MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : GOAL – 18.1.1969

Alan Ball is the cover star of this edition of Goal, in early 1969.

Johnny Giles is interviewed as Leeds get set to travel to White Hart Lane to face Spurs, a ground he has dubbed “White Heartbreak Lane” as Leeds haven’t won there since getting promoted in 1964, stating that Leeds are going there for the win.

In news, Rangers striker Alex Ferguson could be set for a move to England, with Huddersfield Town and Charlton Athletic interested in signing him.

In posters, you could get a poster of Coventry City player Tony Hateley.

With Liverpool aiming to win the double, Bill Shankly reveals the secret to their success, their team ethic.

There is a profile of Blackburn star Bryan Douglas, with the headline warning to beware whenever he has the ball.

In Dublin, Mal McDonnell has signed for St Patrick’s Athletic, with manager John Colrain revealing he tried to sign him when he was in charge of Glentoran.

There is also a profile of the FAI Cup, referred to as the Eire Cup, which Shamrock Rovers are looking to win for the sixth time.

This week’s Girl Behind The Man feature is Kathy Peters, wife of World Cup winning goalscorer Martin Peters.

Bobby Moore has opened up a clothes shop, and has a celebrity customer in the shape of Jimmy Tarbuck.

Having began with an Everton player, the magazine ends with an Everton player, a poster of Colin Harvey.

MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : GOAL – 17.5.1969

Billy Bremner and Gary Sprake, holding the league title, are the cover stars of this week’s edition of Goal, with Leeds United having just won the title for the first time.

Bobby Charlton uses his column to say that Manchester United can get goals against who he considers to be the world’s best defence in AC Milan in the Second Leg of their European Cup Semi-Final.

They managed one, but it wasn’t enough, as a 2-0 defeat in the First Leg saw AC Milan go through 2-1 on aggregate.

There is a profile on Crystal Palace, newly promoted to the top flight, with manager Bert Head saying they have the players to survive.

Leeds title success gets a double page feature, including a look at the success so far in Don Revie’s seven years in charge.

There is a review of the Home Championship, won by England who won all three of their matches, with it being suggested that England can win back to back World Cups the following year in Mexico.

There is more Leeds coverage, with Mick Jones believing the club can win the European Cup the following year, while there is also a poster of the title winning team.

There is a profile of Neil Young of Manchester City, who came through City’s youth system and has had to face off competition from big money signings.

In competitions, there were nominations to enter to be the Goal Girl Of 1969.

Scotland were hoping to join England in Mexico next summer, and their match against Cyprus got previewed, with them being advised to go for goals, with goal difference being a potential decider between them and West Germany.

Elsewhere in posters, there was one of Everton and Northern Ireland star Tommy Jackson.

There is a profile of Thea Desforges, who dreams of being a football commentator. Her application to work for the BBC at the 1970 World Cup was turned down, but she is currently covering Bolton Wanderers for Bolton Hospitals Radio.

This week’s The Girl Behind The Man is June Quinn, owner of a Hairdressers in Sheffield, and wife of Rotheram player Johnny Quinn.

MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : GOAL – 21.12.1968

What appears to be Santa Claus on this week’s edition of Goal is actually Terry Neill of Arsenal, visiting Great Ormond Street Hospital in his role as Chairman of the PFA.

Bobby Charlton uses his column to discuss onfield violence, stating that football is not too violent.

Another Bob is featured, Stokoe, who has hit out after being sacked as manager of Charlton Athletic.

Derby County have discovered they have a growing fanbase across the world, with supporters emerging in Baghdad.

Frank O’Farrell, new manager of Leicester City, has claimed that Leicester can win the title. He would be proved right, albeit 47 years later.

With it being nearly Christmas, naturally, Goal asks some footballers what they want this year. Alan Ball, just wants Everton to beat Man City on Boxing Day.

The tie of the round in the European Cup Quarter-Finals is AC Milan v Celtic, with writer Leslie Vernon expecting the Italian side to win the tie and the competition. He would be proved right.

This week’s Girl Behind The Man goes to Scotland, to meet Anne Gemmell, wife of Celtic star Tommy Gemmell.

There is a look at gates in England, with the most notable figure being that Nottingham Forest have lost 123,000 fans over two seasons.