Tag: West Ham United

West Ham agree fee for Andy Carroll

Tuesday, June 13 – 2013 Sam Allardyce is still working around the clock on landing No 1 target Andy Carroll. The West Ham manager has had a £15m bid accepted by Liverpool for the England striker who is currently nursing a heel injury. “Our first priority is signing […]

Ray Houghton chase

Wednesday, July 22 – 1992 Chelsea and Aston Villa were last night locked in battle for the £900,000 signature of Liverpool midfielder Ray Houghton. He will fly home today from Liverpool’s Italian training camp to talk to both clubs, and his move could make way for Trevor Steven […]

It’s a teen dream

Monday, January 14 – 1991 Teenage prodigy Jamie Redknapp yesterday completed a dream move to Liverpool . . . helped by a friendship forged before he was born. “I’m so excited I can’t wait to get started,” bubbled the 17-year-old as he prepared for his first training stint. […]

Carter is rewarded for years of strife

Friday, January 11 – 1991 Jimmy Carter and Jamie Redknapp, Kenny Dalglish’s near £1,5 million Liverpool investment, took the rough and the smooth routes to Anfield. Millwall’s 25-old-year-old Carter, signed yesterday for £750,000, will be joined next week by 17 year-old Redknapp from Bournemouth. Jimmy Carter, Millwall. Those […]

Anfield gets angry at fixture jam

Thursday, May 4 – 1989 Liverpool reacted angrily yesterday as the Football League set a deadline for them to complete their fixtures. The League want to condense their final five First Division games into a 10 day spell so their Championship chase is completed by May 23. But […]

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 […]

Liverpool v West Ham United 3-0 (League match)

Tuesday, January 5 – 1982 Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 19:30. Liverpool – West Ham United 3-0 (2-0). Attendance: 28,427. Referee: Mr. C.L. Newsome. Liverpool: Bruce Grobbelaar, Phil Neal, Mark Lawrenson, Phil Thompson, Ronnie Whelan, Alan Hansen, Kenny Dalglish, Alan Kennedy, Ian Rush, Terry McDermott, […]

England v Yugoslavia 0-1 (Euro 1968)

Wednesday, June 5 – 1968 International, Euro 1968, Semi-Final, at Stadio Comunale, Florence, kick-off: 21:15. England – Yugoslavia 0-1 (0-0). Attendance: 21,834. Referee: Mr. Jose Maria Ortiz de Mendibil (Spain). England: Gordon Banks (Stoke City), Keith Newton (Blackburn Rovers), Ray Wilson (Everton), Alan Mullery (Tottenham Hotspur), Brian Labone […]

Bill Shankly prepares for a new season

Thursday, August 13 – 1964 Liverpool, Thursday: Bill Shankly, the dynamo behind League champions Liverpool, thumped the desk in his office under the main stand at Anfield and said: “The European Cup? It’s a war!” The craggy, gravel-voiced Scot, whose 100 per cent. enthusiasm has lifted Liverpool from […]

Portugal v England 3-4 (International friendly)

Sunday, May 17 – 1964 Match: International friendly, in Lisbon (Nacional Stadium). Portugal – England 3-4 (1-2). Attendance: 40,000. Referee: Mr. Juan Gardeazabal Garay (Spain). Portugal (2-3-5): Alberto Costa Pereira; Alberto Festa, Fernando Cruz; Mario Coluna (C), Figueiredo Germano, Lucas Vicente; Almeida Jose Augusto, Eusebio, Jose Torres, Custodio […]

Israel U23 v England U23 0-4 (International friendly)

Sunday, May 17 – 1964 Match: International friendly, in Tel Aviv. Israel U23 – England U23 0-4 (0-3). Attendance: 20,000 Referee: Alexander Minsariatis (Greece). Israel U23 (2-3-5): Chodorov (sub, Vissoker, 46 min.); Primo, Leon; Bachar, Lefkovich, Tisch; Friedrici, Stelvach, Kaulman, Spiegler, Kallah. England U23 (2-3-5): Peter Bonetti (Chelsea); […]

Five stars in line for a title

Friday, April 17 – 1964 The Footballer of the Year, elected by the Football Writers Association, will be named on Tuesday, and the voting could be as close at last year when Dave Mackay lost to Stanley Matthews by one vote. I think, without trying to guess the […]

Kick off stands

Friday, March 22 – 1963 Mrs. Mirabelle Topham, who asked Liverpool Football Club to delay the kick off of their Cup tie with West Ham a week tomorrow from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to avoid a clash with the Grand National, yesterday had the reply: “Regret impossible […]

A thriller at Upton Park

Saturday, April 19 – 1958 Match: Football League, 2nd Division, at Upton Park West Ham United – Liverpool 1-1 (0-1) Attendance: 37,750 The Liverpool Eleven: Rudham; Molyneux, Moran; Wheeler, White, Wilkinson; Murdoch, Harrower, Liddell, Melia, A’Court. The Liverpool goal: 1-0 Liddell (20 min.). West Ham right back John […]

Peter Kyle – Liverpool Football Club

Kyle in media. About Peter Kyle: Born: 21-12-1878, in Cadder, in Scotland. Passed away: 19-01-1957, in Glasgow, in Scotland. Position: Centre forward. Height: 6 ‘ 0. Weight: Career: Linton Villa. Parkhead. Clyde, signed, 26-10-1898. ** Transferred to Liverpool for £100. Liverpool, signed, 01-05-1899; * eligible for Liverpool in […]

Liverpool relegation has sad sequel

Monday, April 19 – 1954 A sad postscript to Liverpool’s departure from the First Division after forty-nine years was the announcement yesterday of the death of my old friend George Kay, their former manager. George resigned his position with the club in 1951 because of continued ill-health after […]

Roy Saunders signed for Liverpool

Monday, May 24 – 1948 Roy Saunders, young wing-half who, as an amateur on Hull City’s books, made many appearances last season for Buckley Juniors, has signed for Liverpool. He appeared in various games for Under-17 sides and attracted the interest of various clubs, including West Ham. City […]