August 13, 1892
Everton and Liverpool have started practicing, the former on the Stanley ground. With the exception of the men Jack Bell and Dickie Boyle, all the men are in harness, and quite large crowds have turned out to see them.
Bootle hope to start on Wednesday next, and several new faces will be seen in the ranks. They have secured the centre forward Darwen were after, and in John Law, of the Rangers, the centre position should be in capable hands. A lot of interest is bound to be taken in the preliminary canters, and I should say football was never so much talked about in Bootle as at the present moment.
Much will depend on the performance of the team in the early matches, and they have tough jobs on hand with Burnley, on September 1, and Ardwick on September 3 (both away). I hope the team will put forth every effort to win both these matches, for, as I have said, much depends on the result.
(Cricket and Football Field: August 13, 1892)