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    Default 27 October 1927

    Arsenal signed Eddie Hapgood from Kettring Town. He developed into the finest left back of the inter-wars period. Later in his career he an inspiring Captain for both club and country. The Second World War marked the end of his first class playing career and he was appointed the manager of Blackburn Rovers in 1945. He played 393 League matches for the Gunners scoring 2 goals winning 4 Champinship medals and 2 FA Cup medals during his career. He appeared 30 times for England before the War and also appeared in 13 War Time Internationals.

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    Default 27 October 1966

    Death of Bobby Marshall at the age of 64. He became one of the finest inside forwards of his generation enjoying a career that lasted 20 years. He started his career at Sunderland in 1919, signed for Manchester City in 1928, ending his playing career at Stockport County for whom he signed in 1939. He appeared in two consecutive Cup Finals, winning one in 1934 and won a League Championship Medal in the 1936-37 season missing only 4 matches. After he finished playing he went on to manage Stockport County and Chesterfield. He played in a total of 512 League matches and scored 138 goals.

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    Default 27 October 1950

    Sunderland paid the first 30,000 transfer fee to Aston Villa for Trevor Ford, who was the current Welsh centre forward. He came to prominance in the transitional season of 1945-1946 scoring 41 goals for Swansea Town. Shortly after the resumption of League football in 1946 he signed for Aston Villa. He later moved to Cardiff City but was suspended for three years in 1958 after refusing to substantiate allegations made in a newspaper article. During his suspension period he played in Holland but did return to League football for 8 matches before joining Romford in the Southern League. He played a total of 349 League matches scoring 177 goals, and played 38 matches for Wales scoring 23 goals.

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    Default 27 October 1961

    Alex Dawson, Manchester United forward signed by Preston North End. He joined United in 1957 and was thrust into the limelight after the Munich air disaster. He played in two Cup finals, one for United and one for Preston losing on both occassions. He played 80 matches for United scoring 43 goals.

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    Default 27 October 1925

    Harold Hardy, the Stockport County goalkeeper was transferred to Everton. He is the only Stockport County player to have represented England. He had joined them in 1920 winning a Third Division North medal in 1922. He made his appearnce for England against Belgium in 1925. He moved to Bury in 1930 but left League football a year later. He played in a total of 295 matches.

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    Default 27 October 1962

    Mike Pinner, Englands Amateur International goalkeeper appeared for his 7th Football League club when he played for Leyton Orient against Tottenham Hotspur in a First Division Match. He had previously played for Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday, QPR, Manchester United, Chelsea and Swansea Town. He turned professional wityh Orient in 1963 and played as a professional for two seasons. He played in 86 League matches as an amateur and 58 as a professional. From 1954 to 1963 he had appeared in almost 50 amateur internationals

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