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A highlight from Caught Offside: It's fire

ESPN FC

05:32 min | 6 d ago

A highlight from Caught Offside: It's fire

"JJ davani. What's up, brother? Andrew tis the season. This is the season of football. It's not the festive season. That's just a name we put on it for the most busy time in football. I have to say straight away. If there's a team or a game or a player that you don't think we get to, we will get to it over this holiday period. It just I'm not willing to promise that. I will do my best to do it, but there is so much happening now. The games are coming thick and fast. We do love it. Yeah. But it is a lot of football. That's all right. We crave it. We need it. And I'm excited after it is. How was your Thanksgiving? It was fine. It was very nice. Okay. It was good. It sounds like it was pretty average. It was nice. Super average Thursday. Nice. It's another Thursday to a man who never celebrated it up until a few years ago. I do enjoy it, but I love it. Yeah. Absolutely love it. We had. One of those things where sometimes a certain word can make you feel old. Does that make sense? Like there's words that you use when you're younger that's still you can use when you're older. Words like cool. Okay, you start saying that when you're like a teenager or whatever, but you can still say, oh, that's cool. When you're 70, and that's fine. Right. I came across a word. One of the guests at our Thanksgiving. Amanda, my wife had someone that she works with, she runs a children's choir, and so she worked with somebody there who's in their young early 20s, early mid 20s. And didn't have their family here, so Amanda was nice and said, come to our Thanksgiving. And it was great. She was amazing and really fun to have there. But she kept using the word fire to describe she was saying, oh, that's fire. Andrew, your sweaters fire. She said it's so many times. And every time she said I was like, I don't think I can, I don't think I can use that. No. And it's also a very positive. It's also very effusive. It's very she always said it with a lot of enthusiasm. Yeah, you can't do that. No. At one point, she had said it multiple times about different things. I've never used it. And at one point, when we were eating, I was like so close to just being like, God, this stuffing is and I said, no, that's great. It's just great. I couldn't bring myself to do it. See, even my Friends will tell you, growing up in college, when I'd hear a word on TV or someone else that said, then I would just use it until it was dead. Even if it was appropriate or not, even if it suited me to do it or not, I couldn't help. I just thought about what is this going to sound like coming out of my mouth. And I was like, no, you can't. Don't even think about it. Don't even think about it. There are words for you that you can never use. That's wonderful. Yeah. I would even go as far as to say lit. You couldn't. No, no, I would never. You could never say. You could never end the podcast. Go, well, that was lit. No, I wouldn't do it. No. Wouldn't do it. I didn't work. I don't think I can either to be perfectly honest. No, I don't know that I would say anything, but like later on I would think about it. I feel like that was weird when he said that. Well, I'll tell you what, this podcast is gonna be fire, JJ. We have so much to get to. There were multiple. It's a mid week week. So obviously there's a lot to talk about in the Premier League. Manchester United have named the interim to replace the interim, so we'll talk about Ralph Ragnar and what that means for them. The Ballon d'Or was announced that really seemed to infuriate people, which is confusing to me, which we will talk about a little bit later on as well. And JJ my God. MLS is delivering in just a massive way. We have been treated to just some unbelievable drama over the course of the past several days. Taylor tullman we're expecting to speak with him a little bit later on in the podcast. He, of course, the lead soccer analyst here at ESPN. We're going to talk about some of the games and set up the semifinals because it's been high drama. In the postseason, which it always is, but it is delivering in a massive way. And speaking of Thanksgiving, the Thanksgiving game got a huge number. Yeah. It got a very big number, a number that was exaggerated slightly on Twitter. That hurt the number. So originally, the original report came out on Twitter that 7 and a half million people watched and I said, what is this an NBA conference final? That's like World Series almost. Then, when I saw that I was like, this, I don't even know what to say. We've arrived. It's happening. And then later on, the number was syndrome. It's actually one and a half million. Which, sadly, is still a huge TV rating for MLS postseason. But because we were treated to this initial number, it was such a letdown when I saw that. But I had some thoughts on it. So, you know, MLS, that's a great number anyway, the one point what was a 1.9 or something like, I don't know if it was. It was like mid ones. Yeah. Well, when I saw it first, 7 million, that's unbelievable. It's going up against Thanksgiving NFL. That's tough competition. So one point whatever is really, really good. But I just thought, you know, it's Thanksgiving. The surefire way to get people to watch MLS, the courts being cracked, it's too have a family gathering. Have family gatherings. Put the most important MLS games on during family gatherings. So have a weekend where you figure out you get the data nerds to figure out when is the

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A highlight from Caught Offside: It's fire

Caught Offside

05:32 min | 6 d ago

A highlight from Caught Offside: It's fire

"JJ davani. What's up, brother? Andrew tis the season. This is the season of football. It's not the festive season. That's just a name we put on it for the most busy time in football. I have to say straight away. If there's a team or a game or a player that you don't think we get to, we will get to it over this holiday period. It just I'm not willing to promise that. I will do my best to do it, but there is so much happening now. The games are coming thick and fast. We do love it. Yeah. But it is a lot of football. That's all right. We crave it. We need it. And I'm excited after it is. How was your Thanksgiving? It was fine. It was very nice. Okay. It was good. It sounds like it was pretty average. It was nice. Super average Thursday. Nice. It's another Thursday to a man who never celebrated it up until a few years ago. I do enjoy it, but I love it. Yeah. Absolutely love it. We had. One of those things where sometimes a certain word can make you feel old. Does that make sense? Like there's words that you use when you're younger that's still you can use when you're older. Words like cool. Okay, you start saying that when you're like a teenager or whatever, but you can still say, oh, that's cool. When you're 70, and that's fine. Right. I came across a word. One of the guests at our Thanksgiving. Amanda, my wife had someone that she works with, she runs a children's choir, and so she worked with somebody there who's in their young early 20s, early mid 20s. And didn't have their family here, so Amanda was nice and said, come to our Thanksgiving. And it was great. She was amazing and really fun to have there. But she kept using the word fire to describe she was saying, oh, that's fire. Andrew, your sweaters fire. She said it's so many times. And every time she said I was like, I don't think I can, I don't think I can use that. No. And it's also a very positive. It's also very effusive. It's very she always said it with a lot of enthusiasm. Yeah, you can't do that. No. At one point, she had said it multiple times about different things. I've never used it. And at one point, when we were eating, I was like so close to just being like, God, this stuffing is and I said, no, that's great. It's just great. I couldn't bring myself to do it. See, even my Friends will tell you, growing up in college, when I'd hear a word on TV or someone else that said, then I would just use it until it was dead. Even if it was appropriate or not, even if it suited me to do it or not, I couldn't help. I just thought about what is this going to sound like coming out of my mouth. And I was like, no, you can't. Don't even think about it. Don't even think about it. There are words for you that you can never use. That's wonderful. Yeah. I would even go as far as to say lit. You couldn't. No, no, I would never. You could never say. You could never end the podcast. Go, well, that was lit. No, I wouldn't do it. No. Wouldn't do it. I didn't work. I don't think I can either to be perfectly honest. No, I don't know that I would say anything, but like later on I would think about it. I feel like that was weird when he said that. Well, I'll tell you what, this podcast is gonna be fire, JJ. We have so much to get to. There were multiple. It's a mid week week. So obviously there's a lot to talk about in the Premier League. Manchester United have named the interim to replace the interim, so we'll talk about Ralph Ragnar and what that means for them. The Ballon d'Or was announced that really seemed to infuriate people, which is confusing to me, which we will talk about a little bit later on as well. And JJ my God. MLS is delivering in just a massive way. We have been treated to just some unbelievable drama over the course of the past several days. Taylor tullman we're expecting to speak with him a little bit later on in the podcast. He, of course, the lead soccer analyst here at ESPN. We're going to talk about some of the games and set up the semifinals because it's been high drama. In the postseason, which it always is, but it is delivering in a massive way. And speaking of Thanksgiving, the Thanksgiving game got a huge number. Yeah. It got a very big number, a number that was exaggerated slightly on Twitter. That hurt the number. So originally, the original report came out on Twitter that 7 and a half million people watched and I said, what is this an NBA conference final? That's like World Series almost. Then, when I saw that I was like, this, I don't even know what to say. We've arrived. It's happening. And then later on, the number was syndrome. It's actually one and a half million. Which, sadly, is still a huge TV rating for MLS postseason. But because we were treated to this initial number, it was such a letdown when I saw that. But I had some thoughts on it. So, you know, MLS, that's a great number anyway, the one point what was a 1.9 or something like, I don't know if it was. It was like mid ones. Yeah. Well, when I saw it first, 7 million, that's unbelievable. It's going up against Thanksgiving NFL. That's tough competition. So one point whatever is really, really good. But I just thought, you know, it's Thanksgiving. The surefire way to get people to watch MLS, the courts being cracked, it's too have a family gathering. Have family gatherings. Put the most important MLS games on during family gatherings. So have a weekend where you figure out you get the data nerds to figure out when is the

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A highlight from PL's Three Team Title Race

ESPN FC

00:48 sec | 6 d ago

A highlight from PL's Three Team Title Race

"Welcome to latest edition of ESPN SC, I'm Dan, so much on my Craig Burley and Stevie nichol here in the studios. We kick things off in the Premier League, the big game, of course, the Merseyside Derby in the end one way traffic throughout Liverpool, comfortably beating a city rivals by four goals to one. Here's exactly how it happened. 9 minutes into this one, nice finish from Jordan Anderson. Beautifully. Cut bike from Robertson, handle some stadiums himself. Pixie sport didn't say that he's left foot long ago. Ten minutes later, simple stuff ball through Mohamed Salah. Yeah, great piece on the ball from Henderson, so he's just running on to it nicely more Salah cut sensei than he's always got that little picking out the far corner.

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A highlight from Men in Blazers 12/01/21: Spotify Greenroom Merseyside Derby Instant Reax Pod

Men In Blazers

01:46 min | 6 d ago

A highlight from Men in Blazers 12/01/21: Spotify Greenroom Merseyside Derby Instant Reax Pod

"In blazers on the NBC Sports Network. Roger. David, are you okay? Do I look okay? I'm just looking at your picture on Spotify green room app. So not really. That icon has never looked at calling the eyes of the beholder from the embassy road studios in the crack part of Bedford and the crap part of the West Hollywood California Spotify green room. That's actually not a green room. This friend is awake. Oh, left me. Left me. Lift me. I'm falling. Oh, I don't know they'll have that power, but I am worried about you. It is our weekly Spotify green room every Wednesday, 7 p.m. in some special cases 6 30 during the Premier League season like today for those of you who have hoped he's joining here on the Greenland start asking me questions in the chat right now. We've already got some. We'll pull you up on stage later in the show to hear from you. For those of you listen to this on a delay on a delay via your pod radios, the only way to hear the sound of roger's tears live is to join us here on green room. It's also the only way to actually participate in the misery that is today's pod. Can we get can you try and uplift all of us, rod reassure us Rochelle with a toast? That will pretend none of this gets to me. None of this bothers me. I mean, I give me so all I can say is a raise, my first

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A highlight from Ballon d'Or, Looking Ahead to Manchester United vs. Arsenal, and More | Wrighty's House

Ringer FC

01:51 min | Last week

A highlight from Ballon d'Or, Looking Ahead to Manchester United vs. Arsenal, and More | Wrighty's House

"I love that so much. That clip, that clip. Amazing. But we shouldn't, you know, shouldn't be that way. Left to shout. No, no, no, no, no, no, and shout out to Africa. But ladies, Ballon d'Or. Yes. So there's a lot of there's a lot of talk about the Ballon d'Or and we'll go on to that, but Messi, Messi's wonderful. 7 times. Yeah, I'm not sure. Why? I don't think he deserved to win it. Why not? This season. I think I thought most Salah deserved to win it. Really. I was shocked he didn't get top three at least. I think Lewandowski as Salah were my my picks really. I felt like because Messi's in Paris and he's playing for PSG and it's France football like French award. I felt like that came into it a lot. I think if he didn't, if it wasn't him, if it was seller or Lewandowski, I don't think everyone would have went, oh my gosh. Yeah. Why didn't the mess he gets? Yeah. I don't think that happens. Like the copper America thing is huge. That's huge. That was a moment. Yeah, but is it big enough for him to go in the Ballon d'Or? And he even when he was doing his acceptance speech he had to shout out Lewandowski. And this is that's the reality isn't it? It's like when Adele won that Grammy. And she shy that Beyoncé. Because he just know, sometimes it is. But the thing with, you look at, I know, junior people say like with Georgina. Giorgio won. He won the Euros and the Champions League. So he's actually won more than messy. I've got a little problem with the people who are judging it from me too. Is there a list of the judges? Do we know who they are? I don't know, they are. I know it shouldn't be about how many times you want it previously, but like, honestly, give someone else a go. It's kind

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A highlight from Was Jorginho Snubbed?

ESPN FC

02:35 min | Last week

A highlight from Was Jorginho Snubbed?

"Craig Burley and Jack at his office, the fallout continues after Lionel Messi was awarded his 7th Ballon d'Or. Yesterday beating the likes of Levin doski and new georginio to get the award. Goodness. There's been so much fallout about it as welcoming Franklin but for Ian Dawkins with us as well as is Alessandro del Piero. Ali, let's start with you. Shall we? With a simple question, would you have given the Ballon d'Or to Messi or to Lewandowski? Well, I mean, these three guys deserve it three of them. I would love to give into the George junior, of course, because he transformation as a professional player almost quit and now become a huge and fundamental midfielder for Italy and Chelsea and both team they did they won the Euro in 2020. And they won the Champions League. So when you have these kind of title, and you are the guy that everybody's looking for, of course, and because of Italian, again, is another option. At the end, what I'm seeing is something that, you know, it's not, I don't know. I mean, it's weird to be honest, because we miss last year and we will talk later that against about other things. But yeah, I would love to give it to Georgia. We got there in the end. Basically, because he's Italian. Is that right? At the end of the day, shall we? I'll tell because he's Italian. Those that would argue against your Geno would be the fact that obviously, Chelsea could have probably won the Champions League without him. He would have won the moment. I'm swinging to Ali. Italy would have won the Euros without him as opposed to sailing now Messi's contribution to Argentina was greater. What the message did was something amazing. And also it was also what the Lewandowski did was something amazing. I mean, this year was to give more than $1 billion, you know, because of the last year that there wasn't the possibility to give him because everybody was shut down. Okay, let's give one to 11 doses as well, because you deserve it for last year. And this year Messi also has an incredible qualities in what the performance last year. Best coriander on the cup,

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A highlight from Men in Blazers 11/30/21

Men In Blazers

08:09 min | Last week

A highlight from Men in Blazers 11/30/21

"From the embassy road studios in the crap, part of Bedford and the crack part of West Hollywood California air. It's the men in places podcast. We back like rodge from England. How are you doing today? More importantly, how are you doing? You're back from your back from the Middle Ages rod. Electricity I am proud to report has just been invented in the north of England. The catching up Dave, the catching up, I actually had an amazing time. For those of you who don't know over Thanksgiving, I took my daughter's iron back home with me to Liverpool to visit my parents vowel and I've for the first time in two agonizing traumatic years of lockdown. And it was magnificent, David. You know how fond I am of your father, either, but Val I genuinely miss Val. I know you posted that on Instagram. You wrote, I miss Val, which I thought was judge drive for Eurasia. A post would have been extraordinarily bold. It was comment on one of your pictures. Yeah, it's a post under a poster as known publicly as a copy. I thought that was a comment. I just look I've learned something today. I found that I was like, thank God my dad does not know electricity has been invented. It's not used for the Internet. It's used for tea. That's why that's why fire and the wheel were both invented. Fatigue. No, they weren't. They were invented for pi. A lot, I will say a lot of people have suffered traumas and bereavements and sickness and true challenge in this past just dread 20 months. So I filmed one hand lucky that I've been able to speak to both of my parents almost every day, but my God, being away from them. They're being away from the city of Liverpool itself, being away from my folks. It's been so bloody hard. My old man is like kidney cancer and to watch in agony from afar and not be able to lift him and my mom up in person lift their spirits. There's been a true darkness. So being with them now is something I'll never ever take for granted again. We actually sat up late. We drunk many, many scotches. Here's a quick taste of madad on his first third brandy of the night. Talking about Everton, and about life, really. I'm here in Liverpool with my dad. That's big question for you. Do you think Everton football club are going to win the title again in your lifetime? In my lifetime. I don't like that. You're asking an 84 year old and, you know, as long as I can keep well, I'd love to live forever. That's silly. Is that how long you're going to have to live to see everything when the title gets on your team? Do anything. So when you are asking in my lifetime, I have knows how long it will be. But I love a long time. The answer is, I very much doubt it. Oh rod. Who knows? Who knows? We know very honestly. There's nothing there's nothing I wish for your family more nige got a title. Why should you and your dad not get a title? It's the first time I've seen knowledge since Liverpool won the asterisk title. But it's Dobby week two, so it's quite unbearable. Everyone reached out in Liverpool be like, hey, if you want a ticket for the Derby road check on you. There is nothing. I am less interested in watching live than this Wednesday's Derby day. Let me tell the Dixie dean the great Everton striker actually passed away during a Derby just with the excitement. I always thought that would be just the most incredible way to go, but my God, we are all in a way all Everton fans just feel oh, my lord, we're going to expire over the course of that 90 minutes. God bless you judge Iver. And God bless you to all dads. You had a moment with your dad this weekend, David a moment of true beauty. And of humor. And thank you to both to you and all GFPs for many of you reached out to me. Yeah, finally buried my dad Trevor. This weekend I mean, what are the chances that both of us have dads with Christian names that end with VOR, watch it's just very, very rare either and Trevor. It was in 1927 it was all a rage. It was the Nigel of its day. And yeah, we finally and I think many GFLs related to this based on the messages I got. We finally got a chance to get enough family together to bury his ashes in Long Island in a garden that he loved. And yeah, it was very emotional. My brother, I wrote an epitaph traveled upon Davis 1929 to 2020 so loved by his family finally at peace. I sent it to my brother, saying, is this too corny? He said, no, it's fine, as long as you add in parentheses, but not if he read this. So that is the inscription. On the stone, so loved by his family, finally at peace, but not if he read this. He would have been greatly amused by even the informal little service held with myself three of my children and two of my nephews and all of our partners. Read from Dylan Thomas roger poem that I know you would have appreciated to not sure whether he would have not, my father had a complicated relationship with his welshness. We could never get one word out of him about how the last name of the family was the classically Welsh Davis. We have no idea where that came from. Even if it was real, his middle name of DuPont certainly confused all of us for years and years and years, but we finally laid him to rest. There is finally some closure and the relationship between fathers and their children. I think it's so wonderful you took Zion off to Liverpool, I just love, just picturing Zion being part of those late night scotch drinking sessions, which I am sure she could handle herself. She's old enough now. But that gave me my first scotch when I was 6, so she's white, she's way into a chateau she's in the Middle Ages of a scotch drinking year. But they are amazing last now to Trevor a remarkable gent. They don't make them like him anymore, amazed memory. Be a blessing teeth to that. Thanks so much, roger. As you mentioned. Tomorrow, which is Wednesday. It's a massive day at men in blazers world headquarters. Derby day, roger, Everton, versus Liverpool and the Bennett family group WhatsApp chat is gonna be hum. They're gonna be posts all over the place. But not just that. We also have a men in blaze's TV show and a Spotify green room tomorrow to celebrate. I'm not sure if celebrate is the word I'd use. It's more embraced really for an Irish week. Dave, but yes, we are gonna be on all the platforms tomorrow in the face right after the Merseyside Derby 6 p.m. Eastern Time. We'll be back on NBCSN with a special episode for Liverpool fans, the Mohamed Salah story will be heavily featured. We will trace his rise from foot soldier in Chelsea's loan army to all time Premier League all time global football great and because that will likely be enough basically for me, we will learn also watch my interview with a man who I adore whom I believe will be the captain of the United States team for a long time, mister toilet Adams. And just when Tyler will make you feel a little better, we'll bring you crashing back down with a

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A highlight from Gab & Juls: FC 100 2021 Special

ESPN FC

05:22 min | Last week

A highlight from Gab & Juls: FC 100 2021 Special

"FC 100 special jewels we've been given an important task here. Very important. As you know, every year, IDS the NFC. We reach out and drew all our territories around the world. South America, Pacific Rim, Australia, Africa. So if I'm forgetting some parts of the world, which might not have contributed, and we pull all our football book. Everybody. And we come up with this list where it's the FC 100. We split them up by positions. And people vote for the best performing player in the previous top ten per position. Top ten proposition, essentially. And then we comment on it. You and I have the luxury. And guys, first of all, if you don't like what we're saying, shoot the message. Don't do not shoot the message. We are the mere messengers here. I'm Hermes and you're Hermes. Exactly. It's not going to make any sense. Hermes, of course, the German delivery for Irma's rather classier French luxury brand. Goalkeepers. The top ten number one, January oblak, he was my vote. Second, because again, we give more weight to the Euros. He did have a good season. I thought with Mila. I don't know how things are working for him. Now, got no real problem with this. You see any issues going further down the list? We've got noyer at three courier four. The Brazilians seem to come in pairs. Alice and Edison at 5 and 6 got no issue so far. Edward Mandy at 700 and higher on my list. Why is he from Paris? He's not from Paris. Very objectively. I think people underestimate the impact I had on Chelsea, the incredible season I had, the amount of games without considering goals, the amount of key save they made for the team that is the champions of Europe as well. I think that many I would have higher than Alison Edison without problem, even maybe in that top four. Mark Andretti, I'm kind of with you on that. I would have had a little bit higher. Just because he was so decisive for Charleston, the team that was so big about not getting goals. Marc Andre stegen is a maybe a little high consumer season he had. You could make a strong case or Emmy Martinez won the Copa América did well for Aston Villa. Kayla navas at ten, I really like Hitler and obvious as a person you're going to tell me he's a phenomenal goalkeeper as well. Yeah, and he was incredible in the two games against Bayern Munich, even in the two games against city, despite PhD being knocked out and it gets Barcelona in the last 16. That second leg in Paris, it was incredible. So completely deserved to be in the top ten baseball keepers of the year. He did get a new contract, of course, out of all this as well. So well done, Kayla narvaez. Here you go. Poo poo one striker and one in gold. There you go, and moving on to write backs now. I suspect you may have a bit of an issue with this. I want to clarify something to explain. Okay. So with our write backs, we took the view, where did this player play the most during the season? So you will note and give spoiler alert Jean concealer is number three on the list. Obviously plays a lot of left back. Well, he played a lot of right back. He actually played more right back for a city in last season than he did left back. And this is why he comes in. I mean, it was 50 50. We could have put him on the left back. But he ended up among the right backs again. Do not shoot the messenger, which is why city have two right backs in this list. Equally, Caesar has been quite that makes the list because he played a lot of write back for Spain and played center back. Again. All right wing back, you know, we've counted the right wing backs and left wing back in this. In a perfect world, everybody would play four four two or four two three one. Intended as God intended. But that's not the case. Anyway, our number one is Ashraf akemi. You made a face before off camera. I don't understand why because he was absolutely devastating. But people have to realize that this is not now. This is not what we think is the top ten currently. Yes. Right. People have to understand that. The 2021 season and he was devastating. It was devastating. And he was one of the best three players completely. And they won their first title in 18 years. So I got no reason for I got to wish it was him being a number. One. But we're not saying that he's better than Trent Alexander Arnold or regimes or cancelo or all of that. I think we were both agreed he was better than trying to Alexander on the last season and reached James and turned out Trent his second third as jol concealer. Rhys James fourth, again, based on last season, I'm comfortable with this me too. In fact, maybe you could put Alexander Arnold a little bit lower, because you really struggled at times. Last season. 5 is Kyle walker who actually is a right back. And 6 is whose novels, I thought he had a big season last year. And why you bring forwards for severe is fantastic. And also everybody likes because navas is such a likeable guy. Number 7 Kieran Trippier. Yeah, you know, I think he's there because England and whatever, like, okay, dude, but it's just the top 5 was so good.

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A highlight from Futbol Americas: RSL's GK David Ochoa &: Did CONCACAF catch a break?

ESPN FC

01:20 min | Last week

A highlight from Futbol Americas: RSL's GK David Ochoa &: Did CONCACAF catch a break?

"Hercules Gomez, I'm Sebastian salasar. Always. Always good to be with you, but a little bit sad. Since we last met, both your beloved sounders and my beloved gluba medica have gone out of their respective playoffs. If I didn't know just how much joy you get out of my misery, I'd be surprised to see you here today? I'm here today not just because of the joy out of your misery, but all of your miseries if you're an americanist and are one of our guests who will be her mother's brothers as well. Yeah, send there are many miseries to discuss. Of course, a good time now to remind you about the podcast. If you don't want to see the show, you've seen enough of her and me, well, you can listen to the show as well. What do we got coming up today? Yes, Mario pedrosa will join us to talk about the Liga Mackey's playoffs as they're down to their last four. The MLS playoffs down to their last four as well. Davido Joao of surprise package rail Salt Lake is going to join us in just a few minutes here on football, America's the U.S. women's national team is just a few hours from playing. So we'll talk about that. Also, a new champion herk in the U.S., Orange County, getting it done. So we'll talk about that towards the end of the show here on football. I made a guess. But let's start her with the inner national game and some big news actually from last week. In terms of World Cup and specifically, the draw for the intercontinental playoff. Now we know the first three teams from Kaka Catholic. They

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A highlight from Seventh Heaven for Lionel Messi

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04:35 min | Last week

A highlight from Seventh Heaven for Lionel Messi

"That Levin dosti didn't get it. Well, absolutely. I have seen maybe the best player in the world of all time winning a 7th award. But hello. I mean, messy is fantastic. We live on doors. We've had a fantastic two seasons and why he didn't get it last season because these friends Meghan seem kind of thing. Just said, no, let's not give it this year, because we can't give it a message. What is that all about? Messi, a fantastic player, but 11 dosco the rebirth of America from Boston, breaking gert Mueller's record should of course got the award. This is, as is always is, this is FC Hollywood of football. Don. I mean, what do you add? I mean, Jan's nailed it. I mean, there's a great caption on social media and there's a picture of Lewandowski lying on his bed and he's got about 20 trophies are up around him. He's had the best 18 months of his life as the Ann said, breaking everyone's records. And I don't know if it's just losing a little bit of credibility. You know, you look at Messi's, you know, he's in the situation, I'm still a marathon of fan. I'm holding onto the fact that Maradona was the best, but I get it if everyone thinks messy is, and I'm not the Oracle, but damn. He has Leonel Messi beat George junior in Lewandowski. I'll never know. Okay, right. What you're into that's a bit rubbish. We're good that we've learned that Don isn't the Oracle in the life. That's a good thing to take away from the start of this show. You're propaganda campaign for Kareem Benzema failed miserably. It did fail to be fair, fourth place. I mean, as you know, I would have picked him in first. But I think understand Jan's frustration done. I'm not sure what done feelings are right now. But let's go again. This is a democratic vote, right? You've got a 186, I think voters all around the world, one per country. And they just vote for the top 5 footballers. No one is forced to put Messi down or it's not enough football choosing who's the winner who's second who said. All those people have watched same games as us. They own opinions on messenger on Benjamin georginio. And they just pick that one to 5. All of one to 5 will be very different. And then as you saw with the result today, it's really tight. I think it's just 30 points between. But we have to respect for message to winning. I guess, even if Manchester, of course, was Ben simmer, for example. Of course, there is respect. Of course we have respect for a democratic vote. But of course it's harder for a Polish national player to win that vote and that you're saying is tight. That's just show you. There are journalists around the world. They just put a mess in there for a good habit. And I'm not saying that this disrespect to message. I'm not sure fantastic football player. I'm not sure. No, no, listen. Listen, I know, the problem I have, yeah, is that Henry winter votes for England, for example. He's the times senior writer. He's someone who's really respected in the waterfall. Not just in England. And Henry voted for georginio. And again, 11 of ski, as you said, has been great, fantastic, everything you want. But Henry felt that your new deserve his first his first place, his first place, more than 11 ski more than messy more than anybody else. And again, we might disagree with him, but I think we have to respect the court that Henry winter made. And all the other voters around the world, I can see why you feel strongly about 11th street, of course, and I'm with you. But this is what happens when you've got a vote like that with people from all around the world. This is the same when you have votes when you get Olympic Games and world cups to all kind of dubious countries. This is what's happening. And that is no disrespect or message. I think it's fantastic. And I do respect Henry winter. And he will put your genuine there because that is his feeling. And he does that because you think it's the best best player, but I think this time, 11 doves you should have got it. And if you didn't get it, they should at least have the I mean the sense and honesty to give him that for last year. But what is this all about? They didn't do it last year. I mean, this is just stupid. Steve nichol. I'm with a boy. I don't think this is nonsense. And the wrong one to bring up Joe's is Henry winter, because georginio, you can make a huge argument. Why should a woman? Let's be honest. Was massive that good. You know, because Argentina, you're picking messenger, aren't you? No, not. Really? Why would a picnic over Georgia? Because he's a much better one.

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A highlight from Chelsea and Manchester United Share the Points, a Fan-Led Review of English Football, and More | Stadio Podcast

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A highlight from Chelsea and Manchester United Share the Points, a Fan-Led Review of English Football, and More | Stadio Podcast

"I'm not going to be cut within four years. 42. There's one thing we are definitely not. It is a win that will podcast. Hello, welcome back to study of podcast and we're going to see and miss a Congo. I'm right hon. Ride, how you doing? I'm all right, thanks, man. How are you? Very well, thanks. Casting from an undisclosed location. Somewhere in the United Kingdom. What the writers of today get out to. See, I'm podcasting from an undisclosed location, some of the British Isles. I'm sure you can hear the patriotism. I've got nothing. Should do some admin. How are you, by the way, before we start? Yeah, my right man is a great and gloomy. And winter is definitely arrived. Yeah, some admins. First of all, I hope everyone stays safe and well. Get vaccinated if you can. We hope everyone is celebrating Thanksgiving had to lovely time. Yes. And also happy hanukah to everyone, celebrating this week. Date. Okay, it's filled with joy. And

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A highlight from Gab and Juls: Rangnick's Reign Begins at Man United

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05:20 min | Last week

A highlight from Gab and Juls: Rangnick's Reign Begins at Man United

"I'm gab, he's jewels. It's blue skies, but chili over. West London. We have a pack show. Do you so much going on? You've an imploding on and off the pitch. City winning in a blizzard, Liverpool, just winning period. But of course rahm Madrid, beating Sevilla, huge game, Java gets his first win to get out, but oh and not but he might have gone out. Unbelievable. All right, but earning Holland's back to so many things. So much. We'll get into all that, but we're gonna start as we often have had to do recently talking about Manchester United. Their trip to Chelsea, it finished one one, joining us is Mark Ogden. Is this a fair result? And the answer is no. If you look at the chances created by Chelsea's opposed to united, then it probably isn't a fair result. But you have to give credit to united game plan. They set out to defend and hit on the counter attack. So, you know, Chelsea didn't break them down. And I think that one thing that I found that yesterday, I seen before is that Chelsea haven't got the creativity in flair that man city and Liverpool have got. So that for me is why Chelsea's the third best team and why they won't win the league. But the short yesterday, they couldn't break money down sufficiently. It was a panel to the set piece that got them back into the game. Just quickly. Okay. The goal that most of the united chords is not a counter attack. This doesn't count as a counter attack. So in terms of counter attacking on Sunday, I didn't see any counter attacking. I didn't see a even the central chance in the first half where it has the ball down and it goes too far. And detects it. That's not even a council attack either. Oh, wait, what about Fred shot at the end? That's a brilliant cast. It's like either. Okay, so do you disagree that it was a fair result? Chelsea deserved to win? I thought Jeff see deserve to be. 100%. They were the best team by far. I don't even think that united with that hard to break down. Look at how no chance after three seconds. We're going to get into that more later when we try to break down the game. But the other big news, obviously, christiano Ronaldo not starting in this game. Which has happened before, but still unusual. People made a big deal, including you of him going straight down the tunnel at the end of the match. Is there something to be read into this or could he just have been cold? Well, I've written a piece about it today, there's something to have written into it. So, I think the situation Ronaldo is that if you take it on a game by game basis, it was non eventful against Liverpool amongst city. Contribute to Chelsea why. Same scenario don't play him. But the thing is, it's more a case of what is this showing for the rest of the season with Randy coming in? Does this suggest that this is a sign of things to come that Ronaldo and suddenly now become a bit part player an impact still because if they're going to play a pressing game, which said it wasn't that evident yesterday. If they're going to play a different way than Ronaldo's at play part of that. So for me, it's a case of what it showed that maybe ahead. And if he is going to be a bit part player, there's going to be trouble ahead and I don't think he's going to be happy with it because it didn't return to man united to sit on the bench and become a guy that plays for 20 minutes, every game. So the significance for me is that this is a sign of things to come and it doesn't bode well for an Aldo. George, I want you to go back to this, because last week, we actually raised the possibility. What if regnant comes for 6 months? And then moves upstairs into the director of football role. Now, as we understand it, that's not going to happen. He's coming, if he does come, it's for 6 months. And then he's going to be a consultant, which, frankly, can mean anything. You said, that's not going to happen with the glazers. I didn't think the glazes would be that clever. But hey. Is it a clever thing though? I think it is. Clever in the sense that at least is something different. At least they've got an idea. Someone had an idea of appointing someone a bit different than anything that they've done in the last 7 years or 8 years since Fergie left. Whether in my succeed or succeed, you think it's a good manager is not, we all have our opinions. But at least you're trying something different than just going from a car until the end of the season or go and get Mark Q's or Steve brucella. Evolution 5, even ridiculous, I prefer reigning. And all these ideas, and that's very strong identity, then anybody else, that was in the running for that job. So argue this is what gets me about it. I want to get your view on this. I think it is, it is a good idea schematically if you're going to commit to this because if you have ranked there, one of two things is going to happen. He's either going to do badly in his time as manager. And by the way, ranging the manager has not uphold up trees, certainly not. You look even at Leipzig when he was in charge and nagelsmann leaves in there all of a sudden they're a lot better. But the other does badly and then you start from scratch again this summer. Or he does well, and then you make a you just make him your permanent manager, which I think would also be a mistake. Or you move him upstairs and you give him wide ranging powers, which I think would be good, but then you kind of limit the type of manager who's coming in. That definitely I think shuts the door forever on a Zidane type manager, because he's gonna get some clone of himself, right? These people replicate. Is that a fair summation of this before we even get into the Cristiano argument which you raised before? Leaving that to one side. Yeah.

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A highlight from Sancho Steals Point for Man United

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01:17 min | Last week

A highlight from Sancho Steals Point for Man United

"French contingents, Craig, what do you make of it all today? Well, I mean there's a couple of ways to look at it. It's not a gift from Gemini, was not so much a gift for man united. They'd get them a point in the end, but it was a gift for SETI and Liverpool, because the inevitable getting mixed up. Because they would have been looking for, you know, did they get something? Because united are not in a title race. And that sort of helped demo a little bit. I was intrigued by those trying to suggest that because united got the goal and there was a little bit of faith that this was like the old game that's the old united again. It wasn't a football match per se. Yeah, they got this goal. Yeah, they defended decently and they set the stall out. It was one way traffic for the most part. But it's all done at Chelsea for me, team selection, substitutions, quality and the final thought. United were always going to come and make it difficult. They're not good enough to compete with the top three boys in a Premier League at the moment. That's crystal clear. So there's no surprise Chelsea dominated. But starting with Timo Verna, I mean, I was talking to you about it. The two German players that they say in vendor and Harvey else are both, I would say frustrating at

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A highlight from Jota Leads Liverpool's Charge

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02:35 min | Last week

A highlight from Jota Leads Liverpool's Charge

"That after the game. He said it was my fault. I was too attacking. I don't know what I was thinking of. And Liverpool just had the perfect game plan and the perfect win on the perfect clean sheet to then lead them into the motorcycle Derby midweek. A Liverpool still third favorites in your ICU. Yes. Yep. And that is only because of what's happening in the defensive side of Liverpool's starting 11. Because you're going forward, don't you right. They could have scored 90 there. Right. The kind of last three or four though, easily Allison had three saves in a fuss half that were important saves in big saves. So if your clock, this is the perfect time to try and reset that bike lane and try and figure out why teams whether it's away from home or at Anfield are getting so many chances because Liverpool had given far too many chances away. They're getting away with because this is gone three and four goals every game. Now, if you can keep doing that, then you may get away with. But this nose is time for clock to figure that out. When you win, and you're not defending well, knows the time to get on the train and feel not get carried away with the phone now. Don Dre ethically, she on paper, a clean sheet, but it was far from good defendant. Wow. You've been overly negative? Shane? Chuck can interrupt you. Sure. We were talking about pochettino the other day with PSG, and I kept seeing. A good manager doesn't give you an inch. Right. That's exactly what I was talking. Today is a perfect example of that. Okay. What clock needs to do is walk in. Congratulate everybody. And then go his defense and see right, by the way. Let's not kid ourselves. That was far from perfect. That's what a proper manager does. And I don't think it's being overly harsh and sing that Liverpool maybe a third favorite just given how good city on Chesapeake and seeing that. I don't think there's an awful lot between between those three. He's also right in seeing that when things go well, when you have good days, that's the easiest time to address and you perceived errors. So now is a good time to have those discussions. When you recognize how good you can be or how much better, how much better things can get if you tighten up on those areas. But as we've all been seeing, and we can record it, it's showing itself, it's going to be a very tight race between these three and it's going to come down to a point or two ago or two can be. It's going to be fun to watch, isn't it? Meanwhile in the early games saw arsenal

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Italy and Portugal Drawn in Same Group for World Cup Playoff

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00:59 sec | Last week

Italy and Portugal Drawn in Same Group for World Cup Playoff

"Be starting tonight show by talking about the World Cup playoff draught for 2022 where the UEFA Nations learned the paths that they will be in and the big talking point is the fact that Portugal and Italy have been drawn in the same path, which means at least one of them will not be at next year's World Cup. Let's now bring in Frank Labeouf and Shaq at his slop as well to talk about this one to be honest. I don't think any of the neutrals would have wanted this to be the outcome, but if it comes down to it, we're looking at either Ronaldo and Portugal, not going to the World Cup or Italy, the defending European champions not going to the World Cup. Frank, what have you made of it? Why it's a real shocker. I mean, I mean, we are to show and we talked about that. Everybody agreed that Italy and Portugal would be deserving to go to the walk up well, assuming that they had

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A highlight from Futbol Americas: Top moments from the CONCACAF Octagonal

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03:02 min | Last week

A highlight from Futbol Americas: Top moments from the CONCACAF Octagonal

"That to adapt and move on and get better. Something that I don't think that the martino is. Gregg hoped to make it lineups wrong, but he is a wizard and fixing those. Second half adjustments, those are his thing. And he's got a great repertoire when it comes to the player and manager. Something that martino does not. I worry about that. Martino and his judgment. His pulse on the domestically, which Greg Warhol has a very good pulse on Major League Soccer. I don't think that the martini has a very good pulse on Leigh Mikey's. When it comes to player relations that deteriorating player relation, those, if you will, he keeps blacklisting players. He prioritizes his own personal experiences with these players over the sporting experiences these players could have on the national team. And ultimately, his stubbornness is his unwillingness to change for the greater good. I have to go with Greg halter. So I have far less confidence in Tata martino than I have in Greg berhalter. But since you're throwing praise all over the U.S. manager, let me ask you this. What's your biggest complaint about him? Is it player selection, right? The guys that he calls into the team or chooses to leave out. Is it the starting lineups, which have been heavily criticized? Is it maybe the in game management or is it something like performances? Because if you're gonna go down the line and performances, I think you're being too critical and way too harsh. No U.S. team and really no Mexico team has ever dominated from a performance standpoint and concave and certainly not a way. Correct. No, it's more of him being a wild card 'cause I could say he's going to have changes, but he always throws us for a loop. He always throws us for. It's not bad. Well, I'd like to know what I'm good 'cause if he's through to know so with the other coach. Well, so what is players? You know, so what a set DNA. So what a set lineup, a set 11, those type of things. You can't always and I know he praises the amount of players he's given an opportunity to some like 27 different players have gotten a World Cup qualifying debut. I don't necessarily think that's a good thing. Sometimes it's good to know who your players are and who you can count them. Sometimes it's good to know who you are, and sometimes I'd like to know that about the coach. So it's a little difficult. So to the point about kind of the extracurricular stuff. You mentioned burr holterman. He's got such a good vibe around this team with a young players getting experience that dual knots. You even sense it hurt, and I know you, 'cause we've been out on the road. You sense it from fans. The engagement with the U.S. men's national team feels like it's if not in an all time high, at least in all time high of over what, the last 5 or 6 years with Mexico, it feels like the total opposite, right? Everything around this team. Even things that have nothing to do with data Martina. Things like the chant. Everything is very negative, playing in front of anthy stadiums. There's a great negativity around Tata martino right now and I never thought I would say this, but even if you just look at the matchups between them as managers, maybe not the gold Cup final, maybe not the nation's League final, but certainly the game in Cincinnati. The U.S. were better than Mexico. Tata martino, who has a vastly better CV and resume her was out managed by Greg berhalter in that game, wasn't he? Not

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A highlight from Rangnick Right for Man United?

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04:45 min | Last week

A highlight from Rangnick Right for Man United?

"Welcome in select edition of ESPN FC. I'm Dan Thomas joining the studio but I Stevie nith got a little later on in the program we're looking at how France reacted to PSG's defeat against Manchester City in the Champions League, but we kicked things off with a big story breaking in Manchester today reports suggesting that Ralph Ragnar is about to be appointed, the new interim coach at Old Trafford. Of course, a man is at so success in his roles as director of football. He was a Leipzig before coach as well winning the German cup runner up in the Bundesliga as well back in 2005. For more on this, let's welcome in. Look at all this light here. Is you going on the wrong Craig Burley name? I know it. Yana argue fueled off. Yeah and I feel drawn to you to wax lyrical about why this is such a good appointment first. Well, first of all, I got to describe him when I played in Germany. He was a coach of ulm. And when he came through, he wanted to learn the whole Germany, how they should mark in zones. And that's why when I got the name, the mad professor of football because they didn't like that in Germany. They liked their libro. And as you said, you had a lot of jobs in and around the football world at hoffenheim at the Red Bull being the head of everything more or less in those clubs. So it doesn't surprise me that they ending up taking him now because this is sure that yes, it will be the interim manager, but it was also helped them to set up a sports moralized setup at the club. And I think that if Ralph ragnick, who is a stubborn man, who likes to decide more or less everything, he has told him, if I going to stay there, I also got to help you to find a permanent manager. And a Jewish life 100% sure will confirm. This is a man that feels that he knows more or less everything because he means that more or less educated all coaches in Germany and to be fair to him. A lot of the coaches in and around Germany has been under him in the different clubs in Salzburg in Leipzig and hoffenheim. Wait a minute joels. I didn't think Manchester United wanted someone to tell them what to do. And that's why this is fascinating. Really, and I think we should all be very excited to see what happens once rank Nik arrives, how long it takes him to implement his philosophy because he has such a clear identity of how his teams play with a really, really aggressive intensity aggressive press. He says all the time, there's no backward pass series or sideway passes, all the passes should be forward. So this is going to be very exciting. I have to say, I'm very amazed that united chose him, not because he's not good. He's one of the greatest thinker of the games in the last 30 years like he and rightly said he has influence and inspired a lot of coaches from even outside of Germany. It's just that he's a builder. That's why he does. He's a long-term guy. He's a plant he's a planner. That's why he does and 6 months 6 months ten to fix the team that is dysfunctional. I just somewhere there's a paradox to me. And I'm just very excited to see how he does, but I don't think it's a given. But he will stay, that is the thing that he will stay on. This is a guy that will help them now as an interim coach till the summer and some way he will then be a kind of head of sport. Ralph Frank can never stay at the club without trying to organize his house. All truffle will now be right next on its unbelievable that they've gone from all the goodness to Ralph Ragnar. I still can't believe it, but it's just funny and it's gonna be so exciting when the glaciers come to England and tell him I want you to do this. Ralph laggy said, are we just in our videos in? Yeah, just explain to me then, as a man who wants all the power and control, why would it be happy to give it up after 6 months to another manager that's going to come in? And if I'm a manager coming in knowing that this person has this reputation, why I want this job when I know the man upstairs is going to be telling me what I should be doing. But first of all, Dan, I think that Ralph rugby has been more or less linked to every football club in the whole world, the last two years. So he's always linked to any club. So I think that he comes to a time where he is a bit desperate to get a job. That is .1. But I also think that he would stay longer. I think that he will somehow there will be something in the country that he will stay on. And to have a sport director and head of sport. That is just in England that they don't have that. They do have that in other football countries. So that won't be a big, big problem. But I think on a series note that for Manchester United, when you see how the club is run, take out only going to solve your moi's

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A highlight from Gab and Juls: Pochettino Underwhelming at PSG

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06:40 min | Last week

A highlight from Gab and Juls: Pochettino Underwhelming at PSG

"I'm gab, he's Jules, blue skies over West London, albeit a little bit chilly. It's champion zig time, things are getting real, man. We have a tremendous show for you. Because Jules, we've had so much we've had dramatic last ditch heroics from meal and we had Real Madrid getting it done. We had Barcelona in The Rain not getting it done a daisy cutter from Thiago and of course Michael Carrick's debut on as much as manager. But we gotta start. Manchester City in Paris has your man. So I gotta go there. No. I know. I know I know. I know. I know. I know. He's just box office. Home, you've got pepic and pochettino. Your Manchester City at home against. The M and M. They're all out there. Now, I say they're all out there. In that first half especially, it looked to me like two of those three guys were only out there in body and not in spare. It was difficult. It was difficult. In a way, there's nothing new gap. I think what we saw yesterday Wednesday night. We could have predicted before the game. We knew the strength and the weaknesses, especially the weaknesses of the PSG team, the fact that front three is still not really working. Certainly not defending, not much running either. Would you weren't going to expect? No, but you expected it. So what I expected this season when he came, and I said, I tactically this is going to be difficult. But I said, look, build up a big lead in the Champions League. Then you start in. Then you get into the Champions League in the knockouts, the guys will be motivated. They give everything. And I don't think to myself, you're a way to Manchester City. Why do you have to play all three of them together, being the league? The weekend. No, I like to think that it make a difference to play them in the league. What difference does it make? Well, they were not tired just today. I would like to think that they would have been more motivated and more focused. I don't think. I know, well, they went out to explain it. Don't get motivated. This is a team that is dysfunctional. That could not play that still has no identity, no patterns in terms of passing movement, can't be depressed. I mean, the amount of time, especially in the first half, where they try to play out from the bike on the gold cake, navas, to march in your Martinez, not knowing what to do to keep them even worse than what you do, you plan to parade, but it is compassionate. It's not even that the press was good. I mean, city press was well, of course. But piaget was so dreadful with the ball, I was fuming. I put your Tino for having been a year and still that team not knowing what to do with the board who tried to play out from the back against the team like city. And you know why you could put Liverpool or buy in or Chelsea instead of city last night and it's the same result is December. There's a huge gap between them and the top teams in Europe. There's nowhere near, not even ready. All right, those are harsh words. We're going to get into that a little more, but I want to I think we need to give a little shout out to city here because for me, in this game, no Foden, no Grealish, no de brina. No complaints, right? I feel like elsewhere when people are missing before the game or just I was like, well, we're without talking now. He doesn't care. These guys aren't there. Doesn't matter. He plays in chenko in midfield. I know he came off and he was criticized. That was a mistake. That didn't work out. It's fine. You're trying it. I know. You don't have to try it. You should not try. You want to know if this is something that you can turn on at some turn to itself. Like in the Premier League. You say not in that game. If city don't win the group, normally you're like, well, you don't want to finish in a second. Actually, city can't face any of the primarily teams. The only team, I think that would really give city a scare right now. Our viral Munich. And that's it. So in a weird sense, it really made no difference to them. And yet they were still exceptional. They put on a clinic with so many players missing. Yeah, yeah, fantastic. I mean, if you talk about play mission, I think the biggest miss of all for PSG, but for city, you can just replace an ad and take away and is still still good. I mean, walker, we've been saying cancelo has been of the two fullbacks the one the most involved with the ball of season. And yet the key in the game on Wednesday night is the walker run on cities first goal. The ball from Rodri, I mean, the weather switched to play to mares. And up here, you were bad, really bad, but city were fantastic again. I think we wrote a piece on the website and trying to rank the four English teams top of their group in the Germany. So united is fourth. But then how do you rank the three Liverpool Chelsea and city? Who's been the best for you in the Champions League? Because there's no merch in them to separate them. You would put Liverpool, I think, because they have a group. But there isn't much in it. There really isn't. And I think Citi's ceiling is higher than Liverpool. So I feel like Liverpool, they can not get that much better. The city could actually get even better if everybody can get better. Chelsea can get a lot better. I just think they're starting from a much lower point. Right now. A word on pochettino because obviously, let's go back to this. Let's remind people about pochettino's camp, talk to the media and again, I'm not lifting secrets on our industry, right? People pay other people to go and speak to journalists. And so somebody was on the phone to everybody on Sunday, well, you know, pochettino wouldn't say no. Okay, fine. That's the strategy. That's the first stage of the structure. That's the first stage of the strategy. But I'm thinking if people are watching this, they would come to the conclusion that bad, this team looks nothing like the pochettino. We remember in the good times at spurs. And then is it a dysfunction of pochettino? Is it not enough time? He didn't do himself any favors there. No, no. And we go back to the show on Monday. We're already raised a few concerns that I have on the fit between United and Portia, and I think opportunity is great on many levels, but I do think that he needs time or he's certainly builds a team or a squad in a certain way. I'm not sure a top top crepe can afford to wait that long. Tottenham is okay, especially at that time, the united PhD I'm not sure. All right, Joe's, I want to go back to this because we say we said, oh, it's nothing new the way they played. And I'm wondering, is there a way that you can play modern football with Messi and nema demos being in the front three? There must be. So we know you can.

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A highlight from Champions League Does It Again | Stadio Podcast

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00:57 sec | Last week

A highlight from Champions League Does It Again | Stadio Podcast

"How are you? I'm very good. I am communing with the conference of the UEFA Champions League. I feel I feel spiritually connected to Champions League. Oh man, what a week. What? A week. The same before how I think that maybe the Champions League has started to hit. Maybe a bit of a peak in terms of lulls just as they're about to change it. It felt to me like I've really started to enjoy my degree just before leaving uni. And I'm like, oh, I could have done with more of that than its cycle. Which had concentrated a little bit more years when it was trust me the law degree I tried when I tried to concentrate, but it was tough going, but red cards wonder goals, people headbutting bears thrown from the crowd. Just the first 5 minutes. Yeah. I know. We'll get into the Champions League in a bit. We're going to whiz through a load of stuff because we've got to get this recorded and over to the good people at the ringer before they sign off for Thanksgiving. So we're not

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A highlight from PSG Sink Against Man City

ESPN FC

01:47 min | Last week

A highlight from PSG Sink Against Man City

"Marano with us as well to give us a French perspective on things, but Craig. I feel a run coming on, not from me. Well, I tell you what. We are starting some bad languages used from Jules. Well, and then we have to apologize for everyone working on this show. How frustrated he was with the performance from PSC. That was embarrassing. Well, it's language. We can not condone any sorry, but no, but I tell you what, this is not. This happened over the two games. Right. The game in Paris, papered over the slightly papered over the cracks. Mine said he completely played them in Paris. Message called that won the goal. I can't remember the other go in the game, but the one Turner was a travesty. It kind of felt after the took the lead. It was going to happen again. But there was so bad tonight that the only thing said it could be an interesting and banging head and well, how do we not score four or 5 goals? It was men against boys. It looked like a team an average team in the Premier League. Going to Manchester not a lot of the ball. And on top of that, the what rate? I mean, it's just I'm sorry. But that is something really, really wrong at that place at the moment. Go on Joe's. I don't even know where to start. I mean, I agree with Craig. This was not good enough. I think he shows the gap between PSG and city, but not just PhD and city. I think you could have put Liverpool or buy in or Chelsea instead of city and we would have had the same kind of game. Right now, that team can not compete because your front three don't run down defense. Your exposed your manager right now is has his mind somewhere else for sure, but he's not even doing enough

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A highlight from Arsne Wenger | Wrightys House

Ringer FC

00:52 sec | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Arsne Wenger | Wrightys House

"Are Ryan hunt and mister Kong. How are we doing guys? Very well, very well. How are we cool? Yeah, good. Sorry. What are you going to say? Because he's going to get swept under the carpet. He's wearing a short sleeve. Short sleeve rollup mousse. That is a strong look as slow as it shorts. I don't know. Honestly, it works, man. It's the future. But wenger, I've got to say, I was quite nervous about the Invincibles. The film? Yeah, yeah, an awesome finger. Looking down when we were watch where we were watching from Ryan and me saying stuff, especially about repeat and selling stuff and looking at him laughing with his head going back. Because it clicked to him in the film and his head when his head went back. I was like oh my gosh, it's so sweet. It was so sweet. It's so good man. So for those who

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A highlight from Cameron McGrone Returns + Patriots-Colts Week 15 Matchup Flexed to Saturday

New England Patriots Press Pass

02:51 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Cameron McGrone Returns + Patriots-Colts Week 15 Matchup Flexed to Saturday

"Partners at bed online dot AG. The Patriots return to the practice field on Thursday after a few days off from their blowout victory over the Atlanta Falcons on the last Thursday night. The Pats back on the practice field on Tuesday and although the team held an official practice session, they do not need to release an official injury report until Wednesday. We did see the entire 53 man roster or active 53 man roster. I should say out at practice on Tuesday and the return of rookie linebacker Cameron Macron. We have not seen the 2021 5th round pick at patriots practice at any point this season, including back in training camp as McGraw has been rehabbing from a torn ACL that occurred last fall at the University of Michigan due to his status on the NFI list, Macron is eligible to play this season for the Patriots if he can get healthy enough to return to the field this year. As I mentioned, a 5th round pick of the Patriots in the 2021 NFL Draft, many draft pundits and scouts in the league, expected to grow to be a top 100 pick in April's draft if he was healthy. And athletic, a feisty, physical linebacker that can really move sideline to sideline and drop into coverage. Somebody that can bring a lot of speed and athleticism to the second level of the Patriots defense if he can get healthy this year. It seems like a long shot from a grown to carve out a role in a loaded patriots front 7 as a rookie. Maybe he could contribute a little bit in the kicking game on special teams. If he has a role this season, but nonetheless, good news for the Patriots to get a little bit healthier and get another member of their rookie class who once again was a player that was projected to go much higher in the last April's draft if he did not suffer that torn ACL during his final collegiate season at the University of Michigan and one last note down here in Foxborough on Tuesday. The Patriots week 15 game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis has been flexed to Saturday night at 8 20 p.m. on NFL networks, the Patriots will now play the colts on December 18th at 8 20 in Indy, the cults, of course coming off that beatdown of the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, 41 to 15. The Patriots winners of 5 straight two of the hottest teams in football will square off in prime time in just a few weeks. But the Patriots will remain their focus this week on the Tennessee Titans coming to town on Sunday, Ryan Tannehill and Mike vrabel and company are present a formidable opponent for the Patriots this week. So the Pats focusing on Tennessee, but a little bit of a look ahead there to that week 15 prime time matchup with the colts.

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A highlight from Ronaldo Powers Man United to UCL Knockouts

ESPN FC

01:48 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Ronaldo Powers Man United to UCL Knockouts

"The wrong? And Frank laver join us. I want to start with you, though, Craig. Well, you don't want to just wait it, then, you know, so scar might have seen this out. A Winslow win. Wins a win, but this is exactly as they won under social you feel. Well, you're not going to get change in particularly not if you keep the same coaching staff and basically hein Michael Carrick, the job shot term. Not much is going to change, even if you change managers at this stage, not a lot is going to change in two or three days. It was a very soul sky race performance. It was embarrassing for a lover, really, they never got a kick, the fact they had Ronaldo on the left a little bit. That didn't last for long because he's not going to chase bikes. So he shunted martial out to the other side. He was the runaround in medfield again. The only upside was aid that struggles in the high struggle, and Spain and laliga mid table that a little bit lately up front. The play some good stuff, but it couldn't see united off and fairness to the united when they made the changes. They looked a bit better. And then they were given a gift, which is kind of the whole soul sky era was poor performance and a gift came along. They took it and got themselves out of trouble. That's kind of how this game panda before the jardin central second goal that killed it off. So it's a win for Michael Carter, but I tell you what, if I'm in the Champions League and I'm going to the grip stages and kind of hoping I get man united from one of the better teams because they're not a good sign. And that's not tongue. We're talking about Chelsea a little bit later on. And it's complete night and day shack. And what was interesting, obviously, van der beek came in Marcial came in Bruno dropped to the bench and we were talking duals eventually yesterday like this new manager bounce. Maybe there will be some sort of reaction. There was no reaction. I thought there was a little bit more energy, particularly through midfield, seeing

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A highlight from Men in Blazers 11/23/21

Men In Blazers

08:31 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Men in Blazers 11/23/21

"From the embassy road studios and the crap part of Bedford New York and the crack part of West Hollywood California, it's the men in places podcast rod. We back. Like the Premier League rights to NBC David, what do you make of it all? Well, yeah, just to be clear, we have a front row seat, you would think, and yet we had no idea what was going to happen until everybody read about it. Just to be clear, they don't let us negotiate on behalf of that. That is the two Robbie's job. I know. Well, news bubbled out late last week, wrote to the NBC has retained English and Spanish, broadcast rights to the Premier League with a bit of more than two point 7 billion. Which covers the next 6 years. I think the rights last time will 1 billion over 6 years, a 2.7 X increase rod with 2.7 X more valuable ourselves now. No one will ever forget where they were when the news broke 6 more years. I felt like it was like as if Steve kornacki had just called Georgia Michigan and Pennsylvania for Rebecca low. I mean, God, I could just so grateful to the two robbies who you all know as just really well prepared pundits, but we know that they are like, they'll like chef aroma the negotiating table. But it is incredible the stats of what occurred since NBC first acquired the right to October 2012. I think it was a three year began the 2013 14 season. That was 250 million. And then you're right 2015. I think it was a billion for the next 6 years and exec terms of this new deal were being said to be reported by the athletic but not confirmed. Let's just say it's definitely more than 2 billion for the next 6 years. And that escalation divo. I guess it's a reflection of the number of games what the television what they call the number of exposures and the number of windows and the demographic which make it perfect. Really the perfect sport for the new model of television, which is targeted at emotionally connected niches in the olden days the NFL was just talking about everybody. That model was being ripped up by streamers who were looking for deeply passionately emotionally connected niches. And that is where the Premier League's catnip, right? Yeah, one look, if you think about the renewal, you know, 6 years ago when they paid 1 billion for the rights. You know, the games went on NBC and NBC Sports Network. We hadn't even heard of peacock rods. Naive are still thought the peacock was an exotic bird of some kind. Yeah. But now, really, this deal is for peacock. Yes, there will still be games on NBC and NBCSN just for the rest of this year, but that's under the preexisting deal. This is really about peacock. It's about streaming. It's about the games playing on the streaming service, and the value of the Premier League to the growth of that service, which is everything. For NBCU. In the same way as CBS for their streaming platform have invested heavily in the Champions League and European football ESPN for ESPN plus really, really investing so deeply in the sport we love. And I know the streaming is a darkness for long time fans who, you know, we were spoilt whenever the game was available and you could access it easily streaming is the future of television and football is so bloody key to all of those networks business models in the here and there. I will doff my cap. To the way that the Premier League and the way in BC of broadcast it has really transformed the way football the quality of it with Rebecca lay. I listened to her and you see someone who prepares so bloody hard, but it's so incredibly intelligent. She's able to take deeply complex understanding of the game and then real truth individuals of genius are able to ask questions that seem very simple on the surface, but if you really know the subject matter then you can tell that just the way they've framed the question they truly truly understand. What she's done for the game on this broadcast really changed the way we all engage with it. And the thing that is fascinating to me is you look at MBC David and ultimately, in this moment, they decided to prioritize the Premier League over the NHL. It was more of a priority for them. The Premier League over a so called major league sport. And for me, in this moment, those ever see watch the growth of many of you have lived the growth along with us of the game we love in the nation we love that. The fact that essentially, the Premier League, this is the moment when it is nestling amongst the major league or competing with the major league sports in this country to me, that's what makes this a truly breathtaking moment. Yeah, I think this moment and, you know, I think we spoke about before just the ratings for that U.S. Mexico game, which were just enormous on broadcast television, both English and Spanish was a real moment. I think that was a combined 1.7 rating rounding up 18 to 49, three times bigger than anything else on television on that Friday night, including a pretty in the demo, including a big, you know, NBA game, which I think finished second. You know, this ratings and just the conversions into subscriptions of these fans of Premier League fans and of soccer fans in general are just outstanding. The return on investment, the age of the viewers, you know, Rebecca Lowes, unbelievable ability to both satisfy the hardcore fan and then appeal out to a broader family audience. It's just that such a rare broadcasting skill NBC having brought, you know, major league coverage, major league, you know, Sunday Night football quality coverage to the Premier League, which, you know, if you remember that the days before that, no other network brought. You know, it's really a phenomenal phenomenal achievement. I know there will be complaints from some in the audience about the games going on peacock and how to hold that services to find and I'm sympathetic to it. What I would say is that we're all part of the problem because we're all watching Netflix and we're watching Amazon and we're watching Hulu and we've created a competitive environment where broadcast television linear broadcast linear cable are just dying and all of these studios have to compete with OTT network. So if you don't like watching on peacock, don't ever watch anything on Netflix and then maybe you'll get it back on linear cable. That's investor energy in crackle. It's still around, by the way, it's still around rod. I think somebody still have a piece of it. So let's be careful. But get me fired on this podcast from my day job. But yeah, peacock is going to improve as a service, you know. This is a brand new thing. You know, they will get better at delivering it. They're paying amounts of money for these games that they're going to have to deliver it better to the audience. So I'm super optimistic. I'm really happy for everybody at NBC, all the people we know behind the scenes and the on air talent, you know? By the way, all the lives they have a exchange and emails we're back at this week. Just all the different across the board the people have invested their energy. Since 2013, the staff, behind the scenes, just a number of livelihoods that have been continued. That is a remarkable thing right ahead of Thanksgiving. I am thankful for the quality of football that is now broadcast on all of the networks in this country. It is on the season. I never bled the take for granted. This is our this is our Thanksgiving podcast and we're incredibly grateful to be living.

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A highlight from Futbol Americas: Should the USMNT consider playing Pulisic as a false "9"?

ESPN FC

01:08 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Futbol Americas: Should the USMNT consider playing Pulisic as a false "9"?

"Plus, alongside Hercules Gomez, I'm. Sebastian Salazar on this Monday of Thanksgiving week and the first Monday back hurt after the end of the international break. You ready to go all in? I am. I know I'm gonna ask you later on on Thursday. If you're thankful for me, but I'll say it, say it now. Yes, of all the things I'm thankful for on this Thanksgiving week. You, my friend, you Hercules Gomes are at the top of the list. Speaking of lists, here what's coming up later today on football America's Julie fowdy herk is going to join us. We're going to be talking about the NWSL championship also some startling allegations about now former Chicago red stars head coach Rory Dane. So Julie will be by to talk about all of that. We also have the usl championship final coming up this weekend. A game you can see on ESPN between the Tampa Bay rowdies and orange city SE Aaron gan of Tampa Bay will be by to talk about that one plus we got playoffs in Major League Soccer her and La Liga down in Liga MX. But let's start in Europe. Specifically Chelsea and Christian Pulisic Chelsea, three nothing winners away at Leicester City on Saturday big result one that keeps them atop

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A highlight from Caught Offside: Farewell Ole

ESPN FC

07:13 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Caught Offside: Farewell Ole

"Upper west side of Manhattan, Andrew gundling, JJ davani. What's up, brother? Slightly humiliated. Pride stone. Yeah, I'm if anybody wanted to see me on my knees, like I said in a compromising position, looking like a looking like a broken man, it would have been yesterday at soccer Andrew, where I missed a terrible, terrible chance. A chance that had it happened to a professional footballer in any of the leagues that we covered, I would have ridiculed him forever. A hanging cross. Are we talking like yakubu miss or like Cory Burke for the union and the 117th minute over the weekend miss? No, more humiliating than that. Not so much that. Oh, he should score more of that, what's happened there? Like you're not good. You might not be good anymore. Was never that good, but this is something I should have done better. I know, listen, I enjoyed the game, was tremendous fun. But I want that moment back and I can't stop replaying it in my head. And it's psychologically scarring. The ball comes across Andrew. It hangs in the air. And it's about 6 or 7 yards out. And I get under it, and I'm like, and you know the way they say, well, it took a long time to come down for him as an excuse. That's the only excuse I can muster here. It hung there like an orb and it wouldn't come down, and when it did come down instead of heading it, we got face. Oh no. Yeah, face contact. Blood? No, no, no, just like cheek. And it's over for you. Just understand that. What are you hanging onto? Nah, I hang it on for the good moments Andrew. The clever passion. When do they have the incision? How often do those come up? It's just a joy. Coming from where I came from my herniated disc in August, just in pain on the floor. To be able to run around in a place just great, even if it does bring added a new humiliation to my life. What a podcast this is going to be. I'm a little nervous for it. This is a big one that is a big one. And we do, and I should say we're going to talk about all the gunner soul Shire at length because of course he is been sacked as manager of Manchester United. And I should tell you specifically that a lot of our audience, we do have a lot of united fans that listen to this podcast. I have heard from some and they're nervous. Not about me. They're nervous about you and how you're going to handle this. If you're going to handle it with class and professionalism, or are we going to have to be worried about you? There's no reason to be worried. Why would there be a reason to be worried? You've been very, very negative, I've seen your tweets, I haven't screwed I screenshot some of them. No, I didn't came unprepared. But I've seen a lot of them from both the show account and your personal account. Oh yeah, I think united fans are worried that you're not going to be able to talk about this in an impartial way. Well, I suppose I have been impartial. All the way through. Completely impartial. And I've told them, and a lot of them just wouldn't accept it. And they called me bitter. They called me whatever that manager was in the right guy for the job. But it was obvious. It's been obvious for two and a half years. Thought he wasn't the right guy for the job. And so I'm not going to do I told you so even though that's kind of my dad. That's kind of me. I don't know. No, we will be completely. We will talk about this in a normal what's the word distanced fashion. We won't get overly emotional. But this isn't the shock down. You want to show no, no. And I think a lot of people were they wished this to work out so hard that it kind of calcified in their brains that everything he was doing was leading them somewhere. And it really wasn't. We'll talk a lot about that. In seconds, but I should tell you also coming up in this podcast. We're going to talk about other things that happened in Europe over the weekend. Some big games, Liverpool arsenal. Chelsea extend or keep their lead atop the table. These javi era getting underway at Barcelona, however, the Sergio Agüero era as short as it was seemingly coming to an end and really unfortunate circumstances. So we will talk about him pay a little tribute to one of the all time greats. MLS postseason often running in breathless fashion, what an unbelievable day it was. It's Subaru park and Chester, Pennsylvania. We've got a mailbag as well with some good questions I've seen here. Some from the Reddit page it appears. I'm looking forward to that. But JJ, we go back to, of course, the big story in the world of soccer right now and that is only out at Manchester United. You know, I was thinking about his time. We'll get into legacy and all that stuff. But almost as a jumping off point I was thinking about his time at United. And we're going to date myself a little bit here. I'm not that old, but you remember Tetris, right? Yeah. Play Tetris, of course. I'm sure a lot of people listening. But I wonder if people under the age of 20 are aware of one Tetris. Not a chance. Probably not. No. But I was thinking about all these time at united like I think about a game of Tetris, where you're going along and the board is clear and you're good. Then you make one mistake and suddenly the board is filling up fast and you're like, oh my God, where's the long piece? I need the long distance. And you get it. And you get it, and you get a little reprieve. Okay, but now the board is like up a little bit higher than it was before, and it's like getting faster faster towards the top and you get that piece again. Reprieve. And you get it again. And again, but each time the board is getting a little closer to the top and finally, you just run out of room. And that was only. That was his entire time at United, where it just kept getting to the brink to the brink of the brink. And then what did they have like a 20 game unbeaten? They've had multiple unbeaten runs that followed these periods where it was like, I don't think all these it. And then they do just enough to keep their fans engaged in this manager and believe that okay, maybe this can be the guy, but ultimately he ran out of room. He did run out of room and tactically. He was never with enough Tetris room Andrew. You're talking about Tetris. It's like anything. There was are there needs to be a plan. And they're really wasn't. And we saw that this season. I tried to warn people last season that the second place finish was it was a mirage. It wasn't real. It was it was something that if you watched the performances, you would still be concerned. If you watched just how far off Manchester City were they were, you would be concerned. If you saw how Liverpool in the end, kind of snuck up on them and only finish what was a two win 6 points or something off them. When Liverpool should have been blown out of the water if united were in a tight race. Like you said, you expected them to kick on. There was a point in January February where they could have gone top. They did go top and they should have stayed top, but it

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A highlight from Caught Offside: Farewell Ole

Caught Offside

07:13 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Caught Offside: Farewell Ole

"Upper west side of Manhattan, Andrew gundling, JJ davani. What's up, brother? Slightly humiliated. Pride stone. Yeah, I'm if anybody wanted to see me on my knees, like I said in a compromising position, looking like a looking like a broken man, it would have been yesterday at soccer Andrew, where I missed a terrible, terrible chance. A chance that had it happened to a professional footballer in any of the leagues that we covered, I would have ridiculed him forever. A hanging cross. Are we talking like yakubu miss or like Cory Burke for the union and the 117th minute over the weekend miss? No, more humiliating than that. Not so much that. Oh, he should score more of that, what's happened there? Like you're not good. You might not be good anymore. Was never that good, but this is something I should have done better. I know, listen, I enjoyed the game, was tremendous fun. But I want that moment back and I can't stop replaying it in my head. And it's psychologically scarring. The ball comes across Andrew. It hangs in the air. And it's about 6 or 7 yards out. And I get under it, and I'm like, and you know the way they say, well, it took a long time to come down for him as an excuse. That's the only excuse I can muster here. It hung there like an orb and it wouldn't come down, and when it did come down instead of heading it, we got face. Oh no. Yeah, face contact. Blood? No, no, no, just like cheek. And it's over for you. Just understand that. What are you hanging onto? Nah, I hang it on for the good moments Andrew. The clever passion. When do they have the incision? How often do those come up? It's just a joy. Coming from where I came from my herniated disc in August, just in pain on the floor. To be able to run around in a place just great, even if it does bring added a new humiliation to my life. What a podcast this is going to be. I'm a little nervous for it. This is a big one that is a big one. And we do, and I should say we're going to talk about all the gunner soul Shire at length because of course he is been sacked as manager of Manchester United. And I should tell you specifically that a lot of our audience, we do have a lot of united fans that listen to this podcast. I have heard from some and they're nervous. Not about me. They're nervous about you and how you're going to handle this. If you're going to handle it with class and professionalism, or are we going to have to be worried about you? There's no reason to be worried. Why would there be a reason to be worried? You've been very, very negative, I've seen your tweets, I haven't screwed I screenshot some of them. No, I didn't came unprepared. But I've seen a lot of them from both the show account and your personal account. Oh yeah, I think united fans are worried that you're not going to be able to talk about this in an impartial way. Well, I suppose I have been impartial. All the way through. Completely impartial. And I've told them, and a lot of them just wouldn't accept it. And they called me bitter. They called me whatever that manager was in the right guy for the job. But it was obvious. It's been obvious for two and a half years. Thought he wasn't the right guy for the job. And so I'm not going to do I told you so even though that's kind of my dad. That's kind of me. I don't know. No, we will be completely. We will talk about this in a normal what's the word distanced fashion. We won't get overly emotional. But this isn't the shock down. You want to show no, no. And I think a lot of people were they wished this to work out so hard that it kind of calcified in their brains that everything he was doing was leading them somewhere. And it really wasn't. We'll talk a lot about that. In seconds, but I should tell you also coming up in this podcast. We're going to talk about other things that happened in Europe over the weekend. Some big games, Liverpool arsenal. Chelsea extend or keep their lead atop the table. These javi era getting underway at Barcelona, however, the Sergio Agüero era as short as it was seemingly coming to an end and really unfortunate circumstances. So we will talk about him pay a little tribute to one of the all time greats. MLS postseason often running in breathless fashion, what an unbelievable day it was. It's Subaru park and Chester, Pennsylvania. We've got a mailbag as well with some good questions I've seen here. Some from the Reddit page it appears. I'm looking forward to that. But JJ, we go back to, of course, the big story in the world of soccer right now and that is only out at Manchester United. You know, I was thinking about his time. We'll get into legacy and all that stuff. But almost as a jumping off point I was thinking about his time at United. And we're going to date myself a little bit here. I'm not that old, but you remember Tetris, right? Yeah. Play Tetris, of course. I'm sure a lot of people listening. But I wonder if people under the age of 20 are aware of one Tetris. Not a chance. Probably not. No. But I was thinking about all these time at united like I think about a game of Tetris, where you're going along and the board is clear and you're good. Then you make one mistake and suddenly the board is filling up fast and you're like, oh my God, where's the long piece? I need the long distance. And you get it. And you get it, and you get a little reprieve. Okay, but now the board is like up a little bit higher than it was before, and it's like getting faster faster towards the top and you get that piece again. Reprieve. And you get it again. And again, but each time the board is getting a little closer to the top and finally, you just run out of room. And that was only. That was his entire time at United, where it just kept getting to the brink to the brink of the brink. And then what did they have like a 20 game unbeaten? They've had multiple unbeaten runs that followed these periods where it was like, I don't think all these it. And then they do just enough to keep their fans engaged in this manager and believe that okay, maybe this can be the guy, but ultimately he ran out of room. He did run out of room and tactically. He was never with enough Tetris room Andrew. You're talking about Tetris. It's like anything. There was are there needs to be a plan. And they're really wasn't. And we saw that this season. I tried to warn people last season that the second place finish was it was a mirage. It wasn't real. It was it was something that if you watched the performances, you would still be concerned. If you watched just how far off Manchester City were they were, you would be concerned. If you saw how Liverpool in the end, kind of snuck up on them and only finish what was a two win 6 points or something off them. When Liverpool should have been blown out of the water if united were in a tight race. Like you said, you expected them to kick on. There was a point in January February where they could have gone top. They did go top and they should have stayed top, but it

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A highlight from Pochettino's English Escape Route

ESPN FC

04:16 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Pochettino's English Escape Route

"Hello and welcome into ESPN FC. I'm Kay Murray. I am joined in the studio by Shaka hill slope and Stevie nichol and we're going to be looking ahead to the Champions League games coming up this week, but we will start with the news of Mauricio Pochettino who is said to be interested in the vacant managerial role at Manchester United so much so that he would even be willing to leave PSG midseason. This has been all over the UK press every back page, so there is much to discuss as we now welcome in Don hutchison and Julian Lauren to talk more about this very topic joules. What do you really leave PSG for Manchester United? Well, I wouldn't look like Marcia pochettino. Things differently than me. We know okay for sure is that he's not completely happy in Paris. I think he has struggled a bit to settle in. What the Parisians are making a big deal of his, for example, he's still at the hotel. He's been there ten months, and he hasn't moved it into a flat. Our House, we know that the rest of the position of families still in London. So those little details may be give you a bigger picture of the situation. He's not in good relationship with Leonardo, the PH is putting director and also the most important of all is that united has always been this big dream of his. He's always dreamt of becoming the most united manager one day. Remember the dinners with psy Alex Ferguson, the fact that three years ago, when social was only the interim question at the time, it was also to wait for positivity to be able to leave spurs to come to united that didn't happen at the time, maybe it would be easier for them, but was for sure is that you definitely want to go there. And I think as soon as possible as well. Joel, why didn't they just get him this summer? There's obviously interest from both sides. Well, instead the preferred giving a new three year deal to an oligarch, maybe they thought they could not get him because he also got new did in Paris to be to be fair to him and to the united hierarchy. And maybe they thought after taking his united team to your public final or be lost to Villarreal second place in the Premier League as well. Maybe they thought there was a bit of progress made there. And so she was in the right place and taking these team forwards. They were wrong, of course. But I don't think it would have been easier to get back in the summer than it would be now or then it would be next summer. I think it's more or less the same you still have to pay piaget compensation and potentially quite a big amount of money, but I just don't think that changes much. If you wanted to happen, it can happen now. I'm sure, but you need to sit down, make a move and convince everyone from two PSG that this is something that you can make work. Don, do you think he'd be a good fit at Manchester United, the right man for the job? I think he would be Katie. He needs someone with a bit of they need someone that can strike a little bit of fear into that dressing room because the lunatics in my opinion are running the asylum there. There's no accountability. I was on the Watford game in the weekend and it was rock bottom for my united fans watching that. And I think it's unbelievably convenient as well that is in Manchester preparing PSG for the man city games. So we can't be naive enough to think that there's not going to be our conversations hard in the next couple of days. I'm pretty sure that will be the case. And time in time is key in football K I mean if pochettino turns around, says the Manchester I'll come only in the summer. United then might move on. They might move on to ten cargos, you know, so time is going to be key. And I'm pretty sure if Monday night at a seriously have to be one of the biggest clubs in the world. They've got to now make the move. They want to know in, do as quick as possible because I can't imagine a club the size of man united with 26 games to go in the Premier League and still in the Champions League go with the interim manager towards until the end of the season. You're almost right in the season off. It's criminal if that happens. Let's say he does get the job. We've seen what's happened with recent managers in recent history at Manchester United. What can he do to change things that united that the others haven't been able to? Well, one thing you have to say about pochettino is he

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A highlight from Solksjaer Sacked by Manchester United, so What Now? | Stadio Podcast

Ringer FC

01:36 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Solksjaer Sacked by Manchester United, so What Now? | Stadio Podcast

"Go to the bottom. Put your email address in. We only use it for sending you newsletters. It does not go anywhere else. Number 8 sweaters are still for sale, go to we are prince social dot com forward slash Stadio, all the proceeds donated to the trust of trust as are the proceeds for the talkbacks that were also there. You can find them both there. And study watchers play on Spotify. Do you want to hear all the music with cloud on each episode? For the one playlist. I think it's everything. So today we are going to deal with the big managerial news of the weekend. Marcus Anne fang live in verda Bremen. This is like this story is wild. Yeah, due to the stress caused by an investigation ongoing about falsifying and vaccination certificate. Him and Florian you're going to have left the club. Only joined in the summer, and there was a lot high. There was a lot of excitement about Marcus Anne fan at vada. And a very, very, very strange story. But yes, of course, we are going to talk about are they going to social? We're probably talking about them for a while. So if we have any time, we'll do a quick route up of some of the stuff that we watch this weekend. But I'm sure you'll understand this is probably the thing we're going to talk about the most. So let's get into after this. This episode is brought to you by zip recruiter. Gyms are reopening their doors, spa days actually involves spas again, and concert venues are back to welcoming fans. Overall, everyone's excited to leave the house and do something. Like, when's the last time you got a much needed massage?

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A highlight from Gab and Juls: Why would Pochettino swap PSG for Man United?

ESPN FC

05:16 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Gab and Juls: Why would Pochettino swap PSG for Man United?

"I'm gab, he's jewels. It's the Gabon Joel show and it's blue skies over West London because just a few miles away, walford recording an important victory. I forget against two huge win for 5 year in year, one of the three managers in the Premier League who have already won the Premier League title in their careers. Very impressive. We'll be getting into Watford's resounding victory. And of course, no, I'm kidding. I'm not trolling anybody. Obviously, we'll be talking soul chart. That will be our first segment. And then we're gonna get into plenty of plenty else happen. Huge games in Syria, instead of Napoli, Milan losing as well, shavi making his gig for Barcelona around my trade looking impressive. Your Marseille being abandoned again, you had to go there, bringing up the bad news. But I started at the top because obviously oligarch is no longer the Manchester United manager relieved of duty on Saturday morning. Sunday morning, via statement. I don't think for people who care about Manchester United, but people who care about competent people being given big jobs and showing that they belong. I don't think anybody can be sad that he's gone. They made the right for the good of the club. They made the right decision, right? Absolutely. They made the right decision. Maybe, at least four weeks too late, but, you know, maybe two and a half years too late. But right now they made the right decision, right? And you're not gonna dispute that. So we got that out of the way. I just want to make sure you don't agree. We're not going to have a debate that they should have given all the more time he got 5. Okay, let's move on to the next thing. Mike, I just want to understand the what's going to happen next is Michael Carrick has been appointed as a caretaker manager. He will be in the dugout when they play be a real on Tuesday night in the Champions League, which is a pretty big game given the way that group is shaping up. And then they're going to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season. And then they're going to go for the guy they really want. Now, the logic behind this is that the really, really big names are not available right now, or it would be too difficult, even if you show up with a 100 million pounds and try to get Pep Guardiola from city or nog for buying, even these fanciful things, not going to happen. So therefore, you just have somebody safe pair of hands, see out the season, qualify for the Champions League if you can. I then get the guy who will give yourself time to get the guy you want. You guys, we're talking about food. You guys seem to think this is a bad idea. Why? Did you just your own negativity? Well, that process you just described is exactly what happened last time when oligarch came in that they would keep an interesting guy in charge until then the season to get a proper manager, which didn't actually turn out to do what happened. Now, I wouldn't be surprised if Michael Carrick ends up being the instrument. Because if he gets a couple of decent results, it will suddenly take the heat out of trying to find an instrument. Because who's going to want to take the job of 6 months at man united knowing that you're not going to get the job? It's just a stupid scenario. It's fine, the interim manager had four weeks to do it after the Liverpool defeat. They can't find an interim. So it tells you that the club doesn't know what to do or where to turn. If I jump in there. So if it comes in and goes well enough through the end of the season. I mean, when you mention the soul certain analogy Jules, what went wrong was they all got so excited about Paris, which I think we're going to get into this later because I think it's absolutely grotesque to think of that as a high point. They ended up giving soul shy the job and then extending his contract and 7 and a half million in whatever else. Just stick with the plan. If characters well and Cary can carry on till the end of the season, that's fine. But don't lose sight of who you are, don't lose sight of the fact that while Michael Carrick is a wonderful guy, May 1 day be a great manager. You've tried this thing. Now go and do something different. Go and get the guy you want, right? That's the issue with the whole caretaker in trimming. This is much the united we're talking about. This is one of the biggest clubs in the world. You don't do care, but then you should go and get whoever you want. You're that big. How are you going to do that during the season? Okay, why are you in the summer? You don't get the guys you want. You keep your caretaker injury manager for a bit longer and sit him. You know what? We keep you until the Christmas, and maybe our Christmas we can get the guy we want. Come on, man. Let's get that. It reminds me of the tell me what happens if they don't get the guy they want in the summer. Then they go to their second choice. The third choice, they're still going to be Michael Kerry long term. But they can get surely one first choice second choice third choice for sure now. What would you want to wait for the summer? I don't think you can get a first choice now because if somebody's a first choice top drawer manager, they're most likely to come. He wants to come now. Why would you wait this summer? Okay, so that brings us that you brought up pushes, you know. Being reported in every outlet and I'm gonna give away trade secret now that when every single outlet has a story with unnamed sources, it's the same person, possibly somebody working for pochettino, picking up the phone and saying, yeah, Paul should be happy to come. I don't understand this because pochettino is managing Messi Neymar and Mbappé right now and he has a legitimate shot at winning the Champions League. More so than he would have a united. But hey, I'm not pochettino. Mark, what do we think of this? Is this something they should be taking seriously?

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A highlight from It's Ole Over

ESPN FC

00:58 sec | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from It's Ole Over

"At a point and interim manager to the end of the season. Now, after this news, oligarch spoke to Manchester United TV. Not for everyone. And I've had the opportunity and I'm so honored and privileged to have been trusted to take the club forward and I really hope that I leave it in a better state than when I came. And I made great friends reconnected with some great friends. New stuff coming in. I've become really good friends with the other stuff that was here when I was there. For good friends and we've connected and that's what it's about and at the club like this with the funds. Because the fans have been amazing. From day one that Cardiff till the last one now. So top and we'll see each

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A highlight from Man United's Continued Nightmare

ESPN FC

02:04 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Man United's Continued Nightmare

"Welcome into the latest edition of ESPN FC on Dan Thomas during the studio by Shaq and his little and Stevie nickel as we were called Today Show reports coming out of England that oligarch has been let go by Manchester United of the back of that humiliating four one defeat against Watford so much to discuss there. Let's first welcome in Don Hodgson to the show and don't just get your initial reaction to this news. Yeah, I'm not really surprised to be honest Dan. It's been inevitable that it was going to come pretty quick. You know, the performances against Liverpool were nowhere near enough when you get spanked 5 and your game was too, but it could have been a lot more. And then you fast forward to the Watford going where you think there'll be a reaction. They're good enough. He's a decent manager. They've got a very, very good squad. He's assembled a squad that's worth close to a billion pound. You think they're going to roll over Watford. They get beat four or four doesn't tell a story. It could have been 6 or 7. They missed two penalties, Scott McDonald should have been sent off early on in the game. Harry McGuire gets sent off late in the game and then Ollie's apologizing to the fans on the pitch and Bruno's gesture and that's not Ollie's fault. It's the player's fault. So in the end, you see his interview at the end of the game and he looked a broken man that looks quite painful to watch, really. It feels like a relationship Stevie in which they tried everything to make it work. But this was the final straw. I can't remember any manager, a big club, getting this much love from the owners. When the team was so bad, and the fact that he's lasted this long has surprised us all, particularly in the embarrassing defeats against Liverpool and say, where they were just men against boys. And we sat here on Friday and I sat here and Friday and said there's no possible way to keep his job if he lost this game. No. No possible way. And sure enough, it looks like that's exactly what's happened. And rightly so because Ollie's had enough chances. There's no manager. There's certainly no other manager. Canton run and see, I had

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A highlight from Can Van Dijk Lift Liverpool?

ESPN FC

01:01 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Can Van Dijk Lift Liverpool?

"Byron has all their players away on international duty in 9 of Augsburg starting 11 tonight didn't get called up. I think that very much helps Alex Berger to prepare to prepare for this kind of game. But the fact is, their coach, Marcus vines hill was talking about before this game that maybe one in ten times in terms of the performances that you give, you have a chance to beat by and the real surprise is that was tonight because no real barrels no real onslaught came from Bayern, even after they got that gold back to make it to one in the second half. And the thing that Julian now goes man, the buying coach is highlighted after the game is that sure you can have this mentality that they have of hating, losing. But and having all the talent that they have, but you need to do the talent free actions. And by that, he's talking about tracking back and I think it's particularly aimed at Leroy sarnet, who has

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A highlight from Futbol Americas: Mexico frozen at the 'Iceteca'

ESPN FC

01:18 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Futbol Americas: Mexico frozen at the 'Iceteca'

"Obviously, the fence went us to win, we want to win as well. But the balls around, you know, things happen and we just have to continue doing what we're doing. I think we're on a great path right now. After a dosa or glory in Cincinnati, the U.S. draw in Jamaica. We examine Greg berhalter's big decisions on a night full of controversy at the office in Kingston. In Edmonton, Canada beat Mexico at the newly crowned ice deca. As Alphonso Davies and company topped the table, L three find themselves. In total, freefall. At the end of the international window means the beginning of the playoffs in Major League Soccer and Liga MX. Plus a full preview of the NWSL championship. All that and more starting now on football. America. Yes. There it is. Oh, yes, we're sure. Hercules Gomez Sebastian Salazar with you here on football America could be on my home turf

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A highlight from Xavi to Center Stage

ESPN FC

01:59 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Xavi to Center Stage

"The last week stern. It's exotic. Hudson and doy Salah, ulmer, and yemi. All of these players have been linked in one way or another, according to newspaper reports to an imminent move to Barcelona. Can we just save everybody some time and say now that Barcelona can not afford anyone can not do anything so there is no chance that any of this happening. Pretty much. The only problem is you've now got to find something else to talk about in the video on this show for the rest of the year. We had the situation in the presentation of Danny alves a couple of days ago. Mateo aleman who's essentially the director general of the club was asked about what could happen in the winter chance wind only. He started talking about how they would need to move players on that they would need to be some sort of shifting of players from the squad, essentially to free up money for both salaries and of course any kind of chance of fee payable. And he said, look, we've just spent money on bringing in a new set of coaches. Danny Ellis has turned up now as well. And he said, and the phrase used was not a short run. We've got nothing left over. There's no money. There's no surplus whatsoever. And so right now, nothing can be done. It's impossible to make any kind of move right now. Now let's see what happens on the 1st of January. He said, because of course, if you can move players on, then you free up a certain bit of liquidity and in particular as he said, his phrase was if we can meet financial fair play restrictions. Now at the moment they can't. So unless someone goes, they still can't. Now, these are the same people that they would want to move on in January that have been trying to move on in some cases for the best part of 18 months. It's not that easy to do. Sam marston is gone deep, isn't he on the website talking about the chat line that Jamie has in hand? You mentioned there, of course, the lack of resources to bring in new players. One of the interesting things as well, they brought up, was looking to revive

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