Like other reviewers I recall this programme from the heady 80s and bought the DVD when I came across it on Amazon. I was, like Francis Scully himself, 15 years old at the time and trying to figure out a future career path for myself. Football was not an option for me though. Watching all seven espisodes recently, including the extended finale, brought back a few memories for me and some of the scenes, such as the one with the hapless teacher and the Liverpool FC trial I remember clearly from seeing 24 years ago. 1984 was a tough time. Thatcher had won an election the year before, by a landslide, unemployment was about three million and there was a lot of tensions in the country, leading to the year-long Miner's Strike. Scully was an ordinary teen, a daydreamer with ambitions and hopes. Although there are no direct references, it is clear the Thatcherite society provides a backdrop to the series. It's odd that Andrew Schofield was picked to play Scully. He is excellent in the role but he was 22 years old at the time and had actually performed the same role in a Play for Today's Scully's New Year's Eve, also written by Alan Bleasdale, in 1978. It's hard to envisage him as a teenager. Watch out for future stars of another Liverpool programme, Bread, including Jean Boht as Scully's grandmother. On a musical note, I recall watching intently to hear a snippet of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's Relax. The song had been banned by Radio One, and without the internet and Digital TV or so many commercial stations, it wasn't easy to hear.