Tag: Gordon Hodgson

Liverpool get Hugh Gerhardi’s signature

Friday, August 1 – 1952 Manager Don Welsh, of Liverpool, to-day signed on, at Southampton, 19-years-old Hugh Gerhardi, a wing-half from Thistle F.C. of Durban, South Africa. Gerhardi was recommended to Liverpool by Mr. Billy Butler, the former Bolton Wanderers’ player who is a personal friend of Manager […]

Gordon Hodgson – Liverpool Football Club

Hodgson in media. About Gordon Hodgson: Born: April 16 – 1904, in Johannesburg, in South Africa. Passed away: June 14 – 1951, Stoke-on-Trent, in England. Position: Inside right, also played centre-forward. Height: 6 ‘ 0. Weight: 13 ‘ 8. Career: Benoni, 1919. Rustenburg, 1921. Pretoria, 1922. Transvaal, 1924. […]

Consider it Cyril Done

Saturday, September 2 – 1939 Three games at centre-forward … then right into First Division football. This is the strange experience of Cyril Done, eighteen-year-old Liverpool player who to-day leads their forwards against Chelsea. Not until the opening practice game this season had Done had any experience of […]

Long wait for the thrills

January 30, 1939 Had either Leeds United or Liverpool taken just a few of their many chances the small crowd of 13,600 would doubtless have considered this to be one of the best games of the season at Elland Road. There was a lot of good football by […]

They like Cleveleys

Wednesday, January 4 – 1939 The west coast is, apparently, a popular spot for football clubs’ Cup preparation. Liverpool, who are at Cleveleys, are not lacking in companions. Staying at the same hotel are Leeds United, Blackpool and Swansea Town. Sheffield United are at an adjacent hotel. Former […]

Gordon Hodgson’s bereavement

Tuesday, March 8 – 1938 His many friends in Dundee and district will learn with regret of the bereavement of Gordon Hodgson, the Leeds United centre forward, and former Forfarshire C.C. professional, whose wife died at their home in Preston Parade, Beeston, Leeds, yesterday. Mrs. Hodgson was 27 […]

Gordon Hodgson for Leeds United

Tuesday, March 2 – 1937 Leeds United have signed Gordon Hodgson, the Aston Villa forward. Gordon Hodgson, who is a South African, joined the Villa last season from Liverpool. He will assist Leeds United the re-arranged League match with Everton at Goodison Park to-morrow. Last year he was […]

Presentation to Gordon Hodgson

Wednesday, September 2 – 1936 Gordon Hodgson, the former Forfarshire professional, has been presented with the ball with which he took eight wickets for 25 runs against Perthshire on the North Inch on Saturday, 1st August. The ball is silver-mounted, and bears the following inscription: – “Presented to […]

Hodgson transferred to Aston Villa

Wednesday, January 8 – 1936 Gordon Hodgson, the Liverpool F.C. inside forward, was to-day transferred to Aston Villa. Hodgson was discovered when the South African amateur touring team visited England in the 1924-25 season. Liverpool signed him as a professional, and during his ten seasons with them he […]

Bradshaw and Riley back for the local derby

Wednesday, January 1 – 1936 Liverpool will field a strong side for their big Merseyside “Derby” match against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday. As foreshadowed exclusively in The Evening Express, Tom Bradshaw, the Scottish international centre-half, and Arthur Riley, the South African international goalkeeper, have recovered from […]

Liverpool want Van Vuuren

Thursday, August 29 – 1935 Liverpool F.C. have secured the services of Van Vuuren, South Africa’s best goalkeeper, and he sails for this country on September 13th. Negotiations for Van Vuuren, who is 21, 6ft. 1in. in height, and weighs 12st 10lb., have been going on for several […]

Gordon Hodgson returns to Liverpool

Monday, August 12 – 1935 Gordon Hodgson, Forfarshire’s South African born professional, left Dundee to-day for Liverpool to resume his duties with Liverpool F.C. Hodgson, during his short stay at Forthill, has been most successful. For Forfarshire he scored 676 runs in 21 innings, averaging 33,8. He also […]

Hodgson trotting round Tannadice

Monday, August 5 – 1935 Gordon Hodgson, the Forfarshire cricket professional and a soccer star with Liverpool, had a trot round at Tannadice yesterday. The pro’ looked in the pink of condition. He also strolled over to Dens and had a look at the trial. (Dundee Courier, 06-06-1935)

“Tiny” Bradshaw to assist Forfarshire

Monday, June 24 – 1935 “Tiny” Bradshaw, the Liverpool footballer and centre half of the famous Wembley Wizards, is to play for Forfarshire against Dundee High School F.P. at the school grounds to-night. Tom Bradshaw, a colleague of Gordon Hodgson in the Liverpool F.C. team, is holidaying in […]

Gordon Hodgson arrives in Dundee

Thursday, May 2 – 1935 If the bowling prowess of Forfarshire’s new professional is on a par with his physique, the faithful of Forthill can look forward joyfully to the Scottish Counties season now dawning. Gordon Hodgson, English football internationalist and English county cricketer, arrives in Dundee last […]