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The thread from garethwrexy on comedy football films got me thinking.

How many fictional football teams have there been in films, or on television? And what grounds were they filmed at?

I'm not putting my 'thinking cap' on, but a few examples:

'Dream Team' & Harchester United.

'Ripping Yarns' & Barnstoneworth United.

Erm...The 'Frost' series featured a team called Denton United.

On 'Eastenders' a few years ago there was an Irish lad, who was a young pro with Walford United?

The series called 'The Manageress', which starred Cherie Lunghie, I can't recall the team name.

In the late seventies, can't recall the name, their was a kids programme, about a boys football team, I'm sure some of it was filmed at Chesham United.



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Erm...The 'Frost' series featured a team called Denton United.


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Two different episodes shot at the ground, which changed quite a bit in the time between them. I was in the crowd for the 2nd one - a 4-0 win against Kettering. Still the biggest Halifax win I've seen.


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The thread from garethwrexy on comedy football films got me thinking.

How many fictional football teams have there been in films, or on television? And what grounds were they filmed at?

I'm not putting my 'thinking cap' on, but a few examples:

'Dream Team' & Harchester United.

'Ripping Yarns' & Barnstoneworth United.

Erm...The 'Frost' series featured a team called Denton United.

On 'Eastenders' a few years ago there was an Irish lad, who was a young pro with Walford United?

The series called 'The Manageress', which starred Cherie Lunghie, I can't recall the team name.

In the late seventies, can't recall the name, their was a kids programme, about a boys football team, I'm sure some of it was filmed at Chesham United.



Jossie's Giants? think some was filmed at Vicarage Road and some at the Baseball Ground - written by Sid Waddell?

There was the book 'Striker' which may have been adapted to telly - but I think the team was Brandon - so is that fictional?


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Jossie's Giants? think some was filmed at Vicarage Road and some at the Baseball Ground - written by Sid Waddell?



Jossy's Giants (featuring Glipton Giants and rivals Glipton Grasshoppers) was indeed written by Sid Waddell, but the Watford/Derby connection is another show, Murphy's Mob set around professional club Denmore United.

I've been trying to think of the name of the team managed by Cherie Lunghi in 'The Manageress' (filmed Reading), but even Wikipedia has failed me, so I'll just add Gasforth Town from 'The Thin Blue Line'! I remember a copy of Groundtastic establishing where the latter was filmed (Polytechnic FC?), and can add that Barnstoneworth's home ground was Salts FC.

Oh, and it's Walford Town...


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The thread from garethwrexy on comedy football films got me thinking.

How many fictional football teams have there been in films, or on television? And what grounds were they filmed at?



A Shot at Glory featuring Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Brian Cox, Ally McCoist. Soundtrack by Mark Knopfler

Village team Kilnockie try to get to their first Scottish FA Cup final.

Filmed in Straiton, Dumbarton, Dumfries, Kilmarnock and Hampden.


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Over at the IMDB forums is the following with regards to The Manageress:

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The programme was very careful to never name any team; always referring to "we," "us," "them," or "that lot." This allowed them free reign to tackle themes of racism, corruption, and performance enhancing drugs without worrying about being sued.

The ground used for filming was Reading FC's Elm Park.




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Over at the IMDB forums is the following with regards to The Manageress:

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The programme was very careful to never name any team; always referring to "we," "us," "them," or "that lot." This allowed them free reign to tackle themes of racism, corruption, and performance enhancing drugs without worrying about being sued.

The ground used for filming was Reading FC's Elm Park.




So it was a Spanish or Italian team then?


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There was a football soap in the late 60s called 'United'. Twice weekly half hour episodes but I can't remember any more. Hopefully someone will as it's now starting to annoy me!



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Jossie's Giants? think some was filmed at Vicarage Road and some at the Baseball Ground - written by Sid Waddell?



Jossy's Giants (featuring Glipton Giants and rivals Glipton Grasshoppers) was indeed written by Sid Waddell, but the Watford/Derby connection is another show, Murphy's Mob set around professional club Denmore United.

I've been trying to think of the name of the team managed by Cherie Lunghi in 'The Manageress' (filmed Reading), but even Wikipedia has failed me, so I'll just add Gasforth Town from 'The Thin Blue Line'! I remember a copy of Groundtastic establishing where the latter was filmed (Polytechnic FC?), and can add that Barnstoneworth's home ground was Salts FC.

Oh, and it's Walford Town...



of course it was - not sure if it was that one in particular but some used real footage - mainly for build to a goal - then cut to some actor scoring on take 27


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In Corrie Weatherfield Rovers(?) are a Conference team.


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In the manageress the team was never named. Home games were at Reading and a number of away games were at Oxford.

The 1970's series filmed at Chesham was written by Kenneth Cope (Coronation St, Brookside, Randell and Hopkirk, etc). A number of players were from a team he formed himself and played in one of the local kids league around Oxford. I remember going to a Cup Final at Islip where my Aunt presented the Cup and Kenneth Copes's side were in the final.

Just found this on the net

"But it is for playing the eponymous ghost, Marty Hopkirk in Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) that Kenneth Cope is best known. He also created the BBC children's drama series, Striker, and has twice been a restauranteur, owning 'Martha's Kitchen' in the '70s, and more recently 'L'Epicure', both in Oxfordshire.
Most recent work includes stage productions of Safe In Your Hands at the Belgrade Theatre and Ark Angel at the Wales Playhouse.
Ken lives in Oxford with his actress wife Renny Lister, whom he met and married when they worked together in Coronation Street in 1961, she played his girlfriend Jean Stark. The couple both write plays for television. They have three grown up children; Martha, an actress and two sons Mark and Nicky who perform in a band called Candy Skins and have recently released their fourth album in the USA."


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There was a comedy about kids football called 'The Cup' on BBC2 last autumn, with some scenes filmed at Atherton LR's Crilly Park.

Early afternoon soap Doctors featured a story about a player at Letherbridge Town, who appeared to be groundsharing with Alvechurch.


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How can Bostock's Cup not be mentioned to date. The story of the 25th anniversary of Bostock Stanley winning the FA Cup (using some old Sunderland footage) managed by Bertie Masson (Tim Healy - surprisingly playing a Geordie) .
The home team used Aldershot as their base although Bostock's location was never actually revealed.

The funniest football film. Bar none. Scandalously ITV have refused petitions to re-screen the programme.


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And who cant forget the utterly forgettable time when a girl outshone all the blokes in Gregory's Girl.



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and what about Arsenal's opponents The Trojans in The Highbury Stadium Mystery


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and what about Arsenal's opponents The Trojans in The Highbury Stadium Mystery



I think The Trojans were players from Oxford University, and other rep sides ?. I sure I read it in the history of Oxford University Football Club.

Harry Enfield's Charlie Charlie Charles sketch is a take on that film, I think.


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and what about Arsenal's opponents The Trojans in The Highbury Stadium Mystery



I think The Trojans were players from Oxford University, and other rep sides ?. I sure I read it in the history of Oxford University Football Club.

Harry Enfield's Charlie Charlie Charles sketch is a take on that film, I think.


I'm fairly sure that The Trojans were actually Brentford - Pegasus was the Oxford/ Cambridge unis teams I think?


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right on both counts. Pegasus were of course the great Oxbridge side and yes, it was footage of The Arsenal v Brentford used in the film


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The film was years before Pegasus was formed.

The Trojans were Oxford and Cambridge players

From

http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/454405/index.html

The film is a winning mixture of exciting football action and eccentric comedy, yet a measure of realism is achieved through the use of a famous location, Highbury stadium, and the presence of the championship-winning Arsenal First League Team. Legendary manager George Allison is given a speaking role, while trainer Tom Whittaker and the players also appear as themselves. The film's two matches were constructed from footage of an actual Highbury game between Arsenal and Brentford, with Brentford recast as the Trojans, and a mock-up match using the Oxford and Cambridge Blues as the Trojans for the close shots. The film opens with a replica Gaumont British newsreel, narrated by celebrated commentator E.V.H. Emmett, announcing the forthcoming match and introducing the teams. Suddenly a Trojan player jumps in front of the unfolding newsreel, and the camera slowly reveals the teams watching their onscreen selves, delightfully capturing their reactions.


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Has anyone got a spare Trojans Programme they don`t want? Just a thought Wink



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There was a football soap in the late 60s called 'United'. Twice weekly half hour episodes but I can't remember any more. Hopefully someone will as it's now starting to annoy me!


The star forward was called 'Zak',that's how Kevin Hector got his nickname.....



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There was a football soap in the late 60s called 'United'. Twice weekly half hour episodes but I can't remember any more. Hopefully someone will as it's now starting to annoy me!


Showing my age, on around the same time as the Newcomers. George Layton of the Doctor series was in United !.



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There was a football soap in the late 60s called 'United'. Twice weekly half hour episodes but I can't remember any more. Hopefully someone will as it's now starting to annoy me!


Showing my age, on around the same time as the Newcomers. George Layton of the Doctor series was in United Now we're talkin! Mark Kingston was in it and played the captain, Danny South. There was a centre back called Greg Harris and I'm sure that the trainer (Horace?) was played by the late Harold Goodwin who was in just about every war film ever made. Anyone else remember any snippets?



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Over at the IMDB forums is the following with regards to The Manageress:

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The programme was very careful to never name any team; always referring to "we," "us," "them," or "that lot." This allowed them free reign to tackle themes of racism, corruption, and performance enhancing drugs without worrying about being sued.

The ground used for filming was Reading FC's Elm Park.




So it was a Spanish or Italian team then?



As I recall, a lot of the location shots were in Bergamo at Atalanta's stadium. I think...........


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An episode of Dr Finlay's Casebook in 1965 was based around Tannochbrae United FC.

It was filmed at Alloa's Recreation Park. Following an Alloa v Dumbarton game the 'crowd' were invited to remain behind for the filming of panoramic shots etc. Some footage of the actual match was apparently included in the programme as well.


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I see a team suddenly appeared representing the Chatsworth Estate on Shameless the other week. I assume it was a local rec in the Manchester area ....


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I see a team suddenly appeared representing the Chatsworth Estate on Shameless the other week. I assume it was a local rec in the Manchester area ....



I think it was railed ?.

Talking of Shameless your namesake has had a torrid time of late.

If Frank Gallagher turned up at a Hop would he look out of place ?.


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There was an episode of Casualty a few years ago where an old pro from 'Holby City FC' received a career ending injury. There was footage from a ground used.

This was before the spin- off series of the same name


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Some hilarious goofs;

1) The recent TV drama about the young George Best shows an airport terminal (exterior) far too modern to have existed in the early 1960's.

2) "The Dammed United" - admittedly I haven't seen this one, but a widely used still in newspapers shows the Leeds and Liverpool teams walking out at a mocked-up 'old' Wembley for the 1974 Charity Shield. Nearly all the spectators in this photo have short hair. OK, so it's a bit hard to persuade extras to grow their hair prior to filming, but you would have thought the producers could have simply handed out wigs on set!


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Some hilarious goofs;

1) The recent TV drama about the young George Best shows an airport terminal (exterior) far too modern to have existed in the early 1960's.

2) "The Dammed United" - admittedly I haven't seen this one, but a widely used still in newspapers shows the Leeds and Liverpool teams walking out at a mocked-up 'old' Wembley for the 1974 Charity Shield. Nearly all the spectators in this photo have short hair. OK, so it's a bit hard to persuade extras to grow their hair prior to filming, but you would have thought the producers could have simply handed out wigs on set!



When the crowd invades the pitch in Escape to Victory many are wearing 1980's style cloths, not 2nd world war items.

As an aside, in many dramas set in the 1950's and 1960's if you look at the rooftops you will see UHF type TV ariels, these would not have be in use in many areas outside London until circa 1968.


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Jossy's Giants (featuring Glipton Giants and rivals Glipton Grasshoppers)

My memory was that the team were originally called Grasshoppers but the team didn't like it. Jossy tried to make them aware of the European heritage of the name but failed - much sulking by Jossy followed. They then renamed themselves Jossy's Giants - jubilation all round! -



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If anyone's up for a challenge, here's a ground identification query from a TV forum I frequent:
http://www.mausoleumclubforum.org.uk/...thread.php?tid=22579

Look up
'The Adventures of Portland Bill - Atmospheric Interference'
on Youtube to see the clip - there's a better picture of the ground for identification purposes just after the shot in the forum post. The football starts about 3mins 40 into the clip


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Had a look, could it be a Scottish match from the early 1970's, Dumbarton / East Fife ?.


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In Corrie Weatherfield Rovers(?) are a Conference team.


Ken Barlow's brother David played for Weatherfield County in the early 1960s. He was transferred to a London second division team for £1000.

He later returned to the Street and was player/manager of Weatherfield Athletic


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Apologies if this is in the wrong thread, but I watched a bit of a film earlier this week called “Things To Do Before You’re 30”, about a boys’ team called Athletico Greenwich who grow up together and decide to quit after they’ve played 500 games, culminating in a 'high-profile' game against Deptford Dynamos.

The film was definitely shot in and around the Greenwich area, and it included several pitches of differing descriptions, although there was virttually next to no footballing action at all in the film. The last pitch shown was a strange ornate affair with chairs laid out on the terracing. Anyone know the names / locations / home teams of any of the grounds?


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There was an episode of Casualty a few years ago where an old pro from 'Holby City FC' received a career ending injury. There was footage from a ground used.

This was before the spin- off series of the same name


I also recall an episode of Casualty in the late 80s/early 90s centred around a riot breaking out between rival fans before a Holby FA Cup tie.

It was as bad as it sounds!



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Apologies if this is in the wrong thread, but I watched a bit of a film earlier this week called �Things To Do Before You�re 30�, about a boys� team called Athletico Greenwich who grow up together and decide to quit after they�ve played 500 games, culminating in a 'high-profile' game against Deptford Dynamos.

The film was definitely shot in and around the Greenwich area, and it included several pitches of differing descriptions, although there was virttually next to no footballing action at all in the film. The last pitch shown was a strange ornate affair with chairs laid out on the terracing. Anyone know the names / locations / home teams of any of the grounds?



The only filming locations named on IMDb are London and The Isle of Man.


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There was an episode of Casualty a few years ago where an old pro from 'Holby City FC' received a career ending injury. There was footage from a ground used.

This was before the spin- off series of the same name.
If it is the episode I am thinking about when some old ex-pro is injured and is refused another contract because he is always pissed, I think it was filmed at Mangotsfield United.


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Just watched an episode of 'Pie in the Sky' (I know, sad!) - the episode was called 'Return Match' and featured considerable footage from a non-league football ground. Anyone know where this was filmed? Can't find anything on the net only that some of the street scenes are from marlow and the main shop front is on old Hemel Hempstead High Street. Anyone know?



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A Shot at Glory, feature film starring Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton and Brian Cox, as small-town Kilnockie attempt to win the Scottish Cup. Filmed at Palmerston, Boghead, Rugby Park and Hampden Park.


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was pie in the sky filmed at marlow fc ?



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 I haven't noticed that anyone has mentioned 'Wetherton Wanderers' who featured in an episode of Dalziel and Pascoe. The team had just been promoted to the Premier League and the players, officials and wives etc. were on their way to a civic dinner to celebrate when the coach was hit by a train at a level crossing killing a couple of passengers including the team manager who was subsequently found to have been murdered in the confusion afterwards. It just goes to show that no good comes from promotion to the Premier League ! The ground used for filming was Highfield Road, presumably shortly after Coventry had moved out and not long before the ground was demolished.


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was pie in the sky filmed at marlow fc ?



Yes it was, with the big advert for the Maidenhead Advertiser behind the goal cunningly converted to Middleton Advertiser.


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maybe it would have been better to film it at metropolitan police fc Wink



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An episode of "Hustle" featured Ash Morgan's team, Railton something-or-other. It was filmed at Halesowen Town.

Surprised nobody has mentioned "Escape to Victory", though of course that didn't feature a specific club, more a one-off "Combined XI" of sorts!


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3 am tomorrow night (or Thursday morning to be accurate) on ITV1 apparently.



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I can't recall the team name.


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In 1993 an episode of the sitcom Mulberry starring Karl Howman was filmed at Wimborne Town's Cuthbury ground. The previous night they played Poole Town in a Dorset Senior Cup semi-final and in the programme they were inviting fans to attend the filming as crowd extras. I believe the players on show were all members of Wimborne's first and reserve teams, the home team were wearing the Magpies' famous black and white strip which they wore at Wembley in the previous season's FA Vase final and the opposition playing in the clubs then away strip of green and white. I remember spotting Vase hero and now Poole Town manager Tommy Killick playing for the home team when the episode went out on TV a year later.


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Surprised nobody has dragged this up to poke fun at last week's episode of Silent Witness. The laughably named "Thames City FC"... used The Valley for the matchday shots but hopped across to the Emirates for a boardroom scene despite the fact that the view out of the window looked nothing like the ground in the previous sequence.


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Continuity and related errors in TV and film would provide a thread running to many hundreds of messages in a very short time...


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I watched Silent Witness. Having not been there but seen photos I did wonder if the training ground used was actually The Hive at Barnet.


Also, tonight's edition of Michael Portillo's Great British Railway Journeys shows a football pitch early in the programme next to Lockwood Viaduct just before he got off at Honley Station. Not googled that yet.


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There was a football pitch yesterday in the Bristol area.
The colours of the area behind the goal was yellow and green, which would not be City or Rovers. Any ideas for someone hosting a dinner party in Bristol area?
It looked non league anyway. (Come dine with me) Thanks. (He was older than 50 the man hosting, so not a player.)Tongue



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Surprised nobody has dragged this up to poke fun at last week's episode of Silent Witness.

Poke fun at the documentary style accuracy of "Silent Witness"?! Perish the thought.

I now take it for granted that most criminals are physically chased, apprehended and interviewed by young, photogenic forensic scientists. Surely we should be dispensing with the guys/gals in blue uniforms altogether and recruiting thousands more pathologists to patrol the streets. Tongue


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Couldn't resist giving Casualty a look last night, after I saw that the plot involved "football hooligans". I think the last time I watched the programme was in the late 80s with a similar plotline. I thought the stereotypes were bad then. Have things improved? In a word, no.

No grounds shown. All the "action" was based around a punch up in a pub. At one point, one "fan" showed a flare to his mate in a pub. Of course, this being Casualty it was all going to end in tears. Can it get any worse? Apparently, it's going to be continued in this weeks Holby City.

I can't wait Smile



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Comrades, anyone ID the ground in the AutoTrader TV commercial? thanks.


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It looks like the stand at Clapton.


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AutoTrader advert. I guessed it was also the stand at Clapton.


Also, over Christmas I watched that David Walliams programme called the The Boy who Wore a Dress. I guessed the ground used was Walton Casuals.


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Was that Killwinning Rangers ground on GB Railway journeys tonight?


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'twas



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Thanks for that KYM, rather a shame to be sitting there enjoying another cracking new series of this excellent prog and looking out for football grounds which i have done loads of timesSly


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Thanks for that KYM, rather a shame to be sitting there enjoying another cracking new series of this excellent prog and looking out for football grounds which i have done loads of timesSly


Portaloo missed out on showing Troon's and Irvine Vic's grounds, both of which are at the foot of the railway embankment he travelled along.

He missed out on my back garden too.


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Was that Killwinning Rangers ground on GB Railway journeys tonight?


Call me Mr. Picky if you will, but I believe Kilwinning are actually a real team...


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In Corrie Weatherfield Rovers(?) are a Conference team.


Ken Barlow's brother David played for Weatherfield County in the early 1960s. He was transferred to a London second division team for £1000.

He later returned to the Street and was player/manager of Weatherfield Athletic

Can find nothing online but Weatherfield County have sacked the manager McGilligan according to The Gazette.


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In Corrie Weatherfield Rovers(?) are a Conference team.


Ken Barlow's brother David played for Weatherfield County in the early 1960s. He was transferred to a London second division team for £1000.

He later returned to the Street and was player/manager of Weatherfield Athletic

Can find nothing online but Weatherfield County have sacked the manager McGilligan according to The Gazette.



I'm not surprised. He wears wellies on the touchline. I ask you!



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In Corrie Weatherfield Rovers(?) are a Conference team.


Ken Barlow's brother David played for Weatherfield County in the early 1960s. He was transferred to a London second division team for £1000.

He later returned to the Street and was player/manager of Weatherfield Athletic

Can find nothing online but Weatherfield County have sacked the manager McGilligan according to The Gazette.



I'm not surprised. He wears wellies on the touchline. I ask you!


But what about his brolly?


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Re: [Dr Love] Fictional football on film: or Reply Privately

In episode 2 of Stan Lee's Lucky Man, currently showing on Sky One, James Nesbitt's character goes greyhound racing. I instantly recognised the stadium as Central Park, the former home of Sittingbourne and Maidstone United.


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I don't know how many of you have discovered the Talking Pictures TV channel - it has a wonderful archive of British films from the 30s to the 60s - mainly black and white B Feature film.

I've just been watching "The Great Game" from 1952 with plenty of shots of Brentford's Griffin Park. A story of a footballer being transferred to Burnville United from Monktown Rovers for £20,000 and getting £14 a week and a job in the ruthless chairman's factory.

Worth watching for the leer a young John Laurie gives to Diana Dors.

I loved the ending when the ousted chairman considers his next sporting project for making money: "Cricket! Celebrity matches, playing under floodlights! Yes. Get me the MCC!"


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Apologies if it is elsewhere and I can't work out how to search, but which ground is Rovers comedy based at pleased?Some scenes look fake but there are some outside shots.
Ta


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I haven't watched it but the promos said New Mills.


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Cheers, just found it on the filming locations page on IMBD or whatever


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I watched the film 'The Great Game ' last week with some great views of Brentford's ground when it looked fairly packed during a game & empty when they were training.


There was an advert recently, no idea what for but you could see a bit of cover & it had Brackley Town on it.


Not football but also on Talking Pictures recently I watched the 1949 film called 'Third Time Lucky.' Early on shots outside of Kingsland Stadium which I googled & don't seem to exist but later on they go inside & you see some views of Catford dog stadium.


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I recently watched an episode of Yes Minister (series 3 episode 7 The Middle-Class Rip-Off) which begins with scenes from a game, which is supposed to be in the Midlands. There are shots of one stand so I'm wondering if anyone can recognise where it was filmed. The episode dates back to 1982.

The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5hsJCF7Va4 and the football ground scene starts immediately after the opening title sequence.



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I recently watched an episode of Yes Minister (series 3 episode 7 The Middle-Class Rip-Off) which begins with scenes from a game, which is supposed to be in the Midlands. There are shots of one stand so I'm wondering if anyone can recognise where it was filmed. The episode dates back to 1982.

The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5hsJCF7Va4 and the football ground scene starts immediately after the opening title sequence.

The match is at Craven Cottage



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Could be Fulham v Oxford United from 80/1 which was 4-0 to Oxford. Not 81/2 as that was an evening game.


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Could be Fulham v Oxford United from 80/1 which was 4-0 to Oxford.


I was at that match (my first visit to Craven Cottage) but I don't think it is Oxford who are the visitors. If you look closely at the visiting team's yellow shirts they seem to have markings on them which don't match what Oxford were wearing at the time. The episode in question was broadcast in December 1982 so I think it is more likely that they used a game from 81-82 involving a visiting team who wore yellow as their change kit.

Edit; as an aside, it's interesting to note that later on in the episode, they show copies of a matchday programme on a table.
I think this could well be the only time matchday programmes for a fictional match have been shown on TV, at least in the UK.


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I had narrowed the field down to 80-81 opponents, but the Fulham kit looks like the 81-82 kit. Probably an early season game, plenty of grass on the pitch, and before the clocks changed as there's plenty of light. In my opinion that narrows the field down to:


29/8 v Brentford
12/9 v Bristol City
26/9 Chester City
17/10 Newport County


Anyone know if the away team's kit matches any of those?


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Has anybody just watched ITV's new drama 'Bobby and Tina' about Bobby Moore and his wife?
If so did anyone recognise the ground his West Ham team were training on? The pitch was enclosed by a white plastic rail which I'm sure no grounds had back in the 1960's when it was set, one side of the ground had a small covered terrace with green corrugated roof with brick wall behind. When he was training with England, probably used the same ground, there was a grand white building with tudor exterior behind the opposite side but not facing the pitch. Couldn't see any lights so whichever club's home ground it was can't be any higher than Step 7 in the pyramid.


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According to IMDb website the filming location was Manchester.


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Has anybody just watched ITV's new drama 'Bobby and Tina' about Bobby Moore and his wife?

I watched the first 15 minutes. It was dire. Fortunately by that time Mrs Part-Timer, at whose insistence we were watching it, had fallen asleep and I was able to put the Leeds v Derby game back on. Sadly that didn't attain the level of entertainment that games between these two in the 1970s managed. I would rather watch a programme about Franny Lee and Norman Hunter than Mr and Mrs Moore. PirateSmile


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Has anybody just watched ITV's new drama 'Bobby and Tina' about Bobby Moore and his wife?

I watched the first 15 minutes. It was dire. Fortunately by that time Mrs Part-Timer, at whose insistence we were watching it, had fallen asleep and I was able to put the Leeds v Derby game back on. Sadly that didn't attain the level of entertainment that games between these two in the 1970s managed. I would rather watch a programme about Franny Lee and Norman Hunter than Mr and Mrs Moore. PirateSmile


Lee v Hunter now that was good old classic entertainment with a game of football thrown in as a sideline.



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See weatherfield county werr mentioned again in coronation st. Anyone know where they play at? Im sure one of there games were featured years ago but cant remember which ground was used



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See weatherfield county werr mentioned again in coronation st. Anyone know where they play at? Im sure one of there games were featured years ago but cant remember which ground was used


The pub in Coronation Street is the Rovers Return. I believe this is supposed to refer to a defunct football or rugby team. I also vaguely remember that there was a storyline 30 or 40 years ago where someone was trying to reform the club. AFC Weatherfield Rovers?



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See weatherfield county werr mentioned again in coronation st. Anyone know where they play at? Im sure one of there games were featured years ago but cant remember which ground was used


I noticed young Simon wearing a green and white football scarf last night. I'm guessing he's not a Celtic supporter - though half his family appears to hail from Scotland - so I take it they are the Weatherfield County colours.

Ken's brother David was a Weatherfield County player in the 60s.


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I noticed young Simon wearing a green and white football scarf last night. I'm guessing he's not a Celtic supporter - though half his family appears to hail from Scotland - so I take it they are the Weatherfield County colours.
=================================================They are indeed. Follow this link to see a picture of Tim in a Weatherfield County replica shirt. Their recent opponents haven't been mentioned, but as the article states, I can remember them in the Conference, playing the likes of Canvey Island.http://coronationstreetupdates.blogspot.co.uk/...field-county-fc.html


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Is Tommy Orpington anywhere near match fitness, they need him for the run in.



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Is Tommy Orpington anywhere near match fitness, they need him for the run in.

What about Willie Eckaslyke ?


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According to IMDb website the filming location was Manchester.

Just watched the final episode of Tina and Bobby on catchup. Sale rugby ground, Heywood Road, passed off first as Watford's Vicarage Road when Bobby Moore went to see Elton John about the manager's job showing the main stand and later, when he became manager of Oxford City, the old White House ground showing the covered terrace opposite. Instantly recognised the road leading up to the ground after visiting for Swinton rugby league last year.


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There's a new film called "Bromley Boys" about Bromley FC starring Alan Davies and Martine McCutcheon.

https://www.theguardian.com/...-britcom-shoots-wide

I haven't seen it but some scenes were apparently filmed at Crockenhill's ground



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Watched an old Minder episode yesterday (All About Scoring Innit) Terry was on the Stamford Bridge terraces cheering on Chelsea and later in the programme tells someone he is a Fulham fan so in reality would never have been doing the former surely?


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There's a new film called "Bromley Boys" about Bromley FC starring Alan Davies and Martine McCutcheon.


Based on (very loosely probably) Dave Roberts' book of the same name. It's lying unread on my shelves so that's a stimulus to move it up a bit on my reading list.


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Remember some Coronation Street episode with I think Danny was his name playing for "COUNTY" alias Stockport County not Weatherfield but County in Manchester area really means Stockport.



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Remember some Coronation Street episode with I think Danny was his name playing for "COUNTY" alias Stockport County not Weatherfield but County in Manchester area really means Stockport.


It was Warren Baldwin, son of Danny Baldwin who played for Weatherfield County. Not as though I've ever watched it of course......Shocked



Where's the 'ignore this poster' button?


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Remember some Coronation Street episode with I think Danny was his name playing for "COUNTY" alias Stockport County not Weatherfield but County in Manchester area really means Stockport.


It is a fictional team, Weatherfield County, playing in a fictional part of Salford, in a fictional soap opera.


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But do they fictionally issue? If not we might not be able to pay them an imaginary visit.


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Are Nationwide Conference clubs in Engish non-league required to issue?


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Are Nationwide Conference clubs in Engish non-league required to issue?


Do you mean Vanarama National League North?



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Are Nationwide Conference clubs in Engish non-league required to issue?


Do you mean Vanarama National League North?
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Nationwide Conference is the league Wetherfield County claim to be in.Laugh



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Rev seems to think it's real.



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Are Nationwide Conference clubs in Engish non-league required to issue?


Do you mean Vanarama National League North?
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Nationwide Conference is the league Wetherfield County claim to be in.Laugh



Hope Nationwide are paying for the mention!



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The frost episode v Kettering is on itv 3 now


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Erm...The 'Frost' series featured a team called Denton United.


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Two different episodes shot at the ground, which changed quite a bit in the time between them. I was in the crowd for the 2nd one - a 4-0 win against Kettering. Still the biggest Halifax win I've seen.