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 […]

Hardy selected for England

Monday, 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; […]

Southampton – sinners, not saints

Thursday, 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, […]

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 […]

Liverpool v Everton 2-2 (FA Cup match)

Saturday, January 25 – 1902 Match: FA Cup, First Round, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:30. Liverpool – Everton 2-2 (1-0). Attendance: 30,000; gate receipt: ca £800. Referee: Mr. J.Lewis. Liverpool (2-3-5):  Bill Perkins, Tom J Robertson, William Dunlop; Charlie Wilson, Alex Raisbeck (C), William Goldie, Tom Robertson, John “Sailor” […]

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, […]

Liverpool v Stoke 7-0 (League match)

Saturday, January 4 – 1902 Match: Football League 1st Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:30. Liverpool – Stoke 7-0 (4-0). Attendance: 10,000. Referee: Mr. C.E.Sutcliffe. Liverpool (2-3-5): Bill Perkins, John Glover, Billy Dunlop, Maurice Parry, Charlie Wilson, William Goldie, John Cox, John T. Hunter, Sam Raybould, Andy McGuigan, Tom […]

Blackburn Rovers Reserves v Liverpool Reserves 3-2

Saturday, December 28 – 1901 Reserves, Lancashire Combination, at Ewood Park. Blackburn Rovers Reserves – Liverpool Reserves 3-2 (3-0). Blackburn Rovers Reserves (2-3-5): Coupe, Abott, Swarbrick, Hoyle, Bryant, Liverpool Reserves (2-3-5): John Davies, Tom Robertson, The goals: 1-0 Hoyle, 2-0 Bryant. 3-0 Hoyle, 3-1 Robertson, 3-2 Robertson. Match […]

Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 0-2 (League match)

Saturday, December 14 – 1901 Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:30. Liverpool – Nottingham Forest 0-2 (0-2). Attendance: 12,000. Referee: Mr. F.T. Kirkham. Liverpool (2-3-5): Bill Perkins, John Glover, Billy Dunlop, George Fleming, Alex Raisbeck, William Goldie, John Cox, John “Sailor” Hunter, Sam Raybould, Andy […]

George Bowen for Tom Robertson

September 14, 1901 Tom Robertson, Liverpool’s outside right, who was dropped on Saturday week in favour of George Bowen, has not missed a League match for well nigh three years. Both last season and the previous one this Hearts’ man went right through the campaign, whilst in the […]

Stockport County Reserves v Liverpool Reserves 1-2 (League match: September 14, 1901)

September 14, 1901 Reserves, Lancashire Combination, at Nursery Inn. Stockport County Reserves – Liverpool Reserves 1-2 (0-0). Stockport County Reserves (2-3-5): Potts, Evenson, McLachlan, Chorlton, Freeborough. Liverpool Reserves (2-3-5): Alex Forrester, Don McCallum, Dorwood, Maurice Parry, John T. Hunter, George Fleming, Tom Robertson, John Walker, John “Sailor” Hunter, […]