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Offline Axl Rose

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2019, 10:34:20 PM »
I fucking love you Gumbo

Ha! Yes! Didn't Gumbo have a dart sticking out of his face at one point?

Offline Damo70

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2019, 11:36:05 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.


I think one of the reasons The Damned United was so good was because to the best of my recollection it didn't show that much football. It is the on pitch action sequences which usually lets down a football film.

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2019, 11:39:51 PM »

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2019, 07:22:01 AM »
Green Street 2

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2019, 07:47:20 AM »
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.

Always remember that. From what little they showed of the actual game, it definitely wasn't us playing, which was strange, because the chants were ours.

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2019, 07:54:30 AM »


Superb. The winner of the thread. I showed Kes to a Japanese media class at university. Surprisingly, they liked it alot, but needed subtitles. So did I, to be fair.

It's hilarious when the teacher demands that the penalty be retaken, and later sends off a student for using bad language!

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2019, 08:47:57 AM »
The Comic Strip did a short film about a footballer coming out as gay. The football scenes were filmed at Loftus Road and we were away to QPR that day.

Offline Exeter 77

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2019, 09:35:59 AM »
No thread on football films can be complete without a mention of Escape To Victory. I've always been surprised that Alan Brazil doesn't use most of the Ipswich squad filming it in the summer of 1980 as an excuse for them not winning the league the following season rather than admitting to being beaten by the superior team.

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2019, 10:08:36 AM »
There was the Ripping Yarns film.

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2019, 10:20:33 AM »
Personally I'm still fond of Sean Bean's masterwork, When Saturday Comes (before he was contractually obliged to die in everything). Not least because I was in the crowd as they filmed the climatic scene where he scores the winning penalty against Manchester United at Bramall Lane, and also because I like Pete Postelthwaite.

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2019, 12:29:27 PM »
I used to work with a guy called Tim who was from Yorkshire who was a friend of Sean Bean's. Tim and Sean Bean were also mates with Chris Walker who has been in loads of stuff including playing the goalkeeper in The Manageress. I met Chris Walker when he came out to Tenerife to visit Tim. Sean Bean didn't come to visit.

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2019, 12:35:11 PM »
I liked The Firm all those years ago, it may not have dated very well, but Villa feature in it too, though you have to listen carefully.

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2019, 12:39:01 PM »
Personally I'm still fond of Sean Bean's masterwork, When Saturday Comes (before he was contractually obliged to die in everything). Not least because I was in the crowd as they filmed the climatic scene where he scores the winning penalty against Manchester United at Bramall Lane, and also because I like Pete Postelthwaite.

Classic scene!


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Re: Football Films
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2019, 02:54:46 PM »
The Bromley Boys is fun.

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Re: Football Films
« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2019, 03:03:04 PM »
A 1972 masterpiece from Jack Rosenthal.



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