Tag: Preston North End

A presentation of football clubs 1903/04

During the 1903/04 season the “Sunderland Daily Echo” enlightened their readers with some great article features presenting many of the leading football club for that season. I have now collected all these feature articles and you will find links to the different articles further down in this article. […]

Jack Hunter – a sterling centre half

Saturday, February 6 – 1904 I have always a great deal of admiration for a man who is conspicuously whole-souled in his play, and consequently I start these references to J. Hunter, the North End centre half, predisposed in his favour, for the great central factor in his […]

Benjamin Howard Baker

Born: February 13 – 1892, in Aigburth, in England. Passed away: September 10 – 1987, in Warminster, in England. Position: Goalkeeper. Height: Weight: Career: Marlborough Old Boys. Liverpool Balmoral. Blackburn Rovers. Preston North End. Liverpool, eligible, Aug. 12 – 1914. Blackburn Rovers, signed, Nov. 6 – 1914. Chelsea. […]

John Holmes @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about John Holmes on PlayUpLiverpool.com. ; About John Holmes: Born: 1874, in Preston, Lancashire. Passed away: Position: Left half. Height: 180 cm. (5ft. 11 in.); Weight: 78 kilos (12st. 4lb.). ** Source for height and weight: Athletic News: December 21, 1896. Career: Preston North End. Liverpool, […]

Lawrenson in a record transfer

Wednesday, June 22 – 1977 Brighton have paid a club record fee of £100,000* for Preston defender Mark Lawrenson. And chairman Mike Bamber proudly gave the news last night at Heathrow Airport after signing Lawrenson in Benidorm, where Preston have been on holiday. (Daily Express, 23-06-1977) ** Correct […]

Manchester United stars at Crosby

Friday, August 7 – 1970 Three Cheshire League clubs from this area – Ellesmere Port, Rhyl and Marine – have given a big “Thank you” this week to Manchester United. And no wonder – for against these non-Leaguers, United have paid them the compliment of turning out teams […]

Robert Kelly (Bob Kelly) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Bob Kelly on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Bob Kelly: Born: November 16, 1893: Ashton-in-Makerfield (Lancashire), England. Passed away: September 22, 1969: Fylde (Lancashire), England. Position: Inside forward. Height: (5ft. 7in.); Weight: (10st.). Career: Ashton White Star: 1910. Ashton Central: 1911. Earlestown Rovers: 1912. St. Helens Town: 1913. […]

The men of Anfield…

Saturday, October 19 – 1968 Liverpool are a star team, consisting of star players. Every man wearing the Liverpool colours this afternoon is a player of established reputation, but there has been one departure from the team that opposed us in that Fifth Round FA Cup replay at […]

Liverpool let seven go free

Saturday, May 25 – 1968 Liverpool have given free transfers to seven of their young players and retained 28 professionals, they announced to-day. Among the retained are wing-half Roy Evans, former Bootle and England schoolboy, and winger Dave Wilson, for whom they paid Preston £20,000 18 months ago […]

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); […]

Glory before cash for Thompson

Friday, September 20 – 1963 Peter Thompson, young Liverpool star who said he preferred glory to cash, has now lost £750 by a Football League decision. Preston, who transferred him, wanted to pay him benefit money even though, by refusing their terms, he was not eligible for it. […]

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 – […]

Robert Holmes (Bob Holmes) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Bob Holmes on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Bob Holmes: Born: June 23, 1867: Preston (Lancashire), England. Passed away: November 16, 1955: Preston (Lancashire), England. Position: Left back. Height: (5ft. 8½in.); Weight: (11st. 7lb.). Career: Preston Olympic. Preston North End: 1884. * 1888-89: 22-0 (Football League); 5-1 (FA […]