Tag: FA Cup final

Mike misery

Friday, June 19 – 1992 Liverpool yesterday fined reserve team keeper Mike Hooper two weeks’ wages after his walk-out before last season’s FA Cup final. And his Anfield career could now be over with the arrival of Watford starlet David James. (Daily Express, 20-06-1992)

Anfield gets angry at fixture jam

Thursday, May 4 – 1989 Liverpool reacted angrily yesterday as the Football League set a deadline for them to complete their fixtures. The League want to condense their final five First Division games into a 10 day spell so their Championship chase is completed by May 23. But […]

Welcome home Rushie

Thursday, August 18 – 1988 Ian Rush sensationally come back to Liverpool from Juventus last night for a British record fee of £2,8 million. The shock return of the homesick Welsh goalscorer smashes the ambitions of Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton. The Goodison Park club were understood to be […]

Bob Paisley rides again

Thursday, May 19 – 1977 This time he is leading a red army into battle Bob Paisley, manager of League champions Liverpool rode into Rome more than thirty years ago on board a tank, a member of a liberating army. In a way it is a similar rumbling, […]

Kevin Keegan moves to Liverpool for £35,000

Monday, May 3 – 1971 Bill Shankly switched his attention from Cup Final opponents Arsenal to lowly Scunthorpe yesterday and bought the Fourth Division club’s midfield player Kevin Keegan, for £35,000. Keegan, 20, has been the target for a lot of clubs and Shankly said: “We have had […]

Di Stefano and Pereira at Holly Park

Tuesday, May 14 – 1968 A capacity crowd of 10,000 is expected at South Liverpool’s Holly Park ground tomorrow evening to watch the might Real Madrid stars Alfredo di Stefano and Benfica goalkeeper Costa Pereira oppose each other in a charity match. The world wide reputations of these […]

Liverpool swoop for Tony Hateley

Wednesday, June 28 – 1967 Chelsea last night sold centre forward Tony Hateley to Liverpool, for a little less than the £100,000 that they paid Aston Villa for him last October. The deal went through in a London hotel after Liverpool boss Bill Shankly and Hateley had travelled […]

Liverpool v Chelsea 2-0 (League match)

Monday, April 19 – 1965 Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00. Liverpool – Chelsea 2-0 (2-0). Attendance: 41,847. Referee: Mr. G. McCabe. Liverpool (2-3-5): Tommy Lawrence; Chris Lawler, Gerry Byrne; Geoff Strong, Ron Yeats, Willie Stevenson; Bobby Graham, Roger Hunt, Phil Chisnall, Tommy Smith, Peter […]

A thriller at Upton Park

Saturday, April 19 – 1958 Match: Football League, 2nd Division, at Upton Park West Ham United – Liverpool 1-1 (0-1) Attendance: 37,750 The Liverpool Eleven: Rudham; Molyneux, Moran; Wheeler, White, Wilkinson; Murdoch, Harrower, Liddell, Melia, A’Court. The Liverpool goal: 1-0 Liddell (20 min.). West Ham right back John […]

Bert Freeman dead

Thursday, August 11 – 1955 The death has taken place at Birmingham of Bert Freeman the former Everton and England international centre forward and the man who scored the goal for Burnley when they defeated Liverpool in the Cup Final of 1914 at Crystal Palace. Before the first […]

Willie Fagan for Weymouth

Monday, July 14 – 1952 Willie Fagan, whom Liverpool placed on the open-to-transfer list at the end of last season, is to become player-manager of Weymouth, members of the Southern League in which they were runners’ up last season. He has been negotiated with them for some time, […]

A hero’s welcome for Liverpool

Monday, May 1 – 1950 The welcome given to the Liverpool football team when they returned to their city last night could hardly have been greater had they brought the Cup with them. A crowd estimated at about 120,000 thronged Lime Street, and the two-mile route to the […]

Cup pitch race against time

Friday, April 28 – 1950 Mr. Percy Young, head groundsman at Wembley Stadium, has won his race against time in the preparation of the pitch for tomorrow’s FA Cup final. “We were just able to finish things,” he said to-day as light rain fell on the precious turf, […]

The death of George Livingstone

January 15, 1950 George Livingstone, who partnered Billy Meredith in the Manchester City team in the winning FA Cup final in 1904, died yesterday. (Hull Daily Mail: January 16, 1950) NOTE: You can read the full story of George Livingstone on the excellent celticwiki-pages.

In the frozen north

Friday, August 3 – 1945 Followers of Liverpool and Everton may remember Lieut. Victor Rae, R.N.V.R., a Londoner who refereed several senior matches here in the early years of the war – and a good ‘un he was, too. He later went to Iceland as Amenities Liaison Officer, […]

Hugh McQueen passes away at home

Saturday, April 8 – 1944 Mr. Hugh McQueen, who played for Liverpool, Queen’s Park Rangers, and Derby County, for whom he appeared in two cup finals, died to-day at his Norwich home, aged 76. He had lived in Norwich since 1905, and was for many years trainer to […]

Army’s strong side

Thursday, May 28 – 1942 The Western Command are taking no chances against Mr. Ted Robbin’s eleven, and have chosen a strong side, including several internationals. In addition to Mercer, and possibly Cook, we are also represented by Balmer (Liverpool) who leads the Army’s attack. Pryde (Blackburn) is […]

Golden wedding of ex-football star

Wednesday, September 3 – 1941 Mr. and Mrs. Fred Geary of the Fountains Abbey Hotel, Walton Road, Liverpool, have celebrated their golden wedding. Known to countless older Everton and Liverpool football “fans,” Mr. Geary shared almost every honour which goes to a professional footballer except playing in the […]