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Merseman



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:28 pm 
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Below is what I understand to be a complete list of the games played in these isles by the Great Britain side from the war to end of amateurism.

Mixture of qualifiers; preparation and trial games v club sides and a few representative teams; and of course the London 1948 tournament itself.

Many definitely have programmes - including every qualifier AFAICS.


However does anyone know if programmes were issued for these?

* Denmark (1948) - London 1948 bronze medal match

* Queen's Park at Portsmouth (1948)
* Luton (1956)
* Northampton at Timkin, Watford at Uxbridge (1960)
* Chelsea, Aston Villa, Coventry (1964)
* Charlton (1967), Oxford Utd, Watford (1968)
* Oxford Utd (1970), Sheffield Wednesday, Sunderland, Motherwell (1971)

* Uganda, Isthmian & Athenian Lges, Combined Unis (1956)
* Eire (1967 in Dublin)





Full match list:


London 1948
28 Feb 1948 Queen's Park v GB @ Portsmouth
31 Jul 1948 (R1) GB v Netherlands @ Arsenal Prog
05 Aug 1948 (QF) GB v France @ Fulham Prog
11 Aug 1948 (SF) GB v Yugoslavia @ Wembley Prog
13 Aug 1948 (3/4) GB v Denmark @ Wembley


Helsinki 1952
30 Apr 1952 England B v GB @ Arsenal Prog


Melbourne 1956
12 May 1956 (Q) GB v Bulgaria @ Wembley Prog
26 Sep 1956 GB v Uganda @ Ilford
08 Oct 1956 Luton v GB
13 Oct 1956 Isthmian & Athenian Lges v GB @ Wimbledon
22 Oct 1956 Newcastle v GB Prog
27 Oct 1956 Combined Unis v GB @ Kingston
05 Nov 1956 Arsenal v GB Prog


Rome 1960
22 Apr 1959 Probables v Possibles @ Aston Villa Prog
10 Oct 1959 GB v Caribbean @ Ipswich Prog
19 Oct 1959 Burnley v GB Prog
16 Nov 1959 Chelsea v GB Prog
21 Nov 1959 (Q) GB v Eire @ Brighton Prog
25 Jan 1960 Arsenal v GB Prog
08 Feb 1960 West Ham v GB Prog
22 Feb 1960 Northampton v GB @ Timkin
13 Mar 1960 (Q) Eire v GB @ Dublin Prog
13 Apr 1960 (Q) GB v Netherlands @ Spurs Prog
13 Aug 1960 Watford v GB @ Uxbridge


Tokyo 1964
17 Aug 1963 QPR v GB Prog
14 Sep 1963 (Q) GB v Iceland @ Wimbledon Prog
16 Dec 1963 Chelsea v GB Prog
20 Jan 1964 Chelsea v GB
27 Jan 1964 Aston Villa v GB
03 Feb 1964 Manchester Utd v GB Prog
12 Feb 1964 (Q) GB v Greece Prog
24 Feb 1964 Spurs v GB Prog
02 Mar 1964 Coventry v GB


Mexico City 1968
04 Aug 1967 Queen's Park v GB Prog (also Spurs v Celtic)
11 Aug 1967 Eire v GB @ Dublin
04 Sep 1967 Chelsea v GB Prog
11 Sep 1967 Charlton v GB
09 Oct 1967 Celtic v GB @ Lesser Hampden No Prog
16 Oct 1967 Watford v GB Prog
08 Nov 1967 (Q) GB v West Germany @ Hendon Prog
29 Jan 1968 Oxford Utd v GB
12 Feb 1968 Watford v GB
26 Feb 1968 Charlton v GB Prog
08 Mar 1968 GB v Eire @ Watford Prog
18 Mar 1968 Arsenal v GB Prog
10 Apr 1968 (Q) GB v Spain @ White City Prog


Munich 1972
09 Nov 1970 Oxford Utd v GB
23 Nov 1970 Watford v GB Prog
14 Dec 1970 Derby v GB Prog
11 Jan 1971 Reading v GB Prog
25 Jan 1971 Northern Ireland XI v GB @ Belfast No Prog
08 Feb 1971 Preston v GB Prog
22 Feb 1971 Southampton v GB Prog
15 Mar 1971 Sheffield Wednesday v GB
24 Mar 1971 (Q) GB v Bulgaria @ Wembley Prog
19 Apr 1971 Sunderland v GB
26 Apr 1971 Motherwell v GB
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I believe that there is possibly one more

10 October 1955 - QPR v England Olympic XI

However, this is down as "England Olympic XI" in the records and not "GB" and thus may have been a pre-cursor to the team that was selected for the 1956 Melbourne games. So, not sure if that should be included.
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ndg1860 wrote:
I believe that there is possibly one more

10 October 1955 - QPR v England Olympic XI

However, this is down as "England Olympic XI" in the records and not "GB" and thus may have been a pre-cursor to the team that was selected for the 1956 Melbourne games. So, not sure if that should be included.

There were several trials in autumn 1955 fulfilled by England amateur XI:

13 Sep 1955 Arsenal v England Prog
26 Sep 1955 West Ham v England Prog
08 Oct 1955 North & South Counties v England
10 Oct 1955 QPR v England Prog
17 Oct 1955 Luton v England Prog

Accordingly they were billed "England Amateur" or similar and not GB:





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I hope it’s ok jumping on this great thread but I acquired a while back some excellent amateur international memorabilia. There are more items somewhere, the poster was traded as part exchange so is no longer in my collection.
Some examples below

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There was a single sheet issue for the trial game on 22.04.1959

Bob Wilson and Tony Waiters in goal.
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Also this
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Another one for your collection


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Hi,

There are definitely programmes for the two games against Watford in 1968 as I own both, sorry I don't have a scan for you though.

It doesn't come up on eBay that much, but you should be able to pick up for under £ 20 if it does.
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For the game against Watford in 1960 in Uxbridge, I've only heard of one programme in existence for this game. Unfortunately, not in my collection.
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Sheffield Wednesday 1971 - yes, 4 page programme produced.
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Thanks!

Summarising thusfar:

* Denmark (1948) - London 1948 bronze medal match

* Queen's Park at Portsmouth (1948) Prog confirmed

* Luton (1956) Prog confirmed

* Northampton at Timkin (1960)
* Watford at Uxbridge (1960) Prog confirmed - ultra rare

* Chelsea (1964)
* Aston Villa (1964)
* Coventry (1964)

* Charlton (1967)
* Oxford Utd (1968)
* Watford (1968) Prog confirmed

* Oxford Utd (1970)
* Sheffield Wednesday (1971) Prog confirmed
* Sunderland (1971)
* Motherwell (1971)

* Uganda (1956)
* Isthmian & Athenian Lges (1956)
* Combined Unis (1956)
* Eire (1967 in Dublin)
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I'm pretty certain there is a programme for the 67 game in Dublin. Unfortunately my copy is 120 miles away and not accessible until after lockdown.

I can picture it in my head green and white cover but have a slight doubt I'm mistaking it for another programme. Maybe somebody can confirm.
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More information about Derby v British Olympic x1 in 1970 below.

A very scarce programme that rarely comes up for sale.

http://www.derbycountymemories.co.uk/biri-the-british-olympic-x1
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:24 pm 
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Ascertained that GB v Uganda (1956) had a standard-looking Ilford issue.

Charlton v GB on 11 Sep 1967 also confirmed.

Photos of both in "UK Amateur International Football" book.
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Pair of extra warm-up games for London 1948:

08 May 1948 Great Britain A v Great Britain B @ Blackpool
29 May 1948 GB Whites v GB Stripes @ Hampden

Programmes perhaps unlikely but possible.
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This is the match at Ipswich on 10 October 1959
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The game played at British Timken, Northampton on 22nd February 1960


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