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7 Broken Arrow 7.30 Criss Cross Quiz 8 The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Ep.6)
8.30 Football: England vs. Italy
9.25 News 9.35 Two Faces of Japan
Anglia, ATV, Granada, Rediffusion,
Southern Television, TWW, Tyne Tees and Ulster
Wednesday, 2 November 1960
International Friendly Intermediate Match

England 1 Italy 1 [1-1]

St. James' Park, Strawberry Place, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland
Kick-off (GMT):
Attendance: '15,000'; '15,064'
unknown kicked-off

[1-1] Joe Baker header 14
 'Anzolim caught a Bobby Charlton corner and as he fell Baker tore in to bundle 'keeper and head the ball into the net'.'
[1-1] Peter Dobing strike hits the post 20
[1-1] Bobby Charlton strike hits the crossbar 29
[1-1] Joe Baker header hits the crossbar

[1-1] John Fantham heads against the crossbar
[0-1] Bruno Nicolè diving header 6
'with astonishing ease, from a corner by Bruno Mora. The ball seemed to hang until Nicole almost pushed past McNeil, bent his head and nodded in at 6yds. Macedo making a contact without able to save.'

Giorgio Rossano injury - ten men 37
  Italy returned to full compliment 45
Second half only live  - Commentator: Gerry Loftus and George Taylor
Officials England FIFA ruling on substitutes Italy
Lucien Van Nuffel
46 (14 January 1914), Antwerp, Belgium
William Downey
England Intermediate Team


No official ranking system established; Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, socks to be confirmed.
John Angus
first match, W 0 - D 1 - L 0 - F 1 - A 1.
Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 38 (11 November 1921), appointed over the 1959 summer, also assistant manager of Arsenal FC;
ninth intermediate match, W 4 - D 3 - L 2 - F 21 - A 17.
trainer: Fred Ford
Team chosen by the Intermediate Selection Committee, headed by Len Shipman, on Monday, 24 October.
England Lineup
  seven changes from the previous U23 match league position (24 October)  
  Macedo, Eliot 22
254 days
22 February 1938
in Gibraltar
G Fulham FC (FL 6th) 9 13ᵍᵃ
2 Angus, John 22
61 days
2 September 1938 RB Burnley FC (FL 3rd) 5 0
3 McNeil, Michael 20
269 days
7 February 1940 LB Middlesbrough FC (FL2 7th) 6 0
82 4 Mullery, Alan P. 18
345 days
23 November 1941 RHB Fulham FC (FL 6th) 1 0
83 5 Labone, Brian 20
284 days
23 January 1940 CHB Everton FC (FL 4th) 1 0
84 6 Moore, Robert F.C. 19
204 days
12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC (FL 12th) 1 0
85 7 Connelly, John M. 22
107 days
18 July 1938 OR Manchester United FC (FL 18th) 1 0
only U23 app 1960
8 Dobing, Peter A. 21
337 days
1 December 1938 IL Blackburn Rovers FC (FL 10th) 6 1
Baker, Joseph H. 20
108 days
17 July 1940 CF Hibernian FC, Scotland (SL bottom) 5 4
86 10 Fantham, John 21
270 days
6 February 1939 IL Sheffield Wednesday FC (FL 2nd) 1 0
only U23 app 1960
Charlton, Robert 23
22 days
11 October 1937 OL Manchester United FC (FL 18th) 6 5
final U23 app 1960
reserves: Gordon Banks (Leicester City FC (FL 11th)), Jackie Bell (Newcastle United FC (FL 16th)), Jimmy Robson (Burnley FC (FL 3rd)).
pre-match notes: The intermediate side began their preparations with an eighty-minute practice match at Roker Park on Monday, 31st October. Sunderland were 3-1 up after 73 minutes, before three goals in the last seven minutes resulted in an under-23 victory. Two goals from Joe Baker and one each from Bobby Charlton and Peter Dobing, secured the victory.
"Newcastle officials assure me that the St. James' Park pitch is playable. But it is going to be a swamp—a surface the Italians won't like at all"
2-3-5 Macedo -
Angus, McNeil -
Mullery, Labone, Moore -
Connelly, Dobing, Baker, Fantham, Charlton.
Averages: Age 21 years 126 days Appearances/Goals 3.8 0.8
Italy Team


No official ranking system established; Colours: Blue crew necked long-sleeved jerseys, white socks, blue socks with two thin white hoops.
Capt: Bruno Nicolè Manager:  
Italy Lineup
1 Anzolin, Roberto, injured off ht 22
198 days
18 April 1938 G FC Palermo
2 Burgnich, Tarcisio 21
191 days
25 April 1939 RB Juventus FC
3 Trebbi, Mario 21
54 days
9 September 1939 LB AC Milan
4 Micheli, Dante 21
266 days
10 February 1939 RHB AC Fiorentina
5 Salvadore, Sandro 20
339 days
29 November 1939 CHB AC Milan
6 Trapattoni, Giovanni 21
230 days
17 March 1939 LHB AC Milan
Mora, Bruno 23
218 days
29 March 1937 OR UC Sampdoria
8 Rivera, Giovanni 17
76 days
18 August 1943 IR AC Milan
youngest opp. U23 player so far
Nicolè, Bruno 20
252 days
24 February 1940 CF Juventus FC
10 Bulgarelli, Giacomo, injured off 29th min. 20
9 days
24 October 1940 IL Bologna FC
11 Rossano, Giorgio, injured off 37th min. Returned second half 21
227 days
20 March 1939 OL AS Bari
Italy Substitute
  Ferinni, Giorgio, on 29th min. for Bulgarelli 21
76 days
18 August 1939 IL Torino FC
  Albertosi, Enrico, on halftime, for Ansolin 21 2 November 1939 GK AC Fiorentina 1 0ᵍᵃ
unused substitutes: not known
team notes: "Baker ran in hard, and crashed Anzolin into the back of the net. Every other Italian raced at the referee, pulling at his arms and milling around, as spectators came on the pitch. . . a few others gestured as if throwing things, and a policeman and the two linesmen moved in to restore order."
2-3-5 Anzolin (Albertosi) -
Burgnich, Trebbi -
Micheli, Salvadore, Trappattoni -
Mors, Rivera, Nicolè, Bulgarelli
(Ferinni), Rossano
Averages: (start)
Age 21 years 55 days
21 years 43 days
               Match Report by Bill Holden, Daily Mirror, Thursday, 3 November 1960

IT took this game at Newcastle last night only fourteen minutes to erupt into something that threatened to be another Milan riot. Young Italy were leading 1-0—centre forward Bruno Nicole had scored in the sixth minute—when the storm broke.
Joe Baker, the Hibs centre-forward being watched by several English League clubs, dashed through to shoulder-charge goalkeeper Roberto Ansolin as he gathered the ball.
Goalkeeper and ball crashed back into the net, and as the English-speaking Belgian referee, Van Nussel, immediately signalled a goal, the whole Italian team rushed back to protest.
Photographers came on to the pitch but the referee was adamant. It was a goal. And it looked like sparking off the same angry scenes that had wrecked the Football League's game against the Italian League on Tuesday. But the Italian team's manager, in dark blue trilby and mackintosh, rushed on to the pitch to tell his team to get on with the game. Two minutes later the game got under way again after the Italian trainer had attended the fallen goalkeeper. As he ran off he kissed his fingers in disgust at the lineman and referee. England nearly went ahead when inside right Peter Dobing hit the post after a left wing move. And left winger Bobby Charlton did the same nine minutes later.  Right on the thirty-minute mark, Italian inside left Giacono Bulgarelli trotted off and was replaced by reserve Giorgio Ferinni. Seven minutes later their left winger, Giuseppe Rossano, fell writhing as if in agony, after a tackle. The crowd whistled and jeered as the trainer ran across the pitch to give him treatment.
   He was carried off, but the Italians, instead of bringing on another substitute, remained a ten-man team until the interval.
Rossano resumed at outside left for the second half, but goalkeeper Ansolin was replaced by Enrico Albertosi. Neither side had a "general" to master-mind a concerted attack and both relied on individual breakaways to snatch a game-clinching goal. Outside right Bruno Mora came closest for Italy. And Charlton, England's star in the successes against Spain, Luxembourg and Ireland, went near for his side. But the game which had threatened firworks so often in the first half simply fizzled out. Charlton still tried desperately to get the English attack moving without any success.


               Match Report as appears in the F.A. Yearbook 1961-62 pages 38 & 39

Italy scored in the sixth minute of this floodlit match at Newcastle when Macedo, playing in goal for England, was impeded by McNeil, and allowed Niole's header to slip and roll over the line. At this stage the Italians were unlucky not to have gone further ahead, but in the fourteenth minute England equalised when Baker put Anzolin and the ball over the goal-line and in the net with a perfect shoulder-charge. Despite appeals by the Italian players, the referee ruled that the goal was perfectly fair. The England forward-line showed enterprise and matched the ball skill of their opponents. The defense, however, was uncertain under pressure and play deteriorated after halftime. 

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               Source Notes
OffiOfficial matchday programme
FA Yearbook 1961-62nt>
  Rothman's Yearbooks
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