May 16, 1939
Thirteen of the 15 Everton footballers who will play five matches on the Continent, during the next eleven days, left Lime-street Station, Liverpool, today. They were: Jock Thomson (captain), Ted Sagar, Billy Cook, Norman Greenhalgh, Maurice Lindley, Tom Watson, Torry Gillick, Stan Bentham, Bunny Bell, Alex Stevenson, Wally Boyes, Arthur Barber.
The other two players, Tommy Lawton and Joe Mercer, will join the party in Holland. Tlie Everton players were accompanied by directors Mr. E. Green (chairman), Mr. Bill Gibbins, Mr. G. Evans, and Mr. W. R. Williams, secretary Mr. Theo. Kelly, and trainer Harry Cooke.
We are looking forward to a memorable trip. All the players are well, and ate in the highest were the parting words of Mr. Theo. Kelly.
(Source: Evening Express: May 16, 1939; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited