April 3, 1897
* Tom Watson told one of the Liverpool forwards some little time ago that he had only to go to Scotland and he could sign plenty of splendid players. But we are afraid his last mission was not very successful, for it is said he returned very disappointed. So Watson is not everybody after all.
* George Allan is described as the “surprise packet” of the Scottish team. He well deserves the honour, however, as no player has done more to bring the Liverpool club into the very front rank, his play having been consistently fine throughout the season.
* Harry Bradshaw, without the slightest shadow of doubt, is the best forward of Liverpool. Next season, with a bit of luck, will see him against Scotland, for, at present, he is individually Alf Milward’s equal.
* Does the result of the Burnley match indicate that the Liverpool men have gone off form or were they letting Burnley make their league record more respectable?
* Jimmy Ross said before the Burnley match that Robert Neill would have to score, as the Liverpool forwards are not capable of it. James knows a bit about football, as the result shows.
* £130 was paid to Liverpool for Ross and Malcolm McVean, but they are not bound to play for Burnley next season.
(Cricket and Football Field: April 3, 1897)