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    • 4.9 • 156 Ratings

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    Episode 2945: Mister Sunday, Kentucky Cops, Lowry's 62, Usyk Unifies

    Episode 2945: Mister Sunday, Kentucky Cops, Lowry's 62, Usyk Unifies

    Having been dubbed “Mr Thursday” by certain ill-informed commentators last week, Xander Schauffele answered every criticism in securing his first major title. 
    We review a wild US PGA championship with Gavin Cooney and Lawrence Donegan, featuring arrests, Kentucky Cops, divorce, Rory's repeat and Shane Lowry’s 62. 
    We also discuss Oleksandr Usyk’s thrilling split-decision win over Tyson Fury to become undisputed heavyweight champion of the world on Saturday night - and Ken asks when is a knockdown not a knockdown?

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    • 42 min
    Ep 2944: This Means Bore?, Hedonic Treadmill, Rodri Troll, Ta'ra Jürgen, Irish Premier Numbers, Duff Chats Kenny Hugs

    Ep 2944: This Means Bore?, Hedonic Treadmill, Rodri Troll, Ta'ra Jürgen, Irish Premier Numbers, Duff Chats Kenny Hugs

    Manchester City are champions, as it was foretold by Eoin McDevitt some months ago following their 0-0 draw with Arsenal. No Premier League opponent got within two goals of them since, as also foretold by Eoin McDevitt.
    With all this having been so long foretold, we start off today talking about Jurgen Klopp's farewell at Anfield and what the early reactions might be foretelling us about the future.
    Dion Fanning and Lars Sivertsen join us to look back on the final day and the Premier League season in general. How excited were they to watch City's historic four-in-a-row? How does Jurgen Klopp manage to always leave his clubs wanting more? Is Rodri correct that Arsenal lacked the winning mentality to seal the deal? And while we're about it, what's next for Roberto de Zerbi?

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Postecoglou Sours On Spurs, Team Rhasidat, Kerr's Speech, GAAGO To War

    Postecoglou Sours On Spurs, Team Rhasidat, Kerr's Speech, GAAGO To War

    This week on the Second Captains World Service Ken sat down with Brian Kerr to reflect on Kerr's short stint back in the Republic of Ireland dugout. Meanwhile, Olympic medal hopeful Rhasidat Adeleke joined us for a chat about her love for relay.
    However, things turned sour for Jacob Rees Murphy who found himself confronted by critics/haters of his neolib views on the much maligned streaming service, GAAGO.
    Monday’s shows are free to all. To listen to our programming throughout the rest of the week, join the Second Captains World Service. There’s no contracts, no hidden fees and shows can be listened to on all good podcast apps, on Spotify or through our website. It’s independent, commercial-free and member-led with feature interviews, breaking news, Ken’s Football Show, The Politics Podcast, The “I’ll Tell You Who Wrote It” Book Club and lots of added extras. You’ll also be supporting the development of our longer-form work, such as our international series ‘Where Is George Gibney?’.

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    • 24 min
    Ep 2939: Super Value Hurling, Murph On Leeside, Taoiseach v Uachtarán, GAANooo

    Ep 2939: Super Value Hurling, Murph On Leeside, Taoiseach v Uachtarán, GAANooo

    Cork/Limerick was an occasion for the ages, and Murph was there with today’s guest Jamie Wall to experience the home team’s 3-28 to 3-26 win in a raucous Páirc Uí Chaoimh. 
    We reflect on how Cork managed to pick holes in Limerick’s defence, the champions’ come-back, the last-minute penalty that won it, and why Paul Kinnerk was losing it on the line with the Cork bench. 
    There has also been some discussion around the fact the game was on GAA GO… Ken, as ever, stands up for the little man.

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    • 51 min
    Ep 2938: Arsenal Alive, Trafford Falls, Spurs And The City - 13/05/24

    Ep 2938: Arsenal Alive, Trafford Falls, Spurs And The City - 13/05/24

    Does it say something about the level of drama in this Premier League title run-in that the most-talked-about thing this weekend was the leaking roof at Old Trafford? 
    Or is that just because everybody is making the same unjustified assumption about Tottenham strewing Man City's path to the title with rose petals tomorrow night?
    Mark Critchley and Clive Palmer join us to talk through Arsenal's win. Is their season a success now even without the title? What do you have to do to get dropped from this Manchester United defence? And why is everybody - with one or two exceptions - apparently so sure that City are going to cruise through these last two matches?

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Stan The Gael, Managerial Merry-Go-Round, Quantifying Poyet

    Stan The Gael, Managerial Merry-Go-Round, Quantifying Poyet

    Welcome to our World Service Best Of show which this week features a look at what's likely next for Erik ten Hag and the managerial merry-go-round that's sure to follow. There's also Steve Staunton the true Gael and Gus Poyet getting quantified.
    Monday’s shows are free to all. To listen to our programming throughout the rest of the week, join the Second Captains World Service. There’s no contracts, no hidden fees and shows can be listened to on all good podcast apps, on Spotify or through our website. It’s independent, commercial-free and member-led with feature interviews, breaking news, Ken’s Football Show, The Politics Podcast, The “I’ll Tell You Who Wrote It” Book Club and lots of added extras. You’ll also be supporting the development of our longer-form work, such as our international series  ‘Where Is George Gibney?’.

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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

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The gold standard of sports journalism.

American daily listener. Love these guys

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Wish I had found this sooner!

Really enjoyed coverage when I started listening during the Women’s World Cup.

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The best sports show you will hear. These lads are passionate and have managed to build a successful podcast without the tedious advertising interruptions . Independent journalism . I listen every weekday !

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