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Questions Please For The Guardian’s Barney Ronay


Barney Ronay will be a future guest on the EPL Talk Podcast.

Best known to readers as a writer for The Guardian as well as a regular guest on The Guardian’s Football Weekly Podcast, Ronay has written a new book entitled “The Manager.” The book takes the reader beyond the well-worn anecdotes, deeper into the stories of football’s top men and the world they inhabit. Barney Ronay asks the important questions about these compelling characters – Where did they come from? Why are they so miserable? Where do they get their suits?

If you have any questions that you’d like me to ask Barney, please post them here before 10pm ET Sunday, September 6.

Last week, EPL Talk interviewed Paul Dempsey from Setanta Ireland. And later this week, football legend Mel Charles (brother of John Charles) will be on the EPL Talk Podcast discussing his career at Arsenal as well as his memories of playing against Pele in the 1958 World Cup.

Plus, stay tuned for more world-class guests to appear on future episodes of the EPL Talk Podcast, the Premier League interview show that features chats with some of the biggest names in football.

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  1. Aaron

    September 1, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I’d love to know how it became accepted practice for a manager in Europe to unabashedly criticize the match officials after every loss, particularly among mangers of the elite teams. In American sports, incessent criticism is often met with a hefty fine and threatens to undermine the integrity of the game. I can understand a manager wanting to defend his players and deflect criticism of their play. But casting doubt on the fairness of every game, as though there is some conspiracy against the team, is a childish response to defeat.

  2. mcthingy2

    September 1, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Barney – do you believe, as most sensible fans do, that Rafa Benitez is an imposter….perhaps a life insurance salesman, or a time-and-motion analyst for the Andalusian traffic authority?

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