Brian Hall 1946-2015
WE are saddened to hear of the loss of former Argyle and Liverpool midfielder Brian Hall.Brian joined Argyle in 1976, when he was signed by Tony Waiters. He scored 16 goals in 55 appearances for the Pilgrims, before moving on to Burnley.
It was for his time at Liverpool, though, that Brian will be most remembered. Hall made 224 appearances for the Redmen between 1969 and 1976, during which time, managed by Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley, Liverpool won two League championships, two UEFA Cups and an FA Cup.
His first goal of 21 for Liverpool was a winner in an FA Cup semi-final against Everton, although it was not just a goal against the Reds' rivals that endeared him to the Kop. Hall was a hard working, honest midfielder who played with a great deal of skill, and would return to the city after retiring from playing, taking a role in Liverpool's public relations and Football in the Community offices for 20 years.
Hall was a graduate in Mathematics from Liverpool University - earning him the nickname Little Bamber - and had been suffering from Leukemia for several years. He was 68.
Our best wishes to Brian's friends, family and loved ones.