English football transfer history, major moves, 1972/73, Frank Worthington, David Nish and Peter Cormack

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David Nish became the most expensive player in English football ever, when he moved from Leicester to Derby just weeks after the season kick off. The fee of £225.000 came to good use as Frank Worthington and Dennis Rofe became two additions at Leicester, being part of an iconic setting at Filbert Street.

Mike Bernard made his switch from League Cup winner Stoke to join Everton, at the time also signing Joe Harper from Aberdeen. Two major moves, Bernard joining for a fee of £140.000, while Harper had an even higher price tag at £180.000.

Man Utd were in transition and made severe changes to their squad, with the major move being Ted MacDougall coming in from Bournemouth. The Scottish forward joined for a fee of £200.000, but with Tommy Docherty taking over as manager at Old Trafford, MacDougall was moved on to West Ham

Jeff Blockley became a pivotal signing for Arsenal as they brought in the well build defender from Coventry for a fee of £200.000 and at first looking as a great player and getting into the England set up while at Highbury, but still not able to convince Gunners fans of his abilities being drawn into a number of difficult field situations and after just 54 league games sold and losing his place in the side.

Gordon McQueen joined Leeds from St Mirren for a minor fee as the talented central defender went on to become a key player of dimentions at Elland Road, establishing himself as the natural to take over from Jack Charlton and patnering Norman Hunter in the heart of the Leeds defence.

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Liverpool manager Bill Shankly makes his move to sign Peter Cormack from Nottingham Forest. The Scotland international joined for a fee of £110.000. This completed a team that in the 1972/73 season brought home the league title and also became the start of a wonderful time for Liverpool, and with Cormack making an impact also in the FA Cup final the year after, defeating Newcastle.

Newcastle makes a move for Bury midfielder Terry McDermott, later being signed for Liverpool, but still a pivotal player at St. James Park for a number of seasons before his switch, being in the Magpies team for the final giving a good impression.

Manchester United transition was on, under new manager Frank O’Farrell, making entrances for Martin Buchan and Ian Storey-Moore. Both players were came in for major fees, Buchan joning from Aberdeen for £120.000, Storey-Moore signed for £200.000 from Nottingham Forest.

Norwich makes a call to bring in eccentric midfielder Trevor Hockey from Sheffield United, Jim Bone making a switch the opposite way. Geoff Hurst leaves West Ham to join Stoke as the England 1966 World Cup final hat trick goalscorer leaves and starts a new chapter, playing for The Potters to 1975.






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