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Match of The 70s - 1971/72

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BBC Match of The Seventies 1971-72 Season

Series showing classic footballing action from the 1970's intercut with music from the time. The 1971-2 season including the domination of the game by managers Brian Clough at Derby County and Malcolm Allison at Manchester United. Violence on the pitch was growong; George Best pulled out of the Northern Ireland team after an IRA death threat and went to Spain where he announced his retirement.

Between 1995 and 1999, the BBC broadcast Match of the Seventies (1995-96), Match of the Eighties (1997) and Match of the Nineties (1999). Each series acted as a chronological review of seasons through each decade, presented in a slightly off-beat style, and relied heavily on footage originally included in Match of the Day broadcasts. Presenters included Dennis Waterman, Danny Baker, Mark Radcliffe and Marc Riley

Match of The 70s - 1970/71

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BBC Match of The Seventies. 1970-71 Season Part 1

Series showing classic footballing action from the 1970's intercut with music from the time. This first programme looks at the 1970-71 season.

Between 1995 and 1999, the BBC broadcast Match of the Seventies (1995-96), Match of the Eighties (1997) and Match of the Nineties (1999). Each series acted as a chronological review of seasons through each decade, presented in a slightly off-beat style, and relied heavily on footage originally included in Match of the Day broadcasts. Presenters included Dennis Waterman, Danny Baker, Mark Radcliffe and Marc Riley

Wimbledon FC Clash of the Titans

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This is a documentary about the lead up and the 1988 fa cup final from the bbc shown in the mid 90's called - Wimbledon FC Clash of the Titans. The Game was between Wimbledon FC and Liverpool FC.

It was played on the 14th of May 1988 at Wembley, the Game ended 1-0 to Wimbledon with Lawrie Sanchez scoring the winner and Wimbledon keeper Dave Beasant becoming the first keeper in Fa cup history to save a penalty during normal time of the Fa cup final, the penalty was taken by John Aldridge.

Crazy Gangs' finest hour. Produced and Directed by Danny Fenton BBC 1990's.

World Cup Heaven and Hell - Dirty Rotten Scandals

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World Cup Heaven and Hell was a 2006 documentary that appeared on ITV as part of their build up to that year's World Cup. It examines various aspects of the tournament's history, most often focusing on the balance between the good and bad elements. The documentary was divided into five parts as follows.

Episode Dirty Rotten Scandals: Goes through the World Cup's most controversial moments.

Euro Masters - memorable european footballers

Euro Masters - memorable european footballers The BBC's 'Euro Masters' includes short montages dedicated to the best and most memorable european footballers in recent times.

The program contains some classic action as well as the subtle commentary of legend AC Jimbo.

The first part includes Dino Zoff, Franz Beckenbauer, Michel Platini, Ruud Gullit, Peter Schmeichel, Jurgen Klinsmann, and Zinedine Zidane.

Meanwhile back in Sunderland

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Meanwhile back in Sunderland” is a documentary made before, during and after the 1973 FA Cup final when Sunderland shocked Leeds to win 1-0. This docu harks back to the days of rattles and rosettes and it illustrates the esteem in which the FA Cup was held all those years ago.

Sunderland won their last major trophy in 1973, in a 1–0 victory over Don Revie's Leeds United in the FA Cup Final. A Second Division club at the time, Sunderland won the game, mostly thanks to the efforts of their goalkeeper Jimmy Montgomery, who saved two of Peter Lorimer's shots at goal in quick succession. Ian Porterfield scored a volley in the 30th minute to beat Leeds and take the trophy. Since 1973 only two other clubs, Southampton in 1976,and West Ham United in 1980,have equalled Sunderland's achievement of lifting the FA Cup while playing outside the top tier of English football.

Cristiano Ronaldo - The Boy Who Had A Dream

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Cristiano Ronaldo - The Boy Who Had A Dream is a revealing 2007 documentary which looks back at his life and career to date--from his humble beginnings in Portugal to his current position as one of the highest paid footballers in the world. Packed with entertaining highlights and fascinating insights into the player's life, the documentary features in-depth interviews with the star, his family, and his friends, as well as commentary from some of the game's greatest names (including Sir Alex Ferguson, Figo, Wayne Rooney and Luiz Felipe Scolari). In addition to this, of course, is awesome footage of of the Manchester United midfielder at his best--in action for Portugal at the World Cup and the European Championships, and destroying defences and scoring breath-taking goals for Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo - The Boy Who Had A Dream takes a look at the career of Manchester United's sensational midfielder, Cristiano Ronaldo, from his beginnings in Portugal right through to his achievement of global fame and fortune. The documentaryalso features interviews with Ronaldo's fellow players, friends, family and managers, as well commentary from the superstar himself.

The FA Rule Book 1863

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Taken from the documentary "12 Books That Changed The World". Notable works from history have been featured in a very watchable series on TV. This TV series is based on Melvyn Bragg's book.

The First Rule Book of the Football Association, 1863. A history of the game and book. Also a great insight into why football is so popular.

World Cup Heaven and Hell - Goals That Shook The World

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World Cup Heaven and Hell - Goals That Shook The World

World Cup Heaven and Hell was a 2006 documentary that appeared on ITV as part of their build up to that year's World Cup. It examines various aspects of the tournament's history, most often focusing on the balance between the good and bad elements.

The other episodes are: 40 Years of Blame, Red Hot Matches, Divine and Damned and Dirty Rotten Scandals

This episode: Goals That Shook The World - Examines goals in the World Cup that not only had dramatic effects on the competition but changed the players entire lives.

Sir Alf - A Tribute

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Sir Alf passed away on 28th April 1999, and to commerate his quite extraordinary life Anglia TV produced a documentary tribute that was first aired later that year.

The full programme (around 25 minutes in length) follows his footballing career, first as an accomplished right-back at Tottenham, his appointment as Town manager in 1955, which led to championships in Division Three (South) (1957), Division Two (1961) and Division One (1962) and, the pinnacle, managing his nation to World Cup success in 1966.

This is a fascinating - although short look - at the great mans life.

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