Saturday, September 10 – 1887
Those who have not yet visited the Everton ground since last season cannot help being struck by the great changes for the better, both for the players and for the accommodation of the public. The field, which previously was very uneven, has been dug up and levelled. The railings at both goals each have been boarded to prevent crowding on the touchline. The low ground on the stand side has been raised, and last, but not least, a magnificent gallery erected, which will afford ample accommodation for the patrons of the Everton Football club to witness the game in comparative comfort.
The opening matches of the season resulted disastrously to the Evertonians. Upon one occasion the faulty lay chiefly in the faulty shooting at goal, and the next there is no disguising the fact that the match was lost entirely through bad goalkeeping. Since, then however, the morale of the team has undergone a change, and the game against Bury last Saturday augurs well to the coming season upon which we are entering. The last addition to the team seems to be a most judicious one.
(Liverpool Daily Post, 10-09-1887)