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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old June 23rd, 2006, 09:37 Thread Starter
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'Leagues apart' documentary from Irish TV



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RTE are delighted to announce a new Sports Travel series from the star of "Father Ted" and "My Hero". BAFTA and British Comedy Award winner winning comedy actor Ardal O'Hanlon will present his first-ever TV series for RTE. "Leagues Apart with Ardal O'Hanlon" will begin on Thursday April 20th on RTE Two at 10.30pm.

"Leagues Apart with Ardal O'Hanlon" is a sporting travelogue with a quirky and humorous edge as Ardal travels around Europe visiting passionate soccer derbies in great historical cities featuring some of the top teams and players in the world. The series will feature high profile games such as Barcelona v Real Madrid, as well as visits to Rome, Istanbul, Krakow, Rotterdam and Athens. At the core of the series is how the game of soccer can divide citizens not just for 90 minutes but down through decades and generations.

The full line up is -
Ep1 - Athens (Olympiakos v Panathinaikos) - APRIL 20th
Ep2 - Rotterdam (Feyenoord v Ajax) - APRIL 27th
Ep 3 - Rome (Lazio v Roma) - MAY 4th
Ep 4 - Krakow (Cracovia v Wisla Krakow) - MAY 11th
Ep 5 - Barcelona (Barca v Real Madrid) - MAY 17th
Ep 6 - Istanbul - (Fehnerbahce v Galatasaray) - MAY 24th

"Leagues Apart with Ardal O'Hanlon" is not just about travel and sport. For instance we hear how Mussolini set up Serie A? What Irishman managed Barcelona? Why did most of the Greek soccer teams form in the 1920's? Which great European soccer city had to be re-built after the Germans bombed in WW2?

Ardal mingles and chats with fans, players, managers, journalists, broadcasters, ultras, ex-players, historians, writers, comedians, pundits... anyone, in fact, who can help him to define and explain the importance of football loyalties in the everyday lives of people. These snapshots of city and regional rivalry will coincide with the build-up and aftermath of the relevant 'derby', with exclusive footage around these explosive sporting occasions.

Leagues Apart with Ardal O'Hanlon kicks off on RTE from April 20th at 10.30pm.
Anyone seen it?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old June 23rd, 2006, 14:43
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Yes. I have it on this computer actually.

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wasnt this thread started about 2 months ago ??

05.04.00 - 05.04.09

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No.

Just downloaded it as well as the Feyenoord-Ajax, Lazio-Roma, Wisla-Cracovia and Barca-Madrid.

It's pretty good, though he could have done well to visit fans of both teams equally.

The Galata-Fener one I couldn't get.

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I downloaded all of them from blue-white greek torrents also, I thought they were all well done. I really enjoyed watching them.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old June 29th, 2006, 08:47 Thread Starter
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Indeed. The notable abscence was the Partizan-Red Star derby. The Wisla-Cracovia one seemed quite poor, but not in violence.

I remember now that one of the guys working on this posted at the Greeksoccer forum in December looking for help. The topic descended into bickering and slander.

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