FA severely attacks Sunderland which opens a question of pay for star footballers.
FA Suspends Sunderland football club directors and players which rises the question of fair pay to footballers. GV. Floodlit stadium, game in progress at Roker Park, Sunderland. CU. Boys in crowd. GV. Attack on a goal. CU. Name plate 'Mr Ditchburn' on bottom of portrait, pan up to portrait. SV. Interior, Cardiff dressing room. CU. Chisholm. CU. Trevor Ford. SV. Bill Symon talking to Sunderland Chairman Mr Ditchburn, lead in for voices, then natural sound. SCU Bill Symon asking (natural sound) what action will he take to overturn suspension. CU Mr Ditchburn answering, that he will do everything in his power o fight FA decision. Natural sound ends after that. SV. Duncan Edwards going through German defence to score a goal in Germany. SV. Ball coming across goal area at Wembley stadium, Tommy Taylor dashes it to head a lovely goal. SV. Towards, Stanley Matthews tricking a full back at Wembley. SCU. Billy Wright heading a ball in training. LV. Jimmy Hill, Chairman of Players' Union, sitting, talking to Bill Symon at Craven Cottage - lead in for natural sound. SCU Bill Symon asking Jimmy Hill how does Sunderland affair affects Players' Union. He answers that FA rules should change - if there is money in the game, players should be able to receive it. End of natural sound with close up of Jimmy Hill. SV. Ted Ditchburn Spurs player, in his ticket agency. CU. Man using a tool, pan up to show it is Tom Finney of Preston - according to paperwork, he is a plumber. CU. Tom Finney. SV. Mortensen, former Blackpool player, in his tobacco and fancy goods shop. CU. Stanley Mortensen. CU. Sign over door "Romford". Pan down to show Stanley Matthews coming out - he is in hotel business. LV. Towards, Ron Burgess at Swansea ground coaching - he is currently Swansea team manager. CU. Ron Burgess. SV. Ted Drake talking to Chelsea crowd with his team round him after winning championship - he is in club management LV. FA (Football Association) headquarters. SV. Sir Stanley Rause sitting at his desk as Walter Winterbotham comes into room. CU. Sir Stanley. SV. Ball being pushed through and John Charles running on to it at Wembley. SCU. Crowd. LV. Half back pushes ball through to Charles in Ireland and Charles runs on to it. SV. Charles tearing through the defence with the ball, passes and the winger cracks it home. GV. Crowds assembling outside football ground and running along the pavement. CU. People getting programmes. GV. Along pavement, crowds. GV. Outside grounds, queues filling towards turnstiles. GV. Crowd outside Tottenham football ground. GV. Massed crowd inside large football ground.
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