A Social and Political History of Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs: The Split, 1878-1914, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

A Social and Political History of Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs

The Split, 1878-1914, 1st Edition

By David Kennedy


100 pages

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This book focuses on the advent of professional football in Liverpool and, in particular, the formation of Everton and Liverpool football clubs and their development prior to World War I. This book details the factors that led to the early dominance within Liverpool of Everton FC, and addresses the complexity of the dispute within that club leading to the later formation of Liverpool FC by expelled club members. This book also highlights, via a comparative study, the different patterns of ownership and control that emerged within the two clubs between their incorporation as limited liability companies in 1892.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Soccer & Society.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The district of Everton
  3. In the beginning God created Everton…
  4. Houlding and the rise of factionalism
  5. 1892: the coup de grace against Houlding
  6. Moonbeams and baying dogs: football and Liverpool politics
  7. And then there were two: Everton and Liverpool football clubs, 1892–1902
  8. Everton and Liverpool in the post-Houlding era
  9. Red and blue and orange and green?
  10. Conclusion

About the Author

David Kennedy is currently a freelance researcher, with research interests in the history and political economy of football.

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