Dear Ali and George... why no episode this week?
Not a frozen pitch, not a waterlogged pitch, but an exceedingly cold-ridden host has put paid to this week's podcast. After scraping through a Betting Show, George’s marvellous medicine has failed him, and he’s lacking the match sharpness to go again — waddyagonnado?
We’re gutted we can’t record this time around, but rest easy, we’ll have a bumper episode for you next week to make up for it.
In the meantime, NTT20.COM is abuzz with transfer analysis — you’ll receive the latest edition of Done Deals Daily very soon, we’ve published a Midweek Fixture on the transfers that could save all EFL clubs currently in the relegation zone, and…
Oh, why not?… let’s field one DAG question whilst we’re here. It comes from Espen, and it’s one that probably lends itself better to vision rather than sound. He asks:
What is the longest "name chain" you can construct, using only EFL players or managers? The longest I've got so far is four:
*Jamille Matt Taylor Perry Ng.*
Well, Espen, we have thought of quite a few players with first names as surnames — they are the keystone to this task. But trying to fit them into a longer word chain has proved up to now one of the greatest challenges of our careers.
We couldn’t beat four with a by-the-rule-book effort, but if you give us some “Lee”-way, then we’ll run with:
Ben Elliot Lee Jo(h)nson Clarke Harris(on) Neal Warnock.
Yes, we’re cheating. Can you do any better? If so, let us know!
Catch you next week
Ali & George