What a wonderful programme The Big Match Revisited is showing games from the 1970s presented by Brian Moore. There was no shirt sponsorship, they were mostly British players and when they retired they often went into ordinary jobs or set up businesses because they didn't earn the mega wages of today. The pitches were very muddy and the players seemed to be much friendlier and more open than they are today. It was a golden era with lots of skill pace and some amazing characters. The ageing players would drift down the leagues as they got slower which you rarely get these days. Many of the old stadiums have been demolished to mske way for the retail complex type ground that lack the character of the old grounds and the clubs were owned by local people. The 70s truly was a magical and wonderful time to be a football fan.