This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 4 °C Thursday 20 February, 2020
Advertisement

Sports Film Of The Week: Chris Waddle - The French Way

Take an hour to remember the genius of Chris Waddle.

Title: Chris Waddle- The French Way

Director: Gabriel Clarke

Release Date: 23 April 1993

Plot: Chris Waddle was one of the best players of his generation even before his move to Marseille in 1989. The skilful midfielder had been a regular for England for years and had been a fan favourite at both Newcastle and Tottenham before he decided to move to the south of France.

This documentary chronicles Waddle’s successes in Marseille, where he won three league titles (albeit amidst accusations of match fixing; Marseille were stripped of their 1993 league title but Waddle was no longer at the club).

The documentary has great footage of Waddle’s flair that won him so many plaudits, and if nothing else, watch it so you can see him do a “Joey Barton” 20 years before we even knew what that was. Waddle blazed a trail over there in more ways than one.

Here it is in full.

Source: ConsilioEtAnimis1867/YouTube

 

Check out this class image of Roy Keane as football hipster

Paul Scholes ‘scared’ Man Utd are heading into wilderness

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Read next:

COMMENTS (5)