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As appeared in
Rothman's Football Yearbook 1974-75 (5th year) :
The Queen Anne Press,
1 England beat Bulgaria 1-0 in Sofia with a goal scored
by Frank Worthington in the 44th minute. Scotland are
beaten 2-1 at Bruges by Belgium. Jim Holton sustains a
knee injury and couldn't play in the match. He is now
doubtful for the World Cup finals. . . There is also
trouble for Scotland on the commercial front.
Apparently, the agent, Mr Bill Bain, who deals with the
players' 'perks pool', has been appointed by the SF A,
and 10 per cent of the income will go to the Association.
The players protest against this 'novel idea' and will
fight it out with Bain. Skipper Bremner says, 'We shall
have just one more meeting with him in Oslo, but we do
not want to see him in W. Germany'.
2 Trouble for some British players on tour. Kevin Keegan
has a bust- up with the Yugoslav police at Belgrade
Airport, is taken into custody and lat er released.
Billy Bremner and Jimmy Johnstone miss the curfew at Oslo
and Willie Ormond contacts the Scottish FA. It is decided
that the two culprits won't be sent home, but merely
warned as to their future conduct.
3 The Yugoslav authorities are not pressing charges
against Keegan. Bremner will captain Scotland against
Norway on Wednesday.
4 Ron Saunders is the new Aston Villa manager.
5 England draw their last tour game, 2-2, against
Yugoslavia. The balance sheet since Joe Mercer took over
as caretaker manager is three wins, three draws, and one
defeat. Goals for 9, against 7.
6 Scotland beat Norway 2-1 at Oslo - their last warm-up
game for the World Cup.
Jordan and Dalglish get the goals in a match described as
'untidy' and 'rather disappointing' . . . 16 English
clubs are taking part in the Texaco Cup. The new format
introduces mini-Leagues, and the early games will be
played before the start of the season. The four group
winners will be joined by four Scottish clubs in the
later 'knock-out' stages of the tournament.
7 Bobby Parker (Coventry) signs for Carlisle for a 60,000
pounds transfer fee. At the League's AGM, the clubs
refuse - once again - the TV package deal, and it seems
that the television companies might be forced to
negotiate fees on a week-by-week basis with the clubs
involved in the matches to be screened. . . All four
clubs seeking re-election are voted back, as the several
non-League teams collect and split a sizeable number of
votes. . . Lord Westwood of Newcastle is the new
President of the Football League, taking over from Len
Shipman, who has resigned for health reasons.
further dates were reported.)
see July 1970-71
As appeared in
Rothman's Football Yearbook 1975-76 (6th year) :
Compiled by Leslie
Vernon and Jack Rollin. The Queen Anne Press, London 1975
3 , Chelsea pays a club record 225,000 pounds for David
Hay of Celtic. . . Bobby Collins is the new manager of
Huddersfield . . . A shake-up at board level at AFC
Bournemouth. Five directors resign with Harry Stacey
reverting to the job of Secretary. . . Holland beat
Brazil 2-0 (Neeskens, Cruyff) and W. Germany defeat
Poland 1-0 (Milller) in virtual World Cup semi-finals.
4 Don Revie is appointed the new England team manager in
succession to Sir Alf Ramsey.
7 W. Germany beat Holland 2-1 in the World Cup Final.
Neeskens scores from a penalty in the first minute.
Breitner equalizes with a spot-kick, and Milller scores
the winning goal before half-time. Jack Taylor
(Wolverhampton) is the referee.
9 Stoke pay 200,000 for Geoff Salmons of Sheffield U .
12 Terry Paine moves to Hereford as a 'player/coach. . .
Dramatic announcement at Anfield-Bill Shankly retires
because he feels the strain of being involved in top
class football. His last deal-200,000 pounds for Ray
15 Arsenal buy Brian Kidd, 110,000 pounds, as a
replacement for Kennedy. . . Tottenham sign Alfie Conn.
16 Orient announce plans for a new stand and 2,200,000
pounds sports and office complex next to their Brisbane
17 Leicester grant Peter Shilton's transfer request. . .
The League Chairmen accept the TV contract for a
three-year period. The voting is 36 in favour, 13
19 'Pop' Robson joins Sunderland from West Ham for
145,000 pounds . . . Nottingham F. put top striker Duncan
McKenzie on the transfer list after contract negotiations
20 Brian Clough leaves Brighton to become the new Leeds
manager. He accepts a five-year contract worth a reported
20,000 pounds per year. His former assistant, Peter
Taylor, stays at Brighton as the new boss.
22 Jeff Astle, the former England striker, joins Southern
League Club Dunstable . . . Derek Possee signs for Orient
for 50,000 pounds . . . Mike Bamber, the Brighton
chairman, accuses the Leeds directors of 'going-back' ona
gentleman's agreement concerning compensation for Brian
24 Stoke instal moats at their Victoria ground.
26 George Best signs to play in two pre-season friendlies
for Southern League Dunstable . . . Bob Paisley is
appointed the new manager of Liverpool. The 54-year-old
former assistant to Bill Shankly has been with the club
since 1939 . . . Sunderland defender David Young signs
for Charlton for 20,000 pounds.
29 Leeds reject Brighton's claim that 75,000 pounds
compensation was agreed for Clough . . .
Luton sign Adrian Alston, the Australian World Cup
30 Leeds trainer/coach Les Cocker quits the club to
become No.2 to Don Revie at the Football Association.
Cocker has been with Leeds since 1961, and was trainer to
the England squad under Sir Alf Ramsey.
31 Tony Byme, the Southampton and Eire defender, joins
Hereford for 18,000 pounds.
New manager John Sillett earlier signed veteran Terry
Paine and Fred Kemp from the same club.
See Calendar 1970 and Calendar 1971