OTP Euro 2012 Podcast – June 21st: Rockin’ Blokhin
The OTP Podcast set about having a ‘man conversation’ about England’s progress in to the quarter-finals and quickly found themselves distracted by the apoplectic actions of Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin. We celebrate his gesture gymnastics on the sidelines and commend his fight proposal off it.
We also ladle another dollop of praise on England’s man of the tournament Steven Gerrard and examine his claim that the Three Lions are now ‘unbreakable’. To a certain extent we agree – stretched all over the place but impossible to snap, Roy Hodgson’s men are the Stretch Armstrong of Euro 2012.
On top of that we round up all of the final group games, make our quarter-final predictions and praise a tournament that has had more ferocious climaxes than a Bon Jovi power ballad.
Among the occasionally astute assessment (most probably regurgitated from elsewhere), we deliver our unique brand of analysis – highlighting the following:
- Why Andrei Arshavin simply has “nothing to say” about Russia’s shock exit.
- Why you should never leave your drink unattended in Zlatan Ibrahimovich’s presence.
- Why Arjen Robben comes across as even more of a pillock with the aid of football pitch microphones.
- And if Theo Walcott doesn’t turn up on a post-match Prozone stat sheet, does he really exist?
Brash, fed up and a fine figure of an old school manager – the spirit of Mick McCarthy lives within Oleg Blokhin. We have no idea what he is saying, but we know for certain it is wise, authoritative and threatens painful violence.
And there was us questioning the team spirit of the Holland team. A tight waistband saves the day for Wesley Sneijder in the world’s first super slow-motion kegging. People say that the Dutch have given very little to the Euro 2012, this video would strongly beg to differ.
In Howard we trust.