OTP Podcast: Episode 11 – Why Always Me?
Bobby Charlton, Eamonn Holmes, Mick Hucknall, Howard Webb: your boys took a hell of a beating! Also getting royally spanked are journalistic standards as the OTP ride into the derby battle with a torrent of inane observation: yes, that was a shocking scoreline, but how about the potato-based endorsements emblazoned on Old Trafford’s hoardings?
Yes, super Mario scored a tidy brace, but what’s this about him high-fiving Man City fans the next day? In his convertible no less!
As always, we’ll be swarming around the hive of Premier League activity with trademark vim and vigour. Like a smarmy 19th century British explorer in the sands of Egypt, we uncover some crucial answers for mankind: why Gerviniho’s pass completion rate finally takes the considerable shine of his notorious scalp-come airfield landing strip, why Pod heart-throb Mick McCarthy can justifiably flip the booing Molineux crowd the metaphorical bird and why a temperamental hippo in a malfunctioning jet-pack has nothing on Alan Hutton’s tackling.
Just to prove there is a sexy side to our show, we make sure to detail the ‘debagging’ of a Greek defender’s shorts by an angsty opponent. But most importantly, stay listening for the Pod’s bitter and blood-curdling attack on Zoo magazine. Our vengeance shall be swift and merciless.
The noble Greeks gave us civilisation, dinner plate hate crimes, a black-hole inducing Euro 2004 result and… a wholly immature but fundamentally funny approach to marking their disdain for an opponent.
Footballers in the Brazilian leagues are constantly under attack. If it’s not a baton-wielding policeman calming a ruckus by bashing heads like a naughty drum-kit, it’s a playful kung-fu kick between the retinas from a mildly ill-disciplined opponent. But now the cocky advertising hoardings are getting stuck in too – hoovering up ankle ligaments ‘just because they can’.
Joe Cole – thoroughly respectful of the continental lifestyle but not abashed to giving the French language an almighty pummelling. Watch it here.
Last week the pod had the good fortune of speaking to the Steve Jobs of sports gaming – Football Manger chief developer Miles Jacobson. Prod the audio-player below to find out why Everton are privy to Football Manager’s ‘secret code,’ whether the game acts as an unlikely aphrodisiac for loving relationships and discover the potential reason behind Andres Villas-Boas’ mercurial management talent.
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