December 9, 1902
The Blackpool F.C. held a successful “smoker” at the Winter gardens on Tuesday night, Mr. Tom Watson, of Liverpool, presiding. A lengthy programme was contributed by amateurs and professionals. During the evening Mr. Watson took the opportunity of complimenting Blackpool upon playing such an excellent team with a limited expenditure.
The club would always be known throughout the football world for one thing and that was the production of Jack Cox, one of the finest players in the League.
When Blackpool beat Liverpool at the fourth meeting in the Lancashire Cup Competition he was struck with the great enthusiasm the Blackpool players put into their work. (Applause.)
Mr. Watson was thanked for presiding on the motion of Mr. R.B. Middleton, secretary of the Blackpool club.
(Source: Lancashire Evening Post: December 12, 1902)