Saturday, October 21 – 1899
Poor George Allan is dead. The news came like a thunderclap upon his numerous Liverpool friends, and it is difficult even yet to believe that the big, fine fellow is no more.
Consumption claimed him as her victim, the poor fellow breathing his last at Elie, in Fifeshire.
We who knew him as a friend feel his loss very deeply, and all true lovers of sport will mourn one of the finest fellows who ever toed the leather.
He has answered his last earthly roll-call, and the football world has been shorn of one of its grandest ornaments.
The Liverpool and Everton clubs sent beautiful wreaths, and Mr. Ramsay, the Liverpool treasurer, represented the club at the funeral.
(Lancashire Evening Post, 21-10-1899)