September 16, 1899
It has been freely rumoured for some time past that George Allan would ere long be seen in his old position in the Liverpool team, and not a few Liverpudlians rejoiced greatly thereof.
Tom Watson, however, tells me that he rumour is of the usual “good old special” quality, and pathetically adds, “Diseased lungs are not cured in a day.”
Allan’s absense is now beginning to be felt, and we are able to estimate him at his true worth.
Poor old George!
(Lancashire Evening Post: September 16, 1899)