Tag: John McKenna

Young Reds settle for draw

May 2, 1970 Liverpool did all but destroy Anderlecht in this morning’s firs game of the Ajax international youth tournament, As Rangers manager, Willie Waddell, said: “Anderlecht went up once – and scored. Liverpool did all the work.” Despite the Reds all-aout aggression, Anderlecht sneaked into the lead […]

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 […]

John McKenna’s will

Saturday, June 6 – 1936 Mr. John McKenna, present of the Football League from 1910, and who died last March, left £11,182. Bequests include £1,000 to the West Lancashire Alpass Benevolent Institution to found a John McKenna annuity to be associated with the Liverpool Sincerity Lodge of Freemasons, […]

John McKenna’s will

Saturday, May 30 – 1936 Mr. John McKenna, of Liverpool, President of the Football League, who died on March 22, has left estate valued at £11,182. After payment of annuities to his housekeeper, Jessie Stainer, and her daughter, Jessie Maddison, he directs that the West Lancashire Alpass Benevolent […]

John McKenna dies 82 years old

March 22, 1936 One of the foremost leaders and legislators of the Association football game of all time, Mr. John McKenna, president of the Football League since 1910 and vice-president of the Football Association since 1928, died in Walton Hospital, Liverpool, Sunday. He was in his 82nd year. […]

Storm at Liverpool

Monday, May 25 – 1931 Liverpool have reported a decreased profit of £2,723 on gate receipts amounting to £33,993. Players’ wages and bonuses swallowed up £11,071, and £3,090 was paid away in transfers. There was a lively scene at the annual meeting on the question of the election […]

Meeting of the Football League (June 29, 1929)

June 29, 1929 Transfer fees and benefits. Wednesday to Sheffield Wednesday. Mr. John McKenna, the President, presiding over a meeting of the Management Committee of the Football League, held at the Queen’s Highcliffe Hotel, Margate, this morning. Mr. H. Keys, the vice-president, was unfortunately absent through indisposition. Free […]

The Spion Kop at Anfield

Saturday, August 25 – 1928 Liverpool Football Club’s giant stand on Spion Kop will be opened before the match with Bury today by Mr. John McKenna, president of the Football League. The architect is Mr. J. Watson Cabre, of West Crosby. Thanks to Billy the Blue Correspondent from […]

The funeral of John Lewis

January 16, 1926 The funeral at Blackburn of Mr. John Lewis, the well-known football legislator and social worker, who passed away on Wednesday, took place this morning. In accordance with the known wishes of the deceased the obsequies were of private character. The interment was preceded by a […]

The “Father” of Liverpool F.C.

Saturday, April 25 – 1925 Victor Hall Pays Tribute to Alderman John Houlding There are still many men living who will cherish, while memory endures the name of John Houlding, one-time Lord Mayor of Liverpool, and the creator of the Liverpool Football Club. Indeed, the Everton club, with […]

The first ever short corner?

November 17, 1924 Mr. John McKenna, President of the Football League, said in an interview at Liverpool on Monday that both Sam Chedgzoy and Jock Rutherford were within their rights when they dribbled the ball from the corner at Goodison Park on Saturday instead of taking the kick […]

Football League meeting (July 4, 1924)

July 4, 1924 Mr. John McKenna presided at a meeting of the Football League Management Committee at Scarborough on Friday evening, when there was so much business to be transacted that it was not concluded until after midnight. The following players were granted free transfers: A. Allen (Manchester […]

Southampton v Liverpool 0-0 (FA Cup match)

Saturday, February 23 – 1924 Match: FA Cup, Third Round, at The Dell, kick-off: 15:00. Southampton – Liverpool 0-0 (0-0). Attendance: 18,671. Referee: Mr H.J. Webster (London). Southampton (2-3-5): Tommy Allen, Tom Parker, Fred Titmuss, Albert Shelley, Alec Campbell, Bill Turner, Bill Henderson, Arthur Dominy, Bill Rawlings, Cliff […]

Matt McQueen: Liverpool F.C.’s choice

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 no better-known […]

Liverpool – Board of Directors – 1921/1922

Period: July 5 – 1921 to July 5 – 1922. Chairman: Mr. William Robert Williams. Vice-Chairman: Mr. John Asbury. Board of Directors: Messrs. Tom Crompton, Richard Lawson Martindale Snr, Edward Askew Bainbridge, Walter Cartwright, W. Harvey Webb, John McKenna (resigned as Director July 11 – 1921), John Joseph […]