Episode 1188: Spain And Portugal In Sochi, Russian Delight, Antoine Griezmann’s ‘The Decision’, Real Madrid’s Bastardry
The ‘Iberian Derby’ is, apparently, a thing now, and it’s on tonight in the first truly mammoth game of the 2018 World Cup – Ken is on his way to Sochi to watch Spain/Portugal, and he predicts a Thrilla’.
Portugal vs Spain today.
Throwback to that Cristiano Ronaldo goal vs Spain that got disallowed. *I’m not sure it should have been as ball was already in when Nani made contact* #WorldCup #POR #ESP pic.twitter.com/2uBAFZ30AO — Deji Faremi (@deejayfaremi) June 15, 2018
Eoin was blown away by the hosts and their thumping 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia… and he’s refusing to let Ken convince him otherwise, no matter how like a 5-a-side team Saudi Arabia were.
Sid Lowe joins us to talk about Antoine Griezmann’s rather bizarre half hour documentary to announce that he was taking his talents… right back to the same place he was last season. And there was also the never-ending soap opera of Real Madrid, as they try to massage the narrative around their appointment of Julen Lopetegui.
I quite like Griezmann, and I’m not a wide-eyed romantic or anything, but the timing of this – like the Bale and Ronaldo stuff after the CL final – is ridiculous, and appears to be something of a depressing trend. https://t.co/v35HCfnF0v
— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) June 14, 2018
Plus there’s Ramos v Ronaldo, Peru’s 28 Days Later, the simple joy of not getting booed, and Frances Murphy’s TV guide to the weekend.
The #HANDSHAKE with love from Russia. Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman! pic.twitter.com/vlBdbF4hdG
— Hossain Sagar (@HossainSagar1) June 14, 2018
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