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071 – Random 1950s Photo’s (part one)

Lots of words recently, so the next couple of days I’ll just be putting up some scans of 1950s press photo’s. As always the backslip is copied below the scan.

“D.Compton in action at Highbury January 21st 1950.
Denis Compton, Arsenal outside-left – making his first appearance in the Arsenal first eleven since last April – trying for goal in the match against Bolton Wanderers at Highbury, London to-day (Saturday).”

“Problem Boy Steps Out – Arsenal give Don Roper final test 03.03.50.
Don Roper, Arsenal’s only doubtful starter against Leeds United tomorrow, went through another stiff test today at Highbury, to decide whether his pulled thigh muscle has recovered sufficiently for him to stand the strain of such an important match.
Photo shows Arsenal centre-forward, Don Roper, chatting to Tom Whittaker (Manager) and Billy Milne (trainer) after his final test, in which he was found fit to play in tomorrow’s Cup-tie match.”

“Happy day for ‘Happiest Days’ cast March 16th 1950.
Visitors to Highbury, London, today (Thursday) were members of the cast of the film ‘The Happiest Days of Your Life’, who turned out to watch Arsenal practice for their FA Cup semi-final match against Chelsea at T*tt*nh*m, London, on Saturday.
Picture shows: Guy Middleton, who played the sports master in the film ‘The Happiest Days of Your Life’, and two Kensington (London) schoolboys who appeared in the picture, watching Arsenal’s Denis Compton taking a throw-in during the practice at Highbury, London today.”

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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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