THE WEEK THAT WAS

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - FRANK GRANDE

21-27 Septem­ber

Septem­ber 21, 1996: Brad­ford City pa­rade the old­est mas­cot ever in their game v Bolton Wan­der­ers in 90-yearold Harold Far­nell. Septem­ber 22, 1973: Ken­neth Ran­dall misses a penalty for Notts County v Portsmouth but it has to be re-taken. Don Mas­son re­places Ran­dall but also misses. It has to be re­taken for a third time, but Brian Stubbs misses too! Septem­ber 23, 2002:The Scot­tish Ref­er­ees’ As­so­ci­a­tion signs a £1m spon­sor­ship deal with Spec­savers! Septem­ber 24, 1949: Peter Des­mond plays for Mid­dles­brough re­serves v Hor­den Col­liery; three days ear­lier he was in the Repub­lic of Ire­land team that beat Eng­land 2-0. Septem­ber 25, 1988: Gold­stone Ground, home of Brighton, boasts its big­gest crowd of the sea­son –15,000 for a Ro­man Catholic ser­vice! Septem­ber 26, 1972: Carlisle’s flood­lights are in­stalled prior to their match v Black­pool but the 3.5 Kilo­watt mer­cury bulbs blind mo­torists on the M6 over two miles away and have to be ad­justed. Septem­ber 27, 1973: After lead­ing Ben­fica to the Por­tuguese cham­pi­onship for two con­sec­u­tive sea­sons man­ager Jimmy Ha­gan leaves after a dis­pute with the board over eam se­lec­tion for Euse­bio’s ben­e­fit match.

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