Tag: Scotland International

Nicol misses the World Cup

Sunday, May 13 – 1990 Liverpool midfielder Steve Nicol was ruled out of Scotland’s World Cup plans last night after having an operation on a groin injury. His Anfield colleague Ronnie Whelan is in plaster for 10 days with instep ligament damage, but expects to be fit for […]

Robert J. Smellie @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Robert Smellie on PlayUpLiverpool.com; About Robert Smellie: “A Clydesdale colt trained on Hampden. Learned the rudiments of the game with the Hamilton Academicals, under the auld beach trees on the ducal policies. Captained the Scottish team in 1889 at the Oval, and led them to […]

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 […]

£352,000 Souness goes to Anfield

Tuesday, January 10 – 1978 Liverpool smashed another transfer record yesterday when they bought Graeme Souness from Middlesbrough for £352,000. Their outlay on the talented Scottish midfield man they have pursued for six weeks represents a new record cash deal between English clubs. Liverpool already hold the records […]

Dalglish replaces Keegan at Anfield

Wednesday, August 10 – 1977 Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool’s £440,000 buy from Celtic, last night got the best sort of welcome to Anfield he could possibly expect. For it came from Kevin Keegan the £500,000 dynamo he replaces on the eve of another European Cup season. Keegan, speaking from […]

Alan Hansen signs for Liverpool

Thursday, May 5 – 1977 Alan Hansen, Partick Thistle and Scotland Under-23 defender signed for Liverpool for a fee of around £100,000, yesterday. The 6ft. 1in., 21-year-old Hansen needed little persuading to put his signature to the transfer forms and complete the £100,000 deal that took him from […]

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, […]

Bill blasts FA’s banqueting show

Tuesday, October 13 – 1970 Liverpool manager Bill Shankly yesterday exploded at the tradition that players must attend after-match banquets and banned two of his team from the one that follows tonight’s Under-23 international. Shankly never went to banquets when he was a Scottish international. In seventeen years […]

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 […]

Pte. Ron Yeats wanted

Tuesday, June 13 – 1961 Yeovil 1421 – hone number of an Army camp in Somerset – will buzz with £30,000 Soccer talk this week. Subject: Ron Yeats, R.A.S.C. private and giant centre-half of Scottish First Division club Dundee United, who is fancied by Chelsea, Manchester United, and […]

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 – […]

Arsenal target Ian St. John

Thursday, August 20 – 1959 Arsenal manager, George Swindin, returned from a scouting mission in Scotland yesterday, and decided to delay selection of his team until today. He watched the Dunfermline – Motherwell match. His main interest must have been in Ian St. John, Motherwell’s twenty-one-year-old centre forward, […]

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 […]

Aston Villa wanted Billy Liddell

December 30, 1958 Joe Mercer, struggling Aston Villa’s new boss, made a dramatic attempt yesterday to sign Billy Liddell, 36, Liverpool’s Scottish international forward. But after contacting Merseyside, Mercer was told that Liverpool would not hear of parting with their famous veteran. So Liddell, now out of Liverpool’s […]

Liddell out after 20 years

Friday, October 17 – 1958 Billy Liddell, Liverpool’s tough bustling Scottish international forward, has been dropped for the first time in twenty years with the club. Tomorrow against Fulham he is replaced at centre-forward by Louis Bimpson. (Daily Mirror, 17-10-1958)

Billy Liddell – Emperor of Merseyside

Monday, December 23 – 1957 Here is the happiest Soccer story of the year, with sensational goodwill; bursting out all over. It happened at a Liverpool boardroom party yesterday when club chairman Tom Williams presented Billy Liddell, 35, and still the emperor of Merseyside Soccer with: A radiogram, […]

Manager’s post for Willie Fagan

Wednesday, July 16 – 1952 Weymouth, the Southern League club, have appointed Willie Fagan, the former Liverpool and Scottish war time international, as player-manager. Fagan played for Preston in the 1937 cup final and for Liverpool in the 1950 final. He is 34. (Dundee Courier, 16-07-1952)

Shankly is no boss-in-boots

Monday, December 11 – 1950 For a couple of hours after yesterday’s Third Round draw had given his team an away game with the FA Cup-holders, Arsenal, Carlisle United manager Bill Shankly was in two minds whether to get back into training and play in the tie. Mr. […]