Despite attracting audiences of six million, the series was viewed as a disappointment by the BBC and it was cancelled in March 1967 after 147 episodes. It is believed that all 147 episodes were subsequently wiped and none survive to the present.

Jimmy Hill was the show's technical adviser, having just left his position as manager of Coventry City.

The West Midlands club Wolverhampton Wanderers complained to the BBC that Brentwich United was ostensibly based on their team.

Actors from the soap made guest football matches around the country, including one at the old Burton Albion Eton Rd Ground.