Scott Paper Company
1969/70 -- Series size 9
Scotties Famous Football Teams
row: Bobby Gould, George Graham, Peter Simpson, Jon Sammels, Jim
Furnell, Bob Wilson, David Jenkins, Peter Storey, George Armstrong
Front row: David Court, Pat Rice, Terry
Neill, John Radford, Ian Ure, Frank McLintock, Bob McNab
Gunners" - one of the great clubs of all time, founded as the Woolwich
Arsenal F.C. in 1893, and the record books must speak for the club. Seven
times Football League Champions, and three times F.A. Cup Winners, the
truly glorious years at Highbury came in the thirties. What club can equal
a list like this? - 1930 - F.A. Cup Winners, - 1931 - League Champions,
1932 - Runners-up in League and losing Cup Finalists, 1933, 1934 and 1935
- the 'hat-trick' as League Champions, 1936 - Cup Winners, and 1938 -
Some of the greatest names in soccer have worn the Arsenal shirt: players
like Billy Blyth, Charlie Buchan, Wilf Copping, Cliff Bastin, Alex James,
Ted Drake, David Jack, Joe Mercer, Wally Barnes, and the Compton Brothers,
Leslie and Denis.
The decade after the War saw the traditions of the 'thirties extended -
more League Championships, another F.A. Cup, but as with all great clubs,
there followed a troublesome period of rethinking, reshaping and
By 1968, the Gunners has reached the Final of the League Cup, only to lose
to Leeds United, and unbelievably, again in 1969 they reached the League
Cup Final, only to see the trophy snatched away by Swindon Town.
Back row: Paul Madeley, Mike O'Grady, David Harvey, Gary Sprake,
Jack Charlton, Norman Hunter
Middle row: Albert Johanneson, Rod Belfitt,
Mick Jones, Terry Hibbitt, Eddie Gray, Peter Lorimer, Don Revie
Front row: Paul Reaney, Terry Cooper,
Johnny Giles, Billy Bremner, Jimmy Greenhoff (now with Birmingham City),
Mick Bates, Les Cocker (Trainer).
One of the modern Football League Clubs, Leeds United, was founded as
comparatively recently as 1920, and although within four years of their
formation they were playing in Division 1 of the Football League, the
most important development period of the club has been in the '60s.
The Club as a whole were quick to capture the new air of professionalism
in all its aspects, which began to permeate through soccer at the
beginning of the decade, and this professionalism is completely typified
by the talent and attitude of their Manager, Don Revie.
Leeds have only appeared in the F.A. Cup Final once, losing 2-1 in extra
time to Liverpool at Wembley in 1964, although they have won the
Football League Cup, beating Arsenal 1-0 in 1968. Their success in
Europe has been a vastly different story however. Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
Competition, for example, has seen Leeds United as follows: 1965 -
beaten semi-finalists, 1966 - beaten semi-finalists, 1967 - beaten
finalists, and 1968 - Fairs Cup Winners.
Having captured, for the first time, the Football League Championship in
1969, the Club is set for another crack at continental opposition, this
time for the European Cup.
Famous individual players are of course nothing new for Leeds, when one
considers that Wilf Copping was a regular Leeds player before joining
Arsenal, but a remarkable quartet of recent seasons has been: Billy
Bremner (Scotland), Jack Charlton (England), Gary Sprake (Wales), and
John Giles (Ireland), each of whom has coupled regular First Team duties
for Leeds with almost automatic selection for his country.
row: George Heslop, Tony Book, Alan Oakes, Ken Mulhearn, Mick
Doyle, Glyn Pardoe, D. Ewing (Trainer)
Front row: David Connor, Francis Lee, Mike
Summerbee, Neil Young, Tony Coleman
pre-war era for Manchester City was plagued by ill luck, apart from 1934
when they won the F.A. Cup and 1937 when they became Champions of the
First Division. It is not insignificant that the dawning of this new
period of stability coincided with the appointment of former England
Captain Joe Mercer as Manager. Popular with players and fans alike, the
forceful Mercer has seen his players win Second Division, and then First
Division titles, the F.A. Cup, and a thrilling sixth round match which
they lost to the eventual Cup Winners, Everton, all in three seasons!
Founded under its present name in 1894, City very nearly achieved the
"double" in 1904, when they won the F.A. Cup and finished as runners-up in
the League Championship. All told, they have made 5 Cup Finals and carried
the trophy home to Maine Road on four occasions.
Sir Matt Busby, now General Manager of neighbours Manchester United, was a
'City' player as were such great names as Frank Swift, Sam Cowan, Alex
Herd, and the original "Welsh Wizard", Billy Meredith, and a new name
which will surely be added to the list, Francis Lee.
Back row: Bill Foulkes, John Aston, Jimmy Rimmer, Alex Stepney,
Alan Gowling, David Herd (now with Stoke City)
Middle row: David Sadler, Tony Dunne, Shay
Brennan, Pat Crerand, George Best, Francis Burns, Jack Crompton
Front row: Jim Ryan, Nobby Stiles, Denis
Law, Sir Matt Busby (Manager), Bobby Charlton, Brian Kidd, John
The "Red Devils" of Soccer, Manchester United, have probably had more
words written about them than any other Club in the world.
Founded in 1878, they were elected to the Football League in 1892, and
have been Champions of Division 1 no less than seven times, in 1908,
1911, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1965 and 1967. United have appeared in five Cup
Finals, and captured the trophy in 1909, 1948 and 1963.
It is in Europe, however, that the Club has achieved their greatest
successes. In five Seasons' competitions in the European Champion's Cup,
the Red Devils have never failed to reach a Semi-Final, and 1967/68 was
the year in which they reached their only Final. One hundred thousand
fans packed Wembley Stadium to see United beat Benfica by four goals to
one, and this after extra time! In the unofficial League Table of
European Football, Manchester United are easily the most successful team
from Britain, and hold third place behind only Real Madrid and Benfica,
both of whom have made a far greater number of appearances in European
competitions. In 41 matches in Europe, United have been beaten only
eight times. They have scored 102 goals and conceded only 45. Nine goals
by Denis Law was the highest tally by any individual player in European
competitions during the 1968/69 season.
Many of the Club's players past and present are household words, as
indeed is the name of their famous General Manager, Sir Matt Busby, and
the Red Devils boast the largest official Supporters' Club outside their
home city, in Britain.
row: Ollie Burton, Frank Clark, John McNamee, Gordon Marshall,
David Craig, Bobby Moncur
Front row: David Elliott, Jackie Sincliar,
Jim Iley, Albert Bennett, Bryan 'Pop' Robson, Tom Robson
1892, by an amalgamation of East End and West End clubs, the "Magpies"
quickly established themselves as a major force in soccer.
The first decade of this century was a golden period for Newcastle, when
they were Champions of the Football League in 1905, 1907, and 1909, and
followed by winning the F.A. Cup in 1910!
Although they have appeared in ten Cup Finals (a record equalled only by
West Bromwich Albion), their next victory was not until 1924, and once
again a prosperous period followed: League Champions in 1927 and Cup
Winners again in 1932.
After the War, Joe Harvey, the Magpies' Manager since 1962, captained a
team with famous individuals like Jackie Milburn (Uncle of the Charlton
Brothers, Bobbie and Jack), Bobbie Mitchell, and the Robledo Brothers,
George and Ted. F. A. Cup success was quick to come to this side and they
brought their final tally to six victorious finals in 1951, 1952 and 1955.
They were the first club ever to win the Cup in successive years.
The season 1968/69, under the captaincy of Bobbie Moncur, saw Newcastle
reach into European Football for the first time, and by the end of the
season the name of the club was inscribed as winners of the Inter-Cities
There has always been a period of about 20 years between the Golden Days
at St. James's Park and it will not have escaped their opponents' notice
that another era is about due!
Back row: Bob Chapman, Peter Hindley, Peter Grummitt, Tommy
Cavanagh (Trainer/Coach), Brian Williamson, Dave Hilley, Jim Baxter
Middle row: John Winfield, Henry Newton,
Barry Lyons, John Barnwell, Bob McKinlay, Terry Hennessey, Ian
Front row: Billy Taylor, John Brindley, Joe
One of the oldest established Clubs, the Forest were playing in the F.A.
Cup Semi-Finals while many of their present opponents were still
unfounded. 1865 saw the beginning of the Club, named because their
homeground was the Forest Recreation Ground, and they had the unusual
distinction, in 1878, of playing Sheffield Norfolk in the first match in
which a referee used a whistle! Six years later they claim to have
initiated the system of 5 forwards, 3 half-backs and 2 full backs, which
was still used in recent times.
Forest have won the F.A. Cup twice, in 1898 and 1959 and were runners-up
in the First Division 1966/67 Season. They have maintained a consistent
record of semi-final appearances together with high order League
placings for many years. Consistency is a word which can be used to
describe many of the playing staff, too, with records such as Gren.
Morris - 457 appearances, Jimmy Armstrong - 461 appearances, Jack
Burkitt - 503 appearances, and Bobby McKinlay, well over the 650 mark
and still playing regularly.
The Club has supplied internationals to all four home countries,
including Stuart Imlach (Scotland), Terry Hennessey (Wales) and Joe
row: Jimmy Gabriel, David Paton, David Walker, Gerry Gurr, Eric
Martin, Ken Jones, Joe Kirkup
Middle row: George Horsfall (Trainer), Frank
Saul, Bob McCarthy, Mick Channon, John McGrath, Hugh Fisher, Jimmy Melia,
Tony Byrne, John Mortimore (Trainer)
Front row: Denis Hollywood, David Thompson,
Ron Davies, Ted Bates (Manager), Terry Paine, Fred Kemp, John Sydenham
Southampton nick-name "Saints" derives from the formation of the Club in
1885, as St. Mary's Church, Young Mens Club, playing first in the
Hampshire League, and from 1894 in the Southern League.
Becoming a limited Company and moving to the Dell, still their home
ground, Saints won the Southern League 6 times between 1895 and 1906, and
appeared in two F.A. Cup Finals.
With many other Clubs, Southampton joined the Football League in 1920 in
the post War Soccer reorganisation. Despite constant challenges, however,
it was more than forty years before they reached Division 1 in 1966, and
have still not reached a Cup Final since 1902 in spite of 4 semi-final
Sir Alf Ramsey, England's team manager, was a Southampton player from 1943
to 1949, and gained his first full England Cap whilst playing for them.
Other notable "Saints" have included the almost legendary amateur, C.B.
Fry, the automatic England wing man from 1963-1966, Terry Paine, and the
much capped Welshman, Ron Davies.
Back row: Jimmy Pearce, Phil Beal, Phil Collins, Mike England,
Pat Jennings, Martin Chivers, Cyril Knowles, Alan Gilzean, Joe Kinnear
Front row: Dennis Bond, Jimmy Robertson,
Jimmy Greaves, Alan Mullery, Terry Venables, Cliff Jones, Tony Want
The Club was founded in 1882, and was known simply as Hotspurs. The name
is said to derive from Harry Hotspur, a son of a 15th Century Duke of
Northumberland, whose family owned the land upon which the first matches
were played. It is believed that the Club's cockerel mascot originated
from the same source.
"Spurs", having become Tottenham Hotspur to avoid confusion with their
recently formed rivals, the Hornsey Hotspurs, won their first F.A. Cup
in 1901, an achievement followed by subsequent victories in 1921, 1961,
1962 and 1967. The Club has the distinction of never having been beaten
in a F.A. Cup Final.
Admitted to the Football League in 1908, it was more than 40 years
before they managed to capture the League Championship in 1951, but
Spurs had more than adequate compensation for their long wait in 1961,
when they became the only Club to achieve the 'double' of League
Championship and F.A. Cup titles, in this Century.
Their victories qualified them to play European Football, and in 1962
they reached the semi-final of the European Cup, losing 4-3 on aggregate
to the eventual winners, Benfica.
European victory was only one more year away, however, for in 1963,
Tottenham Hotspur became the first English Club to win a European trophy
when they beat Atletico Madrid by 5 goals to 1, in a thrilling final of
the European Cup Winners' Cup in Rotterdam.
Many of Britain's footballing Greats have worn the white shirt at White
Hart Lane, including Vyvian Woodward, Jimmy Dimmock, Sir Alf Ramsey, Ted
Ditchburn, Danny Blanchflower, Bill Nicholson, Willie Hall, Jimmy
Greaves and Ron Burgess - the only Welshman ever to captain a Rest of
the World team.
Back row: Graham Lovett, Eddie Colquhuon, Ray Wilson, Dick
Sheppard, S. Williams (Trainer), John Kaye, John Osborne, Clive Clark,
Jeff Astle, Dennis Clarke
Front row: Bobby Hope, Doug Fraser, Tony
Brown, Graham Williams, John Talbut, Ian Collard, Ronnie Rees, Asa
Like so many contemporary clubs, The Albion was originally founded as a
factory team, and 1879 saw a group of Black Country workers form
themselves into a team primarily to play teams from other neighbouring
factories. They called themselves West Bromwich Strollers - a name which
was later changed to "Albion" - the district of West Bromwich where they
had their first hostelry headquarters.
A vigorous style of Midlands football carried the "Throstles" to early
success and by 1888 they had appeared in three successive F.A. Cup
Finals. Their record to date is no less impressive, since they have
reached ten finals, five of these victorious, and have fought their way
to seventeen semi-final rounds.
The League Championship has only gone to the Hawthorns once, in 1920,
although in 1931, the Club achieved promotion from the Second Division,
coupled with a victory in the F.A. Cup Final, a unique double, never
since equalled by any other club. Under changing post war management,
West Bromwich Albion have maintained a consistent record in both Cup and
League. 1954 Cup winners and League runners up - League Cup winners 1966
- Runners up 1967 - F.A. Cup winners 1968, and have continued to produce
players of International class, such as Don Howe, Ronnie Allen and Jeff
Astle, who follow in the footsteps of such famed footballers as W. I.
Bassett, W. 'G'. Richardson, Ray BArlow and, in many eyes the greatest
full back ever to play for England, Jesse Pennington.