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    Default 6 September 1913

    Arsenal played their first League match at Highbury and beat Leicester Fosse 2-1. They had moved from Plumstead during the close season and also dropped "Woolwich" from their title.

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    Default 6 September 1923

    Tottenham Hotspur signed Jack Elkes, a tall inside forward from Southampton who later became a very good class centre half. Began with Birmingham in 1919 and joined Southampton during 1922-23. Spent six years with Spurs before being transferred to Middlesbrough and had a final top grade season, 1933-34, with Watford. During his career he played in 371 League matches and scored 74 goals.

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    Default 6 September 1930

    Tom Waring, Aston Villa centre forward scored 4 goals for the second successive home match, firstly against Manchester United and then against West Ham United. Joined Villa from Tranmere Rovers in February 1928 and was the idol of Villa Park until he moved to Barnsley in the summer of 1935. Played in 214 League games for the club and scored 159 goals including a record 49 in 39 matches in 1930-31. His career lasted until 1939 and from Barnsley he moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers, Tranmere Rovers and Accrington Stanley and retired with a final League haul of 243 goals.

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    Default 6 September 1965

    Len Allchurch, Sheffield United's former Welsh international winger, transferred to Stockport County. The younger brother of Ivor he made his debut for Swansea Town in 1953 and moved to Bramall Lane in March 1961. First international was in April 1955 and won 10 more caps up to 1965. To the end of 1965-66 he had played in 418 League games and scored 86 goals.

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    Chesterfield beat Accrington Stanley 3-0 on this day in 1952, thanks to a Dennis Westcott brace and a Walter Harrison penalty, but of greater significance was Dave Blakey’s return to the club at the end of his two years of National Service. From this game on, he played in 244 consecutive Football League games for Chesterfield, keeping his place until injury prevented his lining up on November 30th, 1957.

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