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The Kick Off Match
Original Air Date: 30th December 1978
ITV have then rebranded it for viewing now as 'The Big Match Revisited'.
The Big Match Revisited
Date: Saturday 3rd January 2009
Time: 12:05 to 13:05
Division 1 - Manchester United Vs West Brom (30th December 1978)
Classic football action from 30 years ago this week. Today's featured match is Manchester United versus West Brom - played in the snow! Steve Coppell was in the United line-up, while Cyrille Regis, Laurie Cunningham and Brendan Batson - dubbed the Three Degrees by manager Ron Atkinson - were key players for West Brom.
Also contains highlights of Arsenal Vs Birmingham from the same day and goals from Wrexham Vs Rotherham, Blackpool Vs Blackburn, Manchester United Vs Ipswitch, Liverpoool Vs Spurs & Coventry Vs Everton from earlier in the season
I presume this was first shown back in 1979 but i cant find any information on its original airing, i think this is the first showing as 'The Big Match Revisited'. Its a Granada Television Producition.
=== File Information ===
File Name: The.Big.Match.Revisited.Manchester.United.Vs.West.Brom.1978.PDTV.XviD-JuiCe.avi
Duration: 00:45:11 (67,767 fr)
File Size: 348 MB (or 356,360 KB or 364,912,640 bytes) bytes
=== Video Information ===
Video Codec Name: XviD
Video Bitrate: 951 kb/s
Bits / Pixel: 0.194 bits/pixel
Resolution: 512x384 (1.33:1) [=4:3]
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
=== Audio Information ===
Audio Codec: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 117 kb/s (58/ch, stereo) VBR
Just to point out that this is recorded from PDTV but the original tapes are 30 years old. Still looks damn good though i have so say and the audio has survived very well. The best you are gonna get though from that long ago.
The black edging infringes into the frame throughout the title sequence a bit. This is unavoidable and is just on the film as its so old. I cant crop it off without cropping to much into the picture after that point. The rest is cropped to remove all black areas as you can see from the screenshots above. None of the actual football has and black around.
PS - Any further information on this program please post it up in the comments or drop me a PM, i will edit the description to suit.
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