are they now?
Note : The news from thirty years ago has an archive below
see May 1970-71
As appeared in
Rothman's Football Yearbook 1975-76 (6th year) :
The Queen Anne Press,
1 Wales make history by winning their fourth consecutive
match - 3-1 in Luxembourg.
3 West Ham win the FA Cup for the second time in the
club's history. Alan Taylor scores twice in the second
half, bringing his total haul to six in the last three
rounds. Taylor, a bargain signing from Rochdale, joined
West Ham in November and didn't play in Rochdale's tie
against Marine to avoid being Cup-tied ... In Scotland,
Celtic win the Cup for the 24th time. After the match
Billy McNeill announces his retirement.
7 The first leg of the UEFA Cup final ends in a goalless
draw. Moenchengladbach line-up without top-scorer
10 Eire beat Switzerland 2-1 in the European
11 England win 1-0 at Limassol against Cyprus in the
European Championship. A 6th-minute Keegan goal gives
Revie's 4-2-4 formation a promising start but there are
no further goals. Hughes comes on for the injured
Seattle, and Dennis Tueart -his first cap - replaces
Thomas late in the second half... The England Youth side
win their second consecutive match in the UEFA
Tournament. They beat the host country Switzerland 4-0
with the help of two goals by skipper Butch Wilkins of
13 England reach the semi-final of the UEFA Youth
Tournament by beating N. Ireland 3-0 . . . Scotland beat
Portugal 1-0 in a friendly at Hampden Park with Artur
putting the ball in his own goalkeeper's net for the only
goal of the match.
14 Dynamo Kiev win the European Cup-Winners' Cup by
beating Ferencvaros of Hungary 3-0.
15 Sunderland sign Mel Holden, the Preston striker for
16 Colin Viljoen (Ipswich) a naturalized South African,
is selected to make his debut for England at Belfast on
Saturday... Two John Sparrow goals help Young England to
beat Hungary 3-1 in the UEFA Youth Tournament.
17 The Home Internationals' week opens with two draws.
England, after getting a great reception from the 36,500
Belfast crowd, give a disappointing display. Macdonald is
replaced by Channon in the second half, but the score
stays 0-0. In Cardiff, Wales go two goals up in the first
half against Scotland. Toshack and Brian Flynn - his
first goal in top class football - score. The second half
belongs to Scotland - Colin Jackson and Bruce Rioch make
the final score 2-2 ... In Frankfurt, the World Cup Final
're-play' also ends in a draw - W. Germany 1 Holland 1.
18 The Soviet Union beat Eire 2-1 in Kiev, and are now in
a challenging position in their European Championship
19 England win the UEFA Youth Tournament. They draw 0-0
with Finland in Berne in ordinary time, but Wilkins
scores the winning goal in the sudden death extra-time.
20 Scotland beat N. Ireland 3-0 at Hampden Park.
MacDougall, Dalglish, and Parlane score and Alfie Conn
gets his first cap as a late second-half substitute.
21 England concede goals for the first time since Don
Revie took over. In a see-saw match at Wembley, new cap
Dave Johnson of Ipswich puts the home team ahead against
Wales. But early in the second-half, Toshack equalizes
and a Griffiths goal gives Wales a splendid chance to
register their first ever win at Wembley. But debutant
sub. Brian Little's cross is headed home by Johnson in
the 84th minute for a 2-2 draw. Hours before the match
Kevin Keegan walked out on the England squad . . .
Borussia Moenchengladbach win the UEFA Cup. They beat
Twente at Enschede 5-1 with a Heynckes hat-trick and two
goals by Simonsen. Following the first leg 0-0 home draw,
Gladbach's easy win is one of the shock results of the
22 Keegan is back in the England squad following a
heart-to-heart with Don Revie. The Liverpool striker is
in the running for a place against Scotland.
23 The Welsh FA make a proposal to the International
Board to abolish the distinction between the direct and
indirect free-kick. They are backed by the English FA ...
Ron Saunders (Aston Villa) is the Manager of the Year . .
. N. Ireland beat Wales 1-0 at Belfast with a goal by Tom
Finney of Sunderland.
24 England win the Home Championship easily by beating
Scotland 5-1 at Wembley. Gerry Francis scores twice and
Dave Johnson gets one of the goals to take his total to
three in two games.
28 Bayern Munich win the European Cup for the second year
running. In a disappointing final, they beat Leeds United
2-0 with second half goals scored by Roth and Mtiller.
Andersson was taken off with a leg injury after only four
minutes' play, and Uli Hoeness had to be substituted in
the 40th minute. Leeds had most of the play, but an
appeal for a penalty was ignored by referee Kitabjian,
and later, a 'goal' by Lorimer was disallowed. The Leeds
followers behave abysmally in defeat.
29 Leeds face stiff penalties for fans' violence. The
UEFA Disciplinary Committee will meet next month to
discuss the matter.
30 Phil Beal, the veteran Spurs defender, joins Brighton
on a free transfer . . . Don Revie selects a 35-strong
squad for a summer get-together. Surprisingly, Emlyn
Hughes is omitted, but Roy McFarland is back.
See Calendar 1970 and Calendar 1971