Football’s Ten Worst Films: The Prelude


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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8 Responses

  1. Damon says:

    Live football is also plenty capable of serving up much worse than any football drama. I have seen this many times.

  2. admin says:

    True, Cardiff vs Stoke was on a par with “Soccer Dog 2 – European Cup”, to say the very least.

  3. Richard says:

    What is it with straight-to-video American dog and soccer movies? You can imagine some horrible, coke-addicted suit in some over-air conditioned corner office in Los Angeles going on about how all kids want to see are anthropomorphized dogs nosing a soccer ball around for two hours. It’s disgraceful.

  4. admin says:

    The actual reason why Air Bud: World Pup made the cut is because, on the DVD, the dog is WEARING A FOOTBALL SHIRT.

  5. Spinky says:

    I’m still on those tenterhooks, will it be Goal, or Goal 2, that gets the nod?

    Wait a minute, imdb says that there’s now a Goal 3? How did I miss that?

  6. Micky F says:

    How can you even suggest that “Escape to Victory” would make the list? That film is 100% certified gold!

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