On this Day (5th June): Football League Latics, and Schoolboy Scholes

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On this day 1978, Wigan Athletic held their very first meeting as an associate member of the Football League at their previous ground, Springfield Park.

Chariman Arthur Horrocks and manager Ian McNeil met with the clubs directors and board members to discuss their Football League debut.

It took Wigan just 29 years to go from the depths of the Fourth Division to the Premier League under Paul Jewell in 2005.

This is largely thanks to the investment of ex-chairman and former Blackburn and Crewe player Dave Whelan.

But relegation from the Championship last season means they will now return to the third tier of English Football.

After receiving two cautions, Paul Scholes became the only ever England player to be sent off at the old Wembley in an international match during their 1999 European Championship qualifier against Sweden.

Never known for his tackling, Scholes was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 51st minute of a drab 0-0 draw.

England scraped through to Euro 2000 in Belgium and The Netherlands, after obtaining only 13 points (P8 W3 D1 L1) in the group stage.

They had to beat Scotland in the play-off and it was a Scholes brace that gave England a 2-0 away win in the first leg, England went on to win 2-1 on aggregate.