November 12, 1915
It is expected that the report of the joint Commission of the Football Association and the Football League in the Liverpool and Manchester United clubs’ case, will be issued next week.
Contrary to original forecasts, I have the best authority for stating (writes a special correspondent) that the result will come as a high explosive in football circles. Under normal conditions a profound sensation would be created. It is one thing to make allegations, but quite another to prove, and in some cases the most searching inquiry by officials has not revealed ground for conviction.
The public memory is short, and it may be as well to remind them that it is an offense, a violation of their agreement, for a player to bet on football in any way. The officials who govern the game have a very sharp eye on this rule, however, as I believe events in the near future will show.
At the meeting, tonight, further evidence will, apparently, be taken, local players having been instructed to attend.
(Liverpool Echo: November 12, 1915)