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    Default 23 September 1965

    Ernie Hunt, Swindon Town's England Under-23 centre forward, transferred to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Real name Roger though popularly known as Ernie, Town was his first club and he made his League debut during 1959-60. One of the brilliant youngsters who gained promotion to the Second Division in 1963 and it was during this season he played for the Under-23 against Rumania. He scored 83 goals for Swindon in 214 League matches and 10 in 31 games for Wolves in his first, incomplete season at Molineux.

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    Default 23 September 1957

    Death of Len Davies, great Cardiff City and Welsh international forward of the 1920s. First played for the Welsh club as an outside right in 1917 and then served in the Merchant Navy. Signed full time in 1919 and became the brains of the most successful Cardiff side in their history when they almost won the League Championship in 1924, poor Len missed a penalty at Birmingham on the last day of the season to deny them the honour, and went to Wembley in 1925 and 1927, taking the Cup out of England for the only time on the latter occasion. From 1922 until 1930 he was a regular in the Welsh teams and turned out in 21 internationals. A year later he joined Thames, then in the Third South and spent his last season with them. League record for Cardiff 303 matches and 126 goals; for Thames 27 games and 12 goals.

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    Default 23 September 1920

    Aston Villa suspended their centre half, Frank Barson, and inside left, Clem Stephenson, for two weeks for refusing to play against Bolton Wanderers and gave them one month to take up residence in Birmingham. Villa were enforcing a local residence policy for their playing staff at this time but the wrangle with these two great players was never resolved and led to both, and goalkeeper Sam Hardy, leaving the club. Barson moved to Manchester United, Stephenson to Huddersfield Town and Hardy to Nottingham Forest.

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    Default 23 September 1958

    Peter Wakeham, promising Torquay United goalkeeper, transferred to Sunderland. He had had five years with the West Country club but only established himself in 1957. Later moved to Charlton Athletic June 1962 and Lincoln City three years after that. Moved into non-league soccer with Poole Town in the summer of 1966 after he had played in 289 Football League matches.

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    Default 23 September 1983

    Pat Jennings, the Northern Ireland goalkeeper, became the first Irishman to represent his country in 100 matches when they played Austria. In the process he also became the first goalkeeper in Britain to achieve a century of caps. Northern Ireland won the match 3-1.

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