Superbowl, Varsity Basketball and England vs Brazil

5th February 2013

Paul Millington hosted Luke Baker, Simon Shah and Sachin Gosai for a particularly eventful issue of the Tuesday Sport Show, which featured controversial opinions, unusual sound effects and the impromptu (but very welcome) arrival of the University Mens’ Basketball Team.

In the first section, the boys discussed the curious situation facing Nottingham’s two football teams, both of which are without a manager. How did things manage to go so wrong so quickly for Alex McLeish at Forest? And what would the future bring to Notts County with Keith Curle’s departure, with development team coach Chris Kiwomya stepping into the breach?

Next up, the team performed an autopsy on the Nottingham University Outlaws American Football Team after their 28-0 drubbing by the Trent Renegades in the opening match of the Varsity Series. They then turned their attention to the weekend’s other key sports event: The Superbowl, which saw the Baltimore Ravens rise triumphant over the San Francisco 49ers.

With the topic of debate shifting to the next event in the Varsity Series, basketball, the team were joined in studio by a selection of players from the University Mens’ Basketball team. They discussed how much the event means to them, and how they are preparing to face the challenge of performing to the highest level in front of thousands of people in the Capital FM Arena.

Fianlly, the guys gave their two cents on England’s upcoming friendly game versus Brazil on Wednesday, predicting which of Brazil’s talented new young generation would make the biggest impact on the game, and speculating as to whether we would really learn anything new about England from the fixture.

Thanks to everyone who listened and texted in