Video

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Six – Last Year’s Champions vs This Year’s Leaders

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Six – Last Year’s Champions vs This Year’s Leaders

By on Oct 16, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

Pushed to the final day by Manchester United at the end of the previous season, the defending champions Liverpool had started the 1980/81 season with a degree, just a degree, of uncertainty. Comfortable home wins against West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City had given the optimistic plenty of hope that they could life the Football League Championship, but in a...

Read More
Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part 5 – Aston Villa Start To Come Of Age

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part 5 – Aston Villa Start To Come Of Age

By on Oct 15, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

As the nights draw in and summer started to turn to autumn in 1980, it was starting to become clear that perhaps Liverpool might not have everything to themselves over the course of the 1980/81. The defending champions were in second place in the First Division table, but a number of clubs were bunched together in the chasing pack behind the early leaders Ipswich...

Read More
Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Four – The Pressure Builds Under Malcolm Allison

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Four – The Pressure Builds Under Malcolm Allison

By on Oct 14, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

We’re now up to the last weekend of September in the first season that we are covering in this new series, and we have a busy weekend of football from the Football League. The cameras of Match Of The Day were at three matches. First up is the Manchester derby between United and City at Old Trafford, which sees the home side continuing to cling onto the...

Read More

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Two – Cox In At Newcastle

By on Oct 11, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

This evening we continue our look back to the 1980/81 football season with the thirteenth of September 1980 and two of the matches that featured in the weekend’s television schedules. The first match is from the First Division of the Football League, between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion. Whilst Liverpool had ended the previous season as the champions,...

Read More

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81 – Part One

By on Oct 8, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

It’s the summer of 1980, and a decade that started with England as the champions of the football world has just ended in a manner that few would have predicted ten years earlier. The national team’s arrival back in tournament football had ended in every conceivable flavour of defeat at the 1980 European Championships. The team itself found itself...

Read More

The VHS Vault: 101 Great Goals

By on Sep 19, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

Back in the day, of course, we weren’t spoiled for football coverage in the way that we are today. Each ITV region would show between one and three matches per week, and the BBC would send its cameras to two matches per week, and that was, broadly speaking your lot every weekend. Perhaps this is the reason why so many of the great goals of the 1960s, 1970s and...

Read More

Introducing (After Some Time)… The 200% Football Video Archive

By on Aug 26, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

Some time towards the end of last year, I undertook a project for my own amusement which has slowly grown into a bit of a monster. Over the last few months, the 200% YouTube Video Archive has grown into something considerably bigger than I probably ever expected that it would be and, although you’ve been able to access it from the homepage of this site for...

Read More