Tag: football ground

Fleetwood F.C. ground not to be sold

Wednesday, August 29 – 1945 An application for the sale or lease of the Highbury Football Ground, at Fleetwood, which was constructed by Fleetwood Corporation at a cost of over £8,000 several years ago, and which has not been occupied for six years, was not entertained by the […]

Liverpool FC buy the Prescot Football ground

May 21, 1945 Liverpool Football Club have completed arrangement for the acquisition of the Prescot Football Club ground for post-war purposes. A deputation from the Anfield board met the Prescot representatives a few days ago to discuss the details. The full Liverpool board considered the proposal and the […]

A gymnasium in the Anfield ground car park?

Tuesday, March 13 – 1945 Like other senior clubs, Liverpool F.C. are looking ahead to post-war requirements. Their negotiations with Prescot Cables are only one indication. Another comprehensive scheme they have in mind, though it may be some time before it comes to fruition, involves the erection of […]

Physical training for the public

July 5, 1940 Mr. J. Morton, the Tranmere Rovers trainer (left), instructing members of the public in recreative physical culture at the Rovers’ Football Ground last evening. The Tranmere club is well equipped and has a large gymnasium for this new scheme to which the public are invited […]

Football and the Sandon Hotel

May 4, 1940 The Sandon Hotel in Oakfield Road would be found to be connected prominently with football if ever the history of the game as made in Liverpool came to be chronicled. Everton F.C. became a power there, Liverpool F.C. had its birth there, and in the […]

Liverpool players’ report for training

July 27, 1939 Liverpool players reported at the Anfield ground yesterday, and Everton receive their members at Goodison Park on Monday. Mr. Will Harrop, the chairman of the Liverpool club, welcomed the players, who were fit and happy. Mr. Harrop expressed the hope that in this season of […]

Few lines on Robert Scott

Friday, September 23 – 1938 Snapshot of the Wolves Robert Alexander Scott (goal, 6ft. 2in., 13st.). Born at Liverpool. Educated within a stone’s throw of Liverpool football ground. Won his schoolboy international cap in 1927. Played for local clubs, Carlton and Oakmere before joining Liverpool and becoming a […]

Their summer game

Sunday, June 19 – 1927 Two Liverpool players whose prowess on the bowling green is well known in the vicinity of Anfield are Tommy Lucas and Donald Mackinlay. Both are members of the Sandon Club (Liverpool and District League) situated not a hundred yards from the football ground. […]

Manchester City’s new ground

Monday, July 24 – 1922 The construction of Manchester City’s new ground at Maine-road, Moss Side, in that city, will be commenced during this week, and, as we have previously announced, will be completed for the opening of the season 1923-24. Then Manchester City are hoping to have […]

Costume carnival at Anfield

Monday, February 14 – 1921 A costume carnival was held on Monday at the Liverpool Football Club’s Ground, Anfield, the proceeds to be distributed between the unemployed ex-Service men, also the Liverpool hospitals, the Liverpool Personal Service Committee, and the Variety Artistes’ Benevolent Fund. A costume procession was […]

Mrs. Tom Watson passes away

Monday, September 24 – 1917 Mr. George Patterson, the Liverpool F.C. secretary, informs us that to-day, at 12.5 p.m., Mrs. Tom Watson passed away. It is a coincidence that it was at the same hour on May 6, 1915, that the former Liverpool secretary passed away. Mrs. Watson […]

French leave for two footballers

Monday, March 13 – 1916 Stated to be old members of the Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club, two absentees named Linkson and Nixon, of the Middlesex Regiment, were remanded for an escort at Enfield Petty Sessions, to-day. A police-sergeant said he arrested the prisoners on the Tottenham Hotspur […]

War horses at Manchester City’s ground?

Tuesday, August 4 – 1914 To-day comes news that this morning Captain Paxton, the adjutant of the Manchester Artillery, visited the Manchester City Football Ground at Hyde Road and suggested the possibility that the ground would prove eminently suitable as a gathering place for five or six hundred […]

New headquarters for QPR

Saturday, July 25 – 1914 Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club are to transfer their headquarters from Park Royal to a new enclosure situated within a stone’s throw of the Stadium at Shepherd’s Bush. The new ground will be opened in January. (The Sports Argus, 25-07-1914)