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Avoid The English Game on Netflix, even if you're desperate for Premier League football

Posted On: Mar 28, 2020   |   Posted By: TechRadar

Avoid The English Game on Netflix, even if you're desperate for Premier League football

In extraordinary, unprecedented circumstances, my strict Saturday routine is forcibly changed on March 14, 2020. Usually, at 3pm sharp, I'd be tuning in to follow the ups and - more often than not - downs of my club's chase for promotion from the third tier of English football. Today, however, Portsmouth won't host Accrington Stanley at Fratton Park. My afternoon is an open goal, as will will be the rest of them for the foreseeable future: football across the United Kingdom has been suspended due to the coronavirus. After as little as two hours into my football-free time I anxiously twiddle my thumbs and, like many others, look for ways to fill the gap. FIFA and Football Manager are fun, but no replacement for the real thing. To give you an idea of how desperate people like me get for any kind of competition, Southampton FC played Manchester City on Twitter, at noughts and crosses. So Julian Fellowes' The English Game arrived on Netflix at the best possible time. The drama from the writer best known for...

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