Big Phil Freaks Out

Remember the plot of Hoosiers? A down-and-out coach, played by Gene Hackman, finds a chance for redemption with a small-town team in Indiana. Well, this year, English soccer club Chelsea has a coach that looks just like Gene Hackman. But that’s where the similarities to the film end.

Chelsea is instead the story of a rich London team hiring a big-time manager and doing quite well—just not quite as well as they hoped. It’s not exactly Hollywood, but it has its own drama. Read the rest at ESPN.


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