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After many delays, the Mayflower departed Plymouth 400 years ago today for its voyage to America
Despite a difficult journey, there was only one fatality during the crossing, but about half the voyagers died during the first winter in the New World
 

Hoddy1.

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Crewe Alexandra.
England.
2004.

Thursday @ 19-45.
UEFA Cup Round 1 (1st leg)..
Hearts 3 v 1 Sporting Braga.

@ Murrayfield , Edinburgh.
18,203.

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Hearts - Craig Gordon , Alan Maybury , Patrick Kisnorbo (1) , Steven Pressley , Andy Webster(1) , Robbie Neilson , Jamie McAllister, Phil Stamp , Paul Hartley (1) , Joe Hamill , Mark de Vries.
Subs - Neil MacFarlane for Hamill , Dennis Wyness for Stamp.
Manager - Craig Levein.


Braga - Paulo Santos , Paulo Jorge , Jorge Luiz , Abel Ferreira , Jose Nunes , Luis Loreiro , Paulo Sergio (1) , Kenedy , Vandinho , Wender , Nabil Baha.
Subs - Jaime Junior for Baha , Joao Tomas for Kenedy , Cesinha for Sergio.
Manager - Jesualdo Ferreira.

Referee - Anton Genov (Bulgaria).

Hearts did well in the away leg drawing 2-2. They qualified for the group phase which they finished bottom of the 5 team Group A but at least they won in Basel.

33 x games . 2 x 0-0's , 1 x double .imagesVAOVXJM3.jpg 11 x foreign.


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Some other games visited on this date ( Top tier + Internationals + oddities).
1984 Jeunesse Esch 6 v 0 Alliance Dudelange.
2007 Basaksehir 1 v 0 Bursaspor.
2016 Botosani 1 v 2 Constanta.
2017 Flamurtari 3 v 1 Lushnija.

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Warrington Town are #1, Leeds Utd, Stranraer, Matlock Town, Warrington Wolves RLFC
Voyages of a different kind

1990 A rugby league double

Stones Bitter Championship Division One Leeds v Hull 22-24

Stones Bitter Championship Division One Hull Kingston Rovers v Warrington Lost 20-14

At old Craven Park

1992 European Cup Winners Cup First Round First Leg Liverpool v Appollon Limassol 6-1

1995 Allbright Bitter Welsh Cup First Round Penley v Mold Alexandra 2-2 (@ Bangor-on-Dee)

I turned up at the ground in Penley only to be told it was being played by on a pitch by a pub in Bangor-on-Dee (can’t recall which pub), so off I headed. It was found OK. It was just a pitch that may have been roped off. There was a programme which was a regular issue for Penley back then. I don’t know how many games were played here but I am pretty sure Bangor-on-Dee have never had a football team with that name in my Welsh football watching era. It is entirely possible this was the only time this pitch/ground was ever used for Saturday football? Perhaps someone knows different.

1997 North West Counties League Division One
Atherton Laburnum Rovers v Warrington Town Won 1-2

2000 FA Cup sponsored by AXA First Round Qualifying Blackstones v Matlock Town Won 2-3
The first of two visits here

2003 Cheshire FA UniBond Senior Cup First Round
Warrington Town v Nantwich Town Lost 2-3 (aet 90 mins 2-2)

2006 Mumtaz West Riding County Amateur League Division One Marsden v Farnley T65 3-4

I had forgotten about this ground. It was really rather good for the level being enclosed, railed and with a stand. I think there was a programme too. As for Farnley. I never saw them at home and possibly never as the away side again. Both clubs have long since disappeared from this level of football and possibly altogether?

2008 UniBond League Division One North FC Halifax Town v Warrington Town Lost 1-0

2013 FA Cup First Round Qualifying Replay sponsored by Budweiser
New Mills v Warrington Town Won 0-1

2017 A hopped treble

North Berkshire League Division Three Drayton v Uffington Utd. 7-1
North Berkshire League Division One Harwell Village v Long Wittenham Athletic 1-1
North Berkshire League Division One Westminster v North Oxford 5-1
 

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1981, Wednesday

UEFA Cup 1st Round 1st Leg
AS Monaco v Dundee United, 2-5, H.T.0-2 Att 7609
At Stade Louis II (Original),

This game would definitely be in my all-time top ten of games attended. I know that Monaco weren’t quite the force then that they are now but this was still an exceptional result for a Scottish team in Europe, and that along with the location made it memorable for me.

The millionaire’s playground of Monaco didn’t quite know what had hit it when a few hundred United fans (plus a few neutrals) rolled into town. I was mid Inter Rail at the time having spent the previous night on an overnight train from Paris.

The old Stade Louis II was nothing like the new one. I suppose it was a fairly typical French ground of the time – compact and with the stands quite close to the pitch. I think it was bench seating on three sides with a better grandstand on one side. Originally it had been an oval with a running track but temporary / permanent stands were put in at both ends at some point, closing it square to the bye-line. It was possible to move round three sides of the ground so the United support were able to change ends at half time. I’m not sure if the new stadium was built on exactly the same footprint – there are others on here who are now doubt better equipped to answer that question.

United: Hamish McAlpine, Frank Kopel, John Holt, Ian Philip (Sub Richard Gough), Paul Hegarty, David Narey, Eamonn Bannon, Billy Kirkwood, Davie Dodds, Paul Sturrock, Ralph Milne. Subs Andy Graham, Derek Addison, Graeme Payne, Willie Pettigrew
Monaco: Jean Luc Ettori, Abdeallah Liegeon (Sub Jacques Perais), Manuel Amoros, Roland Courbis, Alfred Vitalis, Eric Pecoutt, Didier Christophe, Alain Couriol, Umbertos Barberis, Bruno Bellone, Ralf Edstrom.
Ref: Jose Luis Garcia Carrion (Spain)

Some big names in the Monaco side – Ettori in goals, Swede Ralf Edstrom up front and Swiss Barberis in midfield. Bruno Bellone and Manuel Amoros were decent players as well.

It was a balmy evening on the Cote d’Azure and it really felt like something special. It’s hard to define why – but there was a combination of anticipation, sensible expectation and quiet optimism.

We’d spent the afternoon seeing the sights – the Casino etc – and then in the Café de Monte Carlo, a normally posh place on the sea-front promenade of Monte Carlo. They weren’t used to large groups of pissed-up Scots singing and jumping on their tables. Their tills were rattling, though. The anticipation of the match sobered us up and I recall the evening fairly clearly despite the passage of so many years.

United took the game to the home side who were probably expecting a dour defensive performance from the Scots. Prince Rainier was in attendance to see Billy Kirkwood head United in front after 15 minutes – no more than the Scots deserved for their early pressure. Five minutes later Paul Sturrock passed to Davie Dodds who scored the second.

Monaco pulled a goal back just after half time through Edstrom who looked yards offside. But United resorted their two goal advantage when Sturrock was brought down in the box and Bannon scored the penalty. Dodds made it 4-1 and Bannon added a second penalty six minutes from the end to make it 5-1. Bruno Bellone scored in the last minute for Monaco with Hamish the Goalie not looking too clever.

Prince Rainier must have been impressed with United as he and Princess Grace travelled to Tannadice for the Second Leg. Monaco won that 2-1 but United had done all they needed to do two weeks previously.




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Football

1989 Liverpool - 0 Norwich City - 0 FLD1 (36,885)

1992 Hadleigh United - 1 Stanway Rovers - 1 JLD1

1995 Ipswich Town - 4 Watford - 0 ELD1 (11,441)

2006 Norwich City U18 - 4 Watford U18 - 2 FAPU18L

Running

2006 Round Norfolk Relay (stage eleven) Geldeston to Scole (19.6 miles) 2-33-46 running for City of Norwich AC D team starting out not long before midnight therefore this run is valid for tomorrow too

2017 Round Norfolk Relay (stage four) Wells-next-the-Sea to Cley (11.14 miles) 1-40-00 after which I went to Holt v West Norfolk (rugby union) 35-10 to the hosts.
 

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2004.

Thursday @ 19-45.
UEFA Cup Round 1 (1st leg)..
Hearts 3 v 1 Sporting Braga.

@ Murrayfield , Edinburgh.
18,203.

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Hearts - Craig Gordon , Alan Maybury , Patrick Kisnorbo (1) , Steven Pressley , Andy Webster(1) , Robbie Neilson , Jamie McAllister, Phil Stamp , Paul Hartley (1) , Joe Hamill , Mark de Vries.
Subs - Neil MacFarlane for Hamill , Dennis Wyness for Stamp.
Manager - Craig Levein.


Braga - Paulo Santos , Paulo Jorge , Jorge Luiz , Abel Ferreira , Jose Nunes , Luis Loreiro , Paulo Sergio (1) , Kenedy , Vandinho , Wender , Nabil Baha.
Subs - Jaime Junior for Baha , Joao Tomas for Kenedy , Cesinha for Sergio.
Manager - Jesualdo Ferreira.

Referee - Anton Genov (Bulgaria).

Hearts did well in the away leg drawing 2-2. They qualified for the group phase which they finished bottom of the 5 team Group A but at least they won in Basel.
I was also at this. Not my first visit to Murrayfield having previously been at a rugby international sometime around 1970.

The game was switched from Tynecastle because the playing area at Tynecastle did not meet UEFA standards - too small and insufficient space from bye-line to spectator areas. The crowd of 18,000 was slightly more than they could have taken at Tynecastle but the attendances for the later group games against Schalke and Ferencvaros were higher.

Goalless at half time, the game came alive after the break. Andy Webster (52) and Paul Hartley (62) had Hearts 2-0 up before Paulo Sergio (65) got one back. Patrick Kisnorbo (90+1) got Hearts third. It's NOT the same Paulo Sergio who was Hearts Manager eight years later.
 

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1978.
Div 3.
Mansfield Town 1 Sheffield Wed 1.
Att.11,366.

1997.
UEFA Cup 1/1.
Atletico Madrid 2 Leicester City 1.
Att.25,000.

2006.
Serie B.
AS Cesena 3 Crotone 1.
Att.7,064.

2014.
MFL Prem.
Shepshed Dynamo 1 Kirby Muxloe 2.
Att.97.

2017.
UCL Prem.
Daventry Town 3 Kirby Muxloe 2.
Att.102.
 

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1986 ILP 1930 Farnborough T. 1 Yeovil T. 2 830
Good game, especially in the first half, where the home team played well, and Wilkins put them level after Randall had scored for the Glovers. In the second half, ex-pros like Gillies, Gow, Richie, Pardew and Randall (who scored the winner after the break), saw the visitors through. But Yeovil had to be content with second place in the league for the second season running.

2000 FAC1Q 1500 Fareham T. 0 Herne Bay 0 120
The visitors were surprisingly good but were denied by a superb goalkeeping performance by Lee Webber. They still managed to hit the post twice and have a couple of decent penalty appeals turned down. Fareham battled well but were mainly on the defensive. Herne Bay won the replay 2-1.

2014 Conf 1945 Eastleigh 2 Forest Green R. 2 2108
The high-flying visitors were given too much respect in the first half and led at the break through a Norwood goal. The hosts came into it in the second period and Midson and Constable turned the game around to put them ahead. But a free-kick by Parkin on 84 mins tied the game up.

2017 Conf 1500 Eastleigh 2 AFC Fylde 2 3312
Another draw for Eastleigh against a high-flying side. After early Fylde dominance, the home side took the lead through Johnson, only for Jones to equalise right on half time. McSheffery gave the hosts the lead again but Tunnicliffe had equalised again by the hour mark, leading to an exciting last period which surprisingly had no further goals. Rowe didn't score for the Coasters but was a constant threat throughout.
 

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AS Monaco v Dundee United, 2-5, H.T.0-2 Att 7609
At Stade Louis II (Original),

I’m not sure if the new stadium was built on exactly the same footprint – there are others on here who are now doubt better equipped to answer that question.

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No it's moved , I went 10 months apart so I could see new stadium taking shape.
01/12/84 v Bordeaux. 3-0. 6,584.
05/10/85 v Auxerre. 1-0 . 3,355.

''The former Stade Louis II (1939-1985) was razed to the ground, giving way to what is now the Fontvieille shopping centre.''
Source and the photo above , apart from me = https://www.monaco-tribune.com/en/2020/05/stade-louis-ii-5-things-to-know-about-the-home-of-as-monaco/
 

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Wrexham and a general look out for some of the friendly teams I've been observing at around the country.
1973 - To start with a double bill
Bourne Avenue v Nat West Bank (Bournemouth Sunday Junior 4) - referee, played at Cuthbury - long before it had a perimeter fence, lights etc but the changing room block is pretty similar to then
Poole Municipal v Ward Engineering (Dorset Sunday 4) - referee, played at Plainfield Farm. The Dorset League might have been an afternoon competition at the time.
1978 - St Mary's OB v Griffin Athletic - referee, played at Richardson Evans. Not sure what leagues these teams were competing in
1979 - Aboyne v The Wailers (Sportsmans 3) - referee, played at King George's Field, Tolworth now home to Corinthian Casuals
New Salamis v Apol (Cypriot Premier) - referee, played at Market Road Astroturf. Given the distance between the grounds it's likely this was a 16.00 kick off.
1986 - Hampton Res v Epsom & Ewell Res (Suburban South) - referee.
1989 - Feltham Res v St Albans City Res (Suburban League Cup) - referee.
1990 - Hounslow v Belmont United (Ealing Youth Premier U18) - referee, played at Cranford School.
2001 - Spaceage Plastics v Sovereign (L A Brivati Cup) - referee, played at Slades Farm, another cup-tie settled by a golden goal.
2006 - Bournemouth Electric v Lymington & Pennington AFC (Bournemouth 1) - referee, played at Broadway Park.
2007 - Bell Plumbing v Bar Vin (Nicholas Read Cup) - referee, played at Ferndown Leisure Centre.
2009 - another "El Academico" between Poole GS and Bournemouth School (Hampshire Colleges) - referee.
2011 - Bournemouth School v QES Wimborne (ESFA U18 Trophy) - referee.
2012 - Talbot Pub v Ferndown Locomotive (Robbins Cup) - referee, played at Merley Park (Cobham Sports).
2017 - Radstock Town v Roman Glass St George (Western 1) - observer, att. 57.
 

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Smallest crop of matches for a while.

1985 Friendly: Uxbridge 3 Army FA 0 (att 85)

1987 Friendly: Chigwell Police 0 Leyton Orient XI 10 (28)

An unusual friendly on a Wednesday afternoon. Can't remember if there was a particular reason for it. Chigwell Police issued a programme.

1989 West Midlands Regional Lge, Premier Div: Stourport Swifts 2 Oldswinford 1 (24)
I used to work regular Saturday morning shifts on the local paper in Worcester, so nearby games on new grounds at 3pm were handy.

1995 Welsh Cup, 1st rnd: New Broughton 1 Ruthin Town 3 (67)

2000 West Lancashire Lge, Div 2: Heywood 1 Lytham St Annes 2 (38)

2006 Scottish Qualifying Cup (South), 1st rnd: Burntisland Shipyard 1 Annan Athletic 3 (150)

2013 Under 21 Premier Lge: Manchester United U21 4 Bolton Wanderers U21 1 (1,000)

Played at the new Salford rugby league stadium (well it was new in 2013).
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2015 Independent Schools FA Cup, prelim rnd: Stockport Grammar School 3 Queen Ethelburga's College 5 (7)
First game I'd seen in the ISFA Cup. It filled in a few midweek afternoons and enabled a few doubles during the months in 2015 when I was between jobs.

2017 Cheshire League, League 1: AFC Macclesfield 2 Daten 1 (15)
 

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1987 Friendly: Chigwell Police 0 Leyton Orient XI 10 (28)
An unusual friendly on a Wednesday afternoon. Can't remember if there was a particular reason for it. Chigwell Police issued a programme.
The reason was probably simply down to the fact that the players of both sides didn't have to go to work!

I was also at that game, having taken the afternoon off, something I would not do today for a game like this, but it appeared from what I had read (presumably in 'Traveller' or 'Pyramid' magazines) that the programme would be a one-off issue. It was a photocopied black and white, hand stapled effort and I believe Chigwell Police issued better programmes for league games in the next season or two.
 
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1987 St Mirren 1 Tromso 0 crowd 7,797
Cup Winners Cup 1st round 1st leg
Love St, Paisley

The second part of my Scottish trip after the Celtic v Dortmund game the previous night was on the surface somewhat less glamorous but I enjoyed it just as much as the bigger game as the hosts were more similar in size to my club Wimbledon. I remember the ground being relatively basic but bigger than I expected with the record crowd of over 47,000 that shouldn’t have been a surprise but there was plenty of room in the ground, don’t recall seeing any Norwegians but there must have been some. Kenny McDowell gave the home fans something to cheer on 3 minutes when he opened the scoring but the expected shoal of goals never happened and Tromso managed to establish a defensive stranglehold which meant that there was no further scoring so both sides were relatively happy with the outcome. In the second leg it was goalless so St Mirren progressed to the next round where they lost to eventual winners Mechelen.

2012 CD Quarteira 2 Farense 3 crowd 1,200
Portugese Cup 1st round
Estadio Municipal de Quarteira

On a late summer holiday in Vilamoura with my wife and with little or no expectation of football I stumbled on this match taking place barely 500 yards from our hotel, an early round of the Portuguese Cup with a pleasant 5pm kick off so it wasn’t played in the heat of the day. I had imagined this might be a sleepy affair as they don’t take the cup too seriously in some countries but off the pitch at least there was full segregation and riot police, presumably the Faro club’s fans have something of a bad reputation. On the pitch 2nd division Farense quickly established a 2-0 lead against their lower ranked rivals and the game looked set to become a one sided affair but before you knew it the home side had rattled in two quick goals to equalise and the home fans were cock a hoop. A late goal gave Farense the victory but it was a decent, lively game and quite a bit better than I might have expected.
 

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1989 West Midlands Regional Lge, Premier Div: Stourport Swifts 2 Oldswinford 1 (24)
1995 Welsh Cup, 1st rnd: New Broughton 1 Ruthin Town 3 (67)
2000 West Lancashire Lge, Div 2: Heywood 1 Lytham St Annes 2 (38)
2006 Scottish Qualifying Cup (South), 1st rnd: Burntisland Shipyard 1 Annan Athletic 3 (150)
2017 Cheshire League, League 1: AFC Macclesfield 2 Daten 1 (15)
Just the 5 then Steve ?


;)
 

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1989- FA Cup Extra Preliminary round replay. Seaton Deleval Amateurs v Boldon C A. 2-0.
1995- Welsh FA Cup 1st round. Cefn Druids v Oswestry Town 0-2.
2000- Humber Premier. Chisholms v Reckitts 2-2.
2002- Sheffield County Senior Div.2. Manvers Park v Edlington W M C. 1-2.
2004- Another at Murrayfield for Heart of Midlothian v S C Braga 3-1 in UEFA Cup.
2006- Scottish FA Qualifying Cup (South) 1st round. Burntisland Shipyard v Annan Athletic 1-3
This turned out to be my last trip to a match with my friend of forty years plus Derek Sidebottom who sadly died some ten days later. Derek drove us to many matches over the years with my role being the map reader/navigator.
2009- Sheffield County Senior Div.1. Thorpe Hesley v High Green Villa 3-3.
2017- Wakefield Div.1. Durkar v Red Lion Alverthorpe 1-2.
 

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Step 4 - 6 local football
Saturday 16 September 2000 - Darlington 1-0 Barnet (Nationwide Division 3)
Saturday 16 September 2006 - Romford 3-0 Leighton Town (FA Cup)
Monday 16 September 2013 - Beaconsfield SYCOB 2-2 Royston Town (Southern League Central)
Tuesday 16 September 2014 - Langford 2-6 Codicote (South Midlands Division 1)
Saturday 16 September 2017 - Barton Rovers 0-1 Chalfont St. Peter (Southern League Central)
 

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1978 Tottenham Hotspur Res 3 Arsenal Res 2 (Football Combination)
1989 Witham Town 3 Finchley 1 Att 139 (FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round)
1995 Wingate & Finchley 1 Epsom & Ewell 4 Att 86 (Isthmian Div 3)
2014 Harpenden Town 2 Stoney Stratford 0 Att 41 (South Midlands Div 1)
2017 Tottenham Hotspur 0 Swansea City 0 Att 65,366 (Premier League)
2018 Enfield Borough 3 Sporting Bengal United 2 Att 61 (FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round)
 

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16 games today including the already mentioned Hearts one at Murrayfield and another couple of UEFA cup ties.

1975 (Tuesday)

Middlesbrough 2 Aberdeen 0
Anglo-Scottish Cup Quarter-final 1st Leg
@ Ayresome Park
Att: 13,965

This was the first edition of the unsponsored A-S Cup which took over from the Texaco Cup. I have never recorded team line ups, and have been unable to find anything on line, but many of the names listed in the programme will resonate with footballer followers of a certain age.
Boro - Jim Plat, John Craggs, Terry Cooper, Graeme Souness, Stuart Boam, Willie Maddren, Bobby Murdoch, David Mills, John Hickton, Alan Wiley, David Armstrong.
Dons - Bobby Clark, Ian Hair, Chic McLelland, Willie Miller, Willie Young, Joe Smith, Davie Robb, Drew Jarvie, Billy Pirie, John McMaster, Arthur Graham.

Ayresome Park was an old school mid-sized ground, with a very intimidating atmosphere for away fans. It had been a somewhat surprising choice to host 3 matches in the 19666 World Cup.
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In his programme column, Boro manager Jack Charlton expresses disappointment with attendances at Ayresome Park, in particular 21,975 for the recent game v Stoke "I really thought that a quality team like Stoke would have attracted more spectators."

The programme also tells us that Aberdeen had only had seven managers since they were founded in 1903, with current incumbent Jimmy Bonthrone being in place since 1971. I must admit, in contrast to most of the players, the name Bonthrone meant nothing to me - online reports suggest he was one of the good guys and well respected in Fife. His time was nearly up though - he resigned after Boro won the second leg at Pittodrie 5-2.

As often is the case in old programmes, some adverts catch the eye. One encourages fans to join their "mates from Boro" in the 1st Battalion, The Green Howards "who in 1976 move to Berlin". Another that Club Fiesta - Cleveland's Top Nightspot were presenting Gene Pitney this week, followed by Tony Christie the next.
 

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Farnborough TownYeovil Town16/09/861-2Vaux-Opel League
Farnborough TownEnfield16/09/892-3GMVC
Farnborough TownStalybridge Celtic16/09/951-1GMVC
Farnborough TownEnfield16/09/001-1Ryman League
Farnborough TownCambridge City16/09/062-1Conf South
NewquayCallington Town16/09/081-4SWP1W
Whitby TownOssett Town16/09/091-1ULPD
BlackpoolWatford16.09.140-1Championship
Buckland AthleticShepton Mallet16.09.151-0Western Prem
IrlamAtherton Colleries16.09.161-1NWC Prem
Caernarfon TownFlint Town United16.09.172-0Cymru Alliance
Manchester United LadiesArsenal Ladies16.09.190-1WSL Prem
 

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16 games today including the already mentioned Hearts one at Murrayfield and another couple of UEFA cup ties.

1975 (Tuesday)

Middlesbrough 2 Aberdeen 0
Anglo-Scottish Cup Quarter-final 1st Leg
@ Ayresome Park
Att: 13,965

This was the first edition of the unsponsored A-S Cup which took over from the Texaco Cup. I have never recorded team line ups, and have been unable to find anything on line, but many of the names listed in the programme will resonate with footballer followers of a certain age.
Boro - Jim Plat, John Craggs, Terry Cooper, Graeme Souness, Stuart Boam, Willie Maddren, Bobby Murdoch, David Mills, John Hickton, Alan Wiley, David Armstrong.
Dons - Bobby Clark, Ian Hair, Chic McLelland, Willie Miller, Willie Young, Joe Smith, Davie Robb, Drew Jarvie, Billy Pirie, John McMaster, Arthur Graham.

Ayresome Park was an old school mid-sized ground, with a very intimidating atmosphere for away fans. It had been a somewhat surprising choice to host 3 matches in the 19666 World Cup.
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In his programme column, Boro manager Jack Charlton expresses disappointment with attendances at Ayresome Park, in particular 21,975 for the recent game v Stoke "I really thought that a quality team like Stoke would have attracted more spectators."

The programme also tells us that Aberdeen had only had seven managers since they were founded in 1903, with current incumbent Jimmy Bonthrone being in place since 1971. I must admit, in contrast to most of the players, the name Bonthrone meant nothing to me - online reports suggest he was one of the good guys and well respected in Fife. His time was nearly up though - he resigned after Boro won the second leg at Pittodrie 5-2.

As often is the case in old programmes, some adverts catch the eye. One encourages fans to join their "mates from Boro" in the 1st Battalion, The Green Howards "who in 1976 move to Berlin". Another that Club Fiesta - Cleveland's Top Nightspot were presenting Gene Pitney this week, followed by Tony Christie the next.
Wot no Grasshoppers report? I was looking forward to that one
 

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