Posted by Tony Hutton
This season proved to be the end of an era for me. Having watched football in the West Midlands since 1949 this was my final season before at last making my escape back to the North.
SATURDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER, 1966 Attendance 36,339
LEAGUE DIVISION TWO AT HIGHFIELD ROAD, COVENTRY
COVENTRY CITY 1 (Gould) BIRMINGHAM CITY 1 (Vowden)
Glazier; Kearns, Bruck; Hill, Curtis, Farmer;
Rees, Gibson, Gould, Machin, Clements; 12th man Burkitt.
Herriot; Martin, Green; Wylie, Foster, Beard;
Hockey, Thomson, Bridges, Vowden, Murray; 12th man Fenton.
Referee:- Mr. A. Nicholson, Manchester
This was a full-blooded local derby in front of a large crowd. The action came thick and fast and despite a goal-less first half there were thrills a plenty at both ends of the field. Bobby Gould put the home side ahead and Geoff Vowden gave the Blues (as distinct from the Sky Blues) a point with a well deserved equaliser. The fiery Trevor Hockey was sent off just three minutes before the end following a foul on Farmer when tempers came to the boil in an exciting finish.
TUESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER, 1966
LEAGUE DIVISION ONE AT BRAMALL LANE, SHEFFIELD
SHEFFIELD UNITED 2 (T. Wagstaff, Birchenall) TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS 1 (Greaves)
Hodgkinson; Badger, G. Shaw; Fenoughty, Matthewson, Barlow;
Woodward, T, Wagstaff, Jones, Birchenall, Reece;
Jennings; Kinnear, Knowles; Beal, England, MacKay;
Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Venables, Clayton; sub Weller
TUESDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER, 1966
LEAGUE CUP AT FELLOWS PARK, WALSALL
WALSALL 2 (Taylor, Middleton) STOKE CITY 1 (Ritchie)
Carling; Gregg, Evans; Sissons, Bennett, Meath;
MacEwan, Baker, Kirby, Middleton, Taylor;
Farmer; Palmer, Skeels; Viollet, Setters, Bloor;
Bridgwood, Dobing, Ritchie, Eastham, Burrows; sub Philpott (for Viollet)
SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER, 1966
LEAGUE DIVISION ONE AT VILLA PARK, BIRMINGHAM
ASTON VILLA 2 (Hateley, MacLeod) CHELSEA 6 (Tambling 5, Boyle)
Withers; Wright, Atkins; Tindall, Sleeuwenhoek, Deakin;
MacLeod, Park, Hateley, Chatterley, Scott; sub Hamilton
Bonetti; Kirkup, McCreadie; Hollins, Hinton, Harris (R);
Boyle, Graham, Osgood, Cooke, Tambling;
Referee;_ Mr R.F. Pritchard (Salisbury)
WEDNESDAY 5TH OCTOBER, 1966
LEAGUE CUP AT THE HAWTHORNS, WEST BROMWICH
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 4 (Kryzwicki, Astle, Clark, Stephens)
MANCHESTER CITY 2 (Young, Summerbee)
Potter; Crawford, Collard; Williams, Campbell, Fraser;
Stephens, Lovett, Astle, Hope, Clarke; sub Krizwicki for Fraser.
Dowd; Book, Cheetham; Horne, Heslop, Oakes;
Summerbee, Bell, Pardoe, Crossan, Young;
SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER, 1966
LEAGUE DIVISION THREE AT FELLOWS PARK, WALSALL
WALSALL 2 (McMorran pen, Kirby) SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0
Wesson; Gregg, Evans; Sissons, Bennett, Atthey;
Smith, Baker, Kirby, McMorran, Taylor; sub Meath.
Clemence; Hemstead, Taylor; Smith, Burrows, Birkenshaw;
Bramley, Sloan, Thomas, Ash, Colquhoun; sub Goodwin (manager).
The young goalkeeper was Ray Clemence, later to find fame with Liverpool and England.