Tag: Nottingham Forest

Stand looked near collapse

Thursday, June 15 – 2001 A doctor who was filled with dread as he watched fans trying to escape the Hillsborough disaster told a court yesterday he feared a stand was about to collapse. Colin Flenley, a GP, said so many supporters were being lifted from the crush […]

£2,3m Nigel seals Kop dream move

Tuesday, July 20 – 1993 Nigel Clough was yesterday valued at £2,275 million for the “perfect move” to Liverpool he hopes will secure his England future. His old club Nottingham Forest and Graeme Souness at Liverpool were happy with the compromise transfer fee decided by a tribunal. Forest […]

Steve McManaman: What a boy!

December 5, 1990 Lawrie McMenemy yesterday sent a message of hope to England’s aspiring youngsters by naming Liverpool unknown Steve McManaman in his Under-21 side tonight. “It proves you don’t have to be in somebody’s First Division team to earn recognition,” said the England No 2. The tall […]

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 […]

Axed Anfield-star set for showdown

Tuesday, December 4 – 1990 Peter Beardsley was last night heading for a showdown with Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish. Beardsley, scorer of 11 First Division goals this season, was angry at being dropped against Arsenal less than an hour before the kick-off. He didn’t even make the substitutes’ […]

Liverpool v Chelsea 4-1 (League match)

Saturday, April 21 – 1990 Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00. Liverpool – Chelsea 4-1 (2-0). Attendance: 38,431. Referee: Mr. R.G. Milford. Liverpool: Bruce Grobbelaar, Glenn Hysen, David Burrows, Steve Nicol, Gary Gillespie (Sub. Gary Ablett, 81 min.), Alan Hansen, Jan Mølby, Ronny Rosenthal, Ian […]

Anfield gets angry at fixture jam

Thursday, May 4 – 1989 Liverpool reacted angrily yesterday as the Football League set a deadline for them to complete their fixtures. The League want to condense their final five First Division games into a 10 day spell so their Championship chase is completed by May 23. But […]

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 […]

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 […]

McGarvey to start for Scotland

Saturday, June 2 – 1979 Frank McGarvey, the £300,000 Liverpool signing from St Mirren who still awaits his Anfield debut, makes his first full appearance for Scotland today, against world champions Argentina at Hampden. McGarvey, who appeared as substitute against Northern Ireland last week, gains his chance thanks […]

Smith out of European final

Thursday, May 4 – 1978 Tommy Smith admitted defeat yesterday and dropped out of next Wednesday’s European Cup Final with Bruges a week after dropping a pickaxe on his foot and breaking a toe. “I am so sick I don’t know what to say,” said the Liverpool hard […]

Peter Cormack in a lightning transfer deal

Friday, July 14 – 1972 Nottingham Forest’s Scottish international striker Peter Cormack yesterday signed for Liverpool in a lightning £110,000 deal. Forest secretary Ken Smales said: “Liverpool moved fast. I didn’t know anything about the transfer until a few hours before it went through.” Cormack, 26 on Monday, […]

Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 6-1 (League match)

Saturday, May 11 – 1968 Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00. Liverpool – Nottingham Forest 6-1 (3-1). Attendance: 38,850. Referee: Mr. W.G. Handley (Cannock); linesmen: Messrs. W.D. Cashmore and D.C. Fieldsend. Liverpool: Tommy Lawrence, Chris Lawler, Peter Wall, Tommy Smith, Ron Yeats, Geoff Strong, Ian […]

Sam Hardy @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Sam Hardy on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Sam Hardy: Born: August 26, 1882: Newbold (Derbyshire), England. Passed away: October 24, 1966: Chesterfield (Derbyshire), England. Nick name: Chuffer. Position: Goalkeeper. Height: 178 cm. (5ft. 9½in.); Weight: 76 kilos (12st.). ** Height and weight given: April 7, 1913 (Athletic […]

Israel U23 v England U23 0-4 (International friendly)

Sunday, May 17 – 1964 Match: International friendly, in Tel Aviv. Israel U23 – England U23 0-4 (0-3). Attendance: 20,000 Referee: Alexander Minsariatis (Greece). Israel U23 (2-3-5): Chodorov (sub, Vissoker, 46 min.); Primo, Leon; Bachar, Lefkovich, Tisch; Friedrici, Stelvach, Kaulman, Spiegler, Kallah. England U23 (2-3-5): Peter Bonetti (Chelsea); […]

Wolves pay up £48,000 for Jimmy Melia

Monday, March 9 – 1964 Wolves boss Stan Cullis splashed a club record £48,000 to buy Jimmy Melia, Liverpool’s England inside forward, last night. The Melia deal – Cullis’s second big signing in seventy two hours – boosts Wolves spending this season to £140,000. Cullis bidding to buy […]

Youth star Melia to make his debut

Thursday, December 15 – 1955 Another star of England’s Youth team breaks into League Soccer on Saturday, when Jimmy Melia makes his debut for Liverpool against Nottingham Forest. Inside right Jimmy is seventeen and has played twenty-three times for Liverpool reserves. His brilliance as a schoolboy international and […]

Doug Rudham turns professional

Friday, August 19 – 1955 Doug Rudham, Liverpool goalkeeper who has been playing as an amateur under agreement with the South African F.A., yesterday signed as a professional. He plays his first game as a professional against Nottingham Forest today. (Daily Express, 20-08-1955)