Tag: Tommy Bennett

Preparing for the season 1919/20

Saturday, August 23 – 1919 Practically all the League football clubs held final practice matches on Saturday, and supporters of the various clubs were able to estimate more or less how their clubs would fare during the coming season. Naturally, most estimates are rosy-tinted, and it now remains […]

Liverpool F.C.: The annual meeting of 1919

Wednesday, June 25 – 1919 Chairman of Liver club’s decision. Suspensions erased. Players signed for Anfield oncoming season. At the meeting of the Liverpool Football Club last night, at the Law Association rooms, it was announced that former suspensions of players would be erased. Mr. John McKenna, chairman […]

A very young Liverpool side

Tuesday, June 24 – 1919 Liverpool adopted the right attitude at the right moment. They did not wait and see. They went out and brought back youngsters and risked nothing by playing them. Extended was the junior trials, and the result has been that they have come into […]

Liverpool at Manchester City

Thursday, November 14 – 1918 There is a spirit of genuine happiness abroad, and this is found in a No 9 size in sports circles. I hope that football players will live for and love Peace-full methods, and get rid of that dark spot that has recently besmirched […]

Liverpool at Port Vale

Friday, November 8 – 1918 Team: – William Scott; Sam Speakman, Billy Jenkinson; John Bamer, Alex Robertson, Donald Mackinlay; Harold Wadsworth, Arthur Metcalf, Tommy Bennett, Harry Lewis, Tommy Green. (Liverpool Echo, 08-11-1918)

Liverpool at Port Vale

November 1, 1918 Liverpool, at Burslem, have a chance to return to winning ways, for, though Port Vale have been playing a shade above their former average, I do not see in their side a sufficient strength to keep Liverpool from getting goals. Teams: Liverpool. – William Scott; […]

Liverpool football teams

Thursday, October 17 – 1918 Liverpool: – William Scott, Ephraim Longworth, Billy Jenkinson, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay, Harold Wadsworth, Tommy Green, Tommy Bennett, Harry Lewis, George Schofield. Liverpool Reserves (v. Horwich, Exchange 1.5): – Bickerstaffe, Hewitt, Jimmy Stansfield, Jeffes, Alex Robertson, Frank Checkland, Kerr, Benny Cross, […]

Stray leaves: Liverpool mastered

October 8, 1918 Father Euclid declared that a line is length without breadth. Most good goalkeepers are built on that pattern. There have been exceptions, such as William I and II – that is to say, William Foulke and William George. They were great custodians in every sense. […]

Teams for the Derby match

October 2, 1918 The Liverpool and Everton teams for Saturday’s great encounter are now available, and make interesting reading. In Everton’s front line Harrison again plays, and with Miller again at outside right, Donnachie stand downs. These are the only changes and after a careful survey of the […]

Tom Chorlton with serious leg injury

Tuesday, September 17 – 1918 All Liverpool sports will be sorry to learn that Tommy Chorlton, ex-Liverpool-Manchester United-Accrington Stanley defender, has broken a leg while playing for his Army side. The last time I saw this happy fellow was at Hyde-road, when Bennett had his first appearance, and […]

Rochdale v Liverpool 1-2 (War time League match)

Saturday, September 14 – 1918 Match: Lancashire Section Pr., at Spotland. Rochdale – Liverpool 1-2 (1-2). Attendance: 8,000. Referee: Mr. J.H. Alderson. Rochdale (2-3-5): Kay; Hayes, Crossman; Bunting, O’Connell, Duckworth; Goodwin, Thomson, Thomas Halligan, Smith. Liverpool (2-3-5): Billy Connell; Ephraim Longworth, Billy Jenkinson; John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald […]

Liverpool v Rochdale 3-0 (League match)

Saturday, September 7 – 1918 Match: Lancashire Section Pr., at Anfield, kick off: 15:30. Liverpool – Rochdale 4-0 (3-0). Attendance: 20,000; gate receipt: £400. Referee: Mr. J.H. Alderson. Liverpool (2-3-5): Billy Connell; Ephraim Longworth, Billy Jenkinson; John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay; Harold Wadsworth, Arthur Metcalf, Tommy Bennett, […]

Easy 5-1 victory for Liverton

Monday, September 2 – 1918 This excellent scheme for charitable fund drew a good-sized crowd to Walton, and yielded much good football and some artistry that tickled the palate of the crowd. The storm which broke over the city at night – added to the difficulty of tram […]

A “mix-team” of Liverton

August 27, 1918 On Monday, September 2, the following mixture of Mersey toppers will face a combined side of South Liverpool and Tranmere: Mitchell; Longworth, Thompson; Fleetwood, W. Wadsworth, Mackinlay; H. Wadsworth, Jefferies, Bennett, Clennell, Schofield. A hot combination that should draw a big crowd to see “strategy […]