Clacton white wrote:Watched "The English Game " recently . As a drama its pretty decent , though its quite inaccurate too . Blackburn side that won that first professional cup winning team was Olympic NOT Rovers that Suter played for - the writer conveniently merged the two sides into one it would seem ....if you don't take it seriously its decent , but if you like the actual history , its guff . Also Suter apparently engineered his moves , not the clubs who made it so .
It was useful to show my middle child. She's just getting into football more seriously (playing for a club and doing GCSE PE) and it will be a good lead into Moscow's book (once i finish it) and inverting the pyramid (if i can find it)
I didnt know how inaccurate it was until i read a short guardian piece on it, did make me wonder why they didn't tell the story more accurately. For instance Love was the one Darwen bought first, then Suter asked to join. That wouldn't have been too difficult to add to the storyline and having Suter come through as the hungrier one later would have worked (a bit like Masinga and Radebe?!)