Tag: Robert Pursell

Kenneth Campbell’s life story – Part VI

June 11, 1921 Remarkable speech by Tom Watson Leads to victory against the Villa. By Kenneth Campbell “Kenneth Campbell, the famous goalkeeper for Partick Thistle and Scotland, continues the story of his football career. Joining Liverpool when a lad as understudy to the renounced Sam Hardy, the prince […]

Kenneth Campbell’s life story – Part V

June 4, 1921 When Albert Shepherd bested Liverpool, And what a walking in Epping Forest led to. By Kenneth Campbell “Kenneth Campbell, the famous goalkeeper for Partick Thistle and Scotland, continues the story of his football career. Joining Liverpool when a lad as understudy to the renounced Sam […]

Kenneth Campbell’s life story – Part IV

Saturday, May 28 – 1921 Amusing story of Buchan and Campbell When Charlie Buchan’s smile irritated me Base humour about my transfer By Kenneth Campbell “Kenneth Campbell, the famous goalkeeper for Partick Thistle and Scotland, continues the story of his football career. Joining Liverpool when a lad as […]

Miller and MacKinlay for Anglo-Scots

Saturday, March 27 – 1920 In the Home-Scots v. Anglo-Scots trial match at Cathkin on Tuesday, William Watson, the Airdrie left back, is standing down in the former team, and his place will be taken by “Napper” Thomson. This game should fully test “Napper’s” abilities, and if he […]

Stirring game at Anfield

December 29, 1919 Liverpool got full compensation for their superior play in the second meeting with Everton at Anfield on Saturday, and were well entitled to their clever win. The attendance was a record one for the season, and although a number of spectators had to be accommodated […]

Liverpool v Everton 3-1 (League match: December 27, 1919)

December 27, 1919 Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:15. Liverpool – Everton 3-1 (2-0). Attendance: 49,662. Referee: Mr. H. Pollitt. Liverpool (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell, Ephraim Longworth, Robert Pursell, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay, Jack Sheldon, William Lacey, Tom Miller, Harry Lewis, Harold Wadsworth. Everton […]

Life ban suspensions removed by the FA

Thursday, August 28 – 1919 The Emergency Committee of the Football Association has removed the suspensions of the following: – Robert Pursell, Tom Miller, Thomas Fairfoull, and John Sheldon, of Liverpool F.C.; F. Howard and A. Whalley, of Manchester United; A. Richards, W. Palmer, and C. Jones, Chesterfield […]

Liverpool F.C.: The annual meeting of 1919

Wednesday, June 25 – 1919 Chairman of Liver club’s decision. Suspensions erased. Players signed for Anfield oncoming season. At the meeting of the Liverpool Football Club last night, at the Law Association rooms, it was announced that former suspensions of players would be erased. Mr. John McKenna, chairman […]

Sheldon, Pursell, Miller and Fairfoull suspended

Thursday, December 23 – 1915 The following statement was issued by the the football Association today: “The commission appointed first by the Football League, and afterwards by the Football Association, have fully investigated the rumours and allegations largely circulated in several districts  during and immediately after the Manchester […]

Finally the truth is out

Thursday, December 23 – 1915 Truth will out. Last Easter Manchester United Football Club beat Liverpool F.C. 2-0. The result was in accord with anticipation. So much so that a bookmaker who had issued coupons for bets, and had offered 8 to 1 against a correct score being […]

The worst football scandal ever

Thursday, December 23 – 1915 This afternoon the Football Association announced the long-awaited decision concerning what has become known as “The Scandal Match.” The result is a blot on the game. It is the worst case the governing body have ever had to deal with. But they have […]

Sheldon gives evidence in hearing

Friday, October 22 – 1915 The combined commission of the Football Association and the Football League, which met last week at Manchester, resumed its operations this afternoon. Further witnesses were called, and there was a delay pending the appearance from out of town of Private John Sheldon, the […]

Miller and Pursell await S.F.A. ruling

September 14, 1915 Rangers have received Everton’s permission to play their former player Bobby Parker, the brilliant schemer and fine exemplary shot; and Alex Raisbeck’s team have “dittoed” in the case of Tommy Miller, of Liverpool. Both these transfer – and others, of course, including Robert Pursell’s depend […]

Manchester United v Liverpool 2-0 (League match)

April 2, 1915 Match: Football League, First Division, at Old Trafford, kick-off: 15:30. Manchester United – Liverpool 2-0 (1-0). Attendance: 12,000. Referee: Mr. J.G.A. Sharpe. Manchester United (2-3-5): Bobby Beale; John Hodge, Walter Spratt; James Montgomery, Patrick O’Connell, Joseph Haywood; Billy Meredith, Arthur Potts, George Anderson, Enoch West, […]