A Happy Poem for King John Houlding


January 28, 1893
It was really like old times to see the Anfield home of the Liverpool Club crowded as it was on Saturday on the occasion of the Lancashire Cup tie between the homesters and Darwen. Over a couple of hundred pounds were netted at the gate, and this fact, added to the splendid victory obtained, made the Anfielders jump for joy, and caused the heart of King John to wax exceeding glad, and his mouth to sing:

“If you wait to the year `94
Good old Anfield will reign as before
For the League list will top
And the National Pot
will be ours in the year `94”
(Source: The Liver: February 4, 1893)

John Houlding
John Houlding poem

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