Episode 26: Manchester Vs Merseyside

I mentioned when I started that I do a football podcast now, which in part is the reason I’m so poor at updating this blog. This episode covers the pointlessness of kitchen roll, 90’s legends Trev and Simon, and of course last weekend’s football. Give it a try. I have a nice voice. Like David Baddiel with a blocked nose.

Mid Table Matters

After an unplanned week off, MTM is back to discuss the best team on Merseyside’s win over troubled looking Guardiola’s Man City team and another draw between fierce rivals United and Liverpool.

An Iwobi inspired Arsenal heap more misery on the Swans and Chelsea and West Ham look better without their sulky stars.

There’s all the usual extras; the Millwall Minute, Exeter Second, Poem and quiz, and at the very end, a little treat for all those who remember Saturday morning children’s telly with fondness. So, join in and swing your pants.

Listen here:

Or download from here: https://midtablematters.podbean.com/e/episode-26-manchester-vs-merseyside/

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Well. It’s been about a year since I put a recipe up. Here is a recipe. I hope you enjoy it.

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese pancake dish, apparently meaning ‘whatever you like’. I’ve gone moderately sane here.



  • 100g flour
  • 4 or 5 eggs
  • 1/4tsp baking powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half a white cabbage
  • 4 spring onions
  • Pork belly (optional)
  • Okonomiyaki sauce and kewpie mayonnaise… Or;
  • A 50/50 mix of brown sauce and Worcester sauce and regular mayonnaise 


If you’re cooking pork belly, chop it up fine and lightly fry it for a few minutes, then transfer to a bowl.

Beat together the flour, eggs, baking powder, salt and pepper till you have a smooth batter.

Chop up the spring onion and shred the lettuce. Beat this (and the pork belly if you’re having it) into the batter mix.

In a small pan over a lowish temperature, spoon in the mixture to make a pancake about an inch high. Push in the edges as you go, and let it cook for about 5 minutes.

Then you need to flip it. Probably easiest to turn the pan over onto a plate, then slide it back into the pan.

Give it another five minutes then serve it. If you can, put the sauce and mayo in a crisscross fashion. It looks nice. Not essential though.

Eat up!