History Film / MikeBassettEnglandManager

16th Jan '17 9:24:07 AM Aurelian
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* CassandraTruth: When Tonka gets drunk, he says it's because his Thai wife was killed in a car crash after swerving to avoid a llama. Mike thinks it's just another of Tonka's lame excuses. It turns out to be true.

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* CassandraTruth: When Tonka gets drunk, he says it's because his Thai wife was killed in a car crash after swerving to avoid a llama. llama that had escaped from the local zoo. Mike thinks it's just another of Tonka's lame excuses. It excuses, but it turns out to be true.
16th Jan '17 9:08:29 AM Aurelian
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* IronicEcho: Mike tells Doddsy won't sign Tonka again because their relationship is like the running gag in the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' cartoons, where every week Lucy would convince Charlie to kick a football, then move the ball out of the way just as he was about to kick it, and Charlie would fall over. After Tonka joins Wirrall, he tells Mike to show the team his penalty-taking skills. Mike starts his run up, but just before he kicks the ball, Tonka whips it away with a piece of string and Mike lands in a heap.

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* IronicEcho: Mike tells Doddsy he won't sign Tonka again because their relationship is like the running gag in the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' cartoons, where every week Lucy would convince Charlie to kick a football, then move the ball out of the way just as he was about to kick it, and Charlie would fall over. After Tonka joins Wirrall, he tells Mike to show the team his penalty-taking skills. Mike starts his run up, but just before he kicks the ball, Tonka whips it away with a piece of string and Mike lands in a heap.
16th Jan '17 9:06:24 AM Aurelian
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* IronicEcho: Mike tells Doddsy won't sign Tonka again because their relationship is like the running gag in the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' cartoons, where every week Lucy would convince Charlie to kick a football, then move the ball out of the way just as he was about to kick it, and Charlie would fall over. After Tonka joins Wirrall, he tells Mike to show the team his penalty-taking skills. Mike starts his run up, but just before he kicks the ball, Tonka whips it away with a piece of string and Mike lands in a heap.



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** The night before a crucial game against Liechtenstein, Tonka went out on a wild night of drinking and took the entire England defence with him. England failed to win by the match and Mike got the sack.
16th Jan '17 8:46:26 AM Aurelian
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In the second-last episode of the TV series, Mike goes out on a stag night with Tonka, fearful that Tonka will get himself arrested or injured just before an important match. Mike gets so drunk that he ends up breaking Tonka's jaw in an punch-up, ruling him out for the entire ''season''.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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In the second-last episode of the TV series, Mike goes out on a stag night with Tonka, fearful that Tonka will get himself arrested or injured just before an important match. Mike gets so drunk that he ends up breaking Tonka's jaw in an punch-up, ruling him out for the entire ''season''.''season''.
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Mike's dad took a bribe to miss a penalty in Wirrall's only cup final in order to pay for an operation for Mike.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In-universe. One of the England defenders who went out on a wild bender with Tonka hasn't been seen since.
15th Jan '17 11:57:25 AM Aurelian
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* CassandraTruth: When Tonka gets drunk, he says it's because his Thai wife was killed in a car crash after swerving to avoid a llama. Mike thinks it's just another of Tonka's lame excuses. It turns out to be true.



* RealityIsUnrealistic: In ''Manager'', Mike accuses Tonka of making up ridiculous stories so that he has excuses to carry on drinking to excess. It's not until just before a vital game that Mike finds out that Tonka has been telling the truth the whole time.
15th Jan '17 11:18:17 AM Aurelian
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** Mike's meltdown during ''Manager'', when he launches a kung-fu kick at someone in the crowd and then makes a rambling nonsensical speech at a press conference, is a nod to Eric Cantona.
15th Jun '16 4:54:08 PM Aurelian
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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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