Preston North End F.C.: The annual meeting of 1915

May 13, 1915
Presiding at the annual meeting of the shareholders of the Preston North End Football Club last night, Alderman W. Ord (Chairman of the directors) said a great deal of calumny had been thrown at football, and many wicked things said and written in the Press. If, however, football was undesirable, then it was wicked to have horse racing. Football was the sport of working men very largely, and was only played one afternoon per week, whereas racing took place daily, except Sunday. The balance sheet, which showed a loss on the year’s working of £1,697, was adopted.
(Hull Daily Mail: May 14, 1915)