Quixall & Greaves

Quixall & Greaves

Immaculately turned out in their jackets and ties, it was hard to imagine Albert Quixall and Jimmy Greaves as the ‘Terrible Twins’ of the English League attack in October 1958. Fresh-faced and eager, the young forwards from Manchester United and Chelsea looked more...
Mercer’s England

Mercer’s England

An extraordinary new chapter in the life of former Manchester City manager Joe Mercer took the football world by surprise in May 1974. Mercer was in charge of Coventry City at the time after an acrimonious exit from Maine Road in 1971 which saw his car parking space...
Bury FC

Bury FC

One of the most extraordinary FA Cup ties of all time was played by Bury FC back in the winter of 1955. The Shakers were drawn at home against fellow Second Division side Stoke City in the Third Round on Saturday January 8 – and fancied their chances of progressing....
Liverpool Silverware

Liverpool Silverware

When the Liverpool team lined up at Anfield for their pre-season photo in August 1966, you could forgive the players for being a little bit dazzled. For glinting in the sunlight at their feet was a brilliant array of trophies, ranging from the League Champions Cup to...
Everton in the 60s

Everton in the 60s

It wasn’t just the Beatles who put Liverpool on the map in the swinging ‘60s. Everton Football Club were flying high too, winning two league championships and an FA Cup under the watchful eye of manager Harry Catterick. Unlike Liverpool’s extrovert boss Bill Shankly,...
Football Connections

Football Connections

Football in Manchester has always been a game full of odd coincidences and connections. Who would have thought that Manchester City’s dogged captain Don Revie would end up as manager of Leeds United, swooping to sign midfielder Johnny Giles from arch rivals Manchester...