Tag: Jack Balmer

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. […]

Amateur trials with Liverpool F.C.

Monday, July 28 – 1952 The future of most Football League clubs is becoming increasingly bound up in their own young products, and nobody has done more of recent seasons to foster this type of player than our two senior Liverpool clubs, whose managers and staffs are now […]

Burnley v Liverpoo 2-0 (FA Cup match)

Saturday, February 23 – 1952 Match: FA Cup, Fifth Round, at Turf Moor, kick-off: 15:00. Burnley – Liverpool 2-0 (2-0). Attendance: 54,031 (52,070 according to Burnley papers). Referee: Mr. W. Ling (Cambs). Burnley (2-3-5): Jimmy Strong; Jock Aird, Harry Mather; James Adamson, Tommy Cummings, Reg Attwell; Jackie Chew, […]

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, […]

Spare a thought for Paisley

Friday, April 28 – 1950 Spare a thought for those unfortunate Arsenal and Liverpool ex-regulars who will be among the spectators when the Cup Final teams turn out into Wembley’s vast arena to-morrow afternoon. Most disappointed man of all must surely be the Lancashire club’s left half, Bob […]

Liverpool make one change

Friday, April 22 – 1949 To receive Newcastle United at Anfield to-morrow, Liverpool today made a defensive change in their team. Bob Paisley, having recovered from injury, resumes at left half in place of Eddie Spicer, and the attack is the same as that which scored four goals […]

Liverpool v Huddersfield Town 0-1 (League match)

Good Friday, April 15 – 1949 Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00. Liverpool – Huddersfield Town 0-1 (0-0). Attendance: 47,319. Referee: Mr. H. Haworth (Blackburn); linesmen: Messrs. T. Hitchen and F.I. White. Liverpool (2-3-5): Cyril Sidlow, Bill Shepherd, Ray Lambert, Bryan Williams, Bill Jones, Bob […]

Our Visitors – Liverpool F.C.

Saturday, November 29 – 1947 Liverpool have eight of their unsuccessful Cup semi-final team on view to-day. These are a strong go-ahead side, and we should see a good game. Cyril Sidlow (goalkeeper): Native of Colwyn Bay, and one of the best at his job. Outstanding at positional […]

Portsmouth v Liverpool 1-0 (League match)

Saturday, September 13 – 1947 Match: Football League, 1st Division, at Fratton Park, kick-off: 15:00. Portsmouth – Liverpool 1-0 (0-0). Attendance: 33,479. Referee: Mr. W.F. Daly (Orpigton). Portsmouth (2-3-5): Ernie Butler; Phil Rookes, Harry Ferrier; Jimmy Scoular, Wilf McCoy, Jimmy Dickinson; Peter Harris, Tommy Brown, Duggie Reid, Bert […]

Manchester United v Liverpool 2-0 (League match)

Wednesday, August 27 – 1947 Match: Football League, First Division, at Maine Road, kick-off: 18:30. Manchester United – Liverpool 2-0 (1-0). Attendance: 53,610. Referee: Mr. H. Hartley (Bolton). Manchester United (2-3-5): Jack Crompton; Johnny Carey, John Aston; Jack Warner, Allenby Chilton, Bill McGlen; Jimmy Delaney, John Morris, Jack […]

Liverpool v Preston North End 3-1 (League match)

Saturday, August 23 – 1947 Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00. Liverpool – Preston North End 3-1 (0-1). Attendance: 49,353. Referee: Mr. G. Salmon (Stoke-on-Trent). Liverpool (2-3-5): Cyril Sidlow; Jim Harley, Ray Lambert; Phil Taylor, Laurie Hughes, Bob Paisley; Billy Watkinson, Jack Balmer, Albert Stubbins, […]

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool 1-2 (League match)

Saturday, May 31 – 1947 Match: Football League, First Division, at Molineux, kick-off: 15:00. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Liverpool 1-2 (0-2). Attendance: 50,765. Referee: Mr. J. Briggs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (2-3-5): Bart Williams, Gus McLean, Billy Crook, Jim Alderton, Stan Cullis, Billy Wright, Jim Hancocks, Jimmy Dunn, Jesse Pye, Billy […]

Arsenal v Liverpool 1-2 (League match)

Saturday, May 24 – 1947 Match: Football League, 1st First Division, at Highbury, kick-off: 15:30. Arsenal – Liverpool 1-2 (0-0). Attendance: 44,265. Referee: Mr. G. Tedds. Arsenal (2-3-5): George Swindin; George Male, Walley Barnes; Paddy Sloan, Alf Fields, Joe Mercer; Ian McPherson, Jimmy Logie, Reg Lewis, Ronnie Rooke, […]

“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 […]

Cyril Done reappears for Liverpool

Friday, January 10 – 1947 Cyril Done, the Liverpool Reserves centre-forward, will reappear in the first team as inside left in place of Willie Fagan for the cup-tie at Walsall to-morrow. Harry Eastham for Berry Nieuwenhuys, at outside right, is the only other change from the team beaten […]

Sheffield United v Liverpool 0-1 (League match)

Saturday, August 31 – 1946 Match: Football League, First Division, at Bramall Lane, kick off: 15:00. Sheffield United – Liverpool 0-1 (0-0). Attendance: 28,296. Referee: Mr. H.T. Wright (Macclesfield); linesmen: A Blackburn (Flockton; Red-White Flag), T H Briddon (Timperley; Blue-White Flag). Sheffield United (2-3-5): Jack Smith; Fred Furniss, […]

Liverpool ran riot in Chicago

Sunday, June 2 – 1946 The Liverpool F.C. team touring America maintained its unbeaten record when beating Chicago Maroons 9-3 yesterday, after leading 6-3 at half-time. Balmer (4), Fagan (3), Phil Taylor and Priday scored the winner. In seven games Liverpool have scored 46 goals and conceded only […]

Philadelphia Select XI v Liverpool 0-12 (friendly)

Sunday, May 26 – 1946 Match: Friendly, Tour if USA, at the Yellow Jacket Stadium, kick-off: 15:15 (local time). Philadelphia Select of American League XI – Liverpool 0-12. Attendance: 7,000. Referee: Mr. Joseph Schillinger and Mills; linesmen: Messrs. John Burns and Harry Rodgers. Philadelphia Select XI (2-3-5): George […]

Chesterfield v Liverpool 1-1 (War time, League match)

Saturday, December 15 – 1945 Match: Football League, Northern Section, at Saltergate, kick-off: 14:15. Chesterfield – Liverpool 1-1 (1-1). Attendance: 11,992. Chesterfield (2-3-5): Ray Middleton; George Milburn, Billy Kidd; Allen Pringle, Billy Whitaker, Leo Hobson; Des Collins, Jack Wilson, Robert Sinclair, Bill Hart, Harry Roberts. Liverpool (2-3-5): Billy […]