Ruddock and O’Reilly talk rhubarb with The Pigeon Detectives

The second episode of The Football FanCast with Ruddock and O’Reilly takes on a vegetable theme, as they turn their attention to Rothwell in West Yorkshire, which is one corner of England’s famous ‘Rhubarb Triangle’, the birthplace of Newcastle United’s Alan Smith and home to The Pigeon Detectives, who have been ripping up the live circuit since 2007 and have just followed up their successful first two albums with a third, Up, Guards and At ‘Em. Guitarist Ryan Wilson join Razor and Gary to discuss Leeds United, celebrity fans, Leeds nightspots and drinking in New York.

We’re still trying to get hold of a leading authority to answer last week’s big question: which is more painful, a kick in the shins or giving birth? We don’t want to reveal who the expert is; suffice it to say the Arsenal PR machine is working flat out. Meanwhile, this week’s Big Question tackles the age old question of whether it’s physically possible for a player to ‘hang in the air’. The boys seem to think it is. Harry Kewell could do it, and Sir Les of Ferdinand, not to mention the evergreen Gary Speed, but is it just an illusion, or can they really ‘hang’? We’re hoping to get Prof Brian Cox to come on and clear this one up once and for all, but we might have to settle for a science teacher from the local school.

Keep your Big Questions coming via email to Next week: is rhubarb a vegetable or a fruit?

Obviously FIFA should be clearing this sort of thing up for us, but as they’ve chosen to focus their attention on the problems of holding a football tournament in a hot house with no fans, it looks like we’ll have to do it ourselves.

Finally, the subject of memorabilia comes up this week, especially those ‘genuine’ items that come up for auction. How genuine are they? And how much would you pay for them? Follow these links if you want to see some of the items discussed, and maybe bid for them. The choice is yours.

Razor signed photo

Abramovich signed shirt


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