A great story about the differing fortunes of football clubs around the country.
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury.
CU. Ball being kicked goalwards. SV. Ball headed clear from goal SV. Huge crowd cheering. SV. Goalkeeper making an acrobatic save. CU. Woman holding her head and shrinking with suspense. CU. Wildly excited man. SV. Players chasing ball. CU. Man in crowd on edge with suspense. SV. A goal is scored Crowd dancing with joy around crowded touchline. Hats being thrown in air.
London. A.S. Arsenal Stadium. SV. Commissionaire standing by imposing entrance. SV. Lavish treatment room. Trainer Billy Milne treating Reg Lewis whilst Scottish International Jimmy Logie reclines on couch, receiving heat treatment. CU. Milne and Lewis. CU. Expensive looking equipment. SCU. Jimmy Logie reclining on couch. STV. Four Arsenal players bathing.
Rotherham. SV. D. Brown (a school teacher) and Rotherham player, having a shower in a small bath. SV. Front view D. Brown (a School teacher) and Rotherham player, having a shower in a small bath. SV. Guest, Rotherham Captain, receiving treatment from trainer Andy Smailes in drab surroundings. SV. Football apparel hanging from lines in room. CU. Andy Smailes at work on Guest's Feet. CU. Guest. LV. Shabby-looking Rotherham ground, with decaying steps. CU. Decaying railway sleepers used as steps. MV. Pan from cranes and broken-down hoardings etc., to Rotherham players practising on training ground. CU. Rotherham player heading ball. CU. Another Rotherham player heading ball. A.S. Pit-head pan down to miners coming off duty. Among them on the left is 21 year-old Terry Farmer, part-time Rotherham player. SV. Terry Farmer leaving Silver Wood Colliery.
Accrington. LV. A. Darcy, an Accrington forward, part-time Accrington player at work painting a shop in an Accrington street. CU. A. Darcy. CU. John Oldham, part-time Accrington player, doing some plumbing on a building site. Pan up from bench to Oldham. CU. Sign "Accrington Stanley F.C." GV. Accrington Supporters Club meeting.
Accrington Stanley Supporters Club official reading document to meeting. SCU. Members of Supporters Club watching. SV. Accrington Supporters paying subs. Among them Mrs. Slater 27 years a supporter of the Club. CU. Mrs. Slater. SV. Accrington Supporter painting goal-post. SV. other supporters painting railings, around ground. CU. Pan up from brush to supporter.
GV. Site for new ground for Southend United. SV. Members of Southend supporters club, with manager Harry Warren. CU. Harry Warren. GV. Southend player training on present ground. CU. Wilf Copping former England half-back, now Trainer for Southend. CU. McAlinden and Sibley, two of Southend's most expensive players, practising with medicine ball. London. GV. Kiddies playing in a London street. A.S. Youthful supporter onlookers watching game from front garden wall. SV. Boys chasing ball. CU. Onlookers shouting. SV. Players chasing ball. SV. A defender takes a lusty kick. (Sound effect of ball crashing through window) A.S. Horrified players watching flight of ball. STV. Rest of players running away, pan to B.V. as they disappear leaving near deserted street.