Ever wonder what the old English First Division was like before it became the Premier League? Thanks to YouTube and a tip from reader Chris, we’ve uncovered the one-hour review show of the 1990-91 First Division season when Leeds United won the title.
The video review (broken into six 10 minute segments) is incredible to watch for many reasons. One, it gives you a taste of what the “English Soccer” program was like which aired on local affiliate TV stations in the United States (and presumably around the world). Two, it gives you a birds-eye view of what English football was like in the early 90s. And three, you get a good glimpse at TV production values as well as hearing from a young Martin Tyler and also a young Richard Keys, the Sky Sports presenter who was then hosting the show.
There are plenty of other jewels in this video series including highlights of Ryan Giggs’s first season playing for Manchester United, interviews with a young Mark Hughes who seemed a little unsure of himself, the scoring prowess of Lee Chapman on display and much much more.
Sit back and enjoy watching the videos, and please share your observations in the comments below so we can discuss what you saw and what surprised (as well as charmed) you.
UPDATE: Sadly, the videos have been removed from YouTube, but you can still enjoy the video highlights of the 1991-92 Premier League season.