April 8, 1970 Key note: “The name Anfield is synonymous with great soccer occasions. Bulging at its 54,000 capacity seams it has seen some great
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Five stars in line for a title
Friday, April 17 – 1964 The Footballer of the Year, elected by the Football Writers Association, will be named on Tuesday, and the voting could
The death of Elisha Scott
May 16, 1959 Sam Hardy … Harry Hibbs … Frank Swift … Ted Sagar … Sam Bartram … Jerry Dawson …Jack Harkness … John Thomson.
Blackpool v Liverpool 3-0 (League match: April 24, 1953)
April 24, 1953 Match: Football League, First Division, at Bloomfield Road, kick-off: 15:00. Blackpool – Liverpool 3-0 (1-0). Attendance: 18,651. Referee: Mr. H. Howarth. Blackpool
Billy Liddell runner-up in Sportsman of the year award
January 31, 1950 Reg Harris, would professional cycling champion, has been voted the “Sportsman of the year,” the man who did most in 1949 to
Liverpool players for England
Sunday, October 5 – 1947 England soccer selectors were busily engaged yesterday naming the sides for a full international against Wales on October 18 and
Crippled child made honorary life member of Liverpool Football Club
January 11, 1947 Frederick Greaves, 16, a patient for the past five years at a hospital for crippled children near Liverpool, who has been awarded
Liverpool showing improved form
April 26, 1946 Liverpool’s most recent form has shown vast improvement. Don’t infer that Anfield’s worries and troubles are over, but a side that can
Wales v England 2-3 (International friendly: May 5, 1945)
May 5, 1945 Match: International, friendly, at Ninian Park. Wales – England 2-3 (1-1). Attendance: 35,000. Referee: Mr. W.T. Nash (Glamorgan). Wales (2-3-5): Cyril Sidlow
England XI for Belgium trip
March 14, 1945 Fifteen star footballers from Britain – 13 English, one Scottish and one Irish – are included in the party of Services players
England v Scotland 3-2 (War time, international friendly, February 3 – 1945)
Saturday, February 3 – 1945 International: War time friendly, at Villa Park. England – Scotland 3-2 (1-1). Attendance: 66,000; gate receipt: £17,000. Referee: Mr. T.
FA XI and RAF XI teams unchanged
January 16, 1945 No change have so far been notified in the FA and RAF teams for the Soccer representative match at Coventry on Saturday.
Another Smith-Brown duel
January 5, 1945 With the choice of A.W. Brown, of Huddersfield, as centre-half for the Royal Air Force Soccer team to meet the FA XI
Royal Air Force v Scotland XI 1-7 (International friendly: November 25, 1944)
November 25, 1944 Match: International, Benefit for the RAF Benevolent War Fund, at Hillsborough. Royal Air Force – Scotland 1-7 (0-3). Attendance: 40,172; gate receipts:
The “Liverton” Derby at Goodison
August 15, 1944 Though the football season proper does not start until Saturday week, the opportunity is being taken by several clubs to stage charity
Army v RAF 2-3 (International friendly: May 20, 1944)
May 20, 1944 War time International: Friendly, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:15. The Army – Royal Air Force 2-3 (1-1). Attendance: 22,000; gate receipts: £1,750. Referee:
International stars at Anfield
May 19, 1944 Like the little boy who keeps the almond paste from his cake to the end, because it’s the best part of it,
Is it Willie Fagan’s turn now?
Tuesday, October 18 – 1943 After the complete failure of the Scottish attack against England last Saturday it seems odds on that the Scottish selectors
Guest players for local cup final
May 12, 1943 Everton and Liverpool meet in the second leg of the Liverpool Senior Cup at Goodison Park this evening. Kick-off at seven o’clock.
Stars on display
May 11, 1943 International stars from the four countries will be featured in the big Merseyside “Derby” match between Everton and Liverpool which will be
Poland helps Wales to beat England
Saturday, October 24 – 1942 War time international, War Charities Association, at Molineux (Wolverhampton). England – Wales 1-2 (1-1). Attendance: 25.097. Referee: Mr. F.C. Green
England XI v Scotland XI 0-0 (War time international)
Saturday, October 10 – 1942 War time international, War Charities Association, at Empire Stadium (Wembley). England – Scotland 0-0 (0-0). Attendance: 75,000. Referee: Mr. P.
Liverpool’s vital defeat
Tuesday, May 26 – 1942 Liverpool’s heavy defeat by Blackpool, and Northampton’s victory over Leicester yesterday, has carried the latter into the foremost challenging position
Blackpool v Liverpool 8-2 (Lancashire League match: May 25, 1942)
May 25, 1942 Match: Lancashire League match, at Bloomfield Road, kick-off: 18:30. Blackpool – Liverpool 8-2 (4-0). Attendance: 4,000. Referee: Mr. W.H. Evans (Liverpool). Blackpool
Busby-Shankly victory service, and Maestro Liddell!
Saturday, April 18 – 1942 Match: International friendly, at Hampden Park. Scotland – England 5-4 (2-1). Attendance: 75,000. Referee: Mr. R. Calder (Rutherglen). Scotland (2-3-5):
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