OTP Podcast: Episode 15 – League Of His Own
Pulling with Steve Bruce
This week, despite a chunk of Premier League games achieving grindingly mediocre status, the Pod has polished up a few moments that made it less offensive to the senses. Get ready to discover why Gareth Barry’s sharpness is primarily down to getting chased in the woods and why Everton’s super-sub Velios is set to be king of the elbow swingers after training with ‘Big Dunc’.
Also in the audio pick-a-mix, a doe-eyed Paddy announces his ‘Grant Holt for England’ campaign to great fanfare and we liken Steve Kean’s pay-rise to giving the Titanic captain a post-iceberg promotion. Finally, we proudly parade some of the best clips from overseas. In particular, we observe the law of physics taking a royal pounding in Spain thanks to a 60-yard last-minute ‘Yeboah.’
‘David Wheater headbutting Ice cubes’. Never before in mankind’s history has a video play button been so hard to not to click.
Inigo Martinez releases a rocket for the ages. Interestingly enough, Inigo somehow avoided a yellow card for ripping his top off in celebration – in turn revealing a little known FIFA by-law 89a: ‘Splat in a corking belter from the halfway line and the lads in black will turn a blind eye to your offending pectorals.’
While Paddy was supposed to be watching Liverpool-Man City for show research he inconceivably passed it up for watching a bit of Grand Prix action from Brazil. Training with the youth OTP Podcast beckoned for the bad boy, but luckily for Paddy he clocked a dynamite clip featuring a certain rotund retired striker. File this one under ‘kids say the funniest things’ and ‘how on earth did this man’s body provide us with some of the most balletic and athletic goals ever witnessed’.
Suffering a 10-year losing streak and sitting rock bottom of the FIFA rankings, it’s fair to say American Samoa’s form has been shaky at best. They were in desperate shape – think current day Blackburn on a decade-long loop of disappointment. But a historic 2-1 demolition of Pacific Island neighbours Tonga finally put all that misery in the past. Apart from their 31-0 loss to Australia in 2001. That might linger for a little longer. Incidentally, goalscorer Archie Thompson was dropped for the next match. His 13 goals that day just didn’t quite catch the manager’s eye.
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