We often feature guest posts here in the Attic and today sees another debutant. All the way from Spain, David Poza, creator of the epic 'On This Day' series on YouTube that showcases historical football matches for every day of the year. Here, he takes us through a December 1969 episode of The Big Match...
After the opening titles, it’s time to see... Jimmy Hill?!
|I'm so sorry...|
|Y'all know me...|
Jimmy Hill then shows the main game at Loftus Road - QPR against Birmingham in the old Second Division. QPR has future star Gerry Francis in the starting line-up (in a very difficult to read caption), but Rodney Marsh is suspended so we can't see him today.
|Burns, baby, burns!|
|The Big(?) Match|
|Nit nurse shortage strikes London!|
After four minutes of chances from one and another side... “It’s a goal! What a good goal!” 1-0 for Birmingham; a good cross headed by Malcolm Page and if you were in the bathroom during that goal, there was no consolation for you my unfortunate friend, because there were no replays until 1970...
|Barry Davis' favourite scoreline...|
Then, the second goal, and there is no cheering by Camkin, no emotion at all; in fact, there is no voice for a long time, about five seconds or more of only fans screaming and making their rattles sound (oh rattles, where for art thou?) The scorer was Barry Bridges, who ironically played for Birmingham before playing for QPR, although the cameraman is focusing on Terry Venables for no reason. Camkin is a bit confused, claiming that the Birmingham goal had been less cheered than the QPR one. John, you are at Loftus Road, and it is natural that the fans would appreciate more the R’s goals than the City ones. Again, no replay at all.
|A fine goal|
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