Svengali Means Goals 1959

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    Title reads: "Svengali means goals".

    Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

    G/V crumbling concrete steps in the Gloucester City's football ground. Various shots ramshackle ground of the Southern League team.

    G/V Gloucester City FC dressing rooms. Various showing hypnotist Henry Blythe hypnotising the team into playing well.

    C/U football crowd on terraces clapping and cheering. L/S Gloucester City running onto the pitch. Various shots football match between Gloucester City and Merthyr Tydfil. C/U Blythe and two other officials cheering on the city from edge of pitch. Fast motion shots of match.

    According to the narrator the hypnotism worked - the Gloucester team won the match!

    Note: newspaper cuttings and football programme on file.

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    01:33:28:00 / 01:34:38:00
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    Gloucestershire Gloucester - City
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