Episode 1482: Ken In Madrid, Klopp A Champions League Winner Or 7 Time Loser, Son The Spurs Superstar, Katie Undisputed
“A walk around Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of life” says Thomas Jefferson. Truman Capote was a Venice man. Alberto Sordi couldn’t see past Rome. “Shove it lads”, says Ken Early, declaring Madrid the prettiest of the lot. We catch up with (00.30 secs) the boldest Hobo, who tells us he is keen as mustard to get among his people in Madrid.
Spurs have a chance to reverse decades of under achievement, to alter the perception forever, to finally become a “big club”. A win could define the next 10 years for them given the manager’s commitment, the players’ contracts and the club’s status, may hinge on the result.
Or is it Liverpool who have more at stake given Klopp could be seen as a serial finals failure, or one of the great managers, depending on the outcome on Saturday night. Ken looks at how this one will play out, who the key men could be, the Dele Alli variable, Son the superstar, Alexander Arnold’s self belief, and why he thinks the first goal will not be decisive for either side.
Near three hours with Trent Alexander-Arnold – from Melwood, through the docks and Baltic Triangle – taught me his intelligence, introspection and relentlessness deserve as much credit as his whip and bend of the ball.
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) May 30, 2019
Katie Taylor is describing this as the biggest night of her career, Olympics included, as she aims to become the undisputed lightweight world champion at Madison Square Garden in the early hours of Saturday morning. Gavan Casey (25.40 mins) is in New York for The42.
“From time to time, I have honestly thought about what it would be like to hold all five belts and things like that. Sometimes I’d nearly bring myself to tears even thinking about it — that’s how much it means to me.
“I try not to go there too much…” https://t.co/lQ1kI4sZpy
— Gavan Casey (@GavanCasey) May 29, 2019
Plus there’s Frances Murphy’s TV guide (50.00 mins) to the sporting weekend, a pro boxer goes full Keith Moon on PEDs, and Eoin finds himself on the same side as…. Shane Ross?
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After a peculiar affair in Baku, we’re joined by @JohnBrewin_ and @jonawils and ask how a dysfunctional Chelsea side who seem to be in transition yet again keep winning trophies, and whether Arsenal are as weak as they have been in two decades.
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.@honigstein joins us on today’s Football Show to discuss the mindset of Jurgen Klopp during Champions League Final week, and the six defeats in a row his sides have suffered in finals.
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?? How Poch made “balls” fashionable again
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