'THE BEST FINAL FOR YEARS'.. WAX'S KENNETH WOLSTENHOLME,..HE WANTED EXTRA TIME! IN TRUTH ITS NOT THAT GREAT,BUT IT HAS AN END OF DAYS FEEL,AND SO MANY THINGS THAT MAKE IT QUITE MAGICAL.IT HAS TACKLING AND CLOSING DOWN ... PETER RODRIGUES IS SUPERB AT THIS.IT HAS A YOUNG ALLAN CLARKE,LOOKING VERY COOL ALL OVER THE PITCH.A YOUNG PETER SHILTON..THE SUPERB DAVID NISH...IT HAS TOUCHLINE INTERVIEWS WITH JOE MERCER,AND FRANK O'FARRELL,THROUGHOUT THE MATCH.THEN YOU HAVE THE MAGICAL/MYTHICAL CITY WITH SUMMERBEE AND LEE OUTSTANDING.NEIL YOUNG LOCAL HERO AND PLAYER OF THE YEAR TONY BOOK..THAT FIRST OUTING OF THE RED AND BLACK REALLY LOOKS THE PART,AND I ALWAYS LOVE LOOKING AT THE FACES IN THE CROWD,ON RECEIVING THE CUP FROM PRINCESS ANNE RESPENDANT IN ORANGE NOT TO MENTION BLACK CAP, LIKE A RELATIVE OF KIM JUNG IL STIFFLY HANDS OVER THE CUP AND MEDALS,WATCH OUT FOR ALAN OAKES TRIPPING DOWN THE STEP,HE DOES THE SAME IN 1970 FOLLOWING THE LEAGUE CUP WIN,AND READ THE LIPS OF MOTHER AND DAUGHTER AT THE END OF THE WEMBLEY BOX AS MIKE SUMMERBEE IS THE LAST PLAYER TO PASS THEM.(THEY BOTH FANCY HIM)! THEN WONDER OF WONDERS CITY LINE UP AT THE BOTTOM AND APPLAUD LEICESTER THEY INSIST ON JOE AND MALCOLM JOINING IN THE CELEBRATIONS,AND MODERN FANS TAKE NOTE, LEICESTER FANS SHOW HOW FANS SHOULD TAKE DEFEAT!!!!NOT RUN OUT LIKE TODAY, TAILS BETWEEN LEGS!!!! THIS DVD ALSO INCLUDES HIGHLIGHTS AND GOALS OF THE 1956 FINAL MANCHESTER CITY V BIRMINGHAM CITY..THIS DVD IS THE END OF AN ERA AND AS SOMEONE SAID THE FOOTBALL POST 66 THROUGH TO 73 IS SUPERB!AND AN ANTIDOTE TO THE CONTRIVED NON CONTACT SPORT WE HAVE TODAY.....FROM AMAZON .U.K.
An absolute must for any true City fan. The quality is obviously not of the standard you would expect today, but that only adds to the viewing experience. What a pity that Neil Young, the goalscorer, couldn't have witnessed City's next FA Cup triumph just a few months after his tragic death.
I have recently purchased the FA Cup finals from 1965 onwards to 1971 & I must say I have been very happy with the quality of the DVDs , I thought the earlier ones would be a bit iffy but they are really good quality. I don't normally send a review a I tend to Think they are company written so dismiss them , but I have been really pleased and surprised by the quality I thought I would share it with others.
This was the time to be a City fan, top team in Manchester, winning everthing from the League Cup upwards. After driving down in an old banger painted red and black in the pouring rain (no motorways then) we had a great day in London watching the glorious Sky Blues (Coventry hadn't pinched our kit ccolours or nickname yet) beat plucky Leicester. Great to relive the game through this excellent DVD and see all the old Man City players who served us so well. Alan Clarke was emerging as a star with the foxes and was probably the best player on the day but for Man City it was their day. Buy this DVD and see just why City fans still live in hope.FA Cup Final 1969 - Manchester City vs Leicester [DVD]