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Whilst Tevez fails to sign for Corinthians, Liverpool Ramblers sign Crutchez in a deal that is set to make the Vets season!



Peter Hope

Liverpool Ramblers AFC have recently learnt with sadness that Peter Hope has passed away. 

His funeral is at St Stephen’s church, Hightown at 13:00 on Wednesday 8th June (the church is on the right hand side immediately after going over the railway bridge).

We express our condolences to Peter’s family and friends. 


AGM 2011

The 129th Liverpool Rambers AFC Annual General Meeting took place on the 7th May 2011. 

Back row – Tom Fair, Paul Hill, Peter McNay, Chris Murphy, Ian Short, Jonny Morris, Richard France, Tom Fairclough, Charlie Ashton, Charles Gray, Jim Fellows, Jonathan Davies, Matt Pochin, Peter Harthan

Middle row John Collier, Jon Shields, William Judd, Jordan Mornington, Gary Hodgson, Stephen Lewis, Adrian Rogers, Russ Hall, Dan Sweeney, Mark Yates, Andy Shields, Ben Albert, Paul Ellis, Phil Morley

Front row –Angus White, Tim Crutchley, Peter Howat, Charles Shepherd, Miles Pickering, Paul McGuckin (Chairman), Willie Hall (President), Peter Smith, Peter Dutton, John Woods, Rick Taylor, David Clarke, Nick Kennedy, Nigel Power


Old Timer Chris Murphy shows newcomer Ben Albert a picture of him lining up in the early 1920s.


Before the AGM, the 1st XI were beaten 4-1 by the 4th XI


Back Row: Paul Smith, Simon Wragg, Ben Albert, Mike Heaven, Paul Ellis, Dominic McGowan, Nigel Power, Peter Harthan, Simon Pick, Steve Woods

Front Row: Ben Handy, Colin Ainsworth, Jason Spencer, Mark Yates, Mike Bagley, Matt Sykes, Craig Griff


The match the public had demanded finally came on. A resilient and physical 1st XI, drawing on the experience and guile of Paul McGuckin and Peter McNay, took the pitch with confidence against a 4th XI that had enjoyed a record breaking season (albeit not always against opposition of this quality). The match never became completely bad tempered, but certainly did not have the air of a training match game either. An early clash between Bagpuss and Mike Heaven revealed that the laws of physics remain unaffected; momentum is still the product of mass and velocity, meaning that Bagpuss coming off second best suggested that Heaven might just have had the edge on speed.


For the first 20 minutes, the 4ths barely made it out of their own half, but that fact did not prevent Ben Albert and Heaven regularly being blown up for offside. The calls for offside were followed by the whistle as night follows day, bringing a degree of unwelcome grumbling from the 4ths subs-bench, which positioned itself in line with the last defender whenever it could.  The post and bar were struck, and Andy Shields nearly opened the scoring when he slid the ball past Nigel Power, only for Simon Pick to clear from the line. As the half drew to a close and the 4ths looked as if they had survived without conceding, a corner was drilled in low from the left and McGuckin clipped the ball from an almost impossible angle into the top corner, the ball being helped on its way by Dominic McGowan’s head.


The 4ths might have crumbled, but instead they regrouped. Within ten minutes of the restart they were 3-1 ahead; the first came from the 4ths’ first corner, Simon Wragg emulating McGuckin’s earlier feat by flicking a Heaven corner into the top corner, no deflection required. The second came when Wragg called for and won the ball on the right wing. Whilst the 1sts complained about his call, he squared the ball for Paul Ellis who dropped his shoulder to beat his man, then slotted home easily in the far corner. Heaven latched on to a through ball minutes later, for once avoided the offside whistle and finished easily.


The 1sts rallied. They struck the bar again from a free-kick 19 yards out. Faced with the rebound and only the keeper to beat, Adrian Rogers felt the pressure of impending captaincy weighing heavily on his shoulders and managed to clear not only the bar but very nearly the clubhouse roof.


Power was struck a couple of times in later attacks, after which on the break Ellis pulled the ball back from the by-line for Ben Albert to head into the far corner. The shouts for offside by this stage were seen for what they were, and soon afterwards the game ended and the bragging rights were secured. 



Dear Playing Member,

Here we are at the end of another season and I hope you have had a lot of fun playing. I have certainly enjoyed watching all the teams.

The Annual General Meeting is the formal end to our season (although there are still a few games to play). However if you did not know the AGM is a short meeting (approx 30 - 40 minutes) where your Committee basically goes through the running of the Club for the last year and asks for your approval of the names of the proposed officers and Captains for the next year.

After the meeting we have a fun hotpot supper where the winners of the team turn out cups receive their awards and the Captains of the five teams give their light-hearted accounts of the highs and lows of your team’s season.

Over the last few seasons your Committee has noticed that the number of players attending this evening is slipping. Now this can be because of a number of reasons but we think that we should as a trial change the day of the meeting from a Thursday to a Saturday and to have two inter team games of football beforehand to encourage you to feel more a part of the Club and have an enjoyable evening with your teammates and friends.

We very much want your support for this day.

Please will you contact your team captain immediately with your availability to play and intention to attend the hotpot (to be sure we cater for the right numbers).

Saturday 7th May

14:30 1st XI v 4th XI and 2nd XI v 3rd XI

17:00 AGM

19:00 Hot pot supper

Thank you

Willie Hall



The Annual General Meeting is now to take place on Saturday the 7th May 2011 at 5pm at the Club House. The meeting will follow inter-club matches to be played on the afternoon and will still feature a Hot-Pot Supper afterwards. You can access the Agenda, Warning Letter, Minutes of the Last Meeting, The New Draft Rules and (in due course) the Draft Accounts on the Member’s Page using the link above. 

Preparations for the Easter Festival are well underway, and a letter from Nick Okell about this event is also on the Member’s Page.

If you are a Member and have not yet registered for the site, please navigate to the Contact Page and send us a quick note, after which you will receive everything you need to get up and running. 

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