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5 Results and table
The Leeds City side that began the 1917/18 campaign, the third
organised under wartime conditions, showed few changes from that
which ended the previous season. Their five guests from the North
East, Billy Hampson, Harry
Sherwin, Bob Hewison, Jack Peart and Clem Stephenson, continued
to form the core of the side and the Northampton Town outside-right,
Corporal P J Barrett,
was the only genuine newcomer.
Tommy Lamph had returned from a season spent assisting Rotherham,
Willis Walker was making his first appearance in goal since January
and Jack Hampson his first since March. Tom
Cawley and Stan Robinson
completed the eleven, having played a handful of games between
them in the closing weeks of the previous season. Inside-left
Arthur Price, on holiday in Lincolnshire, was the one notable
absentee on the opening day.
The first game of the season, on 1 September, was against The
Wednesday in Sheffield, but the normal enthusiasm for the start
of a new season was somewhat muted, as noted in the match day
programme. "The strain on football organisations is severe, and
the loyal and whole hearted support of followers of the game is
required more than ever. The decision to keep football going has
been justified, although it has entailed endless worry, hard work
and, in the majority of cases, financial loss. But it has provided
a wholesome recreation for thousands of munition workers and soldiers,
raised big sums for charity; and contributed to the cost of the
war through the entertainment tax."
The City directors had originally announced that they would not
be competing at all because of the travelling expenses involved
and had only confirmed their agreement to continue operations
in the Midland Principal Tournament three weeks earlier after
strenuous appeals from the League Management Committee. Understandably,
the players were a little rusty when the game commenced, City
enjoying what benefit there was to be derived from the strong
The Peacocks had the one dangerous effort in the first half hour
with Robinson's shot being diverted by Wednesday keeper Cooper.
The same player shot into the keeper's hands when he led three
forwards in an assault on the Sheffield goal and the game remained
scoreless at the break.
Two minutes after the resumption, City opened the scoring with
their third attack of the half. Peart drove in fiercely from close
range and Cooper could only slow the pace of the ball as it bounced
on into the net. Robinson nearly doubled the advantage a minute
later, but City had some defending to do, surviving a penalty
appeal, before ending victors by a single goal.
Clem Stephenson was the best man on show, steering the course
of the game and exhibiting great control of the ball, with admirable
support from Cawley, Jack Hampson and Hewison.
The Football League had opted this season to arrange fixtures
such that the same clubs would face each other on successive Saturdays,
and City thus hosted Wednesday at Elland Road on 8 September.
Though Tom Cawley had signed professional forms for City in 1914,
he had spent most of the war assisting Wednesday; he switched
allegiances for the game, added to the Sheffield ranks in a bid
to strengthen an attack which had been weak at Hillsborough. Arthur
Price replaced him in the City eleven, which was otherwise unchanged.
It was Price who scored the first goal after ten minutes. After
referee Coward dismissed a penalty claim, the inside-left worked
a decent position for himself and fired home left footed. The
goal settled City, and they had an effort disallowed when Peart
drove into the net after an indirect free kick was given against
the goalkeeper for taking too many steps. However, it was the
fortieth minute before they added to their total, Robinson setting
up Stephenson for the second goal. Robinson also made the third,
playing in Price who made it 3-0 at the interval.
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City had things much their own way in the second half: Robinson
was again the architect when Leeds claimed the fourth goal, centring
for Peart to head home five minutes from the end and then Barrett
completed a 5-0 victory. The Leeds Mercury reported: "There
could be no disputing the merit of the points which were the outcome
of artistic passing and forceful shooting… The City always played
like a team confident of victory. The forwards, well-supported
by the half-backs, dominated the situation practically all through.
Peart's distribution was well-nigh perfect, and the whole time
outplayed with rapidity and ease."
With Willis Walker absent on naval duties the following week,
Blackburn keeper Alf Robinson
stepped up for City's visit to Bradford City, the only change
in the Leeds eleven.
City were outstanding in the first half and after twenty minutes
were two up. Billy Hampson
drove home low from a corner kick and when Bradford keeper Suter
dropped a Robinson centre, Clem Stephenson promptly slipped the
ball home. The home side pulled a goal back just before the break
when centre-forward Cooper, a guest from Newcastle United, ran
through to score.
Early in the second half, referee Shallcross had to warn players
from both sides after there was a display of ill feeling. The
official's intervention had little impact: on the hour, Bradford's
George Wild was sent off after kicking an opponent. Nonetheless,
the ten men of Bradford rallied strongly. Cooper equalised a quarter
of an hour from the end and then Fox scored for the ten men to
end Leeds' unbeaten start.
That was a rare setback in the opening weeks and seven days later
later the Peacocks beat Bradford 4-0 in the return fixture at
Elland Road, thanks to a hat trick from Arthur Price after Jack
Peart had opened the scoring.
They won a further four games on the bounce, scoring sixteen
goals and conceding none, with Peart
responsible for five of the scores. Best victory was the 6-0 trouncing
of Rotherham County on 6 October.
Price opened the scoring on the half hour with a fierce drive,
and Peart quickly added a second from an Ernie Goodwin cross.
It was left winger Goodwin's first appearance of the season and
just before the break he added the third goal following a dribble
through the County defence.
City took their foot off the gas at that stage, and Rotherham
left winger Billy Hibbert, who would play for City a few months
later, came close to a goal. Hewison was the next goalscorer,
driving home from more than thirty yards. Price got his second
three minutes from time and Peart completed his own brace a couple
of minutes later.
Leeds' 4-0 victory at Lincoln City a fortnight later took the
Elland Road men second in the table, a point behind leaders Sheffield
By now Bob Hewison had moved up to half-back with Jack Hampson
injured, and Leeds-born Fred Baines
established himself as Billy Hampson's partner at full-back, while
Billy's younger brother Tommy took over in goal. Later in the
campaign, the number of Hampsons in City's ranks would swell to
five with the appearances of Walker Hampson, brother to Billy
and Tommy, and Jack's
brother E Hampson, who had
played with him at Northampton.
City's impressive advance was stayed on 27 October when they
were held to a 2-2 draw at home by bottom club Grimsby Town. Leeds
gave debuts on their right flank to Corporal
Walter Grant of the Gordon Highlanders and young Billy Kirton.
Grimsby had attained just one point from their previous six games
and had been expected to be mere cannon fodder, but they played
above themselves, taking a two-goal lead through Goodfellow and
Hollings. According to the Mercury, "The Leeds City's forwards
entirely lacked their usual power and judgement until near the
interval, when Peart scored from a shot which Sutcliffe had no
chance of stopping. Leeds City also forced two corners which,
although well placed, were smartly checked by the Grimsby backs.
"Grant of Aberdeen and Kirton, a North Eastern League player,
who played on the right, were given few opportunities in the first
half, but in the second half they were prominent in all the Leeds
City attacks. It was from a fine pass by Grant that Peart was
able to equalise, and although Kirton made several praiseworthy
efforts to score the Grimsby defence proved too good for him."
A week later, Leeds had their revenge, earning a 4-0 victory
at Grimsby, with Arthur Price getting two of the goals to take
his tally to nine from nine appearances.
The Yorkshire Post: "Leeds City made ample amends at Grimsby
for the surprise draw which the Town team recorded the previous
week at Elland Road. It was a well-merited success, too, though
the score was perhaps more emphatic than the run of play warranted.
The City were unquestionably the better balanced and more polished
side, but Grimsby played so strongly that they could not score,
and there was every prospect of the game finishing goalless when,
in the course of an exciting struggle beneath the home crossbar,
Robinson found a loophole in the defence and drove the ball home.
The Town never recovered from this reverse.
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"On the other hand it acted like a tonic on the City raiders,
who attacked with such skill and vigour that three other goals
were piled on in four minutes. City's defence was excellent all
through, but most of the credit of the success must be given to
the intermediate men, who alike in attack and defence were fine.
Lamph played brilliantly, and Hewison and Sherwin were in good
form. The forwards were
fast and kept play open, with long, accurate passes, which harassed
the home defenders sorely. Sutcliffe was the most prominent man
in the home ranks, his goal keeping up to the time of the collapse
Elsewhere that afternoon, Birmingham defeated Sheffield United,
leaving Leeds City topping the table by virtue of a superior goal
On 10 November, Elland Road welcomed that same Birmingham side.
Jack Hampson returned for his first appearance in eight games
and exhibited his versatility by playing at outside-right, partnering
Clem Stephenson, himself playing his first game in three weeks.
Jack Peart opened the scoring for Leeds in the tenth minute,
hooking home a volley after Hewison had chipped the ball into
the Birmingham area. Hampson had a goal disallowed in the second
half for offside and then Price struck the post with Birmingham
down to ten men after losing Claude Jephcott. The Midlanders put
up a strong rearguard action and City were glad to secure the
They could not repeat the success the following week and went
down 3-1 at St Andrews before a crowd of 26,000.
Again, though, City showed their resilience by setting off on
a run of seven straight victories, commencing against Notts County
on 24 November. The Yorkshire Post: "Leeds City achieved
their victory of 2-0 over Notts County much more easily than the
score would appear to indicate. As a matter of fact, they were
attacking three parts of the game, and, in defence, the steadiness
of their backs, W Hampson and Baines, was sufficient to cope with
any chance development to which the high wind gave rise.
"The City were manifestly superior in all departments and it
was only the tricks of the gale which prevented them winning by
a much more decisive margin. Combination was discounted to a large
extent by the wind, which blew the ball about in eccentric fashion,
but the individual cleverness and resource of such players as
Stephenson, Peart and Hewison gave the home team a commanding
advantage, and proved the deciding factor. Corporal Grant, an
Aberdonian from a Yorkshire military camp, made his second appearance
in the City forward line - this time on the left wing - and whilst
his judgement left something to be desired, he showed dashing
qualities which put the visitors' defence in many a tight corner."
City completed the double over County by beating them 4-2 on
their own ground on 1 December, the points taking them level with
Sheffield United at the top of the table as the Blades lost 3-1
at Huddersfield. The two teams had opened out a clear five-point
lead over the chasing pack with half the games played, and City
moved two clear of their rivals a week later. With four Hampsons
in their team on 8 December, they won 4-3 at Barnsley while Sheffield
lost 2-0 at Bradford Park Avenue.
City had dropped just five points from fifteen games played and
boasted a goals record of 46-13. Jack Peart scored twice at Barnsley
to take his season's tally to 16, while Arthur Price had ten to
his credit. For City loyalists, this was beyond their wildest
dreams; nothing seemed beyond their favourites, with their brand
of free-flowing, attacking football.
On 15 December, Barnsley put up a remarkably good fight in the
Elland Road return, given that they were without three of their
best players in Wigmore, Donkin and Keenlyside and had to rely
on three substitutes picked up locally. Nevertheless, City were
the better side, adapting well to the heavy conditions. They went
close several times before Barnsley snatched a shock goal to open
the scoring on the half hour, Roe scoring from a perfect centre
by Birks. City levelled within five minutes through Peart and
then went ahead when Hewison followed up after an unsuccessful
effort by Stephenson. There were no further goals with City dominating
to secure the 2-1 victory in semi-darkness.
City's Christmas Day game with Huddersfield Town at Elland Road
was even for the first quarter of an hour; then Price put Leeds
ahead and Sherwin doubled their lead from the penalty spot. Hewison
completed the 3-0 victory in the second
City won 3-1 in the Boxing Day return to retain their leadership
of the division.
Sheffield United beat Barnsley 3-0 on 29 December to draw level
on points with City, who had the day off and now had two games
in hand on their rivals. They faced Hull at Anlaby Road on 5 January,
the home side undefeated on their own enclosure since 22 September.
Welsh full-back Harry Millership of Blackpool, had made his City
debut on Christmas Day, and was recalled for the game; following
a sound performance against the Tigers he would miss just three
games in the rest of the campaign.
Half-beck Edelston deputised in goal for Hull and the handicap
was crucial, the stand in making no effort to stop the first goal,
scored by Price after twelve minutes. He improved thereafter but
was unable to prevent Clem Stephenson completing a 2-0 victory
in the second half.
Even when Hull managed a 3-1 victory at Elland Road on 12 January,
Leeds remained a couple of points clear of Sheffield United, though
they had exhausted their games in hand. It was City's first home
reverse, but they completed the ninth victory on their travels
when they secured a 4-2 victory against Leicester Fosse a week
later, with two goals from Tom Cawley and other efforts from Harry
Sherwin and Clem Stephenson. The victory ensured they maintained
their place at the head of the table.
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The Peacocks went even better the following week against Fosse
at Elland Road, running out 4-0 victors, as reported by the Leeds
Mercury: "The first half was keen and fast, and Leicester
Fosse put up a remarkably good fight until Price scored from a
corner kick taken by Cawley. Leeds City deserved the goal, which
came as a reward of admirable perseverance. For thirty minutes
they practically kept Leicester Fosse on the defensive, but it
was in front of their own goal that Leicester were seen at their
"The entire Fosse defence held out magnificently for half an
hour against a clever, formidable vanguard. The half-backs seemed
thoroughly conversant with the methods of the Leeds City forwards,
and intercepted many passes. Draycott and Gettins, behind, tackled
fearlessly and cleared with power. They could not, however, altogether
cope with the individual smartness of Leeds City forwards, who
got several good shots, only to find Bown consistent with the
rest of the defence. Leeds City, however, pursued their task with
skill and confidence, and scored again through Peart before the
interval, following a movement in which excellent understanding
was a prime feature.
"Play in the second half slackened down and there were times
when the Leicester Fosse forwards - who altogether gave a very
moderate display - did as well as those of Leeds City. The Leicester
defence, however, showed signs of their earlier strain, and gradually
lost their grip on the game. After a tricky piece of work on the
part of Hewison, Goodwin added a third goal, and after Peart had
missed an open goal, Clem Stephenson scored the fourth goal, following
a cleverly engineered movement in which the half-backs combined
With Sheffield United losing by a single goal at home to Hull,
the victory served to extend City's leadership of the division
to four points.
When City hosted Nottingham Forest on 2 February, they were able
to field the celebrated Sunderland and England forward Charlie
Buchan on the right wing.
Forest were not so blessed, and at one time it seemed their side
would consist of seven men and a substitute drawn from the crowd.
In the end, they managed to scrape together a full eleven, including
City winger E Hampson. The mist was so dense that it seemed the
game might not even commence and play was limited to seventy minutes.
The first half ended without a goal but immediately upon the
resumption, Forest defender Wightman deflected an Ernie
Goodwin cross past his own keeper.
Buchan wrapped up the points near the end, capitalising on good
play by Arthur Price to break down the right and fire left footed
past keeper Johnson. The Mercury described Buchan as "certainly
the best of the Leeds City forwards, and it was his skilful touches
and expert command in the City raids, that turned the failing
power of the City attack".
City were hopeful that Buchan would continue to assist their
cause but that was his only appearance for the club; he would
go on to enjoy huge success under Herbert Chapman at Arsenal.
Jack Peart scored the only goal of the game when the two sides
met a week later at the City Ground. The Leeds Mercury:
"Both sides exhibited pace and enthusiasm, and while the wind
made the ball difficult to control, some brilliant football was
displayed. The winning of the toss made all the difference to
Leeds; they had the wind behind them, and at the end of eleven
minutes J Hampson made a brilliant solo run to finish with a centre
which left C Stephenson in possession half a dozen yards from
Johnson. Finding himself covered, however, by Jones, the inside-right
deftly touched the ball back to Peart, who found the mark with
an irresistible shot.
"Twice later Peart had possible openings, but he was carefully
shadowed by Wightman. Once, however, he was only inches wide with
a flying header. Forest had more of the game towards the interval,
but the City defence allowed them no room. Forest had to fight
every inch of the ground, and the only time T Hampson was troubled
was as the result of a sparkling shot from Burton.
"Peart led the attack wonderfully well, and Stephenson was a
great assistant. Both wingers were difficult to hold, but the
City's real strength was at half-back and full-back. Both defences,
in fact, were magnificent. Leeds, however, always held a distinct
advantage because of their superior attack. Towards the end Forest
rallied with vigour, and it was then that Hewison and Co were
seen at their best. Hewison was only just checked in time by Millership
on one occasion and while Forest's appeal for a penalty was in
vain, the honours were worthily won by a fine side."
City's preparations for the game had been disrupted by off field
disputes involving acting manager George Cripps.
When Cripps took responsibility for secretarial duties and then
assumed control of team selection after the temporary departure
of Herbert Chapman, it led to disagreements behind the scenes.
Chairman Joseph Connor and another director, J C Whiteman, had
heretofore selected the team and resented their authority being
usurped. Connor was also less than enamoured with the way that
Cripps handled the club's finances. In 1917, the book-keeping
duties were handed over to an accountants' clerk, but Cripps remained
in charge of the team and correspondence.
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The disharmony between Connor and Cripps caused friction with
the players, who had a low opinion of Cripps. Before the match
at the City Ground, Jack Hampson wrote to the directors threatening
that the players would go on strike if Cripps travelled with the
team. Fearful of the consequences of the action, Connor was able
to quell the dispute, but the tense atmosphere continued.
It was surprising that the players could keep their act together
so resolutely while such unrest simmered in the background.
City's only rivals for the title were Sheffield United, 2-1 victors
at Leicester, but City were now four points clear with four games
On 16 February, Leeds beat Bradford Park Avenue 2-1 with goals
from Tom Cawley and Clem Stephenson. The Yorkshire Post
was ecstatic: "Their performance on their own ground was worthy
of the reputation which they established for themselves in the
last two seasons. Indeed, the result … by no means represents
the extent of the winners' superiority. Actually, the City goalkeeper
was only called upon to handle the ball three times in the course
of the match, and the goal which Bradford scored near the finish
was a palpable fluke. For the rest, Leeds City absolutely dominated
"Their inside-forwards - Stephenson, Peart and Price - completely
overran the Bradford half-backs, and it was only the stout defence
of Blackham and Dickenson, backed by brilliant goalkeeping on
the part of Howling that saved Bradford from an overwhelming defeat.
Hewison, as ever, was a clever organiser of most of the attacks,
and the much-improved Cawley at right wing was concerned in both
the City goals, scoring the first himself, giving Stephenson the
chance of the other. J Hampson demonstrated his versatility by
playing a serviceable game at left wing, his display in that position
being much ahead of one or two performances which on an emergency
he has given on the City ground."
That same afternoon at Bramall Lane, Sheffield United were beaten
1-0 by Forest; it would now take a miracle for the Blades to overtake
City, though the two sides were pitted against each other in the
final two games of the season.
City made sure there would be no photo finish, beating Park Avenue
2-0 in Bradford on 23 February. They were somewhat fortunate to
secure the victory, having been outplayed in the first half and
could have been two or three down. But Harry Sherwin opened the
scoring from the penalty spot before the break and five minutes
after the restart Jack Peart scored his twentieth goal of the
season to secure both the points and the title.
On 2 March, Leeds faced Sheffield United at Bramall Lane before
a crowd of 18,000. For once City were second best, losing for
the first time in seven games to an outstanding Blades side.
Jack Hampson had been due to play on the left wing, but failed
to turn up and City had to enlist the services of Blades winger
Spratt, who was in the stadium, and had been featuring for Rotherham
The newcomer laid on an opening for Cawley after nine minutes
and when the first shot was partly cleared, Hewison hammered home
the rebound to put City ahead.
Sheffield equalised three minutes into the second half in a bizarre
fashion. City keeper Tommy Hampson came out to meet Blades centre-forward
Johnson as he ran through and when he blocked the shot it rebounded
off the hapless Hewison and into the net.
Seventeen minutes from the end, Sheffield won the game when Shearman
drove home a loose ball.
The Elland Road return kicked off half an hour late in front
of a crowd of 18,000. City found their form and won by way of
first half goals from Tom Cawley and Clem Stephenson. It was a
keenly-fought contest with Harry Millership and Blades half-back
Pantling both sent off.
The victory left City six points clear of Sheffield United and
confirmed them as the finest side in the section.
For this particular season, the Football League decided that
the winners of the Lancashire and Midland sections should meet
each other on a home and away basis for the privilege of being
crowned League champions. This was first suggested the previous
October, when the Emergency Committee of the Football Association
also proposed a modification of the rule prohibiting the award
of cups and medals during wartime. The decision was confirmed
in February with the proceeds earmarked for the National Football
In the Lancashire section, Stoke came through in the closing
stages of the campaign to overtake long time leaders Liverpool
and would be City's opponents in the two-legged play off.
Before then, Leeds had to complete six games in the Subsidiary
Tournament against Huddersfield Town and the two Bradford clubs.
Often there was an air of anti-climax about these end of season
affairs, but for once City carried their form through into the
They lost their first fixture, 4-2 at Huddersfield on 16 March,
but then quickly clicked back into gear. With Jack Peart unavailable,
Jack Hampson filled in at centre-forward at Leeds Road, but in
the Elland Road return, City had Newcastle
United centre-forward Rutherford leading the line. The player
missed two chances in the first half but played well and City
should really have been ahead long before Clem Stephenson scored
the only goal with ten minutes remaining.
Jack Hampson took up the centre-forward role again on 30 March
when City faced Bradford at Elland Road. Arthur Price scored
twice and Stephenson once as Leeds won 3-1.
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When the teams met a week later at Bradford, City had another
new centre-forward, Andy Wilson
of Middlesbrough, who had been playing North of the Border with
Hearts and who would later win full caps for Scotland. Also in
the side at full-back was Walker Hampson, brother to Tommy and
In a game played in incessant rain, Wilson had a goal disallowed
for offside in the first half and five minutes after the restart
he scored after being played in by Tom Cawley. Wilson quickly
added a second to secure the points.
Wilson led the line again, at home to Bradford City on 13 April,
but the game finished without a goal, as did the return a week
later at Valley Parade, with Jack Peart restored up front.
It was a drab finish to the tournament, but enough to see City
head the four-club table, a point clear of runners up Huddersfield.
With the play off games with Stoke scheduled for May, City kept
their hands in with a charity match against a combined Manchester
City and Manchester United team on 27 April. There was a crowd
of over 12,000 to witness the game which the Yorkshire Post described
as "fast and exciting".
City acquitted themselves well early doors, but the celebrated
Welsh international Billy Meredith gave the Mancunians a first
half lead and they went on to complete a 3-0 victory after the
On 4 May, City faced Stoke in
their first play off game at Elland Road. They had to take
the field without Clem Stephenson, called away by the military
and based now at Crystal Palace. Tom Cawley took Stephenson's
place at inside-right and England international Billy Hibbert
of Newcastle United and Rotherham County came in on the left wing.
In a well-contested game between two gifted sides, City took
the initiative in the first half with goals from Hibbert and Peart.
The Peacocks had to withstand some fierce second half pressure
from the Potters, but did so resolutely to preserve their advantage.
The same City eleven took the
field at the Victoria Ground on 11 May, but Bob Hewison limped
out of the action in the first half. The Peacocks consequently
had to fight a strong rearguard action as Stoke went onto all-out
attack. They withstood all that was thrown at them until twelve
minutes from the end, when they conceded a penalty which Parker
converted to set up a tense and exciting conclusion.
City were resolute, refusing to be breached a second time, and
saw out the game to earn a 2-1 aggregate victory which ensured
that they would carry off the crown of unofficial League champions.
It was a heart-warming climax to a season of phenomenal achievement
for Leeds City, confirming the newly-established status of a club
that had only been in existence for 14 years. The triumph would
go unmarked in the official records of the Football League, but
in the spring of 1918, City could congratulate themselves on having
reached the very pinnacle of the English game.
There were signs at the time that the First World War was drifting
to a conclusion. After remaining neutral until April 1917, the
United States finally threw themselves fully into support of the
Allies in the spring of 1918. The American contribution was decisive
in advancing the end of the conflict.
President Woodrow Wilson made his "Fourteen Points" speech to
the US Congress on 8 January 1918. The address was intended to
reassure the American public that the Great War was being fought
for a moral cause and for post-war peace
in Europe. Wilson followed with the "Four Principles" speech on
On 25 May, German U-boats appeared in US waters for the first
time and three days later American forces were victorious in their
first major action, at the Battle of Cantigny.
The Second Battle of the Marne, the last major German offensive,
began on 15 July. It failed when an Allied counter attack overwhelmed
the Germans, inflicting severe casualties, and this marked the
start of the Allied advance which ended with the Armistice in
Anticipating the coming of peace, the Football League held its
annual general meeting at the Grand Hotel in Manchester on 15
July. John McKenna, President of the League, opened proceedings
by making special reference to the defeat of the "vile conspiracy
that was running rampant all last season", ending in the successful
prosecution of a player for bribery. The Management Committee
made no recommendation as to the grouping of clubs for the new
Future Leeds City manager, Arthur
Fairclough, then secretary-manager of Huddersfield Town, suggested
that the Lancashire and Midlands Sections should be divided into
three for convenience of travelling, and that competitions should
be arranged up to Christmas, these to be duplicated if the war
continued after that period.
In the end, however, arrangements would remain as before for
1918/19, with City in a Midland
Section of sixteen clubs, followed by a Subsidiary Tournament
of four clubs from the West Riding.
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Part 5 Results and table