The Sandon Hotel


Saturday, May 4 – 1940
The Sandon Hotel in Oakfield Road would be found to be connected prominently with football if ever the history of the game as made in Liverpool came to be chronicled. Everton F.C. became a power there, Liverpool F.C. had its birth there, and in the naughty 90’s when men ran off with trophies and that sort of thing, the Sandon was already the centre of a whirl of football excitement. At the gateway of Anfield Football Ground when the pitch was roped off and under the shadow now of mighty Spion Kop, the Sandon has always been a great sporting house, and mine host had to be a great man. Mr. Harry Danks, who retired this week after 14 years as manager there provided himself that.
(Liverpool Echo, 04-05-1940)

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