Big sums in the pool


May 24, 1919
The returns of the 20 per cent. pooling scheme as applied by the League to the subsidiary competition provide a series of interesting comparisons. In the Midlands the clubs paid in altogether over £2,010, whilst each received as it share of the pool £125 13s., compared with £2,715 and £169 1s respectively in Lancashire, where the subsidiary games also counted in the County Cup. The League, however, has no financial interest in the semi-finals this afternoon or the final next week, the Lancashire FA having sole control.

The amounts paid in by the clubs under the pooling scheme – each club had three home games – are: –
Lancashire Section. – Blackburn Rovers, £177; Blackpool, £168; Bolton Wanderers, £151; Burnley, £319; Bury, £54; Everton, £210; Liverpool, £414; Manchester City, £363; Manchester United, £352; Oldham Athletic, £130; Port Vale, £117; Preston North End, £125; Rochdale, £64; Southport Vulcan, £49; Stockport County, £82; Stoke, £133.

Midland Section. – Barnsley, £84; Birmingham, £260; Bradford City, £159; Bradford, £163; Coventry City, £135; Grimsby Town, £68; Huddersfield, £57; Hull City, £79; Leeds City, £115; Leicester Fosse, £93; Lincoln City, £56; Notts County, £178; Nottingham Forest, £158; Rotherham County, £68; Sheffield United, £224, Sheffield Wednesday, £124.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: April 24, 1919)