Podcast Ep27: Barcelona Crisis, Liverpool’s Heroics, Snooker, and Rugby

April 18, 2016 •

Show Notes for Season Ticket Episode 27

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Football

BPL Review:

Sunday Leicester 2 – 2 West Ham

Goal scorer Jamie Vardy shown his second yellow for a dive with Foxes 1-0 in second half. Game produced late drama with West Ham awarded a very controversial penalty in the 85th minute (converted by Carroll) and then Aaron Creswell put them in front with only minutes remaining. However, in an even more controversial moment, the referee awarded Leicester a penalty in injury time for a fairly innocuous touch on Schlupp.

Aston Villa officially relegated. Newcastle and Sunderland both won.

Cob previews

Saturday Norwich 0 – 3 Sunderland

Called a draw most likely but Sunderland were uber efficient, scoring all their shots on target. Sunderland a point behind Norwich but with a game in hand. Canaries are floating closer to the mines.

Saturday Everton 1 – 1 Southampton

Called a Southampton win. Whilst they were the better side throughout and hit the posts a couple of times, they couldn’t make anything stick. Everton were without a number of first team players but you could hardly tell the difference, they were still poor. Darron Gibson started in the league for the first time in over a year and very nearly injured Long from behind. Seamus Coleman went off injured for Everton. Irate and outraged fan invades pitch to scream abuse at Martinez.

Sunday Arsenal 1 – 1 Crystal Palace

Called an Arsenal win, against better judgement. Arsenal do it again, have only taken 8 points from 6 last home games. Now even on points with City as the two race to claim third spot. Worth bearing in mind that Arsenal haven’t finished above 3rd for the past 10 seasons. Palace will be happy enough with a point, they are 7 points above 17th placed Norwich.

Champions League Semi-final draw:

26th April Man City v Real Madrid

27th April Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich

Does Dessie have anything to say about the team currently pretending to be Barcelona? 

Honourable mention:

Liverpool beating Borussia Dortmund 4-3 (5-4 on agg) in a trademark magical European night display.

Europa Cup semi-final draw

28th April Villarreal v Liverpool

5th May Sevilla v Shaktar

MMA

Some fighting on there last night and last week (Rothwell et al)

Any updates on Carvalho or further thoughts on the matter?

Basketball

The dream is over. Kill all the cats, drown the babies and salt the fields. The Chicago Bulls record is gone, Golden State find the part of Dessie’s brain marked ‘Treasured Memories’ and proceed to piss all over it.

Snooker

Some will be doubtlessly be surprised that Steve Davis officially retired only today as opposed to the 80’s but hung up his cue he has. His short speech caused Cob’s eyes to well up.

Question – What is Thunder Muscle?

Ronnie shows his class in his headline-waiting-to-be-written tie with Gilbert via a four cushion escape from baulk end to hit the only red left which was just below the black and then effect a snooker.

Rugby

This year’s rugby-flavoured Leicester are Connaught. Destroyed Munster last night to join Leinster at the top of the table. Most enjoyable Irish province to watch since Leinster a few years back. Guaranteed Champion’s Cup next season whereas Munster might not see any at all.