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The Champions League Is Back
"Was almost four months ago that the Champions League was halted back on March eleventh but now finally, Friday it is back in action for round of sixteen match of still to get sorted over the next couple of days a double header on Friday that includes you Bantus and Leone of course, the French side holding onto a one nil lead after the first leg Manchester City and Madrid. Meanwhile, they'll play in Manchester City holding a two one lead after their victory in Spain in the first, like for
"manchester city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"What season for Jack Relish of Aston Villa eight goals and six assists in the Premier Li how the goal the basically kept bill up against West Ham all of that action has brought him plenty of attention including a link that arsenal might be the latest to focus their attention on release for more Dodd Shock, and Steve you're back with Donald Start with you from the players. Perspective is arsenal the right landing spot for Jack Relish. I think it's all about time and said. I don't think the full move. Bruno Financing Paul Pogba is probably swayed Ali to stick with those two behinds around. So time in on Jack side to someone on Monday night I don't think I think you'd be good sonnet Liverpool as well. and I think also would probably be at this present time but very good mood from of inset dot. It just depends on who else also bring because if they expect. To bring in Jacksonville between fourteen, forty, five million pounds and expect to get to the full it ain't GonNa Happen. So of jumped Jewish is a stepping stone in terms of right. We're GONNA attract better players in different positions. I sent Ralph's the a chance but I think the Jack would be a pretty good mood because full inside chocolate. What do you think? I totally agree isn't it? You look at it premier league table and you wonder where the drag release written I don't think he gets into these starting lineups. Talked to. As done rightly points out because Bruno Fernandes and Pogba adult they match united. Chelsea are overloaded in that position. outside of that, you think. He's e- either spruce or awesome. Maybe Spurs have that need that they haven't failed Simpson's Alex and laughed. Explicitly Message Suplicy requirements despite be on the books you see him as being a more natural kind of fit or replacement for poses position to it makes an awful lot of sense for for public. I'm predrag really where every talking prematurely clubs I'm not sure he's got that many options. Stevie Aston Villa reportedly holding out for eighty million pounds. Always good is good. Is it worth that much money to arsenal? Good is not. Worth a good though. And there's actually grown on me throat the season you know the beginning of the season I wasn't sure whether this guy was was just battling everybody else around and Villa made them look good. But by the end of the he convinced me he's a football player and I'm I'm pretty sure that I'll tattoo would like to play four, three three and I think Jack really shouldn't the muddle when the three would be great. So I think there should be a good move arouse Milan. Arsenal reportedly preparing a bid for meanwhile. Manchester. City have reportedly seen their bid accepted for Nathan. Of Four McDonald's I'll start with you here is Nathan a starter for Manchester City that level flawed as a squad player here. Not really scored planning if spring for fully million is to play. So Pepsi will ideas that already doesn't Fonsi Johnstone's it might be time for him to move on all Nicholas Amenity. I was still question again it's the same or not scenario really if Mansa found, say make the Nike come in and us. No disrespect to him because they needed a lot more is eager insight into a title maybe but not in my opinion, if you drop someone like Kuta Bali in that and then you sight to nick. On the knock you write us to fight after the next spot that all of a sudden Madison Satan would convince me on a long way to go into a tight again it's just nice to not key on the players that they're ill improved them. Talk. Liverpool's a whole new Mazda to and European folk as well. That's a big. Shock. How much would he improve Manchester City in your opinion? A lot in my opinion, listen with the exception of LaPorte mitten Akis better than the other center. City parochial have. So. So he comes in and he adds to it to that. Maybe he isn't deposited Johnston says but. A The criticisms around city defensively as that they have too many different does. Just worried about getting on and I'm not defending Aki ads in in that regard I very least whether city have is another players I. Guess Time will tell but it is certainly an improvement on mobile APP. Just. Just wanted to set very quick just wonder if it's Five let you to. You have to foot Ross laying in the same eleven announced the equivalent. Of Two rightful central for just wound up and Steve, you'll notice wonder about the balance if you ought loophole is a left-footer the Nathan Nike on not side on his weaker right foot I don't know if it works stevie. What do you think is the right fit for Manchester City. You know what? I don't care where the left right? Where got one leg to. Position Plus and. And you don't WanNa think of Nathan Cape. You. Can Argue is not had a good season will be born go relegated. When you think of Arkie, you think of a guy making last-ditch tackles slayton tackles. Being physical. And I'm not sure that's what you want. Your sent a bike to be. You want you set a bike to be cool and calm and and to be unnoticed you don't want to set by coming off being being the monitor the much covered because he's not slate all over the place and why is he sliding all over the place has he stopped position wrong or is it players around dome? So this this is a big question for me Yes. Arcade definitely better the what they have. Right now as far as options are concerned but. As you as the any better defensively. Against teams that are breaking. Against Manchester City I'm not sure. So this is a big question mark and you also got you say mon- Sissies Record of sailing. Proper, sent a box is not particularly good..
"manchester city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Final plus potential big transfer news involving arsenal and Manchester City we start though with the promotion playoffs in the championship semi-final second-leg between Fulham and Cardiff. City full and fall two to one but thanks to A. Two. Nil Victory in the first leg, they are through to the promotion playoff final where they will face. Brentford at Wembley. Next Tuesday for the last spot in next year's Premier League for more we're joined by Don Hutchison shock his lap stevie nickel download full and got the job done just about. But not exactly an advert for the aesthetic quality of the championship today wasn't. No it was a little bit of a grind dot seen that scully pockets team all season. So Kudos to him by we'll have these plans grind informed because there are goodful inside seventy finals always audible. The best to you plays on the pitchers Boubacar. Kamara. When he came off the bench, he was terrific from Iran channels was powerfully look good, Yeltsin? Some good shelf site by the goalkeeper until Kanye midfield he was called me was you know it possession? He didn't bro She picked these positive slowed the game down and apart from two long throws from Wimbledon mean called if it was like watching. The nineteen ninety they. Throw. Full I wouldn't say comfortable but I played in these games I played in the semifinals. It's all about getting to the funding. Shock full and had a comfortable lead. Would you make of their performance today? I told will awfully in all honesty and understand don't Creighton for granted results but you to walk around Hulu at no point I thought when I'm looked at all comfortable look like they thought, they were the event of the two teams. I had to survive some some pretty hairy moments themselves. Let's I know they had chances in the upright themselves but. Looking for a team with confidence at home come in to the the second leg in poor position for them just didn't seem to know what to do. Stevie were hammering full and here they did by the way advanced and we'd be giving them a little more credit. Well I guess we should because they won the game that's what it's all. Then this results in the got themselves in the final as a football much. Clearly, there was only one football team on the park albeit film didn't show is much of of the the kind of football they complete certainly the last few years. But by file with the football, team. Cardiff. Actually played less football in this game than they did with US team that would into pregnant leak So it was the right result the right team won the best team won. A good game and the final. Don Brentford Fulham next Tuesday based on what we've seen who to give the edge to. I think on what we've seen I think it's a fifty fifty game Two teams will try and play football in really impressed. All season with Thomas, frank's read the play unusual style of football players, moneyball type system off the ball, the gosport director, the got into a brand new stadium they play like a real high press, its energy all over the pitch only walk inches their superstar strike around front is terrific Ben Rom who plays off the left you can also plays so number. Ten, he's a very gifted, well what finals under the plate in in jump ship playoff finals it is the best team that sells the best wins the game full of my top Mitch. He wasn't available tonight he had an injury so that didn't WanNa risk him and he's a big playoff of can get him fit over lean towards Fulham only just shocking based on what we saw against Fulham in the semifinals. Do you think they'll need to be better to get done against Brentford? Absolutely, there have a whole lot better. The only reason they they really finances because of poor Cardiff. And don't listen. In. Playoff finals are movie places but I thought you show Brentford had their their newbie movements. against. That stupid and Bosley and then they got together. I like in the second leg. Excuse me. After after disappointments of of during away the final two games of the season. And I still think that. On playing with kind of confidence, you would expect or hope to I'm I'm I'm leaving Brentford. Stevie Brentford the favourite for you. Yeah I'M GONNA. Go with Brentford Yelich a lake the way they go about things later chewed dome. He's talking about the manages children clearly as it goes onto the players I think they just look physically bigger and stronger as well. Film filling crumbled the London the the physical. Attack the cow, the throughout them and Brent for that thank can be physical as well. So yes, I definitely think Brentford other favorites. Championship playoff final Brentford and of August four th that's next. Tuesday not the final coming up FA Cup final on Saturday Christian Pulisic features figures to feature as Chelsea and Arsenal all set to square off. Pulisic sat down for an exclusive interview with ESPN. FC Here's what he had to say. Now being credible without this year's gone. UPS and downs. There's no better way to finish off the win the winning a trophy, the guys. You know had something that that's something that we really want the obviously that was just another thing just remember from my first year box it out any credible achievement. So we all in a strong. Hardiman. We'll get your predictions on just a second but Don I'll start with you on politic himself. He's been in and out of the starting lineup he's gotTa start this match, right? One hundred percent. Not to problem, it's not even a debate I. Think a few months ago. Frank wasn't she'll. But the finish to the season as shown every Chelsea why they spent so much money on. The hassle of loss was massive Chelsea, but never really had that much another when games tight, you could give someone the ball and can take three four players on his Co. clubs controls excellent. He's quick as well over ten fifteen, twenty odds, and now we start to have the end product. So I'm guessing when Franck picking these team Krisha put simple be number one in the Eleventh Stevia was watching old extra times yesterday. There's one where you pick mason mount over Christian Pulisic I. Wonder if that's still your choice, and if you think we'll see politic in lamp eleven on Saturday. I'm going to assume we're going back to before the before the stoppage, right? Because, there's no question since the since the RESTA- Politics been their best player and did you just say no, there it was after the restart it was after the restart stevie believe it or no all older. Let me guess after the Folks Game Man Yeah it was pretty early it was pretty early after the restock didn't go see you do a down Thomas again. You argue you can't argue the publicity absolutely is on the team sheet. For this called final. Shock how do you explain what we've seen from Christian Pulisic in the last month or so? I can't I be really honest to be I simply can't..
Have Man United Improved Under Solskjaer?
"Craig and frank with US Craig. What happens to you and I said? Well first and foremost. Why it can play in the chat league, because the Court of Arbitration for sport overwhelmed ruling. Now you go! We went into the intricacies and say. Think well I don't think anybody's really interested in the factors that can play. So, annual. Mean Franken segments. I'm no bottle. Convenient if you like no right I. I thought. Were good for the point. You know we know. Got The call. But he started so sloppily and I was. I was really impressed. Foster fifteen twenty minutes walk. Ralph has say that with what he's working with with the budget with the place called the way the press. They really pasta, and they were good for the lead. Listen to to Sucker Punch of two or three minutes reunited with some quality. We saw Paul Pogba Leon needing a kick up these box me sleeping possession a couple of times I've got caught for one of the goals. I thought I thought they kept plugging up to know a strong that the star. The strong finish all be inactive down. To ten men with the head injury to two young Williams wasn't ideal, but it couldn't defend the call now. And so therefore, we were not deserving island thing of taking all three points at home this. Is Craig mentioned once. You've got those two goals united. Franco well that's done and dusted united going to go on and win this game. Yeah True I. Think it was the end of the story and. Was quite unfortunately for Saas on, because seeing the the hard work, they made no and the they went through to maybe try to get at least. Withdraw off time. They were two, two, two, two, one at halftime and I think when mentioned decided to finally play the should that they were better than the saints for the second half same problem. Still Sloppy and at the end of the day you know. You always have the risks to to see the. Getting goal, and then seeing you getting outside the stadium withdraw and these up very unfortunately, because we didn't got injured the play ten against eleven the last. Let's say seven eight minutes and kick, but you have to be strong. You have to your more experience. You WanNA reach the chimpanzee next season. You shouldn't consider goal on the corner. Kick if you want to if you want. Everybody thinks that's going to deserve to be in the chimpanzee. That's really two points relaxed stupidly from from Manchester United at the of the game. Done seems to be a law. People recently have gone tidal wave of all souls Lavin. And whilst they have. IMPROVED THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT The Bar was extremely low. There's an argument to be, said the F. as hotter manager, they might have already knew Detroit for and be in possession of trying to chase teams down. Let let me just give you some facts off. The back of the the lockdown. Enough talked this. They've only had one team. That's not in the bottom half of the league, and that Sheffield United today interest and start from. Leslie the Skykomish who's on the feed calms tonight with Jim Bergman. He said we must remember. Prior to this game. Points return and Premier League history on Chop without the fifty four points behind Liverpool. Last year, they finished two points behind the league champions. Manchester City some point out to me Ho this is a superb progression under only gonNa Solska, and as I said, some of the footballs been better, but we must, we must remember the V. could have been in the top four nil dawn with that scored hide behind the manager in charge, not setting fair four points behind Liverpool and scrambling around to get results against teams in the bottom half. The League that that's that's not opinion. That's fact you've got Kim credit for what he's done over the last few months early, Craig. But in a league season is over a few months that don't don't think the twitter crowed. A league season he's been in there. Before Christmas the year before you had the January transfer window at the summer transfer window. His second year in the job. We're talking about a full season. They are fifty four points of the league leaders. That's more than they. We're off Manchester City when the championship last season and I repeat the second points return and their premier league history to this before the game tonight. Tell me why it's a reason to be separate cited above Manchester. United I would be concerned that with him at the helm right with the hail golsby be able to negate the amount of points next seasonal decision after that. That does worry I would have United Fund not coming up here. All this is the greatest thing ever look at the results forgetting looking league table. Look at five bucks look at previous seasons. This is the worst they've been. In the last Chris Seasons in terms of the gap, even before source was the job marina wasn't that far behind on goal wasn't as far behind. That's factual.
"manchester city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne Manchester City's two year ban and thirty million euro fine have been overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport Instead Manchester City are getting a ten million euro fine for not cooperating with the investigators tools. You know the perfect voice to be some Europe villain. I'll try my best. Give the reasons why the reason that they did that. The reasons for nation they explained the emphasized Most of the alleged breaches reported by. F F. Vilas dogs is less complicated where either not established all-time beds. That's why the costs have Gerald, arts, three days with witnesses and experts in legal representatives of Manchester City. And of financial fair play or in the body that represents. UFO and they decided. The fact we know established all. Time Bar Don that so there's you don't get. There is a five year limit on what cases can be. A case can be reopened on. This is one of the central things well, we don't know so far. We'll get mark on in a second to help us out with this. Well. We don't know is the written reasons now. It says in there as well that they're going to. They're going to divulge the full written award right, yeah! This is the case it's going to be in the next couple of days. This is the case if somebody who's spent time on the cast website, which actually makes her good readings. It's amazing. All this stuff is on there. With a lot of detail. They will go into detail of this. People will be able to form their own opinions. It'd be better. Why would he goes outside the statute of limitations which then? Raises the question of why. Well, why does? Bring a case on stuff that they can't prosecute which ones were not proven, so we'll get more detail, but for now let's bring in. Let's bring in Mark Ogden. augie! The the first instinct is on the football side. Obviously this is a huge win for. Manchester City fep. Guardiola, contract expires in twenty twenty one. He may choose to extend Kevin Debrecen had talked about possibly leaving. Football, wise so good right? Football is crazy I. mean you know like Eastern? Guardiola's street secured the plays features to kill on the back of the Champions League next season, and they've even got grab particularly to go next series the Champions League winners. If they can finish off the Lisbon, so football perspective is great sits in. You know. Who can complain if you're on the blue side? A bunch of the what the verdict says about time barred all other things not proven. Don't the animal is really? Don't I think former football perspective? It's time to move on because they becomes an issue about your life is f f p Rosen wide I, shoot him with a five time. Bond Situations Foot allies. Sitting Bull Naval now. I'm not a lawyer here, but there are some situations and again this'll emerging the written reasons Just simply because something is outside of the statute of limitations, evidence is introduced. It can still be reopened now. Obviously, in this case, the arbitration for sport sought that this didn't apply here. Do, feel that they are fully exonerated. And they did nothing wrong, or do you feel like? This is a technicality getting them off I. Think he's technically. It's like it's like if you go to court, but your lawyer some find some loophole somewhere of something gone wrong in the investigation or the fives, or whatever and you get away with the affiliates this I. Think makes an absolute joke of F. E.. We've seen all we've read. Some of the football leagues email the way leaks by feliks and illu quite timing to be fair to mind city and I know. They said they didn't cook the books and they were aggressive in their response to the buying, and also to what people were saying and. And good on that Burr. Damore for me. The time beds argument in this statement from CASS. Mexico all they only got away from it. Because of that limitation I'm going to break this down a little bit because I appreciate. The time barred argument, but when we boil this down. Manchester City. We're already punished for that period. Right Manchester City reached financial fair play. They broke financial. Fair play rules as they parry senator man yet, and in two thousand fourteen. They reached a settlement agreement, which is essentially a plea bargain. Or younger listeners saying. This happened. We will accept this punishment and we will move on okay. That part is not in question. What this whole case was about was whether they're breach. In two thousand, fourteen was even greater whether they misrepresented facts lie in twenty fourteen whether they lied to prosecutors or whatever Or not and the idea is. If they did lie, then we should go back. Reopen this monitoring period and I stretch the the next monitoring period and punish them. Even more. This was this was your case. You summed it up really one That part of it. Doesn't go away, but as Augie said. There's a point at which. At which you need to move on I, know you if you lie than five years ago, you benefit from it now. You see mean really being punished for. Your I agree with all of that, if you. If you start. You said as a five year time on offense. Alleged wrongdoing, being. That the constitution is held up against the wall, really because they can't take any further, that's the issue that. You Know League. A great lawyer would always find lupone and this the way that it's got off the Lawyers Front loop Paul. Loop police as a big gaping hole in the statue to you. If you have a five year, timeline defenses so. I don't how you for knowing this could have done to cast any confidence. Th the most realized from the outset, the GONNA lose this because it boils down suit legal definition, doesn't it? Stipulate is not a right wrong. KNOWS IT league finishing? If you'll legal stocks, you say five time it and this was dealt with and twenty and then..
Highlights: Man City 4-0 Liverpool
"City's four nil demolition of Livable Craig. Burley Steve Nicol and DOT WITH ME Steve Big deal. Know. Alyssa not disappoint, and it's as deflate and. But it's no big deal and really should we be surprised? You know Liverpool war on heightened. Anyway, and we're playing against a great team. And they just outplayed, but you know what. After the next game when they weren't well before Gotten Craig I saw you on twitter, talking about how this is taking the shine of slightly the title. Yeah Yeah was trying. Trying to encourage those edits that will suggest that not go away. Hide under a rock. Liverpool for fifteen twenty minutes. Were the Liverpool. That will come to admire, but then I just thank God. For you know war subconsciously. Doesn't really Martin and the. It doesn't for them and and some sense from a professional standpoint, the steam engine you don't. You don't ever want to have that happen as a player. In the League wrapped up nearly as you have then subconsciously unless. Pledge Not can say they've been celebrating. And some wager in this lockdown social destin's and still managed to enjoy this, and so the preparation has been affected is on top of that. You know we know set here agreed site. We know we'll set. These problems are done set. These problems have been the catastrophic mistakes have made defensively. They can open up any team. You're never meant that neither team that for seven days as we celebrate within the League you agree in. Yeah absolutely I there was a god Ivana formed by the Manchester City plans level, and quite rightly, too, but that was all. They began to give them tonight. I think they wanted to just make a point to live appropriate is little point and admire reflection. Watching that was it felt unreal. It felt like a friendly. It didn't have the intensity really of Manchester. Manchester Society Liverpool game as we understand it, it'd be end. It didn't really matter being Liverpool picture full strength team They wouldn't have wanted anything like that to happen, but it did and all. I can say really. Is that Liverpool? Party might have been a heck of a lot better than we all saw. Because the defendant in particular had double vision. Steve. What's that income? which is clarify that you're not broadcasting this show from inside the show or Cuba? benching cuts from living. Off. Of criticism of the date goal. If Mrs Dark appears from behind those curtains. I promise you. Stephen. Stevie. Stevie USB the situation before where you want. And having to go through the motions he must be. Yeah the one that comes to was way by two three Liverpool dropped the title up. We're like four games to go. And of course I'm I've just joined the team and I'm trying to get and so I'm I'm all on edge I'm I'm I'm coaching trated and that same team that completely dominated dot year. Finished the season with with like. Three defeats a two defeats, two draws, and then score any goals and. Just was was a shell of what had been previously, and these were these were experienced center national players who had been through the ringer renew. It was all about. And it didn't. Didn't really have that much. There was no wedge. There was no edge with the coaching staff and so. Particularly me I shouldn't have been surprised. It Didn't really matter in the end, but I'm intrigued to get your thoughts on the penalty Steve Did. You think it was the right decision. Listen I can see why the referee gave it because. Y-. Gomez on was across the front, and how to hold of of of Sterling, no question. The problem I have is that and the same tussle they were having sterling had half of Gomez Short, and he's left hand holding them all. So that's the only thing that annoys me I can see why it was given. A little dive, either by the way I don't see how you can die when somebody's holding onto your belly button. But I can see why it was governed. And as you said previously, the truth is the titles wrapped up. So why get bent over of boater? Didn't
Liverpool ends 30-year wait to win league title
"Liverpool clinched its nineteenth league title and first premier league championship to end the thirty year wait this because Manchester city lost to Chelsea two one that sealed the title for Liverpool captain incredible season for them American and European club team which earned a twenty eight wins in thirty one games all major city and his twenty three points behind Liverpool with only seven matches what so it is
Liverpool are Premier League champions
"You are a fan of Liverpool football club congratulations to you. That's right. Liverpool getting the DUB on. On Thursday although they didn't really good dub. DUB But Manchester City did not get the DUB which means that Liverpool are champions of England. had been a long time since ever pool Wanda top-flight in England. In fact, it'd been thirty years nineteen ninety the last time that Liverpool. Where we're kings of England and so very cool, honestly I'm a Manchester United Guy, but it is very cool in sports when teams can end really long dry odds, and you get to kind of see the emotions, fans and whatnot have hopefully that something that. The Dallas Cowboys do sooner rather than later, so we can kind of experience at the cowboys now going on a twenty five year droughts not quite what Liverpool was experiencing. But but Pretty close so hopefully two thousand, twenty, the year of those types of droughts ending
Liverpool ends 30-year wait to win league title
"Has won its first league title in 30 years as Manchester City falls to Chelsea 2 to 1. It's for Bridge as Blues get gold from Christian Pulisic 36 minutes on the winner from brilliant at 78 minute mark on the penalty. Chelsea increases their hold on the fort in the league table, five points over Manchester United
Soccer: Players take a knee as Premier League restarts
"The the English English premier premier soccer soccer league league returned returned on on Wednesday Wednesday with with players players wearing wearing the the black black lives lives matter matter in in place place of of their their names names and and kneeling for several seconds to start the matches it was Manchester city's Raheem sterling a black man a star who represents the English national team who scored the first goal of the restarted season household waste is this thanks what is the first team games in all competitions Raheem sterling the audio courtesy NBC sports man city went on to defeat arsenal three mil here sterling after the win yeah we expected it to be read about the messages became up from you know to a break we had was you know the fine sign living also dig deep enough for the boys kept their composure and for today and but he said that after one Hundred Days off it took a bit for the team to find themselves how to get used to this atmosphere in getting the club was awful awful awful we controlled the game well when we took our chances of
Roger Bennett (Men In Blazers) on the Return of the Premier League
"We Win Stadium you will be at home. I can promise you will feel you support. Stay safe. We are still with you and. You'll never walk alone. That was liberal F. C manager Jergen KLOPP in a message released yesterday. That will bring a tear, not just the eyes of his supporters. The dare I say anyone who cares about the most popular sports league in the world. That's right folks. After a three-month hiatus. The English Premier League is back today. Roger Bennett from men in blazers fills us in on these frantic few remaining weeks. So grab a pint and US as sub optimal tour of English soccer. I'm sorry, English football. I mean it comes. It's Wednesday. June seventeenth. This is ESPN daily. Presented by marathon. Roger! Kim's. Are you relieved? Your any skin daily and not my NFL pod, talking about your beloved quarterback Mitch Trubisky You Know God Love Mitch. trubisky is an incredible pressure to be knowing that your whole life is just destined to pan out to become the answer to a trivia question in about ten years, who was taken ahead of Deshaun Watson Patrick Mahomes. Roger Bennett is suffering bears fan. He's also the CO host of men in Blazers on the NBC. Sports Network and the men in Blazers podcast by just braced for him to end up with the green. Bay Packers, leading them on a fourth quarter drive two feet, my beloved Chicago Bears, and I can't wait for that movement. They'll probably deserve it. And we're not talking about bears football today. The wait is over the English premier league. The most Popular Sports League in the world is back after a one hundred day hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic Roger I'm sure you've been getting your fix from Bundesliga but I have to imagine the return of English. Soccer is hitting a little different for you. One hundred days feels like one hundred years to be candid. I've been staring at squirrels running up trees in the park, and feeling the adrenaline burst of a run through midfield, watching raindrops charge down my window and feeling just an incredible wing-play into play of missed from the primarily, but yes, it's back today with its global ratings I mean in Britain for much of Europe for much of the rest of the world outside of the United States, it's kind of a seismic as the NFL and the NBA rolled into with the Pantheon of heroes and villains to moments of glorious ecstasy, searing dispath fuse with dodgy haircuts snack tattoos. One hundred days off. When are going to have ninety two games scattered almost daily over the next couple of weeks. It's coming back because we love it because we miss it. It's coming back for. Hard news commercial reasons ultimately to an economic decision. It's going to come back and ghost game situation where it's fabulous. It's going to be different. The lack of an audience will have an impact on the football. We watched, but most importantly it is going to be good enough. It's GonNa. Be Great enough to connect us to a ruling global conversation and that's ultimately I think. Think we will miss about sports as our calling them. Ghost Games I hadn't heard that got left the Germans. They have a name for everything. Lay. They Call Them Guy Bela. And that is what they will be. Sam Darnold knows a thing or two about those back to English premier league, so we hit positive with most of the season done with exception of Liverpool they're. They're still to be decided. The top half of the table. Seven teams vying for five spots determine who will qualify for Champions League and Europa League which for those who don't know are the midseason European tournaments to be held next year. Roger Liverpool have clinched Champions League. Spot Manchester City has of course been banned from Champions League for Breaking Financial Fair play rules so that. That spot remains open despite city being second in the League. Right now. Arsenal wolves Chelsea Menu Lester Tottenham Sheffield all in the mix. What are you expecting to see from the top of the table? When the race for Champions League qualification, which is a bit like football's march madness, it's big tournament in which the best teams in the world. You're rail, Madrid, your boss Alana's. Para Sanjay Man's by Munich's compete all. Big English teams won't be in that for brand reasons for competitive reasons for commercial reasons and is. And completely wide open at the bottom of the table. All say English football has some Incorr- ellegation, which is if you watch game of thrones? It's a bit like the moon door. Teams get flung through that in baseball, the worst teams every year like the Orioles in the mall in which is flung out of the major leagues, the mooted, and in that place. We had the Tulsa drillers around rook. Rook Express and that is, it's a searing. It is a haunting. It is a savage palm of the global football tradition, and you have six teams at the bottom who are fighting to avoid what can be economically devastating their revenue roughly hauls flung out. The Premier League is savage for the fan base. One Minute. You are watching your team. Take to the glamorous fields, Manchester United and Arsenal the next. Round Brentford Luton Barnsley barring a miracle the Jewish using Norwich canaries will disappear, but there's five teams Aston. Villa Bouma th what furred and West Ham amongst them, two of which will go with them for the big story line. Meena is Liverpool Football Club. American owned little football. Club owned by the Boston Red SOx owners, F S J and their yearning. They're dreaming of a return to greatness that was once titletown by when I was a kid growing up in Liverpool. Just six points away from lending the title that they have dreamed of then. That is the great storyline of the season. On that note. This Sunday. The team that you root for I'm sorry. I'm getting a producer this side you support. Everton, we'll be squaring off against Liverpool. They are twenty five points clear off the other teams in the League, and there's possibility they can clinch the title at Goodison Park Against Your beloved Everton on Sunday
School classes, public events and sports matches halted over coronavirus fears
"Five more schools into the men's NC double a basketball tournament I'm Jared backs the question is will these games get played with fans into the stands because of fears of corona virus five schools one conference tournament championship games on Tuesday zagra Hofstra in the tournament for the first time in nineteen years North Dakota state also gets installed as northern Kentucky as well as Robert Morris yesterday the Ivy League announced that its basketball tournaments have been canceled so the regular season champions Princeton for the women and yell for the men get awarded automatic berths to the NC double a meanwhile the big west conference tournament the mid American conference tournament both will be played without fans in the stands close to the general public Ohio sports in doubt governor Mike DeWine calls for indoor sporting events to be played without fans present this would affect the Cleveland Cavaliers and the NHL's Columbus blue jackets Seattle sports also up in the air Washington governor Jay Inslee set to announce a ban today of gatherings of two hundred fifty people or more the Seattle mariners are scheduled to open the Major League Baseball season March twenty six at home against the Texas Rangers reportedly Major League Baseball considering playing games in sites where outbreaks have not occurred the NBA said to be discussing something similarly the legal hold conference calls with owners today and general managers tomorrow a premier league soccer match between arsenal and Manchester city scheduled for today postponed because players on the arsenal squad made coat close contact with another team owner who tested
Manchester City and Aresenal havea midweek date in the EPL
"Leicester the rescheduled city man rolled city past arsenal Aston match villa kicks for off the Neil premier to league tighten slate its Wednesday grip on the after third their champions March first league meeting spot was postponed to cap the week's premier Leicester league city action and Watford Harvey open the Barnes Saturday scored slate a pair of with goals much to including play for the on fox's both sides final tally the boxes in the eighty continue fifth minute the chase to cap of a second three place goal man second city half while the Hornets the win look snapped to stay just a four game above premier the relegation league winless zone drought and man moved the city foxes is also within in action four points Saturday of second against placed Burnley Manchester fourth city placed and Chelsea five visits clear Aston of fourth villa placed Chelsea champions league hopefuls Manchester Wolverhampton United remains in Sheffield on the outside United looking are also in in action in the champions the wall league facing con trailing west ham Chelsea Saturday by three in Sheffield points taking Wolverhampton on new castle Sunday Sheffield United menu both when sit Tottenham five play points Sunday back I'm I'm given given called called law law
Leicester returns to winning ways in the Premier League
"Leicester city rolled past Aston villa for Neil to tighten its grip on the third champions league spot to cap the week's premier league action Harvey Barnes scored a pair of goals including the fox's final tally in the eighty fifth minute to cap a three goal second half the win snapped a four game premier league winless drought and moved the foxes within four points of second placed Manchester city and five clear of fourth placed Chelsea Manchester United remains on the outside looking in in the champions league con trailing Chelsea by three points Wolverhampton Sheffield United both sit five points back I'm given called law
Liverpool moves 25 points clear by beating Bournemouth 2-1
"Liverpool got back to its winning ways spotting born with a lead before pulling out a two one victory most Saleh tied it in the twenty fifth minute study of money put the Reds ahead in the thirty third and James Miller made a goal saving defensive play that allowed Liverpool to go up twenty five points ahead of Manchester city Chelsea remains two points ahead of Wolverhampton for the last champions league position Chelsea played to a one one draw against Burnley and the wolves settled for a scoreless tie with Brighton Sheffield United is two points behind Chelsea following it's one nil win against Norwich I'm Dave Ferrie
Real Madrid 1-2 Manchester City: De Bruyne seals stunning comeback
"The marquee match up around sixteen in the Champions League remedied versus to city a game. That brings together two of the favorite solitaire for this competition. Match in so many ways. Rob Man City winning two one away at the Bernabeu. GimMe Gimme before. We get into the details of peptic. Cetera is your kind of overall overriding line of this brilliant match. That football at this level Rob Thais level starts then comes down to detail to huge clubs whilst put too many might feel a favorite for this competition and we have to talk about a pet going to his tactical library and pulling out of volume and looking through the pages and deciding what he was going to go and how he was going to go and and what they did but I also thought this was a important night for for Manchester City to send a message to the likes of UEFA and everybody else around you. They're not done yet. They may or may not be in this competition next season but when they play like that with the tactical occupant of the money in charge. They are the team to beat in this competition. I think we had our discussions whether Lepore was the is a key gala to to the maybe William is competition. I still think on any given night. If gets his team right. That can be anyone in Europe and tonight was not the other night was a night but just probably reinforced to tap and his team.
Liverpool rallies to 3-2 win over West Ham, 22 points clear
"Liverpool strengthened its grasp on the premier league after a three two win over west ham to move twenty two points clear of second placed Manchester city Saudi on Mondays eighty first minute strike off a Trent Alexander Arnold cross sealed the win Liverpool needs just eleven points in twelve games to bring home its first premier league title Manchester city earned a one nil win over third place Leicester city on Saturday behind Gabriel Jesus is eightieth minute tally fourth place Chelsea were two one winners over Tottenham and fifth place man you beat Watford three nil Sunday I'm got some cool ball
"manchester city" Discussed on Today in Focus
"David. Is You a for taking a risk in bringing this action against such a big club mean? It's going to deny funds. Some of the best players in the Champions League. Uefa is taking a big risk. Ua for themselves did a settlement with city. Twenty fourteen. They they didn't want to bounce it even the Champions League at that time so I'm sure that it's a huge headache and a confrontation with a major club. That's now being escalated to the Court of Arbitration for sport which they can live without because the people at UEFA don't get up in the morning wanting to ban clips from the Champions League especially clubs that have got some of the best players in your plane for them. Manchester City have got some of the best players and they've enjoyed so much success on the pitch in the past few years but if this judgment is up House. They're going to be big questions of how they financed all. What does all this say about the role of money in the game today? A lot of people who don't know too much about football who'd be listening to this must think is just extraordinary that the sport that we used to call the people's gain is just so wealthy now and that our clubs which you know were community institutions much city like many clubs in in. Britain was originally formed as a church team. You know in Victorian Manchester to provide something wholesome for the lads to do an errand in deprived area and for these clubs as we still call them to be businesses that get taken over by Gulf state entrusts. Obviously this episodes is bringing into focus. You know the scale of the spending that was done by shake Mansour and the Dhabi hierarchy around him to transform what people used to think covers. The noisy neighbors saw the neighborhood Manchester Club into the elite. Obviously there's a focus on that but UEFA would say we brought these rules into encourage clubs to be sustainable in this era of financial boom. And if you break the rules than there are sanctions that apply David. Thank you thank you..
"manchester city" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Dot began a really successful time for the club and they went onto win the league three more times and it was just before that first big win. The new financial rules were introduced into the game. What were they UEFA? Which is European football's governing body? That runs the Champions League. They introduced financial fab. Play in twenty ten to twenty eleven and it was a major governance reform. European football was going through the greatest financial boom that it ever had in its history principally because of pay television but the majority of clubs in Europe including in the Premier League were making losses and many of them were falling into financial difficulties. So what they came up with was actually quite basic. Which is clubs should live. Within their means. They shouldn't be overspending on players wages and making huge losses that are bankrolled by owner because in most cases the owner will end up having limited finances and at some point as happened with mance to city with Toxins Shinwatra. The money runs out but the club is still saddled with all the wages and that's what leads to financial crisis so they sat actually quite strict limits on the losses that clubs could make and the Premier League introduced its own financial fair. Play rules in twenty thirteen and it's transform the finances of primarily clubs because they go from overspending on players wages making losses the overall picture in Europe now is a financial sustainability and Prophet and twenty fourteen massively breached these new rules by making a big loss than they were allowed to when it was assessed in two thousand fourteen cities recorded deficit was a hundred eighteen million euros. You could make maximum deficit of forty five million euros so they could have been banned from the Champions League at that point and UEFA could have been very very hard on them but instead they did a settlement with city and they basically said if you agree not to take some prize money to limit your squad to assert number and also not increase your a couple of sponsorships from Abu Dhabi which seem to be too high than actually it's fine. We're not going to sanction you in any way on city talk that settlement bet gooding lay moved on because they became so successful and competed in the Champions League. After that you actually make so much money from being successful in football from being on television a lot from playing in the Champions League from all the big matches that you hosting that then the finances the money started to come in much more and city started to turn it round to actually become close to breaking even and then they actually started making profits. They weren't under real threat of breaching F F pay after that. It's all things on and off the pitch at Man City but then this big moment happens in one thousand eighteen. Yes so actually came. As a huge shock out of the blue in November twenty eighteen. The German magazine Spiegel had what they called leaks of internal Manchester City emails and actually internally males of UFO's and of other football clubs and organizations which city absolutely defiantly said were hacks that emails had been hacked. And what they most explosively suggested was fat city sponsorships in particular from the Abu Dhabi State Airline. At which is the main sponsor of Manchester City that the money was not actually coming from ETA hat and that what the emails suggested was that. Shakhman saw himself was funding. The bulk of the AD sponsorship. And why would these leaks? Quite so explosive so the level of that sponsorship with tyrod which now sponsors the stadium. So it's actually called the stadium. They wear the etiquette name on their shirts and it also sponsors the campus the academy was sixty seven and a half million pounds so if statement saw as one of the documents showed was actually see paying fifty nine point five million of that sponsorship an attitude was only putting in eight. Then there's two issues number one. The owner is putting in vastly more money. Van was realized but the crucial issue is. It's a question of trust. So city had been overstating the amount of sponsorship getting from atty hot and according to UEFA club had misled them about how they are being financed then just over a week ago. We found out what the punishment for this was. Manchester City have been banned from the Champions League for the next seasons. Lot happen raking so the Valentine's Day gift from UEFA to Muncie city walls to find them guilty of a very serious breach of financial fair play regulations for overstating their sponsorships and have given them pretty much the maximum penalty which anyone really thought city would would face and is a two year ban from the Champions League. Plus thirty million euro fine and that is a major major body blow to the modern months to city the Abu Dhabi Project Manchester City In just about every way initially monster city were furious about this saying that the process was flawed and then last Wednesday the clubs. Ceo Farrand Serena speaking video on their website. The most important thing I have to say today is that the allegations are not true. They're simply not and in terms of the ONA. Put money into the football club via sponsorships. The owner has not put money in this club. The has not been properly declared they've sat. We've got irrefutable evidence. We've got a comprehensive body of evidence that shows these charges Valid. But they've also very much on the attack against you for in its processes essentially accused these people these panels of being biased and of not being impartial and of prejudging it from the very beginning that they were always going to find city guilty am and part of the email leaks was internally males within the club That showed how hostile and confrontational. They actually were to UEFA. Even when we going through the financial fair play process and there were threatening to sue for over just financial fair play itself like try to get financial fair play ruled to be illegal or against European law. I'm what about the fans what they said? It's always hard to generalize about supporters. Because you know there were tens of thousands of supporters city. Supporters generally been very much on board with the new onus BBC five. Live I believe in my cloak and say I'm hopeful that we will over over to. It's very on just the munch finds utilize who are not the day shift is. We'll tell you where we've been on where we are now being banned for two seasons honestly during you make it four seasons mom. It's been fantastic football for people to watch. This is in general a great sense of loyalty towards the ownership and in general a hostility to to be honest to the concept of financial fair play. It's been portrayed as as if it was a plot by the elite. Stop this kind of spending to stop a clock city coming to challenge. How bad is this for a club like Manchester City to be banned from the Champions League? At what does this mean? It's it's a huge body blow to city and I think he can break down the ways in which in which he is and in some ways I mean the financial hit is actually really really high because the they make around more than eighteen million pounds a year from being in the Champions League because you got huge television money from UEFA plus you have the big games that you host. But that's almost the least of it. It's a huge blow to their state thirst and what they've built since Shakhman souls takeover. They've expertly worked on their image as well while being owners of Munster city not to be seen as know a flash Gulf country just spending silly money on players but to be seen as responsible investors and owners and doing all the work in the communities could plas- leave as well definitely. There are at risk of players leaving the risk of the manager. Leaving I mean the manager Pat Guardiola. He a sad that he will be staying at Manchester City. Two hours two hundred percent more than ever but for the players. I mean their reason for being at Manchester City is yes. Obviously they get paid incredibly well but playing. Football is still a short career and two years out of the Champions League. Not For reasons on the field that you didn't qualify but for some you know something not the hierarchy is done. That's come as a sanction from UEFA and then you don't get to play in the Champions League for two years. Is there any potential for the club to be able to appeal? This could the Bombay returned city of said absolutely that they're going to do that. They're going to appeal. And so we now wait and see when that's going to happen and what the outcome of that is going to be.
"manchester city" Discussed on Today in Focus
"When I was growing Manchester in the seventies monster city. I mentioned knighted. Were actually equally. Scott Speaks and successful clubs Manchester City to kick off blues against the reds. The Blues attacking after the late seventies city became this kind of hapless. Club were relegated. The company's collapse years ago of misfortune happened to them and we have the return of very famous center. Forward who played for city called Francis? Ley who came back to take over the club in nineteen ninety four and he coined a phrase that said if there were cups for caucus city would have a trophy cabinet full of them. They had more allegations in the nineties on van they actually went down to the third tier of English football for the first time ever in the history and they were down now with some. You know very small clubs famously. They were only promoted through the playoff final. After an equaliser was schooled in something like the fourth minute of injury time against Gillingham. That was a real ton of watershed a sense that Ghana's Lowe's they could go so as they head into the teeth thousands. What was reputation like across football? I mean I think the people had quite an amiable view of city is the kind of Real Manchester Club that was so different from united and then city up this huge. Look this huge good fortune. That happened to them. Where Monster City Council it bid to host the Commonwealth Games in two thousand and two and to make the stadium sustainable afterward and not be a white elephant. It was designed to convert to be a football ground and obviously mentioned Knighted Harvest Stadium Old Trafford. That seats seventy six thousand people so city even though even though they're in the third tier at the time that the negotiations started was still natural tenant to occupy the stadium. Welcome to suck in IOT on an historic evening for Manchester City Football Club that I ever competitive fixture at their brand new city of Manchester Stadium promote the Premier League in two thousand and two so by the time they occupied the new stadium in two thousand and three they were back in the premier league. And they've not been relegated since then he really change the mindset the club so yeah it's hooked them out of the old ground at Maine Road which was much beloved by the supporters. But I'd also been the home of the ups and downs of the last twenty five years or so and yeah I would say that launch into view that they could now become a solid primarily competitor but even after that things still didn't go smoothly They had local owners and they found the stay. Couldn't really keep financing the club as they wanted to and in two thousand seven city were taken over by this controversial character called Taksin Shinawatra who was actually the ousted. Prime Minister of Thailand. Who had been ousted in a military coup in Thailand and to be honest? That was a point. Where if you were in Manchester City Fan of a certain age? And you've grown up in the nineteen seventies with the local ownership. The the you know the British team it just seemed like the ownership of football clubs in England was becoming quite surreal. At that point it does sound like quite an unusual choice. What happened to him? Toxin not only had a somewhat dubious human rights record for money been the rule in Thailand. But he was also being accused of corruption by the new military government. He only lasted one year. And towards the end of the year his assets were frozen. He was prosecuted corruption and actually became a fugitive from justice with more than one hundred hundred billion dollars of assets frozen by the Thai courts. There's doubt Dr Tax in Canal four to play at the painfully expensive high end community football again. They had a huge stroke of incredible fortune. The Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and investment say they've booked Taksin Shinawatra Cher of the club shade sort of Abu Dhabi. A member of the ruling family and Abu Dhabi was looking to buy a football club at that time city fell into crisis at that time and he bought Manchester City at this point. Just the city had just finished ninth in the Premier League impacted. The new owners have on the club. One thing which they did literally the day they took over which they actually said was a statement of intent. I mean I don't think the takeover was even actually completed and they signed the Brazilian international player Rubio. I hope to show you my best football. I'm bring lots of joy to for thirty two million pounds Mr Thaksin and the Abu Dhabi group either made a lot of effort to bring me here and then when we got to the summer of twenty ten. They signed your tour. The great great midfield player may sign w Silva WHO's turned out to be one of the greatest players ever to play to city Spanish international and then the following summer in July. Two thousand eleven. They signed the Argentinian striker. Sergio Guerra pecan forgot. How much money. They were spending. The Gweru wasn't that famous in this country at that time but they still paid thirty eight million pounds for him. These huge changes mound city man. They were able to start competing with clubs like Manchester United in Oslo at the top of the Premier League. And then we've got the two thousand eleven twenty twelve season. What happened then when they are fake. Open twenty eleven and it was the first trophy first major trophy that they'd won since nineteen seventy six so thirty five years on the had their ups and downs in not season. Twenty seven twenty twelve and then very very famously. Almost like became an iconic moment in the premier league. They played Queens Park Rangers. Actually Rin dangerous getting relegated in the final game of the season which would have won the league but instead of winning easily they were actually losing right into the ninetieth minute the end of the game. They scored an equaliser already into injury time. And then in something like the Ninety Fourth Minimum schooled dramatic winner at the very very end of the game went wheeling off his shirt over his head. I have one in. The stadium went absolutely mad and I mean people instantly burst into tears. There were city funds of a certain age. Who Literally started crying the minute. That goal and it was very very emotional. He pulled obviously look at the money. People sat well just bought the league. They've done this by having an owner from country in the Gulf. Don't have not grown in the way that football clubs used to and that is true but equally football support is a family culture. It's part of people's lives. I mean I I went to that gain basically as a reporter and there was one guy that at known over the years and He always went to the game with his DOT is. That was that and he said he outcomes to now and he was definitely coming to the end of his life and they just wanted to be a game together city. We're going to actually win the league and you know so what it actually means to people is woven into people's lives into people's family lives into people's censor themselves into people's sense of weather from the center of home even with all the money and modern football and how it's structured it was a really remarkable victory landmark in the in the history of.
How Man City Became Banned City
"It's so big. And it's so impressive in in the fact that we're talking about and the fact that you know news stations across the world. If I lied artem you know from Friday night on woods is because I think the size of of city or the clubs are being banned from the Champions League before and Galatasary Turkish slogan AC. Milan Daping Bam this while Icy Milan. This season banned from the Euroleague. I think it's probably the fact that it's Manchester City. And also the factor the other two mentioned we kinda bound for fallen foul of the rules and spending a bit too much but this one. This is more about the seat. This is a club with a long history since eighteen hundred ninety four. This club has been at the very core of a city. That's proud a city. This allowed a city. That's always stood out from the crowd. A club foot all of Manchester. But it hasn't historically been one of the top clubs in England. You know the the sort of long been seen as the second team in Manchester. Yes the modern era. The modern era in English. Football is the Premier League and Manchester United Hopping Kings. Becker again. Nobody will dramatically traveling ninety nine hundred nine. They won the double in two thousand and eight for a lot of years. Manchester City weren't in the premier league. And even when they were they. Were very much an also ran Kanda team. So you know that goes to show the fortunes but really everything changed in two thousand eight when he was purchased by new owner. Toss a little bit about. She commenced or After the show up in Minnesota a chain is a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family. He's the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. And he's the half brother of the current president of the United Arab Emirates. He sits on all kinds of borden bodies including the Emirates Investment Authority on the Supreme Petroleum. Council it sounds some Laaksonen over an Bolom say these worries love me collected. He owns the Abu Dhabi united. Which in two thousand and eight bought Manchester City and his mouth sprawled into not just Manchester City but New York City Melbourne city stakes in and China in. Uruguay gives you a bit of an idea of this guy and I suppose the the influence that he he's not regional and now beyond
UEFA bans Manchester City for two seasons from Champions League
"Sean big soccer news across the big bond Manchester city the reigning English league champions have been banned for two seasons for what are being called serious breaches of financial regulations the union of European football has also find the club thirty three million dollars financial fair play rules limit the amount of money that owners can spend on players wages but it was discovered that Manchester city's owner chic months or of the Abu Dhabi ruling family was funding the club to a third party his country's airline at a
Man City receives 2-year Champions League ban
"How bout this champions league news Manchester city has been banned from the champions league for the next two years after being found guilty of breaching financial fair play rules league announced today the reigning premier league champs will be excluded from the champions league for the twenty twenty one and twenty one twenty two campaigns they've also been fined thirty million
With The New Year Comes Intriguing English Premier League Matches
"Sport no rest for England's premier league football as most of whom will start the new year later with yet another game in the most intense intense period of the season Manchester city against Everton under new boss Carlo Ancelotti is one of the highlights of the day city boss pep Guardiola says his team must quite what card to play better and pray if set to close the gap on runaway
"manchester city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Thank you very much for your contributions to the show. When we returned some final thoughts as we look ahead to next summer's European championships fight? Welcome back just a few minutes left for us to wrap up what has been the draw show for the two thousand and twenty European Championship guys. We've got twenty of the twenty four teams not everybody but Maybe some final thoughts Craig on what well you know oaks my own group Air Force. The Germany imports go but ultimately probably Oh ah get through Italy and Belgium. I think we'll be happy to go is will the Netherlands England. Maybe not quite so much in terms of WHO's in their group and Spain. Ob Particularly I. I think we're going to have a great tournament. Ultimately the shakeup will come down when it gets the Noko I think the group stages will pretty much take kid themselves might be a couple of anomalies but I was against the stages. This is going to become really exciting as negative ads. We were at the beginning of the show that was about the draw in how they set up the draw. It has nothing to do with the tournament. I'm extremely interested to see how the tournament plays out with all those teams and how those all of a sudden now in a group stage of a major tournament other teams are playing away games. And how does that play an impact on that I also think we have to reiterate the last time and it was the first time the European the championships were at twenty. Four teams. Third Place team won the tournament. I keep an eye on that group F. Whoever that third place team may have an easier road and getting through stuff and may have a home game but I think this tournament from the draw is set up better than wasn't I mean for me? I'm looking at the monitors. You Know Roberto. Ah Montana's must be under severe pressure to try and get this golden generation. Finally over the line he's got the experienced management has. How's the players There's no excuse for them not to do it. You'd think dee dee sharp suffer no World Cup and the bank would have money in the bank with the fringe public but it does. It's not so much pressure. The fringe on their team the favorites and they will need to perform. And then you look like Germany who we talked about initial so you'll love. The coach cannot get over another debacle and keep his job. So there's lots of these big court. She's coming in with a huge pressure on the shoulders for different reasons but ultimately we'll be looking at one of these guys wedding they might be one or two storylines along the way but hopefully the one of the big nations that takes us. Maybe the last time in a major tournament we see Cristiano Renaldo playing at a higher level. Because I'd be shocked if he's at the level that he's at in two thousand sixteen in the next World Cup Because does it does and twenty twenty two absolutely Rinaldo says I'm he goes then as we know he's fit. He says he's fit he's fit and I'm in the scored but Mother Nature takes its toll. And here's picking up more engines. Very factor is still going two major tournaments with Portugal. And the fact. He's got over one hundred and sixty caps for his country as testament to a guy who through thick and thin and tons up and good and bad and tries to perform his country and you could Adopt Cup for thirty four years old and he was literally one of the guys that got him into this tournament. Awesome great efforts Layton qualifying. Here's the key dates before we get out of here again. March twenty six to the thirty first will be the playoffs where the sixteen teams that are still alive for. Those four.
"manchester city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Everyone loves story and everyone does. I doubt thank you. We appreciate it very much. When we return on the other side John Champion wrong August down and bring down the three remaining groups for next year old? I got the welcome John. Champion back into the studios here a few more groups together. We are just minutes removing. Not only reason it's been negatively by Mr Negative here for time to reflect. Well if anyone knows about negative all right so we left off groupie. Let's start with group. C that's the group that we played in Amsterdam Westerdam's and Bucharest Ukraine. Actually Pot. One team out of this group. They'll be joined by the Netherlands Austria and then the play off the winner one the incomplete groups here but boy the Dutch. You gotta be feeling pretty good. No John I think you've got to be really good about that. I mean that that group to me plays out in a reasonably straightforward fashion which the the Netherlands Ukraine runners up and the the other two sites and that probably get enough points off the other two to be one of the best third place teams. So I think Australia it really up against that. They've got a couple of talented Alber now. Now to bitch not enough though. I think to threaten the to meet with Austria. They had this very similar going into the euros in France Johnson. Two Thousand Sixteen the other great wrec the qualification into the disaster So again we talked to the foster Groupie groupie group see. I think he'll looking at the favorites in the Netherlands will be pretty happy with what the goal I think. This team is interesting for me primarily because like Italy we. I don't know if they're real yet. Do we well. I you know all the like him but I think rural women's team these managerial roll. Well there to have good young players coming through Obviously I have been champions. League final Semifinal is dead so obviously not been Hob Bob. We'll go beat Germany and Japanese. The best team at the moment but the German and the qualification for your ticket who is going to school the goals and it tastes as we alluded to other. It's going to be a fair way to go some feel particularly.
"manchester city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"To be fantastic fun that group telling me you're opening sense when you look at that group. How are you slotting those teams one two three? Who's your favorite My favorite is France. But when I look at it and it's hard for me to say group at death twin four third-placed teams always going to be one eight assume it is and I go back to two thousand and sixteen group. F was the exact same thing determined. The most difficult group going growing in. Portugal didn't win a single game. They end up winning the European Championship. So I look at it and say yeah while. Portugal has only beaten France one side of the last ten then in Germany having beaten France since two thousand fourteen. I assumed whoever's GonNa Finish third and this is going to get through so while we do say it's a group of death. I look at it and say because for the sixth third place teams going through. I think that takes away from this group more so than in years past. When we'd say Oh wait a minute? One of these teams isn't going through. I love when the director later on site co two. The three manages love they show and Santos underworld set and smiling going. This is a nightmare nightmare because I think the biggest pressure is going to be Yogi. Love the German manager because of the lack of momentum they hide from the World Cup will they would've debacle. This big changes Angie's there in terms of the playing staff experienced players have gone. Did that pick up some momentum. during the qualification process will play better but are finally France against Damn. I also plan Portugal. Portugal or one Lewis. AIDS are so difficult to play against plus a sprinkling of Stardust August with Yang Zhou Felix. A big story for them Mojo for as we're not going to be by the time the tournament comes around. 'cause he's he's met there is no. It's not easy. Cutting injury event is as we speak but ultimately that's GonNa be the headline grip but after Germany.
"manchester city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Your three points clear at the top of the League after a two one. Victory Away Against Alabama's is an early on Saturday. But of course the big game in Spain tomorrow in Madrid Athleti taking on tasks for more than that I said from Gap Antoine makes his return to the Wanda Metropolitano returned to his old club. Athletico Madrid obviously Graffman down the colors of Barcelona and they'll be looking for points to keep up with round Madrid. Who won on Saturday it's funny. When you think about it in some ways you wonder whether I wish we were still there and perhaps wished he was still at the one metropolitan because he's had a tough time of it For Barcelona this season really all of Barcelona. Barcelona haven't played particularly well. They do have some injury still Both fullbacks and Jordi Alba was Monday. Also out which makes things pretty easy for a nest of whether we're going to see that front. Three of Grease Mint Suarez a messy which seems to click only intermittently. I'm backing ready to go and and sneak the win over over Barcelona Barcelona for me still up and down. I liked him in mid week. but I let the at home in some ways as if they drop points here. I think they're mentally at least if not mathematically saying goodbye to the league title and goodness mean we're still at the beginning of December number wage. Wurley for that. Thanks guys. Well let's see what actually goes against the stats. Bossa haven't lost away against Athleti since the two thousand and ten and in a League of evidence against them in eighteen games. Steve you can stop so The gunman either. I'm GONNA miss e I mean messy break. No settlers during the week was absolutely sensational and partnership with Suarez Arrays. I mean I don't see any defense on the planet right now. If the two of them Moraga overnight been able to deal with it. So I like to defy the athletic goals in the NBA score many goals the school one in five of the last six games so I I don't I don't see I don't see all of course we'll be leaving the show tomorrow. Be Sure to join your off on you Stephen However Craig Burley will be joining. CBS give his reaction to that. Big Game.
"manchester city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Have eleven point lead at the top of the table. Steve Nikko. It's over isn't it. In what could a C that means. It's not over. Brits just a little his breath offer I mean it really is the fact the in fact. mathematically it's over about the magically as well because it's a fact that's a fine filigree without soclean dot means is not over but let's be honest they would have to be some uh-huh some incredible problem at Liverpool. They've lost one game in almost a season. A half and the gut you lose four between the end ended the season and everybody else has to win. It seems almost impossible for the chase in park. If a madden look it was a mad watching the game because you could just feel the tension anfield seeping through overseas especially in Alison got sent off during comes on makes that mistake always leaves lease the two two yet again. We're in a situation. Where may we're picking hose regarding livable considering how well they've thought it but it's another game without clean sheen? Yeah I mean something not quite right then we have to point owed so yet may seem considering will the hour our an elite. They'll picking holes but the fact is that you know defensively. The wish aware last season and I think as far as scoring goals and create and clear chances. I think the behind what they've been doing previously as well so it just kinda tells you how good they are we can set hugh. Don't honestly see well. It can be better and it can be better up. The fact is is there right now. Are we bail anybody else. Even with those small small holes it were picking say defensively. I mean this. Today's a great example of what the problem has been for me since the start of the season when you are playing in the Premier League and away from home pretty much scored three goals to make sure you get three points. You can't keep doing that. He come and you go in you castle and you get to an end up with a point because you can't defend and you can't defend because you won't play the defense you have and the lakes of autumn Andy Play in central midfield that in founding dean you at the bike who who doesn't don't give silly goals away but it makes mistakes. The free kick that led to the equalizing goal is as has an experienced experienced in my opinion as I sailed back. You know some folded he can get away with in the middle of the park. You can get a we without twenty five fifty hours for you. Go Celena today. We're GONNA finish second. I think so you know I am thinking well the whole season. I said less than what I'M GONNA win the Premier League and they just get going and going and gone but you know I find that I find it hard to believe that they're going to do the same between now and men and city I did share. That goes out the score. Three goals but capable of DNA. You know the cutest three today Bernardi Silva Djoussouf's for those chances. I sterling had one rates at the end so they could have had five. No question bought the days when you don't take those chances because you can't defend the bikes actually the buck. Save big surprise then city couldn't get the win away against new call so you could argue the biggest surprise though at Stamford Bridge Chelsea. Great runner form take on Western westbound side of looked terrible of late. Yes West time. We got the win. You don't surprise considering what we thought leading up to the Game I. I said that couldn't find a positive for West Ham because they hadn't shown anything they hadn't shown the defend there hasn't really shown that going forward the go to goals and the one thing that hasn't really shown was off eight and of course Chelsea upbringing swashbuckling. But have them watch the game and thinking voted no westbound get a free week. It's a London. Darby is a great opportunity to show some spirit. Better Chelsea have to Champions League mid week and it was a crazy game at Valencia for the foster ninetieth up and down and autumn and not as a huge physical age that I think waste. How mahad going into this game? Plus the fact frank no understanding because chomping league because he he has to make changes he can't just keep fighting the same eleven so he leaves Conti Up. You know ends up how how many please you ru Explained Pedrosa Valley on Yeah so allied with a the physical the physical aspect over the they had to go through during the week. The changed the team. And then West Palm Komo ensures something Sean for most of the season and is just pure pew fight and desire and determination. I mean I'll always times baseball's in my opinion. What defenders that tells you that Chelsea? Well the well no. But they just didn't have the extra sting in the legs and couldn't produce it when I when I- extra string extra thing is being applied by Tommy Abraham. The father sees them they just showed how much they are going to miss him. He needs to get back sooner rather than later. Obviously the most has genius of because we just utter well. Let's say if you don't have a proper backup to your strike and that was ever which seemed a strange thing to see. We're talking about a French international. A Guy Woke Up. Ah World Cup weather but is best. jrue assured he can put the ball in problem is he's not he's not planning. He's not kick the ball highly season. So you can expect him to step on the field and do with Tommy. Abraham's is being done because he's been a huge surprise to me. I didn't think he had the ability. But she'll far he's selling meetable mean well. How three wins three Josie Marina Spurs three cruising Zing? Boom if I could have got late one as well the Cruzan Cruzan for for maybe fifteen twenty minutes and as for me Spurs. Yeah three now up here but it could have been a couple known born with boomer thin fos half no question. I'm from me could have been a couple of goals all they had CIANCI's it opportunities but they didn't tell them and I think that's the biggest difference for these these two teams today you know. They've got daily hourly they've got. Ken didn't even school. You know the they've got who can funny things off because I think if bullman Bournemouth both had some finishes the game on a whole different plus if fact you see at three no beware crews. Yeah the foster until the second goal and and for me it it was an even game after that it was a spell went three. It was like well. Let's lay so then deficiencies that the shoulders particularly from the stop. This season defensively came back to your home. Just remind you of the Games are taking place tomorrow. And the Premier League some interesting encounters also also of course the first game in which is in charge away against Norwich city. Meanwhile Sheffield United.
"manchester city" Discussed on The 2 Robbies
"They played one the last one yeah. I know i know th that's ah. I think in that there's there's exciting things that might happen in the future. Ben rogers interesting letter city how he might go next season but i think i would go gilgen club. No well just because of the jump perkasa the because the story because of the difference of the race because of the the way that this team is is is so balanced than it's been so powerful how often always at the game and found ways to win. Remember is different parts of the seasons change most centers position to try and get tactically kept going with the same players rotated may great <unk>. I think you know jump in from where they were to where they are right now and elevating the level of this club yoga club as a spectacular job kinda and i just one more in the going rough the nita's rob newcastle unite the different circumstances different manage aged team could be could be heading to jump ship so which begs the question of the rougher which is a really interesting question that we'll be. We'll be checking news every day to find out. It's contracts up with newcastle united. We'll go right and i think i definitely remember saying. I think it's going to be is not season. Does he have to put up with this every single season. It doesn't have to put up with it but you have the choice. I pink if newcastle cough convinced him off giving being claimed that they'll they'll they'll much ambition. He'll stay why it's a magnificent nissim football did if you can get fifty percent going to capacity is is better than most. They love him to the point where they sing his name aimo than any other player. You can tell you look the community looked at that global so important is shown that can keep team up is basically put the ball in my cashways cool. Give me a chance to compete with what he said and that's what was brilliantly phrase. He wants to give him. He's not asking the billions. Give him some money so we can improve the team and so they're not fighting what other clubs to you think that he might think you know. I'm i'm not gonna turn this contract down. I am tennis contracts and i would go to witch clubs the whether it's now whether it's maybe in six months or when something goes wrong which ones of the top six because i think like you said you cuss united is a massive club so anything underneath that he's not bothered so manchester united any india any moment of time in the future where that might that might have no for me not for me i don i just don't feel the fits for him and much night also football club if you need para hands with two years to give them time to whatever likely in the bridge bridge tottenham porch yes if i needed to be just i need something she'll say from. Do i know we'll play good football and keep keep things going. Rougher benches can be money showed chelsea went in. I was an interim guy on the police even go back to chelsea would no i think that's done so they didn't didn't mean to take to him did he because he's got a manchester city which isn't going to happen so there isn't there's not many places primarily khalil spe know what abbott evitable certainly deserves more than what he's getting from my casualty in <hes> we'll have to see how long goes so my friend twenty eighteen in twenty nine season. Please download that you will be showing up. Podcast review the show let us know what you think so and one of the tonci gracie's ever he's manchester city that finished top of the table and make it about tie wins and with the f._a. Cup still to comb it could be a first domestic treble the path and these men the council f._a. Cup party after next weekend's big fixture for now. Thanks for listening. I'm he's must oh together through. The two roby's good not me honest goodbye good night..
"manchester city" Discussed on The 2 Robbies
"Polka people say lukaku people save marcus rush foot looks brilliant sometimes an enormous the dow so that's an issue that you know you'd say how i i guess he's got to decide who he thinks is capable of being consistent and who is best players are we we. We've talked about out in kushner funds. We're not talking about so liverpool liverpool. These been a culture created where you couldn't get away with that. Newgen club up system not working not play when we cannot deal with it. You couldn't get away without munches united you. Can i saw the second goal for cardiff today today. Defensive midfield players will walk in black. I mean not that. That's going to be tactics rope. That's nothing to do with that's to do. Who was what's inside you and if not rally you know all these whatever contracts you've got. You've got to start say we got. We got to go again. I gotta move you've they saw an empty installed rebuilding again and and that just goes full circle to the fact that they've spent. I think just short of a billion dollars since josiah marino left and we're now talkin rubio about huge clear alex sawyer zero six years yeah a billion dollars and now we're saying that mediocre full circle go back to the ownership to the people responsible for recruitment enough edward would and should never be getting to stage munched a and and luckily gonna solve show played against him new saw him a few times outside of football lovely guy tide of eighteen plus glories now tied of hearing about las glories. We've gotta start getting to go. What else should we the united. It's fun the cold front that he's shown trouser correa chevy's in twelve games that he could get much playing some of their kind of football the funds one. That's <hes> that's only shown drop-off. <hes> how much is the players just cannot enough fit or how much does the oregon social couldn't continue to inspire this group. You shut it today. We're back. I said to you before we were just doing a little kind of preview of each mogae said nah not much not much on this one and until you when he didn't correct but you certainly said nothing. This is back. It's a big game for much of only gonna social last game in charge. You las game this season. In charge of you not team failing failing failing just put in a good performance winning three or four on hill that doesn't make shit right everything but at least they people go away with the feeling in the mouth start thinking about what preseason is going to the moment mobile mansion mansion hearty mentioned auntie pick where they are. They finished. I'm them that's been say football all the time pre he. Season doesn't go so well. You don't do things go well. Listen you start the season ten games a gun usa in eleventh place. We we've seen all the time particularly from mid table teams the that we think are okay like born with maybe for this season that the great and then to agenda seasons drop-off chop off season after they start the same bright allows yeah it's hard to change that funk and united might be different because the money with some changes but we know from other examples of bringing in lots of places superclub takes time i just this is gonna take a long time as well so far away but somebody's got to take the patients the understanding to say a long term strategy. This isn't a quick fix. This isn't by three plays much not again. It ain't not man just mediocre the players you said right the ones that are not mediocre. Yeah wanna leave. Well these large proper not too happy. Talk you saying you would mongo go for another year because the contract triggered so not only is it gonna be hard to find really good players but the ones want want to go amassing issue in itself so so call blimey talk about a big job for manager as an inexperienced manager happy to be wise after event. Don't loot right well listen. We ain't got talent listeners from from day one..
"manchester city" Discussed on The 2 Robbies
"Demand. It doesn't know the owner. It doesn't football if he doesn't know those go to get somebody else does know that he knows the commute the the but he knows he doesn't know the football so go and get the best foot while you can't. This is this is. This is a good friend of mine raw brighton a good friend of mine. I'm not gonna say his name but this is what he does. He restructured football clubs from the very top and he said to me. I don't like to work with chief executives or i have to work with the owner because the owner is the only guy the consi- insight chief executive run everything now sorry mate. We're going to change it to a football guy to a commercial guy. So you say not support ego if like it doesn't want to let go. He thinks he should he should he want. If i was ed wood and not listening to those boos chaffee i'm hearing would without getting immediate payment haven getting criticism. I do get around you. Find the best guy a months. You not only to work thing. I have no idea why i know i know aw but this guy who does it for career for a living all over by the way and different sports all over america as well very very experienced. You've been a high level clubbing as well. He said if the owner doesn't want it the chief execs in this case that we don't necessarily want <hes> dilute rose and make these decisions ona ona hood. Tell him that you would say he wouldn't wanna what with the ownership doesn't do if the owners on that involved because he doesn't look to me like the glazes also what your saying we go big problem here. We've got a big problem manchester united. If the ownership groupon taking around zone correct put the person isn't they put in charge doesn't know the football listen. This ship is not being led by would isn't it so he's saying khalil. Football teams real football teams. We might not have only social a permanent manager. That's real fulton's <hes> yeah. It's it's stunning. Let's swing it to the place. Yeah swimming should know how much of building john you know we. We weren't sure what this was capable off off with. A different managers and social goes in them like wow he go. This is what they're capable of and now they've they've totally totally foreign off. A cliff left yeah mediocre. Let me tell you the majority this group is mediocre and if you already know and josie uh-huh crazy because that's the way they could do it and being concede gold they sort of the biggest achievement looking back you'd have to say he was mediocre group of players who played for manchester united. What did you first of all i. It's it's it's extremely worrying that this team can up themselves to look amazing and then can be awful so you oh you know you're not finds talk to me about these. Places is the place for a conscious switch on one week and then just forget about the next week. We know the high profile guys that you could guys that you could point there on of course poor..
"manchester city" Discussed on The 2 Robbies
"The problems are bad results will surely find a winning way to at the end of the season that we heard the boos ring out the end of the game and i'm going to shock talks about. We're not good enough for sixth right now. That's not mine united well at the moment and i'm hearing about united what they should be and this is manchester united and all this stuff they call a work to do whether it's from the very top of the football club which i think the problems go to that situation with the glazes to at woodward to the manager now to the plays and they all take that little bit of blame but aren't you a you shocked rob how it went from really poor pneumonia to like wow this is this is more like this is what these players can due to like drop off a cliff. Stop playing while i'm when saul show came in and i think the reason why the job was he came in and i i think in in twelve games at one time in driven beaten any phase twelve the mind is little bit of what months that used to be and everybody. Everybody jumped onto this we all we play with a smile on the face but actually this group paint. Let me tell you exactly where thinking and and gave this little. Oh bethel last night depending on where we were before. They lose two nil home to call it of all teams. They're becoming less relevant snotty. You just said devote leagues. Go go awesome chelsea. Champions leagues go spurs in liverpool city when the tiles england munch not world. I mean the second second music. When you play school full. They'd be in the shield. You know when you got knocked out of the competition in very good. I mean my interest interesting onto. The moment need to understand where they are and i'm talking about. This is huge are looking to sell show. Let's deal. Let's say he lasted lasted three years and three years time it'll be ten years since much touted. When a tile we could be talking about united going back in the wilderness. If we don't care what happened to liverpool said it would in nineteen ninety two thousand nineteen season in liverpool hadn't won in thailand and how liverpool got back to the top almost the very top it could get top of european football the chimpanzee they win they go that rubio with a change of ownership <hes> <hes> with john henry fenway sports taking over and reorganizing restructuring a director of football made some appointments differ managers and they found the right gone on yoga club. The glazes have to take control of this club if <hes> if they're interested enough if their hands on enough and say you know what there's got to me too director two main guys a commercial guy football guy and it's as simple as that right now. They've got one guy doing both ed woodward remarkably. It'll be getting a device off different people. I'm sure maybe ferguson and would is making huge full boarding decisions and he's got no qualifications experience or try record to do that. Different manager appointments is okay. Do certain signings certain extensions a now of course jumping quickly to appoint oughta social rub when they didn't need to now now is the time end of season saying if if if if you haven't it'd be like now okay. This is a big job <hes> who are going to get ah because it's not going to be this guy too quick but i'm believer in. We all wear we all so you've got edward within this situation all the social in the money just job now well. How do we fix this. That's where we're out. Well you know edward with isn't just gonna walk away. Gonna sell say just become big places now. So what in what both people need men need help. All the social needs to write technical guy to start building you. You just said however liverpool liverpool liverpool. I'm gonna go back over one season. This has been emmy or full year progression yeah now mention. I have the same opportunity but always show. The people in charge can make those cool well. That's what i'm saying is that that's what i'm saying. The collect the glazers chango and get guy he can go and find the technical guy who can put the building blocks in process and they can start the prosise owner should demand..
"manchester city" Discussed on The 2 Robbies
"Golden state golden glove because you clean sheets yeah to an unclean she so that that's great we know about defending players. We know about the business to bring an end any roberson alex trent agenda arnold of course as well. It's done a great job. <hes> on those plays up front. I mean that good ages. They're good ages to carry on so there's no question an incredible leap has has been made by liverpool football club with this manager now continuing the improvement process and for me rob. There are a whole new level. You know the whole club club. Now will take this as a benchmark this the way we train. This is the way we play you know. This is the energy the spirit can you you know i it will last and it was stay relevant that lift for football club that this team has got to a point where anybody coming in or younger players trying to get a first team. This is the level now that there are and and you know going forward next season. I have no reason to think they not going to be strong or even stronger. I think you might and in that little pools. Ah recent years were vying for fourth spot in the league and just make it china's a whole different. This is a title challenging gene outfit now should be over so so they could go back to being a four and just don't get the sense you you'd jump has meant that the top level now. I think you look at the group of players. I think one or two might go out rob. I think he might freshman alphabet and we see daniel storage. I think yeah there's talking about game last game today. Live paul marino the contracts are up to these plans could leave <hes> recruitment krugman been good a little high does he stay big cooled on a couple of that she kyrie we've seen in and out but just go into that next level. I think the it'll be backed by the owners. They'll get it and obviously they've got champions. League fulfill to look forward to as well yeah they have. I mean just looking back to defining moments and we mentioned a few few times today on the on the leroy sonny's golfer muncie. John referred when city beat liverpool at home. They needed to beat them. They were sevens hind lost that game that have been ten points behind. It's been a huge game and sanni schools that goal to inflict the first premier league loss for liverpool without that goal. If i won one one it's different win the league and they're they're invincible visible win the league probably a hundred points yeah when the lee yeah i it's just thus the difference <hes> back then when liverpool drew those couple of games rob yeah. We know how yeah you'd be lying. One loss all season lost souls those rules. We posted on our show like well. You know you don't win then yeah. It's a couple of those have been the different. It's it's such an achievement by this man. I think is managing beautifully. We should we just spend a moment because we we do give you know nothing on the saint louis on on our show we we give a pep guardiola plenty of praising and in terms of what's doin' club has a house how's singlehandedly his personality and seal all over this football club money's deep brilliantly presently when he asked you have to go with plays. He doesn't seems you'll have strong. Words and people know you said the allison thing. Maybe messing around a little bit with bulls. Don't live a mentioned donnacha beckett visit. There was the jim henderson one time when he took him off in one of the games and you went to shake henderson's on then did locked-in away and went sit down down and and called him back and put into him and now didn't initial cans and that's a money didn't make a big thing of of it because people were saying..
"manchester city" Discussed on The 2 Robbies
"Me. You and i think we were number said let's see let's see what happens again. Next time around one again being pushed to the very limits by liverpool but again but tobacco may have been on three times didn't win the trump say but which will can premier league era of teams that we've seen whether where we thank you well all this the question is is it the best ever team we've seen at a club side of england okay now i was of the thought i need to see more time another season which we see now a lot my argue and by the way this is not me so i think i think they are the best that the i i told you in fact tell the trophies tell you they might do <hes> make history again by winning the domestic treble the league cup the permanent permanent tile on the f._a. Cup if they can beat <hes> what for next weekend some people might say that trump is going to be part of it. There's been plenty of other teams from england. This won the champions league league and without that trophy. I would get an argument if somebody makes an argument undersung argument like yeah but does that does a champion. We've seen plenty of champions. League win been no any of the best teams in europe. No you need the best teams in england. You know it's a cup competition so so i actually don't feel it should be the organs orion should be all this. We've played in and we can only took by watson liverpool great teams. We've seen played against the munch teams against the awesome great teams we have what's the chelsea teams grocery marino not period in terms of what they do and how they do it on top of the bunch. I think so i mean the the way that they play is so difficult to pull that off. Yeah yeah yeah you can you cannot get any and everybody styles different defensive counterattack back in the chechen county and marino we didn't see that with austin on united for the in the liverpool team of the eighties robert brilliant brilliant football but just this total afoot ball from back to front the amount of goals the amount of entertainment that consistency thirty two wins out i mean can you just imagine that by the way that's two seasons on the spend thirty two of the thirty eight games that's games over two seasons six games people lose in a month. Yeah i just find that remarkable given and it's a few years ago now but we know what it what it was like to play against the size and you run yourself into the ground and one nineteen to come with beckham and gigs and roy keane's skulls and all them wow that yeah and then night beat you cool. They got every week on the way uh home. We've run ourselves into the ground to try and beat them. They be us. They have to every other week away from home so i i know how hard it is but also playing that style they pulverize is everybody nobody without presses. I'm rob. Nobody presses them or very few because you press him. You leave space behind yourselves. They are going to hurt you and the football all on getting in behind that we've analyzed a few times with with these patterns that they make to try and get behind the full bucks. It's been putting into watch billing to all chen <hes>. They've been pushed all the way up up by the team. Who finished second. Do you know all in quite rightly getting the credit and applauded so th th th this campaign many of the us they wanted to i would with ninety seven points but let pool. It's is this a case of a stall in point for liverpool with you can clock to go on from rather than and i mean we've seen little pull in the past and the go close and then it fell away. You just don't get the sense. He's gonna happen this time because the team's veteran team is better which is better. I mean everything about you. Know the the play twenty six zero dollars for up to eighty four million dollars that made a few little rix early yeah <hes> it lasted ten the bug waikele and after that nothing <hes> in terms of when the golden.