Monday, May 29 – 1922
An English football player cannot now, be registered as a professional unless he receives not less than 10s a week during the period of his engagement, and clubs shall not be entitled to retain players whom they are prepared to pay at the rate of £260 a year instead of £312.
This was the decision come to by the English Football Association at their annual meeting yesterday.
The Association also disagreed with the proposal of the Scottish Football Association that a player should not be offside unless within 40 yards of the goal he is attacking, or, alternatively, that the number of players in the present law be reduced from three to two, so that a player could not be offside in his opponents’ half of the field if, when the ball was last played by a member of the attacking side, there were at least two opponents between him and the goal.
(Evening Telegraph, 30-05-1922)