Tag: Thomas Fairfoull

Kenneth Campbell’s life story – Part VIII

June 25, 1921 Kenny’s troubles as linesman. Club colours cause a disturbance. Amusing experiences with Liverpool on the continent. By Kenneth Campbell “Kenneth Campbell, Partick Thistle’s International goalkeeper, in the story of his experiences, exclusive in the ‘Weekly News,’ relates some unusual incidents when with Liverpool, for whom […]

Kenneth Campbell’s life story – Part VI

June 11, 1921 Remarkable speech by Tom Watson Leads to victory against the Villa. By Kenneth Campbell “Kenneth Campbell, the famous goalkeeper for Partick Thistle and Scotland, continues the story of his football career. Joining Liverpool when a lad as understudy to the renounced Sam Hardy, the prince […]

Kenneth Campbell’s life story – Part V

June 4, 1921 When Albert Shepherd bested Liverpool, And what a walking in Epping Forest led to. By Kenneth Campbell “Kenneth Campbell, the famous goalkeeper for Partick Thistle and Scotland, continues the story of his football career. Joining Liverpool when a lad as understudy to the renounced Sam […]

Life ban suspensions removed by the FA

August 28, 1919 The Emergency Committee of the Football Association has removed the suspensions of the following: – Robert Pursell, Tom Miller, Thomas Fairfoull, and John Sheldon, of Liverpool F.C.; F. Howard and A. Whalley, of Manchester United; A. Richards, W. Palmer, and C. Jones, Chesterfield Town; R. […]

The death of Teddy Hodgson

August 4, 1919 Genuine regret was felt in Burnley on Monday morning, when news reached the town of the death of Teddy Hodgson, the Burnley Football Club’s popular inside left. Teddy, whose home was at 26 Haven Street, had, since March, been one of the Army of Occupation […]

Liverpool v Burnley 7-0 (War time, League match)

Saturday, December 28 – 1918 Match: Lancashire Section Principal, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:30. Liverpool Burnley 7-0 (4-0). Attendance: 25,000. Referee: Mr. F.J. Proctor (Trentham). Liverpool (2-3-5): William Scott; Sam Speakman, Billy Jenkinson; John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay; Harold Wadsworth, Arthur Metcalf, John Miller, Harry Lewis, Phillips. Burnley […]

Sheldon, Pursell, Miller and Fairfoull suspended

Thursday, December 23 – 1915 The following statement was issued by the the football Association today: “The commission appointed first by the Football League, and afterwards by the Football Association, have fully investigated the rumours and allegations largely circulated in several districts  during and immediately after the Manchester […]

Finally the truth is out

Thursday, December 23 – 1915 Truth will out. Last Easter Manchester United Football Club beat Liverpool F.C. 2-0. The result was in accord with anticipation. So much so that a bookmaker who had issued coupons for bets, and had offered 8 to 1 against a correct score being […]

The worst football scandal ever

Thursday, December 23 – 1915 This afternoon the Football Association announced the long-awaited decision concerning what has become known as “The Scandal Match.” The result is a blot on the game. It is the worst case the governing body have ever had to deal with. But they have […]

Liverpool dropped two goals lead

October 18, 1915 That Liverpool should have won “hands down” as the saying goes, is uncontradictable. They had the Spotland men in the hollow of their hands, if one takes out notable exceptions – Smith (outside left) and Biggar, goalkeeper. These men were carrying Rochdale on their shoulders […]

Liverpool v Rochdale 2-2 (War time, League match)

Saturday, October 16 – 1915 Match: Match: Lancashire Section, principal tournament, at Anfield, kick off: 15:30. Liverpool – Rochdale 2-2 (2-0). Attendance: 12,000. Referee: Mr. J.T. Holdcroft. Liverpool (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell, Sam Speakman, James Middlehurst; Thomas Fairfoull, William Molyneux, Walter Wadsworth; Arthur Goddard, William Banks, Fred Pagnam, James […]

Mackinlay promoted to outside left

Friday, October 15 – 1915 Not a single bad match has been witnessed in Liverpool since the new style of “League” match was introduced to our notice, and I can see the Rochdale game at Anfield tomorrow keeping up the was session standard, for Rochdale gave Everton an […]

Liverpool v Stockport County 0-0 (War time, League match)

Saturday, October 9 – 1915 Match: Lancashire Section, principal tournament, at Anfield. Liverpool – Stockport County 0-0 (0-0). Attendance: 16,000. Referee: Mr. J.L. Turner. Liverpool (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell; Ephraim Longworth (C), James Middlehurst; Thomas Fairfoull, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay; Arthur Goddard, William Banks, Fred Pagnam, George Ritchie, James […]

High hopes for another victory

September 29, 1915 Liverpool, who go to Preston next Saturday by the 1.15 from Exchange, have been forced to make change or two. Molyneux, the ex-Norwich bird, was damaged in Saturday’s game with Burnley, and he is not able to play, so Wadsworth is called in. Ernest Pinkney, […]

A big victory for Liverpool

September 27, 1915 Liverpool won in no half-hearted manner, and it is plain that their team is one of the lustiest the Lancashire circle knows – in fact, one would liken them to Blackpool. That Liverpool’s frontal line could score heavily was a debatable point prior to Saturday, […]

The rough battle at Stoke

September 20, 1915 It is a great pity that the game between Liverpool and Stoke at the well-remembered Victoria Ground should have been marred by an incident which completely spoiled the afternoon’s proceedings. A crowd of some 8,000 people, including a goodly sprinkling of wounded warriors, had thoroughly […]

The funeral of Tom Watson

May 11, 1915 A cool corner of Anfield Cemetery had been chosen. The sun’s rays shaded his last resting-place. “Tom” was buried there. The day was beauteously fine, and the setting of the last act was all peaceful. The whole sports-world seemed to be represented. The late manager […]