The Arsenal Stadium Mystery

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I've only just realised it's Friday so I can see why you were confused :D
 

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1:10 Goalissimo
Goalissimo is the definitive weekly round-up of world football, with great goals, highlights and interviews from the major leagues across the globe.

A football show well worth watching for a round up and highlights of the worlds leagues incase anyone ahsn'ts een it before.

Probably better to wait till the season starts again though as currently it's only Brazil, Sweden and MLS they're able to show.

Still worth watching though
 

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I have always looked out for this film being shown on television but to my knowledge it has never been shown :( I suppose it must have been cack and the film probably hasn't survived the years.
The film is being shown on Channel 4 at 4.00 AM on Friday 25th July, too early for me so I will set the tape :sorted:
 

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Well, I watched it and it's certainly a period piece. Fast moving and some splendid accents. The action bits were fairly interesting, but the man in the bottom right hand corner doing the signing was a bit annoying!
 

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was on about two nights ago again when i got home pist. i love it, is it likely to be rereleased at the cinema?

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Searched up this thread...old though it is.

Just starting on London Live channel.
 

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Appears to be on at 13:40 rather than 3pm. Perhaps a change to the schedule
 

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It's been on Youtube for eight months. Just watched it. It's crap. One of our players gets murdered and has to miss the second half.
 

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It's been on Youtube for eight months. Just watched it. It's crap. One of our players gets murdered and has to miss the second half.
I notice that I became bored with this thread 15 years ago but it did bring back some happy memories of the banter over a "crap" film by some old contributors. I suppose that abee is now even older.
As was pointed out The Arsenal opposition was The Trojans (Brentford) and one of the team was played by Esmond Knight. This actor had actually lost his sight during the naval battle with the German battleship Bismark but obviously had regained enough vision to play the part of a Brentford footballer. Very realistic.
 

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I suppose that abee is now even older.
Yes I am but the alternative isn't much fun I guess.

Nostalgic thread and prompted me to dig out my 'Positively Brentford' turn to page 88
and remember fondly the times I spent holding Greta Gynt's photo in one hand.
 

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I notice that I became bored with this thread 15 years ago but it did bring back some happy memories of the banter over a "crap" film by some old contributors. I suppose that abee is now even older.
As was pointed out The Arsenal opposition was The Trojans (Brentford) and one of the team was played by Esmond Knight. This actor had actually lost his sight during the naval battle with the German battleship Bismark but obviously had regained enough vision to play the part of a Brentford footballer. Very realistic.
The film was made before the war in 1939. Knight was wounded by shrapnel on HMS Prince of Wales in the engagement with the Bismarck in 1941. He lost the sight in both eyes but it was restored slightly in one of them. I believe he had a glass eye to replace the other. After the war he had quite a successful acting career.

Yes, it wasn't a very good film.
 

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The film was made before the war in 1939. Knight was wounded by shrapnel on HMS Prince of Wales in the engagement with the Bismarck in 1941. He lost the sight in both eyes but it was restored slightly in one of them. I believe he had a glass eye to replace the other. After the war he had quite a successful acting career.

Yes, it wasn't a very good film.
A lucky escape in some respects, as PoW was sunk a few months later by the Japanese.
 

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Yes I am but the alternative isn't much fun I guess.

Nostalgic thread and prompted me to dig out my 'Positively Brentford' turn to page 88
and remember fondly the times I spent holding Greta Gynt's photo in one hand.
I'm impressed. You mean you have to lay her photo down and use two hands?
 

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