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Footballers' Football Show opens with plenty of in-depth discussion

Features - David Jones Posted 22nd August 2012 view comments

Talking points were not in short supply for the first instalment of The Footballers' Football Show.

In fact, the 90 minutes was barely enough to get through issues such as football's Olympic legacy and whether the dark days of racism were returning to our game.

PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle spoke with great bravery on the latter topic, citing a recent case of a coach at a Premier League club being the victim of casual racism, which he felt unable to report.

Carlisle: took on racism with some stories that showed it still needs sorting out

Carlisle: took on racism with some stories that showed it still needs sorting out

Our other guests, Niall Quinn and the Brentford manager Uwe Rosler, were clearly shocked by Clarke's tale but all agreed football should have a zero tolerance approach to prejudice of any kind.

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It was a fascinating discussion and it was great to receive viewer feedback on Twitter (@TheFFShow) and here on the website - something we shall be making much more of in future weeks.

Clarke Carlisle spoke with great bravery on the latter topic, citing a recent case of a coach at a Premier League club being the victim of casual racism, which he felt unable to report

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This week managers are in the spotlight. No one at the 92 English clubs can have a tougher job a on his hands than Portsmouth's Michael Appleton right now.

The Pompey boss will join us to explain how he's managed to build an entirely new team from scratch to kick off in League One - and remember this is his first job!

Two more experienced sages of football management will share their stories too - Mick McCarthy and Peter Reid.

I suspect once again I'll be struggling to get a word in...

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