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The Big Match Revisited is being shown on ITV4 (Freeview Channel 28) this afternoon at 4pm, and repeated tomorrow at 11:30am.

The main match is Chelsea v Liverpool (Division One), played on 3 March 1979 at Stamford Bridge.

Teams: -

Chelsea: - Petar Borota; Graham Wilkins; David Stride; Eamonn Bannon; John Sitton; Mickey Nutton; Gary Stanley; Ray Wilkins; Ron Harris; Tommy Langley; Clive Walker.

Sub. Jim Docherty (for Stanley)

Manager: - Danny Blanchflower

Liverpool: - Ray Clemence; Phil Neal; Emlyn 'c**t' Hughes; Alan Kennedy; Ray Kennedy; Phil 'Concorde' Thompson; Kenny 'Septic Reject' Dalglish; David Johnson; Steve Heighway; Terry McDermott; Graham Souness.

Sub. David Fairclough

Manager: - Bob Paisley

Quite a big deal was made of this being Petar Borota's debut for Chelsea, having signed from Partizan Belgrade for £80k the previous week. It was also Jim Docherty's first ever appearance for the Blues, arriving from East Stirling for £50k.

It brought back so many memories to see Ron Harris chopping down David Johnson and getting a yellow card, great stuff! Later on, Graham Souness made a really clumsy challenge on Chopper and also got a yellow card - Chopper nonchalently walked away as if Souness wasn't even there, love it!

This is a great game to watch, Chelsea by far the better team - somewhat surprising when you consider that the scum were top of the league and we were second bottom, five points above Birmingham. After this match, Chelsea only won two more games from their last 15, and finished bottom of the league.

The two other games shown are Leeds v Norwich (Div.1), and Newcastle v Charlton (Div.2).

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It was on a little earlier too BB. My Dad rang and said was a must-watch so took a break and put it on.

Class match well worth watching. We were bottom of first division and Ray Wilkins had hair and no fat belly!

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It was on a little earlier too BB. My Dad rang and said was a must-watch so took a break and put it on.

Class match as far as draws go. We were bottom of first division and Ray Wilkins had hair and no fat belly!

I was watching it earlier, that's where I got the programme details from. I went to a lot of trouble to not mention the result, and then you go and post it - Doh! <_< :lol:

Well worth watching for any Chelsea fan, even if it's just to see Ray Wilkins' post-match interview with a full head of hair. Well, actually it was with Brian Moore, but you get the gist.

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Liverpool: - Ray Clemence; Phil Neal; Emlyn 'c**t' Hughes; Alan Kennedy; Ray Kennedy; Phil 'Concorde' Thompson; Kenny 'Septic Reject' Dalglish; David Johnson; Steve Heighway; Terry McDermott; Graham Souness.

Sub. David Fairclough

Manager: - Bob Paisley

I see you copied the team unedited from the Radio Times listings. <_<

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I remember that game, and I remember thinking that Nutton and Sitton had real potential as a CB pairing.<_< I was quite impressed with Bannon, and thought that with Britton, Sitton, Nutton and Bannon we'd have a decent rhythm to our play.

I don't remember anything about Docherty's performance.

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I see you copied the team unedited from the Radio Times listings

Glad you noticed that :lol:

I remember that game, and I remember thinking that Nutton and Sitton had real potential as a CB pairing. I was quite impressed with Bannon, and thought that with Britton, Sitton, Nutton and Bannon we'd have a decent rhythm to our play.

I don't remember anything about Docherty's performance.

I was at the game too, but don't remember much about it at all - possibly down to a few too many pre-match beers in the Black Bull. Surely not, I hear everybody cry :D

Sitton & Nutton, I still have nightmares! I agree about Eamonn Bannon, he was vastly under-rated in my opinion. Like you, I don't remember anything about Docherty's performance - against Liverpool, or anyone else for that matter <_<

I often forget just how often Chopper played in mid field.

Chopper's reputation as a hatchet man often unfairly overshadowed his ability as a footballer. He was equally at home in defence or midfield, but seeing him in the No.9 shirt against Liverpool took some getting used to.

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This is a great game to watch, Chelsea by far the better team - somewhat surprising when you consider that the scum were top of the league and we were second bottom, five points above Birmingham. After this match, Chelsea only won two more games from their last 15, and finished bottom of the league.

I was in the North Stand for this one , Liverpool's support was pathetic as usual in those days. We finshed bottom and still took the Holte End long after being relegated.

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I was in the North Stand for this one , Liverpool's support was pathetic as usual in those days. We finshed bottom and still took the Holte End long after being relegated.

Agree about the scousers normal pathetic support, must have been embarrassing for them when you consider how many we used to take to away games.

Taking the Holte End is one of my finest Chelsea memories, clearing a terrace that size took some doing - I really wish there was TV footage of it!

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Agree about the scousers normal pathetic support, must have been embarrassing for them when you consider how many we used to take to away games.

Taking the Holte End is one of my finest Chelsea memories, clearing a terrace that size took some doing - I really wish there was TV footage of it!

That should be the response from us when we gat asked where we were when we were sh*t:

"Took the Holte End

Took the Holte End

Took the Holte when we were sh*t

Took the Holte when we were sh*t"

Just change the venue for whatever shower of sh*te sing that boring question

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Taking the Holte End is one of my finest Chelsea memories, clearing a terrace that size took some doing - I really wish there was TV footage of it!

Taking (and holding ) the Northbank on Boxing day the previous year takes some beating too. I think that game was televised.

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