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Video of the Day: The North London Derby – Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal, 1980/81

The most important North London derby ever? Try telling that to anybody who as at White Hart Lane in 1971 or at Wembley Stadium for either of Spurs and Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final meetings there in the early 1990s. Tottenham Hotspur at Arsenal at White Hart Lane tomorrow lunchtime in a match that may go some way towards deciding the whereabouts of this year’s Premier League trophy, and after their results during the week, there will be nerves all round as the teams take to the pitch. Leicester City found themselves to be the biggest the beneficiaries of Spurs...

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League Cup Final of the Day: Luton Town vs Arsenal, 1988

The 1980s were a busy decade for Luton Town. Promoted into the First Division in 1982, the club had installed an artificial playing surface, banned away supporters and stabilised as a top flight club, and in 1988 they added some silverware to their list of achievements by surprisingly lifting the League Cup after a thrilling final at Wembley against the favourites, Arsenal. They had beaten Wigan Athletic, Coventry City, Ipswich Town, Bradford City and Oxford United to get that far in the first place. Arsenal, meanwhile, were just showing signings of emerging from the shadows after a the best...

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Video of the Day: Aston Villa vs Watford (& Others), February 1983

The Fifth Round of the FA Cup starts today, and as of yet there haven’t been many surprises in what has felt like a somewhat underwhelming competition, so far this season. Perhaps today will throw up an interesting result or two. Still, one disappointing season does not a useless competition make, and for our little blast from the past we’re going all the way back to 1983 for a complete edition of London Weekend Television’s The Big Match from the same stage of the competition, with matches between Aston Villa and Watford, Everton and Spurs, and Middlesbrough and Arsenal....

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Video of the Day: 1.FC Magdeburg vs Arsenal, November 1979

Arsenal take on Barcelona in the Champions League next week, but their adventures in Europe haven’t always been so glamorous. When Alan Sunderland scored his last minute winner for them against Manchester United in the 1979 FA Cup final, part of the reward for winning was a place in the European Cup Winners Cup, a run that would end up with a penalty shoot-out against Valencia in Brussels the following May. The First Round of the competition saw Arsenal comfortably through against Fenerbahce and on to a two-legged tie against 1. FC Magdeburg. Magdeburg were the holders of the...

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