Settlement in court


May 2, 1892
The new club at Everton has been affiliated as “Liverpool”. Both the old and the new club s were represented at the F.A. meeting, and the argument was of a somewhat lengthy character. Everton did not object to the affiliation of the new body if the latter would pay for the stands, but although the general feeling of the Council was that they had nothing to do with the property of the landlord, Mr. John Houlding’s son offered the sum of £250, and this was accepted.

Morally, Everton are entitled to a fair amount for the stands, but that, in my opinion, would not have affected the affiliation, although there is no doubt it was the best thing to do, and I for one am heartily glad the dispute has ended in such an amicable manner, for football and law courts ought to be quite foreign to each other.
(Source: Athletic News: May 2, 1892)

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