Manchester United’s Paul Ince is in a pickle

Manchester United’s Paul Ince is in a pickle

September 23, 1989: Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince is in a pickle as his side gets thrashed 5-1 by local rivals City in their First Division clash at Maine Road. The City scorers were David Oldfield, who bagged a brace, Andy Hinchcliffe, Trevor Morley and Ian...
Mercer’s England

Mercer’s England

An extraordinary new chapter in the life of former Manchester City manager Joe Mercer took the football world by surprise in May 1974. Mercer was in charge of Coventry City at the time after an acrimonious exit from Maine Road in 1971 which saw his car parking space...
Frank Lampard Snr brings down Best

Frank Lampard Snr brings down Best

September 18, 1971: Manchester United winger George Best is brought down in a challenge from Frank Lampard Senior in the First Division match against West Ham. Looking on at Old Trafford is Hammers’ defender Billy Bonds. Best had the last laugh, though, as he scored a...
Remembering Brian Epstein

Remembering Brian Epstein

It was probably a bad idea for the Beatles and their manager Brian Epstein to snub a breakfast invitation from Imelda Marcos, the first lady of the Philippines. Especially as they were staying in her country. The Fab Four were in the Far East on a concert tour in July...
Corrie to Brookside

Corrie to Brookside

It’s surprising how many stars have swapped the cobblestones of Coronation Street for the suburban driveways and gardens of Brookside. Oldham actress Nicola Stephenson, Rochdale-born Anna Friel and Rovers Return barmaid Sue Jenkins all started on the Street before...