The Cup [DVD]
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The complete first series of the BBC comedy that follows the antics of the parents of a children's football team. Filmed in a documentary style, focusing on the competitive nature of events that happen up and down the country every Saturday morning, it's the ugly behaviour, underhand motives, and devious tactics of the win-at-all-costs parents that shock, as they stoop to every conceivable depth in their efforts to get one over on each other, and, in passing, bring success to their suitably embarrassed kids.
The beautiful game is getting ugly
The Cup is a riotously funny fly-on-the-wall style drama series following the bizarre behaviour and desperate antics of the parents of The Ashes, a kids football team. They play mean and dirty, determined to find success at any cost. Its just as well for these parents that the boys and girl of under 11 football team Ashburn United, are much more level-headed.
Terry McConnell is prepared to stop at nothing in fulfilling his dreams for his son Malky, the Ashes' star scorer if only the boy wasnt more interested in wearing the black and white check outfit of Gordon Ramsey than the black and white strip of Bolton Wanderers. And the other parents arent much better. Dr Kaskar is determined his son wont be ousted by Terrys antics; funeral director Sandra sponsors the team just to give her football mad daughter a chance; Debbie plays the field in her search for a step-father for her young son while Terrys wife is banking everything on a marriage-saving weekend at the finals.
Will Malky be signed up by Bolton Wanderers? Is the dishy new French coach the answer to the teams (and wives) problems? And just how much longer can the team, the coach and his wife put up with Terry?
Top Customer Reviews
Best charcaters by far are Terry (Steve Edge) and his culinary son Malky (Ceallach Spellman)but the whole cast is very good with loads of very funny moments and one - liners.
Anybody who has ever been involved in competitive kids sport will love this.
Terry McConnell (Steve Edge) will stop at nothing to get his son Malky (Ceallach Spellman) watched by the scout of Bolton Wanderers whilst playing for Ashburn United U11s. His long suffering wife, Janice is wonderfully acted by Jennifer Hennessy. Excellent support from Tanya Franks and Dominic Coleman as Sandra and Vincent Farrell the team sponsors........ and funeral directors. The rest of the cast all play their parts to perfection as well.
* Extended Scenes
* Deleted Scenes
* Audio Commentaries
* Character Extras
* Making of Featurette
16:9 widescreen, Dolby Digital Stereo, and English Subtitles for the Hard of Hearing. Running time for the six episodes is actually 175 mins and not 147 as listed here by Amazon.
Also on the 2 DVD set there is an Alternate Ending Easter Egg, and a really funny disclaimer by Steve Edge and Jennifer Hennessy.
A real gem that somehow seems to have slipped under the radar. If you are interested in football at any level I am sure you will enjoy this DVD.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It doesn't play at all so sending back. Hope to be replaced am awaiting response from e mail sent few days agoPublished on 1 Jan. 2013 by Samantha Ramsay