Is it Wednesday? It is you know. Must be OTP Podcast time!
With Christmas fast approaching it’s time for a fourth helping of the piping hot Off The Post Podcast.
On the menu this week, we have the agitated Mario Ballotelli’s tribute to Captain Jack Sparrow to start, a main course of Roy Hodgson’s new range of face wash and a delicious serving of Asamoah Gyan’s foray into the rap game for dessert.
All washed down with one of the most bizarre goalkeeper celebrations we have ever seen – mentally prepare your eardrums to hear about a grown man gyrating his backside up and down vigorously in the six-yard box.
Add to this an exclusive interview with Madron FC midfielder general Jon Spencer (no, not of ex-Chelsea fame), a misjudged explanation of Balotelli’s grumbling and a resolutely infantile round-up of the weekend’s Premier League action and you have yourself an audio feast primed and ready for you to tuck in to. Eat that Nigella. [Warning – may contain traces of topical but unsubstantiated twoddle]
Videos – they’re like moving podcasts:
Rapstar Gyan: ‘‘Tonight Matthew I’m going to be Lou Bega of Mambo No.5 fame.’’ If this is anything to go by, his upcoming Christmas album is surely a must-buy.
Allardyce gets the boot. Reports that one of the main reasons for Big Sam’s sacking was ‘playing charades on the touchline when he should have been concentrating on the game’ remain unconfirmed.
Liverpool manager rubbed up the wrong way. Hodgson: “If things all go wrong at Anfield at least I’ve got a lucrative advertising contract with Clearasil exfoliating face scrubs to fall back on. It really cleanses the pores.”
Victorious Brazilian club manager drenched. Ramalho: “When a player of yours comes and soaks you during a press conference wearing just hot pants, it really speaks volumes for your man-management skills.”
Barca wing-back’s open-goal miss. Alves: “Just as I was about to hit it, I heard Villa shout “Selfish!” so I thought I’d try and set him up so he couldn’t have a go at me.’’
Congo keeper celebration. Muteba Kidiaba, goalkeeper for Congolese champions TP Mazembe Englebert, proving that he has all the credentials to be a successful jockey, fit for the Grand National or Cheltenham Gold Cup. He just doesn’t have a horse yet.