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This is a discussion on 8 September within the September forum, part of the On This Day in History category; Matt Bell, a highly competent Hull City full back, made his League debut against Stoke. He gave the club twelve years of service appearing in ...

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    Default 8 September 1919

    Matt Bell, a highly competent Hull City full back, made his League debut against Stoke. He gave the club twelve years of service appearing in 394 League games. Transferred to Nottingham Forest in 1931 he had three more seasons as a player, 85 League games, before having a couple of years as trainer-coach to the club.

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    Willie Thornton appointed manager of Partick Thistle in succession to the late David Meiklejohn. From 1936 to 1954 he was a Rangers' centre forward and made his debut at the age of 16. Scored 137 League goals in 219 matches and won 4 Championship, 2 Scottish Cup and 2 League Cup medals as well as 7 Scottish caps. Had first experience of management with Dundee. Was awarded the Military Medal in 1943 when serving with the Scottish Horse in Sicily.

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    Newcastle United transferred George Lowrie, a Welsh international inside forward, to Bristol City, 18 months after paying 18,000, a high fee for the time, to Coventry City. Chiefly because of injury he played in only 12 games for the Geordies scoring 7 goals. Came to the fore during the War and played for Wales in two 'Victory' internationals 1945-46. Spent two years with Bristol City before returning to Coventry and left League soccer in 1953. In post-war League games he scored 82 goals in 142 matches and but for injury would have had a better record. 5 caps for Wales between 1947 and 1949.

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    In the 9 matches played in the Scottish First Division only one home side, Dundee United, won, three home teams failed to score and the other six only managed one apiece. Three away teams managed two goals and none of the teams scored as many as three goals.

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