I watched this tonight for the first time with my two boys (aged 6 and 11). To be honest I was a bit worried that they would get bored and feck off upstairs half way through to play the xbox (like most kids they live & breath the EPL!!).
I thought it was fantastic. More importantly my lads loved it too! They were really interested in seeing Highbury and how 'normal' the players were. During the final bits of the match they were jumping about the sofas, shouting for The Arsenal. They were buzzing at the end. Really glad I watched it with them now. I know it is silly but it gave me a nice little boost today. Hopefully they will actually experience moments like this themselves at some point in their lives.
No it's not silly that you got a boost from watching this with your boys. When posters on this forum talk about their children following Arsenal I always encourage it.
Your lads will understand Arsenal and what it means more from watching that film than one hundred live games on Sky or BT Sport.
I haven't seen the film yet but I know I will be receiving the DVD on Christmas day. With the exception possibly of Jack Wilshere there doesn't seem to me that we currently have one player that understands what being an Arsenal player is or should be. Yes they have (limited)ability but no character . I think playing in the Emirates doesn't help, the lack of accountability from the top doesn't help either. There are players who played for Arsenal and there are Arsenal players. Currently we have players playing for Arsenal back then and up to 2006 /08 we had Arsenal players..Posted this before but I will again. Dublin Evening Press Saturday May 27th 1989 highly respected journalist Con Houlihan wrote " The Liverpool fanatics were on the Kop, the Arsenal ones were on the pitch "...