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On this day in football history
- 1905 Albert Shepherd, Bolton Wanderers' centre forward and one of the outstanding personalities of his day, scored 4 goals against Nottingham Forest. He was to repeat this feat another six times in his career despite the fact that scoring 4 goals in a match pre-1914 was quite a rare occurence. He moved to Newcastle United in 1909 and then Bradford City in 1914 where he spent his last season. He only won two caps for England, but broken legs (one injury put him out of the game for 18 months when with Newcastle), and weight difficulties affected his selection. He won a Second Division medal 1909 with Bolton and a Cup Winner's medal the following season with Newcastle.
- 1927 Frank Froggart, Sheffield Wednesday centre half and captain of their 1926 Second Division championship team, was transferred to Notts County. He had been with Wednesday for six years and had four more with Notts County before joining Chesterfield. He moved to non-league Macclesfield in 1934 when he had played in 231 League games and scored 2 League goals. His son Redfern played for Sheffield Wednesday for 17 years from 1942, and was also capped by England.
- 1952 Jimmy Dunn, Wolverhampton Wanderers inside forward, transferred to Derby County. The son of Jimmy Snr. who was one of Scotland's Wembley Wizards of 1928, he signed for Wolves in 1941 and won a Cup medal in 1949. He left Derby for Worcester City in 1957. He had appeared in 180 peacetime League games and scored 55 goals.