Ever thought your favourite player or manager deserved a role in a film?
Here’s a few heroes whose story we thought should be told on the big screen.
These aren’t quite films about football but imagine if they were.
Films about football … sort of:
Mike Phelan in Saturday Mike Phelan
Mike Phelan’s been standing in the shadows too long, now is his chance to shine.
Anthony Martial is The Martian
Matt Damon’s got Nothing on the Manchester United striker. Anthony is out of this world. Or, at least, he has the potential to be.
Remember when the Italian treated his Leicester team to some pizza? Surely they’d much prefer some home-made meatballs.
James Vaughan in Vaughan On The Fourth Of July
The injury-jinxed striker certainly has been in the wars. The fourth of July is also when he last scored a goal.
Pjanic is a good Roma player and Panic Room is a good film, so we thought, ‘why not combine them?’ As you’ll see, the result is, er, average at best.
The German World Cup winner sets off on a character-defining journey with one of his closest pals. Heart-wrenching stuff.
Andre Schurrle in Shirley Valentine
During his summer break to Greece, the unlucky-in-love forward casts eyes on the fine figure of Joachim Low. Will it be love at first sight?
Alan Pardew is Alpha Papa
Harry Maguire in Jerry Maguire
He had his dream job. He was superb at it and everyone loved him. But Harry had a vision. He wanted a change. He wrote a mission statement. It was tough at first but now he’s working his way to the very top of his game.
Jurgen Klopp is Robocop
Joe Allen in Alien
He set off on a journey that would take him among the stars but he’s found himself having to fight for his survival.
Cheikhou Kouyate is The Karate Kid
Under sensei Bilic’s tutelage, Cheikhou is developing the skills to be the best around – even with a nasty leg injury.
Leroy Fer in My Fair Lady
Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink helps a striking but rough-round-the-edges Leroy Fer fit in among the upper classes of London with some careful coaching. Will this tense love story have a happy ending?
Steve McClaren is The Shite Manager
He went deep undercover in an effort to bring down an evil billionaire and took the whole murky operation down with him.
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