Tag: Wolves

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 […]

At 32, Emlyn’s even younger

Tuesday, August 28 – 1979 Emlun Hughes today spends his 32nd birthday performing his favourite party piece – playing football. The colours have changed from the tangerine of Blackpool to the red of Liverpool and now to the old gold of Wolves, and a second-round League Cup-tie at […]

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 […]

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); […]

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 […]

Phil Chisnall transferred to Liverpool

Wednesday, April 15 – 1964 Manchester United swooped into the transfer market yesterday by buying England right winger John Connelly from Burnley for £40,000 and selling young England inside forward Phil Chisnall to Liverpool for £30,000. Connelly had been Burnley’s star forward since recovering from a winter appendix […]

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 […]

George Harold Swift (George Swift) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about George Swift on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About George Swift: Born: February 3, 1870: St. George’s (Shropshire), England. Passed away: 1956. Position: Left back. Height: (5ft. 9in.); Weight: (12st. 8lb.). Career: St. George’s (Shropshire): 1885. Wellington Town: 1886. Wellington St. George’s: 1887. Stoke: 1887. Hereford. Crewe Alexandra: 1889. […]

Harry Wood @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Harry Wood on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Harry Wood: Born: August 2, 1868: Walsall (Staffordshire), England. Passed away: July 5, 1951: Portsmouth, England. Position: Inside left. Height: (5ft. 9 ½in.); Weight: (12st. 7lb.). Career: Pleck Unity. Walsall Town Swifts: 1884. Wolves: 1888. * 1888-89: 17-13 (Football League); […]

Arthur Griffin @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Arthur Griffin on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Arthur Griffin: Born: June 3, 1871: Walsall (Staffordshire), England. Passed away: 1945. Position: Outside left. Height: (5ft. 5in.); Weight: (10st. 11lb.). Career: Causeway Green Villa. Brierley Hill. Walsall Town Swifts. Wolves: 1892. * 1892-93: 8-0 (Football League 1); 3-1 (FA […]

Highland welcoming for the Army XI

August 11, 1944 Yesterday the British Army, which meets a Combined Services eleven at Inverness today, spent the day golfing and bowling in Inverness. In the evening, the team and officials were given a civic reception and entertained at dinner by the Town Council. Provost Hugh Mackenzie welcomed […]

Dundee v British Army 0-7 (Friendly: August 5, 1944)

August 5, 1944 Match: Army friendly, at Dens Park, kick-off: 15:00. Dundee – British Army 0-7 (0-4). Referee: Mr. P. Craigmyle (Aberdeen). Dundee (2-3-5): Reuben Bennett, Bob Rennie, Robert Ancell, Micky Fenton (Middlesbrough), Gray (Morton), Cox (Third Lanark), Miller (Partick Thistle), Turnbull, Willie Anderson, Robert Auld, James Roberts. […]

All set for Dens Park

August 4, 1944 Stage is now set for the opening game at Dens Park tomorrow afternoon between Dundee and the British Army XI. Dundee have completed their defence by signing a goalkeeper, Bennett, from Hull City, and a selection will be made from: – Bennett, Ancell, Rennie or […]

Star players for North Tour

July 26, 1944 The following players will tour the North of Scotland with the British Army team, starting at Aberdeen on August 7: – Frank Swift (Manchester City), Danny Winter (Tottenham), Dick Taylor (Wolves), Wally Barnes (Arsenal), James Carabine (Third Lanark), Archie Macaulay (West Ham), Matt Busby (Liverpool), […]

Army v RAF 2-3 (International friendly: May 20, 1944)

May 20, 1944 War time International: Friendly, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:15. The Army – Royal Air Force 2-3 (1-1). Attendance: 22,000; gate receipts: £1,750. Referee: Mr. A.C. Hall (Chester). The Army XI (2-3-5): Frank Swift (Manchester City), Bert Sproston (Manchester City), Frank Taylor (Wolves), Hugh Wales (Motherwell), Bob […]

International stars at Anfield

May 19, 1944 Like the little boy who keeps the almond paste from his cake to the end, because it’s the best part of it, the tit-bit of this season’s Merseyside football competition has been reserved for the last day. This is the charity game at Anfield tomorrow […]

Sam Thomson @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Sam Thomson on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Sam Thomson: Born: February 14, 1862: Wellwood (Ayrshire), Scotland. Passed away: December 23, 1943: East Ribbleton (Lancashire), England. Position: Centre-forward. Height: (5ft. 8in.); Weight: (11st. 10lb.). Career: Lugar Boswell: 1882. Glasgow Rangers: 1883. Preston North End: Signed: March: 1884. * […]