Tag: England

Martin Skrtel to stay or to go?

Tuesday, June 13 – 2013 Martin Skrtel’s agent Karol Csonto will travel to England next week to discus the Liverpool defender’s future with the club but has not revealed if the Slovakian will ask for a move amid interest from Napoli. (Daily Express, 11-06-2013)

Bill Shankly, Swindon Town and the World Cup

Saturday, November 22 – 1997 Liverpool supporters who have witnessed Liverpool’s many European campaigns, which stretch back to 1964 and embrace 173 games in the various competitions, might be stunned to learn that what is believed to be the first British triumph in Continental football involved today’s visitors […]

FIFA lift world ban on English

Thursday, July 11 – 1985 English clubs were readmitted into world football yesterday. But relaxation on FIFA’s ban will not have much immediate effect on the clubs. The European ban stays and that means that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are still a no-go area. Peter Robinson, Liverpool’s […]

Clemence to quite Euro champs

Sunday, May 31 – 1981 England goalkeeper Ray Clemence may have played his last game or Liverpool. That is the shock news for Anfield fans following the club’s third European Cup triumph in Paris (writes Ray Bradley). The 32-year-old Liverpool star is ready to leave Anfield knowing that […]

Benjamin Howard Baker

Born: February 13 – 1892, in Aigburth, in England. Passed away: September 10 – 1987, in Warminster, in England. Position: Goalkeeper. Height: Weight: Career: Marlborough Old Boys. Liverpool Balmoral. Blackburn Rovers. Preston North End. Liverpool, eligible, Aug. 12 – 1914. Blackburn Rovers, signed, Nov. 6 – 1914. Chelsea. […]

England v Yugoslavia 0-1 (Euro 1968)

Wednesday, June 5 – 1968 International, Euro 1968, Semi-Final, at Stadio Comunale, Florence, kick-off: 21:15. England – Yugoslavia 0-1 (0-0). Attendance: 21,834. Referee: Mr. Jose Maria Ortiz de Mendibil (Spain). England: Gordon Banks (Stoke City), Keith Newton (Blackburn Rovers), Ray Wilson (Everton), Alan Mullery (Tottenham Hotspur), Brian Labone […]

Four Liverpool players turn down England

Saturday, May 6 – 1967 The strain of constant Soccer has led to four Liverpool players turning down personal invitations from Sir Alf Ramsey to tour with England teams this summer. Roger Hunt, Peter Thompson, Ian Callaghan, and Tommy Smith have all told Ramsey that they feel they […]

Portugal v England 3-4 (International friendly)

Sunday, May 17 – 1964 Match: International friendly, in Lisbon (Nacional Stadium). Portugal – England 3-4 (1-2). Attendance: 40,000. Referee: Mr. Juan Gardeazabal Garay (Spain). Portugal (2-3-5): Alberto Costa Pereira; Alberto Festa, Fernando Cruz; Mario Coluna (C), Figueiredo Germano, Lucas Vicente; Almeida Jose Augusto, Eusebio, Jose Torres, Custodio […]

Vicente Feola: The big man who bosses Brazil

Tuesday, April 23 – 1963 Vicente Feola, the man who master-minded Brazil’s hold on world football, today dismissed the world champions’ defeat by Portugal yesterday and insisted: – “The only thing worth winning in the whole of football is the World Cup.” Feola, a huge, paunchy, coaching genius, […]

Wales may enter 1954 World Cup

Thursday, December 11 – 1952 Mr. Herbert Powell, secretary of the Welsh FA, said yesterday that Wales will enter the 1954 World Cup tournament in Switzerland if satisfactory arrangements are made, and if England, Scotland, and Ireland also enter. Of the four home countries, only England competed in […]

Thomas Fairfoull @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Thomas Fairfoull on PlayUpLiverpool. About Tom Fairfoull: “A dour Scot from West Calder, and Liverpool’s most consistent half this season. His first season at Anfield, having been obtained from Third Lanark. Was regarded as one of the best halves in Scotland, and has fully borne […]

Gordon Hodgson @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Gordon Hodgson on PlayUpLIverpool.com; About Gordon Hodgson: “Another of the South African ex-amateurs, who has turned out exceptionally well for the Anfielders. Now in his fifth season, and for two seasons has been the club’s top scorer. Played centre forward last season (1928-29), where his […]

The friendly rivals

Tuesday, October 11 – 1949 The choice by Wales of Cyril Sidlow, Liverpool, as goalkeeper on Saturday against England carries a stage further an old rivalry between two players who are former schoolmates. Sidlow and Bill Hughes (Blackburn Rovers) went to the same school in Colwyn Bay. Hughes […]