Episode 1299: Red Carpet For Ronaldo, Italian Reaction To Allegations, Diarmuid O’Connor On Summers In Chicago And James Horan’s Return, Ozil Magic
Manchester United and Juventus go head-to-head in the Champions League tonight, and Cristiano Ronaldo was out in front of the press, although not one English journalist got a chance to ask a question. We speculate on what the welcome will be for the man accused of rape in Der Spiegel last month – judging by Manchester United’s social media, he need not worry…
Thanks for the warm welcome. Always feel at home here. pic.twitter.com/Tr5gny5Z5A
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 22, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo says his “lawyers are confident” and “the truth is always coming” as he answered questions at a Juventus news conference about a woman who has accused him of rape.https://t.co/5u6Mx6mN30 pic.twitter.com/WV4uhVZRN2
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 22, 2018
We ask Gabriele Marcotti how Juve are doing on the field this season, if they might be regretting their expensive signing from Madrid, and how Italian society has reacted to the allegations against Ronaldo.
Diarmuid O’Connor has had an interesting last few months since his Mayo team were knocked out of the championship in Newbridge – he’s in studio to talk to us about summers in Chicago, Mayo’s new manager, double cramp, and kicking the winner in a county final, which is what he did for Ballintubber last Saturday evening in dramatic circumstances.
There’s also a mention for the underdogs under-performing, the Jeff Hendrick Movement (JHM) builds momentum, and whether it’s time for us to believe in Arsenal’s rebirth.
My Favourite goal @MesutOzil1088 ????????????epl week pic.twitter.com/HTWnJ0tas1
— mk suhail (@mksuhail786) October 23, 2018
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Don’t Forget – We’re All Irish:
Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny believes Irish football needs to break free from a “England is not the only fruit” mode of thinking Ken agrees, and explains why in today’s football show ????????????????????????????????https://t.co/VDKYag8XiG … pic.twitter.com/FfqztmAkpk — Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) October 22, 2018
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The Fog Of GAA War:
Irishman @kenearlys wonders if the latest round of fisticuffs (this time in Kerry GAA) is simply something us Irish need to do to let off steam now and again? ?????????????https://t.co/N4cdRYNWSo pic.twitter.com/Rv1lCM9JC6 — Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) October 22, 2018