• Short Summary

    The famous Irish International W. McCracken gives football hints.

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    Note: Unknown location for the events in this item.

    Full titles read: "FOOTBALL SHOTS - training hints by W. McCracken, the famous Irish International ---- ---- ---- ---- ----." (Unfortunately part of the title is obscured by the time code on the vhs).

    M/S of McCraken, introducing the item which he says was made possible by readers of the 'Daily Express' and 'Pathetone Weekly'. L/S's of football players demonstrating their fitness by running and exercises with their legs (looks a bit like they are riding a bicycle upside down).

    L/S of the goalkeeper Morrision clearing the ball from the goalmouth. Various other shots of the the player demonstrating their skills. These include, Duncan show "... how to cross a ball." Tony Weldon demonstrating how to shoot, Stan Alexander headers the ball from a cross. Several shots of Billy Taylor "demonstrating the art of trapping a ball." L/S's of three players show how important positional play is. Various slow motion shots of crosses into the penalty box and player heading the ball towards goal.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:30:00 / 01:52:27:00
    PT 030

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  1. Unknown user says

    The location here is the Hull City's ground at Anlaby Road, Hull.

    "W McCracken" referred to here was far better known as Billy McCracken.

    "the goalkeeper Morrision" - no, it's George "Geordie" Maddison.

    "Duncan" is Douglas "Dally" Duncan

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