Tag: George Kay

Bill Shankly gets the Liverpool job

Tuesday, December 1 – 1959 Bill Shankly, 46-year-old manager of Huddersfield Town, was appointed as Liverpool’s new manager last night. He will start his new job within a month. Shankly succeeds Phil Taylor, who resigned recently, and will have more authority than any of his post-war predecessors – […]

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. […]

Liverpool relegation has sad sequel

Monday, April 19 – 1954 A sad postscript to Liverpool’s departure from the First Division after forty-nine years was the announcement yesterday of the death of my old friend George Kay, their former manager. George resigned his position with the club in 1951 because of continued ill-health after […]

George Kay dies aged 66

Sunday, April 18 – 1954 Mr. George Kay, formerly manager of Liverpool Football Club, died at Liverpool on Sunday night at the age of 66. He had been with the club since 1936 and had steered the side to the League Championship in 1947 and to the Cup […]

George Kay resigns as Liverpool manager

Wednesday, January 31 – 1951 Liverpool, like Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers, are now without a manager. Yesterday, Mr. George Kay, the Liverpool chief, resigned the managership because of ill health. He has been at Anfield for fifteen years. The Liverpool club intend advertising for a new manager, […]

Cup pitch race against time

Friday, April 28 – 1950 Mr. Percy Young, head groundsman at Wembley Stadium, has won his race against time in the preparation of the pitch for tomorrow’s FA Cup final. “We were just able to finish things,” he said to-day as light rain fell on the precious turf, […]

Sweden rings Anfield 2361

Monday, December 5 – 1949 The ringing of the telephone hushed the hubbub in the Liverpool F.C. board room half an hour after Saturday’s match. The call was from Gothenburg, Sweden. A newspaper there wanted a word with Dan Ekner, the Swedish international forward who had played inside […]

Seeking McAvoy

Thursday, September 15 – 1949 Officials of Queen of the South arrived in Liverpool to-day to begin negotiations for the transfer of Doug McAvoy, Liverpool’s Scottish inside forward who formerly played for Kilmarnock. They met George Kay, Liverpool manager, and directors. It is expected the transfer deal will […]

Doug McAvoy on the transfer list

Friday, April 29 – 1949 Following a long chat on Friday between Doug McAvoy and manager George Kay, Liverpool, have agreed to put the ex-Killie man on the open-to-transfer list. Fee is £3,000, but Mr. Kay told Dougie that, if a Scots club come along he’ll be prepared […]

“Baby hurt” SOS

Tuesday, March 25 – 1947 Throwing an overcoat over his Soccer kit the Liverpool captain, Jack Balmer, hurried from Cup-tie training yesterday. He had just received a message from his wife that their eighteen-month-old son Colin had been scaled. Manager George Kay drove to his home where they […]

Billy Liddell supreme

Monday, December 3 – 1945 With the deference to the all-round ability of Liverpool both individually and as a team the act cannot be denied that Billy Liddell was the player who stood supreme in the 4-1 triumph over Huddersfield Town at Anfield. A few weeks ago I […]

Ted Drake goes west

Saturday, September 1 – 1945 We, here, are much concerned about the pass-out of Ted Drake, Arsenal forward. He has been laid up through injury that will stop his football and cricket, at which he was so expert. It was Drake’s name that caused manager George Kay to […]

Peter Kippax – A welcome guest

Thursday, August 30 – 1945 Liverpool’s tale of misfortune dated from mid-afternoon when several chosen players found they could not get away and Mr. George Kay had to get busy to fill gaps. This work brought a most welcome guest in the person of Peter Kippax, the Burnley […]

Bolton brilliance

Tuesday, August 28 – 1945 It is curious that Bolton Wanderers, 1944-45 North Cup winners, should be here to open both Goodison Park and Anfield, but we could not have wished for a better club or side. Believe me the Wanderers are a brilliant team when they settle […]

‘Thank you’ Liverpool F.C.

Thursday, August 9 – 1945 Mr. George Kay, secretary of Liverpool F.C., has received a letter from a member of the BLA – Driver H. Incledon, of the RASC who writes: “As one of Liverpool F.C.’s strong supporters I want to thank you very much for your kindness […]

Back to training

Wednesday, July 25 – 1945 Manager Mr. George Kay, of Liverpool, states that training resumes at Anfield next Tuesday, July 31, and will be held each Tuesday and Thursday evening. Both professional and amateur players will be included in the training. (Evening Express, 25-07-1945)

Bert Hall transferred to Liverpool

May 28, 1945 With the closing of the football season Liverpool have solved the problem which has beenw worrying them ever since last August. They have signed another first-class goalkeeper to strengthen a position for which the only regular player has been the consistent Alf Hobson. Liverpool have […]

Oldham Athletic next at Anfield

May 4, 1945 Chief interest centres on our local clubs, and Liverpool should make no mistake about improving their position when they meet Oldham Athletic at Anfield tomorrow. This will be a welcome visit for the ‘Latics have not played here this season. Oldham are a tough side, […]