March 9, 1938
A Football Association Commission at the Midland Hotel, Derby, this afternoon, inquired into incidents in the F.A. Cup fourth round replay between Liverpool and Sheffield United, which took place at Anfield on January 26, and during which Eastham, the Liverpool inside forward, met with a serious knee injury.
The inquiry was held at the request of the Liverpool club. Members of the Commission were Mr. J. Husband (treasurer of the F.A.), Mr. T.H. Kirkup, Mr. C.E. Sutcliffe, and Mr. S.F. Rous (secretary).
Sheffield United were represented by Mr. W.E. Parker (chairman of directors), Mr. H. Blacow Yates, Mr. J.E. Davison (manager), and the player Freddie Jessop, formerly of Derby County.
Liverpool’s party consisted of Mr. William John Harrop (chairman), Mr. William McConnell (director), Mr. R. Watson Jones (surgeon), Mr. George Kay (manager), Mr. John Charles Rouse (assistant secretary), the players Nieuwenhuys and Eastham; and of those present at the game, Mr. Butterfield, of the Liverpool Football Association, Mr. Ike Robinson, Mr. C.F. Jackson (an ex-referee), and Mr. G.H. Paulton.
Mr. S. McKenzie, the referee of the game, was in attendance.
(Derby Daily Telegraph, 09-03-1938)