Episode 1088: Liverpool Put 5 On Porto, Madrid’s Flash Mob, PSG’s Pressure Problem, TV Money
All – well, most – eyes were on the Bernabéu last night and it turns out they should have been on the Dragão. Liverpool played the best football of the night but how can mere football compete with the power of celebrity and narrative?
“What a fantastic player he is. He was always important, he was always fantastic for us.”
We also analyse the likely effects of this week’s news that the new domestic TV deal for Premier League clubs will show at best negligible growth since the last time.
Sky paying 16 percent less per game under 2019-2022 rights deal. About £9.3m per game
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) February 13, 2018
Gabriele Marcotti joins us to talk about Neymar’s life choices and whether the more competitive environment of the Premier League is a decisive advantage for its clubs over the likes of PSG.
Big names, poor game. Why Real Madrid v PSG was a glimpse of football’s celebrity-fuelled future. https://t.co/iK38HbHNPz
— Jonathan Wilson (@jonawils) February 15, 2018
Plus there’s Pogba ego, Salah’s finish, living with friends, football parasites, and old men telling students about the good old days.
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Ken really enjoyed Justin Timberlake’s half-time performance pic.twitter.com/7DIaGzFOKW
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