I'm helping coordinate a new soccer-themed film festival to occur in San Francisco in 2009 -- more on that soon -- but to help get things started we've launched a blog to both keep people informed and also chatter on about soccer (both movies and the sport itself). Go here to Goals on Film. A Soccer Film Festival (and blog). One of my entries looks back on the 1981 film Victory (aka Escape to Victory), starring Sly Stallone as a, yes, goalkeeping POW.
(Meanwhile, coming here soon will be my best of 2009 list, and a couple of reviews. Stay tuned and happy holidays and all that rot.)