Episode 790: Zlatan The Enforcer, Pearson Praise, Pique’s Tinfoil Hat
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won the EFL Cup to make it 32 trophies, in the process dragging Manchester United to major trophy number 42, not that the performance did much to improve Jose Mourinho’s mood.
Jonathan Wilson joins us to talk about Zlatan’s dominant performance at Wembley and whether he’s forcing us to reconsider what we thought we knew about the responsibilities of a striker in 2017.
Meanwhile the fallout continues from Claudio Ranieri’s sacking. Have Leicester committed a crime against football? Do players have too much power, as Martin O’Neill says, or is Jurgen Klopp correct that the real fault lies with directors? Is Ranieri even the person we should be feeling sorry for? Who really deserves the credit for Leicester’s success?
In Spain, Sergio Ramos has told his international central defensive partner Gerard Pique to take off the tinfoil hat.
And a mysterious admirer has sent Ciaran a beautiful gift.
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