April 17, 1929
Another “grand old Scot” in English football is Donald Mackinlay, the Liverpool back. Twenty years ago, when Donald was only 19 years of age, he left a junior club in the West of Scotland and joined Liverpool.
All these 20 years he has given good and faithful service to the Merseyside club and it is no wonder that they regard him as one of the best – if not the very best – servant they have ever had. Donald has had no fewer than three benefits from the club.
But now Donald’s football days are over. At least, he is severing his long association with Liverpool at the end of the present season, and the club is to mark his retiral by giving him a sum of money in lieu of fourth benefit.
Donald, who had had a few games with Liverpool’s first team this season, is by no means sure that he too old at forty. And there are shrewd judges of footballers who agree with him.
(Evening Telegraph: April 17, 1929)