Episode 1183: RUSSIA 2018 PREVIEW EDITION
Ken goes to Russia tomorrow battling accusations that he has been spreading orientalist brain-rot via the pages of the Irish Times. Has he anything to say for himself? Has Putin got to him?
my 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP in RUSSIA preview starts in 1946 but bear with it https://t.co/tVONqTeduR
— Ken Early (@kenearlys) June 11, 2018
Then Tim Vickery and Jonathan Wilson join us for our big World Cup preview, where we first ask how much football joy they have in their journalism souls.
After finding out their respective earliest World Cup memories we turn to what we can expect on the field. Can Brazil rescue the reputation of South American international football? Can Argentina shake off their fatalism and prove themselves worthy of Messi? Are Germany and Spain getting enough respect? What would Jonathan’s Auntie Doris have made of it?
And can England find a new way to disappoint? Getting ready for Russia, good luck!
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Today we speak to @Simon22ph, whose new book, World In Motion, is the best retrospective yet written about Italia 90, a tournament that had more lunatics involved – Higuita, Milla, Maradona, Gazza, Voller, Bilardo – than any before or since
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