The Cup is a riotously funny fly-on-the-wall style drama series following the bizarre behaviour and desperate antics of the parents of The Ashes, a kid?s football team. They play mean and dirty, determined to find success at any cost. It?s just as well for these parents that the boys ? and girl ? of under 11 football team Ashburn United, are much more level-headed.
Terry McConnell is prepared to stop at nothing in fulfilling his dreams for his son Malky, the Ashes’ star scorer ? if only the boy wasn?t more interested in wearing the black and white check outfit of Gordon Ramsey than the black and white strip of Bolton Wanderers. And the other parents aren?t much better. Dr Kaskar is determined his son won?t be ousted by Terry?s antics; funeral director Sandra sponsors the team just to give her football mad daughter a chance; Debbie plays the field in her search for a step-father for her young son while Terry?s wife is banking everything on a marriage-saving weekend at the finals.
Will Malky be signed up by Bolton Wanderers? Is the dishy new French coach the answer to the teams (and wives) problems? And just how much longer can the team, the coach ? and his wife ? put up with Terry?