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Excessive Press Episode 6:


Episode 6 of Excessive Press covers memorable rants from Premier League managers, gamers hitting again on the press and takes a take a look at the candidates within the 2023-24 sack race.
Host Alison Bender is joined by Jay Harris, Dave Kidd and Jason Burt to debate Jose Mourinho, Rafa Benitez’s iconic ‘FACTS’ rant and far, far more.


Nathan Jones is the primary supervisor mentioned, with Harris saying, ‘The second a supervisor comes out like that, you simply know the writing is on the wall.’
Jones developed a popularity throughout his quick Southampton tenure for fiery press conferences, together with claiming his Luton group was top-of-the-line in Europe for xG and aggression.

Burt then remembers when Jones’ Southampton knocked Manchester Metropolis out of the League Cup, and the Southampton supervisor used his press convention to speak in regards to the Havant & Waterlooville supervisor.

“It’s what all of us need, we love Nathan Jones as newspaper males, as broadcasters as nicely, as a result of he’s nice leisure, nice enjoyable. We don’t need bland pitchside interviews for the TV and we don’t need bland quotes,”, mentioned Kidd.

Jose Mourinho was box-office

On the subject of entertaining managers, the quartet reminisced about Jose Mourinho’s first stint at Chelsea, and the way his press conferences have been typically higher than the soccer his facet performed. Bender even recounted a time when he determined he had 4 issues to say, and repeated the identical 4 issues to each broadcaster.

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Assembly Sir Alex Ferguson was like assembly royalty

The panel shared tales from being despatched to Carrington for Alex Ferguson press conferences. Every have been advised they needed to introduce themselves to Ferguson, and Burt recollects a very embarrassing first press convention with Ferguson, which featured the whole press room laughing at Ferguson’s response to his query.

Rafa Benitez FACTS

Shifting on to Benitez, Kidd mentioned, “The factor with the ‘reality’ rant’, is it was clearly pre-prepared. It was in a pre-match convention and he’d written all of it down. Keegan at the least misplaced it within the warmth of the second!”

Bender, who has labored extensively at Chelsea, talked about how Frank Lampard and John Terry have been fast to problem questions they disagreed with.
Burt responded with an anecdote of Gary Cahill chatting fortunately with the press, just for Burt and others to be advised that Cahill wasn’t proud of the questions.

 When gamers hit again on the press

After agreeing that wouldn’t occur with England now, Kidd added, “The entry you get at England now’s excellent. The connection between the journalists and the gamers is now higher than it has been for generations. That’s largely as a result of Gareth Southgate’s affect and his media group – they’re wonderful.”

Maybe unsurprisingly, Kidd identifies Roy Keane as one of the vital outspoken gamers to interview. “He’d communicate very sometimes, however when he did, it was practically all the time dynamite.”

David Moyes and defending managers psychological well being

The group debated the difficulties for the press when managers are struggling, significantly after they have shut relationships. Bender additionally introduced up the influence on the psychological well being of managers following feedback from David Moyes.

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The Premier League sack race

The episode wraps up with a take a look at the variety of sackings within the Premier League and managers who may very well be getting the boot this season.

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