|4||360||Preston North End|
|5||Preston North End|
|1||14.09.1946||Bolton Wanderers||Burnden Park||League|
|50||17.09.1947||Charlton Athletic||The Valley||League|
Greats like Billy Howard have gone by unnoticed, since they never really made an impact on Liverpool FC's first team, but have given so much to the community of Liverpool, working with the local kids and helping them develop through football.
Daily Post obituary on 31 December 2002 by Nick Hilton.
Simon Turnbull meets Albert Stubbins, one of the men who helped create a legend; Alan Shearer will find striking similarities with a past hero as he seeks to shoulder imposing inheritance. From 4 August 1996.
By Mark Platt on 3rd Apr 2001. First published on Liverpoolfc.tv.
Albert Stubbins epitaph in the Daily Telegraph on 6th January 2003.
Liverpool Echo in December 1954.
The Liverpool Daily Post on 29 August, 1949.
12 September 1946 marked the arrival of a legend to Liverpool.
From The Liverpool Echo on 20 September 1946.
Liverpool Football Echo report on Liverpool - Everton 0-0 on 21 September 1946.
A Daily Mail article from 13 September 1946.
Luis Suarez has scored 54 goals in 100 games for Liverpool. Who has scored most goals after a century of matches for the club?
"The sixth round of the Cup saw Liverpool at home for the third time running. We won 4-1 against Birmingham, and all who saw that match will never forget an amazing goal by Albert Stubbins. When I put the ball over it was going a bit off course, but Stubbins literally threw himself through the air to meet it with his head when parallel with the ground, about two feet above the turf. It went in like a rocket, giving Gil Merrick absolutely no chance, and Albert slid on his stomach for several yards on the frozen pitch before coming to a stop."
Billy Liddell on Stubbins' wonder goal on 1st March 1947
"My association with the Anfield Club has brought me some of my finest memories of my career. Probably the most enduring, next to playing in the semi-final against Everton, was the game against Wolverhampton at Molineux in 1946-47. It was the last match of the season, and our victory ensured that the Championship came to Anfield."
Albert Stubbins in 1950
It’d always been my intention to pursue a career in journalism once my playing days ended. When I signed for Liverpool the chairman Bill McConnell arranged for me to write a column in the Football Echo. When Bill died, the board felt they weren’t responsible for his promise. There was some confusion and that’s why I delayed signing-on. It was all very amicable and at no time did the club and myself ever fall out. It was a private matter and that’s why so few people knew the real reason behind the dispute. It was widely assumed that my family was unsettled on Merseyside.
Albert Stubbins went on a much-publicised, self-imposed strike prior to the 1948/49 season.
I was brought up on tales of Stubbins. In the stories I was told he was a giant who could rattle in goals, deliver titles and solve society's ills in his time off. He won VCs and saved drowning children. Albert was the greatest of heroes. The Beatles thought so, too, and put him on the cover of St Pepper, one of the greatest albums of all time. George Best, on the other hand, featured on the cover of a record by The Wedding Present. Small time.
Tony Evans from Times online on Albert Stubbins
|Club||Season||Club rank||League apps||League goals||Total apps||Total goals|
|Whitley & Monkseaton||1934-1935||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Sunderland||1935-1936||England First Division||0||0||0||0|
|Newcastle United||1937-1938||England First Division||1||0||1||0|
|Newcastle United||1938-1939||England First Division||23||4||24||4|
|Newcastle United||1946-1947||England Second Division||3||1||3||1|
|Ashington||1953-1954||North Eastern League||4||0||4||0|