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The Chelsea Big Match


Back in the days of power cuts and perms, the only way football fans could see the stars of the day on TV was through programmes like Saturday night’s Match of the Day and The Big Match on Sunday afternoon.

Chelsea in the 1970s were known as the King’s Road cavaliers as the swagger of Peter Osgood, Alan Hudson and Charlie Cooke went hand-in-hand with the flamboyant fashions of the day. They also had hard man Ron Harris to beef things.....


The Everton Big Match


Back in the days of power cuts and perms, the only way football fans could see the stars of the day on TV was through programmes like Saturday night’s Match of the Day and The Big Match on Sunday afternoon.

Forty years ago, in a period dominated by mutton-chop sideburns and muddy pitches, Everton were top dogs on Merseyside, with Toffees legends like Howard Kendall, Alan Ball and Joe Royle ruling the roost. The Everton Big Match feat.....


The Leeds United Big Match


Back in the days of power cuts and perms, the only way football fans could see the stars of the day on TV was through programmes like Saturday night’s Match of the Day and The Big Match on Sunday afternoon.

Super Leeds were the team to beat in the early 1970s with club legends like Billy Bremner, John Giles, Norman Hunter and Allan Clarke inspiring the Yorkshire club to exciting new heights under Don Revie. The Leeds United Big Matc.....


The Liverpool Big Match


Back in the days of power cuts and perms, the only way football fans could see the stars of the day on TV was through programmes like Saturday night’s Match of the Day and The Big Match on Sunday afternoon.

With legendary managers Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley at the helm and household names like Kevin Keegan, Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish wearing the famous all red strip, Liverpool dominated this period of mutton-chop sideburns and mud.....


The Manchester City Big Match


Back in the days of power cuts and perms, the only way football fans could see the stars of the day on TV was through programmes like Saturday night’s Match of the Day and The Big Match on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester City were always value for money during a period dominated by mutton-chop sideburns and muddy pitches, with legends like Francis Lee, Colin Bell, Mike Summerbee and Dennis Tueart thrilling the Maine Road faithful. The M.....


The Manchester United Big Match


Back in the days of power cuts and perms, the only way football fans could see the stars of the day on TV was through programmes like Saturday night’s Match of the Day and The Big Match on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester United were one of the must-see teams in the 1970s, even though it was a period of transition for the club with Matt Busby standing down as manager and the ‘holy trinity’ of George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law in .....


The Newcastle United Big Match


Back in the days of power cuts and perms, the only way football fans could see the stars of the day on TV was through programmes like Saturday night’s Match of the Day and The Big Match on Sunday afternoon.

Trophies were far and far between on Tyneside during a period dominated by mutton-chop sideburns and muddy pitches, but the crowds still flocked to watch the Magpies and roar on the likes of Malcolm Macdonald, Terry McDermott and .....


The West Ham United Big Match


Back in the days of power cuts and perms, the only way football fans could see the stars of the day on TV was through programmes like Saturday night’s Match of the Day and The Big Match on Sunday afternoon.

West Ham United were one of the pioneers of football’s style revolution in the 1970s and early 1980s, with World Cup legends Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters laying the foundations and the likes of Billy Bonds, Pop Robso.....


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