Television review The football documentary follows Leeds United in one season full of hope and disappointment drama

In a football documentary, players, managers and fans are heard but not the coach.

Drama is inscribed in football. Take Us Home: Leeds United is one of many documentary series that have taken advantage of this premise in recent years. A documentary can be found at Yle Areena Black and White – The Story of Juventus. Netflix and Amazon Prime, on the other hand, are bursting with programs about individual players and entire teams.

Take Us Home series has been made by the production company Eleven Studios, which has the same owner as Leeds, an Italian businessman Andrea Radrizzani. The club, once known as “dirty Leeds,” receives sympathetic treatment.

However, not all contradictions and disappointments are hidden. The famous racing team’s espionage case gets attention, as does the amount of injuries.

Six-piece the series covers the period 2018-2019, which the traditional Leeds team spent at Britain’s second-highest league level. The goal is the Premier League, the national first series where Leeds has not been for 15 years. The goal brings a clear direction and posture to the documentary series.

The rise is being accelerated by a new coach, an Argentine Marcelo Bielsa.

The coach is seen squatting on the sidelines, but in front of the camera he rarely visits. A man proclaimed an architect of success stays on the fringes of narrative when he should be at the center of it.

Australian Russell Crowen the sound, on the other hand, is heard in abundance. The voice of the actor, who has been a fan of Leeds since he was a child, brings to the series the peaceful prestige typical of the documentary format.

Crowe’s voice will also be heard in the second episode of the series, which will premiere on Amazon Prime today.

Take Us Home: Leeds United, TV2 at 9pm and Yle Areena.

Leeds players celebrate the goal.­


Bhavi Mandalia

Bhavi Mandalia

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