On This Day

February 8th
1997
Fans United (against Hartlepool)
Brighton were deep in financial trouble, with the directors striking a deal to sell the Goldstone Ground off while having no plans to relocate the club. The fans reacted by organising a Fans United Day, with supporters from all over the country turning up to show solidarity. It worked, with Brighton thumping a hapless Pools 5-0.
YearEvent 
2017Nicky Deverdics joined Dover Athletic on loan 
2006Martin Scott left post as Manager 
1999Offer from Scunthorpe United for Steve Howard rejected. Offer was for around £60,000 
1999Offer from Northampton Town for Steve Howard rejected. Offer was for around £60,000 
1994Stephen Halliday joined Celtic on trial. One week 
1989Lewis Alessandra was born in Heywood 
1981Gareth Downey was born in Sunderland 
1980Stephen Wright was born in Bootle, Liverpool 
1964Barrie Stimpson was born in Billingham 
1961Gary Ford was born in York 
1947John Mitchell made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Chester[view]
1945Tony Bircumshaw was born in Mansfield 
1919Jack Nevin made his first team debut in a Northern Victory League match against Scotswood[view]
1908Bobby Dixon was born in Pelton 
YearCompetitionTeam  Scorers
1n/an/a 2014League TwoDagenham & Redbridge (A)W2-0Williams, Monkhouse
1n/an/a 2003Div ThreeEXETER CITY (H)W2-1Humphreys, Boyd
1n/an/a 1997Div ThreeBrighton and Hove Albion (A)L0-5 
1n/an/a 1992Div ThreePETERBOROUGH UNITED (H)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1964Div FourExeter City (A)L1-2Thompson
1n/an/a 1958Div Three (N)BRADFORD PARK AVENUE (H)D0-0 
1n/an/a 1947Div Three (N)CHESTER (H)W5-1Mitchell 2, Harden, Price 2
1n/an/a 1936Div Three (N)CARLISLE UNITED (H)D1-1Wigham
1n/an/a 1930Div Three (N)Tranmere Rovers (A)L1-7Harrison
6n/an/a 1919Northern Victory LeagueSCOTSWOOD (H)L0-2 
9n/an/a 1913NE LeagueNorth Shields Athletic (A)L2-3Baker(p), Rumney