72+: Bamba’s back, naked Neil and Cooper’s at the wheel

Aaron Paul is joined by Middlesbrough defender Sol Bamba and Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor

The guys discuss the most controversial refereeing decisions they’ve been on the right and wrong ends of.

Sol talks about his comeback from non-hodgkin lymphoma and how the illness has changed his perspective on the little things in football.

We find out more about Sol’s 17-year career in the game, from the very start at Paris Saint Germain through to his spell at Leeds United under the controversial regime of Massimo Cellini, who once went round to his house in the early hours of the morning to rant about the club’s problems.

Sol also gives us an insight into what his current manager Neil Warnock is like and answers the all-important question… does Warnock still get naked in front of the players in the dressing room?

Lyle tells us what the last week at Forest has been like with the sacking of Chris Hughton and the appointment of Steve Cooper. He talks about Steven Reid’s rousing speech before he took charge of their win at Huddersfield and how much he’s already learning from Cooper after just a few days in the job.

We hear from Derby County manager Wayne Rooney, who says he’s committed to staying on as manager at Pride Park after the club entered administration and reveals his disappointment at the ‘disrespect’ shown by owner Mel Morris in the handling of the situation. The boys discuss whether Derby can realistically survive in the Championship despite their points deductions and how Rooney is in a win-win situation whatever happens.

TOPICS

06.00 – Sol on comeback from illness
09.34 – How it’s changed his perspective on football
12.17 – Sol on life under Massimo Cellimo at Leeds
14.14 – The story of Cellini going round to Sol’s house at 2am
17.45 – Does Neil Warnock still get naked in the dressing room?
21.07 – Lyle on what the last week at Forest has been like and the impact Steve Cooper is already having
29.54 – Lyle on Forest’s lack of confidence at the start of the season
32.47 – Sol on Cooper and the difference between being a good coach and a good manager
34.52 – Wayne Rooney on Mel Morris and his commitment to staying on as Derby manager
41.28 – Sol and Lyle on whether Derby can stay up and how Rooney is in a win-win situation