The days without live sport keep ticking by slowly, very slowly. But help is at hand, here at The Sportsman we've already produced our Netflix guide to get you through these testing times. And now it's the turn of Amazon Prime, this is our top five picks for your sporting fix...
All or Nothing: Manchester City
Amazon’s most famous fly on the wall series, All or Nothing, covers several different sports and several different teams but the one we are recommending you watch first of all is the one covering English champions Manchester City. This docu-series takes you inside the City dressing room and shows us just what makes Pep Guardiola tick, as his side look to win all four trophies.
There are moments of triumph, success, happiness as well as the shocks, turmoil and stresses that modern football brings. This is an excellent series but if football isn’t your thing, Amazon have also covered the Dallas Cowboys, the All Blacks and the Michigan Wolverines in the same way. All worth a watch with time on your hands.
After the embarrassment of sandpaper gate, Australian cricket was at its lowest point in history. The national team had shamed the country and this docu-series covers every moment, from Steve Smith’s tears, right up until the Ashes test against England, as the Aussies fought to rebuild their reputation.
New on Amazon this month, this series features Ben Stokes’ Headingley heroics from an opposition point of view and shows how Smith himself rebuilt his career as he returned to the side. A must watch for any keen cricket fan.
Andy Muray Resurfacing
Who said Andy Murray didn’t have a personality? This documentary shows the best of the Scottish superstar as he battles to recover from a potentially career-ending injury. We see his gruesome hip surgery (not for the faint-hearted) and get to witness his blossoming relationship with physio Shane, who deserves his own spin-off show off the back of this.
This documentary is a great watch for any sports fan as we get to see a different side to the three-time Grand Slam champion. You can read our full review for this one here.
Take us Home: Leeds United
The quest for Leeds United to return to the Premier League is one worthy of the silver screen, so perhaps it is only fitting that the husky tones of Russell Crowe narrates this series. We get to see everything in this docu-series, which is one of the best Amazon have to offer, as Leeds strive to get back into the top flight.
We get to see inside the transfer window as Dan James is left heartbroken at Elland Road having posed for pictures with his Leeds shirt, before his move fell through while the season ends in the most dramatic way. This is a corker. Box office.
Last year’s Rugby World Cup final may not have gone to plan for England but you can look back at the time Martin Johnson’s men became world champions back in 2003, with this touching tournament review.
Calling it a review seems slightly derogatory but this film features in-depth interviews with key members of the team, as well as behind the scenes footage and is created by the producer of hit film ‘Senna’, Victoria Gregory. If rugby is your thing and you haven’t given this one a watch yet, enjoy reminiscing about the good times once again.