Tag: Sunderland

Three great goalkeepers

I came across a nice feature article about the top goalkeepers of 1908 in the Cricket and Football Field newspaper recently. It is quite interesting reading when the journalist of the time (known as “Richard Samuel”) digs deep into these players perwsonalities. The whole articles can be read […]

Jack Hunter – a sterling centre half

Saturday, February 6 – 1904 I have always a great deal of admiration for a man who is conspicuously whole-souled in his play, and consequently I start these references to J. Hunter, the North End centre half, predisposed in his favour, for the great central factor in his […]

Simon Mignolet transferred to Sunderland

Thursday, June 17 – 2010 Sunderland are closing in on Schalke centre-half Heiko Westermann after chairman Niall Quinn flew out to Germany yesterday for talks over the £9m-rated 26-year-old. The Black Cats yesterday signed highly-rated 6ft 4in Belgium Under-21 keeper Simon Mignolet from St-Truiden for an undisclosed fee. […]

Sunderland Reserves v Liverpool Reserves 2-1

Thursday, April 18 – 2002 Reserves: Premiership Reserve League, at Sunderland, kick-off: 19:00. Sunderland Reserves – Liverpool Reserves 2-1. Referee: Mr. B.G. Sygmuta; assistant referees: Messrs. I.M. Fox and M.A. Hughes; Fourth Official: Mr. W. Black. Sunderland Reserves: Michael Ingham, Simon Ramsden, Craig James, Emerson Thome, Clifford Byrne, […]

David Thompson to quit Liverpool

Tuesday, August 1 – 2000 David Thompson is ready to quit Liverpool to save his Premiership career. The England Under-21 midfielder has been given permission to talk to Coventry who have tabled a £2,5m bid. Thompson, who has been at Anfield school days, admitted: “I would like to […]

Steve McManaman: What a boy!

December 5, 1990 Lawrie McMenemy yesterday sent a message of hope to England’s aspiring youngsters by naming Liverpool unknown Steve McManaman in his Under-21 side tonight. “It proves you don’t have to be in somebody’s First Division team to earn recognition,” said the England No 2. The tall […]

Six of the best from slick Luton

Wednesday, December 5 – 1990 Luton, unofficial football kings of plastic, took formal possession of the crown in Manchester last night. They ran away with the Guiness Soccer Six title by thumping Liverpool 4-0 in a one-sided final. Yet Anfield manager Kenny Dalglish can hardly be surprised his […]

Gerard Kelly (Gerry Kelly) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Gerry Kelly on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Gerry Kerry: Born: September 15, 1909: Castleford, England. Passed away: 1983: Luton, England. Position: Outside winger. Height: Weight: Career: Castletown. 1925. Hylton Colliery. 1926. Sunderland: Signed: 1927. * 1927-28: 0-0 (FL 1). Nelson: Signed: 1928. * 1928-29: 38-11 (FL 3N); […]

The top men and their salaries

Tuesday, August 17 – 1982 What the top man get – an estimate of managers’ salaries in the First Division. Club Manager Salary Contract remaining Arsenal Terry Neill £35,000 3 years Aston Villa Tony Barton £25,000 3 years Birmingham Ron Saunders £40,000 3 year “roll on” Brighton Mike […]

Tottenham chasing Ray Kennedy

Sunday, January 10 – 1982 Stoke and Spurs are poised to join the chase for Liverpool and England midfielder Ray Kennedy, who is now surplus to requirements at Anfield. Stoke boss Richie Barker has already been in touch with Liverpool after selling his England Under-21 star Adrian Heath […]

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 […]

Super duo seals cup win

Wednesday, November 21 – 1973 Match: League Cup, 3rd Round, at Roker Park, kick off: 14:00. Sunderland – Liverpool 0-2 (0-1). Attendance: 36,208. The Liverpool Eleven: Clemence, Lawler, Lindsay, P.Thompson, Lloyd, Hughes, Keegan, Cormack, Heigway, Toshack, Callaghan. The Liverpool goals: 1-0 Keegan (12 min.), 2-0 Toshack (47 min.). […]

Robert Kelly (Bob Kelly) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Bob Kelly on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Bob Kelly: Born: November 16, 1893: Ashton-in-Makerfield (Lancashire), England. Passed away: September 22, 1969: Fylde (Lancashire), England. Position: Inside forward. Height: (5ft. 7in.); Weight: (10st.). Career: Ashton White Star: 1910. Ashton Central: 1911. Earlestown Rovers: 1912. St. Helens Town: 1913. […]

Liverpool v Sunderland 4-1 (League match)

Saturday, August 24 – 1968 Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00. Liverpool – Sunderland 4-1 (3-0). Attendance: 46,547. Referee: Mr. L. Callaghan (Merthyr Tydfil); linesmen: Messrs. J.C. Bancroft and D. Richardson. Liverpool: Tommy Lawrence, Chris Lawler, Peter Wall, Tommy Smith, Ron Yeats, Emlyn Hughes, Ian […]

Shankly’s code wins title

Saturday, April 18 – 1964 Liverpool, with considerable Mersey sound, whooped their way into the Football League championship on Saturday. But so far as Bill Shankly, football manager extraordinary, is concerned, that was last Saturday. He received the honour with gratitude and with pride. But to him, looking […]

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 be as close at last year when Dave Mackay lost to Stanley Matthews by one vote. I think, without trying to guess the […]

Stop playing snooker – we want our man!

Thursday, November 10 – 1955 Another Third Division club, desperate for cash, had to sell a star last night…this time little Scunthorpe United pocketed £8,000 for centre-half Dick White, who moves to Liverpool. “We didn’t want to part,” said Scunthorpe manager Bill Corkhill, “but we need the money […]

Walter Scott @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Walter Scott on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Walter Scott: Born: 1886: Worksop (Nottinghamshire), England. Passed away: September 16, 1955: Worksop (Nottinghamshire), England. Position: Goalkeeper. Height: Weight: Career: Worksop West End. 1904. Worksop Central. 1905. Worksop Town: Signed: 1906. Grimsby Town: Signed: May 2, 1907. * 1907-08: 21-0 […]