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  • 1932 Jimmy Nibloe, burly Kilmarnock and Scotland full back, transferred to Aston Villa. Joined Killie in 1926 and won a Scottish Cup medal in 1929 when they surprisingly beat Rangers 2-0 in the Final. Moved on to Sheffield Wednesday in 1934 and won a FA Cup medal the following year. Retired in 1938 when he had played in 414 League games in Scotland and England. Gained 9 Scottish caps between 1929 and 1932.
  • 1937 George Mutch, diminutive inside forward of Manchester United, transferred to Preston North End. At the end of his first season with the club he scored a goal in the last minute of extra time in the Cup Final to give North End a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town. Joined United in the summer of 1934 from Scottish Second Division club Arbroath. After the war he had a season with Bury and another with Southport. Won a Second Division medal with Manchester United in 1936, when he was top scorer with 21 goals and played for Scotland against England in 1938. Appeared in 227 peace-time League games and scored 81 goals.
  • 1964 Billy MacAdams, former Irish international centre forward, transferred from Brentford to Queens Park Rangers. Played in Irish football with Distillery and came to England in December 1953 to sign for Manchester City. Missed almost two years, 1955-57, due to injury and illness and at one time it was thought he would never play again. Came back in 1957-58 and moved to Bolton Wanderers in September 1960 as successor to Nat Lofthouse. Fifteen months later joined Leeds United and signed for Brentford during the 1962 close season. Was their joint top scorer when they won the Fourth Division championship in 1963. Barrow signed him on a free transfer in the summer of 1966. To that time he had played in 289 League matches and scored 139 goals. Appeared in 15 internationals for Northern Ireland between 1954 and 1962 and scored 7 goals.