Monday, May 6 – 1912
Liverpool have made a decision with regard to their players that they must reside within reasonable distance of the Mersey city. Sam Hardy and Jim Harrop have previously been permitted to return to Fotherham and Chesterfield respectively at the week-end, and this has led to difficulties.
The Anfielders have now determined to stop this, and Harrop and Hardy cannot acquiesce in the arrangement. They have therefore been placed on the transfer list. Arthur Goddard has come to an agreement with his club, but Jack Parkinson has not re-signed.
John Macdonald has been inclined to ask for exceptional fees, but his performances have not justified any such treatment.
(The Athletic News, 06-05-1912)