THE WEEK THAT WAS
21 - 28 December
December 21, 1946: Swindon travel to QPR for a Division Three South match by train but it is foggy. They complete the journey by trolley bus and, to cap it all,lose 7-0. December 21, 1981: Not Bradford Bradford Cityaand Not-tingham Forest want to beat the terrible weather so they arrange to play a match in Jersey, but it is a cancelled cancelled becauseof a waterlogged pitch! December 24, 1892:A good reason why no games are played on Christmas Eve – thethe Second Division match between Walsall and Bootle attracts just 500 spectators!
December 25, 1940: Alot of players play two games over Christmas during WW2, but Len Shackleton plays for Bradford PA the against Leeds in Leeds in the
morning and then Brad-ford City v Huddersfield in the afternoon. December 25, 1954: Threedifferent Rochdale players scored own goals in a 7-2 defeat at Carlisle. December 26, 2009: Stuart Pearce offers to sponsor the number three shirt that he used to wear for the next ten years at his first clubWealdstone. December 27, 1960: Ply Ply-4mouthmouthbeatCharlton6-beat Charlton 6-4 to avenge the defeat they suffered by the same club and by the same scoreline the day before.