Take him away
The Off The Post Podcast is much like a relegation dogfight: unpredictable and full of thrills and spills, but ultimately the quality just isn’t there.
We had so much to talk about in the OTP Podcast this week that we didn’t even mention the seven-goal thriller between Blackpool and Bolton, nor the fact that West Brom kept a clean sheet for the first time in about 36 years. Not to worry though, we made sure that we dedicated ample time to all the big issues, such as: Martin Skrtel smacking bare bottoms at Anfield, another European trophy-related disaster and why Avram Grant’s future is in kebab meat.
Of course we’ve also got a full round up of all the other goings on in this weekend’s PL, as well as an in-depth look at the FA Cup final and the game’s biggest talking point – just how many outfit changes did Tony Pulis make?
The stewards at Anfield proving that they, like their compatriots all around the British Isles, couldn’t catch a cold (even if it was naked). Cue Pepe Reina, Martin Skrtel and Lucas indulging in a bit of vigilante justice.
A West Ham fan proving that with relegation comes a number of unwanted things: Championship football next season, an exodus of your top players, and the complete loss of your mental arithmetic skills.
Diego Maradona leading by example as he takes part in an all-star game to celebrate the opening of Terek Grozny’s new stadium in Chechnya. It was just a normal day at the office for El Diego as he smoked a cigar the size of a child’s arm, joked around with a dictator who has a questionable human rights record, scored a tidy free kick, had a large post-match beer, and then appeared to hit someone just before getting on the team bus. Dubai: watch out.
The OTP Podcast’s favourite foreign pundit Tiziano Crudeli did not disappoint when his beloved AC Milan somewhat made up for their Champions League defeat to Spurs by lifting the Scudetto. Old Tizi is not one to miss out on the celebrations as he nails the “drunk uncle at a wedding” routine. Fingers crossed Jeff Stelling will follow suit and do the Macarena some time soon.
Ajax goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg ‘doing a Ramos’ and dropping the Eredivisie trophy while parading it out of the sunroof of the celebratory coach. But the real question is: whatever happened to the open-top bus? Rumours that next year’s parade will involve cramming the entire squad into a Fiat Panda are yet to be confirmed.
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