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Ep. 94- We Drew With Newcastle But It Doesn’t Really Matter, with Conor Dunford of @_Playmakersfc and prostamerika.com

October 30, 2018

This week I talked with Playmakers FC Podcast host, and Prost Amerika writer, Conor Dunford. We spoke just after a disappointing draw at home to Newcastle. The 5th consecutive match in which Saints failed to score. A match where the team denied him press access and dropped points to the side entering the day on the bottom of the table. It was, in part due to other circumstances in my life at the time, a hard podcast to record. And, none of it matters. Not the result, not Saints’ table position. Nothing. We recorded all of this before he or I knew anything of the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of 5 people after Leicester City’s draw at home to West Ham. It put things into perspective, but that perspective doesn’t exactly show up on the podcast, and I just want to be very clear that we recorded the podcast without any knowledge of the crash.

Since then, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to take my dad and my so to game 5 of the World Series, where the Red Sox clinched the title over the Dodgers. My son and my dad are both huge Dodger fans. He and I spent a lot of time in Dodger Stadium when I was a kid, so to be able to take him there for the pinnacle of the sport was truly special. To have my son be a part of it as well, and with the reminder that life is short and fragile fresh on my mind, I can say it was one of the best experiences of my life. Perspective is important.

To the family of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and the supporters of Leicester City, and to all the people that are hurting from a loss, I’m sorry. I hope we can continue to come together and support those who need it, whenever they need it.

 

You can follow Conor Dunford, Playmakers FC and Prost Amerika below. We also discussed grief and sport and there is a specific piece mentioned by Conor. The link to that piece, written by Ryan Conway is here.

 

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt