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This is a discussion on 2 September within the September forum, part of the On This Day in History category; Ken Taylor signed for Huddersfield Town. He later became a fine centre half and was spoken of as a likely England player at one stage ...

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    Default 2 September 1952

    Ken Taylor signed for Huddersfield Town. He later became a fine centre half and was spoken of as a likely England player at one stage of his career. Moved to Bradford early in 1965 after playing 271 League games and scoring 13 goals. Added another 30 games and 1 goal to his record whilst at Park Avenue and retired from League soccer at the end of 1965-66. Also an opening bat for Yorkshire who represented England in Test matches.

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    Default 2 September 1908

    Bob Blanthorne, Newcastle United centre forward, broke his leg ten minutes after the start of the First Division match against Bradford City. It was his debut for Newcastle and he never played in the first team again. Previously with Grimsby Town, he eventually moved to Hartlepools United.

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    Default 2 September 1955

    Dave Hickson, fiery Everton centre forward, transferred to Aston Villa. Made debut for the Goodison club in 1951 and for 13 years was one of the great soccer characters. Stayed at Villa Park for only a few months and then joined Huddersfield Town. In 1957 he returned to Everton and two and a half years later was transferred to great rivals Liverpool. Had a short spell with Bury early in 1962 and had a final two years in the League with Tranmere Rovers before going into Irish soccer and then the Lancashire Combination. Played in 405 League matches and scored 180 goals in that competition and 22 in the F.A. Cup.

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    Default 2 September 1963

    Aston Villa paid 40,000 for Arsenal winger Johnny McLeod, a similar sum to the one the London side paid Hibernian in June 1961. Was a professional with the Scots' club for four years and played for Scotland 4 times in 1960-61, when on their books. To the end of 1965-66 had scored 64 goals in 255 Scottish and Football League matches.

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