OTP Podcast: Episode 9 – An Idiot Abroad
Like the Gladiators Gauntlet
Critics are calling the Off The Post podcast the audio equivalent of the England team: underwhelming, occasionally violent, and generally never seeming to get it quite right. Our injury plagued season continues this week as Paddy is out of action, so it’s down to just Ben, Stu and Alex to try and plug the gap in the Premier League calendar that is the international break.
So what do we have for you this week you ask? Well have some of this: why the 1966 World Cup final should be replayed, the ever outspoken Jonny Chunks’ views on all things England and Arsenal, one of the greatest goalkeeping displays in the history of the Argentine fifth division, and we’ve even got an exclusive(ish) interview with Ray Wilkins to keep you busy until the Premier League returns. Stay on your feet.
An excellent pair of own goals, both appearing in the same round of the Japanese Cup, and both occurring in the first 60 seconds of their respective matches. Whoopsie.
The exquisite sliced volley (be prepared to sift through a bit of pre-match):
And the “keep your eye on the ball” header:
The scenes at the final whistle of South Africa’s 0-0 draw with Sudan, which Bafana Bafana thought meant they had qualified for the African Cup of Nations. Except it turns out they hadn’t. Next time why not spend less time working on dance routines, and more time on checking what you actually need to do to qualify for the tournament in question eh lads?
The Argentinean fifth tier: home of one of the greatest goalkeeping performances ever. Just ask fans of Excurionistas, who’s goalkeeper Marcos Fasanella saved five penalties and scored one himself in this cup match. If Norwich keep giving away penalties at the rate they have been this season then he could be worth a look in January…
Looks like the Chuckle Brothers have got themselves a new line of work… as stretcher bearers in the Portuguese lower leagues. Sounds like they’re still getting some decent laughs though.
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