Tag: financial

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)

The Everton takeover

Tuesday, December 28 – 1999 Everton chairman Sir Philip Carter has warned fans there will be no magic wand to wave away the club’s financial troubles, despite Bill Kenwright’s Goodison Park takeover. Carter, who remains chairman in Kenwright’s new regime, insists Everton’s overdraft – estimated at £15 million […]

Anfield shock: Reds in red

Wednesday, August 4 – 1982 The football world is left in disbelief this morning at the news that Liverpool made a loss last season. That loss in their financial year ending april 30 was made despite winning the European Cup in 1981 and the League and League Cup […]

The team behind the team

Sunday, December 30 – 1979 They wear red, but they trade in the gold and silver of success … Liverpool F.C., feared, formidable giants of British football. And into the ‘eighties they go … as well-equipped and as hungry for prizes as they have been throughout the decade […]

Liverpool is worth much more

Thursday, July 26 – 1979 Liverpool have sold English soccer short by trading their influential name to sponsorship for a meagre £50,000, say marketing experts. Though their deal to put the brand name Hitachi on their shirts has sent the rest of football seeking similar revenue, the size […]

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 […]

Everton own 40% of Liverpool’s shares

Friday, November 30 – 1966 London, Glasgow and nine other cities stage more than a quarter of Britain’s League football. None is closer to co-operation in the presentation of a community’s Soccer than Liverpool. The rivalry and excitement of the game on Merseyside are familiar. Less know is […]

Everton F.C.: The annual meeting of 1958

June 19, 1958 Shareholders of Everton critical There were some lively interludes at the annual meeting of Everton F.C shareholders at the Commence last evening, and when the proceedings terminated after two hours there was some opposition, though rather half-hearted, to the vote of confidence passed in the […]

Billy Liddell rejects Bogota offer

Thursday, June 22 – 1950 Billy Liddell, Liverpool’s Scottish international winger, has rejected two tempting offers to join Santa Fe F.C., the Bogota club which signed Franklin and Mountford. Liddell was first approached by the Santa Fe agent while on the Continent with the Scottish touring team. Although […]

Liverpool F.C. made a profit 1944-45

June 14, 1945 Liverpool Football Club shareholders today received their balance sheets for the year ending May 7 showing a profit of £1,880 as compared with a profit of £1,258 the previous year. A sum of £12,677 is brought forward, making £14,558, out of which the directors recommend […]

Liverpool F.C.: The annual meeting of 1943

June 24, 1943 “The future policy of Liverpool F.C. remains unchanged,” said Mr. R. Lawson Martindale, chairman, at the 51st annual meeting of the club last night, when accounts showing a profit of £3,091 were adopted and a dividend of 7½ per cent was declared. Mr. Martindale emphasized […]

Liverpool F.C.: The annual meeting of 1940

Friday, June 21 – 1940 Liverpool Football Club’s meeting. Chairman on prospects. The report of a loss of £6,759 (compared with the previous year’s profit of £12,824) to an attendance of twenty-six shareholders – the lowest on record – provided its own commentary on war-time football at the […]

Bill Shankly to coach juniors

March 21, 1940 Preston North End have shown greater enterprise devising a scheme to encourage and coach junior players than any other Football League club. In the West Riding, both Huddersfield Town and Bradford have organised junior competitions, to be played at Leeds Road and Park Avenue; but […]

Liverpool F.C.: The annual meeting of 1939

Friday, June 16 – 1939 Liverpool F.C.’s good year. Retiring director’s re-elected. When Liverpool Football Club held their annual general meeting at the Law Association Rooms, Cook Street, Liverpool, last night, Mr. Will Harrop, chairman, reporting a profit on the season of £12,824 3s. 5d. compared with a […]

Buckie received £100 for Alex Smith

Thursday, September 23 – 1937 At the Buckie Thistle annual meeting the treasurer reported a loss of £11 on the year’s working, even allowing for the £100 they had received from Liverpool following the transfer of Alex Smith. The number of season tickets sold had increased greatly, but […]