The Everton club dispute

"Play Up, Liverpool"

Monday, January 25 – 1892
Rival companies in the field.
Extraordinary development.

A few days ago it seemed inevitable that the decision arrived at by the members of the Everton Football Club last week would involve their early departure from the ground in Anfield-road.

Mr. John Houlding has repeatedly declined to reduce his rental of £250 per annum as long as the club are financially able to pay that sum; and as the general meeting last week decided only to offer him £180 a year, or in the event of his refusal to remove to Goodison-road, it appeared to be beyond doubt that the present tenancy, with all its historic associations, was virtually at an end.

And such would unquestionably have been the case had not Mr. Houlding promptly taken measures to form a new company and register it under the existing title, with the view of still carrying on…

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