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Coming soon: Awaydays the movie


It's not at the cinemas until May 22nd, but we've just got the first news (and images) from the movie adaptation of Kevin Sampson's superb late-70s set novel, Awaydays.

Set during the dawn of the 'football casual' era, Awaydays is in one way a tale of Tranmere Rovers' hooligan following and its meetings with other firms in the third division. But just as much (if not more), it's also a tale of the era – unemployment, drugs, fashion, clubs and the post-punk music scene of the day. If it's done well, it could be one of the films of the year.

See over the page for a couple of large stills from the movie, as well as the official trailer for it.

Awaydays official movie website



  • How bizarre. I dug out my copy last night and started reading it again. Didn’t know they were planning a movie version. Excellent news!