Tag: Newton Heath

Walter Whittaker @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Walter Whittaker at PlayUpLiverpool. About Walter Whittaker: Born: September 20, 1878: Manchester, Lancashire. Passed away: June 3, 1917: Swansea, Wales. Position: Goalkeeper. Height: 185 cm (6ft. 1in.). Weight: 85 kilos (13st. 6lbs.). Career: Molyneaux, 1894. Buxton, 1895. Newton Heath, 1896. * 1895-96: 3-0 (FL 2). […]

The death of Frank Barrett

August 26, 1907 The death is announced of Frank Barrett, who used to keep goal for Newton Heath. He learnt his football at Dundee, and returned to the club connected with that town after leaving Manchester, subsequently doing service for Aberdeen. (Source: Athletic News: August 26, 1907)

The death of David “Di” Jones

August 27, 1902 The football community of the whole country will learn with deep regret of the death of David Jones, the international full back of the Manchester City Club, and known throughout the football world by the familiar name of “Di.” The sad event occurred shortly before […]

From Newton Heath to Manchester United

May 30, 1902 A meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Football Association met at the offices of the Association, 61, Chancery-lane. It was announced that permission had been given to the Newton Heath F.C. to change the name of that club to Manchester United. (Derby Daily Telegraph: […]

34 players retained for Liverpool

May 26, 1902 The official list of players registered by clubs of the Football League shows that 1,314 professionals are retained by their clubs, while there are 1,067 for whose transfer clubs are open to treat. Figures for each club are appended: – First Division Retained Open to […]

Bad leg injury for Andy McCowie

Monday, March 17 – 1902 Yesterday Andy McCowie, one of the Chesterfield forwards, got his leg badly injured by a kick from Fred Erentz in the course of the match with Newton Heath on the Chesterfield ground. It is not expected that he will be able to play […]

Football League meeting (July 18, 1901)

July 18, 1901 A meeting of the Management Committee of the Football League was held at the Tavistock Hotel, London, last evening, Mr. Sidney, vice-president, in the chair. There were also present: – Messrs. John Lewis (vice-president), Radford, Hart, Charles Sutcliffe, George Leavey, and Harry Lockett (secretary). A […]

Football League meeting (September 3, 1900)

September 3, 1900 A meeting of the Management Committee of the Football League was held at West Bromwich, yesterday, the president being in the chair. There were also present Messrs. Haigh and Sidney (vice presidents), Radford, Lewis, Sutcliffe and Hart. Preston North End reported Stockport County for approaching […]

Exempted clubs from County Cup

Thursday, July 5 – 1900 An important meeting of the executive of the Lancashire Association was held yesterday afternoon at Blackburn, which plave had been chosen for the Association’s annual picnic. The following new clubs were elected: – Stalybridge Rovers, Blackburn Ertrurians, Blackburn St. Philip’s, and Newchurch Rovers. […]

Football League meeting (June 30, 1900)

June 30, 1900 On Saturday, at the Albion Hotel, Manchester, a meeting of the Management Committee of the Football League was held under the presidency of Mr. John James Bentley. There were also present Messrs. T.H. Sidney, D. Hagh, J. Lewis, C.E. Sutcliffe, H.S. Radford, W.W. Hart, and […]

Men famous in football: Hugh Dunn

November 18, 1899 Estimate Hughie Dunn’s popularity according to his bodily bulk, and you have a correct idea on the point. The compliment conveyed will be readily appreciated anywhere in the wide area of the League, for, in his seventh season of service for North End, Dunn has […]

Barnsley F.C. and their players

Saturday, August 19 – 1899 The players engaged for the coming year had a practice match on Saturday, and gave such a display that the spectators were quite of opinion that a good position will be taken in the coming season. The players available include: Joe Greaves (goal), […]

Death of a well-known player

Thursday, October 27 – 1898 Yesterday the well-known Airdrieonian professional football player Bob Macfarlane died at his home in Hallcraig Street, Airdrie, from inflammation of the lungs. About ten years ago deceased went to England as a professional, playing first for Bootle, and then Newton Heath, Manchester. He […]