14. What has happened to VfB Stuttgart?
Everybody I hope everybody had a great weekend. Hopefully you got the chance to watch. Matches didn't get to watch as many this weekend as a wanted to had some stuff going on But unfortunately I did watch the the Stew Garden Hamburg match and then it was terrible First OFF STU gorgeous. I don't know they've started off the game terribly. They've been having a whole lot of issues us recently. This was their third loss in a row. They've lost vs Baden Keel and now to Hamburg of this game aim was an embarrassment. I mean the final score ended up being sixty to to head an own-goal there was you know a little little glimmer of a possibility. Get back in the game after they were down. Two Zero Steve Kerr scored dissolves actually scored in the thirty third They were down to to one and then three minutes later. Hamburg's scores again and it was basically over after that the next goal was scored was an own goal scored according to guard so Like I said it ended up being six to one and it just looked terrible. I mean I don't know what else to say. You give up six goals in one game in the really bad part about it is. This game was on Saturday in Hamburg and then stood guard. Plays the Hamburg again tomorrow in the Book Cal for the German Domestic League Cup in if the Saturday you know like any Hannah Microcosm of what's going to happen tomorrow. It's not going to be in the door Chipoko so after tomorrow Hopefully they can do something you know. Change up their formation or something because they do run enough for one to one too. Bad Stupor wasn't playing. But I mean I don't know they. They had like sixty five percent a possession during the game and they give up six goals. I mean they had five shots on target. But I don't know I mean this is three losses in a row. They were sitting on top comfortably on top of the table. Now they fall down to third so now now they're not even in the automatic promotion spot anymore. Now they're in the promotion playoff spot. which last year on the other side of where they were in the relegation? play-off yeah I just. I didn't think I mean yes. Hamburg a good team there another team that recently fell out of the Bundesliga. The first bonus sleet but I didn't think that it was going to be that bad. You know I mean. I understand given up a penalty early totally changes the way the team has to play changes strategy strategy a little bit. But it's not like they went down to ten men or something like that so they just got embarrassed and I just hope that tomorrow. It doesn't end up being being you know similar to To how it was on Saturday. But you know we'll we'll see what happens but I hope for everybody else that your teams you know how to have a good weekend We'll just see how things are for For tomorrow and you know they'll play again This coming weekend and I don't know hopefully they can bounce back just doesn't look good. They're playing Dinamo was a grip at home on Saturday November. Second and. I don't know they're just doing terribly. Dinamo Motza Greg. Now is in second to last place in the second Bundesliga but that doesn't mean anything because you know stick our loss to These Baden couple weeks ago and they were in last place. They're actually still in last place so I don't know I don't know what they need to do. It's it's so sad to let's see I mean I understand teams are GONNA lose games. You know it's a tough season starting to get a little cold here. The weather's changing or whatever but it Just seeing them fall out of the Bundesliga last year now to be struggling because you know after losing three games in a row I guess you say struggling in the second Bundesliga is not what I expected. Acted I just I just want a little bit more. I just want them to hopefully maybe do something in the winter market. Hopefully they're looking for somebody. Team still does not have a president right now I did get an email. 'cause I'm a member Malaga Club member To there's going to be a vote coming up. I got invited. Invited to the vote are probably won't go but Because the last one into kind of fiasco where there was supposed to be voting and then somehow magically the The WIFI went down in the stadium so all the members that were here were not allowed to cast their vote and that was back in like August. I think the end of July and they pushed it back to now and it's coming up November seventh but like I said I'm probably not going to go But we'll see I mean. Hopefully they get somebody in there. That's that's pretty good actually gives a shit about the team and hopefully we can start to Make some changes. I mean I know what changes I would make you know have expressed some of them on the show. But we'll see we'll see what happens. I mean that's all we can do is wait and I hope things get better to all right so now i WanNa talk about the the new version of the club. World Cup is GonNa be starting in twenty twenty one so The Up until like well until twenty twenty one. The Food Club World Cup is held every December. You know it's been kind of bouncing around it's been like in the we think there was a couple of times. It was in Morocco Japan But it was every year and I know talked about this before the podcast put They will take the six champions beans from the varying confederations The continental champions for for club teams and and then the host nation would get to have one team accident the host nation at two but it was kind of weird. It wasn't like you know it automatically go kind of until you're quarterfinals. Type thing the European in the South American representatives wouldn't come in until the semi-final and it's only been the European South Americans winning the clitoral cup kind of like the actual people World Cup So now they WANNA change that make it a little bit bigger they're getting ready for the Confederations Cup but recently has you know finally put out some more information about how the tournaments actually gonNA flow so first off there's a host and that'll be China in twenty twenty one so it'll no longer be played in December The twenty twenty one version. We played from June to July Sufficient to be twenty four teams. They put the allocations for those will be so let's see Africa. Africa will get three This is for the next version. Africa will get three. Asia will get three and that doesn't include you know being the host nation Europe is GONNA get eight north and Central America. Caribbean will get three Oceanic Tena will get a half of spot Because they will play like a like a playoff before the tournament between the Oceana in the host nation. So in this case it will be Another team from China assuming or whoever is whoever's representing the Chinese host nation Team is GONNA play. They'll they'll play against the champions of the AFC though she enter a federation and then the winner of that actually in the proper tournament. So that's why Asia could potentially give four slots in there and then South America America will have six slots and like I said twenty four teams. They're GONNA do. We're not going to be like a full tournament. I guess they're gonNA instead of having having six groups of four Kinda like the the euro's does but instead it's going to be groups of three teams each and that'd be eight groups. Three teams in the winner of the eight groups will advance to the quarterfinals. And then it will go on from there so I I mean you can kind of see how I was going to work. There's eight European teams so there will be one European team. In every group and South America has the second most so you know the smaller confederations. Even though Africa has just as many countries is Europe in it just like the World Cup. They don't get the same representation They're actually getting the same slots as CONCACAF. which is crazy but I do think that this will be better? There will be an actual like a true true tournament. At least to determine who is is the the actual club world champion It's going to change to every four years so it won't be you know can unlike the crabby tournament they have now but the one that they have now is kind of like just so that the European South American teams can It's set up for them to win. The South Americans actually really really take the club World Cup seriously. The current version The Europeans not so much I remember after shortly after Liverpool won the Champions League there was even doubt that they were even GonNa show up to the club This year I'm against now they're going to US hasn't really put out any information or any of the considerations put on information about how they're going to determine those three slots obviously the continental champions should go but because tournaments only held every four years. Now will it be. I don't know they may have to come up with a new playoff system for some of the smaller confederation or the Confederation said don't get the decent amount of slots like Europe Europe. They can just take the last four Champions League winners in the last four Europa League winners and that'll be there eight or they could do Champions League because you know the obviously the Champions Elitist Superior Tournament in Europe They can just take the runners up of the Champions League and the champions you know they they could always I do instead of even involving the Europa League is a second tier tournament Another issue though that I noticed. Is that the way that the AH the Continental Confederation Championships are set up for like a for national teams even. So it's going to affect who goes to player wise. Who goes to this new club World Cup because this year there sees me next year in twenty twenty three continental championships? There's the euro's there's the Copa America again. And then there's the Nations Cup for Oceana but then in twenty twenty one. We'll have the Africa Cup of Nations in the CONCACAF Gold Cup and those usually take replace during the summer. And now you have the fever club World Cup so something is going to have to change or you know there's GonNa be some representatives from you the concept teams. That aren't going to be able to participate in this new club World Cup Be Interested to see what they do and honestly I wouldn't be surprised is if because right now. Africa Cup of nations and Concacaf both have their continental championships every two years whereas the Europeans do there's Every four years and now the Copa America starting in twenty twenty will be every four years because recently they had one in two thousand sixteen they just had one twenty nineteen this year and then I have another one next year but the one next year is going to start the new four year cycle So we'll see maybe Kaka calf and The African nations will do the same thing Just sort of offset it so that it doesn't interfere with in this new fever club World Cup. I mean I'm sure I don't know what the financial like the prices are going to be for teams that are participating Fico's going to at least for initially try to put a lot of money in it because you know some of the European teams are being told to not participate Because they basically want the Champions League to be like the global standard. So I don't know I. I doubt that there can throw enough money. They'll does not gonNA GONNA be able to Prevent teams from going to that the new version of the The tournament but I am interested to see it. See how they do it. See if they stick with this eight group three t eight eight group three team format. I think they should do a four four four team groups game talk. They should fourteen groups to sue six groups. Exactly the euro's the best third place qualifiers from whatever groups will also progress kind of like the same way. The Portugal was able to win the euros in two thousand sixteen just to make it a little bit more fair instead of having a European team in every single oh group but maybe that was part of like a constellation in order to get UEFA to push for their teams to be in in this competition. Who knows but I am interested to see how they're going to do it? Interesting to see who's GonNa be the first champion Brennan Tournament so recently France football put up their shortlist not shortlist. Thirty people on it for the men's Balladur for twenty nineteen and you know there's the the usual suspects that are on there and there's some kind of questionable names on there. There are some some players on there that could give although messy A run for their money so I'M GONNA go through this list real quick. Let's see so. We got Sergio Aguayo from Manchester City. Trent Alexander Arnold from Liverpool pier a`miracle bombing from Arsenal Allison from Liverpool Kareem benzene from Real Madrid. Kevin dubrow enough for Manchester City Frankie Dijon. He started last year he was less season. I should say he was playing with a high accident. He moved to Barcelona after the transfer during the summer Matthews delinked also. He was from arsenal or sees me. I xe and during the summer he moved over to event his and there's Gel Felix Same thing he was playing for Benfica the first half of the year and then he switched over to Athletico Madrid. Roberto Liverpool Anton Congressman started with Athletico Madrid now. He's at Barcelona. Eden Hazard was with Chelsea. Oh see now. He's with a Real Madrid Telugu tally Bali from Napoli. Rob Lindau ski from Byron. Munich Hugo from Tottenham Hotspur radars from City saudi-omani from Liverpool Martinez from PS g Kilian Liam Imbaba also from Patterson Jamin Leo Messi from Barcelona Cristiano Ronaldo for event is Mohammed Salah from Liverpool Bernardo Silva for Manchester Acidity Son From Tottenham Hotspur Raheem Sterling for Manchester City Tucson. Taty from I ex Marc Andre to stay in from in Barcelona Don Vanderbeek from I xe Virgil van dyke from Liverpool and wine album from Liverpool. So those are all the names and the breakdowns by country. Let's see so. The Netherlands have five players. France has four Portugal and Brazil have three Argentina England Senegal Belgium to Serbia Gaborone Germany South Korea Algeria Egypt in Poland. Each have one So you know if you don't know what the Balladur is. It's the award presented by France Football for the the best player in the world You know the bond doors. It's an individual award in a team sport so you know now some people take it with a grain of salt same thing with the like the fee for best award the UEFA player of the year Because you know a goalkeeper obviously obviously is not going to have the the stats or even the highlights of forward. You know I mean so. We have like stadium. That's they're great goalkeeper. Manuel neuer not on there. But he's not scorned goals like Rinaldo Imbaba Messy Salah so they're not going to get the the notoriety that those other players will. So it's Kinda hard. It's almost like comparing like quarterback in American American football with a center you know they're both vital but most people cannot name a center for any team in the national football league. But everybody nobody can name off. Probably at least fifteen quarterbacks names if you watch American football it is but it's a similar situation so there's the people that actually score score versus the people that are important to the play but they may not may not be household names See Look at this breakdown. MM FOR BY TEAM BY CLUB team so Liverpool have seven which makes sense you know. They won the Champions League last year. Manchester City have five. Barcelona has four. I ex Tottenham Hotspur Real Madrid and new ventas have to Arsenal Athletico Madrid rid by Munich and Napoli. All have one so I know when I first started this. podcast I remember saying that I think that Virgil Vandyke has a really really good chance of winning the The ball and door of course that was shortly after the Champions League you no. He had this great defensive stats from last year. Now it's it's a new season even though the ball and doors even out for calendar year. But I don't know I've seen a lot of people endorsing saudi-omani me. He had a great season last year. I would say it's hard to separate him him from you. Know people like Obama Yang Grysman so while I hate to say that I don't like seeing Cristiano Rinaldo in messy constantly winning it last year we had that blasters winner winter is not even nominated this year module which last year for Real Madrid But he had a great. You Know World Cup even. They didn't end up winning it. They lost to France in plan for Croatia. But like I said he's not even he wasn't even nominated this year so You know once as we get closer probably like the end of November. They'll put out the the final three who it's going to be to be honest with you. I couldn't even tell you who who would be there. Fire in that final three I would assume messy money maybe van Dyke but it's it's it's hard to say I don't know but you know it is an individual award in a team sport so it doesn't really doesn't mean anything But it is interesting. It's interesting to see some of the people. I mean. There was a couple of names on here that surprise me like Vanderbeek from Imax. Definitely didn't expect to see him on their. You're saying thing with Hugo lorries Joe Felix before he moved to Madrid. I've really had never heard anything about him But then you know there's players like Kevin O'Brien a.. Who doesn't score much? But this guy sets up you know a lot of goals I mean he he make some amazing passes. But you know it's getting on the scoresheet. I mean yeah. You'll get the assist but that doesn't really that doesn't really mean anything so I don't know we'll see it'd be interesting to see what you guys think. Let me know who you think is going to be in your the final three or who you think is going to be The winner of the bond door this year and we'll find out putting the first week of December. It'll be MLS playoffs are slowly coming to an end Last week we we had the Excuse me the conference semifinals My MLS team and why CFC being forced to play in city field They lost the Toronto I thought New York had the chance to do something this year. I mean the conference semis which isn't not bad. You know but they did have that The first round by because they were the number one team in the Eastern Conference. But they're one and done in the playoffs and the other game we had defending. MLS champions Atlanta United they make quick work of Philadelphia. Union winning two zero So Atlanta and Toronto will meet later this week. Exiting believes tomorrow or Wednesday that they'll play they'll be playing in Toronto Then for the Western Conference we had another L. traffic between the Los Angeles succeed or Elliott C. N. L. A. Galaxy This is the first time that the galaxy of loss to L. AFC Z.. Time will be able to do a little bit more so I'm assuming this that was his last game with L. A. Galaxy but L.. AFC One five two three a lot of goals eight gold match moving back to back to Italy Essay back but you know. He went from England to the L. A. Galaxy but he'll he has played in Italy before he's GonNa go back there. Who knows where maybe Napoli And Elliot sees moving on so I mean they're doing well doing quite well See in the other semi-final we had these the Seattle sounders They defeated real salt. Lake two zero so elliott will be hosting the Seattle sounders And if la happens to make it to the final and I think Toronto is going to beat Atlanta. That'll be father versus son The Bradley Family You know PA Bradley as a coach of LLC Michael Bradley is the captain of of Toronto FC. So we'll see. I mean I'm sure that's what the media will play up to. If that if that does happen I mean it'd be nice to see l.. AFC versus is Atlanta of. See the defending champions. who were it was their first year in the league last year when they want it versus the newest team now in the MLS Just be really good to see. You know we'll see what happens I have no clue who is going to win it although I I mean so. A lot of teams left in that but switching over to South America to the Copa Libertadores. Last year of everybody remembers this but it was a river plate versus Boca Juniors in the final two teams that absolutely hate each chillier from Argentina. Back then this is when they played a two legged final There are some issues with the second leg fans disrupting the game fights breaking out whatever But River ended up winning it But now river is back in the final second year in a row But they play Boca in the the semi-finals so there will be no repeat of last year this year. Also in the Copa Libertadores. It is. It's a it's a one off final so it'll be held in Santiago Chile but we have Flamingo from Brazil playing against replete from Argentina. I don't know I think rivers GONNA end up winning it I think that Boca was probably the team that would have given them the most trouble. Will they got rid of them even though Flamenco beat Gremio Six one on aggregate in the other semi-final Yeah I didn't get to see. See any of these games live. I watched the highlights from But I'm GONNA try to. It's on the twenty third of November. I try to watch the final between Flamingo and River Plate should be game. I do like watching the the South American Games on TV. They seem like they're a little bit more lively. The fans are more into it than you know watching matches over here in Europe Simply the whole stadiums evolved. I don't know but among four to that. MLS obviously will be ending a lot sooner than The couple with the doors. Emily's the Final Cup matches on November tenth and then two weeks later. We'll have the the Cobra Copa. Copa Libertadores can't even say it. Copa Libertadores final in Santiago Chile. But yeah good. Soccer left So this is going to be a shorter episode over any scores So I had a conversation with a good friend of mine about the PODCAST and he does not follow football all soccer. He's actually right now living in the US he's on the East Coast Even though the season is over I told them you know you have an MLS team team not too far away from you He's in the northeast like I said. He's not too far from the New England Revolution. But I also told him that you know the European season you know different from The MLS calendar so. There's still a lot of soccer left in Europe to be played. The champions of the league's won't be determined until May of next year So He's trying to you know. Get into the game and figure out which team he's GonNA support I've always kind of been like a guy like a smaller team. You know the for me like if if you're a supporter of a team that's constantly winning. I think gets boring. I mean I've experienced that in my life you know my New Yorker I've in a Yankees fan my whole life. Of course they haven't really been winning recently but when I was younger they were doing a lot of winning and it was. It was actually kind of boring. Started to take it for granted. There wasn't the struggle will that That comes with not being a good team. And then you know overcoming you know winning a championship but for somebody. That's just getting into the game. You're going to want to be exposed to teams that. Are you know doing well. There's a lot of press He'll be easy to follow them. You know maybe maybe later on. You'll neil link up with like a really small team and you know watch them progress for maybe a second division to first division or whatever so I gave him a few suggestions on on teams that he should follow there's been like three really decent Docu series that have been on Netflix and Amazon prime. There's the Sundell until I die on Netflix and then on Amazon prime there is the Docu series about leads leads united which is really good and then there's the one about Manchester City which is also really really good on Amazon Prime But he was basically clearly telling me that for somebody like him. That doesn't follow the game that I should. You know maybe take like a in episode month dedicated solely only to like you know educating people that don't know too much about the game not saying that I know everything but you know I know a little bit so I think that's going to be something that I'm going to start in the future and I would like to hear from you guys. Let me know what it is. That you I don't know that you would want to hear that you'd WANNA learn. Maybe something that you have seen seen or experienced in a game to watch that you'd understand or just if you just want like a basic explanation of how the Games played what happens during the ninety minutes. What happens during the entire experience from the first whistle to the last whistle and after the last fan has left the stadium? William just let me know been to a lot of games in my life watched a lot of games read a lot about the game. Just let me know. As I mentioned last week I've changed the instagram and twitter and email for the podcast So the Instagram is the number ninety. Underscore P L U S US underscored et so ninety underscore plus e T. The twitter is at the number ninety the word plus et and the email address is ninety spelled out plus et edge. Email dot com. So again I think I messed that up. Ninety Ninety P L U S E T at gmail.com. I'd love to hear from you guys. 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