Episode 1584: Ireland Lose Big In Japan, The Second Captains Grudge Match Power Breakfast With Eoin Reddan, Andrew Trimble, David O’Doherty And Ken Burley
Ireland are still in the Rugby World Cup but… our 19-12 loss to Japan now means we must talk about the bad old days again.
We recorded a live podcast moments after the final whistle in our home-away-from-home, the Liberty Hall Theatre in Dublin, with Andrew Trimble and Eoin Reddan, and some uncomfortable home truths were brought to us.
We are now an inconsistent team, and we have no real understanding of how well or badly we’re going to play from week to week. That still means we could do something at this World Cup, but the smart money wouldn’t be on it.
We also had the searing rugby insights of David O’Doherty, who gave us a master-class in the dark arts on the David O’Doherty Rugby World Cup Skillz Mat, and Ken Burley returns to the airwaves.
Forget the BT Sports studio pitch or the ITV rugby dojo, yesterday morning we premiered DAVID O’DOHERTY’S RUGBY WORLD CUP SKILLS RUG at our live show.
Watch @phlaimeaux nail a 1980s scrum-half skill that will BLOW YOUR MIND ????
(Thanks to Aideen for the HD video????) pic.twitter.com/7aPvop2vpj
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One emailer reminds us of Ireland’s glorious tradition as rugby missionaries, and there’s the Sexton conundrum as the team announcement for our next match on Thursday looms.
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Ken meets Professor Emerita of Business Administration at Harvard Business School @shoshanazuboff to talk about her book, ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) September 27, 2019
We’re joined today by @Tobias_Italia to discuss his fascinating new book, ‘Ultra: The Underworld of Italian Football’ which traces the Italian ultra subculture from its beginnings in the ’60s through to its present day far-right incarnationhttps://t.co/qeaZMM4YPS pic.twitter.com/XyOWM9uTAH
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) September 25, 2019
And with that, it’s over.
Little-known administrator John Delaney has left his role with the FAI, and we chat about the not-so-good, the bad and the ugly events of his time in Irish football https://t.co/mo2tjDdkMT pic.twitter.com/rcfn9PpjRy
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) September 30, 2019