Tag: Luton Town

Steve McManaman: What a boy!

December 5, 1990 Lawrie McMenemy yesterday sent a message of hope to England’s aspiring youngsters by naming Liverpool unknown Steve McManaman in his Under-21 side tonight. “It proves you don’t have to be in somebody’s First Division team to earn recognition,” said the England No 2. The tall […]

Six of the best from slick Luton

Wednesday, December 5 – 1990 Luton, unofficial football kings of plastic, took formal possession of the crown in Manchester last night. They ran away with the Guiness Soccer Six title by thumping Liverpool 4-0 in a one-sided final. Yet Anfield manager Kenny Dalglish can hardly be surprised his […]

The top men and their salaries

Tuesday, August 17 – 1982 What the top man get – an estimate of managers’ salaries in the First Division. Club Manager Salary Contract remaining Arsenal Terry Neill £35,000 3 years Aston Villa Tony Barton £25,000 3 years Birmingham Ron Saunders £40,000 3 year “roll on” Brighton Mike […]

Neil McBain @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Neil McBain on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Neil McBain: Born: November 15, 1895: in Campbelltown, in Scotland. Passed away: May 13, 1974: Position: Centre half or inside left. Height: 5 ‘ 8. Weight: 12 ‘ 3. Career: Campbelltown Academical, 1912. * Trial with Hamilton Academical, 1913. Ayr […]

Tony Hateley not for sale

Thursday, July 31 – 1969 Luton Town have made a bid of around £40,000 for Coventry striker Tony Hateley. I understand Coventry are not ready to part for less than £60,000. Te Sky Blues paid Liverpool around £80,000 for him. Hateley, who scored 23 goals in 11 matches […]

Wilson and Evans may join Crewe

Tuesday, May 21 – 1968 Liverpool agreed terms to-day with Crewe Alexandra for the transfer of ex-England Under-23 international winger Davie Wilson and former Bootle schoolboy and England schoolboy international wing half Roy Evans. I believe the joint fee to be almost £10,000 and the two players are […]

Alexander McDonald (Alex McDonald or Alex Macdonald) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Alex McDonald on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Alex McDonald: Born: April 12, 1878: Greenock (Renfrewshire), Scotland. Passed away: October 22, 1949: Greenock (Renfrewshire), Scotland. Position: Inside left. Height: 173 cm. (5ft. 8in.); Weight: 66 kilos (10st. 6lb.). Career: Britannia’s F.C. Linfield. Partick Thistle: Signed: May, 1897. Jarrow: […]

Liverpool players for England

Sunday, October 5 – 1947 England soccer selectors were busily engaged yesterday naming the sides for a full international against Wales on October 18 and two representative games. Co-orperation between the FA and League selectors with a view to developing, almost on club lines, the best national side […]

The death of Alf Tirrell

December 29, 1944 Alfred “Pat” Tirrell, former West Ham and Luton Town left back, died yesterday at Luton, aged 52. Born at Desborough, Northants., he began his football career with Kettering Town. (Coventry Evening Telegraph: December 30, 1944) XX

Ted Hancock in the services

Monday, May 17 – 1943 Ted Hancock, former Lincoln City outside right, is now in the services and scored five times in a recent Army v RAF game. The two teams taking part were composed chiefly of professional footballers. Hancock joined City in 1938, and had previously played […]

Football plans 1942-43

June 10, 1942 Maximum entertainment with the minimum of travel. That is the aim of the Football League for season 1942-43, which begins on August 29, the scheme for which reached the clubs today. The Home Office has expressed the Government’s desire to interfere as little as possible […]

Played for Liverpool

Saturday, June 6 – 1942 A former Liverpool footballer, Mr. Henry James Fitzpatrick, of 19 Skerries Road, Liverpool, died in hospital on Saturday. An inside left – or left half – Harry Fitzpatrick saw service, too, with Luton Town, Chesterfield and Aberdeen. A reservist soldier, he was one […]

The opening football games

Wednesday, July 9 – 1941 Football League fixtures for the coming season were received by the clubs today. On the opening day, August 30, Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers, Chester, Southport and Crewe Alexandra home fixtures. Everton visit Stoke, Wrexham will be at Anfield, and New Brighton go to Old […]

Next season’s football decisions

Monday, June 9 – 1941 Mr. William Cuff, Everton, was re-elected president of the management committee at the Football League annual meeting, today, in Nottingham. Mr. A. Brook Hirst, Huddersfield, was appointed senior vice-president, and Mr. A.H. Oakley, Northampton, junior vice-president. Two vacancies were filled by Mr. Will […]

John Pickering (Jack Pickering) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about John Pickering on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About John Pickering: Born: 1884: Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Northumberland), England. Passed away: Position: Inside left. Height: (5ft. 9½in.); Weight: (11st. 5lb.). Career: Lilburn. Willington Athletic: 1903. Bury: Signed: May 9, 1904. * 1904-05: 5-0 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA Cup). Luton Town: 1905. […]