1985 Bradford City Football Club chairman, Stafford Heginbotham, admitted the club did receive a written warning about fire risks, but the letter was filed away. The warning letter from West Yorkshire County Council arrived in the same envelope as a letter about roof repairs and they were stapled together.
1998 London was a city under invasion from the baying black and white hordes of the Toon Army. Thousands of Newcastle fans, many in fancy dress, took over the capital for the FA Cup Final between Newcastle United and Arsenal.
2006 Tyneside's favourite footballing sons were to stand shoulder-to-shoulder outside their ground. United bosses were commissioning a bronze statue of Alan Shearer after his retirement from the game. And the statue of Jackie Milburn was to be moved from its site on St James' Boulevard to St James'' Park. Fans and council leaders hailed the plans.