Episode 1108: 5 Years, LFC Get Mourinhoed, Campbell’s Thriller
It’s the fifth birthday of Second Captains and we’ll be bringing you some special interviews over the next month to mark the occasion.
Second Captains has turned 5 years old – with over 30 million pod listens, 5 tv series, 3 radio series, 2 annuals & almost 10k beloved members on board. Thanks for joining us & not leaving when we did #grungeweek. Here’s to the next 5??
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) March 12, 2018
But first Eoin wants to know whether Ken is going to give Jose Mourinho the credit he deserves after a trademark tactical masterclass saw Manchester United crush Liverpool. Some LFC fans were spitting venom afterwards, others spitting mere saliva.
Jamie Carragher says he's sent a poor message to his kids pic.twitter.com/1hGzNpaBno
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 12, 2018
Meanwhile things have got extremely shambolic at West Ham United, where the crowd apparently caught in five minds over whether to cheer, boo, invade the pitch, fight or throw coins at the owners, decided to do all five.
west ham owners: know how to fatten a football club up for sale but apparently have no idea what a club actually is https://t.co/6VsQbH3srr
— Ken Early (@kenearlys) March 12, 2018
Alastair Campbell has published a Troubles-themed thriller set in the world of 1970s football. We’re joined in studio by Seamas O’Reilly, the world’s foremost authority on the novels of Steve Bruce, to see if Campbell’s book is any better than Bruce’s. We also discuss what Seamas made of Michael O’Neill’s comments on the FAI pursuing Irish internationals born north of the border.
Saturday Bloody Saturday is a thrilling football novel set in 1974, on the backdrop of a struggling football manager, a general election and the looming threat of terrorism.
— Saturday Bloody Saturday (@sbs_book) January 15, 2018
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