New To Netflix - The English Game

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New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:58 am

This starts mid march and is a costume drama about the forming of the football league.

It could be of interest

https://youtu.be/hBOlhdSYhv8

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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by Stan Tastic » Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:48 pm

In before some unfunny moron asks who's playing the part of a young CT.
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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by Greenmile » Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:50 pm

Who’s playing the part of a young CT?
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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by TVC15 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:10 pm

Di Caprio ?
Hanks ?
De Niro ?

Michael Le Vell...aka Kevin Webster ?

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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by mikeS » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:14 pm

There was an article in the Sunday times last week about it. Looks like it’s cost a few Bob.
Trailer - Queen St mill featured???

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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:36 am

For those who are interested in this, it is now available on Netflix.

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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by Sausage » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:37 pm

Weird to see Blackburn playing in claret shirts in this.

Chim chiminey, Chim chiminey...
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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by FCBurnley » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:49 pm

Thought it was excellent except for the last 10 mins !!! Not what I was expecting but non enjoyable. Watched all 6 episodes back to back during virus isolation

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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by Tricky Trevor » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:50 am

Story was watchable but the football was better in Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by Wile E Coyote » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:53 am

interesting stuff about the earliest days, but the writing was atrocious, . hideous script trying to appeal to soap fans with the love lives and relationships. caught between two rotten woodworm ridden stools.

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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by JohnMac » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:14 am

Not a true reflection of the actual events but interesting enough to realise it was a battle between good and evil.

Evil eventually triumphed.

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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by wilks_bfc » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:30 pm

Watched the full lot yesterday.
Even Mrs W enjoyed it even tough it was about football.

Looked like Pendle Hill in the background for one of their "training runs" and it also looked like one scene was filmed looking down onto Brierfield as a building looked very much like the old Smith & Nephew

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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by KateR » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:01 pm

finished watching it yesterday, I enjoyed it, warts and all

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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by n_ero » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:18 pm

Quite a bit was filmed in Saltaire; exterior shots of the mill (Salts Mill), the row of shops on Victoria Road, Albert Terrace and Herbert Street. The train station was Keighley.

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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:23 pm

I'm two episodes in

Don't be putting up any spoilers...

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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by claretblue » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:35 pm

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:23 pm
Don't be putting up any spoilers...
we win the league in 1920 + 1960

...oops sorry! :?

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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:41 pm

claretblue wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:35 pm
we win the league in 1920 + 1960

...oops sorry! :?
if you are going to post something silly then I'd at least suggest you get your facts right first.

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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:41 pm

Finished watching it last night - won't comment because of people still watching it

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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by Darthlaw » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:46 pm

Mrs Darth's review:

"This programme seems to be blokes being lured into watching something about the origination of football but really its a spinoff for Downton Abbey"

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: New To Netflix - The English Game

Post by Winstonswhite » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:08 pm

Why on earth were Blackburn playing in Claret shirts?!

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The English Game Netflix

Post by Healeywoodclaret » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:57 pm

Anybody watched it yet. I was glued to it. Netflix Original 6 episodes. Er could be any North West Club... Don't let the fact that our friends down the road feature put you off!

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Post by Bfcboyo » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:00 pm

Watched, really enjoyed.

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Post by Claretforever » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:06 pm

Healeywoodclaret wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:57 pm
Anybody watched it yet. I was glued to it. Netflix Original 6 episodes. Er could be any North West Club... Don't let the fact that our friends down the road feature put you off!
The writers took the facts and got a bit creative with them.

Arthur Kinnaird actually played for Wanderers at the time this was set, playing for Old Etonians later. Fergie Suter played for Blackburn Rovers and actually followed Jimmy Love down to Darwen from Partick. The club featured is a mixture of Blackburn Olympic (played in the main match of the series and in Maroon jerseys in it) and Rovers (who Suter and Love played for and were paid by against the rules. They didn’t play for Olympic).

A great short series though and well worth a watch.

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The English Game

Post by ewanrob » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:44 pm

Watched all 6 on Netflix last night, very good series..well worth a watch.

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Re: The English Game

Post by Grumps » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:01 pm

Shame it was filmed in Yorkshire when it's about Lancashire clubs

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Re: The English Game

Post by claretburns » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:16 pm

I am sure some of the scenes are shot in Victoria Mill on Trafalgar Street.

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Re: The English Game

Post by Grumps » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:42 pm

Mostly halifax, Broughton Hall near Skipton and the worth valley railway

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Re: The English Game

Post by Wirvine » Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:39 am

Shame about the ending.

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Post by DCWat » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:14 pm

Grumps wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:42 pm
Mostly halifax, Broughton Hall near Skipton and the worth valley railway
Fair bit in Saltaire as well.

There were set items (old carts and suchlike) in the streets when we were on a night out, last summer.

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Re: The English Game

Post by turfytopper » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:20 pm

Wirvine wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:39 am
Shame about the ending.
But at least it wasn't Rovers.

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Re: The English Game

Post by turfytopper » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:21 pm

Grumps wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:01 pm
Shame it was filmed in Yorkshire when it's about Lancashire clubs
When the scene was of them training, there at least was a clear view of Pendle.

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Re: The English Game

Post by Grumps » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:25 pm

From the Yorkshire side? :D

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Post by Claretforever » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:50 pm

Wasn’t it Queen Street Mill that was used? I recall filming trucks up there last year.

I watched in the hope Rovers (it was a mixture of a Rovers and Olympic, I know) would be thrown out of the cup and liquidated for their shenanigans. :lol:

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Re: The English Game

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:56 pm

Claretforever wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:50 pm
Wasn’t it Queen Street Mill that was used? I recall filming trucks up there last year.

I watched in the hope Rovers (it was a mixture of a Rovers and Olympic, I know) would be thrown out of the cup and liquidated for their shenanigans. :lol:
Definitely Queen Street Mill - was mentioned (by mikes I think) on the previous thread about the programme.

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Re: The English Game

Post by ewanrob » Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:46 am

Oops, sorry didnt see other thread

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The English Game

Post by Jel » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:49 pm

I've not seen this posted about. Just started watching it on Netflix and it is very good. Apart from the fact Blackburn feature in it, the story is about the origins of the game. It also tells of the social aspects surrounding the teams.

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Re: The English Game

Post by superdimitri » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:18 pm

Searched and found:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=46670&p=1255221&hil ... e#p1255221 which is another duplicate together with this.

Original is here:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=45764&p=1224209&hil ... e#p1224209

You can search on the forum in advance view. Check the 'Topic titles only' bit to search by topic thread.

I'm sure mod will merge this when they get the chance :)

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Re: The English Game

Post by Jel » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:17 pm

I actually did a search and it came up with all the posts containing the individual words, ie "the".
I gave up because it listed 357 posts

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