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31st Mar 2020

Watching Goal! The Dream Begins for the first time

Goal! is widely regarded as one of the best sports films ever, but has it stood the test of time? We got Kyle to watch it for the first time to find out

Reuben Pinder

Is Goal! The Dream Begins actually a good film?

I think so. Well, I remember it being good when I was nine years old, which is not the same thing. But football films are not meant to be compared to the classics. Nobody is expecting Casablanca, just some semi-realistic football sequences, with a captivating plot, some convincing acting and a climactic ending. Goal! The Dream Begins has all of those things, kind of.

As an avid fan of the film (the first one…) I was shocked to discover that my colleague, Kyle, had never seen it. How could a football fan not have seen a picture of such cultural significance?

There was only one thing to do: sit down over Skype and watch it together. This is the result.