June 4, 1903
A commission of inquiry has been arranged concerning the “signing on” for a Southern League club (Portsmouth) of three of last season’s players of the Liverpool Football Club.
The inquiry, which is anticipated with much interest by those connected with the Football League clubs and their management, will take place on Wednesday next, the 10th inst., at Manchester. The commission will probably consist of Messrs. Clegg, Crump, McGregor, Sidney, and Sherrington.
(Manchester Evening News: June 4, 1903)