Tag: Lancashire Combination

Did the Liverpool executive over-react?

February 15, 1901 The recent suspension of five Liverpool players by their club for leaving the field during a Combination match, without the permission of the referee, will be reconsidered by the Lancashire Association (who confirmed the suspension) at Bolton next Monday. The referee, Mr. Foster, of Accrington, […]

Donald Woan married

Friday, June 19 – 1953 Donald Woan, Bradford City outside right, formerly with Liverpool, was married today at Maghull, near Ormskirk, to Miss Lillian Margaret Rowlands, of Maghull. His brother Alan who plays for Bootle in the Lancashire Combination, was best man. Groomsmen were two other brothers, Frank, […]

Priday joins Accrington Stanley

Thursday, December 11 – 1952 Accrington Stanley manager Mr. Walter Crook last night came to terms with his old club, Blackburn, and signed for a nominal fee South African winger Bob Priday, who cost £10,000 when transferred from Liverpool to Blackburn in March 1949. Priday had been on […]

Sammy’s return trip

Friday, July 27 – 1951 Liverpool yesterday made two football deals. They signed one inside forward and transferred another. John Lawton, 19, has joined the club and Sam Shields, 23, was signed by Airdrieonians, the Scottish club. Shields joined Liverpool from Cowdenbeath in April 1949. Lawton played for […]

No Central League for Liverpool F.C.

June 30, 1944 Liverpool Football Club have decided not to compete in the Central League if the competition is revived next season – a point on which a decision has still to be reached. Liverpool are one of the four clubs who have notified the President, Mr. W.C. […]

Tom Bradshaw transferred to South Liverpool

Tuesday, July 18 – 1939 As anticipated, Tom Bradshaw, the former Liverpool and Scottish international centre-half, duly signed for South Liverpool, negotiations between officials of the club and himself being completed yesterday. In all likelihood, he will be appointed captain for the forthcoming season. Bradshaw had expressed a […]

The death of Alf Robinson

May 13, 1939 The death took place on Saturday of Mr. Alf Robinson, of Westbourne Road, West Hartlepool, the former Carlisle, Sunderland, and Sheffield United centre-forward, and a sportsman of note in the Hartlepools. He was 55. His long and active association with football began in West Hartlepool, […]

Albert Shears for Leyland Motors

Wednesday, February 14 – 1934 Leyland Motors have secured two new players, Albert Shears, of Preston, a centre-half or right back, who previously assisted Preston North End, Liverpool, Barnsley, and Tranmere Rovers, and Seth Hurst, an outside right who played for Chorley in the Lancashire Combination last season. […]

The career of William Cockburn

Tuesday, July 1 – 1930 Picture to yourself John Hill, the Newcastle United an one-time Plymouth Argyle centre-half-back, but imagine him to be two or three inches smaller, an there you have a conception of William Cockburn, the new pivot of Swindon Town, in action in the field. […]

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 […]

Reginald Leck wounded in action

April 25, 1918 Reg Leck, the well-known and popular inside left of Tranmere Rovers F.C. for several season, is in hospital at Winchester (a friend tells me). He was admitted there having met with a somewhat serious accident while out in France. He is doing as well as […]

Liverpool to play South Liverpool at Dingle Park

April 24, 1918 The respective champions of the subsidiary competitions of the Lancashire League Section and Lancashire Combination meet at Dingle Park on Saturday, and both Liverpool and South Liverpool will be strongly represented. The Anfield directors, as a compliment to their South-end friends, are putting out their […]

The local “A” teams

Tuesday, February 26 – 1918 The “A” teams of Everton and Liverpool have entered the Lancashire Combination tourney for the remainder of the season, hence Tranmere Rovers and South Liverpool are now assured of continuous engagements until the end of April. (The Athletic News / Sporting Chronicles, 26-02-1918)

The funeral of Tom Watson

May 11, 1915 A cool corner of Anfield Cemetery had been chosen. The sun’s rays shaded his last resting-place. “Tom” was buried there. The day was beauteously fine, and the setting of the last act was all peaceful. The whole sports-world seemed to be represented. The late manager […]

Good prospects for Chester

Saturday, June 20 – 1914 There is every prospect of Chester having quite a tip-top team next season, for Mr. Jack Jones, the secretary, and his colleagues are taking great pains over the building up of the side, and so far have met with very considerable success. Last […]

Lancashire Combination – Final League tables – 1912/1913

Wednesday, May 7 – 1913 (Burnley Express, 07-05-1913) Lancashire Combination, League table, Eccles Borough, Accrington Stanley, Nelson, Chorley, Barrow, Tranmere Rovers, Chester, St. Helens Recs, Fleetwood, Haslingden, Altrincham, Hyde, Walkden, St. Helens Town, Heywood United, Denton, Rossendale, Colne, South Liverpool, Stalybridge Celtic, Atherton, Northwich, Hurst, Macclesfield, Hindley Central, […]