Tag: Manchester

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 […]

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 […]

The death of Tom Nuttall

March 26, 1958 Everton Vice-Chairman. Brief illness. The death took place at Liverpool Royal infirmary today of Mr. T.C. Nuttall vice-chairman of Everton F.C., after a brief illness. He was 67 years of age. The news was a great shock to Mr. Nuttall’s many friends for he only […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roy Saunders signed for Liverpool

Monday, May 24 – 1948 Roy Saunders, young wing-half who, as an amateur on Hull City’s books, made many appearances last season for Buckley Juniors, has signed for Liverpool. He appeared in various games for Under-17 sides and attracted the interest of various clubs, including West Ham. City […]

Norman Rodgers @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Norman Rodgers on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Norman Rodgers: Born: 1891: Stockport, England. Passed away: June 10, 1947, Manchester, England. Position: Inside right. Height: Weight: Career: Heaton Norris: Signed: 1908. Hooley Hill: Signed: 1909. Stockport County: Signed: 1911. * 1911-12: 21-10 (FL 2); * 1912-13: 38-17 (FL […]

A mile long queue for tickets

Sunday, April 6 – 1947 One man was injured and several fainted when a queue, almost a mile long, of people waiting for cup semi-final tickets at Liverpool Football Ground yesterday broke into disorder. The man was taken to hospital with rib injuries. Extra police who were on […]

League and players to meet today

Wednesday, August 29 – 1945 Mr. W.C. Cuff, the President, will head the Football League delegation which is set to meet Players’ Union representative in Manchester today to discuss the condition of League professionals. Mr. Cuff will be supported by his vice-presidents, Mr. A.H. Oakley (Wolverhampton) and Mr. […]

Liverpool’s Cup-Tie

Tuesday, April 24 – 1945 Manager Mr. George Kay is unable to give any definite indication regarding the Liverpool team to travel to Chesterfield in the return North Cup match on Saturday, but there is a message from Matt Busby. Matt says he will be able to play […]

Joe Louis to visit Liverpool

June 13, 1944 Joe Louis, “the Brown Bomber” from Detroit, and world heavyweight champion, will make his first appearance on Merseyside when he appears in an all-Services boxing tournament at Liverpool Stadium on Tuesday, July 4 – Independence Day. Louis is now in the American Army and has […]

Liddell with a cracked ankle

Friday, October 8 – 1943 Billy Liddell, Liverpool outside-left, cannot play for Scotland against England at Manchester on October 16 as he is in hospital suffering from a cracked ankle received when playing for an R.A.F. team on Sunday. This is the second time he has had to […]

The Football League agenda

June 16, 1943 The Management Committee of the Football League met in Manchester today to draw up the agenda for the annual meeting in London on June 28. The position of the London clubs who, it is learned, intend to resist the League’s demand for the winding up […]

Championship fight at Anfield cancelled

Thursday, October 1 – 1942 The British Empire feather-weight championship fight between Sergt. Nel Tarleton, RAF (holder), and Sergt. Tom Smith, Durham Light Infantry, at Anfield Football Ground, Liverpool, on October 10 has been cancelled. Smith has been compelled to cry off owing to the serious illness of […]

Next season’s big games

Wednesday July 15 – 1942 The Football Association yesterday issued a list of representative matches arranged for the 1942-43 season. War charities will benefit from most of the matches. Fixtures include: September 5 – 1942: FA XI v Civil Defence; September 19 – 1942: Army v Scotland (to […]

Anfield tournament to start season?

Monday, August 4 – 1941 Merseyside’s football season is to be given a wonderful send-off on Saturday, August 23. This is in the form of an all-star five-a-side knock-out tournament to be staged at Anfield football ground. Liverpool, Everton, Tranmere Rovers and Chester will be the competing clubs; […]

John Sheldon (Jack Sheldon) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Jack Sheldon on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Jack Sheldon: Born: February 11, 1888:  Clay Cross (Derbyshire), in England. Passed away: March 19, 1941: Manchester, in England. Position: Outside right. Height: 168 cm. (5ft. 6in.); Weight: 64 kilos (10st. 1lb.). Career: Bedford Town. Nuneaton Town, 1906. Manchester United: […]

Southport’s errors at Anfield

March 4, 1940 Liverpool won their way to the Liverpool Senior Cup final by a victory over Southport, at Anfield, by 5 goals to 1. Among those present were chairman of the Liverpool club, Mr. Will Harrop, fresh from his grand work at the Leeds conference, ex-Anfielders Alex […]