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A Running Commentary on the Semi-final tie of the F.A. Cup Competition. Relayed from the Leicester City Football Ground.
Commentator, Mr. GEORGE F. ALLISON.

Note: Manchester, Leeds-Bradford, Sheffield and Hull Stations will broadcast a running commentary by Mr. F. STACEY LINTOTT on the second semi-final -
Sheffield United v. Huddersfield Town.

THE broadcasting of the semi-final ties of the F.A. Cup will be particularly welcome because the matches are played in neutral areas. Thus, in the match at Leicester, London will be vastly interested in her sole representative, The Arsenal, and Lancashire equally keen to follow the fate of their opponents, Blackburn Rovers.
Two Yorkshire clubs, Sheffield United and Huddersfield Town, meet in the other tie and have to leave their county to play at Manchester. This match, by the way, is regarded in football circles as a foregone conclusion-and therefore the more likely to produce, the inevitable 'Cup surprise.' There have been teams in the past as great as are Huddersfield today, who have been bundled out of the Cup competition in a manner totally incomprehensible. This season in a League match Huddersfield have beaten the Sheffield side by 7-1, and recent history indicates that Huddersfield can beat them when and how they like. Yet these certainties have a habit of mysteriously collapsing, and it is a fact that, by the genius of their captain, Gillespie, Sheffield United won the Cup three years ago with a team inferior to that of today.
The Arsenal are the only club of the four who have never won the Cup, while the Rovers have won it five times. The recent Cup experience of the London team, however, who reached Wembley last April to lose by a goal, should be very valuable.


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