Tag: Tom Robertson

The funeral of Tommy Robertson

August 17, 1941 The funeral took place from the home of his sister, Mrs. Graham, at Stanley Road, Harthill, of Tommy Robertson, a one-time prominent footballer. Tommy, who was 64 years of age, played outside left for Hearts, Liverpool, and Scotland some 40 years ago, finishing a distinguished […]

Scotsmen who used to come down from the hills

October 25, 1924 Before the League matches had absorbed every available Saturday and holiday fixture date, Everton, and later on Liverpool, made a feature each season of arranging friendly matches with some of the foremost Scottish clubs, and, home-and-home fixtures with Queen’s Park, Celtic, and Rangers took place […]

The fishy business at Anfield

December 16, 1915 Next Saturday’s game at Anfield brings to our memory a fishy smell. Stoke and Liverpool will ever be associated with one of the few fiascos ever played. Considering the number of games played, the number of fiascos is infinitesimal and this fact is due to […]

Alex Raisbeck’s Unique Life Story: Part 7

May 1, 1915 Memorable match which won Liverpool the championship. Alick Raisbeck relates some special training yarns. What the maximum wage have done to football. the fact that Sheffield United have won the English Cup brings back to me the words of Tom Watson, the Liverpool “boss,” whom […]

Liverpool v The Wednesday

October 28, 1907 At Anfield on Saturday, before 30,000 people, the home side won the toss, and playing with the wind put on pressure at the start. Robinson grazed the bar with a fine long shot. The Blades could not get going, and time after time Liverpool attacked, […]

Hardy selected for England

January 28, 1907 The England eleven to play Ireland at Goodison Park, Liverpool, on February 16, was chosen on Monday, and is as follows: Hardy (Liverpool), goal; Crompton (Blackburn Rovers, captain), and Carr (Newcastle United), backs; Warren (Derby County), Wedlock (Bristol City), and R.M.Hawkes (Luton), halves; Rutherford (Newcastle […]

Tom Robertson offered maximum wage

May 22, 1902 Liverpool are anything but pleased at Tom Robertson, their late full back, migrating to Southampton. It cost them close upon £400 for his transfer from Stoke, and they have not had two years’ service out of him. So far as they are aware, Robertson had […]

Holiday football at Goodison Park

Friday, March 28 – 1902 Match: Friendly, at Goodison Park, kick off: 14:00 Everton – Liverpool 0-0 (0-0) Attendance: 5,000 The Liverpool Eleven: Perkins; McCallum, Glover; Rathbone, J.Hunter, White: Goddard, “Sailor” Hunter, Green, Morris, T.Robertson. So far as Liverpool was concerned, there was no attractive football fixture yesterday, […]

Has Tom Robertson lost his step?

Saturday, February 15 – 1902 Tom Robertson – perhaps one should say Robertson the forward, for there are two of the same name in the Liverpool eleven – has not improved his standing in football by his play this season. Three years ago when Tom Watson’s men were […]

Southampton v Liverpool 4-1 (FA Cup match)

Saturday, February 8 – 1902 Match: FA Cup, 2nd Round, at The Dell, kick-off: 15:15. Southampton – Liverpool 4-1 (2-0). Attendance: 20,000; gate receipt: £918. Referee: Mr. T. Kirkham (Burslem); linesmen: Messrs. A. Davis (Marlow) and G.B. Capes (Burton). Southampton (2-3-5): Jack Robinson; Charles Burgess Fry, George Molyneux; […]

Everton v Liverpool 0-2 (FA Cup match)

Thursday, January 30 – 1902 Match: FA Cup, First Round replay, at Goodison Park, kick-off: 14:45. Everton – Liverpool 0-2 (0-1). Attendance: 25,000, Gate receipt: £800. Referee: Mr. J. Lewis. Everton (2-3-5): George Kitchen, William Balmer, Bert Sharp, Sam Wolstenholme, Tom Booth, Walter Abbott, Jack Sharp, Jack Taylor, […]

Watchful eyes on Liverpool trio

Saturday, January 25 – 1902 On Saturday, at the great Everton v. Liverpool tie, a deputation of Scottish Selecting Committee, headed by President Kirkwood, attended to spot the talent. Dunlop and Robertson, the Liverpool backs, and Raisbeck, at centre-half, were the indispensables on that side, and will likely […]

Everton v Liverpool 4-0 (League match)

Saturday, January 11 – 1902 Match: Football League, First Division, at Goodison Park, kick off: 14:30. Everton – Liverpool 4-0 (2-0). Attendance: 25,000. Referee: Mr. J.Lewis. Everton (2-3-5): George Kitchen, William Balmer, Bert Sharp, Sam Wolstenholme, Tom Booth, Walter Abbott, Jack Sharp, Jack Taylor, Sandy Young, Jimmy Settle, […]