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Talking Points and Organised Fun Thirty-Seven – ‘Bastian Schweinsteiger’

In a week where a conciliatory tone was struck and people from all walks of life came together to celebrate tenets of love and tolerance, the team are back to bring some much needed fear and uncertainty to proceedings.


Speaking of which, Paddy McCloskey is never one to shy away from a backwards and unfounded claim about what he describes as foreigners in “his country.” After Gary Linekers typically jingoist twitter commentary on Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool’s exit from the FA Cup, Paddy wants to ask if overseas managers do struggle in adapting to the unique requirements of the British leagues. The Sun was not available for comment.

For a man to whom even the most complex of challenges comes easily the thought of having to really try in any task sits uneasily for Jon Mackenzie. This desire to merely tread water in life is what draws him to Paul Pogba, but is the punditocracy at large right to point out that Liverpool’s gloriously remunerated reserve side should at least look like they’re busy while slumping to another home defeat, this time against a team comprised of what I’m assured were literal wolves.

Ever the voice of positivity and optimism, I’m going to devote my minute on the soapbox to a glowing endorsement of Bastian Schweinsteiger’s conduct. After a difficult year the midfielder put in a great performance on Sunday and should be praised, especially considering the far less upstanding contributions of certain players with far lesser reasons to feel aggrieved at their treatment. It’s important to recognise this display of moral fibre when confronted with so many petulant and exceedingly arrogant characters.

Will Geeson makes up the numbers this week and along with Jon and I, he’ll be taking on McCloskey’s newest edition of organised fun. The winner this week will take home a copy of Paddy’s new autobiography: ‘My Life in Morris Dancing, The Patrick McCloskey Story’

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

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