Sunday 30 January 2022

Football Attic: Rewind - Episode 8

Welcome, one and all, to the podcast that likes nothing better than to dip a hand into the lucky bag of football nostalgia.

On this episode, we go back to where our podcast began - 1981, but this is the 80/81 season, not 81/82, and what's this? ITV have got the rights to show Saturday night football! Whatever next - long hair on men?

Yes, we're off to Granadaland once more, but Gerald Sinstadt's insisting on staying in his commentary box, so the job of linking all the footy footage has fallen to Roger Elton Welsby. He seems like a nice enough young man, but just to be on the safe side, he's got backup in the form of England international goalkeeper, Ray Clemence. Maybe he can explain why Liverpool have just lost their three-year unbeaten run at home...

Elsewhere, we drop in on the Anglia region where (and this will make you larf) Ipswich Town think they're in with a chance of winning the League Championship, then we head off to that there London to catch a West Ham team that are trying to get back to Division One. Will Preston North End stand in their way?

If all that wasn't enough, there's the usual look at what was happening in the news and, whisper it quietly, they might be changing the One Pound Note to a coin. How will they get a picture of Brian May on THAT?

There's also lots of talk on the subject of novelty chart records, old TV adverts for Lego, the redevelopment of the London Docklands area (we kid you not) and much, MUCH more besides. Oh, and a bit of swearing, but we've censored most of it out, thankfully.

If you want to watch the accompanying episode of Match Night that features in this episode, you can find it here. Oh, and there's a nice Brucie Bonus for you at the end, courtesy of the wonderful Cut & Thrust. We do look after you...



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