Tag: Tom Bush

Amateur trials with Liverpool F.C.

Monday, July 28 – 1952 The future of most Football League clubs is becoming increasingly bound up in their own young products, and nobody has done more of recent seasons to foster this type of player than our two senior Liverpool clubs, whose managers and staffs are now […]

Christine Ann’s getting better

Monday, May 27 – 1946 After flying across the Atlantic, Tom Bush, who was touring America with Liverpool Football Club, yesterday visited his nine-month-old daughter Christine Ann, critically ill in Liverpool Babies’ Hospital. “Condition improved slightly” was last night’s report from the hospital. (Daily Express, 27-05-1946)

Tom Bush travel home from USA

Monday, May 27 – 1946 Tom Bush, Liverpool football who flew 3,000 miles across the Atlantic to see his nine-month-old-daughter, critically ill in a Liverpool hospital, was told yesterday that her condition had improved slightly. (Daily Mirror, 27-05-1946)

Philadelphia Select XI v Liverpool 0-12 (friendly)

Sunday, May 26 – 1946 Match: Friendly, Tour if USA, at the Yellow Jacket Stadium, kick-off: 15:15 (local time). Philadelphia Select of American League XI – Liverpool 0-12. Attendance: 7,000. Referee: Mr. Joseph Schillinger and Mills; linesmen: Messrs. John Burns and Harry Rodgers. Philadelphia Select XI (2-3-5): George […]

Barnsley v Liverpool 1-0 (War time, League match)

Wednesday, December 26 – 1945 Match: Football League, Northern Section, at Oakwell. Barnsley – Liverpool 1-0 (1-0). Attendance: 28,464. Barnsley (2-3-5): George Rymer; Laurie Cunningham, Gordon Pallister; Jimmy Baxter, Joe Wilson, John Logan; Gavin Smith, George Robledo, Stan Fisher, Beaumont Asquith, Pat Kelly. Liverpool (2-3-5): Billy Nickson; Kenneth […]

Years bridged

Friday, August 31 – 1945 Liverpool will be bridging six years at Anfield tomorrow, for their team against Burnley looks pretty much the same as it did in those brief moments of league football we had in 1939. Only four of the 15 players from whom the directors, […]

Team news for Liverpool F.C.

Thursday, August 30 – 1945 Liverpool will select from 15 players for their match with Burnley at Anfield, Nieuwenhuys, Liddell, Fagan, Westby and Gulliver being included as compared with yesterday’s side against Bolton. Don Welsh is not available and plays for Charlton. Liverpool (from): Dirk Kemp, Bernard Ramsden, […]

Peter Kippax – A welcome guest

Thursday, August 30 – 1945 Liverpool’s tale of misfortune dated from mid-afternoon when several chosen players found they could not get away and Mr. George Kay had to get busy to fill gaps. This work brought a most welcome guest in the person of Peter Kippax, the Burnley […]

Bolton brilliance

Tuesday, August 28 – 1945 It is curious that Bolton Wanderers, 1944-45 North Cup winners, should be here to open both Goodison Park and Anfield, but we could not have wished for a better club or side. Believe me the Wanderers are a brilliant team when they settle […]

Liverpool F.C. practice

Saturday, August 18 – 1945 Quite a fair crowd turned up at Anfield to-day to see Liverpool’s first public practice match, when two mixed teams of players on the club’s books turned out. Reds. – Dick Kemp; Jack Westby, Jeff Gulliver; Harry Kaye, Tom Bush, Jimmy McInnes; Jack […]

Liverpool’s practice game

Wednesday, August 15 – 1945 Liverpool F.C. stage their first and only public practice game on Saturday at Anfield (3 pm=, when they mix up the seniors and reserve players, the first team forwards, being opposed to the major proportion of the senior defence. Teams from: – Reds. […]

BLA 21st Army XI v Liverpool 3-3 (Friendly)

Sunday, July 29 – 1945 Match: Friendly, at Hannover. BLA 21st Army XI – Liverpool 3-3 (1-2). Attendance: 35,000. BIA 21st Army XI (2-3-5): Ted Sagar (Everton), Dennis Westcott (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Jimmy Hagan (Sheffield United), McCabe (Middlebrough), Rockaby (Middlesbrough), Eggleston (Sheffield Wednesday), Blenkinsop (Leeds United) +4. Liverpool (2-3-5): […]

Royal Air Force XI v Liverpool 0-7 (Friendly)

Saturday, July 28 – 1945 Match: Friendly, at Celle. Royal Air Force XI – Liverpool 0-7 (0-2). Attendance: 8,000. Royal Air Force XI (2-3-5): George Pope, Richard Dorsett +9. Liverpool (2-3-5): Dirk Kemp, Jim Harley, Jeff Gulliver (Reading), Phil Taylor, Tom Bush, James McInnes, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Jack Balmer, […]

Liverpool are invited to Germany

Tuesday, July 17 – 1945 Liverpool F.C. have received official permission to take a team composed largely of their own Service players, and two of their regular “guest” players, to play the B.L.A. 21st Army Group in two soccer matches in Germany. The matches will take place on […]

Matt Busby gazes into Reds’ future

Tuesday, February 1 – 1944 Matt Busby, Liverpool’s club captain and one of Scotland’s war-time captain’s, is of the considered opinion that Liverpool will prove one of the sensation clubs of football when we get back to peacetime conditions. “No club will get away to a better start,” […]

Swing it Reds

January 1, 1943 If Liverpool will learn the lesson of last Saturday’s game when they dropped a point at Anfield to Wrexham they will “swing it” when they face the Welshmen again at The Racecourse tomorrow. Liverpool kept it all too close last Saturday, and so cramped their […]

Balmer and Westby for Liverpool?

December 30, 1942 Balmer and Westby are likely to be in the Liverpool side against Wrexham at the Racecourse. Team from: Alf Hobson, Fred Williams, Roy Guttridge, Jack Westby, Harry Kaye, Tom Bush, Eric Keen, Jack Pilling, Richard Dorsett, Willie Fagan, Jack Balmer, Cyril Done, Fred Haycock, Michael […]

Reds for Wrexham

December 29, 1942 Westby, the Blackburn Rovers player, returns to Liverpool’s defence for the return Cup-tie with Wrexham at the Racecourse on Saturday, and it is odds on Jack Balmer, who made his international debut at the Racecourse, coming back to the attack. Secretary-Manager Mr. George Kay states […]