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In November 1985, the troubled streets of Belfast are torn up by rioting yet again. In amongst the angry mob, we find nine year old Tommy, nonchalantly dribbling a ball through the insanity... See full summary »

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Billy Bingham
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Arthur
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Tommy
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Sammy McIlroy
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David Campbell
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Pat Jennings
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Norman Whiteside
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Gerry Armstrong
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Jimmy Nichol
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Alan McDonald
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Bernard McNally
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Phil Hughes
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Mal Donaghy
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In November 1985, the troubled streets of Belfast are torn up by rioting yet again. In amongst the angry mob, we find nine year old Tommy, nonchalantly dribbling a ball through the insanity. Whilst politicians argue over the peace process, there's only one thing on young Tommy's football-mad mind - the forthcoming World Cup, where Northern Ireland will take on Brazil. For the South American giants it's just another step on the path to inevitable global domination, yet for Northern Ireland, and young Tommy, it's the biggest game of their lives. They are two countries that couldn't seem further apart: Northern Ireland, with its Orange men and Republican curbstones, the Rev'd Ian Paisley and Fergal Sharkey; and Brazil with its carnival, its Samba, with Pelé and the 'beautiful game'. On the football field, eccentric Northern Ireland coach Billy Bingham (they call him Mr FIFA - "a fee for this and a fee for that") must plug together a bunch of misfits and third divisioners. Brazil are led ... Written by Anonymous

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Cselezd ki Szókratészt!  »

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Billy Bingham: Socrates might have brought down a government, but have we lived through in the last twenty years, and survived, huh? Bombing, shootig, rioting, murder and mayhem. You don't think he is more scared of us?
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Were You a Good King
Performed by The Windsor Player
Written by Troy Stewart
Published by Polar Patrol Publishing admin.
by Kobalt Music Publishing
Courtesy of The Windsor Player
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