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|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 Leeds U. dropped first point in 0-0 draw at Highbury (significant in view of the struggle for power in closing stages of season). Arsenal's Eddie Kelly sent off . . . Ipswich T. scored first goal in six games when losing 2-3 to Wolverhampton W.
2 Wilf Smith,100,000 pounds buy for Coventry C., carried off after five minutes in debut at Derby for X-ray to swollen ankle. . . Everton lost again, 2-0 to Manchester U., still without league win. . . all Fulham forwards scored in 5-0 defeat of Bradford C. . . . Fulham on top of table. . . Manchester C. lost 0-1 to Bologna. . . Mick Leach broke left arm in scoring in Q.P .R. first win, at Blackburn . . . punch-up ended C. Palace v Blackpool game, but nobody booked. . . Scottish League struggled to beat League of Ireland by a goal at Celtic Park. . .
4 Terry Branston transferred from Luton T. to Lincoln C. for 5,000 pounds. . . Scottish Footballers' Union tried to persuade home-sick Graeme Souness to go back to Tottenham H. . . . eventually he did.
5 David Webb, scorer of winning goal in Cup Final replay, first game for Chelsea, lost 0-1 at Leeds . . . Goalkeeper Ken Hancock played second game for Tottenham H. in two years, and Tottenham H. lost 0-2 at Highbury to Arsenal. . . C. Palace level third with Arsenal. . . Everton, champions, won first game in seven. . . Fulham to top of Third Division. . . Derek Dougan played centre half for Wolverhampton W. because of long list of injuries. . . Derek Possee scored three for Millwall against Charlton Ath., and was then booked. . . Carlisle U. so hit by injuries that chief scout, Hughie Neil, (34) was sub against Orient (not used) . . . Carlisle U. won 2-0 . . . Glasgow Rangers captain, John Greig, sent off against Falkirk.
8 Carlisle U. signed Celtic's 20-year-old full back John Gorman for 20,000 pounds . . . Southend U. signed Bernard Lewis from Watford . . . Hugh Fisher fined 120 pounds and given six weeks' suspended sentence . . . Allan Clarke carried off with badly bruised leg as Leeds U.lose to Sheffield U. in League Cup. . . Bristol R. beat Newcastle U. . . . Blackpool Chairman William Cartmel voted out of office after quarrel with Manager Les Shannon. . .
9 West Ham U. full back Billy Bonds sent off . . . Aston Villa beat Burnley in League Cup, also Carlisle U. 2 Manchester C. 1 . . . Rochdale drew at C. Palace, scoring 2 in last four minutes. . . Lincoln C. beat Sunderland 2-1 . . . Oxford U. 1 Wolverhampton W. 0 . . . Feyenoord beat Estudiantes l-0 in Rotterdam, to clinch World Club title 3-2 . . . afterwards Feyenoord trainer Ernst Happel (former Austrian international) called Estudiantes "gangsters" . . . Charlton Ath. signed Bobby Hunt from Ipswich T. for 15,000 pounds. . .
12 Announced that England will play East Germany at Wembley on November 25 . . Bob Wilson played his 100th league game for Arsenal, win 2-1 at Burnley , . . C. Palace won 2 0 at Huddersfield, move to third on goal average above Arsenal. .. Leeds U. beaten 3-0 at Stoke. . . Torrential rain in London causing 7 minutes hold-up Orient v Sunderland, and abandonment of Millwall v Sheffield U. game after 25 minutes by Referee Leo Callaghan . . . Port Vale goalkeeper sent off, after which Shrewsbury won 7-3 . . . Celtic beat Rangers 2-0 before all-ticket 73,000 crowd. . . Ingram of Preston N.E., with 10, top scorer in Football League. . . Manchester C. announced profit of 37, 177 pounds , Shrewsbury loss of 4,000 pounds
14 Malcolm Partridge, 19-year-old Mansfield striker, signed for Leicester C. for 50,000 pounds; Texaco launched 100,000 pounds "British Isles Cup" between English, Scottish, N. and S. Irish Clubs now called Texaco International League; Morton beat W.B.A., Motherwell beat Stoke C. and Nottingham F. could only draw at home to Airdrieonians.
15 Burnley, with only three goals from 8 league games, scored 3 against Hearts in Texaco Cup. . . Liverpool 1-0 against Ferencvaros at home. . . Leeds U. 1-0 against amateurs Sarpsborg in Norway, both in Fairs Cup; Corinthian Casuals, without win in Isthmian League, conceded three penalties in 0-5 defeat at Woking all were taken by different players; Sunderland directors trying to borrow 200,000 pounds to increase playing strength and get them out of relegation area. . . Eddie Holliday, former England and Middlesbrough winger, told he must quit the game after breaking a leg. . . George Johnston, ex-Arsenal player, loaned by Birmingham C. to Walsall . . . later joined Fulham as full signing. . . David Gibson to Aston Villa on free transfer from Leicester C.
16 Plenty of British goals in European Cup. . . Celtic got nine against Kokkola of Finland, and Everton took six off an Icelandic team. . . In Cup Winners' Cup Cardiff C. carried on the good work with eight against Larnaca of Cyprus. . . it was real team show with six men sharing the goals. . . Manchester C. only just beat Linfield, but Chelsea drew in Salonika . . . Hibernian kept up the pressure in the Fairs Cup with 6-0 win over Sweden's Malmo . . . Arsenal drew 2-2 with Lazio in Rome. . . Radford's two goals were annulled by those of Chinaglia, who had been given free transfer by Swansea C. five years back. . . now on 400 pound a week as Italian star. . . after the official dinner, which followed the match, players of both sides involved in punch-up in the street. . . later no action taken by EUFA . . .
17 Everton dropped goalkeeper Gordon West from league match with Blackpool . . .West was seen by TV watchers to make controversial hand action to crowd behind goal who had been getting at him after he fumbled an own goal. . . West Ham U. goalkeeper John Cushley travelled with transfer forms to finalise his own deal to Dunfermline . . . Peterborough U., who had not made a profit since 1964, lost 24,054 pound on year's working. . . Football League announced that they had dropped their backing from the sponsored scheme aimed at reducing hooliganism on the soccer terraces in the John White Awards. . . stated Secretary Alan Hardaker, "We couldn't continue to give our official backing because of extreme admin. difficulties"
19 Blackpool's Scottish inside forward Tony Green made first appearance for 17 months (achilles tendon injury) when coming on as sub after nine minutes against Everton . . . Blackpoollost at home 0-2. . . Arsenal scored six against W.B.A., as Tottenham H. confirmed their come-back, after an indifferent start to season, with 3-0 win over C. Palace. . . Chivers and Peters combined in wonder goal, which later had much to do with Chivers' first selection for England. . . Ipswich T. beat Manchester U. 4-0. . . Jimmy Greaves still needs one more league goal to take his total to 350 and become only the fourth player in the Football League to score that number in Football League games. . . achieved the feat at Stoke on October 10 . . . in first qualifying round of F.A. Cup Romford (Fletcher 5, Tapping 3) scored 11-0 win over Rainham . . . and Folkestone got seven at Whitstable . . .Celtic beaten by Joe McBride (former Wolverhampton W. and Luton T. player) scoring both goals for Hibernian. . .
20 West Ham U. flew to New York to play Santos (with Pele) carrying 1.000.000 pound insurance cover. . . following Tuesday, before 22,000 crowd at Randall's Island drew 2-2. . . Clyde Best and Pele each scored twice. . . Malcolm Partridge, 50,000 pound signing from Mansfield T. made successful debut for Leicester C. . . . scored only goal in win over Charlton Ath. . . . Over a century of football history met at Villa Park, where before 26,000 crowd Aston Villa beat Preston N.E. 2-0 . . .
21 Barry Bridges, Ranger's striker, started talks with Millwall regarding their 40,000 pound offer for him. . . and Leicester C. agreed terms with Aldershot for 19-year-old left back Joe Jopling . . . Southend U. signed Jimmy Lumsden from Leeds U. on a free transfer. . . seven of the squad named by Sir Alf Ramsey for the Football League eleven for the game with the Irish League dropped out through week-end injuries . . . Ball, Royle (Everton), Cooper, Hunter, Clarke (Leeds U.), Todd (Sunderland), Kidd (Manchester U.), replaced by Hector, Robson (Derby Co.), Astle, Brown (W.B.A.), Nish (Leicester C.), Moore (Nottingham F.), D. Smith (Stoke C.) . . Millwall beat Stoke C. in League Cup replay, and eight of the twelve teams involved in league games failed to score.
22 Chelsea, Coventry C. and Liverpool through into third round of League Cup. . . but not before shocks for the latter two clubs. . . for Liverpool particularly. . . Mansfield T. led 2-1 at Anfield until five minutes from time. . . then Smith scored a debatable penalty, and Alun Evans got the winner in extra time. . . Derby Co. appointed John Howarth as assistant secretary. . . huge goal totals in European Cup Winners' Cup. . . Borussia Moenchengladbach beat EPA Lamak, Cyprus, l0-0 to qualify 16-0 . . . Zurich's seven against Akureyi of Iceland sent them through 14-1 . . .
23 Arsenal coasted through 2-0 (aggregate 4-2) against Lazio in Fairs Cup, but Manchester C. lost their Anglo-Italian Challenge Cup tie with Bologna 3-2 after drawing at home. . . Comfortable 5-0 Football League win over Irish League. . inevitably Martin Peters got a goal. . . Poland won a Nations Cup match 2-0 against Eire in Dublin. . . Boumemouth's John Meredith broke a leg against Workington T. . . . Celtic, Cowdenbeath, Dumbarton, Rangers all qualified for semi-finals of Scottish League Cup. . . England defeated Finland 3-1 in amateur international at Helsinki. . . Joe Jopling signed for Leicester C. in 45,000 pounds deal which also involved two Leicester C. players. . . Ron Gray, former Lincoln C. and Millwall manager, appointed chief scout to Ipswich T. . . . Maurice Setters fined 120 pound and given six weeks ban (suspended) for having three cautions logged against him. . .
24 The day that 15-year-old Paul Shrubb left his Guildford school he signed apprentice forms for Fulham . .
25 Morgan twins make come-back tomorrow together. . . Ian plays first game of season for Q.P.R. after injury. . . Roger comes into Tottenham H. side after missing two games. . . Draw in Munich places England amateurs in group with Bulgaria for home and away qualifying series for Olympic Games. . . all Leeds U. and Everton players who dropped out of Football League team fit for tomorrow's league games. . . Newport Co. appealed to their ground landlords for rent relief . . . Dr. Hans Bangerter, EUFA General Secretary praised players, referees and spectators at European club games over the year. . . revealed that in 127 European Cup and Cup Winners Cup games only two players sent off . . . Ray Crawford did hat trick in Colchester U. 3-0 win over Crewe Alex. . . . Brentford signed Alex Dawson, ex-Manchester U. centre from Brighton, on two months' loan. . . Celtic v Dumbarton, Rangers v Cowdenbeath in Scottish League Cup semi-final draw. . . all but three of Czechoslovakia's 1970 World Cup squad suspended for allegedly entering into contracts with two West German sports goods firms. . .
26 With 2-0 win at Bolton, Oxford U. went to top of Second Division, after nine games played, for the first time in club's history. . . goals by Ron Atkinson and Smithson achieved this historic milestone. . . at other end of scale, Newport Co. still without a point, also with nine games gone, and adverse goal average of 4 21 . . . nineteen draws in sixty Football and Scottish League games. . . and Stoke C. beat Arsenal 5-0 . . . Hudson's winning goal for Chelsea against Ipswich T. at Stamford Bridge brought outraged cries of protest from the Ipswich players, and their manager Bobby Robson, who joined them on the field in group round the referee. . . they said the ball hit the stanchion outside the net. . . Referee Roy Capey and his linesmen said it hit inside the net. . . 100,000 pounds Alun Evans carried off at Southampton with head injury . . . Ernie Machin (Coventry C.), Chilton (Hull C.) and Selwyn (Dundee) all sent off . . . Q.P.R. scored twice in first five minutes at Middlesbrough, lost 2-6. . . Johnny Giles fractured a cheek bone against Nottingham F. and missed next six weeks football .
28 Arsenal back to form with 40 League Cup replay win over Ipswich T. . . . Nottingham F. held Airdrieonians to 2-2 draw, 4-4 on aggregate, but lost 5-2 on penalties . . . Gerry Hitchens, former England centre, suspended for seven days by F.A. after being sent off while playing for Worcester C. . . . Tommy Booth, Manchester C.'s Under 23's centre half, out for three months with cartilage trouble. . . Blackpool suspended centre forward Fred Pickering for two weeks, for breaches of club discipline. . .
29 Leeds U. who only managed one goal on the ground of the Norwegian amateurs Sarpsborg in the first leg of the Fairs Cup, scored an easy five at Elland Road, with Jack Charlton helping himself to two goals. . . Leeds U. went through 6-0. . Liverpool fought a draw in Hungary to qualify over Ferencvaros by the odd goal in three. . . Wolverhampton W. and Tottenham H. qualified for the second round of the Texaco Cup. . . When Q.P.R. played Luton T. (the two clubs managed, in turn, by Alec Stock) the 19,273 crowd at Shepherds Bush was the biggest of the season to date. . . Luton T. brought on Vic Busby as substitute, his brother Martin was already on the field for Rangers, surely a unique occasion for brothers to be subs on opposite sides. . . Millwall's Barry Kitchener was sent off at Swindon
30 Celtic through 14-0, Everton 9-2, the story of European Cup success. . .Hearts knocked Burnley out of Texaco Cup, 4-1 which made 5-4 on aggregate. . . and Morton beat W.B.A. at home. . . Coventry C., Dundee U., Hibernian and Newcastle U. through the Fairs Cup, but Glasgow Rangers knocked out by Bayern Munich. . . similarly in Cup Winners Cup, Chelsea, Cardiff C. and Manchester C. through, but Aberdeen out on penalty decider.
|Bob Dunning 8 January 2005||
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