- 1954 WORLD CUP - THE FINAL STAGES - official FIFA review
New Edition with added German highlights of the Final. 102 mins
The story of Hungary’s Golden Squad and their domination
of the championships were cruelly halted in Switzerland. First an
injury to Puskas, then a disallowed goal in the final, put paid
to the odds-on favourite. West Germany rode their luck and, with
the assistance of the referee who was later disgraced, triumphed.
Features Brazil, Italy, England and the other leading teams at work
and play. The extra footage of the final carries German commentary
and was not in the original FIFA review.
- 1967 Home International at Wembley. 48 mins
ENGLAND 2 v SCOTLAND 3
Only a year after taking the World Cup, Ramsey’s
champions were put to the sword by a passionate Scottish side. Lennox,
Wallace and a powerful Scots midfield powered them to a famous victory.
Even with Gordon Banks making one of his sensational saves from
Denis Law, England suffered a close, but famous defeat.
- 1963 The Centenary International at Wembley. 92 mins
ENGLAND 2 v REST OF THE WORLD 1
To celebrate 100 years of football, the F.A. staged
an exhibition match featuring the world’s greatest players. Even
against subs like Puskas, England claimed a famous victory. ENGLAND:
Banks; Armfield, Wilson; Milne, Norman, Moore; Paine, Greaves, Smith,
Eastham, Charlton. R.O.W.: Yashin; Santos, Schellinger; Pluskal,
Popshar, Masopust; Kopa, Law, Di Stefano, Eusebio, Gento.
1966 World Cup Final at Wembley. 128 mins
ENGLAND 4 v WEST GERMANY 2 (after extra time)
Ramsey dropped Jimmy Greaves, shocked the nation
and won the cup. The ‘wingless wonders’ with their new tactics and
style of play were able to contain the German midfield and create
enough chances to snatch a late victory. Outstanding play and industry
from the entire team gave Geoff Hurst the chance to take the world-beating
hat-trick that propelled England to their greatest footballing success.
- 1968 European Cup Final at Wembley. 118 mins
MANCHESTER UNITED 4 v BENFICA 1 (after extra time)
After 90 minutes it was all square at 1-1. In extra
time, George was at his audacious Best and he and Johnny Aston guided
United to a famous victory. All of the extra time - all of the goals.
MAN UTD: Stepney; Brennan, Foulkes, Sadler, Dunne; Crerand, Charlton,
Stiles; Best, Kidd, Aston.
1960 European Cup Final at Hampden Park. 100 mins
REAL MADRID 7 v EINTRACHT FRANKFURT 3
Described by Shankly as ‘the greatest match ever’,
this was a footballing exhibition that is still used today to demonstrate
to International teams how all of the skills and essentials of the
beautiful game should be combined. It had everything. The link-up
play between Gento, Puskas and Di Stefano has to be seen to be believed.
Puskas showed why he was the greatest player in the history of the
game by blasting in four goals. The other three from Di Stefano
show why he is ranked even above Pele by anyone who saw him play.
The record crowd of 127,621 watched a match that will live forever
in football folklore.
- 1963 F.A. Cup Final at Wembley. 107 mins
MANCHESTER UNITED 3 v LEICESTER CITY 1
The cup went to Old Trafford, thanks to another
superb performance from Denis Law, revelling in his return to English
football from Torino. A double from David Herd and some solid United
defence clinched the game. Man Utd: Gaskell; Dunne, Cantwell; Crerand,
Foulkes, Setters; Giles, Quixall, Herd, Law, Charlton. Leicester:
Banks; Sjoberg, Norman; McLintock, King, Appleton; Riley, Cross,
Keyworth, Gibson, Stringfellow.
- 1966 World Cup Quarter-Final
at Goodison Park. 100 mins
NORTH KOREA 3 v PORTUGAL 5
The diminutive North Koreans provided one of the
shocks of the 1966 World Cup Finals in England by marching into
the last eight. It earned the Asian outsiders a meeting with highly-fancied
Portugal. The opening 25 minutes was astounding as they completely
outplayed Portugal to take a substantial lead. A four-goal reply
from the magical Eusebio steered his team through an absorbing and
exciting game that is still the talk of Merseyside today, and also
one of the most memorable games in World Cup history.
- 1967 European Cup Final at Estadio Nacional, Lisbon. 98 mins
CELTIC 2 v INTER MILAN 1
Celtic’s ‘Lisbon Lions’, roared on by 12,000 travelling
fans, conquered Helenio Herrera’s defensive catennaccio system to
be the first British team to smash the Latin monopoly on Europe’s
most coveted prize. They took their place in history when Chalmers
winning goal became their 200th in a glory-packed season spanning
64 games. At the final whistle Bill Shankly told Jock Stein “Now
you’re immortal.” Celtic: Simpson; Craig, McNeill, Clark, Gemmell;
Murdoch, Auld; Johnstone, Wallace, Chalmers, Lennox.
- 1969 Home International Match
at Wembley. 106 mins
ENGLAND 4 v SCOTLAND 1
On Saturday, May 10th, an England side, slick and
in-tune, mauled the cream of Scottish football talent. Alan Ball’s
ceaseless chasing helped Peters and Hurst to bag a brace apiece.
A groggy Scotland could only reply through Stein, and England got
sweet revenge for their 3-2 defeat two years earlier.
- 1953 THE MATCH OF THE CENTURY
at Wembley. 88 mins
ENGLAND 3 v HUNGARY 6
On a foggy Saturday, in November 1953, an all-conquering
England side welcomed to Wembley the Hungarian visitors. Their 12-man
squad had travelled for days by train and coach. What happened when
they took the field was a new style of football - total football
- interchangeable positions and ball play never seen before at any
level. Guided by the unstoppable Ferenc Puskas and midfielder Josef
Bozsik, they tore England to pieces in a display of pace and skill
that left the home defence hacking like amateurs at thin air. “I
tackled thin air, Puskas completely hoodwinked me. In all my 105
England games I did not see a better executed goal.” Billy Wright.
“We felt 10 feet tall - we had given the old masters a lesson” Ferenc
- 1966 World Cup Finals - Group 1 at Goodison Park. 90 mins
BRAZIL 1 v HUNGARY 3
Tostao replaced Pele with distinction, but the Hungarian
successors of the ‘Golden Squad’ showed how to create the greatest
effect from the least effort. Florian Albert, socks around his ankles,
ran the match, and Bene was the explosive power that harried Brazil
to their first defeat since 1954 - and by the same country. Described
by the Press ‘one of the most vivid matches of all time’ and enjoyed
by a large Goodison crowd.
1965-1992 The Very Best of LIVERPOOL F.C. 55 mins
Features highlights from 27 years at the top. The
film starts with Yeats, Hunt, St. John and their first F.A. Cup
in 1965 under Bill Shankly. Keegan, Toshack, Rush, Dalglish and
Barnes are all featured right up to the F.A. Cup in 1992, Liverpool
centenary year. It also features two F.A. Cup Final victories over
1966-1989 The Very Best of EVERTON
F.C. 60 mins
Features highlights from the Alex Young era and
the great 1966 F.A. Cup triumph, with Kendall, Labone and Temple.
Southall, Gray and Lineker are also featured as the footage includes
the 1984 Cup win, action from the 1985 and 1987 title campaigns,
and the road to Wembley in 1989.
1995 - THE LAST NIGHT OF THE KOP. 65 mins
A celebration staged at Anfield, in words and music,
to the most famous supporters in the game. The mighty Anfield roar,
the singing of Shankly’s Choir, and the irreverent humour is all
put into perspective by the heroes they celebrated. To mourn the
change to all seated stadia, the Liverpool faithful staged a concert
to show what the atmosphere of an all-standing Kop had meant to
Liverpool F.C. over all those years. The concert features the great
players, Gerry Marsden, and Brookside stars, as well as The Merseybeats,
The Searchers, Stan Boardman, The Farm and the The Christians. This
is an excellent high-quality film, a best-seller put together by
Phil Redmond, the renowned TV producer.
1998 MICHAEL OWEN - The World At His Feet. 52 mins
The player now ranked above Beckham, Ronaldo and
all others burst on the international scene at the tender age of
18. His courage, confidence and his sure touch were first seen at
Euro ‘98, and but for a Beckham foul, he may have lead England to
a famous triumph. As it was they went close, as his spectacular
goal against Argentina demonstrated. This first film about the young
Michael Owen shows what a mature and level-headed player he is,
and is an indication of what he was to achieve.
1958 WORLD CUP - The Final Stages in Sweden
The 1958 series was notable for the arrival of Pele
and for Brazil’s first cup. England, suffering the after-effects
of the 1957 Munich air crash, failed to get to the quarter-finals.
France, Yugoslavia and Germany got through to the final 8 with Northern
Ireland and Wales. The Welsh team beat Hungary 2-1 in a play-off
and met Brazil. The final produced a spectacular match between the
hosts and the South Americans. Brazil triumphed 5-2, including two
from Pele, who was carried shoulder-high around the stadium.
1962 WORLD CUP - The Final Stages in Chile
Brazil retained the cup, even though they lost Pele
with a torn thigh muscle. The highlight of the finals was Brazil
v Spain, with Ferenc Puskas now leading the Spaniards, who were
narrowly beaten. Chile beat Italy in the infamous Battle of Santiago,
but were overwhelmed in their semi-final by Garrincha who netted
two of Brazil’s four goals. The final against Czechoslovakia saw
the visitors take an early lead. Amarildo, who equalised and set
up the winner for Zito, was hailed as the star of the tournament.
- 1970 WORLD CUP - The Final Stages in Mexico
Holders England were expected to mount a strong
challenge to retain the Jules Rimet trophy, and many of the 1966
squad were selected including Moore and the Charlton brothers. A
monumental quarter-final against West Germany went to extra time
again. This time the Germans squeezed through by the narrowest of
margins. Italy also had to face the same opponents, and again in
extra time, managed to win 4-3. Pele, Jairzinho, and the entire
Brazilian side excelled in the final as they outclassed Italy 4-1.
1968 EVERTON F.C. - THE GOLDEN VISION. 77 mins RELEASED 2003
This tremendous BBC TV documentary focusses on the
hugely-successful Alex Young team of the 1960s. It follows a family
of avid Evertonians who put the club’s fortunes before work, family
and everything else. This kitchen-sink drama/ documentary by Ken
Loach is full of humour and features an all-star Merseyside cast
including Ken Jones (from Porridge), Bill Dean (Harry Cross from
Brookside), Joey Kaye, Johnny Gee and many local comedians and entertainers
in their first acting roles. Written by Neville Smith, it also features
the star players and the Everton hierarchy including the late Harry
Catterick and John Moores. This exclusive release is revered as
one of the finest BBC documentary films ever made.
- 1953 - THE 3-6 SPECIAL. 42 mins
Footage of the Wembley Game ENGLAND 3 v HUNGARY 6
This unique film features the Hungarian highlights
of this great game. These are of far higher quality than the English
film, since the Hungarian cameramen set up on the touchlines, much
nearer to the action than their English colleagues. The foggy conditions
affected the filming far less and the main events can be seen quite
clearly. Because of this, we have been able to show slow motion
replays of the goals for the first time. The film also follows the
entire squad (all 12 of them) as they manhandle their luggage onto
the Budapest train en route to England via Paris. They are feted
at the Renault factory and play the works team, winning 18-0 !!!
Travelling by bus to London, they see the sights of the city and
train at Fulham’s Craven Cottage. The English side are also shown
in training. At kick-off time, all work in Hungary stops as huge
crowds gather in the streets to listen to loudspeaker commentary
relayed from Wembley. The match itself is played at a tremendous
pace, refuting suggestions that players from the 50s would never
have kept up with the speed of the modern game. After the match
the squad are shown celebrating in the dressing room and returning
to a civic reception in Budapest. The Hungarian commentary by Gyorgy
Szepesi was translated by Valeria Toth with Dr Rogan Taylor, the
head of Liverpool University’s fooball faculty, acting as script
advisor. The outstanding English commentary is by Jed Stone, who
identifies all of the action and players in detail. The producer
is Mal Jefferson.
- 1997 SHANKS FOR THE MEMORY. 50 mins
John Keith’s Tribute to the talent and humour of Bill Shankly
Recorded at Anfield’s Bill Shankly Suite, in front
of the International Supporters Club, John Keith, journalist and
broadcaster, tells the definitive Shankly stories. The bravado,
the comic quips, the great events of his career covering the years
from1959 to 1974 are expertly captured by a man who knew him well.
With a strong emphasis on humour, proceedings are continued at Southport’s
Prince of Wales Hotel where John also includes more general footballing
humour and radio out-takes. There is also a look around Anfield
- the ground, the superstore and the enormous trophy cabinets. Also
featured are Lee Brennan singing ‘The Shanks’ and Gary Driscoll
singing the title song ‘Shanks For The Memory’.