Episode 1743: Stephen Kenny Will Rock The Boat, Mute Ken, The Goran Ivanisevic Final
The news last week that Wimbledon had been cancelled didn’t really come as a shock, but it did come as a potent reminder that the sporting summer of 2020 really wouldn’t be like anything we’d ever seen before.
Goran Ivanisevic: the man who put wild into wild card.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 1, 2018
So we felt it only right that we should look back on a day that demonstrated all that was truly magical about the old tournament – by talking to Caitlin Thompson of Racquet Magazine (and the Racquet podcast) about the 2001 men’s final between Goran Ivanisevic and Pat Rafter, a game with a finale of such exquisite drama that it might just tell you everything you need to know about human fallibility, weakness and joy.
Friday’s @SecondCaptains Podcast – will be chatting about Goran Ivanisevic’s Wimbledon victory in 2001 with the brilliant @caitlin_thomps . Some fairly epic sporting theatre in the final two games… https://t.co/bNsjuIuaeO
— Eoin McDevitt (@EoinMcDevitt) April 9, 2020
Ken faced his first challenge of the new Stephen Kenny era as our new international football manager held his maiden press conference – a challenge which Ken… failed. Plus there’s a grand plan for the schoolboy game, rocking the boat, good news for Matt Doherty, and no closure on the Robbie Keane question.
"I want schoolboy teams across the nation to see the senior Irish team and say 'that's the way we want to play,'" says Stephen Kenny of the style of play he plans on implementing with Ireland.
— Oisin McQueirns (@McQueirns) April 9, 2020
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