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16th April, 1938

Derby County 4 (Nicholas, Crooks, Dix, Astley) Liverpool 1

att: 16,524

A strange season all round. This match saw 10th play 9th but the league was so tight that, with only 6 games of the season remaining, they were each only 6 points above the relegation places and, indeed, only 15 points separated leaders Arsenal from 22nd-placed Grimsby.
With this being the first of 3 games in 4 days, it was perhaps understandable that Liverpool made so many changes to the expected XI.



16th April, 1932

Tunbridge Wells Rangers v Barking Town

Kent League

This was the visitors' last season using the 'Town' suffix. The home club appear to have been one of those who folded due to the war and never started up again.



16th April, 1966

Unusual item - an LP issued by Wealdstone featuring match commentary of their 3-1 success against Hendon in the Amateur Cup Final that day.


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Saturday 16th April 1927 League Division 2

Chelsea 2 - 0 Nottingham Forest Attendance 44,855

Robert Turnbull scored both goals for The Pensioners.




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Scottish League
Division 2
Stirling Albion v Dunfermline Athletic



Front cover of Albion programmes this year featured a brief pen pic of the players. For this game it was the turn of James Symington.

2-1 win for the Binos
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Monday 17th April 1967

Floodlit Friendly

Crystal Palace 1 Dundee United 1

Gate: ?





Some worthwhile reading matter in the Club Notes column:



Regret I don't know any more about this game, not even sure I was there or not (aged 11). The notes refer to West Ham, who, incidentally, lost 7 and drew 1 of their last 8 games - the fines mentioned came after the second of those losses. Maybe their 3 World Cup winners took the month off, or, perhaps, were pretty tired given the fact that this season started only 3 weeks after the World Cup Final.
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Games I've attended on this date in history, league & non-league:

League:

Saturday 17th April 1999
Nationwide League Division Two
Luton Town 0
Lincoln City 1
Lee Thorpe with the solitary goal
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Non-League:

Monday 17th April 2017
United Counties League Division One
Olney Town 1
Buckingham Town 0
Rob MacDonald with the winner
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Saturday 17th April 1915 League Division 1

Chelsea 4 - 1 West Bromwich Albion Attendance 25,000

Harry Ford,Harold Halse x 2 & Vivian J Woodward for The Pensioners & Bobby McNeal scoring for The Throstles.


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17th April, 1920

Chelsea 0 Derby County 0

att: 40,000




17th April, 1948

Cambridge Town v Pinner

The home side won the Spartan League that season, 5 points clear of their only serious challengers Metropolitan Police.
Three years later, they changed their name to Cambridge City FC.

Not such a great season for Pinner who finished 12th out of the 14 clubs, two points ahead of Wood Green and the Lyons Club (named after the tearooms of the time?)



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Pete’s Picture Palace wrote:

Regret I don't know any more about this game, not even sure I was there or not (aged 11). The notes refer to West Ham, who, incidentally, lost 7 and drew 1 of their last 8 games - the fines mentioned came after the second of those losses. Maybe their 3 World Cup winners took the month off, or, perhaps, were pretty tired given the fact that this season started only 3 weeks after the World Cup Final.


Can you imagine them getting away with that now?

There are half a dozen imposters wearing a Derby shirt this season I'd hammer with fines and if they want to go running to their agents crying "it's not fair", then let them.
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Easter Monday 18th April 1949

Football Combination

Portsmouth 1 Crystal Palace 2





Palace stiffs were on a good run as the season ended, losing only once in the last 7 games, and there was some optimism in the camp despite the 1st team collecting the wooden spoon in Div 3 S. On this day, they lost at home to Torquay.

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Wednesday 18th April 1962

Floodlit Friendly

Crystal Palace 3 (Heckman, Smillie, Long) Real Madrid 4

Gate: c 26,000





Last April I posted the official programme rather than this pirate issue so thought I would complete the set today. In addition last year I put up a Real Madrid team photo taken on the night, so now I show Johnny Byrne in a match action shot - the recently-transferred Byrne having been given permission by his new club West Ham to play in this floodlight opening friendly against star-studded opposition. Casado is the defender clearing here.
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18th April 1992
Scottish League First Division

Forfar Athletic v Stirling Albion



A visit to Forfar for the traditional bridie (famous meat pie) and on this occassion, a point.

Game ended 1-1

If you ever find yourself in Forfar, I recommend the bridies!
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Games I've attended on this date in history, league & non-league:

League:

Tuesday 18th April 2000
Nationwide League Division Two
Luton Town 1
Bristol City 2
Gary Doherty for Town, Scott Murray & Micky Bell for City
#LTFC #BCFC

Non-League:

Saturday 18th April 2015
South Midlands League Division One
London Lions 1
Winslow United 2
Jon Ellis for Lions, Jason Castello & a Dale Butler penalty for the Ploughmen
#LLFC #WUFC




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18th April, 1936

FA Amateur Cup Final (at Selhurst Park)

Casuals 1 Ilford 1 (aet)

att: 25,000

Replay a week later at the Boleyn Ground.



18th April, 1949

North-Eastern League

West Stanley v South Shields

The home side finished the season in mid-table, the visitors were runners-up, though well adrift of the champions Middlesbrough reserves.


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Tuesday 19th April 1949

Division III South

Torquay United 2 Crystal Palace 0

Gate: 7,552





24 hours after the reverse fixture at Selhurst, won by the Gulls 1-0, they duly completed the double over ailing Palace to move into the top half of the table and condemn them to an unsightly grovel before the re-election committee for the first time in their existence (but not the last!).

Worth reading about the man on the cover - David Mercer, an RAF fighter pilot, DFC, golf professional - and son of an England international.
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Games I've attended on this date in history, league & non-league:

League:

Tuesday 19th April 1988
Barclays League Division One
Luton Town 2
Queens Park Rangers 1
Danny Wilson from the spot and Steve Foster for Town, a David Kerslake penalty for Rangers
#LTFC #QPRFC

Non-League:

Saturday 19th April 2014
South Midlands League Division One
Buckingham Athletic 1
Winslow United 3
A Dave O'Dell penalty for the Ath, Tony Fields, Liam Gallagher & Derek Brown for United
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19th April, 1947

Grimsby Town 2 Derby County 0

att: 16,200

One of the great cover designs. Given what the news is full of today, it's almost poignant to see that the graphic artist has made the FA Cup (remember it?) a bigger fish than any of the individual clubs......



On the same day, at Highbury, Leytonstone beat Wimbledon 2-1 to collect the FA Amateur Cup in their first final.
They would repeat the feat in 1948.



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Saturday 19th April 1930 League Division 2

Chelsea 1 - 0 Cardiff City Attendance 23,100

Harold Miller scored the only goal of the game for The Pensioners.


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Good Friday 20th April 1962

Division III

Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1 (Dowsett) Crystal Palace 0

Gate: 13,499





Palace in their 13-match winless run at the end of the season, their first back at this level after promotion in 60/1. Post Johnny Byrne's departure goals were becoming an issue and the scorer here, Dickie Dowsett, was one of several strikers to join Palace before or during 62/3. As for Boscombe, they were chasing Pompey and eventual runners-up Grimsby, in the end finishing 3rd, only three points behind the Mariners.

My first-ever game was on the next day - 59 years ago tomorrow. More to follow.
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Scottish League
Division 2

Montrose v Stirling Albion

25 years ago today. I had been nightshift and held on, eventually getting home just after ten. Something to eat, shower to refresh then jump in the car for the 2 hour trip to Montrose. There was no way i was missing this one.

Montrose 0 Stirling Albion 3

The video print would read

Sirling Albion are confirmed Second Division champions

I would hang back in Montrose for a bit, enjoying the post match on field celebrations before driving home, getting in at 8pm. Quick shower, something to eat then back out for the nightshift. Home again at 8am, shattered but delighted.

25 years ago....wow.

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Games I've attended on this date in history, league & non-league:

League:

Saturday 20th April 2002
Nationwide League Division Three
Shrewsbury Town 0
Luton Town 2
A Greg Rioch own goal & Steve Howard clinch the win
#STFC #LTFC

Non-League:

Saturday 20th April 2019
United Counties League Premier Division
Boston Town 1
Newport Pagnell Town 2
Liam Tunstall for Boston, a Dom Lawless spot kick and Harry Stratton for Newport
#BTFC #NPTFC





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27th April 1946 Football League South

Portsmouth 3 - 0 Chelsea Attendance 25,824

A hat-trick by Duggie Reid secured the points for Pompey.


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