Thursday, January 13 – 1938
Mr. Dinsdale Walker, a Liverpool City Councillor, yesterday, signed amateur forms for Liverpool F.C. He believes he is the only councillor in the country to be on the books of a First Division club.
(Aberdeen Journal, 14-01-1938)
Wednesday, April 15 – 1914
The latest photograph of Liverpool was taken at Chingford, where they trained for the semi-final with Aston Villa. They return there next week in readiness for the final tie with Burnley. Top row: Sam Speakman, Donald Mackinlay, William Lacey, and Jimmy Nicholl. Second row: Mr. Tom Watson, Thomas Fairfoull, Robert Pursell, Ken Campbell, Harry Lowe, Trainer Billy Connell, and Director E.A. Bainbridge. At foot: Arthur Metcalf, Jack Sheldon, Tom Miller, Bob Ferguson, and Ephraim Longworth.
(Liverpool Echo, 15-04-1914)
Wednesday, May 17 – 1899
To the editor of the Evening Express.
SIR, – It has been constantly brought before my notice that the Press state that I am about to retire from football. This is not true. Why should I retire? I consider I have some good football left in me. This will probably surprise my Everton and Liverpool friends. If I retire it will be because the Everton directorate have placed such a large transfer fee on me so that I cannot obtain a decent situation. I have served the Liverpool public faithfully and honourably during my stay at Everton, and think it unfair to be treated thus. – Yours, &c.
Edgar Chadwick; 10, Fawcett-street, Blackburn, May 17.
(Evening Express, 18-05-1899)
Friday, April 21 – 1899
No club in the League has done better than the Rovers, and they can always be depended on to give a hard, bustling game. The match is fraught with interest to all enthusiasts in Liverpool on account of its bearing in the League championship. Kick-off four o’clock. Liverpool: Goal, Bill Perkins; backs, Archie Goldie and Billy Dunlop; half-backs, Rab Howell, Charlie Wilson and Alex Raisbeck; forwards, Jack Cox, John Walker, George Allan, Hugh Morgan, and Tom Robertson.
(Evening Express, 21-04-1899)
Friday, April 14 – 1899
Liverpool are away in Scotland this week-end, where they are playing Celtic to-morrow and Heart of Midlothian on Monday, it being the Spring holiday there. They are sure o have a big reception after their brilliant performances since Christmas. They leave Lime-street by the dining-car train at 5:45. Team: – Goal, Bill Perkins; backs, General Stevenson and Billy Dunlop; half backs, Rab Howell, Alex Raisbeck, and Thomas Cleghorn, forwards, Robert Marshall, John Walker, George Allan, Hugh Morgan, Tom Robertson, and Andy McCowie.
(Evening Express, 14-04-1899)
Saturday, March 7 – 1903
The full force of the gale which last week caused such widespread havoc throughout the country, was felt in Nottingham, and there is cause for satisfaction that few cases of serious damage were reported in the district. The cief sufferers by the violence of the wind were the Forest Football Club, the whole of whose stand, on what is known as the “sixpenny side,” was blown down and totally wrecked. Some idea of the damage caused to the structure may be gathered from the illustration, which has been prepared from a photograph.
(Nottingham Evening Post, 07-03-1903)
Thursday, February 3 – 1910
A painful case came before Alderman Dr. George Booth (in the chair) and Mr. Theo. Pearson, at the Chesterfield Borough Police Court, on Thursday, when Sam Raybould, the well-known footballer, who at present plays with Chesterfield Town in the Midland League, asked for a separation order from his wife, Selina Raybould, on the ground that she was an habitual drunkard.
Mrs. Raybould sat in the well of the court, with a baby in her arms, and repeatedly interrupted the proceedings.
Mr. J. Middleton, who represented the applicant, stated that the parties had been married twelve years, and there were four children. At the beginning of their married life they lived at Staveley. Since then Raybould had attained considerable eminence in the football world. For several years he held the highest goal average in England, and had played several times for England. He had been sought after by different clubs up and down the country, and some eight or nine years ago he went to play with Liverpool.
Up to that time he had nothing to complain about, but after they went to live at Liverpool his wife fell in with some women neighbors of a very undesirable character, and took to drink. He conduct became so bad that he had to give up what was a lucrative appointment there, and go away. He worked at different places afterwards, and finally went back to Staveley. Recently, on his wife promising to leave drink alone. Raybould came to Chesterfield, and became the licensee of the Old Angel Hotel. His wife, unfortunately, had lapsed, and had again taken to her drinking habits. The money the applicant provided for the house she in liquor, and during the night she would sometimes go down to the bar for more drink.
For some time her conduct had been almost unbearable, and some months ago after her last baby was born, assistance had to be procured, as on account of her drinking habits, she was incapable of looking after the child. The doctor who was called in, gave her a “talking to” in his capacity as a magistrate, and warned her of what would happen is she did not mend her ways. She had, however, gone from bad to worse, and sometimes seemed out of her mind altogether. One day she smashed all the pictures on the walls, and last Sunday night she smashed all the crockery in the kitchen. Police-sergeant Prince had to be called in to help to quieten her.
Mrs. Raybould: Did he tell you about blacking my eyes and ill-using me, as he had done?
The applicant bore out Mr. Middleton’s statement, and said that at the time of his marriage e worked for the Staveley Coal and Iron Co. He himself had always been a temperate man. When he went to Sunderland seven years ago his wife drank, and used to come home at nights “canned up.”
Defendant: “How did you come home?
The Clerk: Wait a bit, and you shall have your turn later.
Continuing, the witness said his wife drank gin. He had given her £1 15s a week for household fee, but he had to give her more each week. He had been lucky time after time in having his head split open by her.
The defendant raised no defence, and seemed agreeable to being separated from her husband.
The bench granted a separation order, with maintenance at the rate of 15s. a week, the applicant to have the custody of the three elder children.
The defendant remarked excitedly that she was run down and overworked.
Mr. Middleton: You will have an opportunity of taking a rest cure. (Laughter.)
(Derby Daily Telegraph, 04-02-1910)
Saturday, February 5 – 1910
Sam Raybould, the well-known footballer, who at present plays with Chesterfield Town, has been granted a separation order from his wife, Selina Raybould, on the alleged ground that she was an habitual drunkard. Applicant is to have the custody of the three elder children of the marriage, and to allow his wife 15s. a week.
(Manchester Courier, 05-02-1910)
Saturday, November 10 – 1900
David Hannah, who has done such good service for Woolwich Arsenal, was born in that best of football villages, Renton, and he is about thirty years of age. Hannah’s great reputation commenced with the famous Renton Club, for whom he first played. After leaving them, however, he journeyed as far as Sunderland, where he stayed for five years and a half.
He was a conspicuous figure in the team of all talents during this period, in which Sunderland won the League championship. I never before saw such football as these Sunderland men played, and I am absolutely certain I have never seen anything like it since. The nearest approach to its perfectness was in 1889, when Preston North End won the English Cup against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
After Hannah had helped his club – Sunderland – to win the League Championship – best of all test – two years in succession he migrated to Liverpool, with whom he stayed one season, afterwards going to Dundee. He did not, however, like that marmalade town, and receiving an offer from Woolwich, he went South, where some of his best games have been played.
His opinion on the relative merits of North and South football, given in an interview a couple of seasons ago, are well worth repetition. “My opinion,” said Hannah, “is that the differences between North and South is not so pronounced as most people think. I am astonished at the rapid strides of improvement the South has made during the last few years. It is in the forward work that Southern elevens are behind the Northern combinations, the method of passing in the South being so widely different to those in the North. With greater experience forward, I think the South will equal the North in everything appertaining to football, but the combination must be more general amongst the men before this accomplished.”
(Tamworth Herald, 10-11-1900)
David Hannah (picture with article).
Friday, August 4 – 1905
Great interest is being taken in the 100 yards footballers race to be run at Dens Park, Dundee, to-morrow afternoon. The entrants include leading English and Scottish sprinters. Between Jack Cox (Liverpool) and Mick Noon (Aston Villa) the antagonism is particularly keen. Both have for long been desirous of meeting each other, and the opportunity is offered to-morrow. Several of the competitors have already arrived. Indeed, Cox and Crook (Blackpool) have been residing in the city since Wednesday, and have been practicing at Dens Park. In all 12 players are to compete: – Michael Noon (Aston Villa), Jack Cox (Liverpool), John Parkinson (Liverpool), Crook (Blackpool), William Dow (Bury), Richard Bond (Preston North End), Sam McClure (Blackburn Rovers), Charles Kirby (Fulham), John Scullion (Broxburn Shamrock), Andrew Potter (Dundee), Fred McDiarmid (Dundee), and Edward McIntyre (Newcastle United).
There are to be 4 heats. The winner in each will contest the final, which is to be decided at half-time of the junior match Stobswell v. Arnot. Noon and McClure, of Blackburn Rovers, Parkinson, of Liverpool, and Bond, of Preston North End, arrive to-night, the other competitors reaching Dundee early on Saturday. The Dundee Directors intend making the event an annual one, and putting up prizes amounting to £50.
We reproduce portraits of two famous England sprinters who are to take part in the race. Cox, through his association with the Liverpool club and international teams, is better known that Crook, but in Lancashire the latter as the reputation of being one of the fastest footballers in the country. Both have been training at Dens Park, and have given proof of being in splendid form. Indeed, so well is Cox running that he has the utmost confidence in his ability to beat his great rival, the Anglo-Irishman, M. Noon, of Aston Villa.
Our portraits are from photos specially taken for the “Telegraph and Post” by Mr. Joe Newton, photographer, 51 Princes Street, Dundee.
(Evening Telegraph, 04-08-1905)
Jack Cox (left) and Crook. Picture from the article.