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On 18/03/2020 at 08:06, SIMON GARNERS 194 said:

"As is the dramatist's prerogative, Julian Fellowes has taken some artistic licence. The 1883 FA Cup Final was contested between Old Etonians and Blackburn Olympic. But Suter never played for Blackburn Olympic."

"He actually played for local rivals Blackburn Rovers, who went on to lift the cup for the subsequent three years. For the purposes of the TV show, the two teams have been merged to make one club simply called Blackburn."

 

So it's a Historical period Drama that's Historically incorrect and the ultimate insult, they have 'Blackburn' playing in ferking shyte Claret and Blue?...what a piss take!!<_<

How disappointing, neither Rovers or Olympic mentioned possibly to avoid 'Waggott tax' film royalties?.As mentioned,our club should have been all over this.

and of course filmed some of it in Burnley too 😁

 

 

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1 hour ago, longsiders1882 said:

and of course filmed some of it in Burnley too 😁

 

 

Absolutely. It was set over 100 years ago and they wanted it to look authentic 😏.

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2 hours ago, longsiders1882 said:

and of course filmed some of it in Burnley too 😁

 

 

Not sure where you got that from. I spoke to a guy who was on the film set as a mill worker and he said it was filmed in Saltaire. No mention of Burnley.

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I binged watched this on the day it was released.  Really enjoyed it as the light drama it was. Fell asleep during the middle parts with the rioting.  Wish it had been a bit more factually correct and the football scenes were appalling.  I think Escape to Victory had better action.

I think it is getting unfair reviews in most media.  It passed the time quickly enough.

Also, appreciating the posts on here which have filled in some of the back story.

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5 hours ago, Claytons Left Boot said:

Not sure where you got that from. I spoke to a guy who was on the film set as a mill worker and he said it was filmed in Saltaire. No mention of Burnley.

They definitely filmed in the borough at least. Their base was our car park for a few days when they were at and around Queen Street Mill.

 

 

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10 hours ago, CD_93 said:

They definitely filmed in the borough at least. Their base was our car park for a few days when they were at and around Queen Street Mill.

 

 

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Presumably then, they must have used some inside shots from the Textile Museum. The guy I spoke to mentioned a mill in Shipley for the bulk of the mill shots.

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Really enjoyed it despite it not being totally accurate, but as someone else said it wasn't intended to be a documentary. 

 

 

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On 31/03/2020 at 16:17, Claytons Left Boot said:

Not sure where you got that from. I spoke to a guy who was on the film set as a mill worker and he said it was filmed in Saltaire. No mention of Burnley.

Much of it was however they filmed at Queen Street Mill in Burnley as well.

On 31/03/2020 at 15:27, K-Hod said:

Absolutely. It was set over 100 years ago and they wanted it to look authentic 😏.

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On 19/07/2019 at 19:19, bluebruce said:

This is fantastic! Really stoked for this! I wonder if the footballer they're following is Fergus Suter, the first professional, given the mention of moving towns and a focus on Darwen FC too. Unofficially he was probably the first professional when he was at Darwen, though it was illegal at the time and he claimed to be a stonemason. He then moved to Rovers and officially became the first professional when it was allowed.

I've always been fascinated by the early history of both clubs. As a would-be writer, I've considered whether there was a good story to be told about Darwen's early history, particularly the incredible comeback against Old Etonians in the FA Cup (semi final I think it was) where they came from 5-0 down to draw 5-5 and earn a replay. If I remember rightly they didn't score til about 15 minutes from time! Has to be the greatest comeback ever, against the team who were the top dogs at the time. Back then the replays had to take place at the same ground, so Darwen had to travel down to London for it. At the time that cost a hell of a lot for a football club, and it nearly bankrupted them. Locals gathered funds for them, only for them to draw the replay and have to do it again! No extra time or penalties back then. Think the replay was 0-0.

Another whip round was done, they went down and got pasted this time. Excuse my memory if it errs, but I believe it was a big factor in replays taking place at the other ground. Not sure when extra time etc came in.

Lot of football's early history at Darwen, it was a shame they got wound up over such a small bill (a few grand I think it was?) and weren't saved by Rovers or local fundraising. Rovers have helped save other clubs in the region before, like Accy. In the AFC format it's basically the same, but technically that history isn't theirs now.

That was a good shout! 

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