Chelsea to pay £8 for demobilised stars


Saturday, August 4 – 1945
Football League clubs have received instructions from the Football Association that they may give agreements to demobilised players offering their full-time services. Chelsea, South Cup holders, are the first to state publicly that they intend to pay the pre-war maximum wage to demobilised players coming out of the Services who do not wish to play part-time for the League maximum match fees of £4.
(Birmingham Daily Post, 04-08-1945)

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