April 22, 1904
Mr. John James Bentley presided on Friday over a meeting of the Management Committee of the Football League, held at the Tavistock Hotel, London.
It was reported that Sunderland, who at the last meeting were fined five guineas for leaving Barry and Jackson out of the team had failed to pay the fine. They were given seven days in which to pay, and in default will be fine one sovereign a day.
The application of Woolwich Arsenal and Burslem Port Vale to play on April 25th, instead of April 30th, was granted. Mr. Nunnerley was appointed referee.
The committee investigated the temporary transfer of Kyle from Leicester Fosse to the Heart of Midlothian. It was considered a breach of the rule, but not of so serious a character as to warrant a fine. Leicester Fosse were censured.
Stockport County claimed £200 from Manchester United for an alteration of date on account of United being in the Cup ties. They were awarded £102 1s. 7d., making with their takings when the match was played, £150.
A claim by Chesterfield for £121 16s. 5d. from Bolton Wanderers, whom they should have played to-day (Saturday), for alteration of date, was considered. Chesterfield were awarded £69, which with the gate of £53 3s. 7d. taken when the match was played on April 13th, made £122 3s. 7d.
Glossop and Bradford were fined 10s. each for sending in late results.
An application was received from Billy Bromage, of Gainsborough Trinity, for a free transfer. His transfer fee was fixed at £15.
The following transfers were then approved: –
Thomas Anderson, Clyde, to Blackpool;
Richard Roberts, Newcastle, to Middlesbrough;
James Wilson, St. Mirren, to Preston North End;
Irvine Thornley, Glossop, to Manchester City;
John Hewitt, Manchester City, to Glossop;
Albert Groves, Lincoln City, to Sheffield United;
Jock Cameron, St. Mirren, to Blackburn Rovers;
Robert Lowe, Stoke, to Burnley;
Frank Norgrove, Glossop, to Manchester City;
John McAdam, Blackburn Rovers, to Liverpool;
Peter Kyle, Leicester Fosse, to Port Glasgow Athletic;
Jack Reynolds, Burton United, to Grimsby;
Fred Rouse, Grimsby, to Stoke.
(Source: Derby Daily Telegraph: April 23, 1904)