Tag: FA Cup

Training at Cleverleys

Thursday, January 21 – 1926 Liverpool, in view of their Cup tie against Fulham, have sent their players away for the first time this season, and 18 men are at Cleverlys, near Blackpool. (Nottingham Evening Post, 21-01-1926)

A loss on the season’s working

Tuesday, June 13 – 1933 The Liverpool Football Club report a loss on the season’s working of £1,284 compared with a profit the previous season of £2,595. This loss is due to the club’s early exit from the FA Cup. (Hull Daily Mail, 13-06-1933)

Kenny’s tears of pain

Friday, February 22 – 1991 Kenny Dalglish fought back tears yesterday as he left his Merseyside kingdom. Ten days before his 40th birthday the player who won almost every honour in the game with Celtic and Liverpool before transferring his genius to the manager’s desk, told a stunned, […]

Bombshell from Bob Paisley

Friday, January 1 – 1982 Liverpool manager Bob Paisley dropped a bombshell yesterday by taking the captaincy from Phil Thompson and handing it to Graeme Souness for today’s FA Cup tie at Swansea. Paisley says: “You have to explore every avenue and I’m taking the captaincy off Phil […]

Liverpool v Arsenal 1-1 (FA Cup, replay)

Wednesday, April 16 – 1980 Match: FA Cup, Semi Final, replay, at Villa Park, kick-off: 19:30. Liverpool – Arsenal 1-1 (0-0) after extra-time. Attendance: 40,679. Referee: Mr. K.S. Hackett. Liverpool: Ray Clemence, Phil Neal, Colin Irwin, Phil Thompson (C), Ray Kennedy, Alan Hansen, Kenny Dalglish, David Fairclough, David […]

Liverpool sign deal with Hitachi

Wednesday, July 25 – 1979 Television will be on Liverpool next season. The League champions have decided to wear shirt advertising and the sponsor will be Japanese TV and electronics giant Hitachi. That’s the name Anfield old-boy Kevin Keegan wears on his Hamburg shirt in Germany, And the […]

Chelsea hand out the punishment

Saturday, January 7 – 1978 Match: FA Cup, 3rd Round, at Stamford Bridge, kick off: 15:00. Chelsea – Liverpool 4-2 (1-0). Attendance: 45,449. Referee: Mr. P. Partridge. Chelsea: Peter Bonetti, Graham Wilkins, John Sparrow, Ian Britton, Ron Harris, Steve Wicks, Bill Garner, Ray Lewington, Tommy Langley, Charles Cooke […]

Kid Irwin on stand-by

Tuesday, April 26 – 1977 Colin Irwin, a 20-year-old part-timer, is standing by to make his debut for Liverpool against Everton in the FA Cup semi-final replay at Maine Road tomorrow. Irwin, a camera technician at a Kirkby factory, will get his chance if veteran defender Tommy Smith […]

Phil’s thunder sinks Carlisle United

Tuesday, January 29 – 1974 Match: FA Cup, 4th round, replay, at Brunton Park, kick off: 14:00. Carlisle United – Liverpool 0-2 (0-0). Attendance: 21,262. Referee: Mr. J.K. Taylor. The Liverpool Eleven: Clemence, Smith, Lindsay, P.Thompson, Lloyd, Hughes, Keegan, Hall, Boersma, Toshack, Callaghan. The Liverpool goals: 1-0 Boersma […]

The Roger Hunt and Bill Shankly showdown

Wednesday, March 5 – 1969 Roger Hunt and Bill Shankly face a showdown meeting today – at Hunt’s request. The “battering ram” of England’s World Cup side and Liverpool’s blaze of success is prepared to be transferred or even quit the game. Only an amicable hatchet-burying session can […]

Tragedy at Anfield

Thursday, May 6 – 1965 Less than 24 hours after cheering his team’s European Cup victory over Milan, Jimmy McInnes, secretary of Liverpool Football Club was found hanged in a turnstile booth at Anfield, the club ground last night. He was discovered by an inspector making a routine […]

Bill Shankly prepares for a new season

Thursday, August 13 – 1964 Liverpool, Thursday: Bill Shankly, the dynamo behind League champions Liverpool, thumped the desk in his office under the main stand at Anfield and said: “The European Cup? It’s a war!” The craggy, gravel-voiced Scot, whose 100 per cent. enthusiasm has lifted Liverpool from […]

Liverpool v Derby County 5-0 (FA Cup match)

Saturday, January 4 – 1964 Match: FA Cup, Third Round, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00. Liverpool – Derby County 5-0 (2-0). Attendance: 46,460. Referee: Mr. M.A. Fussey. Liverpool: Tommy Lawrence, Phil Ferns, Ronnie Moran, Gordon Milne, Ron Yeats, Willie Stevenson, Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt, Alf Arrowsmith, Ian St John, […]

Kick off stands

Friday, March 22 – 1963 Mrs. Mirabelle Topham, who asked Liverpool Football Club to delay the kick off of their Cup tie with West Ham a week tomorrow from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to avoid a clash with the Grand National, yesterday had the reply: “Regret impossible […]

Wrexham v Liverpool 0-3 (FA Cup match)

Wednesday, January 9 – 1963 Match: FA Cup, Third Round, at The Racecourse Ground, kick-off: 19:00. Wrexham – Liverpool 0-3 (0-1). Attendance: 29,992. Referee: Mr. H. Webb. Wrexham: Ken Simpkins, Peter Jones, Ally McGowan, Ken Barnes, Alan Fox, Tecwyn Jones, Ron Barnes, Arfon Griffiths, Ernie Phythian, Brian Whitehouse, […]

Worcester’s saucy Cup win

Thursday, January 15 – 1959 Match: FA Cup, 3rd Round, at St George’s Lane, kick-off: 14:15. Worcester City – Liverpool 2-1 (1-0). Attendance: 15,011. Referee: Mr Les Tirebuck (Halifax). Worcester City (2-3-5): John Kirkwood; Eddie Wilcox, Reg Potts; Sammy Bryceland, Les Melville, Roy Paul: Tommy Brown, Eddie Follan, […]

Preparing for the Worcester Cup-tie

Wednesday, January 7 – 1959 The match that has turned Worcester into a Cup-crazy City is in danger. Rain threatens to wash out their glamour Third Round clash with Second Division giants Liverpool on Saturday. The Worcester pitch is already waterlogged. If there is more heavy rain or […]

Death of Liverpool F.C. secretary

Wednesday, February 2 – 1955 Mr. John C. Rouse (54), secretary of Liverpool Football Club and of the Professional Footballers’ golf championship, died at his home in Booker Avenue, Liverpool, last night. Mr. Rouse yesterday made plans for staging the fifth round FA Cup-tie between Liverpool and Huddersfield […]