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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,<ref>[https://www.sportingchronicle.com/FACUP/1939.html ''Sporting Chronicle'' detailing Portsmouth's 1939 FA Cup victory.] Retrieved 03 May '21</ref> this marked the second instance the FA Cup was fully televised, and inevitably the last before the outbreak of the Second World War.
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The '''''1939 FA Cup Final''''' culminated 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,<ref>[https://www.sportingchronicle.com/FACUP/1939.html ''Sporting Chronicle'' detailing Portsmouth's 1939 FA Cup victory.] Retrieved 03 May '21</ref> this marked the second instance the FA Cup was fully televised, and inevitably the last before the outbreak of the Second World War.
  
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
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.<ref>[http://www.rsssf.com/tablese/engcup1939.html ''Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation'' listing of the 1938-39 FA Cup results.] Retrieved 03 May '21</ref> Prior to the Final, Portsmouth had never won the FA Cup,<ref>[https://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/club/history/ ''Portsmouth'' website discussing the club's trophy successes.] Retrieved 03 May '21</ref> whereas Wolverhampton Wanderers had won the trophy twice.<ref>[https://www.wolves.co.uk/club/history/history/ ''Wolverhampton Wanderers'' website discussing the club's trophy successes.] Retrieved 03 May '21</ref> 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.<ref>[https://pompeychimes.webs.com/facupwinners1939.htm ''Pompey Chimes'' discussing the match and Wolverhampton Wanderers being deemed the favourites going in.] Retrieved 03 May '21</ref>
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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' campaign consisted of it overcoming Bradford Park Avenue, Leicester City, Liverpool, Everton and Grimsby Town.<ref>[http://www.rsssf.com/tablese/engcup1939.html ''Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation'' listing of the 1938-39 FA Cup results.] Retrieved 03 May '21</ref> Prior to the Final, Portsmouth had never won the FA Cup,<ref>[https://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/club/history/ ''Portsmouth'' website discussing the club's trophy successes.] Retrieved 03 May '21</ref> whereas Wolverhampton Wanderers had won the trophy twice.<ref>[https://www.wolves.co.uk/club/history/history/ ''Wolverhampton Wanderers'' website discussing the club's trophy successes.] Retrieved 03 May '21</ref> 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.<ref>[https://pompeychimes.webs.com/facupwinners1939.htm ''Pompey Chimes'' discussing the match and Wolverhampton Wanderers being deemed the favourites going in.] Retrieved 03 May '21</ref>
  
 
Meanwhile, the BBC had successfully broadcast the [[1938 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1938)|1938 FA Cup Final]] in full for its Television Service.<ref>[https://www.bbc.com/historyofthebbc/anniversaries/april/fa-cup-final ''BBC'' article concerning televising the 1938 FA Cup Final.] Retrieved 03 May '21</ref> 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.<ref>[https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/search/0/20?adv=0&q=Portsmouth+and+Wolverhampton+Wanderers&media=all&yf=1923&yt=2009&mf=1&mt=12&tf=00%3A00&tt=00%3A00#search BBC Genome archive of ''Radio Times'' issues, listing the match, the BBC and FA's agreement, and Wembley's expansion.] Retrieved 03 May '21</ref><ref>[https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/page/6b9b218a6cd742b390001afd5adb61dd Issue 812 of ''Radio Times'', listing the match.] Retrieved 03 May '21</ref> Ultimately, the attendance was just shy of that by 630.
 
Meanwhile, the BBC had successfully broadcast the [[1938 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1938)|1938 FA Cup Final]] in full for its Television Service.<ref>[https://www.bbc.com/historyofthebbc/anniversaries/april/fa-cup-final ''BBC'' article concerning televising the 1938 FA Cup Final.] Retrieved 03 May '21</ref> 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.<ref>[https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/search/0/20?adv=0&q=Portsmouth+and+Wolverhampton+Wanderers&media=all&yf=1923&yt=2009&mf=1&mt=12&tf=00%3A00&tt=00%3A00#search BBC Genome archive of ''Radio Times'' issues, listing the match, the BBC and FA's agreement, and Wembley's expansion.] Retrieved 03 May '21</ref><ref>[https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/page/6b9b218a6cd742b390001afd5adb61dd Issue 812 of ''Radio Times'', listing the match.] Retrieved 03 May '21</ref> Ultimately, the attendance was just shy of that by 630.
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
*[[1934 Philo T. Farnsworth broadcasts (lost early television demonstrations; 1934)]]
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===Association Football/Soccer Media===
*[[1936 Summer Olympics (lost television coverage of Berlin Games; 1936)]]
 
 
*[[1937 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1937)]]
 
*[[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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*[[1955 Scottish Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1955)]]
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*[[1966 FIFA World Cup Final (partially found original colour film of international football match; 1966)]]
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*[[Arsenal 7-1 Hibernian (lost footage of charity football match; 1952)]]
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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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*[[Falkirk 3-2 Newcastle United (lost footage of football match; 1953)]]
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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 Sports Television===
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*[[1931 Epsom Derby (lost televised footage of horse racing event; 1931)]]
 
*[[1937 International Imperial Trophy Race (lost footage of motor race; 1937)]]
 
*[[1937 International Imperial Trophy Race (lost footage of motor race; 1937)]]
 
*[[1937 Wimbledon Championships (partially found footage of tennis tournament; 1937)]]
 
*[[1937 Wimbledon Championships (partially found footage of tennis tournament; 1937)]]
 
*[[1938 Ashes Series (partially found footage of international test cricket match; 1938)]]
 
*[[1938 Ashes Series (partially found footage of international test cricket match; 1938)]]
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*[[1953 British Grand Prix (partially found footage of Formula One race; 1953)]]
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*[[Archery (lost early televised toxophily; 1937-1938)]]
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*[[The Boat Race 1938 (partially found footage of rowing race; 1938)]]
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*[[Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling (lost early BBC televised professional wrestling matches; 1938-1939; 1946-1947)]]
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*[[Darts and Shove Ha'penny (lost early BBC televised darts matches; 1936-1939)]]
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*[[England 16-21 Scotland (partially found footage of rugby match; 1938)]]
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*[[Horace Lindrum vs Willie Smith (lost footage of televised snooker; 1937)]]
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*[[Woods and Jack (lost early televised lawn bowls; 1937; 1946)]]
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===Early BBC Television===
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*[[Alexandra Palace's wartime television demonstrations (lost footage of private television transmissions; 1943, 1945)]]
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*[[An Inspector Calls (lost television adaptation of play; 1948)]]
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*[[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)]]
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*[[The Care of Your Car (lost early BBC motoring show; 1947)]]
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*[[Cook's Night Out (lost early BBC cooking show; 1937)]]
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*[[Craftsmen at Work (lost early BBC documentary show; 1938, 1946)]]
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*[[Dish of the Month (lost early BBC cooking show; 1937)]]
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*[[First Aid (lost early BBC medical show; 1937)]]
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*[[Foundations of Cookery (lost early BBC cooking show; 1939)]]
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*[[Marcel Boulestin television shorts (lost early BBC programs; 1937-1939)]]
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*[[Masks through the Ages (lost early BBC history talk show; 1937)]]
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*[[Opening of the BBC Television Service (partially found coverage of inaugural day of high-definition television service; 1936)]]
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*[[The Orchestra and its Instruments (lost early BBC music talk show; 1937)]]
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*[[RCA recording of BBC Television Service (found footage of pre-Second World War BBC television broadcast; 1938)]]
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*[[Sea Stories (lost early BBC talk show; 1936-1937)]]
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*[[Spelling Bee (lost early BBC game show; 1938)]]
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*[[Telecrime (lost early BBC crime drama; 1938-1939; 1946)]]
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*[[The Wasp's Nest (lost early BBC television adaptation of Agatha Christie short story; 1937)]]
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*[[Weaponless Self-Defence (lost early ju-jitsu television program; 1936-1937)]]
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*[[The World of Women (lost early BBC talk show; 1937)]]
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===Early Sports Television Media===
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*[[1934 Philo T. Farnsworth broadcasts (lost early television demonstrations; 1934)]]
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*[[1936 Summer Olympics (lost television coverage of Berlin Games; 1936)]]
 
*[[1938 Pennsylvania Quakers football season (lost early televised college football games; 1938)]]
 
*[[1938 Pennsylvania Quakers football season (lost early televised college football games; 1938)]]
*[[1953 British Grand Prix (partially found footage of Formula One race; 1953)]]
 
 
*[[1960 Daytona Races (lost CBS and NBC televised footage of NASCAR prelude events to Daytona 500; 1960)]]
 
*[[1960 Daytona Races (lost CBS and NBC televised footage of NASCAR prelude events to Daytona 500; 1960)]]
*[[Arsenal vs Arsenal Reserves (lost footage of early BBC televised football match; 1937)]]
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*[[Bill Longson vs Whipper Billy Watson (lost footage of professional wrestling match; 1947)]]
*[[The Boat Race 1938 (partially found footage of rowing race; 1938)]]
 
 
*[[Brooklyn Dodgers 2-5 6-1 Cincinnati Reds (lost footage of MLB doubleheader; 1939)]]
 
*[[Brooklyn Dodgers 2-5 6-1 Cincinnati Reds (lost footage of MLB doubleheader; 1939)]]
 
*[[Brooklyn Dodgers 23-14 Philadelphia Eagles (lost footage of NFL game; 1939)]]
 
*[[Brooklyn Dodgers 23-14 Philadelphia Eagles (lost footage of NFL game; 1939)]]
*[[Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling (lost early BBC televised professional wrestling matches; 1938-1939; 1946-1947)]]
 
 
*[[Columbia Lions 1-2 Princeton Tigers (partially found footage of college baseball game; 1939)]]
 
*[[Columbia Lions 1-2 Princeton Tigers (partially found footage of college baseball game; 1939)]]
*[[England 0-1 Scotland (partially found international football match; 1938)]]
 
*[[England 16-21 Scotland (partially found footage of rugby match; 1938)]]
 
 
*[[Fordham Rams 34-7 Waynesburg Yellow Jackets (lost footage of college football game; 1939)]]
 
*[[Fordham Rams 34-7 Waynesburg Yellow Jackets (lost footage of college football game; 1939)]]
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*[[Indianapolis 500 WFBM-TV Broadcasts (lost racing footage; 1949-1950)]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 16:51, 29 April 2022

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Portsmouth players celebrating their FA Cup win.

Status: Partially Found

The 1939 FA Cup Final culminated 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' campaign 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 Sports Television[edit | edit source]

Early BBC Television[edit | edit source]

Early Sports Television Media[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]