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    Default 30 September 1933

    Arsenal signed Jimmy Dunne, Sheffield United's Irish international centre forward, for a fee of over 8,000. Came to England in 1925 to join New Brighton and very shortly afterwards moved to Bramall Lane. Had to wait until 1929 for a regular place and then scored over 100 goals in three seasons including the club record of 41 in 1930-31. Won a Championship medal in his first season at Highbury but thereafter played mostly in the reserves until he signed for Southampton in the summer of 1936. After two years at the Dell he returned to Ireland and Shamrock Rovers. In the Football League he scored 176 goals in 259 games and won 8 Irish caps between 1928 and 1933. He died shortly after the War when still in his forties.

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    Default 30 September 1960

    Death of Ephraim Rhodes at the age of 78. A fine full back in his day, he joined Brentford from Sunderland in 1908 and was a regular in their Southern League side until he moved to Crystal Palace just before the First War. Captained Palace when they became the first Third Division champions in 1921. When he retired from the playing field two years later he had appeared in over 300 matches - 89 in the Football League. He later had a spell as Brentford trainer.

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    Default 30 September 1958

    Manchester United appointed Johnny Aston, their former international, as club coach. Joined the club just before the Second War and was a team regular afterwards and a member of the Cup winning side of 1948. At that time he was a full back but later had a successful period as centre forward. Illness cut short his career in 1954 when he had played in 253 League matches and scored 29 goals. He appeared in 17 internationals for England between 1948 and 1950.

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    Default 30 September 1964

    Jeff Astle, Notts County inside forward, signed by West Bromwich Albion for a fee of 25,000. Almost 6' tall he was a remarkably fine header of a ball. Turned professional with County in 1960 and made League debut a year later. He played in 103 League games for that club and scored 32 goals. To the end of 1965-66 he had scored 28 goals in 60 games for Albion, including a spell in September 1965 when he scored three hat-tricks in eight days.

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