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On 25 March 1970, Sir Alf Ramsey announced a 28-man provisional squad to take to Mexico.  A week before the World Cup Finals kicked off, the final 22 man squad was confirmed, and six returned home: Peter Shilton, Leicester City; Bob McNab, Arsenal; Ralph Coates, Burnley; Brian Kidd, Manchester United; David Sadler, Manchester United; and Peter Thompson, Liverpool (who completed an unenviable hat-trick, having also been discarded prior to the 1962 and '66 tournaments, though he was a member of England's 1968 European Championship squad in Italy).

A lot could have happened in two months, and Sir Alf named a further twelve reserves.  All these twelve were inoculated and received medical certificates for one simple reason; any one of them could be called in an emergency.  Those given 'reserve' status, as well as the required jabs, were Mike Bailey of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton's Colin Harvey and Joe Royle, Chelsea's John Hollins and Alan Hudson, Leeds United's Mick Jones, Roy McFarland of Derby County, Arsenal's Bob McNab and Peter Simpson, Manchester City's Alan Oakes and Mike Summerbee, and, finally, Sunderland goalkeeper, Jim Montgomery.

The biggest surprise was the exclusion of Leeds United's Paul Madeley from the entire forty-man pool.  But this was soon rectified, when Paul Reaney was carried off the Upton Park pitch unconscious in an early April 1970 League match, and being a part of the likely World Cup Squad, his place went, not to Bob McNab, as many expected, but Paul Madeley.  In the meantime, having been excluded totally, Madeley had made family commitments for the summer of 1970, and thus turned down the chance to join the Finals squad.  The full-back place, thus, finally, went to McNab, at the third time of asking, only for the Arsenal defender to return home as one of the unlucky six who were surplus to requirements.

 

No. Name Age Pos Club Starts Subs Total Goals Capts
1. Banks, Gordon 32  G Stoke City FC     59 50 GA    
2. Newton, Keith R. 28 RB Everton FC     24 0    
3. Cooper, Terence 25 LB Leeds United AFC     8 0    
4. Mullery, Alan P. 28 M Tottenham Hotspur FC     27 0    
5. Labone, Brian L. 30 CD Everton FC     23 0    
6. Moore, Robert F.C. 29 CD West Ham United FC     80 2    
7. Lee, Francis H. 26 F Manchester City FC     14 6    
8. Ball, Alan J. 25 M Everton FC     41 7    
9. Charlton, Robert 32 M Manchester United FC     102 49    
10. Hurst, Geoffrey C. 28 F West Ham United FC     38 20    
11. Peters, Martin S. 26 M Tottenham Hotspur FC     38 14    
12. Bonetti, Peter P. 28 G Chelsea FC     6 1 GA    
13. Stepney, Alexander C. 27 G Manchester United FC     1 1 GA    
14. Wright, Thomas J. 25 RB Everton FC     9 0    
15. Stiles, Norbert P. 28 M Manchester United FC     28 1    
16. Hughes, Emlyn W. 22 LB/M Liverpool FC     6 0    
17. Charlton, John 35 CD Leeds United AFC     34 6    
18. Hunter, Norman 26 M Leeds United AFC     13 1    
19. Bell, Colin 24 M Manchester City FC     11 2    
20. Osgood, Peter L. 23 F Chelsea FC     1 0    
21. Clarke, Allan J. 23 F Leeds United AFC 0 0 0 0 0 none
22. Astle, Jeffrey 28 F West Bromwich Albion FC     3 0    
 
World Cup Record  
No. Name vs. Romania (1-0) vs. Brazil (0-1) vs. Czechoslovakia
(1-0)
vs. West Germany
(2-3) - AET
mins
1. Banks, Gordon Start GA 0 Start GA 1 Start GA 0 ill 270
2. Newton, Keith R. Start off 51 injured Start Start 261
3. Cooper, Terence Start Start Start Start 390
4. Mullery, Alan P. Start Start Start Start 390
5. Labone, Brian L. Start Start squad member/
substitute ?
Start 300
6. Moore, Robert F.C. Captain Captain Captain Captain 390
7. Lee, Francis H. Start off 77 Start off 64 squad member/
substitute ?
Start 261
8. Ball, Alan J. Start Start sub 66 Start 324
9. Charlton, Robert Start Start off 64 Start off 66 Start off 70 290
10. Hurst, Geoffrey C. Start Start squad member/
substitute ?
Start 300
11. Peters, Martin S. Start Start Start Start off 81 351
12. Bonetti, Peter P. squad member/
substitute ?
unused sub squad member/
substitute ?
Start GA 3 120
13. Stepney, Alexander C. squad member/
substitute ?
squad member squad member/
substitute ?
squad member/
substitute ?
0
14. Wright, Thomas J. sub 51 Start squad member/
substitute ?
squad member/
substitute ?
129
15. Stiles, Norbert P. squad member/
substitute ?
squad member squad member/
substitute ?
squad member/
substitute ?
0
16. Hughes, Emlyn W. squad member/
substitute ?
squad member squad member/
substitute ?
squad member/
substitute ?
0
17. Charlton, John squad member/
substitute ?
squad member Start squad member/
substitute ?
90
18. Hunter, Norman squad member/
substitute ?
unused sub squad member/
substitute ?
sub 81 39
19. Bell, Colin squad member/
substitute ?
sub 64 Start sub 70 166
20. Osgood, Peter L. sub 77 squad member sub 61 squad member/
substitute ?
42
21. Clarke, Allan J. squad member/
substitute ?
unused sub Start squad member/
substitute ?
90
22. Astle, Jeffrey squad member/
substitute ?
sub 64 Start off 61 squad member/
substitute ?
87
 
Post-World Cup  
No. Name Age Pos Club Starts Subs Total Goals Capts Disc
1. Banks, Gordon 32  G Stoke City FC     62 51 GA    
2. Newton, Keith R. 28 RB Everton FC     27 0    
3. Cooper, Terence 25 LB Leeds United AFC     12 0    
4. Mullery, Alan P. 28 M Tottenham Hotspur FC     31 1    
5. Labone, Brian L. 30 CD Everton FC     26 0    
6. Moore, Robert F.C. 29 CD West Ham United FC     84 2    
7. Lee, Francis H. 26 F Manchester City FC     17 6    
8. Ball, Alan J. 25 M Everton FC     45 7    
9. Charlton, Robert 32 M Manchester United FC     106 49    
10. Hurst, Geoffrey C. 28 F West Ham United FC     41 21    
11. Peters, Martin S. 26 M Tottenham Hotspur FC     38 14    
12. Bonetti, Peter P. 28 G Chelsea FC     7 4 GA    
13. Stepney, Alexander C. 27 G Manchester United FC     1 1 GA    
14. Wright, Thomas J. 25 RB Everton FC     11 0    
15. Stiles, Norbert P. 28 M Manchester United FC     28 1    
16. Hughes, Emlyn W. 22 LB/M Liverpool FC     6 0    
17. Charlton, John 35 CD Leeds United AFC     35 6    
18. Hunter, Norman 26 M Leeds United AFC     14 1    
19. Bell, Colin 24 M Manchester City FC     14 2    
20. Osgood, Peter L. 23 F Chelsea FC     3 0    
21. Clarke, Allan J. 23 F Leeds United AFC     1 1    
22. Astle, Jeffrey 28 F West Bromwich Albion FC     5 0    
 

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