There are a few notable points for this day in the history of the beautiful game;
On this day back in 1950, it was decided at the Football League AGM that the league should increase from 88 to 92 teams. Colchester United and Gillingham were added to the southern section of the league. Shrewsbury Town and Scunthorpe United (then known as Scunthorpe and Lindsey United) were added to the northern section.
The clubs that had been added played each other for the first game of the 1950/51 season, both matches ending in a goalless draw.
Jacques Sabatini was hired as manager of Tottenham Hotspur on this day in 2004. He resigned after 13 games though, reportedly because of clashes with the sporting director at the time Frank Arnesen.
England played their first ever game against the Caribbean island of Jamaica on this day back in 2006. England won the game 6-0, with Peter Crouch scoring a hat-trick (despite missing a penalty) and Aaron Lennon won his first ever England cap. This game also saw the birth of Peter Crouch’s famous robot celebration.
Birthdays: George Burley – 1956 (59), Lukask Piszczek – 1985 (30), Mario Goetze – 1992 (23), Papiss Cisse – 1985 (30), Serhiy Rebrov – 1974 (41),