This will (eventually) be full of interesting* facts gleamed from the wonderful pages of Rothmans Football Yearbooks.


Oct 19 – Southend turn down “name-your-price” offer from Grasshoppers Zurich for their two groundsmen after being impressed by the Roots Hall pitch in a TV film.
Dec 4 – Steve McManaman, 18, called up to England U21s without having played for Liverpool


June 6 – Notts County manager Neil Warnock turns down chance of taking over Chelsea


May 19 – FA technical director Howard Wilkinson publishes his blueprint, the Charter for Quality, for the sustained and high-quality development of the country’s youngsters.

June 11 – Wimbledon chairman Sam Hammam sells his 80% interest to two Norwegian businessmen in a £30m deal that will enable the club to build a new stadium


*in my opinion