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Note : The news from thirty years ago has an archive below
First off, here is the brief summary of June 1971's news from Rothmans 1971-72 (2nd) edition
Ajax won European Cup (second win in succession for a Dutch team) at Wembley before 100,000 crowd paying record 183,000 pounds. . . Leeds U. triumphed in Fairs Cup, beating Juventus . . . third year in succession trophy won by English team . . . England won the Youth Cup. . . at Football League A.G.M. all four retiring Fourth Division Clubs re-elected. . . C. Palace Chairman Arthur Wait beaten 25-24 by Sheffield U.'s Dick Wragg for place on Management Committee after five ballots. . . Leeds U. disciplined, (see April 17) . . . further restrictions placed on television coverage. . . no Sunday football. . . Frank O'Farrell appointed manager of Manchester U., with Sir Matt Busby going on to United Board. . . Dick Renwick, Brentford full-back, suspended from start of season until October 9 . . . Orient sign Ian Bowyer, from Manchester City. . . Blackpool beat Bologna (in Bologna) 2-1, in Final of Anglo-Italian Cup
Now the more detailed summary as appeared in Rothman's Football Yearbook 1972-73 (3rd year) :
The Queene Anne Press, London 1972
1 Cagliari beat C. Palace 2-0 in the Anglo-Italian Cup with goals from Luigi Riva. Blackpool win 4-1 in Verona, and Huddersfield T. beat Sampdoria 3-2. . . Laurie Calloway transferred from Southport to York C.
2 Ajax beat Panathinaikos 2-0 in the European Cup Final. A nearly full Wembley Stadium for a final between a Dutch and a Greek team, with gate receipts of 183,000 pounds . . . English referees create a favourable impression in Italy. . . Sheffield W. bidding strongly for Wyn Davies (Newcastle U.).
3 Leeds U. win the Fairs Cup for the second time in their history by beating Juventus on the away goals rule (aggregate score 3-3). Manager Don Revie said: 'After all the knocks and set-backs the boys have suffered, it is time they had a few breaks. Juventus area world class side, and we could never relax'. . . Rodney Jones (Burnley) is transferred to Rochdale.
4 Stuart Boam leaves Mansfield T. - Middlesbrough pay 50,000 pounds for his signature and Graham Howell is transferred to Bradford C. from Manchester C. . . . Blackpool reach the Final of the Anglo-Italian Cup with a 2-1 win over Roma.
5 In the transfer market, George Duck (Millwall) joins Southend U., James Fletcher (Lincoln C.) joins Scunthorpe U., and Ray Graydon (Bristol R.) signs for Aston Villa.
6 Manchester U. are ready to bid for Everton's Alan Ball, and Newcastle U. show interest in the Scottish international forward Tony Green of Blackpool . . . Moenchengladbach become the first team in the West German Bundesliga to win the title twice.
7 Rodney Marsh is staying with Q.P.R., following the breakdown of talks between Joe Mercer, Manchester C. manager, and Gordon Jago, the Rangers boss. Mercer refused to increase his original offer of 140,000 pounds . . . Feyenoord are the champions of Holland.
8 Two Blackpool players, Henry Mowbray and Peter Nicholson, move to Bolton W. Charlie Wright, the Charlton Ath. goalkeeper, also joins Bolton W. . . . Blackburn R. sack manager Johnny Carey and his assistant Eddie Quigley . . . Frank O'Farrell is appointed as the manager of Manchester U., and Sir Matt Busby becomes a director of the club. . . Grasshoppers beat Basel 4-3 in extra time in the play-off for the Swiss Championship. The Football League gives its approval to a proposed new cup competition, contested by Third and Fourth Division clubs.
9 Ray Bunkell, one of Tottenham H.'s young players is transferred to Swindon T. . . . Rinus Michels, manager, leaves Ajax (Holland) for Barcelona (Spain).
10 Italy beat Sweden 1-0 in the European Under-23 Championship. . . Leeds U. looking for a ground where they can play their 'home' fixtures while their stadium at Elland Road is closed through an F.A. ban imposed after incidents last April.
12 Ian Bowyer joins Orient from Manchester C. for the bargain price of 25,000 pounds. . . Chester sign Bobby Smith from Brighton . . . Blackpool win the Anglo-Italian Cup, beating Bologna 2-1 after extra time. . . Charges of bribery and corruption in matches affecting relegation in the Bundesliga.
14 Scotland lose 1-0 in Moscow in a friendly international against the U.S.S.R. Steve Peplow is transferred from Liverpool to Swindon T., where he had been on loan. . . Coventry C. decide to play five of their home League matches on Friday evenings.
15 'Howe mustn't leave Arsenal' says skipper Frank McLintock: 'I shall be very, very disappointed if Don leaves us. I know the rest of the players feel the same'. . . Santos of Brazil - Pele's club - are in grave financial trouble.
18 Pat Crerand (Manchester U.) and John Craven (Blackpool) are both banned for two weeks and fined 50 pounds.
20 Bob Lord, Burnley Chairman, lashes the players 'Not ten per cent of them know the laws of the game' . . . Francisco Gento (Real Madrid) announces his retirement. 21 John Smith (ex-Tottenham H.) is transferred from Swindon T. to Walsall. David Watson (Sunderland) scores the winning goal for the F.A. touring team against Australia in Melbourne. Score 1-0!
22 Colin Sinclair joins Darlington from Raith R. . , , Standard Liege sign two Swedish Internationals.
23 Jimmy Bloomfield is the new manager of Leicester C. , but Orient demand compensation . . . Colin Harrington, the Oxford u. winger, moves to Mansfield T. . . . The life ban on players may be lifted, says Cliff Lloyd, who is acting on behalf of Peter Swan and Tony Kay. 25 David Wilson (Burnley) signs for Chesterfield.
28 Sheffield W. pay Wolverhampton W. 40,000 pounds for John Holsgrove.
29 Dave Bowen is approached by the Greek F.A., and asked to manage the national team. . . Orient and Leicester C. settle their differences over Jimmy Bloomfield . . . Derby Co. reported to be interested in signing Jeff Astle , . . Fluminense are the champions of Rio.
|Bob Dunning 13 August 2005||
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