Tag: London

Ray Houghton chase

Wednesday, July 22 – 1992 Chelsea and Aston Villa were last night locked in battle for the £900,000 signature of Liverpool midfielder Ray Houghton. He will fly home today from Liverpool’s Italian training camp to talk to both clubs, and his move could make way for Trevor Steven […]

Double swoop for Liverpool?

Thursday, May 21 – 1992 Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday moved in to make Liverpool sweat on the £700,000 signing of Darren Anderton’s Portsmouth colleague John Beresford. Anfield boss Graeme Souness met the defender in London, only to find he has had transfer talk with Wednesday boss Trevor Francis. Souness […]

Oggy skates it to the big league

Saturday, November 3 – 1984 * Steve Ogrizovic is hardly a household name, but he arrived in London today as one of the country’s most promising goalkeeper. After only four months in the First Division with Coventry he is already being rated in the top four. Today the […]

United move in on Fagan

Saturday, August 20 – 1983 When Liverpool and Manchester United have their showdown at Wembley this afternoon there is much more at stake than the annual hand-out to charity. For once, the season’s curtain raiser matches two clubs likely to spend the next eight months wrestling for the […]

George Pither @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about George Pither on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Gerge Pither: Born: June 24, 1899, Kew (London), England. Passed away: Position: Outside left. Height: 172 cm. (5ft. 7½.); Weight: 70 kilos (11st.). Career: Richmond Wednesday. Isleworth Town. Brentford, 1921. Millwall, Signed: May, 1922. Bristol Rovers. Torquay United, Signed: August […]

Smith out of European final

Thursday, May 4 – 1978 Tommy Smith admitted defeat yesterday and dropped out of next Wednesday’s European Cup Final with Bruges a week after dropping a pickaxe on his foot and breaking a toe. “I am so sick I don’t know what to say,” said the Liverpool hard […]

The man with every top player on his books

Wednesday, January 4 – 1978 Each Saturday, an average of 550,000 football fans swarm through the turnstiles of Britain’s soccer stadiums. Millions more watch soccer on the box. They have their heroes and their villains. They are bombarded daily by the rumoured value of their favourite players, yet […]

Bill Shankly: “Ready for anything”

Wednesday, May 9 – 1973 Hughes is cleared as champs go for glory A smile that seemed to stretch from London to Merseyside covered Bill Shankly’s face as he left a Football Association disciplinary hearing at Lancaster Gate yesterday. Minutes earlier, Emlyn Hughes, his England defender, had been […]

Leeds will walk it, say bookies

Saturday, August 9 – 1969 The bookies have no doubt about it – Leeds kick off today as the hottest favourites for years to retain their League title. They are quoted at 11-4 by a leading London bookmaker, with Everton and Liverpool at 7-1. Other prices: 8-1 Manchester […]

Beatle seeks divorce

Friday, August 23 – 1968 Beatle John Lennon is being sued for divorce by his wife Cynthia. She names Japanese actress Yoko Ono. Solicitors acting for both John, 27, and Yoko, 34, have entered an appearance denying Mrs. Lennon’s allegation of adultery. The couple separated three months ago […]

Liverpool let seven go free

Saturday, May 25 – 1968 Liverpool have given free transfers to seven of their young players and retained 28 professionals, they announced to-day. Among the retained are wing-half Roy Evans, former Bootle and England schoolboy, and winger Dave Wilson, for whom they paid Preston £20,000 18 months ago […]

Doc pips Shankly for Bury defender Waldron

Friday, June 30 – 1967 Tommy Docherty, dynamic Chelsea manager, showed the cut-throat side of Soccer yesterday, when he bought Bury wing-half Colin Waldron for £25,000. The Chelsea chief and his old playing pal Bill Shankly, of Liverpool, were all smiles and handshakes on Wednesday when Docherthy sold […]

Liverpool swoop for Tony Hateley

Wednesday, June 28 – 1967 Chelsea last night sold centre forward Tony Hateley to Liverpool, for a little less than the £100,000 that they paid Aston Villa for him last October. The deal went through in a London hotel after Liverpool boss Bill Shankly and Hateley had travelled […]

Everton own 40% of Liverpool’s shares

Friday, November 30 – 1966 London, Glasgow and nine other cities stage more than a quarter of Britain’s League football. None is closer to co-operation in the presentation of a community’s Soccer than Liverpool. The rivalry and excitement of the game on Merseyside are familiar. Less know is […]

Players to fight for “nest egg”

Saturday, June 6 – 1964 The Football League, in my opinion, robbed themselves of respect when they scrapped the players’ Provident Fund at their annual meeting in London on Saturday. Despite a passionate plea from Tom Williams, chairman of League champions Liverpool, 36 club chairmen voted in favour […]

Colchester bring Evans back south

Thursday, November 21 – 1957 Colchester United dug into their cash-box again last night and paid nearly £4,000 for John Evans, 28, Liverpool inside left. Thursday is Colchester’s big night for signings – last week they bought centre forward Neil Langman, from Plymouth for £6,000. Evans, a Londonder […]

Liverpool staff list for 1956-57

Saturday, August 18 – 1956 Signed as professional Height Weight Birthplace Previous club Alan A’Court September 24 – 1952 5 ‘ 8 1/2 10 ‘ 4 Rainhill Prescot Cables Eric Anderson January 8 – 1952 5 ‘ 8 1/2 9 ‘ 12 Manchester Army Alan Arnell March 22 […]

Chairman Will Harrop dies aged 76

Tuesday, February 21 – 1956 Mr. Will Harrop, chairman of Liverpool Football Club, died at his home in Marlborough Road, Liverpool, early yesterday at the age of 76. He was senior vice-president of the Football League, a member of the Football Association, and chairman of the FA Challenge […]

Liverpool staff list for 1955-56

Saturday, August 27 – 1955 Signed as professional Height Weight Birthplace Previous club Alan A’Court September 24 – 1952 5 ‘ 8 1/2 10 ‘ 4 Rainhill Prescot Cables Eric Anderson January 8 – 1952 5 ‘ 8 1/2 9 ‘ 12 Manchester Army football Alan Arnell March […]

Liverpool playing staff for 1954-55

Saturday, August 21 – 1954 Name Signed as professional Height Weight Birthplace Previous club Goal – Charles Ashcroft December 29 – 1945 6 ‘ 2 1/2 13 ‘ 1 Chorley Eccleston Juniors Dave Underwood December 16 – 1953 6 ‘ 1 1/2 13 ‘ 5 London Watford Full-backs […]

The manager who would not give up

Monday, December 28 – 1953Behind the £20,000 signing by Liverpool on Christmas Day of two Charlton players, full-back Frank Lock (£7,500) and inside-left John Evans (£12,500), is the story of the Manager Who Would Not Give Up. For weeks Liverpool manager Mr. Don Welsh has, between trips to […]

My stars – David Underwood

Monday, September 7 – 1953 Roy Peskett’s Monday morning selection of stars in Saturday’s games. Another goalkeeper (for Watford) who, although beaten four times at Northampton, save two penalties from Fred Ramscar. Signed from Queen’s Park Rangers two seasons ago, London-born, and live with his wife and child […]

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, […]