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  • 1901 L.R. Roose made his debut in the Football League playing for Stoke against Blackburn Rovers. He was one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, playing for many clubs, League and otherwise, wherever his doctor's practice might take him. He turned out for Aberystwyth, London Welsh, Stoke, Everton, Sunderland, Arsenal and Port Vale playing in 24 internationals for Wales between 1900 and 1911. He was killed in action during the Great War in France.
  • 1944 Birmingham added "City" to their title.
  • 1946 Arsenal included three amateurs in their League side which beat Stoke City 3-0 at Highbury. This is the highest number of amateurs playing in any one League match in the post-war period. The players were Bernard Joy, Dr. Kevin O'Flanagan and Albert Godmundsson, an Icelander who also managed to play for Rangers.
  • 1950 Rangers signed Billy Simpson, centre forward of Linfield. He had nine seasons with the club winning both Cup and League Championship medals scoringd over 150 goals for the club - 113 in the League, 14 in the Scottish Cup and 34 in the Scottish League Cup. He moved to Stirling Albion in 1959 but played very few matches for them and he later had a similar short spell with Partick Thistle. He played in 12 internationals for Ireland between 1951 and 1959.