The new documentary follows Sunderland’s disastrous 2017-18 season where the club is relegated to the third division, League Two, of English football for the first time in 30 years.
In truth, it looks fantastic, with extremely high production values that rival a Hollywood blockbuster. But behind this, little, if anything of substance is revealed. We get an insight into players’ lives, (for example Miralem Pjanic in particular), but it is a very sanitised version, with little if any real insight given to fans.
The documentary charts how Channel 4 started Football Italia and has interviews with key producers, former players like Paul Ince, and is fronted once more by the excellent James Richardson.
As my last blog post discussed, football documentaries are going to take off in 2018. Amazon has signed a deal with Man City, while Netflix has also partnered up with Juventus. Read more about this […]
You may have seen recent news that Man City has partnered with Amazon to create a documentary. It will follow the team through this season (what a season!).