CITYTALK: DAFT FUNK by The Anfield Wrap | Jul 17, 2015 | Podcast | 19 comments SUB HOST John Gibbons is joined by Gareth Roberts, Melissa Reddy and Alison McGovern to discuss the week’s big news. Sterling OUT, Benteke POSSIBLY IN and Henderson CAPTAIN. Weekend starts here. DIRECT LINK: CITYTALK – DAFT FUNK Podcast RSS feed. Get the TAW podcast on iTunes. 19 Comments Frankie on 17 July 2015 at 11:12 pm Alison McGovern, please stop using ‘like’! Reply Donny Oddlegs on 18 July 2015 at 11:02 pm Came here to say that I love to hear what she’s got to say but if she could cut the ‘likes’ to 3 per sentence it would make things less distracting. Congrats for getting more females on the podcast. Melissa is great. Reply Hazel on 17 July 2015 at 11:14 pm Does Suarez’s ‘mentality’ (a desire to win so intense that it includes cheating as Ghana found out to its cost) excuse him from trying to force a move after he’d received so much support from the club in the wake of his various ‘misdemeanours’. Reply JCinSecretHarb on 18 July 2015 at 3:54 am Since when has the behaviour of footballers reputed to be infallible! Do your football history of how players have always been on and off the pitch and I think all of you angry keyboard arseholes will learn a thing or two as in they are mainly mere mortals heralding from humble beginnings of the working class who just loved kicking a ball with their mates before even beginning to dream the impossible. And I may sound a little condescending but maybe it was because they were not very good at anything else. However the reason I say that is because as a boy I was like that always dreaming about kicking a ball for a living. I’m still like that today at 49! The long story short with the South American Suarez is he’s become a star from very humble origins who’s Holy Grail was ALWAYS the mother land of Spain and especially Barca or Madrid. So how can you knock someone for having a dream so pure regardless of his emotional state. Btw don’t we have to admire his fighting spirit and winning persona. My personal view of his tendency to sink his teeth into an opponents shirt is comical tragedy. He’s never going to get a mouthful of flesh just polyester and he’s done it for effect, just to try and get the upper hand when in reality it looks so tragic and I actually laughed and wasn’t offended because when you’ve played football at a high level you’ve experienced therefore you understand the tricks and the intimidation players will attempt to exert on the opposition and afterwards when the final whistle has been blown, will shake hands and have a beer as if nothing unusual has occurred because it’s all in the framework of the game. It’s just the way it is. What I would add to that is the players who cross that unacceptable behaviour line which transcends across the Globe are those who spit in the face of their opponents a la Holland’s Frank Raikjard with Germany’s Rudi Voeller in the 1990 World Cup. That was just abominable and the player should have been banned from International football. Anyway as I was saying Suarez’s career has always been on a predetermined path and his willingness to develop and give total commitment to cause of his current team has never been in question and he ultimately allowed LFC to cash in with the £75m when moving to Barca a year after signing the contract with us. Yes. Sometimes you just have to look at players and tip your cap. However with Raheen Sterling only time will tell. But I shall not be holding my breath. Reply Hazel on 18 July 2015 at 10:00 am Re Suarez … not for me but each to their own. Reply Ian Byrne on 18 July 2015 at 5:25 am Listening to Melissa is like nails across a chalkboard while suffering from the worst hangover in history it makes me want to cry. Great show though Reply robin crimes on 18 July 2015 at 12:34 pm You should be ashamed of yourself writing comments like that. Pointless, nasty and vindictive. Truth is, I’m absolutely disgusted with that comment. She’s been a breath of fresh air on the shows recently. The insight she brings is second to none and I’d go as far as to say it’s better than all the presenters. For your own self respect the best thing you could do is apologise and think before you post next time. Reply Ian Byrne on 20 July 2015 at 9:36 am My comment was OTT to be fair I could certainly have written it in a more palatable way. It wasn’t meant to be personal at all though I understand that it came across that way and apologise for that. Reply Ian Byrne on 20 July 2015 at 9:50 am Vindictive: having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge. The more you know…. Reply The Anfield Wrap on 18 July 2015 at 1:12 pm Your problem, Ian. We’d rather not have you than not have Melissa. Reply Leanne on 18 July 2015 at 3:28 pm How very dare you make a comment that is not wholly positive on LFC or TAW or anything relating to either. Don’t you know every TAW contributor is a phenomenal broadcaster and/or writer, knows exactly what they’re talking about and is always 100% correct? Don’t you know if you don’t like something about TAW you are supposed to just keep your mouth shut and not offer any sort of feedback at all? Otherwise be subjected to accusations of bringing shame upon your person and your comment being pointless, in addition to unnecessary, irrelevant and puzzling digs from TAW themselves straight out of PR Disasters 101. (Its not as if you said you’d no longer listen unless Melissa was removed) I mean, heaven forbid some criticism would lead to improvement and progress, right? Wouldn’t worry too much about it Ian – an unwillingness to listen to criticism tends to come from a position of deep insecurity, over-sensitivity, limited intellectual capacity and stunted maturity. Reply The Anfield Wrap on 18 July 2015 at 3:41 pm Nice rant. But he’s criticising someone’s voice not their contribution or opinion. It’s not constructive, it’s personal. All the best, Leanne, a nice positive contribution to the comments section as ever. Reply Leanne on 18 July 2015 at 4:48 pm And again we see that the only comments you deem worthwhile are the “positive” ones. Everything has to be positive. Its positive or its worthless. Lets me positive. We can only get somewhere by being positive. Positive, positive, positive. What a time to be alive. Criticism by its very nature is personal. If people criticise my work and say nothing of my person, I take it personally. Its what I do. It reflects on me. Its important. And if someone says something that could possibly make me reevaluate and change for the better, then that’s a helpful thing. It is possible to change your voice you know. Hillary Clinton decided years ago she’d never be President unless deepening her tone. So if Im a broadcaster and someone criticises my voice, I’ll consider if they have a point and if there is something I can do about it to make it more palatable. Of course I could throw a hissy fit and decide without contemplation that someone is talking shit and/or I can’t be arsed to change, then go out of my way to make sure they never buy my product. Each to their own. For what its worth, I have no issue with Melissa’s voice. It’s perfectly fine in my opinion. (I do wish Alison would stop saying “like” every third word) I do have an issue with a “them and us” mentality displayed above, with silly remarks aimed at someone who has taken the time to at the very least sample your product. Reply The Anfield Wrap on 18 July 2015 at 6:04 pm ‘We’ is you, Leanne. It’s your comment. Who is we? Justify a snotty comment all you like. It was out of order as far as I’m concerned and treated as such. The rest, my word. You’re advocating someone changes their voice because of a comment on the internet. Also, to be clear, as much as you like to project on what I’m doing, or thinking. There are no hissy fits. And for all the PR, sales, and psychology advice you’re offering, the feedback we receive is in the main positive. So I’ll take that to mean that on the whole we’re doing OK with all this. Thanks, Gareth Robin crimes on 18 July 2015 at 4:09 pm Haha. Sums me up perfectly. Reply Cox on 19 July 2015 at 8:12 am I find Melissa’s voice annoying too. I also think this website’s involvement in getting in arguments over negative feedback unprofessional and embarrassing. Reply The Anfield Wrap on 19 July 2015 at 8:45 am Hi Cox, Thank you for your valued feedback, and sorry to hear you have had such a negative experience. We hope we can rely on your continued support of The Anfield Wrap. Up the Reds. Yours, The Anfield Wrap. Reply Derek O Brien on 19 July 2015 at 10:53 am Really enjoyed the podcast and didn’t find any voice annoying or anyone using a verbal crutch irritating and if I did I would just get over it as I’m sure I have similar traits at times, Keep up the great work Melissa,Alison & TAW, Food for thought as always from the show. Reply TheOriginal Grkstav on 20 July 2015 at 6:59 am Three cheers for the Lucas Leiva “shout” for vice-captain. What a collection of wise and knowledgeable participants in this podcast, eh? :-) Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.