A gathering with good food, medals and a capital “smoker”

September 5, 1905
Judging from the enthusiasm displayed at the gathering of the directors, shareholders, and players of the Liverpool Club on Tuesday last, the Anfield organization has struck the right vein. An excellent repast was served at the Hotel St. George, which was followed by a capital “smoker,” not the least interesting item being the presentation of medals to the players who had brought the club back again to the First Division fold.

Two sets were distributed, the gift of the club, and the other the result of a most generous offer on the part of Mr. John Fare, who was elected a director last June. Thus was the splendid performances of the team led by Alex Raisbeck deservedly recognized, for the feat was not accomplished without grim determination, and loyal endeavor on the part of the players. It was extremely gratifying to hear from the chairman that the directors were alive to the necessities of the situation, and that they recognised the need of good men to strengthen their team in case of emergency.

We shall feel more content in min when some tangible result of their efforts is forthcoming. If suitable men cannot be secured at the present moment, how are they to be obtained when they become absolutely necessary to the successful advance of the club. That there are difficulties in the way is certain, but with such ab enthusiastic body of directors and shareholders any obstacle of this character should be surmountable, and that quickly. We find no fault with any of the present players, but everyone recognizes the need for looking ahead.
(Joint Everton & Liverpool Programme: September 9, 1905)

A Liverpool F.C. medal from 1905, sold on auction in 2007
2nd Division Medal 1905

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