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Q: 2022 Summer Transfer Window - How many 1st team players will we sign before August 6th
a. None as Sullivan will wait until the last week before he gets his scattergun out the cupboard
24%
  
b. A couple of freebies paraded as superstars, usual hype to follow
24%
  
c. I'm more optimistic as surely they know we need to strengthen, 3-4 with decent money spent.
48%
  
d. Who gives a toss as we have a great squad already, I've already ordered the new replica kit, socks and all and can't wait to wear it at our first game, down the pub of course, I bleed claret & blue
3%
  



gph 12:42 Mon Jun 20
Actors and football
Are they all shit at it?

Any drama where a game is played, and for some reason they don't use actual footage of a proper game, it is completely obvious that they aren't real footballers.

It's not even good amateur standard.

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Mad Dog 8:17 Wed Jun 22
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Diary of a teenage health freak was also filmed at boleyn ground. Our match v Charlton athletic was apparently the fa cup semi final (according to the show)

billywhitehorse 7:24 Wed Jun 22
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cholo 10:03 Mon Jun 20
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I remember vaguely a film or TV programme being filmed at the Boleyn in the 90s, can anyone jog my memory?

Was this the one with George Cole as an ex West Ham player?
He went and sat in the empty stadium, in the lower West near where I had my season ticket.

MrTrentReznor 6:21 Wed Jun 22
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cholo 10:03 Mon Jun 20
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I remember vaguely a film or TV programme being filmed at the Boleyn in the 90s, can anyone jog my memory?

Scenes of Green Street (2005) were filmed at the Boleyn.

Nicey 2:45 Wed Jun 22
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chevy chase 7:06 Mon Jun 20
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That keeper in Escape to Victory

Played by Rocky I think. Terrible on crosses, kept punching it

Amputee Actor 5:39 Tue Jun 21
Speaking of Actors and football...
I've got a good Left foot.



My Right, alas...

WHU(Exeter) 5:17 Tue Jun 21
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Cholo - 0:03 Mon Jun 20

Wasn't that one about the young girl struggling to make ends meet to bring up her kid?

Passerby66 6:54 Mon Jun 20
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Believe he trained for a year with Jake LaMotta and won some actual fights. Read once that he was possibly in the top 20 middleweights in the USA by the end of it.

Absolutely no chance of of being a top 20 middleweight after one year's training mate. De Niro never even had a pro fight or it would be listed in Boxrec

ragingbull 6:31 Mon Jun 20
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Ian Mcshane,yesterday's hero,dad played for Manu.

Lato 5:28 Mon Jun 20
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Footballers Wives never had any football scenes at all. Only the pre match build up and post match post mortem as Earls Park FC were pretty shit if I remember rightly. Then we got, the Wife cheating/beating, the drink, drug taking etc..... a bit like East Enders really!

cholo 3:08 Mon Jun 20
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Soccer dog European Cup is probably one of the worst football films ever made, however not the worst thing Nick Moran ever appeared in.

stewey 2:02 Mon Jun 20
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Dee Hepburn, Gregory’s girl .
She had it all.

zico 1:52 Mon Jun 20
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Sean Connery wasn't too bad - The 007 actor was once offered a trial with semi-professional football club East Fife in Scotland. When he was 23 he was also offered a £25 a week contract by the then Manchester United manager Matt Busby, which he turned down to pursue his acting career.

Sven Roeder 1:34 Mon Jun 20
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Expecting an actor to perform like a professional footballer is a bit like expecting Harry Kane to get up on stage as Hamlet

In most cases they are better off using real film of games from a distance.
Stephen Graham was very good as Billy Bremner in The Damned United and although he was 36 so not too far from the right age he didnt look like a professional footballer. Even allowing for the body shapes of SOME 70's footballers

I guess most films dont have the time for actors to follow De Niros example in Raging Bull.
Believe he trained for a year with Jake LaMotta and won some actual fights. Read once that he was possibly in the top 20 middleweights in the USA by the end of it.
Then he went to Italy and ate himself from 145lbs to 215 for the later scenes.

Far Cough 1:25 Mon Jun 20
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Michael Caine, born in Rotherhithe brought up in Southwark, should have been 'Wall

El Scorchio 1:23 Mon Jun 20
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It also doesn't help that most of the time they are in an empty stadium so they have to use weird camera angles and shots which are alien to us as viewers, and that really detracts from the reality.

And as for shit like Ted Lasso, they do stupid unrealistic things anyway which insult the viewers intelligence like that 'NFL' formation which laughably led to a goal in the show when clearly in reality they'd have conceded one, or the idea of someone scoring from a free kick from the halfway line or whatever.

Burnhammeronsea 1:21 Mon Jun 20
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Apologies to everyone for mentioning Escape to Victory again but to portray the lead character Michael Caine as a West Ham player showed that we were massive then. No other London team mentioned. Not a lot of people know that.

Mad Dog 1:05 Mon Jun 20
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Side of ham. I did and that was my first thought when I saw this thread.

MaryMillingtonsGhost 1:03 Mon Jun 20
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ludo21 1:00

The World Cup - A Captains Tale.

ludo21 1:00 Mon Jun 20
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Not seen it for a long time but there was a good film with the late, great Dennis Waterman in it and based on a true story about West Auckland FC winning the first 'World Cup' in the early 1900s.

Probably 30-40 years old now and WA were supposed to be a team of 'cloggers' in any case but that seemed quite authentic. WA were invited to join the international competition when they were mistaken for Woolwich Arsenal.

Can't actually remember the title of the film but worth catching if you can.

legrandefromage 12:51 Mon Jun 20
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Final Score was filmed at Upton Park - but in 2016

mallard 12:45 Mon Jun 20
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Vinny Jones in Mean Machine


Not sure what was worse, his acting or football skills!

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