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Episode 224: BABELCOPTER, BREXIT & BIELSA
JAYSUS - On the latest Anfield Index Podcast, Trev Downey and his two partners in pod crime, Kam Brainch and Karl Coppack, under the watchful eye of producer Guy Drinkel, tackle the usual variety of Liverpool-related topics. The show begins with a celebration of peculiarly Irish exasperation, before a nod to a man whose methods “translated” across the backwaters of Scandinavia. There’s then a startling revelation that our Punjabi correspondent may be poached away by local talent scouts, before the lads gather themselves and reflect on the stories about the terrible set of lads that are Messrs Keys and Warnock. To round out the episode, there’s a look at the Reds’ latest injury issues ahead of the game at Crystal Palace and, needless to say, there’s a highbrow debate on the morality of Marcelo Bielsa, before the new jingle for Kam’s Korner concludes the whole affair on high.
Episode 223: MOTHERLAND MUSINGS
On the first Anfield Index Podcast of 2019, Trev Downey, Kam Brainch, Karl Coppack and producer Guy Drinkel serve you up a belter of a show with the by-now-customary diversity of topics. We move from risqué double-entendres and the sage observations of Bros to earnest analysis of the impact of losing to City and whether or not Liverpool’s title challenge has been impaired. There is then a passionate digression which centres on the absolutely atrocious state of the major channels’ ‘analysis’ and a frank discussion about the exit from the FA Cup, before some lighter chat about potential comings and goings and a glorious conclusion comprising of another piece of Tony Blackburn wisdom and some Brainch philosophy robbed from ‘the internet.’ Tremendous.
Episode 222: NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION
On the latest Anfield Index Podcast, Trev Downey, Karl Coppack, Kam Brainch and producer Guy Drinkel get together to record a bumper New Year celebration podcast after a festive break. With Kam on his travels in the weeks to come, the lads were eager to revel in an unprecedented sequence of Reds’ results and focus on some of the many highlights that have lit up the recent victories over Wolves, Newcastle and Arsenal. However, it’s the AIP, and that means there’s also some bad book quotes that seem to focus on unusual sexual liaisons, Karl’s latest name-drop tale and other assorted entertaining tangents, like Kam’s animated moral stance on New Year’s resolutions.
Episode 221: SHAQED AT CHRIMBO
On the festive edition of The Anfield Index Podcast, Trev Downey, Kam Brainch and Karl Coppack, under the watchful eye of producer, Guy Drinkel, revel in the recent successes of The Redmen. There’s a discussion of the high points from the magnificent Anfield win over United, a chat about the progress of the club under Jürgen Klopp, a look at the Champions League clash with Bayern Munich and there may even be an uncharitable giggle or two at the expense of the recently sacked manager of the aforementioned Mancs. As it’s The AIP, the lads obviously also indulge in lots of non-footy festive topics too and, of course, there’s more Tony Blackburn.
Episode 220: SCHRODINGER’S KARL
On the new Anfield Index Podcast, Trev Downey, Karl Coppack and Kam Brainch, under the watchful eye of Guy Drinkel, revel in the absolute joy of that absurdly dramatic derby win. There is a cornucopia of celebratory goodness, with music, singing, impressions and magnet conspiracy videos even before the in-depth chat about The Reds victory and the outstanding moments of it. Kam’s golden voice, Karl’s physics-defying goal celebrations and Guy’s impeccable taste in sweeties are just some of the highlights of a show done early in the week and late at night specifically to wallow in the most enjoyable of wins over the blues.
Episode 219: THE JOEL MATIP SUBSTITUTION EXPERIENCE
On the latest Anfield Index Podcast, Trev Downey, Kam Brainch and birthday boy Karl Coppack discuss a dizzying array of Reds-related topics as well as a healthy smattering of non-football subjects. Virgil Van Dijk, the new Liverpool efficiency, Bobby Firmino’s developing role and Andy Robbo’s ongoing excellence are just some of the footy discussion points. Christmas dinner variations, Janus words, LFC memorabilia, the unknowable nature of Yorkshire puddings and drunk attendance of midnight mass are just a few of the others. You know the craic at this stage.
Episode 218: SUPINE ACTIVITY
On the latest Anfield Index Podcast, Trev Downey, Kam Brainch, Karl Coppack and producer Guy Drinkel offer up a delightful mélange of international fortnight frippery. From the solid showing against Fulham to the absurdity of the England set-up and from the decorum surrounding biscuit dunking to the (ir)relevance of antiques, this is the show you listen to for LFC talk and almost everything else besides. Bonus chat includes, astrology vs astronomy, celebrity meet-ups, first crushes and some booze philosophy from Trev’s literary heroes.
Episode 217: TESTICULAR FORTITUDE
The Anfield Index Podcast returns for episode 217, with Trev Downey, Karl Coppack and Kam Brainch, under the watchful eye of producer Guy Drinkel, discussing the two most recent Reds outings and looking forward to the Fulham clash at the weekend. The manager gets an affectionate but scolding eyebrow raised in his direction, as the lads discuss the shortcomings in Belgrade and the outing at The Emirates. As ever, the footy chat is a treat but it is supplemented by the usual bladder around topics as various as The Haunting of Hill House, Krispy Kreme donuts, Ripperology, and the neologisms of 1973.
Episode 216: DRUNKEN COACH DRIVER
The new episode of The Anfield Index podcast sees Trev Downey, Karl Coppack and Kam Brainch tackle a wide variety of Reds-related topics. This week the lads look at the midfield options for the Arsenal clash, reflect on the contributions of Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho to the recent defeat of Cardiff, ponder the beauty of the perfect goal sounds, debate the perfect number 10 and indulge in a bit of 08/09 nostalgia. Other topics covered include dystopian movies, bus drivers, bobble hats, condiments on jaffa cakes and Kathleen Zellner as holding midfielder for The Reds. The usual.
Episode 215: SUSPECT PACKAGE
On the new Anfield Index Podcast, Trev Downey, Kam Brainch and Karl Coppack delve into the Reds-related topics of the day. From the admirable arse action of Xherdan Shaqiri to the leaden legs of Adam Lallana and from the searing pace of Joe Gomez to the emergence of Fabinho as a proper DM, the lads bring their own slant on the recent wins over Huddersfield and Red Star Belgrade. Of course, this is The AIP and that means that there is also a panoply of other delights to savour, with Shakin’ Stevens, scurvy, cheese on a stick, Making A Murderer and Bananarama’s obsession with Kam, all featuring as discussion points.
Episode 214: PRICK WITH A FORK
On the new episode of The Anfield Index Podcast, Trev Downey, Karl Coppack and Kam Brainch discuss the injury conundrum facing Jürgen Klopp and the run of fixtures in which it may be an issue. There’s a particular focus on Huddersfield and the potential line-up the manager may choose. Then, once the football chat is completed, there’s a splendid variety of topics covered. From Karl’s Krooning Korner and the same man’s controversial beans-on-toast recipe, to Kam’s insightful astronomy and from Guy Drinkel’s brown sauce obsession, to Trev’s tale of drunken shame - it’s another eclectic mix from the lads.
Episode 213: HI FI HELL
On the latest Anfield Index Podcast, Trev Downey, Karl Coppack and Kam Brainch look back at some of the major talking points to arise from the goalless draw against City, including the newfound solidity of the defence and the much-lamented bluntness of the attack. However, this being the trio in question, there are other topics of conversation. Kam tells a poignant tale of childhood sadness, Karl reads reviews of some book or other and Trev channels Morgan Freeman. The usual craic.
Episode 212 : THE PROBLEM WITH WAFFLES
On the latest Anfield Index Podcast, Trev Downey, Kam Brainch and Karl Coppack delve into the Chelsea and Napoli games and find themselves actively anticipating the weekend clash with Manchester City. Among the issues discussed are the midfield struggles of recent weeks, the importance of placing the Champions League defeat in context and the odd fragility of the blue side of Mancunia when it comes to their encounters with the Reds. Also, as is always the case, there is a wide variety of non-footy delights, including the sad tale of Steve and the cabbage, the ongoing horror of Morrissey's fiction and the entirely inadequate nature of potato waffles when it comes to containing the bean.