Football League meeting (February 3, 1908)

February 3, 1908
A meeting of the Management Committee of the Football League was held at the Imperial Hotel, Russell Square, London, yesterday, morning, when Mr. John Lewis presided in the absence of Mr. John James Bentley.

The action of the president re the following alterations of dates was confirmed: – Glossop v Lincoln City, from November 21 to February 1; Middlesbrough v Sheffield United, from April 17 to February 1.

League matches postponed from Saturday last owing to the Cup-ties were left to the clubs to arrange.

Billy Dow, originally on the Bury list at £75, but whose fee had been reduced to £25, applied for a free transfer, but no action was taken. H. Stott, on the Bury list at £100; Alfred Jacklin, in the Lincoln City list at £20; and S. Brittleton, on the Stockport County list at £10, applied for free transfers, and the matter was left in the hands of Mr. John Lewis.

The explanation of Mr. D. Hammond, the referee who arrived eight minutes late at Middlesbrough on January 4, was accepted.

Owing to the suspension of R.J. Pritchard, Mr. A. Adams, of Nottingham, who was on the emergency list, was promoted, and Mr. H.H. Taylor, of Altrincham, takes his place.

Mr. J. Mason was selected to referee in the inter League match with Scotland, at Birmingham, on February 29. The English team will be chose at the next meeting of the League, to be held at Manchester on February 21.

The following transfers were confirmed: –
James Morton, from Hibernian to Bradford City;
Proctor Hall, from Bradford City to Chesterfield;
Thomas Farrell, from Manchester City to Airdrieonians;
J. Hamilton, from Partick Thistle to Newcastle United;
Albert Jones, from Sheffield United to Aston Villa;
Arthur Layton, from Sheffield United to Aston Villa;
S. McDonald, from Dundee to Aston Villa;
John Mason, from West Bromwich Albion to Wolverhampton Wanderers;
Jim Harrop, from The Wednesday to Liverpool;
Leigh Roose from Stoke to Sunderland.
(Sheffield Independent: February 4, 1908)


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