OTP Podcast: Episode 23 – Fernando Bloom

Posted by - April 27, 2011 - All News, Podcast

Down to the bare bones, Sunderland stylee

With Producer Stu away in Spain touting counterfeit Champions League tickets on street corners, and Paddy camped out in a Buckingham Palace sewer waiting patiently for that elusive and potentially very valuable Royal Wedding “up-skirt” shot, the Off The Post podcast found itself a bit short on personnel this week. But fear not, we’ve got a special guest presenter on board to help us plough through all this weekend’s PL action, and he’s not one to mince his words…

On this week’s show: why sports drinks deserve more respect, Icelandic training ground pranksters, wheelchair pitch invasion, Avram Grant’s fashion inspirations, and Mario Ballotelli’s newest enemy – Manchester traffic wardens. As per usual we’ve also got a full roundup of all the highs and lows of the weekend’s Premier League games, and we’ll also be answering the age old question: just what is Fernando Torres’ favourite board game?


Fernando Torres proving that all it takes is a wet pitch to fool the entire West Ham defence as he breaks his Chelsea scoring duck and ends a 903 minute scoring drought (rather ironic with all the water on the pitch). Vamos!

Sergio Ramos coming good on his promise that if one more person muttered the phrase “magic of the cup” to him after Real Madrid’s Copa Del Rey victory, then he’d chuck it under a bus. A man of his word.

An Icelandic footballer literally becoming the butt of a training ground joke. Bummer.

The now infamous disabled Northhampton fan Derry Felton showing he’s a wheel fan after Northampton’s late equaliser against Rotherham by launching a one man pitch invasion on his mobility scooter. No rugby-tackling stewards in sight, thankfully. Talk about chairing on the team.

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