OTP Podcast: Episode 26 – Wheeler Dealin’
Scuba Steve Bould
Ah, the magic of the FA Cup. A weekend when we all remember the glory days of football. Hazy, sepia-tinged days when plucky minnows would score ludicrous own goals at Anfield and take it on the chin with good grace and a cheeky grin; when Stanley Matthews and his Stoke City compadres would grind out routine 2-0 wins near the freshly opened Gatwick Aerodrome; and when a rag-tag bunch of bodybuilders, basketball players and other tall/strong stereotypes from Stevenage could hold title contenders like Tottenham to an unlikely draw. Who said times have changed?
Taking those rose tinted glasses off for just a moment, this week’s pod speculates on how much of the waking day Harry “’Arry” Redknapp doesn’t spend giving impromptu press conferences from his car window, there’s an in depth feature on one-time (literally, just once) England marksman David Nugent, and more vocal stylings from Pod pundit Paddy, a man surely destined to become Botswana’s answer to Will Smith.
Until the day that bizarre CGI YouTube movies from Taiwanese television are permissable as evidence in a court of law, Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey should be safe from facing a quadruple homicide charge
Being Sporting Lisbon’s goalkeeping coach is usually a pretty cushy job, flying all over Europe and taking potshots at your proteges to warm them up before again. That is, until you face a barrage of icy projectiles from Legia Warsaw’s Ultras.
Slightly soggy cardboard – should it be banned from football grounds on the count of it being a deadly weapon? This Belgian linesmen says yes.
Being the in-house journalist for German second flight team Hansa Rostock surely has it’s perks, but not when the players you’re meant be interviewing pretend they can’t be bothered to deal with your “shitty questions”, just to stitch you up
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