Wednesday, October 5 – 1938
Thirty years an official of one football club! That is the proud record of Mr George Patterson, secretary of Liverpool F.C.
Mr Patterson has served the club in several positions, assistant secretary, then secretary-manager, but latterly, owing to the increasing duties and a rather severe illness he had to give up the managerial duties which were taken over by Mr George Kay, and confine himself to acting as secretary.
During Mr Patterson’s long stay at Anfield Liverpool have won practically every honour except that of cup winners.
Many players who by their performances on the football field have become famous owe their position to Mr Patterson, whose foresight and ability to see the potentialities of young players was responsible for their becoming footballers.
(Sunderland Daily Echo, 05-10-1938)