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Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield United
Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield United

Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield United 1907

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Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield United 1907

2 mins United Kingdom

The match drew 1-1, a relief to Blackburn fans: when the teams last met, they lost 3-0. Sheffield's players are wearing red and white striped shirts, easily identifiable even in black and white. A recurring placard reads 'SPECIALLY TAKEN FOR GREEN'S CINEMATOGRAPH', carelessly held upside down at one point. The film was commissioned by showman George Green, who showed it at his travelling fair.

Ewood Park's Nuttall Street Stand, visible more or less throughout, was brand new at the time of filming: it had only opened at January. In the 1990s, it was redeveloped as the Jack Walker Stand.

Genres

Sport Non-Fiction

Tags

Sports and Games Football clubs (English) Czech football clubs Blackburn Rovers Lancashire Sheffield United Football League

Collection

Edwardian Sports Edwardian Football

Released

1907

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Mitchell and Kenyon

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