The Great Game: A 1945 Film About English Association Football
FOOTBALL as a true British institution. The Great Game starts with schoolboys being taught by famous footballers, followed by extended footage of the Football League War Cup Finals from 1945.
“A famous footballer tells how boys learn football at school and describes the part the game plays in British life. Most towns have their teams, and matches are played every Saturday. Almost everyone takes an interest in these matches, and at the end of the winter the best two teams play in the ‘Cup Final’ for ‘the Cup’, a silver trophy kept by the winners until the next year.”
Look out for clips of Highgate school, Manchester United’s Walter Winterbottom, Corinthians, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Spurs, West Ham, an Arsenal amateur great, Bolton Wandereres,