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LADS#163 - Neymar's Future, Premier League Shuffle, USWNT, and Gambling feat. Nico from CanIKickIt.Blog
"Ooh. No know. No, no thing. Two one. Hey, welcome into lot, America's Cussing soccer, or lads podcast, I am joined by Nico. You can follow him on Twitter at Niko guy. Oh Nico, man. How are you, man? It's good to be here. Yeah. We are in Fatos Irish pub here on fifteenth in the locus. Yes, Nico runs the Kenai kick, it blog pays of Philly also has been starting to his own podcast. He's trying to take on my turf. It's fine. I'm going directly for all your all your listeners. Yeah. All five. No me plugging my own podcast. Yeah. No. This is more. Todd -ception. No. This is good. This is good benico. Thanks for coming on, you came all the way out here from Westchester sick to come. Hang out first question Nico, you were talking to me earlier about the whole playoff system. There's a little like what's it called squabble on our social media, including play offs into the Premier League. What are your thoughts? These americans. These, these fucking stubborn red nosed Americans trying to play offs in the Premier League. What's your thoughts? So I this happened when some Manchester City fan, and this happened a thought popped in my mind towards the end of the season. And I thought. What I will Liverpool and city tie on points city's gonna end up winning the primarily because goal differential. Right. But I thought that's kind of annoying, and I felt like all right, instead of having, like, playoffs because I don't think that fits the system of the table. Maybe if you're tied on points, the team go into a home and away playoff if that place decides relegation Champions League Europa league or the title that way, it's like at the end of the show. Sorry, my brain a second Cup on things. Good sitting Liverpool tied at the top of the table, they, they would go into a home and home two legged. Oh, like a championship semifinal. No, I'm picking. All right. All right. That much money, the primarily would make off of those games viewership drama. Right. And it would just be unbelievable. And there's always space between the end of the primarily and FA Cup. And then there's Champions League but you can find time in that in that time to, to find to this filler right now. I mean obviously not like the women's World Cup in the World Cup and stuff like that. There's usually a month span where like we fit in, like an a two week span these extra games. I like that. That's actually pretty good. And like let's say relegation could you imagine the relegation playoff game? If they have the championship right now for who to get, you know, bumped up. Yeah, exactly. That would be good. Oh my God. What did you say like Saudi do it for relegation? Would you have the seventeenth playing the eighteenth team or or or like all three the relegation teams fighting it out? I feel like playing all the relegation teams. There's too many matches Robin. It would be sweet. I would love to just say primarily like no the players too many games. Right. But yeah. Imagine if like seventeen and eighteen were tied on points and like, all right tied on points, but it seemed could no they have ten better goal differential, they're going to be more safe. But imagine if it was just like no we're gonna play games because breaking up those two places should come down to head to head who's better than the other rather than like. Oh, if you can see six goals, the city scored I will have to say there is a big Chilean fan base right now chalets playing them in the COPA day America to Brazil Copa America in Brazil in Brazil. Yes. Did did joy score score? This is your life. If you don't just great podcasts. Yeah. Honestly, don't watch don't look at the results of this game. We'll tell you by the end. We're just going to play by play by play right now. It's going to be the masters. I'm Joe buck. You're I don't know. The other guys. I don't know. I'm jim. Nance gymnast, yes. Slide in there it's going to be perfect. Me too anyway. Yeah. Would be good. I mean I feel like the relegation battle towards the end of the season like we pretty much know who's going in and out sometimes other times it's like whoa. Come down the last day like this year Mansi Liverpool who's gonna win the Premier League. I know that'd be fun. But what about you say all the soccer peers you say, like don't touch the game for me? I'm not a soccer periods like me, like I'm over VR. He get the game more accurate. Would you say to them like this is perfect don't touch it? I think that it's a good balance between the pilots. I like to call the proper football man, right on a cranky old old dudes in England who yelling at the sky. Yeah, exactly. It's a it's a balance between. Yeah, you're adding some sort of playoff, but you're doing a two legged tie. They love. Yeah. Like they even if you tie in the FA Cup you play again, rather than just go into overtime or anything, you know what I mean. Yeah. That would be really good. It's a good balance of like there's extra type of playoff but at the same time there is still the integrity of like that proper football man wanting to, you know what I mean soups them as well as suits people who want the game to kind of progress a little bit. No, I like that. I like that a lot. I know a lot of people will probably be upset. But I get I get excited like why not try and change the game. I mean, if it starting gets me, a lot of people say, like oh, it's thirty games this season. Dash should be enough to decide it. But sometimes it's like like we're Americans. We think there should be some type of like playoff system in, you know and store. All right. Next question are moving onto. There is a lot of talk going on of Manchester. United. Right now, especially Paul pug, obviously that's your city rival there. We think they should do obviously, I think Paul book came out the quote, was it yesterday saying, like he's ready for new, the whole like, you know, not saying they wanna go, but kind what he didn't has has been doing for the past, like five years at Chelsea. He saying he wants new challenges. It seems like the player does not want to be there. There doesn't seem to be a real future for the club right now. Going forward, all the who knows what's going on with all the and his ranchers what do you think of that? Whole situation should they get rid of them or what, what should they do? So me when pug, I left ventures I wanted him to come the city so badly. I think he's an amazing player. I think is total generational talent. He can do a lot of different things on the ball off the ball offense defense. Boxed box, you can shoot. He can pass the touch anyone. That's you know, it's amazing. But the thing is sell someone tweet, he said, I think it was our low. White tweeted today said, love him going scree. I miss him. I miss his voice Sunday morning. So when I'm hung over Sunday, Arlo, white just like soothing me back to. It's great because he's, he's got he's got that soothing. He tweeted he said, at the puck commentary said, I'm looking for new challenge. He said he doesn't seem like his heart is in matrix United and I said, why would it be right? You have no reason yet. You haven't had a coach who's consistently backed you first season. He Marino didn't get along. Right. He and all they haven't had a full season, and even doesn't look old as really tapping this potential. You also have the fans totally turning on you and you have a game. I don't mean they're up in the last game of the season. Game called like fuck off. Get out of here. Yeah. Exactly. First of all, that guys out align outta line. I don't I don't care how much money you paid for that seat. You don't go up to man on the street and yell fuck you to their face to a superstar because they're entitled they feel like they can. And that's the whole problem with, like sports fans nowadays, there's like they think they can do they can touch the players and they, you know, do whatever they want because they bought a ticket like no, like there's a set of rules. Go on going like you're say, yeah, there's, there's a line, you just don't cross and imagine being. A pug was position. You're in a world class player. Right. You get bought for the most money in a transfer ever at the time in new have to somehow live up to that as a central midfielder, mindue, which your stat sheets not going to be filled with goals in a SIS. Exactly. Usually at least. Yeah. And like hurting on ES goal, and assist record. And it's like it's ESPN you watch it doesn't like or Madre twenty one. The bound your. It's like obviously that still that's still very arguable on the key. Probably should have won it. Yeah. But what he does like off the ball. It's not like hockey where there's an assist for an assist. Yeah. And if there were then you'd see the product of center midfielders. Yeah. Exactly. But yeah, if you look at his position he doesn't have a director football in Edward or that, you know, he has no idea what he's doing. Yeah. The quote Louis von hall said a couple weeks ago. Edward has no clue about football, exactly. Imagine apparent imagine. If someone came out like the GM of an NFL team. It's that they have no idea how anything about football. It's like wait. What exactly the, the leadership and talks about him in United and asks is coming from the city fan, but on C United fans would say the same thing. Agreed. Why would wanna be there? Everyone's turn against him. He's got know it's everyone he's got his back up against the wall. He can easily just like I can go to a another big club be more successful in probably win titles, and you're not you're not in the Champions League next season. So and that's like your endorsements is like you know, that's a big part of players nowadays, you want to be on the champions, where the most is are seeing you that's hurting his money from endorsements as well and stuff like that. And like getting his brand is brand is hurt by being Europ league. So where do you think he goes, do you think it's a return? Event is return return is a Barscelona is a I think he would fit so, well, our Celona the problem is that is Barcelona gonna pay for them. Yeah, that's a good point. And also, we also spent so much money already hundred and fifty million dollars that much now. Oh my God. So I think Real Madrid is close to being done. I would hope so. Also can we talk about how they're the most boiled fan base, like they have one bad year now to mediate like people shit on, I'm gonna say, on man city, I've shit on man city, I've shit on PS g rightly so. But Real Madrid gets a pass all the time. I am done. I am done giving around Madrid APAC at one bad season. And all they do is wine and complain show up to the games and they're doing some of their best play for now. Don't even they've booed Rinaldo who on earth. Listen, I've never been a huge although hundred respect for him. Yeah. We believe game. And he's become a great pro over the years matured. Yes. But you don't boom. Yeah. They boot Gareth bale after east champions a goal like I don't want you. I don't you the man, one you Champions League. Copa del Rey goal what he just ran around boost gets or whoever wasn't a line and scored the game winner in the? Oh my God, though. Reagan's against Barcelona. Yeah. Exactly, it was like this guy has one games. He's won your titles and you're gonna boom. You're right. They're just spoiled. And so back to poke you've act we were saying he'll be perfect. My little Real Madrid Rams. I've been mean to get off my chest. It hasn't been on the air just been mean to get that out. So you think you worked perfect at Barcelona, but you're unsure of they're going to spend because already looks like they're getting grease men. But that hasn't been finalized yet. So I mean, he says he wants to go, but Barcelona gonna pay are go going to let them leave. And then you had the whole Jau Felix thing today, but we'll get into that in a little bit. But back to the only places I think I'd see him fitting, right? Not where he could go with money and paying keep fit at city not gonna ever happen he'd fit Barcelona, right? I think fit around Madrid but they. Can't drop one hundred whatever million dollars on exactly at that point. He could go back to you, then twos. But does he fit sorry system? Yeah. Don't know. He's in a really big pickle, where he's like of want to leave, but I don't really have a good place ago. Yeah. How sorry worked with another French midfielder, playing him out of place. I don't know how to spend a whole podcast on how Kante was put out a position that is a crime. I'm that is a crime how he played Nagoya Kante this entire season. He still did so. Well, give contact good guy Kante who's the most likeable football in the world. I would have to say has to be Conti one, maybe so laws. I think so. I think maybe it's just Liverpool. Hey, bill. You can't. Hey, salah. Listen, I'm a city fan. I don't like little pool Salah's perfect. Thank you, right? I mean, he's I'm sure there's United fans listening right now who are like, you know, throwing flipping their tables pistol is probably one of the most N like that whole squad in general, pretty, pretty likable guys money. Yeah. Mine is the Kante of always smileys mileage Illustrated's teammates goals. Selfish. I don't know. I'm not trying to do a love fest. I mean I'm just trying to avoid talking about arsenal as much as possible. So that's just a whole different type dumpster fire. All right. Let's move onto your team man city you guys coming off trouble winning year. Elsom how's it feel to win is awesome to win? Honestly. It's the weirdest season because we wanted domestic trouble, which is insane. And like we just like one just another primarily, really, because you have Liverpool in the champions, which is great. I wasn't mad about that, but it is like another team in the league one almost the equivalent to the three trophies you one, exactly. And because FA Cup kinda lost its you know mystery magic and we wanna final six nothing. Yeah. Which, you know, I would rather want to one do what I you know they, they went all out that game. The League Cup is bullshit. Either of those runs that city had on the way to the final. We didn't really face anyone that great doesn't take away from winning the trophy. Yeah. Exactly. That silverware. I mean Tottenham would be dying for any of that. Let me tell you dig. Okay. But yes, where do you go from here? You guys haven't really made any marquee signings yet. But it's man city to hear about today know what happened. Chow consolo. Oh, right back for through seems to be agreeing to terms with city. Oo in the works been a figure, yet, have you seen any money? I think it was like a ho I don't know. I don't wanna know. Check on my phone. Well, I guess the market for right backs fullbacks in general. There's not that many good ones out there. I rocket because it's one of the game becoming one of the more important positions in all football. And luckily Liverpool lucked into two of the best ones, aren't they? Over again. I'm not trying to do a love pets Liverpool, but it's hard not to it's hard not to and their outside backs. Yeah. I don't have a figure, so. What's his name? He seems pretty good Salo then to right back for a couple of years. He gets forties. Pacey. He's brilliant on the ball which balls in he's fit pep system perfectly. My opinion doesn't need to spend right now. What possibly keep the gang together seemed like a good guys KGB will be healthy youthful offseason to just rest up and isn't it? Awesome. Mckay. Devi like have not like a bad year. He's just injured year and still like domestic trouble awesome. Like this should scare a lot of primarily teams. Absolutely look at Bernardo Silva becoming almost next to probably who I always get this debate who's the best player man city right now. You think is now what do you think is for him? Oh, that's tough. That's right. That question who's the best player or what's the one player? You would buy. From city who'd be the one player, you'd be the most upset with losing. Bernardo just because he's so young talented. Yeah. Then again Rahim's only he's twenty four Bernardo's. That's so kills me that he's younger than me by year. He's my Rahim was born the same week as me really we're both twenty four. Breath brothers awesome. He's yet to respond to any, my birthday Deums. Well that's rude. I'm going to send him a letter one day, but I guess you guys are pretty set. Even like a Guera was getting up in age. You don't really you have Gabriel Zeus right there. I would say the only time only thing we need to upgrade would be maybe some centreback depth losing company Dino, like he's getting older. Defense amid I'm thinking, ten guy in them Bella from Lille. Oh, yeah. That would be nice prototypical like the Makalele from France. Back in the day, down central defensive namedrop. Sorry. My is behind all my hits. If you're at home right now you have your laptop open, go to YouTube dot com, and search Makalele, and you'll find out that an entire position was created. It was essentially took it over. He said this is now my yeah. Wow. What about Liverpool? What do they need Liverpool? So it's going to be, so we can Bill being agreement. It's man city won a Liverpool one be there in their own tier in the Premier League. And then just everybody else. Would you agree? I would say, so unless Spurs make a splash in the transfer window, which I mean look at their history is probably gonna happen by the time for Spurs, suspend if you're Daniel Levy, if you wanna keep podge, I think you have to appease him guy took you all the money they got from the going to the Champions League final come paid. Well, no, you haven't paid the same because the loans but yeah, I think I think. Put the pedal on the metal Spurs transfer right now. But right now you're right. There's just a, a one a one b then there's just a drop off, like it's like these guys, there's a bunch of other do just do. And I think that that's a lot to do with. Yeah. Those teams are so quality unbelievable. But pepin Klopp are just the rest of those teams. They can't beat those managers. No. Right. And it's funny. How pepin Klopp they have trouble beating each other. More having trouble beating cloud. Yeah. But it's just domestically didn't hasn't har- has an ornament it. Yeah, it really hasn't. But I mean if you're Liverpool where do you how do you improve like maybe a new like I love the front three? I don't think you'd replace. Any might need death. Let's say one of those guys goes down for somewhat of an extended period of time. Katie injury. Klay Thompson is out. You have a Riga. He's, he's great. Right. He stepped up has goals lend you play a rig for like three straight months and having constantly produce. That's a big if that's a lot that's asking a lot. So and also, I think they need a creative midfielder. They need like a central tacky, like Katina. Yeah. So, but also, I was thinking, like it'd be perfect who's been kind of, like you know, this like travel man is wonder HAMAs Rodriguez. He region trying to sell. I think he would be Munich by, he's on loan from Real Madrid. So, but he's at buyer Munich, I think you'll be a great you've been a journeyman. I think he'd be a great with Fabio and Jordi right next door. We came right up there them be around. It'd be able to like unleash the front three thing go by using they need like a central attacking mid for more creativity for the front three because you got for being you're holding down central. You've got Henderson kinda just kinda do everything you need to middle. And then you're right, you need that one person that those two guys go go green for the front three. Yes, number ten. They need a number ten right? Playmaker. And Katina lasting you wanna Sala dropping into have to receive and you saw that a little bit this year. He. Started coming down to receive the ball a bit, which was affecting his goal scoring ability in being in the box the right time, which isn't a problem when you've, you know. Monitor for menial as well. Yes. I saw that HAMAs might go to Napoli. Really? It'd be kind of shame, I think he'd fit perfectly there. He'd make that team really good. But like you kinda wanna see him come to the prime. Really? Yeah. I wanna see him weakened weak out. That's why I'm so excited for Christian pool sick and, you know man, I'm so excited. We'll, we'll get to that. We can talk some Chelsea second. That's also a big like mystery managers United like what is happening there like? Yeah. Liver poor a really good spot. I feel like maybe another centreback, but even then, like Virgil Van Dyke makes up for whatever, like, makes whatever centreback next to him so much better, Joel Matic. Just started a championship final centreback, and they kept the clean sheet like in the Liverpool were just chilling. I mean Tottenham could not do anything in that final third. I mean Alison obviously has some really good saves night game was fairly not tested. I always like the seventy something minute. Yeah, exactly. Not to like, not ideal. If you wanna wanna champion. No. No. Not really. I mean you can talk a lot about this. Zeke finally should they've started. Kane did the first goal should have been a I go what's up. What do you think about that Cain thing? I don't think he should've started, I think Paci no has become, you know if canes healthy he's in this mentality that he has to play him. When Luke is more has been nothing but your clutch man, this whole champions. Run, you got us. Our lucas. And you saw Lucas so disatisfied on the sideline you could tell he was like, what the fuck and then you spec to be to come on here in the last twenty thirty odd minutes and making something happen, when they're just sitting back. Cain was just like standing around like, not sure what the do he wasn't. I don't think he was fully fit or like game fit anyway. So I was really we're used feeling the same thing I felt kind of the same way I initially had the thought of if he's a hundred percent and not just one hundred percent like he's healthy. I mean like training in your like he's hurricane you plan. Yeah. But if you play him, he's probably not ready to go. Full ninety or full one twenty just in case. Yes. So what do you do from there? Do you play on the first sixty five then get him off, and then bring on Lucas not start him and bring him on at sixty five, and then he can make an impact? Instead he stretched them out for the full ninety and I don't think Cain was able to just kind of have fifteen twenty minute span, where he said, I'm going to go all out. He tried conserving his energy didn't get involve as much eleven touches in the first half. Yeah. I barely saw him use a ghost. I have. I mean a lot of time wasn't the ball, getting to him or you know, but I, I mean the only person really didn't anything sawn and he had some really bad touches the beginning a couple couple times. Yeah. Heavy touches, and I don't know. I love song. I think they're just like in this weird spot deli. Alleys hasn't really impressed me that much this season. I mean he's done some good stuff. And I anything like that spectacular. So when I was worried about was is, if potch was like, okay, well, if I start them and he doesn't do, well, people will be like oh, shoot you have started him. It's a lose lose situation. Right. But this one side that loses more and he doesn't play him and they lose. You said you should have started. We'll also England's golden boy like the English fans would have tore apart the Spurs. Yeah. Actually, like north London. Like love him. That's they have that song like he's one of us. Hey regain. He's one of us. Don't Spurs fans? Don't Google arsenal. Harry Kane jersey. No, don't ever, don't know. Don't that not needed. Definitely needed. Well, that's a good transition. Let's talk about arsenal what the fuck. What are we doing? So I wrote a season recap for international Champions Cup. Actually said brag. Shoutout. Jet Grimm's e in the crew over at is e give lads media passes, the try to give lads and Nico some media passes. I kinda I wrote about arsenal and it's weird. If you look at those if the season in a vacuum, it's not a good season, right? Six place, right? Yeah, fifth-place place seventy points, seventy points. I mean Europa league final loss. What did you look? They're saying Europe. League final long. Yeah. I would agree with that. But if you look at it as the body of work of going into the season I think if I told you you'd be fighting for a top four spot making Europa league final finding a really good strike partnership together starting to kind of build a new culture, which is not easy after having the same manager for twenty one year. Yeah. Exactly. I mean, they're still living in the shadow of Wang or so. I mean, and that's going to be a hard shadow to get out of. Yeah. I went to Penn State could tell you that replacing Joe Paterno was an EAS. Thing at Penn State football. It wasn't it was like where the hell what happens now? Yeah. Shit happens, where do we go from here? Be like when ballot check leaves the patriots the patriots make the playoffs but losing the first round the news, are you going to say, go ahead? Yeah, I think that it was a sexy success successful season. Yeah, I think things could have been worse. Could have been a lot worse. And Emory could have not worked out. You could have fired him two months of the season. Exactly. I think the biggest issue with arsenal right now is crunchy. He needs to figure it out. I mean like he's to invested in his other teams Manny see worried about what the LA Rams, and he's the Saint Louis blues who's blue. What happens when you put money in these other teams and even go to Europe league final? Of course he didn't. He's busy worried about his fucking hockey team. Brahma vich who's in exile went to fucking boku for the game. But cranky couldn't hop on his private jet and go. Yeah, I get otter by John's in the middle. God knows where. But this is team you own your European final. Yeah. I don't know American ownership has not been great for the Premier League if we're being honest. I mean for livable assize Liverpool didn't do any favors for my, my swan Swan's eat Manchester United not doing that. Great arsenal. So, so what do we need? Because my argument is the only two players that teams would wanna pluck or like two players that could start for any of the top six or like lock. Is that a bomb Yang? Can you name another player that could era? Jarara. Yeah. I can see terrar- Hanley. Because he plays the position that's so crucial to teams that a lot of teams are lacking. Yes. Right. I and obviously he wouldn't start for anyone of the top seven. Right. Because you have Ruben Nevis for wolves. Yeah I'm in love with but the other rest of the table, you look at that and you're like you probably can't name a really good Senate offensive midfield, or central midfielder, that is that young that good. And that energetic, you know what I mean? Yeah. He definitely has that like into Harare, kind of like. Well, that's fine. I mean, like he does have a very punishable face. He's up there. But yeah, you don't really see that kind of like Nagoya Kante pit bull. I'm going to get every single ball in a lot of like top teams anymore. But decides those three and I think you're maybe a fringe total, total fringe. I think he's only when that could be not in there. Someone could pluck any others. No. There's no no one else outside a Leno. Yeah. Leno's good. He has a higher ceiling than the others. Everyone else like Socrates, bust can signer bus stop feet, major, gosh, going from stuffing but we'll granted Jaka not a bus but not good. Not great consistent. Yeah. I mean, like one day, I'm like, wow. Jacques a boom great hit this like reservoir. Writ card the first one minutes in horrible giveaways Hector Bella in her. Rob holding I have a lot of hope for boating. I love raw boating you look around this. Ozo- Oto complete bust, gotta go. So I don't know. An apparently STAN Kroenke is not exactly giving us the budget for this. You know, I think it's only forty million is the amount. We're allowed to spend this transfer window when you're looking at the other major trade, what the hell to meeting teams of Real Madrid, where we used to when they're spending would you say, like three hundred million fifty million dollars. Fuck man So-someone hazards making a week. Is it four hundred plus one hundred fifty thousand dollars a week that I'd give like most of my Oregon's just for twenty years in my salary. Oh, yeah. Maybe ten years ten years of my salary. Want to give away. It's not it's not that much for me. Yeah. Arsenal is in a very weird place right now. And I like I think you're right. There's a lot of hope United getting raised culture change. We got work on our way for them because that was very bad. But end the English Indian good evening. Yes. Both. We've onto the other London club. Chelsea. Yeah. They're in a very weird state saris gone. He's going to Ventas Frank Lampard, which I think is going to be not the I don't think it's going to be a good managerial change. They have a two year transfer band, there to best youngest players are both heard Hudson, annoying left his cheek. What does the future hold for Chelsea football club this shocks and people I kind of love where Chelsea is right now. And I'll tell you why the expectations for Chelsea are so low fuck. You're right that they perfect spot. Be happy saris gone that can bring in Lampard and they don't have to do. Ends make them happy fans club legend all your thing is that he'll bring all these loans in Pula sick in and the guy that's managing you as a guy that's a legend. He's been the cubs forever. He knows everything. He knows a long leash he's going to be able to be comfortable because they know they're probably still going to. And they're kind of in that comfort zone of, like if let's brought in a really good manager, then all of a sudden it's like, oh, we're gonna greasier. No. Yeah. We should be good. And then they disappointed instead, it's kind of like probably not going to be that good. Whatever. Type of thing I think, for pulisic, our baby. Boy are American Hershey Pennsylvania love him, baby. Jesus. I think that this is if, if, if lamb. Morton comes in, we should say that right now. It's perfect for him. You got a club legend, I think, sorry, I think pulisic and sorry, imagine them in a room together. It's just like I can't neither yeah. Lamport I think we'll take them under his wing, teach him the ways of the club groom him. And I think it's a great opportunity for him to kind of ease into the primary league. Okay. And I don't know Franklin part is going to be good manager, but yeah, Chelsea for this next year or two, it might just be the perfect fit. Okay. Well, what, what about the argument that, like, you know, we have been you know making fun of United for the all thing about, like bringing in a club legend there is better managers out there. They probably could have gotten just because of the title alone because of the players anything like that. We even like shitting on United for it, like when Franklin park goes on a ten game losing streak aren't going to do the same thing hybrid ethically. Like, what if the what if it's all a gloom and doom, I mean, the guy's only. Similar. Yeah. Wouldn't be like kind of the same situation. I think the only difference would be that with ole is a lot more pressure for this past season will be for whoever takes the Chelsea job this coming here. Okay. I think Franklin part takes job. I think he's almost guaranteed unless they're like mid table to keep the job. Okay. I just don't see them panicking. I think United are very quick to make decisions because they have to appease their fan fan base. Yeah. They're the most like wealthiest team. Not only like like soccer team. But like team Ray world brain four billion in the stock market. Yeah, exactly. How many teams in the world of public stock? Not many not many now. And I think when they gave away the fulltime job, it was extremely unnecessary. There's no reason give them the full season as an interim prove himself, if you just give them the job. And all of a sudden it turns into that, you're creating your own mess. Yeah. Right. Why there is so much excitement is after the PS g win the wheel. Yeah. There was he's a club legend, you know. And then when things started going south. They're like, well, I mean, we kind made their mess. Yeah. So I don't know. I think it's gonna be interesting. I mean I would love to see Frank Lampard apparently, John Terry, Mike come with them from Aston Villa. Or he might be on the sidelines at the villa. You know, looking across at his former like that's cool. I don't know. That's just like like I wanna see Stephen g at Liverpool. I love Klopp, and then five years all the legends at their clubs. Yeah. Exactly. Unreal. Kloppers still. Yeah. I mean still going at unrig would be cool. I actually would love you'd like this. I think in three or four years. Let's say arsenal outgrow Emory. Yes. And our tests leaves city and he's been groomed by pets and migos arsenal and arsenal adopts a Arteta pep hybrid system for the gunners, I would lose my Schick. Those one of the biggest things when he left to my captain. I was like I was so upset. And now Petrocelli has left to go to Chelsea all these players. They leave arsenal they go to their six. I know. Well, these also players leaving arsenal also going to win titles and stuff. Yeah. Whatever. You know, I love his. Thank you to arsenal afterwards Chamberlain saying it's all for the gunners. You know, it's all it's all fine good, though. That was respectful Chamberlain was like, like face voice player, left city and play United in a final and one that was for the blues. I'd be like bucket. Yeah. Exactly. Fuck united. I don't know. I guess there's tasteful ways but are would be cool. I haven't even thought thought of like Patrick Vieira says he did grace of Newark. See. Yeah. He's niece now. Right. Got fired at niece ship. I don't know where is now. All right. He's a wandering man too. So I don't know. I have no idea where Alexa, where's Patrick Patrick? Vieira listening, destroying midfields, people early two thousand people listening with Alexis just got the answer. Did. So you're welcome. Really welcome, honestly. What's the whole y'all feel what's what's his name Joe Felix? Yes. So what's he's going? It is what it is. Monday, June seventeenth this morning report came out that go he's in Madrid and athletic. Oh. And he are just wrapping it up. It's about to. They're about to trigger his release clause one hundred twenty million euros shit outta here. That's that's crazy for letty. They're not one of those crazy, like Barscelona real man. You like they don't they don't they usually develop. Get really good deals. They kind of do like buyer Munich to degree does that a lot too. Did Chile score update she lay have scored again. Who was it? Vargas vargas. I like him on because he's got the pace like realize he's not that great. But like he's, he's very pacey fa player. That's my people to team tip. He's a he's a good grabbing fever. Yeah. She lay minus ones looking great great. Oh, we're we're going to gambling stuff at the end because the reason I'm Nico on guy put it out. Like, hey, I wanna have a new guest on NICO's like me. And I was like, all right. Let's come onto. And I knew from bio and stuff like some gambling. Hey, I'm more than that. Hey, I'm more than just a pretty face. I wanna ask you, some gambling questions. Please tell me about, Mr. Felix miss senor Felix in your. Young nineteen year old Portuguese kid start. I'm pretty sure he might still have braces awesome. Basically what he was has been FICO was always a young us player that was touted to be the next big thing. Okay. Beginning of the season. They didn't really play them. Sub men here and there late sub whatever. And then all of a sudden Benfica kind of was playing a lot of matches in the Champions League. And then he started playing more on the league to make up for the players playing in the Champions League. He starts playing and just start scoring and assisting and ends up leading their team basically almost all categories in playing almost half the season. Wow. And he's brilliant, and people might say, oh well the Portuguese league. Well, yeah but he's nineteen. Yeah. Exactly. And he's still also the Portuguese league Rinaldo a. Jill, Jill going crazy. Right now. Chilean fans chichi Leyla, which is one of my classics classic. The classic but yeah. Felix. Unbelievable. Everyone wants the summer everyone it just got an a hundred twenty million euro release clause, which is just ridiculous. And allegedly at let it go was ready to pay that today. Benfica two hours after that come out with a report saying, this is bullshit. It's hogwash. It's not true. And everyone was like, wait what major media outlets saying he was going the Gordian mirror. Everyone was like, literally by the end of the day is gonna go then been figure was like nen, the no no get out of here, not happening. So I have no idea where it stands think it'd be a great fit for athletic. Oh, I think he really well under Simione, if Greece Mun leaves he'd be a decent replacement. You can play striker. He can play winger. He can play that, that kind of Wayne Rooney drop in and create number ten, but also being that striker kind of role. Yeah. I think he's brilliant, and I think he'd fit really well lady, but yeah, he's, he's definitely a guy that's has a future. My question Diego cost. The eat him. I don't think he's got enough meat on the bones to sat. Okay. But then again, I wouldn't leave it past. It'd be more like a Phil Joe he'd eat more might eat them. Oh, ooh. That's actually a tasty young Portuguese players young Portuguese layer. Pretty tasty. Yeah. What's the one transfer that has, you know, the most by do you think will definitely happen? Grease men to Barcelona's been the big one name is allegedly leaving PS G out of all these rumors you hearing is there any that you're like, okay, this seems the most likely or you're like this'll be awesome? What's the most like this'll be awesome transfer this weeks ago? What is it hazard? Yes, these, yes. Good question. I wanna say neymar, but the problem is no one's going to twenty two million. Yeah. For just baggage. Yeah. Right. And we say his time. Yes, she has been a bus, right? Like in a way. Yeah, because I mean cool you one league everyone care PSE, if you to pretty much a guarantee unless you're Monaco, and you have him baba and Bernardo Silva, Mendi and you need to give them about in order to win league. Yes. So yeah but I mean even like for the World Cup. Did nothing good for his brand like rolling flopping. He's also really fragile you'd very fragile. But also I saw a whole I was talking about this on a recent podcast, ESPN AFC guys are talking about this his play style leads to him getting injured against St. Chit notice pass the ball. The only way to stop him from doing what he does is foul. Exactly. The World Cup and reason, right? He doesn't pass. He just keeps feeding trash dribbling through you. Imagine trying to dribble through a guy twice your size in a physical sport. You're gonna get Iraq. Well, what the hell it's like, well, no. Like there's you know the rules of the game. And there's also like you know, just playing the game there's a totally different things. So I would say neymar, but neymars I don't think it's gonna happen. So it's not gonna take them back. I don't see that happening or not. Who would who would buy him, the only one I would think would be as gene. He's there. I would say the gel Felix athleti go one we'll go through Greece. Many things out go through to bar so will hundred percent go through first because their silence. It's a good thing. Yeah, there's a lot of Chirpin. Yes, I'm leaving going to Barcelona and there hasn't been much, which means there's a lot of behind the scenes talk going on right now. And they're getting ready to come out of the statement, which one would shock me the heya talks to, hey, have you heard all that? That's that would probably be the most shocking and possibly going to NFL thing that one quiet. It owns about that. Now, I'm worried now that you said that whole quiet thing if that happens that would be shocking because he's been easily the best player for the United the past five years without a doubt. And for me, what's even worrying is that if Obama, who I think you heard here, I yeah. Best going the world. Yeah. He's, he's definitely up there. Yeah. Consistent over the last five years. Unbelievable. Obviously is great defense without letting go, but just the. Octopus. I call him if he goes to the United they upgraded at keeper. Yeah. I honestly, think that day has had. I mean he's had the here has had no favors in front of them this year, but is been definitely his worst season. And it's a bummer because it's a lot of it isn't really his faults. There were a lot of bad moments. Yes. But like that defense sucked. They didn't. They had to switch managers mid year. I miss my, my man marine not gonna lie. Yeah. It just was an odd year coming off his weird World Cup year where they didn't even they lost to Russia. And the peak as he had that bad that bad moment in the World Cup and goes against Portugal. Yeah. Someone but I don't know going up against Renaldo. Everyone looks bad against Renato. So that free kick in the World Cup. I looked at my dad and before that went in, and I said, this is going, my down the same thing, isn't it the best feeling in the world? And you go like that's going in well, these two are messy. But like every. Time messy lines up. Mike look over to my friends this, this is going in when it does is just like you just like the cool fucking guy in the world sit back. Grab my beer put it down cross my legs. And I'm like, I'm the shit. Do it. Yeah. I if I could do one thing of what who's likely to leave and go somewhere. It's grease men, the Barsa. Okay. All right. Got some gambling question. Yes. I soccer gambling question, because I'm a degenerate gambler. What do you use? Do you have your own book here has offshore bookies book? I've used my bookie. I used draft kings of us all sorts of stuff, I've used my book because they were sponsor on the show. So shout. Mybookie my booking. Yeah. Use code over time, but that expect that thing expired. But that's what a new code I we should when it does happen. I will let you guys know do you ever bet draws? Yes, you do. I think the most some of the most value plays okay because I'm always a winning losses person. Tell the listeners, so on my idiot, always telling him the. Ben is good. Okay. Sadly, this year for the primarily the least draws in tooth decades. Visit been a bad year for draws if you're a gamble at your draws, but overall you're usually going to get really good outs. I'm not a parlay guy. I think it's the biggest sucker bet Nov bedding really partly to draws that could be tend to win like one hundred fifty wow, theoretically, you see, like Burnley and like you know, let's say Burnley in villa play next year that just smells like a draw. Yeah. Right. But for me, there's two different ways to bet soccer three different ways technically there's money, lime one team way into this conversation team wins. The troll lock is we're in this. So one team wins the money line. The other team wins their money line. And there's the draw that's one way of betting that's called three way money line. Then there's the over under over two and a half goals under to enough goals. Over three goals under three goals. Okay. That was like the most plain and simple. Yes, I can understand it, then there's the spread right? Let's say city and LeicesteR are playing city might be favored by one and a half, which basically means they have to score two goals to win the bet if they win by two. They win the bet. They went by one LeicesteR wins the bat. I'm a spread better because when Vegas over does it and it's like man city, minus three and a half. They could blow this team out. But in reality, not likely, it's probably not going to happen. And then they have teams that are like put like my dumb brain is like, whoa, man city last week. Just be someone six nil there do to do again. But that just my dumb gambling brain. Yeah, I always say, everyone always says, with your gut don't dumb dumb. You can you can say, oh, this is my gut. Yeah. But go find a reason to back up your. Yeah. Right. Like, don't you need a second opinion? Like, if I hurt my ankle, my gut says it's a sprained ankle. I'm just going to treat this brain now. Go to a doctor find out that it's torn living. Yeah. And get a boot, right? Yeah. So I'm kinda guy where it's like a look at everything I see what my gut says, what I my, my soccer brain says, okay. Then I go to the numbers and for me the big the biggest things for betting. Soccer comes out a couple things form. Bet on teams are in good form. But don't bet on teams that have been informed for too long. Yes, there's always some sort of regression, right? Unless your city or Pia she or Barcelona where like you're probably gonna win. Most your games. Teams are going to eventually slowdown. They win four games in a row. They're probably not gonna win five unless playing really shitty team will, like what if my argument, which I lost a lot of money this year on Huddersfield? Like what's the whole philosophy like, oh, there do is that bad like like Huddersfield who are absolutely horrible this year. I'm oh they're so do for game. They were never do teams can be do really okay. Only some teams are do. All right. Because me more and would say on the show all the time. Well, they're definitely do they've lost the last ten they have to win through. Okay. So it depends like hundreds field. Are you got to realize always outliers in gambling like we said, sitting Liverpool in that tier there outliers Huddersfield their shit? They're also outliers on the other side of this. I need to look at the more West Ham, and Everton's mid-table sack Newcastle's that's where the money is in the middle. You got follow them follow. I think you just made a lot of money here. So thank you can. I kick it blog check it out. I was up eight fifteen units this year, so hundred bucks on every bed. It's fifteen hundred dollars shut the fuck up. Yeah. I've, so I'm like, three hundred thirty picks throughout the season cheese. Yeah. Yeah. Can I kick it blog go get your gambling fixed because that's where I'm going? But if you lose my fall Paul, never our fall. If you learn anything today that gambling accrue, mistress, that's true. So Niko, any last thoughts, you have soccer wise. How about US men's national team. How are you feeling about them? We could go for hours on the equator you not. I'm really happy right now. There's a real, there's an unease. There's very uneasy feeling the same way looking over their shoulder. To get wax. I've been watching the sopranos kind of like, yeah, I couple thoughts really quickly. We need to give Berhalter time really gives time Berhalter give birth or time. Yes argument. But I'm also on the don't fuck up the Gold Cup team. Yes. Right. Like we're gonna give you time. But that doesn't mean you can fail. We're giving you a lease. Sure to be extremely successful right away. Yes. Right. So you gotta find that middle ground of, if they make a semi final lose to Jamaica gonna be pissed. Yes. But is that a successful Berhalter in his first tournament? Yeah. I'm not a guts. It's a long process. We're changing an entirely new system bringing an entirely new generation faces. Exactly. I mean compared to the team in Trinidad which Trinidad on Saturday thoughts and prayers with the US Mets tonight if we don't be turned about, like ninety five goals, I'm I'm going to be on a cruise. So luckily, I'm probably not going to even be able to see it. But like. Just I know my Twitter, probably be filled just like dumpster fire. Give actually start out the door and Bradley against Trinidad God or God damn it. But I mean there is a lot of happy thoughts. Happy thoughts happy. I know. I mean there is a lot of hope guys act. Stephan. Awesome goalkeepers realize because played yet in the past couple game. Exactly. Yeah. So you could change entire this offense. Yeah, I don't like how he didn't leave Gedin put Josh sergeant in the oh, there's a there's a crime against gingers in this country. And it starting on the US. Gingers are under attack. That is bullshit, pro ginger podcast. This is a very progenitor like podcast. Thank you. John, Josh and his curly hair should be on that booking starting lineup. And if he's not, then at least give them to you. Yeah. That could have been a different to Ecuador. Yeah. You kidding me? Oh my God. That's probably the most disappointing. Have you tag saved Josh of save the gingers? What about the us women's national team? Have you been enjoying this women's World Cup? Oh my God. I love it really big US women's national team. I mean we're just a wagon but we cannot be stopped what were the biggest wagon in a while. Yeah. Like we have so much firepower. And you know what message to the people telling us not to go overboard on the goals against Thailand? Go fuck. Fuck fuck fuck. No, there, my grandfather came out to graduation parties. What did you think of the whole from my cousins graduates? He's like, oh, what do you think of the goal celebrations like they should've kept celebrate. Like that's what I wanna hear. This is my grandfather served in Phnom. He loves that shit celebrating your anti veterans. I'll say. Veterans. No. I am so like, and I love corley Loyd who came out at the golf Plata. Guess? Speaking of which still to nothing nothing to sixty nine th minute. Nice I'm so it's the biggest age. And everyone keeps saying, oh, we only talking about Mary for years. You know what they're going to go out and celebrate as much as they want dream. Yeah. Exactly. For a lot of them are first time starting Koran Roosevelt, mcgurk Pugh. That's her first time starting to Tobin heath. I. But yeah, I mean like also Louis this is her last world. Thirty seven. I did not know that Pinos last ones. Yeah. Alex mortgage, get up there, shouldn't even start, and we destroyed chill could have been six nil. If it wasn't for that goal. Yeah. Engler was unbelievable. I've been loving this World Cup. There's a little controversy today. I only saw it on Twitter of France or some VR was they get a penalty. So this is France versus Nigeria. Okay. What happens is up to kick a penalty. Okay. And she misses white, but they go to VR and the goalies literally half a second six inches off the line. Oh my God before she kicks, God forbid goalie in history. Penalty kicks gets that head start. They call it back and they make it and then up winning one. Nothing. Now they also didn't spot that French players were croaking in the box. Of course. They didn't quickly on VR. I was pro VR. Yeah. But I was pro VR overturn. Turning bad bad calls. Like, yeah. Like yo you messed that one up. Let's overturn offside that could decide the game. The game. We don't wanna talk about city Spurs that. No fine. I just went to a place like your is just went like like white. I don't know. Like Joel your sharp by that was bad anyway. But yeah, I'm very pro VR. I think you could make the game more accurate. They're just picking calls now, now it's just like I was the argument. I saw on Twitter is, maybe it's exposing all these dumb murky rules and soccer. What do you think that it is? Yes. But there's too many like it more when it was kind of murky. Yeah. Me would you rather? Have it be murky or, and not have anything change it or murky in like not really be able to change it with the fuck now we're going into this. Like what if what does the handball now really asking that three or four years ago? It was just a handball. You saw what you're like that's amble might have been some debate. But now, it's like what's amble? We're entering like that. We're entering like Schroeder's cat like, oh Jj Abrams. Twilight zone of do you like interstellar like we need like a fourth dimension, like Matthew Magana? Hey finding his kid kind of deal. I've been really liking this women's World Cup. I'm excited to go to the knockout rounds even like the group age of the World Cup like I was like watching the games I was missing a lot of them. I'm mean more excited when she gets his knockout round age of knockout round World Cup. Soccer is championship team. He's like a little bit. When you get a good really good group, a buyer liver Liverpool who else was an app, Liverpool team in their PSE honest, this is the most taxing Champions League season on my life. I can't even like no that's fine. I there's a lot of repressed memories going there really wasn't in it. So nego. This has been fun now. I'm just getting any other soccer things going on your mind. Is there anything you bring up, don't kill him baba for heading to Venice beach yesterday in the soccer ball around with Venice beach FC? That's sick. And you went to the dodgers game. He did. Yeah. I I only read the first pitch. I was really sick. I saw that rocket man movie with John and he was in the dodgers uniform. And I was like, look. No real quivalent, but I was hoping Imbaba rip a fastball. Oh. And it just was not the most athletic throw over seen. One of my friends, who's not a soccer fan was like, oh. Look at this, they're not athletes as a first time. He's thrown anything like to have seen fucking fat as berry bond you ever seen. Tickets October seem Julio Jones try to kick a soccer ball, probably horrible. He it was the most unathletic motion ever seen exactly athletic human being not like some people who can just like transitionally. It could be like LeBron James or someone could play every sport. There's not everyone who can just play a hell of a goalie. Oh my God. He'd be unbelie Anthony Davis and goal stop. It joe. Joe joe. So now this is our basketball podcast, and too loud Americans discussing the NBA NBA and all the fucking. Go birds news. Also, Lakers and Real Madrid, both most in the worse sports fan. I am a Phillies fan Gobert skirts. All right. Nego thank you so much for coming on the show. Where can people find you so they can I kick it blog? So you do all the plugging. Yeah. So can I kick it dot blog is my website? I usually right during the season. A lot more you can also find me on the international Champions Cup website. I'm been writing them for the summer and then on Twitter's Nico to guy. Oh like PICO guy. Oh, and I see. O. D. E. G. A. L. L. O. Oh. I'm all right. On twitter. I'm okay. I do my best do great. You know, we go back and forth. There's some good banter there and you know what? Give him a follow this is awesome. We how much oh my God. I looked at time. We're almost an hour. Oh, yeah. On fine. Cheers. Get. Thanks, man. A pleasure. Some. Two.
LADS#214 - Liverpool Can't Lose, Champions League Recap, and Fan Questions feat. Nico from Can I Kick It Podcast
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Thanks for coming on the show. Absolutely man it's my pleasure. Thanks for having me on. I was pumped. You shot me a text. I think last week and you were. We've been trying to catch each other for for a while now. I'm glad we kinda found a time time to do this. But Yeah Man. Thanks for having me on. It's my pleasure yeah We've been playing like this usually happens with like everyone I try and get on. The show will play phone tag and pretty much play tweet tag with each other. Like oh like and then I'll cancel and it's something else will happen with the other. Usually me canceling so. I'm kind of a piece of Shit but anyway I'm glad to have you on the show Before we started I WANNA to recap that Liverpool can't lose Chelsea is actually looking pretty nice right. Now they're big you know. Come back against them against Tottenham and then we had the Arsenal Everton game. And obviously you're a big Man City Fan. I'll put that out there I so we'll talk about that match and as well as the financial fair play. I talked to you before. The show is that we've been talking so much about you. Know the two year Champions League band so I don't want to bore people in open up with that but what I really wanNA open up with Tell me about your show in about your writing and exactly what you do for the icy sea in a little bit about your soccer podcast. Yeah for sure so. I started the blog. The fall of two thousand seventeen called. Can I kick it literally? Just graduated college and said I need something to do and started writing and had a gambling twist to it so had had picks and now. I'm at the point where I think that I don't know like thirteen hundred picks since I started the blog and I've been pretty positive with my money so I can't complain about that while while yeah so I can't give you to matt. Actually last week was the first time in thirteen hundred picks that I've been in the negative in a single season so Or bring it back. No worries we're brick by brick here But yeah then the icy reached out to me asking if I could just write a couple of times for them and go to some game so I got the pleasure of of writing some mattress sports. I got to go to Charlotte to see Arsenal Fiorentina got to go to DC to see Real Madrid arsenal and got to interview. Emery got two interviews. The Don got the interview Ozil got to interview all of these people so it was like pretty awesome and then we started a podcast about a couple of months ago and just kind of run through the motions and with my friend. Jared and that's that's basically putting the journey. Wow so I have a quick questions about gambling because I do gamble on the Games but I'm smart about it. I just go like whoever I think is hot at the moment. I I rarely bet draws and I think when we had you on last time you said draws are smart bets that you should bet draws How do you go into like 'cause I feel like especially with the Premier League like Size Liverpool? Who JUST CAn't lose which we'll get to that match on. How do you go into a game thinking once even with the odds favor you know the FBI whatever ESPN saying What are some? What is some strategies you would give to a new gambler? You were a little ahead of the curve. You started in two thousand seventeen now. Gambling is massive here in America. It's pretty much going to be legal in the next couple of years. So you were just way ahead of the curve What is some advice? You'd give to like a a new gambler new degenerate. I would say yeah I mean first thing. Don't listen to ESPN. Don't listen to us all right. They had Barcelona ninety six percent chance of winning that second leg at Liverpool and look how that turned out But to me I mean things I kind of look for a couple of things. Recent form is the most important thing and you can look at that in two ways teams on a on a. They just played really well. They're most likely going to play really well again. It played well for two or three games. They'll also probably play pretty. Well you have to be wary because teams don't play well forever right. They're not going to go on five game winning streak that just doesn't happen much in the sport But yeah I also look at how well teams do situationally if you're playing at Liverpool team who just don't lose it anfield but if you'd be surprised to see that they don't win by more than two goals that often so oftentimes they're favored by two or three goals and it can be kinda difficult and people think. Oh It's liberal though by three or four but in reality kind of have to do a little bit of research and see how they do situationally but you look at teams like Chelsea. They've been really poor at home this year. So maybe we don't bet on them at home or a lot looking into it. Don't just look at a number embedded it's just not. I mean you can for fun if you want. But it's not a sustainable strategy but Yeah I mean I guess I guess I was ahead of the curve and in the gambling sphere but at the same time. I just did it to do it. I didn't even realize all stuff was going to happen so I guess I got pretty lucky. 'cause gambling in England is massive. I mean half the jerseys for the players are three six five or you know whatever you know gambling a sponsorship they may have What about I always have? This star is like over team got embarrassed. They're gonNA come back the next game. Do really well is that a good mindset or am I dumb. You're not dumb. I think that's like water always finds its level right like teams who you look at Southampton after they lost nine nothing to lesser. They haven't lost by more than a goal. There might actually recently. They've just broke their streak of losing by more than a goal so it took months than to lose again by more than one goal and they turn their entire season around and they they shot up all the way to mid-table after people thought that was the death of him so teams respond players respond. You have to look at The former players I mean there's so much to look at it. It's more than just numbers. But yeah if I were you bouncing bounceback games or thing especially if you're playing against a certain team so definitely Unless unless you're West Ham now getting all right. Don't dance on their graves too much. But I was GONNA ask you one more question about gamely do you mostly just gamble premier league or you will hop into other leagues Syria League. Whatever it may be because I've caught myself you know mid February betting on G. League game and I'm like what am I doing? Have you ever gone down to leak to and like championship like swans? He's looking really good against you. Know not enforce right now like where do you where do you draw the line? Do you stay in one league or do you bounce around. There was a summer where it was getting tight and I was betting on like Swedish Games at some points and I was just random Swedish teams and then I realized this is just a waste of my time. I don't WanNa be that guy betting on random things so now I just. I used to bet on a lot of different sports. I only bet on the NFL and soccer now. And I've been sticking to primarily Syria and Champions League. Nmls is actually one of the best sports to bet on In the entire world I think in a lot of reasons why I can get to that later or another time but yeah I usually stick to to premier league in the Champions League in my blog but I still take picks throughout the weekend if if I want some action but mostly I limit those two to Syria wounds league in a little a little illegal but mostly Syria in the Bundesliga. Okay well I'm going to transition over to the Premier League I'M GONNA open up with Monday's match up of West Ham versus Liverpool Liverpool. Can't lose and I don't understand it that even when they're down to one you can like when they What's it called lost over last week in the Champions League? I'm still like even though they're down one note I let it go Madrid. I'm so like all my money is still in Liverpool especially at Anfield. But what is it about this team? Because game like all right or they're GONNA COME OUT SLUGGISH. So they're gonNA come out lethargic and then they're just gonNA turn the wheels up and they just win. So what do you think? It is about the Liverpool team that gives them the ability no matter the odds no matter the situation that they're able to pull through and now they are As seventy nine points right now The same amount of points I know with eleven games left in the season. It was the same amount of points at the trouble. Winning Manchester United team had. So what is it about this quad? And to put that seventy nine points even more context. Lester won the league a couple years ago with eighty one point. So it's just it's absurd what they're doing but to me comes down to one singular thing that's mindset. It's the mentality they get scored on. They don't get down on themselves. They don't get phased they immediately go right back down your throat to win the ball press you. High Wind back the ball in advantageous positions in the final third. And they finish their chances. It's what they do. They don't get down on themselves to keep pushing. They're all insanely shaped they've bought into the system. And that starts with KLOPP KLOPP establishes that mentality and they're just all warriors. They're all just mentality. Monsters is something I saw on twitter of day. That's what it is is just. He's established that mentality in teams. Just immediately become scared and Liverpool are fearless is just. That's that's what they are Do you feel as though there's well I think it was either Sir Alex Ferguson? Or maybe arsene. Wenger one of the greats. Who said that like you need a lot of luck as well to league and I feel as though you know a twenty two point. You know what's the word? I'm looking for Gambler gap thank you Mind the gap lease and do you feel as though that's not luck like this boils down that you're in club and his horses at Liverpool putting in the work putting in the time in essentially just dominating in a way that we have not seen. I mean you can make an argument your Man City Fan of with the centurions. But what do you like? I just don't know. How do you beat this team? Well to to bounce on your point of luck they have been lucky but the thing is is luck happens to the luck happens to people who make their own luck right like report putting themselves in advantageous positions in order to be lucky. If you don't put yourself in certain positions sometimes you won't be lucky right so there's been some lucky moments for them. There have been for a couple years now but same thing with man. City I mean Man City got one hundred points and when they won the domestic trouble there were a lot of just really lucky fortunate moments. That went their way. It's the same here at Liverpool. You just Kinda have to have to create your own luck in that aspect. It's just a part of title-winning teams in in the primarily. And what was the second part of your question? I don't remember the desire but what I'm GonNa ask you now is though with eleven games left. I think they can. I saw Raj Bennett. Blazer say they can win at Goodison Park which is incredible. Love that there's GonNa be some great songs made about that. But does this team go unbeaten? Do they go and miserable? No and I think there's three opportunities for them not to go. Unbeaten first one is at Goodison Park. I don't think it'll happen there but it would be interesting to see how Everton kind of hunker down and play them and then I believe the week after that. They have to go to Manchester City so if they don't win at Everton that may have the chance to win at city you know city are not going to let them win that title at the same as Everton right. But Everton don't have as much of a chance man city I would say and then the third position would be Liverpool left to go to arsenal on the first week of. May which is the last hope for them to get the invincible season against the only other team to ever go invincible and a gallery new. It'd be poterie beautiful right so both ways. It would be beautiful. I'd hate to see Liverpool. Do it because you know. I'm a city fan but at the same time it would be unbelievable if they did it there and it would also be unbelievable if arsenal just like you know three hundred like the movie style. They stood there and they're like you're not going to pass us. You know what I mean so it pretty odd so those are my three kind of situations in games. I think that they could slip up and lose which one. I HAVE. No idea but added the three chances. I'm just saying if pressure comes down to arsenal. They're not going to do it. I'm just I know. This arsenal squad is not going to be like Leonidas like there's gonna be tons of Eros. They're not going to be able to block out the sun but see the two and a half more months for them to kind of turn things around and they're only like a sniff away from from the top five so I wouldn't put the hope out. I mean who knows? Just listen in my opinion. This arsenal team has. It's like a new team took a brand new season for them but they're still arsenal so they might. They might find a way to blow it and lose their way. No no no no I know I know. I know we're going to. We're going to get the arsenal. But I'm going to move over to the London Darby. Now what were your big takeaways from the two one victory There is obviously a big red card. That was you know not given Which VR came out and said You know this should have been a red card from the stamp By a low says low. I can everyone else. So yeah so. What did you make of that call? I'm GONNA start there. That was the big controversial talk. You know the twitter feed everyone was going at it Should have been red card. It should have been red guard. But here's the thing I get. Why wasn't called the Red Card on the field? That's a difficult thing to catch if you're a referee there's no excuse if you're VR. I mean who on Earth looks at that play and doesn't say that's a red card is similar to the W Who was at one? Oh it was a a Harry. Maguire Wire Tammy Abraham I may have been. I can't remember McGuire when you look at it. You're like that. Is the most intentional kick in in the. Dick I've ever seen in my entire life. This is similar to clearly a red card and for VR to come out in the middle of the game in the eighty fifth. Minute and say oh well. They've now reporting that. It should have been red card. Why come out at all like why come out of it just you and if you're going to admit that you were wrong. Not that long after the STOMP happened. Why didn't you just get it right when it happened like it's the system's flawed I think VR is good for the game. But I think good. Vr is good for the game. Not this total chaotic mess. Where THE LAWS OF THE GAME? Don't make sense either so you pair it with a system. That's not completely flushed out. You've got complete chaos but moving past that possible red card. The thing with Spurs right now is they. Don't have a striker. You can't find where these goals are gonNA come for the rest of the season. They don't have some. They don't have cain their biggest problem right now. The biggest problem right now is who's going to score and it's almost only comes down to Burg Vine and Lucas Maura. And they can do it. But they aren't strikers in the way that hurricane and son can be utilized so I'm not surprised. Chelsea got the win. I expected them to get the win here. And it was an impressive showing but at home against the weakened spurs team. So you know. It's not like they. Reinvented the wheel. I would say. Yeah and it's I thought it was good. The Frank chose to root who obviously got man of the match. I had a sweet strike. A possible offside there but you know I thought it was Greg. Call but you know Chelsea's in a similar situation not as bad as spurs and I feel like Spurs are punching the air at Barcelona like what the fuck are you making transfer right now what I'm trying to say is though Chelsea are still this great bounceback game for Frank because I think he had one one language one in six games he hadn't won a match And he's looking at the board. He sold starting Cavallero versus Kappa. Which is a whole nother can of worms about like what a waste of money? That was and you know. He's having a lot of disagreements with the board but going forward Can we look down on this juicy marina size even though it just the lack of injuries or or the I mean not the lack? The you know the abundant amount of injuries. Can we really look down on Jewish Coaching because people were saying like does he still have it. I mean there's been no consistency from when he got the job to now he hasn't had a consistent squad that he's had enough time to manage under like they didn't bring in Josie Marino for immediate success or for six months success to close out the season. I mean that's an added bonus if he could turn things around but is not A. We're going to win this year type of move. It was always going to be. This is plan. You know. Bring in Josie for half a season. You bring him in for two to three seasons. So it's clear that spurs fans can't get down on him have an offseason. You'll have a preseason. That's when we need to start. Judging him but to me I mean it circle back Gerard. There's no reason why as you root shouldn't be playing more. This is a World Cup winning striker. Yeah he might not have scored in the World Cup but he's still played an integral role holding the ball up for a team that kind of played similar to how Chelsea wants to play right now and he's just he's proven himself that he's a good enough striker in this league for years so to think that he's only now getting the time that he deserves a little odd. I think that frank should be moving forward with him yet. My biggest takeaway from this game was like Oh Ross. Barkley finally had a good match and I feel like What's his name The England manager. Why can't remember his name now? Southgate's GonNa look at that and not start Jack Relish which is going to bum me out. But my second point with Tottenham Squad was like the whole time like you were saying like Manson would be really nice right now like sawn would be that extra edge because Tottenham had some chances they have someone to be clinical enough to finish them out for the season with a broken arm. I believe and I just feel. As though this Tottenham squad with Arsenal kind of resurging. Do you see this Tottenham squad getting an say if it's you know not to bring a bad blood of Man City and that the fifth spot is now open for anyone. Can this team make it into the Champions League with this current squad no? I don't think so because I see a team like arsenal. Who's only three points back? Spurs? I even see a team like wolves. Who's one point? Back of Spurs I C team like united whose one point ahead of Spurs they all look better than spurs right now. They'll look more equipped to make a run. My only thing is is. It's weird because you can't count out Josie you just you can't and shouldn't ever count him out he'll always figure out ways and whenever you start to doubt the man he proves you wrong. It's what he does. The second you start doubting him he just figures it out and things start to click and then he does point to the head. Does this point to the ear. And he does respect three times. The whole thing But also shattered the son by the way who played entire game on a fractured arm scored two goals and a game winner in extra-time. That's just you know I was talking to Martin about this. There's been a lot of haters of sauna recently. Saying he's a dirty player but I mean he can't deny this guy has that whole. I'm I'm not gonNA say like you know I yes is like bulldog mentality that he's GonNa play through anything. He's he's really gritty player even though he'd also has that Nice finesse finishing and he's very clinical so So that's a massive loss in hurricane as well In daily Allie. He's our as well right. I don't I don't know how long he's out for but out of form as well he's just not playing as well as you'd expect them to when guys lead. Kane and son go down you expect a guy like Delhi to step up and he just. He hasn't made that leap. That many about a year or two ago expected him to make possible integral English playmaker. That they've been looking for for a while. So it's tough time spurs right now but I will say this couple of their signings recently have have impressed me and this is something that can't say a lot about spurs but you look at this. Chelsea game to people that stood out to me was also even though he had that incident. He's been playing really well tagging dumbly playing really well and Burgh vine always young. And he's Kinda knew he. He's got a lot of potential so I wouldn't rule out the side completely but looking at how they've been playing with their current situation. It doesn't look good. Okay well you know you got to look at some of the bright spots in the dark if your hands you gotta take what you can get. Well let's move on to the other London Club arsenal. Who went up against Everton this weekend? Two one victory of my first questions. You is is soccer. The best youngster in the Premier League. Just say it come on. Come on just say it is. He's the best young right. Yes defined youngster. Nineteen maybe like how was the eighteen? I believe so yes. He's the best. He's the best at his age for sure. I don't have any debate and you can say probably the Best Under Twenty You'd have to involve maybe fold in there but like photons not getting a game. I was getting a lot of hate for man united fans not talking about Mason Greenwood. Which I'm like fair. He's he's been he's been phenomenal. So Jovian you're too soon. I can't make a judgement on Greenwood's to doing consistent. You'll guy like soccer. What does he have double digit? Assist this year in all competitions or something crazy like that. He's been an unbelievable. It's the first I believe under twenty Double digit assists since fabric. So when you're in the same conversation assess I mean you're in good company too. So yeah so I mean lots of great things I mean I. I don't want to talk about all the players who have left Arsenal and flourish especially today with research Nabri but anyway Let me move on to the actual game. I I will admit even though we went up to one with a bum Yang in the second half getting that early goal. I was very nervous the rest of this match. Because it's so you're going up against Carlow ENCHILADA and to me. I felt like Everton really miss an opportunity here. I thought Calverley and had some amazing chances that one open headed towards the end of the I mean the end of the game. I was literally tweeting Arsenal. Want to lose this game as usual but they held on but or your big takeaways from this match because Everson have been in fine form so should sit arsenal fans feel as though we got away with You know we got away with this one or should arsenal fans feel even more positive after his victory. I think you take you take the positive route here. You've got a win against a team. That's in a very similar position as you where it's like a wind can really give you a big step forward. But you're still in that flux position of you don't really know what this team can do. They're they're good or they're bad. My only concern though is arsenal. Just not only do they keep conceding. That's clear but if you look at their expected goals against totals it's high and it's been consistently high and at this point it's not a manager thing and it's Louise Louise the first goal. The opening goal was obviously clown phased avid louise's full it. He's a clown and I hate that. You Know I. I was trying to listen to all these people I signed him. At the beginning of the season everyone was like you know what what A. He's a veteran player. You know like no. We've I've watched the tape on this guy for the past like five years. The only person who could do anything with them was in Tokyo content. And that guy's a madman so what I'm trying to say is that I knew from the get-go this is going to be taking away from not from my club not adding anything so when you have Mustafa with his dumb gray hair which I didn't even bring up. I wasn't going to bring it up but I'm here to the guy that I I don't know if the guy thought like this because I didn't Cheerio do last year too. He had like blond dish. Gray hair identity crisis kind of thing well. He does have an identity crisis because he shouldn't be footballer and second. I'm just baffled that we can still go like all right. We're going to these two guys next to each other that. Yeah it's it's it's like a clown show it's the keystone cops. You can go on and on about what this thing. Is it just to do to clearly on a good pairing? They might have been good at some points in their day individually. But just not what you want to see in centre-back pairing it needs to change. But then again. You look at the injuries. Kieran Tierney calum. Chambers was has been hurt for a lot of the year collapsed. Whatever he came off in Sokha was the game. That was the game changer. So like you're still you're just running rob holding. I don't know if he's if he's I don't know what his situation is to be. Honest with you Torn zeal I and he's been out for quite some time back soon. I don't I I don't know I love rob ever since that. Fa Cup match two years ago when we beat Chelsea and he took on Diego Kosta and he called him a crazy motherfucker in the middle of the match. I love that I still to this day. Like ingrained in my house at the Shitty dive bar in South Philly watching a Martin and I was just like I love raw voting. This guy's like eighteen years old. He's taken on this guy's got balls. I love him. He's awesome I think another thing is Saliba is going to be huge for you guys coming in in this in this upcoming summer But you gotta do something. I don't know the answer yet. He's only eighteen. He comes in the summer right. Williams leap from Senator John. So it's like gun with him. There's so many like you have to figure out the back line. And you're not gonNA spend that much more money. So you're kind of caught in this flux. What are they gonNa do this summer That's the biggest issue for me for. I mean their offense in. It's been a joke for a while. Now how good their offenses but for wow? Their offense wasn't playing that well Came in and they're moving the ball brilliantly and they're creating so many better chances in the confidence across the board looks unbelievable. So it's like you've actually got the production. Let's just make sure you can clean it up at the back and you guys could really make a run at this top. Five top four possibly so that those are my thoughts What do you think is I just got the assist on the on the counter? Podcast shout out drew pels. I'M GONNA steal his question and ask you. Who Do you think is the best starting frontline for Arsenal I? I'd say I don't know but you're right. It's it's tough. Who started started this weekend? It was an Ketziot bombing. Pepe I would say lock type in a bombing and having a bombing pepe wide. I like pepe. I think he needs time. And now. That's a very big cliche with guys who aren't playing. Well when they come into a new league but like he's clearly proven himself to be a good player he just not everyone can move to a new country. A new league brand new team get paid a bunch of money and immediately be successful. That's not how life works right. They're human too So that's I would say my favorite but I don't see that being the front three next year because someone's probably gotta go. I think it might be lock. I think he's the odd man out here If that's the case you start and get you more often like why not right so That those are my thoughts. What's your what's your front through. No I agree. I think that front three is perfect for right now but like what you're saying is exactly right that lock. On and off the bench the whole unite emory. I'm never going to forgive him. What he did than Ozo- what he did to allow the squad and the people that he would start so grow right now. Like what you're saying perfect like it. You know I'm finally feeling a little happy little optimistic as an arsenal fan. But I'm not going to hold onto that for too long but you know. I think we're heading in a better direction. I'm just glad he's out that whole whatever that was in I'm looking. I mean as a Man City Fan you must be looking at Mikhail Ortega with pepped. Maybe out the door being like. Oh man maybe we should. I know you're shaking your head. I know our viewers can't see it but I mean you must be loving. How He's coaching right now. Right love it. I've always been tested guy from his playing days. I love them a lot watching him play. He was a pass wizard. Such compact player limited his mistakes. He's learned from winger when his playing days and he's learned from pepin his manager managerial days and he's taken and he's clearly utilizing it on the pitch at Arsenal. I'm rooting for him. To See all city fans are rooting for him to succeed and he's it's clearly working out so I'm I'm happy and and regarding pep. He's not going anywhere so okay. Well we're we're going to get we're GONNA get to that because we're going to give a preview of the Man City Real Madrid game which. I'll be posting this Wednesday morning so this'll be happening today but we did have some Champions League Games today We had Chelsea versus Byron and then we had Barcelona versus Napoli. I'll open up with Chelsea. Essentially getting their shit kicked in by Byron. But who what what? London t doesn't get their shit kicked in by Byron Three Nil Victory Surge. Neighbor you brace and then Who got the third go? I forget Levin of Ski. Yeah this sounds right. The Guy Scores Shit on the goals. What did you make of this match? Felt like buyer the veteran faster more well equipped to take on this Chelsea squad who are struggling in the premier league. I mean obviously they got the win against Tottenham but they just came off a big London. Darby going up against Byron. What did you take away from this match? Cise arsene Wenger has done it again. Has planted a mole in Biron to take down London clubs. I love search Nabri. I wish we'd insult for like eight million. The Guy who started with five. Don't don't say it anyway. The Guy who was told by Tony Pulis that he couldn't even start at West Brom. What a story. What did you make of that match? By versus Chelsea couple things Byron Munich. Now have more wins in London than West Ham. Have this year. No sorry. I'M SORRY TIM O. German clubs have had more wins in London this year than West Ham. But I'm pretty sure that's just Leipzig. Biron I think it would be. I don't know but that was the status today. Which is unbelievable. My second thing is not to Brag but to brag. I called this one on my podcast. I said it'd be three nothing. I said it'd be done and dusted. I had Byron Money Line for multiple units. I loved Byron Today. I absolutely love them. Love them love them loved him loved them. They're playing. I actually think the best team in the world right now and I said this on my guess yesterday as well. I don't see them. I don't see a team right now. That can beat them. I really decent like Liverpool Man City You've enters the bar. Well I got some. Barcelona got some problems but I just got problems but his buyers. I find me better struck Robert Ski. Ooh Die I really. CaN'T I. Better find better midfielders Thomas Mueller and Tiago. Tara and the way search neighbors playing right now. I Better left-back form wise and Al Davies. You're not gonNA find too many. This team is top to bottom so good and I think right now. There is no best team in the world. But if I had to pick one on picking Byron what do you think it could come down the coaching? I mean we saw with the Liverpool match up last year between these two giants It felt as though it came down to one team wanting it more. Do you think Byron just once more than everyone has been since twenty thirteen their last you know European Cup. So do you feel. This is the time where Robert Landau Skis. Like all right. I'M GONNA get my now. Yeah I think they're already. I think team it's weird because they're kind of in a transition year domestically in the Bundesliga. They haven't played that well The squad wasn't one hundred percent who was going to play where there was some unsure pieces into the squad going into this year but they've shown up in shown out especially in the Champions League. I mean if you watch them play today. Chelsea just looked so overrun. They had no idea how to handle the midfield. Kovic was the probably the only good player in the Midfield Today. Just they just didn't they just got overrun completely and utterly brilliant and there was just no answer and it's over obviously. I mean three nothing lead going back to Germany with three away goals. It's impossible for Chelsea. But Yeah I mean you look at this Byron team. And they're just they're just no joke would you say it's more? Byron being dominant and not more Chelsea just inexperienced coach in the Champions League bunch of youngsters Who Do you think is more buyer being dominant Chelsea? Being so bad I think it's more Byron being dominant but it's never as kind of binary as oh. This seems good. And that's it right like there's often. Both right Chelsea played poorly. They could've played a lot better today. Could have been one or two nothing right. But it's a mix of I. Seventy Percent Byron being that good and thirty percent Chelsea making a couple of mistakes and Byron pouncing on them And there were some serious matchup series matchup issues. I mean I mean is the fastest man alive believable. The kids got some wheels. I saw I think someone say like who'd win in the race. Him retrial. Ray. I don't know that assists the robber Linski. Now it's coming back to me. I remember that sweetest sister. Danske it was just just just Nice Sitter. Just perfect just to his fee and now a lot of their goals were. That's all they weren't. There was nothing crazy in all three of their goals. They were brilliantly set up. They put their players in good positions to score and that was basically it while transition over to Barcelona Napoli we got one one and we already got the memes. I think as you're saying like you can't blew a lead if you don't have one but I I it's it's it's bleacher report humor which. I can't I don't WanNa go on a bleacher report tangent but God. They're not funny. They're j used to be so great and they used to be creative and now it's just teared towards seventh grade soccer fan. It's just like fire Emoji with crying face and you know but it's usually like Anna's beam with a fire klopp doing this. It's like Oh man like let's get some original ideas They're just so corporate now just hurts me and like I it. It sucks because he got some great guys over there. They've got some great people. They got the great pieces but social media. Wise I'm just like I'm done I can't do it. I can't guys are just like Ale now. He still cringing fringing. Where I'm like Like like you said like my English teacher in seventh grade would make that joke. And I'm like I can't do it miss flicking Jerry. I can't do it anyway. Msuic injure. Yeah ooh also. I don't know how this remind me she used to have A. What's I won't bring it up but the pen. Seko's used to have a cut out of him classroom so alumni but I don't know why that just came to me show miss flicking lakeside. Middle School Millville New Jersey. Anyway so what is going on to? Barcelona. Because I can't get a read on. This team obviously got some injuries. Grease men is not leading. It's not living up to expectations whatsoever. it's essentially the messy show which has been for the past half decade essentially Suarez. Not You know he's got an old now Was it in a row What what is this squad to boost gets like what's going on like this whole squad seems like it's made for a whole rebuilt but they're still competitive but I don't know what are you making his Barcelona squad. I will say this. They went from one of the best teams in the world to watch and not just watching them play. Every game they played in was just brilliant to watch to one of the most boring games. You Could Watch Barcelona soccer game right now and here's multiple reasons why the injuries are just absolutely killer and if you look at the second leg. They're going to be without them. Billy Suarez boost gets vidal. Let's see the other one. Give me one second Jordi Alba if I didn't say Suarez already Suarez Sergio Roberto. They are literally missing half. They're team and then all of a sudden you bring people in and they're like okay Give the bottom messy give bottom messy give the bottom messy and that's not Massey's fall I mean it's a good strategy but it's also like you're pulling him away from him being good goalscoring positions scenario of a sudden when the ball gets in the final third. He's not where he needs to be because he either has the ball in the wing or in a creative position rather than him being potent goalscoring position when used to be with Javi ESTA boost gets in his prime so especially with Suarez as well. So the the passages of player completely different with messy now and he can still do it but he can't do it all. Let's be real here folks. Look although he's in a great position he's going to put himself in goal scoring positions rather than be creating every single one. I mean and my last point would be messy. Went on a run of the seven street. Barcelona goals all assisted by messy in a row like a week and a half ago. He wasn't didn't score any seven assists seven struggles in Barcelona. Were all messy assists. So that kind of says at all yeah I was getting bad. I think it was either. Espn or someone saying like. Oh does this goal. Drought mean anything for missy where he's literally creating like you said seven of all he's creating all the go so like how can you be mad? He's in a goal drought because he's the only reason they're winning and I feel as though like you were saying. The wait is all on him so he dies with the team. If they lose any takes all the credit if they win says a lot of pressure I mean not. The Guy can't handle pressure. I mean he's literally one a one B best player in the world with Rinaldo. So I mean I think he's fine with that but I mean this just gives you know fuel to the fire. It's like messy haters like over. They lost you. Couldn't do it. It's just him and then the messy lovers will be on the other end the spectrum being like look he can do it all by himself. So I feel like it's just a Lu- Win Lose situation for the guy but I don't know I think you know as long as you have messy owner squad. There's there's a chance of winning for me. I feel as though going into the second leg. I still feel like I'll pick Barcelona. How are you feeling? I feel like that to mostly because of the Camp Nou factor. I don't trust Napoli that much But like I said I mean they're going to be missing so many people listen to what their bench was was a couple names. You're going to know but outside of that there aren't many names you know. And I'm going to read them off ardor which we all should know on Sephardic Clermont. Those three names. You've heard before. Then you go netto record Pooch Ronald Raho. Sergio Academy and now with three people from this game not being able to play and by the way we didn't even mention. Pk hurt his ankle at the end of the game so they're going to be without peak as well. They're going to bring up academy players that we've never heard of to to man the bench. There's not going to be one well. First team player on this earth off. His tongue can do wonder so I think. Pk will be fine. Don't even worry about him. He'll be back in the game. She'll give one halftime show watch and he's back he's back. He said every night so we get the experience that once a millennium he gets that every night so god bless him so I think it will be fine but like you're saying Jesus Christ Seems to be. You know the offices on fire at Barcelona right now. But let's let's move on real quick because we got more quick thing going up really quickly this is. It makes an interesting scenario though because there is an eighteen year old American in the Barcelona in Barcelona B team that they might have to bring up for this championship game. If they feel that they are running out of wingers or offensive players named Conrad Deal Day actually wrote an article shameless plug in the International Champions Cup website about him check it out but he just as signing recently a new Barcelona contract for the Barcelona B-team and they might have to bring him up for the second leg so keep an eye out for that red white and blue baby area. Oh my God. Did you see that comment from what's his name from a former? Us MS National Team Player. Bow G ARENA ABOUT LIKE. He might be starter. What's his name? Guy Army posted about them. I can't remember what his name was The former American player. But you say now. I wasn't him I. I can't remember if I have said like there. I'd him to come start for the first team like. Oh this potential igniting like you start like. He's he might start right now. He might be one of the best players on the team. Played Right now. Yeah but you know it's just the US MS we again. That's a whole nother podcasts. National Team because you look at England and like you said earlier. Ross Barkley Jack. Relish check rehash is miles better than Ross Barkley but since Ross. Barclays played at big clubs. English people have this mentality that he must be in the English team ahead of a guy like Jack Dealer. She was on a team. That might get relegated. When in reality Jack Relish could start for England and Ross Barkley should never ever start for England that they would rather start Danny drinkwater over Jack Release. Probably drink water. Yeah it's it's there's A. There's a a complex in in in national team soccer. That has and I don't I don't agree with it whatsoever so sorry we will move. Who Move On. No no no I want to get to you because you wanNA give your Man City Real Madrid preview and then. We have some fan questions. We're GONNA fire through so go ahead. We have man city for Real Madrid also before we even get to that. What was up with the Denim? So Man City arrived today in the full denim outfits very Justin Timberlake Britney Spears seen the memo from the early two thousands but I guess it's their new clothing line with the Canadian Tuxedos. I absolutely love it Kevin. I couldn't have loved it any more. You know why it shows you that this team doesn't give a shit anymore. They don't care. They're coming for throats tomorrow. They're coming for throats. They don't care who they're playing against. They're going to dress some weird ass clothing. Because here's the deal. They know this is it right if they were if they are too uptight about this scenario like they've been in the past about some chains ties. It's not gonNA work out. They're coming in loose. They're coming in with the fuck away from an tally. And I'm all in for an addendum was just the cherry on. Yeah I mean they are the bad boys right now. I mean this is pretty much like one shot at it. What do you think's going to happen with this Real Madrid match because you got eden hazard out for the rest of the season Which you know some Drissa fans are totally find with other actually pretty happy and for me. Anthony Show. Who hates hadn't hazard shout out the to talk What I want to say is though like this gives an opportunity for Gareth Bale. So I'm very excited for that. I'm a big Fan. Big Whales Guy How do you think this plays out? Bias aside Real Madrid habit in fine form in La Liga. Pretty good form in the Champions League Were you go ahead. There's a hand raise go ahead. They're actually been not good for him in Malaita if you've watched wrong. They're coming off a loss against Levante this past weekend coming off a drug and Celta Vigo before that and they've got a classical look for on Sunday. Which could be titled decided that they have to win so they're coming in and bad form some of the worst form they've had all year they have the biggest game of their domestic season coming up on Sunday and smack DAB in the middle of it. They've got to play Man City a team who know this could be their only chance to win a Champions League title until twenty twenty two the fall. Twenty twenty two spring of two thousand twenty three. So it's to me. I think it's the perfect scenario for city. They're playing well they look. They've got sterling back that confident they're in this total. Champions League final every game. The Champions League. I'm here now. Is the Champions League final madness every game guy? This is the sweet sixteen. This is the sweet sixteen so I Love Man City. That's my unbiased opinion. Now my only concerns are I think. Peppers are very poor to legacy Champions League manager North. That is going to be something. We should be looking out for He tends to under compensate in the first leg. To then overcompensate in the second leg you look at lashes city yet. I mean that's the perfect example of you WanNa look into match. Yeah yeah he waited till the eighty eighth minute to bring on the broiler and Sunday when they were down one. Nothing for a long time before that. So you're just kind of wondering. Is he going to approach this now? That he knows we've got nothing else to fight for him. And we've got a Karabakh Cup final on Sunday but other than that. This is it. This is it. That's all it is. This is it it all comes down to. This and miss game could also could come down to players staying. You know controversy. It's just there's so much coming down on it. And they know it. So this is a dumb question. You'RE GONNA you're gonNA answer it but if so win that you're GonNa answer it if you win. The Champions League doesn't give you an automatic bid into the Champions League the following year but with this UEFA ban would not. Yeah Okay Dumb question but moving on Take you just do that. I think this is the year for them to do it. I think if they could really win the this year it would be hud Larry's if UEFA half the handles the trophy after trying to bring us down. I think it'd be the perfect storm. Well I'm going to get the fan questions in the second by. Do you want to get your opinion? I told I spoke about this. In the beginning of the show Do you really think that this two year ban is going to happen first off and do you think it's fair. Oh yeah the band is fair. Absolutely sick all right cool. We're asking going. We hundred percent are guilty as shit like there's no hiding that we didn't do this and if anyone who isn't familiar but we did. We basically inflated our sponsorship money from a company that had that are owner also happens to also own so instead of the forty five million dollars coming from. It had that we set it the owner kind of cut the difference and put the rest of the money in himself. That's a legal. According to UEFA the issue is this is where it gets. Kinda crazy is city are going to appeal the ban right and they're not appealing. What they did what they're doing is they're appealing. Uefa. Saying UEFA were judge jury executioner. They went out of their way to over punish us and they also rushed to judgment on the punishment along with a bunch of other lawyer. `ISMs that I don't know about but that's basically what they're going to gun for and unbiased they're kinda right severe kind of right like UEFA did have a very unfair process in how they did all this. It was very targeted. It was very rushed when they find out that they needed to make a decision. They rushed it and then just came up with out the blue and they were judged jury in executioner. City are Gonna. Spend a hundred billion ZILLION dollars on getting this overturned and it's going to get some overturned whether it's one year and a reduced fine no years and the same fine. You know what I mean. Something's going to change. It's not going to be fully upheld. Yeah I saw that video of your team of lawyers. It's a you have an army of lawyers so I think UEFA is in for a very very rough appeal session and yeah I think you're you're correct. I mean it's unfair legal treatment to a team that this whole your What's IT called in America? It's like you're right to a fair in Fast trial. I don't know the legal jargon. I used to be paralegal. But you know it was all civil so it's not the same. I don't know it'd be like picking out ten murderers and then instead of punishing all the murderers lightly you pick one and make an and make a statement and say we're going to make you an example because ps gee have done probably far worse things but the reason why they're not in trouble because the owner PSG's on a UEFA board right look. Manchester United came out today Manchester United or like three hundred million dollars in debt. That's a financial fair play was originally instituted for was to prevent teens from going into debt. Yet city aren't in debt in there not the opposite of debt. There's no debt in so it's too city they're saying you guys targeted us. This is unfair. You aren't looking at other people and they're bringing receipts from PS G and a bunch of other big clubs saying there's some shady shit going on with everyone else and you guys targeted us and I think they've got a good case but we're guilty shit. Okay well you know that's refreshing. You know and I appreciate that. I just had Jimmy from the mostly soccer podcasts. And he's a Man City Fan and he also had a very similar attitude. Like yeah like whatever would I trade it for you know we got centurions had back to back titles would we tr- no and if you win the champion this year absolutely not. I mean we win the championship this year. Keep the bat. I don't give a shit anymore. Banned for life anyway. Let's move on. Don't care we got our one. It's like winning the Super Bowl. We got our one. I could care less. We've got our one arsenal. I would literally like trade. My left nut for can't champions. Yeah ETA was off side anyway. Let's move on to fan. He was We wanted to fan questions from our instagram. At Lads podcast. Please follow us if you want First QUESTION COMES FROM BE UNDERSCORE. Schreiner twenty two. He says is the proposed proposed combined. Dutch and Belgian Domestic League. A good idea I'll go to YOU FIRST NICO. I've heard a little bit about this And would make them more competitive. Maybe push them. Maybe a head of the Portuguese league who always sits around six outside the top five big leagues. Do you think this is a good move? Okay never mind next question now. Is it a bad move? I just if it ain't broke. Don't fix it if you start creating super league's just kind of crossing a bunch of wires that don't make sense like now. Dutch teams are going to be traveling to Belgium to play teams. They've never played against. The atmospheres are going to be dead. There's no history. There's no rivalry is no Darby's less Darby's now you're just kind of sucking the life out of each league. There shouldn't be this focus on trying to become another primarily. We shouldn't be focused on trying to become a Champions League. Focus on your own league. Make it the best possible experience for the fans. Because that's what this is. This is just probably a ploy to get more money into the league. Which okay I get it. You're also probably gonNA suck the life out of it a little bit and I don't. I don't think it's a good idea. Yeah I mean I really don't follow the Dutch and Belgian League which maybe would give me more initiative to do so I guess but even if they do combine I'm still mostly PR- top five leagues like I. I've been trying to get convinced by the red card report and other ratio Ruby and Joe. Great Guys To Watch more Portuguese soccer. But now that I just. I don't. I'm trying to watch. Mls can even do that next. Question William Kick says. Can YOU ACUNA? I guess I guess this is a QNA. But I guess I I like I live. Qna I guess. I guess lads I do more stuff where they actually know. Who's the face behind the memes? But I don't WanNA show him this ugly ginger who's talking right now so let's fly. Rooney's as I got this big Lake said Rogan Fro. Going on right now. It's hey well I'm not funny. Thanks thanks man Sam Comedian. What do you mean you're not funny podcast on me because you went to do stand up? I did actually This is not a plug that you might stand up but I thought of have really bad joke the other day. Do you want to hear it? Yes absolutely What does Matthew mcconaughey? Hey say to Meeting Alex Jones. What do all tried all to ride all derive? I'm not proud of it man but it killed the other night and joke I love it. Did it played. I got a lot then. I talked about like I talked about like therapy and my dad being arrested in West Virginia. It was a great show. What Next to one is almost matt. Matthew mcconaughey really wait actually fuck whatever. We've got some questions. But how'd you meet him? I was in Austin In May last May with Some buddies in my cousin his best friend watches a billionaire's house Six months of the videos of that when we may that thing was crazy looking so McConnell his next door neighbor and we needed an extra body for for for shirtless volleyball and aren't going to text them but they were like he just got home from not being home for like a month. He wants to see his family. So I don't want a text in because you know what I mean I know he'd say no But he was like if we texted him he'd probably be like how come over and supposedly he's over all the time kicking the soccer ball around with his son and he loves soccer and he's a part owner of the new team coming in next year. Austin. Fc Little Fund the tree the tree logo. Yeah Yeah it's like the what's it called the sign of God's door that's my nerve anyway next question Sam June to seventeen says lease fever player in the Premier League. Ooh I usually scale that on the most punishable face scale so I'm trying to there hasn't been really that many villains gives usually get the normal like Diego Kosta Kind of player. But I'm trying to think of. Has there been really for a while. But he left under Herrera hated so much that guy would have only. He's such a pit bull. He's a grinder man and he just like annoyed but I love those players who just annoyed the shit out of people biking tonight'd yeah so I can see why the Man City Manu You know but even as a Man City Fan who now you've become kind of rivals of Liverpool. There's not a player in Liverpool. That I hate I mean. In terms of Tottenham. I just feel living now. Yeah Oh really. Fans the fans are annoying. Yeah I mean they've they've I saw a tweet about this and I may have posted it. It was about like if you re literally beating up on a dog for thirty years and you don't think he's going to bite back then you're crazy and I was like fair. We did the story of them. That winning the Premier League for thirty years we've been beating the shit out of them for so they will do their overdue and finally be finally able to come back Next question where. Will Jack Relinquish Realistically signed this summer? Please not man your arsenal. I hope I mean I think everyone saying man you I have heard. Nothing about Arsenal Tottenham would be a great fit. I feel as though Tottenham price feels like. They might be a good runner. Will he? Fit of wings and daily Where do you think I think? United WOULD BE A good fit. They brought in Fernandez though. So I don't know for sure. I think he'd be perfect at Arsenal honestly. I don't see why not. They're looking for that kind of creative flair with ozone likely out the door soon. Who's going to replace him like wheelock? Like I think bringing in Greeley. Stare would be great. I think it's a great club for him to go to. I think that's the best for me. Well he'd be the the new Jack who replaced the old. Jack could be job. Jack W JAK two point. Oh Jack wilshere two point now. I love this. Last question is from Tom. Purvis to forty which is actually something I brought up to you earlier. Is Soccer Really Good? As everyone says he is. And we had another question from raw football. Talk which I wanNA shout them out there. Another podcast which Chelsea versus Byron. Who takes the cake already talked about that? But I I would feel route if I didn't mention them. So check our all football talk back to the previous question from. Tom is soccer really good as everyone says he has. I think he's phenomenal. I mean we just like short bursts of him here. In the past few games the Premier League he's been doing great in the League. I love the kid. I think he's having a dream season right now as a youngster Arguably the best youngster in the Premier League. However you WANNA grade that I mean Trent Alexander and Roberson still youngsters so What do you think I agree with you? I think he's one of the best youngsters if not the best youngster in the permanently only issue is it's early he's only done it for a certain amount of months. He hasn't even gotten that many primarily games in under his belt. But it's showing a hell of a lot of promise and I I think he's a great future and I think he's got great English future as well. He could be one of the better players in the in the English team going forward especially in a world that outside back slash wingback is becoming very prevalent position so I think he's unbelievable. Yeah I mean like England has a problem they have too many too many Six Walker Trent AAA now Sokha. I mean probably more not even mentioning but Well Show God God damn England out of all clubs have a problem at left wingback which she now. It's the it's the I can't wait to talk your. What's it called the euros? I was GONNA say you're up the euros this year. I'm so excited. Do you have any early favorites Belgium Belgium the the golden generation. You think by title. I think it's down to them. France or England and Germany. Yeah you never. CanNot Germany like ever going through. The you know Pantheon of time of soccer just always. It's always a fair bet that bet on the Germans I still feel like they're going through a transition right now so I feel like they're still trying. I feel like the next World Cup. They're going to be really really good euros. I'm not too sure But Yeah I'm I'm really excited for the euro's this summer Benico Thank you for hanging around. This has been a long podcast. I know you know I've I've just kind of been rambling on for a bit. I don't even say the word gap earlier and I'm so embarrassed about that but Make sure to check out Nico on twitter at Niko Guy. Oh check out his podcast at. Can I kick it pod Zach right there on Itunes spotify anywhere where you can get podcasting? Go check him out. episodes we post depending on the week will always post before post on Tuesday morning. And we'll post on Friday morning so before the mid week matches if there are any or Before the weekend. So that's usually when we when we do it all right perfect. Well Tuesday the day before the Lad. You can get a little like you know like soccer. Then Oh yeah. Yeah and then finished lads or you want to start off with. Can I kick? It sometimes feel bad. Like oh lads is already overweight. Can I kick it right afterwards? You get Niko some more. He'll probably give you better gambling tips than me and Martin's Degener- ass could ever do and he also writes for. He is in soccer. He knows his shit. So Niko thank you again for coming into anything. I missed NI- cover the base. Thanks for finally Have me on? I appreciate the invite per usual and Keep it up man. Shoutout to lads shout roaring twenties. Shot your entire your entire thing. You've got going on Kevin. It's all it's all really awesome and I'm glad I could come on pods second time. Yeah I know I've been. I have twenty podcasts. And it sucks and it's awesome. I really don't talk about my roaring twenties on here because I was posting about it. On Lads for a bit and like it was annoying people and then you're really. You're not posting episode. You've been focusing on this. Like yeah this is like my little passion project. I'm sorry not enough bandwidth you know. Yeah Goddamn like I I got like I'm working on megaphone muscle working on buzzed. Browder on Lipson. I got three different providers. I'm like you know I'm working like four different instagram account. Good into one for my work. I'm busy but NICO again check out. Can I kick your pod? Checkout his work he's amazing and we'll be hanging out actually. This is a quick plug for both of us. We're going to be at the fan fest. Four Philadelphia April fourth and fifth. It's going to be awesome. There's a ton of people who listen to the show who are discord channel. We're all going to be there tons of fans of the show so yeah make sure to go to Philly April fourth and fifth birthday. Thanks Yep Song Cost.