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The Fall of Railton FC
Series 07, Episode 05
The Fall of Railton FC
Air Date 11 February 2011
Mark(s) Don Coleman
Writer Chris Lang
Previous Benny's Funeral
Next The Delivery

The Fall of Railton FC is the fifth episode of the seventh series which was first broadcast on 11 February 2011.

Summary Edit

When Ash finds out that the local football club where he grew up has gone bust and closed down, he suggests the Hustle gang should tackle the greed that has taken over the great game. Railton FC fell at the hands of Don Coleman, a ruthless football agent who is prepared to step over anyone who gets in the way of him making money.

Coleman pulled a clever trick on the football club using the small print in a talented young player's contract. As a result, the club didn't get a transfer fee when the player left, leaving it in piles of debt it couldn't pay off. Sean poses as Brandon Casey, a star striker from Canada looking to relocate to England, with Ash acting as his manager. The pair gain Coleman's trust by involving him in a transfer deal which will make him some serious cash before Mickey, who plays the role of an investment facilitator, goes to reel him in.

When Ash has an accident and develops a rare condition that means he can't lie, it looks like it won't just be the con that's over but Ash's days as a grifter as well. Can Mickey, Albert, Sean and Emma convince the seemingly untouchable Coleman to score an own goal, or will they be shown a red card?