Wherein Our Heroes dissect recent comments by wonder-scout Piet de Visser and his assessment of José Mourinho’s man management, Alan Pardew unveils the subject of his FA Cup motivational tactics – namely him, and Infantino promises FIFA will ensure Qatar’s employment standards are on the up-and-up. Meanwhile, Sakho faces a potentially lengthy ban and Benitez leads the Magpies to their first points away from St. James’. Also, Montreal can’t handle The Atomic Ant in Drogba’s first start of the season. We’re not nobbling!
Wherein Our Heroes get behind the need for more friendlies at home in The Great White North. Lescott and Agbonlahor don’t do themselves any favours post-relegation, and the Portland Timbers hire an Ivy League student to help build a champion, Moneyball-style. Jack Wilshere makes the podcast again, for dubious reasons. Controversy ensues in both Orlando and Leicester as questionable officiating results in 2-2 draws. Also, Jamie Vardy may have a future on the Great Britain Diving Team while Andy Carroll’s shoulder can seemingly move mountains.
Wherein Our Heroes flog the dead mule that is MLS officiating, question Louis van Gaal’s personnel choices versus Spurs, and sing Andy Carroll’s praises. Also, we dust off the Wheel o’ Segments…wherever will it land? Gary Lineker is made to write lines for his blind love, Patrick Vieira serves up some humble pie, and Michael Michael gets a nod for service above and beyond the call of esthetics.
Wherein Our Heroes swim in a deluge of topics, including Ronaldo’s “tighty whities” in Real Madrid’s post-Classico team photo, Erin McLeod’s recent injury misfortune, and Remi Garde’s demise at Aston Villa. Bad MLS Comics aren’t really all that bad but our first female Joey Barton winner’s recent behaviour is (sorry Abby Wambach). We debate Antonio Conte’s recent appointment as Chelsea manager and the etiquette of good sportsmanship on the pitch. Also, we are Cabo!