Tag: Manchester United

The longest wait (or just about)

Here is a magical number for you, 8,821. It is number of days actually, and a sequence that started on April 21, 1923 and ended on June 14, 1947. In more understandable language it is 24 years, 1 month and 25 days. It is the longest wait a […]

Lee Kops more flak

Thursday, August 1 – 2002 Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry has launched an astonishing attack on Lee Bowyer after the collapse of the players £9 million move from Leeds. Bowyer’s transfer was all set to go through until Anfield manager Gerard Houlllier called the deal off, citing the […]

Houllier leads Le Tallec race

Wednesday, August 1 – 2001 Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier is poised to beat Manchester United for the signature of French sensation Anthony Le Tallec. United, Valencia and Fiorentina are among clubs chasing the 17-year-old Le Havre midfielder, who has been dubbed the new Michel Platini. But Le Tallec […]

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 […]

FIFA lift world ban on English

Thursday, July 11 – 1985 English clubs were readmitted into world football yesterday. But relaxation on FIFA’s ban will not have much immediate effect on the clubs. The European ban stays and that means that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are still a no-go area. Peter Robinson, Liverpool’s […]

Superkid move

Tuesday, January 8 – 1985 Liverpool will today beat a cluster of First Division rivals for the signature of Oldham’s £200,000-rated teenaged starlet Wayne Harrison. The League champions last night agreed terms with Oldham and the player travels to Anfield today to become Britain’s costliest player at his […]

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 […]

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 […]

William Gerard Fairhurst (Bill Fairhurst)

All articles about Bill Fairhurst on PlayUpLiverpool. About Bill Fairhurst: Born: September 23 – 1907, in St. Helens (Lancashire). Passed away: 1984. Position: Goalkeeper. Height: 5 ‘ 11 ½. Weight: 12 ‘ 7. Career: Sacred Hearts. St Helens Town. Liverpool, signed, 1929. * Trial with Runcorn. Rhyl Athletic. […]

Dalglish replaces Keegan at Anfield

Wednesday, August 10 – 1977 Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool’s £440,000 buy from Celtic, last night got the best sort of welcome to Anfield he could possibly expect. For it came from Kevin Keegan the £500,000 dynamo he replaces on the eve of another European Cup season. Keegan, speaking from […]

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 […]

Manchester United stars at Crosby

Friday, August 7 – 1970 Three Cheshire League clubs from this area – Ellesmere Port, Rhyl and Marine – have given a big “Thank you” this week to Manchester United. And no wonder – for against these non-Leaguers, United have paid them the compliment of turning out teams […]

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 […]