GALLERY 09: National Football Museum - Just Visit

This spoof of Nike's famous 'Freestyle' ad shows us how football was in the good old days. The clothing and hairstyles may seem quite ridiculous but director Mark Denton gives us a historically accurate portrayal after studying the museum's artefacts and footage. His accuracy stretches to the particular ball skills common to the period and he has also included some genuine characters, such as 'Fatty' Foulkes, the 6'6', 22 stone goalkeeper who played for Chelsea in 1905. The hand-cranked camera adds to Olde Worlde ambience.

Product/client: National Football Museum

Agency: The Chase

1 North Parade

Parsonage Gardens

Manchester M32 NH


T: +44 161 832 5575

F: +44 161 832 5576

Creative Director: Ben Casey

Art Director: Mark Denton

Writers: Ben Casey, Adam Denton

Production company: Blink Productions

181 Wardour St

London W1V 3FB


T: +44 20 7494 0747

F: +44 20 7494 3771


Director: Mark Denton

Producer: Jane Fitch

Director of Photography: Angus Hudson

Post-production company: Rushes

66 Old Compton St

London W1V 4PA


T: +44 20 7437 8676

F: +44 20 7734 3002


Editor: Joel Miller

Fire Artist: Paul Wratten

Sound Designs: Anthony Sadler, Gaynor Sadler

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