Song Thrush invades Old Trafford pitch

Song Thrush invades Old Trafford pitch

July 16, 1966: Portugese player Morais carefully cradles a lost song thrush that found its way on to the Old Trafford pitch during the World Cup group match between Bulgaria and Portugal. His rescue mission was a success, just like Portugal’s performance on the day....
Pre-season Training

Pre-season Training

Liverpool manager Bill Shankly was in no mood to hang around at the start of the 1971-2 football season. The Reds had just lost the FA Cup Final, going down 2-1 to Arsenal after extra time, and Shankly was determined not to miss out again. He was back in training in...
Back In Training

Back In Training

Don Revie was riding high at Manchester City when the 1954-5 football season came to an end. He’d just been named the Football Writers’ player of the year and had captained his club to the FA Cup Final at Wembley. Not only that, he was the pivot of the ‘Revie Plan’...
Manchester Launches Olympic Bid

Manchester Launches Olympic Bid

July 1, 1989: It’s smiles all the way as Manchester launches its spirited bid to host the 1996 Olympic Games. Six cities were in the running – Athens, Atlanta, Toronto, Melbourne, Belgrade and Manchester itself. The Olympic committee announced the results of its...
Liverpool Entertainment

Liverpool Entertainment

When Beatlemania gripped the country in the early 1960s, it wasn’t just the Fab Four’s music that made a splash. Everything from wallpaper and waxworks to toys and tribute bands became part of the Merseyside phenomenon. Even hairsprays got the Beatles’ treatment,...