This is simply fantastic! Remember those days on the North Bank at Upton Park, the geezer walking around selling little bags of peanuts out of a sack? Wagon wheels and Bovril from the snack bar in the North-East Corner? Brooking, Moore, Bonds, Clyde Best, Lampard Snr, Devonshire, Cross, Stewart, Martin..... and waiting for ever for the 238 bus on the Barking Road after the game as the traffic was backed up bumper to bumper for as far as you could see? And on Sunday afternoons after Mum's Sunday roast dinner, you'd sit in front of the old TV (rented from Visionhire in Ilford!) and watch the smooth Brian Moore present The Big Match! This DVD brings it all vividly back to life - the LWT indents, the familiar theme tune, it's all there! Wins over Spurs, Man Utd, Arsenal, etc are all there, together with player and manager interviews and all the extras such as Jim Rosenthal's Newsdesk, Viewers Letters, Jimmy Hill on Refereeing, Fun Spots, etc which all helped to make The Big Match THE football highlights show, with a much more laid back feel to it than the stuffiness and bland corporacy of Match of the Day on BBC.
I really cannot recommend this DVD highly enough, especially for when those dark winter evenings draw in.
Up the Hammers!!