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===Association Football/Soccer Media===
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*[[1937 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1937)]]
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*[[1938 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1938)]]
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*[[1947 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1947)]]
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*[[1966 FIFA World Cup Final (partially found original colour film of international football match; 1966)]]
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*[[Arsenal vs Arsenal Reserves (lost footage of early BBC televised football match; 1937)]]
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*[[Barbados 4–2 Grenada (partially found soccer match footage; 1994)]]
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*[[Barnet 3-2 Wealdstone (lost footage of Athenian League football match; 1946)]]
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*[[Brian Clough's Football Fortunes (lost DOS port of football management game; 1987)]]
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*[[Charlton Athletic 1-0 Blackburn Rovers (lost footage of FA Cup match; 1947)]]
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*[[England 0-1 Scotland (partially found footage of international football match; 1938)]]
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*[[England 1-1 Scotland (partially found footage of international football match; 1947)]]
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*[[England 3-0 France (partially found footage of international football match; 1947)]]
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*[[England 3-0 Rest of Europe (partially found footage of international football match; 1938)]]
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*[[Hallo! Bundesliga (lost GolTV series; mid 2000s-mid 2010s)]]
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*[[Juventus 1-7 A.C. Milan (partially found footage of Serie A football match; 1950)]]
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*[[Scottish Universities 1-1 English Universities (lost footage of international football match; 1952)]]
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*[[Serbia vs Albania (partially found footage of abandoned UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match; 2014)]]
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*[[United! (lost British soap opera; 1965-1967)]]
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===Early BBC Television Media===
 
*[[An Inspector Calls (lost television adaptation of play; 1948)]]
 
*[[An Inspector Calls (lost television adaptation of play; 1948)]]
 
*[[Ann and Harold (lost early BBC drama television series; 1938)]]
 
*[[Ann and Harold (lost early BBC drama television series; 1938)]]
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*[[BBC Election Night (lost coverage of British general elections; 1950-1951)]]
 
*[[Cook's Night Out (lost early BBC cooking show; 1937)]]
 
*[[Cook's Night Out (lost early BBC cooking show; 1937)]]
 
*[[Dish of the Month (lost early BBC cooking show; 1937)]]
 
*[[Dish of the Month (lost early BBC cooking show; 1937)]]
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*[[The Wasp's Nest (lost early BBC television adaptation of Agatha Christie short story; 1937)]]
 
*[[The Wasp's Nest (lost early BBC television adaptation of Agatha Christie short story; 1937)]]
  
==See Also (Early Sports Television Media)==
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===Early Sports Television Media===
 
*[[1931 Epsom Derby (lost televised footage of horse racing event; 1931)]]
 
*[[1931 Epsom Derby (lost televised footage of horse racing event; 1931)]]
 
*[[1934 Philo T. Farnsworth broadcasts (lost early television demonstrations; 1934)]]
 
*[[1934 Philo T. Farnsworth broadcasts (lost early television demonstrations; 1934)]]
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*[[Indianapolis 500 WFBM-TV Broadcasts (lost racing footage; 1949-1950)]]
 
*[[Indianapolis 500 WFBM-TV Broadcasts (lost racing footage; 1949-1950)]]
 
*[[The Boat Race 1938 (partially found footage of rowing race; 1938)]]
 
*[[The Boat Race 1938 (partially found footage of rowing race; 1938)]]
 
==See Also (Association Football/Soccer Media)==
 
*[[1937 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1937)]]
 
*[[1938 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1938)]]
 
*[[1966 FIFA World Cup Final (partially found original colour film of international football match; 1966)]]
 
*[[Arsenal vs Arsenal Reserves (lost footage of early BBC televised football match; 1937)]]
 
*[[Barbados 4–2 Grenada (partially found soccer match footage; 1994)]]
 
*[[Brian Clough's Football Fortunes (lost DOS port of football management game; 1987)]]
 
*[[England 0-1 Scotland (partially found international football match; 1938)]]
 
*[[Hallo! Bundesliga (lost GolTV series; mid 2000s-mid 2010s)]]
 
*[[United! (lost British soap opera; 1965-1967)]]
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 15:31, 6 February 2022

1939facupfinal1.jpg

Portsmouth players celebrating their FA Cup win.

Status: Partially Found

The 1939 FA Cup Final cumulated the end of the 64th FA Cup season. Featuring Portsmouth facing and winning its first FA Cup against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium in front of an audience of 99,370,[1] this marked the second instance the FA Cup was fully televised, and inevitably the last before the outbreak of the Second World War.

Background[edit | edit source]

Both Portsmouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers, as First Division members, entered the tournament in the Third Round proper. Portsmouth defeated Lincoln City, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United, defending champions Preston North End, and Huddersfield Town to reach the Final. Meanwhile, Wolverhampton Wanderers' consisted of it overcoming Bradford Park Avenue, Leicester City, Liverpool, Everton and Grimsby Town.[2] Prior to the Final, Portsmouth had never won the FA Cup,[3] whereas Wolverhampton Wanderers had won the trophy twice.[4] Wolves were also deemed the favourites for this encounter; aside from displaying a dominant FA Cup campaign, including beating Grimsby Town 5-0 in the Semi-Finals, the club had also challenged for the First Division title, finishing runners-up. In contrast, Portsmouth had battled relegation.[5]

Meanwhile, the BBC had successfully broadcast the 1938 FA Cup Final in full for its Television Service.[6] Once again it had received permission from the Football Association (FA) to televise the match, with the condition that there would be no rediffusion in terms of public entertainment. Wembley had also being modified so that it could hold another 7,000 fans, enough to theoretically hold 100,000.[7][8] Ultimately, the attendance was just shy of that by 630.

Despite Wolves being deemed the favourites, it was Portsmouth that controlled play, winning its first FA Cup with a 4-1 win. Herbert Barlow and John Anderson scored goals for the club in the first half. In the second, Henry Parker added two more, with the sole strike from Wolverhampton's Richard Dorsett occurring between them. Both clubs would again win the FA Cup, Portsmouth taking until 2008 to do so.[9] Pompey would also hold the dubious honour of holding the FA Cup trophy the longest uninterrupted at seven years. This was because of the outbreak of the Second World War, which suspended English football, and also caused the BBC to cease television transmissions.[10][11] The FA Cup would not be held until one year after the War, in 1946.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Like other early BBC television broadcasts, the 1939 FA Cup was broadcast live and was not recorded. Therefore, any televised footage of the event is now permanently missing. However, the match itself is not fully missing, with highlights from British Movietone and British Pathé still being publicly available.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Footage of the match from British Movietone.
Footage of the match from British Pathé.

Images[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

Association Football/Soccer Media[edit | edit source]

Early BBC Television Media[edit | edit source]

Early Sports Television Media[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]