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Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001) Poster

Goofs

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Character error 

During the second secret interview with the dissident players, one of them claims that some players are "checking to see if they have Irish grandparents, to jump ship". However, FIFA rules do not allow a player to change national team once he has played an international game.
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Continuity 

It is shown in a graphic that striker Rufus Smalls is the highest ever leading goal scorer with 52 goals, however in a later graphic he is shown to have scored 49 goals making him the 2nd highest goal scorer
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Errors in geography 

La Bombonera stadium (Estadio Alberto J. Armando), where the game against Mexico is placed, is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, not Brazil. It's owned by Boca Juniors.
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When Mike Bassett is getting on the train to go from Norwich to London, the filing is done at Peterborough station.
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When Mike Bassett and Norwich City are celebrating their victory in the Mr Clutch Cup on the open top bus, the filming was done in St Albans, not Norwich.
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Factual errors 

After England lose to Brazil in the semi-finals, they return home. However, they would have played another game as a 3rd place play-off.
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The second match on the final tournament is played June 19, and the third match is played July 7, which is 18 days later. The break between two group games on the World Cup is usually between 3 and 5 days.
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Revealing mistakes 

Two (fourth-tier) Third Division players named Benson & Hedges are picked by Bassett by accident because he writes the team down on the back of a packet of cigarettes. One is aged 46 and both are portrayed as comically old, unfit and so on. While fourth-tier players would not be up to the standard required for international football, their unsuitability is grossly exaggerated.
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