- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: Exempt
- Studio: ILC Media
- DVD Release Date: 28 Mar. 2011
- Run Time: 177 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B004N6F3QI
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,521 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Sunderland: The Big Match [DVD]
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Packed with big hair, big tashes, but not so big shorts, The BIG Match is a nostalgic trip down memory lane, revisiting an era in which families across the land would huddle around the TV every weekend to watch live football beamed into their living rooms. Anchored by Brian Moore, this DVD will transport you to a time when football really was a funny old game; Bobby Kerr had a tash to rival any other; players showed more leg than a bucket of KFC; and the smell of bovine based drinks consumed the terraces of Roker Park. The Big Match era was silver lined for Sunderland; truly a rollercoaster of emotions in which fans experienced the elation of promotion, the despair of relegation, the joy of a cup final and the birth of folk heroes. See the likes of a 17 year old Barry Venison changing the game and scoring a spectacular goal, relive the goalkeeping heroics of Jimmy Montgomery, and witness the leadership of Bobby Kerr, together with goal after goal from Gary Rowell. So pick a spot in front of the telly for an afternoon of entertainment delivered with the charm, wit and style oozed by Brian Moore and Jimmy Hill, and revisit classic action from the best of The Big Match as the likes of Rowell, Lee, and Holden bang them in. [Feature Box] Bonus Content: The BIG Match was the original football magazine show; delivering top match action whilst going that bit further to inform and amuse; the best of which has been preserved on this DVD which contains over 90 minutes of extras. The BIG Match Fun Spot Viewers Letters Jimmy Hill on Refereeing Jim Rosenthal s Newsdesk News Stories
Top Customer Reviews
It brought back great memories of some great players - Monty, Dave Watson, Bobby Kerr, Hughsie, Dennis Tueart, Gary Rowell (legends all) to name but a few, together with some rarities (a Wayne Entwistle hat-trick in a 5-0 demolition of Bristol Rovers, Barry Dunn making a great jinking run to the byline and then crossing for Kevin Arnott's equaliser in a 2-1 win against Chelsea in 1979-80, and a Stan Cummins HEADED goal!).
Enjoy the awful 70s hairstyles and facial hair, recoil in horror at the ghastly candy-stripe shirts of the early 80s, but savour also some great play and great goals. The stand-out game for me? 6-0 against West Ham in the heartbreak season of '76-77. Best goal? Bobby Kerr's wicked cross for Dennis Tueart to hit a superb volley inches from the ground for the winner away to Oxford in 1973-74 (the last time we fielded our '73 Cup-winning side in a League game).
Wallow in nostagia watching this ... it's great value and a great reminder of times past! Enjoy!!
Jan 7 1970 Sunderland 2 Spurs 1
Oct 31 1970 Sunderland 2 Luton 1
Dec 18 1971 Sunderland 3 Millwall 3
Sept 15 1973 Sunderland 1 Oxford 0
Nov 15 1975 Sunderland 2 Charlton 1
March 5 1977 Sunderland 6 West Ham 0
Apr 22 1978 Sunderland 3 Spurs 2
Dec 2 1978 Sunderland 5 Bristol 0
Nov 3 1979 Sunderland 2 Chelsea 1
Aug 16 1980 Sunderland 3 Everton 1
Sept 27 1980 Sunderland 4 Leeds 1
Dec 13 1980 Sunderland 2 Arsenal 0
Dec 19 1981 Sunderland 3 Manchester City 2
March 5 1982 Sunderland 2 Everton 1
May 1 1982 Sunderland 3 Brighton 0
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worth it just for Denis Tueart's goal against Oxford in 1973.
It is great to see what football was like before the Premiership.