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Soccer Report Extra Podcast: Episode 60 – The Snub Seen ‘Round The World

Written by on February 14, 2012 | 14 Comments »
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Who knew they actually played 90 minutes of football at Old Trafford on Saturday?  Personally, I tuned in for the ‘Suarez snub’ on Patrice Evra, and then checked back at halftime & at full-time to catch the tunnel bust-ups and ‘in-yer-face’ celebrations (only kidding).  The match ended in a deserved 2-1 victory for Man. United, but with a subplot that big, it’s easy to understand why the majority of the chatter focused on the events surrounding the game.  

We also get to hear Bobby & Eoin’s take on Mick McCarthy’s sacking at Wolves, Chelsea’s impromptu crisis talks with ‘Mr. Big’, Spurs’ man-handling of Newcastle, and ‘Arry Redknapp’s impending appointment to the England post.

There’s a quick look back at another weather-affected weekend of Serie A action.  AC Milan climbed back to the summit (albeit on account of Juve’s match with Bologna being post-poned) thanks to a comeback win over Udinese, and Inter lose yet again, this time at home to lowly Novara.  

We end the podcast with the extraordinary story of former Canadian international and former Canadian U20 coach, Paul James, and his decade long battle with crack cocaine addiction.  The details of James’ dual-life were made public on Monday, and if you want to read more, HERE’S A LINK to Neil Davidson’s article for The Canadian Press. 

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14 responses to “Soccer Report Extra Podcast: Episode 60 – The Snub Seen ‘Round The World”

  1. Gillian says:

    I’ve not yet heard the pod, but I want to say this: I woke up on Saturday morning (6:30 am my time) to watch this match. The first thing I saw when I turned it on and watched was the non-handshake, and I immediately groaned, rolled over in bed and thought “I woke up early for THIS?”

  2. Roberto Senyera says:

    Get rid of the handshakes and get rid of the kids coming out with the teams from the tunnel.

    But, if you must have the kids then at least institute a height limit restriction — like at the amusement parks but only the inverse there of, a height maximum. If you’re taller than Shawn Wright Phillips then you’re not allowed in the kids’ lineup. Sorted. Simple. For the love of God and all things holy.


    Stingy Young Curmudgeon.

  3. Gus Keri says:

    About the Liverpool performance during the game itself, I think the players were affected some how by what happened in the tunnel in the halftime. Nobody knows what went down in that locker room. It had to be on their mind when they got back to play the second half and that was when Man Utd took advantage. You can see the body language of the whole team which seemed so deflated.

    We shouldn’t really criticize Liveprool performance or the manager choinces under this kind of circumstances, except maybe the issue of starting Suarez to begin with.

    I admit that I didn’t want Dalglish to start Suarez because, deep inside, I know that Suarez will never forgive Evra. NEVER! And I was afraid something like this or even worse might have happened. And to be honest, I don’t blame Suarez for that.

    To be brief, (and I don’t want to get into any more arguement about it), Suarez, who has a black grandparent and who has done some much good work to help black childern in South Africa, is going to be labled as a racist for the rest of his life and he has Evra to thank for.

    Suarez might have agreed to shake hands with Evra but I suspect that it was against his wish and under the pressure from the club management. But when he saw Evra in his face, he clearly remembered all the bad feelings he had against him. His instict was not to shake hand with the perpetrator of all his mesiry for the last few weeks.

    The FA should have anticipated this and should have cancelled the handshake for this game, just like what they did with Chelsea/QPR game.

    The issue is not going away no matter how much people wish for it to happen. I believe that the Suarez issue is becoming a distraction to the rebuilding process at Liverpool and I have, among others, Sir Alex Ferguson to thank for. he has never shied away from any attempt to destablilize Liverpool club for the last 25 years.

    The Evra issue could have been resolved while SAF was drinking his famous glass of wine with Dalglish. But no! He wanted it to become a huge issue for two purposes; One, to derail Liverpool and to inflict a perminant damage to the one player that was a thorn in his team’s side. And two, to use LFC and its player as a scapegoat for the FA campainge to weed off racism from the game without any consideration to the amount of personal harm it might cuase.

    Liverpool have lost their fight to save Suarez and to protect the reputation of the club, and this was a very bad PR.
    I hate to say it, but it seems the only solution to this problem is to try to find Suarez a new home by the begining of the next season.

    My contribution to the website “Desert Island Kicks”

  5. Gus Keri says:


    Hot orange? Really?
    Who does even heat the orange?
    No wonder you blame it on the turf. Nice try.

  6. Hot orange juice – not a hot orange!

  7. J Rob says:

    Another great podcast. As a LFC fan would have preferred to miss the first ten mins. Painful but true.

    Think Eoin is optimistic on Chelsea. Stuttering performances, intrusive owner and team in nascent rebellion against young coach = 4th place in EPL?

    And Spurs:title-contenders or not? They probably have (on paper) the three toughest remaining games of the season coming up:Arsenal away, Man Utd at home and Everton away.

    Chelsea if they are to rediscover form couldn’t have a much easier run of games: Bolton home,WBA away and Stoke at home.

  8. J Rob says:

    Bobby..growing up in Scotland too I am guessing that your orange juice’s only similarity with what others know as orange juice might have been its colour. Spent my childhood drinking diluted orange juice – William Lows own brand. Kia-Ora was reserved for Xmas!

  9. rdm says:

    Warm orange juice!? What will they think of next?

  10. J rob – you are spot on, a sort of essence of orange

  11. Soccerlogical says:


    Gus Keri says:
    Hot orange? Really?
    Who does even heat the orange?
    No wonder you blame it on the turf. Nice try.

    Bobby McMahon says:
    Hot orange juice – not a hot orange!

    PS Gus – Have you learned to insert the smiley faces yet? Remember that you need to click your heels 3 times and do one somersault before hitting the “submit comment” tab…. and the smiley face appears! 🙂

  12. Gus Keri says:


    I remember also that I asked you to complete the recipe but you didn’t. You didn’t give me the type of shoes I should be wearing and what color they should be.

  13. soccerlogical says:

    Gus – You’re aces, dont ever change. Ill defrost an orange for ya bud! 🙂

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