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...
Paisley Appointed

Paisley Appointed

A brilliant chapter in the history of Liverpool Football Club began 45 years ago this week in July 1974. Bob Paisley stepped up to be the Reds’ manager after the retirement of Anfield legend Bill Shankly. Paisley would go on to win the highest accolades in the game –...
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...