Episode 861: Terry Embarrassment, Liverpool Relief, Wenger & Ferguson
This was the weekend when Chelsea were presented with the Premier League trophy by Dennis Wise, but more importantly, John Terry bid farewell – but not goodbye? – to his Chelsea home. There were tears, elaborate rituals of respect and everyone was left with a sick feeling in the pit of their stomach.
John Terry’s hubris summed up perfectly in a self-arranged farewell: a player so determined to enhance his status he ends up diminishing it.
— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) May 21, 2017
We discuss the aftermath of Arsenal’s failure to make the Champions League. Arsene Wenger’s dignified bearing has won praise in many quarters, including from Alex Ferguson, but when you think about it, what choice did he have?
Arsenal’s prospective new owner Alisher Usmanov has made a video calling out his opponent, Alexei Navalny, who has accused him of corruption. Would Arsene prefer to deal with this guy or Silent Stan?
Jonathan Wilson joins us to analyse John Terry’s departure and why Chelsea can’t seem to find a role for him in their hierarchy.
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