Episode 1631: Pep Possessed, United Expect(ed) Better, The Two Deles
Manchester City kept the chase going with a narrow win over Chelsea that saw Guardiola’s team notch up an unwanted first. Are we seeing cracks appear on the glittering City facade?
Meanwhile the Ole-outometer was swinging more wildly than a Phil Jones attempted clearance as the Uniteds of Sheffield and Manchester traded the lead and shared the points. United stay ninth in the Premier League – but they’re doing a lot better in a certain Other table, where they have some surprising company in the top six.
Jonathan Wilson and Rory Smith join us to talk about the weekend’s football. Why can’t Jonathan bring himself to believe in Ole? What emotions did the return of Jose make Rory feel? And what do they think of the BBC giving such prominence to offbeat South American ding-a-ling, the Copa Libertadores Final?
— Marcus Christenson (@m_christenson) November 24, 2019
This week’s column, on why Flamengo – the most popular club in the world, if you twist the numbers really hard – should be seen as much more than a feeder team for Europe. Also: José, Pochettino, Bale, in that order. https://t.co/P0ab9HT3DT
— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) November 22, 2019
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Just who does Jose turn to when his brittle self-confidence is at a low ebb? Who can inspire such a humble, unassuming man?
Well, that tried and tested motivational combo of Charles Darwin and Kobe Bryant, of course
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After four wins for the provinces in the opening weekend, round 2 of the Champions Cup was bound to be a bit of a let-down. We chat to former Munster man @DonnachaRyan about returning to Thomond with Racing and to @gerrythornley about the weekend's actionhttps://t.co/xFvBXLzvSa pic.twitter.com/RWAxGqkG6N
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Mick Bohan is the Dublin ladies football senior team manager, and his team have won 3 All-Irelands in a row. He’s in studio to talk about the @20x20_ie campaign and why one-off large attendances aren't as important as lots of smaller days#CantSeeCantBe https://t.co/T5XZuhFa5x pic.twitter.com/TpeBaYckou
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