Football League meeting (March 6, 1905)


March 6, 1905
A meeting of the Management Committee of the Football League was held at the Tavistock Hotel, London, yesterday, Mr. John James Bentley in the chair.

The question of Alf Common’s transfer from Sunderland to Middlesbrough, for a fee of £1,000 was considered, and the secretary was instructed to write to Sunderland for an explanation.

For the English League v. Scottish League match, at Glasgow, on Saturday next, the following English team was chosen: –
Harry Linacre (Nottingham Forest), Howard Spencer (Aston Villa), Herbert Burgess (Manchester City), Sam Wolstenholme (Blackburn Rovers), Charles Roberts (Manchester United), Alex Leake (Aston Villa), David Stokes (Bolton Wanderers), Steve Bloomer (Derby County), Jack Parkinson (Liverpool), Joe Bache (Aston Villa), Harold Hardman (Everton). Colin Veitch (Newcastle United, reserve).

Referee: Mr. Risbotham (Irish League).

William McWhinnie, The Wednesday, applied for a free transfer, but no action was taken. Arthur Lloyd, on Derby County’s list at £25, made a similar application, but no action was taken. Enoch West, on Sheffield United’s list at £50, applied for a free transfer. The club were willing to reduce the fee to £5, and this was agreed to. James Garvey’s application for a free transfer from Manchester United to Bradford City was deferred until next month.

Small Heath were given permission to change their name to Birmingham.
(Nottingham Evening Post: March 7, 1905)

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