Tag: The FA

Thug admits attack on Robbie Fowler

Monday, July 31 – 2000 England football star Robbie Fowler was spared a courtroom ordeal yesterday after a man pleaded guilty to assaulting him in a hotel toilet. The Liverpool striker suffered a broken nose during the unprovoked attack after a match 16 months ago. Fowler, 25, was […]

Leeds fume at FA ban

Wednesday, August 1 – 1990 Furious Leeds hit out at the FA last night after being banned from a tour to Italy. Leeds had arranged a three match visit to Genoa before their return to the First Division. Now they insist they have been punished for the reputation […]

FIFA lift world ban on English

Thursday, July 11 – 1985 English clubs were readmitted into world football yesterday. But relaxation on FIFA’s ban will not have much immediate effect on the clubs. The European ban stays and that means that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are still a no-go area. Peter Robinson, Liverpool’s […]

Bill Shankly: “Ready for anything”

Wednesday, May 9 – 1973 Hughes is cleared as champs go for glory A smile that seemed to stretch from London to Merseyside covered Bill Shankly’s face as he left a Football Association disciplinary hearing at Lancaster Gate yesterday. Minutes earlier, Emlyn Hughes, his England defender, had been […]

Everton F.C.: The annual meeting of 1958

June 19, 1958 Shareholders of Everton critical There were some lively interludes at the annual meeting of Everton F.C shareholders at the Commence last evening, and when the proceedings terminated after two hours there was some opposition, though rather half-hearted, to the vote of confidence passed in the […]

Chairman Will Harrop dies aged 76

Tuesday, February 21 – 1956 Mr. Will Harrop, chairman of Liverpool Football Club, died at his home in Marlborough Road, Liverpool, early yesterday at the age of 76. He was senior vice-president of the Football League, a member of the Football Association, and chairman of the FA Challenge […]

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. […]

Chelsea to pay £8 for demobilised stars

Saturday, August 4 – 1945 Football League clubs have received instructions from the Football Association that they may give agreements to demobilised players offering their full-time services. Chelsea, South Cup holders, are the first to state publicly that they intend to pay the pre-war maximum wage to demobilised […]

Conference to settle football queries

Tuesday, July 24 – 1945 A round table conference between the management committee of the Football League, and the clubs will, I heard in London yesterday, be called to try and straighten out matters affecting the wages and status of players demobilised from the Forces. The curious part […]

Football season may be extended

Thursday, April 26 – 1945 Here is some important news which will affect the entire position regarding the championship No. 2 of the Football League. The Football League expects to receive in a few days permission from the Football Association for all competition games played by Football League […]

Liverpool doubts

Tuesday, April 10 – 1945 Liverpool have both forward and defensive doubts for their cup visit to Manchester City at Maine Road on Saturday consequent on the calling of Matt Busby, Billy Liddell and Jim Harley for international duty. However, Berry Nieuwenhuys sends word that his thigh injury […]

Death of Sir Frederick Wall

March 25, 1944 Sir Frederick Wall, secretary of the Football Association for forty years, died on Saturday night. He was eighty-five and had been in poor health for a few years. Even when approaching eighty Sir Frederick attended matches, and Arsenal, of which he was a director, still […]

Scots team for Moscow?

Thursday, February 10 – 1944 Scotland may be the first country after the war to send a football team to Russia. The Scottish Football Association, I understand, has promised to send a team to Prague as soon as circumstances allow, and S.F.A. officials hope that the Czechoslovakia visit […]

Stan Cullis – England captain

Thursday, February 10 – 1944 The Football Association announced that they have now received notification from commanding officers that all players selected for the England team against Scotland at Wembley, on February 18, have been released, and  that Cullis will again be captain. (Portsmouth Evening News, 10-02-1944; By […]