Episode 2645: Thank You Eddie Howe, Irish Evan Ferguson, Katie’s Big Decision
Newcastle secured Champions League football last night which prompted Alan Shearer to pen a letter of thanks to Eddie Howe, a letter which might be the most grovelling thing ever put to print.
That was absolutely not how Katie Taylor’s homecoming was supposed to turn out on Saturday night, but her defeat to Chantelle Cameron brooked no real argument. Gavan Casey of the42 was with us at the weigh-in on Friday, said Cameron would win, 96-94 on the judge’s scorecard – and today he takes no pleasure whatsoever in being proved so comprehensively right. We discuss why Katie won’t retire, where a mooted rematch will happen, and why Katie might still feel there’s reason to continue.
Plus there’s Phil Neville’s glazed eyes, big Irish Evan Ferguson and the weird but persistent presence of Conor McGregor at the Katie fight.
Click the player at the top of the page to play the show. Monday’s shows are free to all and to listen to our programming throughout the rest of the week, join the Second Captains World Service. It’s independent, commercial-free and member-led with feature interviews, breaking news, Ken’s Football Show, Richie Sadlier’s Player’s Chair, The Politics Podcast, The “I’ll Tell You Who Wrote It” Book Club and lots of added extras. You’ll also be supporting the development of our longer-form work, like our recent international series ‘Where Is George Gibney?’.
Go to Patreon
Joined Shane Horgan and the @SecondCaptains lads to try and figure out Saturday https://t.co/aUMympptNt
— Rúaidhrí O’Connor (@RuaidhriOC) May 22, 2023