Episode 1149: Friends Become Enemies, Enemies Become Friends
In football nothing lasts forever, neither grudges, nor coaching mind-melds. Over the weekend Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho posed for a friendly picture on the sideline at Old Trafford, while Zeljko Buvac, Jurgen Klopp’s “Brain”, surprisingly left his role at Anfield – at least for now – on the eve of the Champions League semi-final second-leg.
Couple of thoughts on Buvac. Him and Klopp have had huge rows before but always made up. This might not be the end of the story. Short term effect is negligible but Klopp will want somebody else to bounce ideas off next season if he doesn’t come back.
— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) April 30, 2018
Chelsea’s two games in hand can put them within three points of Liverpool and the play next week. It is still possible – brilliant as they’ve been – Liverpool could lose to Real in the final, and fall out of the top four.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) April 28, 2018
Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri is also clinging to the line that nothing lasts forever because it seems that Juventus’ domination of Serie A is an exception. After an astonishing, yet also grimly predictable weekend of results, it sounds as though everyone involved in Italian football could do with a break to cool down.
Kieran Canning joins us to discuss the state of the Old Firm rivalry. Is it possible to enjoy winning a one-horse race over and over again? Have Rangers fans learned to laugh at themselves? And can Steven Gerrard turn things around at Ibrox?
If you haven’t shed a tear yet…this should do the trick! ????
Thanks to @chivejolie for the video.
(Note: it does contain Wes’s Wembley catchphrase ????????) pic.twitter.com/OTHDa5xIJ3
— Rob Butler (@BobRutler) April 30, 2018
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As @JohnMuldoon8 prepares for his last ever game with Connacht, we speak to Connacht Tribune sports editor, and former Galway and Offaly hurling manager, John McIntyre, about the impact this most beloved of home town heroes has had on rugby in the west
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) April 27, 2018