Tag: Matt Busby

Final farewell to Bill Shankly

Friday, October 2 – 1981 Thousands of Soccer fans who once roared for Bill Shankly stood in silence for him yesterday. The players who worshipped “The Boss” wept in the rain. It was a sad farewell to the Liverpool legend, the man who never walked alone. As Ian […]

Phil Chisnall transferred to Liverpool

Wednesday, April 15 – 1964 Manchester United swooped into the transfer market yesterday by buying England right winger John Connelly from Burnley for £40,000 and selling young England inside forward Phil Chisnall to Liverpool for £30,000. Connelly had been Burnley’s star forward since recovering from a winter appendix […]

Matt Busby brings in Phil Chisnall

Saturday, December 2 – 1961 Manchester United thrust Phil Chisnall – “the kid from the school around the corner” – into the fury of a 50,000-gate game against Everton at Goodison Park today. Chisnall, six times, capped by England Schools at centre forward, gets his first game for […]

Liverpool F.C.’s tour of Germany

Thursday, August 2 – 1945 The Liverpool F.C. tourists have arrived back in England following their lightning tour of Germany, in which they defeated a RAF side – including George Pope and Richard Dorsett – by seven clear goals, and then drew 3-3 with the BLA Army side […]

BLA 21st Army XI v Liverpool 3-3 (Friendly)

Sunday, July 29 – 1945 Match: Friendly, at Hannover. BLA 21st Army XI – Liverpool 3-3 (1-2). Attendance: 35,000. BIA 21st Army XI (2-3-5): Ted Sagar (Everton), Dennis Westcott (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Jimmy Hagan (Sheffield United), McCabe (Middlebrough), Rockaby (Middlesbrough), Eggleston (Sheffield Wednesday), Blenkinsop (Leeds United) +4. Liverpool (2-3-5): […]

Liverpool are invited to Germany

Tuesday, July 17 – 1945 Liverpool F.C. have received official permission to take a team composed largely of their own Service players, and two of their regular “guest” players, to play the B.L.A. 21st Army Group in two soccer matches in Germany. The matches will take place on […]

Liverpool’s forward failings

April 30, 1945 Reason for Liverpool s surprising defeat at Chesterfield can be traced to forward failing. Had the attack functioned with the same accuracy as  the defence the Reds would still be in the Cup. I say this while appreciating that in the first half the Reds’ […]

Tough encounter await Liverpool F.C.

April 27, 1945 Last week this time Liverpool looked comfortable favourites for the Cup at 9 to 4, but their disappointing display against Chesterfield at Anfield has changed the outlook, and Liverpool have lost their position of favourites, now being joint with Wolves at 3 to 1. Liverpool […]

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 […]

Liverpool lacking shooting powers

Monday, April 23 – 1945 The fact that Chesterfield held Liverpool brought, I can tell you, some “wise-after-the-event” recriminations, but I am confident that by next Saturday evening they will be proved to have been ill-founded. It is my considered opinion that Liverpool will beat Chesterfield, and there […]

Liverpool doubts

Tuesday, April 10 – 1945 Liverpool have both forward and defensive doubts for their cup visit to Manchester City at Maine Road on Saturday consequent on the calling of Matt Busby, Billy Liddell and Jim Harley for international duty. However, Berry Nieuwenhuys sends word that his thigh injury […]

How Liverpool beat Manchester City

Monday, April 9 – 1945 Liverpool’s victory over Manchester City was complete in every respect, and right here let me emphasise that but for the super-goalkeeping of Frank Swift, the game’s greatest and most colourful goalkeeper, Liverpool would have won the tie, let alone the match. But for […]

Liverpool stars for Anfield cup game

Friday, April 6 – 1945 Matt Bnsby, Jim Harley and Billy Liddell, Liverpool’s three Scottish internationals, are certain to play in tomorrow’s North Cup second round tie first “leg,” with Manchester City, at Anfield. Manager Mr. George Kay made this welcome announcement today and so solved all the […]

Liverpool’s Cup-Tie team worries

Thursday, April 5 – 1945 Liverpool are faced with serious team problems for their North Cup second round tie – first “leg” – with Manchester City at Anfield on Saturday. Manager Mr. George Kay and the directors are working hard to secure as many stars as possible, but […]

Gallant Liverpool to meet Manchester City

Monday, April 2 – 1945 Liverpool, Merseyside’s most successful wartime club, are once again left to shoulder the banner of the area in the North War Cup. Upsetting the odds in their tie with Everton, while Wrexham and Crewe Alexandra were taking the “k.o.,” Liverpool now face Manchester […]

International stars for Cup Derby

Thursday, March 29 – 1945 There will be right and possibly nine internationals in the great Goodison Park send off to the Easter holiday football programme of two matches in three days. Everton include in their side against Liverpool in the second “leg” of their North War Cup […]