Videos tagged with football
Amelia Russell and James Weir interview Ben Clarvis about his life as a player on the youth team. We hear about how he got started, and what his training involves.
It's said that Hugh's first ever spoken word was "Argyle" but when it came to getting married, he had to fix the date before the club fixture list was published. The day turned out to coincide with a home game, so Hugh was in a dilemma. Fortunately the bride was also a fan, so they got the ceremony over in time for some of the guests to get to the match. But Hugh isn't telling whether he was able to join them!
Dave Boobler saw his first Argyle match in 1945 and is a truly diehard Plymouth Argyle supporter. Here he tells some stories about more than half a century of supporting "The Pilgrims". For example, Dave remembers improving his view of the match by standing on the edge of a bomb crater on the terraces. He told his stories to Lucy Unwin, Ryan Heath, Joseph Dash and Sam Beneteau. 8 year old Lucy asked the questions and the boys directed and operated the camera.
In 1966 Derek Cattani was working as an FA photographer and had already spent a lot of time taking photos of the England team training in the run-up to the tournament. He remembers the early matches of the tournament and the expectation on the England team's shoulders.
Derek Cattani started working for as the Football Association's film librarian and worked alongside the England manager Alf Ramsey filming the team's training sessions and then those and other films of England’s performances and their opponents to help Ramsey develop tactics in the three years leading up to 1966. He also made Alf very nice cups of tea! Here he recalls how he got one memorable shot of Alf and his team in hysterics watching one of the films he had shot of Nobby Stiles played backwards which ended up in the Daily Mail.