THE WEEK THAT WAS
Feb 28 – March 6
February 28, 1970: Carlisle were so injury hit that they had to name reserve keeper Allan Ross as substitute for their match at Portsmouth – and he was forced to come on. February 29, 1936: The Football League scrapped the ‘fixture lists’ to stop the pools companies using matches for gambling purposes. Clubs were informed of opponents a few days before. March 1, 1930: Cash-strapped Merthyr Town were promised a pre-match meal by Southend when they met in Division 3 South. It must have been plentiful, the hosts won 6-0. March 2, 1963: As Halifax had not used their ground, the Shay, since November because of snow and frost, they opened it to the public as a skating rink. March 3, 2000: Two Wycombe Sunday League players were called up by StVincent for their match v Grenadines in theWorld Cup qualifying group. March 4, 1933: Herbert Chapman added white sleeves to Arsenal’s red shirts.