Tag: Fred Hopkin

Liverpool F.C. – Hail the 1922 Champions

Liverpool F.C. – The Champions of the League The supreme event in the Eastertide football was the decision of the League championship. When Liverpool had the honour of defeating last season’s winners, Burnley, and on the same day Oldham Athletic overcame Tottenham Hotspur at Boundary Park, the premiership […]

John Deacon to Liverpool

Tuesday, November 28 – 1933 John Deacon, of Darlington, who has recently been appearing with the Redcar Borough side, was yesterday signed on as a professional by Liverpool after he had played in a trial match and scored the equalising goal at Oldham. Deacon, who is aged 18, […]

The Mighty James Jackson

December 29, 1930 Finish with a flourish. No sign of staleness at Blackburn. One had read so much of the alleged hardship on well-trained and well-fed professional footballers that it was quite refreshing to witness a match on the third day wherein play was more strenuously fought in […]

Arsenal keep om doing it

December 15, 1930 Their knack of fighting back. Here we are nearing Christmas, with 18 matches in Arsenal’s record and only one lost. All sorts and conditions of teams have tackled them, but only one has got them down. That was Derby County, whose victory I witnessed, and […]

Gold rush at Roker Park

December 8, 1930 Great Gurney hat-trick. The top figure of the season was registered and there were also other incidents of note at Roker. In the second half the players were like moving spectres in the mist as seen from the Press box, and one had largely to […]

Dan McRorie should make good

December 1, 1930 Hodgson on the mark. The Sheffield United players were seen in two entirely different moods at Anfield I should imagine everyone thought they were extremely unlucky to be two goals in arrear at the interval. They had played the open game at a great pace, […]

A fine Liverpool rally

September 8, 1930 Draw after being two goals behind. Penalty dispute. Mr. J.O. Rickwood, of Sheffield, had controlled this game in a way which had scarcely drawn a murmur from the crowd of 18,000. He had always been well placed, and his decisions had given universal satisfaction, until […]

When Liverpool were roused

September 1, 1930 Bruton’s blow soon wiped out. Predictions that Liverpool will have a successful season will prove correct if the players maintain the form shown against their rivals from Blackburn. They maintain their reputation for grit and persistency, and with team spirit in addition, they hung on […]

Portsmouth v Liverpool 3-3 (League match)

Saturday, November 2 – 1929 Match: Football League, First Division, at Fratton Park, kick-off: 14:45. Portsmouth – Liverpool 3-3 (2-1). Attendance: 19,139. Referee: Mr. E.V. Gough (Stoke-on-Trent). Portsmouth (2-3-5): John Gilfillan, George Clifford, Tommy Bell, Jimmy Nichol, Bob Kearney, David Thackeray, Fred Forward, Jack Smith, Jack Weddle, Jimmy […]