Episode 1545: Porous Pool, Pulisic Pace, Lamps Pivots, Neville Predicts, Celtixit, Scarecrows And VAR
Most – though not all – welcomed UEFA’s decision to announce an all-female refereeing team for last night’s Super Cup. Luckily the referee showed more focus under pressure than Eoin’s Baggot Street stalker.
????Niall Quinn thinks it’s great for the game to have an all-female refereeing team.
????Graeme Souness believes Stéphanie Frappart doesn’t have the experience to take control of such a game.
????Brian Kerr reckons it’ll inspire a new generation of refs.#SuperCup #VMSport pic.twitter.com/7RsCwsmQxj
— Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) August 14, 2019
This game definitely felt like a relaxing of the archaic nature of VAR we’ve seen previously with UEFA. No penalising of the goalkeeper unless they are way off the line, as is the case in the Premier League it seems. https://t.co/G2qNaISMTT
— Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) August 14, 2019
We discuss what happened in the game, whether Frank Lampard changed his approach after Sunday’s bad beating, and how the VAR refereeing changes are affecting Liverpool’s defending.
‘I respect Liverpool and they had chances in the game but it was clear to me that we were the stronger team.’#SuperCup
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 15, 2019
Also today, we speak to Kieran Canning about Celtic’s disappointing exit from the Champions League, and whether he agrees with Ken about Kieran Tierney vs Andy Robertson.
In recent years, Celtic have made about £100m in player sales while losing CL qualifiers to Legia Warsaw, Malmo, Maribor, AEK Athens and Cluj. Cluj put out of Europe last season by Dudelange of Luxembourg. This ‘We’re a Champions League club’ mantra from Celtic Park is nonsense
— Tom English (@TEnglishSport) August 14, 2019
Could it be that Arsenal have gotten themselves a better full-back than Andy Robertson? Why is Man United’s squad so… oddly proportioned? And why oh why has Frank Lampard let David Luiz go?
Feat. wall-to-wall Ken Early: https://t.co/Bpv1xDOSUK pic.twitter.com/ps7TtscFSU
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) August 8, 2019
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?? Frank Lampard’s boating adventures
???? The wrath of Jurgen Klopp
???? Eoin’s very own ‘second captain, first captain’ moment, rugby-stylehttps://t.co/1CDO2VHDHH pic.twitter.com/fb8tyotNIK
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) August 14, 2019
We’re joined by @JackPittBrooke to discuss Spurs’ win over Aston Villa this past weekend, a result which seemed to very much depend on the input of Christian Eriksen.
But what does the future hold for the Dane, and a potentially Eriksen-less Spurs? https://t.co/r5c0M1awjU pic.twitter.com/kqbxJbz1OF
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) August 12, 2019
Derek McGrath joins us in studio ahead of this weekend’s All-Ireland hurling final to chat about saying the right thing in the wrong forum, the Joe Schmidt influence and how there’s room for a blend of the old and the new in hurling
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