Episode 1247: Ed Woodward – The Lion Of Manchester Is Now Officially Bigger Than Fergie, Bundesliga Business Model, Tiger’s Bag Of Cans, Trash Talkers
The Alex Ferguson era at Manchester United gave way, as winter must to spring, to the Ed Woodward era. We investigate the man’s stunning string of successes at the top of the biggest club in football, whose share price reached it’s highest ever valuation just last week.
Ed Woodward, the man who holds José Mourinho’s fate in his hands | Jamie Jackson https://t.co/nXgu9j2i1Z
— jamie jackson (@JamieJackson___) August 22, 2018
Just as the Limerick All Ireland after-party was dying, along came Tiger Woods with a bag of cans, and some positivity. Tiger will need that sunny outlook in the face of some downright nasty trash talk from his nemesis, Phil Mickelson.
Three months until @TigerWoods and @PhilMickelson‘s $9 million match and Phil’s already talking trash ???? pic.twitter.com/XtWBTABHDn
— ESPN (@espn) August 22, 2018
We talk to Rafa Honigstein about the new Bundesliga season – as Bayern Munich go for their 7th title in a row, are the other clubs in the league happier to see that level of dominance than they would be to see their league overtaken by foreign investment? The answer, counter-intuitively, appears to be yes.
What are the chances we’ll see a genuine title race in the Bundesliga this year? A look at Bayern’s dominance in numbers. https://t.co/GB3kRsaJU5
— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) August 22, 2018
We also talk about Real’s sexy Ronaldo-replacement idea (Iago Aspas), Ronaldo’s rapidly-expanding brood, Rock of Gibraltar, and JP McManus’ previous successes in his sporting portfolio… long before his Limerick team’s win last Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus debut drew 2.3m viewers in Italy – fourth-highest in Sky Italia history https://t.co/mXxtOCTxHs #HalaMadrid #RealMadrid
— Real Madrid News (@realmadrid4me) August 21, 2018
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The Limerick afterparty drags into its fourth day, we discuss singalong choices, Murph has a warning for our more emotional listeners, and we consider a hypothetical about drugs in footballhttps://t.co/UAvShUaeSe pic.twitter.com/RCgXwsNhL7
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La Liga are planning to play league matches in the US, and Man City have premiered their new warts-and-all documentary series with Amazon. What does all this mean for the present and future shape of the game?
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