Michael Sheen (from Frost/Nixon) and Colm Meaney (from Star Trek Next Generation) play the two characters which are rival managers of Football (we call it soccer in the US) teams in England. Michael Sheen managed Derby and Colm Meaney managed Leeds United.
Michael Sheen is a blustery big mouth who is "taught" to keep his mouth shut...
It's a story of men bonding and being friends and being enemies.
There's some football, but it's mostly the relationship of Michael Sheen's character to his team, his friends and his obsessive rivalry.