UK time is: 16:55:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Big Ron documentary shame...

IF the money from Sky for the Big Ron Manager documentary was essential for the survival of Peterborough United FC last season, then you could understand Barry Fry being tempted.

If it was done to get the club publicity then it has already backfired... big style.

I sat in stunned silence watching the trailer on Sky One last night. Surely the football club had some input on how they are portrayed in this programme? If the trailer is one non-stop mesh of bleeped bad language, images of players brawling with each other in the changing room and Steve Bleasdale being abused by Big Ron, then I dread to think what the full show will be like.

'That's your job, make a decision' - screams Ron into the face of the Bleo, before it cuts to a dressing room scene (revealed in the three page article from the Daily Mirror as Oxford away) where they all pile in on top of one player for a big fight.

I have yet to see the Daily Mirror article myself (I bet there wont be enough copies in the city today!), but local radio have revealed that there are a number of further images of players being violent towards each other and more details of graphic arguments between Bleo and Sean St Ledger which will be transmitted during the series.

(Which airs on Sky One at 10pm on Tuesday)

I am trying to think how I am going to sum up how I feel about this. Part of me feels let down because I was looking forward to seeing a documentary about the inner workings of POSH. I should have known better.

Mainly though I am upset. Upset at how we now seem to be sailing on a much more even keel, only for a self inflicted ice-berg to appear on the horizon.

Most of the players featured in this article are still at the club... how will they feel tomorrow when they run out on the pitch?




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 18 2006

Time: 7:34AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Wow. Great TV. Still 7 points from 9 so far this season say to me all is not doom and gloom!
greyhound
Report Abuse
18/08/2006 07:47:00

Just watching the showing of this documentary now on Sky One. I must say, I am glad it is not my team, Blackpool, being aired in public like this. Fascinating as it is, it must be excruciating watching for Posh fans, and in all honesty doesn't really do your club that much good. Was it really worth it just for Sky dosh?
BisphamTangerine
Report Abuse
22/08/2006 22:43:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Peterborough United Articles

Early Bird Offer Extended By Posh (Saturday April 25 2015)

Loanees Leave Posh (Friday April 24 2015)

Robbo Speaks - Pre-Crawley Town (Friday April 24 2015)

Minute Silence At Weekend Matches (Wednesday April 22 2015)

Posh Tackle Mick George Skip Challenge (Wednesday April 22 2015)

Archived Peterborough United Articles

List All Vital Posh Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Gillingham 44 15 14 15 -2 59
10. Bradford 44 15 14 15 -2 59
11. Barnsley 44 16 11 17 -3 59
12. Peterborough 44 17 8 19 -4 59
13. Doncaster 44 15 13 16 -6 58
14. Walsall 44 13 17 14 0 56
15. Oldham 44 14 14 16 -11 56

Breaking League News

Team Line-Ups: Coventry v Crewe Alexandra
Crewe : 25/04/2015 14:55:00
Bradford v Barnsley - Team Sheets
Barnsley : 25/04/2015 14:40:01
O'Donnell Decision Made?
Walsall : 25/04/2015 14:38:01
Leyton Orient v Sheffield United - Team Sheets
Sheff Utd : 25/04/2015 14:36:01
Orient v Sheffield United: The Teams
Leyton Orient : 25/04/2015 14:34:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Score Predictions - Oldham v Posh?
Suggested By:  
0-0 0%
1-0 0%
1-1 0%
0-1 0%
2-0 0%
2-1 0%
2-2 0%
1-2 0%
0-2 0%
3-0 0%
3-1 0%
3-2 0%
2-3 0%
1-3 0%