International Football History and Statistics

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1929 FA and Football League accepted the registration of the name Sheffield Wednesday. Prior to this date they had been known simply as "The Wednesday". It was however, two years previously that the club had expressed the wish to make the change.
1935 Bradford paid a big fee for Aston Villa's 6' wing half Alex Talbot but he was only to play 6 matches for them. Had joined villa in 1923 from Hednesford Town and had represented the Football League. Played in 234 First Division games for Villa.
1951 England beat Australia 17-0 in the 'test' match in Sydney. Although not recognised as a full international, it was nevertheless the highest win at the time in any match between two teams representing their countries. The goals were shared between the forwards; Jackie Sewell scored 6, Ike Clarke 4, Jimmy Hagan and Frank Broome 3 each and Gordon Hurst 1.
1960 Willis Edwards left the staff of Leeds United after 35 years. He joined them in 1925 after two seasons experience with Chesterfield and became the best right half of his day. Played for England in 16 internationals between 1926-30. After the Second War joined the training staff and for a short time in 1947 acted as manager before reverting to the coaching staff. During his playing days made 519 appearances in the Football League, 451 for Leeds.