Barnestoneworth United is the worst football team of 1935,who lose every match. Gordon Ottershaw is,however,their loyal fan,determined to prevent them from being disbanded after their final... See full summary »

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Gordon Ottershaw
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Mrs. Ottershaw
Bill Fraser ...
Mr. Foggen
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Chairman
David Leland ...
Football Manager
John Berlyne ...
Barnstoneworth
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Cyril
Roger Sloman ...
'Baldy' Davitt
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1st Footballer
Colin Bennett ...
2nd Footballer
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3rd Footballer
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Goalkeeper
Pat Taylor ...
Mrs Foggen
Margot Lawson ...
Chairman's Wife
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Man in Social Club
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Barnestoneworth United is the worst football team of 1935,who lose every match. Gordon Ottershaw is,however,their loyal fan,determined to prevent them from being disbanded after their final game. To this end he recruits the players from the renowned winning team of 1922 who turn up to defeat rivals Denley Moor. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Adventure | Comedy

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17 October 1979 (UK)  »

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| (archive footage: football matches in opening credits)

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Trivia

John Cleese: A passer by. See more »

Goofs

This is set in 1935, however the 'Bert Williams All Star Football Book', seen briefly about Gordon's person, was not printed until 1951. Bert, the Wolverhampton Wanderers and England goalkeeper, didn't play league football until 1937. See more »

Quotes

Gordon Ottershaw: [Gordon is reading a note left by his wife] Your supper is in the oven. P.S. I'm going to have a *baby*!
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Connections

References Ripping Yarns: The Testing of Eric Olthwaite (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Match of the Day Theme
by Barry Stoller (as Rhet Stoller)
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