Touching you up with the Hand of Pod
Much like Jens Lehmann, the Off The Post podcast has taken time out from its busy Muppet Show filming schedule to give the Premier League a good going over.
In this week’s show:
Groovy headgear at Bloomfield Road
The refined side of Paul Scharner
Neymar face-off in Brazil
Mobile phone horror tackle in Germany
And of course, the return of Mad Jens*.
*Note to Jens’s lawyers: may not actually be Mad.
We’ve also got an interview with Steve May-Russell, managing director of the design company that’s created the anti-dive shin pads, and we pitch a few of our own suggestions for what sort of technology we’d like to see in football (they make the idea of using man-made clouds at Qatar 2022 seem fairly sensible).
It’s all enough to make you want to come out of retirement.
Stuff we talk about in moving image format
After three years away, Jens Lehmann is back and showing us all what we’ve been missing: saves, catches, narrowly avoiding red cards and winding up the opposition. It’s like he never left…
West Brom’s Paul Scharner proving that his dodgy choice of eye wear in his post match interview this week was not an isolated case. Has he been shopping in Specsavers with Edgar Davids recently?
Brazilian sensation Neymar scoring a delightful goal before being sent off for being two-faced.
Velez Sarsfield goal scorer Santiago Silva after his bizarre candle celebration: “It was to wish one of the players a happy birthday, but also a metaphor for the way we’ll be burning the candle at both ends to celebrate tonight. The midget butlers are ready and waiting in the dressing room.”
After putting in this huge tackle to stop a counter attack, it’s high time this German defender got a new contract. But this time he wants more monthly minutes and a much higher text allowance.
The bit you don’t normally see after a player throws his shirt into the crowd. On this occasion its Asamoah Gyan’s sweat-covered garment after the England-Ghana friendly. Tug O’War!
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