Tag: Everton

Video of the Day: Everton vs Southampton, May 1986

On the last Saturday of the 1985/86 First Division, Everton took to the field for their match against Southampton knowing that they needed a win to have any chance of winning the title whatsoever. Liverpool were at Stamford Bridge playing Chelsea, and following a surprise defeat for Everton at Oxford United the week before, a win for the team now managed by Kenny Dalglish would ensure that his first season on management would end in the league title return to Anfield after a year away on the other side of Stanley Park. If Everton won their game, meanwhile, the...

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Video of the Day: Watford vs Everton, August 1982

The tangled webs we weave. It is something of a peculiarity of football history that the fortunes of Watford and Everton should have intertwined in the past, but it is a phenomenon exists, at least from the perspective of the Hornets. The club’s first – and to date only – FA Cup final appearance came against them in the 1984 FA Cup final and they share the same music in the form of the title music to the TV show Z-Cars, which is based on the traditional folk song “Johnny Todd”, a traditional folk song strongly associated with the...

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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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