Tag: James McBride

Matt McQueen – Liverpool F.C.’s choice

Monday, February 19 – 1923 After careful examination of an extraordinary number of applications for the post of team-manager to the Liverpool Association Club, now threatening to establish a post-war record as League Champions, the directors of the club have appointed Matt McQueen to that position. There is […]

Mr. John McKenna’s long service

Monday, January 20 – 1919 The President of the Football League, Mr. John McKenna, greatly distinguished himself in the interview with the professional players. To conduct an argument with about 70 players, full of grievances, for two hours, requires not only ability, but patience, tact, and knowledge. Mr. […]

The death of Andrew Kelvin

October 23, 1911 Andrew Kelvin, one of the original members of the Liverpool Association club recently died at his house in Kilmarnock. He took part in the first match for Liverpool, when Rotherham Town were beaten 7-0. The Liverpool side on that day was: Sydney Ross, Andrew Hannah, […]

James McBride passes away

Thursday, May 25 – 1899 The death took place very suddenly yesterday  at his home at Manchester of James McBride, a well-known Association footballer, formerly of Renton, and who since coming south had been a member of the Liverpool, Manchester City and Ashton North End Clubs. Deceased was […]

Manchester City v Liverpool 1-1 (League match)

Friday, April 3 – 1896 Match: Football League, Second Division, at Hyde Road, kick-off: 15:30. Manchester City – Liverpool 1-1 (1-0). Attendance: 25,000; gate receipt: £800. Referee: Mr. John Lewis. Manchester City (2-3-5): Charlie Williams; Charles Ditchfield, David Robson; George Mann, Thomas Chapman, James McBride; Billy Meredith, Patrick […]

A new league record

Monday, October 15 – 1894 Well it’s a record – £1026; prodigious would Dominic Sampeson describe the proceeds. So will Dicky Sams and so will the people generally. The phenomenal sum and indicates beyond all cavil that, there must have been something near 40,000 spectators, and yet the […]

Everton v Liverpool 3-0 (League match)

Saturday, October 13 – 1894 Match: Football League, First Division, at Goodison Park, kick-off: 15:30. Everton – Liverpool 3-0 (1-0). Attendance: 40,000; gate receipt: £1,026 (new League record) Referee: Mr. J. Lewis (Blackburn), linesmen: Messrs. W. Gunning (Liverpool) and R. Kelso (Everton). Everton (2-3-5): Tom Cain; James Adams, […]

A very tough afternoon in West Bromwich

Monday, September 17 – 1894 Liverpool paid their first visit to West Bromwich on Saturday, and despite the greater counter attractions, Aston Villa v. Sunderland and Small Heath v. Wolverhampton Wanderers, a goodly crowd assembled to witness the performances of the seaport club. Neil Kerr was again an […]

Practice match at Anfield

Tuesday, August 21 – 1894 The first practice match of the Liverpool Club took place Tuesday evening upon the Anfield ground before a huge crowd, numbering fully 12,000. The chief interest was centred in the performance of the new men, whose play was followed very keenly. Sides were […]

Liverpool v Preston North End 3-2 (FA Cup match)

Saturday, February 10 – 1894 Match: FA Cup 2nd Round, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00. Liverpool – Preston North End 3-2 (2-1). Attendance: 17,000, gate receipts: £460. Referee, Mr J. Lewis (Blackburn); linesmen, Messrs Birtwistle and Keay (Blackburn). Liverpool (2-3-5): Bill McOwen; Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean; Matt McQueen, […]