Friday, January 12 – 1917
Mr. J. McKenna, president of the English Football League, occupied the chair at a meeting of that body in Manchester to-day.
The chief business before the gathering was the suggestion of Bury with regard to the pooling of gates. At the annual meeting of the League, prior to the opening of the season, the Bury club proposed and Oldham Athletic seconded that all gates this season should be pooled. This was strongly opposed by Liverpool and other clubs, and it was in the end decided that the season should be run as formerly.
Bury has, however, gone considerably into arrear financially, and to-day they invited the attendance of Rochdale, Bolton, Southport, Oldham Athletic, Stockport, Blackpool, and Preston to a conference on the subject.
(Manchester Evening News, 12-01-1917)