Episode 42 – with Franco from ‘The Cheese Room Podcast’

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The United Mates Keitel and Joe are joined by Franco, one of the hosts of The Cheese Room Podcast to discuss his beloved Tottenham Hotspur, play some alternative football trivia and build the most average Spurs team of all time in a glass half full tribute to Tottenham’s recent struggles under José Mourinho.

Icebreaker:

Rather than repeating their favorite cheeses and given today’s guest’s surname, the group consider their favorite “bad movies” in a nod to the Franco brothers’ role in the epically bad film The Disaster Artist.

On The Cheese Room Podcast and the Global Tottenham Community:

Franco tells the story of The Cheese Room Podcast’s origins; it sprung up out of relationships built on old school Tottenham chat rooms and forums and has grown into an extremely international affair with contributors and fans around the world and an especially big presence in the the United States and Australia outside of the UK.

When it comes to monetizing the podcast, Franco sees it as a breaking even on the expenses of making a podcast and being able to provide an even more personal bond between the podcast consumer and The Cheese Room Podcast team.

As far as passion bubbling over into heated debate on Franco’s podcast, it just depends. He personally edits the final product and so if it falls into the realms of good content it will probably stay but if not it’s probably getting cut before it sees the light of day.

Pick That One Out!:

The group play “Pick That One Out!”, the game where you have to guess the memorable goal being described based on originally re-created commentary and follow up questions. Today’s edition is in collaboration with old friend of the United Mates Football Podcast Adam Sparrow of radio Rochdale and the goals are all related to Tottenham in one way or another.

Tottenham Chat:

Franco gives his stance on Mourinho and arrives at quite a diplomatic conclusion. He also gives his opinions on what Gareth Bale and Dele Alli have to offer this season and also whether or not either has a future at the club.

In the hypothetical scenario where Spurs lose in the Carabao Cup final to Manchester City, don’t win the Europa league either and finish outside of the top four AND assuming that Mourinho gets sacked, Franco speculates as to who would be either the best or the most realistic next man for the job in Daniel Levy.

The Average Tottenham Eleven:

The group picks players from each position in a 4-4-2 formation to build the most average Spurs team in recent history.

GK: Radek Černý
RB: Kyle Naughton
CB: Gary Docherty
CB: Federico Fazio
LB: Zeki Fryers
RM: David Bentley
CDM: Michael Brown
CM: Lewis Holtby
LM: Georges-Kévin Nkoudou
ST: Roberto Soldado
ST: Hélder Postiga

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