Cutting through football nonsense like a rotary blade through the Merseyside night
The Off The Post Podcast is much like transfer deadline day: it’s full of unsubstantiated rumours, has an element of desperation about it, and Andy Carroll can play a big part in it.
In this week’s show we’ve signed up: a Turkish manager who looks destined for the UFC, David Stockdale moonlighting as a golf commentator, Ray Stubbs’ magical ESPN desk, a witch hunt at Torquay, and Guiermo Do Prado’s barber shop shocker.
Add to this a full round-up of the weekend’s FA Cup action and an interview with the excellent Ryan Bailey, former editor of OTP’s mates at The Spoiler, suggesting how we think we could spice up the transfer window (let’s just say lots of helicopters are involved) and you’ve got yourself a marquee signing that will undoubtedly be out on loan by the summer.
OTP Podcast movies
Highlights of our top game, and incidentally, one of our top goals (skip to 1 min 25 for this). A screamer from the terribly tattooed David Bentley.
Osasuna fans trying to make a much called for “multi-ball” version of the game a reality, but with limited success.
Defender Alan Tate after his comedy own goal that sealed Swansea’s defeat to Leyton Orient: “Well me and the lads had all planned a trip to Thorpe Park on the day the fifth round ties are due to be played so I felt I had to take action-the magic of the cup isn’t quite the same as Nemesis Inferno is it?”
David Stockdale golf extraordinaire:
Nice to see the ESPN outdoor desk option has its merits, although Ray Stubbs really needs to cut down the length of his handshakes. That man just will not let go.
The last known footage of the Sky Sports news presenter known only as “Vinny” before he disappeared on Merseyside after his false comments made in front of a rowdy mob of Liverpool fans.
Ontinyent keeper Ruben Garcia after his ridiculous handball proving that there’s a career in rugby union waiting for him when he hangs up his boots.
Ankaragucu Manager Umit Ozat after slugging one of his own fans: “If David Haye can’t fix up a Klitchko fight then I’d listen to offers. I’d do better than that Audley Harrisson bloke anyway-have you seen my right hook?”
Young Brazilian striker Rafael showcasing the perfect remedy to getting a double kick to the face: just jump down a hole. Ouchy.