Episode 1699: Manchester City Banned From Europe For 2 Years, Dublin Derby Weather Madness, Robbie Keane’s Ireland Future
As surely as night follows day, then the onset of Ken Early’s holidays will precipitate some truly earth-shattering football news. But fear not, because on hand to discuss Man City’s European football ban is the inimitable Richie Sadlier.
Richie was also in Dalymount Park for Saturday afternoon’s Dublin derby between Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers, which was allowed go ahead, but which wasn’t shown live on television for safety reasons. Richie tells us which one of him, Pat Fenlon and George Hamilton refused to get up in the gantry.
Decision made. The game is going ahead at Dalymount. Ideal conditions ???? pic.twitter.com/J5S1ZjwwYE
— Richie Sadlier (@RichieSadlier) February 15, 2020
We’re also joined by Sam Lee and Miguel Delaney to tell us how defiant Man City will be as they attempt to defend themselves in court, how huge a story this is, and we try and speculate as to how this will affect City’s squad.
How City reacted to Uefa's announcement over the weekend – the same defiance from the top, and Guardiola's attempts to rally his players and get them focused on Madrid https://t.co/OV843HQfIB
— Sam Lee (@SamLee) February 17, 2020
This City story is ultimately about a petro-state taking on European football’s governing body over how the game is run – an absurd sentence, and the state of football in 2020. Its importance and stakes have actually been almost understated so far.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) February 17, 2020
Plus there’s swingers clubs, Monkeano, James Joyce, and Jodie Foster.
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