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As appeared in
'Soccer Star' 29 December 1967, Vol.16, no.16.
by PHILIP RISING
ALF RAMSEY, team manager of England, knighted in the New
Year's honours list.
Manchester United led the First Division, three points
ahead of Liverpool. Blackpool and Newcastle were bottom.
Wolves and Coventry were at the top of Division Two while
QPR and Stockport headed Divisions Three and Four
Chris Crowe joined Bristol City from Nottingham Forest
and John Osborne left Chesterfield for WBA. George
Armstrong asked Arsenal for a transfer.
Sheffield Wednesday, with Ron Springett in goal, met QPR,
with his brother Peter as their custodian, in the FA Cup.
Newcastle forward Albert Bennett was rejected by Charlton
after failing a medical test.
Millwall's run of unbeaten home matches was broken by
Willie Anderson left Manchester United for Aston Villa.
Bristol Rovers goalkeeper Bernard Hall regained
consciousness after a 16-day coma. He was carried off
after injury on New Year's Eve.
Burnley beat Napoli 3-0, Leeds drew 1-1 with Valencia.
QPR made a bid to take over Brentford.
Portsmouth received Ray Pointer plus 20,000 pounds from
Coventry in exchange for Brian Lewis.
West Ham lost 4-0 at WBA in the first leg of the League
Cup semi-final and were ko'd from the FA Cup by Swindon.
QPR hammered Birmingham 4-1 at St. Andrews in the first
leg of their FLC semi-final.
Maurice Setters was suspended for 14 days.
The Football League examined the books of Peterborough
Berwick beat Rangers 1-0 in the Scottish Cup.
MANCHESTER UNITED, with a game in hand, trailed Liverpool
by one point. Coventry and Wolves still led Division Two,
Cardiff and Northampton were bottom.
Tottenham beat Millwall 1-0 in an FA Cup replay at White
Billy Bremner was suspended for 14 days and fined 1,000
Bobby Brown was appointed full-time manager of Scotland.
QPR beat Birmingham 3-1 and West Ham drew 2-2 with WBA in
the second legs of the FLC semi-finals. Leeds won 2-0 in
Valencia, Napoli and Burnley drew 0-0.
Jack Marshall resigned as manager of Blackburn Rovers and
Eddie Quigley took over.
Chelsea dropped Tony Hateley for the second time.
Terry Venables and Fred Callaghan were sent off at
Tottenham. Chelsea players were in dispute with the club
over allocation of Cup tickets.
Stoke bid for West Ham's Johnny Byrne but he rejoined
Blackpool sacked manager Ron Suart and appointed Stan
Mortensen, their former international centre-forward, to
The BBC made a 1 million pounds bid for the exclusive
right to screen soccer matches in England.
Soccer shock of the month: Manchester United lost at home
to Norwich in the FA Cup.
Liverpool signed Davie Wilson from Preston at a League
reduced fee of 20,000 pounds.
John Radford scored a hat-trick ir five minutes for
Arsenal against Bolton.
Bobby Collins joined Bury.
Tommy Docherty "severely reprimanded" by
Ian Ure broke his jaw after colliding with team-mate
Liverpool paid record fee of 65,000 pounds to Blackpool
for Emlyn Hughes.
Tony Allden struck and killed by lightning while playing
for High gate against Enfield in an Amateur Cup tie.
Jack Burkitt resigned as manager of Notts County.
VOJVODINA beat Celtic 1-0, Rangers beat Zaragoza 2-0.
Southampton paid Blackpool 35,000 pounds for Hugh Fisher,
John Mahoney joined Stoke from Crewe.
QPR beat WBA 3-2 in the first FootbaJl League Cup Final
to be staged at Wembley.
A crowd of 100,000 saw Rangers fight back from a 2-0
Eddie Firmani joined Charlton for the third time.
Maurice Setters was suspended for 28 days, Terry Venables
and Fred Callaghan were each suspended for seven days.
Celtic beat Vojvodina 2-0, WBA lost 6-1 on aggregate to
Bologna, Dundee United lost 3-1 on aggregate to Juventus.
George Johnston cost Arsenal 20,000 pounds from Cardiff.
A similar fee was involved when Dennis Bond left Watford
for Spurs. Eric Martin joined Southampton from
The Football League beat the Scottish League 3-0.
Derek Dougan moved from Leicester to Wolves. Gordon Milne
refused a transfer to Blackpool.
BiJly Gray was appointed manager of Notts County.
Manchester United's David Herd broke a leg but his club
led Liverpool by two points.. Wolves and Coventry were
level on points. QPR and Stockport remained at the head
of their respective divisions. Blackpool and WBA were
bottom of the senior sphere.
A toss of a coin took Rangers into the semifinal of the
European Cup-Winners' Cup. Leeds lost 1-0 at Bologna.
Everton paid 80,000 pounds to Preston for Howard Kendall.
THE BBC's one million pound offer for live coverage of
soccer was rejected.
New signing-on fees scheme introduced.
Burnley drew 1-1 with Eintracht in Frankfurt. Nottingham
Forest now in second place behind Manchester United.
Wolves and Coventry still level on points. Celtic two
points clear of Rangers in the Scottish First Division.
Tottenham, Chelsea, Leeds and Nottingham Forest
progressed to the semi-finals of the FA Cup. Leicester
agreed to release Gordon Banks.
Nine West Ham players fined for their poor performances
in a reserve match.
Celtic beat Dukla 3-1 in Glasgow. Northern Ireland and
Wales drew 0-0.
Officials of Peterborough appeared before the FL
Scotland became the first team to defeat England since
they became World Champions, winning 3-2 at Wembley.
Banks joined Stoke for 52,500 pounds.
Eintracht beat Burnley 2-1 to win 3-2 on aggregate.
Rangers beat Slavia (Sofia) 1-0 in the first leg of their
ECWC semi-final. A toss of a coin took Leeds into the
semi-finals of the Fairs Cup. West Ham lost 3-2 to Real
Madrid in the Houston Astrodome.
Chelsea players again protested over their allocation of
Enfield drew 0-0 with Skelmersdale in the Amateur Cup
Final. Skelmersdale missed a last minute penalty and
Enfield won the replay.
Celtic drew 0-0 with Dukla to reach the European Cup
Final. Kilmarnock reached the semifinals of the Fairs
Spurs beat Nottingham Forest and Chelsea defeated Leeds
United make it an all-London FA Cup Final.
Ian Ure and Allan Clarke were sent off at Fulham.
Hull City won the 'Soccer Star' Programme of the Year
SLEEUWENHOEK asked Astun Villa for a transfer.
Jimmy Hill. replying to I. L. Manning in the Dail Mail.
said: "Leave Coventry City? You must be mad."
Manchester United still three points ahead of Nottingham
Forest. Coventry and Wolves still level. Aston Villa and
Blackpool bottom of Division 1.
referee David Payne attacked by a spectator on the pitch
at Forest. Peter Osgood withdrew a transfer request
submitted to Chelsea after they had left him out of their
American tour party.
sacked manager Jimmy Hagan.
beat Slavia to reach the final of the ECWC.
won the Welsh Cup.
Ward resigned as manager of Derby.
McCalIiog asked SheffieId Wednesday for a transfer:
Manchester United and Sunderland were interested.
won the Division One championship. Blackpool and Aston
Villa relegated. Coventry champions Division Two with
Wolves runners-up and Bury and Northamton relegated. QPR
won Division Three. Middlesbrough second and Swansea.
Darlington, Doncaster and Workington relegated.
Stockport, Southport. Barrow and Tranmere promoted from
Division Four. Rochdale. York. Bradford and Lincoln
successfully sought re-election.
Celtic won the Scottish Championship to complete a
domestic treble (League Cup and SFA Cup).
Dick Taylor sacked as manager of Aston Villa.
Goals from Jimmy Robertson and Frank Saul gave Tottenham
a 2-1 FA Cup Final victory over Chelsea, for whom Bobby
Tambling scored late in the match.
Stoke failed to sign Jimmy Gabriel.
Jackie Charlton voted Footballer of the Year. Russia beat
Scotland 2-0, England beat Spain 2-0 and Austria 1-0.
The Springett brothers swopped clubs-Ron to QPR and Peter
to Sheffield Wednesday.
West Ham signed Bobby Ferguson from Kilmarnock (65.000
pounds) after the Scottish club had lost 4-2 on aggregate
to Leeds in the semi-final of the Fairs Cup.
Celtic became the first British club to win the European
Cup. After Sandro Mazzola had put Inter Milan ahead from
the penalty spot. Tommy Gemmell and Steve Chalmers gave
Celtic a magnificent victory.
Scotland beat Israel 2-1. Alan Ashman became manager of
Clarke and Ure suspended for seven davs. Ken MaJlender
(Sheffield United) and John Gilchrist (Millwall) each
Graham Moore left Northampton for Charlton, who sold
Billy Bonds to West Ham.
RANGERS lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich in the final of the
Keith Weller joined Millwall from Tottenham.
England Under-23 eleven defeated Turkey 3-0. Paul Went
signed for Charlton from Leyton Orient. England beat
Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in the final of the Expo .67
Chelsea reported to the FA by the Bermuda FA for alleged
Terry Hennessey asked Nottingham Forest for a transfer.
It was rejected.
Sir Alf Ramsey made a nine-day tour of Mexico with the
1970 World Cup in mind.
Blackburn bought John Coddington from Huddersfield.
Chelsea sacked coach Tommy Harmer.
FA decided to allow the use of one substitute for any
reason during the 1967-68 season.
Liverpool bought Tony Hateley from Chelsea.
CHELSEA signed Colin Waldron from Bury.
Allan Harris, right-back for Chelsea in the Cup Final,
left to join QPR.
An American syndicate made a 1 million pound bid for
Wolverhampton Wanderers, followed by a second syndicate
making a bid for Aston Villa.
Four players were sent off during a match between
Argentina and Colombia in the Pan-American games.
Les Shannon, sacked by Bury after they had been
relegated, was reappointed full manager.
Allan Clarke, in deadlock with Fulham over terms, asked
for a transfer.
West Ham signed John Cushley from Celtic.
Tommy Cummings left the managership of Mansfield to take
over Aston Villa.
Rodney Marsh fractured a bone in his right foot during
Bobby Hope asked WBA for a transfer.
Said Everton manager Harry Catterick : "The new
season could become a very robust season. I noticed it
creeping in last season."
Brian Clough joined Derby as manager.
RANGERS paid Dunfermline 60,000 poundsfor inside-forward
Alex Ferguson. I, -
bought Jim Scott from Hibernian. Bill Nicholson was
quoted as saying: "I know that teams can now change
one player whether or not he is hurt. We won't."
Peter Osgood returned to the Chelsea team for a friendly
Tottenham drew 3-3 with Celtic in a Glasgow Charity
Sunderland made enquiries about Eddie McCreadie. Stoke
signed Alex Elder from Burnley for 50,000 pounds.
Manchester United and Tottenham drew 3-3 in the Charity
Shield match. Millwall paid a club record fee of 25,000
pounds to Tottenham for Derek Possee. Wolves rejected a
bid from Manchester City for Ernie Hunt. Birmingham
purchased Fred Pickering from Everton.
Jimmy Hill announced that he was to leave Coventry.
Swansea failed to sign John Charles.
George Curtis of Coventry broke a leg.
Jim Baxter and Terry Parmenter were ordered off at
Leeds lost 2-0 against Dynamo Zagreb in the first leg of
their Fairs Cup Final.
RON FLOWERS left Wolverhampton Wanderers for Northampton.
Liverpool went top of the table. Leeds drew 0-0 with
Dynamo Zagreb and lost the Fairs Cup 2-0 on aggregate.
Everton paid 80,000 pounds to Wolves for Ernie Hunt.
Middlesbrough rejected a bid by WBA for Geoff Butler.
Francis Lee transfer-listed by Bolton.
Charlton replaced manager Bob Stokoe with Eddie Firmani.
Liverpool beat MaJmoe 2-0. Spurs beat Hajduk 2-0,
Manchester United beat Hibernian (Malta) 4-0, Nottingham
Forest beat Eintracht 1-0, Hibernian beat Porto 3-0,
Rangers drew I-I with Dynamo of East Germany, Celtic were
defeated 2-1 by Dynamo Kiev.
Hugh McIlmoyle returned to Carlisle from Bristol City and
Mike Harrison left Blackburn for Plymouth. Leeds paid
Sheffield United 99,000 pounds for Mick Jones.
Peter Osgood and John Boyle fined by Chelsea for
Geoff Butler joined Chelsea, Alan Hinton left Forest for
Derby, Huddersfield signed Ray Mielczarek from Wrexham.
Spurs beat Hajduk 4-3, the Football League drew 2-2 with
the Belgian League, Manchester United drew 0-0 with
Hibernian (Malta) and DWS Amsterdam beat Dundee 2-1.
Gordon Clark resigned as manager of Peterborough
Leicester paid 40,000 pounds for Leeds' Willie Bell.
Sheffield United bought Willie Carlin from Carlisle.
LEEDS beat Spora (Luxembourg) 9-0. Celtic drew 1-1 with
Dynamo Kiev and were dethroned as European Champions
after 19 weeks. Liverpool beat Malmoe 2-1. Cardiff beat
Shamrock Rovers 3-1 on aggregate, Dundee beat DWS 3-0.
Rangers beat Dynamo Dresden 2-1, Hibs lost 3-1 to FC
Billy Bremner suspended for 28 days and fined 50 pounds.
The Football League delayed the transfer of Francis Lee
from Bolton to Manchester City.
Tommy Docherty, suspended by the FA for 28 days after
being reported by the Bermuda FA, resigned as manager of
Noel Cantwell appointed manager of Coventry.
Referee Norman Burtenshaw was knocked out by
pitch-invading spectators at Millwall. FA ordered
Jimmy Johnstone of Celtic banned for 21 days.
York manager Tom Lockie sacked.
Celtic beat Racing 1-0 in the first leg of their
trans-Continental final. Nottingham Forest defeated
Eintracht 4-0, Leeds beat Spora 7-0.
Denis Law and Ian Ure sent off at Old Trafford.
England beat Wales 3-0 and Ireland beat Scotland 1-0.
Chelsea appointed Dave Sexton as manager.
Fulham signed J oe Gilroy from Clyde.
Law and Ure both suspended for six weeks.
LIVERPOOL on top of Division One. QPR head Division Two.
Nottingham Forest beat FC Zurich 2-1. Racing beat Celtic
Ronnie Simpson ko'd by a bottle before the start of the
match. Scot Symon sacked by Rangers and replaced as
manager by David White.
England Under-23's beat Wales 2-1. Dundee beat Royal
Liege 3-1. Racing beat Celtic 1-0 in Montevideo. Six
players, including Johnstone, Lennox, Hughes and Auld
(who never actually left the pitch) were sent off.
Len Glover demanded a transfer from Charlton and was
bought by Leicester.
Liverpool beat Munich 1860 8-0. Football League beat the
League of Ireland 7-2. Rangers beat Cologne 3-0.
Preston's Ernie Hannigan transferred to Coventry. FA
fined Milwall 1,000 pounds and each of the eleven Celtic
players that played against Racing in Montevideo were
fined 250 pounds by the club.
Coventry signed Gerry Baker.
Forest lost 1-0 to Zurich.
Manchester United took over the leadership of Division
One with Blackpool and Portsmouth leading the Division
Two race. In the Third and Fourth Divisions it was
Walsall and Chesterfield respectively.
Manchester United drew 0-0 against Sarajevo. NAC
(Holland) drew 1-1 with Cardiff. David Sadler made his
England debut in a 2-0 victory over Ireland.
Coventry signed Maurice Setters from Stoke.
Football League announced that Peterborough would be
relegated at the end of the season as a result of FA and
Scotland beat Wales 3-2.
Tommy Docherty became manager of Rotherham.
Manchester United beat Sarajevo 2-1. Cologne beat Rangers
3-1, Ferencvaros beat Liverpool 1-0, Olimpique Lyon beat
Tottenham 1-0 (Alan Mullery sent off), Standard Liege
beat Aberdeen -3-0, Hibs beat Napoli 5-0 to win 6-4 on
aggregate, Cardiff beat NAC 4-1, Leeds beat Partizan 2-1.
Chelsea paid Sheffield United 100,000 pounds for Alan
Birchenall and United bought Colin Addison from Arsenal.
Bob McNab (Arsenal) sent off in a League Cup match at
FRANK McLINTOCK and Peter Storey (Arsenal) sent off in a
League match at Burnley.
England drew 2-2 with Russia. Cyril Knowles won his first
Leeds drew 1-1 with Partizan. Aberdeen beat Standard
Preston signed Ray Charnley from Blackpool. Nottingham
Forest purchased Jimmy Baxter from Sunderland for 100,000
Tottenham beat Lyon 4-3 but were eliminated.
Portsmouth were top of Division Two, Manchester United
headed the top sphere.
See Calendar 1970 and Calendar 1971