Episode 2168: US Murph On Exquisite Sporting Heartbreak, Liverpool’s 3-2 Win In Madrid, Breaking Bruce New
The Champions League delivered the goods again last night, with Liverpool playing out a 3-2 classic with Atletico Madrid in the Wanda. Tonight’s offering sees Man United up against Atalanta, and their embattled manager is feeling the heat – berating reporters for accurately reporting his exact words about hoping Marcus Rashford would prioritise his football last week.
But the centre-piece of the show is one of our favourite-ever slots with US Murph, as Brian talks to us about the exquisite pain of watching your team lose a decisive Game 5 to your most-hated rival… with your unbelievably sweet 10-year-old son beside you to console you. Childhood sporting heartbreak, coping mechanisms, and extreme acts of pettiness – all on the agenda today with the great man.
Back home now. The scurry out of the park was mostly task-oriented; get the 10 yo to the car and safely home. I told him the pain would come more fully later, when it set in. As we pulled into home, he woke up in the dark and asked: “Are you sad now?” “Yes,” I answered. #SFGiants
— Brian Murphy (@knbrmurph) October 15, 2021
Plus there’s breaking yet totally unsurprising Steve Bruce sacking news as he and Newcastle go their separate ways.
Lest we forget Steve Bruce’s greatest moment as Newcastle manager ? pic.twitter.com/cBUzViCXt2
— Project Football (@ProjectFootball) October 20, 2021
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