Video Of The Week: Only A Game, The Story Of Scottish Football, Part One: The Club

1 By Ian  |   The Ball  |   November 25, 2010  |     8

This week we start a new series for Video Of The week with the superb five-part 1986 BBC series, “Only A Game – The Story Of Scottish Football”. Originally shown as part of the build-up to the 1986 World Cup, this series, narrated by William McIlvanney, takes the standpoint of five different aspects of the game for its five episodes: The Player, The Club, The Manager, The Game and The Team. In this episode, the focus is on The Club, but its strength is in its depth – not only Celtic and Rangers are talked about, but also some of the smaller Scottish clubs.

Coming from the BBC, it obviously has outstanding archive footage and features interviews with some key figures in Scottish football, many of whom are no longer with us. As it is a YouTube video, it comes in five easy to digest pieces, and our thanks go to the original uploader.

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Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  • November 25, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Video of the Week: Only A Game, the Story of Scottish Football, Part One: The Club « Scissors Kick

    […] “This week we start a new series for Video Of The week with the superb five-part 1986 BBC series, ‘Only A Game – The Story Of Scottish Football’. Originally shown as part of the build-up to the 1986 World Cup, this series, narrated by William McIlvanney, takes the standpoint of five different aspects of the game for its five episodes: The Player, The Club, The Manager, The Game and The Team. In this episode, the focus is on The Club, but its strength is in its depth – not only Celtic and Rangers are talked about, but also some of the smaller Scottish clubs.” (twohundredpercent) […]

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