S8 E12: Moldova and Patreon mailbag
Season 8, Ep. 12
With two Premier League postponements for Manchester United's game, hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Take the opportunity to answer questions from the show's patrons.Before diving into some fascinating subjects, Harry talks about his time in Chisinau, Moldova with a bit of reaction to the unspectacular but important win over FC Sheriff at the Zimbru Stadium. There are details of Moldovan ultras, a Napoli-supporting hostel owner, a massive wine cellar and loads more.To see which questions we're answering, and head straight to the ones you're most interested in, check out the timestamps below.TIMESTAMPS00:00 Introduction01:00 Jadon Sancho’s good finish and other quick takeaways03:20 Lisandro Martinez’s AR-GEN-TINA chant and the background to his surprise about it07:30 Harry’s experience in Moldova: The food, culture, history, language, the people, the wine, its relationship with Russia and the EU, what the stadium was like and the atmosphere, and plenty more!18:00 Patreon mailbag18:05 Korey Lennox: “Not sure if you’ve recorded yet or not. But, if you haven’t, would you mind talking about when and why you fell in love with United? I grew up in Virginia just outside of Washington DC. I’m 31, so when I was growing up, I remember seeing King Eric and his popped collar when I was 5 or 6 years old. That was it for me. I thought it was the coolest thing and I never looked back.”28:30 United Women’s opening WSL game of the season: 4-0 win over Reading - and how does WSL grow without getting the bad parts of the Premier League?35:20 The big question of the episode, from Patreon, Dio Turner: “Marcus Rashford is playing well but I miss the days when he'd frequently dribble past defenders. Now he seems less likely to try to dribble past defenders or he'll get dispossessed if he tries. What do you two think happened to his slalom runs through defences?”51:40 Youth and loan round-up (U21s, U18s, Matej Kovar and Ethan Laird)53:30 Patron questions - Ethan: “Haven’t got anything huge to ask, which I suppose is a good sign as the squad seems pretty settled at the minute, did just wanna ask about De Gea retaining his place on Thursday, any theories as to why that could be? Would be slightly confused if he starts again against Sheriff considering we’ve just loaned in a very capable deputy.”55:10 Korey Lennox: “I’m back again 🤣 Thoughts/feelings that Greenwood might return to the squad? Not sure how to feel about it.”56:30 Ted Popham: “With all the VAR issues, especially the clear and obvious debate. Do you think a 3 appeals per half system like American football or a rugby specific conversation with ref and video ref (i.e is there any reason I can/cannot award the try) would work better? Or a different method?”1:09:50 Outro and information on signing up to be a Patron!