Episode 1349: I’ll Tell You Who Wrote It – Episode 1, With Damien Delaney On “Only A Game?” By Eamon Dunphy (With Special Guest Appearance By Eamon Dunphy)
It’s the first edition of a brand new slot on the Second Captains World Service, where we get a friend of the show to review a classic sports book, and invite our listeners to read it along with us.
Book number 1 is “Only A Game?” by Eamon Dunphy, reviewed for us by former Ireland international, Premier League footballer and extremely decent skin Damien Delaney. Damien was good enough to join us at the Liberty Hall Theatre last week, and the author even popped in for a chat too.
It’s an absolutely fascinating chat about the similarities that still exist between Premier League football and football in the 1970s. In the same way that the book is about Eamon’s dream of first division football being crushed by the football machine, this chat is about Damien enduring that life, but with the pay-off of three seasons of Premier League football at the end of a career that had many ups and downs.
Plus there’s being a good sub, the footballer Christmas party, the impact of money on a dressing-room, and how young players can be the bane of a good old pro’s life.
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Ken has had his problems with Jose’s reign at Old Trafford, but there’s no need for an “I told you so” as Ken humbly accepts victory in this clash of footballing titans
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