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The Liverpool v Arsenal FA Cup Final of 1950 was significant in being the first post war match at 

Extract taken from the just published book : wembley: stadium of legends by Tomsett & Brand, Dewi Lewis Media 2007

The Liverpool v Arsenal FA Cup Final of 1950 was significant in being the first post war match at Wembley with a crowd of 100,000. Of course, the record breaking crowd of the 1923 FA Cup Final would never be beaten, but this was the new maximum for the nation’s top sporting venue, with crowds having been limited to the low ninety thousands for some time.

A 2-0 victory gave the Londoners their third FA Cup win, after a 14 year gap, while for the Merseyside team it was their second cup final defeat.

The match was also the final appearance of Arsenal winger, Denis Compton who somehow managed to play at the top level in both football and cricket.

AN ORANGE ARSENAL 1950 F.A.CUP FINAL SHIRT No.6, with button-up collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed 1949-50 Provenance Fred Grosvenor and thence by family descent Exhibited Arsenal Football Club Museum, Highbury Lot Notes The above shirt was worn by Arsenal Captain Joe Mercer in the 1950 F.A.Cup Final. In the match played on 29th April 1950 at Wembley Arsenal defeated Liverpool 2-0. The shirt was gifted to the Arsenal physiotherapist and kit man Fred Grosvenor by Joe Mercer Please

(AN ORANGE ARSENAL 1950 F.A.CUP FINAL SHIRT No.6, with button-up collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed 1949-50 Provenance Fred Grosvenor and thence by family descent Exhibited Arsenal Football Club Museum, Highbury Lot Notes The above shirt was worn by Arsenal Captain Joe Mercer in the 1950 F.A.Cup Final. In the match played on 29th April 1950 at Wembley Arsenal defeated Liverpool 2-0. The shirt was gifted to the Arsenal physiotherapist and kit man Fred Grosvenor by Joe Mercer Please (not in the book)

Arsenal George Swindin, Laurie Scott, Walley Barnes, Alex Forbes, Leslie Compton, Joe Mercer (Captain), Freddie Cox, Jimmy Logie, Peter Goring, Reg Lewis (scored twice), Denis Compton

Liverpool Cyril Sidlow, Ray Lambert, Eddie Spicer, Phil Taylor (Captain), Laurie Hughes, Bill Jones, Jimmy Payne, Kevin Baron, Albert Stubbins, Willie Fagan, Billy Liddell Played April 29 1950, Attendance 100,000, Referee H Pearce

© Wembley: Stadium of Legends, Tomsett & Brand, Dewi Lewis Media 2007. wembleystadiumoflegends

 

 

Comments (5)

  1. Jay

This isn't bad but I think best to stick with Nike for Portugal. I think they go pretty well together.

 
  1. CT96lfc

Mingin'!!!!!:sad: :sad:

 
  1. fsc
  1. fsc

Dennis Comptons last appearance for Arsenal was on 3rd May 1950, the week after the cup final.Arsenal beat Portsmouth 2-0 at Highbury, both goals scored by Peter Goring.Arsenal played the game in their old-gold cup final shirts.<br />The Arsenal Physio/trainer in 1950 was William( Billy)Milne, not Tom Grovsenor as listed here. I don,t think the above published article has been very well researched.Regards, Bernie.

 
  1. fsc

There's a well known, much published photograph of the Arsenal team, taken at Highbury - with the FA Cup - in their Old Gold playing kit and presumably, before their last game of the season against Portsmouth.<br /><br />My copy - unfortunately - doesn't have a caption, though I can recognize most of the Arsenal team. Can someone - with a copy of the photo - fill in the blanks for me? Here is the team:<br /><br />Back row: Tom Whittiker, Leslie Compton, Laurie Scott, George Swindin, Walley Barnes, Trainer (?)<br /><br />Front row: ?, ?, ?, Joe Mercer, Reg Lewis, Denis Compton<br /><br />So, I need to know the name of the trainer, plus the names of the first three players in the front row.<br /><br />Thanks, I'll be delighted to here from you.

 
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