September 7, 1914
The question of the continuation of League football was under consideration at a meeting of the League Management Committee at the Pack Horse Hotel, Bolton, yesterday afternoon. There was a full attendance, Mr. John McKenna, Liverpool (president), being in the chair.
The following resolution was passed: –
“In view of requests from certain people to stop football, the Management Committee of the Football League have taken counsel with their clubs. The committee are even more decidedly of the opinion that in the interests of the people of this country football ought to be continued.”
(Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough: September 8, 1914; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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