Category: Video

Video of the Day: Huddersfield Town vs West Ham United, February 1972

West Ham United seek to kick-start their faltering Premier League season with a home league match against Huddersfield Town this evening, but after just three matches of the season – for these two clubs, at least – this match is hardly a guaranteed three points for the home side. Huddersfield still sit in sixth place in the current table, and a win in London this evening would see them back at the top of the table, level on points with Manchester United and Manchester City. Quite a start to the season, and a long way removed from the more...

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Video of the Day: Manchester United vs Coventry City, January 1987

Coventry City travel to Somerset to play Yeovil Town in League Two this afternoon, whilst Manchester United seek to continue their perfect start to the Premier League season with a home match against Leicester City this evening. Coventry’s decline over the last ten or fifteen years has reasonably thoroughly documented on these pages, but for this morning’s video we’re going back a little further into the past of this troubled Midlands club with an FA Cup match from a little over thirty years ago. Coventry City had landed in the First Division two decades earlier and this had been...

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Video of the Day: Newcastle United vs West Ham United, September 1984

Younger supporters shocked by Newcastle United’s recent relegations from the Premier League may be surprised to learn that, despite the constant white noise about the club being “huge”, relegation from the top flight and promotion back has long been a part of the club’s character. Within the last decade the club has been relegated from the Premier League twice, though on both occasions a quick return to the top flight was secured after just a year away. Throughout the club’s post-war history Newcastle United have had occasional spells in the second tier, and one of these came with relegation from...

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Video of the Day: Liverpool vs Arsenal, April 1977

Liverpool continue their Champions League adventure with the return leg of their qualifying match against Hoffenheim this evening carrying a slender leg into the second leg. As such, it’s impossible to resist the temptation to go back to a time when the club was at the cusp of a period of its history that would see it win the European Cup four times in seven years. Towards the end of the 1976/77 season, the club was honing in on its second consecutive Football League title. Having pipped Queens Park Rangers to the post at the end of the previous...

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Video of the Day: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Barnet, January 1982

Barnet make the trip down to the south coast this evening to play Brighton & Hove Albion in the League Cup. The Bees have had a mixed start to their League Two season, having won, drawn and lost each of their first three matches. They may, however, be feeling confident of causing an upset from a trip to Sussex to play a Brighton team which has lost both of its first two Premier League matches and has been learning a harsh lesson over the last couple of weeks about how difficult life in the top flight of English football...

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