Episode 1168: Champions League Final Build-Up – Mo’s Hospitals, Casuals, Thatcher Wars, Madrid’s Easy Final, Emery To Arsenal
It’s Champions League final week, and Ken is en route to Kiev. He reports live from Munich, as he prepares to travel eastward… but not before shocking Eoin with some breaking news on the Iron Curtain.
????????????@MoSalah has won the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award after claiming 89% of the overall votes: https://t.co/CtpuRFBapg #PFAawards pic.twitter.com/GzgkEV7uNU
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 21, 2018
The history of Liverpool as a city is bound up with Ireland, with music, with football, and with the labour movement. Journalist Tony Evans is bound up in all of those, and he’s written a book about the city of Liverpool in the 198o’s, when it’s two football teams were the best in England, and the city was on the brink of war with Maggie Thatcher’s Tory government.
Taking sports books to a whole other realm. Written from the heart with great aplomb. How football used to be a reflection of the state of society…(i’d say it still is looking at the state of it). Brilliant work ! @TonyEvans92a @StephenEvans256 pic.twitter.com/XhuRQo34Og
— Ali Makavelli (@AliMakavelli) May 16, 2018
Plus there’s Liverpool nice guys, Ken’s reaction to the imminent appointment of Unai Emery as Arsenal manager, why Wenger dragging his heels killed their chances of getting the right man for the job, and its that man again – Diego Torres – who explains why this is the easiest of all Real Madrid’s 15 European Cup finals.
It’s classic Arsenal — look at a big name (Luis Enrique) and blanch at the price tag, look at the academy (Arteta/Vieira) and decide you don’t quite have faith, then bring in whoever is performing decently in France (Emery), even if there are questions marks
— Moment of Magic Pod (@magicmomentpod) May 21, 2018
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