ENGLAND 1 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1 – International Friendly – Wembley Stadium – 8th September 1976

International football in the 1970’s was a very different animal to the game we see today. There was no international window and fixtures were very much played on an ad hoc basis. There were far fewer games during the season itself, and the chance for experimentation in friendly fixtures were few and far between, normally

AC MILAN 1 LEEDS UNITED 0 1973 European Cup Winners Cup Final Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Salonika 16th May 1973

(This piece was originally posted on ClarkeOneNil) It’s hard to imagine a side entering a European Final in such low spirits, but as Leeds United entered the field of play at the Kaftanzoglio Stadium in Salonika for their Cup Winners Cup Final against AC Milan, the clouds hanging over the side were as heavy as those