June 24, 1943
“The future policy of Liverpool F.C. remains unchanged,” said Mr. Richard Lawson Martindale, chairman, at the 51st annual meeting of the club last night, when accounts showing a profit of £3,091 were adopted and a dividend of 7½ per cent was declared.
Mr. Martindale emphasized that the club would continue to develop its coaching plan, which had proved so successful, and in addition to providing their own young material would introduce guest stars.
“I think we fulfilled our promise of last year,” said Mr. Martindale, “for we won one championship and were runners-up in the other. Throughout our players played attractive football, scoring in every home game and in all except one of the away games. Yet for two seasons we have not been able to play the same team on successive weeks.”
Mr. Martindale paid tribute to the loyalty of the players, both their own and “guests,” the brilliant work of Manager George Kay and his staff and to supporters and to other clubs, who had never refused to loan them a player. Team selections was left to Mr. Kay and himself, and his fellow-directors had given him wonderful backing. Members of the “A” team found during the war made 167 appearances during last season, and Mr. Martindale said that the future of the club was assured.
Messrs. William McConnell, George Alfred Richards and Stanley Ronald Williams were re-elected to the directorate unopposed for a period of three years and Messrs. Simon Jude and West were re-elected auditors.
Mr. Kay spoke regarding the club’s future from the playing point of view, and tributes were made to the Press. One of the shortest and most friendly meetings the club has held for years.
(Evening Express: June 25, 1943)