Episode 1279: Chelsea And Liverpool Get It On AND Get Along; Der Spiegel Reports On Ronaldo
Chelsea and Liverpool used to straight up not like each other. And yet their last two matches, despite being played out in a bizarre atmosphere of mutual respect and admiration, have been remarkably entertaining. Can you get it on even if you also get along?
We discuss that match and some of the other weekend highlights, including a searingly honest and yet perplexing analysis of Manchester United’s failings from Luke Shaw, and reports of Benjamin Mendy sailing close to the wind.
Then we speak to Der Spiegel’s sports editor Christoph Winterbach about his magazine’s reporting of the Ronaldo story, which has made global headlines over the weekend.
This is a thread about the rape allegations vs. @Cristiano: About our research @derSpiegel, about Ronaldo’s reaction and a little insight into why the alleged victim Kathryn Mayorga speaks out about the case nine years later. This is the story btw: https://t.co/fwv26PhCSx 1/24
— Christoph Winterbach (@derWinterbach) September 30, 2018
Raphael Honigstein joins us to talk about the weekend’s Premier League action. If Liverpool’s attack is not flowing quite so well as last season, is this because attackers are out of form or because Jurgen Klopp has decided to tweak the style of play? And how much of Chelsea’s improved form can be put down to their improved mood?
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We talk to @HLNinEngeland about Eden Hazard. How is such extreme talent compatible with such a relaxed attitude? And where does Hazard see himself in the long-term?
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.@nytimes best-selling author @jeffpearlman has written “Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL”. He joins us to talk about the glittering beginnings of the USFL, and what could’ve been if Trump wasn’t so duplicitous and greedyhttps://t.co/8ZV5cCWF4K pic.twitter.com/bXsB7Vyqm5
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