Tag: Football Association

Liverpool v Chelsea 4-1 (League match)

Saturday, April 21 – 1990 Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00. Liverpool – Chelsea 4-1 (2-0). Attendance: 38,431. Referee: Mr. R.G. Milford. Liverpool: Bruce Grobbelaar, Glenn Hysen, David Burrows, Steve Nicol, Gary Gillespie (Sub. Gary Ablett, 81 min.), Alan Hansen, Jan Mølby, Ronny Rosenthal, Ian […]

Shankly lashes Everton

Monday, January 3 – 1972 Liverpool manager Bill Shankly yesterday marched into an FA disciplinary court to clear £220,000 Arsenal superstar Alan Ball – then stormed out accusing Everton of turning their backs on their former skipper. Ball, Britain’s costliest player, was facing the disciplinary committee in Birmingham […]

Dave Hickson told not to talk to anyone

Friday, January 10 – 1958 Everton centre-forward, Dave Hickson, has been forbidden by his club to comment on the 21 days’ suspension imposed on him yesterday by the Football Association. Hickson, sent off during the Manchester City-Everton match on December 7, has been suspended from Monday next. The […]

Chairman Will Harrop dies aged 76

Tuesday, February 21 – 1956 Mr. Will Harrop, chairman of Liverpool Football Club, died at his home in Marlborough Road, Liverpool, early yesterday at the age of 76. He was senior vice-president of the Football League, a member of the Football Association, and chairman of the FA Challenge […]

The scouse invasion of London

Saturday, April 29 – 1950 While rain drove the thousands of cup final fans into shops, cafes, museums and buses for shelter to-day, the ticket touts and black marketeers were out in force. Coffee stalls and cafes were besieged. Large numbers of Liverpool supporters were among the earliest […]

Death of Sir Frederick Wall

March 25, 1944 Sir Frederick Wall, secretary of the Football Association for forty years, died on Saturday night. He was eighty-five and had been in poor health for a few years. Even when approaching eighty Sir Frederick attended matches, and Arsenal, of which he was a director, still […]

Millwall F.C. manager suspended

Wednesday, July 31 – 1940 The English Football Association to-day announced that following a joint commission of the FA and League into the affairs of Millwall F.C., Mr. Charles Hewitt, the Millwall manager, has been suspended for six months from August 1, 1940. In his playing days, Mr. […]

Liverpool fined 20 guineas

March 27, 1939 The Football Association announced that Liverpool F.C. have been fined 20 guineas as the result of the alleged misconduct of their spectators at the Liverpool v. Wolverhampton match on February 25. (Hull Daily Mail: March 27, 1939)

F.A. Commission over a knee injury

Wednesday, March 9 – 1938 A Football Association Commission at the Midland Hotel, Derby, this afternoon, inquired into incidents in the F.A. Cup fourth round replay between Liverpool and Sheffield United, which took place at Anfield on January 26, and during which Eastham, the Liverpool inside forward, met […]

What Liverpool wrote about Palace

Wednesday, March 2 – 1938 “Unpleasant reflections” on the Crystal Palace F.C. made in the Liverpool F.C. programme will be withdrawn by order of the F.A. Disciplinary committee of the F.A. yesterday ordered Liverpool to apologies for the statements which were comments on the Cup-tie played between the […]

Female football secretary? Not for the Lancashire FA

Tuesday, December 14 – 1937 “The position is intolerable,” said Mr. C.E. Sutcliffe, president of Lancashire Football Association, yesterday, referring to the Football Association’s decision that women can be registered as secretaries of football clubs. The matter has arisen through Mrs. Haworth of Preston Old-road, Blackpool, being secretary […]

Ernie elected Team Captain

Wednesday, July 15 – 1936 Liverpool F.C. have received notification from the Football Association stating that their request for the trial of two referees in their public practice matches next month will not be granted. Ernest Blenkinsop, left full back and former England captain, has been elected captain […]

John McKenna dies 82 years old

March 22, 1936 One of the foremost leaders and legislators of the Association football game of all time, Mr. John McKenna, president of the Football League since 1910 and vice-president of the Football Association since 1928, died in Walton Hospital, Liverpool, Sunday. He was in his 82nd year. […]

Morrison gone AWOL

Wednesday, March 13 – 1935 Liverpool F.C. have referred the case of Tom Morrison, their Scottish international right half back, who has mysteriously disappeared, to the Football Association. No trace has yet been found of Morrison, who failed to appear when selected to play in a Central League […]

Liverpool sign the England captain

Tuesday, December 4 – 1934 The departure of Tommy Cooper to Liverpool which was announced in last night’s “Telegraph,” has been received with mixed feelings by Derby County supporters, but I am certain that everybody will join me in wishing him the best of luck with his new […]

English trial match at Anfield

Monday, March 3 – 1930 Meeting at the new headquarters of the Football Association, yesterday, the International Selection Committee chose the teams for the international trial match, to be played on the ground of the Liverpool Football Club on Wednesday, March 12. (Western Daily Press, 04-03-1930)

FA clears Mackinlay of breach of rule

Tuesday, December 17 – 1929 Allegations against three International footballers – “Dixie” Dean (Everton), Donald Mackinlay (formerly Liverpool and now Prescot Cables), and Louis Page (Burnley) – were considered at a joint meeting of the Lancashire Football Association and Liverpool Football Association in Liverpool yesterday. The Commission was […]