In a week where the return of the Premier League was hyped up to an even more hysterical pitch than normal following a particularly dire international break the team are back to lower the expectations of the footballing fandom at large.
Our question this week, in advance of Man United’s inevitable 0-0 draw at Liverpool, we look at former Swansea managerial candidate and two-time match-winning head coach Ryan Giggs. We ask, how should his career progress from here? Before that, we’ll each be bringing a talking point to the table and hopefully having some fun on the way.
Let’s get the unpleasantries out of the way first. This week we introduce Will Geeson to the show and we’ll be attempting to delicately broach the subject of Ched Evans recent acquittal on charges of rape. We look at the on and off pitch repercussions of this controversial ruling.
In lighter news, Jon looks at a resurgent Mario Balotelli. Seemingly revitalised after his transfer to Ligue 1’s Nice we ask; is this the beginning of Super Mario’s rise to finally make good on his potential? Or, like Jon himself, is he better off as a big fish in a small pool?
Inspired by the fugitive years of Colombian drug-lord Pablo Escobar, possibly after borrowing Nico Restrepo’s Narcos box-set, Enner Valencia was fleeing police last week. I’ll be giving you the low-down on this latest hilarious scene from South American football.
For organised fun this week we’re taking you back to 2006 and seeing how well Jon and Will remember the crunch games from that year.
All this, and possibly more on this weeks edition of A Team of John O’Sheas…
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