Monday, December 5, 2016

The Big Match - Week 14

The Big Match for the first week in December is the 1976 clash between Fulham and Oldham at a frozen Craven Cottage.

The match features a magisterial performance from George Best crowned with a wonderful chipped goal and the often overlooked hardware at the Craven Cottage. A little bit Wembley lookalikes, they're quintessentially English in shape and perfectly set off by the software, hung snug around its shoulders.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Match of the Day - Week 14

Match of the Day looks ahead to this weekend's Everton v Manchester United game by looking back at two previous matches between the sides and the history of goal nets at Goodison Park.

The sides met on the first day of season 1967/68, Everton winning 3-1 between the A-frames that would stand at Goodison till 1980. The first goal, an Alan Ball tap-in, is at 2:40.

15 years later, Howard Kendall and the Continental D's were in; the old A-frames out.