This is a story of obsession, passion and friendship and how football can affect your whole life.
Viewed through the eyes of their adoring fans, the players and the new owners, this is the inside story of Manchester City during the 2009/10 season – the first full year under Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi, who bought the club 18 months ago.
After 34 years without a trophy City are today one of the most talked about clubs in world football – they’ve signed star players and, finally have the means to compete with their Manchester rivals.
With unique access to the players and behind the scenes, the feature-length documentary shows the highs and lows of a historic year and will reflect some of the club’s previous achievements. Among the highlights:
Interviews and access to City’s ‘big’ names, including Tevez and Adebayor, who talk frankly about why they joined the club and what playing football means to them; Filming access to some of City’s celebrity fans, including Noel Gallagher, who reveals his passion for the Club he has supported since childhood; Unique behind the scenes access to the manager, Roberto Mancini, including his first attempts at learning English.
Meshed with access to City during the season are the personal stories of a group of dedicated City fans. We’ll see how their passion for City affects their everyday lives – their work, their leisure, even their relationships.
In a departure from previous football documentaries, the film was shot using ‘Red’ cameras, bringing a movie-style feel to the material.
Entertaining, intimate and variously funny and poignant, the film reveals a passion for football as that has rarely been shown on the big screen before.
Football can make you fall in love. But it can also break your heart.