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Crap Sports Film: Robert Duvall And Michael Keaton Discuss Moving Scottish Club To Dublin

By Conor Neville
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A couple of years after the dream of bringing Wimbledon to Dublin died (read all about it here), Michael Keaton's American owner character Peter Cameron wanted to bring little Kilnockie to Dublin against the wishes of their fans and to the dismay of their hard-bitten manager Gordon McCloud, played by Robert Duvall.

The film was 'A Shot at Glory' and the year was 2001. Well, it was actually produced in 1999 but was only released two years later.

Cameron (Keaton) is mad to bring little Scottish club Kilnockie to Dublin because 'they're so hungry for professional football over there, they've a brand new stadium'(the writers were evidently assuming that Eircom Park would have been completed by the film's release).


Duvall's character is not impressed - 'next thing you'll be wanting us to play Gaelic football - use our fucking hands!'

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Ally McCoist demonstrated his impressive acting range by playing a former Celtic player - it was an extraordinary transformation.Perversely, Didier Agathe was enlisted to play for Kilnockie's Cup Final opponents Rangers - very much the 'baddie' team of the film. Here's Celtic waster Jackie McQuillan (McCoist) battering some Rangers hooligans. Andy Gray also shows his talents as a straight newsreader.


For those of you with enough time on your hands, here's the whole film:



See also: Balls Remembers - The Complete Story Of How Dublin Almost Got A Premier League Team

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