It doesn’t really matter about the rain
The Off The Post Podcast is much like the Olympic Stadium: it causes controversy in footballing circles, whether or not it has a positive legacy remains to be seen, and Karren Brady is a big fan of it.*
*not strictly true.
This week’s pod may not have retractable seating, but it does have: an in-depth analysis of Robert Huth’s nervous system, an outstanding own goal in exotic Watford, Racing Santander’s new owner going fist-pumping mental in the executive box, an untraditional tribute to recently retired Brazil legend Ronaldo, and we add yet another striker to the OTP Knighthood.
We’ll also be sharing our ideas for what the Olympic Stadium site could be used for if West Ham’s bid falls apart (its only a matter of time) in an interview with ESPN Soccernet journalist Mark Lomas, and of course we’ll be rounding up the best and
most ridiculous of the weekend’s Premier League action. That should be enough to keep Seb Coe happy.
PLUS: We’ve launched our first ever podcast competition! We’ll be giving away an England home shirt listen to the Pod to find out how to get your grubby mitts on it.
The vids from the pod
Wayne Rooney scoring one of the goals of the season and winning his invitation to the OTP Knighthood in the process. Stunning strike (even if it was off his shin).
A video tribute to one of the game’s greats, the original Ronaldo. It’s just a shame that the backing track is worse than his 2002 World Cup haircut.
Carlton Cole getting lippy during the post-match interviews.
New Racing Santander owner Ali Syed celebrating his side’s last minute winner against Sevilla whilst simultaneously giving his biceps a full workout.
Dale Bennett after his bizarre own goal against Burnley: “We’re always taught to put pressure on the goalkeeper, to keep him on his toes and force a mistake. It’s only now that I realise the gaffer only meant the opposition keeper, not our own. Lesson learned.”
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