Episode 1838: Champions League Final Preview, The Overdogs Win Out, The Long Arms Arbiter
Bayern combine harvested Lyon into oblivion last night, setting up the expected final against PSG. They look so fearsome that only the laws of narrative can stop them now. But why does a certain regular contributor insist on damning the inspirational and beautifully proportioned Thomas Müller with faint praise?
Despite his exceptionally long arms, Thomas Müller the unseen hand in all three Bayern goals. https://t.co/dLgfccJRLn
— Jonathan Wilson (@jonawils) August 20, 2020
We preview the final with Rory Smith and Miguel Delaney. Why is Miguel convinced that this final is a milestone of infamy for the competition? And do these concerns lessen the anticipation for what looks to have the makings of a classic final?
PSG can definitely hurt Bayern. Bayern can definitely hurt PSG. Not many CL finals turn out to be as good as you expect – Barca-Juve in 2015 was the last really good one, and Barca-Man Utd in 2011 before that – but this has that air…
— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) August 19, 2020
A landmark low for football – a state-run political project is in a CL final, sullying the club game's most distinguished event
This now warrants greater scrutinyhttps://t.co/aSh96OrKUd
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) August 19, 2020
Plus there’s the self-appointed arms arbiter, Ken vs the Leeds United twitter account, and word play done right.
???? Someone say Liverpool first game of the season? pic.twitter.com/OxpVCqbbiA
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 20, 2020
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In a scarcely believable show of cruelty, Ken launches an unprovoked attack on Murph today, comparing his (unfortunately televised) performance in the 2007 Galway senior county final to that of RB Leipzig last night
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