The Football League and the wage rule


Friday, November 29 – 1918
Mr. J. McKenna presided today over an important meeting of Football League officials at Manchester.
Mr. C.E. Sutcliffe said, in regard to the wage question, the Management Committee offered two resolutions.
(a) That 1915 regulations be continued pending a conference by the F.A.

(b) Pending that conference players and reserves to receive 2s 6d for each training night and 15s for match days.
This was the suggested scale of altered expenses, but Mr. Sutcliffe said he wanted players to be assured that clubs would not run away from their pledge of the past.

A suggestion that footballers should work in mid-week was not proceeded with. It was agreed that Victory Inter-League matches should be played with the Scottish League, half proceeds for Footballers War Fund.
Mr. McKenna said there was no chance of the F.A. granting a resumption of the Cup competition.
(Liverpool Echo, 29-11-1918)

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