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Offline travellingman

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Football Films
« on: July 22, 2019, 06:52:16 PM »
Getting bored waiting for the new season to start? Fed up reading about transfer speculation that goes nowhere?
If so, why not catch up on a few football related films.
The Facebook page of a charity raising website I manage has been running a series highlighting such films.
We have now looked at eleven and will probably have highlighted between 15-20 before season kick off.
These have been popular with fans around the country who have taken a peak.
If interested at checking out go to www.*advertising*.co.uk and click on the Facebook link.

Have a great year back in the PL but try not to beat my team BHA. I certainly hope to get to Villa Park again.

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019, 07:55:44 PM »
Got to say every drama type football film 🎞 s so cheesy. Pure dislike of escape as I can’t stand Ipswich

Online cdbullyweefan

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 07:59:00 PM »
The link isn't about football films?

The best I can think of, off the top of my head, is The Damned United.

Considerjng rge popularity of the sport, there are relatively few decent football films. I can think of more baseball films that I enjoy and I don't even like baseball. Boxing seems to be the best sport for cinema.

Offline timeoutbigbar

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 08:03:46 PM »
I quite liked the film adaption of Fever Pitch.  No great love for Arsenal but I think it goes beyond that, particularly the book.

Offline Sleeuwenhoek

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2019, 09:21:30 PM »
I quite liked Jimmy Grimble, is that bad?

Offline Havencheese

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2019, 09:27:00 PM »
Good old Gregory's Girl. Not really a football film but I always thought those scenes in Kes with the PE class were very authentic. I can also recall that 80's TV series The Manageress.

Offline robbo1874

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2019, 09:28:33 PM »
The first ‘Firm’ with Gary Oldman as Bex was good.

There’s a scene I think was filmed at Selhurst Park, where you can hear Villa chants in the background.

Online luke95

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2019, 09:31:11 PM »
Marvellous.... was a great football themed film.

Offline Breezeblock

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2019, 09:36:24 PM »
Not a football film but I have a vague recollection as a kid in the '70's watching a series called "Striker" about a kid joining a junior football team on the sly 'cos his dad was a failed pro footballer all bitter and twisted and not wanting his son to follow in his footsteps.  Or I might have dreamt that - i've been to bed since :D

Offline FrankyH

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2019, 09:39:53 PM »
Not a film , but a TV series from the 80's, Murphy's Mob. I remember watching it , but couldn't tell you now if was any good.


Online john e

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2019, 09:47:22 PM »
Mike Bassett England Manager


Offline Meanwood Villa

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2019, 10:19:33 PM »
If we're including tv shows what about Jossie's giants?

Offline Axl Rose

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2019, 10:21:28 PM »
How about ID?

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2019, 10:30:25 PM »
I fucking love you Gumbo

Offline Smirker

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2019, 10:32:15 PM »
Mike Bassett England Manager

That's a great film. Love it. Very accurate.