HTBP Podcast: Manchester United vs Chelsea, Capello, Redknapp & Merchandise

Willie GannonSenior Writer IFebruary 9, 2012

The Hold the BackPage Podcast returns for yet another week as Willie Gannon and Tom Fox join Neil Sherwin in a near-Earth orbit to talk about the latest Premier League action, John Terry, Fabio Capello and Harry Redknapp, and buying football merchandise!

This week’s pod kicks off with a look back to last weekend’s Premier League action as Willie does his bend to defend (2:00) Howard Webb’s penalty-giving antics at Stamford Bridge. There’s a look at the Liverpool and Tottenham game, as well as Manchester City’s return to winning ways.

From there the lads moved onto (7:40) what was possibly the worst Premier League match of the season, when Tottenham Hotspur traveled to Anfield to take on Liverpool, with the only highlight of the game being a cat running onto the pitch.

Of course, the big game of the weekend is Manchester United against Liverpool and the lads discuss the (11:00) great odds on offer from Setantabet, including a super 7/1 offer on either Patrice Evra or Luis Suarez to get a yellow card during the 90.

The rest of the (13:00) Premier League gets a quick rundown with Tom and Neil wondering aloud how Manchester City have not won the league yet.

(19:00) Willie touches upon Steve Kean's abysmal run at Blackburn and asks how Kean could have let Ryan Nelsen leave the club for free when he started the season as club captain?

Part one ends with (19:00) Tom offering his opinion on the all-Senegalese forward line at Newcastle.

In the second half of the show, the focus shifts to the international stage as (22:00) Harry Redknapp remains firmly in line to be the next England manager, while there’s discussion on who should replace John Terry as captain with the lads throwing up a few surprise candidates.

(25:00) From there the debate moves towards how Spurs would fare without 'Arry should the favourite to succeed Capello jump ship.

(28:00) The talk moves towards who should be the next captain of England with Neil championing Joe Hart with Scott Parker and Wayne Rooney also getting a mention as possible candidates.

(30:00) To wrap up, the lads chat about football merchandise in light of the FAI releasing yet another Ireland shirt, and they reveal a little too much in terms of their own personal collections.

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