Tag: Goodison Park

The Original Merseyside Derby Game

By Tony Onslow. The present Merseyside Derby games are contested between Everton and their close neighbours Liverpool. The event attracts a capacity crowd to Goodison Park where, in 1894, the two sides had first met in a Football League match. The occasion also taxes the capacity of the […]

Sam Bartram back between the posts

Wednesday, January 8 – 1941 Providing the Services’ players can get leave, Liverpool hope to field pretty much the same side as last Saturday in the return Lancashire Senior cup-tie with Everton, at Goodison Park, this week-end. One change will be the inclusion of Bartram, now back from […]

A local Derby in June

Monday, May 5 – 1941 Merseyside is to have a real Whitsun football treat. Everton and Liverpool have agreed to meet each other on Whit Monday, June 2, as I suggested some days ago, and the match will take place at Goodison Park. It is possible the game […]

The Everton takeover

Tuesday, December 28 – 1999 Everton chairman Sir Philip Carter has warned fans there will be no magic wand to wave away the club’s financial troubles, despite Bill Kenwright’s Goodison Park takeover. Carter, who remains chairman in Kenwright’s new regime, insists Everton’s overdraft – estimated at £15 million […]

Moores wins seat of power at Liverpool

Thursday, August 29 – 1991 David Moores, nephew of former “Mr Everton” Sir John Moores, last night became new chairman of arch-rivals Liverpool in a shock Anfield power coup. Moores, a 46 year-old rock music fan and lifelong Liverpool supporter, moved in to end Noel White’s short tenure […]

Another colossus joins Liverpool

Wednesday, April 23 – 1969 Bristol Rovers, hard up Third Division club, yesterday wiped out their bank overdraft of around £35,000 by selling giant centre-half Larry Lloyd, 20, to Liverpool for £50,000. Falling gates forced Rovers to part with Lloyd, a local lad who is only in his […]

Di Stefano and Pereira at Holly Park

Tuesday, May 14 – 1968 A capacity crowd of 10,000 is expected at South Liverpool’s Holly Park ground tomorrow evening to watch the might Real Madrid stars Alfredo di Stefano and Benfica goalkeeper Costa Pereira oppose each other in a charity match. The world wide reputations of these […]

Matt Busby brings in Phil Chisnall

Saturday, December 2 – 1961 Manchester United thrust Phil Chisnall – “the kid from the school around the corner” – into the fury of a 50,000-gate game against Everton at Goodison Park today. Chisnall, six times, capped by England Schools at centre forward, gets his first game for […]

Everton F.C.: The annual meeting of 1959

June 18, 1959 Mr. Carey calms the storm at Everton meeting Everton’s annual general meeting last night was marked by a storm of protest from shareholders over the decision to change their traditional block of seats in the Bullens Road stand at Goodison Park, quelled eventually by a […]

School star Willie Carlin

May 16, 1956 Tonight at Goodison Park, Liverpool, I expect to see Liverpool Schoolboys lift the English Schools Trophy. They play Brighton in the second leg of the final, having won the first game 3-2. I shall be surprised if they do not win tonight’s match by a […]

Aston Villa pay £23,000 for Dave Hickson

Friday, September 2 – 1955 After a day of suspense, Dave Hickson, Everton’s bustling 25 year-old centre forward, was eventually transferred to Aston Villa at fee believed to be about £23,000. This is roughly what Aston Villa received when they transferred their inside forward, Tommy Thompson, to Preston […]

Bert Freeman dead

Thursday, August 11 – 1955 The death has taken place at Birmingham of Bert Freeman the former Everton and England international centre forward and the man who scored the goal for Burnley when they defeated Liverpool in the Cup Final of 1914 at Crystal Palace. Before the first […]

Everton v Liverpool 2-0 (Liverpool Cup, Final)

Monday, May 3 – 1954 Match: Liverpool Cup, Final, at Goodison Park. Everton – Liverpool 2-0 (1-0). Attendance: 52,012. Everton (2-3-5): Jimmy O’Neill, Eric Moore, Don Donovan, Peter Farrell (C), Tommy Jones, Cyril Lello, Eddie Wainwright, Wally Fielding, Dave Hickson, John Parker, Tommy Eglington. Liverpool (2-3-5): Dave Underwood, […]

FA Youth Contest Final (Alan Arnell)

Friday, May 30 – 1952 Sussex Minors will make history tomorrow (Saturday) when they visit the Everton ground at Goodison Park to play Liverpool County Minors in the first leg of the FA County Youth Championship final. The second leg will be played at the Goldstone Ground, Hove, […]

Everton v Liverpool: A deserved draw

December 31, 1945 Liverpool’s great rally. Once again Liverpool demonstrated their magnificent fighting quality when they snatched victory from Everton by a ten minute drive at the end of the game, which produced two goals to offset the pair Everton had taken earlier on. It certainly appeared that […]

The Reds do it again

December 31, 1945 Saturday’s big crowd at Goodison Park had thrills in plenty and again saw a fighting Liverpool battle back against the odds and pull the game out of the fire. This is getting a habit with the Reds in Liverpool matches. The crowd of 60,926 was […]

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 […]

Liverpool to conquer United States

Thursday, August 2 – 1945 United States soccer clubs, realising that large numbers of American Service men, who previously took no interest in the game back home, have acquired a taste for it during their sojourn here, are taking steps to foster that interest while it’s still warm. […]