When it comes to puns, similes and quirky lines, Barney Ronay's at the top of the game in the world of football writing.
The Guardian sports writer will be in Dublin next Tuesday, February 27th at Liberty Hall for a Football Weekly live show alongside Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning and Jonathan Wilson and ahead of that Ronay joined me live from Stamford Bridge's (rather noisy)press room on this Tuesday's Team 33 to discuss three themes: The modern midfield controller, the enduring effectiveness of the throw-back target man and the perception and treatment of Raheem Sterling in the media and where that comes from.
You can listen to the full interview on the podcast player or stream/download on iTunes:
Recent interviews on Team 33 include former Man United cult hero Andrei Kanchelskis, ex-England international Carlton Palmer, former Newcastle and Everton left back Alessandro Pistone, Chelsea legends Bobby Tambling and Paddy Mulligan, Dutch legend Johan Neeskens, ex-England striker Darius Vassell, Liverpool legend David Fairclough, former Ireland midfielder Mark Kinsella and former Everton forward Tomasz Radzinski. Plus our in-depth chats with Tony Coton, Packie Bonner, Nobby Solano, Ron Atkinson and Alan Curbishley are still available on iTunes. You can find them all in one place by subscribing to Team 33 on iTunes.