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The Big Match Revisited


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No Chelsea game on this programme unfortunately, but not surprisingly - we were crap in this season (1978/79)

Might be of interest to older fans though, bit of nostalgia!

First match is Spuds v Man.City, a must-watch for all Chelsea fans :P Spuds with Hoddle, Ardiles & Peter Taylor, City with Peter Barnes on top form and Mike Channon. Strange, I don't remember Channon playing for City, and I'd totally forgotten just how good Peter Barnes was!

Next up, Middlesbrough v Nottm.Forest, Forest at their peak.

Goals from the 1957 England v Northern Ireland game at Wembley. Northern Ireland won 3-2 with Danny Blanchflower playing, and Duncan Edwards scoring for England.

Last up, Man.Utd v Arsenal, 70's style. Arse had Jennings, Brady, O'Leary, Stapleton, and Alan Sunderland - Utd didn't.

League positions at that time: -

1 - Liverpool

2 - WBA

3 - Everton

4 - Arsenal

5 - Leeds

Great to see the footie from those days again, sh*te pitches, proper tackling, no shirt advertising, supporters singing "you're gonna get your f*ckin' heads kicked in", etc... :D

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Thanks for the reminder BB. The Man City v S***s game was shortly after we beat them at Maine Road which they showed a couple of weeks ago.

Highlights for me:

Spuds looking as clueless then as they do now.

Peter Barnes - brilliant winger, what a run and cross for Mick Channon to score.

Chelsea connections - Stewart Houston and Graham Rix.

Man Yoo - rubbish. Arse ripped them apart.

Terraces - oh happy days but how the fcuk did the FA get away with those fences with spikes on top. At the time it was just the way it was but looking back it's unbelievable.

Brian Moore - top bloke, certainly the face and voice of football during my formative years!

All in all there was some very good football played on very crap pitches.

And "you're gonna get your f'cking heads kicked in" could be heard very clearly!

Best bit though was that bloke who ran on the pitch in the Boro v Forest game- big hair, scary moustache and what looked like a pinstripe suit. Had a right go at the ref but nobody else seemed bothered at all. In fact he was allowed to amble off the pitch in his own time and was escorted away by a single copper. A very different time indeed.

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Chelsea connections - Stewart Houston and Graham Rix.

Think I saw Tony McAndrew in there too, Boro?

Best bit though was that bloke who ran on the pitch in the Boro v Forest game- big hair, scary moustache and what looked like a pinstripe suit. Had a right go at the ref but nobody else seemed bothered at all. In fact he was allowed to amble off the pitch in his own time and was escorted away by a single copper. A very different time indeed.

I had to laugh at that - all the time he was on the pitch I was wondering "where's the old bill?", then as you say, he wandered off of his accord into the arms of a copper who couldn't have been more relaxed if he'd been akip - great stuff! :D

I'm looking forward to the next few weeks of watching The Big Match Revisited, though I doubt there'll be much of Chelsea on view - maybe just as well, thinking back to how bad we were then!

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