OTP Podcast: Episode 28 – Wembley Walkover
Mates with Marcel
It’s the end of the season which can only mean one thing: it’s time for the Off The Post Podcast Champions League Final Special! This week’s show is already being described by critics as the audio equivalent of Michael Carrick playing against Barcelona: hopelessly out of its depth, well off the pace, and getting walked all over by a group of small Spaniards (just ask Ben what he got up to in Malaga last summer for clarification).
As per usual we’ll be covering all the biggest issues to emanate from the weekend, which this week includes: the insanity of Dani Alves, Sir Alex Ferguson’s countryside etiquette, Carlos Puyol’s medal jockstrap, and just who was that mystery woman partying with the Barca players at the final whistle?
And if that wasn’t enough, thanks to the nice people at Heineken, a couple of members of the Pod got behind the scenes of the Champions League Final to wow you with tales of training sessions at Wembley and even sneak an interview with World Cup winner and generally nice chap Marcel Desailly. Not bad, eh?
Javier Mascherano putting Gary Neville’s impartiality as a new Sky Sports pundit to the test. They say every face tells a story…
A group of cunning Liverpool fans putting up a banner outside Sir Alex Ferguson’s house, which worryingly they know the exact location of. Time to put a quick call into the estate agent Fergie?
Gerard Pique’s hips don’t lie. The truth is, him and his teammates shouldn’t give up their day jobs and become backing dancers on Shakira’s world tour just yet. It’s also lucky that his breasts are small and humble so you don’t confuse them with mountains.
The illusion of a talk, dark and handsome four-piece pod recording in Abbey Road studios is finally shattered. On the contrary – as this stop-motion filming of our Champions League pod recording illustrates – we are made of much cheaper stuff: one mic, one playroom, one dedication to clashing chequered shirts and one united, insatiable love for coaxing nonsense from the footballing woodwork. It’ll all seem worthwhile when we get the call to do the Superbowl half-time show next year.
Thank you to everyone who attempted to listen to us this season. If you’ve been with us the whole way through – we suggest you lie down for several days in a dark room and then attempt to reconstruct the relationships that have inevitably crumbled around you as a result.
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