Tag: football

News moving slow in Liverpool

Thursday, December 30 – 1897 Liverpool’s telegraphic facilities are apparently very poor. A deputation waited upon the Postmaster-General yesterday to urge the acceleration of messages to the Continent. The delays in the transmission of telegrams, it seems, seriously hamper business. Those in various parts of England who have […]

World ban on English football clubs

Thursday, June 6 – 1985 A world football ban was slapped on English clubs last night because of the Brussels outrage. It covers international club competitions, and friendly games. The ban was announced by football’s world controlling body, FIFA, in Zurich. But it will not apply to England’s […]

At 32, Emlyn’s even younger

Tuesday, August 28 – 1979 Emlun Hughes today spends his 32nd birthday performing his favourite party piece – playing football. The colours have changed from the tangerine of Blackpool to the red of Liverpool and now to the old gold of Wolves, and a second-round League Cup-tie at […]

And Paula is her name

Friday, April 15 – 1966 A Burton-on-Trent bricklayer has named his daughter after he players in the Liverpool football team who won the cup last year. She is called Paula St. John Lawrence Lawler Byrne Strong Yeats Stevenson Callaghan Hunt Milne Smith Thompson Shankly Bennett Paisley O’Sullivan. The […]

The death of Frank Gray

February 25, 1945 Death of a former Brechin footballer The death occurred in Brechin Infirmary to-day of one of Brechin’s best known personalities, Mr. Frank Gray, who until his retirement a few years ago was chief keeper of Brechin cemetery. Mr. Gray, who was 75 years of age, […]

The death of Jimmy Welford

January 17, 1945 The death took place yesterday at his home in Glasgow of Mr. James W. Welford, a native of Barnard Castle and former Warwickshire and Durham County cricketer and Aston Villa full-back. He played football for Barnard Cross and Stockton. Later he played for Celtic and […]

The death of Harry Daft

January 12, 1945 Famous Notts cricketer and footballer The death has occurred at High Cross, Herts., of Harry Butler Daft, the old Notts cricketer and Notts County and England footballer, at the age of 77. The second son of Richard Daft, he was born at Radcliffe-on-Trent on April […]

M. Ernest Bevin’s tribute to sport

Monday, November 6 – 1944 “Sport, football and racing in particular, proved just the tonic the working man wanted during the dark days of 1940,” said Mr. Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour and National Service, after the match at Anfield on Saturday, where he saw Liverpool overcome Manchester […]

Potted biographies: Ralph Milne

July 12, 1944 Ralph Knowles Milne, M.C., T.C., first Mayor and one of the first aldermen of Bebington. Born 1884. Was articles with Edwin Berry and Co., Liverpool, and was admitted solicitor 1904. Is now senior partner in same firm. Ralph Milne. Is solicitor to Liverpool Constitutional Association, […]

Diverse interests

Tuesday, October 12 – 1943 Football and poetry are ill-mated interests, but perhaps few Liverpool men are as intimately acquainted with both as Mr. William McConnell, a Liverpool Football Club director, who is also well known in city business circles. His knowledge of the poets and their works […]

Death of Rev. C.A. Carter

May 11, 1943 A Liverpool football enthusiast The Rev. C.A. Carter, former vicar of St. Titus’s Church, Liverpool, has died in his ninetieth year at his residence, 41 Tynwald Hill, Stoneycroft. He retired from active work in 1918. Mr. Carter was originally curate at St. Mary’s, Kirkdale, ad […]

The show must go on

Friday, August 2 – 1940 Liverpool F.C. have decided to take part in competitive football during the coming season, and fixtures are being arranged. They will run two teams, the first in the North Region, and a reserve XI. (Western Daily Press, 02-08-1940)

The Sandon Hotel

Saturday, 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 […]

Football entirely suspended

Friday, September 8 – 1939 Association’s statement The Football Association yesterday issued the following statement: – “In accordance with the Proclamation by his Majesty’s Government, under the Rule 27 of the rules of the association, all football under the jurisdiction of the Football Association is entirely suspended until […]

Football trial teams

Saturday, August 12 – 1939 The teams to turn out for Tranmere Rovers, Chester, Wrexham, South Liverpool and Crewe today are appended: – Tranmere Rovers. Blues: – Beale, L. Hodgson, Obrey, Davies, Walkden, Byrom, Alldis, Cuff, Sloan, Bridges, Griffiths. Reds: – Daniels, Keanes, Arthur Owen, Ted Anderson, E. […]