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Author Topic: The birth of English Football  (Read 2832 times)

Offline exigo

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Re: The birth of English Football
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2020, 06:47:53 PM »
Watched the first couple of episodes. Decent enough, and I'll take any sport going at the moment.

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Re: The birth of English Football
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2020, 07:02:58 PM »
I've watched four episodes but I think that is more down to boredom than the quality of the show. It's Downtonesque in its observations on the upper and working classes and various associated clichés and stereotypes but the football angle makes it a tad more interesting for me.

Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: The birth of English Football
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2020, 08:50:38 AM »
I liked it. I hope they follow it up with the birth of the football league and all the Villa related stuff.

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Re: The birth of English Football
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2020, 09:38:58 AM »
I've watched four episodes but I think that is more down to boredom than the quality of the show. It's Downtonesque in its observations on the upper and working classes and various associated clichés and stereotypes but the football angle makes it a tad more interesting for me.

I do get the impression that sport was very much class based at that time and into early part of the 20th century.  There was the gentlemen and players divide in cricket and the tensions in rugby union which eventually led to the northern clubs breaking away and forming rugby league. 

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Re: The birth of English Football
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2020, 10:54:51 AM »
Watched the first episode. It’s okay. One thing that stood out is the goalkeeping is badly acted.

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Re: The birth of English Football
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2020, 11:37:24 AM »
It's no Murphy's Mob

Offline exigo

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Re: The birth of English Football
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2020, 12:01:11 PM »
Or Jossy's Giants.

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: The birth of English Football
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2020, 10:44:13 PM »
Watched the first episode. It’s okay. One thing that stood out is the goalkeeping is badly acted.
They should have got a real pro like Stallone.

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Re: The birth of English Football
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2020, 10:50:02 PM »
Watched the first episode. It’s okay. One thing that stood out is the goalkeeping is badly acted.
The rest is ok too.  Great casting.
Agree about the goalkeeping.

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Re: The birth of English Football
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2020, 03:15:52 PM »
I've watched 4 episodes now and can safely say it is shite.

Offline exigo

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Re: The birth of English Football
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2020, 05:53:40 PM »
I've watched 4 episodes now and can safely say it is shite.

I'm four in now as well. Each one seems to get slowly worse.

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Re: The birth of English Football
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2020, 06:13:35 PM »
Not great but nice to see Blackburn and Darwen get a bit of exposure. Shout-out to the Carthusians too.

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Re: The birth of English Football
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2020, 10:01:19 AM »
Watched the first episode. It’s okay. One thing that stood out is the goalkeeping is badly acted.

I watched the first three episodes last night with my wife.  She loves a historical drama, and the fact that it was based around her neck of the woods helped.  I watched it more in hope than expectation, but was pleasantly surprised at how decent it was.

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Re: The birth of English Football
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2020, 04:02:26 AM »
It wasn't a bad drama, easy to watch. Just a shame it was factually incorrect, which spoilt it a bit for me, but if you aren't worried about that it is ok.   

 


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