Tag: Watford

Brendan Rodgers and his mentor

Wednesday, December 3 – 2008 Brendan Rodgers will stand on the touchline tonight, dressed sharply in a suit and long grey coat. He will feel the impact of every incident, stand up for every one of his players and use his tactical nous to try to send Carling […]

Brendan Rodgers for Watford

Monday, November 24 – 2008 New Watford manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted the experience of Frank Lampard snr will be crucial to his start to club management. Watford yesterday handed 35-year-old Rodgers his first chance when they named the Chelsea reserve team coach as their new manager. Rodgers […]

Obituary: Bert Slater

Wednesday, July 26 – 2006 Bert Slater Goalkeeper with Falkirk, Liverpool, Dundee and Watford Born: 5 May 1936 in Musselburgh. Died: 21 July 2006 in Brechin, aged 70. Although he won the Scottish Cup with Falkirk and a Second Division championship medal with Liverpool, it is his endeavours […]

Mike misery

Friday, June 19 – 1992 Liverpool yesterday fined reserve team keeper Mike Hooper two weeks’ wages after his walk-out before last season’s FA Cup final. And his Anfield career could now be over with the arrival of Watford starlet David James. (Daily Express, 20-06-1992)

Double swoop for Liverpool?

Thursday, May 21 – 1992 Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday moved in to make Liverpool sweat on the £700,000 signing of Darren Anderton’s Portsmouth colleague John Beresford. Anfield boss Graeme Souness met the defender in London, only to find he has had transfer talk with Wednesday boss Trevor Francis. Souness […]

The top men and their salaries

Tuesday, August 17 – 1982 What the top man get – an estimate of managers’ salaries in the First Division. Club Manager Salary Contract remaining Arsenal Terry Neill £35,000 3 years Aston Villa Tony Barton £25,000 3 years Birmingham Ron Saunders £40,000 3 year “roll on” Brighton Mike […]

Neil McBain – Liverpool Football Club

Born: November 15 – 1895, in Campbelltown, in Scotland. Passed away: May 13 – 1974. Position: Centre half or inside left. Height: 5 ‘ 8. Weight: 12 ‘ 3. Career: Campbelltown Academicals, 1912. * Trial with Hamilton Academicals, 1913. Ayr United, signed, May 30 – 1914. ** Neil […]

Watford v Liverpool 1-2 (League Cup)

Wednesday, September 3 – 1969 Match: League Cup, 2nd Round, at Vicarage Road, kick-off: 19:30. Watford – Liverpool 1-2 (0-1). Attendance: 21,149. Watford: Bert Slater, Duncan Welbourne, Johnny Williams, Keith Eddy, Brian Garvey, Walter Lees, Stewart Scullion, Terry Garbett, Tom Walley, Barry Endean, Bernie Lewis. (Unused sub: Rodney […]

Ivan Gordon A. Sharpe (Ivan Sharpe)

All articles about Ivan Sharpe on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Ivan Sharpe: Born: June 15, 1889: St. Albans (Hertfordshire), England. Passed away: February 9, 1968: Southport (Lancashire), England. Position: Outside left. Height: Weight: Career: St. Albans Abbey: 1906. Watford: 1907. * 1907-08: 7-1 (Southern League 1). Glossop: 1908. * 1908-09: […]

Pagnam dies aged 70

Thursday, March 1 – 1962 Fred Pagnam, former Arsenal centre forward, has died at Samlesbury, near Preston, aged 70. Arsenal signed him from Liverpool in 1919 for the then large fee of £1,500. He was also with Blackpool, Southport, Huddersfield, Cardiff and Watford. (Daily Mail, 02-03-1962)

Peter Kyle @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Peter Kyle on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Peter Kyle: “There is about him something that is strongly reminiscent of the old Scotch school. He is quiet, unaffected – the type of players who must be understood before he can be appreciated. He is the mainspring of a […]

Goalkeepers on the move

Thursday, July 19 – 1956 Dave Underwood rejoined Watford yesterday from Liverpool, and Reg Elvy of Blackburn Rovers is expected to sign for Northampton Town during the week-end. The clubs have agreed terms. Underwood left Watford for Liverpool in 1953. Elvy missed only three senior games in his […]

Underwood wants away

Friday, April 20 – 1956 Dave Underwood, Liverpool and former Queen’s Park Rangers and Watford goalkeeper, has been placed on the transfer list at his own request. He played twenty five consecutive League and Cup games until replaced last Saturday. (Daily Mirror, 20-04-1956)

Liverpool staff list for 1955-56

Saturday, August 27 – 1955 Signed as professional Height Weight Birthplace Previous club Alan A’Court September 24 – 1952 5 ‘ 8 1/2 10 ‘ 4 Rainhill Prescot Cables Eric Anderson January 8 – 1952 5 ‘ 8 1/2 9 ‘ 12 Manchester Army football Alan Arnell March […]

Bradford interested in Charles Ashcroft

Thursday, May 26 – 1955 Bradford and Ipswich Town have been making inquiries for Charles Ashcroft, Liverpool’s England B goalkeeper, who was recently put on the transfer list. It is understood that Liverpool are asking for a small transfer fee. Ashcroft visited Ipswich to discuss the position with […]

John Lee (Jack Lee) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Jack Lee on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Jack Lee: Born: 1890: Sheffield, England. Passed away: 1955. Position: Outside left, but played all forward positions. Height: Weight: Career: Bird-in-Hand: Signed: 1912. Hull City: Signed: 1913. * 1913-14: 22-3 (FL 2); * 1914-15: 29-7 (FL 2); * 1919-20: 24-9 […]

Liverpool playing staff for 1954-55

Saturday, August 21 – 1954 Name Signed as professional Height Weight Birthplace Previous club Goal – Charles Ashcroft December 29 – 1945 6 ‘ 2 1/2 13 ‘ 1 Chorley Eccleston Juniors Dave Underwood December 16 – 1953 6 ‘ 1 1/2 13 ‘ 5 London Watford Full-backs […]

The manager who would not give up

Monday, December 28 – 1953Behind the £20,000 signing by Liverpool on Christmas Day of two Charlton players, full-back Frank Lock (£7,500) and inside-left John Evans (£12,500), is the story of the Manager Who Would Not Give Up. For weeks Liverpool manager Mr. Don Welsh has, between trips to […]

Liverpool pay out £50,000

Friday, December 25 – 1953 Liverpool, bottom of the First Division table, yesterday spent another £30,000 in securing the transfers of left-back Frank Lock and inside right John Evans from Charlton, manager Don Welsh’s former club. Don, who only a few days ago paid about £20,000 for Dave […]

Arsenal bid for Ashcroft

Tuesday, December 22 – 1953 Arsenal resumed their bid yesterday for Liverpool’s England “B” goalkeeper, Charlie Ashcroft. But with Liverpool’s new signing from Watford, Dave Underwood, injured on his debut on Saturday, Arsenal – and other clubs who are interested – must wait. (Daily Express, 23-12-1953)

The star of the future

Friday, December 18 – 1953 The star of the future, twenty-three-year-old centre-half or full back Geoff Twentyman, was signed from Carlisle United by Liverpool, who on Wednesday paid Watford £7,000 for goalkeeper David Underwood. The cost of Liverpool’s latest bid to strengthen their defence was not disclosed, but […]

Dave Underwood transferred to Liverpool

Wednesday, December 16 – 1953 Dave Underwood, 22-year-old Watford goalkeeper, was last night transferred to Liverpool, at a record fee for the Watford club of about £7,000. He will play against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday. A little over 6ft., Underwood was described by Mr. Don […]

My stars – David Underwood

Monday, September 7 – 1953 Roy Peskett’s Monday morning selection of stars in Saturday’s games. Another goalkeeper (for Watford) who, although beaten four times at Northampton, save two penalties from Fred Ramscar. Signed from Queen’s Park Rangers two seasons ago, London-born, and live with his wife and child […]