Wednesday 26 March 1986

Geography revision.  Today was the last day before Easter.  We were given (hackneyed old cliche alert) ‘tons of holiday homework’ for Physics.

In football friendlies, England played the USSR in the Tblisi Stadium in Kiev.  Chris Waddle, mullet firmly attached, scored the only goal on 67 minutes.  Any win against the USSR was a handy result, but to win in Tblisi of all places was tremendous.

Wales won their friendly, game, Ian Rush’s goal seeing off the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.  In Belfast, Northern Ireland gained a creditable result with a 1-1 draw against Denmark.  And last but by no means least, Kenny Dalglish became the first player to reach 100 caps for Scotland as they beat Romania 3-0 at Hampden Park.  Quite an achievement that, considering the Alex Ferguson was managing Scotland at the time…

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