What Football Is Supposed To Look Like #12 – 1970s Special

The 70s. It was a bit of all right wasn’t it? We think so and to celebrate that great decade (ok, it wasn’t ALL great for everyone, but greatly fascinating), we now present a special 1970s edition of one of our most favoured gallery series. Click here for all WFISTLL entries to date.

Celebratory fireworks are let off from the crowd (four puffs of smoke, bottom left of picture) following full-time, Brazil vs Italy, World Cup final, 21/06/1970:

Crowd trouble at a classic “giants vs minnows” cup tie, Yeovil Town vs Arsenal, FA Cup third round, 06/01/1971:

Old Ibrox architecture; “invalid carriages” around the pitch; right-angle goalposts, Rangers vs Celtic, Scottish Division One, 11/09/1971:

Classic “Big Match” replay graphics, Leeds United vs Arsenal, First Division, 25/03/1972:

Molineux and it’s amazing roof hosting a European final, Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur, UEFA Cup final-1st leg, 03/05/1972:

A resplendent Turf Moor, Burnley vs Lincoln City, Watney Cup, 29/07/1972:

Cameraman at Eastville Stadium, Bristol Rovers vs Sheffield United, Watney Cup final, 05/08/1972:

Classic sponsors – “Skol Lagar”, Spain vs Yugoslavia, World Cup qualifier, 19/10/1972:

Belgrade locals in traditional Serbian dress ahead of a match hosted by their city, AFC Ajax vs Juventus, European Cup final, 30/05/1973:

Glorious Dutch techniclour (crowd, pitch, kits, ball, adverts), Groningen vs AFC Ajax, Eredivisie, 12/08/1973:

Classy Hendon and Newcastle strips (plus bonus mustache), Hendon FC vs Newcastle United, FA Cup third round-replay, 09/01/1974:

One grand grandstand, Rot-Weiss Essen vs Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bundesliga, 28/09/1974:

Two beautiful kits, plus classic sponsor – “Dry Sack”, Zaire vs Brazil, World Cup 74, 22/06/1974:

A packed Gelderd End terrace watches on, Leeds United vs Barcelona, European Cup semi final-1st leg, 09/04/1975:

The vast expanses of Wembley, England vs Cyprus, European Championships qualifier, 17/04/1975:

Iron Curtain-era bowl, Bulgaria vs France, World Cup qualifier, 09/10/1976:

From the same match, Bulgaria manager/style icon/gangster (not really) Stoyan Ormandzhiev (right) plus assistant/bodyguard watch on, 1976:

Posted in the last installment too, but since it’s the 70s one more look at the glory of old Goodison Park, Everton vs Coventry City, First Division, 26/11/1977:

Pre-match bicycle skills entertainment, Hafia Guinée (Guinea) vs Hearts of Oak (Ghana), African Cup of Champions Clubs final-2nd leg, 18/12/1977:

More scenes from the African club final in Guinea, 1977Sun-umbrellas; commentators; score-board; choreography for dictator:

Classic sponsors – “Klix System” ad hoarding luminous orange posters (bit more professional looking today), Blackpool vs Blackburn Rovers, Division Two, 04/02/1978:

Police stand guard on front of the home end; muddy penalty area, Coventry City vs Liverpool, First Division, 04/02/1978:

Mass pitch invasion from both ends (a draw gave Forest the title), Coventry City vs Nottingham Forest, Division One, 22/04/1978:

Scoreboard in the Maracanã, Brazil vs Czechoslovakia, friendly, 17/05/1978:

Creepy World Cup final girl, Argentina vs Netherlands, World Cup final, 25/06/1978:

Minor confrontations in Dublin before the “All-Ireland derby” during the height of “The Troubles” up north, Republic of Ireland vs Northern Ireland, European Championships qualifier, 20/09/1978:

Athletics mats behind the goals, Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Universitatea Craiova, Cup Winners’ Cup, 27/09/1978:

Classic graphics, Greece vs Hungary, European Championships qualifier, 28/10/1978:

Classic advertisements – Jagermeister, Atalanta vs Inter, Serie A, 01/04/1979:

Golden brown Lansdowne in the evening sun, Republic of Ireland vs Denmark, European Championships qualifier, 02/05/1979:

From the same match, French TV graphics displaying Ireland as “Irlande Du Sud” – Southern Ireland, 1979:

More “square” shaped goalposts, Dinamo Bucharest vs Eintracht Frankfurt, UEFA Cup second round-2nd leg, 24/10/1979:

Pitch invasions after qualification for the first time is all but assured, Greece vs USSR, European Championships qualifier, 12/09/1979:




YouTube Links:

Brazil vs Italy, 1970
Yeovil vs Arsenal, 1971
Rangers vs Celtic, 1971
Leeds United vs Arsenal, 1972
Burnley vs Lincoln City, 1972
Bristol Rovers vs Sheffield United, 1972
Spain vs Yugoslavia, 1972
Ajax vs Juventus, 1973
Groningen vs Ajax, 1973
Hendon vs Newcastle United, 1974
Rot-Weiss Essen vs Borussia Mönchengladbach, 1974
Leeds United vs Barcelona, 1975
England vs Cyprus, 1975
Bulgaria vs France, 1976
Everton vs Coventry, 1977
Hafia Guinée vs Hearts of Oak, 1977
Blackpool vs Blackburn Rovers, 1978
Coventry vs Liverpool, 1978
Coventry vs Nottingham Forest, 1978
Brazil vs Czechoslovakia, 1978
Argentina vs Netherlands, 1978
Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Universitatea Craiova 1978
Greece vs Hungary, 1978
Atalanta vs Inter, 1979
Ireland vs Denmark. 1979
Dinamo Bucharest vs Eintracht Frankfurt, 1979
Greece vs USSR, 1979



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