Episode 1549: Pogba And Peno Wars, Solskjaer’s Slides, UK Media And Racist Trolls, Tipp Unity
Paul Pogba took a penalty, it was saved, Man United drew with Wolves, and Gary Neville and football twitter fumed. We ask Richie Sadlier (7.15 mins) if there has been a massive over reaction in the media to this incident, and if there’s a link between football punditry and racist trolls on twitter.
‘Racism is a problem in society, not football’ – Former England footballer John Barnes reacts to the online racial abuse aimed at Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 20, 2019
Manchester United’s Harry Maguire has called on social media companies to “stop these pathetic trolls” after Paul Pogba was racially abused online after missing a penalty.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 20, 2019
Solskjaer’s reasoning on who his designated penalty taker is has called into question his leadership skills. Ken takes a closer look at this (00.30 secs), and the UK media’s turn to the right.
“You can see the slides on the powerpoint.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains why Paul Pogba took Man Utd’s penalty in their 1-1 draw with Wolves instead of Marcus Rashford. pic.twitter.com/RHvwIFV0iE
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 19, 2019
At the end of the game on Sunday Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy refused to start celebrating their victory until he had been joined by his entire selection committee of Eamon O’Shea, Darragh Egan and our guest today, 2001 All-Ireland winning captain, and coach of the Tipperary hurlers this year, Tommy Dunne (37 mins).
Plus there’s powerpoint slides, Francis 2.0, ego and executive best practice.
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If it’s Monday, then a discussion of VAR must inevitably follow.
Ken is forced to bravely defend himself against accusations of being gammon, and there’s also a mention or two of how Spurs were taken apart by Man City
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