June 2, 1924
Several alterations to rules were made by the Football League at a meeting held yesterday, the most important being those affecting the insurance of players and fines on clubs.
It was decided that clubs shall pay one per cent. of the gates to the League instead of a half per cent., as previously, this payment to cover the insurance of players. Clubs in both sections of the Third Division will be treated differently.
With regard to Rule 20 which states that each club shall play its full strength in all matches unless some satisfactory reason is given, it was decided that in the event of such explanation not being deemed satisfactory the Management Committee shall have power at their discretion “to inflict such a fine as they shall think fit.”
Previously the rule empowered “a fine not exceeding £150.”
The League Sanction Committee adjourned consideration of the proposed new league for reserve teams of Football League clubs.
(Daily Mirror: June 3, 1924)