are they now?
magazines condensed to their 70-71 content !!
||Either written by Bob or Bob
wished he had.
||Packed with specific 70-71
||Lots of 70-71players but more
to do with another era
||Fair amount of incidental
||Fleeting 70-71 referrences
||As useful to these pages as
Horse and Hound
Total Football August
2000, no.63 - Bob Rating : B
Well there's barely a
Bob's 70-71 reference in site, but who cares, this is a
fabulous edition which gives match reports of every game
from the superb Euro 2000 won in such exciting style by
France. I don't recommend things often, but I certainly
do now - Go and get it whilst it's still there on the
stands. As for what Bob 70-71 content there is ...
- All the magazines
have Pele (Star Players of Mexico
this month, 'Total Football''scontribution is on
page 95, and is linked to they're review of
Aberdden's version of the 'Images of Sport'
- The only other
reference I immediately saw was Terry Yorath's (Leeds United squad) picture in the
'Great Games' feature illustrating the 1976 clash
between Wales and Yugoslavia.
Four Four Two August 2000, no.72 -
Bob Rating BB. See 'FourFourTwo'
Rating earned on the
strength of an excellent article about Jimmy Greaves
which continues the magazine's unmissable series on
football history. Other incidental references includes
- Terry Venables (QPR) crops up advertising Coral Eurobet
which is claming to offer the world's first
WAP-based sports betting facility, like the world
really needed it's first WAP-based sports betting
- As I said, it's a
Pele (Star Players of Mexico
obsessed month this month, and 442 celebrates
with pictures of our man in the appropriately
titled 'Out and About' feature with Ronaldo's
baby, with Sean Connery and Sepp Blatter, then
finally with Micael Schumacher. He also crops up
in his 1970 playing days as one of the
illustrations to the, 'If you were boss' feature
- along with Brian Clough (Derby County manager) and Trevor
Francis (Birmingham City squad).
- The advert for jamba.co.uk poses the question 'Who
once swapped a player for a lawn mower ?' to
which the answer is apparantly, Ron
- The 70-71 season
specifically gets a mention in the article about
'Football Bargain Buys'. One bargain featured is
Scunthorpe's own, Kevin Keegan who moved to Liverpool
for 35,000 pounds in May, 1971 ...
Keegan at Liverpool followed by John Toshack
Scunthorpe United to Liverpool May 1971 If Alan Ball's dad (also called
Alan) had been able to persuade Preston's chainnan to
scrape together another 5,000 pounds, the history of
English football might have been rather different.
But Ball Snr, then boss at Deepdale, had no such
luck. So when Kevin Keegan left Scunthorpe travelled
not to Deepdale but to Anfield, in a transfer of such
ludicrous value that Bill Shankly described it as
'robbery with violence'. Even without Preston's lack
of cash, Keegan might not have got his dream move but
for the luck of a Cup draw. When Scunthorpe took
Tramnere to a second replay in the 1970-71 FA Cup,
the neutral venue chosen was Goodison Park - right on
Shankly's doorstep. Bob Paisley had already
recommended the young winger to his boss, but Keegan
played well enough at Goodison for Shankly not to
dispute his assistant's verdict. The rest is history:
a goal after seven minutes on the opening day of the
1971/72 season, 100 goals in 321 games for Liverpool,
an almost telepathic understanding with strike
partner John Toshack, three League titles, two Uefa
Cups, a European Cup and an FA Cup. When Keegan
finally moved to Hamburg (where he would win two
European Footballer Of The Year titles) in summer
1977, Liverpool were able to pocket a transfer fee of
500,000 pounds a 1,429 per cent profit.
of the Day Magazine August 2000 - Bob Rating BB
month's edition is actually edited by Bob 70-71 'Next
Generation' star, Jamie Redknapp. Jamie's currently
undergoing career threatening surgery on his knee, so it
is as well that he has a sideline ongoing...
Jamie's editorial in full ...
EDITOR'S CHAIR. As Tim decided to go riding off to
Euro 2000 on his Honda Hornet, he asked me if I' d
stand in as guest editor for the month. It took me
all of two seconds to make my mind up. Although the
wages could be better, the chance to get my hands on
one of the country's top football magazines was just
too good to miss. When I saw the state of the office
it took me back to the days when I used to share a
flat with Don Hutchison.
So my first
task was to tidy the place up a bit and bring in a
few creature comforts. After that I had the place
running like a well-oiled machine and it was just a
matter of filling the pages with the usual standard
of wit, style and authority. On page 42 you can read
how Spencer Vignes embarked on his toughest mission
yet, taking a special VIP guest to the England v
Germany match. It's hilarious. Following on from the
European Championships, we take a look at the state
of England's future (p53) . There are some great
young players coming through, such as Joe Cole, who
gives us a very good interview on page 56. You can
check out what's on offer to kids at the various
soccer schools (p60) , and then on page 82 we give
you loads of ideas for different football games to
play in the park this summer.
I'm very proud
of this issue, and now I'm off to put my feet up.
Enjoy the summer!
FOOTBALLERS don't need a second invitafion to tell
you how much better the game was in their day. They
were harder then, you see, but more honest and they
did it all for two bob a week. Marvellous. Ron
'Chopper' Harris is a classic example. As captain of
Chelsea when they won the FA Cup and Cup Winne15 Cup
in 1970 and '71 respectively, he was a hard man with
medals on his chest. Now Ron has spoken out ta MOTD,
giving his views on the nambYi>Dmbies of today.
He pays a million pounds to get his hair tinted, when
he wouldn't even be fit enough to lace George Best's boots." Ah that old chestnut.
"He'd have been called a poof in my day. He
can't tackle, All he can do is cross a ball with one
foot. "The game today," he goes on,
"is dominated by too many con-men and
cheats." He blames this on the influx of foreign
Owen has only been in the game five minutes and is a
multimillionaire already, so where's his will to
win?" He's on a roll now. "Stamford Bridge
is more like a circus. You have to pay 20 pounds to
park, another 24 pounds for the cheapest seat. That's
before you add on travel, refreshments, a programme
and so on. That's a lot of money."
So who would
win in a match between the heroes of his day and the
foreign legion at Chelsea today? "We would win
1-0," he states conservatively. "Because we
had more commitment. We weren't pampered ponces, the
game was played by men."
minutes' feature is with Scunthorpe's own, Kevin
Keegan in which
fairly unconnected trivial questions are thrown
at Kev, who generally speaking does well to
answer most of them. Apparantly Kevin is
obsessional about making and eating omelettes,
first ever kissed a girl called Katherine Allen
when he was six, and shock horror, is listening
to Westlife in the car at the moment (it seems
his children played it, and he liked it and got
his own copy!)
magazine's readers voted fot the 'Golden Jimmies'
(not a patch on the Top Bob). There was only a
limited Bob 70-71 interest. Sir Alex Ferguson (Falkirk) won the 'Most Annoying Person'
award, and was also second to Bradford City's
Paul Jewell (well Sheffield Wednesday now) for
the 'Best Manager' award.. Joe Royle (Everton) was third for his success at
promoting Manchester City to the Premiership.
1966 gets a
quick review with a picture of Bobby
Moore being held
aloft with the World Cup trophy. Similar, but not
the same as the illustration below.
Bobby Moore holds
up the World Cup for England in 1966
Clough (Derby County manager), Trevor Brooking (West
Ham United squad)
and Roy Race (Melchester Rovers) have their
feature on the future of England in Japan,
includes Michael Owen and Frank Lampard in the
side (Sons and Daughters).
on footballers and golf has a contemporary
picture of keen golfer, Bobby Gould (Wolverhampton
magazine's picture of Pele (Star Players of Mexico 1970) illustrates the story of US
League football, and the demise of the NASL. he
is held aloft waving to a crowd in a huge
'Wonderland' feature where someone chooses the
best of the best from their favourite team. This
month Sean Dennell chose his top Sheffield
Wednesday moments. With the golden era being down
as 1991-93, there's never going to be much of Bob
70-71 interest, so it's limited to the choice of
Manager, which is Big Ron Atkinson.
Leeds, Leeds. July 2000 - Bob Rating BBBB
With a staggering
Billy Bremner count of 8 pictures including one in a
poster, this has got to be the magazine of month at Bob's
70-71 pages. Poor you if you don't live in Leeds because
that might make it a difficult issue to get hold of. The
main reason for liking the issue is the 7 page article
'The Harder They Come' with research by Simon Mann and
stacked with Seventies pictures provided by the Andrew
Varley Picture Agency. It is an interview that brings
together hard men Billy Bremner, Norman Hunter, and Johnny Giles. This is magazine heaven.
There is also a
doulbe page spread of Leeds United's page in the 1978
Panini sticker album which I remember well. It includes
Peter Hampton, Tony Currie (Sheffield
United), Arthur Graham (Aberdeen), Carl Harris, Jimmy Armfield, Paul Reaney (Leeds
United), David Stewart (Ayr United), Frankie Gray, Paul Madeley (Leeds
United), Gordon McQueen
Trevor Cherry (Huddersfield Town), Joe Jordan (Morton), Allan Clarke, Eddie Gray and Peter Lorimer. What a squad !!
And there's more,
such as the a fabulous poster of Norman Hunter, Paul Reaney (Leeds
United) and Billy Bremner parading the Charity Shield around
Elland Road in August 2, 1969, and a picture of Paul
Madeley (Leeds United) from around 1970 to illustrate a letter
Back issues are
available from 0113 226 6130, and subscription on 01895
433 722 or by e-mail at email@example.com . I'm telling you this and I'm not even
on comission !!!
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