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June / July 1972
The news from thirty years ago has an archive below
June 1972 was covered
in two editions of Rothmans....
1) As appeared in
Rothman's Football Yearbook 1972-73 (3rd year) :
The Queene Anne Press,
U. F.A. Cup giant-killers are elected to the Fourth
Division at the annual meeting of the Football League in
London. They replace Barrow who failed in a second ballot
after the two clubs had tied on the first count with 26
In the second ballot, Hereford gained 29 to Barrow's 20.
Northampton T. (49 votes), Crewe Alexandra (46) and
Stockport C. (46) were re-elected.
Colin Addison, Hereford's player-manager who will miss
the season's start through suspension, promised 'a
determined and dedicated effort from all at Edgar Street
to put us on the map in League football'. With a
catchment area of 200,000, gates of 6,000 and a profit
made on the season of 16,500 pounds, Hereford have a good
basis for success.
Other points arising from the meeting were: minimum
admission charges increased from 30p to 40p;
Len Shipman (Leicester) retained as President of the
Football League, with Lord Westwood (Newcastle) and Syd
Collings (Sunderland) re-elected to the management
the new 'points for punishment' plan will operate but
under the jurisdiction of the F.A.;
and suspensions will be for matches rather than weeks.
Items which failed to achieve the necessary threequarter
majority were Blackpool's three-up-and-down scheme;
Nottingham F.'s plea to look at Sunday football;
Everton's suggestion of a 15 minute half-time break;
Orient's idea for restriction of loan transfers and a new
Cup for Third and Fourth Division clubs sponsored by
Southend U. and Stockport C.
2) As appeared in
Rothman's Football Yearbook 1972-73 (4th year) The Queene Anne Press, London
1 Kevin Keegan sent off in Magdeburg, where England
Under-23s draw 2-2 with E. Germany. . . John Bond,
Bournemouth manager, refuses to join Coventry in a
similar capacity, saying that he feels his future lies
with the Third Division club.
2 Francis Burns (Manchester U.) signs for Southampton-the
fee 50,000 pounds. . .Rangers may play Ajax next season
for the 'Championship of Europe'.
4 England Under-23s beat Poland 3-0 in Warsaw, with goals
by Worthington, Richards and Currie . . . Marseille beat
Bastia 2-1 in the French Cup final. . .
Benfica win the Cup in Portugal with a 3-2 extra-time
victory over Sporting Lisbon . . .Iain Phillip refuses to
go to Brazil with the Scotland party.
5 Everton pay Huddersfield 80,000 pounds for David
Lawson-a record for a goalkeeper. . . Chelsea announce a
5.5 million pounds face-lift for Stamford Bridge. The
conversion into a super-stadium will take eight years,
and the work on the project will start immediately. The
seating capacity of the ground will be smaller in the
1972- 73 season due to the alterations.
6 UEFA put the blame on Glasgow Rangers for their fans'
behaviour in the CupWinners' Cup final at Barcelona. The
European Organising Committee also states that, in
future, only stadiums with adequate seating facilities
will be allowed to stage final matches. . . Sir Alf
Ramsey is not satisfied with the accommodation offered to
the England party in Moscow and threatens to take the
players home unless the Russians improve the hotel
arrangements. . . Ray Treacy (Charlton) moves to Swindon
for 35,000 pounds. . . Alan Gowling (Manchester U.) joins
Huddersfield for 60,000 pounds.
7 Leeds buy Trevor Cherry for 100,000 pounds from
Huddersfield . . . Peter Shilton excels himself in
Moscow, where England Under-23s hold Russia to a goalless
draw. . .
Alan Ashman returns from Greece and takes over as manager
of Carlisle . . . Willie Waddell becomes the general
manager of Rangers and Jock Wallace the new team boss.
10 Three players sent off at Stoke in an Anglo-Italian
Cup match (Dobing, Smith, Marini). AS Roma win 2-1 to
reach the final v Blackpool.
11 Austria beat Sweden 2-0 in a Group I World Cup
qualifying match in Vienna.
12 Joe Mercer demoted at Manchester C. In future Malcolm
Allison will take full control on all foot balling
matters. . . Peter Osgood fined 150 pounds by FA and
given a 28-day suspended sentence for three bookings. . .
Scotland place an international ban on Pat Stanton and
14 Russia beat Hungary 1-0, and W. Germany defeat hosts
Belgium 2-1 in the European Championship semi-finals.
Muller scores both goals for the Germans, bringing his
personal total to nine in the tournament. . . In the
Independence Tournament in Brazil, Yugoslavia beat
15 Joe Mercer appointed new manager of Coventry. Gordon
Milne, former England wing-half and manager of Wigan
Athletic, becomes the club's new coach.
16 Glasgow Rangers banned for two years from European
competitions by UEFA because of the crowd disturbances at
the Cup-Winners' Cup final. But they can keep the Cup.
Club manager Willie Waddell says that he will appeal
against the findings.
17 Belgium beat Hungary 2-1 in the third-place final at
Liege. Van Himst collects his 69th cap-an all-time
18 W. Germany show tremendous form in beating Russia 3-0
in the European Championship final (Muller 2, Wimmer) . .
. In the Yugoslav Cup final Hajduk Split beat Dynamo
19 Fulham dismiss Bill Dodgin, the club's manager for
three and a half years. . . In the Independence
Tournament the Rep. of Ireland beat Ecuador 3-2.
Alex Stock appointed to succeed Dodgin at FuIharn . . .
Sbeffield W. announce they are willing to take back
former players Peter Swan and David Layne, whose life
bans were lifted by the FA, . . Stoke reject the fixture
v the Italian Cup winners, manager Waddington saying: 'We
do not wish to get involved with Italian football again
after the scandals of the Anglo-ltalian tournament.'
23 Newest Football League club Hereford drawn against
Aston Villa in the Football League Cup. Reading will play
Fulham and Cardiff meet Bristol R. in the top pairings of
the first round.
24 AS Roma beat Blackpool 3-1 in the Anglo-ltalian Cup
final, becoming the first Italian club to win this
tournament. . . Uruguay will propose to FIFA that Great
BritaIn should be allowed to enter only one team in
future World Cups. The English FA appeals to every
country for help to fight the proposal.
27 Geoff Hurst sold to Stoke for 80,000 pounds. . . Ray
Smith, the Wrexham striker, joins Peterborough for 5,000
pounds. . . Ajax agree to play Independiente Buenos Aires
for the World Club Championship. . . Scottish referees
threaten to strike.
28 Liverpool, after showing interest in Huddersfield
striker Frank Worthington, call off the deal when it is
learnt that he has high blood pressure.
29 Wolverhampton sign Burnley winger Steve Kindon for
100,000 pounds. . . Mike Trebilcock, who scored twice for
Everton in the 1966 Cup final, joins Torquay on a free
transfer from Portsmouth. . . Brazil draw 0-0 with
Czechoslovakia in the Independence Tournament: another
result: Scotland 2 Yugoslavia 2.
30 Czechoslovakia beat Russia 3-1 in the first leg of the
European Under-23 Championship final.
Note : The news from
thirty years ago has an archive below
appeared in Rothman's Football Yearbook 1972-73 (4th
year) The Queene
Anne Press, London 1973
2 Scotland draw again in the Independence Tournament, 0-0
4 Harry Potts, Burnley's manager since 1958 and genera]
manager since 1970, has left Turf Moor.
5 Hereford pay Fulham 2,000 for George Johnston. .
. Brazil beat Scotland 1-0 with a late goal from
6 Rangers' European ban cut to one year by the UEFA
7 Paul Went of Charlton becomes Fulham's first big
signing, Stock paying 80,000 pounds for the young
9 Yugoslavia beat Argentina 4-2 in the third-place final
of the Independence Tournament at Brazil. A player from
each side is sent off and the game is described as a
scandalous brawl, a disgrace to football. Brazil win the
tournament by beating Portugal 1-0, Jairzinho once again
getting the winner.
12 The draws for the European competitions are made in
Zurich. Derby face a tough tie against Zeljeznicar
Sarajevo; Celtic are paired with the Norwegian amateurs
Rosenborg. In the Cup-Winners' Cup Leeds will play
Ankaragucu, and Hibernian are drawn against Sporting
13 Sandor Barcs of Hungary is the new acting president of
UEFA, replacing Gustav Wiederkehr of Switzerland who died
16 Details of the new FA penalty points disciplinary
system announced. Football League players totting up 12
points will be automatically suspended for two matches.
29 The Watney and Dryborough Cup competitions open the
season in England and Scotland. Bristol R. beat
Wolverhampton 2-0 and Sheffield U. win 3-0 against Notts
Co. Peterborough beat Blackpool 7-6 on penalties, but the
losers contend that Don Heath, who had been previously
substituted, was not eligible to take his kick.
31 The Football League decides that the result of the
Peterborough v Blackpool tie must stand. . . The
International Board rules that, because of the political
situation, Irish teams will not be invited to take part
in the Texaco Cup. The sponsors will, however, pay
5,000 to each of the Irish Leagues as in the past.
See Calendar 1970 and Calendar 1971