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Question Twenty-Eight – Should football take player welfare more seriously?

After taking all three points with a thrilling tactical discussion last week the team are back with an unchanged line-up. Like Claudio Ranieri, will eschewing our former tinkering image at last bring the best independent small podcast named after a former Manchester United utility man of the year award we so desperately crave?

So often us fans are blinded by the glitz and glamour of what modern day football has to offer. With money and cosmopolitan football flooding the game it’s easy to take footballers for granted. But is the beautiful sight of Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasting chance after chance blinding us to the reality of the modern game? Are footballers just people after all? The team asks “Should football take player welfare more seriously?”

The present day premier league fan pays a high price these days for some fairly mediocre punditry. Will Geeson asks if British fans are getting a bum deal paying this much with the number of games broadcast being so limited and the coverage so poor.

Sunderland are so meek these days that they can’t even get a comeback win against Arsenal, habitual kings of the self-destruct in a comfortable game button. Patrick McCloskey gets us talking about just why Sunderland are this awful.

The thinking mans’ football pundit, Alan Shearer, this week claimed that Sergio Aguero is the Premier League’s only world class player. Jon Mackenzie, our very own fence-creosoting northerner and only world-class podcaster debates this claim.

I haven’t drunk since Saturday so I’m in need of something fun. I quiz the rest of the team of historic penalty shootouts as that’s the next best thing to blacking out and waking up in a bike shed.

All this, and more besides in this week’s episode of A Team of John O’Sheas.


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