Monday, December 27, 2010

English Leagues the 70s: Arsenal Newcastle First Division 1975 1976

 Highbury
16 March 1976

Liverpool won their first major trophy under Bob Paisley by narrowly winning the league title after heated competition from Queens Park Rangers. They also lifted the UEFA Cup for the second time in their history. Dave Sexton's QPR side failed to win their first-ever league title but still managed to finish in their highest ever position of runners-up and qualify for the UEFA Cup. Following QPR into Europe were Tommy Docherty's promising young Manchester United side, Dave Mackay's defending champions Derby County and Jimmy Armfield's Leeds United.
Going down were Wolverhampton Wanderers, Burnley and Sheffield United. All three would return to the top flight, but not without bitter spells in the Fourth Division beforehand.
Bertie Mee, 57, retired after ten years as manager of Arsenal. The highlights of his career had been the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup triumph of 1970 and the Double win 1971, but Arsenal had fallen behind the best in recent seasons and Mee handed over the reins to Terry Neill.



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5 comments:

  1. 1976-12-04 D1 Arsenal 5 - 3 Newcastle

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  2. Score? If it’s 5-3 that’s really 04-12-1976. In 16-03-1976 score was 0-0.

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  3. So? Which one? i didn't verify in my external drive...

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  4. That’s really match from season 1976/1977. Arsenal won on Highbury 5-3. Thank’s!

    dudd

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