Still, sport documentaries tended to know their place, concerned above all with broadening out, putting in context, explaining their own relevance. The ESPN 30 for 30 series provided a beautifully spun template of sporting documentary as wider social commentary. Feature films began to follow. Senna captured both its subject and its time. Zidane: A 21st-Century Portrait recycled Costard’s George Best treatment, albeit in more pompous and highfalutin fashion. One Night in Turin, a documentary on the 1990 World Cup, based around the wonderful Pete Davis book All Played Out, provided a fun, rollicking football-as-pop-culture template that has been energetically mined ever since. … [Read more...] about Dramatic victory: are we entering a golden age for the sports documentary?
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The following season saw him make 22 appearances, scoring four times, but in the seasons immediately before the second world war, he had already become a major force. In the 1938-39 season, he made 38 appearances, scoring 14 goals. Into the army he then went, the Green Howards, and participated in the retreat from Dunkirk, but before he was posted to the Middle East he would make four wartime appearances for England, at inside-right. He also played games for Tottenham and Bournemouth. … [Read more...] about Wilf Mannion
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The screen has been significantly upgraded, too, replacing the older LCD with newer OLED technology hitherto reserved for the “Pro” iPhone models. The display is brighter and more colourful, with significantly improved blacks and a higher pixel density making it crisper. It is one of the very best displays you can get on a smartphone, and has a new cover to it that Apple calls “Ceramic Shield”, which it says has four times the drop resistance of previous glass on iPhones. Anything that helps prevent smashed screens is a bonus. … [Read more...] about iPhone 12 review: Apple’s best since the iPhone X