Tag: Arsenal

Video of the Day: West Ham United vs Arsenal, April 1973

This weekend at The Boleyn Ground, West Ham United take on Arsenal in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off. This match marks the beginning of an important few days for West Ham, who also finally play their FA Cup quarter-final replay match against Manchester United next week in two matches that will go a long way toward deciding the fate of the club’s season. Dropping two points at home against Crystal Palace last weekend has put them on something of a back foot with regard to grabbing a Champions League place, but they can get back on track by picking up...

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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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