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This is a discussion on 15 October within the October forum, part of the On This Day in History category; Hull City signed two goal scoring forwards, Bob Crosbie from Bradford and Alf Ackerman from Norwich City, who had had a previous spell with the ...

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    Default 15 October 1953

    Hull City signed two goal scoring forwards, Bob Crosbie from Bradford and Alf Ackerman from Norwich City, who had had a previous spell with the club. Crosbie made his debut for Bury in 1948 and moved to Bradford during 1949-50 for a fee of 12,000. Signed for Grimsby Town during the 1955 close season and his best season was his first with that club when he scored 35 goals for the side which won the Third Division North. Left the League scene in 1957 with the record of 144 goals in 273 matches. Alf Ackerman, a South African, joined Clyde in 1947 and was transferred to Hull in 1950 and after a successful season moved to Norwich. His second spell at Boothferry Road lasted two years and then he moved on to Derby County, Carlisle United in 1956 and Millwall in 1959. In 1961 he became player manager to Southern League club, Dartford. In League football he had scored 219 goals in 407 matches.

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    Default 15 October 1958

    In their first ever international with Spain, Northern Ireland were beaten 6-2 in Madrid. Irish team: Uprichard (Portsmouth); Keith and McMichael (Newcastle United); Blanchflower (Tottenham Hotspur); Forde (Ards); Casey (Portsmouth); Bingham (Luton Town); Cush (Leeds United); McParland (Aston Villa); McIlroy (Burnley); Tully (Celtic). The Irish Coals were scored by Wilbur Cush and Jimmy McIlroy.

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    Default 15 October 1887

    Preston North End beat Hyde 26-0 in a F.A. Cup-tie, which is regarded as the
    highest score in English first class football.

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    Default 15 October 1934

    Manchester United signed Wrexham's Welsh international centre forward, Tom Bamford. In six years with the Third Division club he had scored 175 goals in 204 League matches including the club record of 44 in 1933-34. Won a Second Division medal with United in 1936 and, moved to Swansea Town in 1938, the War in 1939 ending his first class career after only one season at Vetch Field. His final total was 244 goals in 338 matches and four Welsh caps in 1931 and 1932.

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    Default 15 October 1949

    Jackie Milburn of Newcastle United became the first England player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup qualifying match. England beat Wales
    4-1 in Cardiff, and although the match was part of the Home International Championship it also doubled as a World Cup Qualifier.

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