21 May 2007 | kclambeth
We are the rejects blah blah blah, we can't play football...
First of all i can't believe only one person has commented on this. i suppose this isn't all that well known, when i watched it growing up, my friends were probably watching Friends or Saved by the Bell.
I think this programme is great. The premise is a bunch of kids who can't make their school football team so set up their own five a side team, with Stewart as coach, gobby Jason in midfield, Dopey poet Ben in goal, Italian wannabe Bruno Di Gradi (Barry is his actual name) Fashion victim Ronnie Supra in defence and Robin Walker (the girl) and the best player in the team, and Vinnie as the commentator of their matches on his own t.v show.
Other characters that come later on are bossy Sue, feisty Mia and then Dennis; and Terry, Basil and Eddie are great extra characters too.
Stewart is definitely my favourite and the soul of the rejects, when he left it went downhill, it was way funnier when there was somebody telling the others about tactics and not staying up too late. The episodes are fun, not always about love but basically about the hopeless players trying to stop being relegated from the football league. I love it that they're not the best but they think they are and they play just because they love to.
You don't even have to like football to like this as the episodes provide great laughs and silly situations, plus if you do like football, there's plenty of guest stars popping up to keep your interest. I came across this programme completely by accident and at the time became hooked, i still watch it now if it's ever on as it always makes me smile, especially Stewart and the episode 'Cool Ben' genius.