1982/3 season currently playing on ITV4. Unfortunately it starts in February so misses the New Years Day Shrewsbury v Chelsea match shown in the Midlands and probably LWT area as well. Interesting comparing it to the 1978/9 run. Crowds are clearly well down, and there are a lot more and taller fences in the grounds. Recently watched the FA Cup fifth round episode, back when that was a big deal. Villa v Watford. Only 34,000 at Villa Park and a poor looking travelling support (2-3,000) for a comparatively easy journey. European Cup holders Villa looked very good (especially Gary Shaw, Gordon Cowans and Tony Morley). Nigel Spink was a really good keeper as well. A very enjoyable game won 4-1 by Villa. Future Shrews players: Gary Shaw. Everton v Watford. Looked like a big crowd (40,000 plus*) only a week or so after Everton attracted their lowest division one gate (14,000 v Notts). Everton, a team on the up beat the holders 2-0. Future Shrews - I'm sure Alan Irvine played for the Town plus manager Kevin Ratcliffe. Middlesbrough v Arsenal. Feeble travelling support for the gunners, who were given the whole of the seated stand behind the goal which was empty. Brief highlights saw Boro equalise in the last minute. Arsenal in their green and blue kit. Anyway, it was all very entertaining, and although clearly in a very bad way football could also be a lot more fun back then than it is now (and the shorts looked a lot better). Anyone else watching this series. *just looked it up - 36494. Seemed a lot bigger.