Fine work by Sheen (though he lacks a little of Clough's toughness while underlining his brash insecurity), and the film is especially interesting for any football fan like me who was a kid at the time. I was pleased that the contribution of Peter Taylor is emphasised but the characterisation of Billy Bremner strikes me as a fault
I regretted the fact that I saw this film only last week.It had long been queuing in my TO WATCH DVDs.I thought the film was something I'd not be able to relate with since I know no football.Well, the film was not much about the game. It was more about the fate of a football manager/coach. His pains and his triumphs. So neat. Great shots.Could not ask for more frm "I first thought to be a sport movie". Recommendable!
When someone is able to develop a character who you are deeply rooting for despite of the character's flaw, you know that you're watching a very good movie. This movie did just that.
(and this is coming from someone who couldn't care less about soccer)