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Football Films

By reximus18/10/2021 19:13Mon Oct 18 19:13:21 2021

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Mostly on DVD.

What am I missing?

Escape to Victory
The Three Kings
The Damned United
I Believe in Miracles
Gregory's Girl
Fever Pitch
Bend it Like Beckham
Mike Bassett, England Manager
Kingsmeadow*
Sixty Six (available now on Netflix - it's superb)
Green Street Elite (I, II & III)
Don't Take Me Home (Wales only!)
The English Game (available now on Netflix - it's okay)

* Essential viewing for any newer Ks fans

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By Southampton K21/10/2021 21:33Thu Oct 21 21:33:04 2021In response to Football FilmsTop of thread

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I would add Scum and ID to the list, particularly the latter.


Paul
Southampton K

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By ScunnyK20/10/2021 14:45Wed Oct 20 14:45:53 2021In response to Football FilmsTop of thread

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I'm really surprised that "The Arsenal Stadium Mystery" has not been mentioned. Made in 1939, the action parts were filmed at a match in 1939 between Arsenal and Brentford in the last match before the outbreak of WW2. It features George Allison, the Arsenal manager and a couple of players and is great fun if utterly preposterous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE54uwxnaqE

Secondly, and much more seriously, is Tom Stoppard's TV film "Professional Foul" which is possibly Stoppard's first serious piece about human rights.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTt09jaz-PQ&list=PL7xszGpzMSEfM7NWwaf5JHDplq5YG9bK8

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By reximus21/10/2021 23:25Thu Oct 21 23:25:24 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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"The Arsenal Stadium Mystery" - utterly preposterous.

Yup. But thank you,

The 1939 management of head injury and concussion - smelling salts and a clap on the back!

rex

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By Paddy (Paddy1)20/10/2021 14:42Wed Oct 20 14:42:14 2021In response to Football FilmsTop of thread

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May have been said below & I missed it:

Football Factory

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By Iang21/10/2021 15:32Thu Oct 21 15:32:52 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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...and Don't even start me on the Mockney nonsense of Green street

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By Morgs19/10/2021 17:36Tue Oct 19 17:36:43 2021In response to Football FilmsTop of thread

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I've not seen many soccer films, but I've never seen an even passably entertaining or informative one. The most entertaining football film is Bruce Beresford's 1980 adaptation of David Williamson's play, "The Club", in which most of the Football stereotypes probably still apply. Graham Kennedy's good in just about anything and John Howard is terrific as the arrogant Billy Big Balls recruit from a lower level.

"This Sporting Life" might still be the best football film, but it's not really about football - RL in that case.

I theorise that soccer is very much a team game where, goalie apart, the scope for individual brilliance is limited. In England, there's also the small problem of 99% of players being one-dimensional, monosyllabic proles of the lowest order.

Most of the small number of very good, or even great, sports films are about baseball. "Bull Durham" is a great film. "Moneyball" isn't far behind. "Eight Men Out" and "Field of Dreams" are very good.

Raging Bull? Very good, but over-rated. Chariots of Fire perhaps ditto.

I still think "Pumping Iron" and "When We Were Kings" are the best documentaries.

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By Butler18/10/2021 23:49Mon Oct 18 23:49:47 2021In response to Football FilmsTop of thread

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When Saturday Comes
There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble
Cass

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By Filipo19/10/2021 10:15Tue Oct 19 10:15:40 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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Mr Butler I can’t believe you’ve missed out Mean Machine!

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By Butler22/10/2021 00:59Fri Oct 22 00:59:03 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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Neither can I Philip, very disappointed in myself!

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By ollie18/10/2021 21:16Mon Oct 18 21:16:35 2021In response to Football FilmsTop of thread

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Kes

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By reximus19/10/2021 10:36Tue Oct 19 10:36:32 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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Looking for Eric
(also Ken Loach)

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By David Crawt19/10/2021 13:13Tue Oct 19 13:13:26 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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'Stan's Last Game'.

Not exactly a film but a 'Play for Today', or was it 'Playhouse', TV show which was filmed at our old Richmond Road ground.

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By reximus19/10/2021 15:40Tue Oct 19 15:40:59 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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I need to see if Mr Windy Hat can help me with that

rex

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By David Crawt19/10/2021 16:12Tue Oct 19 16:12:28 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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We were actually discussing it on here a few months back.

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By K's196019/10/2021 16:36Tue Oct 19 16:36:29 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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It wasn't a film but I do believe a Wycombe Wanderers game at Loaks Park, slope included featuring K's and Tony Slade
on film for a young persons programme. Does that count ? I think 1960s if memory serves. When K's had a very good team.

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By Berkshire Hoops19/10/2021 21:40Tue Oct 19 21:40:21 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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I recall Michael Palin playing a frustrated fan on telly. I can't remember the title but after every game he would say for example " seven one. Seven bloody one".
Thoughts anyone.

Keith.

Why worry, be happy.

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By K's196020/10/2021 09:47Wed Oct 20 09:47:05 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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No thoughts but it does remind me August 1956 when K's beat Corinthian Casuals 7-1, great times.

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By Newt (newt1)19/10/2021 22:32Tue Oct 19 22:32:19 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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It was an episode called " Golden Gordon" from the series called "Ripping Yarns". And it was 8-1, eight bloody one!!!!!
If you ask him nicely I'm sure Rex will be able to tell you the line-up of the team. (Barnstoneworth United).

COME ON YOU Ks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Newt

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By Berkshire Hoops20/10/2021 11:10Wed Oct 20 11:10:48 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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Thank you to all in bringing back some memories.

Keith.

Why worry, be happy.

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By reximus20/10/2021 09:43Wed Oct 20 09:43:24 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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Barnestoneworth Utd: Yorkshire Premier League Cup team 1922

Haggerty F
Haggerty R
Tomkins
Noble
Carrick
Dobson
Dewhurst
Crapper
McIntyre
Treadmore
Davitt

Davitt scored two in't last minute, and Frank Haggerty saved a penalty !

[Edit: the whole episode is available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O1pH-NEa6I&t=301s]

rex

Edited by reximus at 09:43:59 on 20th October 2021
Edited by reximus at 09:46:23 on 20th October 2021

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By Newt (newt1)20/10/2021 10:20Wed Oct 20 10:20:50 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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Cheers Rex!

By the way, I was checking the spelling of Barnstoneworth on t'net and found that there are several Barnstoneworth United football clubs around the world in honour of Michael Palin's team.

COME ON YOU Ks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Newt

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By David Crawt20/10/2021 16:20Wed Oct 20 16:20:04 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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I saw a film a couple of months ago called ’Cup Fever’.
It was made in 1965 and was about a kids team making their way to a cup final.
A very young Susan George was in this and Bernard Cribbins played a Policeman who managed to get the team into Old Trafford to train with the Man Utd team.
Lots of top players, such as George Best and Bobby Charlton, can be seen in the training shots.

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By reximus21/10/2021 21:33Thu Oct 21 21:33:40 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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I saw a film a couple of months ago called ’Cup Fever’.

https://youtu.be/dYDBKTiva2g

Thank you, what a delight! The Children's Film Foundation - I'd forgotten.

We should bring back wooden rattles.

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By ScunnyK22/10/2021 20:57Fri Oct 22 20:57:20 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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Talking of TV or films aimed at children or young people, I've just remembered a 1986 BBC series called "Jossy's Giants" which was written by the great Sid Waddell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OijWO2iCK08

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By Butler23/10/2021 09:28Sat Oct 23 09:28:55 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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I wasn’t born until 1986 so sadly never got to watch Jossy’s Giants but the theme tune was adapted into a chant for K’s legend Simon Stewart!

Although I do just about remember a cartoon from the 90’s called the Hurricanes that always had some kind of problem to solve before their match.

https://youtu.be/56ofjCI7QmA

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By Nick Garland23/10/2021 11:12Sat Oct 23 11:12:34 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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Jossy’s Giants has triggered my memory of another children’s series on ITV in the early to mid 1980s called Murphy’s Mob.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphy%27s_Mob

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4YXfPNF5sY

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By David Crawt21/10/2021 21:45Thu Oct 21 21:45:00 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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“We should bring back rattles”

I found a plastic rattle / clacker in a charity shop in Spain.
It was two tone brown until I got the red and white paint out and transformed it into a red & white hooped rattle.

I've taken it to a couple of games already but, now that it's completely finished, I intend to take it every time, starting with Folkestone on Saturday.

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By Morgs20/10/2021 19:22Wed Oct 20 19:22:01 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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"A very young Susan George"!?
Quite some irony that it's a football film. Must be the only time in the 60s or 70s that she didn't get her kit off... assuming she didn't.
Next thing you'll be telling me there's a film of similar vintage in which Helen Mirren & Jenny Agutter kept their clothes on.

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By David Crawt21/10/2021 11:09Thu Oct 21 11:09:35 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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She would have been about 15 in this film.

Apparently, about 4 years later, she had a fling with George Best.

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By Berkshire Hoops21/10/2021 11:17Thu Oct 21 11:17:56 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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I agree. Even in the Railway Children Jenny took off her underwear and stopped a train!!!

Keith.

Why worry, be happy.

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By Perth WA Ks21/10/2021 15:43Thu Oct 21 15:43:50 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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Saw an Iranian film recently about girls dressing as blokes to get into a World Cup qualifier.

Most of the action was outside the entrance.

Never did get the title, but interesting to see the different culture.

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By Perth WA Ks21/10/2021 15:48Thu Oct 21 15:48:49 2021In response to Re: Football FilmsTop of thread

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Looked it up, called Offside. Out 2006.

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