THE WEEK THAT WAS
Sep 8–Sep 13
September 8, 1973: Reading trainer Jimmy Wallbanks becomes the oldest person to be ‘booked’ at the age of 64 when he enters the field of play without the referee’s permission in the match against Hartlepool.
September 9, 1984:The Spanish League plays Amateurs and youth players in an effort to get fixtures played as the professionals go on strike.
September 11, 1973: Eddie Kelly of Arsenal, who pulled off his shirt and threw it at the bench after being substituted against Leicester three days earlier, runs out for the match with Sheffield United bare-chested.
September 12, 1919: After beating Newport away on the Thursday, the Watford team decide to stay over for their match at Swansea on Saturday but can’t find a hotel, so they sleep in railway waiting rooms.
September 13, 1958: At one stage of Swansea’s 5-0 victory over Sunderland, the ball is kicked out of the ground and later returned by an irate lady who claims it smashed two panes of glass in her greenhouse.
September 13, 1999: An allfemale set of officials, Wendy Toms, Janie Frampton and Amy Raynor, takes charge of the Conference match between Kidderminster and Nuneaton.