Six decades of Cardiff City v Liverpool matches

Last updated : 27 October 2018 By Michael Morris

This weeks quiz courtesy of

One of those teams where it’s impossible to get questions relating to games they’ve played against City for each of the six decades I’m afraid.

60s. Apparently, Bill Shankly wasn’t made aware that the player in the picture was going to be sold by Liverpool in the early sixties and you can’t help thinking he might have been against the move if he had known about it – who is he?

70s. Two Liverpool players from this decade for you to identify. The first one, a winger, was born in Glastonbury and his son has played county cricket for Worcestershire. He started off with red rivals of ours and was loaned out to play for some capital city darts a couple of years before his move to Liverpool for £60,000. Despite never starting a game for the Anfield club (he was an unused sub on a couple of occasions), they still got £10,000 more than they paid for him when they sold him a year later to a club who couldn’t make up their mind whether to play in white or orange. After struggling to get games at this new team as well, his next move saw him become a stalwart for white border cattle.

The first player’s last club was also the one which the second player first appeared for in the mid 70s before moving on to Liverpool where he averaged less than an appearance a season before being transferred in 1982. It was at his third that he is best remembered, as he played a prominent part in awakening a team that fell into the category of a sleeping giant when he arrived. After missing out through injury on his first chance of a winner’s medal at his new club, he was able to pick up three of them in the next three years, before moving on after a decade to help steer a team inspired by a former Liverpool legend into the top flight – he ended his career by the seaside in Lancashire, having won forty six caps for his adopted country.

80s. This man holds a European Cup winner’s medal for Liverpool from this decade despite never playing a game for them, who is he?

90s. Another player to pick up a Cup Final medal while a Liverpool player, this time in the 90s, yet he never played a first team game for them – he did play for City though a few years later, can you name him?

00s. With all due respect to him, this player has a namesake who will always be better known among sports aficionados then he is. One of two starts he made for Liverpool was against City during this decade and a few days ago he was beaten in Championship action by one of his former clubs, but can you name him?

10s. Which two members of the last Liverpool squad to play City were in action in Cardiff earlier this month?

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60s. Johnny Morrisey was sold by Liverpool to Everton in 1962.

70s. Peter Spiring’s son Reuben played cricket for Worcester. Spiring senior was sold by Bristol City to Liverpool in 1973, after he had spent a period on loan at Washington City Darts, and went on to play for Luton and Hereford. Welsh born Kevin Sheedy began with the Bulls and played three times for Liverpool before being sold to Everton for £100,000 – he later played for Newcastle and Blackpool after winning representing the Republic of Ireland for nine years.

80s. Bob Bolder was on the bench for Liverpool in the 1984 European Cup Final when they beat Roma on penalties.

90s. Tony Warner got to wear one of those notorious suits when he was a sub for the Liverpool team beaten by Manchester United in the 1996 FA Cup Final.

00s. Jack Hobbs was in the Liverpool team which beat City 2-1 in the League Cup at Anfield on Halloween night 2007 – on Wednesday he was in the Bolton side which was beaten at home by Forest.

10s. Joe Allen started for Wales, while Iago Aspas came on for Spain in their 4-1 win at the Principality Stadium.