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Great programme covers of our time #16 (the confused about the Welsh flag edition)

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Great programme covers of our time #16 (the confused about the Welsh flag edition)

Israel v Sheffield United Feb 1972

Israel v Sheff Utd 2 Israel v Sheff Utd 1 Sheff Utd v Man City 1972

The Blades travelled to Tel Aviv in February 1972 for a friendly game against the Israeli national team. This is a report of the visit that appeared in the programme for the Manchester City game on the 12th February. The cover shows the Sheffield United players meeting the Israeli Defence Minister and national hero Moshe Dayan prior to the kick off.

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Leyton Orient v Hapoel Petah Tikva

Leyton Orient v Hapoel Petah Tikva (Israel) 1960

Leyton Orient v Hapoel Petah Tikva Sept 1960


This was Orient’s first home friendly under floodlights against an overseas club. Hapoel Petah Tikva were the reigning Israeli Champions, winning their national title in 58/59, 59/60 and retaining it 60/61. They went on to win the title in both the 61/62 and 62/63 seasons to set a new Israeli record of five consecutive titles which stands to this day. Though they haven’t won it since.

Leyton Orient were a second division club at the time and at the end of the 60/61 season finished in 19th avoiding relegation by just one point. They improved considerably for the 61/62 season finishing as runners-up to Liverpool and gaining promotion into the English top flight. They lasted one season finishing bottom by ten points and haven’t been back since.

Bournemouth & Boscombe v Hapoel Tel Aviv 1967
Staying with Hapoel Tel Aviv, they were again visitors to England when Bournemouth and Boscombe AFC hosted them at their Dean Court ground for a pre-season friendly in August 1967. This was a prestigious friendly for the Dorset club. During the 66/67 season they had finished in 20th place in the 3rd division avoiding relegation to the basement league by just 2 points.They did improve however for the 67/68 season finishing comfortably in mid-table.
Hapoel Tel Aviv meanwhile were the reigning Israeli champions and by December 1967 had become the first Asian Club Champions by winning the inaugural Asian Club Championship.
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1967/68 in English football
Asian Club Championship 1967

Bournemouth & Boscombe v Hapoel Tel Aviv 1967

Staying with Hapoel Tel Aviv, they were again visitors to England when Bournemouth and Boscombe AFC hosted them at their Dean Court ground for a pre-season friendly in August 1967. This was a prestigious friendly for the Dorset club. During the 66/67 season they had finished in 20th place in the 3rd division avoiding relegation to the basement league by just 2 points.They did improve however for the 67/68 season finishing comfortably in mid-table.

Hapoel Tel Aviv meanwhile were the reigning Israeli champions and by December 1967 had become the first Asian Club Champions by winning the inaugural Asian Club Championship.

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AFC Bournemouth

1967/68 in English football

Asian Club Championship 1967

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Arsenal v Hapoel Tel Aviv 1951: Floodlit Friendly
Programme cover from Arsenal v Hapoel Tel Aviv Sept 1951. Arsenal were the first English top flight club to install floodlights and this was the first major fixture to be held at Highbury under floodlights. Arsenal won 6-1.
Arsenal finished the 51/52 season as FA Cup runners-up and had to settle for 3rd place in the First Division. Pipped to 2nd by North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on goal average. Hapoel Tel Aviv competed in the the inaugural edition of the Liga Alef and finished in 5th place.
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Highbury’s first game under floodlights
1951/52 in English football
Hapoel Tel Aviv - Wikipedia
Israeli Liga Alef 1951/52

Arsenal v Hapoel Tel Aviv 1951: Floodlit Friendly

Programme cover from Arsenal v Hapoel Tel Aviv Sept 1951. Arsenal were the first English top flight club to install floodlights and this was the first major fixture to be held at Highbury under floodlights. Arsenal won 6-1.

Arsenal finished the 51/52 season as FA Cup runners-up and had to settle for 3rd place in the First Division. Pipped to 2nd by North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on goal average. Hapoel Tel Aviv competed in the the inaugural edition of the Liga Alef and finished in 5th place.

Read more …

Highbury’s first game under floodlights

1951/52 in English football

Hapoel Tel Aviv - Wikipedia

Israeli Liga Alef 1951/52