are they now?
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As appeared in
Rothman's Football Yearbook 1972-73 (3rd year):
The Queene Anne Press,
2 Manchester U. beat Sheffield U. 2-0 at Old Trafford.
Sheffield's first defeat of the season, and the win
enabJes Manchester U. to close the gap at the top of the
First Division to a single point. In Division Two,
Norwich C. draw 0-0 at home to Q.P .R., while Mi1lwa1l
move into third place with a 2-1 home win over Carlisle
U. John O'Mara scores another hat-trick for Brentford,
who beat Northampton T. 6-1, while Alf Wood scores five
of Shrewsbury T.'s goals in their 7-1 home win over
4 Orient sign Phil Hoadley from C. Palace for 30,000
pounds. . . Tommy Docherty announces his Scottish squad
for the European Championship match against Portugal at
Hampden Park on October 13. It includes ArsenaJ
goaJkeeper Bob Wilson, who was born in Chesterfield but
has Scottish parents, his teammate George Graham, and
Sheffield U.'s skipper Eddie Colquhoun . . . Tottenham
H.are fined 200 by an F. A. Disciplinary Committee,
after the stapJe-firing incident at their ground during
the match with Newcastle U. on August 18.
5 In the third round of the League Cup, Bolton W., at
home to Manchester C., produce the shock result of the
night, winning 3-0 with a hat-trick from 20-year-old
Garry Jones. Aston Villa, after being 2-0 down, fight
back to draw 2-2 at C. Palace, and Sheffield U., at home
to York C., struggle through 3-2, Alan Woodward scoring
the winning goal two minutes from time. Liverpool beat
Southampton 1-0 at Anfield with a goal from Steve
6 Tottenham H., the holders, have a comfortable 4-1 win
at Torquay U. in the League Cup, and Arsenal easily beat
Newcastle U. 4-0 at Highbury. In other ties Chelsea draw
at Nottingham F. (1-1), Stoke C. draw at Oxford (1-1),
Leeds U. draw at West Ham (0-0), and Manchester U. are
held 1-1 by Burnley at Old Trafford.Norwich C. pay 40,000
pounds for Rochdale striker David Cross, and win their
League Cup tie with Carlisle U. 4-1 at Carrow Road.
7 David Lennard joins Blackpool from Halifax T.
9 Sheffield U. lose at home for the first time, 3-2 to
Stoke C., and Manchester U., with a 3-0 win at
Huddersfield, take over as League leaders. In battle at
the bottom of the Division, W.B.A. win 2-0 at C. Palace
with goals from Tony Brown and Bobby Gould. Giacinto
Facchetti plays his 6Oth game for Italy - an all-time
record.Italy beat Sweden 3-0, and qualify for the
10 Q.P.R. sign Terry Mancini from Orient for 30,000
11 League Cup replays, - Chelsea beat Nottingham F. 2-1,
and Preston N.E. beat Watford 2-1.
12 Bolton W. sign Gareth Williams from Bury.
13 England win their European Championship tie in Bas1e
against Switzerland 3-2. Geoff Hurst, Martin Chivers and
Weibel (og) score for England, and Switzerland reply
through Jeandupeux and Kunzli. Scotland, under Tommy
Docherty, beat Portugal 2-1, John O'Hare and Archie
Gemmill score for Scotland, Northern Ireland draw 1-1
with Russia and Wales beat Finland 3-0. . . Ina League
Cup replay, Aston Villa beat C. Palace 2-0.
16 Manchester U. beat Derby Co. 1-0 at Old Trafford via
George Best to stay at the top of the table. Derby were
the last unbeaten side in the First Division. In the
Second Division Norwich C. beat Luton T. 3-1 at Carrow
Road, and Millwall win 3-1 against Bristol C. at the Den.
. . Q.P.R. sign striker John O'Rourke from Coventry C.
for 70,000 pounds.
18 At an F.A. Disciplinary Committee meeting, Aston
Villa's Bruce Rioch is suspended for four weeks.
19 C. Palace sign John Hughes and Willie Wallace from
Celtic for a combined fee of 50,000 pounds . . . Millwall
suffer their first league defeat, losing 1-0 at
Middlesbrough, to an 88th minute goal by John Hickton.
21 Bobby Ham joins Rotherham U. from Preston N.E., and
Everton pay Falkirk 70,000 pounds for full back John
23 Manchester U. win 1-0 at Newcastle with a Gorge Best
goal, to extend their lead at the top of the First
Division. Derby Co. beat Arsena12-1 at the Baseball
Ground. In the vital match in Division Two, Norwich C.
suffer their first league defeat, losing 2-1 at Millwall.
20 Moenchengladbach beat Inter 7-1 in a European Cup tie
in Germany. Inter centreforward Roberto Boninsegna is
carried off after being hit on the head by a beer can
thrown by the crowd. The Italians claim the match. In
other ties, Arsenal win away to Grasshoppers (Zurich) and
Ujpest Dozsa beat Valencia 1-0 in Spain.
25 Derek Dougan, Chairman of the P.F.A., successfully
appeals against a booking received against C. Palace. The
booking would be recorded, but would not count against
26 In the League Cup B1ackpool beat Aston Villa 4-1, but
the other three ties are drawn, Arsenal v Sheffield U.
(0-0), Q.P.R. v Bristol R. (1-1), and Grimsby T. v
Norwich C. (1-1). The U.E.F.A.cancel the 7-1
Moenchengladbach result, and another match is arranged in
West Berlin. The Greek team Panionios is thrown out of
the U.E.F.A. Cup, because of their players behaviour in a
game against Ferencvaros.
27 West Ham U. beat Liverpool 2-1 in the League Cup, but
the other three ties are drawn, making a total of six
replays necessary. Manchester U. draw 1-1 at Old Trafford
with Stoke C., but both Tottenham H. and Chelsea are held
by lower opponents, Preston N.E. drawing 1-1 at White
Hart Lane, and Bolton W. drawing 1-1 at Stamford Bridge.
In the European Championship Russia draw 0-0 with Spain
in Seville and reach the last eight, while Wales lose 1-0
in Czechoslovakia. . . Fulham sign Alan Stephenson on a
two month loan from West Ham U., and Birmingham C. pay
Carlisle U. 80,000 pounds for Bob Hatton. Barry Endean
(Charlton Ath.) and Eamon Rogers (Blackbum R.) are
involved in a swop deal between the two clubs. . .
Juventus beat Aberdeen 2-0 in a U.E.F.A. Cup tie.
28 Blackpool's Scottish international Tony Green signs
for Newcastle U. for 140,000 pounds.
29 Bournemouth maintain their pressure at the top of the
Third Division, beating Mansfield T. 5-0 away, Ted
MacDougall scoring a hat-trick.
30 Manchester U. lose their unbeaten record at Old
Trafford, going down 1-0 to Leeds U. Derby Co. maintain
their challenge with a 2-0 win at Nottingham F.
Mike Allen (Middlesbrough) to Brentford; Stan Bowles
(Crewe Alex.) to Car]isle U. ; Lew Chatterley (Aston
Villa) to Northampton T. ; Malcolm Darling (Norwich C.)
to Rochdale; Chris Fagan (Liverpool) to Tranmere R. ;
Tony Field (Southport) to Blackburn R. ; Fred Goodwin
(Blackburn R.) to Southport ; Mick Heaton (Sheffield U.)
to Blackburn R.; Brian Hill (Coventry C.) to Torquay U.;
Gordon Hindson (Newcastle U.)to Luton T.; Jimmy McGill
(Huddersfield T.) to Hull C.; Ian Mitchell (Newcastle U.)
to Dundee U.; Pat Morrissey (Crewe Alex.) to Chester;
Martin O'Neill (Distillery) to Nottingham F. ; Alex Reid
(Dundee U.) to Newcastle U.; Chris Simpkin (Hull C.) to
See Calendar 1970 and Calendar 1971