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Paul Foster (soccer)

Paul Foster is an Australian former football player. His younger brother Craig Foster is a former Australian international. Playing as a striker, Foster debuted with South Melbourne FC before playing with Sunshine George Cross in the National Soccer League, he played for Avala. In 1994, Foster moved to Kitchee SC in Hong Kong before moving on a free transfer to Instant Dict FC, he came back to Australia and played for Northern Spirit FC and Brisbane Strikers in the National Soccer League. Hong Kong First Division League Top Scorer:1995–96,1996–97,1997–98

William Harbord (politician)

William Harbord, of Grafton Park, was an English diplomat and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1661 and 1690. Harbord was the second son of Sir Charles Harbord of Charing Cross, Surveyor General to Charles I, his second wife Mary van Aelst, daughter of Jan van Aelst of Kent, he entered Parliament in 1661 as member for Dartmouth, subsequently represented Thetford and Launceston. In 1672, Harbord became secretary to the Earl of the new Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Essex praised him as "a useful servant" and as a man of integrity, efficient in dispatching business, he lost the position on Essex's recall from Ireland in 1677. In the parliamentary debates of 1676–8 Harbord spoke against the alliance with France, pressed for the removal of all papists from the King's person, he was notoriously intemperate in speech, on one occasion he was warned not to disparage Charles II. Thereafter he took care to exclude the King from his attacks on the Government: "the King is the best man living, the furthest from Popery".

However he attacked the future James II: embittered by the death of his brother Charles at the Battle of Sole Bay in 1672, he made the absurd claim that James, as Lord Admiral, had betrayed the English fleet, was forced to withdraw the allegation. He was a firm believer in the reality of the Popish Plot, in concert with Ralph Montagu, whom he helped to get into Parliament, took an important part in the attack on the Earl of Danby; the revelation of Danby's secret dealings with France elated him to the point of hysteria: one historian has described his Commons speech on the subject as "ravings". His fear of assassination by the alleged plotters seems to have been genuine, he considered quitting England. In the parliament of 1679, in which he represented Thetford, he spoke against Danby's pardon, attacked John Maitland, 1st Duke of Lauderdale, was eager for the disbanding of the army, he was returned for the Oxford Parliament of 1681, was expected to play a crucial role, but the King dissolved it after only a week.

Leaving England on the accession of James II, Harbord served as a volunteer in the Imperial Army at Siege of Buda in 1686. He accompanied William of Orange on his invasion of England in 1688, the following year was made a Privy Counsellor, to the dismay of the Tory party, Paymaster of the Forces in Ireland, he returned to the Commons as member for Launceston. By now he has been described as an angry, embittered veteran, whose eloquence might win a debate, but prevailed on an actual vote. In one of his frequent lapses of political judgment, he moved that two of James II's judges be hanged for treason, a proposal, crushingly rejected. Harbord was made Vice-Treasurer of Ireland in 1690. After a considerable delay he went to Ireland but returned without leave within a few months, pleading ill-health, having achieved nothing, according to his enemies, but in making a considerable profit at the Army's expense from his office as Paymaster General of the Irish Forces, leaving the troops wholly out of pay.

He was nominated by the King as Ambassador to Constantinople on 2 November 1691, although William had taken a poor view of his conduct in Ireland. He left England on 9 November, arriving in Vienna on 8 March 1692 to mediate between Sultan Ahmed II and the Emperor Leopold I, but died in Belgrade of a malignant fever before reaching his posting in Belgrade on 31 July 1692. Harbord married twice. By his first wife, Mary Duck, daughter of Arthur Duck, whom he married in 1661, he had three daughters, Mary Harbord, who married Sir Edward Ayscough, Margaret Harbord, who married Robert King, 2nd Baron Kingston, Grace Harbord, who married Thomas Hatcher. Concise Dictionary of National Biography