Rangers' legendary player, Jimmy Nicholl, was not only a fine player at Ibrox, but also represented his country Northern Ireland in the 1986 World Cup held in Mexico. 'Shooting for Socrates', starring John Hannah, Conleth Hill, Richard Dormer and Nico Mirallegro, is a comedy drama about the story behind the team’s David and Goliath battle against Brazil at the competition.
Set at the height of the Troubles, the film – from Oscar-winning producer Victoria Gregory ('Senna', 'Man on Wire') and Emmy-nominated director James Erskine (Building Jerusalem, The Battle of the Sexes) – is a testament to the power of football to unite even the most divided peoples.
The film was released in cinemas earlier this year, Total Film gave it 4* and the film bible Sight and Sound called it “priceless stuff” - it’s out on DVD on 5th October and New Black Films would like to give Gersnet readers the chance to win a copy of the DVD. All you have to do is answer the following question:
Q: Where was the 1986 World Cup originally meant to be held?
For those not lucky enough to win, New Black Films is also offering Rangers fans to buy the film direct from the distributor with a special discount 25% off the RRP until the end of October. You can do so via the following link:
Promo Code: S4S25
Good luck to all who enter!