Gunnerblog on stressful Sanchez, boozing Rooney and number two goalies
The comedian and football writer is in the studio for episode 32 of the Betway Insider Podcast...
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Comedian and football writer James McNicholas (aka @Gunnerblog) - who writes about Arsenal for several outlets - joins host Tom Bowles and show regular Adam Drury in the studio to discuss:
- The emotions he has experienced this week as an apparently-injured Alexis Sanchez played for Chile.
- Why the tension between Arsenal and Chile persists.
- Alexis' loyalty to his national team - and why it worries Gunners supporters who fear he will leave the club.
- Whether Alexis is likely to sign a new contract at the Emirates.
- Wayne Rooney's regrettable week and when, if at all, footballers should go out drinking.
- The responses Betway's Twitter and Facebook followers gave to this week's 'finish this sentence': Footballers out boozing seven days before a big game is...
- Betway's exclusive betting market on England's Player of the Year award.
- David Ospina at Arsenal and the curious life of number two goalkeepers at Champions League-playing clubs.
- The best back-up goalies in football history.
- Sky Sports' branding of big Premier League games like boxing bouts.
- The impact Gunnerblog - which he created in 2004 - has had on his career.
- The writers he admirers, including a former Betway Insider Podcast guest.
- Whether he likes to keep his careers in comedy and football writing separate.
- The inspiration behind his Letters From the Sidelines series, including one timeless entry.
- His Insider 5 - which this week is a Arsenal five-a-side team comprised of the greatest players he has seen live.
James also takes on Alan in the new and improved Wise Al, which involves the two placing a treble on the weekend's games, with the winner being the one whose bet returns the most profit (if at all).
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