From beer to footwear as we slide back in time to the early 70s and our second season in the Football league and the visit of Northampton Town on 21 August 1971. Our third outing against the Cobblers since joining the big boys, the inaugural season had seen us being doubled in a relative shoe-ing, 4-1 on aggregate, the game at the County Ground the previous August being our very first away league fixture in division 4. Anyway the rot stopped that afternoon with a creditable 1-1 draw in front of a good derby crowd of 5,638, our goal coming from the blonde bombshell Chris Foote, just his second of six league goals in a four season spell with us. Not known for his headers, though.
Did you know that on this day in 1911 Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre by three Italian handymen! It took two years to recover it and no doubt the episode added to its mystique. It had though been around since 1503, remember.
Enjoy the old programme and today’s game!