OTP Podcast: Episode 7 – Stan Collymoron

Posted by - January 5, 2011 - Podcast

“I LOVE FOOTBALL!”

With those New Year hangovers just about wearing off, why not ease yourself into 2011 with the OTP Podcast Episode 7. This week we’ll be looking at a referee being taught a lesson in Mexico, Stan Collymore’s “alternative” commentary style, a rather inebriated official in Belarus and why Sunderland’s forward line are made for the movies.

If that isn’t quite enough and you’re already reaching for the paracetemol, we’ve also got our  footballing New Years resolutions for 2011, a knighthood for this season’s standout player and conspiracy theories behind Luke Varney’s rugby tackle from behind on Yaya Toure. Hopefully that should do the trick.

Some movies that don’t star the Sunderland forward line, but will help the Pod make sense. Sort of.

Fernando Torres doing what he (now occasionally) does best: scoring tasty goals.

Extra credit goes to Danny for encouraging Seal to re-record “Kiss From A Rose” after seeing this strike.

Big Stan proving he is the consummate professional when it comes to unbiased commentating. Motson, take note.

Rubens Sambueza on nutting the ref: “He had something on his chin, and I didn’t want to raise my hands as that can get you in trouble, so I just used my face to wipe it off. Honest.”

Referee Sergei Shmolik shortly after being escorted off the pitch: “In hindsight, playing a full game of ring of fire with the fourth official at half time was not such a good idea. You live and you learn.”

Can you smeeeeell what Carlo Ancelotti is cooking? Pasta, probably.

Visit the Podcast page to meet the team and find out a bit more about the OTP Podcast.

  • Brian

    Nice. I was directed here from the Guardian list of football blogs et al.

    Apart from the site design and regular updates it was the use of a DJ Premier beat which really sealed the deal for me.

    Kudos!

  • Brian

    Nice. I was directed here from the Guardian list of football blogs et al.

    Apart from the site design and regular updates it was the use of a DJ Premier beat which really sealed the deal for me.

    Kudos!

  • Anonymous

    Cheers, Brian.

    Tick, tick, tick to you too.

  • Anonymous

    Cheers, Brian.

    Tick, tick, tick to you too.

  • http://stuart-otterson.livejournal.com/ Stuart Otterson

    I dunno if the segment talking about “Bales not being picked by Capello for England” was an ironic bit of humour, or genuinely forgetting he plays for Wales. ^_^;

    Still, if there was ever an argument for a one off all British football team for the Olympics, Bale would be the reason.

  • Ben_OTPpodcast

    Hi Stuart

    Thanks for listening. Yep was a touch of irony although were still finding it tough to accept that he can’t play for England! Just hope he doesn’t become another Giggs, George Best – mesmeric player who will never be recognised globally because they didn’t play a World Cup – primarily because they played in a weak national team.

    According to Wikipedia (the pod’s most hallowed research tool) he was eligible to play for England as well as Wales but was never personally approached!…whoops.

    Ben – @Ben_OTPpodcast