Monthly Archives: February 2012

064 – 1950 FA Cup Final (part three)

A few post match scans today.

Rather than going for the nationals I thought I’d use some different clippings. First picture is the Cup Winners photo issued by Arsenal. Then are a few clippings from the ‘Birmingham Daily Post’ (29-04-1950) which I thought interesting for the column about people watching on those new fangled TV sets, and finally showing our enduring appeal abroad I’ve included the German magazine ‘Sport Magazin’ (03-05-1950).









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063 – 1950 FA Cup Final (part two)

Today I’ve scanned some press photo’s from the match. As always the details below the photo’s are taken from the backslips. Although they have no slips the last four photo’s are stills produced by British paramount of the build up to the first goal.

Finally, an absolutely delightful Movietone clip of the game.

“Goalline save by Swindin in Cup Final.
Swindin, Arsenal goalkeeper, makes a save on the goalline from a shot by Payne, Loverpool outside-right during the Football Association Cup Final at Empire Stadium, Wembley, to-day (Saturday).
April 29th 1950”

“Prelude to goal. Sidlow, the Liverpool goalie comes out to punch away, leaving his net unguarded, while Arsenal attackers and liverpool all jump up to the ball. A split second after this The Gunners scored the opener, at the Wembley Cup Final today.
April 29 1950.”

“Arsenal win FA Cup.
Arsenal goalie George Swindin and left back Wally Barnes (3) combine to smash a Liverpool attack during the close of the FA Cup Final at London’s Wembley Stadium, April 29.
Arsenal won 2-0.”

“Mercer reaches heights with F.A.Cup.
Climax to the season in which he was voted Footballer of the Year, Arsenal captain Joe Mercer holds the Football Association Cup he has just received from the King as he is chaired by his team mates at Empire Stadium, Wembley to-day (Saturday).
Arsenal had defeated Liverpool by two goals to nil in the F.A. Cup Final.
April 29th 1950.”

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062 – 1950 FA Cup Final (part one)

Thought I’d do this one in three parts.

Today some previews of the match.

The scans are from Sporting Mirror (28/04/1950) and Sport (04/05/1950).









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061 – 1949 Flamengo

A couple of magazine articles from 1949 today. Firstly a piece by Laurie Scott in Tit-Bits (dtd 01/04/1949) and then some on our tour match v Flamengo in Brazil (from Sports 10/06/1949 and Sports Reporter (18/07/1949) which was marred by fighting. As usual the English press got all high and mighty about foreign football, but possibly with some cause this time!







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060 – Old Boys and Behind the Scenes

Today we have a couple of magazine scans from 1948.

The first couple (from Picture Post dtd 10/04/1948) has one of my favourite Arsenal photo’s, showing a trio of old boys still supporting the team over half a century after playing. The rest (from Everybody’s dtd 20/11/1948) show a behind the scenes look at Highbury introduced by George Allison.








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059 – 1948 Arsenal Players’ Souvenir Brochure

After winning the title in 1948 a brochure was produced to raise funds for the players’ pool. Below are scans of some of the pages from that brochure.








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058 – Arsenal v Racing Club de Paris (part two)

Although obviously unplayable during the war years it didn’t take long for Arsenal and Racing Club de Paris to resume their annual matches. Originally played to raise money for those injured in World War I there was an added poignancy to these games now. The first set of scans below are from the French magazine Miroir Sprint dated 13/11/1946, the second set cover the England v France international held the next year at Highbury (Miroir Sprint dated 06/05/1947).










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