Tag: William McOwen

The funeral of Herbie Arthur

December 2, 1930 The interment took place in the village churchyard at Mellor, near Blackburn, to-day, of Mr. Herbie Arthur, of the Bungalow, Mere-road, Blackpool, the most famous goalkeeper Blackburn Rovers ever had, and who died in a Blackpool Nursing Home last Thursday. A considerable number of people […]

The funeral of Richard Birtwistle

December 19, 1929 The funeral of Mr. Richard Birtwistle, of Lytham, a founder of the Blackburn Rovers F.C., a player, referee, club chairman, and county legislator, took place in the family vault at the Blackburn Cemetery at noon to-day. In the unavoidable absence of Mr. C.E. Sutcliffe (president) […]

Matt McQueen: Liverpool F.C.’s choice

February 19, 1923 After careful examination of an extraordinary number of applications for the post of team-manager to the Liverpool Association Club, now threatening to establish a post-war record as League Champions, the directors of the club have appointed Matt McQueen to that position. There is no better-known […]

Mr. John McKenna’s long service

January 20, 1919 The President of the Football League, Mr. John McKenna, greatly distinguished himself in the interview with the professional players. To conduct an argument with about 70 players, full of grievances, for two hours, requires not only ability, but patience, tact, and knowledge. Mr. McKenna disarmed […]

William McOwen becomes a dentist

Friday, June 1 – 1894 William McOwen, the goalkeeper of the Liverpool Football Club during the last two seasons, and before that custodian for Darwen and Blackburn Rovers, has resolved to sign again for Liverpool, but to retire altogether from professional football. McOwen is a dentist by profession, […]

Liverpool prepare for Newton Heath

April 21, 1894 Liverpool’s last League match with Burslem Port Vale was characterised by anything brilliant. Certainly the Anfield lot won, but the score of two to one does not correctly show the relative strengths of the two teams. Somehow or another the team has been going but […]

Liverpool v Newton Heath 3-0 (Benefit: March 1, 1894)

March 1, 1894 Match: Benefit for Stanley Hospital, at Anfield. Liverpool – Newton Heath 3-0 (2-0). Attendance: 2,000. Liverpool (2-3-5): William McOwen; John McCartney, Duncan McLean; Matt McQueen, Joe McQue (C), William Hughes; James Stott, Arthur Worgan, Douglas Dick, Harry Bradshaw, Hugh McQueen. Newton Heath (2-3-5): William Douglas; […]

A big, big win for Liverpool F.C.

February 12, 1894 At length the much-talked-of, and eagerly-looked-forward-to Cup fight between Liverpool and Preston North End is decided. For the last week or so nothing but the one topic has occupied the attention of all local sportsmen while, the pros and cons of the probable chances of […]