Tag: Stoke

A presentation of football clubs 1903/04

During the 1903/04 season the “Sunderland Daily Echo” enlightened their readers with some great article features presenting many of the leading football club for that season. I have now collected all these feature articles and you will find links to the different articles further down in this article. […]

Toshack leaves Liverpool

Thursday, November 21 – 1974 Jimmy Bloomfield yesterday did more than half a million pounds worth of transfer business – and was then locked out of the Football League HQ. The Leicester boss sold England goalkeeper Peter Shilton to Stoke for a record £340,000 and the dashed to […]

Harold Payne Hardman (Harold Hardman) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Harold Hardman on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Harold Hardman: Born: April 4, 1882: Manchester (Lancashire), England. Passed away: June 9, 1965: Sale (Lancashire), England. Position: Outside left. Height: 168 cm. (5ft. 6 ½in.); Weight: 68 kilos (10st. 10lb.). Career: Worsley Wanderers: 1897. Chorlton-cum-Hardy: 1898. South Shore Choristers: […]

Wheeler broke the signing lull

Friday, September 7 – 1956 When Johnny Wheeler, Bolton Wanderers’ England wing half-back, signed for Liverpool yesterday, he completed a reversal of normal procedure. He had got himself a house before a transfer. Yesterday morning, Wheeler, born at Crosby, Liverpool, asked Bolton manager Bill Ridding for permission to […]

George Harold Swift (George Swift) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about George Swift on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About George Swift: Born: February 3, 1870: St. George’s (Shropshire), England. Passed away: 1956. Position: Left back. Height: (5ft. 9in.); Weight: (12st. 8lb.). Career: St. George’s (Shropshire): 1885. Wellington Town: 1886. Wellington St. George’s: 1887. Stoke: 1887. Hereford. Crewe Alexandra: 1889. […]

Arthur Bridgett @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Arthur Bridgett on PlayUpLiverpool. About Arthur Bridgett: Born: October 11, 1882: Forsbrook, Staffordshire, England. Passed away: July 26, 1954: Ashton, near Market Drayton, England. Position: Outside left. Height: 173 cm. (5ft. 8in.). Weight: 76 kilos. (12st. 0lbs). Career: Burslem Park: Signed: 1900. Trentham: Signed: 1901. […]

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool 1-2 (League match)

Saturday, May 31 – 1947 Match: Football League, First Division, at Molineux, kick-off: 15:00. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Liverpool 1-2 (0-2). Attendance: 50,765. Referee: Mr. J. Briggs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (2-3-5): Bart Williams, Gus McLean, Billy Crook, Jim Alderton, Stan Cullis, Billy Wright, Jim Hancocks, Jimmy Dunn, Jesse Pye, Billy […]

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 (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Danny Winter (Bolton Wanderers), Billy Hughes (Birmingham), Donald Dearson (Birmingham), Robert Davies (Nottingham Forest), Ron Burgess (Tottenham Hotspur), Tom Astbury (Chester), […]

England XI for Belgium trip

Wednesday, March 14 – 1945 Fifteen star footballers from Britain – 13 English, one Scottish and one Irish – are included in the party of Services players which the FA are taking to the Continent next week for two England v Belgium matches at venues to be announced […]

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: Mr. A.C. Hall (Chester). The Army XI (2-3-5): Frank Swift (Manchester City), Bert Sproston (Manchester City), Frank Taylor (Wolves), Hugh Wales (Motherwell), Bob […]

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, the tit-bit of this season’s Merseyside football competition has been reserved for the last day. This is the charity game at Anfield tomorrow […]

Liverpool’s fine war record

December 28, 1943 Though the Football League’s first half-season championship did not come to Anfield after all, a word of congratulation is due to Liverpool for their excellent record. To finish third, only one point behind Blackpool, was a creditable performance. Next to the Bloomfield Road club, Liverpool […]

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. A number of guest stars are expected to play, including Matthews, the England wing forward, who is to assist Everton. Liverpool won the […]

The funeral of Tommy Cooper

Saturday, June 29 – 1940 Football organisations were strongly represented at the funeral service at Littleover Parish Church to-day for Tommy Cooper, the former Derby County and international full back, who was killed while cycling near Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Six former colleagues – Messrs, Sammy Crooks, Harry Bedford, George […]