1970-71 FA Cup Final Home player shirt long sleeve № 2 Chris
Lawler (signed Chris Lawler) -
1970-71 FA Cup Final Home player shirt long sleeve № 6 Emlyn
Hughes - image with site The Liverpool Shirts Museum
1970-71 FA Cup Final Home player
tracksuit top - not now good image
1970-71 FA Cup Final Home commemorative shirt long sleeve (made may
be 1972) - image with site The Liverpool Shirts Museum
Home players shirt
Years worn: 1971
In this design home shirt Liverpool in played in neutral FA Cup Final match versus
Arsenal, 1-2 a.e.t., 08.05.1971, at Wembley.
Surprisingly, but on a goalkeeper shirt for the FA Cup Final, for the first time in
history of Liverpool shirts the made factory Umbro, has appeared trade mark Umbro that was
not on shirts of field players. In what the reason of such difference, is unknown.
Was used a special one-off match embroidery in capital
letters "CUP FINAL 1971" on the chest of the shirt (left image with player
shirt). Right image with commemorative shirt.
Interesting fact: About Emlyn
Hughes FA Cup Final, shirt which written Michael Yip (www.liverpoolkits.com).
Emlyn Hughes' match worn Liverpool F.A. Cup Final 1971 shirt.
The shirt was originated from legend Ian Ross. Basically, Ian Ross had played in most of
the games during the 1970-1971 F.A. Cup run in as Emlyn Hughes was injured. However,
Shankly choose Emyln Hughes for the F.A. Cup Final 1971 and dropped Ian Ross. After the
game Emlyn Hughes gave Ian Ross his shirt. This came straight from Ian's mouth.
Featured Tommy Smith the skipper together with his sixteen
Liverpool teammates lining up together. If you have sharp eyes, you should spot them all
in the F.A. Cup Final 1971 one-off match shirt, but this photo was certainty not taken on
the pitch at Wembley Stadium on the aforesaid Cup Final match day. Was it a sort of
promotional event that every player put on the cup final kit?
How can see what for this FA Cup Final 1971 match, was 100%
made 15 shirts with special one-off match embroidery in capital letters for field players
an 2 shirts for goalkeepers.
Embroidered Umbro logo (black-white-red) on FA Cup Final home
goalkeeper shirt and on second (not can other named) home shorts.
Now have player shirts for FA Cup Final, with different
design Umbro label.
|| Black Umbro stamp on shirt.
On shirt also have black stamp text and Umbro logo, which are on a shirt in a
bottom, on the right. This stamp was and in away shirt, black color or yellow stamp on
home shrt from other seasons.
|| 1971 FA Cup Final Home commemorative shir
In left side page you also ca to see 1971 FA Cup Final home commemorative shirt
long sleeve. How you know Liverpool FC not made any replicas shirts prior to season
1978-1979. This also not retro shirt made now. If to see on Unbro label, this
commemorative shirt made maybe in 1923 or 1973 years., for heads of Liverpool FC club or
presentation. May be why know some more about this Cup Final replica shirt, please contact us.
The shirt shown here was sold on Ebay, Auctioned as a replica shirt,
Not from 1971 but a commemorative replica produced by Umbro in the late 70s.
The reason this just could not have been produced in 1971 is that in the early part
of the 70s there just wasn't a market for replica football shirts, Football shirts weren't
fashion items as they are now and certainly weren't sold in sports shops and department
stores as they are now, If you look at auctions for shirts from everywhere around the
world you will not find many if any at all from before the mid 70s.
In 1971 there just wasn't the market for them, If for some reason a replica shirt
was produced for sale the company, in this instance 'Umbro' would certainly not have
produced a special commemorative replica for one game only, this type of commercialism
only appeared in the late 70s to early 80s.
However, some suggest it could be a players issued 1971 cup final shirt, This can
be disproved when comparing the shirts in the images at the left and below, Images at the
left are from the replica shirt sold on ebay, image below is of John Toshack's spare cup
final jersey which was sold at auction in London in may 2002 for Ј1410.00, If you look
closely the differences show that the ebay shirt is definitely not a players issue
shirt,You will see the white collar is considerably thicker on the players issue shirt
than it is on the replica shirt on the left, The same applies to the shirt cuff which
again is a much thicker white band on the players issue shirt as opposed to the replica
shirt on the left.
Therefore I would say the shirt shown in images on the left is an 'Umbro' replica
shirt made a few years later than 1971 for 'retro' sales purposes.
The text is taken with nonexistent already site Kopcollector.
© Copyright of Site Kopcollector
On auction Bonhams, 22 December 2012 was sold 1971 FA Cup
Final player № 4 Tommy Smith shirt for 4,375 pound.
Liverpool v Arsenal 1971 FA Cup Kits
Ever wondered why in years gone by you often found two clubs battling it out in an
FA Cup semi final or final both in their away kits? (e.g. QPR v Spurs in 1982) Well, maybe
its only me then, but it did happen quite frequently in the 60s, 70s and 80s.
I found this snippet in a 1971 Birmingham City programme that casts some light on
the subject. It refers to the 1971 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Liverpool (the match
in which Charlie George helped the Gunners to a memorable double):
“Liverpool will play in their normal all-red strip at Wembley. That was the
surprise decision of the FA after a turnabout on their own rules. FA secretary Denis
Follows held a private toss of a coin with one of his assistants after deciding to waive
the rule which states:
- Where the colours of the two competing clubs are similar, both clubs must change
unless alternative arrangements are mutually agreed by the competing clubs. -
Liverpool were tails and won the toss. As a result they will play in their normal
red colours and Arsenal must change to their reserve strip of yellow and blue.”
So there you have it – the rule in those days was that if their was a clash both
clubs must change strips!
By John Devlin
© Copyright of site www.truecoloursfootballkits.com
Rule where the colours of the two competing clubs are
similar, both clubs must change unless alternative arrangements are mutually agreed by the
competing clubs. For Liverpool and other team was used in matches:
Liverpool-Arsenal, FA Cup Final, 29.04.1950.
Liverpool-Manchester United FA Cup Semi-Final, 31.03.1979.
Liverpool-Manchester United FA Cup Semi-Final Replay, 04.04.1979.
Only in season 1979-80, Liverpool played three FA Cup Semi-Final matches versus
Arsenal, teams by turns used the home and away kits.
This rule in other matches FA Cup Final or Semi-Final, work,
as and not work, how in match FA Cup Final Liverpool-Arsenal, 08.05.1971.
Bill Shankly's 1971 FA Cup final tracksuit top. (image
with site Pinterest www.pinterest.co.uk)