Tag: Everton

Video Of The Day: Everton vs Aston Villa, December 1981

Aston Villa play Everton this evening in a match which reeks of the history of the English game. These are two clubs whose very names help to define football in this country. Aston Villa, founder members of the Football League in 1888, former champions and European champions, the biggest club in England’s second city. Everton, the second longest standing club in the top flight of our league system. How many more times, though, will these two clubs play each other? Villa, it is generally mow conceded, are headed for the Football League Championship, and many are reckoning that they...

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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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The Premier League in Review: Liverpool get the Leicester Blues

Whenever things aren’t going so well at Anfield, there’s a statistic that is rather instructive to refer back to. Liverpool have not finished below eighth place in the table in whichever division they’ve been playing in at the time since the end of the 1954/55 season. Unlike any other football club in England, there is no-one below a pensionable age supporting or otherwise involved with this particular club who can even remember what it’s like to finish below this position in an end of season league table. At the time of writing, Liverpool are in eighth place in the...

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Video of the Day: Everton vs Liverpool, January 1981

There’s nothing quite like a local derby, and there’s especially nothing quite like a local derby when one is pulled from the velvet bags in the FA Cup. Unlike the league, this is sudden death, where one of the two teams concerned will end its involvement either that day or after a replay. There are no opportunities to avenge a cup defeat for that particular season, at least. And where the balance of power between two local rivals isn’t quite even, that can be particularly useful for the underdogs in that particular equation. Everton had started the 1970s in...

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Video of the Day: Southampton vs Everton, March 1985

This morning’s Video of the Day deposits us at the end of March 1985. Things are wide open at the top of the First Division of the Football League. Everton and Tottenham Hotspur are tied on points at the top of the table, though Everton, who are fighting on three fronts – the FA Cup and the European Cup Winners Cup are also at this point still very much in their sights – have a game in hand on the team from North London. On the last Saturday of the month, however, Spurs are surprisingly beaten at home by...

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