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Caught Offside: Staring into the abyss

Caught Offside

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Caught Offside: Staring into the abyss

"Caught offside with andrew gummy and jj. Davani o yes. Off-side new york city apartment in brooklyn is only. Jj what's up. Hello andrew s spring his growing. It's a beautiful day going to get up to sixty today. I believe you're listening to weather. Chaff on caught off site. No but this is big sixty. Yeah i maybe not today but across across the week i think we're gonna we're gonna hit sixty at some point which we haven't seen in a while. Now that's fantastic. That's that's the kind of news i love to hear. I'll listen to this weather chat podcast anytime more. News like that What a podcast soccer podcast that we have forty coming up here today. There's a lot to get to on this one Obviously a lot happened in the primarily over the weekend and into monday. We'll discuss all of that. We have i've taken out multiple. Worry amador's For christian pulisic and bail back honors for. Just how back gareth bale is. It will measure up on those things and see where where we rate Let's see the manchester darby. Of course we'll get to that. Liverpool is is in the moment right now. Jj that. I think you'll want to address or not address. I guess we'll see mailbag red cards meta the matches. The big one is a huge one. I i i just get so excited about these podcasts. Now dave being absolutely massive during this pandemic and i look forward to this every week andrew. I i can't wait to get back into the studio nanda. Jostle you a jostle me like my older brother. Noel like steve. Bruce matt ritchie. Which we'll get to later was jostling last week. We just missed it for our podcast. There was there was some training ground. Ructions andrew and i wanna talk about them but you are right. Though that i mean i i wanna say it feels the pandemic. It's so i'm so. I'm so over it and had i mean obviously we all have been basically. We're coming up on one year right. I essentially view. This thursday is march eleventh. And for me. I kind of view that as like everything before march eleventh twenty twenty normal and everything after march eleventh twenty twenty was not one year this thursday. I'm about to reach my one year anniversary. Where i well at this point. Now if i'm tracking correctly tracking and tracing my mind i had covid was was was incubating inside of me last year. Which is a lovely thought for this time. Yeah yeah so. I had it about roughly because other people at the at the event where i believe i got it got it got it badly so i feel very very lucky right but it. Yeah it's around about a year. And i lost my sense of taste and smell. Some people would say never had that sense of taste. Is it back by the way. I haven't asked it's fully back but it took away. That was the middle of summer before everything was hundred percent back last the middle of last summer and Yeah it was around this time saint patrick's day last year. I stopped being able to taste. Things zubeir tweeted out anybody else like a covert can't taste or smell things and i went. Oh it's funny. Because he re rudy gobert the jazz. Like i feel like he's treated as though he's patient zero because it's kind of his positive tests that just it's funny how i can't tell if that incident in that basketball game i view that as the delineation point of when the virus really took off do i just view it that way because i'm so sports centric but so you don't think march eleventh like the. Is it just a coincidence. That most people view march eleventh as like d day in corona viruses impact in the united states. And that was the night that that basketball incident occurred. I don't know maybe it's all just a concoction in my own head. I don't know. I go by the time december the day before patchy stay where i was gonna have a canned guinness on. Couldn't taste it so it was all just so surreal. What people were thinking how scared people were how long people thought they'd be working out of their house. I remember people saying know month two months and then yeah okay. Andrew are stuff. We've moved studio. Santo are stuffing box. We saw by. Actually yeah i boxed it all up and It's been moved into the new caught. Offside towers which i must say are not really as good as the old caught side out. So i'm not gonna lie. I'm not gonna lie but one day just to see just to be in there again and and do a show with you. Live in person it. It will be nice. But let's get into this show right now. My friend and let's start in manchester with manchester derby over the weekend and only once again getting one over pep and once again like seemingly this the only coaster ride continues as you know. Manchester never had these these down moments and then they just come back with reckless abandon and that is the case once again is It is only piercing peps armor as he has been known to do over the last couple of years. Can i begin with a meaty stat. Stat. that's going to sustain you throughout this week. Andrew one among the sixty seven managers pep guardiola has faced more than three times across all competitions as top-flight boss. Only going to stall shower is the only one to have beaten the spaniard. Spine your four more often than he has lost to guardiola three. So he's beat like guardiola in all his match-ups is ahead except against ole gunnar solitaire studs. Pretty pretty amazing. It's amazing and it's just more proof of how only continues to do just enough to always keep his head above water. Yeah like he has just enough of those kinds of statistics that make you think okay. Well let's let's keep going with this guy but this was incredible but this one has significance beyond manchester united it. It has significance for manchester city because they've manchester city. It'd be receiving something of a car nation over the last few weeks i know entering the most important phase of the season on the domestic front and the european front only is the one that has told europe in in a loud booming voice. This team has a glass jaw. This team you can get them. Yeah i i suppose i mean maybe it sends that message or maybe it was just one bad day for manchester city. They they weren't gonna win every game the rest of the season right. I mean we started to think that maybe that was possible. But that's probably unfair expectation. It's just go ahead. i know. I think it's worth. It's worth noting that the game started in a fashion united got on the front foot saw early and the game started in a way that you wonder if gabriel his zeus. Doesn't do what he does. Maybe i mean maybe this game pans out different is no maybe about. It would pano differently for sure gabrielle. Jesus was he. I'm he tackled anthony marcial. He shouldn't even have been in zone. Andrew there were four defenders between marcial and the goal was moving across there was there was no reason for gabriel. J zeus to embody one of the great pop culture characters. Over time and let. Let's have a listen to what that moment sounded like as gabrielle. Jesus interjected in the game on for better than we usually do And we got it just right in so yeah gabrielle jesuits went full leroy jianghuai. Did he do it. I've no idea he's the wrong side. There's just no danger. I think. I think he if i'm if i'm correct in the lead up to the golden d lose a throw in or did he did. He was he what was it was like forty seconds into the game maybe quickly dispossessed and and you know that russia blow to the head i gotta get the ball back at gutter redeem this minor minor and that changed the whole complexion because like all they're gonna soldier and his pre-game comments said how he's going to counterattack. Because you're not gonna see that much a ball against manchester city. And he did exactly that. But what city did. Zeus laid out was was perfect for united. Listen guys you're gonna to get a goal so early that it means. You don't have to do the things you're not good at. And what are the things united aren't good at. They're not good at pretty much. Anyone taking control of the game and going after the opposition like being the one that's on the front foot so city put them on the front foot they give them this start and united. The game plan was perfect to exit executed excellently. They added a second goal should of third when they did win. The ball back was brilliant upfront. You know it's not just that city were handed them this this amazing opportunity to take the game in the direction they wanted to. You know you were good too. Yeah although i will say this you say. Take the game in the direction. They wanted to when united scored that early and now hindsight is what it is we saw at city. We're just off on the day And some credit to the united of course as well when city go down a goal so early. There was part of me that kind of thought. Oh like okay this. They've been poked now in this game in a way that they haven't been in a while and i was excited to see how they would respond as a neutral. I thought that game would open up. You know we've had concerns about manchester united's defending points throughout the course of the season and city are in this great yarmouth themselves and i kinda thought. Okay that's an early goal. City are going to be forced to plan the front foot. Now this could we could be in for a three to four to kinda game and that for manchester city it just for whatever reason never materialized. I want to just stop you there for a second. When are we concerned about. United's defending really. We're we're concerned about united defending when they're lindelof. Maguire like twenty five yards from goal are wamba. Soccer is twenty yards from goal. Not when they're you know sat in on the eighteen compaq tight to banks like the nbc coverage was very good at halftime where they showed bruno fernandez best first-half moments and what were they they were screening sitting right in and screening it. Wasn't you know great play. Our great inventiveness do that in the second half. We felt it was more sitting screen. Defend the last place. I want harry. Maguire really are are victim to lava or whoever you any united defender you put in there in the center center by position is far from the goal is up the field so when they get to sit in now what do you do. You still have to defend and they defended but more than that for me andrew. They took their opportunities. They got two left. Like luke shaw dominated down that left hand side in a way. I don't think pep guardiola was ready for. And he found on the second goal to soft center. The manchester city midfield. So you got to give credit united for what they did. I the best thing i can say about united was when they did get the ball back off city and they countered they look dangerous and that is that is great credit to them. Because you know this is manchester city. And you're not gonna have the the ball very much at all and when you do have it. You have to make account and really good games marcie. Out hot. he should admit it three yes. You're absolutely right. Only star became the first manager of manchester united history to win each of the first three road. Manchester darby's competitions The club itself has won three straight road. Manchester darby's in all competitions for the first time since a streak of four between ninety three and two thousand. Oli that kind of leads to this question that i wanted to ask you about this kind of weird year that it's been for manchester united and i know where they sit on the table. It's it's a nice spot to be in. Of course not necessarily where manchester united want to be but second in the table behind a really good city side for most teams is ideal and i guess. The one question is with regards to the united. Should they be better than they are. Everybody knows phen- on this and the answer is yes. They should be better than they are. But i'm gonna. I'm gonna take a backseat on this one. So one is basically on the same mindset as me on the same page as and i'm going to let their words speak for me because this is i- whitefield. I was reading matthew stafford on football three six five. This is it manchester. United have shown they can take four point zero to six games ago. Excuse me four points. Four points out of six against the best team in the land this season but their title challenge was undone by the lack of a coherent plan to break down deeper defenses despite every single fan identifying that as an issue dot is the issue as one of the reasons pep. Guardiola will be absolutely annoyed about what happened the weekend. Look at the run of games came in on you know. United weren't firing on all of a sudden draw points to west brom sheffield united. No with palace right before this. Yeah they had been pretty poor yet. They'd be they'd been really poor and and for me and i think it's what matthews alluding to it's not a boat united being able to beat a city or put in and performance that can beat a top site because we know they can do that. It's a boat beating the other side's it's about being on the front foot and when you're told to go and play. Can they be inventive creative enough to do that. And that's the hard part i think i. I think if anything this season the showing us defending deepen a little block. Is the easier part of organizing football team attacking the harder part. Yeah you know. It's funny because so much is made. Jj of manchester united struggles against the other big six now granted. They've had success against manchester city. Oddly enough but against the other one's not only do they not win but they don't score goals. Then they'll know what chelsea the thrashing they got at home against tottenham so much made those because those are the glamour fixtures. But let's be honest if they had just if they had done that if all of those performances against other big six sides had remained the same and they had just taken care of business against the teams that they should be beating. They'd might be right in this race with city. Maybe not in. I but at least we'd have reason to be interested That'd be i believe. I think it was in the same piece that matthew wrote debbie. Appoint off the. Just be a point off if they'd if they'd done their business against the d. Smaller sites. Louis van hal popped into my head remember last season. He took issue account. Remember how it came about what he took shots at soldier for something that was sade and i don't know if he took shots but he said essentially social is a defensive manager and that he wants to play on the counter-attack all the time and i think that is not as one of the problems as well for united. Because what do you do against you know. Look at west brom. What do you do against the site. That's not going to have the bowl. You've got to be creative. And that's the big issue for me. What only gonna share and it always has been is can he do the tactical work the patterns of play all the things in the final third. That jurgen klopp was able to do the thus that thomas is able to do that. All the top managers. Nato's minute are able to do. Is that within them. Kenny create that manchester united attack. Because it's not good enough to say what he's been saying all along. We're going to get back to first principles. We're going to do what's her. Alex ferguson's teams did counterattacking side. That was quick down the wings. Quick through the center. I mean that is true. But alex ferguson's teams also dominated the ball past the ball on we're able to create in a number of different ways and and that's the challenge for solitaire now otherwise andrew. We will be looking at because he's not going anywhere. Next season will be exactly the same as this season if he can't figure that part of the game out. Well we'll see. I mean look from last season to this season they are. They are twelve points ahead of where they were a year ago at this time which is something remember. They were top of the table in january. Which it's amazing that we're just kind of roughly two months on from that and they're out of the title race. Yeah so it. It happened quickly and like we said it happened because they weren't able to perform against the lower sides in the table and last bit for me on on manchester united. They do have good names in attack. But you are right in that. It doesn't seem that they're able to get the most out of them now. I personally i still don't know. Is that also shire. Is that some of these guys not performing up to the level that they should be mark ogden points out marcial rochford mason greenwood and the injured edison kabbani have just thirty six goals between the season. he he goes on to say. If erling haaland harry qena robert levin dossier was in the squad. Many of those draws and defeats could have been turned into victories. Yeah true. I see that i see that point. I take that point but look at united second goal andrew. It's a piece of individualism. I on henderson's part to a good throw out which allows luke short step into the ball and suddenly get in behind united's defence. Our city's defense. That's that's not. That's not like some intricate pattern of play where someone drops deep gets on the ball and sets things in motion. That was a brilliant piece of individualism from luke. Shaw and so what i guess. What united really need is a more coherent attacking plan. And i'll keep saying that last bit on this game related but it was just the most to know. Jj is to know what you were gonna get in this poll. I saw you put up a poll before the game about the The greatest manchester bands of all time. Yes and you had new order. The smiths the stone roses and happy mondays. Yeah i was a little puzzled. I thought doesn't feel like we're seeing feels like one is missing yup for sure And then i look at some of the comments. Jay wolfe commented on twitter. Wow not even putting on the list at natron. Nineteen eighty-one wrote on asked. If you were trying to start a fight with gallagher. I mean it was and then like those comments i was like. Yeah this is this is. Jj if they're even if there's a hint of mainstream quality he's gonna disregard them. No that's where we have here. This is mainstream famous. This is the guy who in the before times went to see both gallaher brothers individually under solo tours in new york. So you can't say that. What i'm saying is all those bands that came before oasis. Like you talk about noel. Gallagher's influences you know noel gallagher's main guitar influence was johnny marr of the smiths so all these bands came before a waste is and that means that there does that mean that they're greater than oasis. Like well i only if you're not a for never passed them. If you're asking me which is a better bond marcy in the smits our wastes than i mean. Then we we should first of all. I'm not necessarily saying they had to win the poll. I was surprised that they couldn't even make the list. That's all okay. You know what maybe there was other binds that missed out. James missed out. You know you could put james. James of probably had more commercial success in the united states than a waste his hat. I mean james you go to a bar you. You're likely to hear song by james. What is i'm opening myself up here. There'd be vulnerable. What is a song by james. I'm not familiar. This room isn't by and you'll hear that in every single buyer in america across america. So you know there we go. It's maybe maybe i was being a bit unfair hipster. It's okay it's who you are. And it's why i love you. I'm a hipster. Because i liked this mets unbelievable. Pretty much all right. Let's move on now and let's get sad hipster on the line so liverpool. Jj just. i don't know you talk about beating a dead horse. this is now just like an ongoing theme. This is not just kind of like it doesn't feel like some little bad patch at they're going to snap out of. I just keep wondering. How has this deteriorated so quickly rarely if ever have we seen titled or title teams from a year ago perform this way in their following season. It's this is. This is bizarre. Andrew liverpool are breaking all records absolutely breaking all records but in the wrong way. I read this this morning on. espn afc. it's the first time ever put up last six matches in a premier league season. Okay now good but never mind that. It's the first time they've succumbed to six home defeats in any campaign since nineteen fifty three fifty four when they were relegated after finishing rock bottom of the old first division andrew. I am no longer staring into the abyss right now. Things have changed. There's in the update. I have entered the abyss. I've bought a house in the abyss. I'm getting my post forwarded to the abyss. that's dark. thanks to peepshow for that one. I mean the whole form has crumble sense. Big fat sam rolled into town on december. Twenty seventh liverpool's six consecutive defeats of come in the space of forty six days. Starting with a two one loss against bernie but really the dip in home form started with that woman draw. West brom being And then you see some of the names on the list brighton and fulham nor disrespect but everton Preview the previously gone four years and sixty eight home league matches unbeaten before the surprise result against the clarence saw the rot set in and what was once an impenetrable fortress. It's it's unbelievable. This team just looks. I don't know when we'll win. Again is a better question. You name any team right now. And i'd fancy we lose to them. We made scored one. What are we scored one goal in twenty seventeen art in two thousand seventeen in two thousand twenty one at anfield. It's hard to fathom. And i think it's the strangest part of this because you know we we. We always talk about injuries. And whether or not they're an excuse or reason you know like virtual van dyke all the injuries that they've had to that that single position is huge and had dented their hopes of repeating as champions the season. I think we would have understood that especially with manchester city being in the form that they're in but i do think at a certain point. Injuries are now becoming an excuse. If you're gonna lean on them for liverpool looking this bad. I think we i think liverpool could have under normal circumstances. I guess withstood those injuries and still been a top fourteen. This is something different. This is either fatigue for players had just a frenetic pace over the past few seasons under klopp. this is bad form for players. Like trent alexander. Arnold is an. are you seeing anything. Most solid today. Their stories about maybe. Psg being interested in him. This summer he spoke earlier in the season about Potentially showing interest in moving on and as agent when when he was hooked against chelsea last thursday his agent tweeted just a full stop. Which was i thought. It was strange that he was chasing the game. That you're klopp. Took them off but okay. Yes has been turned. It just feels like to be to be in the state that they're in right now. It's got to be more than just the injuries. The injuries are a reason for a drop off but not a total collapse and especially against some of the lesser sides in the league and you can talk about injuries. Fatigue i think the toll of three to four years of just pure relentlessness under jurgen klopp. And they're all factors but yeah. I actually think andrew like you have to talk about where we are right now. Okay where we are at this moment and things have a momentum of their own injuries have been the catalyst and the moment that brought us to this point but now there's something new at play like. This team looks to dysfunctional. The system isn't working and the question was whether you're gonna klopp high solutions as he says himself. Well he made seven changes to the lineup. Put it made no difference. We saw the same patterns of play. San things were happening to the ball going a white cross going to no one slow build up play. I mean it's just just the wheels of come off the and if you look at some of the players look they look not just like physically fatigued but they just mentally exhausted. It's club said last week after chelsea. There's no comparison between the dortmund and fourteen fifteen collapse and liverpool's current situation. I've pushed against that. But are we at a point. Now where this is the end of a uruguayan club cycle. And if you look at minds if you look at dortmund and those examples that this is a manager that hasn't been able to find his way out of this or is it because because right now it feels as if liverpool are just. Let's get to the summer. let's get to the summer. let's get a break. The manager is i won't say resigned. but you know he just. He doesn't seem like he has any answers at the moment. Yeah i would be. I mean. I'm sure there's some of that the idea of. Let's just get to the summer. Part of me. Feels like that might be papering over cracks though and looking pass some some real problems that could be forming with this group of players. Well i know i think. I think it's only a few weeks ago that i did. The jamie caraher list of of of minutes played since the seventeen eighteen champions final. You can't tell me. That's not a factor. That's got to be factor. But how do you address it. No how do you address it in a football club. That has ownership that you nor from boston and i know from liverpool. Don't like spending. You know well certain players will have to go. They'll have to. They'll have to send money out to be willing to spend. So how do you do that in a pandemic where we're there is no. There's very there reduced. Well you yourself have said that. Psg are pandemic. What's peo- if they want to come in and spend a boatload from asala maybe it's i it'll suck to see him go liverpool fans love him. He's been a part of so much success in all time. Great for them but maybe it's time he's talked about leaving if they're gonna spend then maybe it's for the best. It's not even just there. I mean you you are shakira jerry off the top of my head Possibly one of the When album i mean this is This will be an accelerated rebuild. A point at which. We didn't think we were at with the team. But maybe we are at no the The seven changes the klopp made to the side. You know you looked at the lineup and It was just it was almost unrecognizable from what we've known they're consistent. Starting eleven to be. Is that a nod in your mind to going all in on the champions league. I think it might be part of it. But i think it was more freshen. It up minutes gibson became coming back in. I mean keta needs minutes. He needs to play I think it was more to do with trying to find a solution to this. I mean diego's your coming in. She was in for a while Most notably at west ham aware. Then he was out again for a little bit now back in. I think this is more a manager trying to find a way to kickstart a team rather than well. We must save x. or y. for the champions league. I'm sure that's part of it too. Have you I forget which game it was after when you was at southampton you just kind of went for a walk you sorta kinda down you try is that is that what you're doing now like every weekend kind of these games end and you just go for like a walkabout through brooklyn yes so much walking and You know my dad's a huge liverpool fan. So i called him before the games the games happen they feel like they feel like nine inch nails song. Every day is his dissent is exactly the same. Every game is exactly the same and i don't call my dad after the games now because i have nothing to say. What can we say we were just seeing this over an all again. It's a great time for people who've hated the last three years of this podcast liverpool being successful. It's it's a great day for them. It really is lots of walking andrew. Walking walking can help. I get my again my ten thousand steps in very easily. That's important bit of breaking news from this morning. Klopp related This is ronin murphy who is goals. German football experts at klopp on replacing yogi lou. Who is on his way. He and it's been announced that he's going to be leaving germany after the euro's yes so of course. The rumor mill went into overdrive justifiable. I would say So yogi said No i will not be available. As a potential coach of the german national team in the summer are not yogi. Didn't say this jirga this uragan. Excuse me i will not be available. As a potential coach of the german national team in the summer are after the summer. I have three years left at liverpool. It is simple situation. You sign a contract and you try to stick to that. He couldn't help but not but include the word try. Their try is try. Might be carrying a lot of weight right there. We know how contracts work yes and also north of the border. Something stirring a new king has been given his crown. It look. i mean we're all this we'll get to that we're saying all this with a smile and tug and cheek but like all of these things are happening in the exact like timing that it would need to align to make it all occur. The prophecy has been fulfilled like liverpool struggling under klopp yogi announcing that. He's going to step away from germany while stephen girard has just one title with rangers. It's all happened simultaneously. Like eddie it has. These are facts. Why are you fighting it. I don't know if they're good facts. I don't i don't like just. I think you're worried that you're worried. About what just happened with frank at chelsea and you feel like it's gonna be ha- happen with gerard liverpool no. I'm worried about a rangers manager coming into liverpool an ex liverpool player and destroying a system. That's already been put in place allah graham soon as in nineteen ninety two when i first started supporting this club. I've seen this story before my friend. I don't like how it ends anyway. We should we're way ahead of ourselves here right your cells all right Let's see we continue now. Jj so i had mentioned topless show that. I've two meters that sorta kinda gauge temperature. Where things are at the first one is my Pulisic okay how worried. We are with young christian I would say a nine. I'm i already registered concern on on on our twitter yesterday as is my won't and i didn't have a what you say. You have a worry ometer. I have concern counter and the concern counter is opposite worry. Ometer decreasing scale. Zero is full panic. A one is very close to that. And i am at one right now andrew. Can i read you. A quote from thomas toco. Of course nizara kestler owed the chelsea journalist to kill on pulic. It is a bit unfair. But i know what an impact he can. He can have in the last twenty to thirty minutes from the bench. He was unlucky in the last game. It is not a lack of quality or trust. We have another guy like him in emerson not play but trans at the highest level. Now he also did mention tammy abraham to as another one in that group ooh i. I don't think that's a group you want to be in. I mean what was it. Six months ago he's being handed the number ten jersey and now he's now he's being viewed as he's a two of uses a super sub essentially. I'd forgotten up until maybe a few months ago. That emerson was still at chelsea. You know this. I'm not saying that they don't play the same position or whatever but is -peutic no the guy who trans hired grip prior to the squad might give them a few minutes at the end to impact a team. This is not. This is not where you want to be. This is not where he was joined last summer. No he's he's in a place now word feels like it's going to take unfortunately else getting hurt for him to get another chance. And that's that's risky may not happen. It might mean that he doesn't get another chance. And here's the real problem. That i think american fans have to cope with is that we focused so much on the pulitzer angle of chelsea. But like for thomas to go. That's not really that it's not about that. His job isn't to appease the american families. It's the win and they're doing that so there's no there's no real reason. Why does he hit our nation. It's it's a podcast for another day. But like i mean so i looked it up average. Two point three three points per game under two compared to one point five. Three hundred land part. Their unbeaten eleven games since two took over like we can criticize and say this isn't right great player. He should be playing but to a certain extent. The proof is in the pudding. Maybe all those things are true. Pulisic is doesn't change the fact of what we think of him as a player but as long as chelsea continue to win and now i have has finally awoken then. He's not going to get another chance. Unless like i said one of these other guys gets hurt. I look at look. At the stock of of the teacher's pet mason mount just blossoming and continuing to to put in some really good performances and and his usual high-energy workrate for thomas toco so mesa mount off for me. I mean mount was never picture with with old frankie because they'd established such a bond a bond of brothers at derby county but now pulic has been kind of left in the shadows and it is bad news. That harvard's is beginning to hit a little bit of form. And yeah the concern they. The con- considering counter is that one and the worry honors at nine. And you know the funny thing to you. Know we all kind of misread. The two-goal politic dynamic from their time at borussia dortmund because he says in another quote. Maybe kristen's problem is i know from dortmund. How strong he is from the bench. I think he started only in the cup. Game an indiana. That's my responsibility in my fault. So he kind of has this like you know how we all have relatives like. I have a cousin who he's out of college. Now he's a grownup and his aides. The full adult. But he's a cousin that i don't see very often and i saw him a lot when we were little kids and i was looking back and philadelphia so in my head he's nine. He's not like whenever my mom says. Oh your cousin. I heard from his mom today. He's doing good. Like i picture a nine year old boy. He's twenty eight. Like i feel like that's where to and are still. Has this image of christian pulisic is like a sixteen year old. And he can't he can't shake that. Yeah and also the worrisome crow called that i read Last week about how. He loved how he was injury as a youngster. When you're absolutely supposed to be injury free now you can imagine that like we said he's a man in a rush like he could achieve a lot in a short time at chelsea if you think about it right. Now they're roaring up the primarily league They are in a very strong position and put themselves in a strong position in the champions league and two has no time for the concerns of some rominger podcast hosts on the east coast of the united states are indeed or indeed for christian pulisic right now this is all about winning and winning quickly challenge. Next week is is going to have to be. I think to talk about chelsea without mentioning that. I've got other americans. I'm gonna mention later on. In this moment we go from that meter to my bales back. Auditor which also is at nine. Jj six goals in his last six games. But it's not just that he's finding the back net he's setting up. You saw the channel created early against crystal palace where he dribbled through two defenders played in a perfect ball to sun sunshine scored. Let's be honest a free header from about four yards out but it was right at the keeper bail. He's i don't know if it's temporary i. I'm just going to ride this wave because he's he is back. The only reason. I can't go full. Ten is because i kind of want to see him do it against i guess what i deem to be elevated competition. I guess you know depending on who you ask. I would say this sunday. In the northland and darby's you'll get that chance assuming he's gonna play. How could he not right now. So he's back baby and also taking a lot of the credit for him being back. Babies manager is his manager. Who has talked about how waiting and getting him physically. Right was the correct thing to do. Yeah the way. You won't even concede the possibility that that is actually true. Oh no i can. But i will. I would put it down. Even i would put down the former bail. And the form of tottenham general to removing the handbrake. That was on this team. Look at that front four bail. Lucas on can i mean would hoiberg behind it with reggae on the on the left hand side. Even matt dr ds playing. Well yeah you know. He aid he was there. You didn't think he was that good fine. I don't know he was like if i listed my top five standout performer. I would have included him. But whatever that's besides the point. I did want to mention cain because so much well hang on. Hang on before i mentioned. Can you need to acknowledge that. My daughter gets an assist for the cancun. You're sick a wanted to mention. Cain because so much of the attention is on bail right now. Because i think people are just like so taken by his his resurgence but like a now fifty five goal contributions to him for him in his fifty one games under marino. And like i don't know if i if i say this enough. About cain. because like the tottenham old heads will have their take and like the cutting edge. Jj hipsters who different. They'll have their take for me. It's simple this. This is the best player that i have seen play for this team in my life and i don't know that he's the best ever. I mean obviously like get jimmy greaves contingent. Maybe there are people who will say glenn hoddle saying that me personally what i have seen like. I don't care about like some of these other guys going quite frankly no like this for me. I'm watching it now and this is this is the guy and i don't really care what anyone else says. And who comes and goes this. This is the guy that i will talk about. When i and an old head and i'm boring. The youths with the days. That i was watching spurs so the goal that he scored his first tottenham third. Wasn't i mean he's he's doing things out there. That other guys who are also of great quality won't try and he doesn't to perfection. He's we're tottenham fans are lucky to have been watching this guy last several years but by the way if your objective in the future is to bore people. I think you've made a good start on it with that little moment. I mean right. Yeah andrew he's them. He's brilliant and keep because of the summer ahead of the european championship. Whatever whatever form that's going to take you look at england lund's attack and him spearheading it on the players that are around the english midfield and the english attack. You know you're jaden santros Given your miss and moments just you look at the team in general England are in good shape. Say what are you. What are you driving at here. They were worries me. It worries me here. we go. it's it's the media enthusiasm building behind england once again. It's coming home for a while. It looked like the tournament was coming home. Boris johnson last week said we welcome. We're ready to go. We're going to have if you need. Extra games in england plays come to england. Come and we're also going to bid for the world cup to really just. They're they're in their feelings right now because they really are. There had yeah. They're having a moment right now. Very big cultural moment. Did you watch meghan markle. And i sure did kind of i had the nba all star game on my ipad headphone on that but the tv was on the interview. So i was kinda like. I paid just enough attention to know. Exactly what was going on. I thought oprah was excellent. Oh yeah she's great old. You think when we we eventually a sever ties with espn or they get rid of us. We'll sit down with oprah mean you holding hands talking to oprah about how the institution mistreated us. The institution is treated as just fine all right. Let's see what one thing. Outside of england that i wanted to mention that is spain because it looks like we now have a title race after all and tomorrow is going to be a big one except let madrid who have kind of been leaning on these games at hand like they have four games at hand and felt like earlier in the season that finally we'll get wiped away tomorrow when they play bill bell. So this is that this is it andrew. I'm not saying this is the league. But this is the biggest game of the season right now for for at letty with two wins and five. So i mean they're not a bad side but they're in the copa del rey. Final against lonzo. This is so big. It's it's enormous and especially with with barcelona getting a little bit of wind under their sales. More than a i'd say more than a little An a messy like it's it's the other than obviously the the. I can't call what happened in the champions league. A blip on the radar barcelona. I think you know they pride themselves on what they do in europe so that's more than a blip that was that was truly damaging to how the season will be judge but in terms of the league. It's like i almost have to wonder who you. Who is the favourite to win this league now. I wish i had like the actual betting odds in front of me. Well i can tell you right now. That well let's go to five thirty eight. The number bods so right now. They have barcelona with an sba of ninety. One point two points to win laliga percent athleti are in second with forty one persona so barcelona is now viewed by many as the favourite. That's amazing marginally so but still for where they were. i mean this was a runaway for athletico madrid. Not so long ago. Here's what i feel about it. If at letty don't win tomorrow. Barcelona will go on win this thing. That's how i feel. And i mean we shouldn't overlook the fact that real madrid are now back in it after getting a draw over the weekend against athletico madrid in a game. Where they they thought. They should've won on a controversial handball. That was called and then overturned. I think if you recession the former the three sides though andrew and out of the no assist the form of slow versus rail and madrid from why would for me right now. Barcelona or form of the three. I think so. And now they've elected a new president enjoying laporta who was the former president. Now he's back and he'll have an interesting rain ahead of him because barcelona he enters a time where obviously they have enormous debt which we'd spoken about and they have to figure out a way to clear that up and they have this messy situation where laporta was basically running on a on. A platform of vote for me is of for bessie And so like now. He's one and he'll have to fulfill that promise. So does he like in a time when barcelona have all the debt that they had does he have to still open up the checkbook and give messy whatever he wants to remain to fulfill that promise or if essy's to leave can say look we tried. We were willing to give him whatever he wanted but he's decided to try something different night. There's nothing i can do about that. It's what he wants so it'll be interesting to see what happens but the way messy is playing right now i i could see why they'd want him back. And why laporta chose that as as a platform to run on a grim hunter as audi financial problems for laporta that. He's facing the portuguese now. The man charged with steering barcelona away from their calamitous. One point three billion dollar global debt paying or delaying the short-term debts of some seven hundred and fifty million euros eight hundred ninety million dollars doing it while simultaneously renewing the expense of contracts of them ballet on also buying clutch four or five top talents including his dream ticket of earning holland and also bowl convincing and paying messy to stay I mean at a certain point. How can you do all these things. Yeah well what graham says. Everyone should read the piece because he goes into some great detail. He says that the porta impossible isn't a word in his his vocabulary and Dot he cares people to call that he's going to go basically into kind of financial refinancing situation as regards the debt and he's probably graham. Said he'd be shocked if he hasn't begun that process already. By the way in that in that piece graham also lays out some amazing stories that kind of paint a picture of the guy that laporta is. Did you re through those. I didn't get to those yet. I'm in the middle of he tells a story. I laporta was was serving his time in the military for in spain and near the near the end of his time like his mandatory time serving he went awol to take a a woman. I think to egypt. But i guess he was so beloved by other members of his In in the military that when like when they have to line up in the mornings and everybody would have to say if they were present other guys would just shout present in different voices for when reports. His name was mentioned when he came back from his trip awol he was expecting to be reprimanded and all this trouble and they didn't even know he was gone so he just slid back in that search and other stories about that that show. What interesting guy He is it's see and he was the guy that promoted pep guardiola so he has an aura amongst the barcelona. Socio socials about kind of having a feel for what the club needs. We'll just his initial tenure. from three. to twenty ten is sort of like that was barcelona's rise back to prominence on on a global stage with ronaldinho and like you said messy and pep guardiola guardiola emerging so. I think it ended in an ugly fashion for him but here is back again back again. Indeed Can i just say a couple of things before we go to the break. Yea well we gotta back next what we do indeed yes. Can i just talk about So i sat down and watched byron dormant. Don't under the deter. Say they did. It did it. I actually watched leipzig in freiburg and not to alarm myself. What i did alarm myself. Light stig removing the ball it was very snappy it was one torch the third goal by force berg was brilliant and now i am deeply deeply concerned about liverpool's game this week against against leipzig in the champions league. I feel that is an over and the away but technically at home so away goals count in budapest again for this game so they've gone back to budapest for this one Also to notes from us players jar sergeants header for vertebra man. What a what. An excellent goal was and more difficult header than it actually looked a it was a pinpoint cross and darryl de que. Jj he's we're talking about guys who are having moments right now he's having one wolf absolute belter for barnsley to continue their Their really good form in the championship. I tweeted out when i saw the goal Tweeted at the barnsley account belt. Her from decay into roof of technet. Because that's the way they speak speaking york share and of course barnsley liked the tweet. There you go. there's affirmation that you need. I need that all the time. That i am on top of my culture. Net andrew googling now also. I think tyler boyd scored over the weekend. A lot of americans playing well. So striker position andrew. I'm not worried about not worried. You wonder if it might just be the kind of thing where like okay. Like england right now. We talk about hurricane. They kind of just generally know when euros roll around. Kane will be striker when it's world cup it'll be a we're just going to be one of those countries where it'll just be depending on form like we can't necessarily say a blanket statement of who are striker is it's just like whoever's in that good form at any given moment would just ride that hot hand and we have just kind of have to live like that we've potentially potentially because he declared for us so i won't speak too much about. We've potentially the top scorer in switzerland to for young boys berne and we need that particular player needs to declare for us now fleas. But yeah. I don't think we're gonna be stuck is what i'm saying. Good stuff i'm gonna remember. You said that there will inevitably be another moment when we say god. I wish we just had a competent striker. Nobody can do it. I'm going to remember that you said that. All right here we go mail bag. Jj the mailbag andrew. Coffee pot gmail.com. That's the snail. Mail caught off site. Espn on instagram. And at you. Soccer on twitter First one is just after badge you go to mention last week. In last week's podcast. Our listeners alerted us to this trailer. That dropping for baggio the divine ponytail. What an age. Twenty six on net flicks a dramatization of his life. It appears to be from the trailer and the in game. How shall i put this. The in game footage the recreated in game footage looks really good. It looks really good like digitally. I don't know yet because the trailer but but the shops like they shall not grow old type stuff. I'd be that would be on believable. But i'm really excited about this. I have one quibble. It appears from the trailer that the nets representing the d. goal nets usa ninety four which were the most Pillowy and What's the word bella. We goal nets. they were enormous. The ball never wants the ball went in stayed in. You'll remember was it a. It's like the nets mirrored the style of clothing in the united states in that time just very baggy and loose. Yeah it's like. I often notice when you buy a shirt over here. It they're much they're much less fitted than they are in europe are much more like a parachute really and the nets murdered style in ninety four. The nets aren't like this for the baio documentary. Which is i look forward to it for money reasons but also i really hope they show italy's first game loss in that world cup to the republic of ireland where badger spent most of his time inside the pocket of paul mcgrath. But that's may twenty may twenty six on net flicks tobias netflix. Come through again men. Palay doc the anelka dot before that gio. I mean they're giving caught off site so much content to talk about Tobias can we talk about newcastle. Are we heading for relegation number. Three under mike ashley. So i've looked at this from a mathematic standpoint. Oh i do know. I do know that is how fans like to consume their soccer. I was gonna. I was gonna go for tabloid standpoint. But i'll let you go with your matt's i so basically looking at it as so. They're one point up on fulham. A game in hand newcastle tied with brian. Right now but ahead on goal difference. Oh they got twenty seven points. So are we still operating under the assumption. That forty is the magic number. That's kind of like it's a golden rule us that just use it for so. Here's they play villa brighton. Spurs burnley west ham liverpool arsenal. Lester man city chef ignited and fulham ending the season by the way against fulham. How big might that be so in looking at that i would say they need somewhere in the neighborhood of five to seven points from the next four matches because after those four the gauntlet hits like listen to those again after the after the four west ham liverpool arsenal lester and nancy in that order. So they're going to need to have a little bit of money in the bank going into that stretch so then that leads into the final two games of the year so if they get five points from these next four that gets them to thirty two. Then let's say maybe they can get three total from that gauntlet of five games. That gets them. To thirty five and then two wins to end the season against sheffield united and fulham would get them across the line of forty one. So it's and that's by the way me saying five points from the next four. i'm probably underestimating. What they would hope to get. But i figured. I would go on the low end so even if that happens you know it's it's still feels possible but just the fact that they've been dragged into this it's this is i mean the tobias recognise really go down a third time under this ownership. Yes is the answer just go on and more simplistic basis. Fulham are playing way better than them just playing like. I just fancy fulham to do more. Although fulham should have had more from their last three games than just the three points against liverpool i would i would contend certainly should have picked up three points against crystal palace At least andrew things. The scenes are good at newcastle. Except that they're not last week like we kind of missed out on this a little bit with our recording times but craig whole covers. The club for the daily mail ran. This exclusive matt ritchie. Call steve bruce a coward during training ground showdown as nfc boss badges into player. Who tells bruce you've done. F all for me ritchie and others. Furious bruce's blame for the wolves goal. That will of course where they surrendered the one nine lead at home to wolves last week and then another backpage headline from the daily mail last week it's treason and they're not talking about meghan markle for this amazing for the daily mash. Reuss hunts tune mole as he admits are bust up story. That's by craig hope. So basically steve bruce's said admitted that the story about richie was true but said that the bad part of it is was that there is a mole in the camp. Not that this boss happened this argument but that it was treason. His word steve bruce's words. It was treason to Let this league Yeah not good so death by hanging to whomever they find the guilty party treason. Yeah by the way you can i. I tried to find a what exact it was from last week. I think it was march fifth. And it's amazing if you google daily mail and treason. How many different articles come up. They are. they're they're big on treason. Just remember before the season started like think of where newcastle we had we had. We did in the club with newcastle. Didn't we about their proposed takeover. Everything's about to change. They're gonna come the next man city pacino's getting rid of the communist manager like it was all written and and done. It felt like a now. They may be going down for yet another time. Incredible cameron with a with a gritty email. Hey guys got into the pod back in high school. When i found my love for soccer listened all the way through college and know what my desk at work. Hope that doesn't make you feel too old kinda. That's a lot of life changes to happen. Oh i guess if you were in your senior year in high school when you started listening to us you went off to college. You know. you're working. I it makes sense. It's look have two kids since the show started. I know i've done. Nothing helped to grow my love of the game. And i always look forward to listening every week when you rip on my blues writing this before the game against everton and after the game at anfield are forget that minnesota united exists. How dare they say that He pointed at me made well actually his next line kidding. Of course lew the praise molina's goal against sql is. That was my goal of the year. Right yeah it was one thing. I've been curious to get your thoughts on. Not sure if you guys have paid attention to this year. Is the women. Super league in england with games occasionally being broadcast in the us on the nbc app. I found myself now watching more women's soccer than ever before now that i can watch chelsea's women team occasionally online bolt on nbc and in the chelsea app. I've been really enjoying it. I think the quality of that league and money of the european women's league rivals dot of nws l. here in the states more us women's national team players playing in the ws l. Lavelle moons morgan. I think that it has the potential to attract you a soccer fans to watch more women's stop soccer and get to know more than just the. Us women's national team players. What are your thoughts on this league and its potential to grow. I would echo all that. I would say that i have not watched much of it. I'm not gonna lie. I haven't watched television. I saw that. Jonathan pearce was commentating on one of the games the weekend. Which is you know that that's a big name to have common commentating on the women's game and rightly so i haven't watched that much. But you're i mean you're definitely right. The eyes of of There's going to be a battle between the ws l. and the nwa sell over over viewership. And i think right now with with. Us players being based in england. It's i think the point you made his absolutely right. Attention is going to switch there and it's good league as well the few clips and bits of games i have watched have been very good. I say you know last season. I watched most of the The championship the tournament dot. nws iran. i thought that was really really good. Because of the pandemic there were forced to do it. right I enjoy data lot but i. I definitely haven't watched that much of the game in england. Yeah i haven't either. I guess we always. I don't know the thing that i want. The nwa sell to be the dominant domestic league. Now ultimately it's great for women's sports and for women's soccer in particular that it grow all over the world not just in the united states so it is still a good thing but selfishly. I want the nwa sell to be the preeminent league you know and you know big name. Players rose lavelle outs morgan. Both newel sisters like they've all they've gone over there and bull. I wonder if that will continue to occur and like how the distribution of talent will go between the domestic league and playing abroad yip okay. Let's see renee jar. Don actually maybe just renting jaren. I've gone too far with that actually on. I don't know i'm gonna give it a bit of fancy flare tuesday. why not. What are your thoughts on arson. Vendors offside rule being tested by fifa and on the rule itself So according to his rule for off side player would be judged off-side only if any part of the body with which he can score. A goal is passed the last defender yet. So first off. I would say. I'm all for experimenting with any change really to what the current offsite situation is. I kind of like what they're doing in the dutch art. Vc right now where the lines. By which var adjudicates offside is just thicker. So there's a greater margin for error. I think it's like the line is five centimeters. For the offside line and then like the line of where the last defender is five centimeters. So it's like a ten centimetre margin for error so it's not nearly as molecular and there'll still be close calls on that but you'll feel much much less aggrieved by the decision like it will be much more obvious than what we see now with the molecular so i would go. I like the dutch. Feels a little simpler to me but you know if they want to try vendors on that too. I think anything is a step in the right direction than what the status quo is. Currently michael cox. Echoes mike concerns. A players would be able to stand yard behind the defender and then we'll be ruled on site by dangling their foot behind them. I've never heard fan. Think of this as onsite there. I i also think. That's fair. And i also i would worry about defenses. No saying look we're just gonna sit back further and you'd have more compact Low block defenses. They wouldn't find this. They'd be afraid for defenders to be caught out by. It think players will do that though. We're though like is that natural to stand in a way where you're keeping one foot dangling behind you like you know. I think what's going to happen. Andrew is that never mind the dangling for a second players will make later runs. That would usually be offsite. And they'll be adjudicated onsite because it's worth the risk. There's a better chance of you being on site and defenses and look at that and go out not doing it in the fall right back and we'll have a game. That's a little less adventurous. I would. I would worry about that. Now lucas. What are andy's engages. Goto drinks at the pub invited questions that were not soccer related. I see that is probably is sock. Related. let's be fair I would say right now. I've been enjoying in the winter and spring months pints of guinness. I haven't been appalled a year. Yeah i know but when we do go to the pub the winter drink is guinness. And i know where to get the best innocent brooklyn if anyone wants the. Dm mia can tell you. It's it's amazing absolutely amazing. It's like back home the place. I know unbelievable unbelievable and in the wind in the spring and the summer i suppose i like coney island mermaid pills ner that's That's my toes nurturing. Always enjoy good. I know not. Everyone loves them. But i i'm a huge fan little whiskey on the rocks always good. If it's summer i'll any kind of like a summer ale or you know. I'm not above corona orland shark. Jj blanche eric. Yeah i could do that. Yeah all right. That was the mail back. Oh all right there. You go Let's see let's bring it down the stretch now. Jj red card. I'm gonna go first. That's okay with you. And i'm gonna go with inter miami not a good sign when i logged on. Espn afc on saturday morning and saw not one but two inter miami headlines the first one reading inter miami inter milan in settlement talks over trademark dispute and the second one reading. Mls investigates david. Beckham's inter miami over tweedy transfer. Not a good weekend. Let's start with the second thereabouts tweeting. You may remember that. Some eyebrows were raised when tweety signed for them with him. Jj targeted allocation money and not as a designated player This is from jeff carlisle. He said according to mls roster rules for twenty twenty. This meant the tweet salary was at least six hundred twelve thousand but no more than one point six million a source with knowledge of the situation indicated that the league is investigating whether much weedy was paid additional money with the knowledge of inter miami in addition to what is specified in the players contract that is that is not legal quote. There's some concerns that may received additional balance. The source said so that is not great and then the other business with the whole inter trademark thing in two thousand fourteen. Jj inter milan actually filed a us patent on their name. But that did not stop inter miami from filing their own patent in twenty eighteen and a year later they fought an opposition to milan's trademark claims in the mls filing it stated that inter milan's applications should be refused because the term inter is descriptive. It also argued that allowing milan's use the term would result in a likelihood of confusion in the marketplace Like likelihood of confusion doesn't see if that is their argument like if another soccer podcast came along. Jj also named caught offside and and they demanded that we change our name. Don't you think the first thing we do is kind of look and see who hit established at first. yup absolutely what are they. What are they hoping to. Why would this go in their favor. I think they've already been ruled down twice on that argument so i wonder if is going to end with inter miami just simply having to change their name which by the way i don't think would be the worst thing in the world. It was suck for them in terms of their branding and all that and they've just gotten off the ground. I'm sure you know two years and you don't wanna have to do something like that and start it from scratch. But like i'll be all the fcc's and the united states and even like ray al salt lake okay with it even though it feels a little bit forced to me sometimes but i'm okay with it because i those are are terms. That are kind of a part of soccer vocabulary dc united. Fc dallas even. We call it soccer. They wanna be. Fc whatever but like inter isn't really soccer vocabulary to me. It's pretty much a club so to me. I felt like that's a little bit of a bridge too far. And i would be okay if they if they ended with them changing their name. Yeah i agree with i. Also just the the whole back and forth on blazed more tweedy. It was interesting to read the athletic soccer reporters who say look. Mls is usually kind of not loose with the rules but you can bend the rules if it benefits the league to get a good player or a high profile player into the club like what most inter- have done to annoy the league to this extent a we're not having this right you know My ricard is a club social media accounts. They think they're part of the game. Athletico madrid of taken an apparent swipe at rivals rail madrid on social media over complaints about the referee sunday's derby they even criticized correct decisions. The club tweeted on monday afternoon. Adding that some people are used to always having the wind behind them. The tweet tha just tell. Jj it's just a bitter fan who's running these accounts at the time on. The tweet comes after madrid's criticism of referee alejandro hernandez hernandez for failing to award them. A penalty for handball during the one one draw which saw athletico maintain their lead at the top of the league. That's an enough about that. I don't wanna talk about it anymore. I was struggling for red card. And it's always easy fodder to look at those who were on clubs social media accounts. Well there you go. You're very honest. Let's see my man of the match. Jay der classic over the i german soccer match ever televised live on. Abc and it did not disappoint two goals in the first nine minutes. Both from one of the game's brightest rising stars and erling haaland with his first. He reached one hundred senior level goals for club and country in only one hundred and forty six appearances so for context that took cristiano renaldo three hundred and one games to reach that mark took lionel messi two hundred ten to colin one forty six believable truly unbelievable but then the german champions showed why they are in fact. The defending champions four unanswered goals as it seemed like everyone on twitter. Predicted would happen. Like i was kind of like on social media while watching. That game was two nil and a ten minute and like people were like. Yep four to byron. I tweeted i said straightaway. I said i this is. This is the worrying time we're department funds. Fear it's going to end up for two four unanswered hatrick from robert lennon dusty leavened asking now has twenty two goals in twenty three meetings against borussia dortmund since joining barham unit. He extended his lead as the all time score in classical history with twenty seven goals. In thirty seven appearances. Remember he was on. Bruce dorton Munich byron's number nine also extended his wide margin his top score among europe's top five players in all competitions this season thirty seven goals in thirty three games. He's only nine goals away from bundesliga record for most goals in a single season. That was set by byron legend. Gert mueller with forty back in seventy one seventy two so. The wind put byron back atop the table after rb. Leipzig in one also meant the buyer. Now's won five consecutive meetings against dortmund in all competitions for the first time in fifty years which was just knowing how dominant biron aben for over a decade thought. A little bit surprising to me but really fun game for the neutrals and really cool. It happened to be on national. Tv you got to see the best of holland you got. The best of lebanon hausky saw goals. It was it was fun. Man that was that was an enjoyable surprise turning on abc. Over the weekend. I was lovely to watch spent saturday morning. Just watching bundesliga and it was a nice pilot. Cleanser andrew. I had grown large and weary from just devouring barclays every week so it was good to have some german schnitzel. I feel like that could be the w- could be the name of our podcast. Devouring barclays okay. Man of the match will get me in trouble with lots of people but Those people some of my hope family and friends aren't listening glasgow. Rangers and stephen girard renders of won the scottish premiership for the first time in ten years following celtics failure failure being the general theme of something season to beat dundee united on sunday. The success is a first as a manager for former liverpool and england. Captain stephen girard who took charge at ibrox and twenty. Eighteen title means that rangers have now extended their world record tally to fifty five one. More than northern ireland's linfield. Celtic are unable to become the first club in scotland to win the league for a tenth time in a row. Rangers remain on beaten in the league with six matches remaining the season and picked up a three. No victory against saint moore on saturday to maintain their one hundred percent. Home record and set up. Sunday's clinch and celtic rangers will meet on march twenty first and I think that game is that game at ibrox are. Is it at celtic park. I'm not sure but rangers will be champions unbelievable journey for the club over the past decade from when they went into administration dropped to the third tier or the fourth tier of scottish football. Can't remember which one it was It's amazing what happened on their fans have been out celebrating There was some really work. Yeah nicholas sturgeon. The the first minister in scotland congratulated rangers on the titans win and recognize. What a moment. it is. Fans booed tweeted gathering gathering crowds. Now just risks lives and could delay exit from lockdown for everyone else if those gathering care at all about the safety of others on the country they will go home and then she had to tweet rangers again to say. Please ask the fans to go home. Incredible scenes and Stephen girard. I didn't think taking on as big club as rangers was going to end well for him. Boss i'm not saying it's ending now But this is This is gerard to the future on saturday so this was prior to clinching. But they were pretty much a one hundred percent ninety nine point nine percent over the line. This is jarrett's comments to rangers tv. And as you say you hope let's can be the start. There's still plenty for even just s these of course in the short medium and long term for me the the priority is a really let that sink in get it. Officially done realized the monumental achievement his book. That's gotta that's gotta make reasonable for me. I'm already thinking about what's next hour bowl did. That's the dot. That's my drive every single day. When i concern since i was a young artist want success. I wanna win. One on football matches one enough moments like andries already thinking to the future. Where do you think that future lies. I mean i. I have planted my flag firmly in that. That future lies at anfield. But it's not. Do you think he does another season at rangers does he do. Does he go to another club. Would you go to like france or germany. maybe not france Does he go to germany and take a job. Like is there a step in between. Let me ask you a question if so if klopp leaves let's say let's just pretend. Does i know klopp said he's got a contract. He's going to try to fulfill it. Let's just suspend reality and pretended he leads. Who would you. Jj van want liverpool's next manager to be that that realistically could be the next manager. Nato's man okay so many of that oak. That's fair that's a totally legitimate answer. You probably might be in the majority. I hit to like. I think it's a great achievement. What stephen jared has done but it is scottish achievement. You you have to look at that and you have to look at the way celtic. Like you're talking about implosion like liberals implosion right. Now is bad but celtics is being unbelievable considering the status. How far ahead. They were arranges for the last two years. I just think i. I think i think jared has gone about things the right way. The way set things up the staff. He's taken on i. It's it's it's a huge step. It's a massive step on. I don't think i don't think it should be something that india event top left. That should be offered to him without him going somewhere else in a more competitive scenario. I wonder if there's another primarily club that he would go to before liverpool a little more of a mid table side. It'd have to be someone that would be utterly inoffensive so we're talking about talking about your brightens are a knowledge okay. Inoffensive to what to liverpool assuming norwich komo up enough. Yeah he's he so wedded to dot club that yeah it would be a club of that stature would have you i. I don't see it i. I'm so curious as to what he does. No i really am. His stock has never been hired us about a jour- in the last three years. Because you know there were times when we reported on what he was doing out rangers. We talked. I remember one report. We did was at last season overseas. And before where we said. This isn't going well. He's attacking the players. You kinda did Frank lampard on it where he said well you have to ask the players about that But now it's it's turned around and he's a god in glasgow. He is now assumed god-like status because he stopped ten in a row. Yeah so this is This is very very interesting. Times for stephen girard. Boy you look so paint over this. Yeah i mean i'm happy. I tweeted out. I was happy for him. Despite the fact that some of my celtic supporting friends from back home. Contacted me to say that i would be removed from certain groups and some friendships would be terminated because of the really well. Yeah yeah it's not sectarian at all that's mature well there you go. That's that's that's very big of you then to have done this. I didn't realize the ramifications of you. Doing that could could ruin everything. You may not alone that home. No it's not it's not. It's not that deep with the people. I know but i know other people for whom it is extremely deep and me even making glasgow rangers and stephen jared monitor. The match would not be accepted or tolerated. Well well you know what maybe those people that it was time to prune the tree anyway. You know. I love good prune. Go my friend That is your show for this week. There's some champions league action of course coming up over the next couple of days. Second legs so Some some ties will be decided. Name are not gonna play in the second leg for Psg against barcelona. I'm sure that kills him. He would love to play against barcelona but with that. Four one lead. It's probably in their best interest to hope that they can hang on and keep him healthy for later rounds imagined buyers to get an early goal of boy boy could get interesting is real and i'm nervous enough about our home game in. Budapest also enjoyed that one. Also join us on friday for the friday. Instagram live chats. Which people have just been enjoying and hopefully someday. I'm going to start inviting guests on. I'm gonna i'm gonna invite you on at some point in mean if you'd like to you know again. You have helped support her. Tj place this at a time when you literally. No i have no. I can't even if i i'd have to take off work. No we'll do a weekend one. We'll do weekend when down. Okay you give me the password. What our instagram account is. No we do a split screen. You're going to start your own instagram account. Just for this and you join the conversation. Oh my god. What a boomer i mean. We're talking about pruning. I'm trying to prune social media not add. Yeah that's true at any rate. Hey enjoy champions of games. We'll be back of course next week or should something bonkers happen over the something. Maybe there's a chance we'll hear from us again Before the week is out. But hey to you. I say check later formed boy zia tick. You're listening to caught. Offside soccer podcast. 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Caught Offside: Manchester Derby

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Caught Offside: Manchester Derby

"Caught offside with Andrew gumming and JJ Davani. Total number west side of Manhattan, Ed regarding J, J vani what's up in? Not as pumped as I thought. It'd be pump for the podcast. I think this is going to be a grid podcast as always people have been looking forward to it since we didn't have a Monday one. But that Manchester Darby just fell a little bit short on. You were hoping you were invested in it in a way that last night. I played glory glory mandated. In a way to kind of some some kind of footballing voodoo to attack city who do you think? Manchester United fans prefer to see when the title city mall easily. No, I say easily I don't know in Manchester, certainly mine United fans from back home and Arlon, whereas rabid as anyone they don't want to see every. So this is kinda like, you know, if you're a Yankee fan, would you rather see the Red Sox or Mets and most Yankee fan? I you know, what I actually don't know what they would say. I don't know what it's either. Probably. Yeah. I don't know because the Mets winning right on their doorstep. Right. Which is the case with Manchester, Neang, Manchester. So yeah, but Manchester, the Manchester's are lot closer together than the Boston's in the New York's if you know what I mean this distance wise, your bump, your bumping into more Manchester people in Liverpool. People more crossover interesting we're gonna talk about that game. And all that did and did not happen in it into days. Manchester Darby a win for city a huge win for city. We'll get into there's been a lot of action over the weekend. Some the battle for the top four is insane. And nobody wants it. Well, not nobody Spurs. They've pushed themselves to the front of the queue. Nobody excuse me. I'd like more soup that is the voice in which we speak. So we'll talk about that. We've got a mail bag actually haven't seen any of the mail bag. I didn't I did my thought one word of it. I gotta be honest with you will be able to react on the hop. Most of these. Let's see we have a big what to watch for consisting of some premier leagues and we've got red card man of the match should be fun. I do want to start out by saying a couple of things first off we never ever do this. But I want to push people a lot of people listen to this podcast solely off of downloading it from the ESPN FC feed on I tunes or apple podcasts. Wherever you get your podcast. And that's great. Thank you for finding us there. And for. And for sticking with us. I'm sure that was probably our introduction to a lot of people from the SPNFZ feed shore. But we also do have our own podcast channel as well. So when you get the chance try to just subscribe to the caught the actual caught off side channel. And when you do that just how about a little five star rating and review because they say that that is a thing with metrics that helps our visibility. So also as well what if we do something that we're not gonna put on the FCC feed, but we wanted on the caught off site feed. And we right. We want you all to listen. Here's the thing. I don't wanna make false promises. It's not like we're doing that. Currently. But I think we're waiting to build like once that once we're comfortable enough that the arch channel has enough subscribers to it. Then I would think we would probably wanna start doing exclusive content just on there. And it's easy to find a STAN you don't have to go trolling through any other ESPN FC stuff, you'll find a stair fees. Just search caught off-side what we're on the topic of caught off side. Look this is not an indictment. There's a website out there that is also called caught off site. Yes. And let's just speak to specifically what for better for worse. They went ahead and printed, some kind of article, which I read was terribly put together unsourced off a few Twitter comments about what Liverpool's are supposed to have Liverpool fans supposed to said at the weekend at Cardiff City, which is being denied roundly, and they're caught off side. So all of a sudden, we've got French journalists tagging us saying that we're the ones that disseminated comments about Liverpool fans, which we would never do. First of all, we're not a website. Second of all anything that. We would have said would have been said on Thursdays podcast. Yeah. Here's the thing. We have literally no affiliation whatsoever with that website. And I know you want to not you don't want me to say, but I will. For better for worse. If they write an article that you hate we had nothing to do with it. If they win a Pulitzer for an incredible work of journalism. I'll say right now we had nothing to do with it. They literally not affiliated in any way, shape or form. And quite frankly, I think it's time for us to consider a name change from. Yeah. I mean, this one was hastily put together I came up with it. I got one kind of ma- of agreement from you. And then it was okay. Let's just record and do this. I thought Polly who was liberal fan who got in contact with me was quite measured in her response at Sio soccer pod, you're scum. Just like the sun paper. Which is now when you write back and say, it's not us as their an apology. Oh, no Polly's not for turning the lady in for ternan. I see so on that's particular acting all joking site. It's really hard to hear that when you're living. Find yourself from your own base. The even the idea that someone would think I would make up stuff like that about on E fan base to be honest with you terrible. So we changed the name to. JJ davonte show featuring featuring old Spurs handy. One more thing we'll more thing we're entering our fifth year doing this podcast pretty much this week. This is like the fifth anniversary show, actually, it's essentially it is last week of April in two thousand fourteen. I think was our first podcast. Yeah. So I'm going to try. I've got a few plans that were formulating just to to celebrate that on one of them is we're going to release our top five. Well, how about this? We're just now we're just on. And this is all totally on the fly. And if you hate it, I'll even at it this out. Okay. What if people who are longtime listeners of the podcast as their tunes review submit their favorite memory from the show, and we will do the best that we can go back and find it. And maybe at the end of like a bunch of episodes moving forward. We'll try to. We'll we'll say, hey, so and so gave us a five to five star review, and we'll play and at the end of the podcast. We'll just play like that thing. So many of them are. Gonna be Maradonna gone. Oh, you mean, you mean this? He was simply asked for his opinion on the clock. Tator twelve and did that when he was asked. What do you think? Melissa's developing Taylor. It's not a ringing endorsement, but anyway, you could pick that please don't all pick that God don't do that. But any of your favorite moments from the podcast? Yeah. Leave Nitra review with it. We shall see it. And we'll play it over the next few weeks makes sense. I think that's a good idea. So I bought myself a present by the way for a fifth anniversary. Your birthday is also coming up to what? Yeah. But not for that. It was for the fifth anniversary my favorite one of my favorite players of all time from the nineties. I bought the Nintendo Ninety-Eight ninety-nine fiorentina jersey with Rui Costa on the back. He's one of your favorite what an elegant, man. He could he glided along. Yeah. The pitch like. Nothing I've ever seen with grace and elegance everything about him was he was he had Betty Davis. Okay. All right JJ. Let's get into it. The Manchester Darby was earlier today. It was in doubt briefly. I went on Twitter at around hall timely and Twitter was riddled with videos of water streaming down through in the Old Trafford roof with people suggesting that the game was going to be cancelled and all three points. We're going to be given to Manchester City Victor, Linda mounted Vic Victor Lindelof was in charge of keeping the water from not leaking in. Well, it sounded totally preposterous. And in the end they did play. Rumors. But in the end, the three points were handed to mention Esther city, anyway, JJ, this was I guess we shouldn't be shocked by it from what we've seen from Manchester United as of late. But this was just it was just so not the effort that you thought you would get from a club. Not just looking to prevent one of their biggest rivals from potentially using this. As a major tool to go on to win a title also to try to get themselves back and Champions League contention at man, they just it was like Marino. Manchester United was just flat. So few opportunities. So few chances that I can really think of where they you know, are going forward and some kind of threatening men shot on target and sometimes the saving because lindgaard had the one volley that was kind of a pre like cool attempt rash bird. Argue rash. Furred flashed a shot over the top than there was a semi clearance out of the six year box in the second half. Just after city the opening. Bowl that was from Vincent company, and then then guard was coming in the far site. But generally, Andrew it didn't create very much because not quite apart. From the fact that didn't have the ball an awful lot that midfield plumbed levels of ineptitude that I have rarely seen from Manchester United midfield Pereira. Fred constantly giving the ball away. Fred most notably for the second goal. Pago Pago doing his his kind of. I'm trying really hard. You know, his kind of like lots of lots of lots of movement lots of falling over, but not a lot of product the ball. He played in the first half to Lynn guard for that chance. You talked about was fantastic. And it was one of those things where you're like when Fred and Pereira got the ball give it to about knock it over the top and get Vincent company in foot- race. What Marcus rash? I they weren't able. I mean that is the simplest way to play. And you know, he's born capable of doing it at Luke Shaw's effort for. The for Bernardo Silva gold that opened opened up the game. What was that? Yeah. I was just wondering is he just going to keep like Bernardo Silva just kept driving with eventually just backpedaled into the nets ever going gonna step forward like it lit on FICO. We're we're the guy ends up in the net. Just so poor on, you know, Gary Neville was on sky afterwards saying, well, that's just too. They are that's who this team is about as if that's the case dot is referring the mentoring. You know, he was on about a Roy Keane was on the panel. Which was I mean, the greatest midfielder of the river had we'll talk about a night to have Roy Keane on and he just viscera them on. He talked about Ronin an effort and really putting in effort. Now, they did that in the first half. They tried to press a one point they force company to kick the ball out of the line. But generally Andrew that all went out the window in the second half. They were supine they were spineless they were back to what they were against Everton, which was pathetic. And they, you know, I think if city where. What at full tilt, and I think if sonnet had come on even earlier, it could have been a lot worse for United. How many times do we need to say that about Sunday before like, well, he was understand what he needs to do to become a fixture in the starting. I don't either appoint was made to me on Twitter over the weekend. When I said, I believe he should be starting games on the point was, well, you know, who you dropping sterling Bernardo Silva. Honestly, I think there's a way to put him into the side where you would drop silver, the elder Davidson who was not in the kind of form that you would expect. But certainly, okay he doesn't have to start, but he can come on sooner than the eighty four th minute and the eighty ninth minute, respectively champions e games against Spurs. It was the sixty six when he came was just humming improvement of twenty minutes and he scored. Oh, no, I'm sorry. He scored in the sixty sixty km fifty right, right? And he has that ability to change games. Now. He said that in speaking to Arlo on the boys after the game. He said that you know, there's no issue with Pat P under. Fans that he can't come into the game. When he has so many good players head of him. He's not as it's not as if he sat there thinking while I'm better than him. When I'm better than him on understand that, but I do feel like earlier in the season he paid more of a role and that role was slowly. But surely phased out. Yeah. The thing that I sometimes wonder about is. Okay. If you're not going to be playing so much in the league like maybe that would be for the Champions League. Like, you know, I look at Tottenham and he's hurt now. But Serge aurea basically never starts in the league. But then in championship games. He's kind of a fixture at fullback. Like, you would think. Okay. Where's the chance that we can rotate the squad and get Sante into playing ninety minutes in at least one of these guys. I still believe that if pep had it to do all over again to bring on signing would have started in the first the first leg against Tottenham and made no sense. Not to I don't know. They played league Sunday starting the second leg. Yeah. But to broin started the Brighton GAM beforehand. He started can't remember. They're still Crystal Palace before it really before that too. And then all of a sudden, he's not playing against bars. It's it was super. We're very there's no way around. I wanna go back a little bit to something that you said that Gary Neville said about the squad from chest United. Maybe this is just who they are. I think there's some truth to that. I go on. Well, okay. I mean, how much of things really changed? So under Marino. They were this dour underachieving group of players and then social came in and suddenly they weren't. And we all kind of wondered why a lot of analysis said really doing a lot of the same things of Reno is. But guys are just executing now. And now they're of not against here's what we're looking at social the job officially on March twenty eighth since then United played seven games five in the league two in the Champions League. He's one two against Waterford and West Ham. Neither one of those were convincing and he's lost all the other five. And if you wanna go back even a little further he actually lost both of the games. Leading up to his hiring and Cup one against wolves. And the two nil against arsenal. So in their last nine games they've won two and they've lost seven including getting bounce from two Cup competent. Yes. So as the worst record since eighty one, so what would we be saying if this was any other club where what remove the flashy names, Marino club, legend, soul shy remove all that? And let's just pretend this was some other club. What would we be saying? Oh, well, they got the new manager bounce out settled back to the the mean. Yeah. But why are Manchester United that much different? But that's with anyone else who they are. I will get to this in my red card section in more debt put it's because of the narrative that's been spun he's calming and he's put a smile under faces. And we've heard all this nonsense about the United way, which is total an her. It's not real. It's not something that exists. The United way first of all under Furby was white men wingers a creative and a holding center midfielder, a an attacking force with striker and somebody like Eric tonight in the team. Dot that was the first Iranian the was another United where where there were quite dour played five in midfield and often paid vista Royal Fronton his own that was the second ration-. There's not just one way of playing the way the United way onto Furby was what winning. That's what it was. But we were spun this narrative that he's going to come in. They're going to understand what it is to play for Manchester United. They're going to wear the club blazer. There's going to be no headphones. There's going to be none of that. It's all going to there's going to be this cultural chain, let's not act like United with Rooney with Rinaldo with skulls with Beckham weren't playing more gigs work playing a more exciting. But it wasn't one thing. It wasn't villian. Like there was so many different ways. There was Rinaldo playing white as winger and then ranaldo playing white as wing or but a goal scoring winger who scores thirty-something goals in a season. There was all these different elements. That wasn't just one way. What was really good players on a manager that was able to transpose his anger, and his I suppose his motiva-. Onto the field. That's what it was. Then we haven't seen that with only gonna soldier. He's Cohen on. He's allowed the players to express themselves on. I'm sure after Marino. And what we saw like we saw from the sky cameras the fallings out, and they just the toxic. Atmosphere that he created around the clock. I'm sure when someone comes in that's fresh-faced and bubbly and compliant too glories of the past that lifts a team. But now, where's the coaching Andrew? Yes. Dive request what I'm saying. And I will I will get to this at the later on. But you know, you can talk about the United way all you want. There's no United way that says you play Victor Lindelof in a white position against the wall and watch him get his bum handed to against Everton. It was shocking. It was it was disgraced you know. There's no there's no United way. This is your goal keepers. Probably the best goalkeeper in the world is no conceding record high goal scoring numbers. What is it was the two goals today that puts him up to fifty conceded for the season? And it's like look at the goals. He's allowing. You could say, you know, I know you wanna look shawl was probably mostly at fault. I would say for the first one, but it's still it's not a shot Bernardo Silva hits. That's very it's not very hard hit kind of not scuffed it, but cakes quickly. Yeah. Maybe the hair was just like a little bit. I think he might have been unsighted by the frame of the show and not doing anything in front of him. But then the second one from sonnet. These are saves you expect to hey, it'd be make its but look at the Genesis there's like three or four people out of position on that goal. There's this. There was this still taken of the United defense on the goal. And it was just like this strip vertical line. And you're like, what are you doing? And maybe we were maybe we were all just thrown a little bit. Now. I think you and I were fair. I mean, we said after social be Tottenham one nil. Okay. Well, that's a great result for mention United goes of who the better side wasn't that on that day Deva put on a show, but even even three one maybe against arsenal. Even but well, yeah. But, but even if you look at the result, which was probably what we thought seeded firm. I mean, they did not play well that night and boof on PS Jesus and improve miraculously. And there was the miraculous. Humble, right. You know, there's all those things I said at the start I thought it would be a mental decision to appoint him even as a caretaker content considering his. See I'm what needed to be done at the club. Now, I actually softened my position on that over over the course of the winds and things like that. And I said, you know, he could be a good manager for the next two years. But what I didn't say was you must give it to them. Now, you how to them? No, no. We were pretty clear on that. I was you've given him that job before you've appointed the key piece in rebuilding the club, which is a technical director or a bunch of technical director. I just I'm so curious who are the guys and social spoke about this a little bit during the week. But who are the guys that if you're a Manchester United fan, you feel comfortable moving forward with on this club? I assume rash verd- I'll throw lindgaard in there. And I'll say Marcial because he recently signed a contract. I mean Maciel his body language when he came on tonight is what his body language for a while. Four really poor. But Lukaku out pod by out. Fred Herrera round while what a loss they'll take on? Fred. I mean, something's got to change. This isn't working. In fact, match out on the one guy that maybe you could have kept at least as somebody who perform a function in midfields because really is not as old as jars legs aren't going as managers appear to be would have been under Herrera knuckle be the difference. But he's gonna walk away to during the summer. We're led to believe it's pretty incredible to see what's happened with just so many just no strategy. But no strategy to look at it. You've got signings from the Furby era plan centre-back who should probably belong on the club. If a fullback was signed as a winger by Alex Ferguson, you know, playing wingback in Ashley young and captaining the club. Then you've got all these like, look, what do you do Alexis? Sanchez. Who's taken that contract? Feels interested scattergun approach Miguel Delaney is a really good piece about this prior to the game tonight. Check it out go to his Twitter and you'll see it. So for for city. This was the game at hand. They move ahead of Liverpool. Now, they've now both played thirty five games city or head by one point ahead by eight points on goal difference. You're for the slip ups now. Yeah, I it's just I keep repeating this to and I feel bad drilling into your head because I'm sure you feel worse and worse every time I say, but I've just never seen anything like this where Liverpool may go through the season losing one game and not winning title. It's just crazy. I'm looking at it. Now, I'm thinking they have to go to Burnley. And you know, Sean, die doubt them combing just throw. He throw handbags. Glad rags out them. Then you've got tremendous cottage though. But that's at home. They're at home to tremendous character. And then you've got Brighton away who could be fighting for their lives. You saw there's jeopardy in those games. I don't know. And then meanwhile, for for you guys Horsfield on Friday, which if you're not winning that you serve win the tight Lonnie way, I should say that they should win. They should take three points. That's at home to orders field orders feel at home Newcastle away, which you are safe. But I would be there in a bit of their in a bit of form spending. Well there so it could be one goal that the Cy and they're feeling themselves. Now, we'll talk a little bit more about them later in what's watch for. But they did suffer a bad injury significant. And then there's wolves and that's at Anfield. And and you know, wolves are. A bit of a Jekyll and Hyde team. So you don't know what you're gonna get there. They're not Jekyll and Hyde against top six JJ. I dunno. If you happen to see what they did arsenal today. But it was I would say it was shocking. But I guess you can't be shocked by anymore. They beat arsenal. Three one. They were up three nil at one point three goals from three other foreign players, Nevez, Jota and Monteverdi. I saw this from Paul car. It's the most points per game versus the top six in the primarily the season. Manchester City average two and a half points per game against the top excite then Liverpool at just under two points per game. And then in third wolves followed by Chelsea arsenal. Tottenham or knife, Manchester editor tenth wolves are averaging basically a point and a half per game against the top six. It's amazing. And if you're a wolves fan, I it's led to some of the most fun moments that you could probably recall in the recent history as a fan, God, the frustration of not being able to to do that against lower table teams knows where they could be I'm going to bore people with this. But I look at the big picture. What was and I think next season they're going to be contending to be a top succeed. If they can't afford to lose players, and they'll. How are they? I mean, we know the way the that the operate in terms of transfer market. They're they're securing him who's one of their crucial players. They're securing him. What Montel they signed him to a new extent into a contract extension will not accept they. They may sign them. Unofficial signed him outright. We know the way that they that they operate on the the knowledge that they have in the transfer market. And we know that full soon the company that owns them will back them. They're probably gonna kick on an I that's got to be there in that's or else. What is this for? They are monied in a way that the other clubs aren't and they are already stretching their most against the top six. Meanwhile, from arsenal you look at it. And it's now back to back to feats against Crystal Palace against wolves. This is this is Everton the defeat only a couple of weeks ago. This is shocking stretch for them yet. It's interspersed with them taking apart Napoli the Europa league. That's the thing is you. I'm starting now. Look they are still full steam ahead for a spot in the top four. But they're avenue into a Champions League spot is now I would say almost equally split between doing it through the league and doing it through the rope leaks. Attention is probably fixed in two different places. Still that's not an excuse for how they've looked in these past couple of games against palace. The defending on the Christian Ben goal against palace over the weekend is just awful. They've got a lot of problems mainly in the back. I would say, right. But even even look at look at some of the characters that have popped up over over the last couple of days say, for example, on social media, the arsenal who got a lot of attention until ding from our own Craig Burley where he tweeted out the stats that suggest scored on Stathis had a pet her season than versus Van Dyke. You know, that was funny, you know, amusing, but he still at the club. You look at the guy who scored tonight Socrates he still at the club not up to it. Andrew they need to revamp and rebuild that entire defense. We've said that. Alright. Yeah. Look some of it though is not necessarily just on these players. It's also in the manager who selecting these players to play if you looked at the lineup that was out there for the Crystal Palace game. They're worse than head scratchers. Here's Paul mariner on ESPN FC talking about Emory's lineup choices this throw away game. So what does he do? He plays a young kid of Ripon us at the buck is not ready. So don't plan you've already go in my opinion of very pool by because Shelley kills me to say, he's been a fantastic. So just going over the little bit stuff is all over the place. Jenkinson the it was playing the kid Gwen dues going to be a good player. But he's not ready yet. So the so many things wrong with this with the settle. I wasn't sure is going to play for the, but it was going to play three. So and it came to pass because when you look at the first goal, okay? There's a guy called Christian. Ben tech is seventy four eight this guy, very very difficult. Not to mount this guy. Stuff. It gets the wrong side of a militia before the bulls comment is put his hand because he thinks been been take his off side. And as far as my stuff is concerned is but jenkinson's behind him playing everybody. Onside some what are these guys doing train it? It's embarrassing. Yes, fine. But this is something that's bedeviled arson Vangere in the certainly not who years of of the last decade. And also is now troubling Unum. Re-? He can't grow players. You know, he's probably put in one of the players that he mentioned there. He's probably paid him. Because he hasn't got any other options. You know, he's got a wit to the summer and even in the summer, go. He's got Eric coming off the bench trailer is not a defender. He's defensive center made is what I mean, my point to you is this Andrews that he's gonna have to dress this in the summer on what some of the contracts that are already tight Taito, including material. And also, I suppose that's where they're getting rid of Ramsey to free up some money. Let's see we look at some of the other top for that were in action recently Tottenham lost Manchester City over the weekend in a game where they actually played pretty well. But just couldn't quite finish that chance a second thought city. Yes. Son had a couple reaches couldn't quite get the ball out from under his feet, but it was a pretty good a pretty good game. And obviously important went for city. And it was followed by yesterday. We're taught him took on Brighton in a game. That was just it was filled with all the the dread, basically that I sometimes talk about with Spurs where you know, all these great things are happening around them, you know, Chelsea drawing with Burnley and United are giving it away an arsenal or giving it away. And now you've got Brighton. For you at home and look Brighton. Do a lot of people. I saw on Tottenham Twitter. People are losing their minds over the way Brighton. Decided to play that game. Why I agree. I mean, look like we've said so many times like we said when Portugal went on and won the euro's beating France their their job is not to entertain u s at this stage in the season. Especially when you're when you're trying to stave off relegation their job is to survive got a point at wolves. And the new another point against Tottenham would push them that edge that little bit ahead of carrot of. And they were they said the game plan on if Stevens had closed down that shot by X improperly. Instead of doing the thing that annoys me all the time the jump in the air back Spinney thing blinded, the goalkeeper on it flew into the bottom corner. Grit strike it was a great strike American. Here's what it sounded like Eriksson. Good. The relief in that moment when he hit that ball Tottenham. There was I don't know if you remember. But the the shot that hit off the inside of the post and rolled along the goal line. That's when you start to think, oh, this is not happening. When you see that one. You've convinced yourself it's going to be one of these days, and you're going to look back at this. When you're not in the top four you keep waiting for that Spurs. He moment it didn't happen in the Champions League. At least certainly not yet. And I'm not anymore. That's the thing. I is you feel like the narrative is almost afraid to say it because there's still time for everything to turn. But in watching the way teams around them are just failing at this stage in the season. And if the way Tottenham are still right now kind of eking out results after they went through that rough patch since they moved into their new home. They have not lost. They had not drawn. They've won every game in the new stadium. Also, you know, you talk about these Spurs moments, and and someone. On Twitter yeterday a Chelsea fan. No doubt. I talking about. Oh, you know. I can't wait till Spurs get to a final and they bought lit, whatever. Even if they do get to the Chapman's e final bought lot. Even if they don't make it to top four. There's no way. There's there is no way any Spurs fine is swapping anything. That's happened this season so far. So they can have a cowboy Corp or an ethical final, by the way. Can we also say right now that if Tottenham get to the championship final, and let's say lose to Liverpool or Barcelona's tremendous seas way past the term bottling is that somebody who just doesn't know what that means a male fine. If they've got like a four nil lead in the second half, and they give it away then. Yes, we can say that they bottled it. But if they get to a championship final Tottenham. I don't know. Why people it's amazing. How these these terms just sneak into the Geist on Twitter and people just they tweet the same memes when anything happens, even if it was at the start bottling like the American translation would be choke. Right. Yeah. But there's there's means and ways of doing like they'd have to go into the final as the as the. Wild favorites. It would have to be taught him versus Schachter. Nets are someone like that. For for them to lose be late in college basketball. If like a mid major, that's not what Tottenham are let's say like, you know, a six seater a five seed get to a national championship game and take on Duke. Do they would you say choke, if they don't win that gaining the guy, and I think what the guy said was on they'll do their usual, which is maybe not he maybe didn't use the term bottle. But he said lose in a final. I'm like they've never been to Champions League. Final before. Let's see speaking of Chelsea. I did mention they drew with Burnley those actually a phone game or fun first half. Yeah. A fun. I twenty five minutes or so Jeffrey, Jeff Hendrick. He lows a volley. God you only score Vanni. It was honestly it was really incredible. Now, I guess my big in looking at all the top for games. My big observation kind of comes out of that one. We're talking about you know, what Brighton set out to do against Spurs will debit. Louise, I guess felt similarly. In what Burnley's did against Chelsea? He said this. We tried everything to win the game. But it's difficult playing team who has to chances score two goals, but didn't wanna play the game for me the authority on the pitch as the referee. When he's not there to try to check what he has to do on the pitch. It's difficult. They were trying to time ways from the first minute of the of the first half. And then it was antifa football. So it's difficult to play against. Well, there's not there's no such thing as onto until he footballers just different ways of playing the game. Also to was part of a Chelsea team. I believe was it last season to season before can't remember the win to Bernie turf moor and lost the game. You know and Bernie played exactly the same way. You know? I don't understand this this mentality. If you've got to be good enough to break them down. You can't complain afterwards. The other thing too. Okay. They're trying to play anti football. Hey, they scored two goals. Like if they're now granted it was in very. You're Chelsea you. You will allow them to score on on like hardly any opportunities. Yeah. How about just defend them? Out was this crying from players of Mony teams with well-heeled teams with lots of skillful players who play a certain way, and they they complain. Why don't you come to our stadium and just roll over? And let us take your belly. When is that ever happened? It's a great point, man. Now there were moments where I thought Chelsea played. Well, the run from Ruben Loftus cheek to then get the ball to Aden has are to then set up goal Kante. I was the first goal. I think that what is the way home anytime did hazard turned the defender and just leave him on the ground own believed. I mean that was that's what Chelsea can be by the way, the move for the Ingles was spectacular to some nice wound touch football and around the box. And it was as Quetta I believe who just rolled this back into his path. And he's just smashed it absolutely smashed it and then embrace the member of the crowd. So yeah, it was a chessy paid wetter times. What they're what makes the maddening? I don't think it's going to damage them though, considering that arsenal lost so much. I still. What it means is they didn't really like didn't get they could be in a nice position. But instead, it's it remains a toss up. Yeah. You're right. Really? It was only Tottenham that have taken advantage. So far JJ moving beyond the title raise the top for it bears mentioning the chain long. Did a thing yesterday that I could not even honestly believe I wasn't. I was watching Tottenham. So you know, as I'm scrolling through Twitter. I saw someone we tweeted well, I saw the game kicked off. And then I saw right away goal. Southampton one nil. And I thought like is this just a re tweet from like the last time they played somebody just trolling, right? And no he he here. Give it a listen. What's up six continue their own places in the Champions League? They wrote the lake a chance they reveal say long. Less than ten seconds seven point six nine seconds is what they're officially calling. It was such an it was an encapsulation of what he is. When he's out his best, he presses blocks the bowl. No the ball fell kindly for him. Then he just sprints in shown pace that he has. I think it was Cathcart he closed down. And then he just lifted over the goalkeeper perfectly. Yeah. Now, look when something like that happens, you people instinctually need to find blame like is Cathcart to blame is the keeper to blame. I don't know isn't that. Just great. It's it takes a wild bounce off long. Right. Kind of into his pad to fact that from minute one. He's in there pressing closing people down is is who he is. I remember back. Oh funny to hear you say that didn't he have this ethically? This the thing for him. I remember in twenty sixteen Jurgen Klopp was into the job just a few months. And there was this rumor that went out that they were looking at buying long from Southampton fans were why why why this is why because he runs he runs more than most players at that level. He closes down. He'd try the problem is he's not a polish finisher despite that goal on. He goes too long without scoring goals. JJ I have in front of me a ticking clock seven point six nine cents is ridiculous. I'm gonna ask you random question s you super mundane, easy simple questions. This isn't even trivia 'cause it's just like super easy stuff. Don't use never paper. Never do it that way. You're always hurt me. No. Because the goal here is just to see. Can you answer the easiest questions possible faster than sharing? All right. My back apparen-. Okay, ready? Here we go. Would you have for lunch yesterday chicken sandwich? Really? Are you just you know? All right. You know, you did it. That's got a clock that seven point six nine six. I was. Got a couple of. Well, what do you think is happening here? Oh, all right. Okay. Let's see ready. Can you tell me where your shirt and pants about the pants in pennies in Ireland about the shirt online? Just barely be. That was close. All right. It's like no time. I know he scores a goal. I have one more here for you. How old are your brother and sister thirty two thirty three thirty to thirty four. Sorry. Did it about health despair? Do we have any idea from where he won the ball like the sprint from there to to the goal from there until he scores the goal? That's it was just he et the field up. Yeah. I don't know how it was actually physically possible to do that that quickly. He's a few goals like three in his last five or something like that. So he's officially on fire on fire. Somebody tweeted the. The fire service of donor. Someone like that Shan long is on fire, and we're dealing with trying to think if there's one more super Mondaym, easy question. I could ask you are you watching game of thrones current, you are let's see what are the names of the two dragons, I don't know that one. Big dragon. John, tom. I thought the first the first episodes, by the way of game of thrones felt were the second one specifically since as good tying up. Loose ends in preparing for the March of the dead thought, it was the tension of all these people who've just believed this is their last night alive. Yeah. It was like there was darkness to it. But I I don't know. I really really enjoyed it the night before a Spurs game. I just sit around drinking wine. I get knighted. Oh such a good show him so sad. It's going to be over. Yeah. No, it's it's very enjoyable show. We have to do by the way for our when the in the week of the final episode. We're gonna have to do our game of thrones football cross you have predictions on who you think are going to make it and who are are gonna die. There's a twist in somewhere with with czar see that I can't put my finger on. The army of the I'm torn on everything what is the show is kind of based around this like unpredictability, I think Tyrian is is because he's talked so much about how this will be the end for him. I think Tyrians going to eat it. I think Jamie's Jamie's gonna eat it in Hurley fashion that leaves us with a good view of him. He has to save brand to make up for not that it really pushing the window right because he was having sex with his sister. He has to do something heroic. There's there's a lot of making up to do there. Yeah. I think so. Yeah on, but he's going to he's going to definitely I think he's gonna he's not gonna make it by the way. Did you see brand has gone to the way that that whole night ceremony? How happy she was to have gotten that moment. I feel like that was like her pinnacle and now she can die Janata Jimmy cold. Speaking of death. You know that Jamie, Lancaster, his his the actor that plays him is also big leads fan, and he inserted into his conversation. So Jimmy Kim he was on Jimmy Kimmel. And so what conversation his conversation? With Jimmy Kimmel two weeks ago. Jimmy Kimmel is trying to get out of him who about the king of the north and all this stuff, and he just starts going on about the Elza untold. Yeah. He he goes on about completely confuses him really, by the way, speaking of the walking the Walking Dead and the armies of the north the AMI of the north leads are blowing their chance, but they felt like they were right on the doorstep. All my God. They've lost Brentford. And then they lost before that too. I can't remember who was Andrew might have to go through the playoffs. This will be they are battle with the with the army of the dead. Let's see we're going to take a super quick break. JJ when we come back. We've got a mail bag. We've got what to watch for red cards man of the match don't go anywhere. Just the city junction of place installing these saw nays Friel the left hand side as LeRoy saw it. They shake. Reliving edges to cities to nil victory over United with Acis who are probably the biggest celebrity funds of much your city. Yeah. I think they were on the board of city for little Hoyle in in the late nineteenth. They played up man road. Does also a brilliant video of the league to sorry would have been division. One play-off actually, no division two play-off, which it's unbelievable to think that city were down there and the Gallaher brothers are at the game on their interviewed by sky true fans. The opposite obsessed with a saw Zack Ephron at the the new White Hart Lane. I think he was at arsenal also seen in an arsenal shirt wants. So I don't know what's going on. He will definitely be spotted at the pack prince wearing a PS g jersey next year. Feels like that feels like that let's say you have a mail bag. I do indeed asks you a soccer pot on the Twitter machine. Caught offside pod at gmaiLcom and caught offside ESPN on Instagram. Please follow us on Instagram. We want to see what to see you follow us there too. Because the hip kids do it, and we're not very hip Dray forever. Hey. Always love the pod JJ. You did well with your prediction from Champions League producing terrific high scoring game. What type of game? Do you foresee in the semi between Spurs versus I XE Barscelona versus Liverpool. Do you believe in a cough site Cup Champions League claimed God, what do you think? Spars an I X. Can't not see it being an exciting open game and digital the other one. Oh, no. This is a really entertaining last four here, you you you show doubt. I hate doing this. But you should expect goals in both ties. Yeah. Absolutely home will be the team that that should job. Yeah. I don't see any team here. Going into these games and thinking, okay, we're we're just going to defend the hell out of this. I don't think that's really in. Any of these teams personality? Zach Walder is talking about sala- I had to break the stone. And he contacted us on Instagram as well he slid into our DM's with this. I know he scored nineteen goals so far this season. But I think we all can say that when you've watched up player this year can be absolutely infuriating as he turns the ball over miss places passes all over the field and routinely. Mrs open teammates in better positions to score. And instead obsta to try and go to goal himself. I'm familiar with the motto shooters, gotta shoot. But sometimes maybe the shooter bass to Saudi Amman, Bobby for me. No, just my thoughts on wanted to get your take on everything earlier in the message. He it's jested move. Silence on. Oh my God. Yeah. Now that to me as a relative outsider to Liverpool that feels. Just so harsh. I can't even believe what I just heard. But I'll defer to you know, I think it's crazy. Absolutely crazy. I wouldn't do that at all there were times against Everton where I wished he had tried to shoot with his other foot and has his season being different. But I keep saying to you that you know, he couldn't match what last season was because it was the freak of season. He's not an oatmeal goalscorer either that from three operates as a three that's going to combine with different things. And by the way, saudi-omani for for a period as well during the season was missing chances was oftentimes we now he's going to go on to be one of the players of the season money. But for a couple years now, we've talked about how he Radic he can be. Yeah. I just I think I think look some of it. The way Liverpool play those guys see a lot of the ball. Right. Which increases the chances for them to make mistakes. All yet. They're not by the way, they're not deferring to someone as a centre forward. You know, they're all contributing goals and. They probably maybe there is a little bit agreed to Saleh's game. Since last season. He interviews. He's made him. So very aware that he's in this goals race with Sergio guero and Ryan, Starling and assists. And all those things he's aware of it, which is normal which is normal. But no, I am I am not a little bit more on him in what to watch for also not flattering. I'm not setting him. I'm not even hinting at that. But we'll get to it. Brandon by sir. I wanted to share a happy memory with you both that I recalled when the goal Cup draw was announced for this year on the night. The USA was eliminated from contention to take part in the World Cup. Boy, this is not starting with twenty seventeen Trent Trinidad and Tobago day. That was the first time I listened to your podcast in the middle of the night. I woke up not feeling well and usually turn to the local radio to listen to it as fell back to sleep. However on that night. I figured you're one our podcast about arguably the worst annual soccer's. Recent history was better to settle an upset stomach. I made it through about twenty minutes before falling asleep. The next morning. I started your podcast over again. And listen to the entire show detailing soccer in new way for me since that night. I do not believe I've missed an episode every meal like man of the match rate card, etc. Your podcast is become social routine for me thought I named a project about creating a formal request and feedback process for my company in honor of the mailbox because why not keep up the good work. And thank you for sharing soccer with us from the upper east side of New Jersey. That's Brandon the upper east side of New Jersey. I think he's trying to do a play on your true from the Upper West side of Manhattan. Kevin styles. Huddle measures going into battle divinely. Devante although Kevin Hayes ads. I was recently chastised for not being a true fan back in twenty seventeen. We're bad with the shot. Get lost their first in five matches. Sorry, they lost their first five matches. I watched their sixth win over Brigham glad back. I was captivated by the fans cheering so loudly. I didn't even realize they were singing to a sound system as they were so loud. They drowned it out. It was clear shock probably weren't making top four or even top six that year. But the fans still cheered. It was champ is the final coming from a family the passionately root for teams that are loveable losers more often than not this display touched me on a developed soft spot for Shalva I began to follow them slowly becoming a fine. I admitted as much to a longtime shock fan almost promptly chastised for not being a real fan. So I guess the question is is this a needless purity tests or as my finish. He is my affinity for them on war. Wanted in some way, tell them to go scrat-. Oh my God. Ridiculous. How he became a fine. As is not the issue when we were talking about the Lester bandwagon fan. He literally jumped on when they were in the middle of title race. This is a guy who is captivated by the fans by the lovable loser element by the you know, the the passion tell that go I go and take a hike. Yeah. That's even grown to feel bad about what we said about the Lester fan, I do too. But I never said he couldn't become a fan. I'm just saying there's reason for us to call him a bandwagon. His origin story is not it doesn't look great, no, Louis Korea. Hello boys, huge fan here. I'm also a big fan of the Michael cash show on this every chance I get. And I've never understood Michael K's absolute hatred of color commentators, stepping on the calls of the main commentators to me, it shows a level of motion and personality that proves that we're not just listening to robots I love it. How do you feel about it moments? Like Jared verse Olympia Cus are that much more special than hindsight. Because of that Connick. Among other moments. Anyway, keep up the great work Louis from Los Angeles. So that's Louis from without that, we wouldn't have this which is actually the seven seven years ago today this happened. Those seven years ago feels longer. Believable. That was Gary Neville stepping on over the sky commentator. Yeah. As long as it's not contrived. I agree with Lewis. And I rarely is it I can these big moments. When a color commentator, loses his mind, it's because the moment is so crazy. He loses his mind we have which this may end up in in one of our top five podcast moments. We have a railroad Houghton section which even Ray himself. Loved the section this them back to it. I do feel at times Ray wants to not smart step all over Phil Shane but doing Irish jig on fills belly. Like, he they're here for me. Phil. Yeah. Forget the Phil. Don't forget, I am the talent. He's like Gordon who's going down from the mountain on his slinging Goldens. Of all time. This interesting finally from Paul Dickson guys love you both and the pod. Remember last week? Andrew we played the path a newsreel of the Champions League semi final from nineteen sixty to the voice of pathway was Bob danvers Walker. Don't ask me how I remember from member Paul. Are you? He was also the voice on a nineteen sixties UK quiz show called take your pick. Hello. And welcome to write the classic British commentator, pre nineteen seventy Hello. And welcome to take your pick in which you take your pick contestants at the ready Jim from Shropshire. Boy, the way Paul is tip it here. Yes. Jimmy Greaves signed from AC Milan to Spurs. Right. He had being Chelsea after the double season the CIA that size. Right. I didn't even realize so he never played in the wwl team. He signed for nine thousand nine thousand nine hundred ninety nine pounds. He didn't want the pressure of being the first one hundred K player, I one hundred thousand pound transfer free. I did a little bit of research. It's even more interesting than that. This is from the telegraph in two thousand one the transfer of Jimmy Greaves from AC Menam to Tottenham Hotspur and sixty one for around one hundred thousand was considered to be sore delicate, I told him of currency exchange controls that the chancellor of the exchequer in England hat to sanction. It papers released by the Public Record Office show, the government of Harold Macmillan agreed to the transfer only because Britain's status as a net exporter of soccer talent meant that the country benefited from an unfetter transfer market the con. With today's market is marked last year. The premiership spent seventy five percent of its purchase money on foreign players who made up sixty percent of its new recruits. That's in two thousand and one who did this research you or him. No, no, soap. So Paul told me about the hundred K and was like. And there was an article from the telegraph from some years ago. Well, unbelievable unbelievable. Believable. That is your mailbag JJ. We've got what to watch for in just a sec bud before that I wanna tell you about cruiser o sip recruiter. I'll tell you what. Ed Woodward, should he use ZipRecruiter instead of just going with old Oli balls while so there's JJ that's it. Let's see hiring is challenging JJ. It is to get that guy back from Molda who's playing in a championship. That's lower than the Kazakhstani and as bourgeoisie championships and give him the mandate is job. There's one place. You can go were hiring a simple, fast and smart place. We're growing businesses connect qualified candidates. That place is ZipRecruiter dot com slash offside. That's right. That's us. Ziprecruiter sends your job to over a hundred of the web's leading job boards, but they don't stop there. No, no, no. With their powerful matching technology. 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So flattering terms this past week in the wake of last game. There's been a rejuvenation in Sala diving Scott like of all the dives. That's all this probably done this season. This one is the rejuvenation what a load of on not making it up. I'm just a vessel to deliver. The message your vessel working for Neil Warnock because what he says Moore war. No, he is. He is a trick. I cannot believe my turn on him in the last few months. Did you see his are cast face on the sideline when the penalty was give saris to Yang offsides? He didn't know. He was I love that. Like, it's so funny to be he said this about solid diving. I think the end of it was a nine point nine Tom daily job, Tom Daley's famous diver. I know Tom is not I'm not talking to you. I don't think he could have got much higher off the diving board at the end of it. I'm sure you'll be saying we're knocks moaning so. And so once again, he knows like he's so self aware, which is hilarious to me. He knows what he knows that. He's just this old man yelling at clouds, and he's leading to what I'm going all in on that I've shown you the footage. He wasn't old man yelling at clothes. Hey, hey, you deserve that you deserve that. Right. One of my favorite moments in manager history. Believable to gold the players as they go off the field. I don't think I could play for him. Oh, I think it will be tremendous phone. He would create a such an also against the world mentor. I guess that that is true for for for a wound footed plotter like you you'd slot right into his team Sala, though. What Andrew did you see the incident? I'm gonna ask, you know. Here's did you see the incident did and Marson has his arms round him right now. Just solid dive at the end. Yes. But the referee gives Morrison all day to release him from his from his bare grip. I ne- never. So it's it's like if you want to argue the point solid just goes, I might as well hear what I was going to say was both things can be true. Right. It can be a penalty and dies on all asleep. The more you learn. But he does have a problem and it needs to be addressed Saturday. Seven thirty AM Tottenham in West Ham, West Ham, kinda made a habit of spoiling big Tottenham moments in the last few years because they hate you. They certainly do. There's no denying that. They knocked knock Spurs out of the FA Cup. They were the team that officially ended even though Tottenham were never going to win that title two years ago against Chelsea West Ham was the team that officially ended. It Ronald Marson scored against you enjoying the Sam Allardyce era. That's not even mentioned the the lasagna game. Yeah. So there are reasons for some nerves heading into this now like I said thank y'all ever eat lasagna after he wasn't afflicted was he no. But do you think just the whole connotations ruined lasagna for him? Yeah. Not making the champion. Shame. If there was ever like Doritos gate. I don't know what I would do. I heard Robbie Keane gets offered lasagna and runs out of the restaurant screaming. I don't blame them. There should really be ESPN thirty for thirty on lasagna gate. I think it's that interest. Thing. Maybe an e sixty short. All right. We'll start with that. We'll negotiate Saturday ten AM Fulham and Cardiff City Cardiff right now sit in the relegation-zone three points behind Brighton really more like three and a half because of goal difference. So this is we're kind of entering must win territory now, especially when you look at who the opponent and Fulham decided to start playing little bit lately, you know, win the odd game. Yeah. I know. I'm starting to wonder like our guys are there guys who are trying to prove that they still belong in the Premier League that are like auditioning for for jobs because we're going to have you know, they're going to sell peop-. Sure, I'm sure there's that's part of it. I'm also thinking that there's some that are there that realize they're going to be in the championship next season would like to be at the club that they're already at which has good chance going back up. There's also this. Scott Parker affect who is just he's like an EMMY five secret agent is definitely more of a World War Two fighter pilot. Yeah. Clean-cut definitely. With a with a haircut. You could set your watch to liked him. Let's see Saturday twelve thirty Brighton and Newcastle. Breitner the team battling Cardiff right now in that final relegation spot. They are in the midst of freefall haven't won in the league since March ninth. But there's more that is also the last time they scored a goal seven straight EPL games without scoring think. Maybe the culprit took their oil off the ball of it. All right. That's as good of guesses any. I don't know. I mean, this is just like Chris Huhne? What is what is happening? Yeah. We thought card if we're pretty much dead and gone. But that is not the case Brighton. Have brought card if back into this race. So they face Newcastle. Who by the way, just won back to back games? They're up to thirteenth in the table. Tough. News Miguel Merlin done for the season handsome injury questionable for COPA. America. Looked very he was grimacing in pain as he went off. Look who's in tears now. I don't know that there are stats necessarily the kind of capture what his impact has been really isn't Astle. But here's the because he hasn't scored a goal, and I don't even know if he fishery has contributed system, but when you talk to people who support Newcastle when you look at kind of Newcastle Twitter, they won't they'll make it sound like his impact has been integral as a nice guy smileys. Embrace the crowd, and he really works hard. So they love that. But it's way too soon to judge yet into primarily, I think I think I think part of it is that he's their record signing on. They want him to do. Well, yeah, that's a large part of an it's also coincided with Ozzy Peres hitting a lot of form. I mean, he's the gym. If people wanna talk about the gym, he's the hired work. He's been bodyman of wrath his team. Yeah. Now, I will say this before Elmore on the season Newcastle had six wins six draws thirteen losses. Thirteen losses since Elmer on five wins two draws three losses. It's a different team. Do you know that at this point known the season? They have the exact same record as last season. Not only do they have the exact same wins and losses. They have the exact same goal. Difference goals scored goals against how is this possible. I wonder if this is just their ceiling if they're going to just be what like this under Mike. Ashley, you know, will they'll just kinda like float around with? And lack lack of signings. It's better than relegation, of course. But if you're a new castle fan, are you what do you mean? What do you mean, if you're Nukus if your wrath of Benitez, he wants to do better they've got back from this summer are I think he should leave. He's the chance to build something. They're amazing if the board would just walk with him. Yeah. Sunday, seven AM another away fixture for arsenal. They go to Leicester City arsenal. In the midst of this rough patch clearly losing back to back games. Like you said, maybe they have an eye on what's happening the rope elite as well Sunday night. Oh, five AM Burnley. Manchester City wanted to ask you we didn't mention this before and talking about city rain, sterling made some comments about racism in football. I think it was skysports. He was talking to any suggested nine point deduction to clubs whose fans are found to have been making racist chance. I mean. It's certainly something that should be considered. I don't think a lot of ideas should be off the table right now considering the Hobart things of of gotten people trying to obstacle at the point by saying, oh, a look what is somebody goes into a ground and deliberately says something to get another team. I wouldn't put it past certain animal fans to be that way wouldn't. Look this spirit of what he's talking about that this. Of course, this could materially harm team is what I like about it. It's a genuine punitive measure, and really civilized society. Can't believe it's come to this particular Sunday eleven thirty Manchester United and Chelsea to clubs battling right now for a top four spot. Chelsea currently occupy the fourth spot. Brutal blow though for them and more. So for the player himself Callum Hudson door who now finally seems to be getting his chance. Sorry is starting to play him playing decently. Well, and then he ruptured his achilles. And he's done for the year. Almost entirely meet means that it seals his fate somewhat that he is going to be a Chelsea next season. It's not going to be the case where it will. You're gonna give me guarantees that. I'll play it's like you have to rehab combeback. Nobody's buying them in in the current condition. He'd be in though. So it's it's a shampoo. Yeah. Really unfortunate. Let's see JJ MLS Saturday five pm Vancouver and Philadelphia. I'm starting to wonder if we underestimated the union a little bit we thought, oh, Marco Fabien. What does that signing Doria? What's he going to be an all the sudden, they look I mean, they look great April. Andrew we. So we just shouldn't analyze we shouldn't talk about it. No. All right. No, no red card. Let's go. You know, if you want me to say underestimate the union, obviously. So so far so good for them. We do a whole week call jump to conclusions. We know but people haven't got that either. Like, you got DC United. That's the point will the point isn't to get stuff raw. My God dryer be right point is jump to a wild conclusion. See what happens? It's fun. Let's see Saturday six pm, Atlanta and colora-. Bado in Atlanta losing again. I've more thoughts on this than I do for the view to be honest with you, okay? Do you asked in the rundown? What is going on with Atlanta? Let's start with the basics open till his penalty versus Dallas. I couldn't believe this Joseph mar at the weekend. Joseph Martinez was over seven hours without a goal. That's that's problem. Number one. Now, why might be happening? First of all look at the defending in transition on the break from Atlanta on both the Ferrera and cost to goals. It's just HARA firing them to time and space that that that those players had to score for Dallas. Also, Atlanta are no. And this is the thing for me there. No passing possession team rather than a lightning-quick counterattacking team. That's got to be affected Martinez numbers. That's not who they are how they became a success unto bore has got to realize that you want hear this that Andrew six hundred passes seventy two percent possession at home for Atlanta. Not great. If you're matches your city or Barcelona for Atlanta. The way they play. It's absolutely stifling. It's stifling. Now, look Barikot hits the post that one goes in. We're having a different conversation. But. That's it. They dominated the game. They passed, but it's a much more methodical and slow process for Lantana. And that's gotta change about the Elmer on effect. I just told you Newcastle's record since he arrived. Why would you not just with the grit knowledge of the game that I've just dropped for you? You just wanna put it down to one guy. I I actually agree with you. That's probably part of it. But to bore is boring them Sunday one thirty Minnesota and affirmation DC United DC as many teams are a lot of midweek action. Actually, we put the heck's on them. Well, well, well, I did they're still in I in the east now they games already played eight everyone else's played six. Of course. Nuts DC inaction right now. Like, I said a lot of teams are there up one nil currently on Columbus. So by the time, you're hearing this. I don't know if I wanna go to deep on criticizing them, but they were poor against then why CFC NYC themselves aren't grid. So well NYC. Might be better than we thought. They were going to be. They're scoring goals. I think a little easier than what we thought was going to be the case for them matriochka starting to. Yes. And they're gone and their new signing gold at the weekend as well. Hey, it's very early. Their turnaround Sunday three thirty Seattle. Sounders L AFC probably your Marquis game in the weekend. I'd say maybe a statement didn't they just play just play and it didn't go. Well, they met last Sunday LA smashed them for one however, however role. Redeem as MRs third straight game with an injury contusion. Chad Marshall missed the game when the inflammation will Bruin missed the game with a hamstring injury. So they are ravaged right now, we'll see who's able to play in this one on fortunate because this could be such a fun match up. These two teams meeting to the best in the west right now Seattle or kind of shell of what they really are. So I wanna call statement game. But it's a might be a little bit unfair to judge them truly probably a bit early for that. Let's see JJ. Let's let's do this red card. You wanna go first? Yes. Gary Neville, Andrew. Can you play what Gary Neville said at the weekend after United thumping go to some park owned? That's bringing Gary Neville who. If you remember was saying his blood was boiling be full the match today so temperature now Gary. Furious to build this. He's out to go over to Paula jobs for the I've often said clubs over last seven days, if you've got weeds in the garden, and you get rid of some Japanese not we football club tuck in the foundations of the house that needs daily with properly the idea that all day a few weeks ago, set the Josie Marino the funds with him to the amounts at the end thing they want. Sola shy out, but don't to no-go sold shy those plays now, well and truly heads on the line. Okay. So interesting. Can you play what Gary never said after United nocco PS G three adequate questions for you? How would you like you come juts? What would you sell light to be on? Why would you let the statue? Funhouse ignite. Okay. This is Gary Neville earlier today. So, but what over forty eight hours since the hammering at Goodison in like this for eleven is more or less next slide enough through next just this pilots this we saw eleven years change. He was a lot nicer than this will be around. Right. Good friends. You would say eleven years together. Here's the problem. So when when all the Goeller socia- on when United we're putting performances in winning in Europe. It was about only gore sold share when now that they're not doing that. It's about the players and only slow shares shouldn't have to the fans like there's here's the problem. Gary Neville, especially in the world of Ed Woodward, who we know from what's been written into papers loves headlines wants there to be a good mood and his worried about what the media says, we know that Gary Neville commands a lot of power respect in those circles. And what what concerns me here is this Andrew he can't just pick and choose. No, he's got to criticize Saul Cher for these results. You can't just say that it was sold. Shares affect that one them those games. But when they lose it wasn't third the same players. So what's change? Now. I don't believe in absolve in the players entirety from bland. But I have to ask questions about soldiers co. Coaching? We heard today that he took them to Carrington the former old Manchester United haunt where they used to train. Why did he bring him there? So that the goal of George Best would inhabit their bodies and inspire them to beat Manchester City. I just think Gary Neville is too close to this. No he's too close to the manager. And actually, there's a support system in the media. No for Sasha that Josie Marino never had an often complained about. I don't think this is good never got to be even haunted here that is not even handed. What you're saying? You've got to address what the managers don't. Ultimately, if it was if it was he that came into the club and changed everything then he has to take responsibility for the vehicle at the weekend. That's how it works. You can't pick and choose. It's so interested a fair point. However, it is kind of like what Gary Neville, saying is not all that much different than what you and I were saying earlier that this team is just like the manager. Almost doesn't matter right now. Just not definitely that. He has to get rid of. Yeah. But that's kinda would never say, though, it's not these are the same players that pulled out these grit results that got him the job. What has changed dot is question is he tactically good enough? Is he capable of putting out different teams to to meet different opposition? That's the question. I think we're discovering that he's not on. Also, the fact that he's got an I, you know, such an ally in the national broadcast media in England. That's that's an advantage to him to uncertainly in the eyes of Edward. Let's see my red card JJ is New England Revolution forwards. I saw a stat for Matthew Doyle on Twitter that I couldn't even believe here. It is. He tweeted this during the New England New York red bulls match he said teal Bunbury just put a shot on goal in the fifty fifth minute for the revs against the rebels. It's the first shot on goal by revs center forward this year. Six hundred eighty five minutes about eleven and a half. Hours mother of God. Now the reds actually won the game. One nil. Thanks to a Christian goal in the seventy third minute. Not surprisingly it broke a goalless streak for the club of two hundred and eighty one minutes wild. So I feel bad making them kinda my red card in a match what that they won. But God for your center forwards to go eleven and a half hours with we're not saying without scoring a goal. We're saying without having a shot on target. That's unbelievable. You gotta feel remember last year we talked about if you've got face, but you stayed at the same skill level and your inserted into a primarily game. How many goals you score? And you played the full ninety every answer zero. For you to. I think it hit the target though. Well, maybe but the answer is hero caught off sides man of the match. What you got my man of the match is also from MLS? Ten goals through nine games. Andrew, which seems just ridiculous figure also contributing five assists meanings directly factored into fifteen of NFC's twenty five goals at sixty percent. Karla Faye is having season where it's being debated by Hercules Gomez of ESPN FC. Whether he's cruising are non he also player that for as much as he does. Well, he kind of goes in coast through games flow to pick and choose as went, and he's still very effective, and I'll give you a few examples. Gatos Vela scored a goal and three assists versus Portland, and I called that game for the board of this. And I remember thinking after this game that was a poor performance from Carlos Vela that was sub par from God Little's villa any scored a goal and three assists. So he's kind of coasting through this league. At this moment. I don't think Elliot c or Carlos Vela are quite as good. As we make him out to be at this moment. But Gatos valley is no doubt playing at another level than everybody else in Major League Soccer. That was a couple of weeks ago. What is what is he saying right now, Andrew he is fire in the way, the best player and MLS? And I'm not sure that he's Colston. I think he's he's cruising. I couldn't tell almost if that's if what Hercules Gomez is complimenting him or insulting. I think he doesn't know what to do. He thinks that he can play at a higher level. Basically. It is a compliment. Yeah. That this guy has dominating. And we're not even seeing the best from him. This is goal against Seattle outside of the booth. Just a beautiful goal. I guess Alexi cables fail. The creek kitchen. John stroz, not kidding. Really wasn't incredible. I touch from Baylor. Because the while the pass was perfect a lot of pace to it. And it was in Tykwer for valid right foot controls it on the right foot. Wasn't it? And then smashes home at the left. Yeah. I think so just the finish this. What's wrote me? Yeah. It's one of those questions we asked before which Vinko aren't they just like to good for the league? No come on. That's ridiculous. Okay. Then fine. Let's ask that about you know, when when mo- Sala last year or like, you know, when what messy is doing in the league. Maybe those guys too good for their leagues. Like, we can't just have great players and unelected. They have to be at bothers me. See? All right. Just ask the question. I don't care for the question. And I don't really care for the person that asked it. Wow. Men in the match for me. Jay, not listening. No. You don't care from. I'm going to get a believe PS g oh my. Emoting can finally breathe a sigh of relief they beat Monaco on Sunday to win league. Although they actually won the league earlier in the day when Leo failed to win against to loose second straight league, title PS g six in the last seven years. They've now one eight titles in their history. Just two behind Marseille and sent at ten for the most of all time baba had a hat trick in the win. He's now got thirty goals in twenty seven league matches this year. They'll face Ren this Saturday in the coupe defrost final going for the double neymars back Vanni and de marina also fit once again be a massive surprise. I think to everyone should they not go on and get that double even with that season. I don't think can be looked at as a success. Because of the Champions League and co man of the match, I guess you could say event is also sharing them Linko with ES g well, I'm trying to give some credit to the clubs that won titles this past weekend wrong with you eight straight titles for you. They are you kidding me? They came back from a goal down against fiorentina to one to do it. In addition to that, obviously being a team chief -ment so also historic achievement for Rinaldo. He becomes the first player to win titles in the Premier League, LA alita and Syria. Rinaldo also reportedly has wasted little time in telling the club who he'd now liked them to sign. Have you seen his list? He provided a list of six players that he that. He would like he wants Veron former team minute realme drid. He wants Iskoe. Also, former teammate it Real Madrid. He wants coast us Manolas the Greek centreback from Roma he wants ten gay in bele Leon midfielder. Who I guess is impressed in the Champions League. Federico keesa twenty one year old fiorentina midfielder like him. He wants and also Zhao Felix nineteen year old Ben fica attacking midfielder. And I mean once you save Iran and is school. You're already gonna be in financial fairplay this money. You're right L D Agnelli's will pay for it. Will you're going to have to offload somebody. And I don't know who I mean, I would look at much for Emory Chan plays the tweet it won't be. Then it has to be somebody value. I look at that. Alessia? Absolutely. That's the first name that comes to mind for me. So there you go I would have had Barcelona on here, but they've been made to wait. Because at let it go Madrid did wind today. Three two they scored an eighth minute winner against it was Valencia that they played today. I don't remember exactly, but they won three two. And so that delays the essentially the inevitable. So the next time we do this podcast. I'll probably be annoying Barcelona's. My man of the match you you mentioned Monica there PS g and the rumors about Tyrian rejoining rejoining rebels as their head coach. Yeah. Snuck nine rentals are denying it adamantly. But I don't know. Sometimes we're there smoke there's fire, but we'll see ready. What are you doing this weekend? Nothing. It's not an answer. Go bowling is that real numb Smith out by actually would like to shame on just scored couldn't even tell you what you were doing this weekend without lying in the amount of time. It's Shane long the score a goal. Unbelievable. Just well, hey, this was fun, my friend. I do want to tell everybody once again to check out laughter. Permitted with Julie Foudy podcast at ESPN. You can find it wherever you get your podcast. I tunes apple pod center, all those places. So check it out because it's I've been listening. It's really fun, honestly, the laughter's permitted. I would hope so. So there you go, man. We'll be back. When do you think, I guess, it's TB? Well next week. We'll have to see what happens this weekend. If things happen this weekend. We have to Monday potus. Not nice actually next week. We need guests on that a guest in a while. Let's fun ghost on. We haven't had a guest in about three weeks. I would say that. Unless you count your says as a guest on vacation. I don't. Obviously. No, all right, fine. Let's do something fun on Monday. Let's let's have a fun time talking to other people that aren't doing me fun permitted. Yes. 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LADS#96 - Premier League Week 12 Recap

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LADS#96 - Premier League Week 12 Recap

"Oh. No, no. No. Thing of hey, I'm competit-. And I'm Martin Frazier. And we are loud Americans discussing soccer better known as lads. Today is November thirteenth twenty eighteen. And there's new soccer on forever. I mean, there's MLS, but premier-league European soccer. They're all taking a little low nappy poo while the international brace going on, but more Sutton, man. It's the most horrible time of the year to be a soccer fan like international break. And then of course this past weekend. The two other teams that are love both lost for our Lawson Formula one and then eagles sucked big one against the Cowboys. So that sports depression is back baby. Yeah. I don't wanna talk about that football. Because the eagles are just making me all sorts of press, not Krista palace. It's it's this fucking sucks right now. Anyway, today, we have you know, Manchester Darby baby we got Chelsea cylinder feet it. But kind of is it a good undefeated feeling right now? I guess we have pool continuing winning ways we have arsenal scraping by with the draw Tottenham kind of winning which Sturgis sneaky good. I don't know. Like, we keep not talking about Tottenham, but they're like in fourth right now. So but before we get into that. We were unable to a Thursday prediction podcast because I had to do a wedding for my friend, Paul. And I just wanted to let you know. Because Martin I don't think I told you about Paul's vows have I. No, not yet. Paul is a diehard esta Villafane, which is just sad as it is. But in his vows while I was doing the officiating. He said in his vows that I know you must really love me because the through three years in the championship that takes a lot of love. So good onto coal. Congrats the poll into coal. It was an awesome wedding. There's an Esa villa cake. I got very whisky drunk danced and just just a little pointed everyone if they're in their early twenties or mid twenties starting to go to weddings. The best feeling is not bringing date, and like it can be fun having a date. But it's also like there's no stress you don't have to worry about them getting drunk. I guess you have a girlfriend or a fucking wife then. Yeah. I guess you gotta bring em but not having a date to a wedding is pretty tight. Go stag if he can I mean, huge shout, Nicole and Paul so sorry about esta villa literally turning into dumpster fire. But yeah, I think the last time that we went to a wedding together was our friend Chris wedding. And it was like six of who didn't go with the day, and it just got messy. And that's the only warning. I'd put on going alone. It gets messy real quick. Yeah. Me and Marin got cut off from the alcohol which resorted to me sneaking other tables, stealing the wine in order to keep the party going. So. It was a weird time. But all right, guys. This is our EPL week twelve recap. It is brought to you by stadium. Seen dot TV the best place. Find the best parking, restaurants and bars, all your favorite sporting events. Mba's playoffs are here shutout to Atlanta United f c and our our friends on unrelated podcast because they're up to winning ways. And you read bulls or meeting them in the eastern final not the union. So there's a lot of things that go and see right now. So make sure to use stadium seen dot TV for all your sporting outing needs, and you know, have one for us. So let's kick this off Cardiff is not getting relegated. Martin Cardiff is beaten Briand and brightens on on a little cold little coach stretch right now. Oh, yeah. I realized if we did a prediction pod. And I bet on the games that I would've normally bet on I would have lost so much money including this game like going into this. I thought the gay seagulls we're going to we're going to remind Cardiff of who they are the proud gay Segel's and Cardiff flip the table real quick. And I was shocked did not see this coming in a million years. Brian is definitely in the cold cold days of November. Yeah. Unofficial gay capital. I mean, there's some teams that come up from the Premier League they do. Awesome. And we're like all right. And they kind of full us. You know what? I mean, they come up like, oh, yeah. They're going to be a staple in the Premier League for the next like for the next decade. And then they're going like in like like that the greatest trick the devil over pooled was convincing the world that he ever existed. So there we go that's a little usual suspects for you moving on to south have Southampton. Fuck I can't talk. Southampton versus Waterford. I didn't actually see this game. Only read up and watch the highlights. What is it with the whole what's his name freaking out about like the penalty? And there should be VR. Have you heard anything about this? Yeah. I mean, I I saw that that there was a huge shout because this ref was apparently of rookie and he had a shitload of bad calls in this game. And apparently Mark us just went off on him for Southampton and on a penalty that was not given to the Southampton team. And definitely looked like it was a penalty. It was a bad tackle. It was Charlie Austin. Yeah. I remember watching the videos over social media him pop it off this funny accent. They just say puck the bus. It was like some weird Meam or whatever going around about Charlie Austin. You know, just seeing him in the headlines. You know, you gotta put them in the headlines for something. So this is cool. I like, you know, I know we're we're split on VAR. But I mean players are asking for it. I mean coach manager ask for, but always seems when it goes against them, right? Oh, yeah. That's always how it's going to be an I just love to see Charlie Austin's face in the news. He's my second favorite striker in the Premier League behind Shane long and seen Charlie Austin do. Well, that's always great end to see him angry or in trouble at even better. So good on him from ranting his ass. All yelling at the referees. Amiss that old fiery? Hatred of the reveries and football. Roy teen. Did he would just it would start almost fighting referees on the pitch, and I wanna I wanna bring that bag fight the referees. Yeah, he just want to eat them. I mean, I'm pretty sure he eats people are can we can we say that? With a decent amount of certainty. Hell, yeah. We could definitely like Hannibal Lecter, not unlike a vicious Campbell way, but like in a fancy, I mean, I guess it's so Campbell ask. But like in, you know, in a civilized way, you need people write a dignified people eating. Yeah. We don't carnivorous which isn't a fide not. I'm not condoning. But I'm just saying it's a little it's a step up. Right. It is it's better than you know, preparing human flesh like Hannibal compared to like pirates eating it right off the bone. We're all respect Hannibal a little bit more than pirates. Also don't know pirates cannibals. Cannibals things if someone semi I'd just be like, yes, sure. Like. Of course, pirates said that sounds right. Make sense. All right. Let's move on to a less versus Burnley. I actually took Burnley in this match because they were at plus six thirty eight which is kind of like ridiculous odds because I was thinking like lesser was going to be kind of like, you know. They just came off a big motion win owner passing away. I thought they were all going to be exhausted just turned out to be kind of bore fast. Lesser got a little lucky here being the more attacking side. You know, it's always sad. You know? It's always sad. When the more like, you know, dob ball dominant attacking side doesn't come out the result. But I mean, this is a good result for Burnley. I'm just sad because you know, I put five bucks on this. And I have one like forty and Burnley what the fuck. I still think every game we are way overestimating Burnley for whatever reason it hasn't trickled into our thick skull. That Burley is definitely not as good as we thought. They are. But yeah, I wanted to win this. This was their first home match back in king power since the died. And like the the moment of silence than those held before the games fantastic. You can see all the supporters are still, you know, bring in banners bring in shit to the game with them to commemorate him. So I wanted less to win this bed. But Burnley did what they did best than just sat back and absorbed all the pressure, and I mean shit good on them for not letting in for five goals like have been in the past couple of weeks. So I mean good on Burnley for doing what they had to do. But I'm sad from us wanted Lester the windows. Yeah. I think we're so just fooled by Burnley of last. Year. Like, I'm still thinking of teams how they were last year or so going to perform this year like not that like players move other teams get better like I don't think like that. Like, I just think like, oh you did that will last year. Of course, you're just going to be exactly exactly the same. But yeah, I mean, they did the Burnley tactic got a gritty result. They got points out of it. You know, I mean less there is not a side to, you know, drop your guard against and you know. You know, I just miss Sean Dyche getting all hype on that fucking ginger. You know, there's no one in the Premier League because ginger cabinet broin this out there's new gingers in the Premier League. I can get excited about right now. So can you think of one I there's like good gingers in the Premier League right now. I mean without Katie b wherever the fuck he may be. I know he's on injury. But that just run to them like rhyming. But without Katy b and I don't think there's a single other ginger contender in the Prum unless you count chanko. Men city might have placed him on loan. I can't even remember Pickford. I mean, he had a hell of a mass against Chelsea. I mean, he singlehandedly got points for Everton in that which will get to is ginger. Right. Can we very red in the face? I don't I think he can be like a honorary ginger like first. Cousin? Okay singers. All right. Well, we'll have to take it moving on to the terriers versus West Ham. I actually bet against you know, the terriers against my good judgment in this game. I bet on West Ham because I figured Huddersfield blue their low too early for no nut November, and they were just like whatever West Ham's probably going to dominate us. But of course, I look I look at my fucking Twitter. And I go hundred seals up six minutes in God. Of course. Flank, thankfully, thankfully, Philippi. Anderson in the seventy four th minute came out, and you know, I didn't make money, but I leased it like lose sprite, right? Is that is that how that works? Yeah. You didn't lose your pride. And that's that's what counts when it comes to bedding. But dude, I'm so happy for the terriers. This is the start there just complete dominance. Look they made it happen gins West Ham, somehow some way, but they got it in and got the point that they needed. So they're not dead last their second to last which isn't, you know, saying, but hell they're not in the last place position anymore. This is the start of something beautiful and West Ham. I expected a shitload more. Coming into this game. I thought West Ham. We're going to be able to beat the future champions, but Huddersfield with that early goal and did enough to hang on for point. Yeah. You know, my money said that West Ham was going to do a lot more. I don't know what the fuck all these London teams got Jim it. All right moving on to Newcastle versus bore myth. I know we're just hitting. I feel bad for our listeners. We're like all the good games came on Sunday. So I feel so bad that like sorry Tottenham fans. But really all the good games came on Sunday. So I feel like I'm just hitting this log of just like okay mediocre team. So all right Newcastle. Good can question, Mark. Are they good now? We were saying we're pretty much saying they were done for a while. Martin. Are we raffled Benitez making us? Eat our words well, dude in in the past two games. They've won both games against quality decent decent teams with watt. Am born with. And I think he is. I think we're off a hurt. His and is using that hate to drive this team. And Solomon Ron Don is getting goals which has been completely lacking. And they finally have an often to presence. And so do I think we were wrong. I think we're off as on hold of this team and shit. They play Burnley next granite that's in two weeks from now. But if they win that game. Yeah. Rafa definitely hurt. His making eat our words deliberately God dental Rafa if you wanna come on the podcast respond. I totally understand. I really, you know, I I know you've been listening. So as as a avid lesser fellow latte. It only it only makes sense. Oh, also real quick Martin. I just retweeted this, but a Christian politics that has a podcast. He just started it. But yes, yes. And he's responding to everyone about say like you, dude. Trying to trying to come on the podcast you'd when. Going to just not talk about yours and just tell me about your son. And how you raise the golden Hershey, Pennsylvania. God, let's not talk about anything except Christian and everything about Christian. I don't care about you, dad. Yeah. I all Christian all the time. It's the sucker unplugged with Mark postage. So that's a free plug for you, Mark. So if you wanna come on as well, I just, you know, we're that's free promotion right there. We have at least two listeners my. My mom for sure. So all right moving on to. Okay. Yes. Castles good, maybe moving on to Tottenham versus Chris palace. Again. Another result were Tottenham had to like literally grind out a result. And in the past, you know, Todd doesn't do this. They don't grind out results. Either win like beautifully or they just get a draw or lose. There's never like them winning these one nil gritty matches, and is this are we sing new Todd them because they're sneaky in fourth place right now. Martin sneakily. No one's talking about them right now. And I saw someone give a what's Bleacher report gave manager ratings and the only gave podge a C. Plus, but he's only like I don't have the table right front of me. But I think he's only like two or three points off of like Chelsea and Liverpool. He he's one point off Chelsea and three points off Liverpool. So I I what do you make this? I think it's exactly what you said. They're sneaky good. They're not playing that. You know, superstar lich? Way of football that pep and sorry and Klopp or playing and they're not getting those crazy results like those three players are doing and and do their real fucking contender. Yeah. They're stumbling all over the place in the Champions League. But this entire Premier League season. They've been under the radar. They're keeping up with the big boys and they're not on anybody's name anybody's mouth. Nobody wants to talk about. And I think that's working for on them and letting them grind out these games getting the points that they need and claim that old school Marino ball, where points are the only thing that matter at the end of the day. We don't have to play flashy, but we're going to get our points. We're going to stay right in the mix and. I felt like Tottenham was kind of having an offseason this entire premiere the metoo fifth there in fifth five points behind city one point behind Chelsea like sneaky, good sneaky fit. Yeah. It's kind of like when you go like kind of like when we went to via my go to a new setting you just want to be a ghost, man. You don't want to be like a loud mouth don't want like gear attention, you know, use wanna ghost in and then just hopefully things work out. And you just go under the radar and Tottenham has been under the radar. But now, you know, I'm putting their got my, you know, sights set on right now, I, you know, I think people need to start taking more seriously by Harry Kane score more goals is that fair. I would like to see him on the scoresheet more. Yeah. But at the same time like good on Tottenham for not being over hurricane reliant. I mean, the dude still is probably gonna score like ninety percent of the most. I clutch goals that the team needs. But for them to space out the work load with a son Lamella Eriksson Dyer at times deadly alley and for them all to be getting goals and couple of them just getting back from injury. This top team could get more and more dangerous, especially if Harry canes rate of goals increases when their fire firing on all cylinders. This team is not to be considered lightly. At all dude on them. Scary sneaky, scary good. God damn and I just saw soccer dot com. Released most of their jersey sales Tottenham had so many more big states and other states, you know, midterm election bullshit, they had more states than arsenal. And I was like God damn it. So did so did Chelsea. And then obviously the rest of the map was like Liverpool. Manchester United arsenal had like fucking like Wyoming and some other weird state. I was so pissed off. And of course, New Jersey Hadman city, of course, New Jersey would have man city that would only fucking make sense. I don't know what Florida has. We'll just assume like I don't know like QBR Newcastle. I don't know some some shitty team. I don't like some crazy shitty team fucking wacko team. Moving onto the Sunday matches another day at the office for Liverpool. Martin to nil Fulham. Maybe last year Liverpool would've put six goals against the side. But you know. Three points three points a lot. I like to see so law on the scoreboard. You know, it definitely seems like he's taken a setback. But not as great as some people were saying it also should carry a can we say signing of the fucking summer so far like he's been the best signing so far in the past. I twelve games, including I guess you count European as I think security has been a fucking steel in Fulham, you know, they kinda fool me in the beginning of the season. They suck they stink. They are not good. Yeah. Yeah. And this game is that type of game where it's going to expose everything that's wrong with form, and I feel bad for their goalkeeper. I mean, Sergio Rico came from Spain. And he tried his goddamn hardest. But when you have twenty one shots against you. You're going to let in a goal or two. And that's I mean, that's just the name of Liverpool's old old style game put as much pressure on them until a couple of go in and Salal kind of bounce back from the not great performances that he had in the early season. So it's good to see that. And I got a completely agree with you getting jurden Chiquita, aka mini tank for fifteen million this summer and having him perform like he does for this already offensively talented team. That is Liverpool. Like God, damn it. That's a steal and a half. I am jealous as shit like Shaquille his dope. The only other player that I'd put up with him as. One of the best transfers of the summer as toward at a on arsenal. Security. Bring so much to Liverpool team. Yeah. I got damn like in terms of death. He is like like the the he could maybe even start for some of these Premier League teams like maybe city, maybe even Chelsea deaf. I don't know some of these teams I think carry star for you know, what I mean. I player off the bench than got damn. That's an awesome. I player off the bench. I that's like so much death. Like why why do you need that much death? They're so good Liverpool. Still undefeated second the table. Just two points of man city sitting at a comfortable thirty points. Still just remind everyone we still have three undefeated teams at the top. That's fucking awesome. All right moving on to Chelsea versus Everton, which was to Jordan Pickford fucking show where he single handedly prevented Chelsea from getting points in this. Are we seeing again another draw from Chelsea that the sorry balls being exposed and there needs to be more attack? Just be like a billion passes, or what are your what are your thoughts about this Martin? I I want to say that black and white I think Pickford headed day and a half against Chelsea this past weekend. But there are there are games this year. There have been instances this year where that sorry bowl is is being exposed them being defended with with pretty damn. Easy capabilities from the defense. And this was just another one of these games where it got exposed. And I think it comes down to the forwards Murata's and not performing at that high rate that he had been in the past four four games that takes a huge wedge out of the spear of their attack. So when we're auto or jerus- or whoever's playing that center four does not play up to par like up to eat and hazard par at takes out a huge aspect of their attack. And it doesn't allow. Balls to be held at the top of the eighteen and that's exactly what Everton did. And thanks to that. And a brilliant performance by mock ginger, okay, honorary ginger. I I could see this being a trouble for Chelsea into games to come. If teams are able to figure it out pinpoint out how to take out the center Ford of that Chelsea top three then. Sorry bowl is going to have a lot of difficulties. Yeah. I don't know. I feel like when they're on it. It's like Golden State. And you're just like fuck there's unstoppable. But when like the threes argh going in having an off night. It's kind of like, you know, sometimes you can't just rely on one method. You gotta go back and get greedy getting the pain. You know, drive the ball. Wait. This isn't a basketball podcasts. Okay. All right. Joe sees like, they're definitely have the talent. And not to say like Everton has players like this isn't like Fulham or Huddersfield or any of the other lesser size. Are Cardiff Everton is pretty damn good. Like, they're not bad. They're sitting at ninth table nineteen. Points just one point behind United Waterford inborn myth. So it seem Coleman has actually been kind of nominal as well. I'll have to say I've really liked his progression. As a player defensively they've just been sound, especially with Jordan Pickford with the gloves. So yeah, I mean still undefeated and is the best start for a new manager the broke that record for best are as a new manager in the Premier League undefeated. So sorry, I'm sure he smoked like ten packs even as though he was like blackout drug after this game. But that's fine. That's fine. We've all been there. I I haven't wake haven't. But all right, guys. This is the fucking match. We wanted to talk about this is more ins bane of his existence the Manchester, diving, I know, I know Martin I'm sorry. We have to talk about it. This is what all the fucking people at home want to hear about mid city versa. Mandy, knighted three one. And this scoreline says three one. But if feels as though. You know, if a lot closer for a lot of the game, right? I think at times. Yeah. It did. But. Manchester. United was not able to hold any type of position in the first fifteen minutes of the game city held eight percent of the possession. They were able to keep the bowl in attacking areas. Manchester United was only able to sting like a bee only sting once and then you lose possession and city are right back at Manchester United's defense. And so I think that there were an equal amount of opportunities. So to speak. Like in terms of like true ocean? This could be a goal factor. But over the course of entire game. And God damn this pains me to admit, but city, this was just a masterclass by them. They their final goal was forty four passes led up to that goon again goal. They were constantly barrage. Barraged United's left and right flanks to put balls into the middle Silva's just a fucking God, send in the midfield trading almost every attacking move just so simply inelegantly where Hemas dangerous piss Aguire was great and manages nut. It has a defense problem, and they seem to be playing better when they do not follow Marino's philosophy. You know there are flashes in that game. Where United looked like a fantastic one touch fast paced attacking team? And that's just not the mentality that Marino preaches. So I think and I've said this before the time has come stop this madness. Stop this experiment. Stop this. Jose Marino bus. It's time to get off. And ain't working. And this showed it marinas out is he is that is that what you want. Mine is that is that what you wanted gone. Oh, yeah. It's been wanted. And now it's come to fruition. And it's just I'm just done. I'm just done do kids. Gators progress. Okay. Sorry, the world's bleak. Yeah. It's it's it's dark. It is very fucking dog is David fincher film. Fucking dark. Davits Silva the way he score that first goal. It's like how they've been doing it all season the way they undress and dismantle by these crisp perfectly weighted passes. It's it's something to marvel at and then the penalty, Anthony Marshall Edison was Edison, son. This a lot this season where he just thinks he's like big man on campus and come out when the ball and be brash and just kind of just, you know, I think that might be a problem for sitting in the future editor said some of the passing he was doing out the back, and how confident Kami was was really pretty to watch where you're like. Oh shit. Like, he's a goalkeeper. Like, you know, like I could see that guy the midfield the way he's just like perfectly doing these lofted passes to there to his wingbacks for that penalty was so dumb and Anthea Marcial just clearly just put that right away sent sent Edison the other way again Sergio guero in the Anderson Cooper, look alike. Just. You Sergio guero has not miss a beat. I think he's been probably the most consistent international player in the past couple years. If I'm talking like just like a player who's just been since twenty twelve till now just the guys and nothing but the pit ame- of consistency. And again like you're saying with that last goal forty was it would you say forty something passes forty four. Yeah. God damnit Barscelona shit. Where's just perfectly like it's like you're playing the computer and fica like that's not fair that is not fair at all. And are there serious questions coming from this? I saw mixed reviews. I saw some many fans on Twitter being like, you know, well it city, but that's not like the Manchester United fans. I know I like you Martin demand United fan. I know you is like fuck this bullshit. We need another manager right now. It is. I mean, we're not seeing any type of consistent growth or really. Any growth. I don't think Mench is not it is a much better team than it is than it was three years ago. Look what pep is done to Manchester City compared to what Marino has done at Manchester United into night and day difference. And if United as a team wants to be taken seriously and wants to see real fuck in progress. Stop beating around the Bush like y'all seen this for the past two years. There hasn't been any consistent growth. There has never been a point in the past two years that Mench has not it was able to steadily challenge for the title. And it doesn't appear to be any closer for God's sakes. They're sitting pretty in seven the place like calm the fuck on. That is not that is not why marina was brought to mention in and pet Gordy Ola has made incredible players. He's turned sterling into a gr-. Great forward Aguayo after being threatened with benching has just become the model of consistency. Goon again is on another level for for non Dino's on another level Johnstone's is on another level. Like you look at the two. And there comes a time to fuck him pull the pin out dude ended all and this is it stop stop treating him. Nice for whatever reason he's three years deep, and there's almost a player revolution in the locker room and done throw the towel and be done with it. All right. Well that was. Depressing. Do you wanna move onto the last match weekend? Martin. Yeah. Okay. If you wanna get me off a tangent. Absolutely, please. Okay. I just feel bad for Deva. Hey, that's my biggest takeaway because the guy like everyone's freaking out because you guys are. I think minus one goal difference right now, which is like insanity that you guys have twenty points on might his goal different differential, which is kind of a fee. I think we said that before that's kind of a fee in itself. But Deva, hey is just getting like shit rocks because his defense is so bad, which I think we have a question from our followers about that which will get more into. But all right last game of the weekend arsenal versus wolves arsenal. Squeaking by with an e six minute goal by Henrik Mickey Tarin cyst by Aren Ramsey Martin. Segue about this matches is one why the fuck was being played at the same time as the Manchester Darby that's bullshit. So I had to watch it on my phone while I was trying to look at both screens. And I kinda stuck watching the Manchester Darby because I was like what my team is down in the thirteenth minute. Because Cavero so fuck me. So my basic way is good. Resolve by arsenal to come back and get into this granted jock being fucking exposed again. And again, and again like, I honestly like I get excited with him in Torrero in the midfield. Sometimes. But after this game, I was not impressed at all. But again, I think a big takeaway is the wolves are good. I, you know, I'm not trying to say like arsenal like squeaks by till like, you know, bad team. We squeaked by two pretty like decent mid-table. I would say at least like in the top ten teen. Yeah. Oh, yeah. I mean, I think that the wolves are true threat to anybody that comes up against them with the exception of Manchester City. I think the wolves have definitely proved that right now right here in twenty eighteen the wolves are strong, solid consistent midfield team. And they take it to the top six position against mentioned tonight'd against arsenal. This this past weekend. And. I would still be proud as a gunner fan. If you got this point, you got this point, you probably would not have gotten this point last year. So what have been one of those games where you sacrifice three points one point and just get zero points and for that or snow team to fight back. Good on them and shows that they're still believing in their manager. The only problem I have is your undefeated in the past twelve matches. But in the past five matches four of them have been draws. So is there any concern? No. God damn it's November Martin what are you going to do? It's arsenal November. If you don't know arsenal sucks during this month. And you know, I think it's because we are suppose been no nut November for so long. And people are now talking about it like we've been the beginning of this. And that's why we're no good because we just have way too much to Strom just built up inside of sort of this month. We we we're not relaxed. We get to stiff before matches. So I think that's the biggest reason why we're we always struggled or November by other teams are catching on to this new trends, so they're also Steph during this, you know, month. So is it hard to come on the pitch. You fuck you. That's that's good. All right. You know? That's good shit. All right. All right. I, you know, I it's the first year we're not back. You know? I take it back take it back that we're back. We're just, you know, it's I I'm at the re retrace myself so little bag and just realize, you know, it's a it's a new coach new manager new players. So we're still figuring it out. I I re- tracked my statements from before. All right Martin. Let's open this shit up for fan questions. So thanks every everyone for chicken out our social media. We usually put out a for every episode. You can ask us questions, and we'll mention you on the show. So first question comes from our Facebook online American Cussing soccer is from Mark Waugh rack who has been a guest on the show shout. The Mark graduated from VMI with us. He says why does Manny nights defense suck? Well, well, you have thirty minutes. How much whiskey do you have? Yeah. Seriously. Well, I think it's because Manchester United has held onto bang average defenders for years. Chris mauling has been in the squad since two thousand twelve Phil Jones, Marcus Rojo, Eric bye to some extent Matteo Damian. I mean, I love Valencian young to death. But they're aging thirty three thirty four. And we've mentioned that has allowed them to stick around and allow them to be playing and be content with that defense, and whether that's a issue with Reno's tactics itself, which I don't believe it is because he's requested money time and time again from the Manchester knotted board, but. It's just not there for United to actually use to buy defender for God knows why internal power struggle conspiracy theory ISIS who knows, but because United has had bang average defenders who have not gotten much better in the way too many years that they've been around this club. So it's as it is with everything it's that lack of vision and lack of attitude around this club to make it better force it to get better. Yeah. The one thing I will never understand in. I would never say ill word about, sir. Alex, especially with you on the phone Marin. But I honestly I don't know why he loved Phil Jones so much that is like if there is even like a one eighth of demerits you could ever put on his resume is like his love for Phil Jones wanting him the Santa club. Like, I I don't get it. It's just one of the things I will just not get. I I won't get that. I will. Get same side couples at restaurants. There's just things I'll just never understand. All right moving on to Mike marvel sh. Recipe. Stan Lee man, let me fucking sad. All right is marina to be fired before the season. I say no, he's not say he as the whole season. My heart toes me. No. But I know that once things get real bad. It's a while before they start to get better. And I feel like they are going to stick with him throughout the end of the season and just drag this through the mud and just make it just horrible. But oh, yeah. Baby. I love it is going to be a real like a snuff film by the end of this season. It's going to get gross. All right moving onto Twitter. It is from our boy colts. He cole. I don't want to is this your social security number nine. Oh, I'm not going to say, all right echo. This is from our Twitter lads underscore podcasts. He said at last podcast who's going down. Personally, he thinks full moon. Get out this inclined the table. He's got a Southampton Cardiff and Huddersfield. Why would love for Southhampton to go down coal? Thank you for you know, putting them in your top three. I think Fulham I don't think they got it. Honestly, I don't think Fulham's got it in them. Honestly, if I'm gonna do my top three I'll probably do Fulham Cardiff, and I'll say Southampton to be an asshole. But hunter show, it's gotta do fucking something. A hundred fields definitely not going down. I mean, no expert would ever predict I've got Newcastle Carter Fulham Newcastle because their time has come Fulham because Carter because I like it there is some there is some sound logic. I liked it. All right moving onto Matt will or at MJ will six from Twitter. He says with the top of the field beginning to separate itself. And sorry Kevin in parentheses Tottenham having three points on arsenal. Do you see the top four as being set? Ooh. That is a good question. I think it's too early. Even though usually like the top four at this time of year, usually say's that is, but it's been so competitive, honestly, I could see the only change up. I could see is probably between Tottenham arsenal. And Chelsea because I think we've talked about before Chelsea has been exposed because of that. Sorry Abol unless he gets that sorted. I think main sitting in Liverpool. We're going to be trying to kill each other at one and two. So I think it's going to come down to three four and five and even made United as much as we like poo poo, especially Martin this shit on many United. I think they could you know, these still have plenty of tally could make shout for. Maybe the four spot other points off fourth. But I mean, you never know. There's also Tottenham and arsenal we shit the pets. You know, all the time. So if I was going to say there was going to be a switch up out probably say either with arsenal and tied him for fourth and fifth. Just interchangeable. Yeah. I gotta agree with you there. I think there's I don't know at this point in time like. Sixty percent chance that that top four is going to be detained for Chelsea Tottenham. Switch it up. But I mean, there's still like a forty percent chance that Taunton is going to switch off take the shitter bottle it and arsenal is gonna fly ahead of them and coming that fourth place. So I think it's think it's too early to tell but I'm like sixty percents. Sure. It's going to end city Liverpool. Chelsea tottenham. All right. Yeah. I I'm kind of in agreement with you. I think maybe have some I think the gets more of the top six before I can make a definite answer. And plus it's still really early. And it's so close it. Let's not you know, what don't be such a Debbie Downer, man. I just want. I want to be interesting. I want some fucking like fireworks. Listen like mix ups in here. So last question of the podcast, the cunning stunts love him. He says bigger disappointments Man United season or Martin's love life. Neck and neck, buddy? Hey, listen here, bud. Hey, don't you. Ask me those real questions. I wasn't ready. Well, welcome to our entertainment soap-opera podcast where we divulge everything about our sex and love life. All right, man. Are you gonna put many United season higher or lower than your love life? Martin. I think I got to put the United season higher because this is my third year of just shit. So it's getting real bad. I'm not I'm not like desperate yet. I'm not wishing for a girl to switch out with another girl because I don't like her management or tactics. So I'm not there yet. With relationships like soccer, tactically tactics. Tactically, you know, the new man on you know, that's like. Yeah. I mean, I look at girls Instagram like, well, she got a new boyfriend that's a new summer signing, but it's not gonna last. There's really bad chemistry right there. Just a complete sociopathic way of looking at things. I gotta so I could get her off the off season. You know, if there's bad chemistry there that you'll be a good signing during the winter transfer market. It'd be cheaper in January. The chances are lower for her to find a suitable club and low ball a couple of times before making a decent offer. And then boom new Sonning? Injury prone. We always can't. Got it. But that perspective, you know, how fit is this, bud. All right, guys. Well, that's been our God damn podcast. We're about the hop on interview Bros. 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Caught Offside: Wild weekend in European football

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Caught Offside: Wild weekend in European football

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I wouldn't sleep the next two days. I'd be so excited about it. But now, it's like the dread the dread that comes with a potential snow day, a hate it. Now, you've had all the the boy ripped out of you. Yeah. And now, it's just a husk of a man. Yeah. Blurry devote day to day responsibilities. Yeah. Yeah. No, I'll tell you what you have got considerably more boring. Even since I've made I know I know it's a problem. It is a private. It's not good for the show, quite frankly, it is puts a lot of work on me. Yeah loan. We we've obviously we're doing this podcast, and we will have another. Podcast with your mayo. Dragon and somebody sent me a mailbag which just pointed out what what an order buffoon. I am. Really? Yeah. Can you give a teaser actually, I'm kind of curious to hear more about that the Manny livid with you almost on a daily basis? But yeah, the people to see it. Yeah. Guys pointed out about the Manny analogies. I have made about one person in particular over the last Josie Marino over the last month. You lost your mind last week in that podcast? It was like it was like an analogy machine. Had just malfunctioned. You just were spitting them out left. And right. Like, I it was too many, cultural references, King Lear and bottle. Yeah. Yeah. It doesn't work. You lost sight of yourself though. Oh, I became high in my own crappy Lintz. Yeah. Sure. Did what a show this will be. Speaking of jersey Marino, he took part in the Manchester Darby over the weekend. We'll talk about that. In seconds. You can count them down in your head. If you want also Charlie Austin spoke and made some very interesting comments about officiating in this league. And VAR let's see enjoy will be on the podcast for the first time. He of course, is the one of the voices at NYC FC after they bowed out to Atlanta United f c but he's also one of the voices in MLS, and he was on the call of Bruce Dortmund buyer Munich over the weekend. So we'll talk about all of those things, and there's such a clamor on this podcast to do more Bundesliga. Well, you're gonna get. Yeah. You certainly will. And of course, the United States and England play on Thursday at Wembley. And again, that's suddenly becomes somewhat contentious and having nothing to do with either of the teams all the sudden it's become like the Wayne Rooney show. Oh, by the way, England and the. Are also going to play in a friendly match. Alan Shearer came up with one of the great quotes describe this. How would you say controversial how you say? How you say controversy. Yes. Said it should be an honor to play for your country your country should not honor. You. He he's right to appoint. I've got so many. I've I can't tell I'm very curious for when we get to that. Because I we've talked about this and other podcasts once this was announced that it was going to happen. But I still can't quite get a read on how you feel about it. I don't even necessarily know how I feel about it like. Well, we will talk about it. And I'll I'll try and get to the point of whether I care. Yes. Okay. That now we're getting to the heart of it. Right. We have to care about so many things. It's unbelievable. Like, you just like not to say that we fake opinions or anything we do tell you how we feel. But this industry is driven on caring about a multitude of things everything. Sometimes you just don't care, and that's okay. You can't care about everything. Yeah. And sometimes on this podcast. I will say I gotta tell you know. I don't I could just shut up and not say anything. Well, I'll tell you one thing that we did care about. And that was the Manchester Darby over the weekend because anytime United in city face one, another it is a match worth carrying about if you're a fan of the sport. And of course, if you're a fan of the league, and it's Manchester City surprising to no one that go on and prevail over their cross town rivals three one is the final score. And I was surprised. To read that. This was Manchester City's first win over United at the Eddie hod in four years or in the last four meetings. It's surprising. It is surprising. There was of course, the the inauguration that never happened last season when United came in and spoil the party in that second half, that's the one that that really sticks out in my mind. That was never like he happened again from the get-go Andrew this was just cities town. Yeah. It's certainly was the town is blow. There's no question about it. Now, the thing with Manchester City that is kind of it's kind of starting to rattle around in my head a little bit that. Okay. Look at the table. At the top. No one has really pulled away from anyone just yet of those of like the four clubs there. But I'm sorry. It's hard to watch Manchester City right now. And just not think that they are a bit different that they are a cut above the rest of the competition. Not only because of what you're seeing in front of you. But like the Gabriel j Zeus scored a hat trick midweek in the Champions League in start this game. Kevin debris. Anna is not playing it. Okay. Gunderson has now come off of injury comes in scores. The third goal like there's no end in sight. It feels like to how deep and how great they can really be on LeRoy, sonic comes off the bench right at the end as if to destroy United even farther, but look, you know, we've been dancing around this forever. The investment in that club over the last few years. You know, we kind of scoffed when old football men in England said, well, they've spent strike our money on fullbacks. Did look amending Mendy didn't even play last season comes in making a huge impact. To the team. Dave just got Bernardo Suva. They could use him sparingly last season. And now, he's he's kicked onto another stratosphere. And you've got both Zelda says the elder sive, the younger you've got a goalkeeper who they spent a huge amount of money on who can ping forty five yard pass straight into the channels from from his kick out. They are just bedecked in these Jews of players. And you know, they brought in Tiki begetter. Stan the entire bachelor in a backroom team before pep even arrived there this is a long term spend of money in dominance. And now we're seeing what it is. And we don't apart from when they throw this what good football, we probably don't like it. Now. Here's the thing though, that kind of separates them from you're right. There's no denying that they spend massively, and and that's well documented and well known of course, but they're not they're not the only ones doing that. And you have no further to look than the club that they were playing this past week enemy Lukaku wasn't cheap. Pago was record-setting when they brought him in Qatar in was a big move. So there is something to be said for recruiting the right players that, you know, fit your scheme and having a coach who can work these players in the right way. And I think that's where you're seeing the gap between then and specifically Manchester United you saw that team Andrew before the game your initial thought was they're not going to have a goal Lexus. Sanchez on the bench matter on the bench. He had no interest in going after this game. Now Lukaku bringing him on as a late so fair enough. But you look at the midfield Fellini madij, just Harare. The was no intention to try and win. This Marino's philosophy is don't get beat don't lose. Now. He did start Marcial did Andrew, but where's the creativity in that midfield to set him away to set him, you know? T- to get United on the front foot Lee Dixon at Brigham pointing commentary. He's like look at the Highline city our plan, and you've got a speedster like marshy Allen the team you've got rash bird in the tape. Why not play one bowl one long ball over the top? There's just doesn't seem to be Tactica plan to this on. It's it's okay for me to bang on a boat city football group on and the and the wet they've spent but United don't tell me somebody tweeted, a journalist that the biggest trick Josie Marino has played with this team are has played on Manchester. United fans is to convince some of them that that's the best that this team can do. Right. It's just not true. Now, look he did have an a certain respect one hand tied behind his back because you'd like to have Paul pas available to you. When you're gonna play don't have that you're going to get and you don't know what position. He's is going to be paid played in his ego to be given the the tactical freedom to heart Manchester City. I honestly, I think it will. Would be wrong to come on. Here known say that that game result will be any different. Even with Ogden the tape. You're not a district. That's not being disrespectful to plug visibilities. No, you obviously, you're right about that. Nothing in my mind was going to change on shot on target in nineteen minutes. Andrew city at seven hundred passes. Okay. City are at home. There are passing team you expect them dead almost twice as money's United. This is this is all heard they were overly dominated. And the penalty even was such a what's the word? It was such a false. You know thing to happen in the game because it was against the Ronin play. And you're looking at it and enersen has no need to make that play on the ball. United's one shot on target was the penalty. Yeah. Now, look if you're grasping at straws as a Manchester United fan, you can cling to that Rome. Lou Kaku comes on as a sub and almost immediately does draw penalty. So for a guy who's desperate for any sort of confidence. Moving forward for them to try to get themselves back into top four contention. You'd like he's going to have to be a part of whatever positive positively occurs moving forward. So I guess they'll take that. I wanted to ask you a question. Okay. About this. Because it just feels like the tide has turned in that city in such a profound way in terms of the balance of power, and I know the historian of this game that you at least claim to be is it strange to you. I don't claim to visit strange to you JJ. Like, for example. I think about the New England Patriots here in the United States. And you know, an entire generation of sports fans are going to grow up thinking that they are the end all be all in not just football. But. An American sports. Whereas if you were just a little bit older like our age. I mean, the patriots were like you talk about irrelevancy for their entire history. You know with a couple of brief moments of success they were just irrelevant, right? And that, but like the generational shift and the change in the fortunate that club occurred, so quickly that you have a whole generation doesn't know that that is Manchester right now, I mean, Manchester United of the historic club there, a great cl-, and they still are great club. But there's going to be a generation of sports fans in that city that grows up believing that Manchester is blue it's so strange Andrew, and it's so strange for someone of my age because we we spoke off air, and what did we save city where a joke. Yeah. They were joke. Here's what I did a little bit of thought about that question. And here's some striking things the year. Manchester United became the first thing this team to win the European Cup. It was actually city that won the league before all the money came in from at. Abu Dhabi the last time they won. It was United's most glorious moment city actually won the league that season. The next time. United will be crowned champions of Europe. However in nineteen ninety nine city were in the second division playoff which will be the league one play off right now against jailing him an utter joke, and I mean, much city were arrested almost every year a relegation candidate if they hadn't gone down already. This was the team of Alan Ball as manager Howard Kendall and Kevin Keegan a now there's just their own by a country. They're owned by a Royal family. It's flipped on its head. Completely anti Mitton who works for ESPN. Right. Some really great stuff about United. He is also the editor of the United. We stand fanzine. And so he tweeted this today the first issue of United. We stand hit the streets twenty nine years ago in November nineteen Eighty-nine Manchester. United had twelve had played twelve games. They'd won five drawn two and lost five similar to know the team. Finished thirteenth that season. With no league wins between November eighteenth and the tenth of February. That was when I was on the absolute precipice within a year eighteen months they had the FA call on the European Cup Winners Cup. And we know what happened after that. You do not feel like that. Is that moment right now, and it's completely turned on its head. Right. And you don't feel like it's going to revert back anytime soon. Now, that's not to say that Manchester United can't once again be a part of title race. Of course, they will. They're still a great club, and they're still perceived that way, and there will be many great days ahead for them. But Manchester City are not they're not going anywhere. No, they're not. And it's going to take it's going to take outside forces. It's going to take. Well, I guess we have to see how some of this financial fair play stuff. Shakes out. What else could carve them the really is no way to carve them and like we sat on the podcast last week. We're not entirely confident that the powers that be in European football. Going to be able to stop them. It's it's it's it's turned on its head. But but again, Manchester United have the the brand the cashier and the power to change this. Whether the will is there is what I don't know because the glazers do so well financially from this football club that, you know, vast important pieces of modern football clubs haven't been attitude because they're able to take such rich benefit. So they haven't a director of football. They have a banker in Ed Woodward who is pretty much involved with transfers along with Joseph Marino their way behind the times. And they need to show the will to a at the end of the season get rid of Josie Marino and start again, and the board is bereft of football people too. They they need a fresh injection of ideas. Similar to what's happening at Liverpool and arsenal with it happened. I don't know. Let's see if you are just a couple of notes on Manchester United actually, Ashley young is. Is in talks for a a contract extension case in point here. He's thirty three years old and not only is he looking for an extension. He's also looking for assurances of being a first teamer. It's remarkable. The I don't think. Let's that's their cards on the table here. He's thirty three years old Andrew is he a fullback? He's no. He's a converted full of a winner, a converted fullback in the first half against Manchester City pep Guardiola identify young as a weak spot every single attack. It seemed in the first half when down that man city left. Onsite the United right site of their defense. And I mean, he would anybody would struggle. I actually I like actually young for what he's done played in the World Cup. It's almost like this this Indian summer to his career. It's been really kind of interesting to see how he survived from being bought by foggy all the way through all these this Tomo United. He is being there on his to reestablish themselves from the team, but to think he's got this kind of bargaining power that he can say to them a thirty three years of age playing out of position. I want to Shorenstein is a kind of shows the Malays at the club right now. Yeah. I mean, especially to when Antonio Valencia is knocking on the door. If you're actually young and you do have a couple of bad games. They have somebody who's ready to slot back in troop Bettolo, Andrew neither of them should be out the football club. If this was if this was the Furby psychos of old when foggy will get rid of a poll Lintz on an consensus on America Hughes, and you'll be like what's going on. There's a Paul school is Roy Keane? There's you know, there was all this replenishment. It's kind of a happened a little bit because Ashley young was playing left back. But then Luke Shaw who I guess is kind of what you're referring to in that replenishment unseeded young and pushed him to the right side. But he Valencia was hurt even in that Luke show who's being whipping boy for two managers LV g and for Marino. A still at the club. Not only thought he signed an extended contract on big money. You just don't feel like how can you go from where they were in the managers reckoning all the way to being decided player that we simply must gave a new contract to there's there's a flux at the club. I don't know how it's being run. By the way, he has not. Ruled out a move to MLS. Maybe following in like, Ashley, Cole's footsteps or something like that. I would say this, and I don't want to sound like here we go. Here comes a very derogatory demeaning common. No, I will be an American football nativist about this. We should be able to add our top clubs develop US fullbacks who are in their twenties who have not that many miles in the clock to fill those positions. We we should not be throwing money at actually you. He's not that bad though. He could come to MLS and be a good player dot is an indictment of MLS. Not look good player, and he slang in primarily. We're going off. We're gonna try care. Why are we having this conversation, but I didn't want to. But don't poke me don't poke me. I what is that a threat? You don't believe in this country. What are you talking about? You don't serve you. You don't believe we can't get fullbacks coach him up to pay in our own league. We have to bring in doddering old man come on, by the way, also in a world of small victories. Victor Lindelof beat out slot tiny. Brahima vich for Swedish footballer of the year. Well, I'm gonna that. I'm going to be a contrary and yet again this one oh my God. I would have made that a joint award and giving it to his partner for Russia twenty eighteen Andreas Granville, they were bringing together they really were. And I I would have given it to both of them. The fact is Latin was nominated was taking this. Let's see we continue now Southampton settled for a one one draw with watt furred. But there are some who believe that shouldn't have been one one that probably should have been to to the hell, I would probably talk about it. But Charlie Austin, quite frankly was irate with the outcome of this game. Felt that Southampton were robbed of a goal. He was robbed of a goal for once again, one of those ambiguous rules in this sport. That drives us crazy. I know I it it bit Spurs against PSV in the the away leg the Spurs. One was not as their code as they some might view. I believe the referee of the decision. Correct. Really? So the ball comes across the box. Your Shida is between the goal on the goalkeeper in an offside position. If you watch it in slow motion, which vire would have offered had it been there. Austin hits it by the way, he doesn't hit it very cleanly. No looked like a illness. Hit it twice. Yeah. Hit it into the ground. Correct. Which is just so Southampton striker right now that Gabby Deeney scored in this game. All right. I won't I won't have it man's on fire, and and it comes towards Yoshida on. If you watch it you sheet a mix that move where he pulls back and the. If you watch both your sheet, and the goalkeeper the goalkeeper makes starters, I think the goalkeeper gets there if she it doesn't make that move. See I wondered if that's first of all I'd have to look at it again to see how much of a stutter there was from the keeper. But if that was the case, you don't think it could have been of the because of the way in which Austin hit the shot. How a kind of did take like, no, I it's concurrent with Yoshida. Pulling is pulling his head body. We're watching it in slow motion where things are slow in. I don't know. I think that I think the linesman got it. Right. But I don't think that's the point. I actually liked that player came out and didn't go. Well, these things Yao they even themselves out of the coasts of a season in he came out. And he went here's here's what Charlie Austin had to say after the game is ridiculous. I should mean guy. I get put we puffing to cook. Go Mike toenail games. Dun, Dun dust. It wouldn't guy. Fisher Costa street boys died standard? Explain can you. Explain. They said saw hit my had twice hit me. But that's what I'm supposed to joke about five days out officials out clearly they need help. Clearly, we the best league in the world must watch leak in the load give all to help they need because clearly costs three points today to joke. Tell me about the performance you struggling near the bottom you need. It's will gather. How many positives weather out that many is we come last week pull that's a bad this week? What's hot come? It's get free points. We deserve free points. I've been let down by the officials. That's why we didn't get free points. Mic drop, just brilliant. Because it's it's it's so strange to me how players who are impassioned come off the field. And they're not still fiery opened the moment, they go. So there so media savvy in media trained that they just go to this kind of banality all the time. And this is just an explosion of of of exactly what he felt on the field and its that's what poets match should pay. Yeah. You the reality of the situation. And I love that one. It's you seat me twice. That's why stone foster now, which is in total agreement with what you said right now before we go on before you do anything more you need to. There's we've got so many new listeners your love affair with charity. Austin is well highest used to adore him. I still do really like him. I mean, and that was my love affair started with him while he was still in the championship. Yes. 'cause I just thought that he was primarily quality. And I was just surprised that he was still down there. I thought upset by dome. Yeah. I was but he his career has been unfortunately, befall and time and time again by injuries. Yes. He's been very unlucky. And he is a potent goal score one face. Although he's not he looks like he's been in the gym a lot. He's big big that, and that's indicative of guy who's had time on the rehab table where he's just trying to to get really solidified. My love affair with him. Is the fact that I saw him tweeting about peaky blinders which is like the official show of this podcast. That's so true. Yeah. Man, we sponsored by some Birmingham gangsters, but he went viral at the weekend for that rant. When it was put to a sung by blur. This is absurd. Hit me. Sneaking must books leak in the world. His tonight. Spanish, we blood? But. So that's a stung by blur off their album parklife as the title track. And basically they sing the chorus. But it's basically the the almost stream of consciousness rant of a cockney. Right cofidence is a preference to the Pichu boy of what is now known as but live and so this guy on Twitter. It's people are so clever with the internet now, they just heard Austin's rant, and they thought this just sounds like pack life. So they put it to the music and now I won't stop playing a blur. Of course, famous in this country for song to yes, anywhere in a hockey stadium. You will see money money drunk, Canadians belting out song too. But then that their I'm with you on the Charlie Austin thing just because well for I should put a caveat in there. I'm with you in that. I liked the way he responded, it was very genuine. And I've said time and time again that if it were me in some of those situations like I give managers unbelievable credit sometimes for being able to rain themselves in because I don't know how I would be able to bite my tongue fresh after a match like that on a furious. I I don't know how they do it. And I hope it doesn't get fined for that. He might he probably will if it happened here. It would you know, how leagues are so protective of officiating. Look, we don't have to make it a VAR VAR conversation. But I wholeheartedly agree with him. I think it's crazy that it doesn't exist and the only area where I find fault with what Charlie Austin said is kind of what I referenced at the start of this Charlie Austin believes they should have one to one really if we're if we're going to be fair here, it probably should have been to too because Ryan Bertrand fouled who was at whole of us in the box. So it was a blatant penalty. Right. And which wasn't call. So as ours. Well, way, right. So it kind of. Like it kinda even itself out within the match. Now. I know Charlie Austin doesn't really want to hear that. And although Mark us when he was asked about it. He said, well, yeah that you're right. The referee got that wrong to more of a reason that there needs to be. So Mark us actually did concede that. So that that is the only area in which I thought maybe Charlie Austin kind of got away from you know, the facts just a little bit. But I totally get his frustration. And I enjoyed it. As a nice genuine show of emotion. Jones got brew is drew. He gets intimidated by the day. He pays ins die lava of him puck life deed couple more here. Quickly. Tottenham battle pass Crystal Palace. I didn't say this one. So I need your your low down. Yeah. It was well, no Wilfried Zaha for Crystal Palace. So they were always going to be against against it because they just simply don't win. They're not allowed when he doesn't play. You know, it was a nice little mini redemption story, I guess with one fourth for Spurs as they continue to develop centre-half's at at a pretty impressive rate. He's now come in. And at least for this match unseeded Davinson Sanchez, but we're coming off a week where fourth was called for two penalties. And then he comes back and now in this game scores his first goal for Tottenham to give him a one nil victory. But he was also brilliant in defense, which is really what his job is job isn't the score goals. But he's only twenty years old. And once again, it looks like they have this conveyor belt of for tongue into L Durrell to Sanchez and now to fourth you kinda like the American brain in me is sorta like Carter Vickers ever gonna play there ever know, it's become hard to envision right? They'd have to sell them at some point. I january. He's got to go on loan again. Oh, absolutely. He's on loan now, obviously. And and you're right is either that needs talking. That was a full season long loan or if that was just half a season. I'm not sure, but whatever it is. You're right. There's no place for them right now on this club, especially as long as El Dorados there. I it's kind of with Tottenham what we were talking about over the past couple of weeks is like it's funny. They're not playing the way that you have come to know them under Pocchettino over the past few seasons. But the results have been there, and they've even been more impressive than at least points wise than they have been in some of the last few seasons. So I guess you say keep doing what they're doing. They're kind of living on the edge a little bit these they're not putting teams away. Really these games are close like wolves. They built a three nil lead. But then allow two goals for wolves to come back and make that really terrifying. Finish. But they're getting getting victories at least in the league right now. So you can't fault them too, much, by the way, I did breathe a small sigh of relief when I saw that San Diego Salah was named took the interim tag off of him for the remainder of the season it Real Madrid. Well, I wouldn't trust that contract will be seen to its fulfillment. Well, it keep winning though this league rules, Andrew too. So so I understand, but if they continue to win under him if they have a good showing in the Champions League, I'm not saying Real Madrid have to win it. But it would be it'd be kinda difficult to fire him. After he turned them around from what they were in the beginning of the season. And did well in here is Real Madrid bills with no not in the least bit difficult. Let's see and last but not least your arsenal somewhat fortunate to escape the affirmation wolves with a one one draw streaming fortunate. Andrea Bernd Leno excellent. He was brilliant in denying him in his at one point took a booth and nasty boot on the ground on that one denied trae ori- late onto Obama Yang did Mississippi, Dr Patricia saved well from Tarare bought if you look at the chances and the preponderance go chances whoa should have won that game. Which again, we keep saying we've we've had some snow fans who saying, well, why don't you give us the grinding out badge? Because we always say Spurs Liverpool. Grind out a win an arsenal have been going up wins. But it's caught up with them. And they were looking to get away with that one. The Brady was interesting on the radio recently. He said, look he. I am raised report card right now is he's got that frontline firing that midfield Torrero. Very good. But and the book is that defense is not what needs to be for them to be back, which has been the case for the past few years. Yes, it has. But I guess if you look at it. I definitely think the upgraded goalkeepers helped them because you can safely say in this game. He earned them appoint JJ have a wait what stat for you, call that? Because sometimes you hear a stat. And you just say wait what you have to like read it again. Okay. Two teams have yet to have a lead at the half this year. Cardiff is one arsenal is the other. What? Yeah. Wait what? Wow. Isn't that? Crazy recently. That's crazy. That's crazy. That is nuts. I now it speaks to their grinding out results in the second half. And we gave you the stat a few weeks ago about how many goals they had scored in second half compared to I have cry shocking. Now, that's not even in the Fulham game. What? What did I just say? You don't you? Call me a liar. Yeah. But you are now with that stat thrusting Camry and Neil worn together. And I'm comfortable with it tooth Cardiff. An arsenal are the only two clubs that have not led a game this season of the half. That's amazing. Let's see we're going to take a very quick break. We'll be back in mere moments with a little bit of MLS talk. Also. Of course, we do need to touch on what happened in Dortmund over the weekend. And the enjoy will join us as well. Don't go anywhere. I think smoking always affected my daily life because I was a closet smoker. It really sort of controlled my entire day. My boss is the one that recommended jewel. So I decided to give it a try. You don't get any of the odor of smoking. There's no ash all over your car. I would say give it a try get the flavor and satisfaction of smoking without the mess of cigarette. Asher lingering odor. Switch to Joel checkup. J U L dot com slash sports. If you don't smoke or vape don't start warning. This product contains nicotine nicotine is an addictive chemical. Lisa defending. Pixel. Clinical. What scenes that's keep prosecute on the call poor FOX. He was joined in the booth by in joy who will join us in a few moments to talk about that game, which was incredible. And of course, the talks MLS as well enjoy one of the voices of NYC FC. Boy that was that was awesome. That's that's the best game. I've seen anywhere. So far this season. It was just the level the quality even like just the way the bowl was moved the pace the intent it just seemed of another wordly standard. It was excellent. Yeah. It's nice when the hype meets the performance. Yes. You know, we said that about a classic co was when was the three two two seasons ago to two thousand seventeen right? And that was just a great great game of football. And this was up there with that kind of game. An look when Levin doffs key berries that header and there's no one macking him beyond berkey. And you're. Here we go again. But no Dortmund are different under loose in. They came back and went on to win the game Royce, by the way as good as Royce paid Royce could have had four gold. He was he was just I'll tell you. He's really clicking back into form onto this manager. And in a really great way. I just loved everything about it. And that stadium the visuals God, it's just so good. Absolutely. I if we've talked before about if we had to make a list of like the three stadiums where we'd want to see a game. I think that is on there. I'll tell you what after watching Boca and river. Which which was exciting in a different way. Wasn't a great game. But the atmosphere is just like the bumbling era was unbelievable. And just like the you talked about it last week. But like the architecture of that stadium is just a sight to behold, it's it's so steep. I'm by the way, what a second leg that's going to be. Yeah. Oh said oh, by the way. One other European football note requires Tyrian we watch. Don't rate daddy on the. Oh. Was the principal? Happy. But lord. That's. I mean, it's got all the elements there. Yeah. Sure. Does. That's what. So what do you got your? You're all excited about what not just to get. It goes from about two worst. They got a thumping at home to PS g Edson Cavani with a hat-trick neymar with a penalty on res got the vote of confidence already. God it's from the oil a month. Yeah. The owner said teary is not a firefighter basically saying he has to be given time to build and that he's not a firefighter, but. I mean, he's not well, but it will point you start worrying about getting relegated. It's disastrous. Hey, here's the thing. Don't appoint a novice. Don't appoint a guy who hasn't managed at the highest level to a job that is so tricky as a team like AS monocle in concert at the bottom of the league table. Maybe don't do it. Right. Like, it's not time for projects. Like, this is when you bring in San Allardyce, and you you get it fixed. And then you during next this. This. This Ella de right? This is the moment where there's no time for this. We need to make sure we survived the season. And we'll figure out the rest of it. When we have a chance to breathe again, Paul do. Yeah. Exactly. It's the French version of these people on impera Jews par to I could picture Sam he so desperate. He he could probably like throw on a beret and just show up at the Monaco training. Ground was on teaspoon cognitive oh he was on BT sports at the weekend. Saying it's perception that his team's pay play on the track to football. Yes. The perception of my eyes. Let's it's funny too. By the way, for something as simple as just getting a guy to say Terry on rewatch, Volkov, whom like the process and the coaching because we had one of the guys that works here in New York at ESPN Rodney Bellas air, we he walked in. And we said, hey, can you just say this force real quick? And it's just like like, this should should take two seconds. Here's here's some of. What it sounded? Like, hello. Hello. That's it. Ronnie, can you in a creepy voice say into this, Mike? Why would I be chosen as the creepy one? That's right there. That's offensive Terry on rewatch. Wait say that Terri T Ari teary on re on re watch watch. Carry on re watch. Is that creepy in the vide- say it, right? I mean, he's not sitting wait. Wait, wait. You're you're about 'em teary like Jerry tier Cup of tea airy area. Eerie one word teary, Kyrie rewatch. Carey teary on rewatch. Cherry on re honoree like Fritz on. Yeah. Oh, see this is what happens when you try to save phonetically. I'll just do actually speak French. Sure you only wash. We'll do it with the accident. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That's go. Daddy longer. You watch Vallone. That's perfect accident. To see what you explained to me that. I was speaking frit God. So there you go you get to see the sausage being made good Lord. What a process so simple by do like it. Oh, yeah. Well, it will live forever. Now. Let's see MLS JJ. We're down to our final four go through these quickly because we're going to talk with in more about them. So I don't want to be repetitive but Eastern Conference we get Atlanta. United f c getting past NYC FC. I thought Atlanta looked really good kind of back to what we. Come to know this team to be I I wonder almost if they've just like we're getting bored towards the end of the season that they were just like, okay, we're good. We know it. Let's just stay healthy and get to the playoffs and in the process, the red bulls just kept going and kind of pip them there for the the supporters shield. Maybe Joseph Martinez looks like he's really on fire the ten penalty the weird penalty is site, which I don't know if that's a great system of striking the ball that volley was wonderful and alma. Ron's free kick. They look very very good. And what she did not look good defensively in real problem. No, the stakes feel pretty high. I think for Atlanta right now, you've got ta Martino who is leaving pick the holy trinity of Atlanta tattoo Martino Miguel Meron Joseph Martinez, and you got L owns agent talking about him wanting to play in the Premier League and Joseph Martinez whose name has come up for transport remembers basically for the entire season. I'm not going to go so far as to say if not now when for Atlanta, but I would say, well, look, I do believe that they are fully committed there. And if guys leave they'll remain, and they still have good players even time tina's fine around the place. Right. So. Again, it's not a last chance here for them. But this is like, I don't know this feels it feels important for them to win now. Well win. No. And if you don't win. No this good chance you've got a bridging year a transitional year, and that's another year before you, can you know, really cheap. What you want to? That's that's entirely plausible. Yeah. Red bull's dominate the second leggings Columbus three now. I guess it was well, I say dominate it was close for a while. But then the the two goals within three minutes. What was it the seventy third and seventy six minutes there help to put that one away the early goal which I thought was from Aaron long, but it wasn't a deflected inadvertently off of Moyle and the red are through and their dream is alive. And they looked confident and the celebrations afterwards were fire from usage considering they've won nothing yet. They were really pumped about this. And they believe they strongly believe. On gorse. Look at the way they played against Atlanta in the regular season. Why wouldn't they? Yeah. Well, the problem if you for Atlanta, I'm I'm so curious about this matchup in particular, just because not to pigeonhole these teams into a certain category. But you look at Atlanta, and you think attack just all out attack fun to watch. And when you look at the red bulls, you think defense like strong in defence incredible defense to MLS all eleven players in that defense Aaron long defender of the year. So but even even on excited to see how great offense, I great defense who wins that that'd be even in that crucial midfield battle. Maybe even rebels have have the the Trump card there because Tyler Adams was all over the field against Columbus. Like, he covered. Everybody to grass. I don't know. If Atlanta have a player like him the rebels didn't break the points record by accident. It's important not to forget that and Western Conference. Look this whole season was just kind of chaos in the west. There was never really any clear cut best. Team which kind of made it fun. And it's left us now with Portland who didn't win a game for what was it? They played five matches before they won. And sport a Kansas City who were pretty good and pretty consistent throughout the year. I don't think anybody can be all that shocked. No warning KC are there. But this should certainly be a fun match up as well. Couldn't call that one. No me, neither I really eat both of them. I'll be honest. I don't have a great feel for what I think. Just yet. We have some time to think about it though, first let's not till November twenty fifth quick turnaround to second legs, November twenty ninth. Yeah. But I mean, once you've had that long break, you kind of want the momentum or otherwise it loses a bit of juice. Yeah. I'll tell you what. Let's keep this going right now. E- enjoy of the yes network who covers NYC FC TV analyst for them. And also the Bundesliga over on Fox Sports yet and you nixed. My idea to call this segment joy division. I you're more than welcome to refer to it is that I just don't have the music prepared. I'm sorry. Well, that's what it will be from now on. Chubby call the joy division. Ian. And what's up, man? How are you? Thank you so much have meal, and I love the name, and actually it probably should be a regular segment if you're going to call it, the joy division, a happy to do it. But I want to jingle an Andrew was not prepared to put the work in. Yeah. I admitted foolishly RIP my mentions as JJ would say I admitted a few weeks ago that I had never actually heard of the band joy division. And I've been crushed it ever since I've I've gone back. I've listened to five of their best songs on YouTube and they're fine fine. I played Ian, volley against all spoke for some poli over joy division level terrace apart today because I was so excited for the segments goosebumps. Didn't you actually actually for for a fullback? He's leather. Did it's bringing goal while it was one. It was only one goal scored. So I might as well. I might as well have made it work. I'll tell you what let's start obviously. Like, I mentioned you cover and are the TV analysts for NYC FC on the network. Let's start with them. You tweeted this after NYC FC were eliminated far too many underperformers for NYC FC since PV Patrick Vieira left a few simply not good enough for this club. Extremely disappointing. I was wondering if you could elaborate on that. It was this a player issue for them was the say a manager issued that they just didn't kind of connect with this manager after Vieira left. I'm curious if you could go a little deeper on that. Well, I'd like to say it's all of the above and more. I mean, I feel sorry for players. I was once a player I recognize that it's not easy when you change your coach. And especially when you're all Bill until project, you of, you know, part of preseason the coaches sold you on something pretty special the team was absolutely flying. And they looked like they could potentially go ahead and win this order shield and at least challenge for analyze Cup. So losing losing that coach stop. Piece of the jigsaw. Is massively vitally important for us to why that team is just collapsed, and it just didn't work with to run he came in. And we expected it to be a smooth transition at least that was what was explained to us. This is a guy who knows the philosophy from Patrick Vieira will be able to try and continue wall left off and make it even better for simply on the players. Let him down. I mean, I'm sure the coaching tight were obviously opposite to what Patrick wanted to different ideas, different coaches, but still trying to play the same way. But the players didn't buy into it for some reason, the players lacked, their performance consistency was a real issue making mistake off the mistake was a big problem for this team because it can see it a lot of goals at important times in games, which lost then games and drop points. So I think it's it's all of the above. I think the coach has to take a large deal of responsibility. I think the players have to take an even bigger piece of cake as far as ability goes, but I was playing the clump in many ways for allowing this. Change to hop in at this stage in the season. I feel sorry for the players at sorry for the coach actual sorry for the club. Because all three of them are to blame in worship good feeling on davir right now is he coming back for another year in New York. Well, my kill and says he will be back. I don't think you'll be to Hoppy finishing off the way he did. And leaving the legacy behind without trying to push really hard for an Emily's Cup. The reason why I would say he might not come by. Because because he started to look tired. He's starting to look like his legs of going little bit. He's not as sharp as he was. He did struggle with injury. Only started twenty three regular season games, and and miss a chunk of games because of injury, and he was clearly frustrated I actually met him when he was in the middle of his injury problems right in the heart of the camp in and he looked straight. He looked like he'd lost a bit of har-. And when players thought to do that they start to question whether it's a worth that money will come into play because he's on a big salary. So you gotta pay this guy still scored fifteen goals in there. Regular season. So he can still perform any can still perform at the highest level. I'd like to see him stay because I want to see him score more goals allies, potentially get to one hundred goals. But I think it's going to be touching goes up. -solutely fifty fifty you enjoy joining us here on caught offside in. What about Atlanta? I mean, obviously the team that just knocked NYC FC out. They've got the red bulls coming up in the Eastern Conference finals, let's say Chris Armas brought you in to speak to the rebels before the the conference finals. What are you telling them about how to approach this Atlanta club? Well, first and foremost, I'm not a fan of the red bow. So very difficult for me to give a team talk in any way through outlook. Remind company man to the end. And I listen, I I know that their transition in the midway point of the season was a lot smoother than ours because they lost Jesse Marsh, and Chris armistead, and and basically gave them the best possible opportunity to continue on a cle- the way they left off an Armitage's in and which is the opposite from what Dominic Garand has in New York City. You know, there was no hardness and not twinning count. Whereas with Chris Armas, he is an obsolete machine. He will push this team on and on and actually going to go as far as to say that I think your favorite in this game. Lonzo very good site. No doubt about it. They score goals. They break records. They have the hottest striker in the league whose Ruikun the record. He's not even broken smashed and he has taught class, but I think they make mistakes. And I think teams who are connected together who are on the same wavelength who eleven players play for one another and can break them down and that topic toward. End of the season against with Lanka. Would would they struggled against Toronto? They struggled against New York. Red bull back in September. Where they were beaten red bull arena. I think it happens again, not my favorite school in all the way to analysts Cup finalists Neo red bull Atlanta. He and do you think it just comes down to a battle of defenses? Because I remember that regular season game towards towards the end where Atlanta went to the red bull arena. And honestly, I've I mean the defending was amateur hour there. And it does seem like you said are MRs team is more of a unit. They are absolutely more of a unit. They they all by by the project. They're they're a great team chemistry. Key is fantastic. I believe that they're more on the same wavelength. Then we'll Atlanta there's a few stars at line to line up. And when you have one or two players who are higher paid than the others. Who are clearly superstars and the others are playing catch up much more difficult for every player together in the same age. And even though I think it lands are very. Good. And they've got an excellent coach in Totta Martino you'll be leaving at the end of the season. And they wanted to make something special for him. I think the most complete team the most well organized teams the most difficult teams to break down is the rebels have an excellent goalkeeper and will bless as well. So you're right. I think it's gonna come down to defense. You mentioned Martino he was named manager of the season today. Did they get it? Right. It's a tough one. But I think they did get it. Right. I think consistency was very important the way they finished. The campaign was excellent. It's very difficult for anyone to say that croissants does have to and because Jesse Marshall veasley took part for half the season. So I think it probably decision a massive show Bengals and did a DC tonight. It's a it's not just win ruining my competent. So I give them a lot of credit as well. And Ben Olsen who's been through hell with that team. And but I think they got a spots on. I think Atlanta played polo play seventy five percent of the time. The most exciting soccer MLS is seen for a long time. So he and who's on the other side of your draw then because you have rebels going all the way to the final. So who's who's in the final with them from the west? It's a tough one, you know, like going through the regular season was always difficult on not west site because there's an obsolete bond till they're Seattle fun to form sporting KC tough to be an and of course, those teams they went quite far in the playoffs. Seattle just not really missing out to my former club, Portland and. I think a tough team to beat they they certainly won't be easy competitors for sporting Kansas City, and that's an old rivalry much. Where remember a few seasons by that? Unbelievable penalty kick session that went on for four days. I mean, it was incredible. So I think my favorite would talk to be sporting KC because they are so well organized their team probably deserves to be at this stage, and and should be in the final because again as a complete team from start to finish from goalkeeper to strike from the head coach to who the in the coaching staffs alongside of sporting KC. Our favorites to go all the way to final the and I'm curious for your thoughts on Portland even being at this point in the season the seasons started March fourth they didn't win a game until April fourteenth. Are you surprised? No like seeing what we saw at that point early on in the air. You surprised to see them still playing now here in November? Yeah. I think so I think having a coaching change it always makes it difficult on new coach comes in new ideas, and you have to buy into that project. And of course, we'll it was going to be a failure because they struggled, but MLS gives you the opportunity to start slow and finish strong and audio opposite. You could start stalling finish slowing skill make the playoffs. So they gives you the opportunity once you get into the playoffs. It's it's anyone's game. You have to be on form. You have to be lucky. You have to obviously hope that the referee's decisions go your favor, and and when it comes to penalty kicks it it's an obsolete Gumbo. So you've got to be on your toes and recognize that just getting to the playoffs. Even when you hit a low pot chills results in the season is the most important thing in Portland did. We remember some of the champions over years going all the way back to two thousand nine when I was at real Salt Lake. I mean, we just made the playoffs. And then not team went all the way onto win MLS company. Not can hop into to these guys as well, so Portland timbers and our team that nobody wants to face. And I know they've got a rivalry against us born, Casey. So it's a tough game for sporting in changing up a bit here, you talked about look, and you were lucky enough to be on the call for classic car at the weekend. Brush doorman I as Byron Munich now, I had DVR the game. I had family over and I went to the boozer, and I'm trying not to look at it. Because they've put it on the TV. The highlights are on FOX coming around again on on f s one, and I'm trying to talk to someone who's is keep dieting to the TV whatever I'm saying. It's just not that interesting. And every time it turned around, something brilliant happen. I went home. And I watched the game in full it is that as good a game as you've seen lately. Oh lately. Yeah. For sure and even go as far as over the last two or three years Bundesliga is probably as good a game. And there have been high scoring games more high scoring games that are thrillers but die game as far as entertainment value from start to finish. Did not disappoint anyone and I'm actually disappointed. You didn't watch a live with the sun blasting and say Dow cub because I tell my mates to do that. So get my voice Bouza. Yeah. I am. I find you find you in cost again to parochial reminds me of being at home. So I. I played key for that. No. I mean, it was just from start to finish just end to end action. Lucia Dortmund look for the tired in the first half. They were Shaw Plato possessed by occasionally buck to the best. And certainly dominated the first half without scoring not second and third goal. Which would have probably won the game. They allowed and hit home and to get back into the game. Having the scoreline only at one no off time. But the second talk just blew me away, the changes they made obviously father's experience. Coachie recognizes that changes to be made team talk must've been electrifying off time. And when you've got some Superstock players and young kids who are willing to go the extra mile for you. You always have a chance in this. Bruce Dortmund say right now are so much fun to watch they have talent. And right now, you know, you can't even see a Christian pulisic getting into that starting eleven at times. He's only started four games in the Bundesliga for them, which is crazy, but son chose beat absolutely on fire for them. And he was unbelievable. Yeah. I was going to ask you about that actually with Christian. We all yes, I'm very protective of young Christian because we had stiff on books go on with us a couple of weeks who covers Bruges Dorman for ESPN AFC. And we asked him as Christian. Okay. Is he being well taken care of should we be worried, and he said, don't worry. He's a lockdown first team player you've got nothing to worry about. He's in good hands here. And I said, okay, that's good. But now, we see, you know, it seems like he's struggling to get into the first team. And hearing you say that you know, it kind of it kind of fills me with a little bit of worry here. I mean, is is Pulitzer kinda now been relegated to sort of a sub or bench role for them. You know, I think he is a part of a terrific school in assembled by an unbelievable coach. And I think he's lucky to be there because he is at the right time. This is a world class player Christian pulisic up -solutely world class, and it some day will probably be more than seventy five million. And I think right now there will be a lot of teams out there questioning. The fight of his future Dortmund and seeing how stable he has his own mindset. But if you look at the big picture Lucia Dr and the German Cup there in obviously jumpings leak and compete in the domestic league. And there's no doubt when he plays in the Bundesliga. He's electrified and he loves to perform and enjoyed it weaken and week out. But he can't play again. And they've got so many talented players shit Dortmund young players that need to play. So the coach is doing a tremendous job of being able to manage Christian pulisic juden sensual, but Lawson type of players played in a similar position giving them all equal games. I mean, politic. If you look at the game is that Russia played in the Trump. He's think he's played, you know, a number of games for them. And he can be happy that he's played those games, and then in German copies played I think both games for them. So he is playing his fair share of games he has to be patient. And I think he is definitely in the right place right now because blueshield Dortmund are on the way up and if they win the Bundesliga he's one. Of the main reasons why happened the hope for loosen favor, you know, safety that he continues to play him because Andrew Andrew would take a trip to Germany and would try to enforce his views. He's he's huge the protective of young pulic. It's it's unnerving. You know, fly a plane right over that stadium. Father out get an Exxon. I'll do it. Ian is still still because you know, that this guy is a legend. Right. He's only be there for four months. But after the weekend is a guy that's very difficult to replace e- and talking about your own career path NYC FCC cheese such global entity. But in terms of a of a Colt football club, there really aren't money like Saint Pauli where you played they're very tossed. Our message they're fine. Based is truly unique. Like, what was it like to play for fun based like them? Great question. Did you end up things? Black so much memories. Every time. I get the chance to talk about some, paulie. I it just it makes me excited. I'm so happy right now that they're getting more recognition and to think that this is a team that's playing in the second division in Germany and still gets recognition as incredible. And one of the reasons why is because not necessarily what to do on the field. But what the do off the field ethos defines the support of groups the pull it takes. And and the push that they do to demonstrate on much days, and obviously try to push the Brun and they do an amazing job. And this is a club that I sneak ily used to go and watch when I was playing for the city rival Humbert. I would go on a Friday night. And I'd sit with sometimes I take my father with me. And we would we would hide on a Friday night. Just get cops on and go and watch them play. Because at that time they were in the third division. It was twenty thousand crazy some paulie funds rocking out to the hospital. Halftime she'll and the shocking soccer that was performed. on this place. They loved every minute of them until you go there until you spew it until you live until you recognize what's in Pauley as you'll never fully understand going to the melon Tor pudding jersey on the skull-and-crossbone is a feeling and and you're joining a religion, you're joining a political statement, you're joining a fun group, a group of people who believe in the same thing as you want the free world, and and give people every opportunity to be successful in life and notice crimen Asian and any whiz load. It's truly a wonderful place to be and they continue to push this club in this Brown forward. And I'll for help them to do. They will send paulie fans on the street if they see you they'll recognize you they'll they'll come to come over to their that kind of fan base. Right. I would look in. To play at some paulie at the right time. I actually moved obviously recognize my love for that supporters and the stadium at that time, which was was not going to be stadium. It was a whole, you know, it was a it was a dump. And but sometimes we couldn't even afford to pay the electric Bill to put the lights on in the warm-up. We'd have to wait for the tickets to be sold. You're in a game before Joel warmup. So that we could turn the lights on the other half of the field. What year is what it was doesn't than seven those to those and four two thousand five five six and seven. Yeah. All the way up to two thousand eight but I arrived at the right time and talk about Christian pulisic being with the right group of place at the right time. And right coach at hop to be me bucket. Not time. I went from third division to second division when all the way to the semi final of the German Cup. And we created millions for this club, and they managed to get themselves out of financial problems. They manage to build a stadium up to getting thirty thousand. No shallow stadiums for every game that they have. And they all be got the opportunity to have a couple of Americans Canadian on the team that we we helped spread the brand awareness and because of that success. I'll always be considered to be a key part of the unbelievable time for some poly. So every time I go back to Hamburg now put Maha on up at my who'd up. So that nobody knows. I may not be able to walk onto much. I'm going back in March for the Humboldt Darby. So it will be a test. Oh, that's cool. Good stuff. The even had Nike. I think was at Airmax Jordan's made Nike, especially ones commission with Sam police skull-and-crossbone on it yet. You know, what it was air force? Once I remember it was two thousand and nine I just laughed and they sent me up there. It was air force ones. And that's not where it stops. They went all the way from heaven, obviously, the skull-and-crossbone on on the Nike Jordan's. And it went all the way through close. It went all the way through like computers designed speakers, and you could even get your one simple condom how about. Oh, that's great stuff. Enjoy like, I said of the network and FOX thanks so much, man. We appreciate the time under did you? Thanks for having me on. Yes. So interesting to talk about that kind of cult supporter owned supporter driven football team on. No, Ian, is you know, part of the the commentary team for what is a global entity in NYC and city football group. It's a it's a real contrast. You have me interested in like wanting to run to YouTube now and look at a bunch of Saint Pauli. I would clips and highlights. I would absolutely recommend. It seems like it's a fun away day on it's one of those more niche. I'll definitely concede that if you go to Williamsburg, you will see some hipster fans who just loves him. Paulie? And they don't understand why you're not watching Bundesliga too. Right. I will start watching boondocks league to let's see what to watch for. I did not include that in what to watch for. I apologize UEFA nations league JJ Thursday to forty five. Stop me when you have something because I really don't know Croatia and Spain Friday to forty five in the Netherlands, and France, the Netherlands are experiencing a little bit of a resurgence Ronald Kumon. Are they back is Memphis now the greatest player in Europe? I mean, they're they're playing well after having missed the last two major tournaments you're wondering if there was just maybe a a massive talent turnover that was going on there. And I don't know. Maybe you're starting to see kind of like the seedlings of the next generation some ways. Yes, put another ways Ryan Babel is still playing for Holland. So in other ways. No, that's tremendous. Let's see Sunday nine AM England and Croatia rematch. That's the second time. They'll have played now since they played in the semifinal. Yes. So they know each other really well. And then international friendlies. This one jumped off the page to me JJ, very I felt very fortunate in that moment to know. Hey, I do the show with a guy who's from the Republic of Ireland because they play Northern Ireland Thursday to forty five. Yeah. And it's do how would I do the MAC twenty five years since we played in the last qualifying game a vital qualifier Northern Ireland versus the Republic of Ireland to go to USA Ninety-four. Well, that was just a huge game and Spain did his favor on the night beating defeating Denmark, and we took a point from Windsor pack being wound down for most of the game. And it was a time of huge political. Strife in Northern Ireland political violence on. So it was I mean, if you talk to players about going up there the atmosphere was was really roll there'd been a massacre only a few days prior to that game. So it's it's amazing. It's kind of heartening for me to be with a look at this fixture and not feel to there's tension or being politically charged. We've come so far into that doesn't when you see that that doesn't send like a shiver down your spine. Oh, it reminds me of that night in Windsor Park was some of the most disgusting scenes I've ever people who were there. And how is it? Now will they be able to like I they're going to be chance that are offensive is. They're going to be like is there a larger? I'd police presence. Or is it kinda like, hey, we're all we're all good. Now. Let's just enjoy this all together. I think the the defined basis have moved on in particular. I don't think there'll be politically charged chance. I think the only thing that might come up is again, James McLean will be there James McCain who came up. Endeavor played in the Northern Ireland jute system, and then defected to pay for the Republican violent is is choice is an Irish Catholic on he on the poppy thing might be the only crosswords that would be. But that depends on on what element of travelling fans come from the north and the element that I saw at your twenty sixteen when we were both at the tournament in France was a very friendly element on. I don't feel the same. Chills that I used to feel back in the day over this fixture. That is good. And then JJ Thursday at three o'clock PM England and the United States at Wembley in London. Yes. A friendly for which there will be senior caps ended out. Not a testimonial. But yet it does feel like testimonial as win Rooney will take his bow. Which is the main story coming out of this game, certainly from the English perspective, ending tabloid media perspective. This is Wayne Rooney's final bow. He will play some part in the game in the second half. He will not start. He was not captain. He will not wear number ten. He said he's made no demands of Gareth Southgate. He is just going to enjoy this. Yes is like a no pressure. This is supposed to be fun. And hopefully, I guess hopefully, it is now there's few people objecting to the use of an England English international where full senior caps are being handed out to say goodbye to win Rooney. And that's been a talking point for a lot of people. Now, let's. It's not like, it's it's obviously not a nation's league game, which is ostensibly competitive, actually, it is it is it is not want to take it seriously as up to you ladies competitive. So this is not a competitive friendy win Rooney has said that the, you know, his his his representatives, and the FAA had been looking for fixture that made sense to do a final farewell to him. I I'm not I don't know where I am on this. I I also let widely between these are proper England caps and should not be handed out willy nilly and also maybe. I really what I've come down on his that. This should have been billed as a testimonial. No senior caps handed out the US will come over and we would play and you'd sell out the house. The money will go Wayne Rooney foundation. Now, there is some monies from the game going to the Wayne Rooney foundation, but not ticket sales because it is a senior friendly at Wembley. I guess here's here's where I come down on this. Look, I I don't mean to belittle what it means to earn a cap for England, that's a major honor. So I don't want to belittle what it is that Alan Shearer says I don't want to belittle what it is that you're saying it's an honor to play for your country, you country should not honor you, right? But part of me kind of wants to say like relax to the people that are that are kind of of that opinion like calm down. All right. This is a friendly. Let's you know, let's not take this game. And and, you know, just the sport in general too seriously. Now, the only reason though that I feel conflicted about it is there are some players where I would totally understand it and be cool with it. Like, if the US ever wanted to do this for Clint Dempsey, would we have a problem with it? No. I don't think I don't think any things testimonial. He is retired. I would not use up senior cap Titus O. But he but to me like there's guys like Dempsey or Donovan like they've earned one more cap. If we want to give them one more cap in a game that is kind of. In their honor for all they've done for US soccer. I would have absolutely no problem with it. I really think that the only reason people are making a big deal over this is because it's Wayne Rooney because there was always a split among England fans as to whether or not he was beloved or hated as an England player. So I I really think this was like a universally beloved England player. Nobody would have any problem with this. It's a friendly. Let's all enjoy ourselves. Like he deserves it. He's earned it. It's a chance for us to give him the ovation. He deserves. But I just don't think Rooney's that guy. And that's the only reason that this whole thing is kind of surprising to me, and you say that. But it's amazing. How many people are going to go to this game that the ticket sales have been very very hot an I'm just wondering with the wind Rooney element to it did the FAA look at this game and think we're going to Trump of sending out Wembley for the US in in November international. And let's try entice something into this that is going to drive ticket sales. And that seems a little bit cynical. Also for the lungs time. I thought this money. That the ticket sales money was going to the Wayne Rooney foundation ticket sales aren't going to that charity. He's also retired Andrew fully retired. I understood papers of gone in. I I don't know. I I don't think great about this. All right from the US perspective. Jonathan clansman goes into the side for the for the Americans goalkeeper. So I hope to see him get some action. It's going to be interesting to see if not this game against Italy as well as that is also fairly high profile friendly that the US will be taking part in next week. A couple of guys who on most interested in. This is the easy one to say. But for an interesting reason Christian pulisic one I'm glad to see him healthy again to like we talked about with enjoy. He's not getting regular minutes necessarily right now for Brusca Dortmund. So maybe he has a chip on his shoulder, and that ship may be even a little bit larger when you factor in Jaden Sancho who has basically unseeded Pule sick right now for those. There might be starting for England in this game. A now I'm not saying that there's any tension between them maybe there is. I don't know. I have no clue. I would I would think that Pulitzer probably wants to show him up in some kind of install. Absolutely, the players are freshly funders have very much of the mindset that you've kind to lay it out there. It's not that he wants to to might be great friends say have promptly great friends, but it's point proving as well, especially when you didn't start the biggest game of the season, so fired Biggs domestic game. Anyway. So yeah. One hundred percent players are very much. It's a team game. But there are eleven personalities and eleven selfish people who every moment of every game believe they should be starting an stocky docked to get to the that small percentage of people who get to play at the highest level in football. You need that mentality. You're absolutely right. Yeah. That's thursday. Three o'clock. We will do a special podcast right afterwards. So you should see that one. Hopefully, we'll have it done some around eight eastern time. Eight thirty she'll be out around their west coast. People are going to have for perfect timing and you'll have it for your commute on Friday. And also if you have any questions or anything, you feel we didn't cover in the podcast hair. You can send us an E mail caught offside pottage, Email dot com. And asks you a soccer pot on Twitter. We love hearing from you got some really good ones. Really good ones this week interesting. I sometimes feel that our listeners are more interesting than us. Oh, yeah. One more interesting than you one hundred percent. One hundred percent, you know, our chat about comedies someone from who who is involved in the comedy club gun touch with us. Wait what? Oh about stand up comedians comedians. Oh, really? Yeah. That's cool straightaway. We've got we've got to vast sh- mortgage board of listeners to great word cornucopia sh- mortgage for these are great words, by the way before we get out. I did want to mention slots on Abraham bitch one goal of the year in MLS for that famous goal against L AFC throw this in. It's gonna fall. Fever. Now that was epic when he came on in that game against in the I'm okay with traffic. Oh and scored that goal from forty yards out that to tie it when they had been down that was one of the most memorable moments of the season. But for goal of the year, I think slots should have one. But I don't know. I kinda thought it may be should have been this one his his five hundred th goal that he scored this one against Toronto FC. Santos. Lifts it into the area e. Like that one that he just kind of like for sure Tacoma call. He's such good. So that guy I love to be that. I love the volley because of such a cool goal that I felt like I hadn't really seen before. Yeah. That's what I'm going for when I want my like Zoltan that forty Artor. They scored was awesome. Who's like I said super memorable, but I have seen it before that one against Toronto. I don't know. I think the context of the derby and all is being on that Carson California for that game. Carson Elliott rather? I think that's what tipped at probably on. Also, I would say this the keeper should've come. I know I know you feel that way you're very you've been very strong about that. Because you love to just rain on everybody's sunshine and parades, by the way before we get out. I know we're going really long now. And now, it's my fault. But with the US in England playing each other I went on the BBC's website, and they did a special kind of thing of American players that have played into for merely. That's handy. So they did basically. Gave you put four minutes on the clock. And they wanted you to name the fifteen American players that have played at least fifty matches in the Premier League. So I took the challenge, and I'm kind of shame to say that I got eleven out of fifteen. Now, I'm not gonna ask you to sit here. I'll tell you who you missed. Okay. Tell me who I missed. I have the list I took a picture of the screen because I wanted to bring it up two of the ones that I missed. I was so mad at you. Missed ROY Ray, Roy Wegerle. I did miss him on you miss John Harkes? John harkes. No, he didn't fifty matches in the Premier League Premier League. That's not fair wise enough fair, which John Harkes was like. I suppose John Harkes played for Sheffield Wednesday before the Premier League. So he doesn't get in. I missed like you said right waggling seventy show on acts more. Yes. Very good. I missed him forever. Ten fifty two matches. He played for them. And then these two can't believe I missed these to. I'm almost embarrassed to say it. You miss Joe max Moore, you missed you. Missed. Jay demerit. No. He didn't have fifty fifty now. Okay. Go on to me. He missed Jonathan spector. I missed oh. My God relaxed. I don't think you would have gotten Jonathan spot a lie. Birmingham. Of course, come on what he was not in the Premier League. He was never with Birmingham Birmingham in the Premier League. Wasn't that long wrong, man? United Charlton and mainly west him. Oh, you never played in the Premier League Birmingham. No. Okay. And then Carlos bocanegra, I missed with Fulham. You wouldn't have gotten that. Either. Look at you the blank stare on forgot about buccaneers even want to try to get the other ones. No, the hints that they gave. They did tell you. How many games and they did tell you the clubs. But here I'll read the other ones Brad Friedel. Tim howard. Clint Dempsey Casey Keller. Jeff Cameron Brad goose on Brian McBride. Claudia Raina Josie altidore de'andre Ettlin, and the one that I was very proud of myself forgetting, Marcus hahnemann clusky per reading goalkeeper and then of wolves wolves. Yeah. So there you go. This was a fun show, my friend. I can't believe how long we've gone, and I can't believe how much of it is my fault. It's a meaty podcast and people going enjoy it with one on Thursday. Yes. 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GSMC Soccer Podcast Episode 87: Champions League Matchday 4 (11-7-2018)

GSMC Soccer Podcast

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GSMC Soccer Podcast Episode 87: Champions League Matchday 4 (11-7-2018)

"Want to know the latest than soccer than listen to the Golden State media concept soccer podcast from M L S the world the Premier Li we've got you covered. The latest update the hottest matches at news on the league's top players. It's the Golden State media concept soccer podcasts. Listen now. What's up everybody? Welcome to the GSM. See soccer podcast. I am your host Mark Sousa. And with me today is Jeff Mellon off. Jeff, how're you doing my friend? I am doing fantastic. How are you? I'm doing great. I'm doing great. I'm doing great because the politics are passed us. We don't have to see the political ads on TV any further the last couple of weeks have been brutal. We just wanna talk soccer. So I am grateful that we can watch Champions League soccer were passed. The voting were done with all that here in the states. Are you happy that that's behind us in the everytime? You watch a soccer match on TV. You don't have to see a political app during halftime. Yes. Absolutely. I'm tired of hearing about this guy wanting women's race to be abolished. And there's been horrible ones. Some really, you know, how it is the midterm elections or. The worst because it really brings out the worst. And there's so many candidates at least with the presidential election is only two people going, and you only have to talk about you only have to hear about the crap between two people. But during whatever city you live in or state, you have to hear about a million people that are running for office. So how about we talked a little soccer oil Champions League today? We're going to talk about the big Manchester Darby that's coming up at the weekend. In england. Of course. Manchester United Manchester City another match between pep Guardiola and Josie Marino. We'll take a look at the English Premier League in total. Of course, we'll talk about the games that happened this last week what teams are trending up. What teams are training down. And of course, the upcoming matches for this weekend in the crucial crucial English Premier League the crucial crucial crucial crucial. That's that's that's what the league is called the crucial crucial English Premier. Yeah. New sponsor new sponsor, so well gin and all that we'll take a look at the other leagues in Europe too. That are very popular the Italian Syria while league in Spain bonus league in Germany and French legal one. Although that seems to be pretty one-sided, but we will jump into it Jif. Sure. Hello. How are you? What was the first notable score of yesterday's Champions League matchday for well. Let's here last week. I said there would be an upset or upset alert be aware of an upset between red star and Liverpool. I was right. How the heck did that happen? I dunno luck. I wrote it on home. I wrote it on donder Mifflin paper. Maybe that was what will you took a look at the home atmosphere at Redstar. And you you knew that it was going to be tough based on just being on that field with all those fans going crazy. It was two nil. So it wasn't even like like a close game. It was kind of all red star. Yeah. I mean, you know, you expect Liverpool had just beaten red star four nil in Liverpool. So you expect Liverpool to come in. And really just have an easy game. I mean, it is red star. It is a two goals happen by the same KYW in seven minutes apart. Yes. Yes. A Milan Pavkovic who not really notable player. But now he's pretty famous. He's probably the the most loved man in that city. Yeah. It's incredible the twenty second minute and then twenty ninth minutes. So this were like back to bang bang back to back like it wasn't like oh there's one goal. And then they sealed it at the eightieth men or something lump these were two goals in the very early of the game. And they didn't let up they didn't. They didn't. They played great defense. They didn't let the Liverpool try to get vantage Liverpool's quicker. They're much faster. Yes. And they they held them two zero goals, which to me is incredible. Yeah. I think we saw a little bit of an uninspired Liverpool team. Underestimated him. Well, Liverpool is just played some big games recently. Retired. Yeah. I mean, it's just one of those things it's a long season. Right. Like, we're just in the beginning November the Liverpool's gonna be playing until they're replaying important games until April. And may I think it was just a letdown game. Like they played opponent. That was really up for the challenge. You know, how it is in all sports laid to the. Yeah, you know, how it is. An all sports. You can go to another teams home, and they're fired up because their fans are behind him. I mean, it's a big game for them. Not a big game for you. Exactly. I mean, Jeff think about it your red star. You don't play Liverpool. You don't play teams of Liverpool's caliber week to week. So when you play them at home, it's a big monumentous event. Right. Like, it's the hottest ticket in town. You know, it's imagine imagine if you were a Euroleague basketball team and the Lakers come to Europe to play in an exhibition game. I gets a hot ticket. Right. Like, oh, you know, three for that of team. Yeah. For exactly what you're getting out. Yeah. Yes. So I think that's what we saw. We saw a. An inspired Liverpool team lose because they're playing a team of professionals who were out for it. They were up for the challenge. You know, Liverpool dominated the game. Because they're a better team. They had more shots on goal because they're a better team. They possess the ball better that seventy two percent possession. They held the ball for three quarters of the game, basically. And they couldn't produce a goal. We saw them have chances. They couldn't get any goals in to the back of the net. So I think it was kind of a wake up call for them. I think we'll see a better Liverpool next time out, but the very they're going to be angry when they if they face red started. Well, they won't face them. They just beat wrist are for nothing and they lose to him Tuesday. So they won't face again. Fortunately for red star. You're if they face it if any time even was like a friendly. They are get a disturb might be some. Yes. Some history next time. Right. Yeah. I I agree with that. So. Group c there is another game. PS? Gee, what was the score PS g game they face Napoli. And they won this game was actually tied. I'm very tied one one. Yes. And PS g took the lead early in this game. They get a goal early wombat scores right before halftime. But the second half Napoli came out and came out strong. They were just on the gas pedal. They had multiple chances to score. It was actually pretty incredible that they didn't get one past boof on. But they did finally get one a penalty in the sixty second. Controversial. I will say it was not clear cut. You could argue that it was not a penalty. Absolutely. But Napoli took full advantage of it. But Napoli was deserving because they had created five six clear chances. And it was just like unbelievable. They came. Shot just giving penalty. It was one of those things where they were. They were probing inside and outside the box of of PS g so much that at some point a referee is going to make a decision where it's like he's going to make a call. That's fifty fifty or something like that. Because the opportunities there. So neymar is quote in seeing the ref was disrespectful. Yeah. Neymar said that he the ref said something that he doesn't want to repeat which I just that's I rolling to me like say what he said if he says something new that was crossing the line say it, that's my this is his exact quote one of here. I do the referee told me something he should not have. It was disrespectful. I do not want to repeat what he said. However, somebody high up should do something he cannot be as just as rectal as he was with me on the pitch. We are asked to show respect towards the referees. We should get the same in return. Okay. That seems kind of vague though, doesn't it? I mean, like I said if he said something if he crossed the line neymar should say what it is. And I'm not. He probably will. He probably won't official statement. Maybe if he talks to the committee, but don't you don't do you agree with that? Or do you think that your what he said, I just wish we knew what he act the ref actually said, right? Like in like, they're told to respect to our free. But how many compilations he's doing YouTube of players attacking referees? And neymar as a guy who's always complaining? So I mean, I it wouldn't necessarily surprise me. Referee just told him stop being a baby or his he dig his yellow card in the ninetieth minute, plus ninety first minute. So it was like it was me. I don't know if it was it was a crucial one. But it was a. Penalty. It's still counts. Yeah. Just still can't see you can get suspended by accumulating yellow cards. So I mean, it hurts him for sure. But I think him speaking out about this may not be the best thing for him. It was like sour grapes. It looks like sour grapes. A higher outs might be little Sarah on it too. So, but I if we knew what they rep set then we can pick. Then me know what side to go with. Yeah. And neymar as known like I mentioned neymars known as being a Wigner complainer. He also is known for being a diver as we saw in the World Cup where he was touched by this. He was touched this her Jif. And he went down, and and that was a bad look for him. Yes. Soccer players kin exaggerate at times. Absolutely. But that one was like over the top that was a straight to DVD movie acting by neymar that wasn't. He's not winning any Oscars for that. Let's be real so Napoli PSU they draw one one Napoli at that was a little bit unfortunate to not win that game. If I'm being completely if we're going back to have you seen the memes about that though there? Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. The world cut memes are so they have you seen the one with the Titanic the Titanic song in the background of it. Yes. What about the one where because he got feld? Once we rolled like five. Summers is how I one. So Jeff group e Napoli a six points Liverpool has six points PS GS five points, a red source for points. That is an incredibly tough group. We knew it was going to be tough. But we did not know that red star was actually going to be competitive, which is slow. Yes. Well, we, but we both said last week that this was probably the most complete. Yeah. Hawaiian Open and it issue. Got a great. I mean their goal differential is minus seven which is the, but they so that four point. Yeah, they gotta win. I mean, you you be let's put it this way. Jif? Well, they didn't get zero. Well, they don't want to win it when they looked at this group when they looked at this group before like when they got drawn into this group. They were like, oh my God. Are you serious really played three top clubs? I six. Hey, here's a three all star teams. Good luck division to high school team. What's this way? Read circuit finish this tournament with four points and have a minus seventeen differential, and they will call it a success. I would put a banner up saying they beat Liverpool like that a college team did again for Virginia. College basketball. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That that was great. Yeah. March man is last year. Yeah. So what other give me some other scores from yesterday? We talked about Napoli PS. Gee, we talked about Liverpool. What other games in Barcelona tied very one very intriguing match-up, no messy though because he's still injured with his arm yet. They're still playing at a high level. Like, that's how that's how good this team is like, I know losing Messi probably is really hard in its in its in. It's not a good. Not a good feeling. But you're still playing you're still playing great. Like you destroyed your rivals in Madrid Real Madrid. Yeah, they are shadow. They are shadow the former cells, and but the one thing is as you keep up the goal to eighty seven th minute. Yeah. Henna held them for three more mid at three more minutes. Plus the lecture time like that's that was that's that one. That one hurt them for sure it was easier from us as game Barcelona takes the lead late. But then they give it a go right away from the from the eighty third minute onwards. It was nothing but action and then Barcelona they put it super good. But they give. Up one decent opportunity in this game. I mean, they really control the game. Even though it was zero zero for most of the game. It always looked at Barcelona was gonna win eventually. But yeah, they get the goal you're thinking. Okay. They're clear in through. They got this one wrapped up. They give up a late goal already certain. So they their group. They still got ten points. Yes. So let's talk about the Tottenham PSV game. Because that was the other game in that group happen. They're taught him when this game two one against PSV. And how lucky was that? And I'll tell you why they needed that PSV scores a goal in the second minute. Harry Kane saves the day, that'd be the quickest goal of the Champions League. So far second minute. Yeah. So far this year yet? Yeah. But Harry cane he rallies the team scores. Two goals late in the last twelve minutes to to win the game. But if Todd them had lost this game. They would have been out. They would have been the first team eliminated. But they didn't it was. It was a do or die game in the day. They didn't lose it. But in fact, they even one what's notable scored in eleven minutes apart in a seventy th minute eighty nine th minute eighty nine th minute was just an insurance goal, but Cain the two goals. Put his team. I mean Cain is they're they're striker. So is there guy that does does that he scores winning Goldie? So we look at the group Barcelona at ten inter at seven Tottenham at four PSV one. How Tom is surprisingly at four points. I seems low for them. How do you think about this? When you look at their standing Singapore. What I'm about to say how lucky was taught in them not just to come back and tied the game. But they win the game. And then the two teams ahead of them tie the game instead of one team winning which would really put them out of reach. That's very I mean, I stay in love. Yeah. Because now taught them so controls around destiny as they play interim Barcelona their last two games, it'll be tough. I don't see them getting through. But if they can win two games. Good. Yeah. All right. So what other games happen, you lead Toco and door Dortmund? Oh, yes. That was two nothing. Dorming got shut out. And this seemed like it was just all its let it go from the start. Yeah. These two teams are going to qualify. They're both sitting at nine points at would co showing Dorfman getting revenge because Dortmund just beat them. So they get back at Dortmund. They win their boasting at nine points. Doorman has the advantage in the goal differential department right now, we'll see as both teams look like the advanced. But we know that winning your group is pretty important because that means that you're guaranteed a play a second place team in the next round when you win your group. Whereas when you get second and move on you have to play a top team from a different group. So oftentimes. It's a difference in quality and opponent. When you go from winning your group or getting sick and your group, but the other game in that group, Bruges and Monica. What was the score that game Bruges in Monica was four nothing brooch this team just dissed or for. Yeah. Yeah. I was right. I'm wondering I saw another game for one. And I was confused. Everybody four nothing. And it went from the goals were in this twelve minute seventeenth minute in twenty four th minute. Where the first Regal's that's not a good way to start a game. If your mama Cho it started pretty hot for Berge and Monaco just didn't show up. So the takeaway here as Monaco is out of the Champions League. I mean, they still have two games to play. But they cannot qualify. However Tyrian res the coach of Monaco, he's a new coach French legend, French international, not a good start for him and his campaign as manager. But a notable thing here is bruised goalkeeper. Ethan Horvath, he's American. He is the most likely the top keeper prospect for the next World Cup qualifying run for the US if they even make it that far well if they for the next qualifying run, so they will definitely be in qualifying. But yeah. You know what? I mean. Exactly. I know exactly what you mean. So it sounds like he is the front runner to be the next keeper to takeover for. You know, Tim Howard Brad Gazon as the old guard kind of transitions out and the younger keepers come in. So it was nice to see an American play in Champions League game. Get that experience. He gets a shutout four nil Monica chances to score, but they didn't get one past the American keeper. So interesting games happened yesterday. There was also a D. I think group depot yesterday. There was a Porto Porto in Lokomotiv Moscow. Yes. I think that was one game. I was looking at. Yeah. So Porto with another win. They have ten points now Moscow zero points, they have zero points. Jeff. Well, there was going to be one team in a group to get zero. There was gonna be one. You know, it's crazy though. This was a group where it was the most wide open going into it. So you thought maybe. Open. Nice creed reference. Nobody wants to hear that. There was a goal in the second minute again, probably tied with the quickest, and you know, those team scores in the second minute. Like, you kind of know who's winning don't you the crazy thing is they have zero points in all three teams in their group are beatable. They're not they're not giants or not powerhouses where like, you're. You're like red star like red stars four points, and they have to play three really big teams. So very surprisingly bad for Lokomotiv Moscow. What was the other game in that group? The other game in that group would be a galatassary. Yeah. I just I it's so hard to pronounce the name and sheltie so. Yes, Schulkin and gallon Tasse, right Shoka. And this game was pretty good. It was just. It was just the goals were at the fourth minute and the fifty seven th minute. But overall this game had some back and forth. Like, they were all there were a lot of attempts shot at in. Like there is twelve shots on goal for one team in eight on the other. So it was just granted five were like in the goal like a chance to score right for one overall. Like this game was. Yeah. It was it was a massive result for shock because there are now eight points Porto leads a group with ten, but then there's a difference. Offside penalties though. Yeah. That's a lot isn't it? That would drive a coach crazy. Yeah. So Shoka has eight points, but the gap between them gal tasks rise now four with two matchdays left a big massive win for shock as they look to advance to the second round. Jeff, we need take quick break. We come back. We'll talk about the Champions League games that are happening today. So big some big big games. And we'll talk about we'll take a look at other leagues too. And we're the teams are falling. The top teams were house p doing in France. How is to vent is doing in Italy? And other teams in other leagues, I'm assuming PSU and just fine and try. Yeah. The just fine. So we'll take a look on how to worry about that. We'll be right back. Grab for this. Hey, sports fans football season's here. And it's time to get in on the action. With my bookie. My bookie is the industry leading sports betting website that offers real Vegas odds on football baseball, and all your favorite sporting events. You can take side the total or even fantasy points props. My bookie let you bet online and win the game already kickoff. Don't sweat it. My bookie has in game live betting on every major league. Andy vent, even east sports. There's no better time to join my bookie then today. Go to my bookie to open an account in start winning use promo code champion when you register for your account and get a one hundred percent. 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And welcome back to the GMC soccer podcast in the first segment. We talked about Champions League results yesterday. We're going to take a look at the games that are happening today later on of course, when you listen to this. It might be about the time that the three o'clock eastern games kickoff. There will be games probably over there. There will probably be. Yes, or we'll see. But regardless let's jump into it. Jeff. All right. Let's hear the first game on the plate today. The first game is Moscow versus Roma Moscow versus Roma you say. So both teams are in group G Roma sitting at six points. Moss gals at four it's a massive game because if aroma wins, they can really just end Moscow's hopes and Real Madrid's possibly well. Real Madrid's going to qualify. I meant just like to be the first in the yes, yes, if Roma has a good chance of being the first team. Yes. Absolutely. She's is which is used momentum compared to number two a Real Madrid does play Victoria pause in later today as well. So that should be an easy win for Real Madrid. Zeh play that game at home. They they are they do have a new manager. But things have been going well with the change. We'll talk about them more in detail on the few minutes, but it is a massive game. As we look at group G it's really tight right now. But today house the opportunity to kind of blow this thing wide open. Yeah. The next game after that is of lente. Neom. Boys of once a young boys. This is a game of Winston needs. If they can't get a win against young boys. They are not going to qualify. Just children. I mean, come on. Sorry. I'll be here all week. Sadly. Yeah. Yeah. So Valencia like I said, they need they need this three points that cannot afford to get out of this match day with only three points or less in terms of total. They need three points from this game. So they need to end with five points at the end of today or their their their Champions League is most likely over miracle, and you know, speaking we're talking about group H we talk about the other game. That's huge yet in Manchester United that is the game of today that everybody's circling. That's the game that everybody will be watching on their lunch break juvenile Pauline sick shit. It's it's a big game. Rinaldo showed up the last game against his former club, Manchester United. He had a good performance where he was a crucial factor on the goal. That was scored in the game in a one nil win by Juventus. So now Juventus host Manchester United. It's a big week for Manchester. United. They've been struggling, but they do come off a win at the weekend against born in the English Premier League. So Manchester United will be looking to build off of that victory. Juventus, of course, is just rolling right now when you when you get the best scorer in the world and helps the helps a lot. Do you see Manchester United having a chance in this game playing against you vintage to they just lost to they should just go in the fetal with? No, I'm kidding. This is definitely I feel like they are going to be motivated than ever like they know this is a do or die situation. And so they're gonna with everything they got. But again, real Nado is very hard to stop. I don't think that that's very obvious statement. And but the fact of the matter is Manchester United needs this win, and you know, event is probably gets in win or lose. Yeah. You've meant is they're they're going to advance. I don't think that it's I they will advance for sure with a win more than likely they'll advance withdraw today too. But. The thing is is that I wonder how I wonder how important this game is going to be for Manchester United because they might be thinking that. Hey, we're okay with losing this game and not expanding over resources because this weekend is the Manchester Darby, Manchester City, Manchester, United we're going to talk about that game in particular next segment. But it is something to think about Jeff they're they're traveling their head might not be totally in this game thinking, oh, we can lose his game. And just win our next to Champions League games and secure our spot in the next round. But it is something Sunday. They got a big game ahead of them your same big game. So we're talking what they game is. But it's a let's just say, it's a city versus Manchester Darby. So let's talk about group f what are the games in group? If that are playing today. Manchester City is on top of the group. Plan a Manchester City is playing Chuck tart. Yes. Okay. Shocked her who sits at the bottom of the table. So six points for Manchester City, but Shaq tar they had a nice game against Manchester City the last time they played they actually got it was close. Actually, it wasn't on the road. They gotta draw that was a shocking result. Do you think shock star can do it? Again, this time at home. Looking at these odds. Doesn't look like their favorite very much. But you know, anything can happen. They weren't favored at all. And they gotta draw time they played, you know, what a best case scenario is probably a draw. I think a draw for shocked her with they'd be doing backflips with that have been if they could draw them twice. It would just be huge make out session in the middle of the. But I don't know between new between like the fans running onto the field. I can see that you know, anytime there's people around into the pitch and just randomly kiss players. Yeah. Does happen. What does the other game in this group? That's happening today. In the Manchester City green group f in group f in group f we have let me just I think it's a Leone who's sitting in the on the only Hockenheim. Yes, that's a that's a lien has five points off. And I'm as two points. So honestly, this is war game for Leon than is RAF. And well if having Heim needs to win they need to win this game to have a chance to go through their chance will still be slim if they win they'll be even on points with Leone. Have a Manchester City's pacing probably gonna win their game. And we have to teams go. There has to be a second place so often huffing meshach Jerry Stiller in this for sure they just need. They need results. I'm just looking at their goal differential. Also, it's not the sexiest. No, no. But how often I'm can get after it. I wouldn't be surprised that they wanted at all what other games are after we talk about. Do we did discuss group G and we discussed rebate, I think we have been pecan. I yes, been fica Fika. I XE then fica will need a win a minimum of a drug. But I would say they need to win this game to have a chance in advancing because they just lost. I x if I XE wins Byron Munich wins because Byron Munich plays Athens is that right? Yes, if Byron Munich wins, and I ex wins then Feek is done. So then fica needs the win for sure they needed a w a draw. I don't think we'll do it. You're facing zero point team. So I don't think they're going to lose this one and the gorge in the goal differential for Athens is not minus six Athens has done. Ben fica has a chance. But it looks like I asked him buying will be the two teams that advanced. But again, if you can you to run the table, however been fica wins game they could advance there. There's a chance they they're not in the driver's seat. That's for sure they would need some results to go their way, but it's possible. So how about we take a look at where move on from Champions League before we take a break. I want to take a quick look into some other leagues around the world other than the English Premier League, which will be covering in detail. But we look at the Spanish while Lita parcel is in first place twenty four points Real Madrid. They're playing they just got to win. So they might be on the right track with their new coach Laurie. They have seventeen points or seven points behind Barcelona, but there's a of season left. We'll see if they can close the gap. To let it go is in fourth Espanol, surprisingly is in second place in while we was severe behind them. So let it go is fourth. They're usually higher Real Madrid six they're usually much higher differential, is borderline absurd Barcelona's. Yes, seventeen. Yes. In Wooding that five five win against rendering. Espanol has only seven in that in the second the second most I've seen is nine in third place, but you have been clicking. But you know, it's crazy that will you look at the differential. Well, but then you look at the points. It's like start out. How is that possible? It doesn't feel like it should be possible. Yeah. It's not entirely out of reach which is pretty crazy. I want to look at the German Bundesliga where you talk about an interesting season this season. This league has been dominated by Byron Munich. We are seeing barn Munich sitting in third place, twenty points, peruta Dortmund. Twenty four points. Leads the league Peru. Shia machingo outback. Yes, Borussia Moenchengladbach is that fast. They're in second place at twenty points vibe zig fourth a very wide open German Bundesliga, so nice to see it doesn't look Byron will be running away from everyone else. Like, they have been you know, Jeff the last couple of years barn. Munich has won the league with about seven or eight games left. And there's the wire if basically been like the Golden State Warriors of the German league for a while. Yeah. But let's see I said down to the wire condescendingly like down to the wire. But this year, it looks like it won't be that way. It looks look at Italy for a minute Juventus thirty one points. They have not lost their still undefeated in the Syria. But this league is thought that one draw. I wish it was like eleven wins and zero losses euro draws. I feel like that sound better. Even though there. Defeated Inter Milan. Napoli or sitting at twenty five point. I mean look at their all their goal differential absurd. Sixteen fifteen and twelve respectively, and then Milan Wasi, oh, this is a very wide open league. It's fun. And then you feel sorry for the Tina literally has minus one point in the back. Oh, yeah. I didn't know you could get minus one. Yeah. You can if if you do if you get sanctioned for something a minus twenty goal differential yet safe to say they're going to get really it's like them sitting down in the other team just scoring goals on them repeatedly. That is interesting that they are actually thirty two points behind. The school is thirty one points. How does it really made it worse for themselves? Yeah. So last week before we head to break, the French legal one not competitive ever PSG's already eleven points. Thirty four goal differential for PS G take a look at that. Oh, my twelve. Oh, and oh, that's what I'm talking about. I love the church in Italy, though. The lowest team has seven points in the French league. I was I was hoping for like minus seven, but okay. So PSG has thirty six points Juventus and nearly has thirty one yet Juventus has the bigger gap from I last so that's an interesting. That's absurd. Interesting. Thirty four goal differential is be most absurd statistic I've ever seen thirty. Yes. So we're seeing. Some I mean other than the French league. We're seeing some really good competition beyond the Champions League in the domestic leagues. A lot of teams. 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Furred saves the day saves shows as Marino as Manchester United get crucial crucial win on the road ninety second is about as close as you can get. Yeah. I think the most notable game from last week. And it was arsenal Liverpool are. Yep. They're both very even teams will not even but they're both very talented teams in there always top notch. And they tied in a well, maybe they are even in their up. Now, I say it was interesting because we knew that Liverpool is really good arsenal had been on a really good run. But we wanted to see how they would do against some of the. The bigger clubs. Well, a tie against Liverpool is very impressive arsenal is a very impressive team onset arsenal. The guy that scored their goal. Also got a yellow card in the next minute. He got yo card for celebrating. Oh is that what happened? Okay. Because I I must have missed that. I I'm looking at the recap at the moment. I didn't know if that was what did he do? Think you took his shirt off. Oh, oh, that's why you got. I saw them. Like, I thought it was common. Like, that's an infamous thing. Yeah. It is. But you get a yellow card. That's pretty that's pretty weak, so liver pool. They have now tied and then they just lost a red stars. So they're looking to get there looking pretty sloppy. We saw we we saw wolves lose to Tottenham in a game where what was really took it to Tottenham, but they went down three nil. But they almost came back. They did get a goal a good goal. Disallowed by offside, which was a bad. Call after the replay showed the player was clearly onside he committed five off size. The wolves did which they kind of beat them. One of them was wrong for sure. But it was a good goal. And then after the balls in the back of the net, they call it. So it wouldn't change. It would have been a good goal, but they will lose three two to Tottenham wins possession. The percentage on their possession was insanely close. Forty eight percent to fifty two percent Tottenham. Yeah. And then the shots on goal. I mean, you look wolves miss a bunch of chances sixteen shots to ten. I mean, it's. Again, I had an opportunity to win this game. Yeah. Wolves have been impressive. So far. I still think they'll be in the top ten at seasons in their new team there promoted team, but they play they take it to the big teams. They do not back off. They have tied city. They have tied Manchester United, and they have narrowly lost the Tottenham they play arsenal this week. That's a big big game. What about Leicester City in what my favorite game of the week was Leicester City. We talked about it last time, Jeff who Leicester City went through that terrible tragedy. Their owner dies. Right helicopter, accident Damara gray scores a goal and the second half of this game. He takes his shirt off. He has an undershirt. Commemorating vis shy the owner that did pass away. It was an awesome moment. We saw maybe they shouldn't give them in a yellow car. I know that's the role. But maybe that one slide right? What was nice to see is in that game in the other games around the English from early. We saw what attributes for for the former chairman of LeicesteR we saw moments of silence. We saw them all wearing the red flower patch on their jersey to commemorate his life and his legacy. It was super cool to see I'm happy to see that they won. But you could see when when they scored you knew something was gonna happen. You just knew that there'd be some sort of display of remembrance for for him. And it was awesome to see. It was awesome to see. It's been a tough week for Wester city and their fans Toby for everybody really in this world of soccer. So it was it was incredible to see kind of the outpour of love and respect. We saw a former player of Leicester City score a goal Riyadh Mahrez last week. And then we saw I mean, it's crazy. We see Demari gray score the school K memory his life, but moving on Everton very impressive win forever. Ten rashard. We son scores twice. He's on. He's on fire forever. Ten as a beat Brighton. They knock them three one. Just as solid win. They just continue Everton is sending. They're looking good right now Newcastle. United in the upset of the week. They were playing a Wofford team. That's been hot a walk for team. That's been surprising Newcastle had not one what guess what Jeff that streak has no more. They win against Wofford. One nil. Very surprising result. Yes. In the sixty five in the Sixers press scored that goal. And they just they were just playing defense threats the game. They were just like, okay. We got a hold this one go we got there's one goal. Just keep them from stopping us. Keep them from scoring on us Peres with is heavily gelled hair. Got his head on the ball. She'll heavily jailed hair got a got his head on the ball. It'd be stuck on his head at one point game. Jeld it in the back of the net. So Jaylen like a felon? Remember those commercials. I do. Yes. The tabs. Yes. Yes. So that was a big a big win for Newcastle. They get a win. I'm sure they're fans have breathing a sigh of relief there West Ham United. They put a hammering and I say hammering because they're the hammers West Ham hammers they beat Burnley four, and that's an easy name to name your team outta the hammers four to very wide open game. We saw I think four goals in the second half. It was just back and forth back and forth. But flu, pay Anderson. He gets to goes and Mexican international havi or teacher Rita. Hernandez. Beck on the scoresheet for wasting what? Okay. You gotta say that name again how year? Okay. Nickname teacher eat. Okay. I thought you're saying is higher name. Okay. I didn't know that was his nickname. I apologize. But I'm like my Lord. Did you eat though? That's a that's a long name. I thought that was at one point. Yeah. His dad was Charro and he's teach at ITO so adorable. He he scores. He gets on the scoresheet four to West Ham on the kind of garbage goal though. It was injuried time. But he scores. So he'll be happy. He doesn't care. He's a he's a goal. Score sunday. We saw Manchester City straight up demolish Southampton. It was to- one. It was never more. And then there was an unnecessary. Ninetieth minute ninety first minute goal by Shane Lee, ROY Saana, excuse me. And then sternly had two goals himself back to not really back to back. But it was forty. It was at the forty fifth minute and a half. And then he went to th minute eastward again or nil at halftime. It was never close. Southampton is struggling now. It was it was four one. Halftime. Yes. For one excuse me. Four goals scored they had up there. One goal was a penalty. Sorry, cities many times. I totally blank that Danny insect. I think everyone else blinked too. But it was it was it was a worthless penalty. Yes. So six one city's making it look, easy sometimes. And we'll preview that game at the weekend for them coming up but the other game on Sunday. Crystal Palace loses to Chelsea three one. Chelsea back on track Chris Palestine mall. Same old for them as they cannot be a better team a bigger team Alvarez Murata. He scores twice. He gets back on track. He's been struggling to find his form for Chelsea. So maybe this was a game. Maybe the slump BUSTER type game for him or he he scores. Two goals against us confidence. We'll see how he go. How he does moving forward. So monday. Of course, the last game was Huddersfield town beating Fulham that was the last game of the weekend. It was a big game as two teams at the bottom of the table. Hundreds gets a win. Now every team in the English Premier League has won a game. We came into the game with two teams without a win Newcastle in Huddersfield and all of a sudden can't Granville them. They have moved up in the table Cardiff and Fulham are now at the bottom. But. Jeff. We gotta talk about it this weekend. This week. We're going this Sunday. Sundays Sundays at eight thirty A M Pacific standard time. Eight thirty A Pacific to Manchester City in Manchester United in the Manchester Darby. Woo I'm excited. It is at Manchester City stadium, the hod, it's get it'd be loud. A lot of people are expecting a man city win in this game. They think that should be home field advantage. Pretty easy. Yeah. I don't feel but it'll be pretty even crowd. I mean, it's the same city. So it'll be it'll be a lot of the United. But, but it's one of those things where it's like if you had a one St. I'm usually more of that fan base goes there. Right. They get more tickets. Yeah. For sure. Well, they should if they don't then it's like, you're the Los Angeles chargers. So what do you expect in this game? Do you think man city will we'll crush them little looking at this? They're the stats this season. Manchester City does have twenty nine point two Manchester United's twenty but the goal differential is when I'm looking at the mainly United. Yeah. United twenty nine zero for unite and chess United's one one. Yeah. Dad is a huge factor differential twenty nine. So it's twenty eight difference. That's a huge factor. I feel like that should be played in this. Absolutely. However, I do want to point out that last year, Manchester United beat Manchester City when it looked like it was the same sort of situation where it was oh, this city is going to cruise Josie Marino can be very maddening coach for Manchester. United people can say that he does his teams don't attack enough. But if there's one thing that he's good at it's getting up for big games and getting his team up for big games. Getting big results as we know that he has three Champions League championships. He has three trophies on his own coaching three different clubs. So with that being said, I would not be shocking. If United showed up for this game and got a result whether a win or a draw. Is it doesn't look like you said you mentioned the stats and the stats all say city is gonna win this game. It says ninety close it shows me like three zero like those stats say at least off winning. They're starting to skim off with a goal in their hot right now. And they're hot they scored six goals in a game. Like, they're firing, you know, but and the guys on that team is pretty attractive too. But. No, you said the team was how I was like a pretty attractive? I would say sorry. I was thinking about I was going to say next. And that is that Manchester City. It just seems like it will be a walk in the park. But well, it's one of those games that just brings out the best teams in the classic. He executives a rivalry game. And as we know in rivalries, you kind of have to throw the records out the window. You kind of have to throw what happened before the one because it's purser. Yes. Very emotional. These teams eight each other. They know each other very well. They are in the same city. They go out to the nightclubs they run a new like this happens. So with that being said that'd be so awkward would that being said it's going to be a tough game. I do think city will win if I'm being honest. But I think it'll be a close game. I think to one Manchester City wins. Arsenal wolves is a good game though. Same both eight thirty. That's another really tough game. I know that mostly attention will be on the city United game as that's the game that NBC we'll have on but wolves and arsenal woes of OSs three straight. But again, they played Todd. I'm very strongly ourselves coming off a big draw against Liverpool. It might be time that we start considering wolves to be one of the next tier teams like not in the top six between six to eight seven to nine that kind of ran for you. All's guess other notable gains Liverpool Fulham, unfortunately for Fulham. They're probably running into a buzzsaw because Liverpool's going to be upset. We used to make a statement in Fulham's taken that statement in gives up so many goals. It's incredible. So I expect a expect a four to five goal win. Chelsea Everton is a good game as both teams are playing super good lately. Not lately, but pretty much all season to gain ten shots as Chelsea's right behind city and two teams that are in the top ten both teams coming off a strong games. It's an interesting game is so hard at pick. Here. It is at Stamford Bridge, which gives Chelsea the advantage. But I see some goals in this game. I think we'll see like to to something like that. I think that's what we should be expecting. But Saturday, of course, we're talking about the Sunday game Saturday, Crystal Palace and Tottenham watt. I in Southampton New castle and born. I mean, you're looking at for me. I see Brighton beating Cardiff I see West Ham being Huddersfield. I see Lester being Burnley. I see born with beating Newcastle. The Wofford over Southampton. They'll get back on track taught him over palace for sure. But yeah, there's some really good games or no Monday that game this week, unfortunately. But man, some really cracking matchups for this weekend. But the Manchester Darby sticks out on Monday night game. No, they they do sometimes. But this week. There's no Monday game. I think it's because a testing out. No, I think it's because they're going on international break after this. I forgot about that. So like they if a team has planned Monday like they get one less day to travel on like goes to the nationals. And that's that's far flights for most of them. Yeah. I mean, all of these players, you know, they play in different parts of Europe or South America. Like it really is far for them or for one player United States. Absolutely. So we'll take a quick break. We come back. We'll wrap things up and soccer. We have some notable news around in the United States in the MLS. Also in the US cells second division in United States will do that. When we return. Hey, sports fans football season's here. And it's time to get in on the action. With my bookie. Mybookie is the industry leading sports betting website that offers real Vegas odds on football baseball, and all your favorite sporting events. You can take a side the total or even fantasy points props. My bookie lets you bet online and wind did the game already kickoff. Don't sweat it. My bookie has in game live betting on every major league. Andy vent, even east sports. There's no better time to join my bookie then today. Go to my bookie to open an account and start winning use promo code champion when you register for your account and get a one hundred percent sign up bonus up to one thousand dollars on your first deposit bet today. 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So Jeff if you like us here, you'll like us anywhere will they hopefully hopefully, I mean take us a small doses. I mean, listen to us talk for a couple of hours might make you insane. I would say so but still I mean, we'd probably we need the publicity. Yes. So I wanna talk about a little bit. Some other news. We're talking about the neymar in the referee. I wanted to talk about saw Tun. He's open to staying in the MLS. He's open to staying. He says he'll stay LA meets his wishes in his demands. He said there are simple things. He says he has interest in from other clubs in Europe, which I'm sure that he does. He says his priority is playing for the galaxy. They have wishes I wishes, but he's optimistic on the shooting star in the galaxy think he's once he says, I have some wishes and demand which are simple things like money taking out money Eminem's in the bowl or something. Like that are there. That's that's the peanuts though. That's the peanut style. Yeah. I don't think they're actually just plain old yellow taken the yellows. I'm more of a skill guy though, taking the blue skittles out or something like, what do you think is still not real down, and then trying to shoals pack. Yes. So we'll see if he stays I thought that he was a really awesome addition for the club. He scored a couple of memorable goals, including his debut where he brought the galaxy back. He had incredible like forty five yard goal in that game coming off the bench, but should be kit or the galaxy didn't make the playoffs in them last which is really unfortunate because we didn't get to see playoffs a lot. Everybody would have liked to see playoffs. I guess I wonder what? His goal was. I mean their last game this season they lost. Yeah. They lost to be knocked out. So. It didn't go well for them, unfortunately. But I would love to see him. Stay. I think he was a good fit this week in the second division before jumping in the playoffs. The US sell the second vision the United soccer league here in the United States. The final between Louisville city against Phoenix rising Phoenix rising. We'd name by the way. Thanks rising is drug was club. He is part owner of the team. So as diplo the DJ, but Diddy deroga-, he's a player owner. He's forty years old. This is supposedly his last season in professional soccer. He scores a goal in the semi-final game in the Western Conference championship game. He sends Phoenix of the final. So our we'll be checking that out. I game is tomorrow. If you are interested is on ESPN two. I believe eight o'clock eastern time, five o'clock Pacific time. So if you wanna see DA drop a play in the United States, maybe his last game ever, take a look see what you think. So. Moving on. Speaking of the MLS, David Beckham sounds like he may have secured. A stadium deal. And we are waiting to see if that actually will go through. But there is news that a stadium project is closer to happening than it has been before. We know there's been a lot of struggles with him securing the space and everything that comes with the politics and in getting a new stadium down. There is a lot to do. It's not a done deal, but they are negotiating with the city right now. And they found they found a fifty acre public park. So they're negotiating with how to buy that land. So. News there that will be up with an yes, we are currently in the Major League Soccer playoffs. Seattle. Sounders and Portland timbers will face off tonight. Is the second leg this match with Portland up two one on aggregate. So the winner will advance onto the Western Conference final. So interesting match of sporting Kansas City, real Salt Lake we'll play tomorrow or excuse me. They will play on Sunday win a United in New York City wall. So play in red bulls and Columbus Crew so interesting time in the molasses we are getting near the end. We'll see which teams advance next podcast. We do. We'll have a clear picture of who may be holding the Cup at the end of the season. Let's give you going to be filled with. Probably alcohol, probably beer or champagne. I love when they do that. That's clever thing you got anything else that you want to add soccer news around the world. Just tell everybody involved like for the next couple of games. Like you were saying like the Sounders timbers are playing, and it's gonna be very exciting time. And you know, if I had to make a prediction who's going to win the Cup for an molasses. I'm gonna go out on lemon pick the red bulls on this one. Yeah. Red bull's eye say a United because they're they're they're great team. Citing team we we had to pick different teams. Yeah. I'd say the United. But I know I picked the obvious team in the red bulls. I mean, the best team in the league with seventy one points, but I know land. I know land the United's right behind them at sixty nine point. So yeah. Attacking style of play checkout at Lenny United day of some great attacking plants. But if you if you look at both their goal differentials at both in the twenty six and twenty nine respectively. So we the. The best teams in the Eastern Conference probably in the whole league, actually. But. It's like one of those things where like especially in American sports were one conferences superior to the other and the playoffs are our home in a way. But then the finals of final. Yeah. It's just a one game. So, yeah, if you're comparing the west the best team in western like sporting Kansas City, they have sixty two points. That's the best team. And there's two teams in the eastern that are way above them. It just shows. Maybe the eastern is better than the west. I think that's it. When we come back tomorrow or next week not tomorrow next week. We'll have a clear picture of the us. LS? 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Caught Offside: Staring into the abyss

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Caught Offside: Staring into the abyss

"Caught offside with andrew. Gummy and jj davani. Oh yes off-side york city apartment in brooklyn is only. Jj what's up. Hello andrew spring his growing. It's a beautiful day going to get up to sixty today. I believe you're listening to weather. Chaff on caught off site. No but this is big sixty. Yeah i maybe not today but across across the week i think we're gonna we're gonna hit sixty at some point which we haven't seen in a while. Now that's fantastic. That's that's the kind of news i love to hear. I'll listen to this weather chat podcast anytime more. News like that What a podcast soccer podcast that we have forty coming up here today. There's a lot to get to on this one Obviously a lot happened in the primarily over the weekend and into monday. We'll discuss all of that. We have i've taken out multiple. Worry amador's For christian pulisic and bail back honors for. Just how back gareth bale is. It will measure up on those things and see where where we rate Let's see the manchester darby. Of course we'll get to that. Liverpool is is in the moment right now. Jj that. I think you'll want to address or not address. I guess we'll see mailbag red cards meta the matches. The big one is a huge one. I i i just get so excited about these podcasts. Now dave being absolutely massive during this pandemic and i look forward to this every week andrew. I i can't wait to get back into the studio nanda. Jostle you a jostle me like my older brother. Noel like steve. Bruce matt ritchie. Which we'll get to later was jostling last week. We just missed it for our podcast. There was there was some training ground. Ructions andrew and i wanna talk about them but you are right. Though that i mean i i wanna say it feels the pandemic. It's i'm so over it. And had i mean obviously we all have been basically. We're coming up on one year right. I essentially view. This thursday is march eleventh. And for me. I kind of view that as like everything before march eleventh twenty twenty normal and everything after march eleventh twenty twenty was not one year this thursday. I'm about to reach my one year anniversary. Where i well at this point. Now if i'm tracking correctly tracking and tracing my mind i had covid was was was incubating inside of me last year. Which is a lovely thought for this time. Yeah yeah so. I had it about roughly because other people at the at the event where i believe i got it got it got it badly so i feel very very lucky right but it. Yeah it's around about a year. And i lost my sense of taste and smell. Some people would say never had that sense of taste. Is it back by the way i haven't asked. Yeah it's fully back but it took away. That was the middle of summer before everything was hundred percent back last the middle of last summer and Yeah it was around this time saint patrick's day last year. I stopped being able to taste. Things zubeir tweeted out anybody else like a covert can't taste or smell things and i went. Oh it's funny. Because he re rudy gobert the jazz. Like i feel like he's treated as though he's patient zero because it's kind of his positive tests that just it's funny how i can't tell if that incident in that basketball game i view that as the delineation point of when the virus really took off do i just view it that way because i'm so sports centric but so you don't think march eleventh like the. Is it just a coincidence. That most people view march eleventh as like d day in corona viruses impact in the united states. And that was the night that that basketball incident occurred. I don't know maybe it's all just a concoction in my own head. I don't know. I go by the time december the day before patchy stay where i was gonna have a canned guinness on. Couldn't taste it so it was all just so surreal. What people are thinking how scared people were how long people thought they'd be working out of their house. I remember people saying know month two months and then yeah okay. Andrew are stuff. We've moved studio. Santo are stuffing box. We saw by. Actually yeah i boxed it all up and It's been moved into the new caught. Offside towers which i must say are not really as good as the old caught side out. So i'm not gonna lie. I'm not gonna lie but one day just to see just to be in there again and and do a show with you. Live in person it. It will be nice. But let's get into this show right now. My friend and let's start in manchester with manchester derby over the weekend and only once again getting one over pep and once again like seemingly this the only coaster ride continues as you know. Manchester never had these these down moments and then they just come back with reckless abandon and that is the case once again is It is only piercing peps armor as he has been known to do over the last couple of years. Can i begin with a meaty staff a staff. That's going to sustain you throughout this week. Andrew one among the sixty seven managers pep guardiola has faced more than three times across all competitions as top-flight boss. Only going to stall shower is the only one to have beaten the spaniard. The spine your four more often than he has lost to guardiola three. So he's beat like guardiola in all his match-ups is ahead except against ole gunnar solitaire studs. Pretty pretty amazing. It's amazing and it's just more proof of how only continues to do just enough to always keep his head above water. Yeah like he has just enough of those kinds of statistics that make you think okay. Well let's let's keep going with this guy but this was incredible but this one has significance beyond manchester united it. It has significance for manchester city because they've manchester city. It'd be receiving something of a car nation over the last few weeks i know entering the most important phase of the season on the domestic front and the european front only is the one that has told the europe in how booming voice. This team has a glass jaw. This team you can get them. Yeah i i suppose i mean maybe it sends that message or maybe it was just one bad day for manchester city. They they weren't gonna win every game the rest of the season right. I mean we started to think that maybe that was possible. But that's probably unfair expectation. It's just go ahead. i know. I think it's worth. It's worth noting that the game started in a fashion united got on the front foot saw early and the game started in a way that you wonder if gabriel his zeus. Doesn't do what he does. Maybe i mean maybe this game pans out different is no maybe about. It would pan out differently for sure. Gabrielle jesus was he can. He tackled anthony marcial. He shouldn't even have been in zone. Andrew there were four defenders between marcial and the goal was moving across there was there was no reason for gabriel j zoos to embody one of the great pop culture characters over time. And let's have a listen to what that moment sounded like as gabrielle. Jesus interjected in the game on for better than we usually do And we got it just right in so yeah gabrielle jesuits went full leroy jianghuai. Did he do it. I've no idea he's the wrong side. There's just no danger. I think. I think he if i'm if i'm correct in the lead up to the golden lose a throw in or did he did. He was he what was it was like forty seconds into the game maybe quickly dispossessed and and you know that russia blow to the head i gotta get the ball back at gutter redeem this minor minor and that changed the whole complexion because like all they're gonna soldier and his pre-game comments said how he's going to counterattack. Because you're not gonna see that much a ball against manchester city. And he did exactly that. But what city did. Zeus laid out was was perfect for united. Listen guys you're gonna to get a goal so early that it means. You don't have to do the things you're not good at. And what are the things united aren't good at. They're not good at pretty much. Anyone taking control of the game and going after the opposition like being the one that's on the front foot so city put them on the front foot they give them this start and united. The game plan was perfect to exit executed excellently. They added a second goal should of third when they did win the ball back. Marceca was brilliant. Upfront you know. It's not just that city. Were handed them this. This amazing opportunity to take the game in the direction they wanted to. You know you were good too. Yeah although i will say this you say. Take the game in the direction. They wanted to when united scored that early and now hindsight is what it is we saw at city. We're just off on the day And some credit to the united of course as well when city go down a goal so early. There was part of me that kind of thought. Oh like okay this. They've been poked now in this game in a way that they haven't been in a while and i was excited to see how they would respond as a neutral. I thought that game would open up. You know we've had concerns about manchester united's defending points throughout the course of the season and city are in this great yarmouth themselves and i kinda thought. Okay that's an early goal. City are going to be forced to plan the front foot. Now this could we could be in for a three to four to kinda game and that for manchester city it just for whatever reason never materialized. I want to just stop you there for a second. When are we concerned about. United's defending really. We're we're concerned about united defending when they're lindelof. Maguire like twenty five yards from goal are wamba. Soccer is twenty yards from goal. Not when they're you know sat in on the eighteen compaq tight to banks like the nbc coverage was very good at halftime where they showed bruno fernandez best first-half moments and what were they they were screening sitting right in and screening it. Wasn't you know great play. Our great inventiveness do that in the second half. We felt it was more sitting screen. Defend the last place. I want hari. Mcguire reports are are victim to lava. Or whoever you any united defender you put in there. In the center center by position is far from the goal is up the field so when they get to sit in. Now what do you do. You still have to defend and they defended but more than that for me andrew. They took their opportunities. They got two left. Like luke shaw dominated down that left hand side in a way. I don't think pep guardiola was ready for. And he found on the second goal to soft center. The manchester city midfield. So you got to give credit united for what they did. I the best thing i can say about united was when they did get the ball back off city and they countered they look dangerous and that is that is great credit to them. Because you know this is manchester city. And you're not gonna have the the ball very much at all and when you do have it you have to make account and really good game marcie. Out hot. he should admit it three yes. You're absolutely right. Only star became the first manager of manchester united history to win each of the first three road. Manchester darby's all competitions The club itself has won three straight road manchester darby's and all competitions for the first time since a streak of four between ninety three and two thousand. Oli that kind of leads to this question that i wanted to ask you about this kind of weird year that it's been for manchester united and i know where they sit on the table. It's it's a nice spot to be in of course not necessarily manchester united. Want to be but second in the table behind a really good city side for most teams is ideal. And i guess the one question is with regards to the united. Should they be better than they are. Everybody knows phen- on this and the answer is yes. They should be better than they are. But i'm gonna. I'm gonna take a backseat on this one. So many is basically on the same mindset as me on the same page as and i'm going to let their words speak for me because this is i white field. I was reading matthew stafford on football three six five. This is it manchester. United have shown they can take four point zero to six games ago. Excuse me four points. Four points out of six against the best team in the land this season but their title challenge was undone by the lack of a coherent plan to break down deeper defenses despite every single fan identifying that as an issue dot is the issue as one of the reasons pep. Guardiola will be absolutely annoyed about what happened the weekend. Look at the run of games came in on you know. United weren't firing on all of a sudden draw points to west brom sheffield united. No with palace right before this. Yeah they had been pretty poor. Yeah they'd be they'd been really poor and and for me and i think it's what matthews alluding to it's not a boat united being able to beat a city or put in a performance that can beat a top site. Because we know they can do that. It's a boat beating the other side's it's about being on the front foot and when you're told to go and play. Can they be inventive creative enough to do that. And that's the hard part i think i. I think if anything this season the showing us defending deepen a little block. Is the easier part of organizing football team attacking the harder part. Yeah you know. It's funny because so much is made. Jj of manchester united struggles against the other big six now granted. They've had success against manchester city. Oddly enough but against the other one's not only do they not win but they don't score goals. Then they'll know what chelsea the thrashing they got at home against tottenham so much made those because those are the glamour fixtures. But let's be honest if they had just if they had done that if all of those performances against other big six sides had remained the same and they had just taken care of business against the teams that they should be beating. They'd might be right in this race with city. Maybe not in. I but at least we'd have reason to be interested That'd be i i believe. I think it was in the same piece that matthew wrote. Debbie appoint off the just a point off if they'd if they'd done their business against the d. smaller sites. Louis van hal popped into my head remember last season. He took issue account. Remember how it came about what he took shots at soldier for something that was sade and i don't know if he took shots but he said essentially social is a defensive manager and that he wants to play on the counter-attack all the time and i think that is not as one of the problems as well for united. Because what do you do against you know. Look at west brom. What do you do against the site. That's not going to have the bowl. You've got to be creative. And that's the big issue for me. What only gonna share and it always has been is can he do the tactical work the patterns of play all the things in the final third. That jurgen klopp was able to do the thus that thomas is able to do that. All the top managers nato's men are able to do. Is that within them. Kenny create that manchester united attack. Because it's not good enough to say what he's been saying all along. We're going to get back to first principles. We're going to do what's her. Alex ferguson's teams did counterattacking side. That was you know. Quick down the wings. Quick through the center. I mean that is true. But alex ferguson's teams also dominated the ball past the ball on we're able to create in a number of different ways and and that's the challenge for solitaire now otherwise andrew. We will be looking at because he's not going anywhere. Next season will be exactly the same as this season if he can't figure that part of the game out. Well we'll see. I mean look from last season to this season they are. They are twelve points ahead of where they were a year ago at this time which is something remember. They were top of the table in january. Which it's amazing that we're just kind of roughly two months on from that and they're out of the title race. Yeah so it. It happened quickly and like we said it happened because they weren't able to perform against the lower sides in the table and last bit for me on on manchester united. They do have good names in attack. But you are right in that. It doesn't seem that they're able to get the most out of them now. I personally i still don't know. Is that also shire. Is that some just like these guys not performing up to the level that they should be mark ogden points out marcial. Radford mason greenwood and the edison kabbani have just thirty six goals between the season. he he goes on to say. If erling haaland harry qena robert levin dossier was in the squad. Many of those draws and defeats could have been turned into victories. Yeah true. I see that i see that point. I take that point but look at united second goal andrew. It's a piece of individualism. I on henderson's part to a good throw out which allows luke short step into the ball and suddenly get in behind united's defence. Our city's defense. That's that's not. That's not like some intricate pattern of play where someone drops deep gets on the ball and sets things in motion. That was a brilliant piece of individualism from luke. Shaw and so what i guess. What united really need is a more coherent attacking plan. And i'll keep saying that last bit on this game related but it was just the most to know. Jj is to know what you were gonna get in this poll. I saw you put up a poll before the game about the The greatest manchester bands of all time. Yes and you had new order. The smiths the stone roses and happy mondays. Yeah i was a little puzzled. I thought doesn't feel like we're seeing feels like one is missing yup for sure And then i look at some of the comments. Jay wolfe commented on twitter. Wow not even putting on the list at natron. Nineteen eighty-one wrote on asked. If you were trying to start a fight with gallagher. I mean it was and then like after i saw those comments i was like. Yeah this is this is. Jj if they're even if there's a hint of mainstream quality he's gonna disregard them. No that's where we have here. This is mainstream famous. This is the guy who in the before times went to see both gallaher brothers individually under solo tours in new york. So you can't say that. What i'm saying is all those bands that came before oasis. Like you talk about noel. Gallagher's influences you know noel gallagher's main guitar influence was johnny marr of the smiths so all these bands came before a waste is and that means that there does that mean that they're greater than oasis. Like well i only if you're not a for never passed them. If you're asking me which is a better bond marcy in the smits our wastes than i mean. Then we we should first of all. I'm not necessarily saying they had to win the poll. I was surprised that they couldn't even make the list. That's all okay. You know what maybe there was other binds that missed out. James missed out. You know you could put james. James of probably had more commercial success in the united states than a waste his hat. I mean james you go to a bar you. You're likely to hear song by james. What is i'm opening myself up here. There'd be vulnerable. What is a song by james. I'm not familiar. This room isn't by and you'll hear that in every single buyer in america across america. So you know there we go. It's maybe maybe i was being a bit unfair hipster. It's okay it's who you are. And it's why i love you. I'm a hipster. Because i liked this mets unbelievable. Pretty much all right. Let's move on now and let's get sad hipster on the line so liverpool. Jj just. i don't know you talk about beating a dead horse. this is now just like an ongoing theme. This is not just kinda like it doesn't feel like some little bad patch at. They're going to snap out of. I just keep wondering how has this deteriorated so quickly rarely if ever have we seen titled challenges or title teams from a year ago perform this way in their following season. It's this is. This is bizarre. All andrew liverpool are breaking all records absolutely breaking all records but in the wrong way I read this this morning on. espn afc. it's the first time ever put up last six matches in a premier league season. Not good but never mind that. It's the first time they've succumbed to six home defeats in any campaign since nineteen fifty three fifty four when they were relegated after finishing rock bottom of the old first division andrew. I am no longer staring into the abyss right now. Things have changed. There's in the update. I have entered the abyss. I've bought a house in the abyss. I'm getting my post forwarded to the abyss dark thanks to peepshow for that one. I mean the whole form has crumble sense. Big fat sam rolled into town under summer. Twenty-seventh liverpool's six consecutive defeats of come in the space of forty six days. Starting with two one loss against bernie but really the dip in home form started with that woman. Draw west bromwich being And then you see some of the names on the list brighton and fulham nor disrespect but everton preview the previously gone four years and sixty eight home league matches unbeaten before the surprise result against the clarence saw the rot set in and what was once an impenetrable fortress. It's it's unbelievable. This team just looks. I don't know when we'll win. Again is a better question. You name any team right now. And i'd fancy we lose to them. We mainly scored one. What are we scored one goal in twenty seventeen art in two thousand seventeen in two thousand twenty one at anfield. It's hard to fathom And i think it's the strangest part of this because you know we we. We always talk about injuries. And whether or not they're an excuse or reason you know like virtual van dyke all the injuries that they've had to that that single position is huge and had dented their hopes of repeating as champions the season. I think we would have understood that especially with manchester city being in the form that they're in but i do think at a certain point. Injuries are now becoming an excuse. If you're gonna lean on them for liverpool looking this bad. I think we i think liverpool could have under normal circumstances. I guess withstood those injuries and still been a top fourteen. This is something different. This is either fatigue for players had just a frenetic pace over the past few seasons under klopp. this is bad form for players. Like trent alexander. Arnold is an. are you seeing anything. Most solid today. Their stories about maybe. Psg being interested in him. This summer he spoke earlier in the season about Potentially showing interest in moving on and as agent went when he was hooked against chelsea last thursday. His agent tweeted just a full stop. Which was i thought. It was strange that he was chasing the game. That you're klopp. Took them off but okay. Yes has been turned. It just feels like to be to be in the state that they're in right now. It's got to be more than just the injuries. The injuries are a reason for a drop off but not a total collapse and especially against some of the lesser sides in the league and you can talk about injuries. fatigue. I think the total of three to four years of just pure relentlessness under jurgen klopp. And they're all factors. But yeah. I actually think andrew like talk about where we are right now. Okay where we are at this moment and things have a momentum of their own injuries have been the catalyst and the moment that brought us to this point but now there's something new at play like. This team looks to dysfunctional. The system isn't working and the question was whether you're gonna klopp high solutions as he says himself well. He made seven changes to the lineup. I put it made no difference. We saw the same patterns of play. San things were happening to the ball going a white cross going to no one slow build up play. I mean it's just just the wheels of come off and if you look at some of the players look they look not just like physically fatigued but they just mentally exhausted. It's club said last week after chelsea. There's no comparison between the dortmund and fourteen fifteen collapse and liverpool's current situation. I've pushed against that. But are we at a point. Now where this is the end of a uruguayan club cycle. And if you look at minds if you look at dortmund and those examples that this is a manager that hasn't been able to find his way out of this or is it because because right now it feels as if liverpool are just. Let's get to the summer. let's get to the summer. let's get a break. The manager is i won't say resigned. but you know he just. He doesn't seem like he has any answers at the moment. Yeah i would be. I mean. I'm sure there's some of that the idea of. Let's just get to the summer. Part of me. Feels like that might be papering over cracks though and looking pass some some real problems that could be forming with this group of players. Well i know i think. I think it's only a few weeks ago that i did. The jamie caraher list of of minutes played since the seventeen eighteen champions league final. You can't tell me. That's not a factor. That's got to be factor. But how do you address it. No how do you address it in a football club. That has ownership that you nor from boston and i know from liverpool. Don't like spending well certain players will have to go. they'll have to. They'll have to send money out to be willing to spend. So how do you do that in a pandemic where we're there is no. There's very there reduced. Well you yourself have said that. Psg are pandemic. What's peo- if they want to come in and spend a boatload from asala maybe it's i it'll suck to see him go liverpool fans love him. He's been a part of so much success in all time. Great for them but maybe it's time he's talked about leaving if they're gonna spend then maybe it's for the best. It's not even just there. I mean you you are shakira jerry off the top of my head Possibly one of the When album i mean this is This will be an accelerated rebuild. A point at which. We didn't think we were at with the team. Maybe we are at no the The seven changes the klopp made to the side. You know you looked at the lineup and It was just it was almost unrecognizable from what we've known they're consistent. Starting eleven to be. Is that a nod in your mind to going all in on the champions league. I think it might be part of it. But i think it was more freshen. It up minutes gibson became coming back in. I mean keta needs minutes. He needs to play I think it was more to do with trying to find a solution to this. I mean diego's your coming in. She was in for a while Most notably at west ham aware. Then he was out again for a little bit now. He's back in. I think this is more a manager trying to find a way to kickstart a team rather than well. We must save x. or y. for the champions league. I'm sure that's part of it too. Have you I forget which game it was after when you was at southampton you just kind of went for a walk you sorta kinda down you try is that is that what you're doing now like every weekend kind of these games end and you just go for like a walkabout through brooklyn yes so much walking and You know my dad's a huge liverpool fan. So i called him before the games the games happen they feel like they feel like nine inch nails song. Every day is his dissent is exactly the same. Every game is exactly the same and i call my dad after the games because i have nothing to say. What can we say we were just seeing this an all again. It's a great time for people who've hated the last three years of this podcast liverpool being successful. It's it's a great day for them. It really is lots of walking andrew. Walking walking can help. I get my again my ten thousand steps in very easily. That's important bit of breaking news from this morning. Klopp related This is ronin murphy who is goals. German football experts at klopp on replacing yogi lou. Who is on his way. He and it's been announced that he's going to be leaving germany after the euro's yes so of course. The rumor mill went into overdrive and that justifiable. I would say So yogi said No i will not be available. As a potential coach of the german national team in the summer are not yogi. Didn't say this jirga this uragan. Excuse me i will not be available. As a potential coach of the german national team in the summer are after the summer. I have three years left at liverpool. It is simple situation. You sign a contract and you try to stick to that. He couldn't help but not but include the word try. Their try is try. Might be carrying a lot of weight right there. We know how contracts work yes and also north of the border. Something stirring a new king has been given his crown. It look. i mean we're all this we'll get to that we're saying all this with a smile and tug and cheek but like all of these things are happening in the exact like timing that it would need to align to make it all occur. The prophecy has been fulfilled like liverpool struggling under klopp yogi announcing that. He's going to step away from germany while stephen girard has just one title with rangers. It's all happened simultaneously. Like eddie it has. These are facts. Why are you fighting it. I don't know if they're good facts. I don't i don't like just. I think you're worried that you're worried. About what just happened with frank at chelsea and you feel like it's gonna be ha- happen with gerard liverpool no. I'm worried about a rangers manager coming into liverpool an ex liverpool player and destroying a system. That's already been put in place allah graham soon as in nineteen ninety two when i first started supporting this club. I've seen this story before my friend. I don't like how it ends anyway. We should we're way ahead of ourselves here in your cells. All right Let's see we continue now. Jj so i had mentioned topless show that i have two meters that sorta kinda gauge temperature. Where things are at the first one is my pulisic. Worry honor okay. How worried we are with young christian I would say a nine. I'm i already registered concern on on on our twitter yesterday. As is my won't and what you say you have a worry ometer. I have concern counter and the concern counter is opposite worry. Ometer decreasing scale. Zero is full panic. A one is very close to that. And i am at one right now andrew. Can i read you a quote from thomas toco. Of course nizara kestler tweeted this out the chelsea journalist to kill on pulic. It is a bit unfair. But i know what an impact he can. He can have in the last twenty to thirty minutes from the bench. He was unlucky in the last game. It is not a lack of quality or trust. We have another guy like him in emerson who does not play but trans at the highest level. Now he also did. Mention abraham to as another one in that group ooh i. I don't think that's a group you want to be in. I mean what was it. Six months ago he's being handed the number ten jersey and now he's now he's being viewed as he's a tube uses a super sub essentially. I'd forgotten up until maybe a few months ago. That emerson was still at chelsea. You know. I'm not saying that they don't play the same position or whatever but is -peutic no the guy who trans hired grip prior to the squad might give them a few minutes at the end to impact a team. This is not. This is not where you want to be. This is not where he was joined last summer. No he's he's in a place now word feels like it's going to take unfortunately else getting hurt for him to get another chance. And that's that's risky may not happen. It might mean that he doesn't get another chance. And here's the real problem. That i think american fans have to cope with is that we focused so much on the pulitzer angle of chelsea. But like for thomas to go. That's not really that it's not about that. His job isn't to appease the american families. It's the win and they're doing that so there's no there's no real reason. Why does he hit our nation. It's it's a podcast for another day. But like i mean so i looked it up average. Two point three three points per game under two compared to one point five. Three hundred land part. Their unbeaten eleven games since two took over like we can criticize and say this isn't right great player. He should be playing but to a certain extent. The proof is in the pudding. Maybe all those things are true. Pulisic is doesn't change the fact of what we think of him as a player but as long as chelsea continue to win and now i have has finally awoken then. He's not going to get another chance. Unless like i said one of these other guys gets hurt and look at look at the stock of of the teacher's pet mason mount just blossoming and continuing to to put in some really good performances and and his usual high-energy workrate for thomas. Toco so mesa mount off for me. I mean mount was never picture with with old frankie Because they'd established such bond bond of brothers at derby county but now pulic has been kind of left in the shadows and it is bad news. that harvard's is beginning to hit a little bit of form. And yeah the concern. They con- considering counter. Is that one. And the worry honors at nine. And you know the funny thing to you. Know we all kind of misread. The two-goal politic dynamic from their time of borussia dortmund. Because he says in another quote. Maybe kristen's problem is i know from dortmund. How strong he is from the bench. I think he started only in the cup. Game an indiana. That's my responsibility in my fault. So he kind of has this like you know how we all have relatives like. I have a cousin who he's out of college. Now he's a grownup and his aides. The full adult. But he's a cousin that i don't see very often and i saw him a lot when we were little kids. And i was looking back and philadelphia so in my head. He's nine not like whenever my mom says. Oh your cousin. I heard from his mom today. He's doing good. Like i picture a nine year old boy. He's twenty eight. Like i feel like that's where to and are still. Has this image of christian pulisic is like a sixteen year old. And he can't he can't shake that. Yeah and also the worrisome crow called that i read Last week about how. He loved how he was injury as a youngster. When you're absolutely supposed to be injury free and now you can imagine that like we said he's a man in a rush like he could achieve a lot in a short time at chelsea if you think about it right now. They're roaring up the primarily league They are in a very strong position and put themselves in a strong position in the champions league and two has no time for the concerns of some rominger podcast hosts on the east coast of the united states are indeed or indeed for christian pulisic right now this is all about winning and winning quickly challenge. Next week is is going to have to. I think to talk about chelsea without mentioning that. I've got other americans. I'm gonna mention later on in this moment. We go from that meter to my bales back. Auditor which also is at nine. Jj six goals in his last six games. But it's not just that he's finding the back net he's setting up chances like you saw the channel created early against crystal palace where he dribbled through two defenders played in a perfect ball to sun sunshine scored. Let's be honest a free header from about four yards out but it was right at the keeper bail. He's i don't know if it's temporary i. I'm just going to ride this wave because he's he is back. The only reason. I can't go full. Ten is because i kind of want to see him do it against i guess what i deem to be elevated competition. I guess you know depending on who you ask. I would say this sunday in the north london. Darby's you'll get that chance assuming he's gonna play. How could he not right now. So he's back baby and also taking a lot of the credit for him being back. Babies manager is his manager. Who has talked about how waiting and getting him physically. Right was the correct thing to do. Yeah the way. You won't even concede the possibility that that is actually true. Oh no i can. But i will. I would put it down. Even i would put down the former bail. And the form of tottenham general to removing the handbrake. That was on this team. Look at that front four bail. Lucas on can i mean would hoiberg behind it with reggae on the on the left hand side. Even matt dr ds playing. Well yeah you know. He aid he was there. You didn't think he was that good fine. I don't know he was like if i listed my top five standout performer. I would have included him. But whatever that's besides the point. I did want to mention cain because so much well hang on. Hang on before i mentioned. Can you need to acknowledge that. My daughter gets an assist for the cancun. You're sick a wanted to mention. Cain because so much of the attention is on bail right now. Because i think people are just like so by his his resurgence but like cane now fifty five goal contributions to him for him in his fifty one games under marino. And like. I don't know if i if i say this enough about came. Because like the tottenham old heads will have their take and like the cutting edge. Jj hipsters who different. They'll have their take for me. It's simple this. This is the best player that i have seen play for this team in my life on. I don't know that he's the best ever. I mean obviously like you. Jimmy greaves contingent. Maybe there are people who will say glenn hoddle saying that me personally what i have seen like. I don't care about like some of these other guys going quite frankly no like this for me. I'm watching it now and this is this is the guy and i don't really care what anyone else says. And who comes and goes this. This is the guy that i will talk about. When i and an old head and i'm boring. The youths with the days. That i was watching spurs so the goal that he scored his first tottenham third. Wasn't i mean he's he's doing things out there. That other guys who are also of great quality won't try and he doesn't to perfection. He's we're tottenham fans are lucky to have been watching the sky over these last several years but by the way if your objective in the future is to bore people. I think you've made a good start on it with that little moment. I mean right. Yeah andrew he's them. He's brilliant and keep because of the summer ahead of the european championship. Whatever whatever form that's going to take you look at england lund's attack and him spearheading on the players. That are around the english midfield and the english attack. You know you're jaden santros Given your miss and moments just you look at the team in general England are in good shape. Say what are you. What are you driving at here. They were worries me. It worries me here. we go. it's it's the media enthusiasm building behind england once again. It's coming home for a while. It looked like the tournament was coming home. Boris johnson last week said we welcome. We're ready to go. We're going to have if you need. Extra games in england plays come to england. Come and we're also going to bid for the world cup to really just. They're they're in their feelings right now because they really are. There had yeah. They're having a moment right now. Very big cultural moment. Did you watch meghan markle. And i sure did kind of i had the nba all star game on my ipad. My headphones on that but the tv was on the interview. So i was kinda like. I paid just enough attention to know. Exactly what was going on. I thought oprah was excellent. Oh yeah she's great old. You think when we we eventually a sever ties with espn or they get rid of us. We'll sit down with oprah mean you holding hands talking to oprah about how the institution mistreated us. The institution is treated as just fine all right. Let's see what one thing. Outside of england that i wanted to mention that is spain because it looks like we now have a title race after all and tomorrow is going to be a big one except let madrid who have kind of been leaning on these games at hand like they have four games at hand and felt like earlier in the season that finally we'll get wiped away tomorrow when they play bill bell. So this is that this is it andrew. I'm not saying this is the league. But this is the biggest game of the season right now for for at letty with two wins and five so i mean they're not a bad side but they're in the copay final against lonzo. This is so big. it's it's enormous and especially with with barcelona getting a little bit of wind under their sales more than a. I'd say more than a little An a messy like it's it's the other than obviously the the. I can't call what happened in the champions league. A blip on the radar barcelona. I think you know they pride themselves on what they do in europe so that's more than a blip that was that was truly damaging to how the season will be judge but in terms of the league. It's like i almost have to wonder who you. Who is the favourite to win this league now. I wish i had like the actual betting odds in front of me. Well i can tell you right now. That well let's go to five thirty eight. The number bods So right now. They have barcelona with an sba of ninety. One point two points to win laliga five percent athleti are in second with forty one persona so barcelona is now viewed by many as the favourite. That's amazing marginally so but still for where they were. i mean this was a runaway for athletico madrid. Not so long ago. Here's what i feel about it. If at letty don't win tomorrow. Barcelona will go on and win this thing. That's how i feel. And i mean we shouldn't overlook the fact that real madrid are now back in it after getting a draw over the weekend against athletico madrid in a game. Where they they thought. They should've won on a controversial handball. That was called and then overturned. I think if you recession the former the three sides though andrew and out of the no says the form of barcelona versus rail in madrid from why would for me right now. Barcelona or form of the three. I think so. And now they've elected a new president enjoying laporta who was the former president. Now he's back and he'll have an interesting rain ahead of him because barcelona he enters a time where obviously they have enormous debt which we'd spoken about and they have to figure out a way to clear that up and they have this messy situation where laporta was basically running on a on. A platform of vote for me is of for bessie And so like now. He's one and he'll have to fulfill that promise. So does he like in a time when barcelona have all the debt that they had does he have to still open up the checkbook and give messy whatever he wants to remain to fulfill that promise or if essy's to leave can say look we tried. We were willing to give him whatever he wanted but he's decided to try something different night. There's nothing i can do about that. It's what he wants so it'll be interesting to see what happens but the way messy is playing right now i i could see why they'd want him back. And why laporta chose that as as a platform to run on a grim hunter as audi financial problems for laporta that. He's facing the portuguese now. The man charged with steering barcelona away from their calamitous. One point three billion dollar global debt paying or delaying the short term debts of some seven hundred and fifty million euros. Eight hundred ninety million dollars on doing it. While simultaneously renewing the expensive contracts of umbrella On also buying clutch four or five top talents including his dream ticket of earning holland and also bowl convincing and paying messy to stay I mean at a certain point. How can you do all these things. Yeah well what graham says. Everyone should read the piece because he goes into some great detail. He says that the porta impossible isn't a word in his his vocabulary and Dot he cares people to call them that he's going to go basically into kind of financial refinancing situation as regards the debt. And he's probably graham said he'd be shocked if he hasn't begun that process already by the way in that in that piece. Graham also lays out some amazing stories that kind of paint a picture of the guy that laporta is. Did you read through those. I didn't get to those yet. I'm in the middle of he tells a story. I laporta was was serving his time in the military for in spain and near the near the end of his time his mandatory time serving he went awol to take a a woman. I think to egypt. But i guess he was so beloved by other members of his In in the military that when like when they have to line up in the mornings and everybody would have to say if they were present other guys would just shout present in different voices for when reports. His name was mentioned when he came back from his trip awol he was expecting to be reprimanded and all this trouble and they didn't even know he was gone so he just slid back in that search and other stories about that that show. What interesting guy He is it's see and he was the guy that promoted pep guardiola so he has an aura amongst the barcelona. Socio about kind of having a feel for what the club needs. We'll just his initial tenure. From three. to twenty ten is sort of like that was barcelona's rise back to prominence on on a global stage with ronaldinho and like you said messy and pet guardiola emerging. So i think it ended in an ugly fashion for him but here is back again. Back again indeed Can i just say a couple of things before we go to the break. Well we gotta mailbox back next what we do indeed yes. Can i just talk about So i sat down and watched dormant. Don't under the deter. Oh say they did. It did it. I actually watched leipzig in freiburg and not to alarm myself. But i did alarm myself. Light stig removing the ball it was very snappy it was one torch the third goal by force berg was brilliant and now i am deeply deeply concerned about liverpool's game this week against against leipzig in the champions league. I feel that is an over and the away but technically at home so away goals count in budapest again for this game so they've gone back to budapest for this one Also to notes from. Us players jar sergeants header for vertebrae man. What a what. An excellent goal was and more difficult header than it actually looked a it was a pinpoint cross and darryl de que. Jj he's we're talking about guys who are having moments right now. He's having one. We'll absolute belter for barnsley to continue their Their really good form in the championship. I tweeted out when i saw the goal Tweeted at the barnsley account belt. Her from decay into roof of technet. Because that's the way they speak speaking york share and of course barnsley liked the tweet. There you go. there's affirmation that you need. I need that all the time. That i am on top of my culture. Net andrew googling now also. I think tyler boyd scored over the weekend. A lot of americans playing well. So striker position andrew. I'm not worried about not worried. You wonder if it might just be the kind of thing where like okay. Like england right now. We talk about hurricane. They kind of just generally know when euros roll around. Kane will be striker when it's world cup it'll be a we're just going to be one of those countries where it'll just be depending on form like we can't necessarily say a blanket statement of who are striker is just like whoever's in that good form at any given moment would just ride that hot hand and we have just kind of have to live like that we've potentially potentially because he declared for us so i won't speak too much about. We've potentially the top scorer in switzerland. Two young boys berne and we need that particular player needs to declare for us now fleas. But yeah. I don't think we're gonna be stuck is what i'm saying. Good stuff i'm gonna remember. You said that there will inevitably be another moment when we say god. I wish we just had a competent striker. Not i'm going to remember that you said that all right here we go mail back. Jj the mailbag andrew. Coffee pot gmail.com. That's the snail. Mail caught off site. Espn on instagram. And at your soccer on twitter First one is just after baio go to mention last week. In last week's podcast our listeners alerted us to this trailer that dropping for baggio the divine ponytail what an age twenty six on net flicks a dramatization of life. It appears to be from the trailer and the in game. How shall i put this. The in game footage the recreated in game footage looks really good. It looks really good like digitally. I don't know yet because the trailer but but the shops like they shall not grow old type stuff. I'd be that would be on believable. But i'm really excited about this. I have one quibble. It appears from the trailer that the nets representing the d. goal nets usa and ninety four. Which were the most Pillowy and What's the word bella. We goal nets. they were enormous. The ball never wants the ball went in stayed in. You'll remember was it a. It's like the nets mirrored the style of clothing in the united states in that time just very baggy and loose. Yeah it's like. I often notice when you buy a shirt over here. It they're much they're much less fitted than they are in europe are much more like a parachute really and the nets murdered style in ninety four. The nets aren't like this for the baio documentary. Which is i look forward to it for money reasons but also i really hope they show italy's first game loss in that world cup to the republic of ireland where badger spent most of his time inside the pocket of paul mcgrath. But that's may twenty may twenty six on net flicks tobias netflix. Come through again men. Palay doc the anelka dot before that gio. I mean they're giving caught off site so much content to talk about Tobias can we talk about newcastle. Are we heading for relegation number. Three under mike ashley. So i've looked at this from a mathematic standpoint. Oh i do know. I do know that is how fans like to consume their soccer. I was ask. i was gonna go for tabloid standpoint. But i'll let you go with your matt's i so basically looking at it as so. They're one point up on fulham. A game in hand newcastle tied with brian. Right now but ahead on goal difference. Oh they got twenty seven points. So are we still operating under the assumption. That forty is the magic number. That's kind of like it's a golden rule us that just use it for so. Here's they play villa brighton. Spurs burnley west ham liverpool arsenal. Lester man city chef ignited and fulham ending the season by the way against fulham. How big might that be so in looking at that i would say they need somewhere in the neighborhood of five to seven points from the next four matches because after those four the gauntlet hits like listen to those again after the after the four west ham liverpool arsenal lester and nancy in that order. So they're going to need to have a little bit of money in the bank going into that stretch so then that leads into the final two games of the year so if they get five points from these next four that gets them to thirty two. Then let's say maybe they can get three total from that gauntlet of five games. That gets them. To thirty five and then two wins to end the season against sheffield united and fulham would get them across the line of forty one. So it's and that's by the way me saying five points from the next four underestimating what they would hope to get. But i figured. I would go on the low end so even if that happens you know it's it's still feels possible but just the fact that they've been dragged into this it's this is i mean the tobias recognise really go down a third time under this ownership. Yes is the answer just go on and more simplistic basis. Fulham are playing way better than them just playing like. I just fancy fulham to do more. Although fulham should have had more from their last three games than just the three points against liverpool i would i would contend Certainly should have picked up three points against crystal palace At least andrew things behind the scenes are good at newcastle. Except that they're not last week like we kind of missed out on this a little bit with our recording times but craig whole covers. The club for the daily mail ran. This exclusive matt ritchie. Call steve bruce a coward during training ground showdown as nfc boss badges into player. Who tells bruce you've done. F all for me ritchie and others. Furious bruce's blame for the wolves goal. That will of course where they surrendered the one nine lead at home to wolves last week and then another backpage headline from the daily mail last week it's treason and they're not talking about meghan markle for this amazing for the daily mash. Reuss hunts tune mole as he admits are bust up story. That's by craig hope. So basically steve bruce's said admitted that the story about richie was true but said that the bad part of it is was that there is a mole in the camp. Not that this boss happened this argument but that it was treason. His word steve bruce's words. It was treason to Let this league Yeah not good so death by hanging to whomever they find the guilty party. Yeah treason yeah by the way you can i. I tried to find a what exact it was from last week. I think it was march fifth. And it's amazing if you google daily mail and treason. How many different articles come up. They are. they're they're big on treason. Just remember before the season started like think of where newcastle we had we had. We did in the club with newcastle. Didn't we about the proposed takeover. Everything's about to change. They're going to come the next man city pacino's getting rid of the communist manager like it was all written and and done it. Felt like a now. They may be going down for yet another time. Incredible cameron with a with a gritty email. Hey guys got into the pod back in high school. When i found my love for soccer listened all the way through college and know what my desk at work. Hope that doesn't make you feel too old kinda. That's a lot of life changes to happen. I guess if you were in your senior year in high school when you started listening to us you went off to college. You know you're working i. It makes sense. It's look have two kids since the show started. I know i've done. Nothing helped to grow my love of the game. And i always look forward to listening every week when you rip on my blues writing this before the game against everton and after the game at anfield or forget that minnesota united exists. How dare they say that He pointed at me made well actually his next line kidding. Of course lew the praise molina's goal against sql is. That was my goal of the year. Right yeah it was one thing. I've been curious to get your thoughts on. Not sure if you guys have paid attention to this year. Is the women. Super league in england with games occasionally being broadcast in the us on the nbc app. I found myself now watching more women's soccer than ever before now that i can watch. Women's team occasionally online bolt on nbc and in the chelsea app. I've been really enjoying it. I think the quality of that league and money of the european women's league rivals dot of nws l. here in the states more us women's national team players playing in the ws l. Lavelle moons morgan. I think that it has the potential to attract you a soccer fans to watch more women's stop soccer and get to know more than just the. Us women's national team players. What are your thoughts on this league and its potential to grow. I would echo all that. I would say that i have not watched much of it. I'm not gonna lie. I haven't watched television. I saw that. Jonathan pearce was commentating on one of the games the weekend. Which is you know that that's a big name to have come Commentating on the women's game and rightly so. I haven't watched that much. But you're i mean you're definitely right. The eyes of of There's going to be a battle between the ws l. and the nwa sell over over viewership. And i think right now with with. Us players being based in england. It's i think the point you made his absolutely right. Attention is going to switch there. It's good league as well. The few clips and bits of games. I have watched have been very good. I say you know. Last season. I watched most of the The championship the tournament dot. nws iran. i thought that was really really good. Because of the pandemic there were forced to do it right. I enjoy data lot but i. i definitely haven't watched that much of the game in england. Yeah i haven't either. I guess we always. I don't know the thing that i want. The nwa sell to be the dominant domestic league. Now ultimately it's great for women's sports and for women's soccer in particular that it grow all over the world not just in the united states so it is still a good thing but selfishly. I want the nwa sell to be the preeminent league you know and you know big name. Players rose lavelle outs morgan. Both newel sisters like they've all they've gone over there and bull. I wonder if that will continue to occur and like how the distribution of talent will go between the domestic league and playing abroad yip okay. Let's see renee jar. Don actually maybe just renting jaren. I've gone too far with that actually on. I don't know i'm gonna give it a bit of fancy flare. choose day. why not. What are your thoughts on arson. Vendors offside rule being tested by fifa and on the rule itself So according to his rule for off side player would be judged off-side only if any part of the body with which he can score. A goal is passed the last defender yet. So first off. I would say. I'm all for experimenting with any change really to what the current offsite situation is. I kind of like what they're doing in the dutch art. Vc right now where the lines. By which var adjudicates. An offside is just thicker so. There's a greater margin for error. I think it's like the line is five centimeters. For the offside line and then like the line of where the last defender is five centimeters. So it's like a ten centimetre margin for error so it's not nearly as molecular and there'll still be close calls on that but you'll feel much much less aggrieved by the decision like it. It'll just be much more obvious than what we see now with the molecular so i would go. I like the dutch. Feels a little simpler to me but you know if they want to try vendors on. I'm all for that too. I think anything is a step in the right direction than what the status quo is. Currently michael cox echoes mike concerns. A players would be able to stand yard behind the defender and then we'll be ruled on site by dangling their foot behind them. I've never heard fan think of this as onsite i. I also think that's fair. And i also i would worry about defenses. No saying look we're just gonna sit back further and you'd have more compact Low block defenses. They wouldn't fancy this. They'd be afraid for defenders to be caught out by. It think players will do that though. We're though like is that natural to stand in a way where you're keeping one foot dangling behind you like you know. I think what's going to happen. Andrew is that never mind the dangling for a second players will make later runs. That would usually be offsite. And they'll be adjudicated onsite because it's worth the risk. There's a better chance of you being on site and defenses and look at that and go out not doing it in the fall right back and we'll have a game. That's a little less adventurous. I would. I would worry about that. Now lucas. What are andy's engages. Goto drinks at the pub invited questions that were not soccer related. I see that is probably is sock. Related. let's be fair I would say right now. I've been enjoying in the winter and spring months pints of guinness. I haven't been appalled in a year. Yeah i know but like when we do go to the pub the winter drink is guinness. And i know where to get the best in brooklyn if anyone wants the. Dm mia can tell you. It's it's amazing absolutely amazing. It's like back home the place. I know unbelievable unbelievable and in the wind in the spring and the summer i suppose i like coney island mermaid that's That's my toes nurturing. Always enjoy good. I know not. Everyone loves them. But i i'm a huge fan little whiskey on the rocks always good. If it's summer i'll any kind of like a summer ale or you know. I'm not above corona orland shark. Jj blanche eric. Yeah i could do that. Yeah all right. That was the mail back. Oh all right there. You go Let's see let's bring it down the stretch now. Jj red card. I'm gonna go first. That's okay with you. And i'm gonna go with inter miami not a good sign when i logged on. Espn afc on saturday morning and saw not one but two inter miami headlines the first one reading inter miami inter milan in settlement talks over trademark dispute and the second one reading. Mls investigates david. Beckham's inter miami over tweedy transfer. Not a good weekend. Let's start with the second thereabouts tweeting. You may remember that. Some eyebrows were raised when tweety signed for them with tam jayjay targeted allocation money and not as a designated player This is from jeff carlisle. He said according to mls roster rules for twenty twenty. This meant the tweet salary was at least six hundred twelve thousand but no more than one point six million a source with knowledge of the situation indicated that the league is investigating whether much weedy was paid additional money with the knowledge of inter miami in addition to what is specified in the players contract that is that is not legal quote. There's some concerns that may tweety received additional balance. The source said so that is not great and then the other business with the whole inter trademark thing in two thousand fourteen. Jj inter milan actually filed a us patent on their name. But that did not stop inter miami from filing their own patent in twenty eighteen and a year later they fought an opposition to milan's trademark claims in the mls finally it stated that inter milan's applications should be refused because the term inter is descriptive. It also argued that allowing milan's use the term would result in a likelihood of confusion in the marketplace Like likelihood of confusion doesn't see if that is their argument like if another soccer podcast came along. Jj also named caught offside and they demanded that we change our name. Don't you think the first thing we do is kind of look and see who hit established at first. yup absolutely what are they. What are they hoping to. Why would this go in their favor. I think they've already been ruled down twice on that argument so i wonder if is going to end with inter miami just simply having to change their name which by the way i don't think would be the worst thing in the world. It was suck for them in terms of their branding and all that and they've just gotten off the ground. I'm sure you know two years and you don't have to do something like that and start it from scratch. But like i'll be on all the fcc's and the united states and even like ray al salt lake okay with it even though it feels a little bit forced to me sometimes but i'm okay with it because i those are are terms. That are kind of a part of soccer vocabulary. Dc fc dallas. Even we call it soccer. They wanna be. Fc whatever but like inter isn't really soccer vocabulary to me. It's pretty much a club so to me. I felt like that's a little bit of a bridge too far. And i would be okay if they if they ended with them changing their name. Yeah i agree with i. Also just the the whole back and forth on blazed more tweedy. It was interesting to read the athletic soccer reporters who say look. Mls is usually kind of not loose with the rules but you can bend the rules if benefits the league to get a good player or a high profile player into the club. Like what most inter- have done to annoy the league to this extent a. We're not having this right. you know. my ricard is a club social media accounts. They think they're part of the game. Athletico madrid of taken an apparent swipe at rivals rail madrid on social media over complaints about the referee sunday's derby they even criticized correct decisions. The club tweeted on monday afternoon. Adding that some people are used to always having the wind behind them. The tweet tha just tell. Jj that like it's just a bitter fan who's running. These accounts at the time on the tweet comes after madrid's criticism of referee alejandro hernandez hernandez for failing to award them. A penalty for handball during the one one draw which saw athletico maintain their lead at the top of the league. That's an enough about that. I don't wanna talk about it anymore. I was struggling for red card. And it's always easy fodder to look at those who were on clubs social media accounts. Well there you go. You're very honest. Let's see my man of the match. Jay der classic over the i german soccer match ever televised live on. Abc and it did not disappoint two goals in the first nine minutes. Both from one of the game's brightest rising stars and erling haaland with his first. He reached one hundred senior level goals for club and country in only one hundred and forty six appearances so for context that took cristiano renaldo three hundred and one games to reach that mark took lionel messi two hundred ten to colin one forty six believable truly unbelievable but then the german champions showed why they are in fact. The defending champions four unanswered goals as it seemed like everyone on twitter. Predicted would happen. Like i was kind of like on social media while watching. That game was and a ten minute and like people were like. Yep for to byron. I tweeted i said straightaway i this is. This is the worrying time we're department funds. Fear it's going to end up for two four unanswered hatrick from robert lennon dusty leavened asking now has twenty two goals in twenty three meetings against borussia dortmund since joining barham unit. He extended his lead as the all time score in classical history with twenty seven goals. In thirty seven appearances. Remember he was on bruce dorton before buying munich. Byron's number nine also extended his wide margin his top score among europe's top five players in all competitions this season thirty seven goals in thirty three games. He's only nine goals away from bundesliga record for most goals in a single season. That was set by byron. Legend mueller with forty back in seventy one. Seventy two so. The wind put byron back atop the table after rb. Leipzig in one also meant the buyer. Now's won five consecutive meetings against dortmund in all competitions for the first time in fifty years which was just knowing how dominant biron aben for over a decade thought. A little bit surprising to me but really fun game for the neutrals and really cool. It happened to be on national. Tv you got to see the best of holland you got the best of lebanon goals. It was it was fun. Man that was that was an enjoyable surprise turning on abc. Over the weekend. I was lovely to watch spent saturday morning. Just watching bundesliga and it was a nice pilot. Cleanser andrew. I had grown large and weary from just devouring barclays every week so it was good to have some german schnitzel. I feel like that could be the w- could be the name of our podcast. Devouring barclays okay. Man of the match will get me in trouble with lots of people but Those people some of my hope family and friends aren't listening glasgow. Rangers and stephen girard renders of won the scottish premiership for the first time in ten years following celtics failure failure being the general theme of something season to beat dundee united on sunday. The success is a first as a manager for former liverpool and england. Captain stephen girard who took charge at ibrox and twenty. Eighteen title means that rangers have now extended their world record tally to fifty five one. More than northern ireland's linfield. Celtic are unable to become the first club in scotland to win the league for a tenth time in a row. Rangers remain on beaten in the league with six matches remaining the season and picked up a three. No victory against saint moore on saturday to maintain their one hundred percent. Home record and set up. Sunday's clinch and celtic rangers will meet on march twenty first and I think that game is that game at ibrox are. Is it at celtic park. I'm not sure but rangers will be champions unbelievable journey for the club over the past decade from when they went into administration dropped to the third tier or the fourth tier of scottish football. Can't remember which one it was It's amazing what happened on their fans have been out celebrating There was some really work. Yeah nicholas sturgeon. The the first minister in scotland congratulated rangers on the tight win and recognize. What a moment. it is. Fans booed tweeted gathering gathering crowds. Now just risks lives and could delay exit from lockdown for everyone else if those gathering care at all about the safety of others on the country they will go home and then she had to tweet rangers again to say. Please ask the fans to go home. Incredible scenes and Stephen girard. I didn't think taking on as big club as rangers was going to end well for him. Boss i'm not saying it's ending now But this is This is gerard to the future on saturday so this was prior to clinching. But they were pretty much a one hundred percent ninety nine point nine percent over the line. This is jarrett's comments to rangers tv. And as you say you hope can be the start. There's still plenty for even just s these of course in the short medium and long term for me the the priority is a really let that sink in get it. Officially done realized the monumental achievement his book. That's gotta that's gotta make more home reasonable for me. I'm already thinking about what's next hour bowl did. That's the dot. That's my drive every single day. When i concern since i was a young artist want success. I wanna win. One on football matches one enough moments like andries already thinking to the future. Where do you think that future lies. I mean i. I have planted my flag firmly in that. That future lies at anfield. But it's not. Do you think he does another season at rangers does he do. Does he go to another club. Would you go to like france or germany. maybe not france Does he go to germany and take a job. Like is there a step in between. Let me ask you a question if so if klopp leaves let's say let's just pretend he does. I know klopp said he's got a contract. He's going to try to fulfill it. Let's just suspend reality and pretended he leads. Who would you. Jj van want liverpool's next manager to be that that realistically could be the next manager. Nato's man okay so many of that oak. That's fair that's a totally legitimate answer. You probably might be in the majority. I hit to like. I think it's a great achievement. What stephen jared has done but it is scottish achievement. You you have to look at that and you have to look at the way celtic. Like you're talking about implosion like liberals implosion right. Now is bad but celtics is being unbelievable considering the status. How far ahead. They were arranges for the last two years. I just think i. I think i think jared has gone about things the right way. The way set things up the staff. He's taken on i. It's it's it's a huge step. It's a massive step on. I don't think I don't think it should be something that the event a top left. That should be offered to him without him going somewhere else in a more competitive scenario. I wonder if there's another primarily club that he would go to before liverpool a little more of a mid table side. It'd have to be someone that would be utterly inoffensive so we're talking about talking about your brightens are a knowledge okay. Inoffensive to what to liverpool assuming norwich komo up enough. Yeah he's he so wedded to dot club that it would. It would have to be a club of that stature. That would have you i. I don't see it i. I'm so curious as to what he does. No i really am. His stock has never been hired us about jer the last three years because you know there were times when we reported on what he was doing out. Rangers we talked. I remember one report. We did was at last season overseas. And before where we said. This isn't going well. He's attacking the players. You kinda did Frank lampard on it where he said well you have to ask the players about that But now it's it's turned around and he's a god in glasgow. He is now assumed god-like status because he stopped ten in a row. Yeah so this. Is the very very interesting times for stephen girard. Boy you look so paint over this. Yeah i mean i'm happy. I tweeted out. I was happy for him. Despite the fact that some of my celtic supporting friends from back home. Contacted me to say that i would be removed from certain groups and some friendships would be terminated because of the really well. Yeah yeah it's not sectarian at all that's mature well there you go. That's that's that's very big of you then to have done this. I didn't realize the ramifications of you. Doing that could could ruin everything. You may not alone back home. No it's not it's not. It's not that deep with the people. I know but i know other people for whom it is extremely deep and may even making glasgow rangers and stephen jared monitor. The match would not be accepted or tolerated. Well well you know what maybe those people that it was time to prune the tree anyway. You know. I love good prune. Go my friend That is your show for this week. There's some champions league action of course coming up over the next couple of days. Second legs so Some some ties will be decided. Name are not gonna play in the second leg for Psg against barcelona. I'm sure that kills him. He would love to play against barcelona but with that. Four one lead. It's probably in their best interest to hope that they can hang on and keep him healthy for later rounds imagined buyers to get an early goal of boy boy could get interesting is real and i'm nervous enough about our home game in. Budapest also enjoyed that one. Also join us on friday for the friday. Instagram live chats. Which people have just been enjoying and hopefully someday. I'm going to start inviting guests on. I'm gonna i'm gonna invite you on at some point in mean if you'd like to you know again. You have helped support her. Tj place this at a time when you literally. No i have no. I can't even if i i'd have to take off work. No we'll do a weekend one. We'll do weekend when down. Okay you give me the password to what our instagram account is. No we do a split screen. You're going to start your own instagram account. Just for this and you join the conversation. Oh my god what a boomer. We're talking about pruning. I'm trying to prune social media not add. Yeah that's true at any rate. Hey enjoy champions of games. We'll be back of course next week or should something bonkers happen over the something here. Maybe there's a chance we'll hear from us again Before the week is out. But hey to you. I say check later. Formed boy zia tehran. Listening to caught. Offside soccer podcast. 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It's Getting Existential | Stadio Podcast

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It's Getting Existential | Stadio Podcast

"Save it took the forecast giving away your gold before we even start recording for every week twice a week twice twice get on with it. Walkabout aesthetic. i miss a conga. I'm right hon. Ryan how you doing existential show kosters to feel something an existential actually. What percentage of ben record podcasts. Just feel something. Ninety nine presents is that she literally into the void. Isn't if you think about this podcast. Hers rocketed during lockdown the concept of podcasts. Actually it is how into the void deadline. That's going to be. There's going to be a psychological study all like a retrospective study in the as gone by called the existential covert podcast. The only reason that we can set enough is because we already had just. If the poll cost the dogs it would have been necessary to vent it. Yeah so he could. I mean maybe we. We're actually on episode nine hundred forty five in another dimension which seller i. She looked through the walls of each podcast. In another dimension. Been like no no no. It's actually going to be fine. That take you out with refined. Therefore i am yourself another dimension on this planet games last three and a half days there are some moments of the match the dhabi when it felt like i was in the quantum realm when i set out of space and time. Yeah when that game ended i was actually forty. Two bizarre halftime. I actually. i'm swear. i swear. She porn star wars a new hope side by side in the second half. Just yeah just give me some. Like i said i have to do to give me some. I need something. So i just put on a stall was new side by side and the manchester darby just might have some injection and it kind of were that. Got me through ashley because it gave me that just the noise. Intensity in the drama worked. Let's say monster wwl bit. We're going to start with the bundesliga yup yup. I'm going to talk about student. Five lost his job on the weekend. Kana surprising they actually did it. But were we'll touch on that anyway. The move touch on a little bit of the rest of the bundesliga and then part to will do the madrid dhabi permanently quick because it was kind of a pretty low key weekend for the Lake whole on the whole yet and then import three will do. Some women super can touch on the mls And any other business but Some admin quickly. we're going to be doing a short bonus episode. That will go up. Tuesday morning european time where we'll be reflecting on the champions league and you're late draws we're going to boil into the end of this berm style just a little after recording said we're gonna win gonna put out tamar yet. Don't forget if you to vote for us in war that we probably won't win Bible dot com vote. I in the sport and leisure captured against some heavyweights very much. Let you know when they announced the balance long list and there's always like twelve. They're like yeah. Yeah yeah it's kind of like Ramble totally show a couple of the big ones online. The night Thaddeus feels like not if feels like you unit helms of homes deep. Children have never thought of the honestly big light. Pays the smallest kid like saucepan that like when the comes just putting him on the head with that. Yeah very much like joining abandoned being given the triangle on the just just counting the ones on the threes. Yes how hard could it be. Any other upman. Obviously ringer dot com for slash soccer. My job is going to hold off. Load your you're up this week. You got to do something. Yeah i'm looking at the end of the sierra. The end of the five era be goods rice house. Smain college swap. So i'm i'm with this week and then it'll be callin kalenjin act next week. Wednesday genetics fresh from her boxing hosting duties. Yeah everybody's presenting podcast. She's presenting thrill killing it. Talk about the triangle player of rice. House was may right that you'll killing it. We're talking about. You'll fill good way by phil jackson gateway phil jackson inch tournaments because of the mustache and his aunts on as well. I'm sure phil jackson though. Everyone is amazing like Phil jackson bubble head we all. I mean actions on the world's told us coach pretty much. Isn't it yeah. He's a very very long man. You've got some buying it in the background. Yup yup do some construction going on the alta. Metallic gong sound says no starting an experimental noise band. Just things that the experimental noise band devotee. What the one. The one city where. It's impossible to get any kind of quiet and at the time. But if i mentioned this is the world cup in two thousand fourteen t really rich. Don't match this documentary. Those ready to storyline. Thanks her. i've i now can't think of any other atmosphere if there is apologies Let's talk about a minute awesome. Saad breaking news that we just wanna touch on quickly before we move on because literally just reading this recording who he is totally passed away. Seventy-three empowers another heart surgery. Very recently i think and has had a history of problems really sad news. We wanted to mention it a to instant to foam inaccurate action to this war. But just say about it is For me who was. Just a bunch of different. He was someone who kind of restored. That helped us winning against to liverpool. He helped put them back on that big stage winning those three trophies in two thousand and one gave an incredible energy. I think to the city and in the supercup yeah right. He's just going to all those big occasions and coming back with the silverware. it gets you know rhythmic animals. Those obviously the has those superb game in particular so there was some great games along. The run of course is a football fan festival. Muslim united fan. But i will always be first and foremost a football fan and so clear to see he galvanized and laid foundations. We t- we often finish. We often look coaches we. We praise them in terms of this and that we often forget to look at the coaches who set the platform for them and he was absolutely someone who not only one but from whom so many great things for modern pool at she flowed. Because i think you your mind. They were reminded them who they were. European title as you mentioned with with the couple little league. Titles with ps cheat and to with leo. And and also i could intellectually game on the technical committee for fifa i mean like just an with ever have a moment. Always read the technical reports after the major tournaments. They're just absolute wealth of information. So yeah m so. Yeah those with family and friends. Another sound football in los. Bi like we say with literally. Just read this right now. So yeah we're gonna move onto football. Don't have done it they've They have relieved. Loosen fav from his duties as Head coach they have they have a comes in the wake of Very impressive one. Victory over document at the festival in study on however dominance third straight home league defeat for the first time. I think five years goodness. It's a strange one. Right is a strange one. Because i think a lot of people who have expressed dismay over the past year or so we've seen five hasn't been fired y- yeah which. I've always felt a little bit harsh. I can understand why. But also i think i think to point now is the and zork love. Yes and it's really important to put into context the job that he has actually done pretty because a lot of people think that he's not a good job there now a couple of things yes. He's not wanna trophy. But the only oh. The bursts dortmund manager. That has points per game tally. That he had was tom. Circle oversee tickle and father had a much more content rain than say someone like club. He wasn't a failure by any means a domino thing. And i think that lewis Thread about this reposted it. I think it's really really important to remember the context of the the conditions were. He came into dolman. Don't remember mass. When lucy five came in they were still very much in the hangover view club. That had kind of been initially tempered a little bit with thomas. Turco right took a balanced of say with full out and then they had the season if the two pages which was a real well. I mean obviously before that is well. They had the the incident with the bum. The champions league game. I think a lot of people may be underestimate how much the club yup and the players and it was really really intense. That was some guy who literally tried to blow up the entire dortmund squad before it will match in the modern era in had to play the next day and then play the next day. Yeah you see them. Pizza bush came in and was fired before christmas. Peter struggle hood just been sacked by cologne a few days before took over until the end of the season and actually to be fair to him did an okay job so was a lot of hard to settle and i think he did so well. I think he's a popular guy. I think that's why. I think a lot of people outside the football club and especially. I think a lot of people who may be casual watches. The lak- may not understand actually how populace and five was and is still. I think this is really hard. Decision for silicon vasco and won the. I think he's probably made a little bit easier by. I think we might set on the podcast. Actually if they were going to do. We're going to do it this season. He would do because he's contracts up. At the end of season therefore financial burden on dortmund isn't so big But yeah far for someone who's played. His teams always played glorious. I thought was really interesting with in my group when the news broke if ability to play for here in on part of here in berlin the first set of reactions. Were just the sadness because farve is associated with certain brand of football and giving young players a chance and the next thing which is ready strike. Which i feel like i should post in. My thesis was the next thing that a friend of mine posted german francis german to people from the west bank and secondly did was post a league table of income of clubs and they look at the gap between dortmund buying look the resources. Look what look what buying can drop and somerset said it. Because the thing is the bind binder triple eight buyers dortmund and if you look at like that bleak decide when kimmage flights that one in and just look like how close took it like he. Yes dortmund imploded at key points but i think that the kind of the challenges in the squad which become clear under the new manager do go bigger than bob like if you look at that scored in the composition of it it's not well balanced squad And i know that made mistakes but there are problems there that go far beyond him and i i think he is one of those ones where i think he did. I think it has three elements to feel. I feel like he did a fantastic job. In many ways an overall his was a success. I would say overall. I would also say that was room for improvement in a couple of key areas but thirdly as well some improvement was beyond what he could coach. I don't think there's any real one singular aspect Y dolman did or didn't win a trophy. The leasing five yet. I think important to realize that on a small club vitamins. Mossy football club. The problem that i've written this for the ring before how they kind of exist in their own little ecosystem within the bundesliga where they're not binds level in terms of superclub status but then a glovebox now very much in this level on their own in terms of size and finance and actually they overlook closer to buy them. People think they are they on some plucky underdogs don't know however the things that they have to do they have to. There's no room for waste. They have to absolutely maximise at disposal. Respond can underperform instill cow championships. Yes And i think that the problem the five for dortmund is that they of became very very goldilocks. Everything had to be just right for them to execute consistently right. And if any one of those things wasn't there the drop off is quite severe from a stylistic point of view club hangover never went away and partly that was down to vodka the ceo of doberman who basically as constantly come out and kind of white pine after the club aero yogi call for himself. I don't think that's really helped. And i think that clip light doorman in a city like dortmund which has very kind of specific history. When you have a club that dominates the city where industry wants dead. I think A connection between the club and city vira manager is really really important. Yes i think one thing that five didn't do and it's just not his style. I don't think he really super forced that connection in the way that like like lycopene circle but very much an extension of the kind of soup union away at nici. The though they they they Kinda montreal metaphors for the vest fallen. It's what you need to be. Yeah wrought very impassioned very intense. Very kind of 'em outspoken. Very could be very loud and five is kind of more of the opposite very much at the finger. School of management. Jonathan hunting actually wrote a tweet kind of kind of something of a lot better than i have. I think if he that. Five tone. And i'm paraphrasing. What jonathan said here very much like how farthest keno 'cause he never really set press conferences Could be a tough listen. Sometimes that might have resulted in people downgrading. I'm a little bit. He was doing which means the now. tweeted this. The next the next higher for dortmund is so important because they got close with lucy fav yup and says it is in charge until the end of the season. Which is i think. An interesting announcement for me. I i would say the the names flying around straight away. i think. Throw them out the window. Because you don't really know what no that's zorka sinking at any point you know i'm not percentage to be an it k. Or anything like that. I know for fact that they were talking about extended of don't too long ago. That's the thing about football clubs. I think they they. They can change in a matter of weeks from one school of thought to another very very severely. There was no real noise about five to three weeks ago. Basically the next higher is super important. I don't really have a clue that will be audit. have nothing. Think to impose really important for us to realize. There's a real challenge getting elite jevon speaking coaches especially o'clock way. This connection is imported. You talk about your completely right. It's very hard to forge that kind of connection in any context especially community-based club by jeremy ones where you don't speak german and so will the names that we would like on paper. The offensive in terms of the football cultural fit is a radio understated. Artifacts is huge. Actually in terms of here it could possibly based on. I don't think manca rosa will leave back mid season for stop but with dortmund announcing that tacit till the end of the season. He could potentially be a candidate. I'm not so sure that is a smart move for either. Actually this too close. Like i was saying before like this isn't a small football club knows. This isn't a club as too smoke. Approach tino put it that way right and even though it seems like a bit more another project porch. He came out and said explicitly. He's he's the perfect club in the perfect projects that he is waiting for now for pocchettino. I genuinely think there aren't many football clubs. In europe you can give poach the size the state just the players and the environment to succeed right agree and i think dole into one of them because if you think about what posh really struggled with was kind of influence for all the pressure from above yep now i actually think that the fit between bosca endorsement and in terms of the connection between amman and the fan base. I think is really really perfect match. They're also one of the few league clubs who could afford him. And i think actually it is away much for parsons somewhat by buying appears geo real madrid language. I think it's just that the language. But i would you know you never know what the language is when he came southampton. These english was poor. Yes true true. So i'm not saying that puch is a is a leading candidate by any means on how they feel about him. I just think that the people saying that ni- parts would never go to dortmund. I think is a little bit disrespectful. Because you're not dealing with a small mid table club. Hey you're dealing with you're dealing with. The club has the biggest average attendance in europe football club. It's not too small for parts. Tino versa isn't small too small for any manager. Actually and i think the saying so isn't an accurate depiction of of what or what. The boondocks is to be honest and know the potential is now at the end of the season. However who. I wouldn't be surprised if don't went after at ten hog. Oh okay because okay okay. I know i see that go. You see what i mean. Yeah no. I see that. I like actually. I don't don't don't have had monitors before. And they've kind of the. And i also think that ten hug stock has fallen over the last season and a half from where it was that run. Yes i think. Jump from someone. I asked the boss alone for ten. Hog is a little bit who severe however ten hug and dortmund is not about fair. There are obviously going to be powerless there with when they hired pay to bush. Yes and i wonder whether that might cloud their judgment a little bit. I think that ten hog is a different monetary as a younger manager dusty. Get you over. The line is his. This is a good question between but how many managers that are available. Who do close the gap. Yeah this is the thing yup before we said this before. I mean i think nicholson anything about what's going on knuckles men set of. He's really enjoying lots and he's coaching the hell out of leipzig. And you look what. He's done a short time. He had to deal with a lot of changes the way he's a inc during clogged and the combinations between him and other players i just think he's finish business there who knows who knows the sleeker leaker nagase got another two seasons left his contract. So it's going to be expensive to break. They'll be david narcos. Men goes and does it. Radio big job but i'm not quite sure it's yet i i'd love poetry dorm and we said this before. I think many times bill maher latifah part should be my favorites but in the absence of that i think ten to really great shout run but then he to recruit dortmund say do but also i think they have full quite while if the last couple of years. I think there have been a few misses but i think that They both some good players dolman. Everyone was after erling haaland. They got him you. Liam brown was very very highly. Rated they call him. Vessel was a big signing for them. Monchy snide rough. The june bellingham dalton got him. Talking is lying over. Got back on the garden. I'm not big money. I'm actually talked about recruitment in the kind of post thirty range. I don't think it's a amount of money ryan. I think heads. Yeah i think it's your players com- if like i said this before. Five is an agent looking at door. But now it'd be look. I've got a couple of players who rely thirty one thirty two. They wouldn't expect more than average twenty minutes a game but they can come in and actually fit in and kind of just close dopamine sign two or three closes. That's the thing. It's not a huge out. That make sense. Just just look at the defeat to stuttgart and i was just thinking Shot up to them. Amazing performance it will get understood been relation to how they were exposed just watching the senior players in that squad and there was quite point hamas quickest anymore but just quite pointing to see him exposed a couple of times court situations caught in foot races. Colton desperate breaks back and just thinking yeah hesitant a well run back. Line is not getting exposed to this extent. Maybe that sounds harsh. But i just look at the composition of lock the squad and like i think he's a couple close ryan and maybe even just a push those players to to an extent. I think there's an aggression like an inverse. Your dolman and i think that lasts. Something has also increased the potential tension between fan base and father and squad because they were known for this kind of high intensity on the coffin. Until they've never really pressed on the loose improv. that was famed for pressing. Nearly two thousand nearly twenty tens and when they became everyone's kind of liked darlings on the cloud known for this ferocious yes pressing and They never really did that undefeated. That wasn't really his vibe dormant. Have a stylistic danae but i think there's definitely in energy that a lot to portray Front foot. football team is something that they wanna do unto fed. They've they have done on. The five was the classical win a home a couple of seasons ago when they were a goal down they were out electric. Obviously we'll see what happens for dormant because they have tested issues. First game will be a way of eta braverman this weekend which will be one of three games l. Have before the shot in windsor breaker for fortnight. Their worst places to start on honest. I mean brian away union away and then tracked browns in the poco away before christmas. That is three games that he's got so he has a single game which actually for him mine will be about thing because they formed been patio. Harm we've got quite long time about dolman and their existential higher. We're however long in the game. We'll keep this brief. Because i think the gist of the game is that even they're still came up the season. This is a vastly improved. Got to the side that went down. Yup we were told to show thomas hitzlsperger. Someone tweeted at us and was given this props unlike will absolutely got went down Of may lost in the playoff tune On they really had to rebuild to do and they come back with a vengeance they raided the homework and multiple tacking threats. You know one thing that they often lacked when they come up cops in the understandably is the firepower so we saw a powerpoint paderborn solve the two best attacking players they were basie like screwed because all that great moves great fantastic is filed it in the final third and stuttgart have led to that and bin laden. Know if we're going to go down is not going to be a one attacking quality. Winning goes fan top nelson and spend his. Signed really really. Well go but maybe the lintott was his Doria is some doors. Oh yeah but also maybe the maybe the relationship with thomas berger much just been good. He's a good sport director as fans during a really good job like he's signing ready. Well he's the scouting in the recruitment has been really really good. They are good. football team. Shoka should five hundred homes newly promoted side but this isn't any normal clowns and the nice landing for him after a well organized club a nice landing after arsenal. Yeah maybe that's it. You know you go to to relative pressure cookers of dormant and an oss. No to going off the grid obama. I think for him you know maybe he needed to protect. The wind for stood guard was big and a seventh in the table. Two points behind borussia dortmund level on points with union point at home to buying seep impressive one actually or should have. They took the lead very early on. I thought i would win with a couple of goals to spy but only on really did the homework and our knee should have scored. He did all the hard work with off. They were gonna go out beaded all the hard work a spectacular skill than his his his shot just wide of the far post. I knew see them all growing like like to know then. I do think union gunman. That's and it's weirdly. It's weird because they ended with point and might be slightly disappointed not hugely because point against by in the context of the postseason was fisher. Continues to work wonders without without max. Cruiser on our. Max wasn't the elsewhere club. Outdrew shot to reduce the beauty goes in apps. Wit celebration hasn't school into while you can tell the cia. On schools often. Leipzig be raymond to nell. Light work frog bill. Tuna will spur. Be nitra frank phone friday night to one the congress potential catfish potential. I read going on that. Violate mccutcheon. Continue to impress. They often harmful one on sunday which took them By point over by Them both again with this weird thing. violate vacation. Both book are the only two undefeated size in the bundesliga season. Shaikha was so close to winning a game against the augsburg devastating devastating close to ninety. Third minute equaliser. Alex booked to announce ten men by the way maka richter equalised to break xiaogang. And they're ruined goes on. I'll five games off. Tasmania old time. Bundesliga winless streak or refining. And i actually tweeted about us said the sooner the better because shocker really really don't want this record but tasmania radio really wanna keep it up nicole. Like tasmania love record. They love the fact that they have. This record is massive part of their identity In berlin now a kind of an image of who. I'm actually played against. Wow fight against them. Yeah the arena league feces into think. Second team for the past the eyewear at west mess. Annoyed isn't it out there. I've been there. The drinks like a cap in the going to a pub which is basically pulled to cabinets the train station. The only that one has been a poker game against shrine foot however for xiaoqiu. the do have a believe. I'm saying this. It isn't women winnable games. I'm sorry i saw someone. Three agree about that. Tasmanian fans tweeted the to an up with a few minutes to go. Jonathan's full people jinx result definitely. I believe that affect games. They have freiburg arm and they have amini bielfeld at home before their final game before christmas. Oko the bailiff. Oh game is the one. I think that they'll be talking. They said the good thing is that this week in the bundesliga Midweek midway games. Yup yup asa will probably cover some of those on the day who knows. We might be here saying that. Shocker for the game now because it's not just tossed much to take a break. I'm honesty the madrid dhabi. Yes oud so. let's see. Were not good in the first off at all that good in the second half. They were well. Yeah but that starting from a low base. I mean this is the worst thing. They just rattled and if it's wrath of this verb. Here's the thing. I always come back to in a chaotic season. It's like in a storm in a storm. The trees with the deepest roots are least likely to fly away right and you slide your thank you and in the chaos of our football private and everything else. What did two trees the deepest roots and the rail starting eleven. I i looked this. We have a completely normalized. How it is that. Israel team is so deep and experience in big gains. There is just a muscle. Memory that goes on with this team A on twitter tonight. Sunday teams playing together for like ten years and the lineups always the same in that always talk to in the league always right just because abbas referenced during the technically competent the doing israel team started eight players at least three champions leaks and most those had four like an in a big aiming one of match the competitive instincts just ramp up and no one cares how it gets done. Knowing has how the victory looks. And it's so fitting that the goal scorers casimiro and all black own-goal after car drive. Because that's the thing about benza. Have been someone who loves scoring goals. Right by the thing about ben-zimra he loves not scoring. i think. Ben simmons is strange forward to he genuinely loves the graft and the whole throughout madrid. This whole big mythical thing of players who are million has but have a working class. Work ethic ready sweat. That's the thing with row. That's why certain players they woman to insert plays they. Don't they want some to obscene boston for them. And the amount of conspicuous toil mismatch the hyper intensity of if it's funny when you look around to its instagram The players the inscribed of the individual players and the amount to which the leading players pursue the workout routine someplace pictures. It's so funny. How physical instagram's benza. emma and ramdas. What way to work you into the ground. And it's grim to think the as harsh judgment but rare outworked. Let's see which is something you'd have. This is this is different. It's a hybrid is more entertaining whether the sharpness the intensity it to what drafi go off frustration because he couldn't find space and couldn't get his rhythm and so much is asked of him in that system and rail. We're like we're gonna make you work. We're gonna frustrate. we're going to close gaps. And they did it. They were brutal. Were not good in the first half but rail also ban settled them. They really shell phoenix a certain points. It was a bit like walking someone trying to cross a certain point and he finds a gap of space and just in the gap and the oldest sudden going in either direction. He's just back he's weightings looking looking at the dc Jokin connotes still going at an. Who's moving for him at an thomas. Lamar unfortunately all that mess mine. He was on an east. You know he's just one game but there are moments where your career sliding doors moment. There are moments when you finish that. Everything changes for you did. That was a big big chance and that was one no right. Yeah is big big. Because i think he felt. Let's see it's hot escaped that game with a point. That would have been like a win for them. Yes agreed but i think there's an energy in these games which is very much like it of reminds me of the classic is sometimes web elder sibling. Younger sibling yes. Angie yes whereas kind of a bit like noma walk for either side wrong. Rahmatullah have the ability to just kind of put. Put them in the place a little bit. Yes which sounds a little bit. Disrespectful don't mean there's nothing like a an underperforming rome madrid scientists. Let's stop not not charge. It's just the most textbook thing. I'm i'm proud lady massively under performing a game that i don't know there's maybe a still atlanta of psychological does a moment when there's a huge power move in the second half huge move where you have ramos received possession in search forward and crew strokes back into the centre by position so swap an rambo steps into midfield for an extended period That was almost like that's where the leader is that that's who was unravels. Absolutely he did it in the classic did again. At the weekend just takes charge and he galvanizes. He's the electromagnet in that team. He's he's on an everything just like on to a less expensive. But not much less benza. As well because bends hong kong same extent but this was really where the coal showed up. And when cass mariscos vesco and there's a really riveting mobile cosmos ghost and you see the players jovan to celebrate and the names in the back of shirts. Yeah that's the defining image. When you see you see the more you like is more sensitive game. Didn't you just like that kind of. It's just experience. And it's it's rap. And i'm going to say icons but there are a couple of icons not squad. There are rock climbing a mountain. It's like something out shooter like. Hey this is our altitude atmosphere. This is this is all rules now like this game is of a certain altitude and railed row decide. Okay this this is what we do. Different energy different atmosphere surrounding these games. Even though the stadium as you know the because of covid. Yeah even though. Even though they're in a different stadium actually is as a certain big match energy and be really nice to talk about this with with and actually at some point on warranties house the big the big match on the field we talked for. Fa cops you know. Don't get me wrong with the finals. But the european nights the way in which certain plays take responsibility or take charge in ways that they don't enormous games. Because i think there is a difference you know there is a slight difference. Resolve the rams stepping into midfield thing. Things that wouldn't necessarily happen in kind of more regular league outing. This is like the conversations about this. The conversations practice game saw this is a defining game where we ourselves back on track. And if you look at rail this year when they've been called upon and they've been up against it to win defining games. They've generally responded which is why that's still so dangerous actually in this in this division. Let's say a little bit less wiggle room when they really should have more game in but there are now three points ahead of royale. When the game in hand they still go three points clear with a game in hand up But this is the thing lebron Close and they probably should be at the stage of the season and simeoni looked a little bit. Shell shocked to the end of the game when the second go in and yano block was really unlucky because yano black made a couple of unbelievable saves in this game. I one that he saved from. Ben's amounts of push into the post was frankly. Oh the worldly yup and He actually did really well on the donny coffee. How goal to to cover to get across. Ace yeah yeah and then for it to bounce of the poisoned him on the back and go in yano black own-goal in a madrid dhabi really unlucky him elsewhere in the league. Elena messy goal from comply. Yes i mean they made hard work made hard work that balsa yet but it can be a pain in the sometimes with some other can buy in our especially wants. Anyone can be a painting us for boston. At the moment. I was gonna say but i'm up into the top off. The table is an attributive bleak as a sentence Thank goodness in the russell. See that tree went over the bar. Harm sociedad probably should one. Abe close pretty well so fair balance balance any thing else you wanna talk league before we moved to the premier league. No good. I would like to stop with everton interesting. We'll know win over chelsea. I mean much to say about this game. The thing the thing that really noisy about the primarily. I wanna big up because there's no good win for them to sprint. He thought they were. They were in spurts out of accomplish the they can pull out the bag man. They like me but again. We're not winning this again labs. They want the. They've not been my thinking of toll for cappuccino. Nobody told them. I think they've been strong chelsea. I i wish the catfish of the year don't wish that the individuals were allowed because mean much more fun cat fishing collective catfish a was the plural of catfish really be a school of catfish with an school school. Traffic show host with a quickness. Allow study if someone gave me a tv show called. The school of catfish is that second. I've everybody is friday. And i missed. Congress is bbc one. You know what that means. It's time for the school of catfish. A god i love this show i was. I thought i was going to be really angry when they been dolph. Graham norton she. This is so much better school catfish. Oh gosh i'll take give money to fish. I pay to host that but it's not worth i would pay to play pay to play play. The permanently was weird this weekend in the sense that was it. Just meals it mega dry to the point where this is the thing i really. Someone actually said is ryan I've carmen here. Tweeted at me about this. Saying is ryan still zan about also and the i am actually because is disputed that way. Well you know. We'll more emotional scar. It was dry. But i think it was dry because it was on the verge of something if leads it held on be great women against western. They're stroking play yet. She leaves they need another goal score a defenses. Not good then. You had fallen in the book. The penalty lipikar going against fulham franklin. Has it was horrible really. Well yeah i get. Why was given of course i have to confess that this was probably the game i call the least of in the permanently are left game. I loved it because ataman lukman ever since his buff penalty. Minute gets west tom. He's been on a mission he hasn't he's been brilliant combination play with superb. I shot actually coaches jones. Each time i've seen him has been outstanding And he was great again against them as almost. Oh no it's just for them to you. Have some bands in there. They made it intense. They really wanted to these three points. Try to clear it back in credit to scott park. He's got them playing. Some ready ready could stop radio. Enterprise against painting stuff. They were brave. They went out if this tight-lip ha what get too much attention by judah with when things get to psych. It was cursed. Scott parker tie clip. Let's fuck it. Sounds like a kid's noble next scholastic unlike the next moussaka longest next book still scholastic is going to be a tale of scott parker and the tie clip do when i start putting magic realism. And they go to charge and iraq the league. It was all the tide clip indiana jones. The by clip did the reason that was dry because there were several games on the verge of something really exciting. If those also gone certain way that your life lead to call their points If ammika their three points my gosh of course the dry of all was the manchester darby. A latte down. This was a bad game. And i said maybe the most important thing about this game was a fixed. That did not the didn't take place on this weekend. it was the six one. I wonder how much that six one defeat to spurs. Herm is affecting the different points. And i'm not saying social goes into games thinking about it but when it comes towards the end of the game just going point shot up shot because he wanted were they were enterprising beyond the did make an effort but cities lack of put it this way if someone said to you before the game dot. Perhaps the highlight of the game would be iron one soccer. You'd be like oh. He put a great defensive performance because the result was no no no actually defensively. He wasn't necessarily outstanding his overlapping play his attacking. The he got forward was really quite quite impressive. Skip it with. The united was full for team who got people who are so good at like long policy in switching deaf final bowl. Ms switch pass and the final third was ready. Poor actually very very often. We saw particularly right to left direction. United telegraphing poces and just being swat adopt centrebacks and it was disappointing. Like almost the middle third way united most impressive and that was kind of it. That was really the main highlight of what united did was the build up into the final and then it kind of lost it and that was the game as they say in the. Us stop was the ball. Game among alive dot Enjoy this game on. May not think anyone did. Anyone did not enjoy it. I mean we have to even like you can start to further A big world out there in the seventy five things going on and yeah. I mean well. Let's let's start with some positive so positive. Villa being wolves will know mullah new southampton beaten chef three southampton continue to impress. Ends are looking good. This season really really good less back on track reno win over brighton. So impressive oh yes. That was clean when leicester on madison involved on like yes. So clinton so clinical newcastle scraped through against west brom. While let for them table is really really weird. I mean lester lester. Third south the fourth now they they leapfrog chelsea after that when oslo in midweek. Goodness with cham-. If i'm being honest mussa could do with. Our snow are now on a run of defeats in the drawer. And then last. Five and the premier league and five points above the relegation-zone thankfully. I do think that there are at least four teams the worse than arsenal are agree. Yep the records continue to tumble as it were with arsenal Burnley's first win. Since the seventies definitely that i went in the primarily in the lake. And it's hard to say the bundy didn't deserve it snow. Where okay best half. I thought they went dreadful as dreadful as they have been. But the bar is lower. But this is kind of this where i do you know what i think i would actually. Something that summed up my thoughts. Perfectly is probably amy lawrence pace for athletic today. That superbia you'd like to me sexy. Mine has being tested a little bit. I'm not gonna lie. Yeah yeah can't blame me. But i think the thing that amy lawrence old in her pace was just. How confusing and shocking. The implosion has been in such a short space of time. And why is i would just encourage dermot damis pace about it because it touches on young players impressing in the league not getting a chance in the leak as much awesome massively locking goals at the moment chance gratien in that you have the kids as they say doing pretty well in europe against yes local physician but still i think it can be quite hard for morale fem. You impress inside the numbers on the positive. I team which is struggling massively. Sorry with the. I team with this first team really blowing teams. Whether you're a plea would it be doing the same things to the other things. I didn't exactly. I didn't think so. Yeah amy says this. An i agree with the the persisting within the performing senior plans is something that is are problematic however we could be on thursday after off no absolutely demolished southampton full. No i'm be like we know nothing was likely to happen though and ain't broken his before we get to the women's super league and wrap up on the amyloid cup a couple of massive results in league on this weekend. Oh yes losing at home. To leon thomas under pressure on a name are injury as well which means that after fourteen games of beleaguer season. Psg third in the table in twenty twenty. Lille i'll talk the wind fully on to come second in the league but yeah big win for leone. Yay massive must've leon and Two oh took on. Psg is looking like it's heading for not a particularly fun ending. It's a weird when a psg is the defense though like there's not an excuse because the resources so actually psg on the few clubs in the world. I have no excuses under performance. Ever they just really like if you have that amount of money you should lose one season with the amount of money. They have Cambay with awful. Pass the letter leon's winner but they're just so strange destroyed the lack intensity and like i said i didn't really makes me truly happy about. Psg the sierras. Cain just finding his fate confusing football club Very confusing very confusing south delillo. People don't wanna home without renato sanchez. Big for them talk about renaissance french word for a nice french team. Why yes. I wish you could say how smoke this guy's base was right here. Could mussa smug longer squeeze. It is smokes a Whatever the screech will taken varieties house. I've always the both smoke expression of my face. I really wasn't one day. I'm going to get catfish with your the honorary taffer. The non-executive catfish of the off never reelection. Nevertheless on his lifetime president give to the season. Yeah just pretty nice to see the being a variety and maybe some our feeding slightly more vindicated staying there like given. The league is interesting now given that leon could really do something this year or they're doing already to the second arab join join top Second on goal difference. And maybe those kind of sense with leon of like we know you're going to move on but let's give us one last hurrah. Maybe they saw something. We didn't maybe the strong champions league run. Msnbc psg would maybe flagging not as terrifying old. They were like we league office. I be reading to see if he agents the players got together. I'm just like we would a title here. We've been buildings because they are kind of buildings will something up and i was surprised by how resilient they were in. The champions league you know in city went tat them. I may withheld. Oh you've got something you got. Something rarely go out by guys on really is well. You can go as well on the weekends. So some some big results in league games kind kinda needed that especially if the champions league yet they needed something to kind of sent to them again the thing about say though is that the league form that trump is phone has been completely different like if they win. Two games in hand. Marseille here are over. They played they play niece and they play loans are their games in hand. If they win them they go four points clay. We forget how psychological champions league is year but them to kind of bounce back like that because agreed. Yeah yeah yeah yeah. This is the thing about this league stays shows how pulley psg manage the summer transition from law that. Oh god moving out because we've touched on this before needs to go into again but like from being one and the rest is now piss you two points ahead of mom. Pele and three points clear of monaco. This is wild. This is like a i mean apart from leon nabi miles ahead. This is kind of mid two thousand league table and this is a moment when yeah that's a great show there's also a moment when. Ps she will try to put the accelerator. Don't think is going to happen this year. I don't people unafraid anymore. league this season kinda feels like him with a supply. Teacher comes in as exactly what i was going to say. Is your literally executive. I was gonna say they see fit our dot. Yeah the supply menacing sentence. I i think the monday lowering gift Maim relating to it will because there's just so many of them every week someone said that is not make mussa mandar race and i was just like kat us up chip. Quite well actually. Just you're constantly like brian. Just turn around thrown open myself. Just try to keep me alive. Basically these days paper man cast every so often. I'll just call you. Good luck ryan just a couple of reaction that i bust out laughing that i look back treasury as be funny. Let's get the women's super league. This was interesting it was interesting. I stopped with manteo. Two one to manchester city last minute winner from caroline where google. Yeah that's what she does isn't it whilst in the you know if you just kind of looked at the play the game and ninetieth minute carolina wacko. You might say all that sounds like it was unlucky. Kinda wasn't unlucky. I think manchester city. You deserve to win. The game is hard to say also have maybe not been the best in the tightest games. Yeah i would say. We'll joe montemar after the game. You mentioned something about the indiscipline and how it's costing them points. I agree with him. It's not the first time that this this happens. They did against chelsea not long after going ahead in a really tight game and then could have lost the game. If sankara had some chris. Finish it a bit more important. Also in one shot and target and that was me to mas goal. In third minute and it wasn't it wasn't not constructed. Move either. she was foraging for it. It was a good. It was a good goal. Don't get me wrong. It was it was a little angry. Yeah are the celebration as well. Gosh but she'd received tax bill. I think say deserved. I think with defending was by poll foil for both goals. Actually in the market from the somers was not great. But i also think that the way they stood off to city right at the very end to let carolina where gas away from there. I think it was not knowing what she's capable of. That's the thing. Yeah it's knowing. i mean. She delivered from that several times. Before and the form she's been in tune the loss loss of the last couple of weeks as well really quite impressive again. She has been actually each time. I've seen up by one of the is nothing on the speed at which she said the ground running manchester city after that. Really really ropy. Start the season announcers two point behind awesome and the scoring late. Winners that grinding. This really interesting about. She's from them. I mean i know it's troubling because even though three sides go through to the trump he's this year for the first time champions league spot but they've dropped four points behind manchester united now and their appoint behind chelsea of gaming hand. It's not good for us. I mean there's nothing massively existential about losing the white to manchester city in the way the happened yet. Manchester city probably deserved the balance of play especially massively outshooting arsenal. Still when he gets late in the game and you've held onto a point. I think is really disappointed to concede a goal at the end. And that's awesome really needs to focus on because those are going to be. This is a tight league this year and whilst it can change very quickly those little points. It's not so much winning. The points for yourself is taking them off your arrivals city of lebron's thoughts you kind of want to keep mcveigh exactly. Yeah mantra night. One again and remained top of the lake. The other jet still undefeated the season. That truly they offered me job in. You would expect them to be reading or reading. Our good side reading did push them ashley. Yep highly lot with the winner online. Another good win for manchester united states. They remained top chelsea with the gaming because they they do have a game in hand. Some i'm kerman. She's going lockton. Nancy go over that warburton. She yet but the movement was always there but it was just the kind of the finishing wasn't quite in synch. but now she's on that to Maybe a huge credit to Brought in their opponents in this the chapstick summit shots from dissonance game. Maybe that's a credit to like how well they absorb pressure but they've been quite tough to break down at the brighton just a good win for chelsea businesslike. I suppose it's very quickly from bundy's lita. Yeah just very quickly. The one notable result here was buying struggling struck. I mean they they still records bone had a one nil. Win things i've trashed. Which was really notable thing and shops. Just means roy moore who said that lane oberdorf in a few years from now will be the best footballer in the world and she scored twice in a five one win votes and that that's interesting because oberdorf one of the few really high few highpoints post bug a second in the front bumper sticker. Oberdorf has suffered in immediately and has taken a leadership role. Just wild actually. she's leading. She's like this sort of one the creative team on a shower health and high seven. No win over dewey's book. It was a big win because to being ahead snuck past s in the day before but of that table is the really good in the foul because they got three with this expansion. As the champions league season three german sides going in which is super fun. I think for the front is a visa. Means you can get probably one of toubiana all often heim into chump is league often. I'ma there at the moment on goal difference tubby and have a game in hand. It could be really really interesting to see to be no one of the heavyweights of gem. Women's football pasta heavyweights kind of pretending about the champions league would be amazing. I think for like a year into that. In the first season after punishment with hata especially with the women's game in a bit of flux in terms of like leon perhaps coming to the and a period of dominance. I'm with the women's superleague. Ascending in is rid exciting time for german teams to get back up in the mix. I think I think the women is with the expansion is going to be really interesting. Definitely all right so before we go. Let's talk about the mls cup. Yeah this is funny. So i was actually up for this as an up the evening and manco shots mind. Cool are shuttle barco. Ben gave me coal news on. Like riddick talked about this game. They've had of joy in this seattle sounders of had some joy in the lawsuit foia twice twenty six hundred twenty nine thousand nine they were used to being at this stage but columbus basically them away and they hit them. Well they hit me lou. Casella ryan was outstanding. And the funny thing about this game was a sort of compensation on twitter about all they molasses boring but it's not actually be boring. Is the one word. I would not use to describe the other less It really really wasn't and you do have like some outstanding players in the league. And i just i feel like sometimes that if it's the time zones of the fact that other major sports they the esten get is full shine performance that lucas pertinent. That final is as good as accomplish anything. This was like great article. Kosovars brings it down. Lashes in the corner is assist was even better the second I think by the way he sort of controlled laid off in of the kind of on restyle finish. Bending into the far corner and then justice seattle were trying to gather something if their thoughts crashes one of the top corner to seal the game and just a complete attacking performance was a real shame the time difference as well. 'cause zeller came from mexico headlock success in the league amex and they have some stunning games in the league amex to and it's a real shame the tons don't always measure out with my sleeping patents because we miss out some real quality shut out to columbus a second. Mls cup i in twelve is right. Yeah absolutely thrilled by that. So yeah yeah big shot for them. All right you get out of here. Yeah this is the Don't forget you can check us on. Twitter study on instagram at studying. Football of got shot the ring a dot com for slash soccer for moose's basis week. Maybe my joffe the next week or next week. We'll see and rice houses on wednesday anything else. Oh yeah we are no platforms. 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GSMC Soccer Podcast Episode 88: Eventful Week In Manchester (11-14-2018)

GSMC Soccer Podcast

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GSMC Soccer Podcast Episode 88: Eventful Week In Manchester (11-14-2018)

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If you're in the United States, we have a lot to talk about on the world of soccer. But if you haven't checked GMC podcast network, please do so. In addition, a soccer, we do cover other sports football baseball. We do a sports show. That's daily that. You could subscribe to all these podcasts. You can subscribe to you. Don't miss any sport. We're getting to do it most likely. Yeah. We have the insight. We have the news and notes. So today's topics we gotta watch talk about but Champions League last week was a big week in in the Champions League. We talked about the Tuesday matches last week. We have not discussed the Wednesday matches which I think really stole the show of the week, especially Manchester United Juventus. We'll also talk about the Manchester Darby that took place this weekend. Eventful eventful week for Manchester. United is a face Juventus and city. We'll talk about those games how they. Did. And where they go from here. Also, we will talk about some new coaching. Positions have opened up have been filled in England in Spain. And we'll talk about news and notes around soccer. We have news regarding Wayne Rooney. We have news regarding the English FA. MOS playoffs are in full swing. Lots to talk about even a story about rock, paper scissors that will get to. I promise not believe this story is I didn't believe it when I first read, but first things first the Champions League were in the thick of it. Now, we're almost at the end of the group stage league of champions. Yes. We are almost at the end of the group stage as there's only two games to go. At this point. We're seeing clear indications on who will advance who is struggling. But first we have to talk about that huge match. Manchester United Juventus what? Happened in that match. Jeff Manchester United one in a surprising. I believe it was an upset over you Ventas to one. Yes. Absolutely. On the road. In italy. A big big result for Manchester. United has been struggling a little bit. They went to one when we look at the group before we break down the game there at seven points. Now Juventus is at nine keeps me United in striking distance. But more importantly, it keeps them afloat as the number two seed in the group keeping off Valencia because we know that if United had tied that game or loss, they'd either be even or actually behind Lindsay is is creeping up behind them. They're at five points till you United seven. And so it's it's back and forth with them. Definitely in Valencia is a solid team, and they actually defeated Manchester United last year in the playoffs and the Champions League Tanakh, Manchester United out, so. So there is a little bit of history there, we know that it's a formidable opponent. So Jeff it was two one United wins. Tell me the goals. Well, Renaldo scored in the sixty fifth minute which not surprising. Anyone that he scored not surprising? Let me tell you. It was a beauty of a goal. When is he not throwing kicking beautiful goal? You know with all the highlights. He's had his career. He got a pass over his shoulder as he's running towards the goal. Any catches it. First time right footed blast to the side of the heya. He had no chance. It was a sublime finish from sublime player and just adding to the legacy that is Rinaldo. So he gets on the scoreboard, you're thinking. Okay. Juventus controlled most of this game. They just got their goal Rinaldo never want to shy away from the big moment with the crazy celebration where he just pulls up his shirt. He's not shy. He pulls up his shirt showing his Avs. That's the only celebration. He did. He just showed him off. He's got some nice apps. I'm not gonna lie. Yeah. He does a few sips every now, and then he's not eating carbs Eiter. Like, my carbs. He he might eat a few. But he's burning off more than he's eating. Let's put it that way. So some people are born with natural sculpture like body. Honestly. No. I mean, a genetically gifted and he works extremely hard. So we gotta get off her and all those ads for them though. Back to the game. You're thinking Manchester United is out because the road, but what hap- eighty six minutes. So this was close to end game. Here motto with the goal for United. But then in the ninetieth minute we had an own goal. Yes. Alexandra believe was it was center that had committed an own-goal, which wasn't really his fault. No it just hit him as going in. But it's giving on his record that he scored on his own team. You know, what I technically he cost his team the game in when it comes to the recap and the box score. Yeah. The ball hit him. He can do anything about it. But unfortunately, he's the man that's gonna get credited with the goal. But the important issue here is. Marino the coach of Manchester United. He's been under fire. Lately. Will he be fired is a question that we've all been wondering, you know, he makes to critical substitution that game. Mata comes on the game. He scores a goal off a free kick. Then he puts in full Laney Filini is the difference maker in that own-goal. He was the nuisance. He created a problem in those two substitution 's where the difference in the game. And for all the flack that marinas been getting lately you have to your cap to him this time because he made two critical decisions that got his team three points on the road against possibly the best team in the world. I mean, they have a good explanation of why the best team event is wise manages United has been team that you could see has fallen off a little bit as last couple years have been on. Yes. Especially with Manchester City rising up away above them. And so this win is a huge Mark for that club. Definitely against a t. It's a statement game. Yeah. There's like, hey, I'm still here after the game arena. Went onto the field in Taunton. The Juventus crowd with his hand on his ear asking saying I can't hear you because he had been eating vogue. He ho Cogan them. Yeah. He did the whole colon. You know, posing fans will always have chance and jeer the opposing players manager. So he went out there and said, I can't hear you. Now, you know, so he gave him one of those. He probably heard some horrifying things. And then some Juventus players didn't like that. And some of them approach Marino to tell him to get off the field and marinas always want to be in the spotlight. Always be in the middle of the drama. There's always that one game your team that you're just like. Okay, shot it shut coach, right? Sometimes just says coach gets a little excited. Yeah. So all in all though, the result is what matters. It was a massive result in Manchester. United qualifying for the second round. We know that if they don't qualify out of the first round, it would be a huge huge failure. And probably lead to the firing of Marino. You know, he may be let go at some point regardless. But that would excel rate that he was all about that. I don't hear you. Because this is my last stand probably is my biggest win my my coaching better. Take this in as much as I can. Yeah. Absolutely. So they get the massive massive win there. And they move on. They do play. Young boys and Valencia in their last two games. So if they can get the win over young boys, but maybe I'm gonna say type or Lindsey against once. And that's all basically all they would need if they draw and they win against young boys. They're in. Yeah. So I don't see them losing the boys though deal. No, not at this stage. No, not with this. They're writing away right now. Now, we'll get into their last game. They did play in the Manchester Darby this week that didn't and as well for them as Juventus game. We'll talk about that next segment, but. What's move onto the other game Valencia in young boys? They did play each other. Yes of Lancia won this game three two one three one. Yes. So they they would have preferred if Manchester United lost. So they could have jumped them, right? But but Meena had two goals this game. On the fourteenth minute, then at the forty second minute. So there was a red card though for the young boys. They yeah, I politician butcher this dog. Oh, yes. In no, go. Yeah. Seek USA no-go. Yeah. He got a red card later on in that game. Yeah. Us at the seventy seven th minute. So maybe too late to get a red card going. Yeah. That point down two goals teams kinda done anyway. So it's not really that big of a deal if he spent for the next probably the next Champions League game against. Manchester. Yes. So yeah. I mean, young boys are they unfortunate for them. They're incredibly tough group. I mean, you got three top teams as one of the. It's. Didn't we say was maybe the toughest group, or at least top what three I would say. It's easily in the top to the Napoli Liverpool. PS g actually top three because Napoli PS Jian group c is a big group. But also group B Barscelona in Tottenham. Yeah. That's a big group to PSV has deal ton of Inter Milan and Barcelona too. So it's just like there's always that one team that like red star has been holding their ground on the in group c I know the only four points, but still they beat Liverpool held their ground. They they're not going down quietly. But yeah, have gone down quietly. So let's let's talk about some of the other scores from Wednesday's matches. Who's next on the list there? Let's Victoria and Real Madrid Real Madrid single. I've nothing. Yeah. Five nil. Five nothing. Five zip five NADA. It was. It was it was a Ben Zima game. Is he had to go on the twentieth minute and the thirty seven th minute, and really everything else was just unnecessary. Yeah. Gareth bale got on the scoresheet Kesse. Mirrow Antoni crews had the goal inbetween Benz two goals. So there was already three goals by the fortieth minute and four by halftime. So it was over early in that game. You know, that's a team Real Madrid is getting back on track. And we'll talk about their situation later on the show when it comes to their coaching search and how that's going but they've been on the right track after firing. Julianne? We'll put too key. So they fire him since that time they've seen this wave of positive results goals or coming in. They we talked about how they had struggled to find goals for most of the season to message and Champions League. But now they seem to be in the right mindset the right track. So what about some other games, we do Roma in Moscow? Yeah. Roma with the win there who to one and this game was actually like it was seemed close throughout the entire game. Now, I mean there was the goal at the four th minutes, but then Moscow came back with golden videos minutes, and then it came back the ninth minute by Pellegrini. And it was just it was just always mass Moscow was always trying to come back. They were always on the back burner. Yeah. It was a good game. I mean, they're always chasing. It what else before, you know, very back and forth possession was split. Shots on goal or close. It was it was a good game Romo. Got the result. Fortunately for them. They get the win. They're winning most of the game. They give up the lead. But then they kind of close the door on that as they score again to take the lead. But that really puts an end to Moscow that really solidifies group G Roma and Real Madrid are tied with nine points. They're both in it. So I don't think the rest matters for them in the long room. Yeah. Roman Madrid really just need a point in their last two matches to clinch, and they should be able to do that easily. But yeah. For Roma they have a chance to actually win the group. And we know that winning the group allows you to play a second place team in the next round. So there is a little bit of importance of winning the group is it everything. No. But it does give you a slight advantage to get first and not second your group. So what about another game? How Manchester City and shock tar. Yeah. They got their revenge for losing the shock tart earlier in the competition. Bye. Six nothing. It was a you want. It was the first four goals or I'm sorry. Three goals happened within fifty minutes thirteen twenty four and forty eight and by three different people. One penalty kick Silva. Hey sues in sterling, and then he sues again with another penalty kick. So there's a he had the hat trick at the end at the ninety ninety second minute, but two of his goals were penalty kicks, and I'll tell you what of this game other than the six goal scoreline. The most notable moment was actually when Gabriel Gabriel zoos fell in the box. He gets called they call a penalty where he trips over his own feet. The defender is not close to him the referee immediately points to the spot. He gets penalty kick, and he scores it, and it was the best case onto why the Champions League needs get v. A are included because that would easily have not been called VA Artan. Yes. So he trips over he goes at chip the ball over the goalie's head like he tries to scoop it over his head, and he kicks the ground, and he he planned into foot yet and he falls on his face face. We've all done that once or twice while flat on our face. We we have somebody else votes. And then he scores a goal. And then he celebrates it's like man, come on the. Yeah. That's pretty celebrated kind of like he won the lottery. You know, he really. Yeah. It was kinda disgraceful in my opinion. But yeah, what about another game in that in that day? Well, we we have any other like iron Munich Athens while I was thinking like other games that are like that like that six nothing. I it wasn't a beat Athens to nothing. Byron scored in the thirty first actually it was the same guy. Anna penalty kick, I ski s I was gonna try to say that name that's a long name rubber eleven dollars. Eleven dollars international, and he got a gig couscous, seventy one first minute. So heated pretty well. From self keeps Biron as the first place in their group that group e they have ten points in behind them is with eight points. So there there I say comparable, but they're firmly in first place at the moment. Yeah. -solutely speaking of I axe. They played been fica. What happened there bent fica? Well, how long have been Feek is like they tied. I x one one, and it was just pretty even throughout. There was an early goal by Jonas in the twenty th minute. And then headache in the sixty first minute. And just there were a lot of yellow cards in this game though, there was four on on Friday acts in three four fica, which seems to be like a lot. No. Yeah. But this game was kind of the most important game of the group has been featured was chasing, I ax points. So I ask. Getting the draw really puts Benfica out of the competition. They'd have to be they probably have to win against Byron Munich and Athens while I XE loses both games are draws one of the two. And if you look at the both their shots on goal. They had ten shots very very contested game. They both at ten shots. Eight for Benfica on the goal in four for I act. So they had a they had really even amount of goals shot. So this game just mattered of like who just who was who's the one that scoring hose. One the hold on tight. See I held onto the time. They they will take its high absolutely over a law. Yes. Big time. So they still onto that second place. They're obviously gonna take the the second place in groupie. Yeah. The be massively happy with that result. So last game of the day was the Leone game. Yes. Leone in often Heim tied at two two. And for both these guys like there was a at the nineteen th minute and the twentieth minute for Leon were the back. Toback goals? Took took the often high at the ninety second minute to score the tying goal. So it's kind of a heartbreaker police on. Yeah. And often Heim was down to zero got a red card and then scored two goals. So they had a massive comeback. I mean that is if if they end up getting it was not like a direct red card either two yellows for him. It wasn't like anything serious. I guess you can. If they ended up getting through though, I mean, we're gonna look at that. As the biggest moment is that they came down. Because now they're only three points behind Leone. They would have been down six points and they come back and they draw the game being a man down two goals down. That's huge that hardly ever happened. So hats off to them. But absolutely demoralizing Leone. Also. Yeah. So we need to take a break. We come back. We're gonna talk about that big Manchester Darby city United the game of the week, especially in England absolutely one of the biggest games in the entire world will do that next. Hey, sports fans football season's here. 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Well, they had another big game last week. It was just a huge week for Manchester United fans as they face Juventus. And then at the weekend they faced Manchester City their nemesis. Their hated inner city rival, Manchester City a club that had a lot of misfortune. And then we're bought one night. And all of a sudden became one of the biggest teams in the world. So things have changed in Manchester. Manchester's been blue for a couple years now when one city or United. Yeah, blue right. Get it get it get it. So the Manchester Darby. Happens this weekend, and Jeff what happened in that game? Well, they were a shitty was up two nothing early in the game by Silva guero with the two goals. Start the game really for two nil. Four city city and Marcial had the penalty kick to make it to one Gunawan sealed it with a goal at the eighty six minute to give Manchester United or Manchester City the three one win over United. And now city is feeling blue with happiness and United team. Bluest tennis. Yes. So. This game city ran away with it. Obviously the gun to wanna goal later on in the game. But you know, for the most part city control this game. I thought Manchester United played tough though, they created some chances score. If you look at the stat line, you'll see a disparity between the shots attempted in the possession. But I thought Manchester United did well and hitting them on the break sometimes in creating some some chances. We knew this city would be on the front foot in this game. We knew that they would control the game the goal that gonna want scored was a beautiful team goal. I think there is forty passes completed before he scores. It was a nice team goal back and forth inside and now possession. And then gonna one finds the space behind the defender small his left looking to Hayez left. Helpless city takes a three one win and this kind of shows United in how compared to the elite teams they're no longer elite. Yeah. They. Have struggled. They're not the same team. They were with surrou- Ferguson. Oh, sorry to interrupt just comparing the goal different for these two teams sitting United's something behold. Thirty one goal differential, Manchester City and negative one Manchester United that's an incredible difference. It is an incredible thirty two points, you tell city was overwhelming United. Yeah. And they've been overwhelming the Premier League this year in in general, but yes, you're right. Manchester United they're now in eighth place and sitting at twenty points after twelve games is not ideal. Not where they wanna be there looking up at teams like arsenal. Tottenham Chelsea will report city, but not only that they're looking up at born with and wafford who they're tied in points with but behind in gold, French all I still think that we'll see United finished in the top six, but it's definitely a struggle so far but this game is another game Guardiola wins against Marino. Pep gorge. Jio obviously famous for being the coach with Barcelona before he moved onto barn Munich, and then settling with Manchester City, and we're seeing city play different brand. Of soccer that the English Premier League. Really isn't seeing other teams play like Liverpool has been great. But in a different way, Manchester City Guardiola's been able to bring over some of that Barcelona style those tactics and make it work, and as you can tell and as you mentioned thirty one goal differential. I mean, that's big. So will this be the game that Marino gets fired? I do not believe so as he did win that seems a tad much well about a month ago sounded like he was already on his way out from United leaks happened where who's reported that they were going to fire him in the coming days. And then they didn't. So I think that his job is safe for now because of the win against Juventus, which is funny because juventas is arguably better team the Manchester City, and they were able to go to Italy and get that win. So it'll be interesting. One of those things where it's like a bad team. Beat a great a good team. A good team beat at great team that that team was better than the great team. I mean, I think a lot of people say city Juventus are on the same tier? But you've intas has had more success, especially recently in the internet like in Champions League because city has been failures when it comes to that competition. They've underwhelmed whereas Juventus has gotten really close a few times lately. The problem is is that Juventus has ran up against Real Madrid. Every single time they get close, and they ended up usually losing that that matchup, right? So. But yeah, it's it's just another game. Where you know. It's it's Josie Marino effect. I guess one game you watch United play. And you're like man, this guy is genius next game. You're like man, I think the team could have been a little more prepared or maybe they could have fought a little bit more. But yeah, I think he stays we'll see what happens though, the transfer window is coming up, Jeff and January teams are able to sign and sell players back and forth. There's two transfer windows one in the summer one of the winter the season one is coming up. We'll see how aggressive Manchester United is in terms of bringing players because we saw we saw them arena was very upset over the summer because they didn't bring in the talent that he was looking for he wanted at least one possibly two new defenders. He didn't get them. And he was a little bit upset about it. And it was public with is his frustrations to the club by not bringing in the guys that he wanted to target this off season. So during the middle of the season transfer window. Maybe we'll see do you think that United will buckle down and spend some serious cash in January. Or do you think they'll write out this season change managers, and then spend money, I mean wouldn't hurt to spend money. In mid season. And then keep going with it at the end of the season. Like, it wouldn't hurt to look around. I don't see them doing anything huge immigration. But I mean, just to get some death, maybe. But as soon as they get it. I think if they fire the coaching into new coach, then it's time to really lay out the big checks. Right. This midseason. I think it's maybe just played see but also look around. Why not it can't hurt to look, and I think that'll window shop in midseason. There is I think it'll be a big indicator of his future based on what they do in the winter transfer period because if they pull out the checkbooks if they buy some players, you know, that are expensive maybe signals that Marino's going to stick around because the club has faith in. But if they choose to not spend it all it might signal that they're already looking ahead. They're weighing the spin after they get their new head coach in the summer. Is that makes sense? Yeah. That makes sense meeting until you have the new face of the place. And then see what players wanna come or. One one transfer. Yeah. So we had other games that happened in the English Premier League over the weekend. So ever pull beat Fulham two goals zero. So on security scored in that game. Any other scores Strom from England this week. Well, actually, I just got a a breaking news Chelsea's facing in two year transfer van okay? For fi fo recommend suspensions after education into sending fourteen under eighteen players. Yeah. Okay. So Chelsea's under investigation. A lot of these teams do go under investigation for for improper fun. There are rules regarding like how old you can sign players. And what players you can sign and things like that. So two years. That's that's kind of big I will say though that a lot of times these were these things happen. They don't actually have like I was the band doesn't go through or like it gets reduced to like they can't by anybody for six months or something like that. But I would be surprised what recommends a two year ban. So yeah, it might happen. But I thought that'd be interesting topic. Literally just got an update until she tied Everton over the weekend zero zero. They did Liverpool beat the first basically first place lost a second place or last last place to nothing, I know their second place, but their base there. No one. I know I'm saying Liverpool is second place. Ok p last place. That's why I was saying I was trying to say that I know their second place. But there they are close enough to it would be first place mistaken. It right, right. Okay. The bed one of the best teams versus the worst team there. It is arsenal and wolves played they tied another impressive game by wolves though as they play another top teams are have lots nasty. They're like wolves. Actually, they run impacts on the field is crazy. But anyways, they have bunch of pelts on them. I don't understand it. They played. Well, they were unlucky to not get the win away our SNL, which is interesting because arsenal look like if you didn't know the payroll of teams, you would've expected wolves actually to be the more expensive team. They really took it to our star. So I was lucky to get a draw. I think most of their fans would would definitely agree with that statement. They never looked at. They were the better team. Even though they held a lot of possession and the game. It seemed like they had a water problems creating chances and going forward or wolves or very dangerous on the counter-attack as they always are. So these games as absolutely Tottenham be palace, one nil. Yes. So Tottenham gets the win over palace. Kind of an ugly win for Tottenham. And they've been doing this recently where they're getting result, my friend. They're getting results, and I get that. But they are leaving a little bit to be desired. It makes you wonder if they're actually going to go into a slump because they're not winning games. Like this game. They should have one two three zero with the players that they have with Harry Kane. I mean, the they have the talent. But you know, they squeak by a struggling Palestine's another squeak by game for Tottenham at Tottenham nine wins. No draws three losses. So they're still playing to twenty seven points in total. But you know, no draws kinda hurt them almost a little bit. If you're just taking the losses. So I guess we'll see if its down point. But again, they at the bouncer back next week and see how they do and their next game is against Chelsea. So big test. They're they're okay. So when I talked about they might go into slump Jeff here their next opponents they played Chelsea then they play. Intern Champions League, then December strikes they play arsenal. Leicester City Barscelona then they play arsenal. And everton. And wolves. That sounds really rough. Yeah, they have a tough run of games coming up. So if they don't better their form if they don't improve their play they could be facing some losses. Yeah. Absolutely. This could be a serious issue for them. If they don't give the don't step it up, but West Ham movie on West Ham in Huddersfield. Neither one one. Big tie for film. Leicester city. Speaking of them tied with Burnley, nothing nothing. Yes. So kind of a subdued game castle on they'd be Bert with which is crazy because born with has been at the one of the top teams one surprise teams this year. Newcastle has looked very poor. But hey, they win and they're improving their status now as they are now in fourteenth place. They are not in the relegation zone as of today. Yes. The regulations own goes to Cardiff Huddersfield in Fulham, but Southampton is. Close to that age as well as palace because they also have. As well as Cardiff. Yes. Yes. Cardiff got that massive win though against Brighton. Brian really stepped on their own foot there where they got the red card in the thirty four th minute Dale Stevens. It's unfortunate result because bright and had been playing well until lose against Cardiff Cardiff is in my opinion the worst team in the league this year. Well, they're not the dead last. They're not as of today. That's true. But we'll see how they're seizing goes forward. But yeah, I think yeah. We'll take a break we come back. Speaking of Fulham, we have some new coaches in the world one in England one in Madrid. Let's talk about those in detail who's in who's out what that means for their future. We'll do that next. Hey, sports fans football season's here. 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We have new coaches, we're at an international break right now. So this is kind of a time period. Worse for some adjustments are made were new coaches are some coaches are fires new coaches appointed some interesting news out of Madrid. So they fire we'll pet to be just about two weeks ago. And they're looking for a new coach. But in the meantime, they give Santiago Solari the keys to the car the keys to the Maserati, and who doesn't like a Maserati your Real Madrid. I think that club is compared to something like that. I come on Rodney like a like a sports car Lamborghini. Okay. So he gets his chance t-. He gets his opportunity to go from the second re the team to the first team manager. And since he's been appointed. They have been undefeated. They have scored goals. Well, time came where they. Make choice either hire them on permanently for the rest of the season or go. Elsewhere. What do you think they did? I think they've honestly made the right choice. I mean going on feed it really speaks for itself now. Yeah. And they gave him a contract twenty twenty one which is surprising. So Santiago story has signed a contract. So forty two years old. He is a former former Real Madrid player. So he knows the system he knows the club. Very well. And since he's taken over the team scored goals, we talked about in previous podcast how they were sitting records a Real Madrid for their droughts and go in goal scoring abilities. And you know, we talked about them losing Rinaldo and how that affected the team will since so has taken over. They've scored four goals. Two goals five goals and four goals in their last four games. So you know, when someone like is a foreign member of that club. And they're starting to coach they know this. They know the system they. No, the the pressure. They know that what the what the owner wants. You know, what there is the atmosphere is like you just have a familiarity with that other other coaches really have when they're coming into a new club. And I think that's really taken advantage of me. Like you said they're scoring goals. They're improving on all aspects. They were drowning when it comes to goals and other flooding in goals. So obviously, something's working there in there in six place, which is crazy if you ever there should never be a time whether that will on the table, but they're only four points behind Barcelona Barcelona was defeated by real beddis over the weekend. Four three surprising result. But that result coupled with Madrid's win has now played him only four point it's a very tight table. It's a very tight Lolita right now. So we'll see how how it goes moving forward. We'll see how solorio is in big matches as we know being the. Coach of Real Madrid. Being the manager you have to perform in big moments because this is a club that doesn't accept losing. They don't accept falling short of their goals. Holler at it. No, they're ruthless. They make no bones about it. That's who they are. And you know, right or wrong people them for it. So moving on the England. Of we talked about Fulham, Jeff how they're at the bottom of the table. They're struggling. They made a change what their manager Slava you can of inches out as manager. He was their manager who brought them to the Premier League as they were a newly promoted side. So he was their manager. It was his team his tactics that got him here. But he has been struggling mightily in their first season back in the English Premier League. And I saw this coming a kind of sought because this team was bleeding goals. I mean Fulham they can score goals. But you just cannot give up the amount of goals that they give up and and think that you're going to survive a whole season. I mean as of right now form is that a negative twenty goal differential through twelve games. How negative of them? Yes. So get it got it. So they needed to change any know who they went and got. Who they get? They got a coach who has won an English Premier League title. They got a manager. You gotta go with the guy with experience and success. So why not they got a manager? Who took a team in the most unlikeliest fashions to a championship. Wait a minute. You don't mean who you mean caudill Rene airy the former let the bed bit I can't pronounce it Leicester City. Yes. The former Leicester City manager cardio Ranieri. He is appointed new manager of Fulham. So he has been in a situation where he's had a new team. He's at turnaround coach he was like g-o-v Leicester City after they struggled last season to start the year. Even though he had led the team with her first Premier League title ever just a couple years ago. But he is back. Once you get all the money, you're gonna get a little, greedy. You know what I mean? We as we have seen Ranieri back in England lately because of the passing away of the chairman for west or city, you know, Ranieri was an attendance. He had a great relationship with that chairman. So. We've seen him recently. But now we'll see him weekly on the sideline managing Fulham the London-based club. So. You know, what I found very interesting, though, find interesting before they hired cardio Ranieri. They reached out to former arsenal. Coach and current free agent manager Arsene Wenger, really, yes. Which is interesting because Fulham and arsenal both London clubs that would have given Arsene Wenger the ability to stay in one or at least go back to London Hinault. No, he's French. But. That way, it would've been a home there. I'm sure it would have been quite interesting to see Arsene Wenger back in the English Premier League. After just a few months away coaching across town club in Fulham. But it did not happen. He did not accept that the role. Is sounds like, but it is interesting that they reach out to him. I and I I like the MVP by club. Fulham Fulham is known for creating a environment that focuses on their youth system. They build up players. They don't buy. They don't spend a lot of money on players, but they have very known and credible academy in England Arsene Wenger, I think that kind of fits him. He likes that he likes molding young players. I think it might have been building owned team. I think it might have been a good fit. But we won't see it happen. At least for now as Ranieri will at least be the coach through the rest of the season. One thing that I do find interesting though is Wayne Rooney former English captain former English international he will be back in England back in London this week, and he is playing a farewell game for the English national team they bringing him up for one last game. So he can get proper retirement game. Try a good bicycle kick. Again. Yeah. I don't probably not back, but he's playing against the United States in a friendly in Wembley. So it'll be fun. It'll be fun to see them playing against like some of his teammates yet. I'm not sure if any of the DC United players have been called up. I haven't looked at the roster. But I mean, it's possible is def definitely there will be players on the field that he has played with or against this year for sure in in the MLS, so. He just kept off a great for season in the most he narrowly lost too'soft on for newcomer of the year in in the United States. But he has been a great addition for the it's going to be cool. I don't expect him to start. I would say that he's probably gonna come on in the last twenty minutes or so as a subsitute he'll get the proper. You know, welcome by the crowd. I it's a big deal in England as he's going to be regarded as one of the best English players of all time. We know that saying something to and I believe his first game for English. I think he might be the youngest player to ever where the English actually eighteen years old. So I remember him. I remember the baby faced Wayne Rooney. And now he gets his proper, farewell. So I think that's really cool that they're doing that. Again, that's this Wednesday against the United States. Make sure to check out that game. We'll see who the US plays out there. We've seen them go the youth movement. We'll see if they continue to do that. As they look at qualifying for the next World Cup. We know that they cannot go another World Cup qualification without qualifying. So. We take a break. We should should take a break. We'll come back talk about some news and notes around the world soccer. Hey, sports fans football season's here. And it's time to get in on the action. With my bookie. My bookie is the industry leading sports betting website that offers real Vegas odds on football baseball, and all your favorite sporting events. 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Stop for everything sports, the Golden State media concepts or podcast. Should I say more from the NFL? The NBA's all Dane here. Golden State media concepts sports, but cast listen. And welcome back to the GSM. See soccer podcast. We just went over the new coaches in the world of soccer Fulham has new coach Claudio Ranieri as you may know from Leicester City, and Santiago Solari has accepted the managerial position for Real Madrid until twenty twenty one. Of course, we know that can change if they if he's not successful this year. They're they're not afraid to make a change. If needed don't matter what the contract says. So we have some interesting news notes around the world of soccer, Jeff, we'll start with a funny one. We'll start with one of the weirdest things that you'll hear in the world of soccer today. So so in the women's Super League, which is a woman soccer league in London or maybe just England. I'm not entirely sure destinations are though it wasn't man. There was a fischel referee going to the game. He forgot his coin. Which what do you think you would do if? Got your forgot your coin for the coin toss the game. I'd probably go asked somebody like in the crowd or maybe like a cameraman. Like, hey, do you have a quarter? I borrow you have a pound you have a euro quid quid. Do you have anything that's a coin, and I can flip and that has a heads or tails marker? No. He went a different way. He change it up. I don't think we'll ever see in a professional sport again. What's that the two cab? He made the two women on either side. Do right, paper scissors. No. He didn't winter in that decided the sides. Wait, he made them rock, paper scissors to see who got the ball. And who got which side? Yeah. Basically choosing sides. Yeah. Isn't that the most ridiculous? And he got suspended for this get suspended for this. I think you should give the man a race just problem solving easier to get a cooling, then do something completely different abide. The rules. Are there for the rules? The there are rules of this game and come on now. All right. So when I was going through college this like, oh, we can't do coin. Okay. Let's play a game tag on the field before the game starts. So when I was going through college, I refereed soccer against make some cash, right? Nice job like kids soccer adults mostly for like the recreation district ever. Oh, yeah. For sure. But the thing is is that. It's an easy job. When you're in college. Right. You can work in the evenings. You make a little you make some good money doing that like twenty five thirty bucks a game. That's twenty five thirty bucks an hour. Pretty good for college kid. So. Sometimes I'd forget my coin. Absolutely. It's not that hard. Okay. I understand. You haven't had a gear. Right. Yes. I understand that. But you know, how easy to find a coin look on the sidewalk or something? So I would always hold. If I did that. I'd always either make them do rock, paper scissors there at a stadium, right? Yes. It will go to go to a vendor and say, hey, do you have any change? Can I borrow cord? I'll give it back to your promises. Sometimes I'd make them do game to start. Gimme some change hotdog, man. So sometimes I direct river scissors. Sometimes I'd hold -solutely. Sometimes I'd hold a hand. I'd hold my hand behind my back and hold a one or two and asked him to guess shut your trap. What what's wrong with that? That's that's stupid. It's rec soccer. Well, K if this okay what if it was the World Cup? No, I wouldn't make them do that. But this is the women's Super League in England super. How many people were an attendance is what I'm wondering hundreds of thousands ten chill. I said potential people and chill people. I don't even know how that makes sense. But as in there's potentially that many people there, we don't know if there's not it's probably not televised. It's on televised in America. But I will look for this game. Hold on. I will how find this. And I'll show you if I could find it. I'm known motivated now than I have been all day. So in England, though on a serious note. They're considering the English FASt considering cutting the foreign player allotment because each each club can only have so many foreign players. They have to have certain number of English players right now, it's seventeen for foreign players. They're considering cutting it to twelve that is a significant change. Okay. Yeah. That is as you'd be changed back to the to the. But before we go back to because this is important. That can affect teams like Manchester City like Manchester United who have a lot of international players. They have a lot of players not of English origin. So they're considering making this change, quite honestly, I think it's the wrong move. I think you should teams get as many foreign players as you want. You should've let them run the clubs how they see fit. If they want to run a team, that's mostly English based by all means. But if they want to run a club where they're they don't care where the person is from. I say allow that to happen as basically it is now seventeen seventeen twenty three twenty five players as a lot where you can allot them to foreign players. So yeah, let's go back to what you're saying. First of all apparently, this was a televised game. Pavers took place and he's been suspended until December seventeenth so a month roughly. Is that too much for simple steak like this? Yeah. He'll now survey three weeks suspension from November twenty six. Yeah. I think it's pretty funny though. So. Moving on MLS playoffs are in full swing. Although now that word international break they are to breaking in the playoffs. So November twenty fifth Portland, timbers and sporting Kansas City will be the two teams point for the Western Conference and out east. We have Atlanta United against New York red bulls. And I think that's pretty obvious. New York red bulls in Atlanta have been the best teams in the east by far this year. But it is the prising see Portland the number five seed they get to play the number one Kansas City, but they are definitely the surprise team of the tournament. So far they got past a rival Seattle Sounders. So it'll be interesting to see if they can continue this journey continue and move on to the final. So. Also in the United soccer league. That's the second division here in the United States. Louisville city won a championship their second championship. They be Diddy drug and the Phoenix rising f c in the final. So awesome. Name by the way. I will continue to say that every time I mentioned. Yeah. So congratulations to Louisville city. They're big big club in the US L. They're one of the most supported teams with a great fan base. They really love their team out there. And it was interesting. They got past their archrival Cincinnati. They outlast them in the tournament. Then now Cincinnati will go to the MLS, but we've all city gets one up on their rival one last time. So congrats them on other than that. Jeff. I think we're done today. Man. Yes. Thank you. So joining us everyone, please suicide next week soccer podcast. But as always. There are other GMC sports podcasts. You can look at sports. There's all sports one. There's football one. There's a basketball one. There's a baseball one. There's even a fantasy football one. And if you wanna hear more of us, which you should you should we are we we are. We are entertaining. I hope. Please listen to those and we will see you next Wednesday. If you don't for the soccer podcast. We know you will listen to that one see later. 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Men in Blazers 09/24/20: Sam Mewis Pod Special

Men In Blazers

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Men in Blazers 09/24/20: Sam Mewis Pod Special

"This is Rebecca Lowe will rebecca. If you listen to sub optimal radio and you on this thing to men in Blazers on the NBC. Sports Network. It's Roach. It's the day and this. Is Some US pod special. Use I reveal. twenty-seven-year-old. Woke when. Who recently pushed herself out of comfort zone moving from back to back and wfl league champions North Carolina Courage. To Join, Manchester, city. Of the suddenly American Laden Women Sue Kelly more I really admire about Sam. Is, it she someone who's one more trick fees than she can hold? She's one of the world's makes dome the mid. But a decision just up a wife and adjust to England in order to continue to improve game send wimpressive. Admire that desire the human desire to keep pushing yourself to keep learning, improving, growing if you have that. It's an approach to life really the transcends football this. Is. The extended version of an interview that add on this week's met him blazes share. You can watch the full show along with. Lee. Jack Harrison on P. Coke T. V. Peacock just search MENA blazes in that happen today's Va.. Who Won't pick up subscribers check our social media. We've put the entire interviews with Salmon Jack up them in the really beautiful. Couple of pieces of business. Phone and your questions for this Friday's edition of W J P the bulled six, four, six, four, five, zero, nine, four, seventy, cooled roach. And it could be your voice helping us preview the seismic premier league weekend off. No Liverpool Manchester. City Leicester. Efforts in polly's. taught keep an eye on your inbox is tomorrow. The Raven newsletter goes out Friday as well subscribed and blazes don't come. We'll have a stunning up many places on ice film but Redemption Seeking Tyler Sagan going live this week. Thanks Yoga for their partnership on that won't be in touch with this. You know we love you and in the meantime. His some use. It's Hoya to be joined, but one of my favourite American football as A. Tower of power who enforces how will upon all comers winning? Well, everything will cups back to back and wwl championships as she passes tackles and Smites the bull with the power of a thousand suns, and now after a move from North Carolina to north of the wall of Manchester City of the FA women superleague welcome life for Manchester. It's surprised of hundreds of mass, some us. Hi, thank you so much grabbing me on wall does it feel like to be in a country England city Manchester in which football like air water earth fire is everywhere. I'm loving it here Manchester. The weather has actually been so great and every time the sun comes out everybody's like get used to it. It's not going to be like this for long the trainings have been great I love the girls and I feel like I'm learning a lot already I'm really excited to be here. Take us back to the inception of the deal. was first broached in the early summer my agent said. Are you interested in going overseas at Man City has reached out or maybe he reached out to I'm not exactly sure details agents going to agent. Exactly. So he brought it up to me and we're just like Oh while such a great club I've heard good things about the organization here. So it ended up being really good timing for me something I've thought about doing at some point in my career this just seemed like too good of an opportunity to pass up when it was brooch thing one emotions did you experience between excitement and trepidation sense of adventure and anxiety? Emotions were everywhere all over the place and doing something new is always really scary and I love my courage team so much that a huge part of me didn't want to leave them. It took a lot of support and a lot of people's input to help me decide. I knew that this experience would broaden my horizons and maybe add a little bit of depth to my game. I think in the long run I look back my career appreciate that I was exposed to the football culture here and being a part of this team in all the opportunities we have to compete this. Season the Tokyo Olympics are on the horizon. July. Twenty twenty one I'm sure you don't need me to remind you about that. How much of a determining factor was the chance to play your way to peak performance crap latte nuts dot US squad. That was a big part of it right now in the moment I wanna become the best player that I can and I think this team in this league is giving me that opportunity to play a bunch of games around really world class players in an incredible facility. I do really want to make that Olympic team and hopefully help you lamb. I know the last time we chanted during lockdown the you are actually. A city found you told me. A huge Katie them I'm glad we have that on record because the girls keep asking me here who I support I'm like well, I don't want to be a huge suck out but I do really like Man City would do you see when you watch KGB play? Grapevine knows what's going on everywhere at all times in. So much of what he does is just so smart and then to be able to not only see it but executed technically tactically is just so impressive you didn't arrive load friend I'M WHOA Cup final goal scorer roussel also sewing for Manchester City. Did you always know it was a double deal or did you find out that when it was all in progress? Just as an added bonus we kept each other. We were both travelling down the decision path same time and I think we both would have come without the other. But knowing that she was probably GonNa come as wild definitely helped dot just to have familiar face but roses what my best friends coming to a new place. There's so many uncertainties in GonNa be exposed to so many new things and I mean at the beginning I was like what the girls don't like me what if I? Don't like it or what if I don't do well and so I think that little bit of comfort in knowing I would have at least one friend and have someone to rely on if things got a little bit difficult, it has been a big relief and has been really helpful I. Feel Really Lucky that she's yarn excited to play with her in with her every day I like to imagine you rose and Lionel Messi in a private whatsapp group discussing signing city together. We often forget our football is our human and on the personal front. How much have you excitement comes as a human being the chance to be out of your comfort zone off the field because I love this quote of yours. When you announced you moving to Manchester City you said, I'm not just Sokaia I'm here for life experience. That's a huge part of it when I think about my experiences in the past with the courage, for example, what makes that team? So special is the people and the things that we do together off the field that bring such a special element to US army field, and so I do think that for my life experience general being in a new city experiencing a little bit of a different culture in making these new connections, new relationships, it's huge and it's really just throwing my worldview and I hope bringing lots of new exciting experiences. Another crew of us which I love you said I'm deathly up tight person. I'd like to be organized I like things to kill a certain way and sometimes when something crazy gets thrown up me, I don't react very comb like. Of this Manchester Move to test them to change them. It has added an element of uncertainty and add to accept that I have less control and I thought I did being here in being away from my family and everything that I'm used to I, do have to just adapt and just learn to go with the flow at times when something isn't in my control. So as a person, I will grow as well as a player. Culturally as a child of the north from Liverpool I am fascinated by your move I heard that you rose couldn't understand how to work English washing machines. When you arrived a fierce battle, one unexpected things have been adjustment challenges for. The. Washing machines have been an issue for both of us. Surprisingly I'd really didn't expect that at first I was like, oh, I, understand everybody find but I think that they were helping me like I think they were maybe like speaking very clearly and now that we're in are like day to day I'm always like what what, and then they're always like, why are you screaming like I think I'm just like a loud. American. So we'll be in training and I'll mess up and I'll be like. And they'll be like, shh. Before you know you're going to be coming back to play for the US Women's national team you're going to be like emily only I'm mad four, it took one. But let's talk about that. Lead the FA women superleague. You've said it's a different style to the American game key describe how Learning, how to play here my just require some different awareness from me. Some of the things that I've noted so far are just how technically skilled all the girls are in play. This possession game in a ball just hangs around really fast and that's been taking some getting used to because everybody really is so good that you have to get your feet under a little bit. I've been really impressed with that and then I, think we focus a lot in training. On tactics and I hope that I'm learning how to read the opponents a little bit better than I have in the past I feel like I'm really paying attention in trying to read when I'm needed low or when I can stay in the pocket, and of course, coaches have taught me these things before but I think just at the age I'm add in what I wanna get from this experience I'm really trying to buy in and learn as much as I can. Equate to fascinating to me because I. So on this, you've mournful that the European plays quote. No, the game. So well, they know the game more than me some use that will cut winner saying they know the game more than me. When you look at you in game and took, it might improve what in particular you're looking to improve my decision making because. I've played such a transition or ended style for so much of my career it's said really fast paced and I think that that's something that I'm good at that. I'm aggressive going forward and I like to take chances going forward. But I have been told at times that may be all force and pass or Russia, and I want to find a balance of. Being a little bit more measured while reading the game, reading the opponent knowing when is on or not to go but I also don't want to lose that transition aggressiveness. That is one of my own good quality. So I'm thinking if I kinda balance of being a little bit smarter knowing when to go when it's on and not forcing houses, sometimes I think would add a really good element to make game urania settling in period what to you walk into a new locker room particularly warm with so many England place they still angry with year about the Alex Morgan Sipping tea thing. We haven't really talked about that. Much. I. Leave that one alone. But sometimes we've over coffee after training and they've genuinely been so supportive and so welcoming and appreciate that because it is such a new way you've said, I'm just allowed lighthearted person but a little bit quieter here in Manchester because I don't want anyone to think I'm weird. It's true I. Think. I'm starting to get there though with some of the girl that the. Cure endure jar quite goofy and they've started making fun of me a little bit so I feel like I'm okay. Maybe they're making fun of me because they like me and maybe I have friends now. So it's nice to have rows here now too but I think socially, it's getting there. You First, game, against Aston Villa wants to whistle goes is it just another game or you constantly aware that light blue shirt? The Manchester? City. Teammates. Did it feel different emotionally mentally it did feel new and exciting and it was the first game I started I. wanted to do well to make sure I can keep playing the squad is so deep. So I think there's that element of. Need to perform while I WANNA do out for the team. But I do feel like soccer is soccer football is football and once you're playing, you want all the things you want to connect your passes and you want to help out on defense and you want to maybe score a goal you phenomenal almost getting on the school sheet within seconds of the kickoff and dominating in that second half. Emotionally. Well, did that win feeling for you on the field in Gameplay? It was exciting to plant Villa Park, but I wanted to score or wanted to help somebody else score at least. So hopefully, get another chance to do that. But overall, it was really positive. You mentioned about screen I was watching you in the dying seconds of the game sits canola. You I want over the ball. But. So some US winning but you so furious at yourself. Let's go I. Think I just stopped and went. To score and my debut would have been really cool. But obviously, not about me I was just sad that we got the win and hope another opportunity you've arrived in England the load, a number of American stalls a made the jump seeking league that's playing regular games in our pandemic reality. Take you Ambrose Manchester City, Tobin Heath, and Kristen Press, and Manchester United. Have November fifteenth. Manchester Darby circled in red on your refrigerator door no, it circled flew. You know about the Darby's end the rivalries and. From the girls every now and then tell him stories. It is a really exciting part about coming urine I. think that it's GonNa be really cool and exciting to get to experience it myself because you do hear these stories and wonder how intense it is and how big of a game and it's so I'm definitely really excited to experience that game. You feel some in this chaotic world avars. that. It means a lot to represent America in a positive Julius remarkable way with world watching this I think. It's something I think that we're all thinking about all the time I mean there's so much going on and there are things happening in America that we need to change I think in that regard I'm trying to be a positive representation of that and I'm trying to. Use, whatever platform I have to shed light on that and to provide resources in share information and Stanford Change. But I do think that sports can be that for some people. The thing that continues to make you proud and continues to rally the group together the country together while still addressing some of these issues like race that we need to talk about. That we can be part of that is beautifully poignantly said Salmon one of the Jewish if it all is we in America will be able to follow along with the. Rose and the rest of the WS L. Matches air on NBC and the NBC sports at the season there is so much elite women's football on television right now, do you feel that you were living in a golden age of women's football? 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"Everything is better when it's big pretty power same game multi allows you to combine a number of selections from a single match into one big bet. Check out the same game multi tab and get building your bet terms and apply eighteen plus begun Hello welcome back to the football post. Costs here on the racy. Post the stop shop for all of your football betting inside it's jack reed with liam flynn aid and perkins on call not have to guide you through both fa cup. I'm primarily action this week all less. Jump straight into things. Lots of games to get thrown. Let's start with the fa. Cup semifinals finals. This weekend on saturday and sunday before we get into chelsea manchester. Let's start with the market. Yes just looking at the fa cup. Outright markets jackman said he. The favorites afford to motogp were surprised by lester. Sixteen to five chelsea seven to two hundred nine to one manchester sixty two favorites and quite rightly. Say they've been phenomenal. Haven't they seized but chelsea the opponents on saturday. Five thirty kickoff on abc no marked amendment on the thomas legal no they are into defensively. The are quite sound interesting about chelsea. They'll have lost two of their last four tough game against portal during the week and city unbelievable last night in the second half to get the job done against short look glimpse record of met five times jack peppers four them and that was all of course in germany but Just in terms of this may city to win an over two point. Five goals in seventy four appealed for me just think city will rotate the bringing the fresher legs and as chelsea looking a little bit better in the going forward. He seems to have finally picked mount putin howard's happy with them to go butter. Yeah i see them having a gulf chelsea but see see city winning the game overall. They're just a better site or big thomas to cool. How did you see this guy. Yeah i think. I think chelsea definitely up a fi. I mean this is of course There's been a big week in in cities quadruple They were not without faults of against leeds primarily igloos not getting more dominant champions league thirty dominated that game against leeds bu- multiple lost to one and they were trailing one now until the fifty fifth minute Against borussia dortmund. So i don't think we are going to be seeing a bulldozing performance f-from from them against chelsea who has said being solid under thomas two-colour the midweek loss to porto was of course result of a special strike for medi today and I was only their second defeat in eighteen matches. Under the former power. Sandra man boss We also know chelsea of being generally keeping things very tight thirteen clean sheets as part of the acid mentioned run so fancy them Too tight this game two extra time. I'll look at the drawer of five to two and then manchester city to win in extra-time eight to one seems quite big price to me. I just think that if it gets to that stage of the game I think mattress city may be have that depth to rotate a little bit more easily than chelsea in of course Pep guardiola team. Well-versed in gone deep into these domestic competitions The drawer five tourists. That bethany will you be opposing the favorites. Hey writing i do think will be a tight game. I can't really get away from winning. It just goes a little bit like they ought the best side when it comes down to it and these games you know all about them of course which fantastic record in the cups and the last few years. I do like both teams to score four to five. M chelsea failed to score in one of the last six that was against porto in matching the week but there were already tuned. Look from the first leg and it was a very late goal. So i mean it wasn't critical that the to go goals in not want and have a proven politics twice last week in the winter palace and mattis had a really good run of goalscoring form of light so i do think chelsea will school but i also think scores. Well obviously i mean you know city. They already time. They've not scored. And i think it's thirty one games. I was trying to before is the is the two nil manchester darby fate. So you know if it's not debroy neuro hazo sort guera that that gets the goals photo marist sterling list. The list goes on really condo and both teams score from eight four. To five is is the bad thing yet. Exciting i fa cup semifinal of course on the sunday's while at half are six of bt sport a wonderful opportunity here called for the less all southampton to reach at fa cup final absolutely jack. A wonderful opportunity was for brenda rodgers. Sagan's mittens them and silverware. I'd say he'll be licking his lips here. Because the did get the favorable draw avoided and chelsea muncie that was huge in terms of lesser. I think that's in the midfield on this much thielemans and indeedy and in the middle of the park for them especially. I've actually seen german at. I think he's a kraken show for any time. Seems to stand up in the big games as well. He scored against united and Actually scored against england for belgium's well and so like him in the market. But i'll be going. I'll be rolling in behind rogers team here. Ls threat seventeen to twenty. I just think too much firepower. Quantity and asset anymore quality less ranks liam by not the perfect few weeks at. I've lost a cup of neuro. You definitely have them down for all my certainty to the top floor a few weeks ago and even that's looking slightly on science and now they need to get back to winning ways here. Yeah i mean. I think those losses to two man city and west town Less risky once again. Missing alamo. top four. They do have a habit almost trailing off towards the end of the season. I under so think. The fa cup semifinals this weekend. Could be a a welcome distraction for the fox's do you think they'll come out on top at wembley i mean southampton Had managed only one win in twelve games before the victory against burnley very sloppy. Of course not three. Defeat to Relegation-threatened west brom I think that the motivation In terms of the saints will be much higher this this time around. Course because i've not had much to play in the premier league of light. Maybe that's contributed to their recent decline And given united southampton. I did overcome austin wolves in previous rounds. And of course go down. Hangs back in the fold so i do fancy them to get on the scoresheet. So for that reason Begun for the leicester win and both teams to score around. Eleven to four I think lester will have too much We've info cheer not knowing goals in six in the late in the line. Jamie wadi up there so thing. Winning both teams to school could be the white guy by teams scored. Five of leicester's last seven matches will of the third vote last rated. Yeah think lester are shown vulnerable or vulnerable at the mini. I mean they. They weren't great against west ham in that. I did come back to to make a game of lights on three to 'em catchy naturally someone who is really really slow. The plight for for for western in recent weeks and as joe said they're non goals in six. I've looked at him in terms of the anytime goalscorer. I think he's thirteen to ten. You know you can't never ignore plays in in a rich vein of form such a big game as well for both teams at wembley chance for for both to make it through to the fa cup final. I am tempted by southampton. Because i think lester a little bit fragile but then a watched at southampton it. The west brom were dreadful to be on raw. Not maybe think is their mind completely on their fa cup semifinal. We're going to see a real top performance from ralph house neutral. Because when they click they are very good actually southampton. But i'm going to side. We lester i think i think the will will get it. Get the job done. They have got the strongest squad out of the tube. It's really exciting games over the weekend. Th already looking forward to that here. At paddy power we want gambling to be fun and encourage our customers to bet responsibly. That's why we offer a number of tools to help you stay in control including the ability to set deposit limits get reminders. After a certain amount of time playing and to take breaks for more information visit responsible gaming dot patio dot com eighteen plus become aware dot org probably action and things kickoff on friday. Sixty the bible eight. Pm it's advocate against tottenham. This one on sky sports call to fairly evenly matched teams that reflecting the prices. Yes adilson everton are twenty. Three ten spurs are twenty three to twenty. The draw is twenty three to ten jerk. Just the i play it here. Probably go with spurs just on the back of one rule this year. Don't block the top go to park their fourteenth and the home side of the property table fourth on the away side. They're they're pretty good. They're their travels with there. Were uninspiring on their trip to the seaside last week. And though just couldn't be having them and saw the spurs win here are twenty three to twenty it just looking at the table limits. It's really surprising. Taught him on forty nine points in avidsson on on forty eight at the goal. Difference is remarkably difference haunting them with a goal. Difference of seventeen evanson. Just three in a as call mentioned that goodison park how has been a happy hunting ground for the toffees they citizen. Nah absolutely i think both of these teams all season long have been quite difficult to pin down. So i'm probably accused the planet safe here. But i'm gonna go with teams to score at eight to eleven in this one. Like i said by favorites in tottenham thing by the really seen their respective european kind of derailed. Recently we saw taught him collapsed in the second. Half of that game against manchester united's united look very shop off to the right but the lost that one three one. And then you've had an injury-plagued evanston side have gone four league matches without a win. So i wouldn't be russians back over these sides in the results market for that. Raise it I would instead like aside back by teams to score. I think the potential return Fourteen go dominic calvert liu into the efforts in line out barney and hans his appeal about About bet by teams scored in nine of evidence. Fifteen harmless games and that betts also collected nine of taunton sixteen away league fixtures. This thing team scores a fairly safe bat at goodison park. Look smart vulnerable. At the back tottenham dot hayden. He had to 'em. I couldn't trust last week against manchester. Not even when they went one nil in front. You just still. I mean that was a game really spring into life when manches night how that goal disallowed Really seem to raleigh united and they came back well after tottenham went in front. I can't get behind either. They soon this might just think you know it's been well documented evident home but tottenham on the jersey marina so difficult to predict. You know you do get some good performances often but then they they really seem to you know go within themselves and look to worry about not winning the match rather than am worried about not losing the match rather than winning and maybe the draw twenty three to ten. It's probably a game devoid in terms of bet. Because i just can't i caught. I'm going strong feeling for either of these two to win it to be perfectly honest. Yeah to tame difficult to split on that. Friday night primarily game. Let's move on saturday in the early kickoff new cost against west time and it's been a really decent few weeks for new costs will draw against And then a really good way and against bud leeway island maximum just changed the game completely a goal and an assist within minutes of coming on the pitch called newcastle. Would you probably say they're safe. Now will therefore to one in the relegation markets. The traders certainly take that they are safe there. So new thirteen defy here again's westbound west summer. Even the draw is twelve to five. Jack now installers if from the baltic to the salk about west time. I'll be saying on this post also week trying to tease all of you into saying that west westtown will get the top four. None of you have wanted to say it all now in the talk. Will they finish the season that there are two shop if you wanna buck them for the top four liberal eight to eleven chelsea eight to eleven lester four to five i would be holding fire on for the top four for another couple of weeks at just injury says starting to stack up for the creswell antonio rice all injured here and i think you can get something and i think it said. Wilson saint maximum. You mentioned maximum brilliant last week with a goal assist jock just gives new costs a little bit more spice and i just think you could get from the game. actually Twelve to five draw appeals to me. I feel like some of the panelists debate bit harsh on west time mris. I'm just looking at also five fixtures leeds manchester united also wolves less than five very difficult games. Three wins a draw and a defeat in that. They've been good the half. Yeah answer to be fair thing. You know that that two to one for them to get the top four and isn't a bad price when you look at the run ins. I mean chelsea some tough games And i mean you look at west. Ham's las fixtures. The thing that i've got so after this new cost so game chelsea the be clash with chelsea is really the only one. I'd be worried about them. The rest of them cause if the plan quite a few teams with little to play for I'd say like the likes of burnley brighton. Azoff hampton nothing. Presume the relegation baffles may be a foregone conclusion but are based on the runnings definitely think they've got sean our fancied them to win this game against new cost. So i mean what we said that we never Bernie was crucial for newcastle. A six point buffer between them drop zone with a game in hand now but And and i think. I don't think they'll be on the beach already. I do think that coming up against a west ham team. We keep more incentive to win this weekend They occupy an a champions league. Place into this weekend's match as you said comfort very tricky ron fixtures winds leads wolves and leicester draw slender loss to manchester united. And i just haven't really be faced by the loss of of michaela tony jesse lynn. God has been a revelation. Jared bobbin Stewardship goes to inform goalscorers up there And of course if west ham series about making the top of the season this is kinda game. They simply have to win. There's no doubt about it so I think it will be a us really in science their credentials and i i can Think like a win. Certainly getting zapped point in the season eight wet teams have deferred things to play for. Sometimes there's more incentive for certain teams. Not as how much do you read into that. Well i mean this this time of year after as it is a time where every guy is crucial. Really for a lot of teams is only maybe handful that you think all in trouble of still still in trouble of going down or push for european place at this time of the where games become sort of for for few irrelevant much less apply for so you know this one is obviously still huge at the bottom on the top newcastle in endanger. Going down west ham as the guys have set of a great chance of finishing in the top four. I would still be wary of west ham purely because in the last three games that have you know starting to weigh three and. La's away against arsenal three loop. Three three wolves. Three was three two and then on sunday against less than three and eleven again. Three two that to me is just a worrying. Sign that you know that. Get the plane. Well for forty five sixty minutes book but things italian often if they keep doing that then they're gonna get found out sooner or later. I don't think it will necessarily be in this much. But maybe in a couple of games. Tom we might see west ham just falling away in terms of that top. Four place i. It sounds a little bit predictable. Decide what the haven't been there and haven't quite gotten that experience of the top competing for the big european places so it might just go against him in the ruining the goalscorer markets in this scenario i like to look at placing form and you just cannot ignore god. He's five to four to score. Anytime is ruined has just been very unpredictable. Own expected goodies baneful west time but every week. It's like he can't score get any does and then set maximum for new custody. The obvious one is well. I think he's seventy-two score anytime he. He makes them so much better when he came on against burnley. As you said at the start the game chinese gonna say so maybe the gore markets open. I would look we. We talk about teams. You have liberals apply for this. Next game certainly reeks of that saturday three pm wolves again sheffield united. Sheffield definitely down wolves cemented to the mid table. So for that reason fifteen seconds each fuel unreasoning eighty will stay with you bequeath yet. I'm going to say wolf swin both hobbs seventy-two like sites again. The i don't think you know will appeal. Wolves haven't been great of light bull. I think that they know that dan wolf swim. Both off seventy six very good very good. Liam yeah wolves to win and under free and a half goals of wolves edge. Fulham one last time out. Twelve of their last fourteen games have featured under three and a half goals given now sheffield united. Played this season concert in a high scoring affair. Call to concise answers there make third. Yeah wolves were just a little bit too short to stay away from this woman. I'm not have about that we path that. Let's move onto sunday games and also fulham is an interesting clash. Call up. i felt sorry for fulham but considering that starts to see it felt like they were right back in the kind of staying up rice But they've just fallen away. The last couple of weeks and the performance is bad. It's just they haven't managed to get over the line play. No that's exactly how. I would feel about them as well. But i did feel a little bit. Sorry for them. Jacqueline the trae ori goal hit the bucket the net and last week. Not just because. I tipped draw. Because i just felt sorry for the by ticket was a sledge hammer. Blow saw the goal by consigning morning again from that cute. I just thought there dan. they're doomed. And i just got that feeling about them. And i think the eight to eleven are still at rs levels of the last seven meetings between the sides laszlo gonna go to sheffield last week. Think are insulated. Eleven is the sound baptist week. Yeah i guess the only so caveat. Hey lamet is also have your reaction. It slavia prague on thursday evening. Don't say that might play into the minds of of a batters wanting to game yet. I don't think it's any secret where awesome priorities lie Going into the end of the season with the slavia prague game of course on says day because it's to show really where also out though not confident of backing them to beat fulham So i think for that reason. Begun for both teams score. nineteen twenty. Two cultures are run a full defeats but they have little to lose these remaining matches radio with relegation but can increasingly sits that could actually make them dangerous opponents. stat in fulham expected to play on the front foot in this one Thing both teams school. It's a best bet gunners have scored at least a matches of leads. Benfica lester olympia. Olympiakos tottenham west ham's mid february And they should have the likes of your second montanelli god on obama yang the tension available for this contest but then of course on the flip side half that tough trip to slavia prague. As day we saw how sloppy at the back. They compete in the first leg of that game. One concede him from that corner. Silas usually expect Respect us not concede but also score team will be the best for me. I suspect a lot of putting out there also into some weekend football aq. Would you advise that or no. I wouldn't actually and again there's a few reasons for it won't been that really austin at the minute m. Everybody wanted to last three at home. Also i i said last week on the the post cast that when teams have got these big european games then have to play the you know the corporate is after it can take a lot out of them in full and without a free week at still massive for them in terms of you know be needing the points in anything to try and get themselves out of out of ninety that you know. They're not the not definitely going down yet. It's still a chance that they can't they can't get out of it at west bromwich showing some real good form beneath them so they know that they really do need to try and get something they sent an are still at home. Hasn't been good. And you're you're the reason i do like some in fulham. Getting something out of it is the their away form. It's been it's been okay for them. They're only lost one of their last nine away now. That was last time against aston villa. You remember that game. They were winning one nil with twelve minutes to go villa then scored three light on so if a sort of turnaround at the end of that fulham could easily have got a drawer or one that match as well. So i like full more jordan. Chance evans in this For those reasons of outlander don't trust us know asked a big game in in the euro league and fulham's need might just be graces. Well yeah no much for arsenal at the moment. Manchester united against burnley's the second game on sundays on sky. Sports if you watched the action and call a big wayne fairmount jesse is the last time out behind the spas on a three one win in the end. The really good turnaround jaakko watching it again last night. It was a brilliant second-half performance. Like yourself watching. Norwich beat huntersville seven. They'll a couple of weeks ago. I was a big grin on my face but they were really sharp with their pants again. Movement and shock jonny greenwood. Fred mcguire puggle all played very well. So this is the game in hand city So i would imagine United way got the job dawn just looking for another one in order to win today. Lebanon and will. I like for the united to win an under two point five nine two four and a choke of anti and as i goal scorers. 'cause i mentioned him against bite he did nothing. But he's very good at can spurs last week and he's seventy two the first time. Goals scored marcus a liam other signs as fluency starting to complement jesse nights it now. Yeah absolutely i mean. They were sloppy. In the first half of that tottenham gambler turned around after the break. That five minutes alone really showed why They deserve To take second spot in the primarily this campaign i think not sober secured now talk four over guaranteed and i think the result naturally the attention. We'll start to drift a little bit. Tend towards the right to league but against burnley not been you know an impressive tool this season. i think they'll get the job done But only one win in their last eight assignments that that said i like In this game is united to win and both teams to score Shade of against I mean thanks mainly to matters. Vedra and And chris woods The claris have gone to school. She each of their loss five fixtures perhaps uncharacteristically of them they recent matches have been Quite high scoring offense so I would like to look at them to get on the school sheep alternately. Manchester united to win the game. If you in agreement yeah. I was doing a little bit of research into this much. In m realizing the bernie gordon. Last five games was a little bit surprise to me as well. Because they haven't been grabbed by i i think they can score but i think united. We'll win it probably wouldn't fatty comfortably in the end. Yeah yet twenty. One to ten. I think with the odds on on both teams to scoreboard united states. And that would be something outlook as well i think. Second half last week against tottenham. We're very very good and Greenwood came on and scored kvant was very good the ruled out and then it was. It was nice to see a dive and had their everyone likes dive and headed out. And that was. That was one of his goals at tottenham and russia as well. He's got a bit of an injury a rash book you know if he starts and he plays in the threat from united. Is there anything other than the united win book. Burnley might just get on. The scoresheet is why might it might be a game two to avoid in terms of a bet a little bit. Lame if i was gonna pick one i would be Home win but to scope. Yeah not as price about that one to monday's games. I'm marine. i know. Go to about being special being on the front cover of rolling stone magazine special winning the jackpot power games not special understood. Jose someone wins an average forty thousand pound jackpot every single day. So if you win. Don't think you'll special daily jackpots. By paddy power games checkpoints must be awarded by let him vary from day to day. I put a shed with other operators available on select games thiessen season. Potty pound dog companies must be able to welcome back to difficult post cost her own the racing post it's greed liam flynn eight in perkins and call monaghan from patty power. This week we want a mondays. Fixture then leads against liverpool and colorado fixture of this one back in september one of the more exciting games the primary campaign liverpool won that game four three out of course liverpool now out of the champions league. They could get the job done against real madrid so they won't be back in that competition next season that got a half to finish in the top four absolutely jockusch looking the top four price. They are to eleven just in terms. This much leads seventy to repeal four to six is three to one ask you mentioned four three and it was a cracking match of the start of the season and I think this team better problems. I just say. I think with this not emotionally drained from the last couple of months that did well against ram madrid but it wasn't to be an ultimately there were beaten by the better side. I liked the look of leads to win or draw the double chance market around eleven to ten. Isn't the score goals for the cause problems and they were impressive with their win against the city last week so i just think there's a little bit of volume here. I'm not to mention tony. Boa when i see this fixture quiet riot lamb signs that liverpool a slowly. Getting back to the team we will used to. Yes certainly Yeah require away off the side to bulldoze their way for the premier league law season but certainly signs of improvement. And i would them to win this game four to six You know did record a huge waiver. Manchester city lost timeout. But there's no downside. Nothing in i was only so i did not game. Lost the shot. Count twenty nine to soar. Any twenty-eight descent Possession in that match bail says men will ecoles wanna finish finishes high as possible. Nfl season back in the premier league. Think champions league chasing livermore could be have more Fall said going into this game and they can't concentrate solely on the top four Now out of the champions league they look as i they tend to corner recently. Not comeback win over villa last time out and o began up against the lead side to Netted skipper liam cooper who suspended from that intercity city guy so are backing away. Win a alan roy. Wear any six of leads. Fourteen league winds come this season. I felt i was real hope to take for liverpool fans out that villa win. Because i felt maybe a couple of months ago. If they were gone behind against viladot game would have really run away from them but they dug deep and managed to find the win. That can only be pleasing. Yeah from to postpone was watched the match. I didn't think actually thought live good. First half against aston villa would probably unfortunate behind and then in the second office. The game went on. Actually villa. were looking at the more likely to to win the match and then sort of a no wechat unexamined ronald pulled that brilliant finishing in injury time and that you know it was it was a really big win for liverpool in terms of the top four then on on wednesday night against real madrid. Mischance cost liverpool. And it's been it's been a case of that decision at times has been quite a few guys. Overhaul of the expected goals have been in favour book. The haven't taken clear chances in the match. And you know that that will probably be one of the themes of the season when liverpool. Look back on it this game. I remember the tony by all as well from all them years ago. Mid-nineties not five. Not six and it's it's a fixture that you know. He's a is one. That's had some really high scoring games dan. The years there was a full three in a roundabout two thousand while really five one i think. Mark viduka scored four goals adds shine. There's gonna be now. Of course this once again. M i i can see what. Sign about the double chances. Well eleven to ten. Because i think as will cause liver problems especially after liverpool of had the two game against real madrid emit wake maybe the goal score markets again is is wants to look how massalas in great form but the shot. It didn't stop. I pull against raimondo. With think he'll probably come into the side. He's been indecent form scored against arsenal twice and got the winner walls as well before the international. He's about five to four to score anytime. So i'm unsure how the game's going to go in terms of an overall outcome by like the look of justice school at five to four anytime guy. Stop his is a really big week. In times the top four actually would go some big games in a none more so than chelsea against broads in chelsea car in faith put behind west ham But you'd probably fancied to them to win this call. It's worth noting before we preview the next few games chelsea of course play on saturday so Maybe a little early to to make firm predictions on hand but we can at least give the listeners. Stand yes chelsea or four to seven bright minds to draw three to one remember chelsea involve against monster energy stopping Wimbley pitch players always leg is always a little bit of a hangover efforts. There may be hope for brighton. Together pointed rent. Three to one. But i would be. I would be waiting to see if it goes to extra time the ethical semi on saturday. Yeah waiting for the fa cup game to be complete before you start Having a look this day yeah. Yeah absolutely bombing. There's there's also look at potential goalscorer in advance. You know just christian pulisic intriguing statistic off to that two game. He was fouled eleven times in that context. The most defending chelsea player since two thousand eleven So he's a very tricky playa. He had three shots in game Sean target school. Bryce of course against crystal palace's wells recently If you're looking for goalscorer batman may be policy which against brockton. Kyw united again. Obviously you know we'd probably would be waiting until after the semi final before making a decision on 'em i think you know if chelsea what's to to bake city they're go into a higher after getting through to the champion's league semifinal loser second game against porter so double chance brighton. Draw thirteen to ten. If chelsea were to lose it might be on a bit of a downer. Might be one probably stay. Clear of certainly certainly would wait until after the chelsea semifinal is finished before making a decision on it. yeah definitely we've got to similar Taught games on the wednesdays. Well taught him against southampton at six at the past eight villa against manchester city. Colin is difficult to be looking at two games ahead. But we'll have a quick gone I'll combine the twos. Give me all your favorite bet for each. Yeah so my favorite from each well and four against how to reverse league fixture. It was actually a five two win spurs go against last week so i think the anytime goes core market makes sense as well as over three point then. The villa ant man city match the city to win to nail made more sense. Because they're made more sense to me with no greenish buchan. Just i just haven't been scoring goals at home bar. The tweeted guns fulham yet it. They've struggled a little bit creatively. Elaborately lame without greenish. Yes yeah. I mean absolutely i mean i was actually going to go for an ollie watkins. Thirst or anytime goalscorer. Bet i mean that game. Because i think there's a bit reliance on him and the miami twelve goals free assistance term Scored in each of their last two against eliminated liverpool. Save may be worth looking at him in the goldcorp market when prices are kind of Come out after that the weekend matches in terms. Best now hampton. Maybe i'd tottenham winning that one thing you know. Southampton's incentive is gonna much of asia than in the fa cup tie an. I felt win. Twelve at the sixteen away premier league matches seasons and not being particularly good on their travels. Either adam yeah. I think taught him to win the match against southampton night the attain obviously Talk expected to to get the win at her. And that would be. That'd be my best have to saddam that having the fa cup semifinal in the in the city villa game always. It's at villa film. City am i cannot see anything other than city. Winning it away win. One-two-three city to winter mill. Thirteen to ten is called just mentioned. I think city control the match. They want to make sure that the two one defeat to leeds with just like a minor blipped the titles. Virtually there's to win filler word against liverpool in the you know what can scored so you know. They may have a little bit of a go at much to say about sixty to win. Tonight will be my bet. Thirteenth sent yep analysts in agreement with them fixtures on the wednesday of course. There's lots of nfl action. I'm sure liam on his colleagues we looking into your poi ready hosting off in the both times of playoffs out of the relegation scraps college. You're taking anywhere else. Yeah will come with uaw-ford afford fun to win Eleven of the last thirteen unbelievable and this isn't a wind up jackpot. a bomb withdrawn obama. Seventy four caught the eye dash beat norwich one other the season of one four. And the ben's going well but born withdrawn obama at seventy four on. Ps it's not a wind up in rates away to it has to be sadly about year. Yeah dalvin into europe. As you said a a thing on-track frankfurt be my team of the season. Really they've just been Just being fantastic on the second half only one of that previous seventeen matches of one free on the spin against dortmund belly and volksbank and that we have a full spags really crucial in the rights of the champions league places See no reason why they can't be very inconsistent borussia moenchengladbach side. This weekend will be out without that. Come on and go keep again summer. Who suspended and They will too allow her to believe nas amount so frankford to be back and then in spain i look of the to be associated ads They may only be one place separates in these team in early season but severe be much the better side recently The may be playing away from home. But i showed defensive grit In wins Winston the l. che rivals era lettuce and lollygag highflyers atletico madrid. Recently so severe to beat celsius at on frankfurt to be a rudimentary clapback a tease outside of the In fa cup action. yeah championship game for me. I i said nothing. I wake in the In the bank. But he didn't come in they. Didn't i lost weight. I like forest at home to huddersfield am forest unbeaten in four and they're evens to beat huddersfield at home field seem to be had in well. Not quite in. The relegation makes the pick up that. They've not one in las to hunter bomber last week last five six games last five games. One hundred field so fancy forest to win at home against Against sodas field evens. Yeah how does it feel satiny and he said you were in the relegation scrub as you look down with rotherham. Three against other games at hand there. He on on hottest failed Everything i've seen a was defensive. Saad and hottest season Let's get onto the naps. This will not be be to type of the naps then. The strongest bet from each of our panelists put into a trouble in on the potty pao website. Full you old to a look at karl. Start with the yeah. I know the lions will be into this but to eleven for me. I just suspect we'll be morning. Trae origo a sledgehammer blow after last week against the blades are going to stick with this week. Snow the i limb. Yeah i'm going to bet is to beat valencia. Bettys in contention. We've row societa out for top five spot. Legacies in fresh from a hard-fought one one draw of atletico madrid They've only lost once. They lost eight matches being really impressive. Highly sergio canales this season So i should be confident. Be in valencia team with only leap winston nine the season. And yeah i'm gonna go out. Let's go madrid's aiba. Athletico obviously in the in the title hunt at two to five at home against the struggling eibar team at eyeball complete outside as eight to one. So i like athletico to win to two five three strong fancy that also baptists and athletico madrid in trouble on the potty power website. Well we got through of games there. Thanks to aged lame. I'm dole so call for that inside if you having a bad this week. 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Manchester & Madrid Prepare for Derby Day

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58:57 min | 8 months ago

Manchester & Madrid Prepare for Derby Day

"Welcome into the espn afc studios in today's edition of the show alongside. Craig burley on sebastian salazar. Great to have you with us. We'll be joined in just a little bit julian laurent and looking ahead to the upcoming weekend in spain. Big matt between let me go and real madrid. but we'll start by welcoming don hutchison and his lob to the show and turning our attention to the premier league specifically the manchester darby. Look at the table tells us just how big a match it is to team separated by just one point in the united ahead of city. United five points back. Your league leaders city six. Each team has played ten matches so far this season craig just feels like a game. That's perfectly set up for manchester united. They're in a crisis They're playing a team that we know is going to have lion's share possession. They're going to win this game aren't they like they always do. And then a conversation next week is going to be about how these players always come to all these rescue so semi crisis because the virtually picked up some good points in the premier league particularly away from home but the difficult we not by starting poorly then finishing strongly and know the question was. Could they continue to do that. Well the stately couldn't and will they had a horrendous first half and then the most grandma at the end and you know we talked about not such a hot team to protect the united for that reason but the last two games united beaten set the set you have completely dominated. I mean just played them off the power and lost and born expect and it's different tomorrow in terms of the ball possession for mindset. Debate the big question as as continous achilles heel of the seti site that when they're in possession they get the cotonou figure out the sloppy defensive aspect of the game the half defects and the other side of the game. That's quite sloppy at teams as a nest might sound strange as the final. Because if you look back at those united games if you look at the tottenham game where they lost recently the trying to walk the ball into the nee and if the if they're really more you know if they're really put the hammer out final. I think they can win this game quite comfortably. But the longer they leave it where united the game the more chance a marcial who we think or rush or something to that cavaignac and running behind and potentially get past the myself. I think the run for my united is over in these. Darby's went tomorrow don. That's exactly it right. Just the concern for manchester city. We know they've stabilize things at the back but in the attack men just seventeen goals this season nine teams in the premier only have scored more than them and no expect on. Saturday was the case if not season season before they will wallet been teased by. Ab wofford comfortably. Beaten teased by sixes. Sevens falls fiso a prolific at the end of the pitch in this fixture up. They've struggled massively. I mean kevin lebron's doesn't score this fixture him into doesn't score in this picture noel. How zeus plays over the score in this fixture was vincent company and such guera ones long gone and one will probably be on. The bench began. So i think over the years i think I think this guy depends on the field plaza think road. We've got massively important role to play and they're going to have to be really really disciplined. Allow the front four to try and win gun win the game. If you can book on the council we know how money you're not going to be defensively solid two months out the bowl dominate the boom seventies. Maybe seventy five eighty percent possession and in spring on the council. And that's always hurt city. So i used to think over the years. The liberal fixture was the one that give nightmares now turned to the money because they are so unpredictable and pet looks to study a do homework do extra homework on the opposition play. No one knows how you're not gonna play. The sat game was at the west game where they go bostock. The pitch at bumped off the pitch at times then won those games so that just ridiculously ought to try predicted. That said it's a nightmare game. This chocolate we talk about this manchester united squad really we. We talk about the inconsistencies. We focused so much on the manager. About what about some of the players. I mean the likes of mcguire won the soccer rochford. We could throw greenwood in there now. Even the hair like these guys are not performing right now at a so called united level are there. They're not listening to we. Continue to question Or they're gonna socia- tactical ian thinking in some really justified in doing that but you looking for individual performances and not getting them outside of bruno fernandez who continues to be without question manchester. United's best player. You sure one. The soccer expos against i'll be leipzig. Maguire again i thought he was. He was offline culpable for the third goal. Decisive goal against leipzig. The here has been inconsistent for a couple of years. Now that's the huge consumer. Whereas i think of last season united could have relied on on their front four Too often the likes of russia and greenwood had task. Richard against leipziger himself. They've not been a shop in front of goal he'd come to expect them as a result. You get these inconsistent performances. You're not sure whether they're going to be greed or paul. Craig gotta get your reaction to some of the surprising comments. I guess we'd say from all honor sauce. Jack has says they're getting better and better. These are comments after the champions league crash out. He says he sees the consistency. That everybody else doesn't see. I mean what do you make of it. Well managers say things when they're trying to protect the players when the trying to protect thrown jobs and the criticism that comes with it. There's been some reports in the uk and some of the newspapers that the board they'll happy with them and progression. I mean there is this progression than we can regression. The next is that progress. I'll put it the all new. We united come close to winning the league this year as at liverpool and said to capitulate josie right. They're not going to do it by their own consistency. So now i don't waiver my opinion on the they're going to have to make a to reappointment some point whether or not you know that we can feel or whether it's three months six months i think going to do it so i think the losing grown by just keeping them in charge by statement off the result and i really see settee. I think he's taking munster. It took control of fixture again. We've seen them up. Played off the park for long periods by sick we saw west completely outplayed them in the falstaff and should've had the game wrapped up. Its set you after to lay down one's against bundling fulham and really stopped authority on league again instead lou lever poo and chelsea possibly. We are here and we're going to pick up momentum players coming back and put down a marker against this pretty average man united site. That's what in to do whether they can do a. I'm not sure. But i do feel that professional about performance. Then we've way too much particularly depart for this united don. What do you make up because there is something to go on here. I mean they won. Four straight in the premier league with the wind depending on results could be a top four with a game in hand when the weekend said and done. Yeah see the consistency will know say really doubt i mean people might say it is consistent when you lose goals and you come back and winning. You can't keep doing that forever. That was my feeling when i was at west palm in the weekend stole. Watch monday night the week before. Saddam didn't they can't string back to back wins together and it was you sitcoms citing on the westbound game thing and well the lie drawer gazzara lose against west palm and beat leipzig although steinmann lose against lives that's top team mayo and it was no surprise to turn them over. The manner of the defeat. Surprised me. I thought you would have been a lot more competitive. The three to. I think flatters united because could have been five or six so i authority by where the consistency isn't where the making progress. If you've been out the champions league into europa league dante for our weekly almost daily question here on espn nfc should always start. Pop up in this match. Listen to know what's on literature because against west palm in the first forty five minutes. I set in commentary on standby shock as being there and craig's and we've all been there when manager deliver the team half time and he has a right go every single player. He makes two changes off time and he says i couldn't take it any off pulp from in my opinion wamba soccer against west ham used only player. And then paul byrne second off turned into a genius and not and it pains me to say because monday night. Copy a one man team but my all. It's all about finances. As soon as he came up the pitch everyone come alive rush come. Allied marshall didn't really funds to the game. But you one or two runs one matter the same. They just completely different side when he was in october. The answer yeah no should we make a bet like stevie did no. I won't get more money on either. There's no point. But the answer is no and i'll tell you why and what we'll do is the only we will see poked my opinion we came as in desperation right. You cut off hamilton. The field against a city say that are going to dominate the bowl. That are going to shift around quick. Because he's a defensive liability right so he's going to have dogs. Sitting there is going to have to put the fred's in the march and the mcdonagh's that are gonna walk and get the upper hand. Then we might see paul pogba because a desperation thing was. It was desperation. Leipzig played the first half is said he played the game waste. Tom wasn't at fault for the their performance but he was one of numerous guys didn't play particularly well in the foster won't play because you can't be trusted. It can only be trusted to come on. And try and save the monitor's bucks when the get and beat so i will be shocked if he styles weekend purely because you know tell you well let me put it one way. Pep guardiola would love more stops because he cannot go and close the volvo right. It makes bud decisions and makes but this is an panel box with the rash challenges. It doesn't get close to people. And if he plays a omic easier for seti to the ball around midfield shock. I see you nodding. What's your take on pa listener. I think poet pablo is an incredible incredible talent. But for me things have to be good right. Things have to be all going as for you to see the best. Ultra poor pub and i think egypt has a chance of that and right now. He becomes a distraction so until oregon socia- on february. I consider poor part by your hair till the end of the season. At least and you knew that you have is focused between february first and the end of season. I don't start him. And i only use them in desperation as craig. I'm slightly contradicting myself. Here because probably an shows gone by upset you know for some of talent and all that talent. but i'm slightly disagreement. Shocker here. I think what was it was afraid. Free to use the check. Talent was a distraction. No but you said he's an extreme towel. some. I used to think i don't think he is. I just don't think he has any more master. Renaldo kevin debroy now the all these guys. They're extremely talented guys. Pitch up and do every week. An extreme great talent. If you're on the bench for fair man team that was one in trebled. Yea this so. I don't think yes. I think he's morphed into the category of just been a good player and he's a bad player in teams. I'll give you that when he goes and plays for franz and stuff. But i just think he's. A good player is not is not is not a great player but possibly could be if he's a desire better but i don't think he's in the level of a lot of the players around europe. I really don't think so don. It's an interesting debate. One robert chimed in on a couple of days ago Rob mentioned that he thinks plug was still is world class elsewhere. Do you think still world-class dont no time. Because it doesn't do every single week old close up is the guy said. I think we all recognize when we look at all over. You look when you think if you really wanted to be one of the best midfield players in the world you could be a when you want performances that to indifferences. Count him as one of the very very best. Because you're not sure what you're gonna wanna play against him because you could run and make the pitch and defensive. Es crank set it gives penalties away. He's he's ill disciplined other weeks. You can turn on and be brilliant so you can't be well class. You can only be world class if you don't do it most weeks and you all perform into a very high standard and a very high level every single week or close to that. You can't be you can't be a one in three one in four one and five player and still having a conversation is he started at the weekend. Compensation news world class where he's going to be sat on the bench agreed. Are you know. I know we're talking about at italians. Because of his age in another star you know spends time on the bench. I completely on the same page donayre with i. You don't talk. Kevin debroy is he. Is he stopped here. World-class you're in. It is going start for the game. Yes no it's not even a story but let me put it another way when only gonna scott goes to bed tonight. It's not the pope. Pope was there because he knows he's only going to bring them on in desparation. He's worried about the medfield. He's worried about tommy. And fred mutzich not worried about mcguire defending and letting wealth and one bassac going forward is worried about the hia and mistakes word of all these players not worried about. I wouldn't think he's worried. About paul pogba because pope was enough to fall from. Play them against waste tom because he burn. There's a race. He's going to knock we even when the bench label bring him on from desperate. That's where he is. He's got other things to concern themselves. Abet source guys know even bothered me arreola coming up and they don't many canterbury not gonna save his job his job getting results so polk was. There was the if he needs them right. That's what he's done whenever it is needed him whereas injuries or losing halftime. A might not bring him on in may help me. Doesn't trust them the game. Don't see any difference we can i. Let's leave it there on the manchester terrier attention to a real quick to sunlight studio by the. We have told you that before now too close to you of all the complaints in his sunday leaders spurs visiting palace. This is kind of one of those weird one. We're runs for jesse marino isn't it. Because the onus is on them to be the protagonist and we haven't really seen him do it. No one knew one. They won't want no not a game for the neutral. Listen there's no right or wrong way to play this game right no right or wrong way no matter what people say and everybody has their own ideas. I want to see us swashbuckling football and last but most people want to watch. But there's no right and wrong way of getting results right those ways of entertaining but as an entertainment business owners. That result was business. He's done has been excellent has been excellent. I think we'll try and do this. Immigration policy strenuous seems. Why would he change. he's not changed up to you. Know i mean might have five or ten percent more possession. The but i think we'll try and stop policy and who have not been in good form but did get a very good result against west brom site the struggling but try and stop palistan her looking for points and then i'll try to counter. He's not going to change Don't miss tomorrow's show where. I'm sure we'll discuss a full ninety minute. Performance from paul pacman. Just wonderful he wasn't in the manchester darby. Previous record is any indication of what you'll get Craig year back to discuss says well from the upcoming weekend across europe. Hi there this. Is julie foudy host of the podcast laughter permitted. And i'm here to tell you about our sponsor ally first of all if you're still stuffing financial documents into a filing cabinet. I am here to save you or perhaps you're still waiting in line at a bank now. There's a smarter way. My friends do your banking online with ally anytime anywhere. The name is the mission. Ally is your financial ally. Let them make your money. Work smarter while you get to play which for me means more time to surf and hang with my sometimes. Adorable kits visit a. L. l. y. Dot com slash savings to learn more ally bank member. Fdic athletico madrid. I rounded forth in. The table is the head towards their showdown saturday. Real madrid will be the home team for that one. Six points back of their in city rivals. No surprise the papers. In spain focusing on the athletic side of the robbery. Ask quoting coca. We go without fear into the derby. Markelle quoting the goalie. All black let the end of the match with among other things competence and you understand why because they've been rolling them late. They've just two goals in league play so far this season which is actually the fewest among any team in any of the so-called the big five leagues across europe. They're also riding a club. Record unbeaten streak in la. He got twenty six games and asked this week. If athleti are indeed the title favorites and spain's intervenes. it down. he said yes and apparently the odds agree at their evens. Right now To win the title for more. We welcome hundred moreno and julian. The ron paul start with you. I don't want to call it a must win but say can't lose for real madrid. If they do lose they'd be nine points back of this squad that has we just saw his rolling right along and the with a game in hand as well. Don't forget about that. And so yes you cannot lose this game if you around me and i appreciate the fact that caucausian know black are saying things like we're going to this game without fear we're going to game with confidence and faye and will and all those things you should should you're leading the league and you're doing so by playing berry well by scoring goals by being solid defensively by making us safe here and there were no like needs to make it. You'll see a team that is in full control and full balance as to what they do on the field my only concern about letting commodity in this case it would be yes. None other than the agency. Melanie and the approach that he takes in this game if he goes back to just being defensive and try to somehow hang on as best as he possibly can and force his team back rather than allowing his team to go and challenge to go and attack ram and see they can keep up. i think. that's where athletic omar it gets in trouble yet. Do not show fear. Do show confidence get after. The grandmother is a born rebel team. Even though they've shown some signs live. But i do think that those signs allied come from the fact that bruce which were afraid of rarely. If you my they you do not show that fear you get active and see if they can say with you jules. I know it's really early in the season But do you see this madrid team. Blown a nine point lead. If they are able to win. I mean this feels like a a a potential title decider a lot of ways in many ways for a few weeks. Now this is what is really. And and i think if they don't lose tomorrow with a game in hand like i mentioned to think it would be in such a strong position. Of course depending games to do they will have to play remedy again of course ambassador now again and the few other tricky especially if they go find the champions league but certainly in the way they're playing now the confidence they have that solidity you you have to say they win tomorrow then highway ahead of them really because they have the depth in the squad as well even when they don't have too many injuries and if they can just manage everything to to win it but are these rights simonian has to go for a remedied out there for the taking even be severe. Who again. We're very cautious against them. Even if glad bar. Who really look scared. I think they have to go for them and and definitely taking sarah attention just for the moment into barcelona not specifically what they're doing this weekend but really. What champions league could hold for them because it is not a pretty picture. Here's a look and of course. Barcelona finishing second in their group. That's pummeling at the hands of is mid week. Here's a look at their possible opponents of champions the murderers row by munich manchester city. Psg liverpool. bruce dortmund Even chelsea in there as well and of course As things get hotter and hotter they get hotter on the seat of ronald kumon. There's the The headline from sports as the criticisms continue to rolling around this Barscelona team hollow when we look at that list of potential opponents. Voice is not just enough to say that barcelona probably underdogs against most of those teams are probably significant underdogs against most of those teams. Aren't they and if you believe in the probabilities. And you're telling me that the most likely scenario would be for by munich. That rivaled start crying. If you don't even show up forget about it you have no chance. I just think about salon right now before they even consider and think about what the future is a champion asli. They have to sort out what they are now in the moment. How do we look like a team. Let's start there. Let's look like a team. I this will get a team. That has some structure. There is a planning place and this is how we gonna go about playing and these are the objectives that we have in front of us right now. Forget about champion seed. Just try to win on the weekend. Start there and then maybe to build but until you find a sense of actual team effort team grew when you have an actual planning place and bad plan is it's actually executed by the players out on the feel been. We can start talking about barcelona second tender until then there yes underdog and they're hoping for the best but i don't think they're gonna get it because when we look at the teams that they would play. You're exactly right. So not only are they underdogs by my goodness by munich. You might as well start crying right now. If you're on a fan jewels you look at that list. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say we could get to march and barcelona out of contention the league and in champions league as well people think the seat is out on ronald now can still get a lot worse. Definitely the only positive. I guess is still plenty of time between now and when those last sixteen games would be played at the end of february and the beginning of march and and maybe with a bit of or close being very very kind to them they might be transformed and who knows maybe memphis could come and change something. Maybe every garcia can come and change something maybe we play maybe messy would and maybe they will learn how to defend between now and the end of february or maybe not but certainly right now. It doesn't look like a good picture from kumon to individual performances by the product. Because he's not all on the manager of course he hasn't been very good season. It hasn't been very good for a long time really at club level but he's also on the players and he's not kumon defending the way they did in the last two games for example at least now kumon who offensively struggling as well yeah. Of course the formation speak. I don't think and we said it many times under showing the right one and certainly sounds like the players don't agree toward anymore with four to three one but the only little glimpse maybe few fans that you can think okay between nine the end of february. Let's hope for the best and that may be. Maybe something happened. That make these simulates. It'd be better than they are now. I know what it's of messy spirits up. He's a finalist shortlist to further the fee for the best award for two thousand and twenty seven dollars ski rinaldo and messy. Three finalists they're jus. We had a similar discussion on our website. You one of our experts. That voted for espn fc dot com below door. You didn't vote for levitsky voted. For manuel noriega. Explain that live mazing season and it's not the first one that he's been so good however i just thought no. You're in those key games. In the champions league especially when it was newly joining the semifinals against psg in the final he was that he made the difference he made those huge saves really kept he steamed in the game. And let's not forget that him but he didn't score in the in the final score late in the semifinal when the game was already want. So i also think that. No you're play. The huge fought in this in this season for bio munich while over noah to play who picked six years ago like he did in those years thirteen and fourteen winning the champions league with thirty in the walk up with germany in fourteen and where he was the best and best keeper in the world by far but also one of the best players stop in the world and then you went down here and then go injuries and there was doubts and he was certainly not at the level that he was in those years and yet he picked again. And i just think that's so. Resurrection is incredible. And just for that. I think deserves the balloon. Also because apart from lead yes she no other goalkeeper one. I'll i don't think anybody would be subscri- surprised if levin wins the best award but i wanna ask you something from yesterday's show that came up because we don't really see messy and rinaldo in finalists for these awards and they don't win at eleven of the last twelve years. One of those guys has been the balloon door. Do you think that aras over. Do you think either one of those guys will ever winnable on door fee for the best again Either one of them either. One of them question. I i still think there's one left out there for one of them And and i think we have to be very careful that when people vote for this awards. They don't amish messiaen rinaldo for the standard they set for themselves and so they said well eighteen score this many goals as compared to the ridiculous number goals that they scored the year before or they didn't have this sort of impact or that sort of compared their own standard not understand their of everybody else and when people start voting in sort of that line and they started saying well. We're tired of message to somebody else. That's a slippery slope for me. That's not the case in this year's competition because romy yes lemon those keys well deserving of the award if indeed. He does get it as for ronald on messy. They deserve to be finalised If indeed i was voting for this i would go for levin those keep and while jules makes a compelling argument for mino noyer also have to look at tally of the year and nas does the semi final. The final the champions league. I have to look at everything in the balance as wide may bio munich team that it was and of course minority certainly said the nucleus of that and it said the core of that by eleven. Those is the guy that when you think by munich and you think the attack you think the goals easily one that comes out. He had a tremendous year individually broke all sorts of records or himself. I just think that right now. If i'm picking. I'm picking on donkey but i also do have one more go at it. Between the two one will win one more also then announcing their shortlist for the best manager of two thousand and twenty honsik click jurgen klopp and The finals choose. What do you think the else. Getting included in this final trio muscle bellsa of course Like of verse even if he has never won anything apart from the championship last season the second division lead. I just don't think you should be really less. Let's be honest. I think if you look. I even someone like colin up with. What an incredible season with severe. Who really took severe up to the top among the best teams in in spain again winning the europa league the way they play where i think he certainly deserves to be there for flick and club. There's obviously no debate there for bureau. Size pushed out one illegal ali be elsa flick klopp who you taken flick. When on last season. I via munich champions league winners and the way in the manner in which they did it. I don't think there's a doubt here. I love your club but if indeed we're looking at the whole year yeah for me. No doubt about it. i'm going to go with. Click a plenty more justification from jewels on his pick. Manuel neuer over on the website. The full article on espn nfc's twenty twenty five door. Here's a look at the odds ahead of mls cup saturday. Night between columbus crew and seattle sounders sounders. Getting evens to win. What would be a seconds. Mls cup in a row for more. We welcome in welcome back. I should say allen moreno to the show awesome bad news today for the crew. It's starting to pile up there in the midfield. No pedro santos for the last cup. No darlington nag me. Straight up can can crew win this without those two guys while not with that sort of attitude said and indeed i think yes. It's a huge loss or the columbus crew. This are not riffled player. This are key contributors. This are indeed big big big holes that are created by the absence of federal scientists and talk ninety. There's no getting away from that. But i would say i'm caleb porter and i'm addressing my team tonight or whenever he's addressing the team ahead of the game i would say to them you know what. Why are we even showing up. Why are we coming. Why are we going into the stadium because the whole story now has changed from is being at all my feeling good about ourselves because we're home and how strong we have been in the playoffs and now the conversation is not about now. The conversation is about how we're going to lose because this guys are not here and while they have been important to getting us to this point. You're the ones that are left here. And you're good enough to take us all the way to molest up all the way to win in this trophy and if you don't believe that don't show up tomorrow if you're not into win it if you're not gonna come here and really truly believe that you can change the story and takes. The rhetoric changed his story lines and now the media has created because of this positive test. Then don't show up tomorrow but if you do show up tomorrow then you have to give everything that you that you can or your teammates or the city of columbus for yourself for your family anything less than that. We will not accept in this locker room. If you show up tomorrow you better be ready to go. If i'm caleb border. I'm going emotional. I'm appealing to the emotion of my players is not the tactics anymore. Yes we can put out a game plan but they have to believe that they can do this. Even without those players being on the field i e columbus side of the story of the seattle side of the story. What a run. It has been seattle force down big late in the western conference final gets minnesota and they clawed their way back into it. I it was Will bruin than i already. As then gustav svensson adding up late game winner. After this matt bryans semester. Says he didn't know how they did it. I spoke to him yesterday and asked him again. Have you figured out how it is to manage to make four final the last five years. Well even look come back and win that game Live reason sub brought on hewlett number. One were great. I mean whatever you re on you want him to impact the game will ruin starter this off. You know major impact right away score that first goal you know. The team felt that millennium ship. And you know once we got the first one. I knew there were more than the game and you know we were very fortunate to score set piece goals. Maybe working on set pieces. You guys all know that pieces are very important. If one of those five percenters get your team to win a couple of extra gangs and all credit guys never quit part of the mantra club. Never ever give up there will it was a. It was a very exciting exciting soccer coach. You are on the verge of a repeat last time. We had one in the galaxy. Two thousand eleven two thousand twelve but that was a different analysts. We haven't seen one in the better part of a decade. Why do you think that is. The league wants berry. I mean it's it's i say this all the time it's getting harder and harder and harder waited in the level of layers. Choose money. I mean getting way more difficult. Do win and be consistent. So we're not taking this as granted coaches the easy questions l. Let's get to the top ones the brass tacks. Your contract is up at the end of the year. Do you want to be back in seattle next season. Does it bother you that. The contract hasn't been resolved yet. Because i'm focused on the game on saturday. That's my number. One focus in it will be talks. It'd be ongoing talks. I wanna be in seattle. A believe they want my staff myself but right now. The singular focus of this. Love mr win. The title are had one more question on this topic. Anyway one of our former colleagues here at espn now over at fox. Alexi lalas kind of prompted a debate. He asked the question would brian. Schweitzer be successful elsewhere. Do you think you'd be successful somewhere outside seattle. I don't think geography has anything to do with one's ability to coach for s. That's best ranking coach. Always appreciate your time. Always appreciate your candor and we'll see on saturday night thanks again. You gotta love coach. Schmitz's there what do you think about the fact that seattle hasn't officially resigned. This guy. i mean you can't ask for much more from brian. Metzer kanye and the longer this goes it. It feels like ryan schnitzer will be position of law leverage because if indeed seattle is able to win. mls cup against the columbus crew. Then i'll tell you who's in a position of power. There of course is brian schmidt. How can you let the guy go I i don't quite understand why it's taken this long. But i'm not surprised either because let's look at the situation in toronto where as much success as greg vanney hat. That contract situation being get sorted out into the point to work right says says guys. I'll see you guys later. And i'm probably going to land on my feet somewhere else in prizes that i'm going to be really excited about. I'm going to be able to call the shots. And and i'm going to be appreciated for the work that i've done. I don't think seattle sounders one to be in that position branch. Mets that has been very successful with this team with this group with this organization. And you continue ride bad as long as you possibly can one of the things. We talked there with coach. Metzer was the recent. Mls cup history. Now this is a little bit less than recent two thousand eight ali. you're open eagle for columbus. Guys won the the two thousand and eight. Mls cup baucus all bad. Say oh good you were good. What happened to me once you started playing. Pick up soccer with jokers like me So listen we know that the the upcoming pick the upcoming selection might be just a little bit biased. But give us a score prediction then for saturday night or it's very biased absolutely biased wild. If i think about this in great detail or i look at the look at the possible nuances of the game and the tactical approach each team. I have to say well. The idol is going to win it. Dad when i think of the columbus crew i think about my heart and my heart tells me like alumnus group and they can change the stories. What i said before changed. His story focused on that change. Rhetoric changed in store a lot. You focus on bad as a player for the homeless crew. You're going to have an opportunity to win. Now mind you. You're going get an against the team. That knows how to blame finals. And that has a lot of talent on the field. So it's gonna take every bit of after and every bit of good performances individually and group for the columbus crew to win it but i'm all about columbus crew on now against columbus crew. Here's the other thing that i tell you about columbus. they were on the verge of leaving columbus. They were on the verge of going on austin and what a comeback to win analysts. Go here at home. Absolutely a save the crew coming full circle right thanks. Ali columbus seattle mls cup. Two thousand and twenty saturday night. Make sure to check out our website. Plenty more coverage in the build up to and of course following. Mls italy continues to mourn. The passing of footballing legend paolo rossi nineteen hundred eighty. Two world. cup hero passed away this week. At the age of sixty four they see some of the headlines sports summing it up simply for always craig still with so shocked. But we'll get his thoughts and just you were telling me nineteen eighty two really your first world cup experience a fan at least ten or eleven year old just watching and seeing all these great players. I'd never seen because we didn't get the pictures by them was holiday any soccer on tv particularly from from other countries in europe. But the game i remember was was rossi scoring a hat trick in this game here against a fantastic brazil side in a knockout stages and the game was three two. It was a terrific game. The socrates zico in deir in junior. And of course great italians say and polaroid was just a belief from had a three year bonds for a much fixing scandal that was reduced to two years so ends will basil. Could pick them so. It can fly italian team. And i just remember him as this great portrait of goals. Of course the final daily the great when when he's running away given all out. That was the foster world cup. That i really remember. I remember watching that game in particular brazil vs italy because it was so many great players on the field and of course pro rossy got hot track to knock out that brazilian team Rossi won the golden boot the golden ball and the tournament. Yeah not a bad. Summer's work there Shock you always say that nineteen seventy eight was your first world cup but you obviously would have been paying attention in eighty two. What do you remember about rossi listeners. As coming from it's almost by default to you adopt brazil as the national team that you follow for the international competitions so from a brazil perspective heartbreak seventeenth specially with argentina. Gone on to win it. And then that eighty two team and how talented. It was still referred to as the best team to have not won the world cup or the expectation around brazil going into that tournament. Even all the pre-game expectations brazil against italy. How how one sided was going to be and then upsets paolo rossi on his hat trick. That craig mentioned for me also. It was kind of my my first exposure to that kind of strike on in the six yard box kind of striker as instinctive as clinical as he was on how the ball always seem to find players. Like like paolo rossi. That was an education for me as as a young fan despite the disappointment around brazil. An unexperienced that. I will never forget the very least a performance on an individual that i will never forget of course a hat trick in the match against brazil couple of goals in the semi final against poland. And then the opener in the final against west germany. There you see. Many career accomplishments paolo. Rossi passed away earlier this week. At the age of sixty four. Never know what's gonna happen on extra time. Craig here giving shaq some goalkeeping lessons. It looks like at least. Just you know little technique show on twenty. Get things done twenty five years too late for my oven net. We got some proper good stories out extra time today didn't we. There's always a good story something. Just choose not to shield them. Sure to check it out over on the pfc youtube channel. Thanks to you. Thanks everyone out. So today's show next time here on. Espn see their body. Walking into this edition of extra time craig. Burley ends bashing here in studio his with this as well. I know on twitter. I promised you don hutchison but don pretty big deal. I guess me bothered her. This time amazes me still because some people these days after all these years haven't figured out that we're actually will. Sometimes the question is are towns. Townsend the questions to be honest because the so bad start actor time with iran. We don't get the bill because the questions are so bad and so stupid all the time but some of the time but some fog figured out yet the answer a question. It was sent as t. has not bring off topic to discuss right. No question about like does that. Confirm rinaldi's decreased after his goals. These the master and the boys are answered. The question an offer these boys but going this question whether rinaldo no. We're answering the question. Not difficulty young stunned. Do you know what. I mean Well as if it is it. Is twitter tough place sometimes. But not today. We got lots of this our first question. I hear it's someone's birthday today. It's really something these buffy summer. Yes definitely but the question seems to hit it. St what are you guys gonna by stevie to celebrate. Another year of him providing us with moments of entertainment. I don't know he would know. Come on you would see them. The golf season's over so why events. I don't like i know fisher was by a lot of both the adult knoll. Always me five bucks. So i don't care shocker. Do you care about steve's birthday you seemed to be laughing about forty eight young just a look. Look look it up. We teach saving. I'm at home. i'm not. I'm not gonna see tv for a few days is fine. I was just laughing at how we're talking about. The craig says he owes me five bucks. Can't confirm december. The eleventh shock was do we know the year. Is that Well that's what we have to say it but doing sixty one. Because that's on these goof on his twitter handle still active. He's right choice. Not because he doesn't know how to log on choice dangerous on in this case all right What worries me. Why view and nobody is still on. Because my wife will has both the and she just over sale by people presents. What would what do you get the diaper while we are Any money my wife to my next question. Gentlemen which achievement is harder to pull off slot on scoring goals. The highest level in four different decades ninety two thousand two thousand ten twenty twenties or gdp keeping clean sheets over the same period of time oles sees it via goalkeeper again. I didn't send the question. It shocker do you want to defend the position. is is is hard to defend given that we've had other goalkeeper pose play into their forties. But i can't think of humor. I mean there's a company played into the played out into the forties but not running around in score goals. Yeah and do do. When do we establish yesterday's extra times. Well goalkeeping as the hottest position in sport all of sports. Yeah psychologically everybody runs around. He stood then. You go even when the game's gonna one more visual they're brought chaka house form away away and then can't see. I can't see. I've seen go keep doing this you know. I've goalkeepers during the games on the net and getting a drink Tell me that's hot possession. Have you seen gotta stay hydrated. And that's important. You have to sit fully hydrated to play opposition goalkeepers goalkeeper as somebody who's one usually toll. I'm very generic here. Must've i'm i'm using the scada going to some these usually toll who tries to play field and figures out that the just not very good and so the courts normally it puts them back and goes a very young age puts a pair of gloves on this impossible to drop the ball like spiderman on. Hold on let me just say seventy. Let me just see when. I was in college when i was playing in college. And we will be behind that we couldn't school. I used to come out and play on the park. Nine how goals to my name strike opinion college aged. That's legit whenever you're struggling. Imagine that coaching decision. You're looking you're looking at new goal. I'm looking at the question. The question no. It's not go bring followed. Push sucker ha. You need a goal. we will We'll get shock right. I love this next one. Which player divides opinions the most among the experts. Espn afc lukaku. Pug love or rama's it's got to be. oh listen. New crowd koku right that divides opinion. I feel like everyone's on the same page about at this. Point and roberts is just like a steep rambles. Yeah almost defy opinion a little bit. Because i can see where steve is coming from because he was a couple of the guys at least a couple of the guys. He played with liverpool. And they're great lipoprotein with very good readers of the game the lawrenson hodgson's in an os and we got them selves. Good possessions would as roma's gets himself bought positions and then hostage this on drastic. So i can see where he's coming from but that's not to take away. The is one of the game. So i don't mean look coon yeah. I don't know but you get the question. I don't divide opinion in a show. Deliver it distribute. It just agree agree with us. Sure what show you've been watching Yeah shopping you think. It's a cockatoo. I think we all kind of feel the same about ramos and put it is as a good footballer. Just happens to play an defense. But he's not really a good defender. And i think that's kind of generally we all think we all have similar thoughts about about pogba. Lukaku was one who we kind of more in disagreement about. Yeah i'm just set for. I don't know why but i just i just sat here from shot was talking fought. I just had this spot. Come over the optic christmas and new year. i'm going up my game in the nasty stakes. Really yeah so you've been being nice recently. Is that what i'm talking again. Why don't know just shock agr just comes over me and i have. I have so many questions. Y- y you just randomly saying you know was a christmas tree comes down. I'm to be really not. Don't alaska either because things that come across so many questions as well as you do. Yeah i have that a on this really. I have the fact on a lot of people would seem on this field. Said the same. Ali said the same it's there's no divided opinion. There find comfort a home cooked. Yeah yeah really popular. All right next question is for don. But he's he's too important The question was how does it feel to win or lose against your former club. Does it feel different than routine winner. Law shock what. What do you say extreme when you win. You celebrate like nothing even even after the times you play against your clubs and you win and you kind of walk around and sympathetic applause or the you know nice to see again nonsense you dress through my new celebrating like nothing else on and on when you lose is the is the exact opposite. It pushes those reactions to the extreme craig. What's it like being a young player and trying to stay focused when you get a lot of attention when in your career. Did you start to get a lot of attention. However you want to the thoughts come into your head and they'd be kind of go some nice. Yeah i i suppose. Many stop playing for the national team as well. You know plan regular for the national team playing in tournaments and unstopped. Boy you know. I think i didn't come into your team when i was like sixteen seventeen. I mean some of these kids do not know particularly germany. We'll see and jude. Bailing them in jirina dortmund than the others. Jadon sancho things twenty but It seems like a an old mine. Not so i never have back in know that really weird renews often meal. He played sticks didn't yeah module not pressure. I remember i went. I wouldn't don't chokes to london when over sixteen years old a left home in scotland done. They're not i you know. I was just an apprentice. Could handle plan level. These young guys playing up as not age. Just mentally and physically. I wasn't ready. I mean that was skinny. Kid wasn't strong enough for so the kids don't change these young says a more mature the fetter. They'll look bigger than just more ready ready. We won't ready. You bet a lot of different managers so next question feels like it's perfect. What were the most bizarre tactics that one of your managers ever employed during a match bizarre the United states famously rolled out the three six one at the one thousand nine hundred world cup. Scotland played a sexual. Not not when i was playing in the last few years. A six four zero and lost. And i felt sorry for the manager creek win because lots of teams no played with a strike for he tried to on the lost. He absoulutely smashed by scores price. Anything come to mind Stories like that didn't brandy before the game. Yeah that's a tactic. Not not home really. Oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah. Did the guy play well or did did it. Was everybody and do the team play. Well after carmen might have been more than once as well. It was really golden longtime. And i'm not given away which monitoring voice but that's coach. Who's a very famous coach. I must admit couldn't imagine though. Could you seriously we'd go before the commend for the war from the warm up. Seven or eight minutes before kickoff. Go yourself ready. That older slopping and people in the box and chicken hans in washington reveal the best and then there was all these glossies glasses. I never know if you're pulling my leg these what you'd put the nets of broadening brandi and these and you had a choice. Okay yeah i was free so i take on the first time. I'm hearing this story. But i have a feeling a newly manager. Was we love to discuss alvarez needs. I have a sneaky suspicion as low as well as i can tell you you're correct another sneaky absolutely absolutely correct. All right let's Let's finish that. one off. Air shocker should dean henderson. Takeover firmed as manchester. United's number one. We didn't talk about it in the show but it is a Source of concern for a lot of night pants. I i think if you're going to go and do it from the start of the season and let them kind of grow into the position right now. I still think the here is a slightly better. Go cuban dean henderson. But i think that trending in totally different directions. The he gets games unexperienced. I think improves. Whereas i feel the hair is slowly but surely regressive if we have questions more just before we took an oath school manages this guy. Jimmy smith is no longer with us. I died last year. Ed shock played from israel. Coaching for portsmouth shock was What a fantastic these talk about having little drinks before you go out and all that you just wouldn't do no not condone silly things own. But when i was at darby gem satan me from sale to and i went to darby. We come enough through the game and we'd lost. I'd have gems safety chains and shovels said to one of the stuff change. Change the most shower shave wide. The perfect said the biggest block. Fiber lose really honestly. They've taken us. It's definitely something. Why would lose. it's life. it's the windows it's tie-ups did they. Change the titles once once he saw that. But you just don't do anything. Shock last puts question for you. Why did they stood guard. Forward get so much criticism for delaying before his goal keepers. Do that all the time says eric running down the clock is not a bad thing in that situation. You chuck what did you make of. It wasn't running clock. I was show boating asked two or three different really unless as i said a set immediately after it happened that have been trying to beagle. Nobody bat an eyelid. Everybody's fine with it but you know we just kind of respect. Different ways culturally so in germany. That's the reaction. I is anybody to change on strike. Went round the up right. So he's just him. Only goal walks up to the goal line. Light literally walks around the thing he did on baqi lit over the line to to school. You know it was shovel will take you know. I was a reaction by the goalie. And a of defenders after your gut fun shock. I must admit that would that surprise you. Many things you do surprise us quite frequently here. on the show shocker. See len thanks today. Goalies is easy. Yeah jim smith watched it change the professional with drinking before going on the field. I refused the right. Well okay i think you. That's not what you said like five minutes to help believed that for a minute. Time is not the play details Let's see what they're for today. Thanks to you. Thanks to shock we will. Of course be back tomorrow. Dan back in the hot seat so sent him all.

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

Loud Americans Discussing Soccer

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

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

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GSMC Soccer Podcast Episode 172: Worst Premier League Game of the Season?!

GSMC Soccer Podcast

1:33:34 hr | 8 months ago

GSMC Soccer Podcast Episode 172: Worst Premier League Game of the Season?!

"I want to know the latest and soccer. Then listened to the golden state media concept's soccer podcast m l. s. is the world the premier league. We've got you covered. The latest update hottest matches news on the league's top players. It's the golden state media concept soccer. Podcast a listen. Thank you for tuning into the gmc. Soccer podcast brought to you by the gmc podcast network. I'm your host steven melendez. And i'm going to be bringing you the latest and greatest and soccer news from around the world. Welcome back everyone to your favorite soccer. Podcast i am happy to be here with you guys again We finally finally have the group stages ending of our european competitions. We also have seen some Dud week of domestic weekend that we had it was pretty. It was pretty doll. Not gonna lie but we're gonna be getting into of that today So let's just talk about what's going to be discussing today show with the first part of the show. We're gonna be talking about the champions league wednesday matchups and then of course i'm going to be talking about the draw for the knockout rounds coming up seeing which teams are in pot one two and you know what interesting matchup leaking get in the knockout rounds in the second part of the show. We're gonna be talking about the manchester darby dud inc as well as all of the premier league match ups. That happened this past weekend which honestly my opinion were. All pretty duds but You know we're going to be getting into all of them and seeing. You know exactly what happened this week in the third part of the show. Where and we're talking about the you broke the league. Same thing with those groups stage With that group stage coming to an end we're gonna be talking about all the match ups that occurred which teams got into that final Into the round of thirty two in which teams you know failed to make it there and then of course we're gonna be talking about which teams are the favorites to come out on top and punch their ticket into the champions league for next season and less we're i'm gonna be skipping. The fi fa world rankings. Top ten this week. And i'm going to be talking about just the top ten teams remaining in the champions league. If you guys have been listening a couple of weeks back. I mean actually. It's probably but cup like a month or two back. That i i did an episode where it said which teams i believed had the best chance of winning the champions league so i'm going to be reviewing you know which teams i talked about and then giving my like a refresh top ten after what happened in the group stage of which teams i believe are going to be making it Or at least which are the top ten teams in the champions league so far. So let's get right into today's show with the champions league wednesday matchups Starting with ps g. versus istanbul-based. Sexy here and as you guys should all know if you know unless you've been living under a rock. This game got cancelled their. I guess delayed because of the some racial slurs were uttered by one of the officials in the on tuesday and the players. That don't wanna keep playing so they walked off. I believe it was like twelve minutes into the game sold. The they canceled the game at least four tuesday and they postponed it for us wednesday and they played it from you know the time that they let it off and they continued to play and i i honestly i mean going into this game was no longer. I guess i would say nervous because obviously we know manchester united failed to draw against rb lives. Chicken give themselves a chance to get into the knockout rounds and for psg now all came down to can they make it. Can they leave the group or will they do have draw or lose to is then bull and you know be second rounders and being popped to which honestly it still matters because if you're in pot to you're you're most likely going up against one of the top teams in the competition in the round of sixteen of the knockout rounds and honestly as psg fan. I would not want that to happen. Because i i just i wanna make it far. I understand you want you need to be challenged because eventually it's going to happen. But in my opinion i just wanted us to you know. Get a little you know. Maybe not an easy matchup. A not a bioern. You know a liverpool man city. Give me possibly about lantau. Take borussia moenchengladbach. Who knows but we'll get into what teams are in which pot you know later on in this segment but for now let's talk about this game and and psg absolutely dominated this one. I mean they had nearly seventy percent possession. They had twice as many shots. They had nine shots on target. And i'll tell you what this was the game where you saw neymar and mim bobby absolutely dominy. The competition i understand is them bull there. The you know the turkey team the turkish team. They're they're the worst in this group and they haven't been playing that well. I usually i give a little bit of credit to those lower teams that even though they're losing. I didn't really feel like assembled. Had any sort of momentum in any game i know they defeated manchester united once. And that's where they got their own. I believe their only points of this competition. If i'm not mistaken. Yeah they have five losses aside from that negative eleven goal differential not the worst but Pretty close to that so Yeah they just never seem to have any sort of momentum in this group they were obviously out from from a chance in the europa league for a while because they were putting a group with rb leipzig in manchester united and of course. Psg so it was the the hopes for them. Were slight even when this. This competition started and obviously this is kinda like that nail in the coffin or just for them to know that. It's that this champions league competitions too far away from them But they're obviously still really good team but they just couldn't couldn't put together but you get hatrick from neymar you get two goals from imbaba. His first two of the champions league campaign Incredible even say that but it's because he actually just got the he was a young. He became the youngest player to reach. Twenty champions league goals Ever in the history passing lionel messi by believe about a year. If i'm not mistaken. I remember seeing that on bleacher report but I mean it was. It was a big time game. Or you know the psg kinda like solidifying themselves as a top team which you know when you go up against these teams gamble you need to dominate. And they did. Just that. And i was extremely happy to see it Because i'm confident man. I mean after after those fewer league games where we lost the manchester united. We lost our be live. Schick it didn't it didn't look good. I was to say the least. I was a little scared. I wasn't sure if we if we had it If if that earth funeral that final appearance was a fluke but after winning the last three games of the competition. All against rb leipzig. We beat man united and and of course obviously now istanbul. I feel good against any team that we go up against in the knockout rounds. Because we got anymore. Mim bobby and now there's talks about them possibly wanting to resign with us and i mean obviously it helps with this whole pandemic because a lot of teams have lost financially. But i don't care. I'll take it. I'll take a win wherever we can take it in. And he s year winning big time lately Next game we have up alonzo verses imax with atlanta. Getting the win one two zero. I saw it happening this way. I thought there was actually going to be more goals. I mean of course got a laptop. I ask to the best offensive teams in this competition so far and i thought ended up coming out on top. It was just. I was leaning towards that a lot before. I was previewing this game. Because i just felt like they had more. At least they've been to the to the you know this group specifically because they pretty much came back with the exact same group from last season as experienced the losses the they've gone through the knockout round so that they gained a lot more experience and you know they brought out all of all the big guns they had Saporta they had goal scenes. Surprisingly they didn't have a was it. Bubble gomez in this game or illicit which is extremely surprising. Considering that this was if they lost this game or i believe you have. It had to be a loss. They were been out of the of the champions league they would about. They were to drop down to the To the europa league and that would have that would really hurt and while i actually brought out all their best players they got. They had todd out there glossing. They had Tug the fico own. Nana they added a lot of really good players out there but In the end came out on top and and really it just goes to show that they have more like a better team in the room. In the in the midfield certainly helped christina a back line is obviously know extremely good but it was lewis moody moody hill totally butchered his name but it was lewis moody the colombian striker off the bench. Who scored for a belinda. As he's done ever since he's come to the squad like he's he's honestly the best bench player in the entire world. I don't care what anybody says. i understand. That's you know that that's a big time thing to say. But after he scored in almost twenty goals last season off like primarily off the bench he just continues to show. That doesn't matter when you put him in. He's going to impact the game. You know offensively night in night out and just did it again for the lanta and sends them into the knockout rounds. Huge huge game for him. And you know big time win for the of for them to go into the knockout rounds next we have buy in munich versus lokomotiv moscow and munich casually. Win this game to nothing to have five wins in six games in the group stage. And like i was expecting Before this group even started byron munich. We're gonna absolutely dominate Honestly i could have easily seen six wins in six matches but they got a draw against athletico which will have been one of the better teams in this entire year even though they didn't show it too much in the champions league did go through of course onto the knockout rounds which will get into their game later but Yeah barring me just dominated this game and they want to nothing. They got a goal from and another one from trooper. Molting which. I always hurts me to see. I love jubal so not really. It hurts me. Because i feel like the she could've kept them. He's such a great striker. He worked so hard for his teams and and he. Just he's doing the same for byron munich in this game. of course they weren't gonna play all of their top players because they had to have to worry about you. Know saving guys like lewandowski's tv. I don't even think they put. Yeah didn't even kim making a fossil davies. Got some looks because he hasn't been playing that much all season. I believe he's been dealing with was an injury issues but regardless by munich. Take care of business. They are lead. The group lokomotiv moscow had a chance if they would have Gotten a draw here or a win. I believe they needed to get They would have been able to get into the europa league but your byron munich market. A let any team. Just you know go with these and of course there was it. There haven't lost the game or the hit yeah. They haven't lost a game in the champions league in a long time because even though their winning streak ended at thirteen. I believe which is just ridiculous in the champions league. No less they do continue to. I mean just not loose. Because they've at least drawn or won a game in. At least i don't i don't wanna say a number because i don't know the exact number. Maybe they'll they'll show it here But i don't think they will. And i don't know they. They won't give me that that crazy stat but i'm sure it is very high But yeah barring munich win get three points move onto the knockout rounds next we have real madrid vs mooching gladbach who Honestly it wasn't guaranteed that they were gonna make it into the knockout round. They needed to take care of business. And they did just that Dominating borussia moenchengladbach. Who have been wrong. Most of this group stage earl through pretty much throughout the entire group stage marching brecca. Been like the best team i know. Most of their goals came against shakhtar. Don't ask just could not solve boom his team at all. I mean losing. What was i think it was like ten one or ten zero on aggregate between the two games but gathers this game real madrid thoroughly dominated them defensively. I mean a marching gaborik. Only had one shot on target all game and we were doing pretty well offensively as one. They had two goals in this game. Both from careen benza. Early in the first half which not surprising me. He's their talented striker. He's the man that's gonna get for them and he did just that he he scored and got them into the knockout rounds and then out in the lead the group i mean there was times that they were third or i believe even even last in this group is he was looking really bleak. I'm sure i've talked about this plane time. I live with a real madrid fan. And man he is he gets. He got depressed when when it was getting really bad for them When they when they lost a shack tar don't ask for. I believe second time when they've lost when they lost a motion gladbach and he just he couldn't believe it and he just felt like this was like the era was coming to an end but real madrid saved themselves. Get the lead the group even if it is just barely doesn't matter they get the leading the group. They're starting to play a little bit better. Even though in the in the league. I it's it's still. It's still a work in progress there but They won three of their last. Four games in the champions league are looking very good heading into the knockout rounds. Next we have athletico madrid defeating rbis ellsberg to nothing and this was a game where rb southward had a huge opportunity to upset ethical and make it into the champions league I'm not sure when was the last time they made it there. Because i do not remember rb. Berg being in the champions league knockout rounds for a long time so that would have been a huge accomplishment for their club but the quality of athletic madrid is just too much. I mean they got a goal from hermosillo in the first half and then yanni roscoe who him coming back into this team certainly helps them offensively as well after spent a year in the chinese league. it's just overall this team. Was you know a lot. Better even though rb salzburg's certainly had way more shots at eighteen shots compared to act. Let the go seven however only two of those eighteen shots were on target so it was solid. Were certainly getting opportunities. They just weren't being efficient them weren't really making any sort of weren't making block really work and at the goal of their best players at luis. Suarez out there. Jau felix owl laurenti carrasco. Lula goal score And they just were the better team. It's just the way it is and rb salzburg. Despite you know putting their best efforts out here and and really looking like they had a chance. It's just. They couldn't get the the goals they couldn't get the shot you know they. They just didn't bring their shooting boots. Unfortunately in had only two of their eighteen shots on target and had more possession. They're passing was better. It just wasn't their night in athletic. Just barely make it into the knockout rounds. Because i mean if they would have lost this game. I mean it it would have been. It would look extreme. It would have been really really bad. And after losing that first game to bar munich terribly. They were able to not lose a single game since then to draw two wins. Three draws just gets them enough to move on to the knockout rounds But they need to do a lot better moving forward if they want any chance to win the champions league next. We have manchester city versus marseille. And like i expected there was just no way meant marseille. We're going to be able to put in any sort of effort or Just weren't going to get anything good to really get any point against manchester city marseille. The way they've been playing throughout this entire group stage you know has been terrible. I mean the the worst offense in the entire competition as they've only score was it two goals the entire. I mean we'll be much better but marseille negative eleven goal differential because they just and those two goals only came in the last game against. I believe it was olympia. Coz and even with olympia losing their last five games. They lost all five of their last games. Including that want to marseille. They still digesting off to get past marseille. And have i believe it was because of their Away gold you know like the they got. They got ahead an away goals by our marseille and marseille needed to get at least a draw here and it was just not gonna happen to me nancy. You're just way too good touris- sergio guero and even though gonzales got an own goal late in the game Just to kind of sum up the way marseille were playing this champions league And man city pretty much went out with their with their team. I mean they didn't. They will fill folding zack. Stephan started at goalkeeper. Nathan act started at the left back position. it's just they just bernardo bernardo silva played. They just didn't have any of their top players. Gabriel zeus Rested same thing with kevin the brewing jog selo It just wasn't a game. That matt city were even trying to win because it didn't matter even if they would've lost the team they still would have had the lead leading the group but even with that man city have way too much talent For marsa really hang with and they move on to the knockout rounds and convincingly that even though honestly out of every team they have the easiest group so if they wouldn't have gone through it would have been an absolute catastrophe for man city in that project. They got going on there so they move on to the knockout round next. We have inter milan versus shack tar. Don't ask and i'm telling you the opportunity to right. All the wrongs that had happened early on in this competition were there for inter milan. They could have scored. The goal gotten through to the knockout rounds and had a fresh start. I mean they had twenty shots to shack are seven. They had more possession and more shots on target. Even though it was only four of the twenty shots were on target shack to only have three and they still couldn't get the goal could drew with shack tar and that's the end of inter milan's european competition because they don't even get into the europa league. I just this is like beyond insane to even think about. Because i had inter milan which we'll talk about later but i'm just going to say i had them as my tenth best team to to win the champions league this season and they don't even qualify for the europa league. Like what is the. They're making me look bad out here. It's ridiculous and the it's a zero zero draw when your european competition lives are on the line. It's just it says a lot about the club and honestly don't this job is hanging by a thread. I do not see how he lasts the rest of the season. Especially when you look at it. I mean yeah. The third and insignia. So i mean at least. They're doing good there. They won three in a row. But it's just my god like you crash out of the champions league don't even make it to the europa league kinda makes feel a little bit like how lots you'll did in the europa league group stage but it's just like after inter milan did last year. How they played all the way to the europa league. Final got second and said ali chest behind juventus. And they do this. It's just it's terrible and they honestly deserved to not be in the europa league because they did not play anywhere near their level of quality throughout this entire group stage and last in the group stage we have porto versus olympiakos. And even with the loss bianco. So we're able to get through even though they probably would have liked to get a result here to to assure themselves a spot in the europa league they didn't really needed but you know still poor till dominate them to nothing make it look easy. What was what was the. i mean. they didn't even have that much possession but olympiakos had one shot on target. I it was kinda doug game but still porto got a penalty in the first ten minutes scored an extra goal in the seventy seven. Th minute olympiakos getting a red card from Rueben tomato just kind of adds onto the trouble for them but they are off to the europa league and are looking good but just quickly. let's talk about Which teams are in pot one which are in pot. Two you got byron munich. Real madrid manchester city liverpool chelsea borussia dortmund juventus and psg and pop one one pot to we got athletico braschi marching gladbach. Porto ab- said via lots ceo barcelona and live schick in pot. Two now i'll tell you what i think that comes to mind. How impressive it is. That the Bundesliga have four teams still in this competition. I mean even premier league have manchester city liverpool chelsea. So they have three ryan getting missing a team. Now they have three you got lots. Co was lots lanka to do. So even they have three but wounds league have the most teams still left in this competition And it's just it's very impressive. I i to say the least But yeah that's we have some pretty interesting match ups that we can see. I mean he has g possibly getting drawn against barcelona would be incredible athletico. Even though i wouldn't want to see it. I'm telling you wait kid. Let me get those teams in the in the round of in the quarter-finals first round. Let's start off easy. Let's get porto or or let's get sylvia even though i'm not going to I'm not going to be thinking. Any less of sivy. After what i saw against from minimum in the europa league saint lot ceo. Just don't give me barcelona athletico. I don't wanna see. Just let's wait until quarterfinals up for this segment. Make sure you guys stick around. Because when i come back we're gonna be talking about the premier league dud of a week and that we just got And see what's going on over there. Are you looking to get your college football bags looking to get the latest news on your favorite school steam. The diaz mc college football podcast is your ticket to all things college football. Join us as we talk college football from the national championship. The college rivalries the bowl game to the heisman trophy so which converts is the best. We've got you covered for the big ten as ease the big twelve the pac twelve. Acc and in between download the gmc nc college football podcast on itunes stitcher soundcloud. Google play or anywhere you find podcasts. Just tied diaz nc in the search bar front. Welcome back everyone. If you missed the last segment we talked about the champions league wednesday match up and then of course a quickly talked about what tinder in pot one in pot. Two as the draw. Nears this monday and now. We're gonna be talking about the manchester derby that we have this past weekend weekend. And of course some of the premier league match ups that we also had a you know we also have a couple of going on on sunday. Jazz might have already watched by the time you listen to me but Let's just get into what we saw this weekend. Which honestly were a lot of duds. There wasn't a lot going on. But let's first start off with that manchester derby between manchester united and manchester city. Where we saw this tvs two teams that at the time. You're expecting. I mean the the two of the best teams at least quality wise. You're expecting these are the two of the best teams in the entire premier league So you're expecting a very exciting match back and forth. You know both teams giving it their all but will we got was just disorganization. I mean no togetherness from either team. In my opinion. I mean like the first half was a lot of manchester city. Second half was a lot of manchester united. I might have forgotten about the other way but man this. That's just how bad this game was. It was something it was easy to forget. And i don't remember the exact number of that that they had said. But it's like the it was somewhere around like the eighty third Match that ends the eighty like the eighty rematch streak of Goals being in of having goals in manchester derby. Just a goal is dry. It's it's the worst i've ever said. It's the worst result you can have in soccer not something that you would ever want to see and i mean it's not like these two teams didn't play like their their best players. I'm going to go through the lineup for you. Guys real quick manchester united had really the usual starting lineup. I mean actually amin. There were a couple of people that weren't there. Marcio wasn't there Who else i mean. Edison cavani you've been seeing a lot lately. Isn't there But you still got dav dea. Who has been out for a little bit. But he's finally back Had luke shaw harry. Maguire victim that often aaron one asaka in the back line. You have fred. Mix scott me tommy. Kind of like the holding midfielders and then up top. You have paul pogba for some reason. He was on the left but throughout the game. You see pop complain a lot of different areas. But it's just with the whole like issues happening with him and his agent and and him saying he doesn't want to be there and like i it's been going on for a long time but it's just really ramped up him being in the starting lineup. I feel like you always got a. What is it like a greer like you always want your manager to know what he's doing but it's just a it's you know with them crashing out of the champions league. The pressure is as high as it's ever been on ole gunnar social are and i mean. Yeah so us. Paul pogba on the left made you got bruno fernandes. Isn't that number ten spot. You got mason greenwood right and of course marcus rash from has been probably the best player so far this in the early parts of the season playing that number nine position so i mean i usually prefer i mean. Of course i think i believe marshalls injured. Or he's on the cove list or something like that but usually they'd use him up top. You'd have marcus rash from the left. Obviously bruno fernandez always in that ten spot and mason greenwood on the right. Even though i prefer edison cavani. I believe he you know he's much better overall for like the team. They go with this lineup. Here and pull out papua's still an extremely good player. He's gonna go wherever he goes. Go to top club. Either and believe he's linked to row madrid or juventus. So i mean obviously he still has incredible talent. So it's no it's like it's bad but on the main city side. It's kind the same thing. They kind of all of their best players yet. Joking. selo ruben. diaz johnstone's who have been a great a center back duo there for them kyle walker to finish up that back. Line of course. Edison between the sticks. And then you have the fernandina as the holding midfielders and then front four of gabriel in the number nine spot yet riyadh martinez on the lead on the right ryan sterling on the left and then of course be best player on the team kevin de bruin in that number ten spot so you had all the top players. I mean the amount of quality that. I just talk to you guys about like that. I just mentioned to you. Is you know any team in the premier league. I mean any team. Because i mean there are some teams that are clearly better than these clubs right and she's like it just. It boggles my mind that this amount of talent can put up the kind of performance that we saw this past weekend. I mean it's it was terrible. I mean there were some opportunities for manchester united. I mean they had that one on one chance in the box were look. They got the penalty. It was like a toe tap. Really i believe it was ruben diaz who who hit marcus rash for'de but it was just like such a light tap of the timing. I'm sure like in real time. You know it looked really quick and probably hurt. But that's such a week penalty Luckily it did not go through because there was a An offside Barker's marcus rochford was just slightly. Offside before that so. Luckily that penalty wasn't rewarded. Because it was so weak i feel like it would have been such a terrible way for that this game to end or this in because that would that would have been the only goal in this game and it's just it's just a lady because i mean man city had some opportunities. They just mentioned that. I was able to get ahead of those shots and and stop them from really putting up anything but all in all both the seems had two shots on target eleven shops to on target for many united nine shots to on target for man city. It was just. It was just such a doll freaking making game. I mean i don't really know what else to say about. It was there was just nothing going on. I mean manchester city and continue to have clean sheets. What is it. They've kept three consecutive clean sheets against or at least manchester. United have kept three consecutive clean sheets against man city in all competitions for the first time since nineteen ninety-five. I guess that's one good thing to look at it for manchester united in but the thing is man city a failed to score in two consecutive away games for the first time since twenty seventeen. So it's just like their life. Both these teams seem like a shell of themselves. It's like even with them. You know they still have a game in hand. But their eighth and ninth premier league. I mean if this game certainly looked like they were playing like a mid table team at. There's no reason for me to feel like the way they played in these games. They should be any higher than they are right now. A look at some of the teams ahead of them. I mean everton strip for sure the way they're playing early on this season you know they have that early lead and they've kind of faltered a little bit. They got two losses and a draw in their last three games. So they've off obviously dropped some points there. But i mean you look southampton. I mean. they've been playing extremely well. Three wins and a draw a loss in the last five games playing really well and west ham. Four wins in their last five games. It's just incredible what they've been doing. And of course. Leicester city chelsea liverpool tottenham. You're talking about some of the better teams in the premier league is just but like i. There's just no reason that. I feel like manchester united man city should be in the. I mean the top five like really like it. It's it's really bad. it's really really bad and manchester. United only the goal differential dominating the competition nineteen goals for Seventeen allowed for manchester united for a plus two gold of french and fermat city. It's not much better. They've only scored seventeen goals. That that offense that attack that you you know are always talking about like the that. They're one of the better teams in the in terms of attacking tire world. That is brought up so many times about manchester city but the way they're plane so far it's the they're tied with crystal palace leeds united in terms of goals scored and they played the same money games or no united nicely one more game but they played the same running games at crystal palace be played one more game than aston. Villa scored four goals and the same thing for manchester united. I mean the thing is their defense is also playing extremely poor. But you look like you usually see manchester city like amongst the top scoring teams in the world and obviously in the premier league and they are was clearly there less than seven to eight. They're tied for ninth there titled they're tied for tenth the for the tempest often to team in the entire premier league. It's just it's just incredibly poor. Start to the season for manchester city and obviously manchester united as well and even though manchester united have been on a tour starts before this draw winning four straight games or what was it. Four four was a five in the premier league as we have one two three four it was four gives they also they lost to arsenal which i mean that another. That's another thing where it's just like how are snorts bad right now. It's really sad to watch what are like. I was so high on arsenal early on in the season especially with them getting thomas birthday but then it's just it's just been a horde show for them this year and getting getting a balmy yang. You're thinking oh that's what they need they need you know like this type of season. I was expecting from them if they hadn't resigned bombing if he had left and you know they would have been trying to put something together but then getting all the transfer targets that i was expecting them to get like pertain bombing and they even brought in a willion and even with all that they're still playing so bad i know i'm getting off target get just. It's just really really crazy. That they're only seven points away from relegation but either way. i mean. We saw between manchester united and manchester city. It's just. I hope we don't get that at all anymore. Against some of the top clubs because this was the match of the week like hands down because you look at some of the other games. I aston villa. Wolves west ham leeds. United newcastle west. Brom i mean. There's really nothing i mean. We'll ever everton versus chelsea but even that one it was a one victory for everton and that one goal was a penalty because of the one of the one of the only mistakes. Edward mendy has has made so far in his chelsea was debut season and other than that. There was nothing else that either team did. There was a couple. There was one chance that looked like that Everton we're gonna get another penalty. Was it covered. Lewin was called off side But like i mean really this man. This manchester derby was the game of the weekend. And for good reason whenever you think manchester united vs mattress city. You're expecting fireworks are expecting you know even even like physicality. The first yellow card wasn't given until like sixty minutes into the game that makes me feel like there was just no intensity in this game either. I like this game literally had nothing because even if okay fine you're going to be a goalless draw fine like like if you tell me before. I watched his game. Oh this is going to be a goalless draw. I mean my god okay. At least give me a fight here and there. I mean these are two rivals like at least give me at least give me some some elbows ear in their. Gimme a yellow card. Maybe i mean obviously you never want to see a red card. You don't wanna see a player get hurt or anything like that but but but still. Just give me some physicality something. Where i could just be excited with what i'm watching but i'll tell you what the for for both manchester fans like manchester united fans. Immensity fences must have been just like like bleeding of the is just. There was nothing good going either way. Even though man city certainly had a few chances where it looked like they were going to get a goal but man united. We're able to get a block and a nice defensive save here and there it was just it was still just such a boring game to watch because there was just nothing to look forward to absolutely nothing so With that i mean they just you know. They're playing the way they you know like the way that they are like an eighth and ninth place team so terrible terrible game from them however the the aston villa and wolves game was had a little bit more to it Aston villa going through getting the win one. Nothing over the wolves who i mean have just haven't same thing for the wolves they've played they've been playing extremely inconsistent this season. I was expecting them to be battling for european competition spot but but their twelfth place. They've lost three of their last five games including draw in their dropping so many points their defense has been terrible. And the what what's been more like glaring has been how inconsistent their offense has been. I understand they're missing their their talisman striker raul. But it's just like they have so much more talent than just raw wool aiming oriented a great season last year net. Toews good john with daniel was who who else is on their team. I mean i guess any now. Let me to nelson nato. I mean the mistake. He made late in this game to give us in villa on and ten men aston villa side at that a chance at a penalty to take the lead. It's just honestly it just makes me feel like he's in the right spot and he might even drop lower because i mean after that kind of mistake and and it's not like he's been playing that good this season i mean he can get dropped off the starting eleven of the wolves unless they don't have anybody behind them that you know that can really be an option. But it's just. I remember saying when when what is it when davies just made them look like an absolute like youth academy product in that champions league game i said. He ended his career with barcelona there. Now offer who was who was it. Mcginn probably ended tomatoes run as a starting player for wolves in this game because he made them look so silly getting by him and then he broke once wants. The ball gets by like that. You're in the box. Don't try to make up for. You're not going to get the ball. You're just going to get a penalty and you can see it by the look of beatles face after that penalty. He was like what did i just do. Like what is going on to my career. I was in barcelona not even know about a year ago. A year ago i was in barcelona. I was a starting right back for barcelona. What has happened to my career. I mean i'll tell you what it just kind of feels like he doesn't. He's not a smart player because that is not a smart play and and he's just he's not good but i mean the wolves and are not good and even with douglas. Louise getting a red card in the eighty five minute you're thinking okay. I'll look look wolf. Scott an opportunity here to at least maybe take the lead at least. Just get a draw. Get points you know move on. You know because. I simply aren't a bad team this year. They're playing extremely well. They play good together especially in attack you know with mccain greedy leash. They could players top. I mean even was only walk ins has been playing. Good tara douglas. The weeks they have good players of top so so they can score with some of the best of them and like. I said this seat like league literally what i just said when i was talking about manchester city s and villas score twenty one goals in ten games they can score and the wolves literally drop the ball in this game and having a chance to move ahead of aston villa. They didn't do it they didn't do it. They lost this game and allowed us to have a point ahead of them with two games on hand. I it's just it's really dumbfounded for what What the wolves have done this season. But i mean you gotta give it ask them. I mean for for as long as i can remember being a soccer fan and just kind of looking in. I've never really focused on any one team. But at least with advil. I always considered them to be one of the lower teams in the premier league. Kind of trying to fight for relation. Which you know. Maybe they were for a long time. But now now that i'm kind of focusing more on the premier league you kinda see like i can understand why they're one of the more popular teams. It's there they fight really hard they have especially now. They have a solid starring greenish. They're getting good talent around him in mcginn all the walk ins. Douglas lease the. They're they're getting good team. They're getting good players. And i'll tell you what martinez the goalkeeper man. What a game from him. I mean he saved summing some shots that seemed shirt to go in for the wolves but he saved day for our simple in this one and then for the everton chelsea game. I mean this game was kinda felt the same as manchester united versus manchester city. Except in this one. There was a sure penalty. I mean i don't know what edward mendi was doing there. I mean it was a glaring mistake even though it was just just first mistake. It looked really bad. Like why was he going so far up and it just looked really bad but cover and good enough to just get a touch on it you know. Get in the way and you know drawing a penalty in looking through a second penalty. Like i recently talked about but he was offsides jazz by a bit and didn't get that second penalty but he he has been their best player. This season. everton have you know gotten some great editions. And along the koray. Of course hamas rodriguez but the development and of dow dominique calvert. Lewin has been the trademark for everton season. He's obviously their their best offensive player being charleston. Just coming back from that three game. Suspension is obviously going to help as well what he was able to do this game as well to show you know the versatility that this team has to be able to play so many different players but overall this just was also just a very pedestrian game. I mean chelsea kinda didn't do much in this game. I mean they didn't have christian. Listen and even with guys like cavs team verner. All olivier rules been playing so well so for mason mount even and lottery. What man mason. Almost had the goal of the weekend. I don't care what's going to happen tomorrow or whatever today. Whatever time you listening to this. I don't care what's gonna happen this weekend. If mason mount what made that free kick with pickford kinda thinking he was going to go over the wall he goes opposite end and almost hits the bar that would have been the goal the weekend easily because it was such a nice kick in taken free kick it just. It just didn't go his way. But overall i mean this premier league weekend just. I hope we get some better games. You know upcoming we got south. Dancing begins the worst team clearly in this. Season's sheffield united. You know see if they can keep up. What what they've been doing. So far this season you got fulham. Liverpool tottenham crystal palace arsenal. Burnley can arsenal. Somehow you know. Get a win. Can they do something. But i mean we'll we'll just have to wait and see and leicester city brighton. I mean i was so on the high horse of brighton this season and they have just does not done it this year. I was clearly wrong on them. I mean they're only four points off relegation. But i mean yeah it's just lot of relegated teams against teams top. I mean that crystal palace game vs tottenham can be kind of exciting but we'll just have to wait and see. I hope they're way more exciting than what we saw on saturday. So yeah that's going to wrap it up for this segment. Make sure you guys stick around. 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But still i talked about him. Because of course always covering the premier league here and of course went over that manchester derby that we had that i mean. Can you really call it a manchester derby guys but still we talked about it. And now we're gonna be getting into the rope league group stage recap Talking about some of the final games that went on what the implications were on the groups. Of course just talking about the favorites to win you know talking about some of those teams coming in from the champions league and which teams are in part one and part two as we get into that round of thirty. Two knockout rounds. So let's get going with what went on during match day. Six now out quickly go over. I mean we got leverkusen taking care of business versus slavia prague to take the lead in that group of this game here at the end was going to decide which team was going to be. The you know the top in the group leverkusen. I always followed. They were going to take care of business here better. They're one of the better offencive teams in this entire competition left and they did just that Cska sophia got like a little bit of pride. When here you know just to to get the three points and defeat roma who i mean when when i really look at it they did play some of their good players but i mean for the most part they rested most of their guys because obviously They got to think about Steadier on what they're going to be doing there So this'll be arrested. Most of their top players You didn't see chris chris. Mullin god's sub dean by lopez and really plain and for the most part. i mean. yeah they pretty much sub most of their the the kept most of their players on the bench and see us k. Moscow took care of business. They they got their three points. And you know at least got a little bit of a what is it like. Yeah just just got some pride there so So they get that win standard lesion benfica tiger at a two two draw here and been fica and the blue top spot of the group to the rangers who took care of business versus like polls non as they defeated them two to nothing arsenal complete. Their you know. Just domination of the europa league so far as defeat doomed out to afford a to. I mean it's not like they had a tough group i mean they had mold rapid and ndau all teams that they are obviously much better than they scored twenty goals all their six games. Six i mean they have to do good somewhere right. I mean this is like this is the rest of their season. After what they the way they play in the premier league we talked about in the last segment. This is their whole season here. Thing they have so much writing on this end like this to end in a good way and i mean obviously they took care of business in the group stage but the things could change in the knockout rounds. I mean they do not play. Well win the pressure is on pressure has never been on during this entire group. Stage mean mold yeah. They played well but they lost two and a roaming. Obviously they lost to arsenal and after those losses there was just no threat for arsenal to lose the leading the group. So yeah they take care of business. Here dr win. A single game have negative eleven goal differential while arsenal cruise to a knockout. Rump up. you know appearance Next week got. Ps v taking care of business. The worst team in the group. They win four. Oh and get that lead in the group over nada who drew against by In the final game honestly a little bit. Because i'm always if you listen to me. I'm always a little bit of a root for granada bid. Because i'm always a enjoying the underdog and the teams that don't pay much for you know for their players because they don't have a big budget but still somehow find a way to do well and we're not have done just that but psv get up top four ot win over ac ammonia getting two goals in extra time from joel pineiro and they just screw the off to the knockout rounds next jecha defeating as as e alkmaar and man. What e- just what a way to go out man. I mean easy off mar the the way they were playing all group stage long made me feel like they were going to be the team that out one of real socio outer napoli and they just couldn't hold on two losses and two draws in their last four games just was not enough to give them the points that they needed to move on to the knockout rounds as real sociedad get a draw and just one point ahead of easy achmar. I feel bad for them honestly because they played really well. The defense was solid. Their offense was a little inconsistent but still was was there but they just they needed to take care of business against the worst team in this group a team that has clearly been underneath the other three throughout all the group stage and they get their only win against easy achmar that easy off more a got a red card late in this game for jesper karlsson in the eightieth minute. Rasiah get an extra time goal to get the win. And just rush the hearts of as e outsmart fans everywhere. It's just it's one of those results that you just never wanna see but it just happened to them and and it just it sucks that definitely one of the worst things that can happen there but next had rapid we in and mold tying tutu. It was a pretty fun game to watch. I mean Mold scored early. We rapid we in scored ripe equalized just before the half mold scored right after halftime and then rapid win equalised once again just before the game ended in the ninetieth minute to get the point. Not that it really did anything in terms of Were the place because mold were clearly going into the knockout rounds and we're still just three points ahead of rapidly end so still gotta give a hat your hats off to referee for trying so hard and at least try to make it a competition and they did play a lot better than mold in this game but So they were rewarded for with those efforts with a point but still no longer in the europa league competition Next we have nop elite. No need each verses. Beersheva and niche. Just maybe they were never really in this competition. They were never really in this in this entire group stage in the europa league and and just the they didn't show up for legal at all. I mean three points in six matches the four in a row to end the competition and it was just really bad really really really bad and they lost the other team that that was like at the bottom of the grumman in beer chevron it kind of sucks for beersheva because they started. The group staged great winning their first game. Then they lost four straight after that including two to slavia to to leverkusen but then they were able to beat meech and You know at least get third place a consolation prize. I guess you can say but yeah so these two teams battling for which was the worst in this group and beersheva come on top granada. Zero zero draw against powell. Don't really do much there. i mean they. They had slightly. I mean it was pretty much even possession even passing accuracy. Aiming balk was certainly a lot more aggressive Granada had a few more shots only to on target though so it was kind of a boring game to watch. Not what you want to see from granada. They head into the knockout rounds. And you know with this. Draw there now in pop to so They could get a bad draw n. Be out of this competition early. You have a a one one draw from napoli real sociedad the also get a late late equaliser in extra time from william hosts. Say not sure if that draw help them. Get into the into the knockout rounds. Because i'm not really sure. Let me check What the head to head battle between marin them were it was zero zero draw and also regardless. Russell's you that we're gonna make it through even if they were tied in points because they did defeat as more one oh in terms of aggregate between the two games So really there was no. There was nothing in it for them to to to tie it especially with As more losing but of course if easy but it was it was late in that game. Easy off more. Were able to get lost so there are still a lot writing for. We also see that in this game so so they got a draw to assure themselves a spot into the knockout rounds. Which you know you wanna see wanna see the best competition there and napoleon we also see that are certainly that next. We have young boys and cf are clues witch. I mean you had some late late goals in this one. I mean there was no goal until the eighty four. Th minute when clues Took the lead in the eighty. Four th minute and then two extra-time goals from the young boys giving them a two one lead oversee for clues not that i would have really mattered. I mean both teams were locked into the place that they were at. But still i mean it. It's kind of like a you know it's a good sign for the young boy to see that kind of fighting them as they now. Head into the knockout rounds. 'cause they're certainly going to need it. Going in their next. We have was the next game. We have milan versus sparked prague and milan take care of business. jen's peter hawes their new signing Gets the goal and they they get the one win and this was. I guess this was kind of important because you know they needed to. They got the lead in the group. And they're going to be pot one now so they certainly will get a much favourable. Draw lil on the other hand. Losing to celtic in the last game of this group stage their only loss in this competition not the way they wanted to end it but that is how things go for them and and now after after being one of the best teams in this group pretty much the entire group stage. They are in pot two after losing to celtic and they lost a celtic three. Two two. i mean just not the way they want to go me timothy. Wailua got a goal for lil in this game in the seventy first minute to give them The tie to two. But then david turnbull gets a seventy fifth minute game winner for celtic to give them a three two win and at least give them some sort of consolation prize as they played terribly in this group stage. I mean i was expecting them to be you know. What does it like a contending third-place team for in the in this europa league group stage but they were clearly outclassed by milan lil and also sparked up progress. They were behind them by two points. and they had clearly the worst goal differential negative nine in this entire group stage. Just not what. I expected at all from celtic. Put still what a terrible way for to end this group. Stage run after playing so well early on they get this loss. And i believe if i'm not mistaken. This is their first loss of the entire season. Let me go to league on real quick to see if they have they lost the game no can a little little lost. The game Recently to Who was it. They lost to up to rest all right. So yeah little are certainly not any after the that. Nice start to the season kinda cool down a little bit But still there into the knockout rounds. That's that's what the main goal was early on and and they did accomplish that goal but it still has to sting just a little bit that they are not able to have that lead and be in pot one Next you have hockenheim and gent and hoffman. Heim just continue to look like one of the best offensive teams in this entire competition just completely dominating gent who the all competition long. They haven't looked like You know they'd been in any sort of felt comfortable here. No no momentum for them. They scored only four goals. Allowed fifteen for negative goal differential even losing to liberec. It's just it didn't really work out for them. Zero points in six matches and oftentimes go out on top of this group not losing a single game getting in six games Next we have lou reds losing to last three to one and in this game last pretty much took care of business in the second half Literates took a early lead in the second. Half of the forty six minute goal but then three goals in the matter of eleven minutes for last gets them the win here not that it really matters because even with the wind and the ant were loss they still finished third. even though it's a close third. I mean all three teams in this that scored that got points and it would double digit points so it was certainly You know at the a what does he at. The at the expense of legal reds has got nine six losses nineteen goals scored against them so they certainly did not play. Well at all but tottenham an aunt worthy teams that go through Because tottenham were able to win against antwerp to go in that battle for the top of the top two teams to see which team can get the top spot in the group and no surprise i mean carlos vicious giovanni lo shell to the young ends on that team getting goals for them The did not start song. They did not start harry kane because obviously those guys need to rest since they've been doing so much for them in the premier league But they're still able to take business. I mean had you had a gareth bale signing you saw lucas jauregui. Harry winks dougherty. They had a lot of great players on that team and Even even joe hart gotta gotta gotta start here and there. I mean Yeah so talk that to victory get that lead in the group and are in pot one and looking very good looking like a favorite in this competition so yeah really from tottenham next. We have Mcabe tel aviv. Defeating sivas border. One to nothing really really wouldn't have mattered. Even if for let me see they had eight. Points won't yeah. I guess it would really matter of sivas. Ford had a big time chance to win against macabre tel aviv. And move onto the next round but they lost two games in a row and really not what you wanted to see from them towards the end of this game But still bet. That's what happened and it's just it's i it sucked for them but still mcabe tel aviv. Were the better team throughout the group stage. And they move on You got what you got. Leicester city the feeding Aka athens to nothing for them to take the lead in the group and just by a hair. Because but i got them tie are tied for thirteen points but leicester city defeated them in terms of aggregate scores. They beat them. Four in the third and matchday three tying with them three three in the matchday four so they had some exciting games. Go in there but yes let's city get the leading the group there in pot. One braga defeating victoria luhansk to show and you also got dynamo zagreb defeating. Cska moscow three to one Pretty much taking care of business there and getting the lead in this group after Kind of faltering a little bit early on getting to draws to start this group but then went with four straight wins dominant ending for dinamo zagreb and wolfsburg defeating failure. Nord too you know. I mean either way they were going to have the lead the group but a at least get into the knockout rounds but still good. Wait for them to end this competition. Two straight wins and they are now into the group into the knock around so now we talked about the games. Let's go into the Into the knockout round just see which teams are in each pot and which ones are the favorites we got. I xe was a collusion manchester united shack. Cardona ask falling into for a into pot one from champions league and for pot to we had arbi salzburg class no don olympiakos and was the other team that moved up from olympiakos in karaz. No dr from the going into pop to from the champions league. Now what i go and look at this competition. I mean obviously gotta look at part one does he. Which teams are possibly going to be favorites to to win the whole thing. And it's hard not to go with tottenham. I mean the way they've been playing in the premier league. Obviously you know harry kane and song can be used going into the knockout rounds because you know this. This is a big type. Obviously with them being in the lead in the premier league that's gonna take Priority there but they're obviously going to have to find a way to play these guys in in the knockout rounds because their their best chance at winning. They have so much talent and they certainly can win the whole thing. You also gotta look at manchester united. Even though they crashed out of the champions league they started off extremely. Well have a lotta talent. And i'm sure with the way they've been playing. They have a lot of motivation after losing lash last year in the euro leaving the semi final. They're certainly going to be motivated to try to write. You know this season and ended with a europa league win Also look at ac milan. I i mean they've been playing extremely well instead. He look extremely well in the group stage. Even though they lost to lil They were able to get it back and get that group that group lead and Arm pot one and if they can get a favourable draw. I mean pretty much anything can happen here but but i still see those. Those teams possibly taken the lead in and a team that i think can surprise. Some people i would say is often high. I mean the way they've been able to score and it's not even letting up a lot of goals. I mean it's not like during a really tough group What was it was one of the groups in the bottom. Yeah i mean you know Saverne zvezda liebeck gent. I mean but they only allowed two goals scored seventeen for a plus fifteen goal differential. That's one of the best goal differentials in the entire competition. It's actually is the best. It's tied for the best with arsenal. Obviously both those teams did not play. Well going you know. Obviously the both those teams are not play against really tough competition but still i feel like hoffman. Heim can surprise some people and make it far in this competition. Not sure if they win it but don't be surprised if you see them. Make a surprise. Run in this Europa league i mean arsenal. I don't really see much going on there. i ask. It certainly surprised some people there Sinking with leicester city. If they're able to get some of those guys that have been injured for a while back and napoli in the in the city of op. But we'll just have to wait and see so that's going to wrap it up for this segment. Make sure you guys stick rockers. When i come back we're talking about the top ten teams remaining in the champions league. This is your alternate stop for everything. Sports the golden state media. Concept's wards. podcast. Should i say more from the nfl. Mlb the nba mma. It's all in here. The golden state media concepts sports broadcasts. Listen welcome back everyone. If you missed the last segment we talked about the europa league. Obviously all the games that went down in the matchday six and not just quickly talked about which teams are in each pot you know which teams came down from the champions league in which are the favorites to win the whole thing. I also mentioned the little You know sleeper. That i think might surprise some people so if you wanna check that out make sure to check out that segment but now we're going to be talking about the top ten remaining teams in the champions league and i i want to talk about what teams i talked about in the you know before the group stage even started about which ones i thought. Were going to win the whole champions league so let's see how bad or how right i was so i i had inter milan and obviously i talked about this in the first segment. How wrong i was here. I thought they were even going to lead the group. Overreact madrid even though. I didn't have them as the you know the best. Overreact madrid in terms of. I thought they were going to win. I thought like just the way they were playing last season. And i just thought that we're going to make it through. Obviously i was so so wrong next. Add borussia dortmund. They started off a little slow but they eventually did well and led the group so you know they took care of business there And then next after that. I had barcelona and juventus who. I just didn't have a lot of faith in even though how they have to the best players of all time on their team. I just didn't have a lot of faith that they were going to actually win. The whole thing athletic madrid was next. And i just i was. I was very high honestly. Think of madrid because i felt like their defense was obviously always gonna be there but their offense was going to be even better this season. Kinda didn't show me enough in the In the group stage. But i still feel like they are one of the better teams in this competition. next add p. s. g. And even though i starting off. I was very very Down on them now. I kind of feel like they are still back to being one of the favorites. And then i had real madrid and manchester city next two teams that i mean mattress favourable. Draw didn't really have any You know teams pushing back at them. So i don't really. They haven't really had a challenge. Obviously it's gonna change in the knockout rounds. Can that can finally get over the hump. Not really sure about that. But i still had them as one of the favorites and real madrid. One of the better defenses. Last year they got lucky to lead their group at the end after failing so hard early on but still had had them as one of my favorites and then let the the top two. I had his byron munich and liverpool. Who i mean. They're still to my favorites to win this whole thing. So let's get into. I believe who i believe is going to be in the top. Ten the top ten remaining teams in the champions league and number ten. I have chelsea now. Chelsea were able to lead their group not that they had a very tough group at that. They took on krasnodar lens. Say via after winning the europa league last year did play extremely well in the group. I mean they won four the last five games of the competition and certainly gave chelsea a run for their money. But i just. I love the combination that chelsea have. I don't think they can win it all. I do think they have a chance a slim chance but you know after getting pot one. Maybe we got a favorable matchup gets the momentum going into the quarterfinals but it's just the combination of attack that they have with with now with edward mendy between the sticks they have you know actually and tiago civil starting to get into a rhythm in the back line. I feel like they have a good combination of defense and obviously that great attack. It's all going to ride on christian pulisic. Can he stay healthy and be the number ten that they need him to be if he can chelsea can certainly be a team that surprises people and While i think it's a for it's far fetched to think that the win the whole thing. They can certainly get into the quarter-finals and possibly the semifinal depending on what matchups they get number nine and a half borussia dortmund saint place. I had them in the in the in my first top ten for the champions league a have in number nine and though the win the competent they did win. They did win the group over lot. Zioka la bruges. I kind of like. They started off. Kind of inconsistent. Of course eventually they start you know won four of their last five games and have just but still kind of looking kind of soft in the in the bundesliga. They're dropping points there and just don't know where i'm at with borussia dortmund. They could still be too young. I mean the back line is is kinda of weak. I mean even. Though i like kanji i mean obviously mats. Hummels is is is one of the better centrebacks of his time. It's just. I really don't know i feel like they're still too young even with holland johnson. Show i don't feel like they have enough to to win consistently in the knockout round. So i have him at number nine. They certainly have an abundance of talent. That's why they're there. But i just don't have a lot of faith that they'll be able to get over that hump next number eight. We have barcelona and they've been a mess in the in the in la liga. I mean the the that ending to reduce Certainly did not look good at all. Didn't give me any kind of confidence to to put them any higher on this list and their number eight. I mean the cohesion just is not there. I don't feel like lionel messi really wants to be there i mean obviously. He said he didn't want to be when when the season started. But it's just ama- this. Barcelona team just does not have an. I mean with them being in in pot two. It doesn't really look like there's gonna be a good match for them. I mean they're going to take on tough competition and they're gonna kinda have to figure out there their woes as it goes on luckily for them the they won't have that second leg of the of the round the sixteen until march. They have a lot of time to kind of figure out what's going on but still it doesn't really bode well for barcelona at as they're just not playing well and lollygag beal. No massey is not having that same sort of impact that you've seen from him season in season out so it's just it doesn't look good for them right now. number seven another laliga giant in real madrid. Now what i saw from them in the group stage. There's just absolutely no way. I can endorse them as a top four team like i did before the group stage started. I mean the defense just is not the same. I don't feel as confident with sergio. Rommel's von gossip. mito. I just don't know what it is. I know that they need to save more than a little bit. Not playing every game. He's getting up there in age. Same thing with gross but they need those guys to set the temple in the midfield. I i know venema is their star talisman striker and he certainly what creates most of their offense but they rely on so much youth to create things for them like vanishes junior or three. Go it just. It doesn't feel like it's a sustained. It's a possibility for sustained success for them especially in the knockout round. So i have them at number seven the know still obviously one of the better teams in this competition. I just don't have them and technically with them. Being a number seven of them in the top half of this competition so you so whatever especially since they're in pot one Like draw. Have i mean if they get out our can. I'm i don't know why. I'm drawing on like blanking on this. But i do not remember if they can still get like a someone from their same domestic league. I don't think they can't. They can't get athletico madrid or barcelona. So that's really lucky for them. They have very have a very easy. Draw their them either. Get moenchengladbach porto alana's or they can't even get sivy. Also lots or be logic. I mean obviously probably the worst matchup for them there would be in my opinion atlanta anti feel like they have so much attacking prowess. And it'll be really tough real madrid. Keep up with that but still row madrid one of the better teams in this competition. They come in at number seven at number six. We have juventus now. I feel like the is relying on a lot more youth than i've ever seen before guys like where the Coolest was mckinney. The they got a lot of us on. This team obviously still have some veteran presence. There obviously were in. Although you got quadrille you've got more outta. Who's i mean. He still kind of like you know. He's not super old buddies. Like you know you kind of consider him that already. Aaron ramsey they got their fair share of veterans. I mean maybe if they bring in pago button the january transfer window who knows maybe things changed their. I mean obviously things will change if some of these teams make moves in the january transfer whenever the mention that before i talked about this top ten list. Maybe if there's some big time moves on make another list. Who knows but right. Now i have a number six because i just don't feel like even though with rinaldo in the lineup. There are certainly a much different team. I just feel like their hand. They're dealing with a lot of people that don't have experience in the champions league at all. I mean western mckinney. Played with for shout for you know for most of is professional club career. They never really did anything there. So he doesn't know anything about champions league What is it a key as it doesn't know anything about champions league lasensky. Same thing still great talents. But it's just once it gets to that higher level competition. I feel like they're not going to be as efficient. And i think that's gonna hurt juventus in the long run so i have them at number six jets out just outside the top five now at number five. I have athletico madrid. Yes i have them higher than what. I had them in the beginning in that first. Top ten main reason for that is because i feel like they the have better cohesion as a team. I feel like diego simione as manager. Certainly going to help them over the hump in some situations. Put them in the right spots not to say that for real madrid exempting donaldson and a good manager. But or for it's just like i just feel like he for political only thrives in those You know know. Knock out round situations and i feel like with with the kind of attack that they have. I feel like athletico madrid. I said i said. I feel like so many times in this in this segment but anyway i for athletic madrid. They have such a great combination of attack and defense. In my opinion the best in this competition. It's close with teams like liverpool byron munich. But they just have. It's just can they put it all together in these knockout rounds. Can they find sustained success. Offensively with guys like luis suarez felix. Who i mean are playing extremely well but most can they do it. I if they can i i have no reason to think that at the tacoma d- can't make it to a final. I i really can't there. There's that good. And i mean obviously got one of the best. If not the best goalkeeper in the entire world and john that certainly helps makes you know and and gives you a leg up in most in most competitions and i don't know i just feel like i love to go madrid certainly deserve to be a top five team next at number four. We have manchester city. I really don't know why. I'm putting them this high. I just can't see any of the other teams being considered favorites over them. I i mean like athletico madrid. I feel like if they get manchester city. It would be a tough game. Even though i know. I still think it could be my apologies guys. I'm so tired. Even though athletico madrid i could still see them defeating manchester city. I just don't see them being favorites over them manchester city. The amount of money they got. i'd be just. It's just so much talent on that team i. It's just that they've failed to really make an impact in this competition. You ever ever any like. Since pep guardiola's gotten there i think made it to a semifinal once but since then it's been a lot of quarterfinal exits even at around sixteen exit and it's just like last year against leon was embarrassing so even if they get a favorable matchup you can't really guarantee that they're making it through. It's just. there's so much unknown with manchester city. All that is known his they have so much quality. The up and down the roster. It's just it's hard to really count them out in any given game but at the same time you can't guarantee that they're going to win so that's why they don't go any higher than number four one of the better teams in the world. Obviously the premier league. It's not looking any. It's looking at good for them. So obviously i feel like they'll just be even more motivated to to make things right in. The champions league can cause for them if they are able to win the champions league it doesn't it honestly won't really matter if they don't win the premier league which i mean they're far away from even thinking about that obama they gotta try to get champions league spot but i mean that's the way i'm really if mentioned city are able to win the championship. They won't be thinking about you. Know all we lost in the in the premier league. They'll be perfectly fine. They walked out champions league. When i feel like they can do it at number three. I have p. s. g. yes. I have to spot tire. Now have him as a top three team in the champions league and some you might be saying. I'm very biased. Yes i'm a. I'm a psg fan but it's just hard to ignore the talent of neymar. Mugabe yes a lot of the times. The it's very individualistic. But i feel like the team is playing more together as of late. The edition over our fien hob moist king. The needle barrera certainly is making impact on the squad and making things better last year. They didn't have mark over rt for most of the competition. He's back he's healthy. I know they don't have any cardi either. And that's the one that i thought was going to play a huge part in their success. This season that has not been the case. However he he he will be back for the knockout rounds. I mean i'm hoping he's healthy. Maybe can be used as a sub. Maybe the thing is they have a good replacement. That's why getting moi's keen was so important because if something like this specifically was happening which it is they can bring him in and he has not missed a beat for them he has been in probably the best scoring run of his career so far he loves it in. Psg he's you know as you can tell by the way he speaks and now name more seemed to be more committed to psg at least with the way the reports are looking as of late. So that's only going to help the team. Even more i feel like having someone like a captain like moore kino's is great obviously And ham you know manning that back line the fact that they've been together for so long it's one of the you know the longest tenured backlines. Honestly i know target tiago silva was there for a while but can pembe has been a regular part of that back line for a very long time. And he's he's one of the better centrebacks in the world. Honestly so you the only problem with with this team is what has been the wingbacks argus fullbacks. But i really like florenzie on the right back. I think that that really solves a problem for us. There and the left back day. Or they're using chris our they're using bag but using some different players. I so the really really hasn't been anything solving the left back position. But apparently they're looking at trying to get deli ali from tottenham who hasn't been used at all there and i would be very excited for that so i have. Psg at number three a lot of talent a lot of really good players. Obviously taylor novice between the sticks and they are a top three team. The champions league and number two they have biron. i have fired munich. I still have them behind liverpool. I just i even. Though they dominated their group. I don't feel i don't feel like they're playing. Matt consists in the in the bundesliga even though they are leading their first place. I just don't feel like they're you know being as as they were last season. And you know when you see that sort of weakness. I just feel like a team like liverpool who obviously is number one. Will you know like see. Seek that out. Seek those weaknesses out and it's clearly in the back line and i just feel like you know with with guys like vard What does it feel hernandez. even kim. i don't feel like those fullbacks are good defensively enough to help out that back. Line of guys like soule or hobby martinez or bulletin backline. Aside from sulu is getting pretty old. And i feel like it's going to hurt them in this competition. Of course i could be. I still have them as the second best team so absolutely they can win the whole thing once again but still you know. They're going to have to rely heavily on. The offense of you know low on taos ski. Mueller was a surge. Nab really roy saini gerrad. They're going to have to rely heavily on those guys and especially now that they don't have that regular holding midfielder tiago to really settle things and honestly that could probably be the difference between liverpool environment like being one and two so that's why liverpool now are number one. I mean obviously there one of the better team. They're one of the best teams in the entire world and even after dealing with so many injuries. Early on they're still right. There with tottenham for the lead in the primarily just goes to show the overall depth of this team as well and the fact that they're that they're without virgil van dyke for so long and they've been without what or who else was it. They were out with didn't have saudi-omani for a little bit or or who. I can't seem to remember. It said that they were dealing defending with so many injuries. All season but i still consider liverpool the best team in the entire competition. I just i any game that they're in of course they're going to need to get an all an alley song hasn't been but he just he's back in training. That's going to be a huge huge game changer. For them But overall i just felt like pool are the team to beat in this competition. It should be a no brainer there. especially if they can get for the knockout rounds But the fact that they're in in pot one they they have some leeway they can they can draw. They can draw some of the team even though there is no know they can draw with team so they can also get a team like barcelona athletico madrid. It can get tough for them but if they can get a favourable draw you know. Save them a little bit of time. Before they you know to to be able to get van dyke and get some of those other players you know kind of round out the team that would be beneficial for them and can certainly give a huge boost in winning the champions league once again. So that's going to wrap it up for today's segment. 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Football Postcast: Premier League Matchweek 36 | PL Title Race | Man Utd v Chelsea | Weekend Bets

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Football Postcast: Premier League Matchweek 36 | PL Title Race | Man Utd v Chelsea | Weekend Bets

"Here at paddy power. We're the home of the money back special with some incredible offers every single week check out the website or app today. Terms and conditions apply. Eighteen plus begun dot org. Hi, they thanks for joining us for the rice in post football price cost Hombres Millington and delighted to be joined my mouth Langdon and Dan Charles from the racing post football desk and also Patty power Sam Kingston, right? The season is coming towards the business end so many questions to be on the next few weeks. Really fascinating stuff with so much to get through. We've got live primarily football through the weekend. And then of course, next week to mouth-watering Champions League semi finals. So we will bring you all the best bets from the top flight from the Champions League. And we will also look further down the league's for all the value. We want to six questions a we'll just ask you. Let's if you've seen the pair fight team of the year. Yeah. Yeah. One things changes. Would you make Dan or the while the one thing that stood out was pulled pope up hidden happy? The of not should we say the old of the rest of that just left out, man. I'm believing Eva. Yeah. -solutely unbelievable. He played. Well. And they just did not new probably spell when they pick the same ice. So stupid, these football is that Khan remember back to our all star, imagine home sees and Michael Owen was talking about some show the weekend. He said, look what usually happens is to capping goes around and gives you this phone to fill out. And so you'll be sat in the training center or whatever. And then someone from oxygen comes over and says, oh, you got on this. And then, you know, they'll be going to do to TV interviews the domestics who say you need a massage. And then he's Tom for training. And then let you just you just ROY literally spend ninety seconds. I'll see Raheem sterling no four about east choice in the because he didn't pick Virgil vandyke. He went for higher cane or the year that was on. I'm quite glad the van DOK be because I mean, I think you should play fat. Yeah. I guess who would you change mount? Well pump. I mean, people said the Auden and solar unlucky not to be fully understand why they're not given the positions that they play. So I think that the the one stand out for me was also the was the puck BA one and there's quite a few. I mean, you go round and just pick anyone really. I mean, if you went to all snow, you could say our Ramsey if you went to totally you could say soco if you sell issued say when Bassac her way the right also in central midfield. Lou Carey in central midfield. Demaim and how he's no on the six man shortly young player. Yeah. I mean it by people who don't spend enough time. You know in Arizona filled if you. Yeah. For wolves thing because occasionally you will say like Bertrand gonna fears seemed our she thinking about it. But then other times, I just don't get it. So did you know some that? Then he's Bergkamp has only been in the pair Fe team the season. Once refund amazing is an arsenal fan. Yeah. I had heard that before actually. Yeah. But amazing especially considering a lot of ours in the funds would see him as their best ever player. And only only once a year. Would you have made any changes that same thing yet? I would have a pug as the obvious one to take an and Dovid Silva, I think would have been the one that makes it three months city midfield, and I would have had him in on. I think as an Irishman I think mouth already was a little bit unfortunate to the to be. And if you say the right back, Gary Reeves, quiet, quite competitive. I mean, I'll I'll stand by my boy when beset he's been Bryn. Anyway, that's the team that season is not going to win you any money on that. So we will look ahead to hopefully, some match that will almost start with the Friday Night Live eight PM. I am filled is Liverpool vs Huddersfield. It could be the most one sided gun votes. I'm who knows before we get the match odds. Just bring us up to date Sam with Patty latest on the Premier League off the last night's Manchester Darby, yes among city came in from eight to eleven into one to four after last night and Liverpool gonads at thirteen to five now. Okay. And quick would on the title before we get into this all over. I I never saw completely rule. Al. I mean, something you wonder all needed? I I mean, it's unlikely now that was the biggest handicap left we're gonna struggle in last night full. They struggled for the first half an hour. You know, a good infused as in, but once gone taught that last little bit before half-time, you kind of seen that film before we see when they when they do go on so for you it very difficult to not limb of their rhythm and quite comfortable to new in the end anyway back for the Scouser style. Yeah. I think the shifts of always fancy city. So when it mean, the shift in the price is a little bit too much. I think this too tricky games to come the Burnley one simply because it comes off the back of such busy spouse Burs Spurs, again, man, you know, the could just be a little off it feet outside before. And we get onto the game. Oversee later on the the the less the games. Yeah. A good team with moves against do better against big seems counter tightly say that they're booze oversee Goto I'm field. And I mean, that's absolutely no gimmes. All right. A cut in Sam. How'd you Pat and live versus others? How does field I should think just about five zero. Could be the most one sided game of all time want to sixteen. We have liver. Bill curtains will in the draw on thirty five to one hundred thirty five one hundred spill question how much remarks I've how much of an interesting thing. Here is the goal difference. Could yet play Paul because you know, if men sixty lose a game than Liverpool could grow on. So I think this is the difference in the moment between them go. You carry them. What is obvious? A checked it before lost ominous about six I think anyway, Liverpool often going to just keep that so of foot on the pedal hair. And and really try to get back because it's a it's a great opportunity. It's eight oh six before. I mean if you can oversee that CeCe for the goal difference. Fly you've got to slip up somewhere. So that's at least one goal back. And I think that this is a good opportunity the handicaps free and a half goes on RAV Liverpool then Huddersfield on that up. Instead, I'm just gonna fly a couple of correct scores. Four Neil of new that scored plazas field of lost at Tottenham, and Chelsea recently gave off a long time ago. He's drops all of the Danish players something's going on that even more than plant Tottenham picking anyone who's not going to be then I mean, I using goes up. So you'll for just surprised and he's picking himself because I'm sure he's going to be the next season the way. It's going. I mean, I mean, they're in gangs. But that just terrible in both boxes. So liverpool. Four new far Now, Dan. Yeah. Very shimmeran or three think they'll they'll look this is a chance to to to really use the goal difference. I think the people shine about we would I rush squad few plies, but it's Friday to two wins. The I mean, this is enough of a of a gap there. I think an even a little bit stronger liberal five nearly before six and there were on on the hottest food angle. And I watched the game against Spurs and Spurs played my coffee changes for that guy. A pre ropy Spurs team that was selected and I still want four near where the kind, sir. I mean, if a if an under-strength Spurs thing can beaten for now easily what could really fall out Liverpool soy, the, you know, looking for goal difference boost the could get very messy this couldn't it say. What's your view? I'd have to agree with the lives. It could be any score. Really? Am offended few markets, very fun value and you want to sixteen shot by the correct score markets, but I find one or two. That I have liked and anytime. Correct score three nil for Liverpool's ten to eleven. Thank you could be three. No. Or is. It just got to get to three point three nil at any points on the game. Yeah. So tense eleven. I think there's there's worst Schultz site there. And and then I like halftime anytime. Greg scores two nil that's at eleven to ten so so at odds against there. I think if you're looking for an odds against in this, and I think that's a decent. I love that anytime through ten to eleven. Yes. Thing anytime go for every guy now, and we do it for the big ones. So the primarily Champions League. Yeah. Excellent. Okay. Let's get stuck into Saturday's games next. Right. Ten seconds to promote putty power games. Putty power games. Putty pilot games party power games advertising. It's easy. When you know, how potty power enough of the nonsense eighteen plus become okay? Welcome back at twelve thirty on Saturday Totten's quest to so up a Champions League spot for Nick season continues with the visit to the lovely new line of West Ham. United is love on Sky Sports and Sam how d Patty Powell the Spurs four to eleven to draw four to one on west at sixty one. Okay. This is a westerns Cup phone done. Isn't it always get very odd for it? Could could you save them being a bit of a pain in the L? Could you know think the guy mostly comes before they'll acts match for Spurs? I certainly won't be talking about four eleven so into an ACA basket this week wouldn't be totally shocked if we're stem Nick to draw but. Spurs new stadium. I had a good start air four wins. I went to see the goal yet through feeding. They might just over the line. So big incentive. Well, they could this weekend actually thought for place if of results go their way as well. So I think I might just over the line haven is a few changes at the angles Spurs to win by one goal with her interval. That was a decent bet. Okay. Sam through western really good at ninety ninety. But then that just might be many nights being pathetic. How'd you see this one? I think it was they were so poor against against Everton as well less on and they've only sort to and they're not six away game. So we do the money by special which I think you're taking a bit of a risk on Spurs to Winston nil. And I see there being goals. I've gone for Spurs win and three or four total goals, and I just see Spurs putting a few poss- less. I'm like grab one booed at. But if not I think Spurs, we'll take them three or four now three or four nil. Blowing me that's very optimistic to share that view done. I mean, I foot we we saw against bro. Really? You can do to to him if Harry canes not around, you know, because solar Lucas wants to play on the counterattacking spaces or playing against a team. That's wide open suits them. You know, maybe a man city more than a bra and nothing west go there and do a similar job that the capable here of maybe causing an upset. I was looking at the plus one and a half on on the on the handicapped Tottenham only one free. They lost nine matches at home to west time. Only one of those was by more than one go. So what's time is is a is a thing that west time, you give this everything they've scored on their last eight visits to Tottenham. So that the old wall lane and Wembley. So even as big golfing class between the two supreme good record Westheimer goal is to one game where the the the founding just won't accept them. So of chucking one in his day all capable of doing away from home so often they'll be very competitive on this. I XE game when choose day. I mean, it must. Be on the mind report you'd see, you know, the ones at twenty five to finish in the top four. So I mean, it's not absolutely must win. And you know, I do think Tuesday biggest game in generation, isn't it certainly is and these two Tottenham fans knit to my left. You can sense that tension already. Okay. Let's spend through the four non-televised primarily games taking place at three pm on Saturday already petty parents prices out in the boys will tell us what they think was star. So as Paul is eight to five palace thirteen to I Evison and twenty three to ten the draw. Shannon was going to happen here gone for an average and win. No one ever tip of policies on on the fog gas, and I think Everton of been really, really brilliant reasoning. They've won at home to ours lane, Idaho, and Chelsea their brilliant away to time, and I think the Fulham game that they lost one was a bit of a blip and policies you'd better away from home as well. They've lost three of their last four at home and only beating holders field. So I've gone for an Everton win here. That's thirteen to ace slide. So it is here. Okay. Really difficult gain to inconsistencies or looking at shameless Colin Powell, not yet with had to be booked prices. But we're never put my knowing that so, and I think that's a little bit big for anybody again Zohar, of course, right back Coleman. Was it doesn't get very often. But it was boots in reverse fixture. Four or five on saw. Okay. And then. Yeah. Evison struggle away from how palace struggle at how in both at great results lost some out. But that's where they want to be Everton at Goodison Palacio Amherst wreck Solent, but sir, given the, you know out out of and how is rope. He'll go for drawer here. So twenty three to ten I would say palace with Ben check back, though, Pentecost. Brittany is Alison would you agree with that sign with Ed very good guy? Now, I think Ben I could make the difference. No Robina was just trying to get your profession. It'd be that might and now he was good. All right. He's he's a handful for our defense. Anyway. Okay. Sam can ungraded his teeth now and tell us what fences in Fulham versus Cardiff. It's thirteen to ten foot. Five to to the door and nine to five Cardiff. And I think this might be the end the card if I've gone for under two and a half goals. It's at slightly odds against eleventh ten and both teams they concede an awful lot on. They don't that. They don't score many goals. Some just not sure what the goals are gonna come from in this game. So under two and a half. I'd slightly fancy Fulham Ifo's to pick a winner. But I'd be back in the goal line under two and a half year wasn't. It's the guy the reverse fixture. Whether loads of goes remove. Well, yeah. Full of you know, I think the chances of you know, the it was one of them were at the time. Everybody was saying, oh, this is where Fulham come good. And now, of course, relegates. But they have come good. So we'll the revive the pointless revived will continue. I probably RAV about them in college. If I mean, obviously, it looks like an official called if price really because they need the points. But I was looking at Syria twenty five to one to school. I I just know. It's almost last week's game gets boom if they played in queens and chamber, sue defensive minded plaza midfield, and he was the one that was so of ought to get forward out that free. I mean, he's always been one of the big disappointments. I was expecting a lot more from him. Sure. And I come to save these guys base. And I think he could be the real spark for the. I mean, I just think that the dressing rooms wasn't great was that was pretty clear onto the previous money. Just but twenty five to one for somebody. That's playing in an advanced position big to me. Okay. And then Fulham best primarily better weekend for them to win. They revival. I was at the game. They lost four one at what foot actually play really waiting in that game score on doesn't it? Why settle how story of a match. So they collapse for ten minutes and unconcealed three goals. But I played really really well it won't for you could see their work for Parker. And there there's always been talent in the so is so I wasn't that surprised that she often that I went and play. Well, be be Evanston one boom. If the northern results were flu he'll be like these though sue wins. I think they'll win here as well. A few plies that just playing ice for next season for that moves your Bob who's playing really well Mitch is started playing well again serious as Mark mentioned the balance looked better. Fully Modi for me. Southampton who are still not mathematically say? For five to six to beat the cherries eleven to four Bournemouth, and it's thirteen to five draw mall. You can go first. This is my best the the premium. Yeah. I am. I do. I mean was didn't play very well at Newcastle. But so the local newspaper said the hustle needs over some reasons swap she sent a fax over and they played on the opposite sides wasn't that great performance. Of course, they don't pick back very late on Wofford, but I mean, I'm just looking at the the two teams since Hudson who came in they both played twenty matches Southampton got twenty eight points in twenty games boom of eighteen their on the gains in an I think that's too. That's just too big. I'm boomer. I loaded defensive injuries as well. I mean, you have a look at the team he had to sit in the bags finding the full-back positions against against Fulham last week on arming, Southampton affair. Your phone that funny. Mock how people regard send toback center bags not right since bags and left center affects. I mean, we we have situation tonkin's and Saka now. Absolutely. A bright centreback gonna land one. Yeah. Right to e massively important. There's no doubt about it. I'm just got about something people moan sometimes when all the viral gets rested and for. For for Spurs. But the reason why the Tolan plays because Sanchez is much more comfortable in that Ryan saw a thing converts only gives you team balance on the left and the think is important. Not absolutely, Dan. What's going to happen down marries? A toy game at Southampton orpheum around up through boomer for go slightly. Better attack. Implies illegal Brooks, Colin Wilson has gone off the boil it would be didn't even he was. He was on the bench. What foods I mean shine long closed down? Go. I went to the game. A what I m I suppose they may be the maybe they play. Well, first off stuff, I'm waiting to this show. Would it would be second off? And it's probably fair is out against the what for team about dania. They weren't really themselves for but just think Boma for all to judge at the moment. The Fulham guy mowing follow improving my one five near what brought in the game before. You know down boom, if Baltic Nicotrol you you're going to go for the drill for Sam. And I'm going I of Ogden as same as Mark at just two ins and eleven for born Memphis. They relate both against Brighton on holders field as well to form seems to have gone off the cliff a little bit. It's unusual for anti house side. And I think anything odds against for Saddam's would be backing they were tense eleven this morning, the nightmare of five to six, but I have seen evens on on slightly bigger right there. So if I was if I was got odds against I would certainly be on Saddam's in here. It's a bloody difficult three pm coupons. You got what foot v wolves as well? What would six to four wolves fifteen twenty? It's eleven to five drawer repeat over there. If I Cup semi fun, which is extremely dramatic. Well, this be dramatic down in who will win. Nothing is going to be an appetite guy a drawer hair anymore. She turn. I'll just think wolves the outscored going into week over the very very good performance against all show after a couple of foam kinda Winnipeg then they offer the semi phony at the draw against brought soon at the defeat in there as well. I'm trying to trying to one hundred and chef I'm lost at Southampton. Sure gets brought in either very good performance in the week. But it does put them in their head of wealth for now ballpoint point. I mean, there's other teams involved as well. But it could get there Lester and Evison, but I got finished seventh to get a rope police boy what what win win the Cup if you know what for. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Probably. Yeah. Ruin your dial. All walk for the look that was well, you know, what should their home games there? Intensity. Hasn't dropped a lot of people shed. I went to the Cup. Final performances. Change the intensity just think the balances saw inch a little bit earlier. We've out Dini suspended. It doesn't work. So well terrifying grown up top. So I think what would you find easiest these to defend, but what was going to be well aware unless Everson unless the have some big wins against big teams. A draw will be a good result for them. So I'm gonna go for drew you'll gun for the us of what you're gonna go full night. I'm just going for goals in this one. And both teams score at one eighty five. It seems that it seems a little bit big for me and wolves only have two point five away from home. So they're away form has been poor off. But I wouldn't I wouldn't be fun to packing offered in this on. And aided offers us nine boats seems a scored in six wolves lost eight. So I think that's where the value is in both teams score. That sounds decent. Mock. The drill. There's not much between these two teams which I mean could probably points about on what foot, but then for strengthen Dany stood out. Yeah. Yeah. He still suspended losses. Still suspended. Also, finished bad blood the him and has celebration. I was going to be well Dini's. So of having a Puffer emanates end go down very well. There was talk of a couple of scuffles at Wembley as well involving some support. So I think it's I think he might be mommy little bit tasty. Definitely think from wolves his point of view know, they'll be buying off. These guys are always going to be a draw or the live Teton game on Saturday is at five thirty s AmEx. And it's Brighton. Versus new Newcastle is a crucial game for Brian who I oversee Fulham beat Cardiff earlier in the date less. So, but Brian who cannot score for love no money at the moment. All just about five zero on. I think Sam. They are the Turkey into ten brighten. The draws a two to one on Newcastle. Twenty three's at ten, Dan. What you think will happen Fulham best the way, I'd say, you know, not fall Bill in terms of value. When you call Shohei to win it brought said I mean, the law of that built into the prices need to win factors. I primarily the needed to win for quite a while long. So I'm a new car. So you know, we remember last season when they got Saif actually they still really sprint to the finish line. Then I did a good job so gender sees and a great run beach being finished off win against Chelsea didn't. I an Rafael think he's going to be still looking righty stock as much as e kind before the end of the season. Even if he doesn't get the, you know, the money out of actually it doesn't seem to be happening. He's gonna wanna put himself in a position to get a job in the summer. So say the plaza Lincou keep plying frame, they're better same than Bronson. And they're good away. Solders well being good away for the season. So new over overpriced to me I said in my colon side RAFI should be the Manu manager. Dan, would you would you? Will be obviously they can. They don't the Liverpool connection. But forget it, you know, so Shaw left going for the choice east. He's not the job that source for me is who big right choice. What would you do? Mock. If you Ed Wood, would you give socio this summer and see we can do you. I mean, I I. Yeah. I absolutely. Yeah. Both. No, I think having having appointed go you then have to allow into. So we down he doesn't warm in the dressing room. Because I mean for some lay star, isn't it is not going to be easy. But I'm on off at one of the just, you know, go too many players in that. Not good for for scored happiness in home and stuff like that. I mean rougher would be a very good choice. But I mean, the livable connection. I mean, I've always said he'd be great for Evanston again. It's just that's just not going to happen. I think he I think he should be allowed to manage manual it enough times Italy, for instance, these money just floating around this. We'll take older the the big jobs doesn't seem to happen so much in England buffing the Rafa can enhance highly. Yeah. Maybe I'll be offering new call. So. Yeah. A little bit big here on purposely. Go on the drool, no bet side of things because a draw could be a great result for Brian depending on what happens McAuliffe, but you can't read about Brian seven schooled in their last seven months. She's eight shots on target in seven games have completely lost their attack. And then we damore laws would have been put so much into the game on Tuesday since Tottenham losing it so late, but I mean wear all their goes coming from this look at the fixtures. Everybody says this is the guy we go to wave called. If we're gonna pick up Cutler is go to go to charm, windy sky and how it's not easy to switch from. I've been blanket defence for two games. Raise an attack at wolves sign against Spurs. There's no easy. Just flicker. Sweep all I saw the game. I saw the game against Cardiff. If when they lost new. They started. Okay. Assume as called a scored there was no way back for bra. And then nothing I go up -solutely massive in this game. It's big games, you know, the passing stat. So. In taught them own eleven them starters completed more passes than any of the implies on the Brian play with the most policies was the Cape. It was unbelievably consuming. It's over every go kick his oh. So he was doing his best slide down. Yes. He certainly was mice. He didn't get booked tonight time Broughton versus new costs. What's the bat? Sam. Hospital. Newcastle win here. There's so much value. And that's when he three to ten I think and Brighton thirteen goals with response knots. Gordon seven and a new causal perform is really good. They especially the thought away game against last year. They really did a job and then beaten, inform Saddam's and comfortably. I think everything points when you also win here think me on the laws in the in the office cons on their sound the the exchange line here for this game x and a very very strong vote for new calls. Let's see who the leads fancy in the three live Sunday games next friends, or maybe more twenty create free bed for every friend who refer to potty power, thanks to our friends with benefits program. Log into your party para count and share your referral link to get started terms and conditions apply plus begun to dot org. Welcome back to the racing post foot. We'll post cost Bruce, Millington malt. Langdon, Dan, shells and Patty power send Kingston. We're looking ahead now to three live primarily games on Sunday stunt at twelve o'clock skysports less. Verse you saw snow and Sam Howdy patio. Bell on this. We have less thirteen eighth the draw five to two arsenal. Six to four. It's an interesting guy. Mark, isn't it? Because I mean, honestly have completely on Ravel. They've lost two guns in a row, and this is always a tough test. This isn't it is. I mean also away from being terrible for most of the disease. And then they go and win a wet nothing. The one new and the Wolford game was a bit of a joke really Dini sent off early. And even then they didn't turn the lawn. I mean the way they filed to control the game was was really concerning thing if you're also I mean because a top sixteen with the amount of time we've next play should just be able to see out pretty comfortably. They didn't. And that's one guy for others far to seek both seems to school and over two and a half goals also joint I in the boat seems to score table with twenty four th this season. But we've seen them away from home, not one clean sheet. I mean to be free new down. Wolves off time in another joke really on on Wednesday. Do just wonder if Lester on the verge of being overrated. Awesome. Six two four you ever look at that this run of wings if won five of their last four matches which isn't great anyway brought in Fulham how does feel Burnley and boom of all in the button seven. So I think they've got I think a little bit ago. It's approved that they deserve to be with Justin for favoritism in this game. One of play that you mentioned about PF as part of the year Madison loop unladen inside headed pump berry in that playmaker. Rope. I'll tell you I like as well for them. He's taking them. And I think yeah, he's a very good. Very good. You've thrown a few less to both teams score all season on the post Cussing. It's as base. For years and the twin seat suit times have landed the boat seems to school bet, which is only two behind awesome. The you know, so I mean, they are a good one four. But you need some boost up Price Little bit. We just one gun for the over two and a half tonight is Dan who'd you like a lot less. The hair are taught before the wolves guy in this the less. The game will be a tough game for us. No, partly because of the time the fixture because it comes less to write a free week. Also, all snow comes at the end of you know, of a Wednesday. Then you've got play Valencia as well. You know, close to the Valencia game less still go still in the hunt for the seven spot was well, so they're going to be looking thinking we need to win the game radio offline and just just pick up a point few Cape. Lies applying well volume Addison, you mentioned of bounds. Well, come on at west time and really really good as well took his go. Well, so now just think less price offer that capitulation also it will he's not really changed a lot fourth eighty eight. I mean, that's a decent bet and Sam what's your idea or the best bet here? Yeah. It's it seems to be a while since I've seen arsenal. So big against the same. It's always the top six and those payments say that I do see last year as well. And I've gone for. I think Vardi is going to be dangerous here. Easel begins a slow arsenal defense. Those those runs in behind and they could really trouble Socrates on the on kashani Varghese Ford's alone for first goal here. And Vardi I on a lesser win is five to one. So that would be would be my best in this that makes sense to I five turf moor Burnley versus men city kind the Clarence confounded. So many people this season school the ultimate upset and put the champion of the Premier League title advantage back in Liverpool's co let's see what's the latest betting. We have Bernie seventeen to one we've got fifteen through the draw on Mont city one to eight Sam. Of course, I seventeen who I'm Burnley just I'm kind of looking. That and thinking you no big what you think I do actually think it's a bit big. I think won't to Asia. So I possibly be laying for city and Bernie did get a point against them last season and Bernie of score ten and their lost five games at eight in their loss. Five home games could be as been a little bit of a banana skin. Bernie did beat them this year as well to turf moor, so possibly they. They could be worth the bed here. Maybe on the double chance at nine to two could be could be the vet here. Then what you think to show his city testing that bone near the same. You don't wanna be plying the stage eve at a you've got a very busy time. Played Spurs twice in mind. Just you know, I'd sit few injury problems facing finding I went soften the good though. I looked at a problem at the end of the game side might be shy to saw a little bit fatigue. Possibly and Bonier a penalty box -ma- Cornelia between then I apply any football. But they would defend properly, and I do tend to take chances as well. You know from set-pieces always there. I mean, you look at defended against safer defended properly, Cutler blocks in so you full backs. They might result. You can you imagine Burnley defending coming? It's Chelsea I froze themselves in everything they're gonna defend better. Don't concede loads. Go this is where I'm going to be here. I'm going to say it's an under three and a half goal results against Burnley in the fifteen primarily league on each. Choice of I conceded more than two goals. You remember one of them was Chris do you have one was at Liverpool of four two. So were you know, I'll just think. Got me to win this game. Get for any any any way you like say narrow infamy Moke just summarize how Burnley survive and thrive because I look article in week after week, and they're just so unimpressive but impressive in weird wife under all this season. I said these I she bones the best worst straw in in the Premier League in the you know, they they all massive fr from set pieces, I think the the to send the backs of good in terms. If one of them went on to play for Liverpool. They probably wouldn't be as good because I don't think they want to defend on the halfway line. But you know, when the defendant defending their edge of their boats. They don't give up much space, and that's being then I might mistake they run they don't too proud of being a well, we've got go and play football against any of these things. Even when the even when this favorites, they don't think above their station, and you know, they just played to what they they use. The two up front almost lucky at defensive mechanism as well. They've seems like wanton attacking formation, but then to do so much work in stopping Neo position at sauce. It's great. So credits the Dinesh Kenny Kenny money. I'm not sure lie. He could have found the perfect club for him with with with with the situation there. It's like almost like a mini thing with fogy. Oh vangere. Also you become so important on the croppies your ones. I also the and the, you know, if he went to you. Say oh blocker next step out would be like a West Ham or an Evanston or less to some that just one the if if it wouldn't be suit, it's not there's any shaming just saying this is what I'm good at these players are good at what we're doing amazing job. Does. I I'll maybe. I don't think I don't think that you wrote believe was the reason why they started the season poorly. Because if I'd offer similar spouse like that throughout the season just think it was a coincidence almost happened Europa league. And I so often desperate supposedly there is these and the Burnley they will have losing runs. But the way they've recovered has been great, nothing livable. Can you know you can rely on Burnley to to give city attest? Unfortunately, I think we'll win just exactly signed based on Muncie. It's winning on the free off goes so eleven straight wins in the premium the full months since pilots game that they lost free to seventeen Premier League games twelve of those under freehoff. And then there was the I caught one they'll bra and one of the reasons for that is people think see terrible at the back. It can see the two goals and you lost ten Premier League matches. I mean, that's not you know that that's not by luck or accident. The Athens they've very difficult to score against. And Burnley will okay and the triple edit culminates at four thirty on Sunday Man United versus Chelsea two of the four teams vying for the two Champions League spots apart from Taunton. And the other three will seem determined not to qualify. But that's not quite true. They oversee do they just not playing very well. So manoeuver Chelsea match showed Sam United at eight to five to draw twelve to five and Chelsea thirteen to eight. It's a tough on, Dan. Chelsea hair. I think that the timing go to extra days, so prepare mentally, it was tough to tight dropping points against Bernie that, you know, the the the the borough to tell him that's a physically himself a great deal, you know, were chasing shadows. Especially in the second half of that game against Manchester City. So it's a it's a tough turn around for them. Not just not been impressed with the way, they're playing. You know, Davidson game was just a complete joke. Really? And then I f in for half an hour against city match referee half an hour and then disappeared again ready for for the rest of the game. So I'll just think Choshi of got a little bit more quality at an all these is, you know, that bid a caller that, you know, haven't go when you see the car against you know, you come off the bench looks at seventy five million pounds and to me, he's pours. He's been since he's been there. There's is appropriate for the club. Well, you look at the big boys there, you know. I'm all shower on the bench came on Alex Sanchez them the wages. He's on comes off the bench. They're starting with the two guys. Lynn garden rash. Vard's of come through. The, you know, the academy out front this older money. I've spent Cy were just think Chelsea little bit more quality and then nicotinamide game agree monk. I mean, I thought I disagree. But I'm I'm really struggling to find a wolf all back. Do you have a look at Chelsea? I mean away from home against big six have been terrible disease. Now, you I mean, you could say we'll manage all they even so big six, but I still think that it's a tough game while Old Trafford free defeats in lost twenty eight Premier League games from just you know. So you've got to be you know, you go beyond it. So beat them usually always looking at this game under two and a half goals as a history of undeserving this fixture. Twelve of the last sixteen. I know there's no Marino around anymore. But I mean that socia- has been quite defensive in these matches, particularly the big games. They've not been afraid even home to salfan let the same. You think about Liverpool game order Champions League might so often. I'd say no reason why changed and Chelsea one goal away to the big sixty season. And in their lost seven away matches in the primarily run only scored at Cardiff from Fulham. Sorry. This is going to be tired wouldn't. Be surprised, you know, one go one on the two and a half. Did you see that amazing stat last night that was Manu's first home to new league defeat since nine hundred ninety one when Ryan Giggs made his debut? She extrordinary Willoughby another two nil to hair some and I haven't gone for myself. I would slightly fancy Chelsea, but I've gone for the the draw on this one. I think it will be another quickstart from United and put a draw those sue Chelsea's stay if they go behind can get themselves back into the game. They would probably settle for that they play Wofford at home in the next one. And then they go into the final game in a very strong position. If they were as pickup appointed all offered. So the draw twelve to five I think I'd be in. If you want to out in boats seems to score as well the of three to one, and I also like Rochford anytime, and he did look the most dangerous against city. He was the only one getting in behind and he seems to be one of the few. That's all Sarah, actually trusts. So imagine he'll be playing top by himself again and two to one here, it seems it seems a decent. Is a decent price for me. So it's one anytime. Okay before we get naps leads. There's so much happening further down the league's there's some really exciting plots to beat to be sorted out in various divisions which apart from your net which teams further than division. If you got your own at the moment, Mark pizza borough Walsall pizza break been given a big boost by the fact that only lost mid week. So back in the playoff hunt. You know, we've a chance to to put pressure on Donny Walsall relegated NASA. They would definitely be one thing. You gave wounds will good mention they were living there. Eleven to one go down when we had that chat that since sites. Kates. Don't think he was the Hymie was the overawed issue there. I mean, they've got full budget there in Bolton full it was of just lost for so and then in late so no fencing odds against homes, Yeovil, Yeovil, absolutely ridiculous. They're in terror. Zero form they cost me money on Monday against Colchester coaches missed a few chances, and then the coaches a goalkeeper did it higher against Barcelona and then compounded by getting sent off when there was a melon the net off the ball went in the go kick the opposition forward up the backside dot send off coaches to still hit the ball. And then equalised and we're trying to win the game. You look at that shot starts getting battered every week. No fence the against lost hung game. I mean, I it's probably know about back then who's on your radio games in the championship. One of them Swansea high. Mark fancies is as well. Home to how how since the playoff dreams going on. I bet on actually whites at West Brom light West Bromwich, Bronco the winner at the end not gonna finish their playoff hopes off. Then I in a free kneel down in the first twenty five minutes chef region, I the game after side they're on the beach. Now, how an an interesting swan Swan's you've still gaming. Stupor mathematically shown of having a late thaw the playoffs and applying quite Welsh onesie the bomb you lost one game to season respond really well, actually since this ten point nine point deduction and their home to weaken. We have just been my cypher and the loss result. I think now second pronounce game this season. I'm been poor white most of the campaign, anyway, I know they won that leads fence. Yeah. Yeah. The free the unbelievable when a leads book, I'm not sure it'd be putting in such a massive effort in this going sperm you hugs me. Kipnes Burton for would to school anytime. We got his and I've been conceding goals. I say that. Loosen probably wouldn't be a burden. Trade goals are sold them on Monday canes was a real big fr- for an and then he moved into the centre forward position when Boyce did he's I can Cohen was stretchered off. Sorry. He was also just putting it in mono Pagis, poor Eakins versus everywhere wide, a since he's been moved up from a guy oriented the full positions. I mean, he's been a big FRA for and so if Lou and the nocco attic, the official prices, let Luton rural zones went which is probably a little bit short because you get free Toowoomba and their forwards have gone off, really big prices. Even if they don't win think they can probably scoring forty baking. Okay. And Sam what have you got for us? And I've actually been keeping my close on Wimbledon for the last few months. I adopt volley danc-. I thought y'all it seems to just naked a lot of sense at the time. So I've been keeping an eye on them. And they have commanded that they were bottom by long way there now. Points off the relegation off getting out of the relegation zone. And they're at home to Wickham this weekend. I think that's a decent a decent bed at seven to five. Their win would all would secure their safety. So and so I've gone for that. And I've also been keeping an eye on Pompey recently as well. They're away to Sunderland this weekend, which is a huge game in league one and five wins on the band's for Portsmouth. They could possibly go automatically off after looking like they'd certainly be in the playoffs. So in other win their possibly there are eleven to five I believe eleventh five yet. Well, done Chep. She'll lowly knowledge continues to astound me. Let's get the nuts. This will be to. Okay. I'm gonna go I echo in what you said. Earlier new call. So I'm going to take the cowards route though and go double Jones eight thirteen thing. I will definitely not be leaving Brunton for that long journey north without either one or three points Mark Woolsey to be whole. I mean. Won't fall over. They lost six one of the games button. Was when they hammered at PR just a really weird sums on just get weird results in in football. But they've won seven of their I hung games in twenty nine seen. You have look at whole lost seven of their lost a away matches. The exception was hips which Swansea. Our stew in the playoff hunt as well. And they've got Daulby next week. So they'll be looking at it that they can take free points off them. And what Joe grandpa is done. Whatever happens as we now in the in the season, just a shade of what's on fair enough to me. We'll see swinger if there's like James, Dan, James. I mean, he's so quick a any so talented. I mean leads an illegal in for like ten million dollars for drug for the fine dates hours. It will probably go big six now. All come to us. We'll goes. Yeah. I mean, I think that would be a more sensible move person. You could always take the Madison route, you know, get to get yourself to medium, primarily team show you call in and you can move on. You know, if we'll want and good on be. Be a great replacement for Wilf. Yeah. Damn what? Show nap I'm going to league one Peterborough whites a wall. So I'll just comfortably holds against the prosperous a great bet won't show. Look real real trouble. Now on a terrible run for it on four points from safety with two games to go. So law needs guarding this week and pay it burn our now heads to head with Doncaster. Doncaster lost accurate surprise loss in mid wait. Now, pay Barney three points beyond him with a game in hand. I think Danica got Quebec difference. But certainly P Abro fighting chance I think that when it will show and Sam what show nap I've actually had a look at a few ten feet of renew. Casa were too I liked as well. But I went for Accrington and the end to be limit. Limits of silk teams were allegation bottle four defeats on the spin Accrington had a good win. Good win last weekend against Doncaster and a win would confirm their safety. It is their last home game of the season as well. So they'd want to to finish on a high a thirteen to ten I think that looks quite big so oxygen for me. Okay. I'm so we've got new cost will double chance we got swung Z. We've got paid to them and got at Crinson you're going to be able to do some nice boosting there for we will. Yeah. We'll be announcing that onsite so the fourfold will that we'll be Dan is that this will not be beaten special onsite Saif people going to petty power dot com cones of football. They'll find it under specials Willie. Once you click specials. It will come up straight away their top man now, then we cannot possibly end without having a really good look at these sensational Champions League semi funds. I'm so excited about the Champions League. Just saying is absolutely superb. I'm what you've got here is to four teams any combination. These would make a great fun and oversee Dan and Marcus Spurs fan. So they want it to be taught him, but for neutral like me or offer us. Yeah. Yeah. Trump news back tixx, hundreds of one or neutralized Siamese monk taught him to go free. It's going to be amazing just quickly Sam before we look at the semi's in isolation. What's the latest from Patty Powell on who's going to win the Champions League? So to win the Zeke we have to winter Barcelona at six to four Liverpool five to two I x on Spurs both four to one. This is gonna be fantastic Tuesday. Eight pm at Tottenham new grand Taunton versus I XE. How do putty Popat we have Spurs thirteen to ten the draw twenty three to ten and I ex two to one now boys. If you haven't got enough on your plate trying to give new true assess unbiased assessments in a match where you're so emotion involved. It's also an international they played for both clubs special. Okay. This is called good listen before before like mall, you give us your you'll match. Verdict offing. I'm completely unemotionally signs often tournament a too big. If you have a eight to eleven drawn are back. I mean, it's the Champions League semi fallen. All I would want to Bill known thing f- for stall as a no Soanes nor viable when oversee that is that is a blow flurry show as well. Did I had? No, no, no. He's he's fine. I it's so Costa one that there's a big question Mark over. But I mean talking him about more than individual players as they keep on showing everytime. One another one goes down. They said, well, that's the end of them. I mean talking were around they were about two to five to be PSV Wimbee now acts a. In a big tall race. We've PSV I set the team. But Khan, except the you know, you go from being two to five to be team of a similar issue. -bility suddenly being you know, for into ten that doesn't make much sense to me. They were zone Tilton of winning Hondo given as well. I mean all acts of lost a way to PSV they conceded six foreign old. They also lost to the all's it out Maureen full and Herat Glazer in six away from home now. Yes, they've been brilliant in the Champions League Ramos was missing for Real Madrid Killeen. He was missing for you think it's Phoolan quite noisy for them in their being able to win those games. But they've got to do it in high scoring battles, whereas Tottenham kept free clean sheets against Dortmund and against Manchester. See that one their win against Manchester. See is better than anything acts often can compl- because men see the best team in Europe. I think I have much of a strong opinion on the game in the process. First came out, there's been a move towards and I think is going to look at outright market that both full. It's a one I XE for two hundred and fifty to one at the start of the competition. Another the not I'm just not sure they should be favorites to win this champion's league semifinal which what they are fair enough time to finish a case of maybe have been slightly underestimated by the likes of Rome Madrid. And you've yes, possibly, yeah. Yeah. But there's certainly not being tonight bought him out. Anyone would agree with remark? I'll just think. You know, you you really bison. It your sample that there for the reason they processed changed so much is to ties. He's already mentioned the key lies that will Michigan for the for the clubs that were against the move. So the way the the way that's how I felt would I play two home lake. I drew them both occasions, and it was a little bit of a not a loose in our our then gone away from how they concede in Waco Senate. It's I needed sit needs to win the game away from home. So a different dynamic here going to why the guy why even if they lose by the Oko, they don't going to be there to down a Spurs. Are they going to be bombing Fullwood trying to equalize in closing stage? And I'm not so sure they might even think he's an okay result here. So spas guidance a new stadium as well as a big difference. But we'll process was supposed to be Wimbley. If I sit at Wembley ex. They should really be bigger. Would they would would you be sure to talk to them here than you would have been at Wembley some? It's imagine. So yeah, it's go to be bigger. Yeah. Maybe maybe maybe as big six sixty four. I think the difference between Spurs we've seen from complying at Wembley supplying the new site. You look at it. Looking at what to fight against Manchester City, you know, kind gone off injured still play, but I intend the an Icee questionable selection on the Neue. We've the broin not starting the game Bernardo Silva, but still a very good Spurs performance. I think if I play would I intend sec- as marks mentioned togetherness. They play the portraits as this system in the belief belief there in the same by individual pliers, and not do you think they're a little bit over processed here. And I don't think you know is supposed to win. UT she through the team toll. Sam. His post much yet. So yeah, we'll be out of do that. Isn't that same won't you make this one? It's very interesting. The prices across the industry are quite interesting. We have I exit nine to ten and Spurs twenty two twenty three qualifies very slide on Spurs favorites, but you can get access shortest four to six and places and Spurs eleven to ten which I find remarkable. And I do think that as far as big on spares eleven to ten and, but it's it's so difficult to call. And that's why are prices do show as if it is skull and for me, I was just be back in the goals here and personally slightly CIX. But that might be hard overhead and oh just be back in the goals. Both teams scored nine in nine of their last hang games. They both Gordon every Naccache game this season. And with over two point five goals at one seventy five here or three to four. I think that is that would be my bad here. Anyway. Okay. On definitely hedging of the hearing more and then with a little impassioned pleas. What's more than night play? For both clubs away. Go van divall Demidov Meador, yet Elvis ones Christian areas, and so he'd be to and chase. Yes. Yeah. Eric's. We said Ericsson Ericsson yesterday Eriksson. Yeah. Collie pride forever Tsen as well. The little midfielder Stephen teen are saving pay. No, hold, blah. Yeah. Yeah. He did play fries which seemed to Johnny met hold. Oh blimey. Yeah. Thank you. This isn't a good ones. Good one. It's a friendly friendly rivalry for now. Okay. Well, they played for both clubs in pass. Loner in Liverpool oversee Cotino and Sanchez, and they will be hosting bus line, and we'll be hosting for eight Pam on Wednesday in another epic encounter for which party Powell. As follows them Barcelona eight to eleven at home at the draw three to one on Liverpool. Tens of three away Sam you can go first here, and I wouldn't be back in Barcelona at eight to eleven I don't think I I'm actually going for the owners here just given the game that it is if I lag in the semi final and Liverpool have hod and nail nail house of Barcelona in the first leg of the knock gates this season. Both in the last sixteen. So I think Liverpool might approach it a little bit more cautiously than usual and four bars last six of how under two point five and three of Liverpool's last five. So I'm not sure the goals will be. Flown in this one as much as they will in the talking to my excellent. So I'd be like an under two point five possibly a small that on the nail mill fourteenth one as well. That wasn't what I was expecting I suppose when you put the actual stats up against Yukon of impression of both teams. It does make sense. Then what you think I've approached here, you know, I wouldn't be totally again Stephen having a po- Sean him to win the game. But I'll I'll take plant safer and guy lived poor George chance up just think look at the two leagues all depends where you see lollygag and the and the primarily the moment, I I would sign when you mentioned the favorites to win the Champions League for slightly for most of the competition and Liber poor. You know, one point off them in the in the toy race, I go I point five primarily games Boston eighteen thirty four league games. And if you think primarily which thing is the moment, he's a slightly stronger. Tuffeli I think you have to question the process Liverpool should be outside as the just the Sapard a game. The the the size of the page. Suit Liverpool with Boston I'm gonna not suppress team. Do is the fines we demand that. I planned sacking foot. What how am I live oppose counterattacking threat on that? She's going to be massive. I wouldn't surprise me. If I even won the game. So Newport or double chance mo- before he gives you verdicts and Monet to score the first goal. We'll type that often mokes told us. What's going to happen Liverpool to qualify is is the best bet here. I wouldn't be surprised if this finish school draw. And then those report in a great position. I mean, you couldn't offer defended them so van dawn to to to contain Leno messy offing that Lewis wars. He's got cerebral record in the in the Champions League. I'm just not sure now if he's he's absolute Pika, pinky ease. Slowly, I mean, they don't have ROY of somebody that's being awoke lost forward. But I certainly think that he's best days gone me somebody that's plays such energy that we can take away a little bit that she come becomes law. Nothing liverpool. Pice dies from free. In the cleverness of for me to take up positions. The fact that they can probably match them for energy emit fill to stop Barcelona's policy offended often deliver for our over prostate qualify. Because even if they lose the game, two one, advance them and foods units to be able to overturn it. Yeah. I mean you ever look at van diets to a stats anybody's dribbled policy season. I mean messy if anyone can Lino messy Cam. But I mean it just. I often I often there's not much between these two teams in the process liver, pours doubt. So saw just to qualify. Looks looks to me, Molly, we haven't fully finished price if the market, but it's going to be coming in roughly eight to honor seventeen two to three for me. Okay chips. I was fantastic. One amazing. Few days of foot. We've got coming up really looking forward to it. Enjoy these shows, please don't forget, you can write review and subscribe wherever you're listening. I'm Roussin Spotify. 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Manchester Is Blue and Mexico Is Scouting for American Talent | Ringer FC (Ep. 59)

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Manchester Is Blue and Mexico Is Scouting for American Talent | Ringer FC (Ep. 59)

"Taking. Please. Uh-huh. Ringer f c Donnie Kwok east coast chief of the ringer to ma'am pivot today with my man, Mike, Peter, well, what what it's gonna have an action packed episode today. We're gonna take a look at all of the crunch Darby's from around world soccer, one in Manchester or classic or super classical the Asian Champions League final, which I know Michael watch. Even who played in it. Now. But I'm sure. Oh, I'm just going to tell you that. It's a two legged tie and the Kashima Antlers from Japan beat Persepolis from Iran. It was no nil in the second leg, I think 'cause she wanted to know in the first leg, so congratulations. Congratulations to the Kashima Antlers. We're also going to talk later on in the episode with the writer of a piece we just published on the scout whose convincing Mexican American dual national prospects to represent El try wall. So have a little bit MLS talk and preview of the international break. But first Josie you can go for stats. That's that's the way people that don't understand football analysts football with stats. I don't go for stats go for what I felt. And for what I I I watching the game mica Joe's as well. First of all shadow to our daily departed ex g God because I actually agree with Josie. That the people that don't understand football analyze it with stats take that x g guy Reich isn't even here to defend himself. Mike, you watched the three one Manchester Darby city one. Of course, what are your immediate thoughts after watching that game? Well, I mean. What are my immediate thoughts? Well, it's forty eight hours later. So in forty-eight hours later, I would say that the game is basically as fine of exclamation point that you can put on the fact that this is the roles of the two mash, Manchester, close reverse. I mean, this is like city came in. There was never any kind of conception from. I kick that United. We're going to win this game. And also Manchester City to. I guess save off the kind of comeback that they suffered April of last year. Put the game out of reach with a third goal. That was at the end of a forty four pass move. You know, which one I'm talking about everywhere. So I mean like. Pass move, by the way, I have to admit because this match the the Manchester Darby was happening at the same time as arsenal wolves match. So are we had the two screen thing going? So I only really saw the tail end of that forty four pass move Gunderson goal and the commentators on NBC sports were kind of it. They weren't building excitement. And so it didn't grab my attention as the way it should have. I just watched it on a match of the day and the commentators there were kind of like already kind of predicting that this was going to end into goal in their voices were rising. It was when you watch the play in totality. It's just a clinic on how to hold the ball in Manchester's. United players were just dumbfounded and leading in concrete to the point where it okay Grundel received. It was like the last pass was an actual cross into the into the six-yard box. Like, a n okay gondola was. A standing there by himself like enough to to take the ball down. And then slop vast a like that was how much the United team have been pulled apart. I mean Josie doesn't like stats so he wouldn't like forty four passes for go. He also probably wouldn't like only one shot on target which was Anthony is penalty. He also wouldn't like the fact that United or now just as far from the top of the table as they are from the bottom there, twelve points back of Manchester City and twelve points above Cardiff City in a place in the lowest they've been after twelve games of Premier League season. Oh, let's see. What are some more stats? Here's a four other size in the league of conceded. More goals this season Fulham has thirty one hundred field has twenty two Cardiff has twenty five and Burleigh has twenty-five United have conceded Twenty-one. Yikes. Here's a here's a funny set. Alexis Sanchez in Ramallah Lukaku both. Of whom came on as subs strung together a combined four passes. In their time on the pitch. Phil fold came on basically in stoppage time and completed seven passes in two minutes. Amazing. Yeah. I mean, it's just really another stat was that early on when the first Chiron of you know, the possession sets came across the scream watching the game on Sunday morning. Manchester City something like ninety three percent possession. They completed like a hundred something passes and United only completed like twenty by the time it came up. So yeah, it was it was really a comprehensive shellacking as it were the one thing as a neutral that I felt kind of cheated out of was seeing pug play. And I looked back. You know, it seems always for some reason or another pug misses the Darby's because. There have been five of them since he's come back to United. He's only played in two of them in those two matches. They were a split. And of course, last April he famously scored two goals in a victory. The other three last year. I guess last December they lost. He was out for a yellow card or red card suspension for this match. There was one there was one. He wasn't on the bench. I don't exactly remember the circumstances around that one in for this game. He had some kind of slight injury nee picked up a knock at the end of the Ventas game and mid week break hordic reports, according to reports so because of that necessitated, you know, starting Fellini. Okay. It didn't it didn't assassinate that. That's that's my thing. Okay. So when you see the common, Fred, I guess, it's just the fact that the would you look at the the the lineup sheep before the game even starts and you see that marina starting amid 'field three of filet ni Harare and. A modest to around. To change in the basically modern in Harare, where man-marking Bernardo Silva dabid Sova, and you can guess how will that went? It was just like let's just smash everything to pieces and disrupt their rhythm, which is is like such a two years ago tactic. Yeah. They I mean like again, he didn't have to play who he played at midfield because he spent fifty million pounds on Fred in the summer. So what is the what's going on? I have another question. When's the last time anyone has seen Jesse lingered dancing? Minute. Wow. He's probably got like the most elaborate dance on deck. He hasn't scored in forever. Wow. I really I didn't even think about until now I haven't seen the shoot dance in the primarily get 'cause Jesse Garda's. It's sad because I actually like lingered. But I mean, he might as well been a ghost. He got subbed off at the you know for lukarco think right in the fifty seven minutes, so who then immediately came on one penalty. Yeah. Credit to him doing something. Would you think about Sergio girls? I heard some people call it blonde. But it's still. Yeah. It's over. Let's it is. I am fully on board with the like ageing striker clinging to youth by. Going tax evasion platinum like that's that's kind of like the protagonist of some net. Flicks Sifi telenovela or some shit will. I mean like he looks like a final fantasy character. It was great. And so is this finish. I almo more with the hair the finish was amazing. Like, no angle, and it just fucking just went through his hands to him. Sorry for half feel sorry for him. What did you make of Rehim sterling doing the little step overs? Okay. So that's a for tactic. I so just this at the table for the listeners the very end of the match when the crowd was allaying every pass basically Sunday, LeRoy, Sante and brainstorming were just playing triangles keep away and United can get near the ball. And at one point sterling which is standing over the ball doing step overs to nobody. There was no Roy Keane there to try to break his leg. He actually got scolded by blonde Mata one pep pep. Apparently, you know was seen on TV scoring afterwards said that he was talking to him about. I don't know. It's one of those things where like kyri complains about joe-marie shooting that three to try to get fifty. Yes. Yeah. I mean, listen, I am on record everywhere as being exceedingly proton thing so I mean, I don't really weren't secretly hoping that somebody would go in. For like a reducer and take out his ankle. I mean felony kinda did a half-hearted reducer there was, but I mean, like, I I think it's fine alternately. I mean, this is just this is me who the most that. I've liked Joe's Marino all years when he came onto the pitch at fulltime in Turin and cuffed as ear like excuse me, what we all talking about after getting it. So lucky that come back and that happened since our last episode. It's so funny. How every week? It's like the narrative changes it's like up down up down. We mentioned even in the last episode, but he you know, throw coaster. Yeah, we should say about sterling he just signed a new deal making ozo- money actually little bit less than three hundred k per week pounds through two thousand twenty three good to be rain. Sterling. Great to be Ryan, sterling, I just saw this stat map that or this graphical map. I should say that soccer dot com put out hopefully, you're not looking at it. Mike because I have a question for you since the start of this season. Okay. So the basically did a US map where they showed what's the most popular selling Premier League teen kit in that state and only one St. in only one state is Manchester City have the highest selling kit among barely teams. I'll give you two guesses. Okay. At two guesses. We can't do twenty questions. I I can't be like it's gonna take to I'll give you two questions. And then two guesses, okay? Is it in a state that has isn't in the northern United States? Yes. Okay. Is in the northern United States is it in the eastern or western heaven or the United States eastern. That's not a factually what questions, but. Yeah. Eastern guy. I know it's not twenty questions. But you know, like, you didn't catch it. So and you answered it, so whatever okay now, I get to guesses. Is it Maine? No. It's New Jersey. This is. To kind of random. I don't know. Why why do you think Manchester City is so popular New Jersey, maybe because NYC fans actually cross the GW bridge to get to Yankee Stadium? And I don't know. I mean, sure, I don't know. I don't know. Why would be 'cause New York is? It's not new will. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. I honestly have nothing to base us off of. I encourage everyone to search out this map. I have it in front of me. Unfortunately, my geography shit, and I don't that the the names of the states aren't on the map is just the team shields. I can say that strangely. Maryland, and Pennsylvania are Chelsea. I was very surprised to find out that Louisiana was a top state. Interesting. Todd them has Tennessee as well. I think what's that atop there has at Wisconsin Iowa. Yeah. Anyway, check check out the map for yourself. All right. So that's Gardy. Is so vast. Do you know what those two are on the top? Yes, wisconsin. And I were right. No, no, no, no, no soda, Minnesota. Minnesota. Sorry mix you Minnesota. Minnesota's on top of Minnesota. Yeah. Which is Chelsea and just quickly Liverpool has Florida, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada. Washington state see I can name them not wanna have this matches it with like political affiliations. Okay. So we're going to the other Darby's in a minute. But let's just quickly do a Premier League round up. It's the first time in history. This another step for Josie that three teams are analogous. This isn't the type of stat he was talking about. But there's three teams that are unbeaten after twelve. Of course that city Liverpool, and Chelsea do think any of them are gonna lose anytime the next match for Chelsea is actually Spurs, right? Will I think that we'll have that question answered? I for the international great breaks up. Some of this rhythm that all of the marine and elsewhere Newcastle. Two in a row Newcastle back. Did you see those Ron Don goals around? Two headers. Yeah. I mean like to vary husky workmanlike headers one win over board myth of right? And they just beat Waterford too. They beat the to kind of Cinderella teams back to back. So. Are you ready to declare Newcastle? Becker. No, not really. But I think Rafa has this kind of irrepressible. I mean, he's just good, you know, and eventually and Rhonda makes a difference. I think keystone young the Korean midfielder back in the mix. Now, he makes a difference. I didn't confess I didn't watch the match with Bournemouth. But I saw the highlights and they looked definitely more threatening than I've seen them in the past. 'cause usually just skip their highlights 'cause they're so boring. But. Yeah. In incisive commentary on that mess commentary on that match moving scarcity. Yeah. Newcastle Cardiff City. Did you see so Bomba's goal at the death? First of all did you see so Bomba go shirtless than the referee have to ask around to see if he actually took his shirt off? I did see that. He lied to the referee condom but good for him. Good for the bad for the ref or not seeing what was obvious obvious shirt tick off camp ban, the snowman happy for Neil Warnock for that. I have to say if you work in the Cardiff City social media department, you're slipping because Seoul Bomba mobile check west couldn't you just do a remake. You should put the song over the highlight of the goal. You know, I mean. Yeah. I mean, it's a it's a it's a ready made. Sorry. Fulham lost to Liverpool to know their historically terrible. Basically, I saw a story on the BBC that actually no Premier League manager has been sacked yet, which is kind of interesting because last year at this time five at or even sect. We're mentioning Fulham here Jakovich is obviously on the super hot seat as as is Marcus at Southampton. Why do you think there's no managers have been section? It's kind of. I mean, remember remember last year at this time. It was like Frank de Boer Komen and wells Pugh list, and it was like, yeah. There was like so many people getting shit can. Well, there's also a lot ominous has fall, I you know, I mean and Fulham Fulham has had a while. Yeah. Like, you said a historically terrible start. Their line is one win two draws nine losses in their twelve games negative twenty goal differential and sitting on five points in November, which is not great. It turns out that defense actually matters interesting as does finishing. Did you see the Charlie Austin post game interview yesterday? I did see the Troy awesome postgame interview as well. As the second half of that south Adam watt for game where he had the goal called back and the the player those running off size. I forget exactly who it was. It was mile Yoshida belief in my sheet. A I mean was in an offside position but didn't affect to play. And I could see where like the referee might see that he could like from the main from the perspective of the sideline same thing with the heaven with the the Monico or not goal. I guess in the Liverpool Arsenault match from two weeks ago. It's like that's the subjective part of all sides. Whether the offsides player is interfering with play when he does that's left up to the discretion of the referee that they have to make decisions on an like seconds of time. I mean, I think they got that wrong. I always do. For the record. The interview is funny because it was kind of being treated as like Charlie Austin was lost his head a little bit. But he's still English. So it's still kind of polite. It wasn't like a fucking f-bomb in diatribe, if it was just kind of funny he just sounded angry, but like angry with a British accent. Angry sing song in cheer. Like all this fall that. Terrible terrible British accent. Sorry. To you. I thought it was delightful. A related note. I just saw that this week Premier League clubs are actually voting on our I don't know how to that is remember where I read that. But I mean, it seems to be inevitable after the World Cup with its use in some of these Cup competitions with its use overseas. Generally, people seem to be in favor of it when I speak of players and the public it's coming next year. It's gotta be right. Yeah. And has to be I mean, like there's it's been employed in too many different way in too many different like mediums of the game. And then also it has been shown to work and players are advocating for it in the coaches rolling on it. So I'm assuming that it's a matter of win. Not if I mean, I think the World Cup was really turning point there because I think it worked really well, and yeah, so one last news bit that I saw today. A Susannah ditch has been named the new chief executive of the Premier League first woman. I guess she's just the third. Chief executive replacing Richard Scudamore who stepping down next month after nineteen years. Susanna dinner was the global president of him will planet on discovery. I know nothing else about her. But given that she's a woman, I think she'll do a great job. I think I I read this Michael might interest. You all twenty Premier League clubs have been asked for two hundred fifty thousand pound contribution. So that's good more can be given a five million pound farewell gift. And I think this is at the behest of the Chelsea chairman believe quite a, you know, some of these teams aren't buying players yet. They're gonna give me two a fifty thousand pounds for the seal as just like a. Yeah. Like, he got a pass around the collection plate when it comes of it. You know, a five million dollar parting gift, that's great. Let's go into these other world talker Darby's from the weekend. Mike yesterday, we published a post by you about them. Let's start with the one. That was probably was this the best match of the season in Europe, Dirk classic between. Dortmund environment. Yes. I mean like in terms of like the on field product the actual game. This was definitely the best game of the weekend. Possibly the only leagues match. I've watched I confess I've watched this season. It was fucking entertaining. I have to say, I mean, it had everything. And I mean there were five goals there might have been six while was disallowed. I really. I wanna say that like I feel like low in TAOs ski was hard done by on the lady hawsers. But anyway, also Markelle Royces finish to the go ahead goal of the Amine. Sorry. The equalizer the one that drew were that drew Dortmund two to level was one volley. Yeah. It was gorgeous. Especially after he missed two sitters. And it was just kind of like what the bikes Dortmund shoot himself foot. And then he comes up out of nowhere with this half volley. First time in traffic like on the tip of eighteen yard box. And it was electrifying. I was trying to think of like the right analogy and actually strangely enough. We might have actually talked about this on on shuffle. Your music podcasts to me the match. Struck me analogous to Bioern would be Jay Z via Jay Z circa. Sorry kingdom. Come. And Dortmund was little Wayne taking the show me what you got be and dissing him with very much like this analogy. Yeah. I mean, like Dortmund will Dorman leads the the the boondocks legal on twenty seven points and are unbeaten to their first twelve eleven game. Sorry, and and just spanked olitical Madrid for nil in the Champions League. Yes. Exactly. And it's just kind of there's this feeling that the like the boondocks league is interesting again because Byron the perennial superpower are sitting fifth in the table on twenty points is just kind of like you have. And Byron is also aging to your point. I mean, there was I think that probably your analogy is summed up best on the on the goal that this mood and actually come nothing came of it of Jaden Sancho, basically push the ball in the space pass Matt's who was apparently reportedly playing with a head cold into space like beat him easily just running straight by him. And then laid back to pack also who wasted the chance. But anyway, it's just kind of like this old and still good Byron team, but Dortmund are young and exciting and unpredictable again. It's just like they are they can't seem to miss gay. I mean, that's the the Hove analogy is that menu. Thomas miller. Frank rubbery Mets homos Boateng, JIMBO Tang. They're all huge names with pedigree. It's just they seem washed. But but like Hove, you know, after kingdom come who've came back like, you know, and American gangster in for four four and all that stuff. So I wouldn't say that those guys are buried, but it was very kind of interesting to see Jaden Sancho, you mentioned eighteen year old British starlet Jacob Larsen on the other side the Danish winger they were just running rampant. And so as my mood that who'd, and I mean, like if Christian pulisic would have been healthier in the game probably would have been him to have a manual Kanji, the doorman center bag, I was just sending mica earlier today. I saw on read it that manual Kanji is Swiss centreback for Dortmund he was on some Swiss TV show the little clip on read. It was basically his skill or one of his skills. Obviously, he's a world-class soccer player is being able to do multiplication in his head. You know, basically any. Two number of times any to number. And so basically on this on this talk show, the host was just asking someone in the audience to name to throw random numbers. He would be able to manual country was able to calculate them in his head before the host was even able to type them in his calculator. Mike saw this was disturbed. As at disturbed a strong. I'm just going to say that way. I was just like, okay. So have you seen board Bjorg Bure versus job macaroni that movie was Shiloh above? I have not heard is good. It's it's it's almost I loved it. Chris L beta our colleague wrote a review of it on the ring dot com. Chris washes, a lot of tennis, and he wasn't as taken with a design, but whatever shall of. Anyway, there's a scene in it. Where young John McEnroe has to do mental math in front of like, a whole dining room table of guests, and it's like shot really well and kind of edited to make a really quiet environment seem like just super harrowing. I mean, but he kind of stumbles he struggles to remember like struggles with the last like he I think he gets like three right in the last one is like this really long pregnant pause. So doing that in front of. Tire studio audience. I mean, even though a Kanji is really good at it. I felt we did not did not stutter or he was on the nose. But yeah, I mean, it was a little I mean, I could see it will be a little off. Putting I was just kind of amazed at a Kanji is conflicting do multiplication like that in his head within seconds. It's a good product. Yep. Yeah. Jaden Sancho has made Christian pulisic obsolete. Mike. Why are you always have to put pit successful women against each other? There. I mean, they were just questions about whether or not Jaden Sancho could be a starter. I mean, we discuss it here on this very podcasts. I I don't think I think he's proven. The affirmative. So you think that Christopher Ilitch ends up, you know, like Fulham's January sign. It's possible. It's possible. I just read that Jaden Sancho tripled his salary from twenty thousand to sixty thousand euros. And I was just thinking how much money he would be making. If you're in the Premier League. I know he's only eighteen but we just talked about fucking rain sterling making three hundred K a week three hundred thousand pounds a week like twenty three so he's older. But yes, inches not long for doorman. I don't think. Absolutely believe that he's going to continue to ball out until he goes to a larger club. Yeah. But actually being eighteen and being there. I mean, you can ask for a better setup for him. Yeah. I mean, these are the same things that we were discussing with pools, which I mean like he should he go to Liverpool or United or Chelsea or wherever or should he stay Dortmund continue to develop. Depends upon you know, what you think that kind of development what will wear that would be best served. I mean, I don't know have Sancho goes to like city who is he gonna spot as you taking. Yeah. He'd be getting the Phil Fota minutes. Yeah. We I don't know if I know positions been called up for the US England friendly, I don't know if Sanchis, but imagine them playing opposite each other. That'd be amazing. That would be mazer. Elsewhere the super classical Argentina's Superdome be between Boca Juniors in river-plate mica. You wrote about this one as well. This is actually the first time it's the Koper leaper door leaper door door is excuse me final. It was the first leg the first time. I think are maybe first time in a long time since the two the two rivals have played in in the Libertadores final. I like it was postponed originally supposed to be on Saturday. There was heavy flooding ended up being played on Sunday ended up in two two draw. Michael you wrote about kind of Atma. Fear in the stadium in Boca stadium. Would you think? Right. So what I was kind of getting at in the piece loses at the like derby between, you know, crosstown rivals wherever I mean like River Plate and Boca are separated by eight miles. And the the rivalry is so intense that there can't be like opposing fans in each other stadium. Right. Like, it's live, and the thing about there is that is so badge ical is that it feels as though like they swing free from everything. Like nothing matters beyond what's happening on the field. And it was just like there was better soccer being played this weekend. Probably but nothing there was no better like emotional content. Like the thing that I was writing about in the winners losers was the the Dario Benedetto goal that came just before half the game finished you two. He scored the go ahead goal. Oh this glancing header to the far post, and then he just runs to the to the corner flag like roaring like the like, his teammates are jumping all over it. Just and then the camera pans to the fans in the stadium old drunken shirtless and some of them are crying. And it's just like the best stuff that you can watch. I love I love love love love watching. You can feel even watching on television. I guess depending on how you sound system is as well. But just that kind of atmosphere. I mean to be honest like in the classic Dortmund stadium. You saw some of that at least at the end when the players are saluting the fans, and you can see the literally the stadium moving. But you know, that's what makes Darby, and I think, you know, just even seeing it not being there. It's a it's a different, you know, these the South American Darby's Latin American Darby's different, you know. I mean, I think it's like more visceral or something, you know. I mean like I mean like they have the the the. The like the twenty foot high chain link fences that they don't have in your. It's like, it's. Actually. The those those big fences at the in the west valid stadium. That's not entirely true day. That's actually a main feature of dormancy, but you just not going to get that at the, you know, when people are paying maybe five hundred pounds for a seat in eating whatever promises. So that was ended in the to draw and the second leg is coming on November twenty fourth definitely watch out for that. And also interestingly the Copa Libertadores final the Noway away goals rule how it should be. So you you'll definitely be washing on November twenty four th end since this is your ideal situation. Yemen, just starting new it's their level. And you know, every goal counts the same. Elsewhere around the globe quickly Barscelona loss at home for the first time in over two years and they conceded four goals at home for the first time since two thousand three Mike in two thousand three you were. What an embryo is. That what you're about to say. I literally don't know you were born in what like ninety eight or something's born in ninety one down. Thank you. Okay. So you were twelve that's indexing mental maths here over there. So they can see foregoes at home for the first time since Michael was twelve they lost four two three to rail bettas and the immortal thirty seven year old Joaquin who scored the second goal and for the first time in their history. More stats Borsellino lost a game in which Messi, scored two or more. So what does this mean defensives important right defensive important and also walking will never die bet. Seventy basically what you know. That's literally what immortal means, but also you should watch. If you can any amount of walking that you can consume who will retire. I while Keane or bread Gazon. Probably Joakim retire. I I think Brad's views on will be doing like actual he'll move onto doing actual like network split. You know, like a punditry spots in the goal mouth. We'll kick it down to the pitch. Now where Gazon is holding Clichy. I'd so other Legal News off the presses santegoeds, Laurie santegoeds Laurie. The interim manager wants intermarriage or at Real Madrid who replaced Julianne Lopeti is now the permanent Madrid manager contract through two thousand twenty one. And this is coming off of four wins in four matches. Mike does he make it to two thousand twenty one? I mean, no. Does he make all available evidence points to him not sticking out the length of his contract, but I'd like to be. I think more reason less than it would be like maybe a couple of months. Good for him for getting paid regardless though. Yeah. You get your money. Santiago's lori. Did you see this report that Real Madrid are in for a possible shock swoop? Alexis Sanchez in January, please please take him. Just. The last match that you wrote about actually was not a Darby, but a very interesting Syria matchup between as C Milan. And you've intas just tell us how Gonzalo he gyns Saturday was. I think that it's possible. It's possible that it was like the saddest Saturday that anyone has had he I mean, the storm is going is that basically scored fifty goals in eighty five appearances for you Ventas over over a couple of years. They're both in two league titles to the cusp of Champions League greatness. Then they bought Cristiano Renaldo which meant that Gonzalo Egoyan was you know, they need him anymore. So he, yeah, he was he was he went on a season long loan event said because revenge is the best revenge and the best, you know, like revenge of dispense served revenge, or whatever he was you know, like it was supposed to be as revenge gave. And instead he had his penalty saved by. Whoa, shack Chesney, and then got a red card out of frustration and eighty third minute left the field in tears, so. It's kind of hard for a revenge match to go worse than that you've A1. to one. And I think they're they're like miles ahead now in the table even desert sort of running away at the top of league at this point. I mean, they're I on thirty four points Napoli next closest with twenty eight and Milan all the way down to fifth with twenty one points Milan. Who France Football was reporting. It turned out to be eroneous report that arson Vangere was poised to take over for general too. So that didn't happen vendor denied it. Then go related Kyrie on re has yet to win a match as manager of Monaco six played for four losses. Two draws the last two losses for nil. One two brooches in the Champions League in one to PS g legal. What can you say about Jerry? I mean said the will. Yeah. I mean like sensibly because Leonardo's yard deem kind of was a lot of the stuff that you can read about Giardi sacking will basically kind of 'solvit him of Monaco's recent struggles just because everything mayor is broken. I mean, they haven't they've they've been basically since. Well, since the average fan came to know about the ASA, Monaco, it was because they have they got all this young talent would develop it and then sell them on and then restart every eighteen months may just haven't been doing that recently. So Monaco's team is really young and experienced in. I mean, like it's difficult to dig out of you know, dig Matt of a whole with without the experience in the locker room. Again on is the first time manager, so yeah, I mean like over his head. I think is I think it's fair to say that yet they're currently in nineteenth place still early days somewhat. But it looks like could be troubled times. So good luck Terry still love you. We don't actually have time to talk about this huge rash of football leaks documents that they're Spiegel is breathlessly reporting about every day. Mike have you been reading them? I have been reading them it kind of. We'll save it for next episode because they've been talking about what I mean, obviously, the for Nado allegations came out in in those leaks. But then there's this Manchester City exposed series, the PS g racial profiling also earthy and Super League. Yeah. So I mean, yeah, it's kinda like bombshell after bombshell. We'll get into it in a future episode. I wanna kinda look at them more carefully. But you guys should all be following Spiegel because they're doing some good work. And indefinitely reporting this stuff pretty thoroughly on that note. We're going to take a quick break. We come back. We're going to welcome Andrew Helms. Who's gonna talk about the story? He wrote today that was published on the ringer. 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Go to hotel tonight dot com or download the app now. And we're back and happy to welcome into Helms to bring FC you may remember Andrews bioline from the Renner story, documenting the US men's utter failure stunning failure to reach the two thousand eighteen World Cup today. He has another story that probably won't make the US soccer federation, very happy. The headline of that story is the man who's trying to convince some of America's soccer players to represent Mexico. Andrew Helms, welcome to the pod. Hey, thanks for having me. Thank you for being here. So the man in question, and I encourage everyone to read the story is a forty seven year old ex semi pro Dutch soccer player based in California whose fall name is. It's a mouthful Sasha Vander most bent, speak than spike than spike, excuse me. And he is part of scouting network that the Mexico football federation has established in the US, which is home to thirty six point three million. Mexicans in Mexican Americans as Andrew points out in the story. First of all, how did you first come across show and get the idea for this feature? Yeah. So in the in the last year, there've been a few really high profile American prospects, who I'm Jonathan Gonzales Efren Alvarez top top top players who you know, should have been in the pipeline for the US men's national team for the next generation. And then all of a sudden, you know, right after the the World Cup collapsed. We get word that Jonathan Consol is chosen to represent Mexico. And so I was kind of curious, you know, how is this? How does this keep happening who are the people who are who are? Going out going into the homes of these young Mexican American players dual-nationals folks who have the ability to represent two countries. And how is it that these kids were born in California somehow end up representing US soccer's biggest rival Mexico internationally. And so the name that kept cropping up was Sasha vendor? Most van spike who has deep ties to the the Los Angeles community. He had worked for Sheba's USA the failed MLS club in over the years had built all these great relationships with with the Latino community in LA, and he was the guy who's more or less at the front lines of Mexico scouting network in the United States, identifying talent passing on names of players and then. Is is the way end. So I wanted to go out and spend some time with them and see what what it was like what is the sales pitch. And how is the current political moment with Trump the wall? The all this racist rhetoric. How is this playing out with you know, you have these fifteen sixteen year old kids who have to make a choice pretty much between two countries the country of their heritage or the country where they were born in live. And so it seemed like a good thing going to sink my teeth into yet. But I was reading an you've already kind of touched on this a little bit of. But your story paints venomous, the soccer nomad like he played in all these different places. He come to California summer, he met his girlfriend and then eventual wife here he's been from Holland, the California to Belise tell us how he kind of fell into this role as a scout for Mexico. Yeah. I mean it start. I think it in the store. It started at Los Angeles International airport. He you know, he. Was this guy is the Dutch guy didn't really know what he wanted to do with his life and basically met a guy from northern California who was like come on dude, come to California, hang out. He lived out of a van for a while. He was like bombing up and down. The van again. Yeah. Yeah. Just interject say, that Dutch people are fucking cool broad generalization. People are I mean, he was hashtag van light before it was a before. It was a Instagram head, right? The image of like, the two of them just going up and down the coast, and like rolling up the seats of the van to pile think he smoked. Of course of his soccer luta a. Yeah. A less than scrupulous life. Over those years or you name it what goals in the bags of balls. You know? Yeah. I mean, we all had that you know, that foreign coach who would come over and hang out, and he was that guy for a very long time. But he stuck around. He met his wife and ends up. Starting a family in L A and LA X one day and meets and bumps into his wearing this kind of orange original game more national team K as a kid, dude. I was impressed by that detail one of one guy their head like forty six caps. Yeah. So he's he's got this original kid on. And who does he bump into it? I lay ex but Dennis to closer. Who is a legendary Dutch soccer coach who's just come over to LA to start up chief us USA. And suddenly, you know, the to hit it off over bonding over this kid, but also bonding over a shared love of soccer. And so, you know, Sasha rises his way up. He starts out just as like, a, you know training the u fifteen but ends up as the academy director. And when she goes belly up. His old pal. Dennis suddenly has a new job running the youth recruitment and youth development for the Mexican federation and says Sasha on board. So he made a not pretty a pretty easy choice to to go and work for Mexico. And he says it's been a great experience there super professional and the thing that. This is one of the lines in the story is that there's this kind of difference in approach between the US soccer in Mexico handles players as the Mexican federation. Mike, Mike you have that quote on deck, right? Yeah. It's the Mexican federation comes from a different approach than the US federation. The Mexican federation approaches that it's the clubs player. He's your player, and we are happy to work with them where US Okker comes in and says, it's our player. That's foolish. Yeah. That's it's like this. It's this thing. You know? It's when you talk to folks who go to a lot of youth games. If a US soccer scout shows up they've got the US soccer badge on their boldly announcing their presence, and the and that there's, you know, it's a reason you understand why it's MLS is not very old, right? The clubs aren't necessarily as powerful. The federation has a lot of power. It's kind of the inverse in Mexico where the the clubs of league AmEx, literally run the federation. So it's a much more European style club focused approach and I was hanging out with Sasha at some youth game. Scouting some players Sasha ahead on no Mexico gear. There's no way you would know a Mexican scout was was there. And his point is look our. Our main duties to the club, right? A national team player comes in what a couple times a couple of camps a year. Right. They're really developed by the club. It's our job to make sure the club feels comfortable in the club feels valued. And make sure that they trust that what we're doing on the flip is isn't it the case that the US MNT or the US federations relationship with molest is a little more fraught in that some people say that MLS actually makes the other teams better more. So than the US the US MNT. Oh, yeah. I I think I think the point is more that you know, that there's this really strong. You know, it's the ties between Malawi and US soccer are so from go back from the inception of the league in the nineties. Right. These two organizations are kind of inextricable, and you you see with. It's why when sometimes, you know, the priorities of the US soccer feels like we've we birth this league. So sometimes the priorities of what US soccer wants can can go above what the MLS club feels is best. And so you have this kind of inverting priorities their right to the guys you mentioned actually up top Jonathan kansallis who's nineteen years old in Ephron Alvarez, offering afraid sixteen years old you mentioned both were born in California. And despite featuring for US you teams on different levels. According to the story, according to your reporting, they both felt passed over by US soccer. I know every individual case every dual national story is different. But for these two particular players who I guess, according to all accounts, very promising. Ng prospects. Do you think it's more a case of Vandross and Mexico being aggressive or more strategic or is it US dropping the ball? Or is it a combo of both? Yeah. Yeah. I think it's all it's all it's one. It's super personal right? I think the Hercules Gomez quote about the these Mexican. Burke are torn between two countries. I think is one hundred percent true. And they all really agonize over this choice. But in some of those particular instances, you know, Jonathan Gonzales had featured over over twenty times for US youth national teams, but whenever push came to shove didn't make youth national team World Cup rosters for under seventeen hundred twenty. And then after the World Cup didn't make it seemed insignificant at the time. Right. But you can imagine in the mindset of a of a young player. It's like, look I'm passed over for all these meaningful games. And then I don't make a friendly roster and suddenly Mexico comes calling. I mean, the other thing is who's dominated CONCACAF over the last four years. It's mexico. Right. And so if you're a young player, you know, it's it's some of these things are also cyclical if the US was dominating winning. Tournaments and going to the World Cup new greater. Yeah. You know, that was the one there's a flip side of that too though. Which is these players, you know, if they're thinking, I guess about playing time with their chances are it would seem we know one team just made it to the round of sixteen in less World Cup. One team. Didn't even qualify. You might have more chance to play for US MNT than fail. Trimming. You mentioned in the story that I don't know. I can't remember it was Vander MOS code or closer. But it was basically like we're not like the players that we scout. Here have to be better than the ones that we already have. It's not just some novelty to bring in Mexican Americans. And and you know, there are you know, US soccer was very adamant about putting this out to me. But there are players who have started with the US team gone to Mexico, and then come back, and one reason is maybe they felt more aligned to, you know, the values of Yuma soccer, but another war. Just couldn't correct Leno. Right. You know? Say so generous in lax with this, isn't it aren't they? I mean in the general rule is new can't have a competitive senior cap and come back, but you can play every level of you kept in the youth team. You can do all sorts of things right for you file that one time. Switch right. Yeah. So yeah. I mean, I think I think the the hard part to determine in. This was one of the hard things determine in the in the story is like the extent to which this is like a systemic problem with an it's something that her Gomez brought up a lot. It's like he's he said, you know, one time I tried to ask the folks that US soccer. How many coaches in the youth setup? Speak Spanish couldn't give an answer. That was another thing that was about to ask was just like is there anything specific that the US occupation is doing I guess combat Mexico's recruiting ticket example, Vander Moses paycheck. They they could do, you know, more throw Mormon hit the. Yeah. But I think it's you know, an an hurt made the point. It's like representation matters. You know, I think the story of effort is really revealing that there was definitely something that happened in. It's still, you know, I think my reporting has gotten a little closer to the truth of it that there was one his under fifteen coach just thought he was a bad kid. But like he's thirteen years old you until you this real story off the record what we're talking about. Now is f- Varez was reportedly chose to go with Mexico because he essentially got blackballed or or painted as a bad kid quote unquote by his youth team coach based on some incident or something that happened. Yeah. I can't get into too many details because a lot of what I heard is off the record. But basically that happened. But my, you know, I I used to be a teacher before this in like one thing that my principal used to say whenever struggled with the student was like go watch how that kid behaves in church. It's like he doesn't mess up in church effort. Is great for the ele- galaxy. He's reportedly great, you know, character for the Mexican national team. So, you know, in some ways, I think to just write off a thirteen or fourteen year old kid as a bad person is like lazing, terrible mindset. Also, just like a terrible for an educator. Right. Like, this is a young person who needs to be developed and brought along if he's not acting the way you want him to off the field and that's carrying over on the field. You know? Think about what you can do as a coach differently rather than not invite him to the next camp. Don't push someone away. Who's who's struggling? You know, this is a kid who's playing also the crazy thing, right? He's thirteen. He's playing up to age groups, and he's captaining the team. Right. So like how does that kid get shunted aside and thrown in tossed into like, the, oh, well, you know, you did something bad at practice. So I mean, the other thing personally, and maybe this is why I never be a football coach is I like a little bit of a bad attitude. Must star players. You know, you want them to be a little bit anti thirty personally. Right, mike. That's that's that's basically like by entire ethos to supporting sick. Like anyone player is. You know, I I want there to be at least the possibility that I might give me a heart attack. So are how I mean, you we're talking that. They're, you know, exciting prospects. I mean, like are they how good are they and? Also in addition to the two players that we're talking about. How many other kind of like potential impact players is the is the US missing out on. I guess potentially could be Leah. Yeah. I mean, I think I think it's like you have two levels. Right. It's the first level is you have a American soccer system that privileges. You know, people have means right folks, live in the suburbs. So you have on that on that level. You definitely are missing out on kids who it's it's not that they're not getting scouted. It's they're not given the resources in the training to actually develop to a level where they're even at able to play for a national team. Right. My lots of kids in like, southern California and Texas like Latino or Hispanic strongholds, right? That might not have the resources that some of the suburban kids have. And it's actually you're better off. Right. If you're in southern California 'cause maybe you get maybe you do well at a youth tournament in the L A galaxy pick you up or whatever what if you're in, you know, Utah. Yeah. You know, there's a pretty big or some like, there's an endless cleven others. Ourselves. But like what if you're in a what if you're in a state without without animals club or strong infrastructure. Right. There's no way you're getting senior developed, and if you gotta you know, like Clint Dempsey's like the great example of this where he had to quit soccer few years because it's folks couldn't afford it. Right. Like, the idea that you have to be Sosa Perla tive to punch through those walls. You know, we should be making a lot easier for kids to play soccer. So that's kind of a at the one level. And then and then the next level is you do have, you know, they're two players who were Mexico's clearly scouting at the game. That I watched the under fifteen game two hundred fifteen kids, Kevin Jimenez, and. Leoni was the. Yeah. You mentioned the story. Yeah. And like. That's just going to be both federations are into them. Both federations tracking them, and you know, it's going to be a family decision. And you'd hope that US soccer is, you know, doing everything they can to make sure those players feel valued in represented in wanna be a part of it. Because you know, the competition is is not inherently a bad thing. It just means you need to offer them, right? My wanna see like a in the future like this Mexico versus US arms race for recruiting like when you recruit like K D to come to the warriors the Mexico has package where like teacher veto pops out. I come home. Actually, why we have you do and since you so closely follow the US MNT what's going on US Okker. We're in an international break as mentioned in the US has these two high profile friendlies coming up one with England at Wembley believe that's on Thursday and next Tuesday against Italy, and Belgium, what's the state of the US team as you see it right now still without a fulltime coach. I mean, that's probably the biggest thing. What's happened since you know, the Trinidad game, I think you said it right nopal time head coach they've hired a general manager Ernie Stewart who was with the Philly union who's now ostensibly supposed to be conducting a coaching search. But then whenever like a news story. Pops up about was someone interviewed. It turns out. No, I mean, all signs are really pointing towards Jaber halter. Sorry. I'm Gregg Berhalter getting hired by who's the Columbus Crew? Head coach becoming the next head coach of the US men's national team, and why it's a little problematic is because his brother Jaber halter is one of the chief officers inside US soccer. So the the one knock on the the Gregg Berhalter higher is this, you know, if the one of the things that the story I back in June about why the US miss the World Cup. Is you have this really insular culture inside US soccer that makes decisions and doesn't really do. Well when when people come with outside perspectives. It's not gonna look great. If that was one of the reasons why you failed to go out and hire the brother of, you know, one of the key decision-makers inside US soccer. So that's going on. I mean, there's cool stuff though happening at the player level beyond pulisic. You've got western McKinney. You've got Tyler Adams you've wondering if these like MLS guys will get into MLS in the second. But these MLS players that are mid playoff or still playing for teams that are alive are going to be called are they gonna I mean, I guess it's two weeks about. Endure conference championships. I think they basically picked up. I haven't looked at the final decisions, but they called up more than they're going to need. And I think the idea was that depending on who stays in the playoffs, you know, like Tyler Adams with the red bulls going into their conference championship. Maybe he doesn't. It'll be interesting to see. But you know, like Josh sergeant another young guy who showed well recently. There's some really cool young. Oh, one more year Clinton, son. I saw got called up the Jonathan chronic Clinton, the brand goalkeeper. Yeah. Mike, mike. I have to ask you a question. Yes, shoot since US is playing England. And I was listening to a bunch of podcast UK podcast about about Wayne Rooney, Wayne, Rooney call up or whatever. Yeah. So basically gear Southgate is giving Wayne Rooney one last hurrah calling up just for this game, basically treating like testimonial almost I don't know if he's gonna start or how much he's gonna play. But. Pundits are in a tizzy because they're saying cheapens our cap it's denying chance for potentially some young player to get his first cap, although column Wilson is dig at called up. But I mean, what do you think do you think it's like I feel like they're making a big deal about nothing. I mean, it is making a big deal about enough. I mean, like, I can understand it on a base level. Just because the excitement over this New England team is just the fact that so many of them weren't even born or like, they don't carry the the burden of the ender standing of of England's like major world tournament failures. And they have all this young exciting talent. And this kind of run count runs counter to that. But at the same time, I mean, like it it is a friendly in November at Wembley against to be honest. The states who don't even have a coach yet for real. So I mean, like it's not really like it's that big of a deal to me. Yeah. I mean, I guess also the English. Europeans in general may be value a cat more. Although there have been a lot of burgers that have gone caps. Ringling. US national tea with they willy nilly give out caps people. So I guess it's not as big maybe of a as prestigious. I don't know. What do you think? What are what are twenty minutes of a of a of a game against the United States? Gonna like ultimately reveal a about a player that you can't see in what thirty eight Premier League games. Yeah. They're like, you know, it should be Phil folding or I dunno insert person here. Sure. I mean, like also, you know, it's kind of like a general makeup call. He got left off the plane. So that wouldn't have been the most ideal way to in the career of England's leading goal scorer of all time. So I'm just ready for the bad take about what Wayne Rooney's. Call up means for Major League Soccer after right? Somebody has horrible. Somebody just I just saw today that as Latin one analysts newcomer of the year over Rooney which is warranted. I think 'cause Latin scored a shitload of goals is jumped is Jonathan Clinton gonna play or is he just being called up fun clear. You know? But I mean, he's honestly is one of the, you know, minuses whole little Landon. Donovan saga few years ago. I forgot about that. Yeah. Yeah. Some bad kid to me. Right. Right. Never forget the. Ever forget the tweets minus that you know, he's one of the the US goalkeeper pool. Like never actually panned out the folks who were supposed to replace Tim Howard. You know, Bill is still with DC United after kinda flaming out in Europe for six months. Shawn Johnson didn't quite pan out. So you've had this kind of missing generation of who's going to be the next. Great American goalkeeper. Brad Kuzan is still amazing on the roster list, immortal, ageless brags end so who gave that the the interview during all star game while flaming and goal that was amazing with alleged. Yes. So you know, why not why not call up a twenty year old kid who's at least playing in? Because he is. He is he he's not starting for her thirty no idea. I just know he plays for them. So why not? Yeah. Can't hurt. I so as we mentioned US England US Italy also quickly international preview, even falling. The nation's league Andrew not really. Neither have we really kind of all on one ad obligated to say a little bit for matchdays five and six are happening in this break. I just highlighted the biggest match from each each day Thursday Croatian Spain Friday Holland and France, Saturday Italy and Portugal Sunday England v Croatia. I guess that's apparently a really big one for their group or their table or whatever. And then Germany Holland on Monday. What do you get if you win the nation's league? Yeah. We talked about that before. I don't think you get a star on your shirt, you probably get some kind of dish. Okay. Some I don't know. They don't even go ninety. Yeah. Is it going to be an expansion pack for fee? You get like fair fief affair play points, which can be redeemed at the fee for store for you know, you get to shake someone's hand and get a medal. Okay. Anyway. More importantly, isn't more importantly MLS update the conference championships. The matchups are set. We have Atlanta United versus New York. Red bulls in the east as our colleague James said a match up of two of the greatest MLS teams of all time. Do you agree with that assessment? Andrew, I think so you know, I think you have to really strong teams Fronta back in in New York in Atlanta. They were the two teams who are both vying for the supporters shield, which is basically Melissa's equivalent of winning the regular season winning the title. You have to really different styles to which I think will be fun to watch you have the rebels their coach after Jesse Marsa left midseason to go over to red bull Leipzig bright, but he kind of instilled this really kind of fun and exciting pressing European style. They play like a four to two in like they're constantly trying to harass you in your own half. It's not quite, you know, the Geoghegan press, but it's them less version of that. So they're doing that. And at the same time with Atlanta, it's you know, a tale of two stars. They have Miguel Steph Joseph Martinez. This like the guy who scored more goals or one thirty or something like that. Yeah. And then his his partner in crime Miguel Marrone potential arsenal. Yeah. Ivan's in that. Yeah. So seems Miguel. Maroon will be playing somewhere in Europe, you know, come January, man. So this is your last chance to see the managers send-off as well off. In mexico. Yeah. So yeah, you just have to really exciting teams. And then also like what's happening in Atlanta. I can't quite explain. But somehow they sell out like every game with like seventy thousand people and walk Affleck aflame, I'm still. Victor Lucas in his base out of Atlanta has gone to a game and kind of marveled it at the turn. I I don't really get it actually, it's I mean, the Melissa's generally, the only major American sport sleep it gets expansion teams. Right. It feels like 'cause I mean, Atlanta United Anna L AFC manage to create like years of history, and like span of months, I shouldn't. I don't get it. Because I mean it landed has been good good usually sells the stadium is new and amazing. But they were outselling the falcons, which is unbelievable to me. Yeah. There's some like NFL sucks. Yeah. Yeah. Fan. You know this. It's like the it's like, the the the Stacey Abrams voters are suddenly. Yeah. Like, that'd be fun. Ven diagram of like, Atlanta United supporters versus the folks who are demanding a recount right now in the Georgia governor's sure, they're a huge said. Yeah that props Don Garber for Atlanta nine and the west it's Portland, Portland. Timbers the fifth-seed versus top seed sporting KC in our previous episode. Matt was pretty bullish on Casey who I know. Absolutely nothing about. But I'm guessing they're the heavy favorites in this metro. I think it's a pretty pretty even even matchup obviously as Casey comes in the higher seed and up knocking off L AFC for the top spot in the in the west coming into the playoffs. They're coached by Peter Vermes, just been developed a really solid system of play their anchored with Matt Beasley who I guess is still probably in the US player pool, but grim Susie. They're just they're just really solid Z Z Suzy front tobacco. And then you have a Portland team that has a has a really cool spine with Diego chara Diego Valeri and a young American been a butcher, Jeremy Obosi Abbassi something like that. I'm butchering is less than I apologize. But who could be a US men's national team sounds like the national? Yeah. Yeah. I think always US or Canada. I think US are Nigeria Nigeria, but I think he's he's he's I I need to look up more. But I think he's eligible for the US. But yeah, I think and also you always have that like crazy Portland crowd with the guy with the lumberjack hula saws. I have a question actually, I didn't remember too lazy to look this up. But I saw that Atlanta's the top seed in the east rebels second-seed, we mentioned Portland's the fifth seed in the west exporting Casey's the top seed in the west the conference championships opened in Atlanta and Portland their reason for that. Yeah. So the return leg will be at the higher seeded team. Oh, so actually know Atlanta's not the one the two seat New York's the one-seat. Yeah. That's why. So and the fun thing is that the highest seed gets to host MLS cub. And so it it'll either be in the highest overall seater. And so I think it'll either be whichever team in the east winds will be the host of Emma's Cup in the last. I went last year and was in Toronto, which was miserable. Freezing go to Toronto in December. And they did it two years in a row. See they used to do it. I remember 'cause I went to molest Cup final neutral site do at home state. I think it would be amazing. Not just for mad James. But just in general for the MLS final Cup final. I guess they call it the Cup. Yeah. In Harrison, New Jersey at that Rubio because it's a it's a really dope place to watch a soccer game there or Atlanta with seventy thousand people in two chains kind of like the intimate true. Like Darby kind of atmosphere. Okay. So let's just do some predictions. I'm gonna say without any real support. Or in simulated this one on simulated on fee for just for the sake of James and just for the tri-state. It's going to be red bulls and Portland house that New York versus Portland, that's an interesting match up. So that's my mother's Cup. Andrew. I'm going Atlanta. Kansas city. Sorry, rebel fans. Atlanta. Casey, Mike, I am going to go red bull's, Casey. So we all have different matchup. So the first legs are coming up. I think the week after this weekend and then the second legs within the same week. I think they do it's the weekend after it's like the Sunday after thanksgiving is first leg and then four days later, then four days later, and so like the game in New York, I know is on a Thursday, which is also the first game of my wreck indoor league. So I got I got a tough choice there. TV our time. Andrew thank you so much for being here. Once again, his story that you should read on the ring dot com. The headline is the man who's trying to convince some of America's soccer players to represent Mexico. She come back some time new your next yet. Another feature in the works or some footy related stuff. You're writing not not right now. But I gotta get some stuff. And I, you know, now, the my my old dearly departed editor the extra God rhino here. The I need to need to figure out who who to send my pitches. Thank you, Andrew. Thank you so much to Andrew Helms. Thank you as always to make a Peters. Stringer FC will be back in two weeks until then. Let's talk about hotel tonight by showing you top rated hotels with unsold rooms hotel tonight. Makes it easy to book your stay at an amazing rate, and even though their names hotel tonight you can book in advance perfect for spontaneous weekend. Getaways three day weekends staycationing road trips business trips thanksgiving Christmas, etcetera, booking a place with a pool and more. So to start scoring amazing deals. 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Men in Blazers 03/05/21: WGFOP: The Bald

Men In Blazers

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Men in Blazers 03/05/21: WGFOP: The Bald

"This is rebecca. Lowe will rebecca if you listen to optimal radio and you on this thing to men in blazers on the nbc sports network. It's which means we've made it through another. We cannot just any week. Wong which marks a year since we went into lockdown a fact which also reflects a bruising truths that this weekend they year ago was the last time english. Football was played before full. Stadia made soon be. Can i miss the passion. The atmosphere the joy. The sense memory. More than i can say very idea of thousands of fans who woman it would fight anything and the next one singer musical song from the nineteen twenties with tears streaming down. Their faces has bubbles flurry around the stadium. Grown men and women temple thing. That's good about football. What thrill we will all experience when we hear these beloved songs ballet again. Yes even that won't and those lyrics at the end of a storm does a golden sky and the sweet silver song of a lot. 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Everyone snappy epa bogging three points nowadays propelled chelsea into the top four. And so german. Newspapers have told me to whole undefeated in his first ten games in the role of mason mounts new dad z. Civil war. I'll admit this only you sam. They want to shut. My eyes at night have occasionally this week limps. Division of a snarling davis pulling his foot back as a bull comes out to the edge of the area. Duncan ferguson holds the substitute board aloft. A primal moore is a ball spins towards the corner of the net mister car. They simply looks down blues on these cooling cappuccino and even know its dream. I think that's a reflection of what carlo ancelotti is brought to everton is talk. If i'm bishen and sacrificed their life truce that transcend. Football and i adore them. I know him a dc l. Tom davis is resurrection. Thrills me human tenacity alum is a demi god jordan. Pick for playing shutout. Football makes me so humanly half pay more than that can convey. However some in. And i've learned to manage my expectation if anything being evident fan indie premier league era has conditioned deep distrust of hope which too often. There's been a worse friend. Kevin chelsea even transition are so good so solid at the back. Now rudy. Gay man possess they man reborn. It's gonna be a tough tough game. please go. Don't let this be christian pulisic with game to doing such a remarkable job tactically building that collective midseason go from ninth place deep into the helpful. Even franklin pause based loyal fans are warming up to him. His joe cole. This week joe cole. Who has lumps one time. Chelsea and england team mate and friend trying to find the woods for how he feels about the to verse s He's coming and he's had a great stop and he's obviously a great manager is the equivalent of if some if your wife leaves you and you meet her new man. Six months down the line. You don't really want to lock him. But he turns out to be a rotten oscar and so much in common. I think that's a lot chelsea fans feel a moment about to. Kale is hard for them. Because he's raw losing frank because they loved him and i always love him and to come in and he's actually really really good roy. The next question here is this is how it in fort worth texas. My question just is how many more attacking the united need to score against. The crystal palace team knows that and no sense of even attempting to try to score goals. I don't get it over. This question gets to the core of how. Yes the manchester darby. This we can rule on sunday. But i honestly can't remember a manchester dhabi. That has felt so inconsequential in a long long time. And i say that recognizing still. This is a clash of first and second. That should be epic. Even more epic city bring to the field. Their remarkable twenty one game win streak which is incredible to achieve inaudible times. How much more so under the hectic schedule the pandemic football incredible manchester united bring their own record. A twenty one. Game unbeaten away run. She's kind of the statistical equivalent of to pay all the bull man. I mean if you sat through the crystal palace nil-nil which it sounds like you did jeff foe pay out of one tweeted though the game produced a new rule for mediocre performances in the pandemic premier league. If you play like crap at least have the decency to provide fog. thank you manchester. And really clings onto the the brand the legendary ethos of attack attack attack football but in name only team look physically shattered. Bruno has played so many minutes. He looks so bloody warned them. Rush for two and city with a robust altman. Samba cast of talent still so box. Fresh when you look at minutes played vaguely interested intellectually and watching tv bruno. I do get the feeling whatever happens on sunday. Even if united win the gap between the top two teams is. A true gulf team will still only be within eleven points of swollen scarf. Pioneer pat and to be honest ole by handoff zero zero lead to manufacture optimism. Though you know he'd funds let me be avenue. Coolest recorded at the tuesday night down the pub with the glazer family in tampa arm. Merican is just the best roy. Also funds massive moment of did our season turn around for real truth this weekend against burnley you today. I'm rooting for you. And for spurs seek to prove that tottenham back his back gareth. Bale is back delis. Back ash taught for dreams back. We'll say charming happy. Say marines transformative. Resurrection of tottenham season of taking over midseason from evil self destructive. Joseph maria is one of the managerial feet to the season if he can pull it off. Kennedy's t make it. Three wins on the bounce against crystal palace on sunday feel forbade for these north london teams as a p. ahead to next weekend's darby seventy remarkable players on both squads and as i mentioned than wednesday's men in blazes show i took tottenham with one of my favorite nba. Stories duncan robinson of the miami. He and i'm also beyond delighted to have hector bello on the program. I have wanted hector to come on for the longest time. And let's say heke didn't disappoint. I admire is energy. So much his creative curiosity of the failed his willingness to take risks is willingness to be from his willingness to stand up for what he believes. It ultimately use his platform for the power of good and our interview was remarkable. I'm gonna leave you with takes because to bellary is the kind of optimism. The world needs right now. His hack bring on the weekend knowing the face up the affect. Tofei's courage see the dot. Marcus rush for did with child. Poverty here in the uk or raheem sterling raising the issues of racism. And you see that capability that we have. And sometimes i think the power in the hands is way bigger than we actually think and it just takes someone to be passionate the right help. Besides them to make things happen when he's a good course. What marcus did you get the country behind you. We can change so many things that actually help people's lives marcus by doing what he did. Is changing families in kids. And i think is so important to us in a positive way and hugely respected guys and i hope that what i'm doing is somehow similar to them and just to be able to inspire younger generations. That may be in their years. That will have even a bigger platform than i do. We do right now and they'll be able change the while the by.

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LADS#204 - Manchester Derby, Liverpool/Tottenham/Leicester Win Big, Arsenal Are Back, and Fan Questions

Loud Americans Discussing Soccer

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LADS#204 - Manchester Derby, Liverpool/Tottenham/Leicester Win Big, Arsenal Are Back, and Fan Questions

"You know you thing of hey I'm competitive and Martin Frazier and we are loud. Americans pins discussing soccer better known as Today is Wednesday December Eleventh Twenty nineteen from South Boston in Mooresville North North Carolina. We just got done an exciting first round of Champions League Games today. Carl into Audie has been sacked. We will be covering all of that with a special guest on our Friday episode but Martin what the Hell is up. Man Is Manchester United back. Did I'm going to shout it from the rooftops until I go blue in the face except I mean red in the face Manchester's read Of the top ten things I. I did not think we're was going to happen. Were Wers Word is going to happen. This year is Manchester United winning a Manchester Darby looking for parts of the game like they definitely belonged up there. So I'm on a mountain top right now. I'm shot my lungs out. Birds also one Monday night night football. Thank God we were talking about last night and So it's been a good start to the week Kev. Like in all honesty. I base every single week on how my my sports teams do that past weekend. So right now I'm a nine hundred ten. How the heck are you? Hey Arsenal did not go seventy days without losing without winning merely game so me as well. Martin I'M NOT GONNA say that Arsenal is back and I don't know if you have all the reason to believe the Manchester United is back but hey you know he'll know what you've done for me lately and you know what they want. So I'm pretty jazzed up so for this episode. We're going to be covering the Manchester Darby. We Liverpool absolutely ship pumping. Born myth. We have Tottenham Shopping Burnley Everton. managerless Duncan Ferguson surprising. Win Against Chelsea over the weekend we also have lester and Jamie Vardi Pretty much re doing his record that he broke during his title-winning season going eight games a row with merely goal and then we'll probably finishes says off Arsenal beating West Ham where was rollercoaster of a game where I was in serious thoughts. Mit May get relegated. This year So in in that case Martin. I'd like to start with. What are you drinking? What are you drinking for the part? I was GONNA say Manchester Derby but I would be rude if I didn't ask what you're drinking the king of the beer's Bud Weiser your as I just poured it all over my fucking beard and chest. So that's that's cool. That's it's a behind the Budweiser love that You're a true patriot. I am drinking white claw mango flavored. Walking hey you. It was between why it was between that and bud light. I just had cereal bud light all day every day. You crazy man I know no but I had like the Pats logo on it and it was staring me in the face. You know they just lost this weekend but I wanted something tasty. I just had like frigging Kashi Ebb Autumn Wheat Cereal for dinner. Because I'm broke and I can't afford real meals and what's in the fridge. Something flavor are instead of eating wheat. And you know what I saw. It looked back at me. And you knew it mango flavor or something. My favorite limes the best of my opinion. But Hey we're here and Martin. Let's talk about this Manchester Darby. Is this title race now over. Are you happy that now. You've pretty much solidified in Liverpool winning the League. Do you feel good about this. Lust is coming back in a big way. I know Liverpool's GonNa Fuck Up. It's a matter of time and I'm just hoping Leicester doesn't Fuck up I'm jumping. Horses Man City was my horse at the beginning of the Susan to keep Liverpool from winning their first title. Ever and now I'm on that Lester train. Let's go Jimmy. Vardi Dude Sixteen goals to his name already. He's on a nine game scoring streak right now. Eight Games scoring a streak. I don't know why I can't say that little alliterate So I'm I'm big on that lesser train city already betrayed me I. I hated them already. So easy easy to ditch that horse. They're done they're out. They saw pets for sure. Gone are saying he's gone is the four year blimp on. Oh yeah dude the second. He doesn't get his way he throws a fit and leaves and then go somewhere else. Has Money Flung at that team wins. A ship. People sock is cog and Wash Rinse repeat. It's a vicious cycle okay. Well we're GONNA talk more about that after the Game Manchester Derby Man City losing to Manchester United two one markey's Radford with the pen Anthony Marshall following up only six minutes later Nicholas Awesome mendy making an interest in late in the game but Martin. I was going to bring up on the previous PA that only only had like a twenty-seven percent. I think I brought that up on the one pod in win percentage and this big in these big tops. Six Games opening up the season four nil Chelsea. He won a couple of other. I forget what the other games were I think. And you guys beat Tottenham this year. I can't remember but any who you guys play. So yeah it was taught and that was the last game before before this. Yeah because it's juicy Marino's revenge game What is up with your team like is has already fixed it does he know is what's going on with this with the squad Dr? We're just the classic mid table team who happens to be real good against the top six and Piss poor against the bottom six where the new wolves it was leery about the good at beating the top six and we just happened to be part of the top six so Let's go wolves part to Manchester United Wolves. That's a sicker name name. So you know what I'm fine with it. How The Times have changed? I Love Marcus Right now. I said at the beginning of the year. This is a make. It or heartbreaking year for Marcus Rochford and you know not. Having any competition at the striker's position has led him just open up and you know lit rash would be Radford. He is killing right now. He is on an absolute absolute tear. I knew that makes you very happy. You've been a Markey's restaurant stand from day one but is this more man Man City just capitulating or is only just getting it right. Well it's a mixture of both the You know it's One united on that most dangerous part of their attacking plan is when they're on a counter attack on. That's what united has always just been lethal at and Luckily under sulks your one thing that has drastically improved as the finishing when the chances they're in Rochford is dead on on the money right now so I do think that social is beginning to use united in the most efficient way for the a united team to flourish in that counter attack Attitude as well as just the lightning fast attack. It doesn't matter if the Bulls starting in in United Zone opposition or at the halfway line. They're trying to get into the corners of the field. As fast. I dig that Shit. I hate techy talk. Football As beautiful as as it is it's not in the DNA of this club and so it's getting right there and it's also city just getting drastically wrong this entire campaign I mean Goddamn. They're fourteen points behind Liverpool right now in the commentators and the You know the hosts what's of Monday night. Soccer and Sky Sports or all saying that Manchester City is still is fourteen points behind Liverpool. Oh can catch up and and everybody knows the answer. Hell no they can. Lester is eight points behind them. Talk about that city is down and out in this championship race and you know part of it is due to injuries that they've had at the back. They've just you know I mean Goddamn it's it's a shame to see them just suck so much in the back back after this stellar year. That they had last leftback save their life. Yeah I mean for God's sakes they're playing Angelina who is trash on. Fire so Woah. It's a mixture of both. I'd say but you know all the got his number for sure impetuous for sure not happy about it after the match. Did you see when they went to shake hands and peptide given a little talking to an Ali gave a little flustered shrug and walked away. Yeah there was some sheer tension engine. I think it's been boiling for a few weeks. Now if pep and he's kind of seeing the title just get farther and farther out of his reach so especially to lose a Darby Abi and you know all the comments will come out saying like your squad on. Paper is so much better than Manchester United's and they had the possession they had the shots shots So on paper. If you look at this you're like Oh miss it. He should've one way by way. More or should have won this match but in the end Manchester United just could finish on that day and said he couldn't do a goddamn thing. Yeah man I mean it was crazy to see this city team resorting to just throwing in crosses for the final twenty. Five minutes of the game like city is tone for just absolutely pitch. Perfect beautiful passes beautiful You know a number of plays that end up in just this day. A perfectly worked goal and this city team was just trying to flash in as many crosses into the united box as possible and it just wasn't working and they've done that before on. They did that against Liverpool when they were losing when they just panic. This this city team just does not seem to be anything close to what they were the past couple seasons and vineyards damn easy to say at this point that they ain't in the title title race. I mean eight points is one thing fourteen points dude. That's that's a lot that means Liverpool has to lose four matches and draw to and signals. That happened in the style. Yeah yeah that's that's a huge ask for them to just have a chance given with them so I think because of this dude PEPs gone. And he's he's done his son. He's had his fun. He's one is trophies and he got beat and he got beat bad. This is reminiscent of his first season in charge in the epl where he's just getting found out. and his tactic optic saint working. Yeah just you know. I'm not going to rain on Nancy's parade even more. I kind of feel as though all their eggs are now going to be in the Champions League basket which I wouldn't be that confident for them right now but I just want to say? I think it's kind of ironic. That pep is being like we didn't get the transfers we want. We don't have the players on on the squad after spending almost a billion dollar seven hundred million dollars on this squad so to say and you know I wouldn't be complaining that much. Shamin you won the quadruple last year so an injuries do happen and Liverpool to their credit. We're just one point behind you in the only year that someone's ever had that amount on a point and not win was because of you so I wouldn't. I'm not going to be shedding any tears from Nancy. I'm just being honest. Do I mean going into the game though like everybody. Thought I mean there's GonNa be an ASS. WHOOPING CITIES HAD A bad couple run of games? And they're going to take the zone out bounce back on. Yeah Yeah Yeah and they just did not perform at all and dude like I I. I genuinely think that everybody can look at this city team and think they can be beat now especially by the other top six teams especially by you know the wolves especially by Super Creative teams. Like Lester and I think this the city team has lost that immortality and other teams are going to start getting more confident and picking that team apart because that defense ain't getting better anytime soon and It looks like that some of the players have just lost their efficiency undercut I mean. Kevin Brown is an absolutely brilliant player and he wasn't able to impact much on on the field against the United. So this is a real concern for pep and city but you you know on the flip side. It's a great fucking day for me and I I will wallow in this just pit of sadness that Man City fans living. So I'm I'm just Giddy as a horse right now. Hey you should be you know when you win. Celebrate hard when you lose you were were onto Cincinnati. Where on on to Boardman? I don't play next anyway Great Great Darby kind of a shock so I was pretty excited to see that I mean it is kind of a win. Lose for you because you pretty much solidify Liverpool winning the league but hey it's okay. It's alright the Liverpool. Do Man's been quite some time. Lester coming back I can feel it in my bones chickens yet. Let's move on to another upset of the weekend. Everton over Chelsea the three one led by Duncan Ferguson What the hell happened here? Martin Chelsea's been riding high in this ever Tintin Tintin that has now fired their manager Marco Silva he gone you know. Was it just like a team against the wall playing for everything where Chelsea I'll see you know is definitely out of the title race Not a lot to play for in this game and just what what exactly happened here did. I'm going to give you some inside inside a trading knowledge here coming from a Chelsea Fan who's who's pissed the fuck off This this anonymous individual blames it entirely on Kante being in the squad and if you look at Chelsea's run of perform in in there just absolutely brilliant opening to the season after the opening day against Manchester United Content has not. I've been in the squad and they've been starting dzhergenia Mason Mount and covert and with Kante healthy again. Of course you're going implant. He's one of the best Senator Defensive Mids in the world let alone the Prim and since Chelsea has come or since Everton Oh my God since Kante has come back to the squad Chelsea has looked more defensive looking more lateral in their movements and just is to have kind of lost that creative spark that Mesa Mount just gave to them from the first whistle to the last whistle. So I'm I'm kind of agreeing on this. This scene Cena Chelsea play. It's not the Chelsea that we saw that we if I might say kind of fell in love with and this is back to normal Chelsea where I kind of root for them to lose so The Magic's gone I'd say the Magic's gone no the underdog Chelsea honeymoon period is over No I really think it was down to Chelsea coming out flat-footed and Everton in wanting it more obviously and you know you gotTa legend like Duncan Ferguson behind you the players are playing for their coach in that at this point You know and the C Ricardson cover Lou and out there just high flying and having a good time it seemed like Everton were in a deep deep depression I've a lot of friends who were Everton fans and also there's rumor said David Moyes was coming back to the club and everyone was just like just cancelled. The club love. Now let's go win the championship next year so they got themselves allegations own. I really did. I do think this is kind of a Fluke Game Chelsea just did not show up to play and you know good for Everton but I really don't see Everton continuing this form at all but now the rumors are coming to the club so good. Good luck guys. Good luck toffees. If that happens that will be genuinely the worst stab you in back. Move by Club since Chauncey gave you guys Davin. Louise Arsenal gives Everton fucking unite emory. That's horrible man. That's that's just that's just rude. You don't do that to another printing. You do that. Someone in Germany or France. Let that idiot go to back back to Spain or something. Don't send them around. The primary go round is just gonNA keep getting fired and hired. Good evening I do not see I think unite needs to chill out dude. Just go sit on the couch. Take some time to Josie. Marina did which I'm not saying they're in the same same level as a coach at all. I'm saying Jesse Marino kicked bag did some commentating stuff kind of you know. Got Himself back in order. Got Him sorted awarded. I think his best is just to take a year off. And then you know see where the chips fall. I really think it would be very bad for for both parties involved Everton and emory to come in this union together at this point but you know good for Everton out of the relegation zone Chelsea See. I think they'll be fine. I maybe Nicola Conte need some time to find his footing and get back into playing form. But let's move on to the to show lacking of the weekend. Liverpool bore myth. Three nil. And then Tottenham five no against Burnley. Which one you want to start with Tottenham Because that's that's good bounce back in we're talking about all these games where the favorite just gets beat. This is a true favourite beating leading the piss out of their obligation off the back of a pretty shite game against United Midweek. The had to make a statement and God damn it they did and and if we can just capture one single moment of that game that that fully captures the statement that they made its hyung-lin songs absolutely God their perfect run from his own eighteen to score on nick. Nick Damn Pope and Kev just just six to midnight immediately. I love that man like I know. You don't like Spurs and good the reason the whole London Darby but God damn it sounds beautiful man. He's so fucking good. I love song sown as an arsenal fan. I there's just some people in world football you can hate and homing son is one of them. I love that Juicy Marino son calls awesome Sonodo amazing and that was a total like Fu fever. Move where when you from the kickoff take the take your player all the way down in score I love that and he did it from his own eighteen the whole time and I've watched this replay Martin probably like five or ten times in every time I watch it I'm like Oh he's GonNa get tackled right now now he's going to get tackled and never happens and it's such a satisfying thing to watch because I know in my life if I ever attempted that even in a Sunday League game I would be losing my entire lakes so sawn amazing run Harry Kane with the brace and in Tottenham's having fun again Tottenham looks like they're having a good time post Pocchettino I mean they slept against Manchester United but hey Martin Tottenham looks like they've got back into as some type of groove and it's you know as an arsenal fan it kind of pains me but it's kind of cool to see all these guys having fun again Oh yeah and I I do. Think my favorite little feel-good story of this whole Jose Marino higher by Tottenham is that wind little who Christian Erickson who bitched embiid and blew the whole house down and got podge fired and tried to force his way to Real Madrid. Still isn't getting look at the starting eleven ride that bench. I love Marino's savagery. Keep writing that bench Ericsson you bitch. Yeah no love for the WHO. I'm totally fine with that. I felt juicy marine. You came in and was like well. If you're going to be this way then cool we'll see how your transfer Evalu- go sitting on the bench bitch so and Burnley. We haven't mentioned the opposition. They didn't even see in a chance. This was there's a huge back You know Bounceback game for Tottenham. They're coming out guns a blazing. I mean so. Co scored a goal for God's sake so showing the boys loyd worldly so so yeah I will say I will say another good story. About Moreno's arrive what Tottenham is that Sasako has been transformed transformed into just and actually great Senator Edward Good Dude. He has gone to him under he. He's gone from bad to great for him very good. I'm going to give you him. He's president me and it doesn't take a lot to impress. Resume his past form. It's literally as if Fellini went from bad to have good and he didn't even make it that for this is truly early. Impressive Fellini's legend. Don't you speak ill of that man on this pod. Second I hope is in Turkey. Yeah Fair who isn't dying Turkey. Okay all right crackle topical. We're having fun anyway. Yes it's pretty pretty good now and it's you know he's scoring really good goals volleys screamers. It doesn't matter the guy scoring pretty sick goals so That's kind of a bright spot spot and Burnley. I'm always assuming they're not going to get relegated but so far they've had like not the greatest run game but let's move on to Liverpool versus Birmingham. Three now Oxley Chamberlain the OX scoring his first pickle in over a year. It pains me as an arsenal fan to see him Not On my squad anymore. But I'm so happy for him. He's one of those players when he left. I was just like you know what you got out. You escaped and I'm happy for you. You got got out before it got really bad. And it's awesome to see him back on score she does recommend goals Mohammed Salah back on the Gore skull. Ah Scoresheet again. Liverpool are just a wagon and. I believe this is thirty. Two Games unbeaten something like that. Thirty three thirty four there is there. Is there a way that Liverpool lose a game and will become another invincible squad. I'd like the two thousand four arsenal. Yeah I I certainly think that they will lose a game And I'm I'm I'm just GonNa say that I think this Performance Against Board Myth was Liverpool's best performance of the year From the first whistle to the last they dominated they'd possession. They dominated the shots. They truly did not let born that close to their own half let alone their goalkeeper for the vast majority either game and with Naby Kita and my man Hamas milner and Geordie Henderson in the midfield. That's simultaneously a super defensive yet. Very dangerous attacking midfield trio and you know it just worked to perfection in if if money is hurt just throw in or regear just throwing off late Chaim Chamberlain. They've got so many bullets in Liverpool Gun. It's crazy and they did their jobs. Damn well this game and I like I said I think this was the best performance of of their campaign so far but at the same mm time I- Hordley think that they'll lose at least one game I think that they'll lose against a lesser Let me change that too. I think they'll lose too. I think they have a chance of losing against Leicester I think they have a chance of losing against Manchester United we almost beat them. Shockingly United Liverpool game. That ain't the season that's a stand alone. Event for United Liverpool. I think they have a chance of losing against Manchester City. If they get their shit right but I think that they will lose very very very very very few and the likelihood of them winning leaguers. It's too much it's too damn much. It's almost certain Marin and and I knew that pains you for me to say I know it's still. We're abou weakest this week with fourteen now. I think we're more sixteen. It's sixteen so we're about a third of the way through the Premier League and Yeah Yeah I can't do shit two games away from half way so yeah like a third mathworks works right to away from thirty. Three percent is fifty. That's towel psychology major. Here Yeah but Talking about Bournemouth though this is their fifth consecutive defeat. Eddie how in the boys I think any house getting on the hot see man. I thought you know who's been now kind of a staple the past like few years here in the Premier League Not Looking great for bore met. There definitely need to win. I mean you are going up against the juggernaut Liverpool so but eh he might get some breathing room because there are wagon. But Hey Martin you know who else is a wagon frigging lesser. Oh Leicester City baby the Fox this is just keep on rolling Jamie Vardi going eight consecutive games the goal defeating Aston Villa Four. One Jamie Vardi On the scoresheet. Obviously as I said Sorry I'm just trying to pull up my notes Oh Jamie Vardi with a brace. Excuse me in the show and Johnny Evans And you know to his credit was getting beat up the whole game but you know lester tickets. Six point lead over city only house math work. Eight eight points behind Liverpool. Yes yes thank you Brendan Rodgers just saying he really. I'm so imagining. Running that day of him lifting the Premier League trophy just one point above Liverpool in the world ending for Liverpool fans. But this has been This is very good. Good for the Premier League is it that Lester is really good or the rest of the top six is very bad. I think it's more I'm leaning before. I would have said the rest of the premise bad but lester I I think are that good. Yeah I think we talked about this last week and I met a perfect happy medium we talked about is Liverpool really damn golden in route the rest of the League real bad this year and I think the same goes for Lester rest the League is is p.t right now pretty trae But they're also really fucking good and I mean you just watch and Lester game and did you. Just you just see a whole heartedly dominating performance and the likes of Harvey Barnes James Madison Ben. Show Jamie Vardi in any Acho coming off the bench. These these are incredibly dangerous players that you have at your disposal Ciancio as made just a great name for himself at that back line. Johnny only Evans has refound himself after spells at Manchester United and West Brom and finally got to a big club Leicester City and You know he's he's is crushing it in the bag. I already mentioned Ben Show of one of the best left backs in the Prim and I I do mean that And then on the right hand side you got got Peta and it's it's just it's just a bad ass team led by a ex Liverpool manager. So you know. He's got the skill to lead a the team and under biard Brandon Rogers Rogers that Liverpool deemed. Bad Ass. Man Suarez Torres. Are you kidding me. That was some of the scariest various Liverpool squads that I've ever seen in my life so this guy knows how to attack. He knows how to play some bad ass. Football he's got a IOS eight Perez missing about ninety percents. Uh of the shots he takes but still lethal as a bitch when it comes down to You know just a golden chance and and it's it's just just running on full cylinders and I'm so here for like I said already jumped. Horses was a super easy switch Rooney. I'm on this Lester train. Let's go Jamie Amy Vardi. Let's do some years ago and some Red Bulls and let's go win another pram boys coming home baby. It's coming home the less there. Oh my God I am just so infatuated with this squad from James Madison to any Acho to Vardi Just literally nearly every part of the squad. There's not a player on the team. I do not like and you just play such fun attacking football like I love that they come out every game and they're just like yeah. You know what we're Premier League winning team and I do not care who were going up against. We're going to go it just pedal to the metal baby. Do you see this lasting. Do you see Lester giving Liverpool run for their money in all seriousness. Yeah I mean like I said I think on any given Sunday Lester can give Liverpool run for the money. I think it's definitely gonNA come down to a battle battle of consistency in Liverpool's winning match it So I I don't think that there's a positive chance that a Lester can catch up but I certainly think that they can keep that pressure on Liverpool if you know if Liverpool lose one gain and all of a sudden lester is five points behind. That's mad pressure. Eight points is a nice show spot. Five points is a hot spot and who knows what that can do to this Liverpool team So I I do think that Lester is are in a very dangerous position right now and I think the consistency agency that they've shown us thus far the season especially defense event and attacking and all over the pitch. Like I genuinely think this is the the best put together a team of the So far like if you gave me a choice Pick the best best collective team who works brilliantly together plays the best looking football and just just wins games by dominating dating margin week in week out answer to that it's not man city. It's not Liverpool it. Certainly isn't a Tottenham Manchester United or Arsenal. It's it's Lester I mean Goddamn say they beat Southampton nine zero nine zero people. That's just something people don't don't fucking WanNa see that's just a bloodbath right there and So I think this team can certainly keep that pressure up. I'd love to see them. Continue it but Let's let's be clear. I'm also rooting like this game was just a great game for me because I'm loving Aston Villa this entire year. I love Tom. Heaton first and foremost I a Tom Roaming. WHO's unfortunately out for the year? I loved Him Jack Relish. He's my boy James Mcginn. He's my boy Agasi. He's just a fastest shit striker running down the right hand side of the field that he reminds me so much of salon. That's wild then you've got Douglass Louise's that wild Brazilian in the middle on the field. Just shooting ripped skis. Like Ruben. Neva's does on the wolves and then headed up by Wesley who came from France Man. This this team's awesome to two huge Villafane Lesser Fan. I'm just a fan of every team. That's in position. Seven and down. Except yeah I mean who gives a shit about Newcastle. Yeah I love this entire squad. They're just exciting every time I see them on the TV or for being mentioned they're getting flipped on so But I like to move on from Leicester and Martin Arsenal or back near did it. You did it use a little bit. You did it you son of a bitch arsenal. I'm back in. Maybe I will say for the first sixty minutes where we look super lethargic and did not care about this game name. I did want to die and really started to question. If Arsenal football club would be relegated. And you know people told me. Brexit wasn't going to happen happened. People told me Donald Trump wasn't going to get elected and then people started using arsenal won't get relegated so I don't know what to believe anymore in twenty nine thousand nine but you know what no David. Louise starting may have been the key and Nicholas Pep Bay. Has Been Unleashed Baby Ebb Martinelli with the with the equalizing goal and peppy with the enrollment goal and the assist a bomb Yank. These guys came out and got Freddie as I win. We go against Man City at the weekend. We talk about for Friday's episode. where I really think we're GonNa get our shit kicked in but I do believe that this team finally got some stuff together to beat a West Ham side who I totally thought? We're going to beat US penalty especially because for the first half in the first twenty minutes of the second half. It was not looking good for us. But what were your thoughts on the game. Marin I'm back in on Occidental do you you goes beat a sixteenth place team. I'm so proud of you right now. Thank you it takes a lot to be fair I I saw the I check. ESPN at halftime and I saw West Ham was winning one zero and I I sent cabinet friendly suicide Texas League. Yeah Hey you're doing. Okay how are you doing. Oh you're just doing it to be addict. Don't even say you're doing your kindness of your heart or sure I mean. Press me and I'll tell you the truth but I'll initially CEOS out out of out of concern true concern so at that halftime point I was I was you know. Kinda in the same boots as Kev. I was worried I was concerned. I was noises. I thought this Arsenal team was going down to the championship. With Norwich and Waterford offered but I mean in the manner of six minutes I mean first goal. Sixty minute second goal By Nicholas Pepe his second of the year. Seventy million dollars alerts in the sixty fifth minute and then Abo- rounded off in the sixty nine th minute nice Just a complete turnaround turnaround for that arsenal team under Freddie and kept this is this is my query my question for you my man Is Freddie GonNa stay to the end of the season and are you guys going to bring someone else. I heard Maximilian leg-weary as learning English. Dude so he can reject you Damn it who do you who do you want. Do you want Freddie stay. Do you think he's GonNa stay. Oh no Freddie's gone. He's just there to hang out toward the end of the season. And just make sure to steal the ship so we don't end up in the relegation zone. Carlo Ancelotti is now out there Oh True True Maximilian. He's still floating out there Those are the two most sought after managers right now. I just want to get to the end. The season with least amount of bruises as possible. So I just hope Freddie can just make this a tolerable experience till Oh the end where I'm not just pulling out my ginger hair. So Freddie all you gotta do is is not fuck up like if you can keep it out like sixty percent fucking up I think I can survive until the rest of the season anything above sixty percent. I'm going to be like Freddie. Why so I think he's just going to just kind of like how gigs kind of guided Manchester interest? United to the end of the season. David Moyes laughed. I think God got the sack. No no no no. He left on his own accord. He he was too good for that. Club I need this club. Legend to to just chill out and just be like. Hey Boys we just gotta go out there and just don't get embarrassed. Just don't be embarrassment till the end of the season and I I'm fine with that. We're still you know where I wanNA chill out the rest of the season you know. Just don't get blown out by any top sick sides we're going to get some in does not get any any embarrassing losses against some lower inside skipped you. I'm fine if we draw the rest of the season. I'm fine with that at school. I'm this how far the arsenal fan has fallen. Yes or hoping for a coast without bruises to the end of the season. My heart breaks for you. Well what do you want from me Martin. Here I am Tato Kevin unchallenging the title win the champions the windy here openly fuck off dude in Tokyo contests heading there enter and if we face them. We're getting fucking shit pumped sames. We've been playing fucking nobody's from Russia Ukraine Belarus. You think the second we go up against a quality side opposition. We're GONNA they do well. That's a whole lot of nope. I'M GONNA go with no and I just you know. Every I'm sure Arsenal fans are gonNA listen to this and be like. Oh come on Kevin. We gotta have higher expectations all right dude good for you. I'm happy for you that you think i. I'm just trying to be realistic account here. Can you stop laughing. I'm just trying to sorry. I'm so sorry hold on. I'm going to give you a little little spark of happiness. Davin Moya's has linked profile. Oh my God ah soon as this podcast is over. I'm going right to that. I know I lied not allowed. I'm sorry I read the full post now at said Davin Moya's manager profile Laid in transfer market and it turns out linked him was an ad. Oh that's disappointing. Oh my God he comes to my club. I'm literally going to throw myself off a cliff. All right That's that's talking arsenault. Let's move onto some questions Martin are you ready. God Yes okay. Hey the first question about arsenal God damn it alright. This is from this is from our instagram. We just passed a thousand followers. So thank you to everyone who follow us us on our instagram. You guys are amazing hitting that one K.. Means a lot to us. We've been working hard at this show and you guys are the shit first. Question comes from from Nidal's underscore fan. He says what what coach could help. Arsenal returned to good form Carlo Ancelotti could Maximilian Allegra probably could Trying to think of anyone else out there who's on the open market it's centrally those two who were probably the best coaches out there air on the web. I mean Paci no but I don't see him going to arsenal just because of his all about not going to rival teams Martin is is there anyone else I might be forgetting or who would be the best fit. I mean like you said I I think the three that you name Podge Allegria and and my main man in Carlow are the best coaches at at the top of the crop right now and I you know oh I think luxury has been on your wishlist for quite a long time. I think that he is Just he he he. He did magical things that event and they've made a huge mistake firing him opinion and Saris Ruining Rinaldo. But that's that's another podcast So I think that he is probably the best fit for your team. But you know you also have Santiago Santiago Solari who basically fucked up every opportunity. He Got Coaching Real Madrid. So you guys might just end up with him. You already got one Spaniard. Let's it's just get another Whatever arsenal moving on Julia Horovitz says when is the next merch. Drop great question Julia Lia. We have cousy right now which I plan on putting out for sending out to top fans and people who are phase of the show. I am just broke so I can't mail anything right now. Now I'm eating cereal for dinner But I also play on doing a drop so we're going to be doing a dad hats in the very near future so that's the only merchandise in days we have for now and we'll probably reissue of our shirts soon if you're interested in emerge D. M. S. l.. Give me more motivation to get some more merchandising stuff out and I appreciate everyone who takes pictures of emerging. Where's our shit? I try to make the highest shit that I would wear and all the softest highest quality material. So that's that's Merch talk Next question. Come from Jason Levin Seventeen he says who has gotten the clap more Arthur or Martin. ooh Martin Yeah the midfielder on Barcelona you got no allegedly as part about that. The best part about that story is if he did. In fact truly Contracted the gonorrhea virus. He will actually be Saad Line for like a month and a half because the medicine that they give you to treat gonorrhea pops up on the drug tests that the FIBA personnel. Give them so he wouldn't be able to play while taking that treatment so I think that's just quite genuinely annually hysterical that being said for sure. Arthur I've never fucked in the head. Gunnery thank God knock on some wood. I Yeah I it's you Arthur. It's you you've won this round I give you I have not had an STD. Either yet. nothing I won't but currently Arthur is in the lead for both of us Next question is from Justin underscore sanders. He says opinion. WHO's more important to the current success Manchester United Radford or Scotty mic sauce Martin? All Year Scotty mic sauce. I look I've been a marcus. Rationalized stand since day fucking one. But I've also been a Scotty MC sauce fan since Marino. I'm days his first fucking star and I was like. Oh that kids. He bleeds red. Like I know ninety nine point. Nine percent of the universe bleeds red bull. The world bleeds dread. But Scottie Scottie MC sauce God damnit he's united through and through and so's rashes but there's just an edge a fight. A hate. With Scotty make exhausted reminds me of an old school player. You Watch him on the field and and he is launching into tackles. He is fighting his way to get to that bowie sacrifice in his body. The online every single fucking time and that. I've look if you if you guys have listen to this podcast. For as long as we've been podcast and then you know that I think the fight in a team is the most important factor in a team and Scotty macos has that ship through and through Scott Him. Exhaust is a man among boys at United Year. There's also funny picture of him literally standing. He's very tall man and he's standing this standing like overtop all the players. He's trying to sneak them into a bar and he's like twenty three years old. His birthday was the Sunday after the Manchester. Dr. It'd be so what a great president because you know he got a president he pulled it out of his pocket. And would you look there. There is Kevin Broin a- and sterling all all up in his pocket they going to do Shit Scott Him. Exhaust for life got a mix. I like both of them. I'd probably go with the same answer next question. Uncomfortable Sweeney Hut Junior. He says one player. You Realistically Want Your team to sign in January again arsenals just chilling out the rest of the season. Whoever we get I hope he can chill out to A? I hope it's vibes cool. I hope he's end a chilling out with me and the boys. It's Yeah I just hope he gel. Well you know it doesn't you know. Just we're just. I'm just taking L. for the season just sixteen games but Marin who would you like for your team I want I want three days. I want to James in one. Jack I want James Madison. I'm one James Mcginn and I'm one JAG RELIG- I want a creative midfielder stat because we got the tack sort of functioning Washington right now Radford he's on a tear he's beating Rinaldo in every single stat at the same time or the same time period that Raza's Ashford has played a united then Rinaldo When he played out Renaldo at United so I wanNA creative midfielder to just feed marcus the ball again and again and again and genuinely cannot think of three better youth English prospects that those three players James Mcginn just a creative attacking midfielder who has an eye for goal? I love that Shit Jack Religion I mean the perfect the hands down unperfect number ten his movement on and off the bull has passing his touches shooting his finesse. I mean God dammit Jack. Religion is my favorite favor claire at the moment so I'm really hoping we get him and then easing hair. Look amazing hair. Oh my God damn out I am sexually the attracted to that man and finally James Madison also amazing hair also sexually attracted to that man Dan because his passing and I it's just fucking and sublime it's it's shifts kiss kissing that Astle Grou- wow you could make me do some horrible things to you James if you just pass it to me like if I'm running down the field and I look over and James Pass it to me. There's a nine out of ten chance that I'M GONNA go down on that man later that day because he just has the most beautiful the vision in soccer the most beautiful shots in soccer holy. Shit James Madison Jagger James Mcginn. GimMe all three right fucking now. Yep and whoever arsenal gets hope. You're cool next question. I love this bit. I'm trying to pull up the INSTAGRAM. Okay Rio Tom Underscore Purvis two-for-two says is it really Liverpool's year in quotations he says full capitals for the love of God say no Sorry Thom it is Liverpool's year. I don't WANNA call it early but I'm calling it early liberal liberal just give them the title now. I don't see them dropping as many points as they did last year to lose the title. I think it's pretty much wrapped up. Yeah kept what do you think. The percentage is at right now. I'd give Liverpool a ninety two percent. ooh Nine percent chance of winning. I was GONNA say eighty nine percent so I we're we're in the same boat. Yeah right there next to each other it would take some crazy shit like Liverpool literally has to like have the the entire squad injured like something like I'm not saying this had it would have to be something where a coach like you're in club falls ill or like the the entire squad. It's like just some something absolutely. There's no possible way in my mind that Liverpool loses the League next question cassidy. Underscored Lamu says does United Win over city mean anything for the rest of the season or is it just fluke Martin I mean I think that this week in a whole was absolutely excellent. Assault your and Manchester United. I mean to wins over to top. Six oppositions a win over two of the best coaches in the world unquestionably pat and Mo.. So I think that will will. It can do a whole lot to the confidence of of this united team going forward and at the same time really damage the city team going forward Lord. I mean pep hasn't had a super great Start to the campaign in. This certainly didn't help and we kind of already touched on it. I don't see this shipping on sank. The ship is saying he can't get too challenging Liverpool anymore. I mean fourteen damn points but at the same time. Manchester United is sentenced sixth. I think there are seven points off Chelsea right now. I'm not going to fact. Check that ship because we don't have facts tax here so I think that it can definitely be a turning point weather. The opportunities are there for four to be one. That's a whole nother question. But this is such an important match. This past Manchester Derby and such a pivotal point whether they improve from from here or whether they declined from here for both teams so I think it's certainly pivotal but I don't know how each team is going to bound from this because the soccer God's only know that information and I'm only a soccer demi-god exactly I felt as though I learned more about Manchester City falling apart in Manchester United's form. That makes sense. True true were you know where the wolves were the Manchester Wolves guys. We've gone for full circle. We're chasing our own tail. Say It's one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. I will say that is pretty bad ass name. Bright right I roll with it. Roll with it rock with it Next question comes from our twitter lads underscore podcast mattie nips at underdog underdog S. P. says is New Year's Eve the most overall Martin. What do you think? New Year's Eve overrated underrated I in dig New Year's you eve sold it because I hate every other holiday Like I fucking love. Halloween on light Thanksgiving but New Year's Eve. That's the shit. Christmas can sucked ten Dick's Fourth of July. I mean whoop de do Birthday that happens every year Valentine's Day. That's my half birthday. So that also happens every year mm-hmm yeah I fuck with new years and it's right in the middle of the busiest soccer period of the year so I I love it plus fucking. NCWA playoffs baby. So I'm all about that. Yeah New Year's Eve I I'm a fan I like going out I'm I'm I'm going to a nears eve like roaring twenties Gatsby Party. I'm going to be all like fucking in my peaky. Blinders getting palm aid from my mustache. Me Looking fucked fine dog and I'm so jazzed about it. I like New Year's start of a new year makes them resolutions. I won't hold up and it's good time a final questions come from discord channel. which is our chat room where people who like the show like soccer and drinking all hang out and talk some footy? First question comes from Radford Stan account he says do you call it a Gooch Orient gruntal. I'm gooch man myself I don't I've never called it a granola according undercarriage gooch the the no man's land or take a love to I'm and myself. Yeah Golden State Coal. What is scientific? That's tight where they're not the tape right there in the last question. Xxx Big baller. Sixty nine x six x our good good friend. Neil he said how does my have beer. Look and it's his beard shaved in half finished the picture of him. You can't see it but it's very funny. He's wearing an arsenal beanie. Neil looks fantastic. You Look Beautiful. Thank you for your addition I I you know Martin. He looks great. I just imagining what I think. Xxx Big baller. Six nine looks like and I think I have it right on the money. You look great you Neil Neil. Is the man. Well guys. Thank you so much much for hanging out with a stay tuned for Friday. We're having a good friend Jerry Manzini on the show. He's a pretty big soccer personality to talk from Syria. He's a Chelsea Fan as well. So we'll definitely talk some premier league. We'll talk some Champions League. Make sure to whatever subscribe. Leave a review that will be sick. That helps the show subscriber follow or social media. I'm horrible at plugging ourselves. And Yeah we also have a website lads podcast where we have a team team of writers. If you'd like to be one of those just message me on social media and one of the labs accounts and I'll get back to you and give you the email it's lads podcast ninety four gmail.com I'm just email me whatever you want to write in. I love you man and I will be talking to you next week. 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"What's up everybody Rod? Two weeks did the PODCAST. I hope everybody had a good holiday season. I hope two thousand nineteen ended well for you happy New Year ear. I hope that twenty twenty is You know we're less than a week into it but hopefully twenty twenty years is treating everybody well so far I know I had a good time over the holidays. Days and talk to some people haven't talked to in a long time You know friends family I just had my new year's usually just a good time. I had fun Didn't do the PODCAST for two weeks and it was kind of weird. You know last week not putting Out An episode seems like there was a lot that happened even though you know there was a lot of games from the last time that podcast but not much really as happened the transfer market open. And you know we still got another three weeks Nothing major happened yet Mosasaurs Sesotho was major. That happened You know as far as players moving we kind of already knew before the end of the year before the market opened that players were talking to certain teams. The players were planning on making moves or you know. They made their plans known to the public or to the media So no surprises. There's no shocks that have happened as of yet Same thing with games to me. It seems like there was really nothing to shocking. That's happened since the last time I talked to. You guys But yeah today show. I'M GONNA keep it a little bit looser than I usually do. You know I'm going to try something a little bit different out. I mean I think I've tried tried this before but We'll just go with it so I WANNA start off with Transferred that not really transfers. It's a free basically but something that you know. I predicted I think a lot of people kind of predicted that it was going to happen as Lon- finally moving back to to Syria After finishing up with the La Galaxy. He's Kinda been in limbo since you know. The Galaxy got knocked out of the playoffs. I believe it was in October. HCT October And you know he's been linked to go back to A C Milan. But you know then you know some other stuff happened within Syria that kind of put that potentially into doubt Especially when Enchilada got fired by Napoli and now he's at Everton so Right after his Latin time with Ella Galaxy ended there was talk that he might go to to to Napoli work with Enchilada and and then a sect. He's at Everton's I was reading and seeing a whole bunch of stuff on twitter about him you know potentially going to like Bologna or Everton in. He definitely wasn't GonNa go to a C Milan but like I predicted Which I think a lot of people saw happening anyway He is back at a C. Milan you know. He had his first match deplete against like some lower level team. The final score ended up being nine zero but but he he actually scored in that match He's wearing number twenty twenty one. He's not going to be able to wear his number eleven. But yes. There's a lot of times back so you know I think it's great for you. Know not only Syria but also for or You know for European football in general and you know right now. He's only on a like a six month deal. So you know the deal. Run out in you know In during the summer transfer market opens And right now he's thirty eight years old. I'm not sure when his birthday is but He's thirty eight but he definitely not playing like he's thirty eight years old so seeing Latin and how he was playing in In the MLS. You know I could see him potentially play until he's like forty one forty two Obviously the MLS is a lot different from Italy You know we'll see how how how things work go out and you know how how he fits in with the team But I don't see him. I don't see him slowing down. I mean you know those three months. I guess that he wasn't playing claimed he was training hard but You know it'd be interesting to see. You know how he is in you know he's already been talking about like you know playing against Rinaldo and whatnot so it'll definitely be interesting to see. I'm I'm interested to to see you know how their season is GonNa go You know now that he's back in there right now they are. Dr Milan is nowhere to be found in the table. will top six police. And who knows maybe he can get them into to like you're oblique spot for next season. Maybe or you know at least upset. Some some of the bigger teams you know especially inter- with their rivalry. But we'll see but I'm just I'm excited because you know he's playing in my time zone again and You know just be good to see. See Him back in Europe he. He's been out of Europe since he since he left. Manchester United are moving onto another piece of news. Not Not really anything. Transfer related to you know. We know that the report won the Cup You know the beginning of December but because the way the premier merely gives in their rules and get it you know they like this conservative league stars above their badges and you know all of the Premier League is not going to allow Liverpool ever pool to where the club World Cup that edge. Now they did allow them to wear it for one match during When they were playing against believe it was wolves and you know it looked? It looked good. I think that they should be allowed to. I mean that's just me. I think it looks good. I think you know you're the CIA there the champion's Club champions of the world you know. Why would you not want to have that on showcase in your league which you know? A lot of people will say is the best league in the world Mainly because of the parody of it but They got to wear the last night they play in the FA Cup So they were allowed to wear but I. I don't know you're just too. You're the best team in the world. The Best Club team in the world. Why would you not be able to wear that? They'll be able to wear during the Champions League. which you know is no issue? But I don't understand why the Premier League is the way that they are. They've allowed teams to change their badges their club badges which this is one thing. It's not like you know they're wearing a badge when they become come the FA Cup champion or the Care About Cup champion or whatever. This is the best club team in the world. I think that you would want to showcase that during their games to show that you're league which you consider the best in the world has for the first time in over ten years the best team in the world according to you know being the fever club World Cup champions to me is just. It's it just seems a little dumb I understand you know there's those spurious out there that thinks that it destroys the kit or whatever but it's one thing I mean. They weren't badges on their on their sleeves constantly advertising on their sleeves. I think that this is so much better than you know. Having something on there for care about or I don't know Oh. Ea Sports or something like that. You know. This is actually something that's actually competition-related shows the best club in the world. The France dance is wearing it now for winning the World Cup Germany was wearing it before that and the Spain was wearing it before that and I don't think it takes away I think the fans love it I'm sure a lot of fans are GonNa be you know when they win the Premier League in a few months fans are GONNA be rushing out to get the new Liverpool Jersey with with the FIFA club Badge and the Gold Premier League badge. So I don't I don't know I don't see it as as an issue like you know the League does does she sees it as an issue but Yeah they did where it last night during the cup. So obviously it's not that big of a deal sound like it's their advertising something that they shouldn't be Next thing as being of the club World Cup there's going to be another one this coming December. That's in the the current format that Liverpool just wanted in but as spoken about before in twenty twenty one which is next year which is crazy. the Liberal Cup up is going to twenty four teams But recently CAF the African confederation. They moved their continental championship from the January February time frame to the summer. Now they do. There's every two years so it was always an issue having it during in January February timeframe. Because you have players in the Premier League France Germany Italy whatever they would have to leave their club teams in the middle of the season to go down to Africa play for their national teams. You know there's the risk of injury whatever whatever and please come back and they need a few days or a week or whatever ever to to readjust Not necessarily from the time but just from you know training with her national team and Getting back into their squads But now because Feta is changing the Cobra Cup from December to next summer now calf is saying oh well we. We may potentially remove the African Cup of nations back to the January February timeframe just so they won't conflict with club World Cup now me personally. I don't understand why you need to have a year continental championship. Every two years. I mean Africa has just as many countries as Europe rope and Europe still does. There's every four years you know. They have an offset with the World Cup. I think that would be a better idea. I mean look at look at South South America uncomfortable. They do yes. They've had multiple recent Copa Americas. You know because they had to do the hundred anniversary and then they were just constantly changing their format but now they're on every four year the same year as the euros so there they had one last year but they'll have on this year that after this year the next one will be twenty twenty four twenty twenty eight etc so the have the World Cup in the next two years will have their continental championships. Just like the the euro's and then the following two years they'll have the World Cup. I think that Africa should get onto a similar schedule. I think all confederation should probably do either because even encounter calf with the US Mexico. Canada they have the Gold Cup every two years. I mean there really is no reason to have the Gold Cup every two years in my personal opinion Already you know. They're already playing like a lot a lot. A lot of football anyway so why not just change it to every four years and you have the World Cup in between there You know conquer cavs a little bit different. They have less teams in Africa and And Europe but at the same time countable has less teams than Kinda Cava does and they still are doing. There is every four years so I think it would be perfect if all the continents Minsk got on the same sheet and just did their contents championships on the two years in between the World Cup. It would just streamline everything we're just make everything a little bit easier. I get it that. A lot of African players use the African nations in order to showcase themselves to get picked up for teams in Europe Until understand that but Now either the guys that are already on teams in Europe or wherever roaster playing. They're going to have to leave their teams club. Teams midseason again just to go play for their national teams. It just I don't know and it it just seems like there's a a much better solution. The Secretary General of the President of Calf Musher which one it was said that it also had to do with weather conditions. Which I get because I've been some places in Africa in June July and it's it can be pretty brutal but The next one's going to Cameroon. I mean the way that you would just add as you make games either earlier during the day. which if that's not possible?