Film: 8969

Sport | 1960 | Sound | B/W

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Synopsis:

A film about Francis Lee, the Manchester City and England football player of the late 1960s.

Manchester City Football Club stadium: Maine Road. Crowds outside the ground; the terraces inside the ground slowly filling up with supporters. Policemen on horse back. Football supporters in scarves, policeman talking to a supporter, policemen talking to each other, mounted policemen inside the ground. Terraces are now full to capacity. Francis Lee kicks off a football match against Tottenham Hotspurs. Lee playing quality football on a muddy pitch. Interior and exterior of Francis Lee's house in the countryside. Lee talking to his son at home. Boys playing football on a tarmacked car park. Exterior of Bolton Wanderer's ground where Lee worked initially as a ground staff boy. The following year he was in the first team! Cobbled streets and terraced houses in Manchester. Lee joined Manchester City Football Club in October 1967. Manchester City's team training on a football pitch with tower blocks in the background. Malcolm Allison, Man City's coach. Derek Ibbotson running with the team during a training session. Brass band at Wembley Stadium, London before a Football World Cup qualifying match between England and Portugal. English and Portuguese national football teams emerge from the tunnel at Wembley. The two captains exchange pennants on the pitch. Voice over discusses the England manager's, Alf Ramsey, tactics for this game. Jack Charlton scores. Colin Bell taken off with dislocated shoulder. Lee misses penalty. Ends with illuminated sign at Wembley wishing Alf Ramsey and the English team good luck in Mexico in 1970.


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