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    Default 30 October 2003

    After <b>Preston North End</b> had beaten Queens Park 3-0 in the First Round of the F.A. Cup at Hampden Park, the crowd attacked James Rose, North End's inside right, in the dressing room. It was alleged that he had knocked out a Queens Park defender after he had been fouled from behind. The Queens Park officials had to smuggle him out of the ground in disguise.

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    Default 30 October 2003

    Death of <b>Dr. R.H. Mills-Roberts,</b> goalkeeper in the Preston North End team which won the first League Championship and the F.A. Cup in 1888-89. He also played for Bangor and Corinthians and between 1885 and 1892 appeared for Wales in 8 internationals.

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    Default 30 October 2003

    When <b>Kilmarnock</b> beat <b>Motherwell</b> 7-1 in a First Division match at Rugby Park, their goals were scored by seven players - Mason, Kerr, Richmond, O'Connor, Black, Brown and McIlroy. Motherwell's goal was scored by Roberts.

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    Default 30 October 2003

    <b>Herbie Roberts</b>, Arsenal centre half, carried off at the start of the second half of the match with Middlesbrough at Highbury. The injury not only ended his playing career but was mainly responsible for his early death in 1944. He had been a member of the Arsenal first team for ten years and was renowned as the first of the "policeman" centre halves who came into vogue following the change in the off-side law in 1925. He played in 297 League games for the club and won League and Cup medals. His only game for England was against Scotland in 1931.

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