January 17, 1951
There was a surprise ending yesterday to the latest chapter of the East Fife transfer “serial.” Manager Scot Symon travelled to Liverpool, understood to be on the trail of Manchester City’s Jimmy Alison. Instead he signed Frank Christie, Liverpool’s Anglo-Scottish wing half, at a fee of approximately £8,000.
East Fife made a bid for Christie at Carlisle last Thursday when Mr. Symon met Liverpool chairman George Alfred Richards and director Thomas Valentine Williams (T.V. Williams). At that meeting George Aitken and Charlie Fleming came into the discussion, but yesterday Mr. Symon made a straight bid for Christie and was successful.
Christie has made three appearances for Liverpool first team this season. He belongs to Scone, and his junior club was St. Johnstone Y.M. He played several games for Forfar Athletic.
George Aitken was not mentioned in yesterday’s talk, but my information is that Liverpool are still interested in Charlie Fleming, although no early development is expected.
(Source: Dundee Courier: January 18, 1951)