Newcastle United v West Ham 1967/68


I like the cover of this Newcastle United production from 1967/68. Bold design with the famous black and white stripes dominating the page. All the information you could need (although “Newcastle Upon Tyne” is probably superfluous). But, strangely, the style was kept for only the one season.

The teams are shown, unusually, on the first inside page and, as can be seen below show that Bobby Moore was out injured - replaced in the team by Peter Braybrook and as captain by Geoff Hurst. One presumably tactical change for Newcastle United.

The teams are shown, unusually, on the first inside page and, as can be seen below show that Bobby Moore was out injured - replaced in the te am by Peter Braybrook and as captain by Geoff Hurst. One presumably tactical change for Newcastle United.





According to the very limited report that I could find, the better team was bested in the last minute by a typical Wyn Davies headed goal. At the time the match was played, 11th November 1967, Newcastle were mid-table and West Ham flirting with relegation (some things never change) but both clubs finished without threatening the top or the bottom although Newcastle still qualified for some arcane reason for the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (along with Liverpool in 3rd place and Chelsea in 6th).

To be honest the programme, as a whole, is weak. Very little information with almost as much covering West Ham’s players and history as contemporary coverage of Newcastle.


I never was a great fan of the Football League Review but there are some interesting articles in this issue such as a move to watching games from seats rather than terraces, a piece entitled ‘Is there a place for women in the Press Box?’ and a guest ‘From the Chair’ by the Rochdale chairman.

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