Episode 1102: Glenn’s Gaffe, Conte’s Crime, Arsene’s Analogy
MY lapel badge is apolitical. YOUR lapel badge is a political statement. The FA chief executive Martin Glenn has already apologised for appearing to bracket the Star of David as an offensive symbol alongside the emblems of ISIS and Nazi Germany, but was some kind of mess inevitable given the FA’s confused policy on what is and isn’t a political symbol?
FA chief Martin Glenn has apologised “for any offence” after comparing the Star of David with symbols such as the Nazi swastika.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 5, 2018
It feels as though the Premier League is falling out of love with Antonio Conte. The Chelsea manager has been accused of a “crime against football” by Jamie Redknapp for setting up in a 5-5-0 formation at Eastlands. Is there any sense in which Conte deserves this?
Absolutely terrible from Chelsea no desire to go and win the ball, no pressing, nothing. pic.twitter.com/TkOvcVFKAr
— ? (@Virgiloholic) March 4, 2018
Once again we turn our attention to the rotting carcass of Arsenal. Is Rio Ferdinand correct that this is the worst Arsenal team of his lifetime, or is it time to give Glenn Murray the credit he deserves?
“I’m just heartbroken to be witnessing my team just capitulate and fall apart the way they are.”
— BBC 606 (@bbc606) March 4, 2018
Miguel Delaney joins us to analyse the fallout from City v Chelsea. Is there a pattern to Gary Neville’s occasional splenetic outbursts when he disapproves of a team’s performance? And what do Pep’s employers think of his ribbon stance?
Piece on Conte’s approach, and the tactical (almost philosophical) quandary that City have created when you play themhttps://t.co/WM4nLVaQF5
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) March 5, 2018
Plus there’s Robbie in India, Salah V Suarez and Cech’s self abasement.
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) March 4, 2018
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Good Morning Podcasters! Ken saw a movie, and he liked it – The Worker’s Cup (https://t.co/Zeus15W7CJ) is a documentary about the men working on Qatar infrastructure ahead of the World Cup – we spoke to producer @rosiepelican ???????? https://t.co/jobsuStXU1 pic.twitter.com/QzUwzFUdkY
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