Football Comedy Classics: John Thomson As Roger Nouveau, The Fast Show’s Resident Johnny-Come-Lately Arsenal Fan, 1997 (Video)

Chris Wright

9th, April 2019


Image: The Fast Show

Roger Nouveau the Arsenal fan, with his wicker lunch hamper, his Pringles, his staunchly non-committal club allegiance and his awful, awful patter.

Here’s all of Roger’s brilliant sketches stitched together into one, five-minute clump…

The third series of the Fast Show was probably a series too far, but at least we got John Thomson expertly lampooning the ‘Johnny-Come-Lately’ football fan that Premier League clubs appear to solely cater towards these days.

The sketches might be over 20 years old, but they haven’t dated a day.

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  1. Geraldo says:

    The quintessential football hipster, so synonymous with the mid to late 1990s once the Sky hype became fully imbedded in the UK’s psyche. “I used to support Manchester United…but now I support Arsenal” – says it all…and believe it or not, twenty years on you still hear the odd Z-lister promoting his/her new album on Soccer AM coming of with that infuriating statement.

  2. Moxey says:

    A series too far? Blasphemy! Series three gave us Dave Angel, Swiss Toni, Johnny Nice Painter and Chip Cobb the deaf stuntman.

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