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13,179. There’s nothing stupid about football. And there’s nothing at all stupid about the Annual All Priests Five-a-Side Over-Seventy-Fives Indoor Football Challenge Match against Rugged Island. (Catholicism & Football & Stupid & Priest) Father Ted: Escape from Victory s3e5, Dougal
13,180. There was a time when the over-seventy-fives put their heart into it. (Catholicism & Football & Priest) ibid. Ted
13,182. A load of men kicking a bit of leather round a field. (Catholicism & Football & Priest) ibid. Mrs Doyle
92,142. I could have been a footballer. But I had a paper round. (Unemployment & Football) Alan Bleasdale, Boys from the Blackstuff: Yosser’s Story
6,216. Ryan Giggs! RYAN GIGGS! RYAN GIGGS! You’re not secret any more. (Law & Football & Secret) Football crowd chant May 2011 thereby breaking court super-injunction against revealing affair
85,683. A year ago, a chap called Adrian Hayward asked Paddy Power for a price on Liverpool’s Xabi Alonso scoring a goal during the forthcoming season from inside his own half. He was offered 125-1 and his £200 was turned into £25,000 when Alonso duly scored from improbable range against Luton in the third round of the FA Cup.
‘I watch Liverpool a lot and had seen Alonso try it before,’ he later reported. ‘Also, I’d had a dream about it and just couldn’t get it out of my head.’ (Premonition & Liverpool & Bet & Football & Dream) Independent online article 19th August 2006
20,204. 7th December 1995: It was the end of an era. But before the murders, the torture, the beatings and the ecstasy, before all of that there was football. You see football is where the hatred and the spite first come from. (GBH Films & Football) Rise of the Foot Soldier 2007 ***** starring Ricci Harnett & Terry Stone & Craig Fairbrass & Roland Manookian & Billy Murray & Frank Harper & Neil Maskell & Dave Legeno & Kieran Bew & Jason Maza Coralie Rose& et al, director Julian Gilbey, Carlton Leach’s commentary
20,205. I was West Ham. For us football, fighting and fucking was our way of life. (GBH Films & Football) ibid.
20,206. Football was my mistress, and I played away every weekend. (GBH Films & Football) ibid.
20,207. We started calling ourselves the ICF, the Inter City Firm. (GBH Films & Football) ibid.
20,924. Getting beaten up by football hooligans is like getting VD – the pain goes on for ever; but that what makes it so exciting. (GBH Films & Football) The Football Factory 2004 starring Danny Dyer & Frank Harper & Neil Maskell & Roland Manookian & Tamer Hassan & Dudley Sutton & John Junkin & Jamie Foreman & Kara Tointon et al, director Nick Love, opening remarks
20,925. You’re fucking muggy little cunts. (GBH Films & Insult & Football) ibid. woman bypasser
20,926. I know what I’d rather do – Tottenham away. Love it. (GBH Films & Football) ibid. Tommy
20,927. The truth is – I just love to fight. (GBH Films & Fight & Football) ibid.
20,928. Brought up in a concrete jungle on glue and hate. (GBH Films & Hate & Football) ibid.
20,929. Millwall v Chelsea – old enemies that always end up in murders. (GBH Films & Football) ibid.
20,930. Next time you visit the boneyard it could be in a box. (GBH Films & Football) ibid. granddad
20,931. You really do have to ask yourself if it was all worth it? Course it fucking was. (GBH Films & Football) ibid.
21,067. Mate, Tottenham’s due north? Are you lost or just fucking stupid? (GBH Films & Gangstas: London North & Football) Green Street Hooligans 2005 starring Elijah Wood & Charlie Hunnam & Claire Forlani & Leo Gregory & Claire Forlani & Marc Warren & Ross McCall & Rafe Spall & Kieran Bew & Geoff Bell & Terence Jay et al, director Lexi Alexander, opening scene on Underground platform
21,068. Every football team in Europe’s got a Firm. (GBH Films & Football) ibid. Pete
21,069. This is what it’s all about; it’s what we fucking live for. (GBH Films & Football) ibid.
21,070. You don’t feel alive unless you’re pushing yourself as far as you can go. (GBH Films & Football) ibid. Elijah
21,129. How fucking cool was he? We were almost ten-handed and he offered us all out. What a pot-house, eh? (GBH Films & Cool & Football & Fight) The Firm 2009 starring Calum MacNab & & Paul Anderson & Daniel Mays & Doug Allen & Joe Jackson & Richie Campbell & James Kelly & Tommy Nash & Eddie Webber et al, director Nick Love
21,130. We’ll see who’s got the best Firm. (GBH Films & Football) ibid.
74,607. With fear on your side you can get people to do anything. (GBH Films & Football) Top Dog 2014 starring Leo Gregory & Ricci Harnett & George Russo & Dannielle Brent & Lorraine Stanley & Johnny Palmiero & Susan Penhaligon & Vincent Regan et al, directors Martin Kemp & Dougie Brimson, opening comments
74,608. In this jungle those who decide to try and seize power had better watch themselves. (GBH Films & Football) ibid.
74,609. This is all a bit Lock-Stock, innit. (GBH Films & Football) ibid. gangsta to gangsta
21,582. Football and drugs – a perfect Saturday afternoon. (GBH Films & Drugs & Football) The 51st State 2002 starring Samuel L Jackson & Robert Carlyle & Emily Mortimer & Sean Pertwee & Ricky Tomlinson & Meatloaf & Paul Barber & Jake Abraham et al, director Ronny Yu, Liverpool dealer
23,795. Do you know what the worst book ever written ever was? (Science Fiction & Book & Football) Football: It’s a Funny Old Game by Kevin Keegan. Red Dwarf: Confidence and Paranoia s1e5, Holly
29,887. Football is a tribal sport, it’s a pack acting in concert. (England & Football) Martin Amis's England, BBC 2014
31,601. Football: many young fans were carried away by a culture of casual violence. (Great Britain & England & 1970s & Football & Riot) Dominic Sandbrook, The 70s III: Goodbye Great Britain 75-77
31,602. Man U v Wolves: The Stratford Enders went on the rampage ... Fourteen people were stabbed ... They even ransacked the Wolves club shop. (Great Britain & England & 1970s & Football & Riot) ibid.