THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

1953: Cup, Coronation and Stanley Matthews

319 GreatFinalSixty years on, no cup final has yet matched the game in 1953 in which Blackpool beat Bolton 4-3 with a late intervention from the incomparable Stanley Matthews. In The Great English Final author David Tossell relates the full story of this famous day, weaving social and economic history with the tale of the game to great effect. Read more

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