Tuesday, May 7 – 1901
At the annual meeting of the Football Association on Friday, May 24, the following important amendments to the rules of the Association will be proposed by members: –
Proposed by Lancashire F.A., and seconded by Liverpool F.C.
Rule 32 – Delete the following sentence – “A bonus cannot be paid to a player on his re-signing for him own Club.”
Proposed by Aston Villa F.C., seconded by Liverpool F.C.
(1) That the whole of Rule 32 be and is hereby rescinded. Rule 32 referred to is – “Clubs shall not pay any player a bonus of more than £10 as a consideration of his signing a professional form. A bonus cannot be paid to a player on his re-signing for his own Club.”
(2) That the whole of the amendment to rule 32 printed on page 25 of the rule book be and is hereby rescinded.
The amendment referred to is “The maximum wage which may be paid to any player shall be £4 per week, or £208 per annum, and the payment of bonuses dependent on the result of any match shall not be allowed.”
(Evening Telegraph, 07-05-1901)