These fixtures, as was
always the case, were made a year in advance. On this occasion, at
the Annual International Conference of Secretaries, on Saturday, 4 April
1914, at St. Enoch's Hotel, Glasgow.
At the International
Selection Committee of the FA meeting in London, on Monday, 12 October
1914, they decided to cancel all amateur International matches arranged
for the 1914-15 season. Trial Matches were arranged - England vs. The
North an Newcastle, 2 December, and England vs. The South at Chelsea, 18
January 1915; They confirmed the professional International matches that
were to be played, England vs. Ireland in Ireland, England vs. Wales at
Highbury and England vs. Scotland in Sheffield.
On Wednesday, 14 November
1914, it was the Football Association of Wales at their Consultative
Committee Meeting in Cardiff. They passed a resolution in consonance
with the proposition of the FA that in consequence of the war, the
international match between Wales and England should not be played this
On Thursday, 3 December
1914, a meeting of the four International Associations was held at
the offices of the FA in London, to consider the advisability of
continuing football during the war, and the result of the recent
conference between representatives of the FA and Harold Tennant, the
Under Secretary of State for War.
The meeting was presided over by
Charlie Clegg, the Chairman of FA. The private meeting lasted over six
hours with the resulting statement being released:-
"To recommend to
each National Association that the International matches for this season
should be abandoned...." The resolution will be submitted to a full
meeting of the Council of the FA next week.
Indeed, at the meeting of
the FA Council on Monday, 7 December, the decision to abandon the
international series was confirmed.
At the FA Council meeting
in Blackpool, Monday, 19 July 1915, it was confirmed that no
International ties would be played during the 1915-16 season.