24 March 2017

Osvaldo Alonso

When it rains, it pours. After our first ever week off - sorry about that - we had to overcome illness and other assorted issues in order to avoid another. But missing two weeks just isn't our style, so we managed to assemble a three-man crew for this week's episode of the Football Fives Podcast.

It's "Anything Goes" with a twist this week. Ryan Keaney's been on holiday to Cuba, so all five questions in this episode are related to his holiday and his holiday destination. Except they're not. There's chat about drawing a veil over football history, things we never want to hear about again, and stories that were probably funny except I wasn't really listening.

We'll be back to normal next week, hopefully with all four of us at the mic, including voiceless wonder David Hartrick. It's been a trying couple of weeks but we've got some great topics lined up for the rest of the spring. For now, thank you to Gary Andrews for the support.

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10 March 2017

Rudi Völler

Due to last-minute work commitments, this week's Football Fives Podcast is another three-hander, with Chris Nee absent but Ryan Keaney back, back, back. It's one of our "anything goes" episodes, meaning five questions unconnected to one another, and a chance to take a few topical talking points and stick our big ol' nerdy lens on them.

Barcelona gave us plenty to go on, and who are we to deny them? So there are questions this week about the best ever football thumpings and the reasons why the soon-to-be-vacant head coach job at Camp Nou isn't necessarily one that the world's best young coaches should pursue without giving it a bit of thought.

There's video technology - sorry - and a nod towards history's greatest examples of shameless shithousing, and a listener question in which Ryan, Daniel Storey and David Hartrick attempt to predict the future. You might want to bookmark this one, then.

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2 March 2017

Jimmy Hill

Modern football. It's good, isn't it? Isn't it?! Well, maybe. In this week's Football Fives Podcast we make the effort to find out, albeit with the worst possible level of preparation: none. Yes, it's another of our blind episodes, in which one 'orrible sod picks a topic and five questions but reveals none of them ahead of the recording.

This time around said sod is Chris Nee, whose topic for the latest Football Fives is modern football. When you read between the lines that's not such a vague concept, and its in that barely hidden sociopolitical meaning that our fives questions originate this week. Taking the challenge are Daniel Storey and David Hartrick. Don't worry, Ryan Keaney will be back next week.

Will our fives questions bring to light a rarely spoken hatred of the game? Will we reveal ourselves as luddites and over-zealous traditionalists? Or is there progress in the modernisation of the game that we can get on board with? There's only one way to find out...

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