August 22, 1903
Liverpool have lost at least four first-class men in William Goldie, John Glover, Sam Raybould, and George Livingston, the first three of whom were suspended by the Association for refusing the maximum wage from their old club and signing for Portsmouth. The other man, Livingston, will be seen in the ranks of Manchester City.
Another player to leave the Anfield Road club is Don McCallum, who has transferred his affections to Greenock Morton, while the name of Bill Perkins, the goalkeeper who a few seasons ago was secured from Luton, for which club he rendered splendid service, is conspicuous by its absence. James McLean (Vale of Leven), John Chadburn (West Bromwich Albion), Herbert Craik (Greenock Morton), and Frederick Buck, the clever right winger from West Bromwich Albion, are the principal of the new men engaged.
The club have enlisted the services of a new trainer in the person of Billy Connell, late of Stockport County, with which club Arthur Goddard and Charlie Wilson, two men in the service of the Anfielders, were formerly associated.
Full list of players is: – Goal, Peter Platt; backs, Billy Dunlop, Joe Hoare (Southampton), James McLean (Vale of Leven), and John Chadburn (West Bromwich); half backs, Maurice Parry, Alex Raisbeck , George Fleming, Herbert Craik (Greenock Morton), and Andrew Raisbeck, Charlie Wilson, John Hughes (Aberdare); forwards, Jack Cox, Edgar Chadwick, Richard Morris, John Carlin, Frederick Buck (West Bromwich), Arthur Goddard, Henry Nixon, George Latham, Charles Morgan, and Sidney Smith.
(Manchester Courier: August 22, 1903)