March 9, 1954:
Bolton Wanderers players and their manager Bill Ridding are in cheerful mood as they prepared for their Sixth Round FA Cup tie with Sheffield Wednesday.
The team had knocked out mighty Liverpool 1-0 in the Third Round and then beat Headington United and Portsmouth.
The players training included Eric Bell, Stan Hanson, Malcolm Barrass and Derek Hennin.
Unfortunately, Bolton lost the cup tie with Sheffield 0-2 in a replay at Burnden Park after drawing 1-1 at Hillsborough.
March 9, 1965:
Manchester United and England footballer Nobby Stiles tries to mend his motor after a training session at Old Trafford.
Tough-tackling midfielder Stiles clearly had a more reliable engine than his conked out car! He always gave 100 per cent on the pitch and was instrumental in England winning the 1966 World Cup.
His marking of superstar Eusebio in the 2-1 victory over Portugal in the semi-final was crucial to England going through to the Wembley final.
Born in Collyhurst, Stiles made 311 league appearances for United from 1960 to 1971, scoring 17 goals.
March 7, 1970:
It may look like a busy market stall, but this extraordinary picture is actually an overhead shot of ticket touts doing brisk business before the League Cup Final between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion.
Ticket buyers got good value for their money. The Wembley final went to extra time after being locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes.
City’s scorers were Mick Doyle and Glyn Pardoe. Jeff Astle netted for West Brom after five minutes.