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I saw Wolves lose 4-1 in 1939 FA Cup final

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: May 17, 2014

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I AM 84 years old and was fortunate enough, when I was 9 years old, to go to Wembley for the Wolves v Portsmouth FA Cup final in 1939.

Wolves lost 4-1 and Stan Cullis was captain. Wolves had lots of guest players due to all the players being in the services at the time.

Then after the war I was having to do my National Service and saw matches when I could. I stood all day and night for a Cup Final ticket for Wolves v Leicester. Wolves won 3-1with Jessie Pye scoring two goals and Sammy Smythe one. I saw all the matches at home and some away when we won the league. I was fortunate to see all the floodlight matches which put Wolves on the TV map and then Wembley again – Wolves v Blackburn. Wolves won 3-0, that was the time to watch the real Wolves teams.

I relished watching a true and great Wolves team. I am happy they won the 1st Division, but they shouldn't have been in that league in the first place with all the talent they had.

I followed Wolves for more than 50 years, home and away, when it was possible to see all the great players from 1939-78. What a dream!

Mr W. Lowbridge,

59 Burcot Ave, Eastfield, Wolverhampton.

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