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In this episode JBK discusses Jurgen Klopp's interview with Des Kelly of BT Sport and also Gary Neville's comments about the Liverpool manager trying to 'get an advantage'. JBK looks at whether or not this is the first time Klopp has taken TV broadcasters to task, as Jaymie is currently reading Klop
Publish Date: Jul 03, 2021
In this episode JBK discusses Jurgen Klopp's interview with Des Kelly of BT Sport and also Gary Neville's comments about the Liverpool manager trying to 'get an advantage'. JBK looks at whether or not this is the first time Klopp has taken TV broadcasters to task, as Jaymie is currently reading Klopp's book called 'Bring The Noise' which discusses Klopp's time at Mainz & Borussia Dortmund.
here is your host coach, Jamie on the pitch talk show. I'm going to speak about uh the whole argument between yoga club and there's kelly, but somebody else decided to interject themselves as well, try to interrupt and get involved and we both know why they did that. It was gary neville and of course Sky Sports. Now I'm gonna go back to the whole jurgen Klopp thing with kelly. He made some very good points about having to go from Turkey, which is not a short journey between England and Turkey. I think it's about four hours three hours on a journey. So if you're thinking about it this way, it's a two hour time difference. You played a game around about 11, 12 o'clock at night, then You have to get back on the on the plane around 4545. a.m. Then what happens from that? You've now got to go from that to maybe have a day off and then have a training session, which will probably be a recovery session, not necessarily a natural training session. And from that you've got an away game in brian. So you're going from Liverpool to Brighton, which is about a 2.5 hour drive, three hour drive between the two and it's not easy. So jurgen Klopp was trying to make a point of where is the where is the time for them to rest on a plane after a match on a Wednesday? Is it before, before the game? Is it on a friday? We don't know that's the problem. Now, during the fact that there was there was some interesting facts that have come out, 20-30% of players this season have been injured more then what they would have done last season. Now look at when the season actually started, not just in the Premier League, but all around, all around europe, All of the top five Leagues started in September and none of them have said that they have less injuries, they have more injuries because of this. So let's put this in context with the top five european leagues, plus the Champions League, plus the Europa League, you now have an option To make five subs. The Premier League apparently doesn't They want to stick with three. Some people have argued that there is a point of If you only have three subs then it still makes it competitive between the so called smaller teams and the bigger teams. Now, in my opinion, I don't think that's that's right. If you're really going to look at this for players safety, not just an advantage player safety, regardless of whether it's the, regardless of whether you're in the Champions League, Europa League, whatever the idea is that you're not just rotating, you're also kind of making sure that you've got the most competitive team out there now I'm going to take you back to one thing that happened I think I can't remember the year but Manchester United played Wolves and the manager for Wolverhampton wanderers at the time was Mick McCarthy. He had to make a full squad change for that match. He had to make a full squad change for that match. And yes my interest and I went on to win it. But in the end he got sacked. Now the problem for that was that he made a full change because he needed to rest players for the big game that was coming up. Now if he was the problem was on that night he was actually told he wasn't allowed to do that and this is coming from the FAA. He wasn't allowed to do that so you can research it. I'm not lying. It's something that has actually happened now. If you're being if you've got a manager who's in a relegation scrap, being find or just I don't know if, I can't remember if it was a final look but he was he was told so he was he was fine, he was fine for changing his entire team. So if he's gonna change his entire team and he's going to get a fine for it then what do you think is going to happen? What do you think is going to happen? Somebody's going to have something to say. Now here's my problem with Gary neville's point. Gary neville mentioned that Sir Alex Ferguson has said that this has been mentioned before by Sir Alex Ferguson and it was all to get a advantage. Here's my problem. Has he actually asked Sir Alex Ferguson what what his intentions were, That's number one, number two, Number two. And this is where the issue is, is there might be that issue that has come up from arson venga? It's also come up with joseph Marino has come up with Rafa Benitez, It's also come up with only gonna Sophia has come up with David moyes. It's come up with a lot of coaches who are playing games week and week out and it's not necessarily In one game a week. It's literally three games in the space of seven days. So where is the safety, along with the competitiveness? If you're looking forward the most competitive league in the world? Yes, that might be England, but at the same time there is a lot of problems that go with it. So maybe if you are considering the safety of the players for this year alone and maybe that's what we should, that's what they should be looking at going into next season or going into the rest of the rest of the season. I don't even think that they've even got the so called winter break coming up and that's another thing that seems to make no sense. I will, They had the winter break in February of 2020 this year then we had to look now, nobody knew that was gonna happen. However, here's the problem with the whole lot with The 2020 winter break, some teams were allowed to play for the first week, then some teams were allowed to play for the second week in between that they still had Champions League matches. So then where was the actual break in between? And that's the, that's the issue when you've got the german league, the spanish league and the even the italian league. So the Italians Germans, the spanish and the french all shut down between christmas, a new year for minimum of three weeks. They may have winter holiday training just to keep people together and again mobile. That's, that's one of the most sort out places to go. But here's the problem they have and it's not a problem. The solution, they've had a break in between and it's given everybody a chance to go see family, to go and rejuvenate, to go and refresh and replenish France has won. The woke up.