Tag: secretary

All LFC-secretaries

Season Secretary 1892-1893 W.E. Barclay 1893-1894 W.E. Barclay 1894-1895 W.E. Barclay 1895-1896 J. McKenna 1896-1897 T. Watson 1897-1898 T. Watson 1898-1899 T. Watson 1899-1900 T. Watson 1900-1901 T. Watson 1901-1902 T. Watson 1902-1903 T. Watson 1903-1904 T. Watson 1904-1905 T. Watson 1905-1906 T. Watson 1906-1907 T. Watson 1907-1908 […]

The team behind the team

Sunday, December 30 – 1979 They wear red, but they trade in the gold and silver of success … Liverpool F.C., feared, formidable giants of British football. And into the ‘eighties they go … as well-equipped and as hungry for prizes as they have been throughout the decade […]

The secret behind the success

Friday, December 28 – 1979 There is no secret formula behind Liverpool’s 16-year saga of success in domestic and European football. Just one word explains it all … efficiency. It is a word which applies at all levels of the club’s administration. From chairman John Smith, via the […]

Liverpool is worth much more

Thursday, July 26 – 1979 Liverpool have sold English soccer short by trading their influential name to sponsorship for a meagre £50,000, say marketing experts. Though their deal to put the brand name Hitachi on their shirts has sent the rest of football seeking similar revenue, the size […]

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, […]

Liverpool’s youth squad fly out

May 1, 1970 A 16 strong party of young Liverpool players flew out of Speke today for a two-day international youth tournament in Amsterdam. But because of last minute rule changes by the organisers, the Liverpool youngsters will start at a disadvantage against clubs like Glasgow Rangers, Ajax […]

Anfield tickets still available

Wednesday, August 7 – 1968 Liverpool secretary Peter Robinson announces that they still have some ground tickets (5s) available for the opening game against Manchester City at Anfield on Saturday. They were on sale from the club’s ticket office from this morning. There are a few season tickets […]

Sell-out at Anfield

Monday, July 22 – 1968 It’s another Anfield sell-out. Secretary Peter Robinson reported from his office this morning, the opening day for applications, that all stand tickets for every Liverpool League match for this season had been sold. “We have been inundated with applications,” said Mr. Robinson, “and […]

Liverpool swoop for Tony Hateley

Wednesday, June 28 – 1967 Chelsea last night sold centre forward Tony Hateley to Liverpool, for a little less than the £100,000 that they paid Aston Villa for him last October. The deal went through in a London hotel after Liverpool boss Bill Shankly and Hateley had travelled […]

Tragedy at Anfield

Thursday, May 6 – 1965 Less than 24 hours after cheering his team’s European Cup victory over Milan, Jimmy McInnes, secretary of Liverpool Football Club was found hanged in a turnstile booth at Anfield, the club ground last night. He was discovered by an inspector making a routine […]

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. […]

Death of Liverpool F.C. secretary

Wednesday, February 2 – 1955 Mr. John C. Rouse (54), secretary of Liverpool Football Club and of the Professional Footballers’ golf championship, died at his home in Booker Avenue, Liverpool, last night. Mr. Rouse yesterday made plans for staging the fifth round FA Cup-tie between Liverpool and Huddersfield […]

Wales may enter 1954 World Cup

Thursday, December 11 – 1952 Mr. Herbert Powell, secretary of the Welsh FA, said yesterday that Wales will enter the 1954 World Cup tournament in Switzerland if satisfactory arrangements are made, and if England, Scotland, and Ireland also enter. Of the four home countries, only England competed in […]

George Kay resigns as Liverpool manager

Wednesday, January 31 – 1951 Liverpool, like Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers, are now without a manager. Yesterday, Mr. George Kay, the Liverpool chief, resigned the managership because of ill health. He has been at Anfield for fifteen years. The Liverpool club intend advertising for a new manager, […]

Liverpool brought back the dollars

Friday, June 2 – 1950 A tall, fair-haired man in sports jacket and flannels stepped from a ‘plane at London Airport yesterday, walked smiling up to the bank and to everyone’s surprise casually piled 1,980 dollars on the counter. He was Mr. John Rouse (J.C. Rouse), Secretary of […]

Three derbies in a row

Monday, March 19 – 1945 Now a few points regarding the Anfield cup-tie, which will be the first of three big local “Derby” games in succession. We go to Anfield this week, to Goodison Park the following week, and then to Anfield on Easter Monday for the Liverpool […]

Looking ahead to football season

June 20, 1944 The fact that the Football League Management Committee has decided there shall be no material change in the 1944-45 programme as compared with that of last season, clarifies the work of Secretary Mr. Fred Howarth, and it should not be long before the fixtures for […]