March 10, 1916
As was first announced in this column, William Meredith has elected Liverpool’s visit to Hyde Road as the match wherein he shall resume his football ways. When last I saw Meredith he declared emphatically that he would not play for Manchester United, and that he has kept out of football so long is surprising because the Chirk man cannot keep his feet from football. When acting as a linesman last week in a charity match his feet had a sort of “chilblain” hitch, and he could not prevent himself having a kick at the ball – and helping the weaker side. Liverpool have frequently done well at Hyde Road, and it was there that Fred Pagnam started on his central mission. Still, Manchester City, as champions of the first tourney – don’t think of their defeat at Stockport last week – are sure to be near winning, I fear.
Liverpool: Ted Taylor, Ephraim Longworth, Sam Speakman, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay, Ernest Pinkney, Wilfred Watson, Fred Pagnam, Arthur Metcalf, Tommy Cunliffe.
Manchester City: Jim Goodchild, Billy Henry, Eli Fletcher, Teddy Hughes, Jock Henderson, Jack Brennan, William Meredith, Harry Taylor, Albert Fairclough, Horace Barnes, Joe Cartwright.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: March 10, 1916)