January 8, 1960:
Bolton Wanderers footballer Ray Parry, left, enjoys a glass of milk with team-mate Peter Deaking before the Trotters’ Third Round FA Cup match against Bury.
Inside forward Parry was injured in training and Deaking was prepared to play in his place if he was declared unfit.
We’re not sure who took the field at Gigg Lane, but the result was a 1-1 draw. The replay, at Bolton’s home ground Burnden Park, ended in a 4-2 win for the Trotters.
Bolton fared less well in the next round against West Bromwich Albion. They lost 2-0 at the Hawthorns, ending their cup run.
January 11, 1969:
Bobby Charlton prepares to take on his brother Jack as Manchester United face Leeds United at Elland Road.
Although Bobby scored for United, it was centre half Jack, wearing number five, who had the last laugh. Leeds won the First Division encounter 2-1.
The Red Devils finished 11th in the league with 42 points. Top scorer was Denis Law with 30 goals in all competitions.
Leeds, under Don Revie, ended the season as First Division champions with 67 points.
Janauary 11, 2004:
Newcastle United manager Bobby Robson watches intently as his team play Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The Premier League match ended in a tense 0-0 draw, in spite of the Red Devils fielding the attacking power of Ruud van Nistelrooy and a newly signed Christiano Ronaldo.
Both would score in United’s 3-0 FA Cup Final victory over Millwall later in the season.