Tag: Tom Watson

Bob McColl – he slipped away…

An article from February, 1919. Liverpool couldn’t afford Bob McColl Robert McColl, the famous international, is home again after a long period of Army Service. The “Athletic News” yesterday relates an interesting story told by the late Mr. Tom Watson, of Liverpool, of how McColl became a professional. […]

Jack Hunter – a sterling centre half

Saturday, February 6 – 1904 I have always a great deal of admiration for a man who is conspicuously whole-souled in his play, and consequently I start these references to J. Hunter, the North End centre half, predisposed in his favour, for the great central factor in his […]

Dirty Dick of Everton

Friday, May 24 – 1968 Seeking a lost photograph of his father, Alexander Dick, who played football for Everton in the season 1886-88, is Alex Dick, of 10 b Stone Close, Croxteth, Liverpool. Said Alex: “Dad was right back for Everton and known by the nickname, “Dirty Dick.” […]

Ted Drake goes west

Saturday, September 1 – 1945 We, here, are much concerned about the pass-out of Ted Drake, Arsenal forward. He has been laid up through injury that will stop his football and cricket, at which he was so expert. It was Drake’s name that caused manager George Kay to […]

Everton team leaves for tour

May 16, 1939 Thirteen of the 15 Everton footballers who will play five matches on the Continent, during the next eleven days, left Lime-street Station, Liverpool, today. They were: Jock Thomson (captain), Ted Sagar, Billy Cook, Norman Greenhalgh, Maurice Lindley, Tom Watson, Torry Gillick, Stan Bentham, Bunny Bell, […]

Liverpool v Cardiff City 0-2 (League match)

Saturday, December 12 – 1925 Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:15. Liverpool – Cardiff City 0-2 (0-1). Attendance: 31,373. Referee: Mr. A.E. Caseley; linesmen: Messrs. L. Bailey and J.S. Holmes. Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Tommy Lucas, Donald Mackinlay, James Jackson, William Cockburn, Tom Bromilow, Cyril […]

Matt McQueen – Liverpool F.C.’s choice

Monday, February 19 – 1923 After careful examination of an extraordinary number of applications for the post of team-manager to the Liverpool Association Club, now threatening to establish a post-war record as League Champions, the directors of the club have appointed Matt McQueen to that position. There is […]

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 […]

Kenneth Campbell’s life story – Part IV

Saturday, May 28 – 1921 Amusing story of Buchan and Campbell When Charlie Buchan’s smile irritated me Base humour about my transfer 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 […]

Kenneth Campbell’s unique life story – Part I

Saturday, May 7 – 1921 When seventeen clubs wanted me to sign on. My remarkable discovery and capture by Liverpool F.C. By Kenneth Campbell “Kenneth Campbell, the famous goalkeeper for Partick Thistle and Scotland, begin here the story of his wonderful football career. In the very front rank […]

Ned Doig passes away in Liverpool

Friday, November 7 – 1919 “Ned” Doig, Scotland’s international goalkeeper, died at Liverpool on Friday night. A native of Letham, Forfarshire, Doig’s first senior team was Arbroath. Later he was signed for Sunderland by the late Tom Watson. He was a member of the Sunderland team that was […]

Bowling match revived

Monday, June 30 – 1919 North End directors v Liverpool F.C. directors A custom instituted by the late Mr. T. Houghton, a North End director, and the late Mr. Tom Watson, former secretary of Liverpool F.C. was revived yesterday, after being in abeyance during the war, the directors […]

News about players

Saturday, May 17 – 1919 Liverpool would seem to have the component parts of a fine side next season. Longworth, Lacey, Scott, Mackinlay, Lewis, the brothers Wadsworth, Bamber, with several young ex-soldiers. According to one report Kenny Campbell is said not have re-signed “as yet”; it is whispered […]

Stray leaves – Tommy Bennett, Liverpool F.C.

Tuesday, February 12 – 1918 In the city of Liverpool the adherents of Association football have had the rare privilege of watching Fred Geary, Jack Southworth, Alexander Young, Bert Freeman, and Bobby Parker play centre-forward for Everton, while George Allan, Sam Raybould, Jack Parkinson, and Fred Pagnam have […]

Notes of some old secretaries

Saturday, February 2 – 1918 Mr. Cuff has held the Everton reins for the past seventeen years. The duration was seemingly rather “elastic.” My city affairs of knowledge, who is not and never has been in any affricated to our local clubs, sends along a few biographical lines, […]