Loving this nostalgia topic. Loved football in the seventies, you knew most players from most of the teams in the top division, household names Bell, Astle, Hunter, Sumerbee, Keegan Best etc. None of your Abangnyans or Xavier's or some other overpaid foreigners then.
Muddy pitches played on by honest hard men, not today's atheletes with a lightweight ball, who's sole aim is to con the ref into giving a penalty or free kick.
Loved going away every other week. Never planned most of the trips, just got up Saturday morning, jumped in car or train and paid on the gate.
Fealt like a conquering army rolling into town at the Shrewsburys, Oxfords, Orients Grimsbys etc.
The football violence was a weekly regular feature of the game, no wonder the old blokes at the time wanted to bring back National Service.
Some great memories from forty to fifty years ago that will live with me to the grave.