5 Episode results for "Emory Chan"
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.
GSMC Soccer Podcast Episode 126: Cardboard Cut-out Fans & Fake Crowd Noise
"I want to know the latest and soccer that listened to the golden state media. Concept's soccer podcast. Ls Is the world the Premier League. We've got you covered. The latest update hottest matches news on the League's top players. It's the golden state media concepts soccer podcasts. Listen thank you the tuning into the GMC Sokha podcast brought to you by the MC podcast network. I'm your host Paul Hutchinson. I'm delighted that you founders. I hope that you find the next hour are so entertaining and informative about the world football. What have we got for you this time? Well the first few seconds are all going to be on. The sleeker will look back on the latest round of games in the Bundesliga and we'll look forward to the vodka. Which is the German phrase for around mid week gains in the some pretty tasty ties coming up in in Germany. So we'll take a look at that roundup of the news and all of the various different leagues in Europe and analysts will transfer market and see what the rooms are being bandied around of wed different plasma and went up and then and final pot. All the podcast will continue the segment. I'm calling around the world in eighteen sock moments in this week. We're going to focus on the battle of Santiago in Nineteen Sixty two World Cup and England's humiliating defeat the hands of Iceland and euro. Two thousand. Sixteen all right. I think that's going to be absolutely clancy as always rude lack you to get involved the best way to do that is virus social media outlets we are at GMC underscore soccer on twitter and instagram. So if there's anything that lack to comment on that is raised in the next hour saw really likes to hear from you. I think we're less kraken and so we'll turn our attention to what happened in the Bundesliga this weekend and abundantly. You got off to an early start. Actually there was a game on Friday. First of all that was the burling divy between hurts and union. Kicks off at eleven thirty nine early. Start for the weekend. It was close in the first half a great deal of action. Her to probably had the better off. It's honestly was halftime. And then it'd be saving got the scoring on the way good had a good work on the left. Unsigned Greg Crossing that scored very clinically than look back you. Seconds after the restart from the first goal gets on the end of the through ball. The central doesn't exactly cover himself in glory. He he's able to run the keeper. I'm slotted and before a diving defending can get to it so two nil within seconds of scoring the first and Kunia. He slots one home from outside of the area to make three now. And then boy Atta with about the game confirms the win Corna combs in. He's the strongest of anyone that wants the ball slams. The head home and a fairly routine win for hurts a bill in in all honesty at the starts gang there. There's only one point between them and so hurts a bit of distance between that local rivals after that game and also union Berlin that Kinda looking over their shoulders a little bit. I've got four only four points now from the relegation spots so what looked fairly comfortable. Couple of weeks ago is no looking a little bit more sinister. They have yet to score since the response of the season. Look like though for them. They have a again tacoma mid week so maybe can stop to getting in the owning by asked her then looking towards maybe six place now they are currently only five points behind. Wolfsburg who is in sixth so they think can start relaxing. Little bit about not getting relegated and maybe push on sue snaking that final European spas move on then to these Saturday games and the big game of the weekend. Really with the most writing on it was the game between Burcham when she led back and bail. Kuzin was on that six thirty in the morning and it didn't really disappoint both teams as well as Champions League six pointer. It was a really good game natural fats with Bayer opened the scoring fairly early on with habits who is actually obviously on fire. He makes a lovely wrong. He's spotted by one of these teammates to Just PUTS IT PASTA. Gawky very clinically. Then that that was the score at Halftime Gladbach needed to score. I and that's what they did. They equalised through Toronto Blue Mistake from the central defense to around Home really good go. That's Toronto to in into. I haven't scored last week. And then a really soft penalty. I thought is given in favor of Leather Kuzin. Have it's converted the goalkeeper diving to his rights. Almost go to poor on it. Not Enough though Habits good. He's second goal which is no foreign to for him. A bit of action was bender. Who met a ball in from the right hand side? Us looking headers. I don't think he directed the header in the way that he wants to didn't matter it went in and a really handy win for by Olympic Kuzin who go both Burcham jean-claude Gladbach on the strength of that of win yet. They blocked by were sent me. The the main loses of this weekend's random gains Life sick and bay at Leverkusen goal of both Bush's Lubbock who now move into fifth and out of the Champions League places. One Nice thing that happened. Though in this game was the home fans were able to be there. In Spirit was a company that we that was connected to Gladbach who have been offering the chance of funds to pay a little bit of money to have that picture on a quota themselves and placed on their regular Season Two seat which is a really nice thing and I'm plenty of people seem to have off on that offer was plenty of of these cardboard cutouts in the in the stands and it was. I got a nice little bit of color and I believe some of the money is also GonNa go to charities of people that have been affected by covid nineteen pandemic so as a really nice thing and honestly yeah it. Did it raise a smile on my face? I have to say it was really lovely. But they did not get the result. They wanted a nice effort from the club to try these high-rising times to involve the sports as much as they come really try Berg they were hosting the Brennan who really really struggling desperately need a win. Got One a really hard for win. In the end they were very happy to have data classen back that will it was his through all that puts bitten court through really good first time pass and then first time shot from outside of the box. Really go so it was the end though. It was getting a little bit desperate that the Bremen did actually have a man sense off and it was really Roche drift towards the end it looked like the Freiberg a gun very very late equaliser and it was Gilda who stopped of Deflect off the post into the goal bullets after the A it was ruled. Offside the initial ball in Gilda was indeed offside so the goal was ruled that kept on going kept on going on they just about got away with a one nil win the Brennan which is absolutely Massey for them. That still the relegation-zone Bolts. They have more of a more of a lifeline than it looked sitting Stats of last week. So things are tightening slightly down the Boston. There on the ground will be delighted with those three points. All right we'll take a quick break a got wall round the rest of the Games in Bundesliga from this weekend you're listening to the GS MC soccer podcast brought to you by the MC podcast network. 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Back from the by-line uncharacteristically actually highland took a bit of Ashtray. Touted certainly missed the ball coming soon then landed at the feats of Guerrero who slotted it home absolutely no trouble whatsoever and issues after half an hour of kind of hoping and puffing a little bit no real click chances in all honesty for Brosio Point. Wolfsburg did have opportunities to equalize. Didn't take them one on ones with the goalkeeper and they didn't cup lies on and it was actually lights on in the game that Sackey scored the ball broke to Jason. Show who round with the ball basically unchanged provoke twenty five yards. Nicely Whitey Pass in ensued. Pass the FAKEEMEEAH. He was running along beside him. Smashed IT IN OPPOSITE. Kona and to feel comfortable win. In the end there was a red cat was in close. Got Sense off Wolfsburg. I thought it was a bit harsh that one again it went to via. They deemed that the tackle he'd made was intentional. Didn't that to me. I'll be honest whether there's any. It was worse than appealing last. I don't know I think when you slow things down like that. I think you can see what you want to see. I didn't feel it was intention. That was clumsy. It was on fourteen. Looked like it was painful but I don't think there was any intent. Is I think he was looking weather? Bald gone just having to place his foot down on kind of the Achilles if the opposition he got himself sense off Jason Sunshine was on fire. That was sixteen. Assist the Shia. He's being involved. In thirty goals all told He and becomes the first play. The season make not social and the kids only twenty. He is absolutely terrifying. I think he's GonNa be you. Might he might win. Me A will cope which I'll be delighted if I if he was to do that. Wolfsburg unfortunately Hud Ended by that results. They find themselves in six Not Comfortable six. I think the results going the way they did in other games. They find themselves the pressure to keep out spots about final. Europa League place us for Bush dominant will they Pressure on by Munich. Moving on a two by. Munich's this game back at home against on Frankfurt's and by Munich they score some good work by Moolah than the left hand side crossed the ball in Grechko was their first time finish absolutely spicy home. Really clinical finish one nil by Munich. And then just before half-time Mullah gotta go. I'm good work by fun. So Davis than the left inside and a little bit of confusion doesn't mullet didn't take it to take tight control the ball cleanly but once he did not enough time to just place it past the goalkeeper but there was a little bit of confusion about off-side possibilities set. The goal is alive to stem to know at halftime and then straight after the break. Levin Dusky got his inevitable goal. You always scores on this time Cohen. Who did some good work on the right side? Got To the by-line Kasey back on. It was the easiest of headers for dos. Key to make it through nothing. And so you think home and hosed just need to see the game nights armed on stereotypically they They did not do that. Only fight Lewis to headed goals from corners that guts. Frankfurt massively back into this game. So I'm fifty two minutes and CERIGA. He scored a win one really wet. It seemed that the immune defenders were just allowing him the time he needed to control the ball and get a shot off. It wasn't a clinical clean strike. It's all boats it. It got the job and then three minutes later. He was there again. This time of the hedda powerful header giving absolutely no chance in Golda and this is about two three two so I have on thinking. Wow okay well let's it. This is the game on anyway. Six minutes later a normalisation was was restored was Davis. Actually who ran powerfully at the defense? It kind of ricocheted round those opportunities for the defenders to smash into Rosette. They didn't it end. Quinn back to Davis. Somehow and he'd slotted home has to keep her for to was the score after that. It wasn't all good news for a history go. By the way having scored two he then put through his own goal live at fifteen minutes to go eventual score being five two so by Munich. They are absolutely on fire right now. They still remain on beaten in the county year. Twenty Twenty Levin Dusky maintains the pace that gut mullah sets in nineteen sixty one. Seventy two season scoring twenty seven goals after twenty seven rounds of fixtures Ula A and Jadon Sancho a having a an assist off. They both on seventeen right now by Munich. Just a machine seven points from a possible thirty nine in the last games and they can actually increase their average gangs a goal ratio. Three Point Zero. Which is astonishing since flick arrived at the club. Both I mo will definitely have a look at the game coming up between Russia Dortmund by immunity both teams a real hitting really taught form in the Rooney nights at the end of the season. So I'm looking forward to that I have to say as for as on-track Frankfurt's they Really IN TROUBLE. It seems to me. They only two points above the relegation zones right now yet in massive massive trouble. Let's see what happened. Arts Schulkin versus Augsburg both of these teams to the game. Were absolutely in a polling calm. So something hot to crack and unfortunately for phones they it was. That's continued that awful run right night with the bird running three nothing winners just This was played on Sunday very early. Learn it was Absolutely stunning free. Kick just absolutely perfectly lose about twenty. Five yards. Must've been beautifully dipping. Wikileaks struck free-kick. That's opened the scoring that yet again. Lots of huffing. And puffing shock really didn't do a great deal in this game and it was actually Beigey. Who was able to capitalize on some pretty ordinary? Defending a ball comes in from deep. The defend tries to types it source fails to do so busy through on goal and absolutely smashes it home really crisp finish makes it to know and then in the last. Few minutes of the game into injury-time Cordova again is able to capitalize on again ordinary. Defending just kind of boneheaded not really thinking just deny single finish but they will not helping themselves want Shell and they are in really desperate form right now so shelter on the longest winless run any team in the Bundesliga right now in that currently Eight and they have really really hanging on right now. And you've got this thing that's David Wagner is in trouble. If he doesn't start getting some results fritzy shop all right. We'll take a quick break. There among combat will round last few games that happened in the wonders. 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The golden state media concepts podcast network is here less than podcast bliss with endless hours of podcast coverage from news sports music fashion looking entertaining fantasy football and so much more so stop blurted around and go straight out to the golden state media concepts podcast network guaranteed to build that. Podcast is whatever it may be visit. Www DOT GS MC DOT com. Follow us on facebook and twitter and download on itunes soundcloud and Google play off. Welcome back in the previous podcast. We looked at so the games that happened and the league this weekend. We're going to continue to run those off those games off in gym and football as well as look forward to the English of vodka which is the Jevon term for midway gains the English week. So we'll start by looking at versus rb. Leipzig in Leipzig. We're looking to get a better result in knighted for the past week mad. They could only get a role with Freiburg. They things right and I kind of predicted assault. They might be angry with the result from last week minds to really struggling out on the only one place away from being in the relegation zone they got off to a fairly decent stop. Leipzig after eleven minutes. Then gotta go chipped in from the right hand side and really tiny little finish. There's plenty fans do there. And he off tonight. Heaton scorcher along wild so it was good to return to fall for the then after twenty three minutes. Poulsen scored again scored last week scored. This week an another header powerful had and then he got a goal just before halftime make three nail my strike from outside of the area and is fairly comfortable collapsing after that. Verna another goal. Some nice into clay on the left channel. What's runners were allowed to continue? That being tracked from the mites points of then was then able just took it home nice and easy and then with fifty minutes to go some quick thinking from Poulsen. Frequent was awarded and he puts the onus through and he finished his Hattrick off very nicely indeed and so a a a welcome return to fall for life seek who've been struggling just light. They've really gone off the boil in the league. Obviously they got through against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League puts it found life in the goons leak it pretty difficult of light so they'll be glad that the there's a little bit of a sense of fall now. Interestingly well you may disagree I think is interesting. Every single out player on the Leipzig team was involved in at least one goal scoring chance. It's not incredible so mites that really struggling. They had a modicum of form coming to this game three game. Unbeaten run was pretty significantly. Halted by Leipzig. What's this game? Had on the next game that I'm going to review had in common was they both piped-in crowd. Noises is really interesting. Various different points of the game was definitely a home bent to the sound effects of the was whistling for any decisions against the home team and cheers obviously for when goals wentz in definitely made it seem more interesting. Watch shall we say? I don't know I found and it was kind of you know. Canned crowd noise. Yeah I don't know I'm not something certainly to look into. I think the other teams maybe in this game owing Cologne versus just off actually went to open this one goal just before halftime deflects he shot from Karma and then just before this will dose scored the Second Cologne were awarded a penalty. They missed it. They went down the EULER end. Basically and Tommy scored on sixty minutes so they tuna look. I'm looking for a win. However with two minutes to go of regular time but STI got on the end of cracking cross and folks in a header and then in injury-time Kotova on the under the great cross another something had so make it to a piece so they somehow got away with a with a home. Draw in this one. The the fake crowd went wild at the end. There were a just an interesting experiments. I quite liked it but yeah desseldorf really done with that win. They are really struggling. Relegation places right now and so that feel like defeat for them obsolete positive and the other game that we haven't covered hunter born the perennial draws of games. They go to know the one apiece. Draw this time with often. High of that meant that survey Munich remain four points clear on sixty one points to twenty seven games in front of Russia dominant and fifty seven. Then third said seek enjoyed that big win there on fifty four points three behind. Dortmund with Bayer Leverkusen moving into the fourth position at the expense of Russia Munchengladbach. Who were fifty three? I'm fifty two points respectively with Wolfsburg. Quite quiet ways back nice. Thirteen points behind those teams in six place is quite gaggle of teams below. Wolfsburg within six points. You can go down as far as her tobel an intense so they consider themselves still in contention for that last European spots Damon in the relegation zone. I think you have to say the Union Berlin Barron. Indeed they've got thirty points with Amtrak Frankfurt in fourteen below them on twenty eight points in fifteenth places Really struggling twenty seven points. Fortuna Dusseldorf could really dome it that way. And they remain sixteenth relegation-zone they clung onto that way. So that's a huge disappointment to them but Bremen. Despite that win they remain seventeenth born flat last on eighteen points. All right. Let's take a look at the game. A couple of games declined to be happening in the midweek fixtures the big game is going to be Borussia. Dortmund versus by Munich The classics lots on Tuesday at nine thirty. Am On if you WANNA tune in for that should be a cracker both teams into this with really good form. They've only lost by Munich of only lost twice since Hansi flick so charge on the actual debut game was when they played Russia Dortmund in the reverse fixture convincing for nil defeat of them yet. The lusting to actually take points from by Munich of Knobby Life. Seek and that was nil. All draw way back in February really top form. It seems that all of the big players are actually in good form to that will be terrifying of prospects. I suspect for Gershon Dortmund who don't tend to Fatou. While in recent memory in these games are an end the last season when Dortmund were kind of running away with the title little bit and then just could not by a win and they got a good old fashioned thumping against by Munich. Twas back in the season's pretty much season over for Dortmund's CIANCI's in terms of title rooms and so catacombs the symbol associated times. Well this game Jaden Sancho he got through the game that the weekend without injury worries he had gone into the first game back with a little bit of a groin. Niggle looks to have improved got is going to be able to choose from a pretty fit squad mats hummels. Of course he used to play for by immunity. He'll he'll replaying into he'll be looking dot no doubt the other excising heads ahead is of course. Holland versus Levitsky. To of the great strike is in Europe right now. Holland obviously joined in January. He's already not ten times. And that's a rate of one goal in every sixty nine which is absolutely bonkers as we've already discussed Levin dossiers on zone pays for all sorts of records. Good me an absolute legend Joan. Football is a great person to be compared to an eleven to house a record in this fixture of course he used to play for Berge Autoland. He scored sixteen goals of by. I'm one for Dortmund. He's actually scored six that's our. He scored twelve goals in the last six classes. He likes his fixture. I think his is what we're getting out that I'm looking forward to that. Like I said that's at nine thirty on Tuesday Pacific time the classical is absolutely the highlights of the Of the week. So the Games maybe interest Belva Kussin play Wolfsburg Amtrak. Frankfurt's play Freiburg. The debrum host Russia Machine Gladbach. That's a bowling. Visit Leipzig on Wednesday. The early game nine thirty and then the lights games on Wednesday huff Anaheim play Cologne Dorf play Augsburg host Potter born on mytalk visit bill for to reviewing some of those things. Maybe on Thursday. What we'll do that. We'll take a quick break. We'll come back with some of the news from around the world of soccer especially in European Leagues. I'm in analysts you're listening into the GS MC soccer podcast brought to you by the GS and Z podcast network. This is your ultimate for everything sports the Golden state media concepts or podcast. Should I say more from the NFL? Melby the NBA MMA. It's all in here. Golden state media concepts sports by CAST. Listen slow welcome. Back in the previous pads are the August we back at the weekend of Bundesliga that was We also looked I the the classic coming Palm Tuesday as well as far too. So you'll the gains that are available. That's watch during the week and Jimmy. So what we'll do night out is we'll take a quick look at some of the headlines from around the world various different leagues especially in Europe and in. Mls FIRST THING WE'RE GONNA. is primarily. They've been going through some pretty rigorous testing right now and it had comes alight. That six people are being confirmed as positive for coronavirus in nineteen different teams. There's been a further to kron of virus. Cases confirmed one is an unnamed player from Bournemouth. We are told that they will not disclose who play it is they have been told to self isolate the seven days. We are as yet unaware of where the eight positive test comes from. The have not been almost those and there have been almost thousand tests being carried out play and stuff throughout the Premier League. Eight confirmed cases name. So I don't know what success looks like in this situation. I mean to me feels like zero would be successful. It's an audit training to To step up. I think there's GonNa be something close to that for the next round of testing. This is obviously something that we will keep an eye on in the Bundesliga. They've Russia dot into the notes. That Mario will definitely leave the club at the end of the season. The sporting director Michael Zork. He said he wants to extend his admiration for the player. He said this we will part ways with Mario this summer. It was a mutual and respectful. Decision He is a great man. Obviously an unbelievable record score the winning goal in the World Cup most notably against Argentina. She will go on a bit of a Club. Legend and I'm sure that's teams looking to take him onboard someone with a great experience of the very highest level of football lollygag being allowed to resume play. It obviously will be behind clothes closed. Doors start on June. The eight th. The EPA mission was given by the Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Obviously Spain being quite hot hit corona virus on. It's only maybe in the last two weeks or so. That's a very strict lockdown has been lifted on people have been allowed to go and exercise and walk around the block things gathering pace here bane has done what it showed. No New Horizons opening for everyone. The time has come to bring back then. He Day to day activities said the prime minister he announced from the chew illegal will be. Back Splash. Football has a huge following. But it will not be the only recreational activity that will return. So that's pretty hopeful as long as well as the second division's by football also be sets regime on. I think the first game is going to be the Dhabi between severe and Real Betis. In terms of the testing that leaguers doing five players tested positive for the virus so far that includes two divisions they recently allowed the first phase of a group cream to happen from May eighteenth so. That's all very encouraging. Let's just hope that Zeppelin's really sensible and stay safe one thing that's been quite hot. News that is not being any M supporters at the stadiums and I hope that said that continues to be the case moving onto mls so this is really weird story so reported last week that Yep stem is going to be the head coach at FC. Cincinnati and indeed that proved to be the case and the social media people. Cincinnati posted the row wrong pitcher. What had happened was a photo had been tagged incorrectly in whatever files they have also a photo libraries and things and what they ended up having was a photo of some guy. I never actually heard of skull. Thomas Van Tuna broke. Who also was. I ax as a youth team. Coach is also fairly balding and menacing looking. will not the right guy book that was taken by many? Mls clubs on their social media people on so they they were posting pictures of Jason Stapleton. Much stronger Bruce Willis and don't evil and sender Rossa Houston as so a welcome. Welcome you up. So much. Hilarity pit bull was a that? Somebody used so. That was pretty funny anyway. I think Yup stem apparently has actually been staking for this person before now anyway so he kind of laughed it off a little bit. Well that was. That was pretty funny. The still more information coming out about the major league soccer the tournament that they want to put that that is going to be four groups three groups of six and one of eight. And then there's going to be some sort of seeding going on and so the current supports. She'll hold his L. Afc will a a seating as well as current holders of the Seattle sounders and The the Oaten Cohen is at Lenzi united and also the home team which will be along those sitting on in the eighteen group Toronto. Fc Warm be a further seed in that room. That's pretty interesting. They are looking at maybe having an eighteen game regular season on top of this kind of ran rubbing tournament. I also reported last week. Some of the players aren't sneaking not monthly in favor of all of this. You know with the idea of being away from their families for weeks on end during this really difficult time die. I really counts quibble with not so go to say the final bit from MLS. That I won't cover was the still ongoing discussions between the League on the Players Association. They're looking for a ten percent salary while all of this is going on to ensure the clubs can remain solvent through this shutdown has been a counteroffer from the players Association of some point. Five percents coats so this is ongoing and it's very very complicated especially as mall collective bargaining agreement. Just yet anyway is coaching going on. If anything happens then you'll be the first to I`ts wireless little kind of heartening story. This comes from the Danish superleague. Who is going to be legless data game on Thursday on one of that club's Ha who's that going to install great big screens? Where is fans of that club you can go on Zoom Channel? And they will. They've they're calling it. The the world's first virtual grandstand and so funds can support them for three on on Zoom. And the would be a section for the away fans which is incredible. They're saying is all of creating an atmosphere and gain so that plays CONC- They have the support from city even though his no supporters in the stones that would be really interesting to say talks about the idea of noise being piped in over the speakers in the stadium. It's just a probably a little bit extension of that which is great to see. And so yeah. They'll have all of these great big massive screens on the edge of the field. A little bit more of a sense of people watching and maybe some urgency will be created because of that all right. Well I think we'll leave it there when we come back. I'm going to look at some of the possible. Transfers and the rooms are going around regarding weapons might and should the transfer window become open at any points. You're listening to MC sucker punch US brought to you by the I'm Z podcast network. Are you looking for help for your fantasy football team check out the GSM see fantasy football podcast? Get today's best advice on how to start who to sit. Even you should draft from sleeper picks. Red Hot LINEUPS. They got it all covered for you. That's GSM see podcasts. Dot Com backslash fantasy dash football dash cast. We'll cover traditionally dynasty. Even I impede leads when you need fantasy help. There's just one showed up. Don't forget to like on facebook and follow them on twitter visit GS AMC podcast dot com for more INFO. Uh-huh welcome back in the previous. Podcast just looked at some of the news. That's going around the various different leagues especially in your and analysts in this section. I'd like to focus on the transfer room is the going on around the world and see way you're a see who your Clo- looking to procure should the transfer window open up any points going to start with Paul Pogba. He's never far away from some sort of transfer rumor and because of his agent in Rolla. The talk is that he has begun discussions with Bennis data. Move in summer but he's also interest we are told from Real Madrid. I'm Parsons Huma. We'll put was twenty seven. He's never really settled a Manchester United. In my opinion I mean he was absolutely unbelievable player events and then did all right in the euros when fronts wanted The finals of the euro's and then it was a big play when they won the will cook to someplace. Never Really Donates AT MANCHESTER? And this is second. Go at doing so. He moved on after he wasn't a game. This relics Ferguson decided to move to events was probably better for his developments and since then is combat correct fee natural flights four months united interesting to see what he would end up. Much is nice. It also mentioned this before quite keen on Jaden Sancho Sir. It looks like buying Munich. Might be in running coins. That is a fairly. Well trump path from Borussia Dortmund to by Munich. Obviously Levin Ski. The the most notable of that just recently. So who knows about that last ALONA are in trouble? They that that might be kind of selling all sorts of plays this. Soma just to remain open as a business. They said they're open to offers on all six of that plays. Obviously messy is not one of those votes. A young young. The young kid who came from I xe last season. He's one of the ones that are untouchable as well as a statement goalkeeper from Germany. So I'll be interesting to see what people go that notable on not on that list is swear. As short be live interested. He became available. Sergio Queiroz eddings denied suggestions that he might leave Manchester City but rumors that he might fancy trick by to Argentina. He's thirty one and This situation with Guido because he is Manchester City's highest goalscorer. Maybe just in the Premier League my might be full-time Co. He's never really one of those plays anyone says he would get in my of the year he has consistently green absolutely brilliant precedes it. He's just. He's on spectacular thinking. Some ways isn't see I I don't know what is that puts people off from thinking. He's one of the greatest all time. Formula plays also when. I got here. Think maybe he didn't fencing so much he's worked with him and made him a better player and at this point maybe in his career is looking something something to do that in Manchester. The interesting to keep an eye on that. William WHO's contracts at the end of this season? He has been holding out for three year extension. Chelsea Costa has not materialized. He has said that this is become difficult for him. So hang around. I reckon the of Scenes Cohen William. He's super interested in my opinion. Skillful guest the pitch. I think he's perfect. The primarily unsurprised that said Chelsea might not once again. I keep on for a little bit longer. Maybe not the three years maybe longer than a one year extension. Say Ainsley Maitland Niles. Who is the Austin right back? Well kind of right sided play out. I don't suppose he would consider himself to be a defender currently playing that he wants to leave. Because apparently is format with a nickel. I write him. He looks like a good bills for midfielder. Winger type style I is. It is definitely a player in their critique. He's someone that's going back to. Also teams are after understanding what? His intentions are after the season. He's currently on loan. It's by Munich. His Parent Club is bacelona. But he's not getting a game there Chelsea united and Leicester how are interested. Yeah incredible by Lester. They were able to pull that off. Goodness me they're also in the ruling for Adam Lallana from little pill. He's never really stuck himself until he's thirty two years old and he was a regular in the England squad for a good long while again. I just there's nine of goals in. I think that's been his big Dan fall. There are so many glaring opportunities that he's squad and from goal that said he's not he's never really trained on to be really dependable attacking. Maybe Brennan Rudge's could get hold of him and send him into the play. The death in that people L. Clubs also interested in Him Crystal Palace efforts in West Palm on national interesting to see way ends. We've mentioned Romeo. Who plays that's you've been sissies of French midfielder again interested in him as well as Edison the moment Gwen doozy in the middle of the arsenal midfield. Who I always feel. He's always let down by the people around him may ends trying to do too much gets position because he feels he has to be the one that energy and attacking and then leave himself hoping for some of the other more defensive being today so I think maybe some more reliable next to him in central midfield and I think that he would definitely benefit from us. Those are funny. Little Story from the EMORY Chan Interview. Where he said that he would never consider a move to Manchester United because he quoted is hot would not limit an after playing for Liverpool for such a long time. So I'm sure he all the Manchester United fans were delighted to hear that the yeah. I don't think anybody brought it up. I think that might be interesting. Point of all of that none. Nobody from Manchester United said anything so anyway that iphone not quite quite easy will call it a date on the trumpster window. When combined is the final part the show on his always. We're GONNA do. I WanNa do the section of the show that I'm calling around the world in eighty soccer moments which is look at some of the significant happenings in the sport that we love you're listening to the GSM soccer podcast brought to you by the GMC. Podcast network are you looking for the very best? Nfl and College Football podcast then checkout GSM. See Football podcast. Get the latest football news. 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They dubbed the Battle of Santiago and were also cap the day that Iceland England in the last sixteen of the Euro's in twenty sixteen. Yes if I feel really depressed at the end of this podcast. You'll know the reason why anyway. We'll just a highway. And this is an astonishing event. Chilly played Italy in Nineteen sixty and This was a group stage clash on before the game. I remember I. I wasn't alive the time it went. So but gunned down in sort of legend the the way this Games highlights were introduced on the BBC A couple of days after the game had happened because it was Played in Chile the actual footage Like go on a plane. It would get played about a day later so these highlights at kind of gone down in infamy mealy. He dated Coleman was the the host common sites at the March itself and he described it as a the most stupid appalling disgusting disgraceful exhibition of Football. Possibly in the history of the game he goes on to say how this kind of thing should be totally squashed the if the will needs to kind of kick home than it needs to. Soto teams that play in this fashion and goodness me. It was ridiculous so the build up to this game. Was that the Italian journalists that were out that had not a good word to say about Santiago and they described it in all sorts of derogatory terms when the Chileans heard about this they had some choice words to say about Italians and sell those this bill of kind of attention in the lead up to this game chilly it actually suffered a really a rentis earthquake just before hosting this tournaments like one of if not the biggest ever recorded and so they were kind of recovering from and then having to host an international sports events. Drums of the game was all about trading insults with each other. All the first foul happened in the first twelve seconds after kick-off the stunned had been set from there on. I'm with five minutes gone. There's all sorts of kicking out an hunches. Throw like literally light the balls. No one NEHA. These plays on. This sort of stuff is happening. I'm then you know there's more of all of this other stuff. And then Sereni. The Italian defender is sense off for. I just absolute Chilean play. She's only after eight minutes. We'll he refuses to leave the scene so the police have to come on this. Like twenty people around him as he leaves. This field then is another incidence. A little bit lighter on where Sanchez has the ball on the left. Wing has his back soon. It's Italian defender. And this this if Mario David Joe. Axiom just blight absolutely off kind of challenge and this Sanchez. Fella get so. I'm clocks with an own believable. Left Hook Fellas. I've called foot onto unbelievably. The referee does not send the Sanchez a maybe I. That kind of just escalates. Everything after forty one minutes. Mario David gets his revenge on Sanchez. And I am not joking when I say it is a neck high challenge. The ball comes over He tackles in Neck neck-high he gets central Italy. Thanks to ten minutes at nine. Nine chilly. Take the lead in the second half had the then some more tackling in the center of the field like tackling and then there's like a wrestling milestones. Chilly score. Again Italy get beat soon within this further intervention by the police this three more occasions where the police have to be brought onto the field and cash who is the referee. He calls a halt. The game. Early just blows up because it was just getting awfully awfully ridicules that referee went on to invent yellow and red cards on the back of the his experience in that game. So can you imagine not having any kind of recourse? You could either say start doing that. Louds or send the person off and that was the only way that he could punish in credible stuff. If you've got a chance to watch the David Coleman highlights. He is absolutely beside himself with anger. That the the game of football has been in such disrepute during this game. It is quite astonishing right. Something a little bit more upbeat but selling not for me at all. Think really and this is the time that Iceland beat England and the Inyo Twenty sixteen England where Justin average average team really but we had good players. Wayne Rooney for warm who was top goalscorer. Iceland woah participating in their first major championships. He a joint qualified brilliantly. That's get to this point. And they don't enough in the group stages it's warrants a place it in the Ranch Sixteen. There's only eight teams that were that didn't progress from the twenty four that were in the original tournament so the round of Sixteen. I visit England versus Iceland England Dinara in Nagara marches. They are drawn to and worn one against Wales an very last minute to win to not game but England went into this thinking that they should absolutely row Iceland over and we scored early on as a goal. Rooney from a way out. Scores scores a goal and nerves was settled and I was feeling a lot better by because I was very nervous grains this game. I'm a big England Tom. If we can lose a game of we can manufacture away of losing a game than that. We tend to do that. Special big tournaments anyway almost immediately Iceland. Get a a throw in. I guess loved into the into the box. A huge topic of as on the ball benches around they were in the second ball. Joe Is very disappointingly. Eaten on his left on side to equalize pretty much. The same thing happens about five ten minutes later another ball into the box a ricochets around exactly the same Honda. Joe Hart misses it again and we are to do on Day England to convey. I'm trying to be as neutral as possible on all of this The second half ranks about the worst either seen in England team play. I remember watching it in a bar. There was nobody really. Everyone is given a funding on the thing and I was on my knees at the end in absolutely spirit high budding were they just could not take a pass. They couldn't trouble ball. Rooney was just the shutter of his self. It was just that the pressure got everybody in that scene. Iceland were organized. Did what they set out to do and did it miles better than did undeserved thoroughly that win. And so they went through to the quarterfinals which was on on that even a small nation Mike Iceland and from the obviously got thunderclap. And it was a euphoria. That's a swept everybody along. They will everyone's favorite second team on the strength stop. England got rid of them manager installed. Actually they install some dice. I but Yeah he one game after some sort of Allegations were made against him. He resigned. We had got six gate on gold. I made an actual team of some really good individuals England Getting Beats Iceland smallest nation of it's appear in a major major tunes losing seawall. I think we'll call it a day there. Thank you for making it. This far really really appreciate it. I also really appreciate if you get the opportunity to rate review. The podcast from wherever you get you was from also gives a follow on the social media we at GS NC underscores soccer on instagram twitter. And that's where you should let me know any comments that you have anything. You've enjoyed all comments on during the last hour also. We'll do this again on Thursday when I will review the week's games in Bundesliga the week games Yeah we'll have all the usual stuff as well until then thank you again on stage. You've been listening to the golden state media concepts soccer. Podcast part of the Golden state media concepts podcast network. You can find this show and others like it at. 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European Giants Need Wins
"Hello welcome into the show. I majored Haley in the company of Steve Nicol and check. Hey Sloppy in the studio is such a massive weekend gentlemen. We have an extensive guest list as well Siglo Gabon cody in Dhaka to read my paper to get a more get older. Ah We're coming out of an international break going into a Champions League week looks everyone wants to play on Sunday. Look at all the teams in action in Europe on Saturday anti mentioned interest you know squeezed in there as well somehow but but Paul Spurs Man City by Munich the three biggies in Spain all the big ones in Italy. NPS Danpilla she all in action on Saturday with a Champions League looming around the corner was in spades. Shall we a refresher of where we stand Athletico Madrid jet still top of the Table Bilbao playing just a point behind them. Its eighth against ten though that will start with if you could believe leave that the new Camp Barcelona and Valencia. Let's welcome sit low into the show just a quiet week for these two teams bus. Ah Valencia nothing to see here. It's amazing. I mean January as you said the experience national week everything has been quite and then and then suddenly in the middle of the week everything that we were kind of waiting for happened had a big interview we've Leo Messi in which he said a lot actually about ball slimness summer about that pursuit of Neymar about various issues as well and then of course we had the news from Valencia which didn't come as a surprise as the timing may be was a slight surprise and they've now sacked their manager Marcellino that really day come out of the blue didn't they say in terms of the Lionel Messi stories you touched upon it was sport the the paper in Barcelona that ran where they the follow up today global impact was the headline. We had plenty to say on the show yesterday about it wanted to know what's your biggest takeaways from the story and he's a big deal to sit. Everyone seemed to think it was here in the studio. Yeah absolutely it's a big tale a big deal partly because of the context of this and the fact that message gives an interview at all is news because messy is relevant. We're almost no interviews in fact in read it to be free but almost none although it is true that since he's being captain he's taken a much more proactive media role and so I think what that that means is that you have to look at things that messy says and say what it's true that all of those come in response to questions while it's true that some of those questions are leading messy S. He doesn't talk and doesn't say things in lessee has things to say unless he wants to make a point while I think there are one or two of the things that you said about the instability stability in the in the sporting director role about the possibility of Collins Pool yell taking that role on about the welcoming of grease a name on one or two of those also you might. I think well actually reading. The context of the question is not quite as strong as it looked but read in the context messy doesn't normally answer any questions at all. I think this is very significant. Indeed uh-huh sit back to the game at the new cap no Lionel Messi still for Barcelona at identical record with Valencia one one one. They didn't lose them. Did they three times last oh I see what what are you expecting this time well. It's difficult to know what to expect. Because of course everything has been totally overtaken by by the institutional issues during the week by the sacking talking of Mussina and remember we were talking. I think it was last week about the champions. The groups and we were saying that on the face of it in in in Chelsea's okay you've got Valencia team. Who who you stabilize last who won the Cutler Jay go back inside Champions League playing really well and we said yes but there is a storm bring underneath the below the surface this is going to blow up at some sites where we didn't think was that it would blow up the very next week and so while in theory at least Valencia? I've had a very clear very stable identity in footballing terms at least for the last eighteen months. It's maybe even two years now. We just don't know how they're going to respond to this now. The new manager album fellas has said law not going to change loads of things a huge amount of respect for the work of the previous manager did in upwards there was nothing wrong with it and there was no footballing reason to sack these guy. This was biased about on the relationship on the power battle on the breakdown. Take down of the flow of communication between between the club an coach and so in theory at least they carry on doing the same thing but the players are furious. Yes and it can't be exactly the same of different man. So what are we going to get from blindster. We just are no meanwhile say the early game in the early start Bernabeu Tobago isn't it Real Madrid and La Venta little bit different Madrid Luca moderate Gareth Bale is suspended. Oh Eden Hazard is in line for his first a start. This is kind of the Real Madrid were expecting. Isn't it. Yeah I mean look the start for has always really important and we've we've talked a little bit about this. I think when when I came in and of course he came in and the announcement would be changes and it was a lot of talk of Shifting Plaza Alpo bringing in now. We've we've discussed before that some of the people will I won't it. They couldn't get some of the people tried to get rid of. They couldn't get rid of but really and truly in terms of changing the shape of same and I think as well changing emotionally the feel of the team the signing that really mattered was at hazard now Madrid did signing so early the by the end of the window it kind of felt like they'd been active. Actually they'd done the things you're supposed to do which is get you signings of course they want it offers and has will change things because I think has will give them that. Creativity the speed the willingness to run at people and as I say just that sense that this is different and because bear in mind that the first game of the burn about this year every single one of the outfield players have been there four years ago and so this at least is something the freshman things up or at least that's the theory yeah meanwhile Athleti interesting test for them against Saucy Diego Simeone Tony came out and said listen. We're not lacking anything this year we can compete on all fronts and that's a little bit different from what we've heard in previous years from semi always trying to downplay the chances absolutely I mean you you look back at the League the League that they won and he's been all the way through that season saying we can't win the league not we shouldn't not win favorites. We can't win the league. I don't think he was saying the Nazi he was starting to think yeah we can and the admitted postseason Athletic Bilbao when they won they feel actually this is possible. I think the mindset this year is is different and I wonder if actually impact what Simione is trying to do. This shift in message is Satan people okay. There's no excuse there's no hiding place now. Obviously obviously we're not obliged to in the league but we have to go these believe and we can and to give you an example of a colleague of mine a few years ago interviewed and Athletico Madrid player and after the interview that was there was discussion and she said to him. What do you think is wrong with this because it was during a period of which outlets country where we're not doing particularly well and this colleague said to him well? I actually think pot your problem is is it known obliges you to do anything. No one says to yeah you should be winning the league. You should be going out there and winning. No it's okay you'll the downtrodden team your the underdogs just just work hard and everyone satisfied with that and the player she said I think you're right. Nothing ever happens when we play badly and in a way from does but in terms of the the entourage the fans and the media and so on and then the white maybe what he's trying to say you know what I want the pressure on the place I want them to go on the pitch and know that there is an excuse. There isn't a reason to not win that that said I agree with you from the very start. I think this is a very difficult game for them. Yeah it is which one of these three Games gents most looking forward you only watch. One of them sounds Valencia yeah this. This has to be a tunnel point. I mean the what five points behind this lady already if they don't win this game this would be huge. You just violated the League's consume and the play against a team that should be counted for the you just lost your manager usually when that happens everybody launcher you. You don't want to be playing Barcelona when you know so Boscell and a half they win this comfortably. I'm looking forward to Real Madrid Levante. I listen to the story lines there on this game that I don't think anybody expected or anticipated. Eden Zodda enjoyed painting in his first game. Okay you can't cater for that but bill being as good as he has been given the on the speculation around him and rather ridiculously sedan under under some Prussian question mouse continued to hang around him from from both sides of that same coin. I'm ongoing into a week Champions League against against Po. I think it's simply huge well. You won't be able to watch Gareth fail this weekend candy suspended against Nevada you can fill in the gaps though by reading six column on ESPN FC don't calm all about pales mental stage. It's interesting reach. Check it out just a little refresher course for you as to where we stand Dan heading back into primarily week five Manchester United trailing listing city. It's eight against third at all traffic as we welcome in into the show to give us his thoughts on the looming weekend ahead. I tell you what he and there's a lengthy line outside the old trafford treatment robe at at the moment the list of expanding for Majesty no Paul Paul but no Anthony Marshall Jesse Lean God also at Loach Luke Shaw not available available amongst others against the city so when we look at potential impossible mentio- ninety starting eleven greenwood sma culminate matic young the back. It doesn't exactly make any opponents run for the hills doesn't particularly really underwhelming don't you think are they in trouble. They're in a little bit of trouble all day. They've got this injury list at the moment they haven't won. Since the opening day of the season and then there was a time of course when teams would go to Old Trafford and they were lucky to get a corner. They'd have a party if they got so much as a point there but not anymore they've already lost to Crystal Palace. CCC This season and I think you'd have to fancy Leicester City who are a good team. They haven't lost so far. They've won their last two Jamie Verdes on fire Lia- so this is another tough one for Manchester United the way things stand and I don't think they got it right in the summer again. They needed to do more in the transfer market in particular I think they had to beef up the midfield and I think there was a player really who was around and they could have got. I think Bruno Fernandez the excellent Portuguese international player who schools goals adds dynamism to the midfield but that deal wasn't done. I know he was on the shopping list. He was on a few people shopping list. They didn't get him and they don't really really have someone who can pick the locks and they don't really have an out and out goalscorer. They've got one big success story there at the moment. That's Dan James Who's arrived with a flurry of goals was in great speed stevie again two points out of that last night and this is the lineup Scott this whenever you should go to united you talk about dynamic comic they were coming from every which way way through the middle over the top they'd run you over one to death. They'd Pasha he dead heated the absolute skid Steph Old Trafford and you look at that Sade. I mean going forward. Really you rush off the talk. Is he going to have to do on his own. James's Rookie Greenwood's rookie mitre can get around the field and you've got the dynamic jewel naught and the middle of the park of March and mic told me I was going to break down the oddsmakers however shank Shenk do not share our pessimism about United they still very much odds-on to win thirty seven to two unless the city would initially free to one on the Georgia they they have it right the automakers. I don't think so I think this is more reflective of much united fans. Being having a sit in a multi conference are on their team which only funds could explain on. Let's look at it this lester who started this he's slowly responded have won their last two in the league and most impressively evolved are in my mytalk ten of which you know well that takes takes some a lot of engineering so that's all you need to know about less city but AH to teach point. Let's give this off to the given where the given what they did a few seasons ago and maybe thinking maybe not do the same it can can emulate that go into Old Trafford see that as a possible line up you are not afraid of anything that united have to have to offer need. He did no such worries for the leaders Manchester City and Liverpool fuel with us little earlier in the week you might have seen Craig and Steve The you know need the fashion that they can. This is about the title ought to be affected by LaPorte injury for Manchester City Shit. He hasn't done too much damage just yet so the ten to twenty nine on a little more than two into one pet quandialla in saying today that LaPorte could be out for up to five to six months considerably longer than perhaps I thought to each it's to have an impact. Doesn't it yeah I think they look a man light now. In central defence I mean if they've known what was going to happen to the poor I think they've gone on somebody else in the summer but he's out now until January February companies go on of course to do the plan amounted just job at and electric is still with having him around so stones' fit it I understand for tomorrow's game at Norwich so it'll be probably him and author Mendy in central defence and they bet the pray the neither of those to get injured because what happens if they do they might have to move car walker into central defence. I might even have to play in Schenker in Central Defensive Move Fan and dino back there. That's probably more likely but there's not much room for error. That's the problem for Manchester City. They'll be okay at Norwich tomorrow but there's not many rooms for slip-ups because last season Liverpool only he lost one game so he does. I think thicken the plot a bit said he deserved to be favored as they are given given the Lepore Injury Situation Shire go the other way I in preseason. I thought city will favorites to win a right now but given the polls injury I make a Liverpool I adjust feeling as good as city on especially going forward and maybe you don't have to rely on your defenders all that much when you have the ability to school five and six city t- seemed to do every time they step on the that that catches up to you that unseated had the back I think takes a tool and everybody else on the field. The only thing for me that that maybe dense Liverpool chances in that regard is that this Alisyn injury is more serious than it seems but given what we're hearing from you can club over the last day go to and that he should be back in another month. I I'm changing allegiances here or Liverpool. Get the Premier League we can going against Newcastle the game no oh youtube very fond of for historical reasons but talking of Livable and History Steve Thirty years ago today mcmahan Rush Gillespie Big Xlii allardyce bonds heison and then nickel again. Oh Meiring nil what remains the largest ever talk by wing remains the only game where one club had eight different goal stores. You know the thing as it should have been more it could have been a fourteen or fifteen keeping our go beat nineteen. He meets the foreign credit bulbs golf the lion the bodies in the way I mean we don't we get the street eight different goalscorers and the only person who is very old stevie nickel and he got the first and the lot to box at the last. I I remember it well he and I don't I don't know if you do September nine hundred eighty nine nine nothing yeah just about. I mean those golden days when Liverpool seem to win the title every year. I mean who thought that all those years aren't they still won the title again I mean I think you said that to anybody back then they'd have taken you away many white coats to come along for US aways go. Maybe this is the year again for the was the star of the lashed season. They want it very suppling by the way with no keep it. I remember one now. The goalkeeping coach Bud Dot Com in Chicago style Internet. Wherever this is this is this is how the League we shapes up Livable Newcastle getting you get to old started men's city nor she to the lady game on Saturday and then hostile the only one of the big boys in action on Sunday? Johnny got a twig offset when he was three and from that day on when he was hooked all he wanted to do was Gulf Gulf Gulf he'd be on links before school after schools all he ever wanted was to go pro and then one day when he was holding his grandson and thinking about his twelve handicap. Johnny realized it just might not happen for him but you know what did happen for him. He switched to Geigo saved a bunch of money on car insurance so that was good and so was hanging out with his grandson. Now the Bundesliga standings heading against the weekend rb Leipzig talked with the pile by Munich in third place Wolfsburg where an action on that Friday so jumped above in that department but it is I guess third I'll be taken by Munich their first meeting of the season the late game on Saturday in Germany Gab Marconi with this guy but if you will do me a favor I'd like to recalibrate the Gab to measure your excitement levels so on that basis just how fired up for this one look I mean I I'm I'm very excited for this because while Leipzig as a club and as an entity aren't particularly likable for for many reasons the football they play is pretty remarkable. They're tremendous storylines. It seems like Julia Inaugu one having been passed over by Byron Munich depending what version you believe us either passed over but by Munich or he didn't want to go to Munich and you know he's he's. He's got like taking over really really nicely getting the best out of out of Christopher Kuku. Obviously a mill force Berg is is I think back at the level he was a few years ago but pre injury and Rita row and they'd love nothing more than to smack Biron around and push it out to to a five point gap and a lot of people were saying well. Maybe this is bullshit Dortmund's year maybe in the run-up to to the season kind of overlooking Leipzig a little bit but what we've seen so far they have the tools in place to create real problems for buying that said Biron still evolving. We Shock Chino really contribute last time around. I still have questions about where he's GonNa fit how that Could Union Miller dichotomy is going to work itself out. Are we going to both of them. On the pitch at some point and obviously Kovic screws are turning on him the way they have done really for the last six months is by the w one last year so tons of storylines tons at stake. I think it's possibly the game of the weekend interesting like looking for a little revenge as well from from that German Cup final defeat the make as though have buying as distinct favorites to win they all zone go to Leipzig and get the victory tree this is what this weekend looks like a full slate across ESPN plus and that game on ESPN news it all starts thoughts but the early game. It's GonNa Rival this one Fiorentina and you venture some great encounters over the is that gap all. It's not that well perhaps in the vintage camp. Let's talk about the mood there because emory Chan lift out of the champions. These quoted played no men's either. He's not even going to revoke golf tomorrow. So how would you assess the mood jared. Look I think the worst so some some alarm bells a little a bit when you're three hundred up at home and your opponent gets back into it do the business with Sean and manage obviously a lot of it is is down to the fact that they weren't included in the in the Champions League squad that was just poor planning poor execution from you vendors who found themselves with too many. I don't think it's necessarily going to be an issue. Who is this season whereas on it's not like these guys can't play magic has been linked with moves elsewhere? I don't think anything's GONNA happen until the New Year anyway but you know these guys they'll still play. They'll play in Syria and and as long as a team is willing the big question mark is Ken Modern Society Kenny execute his rotation the way he wants it the way he needs to to keep everybody happy because of course as as Chelsea Napoli fans know all too well. This is not a guy I who rotates very much at all ever Well Different Soda Question Facing Napoli Ahead of the game. Is that SAM will they be able to get changed this was the footage was Shoji yesterday from the dressing room with a lot of work still to be done remember they had played the Games on the road to allow the dressing room to give all of a sudden look at this twenty four hours later magic finished gleaming in the same place that remarkable overnight transformation tell you those woodman in Naples something I'll tell you what God is is everything sweetness and light now in Naples I mean surely as far as the dressing room is concerned Yeah the stadium to what they were doing is they were refurbishing parts of the stadium which stadium of course owned by the city and it's something that they wanted to do for a while it'll be it is usually what happens in this game in seeing I think is is unlikely to start as well so I'm going to have to come up with with solutions there. ah the question is what happened Interin. Is that cost how fuller glass-half-empty for me it's glass half full. It showed that once they start playing that they can compete the question is his French. Is You know you gotTa make sure that you start playing from the first minute but on paper is going to be the toughest fixture that Napoli face all season long and say meanwhile gap so far so good inter two wins out of two they play Oud NASC- at Rome lukasz makers two goals in two games and racially abused having a little Dig Majesty ninety as well. What have you made the stunt Mkaku? I mean it's pretty remarkable arguable because he was obviously built up. I thought almost excessively so as if he was like some combination of Michael of Boston Ian Rush and wail rolled into one but his attitude fantastic the way he's he's really formed the bond with his supporters with his teammates. He said all the right things. He's pretty bright guy obviously the horrendous episode that he went through in Naples. You know he took it. He he took it in stride and he took it while speaking out the next day about the importance of it and then not necessarily dwelling on it so popularity is only gone up the danger is that with it comes maybe unrealistic expectations but let's not forget leaving aside the eighteen months he had a united. This is a guy who has always scored a ton of goals in his show and fell as written an excellent article on Rome Lukashenko and his mission to prove Manchester United Wrong can read that much on our website. SPNFZ DOT com the race truly on for the MLS ploughs moves teams only have four or five games left this weekend full slate starting at Yankee Anki Stadium at twelve thirty eastern on ESPN plant Saturday the big game on ESPN Portland against DC United West and east that's three thirty eastern install time on Sunday all of this of course off the backup really disappointing international break for the US men's national team under Gregg Berhalter. They lost three nil at home to Mexico and then scrambled a late equalizer against Uruguay to draw one one that s pretty in in on this befalling this team for a while. It's hard to remember a time where the national team fan base is being down in the dumps as it is right now. What can you say about what you've seen the US recently well down in the dumps is right? I think there's a kind of apathy is sad to watch really and I think a lot of the fans of fallen out of love with the team and don't believe in them anymore since they failed to qualify for the World Cup but big picture this is still really the era after they've lost awesome key players Landon Donovan Clint Dempsey Michael Bradley and jazzy outdoor not involved as much anymore they could still figure of course Tim Howard the goalkeeper goalkeeper so there's a new coach trying to graft in a new style. I don't think that's the pennies really dropped with that as yet but you know one against Uruguay is not the end of the world. This is the team ranked fifth in the world. Okay they might not have been at full strength but in terms of maybe just building a little more row for the team name. I don't think that's a bad result but what I think I'd like to see now from Greg. BIHOTA is for the experimentation to stop really let's build this team now around Christian Politic Tyler Adams couple of others as well Weston mckennie those kind of players and get the team settled old move forward towards the era where they have to qualify for another World Cup that's when it really starts to matter you mentioned if there is something to cling onto a us his fans at the moment it is Christian Pulisic the great white hope but the man they hope to build their future around. What have you made of his first month? at Stanford Bridge is a Chelsea player was a difficult time for the club isn't it because I keep on leaking goes over. That isn't ballistics vote. I think the good news the Eh really is that Sean in that supercup game against Liverpool. He really looked electric in that game. I think he opened a few peoples is among the Chelsea fans who might have been doubting well who is he was again ah do he did well in that game and I think he's been bright enough. He didn't start the first permanently game since then he started every every game. He hasn't scored yet the Chelsea but I think he he's done okay so far more than okay yeah. Absolutely one sister doesn't tell the whole story. I'm sure aw guys at Christian political being the Chelsea team as they travel to Mulinuu for what will be an old could encounter against a team that hasn't won yet but they haven't lost yet either Wolves Chelsea Twenty nine hundred twenty to win wolves nineteen to ten correct. They've lost once but they joined three times a possible double check and see eleven looking like this. we think Christianson rude to get we think might be back. Alonzo made late at the back is this the solar game name can go in tomorrow new and win the this is giving what we show from wolves season Guatemala new and winning especially when you haven't audience used as Chelsea do right no was no easy task but that we've seen so far this season is not that we sean fan in love with lassie's. I I think stuttering. I think they've come good but knows as good a time to to get wolves think Chelsea needed result as much as anybody and I I think the Golden State do you concur. I think this is GonNa draw written all over. I find lettuce. I I find it hard to go what I'm going to get from Chelsea from week to week go through periods in games where they look great and then disappear so I'm not sure what you're going to get sued desperate to gail when and the fight the whole this is a huge game for them Chelsea come its own draw over. Does it end draw. Oh really hard to predict I think I might be high. Scoring jewelry could be a two two or three three. I think I think Chelsea has been very entertaining because the look as if they're going to be goals at either end every time they play wolves it is a weekend where they haven't had to go and plow Thursday night in Europe so maybe they'll be a bit fresher. Them might happen great stuff Mr thanks as always for your contribution will not suit enjoy your premier league weekend we'll be reviewing the game the ends working king on Manchester City North City amongst all the Saturday games on ESPN NFC edible every day. Now the youtube channels always the place you can land on to Seattle extra time you can always furnish us with questions to answers well. It is Friday and that means the best of the Week Music Shock Serhiy when we played front from played in this game Karaka can smell you from perfect with undue Kossovo keep look will you bring up windfall Scotland out by that trump T- who's in pre I don't WanNA speak to you anymore. It's like in your favorite host match meal to eat I is beer of the meal. Yes I go to this whole rumour state class defend those case Hansen pills down this. We ought to get worried. WHO's impressed attending? He's not I'm GonNa give you the truth you land from Spain beating the federal way you lose you go home. We'll reconvene with uh-huh it straight flirtation. Hey Marie paramount bomb lane is when you tell tell people to do something they become more determined to free pay for. Whatever life would you told Eddie Robson about pool Marin breaking curfew no because that's snitching pitchers get stitches that pick up this three point show it just don't do a show but you asking me? That's going to talk about dropping. It's just hot somebody who told me. Can you say hi to done otherwise you don't talk to you right. I think in some sense vehicle the favorite ice cream flavor Stephen Yours is vanilla traditional flavors. I go talk chocolates. The Summer Lemon survey data the thing is still not enough to keep going around Craig good idea to wear van's with suits sneaker flat seventy saints themes each thinking about mistake come on her. All yes chuck color coordinated Kema Bossi's slow the saying go back twenty seconds. I'm why don't why don't you get an on this done so everybody was here and say the things you see before the camera roll an international Brian. I don't think I've ever heard as much shouting on the show international dark as it just did Breathalyzer I rob what he was doing. Ayar and away we go with another extra-time. Thanks once again for your questions which always provoke a wide range of reactions here it from from Earth to astonishment. What's the mood what's the three wise men on ours is well? That's what I was gonNA. Say whoa reaction with its own. You know smiles and there's so many questions that you promote that clearly really you know talking a baby you do sheesh at. She provides our first subject for some today. How do you actually actually I would you enjoy your weekends? Have you during the weekend watching so she she's asking how we enjoy our weekend yes but the judge said until courage him but he goes on to say watching soccer all the time question. What do you watch all games being a pundit yeah yeah I mean I mean obviously you to be to be honest? You try and watch as much as you possibly can. There's there's also a balanced obviously the office I speak for myself and it kind of depends on on on how many games you need to get in and what time they fall but I would rather see the game in this stadium and then on the TV so it says weekends when you go to two more in the ground makes it harder towards more more more hiring but yeah ain't charm watches as much as you possibly can but we'll see it's like in my case. You'll you'll looking a Spanish vanish I vision and every week you'll taking a kind of a gamble or every week. You'll taking a bet on which game is going to be the one. That's exciting which gave us one. That's going to produce a story which obviously some weekends it's easy easy and it's so funny enough for me. PLASCO weekend is always a little bit easier than some of the ones why well because you know. The story is coming out with Michio the Madrid Barcelona game regardless of what happens in the allegations even if the other games absolutely amazing just quickly say what's your record for games attended in one weekend in Spain in a single weekend probably six Spanish weekend rods bear on this past weekend runs Friday fruits and Monday right so you challenge them in a still go with it so gab. How'd you manage a we came with being at games and watching as many as you can walk Woah because my is basically across Europe part surely across the Big Five Leagues I can't get to that many games aims? I'll watch arsenal or Chelsea whichever one is at home and otherwise I'll be stuck there in front of my televisions trying trying to keep an eye on everything else and again as I said the schedule is more doable in Spain where they decided hey. Let's never have games on at the same time I mean over the weekend. You can go and watch the Games here in England. It's it's tougher because they insist on having usually six of them three o'clock on a Saturday. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but tradition matters but but yeah it's all different challenges but do you do WanNa Watch. It's much as you can. I think it is important to to go to the ground at least once a week once a weekend nudie games I got to when my kids are plan. I think I've got to six and a weekend. That's also points outs. Davos are points out the thing which is when you've got two games going on at the same Simon you're trying to watch more than one screen at home and it's even more than two occasionally Miami three games going on. You've got one Saturday that you've got the ipad somewhere or else in China. which will these games and I found out I think God is much better this than me because we've we've talked about this before I'll fair? I've found that when you try it free games at once what what happens is you end up actually not promising any of them and it's really frustrating because you're watching the screen when the goal goes in and the other one and so I've tried Sosa combinations where are the screen with the vision walks by the volume from the other game. then of course is completely Wakai. It is a far on cry from the big match in in in the mid nineteen eighties with warden Gabe Stevie I know I know you know what I'm talking about at flashy Shaka says is it better for a key to get good as you die for bowl. Nosy count stop all to just stand them why I back when I didn't think I was going to get there I keep a coach Terry. Ganal brilliant goalkeeper okay coach at Newcastle and has phrase was always get on the freemen has being that if there's going in at least back on the weekend and obviously I think you've made seve's but you just don't think again. You don't think you'd get in there and somehow you know it hits. You might take a deflection of somebody's sitting on you just happen to be right there. You GotTa Die Dies thinking you're going to be on the people you're going to be about sage college. Football is back says Mr Gutman via twitter tough hopeless back Var disgracing always watched the championship but nothing else clearly anti-vat what and then he goes on to say what are the most underrated films that you guys love. I'm not sure about that quite gone. That question is going going back. I'll say for both football is back but I'm not watching bill watch because I want to watch them under eight and Phil Sir. Can you help this guy out. I'm I'm a little bit lots of Segue from films. Lets you think might be the exciting exciting adventures evolve would be under. I'm I'm quite enjoying the vowel because we've talked about lots of times before Oh wow this happened is fine last year so honestly you're hearing exactly the same arguments again people disliking exactly the same things that we just lost you anyway and sums of an underrated film. It's difficult because how do you under you. People have gone not like when you like it regenerate a film that not many people have heard of them may be really really liked butterfly's the flies tongue language and Mariposa in Spanish is about very small lithium town at the outbreak of the Spanish civil war. That sounds like a blockbuster this that sounds really good yeah okay well what was chomping at the bit with all said you would love as cold reassume Assu yes that that is a classic walk late eighties early Nineties Yeah Leesville. It'd be never even releases. USA and your show is about to Babysit for a guy the potter that is absolutely fine gap. I know you you've got something I saw in the if they'll I'll give you two of my favorite films who have plenty of famous people in them but I think get better with age inch metropolitan whit stillman's I ever films and featuring the wonderful rick fans longer who's one of the greatest ever and the other one John recon wonderful rick. I I watch it. You'd see Ya is true. Romance Star on Hollywood Boulevard underrated fill on the right and nobody's traumatic has done a real person Eric during the film true Romance Skopje Second. That's a that's a really underrated for a lot of people would put other Tarantino films ahead of them but what's remarkable. True Romance is just the freedom him he afforded four or five six tremendous actors from Gary Oldman to Christopher Walken to go and just kind of do whatever they wanted with their characters and plus the scene with the was sort of the Christopher Walken and the watch is homeless is good at the Dennis Hopper one yeah yeah. Have you ever seen reassume both yes they have what did you think was it underage did you. Did you love this TV because always funny. I read assumed Bob to actually popped up in a film class. I took it took a university and this this was in the US and a bunch of people in the class couldn't understand the accents. I'm struggling with it at night and asked if they could put subtitles. Does this you laugh was big question. Yes it was it was the worst brought to my face yes do we just see a smoothly Moodley by taking a film class because I think it may have come up before and obviously the biggest of don't understand not to intern at NASA he's coming out in this guy Chaka electives. Did you Chink in college. Well what kind of like what will quantum molecular microbiology not just random film class so just the case came up an extra time so what you're saying what you're saying Shekar then is that you where did rookie science because you thought it would come up one day on Xtra. I didn't do this because you were fascinated knighted by the by the by the eternal the never ending expanse of space by planets and stars did it because you thought one today on extra time someone's going to alter me about rookie size is von. ruckus is going to get muddled into one question yeah ah anywhere from from an interplanetary expiration to Aaron pitches question which is about foot Gulf. This thing is that a number of the boys used to play football also have an affinity that Gulf. Have you ever played for Gulf but yeah it was a hoop turn this we. We're just talking about that episode of Gulf. This was a kick or something yeah. That's eleven. I'm not was the COP was per meal. Oh yeah look they look fit a window busy dream. I was carrying a little extra timber in those days but didn't help ever played Stevie Kamal combination of two you blue because smashing over eighteen you would be absolutely and I tell you it's great the bunker though you don't have to worry. It's just like comes was good. Finally we all know what food stevie age but is there any food only know what foods TV will what he won't eat coating John F. Anyway. Is there any any food or Gab won't touch with a barge pole John no nothing that you will need something I'm I'll try to corral enough hall tried Penguin Chocolate Baugh obsolete witness yeah one of the best thing I might produce whispering penguin in my ear and I'm not sure that's what he meant but we'll pay the phone say JR food that joke isn't it yeah but the penguin is what I'm polar bears eat penguins penguins also because they get wrap yourself how come on votaw the things I I do think that kidneys and liver or particular yeah. I'm with you on that one back with liver high level I would deliver. I love live. I used to be full state liver breakage time there was a love and all it's terrible gap anything on your say each list now other than Laiji which object to you said you liver for breakfast. Yes they can yes. They can look I yeah I was a kid people in the UK Bacon and live to my mom user breakfast breakfast. My mom used to cook liver bread. It's usually that's always gonna growing up and then couldn't get anywhere when I was going to call it and then got to England have liver again. I'm sober are so happy how I never lived with Shula really chilling excessively Julie just ignore and eat the bacon
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"Uh-huh. Hello. And welcome to another episode of the Syria awesome podcast with me mirrors Yuki. And as ever I'm joined by Paolo Bandini and guppy in Monaco T. We've just had redefining vision. Hence why it's weedy hard for me to start with St. phase before we get into football. I wanna pick up on the fact that that I've come here today and everyone out to this. I was here. I yeah. Gobs come dressed as me. Gava's gab is literally like good on the same. Clothes. I'm wearing and more sort of poop callers. I feel really like left out doing you. Get yourself redress like me. Get giant gold belt, buckles and stuff. Miami. Let's and we've mean on now forty which is the hot game that's coming up on today, and we have discussed on because obviously they center forward devoid. And I know that he's favorite player ever or. I'm gonna break the fourth wall v wall. And reveal this podcast obviously tape as we are taping. This is right now Pune TEK is not a meal on player yet. He's undergoing medicals and because of the magical domino effect of football. I mean Gonzalo Egwu being is not a Chelsea player yet. He still meet up, but it's still immune pistol. You've I don't know whatever he is. He's he exists in several states at once of are more out there for those who care is still at Chelsea's Domino's having fallen, but we're going to treat this as if we're gonna talk John tech right is if he's there if something's gone wrong in the meantime, and none of this happened just like skip the next fifteen minutes. So my first Shaun Tait saw, and it was having this conversation this morning with somebody who does scouting. Now takes football is. He says when somebody goes from being worse four million to being worth thirty five million, which is the transfer fee and meaning getting praised because they're like oh looks able to. But it's usually wanted fifty million and they lowered it to forty million. And then because they're paying all one go rather than like in installments over ten years knows if they were buying refrigerator, then it's only thirty five million who cleverly Nardo. I'm the person point somebody goes from four million to thirty five million in the space of four months. The system is broken something has gone wrong because he simply made the point that there's enough in context body of work before coming to Italy for people to assess whether he was good or not good and how good he was and put a value on. How he progress in kind of decide how much you should be paid. So we can take your praised Jane off for getting a guy who clearly worth more than four million or we can kind of lamb bass the rest of a tie of European football for completely overlooking. This kind what is done over paying. Well. Yeah, I totally agree with with how you you've argued that like, I completely I prince point more than my point credit for I think, it's I think it is a bit bone Cas with six months, Donald don't even a full season on the line already paying. This was a sort of. It's just a city I think, but I I find it of a country perhaps on the ridiculousness of the whole situation on December the twenty we don't even to some of the twenty of like John was able to go to WalMart and get a stranger to take his photograph. And no one's like. With his partner known even as who is now, of course, we're like well like a month later and here he is. And it's going to be a big fuss. And all the fans standing, and look I like the guy I've been pretty full on this podcast right at the beginning when he was scoring goals and saying no, I'm I'm watching the way moves in the area. And I think he moves really intelligently. I think he's got something about him and me as an individual journalist watching football, not a club with resources to go scouting, obviously watching in Poland. So this is my first exposure to them, and I thought yeah, he's a good player. My, you know, yet ready to say, he's the guy who should be the line for me. Then I don't know. I think that sort of specifics investigation, we touched this like that him and clue thrown very similar. I don't I don't think that makes sense to me. I think there are other strikers fed they tried to get one of them. We'll talk about a major in the show for show. Luis Maria was actually going off to upgrade their attack out here in the January, and I think that made me more sensitive someone can think midfield attack. You don't. Fill the penalty box and get free actually go after I think, I'm pretty interested. He always chose chose guaranteed because he was gonna stop which makes sense. Sorry. But. If I'm Mariel heard their story to fully added up if I'm Uriel and meet on want me right anyway going. And I've got it's me. And it's thrown I'm competing against Neil, turn it. If is going to Tina where by the way, you know, I'm competing with wishy mail in it for I spot. Right. His like outscoring. No, that's fine. But like, surely I'd like my chances that meet on and I can play your opaline and whatever else as opposed a fiorentina. It seems like an I think if you abstract him from the last couple of years of his career where he's he's been a in. It hasn't worked out for him. I think it makes sense. Maybe he wants to be Florence does don't buy this because it's still feeling like nineteen may not be Madrid Barcelona, but locally there's still a force locally. They still detected in the pressure conto if you're Intini he won't lose his career. But if you fail at me, not your forever remembered for feeling ever since people is argue there was there was this whole like expose written in all the papers about how it's unlucky to be the number nine for me now because so few Cincinnatgi everyday succeed in that role. Who's superstitious? Tissues. But also, it's a case of you know, the team is just never been consistent. There's always injuries you're under a manager. You know, whether he's going to keep his job or he's going to keep his job your life is unstable. It was very much because it was supposed to be the iguana was that for the war. And that the learn was just a formality and that they were going to buy him outright. Didn't happen. Six months end, the guys out version only exists Ardoz mind like no other sane person. Thought that would be a good idea to go and spend fifty million euros online at those numbers with those wages Slade it because everyone thought that me and on the better end of the bogged him event, this is what gets me like, I wait with you. You're missing a key point into deal, which is getting that books. It was also pay peanuts. By the way. I it wasn't gonna hit Wayne money, but he was still causing. That was the reason I like deal for me is a piece of the future rather than something. Just now. We can talk more about me relates just because I don't want to complete this thing before you sort of like. I got finished like remind everybody about to leave the bed for second. But the the thing that that sort of needs to be thought about thirty five million euros a big chunk of that is just the savings of Gwen. That's the point like we've talked about how much he's getting wages hate, Wayne. Just for the second half of the season. I think they've saved off of the the the one year either paying you meant, and they paid and they've saved his twenty million euros off the bat like close to on. I'm talking in Brooklyn. Yeah. Because the pain. Less than less than a quarter of what he was. These supposed to be going for Danjuma from who I like law winger. Yeah, I believe so, but they they have they have they have limited resource to work with the may have gone for this guy. I don't necessarily agree that he's. Great. So I buy for Ari for two hundred grand. And then I ensure it for ten grand a year. And then I realize oh, no can afford it until I sell the Ferrari to Meena for fifty grand. And it'd be like, oh, look I saved myself X amount in insurance. And I mean, what is stupid? Right. Evidence. This is why directors football Hornets Fuller's just live in slightly different disconnected reality from the people who pay the Bill. That's true. But then shame on shame on any on any journalist or analyst to who. Vies? My stupid, accounting, just say we made a mistake, we cut our losses. But I I guess if I'm not supporting I'm just sort of I'm expanding what I think is interest in Ponte call. I've already said I think this move is not helped me when my bet the the, of course, it's going to help you with your bed the getting to school. Let me finish this all of this agree that in a second in the analogy, you making guy what they would argue is that the poem take fee, whatever, you know, thirty five men, unlike he fee, he's young enough that you could still have him as an asset that makes you more in future. Like he's young enough that if he's a success. On you could sell them again in another three years and make a biggest again. So it's it's different investment different. By the way, I think anything's investment because players seem to be eaten in June up and nothing happens, you know, data Gordon, we haven't seen the rest of them Eguaveon failed in which you didn't feel that now putting or event is obviously cannon 'age for. Maybe he's a failure everywhere. Andre Silva never lived up to his potential. Guys who were signed by the previous administration mystic. Thought to be the it was still the same coach get through still in was in charge of Bonnici. He came and was considered it really not much nothing special. He trained to Gwen ended up being nothing special. There is something to be said about all these towns that are being invested in me, and that never seem to live up to that potential. So is it going to be another one whereas five million on another player, you know? And and I even in the polish national team. He's preferred to the Milic of skill also really loves him as a player, and he comes with this huge repertoire, but it's a huge mountain him to climb to be that guy against this is. I don't think I'm gonna win. This is not because I think you're gonna like. I don't think the mine are you struck a team structured right now to capitalize on his talent in the best way over and over again about the problem with his team being how struggled to link-up midfield and attack this week against against Genoa. Of course, they played general this weekend. Fiance was suspended which save jaded down from having an Oakland decision to make. But whether or not to use them. But we saw general they put on Veloso deepen sentiment field and said you wanna come in through here, and they didn't have no scraping solutions in the middle. So then you reduce the guys trying to get onto who I really like is apply, but how to Jimmy miserable game did finally set up the the Gulf ability. And that's what you hope he'll do in those situations. But there's no sense with me line than here. Like working in the moment. Yeah. If you could get consistent delivery from the flanks take you'll do. Well, you'll do well. But a meal on a team that I trust to do that. Consistently. No, also again, again, how are you using him thrown equipped Rana has been good lately. He's been one of the few sort of positive lights in his team. You're gonna play the two of them as a firm to take even more ways your link midfield type. I don't I don't see it. I don't get it. And I think. On his own. This is I just. Oh, not but day spent seventy five million right between bucket dying. And and and I think how well those two guys do between. Now, the season will have a big role to say in whether Leonardo is back. You know, I it is one of those have gone all the he's moved as chips on these guys because you only get so many bike to the charity. I think as a doesn't director football, we shall we talk about not believe where it doesn't matter. If people are injured and unavailable because they're still awesome. You have to stay on, Nina. Should we just mentioned mentioned quickly that I fall? I don't think necessarily Gracanica me line. I losing John Tyke is potentially the disaster for general January. I think that he's going to school more than half of their goals. They want one other loss fifteen matches. And the only reason that I don't think this is gonna because we had this before show said they could get in relegating you love that it one winning fifteen games. They've had the only reason they might not get relegated making dumb decision to sell the team scoring goals is because this is such terrible teams beneath is is the only reason I think they'll probably be okay, you're going to Cavo that'd be the starting to build on your. Right. So strike who doesn't go to school. You never know. What could happen just before? That would just a quick question. Going into Kilby successive Chelsea. Can you define success? But are the Moda? I mean. Fool. Yes. I think if you set the bar there, then fine. I think given the insane wages he's on which were given to him by putting model that you, of course. Well, no, but Chelsea start to agree to it. But chose I we don't have a solid hold on the numbers yet. All we know unless you guys know different and are willing to out on a limb with your numbers is that he's coming on loan. There are certain certain targets are reached both by the club. I'm by hand than the loan. Could automatically be extended to eighteen months. And in terms of loan fee. I don't think anything is decide. I haven't seen any hard numbers on those nor have any hard numbers on who's actually paying the bulk of earrings wages, I shoot Chelsea will pay the bulk. But I don't know if you've ever gonna kick in some money like the kicked the kicking some money when he was at when he was at on. So. I don't know. I think there's a whole veto like what they call the the steps where they hit certain targets. And then he has to stay in other year here in to you of Chelsea don't want him. He just going to disappear the last month of the season. Just so make sure that they're not a situation where they're forced to take this guy. I those insane wages, and that's when if it doesn't work out. Let's hear you the fan. You know, you'll be you'll be cheering on Wayne because the big risk if he doesn't work out is that he goes back. I wouldn't mind. Through you wouldn't mind, but the bean counters with two out to pay for for for Cristiano Aaron Ramsey and all the other stuff without selling planet and do ballot. I guarantee you that they will mind that very much if you come back city, but from one pole to another we go from take two two billion skewed. You know, it's been seven how many goals is he gonna eleven goals in seventeen appearances twelve which he started. Yeah. So five substitute. I mean that's nominal figures for a guy that it wasn't supposed to be a staunch under Carlo Ancelotti head loved Infineon Mertens. And instead, they they missed for like, you said introducing this segment you said that four of that best pay is missing their best defender this in my column on their best defender best player might being included Bali out their best midfielder, Alan out their best attacking player, arguably in senior out and skipper. Who comes not the hamster cove, yesteryear? But you know, and to be able to go into a game, you know, like the lots of game with all the pitfalls stuff that can occur when you play lots. I'm play. So I think they hit the woodwork three times. Plus the other times when he was ruled offside. Hot trick to be next. But I think easily, and you know, and and the other thing too that we've seen is true Nilai, Judy. Mommy, the scores. All of a sudden you're wondering, oh, that's my one criticism of clothes. They should have closed earlier, especially considering Francesco chubby was sent off with the right to yellow cards and this minute. What worries me about Nazi? Oh is again a top team and they fail and they want crater enough. They were so good in the first ten minutes. I thought okay. This is something impressive. Maybe they can they can do it. But once again now, putting you show that they can exchange and rotate the squad and Fabio Ruiz's is what the best midfielder puchased in the season. He's just been phenomenal in in every way, shape or form guys. Incredible. And you know, it's interesting because of Barcelona we're in for him over the summer. Then they decided to go in a different direction visited committed the money to our tour. Whatever. But what a player. A player which strikes me is remember he's young kid coming from Spain. Where there's a totally different emphasis. Gyp from a club. Like Beattie's very distinct way of playing over to Napoli who have a different way of playing and boom he just hits the ground running. He's played in different roles as well. In the mid field. He's got a tremendous attitude, and he's still very it's it's worth saying that about not actually always say they've had some very good managers there. But but really parental talked about enough. The fact that in some of making smart signings at the right prices and indeed snot sales transfer policy in the last few years has been as good as anyone is area. You can take it right back to even get a heat wine in the first place the point when when you know, he was a available to price that was reasonable to then going school. You thought he's skulls the season flipping for ninety million euros when he's he's nature. They've made a lot of smart smart decisions when it comes to. They've had a few duds. I mean, you can think of like Denia somebody went came through an out. But I mean, this is a club that he's operating on a significant budget, but below non just, you know, just a long way below you've like everybody, but also below the malign clubs below row. The not the not the richest and then they punch above their weight consistently trying to lock it. Defended for them part of it is also they make money. They're profitable club. Yeah. Which you know? Part of the reason they don't be on the if they wanted to break even spend more in wages, they probably could. And I think that's that's another issue. And it's it's been different people because they've gone through different directors of directors of football, as well that's true on the money thing just saying since it's it's being talked about in in the Neopolitan press, quite a lot, certainly. Another great midfielder Alan is a target for PS g at the moment. And there's been some talk one of the stories that was out just yesterday is the one of the ways PS trying to this would be by some elaborate setting up of through the Qatari investment group of. Sponsorship deal with sort of Cape office folk going forward. Yeah. To go eighty million was being quoted potentially one hundred million. Minutiae sounds of said, but you know, he is what Pinon what about do you that he can take on that role? I thought it would be the one who would leave this January because you think it's it's it's not so long ago that we're watching him play in the championship and thinking this as a teenager still like he's he's he's interesting. And and he's he's kind of got squeezed out again. You can't knock it overall. Because I t's us so many players this season, and you could use job using this quote. But he's the one guy who hasn't really had to so. Yeah, if I'm left, then it'd be more pretend teas, but he can. Sort of withstand out pressure of being the guy to rely on in in the form of what you know, leaving Alan leaving. And he's the guy that different players deal are more attack. I mean, we still haven't seen that much in the grand scheme of things. But but my impression more skillful too. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, you know, Alan gets the best others, ability, and smart and whatever overall he's a better player. Yeah. But the I think it's different one. I don't know that I can still bring them along. I mean, I think you know, if he does go you still have resilience key ham sick. That's that's okay. Right. I mean, you know, you'll get some help elsewhere. I'd be less concerned with that personally. But speaking of of the guy who's got other concerns who Sean Renaldo went to pay a big fine in in Spain. And we'll look see the. For those who haven't seen the visuals. I'm sure we have it up on our site. It's everywhere. Right. So I'm told that because China wanted to drive to the courthouse to settlement and go pay eighteen million that that he had to pay. Six. And also doing a deal where he sent in SU twenty three months in in prison effectively become suspended because he's a first time offender, and it's a non violent crime and the sentences just under two years. But the near look like he was going to catwalk like a red carpet catwalks. Now, I'm told that his people said listen to avoid the media circus, can we just drive into the courthouse carpark and stuff, and they said no presume because they wanted to humiliate. And and instead what happens you're into the opposite thing he gets out. Looking looking glamorous Georgina out look at her Instagram, which I'm sure you do all the time, you know? And it's a really does look like not quite the economy wards because trashy so, you know, like the Golden Globes or something right can fastly to defend him. He did osc to do this via Skype. Yeah. As you know. I offered to offer to to to to drive in. So why not take the opportunity to show all the beauty that you consume him? I'm aiming them for being stupid. Tim. Ofo turning into a joke like all the headlines. The private jets. Well, on my way of thinking. This is crazy. Yeah. We're talking about. I mean, what am I going to commit a crying here? Right. Senator twenty three months in prison right about crime. I still have my doubts for those don't believe that tax evasion is crying. But you know, this is what he was found guilty ovation. Yeah. I know but every single player in Spain basically is being accused. I'm not disputing that. I'm not saying he's a criminal. But I'm saying is to turn it from a situation too. I think this speaks to his magnetism speaks to people people willingness to go and turn it around. It speaks to what the Spanish authorities kind of very stupidly allowed him to do. He turns it into a positive. This is not something that I think, you know, should have been a moment in the sun, but it became that. And it's not his fault. It's it's other people's for. I think for turning into that. I mean, maybe it's something that did affect him because he didn't do that. Well in imaginings kiva. What was he missed of holder? He missed a penalty chances. Did he squander in front of goal? We miss the budget chances when he last played cable too. Beat-up seventeen o. Between Mason, the other issues that John O has I think he's he's very good at compartmentalizing. I don't think it affects them in any way, shape or form. It's I think important comeback to which is if it's not. Christiane Hoff who is your favorite Instagram father? Oh, yeah. The question is excited on Spanish Mozell, the okay? Anyone do what you can listen listens. My name Alex revere. Okay. So if you have a chance, but not that that's a is. Football. I do like one day Conte. It makes me that much because of has owns towards into which sounded like the lyrics to the song. But anyway. That's fine. You do captain knee all stages but back to Ventas. This was a fantastic game. Right. Can we discuss the fact that man's Cousy out, and they decided to pay for to you with Douglas cost dusky on the wings and one was like, okay? This is Douglas close to dispose goal. You know, Emory Chan came through deep onto rubber phenomenal in between midfield and attack. Would you think about the team playing better a little bit now? Into a win cable. Like. Improved. Yeah. Okay. Because they were going through the awkward mid jump era. Ventoux FASt like the the thing. That's interesting. But it's interesting to me at least Douglas his name on the scoresheet reminds us the Doug exists. I because I if you look the five games said, yeah, he's had injuries heal. So obviously spotted somebody suspended four games, which is a credit thing to but long season. No. And there are other good wingers on this team. Shut down to. But but nevertheless, nevertheless guy who lost season had double figures for assists. I thinking might even been top area. This is my party role in. That's all he was near the top. Anyway. And and he hasn't had any even now it's not saying that he's going to replace the guys you'll talk my guy because I agree. I think in the end when everyone's healthy Allegra default is going to go back to full three Zuko on the left. And that's that's exactly the point. I'm getting at is that he's an option which thus far this season. We haven't seen a lot of the you could almost forget event is have this player in there. Also who potentially makes them a lot more creative and interesting going forward, which we criticize them for is having enough creativity. Sometimes. Hug me said that I never point what you mean just he's just some guy who it's like what? Okay. Okay. Species. Yes, that's exactly what he's around. So he runs runs with the ball. And he'll see like position up stickle, man. Just I've Steve stivers. I'm to open space shoot. He's I love that about him. It's like the way that he just weaves across finding all the empty spaces. And then shoes I still prefer Benedek to start because I'm all pro like having an Italian corps and any team. That's inside. Yeah. And Bennett just he was also fantastic in not match. But Douglas close to has something a little bit different than these games. And I would like to see more of them. I'm always keen to have man's Yukichi Bala and Renaldo as in a four three three formation. I really liked that they played four two. I want that to be an element of unpredictability. And and I think those to add to that, you know. And so for me going forward, I want to have this show me more than I love that deba- that second Gulf Emory China was what twenty eight passes to get to the goal. He's been fantastic. He was he was fantastic. So I agree with what you just said. The important thing is that if all listeners think care about this show toll. And if there are any event show fans, listen to it's nice broad Spectrum Business, you know tape on yourselves now out of love for the show to take the nickname truffle hog. I want Douglas cost to be the tr- hashtag truffle host looking the Boone. Just like. Okay. Someone finding the space. Just he said they play. Now, he feels a little bit sick. But all this year. Trap game. Would you mean is this the kind of you know, look at the schedule. You've obviously whatever there's only so many games in city. Our you can say, yeah, they could drop points here. I would have thought based on last season's performance by lots against big teams. Maybe this is one. Yeah. Now, gordon. Well, Nazi of our season had. Three inches. Ventas? Outplayed the middle. They beat them in the SuperCopa. They beat them in the I league meeting which was interim. And then the study, and I remember this guy because men you both on Twitter the time, and it was a pretty dull gate all happened in it, but lots on top. And I it something like this is the classic game inventor score in the third minute of injury time. And and you know off everyone's been trashing two minutes. They scored him. And they scored in injury. And you never forgave me for it. 'cause you jinxed. You're stupid tweet. I want you to continue the. But I mean, yeah, let's let's show and Simone Inzaghi specifically, I would say because all three games had a leg reinvents number law season. Now, the seasoning they made sure work season. But. Every hope that they were going to do something snap. What he just to be out? Here. Say didn't do it against now. Putting with four players missing and still have in coverage salvage Lewis better Chiro mobile there in the squad then either no. You guys very confident we mentioned Renaldo. He's not others are challenging him at the top. Of course table. Wine is Klag hobby. Why did ended doesn't stop scoring and turning back? These it's more than ninety goals. Turn thirty turning into some sort of genetically type now now, the longest joint longest sequences consecutive games. Go in all of Sarah history level. Wow. Let's plan. Quite at least to be somebody. Where all you'd say about him is like, you know, you look at quite top twenty goals, and they will probably be better than anybody's including not maybe not messy, but including Janelle, definitely and. Well, I could see me as expression, what got me cake. Cake wasn't tools Patek, I'm code. Goals. So we're gonna get. We're sending the benchmark Messier. And all right. So saying the quite in the conversation you have simply for top goals Andhra now. And then but anyway. But guys is doing toggles Atlanta. This is fourteen fourteen goals in eight. Gainst on. And we Don needs to be mentioned. Score four goals against Rosie. No team ever scored four goals because no because looking at one back. Like his goal. Putting trophies? Refined renew even mentioned that among his trophies one. Can we do? Louis Mariel, and it's a great week to be in Syria. Say was that game though? Stink. It was the most enjoyable game that I watched this weekend three three if you haven't. Entertainment. Absolute highest quality something's happened in it like meals goals. But for entertainment that was that was that was a really funny. Second goal. Folder real was the best thing I've seen in such time. That's probably going to seasons. Would you say in Syria? I think vehicles, of course. Pick from. Yeah. That was special. I wanna know what is the deal with this kind because you go back a few years. I remember people were saying like, no, no, he's better than Alexis Sanchez. He's got everything. Bob bla, since then need stories that you know, he had a hit weighty shoes that he was lazy that he wasn't interested. An I wonder is it a twenty-seven. He's having some kind of. Kind of awakenings and realization, you know, what the clock is taking. There's all these guys and clearly better than theirs. Doofus Sean tech. We just wanted to Milan. I am Luis Maria. I am a lot better than he is. Right. I am the greatest Colombian footballer in the world, with exception of HAMAs, perhaps, he's taste fuses talented quicker stronger than HAMAs. What what kids and can just just magically turns it on. Or is it just destined to be that kinda guy? He's twenty seven would like to be more professional and regarded for his Tonneins. I don't know. I thought like his moved to Seville thought. Well, perfect. You know, you're setting I know, and he stinks it up until a few things that go into me thinking in it's via he was f- what eighteen months, and they went to full manage and that time we ideal for any player to to to not have consistency in the way you being coached. He's going to fifteen and there's like. Was always chosen of a Wison Benita times. I thought was better than him. Always chosen look this season. But I I think that. I actually was into over that saying how the beginning of month in saying, oh, this is so great over Hayes is the defendants received back open space. I'm gonna do great here. And then he didn't. So. Yeah, he didn't. The one thing that he he talked about because of course, his previous to to to going that he was at some macro jump. Against these this week. And then jump the end of the game sort of couldn't like stop and self responding being like a frigging love this. I love watching him play. And the thing Michio has always said is jump Allah was the first manager in his opinion. You know, kind, of course, people say rewrite history is a little bit sometimes to fit their personal narratives. But he's like he was the first manager. He really believed in me and told me that I. Was the guy then you hear from Jim house like? Indulge sometimes sometimes he wasn't the most professional, but I I didn't let him break minds. But I didn't do some things to get the most out of him. I think sometimes to degree that we underestimate football can be situational. And it's about how you feel. And I think that's probably true we underestimated because people never think of real people with normal career. Like, it's the same for anybody. If you're in a situation where you like where you are. And you're happy with your co workers, and you feel like manager is not just my football manager. You'll Boston any context is using you. Well, you tend to produce better stuff shorty seventies. But a professional for ten years. If the issue is he needs a manager who who likes special what I'm saying is I do got issues most people can work it out. And when you've got so much ability because. He does not so much in terms of in terms of natural ability, and you wanna talk forwards how many forwards and CD I have more natural ability. He's been he does not name Cristiano. Yeah. It's not many can. I just do a little shoutout to Kizza. I get like just performances recently. I just feel like there's this determination. And he was the reason that they got the head goal, obviously. And I just think how many him on your team like him and his annual. I just don't want to go. There's a lot of good good. Case specifically like I I. Got you saw the celebrations off the two goals. The first one kids at the first to arrive that he's just space on like, dude. The second because Murio because it was he didn't want to insult the fans. He didn't want it like either doing everything second Kansas takes an out. Just like we're celebrating like, whether you know, it's happening just social by village. It's just like Manley. These goals one is move youthful than the other. You know? What I think has those of us who love time football. Mash lean. When you think of what gets you excited in his ks? I it's on y'all. And it's it's appreciate. Romagnoli, you know. Spin moves me. Because he's not over over the over the age of starters on old u the defenders. He's got a two you don't like him either. Right. Even though he scored against cable. Out of punch to movies. But generally speaking, right? Just makes me happy. Me talk about more. Injured. Let's go back to something else. You don't like what you're talking about rumors midfield. That's what's exciting on running ordered says interpreting. Excitement anyway, remers midfield one. Holly exciting is it then? Right now, you need to break. It is exciting. Obviously, we've already talked about how great Zahn y'all is. And he's going to a penny. Green fund. Could go this weekend where he was on his backside. But I feel like you're the one who wants to talk about this. Like hot. Let's roll. Why don't you talk about Rover? Exciting about it is that they create the potential spine to Italy's future, you know, not spine midfield from it. You know, San you just fantastic. Like, he's nothing shorter from toss tick. Okay. And it's just the timing doing. Well, because Costanza is is is really such an amazing player. Pellegrini. I feel like every time he's on there. So full of creativity, and ideas and ways to penetrates the the defense just indifferent team with him on that. But also, it's the kids, you know, there's always changes and Schick she quiz so valuable in this game. And he only came on. Sorry. It's about time. The guy does something. But you know, what they believed in him and in maybe lucky Jacob being injured and they took took his sweet time, but he's scoring. And now, he's producing assists. Roma signing him on us a good. You know, clearly mean is on the mind wagon, and you can throw in Cliver as well. You car's door actually play. I mean, I know about him defensively, but you know, giving these Dutch full back but going forward, he can you know? So so yeah. And they play at the Lanta, by the way, I think I am the fans. Probably hate enrollment more than any other team with the obvious exception of their local rivals brings brazier and obviously you've Charlotte. But you wonder you know, I found the scoring goals. Like, there's no tomorrow. I think I looked about this. I think around Europe there's only like five or six teams that are scoring scored more goals in the big five, and they add you look at it. And it's like PS g Manchester all teams like that. This is pretty remarkable K. Are they in the conversation for top four? I think I think you have to you have to look at it from the point of view of a couple of things first of all the top full. I mean, there's two definitely taken as far as I'm concerned. But within two is probably taken just because we'll have loss January into spring a whole judgment. See how they they do. Because in Tara always pot saying and find ways, but it should really be only one spot up for grabs. And then a lot of teams that you would think immediately. You put ahead about picking one at all. That's all teams that go to compete with one small. But yeah, the score goes hat full zoo at having this incredible of say late late. It's definitely sort of late mid career season ways. Something banging goes he's never done before. And they've got to a who gab refuses to rape. But who I think is one of the best didn't and it lay in jump. Here is. I think they wanna shot. I think they have cheats, human highlight film and Pappu Gomez who I adore like just one of the Instagram accounts to follow. The. Yeah. You know, to be honest you out of those four teams. How teeny male, but then they'll do that team. Impartial journalist. Always he doesn't have any of these things. Great story. I think that he took about what's and pretty healthiest for talion longtime from the rich getting because the rich folks can build things, but I didn't think it's it's about that. It's about you know, who who gets there shines time to qualify for the champions five. Yeah. Yeah. I'm probably would be. I know I love story. But I want them to get it. Twenty okay. I'm with you expecting fall away. I'm refreshing Burma Rome of we just for Christmas. I think like roll my team out of that group who I think should. And then moves quotes, and therefore they should be expected to I think the team head of me on a Nazi who should take that spot when they will go to do it. But. Car about inter. The full games. Oh, look, I've always said to you. I think he's great in in. Joking for ten in up. But then what would you like to talk about? Do you think he's about nicely to the time? This is another thing that you know, like shouldn't we have Martinez? All Shing, if you more games because he conversation, so many points that you can hit this is contract. It's one the it's one his his his wife and her madness. It's he's not a leader. He doesn't have the psychology. And he doesn't take enough and he takes taking touches and these isolated right? So these games. This is can have other players other things do what I wanted to talk about is might have been a bit clunky. But obviously they against us. Waldo obviously, they had had the stadium ban. They had a bunch of we made a bunch of kids in and they released I think what from the outside can seem a little bit clunky. But I think it shows that you know, they wanna definitely care about image. They care about the way they're perceived that boo brothers universally United campaign. Like, explain it Paolo. Yes. So instead of the I guess the pollens language of Italian football be you you boo is how most journalists would right? I guess they would use that word to indicate monkey noises. So that's the word like you you'd say that the booze stadium and that spelling that not indicates racial abuse. It means monkey noises. But that's that's how I tell you the rights it. And so they've decided to use that and make it and that the idea is to reclaim it make an anchor you said brothers university university United which I agree like two into an English a concerned a little bit clunky. But it it's it's an attempt to do something. They made a video was was bowl. The though the president jarring. But also Sonetti Luis Figo Samuel HBO and stuff to try to go and send go into this message. I think in and of itself, you could say all right lip service. But I think coupled with I thought the statement that the issued after the incidents was was very strong. Most clubs got other way to say, well, you know, we're sorry. If anybody was offended by the racial abuse. You know, it was just a minority of fans, the vast majority of our funds are all taller and one didn't say that they they said screw this. We're just gonna talk about how this is wired club was founded this is what I club stands for if you racial abuse somebody. We don't want you here. You're not a part of it in talk about how the minority how the other ones are all great. And they followed it up by not appealing it, which initially you an England wrinkled frivolous appeals where the increase your penalty, any Italy. We have no such thing. Right. So you always appeal every every judgment automatically. And they said no, it wasn't just because they were they were going to lose or they were likely lose. But they kind of made it a point. I think that, you know, we want us under stronger message here, and I hope others follow suit. I hope I don't wanna see any Napoli play racial abuse. But if it does happen, I hope on out the has the has occurred in you know, I know he has courage. I hope this support to do what he said he will do. Because you know, still have been going on long enough. I do I do them for doing the initiative due and for not actually appealing against the fine and everything that they got. Although I feel like it would have been PR disaster. They done an appeal. So for me, it was like it made logical sense. This was like world wide condemnation. The whole bald was talking about the fact that it happened on scene day and happened on a day that it was supposed to be a beautiful day for a tiny in football where two hundred and fifty thousand fans had gone to watch tiny in football matches on the day off to Christmas and for this for a player to actually abused and not just any, but one of the best players in the you know, if for them to have ten round and be like, actually, we're gonna appeal everything that, you know, will this punishment. View terrible. But they would've appealed for for one match set of two matches. They would've appealed for punishment because they know that something went wrong. You know, I so I think for that made a case of on the Stephen Shang, especially they're trying to have this more. You know, this more intelligent approach to things. When you look at it the same way in the same way, cooler Bali who also appealed because his is. And he didn't get his ban reduced which sadly, I thought was frankly grotesque apps. Absolutely. I don't think people care pretty much about PR. The you have a bunch of sort of pretty anal sticklers for little they want to increase that commercial revenues, which already highs not of Venice's. So for them. This is a huge thing because John is looking to meet the global brand immed- around forty million more than vain commercial activity. And so we're. Geniuses at Uber horse. Oh, good and the J brand. And can we talk about anything? You brought up. You've it up me. Anyway, let's talk about somebody who's never played for you his scored against you and might score against you again. Kevin print sports hand. He's tall. He's handsome. He's got plenty of ink. He's a hip hop star. He's a lifestyle brand at some of the fight against racism. You know? About racism, beautiful life. Who's got doesn't beautiful wife? He's got and he's much much cooler than his half brother who's kind of a nerd, but he's. But anyway, but he's not cool. Maybe great football a great football before injured. Drove by let's be clear out quite well. Clues cooler. You're the youngest here. Right. Okay. Maybe the youngest. But I just want to point out cool. Being used used to the buffet cool. No, I'm I'm supporting might be used the ball for cooling any room. Then that room has has a problem. It's a comment on you guys as well. By the way. But the do I think the game can report saying I mean. Yeah, I think he's got to you. I think he's I think he's cool because he does all this stuff. Is that like would be like a sense he makes videos, but he also shrine. I think he actually also is quite knowing I think like he I think he's someone who can take care of himself. He did the fricken moonwalk because Michael Jackson off the meal. I'm one of the. Serious something that a lot of people kinda miss. By the way. He's you know, he knows what he's doing. But he's not even he wasn't even the best the best rapper rapid rapper footballer and city out. That would be obviously PierLuigi go lenient. By by some margin. In terms of talent, check it out too. Have you seen this? If you're into rap increased our line, it's him. But what I like about him. Is he got saddled with his perception, I so he's very young moves to Spurs this guy. He's bigger and stronger than everybody and he's got a ton of technical ability. Right. And he's got injuries and never works out, and Portsmouth and this and that he develops because of the grammar and stuff around knew somebody's not serious lazy? And it was probably true to some degree. Frankly, the last couple years what I think he'd said. But you know, he wanna title at me, then playing center forward part of the year and the last couple years and I drunk Frankford season the Cup. I'm trying to. Yeah. Help go veterans job and then goes to swallow. How's it good half season? I really liked this side deciding like some he's not going to be phased at all by playing at the camp now because he's been there done that he'll be excited if you certain games or Louis LARs is getting kicked. Yeah. Send him on. I haven't tried to go and kick the heat. Maybe maybe it's even a bit like Louis mirror mirror because anyone game. Maybe he'll do all of these. There is a bit. Fa sho people can like can't tell but I don't Nick. Hi, I'm wasting. I'm wasting my career here. Let's do stuff. I think I think both will talk openly about doing them. He he talks about he was basically just believe I didn't have to show up. I was like they'd spent eight million pounds on me, which of course, back that seemed like Honey. No, I think that post like Tottenham he worked wasn't FA Cup with policemen. Policemen. I know the wild financial decisions, but he was a good player. Fantastic festival and to be honest. He could've won all three points for them invented this weekend. And also undoubtedly one of the. Three coolest Germans alive. Would you say now? Come up with three cooler Germany's Khuda, I think most people are just doing this guy. Cool materials like the opinion of not cool. Well, that's why I think that's cool. I think the does in. Balas my man. That's we have time for we have the voting really. Well. And join us next week.
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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