Warning: the only thing longer than this episode is the time it takes for Vestergaard to turn and try to cover a right-winger bursting down the channel… I hope you enjoy it.
Saints secured their third successive away win (and our 3rd league match with one team ending the match with only 10 players on the pitch), away at Bramall Lane on Saturday. The game had it all. It was open, entertaining, and almost nobody would have thought it would finish with only a single goal. Djenepo went from wayward left wing-back to Malian Messi in the space of 1 change of formation, and gave us all a moment we won’t forget when he gave a kid in the crowd his shirt after the match, producing one of the most passionate fist-shakes since my mom caught my brother and I blowing up lemons with firecrackers (like 2 years ago).
The in-game management from Hasenhuttl was brilliant. The starting lineup, maybe not so much. Trying to put the game in perspective was difficult for me. I was so enthralled with the contest that I was afraid I missed some critical points of the match. Luckily, I had Lucy Highnett on the show to join me. Lucy lives in Sheffield and was at Bramall Lane to take in the match.
Lucy (@lucyhighnett on Twitter) is a panel member on the Total Saints Podcast (@totalsaintspod on Twitter), and you can more of her and the guys by subscribing on iTunes, Soundcloud, or wherever you listen. Special thanks to Lucy as always. Truly a pleasure to chat again.
Until next time, cheers.