The Big Match Revisited

Thursday, 14 May 2009, 11:55AM – 12:55PM

Today’s match features the 1979 FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester United, which Arsenal won 3-2 thanks to a goal by Alan Sunderland.

The series of Big Match Revisited features games from the 1978/79 season. Each week the game broadcast is from the same week 30 years previously.

Thursday, 23 April 2009, 11:20AM on ITV4

Today’s programme features a game between Bolton and Ipswich in April 1979. Frank Worthington scores one of his classic goals for Bolton while Sam Allardyce also scores. Alan Brazil scores two goals for Ipswich. 

The series of Big Match Revisited features games from the 1978/79 season. Each week the game broadcast is from the same week 30 years previously.

 

Thursday, 16 April 2009, 11:20AM on ITV4

Today’s programme features the Easter holiday London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers in 1979. 

The Spurs team includes the mercurial Glen Hoddle and Ricky Villa, but it’s their long-serving skipper Steve Perryman who scores. 

The series of Big Match Revisited features games from the 1978/79 season. Each week the game broadcast is from the same week 30 years previously.

 

Thursday, 9 April 2009, 11:25AM on ITV4

Today’s programme features a game between Leyton Orient and Brighton.

Three former Tottenham favourites turn up in this 6-goal thriller from 1979. Ralph Coates is among the Orient’s scorers, and Martin Chivers and Ian Moores both find the net for Brighton, who went on to win promotion to Division One at the end of that season.

The series of Big Match Revisited features games from the 1978/79 season. Each week the game broadcast is from the same week 30 years previously.

Thursday, 2 April 2009, 11:30AM on ITV4

Today’s programme features an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Manchester United from 1979. It was played at Maine Road, Manchester and finished 2-2 after extra time.

Kenny Dalglish put Liverpool ahead, but Joe Jordan (now Harry Redknapp’s assistant at Spurs) equalized. Terry McDermott missed a penalty for Liverpool, Brian Greenhoff put Man Utd back in front and Alan Hansen equalized for Liverpool six minutes from the end.

The series of Big Match Revisited features games from the 1978/79 season. Each week the game broadcast is from the same week 30 years previously.


 

Thursday, 26 March 2009, 11:30AM on ITV4

Today’s programme features a game between West Ham and Newcastle from March 1979. West Ham beat Newcastle 5 – 0 during which Trevor Brooking, now director of football development at the FA, suffers an ankle injury and is interviewed on crutches after the game. The series of Big Match Revisited features games from the 1978/79 season. Each week the game broadcast is from the same week 30 years previously.


 

Thursday, 19 March 2009, 12:00PM on ITV4

Today’s programme looks back at the 1979 League Cup final between Nottingham Forest and Southampton from Wembley Stadium.

Forest won 3-2 with two goals from Garry Birtles and one from Tony Woodcock. Brian Clough’s side included greats such as Peter Shilton, Martin O’Neill, Archie Gemmill and Wooodock himself, while the Saints side included legend Alan Ball.

The series of Big Match Revisited features games from the 1978/79 season. Each week the game broadcast is from the same week 30 years previously.


 

Thursday, 12 March 2009, 12:00PM on ITV4

Today’s programme looks back at two FA Cup quarter-final ties played on March 10, 1979.

The first is a tie between Tottenham and Manchester United from White Hart Lane, which finished 1-1. Ossie Ardiles scored for Spurs, while United’s goal was scored by Mickey Thomas. The other game featured today is Wolves against Shrewsbury from Molineux, which also finished 1-1.

The series of Big Match Revisited features games from the 1978/79 season. Each week the game broadcast is from the same week 30 years previously.

Thursday, 5 March 2009, 12:00PM on ITV4

Today’s programme features a match between Chelsea and Liverpool played on March 3 1979.

The encounter finished 0 – 0 and features the classic Liverpool team of Clemence, Dalglish, McDermott and Souness.

The series of Big Match Revisited features games from the 1978/79 season. Each week the game broadcast is from the same week 30 years previously.

Thursday, 26 February 2009, 11:30AM on ITV4

Today’s programme looks back at a match played on February 24, 1979 between Brentford and Watford.

The match at Griffin Park finished 3-3 and features interviews with a very young and shy Luther Blissett, along with Graham Taylor.

The series of Big Match Revisited features games from the 1978/79 season. Each week the game broadcast is from the same week 30 years previously.

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