1966–67 Tranmere Rovers F.C. season

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Tranmere Rovers F.C.
1966–67 season
Chairman Fred C. Lloyd
Manager Dave Russell
Stadium Prenton Park
Football League Fourth Division 4th (of 24)
Top goalscorer League: Yardley (15)
All: Yardley (16)
Highest home attendance 15,555 vs Southport (28 April 1967)
Lowest home attendance 3,495 vs Exeter City (3 September 1966)
Average home league attendance 7,839
Team colours

Dave Russell managed Tranmere Rovers F.C. to promotion in 1966–67. Tranmere had narrowly failed to win promotion in the previous two years and newcomers included Barry Ashworth and Graham Williams, while young players Jim Cumbes and Roy McFarland established regular first-team slots. Rovers were early pace-setters after losing just one of their first 15 games, including a 5–0 victory over Crewe Alexandra. George Yardley was signed from Luton Town, then George Hudson arrived from Northampton. Four successive wins maintained Tranmere's promotion challenge and they finished fourth after losing only two of their last 12 games.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Stockport County 46 16 5 2 41 18 10 7 6 28 24 69 42 1.643 +27 64
2 Southport 46 19 2 2 47 15 4 11 8 22 27 69 42 1.643 +27 59
3 Barrow 46 12 8 3 35 18 12 3 8 41 36 76 54 1.407 +22 59
4 Tranmere Rovers 46 14 6 3 42 20 8 8 7 24 23 66 43 1.535 +23 58
5 Crewe Alexandra 46 14 5 4 42 26 7 7 9 28 29 70 55 1.273 +15 54
6 Southend United 46 15 5 3 44 12 7 4 12 26 37 70 49 1.429 +21 53
7 Wrexham 46 11 12 0 46 20 5 8 10 30 42 76 62 1.226 +14 52
8 Hartlepools United 46 15 3 5 44 29 7 4 12 22 35 66 64 1.031 +2 51
9 Brentford 46 13 7 3 36 19 5 6 12 22 37 58 56 1.036 +2 49
10 Aldershot 46 14 4 5 48 19 4 8 11 24 38 72 57 1.263 +15 48
11 Bradford City 46 13 4 6 48 31 6 6 11 26 31 74 62 1.194 +12 48
12 Halifax Town 46 10 11 2 37 27 5 3 15 22 41 59 68 0.868 –9 44
13 Port Vale 46 9 7 7 33 27 5 8 10 22 31 55 58 0.948 –3 43
14 Exeter City 46 11 6 6 30 24 3 9 11 20 36 50 60 0.833 –10 43
15 Chesterfield 46 13 6 4 33 16 4 2 17 27 47 60 63 0.952 –3 42
16 Barnsley 46 8 7 8 30 28 5 8 10 30 36 60 64 0.938 –4 41
17 Luton Town 46 15 5 3 47 23 1 4 18 12 50 59 73 0.808 –14 41
18 Newport County 46 9 9 5 35 23 3 7 13 21 40 56 63 0.889 –7 40
19 Chester 46 8 5 10 24 32 7 5 11 30 46 54 78 0.692 –24 40
20 Notts County 46 10 7 6 31 25 3 4 16 22 47 53 72 0.736 –19 37
21 Rochdale 46 10 4 9 30 27 3 7 13 23 48 53 75 0.707 –22 37
22 York City 46 11 5 7 45 31 1 6 16 20 48 65 79 0.823 –14 35
23 Bradford Park Avenue 46 7 6 10 30 34 4 7 12 22 45 52 79 0.658 –27 35
24 Lincoln City 46 7 8 8 39 39 2 5 16 19 43 58 82 0.707 –24 31

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
New club in the league (none)
Re-elected
Failed re-election (none)


References[edit]

  • Leigh, Edwards (17 December 2011). "Tranmere Rovers classic campaigns". Official matchday programme. Stevenage F.C. (12): 21. 
  • Upton, Gilbert; Wilson, Steve (November 1997). Tranmere Rovers 1921–1997: A Complete Record. ISBN 978-0-9518648-2-1.