Season 7 Episode 5 of 6
First transmission on Friday February 11th, 2011 (UK)
The official details…
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, as the drama continues. Of course, the team stand to make loads of cash in the process!
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. It’s time for the Hustlers to give Coleman a taste of his own medicine, playing the game of the long con…
Sean poses as Brandon Harris, 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?
Ash is played by Robert Glenister, Don by David Harewood, Sean by Matt Di Angelo, Mickey by Adrian Lester, Albert by Robert Vaughn and Emma by Kelly Adams.