Tag: Willie Fagan

Sam Bartram back between the posts

Wednesday, January 8 – 1941 Providing the Services’ players can get leave, Liverpool hope to field pretty much the same side as last Saturday in the return Lancashire Senior cup-tie with Everton, at Goodison Park, this week-end. One change will be the inclusion of Bartram, now back from […]

Liverpool F.C. appointments

Tuesday, August 2 – 1955 Mr. McInnes becomes secretary and Bill Liddell captain Liverpool F.C. directors, holding their first meeting of the new season last night, appointed Mr. James McInnes as secretary in succession to the late Mr. J.C. Rouse, chose Billy Liddell as captain, and re-elected Messrs. […]

Weymouth’s most unpopular cinemagoers

Wednesday, December 09 – 1953 Willie Fagan, twice a Wembley Cup finalist, with Preston and Liverpool, left a floodlight trial game on the Weymouth ground last night to declare himself a very doubtful starter for his club’s Cup tie with Leyton Orient. Player-manager Fagan had been forced to […]

Never too old to be a star

Monday, November 24 – 1952 Star of non-League Weymouth’s gallant 1-1 draw with Colchester was Willie Fagan, 36, their player-manager who is still on Liverpool’s transfer list. Yes, he is the Scot who played for Preston in the 1937 final and for Liverpool at Wembley three seasons ago. […]

Manager’s post for Willie Fagan

Wednesday, July 16 – 1952 Weymouth, the Southern League club, have appointed Willie Fagan, the former Liverpool and Scottish war time international, as player-manager. Fagan played for Preston in the 1937 cup final and for Liverpool in the 1950 final. He is 34. (Dundee Courier, 16-07-1952)

Willie Fagan for Weymouth

Monday, July 14 – 1952 Willie Fagan, whom Liverpool placed on the open-to-transfer list at the end of last season, is to become player-manager of Weymouth, members of the Southern League in which they were runners’ up last season. He has been negotiated with them for some time, […]

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 […]

Willie Fagan’s new job

Friday, January 4 – 1952 Willie Fagan, the Liverpool and former Celtic and Preston inside forward, was yesterday transferred to Distillery, the Irish League club, as player manager. Jimmy Clugston, 17 year old Distillery centre forward, was transferred to Liverpool. (Dundee Courier, 05-01-1952)

Willie Fagan and Tommy McLeod on the golf course

Monday, October 3 – 1949 Billy Hayes, the Huddersfield Town and Irish international full back won the Professional Footballers’ Golf Championship at Childwell, Liverpool, yesterday with a record round of 79, two shots better than Leslie Compton, the Arsenal centre-half. Hayes, who has been with Huddersfield nearly 20 […]

Liverpool F.C. entertained

May 4, 1949 Today Liverpool’s Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress (Alderman and Mrs. W.T. Lancashire) entertained to lunch at Liverpool Town Hall, the officials and players of Liverpool F.C., who later this week leave Britain for a tour of U.S.A. Here are (left to right, front): Jack Balmer […]

Arsenal v Liverpool 1-2 (League match)

Saturday, May 24 – 1947 Match: Football League, 1st First Division, at Highbury, kick-off: 15:30. Arsenal – Liverpool 1-2 (0-0). Attendance: 44,265. Referee: Mr. G. Tedds. Arsenal (2-3-5): George Swindin; George Male, Walley Barnes; Paddy Sloan, Alf Fields, Joe Mercer; Ian McPherson, Jimmy Logie, Reg Lewis, Ronnie Rooke, […]

Cyril Done reappears for Liverpool

Friday, January 10 – 1947 Cyril Done, the Liverpool Reserves centre-forward, will reappear in the first team as inside left in place of Willie Fagan for the cup-tie at Walsall to-morrow. Harry Eastham for Berry Nieuwenhuys, at outside right, is the only other change from the team beaten […]

Schoolmaster and a war-hero

Thursday, August 29 – 1946 Len Carney, fair-haired schoolmaster crashes into big-time football when he plays for Liverpool against Sheffield United at Bramall-Lane. He played a few League games before he joined the Army, but so sensationally did he play in the trial match that he is preferred […]

Liverpool ran riot in Chicago

Sunday, June 2 – 1946 The Liverpool F.C. team touring America maintained its unbeaten record when beating Chicago Maroons 9-3 yesterday, after leading 6-3 at half-time. Balmer (4), Fagan (3), Phil Taylor and Priday scored the winner. In seven games Liverpool have scored 46 goals and conceded only […]

Philadelphia Select XI v Liverpool 0-12 (friendly)

Sunday, May 26 – 1946 Match: Friendly, Tour if USA, at the Yellow Jacket Stadium, kick-off: 15:15 (local time). Philadelphia Select of American League XI – Liverpool 0-12. Attendance: 7,000. Referee: Mr. Joseph Schillinger and Mills; linesmen: Messrs. John Burns and Harry Rodgers. Philadelphia Select XI (2-3-5): George […]

Everton v Liverpool: A deserved draw

December 31, 1945 Liverpool’s great rally. Once again Liverpool demonstrated their magnificent fighting quality when they snatched victory from Everton by a ten minute drive at the end of the game, which produced two goals to offset the pair Everton had taken earlier on. It certainly appeared that […]

The Reds do it again

December 31, 1945 Saturday’s big crowd at Goodison Park had thrills in plenty and again saw a fighting Liverpool battle back against the odds and pull the game out of the fire. This is getting a habit with the Reds in Liverpool matches. The crowd of 60,926 was […]