May 12, 2021

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Do Footballers Actually Enjoy Christmas?


Hugh Woozencroft is joined by Gregor Robertson, Tom Clarke and Jonathan Northcroft. Leicester upset Jose on Sunday and everything is starting to click – but how long can their good form last? While people over-indulge – do footballers actually enjoy Christmas? Our resident former pro gives his take on what it’s like to be a player during the festival period. A year on from Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival at Goodison Park – have Everton got what it takes to be a top four side? Leeds lost 6-2 to Manchester United yet both teams were praised – is it acceptable to love something in sport unconditionally, especially in the case of Marcelo Bielsa’s side? Nuno Espirito Santo came out and made some strong claims about the quality of refereeing in their loss to Burnley – was he just deflecting his disappointment at the result? The last episode before Christmas ends on a positive note with our reasons to be cheerful – including how close the top half of the Premier League table is this year and how having sport while we’re all in this situation can’t be taken for granted.

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