Episode 1461: Kompany’s Expected Goal, Liverpool’s Trophy, Saracens Embrace The Hate, Sweet On Lowe, Darren Cave On Ulster
Vincent Kompany did something pretty unbelievable last night, scoring a 30-yard screamer to beat Leicester City and move Man City ever closer to a league title. Ken (00.30 secs) discusses expected goals, Man City’s Frodo and Sam, the Shane Duffy ray of hope, plus there’s a special commemorative trophy for Liverpool.
if liverpool end with 97 points and no prizes, how can they improve the unimprovable? https://t.co/8pIJTTMicb
— Ken Early (@kenearlys) May 6, 2019
Piece on Vincent Kompany and, beyond the goal, he and Van Dijk remind how defending has been key to this title racehttps://t.co/cy7wjXju4q
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) May 7, 2019
Leinster and Saracens in a European Cup final (15.20 mins) is a meeting of the two dominant teams of the last decade, domestically and in Europe. But while Leinster are now the best supported side in the competition, Saracens will bring relatively few fans to Newcastle, and so must continue to find motivation from within.
One of the most interesting match ups is Sexton and Owen Farrell, two 10’s that have changed the game for all future outhalves. If Leinster win is Sexton the greatest European player of all time? Why James Lowe, in so many ways, is the ideal man for a final. And why Saracens are the most hated team in England. Gerry Thornley joins us in studio.
We’re also joined by the soon to be retired Darren Cave who has seen some turbulent times with Ulster. We talk about his last game at Ravenhill, why the QF versus Leinster was one of his best ever games, and where the province are now on and off the field, as they prepare for a pro 14 semi final with Glasgow.
In the same week that we have seen an impressive campaign from @RestartRugby @theRPA showing the great work being done in mental health, we have a global rugby star saying you’re going to hell if you are gay or suffer from alcoholism ???????
PS I’m sure atheists are terrified of hell
— Darren Cave (@darrencave13) April 10, 2019
Plus there’s blunt Munster, the case for JJ, failing beautiful and Luis Suarez’s greatest moment.
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Liverpool are already counting the cost of their progressive stance on concussion with the news that Mo Salah has been ruled out of the semi-final against Barcelona after the head injury he suffered at Newcastle
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Mammy’s cooking, envying your brother, Ryan’s work for the Donegal tourist board and Eoin and Murph kick a few points on Ireland’s most picturesque GAA pitch ????@govisitdonegal https://t.co/aOH93m4n4Z pic.twitter.com/ScwSK3Nqwr
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We’re joined by author of The Sports Gene @DavidEpstein who gives us his reaction to today’s CAS ruling in the Semenya case, which means she will have to take medication to reduce her testosterone if she wants to compete at events between 400m and a milehttps://t.co/cFYHaoCWqc pic.twitter.com/FPXdBOBfMi
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