March 4, 1897
** Tom Watson will be getting all the Sunderland people down to Liverpool by degree. There is a rumour afloat that Ned Doig will be seen between the posts at Anfield next season.
** The Bolton “Football Field” says; We think we can safely say that next September will see many changes in the composition of the Liverpool team. George Allan will probably be found in the ranks of the Glasgow Rangers, Frank Becton with the Villa or the Celtic, Thomas Wilkie and Joe McQue home again in Scotland, and John Holmes and Robert Neill in other fresh fields and pastures new. (Edinburgh Evening News: March 4, 1897)