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posted on 21/3/20

I have watched first 1.5 episodes and am enjoying it.

posted on 21/3/20

sounds good jonny, i'll be looking into it.

posted on 21/3/20

it looks like they're playing a 2 1 7 formation in the picture.

posted on 21/3/20

Cheers Jonny. Just added it to my list.

It might just be football to some in the world,
to me it's massive. Miss it. But understand the
greater situation right now, that has to be
dealt with. Hope you and all Ja are staying safe
through all of this.

posted on 21/3/20

Watched the first 4 episodes and it deals a lot with the social divisions of the time. The landed gentry and the workers with little or no rights. It also touches on other social issues and developments. The football content slowly develops to show the emergence of the game into a profession. Thoroughly enjoyed it so far and stick with it through the early episodes. Has potential to run through to a few more seasons on Netflix.

posted on 21/3/20

comment by Penshawdave (U1894)
posted 9 minutes ago
Watched the first 4 episodes and it deals a lot with the social divisions of the time. The landed gentry and the workers with little or no rights. It also touches on other social issues and developments. The football content slowly develops to show the emergence of the game into a profession. Thoroughly enjoyed it so far and stick with it through the early episodes. Has potential to run through to a few more seasons on Netflix.
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That's a good synopsis Dave. A recurring theme is how important is football to the public.

posted on 22/3/20

As a follow up to my previous comments on The English Game I have now completed the full 6 episodes and would recommend it to all football followers to give a dramatised account of the birth of football to one and all from rich to poor.
The early pioneers may not have realised what they achieved in breaking down the barriers that existed in the game of football at the time.
Those barriers still exist in many different forms of life today. But let us continue to enjoy football as and when it returns, hopefully in the not too distant future.

Take care.

posted on 22/3/20

comment by Penshawdave (U1894)
posted 1 hour, 30 minutes ago
As a follow up to my previous comments on The English Game I have now completed the full 6 episodes and would recommend it to all football followers to give a dramatised account of the birth of football to one and all from rich to poor.
The early pioneers may not have realised what they achieved in breaking down the barriers that existed in the game of football at the time.
Those barriers still exist in many different forms of life today. But let us continue to enjoy football as and when it returns, hopefully in the not too distant future.

Take care.
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I'm confident it will not be lost on some how its somewhat come full circle from being a game for the privileged to now being a game that excludes many of those epitomized by the people from Darwen.

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