Episode 2678: Pauw Row, Wengerball, the £60 million Men
As Ireland get ready for their last World Cup warm-up game against France this Thursday, The Athletic has published a long investigative piece about Vera Pauw’s time as coach of Houston Dash back in 2018.
The article includes comments from several players and staff members who worked at the club under Pauw and also an interview with the Ireland coach. We talk through some of the claims and counter-claims that have been made.
Allegations of a culture of fear. Comments on weight. Players who said they felt miserable, watched all the time, like they were going crazy. I spoke to former Houston Dash players and staff about Vera Pauw #NWSL
— Steph Yang | Horrible Soccer Goose (@thrace) July 3, 2023
We also discuss FIFA’s plan to trial Arsene Wenger’s latest idea for ruining the game.
And Ken goes through some of what’s been going on in the transfer window of the £60 millions.
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We chat to The42’s @GavanCasey about the fallout from Kellie’s controversial tweet in October 2022 and her tetchy interview on Off The Ball in March of this year. https://t.co/Y43QYxvNZG pic.twitter.com/7lCcBjCZCc
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