New '71 Cup Final DVD will be a cracker

Last updated : 19 January 2004 By Chris Parry
We will of course do a complete review of the discs when we receive copies and we'll also have some to give away as competition prizes, so watch this space!

In the meantime here are some details from the press release:

Disc 1. Pre match TV – My Dad's at Wembley, Full FA Cup Final + extra time, Medal ceremony, Open Top Bus parade.

Disc 2. 3 NEVER seen before documentaries – shot last year. Where are they now? Greatest all time XI,Charlie's story.

100 menu pages containing player biographies, Seasons fixtures/results ('1971) and much much more in a 4 hour extravaganza!!

The DVD of the 1971 FA Cup Final is not just 90 minutes plus extra time of football in the gruelling sun. It is a step back in time to revisit the experience of the day!

Containing the Official FA Cup Final Programme, the TV schedule for the day, the top 40 singles chart of that week, the top selling singles and albums of that year, the top TV of that year, the best films, news headlines, top sporting events and a price comparison of prices paid for goods in 1971 compared to 2003.

It is an overall view on the culture of the 70's, a snapshot of life for people who lived in those times and for the people who are curious!

The project is finished off with 3 documentaries:

All Time Arsenal XI. A topic that has been debated in the clubs and pubs over the last 30-35 years and will be for the next 30-35 years. Watch Frank Stapleton debate with the goalscorers of the 71 Final, Charlie George and Eddie Kelly, who should be in Arsenal's All time XI.

Charlie's story. A documentary as told by the darling of the North Bank in his own words, the diary of the time through his eyes, the back stage view, the personal emotions about scoring the winning goal in the Cup Final for his local team that he has supported since he was a boy. Again Frank Stapleton asks the questions that you might not have thought to ask.

Where are they now? Charlie talks about the players he played with, what they were like as players, what they were like in the dressing room, what they were like as people and where are they now - something all true fans are curious about!