Tag: Frank Becton

The death of Frank Becton

November 6, 1909 The death occurred at his residence in Villiers-street, Preston, on Saturday, after lingering illness, of an old North End player in the person of Frank Becton. Some twelve months ago the deceased underwent an operation, and though this was successful he became very weak, and […]

Preston North End v Liverpool 2-2 (League match)

Saturday, March 2 – 1901 Match: Football League, First Division, at Deepdale, kick-off: 15:30. Preston North End – Liverpool 2-2 (1-1). Attendance: 1,500. Referee: Mr. T. Helme. Preston North End (2-3-5): Peter McBride, Hugh Dunn (C), Johnny McMahon, Jack Elliott, Peter McIntyre, George Tod, Joe Rogers, Tom Pratt, […]

The catch of the season?

Saturday, September 22 – 1900 ** “One of the best catches Liverpool ever made” is what they say in the seaport about Satterthwaite. It is stated that Satterthwaite sat out several practice games at Ewood last season, and the directors of the Rovers refused to give him a […]

Liverpool get £50 for McCartney

Tuesday, August 16 – 1898 An important meeting of the Executive Committee of the Football League was held last evening at the Old Boar’s Head, Manchester. It was decided that the New Brighton Tower Club will pay the following prices for their players: – To Preston North End, […]

Next season’s players for Liverpool F.C.

May 11, 1898 The Liverpool Club’s team for next season will be selected from the following: – Goal: Harry Storer; backs – Archie Goldie, Billy Dunlop, and Tom Wilkie; half backs – Rab Howell, Alex Raisbeck, William Goldie, Barney Battles, and Thomas Cleghorn; forwards – Robert Marshall, Andy […]

Archie Goldie refuses to re-sign

Saturday, April 30 – 1898 The following players have signed on for Liverpool:  – Harry Storer, Billy Dunlop, Tom Wilkie, Thomas Cleghorn, Barney Battles, William Goldie, Andy McCowie, Frank Becton, John Walker (new player), Hugh Morgan and Thomas Robertson. As Archie Goldie has refused to re-sign up to […]

Scottish Footballers’ Union v English Footballers’ Union 1-2 (Benefit: April 28, 1898)

April 28, 1898 Match: International, Benefit for Unions’ Benevolent Fund, at Ibrox Park. Scottish Footballers’ Union – English Footballers’ Union 1-2 (0-1). Attendance: 3,000; gate receipt: £91 1s. 6d. Referee: Mr. Tom Robertson. SFU (2-3-5): Matt Dickie (Rangers); Jim Welford (Celtic), Dave Gardner (Third Lanark); Bernard Breslin (Hibernian), […]

Frank Becton for England

Thursday, April 28 – 1898 The first international match under the auspices of the Players’ Union was played at Ibrox Park last night before about 3,000 spectators between Scotland and England. Frank Becton (Liverpool) represented England, who won the match 2-1. (Glasgow Herald, 29-04-1898)

Liverpool v Bury 2-2 (League match: March 31, 1898)

March 31, 1898 Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 17:00. Liverpool – Bury 2-2 (1-2). Attendance: 3,000. Liverpool (2-3-5): Harry Storer; Archie Goldie, Billy Dunlop; Barney Battles, John Holmes, Thomas Cleghorn; Fred Geary, Andy McCowie, Robert Colvin, Frank Becton, Harry Bradshaw. Bury (2-3-5): Archie Montgomery; Jack […]

Watson got his men

Wednesday, March, 30 – 1898 Tom Watson had made good use of his opportunities in Scotland this week. When he signed on Hugh Morgan he made a splendid capture, but his latest has caused a bit of sensation in Scotland. For long the eyes of the club managers […]

Football forecasts

January 14, 1898 * Andy McCowie is now the best of the Liverpool forwards. * West Bromwich are the only team to secure three League points out of Liverpool this season. * Frank Becton has been suspended by Liverpool. It is rumoured that he is going to join […]

Liverpool v Wolves 1-0 (League match: November 20, 1897)

November 20, 1897 Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:30. Liverpool – Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 (0-0). Attendance: 12,000. Referee: Mr. J.H. Strawson. Liverpool (2-3-5): Harry Storer, Archie Goldie, Billy Dunlop, John McCartney (C), Thomas Cleghorn, John Holmes, Robert Marshall, Patrick Finnerhan, Fred Geary, Frank Becton, Harry […]