Article archive

Shoot! Focus on Steve Nicol 7 March 2005

The versatile Chopsy speaks out in Shoot! in 1984.

Anfield personalities: Tommy Smith 6 March 2005

From Liverpool's match programme on 30th April 1962.

Big Waddy on a cigarette card 28 February 2005

Walter Wadsworth was a commanding centre-half who played in 74 out of a maximum 84 matches when Liverpool won and then retained the League championship in 1922 & 1923.

Exciting times ahead! 25 February 2005

An exciting final is ahead on Sunday. The League cup has been ridiculed the last few years, associating it with one of Disney's most beloved characters. However spectator interest has been greater than ever because the bigger teams seem more intent on winning it.

Tommy Lucas & a cigarette card 21 February 2005

John Player & Sons issued Football caricatures by "Mac" - a series of 50 on their cigarette cards. Tommy Lucas was one of the 50 that were featured.

Unique Programmes: Anfield's Record Crowd 7 February 2005

With plans for a new stadium and its capacity still ongoing, it remains to be seen whether a Liverpool home match will have an attendance greater than that which saw an FA Cup fourth round tie against Wolves in February 1952.

1964-1973: The Early Years 1 February 2005

Republishing of the first chapter of Liverpool's exploits in Europe now including a video of the dramatic Inter Milan - Liverpool clashes where a certain Spanish referee bumped LFC out of Europe.

Unique Programmes: The ball burst twice! 30 January 2005

Whenever one acquires an old programme it is always a bonus to discover that the issue holds extra historical significance.

Unique Programmes: A Non-League Team Visits 23 January 2005

It seems strange today with Southampton having been in the top flight of English football for so long, that when they first visited Anfield they were a non-league side.

Fernando Morientes in profile 14 January 2005

Morientes has made a name for himself as a great goalscorer with fantastic aerial ability. Benítez wants the best and who better than the player who was voted Europe's best forward by UEFA last season.

Site news: 617 friendlies and testimonials now online 12 January 2005

617 friendlies and testimonials are now online on LFChistory. Chris Wood has done an amazing job by going through the list to make it as complete as possible.

Phil Neal - Mr. 417 games in a row 4 January 2005

Phil Neal is a true gentleman and was a brilliant servant to Liverpool. He sat down with and talked about his fantastic career.

I am dreaming of white ... and red Christmas! 24 December 2004

Christmas is the time for peace and joy. Then people want to take it easy at home with their loved ones. But in Britain this is the busiest time of the year for the professional footballers.

Unique Programmes: The Beginning of the League Cup. 20 December 2004

Although Liverpool were late developers in the League Cup we have certainly made up for lost time – winning it a record seven times since its inception in the 1960-61 season.

Shoot! Focus on Craig Johnston 19 December 2004

The boy Down under is in the spotlight in Shoot! in 1982.

Chris Pile - Goalkeeper makes history 19 December 2004

Chris Pile could have been a more familiar name among the Liverpool faithful, had it not been for bad luck with injuries. He was the youngest player ever to be involved in a European cup final when he had just turned 18.

Paisley's opinion on Craig Johnston 17 December 2004

Craig Johnston is under Bob Paisley's microscope

Derek Dohren - author of Roy Evans' new book interviewed 17 December 2004

Author of a series of excellent articles on his various Boot Room related websites (, Derek Dohren has just written his first book that, appropriately, is the autobiography of the last boot-room boy Roy Evans.

Unique Programmes: FA Cup vs Fulham 13 December 2004

On the 13th January 1934 Liverpool played an FA Cup third round match against Fulham at Anfield.

Roy Evans is the youngest ever coach at only 25 12 December 2004

Roy Evans has been appointed reserve team trainer at Liverpool Football Club. Evans is the youngest ever coach in the Football League at only 25.

Focus on Paul Walsh 8 December 2004

Paul Anthony Walsh profiled in Shoot! in 1986.

Unique Programmes: A Rare Pre-war Friendly 6 December 2004

One of the most interesting areas to collect is the realm of the friendly issue.

Unique Programmes: Joint match programme 29 November 2004

As I have mentioned in previous articles, just a few seasons after their formation, Liverpool began to issue a joint match programme with Everton.

Mottman on LFChistory 29 November 2004

Robbie Ashcroft aka Mottman is well known on the web. He's written quite a lot about his experiences following his dearly beloved Liverpool and is one of the best writers on the net.

Unique Programmes: Shankly Arrives 22 November 2004

Having previously reviewed what is probably the most valuable Liverpool home match programme in monetary terms it is now worth looking at one that could be seen as being the most valuable in historic terms – that which saw Bill Shankly’s first match in charge of the Reds.

Paisley says King Kenny is the best 21 November 2004

Bob Paisley's view of Kenny Dalglish.

The letter from Shankly 18 November 2004

Chris Wood received a letter from Shankly, visited him at his home and met him on a few different occasions. Here are his recollections of the GREAT man.

Unique Programmes: Newcastle away 15 November 2004

On October 4th 1930 Liverpool travelled to St James Park to play Newcastle United in a Division One fixture.

RIP Emlyn Hughes 10 November 2004

Brian Glanville remembers Crazy Horse in The Guardian on 10th November 2004.

Unique Programmes: Middlesbrough 1939 8 November 2004

The 1939-40 Football League programme was only three games old when war was declared on September 3rd and the competition abandoned.

Unique Programmes: Blackburn in FA Cup 1 November 2004

Pre-war football programmes have always been highly sought after, with certain clubs issues being harder to obtain than others.

Mølby's jailhouse rock part 2 31 October 2004

Mølby plays football in jail and faces an uncertain future with the Reds.

Exclusive: Missed penalties and red cards lists 27 October 2004

We have created a lot of lists from our database, but some lists you cannot create from facts such as missed penalties and red cards.

How Shankly helped St John to avoid a suspension 26 October 2004

Chris Wood has been looking into aspects of LFC statistics for LFChistory that are often difficult to find and difficult to check... like players sent off and missed penalties etc.

Football: Thomas turns the ignition for Liverpool drive 25 October 2004

The Independent press report from Liverpool - Norwich on 25.10.1992.

Unique Programmes: FA Youth Cup 25 October 2004

Once the programme collecting bug has well and truly bitten, many collectors move on from just focusing on first team related issues to obtaining programmes from any fixture featuring all levels of their chosen side.

Ged Rea: We haven't got it wrong 24 October 2004

Statistician Ged Rea (author of among others: Liverpool FC - The Ultimate book of stats and facts 1892-2001) answered our news report: "The Official LFC site got it wrong".

Paisley explains his controversial decision 20 October 2004

Rarely does the manager change his captain after the season starts. When Gerrard replaced Hyypia on 15th of October 2003 it was by no means a unique occurance at Anfield.

Unique programmes: 1977 EC Final Article 18 October 2004

Rome 1977 will always be associated with Liverpool Football Club.

The Official LFC site got it wrong 15 October 2004

The Official site of Liverpool got it wrong when saying that the game vs. Fulham on Saturday is going to be Liverpool's 4000th league game.