August 4, 1905
The Liverpool players reported themselves on Wednesday, and training will commence in earnest next week. John Cox and Jack Parkinson are in training for another sport; they are running in the footballers’ race at Dundee. Favoritism lies with Cox, though had Michael Noon, the serviceable Association man, been well – he is feeling the effects of an operation – I should have looked to him to have put a good fight in the 120 yards race; while Templeton, were he inclined, would surprise some of the competitors.
The Anfield club will have to practice matches, and the public will be admitted at a small charge, the proceeds being devoted to a charity. The directors have re-elected Alex Raisbeck as captain, with Billy Dunlop as his deputy.
Two bowling matches between the officers of the Liverpool Police Force and the club have been fixed up. The footballers are to be presented as at complimentary dinner with gold medals the gift of the club, and another set given by Mr. John Fare, of New Brighton, to commemorate their return to the upper circle.
The Football League committee have been invited to hold their next meeting in Liverpool, and have consented. Thus will Liverpool entertain the committee to dinner and receive the shield for winning the Second Division of the League. Mr. John James Bentley will make the presentation.
Another item of news is that the club have been honoured by the new Chelsea team, who will open their magnificent ground – said to be the finest in the country – with a friendly match on Monday, September 4.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: August 4, 1905)