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Ooh aah, Cantona!

NUNEATON-born film director Ken Loach is receiving plenty of plaudits for his latest film, Looking For Eric, about a northern footy fan who fantasises that he can see and talk to a footballer he idolises (Eric Cantona).

Terrific idea for a story.

It was also a terrific idea for a story 25 years ago when the talented Liverpool writer Alan Bleasdale came up with it.

His six part series, Scully, broadcast on Channel 4, was about a northern footy fan who fantasises that he can see and talk to a footballer he idolises (Kenny Dalglish).

Classic Loach or crafty encroachment on somebody else's territory? I'd be interested to discover Bleasdale's opinion on this tricky topic..
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Jun 14, 2009
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