Cut throat dealings of a Premiership football team is the topic of this film from 2006 - football films are not really my cuppa tea but this concentrates far more on the dodgy dealings that are going on behind the scenes of a struggling Premiership club. Ray Winstone plays team manager Frankie, who son Martin (a young Danny Dyer) is an agent. Where as club chairman George Swaine is only interested in the future of the club, he believes Frankie is too - but Frankie is torn between the world of his greedy son and doing right by the club. With so many zeros involved in the deals and bungs Frankie has to determine whose side he is on.
Yet another film where Ray Winstone is the loudmouth of the bunch and there is a lot of swearing in this film from start through to finish. A few other recognisable faces include Idris Elba and Vicki Michelle (pictured). As with "She's Gone" ( minder.proboards.com/thread/3141/ray-winstone-2004 ) this was also written by Tony Grounds.
7/10 - not a bad little film this and even despite the footballing theme I was pretty interested to see it through to its conclusion. I am sure the football fans amongst us would like it - I have no idea how true the events depicted in the film are, but the stupid amounts of money involved are truly shocking. I must say though, for me the ending was somewhere between predictable or inevitable. If you can get this for a few quid, it's definitely worth a punt.