Ep #5: I am Steffen Freund, and, I am the Cheese
Part 1: In Episode 5 the The Cheese Room Podcast, entitled, "I am Steffen Freund, and, I am the Cheese," Sydney OzSpur Mr. Jolly and the Cheese Room Podcasters preview the first of two “cup finals” for West Ham, as they battle us in the league at the London Athletics Stadium. As ever, Mr. J is joined by resident analyst the Harlow Globetrotter, Lloyd Stiles, from Vienna; as well Simon ‘the indefatigable season ticket holder’ Burrows from London; and a very special guest Spurs fan from the US of A, Pastor Nick Kirsten, who hails from the ‘cheese state’ itself, Wisconsin! Nick goes by the pseudonym #cluelessyank on Twitter, because he says it’s better to get the diss in before “Brits and Euros stick the boots in” on him first. He follows Jesus and Glen Hoddle, and among other pastimes enjoys a good whiskey or two. Yaaaaaaaaas!
Part 2 (from about 27mins): In this segment, we discuss the notion of club "legends" and debate whether or not Erik Lamela will end up a Spurs legend or not. What do you think? And what is a "legend" to you? Is Darren Anderton a legend? How about Jermaine Defoe, or Robbie Keane? How many of the current team will end up being considered as such? we spent soooo much time arguing about what a proper Spurs legend is. To think there's some podcasters who think that Steffen Freund should NOT be in the Spurs Hall Of Fame (1 of 43 players all time).
Part 3 (from about 55 mins): We’re delighted to launch a new segment called "Faces in the Crowd" which will focus on storytelling infused interviews with Spurs fans from around the world. This week’s interview is with Iralion Saleh, a Kurdish-Norwegian Yiddo, whose family fled the Saddam regime in Iraq, for a better life in Norway, via 2 years on the road in Turkey and Holland, when he was just 9 years old. The interview is equal parts raw, touching and hilarious. It's also full of great Spurs memories. Ira is a really engaging, brave and thoughtful guy, and he's fackin' hilarious too. You will NOT want to miss his story of Kurdish fighters in Spurs tops fighting ISIS, nor his conflation of Piers Morgan with Osama B.L! We also reminisce about the 4-4 draw at the Emirates when Modric and Lennon combined to send Wenger stark raving mad on the sidelines, among other passion riffs.
Episode key words: West Ham; Mark Noble; Felipe Anderson; Kane; Son; PSV; Hirving Lozano, Steven Bergwijn; Steffen Freund; Eric Lamela; Darren Anderton, Piers Morgan, Osaam BL, Saddam Hussein, Iraq; Norway; belonging as a Spurs fan.
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