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      Bye Bye Wenger: SC Breaking News Special for Arsene

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      Ep 1137: Are Man City Happy, The Greatest PL Team Of All Time, Salah Days - 16/04/18

      Manchester City have won the league and sponsors Etisalat have saluted the achievement with one of the great football videos. We comb through the many "How City Did It" stories in today's papers and talk to Howard Hockin of the 93:20 podcast. When Pep asks his players a question, is he always expecting an answer? And if setting a points record would not necessarily be enough to establish City as the best Premier League team of all time, then which team deserves that distinction? Jose...



      Ep 1138: The Extraordinary Life And Sad Death Of Andre The Giant, Conor Murray Safari - 16/04/2018

      It was Eoin McDevitt's birthday last week, and since he's not on Facebook, we all obviously neglected to get him anything. So it is no coincidence that today, our entire pod is dedicated to the life and work of the Eighth Wonder of the World, and li'l Eoin's favourite wrestler. "Andre The Giant" is the subject and the title of a brilliant new HBO documentary, and we speak to the show's producer Matt Maxson about Andre's amazing life, his Olympian drinking, his deep-rooted unhappiness,...



      Champions League On The World Service: Bald Frauds, Ronaldo, Buffon, Liverpool & The Rest

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      Ep 1132: Patrick Reed - The Most Hated Man In Golf, Kilkenny Ruthless In League Win - 09/04/2018

      Patrick Reed won his first major title last night at the US Masters, seeing off a seriously off-colour Rory McIlroy, and rather more serious challenges from his American compatriots Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth. But why does everyone dislike him so much? Golf writer Lawrence Donegan joins us to explain the complicated backstory, from allegations of cheating during college, to arrests, arrogance and family drama. Michael Duignan said in February that Kilkenny wouldn't win another...



      Ep 1131: Pogba Pops Pep - 09/04/2018

      As one bald fraud to another, Eoin McDevitt has pity for Pep's pain. Saturday was a good day for the Hairy Man, who heaped indignity upon the Smooth Man. Is there still hope of redemption for City after their nightmare week? As for the matchwinner Paul Pogba, where has this player been until now? And can we expect to see more of him in the future? We analyse the game with Jonathan Wilson: why have Pep's teams developed this unfortunate habit of conceding several goals in several...



      Ep 1126: Leinster And Munster March On, Dublin Secure Another Title, Dele Alli Painting - 02/04/2018

      So it's never happened before, but after this weekend a first Munster-Leinster European Rugby Cup final is looking perhaps more likely than at any previous stage in this competition's history. Matt Williams and Gerry Thornley talk us through Leinster and Munster's thrilling wins over Saracens and Toulon, who between them had shared the last 5 titles. From Andrew Conway's miracle run, to Dan Leavy's almost supernatural performance in the back-row, it was an exceptional weekend of Irish...



      BONUS EPISODE 1124: Belfast Rape Trial, Sexual Consent, Dressingroom Culture

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      Ep 1121: Andy Moran On Mayo's Survival Act, Wexford Beat Galway, Dublin Under Gilroy - 26/03/2018

      Mayo needed a win or a draw against Donegal in Ballybofey yesterday, and by hook or by crook, a draw is what they got. We talk to Footballer Of The Year Andy Moran about Kevin McLoughlin's wonder point to save their bacon, why their league form has been so patchy, and what we can do to get cynicism in the final moments of a game out of the sport for good. We also speak to Michael Duignan and Malachy Clerkin about the weekend's hurling, which saw Wexford inflict a first defeat in knockout...



      Ep 1120: Rice, Rugby, Russia - 26/03/2018

      An international football weekend with almost no international football on the actual weekend means that today we are forced to discuss whether rugby really is the heartbeat of the race, as some rugby pundits compulsively insist after every big rugby victory. If the oval ball game has displaced all other sports in the affections of the people, why do Irish viewers prefer Mrs. Brown's Boys? After we speak about some of the international action, Emmet Malone joins us to talk about Declan...