Tag: Phil Taylor

Bill Shankly gets the Liverpool job

Tuesday, December 1 – 1959 Bill Shankly, 46-year-old manager of Huddersfield Town, was appointed as Liverpool’s new manager last night. He will start his new job within a month. Shankly succeeds Phil Taylor, who resigned recently, and will have more authority than any of his post-war predecessors – […]

Phil Taylor leaves Liverpool

Tuesday, November 17 – 1959 Phil Taylor resigned yesterday after 23 years with Liverpool as player, coach and team boss. I hesitate to call him manager – his official title for the last for years – for he never had complete charge of the team. And I suggest […]

Liverpool in shock transfer deal

Friday, June 12 – 1959 Liverpool’s giant Scottish international ‘keeper, Tommy Younger, left the club yesterday to go back “home” as player-manager of Falkirk. In return Liverpool get the Scottish club’s Under-23 International Bert Slater. The deal – a straight swap – was one of the best kept […]

Preparing for the Worcester Cup-tie

Wednesday, January 7 – 1959 The match that has turned Worcester into a Cup-crazy City is in danger. Rain threatens to wash out their glamour Third Round clash with Second Division giants Liverpool on Saturday. The Worcester pitch is already waterlogged. If there is more heavy rain or […]

Byrne to make his debut

Saturday, September 28 – 1957 Late-night warning by Liverpool boss Phil Taylor to the Football League: “If any more of my players go down with flu I must ask for our match at Charlton to be postponed.” Nine of his first-team men are out of action through flu […]

Wheeler broke the signing lull

Friday, September 7 – 1956 When Johnny Wheeler, Bolton Wanderers’ England wing half-back, signed for Liverpool yesterday, he completed a reversal of normal procedure. He had got himself a house before a transfer. Yesterday morning, Wheeler, born at Crosby, Liverpool, asked Bolton manager Bill Ridding for permission to […]

Liverpool F.C. appointments

Tuesday, August 2 – 1955 Mr. McInnes becomes secretary and Bill Liddell captain Liverpool F.C. directors, holding their first meeting of the new season last night, appointed Mr. James McInnes as secretary in succession to the late Mr. J.C. Rouse, chose Billy Liddell as captain, and re-elected Messrs. […]

Liverpool v Portsmouth 3-1 (League match)

Wednesday, August 20 – 1953 Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 18:45. Liverpool – Portsmouth 3-1 (1-1). Attendance: 39,662. Liverpool (2-3-5): Charles Ashcroft, Ray Lambert, Eddie Spicer, Phil Taylor, Laurie Hughes, Bob Paisley, Jimmy Payne, Kevin Baron, Louis Bimpson, Bill Jones, Billy Liddell. Portsmouth (2-3-5): Norman […]

Burnley v Liverpool 2-0 (League match)

Thursday, December 25 – 1952 Match: Football League, First Division, at Turf Moor, kick-off: 14:15. Burnley – Liverpool 2-0 (2-0). Attendance: 35,858. Burnley (2-3-5): Des Thompson; Jock Aird, Harry Mather; James Adamson, Tommy Cummings, Reg Attwell; Jackie Chew, James McIlroy, Bill Holden, Les Shannon, Billy Elliott. Liverpool (2-3-5): […]

Alf Ramsey stopped Billy Liddell

Saturday, September 10 – 1952 Match: Football League, 1st Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 18:00. Liverpool – Tottenham 2-1 (0-1). Attendance: 49,809. Liverpool (2-3-5): Charles Ashcroft; Eddie Spicer, Ray Lambert; Phil Taylor, John Heydon, Ken Brierley; Jimmy Payne, Kevin Baron, Jack Smith, Arthur Rowley, Billy Liddell. Tottenham (2-3-5): Ted […]

Teams for the practice match

Friday, August 15 – 1952 Both Liverpool and Everton, at least for the first half of tomorrow’s games, are pitting their recognised first team against the probable Central League XI. There will be no new faces at either ground, though the clubs regular patrons, not being particularly familiar […]

Teams for the practice match

Thursday, August 14 – 1952 Liverpool supporters will not see Hugh Gerhardi, the club’s recent signing from South Africa, in Saturday’s public practice game at Anfield. It is felt that Gerhardi has not yet had sufficient time to get himself thoroughly acclimated, and he has accordingly been omitted […]

Liverpool and Everton rivals

Wednesday, August 6 – 1952 A query by a Wallasey reader set me off yesterday on a statistical search which disclosed figures in relation to Liverpool and Everton players which are, I think, sufficiently interesting to all football fans in warrant inclusion here. The question (which reader A.K. […]

Goalless at Highbury

Wednesday, September 5 – 1951 Match: Football League, 1st Division, at Highbury, kick-off: 18:00. Arsenal – Liverpool 0-0 (0-0). Attendance: 47,483. Arsenal (2-3-5): George Swindin; Walley Barnes, Lionel Smith; Alex Forbes, Ray Daniel, Joe Mercer; Don Roper, Jimmy Logie, Cliff Holton, Doug Lishman, Freddie Cox. Liverpool (2-3-5): Charles […]

Liverpool delay team choice

Wednesday, April 20 – 1949 Because of minor injuries to several players Liverpool F.C. to-day deferred their team Newcastle United at Anfield on Saturday until Friday morning. Phil Taylor, right-half, Cyril Done, inside left, and Bob Paisley, left-half, are receiving treatment for leg injuries and a doctor’s report […]

Our Visitors – Liverpool F.C.

Saturday, November 29 – 1947 Liverpool have eight of their unsuccessful Cup semi-final team on view to-day. These are a strong go-ahead side, and we should see a good game. Cyril Sidlow (goalkeeper): Native of Colwyn Bay, and one of the best at his job. Outstanding at positional […]

Liverpool players for England

Sunday, October 5 – 1947 England soccer selectors were busily engaged yesterday naming the sides for a full international against Wales on October 18 and two representative games. Co-orperation between the FA and League selectors with a view to developing, almost on club lines, the best national side […]

Portsmouth v Liverpool 1-0 (League match)

Saturday, September 13 – 1947 Match: Football League, 1st Division, at Fratton Park, kick-off: 15:00. Portsmouth – Liverpool 1-0 (0-0). Attendance: 33,479. Referee: Mr. W.F. Daly (Orpigton). Portsmouth (2-3-5): Ernie Butler; Phil Rookes, Harry Ferrier; Jimmy Scoular, Wilf McCoy, Jimmy Dickinson; Peter Harris, Tommy Brown, Duggie Reid, Bert […]