It’s podcast time once again as Neil Sherwin, Ger McCarthy and Willie Gannon discuss the latest news from the world of football including the FAI Cup Final, Newcastle United’s stadium naming rights, Ireland’s playoff with Estonia and The Guardian’s new sports blog.
There’s conflicting opinions aplenty in this week’s Hold the BackPage however the episode starts off on a unanimous note with all three of the lads agreeing that Shelbourne were extremely hard done by in last weekend’s FAI Cup Final. Neil’s disappointment isn’t echoed quite so strongly by Ger and Willie though! Attention then turns to the Premier League where Neil dons his businessman’s cap to get behind the renaming of St. James’ Park, much to the amusement of the other two. There’s also mention of Steve Kean’s new contract and Sir Alex Ferguson’s 25 years at Manchester United.
The second part of the pod is largely focused on Ireland’s big European Championship playoff against Estonia. Could we possibly see free flowing football? Will anyone be awake to find out? Is Trap still going to be around in six months? It’s all still very much up in the air but it doesn’t stop our panel of ‘experts’ sharing their thoughts.
To finish there’s a look at The Guardian’s new initiative which sees the UK based publication collaborating with some high profile bloggers for a new section on its website. The lads discuss the merits of the idea after plenty of comments on Twitter over the past couple of days.