|Talk 60's 70's Football at Yahoo! Clubs sixtiesandseventiessoccer|
|Thirty Years Ago|
As appeared in Rothman's Football Yearbook 1971-72 (2nd year)
The Queene Anne Press, London 1971
Note : The news from thirty years ago has an archive below
1 Alan Birchenall, C. Palace 100,000 pounds signing, scored two in first game, against St Mirren at Selhurst Park. Nobby Stiles left out of Manchester U. team for Watney Cup-tie at Reading, United won 3-2. In Watney Cup (the newly sponsored tournament) Sheffield U. won 60 at Aldershot; Fulham lost 3 - 5 at home to Derby Co. in extra time; Hull C. won 40 at Peterborough; Bumley played Tony Waiters in goal after three years out of the game, at Middlesbrough, where they lost Martin Dobson, Under-23's player, with broken leg.
3 Allan Clarke, Leeds U. and England forward, fined 75 pounds by F.A. for three cautions. His three weeks suspension suspended for twelve months; Johnny Haynes after nearly twenty years with Fulham, joined Durban aty in South Africa.
4 Tottenham H. beat Glasgow Rangers 2 0 at White Hart Lane in friendly.
5 Fairs Cup rules changed so that Arsenal, last season's winners, come in. Drawn against Lazio, of Rome. Cardiff C. signed C. Palace goalkeeper Frank Parsons for 15,000 pounds. Manchester U. beat Hull C. in semi-final of Watney Cup. One-one at full time and extra time, first use made of new 'settling' rule when United won 4 3 on penalty kicks. In other semi-final Derby Co. beat Sheffield U. 1- 0. Gary Pendry (Birmingham) sent off in Holland.
8 Everton beat Chelsea 21 at Stamford Bridge in Charity Shield; Derby Co. won 4-1 against Manchester U. in Final of Watney Cup.
9 Announced that Brian Dear, given free by Millwall, will sign on dole. Later in week re-signed by West Ham U. Jimmy McIlroy appointed coach and assistant manager to Nat Lofthouse at Bolton. New floodlights to assist TV cameras installed at West Ham. Tony Coleman, Sheffield W. winger, started three weeks suspension.
10 Peter Simpson, Arsenal wing half, into hospital for cartilage operation. Trevor Hockey sent off at Haarlem in pre-season friendly for Birmingham C. (see Aug. 5). Bobby Moore missed friendly at Bristol C. because his wife had been threatened with kidnap attempt. Leeds U. first club to instal 'police station' on ground. Announced that European Cup Final will be played at Wembley on June 2, 1971 and Cup Winner's Cup Final in Athens on May 19, 1971. Shay Brennan became manager of Waterford, and left Manchester U. with life pension to come in 1973 of 15 pounds a week. Wilf McGuinness formally appointed manager of Manchester U. Chelsea signed John Phillips (Villa keeper) for 25,000 pounds. Reading signed Steve Death, 21 year old West Ham U. goalkeeper for 20,000 pounds, their record fee. Coventry paid Liverpool 30,000 pounds for Geoff Strong. Alan Hardaker demanded action by civil authorities against soccer hooligans as matter of life or death. Quoted, 'Somebody is going to get killed before long'.
11 C. Palace announced new incentive bonuses for their players which it was reported, could earn them weekly pay packets of up to 300 pounds. Also that in 1975 they will build luxury super double decker stand.
12 Leicester C. paid Bristol C. 50,000 pounds for Bobby Kellard. Pat Terry, former high scorer in League, signed for Folkestone from Hillingdon.
13 Manchester U. appoint John Aston as chief scout in place of 76-year-old Joe Armstrong. Derby Co. transferred Irish international wing half Arthur Stewart to Ballymena. Watneys announce that they will sponsor end-of-season tournament for amateurs.
14 Brian Dear signed for West Ham U. John Taylor, Alvechurch goalkeeper, signed pro. forms for Chester. Everton lift ban on TV cameras at Goodison. Vasas, Budapest, beat Real Madrid in Malaga tournament on penalties. Ferenc Puskas equalised in last minute against his old club, Real Madrid. Chelsea leave out David Webb. Luton leave out David Court.
15 Soccer opening matches. . .751,137 (First Div. 390,069; Div. II 192,788; Div. III, 106,305; Div. IV 61,873) saw them, increase of 32,000 on previous season. Leeds U. won 10 at Manchester U, Mick Jones scoring his 100th league goal. Cambridge U. drew 1- 1 with Lincoln C. at home in first game. Day's biggest gate at Old Trafford, 59,365. Mike Summerbee, Manchester C. sent off at Southampton. Trevor Jacobs first man to be booked three times in new totting-up system. Had been cautioned on Jan. 3 and 24. Tony Waiters lost a goal against Liverpool in first match for Burnley . . . took five steps. Wharton hat-trick for Bolton, the first of season.
16 Derek Dougan elected Chairman of Players' Union, taking over from Terry Neill.
17 John Hardie, part time Bradford (non-league) goalkeeper after lifetime in Division IV, signed for C. Palace. Billy Bingham re-appointed manager of Irish national team. Swansea C. dropped four players after losing their first game 2-0 at home to Port Vale.
18 In first round of Football League Cup, Birmingham C. held 3-3 at home by Wrexham. Colin Addison asked for transfer from Sheffield U. C. Palace first time had police 'spies' in back of stand, with field glasses and walkie talkie, watching crowd behaviour.
19 Two players sent off in League cup-ties . . . John Hobson, Notts Co. against Aston Villa, Stockport's 18-year-old John Griffiths against Preston N.E.
20 In draw for second round of League Cup Aldershot got plum match, home to Manchester U. Immediately started plans to mark their 'park' ground safe for the expected huge crowd. Five clubs, Tottenham H., C. Palace, Brighton, Peterborough U., Halifax, fined for lateness in sending in report of re-engagement and transfer list.
22 Terry Hennessey, 110,000 pounds Welsh international, out of Derby Co. side with injury, back against Stoke C., carried off after twelve minutes. Stanley Ternent, of Carlisle U., sent off. Wolves lost for third time, Manchester U. still without a goal. C. Palace beat Newcastle U. for first win, the goal scored by 100,000 pounds Alan Birchenall. One of day's biggest gates, the 29,205 at Villa Park for visit of Plymouth. Arsenal beat Manchester U. 4-0 before day's biggest gate, 54,117. Leeds U. who beat Everton 3-2, only First Division side with full points. Goalpost broke at Lincoln C. v. Brentford, play held up for 45 minutes, then remaining 3 1/2 minutes played (similar break at Swindon on Aug. 29 !)
24 West Ham U. Res. beat Arsenall 0 in lst leg of Football Combination 1969-70 Final. Among players 100,000 pounds Peter Marinello, Peter Eustace 90,000 pounds and Bobby Ferguson 65,000 pounds. Draw for lst round of new British Isles Cup brought Spurs and Dunfermline together.
25 Rodney Marsh having asked to play in Q.P .R. reserves, scored 4 against Bristol R. In 1969-70 Final of London Charity Cup, Kingstonian lost 2-4 to Sutton U. Bob McNab signed new contract with Arsenal after long dispute.
26 Leeds U. beat West Ham U. 3-0, still only 100 per cent club in lst Division, went to top of table. Everton last year's champions still without a win. Gordon Banks (Stoke C. v. W.B.A.) had 5 goals against him for first time since joining Stoke in Apri11967.
27 In first leg of World Club Championship, Feyenoord drew 2-2 with Estudiantes in Buenos Aires.
28 Terry Hennessey (Derby Co.) into hospital for cartilage operation. Agreed deal between Wilf Smith (Sheffield W.) and Chelsea (John Boyle) total 100,000 pounds, fell through, because Smith thought houses in London 'too expensive'. Hamilton Academicals withdrew from Div. II Scottish League-ground taken over by Clyde (later persuaded to compete). Ken Barnes appointed coach to Manchester C.
29 Announced that on Sept. 13 new Welsh Sunday League would start. Birmingham C. agreed to pay Manchester U. 50,000 pounds for John Aston (deal did not go through). Goalpost at Swindon broke (see Aug. 22). Chelsea signed Steve Sherwood, 16-year old goalkeeper from Selby-brother of athlete John Sherwood. Leeds U. won again-still only 100 per cent First Division side.
30 Announced that Jean Havelange, President of the Brazilian Sports Confederation, nominated to stand as President of F.I.F.A. in 1974-Rous will then be 79.
31 Wilf Smith, Sheffield W. full back, turned down Chelsea, agreed to join Coventry C.- 100,000 pounds record price for a full-back, due to play against Derby Co. on Sept. 2-his 24th birthday. Ray Crawford back from Southern League football, scored first goals for Colchester in 20 win at Barrow. George McVitie from Carlisle U. to W.B.A. for 30,000 pounds.
|Bob Dunning 13 August 2005||
See the latest Soccer headlines at www.bobdunning.net