Episode 895: No Hunger In Paradise, Jim McGuinness Takes China, Ronan’s Rollercoaster, Eoin McDevitt Junior
We’ve known that football is a cut-throat business for a long time now. But the exact extent and scope of the privations of young footballers is brought to light in Michael Calvin’s latest book “No Hunger in Paradise”, and he joins us on today’s show.
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He exposes how young boys aged 6 or younger are fed into the football meat-grinder with little or no thought to their development as children, let alone as adults.
Michael covers it all with us – the over-zealous parents, the hawkish agents, and the entire warped value system.
We also discuss the latest chapter in Jim McGuinness’ extraordinary sporting life – a move to China as assistant coach to Roger Schmidt at Beijing Sinobo Guoan.
Jim McGuinness takes assistant role to Roger Schmidt in China https://t.co/VOByh0diya
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Plus there’s Sir Clive’s musical taste, ice-hockey emails, and we discuss if Eoin has it in him to be a pushy parent.
Clive Woodward chose Ronan Keating Rollercoaster on Desert Island Discs. Liking Ireland’s Call is the least of his worries @SecondCaptains
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