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Men in Blazers 11/13/18

Men In Blazers

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Men in Blazers 11/13/18

"This is Rebecca Lowe will Rebecca if you listen to sub optimal radio, and you on this thing to men in blazers on the NBC sports network. In the embassy row studios in the crap on a SoHo from the kitchen counter Roach, Los Angeles, California, so many blazes focused just any men in places focused per day on which we have been just returned from Blighty. And I'm still quivering because we're together I together Evan, you know, history from the isle of birth. Great Britain, we've been to games in the oh, we've been to Pamplona we've been to Russia, but we have never until this weekend ever come to primarily game together. And I say the whole weekend. I'm just going to speak for myself because I don't like to don't like to fish complements. The for me. It was tantric. That look on your face the whole time. I love I love. I love the island Albie and blessed. Alvian we went with visit Britain to shoot, you know, a lot of experiences, but we certainly flew over. It was a primer league. Without a doubt. It was a historical pilgrimage is a food pilgrimages cultural Bilgoraj, we took in two games went south of the river Roach manner. Your manner your gaffe alum number of Croydon. We went to Crystal Palace for feisty affair against Tottenham Hotspur game two very good game. Then then we went to the biggest game in world football L, blaze Erico, Chelsea versus Everton which ended after are somewhat defer ended all fair in love and war. And even mil mil I'll tell you. It was the best result possible for relationship, and you've got to pick boy point roads. We'll give the football in a moment. I was braced for the worst listeners to this podcast will not be surprised to know. But we'll say Premier League we can with the Dave my friend in life and import. Truly book list. It really was on the field as you said, it wasn't just the football. It was the history the sites the experiences the food the food. I mean, I l Dave ale and proper historic London ale house. It was life goals. It was life goals. It's called an AOL house genuinely that's Larry, sadly when it call that was disappointed to find out. The house itself was not made available which let me put my pay. For my pepper on that love, and you. It was amazing. My would we did stay in an amazing talk of buildings not made availed that hotel we stayed in was fantastic in Russell square terra cotta, beautiful higher ceilings of any hotel room ever stayed in Roach, amazing, amazing stuff, and you frankly, ate half of London. I watched you mercilessly attack. At least a dozen pies you assaulted south London's finest jerk chicken shack, you inhale the northeast worth of fried, fish and chips, Roach and assault due to that curry house. That was that was not PG rated. Let's say I think I made lift to it. They put the greasy spoon cafe which kicked off I much day. But this could not say more about us. We we're going to our first ever together. We had a mooning to kill. I decided to go to a greasy spoon. Cafe while you had to Antony Joshua's, Jim, by the way. I also by the way, another twenty years. I went to the monocle cafe. On Chilton street, and I had my had Bisham usually it was very very different than you. Little bit different tomorrow into regency. Cafe. I light the art deco, you should do glit- listeners anyone going to learn is the last of a dying breed of just how to describe it taika classic British calf classic British calf. I'm the full English breakfast, the black pudding and the spotted day. Honestly, I was there. Just surrounded at seven AM the places already packed and I can't eat less at dash. It was more like just shopping a bedrock of British democracy into my mouth. What was your hotline? Like, I was thinking about London is so many my favorite streets are in London. You know, went down to Blackie. So my dad tranquil Vale south rose in my favorite streets and south on the Morton road distri grew up on walk down new bond street, Raj love that place. Burlington, arcade Piccadilly, but my favorite street in London has become over the years Malabar street. It's actually where Anthony Joshua's Jim is on multiple street and the multiple cafe. And the Chilton firehouse my favorite hotel in London. But. Down that street down Chilton street, and I took producer j w they're looking the we actually had full seasons within thirty minutes there with j w rain we had hail we had sunshine, spring weather. We had wet leaves all the stuff in the sun was rising and that street it just has everything's right around the corner from the Royal College of music wrote. So they have like specialist saxophone stores and clarinet stores and places where you can go and get the finest Bongos percussion in London all of the various instruments have their own stores as a dashing new tweet. Shop called dashing tweeds modern tweet you love that and just like tiny little hardware stores. It's like everything you could possibly want on one St. I love it. I also by the white Birch I loved visit to the Taylor, Catherine Staples and the first ever female bespoke tailor in the history the two hundred and eighteen year history of Savile row, and she's got her own Samur. Oh house. She was amazing Roach is still unleashing eighteen thousand three. I think several ripe whom of the tuxedo where that was first invented. It's taken this. Long for a woman. She more than a Taylor. She's a trailblazer. Chicago tweed tweed named after talk to a briefly said you should do it tweet together. I felt suddenly so shy. Didn't know what to say. It's a tweet together. And I felt like a little boy again who me make it tweet. I would die. I would die to make tweed, and I do at left to guess couple of suits made there to be candidate for me the highlight. It was visit. And this will not surprise, and Yvonne de listeners have recommended this place to so many GOP's who are headed for Premier League weekends of of visit to the church hill four rooms that those to the underground the center built deep Belay Westminster from which Winston Cup of war cabinet mounted the finest defense in British history. One of the fines defense is in history history during the battle of Britain and the blitz London was game bombed to Smith. Greene's above them. And we were able to go this time behind the glass, we went into the mat rooms and into the cabinet room. We're able to kind of walk into history to experience that defining moment of everything that we were taught as a school kids, and we're able to touch Churchill's chair in the cabinet room and close the scratches on the OEMs where scraped away during imagining what some of the most stressful meetings ever held in in British history was gonna make terrible decisions to be made. And he'd scraped away. The varnish off the arms with his wedding ring resolu- on the outside by reflection of the deep nerves and anxiety. Even he fell on the inside, which to me made infill even more real remarkable human. That was amazing. I also loved visiting the area right outside palaces ground on Saturday. It's always a shot to Americans when they go over doing that so many of the stadiums. In fact, nearly all of them a Bill in the middle of sort of just regular streets where regular people. Live Bill out of towns by some industrial park there. They're right there in the middle of all of those terraced Victorian at audion houses and the area right outside palaces ground in south London, this incredible area within a ten square mile area. Roach, a massive percentage of the youngest talent in British football, a rule growing up they call it concrete Catalonia right being dub that one of the British football writers, buddy Renate. Yeah. Because of the number of league football is that this areas producing, you know, Joe Gomez, Ruben Loftus cheap. Ben Watson, Jordan Nathaniel Klein at your boy at a modal, look victimizes, and none of them Wilfred Saja hell, and we actually went to his house Roach, which is so close to the palace crowned is mind blowing. It's amazing area an immigrant rich area. Pulse. Eight of energy and street football. They collect golden square Tellem and that has house eleven of his family sleeping in three. Rooms is school was two blocks away the seller's part floodlights actually loom over his front door economics reach out and touch. You a sense of is world when he moved there in the Ivory Coast age for how tiniest world were. And how big is dream probably were. I mean, it must have been massive. And he made them real to become arguably, I think the most lucrative Lifton. If there's someone who is more local like a block away from the gym which plays into the most Lukoil Premier League star of all time. Football was amazing the pre much as the Pri Pri much bears. We went Polly's went to the poor arms Porsche domes. Just a you loved it. It was like what we did discuss vintage polish purp- you wanted to buy all up of move it to America, David. I mean, it's a perfect. Southland. Hobbies like somebody pumps. I grew up drinking way too. Young roach. Phenomenal windows say in green light from the nineteen seventies green stick as you said the police it's gonna proper square bar in the middle of the room. So that sort of three sixty around the bar is where you is where your drink. We need to buy a move move. Or we need to replicate here in Britain. Fadi carpet, get proper English football boozer, and we sat there with a new friend a sixty five year old palace fan of former mauled told us about I love my football east, essentially, go as I understood it used to go for the fight to gauge the rockers down in Brighton. And he he started tell us about it called fight rows. I had to row a great amazing euphemism. He took his first route. And I couldn't quite understand the full story. But it began the as follows in my memory goes just turned fourteen. My wife was thirteen my mind. Just didn't get any further. David. I love that whole experience down south London. I also love how much you loved south London Roach because you've always been a little bit suspicious of London. But I felt like I really got to doctrine it. You're literally what makes Athlon so special the north the north in San London. It's Liverpool of London. It's a livable of London. I love how everyone keeps using a phrase. In south London. Thanks ever so much ever some ops. Frightfully sorry. Thanks episode. Much much. You love. Well, it's just it's just too many words Roach. It's an unnecessary. Use of words, it's not fictitious, and it harkens back to a very very different. Dave and the language was just different silent warm roaches. It's warm. Thank you so much. It's like it implies a level. Evidently, some of you are just level. Those kind of things it is warm. Another reason Liverpool and Crystal Palace reminded me a lot of the north. It's such a warm club top to bottom from the fans we met to the backroom staff at Selhurst. Parlor, Tony Juba takes all the whole experience was an absolute delight. I'm not boasting. But we met Kayla the eagle. Real life. Telepathy. We were blown away really blown away. Many of you listening will know we're talking about eight by the share number of American Premier League fans who made the trip over just like us. I mean, we all weekend we met dozens and dozens of Americans from all over this country, many talked about how they haven't heard the primarily even like five years ago, but a full and so fast and hard just crave. The opportunity to savor it together often with their loved ones that I partner that best mate large groups going over just to save writ live and in person. Southland was genuinely genuinely crawling with Americans. Yeah. I think a lot of Americans go to almost end up Palestine state because is slightly easier. Ticket to get tickets, awesome and taught them and Chelsea. But I tell you so many American Mutual's end up supporting Tottenham, I could make a much better case for an American neutral to support Crystal Palace, quite a minute. The else rose they play. In red and blue. So if you're a red person and the blue person or your team in back in America played read, although you can always choose palace create memories at stave forever bit like jerk, chicken, we Saturday stayed with me forever. We'll tons at Stanford bridge Dave tended, Jeff, oh p lots of Jeff Abe's over there. I mean, there are a lot of tourists at Stanford bridge. We met GOP's from Belise rugs. But many blazes is on in believes it may not be on legally beliefs. But it does seem to be on. It was amazing to me all Jeff apiece. Thank you to everyone. Who said hi to us Ross. It was amazing to take you to Stanford bridge. We gained before you've stayed there before he'd never seen a game there before I always told you even though sort of has somewhat menacing songs shed. And we'll welcome you where your blue say through we'll knife you. Honest, thin ever minute that crackers around that place to my northern his is I really felt it. We're particularly the pleasure. We had the pleasure. I'm using the right would pleasure of same by to Chelsea fans. I mean, you can't would you describe them because they're moving your architect. Didn't quite in the stunned. I just knew Ayrshire keep my mouth show. I'll lose you muck. It you don't know what you're doing that sort of awful negative family. Chelsea's performance wasn't worth a lot of positivity, but the constant negative screaming. They didn't appreciate the work. Mr David Louise, put out spend essentially, spend, these two guys spend the whole match screaming at that players with one of two commends if they didn't have the ball. They've just kept shouting squeeze swear. Is the heads. And and if Chelsea did the bull they were both squirrel in unison. Scrudem skit him in a way, which really reminded me of what ching fight when I was in school where people shine out. It was it was Colosseum ask it really was you you quickly told me that you didn't. Appreciate just how quiet voices, right? Your your quiet voice is so ridiculously loud. I can't believe you actually, I didn't boy if they'd got if you'd have basically had you head kicked in there for you at that moment, it was your own fault because loudly he was saying things, but I also by the awful stadiums. Have these are not unique to Chelsea world's. But these the football fans who just actors though, they are so much better number one that better physically than any of the players athletically than any of the players on the pitch out of not to see these factual is down there, frankly, read specialties, and Secondly, the tactically they know so much more than either managers or anybody all football teams have these people to hit them both screaming at Eden as hard. Plenty. I mean looking at them which I did on this first half. I looked to them both more than a look to the game. Because it was just amazing to me the as had the ability to become one of the top five players in the world lacking. As he does just a footballing genius of these two. Imagine how good he could be. Yeah. They should I must say brain transplant come into if we could get as as large buttocks and ability to controllable and just use it with. With these two honestly, Stephen Hawkins' level football. I and they just they can't lead. They left early in the end. They would just infuriate the team. And they did last words I would just say mold same old evident fan. I with the do to have Chelsea same old same old. But it was just a remind daily snus. How much English football plays a role in allowing people to just let it all out by all. I mean, most of its number of football related furious journal came on June just said when we watch West Ham funds, go mud with their t don't think that's really an anger. That's located in football more fury that builds up frankly in all of US, June the work. Yeah. I also this is unique to English football. I think we reminded when we go over. I think it's actually one of the joys of Americans watching initial all young let all of their jealousies and their own like, you know. Problems in their own like regular, cotillion lives like getting away of their football fan of. But we see it like American college football fans how everything in their life plays out in in the fantasy there founder of their teams as. Also, met some brilliant people over that rush. We we mustn't just focus on those two louts at Chelsea working with an amazing team from visit Britain CeCe Roach Ghana's finest from visit Britain, she's an amazing woman. Rush, just endless enthusiasm for Britain mole wine Christmas. Just one of the most sincere Oxy Anthony, Joshua and Reuben Wall Street should have very television show, another person should have their own television show, your wife fell in love with Dr Chris Willis, he should be doing normally many blazes Jillian Marin, I would love this. This guy was a colossus giant from Jillian outside a London thing. It's the only professional football team in the county can ease proper land. Trump allot lives lives for is boozer forgetting to boozer drinks is just in America. Just in a road trip across America. Tell me tell me I'll proudly. Chicago. He's in a bow an American Batum. They couldn't drink a pitcher bear in three minutes to which Chris just look to this guy. Shouted you now English. And down down the whole thing down the whole thing. And then we drove in silence about twenty seconds. And then he goes. Puked but one. Prided if you just survive still gonna beaches, the I loved his thing, I love being English. I love bigger because nobody wants us to win anything. I'd love that. That was his greatest joy, grayish joy. I mean, he loves being this loves people. Hey, English peop-. And that's the pleasure. We get pleasure from following England. The football team around the world be also traveled with Jillian tiny Gillingham. If you've not heard them do not worry. Listen they're in league want. They may be younger and comers. But third and on Wednesday night tomorrow night. He's going to be one minutes. Proudly thirty two jillion fans who will make eight six hour all the driving up to the northern reaches near the wall separates us from the world ings there by Hartlepool is way way up north. No, it's like Sundell in way. And boy you doing why would you go? What what would make you take six hours to watch a in? Game of football in the middle of nowhere mouth on Wednesday. No. And you gotta drive all the way back to work. He dot precisely. He said he and his mates. Look at the schedule every season to Mark off what he calls the torture games the ones furthest away on the most inconvenient night against the crap is teams in the woods places. And those are the ones that they know they're going to go to prove their love for Jillian him and asked him why he said why did you do that? 'cause we're juuling on way, which is his version of crap in the woods, which have realized afterwards is probably close to anyone is just the essence of football fund them because we're Jillian. One of this. He loved the Premier League. But he was just as excited about talking about Cambridge United this geeze Lii in the top about boss Lona that was he just loves football. Just loves loves football. He did EKO ecstatically excited about games and scores from teams and leagues had never even. Roach talking foot will find them we will suspend phenomenal knife with Mr. Arlo, he's not seraglio in a classic old Mayfair boozer, the running horse. It was a beer fueled night is being turned into a television special special special airing December tenth of five thirty pm. It was so good. Although Roger always he's such a remarkable joy fill man to sit with him. I'm if you this football year and him pick his favourite from yearly plans have all time. It was one of my favourite nights of the year. Not just gave me a chance to face to face with amount about Chicago Bears. We're both we're both planet to be a Super Bowl, Terry. Karen? And the boys are they're going to win it all, but the whole night, the TV taping may I realized afterwards fullish cruel snubs, we've received your previous pundits at the pope and the whole trip the Premier League, we can which I think is more and more new book lists there. Listen, I think this is a trip to the. Galapagos, but we're poised for Dave to do experience it with you may is it true Julian on I realized after my little book on the floor. Hey, my Ted I feel like I've just felt Britain in all of age Buea, its complexity and diversity, and I feel vibrant. It was compelling feel alive. All of this Roach, Stephen visit Britain, we're going to release of content over the next three months short films Roach of actress, and Chelsea, and of course, Roger versus English breakfast. Only one man was left. Standing was not the actual bipeds. We got much much more states to our social media channels will that content. Okay. Raj. One of the biggest stories while we were in Britain move me the one hundred hundred Serie of armistice Fain marking the end of the first World War. I won't raise. My first second butter the day to the all new of being in England for remembrance and on one hundred version since your miss this was signed. It was it was incredibly moving to save all to experience all the Fisher memorials the line the streets of London and to be football grounds on a weekend. When every game kicked off by remember news, you'd lost their lives in the own forces to film, director Doney boil the trains point genius oversaw a remarkable project, which is really haunting me eat went to work. Have you seen this David with hundreds of artists across Britain, so beautiful and on putting all of those pictures of those soldiers in the sand. Yes. So you went to thirty two beaches across the country and with hundreds of artists and rakes they drew into the beaches enormous portrait the faces of men who gave their lives in the first World War. The beaches being the point of embarkation for those familiar never came and foulland's of British people came out just to commune around these faces as they were washed. Away by the wave. They were seen by millions. There's a film beautiful film about Twitter feed from the BBC. It was such a creative way of memorializing commemorating about making communal meaning but fan blood fam- raise my glass, because it was also Veterans Day hair a different kind of day. But makes me think about many of the same thoughts. Ultimately that I want to say today's you serve and those who sacrificed all I can say is in the normal things. Yeah. I spent Sunday evening with my dad down south London going through old photographs of his father, Walter Davies who served basically, you so engineer building trenches info down like count. Imagine like what an awful spending Typos little underground, essentially roads. And then pictures of my mother's father will impeach James commissioned on his eighteenth birthday into the army in nineteen sixteen entire graduating class eighteen years old one hundred went and signed up by Christmas a little than with that. Except for my grandfather, he went into the role flying corps year later. Commissioning there served a year flying somehow survived for a sort of a miracle. Others were not so lucky bravery, the loss of life fifty to one hundred million people off their lives throughout the world during that war Roach awful I landed Roach reading so moved by the beautifully conducted services to commemorate almost stay rose, the one hundred ten of us almost to stay and. Arrive back in California, literally the smoke from the fire so visible out of the right side of the plane landed and just so moved by also the bravery of the firefighters, not only the California firefighters now being joined by firefighters over the country. Tremendous affect what California's had to deal with over the last last month. Just absolutely shocking Roach. I'm just moved by the brave firefighters just feel so awful any Jeff appease affected by the FIS, either northern California, all southern California. Just terrible stuff. Raunch big show to the mighty everyone elder who lost his, hey, just awful to watch. We send our love to everyone in California wishes for bed days ahead and those looking to support that disaster should Google California community foundation welfare relief fund, ROY now, courage. Okay. To the football. We start off the mantis Darby man city three man. United won pets. Put on another footballing Mazda. Classic crosstown rival starting the twelve minute when that grand canary born palpable dabid Silva, thumped home from close range, silver, FOX, Raj. Sent shockwaves through the international barbershop community Sergio Aguayo doubled elite just after halftime. But just seconds after being introduced as fifty seventh meets substitute Romley. Lukarco was hold down by Edison inside the box allowing Tony Maciel to pull back the United in conjure memories of Marino to gold comeback win loss season that yet AB but in the eighty sixth minute ill couldn't one put the game beyond doubt by capping. Hypnotize ING forty four past move city state, keep Manchester decidedly sky blue I want to say this. When I grew up city fans, many of them are mates. They dreaded the Dobie just constantly braced like some fans for bare-bottom spanking had this one despite. Despite all run of last minute heroics symbolize, but not dramatic glory champion Ziegler in you've enters. What's really any suspense? Oh, shock the outcome. David felt like lotta hype. But no surprise especially after poor Popa was a late injury scratch. Yeah. Gonna tell you wrote for mentioned to Dhabi. I don't remember going into Manchester Dhabi with this little suspense. It's all I mean, man city is almost feel phony war game. What we know that man city going to win the title. And no he's going to stop them. When we've got a semblance of the close race and Man United having come back a little bit over the last few weeks. But I don't think anybody expected the red hall of Manchester to win this one. And so it was from the office cities tiny golden Smurfs just tool they really did with relish upon you know, it'd really odd mid it was like gigantic cumbersome Tiki heads thrown into the midfield. It was Fellini. It was matych Herrero were similar in their city and eighty seven percent of the ball in the first eleven minutes. Eighty seven percent in Manchester, Darby working those flanks. To mention United could barely barely touch the ball and reminds stringer poles together. What the city they score early goes what they concede. I always in the first half in recent times. No surprise on forty minutes. It was Bernardo Silva just better and better every game. So aware of space and time davits, silver so deliberate so resource when the ball came to him, I love Dali whites commentary east when the bull drop to silver scream Silva, surely a lovely piece of commentary before the Spaniard blessed fourth in his last five appearances, and you could just tell from Silva's response to the go. He's normally say chill. You laugh. See giggles on occasion. But he charged away with a mania a frenzy in his celebration. He just tell city one Hyper-motivated they wouldn't football anymore. They were hopped up predators. Stay lethal plan that they just executed. Yeah. Also when all silver surely. That could have referred to Bernardo Silva that Silva all Sergio Aguayo on this day with his new Cup. This was astonishing Ninety-six city possible before they managed to school in that same time period, forty minutes. Manchester United Moise Manchester hit him in the gold standard SIL for football clubs around the world. They had post the ball in these forty minute six times. How bereft how incapable how impotent they were. I would set up to be to be. But that that level of incompetence Davis. Astonishing to watch. I mean looking Man United. Let's face it. Recent good performances have been about that offense looking into gear when I say their offense. I mean Maggio kicking into gear a little bit of one matter at the back. They've been suspect all year Roach states feel I haven't had much to toll and math full-on figure in your sort of like the heart of man United's midfield when we would stump for bridge. Just so a massive massive portray of just outside the stadium where he had a trophy in his hand. Wearing blue. And he was smiling. Dave smile. It looks like a different person. I mean, a completely different person. Yeah. We'll look he was playing alongside and go say you can get away with a lot more playing in front of that Chelsea backline, you can get away with a lot more. But he is so guilty. All the time of not tracking runs off the ball. Have. He's very immobile. And it's not like he's doing anything going forward either. He's become a for me. I think that match has become he's become sort of a an albatross around the neck of this Man United huge amount of money spent on him and not a law return, but I have to keep fielding him. And it was no surprise when city made it to nil after cool interchange between mirrors and Guera blitz. The bully really daddy blitz the ball through Devitt, the hair I've to ask you mentioned that what do you think as a man of some style? And a man who still thinks about Hannah way I've long given up contemplate of the new. Guerra hack the voluntary great on Alex antastic, I-, voluntary gray. That's almost like that's close to full and Terry bull Roach. Looks absolutely fantastic. I mean, he's not gonna keep key for very long. I doubt that this will get to the nineteenth game with the Premier League season. It is a little look a friend of mine, Tracy bone. You know, who's our believe it or no we have a hairstylist. He does the places show. She's a top Barbara has run barber shop, she's consistent. She wrote to me I world collided. This Sergio grow Hecker is weeping the world in terms of the barbershop community. It's like big big big big meal in turn puck cost having places Tracy borough in his commenting on family fading to me, it looks like a healthy, by the way. That's a very good idea. Why are we not doing a healthy Pete Davidson, one of my my main regrets and only regrets in life is never have an opportunity to go. Great. He was David burner. The took. Hedge was a first gray haired guy hanging has died. And I was I won a one that. And he's my only regret about bulled life about going bold. I'd love I love the bold life. But I was never able to grain stage. Regretted? You don't have any great heady attorney Hambro. Of the head. It's any great because plenty of mine is. Yeah, this is Tony flacco take. But it's not like when you look at when David Byrne, you can Google with gray hair. Just as a kid. I looked at one that want comb white bring you on and it will never come to pass. And in this game Tim came into pas to. They've been the comeback kings. Really yet. They weren't ten points out the last four games, but they didn't know by playing intelligent or cunning collective dunnit. We've just streetfighting comebacks Macy marshy, Al, occasionally, pumper inspired rash. But on occasion, when they were behind and had no choice, but to attack don't like going clue heated. Tell individuals don't get me wrong in that squad. But collectively they graze has been resilient say. So enjoy dispensed Lukac of my dog house. Don't can't we said this inspired oddly so many players to greatness and within twenty nine seconds impact. With fell booed at just a board food. A lonely mischievous Edison, you I think you always did this on purpose. Just to keep things. Interesting. Brought the big Belgian down needlessly in the box marshy. Al contractually obliged to the penalty. You know? It's only shown golem penalty. That's another status mind blame it says at a one shot from that penalty. But on this day, the beano combat and we've got to we're going to talk about cities goal, David vaunted exquisite human mind meld of forty four passes led to the Goodwin. Go almost almost new manatee goal. One Roach always saying, you anybody go. It's one of the third passes before premier legal took one minute. Fifty five seconds woman. It fifty seconds in which meant chest. United did not touch football. That's two point one three percent of the match. It was an unbelievable speller possession on without the goal. It was establishing opiate abetted by United willingness to press. What the jazz combo take turns to riff and improv. So each genius known winter step into tail off how to integrate perfectly finished with Bernardo Silva. Good now, finding gunderman for the explosive finish, but mind melding bodies in sync executing poetically executing idea that was perhaps the perfect crystallization of all pet Guardia stems and it's dominant city, and it's why watch this team and you look at it. And he thinks spite the close race as I said, it's a phony wall this how can this team be beaten? They not only the best team in England. One of the best teams in Europe rush. Yeah. I mean, this go what GM was how much it feels to have sexual thing. It really was. L even the week talking about to speak to shaggy Roach. I think he felt threatened by me and crouching on his on this earth. But Guardiola it left off is coaching being described by former boss eliminate defend that Danielle van as quote better than sex. And when he was asked very very adroitly just leaned into the microphone and said Pap said I prefer the sex by four, but he is such a perfectionist. He is deep thinker. I've come to realize the hood again that he will again, very stubbornly stuck to the hood Digan the posing as a hood again efficient. Oh, I've realized I think he brings out hood again because he knows it. No human can be perfect and the control freak that is pep Guardiola. He wants to choose imperfection the hood again is pep Guardiola only, imperfection. And so it came to pass the end of that game like a scene in the war movie where the victims stand on the smoking corpse, Phil battlefield. It's the death, rattles and bones of their vanquished enemies. Finish. We're rows showboating little rows and matter just the moral good. This matter counseling, his younger opponent on the field that kind of behavioral comeback to and team which it will. But I'm fascinated. Drove back from the game. We listen to the end of this on the radio as you went to curry house in Brit lane. And all the tool about marine was if he was a Dead Man Walking the same radio on the way to the game have been lauding Marino for his Juventus win took in about how jobs as good his groove back now Scholley, but as, you know, heated seven points, four twelve point of leaders city and equidistant twelve points relegations in Cardiff City. I want to hear what you think about this. Staving ref AL hunt. Eckstein the journalist tweeted convincing Manchester United supporters that he can't possibly do any better with this team is marina's biggest managerial feet in recent weeks. How does he do it? There are very very good teams. I still think Man United finish top six, and you can make a case plan by plan for certainly man city, certainly livable, but also for arsenal Tottenham, and Chelsea that that better man for man across the entire starting eleven the entire slow that one of the top six best teams in England. But they don't have any plan. Terrifies you every single other one of his rivals has a plant terrifies. You has a star star plan right now into to form Man United this big team. They don't have a real star plan, polka certainly not being that in the primarily and the most damning stat is that Joshi. Marina is overseeing a team with a negative goal difference. Of the twelve game unheard of. I mean right now he's acting like manage got one motivational poster in his office. And it just says don't give me solutions. Give me problems. That's never gonna never I mean United. They are like nonprofit we've aboard avatar executive director the board. No after fire him, but they just have the energy to undertake another job search. They know they need to do it. But they're all trying to pretend that he's the guy 'cause this morning. It was a mismatch. I mean, it comes I should say this comes after a week in which city been exposed for financial duping in the Football League's German newspaper does Spiegel revealing that city broken UEFA fair play rules, and then some and then threatened you Eva when challenged on it the fact that they've not been fighting a fan fight. Dave does it de legitimize in euros? Financial play rules are so so tricky, I think your own club at it's got in some trouble few weeks. It doesn't really Thomas it made. No. I mean, I'd say the measure markup of fear peps tenure in the primarily is we should despise city. They should be disgusting to us for what they've done, but they play football CEO beautifully. Uh-huh. Intricately emotionally. It's hard. Not to admire what he's done even think Everton did have two point six billion to blow the Manchester City still been thing they could build what peps created two teams anyway operating on different levels. I'm sorry. Manchester. United on those levels are not even close. It's a chasm avoid schism the asteroid. The you love David AJ, one two nine the past two million six hundred fifteen thousand miles for mirth was probably closer to our planet. Then United to city right now, my closing point. They says no even the best game in the Premier League anymore. How how awesome versus United used to be the big game and that was replaced by United Chelsea which pass the baton to United city? I think we're living in a world right now. David west city Liverpool is now the game. They clips his all others liberal. They beat Fulham to nil goes on either side of half-time from most Saleh and Swiss Joe dirt show, Dan, Shaquir receipt. Jurgen Klopp side state, unbeaten they've picked up thirty points in that opening twelve criminal gangs Roach that joint best total at this stage in the competition. Fulham meanwhile, remain rooted to the bottom of the table, pull manager sluggish you kind of she said pre-game, I'm not scared Liverpool to which we both look to the I should have been. They've is five points for now. Opening eleven games conceding twenty nine goals now in the protest you and I watch this game. We're at Chelsea in the press box, and he's look to me, and we'll own my God. This is like watching a live. Beheading would just not as good and livable. Just you knew they were going to beat Fulham Fulham actually held up a little bit more resistance than I think we thought they were going to live not all right with them right now, they're not they're not clicking watchman city. Play you watch. Livable place is not exactly the same type of the Senate. Yeah. I mean remarkable moment where old Liverpool did flicker into life is the first goal Fulla Mitch of in the scoring at least Heathrow yet Weaver signature head of. And it was ruled offside Allison the free kick so quickly. The bull was suddenly we've in two passes right down the field in moose Ellis feet. Lightning-quick old Liverpool. Pre Red Star Belgrade style codes counterattacking and Sal up bore down on go and finish weekly crew. Go from Fulham perspective just nine seconds of the Fulham's was disallowed at the other end life, so cruel when you down. So as when you down kicking the nuts, and she carry you love him, scored the second stunningly Robertson sandwich. You believe what co- hero? He's become in such a short time. There David these amazing what he's done that. And these I mean, he could become a livable legend chicanery playing that role playing around so many. Players playing between the lines. I mean, I wouldn't have imagined. What a perfect Liverpool play would be. But he really is a perfectly plan to mazing easy. The scooter assisted in five of his lost six games in all comes a poet and a list, and the remarkable thing I think about cloth as a communicator as he has been clear with chicanery when he arrived what role he would be able to play and credits, you Kerry because he's been help to subsume as evil predilections and just focus on the good. And that good is for the good of the team. Okay. Roach now to the two games were at starting with Chelsea nil. Evanson mill what started as a fairly dull affair that's an insult dollar fares. Sparked your life in the second half, Marcus Alonso went closest but was denied by Jordan. But I'm the post in the end a point of pieces. Chelsea stay on beaten, a more importantly as my and Yagan mice the full told last week, Raj we returned home withdrawal an friendship intact. I ever plays. Erica live and in the flesh. And I was thrilled by the breached on this. They didn't tell you this. But I felt like a polo creed about to fight Ivan gerege going into that one. The result was going to be about the same. What do you mean? You didn't tell me you told me that one hundred. Didn't tell you enough to. Couldn't tell you for football. It was epic crap. Turn to our angry loud Chelsea living fans by a halfway through the first often. I I think the two teams are trying to crappy and he just responded immediately. Yeah. And right now that both winning. It was amazing Everson did to shut down. Joe Gino, Dave and forced David Louise to be the playmaker. Well by the might yet. Congratulations to him. But this is what several teams have done against Chelsea this year. And it's it's just maddening Chelsea fans watch and this is where Sarah ball descends into a Benny hill bull Roach. And it's just watching avid Louise actors Chelsea's playmaker inability to go and find the pass even the past makes just locked it up to such an extent that there's no way the person who sees them on the wind can actually beat us, ma'am, washing Murata, get offside again, and again, and again, and again, just terrible very little movement. Eden Assad had another slant off game he's going through a little bit of a dip in form right now. Coach didn't have. Game either rush just just pull over a love the Chelsea Chen, the Ross Barkley thinks. Ms about both teams. But it was the second half about where you put the vice on felt like ago was coming this corner after corner, but whenever you got the ball on gold little Jordan Pickford flung himself across the goalmouth like a six year old plane bravely and big goals for the first time. We had Murata not mentioned so much time off side like a footballing Bob living life in the upside down. It's amazing to me when he's out to you on site. He spends more time off side in the game. Then he does, you know world huge point Vava ten believe it's only marketing silvers second-ever on the road against the big six huge point in context of this imbalance, primarily this was a first home points top four team dropped against non big six club this season. What my lasting memory is Dave the so much anger in Stamford Bridge in it surrounds, post-game true venting anger, which is an emphasis on the stand. You team still in third place. That's still unbeaten. But it's like you such a boom and bust nature to being Chelsea fan. You're constantly poised between the glory and despair once you've tasted the former top four feels dead inside. Yeah. We want everything Roche the only point is winning the legal winning the Champions League everything else. It'd be nice to euro. It'd be it'd be nice to win. The FA Cup wanted. Lost you nice to win it again the cariballo Cup. I don't think we want wanted since it's been called to care about Cup. Rajabi nice to win. You wanna see your team play great football? And that's being so Mars Chelsea complain much better than that. It was frustrating. Frankly, I'm Evanston that MS one despite how great you feel about the point. I think if I could have that back the way Chelsea played thing they could have won that. So I can't wait for that press conference where Gary k hill ahead of the Cariboo Cup. Final looks in the camera, and we're gonna win this wom- for Chelsea fans. You really love caribou. Exactly, exactly. We should do it. Okay. The other game. We're at Roach. Crystal Palace nil. Tottenham one we saw twenty year olds Spurs defender. Hawn Foyt show tremendous bounce back. Ability Roach, heading home, the games lone goal in the sixty six minute. Just a week after conceding clumsy penalties on his debut. Scrappy. Wind keeps Spurs in fourth place. I think Tallus little unlucky a sloppy game difficult conditions, lashing rain, and it was amazing to see for the scapegoat last week. Redeem himself in just as second Premier League. He's lived all the emotions and even more say amazing for poverty to boy, the young centrebacks confidence by starting again. There's there's not many Premier League manages who would have made that statement that could've taken that risk to me that statement, and he was rewarded because I it was just slinging that ball around like a season pasta. And I love to see all the players the player after we cleaned up corner slot with his. Head just hug him. Embrace him. You lose fac- beam like a bomb. It's for boy coming of age today. I am a man always going to be a struggle for pellet without Wilfried Zaha. They very late scratch. This is a team this season plain bad without Wilfred saw. But that hasn't always been the case. I actually thought palace played very very well max, my he's an impressive play. Rod. She's getting his primarily feats around him thought sold off again came on late and looked just look dangerous. Just was something that large large attacking number nine. Just tough any defenders defenders around the world to to deal with and impressed again by one another one of those kids concrete Catalonia one of those London boys defensively has some work to do offense always dangerous though. I'm an I I like a lot about this kind of steam Kamba lead. How far down the table. I cannot believe that they're gonna finish this badly. I think there are so many teams in the Premier League Wilson them. What would the knowing me if I was appellate van was just how I set pieces whole game terrible. I mean, most of them came off the full of Andros Townsend who favored a flat drive onto the head of the navy. Spurs defender thing that best performance on this David came from ROY. Hodgson what Jim STAN tool at age courageous for ninety minutes in the rain. It was total total here to me and huge credit Spurs who they must've been exhausted five games in twelve days. Their best start to a Premier League season despite its all the Despites despite the Wembley nightmare despite a new stadium disasters despite the injuries the new new signings. The exhaustion five straight away wins is remarkable feat for any club, okay arsenal. One waltz won an eighty six minute and Mika -tarian goal rescues appoint Niamh recite who had trailed since the thirteenth minute. When Ivan below put the Kremlin biggest cork exporters ahead arsenal extend their UNB. Eaten running competitions to sixteen matches. But they've drawn their last three in the league. And are only one of two primarily teams who have yet to lead a game at half time. This season wolves meanwhile, managed to put a ton of cake on a recent run of poor results. Three match losing run comes to an odd game. I mean, arsenal say generous at the bat will school because of a terrible jacket mistake. My Lord that plays Kollwitz. He's always going to have a mistake in him. And the Pat loin throughout the also but line incredibly generous Burnley was excellent he was called upon but we have to also credit. Also, we've always said for years on this podcast. They lack grit they lack spine and to credit them because it was a stunning to watch him some in the ability to fight way back into this. I mean they were way off their MU they were not clicking. And they tend the cautioned the end lacquer hit the post, and it was dipping cross Mikka -tarian is I goal since March. Let's just pretend that he meant and a mixed emotions also for wolves funds. They hit the bar at the death. Will probably rue the copious amount chances. They blew on the counter, but as new more than ever that it was manager seems to like a guru and sound like a holy man said to come to the Ritz and be disappointed with the point. That is a statement by wolves Newcastle to bomb won the tune. When the second on the bounce behind a salmon run on double all of a sudden pulley regicide or up to fourteen. Yes. Salomon run dump born again, inspired. Various I by yet. Lynn storm down the flying a fine. American pullback to serve the Venezuelan who double thanks to a thumping. Don't of a header boomers drag themselves back into it in that alone. Green then managed to Mississippi. So back to back defeats for bomber and back about winds for Newcastle. Wilco Matt Davey. Okay. How does one West Ham won the terrier stay nineteen after a seventy minute goal from the band? Canceled out Alex, crickets, six minute long range roller. These these points. We didn't expect to see how to get. Yeah. And I think the home funds said it was a goalie didn't expect either the first one they've seen by ahead. This field player on the home turf. For seven hundred twenty six long minutes. I'll purchase again, David another unexpected result card of city to Brighton. One roach. Ben, uncle broilers figuratively and occasionally literally city win behind a ninetieth minute soul. Bamba when Neil Warnock side now on eight points with Crystal Palace and Southampton but still in the relegation zone on goal difference. I love Neil Warnock's comments post game after his team posted their second wind. He told the interviewer the chairman's going to be looking for your now to it's the interviewer ost with you to which wore not replied, no only for a holiday. Hamson one what I wanna controversial draw Saint marriage wrote the saints took the lead through another Gabby Edina twenty minute and looked to doubled their lead in the second half through Charleston strike that goal though was incorrectly. Disallowed by referee. Simon Hooper who thought it glanced off on oxide, Maya Yoshida and in the second minute Jose Hala bass snatched equalizer for the orange. Thank goodness, Mark us and Chazal Ston the understanding type. Leicester city. Neil Burnley, nila points of peace on what was an emotional debt king power. The FOX's first home game since the helicopter crash that killed owner v shy. See what proper and four others outside the ground two weeks ago. She's really a memorial service where the ceremonial football match attach the game was honestly, besides the point of the words of the gracious Burnley manager, Sean Dyche, and he was right. It was a emotion Laden day less. Does I home game after the tragedy, and the chant champions of England you made a sing that echoed out hauntingly across the failed through our game, which took place after thousands of fans at March from the center of the city to the king power led by players, including Harry, Maguire, James medicine and the king. Matty, James players weren't of less does matchday squad. And as a preached the ground the rainbow to cross the sky, which is a fitting symbol a Ray of light on a dog. Okay. In MLS. The conference finals a set off to this weekend semifinal second legs in the east Atlanta defeated NYC FC, they'll take on Saporta shield winners New York red bulls who overcame a first leg deficit to see off Columbus Crew and in the west it's Portland versus Kansas City, Portland. Sore red hot Seattle trademark, pending on penalties and sporting KC. Dispatched Ray, also like the pull gay was amazing. But the big story lines of these playoffs lived out east. All hail know heated who silence the growing doubts about their form post tattoo Martina. And is I'm going to leave announcement by pummeling truly and sadly lost them. Why CFC you haven't really recovered finale manager, Patrick Vieira, decamping midseason the five stripes when I play the other New York team the Hrubesch breast red bulls you're able to conquer their mental demons in the playoffs to fend off. Columbus crew. Who's manager? Gregg berhalter. Is expected to become the new US coach imminently insert excitement and eagle screech here. Those games kickoff. Next Sunday, November twenty fifth check local listings. Okay. You're international break weekend. Not another one Roach. Looks like this it starts Thursday from Wembley stadium. The Blee as England USA L plays Erico two point zero at three PM eastern time on ESPN two. Let's hope for another nil nil. Draw the US then take on Italy next Tuesday at two forty five pm eastern time on f s one while England return to Asia nations league action surprisingly, enjoyable UEFA nations league playing Croatia. That's a big game at nine AM eastern time Sunday. Okay, raj. Let's take it prophetic shot of my stuff and glimpse into the future. What does your aching Meister telling you room? That won't put some hair on my chest. I'm excited for the youth to Jordan Sanjay make his first start for England. I'd love I'd love don't think this is going to happen. But I'd love to see Jonathan Klinsmann yorgen, son. Good Jonathan who's just been called into the squad goalkeeper to face England in Italy to what Jim England failed all Thome leading goal scorer and DC United legend longtime DC United living legend, Wayne Rooney attribute, which will say as turning this football a bit inside out over that huge outcry many believing it's a mockery of international football to bring way Rooney back as a late substitute for ten minutes. Play. I will say the wildfires in California and everything that's going on in the world right now. My y-y-you agrees may there are bigger things to to stress free cower about. But I think the score is going to be. No, not good for the US myemma used to say, why won't reveal the school for patriotic reasons. But then it's going to be one of the greatest patriotism nationalism. Dave Sarah can says. Coming back. I think we should say one hundred percent because the game is charity and involves Wayne release charities. 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Caught Offside: Manchester Derby

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Caught Offside: Manchester Derby

"Caught offside with Andrew gumming and JJ Davani. Total number west side of Manhattan, Ed regarding J, J vani what's up in? Not as pumped as I thought. It'd be pump for the podcast. I think this is going to be a grid podcast as always people have been looking forward to it since we didn't have a Monday one. But that Manchester Darby just fell a little bit short on. You were hoping you were invested in it in a way that last night. I played glory glory mandated. In a way to kind of some some kind of footballing voodoo to attack city who do you think? Manchester United fans prefer to see when the title city mall easily. No, I say easily I don't know in Manchester, certainly mine United fans from back home and Arlon, whereas rabid as anyone they don't want to see every. So this is kinda like, you know, if you're a Yankee fan, would you rather see the Red Sox or Mets and most Yankee fan? I you know, what I actually don't know what they would say. I don't know what it's either. Probably. Yeah. I don't know because the Mets winning right on their doorstep. Right. Which is the case with Manchester, Neang, Manchester. So yeah, but Manchester, the Manchester's are lot closer together than the Boston's in the New York's if you know what I mean this distance wise, your bump, your bumping into more Manchester people in Liverpool. People more crossover interesting we're gonna talk about that game. And all that did and did not happen in it into days. Manchester Darby a win for city a huge win for city. We'll get into there's been a lot of action over the weekend. Some the battle for the top four is insane. And nobody wants it. Well, not nobody Spurs. They've pushed themselves to the front of the queue. Nobody excuse me. I'd like more soup that is the voice in which we speak. So we'll talk about that. We've got a mail bag actually haven't seen any of the mail bag. I didn't I did my thought one word of it. I gotta be honest with you will be able to react on the hop. Most of these. Let's see we have a big what to watch for consisting of some premier leagues and we've got red card man of the match should be fun. I do want to start out by saying a couple of things first off we never ever do this. But I want to push people a lot of people listen to this podcast solely off of downloading it from the ESPN FC feed on I tunes or apple podcasts. Wherever you get your podcast. And that's great. Thank you for finding us there. And for. And for sticking with us. I'm sure that was probably our introduction to a lot of people from the SPNFZ feed shore. But we also do have our own podcast channel as well. So when you get the chance try to just subscribe to the caught the actual caught off side channel. And when you do that just how about a little five star rating and review because they say that that is a thing with metrics that helps our visibility. So also as well what if we do something that we're not gonna put on the FCC feed, but we wanted on the caught off site feed. And we right. We want you all to listen. Here's the thing. I don't wanna make false promises. It's not like we're doing that. Currently. But I think we're waiting to build like once that once we're comfortable enough that the arch channel has enough subscribers to it. Then I would think we would probably wanna start doing exclusive content just on there. And it's easy to find a STAN you don't have to go trolling through any other ESPN FC stuff, you'll find a stair fees. Just search caught off-side what we're on the topic of caught off side. Look this is not an indictment. There's a website out there that is also called caught off site. Yes. And let's just speak to specifically what for better for worse. They went ahead and printed, some kind of article, which I read was terribly put together unsourced off a few Twitter comments about what Liverpool's are supposed to have Liverpool fans supposed to said at the weekend at Cardiff City, which is being denied roundly, and they're caught off side. So all of a sudden, we've got French journalists tagging us saying that we're the ones that disseminated comments about Liverpool fans, which we would never do. First of all, we're not a website. Second of all anything that. We would have said would have been said on Thursdays podcast. Yeah. Here's the thing. We have literally no affiliation whatsoever with that website. And I know you want to not you don't want me to say, but I will. For better for worse. If they write an article that you hate we had nothing to do with it. If they win a Pulitzer for an incredible work of journalism. I'll say right now we had nothing to do with it. They literally not affiliated in any way, shape or form. And quite frankly, I think it's time for us to consider a name change from. Yeah. I mean, this one was hastily put together I came up with it. I got one kind of ma- of agreement from you. And then it was okay. Let's just record and do this. I thought Polly who was liberal fan who got in contact with me was quite measured in her response at Sio soccer pod, you're scum. Just like the sun paper. Which is now when you write back and say, it's not us as their an apology. Oh, no Polly's not for turning the lady in for ternan. I see so on that's particular acting all joking site. It's really hard to hear that when you're living. Find yourself from your own base. The even the idea that someone would think I would make up stuff like that about on E fan base to be honest with you terrible. So we changed the name to. JJ davonte show featuring featuring old Spurs handy. One more thing we'll more thing we're entering our fifth year doing this podcast pretty much this week. This is like the fifth anniversary show, actually, it's essentially it is last week of April in two thousand fourteen. I think was our first podcast. Yeah. So I'm going to try. I've got a few plans that were formulating just to to celebrate that on one of them is we're going to release our top five. Well, how about this? We're just now we're just on. And this is all totally on the fly. And if you hate it, I'll even at it this out. Okay. What if people who are longtime listeners of the podcast as their tunes review submit their favorite memory from the show, and we will do the best that we can go back and find it. And maybe at the end of like a bunch of episodes moving forward. We'll try to. We'll we'll say, hey, so and so gave us a five to five star review, and we'll play and at the end of the podcast. We'll just play like that thing. So many of them are. Gonna be Maradonna gone. Oh, you mean, you mean this? He was simply asked for his opinion on the clock. Tator twelve and did that when he was asked. What do you think? Melissa's developing Taylor. It's not a ringing endorsement, but anyway, you could pick that please don't all pick that God don't do that. But any of your favorite moments from the podcast? Yeah. Leave Nitra review with it. We shall see it. And we'll play it over the next few weeks makes sense. I think that's a good idea. So I bought myself a present by the way for a fifth anniversary. Your birthday is also coming up to what? Yeah. But not for that. It was for the fifth anniversary my favorite one of my favorite players of all time from the nineties. I bought the Nintendo Ninety-Eight ninety-nine fiorentina jersey with Rui Costa on the back. He's one of your favorite what an elegant, man. He could he glided along. Yeah. The pitch like. Nothing I've ever seen with grace and elegance everything about him was he was he had Betty Davis. Okay. All right JJ. Let's get into it. The Manchester Darby was earlier today. It was in doubt briefly. I went on Twitter at around hall timely and Twitter was riddled with videos of water streaming down through in the Old Trafford roof with people suggesting that the game was going to be cancelled and all three points. We're going to be given to Manchester City Victor, Linda mounted Vic Victor Lindelof was in charge of keeping the water from not leaking in. Well, it sounded totally preposterous. And in the end they did play. Rumors. But in the end, the three points were handed to mention Esther city, anyway, JJ, this was I guess we shouldn't be shocked by it from what we've seen from Manchester United as of late. But this was just it was just so not the effort that you thought you would get from a club. Not just looking to prevent one of their biggest rivals from potentially using this. As a major tool to go on to win a title also to try to get themselves back and Champions League contention at man, they just it was like Marino. Manchester United was just flat. So few opportunities. So few chances that I can really think of where they you know, are going forward and some kind of threatening men shot on target and sometimes the saving because lindgaard had the one volley that was kind of a pre like cool attempt rash bird. Argue rash. Furred flashed a shot over the top than there was a semi clearance out of the six year box in the second half. Just after city the opening. Bowl that was from Vincent company, and then then guard was coming in the far site. But generally, Andrew it didn't create very much because not quite apart. From the fact that didn't have the ball an awful lot that midfield plumbed levels of ineptitude that I have rarely seen from Manchester United midfield Pereira. Fred constantly giving the ball away. Fred most notably for the second goal. Pago Pago doing his his kind of. I'm trying really hard. You know, his kind of like lots of lots of lots of movement lots of falling over, but not a lot of product the ball. He played in the first half to Lynn guard for that chance. You talked about was fantastic. And it was one of those things where you're like when Fred and Pereira got the ball give it to about knock it over the top and get Vincent company in foot- race. What Marcus rash? I they weren't able. I mean that is the simplest way to play. And you know, he's born capable of doing it at Luke Shaw's effort for. The for Bernardo Silva gold that opened opened up the game. What was that? Yeah. I was just wondering is he just going to keep like Bernardo Silva just kept driving with eventually just backpedaled into the nets ever going gonna step forward like it lit on FICO. We're we're the guy ends up in the net. Just so poor on, you know, Gary Neville was on sky afterwards saying, well, that's just too. They are that's who this team is about as if that's the case dot is referring the mentoring. You know, he was on about a Roy Keane was on the panel. Which was I mean, the greatest midfielder of the river had we'll talk about a night to have Roy Keane on and he just viscera them on. He talked about Ronin an effort and really putting in effort. Now, they did that in the first half. They tried to press a one point they force company to kick the ball out of the line. But generally Andrew that all went out the window in the second half. They were supine they were spineless they were back to what they were against Everton, which was pathetic. And they, you know, I think if city where. What at full tilt, and I think if sonnet had come on even earlier, it could have been a lot worse for United. How many times do we need to say that about Sunday before like, well, he was understand what he needs to do to become a fixture in the starting. I don't either appoint was made to me on Twitter over the weekend. When I said, I believe he should be starting games on the point was, well, you know, who you dropping sterling Bernardo Silva. Honestly, I think there's a way to put him into the side where you would drop silver, the elder Davidson who was not in the kind of form that you would expect. But certainly, okay he doesn't have to start, but he can come on sooner than the eighty four th minute and the eighty ninth minute, respectively champions e games against Spurs. It was the sixty six when he came was just humming improvement of twenty minutes and he scored. Oh, no, I'm sorry. He scored in the sixty sixty km fifty right, right? And he has that ability to change games. Now. He said that in speaking to Arlo on the boys after the game. He said that you know, there's no issue with Pat P under. Fans that he can't come into the game. When he has so many good players head of him. He's not as it's not as if he sat there thinking while I'm better than him. When I'm better than him on understand that, but I do feel like earlier in the season he paid more of a role and that role was slowly. But surely phased out. Yeah. The thing that I sometimes wonder about is. Okay. If you're not going to be playing so much in the league like maybe that would be for the Champions League. Like, you know, I look at Tottenham and he's hurt now. But Serge aurea basically never starts in the league. But then in championship games. He's kind of a fixture at fullback. Like, you would think. Okay. Where's the chance that we can rotate the squad and get Sante into playing ninety minutes in at least one of these guys. I still believe that if pep had it to do all over again to bring on signing would have started in the first the first leg against Tottenham and made no sense. Not to I don't know. They played league Sunday starting the second leg. Yeah. But to broin started the Brighton GAM beforehand. He started can't remember. They're still Crystal Palace before it really before that too. And then all of a sudden, he's not playing against bars. It's it was super. We're very there's no way around. I wanna go back a little bit to something that you said that Gary Neville said about the squad from chest United. Maybe this is just who they are. I think there's some truth to that. I go on. Well, okay. I mean, how much of things really changed? So under Marino. They were this dour underachieving group of players and then social came in and suddenly they weren't. And we all kind of wondered why a lot of analysis said really doing a lot of the same things of Reno is. But guys are just executing now. And now they're of not against here's what we're looking at social the job officially on March twenty eighth since then United played seven games five in the league two in the Champions League. He's one two against Waterford and West Ham. Neither one of those were convincing and he's lost all the other five. And if you wanna go back even a little further he actually lost both of the games. Leading up to his hiring and Cup one against wolves. And the two nil against arsenal. So in their last nine games they've won two and they've lost seven including getting bounce from two Cup competent. Yes. So as the worst record since eighty one, so what would we be saying if this was any other club where what remove the flashy names, Marino club, legend, soul shy remove all that? And let's just pretend this was some other club. What would we be saying? Oh, well, they got the new manager bounce out settled back to the the mean. Yeah. But why are Manchester United that much different? But that's with anyone else who they are. I will get to this in my red card section in more debt put it's because of the narrative that's been spun he's calming and he's put a smile under faces. And we've heard all this nonsense about the United way, which is total an her. It's not real. It's not something that exists. The United way first of all under Furby was white men wingers a creative and a holding center midfielder, a an attacking force with striker and somebody like Eric tonight in the team. Dot that was the first Iranian the was another United where where there were quite dour played five in midfield and often paid vista Royal Fronton his own that was the second ration-. There's not just one way of playing the way the United way onto Furby was what winning. That's what it was. But we were spun this narrative that he's going to come in. They're going to understand what it is to play for Manchester United. They're going to wear the club blazer. There's going to be no headphones. There's going to be none of that. It's all going to there's going to be this cultural chain, let's not act like United with Rooney with Rinaldo with skulls with Beckham weren't playing more gigs work playing a more exciting. But it wasn't one thing. It wasn't villian. Like there was so many different ways. There was Rinaldo playing white as winger and then ranaldo playing white as wing or but a goal scoring winger who scores thirty-something goals in a season. There was all these different elements. That wasn't just one way. What was really good players on a manager that was able to transpose his anger, and his I suppose his motiva-. Onto the field. That's what it was. Then we haven't seen that with only gonna soldier. He's Cohen on. He's allowed the players to express themselves on. I'm sure after Marino. And what we saw like we saw from the sky cameras the fallings out, and they just the toxic. Atmosphere that he created around the clock. I'm sure when someone comes in that's fresh-faced and bubbly and compliant too glories of the past that lifts a team. But now, where's the coaching Andrew? Yes. Dive request what I'm saying. And I will I will get to this at the later on. But you know, you can talk about the United way all you want. There's no United way that says you play Victor Lindelof in a white position against the wall and watch him get his bum handed to against Everton. It was shocking. It was it was disgraced you know. There's no there's no United way. This is your goal keepers. Probably the best goalkeeper in the world is no conceding record high goal scoring numbers. What is it was the two goals today that puts him up to fifty conceded for the season? And it's like look at the goals. He's allowing. You could say, you know, I know you wanna look shawl was probably mostly at fault. I would say for the first one, but it's still it's not a shot Bernardo Silva hits. That's very it's not very hard hit kind of not scuffed it, but cakes quickly. Yeah. Maybe the hair was just like a little bit. I think he might have been unsighted by the frame of the show and not doing anything in front of him. But then the second one from sonnet. These are saves you expect to hey, it'd be make its but look at the Genesis there's like three or four people out of position on that goal. There's this. There was this still taken of the United defense on the goal. And it was just like this strip vertical line. And you're like, what are you doing? And maybe we were maybe we were all just thrown a little bit. Now. I think you and I were fair. I mean, we said after social be Tottenham one nil. Okay. Well, that's a great result for mention United goes of who the better side wasn't that on that day Deva put on a show, but even even three one maybe against arsenal. Even but well, yeah. But, but even if you look at the result, which was probably what we thought seeded firm. I mean, they did not play well that night and boof on PS Jesus and improve miraculously. And there was the miraculous. Humble, right. You know, there's all those things I said at the start I thought it would be a mental decision to appoint him even as a caretaker content considering his. See I'm what needed to be done at the club. Now, I actually softened my position on that over over the course of the winds and things like that. And I said, you know, he could be a good manager for the next two years. But what I didn't say was you must give it to them. Now, you how to them? No, no. We were pretty clear on that. I was you've given him that job before you've appointed the key piece in rebuilding the club, which is a technical director or a bunch of technical director. I just I'm so curious who are the guys and social spoke about this a little bit during the week. But who are the guys that if you're a Manchester United fan, you feel comfortable moving forward with on this club? I assume rash verd- I'll throw lindgaard in there. And I'll say Marcial because he recently signed a contract. I mean Maciel his body language when he came on tonight is what his body language for a while. Four really poor. But Lukaku out pod by out. Fred Herrera round while what a loss they'll take on? Fred. I mean, something's got to change. This isn't working. In fact, match out on the one guy that maybe you could have kept at least as somebody who perform a function in midfields because really is not as old as jars legs aren't going as managers appear to be would have been under Herrera knuckle be the difference. But he's gonna walk away to during the summer. We're led to believe it's pretty incredible to see what's happened with just so many just no strategy. But no strategy to look at it. You've got signings from the Furby era plan centre-back who should probably belong on the club. If a fullback was signed as a winger by Alex Ferguson, you know, playing wingback in Ashley young and captaining the club. Then you've got all these like, look, what do you do Alexis? Sanchez. Who's taken that contract? Feels interested scattergun approach Miguel Delaney is a really good piece about this prior to the game tonight. Check it out go to his Twitter and you'll see it. So for for city. This was the game at hand. They move ahead of Liverpool. Now, they've now both played thirty five games city or head by one point ahead by eight points on goal difference. You're for the slip ups now. Yeah, I it's just I keep repeating this to and I feel bad drilling into your head because I'm sure you feel worse and worse every time I say, but I've just never seen anything like this where Liverpool may go through the season losing one game and not winning title. It's just crazy. I'm looking at it. Now, I'm thinking they have to go to Burnley. And you know, Sean, die doubt them combing just throw. He throw handbags. Glad rags out them. Then you've got tremendous cottage though. But that's at home. They're at home to tremendous character. And then you've got Brighton away who could be fighting for their lives. You saw there's jeopardy in those games. I don't know. And then meanwhile, for for you guys Horsfield on Friday, which if you're not winning that you serve win the tight Lonnie way, I should say that they should win. They should take three points. That's at home to orders field orders feel at home Newcastle away, which you are safe. But I would be there in a bit of their in a bit of form spending. Well there so it could be one goal that the Cy and they're feeling themselves. Now, we'll talk a little bit more about them later in what's watch for. But they did suffer a bad injury significant. And then there's wolves and that's at Anfield. And and you know, wolves are. A bit of a Jekyll and Hyde team. So you don't know what you're gonna get there. They're not Jekyll and Hyde against top six JJ. I dunno. If you happen to see what they did arsenal today. But it was I would say it was shocking. But I guess you can't be shocked by anymore. They beat arsenal. Three one. They were up three nil at one point three goals from three other foreign players, Nevez, Jota and Monteverdi. I saw this from Paul car. It's the most points per game versus the top six in the primarily the season. Manchester City average two and a half points per game against the top excite then Liverpool at just under two points per game. And then in third wolves followed by Chelsea arsenal. Tottenham or knife, Manchester editor tenth wolves are averaging basically a point and a half per game against the top six. It's amazing. And if you're a wolves fan, I it's led to some of the most fun moments that you could probably recall in the recent history as a fan, God, the frustration of not being able to to do that against lower table teams knows where they could be I'm going to bore people with this. But I look at the big picture. What was and I think next season they're going to be contending to be a top succeed. If they can't afford to lose players, and they'll. How are they? I mean, we know the way the that the operate in terms of transfer market. They're they're securing him who's one of their crucial players. They're securing him. What Montel they signed him to a new extent into a contract extension will not accept they. They may sign them. Unofficial signed him outright. We know the way that they that they operate on the the knowledge that they have in the transfer market. And we know that full soon the company that owns them will back them. They're probably gonna kick on an I that's got to be there in that's or else. What is this for? They are monied in a way that the other clubs aren't and they are already stretching their most against the top six. Meanwhile, from arsenal you look at it. And it's now back to back to feats against Crystal Palace against wolves. This is this is Everton the defeat only a couple of weeks ago. This is shocking stretch for them yet. It's interspersed with them taking apart Napoli the Europa league. That's the thing is you. I'm starting now. Look they are still full steam ahead for a spot in the top four. But they're avenue into a Champions League spot is now I would say almost equally split between doing it through the league and doing it through the rope leaks. Attention is probably fixed in two different places. Still that's not an excuse for how they've looked in these past couple of games against palace. The defending on the Christian Ben goal against palace over the weekend is just awful. They've got a lot of problems mainly in the back. I would say, right. But even even look at look at some of the characters that have popped up over over the last couple of days say, for example, on social media, the arsenal who got a lot of attention until ding from our own Craig Burley where he tweeted out the stats that suggest scored on Stathis had a pet her season than versus Van Dyke. You know, that was funny, you know, amusing, but he still at the club. You look at the guy who scored tonight Socrates he still at the club not up to it. Andrew they need to revamp and rebuild that entire defense. We've said that. Alright. Yeah. Look some of it though is not necessarily just on these players. It's also in the manager who selecting these players to play if you looked at the lineup that was out there for the Crystal Palace game. They're worse than head scratchers. Here's Paul mariner on ESPN FC talking about Emory's lineup choices this throw away game. So what does he do? He plays a young kid of Ripon us at the buck is not ready. So don't plan you've already go in my opinion of very pool by because Shelley kills me to say, he's been a fantastic. So just going over the little bit stuff is all over the place. Jenkinson the it was playing the kid Gwen dues going to be a good player. But he's not ready yet. So the so many things wrong with this with the settle. I wasn't sure is going to play for the, but it was going to play three. So and it came to pass because when you look at the first goal, okay? There's a guy called Christian. Ben tech is seventy four eight this guy, very very difficult. Not to mount this guy. Stuff. It gets the wrong side of a militia before the bulls comment is put his hand because he thinks been been take his off side. And as far as my stuff is concerned is but jenkinson's behind him playing everybody. Onside some what are these guys doing train it? It's embarrassing. Yes, fine. But this is something that's bedeviled arson Vangere in the certainly not who years of of the last decade. And also is now troubling Unum. Re-? He can't grow players. You know, he's probably put in one of the players that he mentioned there. He's probably paid him. Because he hasn't got any other options. You know, he's got a wit to the summer and even in the summer, go. He's got Eric coming off the bench trailer is not a defender. He's defensive center made is what I mean, my point to you is this Andrews that he's gonna have to dress this in the summer on what some of the contracts that are already tight Taito, including material. And also, I suppose that's where they're getting rid of Ramsey to free up some money. Let's see we look at some of the other top for that were in action recently Tottenham lost Manchester City over the weekend in a game where they actually played pretty well. But just couldn't quite finish that chance a second thought city. Yes. Son had a couple reaches couldn't quite get the ball out from under his feet, but it was a pretty good a pretty good game. And obviously important went for city. And it was followed by yesterday. We're taught him took on Brighton in a game. That was just it was filled with all the the dread, basically that I sometimes talk about with Spurs where you know, all these great things are happening around them, you know, Chelsea drawing with Burnley and United are giving it away an arsenal or giving it away. And now you've got Brighton. For you at home and look Brighton. Do a lot of people. I saw on Tottenham Twitter. People are losing their minds over the way Brighton. Decided to play that game. Why I agree. I mean, look like we've said so many times like we said when Portugal went on and won the euro's beating France their their job is not to entertain u s at this stage in the season. Especially when you're when you're trying to stave off relegation their job is to survive got a point at wolves. And the new another point against Tottenham would push them that edge that little bit ahead of carrot of. And they were they said the game plan on if Stevens had closed down that shot by X improperly. Instead of doing the thing that annoys me all the time the jump in the air back Spinney thing blinded, the goalkeeper on it flew into the bottom corner. Grit strike it was a great strike American. Here's what it sounded like Eriksson. Good. The relief in that moment when he hit that ball Tottenham. There was I don't know if you remember. But the the shot that hit off the inside of the post and rolled along the goal line. That's when you start to think, oh, this is not happening. When you see that one. You've convinced yourself it's going to be one of these days, and you're going to look back at this. When you're not in the top four you keep waiting for that Spurs. He moment it didn't happen in the Champions League. At least certainly not yet. And I'm not anymore. That's the thing. I is you feel like the narrative is almost afraid to say it because there's still time for everything to turn. But in watching the way teams around them are just failing at this stage in the season. And if the way Tottenham are still right now kind of eking out results after they went through that rough patch since they moved into their new home. They have not lost. They had not drawn. They've won every game in the new stadium. Also, you know, you talk about these Spurs moments, and and someone. On Twitter yeterday a Chelsea fan. No doubt. I talking about. Oh, you know. I can't wait till Spurs get to a final and they bought lit, whatever. Even if they do get to the Chapman's e final bought lot. Even if they don't make it to top four. There's no way. There's there is no way any Spurs fine is swapping anything. That's happened this season so far. So they can have a cowboy Corp or an ethical final, by the way. Can we also say right now that if Tottenham get to the championship final, and let's say lose to Liverpool or Barcelona's tremendous seas way past the term bottling is that somebody who just doesn't know what that means a male fine. If they've got like a four nil lead in the second half, and they give it away then. Yes, we can say that they bottled it. But if they get to a championship final Tottenham. I don't know. Why people it's amazing. How these these terms just sneak into the Geist on Twitter and people just they tweet the same memes when anything happens, even if it was at the start bottling like the American translation would be choke. Right. Yeah. But there's there's means and ways of doing like they'd have to go into the final as the as the. Wild favorites. It would have to be taught him versus Schachter. Nets are someone like that. For for them to lose be late in college basketball. If like a mid major, that's not what Tottenham are let's say like, you know, a six seater a five seed get to a national championship game and take on Duke. Do they would you say choke, if they don't win that gaining the guy, and I think what the guy said was on they'll do their usual, which is maybe not he maybe didn't use the term bottle. But he said lose in a final. I'm like they've never been to Champions League. Final before. Let's see speaking of Chelsea. I did mention they drew with Burnley those actually a phone game or fun first half. Yeah. A fun. I twenty five minutes or so Jeffrey, Jeff Hendrick. He lows a volley. God you only score Vanni. It was honestly it was really incredible. Now, I guess my big in looking at all the top for games. My big observation kind of comes out of that one. We're talking about you know, what Brighton set out to do against Spurs will debit. Louise, I guess felt similarly. In what Burnley's did against Chelsea? He said this. We tried everything to win the game. But it's difficult playing team who has to chances score two goals, but didn't wanna play the game for me the authority on the pitch as the referee. When he's not there to try to check what he has to do on the pitch. It's difficult. They were trying to time ways from the first minute of the of the first half. And then it was antifa football. So it's difficult to play against. Well, there's not there's no such thing as onto until he footballers just different ways of playing the game. Also to was part of a Chelsea team. I believe was it last season to season before can't remember the win to Bernie turf moor and lost the game. You know and Bernie played exactly the same way. You know? I don't understand this this mentality. If you've got to be good enough to break them down. You can't complain afterwards. The other thing too. Okay. They're trying to play anti football. Hey, they scored two goals. Like if they're now granted it was in very. You're Chelsea you. You will allow them to score on on like hardly any opportunities. Yeah. How about just defend them? Out was this crying from players of Mony teams with well-heeled teams with lots of skillful players who play a certain way, and they they complain. Why don't you come to our stadium and just roll over? And let us take your belly. When is that ever happened? It's a great point, man. Now there were moments where I thought Chelsea played. Well, the run from Ruben Loftus cheek to then get the ball to Aden has are to then set up goal Kante. I was the first goal. I think that what is the way home anytime did hazard turned the defender and just leave him on the ground own believed. I mean that was that's what Chelsea can be by the way, the move for the Ingles was spectacular to some nice wound touch football and around the box. And it was as Quetta I believe who just rolled this back into his path. And he's just smashed it absolutely smashed it and then embrace the member of the crowd. So yeah, it was a chessy paid wetter times. What they're what makes the maddening? I don't think it's going to damage them though, considering that arsenal lost so much. I still. What it means is they didn't really like didn't get they could be in a nice position. But instead, it's it remains a toss up. Yeah. You're right. Really? It was only Tottenham that have taken advantage. So far JJ moving beyond the title raise the top for it bears mentioning the chain long. Did a thing yesterday that I could not even honestly believe I wasn't. I was watching Tottenham. So you know, as I'm scrolling through Twitter. I saw someone we tweeted well, I saw the game kicked off. And then I saw right away goal. Southampton one nil. And I thought like is this just a re tweet from like the last time they played somebody just trolling, right? And no he he here. Give it a listen. What's up six continue their own places in the Champions League? They wrote the lake a chance they reveal say long. Less than ten seconds seven point six nine seconds is what they're officially calling. It was such an it was an encapsulation of what he is. When he's out his best, he presses blocks the bowl. No the ball fell kindly for him. Then he just sprints in shown pace that he has. I think it was Cathcart he closed down. And then he just lifted over the goalkeeper perfectly. Yeah. Now, look when something like that happens, you people instinctually need to find blame like is Cathcart to blame is the keeper to blame. I don't know isn't that. Just great. It's it takes a wild bounce off long. Right. Kind of into his pad to fact that from minute one. He's in there pressing closing people down is is who he is. I remember back. Oh funny to hear you say that didn't he have this ethically? This the thing for him. I remember in twenty sixteen Jurgen Klopp was into the job just a few months. And there was this rumor that went out that they were looking at buying long from Southampton fans were why why why this is why because he runs he runs more than most players at that level. He closes down. He'd try the problem is he's not a polish finisher despite that goal on. He goes too long without scoring goals. JJ I have in front of me a ticking clock seven point six nine cents is ridiculous. I'm gonna ask you random question s you super mundane, easy simple questions. This isn't even trivia 'cause it's just like super easy stuff. Don't use never paper. Never do it that way. You're always hurt me. No. Because the goal here is just to see. Can you answer the easiest questions possible faster than sharing? All right. My back apparen-. Okay, ready? Here we go. Would you have for lunch yesterday chicken sandwich? Really? Are you just you know? All right. You know, you did it. That's got a clock that seven point six nine six. I was. Got a couple of. Well, what do you think is happening here? Oh, all right. Okay. Let's see ready. Can you tell me where your shirt and pants about the pants in pennies in Ireland about the shirt online? Just barely be. That was close. All right. It's like no time. I know he scores a goal. I have one more here for you. How old are your brother and sister thirty two thirty three thirty to thirty four. Sorry. Did it about health despair? Do we have any idea from where he won the ball like the sprint from there to to the goal from there until he scores the goal? That's it was just he et the field up. Yeah. I don't know how it was actually physically possible to do that that quickly. He's a few goals like three in his last five or something like that. So he's officially on fire on fire. Somebody tweeted the. The fire service of donor. Someone like that Shan long is on fire, and we're dealing with trying to think if there's one more super Mondaym, easy question. I could ask you are you watching game of thrones current, you are let's see what are the names of the two dragons, I don't know that one. Big dragon. John, tom. I thought the first the first episodes, by the way of game of thrones felt were the second one specifically since as good tying up. Loose ends in preparing for the March of the dead thought, it was the tension of all these people who've just believed this is their last night alive. Yeah. It was like there was darkness to it. But I I don't know. I really really enjoyed it the night before a Spurs game. I just sit around drinking wine. I get knighted. Oh such a good show him so sad. It's going to be over. Yeah. No, it's it's very enjoyable show. We have to do by the way for our when the in the week of the final episode. We're gonna have to do our game of thrones football cross you have predictions on who you think are going to make it and who are are gonna die. There's a twist in somewhere with with czar see that I can't put my finger on. The army of the I'm torn on everything what is the show is kind of based around this like unpredictability, I think Tyrian is is because he's talked so much about how this will be the end for him. I think Tyrians going to eat it. I think Jamie's Jamie's gonna eat it in Hurley fashion that leaves us with a good view of him. He has to save brand to make up for not that it really pushing the window right because he was having sex with his sister. He has to do something heroic. There's there's a lot of making up to do there. Yeah. I think so. Yeah on, but he's going to he's going to definitely I think he's gonna he's not gonna make it by the way. Did you see brand has gone to the way that that whole night ceremony? How happy she was to have gotten that moment. I feel like that was like her pinnacle and now she can die Janata Jimmy cold. Speaking of death. You know that Jamie, Lancaster, his his the actor that plays him is also big leads fan, and he inserted into his conversation. So Jimmy Kim he was on Jimmy Kimmel. And so what conversation his conversation? With Jimmy Kimmel two weeks ago. Jimmy Kimmel is trying to get out of him who about the king of the north and all this stuff, and he just starts going on about the Elza untold. Yeah. He he goes on about completely confuses him really, by the way, speaking of the walking the Walking Dead and the armies of the north the AMI of the north leads are blowing their chance, but they felt like they were right on the doorstep. All my God. They've lost Brentford. And then they lost before that too. I can't remember who was Andrew might have to go through the playoffs. This will be they are battle with the with the army of the dead. Let's see we're going to take a super quick break. JJ when we come back. We've got a mail bag. We've got what to watch for red cards man of the match don't go anywhere. Just the city junction of place installing these saw nays Friel the left hand side as LeRoy saw it. They shake. Reliving edges to cities to nil victory over United with Acis who are probably the biggest celebrity funds of much your city. Yeah. I think they were on the board of city for little Hoyle in in the late nineteenth. They played up man road. Does also a brilliant video of the league to sorry would have been division. One play-off actually, no division two play-off, which it's unbelievable to think that city were down there and the Gallaher brothers are at the game on their interviewed by sky true fans. The opposite obsessed with a saw Zack Ephron at the the new White Hart Lane. I think he was at arsenal also seen in an arsenal shirt wants. So I don't know what's going on. He will definitely be spotted at the pack prince wearing a PS g jersey next year. Feels like that feels like that let's say you have a mail bag. I do indeed asks you a soccer pot on the Twitter machine. Caught offside pod at gmaiLcom and caught offside ESPN on Instagram. Please follow us on Instagram. We want to see what to see you follow us there too. Because the hip kids do it, and we're not very hip Dray forever. Hey. Always love the pod JJ. You did well with your prediction from Champions League producing terrific high scoring game. What type of game? Do you foresee in the semi between Spurs versus I XE Barscelona versus Liverpool. Do you believe in a cough site Cup Champions League claimed God, what do you think? Spars an I X. Can't not see it being an exciting open game and digital the other one. Oh, no. This is a really entertaining last four here, you you you show doubt. I hate doing this. But you should expect goals in both ties. Yeah. Absolutely home will be the team that that should job. Yeah. I don't see any team here. Going into these games and thinking, okay, we're we're just going to defend the hell out of this. I don't think that's really in. Any of these teams personality? Zach Walder is talking about sala- I had to break the stone. And he contacted us on Instagram as well he slid into our DM's with this. I know he scored nineteen goals so far this season. But I think we all can say that when you've watched up player this year can be absolutely infuriating as he turns the ball over miss places passes all over the field and routinely. Mrs open teammates in better positions to score. And instead obsta to try and go to goal himself. I'm familiar with the motto shooters, gotta shoot. But sometimes maybe the shooter bass to Saudi Amman, Bobby for me. No, just my thoughts on wanted to get your take on everything earlier in the message. He it's jested move. Silence on. Oh my God. Yeah. Now that to me as a relative outsider to Liverpool that feels. Just so harsh. I can't even believe what I just heard. But I'll defer to you know, I think it's crazy. Absolutely crazy. I wouldn't do that at all there were times against Everton where I wished he had tried to shoot with his other foot and has his season being different. But I keep saying to you that you know, he couldn't match what last season was because it was the freak of season. He's not an oatmeal goalscorer either that from three operates as a three that's going to combine with different things. And by the way, saudi-omani for for a period as well during the season was missing chances was oftentimes we now he's going to go on to be one of the players of the season money. But for a couple years now, we've talked about how he Radic he can be. Yeah. I just I think I think look some of it. The way Liverpool play those guys see a lot of the ball. Right. Which increases the chances for them to make mistakes. All yet. They're not by the way, they're not deferring to someone as a centre forward. You know, they're all contributing goals and. They probably maybe there is a little bit agreed to Saleh's game. Since last season. He interviews. He's made him. So very aware that he's in this goals race with Sergio guero and Ryan, Starling and assists. And all those things he's aware of it, which is normal which is normal. But no, I am I am not a little bit more on him in what to watch for also not flattering. I'm not setting him. I'm not even hinting at that. But we'll get to it. Brandon by sir. I wanted to share a happy memory with you both that I recalled when the goal Cup draw was announced for this year on the night. The USA was eliminated from contention to take part in the World Cup. Boy, this is not starting with twenty seventeen Trent Trinidad and Tobago day. That was the first time I listened to your podcast in the middle of the night. I woke up not feeling well and usually turn to the local radio to listen to it as fell back to sleep. However on that night. I figured you're one our podcast about arguably the worst annual soccer's. Recent history was better to settle an upset stomach. I made it through about twenty minutes before falling asleep. The next morning. I started your podcast over again. And listen to the entire show detailing soccer in new way for me since that night. I do not believe I've missed an episode every meal like man of the match rate card, etc. Your podcast is become social routine for me thought I named a project about creating a formal request and feedback process for my company in honor of the mailbox because why not keep up the good work. And thank you for sharing soccer with us from the upper east side of New Jersey. That's Brandon the upper east side of New Jersey. I think he's trying to do a play on your true from the Upper West side of Manhattan. Kevin styles. Huddle measures going into battle divinely. Devante although Kevin Hayes ads. I was recently chastised for not being a true fan back in twenty seventeen. We're bad with the shot. Get lost their first in five matches. Sorry, they lost their first five matches. I watched their sixth win over Brigham glad back. I was captivated by the fans cheering so loudly. I didn't even realize they were singing to a sound system as they were so loud. They drowned it out. It was clear shock probably weren't making top four or even top six that year. But the fans still cheered. It was champ is the final coming from a family the passionately root for teams that are loveable losers more often than not this display touched me on a developed soft spot for Shalva I began to follow them slowly becoming a fine. I admitted as much to a longtime shock fan almost promptly chastised for not being a real fan. So I guess the question is is this a needless purity tests or as my finish. He is my affinity for them on war. Wanted in some way, tell them to go scrat-. Oh my God. Ridiculous. How he became a fine. As is not the issue when we were talking about the Lester bandwagon fan. He literally jumped on when they were in the middle of title race. This is a guy who is captivated by the fans by the lovable loser element by the you know, the the passion tell that go I go and take a hike. Yeah. That's even grown to feel bad about what we said about the Lester fan, I do too. But I never said he couldn't become a fan. I'm just saying there's reason for us to call him a bandwagon. His origin story is not it doesn't look great, no, Louis Korea. Hello boys, huge fan here. I'm also a big fan of the Michael cash show on this every chance I get. And I've never understood Michael K's absolute hatred of color commentators, stepping on the calls of the main commentators to me, it shows a level of motion and personality that proves that we're not just listening to robots I love it. How do you feel about it moments? Like Jared verse Olympia Cus are that much more special than hindsight. Because of that Connick. Among other moments. Anyway, keep up the great work Louis from Los Angeles. So that's Louis from without that, we wouldn't have this which is actually the seven seven years ago today this happened. Those seven years ago feels longer. Believable. That was Gary Neville stepping on over the sky commentator. Yeah. As long as it's not contrived. I agree with Lewis. And I rarely is it I can these big moments. When a color commentator, loses his mind, it's because the moment is so crazy. He loses his mind we have which this may end up in in one of our top five podcast moments. We have a railroad Houghton section which even Ray himself. Loved the section this them back to it. I do feel at times Ray wants to not smart step all over Phil Shane but doing Irish jig on fills belly. Like, he they're here for me. Phil. Yeah. Forget the Phil. Don't forget, I am the talent. He's like Gordon who's going down from the mountain on his slinging Goldens. Of all time. This interesting finally from Paul Dickson guys love you both and the pod. Remember last week? Andrew we played the path a newsreel of the Champions League semi final from nineteen sixty to the voice of pathway was Bob danvers Walker. Don't ask me how I remember from member Paul. Are you? He was also the voice on a nineteen sixties UK quiz show called take your pick. Hello. And welcome to write the classic British commentator, pre nineteen seventy Hello. And welcome to take your pick in which you take your pick contestants at the ready Jim from Shropshire. Boy, the way Paul is tip it here. Yes. Jimmy Greaves signed from AC Milan to Spurs. Right. He had being Chelsea after the double season the CIA that size. Right. I didn't even realize so he never played in the wwl team. He signed for nine thousand nine thousand nine hundred ninety nine pounds. He didn't want the pressure of being the first one hundred K player, I one hundred thousand pound transfer free. I did a little bit of research. It's even more interesting than that. This is from the telegraph in two thousand one the transfer of Jimmy Greaves from AC Menam to Tottenham Hotspur and sixty one for around one hundred thousand was considered to be sore delicate, I told him of currency exchange controls that the chancellor of the exchequer in England hat to sanction. It papers released by the Public Record Office show, the government of Harold Macmillan agreed to the transfer only because Britain's status as a net exporter of soccer talent meant that the country benefited from an unfetter transfer market the con. With today's market is marked last year. The premiership spent seventy five percent of its purchase money on foreign players who made up sixty percent of its new recruits. That's in two thousand and one who did this research you or him. No, no, soap. So Paul told me about the hundred K and was like. And there was an article from the telegraph from some years ago. Well, unbelievable unbelievable. Believable. That is your mailbag JJ. We've got what to watch for in just a sec bud before that I wanna tell you about cruiser o sip recruiter. I'll tell you what. Ed Woodward, should he use ZipRecruiter instead of just going with old Oli balls while so there's JJ that's it. Let's see hiring is challenging JJ. It is to get that guy back from Molda who's playing in a championship. That's lower than the Kazakhstani and as bourgeoisie championships and give him the mandate is job. There's one place. You can go were hiring a simple, fast and smart place. We're growing businesses connect qualified candidates. That place is ZipRecruiter dot com slash offside. That's right. That's us. Ziprecruiter sends your job to over a hundred of the web's leading job boards, but they don't stop there. No, no, no. With their powerful matching technology. 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So flattering terms this past week in the wake of last game. There's been a rejuvenation in Sala diving Scott like of all the dives. That's all this probably done this season. This one is the rejuvenation what a load of on not making it up. I'm just a vessel to deliver. The message your vessel working for Neil Warnock because what he says Moore war. No, he is. He is a trick. I cannot believe my turn on him in the last few months. Did you see his are cast face on the sideline when the penalty was give saris to Yang offsides? He didn't know. He was I love that. Like, it's so funny to be he said this about solid diving. I think the end of it was a nine point nine Tom daily job, Tom Daley's famous diver. I know Tom is not I'm not talking to you. I don't think he could have got much higher off the diving board at the end of it. I'm sure you'll be saying we're knocks moaning so. And so once again, he knows like he's so self aware, which is hilarious to me. He knows what he knows that. He's just this old man yelling at clouds, and he's leading to what I'm going all in on that I've shown you the footage. He wasn't old man yelling at clothes. Hey, hey, you deserve that you deserve that. Right. One of my favorite moments in manager history. Believable to gold the players as they go off the field. I don't think I could play for him. Oh, I think it will be tremendous phone. He would create a such an also against the world mentor. I guess that that is true for for for a wound footed plotter like you you'd slot right into his team Sala, though. What Andrew did you see the incident? I'm gonna ask, you know. Here's did you see the incident did and Marson has his arms round him right now. Just solid dive at the end. Yes. But the referee gives Morrison all day to release him from his from his bare grip. I ne- never. So it's it's like if you want to argue the point solid just goes, I might as well hear what I was going to say was both things can be true. Right. It can be a penalty and dies on all asleep. The more you learn. But he does have a problem and it needs to be addressed Saturday. Seven thirty AM Tottenham in West Ham, West Ham, kinda made a habit of spoiling big Tottenham moments in the last few years because they hate you. They certainly do. There's no denying that. They knocked knock Spurs out of the FA Cup. They were the team that officially ended even though Tottenham were never going to win that title two years ago against Chelsea West Ham was the team that officially ended. It Ronald Marson scored against you enjoying the Sam Allardyce era. That's not even mentioned the the lasagna game. Yeah. So there are reasons for some nerves heading into this now like I said thank y'all ever eat lasagna after he wasn't afflicted was he no. But do you think just the whole connotations ruined lasagna for him? Yeah. Not making the champion. Shame. If there was ever like Doritos gate. I don't know what I would do. I heard Robbie Keane gets offered lasagna and runs out of the restaurant screaming. I don't blame them. There should really be ESPN thirty for thirty on lasagna gate. I think it's that interest. Thing. Maybe an e sixty short. All right. We'll start with that. We'll negotiate Saturday ten AM Fulham and Cardiff City Cardiff right now sit in the relegation-zone three points behind Brighton really more like three and a half because of goal difference. So this is we're kind of entering must win territory now, especially when you look at who the opponent and Fulham decided to start playing little bit lately, you know, win the odd game. Yeah. I know. I'm starting to wonder like our guys are there guys who are trying to prove that they still belong in the Premier League that are like auditioning for for jobs because we're going to have you know, they're going to sell peop-. Sure, I'm sure there's that's part of it. I'm also thinking that there's some that are there that realize they're going to be in the championship next season would like to be at the club that they're already at which has good chance going back up. There's also this. Scott Parker affect who is just he's like an EMMY five secret agent is definitely more of a World War Two fighter pilot. Yeah. Clean-cut definitely. With a with a haircut. You could set your watch to liked him. Let's see Saturday twelve thirty Brighton and Newcastle. Breitner the team battling Cardiff right now in that final relegation spot. They are in the midst of freefall haven't won in the league since March ninth. But there's more that is also the last time they scored a goal seven straight EPL games without scoring think. Maybe the culprit took their oil off the ball of it. All right. That's as good of guesses any. I don't know. I mean, this is just like Chris Huhne? What is what is happening? Yeah. We thought card if we're pretty much dead and gone. But that is not the case Brighton. Have brought card if back into this race. So they face Newcastle. Who by the way, just won back to back games? They're up to thirteenth in the table. Tough. News Miguel Merlin done for the season handsome injury questionable for COPA. America. Looked very he was grimacing in pain as he went off. Look who's in tears now. I don't know that there are stats necessarily the kind of capture what his impact has been really isn't Astle. But here's the because he hasn't scored a goal, and I don't even know if he fishery has contributed system, but when you talk to people who support Newcastle when you look at kind of Newcastle Twitter, they won't they'll make it sound like his impact has been integral as a nice guy smileys. Embrace the crowd, and he really works hard. So they love that. But it's way too soon to judge yet into primarily, I think I think I think part of it is that he's their record signing on. They want him to do. Well, yeah, that's a large part of an it's also coincided with Ozzy Peres hitting a lot of form. I mean, he's the gym. If people wanna talk about the gym, he's the hired work. He's been bodyman of wrath his team. Yeah. Now, I will say this before Elmore on the season Newcastle had six wins six draws thirteen losses. Thirteen losses since Elmer on five wins two draws three losses. It's a different team. Do you know that at this point known the season? They have the exact same record as last season. Not only do they have the exact same wins and losses. They have the exact same goal. Difference goals scored goals against how is this possible. I wonder if this is just their ceiling if they're going to just be what like this under Mike. Ashley, you know, will they'll just kinda like float around with? And lack lack of signings. It's better than relegation, of course. But if you're a new castle fan, are you what do you mean? What do you mean, if you're Nukus if your wrath of Benitez, he wants to do better they've got back from this summer are I think he should leave. He's the chance to build something. They're amazing if the board would just walk with him. Yeah. Sunday, seven AM another away fixture for arsenal. They go to Leicester City arsenal. In the midst of this rough patch clearly losing back to back games. Like you said, maybe they have an eye on what's happening the rope elite as well Sunday night. Oh, five AM Burnley. Manchester City wanted to ask you we didn't mention this before and talking about city rain, sterling made some comments about racism in football. I think it was skysports. He was talking to any suggested nine point deduction to clubs whose fans are found to have been making racist chance. I mean. It's certainly something that should be considered. I don't think a lot of ideas should be off the table right now considering the Hobart things of of gotten people trying to obstacle at the point by saying, oh, a look what is somebody goes into a ground and deliberately says something to get another team. I wouldn't put it past certain animal fans to be that way wouldn't. Look this spirit of what he's talking about that this. Of course, this could materially harm team is what I like about it. It's a genuine punitive measure, and really civilized society. Can't believe it's come to this particular Sunday eleven thirty Manchester United and Chelsea to clubs battling right now for a top four spot. Chelsea currently occupy the fourth spot. Brutal blow though for them and more. So for the player himself Callum Hudson door who now finally seems to be getting his chance. Sorry is starting to play him playing decently. Well, and then he ruptured his achilles. And he's done for the year. Almost entirely meet means that it seals his fate somewhat that he is going to be a Chelsea next season. It's not going to be the case where it will. You're gonna give me guarantees that. I'll play it's like you have to rehab combeback. Nobody's buying them in in the current condition. He'd be in though. So it's it's a shampoo. Yeah. Really unfortunate. Let's see JJ MLS Saturday five pm Vancouver and Philadelphia. I'm starting to wonder if we underestimated the union a little bit we thought, oh, Marco Fabien. What does that signing Doria? What's he going to be an all the sudden, they look I mean, they look great April. Andrew we. So we just shouldn't analyze we shouldn't talk about it. No. All right. No, no red card. Let's go. You know, if you want me to say underestimate the union, obviously. So so far so good for them. We do a whole week call jump to conclusions. We know but people haven't got that either. Like, you got DC United. That's the point will the point isn't to get stuff raw. My God dryer be right point is jump to a wild conclusion. See what happens? It's fun. Let's see Saturday six pm, Atlanta and colora-. Bado in Atlanta losing again. I've more thoughts on this than I do for the view to be honest with you, okay? Do you asked in the rundown? What is going on with Atlanta? Let's start with the basics open till his penalty versus Dallas. I couldn't believe this Joseph mar at the weekend. Joseph Martinez was over seven hours without a goal. That's that's problem. Number one. Now, why might be happening? First of all look at the defending in transition on the break from Atlanta on both the Ferrera and cost to goals. It's just HARA firing them to time and space that that that those players had to score for Dallas. Also, Atlanta are no. And this is the thing for me there. No passing possession team rather than a lightning-quick counterattacking team. That's got to be affected Martinez numbers. That's not who they are how they became a success unto bore has got to realize that you want hear this that Andrew six hundred passes seventy two percent possession at home for Atlanta. Not great. If you're matches your city or Barcelona for Atlanta. The way they play. It's absolutely stifling. It's stifling. Now, look Barikot hits the post that one goes in. We're having a different conversation. But. That's it. They dominated the game. They passed, but it's a much more methodical and slow process for Lantana. And that's gotta change about the Elmer on effect. I just told you Newcastle's record since he arrived. Why would you not just with the grit knowledge of the game that I've just dropped for you? You just wanna put it down to one guy. I I actually agree with you. That's probably part of it. But to bore is boring them Sunday one thirty Minnesota and affirmation DC United DC as many teams are a lot of midweek action. Actually, we put the heck's on them. Well, well, well, I did they're still in I in the east now they games already played eight everyone else's played six. Of course. Nuts DC inaction right now. Like, I said a lot of teams are there up one nil currently on Columbus. So by the time, you're hearing this. I don't know if I wanna go to deep on criticizing them, but they were poor against then why CFC NYC themselves aren't grid. So well NYC. Might be better than we thought. They were going to be. They're scoring goals. I think a little easier than what we thought was going to be the case for them matriochka starting to. Yes. And they're gone and their new signing gold at the weekend as well. Hey, it's very early. Their turnaround Sunday three thirty Seattle. Sounders L AFC probably your Marquis game in the weekend. I'd say maybe a statement didn't they just play just play and it didn't go. Well, they met last Sunday LA smashed them for one however, however role. Redeem as MRs third straight game with an injury contusion. Chad Marshall missed the game when the inflammation will Bruin missed the game with a hamstring injury. So they are ravaged right now, we'll see who's able to play in this one on fortunate because this could be such a fun match up. These two teams meeting to the best in the west right now Seattle or kind of shell of what they really are. So I wanna call statement game. But it's a might be a little bit unfair to judge them truly probably a bit early for that. Let's see JJ. Let's let's do this red card. You wanna go first? Yes. Gary Neville, Andrew. Can you play what Gary Neville said at the weekend after United thumping go to some park owned? That's bringing Gary Neville who. If you remember was saying his blood was boiling be full the match today so temperature now Gary. Furious to build this. He's out to go over to Paula jobs for the I've often said clubs over last seven days, if you've got weeds in the garden, and you get rid of some Japanese not we football club tuck in the foundations of the house that needs daily with properly the idea that all day a few weeks ago, set the Josie Marino the funds with him to the amounts at the end thing they want. Sola shy out, but don't to no-go sold shy those plays now, well and truly heads on the line. Okay. So interesting. Can you play what Gary never said after United nocco PS G three adequate questions for you? How would you like you come juts? What would you sell light to be on? Why would you let the statue? Funhouse ignite. Okay. This is Gary Neville earlier today. So, but what over forty eight hours since the hammering at Goodison in like this for eleven is more or less next slide enough through next just this pilots this we saw eleven years change. He was a lot nicer than this will be around. Right. Good friends. You would say eleven years together. Here's the problem. So when when all the Goeller socia- on when United we're putting performances in winning in Europe. It was about only gore sold share when now that they're not doing that. It's about the players and only slow shares shouldn't have to the fans like there's here's the problem. Gary Neville, especially in the world of Ed Woodward, who we know from what's been written into papers loves headlines wants there to be a good mood and his worried about what the media says, we know that Gary Neville commands a lot of power respect in those circles. And what what concerns me here is this Andrew he can't just pick and choose. No, he's got to criticize Saul Cher for these results. You can't just say that it was sold. Shares affect that one them those games. But when they lose it wasn't third the same players. So what's change? Now. I don't believe in absolve in the players entirety from bland. But I have to ask questions about soldiers co. Coaching? We heard today that he took them to Carrington the former old Manchester United haunt where they used to train. Why did he bring him there? So that the goal of George Best would inhabit their bodies and inspire them to beat Manchester City. I just think Gary Neville is too close to this. No he's too close to the manager. And actually, there's a support system in the media. No for Sasha that Josie Marino never had an often complained about. I don't think this is good never got to be even haunted here that is not even handed. What you're saying? You've got to address what the managers don't. Ultimately, if it was if it was he that came into the club and changed everything then he has to take responsibility for the vehicle at the weekend. That's how it works. You can't pick and choose. It's so interested a fair point. However, it is kind of like what Gary Neville, saying is not all that much different than what you and I were saying earlier that this team is just like the manager. Almost doesn't matter right now. Just not definitely that. He has to get rid of. Yeah. But that's kinda would never say, though, it's not these are the same players that pulled out these grit results that got him the job. What has changed dot is question is he tactically good enough? Is he capable of putting out different teams to to meet different opposition? That's the question. I think we're discovering that he's not on. Also, the fact that he's got an I, you know, such an ally in the national broadcast media in England. That's that's an advantage to him to uncertainly in the eyes of Edward. Let's see my red card JJ is New England Revolution forwards. I saw a stat for Matthew Doyle on Twitter that I couldn't even believe here. It is. He tweeted this during the New England New York red bulls match he said teal Bunbury just put a shot on goal in the fifty fifth minute for the revs against the rebels. It's the first shot on goal by revs center forward this year. Six hundred eighty five minutes about eleven and a half. Hours mother of God. Now the reds actually won the game. One nil. Thanks to a Christian goal in the seventy third minute. Not surprisingly it broke a goalless streak for the club of two hundred and eighty one minutes wild. So I feel bad making them kinda my red card in a match what that they won. But God for your center forwards to go eleven and a half hours with we're not saying without scoring a goal. We're saying without having a shot on target. That's unbelievable. You gotta feel remember last year we talked about if you've got face, but you stayed at the same skill level and your inserted into a primarily game. How many goals you score? And you played the full ninety every answer zero. For you to. I think it hit the target though. Well, maybe but the answer is hero caught off sides man of the match. What you got my man of the match is also from MLS? Ten goals through nine games. Andrew, which seems just ridiculous figure also contributing five assists meanings directly factored into fifteen of NFC's twenty five goals at sixty percent. Karla Faye is having season where it's being debated by Hercules Gomez of ESPN FC. Whether he's cruising are non he also player that for as much as he does. Well, he kind of goes in coast through games flow to pick and choose as went, and he's still very effective, and I'll give you a few examples. Gatos Vela scored a goal and three assists versus Portland, and I called that game for the board of this. And I remember thinking after this game that was a poor performance from Carlos Vela that was sub par from God Little's villa any scored a goal and three assists. So he's kind of coasting through this league. At this moment. I don't think Elliot c or Carlos Vela are quite as good. As we make him out to be at this moment. But Gatos valley is no doubt playing at another level than everybody else in Major League Soccer. That was a couple of weeks ago. What is what is he saying right now, Andrew he is fire in the way, the best player and MLS? And I'm not sure that he's Colston. I think he's he's cruising. I couldn't tell almost if that's if what Hercules Gomez is complimenting him or insulting. I think he doesn't know what to do. He thinks that he can play at a higher level. Basically. It is a compliment. Yeah. That this guy has dominating. And we're not even seeing the best from him. This is goal against Seattle outside of the booth. Just a beautiful goal. I guess Alexi cables fail. The creek kitchen. John stroz, not kidding. Really wasn't incredible. I touch from Baylor. Because the while the pass was perfect a lot of pace to it. And it was in Tykwer for valid right foot controls it on the right foot. Wasn't it? And then smashes home at the left. Yeah. I think so just the finish this. What's wrote me? Yeah. It's one of those questions we asked before which Vinko aren't they just like to good for the league? No come on. That's ridiculous. Okay. Then fine. Let's ask that about you know, when when mo- Sala last year or like, you know, when what messy is doing in the league. Maybe those guys too good for their leagues. Like, we can't just have great players and unelected. They have to be at bothers me. See? All right. Just ask the question. I don't care for the question. And I don't really care for the person that asked it. Wow. Men in the match for me. Jay, not listening. No. You don't care from. I'm going to get a believe PS g oh my. Emoting can finally breathe a sigh of relief they beat Monaco on Sunday to win league. Although they actually won the league earlier in the day when Leo failed to win against to loose second straight league, title PS g six in the last seven years. They've now one eight titles in their history. Just two behind Marseille and sent at ten for the most of all time baba had a hat trick in the win. He's now got thirty goals in twenty seven league matches this year. They'll face Ren this Saturday in the coupe defrost final going for the double neymars back Vanni and de marina also fit once again be a massive surprise. I think to everyone should they not go on and get that double even with that season. I don't think can be looked at as a success. Because of the Champions League and co man of the match, I guess you could say event is also sharing them Linko with ES g well, I'm trying to give some credit to the clubs that won titles this past weekend wrong with you eight straight titles for you. They are you kidding me? They came back from a goal down against fiorentina to one to do it. In addition to that, obviously being a team chief -ment so also historic achievement for Rinaldo. He becomes the first player to win titles in the Premier League, LA alita and Syria. Rinaldo also reportedly has wasted little time in telling the club who he'd now liked them to sign. Have you seen his list? He provided a list of six players that he that. He would like he wants Veron former team minute realme drid. He wants Iskoe. Also, former teammate it Real Madrid. He wants coast us Manolas the Greek centreback from Roma he wants ten gay in bele Leon midfielder. Who I guess is impressed in the Champions League. Federico keesa twenty one year old fiorentina midfielder like him. He wants and also Zhao Felix nineteen year old Ben fica attacking midfielder. And I mean once you save Iran and is school. You're already gonna be in financial fairplay this money. You're right L D Agnelli's will pay for it. Will you're going to have to offload somebody. And I don't know who I mean, I would look at much for Emory Chan plays the tweet it won't be. Then it has to be somebody value. I look at that. Alessia? Absolutely. That's the first name that comes to mind for me. So there you go I would have had Barcelona on here, but they've been made to wait. Because at let it go Madrid did wind today. Three two they scored an eighth minute winner against it was Valencia that they played today. I don't remember exactly, but they won three two. And so that delays the essentially the inevitable. So the next time we do this podcast. I'll probably be annoying Barcelona's. My man of the match you you mentioned Monica there PS g and the rumors about Tyrian rejoining rejoining rebels as their head coach. Yeah. Snuck nine rentals are denying it adamantly. But I don't know. Sometimes we're there smoke there's fire, but we'll see ready. What are you doing this weekend? Nothing. It's not an answer. Go bowling is that real numb Smith out by actually would like to shame on just scored couldn't even tell you what you were doing this weekend without lying in the amount of time. It's Shane long the score a goal. Unbelievable. Just well, hey, this was fun, my friend. I do want to tell everybody once again to check out laughter. Permitted with Julie Foudy podcast at ESPN. You can find it wherever you get your podcast. I tunes apple pod center, all those places. So check it out because it's I've been listening. It's really fun, honestly, the laughter's permitted. I would hope so. So there you go, man. We'll be back. When do you think, I guess, it's TB? Well next week. We'll have to see what happens this weekend. If things happen this weekend. We have to Monday potus. Not nice actually next week. We need guests on that a guest in a while. Let's fun ghost on. We haven't had a guest in about three weeks. I would say that. Unless you count your says as a guest on vacation. I don't. Obviously. No, all right, fine. Let's do something fun on Monday. Let's let's have a fun time talking to other people that aren't doing me fun permitted. Yes. 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Gab and Juls: Business Time in the Group Stage

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Gab and Juls: Business Time in the Group Stage

"The it's overcast and raining. i'm gab. He's jewish but guess what jewels euro sunshine is There's so much going on. We're coming at the business end of the group. Stage will be talking about francis setback. We'll be talking italy. Three three three diversity won group game after just after two games. Because they're just that good scotland gonna draw at wembley. How 'bout that sweating a little bit one place start which is germany against portugal I did a piece on this. I thought this was the best game from neutrals perspective. I agree with you. I mean from germany to be so averaged against franz to be so good in the sense formation with the players changes which i was a bit surprise with to be honest with you guys before the game i thought you'll ever change. Maybe keep the formation change. A few things. I was really hoping that he would change. The formation came ashore. Right wing bag tanaka box where the answers certainly on that game and then we can talk about push later and how naive they were tactically. Because that's also. Germany was so good is because it was so bad but the to wink bikes and cash. Where the answers are. I don't think i remember game. International level where the two players you know like watching liverpool liberal in their prime when they'd have like a trend to robertson back switch play and the other team will get all confused. This is kind of what they did and it was tremendous because he's an all the conventional wisdom including said well. You know you're sure kim he's your best Is your best midfielder. Why are you playing him out. Wide goes into a whole team for sins. You know who's go sins for you to do that blah blah blah But it worked go since early on had that chance that was disallowed because now this would have been one of the goals of joining with shaka. Can't be the what we close to it. In the end. By the time the dust cleared the pair of them forced both on goals and we say four stone goals. Those were forced on goals. Go since had had a goal between them back a goal and hedda goodson. Yeah yeah. I mean it was. It was tremendous every time they stretch them out to do. We need to revisit our views on on yoki. Are you still going to call him. Yogi bear ease yogi berra. Because i don't think many opposition teams going forward now. Starting with hungary on wednesday and then the last sixteen and etc would be again is naive and kind tactically to germany. Sorry if i told you before. Okay this is. Germany would play with wing box and as we know in that formation. Wing bikes are your key players. If you block the wing bikes like franz did against gemini. Then you take a lot away from the performance. Explain to me how portugal do something against goossens and kimmage not double up the their own channels are changed. Something do something see. You're like the media right rather than praise german important. I think i really. You can call fernando santos nine you can call a negative. You can call them creek prosecutor. Yuban call him like you know somebody who walked out and i was naive as much as he didn't recognize the danger. He underestimated the danger. Those wing backed by the those fullbacks that they had anger. Aero are both more prone to going forward. They didn't get help. I think from four to three in get help from owes much as they needed from from georgia and bernardo silva line. Something then do something change. We're to sunshine. Doesn't change anything. I think the idea halftime to go and try to dominate the midfield more and try to get back into the game that didn't work It's tough with portugal we before tournament. It's tough to see how these pieces fit together. Cristiano we saw. We saw that thing that we're going to celebrate him forever and talk about. His hunger was on the yard box. Here's the ball. He runs the length of the pitch. Which by the way i mean. It's what to expect from christiano because he's cristiano by the same token germany's defending off. That corner was so bad. You always have somebody there. If the ball gets cleared out yet wasn't bernardo silicon can get. It did not the fastest man in the world. By the way you know who they left the last man on that corner. Germany was key hobbits one to start with. Why would you not one guy who in the box. Sure corner and then why would you leave him on the halfway line to defend because clearly as you saw with the board from your now to georgia. He had no idea he completely confused and lost on that occasion. I mean look. Chris got on the scoresheet and everything. But still you need to do better there and if germany are to do anything in this tournament i think they need to. There's still a whole bunch of things to fix. We will be talking about those things that you have yet to fix the garbage our jobs. Let's rewind a little. Because i think we need to talk about yogi love a little bit more. Because i think we've all been harsher name. We've all made fun of the way he looks and the way he dresses this time he he avoided the had that weird black t shirt that made him look like a guy from an art gallery and the senior strauss contemporary art. Whose awkward and weird. This time he. He was wearing that nice button down yet. He's friends sword as well is Is psychic still looks kind of awkward and weird never change but the guy wilcock when the world cup away it not just i think more than the world cup. He's held the germany job for very very long time. And that tells you that you make mistakes but you. You have the courage of your convictions. I don't know in total honesty. I don't know if he sticks with this with this system if he didn't know he was leaving after the world cup. Kinda has that weird end right. Yeah i don't listen to media hang onto this job. I'm going anywhere. I'm out of here. Yeah if i go down. I'm going to go down on my terms with my really proved. Why am what. I can do have won a world cup then show with the national team over the years i was the brains behind your klansman's operation thousand six talked about what we did. The book dust reboot is essentially about me right. So you know what you guys shut up. You shut up. shut up. Shut up. I've accommodated. I've taken molin homos back. You want them fine. Now leave me alone. I'm gonna do things my way. And i like that. And the fact that he kept this mtm inflammation despite all the criticism after franz defeat. And all of that show showdown although there could be one more game and and after that is over so he really most trust these system and these players to make t to to play them again because they can lose to hungary on wednesday and this is it is and then also could also get yours could open up and swallow him up but he played france. Everybody so excited about the only lost one nil. I ain't diddley could have been a lot more but in the end. I think i really like this whole concept of the vindication because we can. We can criticize what we win. But he's been around the block. He's an experienced coach and do not have that answer for kimiko sins like that ended up. Maybe it's also simple as france's fullbacks as you know during the first game our centrebacks pretending that right. The euro. It's harder for chemic- semangoh and tomato guerrero is essentially a winger. Play fullback submitted. I'm not sure what he is. He's on the page. I so maybe it's as simple as that right. Yeah i mean we. We talk about portugal in the on. Germany d intensity was from from kickoff. And you so even even after christina's gold the first one. They should already have been up anywhere. They they were so good from the start and they had to be. The energy was fantastic. The intensity was great with the ball. And when you've got pinched and goossens and cruise window on an habits and maybe not so much in your team yet. The flows is good and the board remove well and the movement and everything should be good. The problem is so is the defensive transitions which i think that they really struggled to you right. I think the complement the complementary between the three chemistry not there yet and i don't think they will have time to be there so these two men probably but but it was somebody far more in that performance against franz also. Because i think again portu and nothing taking away from germany performance the portugal let them be so brilliant as well. We'll get the portugal. I just want to celebrate robinson's a little bit more story. It's a great story. Hughes born in this place called emory on something or other which is right on the border with Was hauling yeah. He's all dutch really german. It is his name. I don't know how drew up the name completely. Yeah well he is. He's half jacked but even like how. They drew the map. If i actually did this the river is the border. And then all of a sudden like on the other side of the river germantown which doesn't really make any sense on like the dutch side of the border but he had a trial that dortmund he was turned down. He played for like kind of no name. Clubs locally ended up arnhem suth academy never actually played for them. Played for like dordrecht in the second. Division goes to heraklis anomaly which is a no name club. No-name situation move south atlanta and the last two years you know nineteen league goals in interior as a wingback. It's almost like these one of those classic players who can do great things where the system didn't work. The system spot is quality. The system saw nothing there. And i think that's a good start. I think most germany didn't even know. The guy was german until really until yogi. Love called them up completely in fantasies duchess probably better than he's german even considering the played pretty much always you career and even i in career in eredivisie aaagh second digital wherever i think great and i think there's a limit to his game in the sense die. Stood us so much to learn especially on the international level international level and all. This is new the Experience not good enough for your even ice new. He's not. We'd been praying ten years. We reach finals etc. So all of this is new. But what's interesting. And i think you can make a lot of power with other players that every time you step up. There's a new level up. He goes his game rises. And he's good enough and then again and again and then again and as as as we saw portugal he was fantastic oversee much. Better going forward and defensively. And that's one of the limit as we saw in the game against france they if you plan on. His qualities is fantastic. What's what's interesting about. Just on that point is the joke was You know he had put like a forty million tag on him and then after this game you know it's going to be sixty seventy eighty million. I was actually wondering about this. Because like you said he is a wingback. He's not a fullback who plays further up. Like maybe felker mood. He's never he's never performed well in a back four. Yeah and. I'm not sure that he can be a traditional winger. Either because you know he likes to run from deeper and whatever showing some ways that limits what clubs he can go to right because what what club that could afford to pay sixty seventy eighty million for him plays with a wingback chelsea but then chelsea already have three wingback three on one last summer. Exactly who don't have the money into into barcelona's we saw back three obey last season ankle and be them thirty odd anyway city. Don't seem to care about labels so that could be something. Although i'm not sure he's really that profile of player i it's an interesting one end up where he is and score double figures in gold next season as well. Why not happy. Yeah but it is one of those stories. I think that that does some. I'm just on sufficient on goose was beautiful to see and for all the the funds of tactics are listening to us or all of that as the disability from germany to attract the portuguese block on one side. And then just have this. Loan go norlander switched. The ball on the other side was where goossens was on his own or the other around from left to right where kingston was on his own. Indus- how they completely unsettled and balance there the portuguese defence and midfield etcetera my gab and direct from the club playbook yeah okay which teams do searches. Germany's not rocket science. That but and then that's a perfect link to portugal now was do we once or twice these okay. We are truck on the ryan silent and we switched quickly to the left inside. Okay how long does it take you to realize this is what they're gonna do all game long with cash and goossens. Let's make sure da da and he doesn't happen again. Yeah i mean. I think that was a real issue. Because when germany were attacking it was basically three to five that they were playing because front all up there. And then you had those two guys so far forward in those situations. How are you going to defend that. Because you've got two guys sitting on the back for william car volume de niro pair. Both genuine defensive midfielders but probably quicker than william car. Volume looks quicker than william carvalho. You know looking slightly deceptive with goliath. He's not as slow as he looks and he's very very good player. But are you going to send on your parade or to go to shift left and right up you can just drop is intelligent enough and experienced enough to be able to drop into the back three career owing instead of those wonderful one on one defenders though. Oh you said to listen. Did you see grysman the other night with franz do the same. Yeah you have to same thing cousens on his own. What was bernardo doing. Yeah i think other than the past knotted very for the goal very little instead for forty five minutes on the pitch anyway. yeah jogos. y'all did put it in a shift on the other side but then again are pretty good player on that side. You haven't mentioned bruno fernando you haven't criticized for big game yet. I'm assuming this is happening now. It's coming it's coming. Please don't know he was there for because this is my issue gap and i want your opinion on this. I think i think in between two ideas right now. Senator santos himself the players. The you've got such an incredible attacking talented squad but you need. You have to choose between being the pushing of before that won't you. The euro twenty sixteen very solid very defensive very pragmatic quote minimalist with the ball which wish there were and wishes what is santos dna off try to dominate the game and and the board. And then only then you can play with those forefront show donaldo bruna fernandez rinaldo otherwise. One of those four is too many you. You can't have you can't play like us to before which put your success with those forefront impossible this is never gonna work not just against germany but in general this is not going to work and certainly not on wednesday against france. You have to choose between either one and then you make sure that you get the board keep create something playing the opposition's half but if you want to play as deep as you did on saturday against germany drop one of those four e will not work. I completely agree. I thought we had a situation. Where off the ball bernardo silva gave you nothing defensively costano. You know you don't want other than pieces you don't want to track back then that's fine but also means in open play. He's not there to do the fence. Work buna fernandez felt to me like he was picking up one of the three centre backs. Do you don't think matiz gingrich is going to go on like a sixty yard. Run other fees to worry about him no so effectively that took three or four out of the game and he's really difficult to defend effectively with six plus yata especially when to those six are semaines on guerrero. Who aren't those types of players I think there's another issue and other inc which i've touched upon before but i think we saw it again in this game. Is you need cristiano. If you have to hugh special going to play this way you need to have a striker somebody running behind. You can ask you to do that. We're not going to do it but if now can't do that you can shelter to buy because he has the energy even though he's not really center forward but shot the can't do everything he can't run behind the provide cross his theo so i really felt for him in this game. We will necessarily see different portugal against against france. Have to anyway. Because they could be there could be knocked out but the question is what is the best because on paper. My thing is giving it stay sean. We'll we'll see the the big blue bus in front of hugo. No i don't mean to be unkind. So necessarily you're going to have to try to keep the ball. I mean would you drop onto the two defensive midfielder. You have to moss. There's no point in tower. And then you can have a sanchez for example and then play if you wonder from four but then again that front for having them like. This will not make a study that used to so you would have to be ready for franz to counterattacks for france to have quick transition forwards when they have the board. I don't know if the sports go teams really what we said when we preview the tournament. I don't know if you can just switched just switched it on like this with the board suddenly when you haven't really been working on it in the past before and that's why i'm really curious to see but they would have to do something different and by the way just to finish on your point if you andre silver and you come on in the eighty third minute against germany when you've been like four one dan and four to one for ages. How much do you feel and again. If he didn't want to win the game it was right. Two hundred our for just the last ten minutes one before. Why don't you want to bring him onto one of the things. I i wonder if maybe he feels. He's still doesn't have the authority. Silva's a big scar. A big star. I think he's true differential to certain players. I'm maybe that's why. I'm i'm not talking about christiano because that's inevitable but some of the others but i thought that was. I thought that was disappointed. When you think of the best of the best in sports journalism who do you think of. I think of tim bontemps in raina banks here. Dsp n michael vaccaro. The new york post. Rachel accident from usa. Today and of course. Adrian will generosity of the woods. Pod seemed bonaventure university leverage insights from these successful alumni to develop their online master of arts in sports journalism program. Sports journalists need to be skilled in traditional news reporting chore but they also need a wide variety of digital competencies like social media storytelling. Podcast and mobile experiences seem bonaventure. Understands what it takes to be this. Modern day sports journalist and what it takes to create inspiring stories based on the best practices of journalistic excellence and ethics with. Saint bonaventure. is online sports journalism. Master's program you can graduate in just one and a half years and it's one hundred percents online which means flexible to fit your schedule. Saint bonaventure university is accepting donations. Right now for the upcoming fall term. She'll go to sbu. Journalism dot com for more information and follow your passion for athletics and storytelling. Today that's sba. Journalism dot com. All right enough germans yours. How about some quick hits instead. Now we were on the france bandwagon gills and they're helped by hungary. Yeah okay there were complacent to start with i. Can i can tell you that for sure. They didn't take these game. I say they should have. They took it for granted The atmosphere i think to them a bit by surprise. It's been a long time since their play. All of them in the food stadium. No it did. The pitch was was really dry watery on purpose to cause they knew that france would have loved. The i'm kidding. Date complacency is their own for didn't take the chances they had. They could easily have been half time. You get you consider go. You get caught because you may too stupid mistakes but my who by the way we didn't. We didn't have to wait from saturday. To know he was not very good player and van which is more surprising and maybe more worrying But at least you didn't lose you come back in the game. There's no need to panic positive. You can still top group b. portugal. Yeah it's not as negative as may be just looking at the scoreline would let you to think veron did seem to react very very slowly on and i was just kinda i mean we can use some love to hungry as well feel right fuel. It looks like look just like some like some random dude but the guys. That's one good in these old international career before against on dora and now he's scored against the world champions staying the legend of hungary and food boys. I mean even if you haven't seen the highlight the way. He reds overall my poor woman even looking in his direction. I what i think delegator some tournament official much announce maybe the without thought. That was pretty funny telling you make your three winds off. Three god and roberto mancini made eight changes to a starting eleven when they'd be looking really good so far although some would say that the yet to be properly tested as i said it's a classic you can only beat. What's in front of you. So we know that against teams that go and parks a bus or like wales decide to play without a striker at all You know they have a lot of the ball. They will create chances. They were helped by wales going down to ten men. It's almost always a different team. Because he made eight changes. What's encouraging you to think the guys came in play the way. The regulars do exact. It was nice to see variety out there. He was good and any idea but in the end of the armband at the end. Yeah after bodo. Chew off i think the main decisions that you know the things that my jeans to think about now is. Do i want you back in the starting eleven and if so in place of who. I think there's a chance to be. We'll start the next game ahead of killing killing. He's not one hundred percent. Which expose make sense and i think there is a bit of a case conundrum. He played one is ups and downs but he brings you so much energy but beyond that good. I'm also getting the job done so happy to it was everybody is us. Twenty five twenty. Six players came on. Chris dante game on that was one of the nice touch who came on he sends on. Cu he would've said on the third goal can to a wasn't allowed to reinforce team concept so really you who they get next now. Speaking of wales they advance in the knockout round in second place quite a result. Jewels given what we know. They sa- grow even. I think that obviously was very happy. And you can imagine the children as well because again for such a small country to be able to defy the odds anywhere because we are not really convinced they would go through but turkey were poor and they took advantage and them with a brilliant performance against switzerland by being efficient and resilience. Italy were too good for them. Even the team and that there's no problem they are to avoid being spent because that could have could have moved to third and yet on goal difference the second qualifying you and even the last sixteen round. Luke's quote opening we'll be finland russia. Probably so you can eat much then can even probably reached a quarter-final which again will be some session for this generation and especially the young players coming through because agree experience for them. Of course. I quite the blueprints not gonna sued anybody. Just kind of defend peace keeps your more bail. Wait for him to do something about it. Yeah exactly kyrie strikes twice. Switzerland beat turkey. Three one gab. They likely make it through with a their goal different situation. That'll be good. Nicest shusha kyrie get excited. You will just devastate. You like stop. Criticizing me but you're not going to school again for two years so we're right to great goal by turkey in that one by the way now switzerland and i think they can be uncomfortable to play against depending on the opposition now. Spain failed to win as jerem marino misses a penalty and they're held one one by poland. Jaws i'm still on the lucho bandwagon. Yeah i mean. I am i want to be. We all like lou the story. He's dress sense anything you want. The prime is there's a point where icon finding excuses anymore. You know we said pleasure are marino no like this. Don't get him stuck onto the touchline on the right wing. that's no way. Does he think he was too slow. At times to flats. I patriot created a chances more so they have the expected goals for what i mean. I think he's six. Six expertise goes off five point nine three and it's called once and that was actually going from murata who was on side but just about and it was not even a move that you prepared and work with movement busing etc. So come on. I need to show a small small. I think can also click together. All of a sudden. I don't i worry when teams don't create chances. They create chances. I don't believe in the curse of mata. I was happy to do that. I saw him like react to the modano penalty. The postal. my goodness. What's this but whatever. Wroblewski guests on the scoresheet gap for poland. And they're still alive. Do you think they're gonna make you through the play sweden on tuesday. I mean they basically need to win this game. And i think it's a tough ask because sweden show that they can defend Very very stoutly and have isaq. Who i think spent on task been able. We're realizing that dossier perspective is that you know. He's completely different game to play when you're off on your own upfront. No matter gazillion ski and whoever else is behind you is going to be far further back. It's not like buying you got fifty people around you. He's fine gael justice playing against appointment. Yeah exactly. I mean that was much better than new french. Does england drew with scotland on friday night. Now that means share the spoils against the checks on tuesday. We'll see them through. But maybe you're still down on gareth southgate. There's a few things on friday night. I think he got wrong. You know that's his opinion. Why song show don't know why taking of gain even less foden problem with him taking off. Cain hundred percent mccain wasn't good cain he's the with. He's their best player to. If i tell you that you will have one chance in anti second-minute this is this. I see the future gap. You would have one chance. England will have one chance here. Who do you want it to fall to. I agree with you. Look at the end. If the change is gonna come you want. Somebody came air in the mixer. Or whatever you know better suited to that situation Than anybody else and the weird thing now is chose think draw. Was the checks. Get to play at wembley anymore. They have to go to copenhagen. I think so too. You know. I just don't sixty football please. You've got the players for sixty football me. Show us you know. Stop with the to double p. Vote and the defensive midfielders and these and come on. Gareth played play with flair player. But with flo giving sexy football come on harry. Maguire wins he prob- pass that helps. Should i got on. Scotland's and croatia drew czech republic on friday which means that basically the game on tuesday night is a knockout game. What the last thirty two then before the last sixteen. Yeah and it's it's a big blow for scotland as we just learned this monday morning. Billy gilmour has tested positive for kobe to self isolate. It's weird. I've actually seen croatia playing person twice in this tournament. And everyone so. I think i am their bide long checks. I think right. you have to be favored. But there's still this negative vibe around the team whereas scotland at home. Even with billy gilmour. I don't know. I think anything can happen in this and i might slightly lean scotland's takeoff confidence from that draw our mba on fire. Because they were really yeah no they they they definitely were now draws. The dutch were the first team to qualify as group winners. Have we been too harsh on frank deboer and his back three best managing the world. No no no no not yet. i mean. This is even a debate back home in in the netherlands in holland. The talking about this. They say it's not. It's not real football to play with the three. That's not in the dna. This is not a football. This is not what they do as been working so far. Although at the played against team that were very accommodating to the three of the back of course i mean especially the australia come on. They didn't australian pay game against against holland to to do anything. So let's see against tougher position but it was good for the momentum for their confidence for the boy himself to start. Well they're they. Were on a home as well so so we will see but holland played monday night. So by the time you hear this may be well dated and yeah of genius again. See from the euros. Let's talk spurs and they manage your situation gab. The heck is going on now. all right. So we lost at the soap. Opera that spurs Of course they decided to veer away from paulo fonseca even now on that same day which i believe was last thursday. Around eleven o'clock. They sent him the final draft of the contract over very few things to sort out. N three o'clock spurs aside. Oh no no. We're gonna talk to tuesday instead. Sorry i understand that. I think five teaches. Choice is renuka tuesday from had spoken even before. But i did. She arrived with daniel levy. They seem to be right. Mindset and daniel liter of spurs dna attacking football. All this stuff off the phone. Does they went in the twos direction for some weird reason and obviously that didn't get very far. I i don't know. Did you think all the note to stuff on the internet. Because of bad pass drink drink played a part to leave the us. I think that. I think i played the little. Yeah i don't think he was. It was all done. I think the fact that his his agent critic problem fiorentino when he just arrived and left almost immediately was maybe another of the cones. I think i think if levy we look the pros and cons and fund more cones in the end. Why i don't think. But i think he's playing this right because i don't bring in somebody that comes attached to george. Attached to george mendez. I mean somebody who were george. Mendez is part of the package as opposed to somebody who just represented by that is certainly the perception because otherwise you say. Hey fabio why am i paying you. I'll just go and pay george more money. You can build a team so he needs to get this next one right. I no i go back to check out personally. I humble about this and go back to check if you like them the first time if you went that far along that you had your contracts in place breed right. There's no shame union few details ones but whatever we'll see i it's just really really battling on the precision supposed to start like everybody else in ten days. I hope brian mason still under contract because secular even for the time being the reveals personal and financial situation is worse than it appeared when he took over good thing. They've as far sign. South yogi berra now memphis up front. We're talking aguero dip pie. Tune cow braithwaite dim better coochie. You aren't to forty. And i haven't mentioned messy because fortunately contract and you forgot my agreement is willing to know eastman. Yeah woke up. I think they can play test again. And then ten strikers school love grysman would defend a little bit nostril. Who else in that list with defend but one ten will be a one drinking aside. It's easier right okay fine. We're going to sell them. We're going to solve you guys now. Who and one thing is crazy. Who are celeb they all make. I mean yeah braithwaite. You can us and make a lot of money. You don't get much money back then. Ben is now injured out for two months right. Did you buy from an injury. he makes. Anyway it's a mess. It is an absolute madison. We we already debated on the profile of memphis dubai and really the necessity of going and get the by even on a free transfer still a big signing on fee. Still a big wages because we said okay. How'd you play even if you just. If you're from three degrees men may see the by. How do you play them together. How do they actually really complimentary. But then if you got the whole list. How'd you play a role as well and not when he's gonna come back. He identified the has to play. He's he's your prodigy from your own academy if you don't have faith in him and if he liked becoming fourth or fifth or sixth in the biking order was the point of that i just it doesn't make sense no independent Coming assume they signed a guero because they know something about giving the doubt mcpherson's crazy staying with barcelona laporta was expected to put the club super position to a vote among the delegates. Gabbay declined to do so saying that instead the competition right now it doesn't exist though the process still alive cab with us. What does he mean and doesn't mean anything. I everything about. This is confusing. I completely confusing. He didn't put this to a vote by this. This wasn't a vote of the barcelona south the barcelona fans this vote of barcelona delegates warlike fan representative on different. But it still four thousand four hundred fifty seven people were invited to vote seven hundred and three showed up. Now if i were a cynic like some of the catalan press. I would suggest that the reason he didn't put the super league to vote is because he knew he was going to lose and lose badly given given who was. Actually there leaving aside. That i have to question. How much do people actually care. And how well does the democratic process work. If only seven hundred out of forty four hundred people et bother showing up. He said a lot of nonsense as often does like this. Says like super league would have been fair because one hundred and eighty million would have gone a because like four hundred odd million would've gone solidarity instead of hundred and eighty million. That is completely the point. Correct right because you have fewer teams other teams aren't going to get that money so he's toeing the party line he sat. Frankly sounds like you know. He's a spokesman on this one saying that you can't voted it because it doesn't exist but the project is alive and you all you're still in that company doesn't sticks zero sense to me. I think he's going to sit in the back of the bus and see how throat. In general i under you went. Get on in their battle with you. I think you seinfeld twenty days for the holidays. You'll go to my way nicer parties. I think i think that would be a very very helpful. You time as soon as you get messy deal done. Yeah sticky messy because you can never have too much leone. He looks pretty sharp at the copa america. He scored a stunning goal in the opener. Free kick set up. The winner against uruguay converted by. Dido doesn't seem to be worried about his future right now does something. We don't maybe does god but you're right. He seems foodi. Focus on like obama reagan winning if finally eventually realized that game against uruguay different defended. Were which is not really something that you you associate with with. Argentina certainly know in the last ten years but hardly gave anything away to caveney into suarez. Chances all pretty much and they could have scored more goals because they were really good going forward. So i like lot. They lost sensor who got injured. And maybe that could be a problem going forward. But they've got enough depth on the bench. So i'm really looking forward to the rest of this competition. Brazil remain in. The other group remained the overwhelming favourite venezuela three neil distinct peru four. Where with another great performance from we said macy name was one There's a shock he's way up for you know. Look i mean. There's a reason. We say overwhelming favorites. They're at home. And even though there's no fans but did. the i think is one of the very best Managers in national team said it before i've written and many times And they are the most talented team. So there's no ran there at home so there's no reason that wouldn't be the best. I need to see them later and to see how the because ultimately the copa america. Is you play all these games. Go from ten teams to eight teams and then you play in the knockouts and somebody parks the boss and it goes to weird things happening. Usually weird things happen that mess up brazil by the way that's kind of been the history of it so so yeah but so far so good and it's great to see great to see name my producing at this level and performing at this level and a lot of times brazil out there and they basically have four legitimate strikers are four limited legitimate frontman when you went in when it stay mine. Jesus and charlie and advertising or good ended weirdly weird saying i know he'd been going for a long time munoz even to keep us a plate. I gave me with allison. Can give me was edison changes. I think is a copa america that you win with twenty players. Not just the eleven or fourteen. Usually i wanna see. Edison play in center central defense if they qualify with imagine. I'm kidding i'm kidding. Matches united are reportedly prepared to offer pope about a new contract. There's reports you're in england. A five year deal tools. If you're popper should you take a good question. Did the other question is united. Have to have to go for it. They have to offer him. Something tried to tie him up because otherwise team down wherever the word otherwise. The risk is too big for him to be able to leave on a free next seminar if you poke however maybe you take your time. Maybe you see what's happening with the club. Recruitment what kind of tim you have. Next season he was happy with the performance. The season overall. I think disappointing to one of your league. Of course you finished second. There's there's a bit of progression. There has to be backed up in the transfer window for next season if you really want to compete with city with chelsea with liverpool that's gonna be much better than it was the season so i think maybe you'll take your time you take it you thank you. Thank them for. And you said you know what i'm going to give you mindset in one year left you know. Can i throw something out there in case you're not talking to you at because you've left. He's gone so arnold or judge or whoever you got mad nuts. I can think of another team. That paul paul has been linked to in the past that he might want to go to that is also a big team that also has a star fringe player. Who's one year away from free sc. I'm not talking about killing him. Bobby i'm talking about rafael veron right. I took psg without towards you. Leave that to one side and about know but what about pogba four veron swap both have a year left united could use veron united the value though it will be precipitate of money shorter. Sometimes you sell odaguard to some muppet in the primarily who values him at sixty million. And then bob's you've got pod back in midfield can go with a natural aided mealy towel. I love of partnership. Jack nacho alibaba. That's not terrible towel. Yop the would united united coming up. But you know it's not a question of money. It's a question of getting stuff done. Yeah so i say. I am just just throwing that out there. But by the way we're not reporting which suggest one of very crispy gathers ideas many not always as good as those that went chretien every extent. Meanwhile going home after his surgery he reportedly has been fitted within implantable cardiovascular debris later style ferber later nice. Indeed i see this. Midday will play good. I guess that's the question. Everybody is wondering now maybe himself of gap. Here's a question before that which is as you want to play. Yeah i'm there's a lot of stuff we're not privy to. How people have talked about this a lot. Because daily blinn plays with one and in terms of hypotheticals inter- Vichy played said. Yeah he's three years left with inter he can't play in italy. You can't do sports in italy if you have an icy cd. Unless if it's non-sports golfer bowling disrespect Darts probably darker than i city So that's one of the. That's one of the key issues Daily blamed is a special dispensation in holland. He does it. But i checked around. There's very very few elite level athletes in any sport play with an icy and there's been reports saying daily is taking huge risks. Every time chooses to do that. that's his decision. It's his body I think we want to take a step back. Give erickson all the time he needs and makes his decision. See what kind because also icpd's to get implanted just under the skin others that get implanted apparently in your rib-cage That has different implications. That's why i'm see. I don't think we should be thinking about this at all but inevitably people why we're talking. I have opened an investigation into hungry. Fans after observers noted homophobic and racist messaging during their game with france some banners and whatnot. Talking to pass this. Yeah me too god after say. I didn't hear what you on television the enhancing. My friends who were in the stadium didn't hear anything the players you didn't hear anything either didn't see anything either. So i i don't know where it's coming from if they've opening investigations because they they know that's something happened. Clearly we know that you trust In garri quite extreme to put it that way Just twenty twenty one come on even. Even hungary have a black player orchestra french from french. Naturalized player but what what struck me was as well over. I saw I saw a bunch of with a sign saying like no mailing sign before the game or other already said they would not do it in that game anyway but he not to win side like nobody knows in hungary like you're going to get so worked up over this they i i. I don't know it's it's it's a pretty ugly it is i. I go back to my point. Let the players aside when when italy played Against wales last night Six italian players who are on the pitch ended up kneeling ida respectively opponents. Say we join your campaign find. we're not gonna mandate it from the top. I think that's the way it should be personally sticking with. You may even know you will not be sanctioned for wearing a captain's armband with the rainbow flag in support of the lgbtq plus rights gap. That's the right thing to do. Thank you yeah. I know everybody out there who's really initial initial knee jerk to this about. Oh why were you investigating him. Somebody filed a complaint. They have to look into it. They have to look into the facts. They have to look. he's ironbound. what is his armband. Say if his arm bad says and it didn't say this chill out if it's just a generic rainbow pride armed bandits one thing if it's you know something on there that says you know we will no doubt anybody who doesn't support. Lgbtq that's not fine. So do you need to establish the basic facs if somebody files a complaint about it and he said there's no reason to go and investigate this. Well we have to see what happened. I mean i don't understand this. Whole mood of your. There's enough things to criticize them for you. Now you end up criticized them for doing the right thing. I just the disappointing. A this is one of the core issues by the way of uefa messaging in terms of inclusion. Nobody's going to get punished for wearing an armband supporting. Lgbtq issues supporting anti racism messaging supporting women's women's football women's world. It's not going to have right. It is one of their own priorities. They put up their messaging all the time. So chill out. Well you yeah. Haakon sherline inaugural is out of contract with me. Milan and reports nearly say that he could move across town to eat dan. Kenny choose what this be a good move for. The italian champions are shorter. Replacement for ericsson. May maybe on free trial offer from unanimous million In wages a year four million euros net nets into reportedly offering five million so he was not happy with four. Guess otherwise you would have taken. The offer will be happy with five. I guess he's sending to be more. Maybe i'm after. Say a new year. Good season with milan. I'm not the biggest fan. And this euros. Have since evolved from him. Both in terms of production with the ball and attitude without the ball hasn't really convinced me. That is one of those player that you absolutely have to bring it annoys on a free and maybe contained an inter. Think good do. But i'm not the biggest. One i think while the insurance pays ericsson's wages h- you can almost get in for free and even true but still i. I completely agree with you. Hit a good first. Half of the season he had a really poor in my opinion. Second half of the season I think it's time to move on for them even if year. I think that's just way too much money. No super league. In europe gap is we know sony. Not buckley's motsepe cathy African confederation president says they're studying the possibility of a super league in africa. I've made this point before you've heard a long time ago i did. This has been rumbling. For the first time that we have official confirmation what works in some areas may not work in other areas The argument in favor of this. Jonathan toews also should look at it from a fever. Perspective is in africa. You have superclubs by. They can't retain their players because there just isn't a financial model there. So i think you would need to look at this. Very very carefully would need to look at You know whether you would have a guaranteed place. They would need to look at the impact on on the on the domestic leagues. But it's a completely different landscape from europe. You know these clubs some of them support clubs in africa. Don't make any money because you don't have the same framework that you having europe but maybe they could make money and maybe that money could feedback through the system and maybe instead of losing talented players at eighteen. Now they can even keep them until they're twenty hundred twenty two then. Maybe when they sell those players would raise of the game they have more money coming in but it can become more sustainable. You know this. The whole pie pan african league. I think maybe it worth looking would have an issue with is. You can't have guaranteed places every year. That close yeah can't be closely can or even one of those like these guys are always there these other other dudes get invited know that for me should be a non starter. Daniel malan is reportedly being tracked closely by buscher jobs. Would he be a good fit at thirty million euros. Yes for me absolutely. I think he showed last season with. Psv al how great is how amani for guys. Twenty two okay. So eight million was a money for jalen sancho when he was seventeen look ways now jaden sancho dario. Molly you can get money now. Thirty million setting for fifty sixty easily in three years time. There's no no doubt about that whatsoever. He's really talented player. Really really talented. I like him a lot. He can play while he can play. Essentially when holland is not they can play with and lebron's e off is your law. I don't think he's too much money for him. Definitely not gab. Democ very much looking at players looking at the players all those attacking midfielder winger types of therapy. So you didn't run is going to go. Jen is going to go. Who's going gonna go all of us go who's gonna take you liam bryant and his wages someone way i guarantee you he would go. Sancho would go and they're gonna get ninety million for sancho so i think getting ninety million for sancho spending thirty of those nine hundred replacement for senator. Maybe it's good. Entre all and brands then okay. Maybe you don't need him that much for that amount of money based on goes i think i think it'd be goods. I'm a big big fan of russia have lodged a complaint with you after denmark imposed on the two thousand also funds. Who would you travel to day game in copenhagen this week do they have a point. First of all safety first. National governments get ruined. Yeah i think what annoyed them a little bit was that for example italy have issued a mandatory five day quarantine on anybody coming from the united kingdom. They announce it on friday but it comes in on monday. And that's because italy played wales on sunday. So you allow those welsh fines to go home. Which i think frankly is is a common sense thing to do. Denmark hasn't done that with with the russian fans and part of the issue is they said basically if you're if you're vaccinated then you don't have to. You don't have to observe the mandatory quarantine the problem is you have to be vaccinated with one of the four vaccines that have been recognized by the european union. Which are pfizer. Moderna astros kosters astrazeneca and johnson and johnson known as said Not the chinese one dot russia. I've been using a non hispanic vaccine is putin's today really really angry about this. I'm just gonna say this. If i wanted to travel to saint petersburg to watch a game. I'd have a fourteen day. Mandatory quarantine. okay so either. We allow decide this. But you can't complain when you yourself. Put a quarantine on travelers. It just seems silly. And isn't that the problem for the final and semifinal to some extent at wembley you f are are hoping that the british government would say for the fans. We're going to come for the final to support. Their countries. Don't have to quarantine. They can just come on the day for up and then leave the next day we. She's not allowed. Yeah so they're trying to find a solution there because also remember they want to include increase the capacity wembley for the semi finals and final. It is a messy situation because also because the infection rate right now in england is right in the united kingdom is going to be higher than it is in most of europe until you need to find a solution there. They they found a solution for four officials and whatnot. And by the way spent some time on On friday was in glasgow for the croatia game. And afterwards i spent some time with somebody pretty high out not chephren by the gesture wondering it's disappointing but you know it's interesting. You know what they're doing basically they're trying to make sure that there's a uefa presence at every single at every single game as well. So they've they've they've split them into two groups. One group travels with shefrin. One group travels with I think it's the the secretary general but literally these guys are going from game to game to game. The person i met was in was in boku the day before i. It's pretty young thing. Children is it competition like this in so many cities and countries. Joe i guess they have the bubbles of cooling and whatever. I mean that. That's how they get a tanya jewels more woes for cheetah. It's a hairdresser. Apparently it's caused a breach in their copa. America bubbles yet. We show them. I've even other or the guest gabor. Hairdresser might have had staff. He has not rabi. Maybe there was more people are more fun and more parties. Who knows more really need haircut. Yeah and really chile again. It's not the first time you saw tall again. Not on his own with others but come on already copa. America probably should have should not be playing right now knowing these conditions we tell you to be in his tweet bubble not risk and then you bring people from the outside in. I mean how. Unprofessional and ceos crazy. Whatever word you want to use. It is this disrespectful to completely no way of announced that they will not be boycotting the twenty twenty two world cup in qatar gob youth. Remember there was this long protest during the last qualifiers. Another voted against the boycott. I don't think that they can keep highlighting. Obviously human rights abuses workers rights and whatever. But the thing is. It's just a weird the. You're gonna do it now. Land if your problem is the way that will couples assigned well. That was more than ten years ago. And you didn't boycotted then secondly if your problem was workers rights or she is a very serious issue will do is actually being continuous improvement. Now maybe not to the level that you wanted to be at but you didn't boycott it when he was really bad right now that it's a little better but not yet where it should be. I think think the milk. This i think the best thing you can do is keep shining light. Keep holding them accountable but yet a boycott. I don't think it was ever gonna happen by the way. I haven't qualified yet. Yeah yeah right does that brings us to an end. But we gotta be back on thursday because we would know by. Then we're going to have all the verdict. All verdicts all qualified for the last. Sixteen knock-out rounds. We'll start internist. Join us stein. On joe then love the game. Love your neighbor to love yourself.

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LADS#192 - Liverpool Defeat Chelsea, Man City Smash Watford, United Lose to West Ham, and FIFA 11

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LADS#192 - Liverpool Defeat Chelsea, Man City Smash Watford, United Lose to West Ham, and FIFA 11

"Coming from the vivid seats studio. This is overtime media overtime media. No no no hey competitive and I'm more than frazier and we are allowed Americans discussing soccer better known as last and today is Wednesday September twenty fifth from South South in Mooresville North Carolina Martin are you. Are you okay. What's the Status Office Check Martin. What are you there. Hello so I've Worn Kevin I wouldn't Kevin before we started this pod that my bottle opener or is gone and I was drinking. Crony Extras night have opened it on the chair and I opened it on the Charon you know fucking decided to bubble up and foam everywhere so I was doing damage control and again in my mouth and nostrils and it was it was bad news bears so you know moaning the first fifteen seconds of a new pod that that that you get some new viewers guy I think so I think that's definitely no medics had to be called. I think we're safe. The coast is clear all right so you're drinking extras. Is that what tonight's looking like Martin. Oh Yeah Dude I fucking of Krona xers. I Love Corona to be honest with you. It's one of my favorite just drink beers so yeah. I'm I'm during Krona xtra which evolved krona's like crony familiar and fucking corona line and what's the Diet Corona. I don't know what that is the light chronic extras by far the best so ten out of ten would recommend for anybody who wants to drink and watch sports or watch videos and drink aura drink and drink around ten those corona lights though they sneak up on you because they're in those little bottles bottles and you'll have like you'll have like eight or ten of those and you'd be like. I haven't even the little bottles that shit that shit's up on you. I remember there is a night with me and my friends. I think we drank. It's like a hundred of them. Between four of us and we were like this is gross. It was like ninety s we'd like counted. We're like holy fuck. We bought like four cases of him anyway. I am drinking. Miller lite classic for the show Miller lite please sponsor us but Martin. There's a lot of games this weekend and I have to be completely honest with the audience. I didn't watch any of them and it okay all right. I get it this podcast but you know we've always been honest. I was up Niagara Falls of my study abroad group and I know it's less less than three minutes into the pot and I've mentioned I've studied abroad so fuck me. What I want to say. Is it's true. It's true I've anyway. That's where I was and I was with my lovely group. We are up there. Visiting Niagara Falls. I was in Canada which was sick. I've never been to Canada. They had this funny. We love colored money which is kind of cute and yeah. It was a pretty sick time with the casino. One sixty bucks of Canadian dollars which is like monopoly money doesn't even matter and I had a great time and got really fucking wasted Jacuzzi with all my friends and it was beautiful so sue me sue me everyone for not watching soccer this weekend. I followed it on twitter like most of you do so fuck you wait. No I mean I mean I love you but like give me a break suit. Kevin Suit Kevin he actually enjoyed his fucking weekend and fucking went to Niagara Falls and for once can watch soccer religiously and fucking knows press to the television like we usually do so oh yeah go ahead and sue them. How countersue you that's defamation of my friends character? How dare you how come come at my neck like that. How dare you come at my friend's wren's neck you all right and my second announcement is. I'm very sad. 'cause Massachusetts just been jewels so fucking good good for you Massachusetts. I kept to be perfectly honest. I always forget Boston Massachusetts. WHERE WOULD IT BE BOSTON. I I just think that just just just the province of Boston. It's not in Massachusetts. You doesn't that sound fucking better like where you going weekend. I'm going to Providence of Boston Austin or wait. No province a whole presence Providence Rhode Island different PL- anyway all right. That's fine anyway yeah so I'm on the hot seat. There's no more jewel pods. I went to my little bodega down. The street goes picking up Kitty Litter for my cat and he's like hey man. You want to buy some Joe. Possibly now I still got like one or not lefties like now. Did you hear the news and I'm like Oh. You're fucking with me what just in Boston they bandic 'cause they banned in Somerville when I was living there and you're like no like Massachusetts on this date ate the entire. The province of Massachusetts like I don't know I was. I was a little taken back so I'm on the hot seat. WOFFORD's on the hot seat. Manchester United's on the hoc- Arsenal was almost on the hot seat so yeah. I guess we should talk about soccer. 'cause that did happen this weekend. Martin so obviously you texted me a whole shit storm of things about Manchester United would you would you like to begin the pod about your feelings about about the Club of Manchester United no no. I don't think so I'm okay. We can fucking push these feelings down for a little bit longer. I I want to get off to what I thought was the best game of this weekend the Chelsea Liverpool game because that like I it's been it's been a minute since I've had a weekend off and I had this weekend offend. Let's say set down at about seven thirty. Am on Saturday morning and then moved move from the seed or stop drinking beer into about nine now because Sunday night football was on last night or two nights ago or three nights ago depending on when you listen to this recording but yeah I had a sports field again and the Chelsea Liverpool game talked everything else this weekend that game was an absolute blast and you heard it here first or probably not but chosen deserve that W in that Game Kef Chelsea Fuck avs Chelsea does not look championship unshipped quality. All I'm saying is a science their defense and keeper. They've got a pretty decent team and Christian. PULISIC might not be starting right now. It's okay everybody calm down his in a new league. He's twenty one years old. He'll make breakthrough probably hopefully who knows but this Chelsea team has a whole a super young and it looked fucking half decent under Frankie and they took the game to Liverpool so much that urine cop. I pull all Marino Park. The bus move around the sixtieth minute at just boggles my mind. I haven't seen Chelsea play that good well. Since Kante left yeah that was from what I saw and I've been reading a lot on this game Chelsea. Were like you know and that's what you gotta do against teams like this liver poor man city. You can't just hold back and not try and you have to just go for it and you know what Chelsea went for it. So you gotta give them credit there. They may have come out of this. The game with a loss but in the end like Chelsea seemed like the better side throughout this match I mean I think it was a tactical masterclass by klopp to throw frank off his game. He's thinking like the high press and crazy. Attacking Liverpool and KLOPP was like all right. We got the best fucking center back in the game. Whatever try do what you can try and get pass them so I gotta give it the clock there the pool whole one eighty and he's done this a lot recently. I mean this is what a good manager does a great manager. It will say like all right. We have a system that works or this high flying attack or whatever it might be in you just change it up depended on the game and using pep do that after his first year and you've seen klopp do that recently and that's how you know the win the Champions League play different depending on the side of the situation and in the end Liverpool still undefeated needed going in the season. Yeah I mean I it's it's it's really interesting to see the statistics of the game and then look at the winner. Chelsea's entire V I fifteen minutes and good part of the first half and definite the you know asides sides from the first fifteen minutes of the second-half dominating both halves and yet Liverpool do what champions do and this is the the most important thing and we've talked about this time and time again on this podcast. They win games that they should not be winning. You know like Liverpool had to two fucking opportunities in the first forty minutes to opportunities both of those opportunities where from set-pieces fucking number ninety ninety nine trend Alexander Arnold. Just rockets and unsatiable shot into the top right corner in the fifteen minute for the opening goal. They don't have another opportunity a true opportunity to score on Chelsea. Eh until I think it was like the thirty minute when asked who asked me Lulu fucking mm fouls the shit out of I think it was Monay or no it was when all them and they once again scoring a set piece and that's you you know what champions are made out of yet. They might not be dominating the game yeah. Their best players are not looking for him. Yeah Adrian and their defenses build them out fucking the number of times this game but they win the game and I'm sure it's the same thing with you know every Liverpool supporter every Man City support for the the most part every bar so Real Madrid event is supporter when Y'all are playing good. y'All still no you guys are probably going to win the game. I I want that confidence. I want that combines because even when my team is playing fantastic like a good sixty percent of me is like Yo you know Martin. They have you seen this team. They're totally going to blow it and not for a second. Did I think Chelsea was going to win that game game even though they were the better team and that is why. Liverpool are championship material yeah. I mean they're just so intimidating even away Stamford Bridge which used to be such a which still is I like. It hasn't had that intimidation factor like you had under Marino Antonio Kante where you went in there and you're like if you got a point. That's pretty that's a win win for you. You know so the fact that you know Franken. The boys were like whatever just fuck it all these young guns up out here. We're just GONNA try and take it to the champions of Europe good on them so I'm very happy for Frank Lampard in the lads. I do want to mention one thing. I just saw this on. ESPN the NFC Youtube in it. I was like why the headline and the headline was should Christian Pulisic bulk up to compete in the Premier League. Yes I yes absolutely I mean get tougher. I mean like bulk up. I mean that's just like this isn't like deficient football. I mean yeah I mean I'm sure they're using bogue as like some fog and attention getter I. I hope people aren't encouraging him to like Volk out fucking use. PD's and just be a absolute beast. Lucon Christian ends up looking like. I don't think anybody wants or expects expects him to do that but look. I think he's played. Maybe three games this season and towards the tail end of last season with Bursch Dorfman he he did not play a lot and in the first half of the season for Berge Dorman he was losing more and more starting time and a couple of different news sources have said this in a high. I am very apt to to agree. Christian Pulisic looks frail. He does not look like a strong player nor does he look like a colvin players so yeah Christian Boca on some confidence and some fucking weights guy. You're on the program. You're in the creme. De La Creme Baby. You need to be strong. Oh now you're not in some German Farmers League now. It's time to bulk yeah. I guess maybe get a little bit more edge. I would say I'm not saying go go hit the gym start you know in the off season started put on like forty pounds of Muscle Kazini. Just like what what what are you doing. I don't I've never thought that you know I mean look at messy. The guy is what five two and is out there crushing people so I mean he's also messy like fucking guys an alien who knows what's under what about skin it might be like fucking muscles and shit like Christian Pulisic and I know this comes to a shock to Lincoln all the MOS fans but he ain't messy. He can't have the same stature as messy. He can't have the same stature as a Cardi because he doesn't have the same skill as them unless his skill dramatically increases overnight the man needs to find a different type of edge and you know we've seen the result of some players bulking bulking up to a really you know a great improvement in their physical play. I think one of the best examples is Rinaldo. You look at him when he first came into the League. The Guy was shrimp. That guy was a weird guy was fucking skinny guy. Now look at him like fucking guy has at least pack these guys. It's a a dawn. That's that's right so bulk up Christian. That ain't hate that's. That's an say that's love if wining own. Oh my God. This dog is whining. I'm killing her as JC girl. Hey Girl Hey all right Martin. Let's move on run to Leicester City Tottenham Lessons City winning two one Can we just can can you just now officially admit to the podcast odd cast that Brennan Rogers is a good manager. Can you just say no to. He's a he's a great manager. Do these these okay. Who was their manager last year well. They had a pool. I think clump yielded then very well. I think that everybody except late stage. Claudio Ranieri has done well with this glove clubs a fucking great club but yeah Brennan Rodgers now I mean the guy. The Guy knows what he's doing. He's played and top league in the world and coached. You know one of the best teams teams in the world you went to was he was a slip away from the league. Don't you fucking forget. He was really like I said fucking. Moron Shannon Plead Steve Gee that's not true. I have I'm shook. I'll tell you what when I did not get to watch this game live but I knew the score going into the highlights. So when I saw that top goal was disallowed just like wait wait. Did I read it wrong did Taunton when I thought they bought it. They bought it but Nah baby. Var Shit show plus my boy Jamie Vardi Iota Peres Tara's your retirements Harrison for or not Harrison Ford Harrison Barnes. This team has stack James Madison. I'm already. I'm already here. Yeah I want him. I want him James Mellow. No I already here like the English hype they're saying like guys already way better than when Beckham was at his age and I was like like Jesus Christ like England is so funny like they already like hype up their youngsters to be the next golden generation way before but I mean James Madison is Nice James Madison. That is a classy guy so I feel as though he's going to be making some moves very soon. I don't think January these go see the whole year of Leicester but I definitely the summer him going for sixty million transferred. Maybe more market in this market dude. I mean this market fucking fish to go for twenty dollars a pound. I don't know I I could. I mean look at me. Kevin Kevin could go for sixty million dollars for the month payment for Kevin. Good die but big morale guy. I'm big morale guy. The guy's going Kevin's the best cheerleader. I know I'm I'm the I'm the glue man he's an adult but I've already read reports that man united has with everybody else's trying to get him with in January unread reports that Chelsea are interested in him when their transfer Bama's of read reports that Liverpool are interested. I've read reports that he's being watched overseas as well so I mean. This dude for sure has a bright future durin. I mean he's he's been darn good for the past. I'd say half the season plus the season might he had his breakout season last season. He's just improving on this season and that's what I did to see. If Lester look we talked about this. Lesser is the one team in my head that can crack into the top up six now that the wolves are out of the picture. Also I just WanNa say my my ever. Tim Prediction is dead. I I'm an idiot I. I'm such an idiot. Why would I the trick me every year of Tottenham every year. I'm like all right like they're going to do this. You're going to do that and then Everton on a whole different scale just collapses and then they make I I li season run and I'm like maybe they saw an eighth guide. I don't I don't understand why I always get so excited for Everton. I couldn't even imagine like I'm an arsenal fan. NBA must be even more infuriating at this point. I I love that they've fallen into tradition to be absolute dog ship the first half of the this season and then inspire hope and fucking excel in the second half and it's it's just crazy. It's like literally like a Bizarro. Superman Superman like worked with Arsenal arsenal always starts off hot and then takes a dive in November and then Everton is like the exact opposite like in middle of March. They go on like a six game winning winning streak. I don't I just I just don't get it man teams like I feel as though I know a lot about the premier league sometimes and then I just go like why do I keep falling into see these traps every year. It just kills me. It kills me anyway. Let's get back to China Muster game real quick recap that quick hurricane with an amazing like like goal which I still have no idea how he pulled that off all laying on the ground Leicester City with the two goals to seal the game and for first time ever Tottenham actually getting screwed over by. Va are not the other way around so I guess I you know I it it all comes you know it all balances out but Martin I said last week Tottenham was back they beaker spouse four no and then they draw against Olympiakos after having a two goal lead and then lose the Lester and I'm like I don't know what to do with this team and tell me what should I do. Did I think you should just ignore or than for a bit and hope all systems return to normal like you said Gone Topsy Turvy the same baton that I've come to enjoy watching it during these past three years usually they're you know they're consistently good. I'm they have flashes of greatness but they are pretty a fucking usually good throughout the season and so this is a weird Tottenham. We're seeing in this two thousand nineteen but I I do have one last thing about the game and it kind of jumps into the Chelsea game which I totally forgot to do and plus it should become a tradition on this podcast called Martin bitches about up. VR Okay here comes all right in Chelsea versus Liverpool game as well as the Taunton versus Leicester Game. The game was genuinely they decided decided by a matter of Mike Grimm meters the foot of the attacking player on Tottenham. I I believe I believe it was Harry Wing to all sides. I don't quote me on that but he his body was entirely onsides his legs his torso his head. His left arm were all onside and his outstretched arm where he's pointing to where he wants. The ball to be he played is offsides yet. They fucking call that offsides now flash forward twenty four hours Chelsea claim Liverpool Chelsea equalised allies against Liverpool on the twenty minute. One one wait in the build up of the play which happened forty five seconds before the goal. Mason mounts left toe. Oh was offsides and I I'm okay with. VR being used for colossal mistake fistfuls mistakes but if it's a fucking micrometer if it is a inch of a person that is offsides the REF was correct. That man is onsides. He Ain't gaining any type of advantage and the crazy thing is is that if there were no. Var taught him would be leading that that game two to one but that goal was taken away about three minutes later. Leicester scores completely different mindset same thing with Chelsea Chelsea Liverpool would be tied one one in the twentieth minute with Chelsea outplaying Liverpool matter of inches. Take that goal way completely the different mindset liberal down the field as Lulu fouls when autumn and goal for Liverpool. It's it's the matter of micro accuracy that just drives me insane. The redwoods correct on the field saying they were not offsides. You cannot say person as offsides because he is pointing to to wear the ball he wants to be played and his arm is offsides. That ain't offsides that is the stupidest stupidest number uh-huh. I spilled the beer you know use of va or that. I've seen so far this year and shame on them. Shame on the friend and not to mention I four weeks of the League. Va or has made V. A. R. Has made seven mistakes so so twenty six he also look. I can't stand it. Go back to twenty fourteen soccer yeah marine. I gotta be with you. I'm the biggest fan on this show and they're not doing me any fucking favors whatsoever like like I really. I really want to argue with you Martin and you can't. I can't dude like I am up. Shit Creek without a paddle. Va Are you really fucked me on this one and I think you're absolutely right when we're getting into the minute details details of this stuff is just ruining it and it's causing massive errors and there's going to be like. I just hate argument afterwards for all the V. A. R. homers. I which I am one. It's like Oh. They're going to figure it out. I'm like dude. We're what it's almost October like. Come on I can expect like one or one a weekend and maybe but like which I guess is the average right now but it's been massive mistakes and pretty games so even even the kit that they pull back and va are unchecked goals like if you haven't watched soccer and I don't know how many of you guys. This is your first time listening to a soccer podcast. This is your first year watching soccer but the soccer game in itself is so momentum based when there's a momentum into behind you any team can go on a run. They might not score but they can go and run. That's why we see Norwich be able to beat city. That's why we see Newcastle. We'll be able to lead Manchester United for such large period of the game or comeback against God exactly exactly and it's momentum some base so when Vr let alone if the decision is right or wrong from VR when it pauses that game it completely changes the context of the game and and that's it it's just it's just piss poor that I fucking have to watch replays of soccer for a good minute it minute and a half every single game to see if the REF was right or wrong nine times out of ten to refuse right so I just I so rubbed rabbi. I was not a fan into it. Obviously in all honesty like kept said this is strengthening my argument. Apo and I hate it. I I hid much. Can we agree that. EPL Has the worst implementation of VR in the world right now easily like no like it's not even like a biased from us. It's just like fact so I don't think there's anything inside football and basketball on their hijinks pool like in the soccer world. EPL Four of the worst shame on you. It's it's it's not great all right. Let's move on to other games but before we do that. We're going to take a quick break week right now. Hey this is Mike from the mostly soccer podcast and I'm here with Jimmy Jimmy what today Jimmy Promo and if you haven't guessed our podcast is about soccer most were merely focus podcast. That's run by an arsenal fan in a Manchester City Fan and we touch upon not only the merely but other leagues around the world along with whatever ever other nonsense is affecting our daily lives. We release episodes on a weekly basis and we really hope you'll give our show dry. Give us on twitter and come see what we're all about at soccer mostly. We hope you join us for the upcoming season so you can share our passion joy and ultimately suffering all right welcome back. We're going to be talking about Man City Waterford a West Ham man united and Arsenal Aston Villa. 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It's in Philly and we're going to be using vivid seats and code over time so make sure you do that all right Martin and Man City Waterford Eight Nil Jesus Christ fun facts Man City is the only team the Premier League era whose has also scored eight goals against the team and has also conceded eagles so see see what money can buy you ah the top and bottom of the world. Oh man might have when they scored the first goal in the second. I'll just just like yeah. It's typical man city then. They scored another goal in the seventh minute. I'm like yeah. That's pretty typical the next quarter third fourth by the fifteen minutes. I'm like Oh. It's getting hand in this Gordon v six hundred thirty minute like God and this and this. I've never never seen do things. I've never seen in my life. I've never seen a fucking team. Joe's shell shock another team into submission by the twentieth minute first and foremost thousand most this dominating fucking display by a team in the first thirty minutes of a game that I've ever seen in my life secondly Kevin Bryner Holy Holy Crap. I like the guy can pass like we everybody on this. Earth can agree the guy can pass. This guy passes like he was born to pass. They call him the. MJ Of passes says be because he's so stupid good at passing the guy had like fucking four assists than a goal and shit talking in the beginning of the season. He's not gonNA to play so he obviously heard that Canada Broin Holy Shit Holy Shit. You're good and also thoughts and prayers to everyone who captain. Raheem Sterling who did not play Bernardo Silva or did he did play subbed early but Bernardo Silva with the hat trick Jesus Christ also got excluded from in the fall of the year same with Eden has our which kind of bummed me out but Jesus. It was just a masterclass showing. It was really men. Versus boys like it wasn't even close Marin into that arsenal drew against Waterford last week who are easily the worst team in the League God. That really pains me to say anyway yeah. I'm ten ten to literally ever even amended who's like everyone gets a ten out of ten they did. It's something good holy. Everybody's good on that team. Yeah it's just I can't. I don't even know where to begin with this match. I've tweeted I posted something or social media like is is this the best team ever in the Premier League era which again like I don't know Martin. I don't believe that but I knew definitely stirred the stir. The Pot people were deaf. There were death threats. The guys like you know just throwing it out. There and we were like what you say about my fucking mother like it's like it was not it was it was it was not like I will murder you on the spot like kind of deal but yeah they will just say they're pretty pretty amazing and should be in the conversation. Russian for one of the greatest teams ever 'cause if they three pete this year dude like God especially in this day. This era of Premier League like this is it. This is just unbelievable. I mean the only thing that I'm taking taking away from city right now because I think they are the best team in the world right now. I think they've been the best team in the world for the past well as long as they've been under KLOPP minus the first first year so two years I think that they are undoubtably the best team in the world right now. in a you know grand in scheme of things they're just great consistently and their tactics beat teams down consistently and this team the team is terrifying from top to bottom and pep has has done wonders with it but you know it's the only thing that you can really take away from them in a club level and you know in a domestic level. They really only have one one rival right now. They only have one person trying to beat them and that's literally the only thing you can shade on this team that it ain't like four or five teams vying for the number one spot. They have the second best team in the world vying for that. What's that you can't leave and take that from them? So I I just think between Manchester City and Manchester Not Manchester United who fucking kidding Manchester City and and Liverpool we are witnessing quite arguably some of the Best Premier League football that you know viewers have ever seen in their lives this is this is some historic shit right now and to beat a team eight zero in the manner that they did. You don't see that every day. You know that's seeing someone flash flash. You like that just doesn't happen. That's a once in a lifetime opportunity. It's just getting flashed an opportune depend I'd anyway. I'm talking about like fucking well. In my case like a girl flashing mainly okay I just went to like that observing urban report of like Seth Milliken like going after the flasher which is a very underrated movie anyway I feel. I think it's observe serving report where it's like Seth Rogan with Brad Pitt and there's a mall cop Clooney Yeah No. I don't think George Clooney's in a it's the guy who plays I'm. I'm the main Guy Ray Liotta. The guy from Goodfellas isn't it he plays like the actual cop and all right. This just became a obscure comedy podcast observant report if you haven't seen it it's actually really really good but essentially he someone gets flashed and Seth Rogan is rated R. He's like I'm going to book and murder this poor guy he goes crazy. It's like Paul Blur. If Paul Blur was good that's that's that's my review. by it was in the city hurt hurt us talking shit about them last week. After they said Oh man cities vulnerable they can lose the Norwich and they and they just wanted to remind all of us know that was a fluke fluke and we can anyone by like five bowls. It's the definition of a bounceback game and well Manchester City Bounce back and on on the other side of Manchester Kev Transition. They bounced Nice but now that was a great while bound somewhere West hand bounced announced. They definitely bounced defeating West. Ham Defeating Manchester United to kill Martin. You go ahead. Oh you the pieces of Shit in red or paying because you wore your stupid third kids. Oh my God. This team is going to be the defamation. Holy Crap I'm Martin Real quick. Is I said last week. This is the year that arsenal breaks me. Is this year that Manchester United Breaks you I think so and the sad thing is only dealt with this for five years and Arsenal fans have dealt with this you know since of I'll give credit since two thousand nine and so I'm pretty broken down at this point and we have to be better. We have the Lads Darby this coming weekend. We gotta make bets for Thursday's episode or Friday's right as absurd shit verse Shit. It's going to be ov one so non excited. I'm ready for this. I already hear people calling it L. Sachiko. Oh it's GonNa be mad lads L. Sachiko Darby. It's going to be so good. I'm so it's going to be chaos. Davidge Louise out there like Martin. It's going to be entertainment for sure. I have no honestly I have no idea what the results going to be but any. It's it's going to be hilarious like it's just going to be two teams who are just like in the weirdest position right now the battle for sixth place. It's the six Darby. Sham on us but all this I don't know if as twitter instagram or something I saw on the news where I saw it but as all this tweet from this arsenal fans call a tweet and they said of course we're GONNA come back from two one down at as or against the Aston Villa and you know we're gonNA play like dog Shit Against Manchester United than lose that game and you know the United Fan and me on like. We're going to lose that game not you. We're worse than you so i. I genuinely think this is going to be the battle of the shittiest battle for the six players who got beat damning who can be less shitty. I really don't know I really feel like it's a contest to be more shitty at this point like fucking fucking fucking united seems to be great at one thing at this point conceding goals and being shit like first and foremost the squad no-man's Mattis. She can fuck right off actually young. I'm surprised you haven't been chased out a Manchester. Those do players made more mistakes during the game than I've seen any others academy player made this entire season so far Pope Paul Mba. You're not fucking needed. You're pretty dumpster trash. I think Radford is missing as many chances as possible to Hayes doing the hand of God vakhid falling on the ground and thrown his hand VAT fat fucking bullshit. You're the best goalie in the world. Do better the only bright spot for me Kevin. The only bright spot for me is Daniel fucking James. He's a day one. He's literally all you got like an he's gone man. At least he fucking tries. Nobody else tries try. They're all sluggish. They're complaining. Scott MC sauce and Daniel James are my boys because they might not be the best. They're definitely not the best but at least they're a trying their hearts out everybody else's dog should and can fuck right off `Ali Daniel and Scott. That's all I need like love and Jesse Aka messy except for giving him a contract extension worth about equivalent of what Marcus Bradford is being paid so that doesn't fucking make any sense so a great great job Edward Glaeser family and not to mention the news came out that I texted you about that. The Glazer family quote quote the Glazer family will not worry about club form as long as money keeps rolling in so shake my timbers and call me Sally. We're in twenty twenty fourteen or Snow World God dammit. I hate this Martin. I saw a tweet and it was about arsenal but I'm going to refer back to Manchester United and the tweet was I truly believe that arsenal is a social experiment like being an arsenal fan is a social experiment but anyway it it truly is and I feel as though it's going through right now as well these ups these super highs and super lows where you just try to latch on any type of happiness with this club right now and it's getting so hard like arsenal of three to got a Red card and somehow I'm how came back against villa who are like decent but like Jesus Christ guys. What are you doing. I just I I'm I'm very happy. I didn't watch US game alive talking about Arsenal Aston Villa just because like I would literally like broken my phone but right I I. I wonder how you fell during the man united match because you said you watched the whole thing right yeah to be perfectly honest this uh-huh Manchester United to be very very honest this. This was probably the worst that I've ever see Manchester United play my life this this game against probably up there Tam. It was certainly up there. I I have never seen a shittier squad effort than I did on Sunday so I was figuring that we would lose. I you know if you listen back to a couple of pods ago. I predicted that we would lose if you were around me in the neck or the past week. I've been bitching that we're GONNA lose and you know what I spoke it into truth this. This was just piss poor in the second. I started watching this game. It was obvious that West Ham was the better team in just you know snuggled deeper and deeper into that cozy warmth of depression and the second they scored the first goal I was done. I couldn't stop watching that game then. I almost did stop watching that game because I knew we we're GONNA lose and then in the eight minute. They score another fucking. Go on just you know add shame to insult and so I knew we were gonNA lose going in. I I did not expect such a dismal Explai- and by the fortieth. I fought myself not to turn the TV off. Yeah I. It's like watching a train wreck. You just can't stop looking It's just Marin. I'm so sorry that's all I got to say. I'm really really really sorry I've known light and I've known darkness and I'm in some deep dark nights right now. Faulk this team I did see this one report saying Allegra is the Manchester United manager that is needed and I do agree with that however I I still back Ali. I will back all through the next. Two years is Michael because I think he should be given time to build this team because you don't get better overnight. Rome wasn't building day same with Chelsea and Frankie back fat manager have patients and for the love of God. I hope that's what the records awards that Glazer family and Woodward actually do I I. I really don't know I don't know where the light is with this club I do I do. I don't know sorry no Kevin Well. It's it's all during all. The lights are off. Old Trafford closed well. Should we move onto Arsenal Aston Villa. Please okay well. Arsenal almost blew it against villa surprising after they blew it against Wofford seemed like a back to back blow a kind of game for Arsenal but they came back in the eighty first and eighty four minute so happy to see callum chambers back out there Maitland Niles with the Dumb Red card and I really thought we were going to lose this game Martin. It just had unlike arsenal losing written all over it and banter. FC would have continue but you know what we got to win. I'm happy but at the same time I'm just exhausted. Where's just like like you know like you go to. Thanksgiving and you're like you see the family and you're you're glad you did it but you're just exhausted afterwards after I wasn't great so I really don't have much to say about this game to be honest. But is there anything. You'd like to take away from it. Jag relishes God James Mcginn is gone. I love this Aston Villa team. I can't believe I hated them for ninety percent of my life you know I I just really like this team and think they have real talent and if I think that they've been playing real well over the past five games of the season and if they don't stay in the league I think it's a shame because this team is stock full of characters and talent Arsenal Volkan Grit Dude. I gotTa admit they got some grit at home under United emory and you know Bamian closing the game out with a splendid lended free-kick like long gorge. Now's gorge an for a striker of bombings talent to score a goal like that. You know it's just an unexpected in in some some our minds and and this is. I thought this was a good game for Arsenal yeah. It was against Aston Villa a little bit comeback city baby when down two times went up once and held it so there's some definite talent pepe gets his first go the on prem so some bright spots but you know that reality comes sinking down that this was against Aston Villa and not we shouldn't be or Chelsea or someone someone yeah. We shouldn't even be put into that spot so I don't understand. I honestly you just infuriates me but Martin. I have a final segment. I WanNa talk about the defer. Eleven pros were announced. I WANNA get your opinion on it but before we do that we're GonNa take a quick break right now. He's overtime media. Your sports your team on your time. Find podcasts all your favorite team your favorite sport and more check Gal our entire catalogue of shows visit overtime dot media all told her all right we are back mar in and the Fiba starting eleven were Rinaldo Imbaba messy upfront midfield can filled with you didn't has our Zhong and module which backline is Marcelo Van Dyke delivery and Rama's and goalkeeper was Alison and the coach of the year was Klopp. What do you have a problem with no one in the front three Messy Rinaldo Imbaba I think are deserving of that in the midfield delight. I'm saying modulus is wrong I don. I have a problem with Madras being there but yeah yeah marge did. He do anything cooler than he did last summer when he won her own weight he didn't even win. The World Company opening got ballooned war so as he grandfathered into this or what because I can't go to popularity contest it really is because I have a problem with a lot like Marcello and Sergio Rama still here I mean Real Madrid were horrible last year agreed and delight. I'm sorry guys I was good but fee for the year good. I don't think so I don't think so and I gotTa admit I love the allison choice either. I think I think terse. Dagan should've fucking wanted to be perfectly all right. Let's see let's do this. Who Do you think I'll give you mine. I think Trent Alexander and Roberson should have been the left and right back. That's just me and I think you could have subbed out Bernardo Silva information-rich that would have been that makes perfect sense for me. I Would Do Kim Mitch and Robertson as my outside backs as my fullbacks and just because I think catches a hair better than Ta and has more experience but if we're going by fucking metals obviously ta a won the Champions League and the midfield. I take dijon out like I ain't GonNa lie. I'd take Dejean out. I'd put you know someone like likely in Goalie Kante. I'd put I think think that tweety had a remarkable season last year. There's love yeah. Oh Yeah Oh yeah he is he. Is He okay. I didn't know for some reason I thought he went to PS anyway. Yeah just sorry my i. I'm still like drunk from the weekend and Niagara. It just ignore me. MMA tweedy was one of the first players that I knew when he was on AC Milan so I know his a S- Milan to ps Oh wait it was ace Milan to Real Madrid to as Milan to ps two event is I think that trajectory who knows yes fucking but I I think maturity's fucking you know a great fucking player as well as my midfielder in on a bar COMMUNICA. I can never remember his name. he's Spanish. He's Spanish fuck me. I can never remember his name but he's he's on that team and then I always fucking would put doubted Silva in there and to be honest. I think that Jordan Henderson had a phenomenal year last year. I I think that there are a lot better options to pick than Luca modules. He just seems like a holdover the contrast I I fought with him hard. I put him in there. I'd put I'd put biscuits in their Sergio biscuits in there. I'd put wreckage in there. I'd Pullman tweeting there and I think those names that I just named are all better players this past year everybody out this past year than DEJEAN WHO's everybody's new favorite boy and Luca Module. Choose a holdover and then you know if you make those small changes. I think it's all right I guess the only part they nailed as the centrebacks in the forwards again. I feel Kinda bad though because I feel like there could be an argument for Monay. I think show it's tough. I don't know I the only person I replaced him with would probably be I can't front three of Rinaldo Messy Mugabe or just so good. I just feel bad for him because he's living in age with those three players right now. I think we're hime. Sterling should have a shout as well That's just tough. You know what I mean. It's just like he can't. It's hard to replace those three. Oh Yeah and we're taking the easy way out by letting at an hazard a midfielder even though he's clearly not so you know there's never never enough spots for those who deserve to be in this in this catalog so to speak so you know every one of those players named is obviously great but there's for sure some better places did France make. This Kevin is France doing some bad reporting again because we've said it before. I am no problem saying it again. France soccer reporting is dog. Shit Yep yeah. 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I've been cheese skills to the bills so and I didn't watch the World Cup this summer so I'm just air fare notes no matter what fair fair enough. That's you know honesty on this. I God I didn't watch any games this weekend. Margin really women's World Cup. That's fine. Just we're all about being honest. You know. This is a safe place for honesty. Gone is the shit. That's your fault because we're you know this is this is on. We're honest genuine genuinely shooting people who don't walk talk to quote some person that I don't know who said this but I heard it on the news tonight when I got home. The truth never evolves. Chiefs candidate watched games this weekend. I didn't watch games this summer in Canada or France England I don't. I don't know where they had it so it was that's even better. I love it was it wasn't it ain't England France Martin France. Yeah see got we one. 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Gab & Juls Show: A Solskjaer shocker?

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Gab & Juls Show: A Solskjaer shocker?

"The time gabby jewels skies in west. London presumably blue skies. In via alex we were has won his fourth europa league. We're going to get into that of course We got a ton of other stuff. Champions league final with stuart robson zoo madrid official now. No more colin ted instead Possibly probably no more room. I meet on parallel. Inventors wear lille in so many matches. Changing these incredible. What's going on right now. this is. This is the busy turning the busiest week of the season. But let's start with you. Know out coming out winning on penalties. I want to start with the penalty shootout because as a neutral that was just incredibly dramatic. This is why people don't like football. Donors they watch it. They see the drama and everybody all eleven players on both teams got taken penalty every single one of the made them. Except for w yeah. I think he's john record of a mile penalty scored new european gone the other one third round playoff gail twenty five games. Why do you want to twenty two s- incredible and you have to the hayao. Although i don't know why he tries some fancy penalty instead of just smashing. It really did really really by the way said he'd never taken a penalty before said like. Oh look i'm a big. Let me just kidding it. Hard as i can this. It must've way happen. That's the way they are trying to do something less. Wait and see maybe where the keeper. No you neymar neymar. Just smush it. you're not even addison. You're not known for your feet by the way manage goalkeeper in the world and is now google for penalties. This is fourteen row. He hasn't saved four zero thirty six for united and four for spain. How can you not save a single penalty in forty forty attempts. I suspect we will have more criticism of the hair. And maybe tom heaton on his way to united as well wonder what's going to happen that well we'll get we'll get to that individual's podcast. I want to take it back to that out. Because when i am reading we were talking before off air. You weren't that impressed with the be at outplayed. I look at it. They're missing. I think a really important player for them in a game like this in the form of two quays They made a big call with cutout. Backups starting he changed the formation. Several times made a bunch of changes different time. Well the guy on the bench. I think is i. Substitution was in the tenth. Minute of extra-time hundred minute. I mean i read the talk about who outcoached to in this. One you gotta give it to emory right. Yeah no doubt emery. Emery won the managers bator. Dan i'm sorry. This is a very team who should play better than this. Who conscious defend for the whole game like they pretty much. I mean the are watch on target is to goal the couple of other these opportunities but but did a make the to make either not really had much more to do and i think united were disappointed. United drove me mad in again for not making any serbs. He's not just a surrogate. Keep the semi levin. If you want to change something. Rush for the front with caveney. Paul bruno in a tent or do something different. But you don't stay the same way. Even in the second half of the discord there was a bit more energy. It'd be more urgency in the passing because the first half was so slow and source but come on. Well want i saw that lineup. And then later we found out. Well not because fred wasn't fully fit otherwise read an i saw pogba on the page alongside mattamy. I thought like oh great. It's going to be an open attacking game. United are going to go for it. United try to go for it. And then i was reminded myself what we've been saying all year when united play eighteen. That are well organized and set back. They can't create chances because the own they don't create chances through patterns of play they have to creative players in the whole team. One being bruno. I did not think great game though to being held by got substituted which i think says it all and and it's like a man trying to hit his head against against a brick wall it's not through lack of trying social. Tried to be positive but this team. How did you try to be positive. Or at least we get here the attacking players out there but they don't have the patterns of played they don't even even look at some point. I'm like okay. Greenwood and rash create some mismatches. Create some one on one. Nothing was working because a well organized defense will shut you down and there were two of you. One often in rush one hundred really poor game. I i still think that these mason greenwood is your perfect impact is just perfect to bring on after an hour when everybody's tired. I don't care who you start fred for now. If you want with my football and the left russia on the right bruin caveney and then bring on greenwood's just just got a things wrong when you do something different when you do something that defies conventional wisdom and you win who. You're clever when you do something. That defies conventional wisdom and you lose on penalties or even just you go kind of defies the wisdom in the team they picked no defies convention. Go against conventional wisdom for the life of me. I couldn't understand and i'm not. I'm not one of those people who says like. Oh look he's not making substitutions. He's an idiot. But you're not getting things done doing the same thing over and over and over again. For ninety minutes the other guy keeps making substitutions to keep you on edge. It change things completely. You've got players on the bench. I we surprise completely ten minute of injury. Surprise you the wrong word because because then we go back to the limit of were socio as a manager and the fight. He's still learning but love burning. He's been doing this for ten years. Actually still so surprise the wrong word. I was disappointed more than surprised. Because i knew that he could do something. Like this in a final such big game where are they just called feet icon change because imagine i changed and then the score because that's all messes up the team. But there's there's no explanation on what he was washing the game. The semi just thought. Yeah we're doing so well. I don't need to change anything here and again. I'm not saying. Keep the implies if you want to. Because you don't try it on your james or you don't trust fred or whatever but even if you keep the same eleven change something for the life of me please do it because that will mess up bulent post so the need to see russia and china winwood and now we'd have to defend different. This one bassac a far higher the pitch or they go to pack three. I don't know anything. please do something. Yeah i mean. I think it's not just about the substitution. It's about kind of changing and adjusting. Everybody made the joke social. Could bring social on our super soft. Okay nobody like that on the bench. Fine there's no. There's no marcial fred's not really going to move the needle for you obviously do come on later and it was up to respect to james and mata whatever i get that. But you're right. Give them a different look. Give them something different to think about this. Actually at this stage of the game because you do have players wore versatile. I looked to me like rostered before. I get to that though the one thing which struck me too is i hope this is not the case. When i looked at the players who could be substituted. And then you think well cavani rochford bruno pogba status players in the end. I think the first guy to come off with greenwood who happens to be the youngest guy. I would've left greenwood on. Because i also thought it wasn't having a bad game on ratchet but is there a bit to bitter. This idea that these are my better players. I need to leave them out there. The no maybe. I would think that that kind of level you can't just based decisions on. Okay who is the who the leaders of as if he's having a bad game or influencing the game the way you want then you of him. He should have done the bish because of your status. Because you're paul pogba bruno or instant caveney even if even if they can change the game like these on a moment of magic but if they've got no influence on the game where why keeping them. I don't know what kind of relationship he has with those kind of players and if he was on the new schedule take them off of fear by taking them off. You take away the possibility that they will make something happen now of nothing which can do so. I understand as well y you leave them on because you think he's pug by bruno is they. Can they can do something very special. Which is true except that on wednesday night. It didn't happen. That didn't do anything special magic. Was it weird. I mean i watching on television and by the way it was an absolute dog's breakfast in terms of trying to understand who's coming on. Who was coming off. I don't know whose fault it was in the in the extra time. It was actually difficult. I mean i think you're gonna public but you know you see the guy saying oh look montas coming on and then like ten minutes later he still sitting there and it looks like ogbah goes to goes to the side of the pitch during your substitute your thing because tommy was down and he has a drink and then you find out no was actually taken off so production. Tradition was in great. Yeah but would you weird. That came off. You've got the penalties coming on rice. You figure. I'm going to send on the specialists for the for the penalties although the beginning and poke sticking the love than before as what it was injured. I didn't think so maybe fell to give give a lot of energy that he was maybe long energy. And you don't take any risk for that. I understand the this matter aleksei substitute and they were the first one to take the pants james so much. There's so much did it. Well but then penalties no penalties the luxury. Everybody says okay. Maybe it is. I still think they should have done much better. I don't think either rubio. The here are very good. Penalty goes keepers anyway. But yeah but it's a shame to st louis and that's what saskia put forward where we lost on one kick which is true in the end but it should have been so much better for the united. The other point is if you'd one you would have won by exactly one one kick and the reality. Is you know your wage. Bill is like five times op. You've had time to prepare for this game. Both these teams. There's the other thing i thought. Pointing both these teams especially united fielding shadow sides in their lives not from madrid in the team play last night arguably think vietnam had heavier absences. Probably about the same two quays versus mcguire yourselves album ourselves out. I started probably this game. I think somebody's been the for me. Stint more united who lost their final. Yeah then villareal. Who wounded bad you. I want to give a little bit of. Can we give love to my man. Joel moreno of course. Because i saw jeremiah. Renault is one of those strikers. Who i think is because of the way he looks and the way he moves a little bit clunky to a little bit of the thomas molar about it and then you look at his intelligence. You look at his production. It's not just this year. This year is up thirty one goals last year to get eighteen in the league alone for. So here's a legitimate goal score despite not necessarily playing center forward because whether it's paco orla custody is always played with other people. He does a ton of work. Teddy jin's what he's got a little bit. I mean not as good. But he's got a little bit of the off brand harry kane about him as well. I think in the work. He does off the ball in the work setting up teammates. And i'm just wondering if maybe we're underrating. Spain a little bit and we'll go look at their strikers. The goal look. They don't have the striker. I mean but no. They got what they've got. You know. this is a step like him. You know the euros. We is going to be interesting. Because he's he's very interesting player. You right and goalie scored. The rainy made the wasted on. The student. side kept stayed on site. Sorry the finished love with things that he did celebration was your as well but for someone who got vaccine but yes so yes and it. a love. ram deserve some love of course garden. And i like i'm happy for cook. Land for ten kapoor. Who didn't have the greatest. Maybe at some point in in england does it off gray stories poetry is. He's a wonderful defendant was going to be one of the best in the world. There's no roll up your while. Gray story for a veteran. Love your major give. This tossed out gained more than champions league final because slightly bigger game but before that i got dispensary little nuggets of love to about and because school the performance. But for this guy i i. I've always really liked. Because he had a different body he'd be playing central midfield right. Yeah so smart. He's so good on the ball and yet he's a big strong do. He's got the beer scores phenomenon over napoli. Whatever the great story about baltimore i says. First of all he's from the nobody's from vienna. Because it's a spec basically. But i love the fact that was it. Fifteen years ago by been that long champions league semifinal arsenal against we six oh six fifteen years ago. He was behind that goal when it can misses the penalty. Right behind that goal. You know i. I love that. I love the continuity of people hometown. And whatever quite so this could be his last season as because you think go to bigger and bigger clubs so when done to them all right enough. You're openly let's go to the real deal Because saturday night chelsea manchester city we're joined by the tactical goo stuart robson rubber. Welcome aboard just to get the injuries out of the way. As far as we know we're according to thursday morning jewish. Correct me if i'm wrong. Magic city are pretty much full strengths. They have all the options. Chelsea still may be little some lingering doubts about habits and his muscular injury. He came on and played at the weekend so we can play but whether he's ready to start. I don't know other than that. Monday's recovered context recovery. Christmas is fine. Everything's good yeah all right so the key question is i'm going to start with with city. We've seen him play many big games. We've seen him play that lineup without gabrielle and without a guero with bernardo silva debrecen kind of alternating upfront. Whatever you wanna call it sometimes. Is that what. We're going to be. Served up in the final rob. What you think i i think so. Because when he played his zeus against chelsea cup semifinal it didn't work because the three of chelsea just the difficult for running behind them and she is coming show for the boy. I didn't switch the plow body. I think control the minnesota's done most guy. So i think he's going to go with to midfield players as you said rotated between center ford guy buckets midfield dominate that. The there and fight with sue white matthaeus. They can apply. I'm kind of picturing here. I'm kind of imagining. I'm just dealing with that sort of four. If you want to call it that we know. Brian is gonna play. I think it's one hundred percent. I think mars is very likely to start phone. Also very likely for the other spot in that group given the facilities players it basically comes down to who drills benadryl silva or struggling styling. Yeah exactly unless you play both phenomena and rory and then good one can have a different role alongside the brian for the mars. But you wouldn't expect that really need to do that. Given the way chelsea definitely so. I think bernardo for why showing that kind of setup in those big deserves to start and i don't think rhyme sterling in peps mind right now is a player for those big games it could be. It could be one of the rebel on the chelsea end organ. Assume three four hundred one. Because that's what he's always plates getting them. We're gonna assume that mason. Mount starts because he always starts. The big question is who are the other two. We've seen a ton of over to you know team. Oh veterinary good of late. I what do you think we'll see. He's got so many options. Police jerus-. Theoretically i'm not gonna say. Tammy abraham how vets maybe qaida harvard's if found what what's going to do and what would you do well again. I go back to the cup semi and everybody wants them about one from actually up. Front played with vaughn out from and it works really well because then mount went back into midfield position so they could match matched the city of midfield and zia would go out to the right hand side when they were defending but they going play from would see my son and i think it works so one in the fa cup semi fun. I think he's trying to do the same again. Whether it's been habits. Are they vulnerable black from. Because he's black that's gonna run into the running behind and then you'll by either see or habits with mount planning that little bit deeper role in midfield but i would go at the moment. I'd go shopping cup final. I think you should go without again. You verners runs in the league dat hard that they won't to one he's runs i know he's far from perfect but he's really hurt them in the way he running behind you. If you against stale on site. I think something they doing when you've got that kind of of striker against denver forward against them by using. Are you guys saying this. Because you guys don't think advertises fully fit this question mark. You don't want to play them and then take them off. Because i'm waiting for me. If you really such a big fan of earners runs. I had some issues. I wonder if police you can't do. Some of what verner does i think conferences. I've really come around on harvard's of late before latest injury. You think that is a better option than the second game against madrid. At the bridge default three was mount habits and with habits inventor being quite fluid on exactly what really went on google for example that both involved in that move so it can work those one or neither you guys is brought up pulisic But obviously we all agree. He's in the mix. I want to ask from a perspective. We knew have so many options when you don't have a hierarchy And they really don't. Yeah because we've also seen verner on the bench At times does that in some way complicate things for for other players on the team. Because if you if you were to play a big striker or if you were harvard inevitably he's gonna move differently from the way. The way verner does Police perhaps more direct than hakim's. Espn may be more more creative Can you talk a little bit about the dynamic. In the adjustments that need to be made in other areas of the pitch. I mean When you're playing with verner up from the planes we speak very often. You went into running behind. And that's he's gonna try and stretch manchester city and then it makes the other plans. Canadian come shorts to get the ball. Did it brilliantly against rao madrid in the very first guy the guy in madrid where have voted kept on. Mikey runs behind them. The saints come show malcolm short calls. Roman general suits the send homes. Were quite sure to come out whether it's a stay in and that's going to be the same problem with the chelsea said the bats if the city center do they go in with a bullet if he plays in that role do they go in with mice or do they stay back. And that's the problem. Like what shall we do dicko in see my only kept on running behind them so it all depends who up front. Who's the mine-strike it. The other to content is fit to in central midfield out of the way Do we think or junior country overcharge. No controversy new jersey new is too important to bid from the back to those. Your junior was a source of all of chelsea's eagles and every time they lose it's his fault because he missed a penalty. Yong's ago right now pool but against awesome. But i think new is so important in the way especially with the ball without the ball. Could you could improve certainly on but with the board. You have to play him. And i think counties bathroom coverage pulisic. How are huge impact players. I think this is going to be a very tactical final tactical often mean defensive and this might be offensive very sexy very opens and i think that if you get two nil nil with twenty five minutes to go and you can bring on coverage and pacific. I think this could be game. Changers complete and city also changes that on of course the the coach could make perfect impact serbs if the scores didn't go behind Robbo you're on board with that. You think he's going to go. Contact your junior. Yeah absolutely. I mean Is a big job. Does your genome and concept. Because if men city do play with two how would he feel plus one of them could be one holding midfield another one that likes to get forward and then the of a silver bullet groin. Applying full said the is going to be difficult for both the midfield content. And do they still about an that digital thing or push on the essential hops. Come out so there's a massive thing that took less to do the the understanding centrebacks and the to holiday midfield has to be perfect. Wins bush on when to drop off. That's gonna be the way chelsea player. I think we're going to get to what happens at the back. I'm assuming left wing back. He's also i think in very very good form as well. There's no question. Sorry marcos alonso is gonna be chill well on the left on the right. There's a bit of an interesting dynamic. I think because much jewels shivering. We've seen reese james at back and that's really quite right back or right wing back and raising games. I'm going to suggest knock going to do that in this game because you don't have the ball over the top super speedy threat so you can play christensen or somebody else in the back three. I'm put reese james at rightback so then my question is well is reese james. I write back is equated to give you more defensive cover robbo james In the in the guy was to stop the around zavody but then he bite him in the next guy and by the right wing but as really quite isn't so good coming forward. We know that this race jones got more. Energy as equator is a better defendant. The same. I think he's not quite happy. With plan is the right sided send-off i don't think he's quite happy with asprilla violence as they as the right wing by because he's gonna do a lot of defending with baguettes photo whether it be against the full getting forward at times actually quite good job not position not so much going forward offensively and i think he's going to stick with it again she that's point jobs because if you have james backstreet you have another back. Who can step into midfield and be comfortable passing. If you are. If you want to do that. You want to build from the back. that is attractive. Option that james get you. But i suspect you don't like that i mean what are we also have different competitions and it was different time this season but the two games that they win. They won't against city in the cup and in the league he plays spill quota as the third centerback and reached says the wing bike. And i can see why it was changed using that restricted. Well in that position. I think that has so much to learn and i'm not sure he's ready for a championship. Final in that position against the city team like was saying if they played with the force number nine so a natural in a way and characteristic. I did you have to be really good at knowing exactly what to do. And i'm not sure which is ready for that might be and he might play great in the final. If you bring up position. But i would keep it exactly the way they did. In those two games against city spill quotes with doug van ruediger and then reached james. Wingback position does kind of job site governed. Joe would say is the having what chelsea recently and win iago silva is almost pushing race james. He's pushing rudy. Got to pick up people and get caught and geography. Simple almost plans a sweet broken bone. That's when when when you watch it on you can't always sit when you're at the guy that he's pushing the other two and he's dropping of brilliantly on a cut in both games just sweep. And that's what he that's what i think he'll do again you know. They equipped marking of the center. Forward pushing against the bronner could be and they would just drop off and fill. Fill the spices. So that's going to be occasion. At how cool would that be if to whole throws that curve ball and goes man-to-man ruediger onto brian. And reese james or kristen sooner. whoever on bernardo that's what really pretty much aids and and it was it was it was good. I bet over as well. We'll be how cities price will be. Effective or not against again the the bill from chechen because in the semi they could they went on clearly. Man-marking go and do the press and the one moment where someone who's later mount than they are the counter talk and then needs to go venezia's assist so montemar. Praise is great but he has to be perfect every time because the one i'm not perfect and someone like mom or gino has half a second of freedom is too late. Then we've Interesting to joe. We've been through pretty much chelsea's lineup. Obviously i think we're we're talking about mandy is going to be goal. And we agree ruediger juggle silva we'll play regardless we've covered whether it's christian or reese james or be the quite as a third centre-half of the knock on effect of the wingback. Let's talk city. I'm please stop me. Because i think some positions are pretty obvious. We know anderson's being go rhino cow walkers gonna be right back we know actually let me take a step back first because we've seen pep in huge games. Go in do something weird that he hasn't done before we've seen this many times in the past but we don't expect to see here am i right. Am i reading you guys crackly. I think so come on. I think he's learned a lot from the mistakes against season and being scared of the kombi and all that kind of stuff so this is not the game to go and surely to go and try to try to shock and surprise to call with something weird right. No no the only thing He will do. He starts to the back full but really ends up. Being about three tuck in. And i actually think concetta left by and he would always plans are left wing buckets arms when they've got possession and you have a place in the whiteside. Would it be stunning photo. Coming failed to go and join join the whatever the phone number nine will be. I think that's the surprise that you'll see when the when the game starts is that we'll talk in the bill right. Sided said the harvards arms and the left back with it means django with it. Being a a fellow we'll play much on the field when they get possession of the white lie within sock in and get closer to the front. There's going be my question right. So we know obviously the back stones. And ruben diaz leftback was the only question position rubbers going with with junk selo. I think i know. I love mandy. I don't think he starting in chanko may have shot. I think he has a big shot then consolidate and it will be harsh on him. He's been so good i guess. Psg for example second-leg. I think he probably offers more security slightly defensively than consolo. No consolo has been so good industrial hybrid position. But i think as i could see some zintchenko starting at of considering now i would have taken as read for much of the season going to be a choice in a big game. I'm not so sure because obviously we've seen him drop for finnan genial before. Do you think that. I mean there's always the option of going rajastan fernandina pushing going on. Does anybody think there's a position of grabbing left out you. Would you leave him out in a game like this. I don't think so. I know of course. Psg the second leg. But you had you had to defend. It was founded news birthday. Which was one of the justifications. Why pep put him started in game saying as thirty six today. This is birthday. Prison road has been so important. So goods that dot the game. And i don't think he was thought with funding you. I think it would be on his own in front of backflow and then having good next to him and then as we said the The phone foreheads. Rodrigue oregon makes sense to you rubber. Absolutely that's what i was saying. Earlier i think will be alongside ronnie replace food position. The broin marist on the right hand side because he's been such a choir for me gives them back with they didn't do it in the semifinals. I found out there and he didn't go policies. Cook mars is going to be a cape lab next to rotary. That's i think that's all right so them we're serving marris foden bryner and bernardo silva is your front four right. Does anybody wanna make a case for anybody else. Not ready studies high. So help me. Just just just just wrap. This helped me trying to kind of imagine how this unfolds. Because we've seen we talked a little bit. How how you defend against that because obviously if they keep going back then you know. And they're not acting as genuine strikers especially those the two central geysers of fluidity. You have to be aware that one way to deal with it is to effectively go man for man and jaguar silva sweeping in certain areas. Yeah they've dealt with it fairly comfortably. I think before when they've done that off the ball if you're if you're city when when when when you're not possession rubble front four gonna work. Are they gonna come and press them higher. They're gonna press them. Perhaps a little bit more in midfield. So they've got more space to run into with with the likes of of foden and myers. Yeah i'd or something from the key biscayne than white house to have. The unenviable do good seems do their full intimate area and that's when they'll they'll win the boombox they might force it into wide areas and locked chelsea down one side of the field win it back and then counterattacked from there. They're going to press really high up the field right from the start of the try and win the bobak midway through chelsea. Say one thing. I'm just wondering about this. And i'm on board. What you guys are saying. This is the only thing that leads me. The little bit of doubt. That pet might do something different. That front four incredibly skilful apart from foden. I might argue that. They're not super dynamic or athletic relative to the people who are on the bench sterling and gabrielle. Zeus intends of pace and running pace in quickness change of direction. I mean. Brian is obviously phenomenal. But you know he's pushing thirty now and whatever and none of these people are people. You would look at him and say well. He's a terrifying athlete. Not not mars. Not not bernardo certainly foden maybe only one and given that you're up against players who are a little bit older in ruediger in chicago silva might that be temptation. Might that be enough to swing it or is that maybe decision you make while the game is going on. Maybe that's when i turned to a sterling is use fed on taurus. Yes good point. Although i think by know playing either food and marez because the was the burn was one hundred percent. I think you also lose in pressing. I don't think bridges or i'm studying can price as well as bernardo so intelligent. And is he understands the very very easily so it depends if you want to be cautious and and try to use the space in behind the the three then. Yeah you can can play. Gabriel jesus and he was certainly coach upon we saw again at the heart in that game against the where he force criticism mistake on the first. Go just before the break and got penalty guero mixed with panama and and certainly those runs just hurt her church you too. So it's it's another possibility just being that you start a game like this and you want to keep the ball as much as you can and for that you play you on four that you've played against psg. I like for example where where you're was enough aggressive but certainly when you had the board you make good use of it. Rub a final points. You chelsea are coming off a really difficult patch. Terms of in terms of results was three defeats in their last four. Do we expect a knock on effect from that or do you just kind of move on and say this is completely different. We've had some good player. Paid well so i mean we played badly but our players able to kind of insulate themselves from that especially since they did hit their objective of finishing the form. Yeah i think the thing be looking at is. Go back to going back to that. So many final where not so much. The league i final gang is where they dominated possession. They got their tactic much. Better the man city did on the night and man city even though the zoos could running behind they never did so. I think joe's any problems in on and chelsea controlled the guy for the first sixty minutes. I would say so. They've got that confidence in their mind. They can outweigh man city. Also i don't think that go into the guy with the confidence to going to companies. Think of the best the semi final. And that's how i think they'll approach the gun. The final word. This one thing i wanted to say about pep is because we won't ring. He's going to try again. Magic sometimes works. Doesn't i found him this season and i the love city games for first television interview. Millar post much much of that. He's far more. I think he's ever been any when we went to the media the monday he was so relaxed and so changed us. It was like saying hello to everyone. Fist-bump bang harbor. You your k. commenting on my trainers. It was like an something we said to him. You look more. And he said he said he agreed to it. And you said you know i'm older now. And he said something very interesting though he said. I've learned from last season dot to enjoy this far more than i used to. Before you remember how obsessed it was. I mean in the in the in the book by putting is says. There's only thirty minutes in the day with think about food board. And i think dot dot dot eighteen inside and i think really this season. He's a different pep in the sense. That of course. Football is still the most important under periods where this training or the games big and he's still obsessed and he's ocd. I think he's taken a step back massively when when when he's not on the page when he's not thinking about the games of like okay. Let's let's just enjoy this. And i think the company made by the final saying. I'm so confident in myself in my own team. I don't care who the referees almost who we play against kind of stove this is a very different approach and the pep so obsessed than tens that we've seen before right yet completely completely. It's this new. Zen your or joola i think in in some ways and it's always hard to get the right amount of tension and and what you're trying to your players and whatnot but Certainly for me. I don't think you're just favorites. I think they're substantial favorites in part because of the you don't necessarily feel the weight of the game. The way chelsea might all right enough of that. How about some quick hits instead. Go up managers on the move as we speculated in the last show zinedine zidane and row madrid have parted ways juice. What's your sense of. What prompted him to go and what comes next thing. We expanding in the last show in the sense. I think you've got tired of the long season. Never really felt the love. And maybe maybe wrong. Leagues this millennials. The zoo now as you know. I don't know if it is but certainly i think he fairly so long season heart season. He took this team as far as you cruise semi fun out of the champions league all the way up to the last game of the into willa legal still and maybe they don't want to be there for the rebuilding process and saying to some of those places been so close to a. You have to go now. You have to move on from what comes next. People already linking mantas mighty. Max allegedly with him down to you. We see you. Don't he's not gonna go straight back to industry i. I'd be surprised. Yeah me too. I'd be surprised. Gob another one going something you say who party whereas with inter by mutual consent just a few weeks after winning the series title. What is this really all about. Money is going to get like a seven million euro. It's about money and it's about power and basically as pipe told you many times in a very difficult financial situation they said look. We need to make a net transfer profit of eighty. Two hundred million This summer which far from being adding star so the team means we need to sell at least one of the stars that we have and we need to cut the wage bill fifteen to twenty percent as well which means under those like free agent. That aren't free and persuading people to go and look at said like i don't really wanna be. I wanna go forward. I want to win the champions league. And but of course i look. I got no problem with somebody saying that. How about you man up and realize a difficult time for anybody because of course does he just resign. No he resigned. It says oh. I didn't know you left on my contract. You are going to pay me. Twenty five twenty six million dollars. The highest paid manager and city. I one of the highest paid in the world. When you pay me half that i'll go away and i'll promise not to sign on for another city yacht club. Which by the way was going to do anyway. Who known each other clubs have money and he likes working with people with money. And i don't want to be more realistic about it. But you can't be mr fighter. Mr perfection all the time and blah blah blah but. He's a phenomenal amount of rent takeaway of course but this is letting you letting your club down right. You had a contract. Things got tough. You one i now you go on and i think disappointing officers. Say i think. He's making miscalculation because clubs. I think for the first time in a long time are drawing the line becoming much smarter. About what a coach actually brings and what they've achieved. In what circumstances that's true. Joined up octa and ronald kumon met to discuss his future and they'll meet again soon cuts on media suggesting it could cost barcelona abundant to get rid of them. Having already paid five million euros apparently days to get him to get him yes because he was the contract with the the dutch. Fa fund is fascinating. Because proactiv to sack. I mean and annie's agent plus laporta and all is like two closest ally or wherever. Do you really meet with all those people when you just extended contract because some try to spin it that way. I think you meet with those people when you get what they want to get rid of you and i think this is what the negotiation is about. I really believe that we're not common. Won't be there next season. They would find some sort of agreements to pay him off. Something but yeah. This is not the kind of meetings that you have to to extend your contract or even to stay in charge. I have the solution for you. They pay him to go away. He takes over to madrid where the jobs vacated. Because john boehner goes he turns. Today ain't pain so hey more. Changes fabio parra the that you venter sporting director. He's no longer there. Does that mean the pillow is going to The two lengths inevitably. You're going to hear a lot about house. Innings dan returning to you about max going. Their views on this. The direction of travel was to a certain type of football. Pilo tried to play it. You can make you judge for yourself whether he's ready for it if you replace pilo. Don't replace them with legacy. That was in place it with somebody. Why what would be the point to have liberal back. We style of football appoint point being like. Oh it comes back. It's twenty years since he don was there. Twenty years now obviously is a bond with the club but this idea materializing knows the club inside out. He knows a different club with different leadership different. He's still one of like home. Wouldn't really really be right now. And i don't think wants to get back into it. Straight away may not have made it as explicit as they can. they're signing mike me i'm from leland won't be making new. Offer for digital donato. After turned down eighteen million dollars season that would have kept him among the top five keepers in the world. Is this smart from me. Then i think he's very smoggy. Gap is saad. I finally sad story because rumor. Is someone say okay. He could have been a medina instead. The whole career is clerk. This is what he's fired. A ton of money was already making. So i found that really disappointing. And i don't know how much meaner has to play or the club. I don't i don't even care. Why is the fact is the narrow is going to go on a free probably to you venter's or wherever he wants to go and might go really good really really started goalkeeper. Who will improve. Who's only twenty four who their pay. Cheap thirty million euros. Who's not on shoot wages either and who will improve and keep improving. But he's really studied mental. I mean he's one of mine inspires born and bred. So i i really think this is a really good deal on a smart move from milan in in the context where the need to cut. I am tired of clubs being pushed around. Yeah people for stupid reason. I'll tell you what this could come back and bike doughnut. Houma because now other clubs don't club so he's not going to get such a great deal. Me does not going to get such a great deal agree. We've talked before about how you vent is going to be problematic to shift chesney. How cool would it be if he comes back. And mike young goes back on loan lille for season or whatever whatever football yeah you begin official disciplinary proceedings against the rugs. Police clubs boss remedied. And you've entered reserved them being banned from all european competitions respond with a statement saying that they will fight this in court and football does modernize it would suffer an invited inevitable declined. What do they mean maybe nonsense. They honestly like i know how to put it. Pre pandemic european football which had made as a as a whole the whole system which had made losses for for for twenty odd years actually had two straight years of prophets revenues doubled pre pandemic the reason they're in a tough spot is because they weren't equipped to deal with the pandemic and they keep talking about modernisation in four nine blah blah blah. Now that i have a tiny bit of sympathy for them. Because it's still not clear to me because nobody will tell me straight up and i think some people are lying about that same deal that the other nine clubs took the same bargain. Were they offered this. And did they say no to it. Because i think that changes things. If you weren't given the opportunity to come back then you can see why they got nasty. They're going to. They're going to push this court case they have the injunction from the court in madrid. They say you can't do it. I suppose some legal experts. Say i don't. We don't think uefa has a case here to actually punish them by excluding them we'll see how this unfolds but for me they're looking silly and there's also still the possibility that this court case could ultimately result in them losing and then wasting more time and embarrassment not a good look multiple schettino according to the athletic is Being linked with a return taught him hotspur. Apparently he hasn't settled in paris. Which of course is where he lived before many years ago by a different sort of place. Now what are you making this. You worry that party is going to leave you. When i wasn't and then maybe i should be saying. This is all nonsense. He staying here. We know that sometimes the relationship between human and though the disposing erica. Haven't been the greatest and of course. He signed an eighteen month contract so six months in case of him saying hey how about grownup contraventions something. But he's been such a key part in keeping name on extending east contrite convincing to stay same with that what would you go back to spurs. Now maybe take him with just kidding on have announced a new signing an unlikely one in richard d. Reading defending up. Wine england under twenty one cap so i don't follow the championship. Our producer freddie. He's had a really really good season. I think he's what you call a depth signing. He'll be joining his brother. Chris richards yet kidding. They're not really brothers. Save the same last name and their uncle dean richards and the grandfather viv richards okay. Let's stop denise richards. Their mom look. He's a depth signing. he's a free transfer. I doubt he was making much money. Reading it makes sense hit go. I'm glen yeah. I imagine it's more of a defensive player then i'll phone so davies so in certain situations you can slide in there the lucas hernandez team play right back. As well and the reserve back buna saw in fact the starting lineup is benjamin public. Neither one much to write home about that. No disrespect why not. Good luck to him. Garry southgate announces provisional england squad. Anything shock you. Jules already said she three players know patching bumper to be trent alexander. Arnold is in certainly in that thirty-three than you would have to be reduced to twenty-six kimball even have a conversation about trent alexander. Arnold nine going to the unionized crazy. But hey above from is okay. You know what. I'm not big fun of guy so anyway. Spain also announced their squad. And then there's more to talk about god because recent rickety and koehler says you're almost a new remedied player. Was i ever going to become a remedy play. This is so weird. Not even getting even call up. Nacho who complained twenty different positions but he did call. I'm michael who's not actually spanish and eric garcia i. I don't know yeah he's going to buy celona so that makes him good i. It seems very very weird. Guy who's played show little like eric. Arcia why he would be in the squad ahead of the guy like nacho. I really worked up. Also going which i thought was was again pretty odd. Because he's older he's not having a great season. He's basically a defensive full-back third central defender now at this stage of his career novice novice very talking player. No iago hospice ideas. You really wanna go and twenty four players. You can call twenty-six. They've had incredible season so long. And everything and you to i got. He's his own man doesn't need them. Evidently liverpool are inching closer to another central defender. It's your boy ibrahima accredita- from causing by spotlights is been. Did this also to the star signed yet because they would have to wait until the end of the and the twenty one year olds canetti's with franz fade release close or because they can't physically sign the contract because well there's no of documents sign that nobody would want him to be that just consign now on zoom or something i it makes no sense so but medicals have been done. Everything has been agreed for the play for between the two clubs is released squad. Easy forty one million euros. I think liverpool waiting to make sure they win the championship next season to be able to pay release closes. You have to pay one go. I think personally and again. I'm going to be biased. Is one of mine is far is born and bred. I think it's a great signing. He is hard Hip injury that slow. That i think a little bit. He's progressed. He's a wonderful thailand. So strong quakes so good on the board improve the law with nagas men so good luck to him by liverpool are going to want to know in terms of hip injury and stuff like that like he is fully recovered. He's not going to go into. No-go matty van dyke injury ward. He's hot up. I was really strong medical. They wanted to check everything and stuff like that. That means that quebec is not going to stay. He's going to go back to childcare. In lascaux we forgot to said. That cabot was injured williams. Play the law which is true. We we throw. He came back into the squad. You did and i think about it. Well at times is just if you bring canadian. Plus van dyke we still under contract until two thousand twenty three twenty four plus gomez and resilient and not phillips. You don't need care back there so we go sticking with liverpool ginny. One hundred is moving on god. We both love him and report suggests they are targeting. Your retirement who you absolutely love your play of the season. He went replace him. I'm personally i would love. I don't i don't see how this is gonna work. i mean he would be phenomenal replacement. I don't see how this is gonna work even with leicester missing out children's has a contract. You'd be expensive fifty sixty seventy even a year from now. It's only going to be even better. I don't see where livable are going to get money from the old chestnut hill muhammed so no. You can't sell muhammed silent this point or or or or whatever so i think i think it's a nice idea to you would be a massive massive shock for me if they scrape the money together to do it i agree. We've all appraised deals christoph goatee all season long and now he's leaving jewels so three clubs contacted him. Napoli was the first one we see. This one is not going to happen. And then you're getting new. China spy laxity. I go why how. That's what i wonder. Why kurtz from desktop dart from from heart of darkness y to go back to as so he's between nissan leone and say. Hang on really this yet because you own much club with much bigger squad of course have to work with unido who as we will talk later not always easy we saw with rudy garcia. What was your niece. He will work with junior. -fornia who's sort of like the of ceo who knows really where he's from the southeast gotcha so it's kind of going back home. And if there's a lot of potential unease with the owner in ineos the money that if invested a very talented young squad with some experience and maybe this is better than can answer questions. It's great that he's being linked with niece. And i say this with the utmost respect. But i look at the qantas thing is new tottenham tottenham. I i'm reach out even considered. Are they saying like oh no after the great impact that drought sacramento kings. And they brought along to help renew with you. I'm with you. i'm making consider him. I'm amazed and he wants to come to as well. I'm a speaks english tune. Crazy rich signed a one year extension with rodriguez. We expect it gab. It's not surprise because frontino told us would happen anyway right so he always tells the truth is never life. Yeah look. I think you have to balance between a reboot which raw madrid obviously need because a lot older players and it's going to be difficult because of the expenses. The reality though is wants to be there. I would hope that. He gave them a sort of hometown discount on his wages because he wasn't a big contract. You can keep them around. Help shepherd valverde and turn them into the next moderate or whatever then then fine. I'll be really curious to see what happens with me. That is the big one madrid. Give you maybe. he's best season. Never scored as merge never sisters merged. It was really good for them. Says rama's however is probably the opposite one of the worst seasons of decline injured. But that's the way i mean. Yes also surprised. Hansie flick will take over the german national team. After the euro's through this just makes sense. Yeah it makes sense completely. He'd been before an assistant he did. So what a buyer. And i think. He wanted a different life. When your head coach manager. And i mean if you're german being the team head coach pretty pretty special pretty amazing so the nose to and i think also. He's getting stressed out. Buyer brazo blah blah allows fourteen to trial against two police officers and the lawyer accused of covering up evidence after his disaster collapsed. Gab they wanna exactly found innocent the weather no this an awful story overseas the hillsborough disaster Held we're tragedy familiar with these people. Were accused of essentially covering up and i'm sort of giving misleading evidence to the taylor report and subsequent public inquiries and effectively let off on a technicality. Where the judge said. Well you're not in contempt of court because these weren't sort of criminal proceedings were you might have given false evidence to this was just inquiry which is entirely different to me. That's pretty weak. And it's really. I would expect the judges say look. Did you guys did you. Guys li- falls digging. Yeah it's one or the other. It's up to you as a judge. Find out if this is what they've done you don't need to throw these old man now. You need to throw people in jail. But i think the families affected clinton deserves some closure and some clarity. I try funk. Thoughts get their manager in the bundesliga musical chairs game which is worse even than the one in said. Yeah it's burg's oliver glasner guess. He didn't really want champions league. Football then So strange so he has aggressive with voice. Berg finish four. They're going to go into the champions league and yet he moved to frankfurt to play in the youth league. And yeah i mean why not for you did it must have. There must have been something front for wants him. Maybe that bigger clubs and the club other. No it's a weird too because it's played two totally different brennan in this guy exactly and it's not a cup of tea. Behave good luck to him. Like all the others who changing jobs. You have five ten. Dan andrei delta's appeal and he would serve. He's ten much buying which means no euros which republic for him. Gob your thoughts. So of course. The person who is found guilty of racially abusing Glenn kamara rangers when you look in the end when you had this. And there's no impartial evidence. No conjugal You know there's no impartial witnesses. No tangible evidence. It comes down to who you believe. Do you believe kamar e. Fortunately it's the worst kind of pernicious abuse right when it's kind of whispered. Only they know what happened. But i think once you once you've decided to believe tamara innocuous gala. I don't know what new evidence he was going to submit in his appeal. That's going to the going to change your mind. It's it's it's necessarily going to be one of those balance of probabilities rather than beyond reasonable doubt. And it's good. I think that that they stanford definitely repurchasing jeremy talk of edmund top oba moving to arsenal in exchange for williams saliba plus cash jewels. You're smiling. Does this make sense. My act up so law. I just think the greatest season that he all burst. You're the best under back in the bundesliga and this season. He stinks it up. Continue singing up. Even after. Peter bosco exactly. I think saliba who had a really good actually seeing but yeah. We'd niece deserves a chance deserve to at least looking buyatoyota and he stopped and see deserves a chance because he's back to his best level the wonder he had when they signed him from kitchen for thirty million euros. So i'm not sure if that makes sense saliba money for up sober because i really think that saliba deserves a chance. He's got potential future ahead of him. It just seems the whole thing. I think very odd because also there's gonna cost you a bundle because they can't afford it. Why why would you do that. Guess was all rawson on here in those people right. So how articulate. So i had nothing to do with us before it doesn't mean that is because he's no not at the signing have look and say okay. Show me your that. You fully fit now that you've paid for six months. Show me where you can get. your case. defenders are so good so campbell adams martin keown louis. Oh i guess. I agree with you. I didn't machine if you didn't get a look at south anybody who has been five fifty thousand and milan twenty thousand euros for his involvement in a betting company. Cab not really smart dot smart. He was a shareholder. it goes back to twenty eighteen. although i'd love to have some actual clarity here In terms of the rules we have clubs that are owned by betting companies. Here in england. I'm thinking of stoke. For example we the island instead the only one but did you have other clubbed literally by professional gamblers by brighton. And brentford right. So i you've got to take. Enormous amounts of money from betting companies is sponsor. I like southern was obviously silly. Meet on should've known about this if they didn't know how responsible the fines. Aren't that big. I don't know i would. I wish we'd have some very very clear direction on this for me. There's no reason why a football there should be a shareholder until after he retires in a betting company equities. Oh let's have clear rules. My man rudy. Garcia has left leon and he slammed door behind him. What's going on lots of sommese. You take the popcorn out and you. Just listen so really. Garcia doesn't keep saying. Janine your the sporting director leon school scored freaky in his own and he was doing stuff behind my back and all of that then respond on the club's channel saying grassi is so insecure and loves himself so much the son of his own voice but he's he strong with the weeks and weeks with a strong and i love it absolutely love it. India and garcia was not good enough. I'm not sure if it was good enough to be supporting our activities such a big club but there's one who stood at janina and one who's left is a better way for those who might be confused when he means shooting he means judy knew pernambuco. No of course phenomenal free. Kick taker not the others who knew it was also very talented. Played for middlesbrough. Look like a child. I think still looks like today. But there's a there's one just quickly to finish story that i think all up in the january transfer window really augusta was pushing to sign giving gamero from malaysia. Pushing really hard sanctions nina. We need him. We need him. Instead they went for sleep we need camaro until antigone. You realize that the agent of gemmell also the agent of rudy garcia. I might also add. Kevin gamero small quake nippy kinda older striker. Islam sri mani the big target man. We want on friday you. If us competition committee will explore the possibility of away goals being scrapped. Competition god what do you stand. I'm all for it. Yeah i've come around to. I would like people to look you know my views. I was knockout competitions. You know i've said this before. I'd go further. We've got the group stages and then let the highest seed decide if they wanna play homer away first ponant. That's what they should do. This just took about the away. Goals you in the advantage away. Goals is that in the end. You know what you have to do to win right so when you're on the page so you know that if the eagles are going against you you have to score another goal. And that motivates you. So i do think that there is a bit of a disincentive but you can make it the away goals you can make the home goals double the really makes no difference right but it does i. I'd be interesting to see. I mean i think there is a risk that without giving one side the advantage in the case of a draw you might have a situation where teams end up saying. Oh yeah let's go to penalties like vietnam last night. Yeah but you can make them other no accounts not for extra time. You can find a way but you can't just go through because you did one. What was one one way. And then you'd you drew in a home and you're happy and you go through. Yeah and and in fact. I think what we're also seeing. Is that a lot of teams are more comfortable. You hold assumption kind of gasoline awake at home and away. A lot of teams are more comfortable playing away from home yet in terms of the way attack and whatever so yeah i think it's good that they look at it and maybe update a little bit but do it with data do it with information. Not just who. I think definitely you may have seen the video of foam insulation catching fire in the new roof of the bed. Nabil chose not quite a metaphor. is it i not. Nobody got hurt. They put it on a lasted just five minutes then it was. it was extend extinguishing wished. Exactly thank you and there was no damage don or anything that is based on when you see that cloud of smoke. It's still like whoa. What was going on. Do you think it was. God expressing his disapproval diabetes metaphor metaphor. Like you said for this season you know the no going down in flames or wherever you intellegent. Accuse your book nash. Pasta way gab. He was the king of cool. A wire with a poet's heart. Yeah he won two european cups playing for sixty s and obviously nineteen sixty eighty one euros. He really was old school rough and tumble defender never never really dirty really really hard but never really dirty and he was always really kind to me. He was he was there. I remember i spoke to him about winning european nineteen sixty seven. He was on the other side. He give wonderful descriptions of that game. It was always a pleasure to talk to him. Later became a coach. He was given better mancini his debut mangini starter. In nineteen eighty-one women. Cheney was just sixteen years old. He started every game that season for four bologna. Pretty amazing stuff but my favorite thing is you can. There's an iconic picture of pillar or eight scoring in the champions league final scoring his header. Such champions the world cup. Final eighteen seventy scoring his header. The guy marking is and you went to challenge him. I'm asked about it. He said you know we both. We both jumped as high as fires. We caught up into the sky. And then i came up to earth guy. Then i came down to earth where i belong and he stayed up there where he belongs because serious. Hang time love me from november to finish the show. We gotta come back monday to talk. Some champions league final right. Who's going to win. I don't know So join us. Dan until then love the game love yourself.

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Gab and Juls: Does Koeman deserve any credit after Clasico defeat?

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Gab and Juls: Does Koeman deserve any credit after Clasico defeat?

"The? It's Monday I'm Bob he's jewels. It's the GAB and Jewish. Oh, welcome aboard. Welcome yours. Again I like you said it's every week. it's a pack show. We had the classic the weekend we had United Against Chelsea stinker but still. About their. Event is Biron lots of good stuff. There's obviously just one place to start the biggest team in football or she'll have your table tells us we're joined by seed low. Said right off the top a three one win. If you include Luca madrasahs garbage time when a strictly speaking you need to do. Sit doesn't mean everything is fine. Now was innings Dan. Well. Yeah, I mean look some of the underlying issues still there but I think in a way this was always is always quite likely. Wasn't it? We we? We knew that the context of this shack dot the next game and the cat game were that it was chats on. The around his problem is often being responding in in in those kind of games that were changes in the squad that meant the the not winning was quite lot. It's true. The both of those games, the first house in particular absolutely dreadful the pressure bill and President Dan some brilliantly in the up. So this guy when he was, you feel like there's a great punish race weak-. Which? Probably. Translates. To think, you've got something imply molden result is your job as implicitly is your job on the line or all you under massive pressure here. Yeah like last year and like the first time I was at the club and and did and knows this and he then said the Sun will come out the game. Inside. I because. Since the great stone face going to say here. What that's it, but also say he has this ability. There's a lobby line in one of the Spanish pipers this weekend. That walks up to the gallows lot but he always turns around. That's brilliant. Brilliant. Now, in terms of the IT approaches, I always impressed with the fact that. We seen in the past as yet another midfielder control, the game, which is another way to limit damage. He went for it I saw by putting Asensio in there. With Venus Houston and Ben's upfront and to be fair I thought Ronald Kumon said. All right. Well, if I'M GONNA fall here I'M GONNA fall my way on my own hill. From the start he went for that for to chaos formation. To seventeen year olds in the front four. Joe's doing said, there will be a bit of an inquest, but should we owned by the way I am purposely not talking about the VR penalty because. It wasn't penalty, right? Yeah. So let's not going debate this embassy I know how much you love VR debates sit so I will I will spare you that what? But that aside just in terms of what we saw unfold on the pitch Kumon did things his way? Can we give them credit for sticking days ideas for being progressive for for believing in himself showing up belief in his player is really kind from you or are we not even go that route again? Well, it depends what you mean. We saying. Good on him for. His ideas I think one level. You can say there was a determination there an clarity in the sense that he chose to play with through seventeen year olds by Patsy and pedrick intrusive choosing. Isn't a big decision evernote you've got as you back in the team the question was Padbury who had played very well Building up to this game and I think play very well from centralization and put him in but he puts them on the right hand side and he comes back to this thing that I keep complaining about. Boston. I don't know they have a whole other people trying to gravitate towards the same space on the pitch consistently on this time round. So so he puts messy behind fatty. So He's got to people perform wealth are behind the full woods and those who been Coutinho I'm Patrick puts them both in. Put them both on the wings full Comey Sideburn Coutinho coming inside off the left lanes right foot patrick coming inside of the right on his left foot until you get this collaboration of of players against. That that chaos is is not really resolved by this now. This is a major thing, but at least he fixed it quickly in the second early in the second half when he saw wasn't working and he made although substitution. Didn't wait until the eighty second minute when there were two down after an hour and all that time we called praise someone who got everything wrong I don't know why you ask that question about. Credit credit for what you got everything. Wrong. He Got Eagle. He's starting eleven wrong and I'm sorry. Petrie would be very good player soon or in the few years, but he's not ready for. Different. I'm not saying. I I don't think it's a question of being ready. I think he could have been ready if he'd be playing in his position but wasn't. Yeah. Maybe maybe he was ready because he was playing position as well. You know you can't. You can't say anything positive about Kumon was. Everything they did was what I found disconcerting focuses on the front four said but there were times in that matches the second half what messy does the messy? He had a quiet game and I think obviously if he's on form. Really cool turn. Special cease classical is with no go. Fine. Concerned with that but I thought they were times in the second half when Messi does a thing where he goes and he gets the ball off peak as its way deep and look up and Frankie Diong is way up. Filling messy space almost like a forward position. Everybody's kind of in a lineup there. I'm thinking myself. This is horrendous. I don't need to see this why I mean is there an argument to be made that that midfield really isn't working either? By now, I, completely agree that I midfield working I. think that's one of the real messy Steve. I'M GONNA. Let me just start you defend messy a little bit because I think that performance is the kind of performance that because it's messy we think he didn't play well then anyone else on the pitch puts in that performance. We think he's at an absolutely fantastic guy messy until the sixty minute is I. Think in the loss off now he does through topic I'm curious you know just out the game of the point in which people start to relentlessly looks for him because I caught now ideas of their own because I on on the bolts amick increasingly but you look at the stats, for example, he touches the ball more than anyone else on the pitch anyone else in the this is a quiet game. Now I'M NOT SAYING THAT'S Not to get the balloons on but the first goal comes from pasta him he gets taken down just inside the area just outside the brilliant runs through the middle he has the one twelve if anyone else on the pitch does that we say God Is involved and he's also paid accordingly. He's also paid accordingly for that and that's why we moved them to higher standard I. Don't WanNa hear this thing about. And he deserves IT I. Don't think we do hold into highest honors because he's paid money I. Think we held incised on because he's the best player in the world. That's why we own says not. Really players get paid money we. Very. Much I. Have My own view here. As you know I'm all about resource allocation allocate them mean resources is to somebody. Then you expect that standard but yes, he has delivered on it. He's the greatest player in the world and one it's not the greatest player ever he certainly up there. But you have been your bonnet or we talked we were talking before about those cats I've got. Yeah. have an insurance I don't want to be too harsh because he's is a club legend. was fantastic in these holding positions i. Know his history with what's the issue of Wisconsin because he cannot play anymore in those kind of games. This is finished. He called run anymore ECON put any pressure on anyone invalid go after five minutes. So you can't tell me a sketch must have been tired of all the kilometers he'd run it was five minutes into the game. You couldn't even very on his velvety run past him like Bush was in there I just don't think as good technically as is the vision and everything you want I don't think he can play in those games anymore and I think the problem is is that the young? I don't think you can play his naturally because there's Bush gets next to him and I think he has to do far more to help boost guys than we do in a normal setup with another. Another double pivot in midfield would run more and have a big activity. Then Bruce Skits for example, said your thoughts I mean you might have solution be just. Ditching boost guts asking young to play the boost roll, which is an entirely dissimilar to what he did I x and bringing somebody else in in midfield. I think, well, that's the question is. If you make the plate of Wisconsin rolled up to restructure failed and I think this is a very strange There's a there's all sorts anonymous right? One of them is to start with wet yours comes in. And with a very heavy halt I think broadly. The boost gets has been a great plan I I I. Hesitate to use web has been and I worry that he may just might not be that player anymore that said I think elements here which which may be. help to explain, maybe help to justify him a little bit which is all about him on. One of these is contradictory. It sounds I think one of the reasons why Krugman has gone through three one is because he believes that yes to have some alongside gets protecting who's gets played out on his own. But I think the reality of full to free. Why don't we come back to what we were saying earlier about the this pre one is actually a pool to splurge. That's GonNa is because his whole two and four of players. So in a in a blog somewhere at the top of the page, I like four hundred chaos myself before to splurge. The reality of A. Thing I mean an they may well be technical and Alyce analysts out there the me but now. Is If you apply those to goose gets and young alongside each other parallel, not alongside each other staggered alongside shoveled power those as well as Spanish. Double Pivot. What happens I think? What happens? Is that you get runners going through the inside and bright and inside left channel right through the middle of a massive hole in midfield. By the time, they reached the point of the pitch at which boosts gets younger waiting for them all the point where the Patriots getting young to step up towards them. They're already on the run and they just go straight pass the. That structure exposes those do look at you you say gets allows Petty Verdicts Ronnie thousand just to the right in the middle of the pitch isn't it is solve an inside right thought vision look at the third goal. So young Laos bluecher moderate for run through almost exactly the same space. Now I think Paul of structural I think he's about those class were the Boston for a year. Now theoretically, he now has the manager who understands who knows where to play him who even said publicly. Team last year, and they were putting him in the wrong position. The, what we've seen from Diong have we seen a single really outstanding game from the all and that's not necessarily about the about there is something bigger. I think than just these three plays and I think of the problem is that the solution is being well, they kind of protect each homered together play quite get with no one else on. There is no one else in midfield. Two men at an a massive body. Great Spice. then. There's no protection Pau of them and I think by for them up culpable by by both victims sort of the structure that doesn't work you say the young instead of gets outside. You. That's going to happen to midfield as with him one aug side in the midfield free, not a double pivot. Surgery avert excited. Like. Let's. Just. Want here and like just keep having a go at Barcelona, but I do need to ask you just quickly. This business that's happening with see about a tomato. Can you explain quickly and is it relevant I appreciate? It hasn't happened yet but just in case cover backsides. Essentially because of the pandemic Barcelona's voted Arkansas discussing the local government saying that because the. The the no-confidence com happened yet. Now, as you probably imagine all physician figures, I believe this is a stolen tactic. This trying to put it back in the they've tried everything possibly have elections over during the pandemic does. All elections who's a big one happening in the states it's crazy happening. Men's given automatic one year extension. For what it's worth there is that debate about whether or not business per. Se. Saying well, this clearly wife tries to. Hold up hope five, forty seen them go to the Guardia civilians say that some of the votes and our rights trying to hold things back to try slow things down I'm not reading taty shore understand fully what they gain by doing that they can hold it back. So long that they get the next. So windows trying to fix some of their financial problems. Is it now as Possibly implausible today they resigned anyway and they walk out on No one lament policy that would be that would be something I? Think we need to show a little bit more love to Romney because in the end you know they did turn around and that is simple explanation. And I don't like simple explanations but. It feels right Said said Ramos returns and all of a sudden all this while they have the leader chest-beating, he consult on the defensive line though because on the first day all over the place on the only go from Boston at simple ball through. To Defensive Ball breaks. Oh. No no but I I'm all for the leadership of Rama's and how great ease back that defensive line scored a hat trick. I'm not talking about that. He's a defender wrote to me about defending. Guideline was over the place. Your stance. We. Promise A. Simplistic. By the way it's Paul. Is the is the fundamental. Big Part Spanish media. But then as you know when it comes to rebels, there is this this. Incredibly author what it Cooler Incredibly praised with that's a very weak would call. When it comes to rebel series is designed to build everything around him and make it about but it's true. They changed the mindset. Some plays a sunny true. It's about the message that sent is also the classical. Right, and row Madrid they don't get as motivated brought wrongly for our and Phakathi says they do for life and that is a reality we've will without rebels we've premises note that sped I agree with Joe's bottle I think grandma's at times the defensive line, the structure of it is really poor and he sometimes to blame for that. But there's no doubt that the brings improves I think there's more to it i. think there's the the the work right from the attacking position, but at G. Lachey midfield position from Aqua censure for example, the performance Lucas guess when he comes on and takes from natural it right back Significance Casamayor. catastophe sits out isn't it? The. Things. Are there things in in in a just Romo's books but rebels is a fake ahead and as a symbol of this guy masses let's through this right there is no one like him. That's the reality. I WANNA I wanNA leave you on this point because. I I stopped saying this because I feel like I'm being repetitive but. Row Madrid's record signing isn't there is waiting for a little bit like waiting for Godot at the state. which is a real surprise because it's head is ahead of time as well. is had some we didn't think he'd come back into also that the next international breaks and that sense that's good news. Obviously, let's see I whether he plays bay how fit years and see where we can avoid a recurrence of the injury or the arrive of another injured because obviously not all of his. repeat. Spanish. All of his kind of injuries have been just a recurs. What was there before sometimes it's a related problem all the the you know the he's not physically fit and also the muscle breakdown because of our that he's had. I, think. He's Very significant question marks off on about how we magician about how bad it is and I think a lot of these questions haven't been almost as much or as directly or as aggressively as they might have done taught equals because he in his absence majestic the league. So there was no sense that well, it's okay. We found this I think this year. They will need him because this is a team that doesn't really score enough goals. No question about it I, I was GONNA ask about why Venetia started putting that writing Vini junior on the back of his shirt which I think is just stupid but you know what kind of minutia that I don't I I nobody else but it's silly stopped doing it. I did it myself. Thanks so much Ed. Thanks. Noth- classical Manchester United and Chelsea nil nil draw frank lampard. He gets another clean sheet. Jewels you were there for those of US watching on television. This was not a very good game in fact, even even your boy patrice ever talked about how boring it was US doing the job here in England on sky. Wasn't that bad. So I felt how two different perspective because our sat really close to the pitch again and you could hear everything you could see how intensive was an of it was quite cagey. The very intense cagey if you see why I mean. So I was really into it I was really into a so I didn't find it boring I didn't find boring tour being right there in the stadium but. I can see there was not many of their was. Born. Interesting was good. Is Even. Bigger. I liked I like the way I like the Chelsea defensive shape and I thought. Yeah I thought that worked well authorities James and against seeing. So closely once more he was. He was fantastic. What would united front three? So we walk Daniel James Who Sure you think should play in the. In in the known in in own league I, know that Marcus Rashford who central, good yeah. Yeah and I got chance. And on the other sides you. Helping on Mata. No? No they said I, don't. I don't understand the need to change the system to a back three when you're facing that kind of threat went on the other team. Also you Paul Pogba was not starting I. Don't think you needed to be a super sleuth to figure out that he wasn't gonNA to start. You knew it was going to be Fred McNeill harmony. Should you knew that basically in terms of creativity from the other team, it was either going to be Mafia had space and time on the ball. It was going to be Bruna Fernandez and you got contact Virginia there to hopefully deal with them. or it was going to be Rashford creating something on his own, which he did later in the game yeah. Do need back we just so you can have your clean sheet. Yeah. I think that the the whole idea and spoke to contact the gamut and go to say we really didn't want to concede anything. We don't want to give them any chances and maybe even frank think at the end rewatching the game that they give united too many chances even yeah they did yes. So in a way. Enough the other end? No. In the first half especially Lampard keep saying to Harvard's stay high stay high. You could hear him so many times things stay highs their high and I guess he's clearly attracted by dropping deeper to get the ball and they were quite deep enough anyway. And I don't know we didn't see Verno toward there was someone came to Columbus on his son and he was like Confined me I can't find any space. There's there's no. It was really strange being forward. We saw against Avia looks like every time they would play with with five they would struggle to learn and find Harvard's, and if you don't find them, then you not going to create. It's something you need to work on. They haven't had time to work on it. You have to commit to, I? Think if you're going to do it, I, don't think you can ever think of doing it without jobs Sylvan Chaco, Silva's not going to play every game, which is presumably to me at least why he's not he's not committed to it yet. I'm maybe it's run for the future. From from the on the United End I saw united probably created the better chances. Mend many making some very good saves to up for that Weirdo Pass. Whatever? But obviously Chelsea point out to the big talking point which was the Maguire on ice. I do you have any rational explanation or the rain? It rained a lot. To serve I mean maybe because of the rain could not. Because it was, he was blatant from well, it was blatant. I don't understand how you can handle something. So badly unless you purposely trying to screw everything up oil, all you do is you make the referee looks doubly bad of all the referee. fulltime. He doesn't do everybody talks about it and you don't think the referee may want to see that. Again you the I. Don't even know. I'm going to look it up out of David coup last time I don't know what it was in there this time but come on man I noticed crazy. You're undermining the credibility of the entire system wasn't the only call of course, this weekend was the. You know that they look at it and they decide because we think Myard doesn't look at it. They look at it inside. Oh, we don't need to go an alert the referee. From United. No Paul. But from the START I know Donnie funded ever I mean I. Suppose Pug Bob I understand I least against Newcastle Authority resting for PSG you don't start your math. Okay. You want video aggressive in midfield because we're GonNa get and you bring him on. You have sure winning the game at the end of the program but in that game old. Trafford Imac. No sense to me whatsoever to play him. We we did and he came on. And Kevin Cameras symptoms so is. You, warming up my heart beating I always like. Knee and then I read. It's okay. You Bring Caveney on human mushroom player from you'll have grew as ten. Then you put me till three behind them three with book by his favorite best inventors position in on the left, and then you don't maximize sitting and then Bruno Fernandes. And then Fred on the right now looks great. I was so excited and then what and then Bruno played alongside Fred so deep not. Attend behind Rashford behind governor in Russia on the left hand side. And then Bruno, at that time was on the right and then dropped and I was like it was it made no sense tactically Socia- did other. Could have only at the end because Russia duck good strike and Mindy Save. But after they met him complete mess of bringing Caveney and poker on. There's there's a big issue I think. The issue, why is he not in a game like this? Why is he not coming on? You have three creative forces anybody we would know Marschall no greenwood. I'm all for balanced. But at some point when the other the other team of. Back Five. Gopher it. Bringing the people who can go and unlock things that is a part I don't fully understand, and this is why people still ask questions you think he's because sociology did warning is associated signing that may be under saw and would. About how you what I'm tired by about this thing about you know this guy wants him he's his signing. This other guy signing you know you're committed these are the assets you have find a way to make it work. was sticking with us a little bit. More intimate. The. because. It's more intimate. You can. You can once again run through your feelings at seeing in Cavani. Again. Saga Silva. Seeing. COVENEY's time warming here by the end of the first half and he had all the United Kit on and I was like, oh one hundred job because oversees the PSG is and I was really happy for him he. I think he's grabbing his thirty three, join a club like shoots club like this I. Don't know how when he will do our hope those were you. So when you come on when he came on, sorry, that was the first search on that Bernez free-kick that's that's what he's all about. Then later in the game, tuggle blocks his he shot on across from the Ryan sides. So I'm really hoping those what I don't know. We've just like it was nice to see him after so long. It was nice to see him playing Silva the to. I. Love I. Love Juggle. I love. Going with united. Now, because I said, I had no issue with Cavani signing. If it's you know united have the money. Despite. Obvious. Big losses they announce. Obviously they can. They can metabolize that eighty one year. You're not stuck into these horrendous just WanNa make this because you know. People have raised the point. Oh why are you having a goal at the signing of Hannah's or or album? or or we Lianne? Knock Cavani you closeted. Read I'm like, no, it's simply the fact that fits a one year deal the problem with a one plus one right you cut him loose year. If it doesn't if it doesn't work out, I haven't shoes when people commit enormous amounts of money in the long term because then you end up with. With Ozo- situation We treat Cavani as if. He's going to be somebody place in certain games isn't something different? I'm just wondering though seeing it the other issues obviously Greenwood's Heidi. Shoes off the pitch and he's still very, very young. I you know he's phenomenal. My style. I what did you mean? I would you? Know. Convince. I wonder why we can't see affront to why we can't see a diamond why this obsession with wingers from social apart from the fact that. His talent or Lebanon, but I'm thinking is because. No. Obviously Marcial can play why Marcel with the widow, your myself the window. It seems like they're wedded to this idea and I heard this a lot during the marine fun. How years on the Moi's years. People have this memory of Manchester United on the break sweeping across the. United can't be and are not a counter talk counterattacking. T you simply can't be you mentioned united you know you can play the transition game you compress high or whatever. But first and foremost you need to be a team that can generate shots chances. Against an opposition that sits. As ICS and that means getting creative talented midfielders on there and I think that also means playing with two strikers. Eat. He's never he's never. GonNa do this. That's why I was really hoping when coming he came on for the last half hour. Okay. He's going to do it. Great. Let's see. Let's see I think I think you need to try it. You need to check it to see and then and then no rush would win back on the left side I'm not sure if it was really happy to go on the left side either he'd been kicked through the game to be fair and But other no try you've got Bruno Fernandez who is who's perfect in the free road behind one or two strikers use him you've got punked by then we know he's going to be much happier in three. To Buy. Can play they even. It would would make so much sense to try that damn four to with the diamond machines and if you're as much hollick. You also have high Mata who of course is also played it so I don't. Sense I just combination from a team that maybe could be should be paying the but won't to a team that seems intent on playing with no striker's when Kai Harvard's plays as a false night. Did you get this? You understand this when you've got when got Abraham and Gerardo I. I did to me. We talked earlier about going to the front going to the back three. Harvard's as a false nine works and I've said this before if he has a lot of players around, if you have a team that's playing high up the pitch, you know he's he can. He can share the ball he can play the one to get a shot off. wease false nine, and he has to drop off to go and get the ball. It doesn't work. He's not that kind of no. I can see why you could try it because then you could have and an all-day pace making running behind and then you use your phone number. To to feel that space and having running. They'll go the whole hog and play him in the whole and play those two guys too. Yeah. Something like that. But. If that's your idea at least try it on Saturday didn't try you her there was there was none of that. They didn't they never really try to play in behind the United. Line, there was never. Like I said before the vote could not find him and put it in the end how to do things by himself on his own and you just you just never worked so I don't know if. I still think that covets best position is behind Tim Averni phase but vs striker, but then you have to blame you have to feed him a lot and that's not what they do I think there's still a lot of workin still haven't find the right formula. A few games already. Now, you know what? Ten Games you don't competition either the eight or nine. This should not be better than than you know still. Questioning, why Davin really improved All right enough of that. How about some quick hits? Shattering although skill out but Paulo de Villa makes his return and you went to draw one one with it on jewels. Annapolis still experimenting fine but he has dropped six points in Syria already and there's a huge class with Barcelona, coming up in mid week are are the screws turning on him a little bit I would hope that if you took a gamble as by appointing him because they're gonNA, leave him a lifetime keeping place not putting him in the pressure, a five or six hundred hope would hope however, there's some things that I'm not really convinced by don't really understand. I mean I could see some of the stuff he was trying to do. Panucci. Stepping up. When they want to bid from the by because of the press, etc but. Not Starting game like this. When you know you're GonNa love the bowling, you can get up people and take people. I'm the I'm not so sure I still think that in the last thirty yards still need to be more maybe the wing box of food banks has to be after we have be more involved. It'd be one of the fullbacks can't be been a desk I'm yeah I don't know I love the guy but. Another really bad performance. It's always a special. Don't you think he's always tries to ask him to play in that position your what point do you want to get on the pitch this? You have to do still football there's no you're still a ball. There's there's eleven who did the stretch like this whole idea about who this kind what position has been a desk play because I still don't know I. Don't know I don't know if he's a winger and use a wingback attacking midfielder. So at some point, do you got to man up get on the pitch in and make it work? I mean he will work twice. That could Savannah Hugo so they could have. Given. You had a goal disallowed which again correct decision, but it was one of the sides like Tony. You have to get into this mindset of simply judging by results. I would be more concerned in this game by the fact that the only started really playing after on scored. He's what would concern me more. Yeah but. That's credit on there. They were good and. I think the love ribs style he's back to his best into. We know it's Genoa Tunisia with Romelu Lukaku carrying them again but God. Why this angry with UFO all they're angry over this Brazil, you think they have a point. So they play mentioned Gladbach in in Midweek. Fakih me who for my money's probably potential interest second most important player. He takes a test in the morning and he test negative. So they're like, okay, fine. Go and train with your teammates. then. They go in the lab goes and looks at the sample again and says ou it's a weak positive actually Jimmy new week positive anyway like good means that there's a I'm not immunologists or a doctor I. Think it means that there's a small amount of potential virus there I don't know. So then he has to miss out the game and he goes and gets tested again and he tests negative then it gets that another time and he has negative again and. I don't know if if it would have been a different result was Ashraf. Academy. On the pitch. Juno Inter through the game away I also know that they're much better team with him on the pitch and yet. But those are two points dropped and that adds up to money and you have to get this right. You have to have a procedure and it caught up on, you have to get those decisions across clearly by the way if you really was. Positive, not a false positive. Test, positive in the morning but you don't get that. You get a false negatives as negative and you on the train. That's even worse. You I was so tough with all the clubs in the Champions League in Europe with protocol is fast stricter than in the league and then they're themselves mess up like. Donald Alexander and he's sitting there in the lab with like a test tube him I. Mean at least don't get wrong exactly. Whatever lab send you make sure they get it right? Jamie comes off the bench score arsenal for the teeth jaws star defeating last four on the Premier League four but Thomas Party made is debut. So that's good. I guess and before Jamie. Party are tech does plan seemed to work. He played a little bit. Thomas Party. So that was his first start in the league, and after the first half was good. That was good things from US knows. Play. Thomas. Party was involved this allowed this allow good and probably rightly. So for US position on. headers and then the second half it was it was far more complicated for them. Lester played the be higher the intensity and and eventually called because you say volume goes against stars Norbert. There was no response from from US nor from from autologous, he's still working progress along I. Don't see this forward Prague I feel like the forward progress that we saw earlier I think is slowing down a little bit. I guess oppositions know how you play as well. So you need to find other things than just what you've been doing for the last ten months. You'd like before the game if as how less the plane that game you would have told me exactly like the way they did five four one did a city and played exactly the same. That was coming. So you need to find. Another way of they're not gonNA press you. There's no need for you to build from the bag because they're not going to be. They're gonNA wait for you in in their own half. One of our strength. Has Been When the press you ha- you beat depressed by playing from the by even if risky like we saw against Rapid Vienna Thursday and cashew God that's why you do and then you find spacey's and you go forward and then you school if they all eleven of them waiting in the thirty yards you need to find something else like switching the play quicker we should do you did in the first half but not so much in the second half or maybe like a World Cup pointing attacking midfielder. What you? Just while we're on more time because punk segment what did you make of his agent spoke to? His agents doctor and it can never remember his name but spoke to James Ali. And he said that the club ozone, the real explanation and the club say it's just a footballing issue. where do you stand on this well? Spoke to told them why he was not in the Premier League squad of the year predicts Queso and it was. When I sing audited. Those. told the rest of the world. But said. He knows exactly why so why they're not coming out and saying, Oh, we need an explanation you've got to Alta. Told you what what was the reason why? Implicit on this we're going to be grown up here is that. Ozos camp says it's not a footballing issue can't be footballing issue because I'm better than all these other guys. Equally let's be grownups. Here. If the club if it's not a footballing issue, the club and. The Club admit it's not a footballing issue if it's something to do with his views on on China or something to do with him, not taking the pay cut then the clubland themselves and a whole bunch of legal trouble and I think it's pretty disingenuous to pretend that this is not the case. So frankly, I can't really blame the club either way on this. I just wish that maybe they'd learned a little bit I feel a little sorry for for for Ozal but then E. coli also said Dude if you WANNA play cancel, your contract will play somewhere else for free samples that. So this whole like, oh, so sad who's going to play I? Don't I don't get that. ARTETA wants to win football matches. If he believed that message could help him winning matches, he will play him. He's not stupid. He's very pragmatic is because he doesn't feel like right now in the way he's playing and the form that measure Oziel is in, it could help him winning washes. I think as simple as that. I think there's a lesson to be learned there about signing players in their late twenties to massive long. It's obviously a lesson which album young William perhaps hasn't fully been learned or appreciate but that's all other issue much of the city drop points to one by Western gap. BET getting wrong. I think what he's getting wrong is that in games like this against teams that defended in big numbers and defend deep last year I the last couple of years you had two guys named Avid Silva and Kevin Debrecen who could conjure something out of nothing you call waiting for much without getting the Brenner. But. I'm saying it's a lot easier to win it they're. Gone Kevin to Brian obviously been injured. He came back he played at the end I think that's part of it Bernardo Silva. Who I mean I think in the Clubs Mind Right Bernardo Cells Phil Foden will eventually step into that role but Bernardo Silvis had I think a really poor start to the season last year I wasn't great lunch I. Think he can do that Phil Foden Odyssey still very young. Raheem Sterling again and other player who resolved the one on ones out of nothing he's not going through a great patch I. Think it's as simple as that I don't think it's it's time for for to go and Revolu, revolutionize everything I. Think it's also going to help when they're more solid at the back to. Grow Cam off injured as well. Look like a hamstring which which going. Forward, with someone that's because coverages tinged. So they've got injury issues which and he's not easier tour and they've had really bad run over by. The so much fluidity when they play going forward, she saw unlike PEPs teams. In for all. Over, four nail as my boy moist kanner moisture depending on the country's in an point depending feel. opened his account with two goals. Tools is to who to co keeps rotating like this my boys should get on the pitch plenty of. You know what? He's twenty. He's very talented. He works harder training. He's got two goals which I would do my love good for his confidence and everything. Great. I thought he played well the other day when he? When he started against against named French were bit harsh on him. I thought considering it was his first game and. And I just hope that this is the of something good Dunedin Menu because he cannot play every game. Is Injured by he's he would be the next Eric Maxim Trooper, Morton, even better hope. Of Skis, breaking records again, he's Hud trick in the five destruction of funk foods on Saturday means he's the quickest play in Bundesliga history to reach double figures in Lagos Gob you have anymore superlatives and by the way how being Davis injuries for for by. Showing not no, I don't have anymore. So. I. I think he's been in his own for a long time over a couple of game goes a couple of games without scoring. If you like Oh what's happening nothing nothing's happening. I give him a better game than they did. My boss does decidedly missing very chance. But it's not just him. I mean spreading passes. Komo Kinsey Coleman. I mean. I think. Going to be available again now. After. Another Cova fiasco. But also, Leroy Sante scores. Absolute. Possibly goal of a weekend. Refunds Davies Sixty feel bad for the kid he still very very young, but from a footballing perspective hey, look I. Have a World Cup winning leftback who's been starting most of the season and he goes and slots in seamlessly. So I don't that much of an issue. New Look from European clubs. Liverpool. As he plays Yata money for me no and solid together in the two one win over Sheffield United Jewish. What we see more of this or is it just kind of necessity for being the back and injuries and whatnot? I. Think it would depend who the play against you know if the play against the team plays really deep and they have to board and number space to work with, and then I could interesting in up in that position I think he can bring you such an intelligent player that you can bring you I think a lot from from midfield behind that front three. So. I think it was good for trump to wire. It worked in a way because they warn it could have been better. I guess this still created a few chances Jota scored. So yeah, I think good. You take that plan and they may work on training and you start again in another similar to this one in new approach I'm more for training staff you know give it a shot. It was important to get the three points joint top of the League now but still I was hoping to see to get more. Curtis Jones. Wins means Dr John Everton at the top of the table since the toughest lose to Southampton tune got this was not a good performance regardless. But what did you make of you codings red cards? I mean, no hoppy coordinated joked. said it was a joke because it was joe I don't agree with that. This is related to the Charlotte Saint Dolphin seeming off last week or the Pickford or whatever other nonsense. I think just a bad call in a weekend of bad calls again again, the a art look it can can look at it and say. Hey referee maybe you take another look this was a red card you could intervene, but he decides not to I. Don't think I I just thought it was an absurd frankly is it again again that you don't want to put the referendum position by telling him you got wrong. And they don't like doing diet here in England they would prefer doing the other around. So the as miss something the flag it up goes and since. We're making a mistake and then having to come back on your mistake if you see what I mean. The reality is you know you saw how many thief referees there were the last world from England. Zero this is not a great moment. For the referees as a whole. No, I'm not saying they're all bad but. They are out of step with the rest of the world and why they continue interpreting this no referee we're under binding authority. The referee sees at once in real time who knows what he saw. Okay. You should feel free to flag it up to him unless of course, you don't think that that you think that is a straight red and that's legitimate and then whatever. But there's a lot of work to be done. There I. Think. Lonzo game is postponing Leon rash of positive covid nineteen tests. Jules, we flagged the problem of postponing fixtures. I've got many times as where they had eleven players and two member of staff, and it's lower threshold in to postpone a game in France IBM. You guys like being different too. We do like different to said that if you have a ten players missing, then the game would be postponed. She's a lot and yet bathing leaning you may for most of Europe they do it differently they say you need to have a minimum of thirteen players fit whereas they say say, Oh, you just need eleven players up exempt a squad eighty players. Yeah. You still have enough. Could have played. But don't have to go back home having already traveled to the north of France the Friday against Marseille happen either. So you don't know when those game would be played again because there's no, there's no time to do it again it's so congested. Less over the oldest players are finding the people in someone starts affecting teams, European, competition and. Play obviously, against city on Tuesday and the Champions League. So Both in senior brothers scores base. Lorenzo. Team I guess the winners not be Benevento Gab who's your favorite senior by? Learn inches the better in is he showed phenomenal phenomenal strike I thought. But if you read, there's actually four senior brothers. Yeah, I think when it comes to. Fraternal footballing dynasties damn. It's probably probably the hazards, right? Yeah. Thousand Although the Mon- Don does as well. Keep us to although Steve still the best or is there some younger Donda? Steve Steve's stood the best of my be the best forever but Gotcha. What's funny about this was the the two are pretty competitive obviously brothers but. I don't know if their stories apocryphal and might not be true repeated anyway because I think it's funny. Rebecca, use the very typical again just during the game towards his brother but of an insult after the two had had dead which. Involves making disparaging remarks about your mother and then he kinda stopped and says. Kind of came out. It's kind of an automatic an autopilot there, and obviously they have the same. Mum. So I think he took it back in the big. Happening Syria two brothers going against each other. To others actually scoring other. Logic would suggest maybe the Inzaghi brothers since they were strikers but no, it was in nineteen, forty nine. The from Hungary deniers brothers, he's from Inter and Ferenc Flutter. I did not know that fourth one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty, nine, last time the happen. Wow I. I would have I would have his read that. At some point they a lot of goals. Junior the and of course, the buddies brothers. who were who captained? Captain Melanin enter in Milan Derby like for the Neville. Brothers doesn't have a brother. Darby no, it wasn't a dominant. Anyway Our top of as David Silva puts on a masterclass to assists. Lovely choose what we like to see. Right. So Nice. I mean they've got lost Martin other guy who's Arguably. Their best for last season who went to Madrid but it's so nice to. David. Silva fitted in. So nicely his. Status so good even is edge and then you go. mean, it's such a nice team toward the top of I. Deserve it and they play some really nice stuff in and good i. think he's lovely for Spanish football again to see them. That kind of level. For Saddam won't beat the Shit in the Rural Darby Gob. What did you let? Donald Trump Holland is is is is a beast. I shock are absolutely. Shocking. Again the goals in common told the second half, but they could have easily easily come earlier. Yuliana Brandt playing behind striker is much better than you'll then Brent playing pretend false Stein. Like that expression anyway. But now he can't play striker and I'm this is a different team of look I thought you know is bad a I'd this is potentially a trap game given their defeat in mid week and the difficulties of the week before. By now they got it done and and my man Manuela Kanji as well. Cool. It's nice to see. In Guangdong new CNC Lucian. Nice words eventually from you exactly now jobs I don't watch a championship at all. But when needs came plenty, told me that including Mark August Mit Patrick Bamford was going to have a problem scoring goals in the top flight jewels. He's got six six. He's doing just fine right? He's doing great and he could have even more. That's the villain Friday. He meets a couple of chances as well. He's he's in the right position I. Think he's improved so much on his movement was always a very intelligent play I think. Has worked so much on him on his movements and how clinically. Well if he can keep it going. I asked be Vivey Venlo, Thirty Neil setting a new record, the whole, the whole, the whole, the old one as well by the way before. Are you impressed? Or is just needlessly running up the score as you pay my feelings culture, your object is to win the game. It's not to score billion point if you don't need to. Bring up goal difference or goal differential as they call them the states. It's called goal difference on goal. Differential. Stupid I don't believe in goal difference to stop playing. I don't need to stop paying but. Having I only watched the highlights on Youtube. GotTa say that they careful absolutely terrible. This tells me absolutely nothing was formula halftime I'm not saying Arsenal Ching scored in some cultures. Now it's how you show respect your opponent you. It just means it's absolutely meaningless to me shutout to troy the book enough to strike a Phi x five goes through assist us that's called tagging your stats right so we got time for today. Thank you for joining US jewels. Let's come back on Thursday and. Of Cool. All right sounds good. Then love the game love yourself and love your neighbor.

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Breaking Down the City-Spurs Instant Classic | Ringer FC

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Breaking Down the City-Spurs Instant Classic | Ringer FC

"If you've ever stopped at a railway crossing signals are flashing, and you don't see the train or it looks like it's moving slow, and you're thinking, maybe you could get across the tracks before the train comes think about this in two thousand eighteen alone two hundred and seventy people were killed at railroad crossings two hundred and seventy stop trains can't. Take. All the faces. Uh-huh. Welcome to bring Graham see back on a Thursday. I'm your host Donnie with me as always main man, Mike Peters. What is up with it? We're also joined by Shuckers soman what's going on man. I decided to wear my most obscure jersey day. It's great one. Is it? Oh, Detroit city f c I wasn't even looking right city f c we got a fourth tier American sports team from the NPS L got the big Chevy dealers lake on its is actually I'm kind of you know, Hayden right now a little bit. I'm not gonna lie. I'm not gonna lie. Shocker never disappoints. We are recording on a Thursday and not a Wednesday because I was traveling. And so I missed what was possibly the best Champions League match ever. Would you guys thing? You know, I actually put a poll on Twitter about this immediately. After the game was over because you know, it was light headed in the room was spinning and I said was that crazier than the two thousand five final and Istanbul between ACL on at Liverpool. Half of it was from from three from three thousand two hundred ninety two votes. Fifty three percent of those were get some sleep. I mean, there was definitely a he buys thing. But I mean to be fair the two thousand five final had no lead changes. And although it did in the penalties. But it featured. Yeah, for it was worse. If Stephen Jared, and a very a fairly outmatched Liverpool team, which is what made it so amazing. I was gonna say something about any penalties kind of almost disqualify. Although the stakes are obviously higher in a final it feels like in a second leg when like a victory or defeat is instantaneous. It's like huge discounting fighter VR penalties. We are of course, talking about the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the dotted finished four three on the night to city four four on aggregate and Spurs fucking Spurs advanced on away goals, the match had everything I kept hearing. Everyone say the match at everything one thing. It didn't have that weren't really any like handbags or fights or anything that kind of you know, like, Roy Keane. Patrick Vieira moment. I feel like you you might you might have been the only person washing this game. And like sitting there thinking damn somebody bite somebody and make this throw the hand. I thought I thought actually in the very beginning. Of course, let me put everything in context here. I miss the match. Totally. I was on a plane on a Korean air plane flying back from Seoul. So I only could catch you know, the score when I landed. And then I watched the replay this morning there wasn't moment in the very beginning. Where Bernardo Silva kind of bundled into our push Danny rose, and he popped up looking for the smoke. But nothing happened. I think I think no fights because half of Tottenham team was out, including Cain who I would have pegged immediately. As this gal throw some blows. Video after the game was over. It was just kind of like a dist-. I mean, he was yelling co wal. Boy, I love him or whatever. But it was more. So just like it. You could see the sadness in his is used just like damn without darkness mild. I let's just quickly summarize the game. I'll summarize it real quickly. There are four goals in the first what twenty minutes five goals in the first twenty one four in the first eleven a better way of summarizing. Was it took eighteen minutes before there was an attempt on goal that did not result in an actual goal. Great stat. And as the game, you know, so Spurs came in with a one no lead. And as you know, they were trading scores. It was like city were up city were through Spurs scored two goals, and then city needed four, and blah, blah, blah, kept going back and forth where the deficit as the deficit changed or as the scoreline changed. It was like city going through or Spurs going through all the way until the very end which will get to first of all I put together series of questions here for you guys to answer about the match. We talked about the first twenty minutes, the first twenty one minutes, and in the final twenty minutes, they were to our incidents, and of course, Brahim sterling's goal disallowed at the very end in stoppage stoppage-time, which did you? Find more exciting. The first twenty or the last twenty. I take definitely the first twenty if only because so, you know, coming into this game in past pep seems like he's a tinker hill over tinker sometimes to his team's detriment. He definitely over thought in the first leg, and there was more of that in this leg. I mean, like, no. But continue like, yeah. No. I just met like he came out the the eleven that they started the game with seemed like a smart eleven you would start the game with there wasn't any weird. Exclusions for the most part they weren't attacking four three three that under weirdly shifting to like a four one five and it worked they scored three goals in twenty one minutes. Unfortunately. There were also just I mean, the defense was I mean on both sides was a shambles. I mean again, I was joking about blaming this all the jersey combination. It was the teal jerseys versus the baby blue ones. And I was just thinking that like it's it's exactly like if you're playing. Let me pause on that. 'cause the football ramble. I would just listen to their guys. They mentioned the kit clashes well as possibly responsible for some of the defensive errors and even the referees being unable to identify the players from each other. This isn't like Ma Micheals wild theories. This is a real thing. People are talking this head to this. I've come on. I just have to say that like these ethnic manufacturers are, you know, millions tens of millions of hundreds of millions of dollars for these shirt sponsorships, and for you know, like these manufacturers to make the jurors they make fucking like four kids a year. How's it possible that two kits on the pitch at the same time or even remotely close to each other isn't that the purpose of a change kit? This is genuinely like WI fi or six came out. We brought my game cube to Syria to my grandparents house, and they only had a black and white TV. And so we could never use two teams that had jerseys with the same kind of white on their shoulders because. Why the fuck did Spurs not wear white. It makes no sense. Okay. So anyway, continue sorry is an after Labor Day. You're not supposed to do that. There are no rules anymore. It goes menswear. But anyway, like like I was saying like they're. Sure if you want to blame it on the kit, calm the kick clash shore. But also, I mean again like cities defense was ashamed. And so was Tottenham. I mean like in the first twenty minutes, I think I'm so report perfectly laid off the ball to to sun. Then also gave up like got dispossessed by Lucas more at midfield which set up the second. I mean, like Vincent company was a bystander the whole time. Kyle Walker got sold a fake on the second. I mean, like everybody it was a mess. It was an absolute mess. Here's all you need to know is that. City scored four goals in this game. Right. Kevin Debrecen ahead, three assists. I'll Merckel technically had two. That's a good point. But I mean, like if you're going to go the first minutes, I guess I have to go the last twenty minutes just because I have never seen a Finnish. Like that. Like it is. It was absolutely. And the thing is that in slack after after city pulled ahead. And it was just like, oh, well, you know, like funds over Ryan sewing scored again like cities going through the semi finals. It was miles. I think mall Senate first Muslim I used. It's like now I kind of feel like there's going to be like a trash goal in the eighty eighth minute. It was the seventy third, but it was but he was right. Kevin Clark chimed in and agreed before the game started my buddy who has done do about the game. He was like, no, you know, city is going to have a city fancied. He's going to have it look at this Tottenham bench. There's nobody on it that, you know. And I said, well, you know, I remember you're being pretty good. And he's like not you're wrong. He's trash. Renta? Of course, it was only in the game because Mussa soco picked up a not in the first half. And it was like getting pants by Kevin Nebraska, again, a little proof positive there of Tottenham kind of shallow bench that that was the that was the substitution that he may. Anyway, this leads into the second the follow up question, which is again VAR interrupt on VAR. Should we go over both decisions? All right. Let's talk about the Laurentian when I it was ruled a goal replace shield, and they were showing in such super slow MO that you could see actually the ball like his arm muscles reacting to the ball. I guess a rippling a little bit as the ball kind of nicked off his elbow from another vantage point, it looked like it kind of went off the port. Did you guys think that was a good goal or a bag? Oh, so I or a noble, so I I have some kind of some issue with the review here. And that they apparently only let the referees. See one angle of this goal. And on television. We had an extra angle from behind the goal that showed his arm tense up which is already to me. Like what the fuck if if VAR is going to work the referees need to have access to every single angle possible. Anyway, sorry, none of your find. And I agree completely. It was one of those things where I was listening to the ESPN NFC pod this morning before I came in, and it might have been like Shaq, a Hislop or something who basically said, you know, in the past it might have been fine that you know, it bounces off his arm, but it's inconsequential. But the way that the rules are written. Now, if any part of his arm touches the ball before it goes in net. Even if it's not on purpose it to disallowed goal. Real. Isn't that that that wording of of the rule doesn't go into effect until next season? Right, possibly I. I'm taking it out. Oh, okay. Well, I was just saying that the intention like I I've we talked. We talked about that on this. Mark asked about the they were removing intention from the handball rule, but I didn't think it was supposed to go into effect until next seas. Not not to further confuse things. But I feel like that the intention part is removed only as it applies to the scoring of a goal. Okay. Not at not as a defender turtle. And so like to answer your broader question in on VAR. I think based on the angles at the referees had for both calls. They made the right call in on VAR. They add rather they get it wasn't enough to overturn exactly which we see in every other sport where we have review my issue. Lies more in that. If we have these other angles that are available as viewers why aren't the referees getting these same angles? Why can I on a laptop stream bootlegged off of like seven different servers like an icy the rippling in don't tell on yourself. Exactly where a resume. With the sterling goal at the death, which would have put city through a guero was a hair off side. It was basically a suicidal pass by Christian in that was deflected by Bernardo Silva, which then made a in in off sides position. But it was really this goes back to the ROY Smith opinion about offsides with spirit of the law in the letter of the law. I think he was yes, technically, you know, a hair shoe, whatever toenail offside, but seems unjust to me. So maybe I'm not actually out on VAR more so out on the side law on on. What do you think? Like, well, the thing is that like what we're talking about is a what VAR would you know in a perfect universe mitigate which is endless debates over refereeing decisions. It's only intensified like what we're seeing is the positive the language around the rules of the game like safer. He said well said that's a sounds like almost like a writer. It's. It's been known to happen from time to time guys. So like the also defense as it's written now is a player in an offside position. At the moment. The ball is played or touched by teammate is only penalized on becoming involved in the active play by interfering with play by playing or touching the ball passed or touched by teammate or interfere with opponent, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, bubble language. I don't think of where was off side. See the thing is is that like there is like a small there's like a smidgen of wiggle room in there. And technically there's not enough if it was ruled on the field off side to overturn that which doesn't feel just but because. It really wasn't pretty it was a pretty goals a pretty celebration was a great moment in the stadium. I'm total neutral here. So. Yeah. You know, but to ours credit, we've talked at length before about VAR, and how it seems like an inter minimal time for them to make a decision and this one they didn't even you know, the ref didn't even really have to go to the TV. I think it was just like an earpiece because it it it just appeared on the the overhead screen like everybody in obviously I wasn't at the game. But the the the stadium mood was crazy. After after they announced the goal was disallowed. It seemed like the entire stadium was in. This will not in the entire stadium. I guess Spurs fans to I mean, everybody didn't know what to do. They were in disbelief because they had just watched you know, the city players and pet reacting so joyless joyously to the goal ending the net. I mean like Todd fans inside of of their stadium. Head lived and died many times by that point. So. Just they like it was the the crowd reactions house for just of disbelief like and on. Did you guys happen to see the end of the the I h f women's hockey final between Finland in the US? No, no. I didn't. Sorry. Okay. Reminded me of that. Just long story short is that Finland where the home team. Actually, they scored in overtime, and they had a huge celebration. Other overtime sudden, death and all the players poured off the bench. They were hugging kissing everything. And then it went to instant replay. And then the goal was disallowed. So it's like super cruel to to have the celebration. And then have the decision overturned. I think actually Billy Hayes Lee wrote a column on deadspin about you know, VAR may get it. Right. But it ruins that moment or it. The best moment in soccer. I guess is. When a goal is scored in now every time anyone scores a goal. There's going to be this question. I mean sure that was like a like a refrain during the World Cup is that like they were reviewing everything. And it's just kind of this awkward, no man's land. Where you can't celebrate. And then once you can it's just like, well, I don't really wanna know how it's still rather. Be right. I would rather like you would rather it be the correct decision. I actually kinda disagree. Also with Billy as least premise not for the first time because I feel like in the South Korea, Germany match if you remember the last goal scored I celebrated with my friends, and then it was like going to VAR and then the goal was upheld. And then we celebrated again, doubly hard. So you get maybe an opportunity for two celebrations. If the calls in your favor that and just one last thing on talking about like the stadium. I feel like I think back to a sentence. Andrew DARA wrote on the ringer dot com. About the bills. Yeah. What do you call a miracle? When you the victim of it. If I'm a city fan, I'm thinking like what do I call this? This is an amazing moment that I'm suffering through a tragedy. One other topic in a follow up here that we've talked about also at length on ringer FC away-goals. So of course, with feel wiggles rule and Tottenham carrying a one nil lead from the first leg, they advanced. If there were no away goals and was just play straight up. They might they wouldn't it still be playing that have gone to extra time and then possibly penalties time still out on away goal. I don't ever want to hear you criticise windows. Absolutely. Not never again. Not after yesterday. Can we ever talk about the away goals or will? It would have been watch them play. You started this podcast asking is this the best Champions League game of all time. And then you're saying what if one of the things that made this unbelievable didn't exist where they would if they traded, you know, couple more goals in extra time wouldn't have been amazing might have been might have meant left. No doubt that this was the best Champions League match of all time. I don't think the game would have been as open if there was no away goals rule city. Wouldn't have had any reason they're willing Bush hard. Yeah. Tottenham when they were down for two wouldn't had a reason to push his hard. Okay. Well, you might you mentioned earlier when we talked about the opening flurry of goals, and maybe the match overall that there was a lot of bad defense being played. But that's one way to look at it on the other hand might we just say it's great offense. Or that this era of football is the great offense era in. Sure, you could say that. But like I mean, it only takes looking at any of those goals kind of closely to see that it was shambolic defending on other side for the first half hour. Laporte mostly the port mostly the port in mostly care. And cure and trivia. Yeah. I mean, I mean city did a really good job of with their attack up the wings, basically, forcing all of Tottenham defense to kinda crumple into one side. And then because they were essentially running four one five could send Bernardo Silva untouched up the wing, and it's like, oh, cool. He's pretty good. He's and like when Kevin debris in a like, I said, you know, three assists had like four big chances created like when you have him directing traffic. It's it's not when you directing traffic, and you also have only Victor one Yama to throw at him Victor. All right. Well shock or do. You have any final conclusions are stats from this matching wanted. I mean, just one basically, I think we can talk a lot about our wiggles or whatever. But to me the biggest reason other than Enrique LaPorte not being great right now that city's not going through and Tottenham is Kevin Brennan didn't really play in the first game. Kevin debris played a couple minutes in the first leg of this. He in that time in the entire game. You know city looks lost on offense in the time that he comes in. He completes three of three passes in the tacking third and one in the penalty area in like two minutes in this game. He creates like I said, he three assists four chances created like a fourth of his team's chances created. He is the director of all of these big moments. Where was he in the first game? You have the most dynamic offensive attacking midfielder in the world right now. Probably. And you're just like, no, we're good. So peps reasoning for that was what? They were resting him for what FA Cup head. I don't remember squad rotation. Whatever the reason was that. He was overtaking. Yeah. I mean, like the same deal for leaving lira Sanni on the bench until that if you need if you're chasing a game come on and get you know, there's a Premier League raised. There's a whatever you have to live up to the expectations of last season. But if you're in a position like city is where last season was historically one of the best of all time. The one thing that you have not been able to do as a team win the Champions League. This team isn't built to win the Premier League they've done that it's built to try to win the Champions League. And you leave your best player off of the roster in a game. And it comes back to bite you obviously hindsight's twenty twenty pep forty L is still the best manager in the world. But. You know, not that comes back to bite you. Yeah. I mean, it's kind of interesting how I mean, let's not forget that couldn't miss a penalty in that first leg. I blame his bleach blonde hair. Listen, I think we've been talking about, you know, the city quadruple for the whole year now. And now it's down to Ouaga's could still do a trouble. But if they don't win the league we can look at Mahrez miss penalty against Liverpool. The fact that a glare missed that penalty in the I I obviously things could have changed in throughout the rest of that match and the second leg, but I mean, it could be to miss penalties that doom city to only the care about Cup physician. With that note. And it's only right that we bring in the only Spurs fan at the ringer. Kevin Clark, Ken where are you calling from? I'm calling from Orlando. What a shot to Sean you. This is Sean you eraser. Wow. Who is worn his sunny jersey for every Tottenham Champions League game to the mall. Like when you out, you know, like when yell Ming was on the rockets, they were y'all fans and rocket fans like a filet, Sean you as a son fan, not a Spurs fan. If son went to Barcelona he would become a Barcelona fan anyway. Kevin where were you watching this game? And in Orlando, I it's funny. Yeah. I was Landau, and I was watching my family's TV. And it's funny because the last game of any kind I watched on television with was the chiefs Rams Monday night football game, which is amazing because this was the chiefs and Rams of Docker. I mean, we're just like gold Gogol goal. It was awesome. And so this TV has magical powers and now I need to watch every game on this TV. It's blessed. You should watch every sporting match on that TV. What what was your reaction when sterling scored the goal that was eventually disallowed? Will you like Ono Spurs e again? And and like, yeah. No. Of course, I I would like to be very honest here after sterling goal. I turned the game all their coal with something. Like, you know, sterling global superstar, whatever I was like, I I've seen enough this, and I didn't find it off. And then and then I I did something I forget what it was. And then I got gotta bring a water gun new copy or something, and I came back, and I was like, you know, there's two minutes up it might as well, gee, I might as well see make sure they're not going to score them their Google and turn it back on and it said four three and I was just in. My is is is my cable box. I think I have no idea, and then I kind of figured it out. And then there was a final whistle. And I it was it was so surreal. It was almost like a twilight zone episode where usually turn it's like, I turn soccer off, and then turned to back on again and everything was fixed. Much like Moussa soco. Actually, I don't know. If you read that he didn't know after the sterling goal he thought that Spurs were out. And so he he didn't know that they had one until after I guess people were coming in the locker room celebrating. When I got is that Kevin is Moose's Oko. I've never seen them both in the same room at the same time. We were we're watching. Kevin as a longtime Spurs fan is this is this result. What you would call like a game changer for the club. Or at least the modern era of the clip it maybe I mean, if we lose to I act from the semi is. I think that is this is obviously going to be one of the best night's ministry of the club. But I think it's going to be a little bitter. Sweet. If we lose the next shot, I think there's no shame whatsoever and losing to to Barcelona in the final if if that have happened, but I still feel like there's ways to go to a race sort of the broader perception of Spurs. I've never I sort of thought that the whole Spurs thing was was always a bit overrated. I never really bought into it. You know, if you really wanna rag on teams, there's a lot crappier teams than confers especially finish top four and have won a lot of big games and beating a lot of big teams. And so I I think that from the sort of worldwide perception they have to close out against. Ax for the the book to be closed on that sort of narrative now for Daniel levian like for fans that are constantly calling for Spurs to buy players by players because they never do just getting to a championship semi final possibly final impossibly lifting. The big old jug years mean that they don't actually need to buy players. I think it had buying players better than now by player. Okay. Like, I just having extra guys is good. We bought the soco for a club record fee. It took him a while to get in the mix and and for him to become the best player in the world. But obviously happen. And so, you know, I believe in the development of much chino and ends you can sort of really make anybody better. I think I certainly muster their the top top top by your your. I think you're making better on the project. We've we've seen that in the past. I I think that the buying takes a little Bank system is important. You know, Paci said before he'd rather play youth players. Than new signings, or whatever 'cause before sort of system and work rate over certain types of players. And you know, we saw that in the remarkable thing I think is both zone and lamelo have both been on the verge of being sold because they didn't look like a system fit until they were. And so I think that pots working these guys in is really valuable. But I also think that if we go out and buy we get into sort of topped your player market that can only help I don't think that we have to go out, and and address certain thing, by the way, we have not to arson banger this, but you know, next year when we get hurricane back. You know, whenever Eric dire gets back, those are like new signing. Okay. We might win a champion. Who you might win the Champions League without Harry Kane. I mean, it's it's kind of incredible. So I'm sort of on the fence about signings. I sort of I Lord knows that I'm extremely comfortable saying, I know more than someone who works for a team or whatever. But I really do trust Marie THEO chino to to build that swat assuming he's don't care. Now, he's going to be there. Kevin I need to run. Thanks for joining us. We'll talk after Tottenham crash out against. I don't think we'll be taught that happens. I will not be calling up at. He's got. And now in the studio we had a Spurs fan. Kevin clark. Now, we have a city fan. None of the name Tyler times your what's up Thailand to perfect too. Pretty. Y'all. No, do you. Did you watch the game? You know, what happened? Tyler also turned it off. Sterling Goldwyn him. Just we played it on feet. So it's all good. She was great. Tyler I'll ask you the same question. I just asked Kevin how did you feel after rain sterling scored in stoppage time? And then the goal was disallowed take me through the motions. I say if you'd think her all right and over him sterling is your favorite player to VR races. All right. It's anti-black. Let's start there. I said stance. For. Racism, you know, our respect Kevin Clark. She's crazy. Podcast firing here. Now, this is a mild start. Mall star. All I'm saying is time a fan, I met his either bought a broke. So I don't respect. I I'll go to to to Kevin is neither but continued. Don't ask him about that. You know? I'm just telling you the streets told me, I was real sad, man. Because you know, they call right hemoglobin for star. And you know, I I was happy put some respect on the prince that was promised. Yeah. But that was really crushing. I took my pants off for no reason. Strays with what did you think of the call itself, we talked about earlier before you came? But did you think that that was just lead overturned? No. I mean like beyond like if you wanna throw the racism out like from a practical standpoint, it was bullshit. I mean, I just would never do that to somebody is pretty is writing deserve that. All you gotta go to New York Times talking about fans leaving him alone. Y'all wanna take this man this his hat trick? That's corny. Yeah. I mean, the fact that it would completed a probably what would have been infamous hat trick is honest. Tattoo his face on my belly. As as a city supporter. We're looking at pep Guardiola now since winning two champions leagues with Barcelona. He's had what would he never wanted it with Byron? Nope. This is three straight seasons with city where he's you know, his team city have gone out before the before the semi-finals was the round of sixteen is first season quarterfinal last season against Monaco. I believe quarterfinal this season. Have you lost any faith? No, man. I mean, he just got his regular flaws. Right. Like, he only like, no African players weather. No. But pip out here ways affinity scarfs getting poppet talking about his beef with your tour like every black player that's ever existed by Madison wanna play Sanni at all which you know. How do you? How do you explain sterling? Well, you know, he transcends. So it's it's different out here for him. You know, they don't just light skinned by players may. I don't know. I don't know all too. Don't know. There's definitely a problem with over-simplification here. My man loves the start slow, which is why we got ran by some corny players dot com. In a one zero game is so over simplification of his tactics at times in the Champions League can be very frustrating. But I mean, we got oil money. Yeah. I hear you got inside the lose to a bunch of eighteen rules. So I mean, that's embarrassing. Couldn't be me. Do you feel you feel you'll be somewhat vindicated because city played Tottenham again on the weekend on Saturday going to be there, would you will you feel something to -cation if you win like five? No, or I don't I don't really need indication because this isn't hurt my feelings. Right. You know, if if a loser club wants to feel good about beating the big dogs, you know, power to you. You know, it's it's like when Larry Bird beat the Lakers that one time like all, right? You know, let's cool for your mantle. But like for me we about to win the league baby. So Mike and shocker you can't see this. But like a single tier just roll down Tyler. Did he say he got upset and took his pants off for no reason? Hey, man. He's a few. Is it a one by? Are you? I I get the feeling Todd takes his pants off the reason. Know breathe out here. All jokes aside. I think you know, pep has won everything he can with city city of already won the league. I think this was like this is the one trophy that I feel like the board and he wants to win badly. So I knew crashing out at this stage. Especially the way they did is going to hurt their psyche. At least so how do you feel about, you know, the rest of the leaks? So they're two points. Back of Liverpool with a match in hand so five matches to go. How confident are you that they're going to win the league? Again, if they don't if they don't wanna league, I'd be sad. I mean, obviously, I, but I don't I don't feel like they're going to lose the league. You don't like there's no trouble, my heart. I mean, it's sucks to lose Champions League game to racism, but we're gonna win them. So I mean, you know, why wouldn't they have disallowed sterling's other too? Yeah. He's trying to make progress. Which I Tyler since our time's wrapping up here. Let me ask you would. I'm curious which player on city, you hate or or would wanna ship out. Laporta? Honestly like, I do not. Oh, yes. I usually he should. His name. He is has a very good reputation for being a ball playing center back. But has I mean like if you really think about it has looked suspect defensively? More like more often than you would find comfortable for being at at the at like. He looks like the dream distributor centreback only sometimes because he kinda can't match that all the time. He makes boneheaded mistake. So he did against on him. He also occasionally it's like the poster child for not for like, not using nicotine. You know? So I I I hate him his hips don't work, right? Like him on my team, you know, like let odor many run into people for for ninety two have Otamendi chasing, Lucas more and sought around the pitch in a disorganized defense. Did you walk? Did you see how how badly that strategy work? Fraction. Dana here. It was trashed. But I mean, listen anything's better than than young, man. I mean, I won't even say his name respect too. Well. Gentiles only Tyler doesn't respect LaPorte or Kevin Clark or on you or showing you, oh, nausea or or Spurs sports. Verse fans who are invariably bald and broke. I mean, this y'all words. Anyway on that. No Tyler thank you for joining us. Appreciate. He's great. Becky, I'm just glad that had Chelsea fan as someone who was balding and broke. Tyler is left Kevin's off the phone shocker at to run off. It's just me, and you might go. Yeah. It is negative you go. I was going to say as I mentioned I was in on a plane returning from Korea while this city, Spurs mattress happening. I was also in career for the other Champions League matches which unfortunately because of the time zone were happening while I was asleep. So I wanted to give you a couple of minutes to talk about bars Barcelona's first ever win at Old Trafford beating United three nil. Did you have any hope coming into the second leg that you could overturn the deficit, and how did you feel about the? Yes, I did has moved that. We could overturn the deficit. It was a fragile hope. Just because if you really were watching the first leg after Barcelona's score, they kind of looked like they could be got at. I mean, it didn't I I don't know necessarily United was the team to get at them. But it was possible, you know, going into the. Second leg yard stuff about Mike falen talking about Paul pug buzz saying that you know, like he's unfinished as a player he has a lot to improve like you need him step up in this game. And you thought that maybe, you know, this would be it. There's a there's kind of a feeling that maybe they could overturn it. And then you get punched in the dick twice in the first minutes with two goals from the best player on earth. You know, like, there's there's no accounting for Lio. Messi also is just that would ever are the change of circumstances have been at United with ole as appointment with these changes in the coaching personnel. So on so forth. We are still going to be suffering from the same problems, which is that we are starting Phil Jones and Chris bowling it that that's still are most stable centreback pairing, which is a problem. And also Ashley young playing meaningful minutes at outside back and getting torched was again, a problem if field is it fair to say that kind of like the afterglow of the. Lay you know, manager bump and and fulltime appointment has subsided. Now. I mean, yeah, we've lost five out of the last seven. It's an EMMY like it's we like, it can still wait until the summer to have anything definitive to say about it you. I mean, like I said before you know, like there's probably going to be a deaf after he gets the contract bright. Two points out of fourth. I mean, I would imagine top four is kind of mandatory, right? I also don't feel like it's going to happen. A feeling we're going to be a Europa league team next year that's gonna make recruitment difficult. I'm really just hoping this point that we get Paul Mitchell for our sport, the Rb light said sporting director for our director football because I was not the Australian hair product, dude. But yeah, like, it was you know, I like you said you're sitting here expectations low respect, which I think I can't remember if it was Barney Rony the wrote about this in the guardian or maybe it was a piece of the telegraph. But kind of thinking of the ole appointment as lowering fans expectations like making us. Okay. With not being like what we once were. I mean, like because I mean, if you think about it we've had much of the same problems that we had before he showed up, but we feel better about them. Right. Right. Right. Right. Right. Let's quickly talk about I XE. Shoutout to our daily departed rhino Hammond who call Dayaks in the chipping semi-final here. They are man. I again, Legos like this had the most potential to be the most lake I exercise rob Madrid. They have now bounced event as an rail Madrid. They slayed the vita Chris charter all although which was. So wildly satisfying. And it wasn't like again, it wasn't there there. They run into the semi-finals has not been fluky by any stretch. I mean like they have they soundly beat both teams. And I they are just such a joy to watch. Let me like they play with no fear. Yeah. I think you know, the Spurs. I XE semi final is going to be is going to be the one that's kind of like to team to teams that are punching above their weight a little bit. So should be exciting. We should mention Liverpool. Went by Puerto with ease. Unlike what I predicted so Spurs an eye sliver pool. Barcelona who's going to be in Madrid in the final Spurs, and I ex Barscelona. I think it's going to end up being you know, what I really do think it's going to end up being Barcelona Nayak's. Wow. Wow. I'm gonna say Spurs in Barcelona. Maybe I'm reversing Spurs. We should quickly mentioned European although European according to five thirty eight Liverpool as the best chances of winning the Champions League title game. Those are all Liverpool fans low. That's why. There. You wrote the league semi-finals are said, I know you're excited about that mica arsenal. In valencia. I should say Valencia and Chelsea an Amtrak Frankfurt. Those are the two semi-final Soviet still looking like we might have an arsenal. Chelsea euro believed final. Let's close this episode, Mike, I'm gonna give you a trivia question. Hopefully, it doesn't take too long for you to answer. Okay. Are you ready shoot? The in the Champions League semifinals. Those four teams I mentioned Tottenham. I ex Liverpool Barcelona there are eight former Southampton players. Can you name four of them? Eight former Southampton players on those teams. Yes, an Evan. You can cut out any of the dead time as Mike is brainwave on Gilady undulate. Victor one Yama correct day on Lovin. Correct. Dussan Todd each correct and. Oh, I guess I can just say Adam Lana, correct? Wow. Ding, ding, ding for marks to you might go. The other players. You didn't mention, of course, Liverpool's saudi-omani and Virgil Van Dyke Tut Tottenham backup keeper Paolo, Gonzaga and Tottenham defender Tobie Aldebaran. So proud to the south Hampton academy, and we're not even whole Mitchell. That was his doing. We should also mention Pacino former Southampton manager and Alexander Klay Chamberlain who hasn't played a minute in the Champions League this season. But is also a product of the Southampton academy so props to them anyway, Mike, thank you for joining me when we when we're back in two weeks. We'll talk about these semi finals as well as the final matches of the Premier League season. So thank you. Of course, peace everybody even tweets. Here's good news. The number of collisions involving train at a railway crossing down eighty three percent from its peak in the nineteen seventies. Here's bad news. There are still more than two thousand incidents that year stopped trains. Can't.

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Ep 2.68: Maradona, City/Liverpool & USMNT previews

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Ep 2.68: Maradona, City/Liverpool & USMNT previews

"Guys welcome back sam's army episode two point sixty eight in latte going on here. Talk some some diego maradonna do a weekend recap and of course. We're gonna do a preview of the us men's national team friendlies on deck this week so a lot to talk about but first let's welcome in some familiar voices. I we got. Larry nance junior who took last week off as you guys may remember and it just so happened by the way larry to overlap with a time period where millions of illicit an irregular votes were cast many ohio by the way. Oh god oh what do you have to say for yourself here. I was by official reason for missing last week was load management. Do you know what. Look if i if i if you looked at my looked plane records. Yeah i've been last week. i was. I was driving illegal balanced to philly in detroit atlanta. Just just just just dropping him off the polling centers just me. It was me just you. you did it. We've found. What can i say you're you're welcome. We got him folks. we got him Also on this on this week you guys. Of course no maki fowler. Some mike you are fresh off what can only be described as an incredibly remarkable weekend. How are you feeling today. Sports kicking a fucking shit out of me lately so this is spent lovely honestly back in my preferred state. We'll write your own. Happiness state of unhappy is i. I know that's all about. I'm not there at the moment but i'll be there soon. Don't worry Yeah you had quite a little little weekend. We'll get to that later. About arsenal esten villa. But let's start with headlines. So i got one dig maradona so last week. He was admitted to the hospital with a little fuzzy. But what exactly is going on. But he he went. He underwent surgery. It sounds like for a blood clot may have been some other stuff going on there with maybe some substance abuse issues very out of the ordinary that came on a lady but He's reportedly going to be discharged any day. Now which is great news but it got me thinking it feels like maradona. Means like something completely different to just depending on who you talk to. So let's do this. Let's start with you larry. What is the first thing you think of whence win you know diego. Maradona is brought up. The first thing i think of is the hand of god right. Like that's i feel like that's just i dunno it's like it's that's just synonymous to me like you bring maradonna. The first thing i'm thinking of is him knocking and like look there was no. There is no vr. Good for you. It worked it worked. God works in mysterious ways. Soccer god's especially okay mic your first thing you think of diego maradona. I think a boca junior. And i think like the country of argentina like he like the blue and white striped is like the only. It's just him for me. It's him one. Recall may but because i actually watched one of them but in terms of like maradona like i just think of boca in argentina documentary. Literally when i think of argentina barcelona i think had a messy but our genetic group that one hundred percent. Well it's funny that you bring the hand got up there because that is part of the first thing i think of. He's been through. There's been so many interruptions of maradona. And i feel like people who were born. You know maybe a little bit after me only know him as the guy that like just parties all the time now in goes to goes to games and just gets rowdy the world cup game. He certainly he certainly been named to death at this point listening for sure for sure content content incredible content god but obviously and people that were born before me think of them as this just incredible. Incredible soccer player So retrain myself. I feel like to. The first thing i think of is not the hand of god but that game that game at the ninety nine hundred eighty six world cup they're playing england so he scored two goals in a game. A lot of people probably know. What were you fifteen no gray hair year on from on this but no it was so. He scored two goals that game. The one was the hand of god. One that i feel like. It's a lot more pub these days. They scored a minute later. The other goal was what is called. At least in england they call it the goal of the century man. He just he was. He took the ball on his half. He ran like england's entire team people. Forget the exact same day same game. Five game incredible and it just that little stretch of of soccer right. There is like perfect encapsulation maradona. He's an incredible soccer player and he's made. He's done some of the most incredible things that have ever been happened on a soccer field not just in argentina but also in italy in other places but then also he's sort of got this dark side you know what are. Sometimes it comes out with Cocaine sometimes it comes out with him. Boss is just like you're pushing pushing the envelope there a little bit. I just feel like that's the perfect encapsulation of diego. Maradona that game against england. In like that. That's exactly right. That's a good way to summarize. Everything else is just fucking content right. But i think these days it'd be so much easier. Just remember him as the little fatman. Who's like just absolute raging on the sideline as a coach or as a fab honest. Though the only thing. I really see him anymore. Those like twitter videos of warming up that whole area electric larry. I'll re tweet it. Every time for every settled the shoulders. Juggling still never seen anybody really do that. Just able to just go shoulder. Tripling the entire world. He's a great in his little four roles and backward gals documentary that documentary that i discovered a year and a half after everyone else did is like my favorite thing ever own documentaries. I feel like we said said this. Maybe last week but the documentaries maradona. Actually maybe i said instagram. We're i'm getting from. But yeah the documentaries. On on maradona incredible. Because you really get a sense of just how big he was. He was the biggest thing in the world for a while. I have a lot of friends that argentinian that still believe. Boca's the biggest club in the world like they just think that we have a european bias. And they're like you have no idea what it's like down there popularity. Maybe they have made think about bocaue river. Bocaue river was like a fucking gang war just a couple of years ago. Was you said was a gang war. Still dampening little coca cola ads in the stadium. Yeah what an unbelievable An unbelievable person. That was a scary moment that The reports that he was getting surgery in sound. Good i mean when a guy like who who's lived life that hard for so long so it was like he's got to go to the hospital you just automatically be like. Oh shit. this might be bad but yeah so it sounds like he's out so positive vibes his way just incredible. Let's move on. Let's go to weekend recap so let's start with the sexiest matchup from the weekend City and liverpool ended up. Go finishing one one toothless. Well not the first forty five. I forty five was awesome. It was awesome the second forty five. It was different was good. I just a little dog wairoa. No van dyke. That's all you need to know. Yeah that's unfortunate. Obviously it takes a little bit of luster liverpool's playing a four two four. Now i mean this is what happens when you don't have like they don't have Was not was he out there. Yeah he started. That's actually that's actually. If i could go first my major game is urine klopp and the bravery that he coaches with you lose the best centreback of the world and you don't bring in a third to put me put it in the fourth stryker. Like that's how he approaches these games. And that's a treat. That's really enjoyable. I'm glad to see it. Meanwhile peps playing good wanna get like. I love him to death but it just shows the style difference. Losing the greatest center back in the world right now and you combat the by bringing in another striker. That's cool like that was what i needed a second-half drip though i think part of that was it was tough to on tv. But it sounds like it was just raining buckets and so the second the second game. We'll get to that. The pitch was soaked in here to look here. You like goes from already just like he was like. Oh yeah. the the. The mailman bound mail in ballots. Are fraud mail in ballots a fraud and so he could set himself up for this. He's doing the same thing right. Bird dummy those those here you think that you give me way too much credit all right. So here's go forward. Kevin debris miss outright mis the missing a goal. That's like that's like a once in a career. We literally watched a. What like an anomaly. That will never happen again. I actually is. I would abduct chris. That's shot that is a great fucking point because that is like he may never miss the frame again in his career him. Oh no no you will never thought it was buckets. You just automatically like. I do exactly exactly. I did too. But like when i i did see as well like city right like looking at them. The past past years they were like golden in terms of you know sterling was gonna get twenty goals. Debrecen is going to be what he's going to be a guerra twenty goals golden golden boot race. Like should they. That's just what it was and now like what are they. Top ten in goals scored this year question. They've scored. Let's see ten goals. It's no they are not within the top top ten banners one game and and keep in mind there one game down so it's meant but yeah they're their offense. I mean listen. They haven't had a girl for most of the season. Just took a nice goal in this game but he pretty much did. He also missed at least two that he should have had and that gets too much about this. Who's going to be happier or more disappointed. In this result. I think liverpool has to be more satisfied with the result. Guitars liberal city was the better team like we forget. Debroy missed a penalty. Hey missed least tools. There may have been some other opportunities. I'm i'm sort of blanking. But city had some serious chances. They they easily could win this game. Three one in the entire narrative is completely different. So i try and keep that in mind. When i think of like what we take away from this game i think city was the better team in this game in the easily could won't but that's not stick anyway anything away from liverpool and klopp and the fact he came out with the and for me no out there when you saw that eleven like this is going to be fun. His awesome exactly so it was and it did. I thought the first forty five lived up to it was like it was just like back and forth. They were really going for it. And then yeah. The second forty five really felt flight ruben. Diaz is pretty good. Yeah he's keyed. Came in like almost immediately locked down their defense. I think he's pretty good. So that was good. Move so far now. Back to liverpool. Do you see say they're healthy right man dykes. They're they're healthy. Do you think there's any world that jota takes that spot for me. Yeah really do. I mean uncourteous warm. It'd be hard to say. No i but that'd be that'd be like the warriors giving it's giving somebody else dream job like no don't bring don't broke. It's not like don't fix it. it's not broken. It's actually been a perfect analogy. Yeah it's like shakes leaking in the league. Yeah yeah and so like. He does some of the dirty stuff. He's like the unsung hero. But at the same time you've got this new guy coming in. I mean putting up champions league hat tricks and it's like i mean they play enough games. You can afford to have two guys like that. And if you're trailing it's good to throw on so i think that you'll eventually see them not as much together unless it's the last half hour game but starting together is probably rare state. I think you're right. It's probably it's gotta stay with three. And i think for me knows. Probably going to be a premier league weakened a week out but joked is going to dominate the champions that games and probably get the thirty minutes of every single league. So it's it's a tough job. If you're joe tastes like you're in such good form with one of the best teams in the world the end you can't break in over a guy he's not scoring. That's yeah it's a weird thing to think about. He's accused on fire completely completely. And he's not gonna be able to the side because you're right to just got to start dealing over just eight points a game. But like he's speaking of starting your best guys for torres getting in over bernardo silva is starting to piss me off. Now it's he didn't he didn't he hasn't been playing. I don't really understand the decision. He's he's he's playing at promise you he was out there. Notice them they afford in bernardo silva like i know her probably out there but like pronounce. The fox run so far given me that is two years. Two years ago. He was a force he talked about him. Is like a dark horse fruit for bond for like two years. Yeah more games ferran turrets fuck out of here. I agree. Maybe it's squad rotation thing i know. Where does he know. Here's here's a little bit. Yeah yeah squad rotate against liverpool in the league with the fuck never know that mine works in need to get him while speaking of let's go to let's not let's wolves on so leicester one zero took the dub against wolves it was. I mean if you like tactical sort of slow paced games. I guess this is right. Up your alley The two things that stood out to me number one is that both these teams are just like nobody wants to play these teams like these are teams that you just absolutely do not wanna play ever leicester's now top of the table. Gotta give him credit there. So obviously don't wanna play them but wolves where are they. They're in nights at the moment which is a little bit. I would have thought they'd be higher than that Big talking point was the was the handle on the penalty that led to the only goal of the game. So you mentioned the debroy no penalty in the city liverpool game this. This was actually incredibly similar. Where the wolves defender was actually closer to was from leicester who crossing the ball in just crossed directly. News arm arm was basically right next to his arm body and he was running. Excuse me. I thought it was a terrible penalty goal. I thought even after. Vr thought maybe they had sort of given refs some leeway on these calls now so i figured that they weren't going to call it but man i hated the call I didn't like the the penalty in the liverpool city game either. Although that was slightly less a agreed bad because gomez was a little bit further away from. I think it was destroyed. Who was crossing it. You know he had a little bit more time to maybe get his arm out of the way but yeah the that. Var call was awful in my opinion a rs. Been on fucking fire. this weekend. yeah i mean it's just it's just part of the part of the game instead of complaining about refs. Were just complaining what we are. We're just sort of shifting our our bitching well the lead. The lead is also adjusted to boston. Was well so it was just a tough weekend for that. I mean vr. The reason arsenal lost to it sucks water and we are the only reason you didn't lose sixteen zero facs invert. He's gonna he's gonna fucking scored thirty goals this year. Well penalty killing. I know what he's he doesn't matter six penalties agape lester have lead the league in penalties earned at this point. They have eight if eight penalties are. I mean there are. There are teams with zero arsenal. Has one believe but there's teams with like zero and won't lester have eight eight penalties earned. That's parties Parties quickness in intelligence Yeah in fact. They've got these guys like justin castagna running down the wings and beating people throwing crossing the by. What was look toothless. I know that there'd lineup looks good in the players and deliver but like some weeks. They just seem to be fucking void of ideas. I mean to me. They're just like the way they've been playing is just like all right. No one zero. We're just gonna score and hold you. We're gonna rely on him and s get one and if he doesn't like work on fucked i don't know i relate to team to play doesn't seem like a fun team to be a part of. It seems like a fun team to not yet not to play against or to like the requirements to make that squad. No no one club population wolves. It's early it's statistical fucking anomaly. Jota much surprised. It's not even a knock on who's good as just like different players to employers like i do like i do like metal though i'd like him. Yeah i mean. I like all. They waste a lot of good players quickly to all the games from this weekend. Right because we still gotta talk. Whatever ten united so everton united. You know united's back against the wall and they went this just like what happened. Just united on the road. United on the road is at top-two three team in the fucking leak in the world maybe in the world. Yeah i think for everton you know. This is my concern going in. Is that hamas. Rodriguez was even though he was out there. He wasn't really out there. He lo he was like sixty five free talking about this. When when's the last time he was he had designed usage rate right exactly and they end. I'll add another thing for everton. Another excuse slash caveat There were still without charleston. Who is still on the red card suspension. You know without those guys. The team just looks a lot less dynamic less scary calvert lewin dried up to live so far. I think you get how miss healthy charleston back out there. I wouldn't be surprised if healy's picks it up a little bit but y- written everton looked like ever to hold the upper middle class. Nobody is better at that. This early season rush to finish that to finish seventh than ever to lock it down early. They have you dreaming by fucking christmas time. You're already like we make europa. Let's get a little crazy united though. I mean this is a big win. Why be when i agree. I think the big wind and they came up brew. Widow was pretty awesome. Good advancing wages credit to his credit. Use abuse. pretty awesome lei. he's just so created. Like i saw he's played. What like thirty three games for them. In in those thirty three has been eighteen. Thirteen eighteen goals thirteen assists. Like that's i mean as many of them were penalties and all that stuff like at citizen present in the res. Been the real deal. It's not streaky. either. It's just like every week part day Shout fucking hurt because now we're going to finish the game because the pitch was like this game was it felt like it was like six zero because it could have been if it were always be a our goals taken off. What the hell happened. What's there are plenty plenty of finger blaming do here. I mean lock. That's chance at one. No preposterous miss. That he's in. He's running with like moon boots on. He can't do anything really on. Larry can i ask you what the fuck this guy looked at. I don't know why you chose to pick up another chelsea dropout but after louisiana to you but listen give a shit out there. I know you're welcome. He doesn't give a fuck man you saw entre. He doesn't care. yeah we we. You know we've got a he's an. He's a double agent tough. I mean you know what. What else sam. The only thing i can say is i mean martin. Should've con- gone up for a corner. It would have been a bicycle kick goal because it was his day the minute the day started. You knew like midday started that it was. It was gonna keep a clean sheet. We're gonna get trout's for him so happy for him he got you guys you guys screw. You guys screwed him screwed him. We stuck by stuck by him. Yeah for a decade kenya. Let holdout stuck by him stuck by him as a back again. Literally the best backup in the history of goalkeepers who knew that that guy was should villa did and so did you guys at the end of last year. And you're like you know what i like. Leno he's the argentina number one. It's not even close And another thing is all he walk ins. Put some respect on his name for you. Made me put respected his name. That was his case. Start start looking at me now. Terra rank you. Thank you ali watkins. I am now up to four thousand in the united states and canada. Halio asked me also. What can i say big week for me at ali. i'm gonna. I'm gonna sign up this week. I'm going to get into that but One thing quickly on the arsenal goalkeeper's you guys have quite the pedigree when it comes to lake world-class goalkeepers that don't necessarily. You're not making the money if you'd have much money we've made on all of them Twenty million any and we got five for hsieh's nanny walked into the event issue right. She any. I mean there were a lot of other guys to. He's had a good career awesome. He's been awesome with with west ham But there's all who's the guy for napoli. Who's i think still playing. You had so many of these guys I don't know why just thought of that. But yes so. Is this a long term problem for arsenal. Is there no. So there's a couple of things going on right now We have completely dried up in our creativity. We like. there's nobody that's a ball carrier. There's nobody that's got midfield is broken. Broken partake fantastic but many alongside of creativity. Coming from the best thing we have is down the left. And it's just tierney soccer in the bombing and mike. There's really no creative outlet for that to go 'cause like that is playing like the six like he's dropping so far back dems Arteta i think came in and mike decide to instill defensive stability. That's what i was calling for. Whatever at some point he has to surrender a little bit of that for creativity but then if a couple of bad results go then everything could look like. It's being undone. So i think has to keep the defensive training wheels on for a little bit longer and hope that 'cause like think about it when we were beating people it was like two one or one nothing being moment could keep yourself locked out so those moments have dried up and now it's like These games look so much worse. So i think he's. He's struggling to surrender. Their creativity like in assigning would be ideal in creative place but Because we don't seem to have tet. We don't seem to have anybody who's combined guy. No more of nate. He likes to drop a lot deeper. It would be like. Like a smith wrote willis even looked good in europe. But like you know you. Can you play yet so yeah. When when the bombings to providing in that right wing is filled with dead space in x chelsea players were trouble so That's what happened and fucking villa talk about a team who has figured out. Has a system down has an idea like it's very clear to see what they're doing giantkiller. You're not only killed. Arsenal killed liverpool even worse seven to beat leicester so like with steam villas in different different soi this year. It does seem like you guys need bruno. You know what. I mean like you have some. You got someone with some creativity like it's just so stay right to secretary. Does you need you need a debris like obviously those guys are world class like you need a sawar would have been fantastic but like we will. Yeah so i mean look through. Fuck that barkley. Aggression barkley are like fucking nightmare for some teams to play against Barkley just drives forward he. He'll lose the ball like seven out of ten times create three. Keep chances like he got. That's the kind of player he Just look different. Class is released. He really does look. He looks unbelievable but barkley true. You're right barkley was they. Were both kind of toying with your defense was incredible. Whatever they want they were. They were really good looking forward. Your next three games in the league. Mikey are at leeds. Wolves enron and then add tottenham. So you've gotta interesting little stretch hereafter where we're gonna be fine. Michelle i i mean i hope so. Leeds it's a hell of a test. Wolves are no joke. And then you got this. you're going to chicago. Should be interesting. We still only sagoes. I won't even bring a camera guy. Go bring it. Bring your boxing gloves that last couple of games stock southampton newcastle so southampton won two zero against a a game a salad newcastle team so southampton is in fourth in the table. Right now i feel like there. The quietest you know sort of come from out of nowhere team. 'cause they didn't listen. We've talked a lot about. We talked a lot about leads. Talk logan about west ham when they were flying in south hampton has just not gotten the love that they probably deserve. I mean five wins in eight for team that i think a lot of some people probably had in education for me Intense no big deal pat on the back there. That's where they'll end up. Well you're right. I mean i. I love my tenth tenth. Pick but still we gotta give him some credit. Five wins and eight is is no joke. It's big time especially when this one without without danny ings like they've they've learned like no way going to be gone for what four to six months. I think it's four to six months of four to six weeks. I don't know which one it is. But he's going to be out for a while he's huge. But i will say in this new castle game. Chatham's showed he's legit. That guy is is good whether he can shoulder all the load without weightings. I i don't know but He looked good in this game so credit to them and and listen not all the games were. Opposition was lower lower level. They they drew with you with chelsea. I think just go. I think that. I should have kind of seen this coming in the sense that hostile. Who knows always done a really good job everywhere. So i think in yet year two and three i should have started to look at them the opposite way than getting stale as in like. Maybe he's gonna start to figure this thing out because he really did at one big one big question still four to one palace be bleeds. What are we thinking about leads at this point. Exactly what we thought that same thing a little inconsistent given day just turn the volume up to a thousand and either they have the time of their lives that neighbors victims there's going gonna be fireworks either pointed at them or pointed at like it's just like someone's got fireworks that game that just i don't know who showed up with much must watch tv. They've they've literally day. They're the new rock and roll. They're like they remind me honestly of like that first season of klopp where they couldn't defend for shipment they were sprinting forward. Like i thought. I thought you're going to say bloom myth from two years ago. No no no they. They move forward move as fast. Leads have like a date when they get the ball. If you watch all three of the midfielder's runs into the box. And it like it and they just fire it's unbelievable. It's so much fun to watch and study but there's sometimes she's not going to score their kids. Hope you never. It's better suited to play against man united and they are gets fucking dallas to be honest with you showed part against liberal anyway. Palace won't surrender structure. That's like a thing. So i'll i'll tell you what though we have. I hope for a few more game weeks to you. Know for sure. But i think we haven't engaged. Yeah i think we haven't engaged which is awesome near the of. Don't even know if it makes them interesting but like it's just so good for the league so entertaining key so he's so smooth totally agree so smooth. There was a like nothing came of it but like he was in the box. This i was washing. He was in the box. Got the ball in the box and was literally just like toying with three or four defenders around trying to draw penalty and they couldn't touch like he ended up losing it but it was just like two and a half seconds just like rolling the ball from foot to foot around three or four defenders it was nuts and even the announced. Even i forget who it was. The announcer was like. Oh my gosh going on it was it was. I wish. I wish i could go back and see it because i like that. Czaja is like sneaky. You cheekiest players in the premier league and has been for so long. It's it's unbelievable. He's there and he's just been quitting for twelve. Months reminds me of lake reminds me of lake when pablo got bruno. Because with as a or. I don't know are they say his name seems like he wants to play with. So that's like a little chain. He's good to that guy. That guy Yes i can go. Xyzal is one. Man wrecking ball when he wants to be in the last few seasons as soon as the window closed seems like you sort of Turned but maybe somebody got his ears. Like listen if you actually play hard for the entire few months before the january transfer window. Then maybe we can actually get a deal done. That's what's going on. I don't know but Yeah he's fun. To watch less couple tottenham eat eked it out. I do mean eked it out against west brom. That was that was disgusting. I don't really have anything to say other than the team. Looks kinda tired which is not good. Because there's no there's no breaks this year There's this schedule is just packed So son in particular tired which is which is not good but we got three points. So i'm not gonna complain. Larry you guys Gave up a goal to sheffield united. Which is kind of embarrassing. I say but go kiss my heart. He gave it to you than gave it to me but then he came back home forum so no not though you know. No no worries there For autumn and it was a i mean. honestly we signed what's We sign harvard's. We signed verner. We signed chill time. Mendiola obscene mendis been great chills awesome but signing that i was like most excited for z ads. Like truly most excited for it. Yeah exactly and he is awesome. Everything that i. He's bruna like he just sprays walls forward just for the hell of it like he's awesome. He's having the yeah. I'm a huge fan. He's long athlete into chill l. Was ridiculous ridiculous. I mean yes. He's I'm a fan of that number ten role and we got ours. He's creative more. I look at this table. It seems to have a pretty clear top. Four and then back to city and arsenal kind of outs or top five in that city and are still kind of outside of it ideo side. It's not looking good. I'm just looking at this thing. Like i dunno. Chelsea chelsea have impressed man the twenty goals at that. They've scored so far not an accident. All right we'll get to powering. In the last couple of games we get west ham pulling it out one zero in full enough fucking lukman. That was ninety minutes of shit and then Some excitement at the end. He had that that ponente penalty west ham went up one zero. I think the ninetieth minute and then four minutes into extra-time of six full penalty ponente amphibian Shit all over man that is a. I don't know. I think you got to retire if you do if you miss a benico or get. A connecticut saved in that type of situation. I think you've got to. I think you're gonna hang them up. I mean that's a career for ferry job but yeah f- for for a team that is like just desperate for points to just. That's the temperature. Play that you're like what maybe this. Maybe this time up in the pro leasing workout meeting. we'll do a better next time And last but not least running gonna talk about this. Brightman burnley was a disgusting display of soccer. That i didn't subject myself. Let's every even speaking begins thanks. I was honestly thrilled to see that. That was the final score. It was perfect. I didn't i didn't watch it all. You need to know about it. I did watch all you need to know about. It is in the final score there. That's gotta. I gotta give a shout out to my boy. Neil mouth pay. Who's been getting dropped. Because apparently his egos too high so you know his. He goes to high level that he's been getting job because fucking ego. Y'all need to stop that shit. Because he's the best of the best. I got you know him. And what's his name empty. who i think. Maybe you don't say don't say what's his name. Lamp days are lamp. These like we're a big fan of him on this podcast for sure for before we go up or we stop. We had a lampty mentioned. You said catania. Now you know i i did say many but you know we have mendy like i'm good now. I'm just gonna leave him alone we can. We can drop our weekly three. Like i'm just gonna drop drop is mind bow pay. I think yours is my for sure. It might be. That's tough. i don't want that you quickly around rest of europe so classical was was alive. Phone byron pulled it out three to no big surprise. There are raina nice assist. Give him shout baby. Jesus junior doing things always like to see that real madrid is in a funk like we've been talking about real madrid and barcelona being back and forth three penalties lewis worse Yeah real madrid. Lost four to one to valencia. Include air boy Unisom who's who's now use mussa. Who is with the national team. We'll talk that talk about that. A little bit yeah. Real madrid carlos allaire wish carlos layer had a had day from the field allow. Larry nance junior going three for four from the penalty spot. Call out there earn less. You're saying that he never takes shots. No i'm saying that larry. If he goes to the line as a seventy five percent shoot over. I'll take that shot. I appreciate from the penalty spot. It gets real madrid is lies like hysterical. That's awesome it's one of those stats that like you'll get you'll be like. Did anybody ever go three four in the game against fucking around madrid. They look bad that it's like barcelona trader like handing like the the shit stick back and forth. Who's going to be worse right now. I came up with like a five two win. So they're they're off the off the schneider at the moment And then likely. Only i was gonna say the only t like between barcelona-madrid like and even in the only one of the so-called top teams that look. That is doing what they're supposed to be doing. Right now is byron. Yeah like. Nobody's doing what they're supposed to liverpool. Obviously you know. They're they're good but they're not talk. Roy rallied rid not good. But they're not top or celona. Same thing like nobody's doing what they're supposed to accept. You know the german juggernauts are we gonna bring mikey's beloved league into this 'cause psg is actually doing after a little bit of a slow start. They've picked it up in their bathtub. That one you don't even have to pay attention to okay. Lastly will rhode quickly through syria as we were talking about how. It was going to be a big weekend. The big games didn't really live up to its Ended one one. In atlanta inter ended one one sel will his pointing there But what are you gonna deal with sitting liverpool sort of the same sort of built it up and didn't quite live up to it But whatever we'll move on power rankings watch in. us men's national team still go so let's go power rankings. I think we're gonna have some very different. I suspect some very different views on this power. Rankings do have a volunteer victim to go first here. Yes i will do it. Power rankings. top four yup. In order i still think liverpool is the best team in premier league. I think chelsea is the second best team. In the premier league tottenham. His third. And then i believe i had the fourth. Why are they. Just blank on the clear fourth leicester city leicester there you go. I was hoping if you went someone other unless israel is going to be shocked. No totally blanked on that interesting. And i'm not even kidding villas v. i mean you might not be wrong. After what you just witnessed. I don't blame you for saying that. They don't have city. I don't have city up there. I disagree on some of that. I don't have time to move there. I have an city number. One i still. I think that they're the best team like based on what they did pool You can't really say it's home field advantage because nobody's there Liverpool is obviously missing a bunch of guys but they're gonna be missing guys for the foreseeable future so i'm keeping city at one. I will put liverpool at two. I do think that game of demonstrated that they was to our poll. We thought they were in terms of their slightly ahead of everybody else. Even in the strange you know. Twenty twenty corona verse universe number three ago in leicester number four chelsea sitting lester chelsea. I hate your list with a burning passion with a burning passion. How how you believe. That city is one. It's not five like five right. Not like they're they're they're trash rates. If you will listen if you have liverpool in there how can you not have city in there. When city was the better team at eddie hayes was at the eddie hod. Get out of here with the whole field advantage. Twenty twenty paul city. Every time they played under the home team wins and tell right now. This is different world. We're living in a different universe at the moment class in a in a world. Where city isn't a top five team. That's currently the world we're living boy world. We're talking we. Are we going to have to do another twitter poll. You guys don't want me to do a twitter poll. Do because i feel you guys. That didn't go you last time. How 'bout that whole still going up. You're you're you're being reactionary sam as a level head week after week far up and down. We'll say that you are being a little too dramatic. We're like getting really here at one on. Yeah what the. Fuck sam if you wanted to put them at three or four. I'll hear you like. I'll listen to you and one okay. All right your turn down your turn you can dump online because you have given your yet. Now now you can. Dump on liverpool. Chelsea leicester and believe tottenham before fourth. I'll put leicester talk okay. This is once again right. Not even subjective anymore big pissing match. But oh my god you keep talking about that whole stop this guy your little your little cronies just like sam. We're like we're like a fifth of the way through the year in your claiming victory on that poll. I'm just saying. I wanna know. I'm at the top of our all. I will say like last time. Somebody claimed premature victory on poultry. Didn't go well. I'm only arthur arsenal or only six points off the top of the table. We'll say to put a little bit of poop on your list. Here larry so liverpool you got number one city just basically outplayed them for ninety minutes. Oh my gosh anybody. On the list. I i get from it. Got one victory as well. Oh my oh. We are talking about manchester city liverpool. There is no such thing as a moral victory. I agree. I was trying to understand where you're coming from. Because the only thing in your trophy cabinet moral victories where we're from bullshit. We have more than you even understand. You don't where where we're malaria. Coming from is the trophies perspective. As at what. Just me. I guess and i would say that the one thing that cities lacking this year is the ability to win games. Well then we'll say they don't have guero so yes. I can understand how you feel as soccer. All they want they can be like brazil and go out in the quarterfinals and claim they were the best team at the world cup. Should they could do that. I get. I get the the narrative. The city is like terrible this year. I get. I'd like i want to jump on that bandwagon. I'm just not. They're not based on that performance. I just saw. that's okay. let let okay. So if you wanna bring that up look. They drew with west ham. Leicester beat him. Five to two right like i don't know they only beat sheffield by one lady was one zero like. I don't know where you're getting this this assumption from that they're that they're number one. They be arsenal by one villa. Put three of imagine only beating arsenal by one right. That's embarrassing true. But listen they just outplayed. Somebody keep seeing this judge liverpool. If you played against city tomorrow you would. You would be if i offered you a drug and city want it as time. Don't yeah i would. I would take a draw. Yeah i would take it. Wow wow i think you should. I mean i don't i don't agree with you but that's fine. Whatever it's early earlier in the year prior going off rid next to here. that's awesome. This is this is how he's filibustering on his shitty top four. They're going to have to look just all right since. This is all subjective. And we're never gonna get anywhere and we all know you're wrong. Let's do watch ability right. Just one second. Let me wait for the no. I'm gonna give my watch abilities right through your printer. No wait for the watch okay. I think it's done okay. Let's move on to watch now that we agree. That city's probably number one in the power purring. Scarily you go you go first. Mikey fucking villa. i want to watch aston villa play next week and the week after until i figure out why they're magical martha's is fucking like. I don't know i'm excited by that. My leg watching them play for watch abilities like how interesting you are in ece villas super interesting to me right now and then Boring league now. You know you know number two is it's probably arsenal right. Oh no no i. I mean i think it's chelsea gotta be it's gotta be and the thing is like twenty goals you just. It's like the league past team and you never know what the fuck is going to happen. The back sometimes you guys have kind of our own. Sometimes you guys have louise again. So i have no idea what's going back there. So yeah those are the two. I think chelsea s. ability to what they wanna watch outside of that i'd probably say everton because they have like blow up potential either way every week so yeah. Those them lasts is probably arsenal with our x g. Funders under one every week. You want to go next. larry. Sure i'll go Yeah a villa chelsea Those those two are pretty much. That's pretty much. The big the lives amazing things the best team in the world you know that we were added economic. I would say i would say villa chelsea. And then for some reason i really enjoy. We still enjoy leaves. Yeah interesting yeah interesting. Like i want to like fucking sitting room and have coffee with me every day for the next twenty years every single pay would be amazing Lester lester is a good show but also j. vardi you've seen it so it's kind of one of those things. I'm gonna go agree. Like i disagree with you mike. You say this is boring league. Because i actually. There's a ton of teams more than usual than are well worth watching. So i'm gonna include villa again. Include villa there. You don't know what you're going to get from week to week. Leads the same sort of way. And then i'm going to throw so i know that chelsea of shout southampton have a shout. Louder shelter Arsenal tottenham have no shouts moment. I'm gonna throw manchester united in there because Mostly because i just wanna get a shoutout to ole gunnar. Who is who is a top-class manager who has a very good game plan coming into every game at the wheel better person and they need to lock him in for a long term contract immediately. If edward has a single functional brain cell in his head he will give us a long term contract tomorrow because he is a great manager and he should be the manager of manchester united for years to come That is not my opinion. That is just a fact. And that's what. I'm going to keep a manchester united in their top three and it has nothing i would have you know to do. With the fact that put chino in the rumours to him in manchester united seemed to be heating up in ways that it make me out. Never fucking forgive you very uncomfortable if he ends up. Inches ruined my life. So i'll never. I'll never fuck you talk to you again. I've been miserable. We'll be very unhappy with myself as well. You'll be doing this thing by yourself. Abuse worst that would be the worst i. I can't even explain how unhappy i would be if he ends up interesting united so they need the lockdown or entities down needs to get fired yesterday and he goes coaches real madrid at again. Either i don't either but at least it's not the permanently so i guess i can deal with that So there we go. That is a Yeah we don't have a weekend preview to come because we are officially in the international break at this point although while international breaks do suck. This one is at least a little bit better because we have some. Us games actually some some us games to watch. This is very new. Feeling not only that but the roster as we talked about very briefly last weekend or last week is pretty fucking awesome. We got average age of twenty one years. I think three hundred days where i'm just gonna round off to twenty one years Ten of the kit ten miles. We'll say kids fuck their twenty one average age. Ten of these guys are playing champions league at the moment ten in this roster unreal A lot of people have commented on the fact that there were zero. Mls as if this is like a big breakthrough. I've said it before. i'll say it again. That's that's not true like there were no mls because the games are in europe we have a pandemic going on. Nmls is about to start playoffs. So you know left to his own devices berhalter would have had more mls players and in fact he called in an mos player. Because josh sergeant Verner bremen decided to be a little caesars and did not release him for my club. Releasing players for international break mean. I get it. There's still still gonna call him excuses. Because i want to see him play for us So sergeant is out. He was on the roster. He's out he's being replaced by sebastian legit from the galaxy so there isn't mls player after office. There is an analyst player on the roster and I i don't think people should get that hung up on that because there's you know a ton of talent In europe there's there's talented in the us. I don't i don't subscribe to the people who like Dumping on mls. There's guys that should be on the if we're going to go to the world cup like tomorrow. There's guys from them list. That should be on the roster aaronson probably morris turner these guys. There's guys it should be on the on the list but let's look ahead to wales so My here whales. I just think i'm at wales madrid. Wales wells golf madrid extreme. Think the team wales golf madrid seinfeld your steinfeld with the gulf oil. That ends up in the now. It sucks how much garrett bell rocks now you really does. We know reno deeply in ways. It'll be i mean it's a test i. I think that we're probably going to get good results. This because we're the other ones that probably give a shit for sure. The thing that people probably don't realize wales is playing three games in this international break to hitch actually count the third being. Us so like yeah so of them playing like a top notch squad or keeping guys in for the whole game are pretty much nil But it's still a good team. I mean they're still as a solid competition in the be. I'm just more excited about what's what's going on with the us in the end these guys they're going to have out there I think we sort of went through eleven's a mile eleven anyway last week but now sergeant is in their out. Modify say that. Sebastian soto should should start up top probably An- pulisic probably isn't gonna play so you add the add like I don't know maybe la desma timothy way. There's just all day lafuente those guys in the squad that like. I haven't seen much of it. I can't believe in like comment on like this kid from from internacional in brazil. I mean unless you're a big brazilian league fan more power to you. Like i don't know how you would know too much about this guy But it's just. I mean it's exciting. I'm excited to watch these guys Y- anything else. We have anything to add for mean panama panama. Like why we're going to vienna austria play. Panama don't know it's a little strange other than the fact that our players are all over there but yeah i think It's all performance. I feel like we've seen this before coming into especially friendly's like this is all about performance we lose three zero and we look good a mom that i'm all about that versus like you know boring. Zero zero draw where nobody nobody does anything. So i guess that's just sorta at yeah. I might take some time fucking away after this no result take a breath watch a couple couple of games here and there but this is a nice one to get. This is a nice time to have break. Two weeks of stewing over that result really pumped about that. I'm excited agency wheels regardless of regardless of if they play a lesser team. They're not top eleven like we're still going to have some pretty good players out there. You know what i mean like. We're getting see. Like harry wilson or david brooks like. We're gonna get to see some of those guys so they got a ton of primarily. That'll be. That'll be a good test for us like a. I'm actually excited. I'm cautiously optimistic. That one's gonna be fun. Depend on the game is going to be panama. Not too interested in panama. So why even try to play play panama. If you're not going to be at altitude because it's not going to be anything like when you play panama. I think they were scrounged. Clear that they were scrounging. An opponent in panama is and don't forget people. During the copa america. Qualifiers always watch to see teams go to bolivia how bad they get blown out. My favorite annual tradition altitude will do that to you. They get fucking smoked argentina last four nil last year. It's like it's like mexico city on steroids. Yeah i mean. I love watching that so here. We go so so wales on thursday panama on monday. I'm really excited to see who put out there. I hope i keep saying this next few really bad about it. But i really hope. We don't guys like tim ream like do we need to see him. I i understand why he's there for experience. I know he's a great guy You guys said he's a very underrated permanently clear and you're think he's ever seen he's one of our two senate extra still. I disagree with that. And i know for a fact. He's not going to be in twenty twenty to win the world cup around. So i would like to see more guys like brooks and richards. These types of guys. That's who i think should get more time alongside destined cannon. We don't have to go through the whole again. I said it last week. So yeah it's just a really cool a roster really excited to see these guys. Hopefully the young kids who most most of the roster is young kids hopefully. They're the ones that get the time. And i guess that's it other than a shout out to the philadelphia union for lacking in the the gone again back again supporter shield. You're welcome as revolution fan. Welcome for for the. We lead net one to the i didn't see the game was the all turner Same as villa. I'm just kidding to the season. Kinda shouldn't give action dove on him In dorato. They've been living in connecticut for fucking months trying to get the season done almost once whereas healed so getting a little shoutout there and there we go. There is the episode. we'll be back after the. Us games hopefully after two dubs and Thanks everybody for listening. Thanks always to my he. Larry hope you guys enjoy the the Weekend thanks all did sawyer.

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Ronaldo Robbed Of Game-Winner

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Ronaldo Robbed Of Game-Winner

"Welcome solicitation spnfz. I'm dan by stevie nikola in the studio we also welcome to the show. Craig burley is with us. As a i'll get off. Woke up qualifies dominating over the last twenty four hours. We'll kick things off by focusing on serbia's two two draw against portugal political tuna at halftime. So getting back to two two but the big talking point cray was late f- from cristiano renaldo and doubts whether or not a date cross the line. It wasn't given echo furious. Serbia had just ten men with half sent off but really it was neither here nor there. A minute left. And the extra time as you said long diagonal ball. Over the top of the defendant. The at the angle was not keeper. Really pulled decision to komo judger and rinaldo from manado really. Not a language said took it for time. Lick good ball was traveling over the line. In one of the seven defenders. Go back to hook it. No at dead on the face of a look over up just in a couple of sales on twitter and when is twitter ever wrong just in unless the angles are wrong from the pictures at the whole ball was probably over and of course. You've got goal. Line technology el al ticket to melanie as the ball. Hovering over the light will not be given for deadlock just managed to meander over but cost. Don't have this technology and we're talking about world cup. Qualifiers here in the technology has been around for a good couple of years. Now at least until now have an qualifiers all beat when you argument. Well the cut off gibraltar. Walk marina or wherever. I sorry that just doesn't cut it because it's too important. It's too important to go to your world cup nor dot being said. Portugal had the game down in the hans. I mean really really talk insight with fernandez behind renaldo with bernardo selva on the right and diego georgia again on the laugh. Diego georgia who seems to have an amazing knock of gos- again to the penalty for one so small and still managed to find enough space a really attacking portuguese site that was controlling the game for long periods until the second half and then they just imploded serbia on the front and at the some more questions so i mean plunder santo scientists was making defensive substitution during the second half not until the end when he brought on joe felix some else will. They're looking to win the game. They were bringing on sundays. We'll bring it on box. And so the tide really tom. The next game and it was a big surprise because portugal really high. Sierra wilder wanted them but couldn't see this game out. Yeah let's go back to that decision for faith and not to have. Are these games today. A great example of why. It's embarrassing isn't it. And not only a embarrassing is just think what. Politics is all on this week or last week. The world the numbers of fiefdom you saw. How the vegas of a in santino. Maybe can take some of them san marino. She brought throughout at least goal line technology. And i think that maybe too much with all the cameras all around the world. The goal line technology i can do with my ice own on. I can understand. Cristiano ronaldo is furious about that because because that bowl was definitely over the line. I think for me for saying this is the best and the biggest tournament of the world. Well please at least goal line technology. That is so two thousand. Fourteen isn't it. It is the way is that vol's there in short. You can just use it pretty much all the games if you call us some understand that because of technical reasons but it's like you don't have the same standard of refereeing throughout the whole tournament. Some bad if you can use them. Why don't you use it down this late. Kevin neal the trying to make is. This is the greatest tournament on the planet. But guess what. If we can cut some corneau's that'd be saved some money then that will go towards another check for the boys. I mean i saw that as a boat. The excuse that well we need to. We need to make this equal for every body of gibraltar. Don't have than what would qualify. Then nobody will have it. I mean it's just call us at the very. That's all the as saving money and wasn't ended. The day could cost you a in the world. that's nice an opponent ended the it the chances of psalm. Hot and then. A game at gibraltar marina salerno of saw island. Losing home 'til oxen but islander atrocious less before franken so the chances of anything being close to scandalous these games as end the main pretty slim because these teams are getting over. So you really should be having a when you're sitting at the table to go to the elite competition and the sport that we cover which every player wants to play out been said though not been said go up until that point really says as rinaldo was extremely poor and next game he had that chance at the end and i think that could frustration as well the other side of the coin for portugal as as these big games and it was a tight game in the end. It didn't like it was going to be but it turned out to be a some these going up to this guy with free kicks. I mean seriously because he had a really Opportunity in the first half from twenty zero and portugal arguably have one of the best free kick takers currently and bruno fernandez right. Okay might be a little bit of form and generally mandated. But we know from set-piece. He's been he's been giving a master class in the last twelve months but advertisements will take a free kick. We know the story is the wall. Gentlemen that goes over and yet once again we saw the guy who's the captain sane nobile gets involved and i think for portugal's perspective and rinaldo himself have to be better than this because they are going be games where it's going to be tight like this one and it might come down to your setpiece free-kick on the panel Wherever and there's no doubt that nobody not portuguese team has the stomach to safety. Have lesson of all your great fos. As at the moment three catches not the best of them and we have some that can take bail set and maybe they do that and how does not might have been a different outcome but craig not only set pieces. There wasn't really much ran out to renowned fans excited about today now and it's pretty much everybody gets off. You know bernardo silva diego georgia. You know we're never gonna change. Has been made joe feelings. Come on it was never gonna be renowned on and maybe that's just phenomenal. Scientist doesn't wanna upset the apple cart. Upset is leader. Little bit worried about the reaction what the press might say what he might say. But ultimately when is. On the periphery of a game and world cup qualifier than a manager. You might have to make a decision but the decision and today's game was that rinaldo remained on the field even though he never looked likely dot one at the end which was like at the desk hot. There was one chance that came as way in the second half from a great cross. Pretty half a yelled of say. The flag went up but yeah he was on. The periphery the first half was been directed by georgia's ron by bernardo silva and really funded difficult to get to straighten. Get into the game. But we know he's going to play. I'm annoys unlikely to be taken off going on. Now i'm just thinking of the deployment that stephen may think is quite interesting because this is the tournament allies to brand themselves as biggest tournaments in the world. I mean i said that is champions league because the best players in the world are in champions league another not always the best players are at two world cup but think this also go down to politics because this is the kind of way to do it. You like two hundred and four nations or something. Every nation von vote and this compromise. Saying that you don't have to spend money on this. And i think that deb devaluate then the torn about in in cells and i think that that is that is that is no excuse for what we saw today because as craig said portugal could be one of the outside is coming into the world. Cup and serbia. Don't underestimate serbia. Some good players there and saw that also among the goal scorers today meets rich and cost issue was now having a great time. Enter translate craig. You mentioned island of course losing at home against luxembourg. Now let's coming on well the politics of a virus football for quite a few years. Now be pretty. You know. I i open to say the least was the changes are being going on. But the reintroduction of excuse me mick. Mccarthy's within i think was had the job for a year. Then stephen kenny was going to get. We know that don't have great. Players have been touched to watch for for a long time and again. This is a new for them. You know losing at home to let alone and well organized and took goal whale but then an atrocious site. Stephen kenny is under immense pressure. I mean he's hardly a manager with any great pedigree. He's been around for a while in the irish leagues. You had a spell in scotland that famine it didn't work out from there and he'll be getting absolutely hammered two straight losses at the start of this campaign for them. That's very difficult to come from but let's with performances up. You're not gonna grace a world cup a team clean light. Not let's be. Frank craig burley as always thank you very much reminder. Espn afc back on your screens tomorrow. More world cup qualifies disgusts owner. Read your home share. You and i bet it can be hard work. You know it's easy bundling policies with geico geico makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or renter's insurance along with your auto policy. It's a good thing too because you already have so much to do around your home. Go to geico dot com and see how much you could save. Its gyco easy visit. Geico dot com today. That's geico dot com in groupie czech republic. Belgium won the standout result. Both teams level of the top of the table on four points of john. Still with us as welcoming gavin. Joel's to the show as well jones belgium hanging out in the end. They expected it to be tough. Because this is really hard to play against czech team with slavia putting the european league. How difficult it is to manage against stand very physical very aggressive. They play with intensity. They've got some good littered players the team tonight the core the core of that. Tv's from slavia side. So they didn't know each other so well and he was really tough. They could have easily lost again bedroom. So i think better martinez will be very happy with the point. The fee world rankings scab. Tell us that. Belgium the number one team in the world. They didn't look like it for much of today. Look you take the world rankings with salt lake all right okay. All right. that's supposed to be one of the best teams in football. I like but i think the reality is. They haven't played played football. And none of these teams. Have i think the czech republic showed that they can certainly hang with belgium. And i think in a game like this away from home if you get a little bit a little bit physical. If you stay organized you can certainly go on and rattle a belgium's i felt forget is filled with a bunch of players who played a ton of minutes. Already this season as defensively. You're worried about belgium. I'm here if you look at the played today. i'll tell them the tong. Yes highly expedient in the of any peace even the best won't particularly quick and in the middle of them debonair who quite frankly. I don't believe should be playing in belgium site. The guy in the middle is supposed to be in charge of the lane. He's the one the organizers and when things go wrong in the stepper he has to do that. He doesn't do any of those things and he's actually not particularly great on the ball. So if you've got a bike lane certainly by three with no peace and the child is capable of doing that and is not particularly good with the ball. I would suggest a little of trouble when you come up against a real good shade agree. Yeah but still Just wants to go back. To dc franky there for mitee ninety seconds indices rankings. Please stay away from the ranking. This this this this was quite decent game. I think it was an intense game. I think the checks were were a good tutor. Maybe desert to win today. Wh what is a strike. I love to see. Is that the way lukaku when you can say whatever you want about him. His strengthened his weaknesses or whatever. He's holda place sensational. I think that i agree with stephen. Defense is not that good for belgium with a debroy now and lukarco. There is always a chance to get goals. And even today you know in in a game where they didn't create that much still that were potential kaku and deployed hitting the pose. As well to do it. I'm too great great players. Mike and understand lukaku is much wanted now coming up this summer cavity in the form of his life. Probably certainly so many things working for him and you know you can look at this. Look at the goals scored and be like well you know debrecen and put it on a plate for him By he's just showing that everything's coming together be differently think martinez is used has always been the right way. Don't just use them as a target man lumping balls to him and and you can find out how many more things you can do. Because he is one of the cleverest centre-forwards forwards there gentlemen. Thank you very much more from the guys by the way on. Extratime be as ways. Check that out over on our eugene champ. All the spanish newspapers very excited about earning harland the front page of sports going for holland war. Meanwhile mark in the madrids a face newspaper saying to stars one destiny imbaba an holland going to real madrid. That would be quite something as we discuss. Obviously yesterday's show now. Let's go over on the website talking about the fact that harlan the fate of one hundred and eighty million years. They weren't listening to anything below that right through here. Joe's gab and yan and with us young let's start with you and that hundred and eighteen million one hundred percent agree with that and there are two reasons. I don't think it would be one hundred and eighty first of all. There is a clause that everybody now more or less no his next summer On why should it and under an eighteen hours and then you out there the market but all the club's doing lusters on c. barcelona for example. They they make a result this year. Like a billion trillion euros minus and the first thing that president elect says. We're going to buy we're going to buy hold on. I mean this is the bad thing about these membership own clubs. Because i guy lewis la porta just comes in you get elected and then he would spend all the money in the world. It just leaves. So there's not only advantages but these membership kind of thing because he doesn't have to pay it you can just trump's gonna keep message gets all on on billion trillion in news. I mean that doesn't hold up. So i think that one hundred and eighty s too much. I think it's very likely that he won't be sold. I guess we're going to discuss that more later to go to that. Mark headline to stars one destiny. Mvp and harland. There's no way that is happening. Is it impossible. I this would cost between the wages that transfer fees the agent commissions everything that goes into transfer and getting them to the summer is half a billion euros run out. They don't have the money. They don't even have half of the money so unless they said the whole squads and plan to play every maybe three okay they keep cool and then the rest of the team in holland defending imagery in the just for them. It's impossible to buy them but this is even bad to write it. So newspapers jewish. She should be used to that. Gap from an economic perspective. Is that must be a suggestion. That harlan could just wait until next year when there are fans in obviously clubs have more money and everything is kind of passed over a little bit from the pandemic as opposed to jumping the gun. Now no question about it. I mean the only thing that could change is obviously if borussia dortmund don't qualify for the champions league and all of a sudden they find that they have a big hole but from a purely what is best for holland perspective and what what is best for me. Note i i all his His agent perspective. It's pretty simple. When we talk about transfers you have to shell out a big wad of money you have to pay for the transfer fee you have to pay for the players wages and you have to pay the agent commissions. All that money comes out of the same pot if he moves this summer. If it's not one hundred eighty million one hundred fifty million one hundred twenty million whatever. It is if he moves at this summer the fee will be substantially higher than it will be the summer after when it's going to be seventy five million. We know that the transfer clause will kick in. And it's gonna come down to that at that point. If you're paying seventy five million for the transfer feet you've got more money to spend on holland's wages and on me no diallo's commission so if you're erling haaland there's no reason for you to move now so much better for you to move a year from now where you can create an auction between potential bidders. You get the best possible deal for you for yourself. Both financially and from sporting perspective so unless something changes all of a sudden or as they said dortmund don't qualify for the champions league and they can't sell some other other assets and they're in trouble. I just don't see why Why could see why they wanna sell. But i just can't see why holland would wanna move. Yeah yeah just just to make note that rail lyson agent. But he's also that his dad who is also the agents and and that's why one of the reasons why you always have picked teams where he can develop and take the next step. I'm certainly I mean a lot of journals writing. This was seventy five million euro. But i've been told that flows is much higher so but i agree on on the things that why should they do it now and there is a main reason. That's coming up on saturday next saturday. After the international break dolphins playing science at home. That is a key game and he's also key game of ailing hauling hold on future because we all know we stay on. Get into the champions league when you have the middle name. I love champions. League called on the. That will be happening and i think that is what does should be afraid of now. Not be afraid of someone. Come in and buy him. Four hundred eighty million euro. Because that won't happen at this at this kind of transport times that we we asked yours. Who clearly has gone to the don hutchinson. School percentages to give us an idea about what he thinks earning harland. We'll be playing at the start of next season jewels. Explain this because you're not an idiot. So i just said to a p die if we were doing the one hundred percent for the close because i think he can he can play in in any of those clubs it would be like doing food two percent and then six other ten percent Which doesn't make any sense. So let me let me get to eighty percent chance for other reasons devoid have just said you might want to work with my carozza declared the there's there's no rush for him to move anywhere released the year no problem however if he decides to maybe because there's no champions league for maybe because it's so after the game against maybe because johnson show is gonna leave finding reasons. I think hot sixty percent chances of getting him because of the history between the family and much city. Because i want to work with pep guardiola because that's probably where he can win recruit group for example. There's many reasons for that right. Madrid fifty percent because if they get the money to pay for him to pay one hundred and eighty million for example these fifty fifty. He might choose to go there. Meteorite lot wants to place one of his players there. So there's a chance you know. I think i think this is very similar ideas. When he's fifty fifty to work with to. London is a good city as well. I don't believe in barcelona so much forty percent. Because i don't think they can get the money to united. He said no ready. What would you say yes no and then finally the only you want to go for him. Kim about believes which again so long show. so i don't see this one russia twenty percent for me. If fraud likely that he would stay in case he wants to leave. I think city will still be the favorite can afford them if they have that. Money is jill's overcomplicated list in the right order young. I think that was a good list. And i think that the best was with dorfman being disfavored to keep him. First of all day could keep them if they want to keep him because there is no reason. Why should they sell them. And that's you could say yeah because of money. But that if they get hundred or eight hundred ninety four for sancho maybe he's okay the moment dortmund selling out the whole they say goodbye to be a challenge or a serious top club and also team hold them to decide even if there are fifth or sixth to stay in the because they've always done that to see what's best for the player to miss out on a champion for one season could be okay if we're only twenty years of age but i think that was a good list. There was good arguments for for your listeners. Dimensions united with all laguna soldier. His full. makoto. I mean that would be a hard one to be optimize. The city of course democracy disable just say diplomacy was. We're going to mix the two. Which i think you kind of need is the director of football and there's been focusing on the who should follow freddie povich at frankfurt and yang. You away ahead of spying cy young. He's only won the one. So of course. I'm ahead of him but now if i wanted to go down if i wanted to go down that road avenue down that i was a manager of rome with my club in norway under norwegian national team to cease and buddies. But it's nice. It's nice to be not forgotten. Isn't it and times if he again. I voted for join us both to be honest with you because but just to see the volta you have to vote for someone. So that's what i did. I the big brother is what is i could never vote for myself down. Why do they put young picture of yan department gets. We didn't know what he looked like. A thank you very much guys opposed to with all the latest transfer news So the website click on transit. Democracy ain't action today against turkey teams of calls a winning the match but in the end this is one way traffic right from the start turkey. Winning by three goals to nil. Yeah in wisconsin. Only boys well. We can't defend. We are the worst offenders in the world album. Believable have a look set. Ps you put the toll as men of norway things and they scored on the set-piece well. We can't defend you haven't done that for years on the problem would ask now at. The moment is for every hall ongoing germany. Every game marston. Early gore for us know. We think that we've kind of make and other defenders stolas a soul bucknell national coach. Today he'd he made lot of changes three changes at the back four but we still looked all over the place. We couldn't find anything on a lot of respect for turkey as you said in your your show beat holland and the netherlands beats norway today today. Would we suggest men. And they're very very disappointed of that game. This is a home game. He played in malaga spain. But i don't think it would have helped us anyway because if you can't defend it. International hoople have no chance of winning games on annual level on also talking about martino to our club or national team captain. Twenty two years of age. He didn't turn up and allen and didn't turn up so there was a very sad game for us. We play now next. we can choose down montenegro. There's just give us a slight hope to get something out of this if this week or if not turkey run away with it and the netherlands. They will always pick their points even with deborrah national coach. The ducks picked up their first points of qualifying obviously disappointed defending against turkey. They want to now against the latvia. To maybe the third in the table when it's focused on the side now shall we milan. Van dongen joins us. It was at the game win against latvia. How much does that victory after everything. That's being said that poor performance against turkey. Some silent some of the critics a big relief because it was very bad loss wednesday against turkish as you mentioned Four two loss and actually a lot went wrong that match erm yeah. there was no diet dynamics. Pitch there was no. It wasn't cori- so everybody was complaining so it was a big relief that that the netherlands want today by was against lots of quite quite a boat. And so yeah. I didn't say a lot but yeah the level of play was was much higher than laws wednesday. You mentioned inevitably everyone complaining off a defeat against turkey who kind of felt the brunt of the criticism who was playing the most of course the the head coach and it's strange because he was a very big player for the netherlands. one of the most Yeah yet almost the most gaps in the dutch team and he was very popular as well as as a coach actually because he was quite successful at imax. But after three e. left the netherlands he went to enter atlanta crystal palace. And all all changed. Actually never a wasn't successful at any of those places so yeah it demonstrates reputation a bit and we thought it was getting better with with the dutch national team. Good tie against italy. A one win against poland's but then again whilst the old Y'all story with Couldn't get the level of play. The netherlands are attractive as as we always wanted. Because we are in despair of young We wanted attractive and we want results. We didn't get the result and it wasn't turkish so yeah it was bad on more ways So a bit damage repairs today but it doesn't say much against lafayette. In the day. We offer thursday. We choose we have. There will be probably oil. You mentioned things went went. I asked for divorce and then he laughed and it's just been disaster after disaster after disaster. Why do you think because he couldn't adapt his way of of managing of coaching. Which is obviously a way which worked quite well at. I xe for championships in six years and couldn't adapt to to the wave coaching. In either italy. Either england or united states and that was the criticism you heard of a former players of those clubs that that he he wanted to Implemented dutch way of playing of coaching. And that's that isn't always. The good thing to do is to adapt to the local. Yeah a local rules like that and He wasn't able to to to manage that good enough. And that's probably the biggest reason for the tree. Yeah adventuresome didn't really work out. And we thought when he is now when he's coaching again in the netherlands used to come through the way playing so that that could work out but till now it's not very bad but it's neither very good music thing. Of course the euro is just around the corner this summer. So what the expectations amongst the fans going into that tournament we are in the best school with mortimer sedonia in ukraine. Um so yeah. We should go through to tweeden next rounds but we don't have big expectations Yeah maybe quarterfinal semifinal would be would be best we are. We are in the big favorites. We have good defense with a montage lifts of course for different. If he's fit euros probably not but yeah we also stay from the at inter we have good midfield. Vinyl them frankie deal. But we don't have good at chequers are deckers memphis the by east from leone. And then yeah. We have a substitute via in an a player. Fine arts they were force in the dutch league so East today bear hush. Led was well. That's a huge via but that's that isn't world so that's our big problem. Today there were For the first time since corona since the coronavirus pandemic dimmer five thousand fence in the young cry for rain which was really nice. I was there as well such relief. There must be concerned on. Even though it's early on turkey looking great nice win against norway today looking very strong that once again we could be looking at a world cup without the dutch. No no again not again. It's it's january big concern yet because turkey rates for them to beat us. they'd be ignoring. And as you know. Only first team in group cosa directly to qatar quite were yes and we have not. They beat norway today. We have multi montenegro alumnia broth. Also gonna win. They're probably every match and then it comes down to to direct confrontation in amsterdam in september. Them we have to be turkey in that match. And we don't yeah we're big trouble. Great stuff man. Thank you as always for joining us. enjoy the rest of your evening. Thank you thank you. Also in qualifying. Russia maintain that one hundred percent start to their rights guitar. They manage to victory against slovenia. Meanwhile evacuated manage a two two draw at home against multiple two nil up at one stage in that game and the remaining match croatia. Cyprus one nil well. the games. Continue tomorrow francois. Standing against albanians jorgen spain-bulgaria against italy romania. Meanwhile we'll take on germany. Those games available across on espn platforms. That say they're not bringing us to the end Today show thank you very much to everyone who is being on. We'll be back tomorrow. Of course more world cup quantifies. V showed a stay tuned. Extra time is next the voice back to answer your tweets welcoming solicitation of extra time hanging. He's always feel tweets. Tv with me in the studio. We've also got with us yang corner gob as well as with us as is jewel's jewel's you're the one who seems to be a row today his gaps in his basement. Yeah obviously sonal traffic story because one of the windows open. I just realized now for the bloomberg. Someone should have told me heard okay. What would any of them do if they renounce position scoring the winning goal and having the referee allowing would you have thrown away the captain's armband stephen disrespectful to your country that this think he's just looking for something to throw not all saying nothing to do with what i was one symbolize. Just something's right. He was the first thing economies. Yeah when you affirmative and well. I think the serbian player next to him he will be suspended for four or five games. And i think that's always showed us. He's a very proud player for portugal. But he said you just for something you get your fury adult on the capture on it was nothing against his nation again. We talk about on the show. Just just breathe. Just a singly is just money is that why there is no goal line on a gene. Yeah pretty much. There are some countries. What jim smaller countries that they. They don't have the facilities there and to do it. I mean cost too much to implement and you'd obviously using just a couple of times a year and a global pandemic and fever took a major hit and people have other stuff that they want to go and spend money on. Is it time for now to stop taking free kicks and his teammates of a ghost. Yeah it's actually go to the stage no You look at the wall are facing on. They're all standing in each other going on abc ticket. Who's getting in the face. You know one of those gore. Where do we go with this conversation regarding renowed on portugal and free kicks and set-pieces bruno's undis- big daddy. Cristiano renaldo was played for. Norway would always get a free kicks. Phanom does not use all these goals for manchester nights and you come to the national team. I'm steve he said he's wanted for ages and he conned. He comes school anymore on freekick so imagine that up. Please have a free okay. Okay let's move on with the coach after step in saving point upset the apple cart. Because it's renaldo exactly well. Yes because at end of the day. He can't throw his toys from he's film. The state can and so yeah. Listen the minds house to know. Just hate that. His sound another big to the national coach. If folks went through the food and said i have to. I be the first one. I have to have the take. Who do. the freaky has no chance. It's all about deals it's sold little. Can you imagine a portuguese team. Without present mersal shoot free-kicks as long as it played. Wow mccaffrey anything. Depa signing spurs after vale leaves contract is only going to have a year left After this so presumably you can get them somewhat cheaper Event is like everybody else. Well he's not for sale. Okay fine but if you don't extend his contract you gonna have to sell them For the time being with him being injured. But it's not going to happen so i think it'd be a different sort of player. I think he would help because he is a creative player. If you can get him back on track to be the player he was really right up until last season when he played a big role in new buildings area. Do you think bench front. Three jotted if he keeps it up next season. Stephen yes i think i think lopes guy that the will yes. Show some loyalty to a player. That's been good volume for coal appropriate coach. She's an old good. She's like claw pez that that has a shelf. The decision obviously next season champions think mccain's ramat asia from three. I would i would probably put. I would probably play joel We've played sala would play money right. Depth virginians listen the as well as you know the players on the field figure as well so we all understand everybody else. No other best as a little a little bit of wiggle room right because i will eventually have clogged goes too long with somebody. The plays the plays will start figuring out an app that will be detrimental to the team on undeclared jewels. Considering the ridiculous de france it sends a half. Do you think to sean ship. Consider trying three at the back. Yeah that's a good point. That's a good point is already choice really convinced by As you know very old school in many respect the way he put she's game and stuck pigs very conservative and. I'm not sure that by three something that he's really keen on even tried and there was some good and some things but i tend to say i'd be tempted to some saw van and whoever whoever you want kingpin bay paul long. Lay whoever you want. I think that'd be pretty pretty pretty gobble. Napoli have so any of their styles this summit. Could they be a proper italian powerhouse. In the near future first and foremost have to sort out who their managers going to be next year. I think that is probably what i what is going to stop them. Above all from becoming a powerhouse. We need to get that in place i I think a lot's going to depend about depending on whether they finished four and go to the champions league next season. Be the guy all. We brings up money but that is a big part of it. They spent an enormous amount of money on. Obviously you want to keep him but they do have a big squad. I think that's going to dictate how they operate in the summer gills merging of the belgian league eredivisie which other countries do you think could benefit from this. Could we see for an example a baltic league don't thinks about idea than what things but you could shoot good. I think mckay has to happen as well but that but you could you could see. You could see certainly different part of europe and as mentioned before our show is well enough freak out they could have a you know a big league too so i think certainly the way forward. Yeah i liked you. Do you try that some years ago but that was after the domestic leagues. We had something called the royal league. Unger plane norway sweden and denmark and it was the four best teams and we played. It's like at the end of the season. The beginning of the next season in sports terms it was a big success but it was run by people who didn't have the vicious unforced i. It wasn't quite too bad here on their develop. The norwegian game. I think the also was sweden and denmark copenhagen at that time being the best team in scandinavia inspired austin. We run all that. At that time it was lillestrom so life this idea of from belgium netherlands. And i agree with jules that this could this could be a model that we can try somewhere else in even in europe. Hey we go. Everyone get ready gab. Can you explain the outcomes of the financial fair play meets on friday. What does this mean for big clubs. Splurging smaller clubs trying to stay afloat. They we go coming up all we can just read the column call. The the one thing to bear in mind though is the general direction of general direction of travel. Where certain clubs that are big on hannity said this is how did he says we don't want to look at profit and loss we're looking at the past. We want to look at the future. I think what they want is plans where they come in their projections three year five year projections and they were allowed to spend more. I think the ideas right now that you know we're we're in a recession football wise. They're gonna lose according to a between and eight billion euros over two years you don't want to discourage investment by By being too conservative equally at the same time you don't want to go back to what the pass was because that's when everybody was losing money in the game was fitting out of control final questions for you. Why do you speak with an american accent. Can you do an italian accent. Prove that you really are italia. Really funny so the very first time i went so that we speak with an american accent is that i went to international schools in american schools and then went to school. The very first thing on on radio here in here in england. They made a big point about. They said oh sorry we fought you words italian Can you speak with an accent. So i didn't then. Wow i sounded we. Debbie's here in england for this guy. Because i actually find an offensive you'll know yawn and stevie definitely because here in england this awful pasta saucers called meal and they have these ridiculous characters in the ads. Do all speak with these stupid stereotypically. Italian accidents i know. Can i say something. Can i say something you have. No no no we have the muffler show on. There is a chest in run. Sarah foreign toronto smart abreast motorists nervous. We have to live with after for. He's not he's not offending you. We draw we. We speak the same language. Nearly your brothers. We say smart brazil like you get on in this country in america when the have odd bits and the need is a scotsman. Yes the most thousands of scottish actors go get for the far right instead. They'll get someone who's trying to johnson attack killer get mel gibson. He does a great scott jackson. Green window see what the anti supposed to be thinking whiskey. Some guy to on the phone said off as normal spaghetti luxembourg birds birth. Would you would you like to complain about french. Rare typing joel's in the media for me to an american trying to french in stevie by the way he does that every time he greets gills. Stop we thank you very much. Espn fc returns to your screens tomorrow. Veasley a lot more world cup qualifying to discuss this is ginger. Zee and if you love the oscars or if you're just curious about all the hype. Well then you're gonna love this inside the oscars the podcast or countdown to hollywood's biggest night and the winner is talking with oscar nominees. 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Gab and Juls: Liverpool's Title To Lose

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Gab and Juls: Liverpool's Title To Lose

"The baby who's who's WHO's pomp the Gavin Jewish show we have livable city. We have classic are two matches that are so big. We're GONNA talk about them. They have a whole load of quick oil. We have we have mark Ogden joining us from inside a train and we have the legend. Our favorite Norwegian John. Can you think of more than Yang Yang onshore trump. You can't take the tomb bird because I know the the same thing but she's not actually more region No no no. He's Danish yes at the guy. I used to love him when I was a kid fourteen. It's kind of the weirdoes. Watches my aunt. Let me try those cross country skiing. They're carrying a gun and shooting thing. Love it love his big influence. You know we had one of the greatest. Evan what are the grief biathletes ever. What was his name for cats for the head of for conduct biathlete Weirdo like goes through the countryside? Rabbit Sir certainly not by athlon. Let's get into all right. Let's get rolling Rhino a hand them. One of our writers call list these super bowl of soccer for the benefit of our us-based people Wouldn't quite go. That far. Might need to send the classical folks around his house but we're joined by Mark Ogden Liverpool Manchester City obviously key turning point for the potential for the primary augie. Let's get this out of the way. Hey I the penalty decision early on from which the penalty is not given liberal up the pitch and eventually score on on a very low percentage shot from being a bit went to screamer Did Michael Forget right. I don't think I ah. I think he was wrong. But I think the problem with this is Red Seventy opinions in the paper this morning today last night on various sports demos whereby a former ex players on different views. So life in about is that it was a humble but obviously the Bernardo Silva incident price. Unusually fortunate will piano out. About kind of awkwardly made Outta Silva's humble wasn't none of so the silver Hummel's Hummel by ourselves. Yeah let's let's put some ordering. I'm still flabbergasted. By how many people actually ex-pros footballers people the media. who still seem to be really really confused about this? So once you decide that Bernardo Silva's handball is accidental. And you kind of have to describe it as is accidental because the ball ricochets in a split. Second ofo Auburn's foot right so it's accident little then you'd only becomes a whole thing about you can't score goal with your hand and Blah Blah Blah. That's only relevant if somebody scores from it nobody scored from it right so that goes out the window being uh-huh sorry we have at the other end. So that's that's out the window. Then the only thing you have to judge is trying Alexander Arnold's position when when the ball strikes him the things you can take into account to to decide this is number one is is is is his arm in a in a natural position Shen for what he's doing No no I think we all we is not But then you can consider mitigating factors such as how far away was he when when the ball was struck towards him because he was very close eight and a half yard so he's not very close Was it like okay. Stop it in front of the COP at that. Such a such a shop trolling Liverpool fans come on The other thing you might want to consider is was it unexpected and here you might have. You might have a case that it was unexpected or if it was hit very hard hard at him Just you an unexpected deflection putting it Against your arm but no none of these things apply and I think somebody said it best jewels when they said this is a this is another case. Where there's a clear change the I fab laws? The people making the I fab laws half of them are Brits but then these people live on an island and like you know what. Let's keep calling it the way we've always called it because it's just common sense and insensible and never mind the fact that the rest of the world does it differently on no and I. I don't want we keep. I don't want to talk about all the time and to keep talking about it for you know when he has such a big impact on the game because like like Andre Roberson said after the game in those kind of much is especially between students. I is so important and I think especially lead early and I think that that messed the whole gamut and I'm not taking anything away from Liverpool winning and all of that and we will go deeper into into the game later the. I'm sorry. This is too huge not to not to the to talk about this is it is to to baton too big. I think I think to me that the topic yesterday was it. Came less than twenty four hours after what happened at Sheffield United States offside goal which was disallowed. Ah Incident you know always like went to the degree to assess stop dot Dulwich build up. So it's a credibility thing he he co baucom besides just focus on one incident and not the other. It's going to be closed. Game Changing title changing game by DOPP. Lather hi there was a humble incident. She'll do stop that's it. I want to go get them but they did. They did give it a proper. I get it because I think the thing that people who are the gang cog up you. But I'm still there's just no communications from what he's doing there was. There was no sensitive would you. There's nothing it was just the game coward on WHO's come. I mean there's no Sanford huge. There was nothing it was and then the same with a silencer that we should a popular view. Kind of the upside was the luck of communication sound stadium but needs to obviously I but I'm for communication and whatever right but y'all need to get a grip first of all. I appreciate the people inside the stadium. I really do but anybody. WHO's watching on television? That represents ninety nine percent of the people know that it was being reviewed anybody within the stadium who saw the ball strike his arm. Arm will know that it was being reviewed anybody who suffer being your score. Well know that it's being reviewed because he incidents that get reviewed so this whole confusion saying oh those contempt for the fans in the stadium which I keep hearing from so many people. I don't get it. You know the the fight unfilled the big screen yet. Nobody listening got kind of points wasn't but when gophers in the system trying to run the press box they looked to the press call. WHO's to say even that we know situation as a locket could understanding among sport games in three years now it's been three years if if you still don't know that everybody gets reviewed? I can't help you I really really can thank you so much better everywhere else. They were great world. Cup was great and the trump saying people join on referees helped by making a Mickey Clinton two months in primarily like you said earlier but I still think we have this ridiculous little view win grits. He's always on the way it doesn't look it should be Hourigan. PJ instill a review of the pictures. I think that's a great piece in fact I'm writing a column on this very the subject is going to be out in mid week show. I'm sure y'all look forward to that. You're right about the getting to fund. The funniest thing is y'all make the rules for everybody else because y'all dominate the dominant I fab but then you do things differently. It's pretty hilarious. I let's let's talk about the game but before we do jewels you spotted something. That could've could've obviated. This whole thing could have rendered it all totally irrelevant the thing that I know me the most On that penalty incident not that it was not that. Let's go on his clearance straight to fabio is a disgrace and the way way city. Let you know that Trajan talk from you know knowing me the most is da when the ball hit the hands of Donald Central Aguero is right there. The bowl actually goes into a feet and he's sort of keeping playing. I grew a piece of the handbook. Just ignores the ball completely to stop himself from playing stopping said from the game and just you seem like the handballed signed to the REF returns to the Rafi doesn't even know where the borders when sterling is literally four yarder West. quit it from him. If you pass the ball to sterling sterling zone. You could've added. I search shoot could have probably scored would have maybe and for me. The fact grow Claire Until the whistle and are not a new people. That's what you take kids. Yes always football football. Two Kids always planning to Louisville and I know this professional rarely do because they always appealed to everything but I'm sorry for Guero keeps playing instead of appealing for the penalty that I never got things would committed. This is the mindset. People have to get into and not include Jude Jude where The game has changed. Exactly unbelievable you know. It is being reviewed that that that play was reviewed by Vr. Who spoke to Oliver Oliver Very And and obviously all trusted Oliver's decision and we can debate that and think the three of us think it was wrong but appealing isn't going to do anything at all in that situation playing to the whistle having open teammate. Use score it's one nil familiar doesn't score and all of a sudden we're talking about potentially A different game name. I I thought I mean there were stretches. I think in those first twenty five thirty minutes when I did that liberal. We're just GONNA turn red in the face and burst. They were playing with with so much intensity City too. I thought it was. It was really really a tremendous game with waxed lyrical about the to fullback switching play But is there something city could have done differently at that point and again. Let's give city there. Mitigating factors no Lepore. You Know Anderson Da Silva on the bench. I'm not sure I don't know how fate Rodri- actually was but is there something that they could have done differently at that point or is it just the peppers may be real downside to fifteen minutes. You did well to create chances later. Yeah they're not to go in the zone on the plane. Antibiotics or the the the blowing seem to solve about fifty could've just played the game in the occasion. Decide by slowing down because trump's to play all try to pay the pay. Everything was rushed and cities. You Control pedestrian just did not conceal a play experience jumped up. I could've got back in again. Yeah because the web hosts we just you know I. I kind of tango exceptions PEPs claiming that he was so proud to be played in this month on the best of all these aid. Abbasiya anything. I don't think he wasn't catching that. Control of the ball. KENNINGTON possession. Just yesterday. He just played too quickly. Take time all right. So let's talk about Pat Jewels at the final solve. I mean I think he showed showed how graceful he was by going and thanking the match officials for the professional with enough energy. Yeah yeah then who do listen. I disagree to be with okay because I thought that the that the bid the press the lever press at time really what is in the first half and he created a lot of chances joint. Isn't that point. Is it because I come through. Was this out to me. You can't press that intensity for that long. You certainly can't do it all season long. At some point the other team will beat your press. Yeah and we could have had a very very very different game and is this. Maybe what PEP is talking about. When he says that they played well they asked if if they score then maybe it's holy two totally different game throwing the state you could understand? Yeah definitely I mean. He's and he's right. You know the first two shots from Minneapolis to goes I mean obviously when that clinical it is hard to play against especially when you're not clinical on the other on the other side so because of its phase on the bench so he pushes giving the donahue plead emerged who play the mercy parole decision because of its involvement as a second striker. I don't think that's who's the Broncos I think he was far too high on a pitch influence Y- the embassy can run less with the board because he starts from higher up undefinitive when he's deeper thing that worked high on earth. The second girl from Liverpool comes from the diagonal goes from China Alexander Lionore Robertson surely surely when pet proposed again with Mika Latin. Norway's shoot stuff like all of us when we voice support you know that one of the play of Liverpool is us which is that is the does diagnose especially from right to left back how come Robertson has so much much free space around him what is Bernardo Silva doing. Why is no one saying to ban either Silva and on the other two sterling? Just be careful because they're gonNA switch to play is his yup. Come on I. I'm with you. That and one of the things about Bernardo Silva is phenomenal footballer but Athletically Clearly Bernardo Silva vs Robertson. It's it's just a mismatch. Yeah so that don't fit to hide end for the first twenty minutes make sure instead with Robertson as much as possible even if that means that when we have the board you. Don't you know go to high because when we lose it obviously you'll have more more more space space to run into into photo Robertson. I don't know do something but that was far too. Easy for predictable. Does worry me the most and I think pep somehow MRIs MRIs tactics. So did I mean that happened a lot and I'm telling I've been so many games but pop this strange tops. The the the game over the weekend when they lost that part he was make some very strange and sitting on the occasion staining guessing not recco that you're right. The broncos competed misuse yesterday. Totally shoes on about you know. I mean the obvious by police. The PIN number back in town is yeah. You wonder if we could done things differently. Maybe even Jesus I don't know on the wing arguing to let you go because your people haven't figured out your Manchester Piccadilly Station and you're about to leave nine points give me a percentage chance that well first of all we agree Lester and Chelsea you're not GonNa win the title. Yes yes okay okay. The only team other than Liverpool who can win the title right as right now in exchange opinions change our Manchester City. Slim chance give me a percentage chance. Awesome city where the title I say. On this point I'd say fifteen percent based on one side may be injured. Yeah fifteen because the Liverpool to the real forms roughly about things cowardly hoppner. The Minute Palooza on Monday. Maybe another play can play a little game in eighteen to the promenade street. I've already got point not one at Chelsea you know with lose to the PINK JERSEY. We're going to let you go and now the then discuss us your prediction amongst yourselves now. J. C. You gotta be nice. You know what I fifteen percent i. I'm sort of on border that maybe tiny bit higher twenty one of the things that we talked about on the show last night and Steve Nichols ashort obviously short because he's thinking about Liverpool is. He made the point that they don't really have players if they get. Get injured are irreplaceable. I thought to myself actually. I disagree with that I think weirdly. I mean we we can maybe even an unranked rank them but if Robertson goes out I don't milner COMPLA- left back but he can't play left-back no way Robertson Obviously van Dyke Spin talked about left right and center. They cope with Alliston being out very well. SABINA goes out. I think that's a problem. The front three weirdly to some degree. One one of those three goes out. It's not great but maybe stick oxy Chamberlain up there can do. Some sort of job is sorry games. You Mark You. Know you're you're I know but So I think if anything you could almost argue that city you know. They're already missing. I I would I ask you. Actually CDs three most irreplaceable players. Who would you say I would say descent as we saw yesterday third goal would never never happen if he is in good and if I walk as no the ride bike by the stretch for I probably wouldn't have happened? Yeah LaPorte LaPorte whose house and then the third one we stand Ryan Sterling Disease. You know more than Guero and the Brennan season I think he's been key she for them. Although it was weird like Sterling's not fair there are Bo can do stuff that he does not as well and so actually I mean I mean. It's a weird thing to say that Matterson are the two most you replaceable. We met US at Fernandina So you factor those things in factor the fixture picture pileup coming when you know well you I. You factor in the fact that you know. Obviously the return is that is that the two had so you know if you soon they win it the question is can they make up six points the rest of the way and it sounds like a lot but it's also you know three more draws for Liverpool couple with city victories. Also I mean it's not think I still think we do have a tighter race on our hands. Do you think the he walked the clubs walk up coots because of because of why would mean to. You know to travel there to play those games to delay the the permanent fixture so they will have weeks with with too much then. Later in the season could have an impact on Liverpool's form on the fitness of some players on the fatigue. And all of how you think that because the dynamic the momentum is so good and so positive that they're gonNA go probably win the club's workup is where another trophy. And then everything will be fine. The momentum Tim's great but you know it's mid November six months you know you know. I think we've already seen that. They've had a bunch. The Games a season where they were a little bit fortunate to come away with with three points. Right there's a number of games this season the ripple easily have drawn for that reason and I still think I I'm not giving up on the. I still think we have one. Kyle rates Stat said jaws the other big game game this weekend at again as I mentioned somebody on ESPN actually described city and in Liverpool as these super bowl would I don't know maybe this Maybe their classic buying against Bush at Dortmund. Maybe that's a stunning. The the Rose Bowl or something But I- Biron coming coming out winning four nil who better to discuss with than Our favorite Norwegian Yon Agate Fjortoft Young thanks for joining us. Look I was little doubt in my mind they were going to be fine with flick and I was proven right because Dortmund are terrible simple. I I think To be honest I have a wonderful mother. My mom my mom would be Dortmund so so He's a good guy We know him bell highly spoken of The problem with Vibe UNIX. If you go into a process like getting a new coach you have to have a concept who you're going to pray and saw last time the only concept the only thing that puts in It to the wishlist was he has to speak German after Angelo Taylor was a maybe a good thing so now they said that Nicole March she will leave because he's inexperienced. We need a big profile so on hunter flake is maybe the only one in Germany who has less experience at Niko. Because you never know by day decide of the pood- of their at breakfast after their dinner obese someday somewhere in a south Germany. This experience thing okay. I flake was Yogi. LOVES LIVES ASSISTANT WITH THE NATIONAL team. Long-time yes now. Absolutely he's won more World Cups than Kovac or indeed the adventure and rang. Nick put together up and in the same way. That Yogi live remember was like the man behind the scenes when Clinton wasn't flick playing pretty important Porton role and maybe rather than a big personality with a lot of experience given that Biron is a sort of club where everybody has an opinion. And you have all these big personalities around you you. Maybe it's okay to have the flake. No well very good point. I mean if you buy a push the cub rela- plastic car but carries acheived. TV skiing in the mountains. We talked about before before on but absolutely Hansi Flick A. He's been there seen it summit but I think that if you have have a look at the big clubs in Europe and I think that if you look at time unique time Unicorn compete with the big ones on all the big teams they have characters characters big personalities out the coaches and I think maybe that is even more important and trump by a beauty because sometimes recruitment and in by an is based on who Colin through many and for all four of my favorite saying about ironically I I love but if he's to them to have that in controls and the problem is by is that it's a fantastic club great organized. They're all around the world. They tried to due to work with the with the big companies. They work with the problem is they. Don't come forward as a club that have a great todd how they're going to develop l. up there sports because they are winning in Germany but to take the next step now they need better. Recruitment was we've been bad. They need to be a beacon and improved academic word the academy. He's not that good at buying also need a coach that they will maybe spader for three three four years to have an own game but even had got the all off that was too intense for them. So it's it's a tough place to coach so you Kinda need right now. I'm the prestigious. I need you to tell me. Can you help me. Shed some light and enjoyable filthier chip in here over this incredible arson vangere fiasco commercials. Summarize it correct me if I'm wrong. After call vetch went initial true names at the route. There were were Ralph Rag. Nick from was a coordinator at the the different red bowl teams and our vangere weirdly ranked seem super interested with this bizarre situation with with vangere where he seemed to be a candidate and then all of a sudden by brief that he was not this prompted arson vendor to come out and he's in Doha right now. Because it's a lovely place to hang out. Who wouldn't want a holiday today on Monday? Just came back London on Monday and he comes out and he is an interview in French but was helpful. Voiceover voiceover where again. Correct me if I'm wrong going from memory here where he basically says that They ruminate had rung him presumably on Monday And then he rang. Rumania Bat but Romania was on his way to the coast games. So that would have been on Tuesday They spoke for four or five minutes and Vangere said to him. I'm in Doha. Let's talk when I get back because of course there's no phones Sir e mail or anything like that in Moscow. It was more or less meat when I come back the next thing. You Know Byron brief vendors no longer candidate and varies upset. Yes is that pretty much what happened. Joel's Yeah I mean we were still on. ESPN on Tuesday morning. I think on Wednesday morning saying that they were going to speak and they were going to meet because that was the infant that we go and turning. I don't think he's lying. I think maybe the issue another can can can help us on that comes from buying and I think they might have been a bit of confusion again between really harness and Collins for many about art van Gogh maybe would you. Who knows who by the way is it would be out of the picture completely on November fifteenth? So in only a few days now. But you know what I mean. He was always the president anymore more after all the club. I don't know badges thing. You didn't sorry he didn't reflect well on I'll send you didn't what I'm buying Munich on women eager either and it's something something that could have easily been avoided whether they wanted him on whether they were GonNa meet in could have easily been avoided. Well I think I degree of what you say. sent vainglorious milk lying Beggars all suspected football. But I think that is that is a park down Confucian on Collins said after the game. That's that means understanding. I will call it because I respect us. Advantage of very highly but the again the problem is with by. They always start to do the wrong direction. They don't stop to define what kind of coach they will have. What what's the Lang subcontract? Will they have someone now caretakers summer when they get their favorites. What would they do is they always stop in the wrong direction? Same routes right macron is a man of great dignity as he's about overgrazed philosophy if you love of the game when they get into that Blue Abaya was work like this The top of the League no Germany's as Scud Bach. And one of the guys. We have to give it a great honor to that. These talks about worked The head of sports sports director that he would be the obvious candidates. It goes to buy up. I said No. I can't do that on the point of only heard disappear well the day all it is a pair then we we will be at his funeral before you do want man. He's like the Bavarian Alps. He's he's been there forever just on the game where Porsche des Moines too naive. Maybe in the game where the two to. I don't know the thing that could could go then because they went on a good run. Were kind of a well. We know what happened because there was just blown apart. I mean I love. I love a key me. I think he's go ahead of him but he could not defending again mature now. I think that I mean it doesn't play well also ten minutes. They looked where well they went out. But I think sometimes you never know what kind of document team you will see the last three games. That'd be good but the game. The game goes into first off. They were like school kids and then they came out to play against the wall and they were Custovic and and that team from poverty. We we've seen that before where they're kind of battle In a way against the big teams he was a fantastic game in terms that are by impair wells but appointment that Disappointed thank you. That's awesome Putin. Couldn't handle them. They had Royce on. The bench has been on the bench but three allows games. It'd be injured. And and then deputy around Sanshui been injured in so I wanted to. Sometimes you feel that taught struggling to get all the individual players into team on in this game I think Thomas Miller had it was a good revenge for him. He was always always available out there and ski playing well. And and I even when when you say contender to be a challenge challenger for the title in Germany you can't produce one well except one for alka share. The you can't produce any shot on goal A team. who have no defenders left? That is about day work Yanji. We read anything I know I know it was just me who wants flick to stay around until the end of the season Just to give time win although we read anything into the fact that the last two games molar has started ahead of at affiliate Virginia Flick comes in and we see this in the past people bring back the old guard and maybe playing to the fans a little bit these there any. I mean he was your system before or is there any and when Muller was sitting out is there any messaging there. Is there any meaning to this. Yeah there is a message on has also said that that was the players against the coach and other clubs. That's that's group are not allowed to to say that because that has been a problem in buying they go to to the president and tell him that on they are going through a generational thing no byron which they are slowly doing better than we might may be criticize them for doing remember shrine stack. It went to Monday night. It was okay everything source. It's good to yourself. He was not good enough. May Be for the teams. We'll get him to Manchester United Cancer as United States is a Phil Phillip La. He retired Just suddenly guy away and then slowly Thomas Position was Their question but Thomas Miller is kind of the identification of buying them so to say and and I think that it's the easiest option to do harm. Slick constantly comes in that he will bring a molar acids suitable for we go back to our roots and so wasn't on and I think that was also good for how to take to see how good Miller played on Saturday so that we should only put that into conspiracy that Miller. He's just play because of this and that I love that idea that Thomas Miller is mia son me and made flesh and blood back late. I mean he started signing much. It's better than what happened Com. We've come on injured and ain't got engineer off the pitch layoff jaded Sancho man. I that's not really what five said after the game. You know if I've said I didn't see I didn't didn't likewise so from him and that's why him off after thirty six minutes and I think he was right maybe maybe he played one hundred percent. Maybe I think a lot players play when one hundred percent. Hi them any do better than that. I mean that was disgraceful. Christiana was to last two days before the game. He was struggling. I didn't play that. Well you can. You can take him off but he's been struggling injured But let's put it this way. Who would go for some? I think the is operatives time show I think we can all agree on phobia you go. I'm going to ask you about your old team Eintracht Frankfurt. They're up against Freiburg. This funding and one of them are humorous. Social Media Guys thought was when you put a little note here says Oh ask you about this. How how wacky foreigners? You know where I'm going with this it's late in the game Eintracht are chasing I think it was it was behind. The ball goes out of play. He runs to try to get it. The fiber coach Christian strike is is in his way. Maybe he says something to him. I don't know he basically goes in just body check strike who is twenty years older. But it's kind of like a stick figure just just body checks into the ground so I want to ask you. Do you have any particular insight into this and have you ever been tempted to do that. Order always let other players go and get the ball when you were chasing and it went out of bounds. I'm Yes yes that would be better tempe. Do I want to throw something into that debate because of course I am nothing new choice. Actually I find but remember some years ago with you. Can you push the referee. Yes I remember. uh-huh did you remember the wrestler dive time. Just have a look if you fine. I Will Palo de Conyers autobiography. Which came out twenty minutes ago? How old onus is lifted out? He wasn't blue corner. How looked at that yesterday? Of course I did that. It will take and they were all friends afterwards but look at how strike strike and I love strike always jumping. Knowledge can throw totally wasn't diet thing. I think you're right. It was. It was just funny less funny. Of course the fact that loss Yawn take time to be on hiatus actually enough Bundesliga. I Guess What More Quick Hits Russ research does. This is the favourite. Part of the gobbles tools. podcast so let's get underway arsenal fall to Leicester City city second in the table. By the way that's not surprising Jewels the numbers. There's really aren't pretty for our boy. Five Games without a win one victory in the last month and that was against Roy Moore. I gave them which they were terrible. Double and scored in at the very end. Yeah now as I've pointed before I can't explain them I don't understand him. He just seems odd to me so for the MTA. Not of time. I ask you what's going on and is it time for change. There won't be any change. So listless put this one to Ornstein says so no because was mice will sees me so voting again yesterday. It's a safety voted before and everybody at some point you know. If you're at some point there will be a change. Yeah in the summer. He's not thanos. Just mocks like fantasist down version of them so that would come to an end do you retain tenure the club but not not not now Although some people might find the hard to believe how to understand I know but that's a different story Robbie Lyle from Arsenault Fan. TV thinks that they should. It'd be changed now. Yes I think. A lot of people allow fans and understand the funds frustration funds anger and discontent all of that. I think he's not happy either. I think the prisoner happy the by ways you know he knows. I think he's still looking for the right. Formula is really struggling to find it. I mean I thought the tactics against Leicester and the sets up. The awesome setup was so wrong because when you play against Liverpool. What's the best thing by Lester? One of the best thing is full bag. So if you can't stop Pereira and concept Chigwell especially recall the payer then in trouble and asked them struggle to do that so appointed by that however wasn't the idea behind the back three that one of CENTREBACKS would stop off and on inside. You think but that's just kind of said you had like I said and by my own playing super wide for that the obviously not not used to defend on fullbacks which is fair. Because that's not you know what they usually do so it was a bit of a mess. Shame Lester were very good in the second half of say and and and good for them. I just needs to find the right formula pretty quickly whether that's always were the last two games on the bounce on the bench for pay you eighteen teeming. Seventy two million pounds Assigning so you need to find quickly. He has two weeks obviously with international break to solve gathers still and just do something positive. They've and that works. I'm GonNa check something which I read about Apparently gave an interview. Which I hadn't seen with too this Guy Mattie better now who's pet CORDOLA's wrote a great book about him his time at buying And and she talked about how he was almost envious envious of Pat because at Manchester City pep is the superstar player. Who is a superstar? Pep is the ultimate superstar implication. Be I don't know if you gave this after. He moved to arsenal or before. But implication being that. Obviously with name I a partial price and your man you know Mormon issue. I don't see myself do. Does he really believe this. Or is it just more of like when he opens his mouth lake. Random words and phrases PAP first of all PEP. Yep worked with the guy in India no messy not that long ago. Who is a bit of a superstar? He worked with superstars up on the pitch at Byron. And he's got superstar Manchester City. Now it may be that PEPs personality and image means he's even greater than they are but that's because he's won two champions titles and he's Pat but it doesn't work the other way around and it was even suggested to me that is this may be one of the reasons why he tends to be so down on all that he would rather not have have the superstar he would rather have the situation where everybody subordinate to him. Which I can understand to some point? But you've got to be really good if you're going to be superior to play. He's the problem maybe in fact pepperdine so it's not like all need is a bunch of no names and then I'll be superior to them. John Work that way and it doesn't work that way tour is it because he struggles maybe with players Nas not only only with ego but maybe players who for whom. The team doesn't come. I which I think that could be one of the issues with team oriented approach. The no is that one of the problems which was the same effect for name off shore by the time. We're like I'm going to. I'm here for everybody to go in this direction. Direction everybody to do. These teams very bland. I didn't work with Neymar. Is it the same with those. In the know you don't know if he struggles with those kind of personalities maybe is of personalities not does he clashed with those people. I don't know he's my management's. Certainly you know could do with an improvement I think and the for me. It's more like he trying to find the right team in the way of playing and then things will improve because things will improve. They've got four games now in the they should. They should win that they have to win. You know and things are gonNA improve. They call it. They can't keep the keep playing that level shortly and when when things improved moved confidence improved dynamic is the momentum is there and things would get better before the place city hormone what December the Fifteenth Event is hosted. Milan better really tough time again. Goblin Sunday night. It took a late Bala debar gold wonderful good as well to get the three points. What did they struggled Gab? And how upset was we're not when when he was treated after fifty five minutes to first of all. Let's do Christiana. I really box office actually went back and he's been substituted in consecutive games. It's it's happened three times or this is the fourth time strike happened three times in the last ten years that he's been substituting consecutive games and one of them doesn't really count because it was is His final year round the trade and he was like the last two games of the season and use your keeping afresh for the Champions League anyway He was not happy not happy at all he went straight into the dressing room. reportedly left the left the stadium three minutes before the end of the match I think he's actually works well for Monday Mighty Society because it shows that you know he's got a intestinal fortitude They didn't play great. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that he's trying rotate marriage a squad. He Loses Chemistry. Saudi said. I'm not going to be. The guy was before Chelsea and not is a different team. He's trying not to be that that means rotation that means you lose chemistry. It helps when you can bring Douglas Costume deba- off the bench but nothing struggles to do with the fact that AC Milan really well. Your boy. Benazir thought was outstanding and Probably Milan's best performance other sees. I'M NOT GONNA say they've turned the corner but I'll tell you what if they play the way they did against you. Were Shasmi saved you. On several several occasions they lost the game the season. You're not going to drop many points at all. Not Renaldo was substituted because he was the worst. UVA Play on the pitch young took motif after sixty five minutes because it was the worst play on. So sorry said he's got some sort of niggly injury which may or may not be true You know it's it's funny though because you're talking about. How do you manage? Christiano right is unlike anybody else probably in the history of the game. It's not just it's not. Just just as AIDS is longevity. The obsession with his body the way he knows his body you know to expect. Sorry to. WHO's not God's gift demand management historically either? I think this is GonNa be something. That's that's very very tricky but But it does show that that he has got some. I think a lot expos coming out and saying this is something you don't. What do you don't just shower and leave and now? Obviously it's Stan Ralston understand it. I wouldn't be surprised if he apologized to his teammates afterwards. Because it's actually surprisingly really does get the concept of team morning most clearly upset which is understandable Leo Messi. Sat scores a hat. Trick is Barcelona overcome Celta. Four one jewels. You have any superlatives for me. Don Gavin. I'm sorry the I mean this. There's one penalty and then two free-kicks amazing free kicks where everybody knew from you know the the central goalkeeper. The people in the stands watching television the the on fresh division the the cook data. Say like you. We're going like before before the second one was like. Please don't don't do please please. Don't do it it again. Kind of disappointed though they were kind of identical the two free no mine Reidy Leo. So he'll right-footed or something. Thirty Fourth Hartwick fake inelegant which obviously walkers more than fifty so there. 'cause thirty four now legal as well. So they're level ninety. Okay you of attacks. Janine your Janina Leandra Neo in the most freaky scored by a player in the top five more free kicks than he'd have more to just well. It took us so many. He's got a commission rate of zero eight. No no I think we can now say that macy who by the way the style of his career was not that good on free cakes. macy's macy's the the best we can take care of all time. I don't think there's any doubt on come on more than Chinese author. Who would be better than he might taking care about right now while he's retired behind? I just loved the way we can talk about differences mihailovitch could blasted and he could bend it true but you know what. I'm talking about Barcelona not a good performance. No we're sliding back into this. One man team again Suarez agrees. Men was poor and fatty. Not who of course turned seventeen on Halloween. Be Happy Birthday. Happy Blade like his age Not Good so worrying. Think and again you know. That's what message does what's best is carrying a whole a whole team on his back many times. Okay we've done bus not less. Let's focus on Rome Madrid Gab. They also won a four nil. This time Ah Abba Aware Abe lost three hundred by the way less than a month ago. They lost to Majorca where from women people wanted to out. He's everything okay again and how good we've been Zimababwe. Oh Cream Benjamin. I think since we're not the laughter something like forty two goals in six games. It's just it's just it's just absurd. He's like all those people people who you know Marino saying. Oh you WANNA hunt with a dog rather hunt with a cat Bend it was really good but I think also everything around earned him you know Even hazard a cell plate. What better talk to clean? She veered I think at this point. I mean I honestly I think at disappointed with the way that the the pieces around them five eight has to play every game and I think the casino and you leave it up to chromosome Aldridge to figure it out and maybe I'll even be better if you if you go when you you know sort of Done when borrow a phrase in the NBA if you do some load management on their on their minutes but euless. It was remarkable as they do. This without Rodrigo has been on fire. Finishes comes off the bench. Gareth Bale to come back on the twenty crows to come back a senator comeback backlands at some undefined point in the future I I think they played really well. What's interesting is howls? Zoo Fit these pieces together when they come back. That's always that's always a question mark. They found a lot of I think they found their Depp's a little bit and certainly they looked like a fun aggressive talented team which looks hungry again which I thought for most of the season so far there was plenty of games where they didn't look the hungry on the weekend looked hungry. Thomas a whole switches it up for the visit of breast which is not a body part. It's a place And gives Ensign Cavani his first start since August. But it was. It's Modique outcomes out of the comes on and score. Is the winner once again now. I know this is kind of like sort of think. Cavani had been on the bench. Five five straight games I almost feel like an audition for Cavani. Maybe a little bit. Yes suddenly was he kind of failed it. Yeah it's Marito's moderato retail number nine. Yes Molly is the number one in the number nine if you want the number one number nine Comey chance he had another push and see like like ecology hearts went governing. Any was injured in the county came into the team and company didn't take it. You could always argue that okay. Didn't get grow surveys. Diane Bobby was in. That was in there but was there and you know de Mario created lot scored. The first goal created a lot as well and economy came on in the eightieth minute excluding the eighty fifth or more on the first day he touched and so you know he had one shot on target one goal one time finish again like he always does and it's just incredible and has nine nine goals in his last eight games James Cardi and there's just no debate anymore. There's no debate. CAVENEY will be. This is the second number two in the in the strikers Iraqi if you want and then they mind by P D my and ecology will would either fight for three places or we'll be the full forwards in our team. Would I do wonder though is the season Savigny seventy million to buy him back from Inter. Now I can just Kinda see that. Who knows what the Hell's going to happen at that but that's a lot of money to spend six while the strike it would be you have to be? You have to be confident that good now does back and that you know all this stuff all this goth about him. He doesn't play for the team. He doesn't run around enough. You're not at all concerned that if you have a car then you have name. Are you know In your front three you might have to people who maybe don't go. Buster I mean I catch no he. I can only judge. I've seen today what people are telling me on on. How as in the Dressing Room Heidi's in the stadium? He says he's very happy in Paris that you know this is the best he's ever paid for. Everything is great that he wants to stay there. I don't know what what wonder on the says no way or thinks but so far she's been quite positive and good on and Maurito so I don't know I want to believe that it could work if it was a permanent did at the end of the season with Cavanna leaving because of contract and I don't think the club is going to renew him which would also free all the money in like twelve million a year so it could. It could work again to replace Kevin. Yeah I don't know who else they can go and get so for me. It would make sense but you're right has to be taken with a pinch of sorts as well because body Cardi is also very bad for your. By the way how cool would it be. If the season Yukata these days fund Ananta teams up with Killian. And Babe's mom my name is dad of my former superagency. Invited comes by bringing grabby. Oh yes no please not not. That is Bush. Masha who still top of the table in the Bundesliga four points clear after three one win of Vada Bremen on Sunday God up. I Know You love Your Marco Rosa. He's going to hang on and win it for the first time in like thirty foyer. Nine hundred seventy seventy is the last time they want to damage booze. What ten years old when GonNa Happen? I'm like I said they weren't GonNa drop points in this but I I just think what they're doing is is really special. You know there was a moment when you add all those teams compressed within two points all. It's up it's down his random over stop but no They keep doing it. I mean a four point gap I think is already is. Is there any significant. I mean if you consider that neither Dortmund or buying her pulling up trees at the stage And he's rotating and it's working and he's keeping people fresh fresh and Patrick Herman I love what a player we're we're we're was y'all are thin. We Been Pat magic mattress united feel the youngest starting eleven of the Premier League season and beat Brighton. Three one jewels is his fool's gold or should I beginning excited. I mean a bit of both. Yeah you it should be excited because when you see when you see Marcial and rush for plane that way I mean the rush for flip-flop nutmeg on proper. I never want to see their proper playing again football. Never can't you shouldn't be allowed in any stage around the world after being humiliating on flip flop flip flop outside inside inside of the right foot nutmeg as well by Markus Flash flood so you you get excited when you see them now that the the thing is really naive. Let's be on Sunday where they played into United's game Fought to easily united scored. I write in Brighton. You know coming forward like yeah like I'm and totally plays into their hands on the counter united forty-three percent possession so at home and a game that they went three one which tells you that they just played on the counter which is fine. We know you can do that. We know that if you have James Marcia and you play on the counter against you know again with all the love for Grand Potter poor. Dan Burn out there. WHO's the size of a building? Even win a foot race against Daniel James. I don't think so. How do you go then and just like yeah? We're going to keep our style and keep no money. It doesn't work is based. We still need to see them against the real team play in a different way. Yeah definitely it Jesse. Overcome Krista tune in second in the table W with a stem for breach. Wa- impressed you. The most I I really really always he's tried to avoid going out on a limb praising a young player okay. I always try to go. Yeah I believe so and always try to avoid making comparisons. Listen to the new or the next. I felt that trap many years ago when he saw surgery it for the first time and said look. He's got a bit of the Danielle visible. Yes the no but no this dude I mean. He's absolutely remarkable. He's he's a big dude he's incredibly credibly light on his feet. He so skillful on the ball they were in a different country. He'd be you know he'd be playing number ten he'd be like vast Malinkovich savage obviously something but yeah but the chemicals are different bill. I this guy's really really He's really different. And I'm I'm sort of imagining projecting forward I'm assuming his future is some sort of wingback role. You know or or or Canal Alexander Arnold rules. I'll tell you what zander arnold like disguising your rear view mirror you know and you know what I was thinking the game I was like he could play anywhere in the book. I think sentence onto by even leftback probably would be good enough to play that he can play as a defensive mutual occasionally seem in front of the buck four as holding midfielder. Because I think technically is good enough electricity so strong and it's quick and I think you read it again really well. You can claim as a wingback as well if you take Williams rule everywhere. I was always like you. I was really amazed and do you know why such an unusual atypical player. You're right and unique you sell. But why didn't plane before and that kind of stuff injured from last it was injured. And it's like you know and also I think you know this is the perfect time where he's learned. He gave him a few minutes. Darren there started in the Champions League. No you didn't do. And then he was ready and play in a game night at home against us. I guess we'll Frazar by the way I'll say like okay. Let's see now and delivers pretty our producer. A AH SCOTT WHO's WHO's filling in for the one who looks like hurricane? Yes the White House carry cannabis to Yeah he got. He's a Chelsea find. Got All excited when When we mentioned reese James Yeah of course now It felt like a rerun of last week with polity in the Ukraine chapters and yet Tyson Slamming the ball into the stands after allegedly being racially abused of in suffering the indignity of being sent off as well Joe's there's not much to say here is is an absolute disgrace Gab Biggest game of the Ukrainian League as well not I mix difference matters Bergonzi normal Kiev and and the referee just yellow Collagen. aww because he keeps the ball of frustration and of anger and of disappointment enough senate and anything you want of those feelings. Go through when that happens to you when you abuse like that a- as just a disgrace I think he might have given you know he might have been the fans of fingers well but but but this is what gets me is. He knew that he that he was racially abused. Because because this is what you could hear it but the referee then applied step only What I will say about this? Is You know how sometimes you know when we go through the reasons why this happened and I think there's a small percentage of the time that there are people are trying to make a political. Oh statement who Rogers just racist and there's a bunch of people who somehow think it's okay and it's just a laugh and then there's also a cohort of people who do it to to make a point to get their team in in trouble because of the statement to make or whatever I think this was clearly clearly coordinated Gina McKee. Have you know they have they wear those shirts. Just say no to racism The the these this group of fans had made all these stickers saying like say yes to racism Should they were obviously making a statement. But I'm assuming Tyson's rat is going to get research come on choice fans club you know because the Klay about would behave as well shortly by himself sanction although the club to their credit and unlike some exotic came out and said we totally Thais on the players and and again same thing that happened with the opposing meal. I remember frustrated. Well these people go look why they're stopping them from for having me off the pitch. No they're not reporting seeing him both sets of players supporting Tyson. And do you know kids coming out and saying let's investigate. What happened if it's abused? It's horrible You know so there's Gob you said I don't want to put you on the spot but you said that Napoli we're going to be okay. What was going to get better and I thought they would easily really beat Genoa at the weekend? Instead it's nil nil and we've had a a a player mutiny when they refused to go back to To training ground removed supposed to spend the whole week With the March and the general game We are from the fans as well. What's going on man referring we're finding is the fans are so angry they don't know who the protests at this stage? I think what's happening in the background is a bunch of players who you know are an expiring expiring contract so the president is you know. He's of the Daniel Levy School of contract negotiation. They're not happy he's come out and he said Oh. Look we don't use these guys is if they don't like our offer you know they can go off and live in a pile of Dong China A lot of stupid things that this thing with their a week long training camp which is something Outta the seventies where they make them with me can sleep at the training ground or whatever. I don't see the family for the hallway. Should come came out and said Oh I think it's a bad idea What you know the presence? How dare anybody contradict me? Fact when they had after that game on Wednesday all the players weren't home the only one I went to this legit to the training ground. I hope this is gonNA reach sort of some people are going to realize guys were professional football season. It's mutually beneficial for everybody that we go and we see this out and and we finished his high as we can And it's not just a case of saying I I've had enough. I'm going to sell any everybody. I'M GONNA push on Jalopy so far that. He's forced to resigned out another two years on a very hefty contract. It's such a such a horrible. They can come back from this because it looks like they're great players. They have a tremendous man manager if they are anti does a bit of S. T. A.. Few then maybe maybe they can get this back. You know th the the players are going to get the deals they want. But that's fine. You look at the deal you want you can be sold. You can move on. You can go somewhere else but for the time being guys you're in it together And again obviously because I'm biased. I feel bad French. In the middle. Of all this insanity Tottenham Hotspur have it one in the premier league since September Joanne. Whose word usual? WHO's more of a crap show right now? 'cause I can't use the other word yet. Spurs or or Arsenal. You can you can insert it in the answer. Yep stuff one beaten just four opponents all season one of them being red star twice report again at home to Sheffield United. We're held to a one one draw. Aw also because the goal that was it Phil- disallowed for Sheffield United. By the way English people lose dramas size of that's just not debatable anymore. In the long view all they've got a freaking life and grow up and join us in two thousand nineteen anyway. I'm going to go to. Are you Dr Jules. Diagnosis is Major. Surgery require So I you know you're just dropped a starters and play like Oliver skipping hip in Carl Walker Peter's and the deer boiler to him necessity. I know they're so bad. The the lack of energy the lack of intensity on the ball off the ball. It was just I was just so bad. There was just nothing in that game and and demonstrate was so flood because the performance of the team was so flat as well. You know I think hurricane look like the the ghost of our Kane I dunno will happen. They want big in mid week. which is also weird? Yeah okay okay. Okay you know my team would have gone to. Maybe not to Red Star talk again. What's the name of your local the local news? The salivary arms Tim No response Russia Day. They won't they won't be aware in Belgrade but the game could have turned out career different. I mean bledstock had plenty of chances as well to to do better and again I just certainly something wrong in there I think Pacino looks like he didn't have much. Hi Dea of what to do when you know when they were dominated because they were at times by shift united team when when he's called that goals again and there was not much reaction after that there was nothing from part of the guys. Well push looks to me like sometimes he is giving up on our team. I finally really strange orange. And for shifted to twenty three passes before scoring the goal with spurs not even getting near the board our. Just not. Well I hope I was like wow was going on. What can we give schefter tonight at the table? This Guy Chris Wilder uses realize was sort of the the dysfunction in talent-spotting among coaches right. This guy I two consecutive promotions I. He wasn't a great player. He's kind of a no name. He looks a little bit like a like a little bit of a doofus. Because he's not somebody who's very televisual visual running for office could you know all he does. Is these an absolutely brilliant tactical manager who works on things and has greig this Steph. Frankly very very ordinary players them A lot of I like the fact that this Boyhood Club you know he was a big fan of. He's he's always been a shift. United found fame. That was a dream to manage them. He has a captain in billy shop. Who doesn't play merge per who's WHO's a big blades fan as well and I love the idea the club captain and your manager Booth Love that club so much of always been funds of that club and you know of emphasis all the values and everything about your club that's brilliant? They're doing good good on them. And Chris Basham power to yeah and you know and even Stevens. Oh you know all all the team is great. Do you think not not north sitting at home. Listening to a lot of craft virk and Ramstein and watching a lot of buying on why scout just in case just in case you know getting ready right into struggle against Verona two one. Thanks to a tremendous from Nicaragua. God is it the same Burrell who can't complain about mid-week Tantrum saying you could win anything with plays like bar. Ilan and say No no this is different but this is about three champions at Barcelona who's thirty three years old and and do makes a fifty million a year players. That Konta likes winners man Look I don I. You're not gonNA argue with him. The right near the top of the table the Tantrum midweek James horncastle piece he wrote a very good piece. Summing this up I just WanNa he in a nutshell he you basically I think the line that that struck most was he's like he was speaking after the the Dortmund game where they batted them to two nil up and throw it away and they lose three two and he came out and he says Oh you know I I need winners look at my players. Nobody's want anything other other teams are. Are you know what what am I supposed to do. Go and do things with saints. Who came from swallowing but comes from Kylian which is just such A? Ill advised thing to say beyond the fact that since he's been inches inches best player. They're smart it's also extremely foolish. which super foolish is because you always get you the backlash from the whole loyalist? No no he's speaks truth to power. There's the same and guys were like when Inter win. It's down to coney and when they lose it's the club's fault They'll go in the point out too dependent the Joseph Marino in August of with two thousand nine He came out he had a similar tantrum. was yeah about August Fifteenth Twentieth. He had similar Tantrum and the club got scared scared and they signed wisely. Snyder and the rest is history and enjoy one the trouble and whatever else yeah big difference gone to first of all it's November. They can't go and sign anybody until January secondly That team had won like three titles in a row and needed somebody to put them over the top thirdly and perhaps wraps most importantly you're not Joseph Marino and there's financial fair play and back then I think just caught a big check and everything would be fine because his as money Now they simply can't do that. There's budgets work within them and don't be such a pain in the butt. Chihuahua phone this this this this show those. How good intervene how? He's made them good compared to last season and everything so he's on common is overshadow over over shuddering that we said during his own good performance in his own good work shortly. That's counterproductive shortly. You know I I find crazy. He's like wh- what bug me. Sony people have drunk the KOOL aid. Bits and look. There's no question. He's a tremendous manager requires people whatever else but this idea that who has to be this way otherwise. He's not gonNA abused good because you so tough so demanding as if every other managing the world enjoys losing doctor kind of bugs me here. The analysts final took place last night and we have a new champion jewels. You'RE MR MLS on the show. Tell us all about we have a new champion gobs Seattle for the third time in the last four years with the final Toronto onto against Seattle Maybe to really new champion Atlanta one year last season Atlanta. Wasting you champion since they in two thousand sixteen champion for this season. So that's what you meant but Seattle one in two thousand sixteen dental twenty nine yeah twenty. Eighteen Atlanta Atlanta. Yeah so so citizen. New Champion champion. Find that that we've seen before that's what I meant and And maybe the different players. Yeah of course of my man on Giovinco was mighty mouse there. No no no not ninety mobile. Why 'cause you moved onto the Gulf somewhere we'll money? Yeah of course but you know what astute wouldn't have expected this to be that were very efficient in in their way into the final and Seattle. Were very efficient again. In the final they want thirty five percent of the the border like what Franz did the World Cup against against Croatia in the final after they were voted when the other board Nicholasville captain number ten day charismatic playmaker lawmakers a wonderful player and create to them for winning and to the fans they go amazing funds and also created branch manager. The manager. Who's done a great job? Guess what he's assistance who'd who'd Jimmy Tory and Liberal Jn cycles it. Yeah so You know good on them and are three was a very good. MLS season after say might not be the same next year. Because we're ruining one won't be there might not be there again. So maybe it'd be different. Bathroom was a very good fight with ms now my mls friends tell me that La AFC were the best team this year and would have gone on to win it. If not for all the bad Karma Arma engendered by Bob Bradley when when he told Sebastian Salazar to get loss is that accurate. Seb Easier for all of this is your they. They were all standing for the whole season. COLLINSVILLE had an incredible year And the team looks really strong but when a matter it's the bottle the and they lost game that it shouldn't have lost and then the rest is history but don't take anything away from SCHNAUZER SEATTLE. Because in the end they were the best team when he met one. Finally Seger a second in the table after winning away to a bell in four to Gab. They've scored twenty goals in five games. Those dismissed I mean the Union Niagara Simmons Project is taken off spin taking off for a while. it's amazing because you're still talking about a guy who has gone into a different culture Their energies they did these two. I know I was never marcel. Sabatier guy at all but a lot a lot of people like him a lot of those types and guess what he's doing it again he's reinventing himself again Under Nago playing some some really really good football I I think Timo verners banging them in and and they're willing I. I'm wondering if this season it could. Just be like Zeke against club. Wow that'd be fun it'd be upset because you didn't mention tour. The Olympic in those quick hits we had fifteen quick nothing on Mossy against you on nothing on. It's called the Olympic. Oh Yeah Olympic Ma and then picture understandable. Why is it called the Olympic Francis? Such I understand that France. You've got such a wonderful Tradition Asian with your language. And you got to go borrow something from another language to define it you see Olympic you know OJ. Play the US as well as you know. Copa the greatest Ramokgopa. Who Won Balado and play for remedied in one family and one you pickups with your pen caps with Madrid played for both orange and Hans so we called that game the COPACO? What do you call it the Copa Copa? Good that's good. Yeah see so the Olympico you know going back to Marseilles three months after leaving to go then to the archenemy got absolutely twentieth anniversary. So what did they threw stones at the Bloomberg. Obviously a good way to to to not go with their official birds. You know the one with the branding and everything to become more discreet. That you don't want to listen to their own coaches go obsolete really battered imagine if the Russians was shown up with a Gopro. Just go and beat everybody a hug and then got really really rough. Tom Didn't denture prior to slaughter organised. Press conference before the game saying how you know how how body was basically two goats and Marseille one to one again the lost in the last five or pushing against one. Another Garcia is in the on the other bench. Guess what they want this. This would be former West Ham star. Dmitry yes who when he plays like that is amazing. It's just ashamed on nowadays. He doesn't often plays later. I'm assuming he's done with France. Yeah Yeah it's a long time ago. But we don't have any relevant fact and yet the fighter Allinson maximum who disorder that we can for Newcastle. When he was playing in France us to ever ahead Bent Gucci Apprentice? He did not you you did and that clearly now he produces college just just appalled by Wada. Said clearly the premier league he he become a bit more like you know. Let's the low profile you know. Let's have a good she Headband I want to say about that guy. I know like people who sometimes Mark Steve Bruce. Whatever but he's like made for for that team because they have like fifty guys back their lunch of long staffs and then it's like Oh look we got one yet so they booted off the pitch right Joel? Clinton tries to shield people with his enormous body and then an maximum just just gets the ball in stores crystals fifty guys. And he's got I'll me Ron and support the actually loses it. And what's the deal with him. What did you learn to play? Football Street does the streets of what seven circle of how would the human highlight. Reel this move on the second half he gets the ball and then dribble pastors five players and then and this is this is low messy territory and then the other time where he doesn't know what to do with the the thing is he does not. He's and no idea why he's going to do next. The ball which means that his teammates have no idea either but more importantly maybe the opposition have no idea as I though. What's coming next with him? And I think the houses Chom in many respects act of those guys. If you watch closely I use a tremendous dribbler and whatever Leon the pace yet but he looks at his feet all the time. Yeah yea it's like watching a child on a lot of fun. He loves he loves the clubs and the clubs in the fines and I hope he does well for them I can. We nominate them are Gandules. PODCAST cult. Hero of the Muncie. Yes your idea why. We're open to suggestions for nominees for for for for next month. Yeah but I I think he's he's. He's an excellent winner of the inaugural session. Anyway Jules we done. Let's get out of here. It's exhausting but guess this one. There's an international brea calm and I am Outta here. I am going across the pond. I'll be watching my Eagles Evil New England Ask I'd be going for you man definite.

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GSMC Sports Podcast Episode 906: UEFA Champions League Final Preview

GSMC Sports Podcast

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GSMC Sports Podcast Episode 906: UEFA Champions League Final Preview

"At this is your alternate stop for everything. Sports the golden state media concepts or podcast. Should i say more from the nfl mlb. The nba mma. It's all in here. Golden state media concepts sports podcast. Listen down and thank you for the into the gmc sports podcast brought to you by the gmc. Podcast network aymer hose. Nebi out mammo. And i hope wherever you are. I hope you and your family and friends are safe during this pandemic and a i hope you guys are also having gray weather at the moment right now. I'm in columbus. Ohio where i was born and raised and Right now is raining. And i've been saying i've been waiting for this spring and summer weather. Become around right now but We're just been having a lot of rain lately here in the midwest and for released least part ohio and from there We have some exciting topics. Renteria is going to be talking about the european champions league the finals now set for may twenty ninth from three. Pm between manchester city and chelsea as can be my first topic on bringing guys mostly going to be talking about The logan paul. There's a floyd mayweather fight. i know i know. There's been lodged chatter about this fight. There's been a lot of stuff going on on social media about this. So i wanted to kind of dalvin to that is well then. Also i'm going to be talking about friday's nba games. You have a full slate of games right now and some of these games can be the difference of six or seven seat or being in the playoffs or out of the playoffs or being in the playoffs playing tournament or out of the plane tournament. So i'm gonna bring that to you and then finally at the end of the podcasting wouldn't be predicting division winners and fell for next season. You have eight or four divisions for each conference eight divisions Total in a whole teams talk about here. What's the draft finally over. I thought this would be an exciting topic to bring to you. Folks we're gonna be talking about how Some teams really improved the draft and where they stand and whatnot and how the playoff systems going look with the division winners. So let's get right into the podcast with the champions league the u. e. Fa champions league is now set Like i said manchester city and chelsea. We'll be playing each other on may twenty ninth at three pm. Both teams are premier league teams and they have really really tough road to go down to in order to get to the spot. So let's break down and let's start with manchester city so the first matchup of manchester city was against a mo- machen gladbach A team out of germany. They won their first match up to whoa. That was about two months ago. goals went to bernardo silva twenty. Nine th minute. And gabriel j zeus in the sixty. Five in sixty fifth minute The the second game. They played And manchester city. One obviously They want to know about a month ago. Kevin o'brien scored a goal in the twelve. Minute and alka go on scored in the eighteenth minutes so with this the Or mentioned off to a very very great start for the round sixteen so they beat mocking gladbach Four no algorithm around of sixteen and then they moved on to play dortmund of the i team that played against dorman They want three or they want to one thousand three weeks ago cavern broin a- scored in the nineteen th minute and phil phoned in Scored a ninetieth minute Sealing the win for manchester city and they won to nell or two won. The second game comes around and they win two one Riadmojo ramirez scored a fifty five minute off a penalty There was a handball situation. The referee in Instant replay on got reviewed and it was a handball and they were able to capitalize off that and then to put more insult to injury Phil phoned in a sworn in the seventy five minute Pretty much nailing the Nail in the coffin and putting a manchester city in the semi-final so With a manchester city went on in play. Psg the first game Was competitive nonetheless. Abut a manchester city was able to pull off the wind and they want to one about a week ago and then The goals went to brunei in the sixty. Four th minute and a riot riot a re Or ryota ramar or mars. I apologize for the name mispronunciation but Next thing comes aloun around And they want to know And then Morris was able to score both goals. One the first of the eleventh minute in the second goal in the sixty third minutes so with this with this track record in looking at the other games that measured the city played. They're going to be a very very tough team to beat in this camp beasley final. Because you have a dead on shooter. That can just strike the ball with such power and kevin o'brien a- mahrez off to this a huge starred He said Four goals and total during the a six eight stretches a game Six and total And for the most part. I mean you also have a cell phone Who i've been watching logo here in the highlights. And he's quick guy off. The pitch in can really get things going for this a manchester city team whether on the break so with that on the also have bernardo silva gabriel zoos sterling as well on wing on this of full arsenal right now for manchester city. Going into this champions league final now next to talk about chelsea chelsea their first matchup is the madrid in round of sixteen The first game they won One nil other two months ago The one lone goal goes through all averge giroud and the sixty eighth minute. A beautiful bicycle kick on. If you have time any point today Search the highlights for the first game with chelsea in athletic madrid house about two months ago and all of ridges with a gorgeous gorgeous bicycle kick to put chelsea up in front against athletico in the first match up. The next match comes around and we pretty much the same thing. This dominance with chelsea they want to know that was about a month ago Akeem of thirty four or with the first goal in the thirty. Four th minute and then almost emerson a pulmonary One or got the second goal in extra time was in the ninetieth minute. And then you add plus four so that was going to go into extra time and everything. So and then next match-up That chelsea was going to face was a porter puerto it was a A great matchup Very close metropolit- say The first game went to a chelsea they want to know. The first goal went to nathan mount in the thirty second minute and then a bench. Chill will Scored an eighty five minute And then the next game was very very close game Kilter score at all during this game but they still were able to win off. Aggregate two to one Puerto rico made it very very close for them berry a a very hard working game for them. They needed two goals Ordered tied in its three in order to win and Chelsea this comes away with this matchup and goes on to the semifinal off to From the quarter-final semi-final that is and they go on to play reality dread the first game Real madrid was a tie Christian pulisic of the american born out of pennsylvania Was able to score on the fourteenth minute but neither team was able to Really get going for the rest of the game And end up in a one one tie and then in the second game you had chelsea rude displaying. Why should be in the champions league final on they wanted to know thima werner During the twenty. Eight th minute This matchup was about two days ago and then made some mount toward an eighty fifth. Minute with a whole lot of Interesting things going on here. That i looked at is that Mount scored eighty admitted than a bench scored an eighty fifth minute in the first game so that was summoned. I looked at quickly and was just like. Oh that was that's cool but Could to kind of a guess off Who would win off of this. I mean you had both of these teams. Obviously in the premier league on they obviously have met each other before many times but With this i mean. I'm going to have to predict that manager city wednesday because when you look at their team and how well. They're stacked how well they are playing. Right now They've won their first matchup. They won four nil offer accurate their second matchup against doorman they won four to offer aggregate and then their match against psg. Who were the champions league final. Last year they were able to be four to one as well. And then when you look at the other side of it chelsea has had a couple close games against athletico madrid in round of sixteen match up. They want three in their second match up They want to against Puerto in aggregate and then Versa madrid they want three two one in semi-final via aggregate. So i mean when you look at this also on the chelsea side of things Chelsea has been a great great soccer team so far. It seems like they have really mess. Things together as the season has come closer to champions league final Talk about guys like to rude Pulmonary guts things started early for them also teams as well as scored a goal for them. First matchup then when you look at the porno matchup Now was able to score a bench show low's able to score. That second game was a close game was close game so far and their only loss on the games that they played around. Sixteen all the way up to the semi-final and then when you look at the semi-final Obviously christian pulisic Guy you have to mention and then chemo. Water mesa mountains. Well got things going so with this. Like i said i think mentioned the city is able to win. This matchup is based off their arsenal players. Like a sterling gabrielle. Zizou's you also have bernardo silva sterling company but When you look at this and you look at how You know manchester city and chelsea really got to this point. I mean is is really been It's really been just a them in How well and how consistent they have been playing as of late so when you look at their record and One loss of they had what they've had a look at their record right now. And i see that they be appear she earlier in the season. Two one and full-time They were able to beat particip- doormen To one Oh and Also the premier league switch it up a little bit They are able to beat arsenal one. No there everyday beat liverpool for one lost or the be. Pse obviously to one. I'm just A great squad guys in general but When you look at this and he go to the chelsea side of things obviously the one player that you have to worry about christian pulisic pool sixes being one of those guys that is a guy that you just have to appreciate his game He can do everything for them. And for the most part. I think he's their best player on the team. No doubt but without He's going to have their hands full That is against a stack manchester city team. But when i look at their Look at their Record and their performance for the most part i mean they're able to tottenham team one known full-time They were able to beat a newscastle team to know full-time They'd be asset coma. Dread earlier in the season one no The beat liverpool one. No but and They're able to beat manchester city One nil thousand a while ago Hakeem zayat had the one mongol not game so without that mean chelsea can't do that they can't come out and they can't underestimate. How great chelsea team is because his chelsea team doesn't have players that you kind of recognize right off the bat as big names and soccer other than pool sick for example but the same as they can get it done. I- hundred percent thing that They could Come out of this with the Champions league trophy. But at the same time i as look this manchester city team and how well they've been playing and how dominant they've been We'll just everyone that they've had The one if mentioned city does a win. This and i think it might be a pretty big Choke or blunder so say and The last five games for them Manchester city that is The be pse to know Beat crystal palace to nose well The be psg again. Two to one The be tottenham one nil and beat aston villa to one and then we look at the chelsea side and their past five games. They beat a retread to know the. Be fulham of to know They do draw with a real madrid of won They beat west ham united One no and then they drew versus Brighton nell and then we lived stats and everything. Total goals goes in favor of manchester city Seventy one the fifty three goals against the goes to chelsea thirty one. To twenty four goal difference matches the city Forty-seven to and then says that goes to metro city as well Forty five to thirty five now. You look at their head to head record their last. Five games chelsea One one nil manchester city. Three one chelsea After that one one or two one And then Chelsea loss to metro city to one and then the fifth game they won nil. nil The game vs or the game. That mentioned city wants three. The one that was in january of twenty twenty one and the one no when for chelsea was Of was was on. April became a twenty twenty one and that competition was a english. Fa cup and then The past three matches. After that were english premier league match ups then the fifth matchup in the last match up was a English corbu a cup competition so on all like i said Chelsea mentioned. The city may twenty-ninth three pm eastern. That is Just wanna make sure the time. Time range right And can't miss a folks. This'll be a great game. It's not that big of a soccer fan and you like watching high intense matchups on this. Definitely one of those bachelors that you want to to watch for sure because you have you know great attacking force and a great squad at manchester city and you have show see who's a very great team for the most part from what i can understand. And they just have a squad that's might not be the best the barest wide from top to bottom but You certainly do have a chance if you know manage the city decides to take a day off and not really a try to you know perform or Compete at the level that they do so without coming up next. And we'll be bringing you guys The logan paul versus floyd mayweather a preview. What i think about the matchup. And what or who. I think will win that match up and then after that In the in the final segment. I'm going to be bringing you guys My predictions for Divisional winners in the nfl season next year. So stay tuned for that and more on the gmc sports podcasts. Are you looking for the very best. Nfl and college football podcast. Then check out the gsm see football. Podcast get the latest football news. Both on and off the field from the nfl draft treats to the rumor mill to the nfl. Combines they got you covered that's gmc podcasts dot com slash football dash podcasts get updates on college rivalries keen insights and much much more. It's football talk the way you want it. This show in sleeps and breathes football. Don't forget to like on facebook and follow them on twitter visit. Yes see podcasts. Dot com for more info. Hello and welcome back to the. Gmc's sports podcasts. Muhoza nebi memo. And thanks for sticking with me. Here on the podcast. This got done talking about the u. Efa champions league final It will have manchester city versus chelsea in the final two premier league teams going at it. Both these teams have seen each other before in the fi or in a general Their past five matchups have been Pretty competitive close matchup. So this one's for you know all the marbles so it will be interesting nonetheless. My prediction of it is that manchester city will win. Think that their squad is better squad. In general from top to bottom chelsea. My opinion is a great team They do how christian. Pulisic who's a great player american-born from pennsylvania and everything but when you look at manchester city they have kevin o'brien. Ah no gabrielle. J. zoos bernardo selva sterling company They also have a great goalkeeper as well in everton so just gonna be a lot of competent high competition going on and That's coming up on may twenty nine th at three. Pm eastern time so that will be great matchup now. We'll be looking into that match up as well watching that but Without further news going into the next topic here it is the logan. Paul floyd mayweather fight. And if you're a boxing fantasy refining fan. You seen general. I know that this fight sounds kind of cringing. Everything with obviously logan paul and his brother. Jake paul know so much attention in just the fighting world in general they have been boxing but For the most part it's been a pretty crazy ride for these brothers in arms going from basically Vine artists which was a early social media app Way back when i feel like That was Bit when i was in high school it was still thing But they got rid of it Just because it was just i dunno toxic. I guess and just too much going on. It was a lot of stuff going on on the vine community but now the move their attention towards youtube and now current day. They have their own boxing performances. And everything and now. Logan paul going against floyd mayweather the best in the world. What determine events but the fire will be on june six at a hard rock stadium in miami. If you look at these a fighters last fight. Some logan paul losses last fight and his only fight to famous english youtube. Sl the two of fighters still sold out an arena that was an la And logan loss up fight due to judge's decision and then we look at floyd mayweather and his last fight. His last fight was against conor mcgregor on august the twenty seventeen Mayweather defeated a mcgregor. A vat tko in the tenth round However mayweather did take part in an exhibition in japan in december twenty eighteen against mcgregor but the simplicity context to the last official fight. Mayweather had that was against conor mcgregor on august seventeenth And obviously mayweather Did have a part in exhibition in japan but That wasn't really much all all in all but with that Let's get into the statistics of this match up the starwood logan paul for slogan paul Age twenty six. He's six two one. Eighty nine seventy six inch. Reach on minorca floyd side. He's a an a before that Logan paul O-on foyer may weather Forty four years of age fifty fifty or five eight of one hundred fifty pounds in seventy two inch reach so with this one. Look at these two matchups right now and obviously four. It's fifty and if you didn't know when i look at these guys is a height weight reach and everything age the record i percent think that floyd mayweather wins match up. No doubt about it now. Let's let's let's let's slow down for a little bit and let's let's review this so the reason why. I think that floyd mayweather win. This fight is just because that the last five and ali fight that logan paul had was against a youtuber. By the name of in english youtuber that is who also had no fighting experience as well And if you're going against someone who has no firing experienced you don't really have any fighting experience as well and you fight. I mean i don't know and then your next fight is against the best boxer in the world who's fifty. No i mean. There's there has to be some center logic in this. And i know that some people will use this logic and we'll say oh why don't you look at logan paul. And how he's a so bacon everything. When when mayweather face conor mcgregor feel like there are some people that said oh mcgregor's mcgregor's younger so he's obviously go to win. He's obviously the better you. He he trained in the ufc and everything. But with that mcgregor is facing was facing a whole nother sport in boxing. You know there are a lot more rounds. You know a lot more. Punches can be thrown. You can't kick or anything. So that was also downplayed for him ongoing from boxing or going from ufc the boxing And with that. I mean foy was also aware that mcgregor was also tired. Floyd has excellent conditioning. Excellent pace in a fight. And that's one thing that i'm going to be looking at a logan and say okay. Well can he. Can he stay with. Employees may with their kenny. Keep pace with floyd mayweather. Even though floyd forty four years old and you're twenty six. Floyd has never lost fight in his life and his last fight was against probably the baddest man on a plan of one. The batsman's on the planet and conor mcgregor. Now with this I mean you look at Why they're fighting this obviously for the money you know. It's like a dan white said ufc after the title ballots with mas model and use mun and company. He said that that these guys won't ever Basically saying he these. The paul's will never come over to the seeing an have a whole nother sport like like this is this whole seoul. Must different than boxing is one hundred boxing. Just two guys throwing punches at each other. You have is a fighting sport. All in all like you can punch you can kick you know you can make someone Submit to you. It's anything can happen in that reagan. We saw the last macho within wiedeman. Someone can break a bone pretty easily man and all my god. It's i highly suggest watching. That highlight or anything. It's very very gruesome. I'm very explicit and with a. Let's look at the total news of the mayweather mcgregor fight so when we look at the total revenues they were forty four point. Three million pay per view buys for this Mcgregor may mayweather fight and the total revenue topped five hundred and fifty million dollars so with that And what i think about. Not i don't think this matchup will be bigger than mayweather. Mcgregor fight on. Just because i feel like so many people are saying that Mayweather is a better fighter. All in all on. Everyone knew that i feel like some people knew that the smart people knew that in the last month floyd in on conor mcgregor just knowing how floyd works and everything and how he prepares for fights and how serious is for fights. I mean if you're fifty and if your or your undefeated and what number care if you're too or no. I don't care if you're fighting all care if you're a hundred and man the next up you go into your looking to win that match up without now and you're trying to win that match up with e he's with this matchup is say floyd mayweather is trying to win this match up with ease. I think that. Logan paul and his brother jake paul on recently jake paul Was caught trying to steal mayors hat out of all the child. Things you can do to a fighter. That's what you do and then it was seen later that That Jake was on jake. Paul was all messed up and everything he had he had a bruised eye thank His shirt was ripped and everything and just shows that the paul george is a little kid in a big man's body so to say and they're just here just for the attention and everything they're here i'm just so people like me can talk about them and predict whether or not they're going to win their next fight or not whether it's against a good opponent or great opponent like floyd mayweather It's still gonna be watched. No matter what is going to be bigger this fight going to be bigger than the mayweather mcgregor fake. Like i said i don't think so. I can't see four point. Three million on pay per view buys all in all because when you look at this i feel like some people. Think that Jake paul muggy power really jokes so to say in the fighting community I've seen multiple interviews with multiple. Ufc fighters saying that They will either go to the boxing ring or they will go to into ufc. Ring to fight. Jake paul that is i'm seeing logan's name brought up too much In the department but a lot of people have talked about fine. J. paul just for the fun of it and i feel like most people think that These guys were just here to just play around. you know. try to get everyone's attention. Everyone's money for the most part my personal opinion of this. I don't i won't be watching this fight whatsoever Think that mayweather is gonna win this fight. It will be. He will be an. We'll probably if logan ones they will probably be the biggest upset. I think in sports history my opinion because you have you have a kid who's only once granted he is he is a younger. He's young guy about almost twenty years old but with that. This logan hasn't look it as a one. A fight mayweather as one fifty fifty all and if mayweather comes out here and is is knocked out technical knockout whatever. It will be the nfl of his career. Man it will. It will be for him because when you when you have that big of a track record that big little following and in the sports community or just in general and you lose this something big like a fight like this is tough to come back from it. And i know for factor. If a this matchup goes in paul's favor and paul winces than mayweather hundred percent going to be looking for a rematch and trying be looking for more money. But like i said. I don't think that logan paul when this i- this based off of experience mayweather hasim by by a mile. Baby maybe more probably more hundred percent more but Pose lots fight. Like i said was famous family. Famous english youtuber. I should say and Ks i on via the judge's decision Rivers shows us that That logan has a long long way to being one. The next best. And i feel like this what what may trying to do is that he's just trying to find another young guy to fight against. You know a guy that has Hasher say a Kind like persona to them. You know that stuck up guy that never once you say as wrong or something like that and without me. Mayweather chose a smart pick. I mean a lot of attention is being brought to them and how you know how old is can you move like normal kidney fight like normal this and that a lot of people i feel like in my generation so to say things that logan policyholder wedges basov i feel like his popularity and how so many people know him so to say but may whether it's the guy for this one in a abetting man but if some people are watching this are i would probably bet on money mayweather this because he hasn't fought through years doesn't mean the man's good you know like if she came out of retirement And he fought his next opponent. I guarantee you people would be harmed questioning. How long he's been out of the ring. Doesn't that a no. He's younger than me. Whether at the same time. I feel like that. Saying respect. Is there Mayweather being you know the best boxer and could be the my opinion being the best. Uc fighter Today even though he hasn't fought since a long time. I feel like he will give back into ring at some point I don't think that he'll say retired forever. And i think that Sooner or later he's gonna want to fight again but with that that's for the second segment on my podcast to recap What i think about it. I think mayweather will be Floyd mayweather the tko. I'll put it out there view. Tko maceio. i don't think that. Logan has the endurance or conditioning. To try to keep up with a floyd mayweather but next up. I'm going to bring you guys. Fridays slate of nba games As the embassy's said has been coming to an end quickly so to say and we have a lot of matchups going around a lot of playoff implications and a lot of play interment if implications possibly Being drawn for this so stick around folks as that end. I'm going to be predicting the divisional winners for the nfl. 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So without further ado will also talk about the second before that but The logan paul floyd mayweather fight insight for june six. Hard rock stadium in miami Floyd mayweather being forty four years old. Jake paul or logan paul. Being twenty six years old should be an interesting fight. nevertheless Much or if. I'm gonna watch this one because i just think that mayweather is going to be the better fighter in this. I think he's going to walk away without ease. logan's only one time. So that's why really say that. He doesn't really stand a chance against someone who's fifty and now so with that June six. I hard rock stadium in miami logan. Paul george floyd mayweather should be an interesting one but without further ado. Let's get into friday slate of nba games now. restart with The first game up In that is minnesota vs miami. Now let's go to the nba standings real quick like i said Big plan implications big playoff implications For all these matchups and starting with miami. Miami is seventh over on east. They're into play in tournament. They have a tied record with the boston. Celtics thirty five and thirty one but boston does hold a tiebreaker in that but with this In this matchup with the timberwolves one interesting facts. That i saw about this matchup districts in minnesota and miami minnesota going to miami is the miami heat. Haven't been the timber wolves and the jimmy butler era. So will that change tonight. Other miami heat fan. I am going to say hopefully Probably but at the same time. That's sad does kind. Steer me in a sense I'm happy that we do have the game at home on our on our floor Believe ah rosser is going to be healthy We might have tower hair out But for the most part This game is an important game to us. Obviously some playing implication games miami being the favor in this one And for the most part You have players like anthony edwards averaging a almost nineteen points. A game for timber wolves. Also ricky rubio is averaging almost seven assists per game. Then when you look at the other side for miami jimmy butler who has been the guy for them ever. Since he's gotten their twenty one points per game forty nine percent from the field and eighty six percents from the free. Throw line so that i don't see a lot about Injury game how many free throws this guy can make and draw at the same time He's a great defender nonetheless. You know great ball defender Seven assists per game also Averages two steals per game as well we look at band not of bio. He's been being the way for them defensively as well then centerpiece for them in my pick for defensive player of the year. I'm nine rebounds per game six defensive in to office rebounds but for the most part on the last five games between these teams. Miami lost their last game to the dallas mavericks. One twenty seven to one thirteen on their home floor on miami sound floor that is on the game after that they want against charlotte one twenty one to one levin they be a cleveland one twenty four to one zero seven both those games versus charlotte and cleveland were on the road and then Versus san antonio. They want one sixteen to one eleven on their home floor and then miami vs chicago They lost one ten to one zero two then. We look at other side for the timber. Wolves least there. Obviously i'm looking towards the drafts. Said if they do not if they do have talked three pick on then that pick. We'll go to the golden state warriors because of the danger will russell trade him going from golden say to symbols so depending on that We'll see How timbers really Go out for this game but Jaden mcdaniels their power. Forward is out For this game also victory perform. Amy is also out timbers have won or in the last five games are three two on the q. Losses were against memphis one. Thirty nine to one thirty five and then The second loss was against new orleans. One zero four two one thirty six in overtime so so florida timbers have had The last five games were really competitive. Gains for the most part on the dow or they beat utah. Beat houston become staple loss to new orleans memphis some close games. So with this I think that. I think that miami ones this one. I think that they know what's at stake here Not wanting to be in the plane tournament Nonetheless if miami does Get into the plane tournament. This one team that do not want to play on the charlotte hornets. The indiana pacers. The washington wizards the chicago bulls or the toronto raptors. Because at the end today you're going against jimmy butler going against bam adebayo and you're going to get some great coach erik spoelstra and all the news is when one game in in a one game winner takes all basically scenario. You know the team who wins his match up. We'll get the seven seed automatically. And with that i mean is going to be tough for any team to try. Beat miami one game winner. Takes all situation now next up in the next game all in the first game On on slate. The miami burton minnesota game i said would be the first game of the year or i team sees or only got the first game of the friday night This game will be at eight pm. but The new orleans were philadelphia. Game will be the first game being played on friday New orleans without zion williamson Obviously the seventy sixers. I in the east And are trying to keep that Number one overall seed brooklyn a two and a half games behind them so if the sixers able to lose one i'm sure live and that's fans would be happy about it and The nets Are not play. I believe you playing tonight so This will be interesting to see if the sixers would lose one. But without zion williamson assessment. Going to be a hard one. And also they're going to have brain the pumpkins that they're going to have brandon. Ingram mount zion williamson stephen adams and nicole alexander walker out for them so really not too much work. Winsome with the pelicans going into this game. But if you look at the seventy sixers injuries fergana a core. Mas booby out And johm bead is today so we'll see that might be a game time decision for him but for the most part on sixers should obviously when this game you know not really a game that you really look at it and say yeah the sixers might loses one but at the same time it will be interesting to see if joel embiid won't be out or not if he is out than the polk is do after chance to win this game but i would still have to Get give the duct to the seventy sixers. Because he's still have been simmons on with the bioterrorist a steph curry and company. Those one the best coaches right now in basketball and doc rivers without some should one this one first game day next up next game in the second game of today on your on how boston at chicago Another plane implication game like. I said boston at that six right now. Behind the miami heat on if boston were able were able to lose this one at chicago. It would be a big one for the miami heat right now on for the injury report. You have jaylen brown and robert williams out for the boston. Celtics right now to Stars right now. Williams wants to start out. Tristan thompson has Really memphis only. That i roll a well for the boston celtics to then we moved chicago. Bulls you have troy brown junior Out as well. Now this is going to be a tough tough prediction because Zakho vian is back for the bulls on they are Only a couple games out for the plane. Turn and right now um right. Now they are the first team that could be in the plane tournament right now at the eleven seed. If you know that means i was kind of weird wording of it but they're only Four and a half games behind four games behind the washington wizards for that so the chicago bulls really wanted to get into this plane tournament and they got to win this game tonight. No doubt about it because the boston celtics are going to be coming into this game and saying we do not want to lose this game we do. Not while made me to have a one game lead ahead of us and have that Six overall spot in and positive. Boston being out the playing tournament or in the plane tournament. That is so with that. Boston should be the one. This is still jason. Tatum self kemba walker Two guys who have just been balling out this year while jaylen brown has been now so with that onto next match-up And the now. I can say this is going to be the fourth match but today And eight o'clock matra orlando which is charlotte on moreno at charlotte is Orlando now really playing for anything right now on a really play or anything. They're playing for a better chance to try to get that first overall. Pick but when you look at that injury report A lot of players after this one genes ends the third marco carter-williams terraced raw window. Cartagena out for the magic on bring look at the charlotte hornets side miles bridges out devante grim out cory martin out and gordon hayward who has been out for a while now is out as well But for the for the charlotte hornets fans. Who are watching. This is still have a terrier rosier you still have A pj washington. You still have a lamelo ball company on so you guys won't be able to win this one i think in my opinion Is was the magic. And the way been playing the way. Injuries have been with karen. Ross and when the cartagena ross has been on my fantasy team so he's been out for a while from had been pretty disappointed. was How much he's been missing but he's been injured. I do realize that can't put too much of the blame on him but same time. I you can't tell me. I can't be mad but at the same time. I think the hornets will win. This matchup starlet obviously trying to say playing tournament. Right now on my don't think they'll be able to get out of the plane tournament because they're three games behind boston and miami right now and also when you look at those. They'll and hawks who are played tonight but there are also only one game ahead of the boston celtics. And the miami heat for that steph overall spot now i m e had that fifth overall spot last year in the in the mba playoffs. Excuse me and we're able to go to nba finals. So on without it would be interesting because if there were play new york knicks team who has been born out this season. Julius randle and companies. So that'll be interesting to see how the four five six seven seats will go towards the end of this year but with that Yeah charlotte should be able to be orlando at home next. Match-up pretty much a no brainer here milwaukee against houston won best teams in each against the worst team in the league. Pretty much no to drill here But this is one matchup. I kinda fell asleep on this by just live popped in my head Michael porter jr. Who unfortunately is on the injury report draft fifty points on the team last time so we won't be able to see him on the floor but that would be a great great great to see how the bucks really responded from kevin porter jr. Taking a fifty point game or having a fifty point game against the milwaukee bucks. Jonathan play that game with clear but at the same time you points is fifty points but nonetheless. I think that the milwaukee bucks will on this one. We looked at the injury report swirling brown. Eric gordon kelly olynyk kevin puerto junior j tate. All out azeglio. Jason tatum today. Use me but When those side yanni's also data date so today's on both sides but at the same time boasted when this one with ease the next step You have the cleveland. Cavaliers versus the dallas mavericks Another clear matchup. I think that douse jones is one thousands of been hot lately on their currently the fifth seed in the eastern conference Only one game ahead of the los angeles lakers in the portland trailblazers for that. Fifth overall spot and lakers and trailblazers are playing tonight. So the lakers could be the succeed after tonight or the portland. Trailblazers could be six tonight. So that'd be game. The i will be watching and that should be match up and then another excited matchup To watch for is the denver nuggets against the utah jazz. Now with this. I'm not sure if i said my matchup vs clean vs dallas but i think thousand won that match of this quickly but we're denver in utah I think that Utah in denver or two teams are similar. Right now. You look at how denver's plate without you know a Damal murray and you look at how the utah jazz have been playing without a A donovan mitchell. It's going to be a call match up to watch because you have. Mvp nikola yokich. And you have a great defensive center rudy. Bear these teams play each other in the bubble on denver. Coming back from a three one lead to beat the utah jazz. You know really put a question. Mark on the jazz is Future in our remember so many people were saying that the utah jazz. Weren't gonna make the playoffs this year and those people are not admitting that anymore i can tell you that much because utah jazz are the number one overall seed or number two overall right now in the nba but right now when you look at the injury report pj dosier will barton. Alfred never nuggets and then for the utah jazz. You have mike conley out as well so not going to have that many stars in this. But you still have your nikolai yokich. Michael porter jr. aaron gordon and company and then for utah jazz. It's still have rudy. Go bear bo yang bogdonovich. Joe ingles and companies so should be a tough match-up but i think that I think that the denver nuggets are able to take this one away I think that nikolai yoga's is going to be able to outperform the defensively year candidate and rudy go bare. But this is going to be a tough match definitely and right now when you look at the standings right now Utah is the first overall seed douse or. Denver is the fourth overall seed Obviously if the utah jazz loses one then the phoenix suns Would be the number one overall seed in the west and no one overall she just in general in the playoffs then. We live the denver nuggets side. I mean they win this one then they could be The three overall seed Over the clippers but eludes us. What not really much panic about. Because next team used the dallas mavericks and their Six games behind you guys so novelist worry about those two teams in the standings. Or then you know the seatings technicalities and playing for the higher seed but without next match-up new york versus phoenix. We're going to have some really good ups as friday's night ends here. New york versus phoenix newark. Phoenix at is Gray gray match up to watch new york. Being no surprise seem this year my opinion you know no one really predicted the fourth overall. See coming down the stretch here and be a season york having a really really tough residencies in The last game was against the denver. Nuggets were lost one. Thirteen the ninety seven. And then this matchup against phoenix. Then after that. You're gonna pay the clippers the lakers and then you're going to play san antonio charlotte and then boston the close out your season. So all these teams being either playoff teams or play playing tournament teams. are going to be tough games for this new york knicks team to play against but At the same time. The phoenix suns Are trying to fight for that Number one overall spot number one overall seeing the whole playoffs. And i think with that Is going to be a close match up. But i think that phoenix finds a way to When this one against new york because last time these two teams met chris. Paul was able to put a dagger in the new york. Knicks winning streak now next in the the last game of the evening. And i said it before the lakers versus the portland trail blazers With this matchup Lebron james will not be playing in and also i believe that Anthony davis day. So we'll see. He is able to play or not a lot of players today on. This report for the lakers other. The anthony davis you contagious. Call roll pope his day today. Market solves today. Cow christmasy today and i was crusoes also on day to day as well and with that This is going to be interesting to see how many of these players play our day today. I'm y'all have nowhere powell Injury report on the portland trailblazers. He's today's wall so all these players know what's at stake here And i think that other than anthony davis. I feel like some of these other guys are going to be saying. Yeah this rub some dirt on it and let's get this get going you know and it's going to be as the bang on davis plays and scam or not if he doesn't then i had the portland trailblazers winning this and i have them getting out of the play tournament and the lakers being in the plane tournament. But dave is does playing this game. Then the lakers do. Have a shot stephanie. Going to be close. I'm not going to give the trailblazers. Nfl the dow just because anthony davis is injured and everything. But at the same time they still have a mantra. Herro andre drummond who's healthy but this leakers team has been a question mark actively with their injuries and everything but For the most part. I think that I think that is does play There has been a video on social media saying that eighty does plan to play against the trailblazer despite exiting the last game. They played in versus the clippers with a back injury. But at the same time I will give the When because i think damian lillard and company on or healthy now In they know of the state here they don't wanna be in that plane tournament whatsoever and possibly play against steph curry and company but Was that probably the toughest matchup Today in probably the most exciting match up today by far and then finally delays multiple today Not a big match up san antonio spurs to the sacramento kings. the kings. Obviously being out of playoff contention sacramento being in the plane tournament. I think that san antonio finds a way to win this one. Not you must have worried about for them but if you loses one then it started starting to get towards that panic side but at same time the spurs were able are able to find a way to win this one of the. Marta rosen company Or i think are going to be able to find a way to This one but recently. I mean the the Sandwich birds have been on a five game. Losing three starting with the miami heat. Boston celtics philadelphia seventy sixers and then twice against the utah jazz on back to back. So been a tough way to end the season. If you're a spurs fan and hopefully you guys are able to keep that a law spong playing game. Because you know new orleans gained close to you guys but they do not have zion williamson today against philadelphia. So that's good news. I guess but at the same time anything can happen so with that. That's going to be for the third segment of today's podcast With the nba the nba game since friday in a lot of playoff implications of the plane implications Going down tonight. So we'll see how this turns out but Next up we're going to be talking about the nfl. And i'm gonna be predicting the visual winters in each division won't be talking about what teams are really improved after the draft and free agency and how I think they will fare in the next season. Nfl stay tune and will be coming up next on. Gsm cease towards podcast. Are you looking for help with your fantasy football team. Check out the gsm. See fantasy football podcast. Get today's best advice on who to start to sit even who. You should draft from sleeper picks. Red hot lineups. They got it all covered for you. That's gmc podcast. Dot com backslash fantasy dash football dash. Podcasts we'll cover traditionally dynasty few pr. Even i leagues when you need fantasy help. There's just one show to hit up. Don't forget to like them on facebook and follow them on twitter visit. Gs mc podcasts. Dot com for more info. Already lease gentlemen. Thank you for sticking with me here on today's podcast. Some of this guy done talking about the tensely of nba games on friday and how can have implications on the nba playoffs and on this. Use me in the nba playing tournaments. Well for that also talked about The floyd mayweather fi- versus Logan paul fight will be on june six at the at a rock. Hard rock stadium in miami and then the first segment i talked about was the Efa champions league Final versus manage the city and chelsea. That game will be on may twenty nine th at three. Pm eastern time but without further ado. Let's get into the last segment of today's podcast. This will be about the nfl and my predictions on who will win each division Next year so with this there are if you didn't know there are four. Total divisions per conference or to conferences and eight total divisions all Obviously the afc and nfc being the two divisions and venue have the east north south and west of visions on both conferences. Now let's turn afc afc side of things and let's start with the afc east now. The afc east has the buffalo bills. Who were thirteen. Three last season I knew division. Obviously the miami. Dolphins were ten six in second division. Last year. didn't make the playoffs. Keep in mind and then the patriots seminar that division Third in that division and then The nearer jets two in fourteen and not division my prediction for this division. That i think the bills will win on this division. Don't get me. Don't get me wrong. Is going to be more competitive. This season with the pats jets dolphins all adding talented players to the roster. Either from free agency or from new drafts. When you look eh on the dolphins they have aegean water company. They got some offense environment is of pc parts in free agency the patriots to the best tight ends and frene seeing the drafted mack jones. Who might be the future quarterback from here on out and then obviously the new york jets. Who haven't had the hat didn't have the best season last year but the same time. They do have a brand new quarterback at the home on the have a new coach at the home as well and that culture for that Organization is definitely changing for the better but with this When you look at the division. I say this division is the bills is the division to lose because when you look at How to bills. Look look on paper. josh allen. Obviously coming off of a career year last year with four thousand five hundred and forty. Four total yards Thirty seven touchdowns and an qbr of eighty two point three I'll be looking on closely after being number two heavy people this year and he could be the favorite to the early favorite. I should say to when. Mvp of aaron rodgers is not playing this year. And how the really going. I'll be going over that once you go over the packers division but excuse me but this team is hungry to get back to the conference championship. The bills out his after losing to the chiefs las year and on paper I think this is obviously the best team. This division with josh allen being the best quarterback in division obviously you have steph on the best receiver emmanuel sanders. They add last season or this season from free agency. Cole beasley as well. Who's a reliable target target for josh allen. And also you have single terry and zack moss as running backs for this buffalo bills team. All all on team two teams that could be the winners of division. Are the dolphins in the patriots on the dolphins is because they had a great last year in the only added people to their roster that they absolutely needed on the great pick and janelle waddell a great value for him as well as the same time the patriots a having bill bell checking company match jones. You know who has been named a starter but could be if Cam newton does not fulfill his role as started there. But for the most part The pats obviously adding there too tight ends in. Johnny smith and hunter henry to their arsenal. I think that they're going to be a team. That could be an upset team or a dark horse team this season saying but dolphins too now next up the next division is the afc north on amc north obviously when the toughest divisions right now football with the steelers ravens browns and bengals who day nation. What's up but the steelers were twelve and four last year The baltimore ravens were eleven five. The browns were eleven and five as well. Then the bengals were four. Eleven and one now. This was a tough choice to choose from. But i think that The ravens wall win this division. I said this is one of the toughest divisions if not the toughest division right now football on some other divisions come up. are the Nfc ease the washington football team giants tabloids and eagles. Then you also have the nfc west with a seahawks rams cardinals and forty nine nurses as well on all both. Those three divisions could be talked about as a toughest. Football is I think that the ravens will win this division All know when. I was looking over. This and i was looking on paper. I'm which team was really the best team. I think that the browns are really the best team on paper so to say you look the steelers and how well they played last year. And you know. they had. How many games. Where they went undefeated on but at the same time i questioned a big bench health and his play in no at all for the game To same time his game has really changed differently as years have gone on here. He's been getting the ball quickly out of the pocket rather than you know. Sit there and you know maybe taking a hit or sending up to the head and throwing the ball down theodore whatever but without amine juju smith schuster and wife seemed recording. Company have been dropping a lot of footballs in the passing game. That is so. That's another question going into this year. And how well. They're really perform and company but at the same time. I think the ravens win this. Because i think lamar jackson is a guy to get it done. And at the same time. Even though the mar- doesn't have like a number one threat like devante. Atoms a deondraye hopkins decay maktabs and company. I think that same time The defense is legit in that. I think that This team has to get it done one hundred percent because when you look at it obviously the browser team the other team to look at on paper but at the same time they're not allowed teams that can hold them are jackson too. You know what he's not capable of so to say and without i mean The light the bills this team the ravens out is has some proves well go into the playoffs. You know Last year they beat a texans or texans. The titans team that beat them the year prior to that On their home field. And um there's lots of rivalry going on there but After that game After one that game that is on they played a the buffalo bills but lots of them. So for the most part. It's just going to be Is this year's going to be the year for the ravens to get to the conference championship and with that. I feel like that. They're going to have to go through the browns at least twice and maybe three times. Maybe they play him in the playoffs in the semifinals or the quarterfinals. For example but Like i said tough tough division to choose from the one team. Bow pig is my bengals. Seem brewed nowhere. Close to winning that division anytime soon. maybe next year. Maybe the year after that but this isn't really year with joe burrow coming off of a gruesome knee injury We'll see how he plays this year. But at the same time the bengals are in rebuilding form now next up the afc south probably won the weakest divisions right now. I'm football Just because The jaguars are the jaguars coming off of a one fifteen season. Then you have the texans who nominally coming off before twelve season but also could be without their starting cornerback watson for two seasons so we'll see how that plays out but as of right now i'm going to assume that the shawn watson isn't gonna play for the season or at least the first game of the season and then also the two teams in this vision at least last year that is were to end in titans. Coach were eleven five times also eleven and five times tiebreaker though in one division on this year I think it's pretty easy to choose between the titans and the colts. But i'm gonna pick the titans to win this division. I think Like i said. I detail records but at the same time on the times. Still have their cannery. Aj brown to work with ryan tannehill on the starting quarterback for that team And ozzy henry and brown will be the focal points for that team. They lost The corey davis agency wants to the new york jets. A lot of wild science for the jettison that were surprising along with him and kara lawson but with that The colts are also going to be team the lookout as well. They have won the best defense last year on the have won the best Backup quarterbacks in the league and jacoby perset but also the starting quarterback team. I'm expecting week. Want to be carson wentz after philip rivers when should be the started for the team but if he's not on his duties i believe that Jacoby will be a great Backup quarterback for that team and he'll be ready at any point This call not been. He'll be ready and one of my favorite players to watch a being angles fan and everything but Without to move on to the next division malcolm spend too much time this division. Because i feel like this is a really a no brainer to win. This one is the afc west In our last division here in the afc and the broncos were the worst even this division five in the levin. The charges were seven nine. The rails were eight and then you had achieved four can twelve. I think. I think you folks know where i'm going with us. I think the chiefs. We'll be to wants to win this. Obviously patrick mahomes tyreek hill travis. Kelsey and andy reading companies no brainer for teams to win this division. Unless some serious injury happens to patrick mahomes travis kelsey or tyrique cole and company The division could be for grabs but as of right now is a no brainer. The afc was no doubt about it now. Moving into the nfc. Let's start with one of the toughest divisions that i said beforehand on. That could be tough. Division to choose from it is nfc east To go through the teams in here the eagles who were four eleven in one last season the worst human division. The cowboys are six and ten. The giants were six ten and then the washington redskins or excuse me the washington football team or seven and nine now. This was a really tough Pick and choose from just because You have new changes in the eagles orientation with jalen hurts. I gotta say it again. He should be starting quarterback even though he hasn't been named named it officially but i am expecting him to be starting quarterback for that team. Also you have devante smith to work with Jean rager as well But we'll see how well that receiving corps does along without defense as well. Then you have the cowboys through last season sir. Best quarterback To season nj season ending injury But you also have mark. Cooper ezekiel elliott. Who is thought about as one best running backs in nfl on that team cd. Land is coming off of off of an electric rookie year. And then next up you have. The giants obviously have daniel jones and company saquon. Barkley is coming off of A season ending injury last year. On kenny golladay. Who signed with them as well. Then you look at washington and you see a tonio gibson and company and their defense is pretty good they have won the best defense two lines out there but at the same time as a tough. It's a tough pick between these four teams really. Anyone can win this division in my opinion but i think will win this division so tough to predict with injuries and everything new faces being brought around teams. If this team is healthy. I will say with dallas. They can do a lot more than just win. Their division now not saying that their win a super boring. Don't me wrong if you're a cowboys fan. I think you guys might be able to win a playoff game. If you got able to say a healthy was zeke. Amari cooper in ceedee lamb and company but It will definitely be tough for This seemed to win this division. No doubt because like i said loud new faces a lot of new places. So we'll see how this turns out as the year goes on now next up next. Division is nfc north Now this the vision. Obviously having the packers. The bears vikings lines the through five and eleven. Vikings were seven to nine bears were alienate impacts thirteen three. Now i'll say this. Is this start us off. If if the packers do have aaron rodgers start season then they will win this division. But if aaron rodgers did play in this division i think all focus goes to the bears or vikings because the bears obviously having drafted justin feels an electric athletic quarterback who is looking to get out there and get his feet wet and everything then. You had the vikings who obviously have in my opinion. The best receiving duo and adam feeling justin jefferson. But at the same time. You have kirk cousins as your quarterback. And i don't think that He's that great enough to get this division in wraps so to say to win this division. All but If i can the bears and the vikings on probably choosing the bears this because their defense aggressiveness and everything that made the playoffs last year. So i have hope that Justin fields will be named the starter sooner or later for that team and bring great. Great value to that of franchise and for the city. So without like. I said the packers win this. Division f- aaron rodgers plays here if he doesn't play this year then. All bogus goes to the bears and the vikings. But if i choose between the bears and the vikings on choosing the bears and now next up second the last division here the nfc south Nfc south having the reigning champions tampa bay buccaneers But to go in this division the falcons were fourteen and twelve last year or four twelve. Last year on the panthers were five and eleven. The bucks were eleven and five and the sensual twelve and four. Now whether this is. I didn't want to say this is a no brainer. Like the chiefs division. Because you still have the saints. Who have alvin kamara. Mike thomas but without drew brees our two guests That team will be like with sean payton. The head coach of that team almost see who will be named The quarterback rick one by the james one center tastes some. Hell should be interesting. But i have the bugs winning the division on just because of the bugs brought back all their starters from last season from the super bowl winning season. That is Their chemistry is a hundred percent. So they're town still there. New hard work is definitely still there as well With brady leading the way for them. You also have a mike evans a letter for net In company then on the defensive side you obviously having down consumer carlton davis Labonte david linebacker. So this seems stacked and ready to really try to make repeat for this At nfl or simple championship so with that in the final division for this podcast is the nfc was probably won the toughest division. Like i said with the nfc Es and the afc north on in that conversation as well Think that the cardinals will win this division with this You look at the forty niners and all. These teams have made either some type of improvement Imprisoned or to draft but before i get into the cardinals assist review this division from last year for nine for six and ten cardozo eight ransford. Ten and six seahawks were twelve and four. When you look at a seahawks obviously didn't make that big splash in free agency. They really look at their draft so to say. I don't think they drafted anyone. You know that Well known or or something like that and then Fertile ramsey obviously added matthew stafford and traded away Jerry goff for him on. We still have a Aaron donald On that team. The best defense alignment in football right now. No if ands or buts about it and then you obviously have the cardinals Who i think will win this division And then afford neither to obviously drafted a young quarterback and trae land some who is authentic quarterback but at the same time. He is a rookie. So we'll see how he improved this season. And if you'll be named the starter if jimmy garoppolo does fulfill his role as starting quarterback there now the reason why i have the kearns win the division is because i think they had an impressive additions to this team from free agency ended up. Made me think the cardinals can do some damage the division and eventually win this division as well. i'm not only do they. Have marin the hopkins already on that team but the people that they add on the team or people that you have to look out for james conner running back rodney hudson that old line. Jj watt d. n. malcolm butler defense. Back Stephen collins linebacker the in the first round ronald more wide receiver who taking the second round and the marco wasn't a quarterback who they picked in the fourth round all players that are gonna make a huge impact as soon as they hit the field. No doubt about it and Still to visit like. I've been saying hugh trump but i fade currents will be the wants to win. This division was calamari. Deandre hopkins being the way for this team so with that A lot of a lot of lot of new faces and lot of new places And all in all is going to be a fun. Nfl season that's going to be young. Comey right around the corner sooner or later so without I just wanna thank y'all for Listening to gmc sports podcasts Brought to you by the gmc podcast network to ask you to. Please remember to subscribe to the show or write a nice review that helps us out Also if you can please follow us on. Facebook twitter or and instagram much appreciated. So thank you and have a great weekend. Ladies and gentlemen. You've been listening to the golden state media concepts sports. Podcast part of the golden state media concepts podcast network. You can find this show and others like it at www dot. 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66 - Manchester City Are Champions ... Again!

The 2 Robbies

45:31 min | 2 years ago

66 - Manchester City Are Champions ... Again!

"Hello and welcome to the to robbie's podcast with me raleigh muster and him robbie earle and that is it twenty eight hundred nine thousand nine hundred premise season is over thirty eight match weeks. Three hundred eighteen games have been played and we finally have a champion and not champion is manchester. City repeated have gone back to back in the premier league. They'd be brighton away four wonderful job done at home against wolves winning two nil l. but rob big five's going into this last much week <hes> i it's so rare we get such a great race coming down to the final day. There was a potential for a little bit of drama. <hes> brian scored the first goal but after that city move through the gears showed why they're champions with the goals the quality the controlling their nerves a little bit and four one comfortable and you spot on. I saw controlling the nerves leaves. <hes> was an important element. I think everything you want in a champion manchester. City can give you they. They can play. We know they cannot possession they. They can tell for out then company said something. The game was really <hes> doing not much. She said it's okay. Oh schooling goals because we've got a team. That's built school goals but he says oh all stopping goal sometimes acceptance that we're not very big team you think of maybe the to send a box. Maybe dina if he plays and i'll try that maybe cow walk is not particularly great monday defended. They still go for high everywhere else. They've called ville places like five foot. Nothing's so their determination attention to detail their drive and let slash gold down here yeah but that football will oh find a way and also the manager big change. I what made a big call tactically ryan sterling played in the central midfield attacking role the calendar broin enrolling for lichen but not a civil place higher up and it didn't start well. They didn't play him not getting. I'm looking at something different because it yet to change it before. He's done this before a few games ago because we do every game account remember shauna walls but rhyme studying plan this place in changing changing so after thirty minutes but on a silver <hes> then comes into midfield rhyme sterling goes to the left continent with his right foot our as on the right company with his laugh which of course <hes> ended up being a goal as well in the second half so <hes> made those changes the team found a way to find you know to get through the creativity <hes> <hes> big names on the bench. Come back on the bench chasers on the bench. Leroy sony doesn't get the start again <hes> but they the quality comes through it doesn't the quality comes through sergio greg in the first gulf cleverly or flick dabid silver on the coney finishes off through the legs of the goalkeeper and just from that point on you just felt their all the bright and they're going to get the goals the only way that this was going to get more dramatic more nervous was if somehow brian could've held onto the one nil knee lead to good aglow. Oh gets worn within what woman twenty three seconds later all of a sudden the pool gets had and then they didn't control and then not gonna let go and do you know what we'll look at this season and a and we were doing a little bit about on and thinking about the game this morning. I'm thinking last season was great but last season was about to challenge for months at city. Nobody else was anywhere near them. Nineteen points behind months. You know it was about them. Getting to the home you points in the new goals and the self-motivation this year was a proper operates this year any slip-up. I'm which will fool teen games on the bounce winning to win out. The title is ridiculous is ridiculous. Hillis is ridiculous and we shouldn't forget this. These kind of numbers crazy numbers have seen this now and you're right. I think it's a good point. I think the motivation of break in records coach was really strong so the need to need a different motivation and that came from liverpool and liverpool provided that unknown city were up for it and i always always we talked about what could go wrong for city and it was if any of these plans were complacent rob because we've seen that before from different teams you know you left as you chelsea's sides avenue to be strong and we just didn't see and the manager takes credit for that made sure every player was doing business if they're on a good run of form there in the side if they're not they're not training well then they're on the bench and that's been the same all the way through and i just think the quality rob this squad and the fact that players from all all spots vincent company goal lapointe scored today <hes> gundi one school today reeb marriage rodin's folds gogol ah yeah but auto silva's stepped up in <hes> even go down the list j. f. lee sunday had this little bell didn't he goals and assists and another slight angle on pet was kind of alluding to and and it's more about people in the major but i wanna make t- take it to a broader since i got the sense this season the neutral football fund the football romantic wanna liverpool win the title. I almost felt much snot you slightly slightly bizarre the in the in the shadow it was about liverpool this issue liverpool gonna win it. Are you going to let them in. Were they going to be there for twenty nine. I his titan twenty nine years. It almost felt his since he didn't get enough credit for what they've done in a miss. Maybe this is ridiculous. It certainly lia's regarding us all. They somewhat not given the credit yeah. They obviously deserve i. I think we do do a pretty good job. I think we enjoy playing appreciate what they do but to others like is it. Is it big enough news. The peps doing this team is doing something that will stay quit with city and it's gonna county on unfolding around is that people are saying. It's the money it's all to do with the money and isn't the money is important because you gotta you gotta know what your time and then when you buy them. You've got to coach you. Gotta get the system. You've got to build a team spirit. We seem val madrid with glaxo's lot to cozumel winners. See much not spend a fortune so that's something that all just going to be able to beat with pabst enough to put up without going to put up with that but you today and we would spoken about but no one was available see too many people. The pool was available. I mean chump soaking talk now. Leroy royston now they weren't cheap these places around the four hundred fifty sixty million which is a big money but but never have they bought the finished talk talk about alexis finish was him coming then it got too expensive when they pulled out and obviously they did the right thing that but buying good young jong players in different spots in his team even the goalkeeper bernardo silva twenty four now but what a player is is turned into another blessed rhyme searching for the back so the structure the philosophy is mirrored. It's match from the very top right through to the young teams that play in their academy. They all try and do the right thing and on buying good young players. It's been a brilliant philosophy in a great job with that. Let me ask you talk about you and i wanna just take a moment and give vincent company absolutely jim in lebanon football club eight major trophies. <hes> four primarily titles now contract expires. You'll pep guardiola. He wants to play. You may be calling gang team as much football as he would like at this stage career <hes> what do well. I think it's an easy decision now now that you sign him now a month ago <hes> he's not playing regularly month ago. You're thinking what she three thirty every now <hes> maybe maybe pep sinking. You know what we are going to move on. We center that sums h gray and stones. Maybe i mean it's got to be ready. He is a backhoe yeah yeah denise anyway but but over recent weeks he's played. He's played the whole game. None of these injuries is out before scoring the ah incredibly important goal the coming off with five minutes to go. Is that almost assign lightly. Let's give out cantinas leaving that dot sendoff that i just obi obi shocked what he means a lot more reliable. Can you imagine how these young players the the modern game the social media and believe the hype and all the medals and trophies. No manager is all over that as well but somebody in the dressing room to make sure they can put an arm round or whatever's going around the air. A couple of the younger ones get a little bit cocky leroy. Sanni properly is one of those because he should be playing more giving his numbers. Sometimes each good and we've been adjusted is <unk> sometimes when it's not always coming from the money when fellow pro and all the pros go. There's a great play. You need to go down a little bit. That's what you get with vincent. That's what i'm thinking you lose. That's why wouldn't i under no circumstances and he's an example of professionalism around the training ground looking after himself. South shore is the first and last away to try and make sure he's fit <hes> so yeah. That's a good point i i. I'd be shocked if he leaves the club unless he's saying. Have you know what i i just wanna play if you're weak. I i'm going to go somewhere else but i don. I instead of football club wanna go down the road. We saw this season with what munch that he did. Last year we start joking conversation all about all of this city team one of the best in plumbing me. You and i think we were number said let's see let's see what happens again. Next time around one again being pushed to the very limits by liverpool but again but tobacco may have been on three times didn't win the trump say but which will can premier league era of teams that we've seen whether where we thank you well all this the question is is it the best ever team we've seen at a club side of england okay now i was of the thought i need to see more time another season which we see now a lot my argue and by the way this is not me so i think i think they are the best that the i i told you in fact tell the trophies tell you they might do <hes> make history again by winning the domestic treble the league cup the permanent permanent tile on the f._a. Cup if they can beat <hes> what for next weekend some people might say that trump is going to be part of it. There's been plenty of other teams from england. This won the champions league league and without that trophy. I would get an argument if somebody makes an argument undersung argument like yeah but does that does a champion. We've seen plenty of champions. League win been no any of the best teams in europe. No you need the best teams in england. You know it's a cup competition so so i actually don't feel it should be the organs orion should be all this. We've played in and we can only took by watson liverpool great teams. We've seen played against the munch teams against the awesome great teams we have what's the chelsea teams grocery marino not period in terms of what they do and how they do it on top of the bunch. I think so i mean the the way that they play is so difficult to pull that off. Yeah yeah yeah you can you cannot get any and everybody styles different defensive counterattack back in the chechen county and marino we didn't see that with austin on united for the in the liverpool team of the eighties robert brilliant brilliant football but just this total afoot ball from back to front the amount of goals the amount of entertainment that consistency thirty two wins out i mean can you just imagine that by the way that's two seasons on the spend thirty two of the thirty eight games that's games over two seasons six games people lose in a month. Yeah i just find that remarkable given and it's a few years ago now but we know what it what it was like to play against the size and you run yourself into the ground and one nineteen to come with beckham and gigs and roy keane's skulls and all them wow that yeah and then night beat you cool. They got every week on the way uh home. We've run ourselves into the ground to try and beat them. They be us. They have to every other week away from home so i i know how hard it is but also playing that style they pulverize is everybody nobody without presses. I'm rob. Nobody presses them or very few because you press him. You leave space behind yourselves. They are going to hurt you and the football all on getting in behind that we've analyzed a few times with with these patterns that they make to try and get behind the full bucks. It's been putting into watch billing to all chen <hes>. They've been pushed all the way up up by the team. Who finished second. Do you know all in quite rightly getting the credit and applauded so th th th this campaign many of the us they wanted to i would with ninety seven points but let pool. It's is this a case of a stall in point for liverpool with you can clock to go on from rather than and i mean we've seen little pull in the past and the go close and then it fell away. You just don't get the sense. He's gonna happen this time because the team's veteran team is better which is better. I mean everything about you. Know the the play twenty six zero dollars for up to eighty four million dollars that made a few little rix early yeah <hes> it lasted ten the bug waikele and after that nothing <hes> in terms of when the golden state golden glove because you clean sheets yeah to an unclean she so that that's great we know about defending players. We know about the business to bring an end any roberson alex trent agenda arnold of course as well. It's done a great job. <hes> on those plays up front. I mean that good ages. They're good ages to carry on so there's no question an incredible leap has has been made by liverpool football club with this manager now continuing the improvement process and for me rob. There are a whole new level. You know the whole club club. Now will take this as a benchmark this the way we train. This is the way we play you know. This is the energy the spirit can you you know i it will last and it was stay relevant that lift for football club that this team has got to a point where anybody coming in or younger players trying to get a first team. This is the level now that there are and and you know going forward next season. I have no reason to think they not going to be strong or even stronger. I think you might and in that little pools. Ah recent years were vying for fourth spot in the league and just make it china's a whole different. This is a title challenging gene outfit now should be over so so they could go back to being a four and just don't get the sense you you'd jump has meant that the top level now. I think you look at the group of players. I think one or two might go out rob. I think he might freshman alphabet and we see daniel storage. I think yeah there's talking about game last game today. Live paul marino the contracts are up to these plans could leave <hes> recruitment krugman been good a little high does he stay big cooled on a couple of that she kyrie we've seen in and out but just go into that next level. I think the it'll be backed by the owners. They'll get it and obviously they've got champions. League fulfill to look forward to as well yeah they have. I mean just looking back to defining moments and we mentioned a few few times today on the on the leroy sonny's golfer muncie. John referred when city beat liverpool at home. They needed to beat them. They were sevens hind lost that game that have been ten points behind. It's been a huge game and sanni schools that goal to inflict the first premier league loss for liverpool without that goal. If i won one one it's different win the league and they're they're invincible visible win the league probably a hundred points yeah when the lee yeah i it's just thus the difference <hes> back then when liverpool drew those couple of games rob yeah. We know how yeah you'd be lying. One loss all season lost souls those rules. We posted on our show like well. You know you don't win then yeah. It's a couple of those have been the different. It's it's such an achievement by this man. I think is managing beautifully. We should we just spend a moment because we we do give you know nothing on the saint louis on on our show we we give a pep guardiola plenty of praising and in terms of what's doin' club has a house how's singlehandedly his personality and seal all over this football club money's deep brilliantly presently when he asked you have to go with plays. He doesn't seems you'll have strong. Words and people know you said the allison thing. Maybe messing around a little bit with bulls. Don't live a mentioned donnacha beckett visit. There was the jim henderson one time when he took him off in one of the games and you went to shake henderson's on then did locked-in away and went sit down down and and called him back and put into him and now didn't initial cans and that's a money didn't make a big thing of of it because people were saying. Oh you're often we see a play. We know he's disciplined getting caught with saying you're my captain of my football club. When i put my hand out to shake it shake and we don't know by the way we how we would react to some bad form yeah yeah since he's been the football club. There's been a all nothing th th the of course the closest. They've they've come in. The finishes have been what fourth breath fourth or fifth round but all the time. You always thought okay yeah but that's progression here getting better so i don't know if if bad times how he reacts whether he because he's never said a bad word about his any of his players role. It's always creates environment. That's positive that is no negatives. If you gal you feel out of place and these <hes> these spirit and and something about this group that's been engineered by the guy in charge other thing he's brilliant job. <hes> little must be delighted with unlimited funds right now must be involved with a quote that he said is press chromosome. I always i love the press is rob takes takes a while on a on a thursday and friday to listen to the more and he's referencing back <hes> some of the players after after that barcelona game and said i think as robertson that said <hes> it's only pain and he said to the press conference you know if i could say he said three or is is it. Maybe it's four words to some liberal football club this season. He said it's only pain so that's how strongly he feels about the the other side of the football not just the technical and tactical on an goals and assists and all the fancy glitzy stuff he really is about grit determination and like it's only pain. My players will play on with pain. Thus what the guys <hes> will do for for me for this team and the club <hes> <hes> i jordan it's nothing said the same thing so that was his manager going into this weekend is only pain it sums up his team and i think that's a really good way and that's what champions needs sometimes well because i remember member josie marino's teams who used to greater out loud hall you used to be warriors and say whatever happens we find they're getting a little bit about liverpool and by getting get him out and that gives him the extra dimension and they've got to be looking to push your now and obviously champions league would be. I think a reasonable reward for what they've done. I really will be i mean i mean it really would be we'll again. We'll we'll podcast after that <hes> but just just going forward robin internet season little bit. Let's just kind of look ahead and some stuff going again in terms of strengthening yeah. They don't need much it. Don't mean a a real technical cool playmaking midfielder midfield player. Potentially you say chamberlain who's going to be getting preseason that gives them a dribbling gulf. Enron quick powerful guy got plenty of legs with milliner henderson <hes> wine album fabiano <hes> but little silky play when you can just maybe opened things up when there was goals wayne going in and new in getting them for midfield just thought football or something but it's not the case was well apply that just to find his coffee. Goals is getting into the box. He'll be happier in his second season so there's no reason there's just no reason why with this guy. They won't go again and half a right good. Go at it went closest time. Certainly we'll be fine. We think next time around should take a quick break word from our sponsors and that's it for the top of the table but we're going to concentrate concentrate attention on the team that finished six thirty one one point behind liverpool and they've got bickham ahead. We're going to much united. It can be a little frustrating especially if you're in a hurry or running late find yourself at a railway crossing waiting for his to train and if the signals are going in trains not even there yet you can feel a bit tempted to try and sneak across the trucks. Well don't ever trains is often going faster than you expect them to be and they can't stop even if the engineer hits the brakes right away it can take a train over a mile to stop by that time what used to be your call is just a crunched hunk of metal and what used to be you. Well better not even think about that. The point is rush. You can't know how quickly trae mill arrive. 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If smoke is detected in the home the smart alarm will notify you via exclusive voice and location technology and send a notification to your smartphone own whether home or away a smart home should start with smart protection and one link by first alert welcomes you to a smarter safer home visit one link dot. I dot com for more information. When you need auto parts for can't get to a still visit o'reilly auto dot com you can buy your parts online and pick them up reilly auto parts store of your choice. No shipping costs easy tunes inconvenient pickup on your schedule. Shop your way for the parts you need at a rally. He also dot com. O'reilly auto parts better parts better prices every day. Uh-huh okay rob you. We've talked about those those top two teams. That's just go down the table a little bit now know that chelsea now snow will compete in the europa league final. That's great for them to look for to another spurs in fourth place <hes> going to be in the champions league final against against against liverpool now manchester united the last two premier league results huddersfield away one one in cardiff a home neil uh-huh to two relegated sides and two games where all they're gonna socia- could prove to the club to the team to the fans that yeah we've. We've had a bad run book. I can fix this. I'm gonna put this right before the indices. He's not done it rob. I'm stunned at this result. I'm stunned. We did our predictions. I'll pick them before. Full things got started. I picked united to win. Two-nil i'm like well card if they don't enjoy going to the united but that'd be thinking about the holidays. Don't wanna get injured. They don't have to come in reporting for treatment treatment because the injuries they will just enjoy themselves and united with all the stresses the strains the problems are bad results will surely find a winning way to at the end of the season that we heard the boos ring out the end of the game and i'm going to shock talks about. We're not good enough for sixth right now. That's not mine united well at the moment and i'm hearing about united what they should be and this is manchester united and all this stuff they call a work to do whether it's from the very top of the football club which i think the problems go to that situation with the glazes to at woodward to the manager now to the plays and they all take that little bit of blame but aren't you a you shocked rob how it went from really poor pneumonia to like wow this is this is more like this is what these players can due to like drop off a cliff. Stop playing while i'm when saul show came in and i think the reason why the job was he came in and i i think in in twelve games at one time in driven beaten any phase twelve the mind is little bit of what months that used to be and everybody. Everybody jumped onto this we all we play with a smile on the face but actually this group paint. Let me tell you exactly where thinking and and gave this little. Oh bethel last night depending on where we were before. They lose two nil home to call it of all teams. They're becoming less relevant snotty. You just said devote leagues. Go go awesome chelsea. Champions leagues go spurs in liverpool city when the tiles england munch not world. I mean the second second music. When you play school full. They'd be in the shield. You know when you got knocked out of the competition in very good. I mean my interest interesting onto. The moment need to understand where they are and i'm talking about. This is huge are looking to sell show. Let's deal. Let's say he lasted lasted three years and three years time it'll be ten years since much touted. When a tile we could be talking about united going back in the wilderness. If we don't care what happened to liverpool said it would in nineteen ninety two thousand nineteen season in liverpool hadn't won in thailand and how liverpool got back to the top almost the very top it could get top of european football the chimpanzee they win they go that rubio with a change of ownership <hes> <hes> with john henry fenway sports taking over and reorganizing restructuring a director of football made some appointments differ managers and they found the right gone on yoga club. The glazes have to take control of this club if <hes> if they're interested enough if their hands on enough and say you know what there's got to me too director two main guys a commercial guy football guy and it's as simple as that right now. They've got one guy doing both ed woodward remarkably. It'll be getting a device off different people. I'm sure maybe ferguson and would is making huge full boarding decisions and he's got no qualifications experience or try record to do that. Different manager appointments is okay. Do certain signings certain extensions a now of course jumping quickly to appoint oughta social rub when they didn't need to now now is the time end of season saying if if if if you haven't it'd be like now okay. This is a big job <hes> who are going to get ah because it's not going to be this guy too quick but i'm believer in. We all wear we all so you've got edward within this situation all the social in the money just job now well. How do we fix this. That's where we're out. Well you know edward with isn't just gonna walk away. Gonna sell say just become big places now. So what in what both people need men need help. All the social needs to write technical guy to start building you. You just said however liverpool liverpool liverpool. I'm gonna go back over one season. This has been emmy or full year progression yeah now mention. I have the same opportunity but always show. The people in charge can make those cool well. That's what i'm saying is that that's what i'm saying. The collect the glazers chango and get guy he can go and find the technical guy who can put the building blocks in process and they can start the prosise owner should demand. It doesn't know the owner. It doesn't football if he doesn't know those go to get somebody else does know that he knows the commute the the but he knows he doesn't know the football so go and get the best foot while you can't. This is this is. This is a good friend of mine raw brighton a good friend of mine. I'm not gonna say his name but this is what he does. He restructured football clubs from the very top and he said to me. I don't like to work with chief executives or i have to work with the owner because the owner is the only guy the consi- insight chief executive run everything now sorry mate. We're going to change it to a football guy to a commercial guy. So you say not support ego if like it doesn't want to let go. He thinks he should he should he want. If i was ed wood and not listening to those boos chaffee i'm hearing would without getting immediate payment haven getting criticism. I do get around you. Find the best guy a months. You not only to work thing. I have no idea why i know i know aw but this guy who does it for career for a living all over by the way and different sports all over america as well very very experienced. You've been a high level clubbing as well. He said if the owner doesn't want it the chief execs in this case that we don't necessarily want <hes> dilute rose and make these decisions ona ona hood. Tell him that you would say he wouldn't wanna what with the ownership doesn't do if the owners on that involved because he doesn't look to me like the glazes also what your saying we go big problem here. We've got a big problem manchester united. If the ownership groupon taking around zone correct put the person isn't they put in charge doesn't know the football listen. This ship is not being led by would isn't it so he's saying khalil. Football teams real football teams. We might not have only social a permanent manager. That's real fulton's <hes> yeah. It's it's stunning. Let's swing it to the place. Yeah swimming should know how much of building john you know we. We weren't sure what this was capable off off with. A different managers and social goes in them like wow he go. This is what they're capable of and now they've they've totally totally foreign off. A cliff left yeah mediocre. Let me tell you the majority this group is mediocre and if you already know and josie uh-huh crazy because that's the way they could do it and being concede gold they sort of the biggest achievement looking back you'd have to say he was mediocre group of players who played for manchester united. What did you first of all i. It's it's it's extremely worrying that this team can up themselves to look amazing and then can be awful so you oh you know you're not finds talk to me about these. Places is the place for a conscious switch on one week and then just forget about the next week. We know the high profile guys that you could guys that you could point there on of course poor. Polka people say lukaku people save marcus rush foot looks brilliant sometimes an enormous the dow so that's an issue that you know you'd say how i i guess he's got to decide who he thinks is capable of being consistent and who is best players are we we. We've talked about out in kushner funds. We're not talking about so liverpool liverpool. These been a culture created where you couldn't get away with that. Newgen club up system not working not play when we cannot deal with it. You couldn't get away without munches united you. Can i saw the second goal for cardiff today today. Defensive midfield players will walk in black. I mean not that. That's going to be tactics rope. That's nothing to do with that's to do. Who was what's inside you and if not rally you know all these whatever contracts you've got. You've got to start say we got. We got to go again. I gotta move you've they saw an empty installed rebuilding again and and that just goes full circle to the fact that they've spent. I think just short of a billion dollars since josiah marino left and we're now talkin rubio about huge clear alex sawyer zero six years yeah a billion dollars and now we're saying that mediocre full circle go back to the ownership to the people responsible for recruitment enough edward would and should never be getting to stage munched a and and luckily gonna solve show played against him new saw him a few times outside of football lovely guy tide of eighteen plus glories now tied of hearing about las glories. We've gotta start getting to go. What else should we the united. It's fun the cold front that he's shown trouser correa chevy's in twelve games that he could get much playing some of their kind of football the funds one. That's <hes> that's only shown drop-off. <hes> how much is the players just cannot enough fit or how much does the oregon social couldn't continue to inspire this group. You shut it today. We're back. I said to you before we were just doing a little kind of preview of each mogae said nah not much not much on this one and until you when he didn't correct but you certainly said nothing. This is back. It's a big game for much of only gonna social last game in charge. You las game this season. In charge of you not team failing failing failing just put in a good performance winning three or four on hill that doesn't make shit right everything but at least they people go away with the feeling in the mouth start thinking about what preseason is going to the moment mobile mansion mansion hearty mentioned auntie pick where they are. They finished. I'm them that's been say football all the time pre he. Season doesn't go so well. You don't do things go well. Listen you start the season ten games a gun usa in eleventh place. We we've seen all the time particularly from mid table teams the that we think are okay like born with maybe for this season that the great and then to agenda seasons drop-off chop off season after they start the same bright allows yeah it's hard to change that funk and united might be different because the money with some changes but we know from other examples of bringing in lots of places superclub takes time i just this is gonna take a long time as well so far away but somebody's got to take the patients the understanding to say a long term strategy. This isn't a quick fix. This isn't by three plays much not again. It ain't not man just mediocre the players you said right the ones that are not mediocre. Yeah wanna leave. Well these large proper not too happy. Talk you saying you would mongo go for another year because the contract triggered so not only is it gonna be hard to find really good players but the ones want want to go amassing issue in itself so so call blimey talk about a big job for manager as an inexperienced manager happy to be wise after event. Don't loot right well listen. We ain't got talent listeners from from day one. He was always always both of us the number one choice choice the choice but they didn't make the move and it didn't work out well for them so much as you head first osco amongst ninety gem plenty to be don't listen we. We just finished this <hes> this couple of those kind've pub segment type. Who's your favorite. Who's you know. Would you give you'll play to make. I think i would give it a virtual vandyke. Yeah the difference. He's made rob <hes> to that team. The leadership abilities is just night and day and and the biggest reason that of liverpool's what was it like. I think is a twenty. I think that will they lost you. They've gone to ninety seven points. I think there was a twenty five win last season. Yeah seventy five seventy five two ninety seven yeah and that's down to a lot of it is down tobacco so let's go undock. Goalkeeping boondocks been helpful. I'm going to give it to wrong stealing sto- sto- <hes> four what he did on the football pitch he's known bishop didn't similar similar to last you something about tennessee for him as much as about his maturity as a man and as a play <hes> hudson horrific racial abuse in a couple of games stood up. It's become a spokesman spokesman for his own not looking like he wants to help with. The people looks to me like he's a true professional. Now did understands his role become an a really integral part of that city team to a point where i think he's almost doing droppable <hes> <hes> which wasn't the case with him before <hes> sofa for both on the pitch is on the same thing with plans realistic trump's who overlooked player manager somebody overlooked try and pick out a couple <hes> the the maybe she getting more <hes> respect that can go to place here one's more high profile than your peer emmerick a bumming <hes> he's just call share of the golden twenty two goals is he hasn't stopped goals per minute pretty good because he hasn't played as many as i mean he and a team. That's the struggled to be consistent but he has been a consistent guy. We ended the last season really well so i think him and also somebody for the dan ryan fraser iso- born with seven fourteen assist excellent and there's talk about him. Being you know a target of other clubs also is one yeah yeah so. I want to give him a mentioned as well. My overlook play the <hes> goes twitchy mar. I wanted to get a little bit of two corey. What fulford powerhouse midfield uh-huh play who could join most of the top six teams. I'm give him something. Give him another dimension outstanding. Nothing team of plate welded altered the mix looks a lot better than chiampou midfield dean <hes> love and obviously they go to the f._a. Cup with <hes> with the man city coming up as being interesting one as well 'cause. He didn't give them <hes>. It's not it's not just <hes> manager of the <hes> now again. I i mean this. This two or three forty four probably isn't a four for me. You go first on this one. Pep guardiola is number one. Why because we were saying okay people. Tell me what you spend doing back to back delivered it again. The numbers is the stops the possession the way of playing the the standards that he sat english football. He has to be number one. You can close very very close second to champions league listen if he wins champions league so my app y'all knew now esperanto santo wolves doing what seventh best the rest come into the league and giving us a brilliant way of not losing that whoever they played the big of the team almost the bad. They played one the last one yeah. I know i know th that's ah. I think in that there's there's exciting things that might happen in the future. Ben rogers interesting letter city how he might go next season but i think i would go gilgen club. No well just because of the jump perkasa the because the story because of the difference of the race because of the the way that this team is is is so balanced than it's been so powerful how often always at the game and found ways to win. Remember is different parts of the seasons change most centers position to try and get tactically kept going with the same players rotated may great <unk>. I think you know jump in from where they were to where they are right now and elevating the level of this club yoga club as a spectacular job kinda and i just one more in the going rough the nita's rob newcastle unite the different circumstances different manage aged team could be could be heading to jump ship so which begs the question of the rougher which is a really interesting question that we'll be. We'll be checking news every day to find out. It's contracts up with newcastle united. We'll go right and i think i definitely remember saying. I think it's going to be is not season. Does he have to put up with this every single season. It doesn't have to put up with it but you have the choice. I pink if newcastle cough convinced him off giving being claimed that they'll they'll they'll much ambition. He'll stay why it's a magnificent nissim football did if you can get fifty percent going to capacity is is better than most. They love him to the point where they sing his name aimo than any other player. You can tell you look the community looked at that global so important is shown that can keep team up is basically put the ball in my cashways cool. Give me a chance to compete with what he said and that's what was brilliantly phrase. He wants to give him. He's not asking the billions. Give him some money so we can improve the team and so they're not fighting what other clubs to you think that he might think you know. I'm i'm not gonna turn this contract down. I am tennis contracts and i would go to witch clubs the whether it's now whether it's maybe in six months or when something goes wrong which ones of the top six because i think like you said you cuss united is a massive club so anything underneath that he's not bothered so manchester united any india any moment of time in the future where that might that might have no for me not for me i don i just don't feel the fits for him and much night also football club if you need para hands with two years to give them time to whatever likely in the bridge bridge tottenham porch yes if i needed to be just i need something she'll say from. Do i know we'll play good football and keep keep things going. Rougher benches can be money showed chelsea went in. I was an interim guy on the police even go back to chelsea would no i think that's done so they didn't didn't mean to take to him did he because he's got a manchester city which isn't going to happen so there isn't there's not many places primarily khalil spe know what abbott evitable certainly deserves more than what he's getting from my casualty in <hes> we'll have to see how long goes so my friend twenty eighteen in twenty nine season. Please download that you will be showing up. Podcast review the show let us know what you think so and one of the tonci gracie's ever he's manchester city that finished top of the table and make it about tie wins and with the f._a. Cup still to comb it could be a first domestic treble the path and these men the council f._a. Cup party after next weekend's big fixture for now. Thanks for listening. I'm he's must oh together through. The two roby's good not me honest goodbye good night.

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Caught Offside: What did we just witness???

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Caught Offside: What did we just witness???

"Caught offside with regarding and JJ Davani. Yes. Caught off side from the Upper West side of Manhattan, hands gulling and JJ Davani. What's up man, you're alive? I am alive. Seemed like a lot of people were wondering about that. I had to make video and if I didn't see it I explain to everyone you were missing in South Carolina. You had gone incognito in the sense that your phone are being turned off, we're uncontactable. So that that made me realize that DVR was in play. And then I tried to tell people, you know, don't text on tweets. Just let them let them then at midnight. He reemerged with one of the grit Tech's of all time. What the bleep have. I just witnessed couldn't believe it. Yeah. I decided yesterday because my flight was at five thirty and so I kind of decided like in traveling with three year old like it's not like I could go to an airport bar and just watch until my flight boarded. I mean, but it's mass not couldn't there's just no way. And so I said, you know, what I'm just I'm shutting off I'm shutting off, and I turn usually I'll go into like airplane mode or something like that. But this time I said, you know, what I still wanna be able to have access to like, my g mail or whatever or do work or whatever. But I still wanted internet. So I showed off text messages completely. I didn't even know you could do that. But I shut them all down, and I just disconnected. And when I got to the terminal I saw the game was on at like some corner area own one. But I made sure I put my. Back to the screen. Oh law and at one point I heard a guy scream, and I still there was like in my head of thing. Okay. What could that have been and in having a heart attack and having now watch the game? I have no idea what I'd love to find that guy. What was what was that moment that I heard that man being murdered? Andrew his back was watching the game. He was in one of the spots where he was doing that. But I love to know what it was because my God there were so many moments from that Tottenham Manchester City game. But you gotta walk Hawes people to just scream, but the great thing is you got to watch it in purity. I had no idea. I truly had absolutely no idea when I turned it on her about ten fifteen last night as to what happened. So like, I always say to people if you're willing to disconnect it can be done. Yeah. It can be done. Going off the grid is not for Alex Jones fans and Survivalists alone for soccer fans soccer fan. Yeah. Oh my God. JJ? I don't I mean, the only thing I guess I could compare. Two for how your feeling as a fan? Such a different game. But probably the the agony and emotional changes of the USA ALgeria game. In terms of just the way, I felt when was over just like this feeling of like just like your spent just ran a marathon or something. And I think that's really the only other one that. I I remembered your drained on your sweaty after it, you know, you actually you feel tired as if you played some physical part it that was that was not to game even for the neutral. It was unbelievable before we get kind of incident. Nitty gritty of the game. It's kind of fun to like talk about the fan aspects of it. And you know, obviously, I said on the podcast earlier this week that the ten minute stretch from minute fifty two minutes sixty of Liverpool. Chelsea was the ten most exciting minutes of the season. So far if that's the case, then what are the first twenty minutes of that Tottenham Manchester City game. Now, I got bashed for being called a PFM. But I treat it out straightaway. I said this. This is wildly enjoyable, but it's author chaos and silliness, and it was utterly silly. It was every time somebody went forward and attack. They scored I because I was making notes, and I was also trying to live tweet it because I do recognize the fact that a lot of people. They don't have the tying DVR and watch it at the end. They may be can't get out of work in the middle of the day. Although it seems as if most of New York just takes the Champions League days. All I know you do. Yeah. But I mean, I can do that. And and so I'm life tweet, and I basically look up and I see the smiling face of sun like twice. He's scored twice. Good lord. It was wild. It was one Asli it was really wild. And I mean, just to be a montage of keepers falling over and going the wrong way for a while. Well, I mean, if you wanna get into the game itself, I would say that look Manchester City's let's be honest for sick for the most part, Manchester City, were brilliant. They were like watching that game as a Spurs fan. They were terrifying. Well, Kevin debris was incredible Rame. Sterling is now in the conversation. He's looked met. What mess? He's doing is just kinda thing unto itself, of course, in that next here believe beneath messy sterling there. Now. He's fantastic. That first goal was everything that a matches the city found would have wanted to seen in the first leg and was denied it by the. The eccentricities of a manager who will get to later in a bit of death. Put two point drives at that. Spurs defence slips the ball out. The minute left is boot Andrew was in was just a brilliant brilliant goal now. I don't want like the achilles heel for Manchester City on the reason it was two two after what ten minutes was basically. I'm Erica port who on the first instance, that's a really tidy Spurs move nice inch interchange put the ball back. And he just he's off balance is is the most forgivable thing I can say for him and he just this week clearance pass. He laid it off beauty heated up for sun on Edison has committed himself his wits all going the wrong way on he can't keep it out. And then he does it again. But the second one was on forgivable where he steps this hugely heck. Veto ch. Which is in the worst part of the worst bought Spurs break. No, that's beyond a Spurs. Break was devastating city would have been proud of that break sewn shifted onto his right foot and cars, and I mean, if we're talking about the echelons of Raheem sterling wears son in all of this, you know, own believable. Yeah. His star of the game was incredible. It was after the way city started with the quick Gulf from sterling the response. I would say the response from sun. But you're right. He got equal help from LaPorte to make that happen. It was just the worst thing that could have happened for Manchester City. It was so deflated for them to the point where they then allowed it to happen. Like you said immediately after the second goal on you're so conscious of away goals at that point. You're like we are killing ourselves here. Then they go down the feed with, you know, a brilliant brilliant move. There was a ten minute lull in few grind call the low and they go down the field on. It's a quick free kick, and it's everything Sadie are quick and incisive dot ball from. Kevin Dubrow was that raking pasta fire post for Ryan Starling? It was laser-guided. It was absolutely magnificent uninsured his range of passing his football brain is again, we're talking about echelons of messy and starting to bring his brand is on a different level and he picks him out. And starting does the need for at the back post, by the way, even before Brown his pass. I just thought that Bernardo Silva's little backheel to debris. No was great that whole move leading up to that goal. Was it was classic Manchester City. It was beautiful. I don't know what you're if you're a city fan. What do you? I know from my perspective at that point. I thought oh like this is just way too much time for them to only need one more goal. I think Manchester City fans were probably thinking the same. I felt like that goal was coming. I felt that way. I was like this is not a task city will find onerous. And then as the game develops you see a central midfielder for Spurs being. I mean doing his best to stay on the field. Such was the need for him to be there. When Soka went off Andrew it was over for me. Because to bring a kept getting in behind. You had basically known orthodox midfield failure midfielders like son to do things that which he did excellently that he's not really built for and d- decision. Not to give the teenager shift. The his introduction was brought up. Yeah. Skip excuse me. Skip was probably vindicated by bringing on your end. Boy to broin kept finding spots. Abso- deriving Starling. I thought actually Andrew the game was going to get away from spars and city would win comfortably. If. Oh, yeah. There was definitely a moment after guero scored which by the way, it was just like. It was just like a carbon copy of his goal against Queens Park. Rangers to win the league not the past. But I'm saying Aquarius finish from where it occurred from just like. Yeah. The way in which he shot it almost looked identical. Sam Borden was tweeting about it. He you know, he was trying to kind of figure out whether there was blamed to be appropriated to to Hugo Reese for being beaten there. And I think nobody likes to be beaten at his near post, but at the same time, he's absolutely Leatherdale. So hard. But demand thing for me from that was the Kevin Boina Ron where he just slaloms. He takes off Andrew annoying can get coastal beats three or four players really before he sides it in to a guero on. And it was a really great finish. And then I'm I'm like, that's it. That's it. They will. They will prevail. Tottenham had gone along point up to that point without really showing signs of life. And you just felt like, you know, because then you start thinking about the way in which they scored those first two goals, and they came off of Manchester City mistakes. And you just started thinking city are not gonna let that happen again and our Tottenham in a position right now where they're able to create their own opportunity without needing needing to come. From knows mistake will know because of losing socal bringing in your NT Spurs were sitting much much deeper. Erickson was way too far away from the city gold, and it seemed like a manful effort to get down the field. Now that said you rent a still had that chance they header which Edison saved a pri- prior. To his goal, right which and then so the header happened for your rent, a he didn't convert it and then Manchester City went right back down. And that's when they got the goal, right? So you feel as if it's going to take the missed our chance you feel like there'll be one more chance for spars law of averages. But that's it and back corner kick if they don't score off the elbow hip. This game is is completely be on them. So maybe we should talk about that. No. Yes. Sure. Yeah. Man there. I'm just looking at things I wrote down here. And there are so many angles. I wanna get to we'll go to the VAR decision right now on I that one then the the real at the end. Look, I'll be honest. I I think you have to say that this is now the standard for Vars impact. And what it can mean you look back at the first leg and Manchester City benefiting from questionable decision on The Danny rose handball, which they were not able to convert boy, did you ever think it would come back to bite them quite like this and then VAR coming to to save Spurs? Here's the thing. I don't know. I can't sit here and tell you exactly what it was the referee was seeing compared to what we were seeing from what I gather fans were seeing more than what he was seeing. Which if true is it's shocking. If I were Manchester City fan, I don't really know how I would come to grips with that reality all of this with far it's all as I've said from day one. It's all great. And I fully believe it should be instituted. But here's the thing. It's all great in theory. If the technology hasn't caught up to the idea of it, then it's a problem. So if for whatever reason for if the technology is not allowing the official to see pitch side what we're seeing on television. That is a problem and to me that means that it's not ready to be used. Correct. I think if you look at the angle that was replayed most regularly that was the angle that the referee saw Craig birdie on ESPN AFC pointed out that the other angle from Vare the one that shows it hit the elbow. Then hit the hip was not, Sean. But the other thing is Andrew the humble rude. His arms not extended. He has it talked in. It's not like some kind of natural language. Although again that phrase does not work either. But also doesn't the handball rule change in this situation as opposed to if you're a defensive player for a penalty? He's not he's not trying to propel the ball into the net with his arm or his hand. Honestly, I thought if it was your arm in some way. Aides in the goal being scored which in this case, maybe that's up for debate. And in fairness, the referee off of what he was seeing his reaction was was the correct one like he kind of shrugged his shoulders Wayne from the monitored said 'cause I talked about it last week. If you can't tell after certain amount of time, then you just have to go with what it was on the field. We can't sit here forever them. But the problem is if he's not seeing every angle. Well, then that's a failure of the technology and the technology's not ready to go. And so we don't have it. It was very close. I do believe if it when everything that I've seen I think it's I think you can now say like new replace of have zoomed in on the other side. I think you can now say it is it's fairly conclusive that it does in some way touch his arm. Yeah. From the. Decide we saw on TV versus there's a side. No that's been re tweeted about one hundred six times on that site, which the referee did not have access to shows clearly hits the elbow arm area. And then comes onto the hip and into the net the complicated legacy just to get off air for second the complicated legacy of Fernando your intake continues. Eight is I don't even know what to say about him. I hate him. I love him. He's my favorite player. He's my least favorite player. You're right. You're right. We'll talk more about him. Because I have here. I do wanna get to there were so many like heroes goats in this game. I do wanna get to that. But let's stick with our first second just go to the last one. Yeah. Because this was really the moment. So after I I'd say from about the sixty fifth minute on. I am now standing in my living room by myself a can't sit on pacing. And like I said on the podcast earlier in the week. I didn't mean it to be funny. I just trying to relate the feeling of Tottenham fans as all of this. This whole run is going on the sense of doom. That's coming people really responded to that. But yeah, they 'cause it because I really think if you a Spurs fan you can resonate with with that comment. Yeah. I've really think that we're as Tottenham fan base. We're all in. That together. And we all know what that feeling is. Because we've seen it so many it's like me on a hot June day and someone's handing out free ice cream. It's exactly what I need. This is a glorious moment the ice cream is made of sharp glass. Exactly. Right. So for Manchester City to then score for him stone the score that goal after Christian Erickson just commits one of the brainless errors of all time. Just a Nuff with like it's fancy time is over. All right. Just smash the hell out of the ball like Victor one Yama. He he was making great tackle after great tackle. And then he didn't care where. Just do that for him to then pass backwards have deflected by Bernardo Silva. And then like nothing I didn't need to see anything else. We all knew how that was going to ask God for that defection. Well, yes, you could obviously say that dot creates the off site if there's no defection is off site. And so the goal goes in and it's just it just all felt so stereotypical. I to the point where I almost it almost felt stupid like this is just to this is to following the script and then the goal goes in. And I just I walk over to my basement door God, and I just rest my head on the door. And I'm just standing there and the TV is on kind of in the room next to me. And I I'm just motionless with my head leaning against the door about twelve fifteen at night. And then I'm listening to the TV and I hear this from. Danny higginbotham. Yes, I an analysis. Shared factual zone goal. Wairoa is side. I don't know. I heard that. Because in real time. There was no part of me thought there was any any saving this through VAR. And I heard that and I lifted my head off the door, and I just looked over. And I thought oh hang on. And then this. Churn. Factual zone goal has an argument Wairoa he'll side. I don't know what. In that situation. Is there a possible offside with Wairoa mutt? Goodness. Assistant took all. Go short term. I was utterly stunned because I used deflated for you. But more than anything I looked at the Spurs players on. I looked at them fall to their knees. I looked at him heads enhance looked at viral who looked. Crestfallen. But I looked at them through the prism of all these years of things like this happening, obviously, not as dramatic, but of naira tive, and I looked Podger Tino. And I looked at a broken, man. And I thought is might this be the end of the run you're so right. My was thinking the same this it how much more can you take? It felt like it was going to be a seismic moment in their his like a bookmark to the end of something that was almost great for spark. Because they've you're right. They've dealt with deflation many times before and how many Tottenham games have we walked away from where we've talked on this podcast where the neutral applauds them for their effort. But at some point, it's just that's not enough. No, it's not. And this was just going like, you know, we we heard earlier in the four two against Barcelona. We've heard it in Chelsea FA Cup semifinals against Chelsea and Manchester, United and. And it just felt like this was going to be the ultimate in that. And and I don't know how much more that players can take the manager can take that for that announcer to say that it almost hit me. I I don't think anyone you can hear the crowd. It was it was armouring with confusion. Silence. It was like an awkward guess murmuring. Is the right word not even a roar from the Tottenham away fans. I don't think even. The magnitude of that decision. I don't know if it really hit anyone know until play kind of resumed. And there was just the stunned feeling through that place. And I think through every supporter of both clubs that were watching that. It's our first Tare in the goal celebration. Continuum our first real Tare in that from Vare because Donyell story who we've had on the podcast twice. He was incensed by what the not so much the decision. But rather the way it came about what it did to that that whole moment. But we I don't wanna go down that road again because we go into Jj is a theory will I continue. But yeah, he was he was I mean, I from Manchester City fans point of view. I can't imagine a worse way. To lose the dream died in silence. I cannot imagine a worse way to lose. You think? The way pet is celebrating the scenes in that in the hat. I don't think we've seen those seen since that Manchester City QPR Matt now. Can we talk about peppermint? Yeah. Are doing. Here's the thing. I do want to kind of list heroes and villains from this. Okay. Feels like there's a lot to go around. And if you wanna start with pep. That's that's fine. One of the silent visions of the night was LeRoy Sanei on the bench for for Seoul long. I when he came on he at an impact, Andrew, you know, he is a player that you wonder how how much longer he's going to be at Manchester City for no other reason, certainly copy performance other than that. There's something with the manager. That's not quite right. How he stayed off for so long. I don't know when his his especially when Spurs lost the center of their midfield was ripped away. No, I don't understand. I'm when he came on. He said up going to gun for a very good chance, which he reached taken a torch. But let's talk about pet, and let's go back to the first leg Andrew where this all began where he leaves. Okay. You saw the impact of the broin tonight and over the weekend and over the weekend it every week. He plays every time. He does anything. No last week. We talked about overthinking situations and last year when the same thing happened to where chaos ensued in a game against Liverpool in the first leg there. There seems to be an inability for pep to react because he is such a systems based man, this is from Barney Ronin in the guardian this morning. There is a theory that Guardiola the master of control and systems just isn't suited to the intangibles of one off knockout football nights, where an entire campaign can be thrown away in a fit of human frailty or surge of irresistible emotion. There is an awful lot in this that I subscribe to he. He over thinks things he is paralyzed by analysis. He tries I don't wanna say choice to be too clever. He pays the opposition too, much respect and we end up with situations. Like this his ability to think on the fly in these moments of chaos is extremely worrying in a competition about is now in its current guise once upon a time it was ruled by cruel and cold calculating motion and mostly by the Italian teams catenaccio under. I can't tell you how many nights as young fell. I watch pins league quarter-final second legs of first eggs about were as dull as bejesus. There was very little of this kind of mass chaos and and everybody stick to a rigid formation. This is not the time for it. Now, you need to be able to just on an Harris the emotion on the chaos pep. Can't do it. So in terms of his over thinking things, I think the reason I you're really left with no choice, but to agree with that is like, look, it's one thing to over think it in terms of the formation. You wanna play, you know, the style. Do we press against this team? Do we not do we sit back and defend a little bit more? Okay. Fi. There's elements of that that I can certainly disagree with like I did in the first leg when he's playing with an extra defensive midfielder. But to over think it to the point where you opt to go not just with the defense the extra defensive midfielder. But do that at the expense of your best player and Kevin O'Brien? Like, there can just never be a scenario in a game of that magnitude where he's healthy and not playing and I don't miss mean to disparage Gunderson from the first leg, but we've seen this story before. No lesson was learned from the Liverpool game, you know, play play playing. Gonna is good player. But but sacrificing the broin a-. In a first leg. There's no need nor disrespect to spars. It's. I can't understand it. I think spars were there for the taking in the first game. I'm pep came away from it that we created a few chances. We did this. We did that it was such a muted performance in the first game compared to what they were able to conjure in the first half at the at the idiot yesterday just makes some of it comes down to just some some unfortunate luck for him. You know, are we saying this grow scores? The penalty are we saying this if VAR doesn't allow for Nando your rent as goal are we saying this, but he's left a window open for the ripen. Absolutely. Right. Amherst laporte. Like, what is what is pets opposed to do about that the guy's been a reliable defender form for most of the season? You know, some of that is is hard to legislate. But you're right. Look your day. Does score the goal in the seventy third minute eleven minutes. Go by before LeRoy Sante steps foot out on the field. How can that happen? Why? How can that? How can that be a low to happen? And look folks, you can come out me an unsafe. Hey, well, you know, he likes to do extra. Why he likes to you know, he's very this is a guy who is so rooted to the system Rony goes on his pace to say this when he started at a Manchester City there was that video, you know, videos leaked of him on the training field, which where I believe this kind of coaching should happen. I seem do it after games. I don't like it. He's in starting face. He's doing this pulling strings he's doing all guys guys guys guys when we get the ball, sit down drink water, relax. Sorry. That was halftime. And so he is very much systems and position orientated. He painted a white dot on the side of the field during training, untold Starling to to stand on it. He is so bedded to the idea of with who can give you devastating with in the English game better than LeRoy Santa arena. And now, here's the thing. I can't necessarily sit here and tell you who sonnet should've played instead of because you know, every for the most part in attack everyone in the second leg from Chester city did their job. Yeah. But you can Bernardo Silva. I guess would be the guy. But you know, he scored and he was great. But thinking the fly Andrew this. This is what you're supposed to be able to do. Yeah. You're right. I I don't know. Maybe so fine. You don't wanna start Sunday. That's one thing. But when you know you still need goals late in that game after your rent scores that goal into wait eleven minutes. Those are crucial minutes that they allowed to take away deal. It's I don't want to sit here and say, it's unforgivable stuff. They could still go on and win the league epoch fashion. You know, pet is still a great, man. I'm not meaning to say that you know, that that he's not greater worthy of of what Manchester City are paying him. Yeah. But but it's certainly fair to ask questions. He's not perfect. He said last season after Liverpool in the league, he said, we can allow to go, you know, we can allow to go to one, but we mustn't lose control bay scored. And they lost control last night. That's another thing. Yeah. Control is such big part of what he does. He can't afford to lose it. When he does lose it. He has no way to react in terms of other villains in this one. We mentioned the port. I don't really have much else to say about horrifying night for him yet. Simple as that Christian. I mean, I kinda he was bailed out and any Erickson admitted that in the view afterwards that he basically thank God that that it played out the way that it did with the VAR decision. But just his decision to play that back pass. He would be one the the heroes for me. If if pep is a villain. I think Pasha Tino has to be a hero in that. The thing that I said on our last podcast. We were previewing this game was that. I hope taught them still go out and play their game to a certain extent. And look they score two goals. Yes. They were opportunistic goals, but they did score early on and more. So when soco got hurt to bring on to have your rent a come on and to re with two up front to reinforce what you have up front. I thought that was a shocking decision. I saw Davidson Sanchez warming up on thing. Okay. He's gonna come on. And they're going to go. They're going to go all out. Let's defend now because we're worried that. So, you know, so soco does a lot in pushing the play forward and picking out that pass to Erikson once they lost that I thought it just be defended cost now. So for puch Tina bring on your rent who validated that decision in not just scoring the goal. But like we said nearly scoring one before that man that was a bowl old decision by him into pay. Off moment. We're talking about moments that that in a Cup competition. Like, this can swing one way or the other. We talk about reports mistakes. And we talk about the miss penalty in the first light. But one moment for me was Danny rules when the gold was gaping for Bernardo Silva. He got his body. It's the save and remakes say rebound right in front spills it and his Roydon front and rose. What an excellent piece of defending to get his body in between an an ocean away thought that was just wonderful. So he's he's a hero for me as well. I taught one Yama was excellent really do think sawn. There's one reason I can't call sauna hero. Andrew never let it be forgotten that he did this ship was on triple. Yes. It's an advert for ice cream. Shoop shoop. Cohn. Call the visual is very important in that his little dance that he does and the t shirt. What are you wearing what year was that? From I need to speak to my sister, and my career and sister-in-law that was done in nineteen eighty three. I'd say, okay. It's still weird. But I get it that couldn't have happened recently. But he is he's quite something. He is a hero. And yet at the same time. Why why not do something for coffee? Do a cool coffee. Are a Cairo advert ship ice cream. Look great. It looks it looks like a carnival. Yeah. I guess final thoughts on this one before we move onto I exited Venice this whole run the Tottenham on right now. It's easy to forget. Where this all began. Remember the first Champions League match for them against inter when they have the lead late and give up two late goals for entered to steal that. Then the Barcelona game where it was the ultimate, you know, all little Tottenham like oh you played. Well, we're proud of you. But messy was incredible points after two games. And then PSV this like the next one. Okay. This is the one now where they really need to do some and they give up the eighty seven th minute equaliser, just one point from their first three. Then it starts to turn the to you know, kind of thought it was over they played PSV in the next game at Wembley and Harry Kane scored two late goals to overturn the goal. That was scored in the second minute from Idaho van Cain scored in the eighty seventh and eighty nine or seventy nine and eighty nine something like that. And it was a fun win. But even then I remember thinking, well, okay. It's nice to win. It's not going to be a total embarrassment. And then you get the inter game with another late goal for Tottenham to win that. And then it comes down to the Barcelona one. And you get Lucas more with the lady allies are coupled with PSV helping out Spurs, you know, it's it's a run that really almost never should've even happened the help that they needed to get to this point. And the way they've taken advantage of it. They they kinda bossed Borussia Dortmund with a four nil aggregate. They lose Cain there without Eric dire. They lose the soco links Harry wings goes out with an injury before this game. And yet they beat Manchester City, and they're into the semi finals for the first time, I wonder, and I we we've got so much to cover. So don't wanna go deep in this. But I wonder is the smaller squad. That's Burs are operating out of does that create a togetherness in a resiliency and a fight. Yeah. I don't know because I'm sure it does. But I, oh, that's a slippery slope into the are they better off without Harry Kane. And I like I said, I can't I just can't. Zoe innocent, it's nonsense. Let's save I'll say as a Tottenham fan. I'm prepared to move this to the top of the list for me for best Tottenham game I've ever seen. Yeah. By the way, Spurs are in the European Cup semi final. I will deal with what people have been saying that in my red cards in my man of the match section. Also, I it does move us one step closer to my nightmare scenario the caught off site Culp European. I can feel what they're talking about about ready. I don't want people are. I don't want people are demanding another Radha battle, by the way. I used up all my material on on that that one I literally pay for Nazda Goeman here and take you on in my stead. Let's let's move onto. I x events is which probably would have been the headline grabber from these past couple of days. Had it not been for what happened with Tottenham and Manchester City on Wednesday. I think with I XE. Here's the thing that some people are having a hard time with we don't want to I really feel like you. And I are trying to go out of our way to not be patronizing of I because they are three time European champions. Right. And because you know, what they are legitimately a great teams are wonderful. But here's the only problem that I'm having a hard time with in balancing that feeling with the the feeling of will what are they like they're in a they're not running away with the device. No, they're in a dogfight. Fight with PSV Hoven right now. But they are absolutely built for these Cup competitions right now in the way that they played the fearless way. Andrew the result. Absolutely flattered you Venice. It should've been four one. Such was I XE dominance in the second half white chick Hsieh's ni oh what a save multiple amazing blank range with one arm where he gives up no rebound. And what about the one from Zaire? Who who by the way is the shock king of the world. He he is the guy in nine aside on Monday night soccer, where you're like we just pass the ball. He loves his shot. And you wonder if actually the wastefulness this might be the thing that's going in there. It's going to be inspired favor in the semi final near Ziad tach. Always chances all in favor in fairness detach, his west chances where he centered it where where he should've shot himself. Maybe that doesn't count. I'm own believable performance. JJ had one move up. The field result in a goal. But what was it like a fourteen pass just pink bumping open up the movement? Del Piero spoke after the game, the events legend about the mazing thing about them, and he talked about the youth, and etc. He said, it's it's none of that. It's their awareness of space. How they get between the lines how they get behind you. They create triangles. They're like, I mean there if if you own cry God rest and was there. This is the kind of football. He would want to play this kind of football. He instituted a Barcelona. Yeah. It's a thing of beauty. It is absolutely gorgeous. Did you miss key Leaney at the back? I think they missed his leadership. But the way that midfield was passed through. I wanted to talk just a quick thing about. Rinaldo and spending eighty million or whatever was on getting him in because he is money in the Champions League. That's a good decision. But if you look at the under performers in this team, Dibaba and underperformer Emory Chan not an underperformer shouldn't be any event jersey matisyahu. Workmanlike? Good player. Still was a bargain by piano. I mean, he had a coupla good moments. But otherwise, the second half were those guys should be taken a grip of that midfield. They were totally vanderbeek Zayas narrows, Frankie diong shown pass through them. It was a masterclass. It's an indictment on anomaly Encarta Lodhi, seventeen points, basically, decide own believable. Yeah. I really think that it's. I almost don't even want to sit here and speak negatively of events. I know because I really think that if the only reason will do that is because it's I hate to say this book because it's I acts like if I asked that same exact performance, but they're wearing like, Manchester United jerseys. Instead, we probably wouldn't have any problem with you know, L. Yeah, you've just aren't as good a team. It started. What your Klopp after the Aropa league final in twenty seventeen when United won it? And he said will we put severe who are battle-hardened Europa league finalists and United played only. I ax in the final. Well, let me cut this down from here on in. There is no more only. I xe. This team has been building over the last three years on the discharge ship of them. Mark Overmars and technical staff there. This is the team with a plan. And I'm telling you, Andrew there's no reason they can't win the whole thing up. There is no reason on Spurs are obviously very aware of that one thing that stood out to me. And I said this before but I have the perfect dropped are. Company at a one point. I'm watching Tadic Joyce dice and slice. This event. Is back line would own believable passing on. I'm thinking the absurdity of Southampton. Letting him go for peanuts out of the Premier League. And all think of was we are. It's it's nonsense. Where's your scouts primarily the guys only thirty thirty one? He thirteen million euros was is out of the league. And he's in European Cup semi final. And he will be in my team of the championship. One hundred percent credit great. Remember his performance against Real Madrid second leg, and he hasn't stopped. He hasn't slowed down from that. By the way, on in terms of encapsulating the night last year. It was Peter jewelry when Roman knocked out Barcelona this year, it's Peter jewelry with a lovely little kind of Mont. Not montage his thoughts. Summation? Yes. After the game insurance. Boys, kicked out of your old lady. The upstart establishments. The. Our semi Champions League for the first time since nineteen ninety seven. For your the Waco told you has had its day who says who says could they brilliant cross accents. Who says this is? Do me a favor. No more. It's I XE. No more. This is the end of it on also no more talking about the fact this team is going to break up soon because it's heartbreaking. I don't look. Now, you're totally right about that. I think that there's you can go a little bit deeper on the Rinaldo stuff the referring to not just him specifically. But I guess that that whole experiment from event, but he's doing his job to be fair. Titi scored the goal once again did anything for them in the two legs. Right. But you know, there's part of me that wonders about that is is he is that because he's there you make very good point the final for the forty five minutes because I watched the first half United Barcelona. I I wanted to get testable the final forty five minutes was them belting balls to Renaldo, and you your adament would be that. Maybe that new or someone like the bottom certainly him. Yeah. Is it stunting the growth of certain other players now, by the way that is not Rinaldo fault. No that is on each and every one of these other players to find a way to make an impact the only player that look like in the second half was Moi's keen who came on for develop for time for and he was he? He's going to be great does just trust me. He really well. But he had a great chance was the ball breaks, the only real chance in second half. Not the only one, but the man chance in the second half and delivered out of nowhere just comes across this nonchalance, lightning tackle recovery tackle. They're awesome. Yeah. They really are. I wonder now for events is because they went all in. I mean when you spend money on Rinaldo, and you do so at the expense of some of your younger players the goal. Here was not to win Syria, which they're going to waltz to once again the goal. This was about finally getting that Champions League that they have has alluded them for a while. Now, do you know, what's delicious? I x and teams like that in from smaller leagues, the Agnelli's who the owners of you vent. Stay are at the forefront of this European Superleague idea, which will be a closed shop, which will get rid of the LeicesteR city's the Rosenbergs happen. It can't happen. Not have. No, it shouldn't be allowed. This is too much fun on. It's just wonderful that he is to sit at home. Thinking about Dussan Todd age I narrow and Frankie Dion and all these. Yeah. I'm so curious what happens to the event is now because there's no turning back Renaldo is there is a four year contract. You're spending that money on him. This is like that was the alternate in win now behavior they're bringing an Aaron Ramsey, which I don't know. I I do like him doesn't put the more of the topic changes the way I feel about them. But it doesn't necessarily mean that event is can't just because they lost this year too. I it doesn't mean that they can't go out with a similar team next year and win, but they need better players. I honestly think they've looked at Renaldo and said, this is the missing piece and they've brought in like, I still don't understand the Emory Chan signing on I don't want to hear from Liverpool fans. He was was not up to power for us in the Premier League apart from vice kick against Wofford, what makes you think he's going to stroll into the event and do anthem for them. You know, maybe maybe guys like deba- panic as being a very good player for him Juno. What's nothing? Andrew will age is also going to be back. You line is. Well, they've got a real there. I mean, I don't know. Yeah. It'll be interesting to see where things go I'll tell you what we still have to other games. Well, we can I I'm going to be like a Senate subcommittee hearing. I I see see my time on Liverpool because you will you will see your time next. We still have Liverpool. Porto United Barcelona mailbag men in the match red card still allowed to do. Don't go anywhere. Geico presents yet another voicemail from your roommate? About the kitchen turns out when there's a grease fire. You're not supposed to throw water on it. Wouldn't own right anyways. The fire department is here, and it's totally cool can call back when you get a chance co insurance agency could help keep your personal property protected. Like if danger is your roommates middle name. Visit Geico dot com to see how easy it is to switch and save on renter's insurance. Oh back now on caught off side. Hey, we just want to remind everybody to check out laughter permit. It truly Foudy for new podcast, which I guess isn't necessarily even so new anymore. It's really often running seven episodes in Sydney route wire this week. Check it out. It's it's a podcast. That's very good. Nice so. Yeah. Laughter. Permitted. Which will you can check it out on the ESPN pod center network. We have been talking about the Champions League here. We've already talked about Tottenham advancing over Manchester City, and I ex over event is still to other games mentioned Liverpool and Porto that was on Wednesday. As well Liverpool in the end, rob to what appear to be an easy victory. I don't know if it was quite I don't think it was easy as the score indicated, but Porto's inability to finish in the first half. I think sealed their fate the battered for thirty minutes. Porta needed the score in that window. They did not Liverpool. Get one chance the score albeit via I think that was was that that was the first vire review goal. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It was mono- who was adjudged to be on site. And that was that really. I know they got a goal back Bush that was quite comfortable for men and read the boy there, I know you mentioned about how fresh they appear to be right now. And you see a little bit of that. Now, they're still it's gonna get interesting for them because they they March on in the Champions League. I remember we were joking about this a couple of months ago about whether or not they even wanted to and yet here they are going on the semi finals. And it's Manchester City who are desperate. Why is talking about liberal Dogo chapters impervious absolute I mean, it's on it's on right now. So we'll see if that catches up to them because Manchester City this it's hard for the season for me to envision this season ending for them without them winning the league or champion ROY Smith going to go full bore Rory Smith things the worst thing that could have happened for Liverpool was Spurs win in on. On tweeted, such and I subscribe to both versions seeds of doubt have been sown might be psychological barrier. But also, they may roll up their seize on a wounded lion on just go crazy. It's truly amazing by the way that Tottenham and city play this weekend at the hot once again. Yeah. Right back. I'll be curious. We'll city come out just furious and just like ready to tear them apart with a six nil. Or are they now have they taken a punch that they are not gonna be able to recover and embolden urine test scores a hat trick. But the thing with Liverpool and this title challenge. Look, obviously, Manchester City can now focus solely on winning the league. But it's not like they're playing Liverpool. Every week Liverpool aren't playing against Manchester City. They still play who they play Liverpool doesn't have to be pretty. But as long as they keep beating the teams that they're beating it only. It's only gonna take one moment for city to potentially slip up, which we're now seeing is a thing that can happen. We talked about earlier this week that city probably the more difficult schedule the rest of the way. So they can focus quote, unquote, focus on the league all they want. It doesn't necessarily change. What the outcome is going to be before we told United Barsa people have been giving us credit for our mystical proclamations. Yours was that PS gee, could mess up again. And they did mine was not there would be a ton of goals in mind city, aren't Mancini's Burs. And there was also one you get another one though because you said not so fast there your way of depends. Let me when I said the Brighton would. Probably end cardis campaign. Not yet not yet. And it's a weekend Warnock for Liverpool and the game a little bit different. It's on now. It's relegation races on now. And then willa will close out the champions look with Manchester United in Barcelona. Yeah. I know maybe the first leg was closer in terms of the score. I don't think anybody can look at this and necessarily be shocked. Leo Messi was his usual self. David Hale was not allowing a goal that you just typically don't see from players like him pushes himself into the optic stats where he is in the. He's not he's not at the top for goals concede our mistakes leading to goals, but it's way higher than he'd like it to be for the season. Yeah. It was it was a bit of a mass. They started so strongly you had rash for clip in the crossbar scooped it up. They had a chance then we Makamba who miss kicks. They could have really wrestled at toy back. But they didn't. I'm once Barcelona got hold of things. United did not have a midfield that could cope first goal. Actually, young mix mistake. You should kick it over the inlay just kick it out. Don't give it up there. It falls too messy who gets on it with. He had a point to prove not a point to prove. He was you know, the anger from getting getting his jaw cracked or whatever in Old Trafford that residual anger rare to Ted in the new camp skins Fred scores wonderful goal. And then again, it's turnover but more or less turnover in front of the United goal and the hey, let's dribbler under his body. And that's it Andrew it's game over after that. There was some horrific not safe for work images of messy running at Phil Jones where the bondage on it was honestly said it was sad. It reminded me of Gary k hill, they're messy running out of once where he just gave him twisted blood. I believe is the term wasn't good, by the way in fairness. Debit ahead. The way that move ended with surgery Roberto's shot from point blank range under different circumstances. It would have been like one of the saves of the champion so far, right. But because to already had the howler and because that goal whether went into not wound up not even really mattering. We knew at that point at the matter and then continue comes on second half on just Ben's one into the top corner on Cope's Xeres, not at the Man United fans, but of the buyers of friends who don't like him. So there we are. I don't know what I don't have really much else to say, I guess the only thing now is to say that the final four that we're left with it. Probably wouldn't be the four that you might have guessed before the Champions League began. I think Barcelona Liverpool you wouldn't say are necessarily shocking certainly are Celona Tottenham. And I ex I think you would have to say are. Fairly surprised because the fact that I have been great throughout just in the the knockout stage. He right. But you still you still thought about side will be populated by somebody else. That's fine. But we're past that now because we're at the semi finals. And I I think what you're left with is a pretty compelling funnel fourteenth here. I if Barscelona won't fear Liverpool live while they might fear. Aspects of Liverpool Liverpool fair aspects of Barcelona back game. But you just said that kind of nonchalantly Barscelona would be foolish to not fear Liverpool. I know I they absolutely do that from three's going to frighten them Macy's going to frighten live force. It's really Tito for for quite again, wouldn't like to have to actually call that one. 'cause I actually think Liverpool can be bashed on equally. I think Barcelona can do job on Liverpool. It's soul finally poise and beware. I mean the trip. There's so many angles for the Tottenham my ex game that we get to explore next week. Yeah. There's there's more to get into that. It's funny. Because Tottenham are loaded with former IS Erickson for Tongan outta viral Evanston Sanchez. So I mean, it's almost been a feeder club for Spurs over the last several seasons. Yeah. I have no idea how that one is going to go son is suspended for the first leg, which is absolutely massive fraud. Sherry Kane will I'm sure not be available for it for either one of of these upcoming matches. So you're looking at Lucas more for new your rent, a probably try power on the bench. I don't know. Maybe I mean, this is what they're dealing with right now with some of these injuries that they've been dealt even with that though. You know, they've battled through it. I don't I don't count Spurs out. I don't know who I would say is the favourite. Maybe I don't know. I was gonna say maybe I actually I it's pretty close to fifty fifty. It should be fascinating dilemma LA passes to parrot. It's the final moments. Parrot stands it up your rent. Just like they thought it would be man that was fun. Oh my goodness. You have a mail bag here caught off site pottage, Email dot com. That's your soccer pot on Twitter and caught off site ESPN on the Instagram's where I do some things at guys Graca sixty five we start off with this. This is for Andrew just have to say from one Spurs fan to another that this feels amazing not only is the greatest accomplishment of the Pacino era. This is the greatest Tottenham result of my lifetime. This doesn't happen often for us. Let's enjoy it. Cheers. There's one thing that that you do have to think about everyone has become myself included. Everyone has become so wrapped up in Tottenham inability to win a trophy during the Paci no era at Spurs. You can't help but see things like last night, and where Tottenham rat in this competition and realize like progress doesn't mean tain we can't always obsess about. Okay. They didn't win a League Cup. I mean do value that over what Tottenham are doing right now in the champions. I I have to say no-one swap last night. So you can have lifted leave cope against Bradford or whoever you would have been the last few years. I mean, it's an easy thing to say today on the heels of a game like that. I know I wasn't saying similar thing. When and went out of the League Cup. So, you know, whatever. But yeah, what they're doing right now on this stage. I yes, who who was it that sent that Email he's right in enjoy this don't obsess over trophies. Because sometimes there's more sports than just who wins a trophy. This is really fun Francisco Ramos. Your pot is grown on me. Like a weed since the second half of the European season. Grit stuff heard your last podcast and comments on the CAC who incident in Kansas City. Agreed. It's not canton esque, but the man. Hit was my Buddy's father. Oh, my God owner went ice surgery. Seeing Florida's in his vision and may have a concussion. Sure his intention wasn't there. But short he deserves an antibody for that. No. Well, yes. Yes. That that part is true right away. I didn't mean to I didn't mean to minimize what actually happened. Oh, I was just responding to what someone said on Twitter. The only reason that now I feel terrible that if it was taken the wrong way. No. I was the only reason we say it wasn't canton is because I don't can't look at a guy in the stands and assaulted him. Yeah. Kung FU kitten? I mean, this was I do believe for as bad as look I really do believe that Kaku intention was not necessarily to smash the ball into the crowd. I think he was trying to probably hit the end board just smashed the ball. You know, you don't always think about the intentions there, and he probably showed up, but ROY dolts matter, and what happened here was really bad. And he does deserve it. Particularly Francisco scene is you have contact with with this guy. Can you send our absolute best wishes, and I hope he hope he recovers quickly. Josh Lewis before we step into this miss. Ably. I'd like to say, I love the pod the energy and friendship between you topped with quality soccer news is unmatched. Here we go. The good stuff. Why don't all caps? Why don't you ever talk about how good the Seattle? Sounders have Bain it's always LA this in DC that it's disgusting. On how often you avoid the Sounders talk like it's a pleated. He misspelled plague. Nobody likes this Xouli sponsorship. Donna what that means. But all we all love the soccer. We're seeing I'm aware the previous pod was prior to the two Toronto Seattle game. However, they are playing very well at the moment. And if they are not mentioned in the next pot. I will be very upset which I'm aware is not your concern, but you can expect more emails while let's those emails in half. We did give Seattle some props on the last podcast. So he sent that Email before the last podcast, then I would tell them to listen to the podcast we did. But he. Yeah. But he didn't say send an Email in the intervening time saying might my passion has been say it probably. I mean, we did talk about the game. It probably wasn't enough to to satiate him. But. Whatever I don't know doing our best here. Key light Quincy. You'll JJ Andrew every time you all talk about Latin and the history of clubs club. Do you? Think of when you think is Latin. You guys do seem puzzled we were briefly puzzled I got I get homeboy was a mercenary Stiller's and all that. But I hear you both in Milan I've heard it more than once so JJ Cam down and don't say, Oklahoma. We said that one's go to dinner with a woman Irish accent. I mean, what I think I think he he's trying to say that my response would be Okuma on we camped down. We did say before why don't you get out more kind of thing? But definitely go for dinner with a woman. I'm not I'm not telling you. It's a good thing too. You guys never say PS. Gee, I am new soccer fan been watching since twenty seventeen issue. Our new so me bloomer. But it was wondering if that was you all forgetting that there's a rift or a spot that I missed my studies. Just curious. Also, the wraps were good Andrew came with energy. Like, a young meek mill JJ. Are the back flow, but Chaplin like a young fabulous. Love the pod. Love you to their key lie. He brings up a good point. So is that town. I I thought about it on a looked at the stats Latin was brilliant in Paris. And it was by a year because he spent four years there his long stay from twenty twelve to sixteen that was at the start of the PS g Moni movement owner and thirteen league goals in hundred twenty two games as pretty great across four seasons. So yeah, maybe we. We don't focus on on the French league. Sorry. We don't think about the French league enough. I guess and so maybe his time in France was a bit of a rumor to us but one hundred twenty two appearances there. Yeah. His leaks. Yeah. Yeah. His next closest being Inter Milan. With eighty eight. All right. Look the fact that it is I don't know. PS g. I I guess by default. That's because he spent the most time there, but it's not like he spent a generation with that club. And then bounced around later in his career he was in his prime. He was in a bunch of different places for a relatively similar amount of. No, not his okay, fine. You're right. PS G is if we have to assign an answer to this question PS G is the answer. But it is it is a question though. Yeah. James in Asheville, North Carolina. My name is James I live in Asheville, North Carolina. And I've recently bumped caught off site to the top of my weekly podcast, fair Lallas and mossy are still good don't know who those people are Martino and his producer roulette or good never heard of them when he's not sat in here with us. Don't be like that. The bearded one when he's not ranting about Marino. But you to have become a new goal standard. There's what I wanted to hear. And that's why Andy jayjay it's up to you. Go find some balls racists. The people who think it's funny to make monkey chance throw bananas and sing coot songs directed Mosala and get them on the show have conversation. Find out what's really going on their heads asked him about their childhoods. Ask them their opinions on race relations asked them if they give to dams about fines or stadium bands, ask them their favorite flavors of ice cream. Whatever takes just be careful not to give the racist too, high a pedestal. I've spot in my heart for cripples unbroken things but not for racist. I don't understand them. Help us learn about the races. So that we can anticipate their actions respond effectively and beat them. All right. So it's challenging question. And so I just taught about it. And I've nothing very long, but why we won't be doing that. What a appreciate the passion of which you speak. I think you're misguided urging people to have a conversation with other people on important issues is exactly what we should do as a society. But that is based on an intellectual acceptance that there is value or merit in hearing both sides of debate with racists on racism that Groening simply does not exist. Firstly those who abuse for example, Moi's again would not come on a show like ours. And if they did what is the point of hearing from them that they'd pink kyanne by virtue of just the color of skin is inferior worthy of abuse and degrading treatment. This is absolutely disgusting. And there's no debate on it. It is wrong should children on your ba- thought about inclusion diversity and the equality of people of all coders colds and orientational, that's a resounding. Yes. But if we've learned anything from the last two years of mass. Media. In public debate alone people platform to air garbage serves no purpose other than to debase public discourse. On the podcast. We will continue to highlight and help others to call it racism. But there is no way we will allow somebody to use our platform to simply amplify it. This. Both sides ISM does not extend to racists are Nazis. It. It's got to be that simple. They have nothing value to say they and the first amendment allows them to have free speech. Take it somewhere else. We're not having any conversation about race relations by doing that. Couldn't agree more. Well, said my friend, right? Is that it that's it from the mail bike caught offside potted gmaiLcom at CO soccer pot on Twitter. You can join us on the Instagram's if you wanna be hip kid caught off site still hip, or is that just now such an accepted thing that I mean, I don't know. Yeah. The cash they do a lot of it. I don't know. One of them is a KENDALL Jenner. I think is now the youngest billionaire youngest person to reach billionaire status seems like an impressive feat. Let's let's not go down that road card. I'm gonna go first here. JJ Alex McLeish? Oh, he's been sacked as manager of Scotland. After a brief stay took over in February of two thousand eighteen topped the group in the nation's lease right, secure them euro twenty twenty qualifying playoff place, but then lost to Kazhakstan three nil and follow that up with an unimpressive to nil win against San Marino. Now, here's I'm gonna read a snippet here from an Maxwell who's the chief of the Scottish FA? He said the decision to part company was not an easy one especially given Alex's status. As a Scottish hall of fame member he goes on goes on he says now ultimately the performances in results as a hole in the past year. And in particular, the man. Owner of the defeat in Kazakhstan did not indicate the progress expected with a squad we believed to be capable of cheating more. So I would ask you this. Yeah. Alex McLeish is firing on the back of by. Ian, Maxwell's own words here essentially, one defeat they topped their group in the in the nation's lead they won't away to beat Israel and one away at Albany, which are big results for Scotland. Is that is that a fair firing? Should he have been given a chance to I guess like teddy build up enough collateral with the nation's league group topping that he should be given a chance to make up for a couple. Recent unimpressive result resounding? Yes. For me. Okay. Yeah. And he has also good track record when he was previously in charge and he left to take job at Rangers. I don't think this is this instability is not going to help. It's knee-jerk reaction. I wonder if this is one of those moments where and granted they do have some players now Andy Robertson like there are some guys who play for Scotland who are who are good players yet. But I wonder if the fan. Base is maybe now look they should never lose to casick's stand. I don't care what the situation is on the team Scotland should be better than that. But I wonder if the fan base is getting carried away in in believing just how good this team is and in doing that putting you know extra pressure on a move being made. Like like, you said a knee jerk move being made to get this guy out because of that loss. Yeah. And also, the nature the nature of international football. They had a bad start in the nation's Eagan. They turned that round in the last three games. And did really well. I don't. I think it's mistake mistake. You have red cowards. This is moving on from the Argentinian fans are crazy part three thousand part two thousand nine hundred ninety nine was last week dead skeleton with zooming your relative to the rousing found that exumed his grandfather school to go to the obelisk to celebrate a River Plate fan got the QR code of a YouTube video showing river-plate goals against Baca juniors tattooed on his leg. Now. I might weird that I thought that was going to. It's well, it certainly doesn't rise to the level of of the skeleton. Here's the problem. Oh, YouTube took the video down. And no does not linked to anything. Why? What's the Hugh are co just what's the problem? Oh, you mean on his leg? Yes. Oh, so now it's so now he's going to have to try and upload video to that site. To get it back. Why did you take it down? Visit some kind of rights violation that that highlight AM been just the owner of the video of maybe the guy who runs the videos account it down. I don't think he linked it to his own account. No. Feels like a I hope didn't hate that one though. No me neither. It's kind of a cool idea. It's creative. But you gotta make sure it's your account with the goal, right? And you have the right to be in control because. Yeah, that's a problem. Now caught off sides man of the match is very specific JJ does South Korean football players who played on Wednesday. Now, we all know what Sunjay and scoring twice for Spurs in their Champions League victory over man city, but he was not the only South Korean with a big day on Wednesday. You wouldn't have pegged game against L AFC is a spot for Vancouver Whitecaps to get their first win. But that's exactly what happened yesterday when they beat LA FC one mill thanks to a twenty seven th minute goal from in bomb. Hong also of South Korea. Here is what that sounded like on ESPN type down the life space. It could get round the back shop. Comes back. From PC. Late in against say. With his Cova. This is first goal for Vancouver. And he's actually been a good player for the season. So he I would say he's deserving of that it has been a difficult. Go of it. So far for Vancouver. That is their first win in seven games. And it comes against an unlikely opponent in L A FC so good for Vancouver. Getting their first win. Good for inbound. Hong scoring his first MLS goal. Twenty two years old South Korea national team player. It's awesome. Somebody to keep an eye on my man of the match is men of yesteryear who again are going to get forgotten a little bit in the wash year. So a lot of Spurs fans believe that this is the first time that they've made the European Cup semi final. It is not in fact, Bill Nicholson and the Tottenham team of nineteen sixty two they made the European Cup semi final against Ben fica and took them quite close. This was the second leg from Pathan user u at White Hart Lane, and okay, they didn't win, but they brought they got the semi final. And they took the eventual champions who were. Insight right to the wire. Lane. Then fica otas of the European Cup glass out in 'em at the officials and any Slough lots to talk goods biz belittle that was the question sixty thousand fans out themselves as the white Shuki taught them heroes dome. The Portuguese go area Jimmy Greaves gay goal. Tepa parameter touch the ball already to goes down in the semifinal leg. At Lisbon does need to win this match by a marginal tree to be in the final. Peter Jackson on that. If he can like they shall not grow old those videos could do wonders for soccer prior to the year nineteen sixty five. Yeah. I mean that was probably compared to the Spurs team. No. That was probably one of the last best burst team was certainly one the one that won the lead. Yeah. With Greaves and Blanchflower double. Yeah. Bobby Smith will Greer's wasn't there for the double. Right. Was he not was he did he sign the following? Oh, I don't know. Maybe you might be right. 'cause check that he played in that game. Yes. The footage is pretty cool. Yeah. And I love Pat, then usually they just use the same voice guy, obviously for everything. So he's not I wonder well the goal in the goal area Portuguese goal area. Bogus after the right? Look at Bobby Smith. Look at his thick cops as they run down the line. That's how it was taught in broadcasting school. Oh, there was a BBC voice on. I'm sure there was a path unusual voice. So you know, the way the BBC is taken in all sorts of accents. Now, you hear them New York share Irish all sorts before it was Hello. You're welcome to the BBC tonight on the BBC. We'll have to shipping forecast. Very important forecast. Don't miss the shipping forecast. Well, hey, this was a lot of fun. Can you indulge me? Can I listen to this one more time because this is a moment that I'm just gonna remember every part of it for the rest of my? Zone goal has an argument Wairoa is side Dona wetter. In that situation. Is there a possible offside with Wairoa goodness? The. The cook. Goes sure I'll just never forget that feeling of bring my head off the basement door. I've one more thing to say, yeah, it's fitting that your most memorable moment as Tottenham supporter is a moment in which no football was happy. That is very funny semifinals it's going to be so much fun. Hey to you. I say I'll see tick. Listening to cod off side soccer podcast.

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Caught Offside: 2018-19 EPL Devundling Awards

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Caught Offside: 2018-19 EPL Devundling Awards

"Yeah. Welcome to the English Premier League bundling award ceremony now here your hopes and who Ling and. JJ davani. Yes, the beautiful off side ballroom on the Upper West side of Manhattan. It is Andrew gulling, and JJ vani. What's up brother? Can you please fix your cummerbund? It's all over the place. I'm not a cummerbund guy. You're wearing one. Right. And not I took it off before the show. You're confused. I'm suspenders and bowtie Khanna guy. Sorry, that was Mel Gibson, the Madam in the in the hall Nelson here. Why did we invite male? Oh man. One of our favorite nights of the year. This beautiful gala all the beautiful. People of the sport have come out for this tonight. I saw set bladder is here. The beautiful people of this board. He's here. Graziano pella's hair. All right. Well, could pour that man into a suit, one of our favorite night's. Yes. This is the night where we hand out all of our awards for what has been a truly awesome and fun season in the Premier League. All the awards tonight, all the people are here manager of the season matches of the season signings of the season were signings of the season, all the things that you could hope. To have handed out tonight. Now someone on Twitter suggested that we hire Ricky surveys to present, which in that case, everyone would be insulted and just leave a noble needs to realize that they can. They need to take a joke. He's fantastic. But when you get to a certain point in life, a certain monied status certain rarefied air. You don't like having people say things about you. Well, that's why we didn't hire him guys not because we couldn't have afforded him. Right. We went strictly with Bruce Vallance. He just is a pattern writer whose Google. Okay. He writes the corny things does he. All right. I think that's what he does. Billy crystal. That would have been the one for me. Well, that was never going to happen. Oh man. I'm so excited about this, the first part of the show tonight will be the divine Ling's for the twenty eighteen nineteen season. Second part of our show tonight will be the after party where we'll give you a little bit of kind of what to watch for for the weekend. You've got plenty of takes on the championship and even league one said the playoffs semifinals championship playoff semifinals have been as the children say late league one, not as less. But interesting in, in different, way, a couple of things to throw out before we actually start in with the awards for tonight. First and foremost. Now, this is this is a big one. All right. It's not set in stone just yet, but I want you all to start planning for June first Champions League final live show in Manhattan. You'll watch the game with us and. Then we will record a podcast directly afterwards. Get just get that on your calendars. And we'll when everything is set, we will announce the logo the exact location, you get to have a pint with Andrew gambling. But it looks like this is actually going to be happening, which is amazing. I can't. So you this means that you and I are actually going to watch the Champions League final between our two teams a cough side Cup in the same location together. We've never done that before today I helped my friend who's going to Madrid for the final who is a massive refund. I helped him get ticket procure ticket for that flying. And he was so excited. And I thought I'm so excited about this final. And then I thought I'm going to be watching it with you. Lick silent Abdouaye. That's fair. You know what the feeling is mutual? I'm excited about this final though. And I'm excited about us watching it with some of you guys. The only thing I'm not excited about is your refusal to make the same pledge that I made that I will not be adidi you and the fact that you can't say that back to me, like, what if so now we're going to do this show and it's going to be. And what if all these people who believe that, you know, you and I are quote unquote, friends, we are friends, what now they're all gonna come to this party, which is gonna be great. And, and you're not gonna fight. We'd have a fight in, in this bar in front of everybody. We're gonna roll out into the street in Manhattan, right? Real old style Peter Griffin and the chicken. Yeah. We're gonna end up at the top of the Empire State, Duke it out. I don't think so. I look. We're getting ahead of ourselves. But if I raise if Liverpool raise number six, I will be very magnanimous because I will be source mug. So very smug God that that podcast is going to be so uncomfortable. But it's going to be fun for everyone to be there, just it's not setting stolen. It's more in wet cement, right now, we just wanna make sure that it's on all of your radar. Yeah. 'cause watch party, Manhattan caught off side. How do you like that? As soon as details or official, you will have them. All right. Are you ready to begin? Yes, here we go. JJ will start off the first award this evening for the season. That was in the Premier League are manager of the season. Now we each have different managers for all the awards. You and I will each give out a different one of the rule. Right. And uneven even when we come to team of the season, I've decided to be very kind of not Liverpool Centric, tried to spread things actually did a complete opposite. You just went entirely taught. No, no. I was extremely Liverpool central K. All right. Manager the season. I'm gonna go first here. JJ with Ralph Hassen huddle of Southampton manager. Wouldn't even manage the team for the entire season. He is my winner. I was so close to going with pep but I went with Ralph. And here's why here's what Ryan Bertrand said of his manager, who took the reins in mid December from Mark us, Bertran said the managers come in and giving us an identity. He's given us a clear style of play and leave. No stone unturned. It's a real pleasure to go on the field like that. And not have people people questioning each other Jesus. This team was lost. Yeah. Mark you that is that is damning extremely, like damning to the point of, like, where's he going to work again? Yeah. What did even do when he was there? Yeah. And how did all those great seasons under stoke actually happened? But hasn't Huta came in he changed the style into more of an in your face press style. Got the best out of his best players, which is that's the thing. That's taken for granted. Nathan Redman scored nine goals the season. All of them after hasn't. Huta came in, in December. I'm whereas Nathan Redmond now called up to the England nations league squad for the semi final. They were eighteenth. And the table when he took over they had won just three of their last twenty two games dating back to the previous season, but after hasn't who took charge. They won. Eight they drew sex. They lost nine and they allow themselves a safe end to the season with momentum to build on for next season. They were headed for relegation, and then he came in and changed everything they won nine games this year. Eight of them were while he was in charge. So he is my manager of the season. JJ. I think that's the word. They won on never saw that coming from you, my manager of the season is Rafa Benitez watching a mid table Newcastle. United romped to a four nil. Final day away win at already relegated Fulham. Not really how many people saw the season going for either club. Amy Lawrence pointed this out in our match report in the guardian finishing the campaign and sunny mid-table. It was worth remembering UK. Began with a run of eight defeats and two draws from the first ten primarily games even worse form than the team played in the final day Fulham, Ben has pulled it all together expertly that he did a thirteen place finish, which is three off the last season is nothing to be scoffed. At though, this is a team that is playing well beyond their collective abilities Benitez draining. Absolutely every drop. He can from the squad on widely addition of record-breaking signing Miguel Marin was a timely move in January, this team that you would think need surgery in more than just one area at the start of the season. I thought it struggled to score goals, Andrew and that was going to be their big problem. Bought to keep them up the gale random swab that was genius. Masterstroke Raanan bagged eleven league goals voted club player of the year while Perez bagged twelve. Okay. So what does that twenty three goals? You only scored forty two goals in total this season Benitez has promoted from within Shaun Longstaff performance against match steady in the one nil win. That was told of indication of bringing them up from the under twenty three's and he was so good. He pretty much relegated senior pros like Chevy to the bench until he got injured saadah pros like Richie dome. It Lascelles of Bennett, Matt benefited massively from the organization and coaching Rafeh. An imagine if Mike Ashley opened those purse-strings just a little bit more what they could be if management is about managing resources and coaching. He's got to be the manager of the year, the coach of the year. He's making average Bayer's chapter players in some cases, play way beyond what they're capable of look at us. Look how cutting edge we are in different and creative to lower table games and we know everybody wants out pep pep pep pep. But, like we could have gone for Sean Dyche look at the way, this the season look what he did. That's an honorable mention. So there you go. That was manager of the season. We move now to match of the season, this will be given out over the course of the night. I will go first years will come a little bit later on in the program. JJ it lacked, the drama. Of title implications. Top four implications or even relegation implications. But if you sat down to watch wolves and LeicesteR at the mall. New on January nineteenth I gather your expectation to entertainment ratio was possibly higher than it would have been for maybe any other game this season. Here is what it sounded like. Trivial leaks, and substantial bit awaits seconds away in by Troy. With thrift. Good Lori pulse. Play school. Lucas together. Away from ten go Cup. Devas peachable. Bowl. Feed him. Joe world. Sweating. Sure. Of story out of one. Jury on the call NBC s n five second half goals impossibly poor defending Nuno, spiritus Santos sent off and find for celebrating with his players after Joshua's winning goal, the mall, new saw number of great days this season. This one may have been the most fun of all of them cracking game. Yeah. And it's funny to going back and reliving that and watching the highlights of that one again. It just goes to show the like how quickly the highs and lows can come about so west Morgan scores to make it three three. And I think the eighty six minute and then moments later on wolves winning goal who was the player who was just so far out of position so far behind the play on Jettas winner. West morgan. You can't shut off in the sport against good teams and wolves proved to be that just this year. That was really really fun game. I remember Claude pupil on the sideline after the winning goal with just his head. In his hands and like in disbelief that they had allowed that winter on Instagram, ask people to contribute. What was their favorite game that actually one really more people chose that game than anything else? Wow, would not have thought that ask them for moments. And they talked about that game. That was a fascinating watch for everyone. I wonder what the other games were up against it. That made people the drew people did I can't. Well, you know what was fun about it, too, which I wanted to mention I'm glad you brought that up. It's not just so the final was four three. Go back and watch the extended NBC highlights on YouTube. They're like eleven minutes long. I'm not even I'm not joking. It could have been like nine eight. Honestly, shot himself probably could have five or six goals this game. There was you see four three and you think, oh, keeping must have been shambles. The goalkeeping was actually really good. This game could have been as crazy as it was. It could have been even crazier. We'll get your match of the season a little bit later on in the show for now that we move on to the signing of the season, you go. I I'm not sure yet Andrew if. The club record thirty million or so. Eddie house spent on Jefferson larimer was money was spent for born with joys out in that one. However, the signing of David Brooks from Sheffield United for eleven million pounds, Starling was brilliant, talented, dentition, a superb, signing by Eddie, how bear in mind. The James Madison who is an excellent player was a stand up for Norwich last season. I'm signed by LeicesteR for twenty five million or in the region. That's dollars a young talented ball playing tacking midfielder signed from the championship for peanuts all the standout, his signing. Brooks, didn't always stand out to everyone. He was at man city as youth was affected forced out by raft of foreign signings. Unlimited playing time. He was considered too small by a couple of championship teams. I can't name them. It's too embarrassing before Sheffield. United took him on last season was his only full season of championship football, one season of championship football, thirty games, whichever United before board recognized him as a special player is performance. Against Chelsea in January was stand up performance in seven goal five assist season for the Welsh international. He's one of the best players to watch. He's one of the most exciting to watch, and I think we have the audio for his goal against Chelsea, given it straight to king, and king looks Brooks. Stays down still. Works. What a goal that was and what a performance that was from him. I think obviously people were aware of them before I came. But that game just blasted him onto a different stage in no problem becomes for born. With is, you know, can you keep them for another season? Yeah. He did flourish, there. So who knows? He may not want to leave even necessarily but no, I wouldn't think that he would that he's found somewhere. No. I mean it's the teams that turned him down in the championship. He was very upset. He was finding he thought he would be able to football after even man city, which is it's not. Yeah. That's a good shot by you. Here's mine jayjay. It's actually a name that you mentioned when you were talking about Rafa Benitez. But with Solomon Rondon now. It's a loan. Is that is this allowed? It's totally though, because it was a bit of genius, and also they're probably going to try if they can convince Mike Ashley to pay for a player over who will be over thirty by the time the season starts. Yeah. Like that. The hoops, they have to jump through to sign Rhonda Solomon Rhonda, but it's funny we're talking like this because that's kind of the point here. We're any Newcastle fans excited when they found out that their big summer move would be a loan swap for West Brom striker Solomon rundown. But let's take a look at just how valuable Ron Don turned out to be now. Like you said before eleven goals, the season, seven assists, but let's go even deeper than that. He scored two goals verse born with a two one win. One goal verse Everton a one one draw one goal verse Huddersfield a one nil win. One goal verse Waterford a one one draw one goal ver- city. A two one win one goal and one assist to know win over Huddersfield one goal and one assist in three two win over Everton one goal against born with in two to draw the margin for error with a club like Newcastle is always going to be really slim they defend. They don't score on goals. Take your chances when you get it by my tally, there JJ those results when Ron Don scored equal to eighteen points. He didn't just score a solid number of goals this season. He did it when it mattered most. I mean almost all of goals this year were in one goal wins or in draws. Take that away from Newcastle the season and they are down probably going down burn down. Yeah. So who would have ever thought that he would have turned into that for them when they made roundly criticized the move? And now that West Brom knocked coming back up, it means that they're put in the position that they're gonna have to buy this player. That's been really good for them. Yeah. Absolutely. All right. That was our signing of the season. Now, we go to the other side of the coin, the worst signing of the season Europe. I I've gone with Alexis Sanchez who was technically signed in January twenty eight teen. I don't know if we can allow we're allowing it. I mean I could go with Dennis wireless that will be a very good one as well. But I just wanna talk about Alexis scientists because he was signed in January wasn't a hundred percent fish bought, he had the whole summer off, which is not always being a common thing for him to have a lot of time off football for him to come back one goal in twenty game. Seems to be as poor as he's being for United is just incredible to the point where he was being left out a squads. He was being left on the Bank regularly for United. Six hundred forty five thousand dollars a week. This is just crazy stuff United's recruitment. He will be the statue, the white elephant of United recruiting for this period in time. And they're, they're going to have a real job. We know inter are interested. We know what we've heard today for some reason that you vent are interested pose wait. What? Yeah. These rumors from fairly reputable sources transfer rumors. Yeah. Well, I mean, it's it will be very interesting, if he does go, but how they get rid of the rest of his contract is I mean, they're going to have to probably pay him fifteen million or something more than that. I don't even know what the, the buyout is are what they can do. Our will it will probably still have to be alone, which means United was to be paying a portion of his wages. I guess the thing that's frustrating. With him is we can't tell yet if this is shot player or if it's just United system that is holding him back. You know what I mean when he came to United, whether United being bad, right? But he came to United, and he was coming off of just a relentless stretch of football where they were going deep in the in whatever competition was happening that seven years worth, or five years. He basically had no break for a number of years. So when he got the United was just. Is he just wiped or if he goes to another club, could he bounce back in just a different system? We thought he was like I don't like writing players off in their thirties. Because often comes back to bite you. But just staggering number like that they had to have them and then for for this to happen. Because don't forget. They beat Manchester City to get him. Why? Well, I mean, man city thought that there was value there to everybody mind city were not first of all mine city in which doctors and things like that are, are, are quite different than United have the money obviously to do these things, too. But put shortly it's a sign. It's, it's a sign when Manchester City won't go. You know, you're overpaying Wright city can spend whatever they warm on anyone. They won't. They wouldn't go I will say, I do have a slight problem with this because he's not assigning from the season. I mean, what if I just decided at this year's Academy Awards? We're gonna make it was gonna make Dunkirk this year's winner, but that was obsessed with one of last year's movies. Yeah. But we just wanted how about how about you. It was his first full season. That's my point. So Lucas more could have been my signing the actually wouldn't have cared if you did that wouldn't have cared the rule rules matter without the rule of law. What are we left with your your, the rule of law guy? You. I am. That's the prizes. You those prices. Really, let's see my worst signing the season. JJ. Well, I guess this tells you everything you need to know about the season. Manchester United half because you just went with Alexis Sanchez and I'm going with Fred if the goal of the transfer market is defined good value for your money than what do you say about a guy who cost fifty three million pounds started just thirteen games and score just once and assisted just once all season and remember he's not just some young prospect waiting for his turn. He's twenty six the expectation was that he'd come in right away and fit in with United and lift their midfield, but he did nothing of the sort and his market value has probably been sliced in half. And United are now struck stuck with another contract albatross. Like Sanchez, Fred Pago, all these players that you see these names. And it just it just reminds you that the game is not played on paper fit matters. System matters. Yeah. All those things matter. We could have gone to Fulham and just on the entire full midfield. Well, don't worry they'll, they'll get their there. Turn those are worse signings of the season. It just reminded to everybody is we take a brief intermission here. Feel free to send us your tweets or Instagram posts with how you agree or disagree, or whatever on all of these because this show is kind of geared towards that. Yeah. It's look at there are no rights and wrongs here. We just want your opinion that's right now during this intermission JJ. You know what I have here? You're gonna hate this trivia. No. Although you would have really hated that none of no here. I went back to our EPL preview pods before the season. Forgive me, Sean Daish. I went back to find the predictions that we made and I have them in front of me manager of the year. I said Chris Cuban who was just fired that didn't bode well. But my whole thing was that I went back and listen to the explanation, and I basically said them. I said they're terrible. And I believe he's going to keep them up. So I was right. But unfortunately, for Brighton that wasn't good enough because he had them up to like twelve at one point, and people lost their minds and thought that that's what they were, and they weren't you said, I am re. I still wanna trophy, I was heading towards that on till they decided to go into auto meltdown. What were they twenty two one beaten at one point top scorer? I'll tell you what, my friend, you nailed it kind of said a bomb. Yeah. The bombing I said, Harry Kane who might have had. He not gotten hurt for so much of the season still wound up with a lot of goals player of the year. I said, Kevin debris know who I'll probably continue to say for the next five years. Or so. Do you remember who you said for player, don't this is not going to this is that you with LeRoy Sante on again? He was head, he but he was heading. I look look at him on like in in in terms of when he did play. He was good. Damn you pep. Yeah. Top four. In this order, you said city Liverpool United and arsenal. So you went to a four I said city, Liverpool United Tottenham. So I went three for four. How did I have United where we both had them to Mazen, you keep second guessing yourself with them? You're like there United its Marino. They're gonna be there. They were people forget because of how bad they finished second litters up. Yes. But they were thought they were a bad runner. Oh, we should have seen this Commodore trucks champion, and then last, but not least our relegation predictions. I said, what furred Cardiff and Huddersfield, although I went to three and you also said, watt furred Cardiff, and Southampton, let one for three so I guess. The big winner. We move on. We move on. Now the biggest surprise of the season. I'm gonna go first here JJ you just mentioned this a moment ago. My biggest surprise of the season is actually in the negative mold of surprise. And that is full him. Now, if you went back and listen to those EPL preview pods, I guess, the reason that I wouldn't be the winner is because I go, I could not a loved Fulham and everything they were doing. I could've probably the most wrong, I've ever been about anything else, saying something since the all your chips too black. That's what you did. And it couldn't have been more red, and it couldn't be more red. But what you did was you said with all that firepower with all that sex appeal, they're just going to be too good to fail. They spent over a hundred million pounds to remake their squad and really go for it in the Premier League. And in the end, the only move that really came good was the two million. They spent on Ryan Babel and you're righted. Wow. Twenty eight million on Zamboni. Couiza. He started just sixteen games, John Kerry, who scored or assisted on thirty goals in three years with niece he finished the season with just one goal and two assists. This guy was being linked with Barcelona rub as got him multiple managers multiple lineups. None of it worked. Ryan sesson young was a letdown. Alfie Mawson was a letdown. They allowed eighty one goals that was worse than the league, obviously, for comparison sake. You know with the worst was last year for goals allowed. It was stoke in West Ham, who each allow thirteen fewer sixty eight sadly, it's the most that a team is allowed since two thousand thirteen fourteen when you guessed it Fulham gave up eighty five this was a disaster, the likes of which that maybe some people saw, but I one of them because I really thought we were looking at a mid table side, and I was just just so wrong. Imagine being that has to restructure payments, who has to sell players, who has to cover this Mace and Scott Packers being hunted. The reins. Oh boy. My biggest surprises the season. Roy Hodgson, Crystal Palace finishing in twelfth on forty nine points. That is good. But does anybody seem slightly surprised in a good way that Hodgson, it's still at the helm in his seventy first year of Premier League team? He's a manager. That's the oldest Premier League manager. There is being when you consider how he took the job after the abandoning of the divorce project. It didn't seem like he would be there when they were about to enter this season. I didn't think so anyway, now he's going into his third season. And if you consider how a stock at fallen off your twenty sixteen it seems even stranger. But some how this works it's his boyhood club. He just seems to fit. I was listening to him do the end of season. Goodbye on the pitch. It's others park after the five three win over born with. And. He's demonstrably older looking like like you can see it then when he was in two thousand sixteen when he was just a. The source of such ridiculed after the defeat to Iceland. Yeah. But if you look back at his career two stints as manager at Inter Milan, the job did at Fulham Liverpool. Job did not go well. But look at the job, he, he did pretty much everywhere else. This is a guy who has so much accumulated knowledge, and now he's bringing it back home to the kkob that he supported as and more than anything. It just seems to work. He was the first thing he did in his speech at the end of the season was to mention the two players that are leaving the club Sperone and Jason Panchen, and he mentioned them because of their contribution to this club. And when you see the fines, Krista, potus, what they're trying to create with the with the T fools and trying to create different friendly. But also rawal, Oltra crowd, the small homely nature of the stadium and the kind of homely don't earth gentlemen, that Hodgson is. It's a fit. Now, if things are badly next season, the reality of Premier League football will clicking and he'll be gone. I know that, but right now I did not think he would be entering his third season at the club because it was pretty much full season with with bore. I'm shocked a militia bit surprised. But he's got a nice team. He's got a nice set of footballers, maybe this can be next season could be like an Indian summer to his career willin more season. Unfortunately, it feels like the real work is about to begin trying to keep there's already talk about Patrick van aren't halt leaving. There's talk about Aaron one Bassac leaving who's kinda like their young star and really, it seems like Wilfred Saja after all these years every year for like the last four years, people have been wondering, you're gonna leave. It seems like this might be the year where he finally does. And if those three players are gone and granted that's gonna. A ton of money that comes in, but they may have a hard time, replacing them certainly the beginning of the season could be difficult. And it's just whether or not the board if that happens if the board has the stomach to bear with it and give auditing the chance to climb house at seventy one he's not talking about leaving the nor should he why. I mean, why if he loves his job at the team is performing well everybody's happy with them. Then do it forever. I'm surprised glad for him because I think he owned fairly became a lightning rod for all the ills of English football sound bite of the season. This is an interesting one that you submit it. So I'll let you go first with us Andrew. Let's just play the audio first and then all react. All right. This is you want to say who it is, sir. Neil of Warna. I don't know why politicians don't do what the country wanted. On this. They a referendum, you know, and now we see different politicians and everybody else trying to put the Fulton, we Theresa instead of getting beyond, you know what did we ever referendum in the first place? I can't wait to get out of them if I'm honest, I think we'll be better out to the thing in every aspect. Intel with the rest of the world. Football watch as well. Yeah. Absolutely. Good nothing. And I mean, nothing screams Brexit more than a seventy year old millionaire with the advertising, visit Malaysia behind him uttering, the words to hell with the rest of the world. His goal keeper is the first Filipino player Neela ridge to play in the Premier League. And his midfield arson is from Iceland, that's just for starters. Not to mention the man who pays his wages is Malaysian Vincent Tan. But leave means leave. Well, what is what are you talking about mine? It's still funny, either site of his ears. Visit malaysia. Let's see JJ my sound of the season. I've referenced this before I have to hear because I don't know, if you'll accept the first one, the first one is one that I've referenced many times, which is only soul Shire, leading up to the second leg against Barcelona. Did you sound I did not think it might have only been said to the written press when he's talking about it? Now granted, it's from the larger context, but the part within where he's talking about what they're going to be doing in the second leg is just so funny to me when he says, quote, we have a decent plan. I hope it's decent. It's a plan. Anyway. We have a plan a decent plan just inspire. So little confident of loop. Oh my God. When I read that every time I read it now the reason I have a second one is because I wasn't sure if you'd accept it because technically that's not really a Premier League award, which is what tonight's award show is really for the Champions League. All right. So if you don't accept it. I also have Neil Warnock. This was it was just so funny to me because after Cardiff lost to Chelsea on the awful call with spill Quetta, who was two yards off side, you expected Warnock to be just this figure of anger, and rage and despondency in the post game press conference. And instead, he was affable. And he almost fell the whole thing funny, and he's talking in the press conference afterwards about the nerve basically of Marizzio, sorry complaining about calls after the Asheville a Quetta goal had been allowed here was worn out talking about that which moaning about throw in. Sara, don't know. He's two yards. Upside be putting him on the bike, no complainant about throw in. He didn't realize. Offside. I just love that. I don't know why. Sorry. Saturday. It also spawned one of my probably worst impressions that I've done on this show said, saris to Yang offsite. He didn't know he was. Suddenly turned into Jacob rees-mogg some brilliant, impression should I should I should do entire shows is Warren. He said saw did. Did you realize? Oh, that's I said saris to yards off site. He didn't know he was what do you hear when you hear nailed it? He's a weirdo. And he said he's going to manage the team next season. Try and get them back in the Premier League. They had grown for successor, but he says, if he gets them up, he will not manage the private. No don't that's me now. No. The men is a walking soundbite. It's fitting that he was both of our winters for sound bite of the season. We continue now JJ. This is now one of the big awards of the night. Everyone kind of edges a little bit closer to the stage for this one the goal of the season. You want to know your contenders. Yes. Little down to four son verse Chelsea hazard verse. West hand company verse Lester, and Townsend verse city. Here's what they sounded like. Guys who've been Sony's. Being against Kenya. Still gino's. This season. Take you all on. Typical. Jay. Thanks, although Silva, winning the second tower. Strike Crystal Palace lead city, but not just with one of the goals of the season. Oh, man four great choices. Lord knows how many we didn't include we probably could've. Well, let me give the honorable mentions quickly for me. No versity. Andrea surely goal at turf. Moor against Burnley. The volley which was spectacular iron Ramsey's goal against Fulham that move. That was the full end of the pitch picked on any one of those. Yeah. I'll go first here and I'll be brief. Ultimately, all of these are great choices, but I just had such a hard time separating the goal from the moment, which is why I did go with Vincent company and his thirty yard strike against Leicester City. I mean what do you say just for that player to do that in that moment? It was it was a jump out of your seat moment in the Premier League the season. And. I'm comfortable with that as much ongoing with Andros Townsend because I of all people give great grit credence to the idea that the best of goal is the volley and he's absolutely nailed that he couldn't caught it any better. The only thing about it is, when you watch it back, it's almost like I was Bernardo Silva or whoever headed into his path. It will it was so perfect. Like he knew just hit. It just hit it. And he connected Seoul perfectly. That's one of those when you hit it, you know, from the minute, it leaves your booth it's going in so absolutely one of the best volleys I've ever seen and perfectly deserves goal of the season. And I think a lot of people have given him it other publications. Yeah. And that's, that's a fair shout. No question about it. All right. Part two now match the season. It's your turn. Liverpool travel to Saint James's Park needing to get three points against their hero Rafa Benitez. And what a game and sued three two was the final score for Liverpool. On a Saturday night of touch house. There's rather says little to win to go to points. It's all. It's all. These. In the Newcastle penalty area. Full. Listen to the tonight's area, the kill gross. Finish Jim shin king posts. The goal. This game. Quits doing twenty nine years of hutch will go to the final day exceptional season. Arlo white on NBC Essen own believable game for me the thing about it was that it was a jaded Liverpool team that go into that game. This, this was the classic. What I talked about down the stretch thriller, where Liverpool are tired. They're stroking with injuries with. You know, the exertions of campaigning on two fronts, and they come into it, and they come up against the team. That's banging form with nothing to lose doesn't matter if they lose the game a well drilled organiz team. That's got a little bit of pride back into sight. And wanna put on a good shorts engines park, and it was a perfect meeting because let's be honest deliver defend as badly in any other game that season this season probably not. And you end up thriller. It's a whole mesh of things coming together. And that's what that's what makes tightly run-ins great games like that. The real hero in this, of course, is the inswinger. Absolutely. And you said it consistently to me privately. Just text you. Hey, JJ three in the morning. Couldn't sleep inswinger. I've, I've received them in the shower. My phone goes. I'm not this is must be an emergency inswinger. That's all it says that's it. You know what it means? There you go. Both good choices from after the season really applaud both of us in all the work that we've done here. Yeah. All right. As we were you sound like you played left back for Newcastle. Here we go moment of the season. This is really the Liverpool portion of the show here. They were at the center of so many incredible game. Owner an absolute donor. Well, I'll tell you what, my friend from the Liverpool perspective, I did not Sunday, December second, the mercy side Darby at Anfield. Here's what it sounded like. Goes into the penalty romantic Ronald the head when the sliced up into the turned away in disgust didn't didn't give up. Why did you know something? I think it's just instinct. Bye. Did you as being livable heroes with? I think I just believed in myself it wasn't easy football. Most makes you told them for me. I just try to enjoy the game today. Again, if I come in, I was set up to try, it helped the team, and I'm happy that we could do in this way, too. Oh my God. It was fifty ultimate, like put your hands on your head with your jaw on the floor moment of the season for me. Couldn't believe Ben Di couldn't believe it. I sit in the clip he swung at it, wildly and just walked away into scusi. He was turning around expecting at any moment that the final whistle will be blown in that would have been that. I don't I still cannot figure out what Pickford was thinking limit from a personal standpoint you as, as a Liverpool fan. In this season with all of the, the great wins that Liverpool had be honest. Was there any other moment this year that caused you to go crazier than that one? Yes. Really the arena goal against Newcastle. It's a tie between the original goal against Newcastle, and the Saleh winner at so them ten and I'll tell you why we were wretch that night so that and so bad. And you're like this is where it all as we take a point out of this one the best. And he just went down the field and scored that goal. No, subsequently. We had the another goal after that. But that was the one and he runs the length of the field and he's not even having that good of a game. And then smashes won't between two defenders into the bottom corner that, that one was huge Mon for me. But you know what I'm balanced? The original one. It's just crazy. Absolutely. Chris, and I also thought of it for best moment, not just because of the insane nature of it, not just because it was in Darby match between Liverpool and Everton. But I think that was really the moment as good as Liverpool had been through the beginning part of the season. I think that was really the moment when everybody thought, oh, there is there is something happening here because I think city were beginning their wobble a little bit at that point. And Liverpool really had not hit. There's yet when you start to see things like that happening when you start to see Liverpool. Get three points in a game where you thought for sure they were gonna get down. If any, you started to think, okay, they are. They are game challenges here, and they did prove to be that all the way to the end JJ your moment of the season. Oh, such is such an absolute donor moment. But and this was the moment when I thought we are going to struggle. No to regain the grown, we had made it's a sixty eight minute of the Merseyside Darby at Goodison an Andrew Robertson in a central position thirty yards out. Fires a ball into the penalty area. Saving is today the day that livable fans back at the end of the season as the way they lost it. I'm not sure ready. Go that far. I will see that Liverpool. Kuno von should've won this game. He was. Shoot at one this game Chun's is the hot shoe that didn't take them. And not what Shola boat this year. Liverpool. Three credible chance show salad with two one on one yet. But they go keep Venus from forty hours couldn't funny. I was absolutely sick after that one Andrew, I remember Jaime Caraher had said the week before he goes, it's about ho the weekends. So the nil nil draw at Old Trafford than we hammered watt for a home in mid week. And we thought if we have three more points that keeps us a point ahead that keeps our noses in front, and that wasn't to be. And I just felt we were it was an uphill struggle after that familiar with six yards out, and it seemed like he had three arts no Saleh, as well silo had chances in that game more than the two that Steve Nicol talks about their by the way lovely production on that affects Matic sorry for to be a donor Liverpool listeners. But that was you keep saying, this is one is a real Downer will not for everyone. People who support Manchester City, listen to this podcast. This is not a Liverpool podcast. I know. But I'm just talking to Liverpool crew also if you're a fan of Everton and Lucas, Tina than it's wonderful moment for him. Probably one of the challenges of the season had that been a category. All right, the team of the season, this is probably the one that I always had the hardest time with because I could really come up with like my first team second team. And thirteen if I wanted to I'm gonna go first right? Or should we just kind of rotate here and all? Go first goalkeeper Giovanni formation of pay four four two. No, I think I'm playing a four three three fair enough. All right, my goalkeeper here, and you might have to shoehorn guys a little bit into possession, or not totally comfortable in, but whatever, goalkeepers Alison most clean sheets. But here's the thing. I, sometimes that's a little bit lazy. If a statistic to just lean on that and say, oh, well, he's the best keeper in the league because it's not just about that. It's also about the defense of the ad in front of him. But he also saved seventy nine percent of the shots that he faced for comparison, sake Minya lay for Liverpool last year was fifty nine percent and carry us was fifty six percent. I don't know that Liverpool were in the position that they wound up being at the end of the season headed not been for the improvement. They made at that position. Defensively we really stick with Liverpool here, Andy Robertson at fullback and Trent Alexander Arnold at fullback in the center, I went with Virgil Van Dyke and Merck LaPorte from the Chester city in my midfield. Manchester City again, with Bernardo Silva, I put in hazard in there and I put young men. Son in there as well even though it's really more of a forward. But I list, those again, this those again, Bernardo Silva didn't has our young men getting ripped apart. And you get destroyed. I thought about Fernandina, but I'm you know what these teams aren't actually going to play dare you to defend this team. All right. Dare you to do it, and then up front, I've got Sergio guero saudi-omani and regime. Sterling. Okay. So you can complain all you want about me, not having a defensive midfielder in there. But I'll take my chances with that Van Dyke in the middle there and, and the attacking power. How dare you, right? Allison and goal. The assist brothers exander Arnold and Robertson, and fullback positions. Virgil Van Dyke attended by Connor Cody who played every single minute of every single game for Wolverhampton Wanderers center bike that level has just gets you in there. So that's a decidedly Liverpool. An entirely loads of us have the essentially everything the same so far, except for LaPorte versus Cody. Yeah. And in tire Liverpool back for because Cody was team player at Liverpool. Bernardo Sova in the in the mid in the mid few three. I, I tried to do what you did. And shoehorn can't do it. Fernan Dino sits in there and screens could have picked other players. I was to put an end goal to content in there because I actually think he had a good season but he didn't repay their. And somebody else who I've shoot Harnden a tiny little bit, but he led his team and passes completed and tackles. Gel material for wolves just a Brit. What, what brillian signing, Cambridge my runner up for signing of the season five million, he cost ridiculous. How could they have pulled that off? Let's wonder how about the day of polonium. My front three will cause cause issues for people Sergio Guerrero as the center forward into three because you look at the goal against Liverpool in that crucial game. The issue had and you look at them gain big on the finely the season he is. Absolutely clutch. Raheem sterling. And Edin hazard who led the league with fifteen assists, you left off money. Interesting. By the way, if I was to do it again, I would have another team with Mani silent for me, but I just tried to put together a team that was broadly, Representative Andrew of all the through that right out the window. I just went, okay? Gimme who's the eleven that I think are actually best. I'm not trying to please people. All right. This is for me. No. I like my team by the way, I might team would destroy your team. That's first of all, we almost had the same exact. But if we replicated if we had the replicator capsule, we have three players that are different replicator leave by the way on the team of the year, Pablo naked. Yeah. 'cause when the votes are for that in the professional footballers of filling out their cards. He was in a rich vein of form. That's nonsense. I think they just don't pay attention. You know that's a name that's big and popular. I mean he still was you the best player in terms of productivity. So all right. And here we. Go JJ the funnel award of the night. Oh my God. It's been a long strange trip. Now our here player of the season. If you don't mind, I'm gonna go. I, I do mine, but I will let you go. I JJ I'm going with Virgil Van Dyke the best defender on team that kept twenty one clean sheets. He played all but thirty five minutes, the season actually scored four goals himself. Not even thing that is really winning him this award. But just for good measure, including in that Newcastle game. That was so important his who score dot com rating of seven point four four out of ten was the best of all primarily defenders, the season, this now is from ninety min dot com. They wrote this not only is he kept some of the league's best dribblers in his back pocket, but Van Dyke also has the unbelievable double record of having the best dual success ratio. Seventy seven percent of those who have completed in one hundred plus duels, and the best aerial duel. Success ratio. Seventy six point two percent of those to have completed in a hundred and fifty plus aerial duels, all in all the former south. Hampton man's influence has been untold with the reds boasting an average of two point three two points per game. When he plays compared to one point nine eight when he doesn't that last stat there when he plays they win. He was the best defender in the league, and I don't even know that it was really close. And for me he was the best player in the league overall Virgil Van Dyke my player of the year. My player of the year is also Scouser Trent Alexander Arnold Liverpool have two fullbacks in the top, six primarily assists, this season just finished. That's an incredible statistic. When you think of providers you often think of out note wingers, number tans, but in Klopp systems to fullbacks who stepped up the season Ivan absolutely blown away by the attacking impact of Trent Alexander Arnold to the point where his mission versus Manchester. United dot morning at Old Trafford. I was thinking, oh, he's out mentors. In Klopp is being too conservative by sitting. A fullback on the bench. I thought your Klopp was paying Manchester United too much respect. That is what he has done to this team as a twenty year old. Gary looker did an interview with him and he talked to him about his time in the youth side at Liverpool as a center, midfielder. And when you see how comfortable he is in terms of his range of passing in terms of fact, he can play pretty much with either foot. It made me think of another sentiment feeder who led the Premier League in assists. Join the last time Liverpool were in a tight race and thirteen fourteen that was thirty three year old Stephen Girard. He led the league that season with thirteen assists from midfield. Stephen Girard thirteen assists from midfield. That was just one more than Trent Alexander Arnold twenty years old at fullback water phenomenal season. He's had no Andrew Robertson, equally unequipped wax poetic about him too. But for. Me Trent Alexander Arnold is my player the season and just listen to this audio could easily be my goal of the season as well came in the defeat at the had. This is Roberta for me knows goal assisted by the fullback brothers. Who is he? Rowlinson put in. But is beautifully goal Liverpool. Well, if you want to see a Moton goal if you wanna call it full, full fake, cross onto his left foot, and then just look at Robinson handled in-space space. So, but then a little lift the easiest diving head is. Tamino econ believe he's look great ball to the far post the buck bucket. A goal. That bowl. Andrew Alexander iron out in the right both thirty five yards from goal fixed going, the right goals with the left plays a pass that, you couldn't have drawn up money, better that dips Ping's at right? Over deniro's head to the on the ruin Robertson, who site foots across for me, no to score and the commentator said didn't even say what to gold by for me. It was what a bowl. Unbelievable season and thirty deserves my player of the season. Oh man. There you go. That is it for for our funding. Award spectacular. For twenty eighteen nineteen. Please chime in on Twitter at CO, soccer pod at caught off site ESPN, we've reached the thousand followers. We should try and just go for two thousand get it done quickly. Let us know what you think what your thoughts are who your player. The season is who your goal of the season was all those kind of things. Absolutely. Because as the proper full non say scheme of opinions, Jeff, they do say that I've heard him say that many times this was a ton of fun. I'll tell you what, though there is still more caught off side to go. We're gonna take a quick break. And then afterwards, it's the after party big. What's watch for because there's still a lot, even though the Premier League season is over. There still so much more football to be played. Don't go anywhere. Oh back now. That is fun. I always enjoy looking back on the season. This was a great season. Honestly. I know there's varying opinions about the title race. But the fact that we had a total of two really historic teams go down to the final day fittingly. It was a total race befitting of that. I really enjoyed it. This was a fun year. There was some fun game. Some fun goals. And, you know, like I said, drama a point in the season we can argue about the season. But we did it on a podcast that we released on Monday, so goal is to argue there about title races. Now. We're in the after party, my friend, where we talk about all the other stuff. Now, speaking of drama, the championship playoff always provides that and it has been no different this year. No, it it's well it's been unbelievable. So we had West Brom and Aston Villa and that was played on shoes it that was the second leg and villa got Don on penalties, West Brom will nil that made it one one and they went through and penalties against a hotel, shall we put it rather robust, West Brom team. But the game that really caught everyone's attention was yesterday at Ellen road where leads lead one nil from the first leg at Pride Park. They played Franklin Pierce, Derby County, leads go wound up early on and. Then things start to fall apart for the home side, culminating in this Jack Mary ical. Now married. Study. Takes the county. Martin Tyler that was not. No. That was the Derby County Rams TV. What an unbelievable atmosphere. It was at Ellen road. And, and in the dressing room afterwards. Well in the dressing whom they determine county dressing. So just in the lead into the game, don't forget, the whole controversy over spy gate. The fact that there'd being leads be Elsa spy, derby, county's training ground. Frank Lampard had been quite upset about this. So, of course, the Leeds fans created a song to the Choon of stop crying, your heart out. So basically lyrics were. All of the spies are hidden away. You don't have to worry. You'll beat us one day. We beat you at home and we beat you away stop crying. Frank lamb pod. So they sacks. They were singing this, right? So basically telling them party showed up. Wow. Frank really enjoyed this. So afterwards in the dressing room, he, they put on stop crying, your heart out, bio-wastes, and sang it again. And I've never seen a mind. Enjoy his moment as much. No, we are set up with the John Terry. I hit said because Dean Smith is the manager of villa but John Terry's assistant manager. It's John Kerry versus lamps in the championship playoff final amazing own believe. Yeah. And John, Terry will be a tracksuit on the sideline for good reason. This time he's not suspended unbelievable. Really unbelievable season. Unbelievable scenes, go back and watch the game on ESPN. Plus, it's soul worth it. The drama is on believable, and I watched it in legends. Oh, really the biggest loss to the primarily leads not being there. There isn't outside of the big clubs like the top six clubs in England. There is no club, not even like leftovers and they wanna championship. That was Philip are like Leeds fans day, calm out of the woodwork because there are massive club massive club, but they have to spend another season in the championship, which is just it's brutal to, to get that far. It is absolutely brutal. And in. Thrall in game absolutely enthralling. I'm Jack Harrison, formerly of NYC pain a big part for leads as well. Nice. Let's see what to watch for JJ the boondocks league, the title will come down to the final weekend, Saturday, nine thirty AM. Both these games at nine thirty fire Munich and on-track Frankfurt and Brusca Munchengladbach Gladbach will host Borussia Dortmund. We talked about these in the pot on Monday belief. Yeah I'm excited. I think that could be because there's no gimme there for either of the teams going for the title. There's just no Guinot, certainly not. And that's what you want. You don't want like the worst thing would being and I'm not bitter, but the worst thing would have been burned Munich going away to Brighton. Hey Brighton gave it. Their all. All right. They were leading that game. Come on. Yeah. Barn right now leading seventy five points to Bruce Dortmund's seventy three points. So it's gonna with the goal differential being what it is a draw will be enough for Munich to win the title. It's going to have to take a buyer, Munich loss, and Borussia Dortmund win. That is what it will be. Why are you still smugly snickering over, because I flicked onto what's next on the list, and I can't stop laughing. Yeah. Go ahead. Saturday, seven AM Levada, and let it co Madrid. Antoine Krizman announces that he'll be leaving the club end of an era. Perhaps I thinking leaving. I think it's the reason I think it's the Twitter feed of Johnny Sharples. I don't even know if that's it. I'm terrible for not having put this on my ruined down. But he tweeted the best thing ever. He tweeted a picture of grease men in his goodbye video. Have you seen it? Yeah. How does Chevy looked. Yeah. Hair, the tweet was grease men. Looks like a, a youtuber who's, who's filming an apology video for setting a fire in a forest for starting fires fire. By the way, the rumor is that athletic cool got wind of him doing another decision video like he did last year. Remember how that just went now? Yeah, just dreadful apparently got wind of it until please don't do that. Just say you're going, right. Let's not make this painful for everyone embarrass myself included. You're not LeBron James in the end for grease two hundred and fifty two games with the club one hundred thirty three goals. He won three titles in his five seasons with athletic the Europa league in eighteen the twenty eighteen UEFA SuperCup, and the two thousand fourteen Spanish SuperCup. He also remember missed a penalty in the Champions League final in two thousand sixteen against Real Madrid. That is also on his lady, miss one in two thousand fourteen as well. No, if he had have listed here, but no, yes, no simply don't know. But you can't remember bring yourself to Burke. No was it twenty sixteen. There's been a lot of talk about. Last year. It was in a lot of people's minds. It was done. He was going to Barcelona and he stunned everybody with the video with the announcement. The decision decision that he was. Madrid and it bothered Barcelona quite a bit. I think they thought that they had been kind of almost like lead on for the sake of the drama of the thing that he was doing. But it seems like perhaps bygones are bygones and Barcelona will welcome in. But that is that isn't assumption. That is not official yet. Here's sit low on that of sump Sion. He told them or at least. Hold them way. He's going. And he hasn't yet announced it now, of course, odious reason for that being the case is this calls doesn't come into a false into the first that you like so perhaps, he wants to wait a half's he doesn't want that to be public just yet. But of course, absolutely inconceivable that he would publicly say, yes, I'm going if he didn't have his desk, nation already in place. We know the dream spring, spoke to a number of big European clubs. We know the Buffa we know that they're interested by guess until this is actually tied up. Everybody's going to be cautious including boss'll unto themselves because lots of buffalo. They had him up phoning up and saying, actually. No, let's go. So we shall see. But I still think it's gonna be Barcelona. Thanks going to be Lona agreed Graham, hunters piece on ESPN AFC, which kind of shows you that it will be our Celona and how we may fit in there. Good piece. Yeah. Let's see. JJ we do have an FA Cup final discussing one sec. But I, I want to tell you about my friends over ZipRecruiter JJ because firing challenging, but there's one place you can go. We're hiring a simple fast and smart place where growing businesses connect to qualified candidates that place, of course, is recruiter dot com slash offside. That's us ZipRecruiter. Sends your job to over one hundred of the web's leading job boards. But they don't stop there with their powerful matching technology. Ziprecruiter scans thousands of resumes to find people with the right experience and invites them to apply to your job as applications come in. Ziprecruiter analyzes each one spotlights, the top candidates. So you never miss a great match ZipRecruiter so effective that four out of five of employees. Who post on ZipRecruiter get a quality candidate through the site within the first day. And right now listeners to this podcast. Try ZipRecruiter for free at this exclusive web address ZipRecruiter dot com slash offside. That's ZipRecruiter dot com slash offside o f f s I d ez recruiter dot com slash offsides. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. Yes, the FA Cup final JJ Saturday, twelve o'clock. Noon eastern time at Wembley, Manchester City and watt. Furred. I don't like being that guy who says you're going to get excited. But honestly, I don't know if it's because of the, the drama of the final few weeks of the league season or the drama of the semi finals of the Champions League. But for whatever reason this is one that has just flown onto the radar from chance for city to do a fairly unique travel, domestic treble, so they would have taken all the pots and pans from Premier League to League Cup to FA Cup. That's got a bit of interest in it. I guess the fact that. Troy Deeney on watt furred and his whole story. This is kind of the culmination of that because we probably don't think you'll ever win anything bigger than the FA cope. We would imagine. He's more slightly, this is going to be to peak for him. Also, it brings back memories and it'd be chance for people to see what it was, like, when they went there in the nineteen eighties under Graham Taylor, Unser Elton, John. That was a fairytale story, then where they kind of popped up out of nowhere and went to a Cup final, there's, there's angles like that. But the actual game of the match up of the two teams doesn't really interest me. I suppose if you look, if you're, you know, if you're heavy grassy ah, this is oh, look for. I don't mean to downplay this for if you're a Wofford fan. This is like once in a lifetime stuff, potentially have offered funds to good. I hope we have the hundreds of thousands of them. We really know shelling this though. No. They, they should be. Three this will be incredibly fun. I'm not saying this won't be fun game. It could be an amazing game. I don't know. I'm just saying that for me personally, it's just kind of I don't know. I'm just not quite as like juiced up for this one is, as sometimes I would be what to tell if this was the fourth round replay, you would be hitting ping ping ping on the magic. Well, I do think I'm kind of right now with the FA Cup. Just I do find myself getting a little bit more excited sometimes for the third and fourth round games. When you get like non the non league side Premier League side matchup with at least this is a Cup final the people be able to go to because the the rumors coming out of what's happening in the Europa league. Final in Baku, is that no one is going to be able to get there people are going to get there. We'll have time to talk about the rope. Elite fun prediction for the FA Cup final. I'm gonna say city to nil. To one watt. Furred. Nice. Nice. Let's see. MLS JJ, Saturday, one o'clock PM. Montreal. Impact in New England Revolution. New England by the way, have new manager Brucie. Brad Friedel out Bruce Arena in Bruce to the future. This is an interesting one. This is mental they're giving him two jobs, sporting director and manager. Now, what is what is there to lose really can't get relegated? They can't be any worse than they already are. Well, they can be in Colorado has two point so far. The season at New England least had eleven which is still bottom of Eastern Conference, but. So Bruce Arena, did an interview with the SPNFZ and he was asked a question. I think it's Mark Donaldson. Who's doing the interview Bruce was asked to be feels like he has a point to prove in the wake of his last coaching job with team USA. No, I really don't. I'm disappointed in as anyone with the team not qualify for the World Cup. But that's also part of sport. You know, when I, I started that job with the US team in, in November of twenty sixteen. We'd already lost two games in in qualifying. And we knew it was going to go down to the last day, and it did, and we came up short. And you know, I as well as others accept responsibility for that. What's your message to those who perhaps eroneous Lee? See that's your legacy. Fair enough. Everyone has an opinion. I don't object to that. I, I feel personally very good about the effort I put in for that team in twenty seventeen and I think I have a good record over forty years in his game. And I feel comfortable for what I achieved today. It's kind of a dual thing here for me. I don't think we thing relates to the oh, we'll know look, here's the deal the US nut qualifying for the twenty thousand World Cup. It's not Bruce Arena's legacy. But it's part of it. I mean it's, it's, you know, when, when the book of Bruce Arena's career is written, like this is going to be that's going to be a significant or maybe even the most significant chapter of at health, even wrote entire book about it, basically afterwards. So, you know, I it's a big part of his legacy. Now, having said that it is not his legacy. He is a fantastic manager, who is one at multiple levels, and national team among them for what he did in two thousand two with the US men. So I look, if people wanna just forever hate him because of what happened in against Trinidad then. So be it, but that is that is not his legacy and I agree with him. He does not really have anything to prove in this job with New England. It was just talking about ROY, Roy Hodgson, getting back into management with Crystal Palace after what happened against Iceland in your twenty sixteen freedom, which was as seismic a thing to happen as the US, not being Trinidad and Tobago that night and not qualifying for the World Cup. At some point though, you got to move on as a fan base, like you have to move on. And I don't see a relationship between New England Revolution. And this what I'm fascinated by the relationship is people just talking about him. But like how sorry even if he gets them to like MLS Cup final? How does that change anything? Like how does that relate to not qualifying for the World Cup? It's chalk and cheese. Really? And you talking about legacies. He can win two cups in a row that it will won't have an impact on his legacy. His legacies the quarterfinal in two thousand and two. And guess what is in the equal legacy not making it in two thousand seventeen days, your legacy pick one site or together? My point is you're in your late sixties. I'm sure he's made a ball of money in Los Angeles. And he made a lot of money from US soccer. Why, why do you want to go to Gillette stadium? That's never full. There's barely five thousand people there. The team is crap the owners don't care and they've landed you two jobs deal sea and head coach. Well, you make that sound like it's a negative. I think a lot of coaches want to have that job. They wanna have say over personnel. He's in his late sixties, he can't do everything. He needs. He needs help breathe. What this team needs to be UK closer to Boston stadium on start again, that is true. That is what they need and I just feel it. Why would you want this one other one, I want to mention here? But what I have to say about it is not necessarily fully MLS base Sunday, seven thirty PM, FC, Dallas and L AFC. And I'm using that as a way to talk about this. Did you see Carlos Vela is not on the Mexico preliminary squad for the Gold Cup? And that is only the beginning, there's novella not to not toe. No Hector Herrera either. This is super weird and shocking to me. Now here's the explanation. I read Tom marshals piece on this. So I'm going to read from that L AFC forward. Vela's omission was due to the player preferring to be with his club and family said, Mexico, coach Tom Martino, and comes after the thirty recorded twelve goals in six assists in twelve MLS games in twenty nineteen Mike. God, he's been unbelievable. Wet. Stamm striker Hernandez, ask permission to be absent due to the birth of his first child, which is scheduled to take place during the tournament and was expected, while Porto midfielder, Hector Herrera has asked not to be called in after a long season. And appending club move reportedly to let it go Madrid Porto winger corona ticket. Tito missed out after a back and forth in March about his fitness for friendlies against Chilean Paraguay Martino was livid corona hadn't turned up to his first camp as ultra coach and was open expressing that Martinez said that he hadn't spoken to corona since then, and that after weighing up his options decided against calling in the player who has been in good form with Porto Martino said in his time, managing be Argentina and Paraguay, national squads, he hadn't experienced similar situation of number of players asking not to be called up quote. I don't think it's common. It's not something I've seen before said Martino, a call up to the national team is a prize for footballers when they don't see it as that. It's logical for them to not be here. I'm stuck. Nd by this because I would have thought that this would be something that Mexico would value that these players in some way would value coming off of the World Cup. And I'm I don't know. I'm just kind of shocked to see that these guys are so kind of, like casual about taking part in this turn of very strange. Yeah. And yeah. Yeah. Tattoo Martinez every right to be annoyed. But. What he has to do know as much as this is annoyed him. There's some names there that he cannot afford to Aglianese if he wants his team to be a power and not just get through and do well in the Gold Cup. You've gotta look long-term on this. So a bit of what would you call it? Diplomacy is no. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Mexican players have had player power before we saw it at the World Cup. Yeah. I don't know you talk. It's a good point because his Corona's a young player will be expected to be a significant part of the next national team for years to come. And there's clearly a rift between him and taught Martino right now. There's no way around that. So I don't know. I thought this was fascinating in some ways as an American fan. It's interesting partially because okay? This may be boosts the US chances. If Mexico's missing, maybe they're four best players, although her Lozano if he's healthy. But, you know, by the same token, I also kind of want to measure the US against the best Mexican team and if there without these guys and you can't quite do that Mexico will still be very good. They might even still be the favorite to win this thing. But just I don't know for a country with so much national pride over this team. I was just stunned to see these guys kind of just not really take this seriously disappointing. It may be just a perfect storm of everyone of them, having particular reasons why they can't make goal on Totta Martino being quite upset. We left to say, yeah. I just like like Clint Dempsey in his prime. I it's not a thing. I could picture him doing. You can't you can't say that because I remember Dempsey Bradley could use envision these now Landon Donovan is one that's interesting because remembering when he stepped away from the game but I'm trying to remember did he ever keep himself out of any kind of major tournament. Took a huge sabbatical, right? Yeah. Same thing used to happen, by the way, players are no much more guarded of their of their off-season time. And they are looking with more of a forensic view of tournaments doing need to do this is this going to impact me going into next season is rest more important the season is longer, and they also have to think about when they go in preseason tours with their clubs all that impacts. I remember as far back as twenty years. Alex, Ferguson basically answering the phone. Roy keane? And saying, no. When art and will go on the USA a Cup tour. No. Yeah. I guess with wages being what they are now for clubs slopes, callers steak. But man, it's still that's still kind of disappointing. I, I saw the Gareth Southgate's planning on, including Harry Kane for the England game a week after the Champions League funnel, Harry Kane ever going to have a break that's because I can probably had. He probably had GARRETT'S. Okay, Rhone the neck when he was writing that you're better put me on. He on the highly Cain will travel, Harry Kane will be he can't stay away from football. He's not he's not capable of it, and it's being to the detriment of Haley kind of. Well, there you go. That'll be interesting to, to see as we get closer to the Gold Cup when all the roster's released for all the different clubs teams or national teams. Oh man. This was fun. Wow. Oh my goodness. I can't believe it's over this. Really now. Does Mark the end of the Premier League season officially the divinely are over? Everyone is left so many people are hammered hopefully there's Uber drivers standing by or this could really be dangerous view didn't book the Uber drivers don't people book their own Uber drills. We were getting we were doing a special thing for people, then there's going to be problems. Jennifer Lawrence is crying in the corner. What if you said to her? I've been talking to you for the last hour fifteen minutes. You said something rude to Jennifer. Lawrence apologize rude bone in my body. All right. Mel is not coming again. This was fun, my friend, really. It was to you and all the fine people here at the caught offside ballroom tonight. I say, I'll see you take care. Listening to cod off side. Soccer podcast.

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LADS#148 - PFA Team of the Year, Manchester Derby, Typical Arsenal, and Fan Questions

"Hey, I'm competitive and Martin Frazier, and we are loud Americans discussing soccer better known as lab. Today is Friday, April twenty six April is almost over April. Motherfucking showers Martin. You know? Again. This might go down as one of the salty as podcast back to back salty, podcasts arsenal in Manchester, United both blowing it. We also have some PFA team of the year discussion, we also have some Paul pug behave which some of it. I believe to be unwarranted. So I want to get your take on it. I know you fall in and out of him sometimes but Martin before we get into that. How are you? Sleepy. I'm a very sleepy Martin. I know both of us had long as days of work. And I think that I'm finally at the age where I'm just tired like I can sleep and shit. But I'm just going to be tired. But I'm home. Now. I'm fucking talking soccer. I might be a little sad about soccer. But I'm still talking soccer. So moods lifting up, I just took my first sip of a beer fucking mood lifter. So I'm I'm all right? Kevin. I'm a seven out of ten just let's go was there. I'm drinking. How're you? Fuck yet. Dude like size arsenal. I had a great week. Like, I was featured in a music video, which is wild which I sent to you. That was really really cool. I got to smooch make out with a really cool friend of my Melissa and a music video that has like fourteen thousand views now, which is wild. I'm marrying two of my close friends tomorrow, or I guess today since I said it's Friday, but recording this Thursday night. Whatever time is a flat, circle, you we we know this Martin, and I had a like a bomb ass interview for a place up in Boston. So but like the only thing bringing me down his fucking arsenal. Man, and it sucks, and I can't even blame Mustafay this time. Like what the hell? But the sides that I'm good, but I'm just drinking some PBR. You know, I'm not getting crazy on anyone. But Martin, you know, who is getting crazy on us, which we've already assumed has been crazy for a long time probably since he's played. But Eric Cantona since he was born back bat shit up until nineteen seventy seven, and that's a pure guess on when he was born. And now that I'm doing the math at his horribly wrong. No, no, it's fine. You know to say Aircon tone born nineteen seventy seven no one fact checks us, anyway, especially our reviews on I tunes. Eric Cantona before the Manchester Darby posted a very interesting Instagram. It has now been taken down. But if you had gone to Eric Cantona's during this grace period, if you were so happy to follow him or had checked Twitter at all that day. Eric Cantona posted a picture of him. Who's he's a terrifying man, if you've ever seen any of his funny videos of him talking or doing the dramatic speaks or whatever he's a terrifying man, but it's just him staring into the camera with his phone facing the camera and the phone has a video of an egg. And you just see an egg. And you're like, wait, what's behind it? And the next thing, you know, a fucking full tort cock. I'm talking like porn star eight inch or just flops on breaks the egg. I I I do I like what the fuck is. That dude I I'm shocked to be absolutely honest shocked shell shocked for now show called hard hard. Cock in that like everybody who knows anything. About Eric Cantona knows he's famous for a couple of things. His karate kick his violent playing style and great playing style. And then finally his Instagram and weird videos that he posts on a regular basis. Do remember in the World Cup when he would post about video every other day one was making fun of name or the other one was making fun of of fucking goddamn Liverpool in the Champions League. So this guy is no stranger to weird as internet sensations. But this takes the cake literally, I am sure it's an egg. It takes an egg to make a cake. You're right. It takes a village to raise a person and it takes a cake to make an egg. So Eric Cantona? What you doing it takes a cock to break one. But I just just you know, the man knows how to get my tension. Let me tell you. I I've never. And and I go back to the world the World Cup videos were clearly it was like making fun of neymars like ramen noodle hair. And you just such an intimidating, man. But if you go to Instagram now, he just has a picture of a banana, laying aside an egg and it says censored vis as censured, I don't know if he misspelled it, or that's how I don't know. I can't get I can't get anything past this guy. I don't I can't understand him at all. But you know, was it a metaphor for what city would do to Manchester United? I don't know. Like what what was the purpose? I I have so many questions like I just saw on 'em nights Shamlan movie. Like what the fuck did. I just watch. Maybe it was a philosophical how the fuck do you say that word post like what came first Caulker the edge? Oh, and and you know, what Eric Cantona's diving real deep into our subconscious here and allowing us to explore the possibility of life. Would they simple dick post on Instagram for millions and millions of people to see well done? Very neat. She s I love it. Eric cantona? I didn't think that deep about Martin. But thank you for breaking that down. So Eric Cantona philosopher who would've thought philosopher? Yeah. Let's let's move on. Let's move on the twenty eighteen twenty nine thousand nine Premier League PF a team of the year has just been announced and it was leaked that. I don't know if it was leaked or announce it fell a day early than before. I guess I'm not sure, but the reports came out the Virgil Van Dyke is one PFA player of the year. So do you wanna start there or do you want to start the team? Well, let's let's start with the alleged PFA player of the year Virgil Van Dyke virgin Van Dyke for his friends. I if it is true it I think it came out yesterday that it was going to be officially released today. And I haven't seen anything official coming out today that he is the PFA player of the year. But let's assuming that he is. I think it's a well deserved award. Not only for him as an individual. But for defenders as a whole there's little to be said about the fantastic. Upgrade Virgil Van Dyke has brought to lever is back line. If you look back at Liverpool's defense over the course of the past couple of seasons. It has always been there lie ability. If I think back of the fantastic consistent defenders that Liverpool has had in my lifetime off the top of my head. I can name only name a couple you got Jamie Carragher, you've got Sammy hippie era. You've got Martin hurdle. Obvious fucked skurdal. You don't have days on loving. But this year, you have a fantastic back line with Robertson. Trent Alexander, Arnold and Virgil Van Dyke and Virgil Van Dyke is the heart and the soul of that defense. And what makes that defense so fucking good? And it allows Liverpool to have more freedom not just in in terms of space going forward. But mental freedom not always worried that someone's going to break through their back line. So I don't think it can be understated. How important Virgil Van Dyke is to this Liverpool team and at the risk of sounding, you know, fucking cocky, I think if you take Virgil Van Dyke out of that Liverpool team that defense falls to shreds to be perfectly honest because if you don't have that strong man that strong Dutch feller in there, it ain't gonna work. Well, no, not at all. I mean, I think what he's done for the club is exceptional. A everyone is bragging about Allison which I think is warranted. I think Alison I would have picked him for my goalie of the year. But I think between him and enersen it could have been a coin flip. But you got to take into account that Allison has the best defender in the Premier League. If not the world, I mean, let's just do the world Martin is there a better defender in the world than him. Maybe not a true defender at the moment. I think I think Virgil is twenty-seven right now. So he's he's still got you know, life in him yet. This is about the prime of his life. So if you think about the best defenders in the world some of the best defenders that pop into your head or getting up in age. We've been hearing about them for the past five ten years, you think Sergio Ramos Chellaney fucking Nucci Hummel's, and and really they're all hedging towards thirty or above thirty in some cases. So I think he is athletically and positionally the best defender in the world. But when you talk about attacking defenders, I I don't think you can put him up there. But I put that in an entirely different type of class. Yeah. I I think he's just done wonders for the club and east. Brought like you know. You know, if you're a striker of any sorts or a wing player, I mean, just going up against that big that big just. Goliath of a man each like for ninety minutes must be such a nightmare. So I think it's well deserved and Martin. Here's whole quiz. I'm going to quiz you. We love quizzes here on lads. Who was the last defender to win the PFA player of the year? John Kerry, two thousand nine two thousand and four thousand five but God damn you did get the you got the right guy. Got I I'm wow, my were. My were. We were talking like fucking ten or fifteen episodes back about PFA players and Virgil Van Dyke. And I think I was looking up who the last defender to win the PFA player of the year was in and somehow, someway, I can't remember how to do math spending or talking. But fuck me of John Terry did not jump to the front of my brain. When you asked me that. Yeah. He's forgot about John. Well, I wonder how I wonder how he's doing yet that nice stint Avila. I wonder what he's doing. You know, didn't he he gone. He gone from villa? Right. Oh, no. Yeah. He'd been gone, but he's probably gonna do some commentator and go hang out care Carragher, and Neville and all those lads. So that's probably what I'm assuming where he's that's his next transition. I don't really see him as a coach. But you know, who food who knows you know, that that's that's up there. Could you see John this is a total aside? But could John could you theory as a coach, I can't really? I could see him as a coach the same way. I could see the Dane as a coach as a player where you know, you don't really look at him and think coach material, but then you think realize that he was the mother fucking captain of Chelsea of England, and he has obvious leadership capabilities, and plus he fucked Wayne bridges wife like just give him a coaching job if he's that helpful he can definitely control the locker room. I would I would be very surprised if he doesn't go into coaching because it seems like all the famous players from England from the EPA L just go into coaching after they finished playing. I it seems to be a rite of passage in. I'm about a dude. I'm about the logical step. Yeah. All right. I can I can get behind. Oh, could you name the last Dutch player to win? Right. He's dutch. Right. Virgil Van Dyke in my crazy. Yeah. Who was the last Dutch player to win the PFA? I'm doing quiz time. Baby, Robin van Persie or Ruud van Nistelrooy. Rob van Persie? Yeah. Oh, do be on jeopardy. Be like that guy. Who smoking everybody getting like hundred thousand whatever a night. God only soccer jeopardy though. That's the problem. Yeah. No everything else. We'd just be good a civil war. But I I get like civil war history and get all those I ended up with only like three thousand dollars and everyone else's like way. It's like TV shows Cav, you could do TV shows, and oh, oh, I would crush movies and TV shows and HP lovecraft. But I don't think they'd make that a category. All right. Let's go to PF a team of the year. I'm gonna I'm just going to read it out from the back. Are you ready from the back? If starting in the back now, we're here started. We're gonna hit it from the back. Okay. All right. Hit it from the back. Evan. Okay. So you got Edison and goal. You got Roberson on the left ports Van Dyke Alexander Arnold. And then we're going to go hop up to the midfield. We have central defensive mid. We got Dino the to center mids are pug by Bernardo Silva. And then on the wings, we have reams sterling saudi-omani and then as striker guero. So it's all Liverpool city, and then one Manchester United player, which this is the guy who's been getting the most hate on internet. Even though he's not the one who liked picked. I feel. Bad for Paul GPA because it's like he's not the one who put him out there. So everyone's like sending him Hateley. You don't deserve to be on this. It's like, dude, I didn't pick the be on this. You know? So what do you think of this? I only have a couple of changes. But I'll let you go first. I really think this is a pretty damn well done list. If we're if we're being completely honest. It just encompasses Manchester City and Liverpool, but those are the two best and by far the best teams in the pram. So working from the back. I think the Goldie talk was between Edison. And allison. And you have to look at who has a stronger defense between Liverpool and Manchester City to really tear those two apart from each other. And once again, it's by the slightest of margins in my opinion that Liverpool has a better defense. So Edison has a technically harder job than Alison. I also think Edison makes his job harder on himself. I talked about this last podcast. I think he takes unnecessary risks and positions him so very ugly. Obviously it worked out in the Manchester derby, but we'll get to that. But dev. Think Edison is deservedly the goalkeeper Robertson Alexander, Arnold and Van Dyke. You can't argue that there's been a better three in defense. They're low port. I think that's a bit of a stretch. Especially if you look at what LaPorte has done in the champion or not the champions, the the mistakes that LaPorte has made in in some of the big games, including the Champions League where his position this is the Premier League, we can't talk. Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. But just looking at a personnel at a whole here as a whole defender. And I'm sure that goes through all their all the judges minds looking at their whole performances. So I don't know if I agree on that one. But then again, I I don't know who I would substitute in there for that Fernandina. Obviously deserved. I think he is crucial to that Manchester City team Bernardo Silva once again fucking crazy year for him. Pug, the I'm on the fence about here. I think his best performances of the year deserves an inclusion in the PFA, but the man has been pretty inconsistent this year. So I don't know how I feel about that. But at the same time, and I know all the Chelsea fans. Are pissed that hazard is an in an and making the argument that hazard should replace PA. But the fact of the matter is, and we talked about this a bit a couple pods ago. You can't force players into a position where they don't fit like in. No sense of the word does has our play pod buzz position. And no sense of the word is has already a true midfielder. So you can't bitch about Paul GPA being included, but hazard is not when the position has already been taken hazards position in this low four three three formation here is money's who was a better player this entire season Monay or hazard, it's money. So if you can think of a better left midfielder, then Paul Paul GPA, then you can kind of have an argument, but you can't say has should have a spot, but Pogue Bush, and it when they don't share the same spot, but a gross sterling fucking. Easy. I'm right there with you. I think has are should be in. This is just he just missed the boat. You know, what I mean, you know, when it's just unfortunate. I I I know a lot of people are hating on Paul Paul. And I it's hard for me to put him in here. Mar because it's just he feels that though you only had two months stint where he was phenomenal. You know, and a lot of those games. And I'm not trying to poop on them weren't against the best side and a lot of those were penalties. But I mean, we looked at people missing penalties are important. You know, if if a girl hits one in the Champions League there through so penalties are important. But yet, but you make a good point that fucks me up because you know, hazard can't be in that left mid he's a winger or he's been playing as a false nine. Honestly, you could put them where guero is how saris been playing right? Right. So, and that's that's just logical sense. That's not saying pug buzzed the better player than has this year at all at all. So I I really don't think that there's too much of a shout for hazard to be included when the better player has already taken his spot. But if if we're talking about Paul GPA, and who I I would say could take his spot. First off. I'm just gonna roll through some not so poplar people who are definitely never going to get that spot because it's usually going to go to the top six teams. But I think cigarettes has been fucking terrific all year. He is a key a fucking key to the Toffees in that midfield. Fuck in deadly alley. David Silva, Christian Erickson is another one who I am. I am surprised as on nod. So. Yeah. Well, son is kind of similar to has ordered as well. And once again, I'd I'd say money's the better player. Sorry, guys. But you can only have one best winger. Yeah. That's that's him of me. Like Mohamed Salah, I would love to have him in here. But when you have sterling Iman, that's hard. You know? So I understand the snubs of Salah and the hazard, I understand people are people. I wouldn't I posted this today and asked you know, fans of the show their thoughts. The majority of them were ripping on pug. Even though I had a couple of comments. I think from the cunning stunt from discord channel he comments on our Facebook saying like, we'll Paula has. I think it was like four or five more goals than Bernardo Silva, and more assists, which again people can argue. Well, there's penalties. But, you know, still the stats show something, right? I don't know. I'm not here to argue that I'm just saying like, I can see an argument for both sides. Yeah. And like if we're being absolutely honest. I think this is one of the best PFA teams. That I can think of in terms of how accurate they are in all honesty. The only controversial inclusion is pulp Alba everybody else there with kind of kind of the exception of LaPorte definitely deserve to be in there. So I just wanted to put it out there that the English should take over all types of rankings, put French in the trash can in the wastebasket as the British would say because the British has got it. Right. They got it right in the PFA players of the season. They're the nominees, and they got it. Right. Once again with the actual team. So fucking kudos to them yet. You know, what I think they did a pretty banged up job. My only real change would probably be Allison and goal. But I mean again like man city fans, they'll get mad at me. I think it's a pick them like what do you want me to do? They're both like fricken phenomenal players. I would just I would just I prefer Alison because he's more of the traditional. Goalkeeper? I I'm not, you know, don't be old man yelling on the porch. I don't wanna be that guy. But you know, like you were saying Martin Anderson does stuff, and I get I get a little the willies. You know, I get a little what do you do in their dude? So yeah, he's like he's like when we first started watching Noyer whenever he burst in the scene on thing is like twenty twelve or some should twenty eleven whenever he I burst into the scene. Everybody was like heck. Hey, hey, you're you're not supposed to do that. And it just kept working out in his favor. And and in all honesty, he created a completely new type of goalkeeper. And I like, it's Kepa. And I think it's kinda similar with this Edison. And Allison where. It's not a natural goal. Lease so to speak on and it's weird and people out and welcome people out because if if I still have to think of the best goalie, I think of who can save the best who is going to save the best and the hardest shots. I don't think about how good they are with their feet, and it's just this changing world. So it's it's it's a little sorry for the fucking dog. I can't get her to shut up and has been in the fucking room. And I'm home usually walk at this time. So that's just an explanation. I'm calling pita right now. Call pita. Well, they might be busy like throwing blood on people or making fun of what's his name, the crocodile hunter. Oh, that's right. They fucking came after. Oh my God. I watch YouTube and Gus Gus Johnson. He's like one of my favorite YouTubers made a video of like pita would never do this. And it was like a course everything pitas done. And it was shocking. I was like what they apparently. This is true pita went to a dog show. Dresses, the Ku Klux Klan. Why just to say that, you know, they're like that the owners were like, you know, treating them like slaves for show, but the owners of the dogs. That's a stretch pita. That's a fucking stretch and a half guys. You're talking about the enslavement of like an entire race of people versus dogs. I don't I don't. I really don't see it. I'm sorry pita. I tried for half a second. I don't see it. Okay. Martin. Let's move in to the Manchester. Darby I know this is going to be a sore topic. But right right afterwards, we get to talk about arsenal. So, hey, I'm right there with you, buddy. So I'll start off I'll start. Hey, I'll go first ready. I the first half of the first half was very competitive. Okay. So yeah, that's yeah. Okay. We could say that. Okay. We got it out there. And then it kind of went to shit in the second half. So. That that's my analysis. It was after Bernardo's Silva's goal. It just seemed to like air kind of went out of the balloon with Manchester United. You know, what I mean like someone sat on a Whoopie cushion, and it was. Had Manchester United on it. So what is your thoughts on it? Just was my actually before we can get into it. What the hell is going on with Davidoff? Like is hip Spro. Is he got the yips as he just like so done with this quad is because we know how phenomenal. He is. And Martin you've always been the one like he's the best goalkeeper in the world. And I've been like, yeah. I'm kind of right there with you right now. He's not in his character. I Manchester United with three games to go have lit up fifty goals this season. And again, the guys in front of Deva are doing him. No favours whatsoever. Right. So it's and it's the most I think I saw the stat. It was like the most goals since like the nineteen seventies. Like something ninety seven ninety seven. Okay. Yeah. I mean, look if we start a Deva, I have always been on the on the side of what have you done? For me. Now, what have you done for me lately and Judah form I'm fucking sticking with that mentality. And because of that, I can confidently say that he is not the best in the world right now. And I think it's an incredible shame. Because last year I felt there was no question about it. He was the best in the beginning of the season. I thought there was no question about it. He was the best. But I think he has the from the horrify World Cup that he experienced and like you said he he is getting he's he's actually getting negative help from his defense. The World Cup was so long ago. Like how I know. I'm saying he's had the hips all year, man. We're just seeing the fucking final phase of the yes. And I think that's when it's confidence started falling. Because if you look at these two goals that Manchester City scored the first one by Bernardo Silva, and then the second one by LeRoy Sanni, both of these goals were saving the first one beat him on the near post his near post, which he is usually spectacular at. However, he did not get his feet sorted in time and was late to make the save hence. So when an obviously the next one. The fucking three defenders on Manchester City Lindelof smiling, and Dr me on were all in a line a straight fucking line all trying to guard. It was like foot like American football T-Bone formation, or whatever I don't. It was fucking. It was a shotgun formation, and you add your running back and your fullback behind you as well. It was it was a fucking fuck tartar of a situation through through and through. And let me just say. Yes. That second goal that sauna goal was save -able. Absolutely. It went right at his midsection about you know, a couple of inches to the right? And an I gotta give huge props to sauna for putting an absolute rocket on the end of that CIA and lighting it. But it is save -able. And these are saves that heya has to make to keep Manchester United in contention. And this is these are the saves that he made regularly for Manchester United for the past four or five years, and this is worrying I've seen reports that Manchester United are already looking for a replacement, and and to quote, they wonderful Tom Cruise from one of the best movies in the history of moviemaking pineapple thunder. Why don't you take a step back and literally go fuck yourself? The man has one not so great season. And you are already shopping around for other goalkeepers. I am shook. I am. Mm constantly disappointed at Manchester United's, upper echelon of management. They have no idea what the fuck they're doing. So that super disappointing to see going forward throughout the game. Like, you said cov- Manchester United had its fair share of chances in the first half jailings dot closed. Marcus rash. I had a couple of shots. Go wide and Edison actually fucking his positioning was weird. Once again when Paul GPA hit that through ball for rash for to dive on his positioning was weird. And I thought he was off his line way too early. But he was there in the Nick of time once again to to swipe the ball out of rash RDS feet and deny him a scoring opportunity. So yeah, United ahead. It's fair share of opportunities. But from the get-go from the start of the second half and constantly Manchester City was pressing they were pressing for a goal they repressing for dominance. They were pressing for abuse. And they got I think it was the goal came in. The fiftieth fifty fifth minute or something and and like men Manchester United just like lost their legs. Like, they were just like it. Just it just, and that's you know, I think it was was it Gary Neville, we're talking about this is what pep Guardiola does. He just exhaust you with everything. And I think pep was very disappointed in the first half us like a man city. You know, I remember how he said like United made it very competitive in the first half because they had to they had to balance back after that after that Everton match so and they did play better than ever to match. But I think anything they would have done would have been better. What happened at Goodison Park. Right. So I yeah, it's no I'm just saying like literally like I could have gone out there. And okay, okay. Before we get the tweets, I could not have gone out there. But the record show and done better at Goodison Park. Okay. But I think pep like had to go slaps a mass and be like guys what what the hell are you doing? You know, like if you look at talent talent man city is just foreign above. You know? Yeah. And and it it truly is even though this was not the strongest lineup Salk jar could have fielded for the Darby. This was a lot of that could have competed and at the very least like soldier said we should not be being out run by Everton by four to five kilometers. And once again, you saw it in the Manchester's Manchester derby by the sixtieth minute, especially by that LeRoy saw Nagel. United was done the players were beat exhausted. And I I do think that is twofold. Kev, I think that's one because of pets tactics. The man passes the ball and forces you to run an exhaust yourself. And Secondly, we talked about this last week or on Wednesday, their fitness shite, man, they can't put forth maximum effort for a full ninety minutes. Let alone a consecutive consecutive games. So this this really really sucked to see a Manchester United fan. I did not go into this game. Thinking that Manchester United could win or would win. But still to see the players give up. That's that's the shit that just it. It hurts me. It hurts me to see that. Because like Gary Neville likes. Okay. Or like, so many old and current Manchester. United players have said. This episode is brought to you by GS K. No, two cancers are the same. That's why GS K R oncology. Scientists are working on personalized treatments. One way we design these new medicines is by harnessing a patient's own immune system to target and destroy tumors. And by creating new combinations of medicines. That work better together, we hope to transform cancer treatment for patients in the future. If you wear that Manchester United shirt, you better wear proud and these players are not doing it. And like I said I do want to say real quick, I think it was a Sky Sports commentator. I don't know if it was Roy Keane or someone who are saying that isn't showing leadership the players like Jesse Lynn guard and trying to be a veteran presence when Paul Paul, bud. Jesse Lingard are the same age that just I don't know. I just you know, I I feel like I feel like pug by it can be such a scapegoat. And I feel like some of its deserved. But like his stats came out today in terms of like, you know, he leads Manchester United in almost all stats in terms of, you know, most travel most goals, most assists like. Like the guy is just he's doing the best. He can with the little town around him. You know what I mean? Yeah. I I agree on on the principle of that. I don't think. All of pug, buzz criticism is deserved. I'd say about seventy percent of that should is is just media talking crap about him and and journalists taking aim at him because he's an easy target. He was the most expensive transfer at the time, and it seems like that tag has stuck on him like Liu. So he is an easy target in. And a lot of the criticism is not warranted. But I I'm going to actually take this chance to stab in the back and say a lot of that criticism is warranted. Though. This man is has almost become the face of the deepening crisis of Manchester United. We saw it under Marino. And I do not think that was Paul pug butts fault entirely, but we we've seen how powerful this man is at Manchester United and how powerful he can be to his fellow team. Mates in terms of motivating and terms of keeping them on track by his own performances. So if he slips the entire team slips if he's good or great dire entire team steps up a lot. So I think there is a lot of weight on his shoulders. But and I absolutely think he is able to carry that weight, but he is not carrying that weight at all points this season. And that's that's the main difference between what I thought Manchester. United was getting with Paul pasta, and what Manchester United got with Paul Ponca. When I when I heard the news of Parbat coming through my first thought was a gig player, a skull Z player who was literally going to die on the field for that shirt run themselves into the ground for that shirt. Who cares if you have a bad game terrible terrible game shit game. You're going to try harder than everybody else. And that's what. I haven't seen with Paul Paul GPA if he has shit game. He is not energetic is not trying to win every single ball. So he needs to have that same level of motivation. He has for one he's playing his best games as his crap games. And I think that's the big disconnect. That Paul Paul goes missing right now for me. I think he's just become kind of a luxury. You know, like, I think when you came to the club it became, you know, let's build around him right Martin. But we didn't. That's that's the problem. And like none of the players that mo- brought in were bought to build around him. And so I do not lame hog. But for that part. But no. But my argument is I don't think he's a player you build around. I I know I'm not trying to be a hot take. No, no, no. I I like that. I like that. I think he's awesome. The have right. It's like if you have a boat cool, but you know, it's expensive. And it's just nice to have. I just don't think he's the player who takes you to the next level. I think he's a player when when things are going. Well, it's awesome. Right. And he is phenomenal. I think the World Cup. He was phenomenal woke up, but I don't think he was a driving force of that World Cup. I think he was like when all the players are doing phenomenally great town around him. I think he's a luxury, and I'm not trying to be a hot take. I think Paul Paul GPA is not your like star player. I think he's a really nice addition. So you need like a Rinaldo or I'm not Rinaldo. But like, you know, like your I don't know like in a Wairoa or a van Percy, Wayne Rooney gigs, e what have you I never thought that I never thought of it like that. And I really liked that mindset. Because if if you think of the friends World Cup winning team as well as the event is team that he was a part of he wasn't necessarily the main man these star of the show every single time. And I do think building around a singular player is an overrated in a pretty shite way to build a team. If you're talking about soccer, obviously basketball in football or. You Ventas got him knocked out of the Champions League. Yeah. Exactly. Fucking perfect. Perfect example, you can't really build around a singular player when when all these players have to work in perfect tandem. You think Manchester City you think last year you can't say Real Madrid because it's Rinaldo. But shit attends a good example. Yeah. Right. You'd think and then messy with Barcelona, obviously, you have those two outliers because those who are freaks of nature, but if you're not Rinaldo, you're not a messy hell even include hazard, an and neymar in this discussion. If you're not one of the top four best players in the world and have been consistently talked about being at that level. Like those four players. I have mentioned don't build your team around anybody build a great team a great team, not eighteen made up of great individuals pep has done that talking fantastically. Don't make like a fee for top eleven because there's no right, right? Perfect. Perfect. Don't look at the ratings but the bar. So my my big my big thing about this game is I feel like the players need the play to keep their spots. But I mean, I think you only pick like a few. Players that you'd want to keep on the squad. Like, you would you wanna keep? I think I think I said this on on Tuesday when I went on that low rant. I have four or five players that I would keep a keep the keep rash furred a keep Jesse Lynn guard, a keep Paul, Paul, blah. I'd keep Luke Shaw. I'd keep Deloitte, and I'd keep Lindelof the rest. None can get the fuck outta Carrington. Yup. That sounds that sounds good to me. I'll just play a five aside next year. Screw man. Couldn't could it be worse. Right. All right. Let's let's be worse. Hey, you're right. But ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. All right. Let's talk about my gunners. I mean, do we have to? I mean, what's more to say? This is just another. I think for both our squads like this has become the norm, which hurts me. So so much more inland. Why is now the norm that like we're not surprised that arsenal loses the way or Manchester. United loses the man city. I think it's like pep is five wins out of the past seven games in the Manchester. Darby doesn't. Yeah. I was about to say that at the at Old Trafford since he has come into the pram. It's other Manchester City has the most wins at Old Trafford of any other team or peps Manchester City has more wins at Old Trafford than any other team in that era because since Manchester City got that oil money they've been spanking United in the Darby quite regularly. So that that's a son of a bitch to swallow. But yeah, Kev. Let's let's stop shoving this horrible horrible Manchester City being better than my team store in line down my throat, and let's make you said a tiny bit. You want to be said. I love being sad. I'm gonna go. Listen to some Elliott Smith leader, some the cure. It's going to be great. God damn it. I off the Wolverhampton wolves are giantkillers. Can I use that excuse? Can I say see? Okay. All right. So this is not this any this is kind of the result expected right arsenal away against the giant killers. It was just it just seemed so right for this app. Typical arsenal. Love them. The wolves have not been arsenal. Martin in forty years. Will. Whoa. For years. And I think the wolves have in four top six teams this year. So the wolves are probably next to. You know, probably when the best stories this year, honestly. I mean, if you think of any other side right now, I mean Everton's had a pretty good season matures of a non top sixteen. They've definitely had probably the best story. And it's just I agree. I mean, they came from relegation zone, dude. And they are the best of the rest and and to be fair if they score that penalty or if they didn't give away that penalty in the FA Cup semi-final they'd be in the FA Cup. Final two. So this is kind of a rags to riches enriches ashes to gold Cinderella story that we're witnessing that won't bringing bringing any silverware or any media praises or ship. But huge respect to the wool honoring wolves of Wolverhampton guys. Yeah. I mean, you it was just so arsenal to give. But it's not even like it was like it was almost I can't even talk. He give me. So they give me. So I just I just can't I'm sorry guys. But it's so arsenal that they give up a goal like within ten minutes of each other less than ten minutes, Ruben neva's and the twenty eight th minute Matt Doherty, the thirty seventh and Diogo iota. I believe in pronouncing that right and the forty seventh or forty fifth plus second minute when it however to fuck you wanna say but three goals in the first half, Martin, two nil. And I already knew I'm like, well that's the game. Like, I had no faith in this team coming back especially away. But again, we've talked about this before about teams like after the first goal, right? Martin wouldn't you like sit your guys down or like start yelling out? I'm like all right guys. Come on. Let's get it together. Let's relax. There's no leadership on this team. You know, it's like, well, let's have some good possession. That's hold the ball for a bit. Let's go into half, you know, at least just being a goal down. You know? So we can reset ourselves in the second half. No. They gave up a goal literally nine minutes. Later. And then after that ten minutes later so goals like ten minutes within each other, right? I understand Emory was resting a bunch of players who were exhausted. I just this arsenal squad. I don't know what I'm going to get weaken week out because Martin if you think about arsenal had be in Manta. She knighted this year Chelsea Napoli. Right. Big dogs. Right. And then you look at all their losses away, and it's just dumbfounded. I don't have it in front of me. But it's the list is just so insane. And. Just one more thing. It's just I think it goes back to your point and pains me more is that the lack of Ramsey. The lack of leadership is killing the squad. Yeah. I agree. And it's a damn shame. That Ramsey is leaving right as he's kind of hitting his potential for ours. No as as a player and a leader on the pitch. And like you said after they open that the goals up in the first half with that. Ruben neva's free kick it felt like there was a step back from arsenal way, a sense of Otit okra up Ohno a shook moment, but I thought they were going to bounce back. Obviously the away form has not been fantastic. But if you disregard last week or snow is coming off two away victories at walford and Napoli in the Europa league. And so I kinda thought you guys had a chance, you know, bounceback game you guys lost. But you know, what screw it? Don't rest the players go balls to the wall. And then once I saw that lineup. I kind of realized what Emory was doing. And and. After the second goal hit. Our I I knew what was going to happen. I it was like like you said what happened? Yeah. It was like what happened at Manchester United after the sauna goal. The wind went out of their sales. They were no longer trying their hardest to get to the ball first to head the ball and to get a touch on the ball. And by the time. What's his name who scored you guys is goal? Fuck in soccer teams. Oppa Socrates by the time. He got you guys won back. It was it was too late in the game. And and I gotta say. There are. I think a couple players on arsenal that do not fit the mold of a United replacer or I can I can name some of them granite Jacques giving up horrible possessions. Mickey Taurean where wide say make you Taurean above Zalka. I like Schalken when he's on his game. I think make tar Ian is. I thought he was a bit overrated when he came to Manchester United, and I thought you guys got a better deal after Alexi Sanchez shit the bed for Manchester United. But this the second half of the season. Mickey Taurean has looked awful, man. And once again, he was visible. Yeah. He's like mess it on steroids. But he's not as good as message when he shows up. Yeah. I just it's funny because like I ever all the arsenal fans have been pooh-poohing Mustafay in. It's deserved like. And I totally shit on him in the last podcast. I you show a play the tape. But I just think there's way more issues than just one player with this club in this game. Made it very very obvious. And I think Emory he's a very smart buyer. So I'm very interested to see how he does. I don't think he's going to splash some cash this this summer, but I think this team like your team Martin mentors you need some revamp. They need some like what's his name. Troy Deeney said needs some Mahoney's Jesus Christ. I think both of our teams needs needs a mad injection of cojones as I think at the ASI a real kick in the ass afoot anita's like red used to say. Say a red foreman. Need a redden Mormon boot up your ass. That's what you need greatest manager in history red Forman. I mean. Yeah. I think that pre I think we I think we nailed it. I think that's it. Yeah. I really don't have much more to say there's another pitiful showing child to arsenal because they love losing these games while another big game is on like last week. We're not last week. It was just on Easter the Liverpool game was the prime time game. And I was like wait Crystal Palace's what they're doing. Of course, arsenal will do this. When they're not on TV. And then again during the Manchester Darby, it was like, let's see if we can sneak this in here. There was a great tweet. It was like Everton four no mantis United and then like everybody laughing and then arsenal hold my beer. Yeah. So did you guys? You guys are like a dog whose shits on the floor. But knows it's wrong. You look real guilty. And you try and do in secret when a big match is going on. But everybody knows anyway, they smell that shit. They smell that shit. They smell that loss. And it's arsenal. Two games in a row big matches on time to slip up. So I I think I think the opposite is going to happen in the summer. Kev. I think Emory. Should and needs to spend big. I think a similar system has to happen at at arsenal. That has to happen that Manchester United there are a ads load of players at the arsenal club that have been there for years undeservingly. So for years that were part of Arsim wingers. Scatter brain master-plan. And and just have not shown what it takes to be on that arsenal squad. And you know, going through going through your team first off I think the first order of business that are smell should do is so ozo- his value is dropping by the year. He's been talked about being invisible for the past three four years four years ago. I think you could have gotten a pretty pretty penny for him. Now. He's not he's not all that. He's cracked up to be same with Mustafa. Get him out of there. Mickey tarring get him out of there. Hector? He can go model. He's gonna be alright is he has a career going forward. Yeah. He he's he's gonna be okay. Get them out of their Danny will get them out of their Muhammed. Any get him out of there. I'm on the edge. I forgot about Danny wall back Jesus Christ. So Martin my question to you is who because I think we can stop saying we're going to get the fourth place both of us. Both joe. Yeah. Yeah. I think we're out of the fourth place fight. I mean, we're only like a point or two off. But let's go for fifth Kev. Yeah. So the fight for fifth Martin. Who who gets who gets your hip league spot? Man. I don't know. I don't know. I don't know who wants more. I don't think I don't think either team wants to play in Europe next year. I I know I know United plays Chelsea this weekend. So based on that alone. I'm gonna go ahead and say. You guys will reach the top five and and huge congratulations to you for getting v. Tottenham Tottenham can have third chosen. We'll probably have fourth and we'll show we'll play just Prem next year. It gets our players all nice and rested for that twenty twenty season boy or no shit. Yeah. Twenty twenty season. Oh, my God time is geez time forgot about time. All right. Well, that was our sh- main show. Let's see some fan question. Martin's. How's that sound? Fricken great. Yeah. I I'm like really depressed. I don't know how good this is going to go. All right. First question comes from Sean Smith. This is from our Twitter. I'm fucking this up. This is questions from our Twitter at lads underscore podcasts gives the follow. If you don't define as well. First question. Sean Smith at two Sean big chains with with the expansion of the MLS. How many times you how many teams do you guys feel are too many? There's talk that it could go up to thirty two at some point. I'm all for it. But just want to know what your thoughts on it. I would be. So I will say I am for more soccer in America, more soccer in America's great. Right. But I think if they're going to go this route I mean all the other leagues in the top five leagues are only twenty teams if not less or a little more. So nothing close to what the MLS has usually twenty teams right Martin. So I think if they keep expanding keep going to these big markets. I think they have to the initiate promotion relegation. They have to this shit order sixty six. Oh, yeah. Exit exit. You kill the young Ling's. Let's go. Yeah. Kill the Ken. Anikin? Do it dude anikin. Do it. Yeah. If they're gonna keep doing this. They need promotion relegation. And I'm seeing that the keeping making all these teams and there's like literally like a third of the stands filled like that's like Howard the owners making any money from this. I don't understand it. Yeah. I am one thousand percent in agreeance here. First and foremost, if you want to have more teams in your league, add another division. You guys you guys when I say, you guys I'm talking about moss MOS has wiped out the NASA L, and they are trying to merge the other two soccer divisions. But there's no chance or there's very little chance for those players to get into the MOS. So before you add ten more teams to the MO as roster. How would you boost up or at least figure out what the heck you guys are doing with this league and the US soccer federation? The organizing body of this just seems to be on two completely different wavelengths when it comes to what they want to do and how they actually plan to do it. Because making thirty two teams really doesn't make sense on less. You're playing basketball or or football. It's a perfect tournament number. You have the top half go into the playoffs. Then you break it down to the top eight top four top to winner. So it seems like the most Americanized way of doing things to promote the to promote soccer in American. And look we've said this time and time again, it ain't broke don't fix it. There's a reason soccer is the most popular sport in the world and most profitable sport in the world. And you you would think that the best leagues in the. World have have kind of figured out that revenue process and have kind of figured out how to make everything work. So it's not only engaging to the fans and the players, but also a money paid money pot. But. Oh, fucking MO. As does the opposite end and tries to Americanize it and not follow the standard that is around the world. And once again, I'm going to say this if America if the ever wants to be as good or actually respected in terms of world soccer, follow suit. Don't try make your own rules because I can guarantee you the European clubs the South American clubs are still going to be doing better. There's more competition and that inherently breeds better skill better players, and I don't like this move. Like, I I love the idea of more soccer in the United States, but this is soccer for soccer's sake. This is not making soccer better. This is just making soccer more available and on top of that. Kev. Do you know how much money it cost for one of these teams to actually open up a cost two hundred million dollars to actually have a team and owner? A business person has to pay two hundred million dollars, a a business guy a fucking die who wears a suit, you know, one of those types and that is not enticing to any type of investor to fill a third of the stadium. Every other week. That's not a great business model change your business model and was don't keep adding teams for that sole reason to add teams. Yeah. I just I don't know, man. It just feels like I'm getting with these new teams. I'm not getting Coca Cola. I'm getting RC cola. Like, it doesn't see us doesn't feel like the real deal. All right. I don't even drink fucking soda. But it's fine. Let's move on to LaCroix bitch. Remember that let's move onto the next question sky at t- under source guy underscore, t let's go he says, it's the Champions League. Final penalty kicks who takes your winning penalty. Kick. Ooh, that's a good. That's a great question. Three kids. One two three here low. Him money money. There's your answer boys yet that was that was really easy that was super. I. I mean, I feel like that's too easy. I feel that's too easy question. If I'm going before power hit me with low and Dow s-k-y. An auto pen out mellow. Yeah. If I'm going if I'm going for goal, I'm going with Pinocchio. Yeah. I mean, the guy has real good experience. They can penalties. So I might take him up. So. Yeah. Or James Miller safe bet. Ooh. Guys, real safe and boring bed. Kev, real born cat. That's a real boring. Pick of me. Okay. Next. Question comes from Belan Bennett. He says oh my God. I'll just say the question, but it's kind of like gassing us up. Are you ready said? Why are you guys more popular? I think you're content. I swear I didn't write this is another person at and underscore Bennett. This is not us. I think your content and opinions thoughts should be valued more. Well, belan. Thank you. It's probably because we curse a lot, and we're degenerates I will give you. I will probably tell you that. We've probably had some takes that are not popular people. And that's fine. That's totally fine. People probably think were haters. I had someone on the Facebook. I posted that picture of it was like the Manchester City or Manchester City logo, but it was like with Manchester United in it when. Saying like. I know I knew that would upset you. But you know, we we're we're banter FC man, we make fun of everyone. But some some some fucking neck beard guy was like, hey, like, you know, there was another version that had like liver United or something like that. But obviously this is ran by Liverpool account, and you guys would never post that. And I was like dude this account is ran will Martin doesn't even have a Facebook. So it's me, but to be perfectly honest, guys, I try and avoid social media. But I told him I was like suck at dude. This is ran by Manchester United fucking account. So you know, you can all get it. You can all feel the wrath of the memes. So feel the wraps of the memes. Okay. But Martin do you ever reason why you think we're not we're not as popular. Yeah. Absolutely. We're hipster isn't that listening to be like popular and cool? No more. It's the hipster if you don't if you haven't heard of us, you ain't cool if you have heard of us, and if you do listen to was. Shit on the and call me timbers. You are the coolest cat in the world the curse. No. If you know, you know, the cursing and the hot takes that also might be a another aspect. But if you don't like me at my worst at my saddest, you don't deserve me at my best, my happy, preach, Queen preach. Okay. Next. Question comes from our Instagram at lads podcast gives a follow. If you don't also cool. Comes first question comes from hood, rich, eight oh five he says, this is for you Marin, why is it so painful to support men? United crying face. Why is it so important to port? Now, why why why is it so painful to support Man United because you know, the the phrase good things come to those who wait. You can catch more flies with Honey just waiting guys actually market. I say some I think that's bad. That's a bad advice. Bad commonsense. You more pro. Oh, wait things. What is it? The best things come to those who wait. I think. That's I think you should go out and be proactive. That's just me. Go get what you want and grind. I think if you wait too long you end up being, you know, my dad who lives my dad who lives with his parents still in his basement. That's that's that's who you become don't do that. Don't be like my dad. Don't go dopey. My dad who made me go by him blunt wraps in a was it a third of April brandy like the cheapest whiskey the other day? And I was like, oh, this is this is this is my life. Now. This is my father who is my father. I know, and it sucks because we're born on the same day. My birthday is may second. And I can hate my birthday because it's his birthday do so great just great Aaron this all out. But anyway. Martin. Why is this so painful to support Man United? Like, I said God gives his biggest tasks to his strongest people. I've seen that embroidered on a pillow once or twice before. It's it's the way the cookie crumbles man, we as a Manchester United fan, we were happy. We were on cloud nine for. Yeah. We were spoiled man, we we were kittens drinking warm milk in a mansion, we were a golden retriever owned by governor. We were spoiled. And I grew up in that time, and I've talked about this on the on the podcast before I never appreciated. What I had until it was gone. And and like all things things go in waves and cycles and time is a flat circle. It'll come back around. We'll get some glory. Don't you worry? Yeah. All good things. Come to those who. Wait, don't forget. All right. Martin last question comes to Chopin AJ. He says who would be a better goalkeeper man or the incredible hulk. Ooh, I'm seeing end game this weekend. Let's go. But I haven't seen captain marvel. I've seen every other marvel movie, but not captain marvel is that because I'm a large later, what is captain marvel as relearned, you know, from the room. Yes. That movie sick. And apparently a lot of people hate her. But I think it's just people hating her to hate her. Because people just love, you know, grouping up and hating on someone together. You know, it's like, you know. A mob mentality. I mean, rarely she said some weird feminist stuff. I I don't know enough to talk about it. But I just like the marvel movies, and they've never really made a bad one side's like iron man to I'm not going to nerd out when you guys, but. Anyway, I don't know. What this fuck? I was saying all right. Who'd be a better goalkeeper ironman or the incredible hulk I wanna say. I want to say iron man, I know that's probably the unpopular choice because the whole bigger and stronger, but I feel like iron man has more gadgets and gizmos in is faster because he can fly and he can like shoot his laser beams out of his hands and shit like and he's got like nanotechnology. So I'm gonna go iron, man. I always said the fan mister fantastic with his like rub like stretching arms would be a great goalkeeper. But if I were going to pick I pick ironman are we talking about in like a normal match or a supernatural match. Oh, we're talking supernatural dog. We're talking. Oh, okay. His Thors Senator attacking mid we got the goals, the same size, more importantly, mar. Now, you're just complicating it would man or the hulk. I'm not getting into this whole like well. Well, who's the manager is? Yeah, I got to know of pepper, sir. Alex's ghost is managing. These mutants is his magneto the one manager for the bad side is is that Moore. Actually. Yeah. That's actually pretty spot on. Thank you. Thank you. I'm going to pick Hoke if they are regulation size goals because he can just lie in front of it and cover it all up, and I don't care how supernatural you are. You can't really kick a ball through a whole so teams hope forever. Get the physics checkout on that. Okay. Thank you guys dating. Did he die in the last long? No, he spoilers for Infinity war, which has been out like a year. But I just watched it a couple of weeks ago guy. I'm catching up. Yeah. He he never turned into the hawk Infinity where he couldn't get it up. You know, unlike a weird little fucking theory about that. They did not have enough money to make CGI Hoke. So they just made him. Erectile dysfunction, but they put they put him in a giant ironman hawk suit. Like I'd feel like that. Logic doesn't check out. They spent so much CGI on him on a hawks suits the ironman soup enough. Actual hawk will Kevin. I didn't really think of that. I just like my idea that they couldn't afford the whole. You know, what I like it to your own? I think you're onto something. But all right. Well, guys. Hope you watch endgame. Hope you watch game of thrones this weekend. The battle winner fell is going to be a banger and game's going to be a banger. We got Chelsea Manchester. United soccer. Also, I mean, the for the top the fight for winter fell in the top four are coming. So you guys have a great weekend. We will see you next. Actually, are we going to do the change Martin? She'll be announced this. Yeah. You wanna you wanna trial the shit out? You want to roll those bit by bit. Okay. Okay. If you're still with us me and Marlin been talking, and we feel as though having episodes Wednesday Friday, all the games happen on the weekends. So we are thinking of changing the format of the show that we record Sunday night after the games and post the episode Monday morning. So you start off your week with us, and then probably record Thursday night when all the Champions League and Europa league stuff is we'll actually or like when would it be Wednesday night? Or would we still be would we change into Monday Friday? I forget what we agreed upon. We'll keep that a surprise because I also get chemo now and your toes. Give us some feedback. But all right guys have a great weekend. And we will see you later by the. Some.

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Serie Awesome: Will Juve still win without Ronaldo?

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Serie Awesome: Will Juve still win without Ronaldo?

"Uh-huh. Hello. And welcome to another episode of the city. Awesome podcast. I mean, a resume and as ever I'm joined by Palo Vandini and Gabriella McCarty to discuss the awesomeness that is. But before we get into you've Amy land all the top clubs. We all going to talk about the Italian national team on the one of mansions squat. It's a baby squads, but they've already managed to know victory of Finland. Six nil victory over Liechtenstein. I don't wanna be the cow that reigns over this beautiful parade, but I'm probably going to be one. But before that, let's celebrate them a little bit. How impressed with with Italy undermine genie? Before I'm not, you know, I try to look past the results are performances, and I think the performance of in good and what I love about. This team is the they have footballers. They have creative players. They try to attack and be proactive and create chances. They don't do the thing where oh allow time to shut up shop or one nil up even I mean, you know, the fact that these score two goals, and it's a funny stat. So let's go through this. It was the who's only the second time in the previous sixteen games and the time before that was against Saudi Arabia, which I'm disrespect doesn't really count. The time before that before Saudi Arabia was against Liechtenstein the first time round of all people, but I don't think down to a lack of attack union and she needs down to a lack of conversion this time around. They had to conversion with moisture can I think that's important and can smaller teams Italy tend to play down to their level. This didn't happen this time. And I think that's encouraging to I think I think that's the key. Takeaway from me from this. Of course, we're not looking at and starting the year celebration funding, just yet, right? Is this obviously to teams in this group who Italy have to take more seriously knows in Greece. And we'll see what happens when this games come along. But as you know in in in you, can I can save the numbers the loss. Make me scored six goals in a game was nineteen Ninety-three. Okay. Right. And by the way, it played an altar in lost qualifying campaign in Gaul playing too deeply underwhelming games against them. So it lead do exactly it's said only life Italy has been playing down. Downs opponents in qualifying games. Not making these matters. Great point about Malta last time around. If they had actually gone and tried to score goals against Malta ticking. So Bainian so on the wouldn't have been in a situation where they had to go play Spain away and having a ready drawn them at home in a game where Italy actually played I thought very well and had a situation where into says, well, I'm gonna play my wacky four four system to surprise them. Because I got to do something lackey because if we play lose, and the reason I have to do that is because we're never gonna make up the goal difference against them. Well reason is spangled out attack for ninety minutes and try to score as many goals as they can. Which is what you need to do in qualify. If you wanna go through Italy before didn't do that munchies Italy will at least try to do. And I think the ones what's clearly a pot of that picture is is the the number of new players getting time in this team you and then some new things, I guess, they call your allies. Well, having protested he didn't wanna come national team clearly enjoying it clearly enjoying the limelight. The game was played in Palma. And he was undoubtedly the hero of the hour for the fans, even though it goes from penalties. He was you know, being lauded and shed and enjoying himself. But I think it was seven changes to the team between the Finland games and sign team. You've got guys like sense goes Cini, you've got is like obviously moisture Ken who is the story. I think of this round. And it's been it's all yeah. We're talking a little bit about mois Akano because all these years the guy. He's he's used to be. He was at Torino. And then somehow he found his way to you've it he made history way and may big deal. He's a first player born in the third millennium to appear in the big five. And on known it on the last year. You must be excited. Right. When we saw against letting go. Against the goals because we Naser now this he didn't score against duty in the end. I do. I honestly don't know how to the moment because I don't wanna get carried away with it. Powders. Again with you. You can you can judge him. You can give us a technical. I fled a profile of the player. Right. Look what I like about him. A lot is that he's very mobile, and he moves around and always tries to attack the space. I don't necessarily think we're all the newspapers say he always makes the right decision. I think he does you know, I do think that there's a lot to be said for sometimes his first control of the ball. I you know, there's a lot for him to learn. And I think one of the reasons why he wants to stay is because in training. He does get to face the jewel like Leonardo the Jewett. That is Leonardo Bruni Andrew Killeen. He gets training alongside Renaldo, and you can see that he is fees. You know, he is somebody who's always out there. Trying to score a goal for Italy against inside. He wanted to be on that score sheet. He was crazy determined crazy. Determination, scares me too. We saw it with some on his when he was constantly trying to school goals. And it was just like you're all over the shop. You're so desperate that. You're almost never gonna get there. I don't know what to make with Mazda Ken because I do think that. He's a special talent. But I only need to see him on a greater on a bigger level. But this is another thing where I'm a little bit. I don't know what to think of this idea because I know that we're talking about six goals, but they scored five and two thousand seventeen against sign from what I remember. And that was with a terrible team that didn't qualify for the World Cup. You know, and it was also not against ten men. Like it was this time ran for the entire. I can have you know, I do think that this is when there is a lot. There's a lot of beauty in it from spin Zola to more. They can do, you know, quite ended up being the oldest goalscorer assisting. But what I like the most about it without getting into the technical and tactical is the fact that Jorgihno amber Nucci offered the chance to take the penalties. They all designated men in charge. And they said, you know, what you go for it. So there's a real hominy and love about this extreme joy at the fact that we can seize on your low coming in that Benedetti's doing all these beautiful maneuver. Upfront. And and you've got so many people to come in from ks to Florenzie do so on and so forth. So there's a lot of excitement going there. But I don't want to end up being a little bit liking where every time there's a somewhat decent game. We go crazy crystal clear, and I, you know, I always say it again, nobody in this room is looking at this and getting ready for Italy might be no, I don't I don't think it's that I think is release because of course, it was such a miserable into welcome qualifying campaign. Then not qualifying. There's been a long time. I suppose the nation's leave brings it up a little bit. But a long time without the feeling of. Okay. You know, we can beat some teams incomprehensively in games that mean something do mean something you have to win them to get in. I think just because I want I don't want to get away from Ken completely before we once the next things like I wanted to say about him this just hugely predictable an incredibly tedious thing that happens is that Italy has a. I'm sorry. Because for me it it's clearly happening because skin color have a black for his scoring goals. People saw during a comparisons about study. Nothing like, he's not he's not a similar place. I listen. I mean, I I find teddy frustrating in terms of how you putting down white does tactically because he's a big physical player, but he's not a classic number nine. He does his best work. I think still a bit about the books. Kane is a wants to the defendant, or at least what I've seen it wants to use. It's getting behind him is effective at the very different players. I think so that the he was in between batter. Tony Luke alco, which to me was even the MAURICE. I yeah. I feel like that that those links are weird. I don't. Yeah. I think the comparison Boselli being an Italian striker of caller. I think. You know, if you wanna make it to point out how they're different they've different characteristics. I'm struck by moisture cans strength. I mean, I I saw in Italy. When spoke to a scout. When he said Lo-look, he's the new winning when he first came out. Oh, you've gonna you know, we might see made his debut this year this guy. He's like, he's he's you've Kingsley. Komen and. Faint praise. I'm gonna show. I mean Coleman. He's the new king Z Komen. But he's not because he I don't think he has he has he doesn't have the one on one game that Coleman has. I'd say by the tally has to what he wants to. You know, I agree. He's he's not as physically strong as motel that just because he smaller for guys size. He's got a ton of Strang so trying to drive and that's encouraging. I want to see these types of unselfish players. And maybe I'm projecting ahead in dreaming. But I imagine a front frontline of of kids Ken and not a dashiki, for example, especially if you these you where. Those guys provide the creativity opens the spaces for them. Did you shoot? I'm saying Italy's got such a rich rich history of center forwards who are you know, attacking terminuses why they're there. It's Zygi or. Now, we've got a guy. I mean, I go back really with the exception of Yali who really was much more of a, you know, serve others type center forward. I feel like most of them have either been, you know, school scores or number ten types and Ken to me, actually. To make a comparison. I'd make a comparison to the nineteen year old out. Look, I hope you're listening to this. Hope you. You said in the middle of that cab where you are looking forward in your mind theoretical snoring which can doesn't play event. It's funny. You should mention it. Because. To either of them been kens father was having a chat with the media before this show. Let's people the, HUD this but little water got a couple of years ago cans dodge, who I get the impression is is not directly involved in his son's affairs at all in footballing cents and had sort of gave an into a couple years back where he's claimed that he kept cannot even just Royal the wants to move on. And you promised him to tractors as a recommence for this. And he was interviewed by ri- the hungry was yesterday did for but it was into this week. And apparently he still has not received said track. He's the Representative can jump in on the tax story and a little behind the scenes here. We spent a long time before we came on the show figuring because none of us grew up in the countryside. Right. A long time trying to figure out those two tractors how much they be how much debut actually worth. We're actually doing a lot of googling and stuff because none of us had any idea. How much? But you can just before we get into juvie. Yeah. And just want to ask you like when we do discuss like forwards, and we're discussing can LeBron's of Kenya. What about crony? Is there a chance that if he gets the chance that I should he's the man who's going to be another guy out front for the Zuhdi? And if we do start having these types of is, you know, then is there room for keys, then Benedetti and CRM front because actually both those guys you mentioned both controlling Ken. You know, Senator four which work, so I can have K's I'm Begnaud desk. Ewing, senior in my front three and just rotate them to know and have a centre forward and have a proper center forward. I mean, I don't know that you can have controlling Ken together. Got a goal and with respect love your guy. But you know. Yes. Not quite good sound open level. But. Who you prefer? To beat. But I'm influenced by his year performances that just Sean. He wanted me over with his footballing personality. But let's talk. Let's we'll stay with international break because John Renaldo shot her in the world. Suffered a muscular injury and had to come off and immediately. Everyone's like, oh at the time. It was sixteen days to the I x game. Please. Obviously says that I know my body. I'll be fine. I'll be good to go. I get out of the way, we're not doctors. And even if we were doctors, we went we haven't examined Christiano Renaldo. You know, what even if you're the you've A-Team Dr Shana Renaldo, you're not going to know because that's the nature of muscular injuries conventional wisdom is that a couple of weeks of total rests of being shut down. He can start training and playing again. But there might be fitness issue. So just in case. And a liberal deal with that issue later. What would you visit eleven for? I XE look without Crisanto. If you were making it all up to me, if it was, you know, I know what to discuss how ladies might be different. Okay. A slightly more conservative figuring football than you. Or maybe not you see I know because you know, four facing ions there is I I'd like to pay monsoon kitsch Benedict ski and was akin but. Should use you just to allow a little bit more flow in the game or change from the pre show. Like, I was wondering how many we'd have to remove before you would count. I should give you the reason. Why is that? If if they were fixing any team, including port I include this. Yeah, I side that's a little bit more physical than your regular. I access more technical team. Then we're going to beat you up and since T-ball, Alexa. No, contact sport. You know, he's he's all you know, you'd never be my pick for these. But against I actually against team that pays football. And that's no interested in just founding him. But I think that he would probably not be such a bad option for this game. Also, I think him and Bundy desk with more they can all Zucchero because I'm assuming this time that he's Heidari semi would've. Recharge the batteries. We know he's a man for the big occasions. He's also getting contract renewal which is imminent now. That would be interesting to see, but I do one can to be given more of a chance because I know he's hungry. And it's interesting we youth. They have this desire to. Four three three is it can or is it the buy in the front three we've been rescue, which he picking the same. Okay. Ooh, no minds. Interesting. But you know, I can see the logic in that also because for all the love affair has matai licked. The guy is not particularly quick and the guy next to him daily. That's great. But the brings quick and the guy next to him is daily blend who's even to slow always been wonderfully. Intelligent, technical players to maybe chucking can in between them isn't about show, and you three midfield. I assume I won't Trump. I won't cannata feather upfront, and I want him reach hand back in that role on your third guys. Sweetie. Okay. Tobacco soon. Broaching Kilian your centrebacks would pay council, and I between Sandra what's been on. So I would. Choose your putting on a very talking lineup. That's the way it should be. I don't think ladies do. I think he's going to think. Oh, well over two legs. You know, we always come back. Anyway, there's no Christiano she think he'll defensive I'll tell you. I'll go further unless the I know how suffer some kind of mural recovery where he's training again, like seven days before I won't be surprised biz and play him at all put them on the bench simply because lately plays the percentages and says I'd rather have peace John of a second. Because I was with that kind of injury. If you play in your not fit, and you go down again, then you're looking at sixty weeks out. And then you the season's over. I don't think it's very reasonable move again from addiction not the doctor having examined Rinaldo that if he's not fully and you can get through this first leg without significant damage. You can even go into the second leg level, you might well. Hold on. Go more defensive than I slightly agree. He really if he zero obviously, you'll be fit to definitely go with this. Pani I'm gonna get this shoe win the Cup. Back in this. This is what I'm saying. What I'm seeing? I'm seeing emiss- on it. Right back to shoot you. I'm assuming. Coming. Winding you up. Right. I would have I would have been on. I would say, yeah. Even without Renaldo this team, by the way was winning the league every without Renault. Low should be able to scoring goals, you you personally away with view, you should approach away like which is go out there and and school to scar Goto and and take the game to a team who by the way. Even to in terms. There is also superior to. They should go out there and aim to I exited the team the walled everyone coat underestimate drinks. Some pretty sharp. Yeah. But I know you're right. Good going back to you. We saw after the let go saying there was the whole like, you know, like a hangover. So they lose whatever is a good time to lose the playing this weekend. And so I'm paper, we don't even think about it. One curious about is guys like Baynton who who three four months ago, we were all like the next big thing in your, you know. What's happened is this is this the kind of match where you Chuck bent on holding there and say like regain, your Mojo. Give me a decision to make when it comes to. I x force your way back into the team. It's interesting because you know, there are just please very good. Very very good and in Benton coys one of them, and there is just pay that you take to the big matches. I don't know why the he's not somebody that comes to my mind as somebody who can really be the difference is a ceiling is that what you're saying. He's too young for me to say that. But if he might just being on the what is it too? I mean. We're not I mean. This is a very Allegra very talion thing. Like, what was twenty two two young? You know, he needs to. Twenty nine injuries. But like, this idea the games changed? Right. You know, we're seeing people going in there at big clubs being given huge amounts of responsibility at a young age. I just find it weird that Baynton who seems to be kind of forgotten late. And I think he he could actually give a big boost. Nothing else physically. But. Maturity and kids era and also out of all those people. He's probably after planets is probably the best passer you've midfield too. So I agree that this happens. I don't know if that's why specifically on causing change. I think is performance is faded a little bit in the middle of the season. I think doesn't mean that he's gone as a player. I think it means that young players can have now, and it is a competitive midfield three because you know, the panic between gonna start. So it's one spot. We're only really took my ones ball because it's always gonna be. So if he's always everyone's playing second fiddle, but that's why I'm talking about amply. Put your he should definitely play where he can he do by again Ghani again regarding can show at least that he's headed catheters. Right. I didn't even know. I didn't even know good enough. I'm putting so. Who've it I'm not sure. But also because you know, on top of this thing, which events is. And the secondary about say all the teams will play in Europe. So that's Napoli have to contend with is that there's another mid week round coming up in Syria this week. So you've got we can gain mid week ground. We can gain then you European fixture. So they do need the logic here thinking like an lady here. Play the scrubs this weekend. Play the good team in mid week. Play the scrubs next weekend. And then play the good team against I got that. That would be the textbook. Both of them somehow 'cause we're not doesn't seem to drop because that's a Li punishing. Let's move on to give away I'll be really angry at Fernando takes pot in the first leg of I acts, even if he's perfectly fit. Let's move onto something stakes remain high. Lots inter- lots six place into hanging on trying to to coming off. Great doggy. We still hanging on the whole narrative now. Now the kings of you know. The. He's also into right because. They got that way. And then it's your national breaks. Everybody goes everything, it's totally deflated. You lose that momentum. They come back. And who do they see they see God of these moping? Life is new telenovelas. Listen gab, the whole story summed up in in two thousand nineteen when Han of the captaincy and Coty was stripped of it every story in the papers say have room for the big Italian papers stories saying that Roosevelt had hit like on the news. It caught. He's been stripped of the captaincy. Well, Broza vich hit like on a tweet saying they caught he was back training with the first thing. Everything's fixed. Likes on Instagram. Oh, you gotta do follow the bras. Oversee trying to say, look, we have no problem. You know, maybe bras, just like sits on his just likes run to. Either way eat Broza vich NPR's are coming back today. This is the Wednesday. So they should be back in training tomorrow. I would assume and is going to be the first time that they see mister one day cards. And it's going to be interesting to see conveniently I shouldn't make a difference sends training. She's out the country. She's an Argentine ah. So actually he's got a little bit of of him time. She says she doesn't do anything with his commission. So I'm going to take that if he's value, but I'd like to see what happens to let tina's does. He get dropped off to these incredible sacrifice for the team up front. So conventional wisdom would have it. And let beings for letting that I think there's a greater chance that Paolo starts this weekend. Then the modern cotton. So if louder fit gets a non I mean when you're gonna easy to back in the squad. I'm trying to walk out which of the roles we've mentioned so fide less well suited for making a medical analysis of Cristiano Renaldo is hamstring playing up front frontier. I think it's a close. Call your whole you can be. This is. I I'm one of those those guys up for the corner. And then it's a good decoy for because they'll think all he's tall. And they'll put a good defender actually con I head for toffee. But I. There you go you see height isn't everything. I think the I think I completely agree with you. If this was another manager, then maybe who knows you know, someone like maybe even someone like marina who quite enjoyed doing these unpredictable moves sunniness into I think about when when Schneider signing the team for even trained, but for spotty who will still be wearing the chip about a foot deep on his shoulder about everything's going last month. There's no way gotta go straight into the team. He'll be on the bench. He may not. He may come off the bench. Depends on the game. Those I suspect this is a huge game. They need to win this. This is no joke because lots you are doing very well. They also have a game in hand. And this is them trying to get into the Champions League. Once again, we know that device we're gonna play of for some reason he doesn't have a feast. First time it was like a logical reasons because you know, they didn't want to him because since fellow. And this time rounded is because he's injured but the. He's about to join once. That's a great point. But Montana's unit has been great. But he is tired. Right. He played for Argentina twice. You know in the second time in a failed partnership would do better. I know they're going to try that out as an excuse if he plays by some point, you need to grow up, you know, about to your friend these were in Spain. And in Morocco, you're twenty one years old you played I think you paid an hour of wine and like forty five minutes of another enough. You can't use the you you spent most of the first half of the season sitting on your backside. If you can't play another game if you're gonna use the fatigue excuse. Let us excuse. That's the thing. No. I'm sure a lot that it will be like on on play every day. But these use that excuse, and this is what I wish people had though, the Castano fortitude to stand up to him and say, no, we're not gonna go and accept you stupid excuses for your stupid decisions. You know, we're not gonna swallow this. If you wanna make the argument that like some guy who flies halfway around the world to play in a friendly. That's fine. Tired? That's fine. But you can't use this with without. I think he has to make a statement. He's either says trip so to starts and now to the place 'cause he's my center forward. You know, take some responsibility. Or or who you don't go in other direction, but we be has to be called out for some of the nonsense. He size, and he does because at some point. It's becomes unsustainable. Any well, what you think's going to happen on the topic? The movement is no longer, but rather the stadium that into and Milan wanna go in for. So at the moment is will form what we I understood as they're going to go into it together to build this project that would raise the Viney of the cops and oversee give them an asset initially. It was going to be a renovation of sense hito. But now they actually want to punch a home and create and develop a whole new structure, which would mean that we'd no longer have the standard just yet say the ground. I mean, this isn't sort of the point of being a decision has been officially made in this the plans, his everything, but it's very much the way that the wind blowing the two clubs have had a lot of talks. Not have always been pushing more for a new stadium in to have. But it seems that the. Because beings former owner was a major real estate magnate, and there's not much question in a major political figures. So there's much question that he would have been very well paced to build a new one. And the idea will be it's actually. Almost Jason two sons there, but still be sincere because here is the name of the area just isn't even stadium the two zero. There will be a new stadium built best. So the cubs will continue to play on Sarah intense built. And then they'll move into the new stadium down. There's some discussion about who this new stadium actually belong to the sort of city council was quick to be like, no, no, no. This will still be our stadium. We'll lease to you. And a long tail the finances of it who knows it's all worked out. It'll definitely be interesting to see this project gets going the of the speed of it and house rapid the taking goes compared to project now the parts of the country because you look at what's happening Roman this, ongoing difficulty that Rome had just getting to the point of breaking ground. But. Look these that we can go to my reaction to it is isn't emotional one. Which is you know, I know a lot of listeners all over the world and to get these stadiums puts on Sarah for me is is one of my I don't know. I I don't think there's any anywhere. I go to watch begin football. I think it's a majestic it's old. It's completely absolutely sort of not fit from Auburn purpose of ways. But it makes us get on the back. It makes the hair on the back next on this whole fit for modern purpose thing that people put out. I don't know. I agree with you. I mean. You can always renovating tear, the state Huns bathrooms and whatever else, but the view the view the page. Great is good. There's no running track. Critics who six fantastic. It's covered. What do you want? I mean, did you do do we want some plastic nother plastic? Disneyland knock off like we've we see all around the world. Of which there are plenty. I know, you know. Yeah, it's an emotional decision. But then again, even like world so used to seeing it from the outside with with the four pillars. Those have only been around for for thirty years. Right. They weren't down your regular sense either. So. I can live with a new stadium. I would definitely prefer a renovation. I don't know that you need to do so much more the reason they're doing this. I'm sure corporate Pataudi, whatever you can do it within the stadium. It's a big concrete shell anyway, you know, do it work with it short it out. That's what you think you need to do. But certainly the crowds are very high ready the tremendous from for both clubs tremendous support. And there's a lot to to build on. Interesting slightly smaller capacity sixty thousand. Yeah. I think they've question for them as well. As the case of do they wanna play in the stadium. That's being renovated candidate is it is it legitimate legal work. Whereas if they build a whole new structure, then they can use the study which have the answer as the place that they're going to play games and little like, you know, one belief for Tottenham right until the new one is built. But you're right, then it's discarded, and it's one of the most majestic stadiums that they're all. But it seems like there's going to be a little bag Fash from me land people who are going to be out there marching and finding signatures. And is it going to be all that easy? Because even the most optimistic scenario, though, we saw in is that they weren't gonna actually break ground until twenty twenty three. So you know, that's a long way down the road. Let's let's focus on the present. You know, we'll be I don't see this eventually happening in that way. But. Meena made a good point about reducing the size of the stadium. And just just my way to transition to talk about Napoli enables you have a very big stadium. That's difficult because it's one of the worst constructed places in the world and says if you're when you watch the games on ESPN, plus the stadium OC meant to you might wonder why there's nobody in the bottom tier not home games. And the reason is because you simply cannot see anything it's a miracle that people show up there when they do sell out for championship games and whatnot. Because they're basically just sitting there to hear the noise because they can't see anything he wants to build a smaller stadium. He's he thinks he should build a twenty thousand seat stadium that should be all about comfort, and you know, sell tickets at. One hundred fifty bucks a pop or something, and then the rest of the people can watch it on television. But then again, the Napoli president is very unusual and creative outside the box thinker but Debbie game coming up this weekend became at the week. And yeah, and but they're obviously looking ahead to arsenal. In the in the euro belief. How do you think these approaching this? I I do think that he needs to do anything differently. You know, he's probably going to go for the same old players. I think he's going to create too many or insist on too many changes. I'm whoa. Interested to see how Roma won't do on eighty because I think if there's any team that needs to be judged. It's going to be Romo, certainly I think that I not you always trust him. And I mean, I'm a little bit bored of how much out rent is Larry Cole about not now. But I mean, I did it so much. So I understand that. Apparently, he's gonna be he's going to be then exam in scholars life, his kneecap. I think he said the same thing when when he was at Madrid Saint Saint thing when he was at Chelsea. But when you wanna stay. But when you wanna stay. Was a Milan obviously, surely didn't say when he was you've for obvious reasons. I'd has not being fun of you just you just didn't like him very much the ones compared him to a pig. We're gonna say the same thing when he was at Munich. But I wouldn't even said the same thing when he was between jobs and just spending some time in Canada realize. He would have wanted to say. Anyway, he's not somebody who necessarily wants to move on. Jalousie could be there for a while. If you know if consensus remained good for everybody, I think that he. On to prove to anybody. What does he what does he go to add to his trophy cabinet hasn't caught? Like he other than that. Which I think a lot of luck seem to at some point which is likley to a world up that would be testing the team. The only sunny, you know, how like an object at rest remains at rest and show these kind of perpetually arrest singing, there's only two jobs that he's ever left by choice. One of them was well when we move very career when he moved from an Jonah to department and the other one was when he left price is your man for Madrid everywhere else. He was base kind of showing the door. So just inertia and as long as they go to mad and gives them raw material to work with him. Staying not believe for a long time to that one day. He'll take that club. All and base demand that everyone will trust. So he'll have the time that he needs to develop that squad. It's possible. Obviously he played for all my early in his career was was a part of their. There's got the winning side and nineteen eighty four. The one thing and so people draw that link. I don't know. I think you're gonna be happy anywhere. But this his linked to Rome. It's cloudy handy is I played a few years air when he was young. I liked it. But I don't think he necessarily has emotional way role that he would have to to other places speaking of romance. I think you pointed this out before Paulo. Sure. I we get injured NC gets injured. Yeah. Gets his rear end handed to them. Like, this isn't great grandparents didn't come out while at least international break to very significant injuries for them. I would say and He Ping yet. More sort of. I don't know responsibility duty on on yoga has been the great positive the season to carry the teenager whose. Yeah. Go too much. They showed this area changing to four two loss. Game sounds like he wants to stay by that seem to see given lost most dispel, and it's a it's it's questionably a big game. For is phenomenal. Right Napoli could lose this game. And they still fine. Still just a okay for that champions of the export and most like second place, but all my we're getting close to to real trouble. Hey, given the accelerating. Give it in terrifying. They wanna game. Again, the gap is not. Yeah. It's not shortening. And they need to better than before the show goes out of play director football obviously are pound launch. She's gone. I'm real run through players very quickly. And you tell me how many of them do you think are good enough to play a role my next season worth another shop? Okay. Go through this. Olson? Yeah, he's gonna say he shouldn't fish should know. I would say, no, no, okay. Just yesterday. And this is what who's good enough. Not who's likely to stagger. The olsen. They're stuck with. Right. But all right. I wanna die on the Robin Olsen early. It's just when we're done. Yes. Or no might wish you is what we things realistic. If you do I think that there are big priorities and go to your place, which allies said, you know, but we're trying to get a sense of how much do you need to work on? Okay. Is he gonna to be able to fix? Exactly, you're not gonna fix. All. Right. Nancy says, yes. Alas? Yes. No. Car's door p-. Yeah. Doing the defense. Yes. Christine. Yes. Zones e daughter. Yeah. Yeah. Yes, cliver. Yes. Because we don't know because you don't want to encorage. Yeah. Exactly. Marco gieco. You could get a price right now. Yeah. Selfish. Yes. Lee. The team is better when he's in it because because you need if you're gonna play a full three three it's a massive. I if at least one of your from three graph during L, Shirley grafter. Schick? Yes. You would set him again. Gonna pay numbers to Schick. But yeah, unlike him solve these enough tongue and cheek. Yeah. This is awesome. Because it's like God. What bigger problems? Persona, and we all. Saying there's a lot of work. I think what's pretty critical whoever the next manager is. Who is the next manager? We need to discuss that. That's the Bunning question because there are so many people linked to this. Yeah. I I promise you say listen, this is the squad. We need to finish top four. If you tell me, you know, we can make some changes we're not going to get rid of twelve fifteen players can't. So you need to say. All right. I can work with this group. And I can take you four if you only by two or three is. Yeah. That should be the first discriminate- for the manager. I don't wanna bring in you know, some genius. Who says, oh, well, I mean need three years to change everything. No. Because we're all for many reasons need to finish up for the need to be champions club. And they and that means being a little bit more short-termist unless visionary she'll be, but he probably learned the mistake for Monchy where he is Paolo has pointed out many many times just to designing or bad and some of them were. But it's that they fit the manager style of play. So first and foremost, you have to have a manager says Milwaukee with guys gonna play him hear him there him there. This is how we're gonna play. And then when we feel in these two or three gaps around that what you'll basically. Saying that this needs to be a team with a coach who can already why with the skeleton of once available so for me for his own which means out to out. Going without because people have been linking. That the same people who of course, said that Monchy was definitely going to arsenal said that Saudis definitely leaving Chelsea appealing season to go to Rome may happen. But yeah, I mean, what can with ins on impersonator genial is that what you're saying. Maybe. So I think that's important. So the other guy who's been we've been mentioned of late. Who is certainly more of a pragmatist. I think he has other issues is not as your team from from Monaco. Now, I'm a huge fan of this, man. I think that he's been terrific for Monaco. I think he's Dopp and can play attacking football or defensive football or balanced football. I think he's taken Monaco, far and wide. Now, you think that his personality is one that can cause huge issues. Personality place like Rome could be difficult because. Obviously, it's easy to go. Look at look at him and dismiss them and said, yeah. Well, when you had the great team, you did very well you one did he make a great team. I mean, he made like a genius. He made my most expensive forward and before him, Bobby. But if he did that or Woodward did that. But but now the Monday to sediba bay, the the the Bernardo Silva Baca Yoko, I mean, this is Leon we're talking about these homeless Ramar, obviously. My main question with him is obviously you need to France analysis of what went wrong this summer because regardless whether you know, he was he was for those who don't know who's five for Monica with Monaco, either in their relations owner very close to the relegation zone horrendous star, and then they hide cherry on re. And then things that even worse under on me. Than Jardine returned in the latter part of the season. He never left Monaco weird things kept getting your salary Monica. Very very small place, which the whole thing that have been weird to one hundred. Yeah. By the the issue is highly political situations as in the role manager. He never is. I don't know that he's necessarily the right fit in that signs in that they want to know exactly what went wrong over the summer into a frenzy analysis speak to people in and around the club. God knows enough Italians in football who base themselves Monico who can probably tell you. And and then make a decision based on that that just based on his CV considering what he's a chief d-, and the fact that maybe maybe Romans should go for guy. He just almost have about and character who has something a little bit more. Like, I'm going to take charge of this top pushing me around because we try with his defense. The. You have to contend with that whole tea issue. But imagine he didn't have to that would have been a lot easier. Shoe? Much of an issue won't be the same because because he isn't taught the he isn't the way he carries himself future. He's a nice guy. I'm sorry. I know that like everyone loves frothy and I'm overseeing fan, but like. I'm intensely bitter about about who continues to remind me he was asked to go to ram Madrid. We get the reason you choose not to go because you didn't want to expose often. Anyway. The less glamorous name that has been linked to this job. A lot is spitting. Any I don't know if it's the right fit. I do think that I personally would love to see him going be began gap hates him. So he would be upset about this. But I would like some big things what happened into it was re from but a cultural. As the name his name that I actually haven't seen linked to lot. But it's just in my head at the moment. And maybe I'm being nostalgic and remanded take with this. But suddenly character, I think is common pragmatic and legal. No, he's just come back to doing decently. Generally has has actually supposed to beat home many years ago, and he had this situation where his wife go very very sick. And you have to walk away from the game for them about. How would be something wouldn't it wouldn't be a bad show? Nice guy. But a guy who's also a little bit tougher. Yeah. You'd have a guy who screwed up his last two gigs really has done very what things before like he's suddenly like had jobs where he's been very active you guys at one it. Yeah. One two. This is a high with Roma or that one. It's Capello Liederman. Some do nineteen forty nine museum was very nice guy. Yeah. Okay. But I mean, the other ones the devil. But. Yeah. The two things. But I don't know you guys are is not win this. The bar is get back in the champions. They got. Necessarily that we should go for guy who's just going to accept what's being I do think there needs to be almost Arrhenius ago. I think they need to be someone who's going to back off of this. Yeah. I don't care what the Francais. I'm going stand within. What you can do that. Is you have total command and control the club. But the point is nobody will ever have that at Roma because you're going to their fob and taught these there and by these Sony's air, and you have an ownership group, which I think is I think often it's a raw deal from the time media. But there's no escaping the fact that they're not they're they're in Boston. She you're not you're never gonna have the total thirty in theory theory and practice, don't you had pretty much total authority over the club. Another guy would have to if they trusted him. But so you're saying. Won't you was too nice. And what was tonight's one? She was he came from via. He didn't even come from Valencia. It wasn't like. Joy readers or less. Millions upon me of Spanish. Explain what the significance of his closer to being Roma with their fans. They're crazy, man. You know, they are very determined to thing. Sohar in Seville that people can't be bothered. No. I just think it's to a lesser degree. It's more of a, you know, severe is a side that you need to be in the talk phone wants to be in the four and has proved itself capable of being in it. But it's just nice atmosphere than being coach abundance. Yeah. Coach Vance is very very demanding place. I mean, I don't know. I just don't know that not having Marilyn's here should room. He chose to go back assures me quite a lot about his character as well. You know? I mean, I love to tell you know, Salga and loyalty, but these these I don't buy these things for me. There's there's a weakness that you don't you always came out realize that this isn't, you know, this was too scary. And let's go back to where it's comfortable. She I mean, she's gone. And I don't think he's back on his as something take favorable. He didn't do is good a job as I think. Have. Do you know what? TV ratings and from my personal enjoyment. Yes, and renew be hilarious. I don't think he would be a good fit myself. This week is what else is this week. We don't you mean on before of course, taking on some your man Piontek nineteen goals. Celebrates he didn't scar. Go from me on during the international break when he couldn't score a goal for me, but did school apoligise pleased about it. He hasn't got the twenty little bit. He's gonna get nineteen. Worries me at this point because he called sicne. And that's why you didn't did he miss the second game. He suddenly was he missed one guess illness and injury. That's the only concern left consignment. And it will be Dennis. I'm not going to hide from this. If this turns around on me, I'm going to be upset. But this is this is different now for me. And you know, they will be on a great run. Then they sorta of down to buy spy ladies into in the Dhabi, and they were like wait hold on. Maybe you know, we go a little bit quarter of God. And now, it's what do we expect from this Meena inside because big back scored over Brazil's a warrant great. But he's scored against Panama. I think should he play. It was on thinking to drop until recently. I'm looking at this said this about the Darby the problem is this meaning team, especially because of the way they play the slower buildup, you need somebody who can pass the ball in midfield. And unless he brings back my main just marry it's. No. Or no the one day. I want to know what happened to that guy. It's either bigly or what bucket who has to pay different positions because they'll be further pitch, but who have to provide that playmaking that creativity is not gonna be back a Yoko, and it's not gonna be Cassie show. I want to throw out to you guys is g agree that since he's if you sticks with four three three one of those four is the man out. And so is it I think it will be and has their own the out now, and I think part of it because we talked about this the Dhabi part of this Petit. He's played a full season before coming to lay he's play next off season. Now, I think I think it's justifiable to make that change this point. And I think the Bucky O Khotan as working pretty well. Frank both. I would he's it. Fifteen point. Well. He's he doesn't think to move to maybe a diamond of some kind or something, and I think. Thrown inch and. She stopped. Yes. Opinion. Eighteen is this week in which he said exactly that that he would like to secret Tournai playing attacking fullbacks can provide with and and make that work. I just think he'll be nice to see. I just wanna see what happens. It's an experiment. You know, just to see I just feel like doesn't have to be on the bench but do against some which is it's not a game. It's not a gave me I do think you that against Sam in particular, because I feel like you know, what they all very good as we know that they know how to keep a clean sheet. So that's the good thing about me, but they need to be better going forward. And I think when you put some depression new let them play that game. They don't actually have a plan. B? That's always been my criticism of Michael jambo. I never feel like and you love I do love that he dreams good. It's your dream to anywhere near the top sakes. Anyway, let alone. Wow. Yeah. In the Meena. Again, like people wax lyrical about what he did against us world because it's the side that also play beautiful football. So you can get them because you'll see period. Let's see what happens if you faces side that defend against you like frozen Nonni tried to you news, you know, you'd fail. So anyway, that's my Wiki ran Renton jam Paulo. But I'm interested to see what indeed happens actually real name. Real name. An in my when he has an m I'm John Paolo. He's jump close enough. Details. That's all we have time for on the city. Awesome podcast. Join makes week when we will review all the action from the big games. And we look forward to you. Joining us. Thank you.

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Gab and Juls: Is Ramos Reliability Waning?

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Gab and Juls: Is Ramos Reliability Waning?

"The it's monday. I'm bob he's jewels. Gabon jewish show. Welcome aboard everybody. We're gonna be talking a little bit of ammo and his double penalty. Miss mall also setting a european record. That's right that's the good with the bad. We'll be reviewing some nations league stuff. But shall we start with france on brand qualifying. I like you when you talk to me. You go to portugal cristiano. He's annoying because he only scored the goal in their friendly against forget what it was. It was really a door underwriting. Seven against off brand. Dorothy had always hype amps ready to go and what happens France win one nil. And i think they pretty decisively deserved winger. I thought they are just outplayed. Them spotted them the last twenty minutes world. Portugal pushed hard. And by the way you would have to explain to me. why is. Portugal team has sued talented. Who has improved so much since twenty one of the teams that probably has improved the most waste on the seventieth minute to play and to try to do things before that and of course you're under pressure because france had been playing so well but still though were very timid they were. They were just trying anything he looked. We expect full of the world. Champions league look. I mean i. I will say this about portugal right. I'm not going to make excuses for them. But bernardo silva as we know has not had a good start to the c. J. jagoda really bad for him right jagoda. But you have a manager whose emotional who is a loyalist shot would have been a better fit mccain but maybe looked at into jobs played like eight games in a row for liverpool must be or whatever but also when you got to smaller countries. It's about how the pieces together right so christiane obviously to play joe felix's having a tremendous season he has to play how those two with bernardo silva without playing center forward which you can't play center forward so you stand there obviously not gonna make center forward runs at the stage of his career a big knock on effect right you guys in france. Hey look we have fifty options. Oh no still be more of a contest. Had to play the be more from the beginning but france was so good as well. Portugal play though tactically dejong respo- tony's dot hybrid formation again. Like at the worker except ice. Rob your form a treaty on that sort of left inside sometimes left in four to sometimes inside more four three three formation. If you want greece men marcial and fort worth quad together. Though poke by was great. County was fantastic scored the winning goal as well defensively. They defended really. Well give bambi when we question the senior players pogba grysman von and they respond the way they did against post. I think okay right. There's something special in that team. I think that's a good point. And i think it's a good transition to it to our next point because those guys your right variety had an absolute stinker around madrid and in his last outing. It's been a noun grease when his issues at barcelona well chronicled obviously plugged in and out of the team. And you have to go with france they look like different players and that kind of brings me to my next question because paul but spoke after the game and has always happens. Players go with their national teams. Sometimes the day know twenty years ago. Thirty years was different but today they know that the minute they speak it's going to bounce back in their home countries. And what did he say. He said the national team was breath of fresh air. Which is what he's always said. Which i i've said many times on this show on other. espn shows. I wrote for the website about it for him is a breath of fresh air for him in the other guys. Were playing badly bob level. Yeah he's he's going through. He's going through a club. Level with united's the toughest period of career something that has never known before when he used to play all the time. He doesn't play anymore so much. I don't know if it was tougher than when he was under marino marino took invented something that doesn't exist the vice captain suggest we could take it away. Album by seaways seaway was coming from and he spun was not to be negative by united or critical social. Because i saw on social media few saying all this is david nevermind radio. It's the papers today. You know the punditocracy in this country gonna come back on it and be like. Oh plug was being disrespectful about united. It was explaining why he's a breath of fresh air for him to being addressing around people with who he won the world cup. Some like half elven. They've played together. There were sixteen so now the twenty seven of course when they meet again is like old friends. It's like brothers doesn't mean it's not the case. United elected not united is happier united. This is not the problem. The problem is not the fraternity that you can find in national team that you don't have with your club but he was saying that the helps seem to be able to play like against portugal ex. You're making chooses for about. I made excuses for by last night. We talked about this on the afc show but one thing that one thing that seemed to be. The consensus is plug. Doesn't help himself when he answers these questions. Because you know the backlash that's going to come for me. It's entirely normal right. He's not just united are underachieving. It's that you're in and out of the side manchester united. You're playing. you're not playing whatever. And so obviously you're going to have different environment but for you to come out and say should paul have known that this was the wrong thing to say it's going to include negative headlines and when he goes back to united he's going to get more. Okay the question is you must be happy with your performance against portugal because he was ahead of a performance coming up after a few weeks where you didn't play merge all you didn't play right what you expect him to say that what what did you want to answer. So he said yeah of course. That was really tough for me. Probably the toughest. Maybe not make a comparison with his time at the club. But that's what he said about the club and then he said you know when i come with national team these my brothers. This is family for me. So i come here and i feel rejuvenated. And that's what helps me coming back to play the level i did. I'm giving i give him the benefit of the doubt. And i actually like it. When people are honest yeah players are and it was not targeted. Equally is not a dig a united. But he's an intelligent guy and he knows that that is how it's going to be spun now here in here in england and it's not just in english would be spun that way yeah most players in his position so i'm just wondering why put yourself in. That situation was just carried away in the moment that you have to draw comparison. I mean it's francis match right. You're talking about the world champions vs a team on your united toxic. Or i don't like being there or i'm happy being there. He just he was asked a question about the the dressing room with the french national team. So he just said he said oh. Yeah we even think they make out kilian mbappe because when he comes with us with the national team. He speaks more italian and portuguese because he spent so much time up with name and variety but when we all go back together with national team we all speak french. We've known each other for so long. We know this is family. That's the only point he made. And i don't think there's anything wrong with the way he reminded everyone in england united and everywhere. How talented against portugal gonna do much good next time Older gunnar social puts out the puts out the eleven and draws killian bay and so he gave marciano shot marcial. Who of course couldn't play a part in the two thousand eighteen world cup team now Mixed reviews but you're bullish on his performance. Yeah just think sometimes you need to look nor just the chances i miss any missed four easily. Hit the ball with the head. I should have scored and reports ratio was very good on onto other chances. I just i just think he does so much for that team in game certainly in the movement of the ball with the board. He's to play with very good. You so down the first big chance that one too. He's wonderful and i think he's kind of player. Who who would like to play with and goodman grysman likes to play with him. So i think sometimes you need to look just a beyond just okay. Missed to especially big chances. They should escort. I know he's a great. No i of course should be more clinical. But these are the things that i think when you get to mid career and marcial is now mid. He's not the we know everything that happened. We know hype was as a kid. We know all the money that united spent on him. I don't think he's ever going to be a player that his wages suggested. I do think he can contribute. For france however france have other options france of other players and it will what i thought was interesting was he didn't play through. Obviously was was a mainsteam as we know is very very well rested this and obviously there's don't pay so logic suggests in bobby comes back. Maybe he plays the marciano position. Things with greece men in behind. However i don't know though i that would be a big reporter for to shop giving up his giving up a center forward to sean doesn't strike me as particularly creative or innovative manager. He's more of a man manager. Says defense defendant counter. I've got this guy tobacco. Pass these guys up front and let me give. I just wonder what happens if you play. Bought a coleman and grease men or marcial in there for calming or whatever and you play against a team that parks the bus and there's no space behind man there's no giroux whereas you type do run into a problem yet. Probably you're right. I think he's got like you said very different profiles of frong. Benita as i think of something very different to juma pay and grease man combine is different because i think secure winger forward. Yeah exactly so. But i think i think he will it will. It will depend on. Who the play against you know. And what kind of game. What what the approach of the game is and you can place your who to have the presence in the books. Great master and increasement attend behind. You could see our thomson brilliant and other times you wondered if you could work properly over a long period of time you could have that marcial. Mvp common and greece and the three of them. You know sort of mixed him open with of retail. But you need space to do that like you said so. I think he's very interesting. The more options do better for him as long as he can the one we saw the worker especially in that first game against two strata wake. Sean changed everything two days before the game and it was a disaster. So i'm for all options as long as your manager. You head coach is can pick the right one. Let's go back to christiane because offer. You can never have enough john on any kind of short podcast. But this was. I think it was his fourth appearance since he came back From from his co. they shut down your It's not only count the n. Dora game For obvious reasons. How did he look to you. I just throw at times. He looked he looked really shop. And we saw a few tacos to prevent from either scoring of the cross getting to him things like this. I just don't think he gets enough. Service your praising verana high having earlier yeah defend wail on this channel still on its to get free and get away from them and he had won despite not getting good service as you say i don't i just don't think that i just think that consolo and should provide more service for christian or in. The box crosses what to to christianity. As you said it doesn't make those run. He can't do this anymore so early. On in the game he has a little felix strikes from twenty yards. That's one part of his game the other being the books. He's so good. He's the best head of the board in the world. I wanted the books for him. I wonder if this goes back to being a smaller nation. Not bhai history but by by population by options. Because when you got consent longer era might be. Let's go through the backs you guys. I descend degree. He tried doing that with the way. Set up those danilo. And what's his name carvalho right but equally one of your two senators defenders iphone. Who i know is because china's mate and everything but he's in his mid thirties. Now he is what he is right. You don't have the option of going to a back three so effectively. You have to pay to defensive midfielders to allow yourself. Guerrero and concept. I just goes to say how much more limited your options are. Even at a country like portugal. Because you simply don't have that many bodies you have exceptionally good ones. Yeah i am but it's so difficult to find the right pieces to fit together so to shout out to my man. Mr who after all did win. You're twenty six. And they were some. There are some moments in the last one. News when they push crescendo could have had to go and they think that considering bureau do really well. I think that when you've got someone like him in the books. I think there are twenty two crosses and and i think ten were were usa efficient. Precise crosses sorry but still at. I just don't think that based they gave me enough. Maybe defied that both both william value antonio anita restarted. It's just and having someone to be more creative tweeted. Monday's member maybe we'd have. Let's talk spain because they had a huge game against switzerland. The whole fate of the nations group hangs in the balance. And we're joined by said lo now said set code ammos light and darkness is is often the case with kierra. He beats juju funds. Mark for european players in international one. Seventy seven which is which i find just unreal at least before you long to enjoy it because you know christiane i was going to stick around even if he has to be wheeled out there to beat that one day but he also misses two penalties. One of them in two adamoli. Laghman realized Can you help me. You know this guy seen them up. Close well for fifteen years now. Can you explain to me because it's odd. Because when we see defenders getting older now because he's one of the greatest ever see them getting older. We sometimes see their physical skills on the wane but mentally they remain very very strong with senator obama's it seems to be that physically. He's fine from what i can tell but we've seen some poor decision making undocking defensively here more than more than the penalty although how why would take penalty in that way. The second one after the first one is beyond me. Yeah i think you're right. I think the penalty thing is is is really just anecdotal. Isn't it happens. You can miss penalties that the next time bear before he missed these stupid penalties. He's twenty five in a row so this isn't a guy that the state goes very very good at taking penalties and the second one was obviously particularly call but he's had really pretty good results from our pop playing that taking that penalty and subsidies defending the curious thing as an and. I think you're right. You what you. What do you think the season a guy. that's basically up. I think that's absolutely true if you look at the the shiite anymore even look better than he ever has. It looks much more stripped down. But before you physically. I think he's fantastic. I am thing. Is i think the errors way seeing from him all right she in a way much character. These are the kinds of things we've seen from him. Perhaps career the occasional a long way out the defense and win the war but of course if he doesn't quite win then he leaves that behind his career and reminded sliding this all the way for his crates where this little lax of concentration moments way not quite in the right place and leaves a gap behind him. I think one of the qualities that rafeh verandas over all these years and it's been talked about enough is how often he sweeps off ramps now. Obviously there's been a lot made for example of how much worse. Brian is without almost leadership without his guidance. Regains but actually i think it would be fantasize the rambles himself has benefited from brands. Pice is recovery ability ivan. The sites that ramesses might now being pulled out position qualify as he was against switzerland that weekend and things. We've seen before. And i think this is a recurring thing. Ramesses that quite often you will get to the points around. Christmas time and you'll think rambled streets implying. Well that for the also. The beginning of the windsor. He's actually not great truth. Positionally in terms of the kind of traditional element so a defending but he has a fantastic ability to come good those moments this season where it really one of one of the best ever. Were you assume to force it to. Also it's also reflected in how he's got. He's got the second most red cards of any player in history. Joe's you wanted to ask about decisions made upfront. Nice shoes game against germany. Because they dropped those points. As well against switzerland i was very surprised. I've didn't start that game especially have to how good he was against the netherlands or be in a in a friendly you expecting to start against germany and and did we made a mistake by not starting in on on saturday night. I will start against germany. Lewis way take clearly. He's not short sold about how he wants his four lines and look i think. He's tried folks is he was trying to force ansu fats. He tried to post on equals line. Or your thought. Well danny almo- it saw none of those already. Sent oldsmobile france required by his nine times. Now and the introduction of of which i think to change it to give him a five point did might look more dangerous. I don't know where that's really hung so at least not only on him as hung on the urgency of situation if you like an acceleration for the entire team responding better by. I think it's true that loosen rica isn't sure high wants destroyed by he will play murata against germany. Also one of the things. That's interesting about those casey team. Every time every single team changes the personnel turnovers. Is you gigantic. Other than pass a lack of certainty or is if it's about always alternate stage the opponents he said that he's driven by people's forms much is their actual based talent. If you like picking teams. And i must admit i'm really quite disconcerting. But i mean. I think pilots will function of the fixture congestion and the global pandemic less of a problem with it. As long as you don't do it in a in a major tournament. They're not there yet quickly. Said how'd you seeing things going on against germany and mostly because there is a flavor our people excited because i have to say like i know all the negative other nations. I kind of get excited at these internationals even with nobody in the stands knowing that there's a little something at stake. I got well into the games is that they're feeling in spain or they just kind of like roll leaguer him a little bit with you in the sense that i don't have patience with people who just want to get rid of the international body that said in this scenario in this situation with brandies going on that bill talking the friendly's enough with a friendly ceremony nations league are you calling the nations league and non friendly. I think the nation's jamie kennedy said goodbye to bring these semi competitive guy. Drought such now yonder. That first. Of all i. I really like jamie carragher. I collaborate helped him out a little bit with his. Got a book with books but in this occasion i disagree with a semi competitive if even mean what semi competitive i don't understand what does that mean Let's let's how did agrees with him. That's not sit answer this. Yeah okay. I suppose the question you. You're trying to find a phrase finds a competition that's not bradley. A knowledge treating is a friendly but the nor does it feel party. I suppose because we're in the second season it seasonably 'cause it's short competition. It hasn't developed any tradition yet. There is a an spanish perspective and while the sounds with them there the some people in the believe if you don who grew jamie carragher saw similar perspective take many the these reheat really matters or example. Last year yeah. They were disappointed. That spain didn't get fruits that they didn't matter. It didn't matter by earlier on today. I was trying to remember who the full teams fight over. It took me a while gets to the last of them took me a while to do. Remember the now. Let's remember announced. It was porch portugal. The netherlands england switzerland. Well now but genuine needs to remember that swick soon was the one member who was an. Actually what am. I couldn't set him. Schools in any of those guys genuine could and so the point is a competition sites while to develop a tradition accomplish in that short. Like this doesn't have a sense of attachment to a commissioner is running in parallel to rio competitions and realize it's a loaded phrase of using it possibly doesn't carry the same weight and so for example in exhaust fumes. Yeah cool it. Madison spain whence jim in garbage all kolstad saying all these big hills like a big deal. You know you've got journey home depot fruits the final four and that's quite exciting but it doesn't matter as much as the sense of whether or not spain can build. It seems the next year or so. This very deathly asserting. Here's issue trudeau. But they're about building the team for the euro's next year and we get this every single time before cup in euros and sometimes i feel like we're never learning right. These national team managers. They're not building teams. It's a nice idea we talk about. What is the big revolution. We always attached to some point to the world cup. It's not it's about who gets hard for a random period of time for seven games every other years any the trying. That's a slightly different argument because it quits well. The argument about the nation of the masters all right. Let's let a boy orange the not bad pakistan. Then okay. so let's let's let's Apply that's the the the nation's now all people care about and you talk when the amount i don't care about who sought now extend exactly so that's why rather than making some partisan projection because you'll turn it to. This is playing friendlies which i think are a necessary evil. I guess but are generally irrelevant and don't stock much interest or it's playing qualifiers and the reality is in europe with so many teams qualifying qualifies basically suck. Because you have a good team playing against a bad team and they qualify halfway through unless they're italy in which case to leave it late and sometimes don't qualify at all. None of this is interesting. Even when it's a game it's not interesting so but you just use the word but you want one one small or maybe not quite smoke. Caveat you just use the word they will turn into is turn qualifying. Qualifying happens as well. There's an alternative. This is on top of the qualified. So you'll turn it is friendly's yuck i said i know we live in pandemic terry. Obviously there everything's different this year right but go back to the nations league last year and we had pack stadiums we had tremendous crowds. I for me. If felt like competition really hit the ground really hit the ground running and it was much better than what we have before. Yeah i can really agree. And i get the sort of like it doesn't. It's not as important as a world cup or euros. And he's more important than than friendly's i get i get that but we would not have also aware of qualifying. We wouldn't have this story the macedonia story without exactly either. And i think that's been very positive for football in general yeah i think the real downside i also the other thing is we're star this and this is a key point here we're start of this slutty co complex structure which he would necessarily buy into yet. He wasn't necessarily immediately kind of typing onboard. And i think competition hasn't developed what what makes it worth while in. Why is the sense of spouse emulation history all of those things and of course the nations league are the definition. Isn't gonna matter now. Make in ten years talking about ten winners of it made. We've had maybe gone really while they called stock respond and the other but maybe in ninety eight hundred five or six. The first ten on the eleventh the equals like thing it whenever there like a thing quite as much as the as the legal jumping by as the while comes by do think at the moment at least i think easing that surgery where it's semi competitive where it matters only a bit. Where has some competitive element. But it's not a it's not thing. Yeah i don't think. I mean i suppose a lot of comes on a personal feeling i will say this though The league cup has been around. I believe for more than sixty years. Lots of tradition. Lots of history. And i can give about it could you are you on the french league cup. Which miss the things tells you shift about. Lee up now back when it was the milk cup or the rumbelows cop. Little was running around. You can't the league match them up cup without point wayne a championship issue. When the calendar in some way the league cup was not massively dissimilar the ethica. Yes it was second in the ranking but seems to seriously look at the teams that want. It wasn't a competition won by. Bt's no it's actually. You have bigger teams winning now actually than doing based around and so right. Tell me can. Spain beat germany. Are they going to be germany. Germany side who don't defend well have an incredible phone three with sonic knob rian vernalis. Hope this thing down incredible. It's kind of a strong word really if you get good signing. He's unplayable. Yeah it's good. Sign verner center forward leaning in this formation with yoga. yeah to question sits. Are they going to be jimmy. Let me give you the also from spanish because to be honest. I can't give you an awesome gem view not seen enough of germany. I don't know how good jim the but spain is a national team at the moment confronted by not doubts aside seeing change every game there is a sense. The season quite gone right results on not taking charts that they they may will be dominating gains in terms of possession but just doesn't quite come off their best performance. Funding was actually against jimmy. White house wanted people most pulse about those since. It's something of the biggest sense of all of these games that something was building that was identity stein to emerge and since then there is a as used because disconcerting does sometimes feel an go far too much respect from solution where you can fall too much belief in in him nine ways doing to embrace this idea early string pricey fully but it does feel kind of from from an outside perspective that this feels improvised. Each game feels like a new plan and the new approach and so does find half ways. Yes the split. Have the makings of a team yet. But we haven't seen it yet. It was merely a bye. Bye mike. how many of the very best buys the world despite having saying the three or four best players in that position in the world and the also might well be numb apart from ramdas harsh. Is it that true. Guess chattels if chagas when tigers fit and plays always the only one we can think of and tiago opposite. Mom's not fair tacos. The only one that we can think of it in his position or in the world beyond that you know it could be the time that we think it could be that we talk about answering patio. Another projecting young players. You could be very very good indeed. Obviously what sponsored on said this about steps but we don't anymore Okay listen listen said. I love to indulge in negativity about spain. Because you know you got. You had the privilege of being in spain when they twice won the european championships and won the world cup. And all that stuff. But while you were talking i was thinking about how many countries can claim to have more than two or three guys. We're in the top. Three or four in the world. Apart from france were kind of in their own their own category and look. I mean i we look at. I look at england. You wanna make a case of a hurricane. And trent alexander arnold fine but i think it kind of stops there i look at. I look at belgium. Kevin to brian. I'll give you that but beyond that. There's mkaku maybe a stretch. Maybe i look at italy. I don't know that we have anybody who's in a top three or four in the world Frankly i hope she doesn't complain but reality tiny houses for everyone. I don't know how that does holland have anybody. Other than van dyke gemini gemini have. How many guys are the top. Three or four in the world taught me. I mean i know he's injured knob. Imagine yeah the neu- the second best german keeper. In my opinion. I mean just you see what i'm to threes. Its international hit but we see we'll always feature the high income but boy. I know you agree with this. Always feature better players better coached teams amazing at the top end right better players better chemistry and better coach teams because they have more time to work together and they have more talent right. Yes and also you came in by saying the two european championships in the world. Cup is fine right. I'm this of course. Is the interstate will come even now of his spanish national and this is part of the problem but the the response spanish things always the best is the best but when we won't three in a row and it's curious because of course. Spain comes tournaments and got them horribly wrong more times now is in more in a row than than the ones they want at that. Success is is a long way which is also a reflection of most of spain's international footballing history spain where lewis wattage is yours. But it's even worse that's the thing so so you've got the years that they went twelve. Which causes the ron of three length. Around afraid to welcome in two thousand fourteen. They don gavitt grew by a boarding knocked out off the second game in two thousand sixteen they do get out of the group get knocked out in the first knockout round. Bye bye bye sleep in two thousand eighteen. They cannot i out game by russia. So this is this is worse than spy needs to be used to also causes. This is a spine team. That doesn't even get for a knockout round anymore. Said lawyer negatively means your inner mark ogden. We're going to have to leave it there jerry. All right enough of that time for something much better time for some quick hits go germany behind to be ukraine. Three one is leroy sante. Scores are worldly and team overnight bags to jewison signs of progress from uncle yogi not rating to defend. That's the thing i mean. He can try three at the by rubbing caught playing as a midfielder. Look like another centreback really and have gained as wing by another centreback as well as many centreback says you want on the page. We help you defending better as you think going forward fantastic and we saw sign with a wonderful as you said nabri all of that plus imagine the was playing like i have. It's but defensively man imagine if sonographic all the time and he did this stuff. All the time won't be going to the final four after losing tune into bed. Jimmy way on sunday gab. Opinion seems to be divided over the performance in the game. The argument is belgium scored two goals. One of them was was was deflected. The other one was for a free kick for by druce. Martin scorgeous free kick but it was play never foul to begin with. I don't know. I look this england team and jewish looked really good at times but one thing that convinces me. Is this thing when team has to play with pay. Said they have enough winners or very quick players whether it sound joel. Stern obviously not available. You play grecian mount together behind cain you don't have that element to your game And i think that's something southgate's gonna wanna to revisit and address at the back to you. Ms maguire when he's not fair at least for his passing back into midfield when it's rice and henderson not much passing going on there as well as when you need calvin phillips or or somebody like that. No harry winks is the answer. So it's weird. There's one of those teams is so strong in certain positions and others so lacking. How can you have hurricane. One of the best records in the world and three goals in five games in nations league two penalties and deflected shot move because on create enough. Don't do anything enough yesterday. You tune in halftime. Who does bring on harry wingspan. Come on in which world how one you do that. Don't be a hater. Let's belgium sense. It made no sense. And i guess should not have done this. Let's show some love to roberto martinez in belgium. Because to me this teams more grownup more capable of managing leads than in the past. That's the more mature they controlled like really well or be. I think they were by by england. Even if just say i into troubled i still. I still think they've gone a long way until like you said. Knowing how to manage manage games leads expectations there were so well controlled so wedding in position. They had the board they still created the best chance for third. Yeah so good without eating husband and by the way. I don't know when it comes bike. How he does get into the team. Or how does he feel. Where'd you change the magical greece. Americans keep in mind we see italy. Bee pollen 2-nil but gaffe. We can't give shinya credit right because he was in there. Now only joking. They were impressive. Although he was poland. Come on. I read polo poland. Levandowski shas anyway. You got an issue that i know that poland were very poor really well twenty players and when she does deserve a lot of credit because he's really changed the mentality of this team notes rather go out and they try to dominate. They don't have great strikers although senior played really well on the wing so that sorry. You won't believe it was in that. Yeah but you know score lot but the best thing about team is the midfield and you gotta go way back to find the last time. That was true of italy side but but look at the middle of the eddie was wonderful they look they look really really good and they've turned the corner now. Let's see if he can keep it together. When all the regulars were unavailable comeback muhammad saw test positive kurkova nineteen while on international duty. N- egypt and he's going to need to self isolate until tests negative and worryingly. He's also reported mild mild symptoms joe's he was in his brother's wedding and there's footage over social media of him dancing without a mask. One point looks up on a chairlift. Doing the hora which was a new thing. And there's very little social distancing going on hundreds of people. There is not a good look and it's another headache for your klopp's growing injury list a good look and i think he would be right to be disappointed by mosala xtss attitude and behaviour. I know brothers waiting. And you know you don't you don't want to miss anything like this but this is a global pandemic. You have to be careful. You can't do any anything crazy like that. No you're a professional in your paper. Look like very likable guy. Greg of cool made a mistake. Move on but this is a serious mistake. Which i think is going to cost over. And by the way the mayor of the town where where they're from where the wedding was coming out and saying well the wedding last under an hour and they warned. Master out okay. Stop lying because we've all seen the video. You simply not true. That club quickly in the same. We losing alexander. Ronald gomez and saleh for different reasons and length of time. A s- ahead of especially when you really without for being counter and virgil van. Dyke exactly you couldn't play the gemini despite having five players testing positive in the squad. Nowhere game. I was canceled because one player tested positive. Can you explain this. And how is this possible. This happened died so so different outcome. I guess and are they going to australia on wednesday. Took me remember is everywhere in the world public health authorities always have the last word to the public health authorities in norway determined who you have one positive test book. We think it's unsafe for you to travel and Public health authorities in germany and ukraine. Said well you've got five. That's okay we'll take these guys out of the squad and the rest you guys will be tested and travel. I'm not a doctor. it's not my place. It's not football player to decide. What's right what's interesting is uefa will probably force normally to forfeit the game. They can still finished top of the group. They have to be austria away on wednesday now. What they're doing. I think this is a great story as they got the under twenty one coach because he can't use any of the guys their own self isolation and he's going to call up a bunch of other random norwegians i guess named trond vr or whatever but basically it's like a norwegian beachie made up a players weren't in the squad going. I think it's going to be hard for neutrals not the back. Laurie some story. We have to watch him. Harlan re one on sunday jewels. You're going to stop hating poor frank gore after this result when they wanna get after six games some it was always gonna win at some point. So what say he was courage sticker. Come on just really game this season for wars and the athletic report a he feels he might be something to do with his contract extension negotiations because they've stalled he's deal expires in twenty twenty three. God does he have the wrong agent. You think oh jewels. You're being naughty there. Because of course domitories not represented by george mendez or just food Represented by manning raji pastor for a company called promo sports. I think right now negoti. Don't go well wolf might think. He's a bit of a pastor. I think people are gonna talk what i want to remind people of is leaving somebody out as part of a contract negotiation. You know it's leverage clubs. Have it's not something they should. they happens a lot. It happens more than it should. It makes agents very angry. I i don't wanna believe is anything more sinister. And i also want to point out. That deal expires in june. Twenty twenty three. It's great to get all your ducks in a row. Get things done early but equally. That's a lot of time you know. Two and a half years. I think from wolves perspective sit tight. Try to work out a deal. I don't. I don't want to believe that has to do with mendez and walls and whatever and i also think broadcaster realize that. Hey my guy could be playing at a different level making more money elsewhere. Former barcelona director have yet to us. Who is close to two tomato departed. But he said in an interview with wounded at petit. The club had a hundred million euro option to signed killian in two thousand seventeen. When of course he ended up moving to perry senator on fake loan. Deal which wasn't really alone. Yes but at the club chose. Who's mendham bella. Instead because apparently belly works for the team whereas the selfish a worker himself he also said that they gave up their pursuit of erling holand Quote wasn't the right fit not really a barcelona. Dna style player now. He blamed rubber fernandez and peps agora who were Clubs technical department at the time for these decisions. What do you make of this. So the mvp. I can tell you this is this is not just. It's not possible. It's not true in the sense monaco. At time where was being had. An agreement with remedied. I for one hundred and eighty million the anew options with anyone else what we option on but anyway in the first place and we don't do closes in franz either and then when he said that he wants to go to paris and madrid just then they had the same deal pretty much with nothing near one hundred million anyway and is it true. That was monday. Berry is a good guy who works for the team. Presumably from his rehab bed and it was for the team on playstation. Then then i just. I just think that was meant than billy has great talent and grow quality is very different to pay in many ways. But don't tell me you could have one hundred and that's that's not. That's not telling the truth to you. Know you know what this because obviously this guy was costa about close to butler and he talked about how about tomorrow things wrong and everything was great and the pandemic community. And i don't have a problem with that then he's gonna throw these dudes under the bus. Uh i making things up by. He's not necessarily in the loop on all the information. And i don't think he's helping it. Because in the end who appointed robert fernandez and pepsi. Gora it was so you think you're helping him but in reality you're making yourself seem silly so i i think as badly backfired and i think anybody associated with bartolo isn't going to be involved with With an next. Barcelona board agree. You have to go all the way back to thursday. Scotland stern serbia beating them on penalties. For place at the euros gab. That was pretty dramatic amazing. We established sid. Low doesn't like this kind of stuff. But i really thought it was really enjoyed dramatic. It was a well you know it was an mono mono game. I was exciting. I think you go through this player for player serbia. This is a huge huge huge mace for them. Because they're not just a little bit better their lot better man for may of course so you know what it's about being bigger than the sum of your parts and scotland were that it's it's just a first major tournament since Nine thousand nine hundred ninety eight pal. Craig famously scored world cup. Your whole generations missed out on seeing scholar in tournament expanded. Euros is because you have teams like this. You've got more countries involved. I don't think they're gonna go there and embarrass themselves. I don't think they will be the worst team at the early. So i think it's fantastic and how sweet after all those videos. That came out whatever i am part of that. Too jewels sticking with the euro playoffs. I know you love your checkers. So help me celebrate. Dominick saba sly amazing and twenty years of age sunny one of the next big thing what hungary because he carried the team through these jesse marshes boys sorts burg's doing so scored the winner in in added time in that game after they were one down for pretty much most of the game against iceland and he almost ran all the page and not a lovely shaw on the edge of the bugs. That's why he's so good at the way he's the board of creativity but the is the personality that correct You know a bit of arrogance as well enemies so elegant wash play. And he's he's been amazing and went on to hungary. There will be with france's group at the euros with germany and portugal not an easy way for years ago. There were portugal and the finished ahead of them. Are the euros twenty sixteen. So it's weird. Because i mean it feels to me like hungary haven't been relevant in football terms for a long time even though of course they weren't the euros and even got auto group In two thousand sixteen. And you know. I think of like relevant football hungry and i think back to nine hundred eighty two and they'd be del salvador ten months. Oh and by the way all you people talk about world cup stinks looks. It'll be all these teams in the world cup. You know what back in nineteen ninety-two only twenty four teams. You had somebody losing ten one okay. So why don't you chill. Learn your history there. But anyway i digress. Now great to back in like all good teams. They have an italian manager alfred. I knew that was coming but it would be the one to keep an eye. On as well as their manager my costs of course. Argentina empower guardia. Drew one one on fighting. Lucy was not happy. Does he have a point. He kind of does paraguay by the next time. You're on the afc show with alimony. No ask them about necessarily or not. Gaza who is his he's says absolute nemesis he's a paraguayan midfielder. Who had a bit of dirty in them like the game gets a bit physical between paraguayan argentina. But you expect it's carnival qualifier. The greatest qualifying spectacle in sport so messy was unhappy because a late penalty. Whatever but the the big thing and also on meet on dived pretty obviously they do have a are and then the other goal obviously messi scored the golden thing get a goal disallowed where supposedly there was a file earlier but it was something like twenty five seconds and eight passes earlier now. There are directives for sort of phase of play. And how fun i. This didn't feel right. There's really didn't feel right because it was way before. And you know chuck in brazilian re free and all of a sudden you get wound up a messy big story there. I mean. I trickled if the fight another day. Yeah baby beat kazakhstan three one. But i'll be as keeper a retiree. Show please respond in italy last year and city are gonna to forget this one very quickly why minus a dream goal from i bought began the kazakhstan it. Because he's from kickoff. He loved berry shots from kick of. We always dream to school that no one ever schools the puff of kazakhstan. He's not going to forget this incredible. Don't years after making his professional debut. Goran pandev scored the winner against georgia since north macedonia to the us. For the first time ever god by know you love him. I know you love and give him some love showing some i do. Because it's so long ago and he was supposed to be the next stage and then he was very good but then he was an and then him today he looks today they look ten years ago. It looks like an account should be playing football but he's a tremendous leader tremendous footballer key player in his own way marino. Prebble winning side. Yeah so well done north macedonia. Welcome to welcome to the two twenty twenty. Well done goran pandev that she man ledges. Denver died thirty eight in july right. That's all we've got time for today. Thank you so much for joining us. We come back on thursday. 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