The First Team review – a football sitcom fit for relegation

The First Team review – a football sitcom fit for relegation
This new comedy from the writers of The Inbetweeners boasts Will Arnett and trademark ‘banter’ – but there’s only so long you can watch bored footballers playing Fifa

As the new sitcom from the creators of The Inbetweeners, The First Team (BBC Two) comes with the weight of expectation on its shoulders. In this case, its dopey leads are a little older – in their early 20s, in fact – and they are peripheral players at a struggling Premier League football club. As a potential parking space for the banter bus, you would be hard pressed to find anything better than the dressing room of a football club. Plus, it has Will Arnett playing the club’s gruesome chairman, although his appearance is disappointingly brief.

The First Team gets off to a slow start, though even the strongest sitcoms rarely find greatness in their early episodes. It inhabits a strange middle ground,
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