May 27, 1916
Lively interest is at present being taken in the annual balance sheets issued by the football clubs of the country, in view of the fact that a fair percentage of the receipts has each week been presented to war charity funds.
Liverpool leads the way in respect of attendances and receipts. Last season, it will be remembered, the president of the English League (Mr. J. McKenna, of Liverpool) expressed a fear that the football takings this season would be small. And yet the average takings of the two local clubs have been over £300 per week.
In addition, Liverpool and Everton have raised big sums for local charities and founded, between them, a cot in Stanley Hospital and a motor ambulance.
The Everton Club’s balance sheet is already on its way to the shareholders, and Liverpool’s balance sheet will be published early next week.
(Source: Liverpool Daily Post: May 27, 1916)