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      It couldn't happen today.

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      Billy1
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      It couldn't happen today.
      Mar 24, 2019 06:49:35 am
      I was at Anfield on the 26th December 1953 and I am sure it was West Brom we played.We had no idea what the team would be until the players were coming out onto the pitch and they announced the team over the tannoy system.To our surprise we had signed 2 new players from Charlton,the players were Frank Lock a left full back and John Evans a inside forward.Our manager at the time was Don Welsh an ex Charlton player.With the media these days it would be impossible for a club to sign 2 players and the supporters not to have any idea till the players stepped out on to the pitch
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      Re: It couldn't happen today.
      Reply #1: Mar 24, 2019 10:02:53 am
      Thats right Billy.

      Now we are in the days of rumour mongering because they all have to sell the media.
      Its quite depressing to get to the end of a transfer window and find none of the "rumours" or spin as they call it were true.

      No.
      It couldnt happen today.
      Big press conference by the club would tell us.
      « Last Edit: Mar 24, 2019 10:09:09 am by MIRO »
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      Re: It couldn't happen today.
      Reply #2: Mar 24, 2019 10:22:58 am
      Exactly, we wouldn't be signing 2 players from Charlton today I'd hope ;)
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      Re: It couldn't happen today.
      Reply #3: Mar 24, 2019 10:32:01 am
      It would be impossible, not for any reasons mentioned yet. There is no transfer window open right now.
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      Reply #4: Mar 24, 2019 11:40:44 am
      Exactly, we wouldn't be signing 2 players from Charlton today I'd hope ;)

      Last bloke seems to be going alright so far.
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      Re: It couldn't happen today.
      Reply #5: Mar 24, 2019 12:16:29 pm
      I was at Anfield on the 26th December 1953 and I am sure it was West Brom we played.We had no idea what the team would be until the players were coming out onto the pitch and they announced the team over the tannoy system.To our surprise we had signed 2 new players from Charlton,the players were Frank Lock a left full back and John Evans a inside forward.Our manager at the time was Don Welsh an ex Charlton player.With the media these days it would be impossible for a club to sign 2 players and the supporters not to have any idea till the players stepped out on to the pitch

      24   25.12.1953   22   L   2 - 5   West Bromwich Albion   The Hawthorns   
      25   26.12.1953   22   D   0 - 0   West Bromwich Albion   Anfield   

      Two games in two days, that wouldn't happen either, looking at that season, you must have had a bad time.

      https://www.lfchistory.net/SeasonArchive/Games/54

      Bottom of Table.
      22   Liverpool FC   P42   W7   D8   L6   F49   A38   W2   D2   L17   F19   A59      Pts28
      « Last Edit: Mar 24, 2019 12:20:54 pm by RedPuppy »
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      Re: It couldn't happen today.
      Reply #6: Mar 24, 2019 01:10:52 pm
      Last bloke seems to be going alright so far.

      That's true
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      Reply #7: Mar 24, 2019 08:58:18 pm
      It would be impossible, not for any reasons mentioned yet. There is no transfer window open right now.

      If my memory serves me right they didn't have transfer windows in those days.Also if a club did not want to release a player for international duty they did not have to.Not all things change for the better.
                                                Also for your info I don't think there was an offside rule in those days as John Willy Parker of Everton fame would tell you if he is still around.
      « Last Edit: Mar 24, 2019 09:21:29 pm by Billy1 »
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      Reply #8: Mar 24, 2019 09:40:42 pm
      24   25.12.1953   22   L   2 - 5   West Bromwich Albion   The Hawthorns   
      25   26.12.1953   22   D   0 - 0   West Bromwich Albion   Anfield   

      Two games in two days, that wouldn't happen either, looking at that season, you must have had a bad time.

      https://www.lfchistory.net/SeasonArchive/Games/54

      Bottom of Table.
      22   Liverpool FC   P42   W7   D8   L6   F49   A38   W2   D2   L17   F19   A59      Pts28


      That season was the start of our decline,thank God Bill Shankly arrived in 1959.
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      Reply #9: Mar 25, 2019 09:21:32 am
      Exactly, we wouldn't be signing 2 players from Charlton today I'd hope ;)

      We signed Joe Gomez from there not so long ago and that worked out!
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      Re: It couldn't happen today.
      Reply #10: Mar 25, 2019 12:41:01 pm
      Thank God Bill Shankly arrived in 1959.

      I'm on my knees right now Billy.

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      Re: It couldn't happen today.
      Reply #11: Apr 02, 2019 01:07:17 pm
      If my memory serves me right they didn't have transfer windows in those days.Also if a club did not want to release a player for international duty they did not have to.Not all things change for the better.
                                                Also for your info I don't think there was an offside rule in those days as John Willy Parker of Everton fame would tell you if he is still around.

      you were lucky to 'ave a window..all we had was a hole in wall..aye..we used to walk te game in our bare feet..aye..then scrounge a few pennies to get in..copper wud beet us wit trunchen..after te game we had to clean up the kop end ..eat all the cold soggy chips lying abart the place..then scrub terrace clean wit toothbrush..aye but we were 'appy..
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      Reply #12: Apr 02, 2019 05:12:23 pm
      you were lucky to 'ave a window..all we had was a hole in wall..aye..we used to walk te game in our bare feet..aye..then scrounge a few pennies to get in..copper wud beet us wit trunchen..after te game we had to clean up the kop end ..eat all the cold soggy chips lying abart the place..then scrub terrace clean wit toothbrush..aye but we were 'appy..

      .... and we lived in shoebox in't the road....


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      Reply #13: Apr 02, 2019 05:24:51 pm
      .... and we lived in shoebox in't the road....


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      Re: It couldn't happen today.
      Reply #14: Apr 02, 2019 06:23:23 pm
      We signed Joe Gomez from there not so long ago and that worked out!

      And before that we signed Shelvey who did ok for a while before being sold on for a tidy profit.
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      Re: It couldn't happen today.
      Reply #15: Apr 02, 2019 06:54:50 pm
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      Re: It couldn't happen today.
      Reply #16: Apr 02, 2019 06:55:01 pm
      If my memory serves me right they didn't have transfer windows in those days.Also if a club did not want to release a player for international duty they did not have to.Not all things change for the better.
                                                Also for your info I don't think there was an offside rule in those days as John Willy Parker of Everton fame would tell you if he is still around.

      No substitutes. One effect of that today would be to reduce our Live match thread by 50 percent.  ;D
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      Reply #17: Apr 02, 2019 07:31:00 pm
      No substitutes. One effect of that today would be to reduce our Live match thread by 50 percent.  ;D

      Where do I sign?
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      Re: It couldn't happen today.
      Reply #18: Apr 02, 2019 07:44:55 pm
      Turned a corner when Bill Shankly arrived at the club, and seemingly carried on from strength to strength, under the boot room staff.
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      Reply #19: Apr 02, 2019 09:45:56 pm
      Turned a corner when Bill Shankly arrived at the club, and seemingly carried on from strength to strength, under the boot room staff.

      How many managers today would keep on the existing boot room staff  like Bill Shankly did.
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      Reply #20: Apr 04, 2019 05:44:05 pm
      John Barnes just telling a story of how Liverpool used to play their games early on sat , and then all pop off to aintree for the national , him and Hansen had a race on the course down to Beechers where Digger proceeded to pull his hammy and then missing three league games, how the game has moved ,
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      Re: It couldn't happen today.
      Reply #21: Apr 04, 2019 08:30:28 pm
      If my memory serves me right they didn't have transfer windows in those days.Also if a club did not want to release a player for international duty they did not have to.Not all things change for the better.
                                                Also for your info I don't think there was an offside rule in those days as John Willy Parker of Everton fame would tell you if he is still around.

      Even the end of a contract didn’t give players the option to move. Clubs held on tonplayers regidtrations which prevented them from moving, so if a club wanted to keep a player, they had an option. Play for us, or you won’t play anywhere.
      Then came the Bosnan ruling from the high court and players the had the right to move at the end of their contract if they do wished.
      Unfortunately for Bosnan himself. Although he won his case, it took so long to achieve, his footy career was pretty much over.
      Modern day players hero.
      He done as much for players as Jimmy Hill did, to abolish the £10 per week maximum wage 😳
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      Reply #22: Apr 04, 2019 09:41:20 pm
      Even the end of a contract didn’t give players the option to move. Clubs held on tonplayers regidtrations which prevented them from moving, so if a club wanted to keep a player, they had an option. Play for us, or you won’t play anywhere.
      Then came the Bosnan ruling from the high court and players the had the right to move at the end of their contract if they do wished.
      Unfortunately for Bosnan himself. Although he won his case, it took so long to achieve, his footy career was pretty much over.
      Modern day players hero.
      He done as much for players as Jimmy Hill did, to abolish the £10 per week maximum wage 😳

      Liverpool actually did that with Sammy Smyth in the 1950's.Rangers also did the same with Willy Stevenson when he walked out on them and tried to sign for an Australian club.Rangers refused to sign his release and he had to return to them.It was a good thing as he signed for us and was a brilliant left half,he replaced Tommy Leishman in the team-another brilliant Shankly signing.
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