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The Three Kings

8.01 h 44 min2020PG
The incredible story of how three men born south of Glasgow within 30 miles of each other, grew up to become lifelong friends and three of the most influential men in football history.
Jonny Owen
Sir Matt BusbyBill ShanklyJock Stein
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4.8 out of 5 stars

728 global ratings

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Alan HillReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 November 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
So much more than just a football documentary
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Watched this doc last night, The Three Kings. So much more than just a sports documentary. A trip through the culture of the 50’s to the early 90’s narrated by the exploits of three of the greatest football managers ever to hark from Scotland. It includes Fascinating facts such as a quarter of the earth’s population follow either Manchester United, Liverpool or Celtic. Sprinkled liberally with iconic nostalgic football moments, European Cups, League titles and ‘I was there’ games such as Denis Law backheeling MU into the second division (I WAS there). A must for football fans but a must for anyone interested in the recent social history of England and Scotland including a section around the miner’s strike of the early 80’s. A great stocking filler!
10 people found this helpful
Doug GReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 November 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Must watch film
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What a great film this is. Enjoyed it from start to finish. Would highly recommend to all football fans, which ever team you follow.
5 people found this helpful
J V.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 January 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Stunning and heartfelt
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Covers the depth and breadth of emotions stirred up by these 3 great men. Their impact on the game and society in this country is explored and revealed with great skill and understandning. This doc. gives you a visceral sense of the roots of the British game from the mines to the streets to the overflowing stadiums. At one point I wept and at the end was left starry eyed.
5 people found this helpful
Mr KReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 August 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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For anyone in the world (not just english and many of the scots themselves) that deride Scotland and its contributions to world football should grab a wee dram, sit down on the couch and see how 3 Scotsman didn't just build a team ..... they built a philosophy ..... they built a football club .... laid the foundations for future success ....... put pride back into poor working class cities ..... and presented them to the world

Quite brilliant documentary
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alex scottReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 December 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
3 kings definitely.
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Great insight into 3 football brains and the social history of the era, a cracking watch for any football aficionado.
5 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 January 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Watch if you're a Utd , Liverpool or Celtic fan 👌
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Great watch , in depth film of three of the greatest football managers to have lived in British football , and to have only been born 30 miles of each other . great footage of early days of their management right up to them winning their greatest achievements . Great music, footage of what was going on in the UK at the time , and what it meant to the fans !!
2 people found this helpful
Mazza81Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 November 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing insight to three of the greatest British managers of all time
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Great documentary, amazing footage and told the story of three fine men
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PMDReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 August 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A truly Superb football documentary with three great early managers being profiled
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If you want to know where the spirit of three great football clubs and their supporters comes from then watch this film. The same philosophy applies to many football clubs but these three amazing managers showed the way in that football is always about the fans plus their club and this still applies today. That was a fundamental reason the greedy and crass 2021 European Super League was always going to fail. They just did not understand what the competitive game meant to everyday supporters who are in turn the clubs and in turn are football!.
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