Tag: Portsmouth

Raybould wants to stay

Saturday, December 5 – 1903 Followers of the Anfield club will be pleased to learn that Raybould signed on for his old club on Tuesday evening. It will be remembered that Raybould, Goldie, and Glover were suspended until December 31 by the Football Association, who afterwards gave Liverpool […]

Double swoop for Liverpool?

Thursday, May 21 – 1992 Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday moved in to make Liverpool sweat on the £700,000 signing of Darren Anderton’s Portsmouth colleague John Beresford. Anfield boss Graeme Souness met the defender in London, only to find he has had transfer talk with Wednesday boss Trevor Francis. Souness […]

Toshack leaves Liverpool

Thursday, November 21 – 1974 Jimmy Bloomfield yesterday did more than half a million pounds worth of transfer business – and was then locked out of the Football League HQ. The Leicester boss sold England goalkeeper Peter Shilton to Stoke for a record £340,000 and the dashed to […]

Five stars in line for a title

Friday, April 17 – 1964 The Footballer of the Year, elected by the Football Writers Association, will be named on Tuesday, and the voting could be as close at last year when Dave Mackay lost to Stanley Matthews by one vote. I think, without trying to guess the […]

Albert Edward “Kelly” Houlker @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Albert “Kelly” Houlker on PlayUpLiverpool.com. AboutAlbert “Kelly” Houlker: Born: April 27 – 1872, in Blackburn (Lancashire). Passed away: May 27 – 1962, in Blackburn (Lancashire). Position: Left half. Height: Weight: Career: Blackburn Hornets, 1892. Blackburn Park Road, 1893. Blackburn Rovers, 1896. * 1896-97: 17-0 (FL […]

Portsmouth v Liverpool 5-1 (League match)

Saturday, December 12 – 1953 Match: Football League, First Division, at Fratton Park, kick-off: 14:15. Portsmouth – Liverpool 5-1 (2-1). Attendance: 23,509. Referee: Mr. R.E. Smith. Portsmouth (2-3-5): Ted Platt, Phil Gunter, Jack Mansell, Len Phillips, Duggie Reid, Jimmy Dickinson, Peter Harris, Johnny Gordon, Charlie Vaughan, Matt Gemmell, […]

Liverpool will not be underrated

Friday, December 11 – 1953 It will be no “push over” for Pompey at Fratton Park when they meet Liverpool tomorrow. The Merseysiders, too, were among those lowly teams who caused such League surprise last week. Fortunately, there is no feeling among the Fratton Park players that here […]

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 […]

Harry Wood @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Harry Wood on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Harry Wood: Born: August 2, 1868: Walsall (Staffordshire), England. Passed away: July 5, 1951: Portsmouth, England. Position: Inside left. Height: (5ft. 9 ½in.); Weight: (12st. 7lb.). Career: Pleck Unity. Walsall Town Swifts: 1884. Wolves: 1888. * 1888-89: 17-13 (Football League); […]

Sweden rings Anfield 2361

Monday, December 5 – 1949 The ringing of the telephone hushed the hubbub in the Liverpool F.C. board room half an hour after Saturday’s match. The call was from Gothenburg, Sweden. A newspaper there wanted a word with Dan Ekner, the Swedish international forward who had played inside […]

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 […]

Portsmouth team in road crash

Monday, September 8 – 1946 Mr Jack Tinn, Portsmouth secretary-manager, and James Stewart, the trainer, were hurt in a road accident yesterday when, with the team, they were returning from Bolton. The coach in which the party were travelling collided with an American Service vehicle fifteen miles from […]

George Hudson signed for Liverpool

Wednesday, July 18 – 1945 I have received word from Havant (Hampshire) that Liverpool have signed on amateur forms George Hudson, the 21-year-old centre half of Havant Rovers, who is 6ft. 3in., and played for Portsmouth last season. Hudson is in the RAF. (Evening Express, 18-07-1945)

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 […]

Billy Liddell is fit again

May 17, 1945 Billy Liddell, Liverpool Scottish international forward, who has been out of the game some weeks with pulled muscles, has reported fit and is a certain starter for Liverpool against Blackpool at Anfield on Saturday. The defence will not show any change, but there are plenty […]

Jim Harley in Navy team

Thursday, February 1 – 1945 The Navy will turn out their strongest Soccer side of the war against the Army at Ipswich on February 17. Five internationals have been chosen, including Petty Officer Robert Brown, the Queen’s Park goalkeeper, and Petty Officer Jim Harley, the Liverpool full back, […]