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This is a discussion on 8 October within the October forum, part of the On This Day in History category; Death of Ernest "Nudjer" Needham at the age of 60. He played for only one club - Sheffield United and was known as "the Prince ...

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    Default 8 October 1935

    Death of Ernest "Nudjer" Needham at the age of 60. He played for only one club - Sheffield United and was known as "the Prince of Half-backs". His career lasted from 1891 until 1910. Only 5'5" tall he was a terrier of tackler and an inspiring captain leading United to the League Championship in 1898 and 3 Cup Finals between 1899 and 1902 (winning two) . He won a total of 16 England caps between 1894 and 1902.

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    Tottenham Hotspur signed John White from Falkirk. Later known as the "Pale Ghost" he was one of the greatest inside forwards of his day. He was one of the principle architects of the three great years when the club won League and Cup 1961, F.A. Cup 1962 and European Cup Winners' Cup 1963. He was tragically killed in July 1964 when he was struck by lightening whilst sheltering on Enfield golf course. Began his career with Alloa Athletic and moved to Falkirk in 1957. He played 47 League games, and scored 15 goals for Falkirk and played 183 games and scored 41 goals for Spurs. His international career started in 1958 and he had played 22 times for Scotland at the time of his death.

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    Arsenal signed Frank Boulton, a goalkeeper from Bath City. He made his debut in 1937-38 and won a Championship medal that season. During the summer of 1938 moved to Derby County. After the War had four seasons with Swindon Town. He played in a total of 172 peace-time League games.

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    Bedford Jezzard, Fulham centre forward, scored 5 goals against Hull City at Hull. He played for Fulham from 1949 until an ankle injury sustained on the 1956 F.A. Tour of South Africa ended his career. He scored 153 goals for the club but strangely he never hit one in a F.A. Cup-tie.

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