At one point it was a fairly regular occurrence for fans, with the BBC showing its first match – a Man United v Tottenham clash – on 16 December 1983.
And what a game it was. United won 4-2 thanks to shaky goalkeeping from Ray Clemence and doubles from Arthur Graham and Kevin Moran, while Mark Falco and an Alan Brazil volley scored Spurs’ goals.
It was also the first time Ossie Ardiles had donned a Tottenham shirt in more than a year, owing to the Falklands War of 1982.
The Argentina international had gone back to play for his national team, but the conflict made it difficult for him to return sooner, and he spent time on loan at PSG.
The whole episode, though, ensured he was booed when he came on as a second half substitute.
He was at least able to silence the boo boys by instantly setting up Falco for his goal, then ended the season as a UEFA Cup winner.
So that was football on a Friday and if Twitter had existed, then loads of people would have been mentioning they had that #Fridayfeeling. The annoying ones anyway.