Episode 1678: The Making Of Andy Farrell – Teenage Sensation To Ireland Rugby Head Coach, And David Luiz-less Arsenal Roar Back To Draw At Chelsea
Andy Farrell is Ireland’s new rugby head coach, and while the details of his rugby league career might be familiar to some, they’re worth repeating now he’s one of the most important people in Irish sport.
We’re joined by Sky Sports’ Rod Studd to tell us about his exceptional leadership qualities, becoming a dad as a teenager, his composure on the field, and making his debut at 16 while working as an apprentice joiner.
Before that, we talk to Jacob Steinberg of the Guardian about that pretty raucous 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge last night, when 10-man Arsenal twice came back from a goal down to deny Frank Lampard, who everyone has just realised isn’t actually having a great season (thank you Roy).
Report from last night’s oddities at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea infuriating again – not ruthless enough, too open, Kepa poor again – and Arsenal managed to overcome having Mustafi. Martinelli superb https://t.co/uoeTm03rVG
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Plus there’s Eddie Jones lying low, a sensational Kepa Arrizabalaga stat, more bad news for Man United, and David Luiz’s game-theory is put under the microscope.
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