Episode 2166: Saudi Newcastle, Coach Rodgers’ Clinic
The era of Saudi Newcastle began with scenes of rejoicing at St James’ Park, as Newcastle fans rapturously greeted their trillionaire saviours. Newcastle’s days as many people’s second favourite team may not return for some time, but hey – it’s better to be feared than loved?
Well that was all quite…weird. The strange day that the arrival of Saudi Arabia in the Premier League became reality, or some ersatz version of reality https://t.co/GNeIdD15cK
— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) October 17, 2021
We talk about the dramatic match at the King Power, where Coach Brendan Rodgers won the tactics and the mindgames.
Rory Smith and Miguel Delaney join us to give their impressions of the events in Newcastle yesterday, and how the Saudi story might play out from here.
It could get worse before it gets better at Newcastle
– Bruce has £8.5m pay-off thanks to new deal from Ashley, he won't be resigning
– one top coach found the nature of Ghoudoussi's approach bizarre, Staveley's husband currently handling all callshttps://t.co/NBOYd6RNVv
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) October 18, 2021
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