Eamon Dunphy is launching his own podcast.
The 71-year-old told TheJournal.ie that the show, which will have two episodes per week, has aspirations to be an 'intelligent, funny, irreverent, candid look at sport.'
It launches on November 21 with a live event at Trinity College which will feature a familiar panel of John Giles, Liam Brady and Didi Hamann.
Though it appears football will be the main topic of conversation for the podcast, long-term it will also featuring horse racing and GAA. All that buttering up of 'The Ruby Walshes, The AP McCoys, The Henry Shefflins' over the years might finally pay off.
For a man who built his punditry career on bold, headline-friendly claims - during the week, he told us to 'go out' rather than watch the bore fest he predicted Spurs vs Bayer Leverkusen would be - he now appears to be railing against soundbite analysis.
It [football] brings popular culture and a richness into people’s lives and because it means so much to people, it deserves to be critiqued seriously and talked about intelligently and not going for soundbites.
With John Giles recently let go by RTÉ, it's possibly Dunphy is preempting the national broadcaster making a similar decision regarding him. A move into podcasting would certainly diversify his media offerings.
Two weeks after the launch in Trinity, Dunphy and pals will be in Vicar St. for another live show.
Wanna pick a fight, baby? Join me, @DietmarHamann, John Giles, Brady & Barry Murphy at @Vicar_Street on Dec 5th...https://t.co/hqhPRzF3co pic.twitter.com/w1xWY2DkWv
— Dunphy_Official (@Dunphy_Official) November 3, 2016
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