S02E07 - Headspace

No: 17  |  Season: 2   Episode: 7  |  Air Date: 3-Sep-21  |  Runtime: mins


Ted begins to slowly work on his anxiety issues with Dr. Sharon. Nathan struggles with criticism, and lashes out in an ugly way. Meanwhile, Roy and Keeley struggle over a need for space until Roy gets advice from an unusual source.

Director and Writers

Director: Matt Lipsey
Writers: Phoebe Walsh


Nathan: (referring to his photo in the newspaper) Would you look at that. (laughs) They'll let anyone in the newspapers nowadays, won't they?
Lloyd Shelley: They say humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking about yourself less.

Ted: (sitting across from Dr. Sharon) Quite intimate here, you know? Close. Close quarters. It's like we're on a episode of The Sopranos, without all the gratuitous violence, which is a good thing. But a lot less spaghetti and clams too, which is a bad thing. So...

Ted: You got tissues over there, huh? Hmm.
Dr. Sharon: Yes, tissues.
Ted: Yeah. What are those for?
Dr. Sharon: Sometimes it gets a bit emotional in here.
Ted: Mm-hmm.
Dr. Sharon: Not always, but sometimes.
Ted: Yep, yep, yep.
Dr. Sharon: Sometimes people just sneeze.

Ted: All right, fellas. Look, there are two things you can't ever let the other team know, all right? The first one's your home address. Mark my words. You'll start having food deliveries and SWAT teams showing up 24-7, which is nuts, 'cause in my day, all we had to worry about was crank phone calls. Then, with the advent of caller ID, that joy got 86'd from the prank menu, which is a darn shame, 'cause the Jerky Boys were a national treasure. Y'all should give them a Google sometime. But I digress...

Ted: I don't wanna see y'all walking around with your tired faces, all... Okay? Just huffing and puffing around the pitch. Uh-uh. No, thank you. The only face I wanna see from y'all is, what, Coach?
Coach Beard: (yelling) Game face, baby!
Ted: Darn tootin', Vladimir Putin!

Colin: Lucky us. We get to be trained by the Wonder Kid himself.
(The team laughs)
Nathan: (sour) Oh, very funny, Colin. You a stand-up comic now? Kind of ironic, 'cause I sat you down at the match the other day.

Keeley: Oh, my God. Just answer him. It's been two days.
Rebecca: I don't know what to say.
Higgins: How about the truth? "I'd love to meet up, but I'm worried that you can't live up to the fantasy I've created in my head. So I'm going to let my insecurities keep me from possibly finding my one true love."

Rebecca: I mean, everything always goes wrong. All relationships are a nightmare.
Higgins: My relationship is the oxygen that gives me life.
Rebecca: Apart from Leslie's marriage, which is a bloody greeting card of some kind.

Keeley: If you're gonna be here, you need to go sit quietly on the couch and read your book, yeah?
Roy: (growls and moves away to read his book)
Keeley: That's not helping me either.
Roy: What? I'm doing exactly what you said. I'm sitting quietly and reading my book.
Keeley: You doing exactly what I tell you to do is so f*cking hot.

Colin: I was wondering if I'd done anything to annoy you...
Nathan: (sighs)
Colin: It's just because I felt like you got angry at me for taking the piss yesterday, but Dani and Jamie did the same thing, and you didn't get mad at them.
Nathan: Oh, yeah, I can... Yeah. No, I can explain that. Um, you see, Jamie and Dani are like Picasso and Gauguin.
Colin: Pedophiles?
Nathan: (bitterly) Artists. They're artists. And, uh, Colin, you paint too, but, um, your work doesn't end up in museums. It hangs at... Well, you're like a painting at a Holiday Inn, you know? You don't inspire. You don't move people. You're there. You cover a bloodstain. You do the job, so... just do the job. All right?

Rebecca: Keeley, stop auditioning your complaints. Just tell the person who can actually do something about it.
Ted: Well, I don't know, boss. Sometimes it's good to bottle things up. That's how we get, you know, pickles.
Keeley: And vodka.
Will: Extra virgin olive oil.
Higgins: And messages.
Ted: What?
Higgins: In bottles.

Jamie: Will, do you think you could take me name off me shirt and then put it back on but bigger?

Ted: Like I always say, sometimes the best stew is the one you leave sitting on the stove overnight 'cause you fell asleep watching Citizen Kane after too many beers.

Ted: All right, fellas! Hey! So here's the plan today. Peas and carrots, you're going with Coach Roy. Rest of you beef chunks are coming with me. Let's go to work.
Team: What?
Coach Beard: Starters with Roy, reserves with Coach.

Roy: Whistle! Oi! I said, "Whistle!"
Isaac: Roy, why don't you just use an actual whistle?
Roy: I told you, my lips are sensitive to impure metals and whistles give me mouth hives.

Roy: Jamie, what the f*ck were you doing? Richard loses his man, gets into the box, and you run the other way?
Jamie: I was pulling my defender out of his path.
Roy: He's your teammate. He needs you to come to the ball and support him. You all got that?
Jamie: Respectfully, Coach, that ain't what he needs from me. He needs me to give him space.
Roy: What'd you say?
Jamie: The best thing I can do in that situation is give him space.
Jan Maas: He's right, actually.
Jamie: Yeah, I know. I learned it from Pep.
Jan Maas: He got it from "Cruijff".
Jamie: Pronounced "Cruyff."
Jan Maas: Okay, Englishman.
Jamie: Look, whatever. The point is that Richard doesn't need me to crowd him. And since he's me teammate, I should trust him to do what's best, right?
Roy: F*ck! (walks off mad)
Jamie: I didn't say nothing bad this time!

Dani: Coach Nate, we have a gift for you.
Issac: Yeah. Good thing you apologized, otherwise this would be awkward.
(They give Nathan a jersey)
Nathan: "Wonder Kid."
Jan Maas: I mean, because of you saying that instead of "wunderkind," which is the proper pronunciation.
Nathan: Wow.
Thoreaux: It was Will's idea.
Nathan: Was it?
Will: Well, you know, it's a pretty awesome nickname, so cheers.
Nathan: Oh, no, thank you. Um... I mean, I did say wunderkind...
Jan Maas: Ahhhh....

Mae: If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it.
Ted: If that's your fancy way of asking if I want another one, you guessed right.
Mae: Thought so.

Ted: Because I respect your readers so much, I'll leave out all the specific nastiness that occurred. Yeah. But I'm fit as a fiddle now.
Trent Crimm: So you had food poisoning and you are fit as a fiddle now...
Ted: Exactamundo, Dikembe Mutombo.
Trent Crimm: Love our chats.

Roy: Hey, Siri. Play the "Roy is sorry for not understanding Keeley" playlist. (Keeley giggles) I stole those roses from your neighbor's garden. Ripped them to shreds. And that... That's Phoebe's light, so I'm gonna have to give that back or I'm gonna get it in the neck. And that, that's a foot scrubber or something. The woman said it's good if you've got gross feet.
Keeley: What? You think I've got gross feet?
Roy: Babe, I think you're the cat's pajamas, but your feet are a f*cking state. (Keeley laughs) But who am I to judge? I found so much of my hair down the drain, it looked like a rat had got trapped and f*cking drowned.


"I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher (Opening music)

"By Your Side" by Sade (Plays when Keeley relaxes in the tub)

"I Feel Free" by Cream (Closing Music)

Notes and Trivia

When Coach Beard overhears Nathan's over the top rebuke of Colin, he is reading "About a Boy," by British writer Nick Hornby.




Details about common filming locations such as The Crown and Anchor Pub, The Dog Pound Stadium and The Richmond Greyhounds practise field can be found here.

The scene where Nathan is walking up to his parent's house, and reading his phone, was filmed on Portland Terrace in Richmond. Nathan's parent's house is located near the end of Portland Terrace. (Google Street View)


StarringJason SudeikisTed Lasso
StarringHannah WaddinghamRebecca Welton
StarringJeremy SwiftHiggins
StarringPhil DunsterJamie Tartt
StarringBrett GoldsteinRoy Kent
StarringBrendan HuntCoach Beard
StarringNick MohammedNathan Shelley
StarringSarah NilesDr. Sharon Fieldstone
Starring (With)Juno TempleKeeley Jones
Guest StarringToheeb JimohSam Obisanya
Guest StarringCristo FernandezDani Rojas
Guest StarringKola BokinniIsaac
Guest StarringAnnette BadlandMae
Guest StarringJames LanceTrent Crimm
Co-StarringBilly HarrisColin Hughes
Co-StarringMoe Jeudy-LamourThierry Zoreaux
Co-StarringStephen ManasRichard Montlaur
Co-StarringMohammed HashimMoe Bumbercatch
Co-StarringDavid ElsendoornJan Maas
Co-StarringCharlie HiscockWill Kitman
Co-StarringPeter LandiLloyd Shelley
Co-StarringNeelam BakshiMaria Shelley
Co-StarringPeter CrouchHimself
Co-StarringTom FordyceHimself
Co-StarringChris StarkHimself