History Film / MikeBassettEnglandManager

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* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Tonka gets one when he brings what [[DisguisedInDrag he thinks is a woman]] back to his hotel room.
13th Jun '16 3:36:33 PM Aurelian
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* AsYouKnow: References to Mike's career between the film and the series are treated like this, particularly England's failed European Championship qualification campaign (and Tonka's role in it).
13th Jun '16 3:10:27 PM Aurelian
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* ReallyGetsAround: Karine seems to have dated half of Leeds' 1970s side, including Peter Lorimer, Norman Hunter, David Harvey and Trevor Cherry.
13th Jun '16 1:02:30 PM Aurelian
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* GilliganCut: Mike laughs off his wife's suggestion that he sign some players on loan for Wirral. In the next scene, he tells Dodds that he wants to bring in some loan players.

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Mike laughs off his wife's suggestion that he sign some players on loan for Wirral. In the next scene, he tells Dodds that he wants to bring in some loan players.
** There's another when Mike vows he will never sign Tonko again. Next, he's at a press conference announcing that he has signed Tonko.
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* CaptainObvious:
--> '''Karine:''' First time I met Mike I was 17 and he was 32, and when you're that age, that's like 15 years older.
13th Jun '16 11:14:04 AM Aurelian
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A {{mockumentary}} released in 2001, based around the rather stressful job of the England national [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]] manager.

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A {{mockumentary}} released in 2001, based around the rather stressful job of the England national [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]] manager.
manager. It was inspired by a real fly-on-the-wall documentary, ''An Impossible Job'', which followed England manager Graham Taylor and England's ultimately unsuccessful bid to qualify for the 1994 World Cup.
13th Jun '16 11:05:17 AM Aurelian
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England manager Phil Cope suffers a heart attack after a couple of bad results in a previously strong campaign to qualify for the 2002 World Cup in Brazil. Because of the manner of his departure, none of the English managers in England's top division, the [[UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague Premier League]] are interested in taking the job (well, one is, but the Football Association aren't interested in ''him''). As a result, they have to turn to Mike Bassett (Ricky Tomlinson), manager of second tier club Norwich City, and it soon becomes apparent that while Mike has all the enthusiasm in the world, he doesn't really have any of the managerial skill. England's qualifying campaign goes from bad to worse, and they're forced to rely on a flukish combination of results to get through to the World Cup itself. Things eventually get better once they arrive in Brazil, but not before they get a whole lot worse...

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England manager Phil Cope suffers has suffered a heart attack after a couple of bad results in a previously strong during England's stuttering campaign to qualify for the 2002 World Cup in Brazil. Because of the manner of his departure, none None of the English managers in England's top division, the [[UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague Premier League]] are interested in taking the job (well, one is, but the Football Association aren't interested in ''him''). As a result, they have to No high profile manager abroad wants the job, either.

In desperation, the FA
turn to Mike Bassett (Ricky Tomlinson), manager of second tier club Norwich City, and it soon becomes apparent that while Mike has all the enthusiasm in the world, he doesn't really have any of lacks the necessary managerial skill. nous. England's qualifying campaign goes [[FromBadToWorse from bad to worse, worse]], and they're forced to rely on a flukish combination of results to get through to the World Cup itself. Things eventually get better once they arrive in Brazil, but not before they get a whole lot worse...
13th Jun '16 4:08:54 AM Aurelian
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* GilliganCut: Mike laughs off his wife's suggestion that he sign some players on loan for Wirral. In the next scene, he tells Dodds that he wants to bring in some loan players.
13th Jun '16 2:00:32 AM Aurelian
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* InSeriesNickname: Most of the England players have a nickname, usually just a shortened version of their surname. Gary Wackett is "Wacko", Kevin Tonkinson is "Tonko" and Rufus Smalls is "Smallsy". TruthInTelevision as simplistic nicknames are common in English football.
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** Kevin Tonkinson, a gifted but mercurial [[UsefulNotes/NorthEastEngland Geordie]] playmaker was loosely inspired by Paul Gascoigne in ''England Manager'', and subsequently became a much more direct Expy in ''Manager''.
** Gary Wackett, a very aggressive centre-half with a terrible disciplinary record, is an expy of various British "hard man" footballers, including Vinnie Jones, Stuart Pearce and Billy Bremner.
** Harpsey has a similar background to David Beckham, including a pop star wife.

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** Kevin Tonkinson, Tonkinson is a gifted but mercurial playmaker from the [[UsefulNotes/NorthEastEngland Geordie]] playmaker was loosely inspired by North East]], like Paul Gascoigne in ''England Manager'', and Gascoigne. He subsequently became a much more direct Expy in ''Manager''.
** Gary Wackett, Wackett is a very aggressive centre-half with a terrible disciplinary record, is an expy of a nod to various British "hard man" footballers, including such as Vinnie Jones, Stuart Pearce and Billy Bremner.
** Harpsey is a playboy who is perennially talking on his mobile phone, has a similar background to popstar wife and is described as the best crosser in the world, like David Beckham, including a pop star wife.Beckham.



** The unnamed England goalie is physically very similar to David Seaman.

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** The unnamed England goalie is physically very similar to David Seaman.Seaman, right down to the ponytail.
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