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The Little Team

(4 votes)

The little team

Fourteen little kids go over an unsolved football mystery, and they end up teaching an unexpected life lesson to grown-ups. A documentary short on a passionate kids football team who can't win a game, or even score a goal. The Kids explain the situation: #1: Because we are very nervous... or.... because Haritz can't stop at all. #2: They are too great, too big. (Other teams)

"L'equip petit (The little Team) is really as little as the kids of Margatania F.C," say the makers of the film that charts the enduring search for a goal by a group of children whose lack of success on the field does nothing to dampen their spirit and love of the game. The film interviews the young players and shows them trying their hardest on the dusty Spanish pitch that is their home. With little success. Yet they keep smiling. Directed by: Dani Resines and Roger Gómez

You'll Never Walk Alone - Liverpool's Anthem

You'll Never Walk Alone

Vice went to Anfield Stadium to meet with the singer-songwriter best known for Liverpool's football anthem "You'll Never Walk Alone."Every fan knows that football anthems are as important to the game as the fans and players. Gerry Marsden (of Gerry & the Pacemakers fame) knows better than anyone—hailing from Liverpool, he is responsible for popularizing the song that became the best football chant ever, "You'll Never Walk Alone."

Although this song is close to many football clubs' hearts, its roots undeniably stem from Liverpool, so we decided to get to the core of it all by hearing it from the source; Gerry Marsden himself. On our visit with him to Anfield Stadium, the home of the Liverpool Football Club, we found out how it all began.

D10S

d10s

6 minute documentary about the Church of Maradona. The Iglesia Maradoniana is a parody religion, created by fans of the retired Argentine football player Diego Maradona, who they believe to be the best player of all time. For a lot of fans, football is religion. To Hernan and Alejandro Veron, Argentine player Diego Maradona is the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. As founders of the Church of Maradona, Alejandro and Hernan have reinvented the idea of a fan club, creating instead a full-fledged religion around their idol.

Vice pay a visit to their place of worship in the city of Rosario to see how Alejandro and Hernan pay homage to the player responsible for the greatest goal in the history of the sport.

Clash Of The Titans

Clash Of The Titans

Football documentary looking at the intense rivalry between Scotland's two biggest clubs - Glasgow Rangers FC and Glasgow Celtic FC. Rooted in Scotland's religious divide between protestants and catholics, the 'Old Firm' rivalry is one of world sports' most poisonous fixtures. This documentary was aired on the BBC in the late 90's

The Old Firm rivalry fuelled many assaults on Derby days, and some deaths in the past have been directly related to the aftermath of Old Firm matches. An activist group that monitors sectarian activity in Glasgow has reported that on Old Firm weekends, violent attacks increase ninefold over normal levels. An increase in domestic abuse can also be attributed to Old Firm fixtures.

The Referee

(5 votes)

The Referee

Top football referee Martin Hansson had a successful journey towards his vision in life, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Then one dark night in Paris on November 18th, 2009, all hell broke loose... A 2010 Swedish documentary short film produced by Freedom From Choice AB and Druid Film about Swedish top football referee Martin Hansson and his dramatic road to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

The filmmakers Mattias Löw, Valentina Santi Löw and Orvar Anklew followed the former firefighter from the village of Holmsjö in Blekinge, southern Sweden for a year. The film features French football player Thierry Henry, FIFA president Sepp Blatter, Arsenal F.C. manager Arsène Wenger, former football star Pelé, Swedish Football Association referee boss Bo Karlsson and acclaimed journalist and author Erik Niva. A film by Mattias Löw International Title: THE REFEREE Original Title: RÄTTSKIPAREN

The Potemkin League

(1 vote)

The Potemkin League

In 2005 the Glazer family took over Man United in Footballs first leveraged buyout. In 2007 America duo Tom Hicks and George Gillett purchased Liverpool football club in the same manner despite promises to the contrary. The Potemkin league chronicled the unfortunate ownership of the two Americans and found a city and culture that was diametrically opposed to their methods.

This documentary explores Liverpool Football Club's history, delving into the Shankly mythology and socialist militancy of the Liverpool people. They proved, as in the 80′s, to be a divergent force in the face of changing football, politics and international finance. Through football the social-economic and political tendencies of a new generation began to awake. The film was released September 2010 to rave reviews: "Brilliantly made documentary showing what the club and fans have had to go through in the last few years, very informative and shows what the club means to us all. Well done to all involved."

Blue Heaven - Where are they now?

Blue Heaven - Where are they now?

A look back at the tv series 'Blue Heaven' ten years on. The original show followed a number of young Rangers Fc footballers as they tried to forge a career in the professional leagues. Blue Heaven was a popular six-part series transmitted in Scotland ten years ago, following hopeful young footballers at Rangers. This film revisits a cross-section of the boys and tells of their varying fortunes, while simultaneously examining the state of youth development in Scotland.

The boys featured are Charlie Adam (Blackpool), Chris Burke (Cardiff), Darryl Duffy (Hibernian), Calum Reidford (Stirling Albion), Jordan MacMillan (Rangers) and John Johnstone and David Ford (both no longer playing professional football). Senior figures commenting are Craig Levein (Scotland national coach), Alex McLeish (manager, Birmingham), Terry Butcher (manager, Inverness Caledonian Thistle) and Jan Derks (ex- ead of youth development at Rangers, now with Galatasaray).

Britain's Favourite Hoaxer

Britain's Favourite Hoaxer

In April 2001, a mystery man captured the world's imagination when he managed to sneak into the Manchester United line-up before a European Cup quarter-final tie in Munich. The prank became front-page news and sparked a nationwide search.

This is the behind-the-scenes story of how Karl Power and his mate Tommy Dunn, two out of work blaggers from a Manchester council estate, managed to barge their way onto the centre stages of some of the world's top sporting events in a unique quest for fame and fortune.

Tennis, cricket and international rugby followed football in the pair's meticulously planned stunts. Britain's Favourite Hoaxer exclusively reveals how they did it, screening their own footage of the preparation and execution of the daring missions for the first time.

One Night in Turin

One Night in Turin

Before the Premier League and multi-million pound salaries, in England 'football' was a dirty word. The game was in disgrace, the fans, hooligans, the nation, it seemed, were all played out. Then there was Italia '90 - The World Cup - a shot at redemption. But this was no ordinary World Cup and no ordinary time. The manager, Sir Bobby Robson, was under intense media scrutiny, and his team described as 'donkeys'

Yet over six short weeks, through their heroic exploits they united a nation, coming within a heart beat of reaching the World Cup Final. From 2010 narrated by Gary Oldman, featuring match action - from Platt's last-gasp winner against Belgium to the silky skills of Gazza and the cool finishing of Lineker - and previously unseen footage, this is the definitive story of England's greatest footballing adventure on foreign soil....so far.

The Trillion Dollar Con-Man

(1 vote)

The Trillion Dollar Con-Man

Panorama tracks down a fraudster who stole a football club and broke a bank. With his tales of foreign gold and assets worth 2 trillion dollars, the con man fooled politicians, celebrities and the City.

He even tricked the former England football manager, Sven-Goran Eriksson, into visiting North Korea to support his scam. So why were so many people taken in, and how did one man run rings round the regulators and authorities?

Sven-Goran Eriksson tells Panorama of the moment he first became concerned about the finances of Notts County's new owners. The former England manager was hired as director of football by the League Two club in July 2009, just a week after the supporter trust that owned the club sold it for £1 to mystery buyers. The club became embroiled in an elaborate fraud that left it with debts of £7m.

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