July 25, 1896
* Aston Villa are credited with the promise to urge the extension of the League to 20 clubs, but the onus of proving the wisdom of this charge has fallen to Liverpool’s share.
* The rumours afloat concerning David Hannah, have, fortunately for Liverpool, proved to be groundless, and the genial Davie will still disport his form on the Anfield enclosure.
* A sub-committee of the Liverpool F.C. have the arrangements in hand regarding the signings of new players or old players. Young John Whitehead, who did so well when tried in the first team, may be regarded as a fixture for the next season.
* Everton, it appear, have sent the transfer papers of Fred Geary to Wolves, but as he has already signed a League form for Liverpool, and, we believe, wishes to play for them, there is expected to be some trouble before the transaction is settled.
(Cricket and Football Field: July 25, 1896)