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Football Season 1969-70

1969 DIVISION 1 | LEAGUE TABLE

1969 Division 1 table
P
W
D
L
F
A
W
D
L
F
A
PTS
1 Everton
42
17
3
1
46
19
12
5
4
26
15
66
2 Leeds U
42
15
4
2
50
19
6
11
4
34
30
57
3 Chelsea
42
13
7
1
36
18
8
6
7
34
32
55
4 Derby Co
42
15
3
3
45
14
7
6
8
19
23
53
5 Liverpool fc
42
10
7
4
34
20
10
4
7
31
22
51
6 Coventry C
42
9
6
6
35
28
10
5
6
23
20
49
7 Newcastle U
42
14
2
5
42
16
3
11
7
15
19
47
8 Manchester U
42
8
9
4
37
27
6
8
7
29
34
45
9 Stoke C
42
10
7
4
31
23
5
8
8
25
29
45
10 Manchester C
42
8
6
7
25
22
8
5
8
30
26
43
11 Tottenham H
42
11
2
8
27
21
6
7
8
27
34
43
12 Arsenal
42
7
10
4
29
23
5
8
8
22
26
42
13 Wolverhampton W
42
8
8
5
30
23
4
8
9
25
34
40
14 Burnley
42
7
7
7
33
29
5
8
8
23
32
39
15 Nottingham F
42
8
9
4
28
28
2
9
10
22
43
38
16 W.B.A
42
10
6
5
39
25
4
3
14
19
41
37
17 West Ham U
42
8
8
5
28
21
4
4
13
23
39
36
18 Ipswich T
42
9
5
7
23
20
1
6
14
17
43
31
19 Southampton
42
3
12
6
24
27
3
5
13
22
40
29
20 Crystal Palace
42
5
6
10
20
36
1
9
11
14
32
27
21 Sunderland
42
4
11
6
17
24
2
3
16
13
44
26
22 Sheffield W
42
6
5
10
23
27
2
4
15
17
44
25

The 1969-1970 English Football League Division 1 was won by Everton. This was Harry Catterick’s second and final title win as Everton Manager, his first being during the 1962-1963 English Football League Division 1 season. Many Evertonian's consider 1969 to be the best and most exciting team to play at Goodison Park. In the team where the ‘Holy Trinity’ made up of Howard Kendall, Colin Harvey and the great Alan Ball. This midfield trio really made Everton one of the most feared teams. The team also had up front Joe Royle who would score 23 league goals during this season. At the back Brian Labone and goalkeeper Gordon West meant that they possessed one of the strongest and most reliable defences in the League. Many Evertonian beloved that this would be the beginning of much success, however they would not win the league title again until the 1984-1985 English Football League 1st Division season. Harry Catterick.

The leading goal scorer was Jeff Astle who scored 25 goals for West Bromwich Albion. Astle is possibly the most popular player to have put on the Baggies shirt, indeed he is still known as ‘the King’. Astle died in 2002 at the age of 59, hundreds of football fans attended his funeral. Billy Bremner of Leeds United won the 1969-1970 English Football League Division 1 season Football Writers Association Player of the year. Bremner was a tough midfield star for both Leeds United and Scotland. Bremner died in 1997 aged 54 of a heart attack.

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