Treble Radio: Swansea’s Leigh Dineen and “Jack to a King” Producer Mal Pope


(PODCAST) – Treble Radio proudly welcomes Swansea City Vice Chairman, Leigh Dineen, and executive producer to the film “Jack to a King”, Mal Pope joining us. Leigh and Mal discuss the current state of Swansea, the reason to make the film about their past, and what it means to them. We also talk about how the film became a part of the Kicking and Screaming Festival in New York City, and where to watch it State side.


“The Swansea City story – Jack to a King – heads stateside once again next month to appear at the Kicking and Screening film festival in New York. The documentary film has been selected to open this year’s Kicking and Screening Soccer film festival at the Tribecca Cinemas in downtown New York on Tuesday, June 23.

The showing will come just a month after the film premiered on the west coast of America in front of 450 MLS Portland Timbers fans.  Swansea City vice-chairman Leigh Dineen and former Swansea City board member David Morgan, who both feature in the documentary film, will be travelling to America to promote the Swans and Jack to a King to soccer fans stateside.

Executive producer Mal Pope, who will join the duo in the US, believes the Swansea story has the potential to take America by storm.

“Jack to a King had such a fantastic reaction when it was shown in Portland a few weeks ago,” said Pope. “I am thrilled it is now going to be shown to football fans on the east coast of America.

“People in the United States love an underdog story and there is no better rags-to-riches story than what Swansea City has achieved over the past 12 years.”

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Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Laura was trained from birth to be a Nebraska Cornhusker Football fan. Unlike most Huskers, her dad played soccer and introduced her to that sport as well, which understandably stole her heart. Laura’s love for the Spice Girls and Harry Potter carried her love for soccer across the Atlantic to a team not unlike her Huskers, Manchester United. They were once great and believe they can be again, but it hasn’t really happened yet. Laura is also a fan of the MLS team Sporting Kansas City.

Eric Walcott is a Legislative Assistant in the Michigan House of Representatives by day, and a soccer fan 24/7. He’s played soccer his whole life and now covers MLS, Portland Timbers, and Arsenal for LWOS. Eric helped start the supporters group Sons of Ransom for NPSL club Lansing United because there’s nothing quite like standing in the crowd and supporting your local team every weekend. 4th place might not be a trophy, but THE FA CUP SURELY IS!

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