Soccer commentators: "What the Hell is a False Nine?"

Thursday, 10 August 2023 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
  • We preview the Men's Basketball World Cup with the exciting news that South Sudan have qualified for the first time.
  • We get our football consultant and friend of the show - ex-socceroo Jason Polak - to give us his assessment of the Women's World Cup so far.
  • Like many Aussies we enjoy watching soccer and in particular┬áthis world cup, but are not heavily schooled in the game. We have ovserved that the expert commontators use terms that many on their viewers, us included, do not fully understand. We take the opportunity to ask Jason what they mean when describing a player as a number 9, or number 10, or a number 6, or even a 'false 9'!!!
  • Music this week: we sample F1 driver Charles Leclerc's new piano release.