• Short Summary

    Britain's professional footballers demand more money.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "SOCCER PROS DEMAND NEW DEAL".


    Close up shot of football, pan up to Ronnie Rooke of Arsenal kicking. Crowd at match. General view, pan along the crowded stadium. Several shots of the football match. Close up shot of a player sliding ball over line. Close up shot of a boy fan cheering.

    Close up shot of James Guthrie, Players Union President talking (natural sound). He talks about the ways of solving the problem of professional footballers' pay.

    Several shots of Tommy Lorton at play. He left first division team for less successful team with better pay - says voiceover. Stanley Matthews at play - he also changed teams and has income on the side.

    High angle shot of Wilf Mannion, England player, handing paper from briefcase to boss in office - he gave up football for office job. Close up shot of Mannion. Close up shot of Mannion's boss. Mannion leaving office with briefcase and walks down road. Close up shot of Alf Stubbins, Liverpool player, digging in garden. Stubbing digging in garden, pan to wife hanging out nappies. Close up shot of the baby, pan to Stubbins. Stubbins is looking for newsagent shop work.

    General view of people queuing up outside stadium. Crowd of kids entering turnstile. Towards, Southampton players running into field. Manager of Southampton, Billy Dodgin, with footballers Charlie Weyman and Ian Black in office. Close up shot of Billy Dodgin talking to camera (natural sound). He says that Southampton does everything in its power to keep their players happy - and in team. Close up shot of Dodgin speaking. Long shot of goal being scored.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:34:00 / 01:42:46:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Tommy Lorton" in text and tags should read Tommy Lawton.

    "Close up shot of Alf Stubbins, Liverpool player" - although the commentator does indeed call him Alf Stubbins, this is in fact Albert Stubbins.

    "Charlie Weyman" in the text should read Charlie Wayman.

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