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On this day in football history

  • 1959 Watford appointed Ron Burgess as manager. One of the finest Welsh wing-halves of all time he joined Tottenham Hotspur in 1936 and made his debut in February 1938 at Norwich. After the War he captained Spurs to their successive Second and First Division Championships in 1950 and 1951. He first represented Wales in unofficial matches during the War and when peacetime football resumed he was an automatic choice until 1954 making 31 appearances. He was given a free transfer in the summer of that year and joined Swansea Town first as a player and then as manager. His appointment at Watford lasted until June 1963.
  • 1959 Jesse Carver resigned as Tottenham Hotspur coach after only four months in the job. A former Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United centre-half he was looked upon as one of the finest managers on the continent in the post-war era having managed six Italian sides and the Dutch national side as well as a short spell at Coventry City. As a player he made 213 League appearances between 1931 and 1939.
  • 1966 Death of Albert Evans at the age of 90. He was the last surviving member of the Aston Villa team which won the League and Cup double in 1896-97. A good left-back he also played for West Bromwich Albion during a career which lasted from 1896 until 1908 and included four broken legs; itself an injury record until after the Second War.