Linfield have been involved in home European action on four occasions on July 14 - a date famous across the globe as being the French National holiday - Bastille day.
Most famously of course, Linfield hosted Celtic on July 14 three years ago in a game that was recalled on Linfieldfc.com yesterday.
On July 14 in 2010 Linfield recorded a scoreless home draw with Rosenborg of Norway in a Champions League 1st leg tie with the following team line up
A Blayney, K Lindsay, D Curran, P Lowry (M McAllister 70’), P Thompson, N Bailie, BJ Burns (J Ervin 76’), A Burns, R Garrett, J Mulgrew and B McCaul (M Carvill 60’).
On July 14 in 2005 a Tim Mouncey goal in the 5th minute gave Linfield a 1-0 win against Ventspils of Latvia in the UEFA Cup.
The Linfield team line up was as follows
Mannus, Ervin, McShane, McAreavey (Picking, 68), Hunter, O’Kane (Kingsberry, 64), Thompson, Mouncey, Larmour, Kearney (Gault, 57) and Bailie
On this July 14 date in 2004 Linfield lost a Champions League 1st round 1st leg tie 1-0 at home to HJK Helsinki of Finland.
The visitors grabbed a 76th minute winner and the Linfield team was
Mannus, Douglas (O’Kane, 75), McShane, D.Murphy (McCann, 46), W.Murphy, Hunter, Larmour, Gault, Crawford (Thompson, 66), King and Bailie.
Above - Noel Bailie before HJK game
Above - Tim Mouncey scores v Ventspils