December 10, 1915
Hyde Park we know, but Hyde Road Park is a park of another colour. It is a dismal hole, and the half finished stands seem to mock the spectators. The draughts are sharp enough to shave you, and the approach to the ground is sufficient to make you change your mind. Last season Hyde-road was commandeered for a time by the military, and they made the ground worse than it was before. However, such weather samples as the clerk has sent us lately would ruin the best of grounds, and what concerns us more at the moment is “What of Liverpool at Hyde-road to-morrow?” Curious team, Liverpool, as you know. They do uncanny things. If Manchester City were at the head of the League, Liverpool would probably put on their best football togs and beat them. But the City have not been going too well latterly, and probably Liverpool will have compassion on them. Last week’ rally by Liverpool was only just in the nick of time, and if their forwards do not shoot often they cannot hope to conquer or draw with their rivals. The City’s defence is remarkably strong, and Liverpool’s attack can have no greater test that City offer.
Liverpool. – Elisha Scott, Ephraim Longworth, Sam Speakman, Norman Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Donald Mackinlay, Ernest Pinkney, Wilfred Watson, Fred Pagnam, William Banks, Arthur Metcalf.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: December 10, 1915)