Well folks, after two years and more than 700 articles on football’s glorious and sometimes not-so-glorious history, we are going to take a break for the moment. Our content will still be available to search through if you want to look up your club or favourite player and see what we have on them (Newcastle fans – we have loads!), and we have some other ideas about fresh football-based fun we might be bringing you soon.

In the meantime, thanks for visiting and reading our ramblings everyday, without that we may as well have been sitting in the pub telling each other these tales.

Enjoy the summer, and we hope that next season your club gets promoted, doesn’t get relegated, wins the FA Cup/European Cup/Johnstone’s Paint Trophy or just avoids going bust.

We’ll leave you with one of our favourite football quotes ever, and surprising, it’s not from OTFD favourite Kevin Keegan. Instead we turn to the wise words of former Partick Thistle manager John Lambie. George Shaw, one of Lambie’s strikers, collided with an opposition player and was knocked out cold. When he came round the trainer said to the manager: “Boss he’s got concussion, he doesn’t know who he is.” Lambie replied: “Tell him he’s Pele and send him back on.”

Rob and Joe
July 2009.

Welcome to On This Football Day.com.

Every day this website is updated with an event from football’s past that occurred on the same day in history. We will be covering things like special matches or goals, important debuts, and off-field occurrences that are significant to the beautiful game.

We will always try to concentrate on the funny or the unusual rather than simply results or statistics, and hope to amuse you as well as allow you to reminisce.

As the site is updated daily, all previous entries are kept on the site and can be accessed through the archives.

You can also search the site for any team, player or manager to see any stories we have about them. Similarly, you can also search the site by date to find out what happened on any particular day.