THE DOGS

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Saturday, February 25 – 1905 The Liverpool Association football team, who have been training at Hornsea took advantage of the meet of the Holderness Foxhounds, just outside the town, and had a run with them, being up at a kill in Wassand Park. Two of them secured both head…

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Saturday, October 29 – 1904 The election of Mr. Edwin Berry, C.C., to the chairmanship of the Liverpool Football Club will be received with a vast amount of pleasure by all who take an interest in the winter game. The time has gone by when players managed their own…

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Monday, June 27 – 1892 The prospectus of the Liverpool Association Football Club and Athletic Grounds Company, Limited has just been issued, and a perusal of it will leave no room for doubt to those who have a few loose “quids” lying about their money boxes or stockings that…

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By Tony Onslow. The present Merseyside Derby games are contested between Everton and their close neighbours Liverpool. The event attracts a capacity crowd to Goodison Park where, in 1894, the two sides had first met in a Football League match. The occasion also taxes the capacity of the Liverpool ground at Anfield. Here the red […]

John Angus

Written by: TONY ONSLOW. Jack Angus. A man who scored in the first Football League match between Manchester and Merseyside. The population of Liverpool were starting to prepare for the festive season when a young man stepped of the train at Tithebarn Railway Station to be greeted by the representatives of Everton Football Club. The […]

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By TONY ONSLOW The Midland Railway, Goods Depot, Liverpool. The year was 1874 and the Midland Railway Company had, eventually, managed to lay their track in to the town centre of Liverpool where they opened a terminal station. The location, which they named Liverpool Central, was designed to handle both passenger and goods traffic. The […]

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Wednesday, August 18 – 1954 For their opening game of the season on Saturday, when Doncaster Rovers provide the opposition at Anfield, Liverpool will field the same eleven as that which played in the public practice match last week and so decisively defeated the reserve string. Tony Rowley, who…

Anfield 1901

It was bound to happen that parts of old film material would appear containing glimpses of Liverpool F.C. of the past. Thanks to Billy Smith I have been able to put together a list over old Liverpool F.C. on film. Click on the match to view what is “out” there. September 28 – 1901: Liverpool […]

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Thursday, August 2 – 1945 United States soccer clubs, realising that large numbers of American Service men, who previously took no interest in the game back home, have acquired a taste for it during their sojourn here, are taking steps to foster that interest while it’s still warm. It…

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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. W.J.…

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Saturday, January 16 – 1932 Worse teams than Chesterfield have beaten better teams than Liverpool in previous years’ FA Cup matches, and if Chesterfield face Liverpool on January 23rd without an inferiority complex the result of the match need not be a forgone conclusion. In the wake of a…

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Friday, November 7 – 1930 A verdict of “Accidental death” was returned by the Chesterfield and District Coroner, Dr. R.A. McCrea, who sat with a jury a Oxcroft Colliery Institute on Friday to enquire into the death of James Wild (22), 64 Mansfield Road, Clowne, who was killed by…

Ted Harston 1936

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Tuesday, December 14 – 1937 No matter from what angle this game of football is looked at, whether in regard to clubs or individuals, the impression is just the same – a see-saw – now up, now down. Perhaps that’s part of the fascination of it. For a little…

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Saturday, February 10 – 1900 Murmurs from the Mersey The poor are said to be especially kind to each other because of their misfortunes. By the same token, Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers should be on excellent terms indeed; they are both in hot water for the same offence –…

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Saturday, October 30 – 1920 Match: Football League, 1st Division, at Goodison Park, kick-off: 15:00. Everton – Liverpool 0-3 (0-2). Attendance: 54,562. Referee: Mr. I. Davies (Prescot); linesmen: Messrs. J. Stewart and J.W. Bamber. Everton (2-3-5): Tommy Fern; Dickie Downs, Jock McDonald; Tom Fleetwood, George Brewster, Alan Grenyer; Sam…

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Wednesday, April 22 – 1914 Phyllis laid down my “Courier,” and leant across the breakfast table, “Isn’t it simply magnificent?” she said thrillingly. “Yes, thank you, it’s quite a good egg,” I assured her, and I went on with my breakfast. “It’s the first time in twenty-two years!” “Come,…

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Saturday, February 24 – 1894 Match: FA Cup, 3rd Round, at Pikes Lane, kick-off: 15:00. Bolton Wanderers – Liverpool 3-0 (2-0). Attendance: 20,000; gate receipt: £480. Referee: Mr. J. Lewis; linesmen: Messrs. Birtwistle and A.Scragg. Bolton Wanderers (2-3-5): John Sutcliffe; John Somerville, Di Jones; Alex Paton, Archie Hughes, Jimmy…

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Through my connection with social media and my deep love for Liverpool F.C. I come across many types of people. Fans like me, with a passionate interest for our clubs history, and then other types of fans. Let me present to you Nina Babsy Løyning, and tell you more about how she can keep you […]

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Tuesday, December 14 – 1915 The distinction between a game of skill and a game of chance was considered in the Divisional Court of the King’s Bench to-day, when the appeal against a conviction by the Liverpool Stipendiary in what is known as the Clown machine case was heard.…

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Saturday February 19 – 1916 The first detailed account of the shooting tragedy in which Sandy Young, a former famous Scottish footballer, stands accused of the of his brother, reached Liverpool to-day. It will be remembered that Sandy Young, the Scottish internationalist player, of Everton, ‘Spurs, and Manchester City,…

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Tuesday, February 15 – 1916 News has been received at West Bromwich that Lieutenant H.G. Bache (Harold Godfrey Bache), the well-known amateur footballer, was killed last Tuesday at Ypres. In October, 1914, H.G. Bache enlisted in the Lincolnshire Regiment with a “Pals” battalion formed by his brother Councillor C.S.…

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Saturday, January 30 – 1915 Telling how he spent Christmas Day in the trenches, Private Joseph Jackson (28), 1st Royal Warwicks, of Ward Street, agreed that the fighting at Yuletide was not so severe, but, to use his own words, was “quite hot enough to make things uncomfortable.” There…

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Saturday, December 5 – 1959 Sergeant-Major with the human touch What is the background to the 46-year old fast-talking Scot – Bill Shankly – who will take over in the New Year the job of equipping Liverpool F.C. for a drive which, if his plans work out, will take…

Sydney Henderson Ross

Sydney Ross, or Sydney Henderson Ross as he was baptised, had the honour of being our first ever goalkeeper – or ‘custodian’ – as the goalies were known back in the 1890s. The other feature he is remembered by is the serious injury he obtained in the 2nd round match of the ‘Lancashire Cup’ on […]

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Saturday, September 7 – 1912 The powers that be – those who decide how the game of football shall be played so far as the rules are concerned – do not favour changes. The rules have been gradually evolved until many people are of opinion that they are quite…