• Short Summary

    Nice introduction to the Arsenal Squad for the forthcoming FA Cup final.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The North V South Cup Final. Meet Mr Herbert Chapman & his famous 'happy family' Team, Arsenal - 'the hope of the South'..."

    Highbury Stadium, London.

    Mr Herbert Chapman and members of the Arsenal squad. Mr Chapman is asked to introduce the team, but he says that he is so husky that he will get Tom Whittaker to introduce the team.
    He introduces the team - Cliff Bastin, Alec James, ('Wee Alec, he's called'), Jack Lambert, Bob John, Herbert Roberts, Little Charlie Jones, Frank Moss (the Goal Keeper), David Jack, Joe Hulme, Tom Parker ('he's not so old as he looks by the way').

    C/U Charlie Jones - he say he 'hopes we have a good game'.
    C/U Herbert Roberts.
    C/U Bob John - introduces himself for the benefit of those who aren't Welsh.
    C/U Joe Hulme - says he hope after success in the cup he will be able to go to Middlesex and have as good a season at cricket.
    C/U David Jack - 4th appearance at Wembley in the cup.
    C/U Jack Lambert.
    C/U Tom Parker (Captain)
    C/U Frank Moss - say he would rather face Wembley than this (meaning the camera).
    C/U Cliff Bastin
    C/U Alec James - still worried about injury - if he's fit to play it will all be down to the hard work of the trainer.
    C/U Edris Hapgood.
    The Arsenal team line up and sing us a song. "All good pals and jolly good company."

    End title reads: "See Newcastle United in next Edition!"

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:44:00 / 01:24:23:00

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "Roy Bastin" should read Cliff Bastin. (The team coach refers to him by his nickname "Boy Bastin"). (3 changes needed, inc tags).

    "Alec James" is much more frequently called Alex James, perhaps that might be added for search purposes?

    "Charlie Johns" should read Charlie Jones. (2 changes needed, inc tags).

    "Edris (?) Hapgood" - he was christened Eddie, but was far better known during his career as Eddie Hapgood, perhaps add that for search purposes?

  2. jamied says

    That last comment should read as follows.....

    "Edris (?) Hapgood" - he was christened Edris, but was far better known during his career as Eddie Hapgood, perhaps add that for search purposes?

  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks! All taken care of.

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