THE WEEK THAT WAS
November 7 – 13
February 7, 1925: Albert Pape travelled with the Clapton Orient team to play Manchester United at Old Trafford. While there he was transferred to United, cleared by telephone and turned out for United, scoring in a 4-2 win. February 8, 1997: Doncaster Rovers top scorer Colin Cramb went in goal when the regular keeper was sent off in the 6-0 defeat by Chester City. He faced the resulting penalty and saved it. February 9, 1985:A match between Sheffield United and Oldham had to be postponed when an unexploded bomb was found in a nearby street where road works were taking place. February 10, 1973: Sheffield United substitute David Staniforth took over the linesman’s flag in his side’s 42 defeat by Chelsea after a linesman failed to appear. February 11, 1922: Alf Capper became the first Brentford player to be dismissed when he was sent off by referee Harry Curtis versus Newport County. Curtis later became manager of Brentford while Capper was on the staff. February 12, 1989: A car carrying three Hartlepool players turned up at the Cambridge City ground instead of United’s. In the hurry to reach the right ground they were involved in a car crash, and to cap it all, lost 6-0. February 13, 1982: Reading, home to the Huntley & Palmer biscuit company, announced they would no longer provide biscuits with the referee and linesmen’s half time drinks due to economic reasons.