Tag: training

Training at Cleverleys

Thursday, January 21 – 1926 Liverpool, in view of their Cup tie against Fulham, have sent their players away for the first time this season, and 18 men are at Cleverlys, near Blackpool. (Nottingham Evening Post, 21-01-1926)

The secret behind the success

Friday, December 28 – 1979 There is no secret formula behind Liverpool’s 16-year saga of success in domestic and European football. Just one word explains it all … efficiency. It is a word which applies at all levels of the club’s administration. From chairman John Smith, via the […]

– Being Liverpool, is a special feeling

Friday, December 28 – 1979 The 91 Football League managers trailing in Liverpool’s jet-stream were yesterday handed the dressing room answer to Anfield success. Ray Kennedy, one of the club’s midfield stokers, told me: “It’s no big deal. The answer is simplicity. “We don’t have any magic formula. […]

David Johnson transferred from Ipswich Town

Thursday, August 12 – 1976 England striker David Johnson last night signed for Liverpool for £200,000 and said: “It’s great to be home.” Merseyside-born Johnson dashed to Anfield yesterday, after Liverpool moved in with a late bid to pip Spurs at the post for the Ipswich centre-forward. Johnson, […]

Ainsley to teach Americans

Thursday, September 8 – 1955 Four British football experts will coach U.S. Air Force personnel in a week’s football training beginning next Monday at Wiesbaden, Germany. The instructors are Walter Winterbottom, George Ainsley, George Smith and Clinton Sayer. (Daily Mirror, 08-09-1955)

Aston Villa pay £23,000 for Dave Hickson

Friday, September 2 – 1955 After a day of suspense, Dave Hickson, Everton’s bustling 25 year-old centre forward, was eventually transferred to Aston Villa at fee believed to be about £23,000. This is roughly what Aston Villa received when they transferred their inside forward, Tommy Thompson, to Preston […]

Lunch makes them all happy

Wednesday, November 4 – 1953 Bristol Rovers started to give their players lunch at Eastville to keep them away from ticket hunters during the club’s great Cup run two years’ ago. The club are continuing with the idea and Mrs. Clara Macstead and Mrs. Gladys Dean play “Mum” […]

Questions around Albert Stubbins

Thursday, August 14 – 1952 How long Albert Stubbins remains with Liverpool this winter remains to be seen, but it will require a much higher bid than that made by Darlington to persuade the Anfield board to let him go. The Third Division club’s offer was considered at […]

Stubbins not re-signed

Thursday, August 2 – 1951 Albert Stubbins, the Liverpool centre forward, is one of six players who have not yet re-signed. Liverpool have decided that all their players must now train at Liverpool. Last season Stubbins trained at Gateshead. (Dundee Courier, 02-08-1951)

New training ideas with Welsh

Friday, July 20 – 1951 One Soccer club who are putting bright ideas into their training for the start of the new season are Liverpool. The man behind a “less monotony” plan is Don Welsh, the former Charlton Athletic player, who starts his first full season as Liverpool’s […]

Cup pitch race against time

Friday, April 28 – 1950 Mr. Percy Young, head groundsman at Wembley Stadium, has won his race against time in the preparation of the pitch for tomorrow’s FA Cup final. “We were just able to finish things,” he said to-day as light rain fell on the precious turf, […]

A scheme for retired footballers

Thursday, March 3 – 1949 The Liverpool Education Committee, in co-operation with officials of Everton and Liverpool football clubs are working on a scheme to train footballers for jobs, when their playing days end. (Dundee Evening Telegraph, 03-03-1949)

Back to training

Wednesday, July 25 – 1945 Manager Mr. George Kay, of Liverpool, states that training resumes at Anfield next Tuesday, July 31, and will be held each Tuesday and Thursday evening. Both professional and amateur players will be included in the training. (Evening Express, 25-07-1945)

The juniors gets going

August 4, 1943 Preparations are going ahead for the opening of the football season in the Merseyside area. Some of Liverpool’s new juniors started their trials at Anfield last night under the expert eye of Mr. George Kay. Others will have their chance on Thursday. (Evening Express: August […]

Getting ready for training

Tuesday, July 27 – 1943 Within another month we shall enter on the 1943-44 football season. Many clubs have already announced their practice dates, but Liverpool F.C. would remind their players still in this district that, beginning on Tuesday next, the twice-weekly practice games will begin and will […]

Killed by mortar at practice

June 15, 1943 Struck on the head by a two-inch mortar smoke-bomb during battle practice with live ammunition at a training ground in the Home Counties, Guardsman Allan Thornley, aged 19, whose home is at 109, Asser Road, West Derby, Liverpool, died four hours later in hospital from […]

Another Liverpool newcomer

September 23, 1942 Liverpool include a newcomer in their defence to oppose Bury at Gigg Lane on Saturday. This is Fred Williams, a left back, who is on the books of Southampton and who has been strongly recommended to the Reds by Manager George Kay’s friends in the […]

News from Anfield

August 6, 1942 Here is some news from Anfield. In the first place I can tell you that Liverpool, next season, will include among their “guest” players, George Mills, now a pilot officer in the R.A.F., that Roy Guttridge will also be available, and that Alf Hanson, the […]

Liverpool getting ready

Monday, August 3 – 1942 Mr. George Kay, manager of Liverpool Football Club, is back from a short rest, busy preparing for the new season, which begins on August 29. Tomorrow night he reopens his coaching and training season at Anfield. Mr. Kay states that he may hold […]