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This is a discussion on 9 September within the September forum, part of the On This Day in History category; The first live Friday night match was screened on TV. The match between Blackpool and Bolton was intended to be the first of a regular ...

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    Default 9 September 1960

    The first live Friday night match was screened on TV. The match between Blackpool and Bolton was intended to be the first of a regular Friday night programme. The game was a drab 1-0 win for Bolton, and the paln for a regular live Friday night broadcast was dropped.

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    Default 9 September 1916

    Second Lieutenant Donald Bell, a pre-war full back with Bradford, post-humously awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery on the Somme. This is thought to be the only instance of a professional footballer gaining this supreme honour.

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    Default 9 September 1950

    Cecil MacCormack, Barnsley centre forward, scored 5 of his side's 6 goals in a Second Division match against Luton Town. In this season he set a club scoring record with 33 goals in 37 League matches. Made his name towards the end of the War when he was with Gateshead and shortly after the resumption of the full peace-time League programme he was transferred to Middlesbrough. In 1948 he moved to Chelmsford City in the Southern League before joining Barnsley in 1950. Signed for Notts County midway through 1951-52 and left the Football League for good in 1956 with the record of 111 goals in 196 matches.

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    Default 9 September 1893

    Liverpool 6 Middlesbrough Ironopolis 0; the heaviest defeat suffered by the 'Nops and Washers' during their only season in the Football League. A former Northern League team they were elected to the Second Division when Accrington dropped out and though they finished fifth from bottom at the end of the season the venture was a financial flop and the club folded up. Their colours were green and maroon stripes. Although there was talk of amalgamation with the present Middlesbrough club in 1892 they did remain completely independent.

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    Default 9 September 1933

    Bob Scott, at 6'3" one of the tallest goalkeepers of his day, made his League debut for Burnley against West Ham United at Upton Park. Moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers in March 1936 and was their goalie in the 1939 Cup Final when they were beaten 4-1 by Portsmouth. Joined Crewe Alexandra in 1947 and had two years there before retiring. Played in 230 Football League games.

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