According to the Daily Mail of September 29 1969
Tottenham’s faltering idols face the possibility of having to play their way back to form in a midweek reserve match… due to the shock 1-0 defeat by boot club Sunderland.
Nicholson: But it could be the way to restore confidence and is certainly worth trying in present situation.
Allan Mullery was involved in an incident with a fan outside the ground. He didn’t want to comment: I don’t want to talk about it. I’ve got nothing to say”
The Daily Mirror from Friday October 3 1969 stated that:
Soccer Fans May ‘Police’ Special Trains
- Soccer fans may be offered free train tickets in return for acting as “police” on football specials.
- it was suggested at a conference on football hooliganism
- the vigilantes would wear special armbands and would patrol trains on the lookout for trouble-makers.
From the same paper:
- WBA to appeal to the FA for a hearing to defend themselves against allegations of time wasting and gamesmanship during Saturday’s home game against Liverpool.
- accord to the referee Keith Walker he was punched in the face.
- WBA want to clear their name.
Ipswich have been told they must play versus Wednesday even though they are going through an injury crisis. 12 senior players are hurt and 6 of those won’t be able to play.
Meanwhile at West Ham, a frustrated Martin Peters has asked for a transfer as his collapse of form has meant he would be dropped for the game against Burnley.