Dramatic reconstruction of The Battle of the New Den. But which one is Waghorn?
Every now and then, we are reminded that football is part of the wider entertainment industry. For all the Bong fu going on at Tuesday night’s game, the man most seriously injured by the Battle of The New Den was Shaun Williams, who stubbed his toe on an advertising hoarding. Aha, those kids at school were right all along – football *is* as fake as celebrity wrestling or ‘cheese’ singles (which contain less than 10% cheese)!
That’s not to say the PWU Podcast is anything but real. There is no autotuning or post-production CGI effectery here – those quick cuts are simply the result of, er… a jerky recorder. Yeah, that’s right! We never have to cut out slanderous comments or loud burps, I promise.
Tonight: is League One our destiny? Are we treading water until August 2015? What are the chances of three penalty points for Rotherham, or indeed Wigan Athletic? And why is the guy in the above picture playing an invisible double bass?
Contents: Warm intros (0:00); Fulham-Millwall Super Review including Statman (1:00), a neutral viewpoint? (5:20), football vs. boxing (6:10), Marco ‘Offside’ Fortune (10:00) and the Bong Goodbye (13:20); the Caldwell philosophy (15:00) including the striker situation (17:10); suitably sombre Brighton preview including ‘booked for a broken leg’ (22:00), men to watch (23:40) and the PWU youth vote (25:30); bare-bottomed cheek (30:00) and Dinner with Dave (31:40)
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Here’s a timely reminder that Twitter can be a force for good – a remorseful Ed Upson apologising for the reaction that earned him a red card. If only all players were so honest… well, the game would be boring. But Mr Upson, we applaud your actions!
Can only apologise, the emotion of the game got the better of me and I just reacted to a bad tackle without thinking. So stupid I’m gutted.
A glowing endorsement, if ever there was one, of social media. On that note, pleased find PWU’s Twitter, iTunes,RSS and app pages at the appropriate links. You don’t have to use them to confess all your sins, though you may find it more therapeutic than screaming down a referee’s earhole of a Saturday afternoon.