September 2, 1939
I was happy to renew acquaintance on Wednesday evening, at the Middlesbrough game at Anfield, with Mr. Willie Sloan, Liverpool’s Scottish scout, who is on holiday here and is staying with Director Walter Henry Cartwright. It was Mr. Sloan who brought along John Easdale and George Paterson to Liverpool, as well as other good promising Scottish material.
He told me that he has never seen Liverpool beaten at Anfield in the past twelve years, during which time he has watched many games here every season. That being so, I reckon Liverpool might do worse than sign him on as a permanent mascot.
The Reds are fortunate in having a man of his calibre to represent them up north. Unlike some, he is not in the game for what he came out of it, and puts in a lot of good work on Liverpool’s behalf without thought of reward.
(Liverpool Echo: September 2, 1939)