Tag: William Goldie

The fishy business at Anfield

December 16, 1915 Next Saturday’s game at Anfield brings to our memory a fishy smell. Stoke and Liverpool will ever be associated with one of the few fiascos ever played. Considering the number of games played, the number of fiascos is infinitesimal and this fact is due to […]

William Goldie’s benefit

January 1, 1910 “For six seasons,” writes William Goldie, “I played for Liverpool without missing a match; although, of course, I was in the reserve team a good lot. Well, when I got my benefit it only totalled £109. At that time players were getting £300 and £400 […]

William Goldie leaving for South America

June 17, 1908 William Goldie, the brilliant left-half of the Fulham Football Club, and previously of Liverpool, who refused to resign for the former club owing to differences with the management respecting his benefit match, has definitely decided to retire from football, and will not sign for any […]

Newcastle United v Fulham 6-0 (FA Cup match)

Saturday, March 28 – 1908 Match: FA Cup, Semi Final, at Anfield. Newcastle United – Fulham 6-0 (2-0). Attendance: 45,000; gate receipts: £1,700. Referee: Mr. J.T. Howcroft; linesmen: Messrs. Lieutenant Clover and J. Grant. Newcastle United (2-3-5): Jimmy Lawrence, Billy McCracken, Dick Pudan, Alec Gardner, Colin Veitch, David […]

Portrait of Billy Dunlop

Saturday, September 17 – 1904 We make no apology for introducing our readers to the “doyen” of Liverpool players, – William Dunlop – one of the most loyal and determined full backs that any club ever possessed. In the days when Liverpool was just termed a team of […]

Craik cost Liverpool £275

Wednesday, June 1 – 1904 Herbert Craik, ex-Forfar, Greenock Morton, and Liverpool half back, has been transferred to the Hearts. Craik was secured by Liverpool from Morton a year ago, at a cost of £275. It was intended to play him in the place vacated by Willie Goldie, […]

Portsmouth manager Robert Blyth resigns

May 11, 1904 The announcement that Mr. Robert Blyth had resigned the managership of  the Portsmouth Football Club was made yesterday, and created quite a sensation in local sporting circles. Blyth joined Portsmouth from Preston North End upon the formation of the Club, and his conscientious work soon […]

Liverpool Football Club 1903/04

Saturday, January 2 – 1904 For a team that has time and again proved itself capable of achieving great things on the field of football, Liverpool has this year played the role of a club disappointing to its admirers, and has lost match after match which they hoped […]

Liverpool got first call

Saturday, October 3 – 1903 Following the meeting yesterday of the Consultative Committee of the English Football Association, the Commission appointed to consider the case of the suspended Liverpool professionals who had signed on for Portsmouth arrived at the following decision: – “Having regard to the special circumstances […]

A commission to look at Portsmouth transfers

June 4, 1903 A commission of inquiry has been arranged concerning the “signing on” for a Southern League club (Portsmouth) of three of last season’s players of the Liverpool Football Club. The inquiry, which is anticipated with much interest by those connected with the Football League clubs and […]

Never lost his place in the team

May 14, 1903 William Goldie, the left half-back just secured by Portsmouth, was a slim, wispy lad of eighteen when he went to Liverpool. He is the only player they have had since becoming a power in the football who has never lost his place in the team […]