Tag: WW1

Neil McBain – Liverpool Football Club

Born: November 15 – 1895, in Campbelltown, in Scotland. Passed away: May 13 – 1974. Position: Centre half or inside left. Height: 5 ‘ 8. Weight: 12 ‘ 3. Career: Campbelltown Academicals, 1912. * Trial with Hamilton Academicals, 1913. Ayr United, signed, May 30 – 1914. ** Neil […]

Arthur Goddard @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Arthur Goddard on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Arthur Goddard: “Goddard is a clever dribbler, beats a half-back very smartly, and centres with excellent judgment. He is also a good shot, and plays the game most intelligently. At first he does not look fast, but his long strides […]

Potted biographies: Ralph Milne

July 12, 1944 Ralph Knowles Milne, M.C., T.C., first Mayor and one of the first aldermen of Bebington. Born 1884. Was articles with Edwin Berry and Co., Liverpool, and was admitted solicitor 1904. Is now senior partner in same firm. Ralph Milne. Is solicitor to Liverpool Constitutional Association, […]

Played for Liverpool

Saturday, June 6 – 1942 A former Liverpool footballer, Mr. Henry James Fitzpatrick, of 19 Skerries Road, Liverpool, died in hospital on Saturday. An inside left – or left half – Harry Fitzpatrick saw service, too, with Luton Town, Chesterfield and Aberdeen. A reservist soldier, he was one […]

Arthur Metcalf dies in Liverpool

Sunday, February 9 – 1936 The death has taken place in Liverpool of Arthur Metcalf, the former Liverpool footballer, who played in their Cup final in 1914. A native of Sunderland. Metcalf also played for Liverpool as an inside forward during the war. (Nottingham Evening Post, 11-02-1936)

The career of William Cockburn

Tuesday, July 1 – 1930 Picture to yourself John Hill, the Newcastle United an one-time Plymouth Argyle centre-half-back, but imagine him to be two or three inches smaller, an there you have a conception of William Cockburn, the new pivot of Swindon Town, in action in the field. […]

Elisha Scott by Elisha Scott

Wednesday, October 23 – 1929 In 1919 football recommenced after being stopped by the war. But in my opinion there was a far more important happening in the football world. The Irish selectors found a young broth of a boy playing goalie for Liverpool and decided that no […]

Dick Ray for the Leeds United job

Friday, June 3 – 1927 By a decision arrived at yesterday by the directors of the Leeds United Association Football Club, the position of secretary-manager of the club, rendered vacant by the resignation of Mr. Arthur Fairclough will probably be filled by the appointment of Mr. Richard Ray, […]

Kenneth Campbell’s life story – Part VIII

June 25, 1921 Kenny’s troubles as linesman. Club colours cause a disturbance. Amusing experiences with Liverpool on the continent. By Kenneth Campbell “Kenneth Campbell, Partick Thistle’s International goalkeeper, in the story of his experiences, exclusive in the ‘Weekly News,’ relates some unusual incidents when with Liverpool, for whom […]

A war time guest impresses

Saturday, December 4 – 1920 One of the best discoveries of the season is Ben Cross, the young Burnley inside left, who helped himself to two goals against Oldham Athletic. An ex-schoolboy international, he hails from Birkenhead, where he worked as a boil-maker. He assisted Liverpool in war-time […]

Benny Cross for Burnley

Saturday, April 10 – 1920 This week Burnley have signed a junior inside right named Benny Cross, of Runcorn. While working as an engineer at Birkenhead he assisted Liverpool in war-time football. (Lancashire Evening Post, 10-04-1920)

Middlehurst back at Hull City

Monday, January 19 – 1920 Last night, the Hull City secretary-manager signed on the full back, James Middlehurst who before the war was developing into a fine full back with the Hull City Club. On enlistment, he was drafted to the south of Lancashire, and threw in his […]

Army man at inside right

Saturday, September 13 – 1919 Many of those who looked forward to peace football pictured teams composed almost exclusively of “new boys.” The majority of the clubs, however, agreed on a patriotic and sporting policy of giving their old players, specially those whoi joined up, every opportunity of […]

Tweedale Rigg for Blackburn Rovers

Monday, April 7 – 1919 Blackburn Rovers have signed on another Rochdale player, Tweedale Rigg, the clever half-back. Rigg is about 23 years of age, and prior to joining Rochdale had only played with a team of choir boys. He played for a couple of seasons with the […]

Tom Chorlton with serious leg injury

Tuesday, September 17 – 1918 All Liverpool sports will be sorry to learn that Tommy Chorlton, ex-Liverpool-Manchester United-Accrington Stanley defender, has broken a leg while playing for his Army side. The last time I saw this happy fellow was at Hyde-road, when Bennett had his first appearance, and […]