Just found an old negative of Stan Bowles, during a tidy up operation around the lightbox at Offside and after a quick bit of research discovered that it was taken on October 3 1978.
Not that 36th anniversaries are a big deal but as I own a memory that only remembers things connected with football or sports photography, something about this picture started to make the cogs revolve.
After almost two years spent on the road playing at Northampton’s Sixfields Stadium following a rent dispute, the Sky Blues are all set to return to the Ricoh Arena. Their first game back at the venue is penned in for September 5 against Gillingham.
It’s some welcome news for the club’s fans who have been protesting and campaigning for a resolution to the drama that saw their team relocated, sent into administration, docked 10 points and effectively relegated to League One.
It’s all going off in the world of rugby union. Over the past week, the IRB (that’s the International Rugby Board for the uninitiated) have announced their plans for next year’s World Rugby Conference and Exhibition, teaming up with Engage Sports Media, who also count the English FA and the Football League as clients. Not a bad name to call on to make the most out of what is set to be a gigantic 12 or so months for the sport.
Steve Bardens: Ulster’s Justin Fitzpatrick and Matt McCullogh wait for the restart in horrendous weather.
Photosport: Warm skies over the AAMI Stadium in Melbourne.
L’Equipe: Lanelli Scarlets v Racing Metro Camille Gerondeau is tackled by Geroge Earle and Liam Williams.
Gerry Cranham: a fisheye lens shot of a scrum.
Pressesports: Eric Bonneval dives over for a French try Five Nations 1987