The Second Captains Podcast
Ep 2476: Howe Kowtow and the Seven-Year Itch - 31/10/2022
We talk about Arsenal keeping up their two-point lead, Manchester United keeping up their 85-year run, and as Newcastle roll into the top four, Eoin tries to force Ken to give due credit to Eddie Howe.
After another defeat for Liverpool prompted fresh rounds of comparisons between this season and Klopp's last season at Dortmund, we discuss the relevance of the "seven-year-itch" theory. If you are a Liverpool fan, the conclusions may disturb you...
Then we're joined by David Sneyd to talk about Shamrock Rovers' third successive League of Ireland title. How have they become so dominant, and where is the next challenge likely to come from?
Ep 2597: Tous Nos Espoirs Et Nos Peurs
Ireland have Evan Ferguson, Bossman Steo, a fan base that loves their team again and Ken argues that France's 4-0 win over the Netherlands is, surprisingly, yet another reason for us to be hopeful! But as the World Cup finalists comes to town we have oh so many fears too - welcome to our Ireland V France preview show! Is Kenny a slave to the system to the detriment of the team's chances? Is there a chance Evan Ferguson won't start? And will Nathan Collins' fast mind beat Mbappe's fast feet? We chat to Philippe Auclair about France's destruction of The Netherlands, turmoil in the French FA and Deschamps' homework on the plucky Irish.We also discuss the Griezzmann - Mbappe fake news, Ireland's possession game, fault de Giles, and "stone age stuff".
Welcome to Evan, ‘Marvellous’ Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye was many things to many people; a motown legend, a sex symbol, a tortured soul, a voice who spoke truth to power in 1970s America.. but not too many will be familiar with his stint as a boxing manager. Matthew Allen joined us on the World Service this week to talk about the piece he wrote for Rolling Stone detailing the night his fighter Andy Price went up against the great Sugar Ray Leonard and how it became the fight of Marvin Gaye’s life. Plus there’s reaction to Evan Ferguson's full debut for Ireland as well as Ken’s dive through the language barrier in search of cracks within the French Football camp.Join us for ad-free, contract-free, member-led broadcasting for just €5 + VAT a month at secondcaptains.com/join
Ep 2592: TFW… it’s everyone else’s fault - 20/03/2023
Antonio Conte took the opportunity of a 3-3 draw at Southampton to point the finger at the real enemy - all the losers and failures who have represented Tottenham on the field for the last 20 years. How can even a great coach such as he be expected to overcome the mediocrity which is hard-wired into the very bone marrow of Spurs?We also talk Evan Ferguson, Arsenal’s too hot for broadcast title challenge, and the disappointing quality of the secret football IP which is leaking out of the super-FCB clubs.