Magazine article Screen International

Ooh Ah Cantona?

Magazine article Screen International

Ooh Ah Cantona?

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Sixteen Films makes shock bid for Eric Cantona as teams finalise FIFE rosters.

In shock transfer news, Sixteen Films has made an outrageous bid to secure former Manchester United star Eric Cantona for the annual Film Industry Five-a-side charity event at Millwall.

The bid was confirmed to Screen by team sources.

Cantona and his representatives were unavailable for comment but 'The King' and Sixteen are known to have close ties following their collaboration on 2009 drama Looking for Eric.

Sixteen Films manager Ken Loach wouldn't be drawn on the potential transfer but told Screen: "We've got a highly skilled group of players to choose from. The scouts have been out, the reports are coming back in. It's pre-season at the minute so it's all to play for. There are a few tasty lads out there not to mention a very capable woman striker we have in the office."

Loach, who described his managerial style as "more Mancini than Pulis but aspiring to be Brendan Rodgers", is hoping to make it down to The Den for the May 11 season kick-off. …

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