The cult of Neil Warnock & the Battle of Bramall Lane – The Broken Metatarsal
Neil Warnock isn’t exactly the most popular manager, but there weren’t many more entertaining figures in the 2000s and we celebrate the ridiculousness of the man in the latest episode of The Broken Metatarsal podcast.
Say what you want about Warnock, but whether it be his comical haranguing of officials or his long-running feuds with other managers, he’s certainly good entertainment value.
Comedian Micky P Kerr returns alongside Rich Williams, Mark Holmes and Rob Conlon as we remember some of our favourite moments involving Warnock from the 2000s, many of which came in the hilarious documentary Warnock, and then delve deeper into one of the most controversial games of the decade, the Battle of Bramall Lane, when three red cards and two injuries reduced Warnock’s Sheffield United to six players and forced their clash with West Brom to be abandoned.
The referee from that game, Eddie Wolstenholme, joins the boys on the phone from that game to run us through the madness from the pitch and give his verdict: were those injuries genuine or was this sabotage?
You can listen to the episode directly below or find us on Audioboom, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, CastBox, Deezer and RadioPublic among other providers, where you can hear plenty more episodes in which we celebrate the best of noughties football.
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