• Air date: 11 Aug '73 42 episodes
      Match of the Day appoints Jimmy Hill as the new presenter, after signing him from LWT. He was the first to both present the programme and offer expert analysis.
  • List of Episodes (42)
    • 1. 11th August 1973

      11 Aug '73
      Match of the Day features The Watney Cup. An annual pre-season knockout competition for eight teams from all four divisions who scored 555 Football League goals between them last season. The eight clubs invited to join the Watney Cup competition are: West Ham, Stoke City, Hull City, Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, Plymouth, Mansfield and Peterborough. Highlights from Bristol Rovers v West Ham United & Plymouth Argyle v Stoke City.
    • 2. 18th August 1973

      18 Aug '73
      Match of the Day featuring the Watney Cup Final: Stoke City v Hull City Action from the final match in this season's Watney Cup with the winning team receiving £6,000 and the losing finalist £5,000. Bobby Charlton will present the Watney Cup. He was on the losing side in this competition on two occasions - first against Derby County (1970) and then against Halifax Town (1971).
    • 3. 25th August 1973

      25 Aug '73
      Jimmy Hill analyses the key action from Match of the Day and highlights the news and views which matter on the first Saturday of the new season. Derby County v Chelsea Manchester City v Birmingham City
    • 4. 1st September 1973

      01 Sep '73
      Personality action analysed and discussed by Jimmy Hill. Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United Everton v Ipswich Town
    • 5. 8th September 1973

      08 Sep '73
      First Division action ... the most penetrating analysis in Soccer ... the news and views which matter. Liverpool v Chelsea Coventry City v Southampton
    • 6. 15th September 1973

      15 Sep '73
      Highlights from two top First Division matches. Jimmy Hill focuses the action replay on the men and the moves which matter. Some second thoughts by the match commentators as Hill poses the views of Mr Football Public. Manchester United v West Ham United Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • 7. 22nd September 1973

      22 Sep '73
      Two-match action and the most penetrating analysis in soccer. Arsenal v Stoke City Nottingham Forest v Preston North End
    • 8. 29th September 1973

      29 Sep '73
      Jimmy Hill with the most talked-about action analysis in British soccer. Goal of the Month: a selection of the most eye-catching goals seen on BBC1 this season and £100-worth of premium bonds for the competition winner. West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland Manchester United v Liverpool
    • 9. 6th October 1973

      06 Oct '73
      Action highlights from two top First Division games and the result of the first 'Goal of the Month' competition this season. Leeds United v Stoke City West Ham United v Burnley
    • 10. 13th October 1973

      13 Oct '73
      Jimmy Hill's authoritative analysis from todays personality action. Southampton v Liverpool Hereford United v Cambridge United
    • 11. 20th October 1973

      20 Oct '73
      Jimmy Hill presents his weekly action analysis on the men and the moves which matter. Derby County v Leicester City Fulham v Sunderland
    • 12. 27th October 1973

      27 Oct '73
      Two-match action ... action analysis ... Goal of the Month. Manchester City v Leeds United Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal
    • 13. 3rd November 1973

      03 Nov '73
      The personality focus on the day's top action ... by Jimmy Hill. The October 'Goal of the Month' competition result. Arsenal v Liverpool Norwich City v Leicester City
    • 14. 10th November 1973

      10 Nov '73
      Jimmy Hill signposts the personality action of the day. Action, analysis, news and views. Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United Bristol City v Crystal Palace
    • 15. 17th November 1973

      17 Nov '73
      First Division match action plus analysis and news from the Saturday Football League programme. Manchester City v Queens Park Rangers Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United
    • 16. 24th November 1973

      24 Nov '73
      Jimmy Hill analyses the key action. Goal of the Month - the best goals seen on BBC1 throughout November. Everton v Newcastle United Derby County v Leeds United
    • 17. 1st December 1973

      01 Dec '73
      Action analysis by Jimmy Hill and the result of the November Goal of the Month competition. Arsenal v Coventry City Blackpool v Sunderland
    • 18. 8th December 1973

      08 Dec '73
      Personal analysis of the play and players that matter by Jimmy Hill. Ipswich Town v Leeds United Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield United
    • 19. 15th December 1973

      15 Dec '73
      Jimmy Hill slows down the key action and analyses the men behind the moves. Luton Town v Aston Villa Newcastle United v Derby County
    • 20. 22nd December 1973

      22 Dec '73
      Introduced by Jimmy Hill. Liverpool v Manchester United Arsenal v Everton
    • 21. 29th December 1973

      29 Dec '73
      Jimmy Hill searches out the key action analysis of the day. Goals, goals, goals from the December football action on BBC1. Birmingham City v Leeds United Leyton Orient v Fulham
    • 22. 5th January 1974

      05 Jan '74
      The FA Cup Third Round and The World Cup Draw introduced by Jimmy Hill. Willie Ormond , team manager of Scotland, skipper Billy Bremner and Jock Stein, manager of Celtic, comment on Scotland's World Cup chances following the draw made earlier this evening. Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leeds United West Ham United v Hereford United Manchester United v Plymouth Argyle
    • 23. 12th January 1974

      12 Jan '74
      Two-match action, personality analysis, news and views of the day. Aston Villa v Middlesbrough Ipswich Town v Stoke City
    • 24. 19th January 1974

      19 Jan '74
      Introduced by Jimmy Hill. Bristol Rovers v Bournemouth Everton v Leeds United
    • 25. 26th January 1974

      26 Jan '74
      Action highlights from three of today's FA Cup 4th Round ties. Goal of the Month: a parade of the best goals seen on BBC1 throughout January. Queens Park Rangers v Birmingham City Fulham v Leicester City Manchester United v Ipswich Town