Mixed day in history for Sheffield Wednesday

ON THIS DAY: Sheffield Wednesday went to the top of the old second division 60 years ago after hammering Grimsby Town 6-0 at Hillsborough.

Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 10:57 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 11:03 am

Nearly 30,000 fans watched the rout, which was ably assisted by Grimsby defender Roy Player, who put two goals in his own net!

Also this date, in 2006, was a less impressive milestone.

Wednesday were beaten 4-0 by Colchester United - a result which signalled the end of Paul Sturrock's reign.

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Other events on October 18 in history:

1871: Twelve teams agreed to inaugurate the FA Cup competition, suggested by Football Association secretary Charles Allcock.

1968: American Bob Beamon shattered the world long jump record to set a new mark of 8.90 metres. His record would stand for nearly 23 years.

2004: Warwickshire cricketer Graham Wagg was banned until January 2006 after failing a drugs test.

2005: Former Fulham and England star Johnny Haynes died aged 71. He was the first £100-a-week footballer.

2011: Wales rugby union centre Gavin Henson joined Cardiff Blues. His contract was terminated just six months later following a drunken incident on a flight.

2012: Chelsea defender John Terry decided not to appeal against a four-match ban and fine of £220,000 for racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand.

2013: Football Association board member Heather Rabbatts launched a fierce attack on chairman Greg Dyke's decision to name an all-white, all-male commission to improve the England team. Rabbatts, who was born in Jamaica and is of mixed race, wrote to all fellow board members criticising the lack of diversity on the commission and saying the FA was letting down black players.