On this day - 12 June

Anniversary (1)

Bobby Gould
Born: 12 June 1946, Coventry, England
Clubs played for: Coventry City, Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion, Bristol City, West Ham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Bristol Rovers, Aalesunds FK, Hereford United
Clubs/nations managed: Chelsea (caretaker), Bristol Rovers, Coventry City, Bristol Rovers, Wimbledon, West Bromwich Albion, Coventry City, Wales, Cardiff City, Cheltenham Town, Weymouth

Now perhaps best-known for managing unfancied Wimbledon to FA Cup glory in 1988 and his role as a radio pundit, Bobby Gould was a striker who scored goals regularly for every one of his nine professional clubs.

Gould began his career as a teenager at hometown club Coventry City, scoring 40 goals in 82 appearances to earn a move to Arsenal at the age of 22. After two seasons in north London, he returned to the Midlands with Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion before moving to Bristol City in November 1972.

Thirteen months later, Ron Greenwood swooped to bring Gould to West Ham United. Over the next two years, he would score 19 goals in 61 league and cup appearances, helping the Hammers to reach the 1975 FA Cup final. However, at Wembley, he was named as an unused substitute by John Lyall, despite his best efforts to catch the manager's attention by coughing in the final stages of West Ham's 2-0 win over Fulham.

Gould returned to Wolves in November 1975 before rounding off his career with Bristol Rovers, Norwegian club Aalesunds FK and Hereford United.

As a manager, Gould assisted Geoff Hurst at Chelsea before forging his own reputation, most notably during a three-year spell in charge of Wimbledon. In May 1988, Gould's Dons upset Liverpool 1-0 at Wembley to lift the FA Cup. He later spent four years in charge of the Wales national team and is now a regular presenter on radio station talkSPORT.

Anniversary (2)

England 1-1 USA
FIFA World Cup Group C
12 June 2010, Rustenburg, South Africa

West Ham United goalkeeper Robert Green had a day to forget as his error allowed the United States to snatch a 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group C draw with England.

Steven Gerrard had put the Three Lions into a fourth-minute lead in Rustenburg, South Africa, and Fabio Capello's men were maintaining their lead with relative comfort as half-time approached. Fulham forward Clint Dempsey then unleashed a bobbling shot from 25 yards that should have made for an easy save for Green, only for the goalkeeper to allow the ball to escape his grasp and trickle over the line.

Emile Heskey, Wayne Rooney and Shaun Wright-Phillips all had chances to spare Green's blushes, but they were unable to find a route past American goalkeeper Tim Howard.

Green, in the side due to an injury to David James and ahead of the inexperienced Joe Hart, was replaced by one-time Hammer James for England's next match against Algeria. Capello's men would qualify for the Round of 16 as runners-up to the United States before being eliminated 4-1 by Germany.