It was a snowy weekend of mid-season football in the Premier League, with the weather providing a cleansing effect for Clint Dempsey in Tottenham’s home meeting with Manchester United. After close to 93 minutes of disappointing form, Deuceface slotted home the equalizer as America, Andre Villas-Boas, Manchester City, and Under Armour all rejoiced. In this week’s Men in Blazers podcast, Michael Davies and Roger Bennett review the title race that’s back on, only because it was never really off. But it’s not only the glory of the top of the table that’s up for discussion. The Blazers also consider the relegation battle and bid sacked Southampton manager Nigel “Happyface” Adkins farewell.
To add a modicum of intelligent insight, Fox Soccer’s very own Rob Stone drops in to recap the Brek Shea saga and shed light on what life is like these days for a soccer- and cheerleader-lovin’ American at the network that gave us Cleatus the dancing robot.
Winter has arrived in England. Everywhere there was football it seemed to be lashing down rain, and perhaps nowhere was the gloom more apparent than in the stands. Chelsea supporters at Stamford Bridge were stirred from silence to proclaim their disapproval of new interim manager Rafa Benitez, while over at White Hart Lane the visiting West Ham supporters’ anti-Semitic chants overshadowed Clint Dempsey’s return to form. Football, bloody hell indeed.
In this week’s Men in Blazers podcast, Michael Davies and Roger Bennett review a soaking-wet Premier League weekend — the good, bad, and the plain old unclassifiable. We mean you, Kolo Touré, who apparently enjoyed a two-year affair while passing himself off as a used-car salesman named Francois.
GFOP Chris Campbell credits AVB’s first win as Spurs manager to his baby blue beaded bracelet. Something tells us Clintu and the bearded one won’t see eye-to-eye on sartorial decisions.
Men in Blazers
With Roger en route to Columbus for US v. Jamaica, Man in Blazer Michael Davies was joined on SiriusXM by GFOP and British broadcaster Johnny Vaughan to chat Clint Dempsey and the art of nearly crying.
The Euros may be over, but the Premier League transfer market is here to fill your soccer cravings. Ever hopeful GFOP Rob Hill imagines a move north for American Clint Dempsey.
St. Landon blessing
Deuce Thrice following their FA Cup clash.
Something to clean your palate after the Arsenal mess on FOX. Clint Dempsey becomes the first American to score a hat-trick in the Premier League.