Good stuff of the lead up to the cup final of 1951
Wembley Stadium, London.
A summary of the lead up to the cup final of 1951 with shots of qualifying games and particularly good shots of football fans.
Shot of the pitch and crowds. 1950 Liverpool v Arsenal final. C/U of cheering crowds. Team collect the cup from King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The crowd congratulate the team. Press photographers. Draw for third round. Balls are drawn from a black bag and placed into a rack.
Carlisle v Arsenal highlights. Shots of fans. Arsenal v Manchester United. Fans wave rattles. Burkett is carried off exhausted. Blackpool v Fulham. Funny antics on the side of the pitch. A man walks along wearing stockings and suspenders and a man walks on stilts. A duck wearing a tiny football scarf waddles along. People in fancy dress. Handball and penalty are shown. Newcastle v Bristol Rovers. Mascot dog is led from tunnel by team. Girl fan waving a rattle and grinning. A fan dressed as a pirate.
Birmingham v Blackpool. Casualties in a crowd at Hillsborough because of a crush in the stands. St John's Ambulance man attends to a shocked fan. Newcastle v Wolves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) - no score result. Replay.
Man in fancy dress as a newsreel cameraman. The "Blackpool duck" (as seen earlier). Birmingham v Blackpool. Referee needs confirmation of a goal and consults with a linesman. Blackpool and Newcastle United will play the final. Narrator poses questions as to who might win the cup. Shots of people leaving or arriving at Wembley. Rosette pinned to a woman's coat. Aerial shot of the ground.
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