Ste McGovern (Balls.ie, Football.London, MARCA), Maurice Brosnan (Balls.ie, Irish Examiner, Irish Times) and Kevin Beirne (Football.London, UK Independent, BBC) talk about the Frenchman’s special qualities, how he revolutionised the forward position, and why Arsene Wenger was the perfect manager for him at the right time in his career.
We also wonder why great players like Henry struggle to adapt to punditry, his fourth great evolution at Barcelona, and an extended chat on how athletes and sports personalities are allowed to get away with reprehensible actions and behaviour.
Here are a select few of the goals we mentioned on the podcast:
Summer tournaments. World conquerors. Underdogs. France and Italy. Zizou. Cynical fouls. Henry’s infinite legs. Maldini on his arse. Bixente Lizarazu. Marco Delvecchioooooooo. Future Bolton legend Djorkaeff. Toldo’s infinite arms. Sylvain bloody Wiltord. Late, late, late goals. Conte’s restored head of hair. Totti’s chip. Super subs. David Trezeguet. Golden goals. Drama. Devastation. Glory.
The Euro 2000 final was the crowning glory on arguably the greatest tournament of all time.
Ste, Conor and Colm discuss the dramatic finale, why Francesco Totti won Man of the Match, which French players became a rally driver and a rap artist, classic chocolate bars and chippers in Cork.
LISTEN: Episode 5 of Nostalgia Ultras – Euro 2000 Final: