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Episode 198: ACTS OF VIOLET
In the new episode of The Anfield Index Podcast Trev Downey, Karl Coppack and Kam Brainch cover an even broader range of topics than usual. From political opportunism to transfer hysteria and from the significance of monarchy-bestowed titles to the self-sabotage of teams at the World Cup, the usual array of serious footy chat is present and correct. Of course, as ever, there’s also the less earnest stuff. This week, the lads look at classic kits, their least favourite television characters and their most coveted possessions.
Episode 197: CLICK-BAIT WANKFEST
The Anfield Index Podcast returns, after a week’s absence, with quite a resounding bang. The opening part of the show sees Trev Downey, Karl Coppack and Kam Brainch passionately discussing some of the ignorance, idiocy and offensive nonsense that has arisen from the Karius concussion story, as well as talking about how actual progress can be made. After that, the solemnity disappears almost completely with topics as diverse as World Cup memories, football toys, signature dance moves and Kam’s subconscious mimicking of John Travolta, all getting air time. This is what you expect from these lads - the cerebral and comical - like the mixing of cereal and a protein shake, it shouldn’t work, but it does.
Episode 196: COLLECTIVE SERENDIPITY
On the latest Anfield Index Podcast, Trev Downey, Karl Coppack and Kam Brainch tackle the emotive issues around the Champions League Final, from the hubris of Real Madrid, to the Reds “collective” mentality and approach, to the self-confessed “drama”-junkie that is Jürgen Klopp and even surviving the blanket media coverage. Of course, as ever, there’s Emre Can Question Corner and the usual variety of eclectic topics; this week ranging from the literature of Steve Bruce, to the chocolate-loving monks of Jaffa and Kam’s fondness for Scotch eggs. You know the craic at this stage.
Episode 195: COME HERE TO DADDY
As ever, The Anfield Index Podcast sees Trev Downey, Karl Coppack and Kam Brainch covering a variety of topics that orbit Planet Liverpool as well as a good many that definitely do not. Amongst this show’s subjects are the culture of decency Klopp is fostering amongst his players, Trent’s England call-up, the disgraceful behaviour of ticket touts and travel companies, the reasons Real Madrid are an awful gang of lads, the enduring glory of Uncle Monty and Kam’s controversial cinema opinions.
Episode 194: VEGAS SPEEDOS
Trev Downey, Karl Coppack and Kam Brainch return for their weekly trawl through footballing ephemera and cultural talking points. This week, the lads force themselves through some Reds-related discussion by trying to avoid the topics being obsessed about in the press, with transfer talk getting a particular pasting. More importantly, with so much on the line for Jürgen’s men, your intrepid podcasters endeavour to lighten your mood with chat about the Eurovision, value for money carvery, invisibility, the Seven Dwarfs and Kam’s ongoing pod-related marital disharmony.
Episode 193: FAT ELVIS’ PEN KNIFE
On the 193rd Anfield Index Podcast, Trev Downey, Karl Coppack and Kam Brainch (with the production assistance of the lovely Guy Drinkel) engage in a wide ranging discussion that takes in desserts, James Milner, the bloody Champions League Final, the shared desire to do-over Real Madrid, an emerging plan to get drunk in Dublin, Kam’s early days as a dangerous knife-criminal and…the bloody Champions League Final.
Episode 192 - A LIFE OF DULUXURY
On the 192nd edition of The Anfield Index Podcast, Trev Downey, Kam Brainch and Karl Coppack bring you what is definitely their most tonally diverse show to date. Beginning with an impassioned discussion about violence in football, institutionalised prejudice and the lingering stereotypes the media cling to; moving on to a lively discussion about the culture being fostered at the club and the chances of Jürgen Klopp’s men in the second leg, and concluding with an oddly heartfelt analysis of 80s culture. You only get this kind of variety on this show, folks!
Episode 191: MOG SALAD - HOORAY!
On this week’s Anfield Index Podcast, Trev Downey relates his tale of feline culinary woe, Karl Coppack leaves us under no illusions (AT ALL) about his thoughts on the sitcom ‘Bread’ and Kam Brainch does his guerrilla podcasting thing again, braving the scooter gangs of the Midlands as he regales us with tales of his wife’s pizza from his parked car. In a particularly unstructured show, the lads discuss the Roma tie, the City video, the Liverpool video, the Bournemouth game, the West Brom game and, quite genuinely, a dozen other things.
Episode 190: DON’T BOTTLE IT NOW
rev Downey, Karl Coppack and Kam Brainch return in the wake of the win in the CL quarter final first leg against City and the recurring theme is the idea of winning. By any means necessary. With The Reds poised on the verge of the last four of the continent’s premier competition, the Merseyside Derby looms on Saturday. What should Klopp do, selection-wise? What will Guardiola be thinking about, formation-wise? And what will be in Allardyce’s pint glass, wine-wise?
Episode 189: PEA AND SPAM
On the new Anfield Index Podcast Trev Downey, Karl Coppack and Kam Brainch tackle the major issues of our times. They ask who was worse, Poulsen or Diouf? They ponder the eternal question of what’s a good coat. They tease out what makes a good smell and they talk about who they want to play them in their inevitable biopics. Of course there is, as ever, a sizeable chunk of Reds-related chat and a display of brazen and relentless self-promotion by Karl that needs to be heard to be fully appreciated.
Episode 188: KARL COSSACK
Trev Downey hosts the 188th Anfield Index Podcast and engages Karl Coppack and Kam Brainch in a wide-ranging and entertaining discussion of topics as diverse as the Champions League quarter final, the absurd ‘pyro’ controversy, the Emre Can self-promotion, the captaincy potential of VVD and the summer transfer priorities. There’s also some soppy stuff from Trev, some shameless Coppackian self-promotion and some bonus Branchy bow-tie bravado.
Episode 187: KAM HARKING
On the new episode of The Anfield Index Podcast Trev Downey ponders society’s ills and the psychological significance of Action Man toys, Karl Coppack considers the links between astrophysics and darts and Kam Brainch offers some less than sound perspectives on the relative values of property and gender inequality. Of course, as ever, there’s lots of football talk, with the Carragher, United and Lovren topics present and correct. The show takes many surprising turns and Trev’s Biblical scholasticism is rivalled by Karl’s grasp of celestial anomalies. Kam, meanwhile, based in his garden shed, offers to become an agent for the other two. Just another Anfield Index Podcast, then.
Episode 186: LIVE FROM THE SHED
On the latest Anfield Index Podcast, Trev Downey, Karl Coppack and Kam Brainch get unusually animated and borderline technical whilst talking about the actual football, inspired, as they were, by the upcoming fixture against Manchester United and the wonderful concept of the Champions League quarter final draw leading to the Merseyside derby being bookended by games against Real Madrid - it was, as they say, “one of them” shows, but fear not as it had multiple revelations and some porridge-based mirth at the end.