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May 1975

As appeared in Rothman's Football Yearbook 1975-76 (6th year) :

The Queen Anne Press, London 1975


1 Wales make history by winning their fourth consecutive European Championship
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 Heynckes.

10 Eire beat Switzerland 2-1 in the European Championship.

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 Chelsea.

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 120,000.

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 Group.

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 season.

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.


1967 January-December
1969 August-December
1970 January-June

1970 July August September October November December
1971 January February March April May June

1971 July August September October November December
1972 January February March April May June

1972 July August September October November December
1973 January February March April May June

1973 July August September October November December
1974 January February March April May June

1974 July August September October November December
1975 January February March April May June

1975 July August September October November December
1976 January February March April May June

1976 July August September October November December
1977 January February March April May June

See Calendar 1970 and Calendar 1971

Bob Dunning
20 April 2005

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