Oft THE BEST OF THE WEEK, this little pod. Hosts and A++ list of guest analysts and raconteurs- no wastes of spaces.
The conversation always quick and pertinent, the humor incisive, knowing and personal but not self-absorbed or too “inside.” Hear the INFO THAT EXPLAINS and ANALYSES THAT ENLIGHTEN from smart progressive guys who, for all their astonishing experiences and unparalleled access, are smart progressive guys like us. English Premier League focus, plenty of Europe, particularly UEFA events, lots of great La Liga sources. This is an Ireland-based show, the hosts are particularly enthusiastic about the (Republic’s) international team’s goings-on and players, but it’s fun to be let into that side of the pub and it’s never too much, just enlightening.*
Lately the episodes have been worryingly shorter, and, maybe it’s summer, but any lover of the game should give this gem a listen and support.
*e.g., learn whether these Dubliners would rather England or Northern Ireland do well, hear them bristle and chuckle when patronized by tone-deaf ex-English internationals (think George Bush talking to Colin Powell about Colin’s “homies” and their “sense of rhythm” while Powell keeps trying to force the words “friends” and “musical talent,” as the switchboard lights up)