Episode 882: McGregor’s Nine Figure Win, The Sports Circus, Premier League Tactics, Scholes Lamps or Steve Gerrard
When Conor McGregor announced in the autumn of 2015 that he was now thinking in terms of NINE FIGURE CONTRACTS, it sounded like the delusional rantings of a madman.
Get in. Get rich. Get out.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 12, 2014
With the confirmation last night that he will fight Floyd Mayweather on August 26th, his insane prophecy came true.
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) June 14, 2017
Should we feel dirty for being interested in this fight? Is it a farce, a circus, a sunset moment for Western civilisation? Or should we be seeing it as just a particularly interesting fight between the two most famous fighters in the world today?
Likely to be the highest grossing single sport ‘fixture’ ever (tickets / PPV / sponsorship etc, c $600m)https://t.co/GgQfVUqrqD
— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) June 14, 2017
Then it’s time to talk to Michael Cox about his new book: The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines.
— Michael Cox (@Zonal_Marking) March 28, 2017
Every major tactical innovation in the Premier League era has come from foreigners – whether it be players like Cantona and Bergkamp, managers like Mourinho and Benitez, or successful foreign teams like Barcelona and Dortmund.
Why does English football not conceive its own tactical ideas? Who have been the most influential foreign players and managers? Who were the most influential British managers and coaches? And who was best between Scholes, Gerrard and Lampard? Michael has the answers.
Plus we discuss Fergie the shape shifter, how Makelele ruined football, The Law of Attraction, Paulie Malignaggi’s boxing tactics, Bryan Habana’s race against a cheetah, and of course… Kobayashi Versus The Bear.
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