Tag: Football League

Obituary – Cliff Lloyd

Wednesday, January 12 – 2000 Footballer whose biggest victory came after he hung up his boots Cliff Lloyd, who has died aged 83, made a mark in two areas of football – first as a reliable, competent fullback in Fulham’s second division team just after the war, and […]

Liverpool fuming

Wednesday, December 19 – 1990 Liverpool are furious with the League for giving them a Boxing Day dose of capital punishment. Their fixture at Queens Park Rangers will involve a 480-mile round trip – and the midday kick-off makes travelling nightmare for fans. The League insist it involves […]

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 […]

FIFA lift world ban on English

Thursday, July 11 – 1985 English clubs were readmitted into world football yesterday. But relaxation on FIFA’s ban will not have much immediate effect on the clubs. The European ban stays and that means that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are still a no-go area. Peter Robinson, Liverpool’s […]

Final farewell to Bill Shankly

Friday, October 2 – 1981 Thousands of Soccer fans who once roared for Bill Shankly stood in silence for him yesterday. The players who worshipped “The Boss” wept in the rain. It was a sad farewell to the Liverpool legend, the man who never walked alone. As Ian […]

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 […]

Aussie Alun

Friday, July 7 – 1978 Alun Evans has become the most expensive player to leave the Football League and join an Australian club. He has been sold by Walsall to Hellas, the South Melbourne club for £10,000. Evans was English football’s first £100,000 teenager when he left Wolves […]

The man with every top player on his books

Wednesday, January 4 – 1978 Each Saturday, an average of 550,000 football fans swarm through the turnstiles of Britain’s soccer stadiums. Millions more watch soccer on the box. They have their heroes and their villains. They are bombarded daily by the rumoured value of their favourite players, yet […]

John Lillie – Liverpool Football Club

All articles about John Lillie on PlayUpLiverpool. About John Lillie: Born: August 6 – 1900, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Passed away: 1977. Position: Left back. Height: 174 cm  (5ft. 8 1/2in); Weight: 76 kilos (12st.. 0lbs.). Career: Prudhoe Castle. * 1920-21 (Northern Alliance). Liverpool. * 1920-1 0-0 (FL 1); * 1921-2 […]

Tony Hateley transferred to Coventry City

Thursday, September 19 – 1968 Tony Hateley took just 85 minutes yesterday to become Britain’s first £300,000 footballer. Liverpool sold him to Coventry for £80,000. And that sends the total fees paid out for the 27-year-old centre forward spiraling to an all-time record. Hateley’s previous high priced moved […]

Players to fight for “nest egg”

Saturday, June 6 – 1964 The Football League, in my opinion, robbed themselves of respect when they scrapped the players’ Provident Fund at their annual meeting in London on Saturday. Despite a passionate plea from Tom Williams, chairman of League champions Liverpool, 36 club chairmen voted in favour […]

Glory before cash for Thompson

Friday, September 20 – 1963 Peter Thompson, young Liverpool star who said he preferred glory to cash, has now lost £750 by a Football League decision. Preston, who transferred him, wanted to pay him benefit money even though, by refusing their terms, he was not eligible for it. […]

The death of Tom Nuttall

March 26, 1958 Everton Vice-Chairman. Brief illness. The death took place at Liverpool Royal infirmary today of Mr. T.C. Nuttall vice-chairman of Everton F.C., after a brief illness. He was 67 years of age. The news was a great shock to Mr. Nuttall’s many friends for he only […]

Billy Liddell – Emperor of Merseyside

Monday, December 23 – 1957 Here is the happiest Soccer story of the year, with sensational goodwill; bursting out all over. It happened at a Liverpool boardroom party yesterday when club chairman Tom Williams presented Billy Liddell, 35, and still the emperor of Merseyside Soccer with: A radiogram, […]

Byrne to make his debut

Saturday, September 28 – 1957 Late-night warning by Liverpool boss Phil Taylor to the Football League: “If any more of my players go down with flu I must ask for our match at Charlton to be postponed.” Nine of his first-team men are out of action through flu […]

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 […]

Liverpool F.C. appointments

Tuesday, August 2 – 1955 Mr. McInnes becomes secretary and Bill Liddell captain Liverpool F.C. directors, holding their first meeting of the new season last night, appointed Mr. James McInnes as secretary in succession to the late Mr. J.C. Rouse, chose Billy Liddell as captain, and re-elected Messrs. […]