Tag: Wales International

Welcome home Rushie

Thursday, August 18 – 1988 Ian Rush sensationally come back to Liverpool from Juventus last night for a British record fee of £2,8 million. The shock return of the homesick Welsh goalscorer smashes the ambitions of Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton. The Goodison Park club were understood to be […]

Joey Jones to Liverpool

Monday, July 14 – 1975 Wrexham manager John Neal may quit in protest at yesterday’s £110,000 sale of Welsh U23 international defender Joey Jones to Liverpool. Neal said: “The directors went over my head. Now I’ll have to consider if I have any future with the club.” (Daily […]

Toshack leaves Liverpool

Thursday, November 21 – 1974 Jimmy Bloomfield yesterday did more than half a million pounds worth of transfer business – and was then locked out of the Football League HQ. The Leicester boss sold England goalkeeper Peter Shilton to Stoke for a record £340,000 and the dashed to […]

Roy has a look at Swansea

Friday, March 6 – 1959 Swansea manager Trevor Morris is still hopeful of signing Roy Saunders, Liverpool wing half. After a long talk yesterday Saunders agreed to go to Swansea today and look around the town. If he agrees to join Swansea it will be in a part […]

Don Welsh on a spying mission

Saturday, September 5 – 1953 Ivor Allchurch, Swansea’s Welsh international inside forward, was watched by Arsenal’s assistant manager, Mr. Jack Crayston, at Luton on Saturday. Luton’s Jesse Pye was also on view. Another envious watcher was Mr. Don Welsh, the Liverpool manager. (Daily mail, 07-09-1953)

Seven players for sale

Tuesday, March 11 – 1952 Cyril Sidlow, Welsh international goalkeeper, and Willie Fagan, inside forward, a Scottish wartime cap, are among seven Liverpool players offered for transfer. Others on the list are centre-forwards McCurley (ex-Brighton) and Peter Gee, local full back Shepherd, outside left Ken Brierley, and centre-half […]

The friendly rivals

Tuesday, October 11 – 1949 The choice by Wales of Cyril Sidlow, Liverpool, as goalkeeper on Saturday against England carries a stage further an old rivalry between two players who are former schoolmates. Sidlow and Bill Hughes (Blackburn Rovers) went to the same school in Colwyn Bay. Hughes […]

Doug McAvoy to sign for Liverpool

Thursday, December 11 – 1947 Liverpool have come to terms with Kilmarnock for the transfer of Doug McAvoy, the Scottish club’s inside left, who is expected to complete the deal by signing to-day. A fee of several thousand pound is involved. McAvoy is twenty-nine. Liverpool’s interest in Bentley, […]

Our Visitors – Liverpool F.C.

Saturday, November 29 – 1947 Liverpool have eight of their unsuccessful Cup semi-final team on view to-day. These are a strong go-ahead side, and we should see a good game. Cyril Sidlow (goalkeeper): Native of Colwyn Bay, and one of the best at his job. Outstanding at positional […]

Liverpool’s Cup-Tie team worries

Thursday, April 5 – 1945 Liverpool are faced with serious team problems for their North Cup second round tie – first “leg” – with Manchester City at Anfield on Saturday. Manager Mr. George Kay and the directors are working hard to secure as many stars as possible, but […]

International stars for Cup Derby

Thursday, March 29 – 1945 There will be right and possibly nine internationals in the great Goodison Park send off to the Easter holiday football programme of two matches in three days. Everton include in their side against Liverpool in the second “leg” of their North War Cup […]

Billy Liddell back for Liverpool F.C.

Friday, March 16 – 1945 Manager George Kay, of Liverpool, has received word that Billy Liddell, the Scottish international, and Cumner, of Wales and Arsenal, are certain starters against Tranmere Rovers, at Prenton Park in the North Cup. This removes some of the furrows on the Kay brow, […]

Jim Harley in Navy team

Thursday, February 1 – 1945 The Navy will turn out their strongest Soccer side of the war against the Army at Ipswich on February 17. Five internationals have been chosen, including Petty Officer Robert Brown, the Queen’s Park goalkeeper, and Petty Officer Jim Harley, the Liverpool full back, […]

An easier week for team selection

Tuesday, November 28 – 1944 Neither Manager Mr. George Kay nor Secretary Mr. Theo Kelly are able at the moment to announce their teams for Saturday’s games – v Chester and Wrexham respectively – but methinks they will not have such a worrying week at last. There are […]

Ray Lambert for Wales at Anfield

Wednesday, September 13 – 1944 The following players have been invited to play for Wales against England in the first international of the season on the Liverpool F.C. ground on Saturday: – Cyril Sidlow (Wolverhampton); Wally Barnes (Arsenal), Ray Lambert (Liverpool); Don Dearson (Birmingham), Billy Hughes (Birmingham), Ron […]