August 9, 1969
The bookies have no doubt about it – Leeds kick off today as the hottest favourites for years to retain their League title. They are quoted at 11-4 by a leading London bookmaker, with Everton and Liverpool at 7-1.
8-1 Manchester United, 10-1 Manchester City, 11-1 Arsenal, 16-1 Chelsea and Tottenham.
(Daily Mirror: August 9, 1969)