Tag: Wolverhampton Wanderers

A presentation of football clubs 1903/04

During the 1903/04 season the “Sunderland Daily Echo” enlightened their readers with some great article features presenting many of the leading football club for that season. I have now collected all these feature articles and you will find links to the different articles further down in this article. […]

A poor Christmas for Liverpool

Thursday, December 31 – 1903 Liverpool had a poor Christmas time. The team are last but one in the League. They are a much better side than their lowly position suggest, but have had any amount of bad luck. This was shown in the match this week with […]

Liverpool join race to grab £2m Bull

Thursday, September 14 – 1989 Liverpool have joined the queue for Steve Bull, Second Division Wolves £2m rated goal king. Moneybags Liverpool have been searching the market this season for added firepower to compensate for the £1,2m departure of John Aldridge to Spanish club Real Sociedad. Anfield chief […]

Wolves in for Ian Ross?

Saturday, July 20 – 1985 Former Liverpool and Villa defender Ian Ross, now coaching Icelandic club Valur, could become Wolves’ new manager, having been with the club when they won the old League Cup in 1980. (Daily Express, 20-07-1985)

Emlyn running with the Wolves

Wednesday, August 1 – 1979 Wolves finally got their man yesterday when Emlyn Hughes completed his slow motion move from Liverpool by signing a two-year contract. But assistant manager Richie Barker, delighted at landing the 31-year old England defender for a bargain £85,000, was quick to issue Hughes […]

Aussie Alun

Friday, July 7 – 1978 Alun Evans has become the most expensive player to leave the Football League and join an Australian club. He has been sold by Walsall to Hellas, the South Melbourne club for £10,000. Evans was English football’s first £100,000 teenager when he left Wolves […]

John Henry Sambrook (Jack Sambrook) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles on Jack Sambrook on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Jack Sambrook: Born: March 10, 1899: Wednesfield (Staffordshire), in England. Passed away: 1973. Position: Centre forward. Height: 178 cm. (5ft. 10in.); Weight: 68 kilos (10st. 10lb.). Career: Coventry City. 1915. Willenhall. 1918. Wolverhampton Wanderers, 1919. * 1919-20: 15-5 (FL 2); […]

Evans to Aston Villa

Friday, June 9 – 1972 Aston Villa yesterday ended their three-month chase for Alun Evans by signing the Liverpool forward for £70,000. Evans, Soccer’s first £100,000 teenager when he left Wolves in 1968, takes the Villa bill in the past twelve months tp £310,000. He told me: “I […]

Alun Evans hurt in night club

Sunday, December 7 – 1969 Soccer’s first £100,000 teenager, Alun Evans, of Liverpool, had 60 stitches in his face yesterday after an incident at a night club. Evans, who is now 20, was hit in the face by a glass at the Oasis Club, Wolverhampton. He had gone […]

Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 (League match)

Saturday, April 5 – 1969 Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00. Liverpool – Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 (1-0). Attendance: 45,399. Liverpool: Tommy Lawrence, Chris Lawler, Gerry Byrne, Tommy Smith, Ron Yeats, Geoff Strong, Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt, Alun Evans, Ian St. John, Peter Thompson. Wolverhampton Wanderers: […]

The men of Anfield…

Saturday, October 19 – 1968 Liverpool are a star team, consisting of star players. Every man wearing the Liverpool colours this afternoon is a player of established reputation, but there has been one departure from the team that opposed us in that Fifth Round FA Cup replay at […]

Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 (League match)

Saturday, November 25 – 1967 Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00. Liverpool – Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 (1-0). Attendance: 43,885. Liverpool: Tommy Lawrence, Chris Lawler, Gerry Byrne, Willie Stevenson, Ron Yeats, Emlyn Hughes, Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt, Tony Hateley, Tommy Smith, Peter Thompson. Wolverhampton Wanderers: Evan […]

Shankly’s code wins title

Saturday, April 18 – 1964 Liverpool, with considerable Mersey sound, whooped their way into the Football League championship on Saturday. But so far as Bill Shankly, football manager extraordinary, is concerned, that was last Saturday. He received the honour with gratitude and with pride. But to him, looking […]

Wolves pay up £48,000 for Jimmy Melia

Monday, March 9 – 1964 Wolves boss Stan Cullis splashed a club record £48,000 to buy Jimmy Melia, Liverpool’s England inside forward, last night. The Melia deal – Cullis’s second big signing in seventy two hours – boosts Wolves spending this season to £140,000. Cullis bidding to buy […]

The friendly rivals

Tuesday, October 11 – 1949 The choice by Wales of Cyril Sidlow, Liverpool, as goalkeeper on Saturday against England carries a stage further an old rivalry between two players who are former schoolmates. Sidlow and Bill Hughes (Blackburn Rovers) went to the same school in Colwyn Bay. Hughes […]

Our Visitors – Liverpool F.C.

Saturday, November 29 – 1947 Liverpool have eight of their unsuccessful Cup semi-final team on view to-day. These are a strong go-ahead side, and we should see a good game. Cyril Sidlow (goalkeeper): Native of Colwyn Bay, and one of the best at his job. Outstanding at positional […]