Niall Quinn steps in as goalie at Maine Road

Niall Quinn steps in as goalie at Maine Road

April 20, 1991: Manchester City striker Niall Quinn was forced to step in as goalkeeper when regular ‘keeper Tony Coton was sent off before half time against Derby County. Quinn made a good job of it too, saving a penalty to help City to a 2-1 victory in the Division...
Denis Law attacks Crystal Palace at Old Trafford

Denis Law attacks Crystal Palace at Old Trafford

April 17, 1971: Manchester United attacker Denis Law fires in a shot during the First Division match against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. Law scored a hat-trick in United’s 5-3 victory with the other two goals coming from George Best. The Red Devils were recovering...
The Scaffold

The Scaffold

Most Merseyside bands of the 1960s tried to pick a catchy name when they took their first steps in the music business. Something like the Beatles perhaps, or the Searchers or even the Escorts. Not so the Scaffold. They started life as ‘The Liverpool One Fat Lady All...
Wartime Wanderers

Wartime Wanderers

A remarkable story of footballing courage and comradeship is told in a single photo in the M.E.N. archive. It dates from March 1941 and, like so many war pictures, depicts a smiling bunch of brave men on their way to conflict. But what’s different about this image is...
Man Builds Boat on Roof

Man Builds Boat on Roof

April 14, 1968: Most people are content with building the odd patio, wall or shed in their garden – but not John Worthington of Salford. He spent the winter making a 16ft cabin cruiser on the roof behind his terraced home. We’re not sure what the neighbours made of...