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Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Thirteen – Tight At The Top

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Thirteen – Tight At The Top

By on Oct 25, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

Christmas 1980 arrived with two points separating Liverpool, Aston Villa and Ipswich Town at the top of the First Division table, and our three matches from the post-Christmas period comes from the Saturday that came two days after this break. In our first match, Ipswich Town travelled to Highbury to fourth placed Arsenal, who were just two points behind them in the...

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Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Eleven – Villa Start To Kick Into Gear

By on Oct 23, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

We’re now less than two weeks from Christmas 1980 in our new series on the story of the 1980/81 football season, and this morning we have another three matches for you from that very season. Aston Villa against Birmingham City is our a first match, a feisty local derby at the best of times but one made all the spicier this time around by the fact that the home...

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Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Ten – Liverpool Back On Top… For Now

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Ten – Liverpool Back On Top… For Now

By on Oct 22, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

The first weekend of December saw Liverpool leading the First Division table on goal difference from Aston Villa, and the cameras of Granada Television were at Anfield to see the champions take on mid-table Tottenham Hotspur, who we saw yesterday morning getting beaten at home by West Bromwich Albion the week before. Our second match this morning comes from The...

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Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Nine – Liverpool Brave The Sunderland Snow

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Nine – Liverpool Brave The Sunderland Snow

By on Oct 21, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

We’re almost at the end of November 1980 in our story of the 1980/81 football season, and this morning we kick off with four matches from the last week of that month. We start with the UEFA Cup match between Ipswich Town and the Polish club Widzew Lodz from Portman Road, a macth which eneded in an extremely comfortable win for the home team, before going on to...

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Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Seven – Below The First Division

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Seven – Below The First Division

By on Oct 17, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

As a part of their contract with the Football League at a time during which the upper hand in terms of the governance of football was held by the game’s authorities rather than the broadcasters, both the BBC and ITV were compelled to cover matches from outside the top division throughout the course of the season. Of course, there was a tendency on their part...

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