Tag: South Africa

Bruce Grobbelaar: I’m your man for England

Saturday, August 4 – 1990 Liverpool’s zany goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar last night sent a dramatic message to new England boss Graham Taylor: “I want to succeed Peter Shilton as your No 1.” The shock bid to become England’s first choice was announced as he flew home with the […]

Make me British like Zola pleads Cup star Bruce

Saturday, June 2 – 1984 Soccer star Bruce Grobbelaar, hero of Europan Cup winners Liverpool, last night pleaded to be given British nationality. The extrovert South African-born goalkeeper has been fighting for naturalisation for more than three years and he fears he could be deported. “I don’t seem […]

Soccer future in doubt

Tuesday, August 6 – 1968 There’s a big question mark over the soccer future of former Liverpool player Kevin Lewis, one of the most popular players in South African football. Lewis, captain and right half of the League leaders Cape Town City, has played in less than half […]

Di Stefano and Pereira at Holly Park

Tuesday, May 14 – 1968 A capacity crowd of 10,000 is expected at South Liverpool’s Holly Park ground tomorrow evening to watch the might Real Madrid stars Alfredo di Stefano and Benfica goalkeeper Costa Pereira oppose each other in a charity match. The world wide reputations of these […]

Palmer and Rudham to Johannesburg Ramblers

Friday, May 20 – 1960 Welsh international centre forward Desmond Palmer, transferred from Swansea Town to Liverpool for £8,000 in March last year, is to play for Johannesburg Ramblers. Also joining the Ramblers are Doug Rudham, the South African goalkeeper who has been with Liverpool since 1955, and […]

Liddell grabs the winner at Craven Cottage

Saturday, March 2 – 1957 Match: Football League, 2nd Division, at Craven Cottage, kick off: 15:15. Fulham – Liverpool 1-2 (0-1). Attendance: 26,500. Fulham (2-3-5): Ken Hewkins, George Cohen, Jimmy Langley, Jimmy Hill, Derek Lampe, Eddie Lowe, Trevor Watson, Roy Bentley, Roy Dwight, Johnny Haynes, Arthur Stevens. Liverpool […]

Rudham fancies Liverpool

Wednesday, September 29 – 1954 South African goalkeeper Doug Rudham – he toured Britain last season – intends to fly here on October 16 to sign for a League side. He turned down a Chelsea offer to turn pro, two seasons ago. Rudham now fancies Liverpool. (Daily Express, […]

Teams for the practice match

Thursday, August 14 – 1952 Liverpool supporters will not see Hugh Gerhardi, the club’s recent signing from South Africa, in Saturday’s public practice game at Anfield. It is felt that Gerhardi has not yet had sufficient time to get himself thoroughly acclimated, and he has accordingly been omitted […]

Liverpool get Hugh Gerhardi’s signature

Friday, August 1 – 1952 Manager Don Welsh, of Liverpool, to-day signed on, at Southampton, 19-years-old Hugh Gerhardi, a wing-half from Thistle F.C. of Durban, South Africa. Gerhardi was recommended to Liverpool by Mr. Billy Butler, the former Bolton Wanderers’ player who is a personal friend of Manager […]

Gordon Hodgson – Liverpool Football Club

Hodgson in media. About Gordon Hodgson: Born: April 16 – 1904, in Johannesburg, in South Africa. Passed away: June 14 – 1951, Stoke-on-Trent, in England. Position: Inside right, also played centre-forward. Height: 6 ‘ 0. Weight: 13 ‘ 8. Career: Benoni, 1919. Rustenburg, 1921. Pretoria, 1922. Transvaal, 1924. […]

Berry Nieuwenhuys the golfer

Monday, April 25 – 1949 Bobby Locke (South Africa) finished two strokes behind Henry Ransom, who, with a 72 holes aggregate of 276, won the Wilmington £2,500 open golf tournament at Wilmington, North Carolina today. Locke shared second place with three other competitors. Berry Nieuwenhuys, the former Liverpool […]

Stan Eastham for Australia

Monday, November 8 – 1948 Canberra, Monday. – Two English football players are going to Australia as migrants at the invitation of the Corinthian football club of Brisbane. They are Stan Eastham and Harry Brophy. Eastham, an amateur inside right, has represented England in the Olympic Games and […]

Our Visitors – Liverpool F.C.

Saturday, November 29 – 1947 Liverpool have eight of their unsuccessful Cup semi-final team on view to-day. These are a strong go-ahead side, and we should see a good game. Cyril Sidlow (goalkeeper): Native of Colwyn Bay, and one of the best at his job. Outstanding at positional […]