Episode 891: Doping Investigation, Cork City’s League Romp, Europa Money, Duffer’s 5-A-Side Passions
The biggest story of the football weekend was the bombshell revelation that every member of the Russian squad from the 2014 World Cup is under investigation for possible doping.
— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) June 24, 2017
We speak to Nick Harris who broke the story for the Mail on Sunday, and ask if a story like this is going to be in the media cycle for longer than just a few days, or if attitudes to doping in football will remain as wilfully ignorant as ever.
Surely it is no surprise that even football maybe tainted in Russia? | Sean Ingle https://t.co/s734YmSawC
— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) June 25, 2017
Last autumn all of Ireland was in thrall to Dundalk’s Europa League exploits, and wondered aloud at what the influx of money would do for their continued domination of the domestic game.
Fast forward to today and there’s a team running away with the SSE Airtricity League alright… but it’s Cork City. Former City legend Neal Horgan tells us how they’ve done it – with 18 wins and 1 draw in the league this far, and what they can achieve in Europe.
— john creedon (@johncreedon) November 4, 2016
We also hear about Damien Duff’s competitive spirit (even against 9 year olds), Dave Barry, Stefan Effenberg and a potted history of radio no-shows.
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— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) June 22, 2017