Episode 1039: What Lies Beneath, Man City’s “Glocalisation”, Griezmann’s Gaffe, Sparky’s Blue
Manchester City have been making all the other Premier League teams look very ordinary, but how should we feel about the corporate empire that underpins their glorious football? Can we consider the football separately from what lies beneath?
We discuss Ferran Soriano’s global vision as detailed to the Guardian’s Giles Tremlett. Is it a vision the rest of us can feel comfortable with?
Provoking Long Read @guardian_sport by @gilestremlett. I still don’t like what Ferran Soriano’s vision of football means for the game w regard to money vs fandom, but some genuinely interesting thoughts, particularly player development. Lovely stuff Giles!https://t.co/ZolMBGt0qB
— Alexander Fox (@AlexanderFoxEtc) December 15, 2017
Human rights researcher Nick McGeehan joins us on the line to talk more about the power behind Guardiola’s throne.
The Men Behind #ManCity. If you thought #Qatar was a problem, wait till you get a load of #AbuDhabi. My piece in @Medium https://t.co/qZ8wjfu1ip pic.twitter.com/bFTzu8MrYe
— Nicholas McGeehan (@NcGeehan) December 18, 2017
We also talk about a stunning racial gaffe by Antoine Griezmann, Ederson’s passing ability, and Mark Hughes’ blue.
Je reconnais que c’est maladroit de ma part. Si j’ai blessé certaines personnes je m’en excuse.
— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) December 17, 2017
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