Tag: John Walker

Alex Raisbeck’s Unique Life Story: Part 7

May 1, 1915 Memorable match which won Liverpool the championship. Alick Raisbeck relates some special training yarns. What the maximum wage have done to football. the fact that Sheffield United have won the English Cup brings back to me the words of Tom Watson, the Liverpool “boss,” whom […]

Football League notable transfers

May 5, 1914 Some of the most notable of the deals in players since the four-figure transfer fee became the fashion, when Middlesbrough paid £1,000 to Sunderland for Alf. Common, now with Preston North End, are: – George Utley Barnsley to Sheffield United £2,000 Tommy Barber Bolton Wanderers […]

Middlesbrough v Liverpool 4-0 (League match)

Saturday, April 18 – 1914 Match: Football League, 1st Division, at Ayresome Park, kick-off: 15:15. Middlesbrough – Liverpool 4-0 (1-0). Attendance: 15,000. Referee: Mr. C.R. Hall; linesmen: Messrs. W.H. Dean and A. Brown. Middlesbrough (2-3-5): Tim Williamson; Jack Haworth, John Walker; Stewart Davidson, Andrew Jackson, Edward Verrill; Jackie […]

Tragic end for William Walker

Wednesday, January 23 – 1907 Footballers will regret to learn of the tragic death of Willie Walker, the veteran Leith Athletic player which took place in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary yesterday afternoon. Walker, who was playing forward, was injured in an attack on the Vale of Leven goal. Walker […]

The death of Nicol Smith

January 6, 1905 Readers of the “News” will not be altogether unprepared for the sad announcement that Nicol Smith, Glasgow Rangers’ famous right back, has passed to the majority. We reported the other day that his condition was grave, and yesterday “Nick,” as he was familiarly called in […]

Tom Robertson offered maximum wage

May 22, 1902 Liverpool are anything but pleased at Tom Robertson, their late full back, migrating to Southampton. It cost them close upon £400 for his transfer from Stoke, and they have not had two years’ service out of him. So far as they are aware, Robertson had […]

Johnny Walker to assist Rangers?

May 3, 1902 It is said that Johnny Walker, of Liverpool, and Mackie, the Raith Rovers centre forward, will figure in the Rangers team in the replayed British League tie between Rangers and Everton to-day at Celtic Park. Other surprises hinted at. The proceeds of this match go […]