Tag: Michael Hulligan

Port Vale sign Liverpool duo

Friday, July 2 – 1948 Port Vale last night signed Stan Palk, Liverpool inside left, and Michael Hulligan, outside left. Palk joined Liverpool from South Liverpool in 1942 and Hulligan from a Bootle Junior club the same year. (Daily Mirror, 03-07-1948)

Barnsley v Liverpool 1-0 (War time, League match)

Wednesday, December 26 – 1945 Match: Football League, Northern Section, at Oakwell. Barnsley – Liverpool 1-0 (1-0). Attendance: 28,464. Barnsley (2-3-5): George Rymer; Laurie Cunningham, Gordon Pallister; Jimmy Baxter, Joe Wilson, John Logan; Gavin Smith, George Robledo, Stan Fisher, Beaumont Asquith, Pat Kelly. Liverpool (2-3-5): Billy Nickson; Kenneth […]

The Pilkington Cup at Anfield

May 23, 1945 The last of the Services big games takes place at Anfield tomorrow evening when the Royal Navy and the NFS contest the final of the Pilkington Cup. The Navy won the cup in 1941, but the NFS are seeking their first success. Many League players […]

Reds at Bolton

Friday, February 16 – 1945 Liverpool go to Burnden Park to tackle old friends in Bolton Wanderers in determined mood, for Manager Mr. George Kay has emphasised that while the Reds are safe complacency can be fatal, and George wants to see the points sage in the “locker” […]

Early team news for Liverpool F.C.

Tuesday, February 13 – 1945 Manager Mr. George Kay, of Liverpool, cannot yet name his team for the visit to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday but can state that a list of possibles in addition to George Hinsley, of Bradford City, who is being brought along by Berry Nieuwenhuys. […]

The 37th Liverton game

Friday, February 2 – 1945 Though the heavy call on our internationals effect the teams for the Everton – Liverpool Cup-tie at Goodison Park, it isn’t likely to detract from the thrills and excitement inherent in a tussle between these old but friendly rivals. This will be their […]

One point needed

Friday, February 2 – 1945 Everton go into the “Derby” in the knowledge that they need only one point to make certain of qualifying for the competition proper and I think that will be their return from the latest tilt at the Reds who, in recent seasons have […]

Shepherd and Welsh turn the scale

January 8, 1945 Liverpool scraped through at Stockport. No more than that. Only Welsh stood above mediocrity. He not only scored two of the goals but was the only Anfield forward to play football on the ground in a manner worthy of Liverpool’s reputation. Nieuwenhuys faded out somewhat […]

The Liverpool team for Stockport clash

January 5, 1945 Although only two qualifying matches have been played so far, there are only nine clubs of those battling for those vital 32 places claiming full points. Among them are Liverpool, now leading the qualifiers by virtue of goa-average. The double over Southport will, I think, […]

Will Laurie Hughes recover in time?

January 2, 1945 The main doubt about Liverpool’s team to visit Stockport County at Edgeley Park on Saturday is in relation to Laurie Hughes, the young centre half. The club is hopeful that Laurie will have made a complete recovery from the side injury received against Everton at […]

Liverpool win 12-1: High-speed attack

January 1, 1945 Great team work at Anfield. Coupled with joy at Liverpool’s record 12-1 victory over Southport at Anfield, most of the 13,673 spectators could not forbear feelings of sympathy with the losers, who put up a gallant struggle against overwhelming odds and never relaxed their efforts […]

Liverpool will have a wonder attack

August 21, 1944 Problems face the Liverpool and Everton football clubs. Yes, this despite the fact that at Goodison Park on Saturday they gave a particularly bright exhibition to delight 16,228 spectators who responded with nearly £1,200 in cash for the Lord Mayor of Liverpool’s War Fund, bring […]

Liverpool’s young stars

December 31, 1943 The absence of three such stalwarts as Jack Balmer, Don Welsh, and Jack Westby is bound to make a difference to Liverpool in their return game with Wrexham at the Racecourse, but the Reds are fortunate that they have youngsters with experience as well as […]

Missing stars for Liverpool F.C.

December 30, 1943 Liverpool will be handicapped by Services calls for their visit to Wrexham on Saturday in the War Cup Qualifying Competition. Stars like Jack Balmr, Don Welsh, and Jack Westby will participate in the Army match at Ayr, and so the Reds have to make a […]

Easy win for Liverpool

December 28, 1943 After scoring four goals in the first half, and missing half-a-dozen easy chances, Liverpool were held to a goalless second half by Wrexham at Anfield yesterday in the first leg of the Football League (War) Cup qualifying round. The reason for this check to what […]

Liverpool’s neat double

December 28, 1943 Liverpool came through with a 2-1 win over Tranmere Rovers – hard won at that – and then a neat 4-0 Cup win over Wrexham yesterday. Definitely the Saturday match was the more exciting and satisfying, the Wrexham game suffering because Liverpool eased up after […]