Tag: half back

Walker Hampson @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Walker Hampson on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Walker Hampson: Born: July 24, 1889: Radcliffe (Lancashire), England. Passed away: 1959: Bury (Lancashire), England. Position: Half-back. Height: (5ft. 9½in.); Weight: (12st.). Career: Black Lane St. Andrew’s: 1912. Colne: 1913. Burnley: 1914. * 1914-15: 4-0 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA […]

Frank Christie nets the winner

Saturday, October 24 – 1953 When Frank Christie was transferred from Liverpool to East Fife in January 1951 for £8,000 he little realised that one day he would be a last-minute goal-scoring hero of a cup final. Reason for Frank’s transfer was to tighten up the half-back-line in […]

Fred Finney for South Liverpool

July 6, 1950 A former South player, Fred Finney (half-back) has returned to the fold. Finney formerly of Liverpool played for the South in seasons 1947, 1948 and 1949, but last season joined Prescot Cables, where he was an ever-present in the Lancashire Combination. (Source: Evening Express: July […]

Bryan Williams for Liverpool F.C.

Thursday, August 9 – 1945 Latest news from the Anfield camp is that Liverpool have signed one of their amateur players on a professional form. He is Bryan William, a 17 year old right half back who assisted Liverpool County FA in the Minor (Youths) Cup competition last […]

Manchester United player wounded in action

Saturday, April 7 – 1945 Private George Gladwin, the Manchester United half-back, has been wounded in the right leg while fighting in Burma with the Royal Berkshire Regiment. This news has been received by his wife and mother who live in Worksop. Gladwin played for Doncaster Rovers before […]

The death of Frank Gray

February 25, 1945 Death of a former Brechin footballer The death occurred in Brechin Infirmary to-day of one of Brechin’s best known personalities, Mr. Frank Gray, who until his retirement a few years ago was chief keeper of Brechin cemetery. Mr. Gray, who was 75 years of age, […]

David Pratt manager of Port Vale

January 6, 1945 Port Vale have appointed Mr. David Pratt, former Yeovil & Petters, Hearts, Notts County, and Clapton Orient manager, to a similar position with them. A flying-officer, Mr. Pratt will take up his new post on his release from the RAF. In his playing days he […]

Two young Liverpool F.C. signings

January 24, 1944 Two St. Helens players, Terry Garner, an outside right, and Billy Twist, a half-back, have been signed as professionals by Liverpool. Both players are 18 years of age and well built and since joining the Reds at the start of the season have made remarkable […]

Savage on duty for Eastern Command XI

Friday, April 23 – 1943 An unexpected treat is offered to football fans on Easter Monday, when strong sides will meet at the Stadium, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford, in a match between Home Guard XI, and Eastern Command. Easter Command team: – McIntosh (Chester); Baker (Chester), Hunt (Stockport); […]

Baseball for Harry Kaye

June 9, 1942 Harry Kaye, the brilliant young Liverpool half-back, has decided to keep in trim for soccer by playing baseball this season with others who have already gained fame on the soccer field. George – or Harry as he is known to some of his pals – […]

The death of John Borthwick

April 23, 1942 I regret to announce the death, which took place, yesterday in Walton Hospital, of John Borthwick, the former Everton half-back. John Borthwick joined Everton round about 1908 and played for some seasons, but was better known to the present generation as the genial host of […]

Shankly on knock out

Tuesday, April 14 – 1942 Bill Shankly, Preston North End and Scottish international halfback football star, agreed to the new role but was a little shaky as to the outcome. Representing his balloon barrage unit in two boxing matches within three weeks, he stepped out to win both […]

Former star shines again

December 30, 1941 Star sportsmen of yester-year shone again during the Christmas holiday period. For instance, Billy Findlay, the former Liverpool half-back and now manager of Watford, turned out for Watford against Charlton Athletic. (Evening Express: December 30, 1941) William Findlay was registered with Liverpool during the 1924-25 […]

George Milligan Everton’s bowling champion

Wednesday, August 9 – 1939 George Milligan, Everton’s wing half-back, won the club bowling tournament at Ellesmere Port, yesterday, when the players went for their annual visit to Bowaters. In the final of the tournament Milligan defeated Billy Edwards. Rain ruled out the cricket, bowling and tennis matches […]

Tom Morrison compensated for football injury

Saturday, August 5 – 1939 Tom Morrison, the former St. Mirren, Liverpool, Sunderland and Ayr United international half-back, was at Dublin Circuit Court during last week awarded 30s a week compensation against Drumcondra F.C. for an injury received while playing for Drumcondra against Bray Unknowns at Tolka Park. […]

Reserve player heads to Hayes

Wednesday, December 14 – 1938 C.E. Williams, a half back with a big reputation in the north has joined the Athenian Leaguers, Hayes. He had some games last season with Liverpool reserves, and played in an amateur international trial the year before as centre half while with Liverpool […]

Tom Morrison heads to Sunderland

Wednesday, November 6 – 1935 Sunderland yesterday secured the transfer from Liverpool of Tom Morrison, their Scottish international half back. Morrison, who joined Liverpool during the 1927-28 season, formerly played for St. Mirren. He helped the Scottish club win the cup in 1926 and played for Scotland against […]