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ID
c154
Title
"The Blackpool Miracle."
Genre
Essay
Page Count
7
Word Count
1500
Publication Year
1953
Document Types
Full-text Online
Topics
Sport

A stirring account of the Football Association Challenge Cup Final of May 2, 1953, between Blackpool and the Bolton Wanderers, won with a winning goal by Stanley Matthews in the final seconds of the game. Bates sets the stage by describing the special quality of the annual event at Wembley in which any club could compete, "any little David to be drawn in battle with Goliath." In The F.A. Book for Boys (London: Naldrett Press, Number 6, 1953, pp. 31-7). With numerous photographs.


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