Leicester City vs Man United, 1976: Video
Usually during international breaks I find myself having more time to reflect on the Premier League, what it is and where it came from. After crawling around YouTube, I uncovered the above video which I thought would be eye-opening to many readers of EPL Talk, to have a better idea of what English football used to be like as well as how it was produced for television.
In this example, Granada Television presents “The Kick Off Match,” a weekly highlights show featuring, in this episode, Leicester City against Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Cup in 1976. Gerald Sinstadt opened the programme and commentated on the match in a program that feels very 1970-ish.
In this match, there are several legends from the 1970s playing including Frank Worthington, Jimmy Greenhoff, Sammy McIlroy, Steve Coppell, Alex Stepney and Gordon Hill.
What are the interesting observations you notice about the game, the style of play and the TV production? Click the comments link below and share your feedback.