OTP Podcast: Episode 1 – Up and Running
Gervinho’s hair: more questions than answers
Just like the new season, the Off The Post podcast is back, full of (most probably short-lived) optimism and hope for the campaign ahead.
Ben is away this week on his own money-spinning pre-season tour of America, so it’s down to just Paddy, Alex and Stu (none of whom have been offloaded on a free over the summer) to steer this ship through the murky waters of the Premier League opening weekend, and seek out our favourite happenings in world football.
This week we’ll be tickling your inner ears with the following: Fernando Torres’ foray into the Irish political scene, scalping Wayne Rooney, Maradona up to his old tricks in the Middle East, and just who was that foxy lady sitting on the Chelsea bench at the Britannia?
We’ll also have a full round up of all the major happenings of the weekend’s Premier League action, pick the best stories to come out of world football this week, and give our own theory on what Ben is really doing Stateside. It’s good to be back.
It wasn’t just the mystery lady on Chelsea’s bench at Stoke that sent hearts fluttering. Didier Drogba and Jonathan Woodgate got in on the act too, proving that the 18 yard box at the Britannia is as good a place for a first date as any.
Diego Maradona taking an open training session at his new club Al-Wasl in Dubai and choosing to teach his players not the art of close control, or how to play that killer pass, but rather how to brandish an imaginary yellow card and later feign injury. Classy.
That mug of Horlicks had during half time of Volga vs Lokomotiv Moscow was really starting to cause problems by the end of the game for this Russian commentator.
Is this Irish politician and current Mayor of Galway Hildegarde Naughton, or a certain Spanish striker currently struggling for goals in West London? You decide.
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