Wednesday, 29 February 2012

The Soccermen: Cool Runnings but soccer. And in real life

Two dudes from England got really bored of their jobs and decided to move to a remote Pacific island to manage the 'world's worst football team'.  They made a film too.

The movie is essentially a real life Cool Runnings - the country has no real soccer team, their best player gets run over by a drunk driver and John Candy is still dead.  From the Soccermen's Kickstarter page:
The Soccermen follows two Brits who take the reigns of a team touted as "the worst soccer team in the world". It seemed like a good idea at the time, but coaching novices Paul and Matt find themselves on a remote Pacific Island with a population whose obesity rate is 90 percent, toad-infested facilities and one of the world's wettest climates. With no resources and the hopes of 16 Islanders resting on their shoulders, the coaches take their team to the mainland in search of the the island's first ever victory.
I couldn't write anything as immediately interesting as that so I thought I'd just let the internet do my work for me.  The trailer makes the movie look pretty great too, but they need to earn another $20,000 to get it complete.  I'm about to donate $5 myself because I'm just a great guy like that and because it's actually a cheap of way of making me feel good about myself.  I'm sort of contributing to a good cause, but it doesn't cost me much.  Also I get to see a movie after.  I guess the point I'm trying to make is that if Marie Curie gave me a new Bourne film to watch after taking my money then I'd be more inclined to contribute.  You've lost a customer!

In all seriousness, go here to find out more and watch the trailer.  I think they win the gold medal in the end or something