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The Return of the Premier League

The Lead

15:52 min | 5 months ago

The Return of the Premier League

"Before we get into today's episode. We wanted to take a moment to acknowledge what's going on in our country, and the important conversations were having in cities across America. It seems almost unimportant to talk about sports right now, but that's our job and we're going to try and do it as best we can. We also recognize the rules. Sports can play in these conversations whether it's athletes and coaches, speaking about police, brutality or our colleagues, talking about their own painful experiences with racism. We'll be diving into some of these issues later this week, so please stay tuned and now here's Today's episode. Wall sports in the US remain on Hold Leagues Overseas are picking up steam. Between. The primarily huge global following had been waiting for official word at the top flight of English football will resume next month without fans I'm provided all say he would find are in place after getting approval from the government on Saturday. The Premier League is now officially scheduled to resume on June seventeenth today set among the end that won't be a one hundred day shutdown. Due to the coronavirus pandemic today, the Athletics Jack Pit Brook joins us to discuss what these Games will look like which teams could benefit from a new rule change, and who will claw their way into the Champions League. Quite. I know that Carney by Bob. Station the leaving anyone mind games have turned around, but. From, wondering on the athletic I'm Kabaeva Davidson and I'm under UNDERSCO. It's Monday. June first, and this is the lead. It felt like something was happening. There is something about the emotion. Air Because. You're. Not Good, this isn't. The athlete. It stays with you. So Jack. The EPL is coming back in less than three three weeks. At least that's the plan. So how exactly is this going to work? It's going to be regular primarily games. There's ninety two games left in the season on a three hundred and eighty. The planet is they're going to play them all in all. In the order, they would still have been played in. That means they weren't finished until late late. July, which of course is you know? Two and a bit months later than would normally be the case in the Premier League season. Most Games will be played at the correct stadium that they would normally be played and. This has been like a big contention over here because some people particularly police, insecurity and health officials have been pushing to have gains in neutral stadiums, which that where I think that would be less chance transfer transmission. They could make him more hygiene IC and secure in sterile. However, there's been a big push back against that from clubs. Who pointed to the fact that? That Germany teams have played at their regular stadiums with no problems, and therefore like the vast majority of the Games will be played at that correct stadiums. However, the police have the power to specify certain games is being high risk, and therefore they should be played at neutral stadium, so the the things local Darby's games, involving the best supported teams like Liverpool Manchester, United. And, so the police and the health and health officials accounting, talking about which those games though be, and it looks like there's going to be a handful of games, which women's be the normal stadiums, so in terms of player, health and safety. Are they taking the same precautions that we're seeing for example in Germany with lots of? And isolation, what exactly are they doing to make sure that they're minimizing the risk of premier league players getting the coronavirus, so this a huge testing program in the Every few days is a new round of tests so far, the number of positive tests have been very low They've done four rounds tasks. A total of three thousand, eight, hundred eighty two tests with only twelve positive results, this safety and hygiene and sterilization programs at training grounds on buses in stadiums in dressing rooms are immaculate. This is one of the reasons why the Premier League is coming back in the lower divisions of English or not, because it, the primarily you can create what they call a bio secure environment like it's very, you know they have the money and the wherewithal in the scientists and everything to create a safe environment as you can do anywhere in the UK and May June twenty twenty. Intends place restrictions. The allies of course blades those social distancing home. They shouldn't turn so place with other people. There'd be like a few primarily footballers, breaking the restrictions placed on them. Kyle Walker is in the headlines again after getting criticized for inviting escorts to his house, he drove to Yorkshire. Visit Assistance run by his parents house, and then went on a bike ride all in violation of lockdown rules or rather, but for the most part plays have the bills and I think. Think, they will certainly be especially gains do that. Win The house because of the pressure on them. And what's your sense of how the players feel about returning to play at this point in time are most of them supportive are some still concerned think there was a lot of skepticism style. This was only being done for money that it was too soon i. think there was some place who felt that it was inappropriate to be playing when so many people dying in? The biggest zone police tree dating the WOFFORD captain. Forward has voiced concerns over his health and that of black and minority ethnic plays. Dini pointed to the fact that Corona virus in the UK as in the US has killed more black and ethnic minority people than it has on white people. This is a statistical fact in the UK and Dini has a son who has a medical condition. And Dini said he was concerned about the possibility of jeopardizing the health of his family as well, but Dini has spoken to officials in football and in the UK government and is now. I mean. Be, the wrong word, but is now more open supplying. As a Canon and I think everyone can appreciate everything that the sharp to. Can Say Chelsea and Franz national team fielder. He took some time out of returning to training. Can say has a family history of heart problems believe he lost his brother to a heart problem and he was concerned about that. Because you know is something, we're just associated with colonel virus mortality by believe he has returned to some level of training at Chelsea so in Germany where games have resumed. We've seen quite a number of players. Getting injured things went. Went through Botswana's early and they're pulling up. It was essential the box. He's looking to get in there. Clearly over does it and he pulls out there with the muscle injury, and he goes straight off there and down the tunnel. We've got problem the EPL preparing for that possibility as well. And what if anything are they doing to minimize the potential risk of injury to players? Yes, so this is a big deal obviously didn't play if you play. For very long time, and then suddenly you're playing a lot of quite intense football. Your chances of getting a muscle injury increase, and this is exactly what we see in Germany. Where if YOU WATCH ANY BUNDESLIGA GAME? There's always guys limping off with a hamstring strains. Maybe if they pushed the start back even further than they would decrease the chance of those injuries, but this was the even though we found. The idea allowing. Teams to make five substitutions than the usual three. I! Think in the primarily this would help to. Reduce injuries. Because of course you can allows you to take off players who are tired you think might be at risk of picking up a muscle injury. The best argument is seen against, isn't it? Would further wait things in favor of the richest teams because if you're Manchester your child CEO Holy, pool and you've got all these really good players on the bench. You can throw on. Established well plays senior players in the game and keep links. You've always got eleven. Great players on the pitch, whereas if you say and you really rely on your first level and you haven't got so strengthen de than that little change is going to benefit you so much and Jack I know. There was a lot of discussion a few weeks back about potential cuts to player salaries. Where did we land on all of that? Basically, there was no rule agreement between the clubs on the players. American sports. Generally, the players union seem to be stronger, and they will negotiate with the League's in the owners kind of as one like a pro union. That doesn't really exist in the UK. So it really just depends on what each individual club could ingredients employees, and it's different different cases, so for example. Arsenal had a twenty five percent wage cuts I think with the exception. Chelsea never quite agreed to a wage that they need did some teams. Should the players side charitable donation instead so that happened at Manchester United some of the slightly poorer teams have decided to give up some of their money so so this basically, the twenty clubs in the Premier League basically twenty slightly different outcomes. What's a surefire sign that a home security system is bad? A home security system. That's so complicated. You don't even bother using it. This is exactly the type of security system. SIMPLISAFE has spent a decade fighting against. 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The police is that if Liverpool to play these Games and Liverpool then only Liverpool fans would come out and have a party to. To me, it's just like kind of underestimating the sensibleness of football fans, and is treating them. Cut It like children so this has been a very controversial topic in in the last few days, and this is like I think one of the loss things that the premier league really has to figure out before the restart well I must say you've got to feel for Liverpool fans you know after waiting so long to win a championship, and now they're going to be forced to I. Don't know, celebrate on zoom or with one host, drive-by parades or something. Yeah, I, do have a lot of sympathy. Livable funds celebrates entitles is obviously a huge being sports fan. And, of course they put a lot of thought an energy into thinking what they were going to do. And what the parade would be like in this would be a huge event full Liverpool fans, and for the whole city for them to win it those medals trophy, and they will be the champions. Winning type is about moving us. Trophies is about the kind of event in the community will that? Unfortunately that that will slightly be lost, so Liverpool winning the League is basically a formality through real interesting race. It seems like is for a Champions League qualifying position. So, what are you going to be looking for in that race? The main thing to look for is mentioned cities court case against Asia, which is being heard at the corporation for sports in Switzerland from June, the as to the tent. So this is not appealing against the two year Champions League ban which have given them for breaching financial fair play. If city succeed, then they can qualify the next season's Champions League if they fail then fifth place in the primarily will become a champions league spot. Assuming the city lose and the. The ban is upheld held well that that means that Manchester United currently in fifth place will be in the. Will be heading to fool the Champions League next year, but will shift United Tottenham and Arsenal pretty close behind them. I think that the behind closed doors. Thing will not help move than Sheffield united because they are teams who very dependent on their. Home, crowd and the amazing atmosphere, they generate the home games, especially chef with united even more wolves. I kinda quite on them. Tunnel would play terribly when this will happen, but then most of their best players were injured especially hurricane, who was out with a hamstring injury and human son who was out with a broken arm now both of those guys in our back and fit. Along Steven Burg wine, who is their big signing in the January transfer window? Himself picks up an injury I know that they're currently quite bumps in the league. And then you got mind games after turn around, but I think they can do it. They don't even has play that well, but they do have the experience players and I kind of Feel Jersey media. Media as well as this is the kind of strange situation that he would pretty quite relish turning his mind to so if I'm going to back anybody else into the knockout Manchester United Chelsea, it would be on him well. Lastly Jack the most polarizing issue in world football right now, pumping fake crowd noise into TV broadcasts like they're doing with wounds league games. Wake you champions. was still seven. Should they do the same for the Premier League? This morning I watched a an Australian rugby game where they had fan noise in, and it seems to add to the spectacle. There is no way to make these. Games look normal. Don't think it's like a legitimate criticism. Say You shouldn't do. It's INAUTHENTIC. The whole thing is where. You might as well try different approaches. You can come up with. which might help to make this? Tiny bit more familiar as Real. Jack thanks so much for coming on the show and you look forward to seeing how this all unfolds my pleasure. Follow Jack Pit Brooks Premier League coverage at the Athletic Dot Com. From wondering in the athletic, I'm under skelter. Stay safe and we'll see tomorrow.

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35. We need an end so we can begin!

90 and Extra Time

19:48 min | 7 months ago

35. We need an end so we can begin!

"So when I wanted to start my podcast. I didn't know where to start to know where to look. And then someone suggested anchor. You can literally create an entire episode of Your podcast on your phone. You can edit it from there at your sound effects at your transitions do anything. Anchor will even take care of the distribution of your podcast for you spotify Apple podcast. Google podcast and all the other podcasts APPs that are out there and best of all it's free which is great free and easy to use. He can't beat it. You can download the free anchor APP or you can go to anchor dot. Fm to get started. What's up everybody happy Monday? It's ROB said ninety plus extra time. Podcast I hope everybody had agree weekend. hopefully you guys. Are you know staying safe? Spending time with the Family. And you know quarantine self-isolation locked down a shelter in place. Whatever you gather calling it Hopefully you're you're making the most of it working out at home. You know doing some stuff around the house Spending time with your with your family and kids or whatever else You know it's rough. Hopefully this this will end soon. But it doesn't seem like I don't know it doesn't seem like the light at the end of the tunnel is getting any brighter. It seems like it's constant it gets a little bit further away every day I know I'm ready for this to be over with used to always think about working from home and now I'm doing it. I can't stand it I really I really do not like it It's kind of boring. You know I don't want to be working in the same place that You know doing everything else. I like be able to get out and I'd never appreciated that drive to and from work a little bit of time where you have to like kind of decompress. Listen to whatever music it is. You're listening to on your way home or you know to work or whatever I guess you know little things that you do. You take for granted. And then they're gone. You're like Oh man. I should have enjoyed that while I had it. But yeah hopefully this thing. This thing will be over so There's not a whole lot of football news. Obviously because you know. There's no matches being played so I was going to jump right into it. I say there's no matches being played however there is one European league that is still playing. It's the the Premier League of Belarus so their league started on the nineteenth of March and You know it's one of those European Leagues. I guess because of the weather They play from you. Know Spring to To winter or just before winner and these are the on nineteen March and December fifteenth or Xi Mu December fifth. They played what two matchdays and because their country hasn't instituted any measures for Kobe nineteen. They're still at the fans in the stands Obviously played you still playing out. But they seen an uptick in their ratings. Because there's no other European football on so a lot of people are using the the Belarusian Premier League to get their fill of European football Which is pretty pretty wild Who knows when you know? Their country is going to institute some type of measures to close at down. I just heard about this yesterday so I haven't had the opportunity to to look and see if I can find any of their games or you know when they'll be playing but if they're still playing this coming weekend I can guarantee you that I will definitely more than likely Watch a game whether it's a replay or whatever so Yeah so you know. Maybe next week I'll be talking to you guys about the Bellarusse Premier League which I wouldn't even be able to name one single team in that league right now but next week I may be able to so I've been talking to a lot of people about you know how some of these leagues are going to finish out their seasons. If they're gonNA finish them you know there's been talk especially like within the Premier League about avoiding the season or you know just ending the season where it is I think if they if they seriously talk about voiding the seasons. I don't I don't think that's fair. I mean you know. I support Arsenal in the premier league. So I definitely wouldn't want to see Liverpool win it however you know Liverpool was going to win it anyway. They were on pace to win it Maybe they'll just end the season where it is and then Liverpool champions. And then you know the Premier Li places relegation places Yada Yada but that would have to work all the way down at least in English football as far as some of the other leagues. I don't know I think the the question that I have that I think would be the best. I think it would be the best because it's my suggestion. Obviously but I think they should. Let's say that let's say April. Thirtieth is today. Is the day that you know. Everything is somewhat back to normal and teams. Can you know resume their leagues whether it's behind closed doors or not? I think if it if it's earlier you know I mean today's the thirty March. Let's say in one month they're able to do it. They can push the end of their seasons back to you know. I don't know the third week in June and I say do like Like an Australian model where you take the top half of the table and that is your promotion. Champions League you know European places or whatever. And he's the bottom of the table and now that your new relegation positions you basically take whatever. The points are the teams. Have you chop them in half and the top of the table is the top of the table bottom the tables bottom? And then you go from there that way. You can abbreviate the season. A little bit without completely having to finish it the top teams could just play against the top teams bomb teams play against Boston teams. And you finish it out like that. I think that would be fair. I think that you know aside from just ending the season where it is and you know going with the places where they are. I think that's probably one of the like the best way to do it. That's that's the method that I came up with I remember. I didn't even know that you know the Austrian league that played played with them in fee for a couple years ago and then when that happened. I remember looking at the table and I was like what just happened. How did I lose all these points? but you know table is just split so me personally. I think that's the best way to do it. Especially if could you know complete the table like that Granted you also have national team games to be played There's still those last four qualifying spots for euro twenty twenty which is going to be played next year. That could be pushed back There's there's no reason to rush that You know the other the other teams for Euro Two thousand twenty are already set so you just have to play those those last four matches for those remaining eight to determine who's going to play but you essentially have an extra year to do it So I think I really do think that that that would make sense. Then you don't have to worry about Disrupting the summer transfer table or transfer windows or anything like that and you can just proceed as you know somewhat normal even though it's not normal at all but I think that that is to me the best the best solution now they would do with leagues that go from like the Belarusian League like they go from Spring to December or. It's a winter. I don't know they they are going to have to just figure it out there. They might have truncated their season. A little bit and you know they would have to figure out something. 'cause their seasons basically have just have just started so I think it'd be easier for them. They could chop off. You know twenty percent of their season and still be good But the idea of completely voiding the season and you know basically pretending like it didn't even happen. I am totally against that You know these players have played. You know there's people that have purchased these these television packages Their season ticket holders. You know there has to be a way to to To honor that and there's players like what are you gonNa do with their goals that have that have been scored. You know you can't just say this season is null and void takeaway. Champions League goals take away you know goals that Mohammed Saleh has scored for Liverpool. Like he just. You can't do that. I don't think it's fair to the players and fans fairly organizations is not fair to the game itself and I think that that it shouldn't be a last resort option. Like no one should even be talking about that. I think the only team that you hear talking about stuff like that are teams that are out of Europe or they They just have no prospect for for moving anywhere and when I say out of Europe for people who don't know. I'm out of the European competitions whether it be Champions League or the Euro League so maybe a team like Man City might be talking about that because they're facing ban from the Champions League but voiding the season I think is is completely unacceptable completely in in my personal opinion Yeah so it's like the same thing for You know these player awards like you know player. The of the season or of the year for the Premier League. You know this whole thing is going to affect Balladur I mean we haven't had soccer in some European countries for like two weeks now and the way that is looking. I keep saying April thirtieth because I April thirtieth is probably the day that when people are going to try to force things back to normal you know obviously the the government here in the. Us is saying something different. But I think that April thirtieth is going to be the day when people really really start to focus hard on getting everything back to normal getting people back to work because you know economies are slipping and people are you know. People are struggling You know most of these football players are going to be struggling or anything like that but you do need things to to be normal or you know close to normal and football is a is a normal part of life for a lot of people so Yeah got this. This is so bad like not having soccer to talk about even like you know a lot of the news that I'm reading about potential transfers or whatever none of it is. It doesn't really mean anything because players aren't they're not playing you know they don't. They don't have the ability to to try to impress. I'm sure agents right now are probably losing their minds. Because they can't talk up their players can't talk about potential moves because they don't know how the how the transfer window is. GonNa go you know and then you have just fans that this is part of their life you know. I can't tell you how often I just have like a game playing in the background that I'm not even watching something. I'm not even interested in ought to have it playing in the background Just to watch because it's such a such a big A big part of my life. Big Part of everything that I do. I mean I have a soccer podcast. Can't talk about soccer because there's nothing going on. I bore you guys to death with a talk about my Tragic people play. Because it's it's not good at all but haven't even really been playing. Feta that much. I've just been watching old games like right now in the background. I have it on mute. Can't here but I'm watching the TV recap of the two thousand Eighteen World Cup and right now showing the shootout between Russia and Croatia and I have been playing because I've been playing madden like the American football version because I don't know playing fee for right now I don't know I guess I just missed the game. You know what else to say. Yeah don't even know what to say but you know life does go on. There's there's obviously more important things than Than football right now especially so people taking care of themselves and staying healthy and you know I think once all this is said and done and you know we're we're back to whatever. Our new normal is going to be People like myself and you know other football fans are definitely going to appreciate You know not having football around for however long it'll end up being And you know. Hopefully we'll never have to endure something like this again. Our lives because this is this is pretty bad act so before. I recording a podcast talking to my wife and my wife. She's back in Germany right now She should be if everything works out the way that we hope it will She'll be here as soon as this thing is kind of wrapped up and she'll obviously coming here to to you know to move here and But right now she's still Germany and we're talking about Another thing that's come up like with season ticket holders and you know people like myself that even though I'm not Germany anymore can watch it but you know I had a package for to watch the Bundesliga and you know obviously now. They're not playing those games. So you know if I was there I couldn't. I wouldn't able to watch it obviously. Am I going to get my money back? You know just like the season ticket holders if they would avoid the season or you know just end. The season are those season ticket holder. You'RE GONNA get their money back I recently read something saying that Msg I think. The Sky was GONNA sue the English premier league because they They're not producing the product that they paid them for. You know to be able to show the Games on television. And they're going to try to sue for that money now. I'm assuming if they're gonNA. They're suing for the money to try to get it back that they would potentially be giving some refunds to To fans but Talking to my wife about how it would work in the Bundesliga and you know the the rules are different by country. You're you know whatever but I would think that if they're suing to try to get the money back from the League's because the leagues are not providing the products then Those fans are customers should be getting their money back that that's how I would expect it to happen Like I understand that you know sky and you know whoever else. They have to pay their employees In you know they're not basically making any money off of the product anyway but they have to pay their employees. So that's why probably might not go back to the fans or to the customers that purchase that but Yeah I just think that If they if they're going to try to recoup any of that money back Then he needs to be passed onto the people that provided it in the first place I don't know if you guys heard think you vent is was the first one that I heard about besides like individual players doing in other leagues like The Greek freak here in the NBA Jaanus onto macoumba. He was gonNA give you know certain amount of money to the people that worked at the arena That he plays in They're going to be obviously missing our work because now the NBA is not playing games. So I just saw that you ventas All the players. I have decided that they're going to either. Not Get their pay or the taking significant pay cuts like eighty percent or whatever I think. They're actually not taking their pay. I think that's what it is And then in addition to that Cristiano Rinaldo Miskin give like an a million of his own To like the workers of adventists is like the people the staff or whatever So they can continue to you know. Have some you know income coming in You know because ultimately this this is all about you and was a regular people. But it's about people you know these athletes that make you know. More in money from their sponsorship deals from their clubs. They're they're going to be fine. Like they're they're not missing out on much they. They have no desires. They have no wants acceptable to play football. But they they're not worried about putting food on tables Ultimately it's about you know the people that have you know traditional nine to five type jobs or whatever else and Peanuts that's that's what it comes down to but but I thought that was that was getting you know. Event isn't the only organization that's doing something like that They're just the ones that I that I saw most recently. You know talking to my wife about it so It is good to see you know football players and organizations Thinking about people besides themselves and taking care of people so So yeah I really have nothing else to talk about so I WanNa thank you guys for for listening I will be back next week with the show I know I talked about You know doing like a review of a certain World Cup. I didn't get a chance to do that. I had some somebody to take care of this weekend so I didn't get a chance to really like sit down and you know put down any notes or even review any material But that's my plan for this coming weekend Hopefully this next weekend I won't have to do anything or drive anywhere. Whatever so You know spend the whole weekend Doing what I plan to do this past weekend and you know who I can give you guys a a decent show. That's that's worth listening to so The contact information is always going to be in the show notes. You guys wanNA email me Trying to be a little bit more active on twitter and I have been much on instagram for obvious reasons. There's a game being played still pretty email me. I love talking to you guys now that everybody is sitting at home. If you're listening to this feel free. Hit ME UP ON TWITTER. Whatever we can talk about whatever football wise whatever we all have plenty of time so thank you guys for listening. Talk next week and have a great we.

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EP-20: The Return Of The Premier League

Sports On Pause

28:13 min | 4 months ago

EP-20: The Return Of The Premier League

"We're still awaiting official confirmation from premier league boats. It is understood that clubs have agreed to restart date of June the seventeen th, and that swear that will be a chance for those two games in hand to be plates Aston Villa Again Sheffield on Manchester City against Arsenal. Have Bischel confirmation. The Kremlin returns this week. Fishwick turn, the primarily will seek like something. To normality. After suspending play on March thirteenth the English Premier League has been working with their clubs Clare's and government, health officials and launching project restock. Leave will look to play the remaining ninety two matches in six weeks plus crew owns admittedly fixtures with the season concluding on July twenty six, and that's a lot of twenty rob. Harris is the global sports correspondent for the Associated Press he joins the podcast to discuss the types of safety protocols. Khaliq is implemented and how they plan to make their empty stadiums feel as if they're at capacity. Rob Harris is AP's global sports correspondent, but he really really stands out in the Global Sport Football, whereas we call it soccer in rob, thank you for joining us in as the League of all leagues. The Premier League is undergoing the return in project restart. What is the biggest challenge for the pram and terms of getting back to playing well? One of the big ones is ensuring that the writer infection. Infection across the country does not go up and that would ultimately lead to potential new lockdowns being placed by the government's. They've talked about regional lockdowns, potentially Roth than national ones, and also securing the playing environment to ensure that they're on cases of Kobe nineteenth spreading among squads in any way means a team cannot fulfill its fixtures so very much. The wider health concerns of the nation are reflected three football. Rob, for, our listeners in North America. Can you give them a sense of the medical procedures that players and personnel are going through? Yeah, well few weeks, the players and coaches around them have been facing twice-weekly Covid, nineteen tests, and around matchdays they'll be very particular set of medical requirements that anyone entering the stadium has to have a temperature check. They have to fill in a questionnaire to answer questions about the health who had been in contact with. Then for those personnel who going to be in what's known as the red side on the page, and that's around one hundred people, including the referee and medical personnel as well. They have to have had kibe in nineteen tests, and they have to have tested negative in the buildup to the game, but ultimately if you do not pass a temperature, check at the stadium, you won't be allowed in. We, obviously know the appetite for football in UK specifically is so strong, but could be us. It's going to be a bit weird to have a permit match with no supporting sexually with no songs, being chanted without fans in the stadium. What is the conversation about what the atmosphere or lack thereof is going to be as these Games return? have in some press boxes. Maybe where some of the journalists end up sharing for a tape pelvis later. On each other, and we are expecting a contingent of journalists to be allowed in the stadium. But otherwise it would just be the executives in the directors box. Maybe you hear them. chairing, although it seems the liberal. Group. They haven't managed to make across from from the states in time to beat the quarantine because Britain dating this week, mandatory fourteen day quarantine period on arrival for anyone arriving outside of the region. But it is GonNa be strange and stadiums and there various things put into place. You've got brighter. Who of offer for fans to pitch themselves and for the twenty pounds, though can appear on accomplished cutouts in the stands of the clubs are doing similar as well. You've got a canvas Manchester. UNITED FANS pitches. Almost they tried to cover the vast emptiness of the stands so very things being put in place as for the Alta. Fisher crowd noise that learn to be an option for television. Viewers Annabel to switch it all know switch it off whether or not you want to to have that, and that's coming from the FIFA game maker EA, and it's going to be very. meticulously. Engineered, and placed within the game, so they'll be a sound engineer trying to work out that doesn't fit the precise moments that we saw one of the hardest ones for that last weekend in Bundesliga, when barbecues and play Borussia Dortmund and I was listening to the artificial broadcast of that of the fan noise, and in the first ten minutes, or so you had the situation where? There was a goal. That was then went to the. So that's normally the stadium would go hushed anyway and really sort of anxious. In terms of will the Gobi allowed in Leverkusen Hongo. And then of course, the goal was eventually given which your normally lead to. Big Outburst of joy the fact that. Has An overall, but you didn't quite detect on the Bundesliga as alta facial sound site, there are many take. It will give intrigue to listen out for. How does the the ultimate? Fan Noise type with the variations of the much. There's an interesting intersection between the desire, certainly for publications to want to know how many people tested positive who test positive and then the league's as well as teams, probably not releasing the specific names of those who have tested positive I was the premier league handling this this sort of these notions of privacy versus versus you know perhaps an argument that the public should know who tested positive. Yeah the permanently releasing the results twice a week, but anonymous to they'll say how many people from how many clubs no indication of even which club anyone has tested positive from. We have had two rounds of tests that had to lipid no positives. And we have a club saying it was then we had told them announcing that they were one of the positives last week, but didn't identify who it was. Who tested positive? Now? One of the intriguing aspect is the new tracking trace that the government is introduced some conscious brought in a lot longer several months ago, this to to ensure that anyone who did test positive for coronavirus. They then listed there be any contact with, and they relented to try to spread the spread of the virus. So what many would think was well? If a player eventually test positive, who's been on the pitch with other team mates, and as well shouldn't entire group of people then go into the pair with a self selection of a week to ensure that Clare of it well, we'll saying is that plays. Don't come into close contact for long enough in gains for its warrant nats. They believe that they do not need to submit to that. Corinthian and also about a workplace rather than another environment, so they believe that they the wider advice being given to the British public doesn't necessarily apply. A name we do know. Is that of Spurs midfielder Dally and not because he tested positive, but because he was suspended for one match or posting mocking coronavirus material I I was surprised somewhat that he was suspended. Because is I. Suppose a slippery slope. Find as well. It's GonNa. Have to take a face to face education course. What has the reporting of this story been like in the UK? And how did it surface? Yes first surfaced in February. This is a time when the coronavirus was Nelson Sarah Situation, in the UK across in Asia and he was seen in an apple filming across at a man of Asian parents, seemingly mocking came in a snapchat video, so you taking several months full this case to be heard and completed by the FAA and the FAA's case was that he talked to this man to mock him out of aggravated ecoles nationalities, so they believers and racial over on the times to it. The FA did establish that. Deli is not racist. But soon within it, they also found that. Daily Alley argued was the fact that you know this this? This guy was coughing, so that's why he was actually particularly. Singling him out in the video, which you know, the panel did seem to back up and what they actually concluded. The commission was creation and distribution of the offending material was Mueller, product of spontaneous of stupidity, rather than any sense of malicious intent and Dele Alli himself apologize for recording extremely poorly judged joke about vars now fast as more than we could imagine to prevent then says he's grateful the FAA confirm. His actions were not intentionally racist because I despise racism of any kind now. This wasn't a video that was posted for the masses in public on public social media for him. It was to A. Close Group of friends on Snapchat, and then he's unhappy, hosted fat that one of those people who had access to the video went. Dad gave it to a newspaper, so it's a question of privacy and also and some stupidity and offensiveness on daily aaliyah's part and one of the reasons that they. Impose, Wall match banners at Vamos relate into a past case in the last year of Bernado Sova. The Manchester City player who was banned full a pitcher. He posted on social media which compared his teammate Benjamin Mendy to carry to on a packet of chocolates, which was deemed to be racially offensive, so stop case the FA does deal with quite often, and the fact that the character on the chocolates am is black and led to. This will match ban because you know the FA does. Take these cases and shoot them. Weather all sickly, racially aggravated circumstances, one of the real impacts when it comes to covid nineteen is revenue, and I'm particularly interested in not necessarily how this is impacted the big clubs, but you know soccer across the UK is massive, and we have divisions below the Premier League. Can you give us sort of a a large snap shot of How painful this three month! Stretch has been for some of these lower league clubs in the UK. Yeah what people won't necessarily understand or realize? Actually is the fact that is not just the primarily, but full professional divisions in English soccer that should actually ninety two professional clubs, but and Berry was expelled from the League. In August either it's. Financial mismanagement and various issues I. It's I initiate, which meant they couldn't fulfill the financial obligations so only ninety, one, thousand, nine hundred won't professional clubs, and in the full tip they will have thousands into a game so that business models are built on the matchday revenue from from the fans, anticipating factors in terms of even regime in the season the financial. Financial cost of the COVID, nineteen testing required and of paying APP staff when you've got no revenue coming in, so you have had clubs. The taking advantage of the government furlong scheme which Corona Virus Job Retention Scheme saw the government pays an eighty percents all salaries up to two and a half thousand pounds a month, and it ensures hopefully people can maintain. Maintain their jobs nobody that come back to and at the end of the crisis that scheme runs in current form until August, which fits in with the next season regime ing, but there are huge doubts over weather. The fans will be allowed into any stadiums next season. Start just this week. The British government held its first meeting specifically with sports, including football, about how and when fans consult to resume going into stadiums, which we are hearing, some noises mic cross Europe that some of the Big Leagues are getting edging closer to fans. Come again. We have seen other countries. Where and like Hungary would. He got fans in social distancing, but there are great concerns over those. Lower League clubs parts of the. Organization called the football league at his two to four, where they're in a fight for survival for some of those clubs at the moment, and is the big concern about how they stay in business when there's no revenue coming into them, particularly, because of the way, the business models, so many of them spend significant, falsely significant sums of their revenue, all player salaries, or trying to chase promotion ultimately right up to the to the primarily and we have seen teams. I've imbalanced in that journey from the lower leagues up to the Premier League like both in recent years to show how it is possible, but. The chasing the dream does come at a cost if you can't fulfil, and you have big financial obligations, and even more so view in an unprecedented time where there is no football. scree pointed, and let's be honest. A lot of these decisions are made based off of money and not morals, and there's a risk assessment when it comes to being able to have games with the real threat of the covert nineteen virus. There's recently a contentious decision to abandon the women's Super League season. How has been nineteen impacted the women's game? Yeah it's. Let's all the league's being abandoned which. Is Unique across the Football Pyramid Aid England. Now as the previous, the while the third and fourth seasons have been canceled, and Kayode they also go into complete the playoffs. That's to determine the final promotion positions. From the League so there will be four teams from each league contesting the final promotion position. They're all automatic. Ones say those leaks have been curtailed. The Second Tier Championship is going to run to its completion, but that's not the case in the women's leagues, a all been Qatar owed including the top flight, the women's soup, which the irony, professional women's League in Europe and led to Chelsea being get awarded the the. Even when the season stopped in February, there were points behind Manchester City. What happened? They used two points per game ratio. Because Chelsea played a game less so It's an F. I either it also saw Liverpool relegated, but actually. Actually speak to some of the lucky investment as well in the Liverpool Women's team at a time they are. Pushing a very on the verge of winning the meant primarily title, but it's a lot of it came down to the finances. The fact that the women's game does run a loss vocalisations with runs. The WS AL puts in several million pounds a year to support it to support its growth at the moment, because at the moment eight doesn't generate bras revenue domestically, the broker that do have the rights covering the cost of the production that will change in a euro size timescale hugged him. Spell to monetize writes on the back. Back of the England of now reach back to World Cup semifinals. They'll reach the European. Championship semifinals in two thousand seventeen I'm. We have seen a bake Roy's in attendances in the loss season. The record crowd w sal at Tottenham for Northland. Darby as snow'll you're twenty five thousand Chelsea Tottenham as well Manchester Darby at the Ad, so this game is Stanton's grow, but they they wanted to try to protect completing this season as a resuming and starting next season full rather than complete in this season because they believe that the. The cost of trying to do. All the testing was just too prohibitive. That's despite the FI in Germany. They have regime the women's version, the league and impact that was by support all the MEZZA men's Club, helping to provide into a fund, which also helped the lower men's leagues as well, but it does send out a bad signal the fact that In England like in Italy, the women's leagues have been killed of the major countries. Franz obviously stopped by men's and women's competitions. Rob What kind of talk exists at the moment in among Premier League officials among health officials, regarding the potential for a second wave of Covid, nineteen as the weather turns colder. And the big thing is as the distancing and easing off the regulations takes place so as of next week, the department stores can open again more and more British. Society is opening up with still yet to have restaurants and pubs. Reawakening incense, you can sit there safety distancing, but once that does come into effect. Then you increase the risk of COVID, nineteen cases rising, and it's it is the great unknown at the moment in terms of how the virus to light so changes, and wherever it weakens or not strengthened the really the questions, the medics in terms of trying to full cost just what will happen to the coronavirus in the months ahead, and also particularly as we, the winter than thinking is of course in the summer P. multiple outside so the risk. Risk of infection does decrease when people are indoors than obviously the risk increases because you're in a closer confines, which is one of the reasons, obviously, why, until now pubs and restaurants have maintained close why they've avoided reopening the shopping centers as well so there is the great concern because Brin Britain this the feeling is amongst many of the experts that the lockdown happened too late in some things, even by looking down a week or two earlier, potentially, thousands of lives could have been Sade Sleep. That's not been officially verified by. Multiple Studies yet there are some scientists who are who have criticized the slowness of Boris Johnson's government to lock down the country and sport was at the heart of that, because in the second week of March we had not only Liverpool hosting Athletico Madrid in the Champions League you had hundreds of thousands of people going to Cheltenham for the big horse racing festival when you had these scenes of people crammed in together at the holes racing at a time. When already are the European? Countries were starting to shut down sporting events and. There was some very united gray sense of uneasiness that week over wives, events were going ahead, and at the time that the government medical advisors were actually saying there is not a significant risk. Of infection spreading by allowing these events to be staged since and some studies have suggested as the increase of covid nineteen cases around the Cheltenham area from the festival around. After that game against outlet camera dread because time, the athletic vans were flying in from Madrid which had far harsher restrictions already in place in terms of restricting movement in Spanish their way. What's come freely into the country? Also other countries were imposing restrictions on entry quarantines yet. The only happened this week in Britain, where you have to self quarantine for fourteen days after arrival, as we mentioned. The Liverpool I've ship and the thing that shot the primarily down eventually in March was not in the government orders, it was the fat McCullough Tattoo the Arsenal manager tested positive which led to the arsenal squad having Salvi's light. On the same night it was then also revealed a Chelsea player tested positive, and Chelsea scored hat to south isolate, so then took another week site for the government to actually draw support for sporting events in terms of medical facilities and things like that, but that slowness to shutdown spoils his country I think will come to the health of any potential future inquiry into just how corona virus did spread, and ultimately it was callum Hudson the. At Chelsea Mikla Tatra, Arsenal testing positive, which some site might help to save lives by closing down full sooner than the government intended to. One thing that has brought people out of their homes has been George Floyd an protests in London the protests. Look, if not as. Frequent. As. They've been here in North America is the review in the UK that those crowds are going to increase the virus. Also, do you think now that sport is back? Some footballers are going to be speaking out on issues that they weren't necessarily comfortable with before. Yemen the government to try to urge people to stay away from large crowds of process while obviously signing, it is within the British tabloids and tradition that people are allowed the freedom to be able to go on the streets and protest. There was a small minority of the process that did violent which obviously. Attracted a lot of attention was criticized by the government, but the hell out of it was a massive show of peaceful support and solidarity with the Justice for Jewish Lord Campaign, and also a heightened sense of not only injustices in the current time, but also of pass wrong, and particularly it was probably highlighted with the toppling of the statue of a slight trader in Bristol in the southwest of England. Has stood their food. For many years, this sort of reckoning in terms of some of the figures who have venerated in British saucier statues for them, whereas their own roles in profiting from the slave, trade now sits very uncomfortably in his widely condemned, and it's just how we judge. These times with that would even seen some. Comedy is being taken off. Streaming services in this country commented that maybe ten fifteen years old, because all characters in black face, and then you sing football as oversleep, providing a voice in terms of aim, increase activism, and calling out injustice, calling out the lack of opportunities for black players in terms of getting into coaching, the lack of diversity in the boardrooms behind those taking decisions, particularly for all of it is. Very, white dominated the people taking the decisions in football I also said it's an immediate issue as well a lot of the journalists covering soccer in England or white men that are deep questions either lack of gender diversity in ethnic diversity in terms of those reporting on on football on. It's imperative. Actually the industry does all it can to actually. Encourage more diversity into those reporting on the game, but I think when the season does stop we all going into see significant expressions of support for the black lives matters movement, and we've already seen in Germany as well in the last week and that significant. Shift in position from faith, sign that you are allowed messages on undergarments, which had previous to being prohibited under the laws of soccer, the fact they are allowing demonstrations of protests, these not political protests, these eventually social protests, which some people perhaps haven't made. The distinction between is about just. Trying to eliminate racial injustices from Societe. Well it is definitely a moment in history right now whether it's football whether it's health whether it's race, you have been covering in talking about it all. Thank you so much for coming here and talking about it with us. Great to join you in. Keep safe and keep well. Well. Donald Listening to Rob Harris. You can't help but get excited. Knock on wood about the premier league returning. It certainly the best soccer league in the world historic clubs. And we will see I. Think the North American League's will learn a lot when it comes to the medical provision, and and how that league sort of heads forward over the next couple of weeks. As we turn to our last word segment which we do for every episode where we provide you with something that Has caught our attention whether it's a piece for from newspaper, a magazine, some kind of video segment something that. Offers a some perspective between the nexus, of covid nineteen sports and Donovan Mind this week is I, think our listeners should pay attention and follow the Miami. Herald now you ask why well? The number of cases in Florida have been have been heading up over the last couple weeks, and you know I'm sure some of that has to do with increased testing, but it is specifically important I think to follow if you're a sports fan, because that is where the NBA obviously hub is Orlando and we have seen this week. NBA players be very very forceful. About, questioning whether they want be inside this quarantine situation for three months whether they think it is for their health, so I would say pay attention to the Miami Herald the state's biggest newspaper. Regarding covert nineteen coverage regarding. Whether! The uptick continues because that will certainly relate directly to the NBA. Great Call Richard and cases in nineteen different states in the US or actually going up right now, so the Miami Herald reporting on Florida and beyond is really really important I'm GonNa, take this time shadowing another podcast and keep it in the family not. The love to print article like normally do the a sixteen Z. podcast takes a look at the return of home based healthcare at the turn of the century we moved from doctors visits the house going to institutions for our healthcare. Well now that we're in a much more on demand economy end we're living in a global pandemic. Maybe we'll see return to healthcare via technology like zoom and people coming into our homes to visit. What are the pros and cons of that? That podcast takes a look speaking of podcast. Give love to this one. Please continue to like to subscribe. That's really the only thing you can do for us other than listening to wash. You are right now if you enjoyed this one. Go Back Scroll. 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E110: The Buy Side - Just Eat

Unofficial Partner Podcast

33:42 min | 3 weeks ago

E110: The Buy Side - Just Eat

"Hello and welcome to unofficial partner the sports business podcast. I'm Richard Gillis. Today's the first in a series of conversations with senior decision-makers on the brand side of the sponsorship market across a phone number of different categories. Today's guest is Ben Carter from the food delivery firm just eat part of takeaway.com Benz current roles Global director of restaurants and strategic Partnerships and our conversation takes in House Port and sponsorship applies to what is an extremely Dynamic Market category for many sports rights holders. We start by asking been what does the company do? How does it make money and the preconceptions people bring to the just eat brand and then the role that Sport and sponsorship plays in the company's marketing strategy now and into the future just eat as a history of broadcast sponsorships around English football including BT's English Premier League and UEFA Champions League coverage in the firms owned by takeaway.com. Use the new official food delivery platform partner for UEFA Euro 2020. Now twenty Twenty-One a spot which replaced. Donald official restaurant designation here is Ben Carter. Facebook coming on the really appreciate it. And my first question really is I know just eat obviously everyone knows just eat. Well, they think they do off and I just want to start off before we get into the sort of sports sponsorship discussion. I just want you to take us inside the business in terms of how it works just you know, and again, you can treat me like an idiot because I I I've got a lot of preconceptions about the category and it's a very interesting category from be a lot of Rights holders listening and there'll be a big spending money sort of category at the moment in sponsorship, but just take us inside for a minute. How does the business make money? Sure, so just eat is now fifteen years old in the UK and just see it was originally set up in Denmark and then came over to the UK and I quickly became the market leader in in in food delivery in the UK just eat itself is part of a bigger group called just eat takeaway, which is a global fifty-fifty basis operating in 23 markets. And what just eat does really is connect customers to restaurants just e will either do the delivery's themselves on behalf of restaurants or the restaurants will do the delivery's and in terms of of how we make money. We are a Marketplace business. So we will charge restaurants a commission on on or off that customers placed through our platform to the restaurant and as you can imagine certainly in more recent times food delivery has been been absolutely booming and just a phone number. Was traded very resilient lie through these really difficult times because people have had two options when they're when they're locked down at home to either cook or to order food in and we've certainly seen a lot of gray area around new occasions such as breakfast and lunch as well as obviously strong growth around our core occasions of of sort of dinner on a Thursday Friday Saturday night. So getting the difference between sort of Good Year and a bad year is is signing up more restaurants so that the secret the business model is is a classic Marketplace business. So like any sector to have them awareness. So as many people in the country aware of just e, hence you probably have seen the very high profile advertising campaign featuring Snoop Dogg that is being run at the moment. But then also as you said Richard to have as many restaurants on the platform as possible and in the UK, we've got over 45,000 restaurants that spans from sort of your favorite independent Fish and Chips shop. Indian Kebab shop Chinese right through to High Street and very very well-known Brands such as McDonald's KFC Greg's or pret a mange to name but a few years and so the business model is all about having the right Supply mix and the right number of customers and connecting those customers with the restaurants and so from McDonald's or press perspective the upside for them. What's the advantage for the item sort of guessing it but what can it is it quantifiable? Yeah, the advantages that they tap into a new group of customers. Obviously. There's been a very big debate really ongoing about if you are a massive food restaurant brand in your own, right? Why don't you have your own sort of food delivery app and and and and all of that obviously, it's quite a complex business to run to run food delivery and Logistics and obviously restaurants are amazing at cooking the food. But but what we say is is led us to do the delivery, but actually dead. Even if you were sort of the world's biggest restaurant brand the likelihood of sort of sort of every every sort of food customer who wants food delivery in the UK downloading your app is a slim. So like any Marketplace business, we enable those restaurants to tap into a very very big call of customers in the UK. We've got over thirteen million active customers who have ordered from us at life once a year and that's a big pool of incremental customers that those restaurants can tap into so they're sort of Echoes of the broader thing in sport, you know, we're talking about digital transformation and I always think about food companies and delivery companies are underrated in this conversation because actually they are doing it they've transformed their business digitally off and that's that's what we're seeing you all sort of reaping the rewards of that that work. I guess that would took place over the last decade. Yeah, I think so. I've been at just eat for nearly five years and when I came home It was very much around Channel shift. It was about disrupting a very traditional Market. We're typically a customer would have called up their local takeaway or what's into their local take way too long to say what we then saw was sort of the rise of the big the big restaurant Brands coming online and that disruption continuing and now actually sort of with over half the population in dog food online. It's less about Channel shift and it's about it's about awareness and it's about we've we've done the hard yards in terms of the digital transformation, but it's just about making the consumer aware of the breath. The supplied is available in their area. Ultimately. We are a global international brand but when you type in your postcode to our app, you want to be able to find the restaurants your favorite restaurant, so we are actually a really hyper local business and our marketing is all around building that mental availability in terms of building that matter where Ness but also they're making sure we have the supply to match on a very local level. Okay, so what will come back to mental availability a minute, but the what does he own the bit what because this is the bit that you know again traditional businesses. We know what they're what they are or what they own but what does just eat own? I mean so so just obviously has a lot of a lot of a lot of employees who are making all of this happen wage in most of our markets including the UK, we work with third-party delivery Partners to enable those deliveries though just eat takeaway at which as I said is our parent group I've gone on record and said that they are launching an employee an employee power delivery model in the UK, which they've already launched in other European markets called scuba in the coming months. And so am I so so so in terms of what we and we're a bit like Airbnb we don't own hotels or we don't own we don't own rooms in people's houses, but we we we power that availability and we power that choice. So we don't own restaurants. We have no desire to be a restaurant. We we think restaurants are amazing and making food and what we want to do is to connect customers to those restaurants. So like any marketing jobs business empires in our brand and a scalable Tech platform and it really is about that scalability. That is so important because on a peek Saturday night we would do over 2000 orders a minute in the UK. So would you really need to make sure you've got that scale from a tech perspective as well. So let's do it. Let's transpose this into Sport and Sport sponsorship. Then let's before we talk about the catalog. I want to talk about that more broadly, but take me through the sort of portfolio. How do you view sport? What is it roll? What's the point of it from your your perspective? I think sport is incredibly powerful. We've talked about the awareness and the mental availability. So as an awareness platform, it's got huge potential. You will have seen us over the last few years. Yep. Be involved in sport whether it's through broadcast sponsorship, whether it's through event sponsorship in in the UK when I first started, we actually sponsored Derby County and we came very close to Darby getting to the to the Premier League twice and tapped in the three years that we were their sponsor. Is that the Lampard. And a notice before Lampard know it was oh God now you pull a Steve McClaren was one of the managers and the first year of the sponsorship. Although I wasn't there was the year that Bobby Zamora break. I'll be fans hearts and the 89th minute and when I am in the final final so so yeah, so I think we've gone on a journey of as I said that was that was a very tactical commercial opportunity where we that's where where the business prior to me joining like the setup at Darby and believe Darby had every all the ingredients attempt to become a premier league Premier League clubs or a business decision was made that actually it wage. Great exposure for the brand we've been gone on and as I said, we sort of broaden out Beyond sort of clubs and got much more involved on sort of the the broadcast and the platform level. We have done that to call sponsorship and have had a tactical sponsorship now for the last four years with with with the PVC. And the reason for that is it's a great platform Pre-K. So I activate on the ground if you think of darts fans and and and sort of dots and sitting there watching darn to be able to sort of give them to activate through that touring and three brand awareness and and content and I think we're we're sport is really exciting is in terms of the awareness platform the audience platform, but also the ability to sort of bring that content to life and I think what's really important for us as a brand and I'm I'm no longer responsible for our Sports sponsorship portfolio, but we will always look at access that we can get and how we really bring that those rights how we can activate those rights wage. Really tap into that content because ultimately as a brand we're not a band that takes are till to self too. Seriously. We're a brand that wants to entertain the nation our brand proposition revolves around Joy. Clearly. There's a lot of synergies between joy and Sport and when so looking at that then the the sort of selection process is always one that that people often very interested in overseeing there on the sales side. But what what do you do? Cuz you've got a if we come up to speed I'm looking at you've got a broadcast deal around premier league and champions league. Is that right? And then I follow the the football league sort of digital platform. How do you am I what am I missing out here? Yeah. I mean, so I sat on the global side of the business now, so I can't speak specifically for for the UK and and my counterpart Matt Bush be the UK Marty director. But yeah, yep. 18 Till sat me down. I think the f l deal was a was last season. I'm not sure whether they're whether whether there is that deal in place this year? The PDC would would be another partnership that I just ate UK has as well, but I think look when I was marketing director and now with Matt as marketing director, and and now in my more Global role we get approaches all the time and we get a price from clubs week approaches from from sort of associations from leagues from right rights holders from new sports. And I think it always comes down to audience fit. It comes down to Brand fit it obviously comes down to as I said sort of activation opportunity and how that also aligns with out with a win sort of marketing activity. We've got got running at the time but also obviously it comes down to relevance and and access and and and as I said just e is in the business of building its brand and driving that awareness very very hard, but ultimately wage. Awareness has to convert and and and and what's been fantastic for a digital business like just e is that traditional brand building platforms Light TV and radio still perform incredibly well for the business office. So you are not going to see the business on the switch all of its TV budget into sport. But what sport does is give us another platform and and another set of Rights and another content screen for us to accomplish our brand in a different way. So there's a I'm imagining there's a sort of Saturday night competition going on or you know, that that lets go inside that for a minute because obviously you've got the brake to tainment properties in the UK, you know, you've got the sort of Britain's Got You know, the talent shows the all the all of the big TV programs and then you've got sort of sports events as well. But is it as simple as saying okay, you need to be front of mind while people big audiences are watching at that moment and you want to them to do they sort of birth. Move straight into okay. We'll get order take-away via this is it as simple as that. It doesn't sound like it's a simple as that, but just what what's the date date of read back that you get there is some science involved. Let me if you don't mind just indulge me for a few minutes while I go back a few years to when I did The X Factor ill so you just talked about the sort of battle for Saturday 9 and the battle Saturday night is so crucial and that's why four years ago. We decided to sponsor The X Factor at the time the X Factor was getting sort of ten eleven million people watching it on a Saturday night off again had a really sort of Rich set of content that we could activate and tap into and clearly the sort of synergies and Alignment between sort of take away and and and sort of the family and friends gathering together to watch that big TV moment was so very obvious. However, when we start to do the sort of the initial sort of analysis of whether to do this partnership or not what we found was there was a mass Crossover between our existing customer base and The X Factor audience. And what we didn't want to do is frankly just be paying to to drive orders that we would have got anyway, so it isn't just about the awareness package after 9. It's about how do we tap into incremental customers? And also how do we tap into increments of occasions? And I think taking that back to football what I think is so interesting about football and and then I'll talk about a few years ago. For example, when when Domino's took over the halftime brakes on on sky and before the game started at a total of 58 minutes passed and then at heart they would they would do a call to action toward your pizza and they would remind you again at halftime and I think that was really clever cuz it's about tapping into the right occasion and it's about tapping into an incremental occasion. So I think what sport sport yes, absolutely. It is a battle for eyeballs, but it's so much more than that. It's about a battle for incremental eyeballs and the right eye balls and I think again, we're sport. It's very tempting to Thursday. Seduced by the audiences, but it has to come down to the ability to activate those audiences and the value in those audiences. So compared then a month a sort of big-ticket an X Factor decision with a sort of club or a league deal. They're different animals obviously, but what's the name the thinking what I mean? What how does it work on a club or League level? Yeah, they they are but they're still big Investments. I I mean probably bad for anyone listening his Club side at my own I and again as I said, I'm not the decision-making now on on on Sports Partnerships in in just eat but I would be surprised if just eat did a big a big fight club deal. The main reason being actually is that just the is increasing me trying to position itself as a as a global brand. Is it brand that sort of translates across markets wage? And so I think from a club perspective clearly, there are only a handful of clubs that would then be relevant in multi markets. That would be one thing the other thing with clubs as well is and and I saw this many means Kevin Ives it's a tempter is actually the club rivalry. Peace and if you take on and and work with one Club you obviously end up alienating and the Rival arrival clubs fans. And if it's a big cloud that that can be a big headache for you. I think what's more more sort of sort of likely particularly when talking about incremental audiences and also am not able to sort of tap into that sort of broader canvas that writes is around is around a tapping into sort of Rights holders leagues bodies associations platforms. That's really really valuable. And and and I think again the decision-making process would not be dissimilar to The X Factor, but it would also be taken in the context of all the other marketing and the channel wage. That is being used. But crucially, it does come down in terms of value. It comes down to the ability to to to to to build that awareness but also to activate your brand. I don't think it's enough anymore frankly off just to have you and I'm not talking about from just excites. I'm talking as a market here just to have your brand plastered all over training grounds or training kits or emails or display banner ads or I'm going to ads I think it's about it's about the activation and how you tap into that content. And also it's about aligning with a brand purpose as well. And it's about how do you then take that into the community Bath & Beyond just that core brand awareness. Peace. And that's where the value really comes into it in terms of activating to drive those incremental audiences and and let me talk about the the sort of global full. Shift so I know that you're not evolved to take away, but they've done a deal with you a phrase that right there have yeah. Yeah, so that's the same principles but laid over this is a sort of global local thing going on. Yeah, I mean, so as you as I said earlier on so just eat merge with takeaway.com sort of vary. So this year seems a long time again now and that that deal the UEFA deal had been done by takeaway.com, obviously prior to that because the Eurasian have been obviously last summer just started the summer just gone so that because the the company is now one company, but just eat bran will feature in the in that partnership next year. So it is a partnership with the just the brand will also benefit from but athletes your point. It is all about a global partnership and about sharing one brand across many markets and in terms Just the the category itself. How do you define it? First of all, cuz I've seen it defined by in in a bigger and bigger and more ambitious ways, but it's not just delivery. Is it off or is it I mean, we're quite single-minded in how we think of who a direct competition is I'm particularly because obviously we can we work with a lot of the page there food restaurant Brands. So I think I think I think it's it's pretty clear that that any I mean ultimately you could say that anyone anyone who gives someone the opportunity to place the order or eat food is a competitor has but that's far too broad. The category For Us is around is around sort of food is around food delivery and and sort of digital brands that are connecting customers wage with the delivery. So you've got your in a you know, obvious competition set with Uber Eats and deliver. Ooh, what are the the are you all the same is them? Differentiation between you other than a sort of marketing tone of voice. I mean clearly we're not all the same. No Marks here is ever going to say that and I know I should say that the tootsie businesses. You mentioned are very Logistics focused and their their whole sort of modus operandi when they first launched was to to really bring those those rest off Brands online and and to do that sort of by powering food delivery just eats roots are in are in connecting customers with restaurants where restaurants do their own deliveries and still am in the UK over eighty-five ninety percent at our orders would be restaurants for filling their own deliveries now, yes, we have lost our own delivery business and as I talked about an hour delivering for all of the big Ketch restaurant brands in the UK and and the world but but but the majority of our business is still connecting customers with their favorite independent restaurants, and we are very much a community-focused birth. And and we we certainly do not want to be seen as some sort of global monolith, which is the challenge in the global local thing. I guess is it is it is a challenge exactly. That's an obvious tension. And I think that's why when you look at you've got something like a a UEFA partnership, which is obviously a much more Global European partnership, but then you've also got tight as you've talked about the BT broadcast partnership or historically the PVC activity that the UK business has been doing to reactivate on a UK level and I think I think you will definitely continue to see that within within the group where the markets themselves will continue to do to do their own sort of sportsmanship Partnerships all be it. They will always tie back to a global brand platform which took this platform around Joy when you step back and your broader sort of marketing have we saw what are the limitations of sport as a platform? Sports sponsorship when it comes to your business, right? If you take football, for example, and you take the premier the Premier League and a Premier League club, obviously the the sort of higher up the ladder you get in terms of the rights that you are sponsoring the access becomes more and more difficult and the ability to activate the cams restricted. I think even when we sponsored take go out Sportsman and talk about property like X-Factor. We still had a lot of access we worked very closely with ITV and with Fremantle to really tap into the Habit Allen into the judges Etc. And we were able to bring our customers along that journey and make them feel part of it. Whereas whereas when you went when when I think historically some of the cars that I've had with Premier League clubs around Partnerships, the access has been fairly limited and fairly restricted. And and I think I think that's that's a problem. I think. Yes, you get that brand awareness. Yes. Yep. Happened to that big audience, but how do you convert that audience and and and frankly just having your brand on a shirt just not just not just not drive orders off-brand that's already well-known. It doesn't it does not does not drive orders. So ultimately any sponsorship that we do need to have some sort of commercial returned. And when we look at Effectiveness a sponsorship, obviously, we lived around brand metrics and and how it has worked in terms of building our brand and sort of changing brand perception. But we also look at ultimately has it shifted the dial in terms of performance. And if you there's two questions there one is it's sort of opens up that that that tension between awareness big properties and access is one that you hear quite a bit and the other so the question there is could you get a an equal returned from a less famous and therefore less expensive birth. Area so for example women's football is that is that a category that you sort of think? Well, actually we could do the same thing here or something similar with at a far lower price point is that is that a part of the conversation? Yes, look for the stage where I'm on the board of women in football and and I was fat the first male member of the board and and our mission is to age to make to make a Level Playing Field across football for women, whether they're playing in it or working in it right from the pitch to The Boardroom. I think women's football is is having a real moment in a real Crossroads just a moment and I think it's fantastic that you're starting to see Premier League clubs actually now include their women's team as part of their overall Club proposition in them marketing to their fan bases through their social channels and with their sponsors and I think what women's football does is it gives you a a fantastic Community Focus platform? And fantastic access to to to to to to a group of players who are starting to become household names if you look at what's happening with the WSL and you look at the influx of off of players particularly from America over the last couple of weeks ahead of the start the season that's that's incredibly exciting and I think I think brands have got a massive opportunity with it. But I think when I have them sort of commercial hat on the challenge, you've got with women's football at the moment is the audiences are not there that you're getting three four thousand sort of a parts. Mostly the one-offs like the north London Derby last year where there's. 35,000 and obviously the Linus's gamer there's about fifty thousand but in a w s l game you're getting no more than three to four thousand. It's a really interesting mix actually and it's certainly not the stereotypical mix that people think of of women's football, but it's got a gray and it's got to grow through TV. It's got a grade through through those this the emergence of stars and it's got a job. Through the community when I look at Brands the sort of get in early and and and really Thrive if you look at what Vitality of done with netball, I think that's fascinating and I think there's a great lesson to be learned about Brands going early into into sort of emerging areas of sport or or or or emerging Sports and I think women's football. We are starting to see that the challenge with Jose State is the women's football wouldn't be the answer per se and again full disclosure. Just I don't have any any say over just eat getting involved in women's football, but I think it can be part of the facts and I think speaking as a market here and and not as a just eat employee. I think brands should be looking very seriously at platforms like women women's football and they should be thinking of what Vitality have done. I'm literally Vitality really own netball at the moment. And I know now Paul has got its own challenges now with covid-19. Ball to the masses and and and obviously that that's been match with the end product. We're we're obviously the England team have been incredibly successful. So I do think brands should be back up and I do think platforms such as women's football can can start to to address that access. Peace. But unfortunately until until sort of the eyeballs grow, it won't address the audience piece off is it just just fit that into the your customers is it is there a gender split in terms of just the customers or it just gives a bit is that a slightly skewed more towards women but not massively and just eat is a women order more for food and juice and then that's not so fast food Richard. We were balanced healthy women. So sorry just to go back to who the customer is wrong. Customer tends to be sort of young couples of or families or people who are living on their own in towns and in subject and and and and so if you think of that sort of that demographic then women also tend to be did some more often the decision-maker around sort of weather. We're having a takeaway tonight, Not that that that is the typical just the audience what I should say, however, there is just e is is very much the sort of the Omnibus brand if you like the kids as we grow and we are the market wage in the UK and certainly outside of London. We enjoy a market share of of in excess of sixty percent. We we really have a very very broad demographic of customers and actually through by now sort of going through this change and bring on a lot of these sort of Painters Restaurant Brands. We are also seeing a lot younger customers and a lot more sort of city centre customers coming on board as well. But yep. Skewed towards women. Yeah and is the market, you know here you on the sort of there's the there's the global takeaway thing take away.com. And then you've got the you know, the the global brand new age you could sort to see actually if you're looking at this market then Niche delivery might be a future is that is that part of the month what you're looking at in terms when you look at your own Marketplace and by that, I mean, you know, it's a focus particularly either geographically or by gender or by whatever Market get across whatever distinction we we make. Yeah, I think if you take it out food delivery for a minute you just think about Marketplace businesses and you look at other sectors and you take financial services, for example, and you look at the aggregator sector. There's it's about it's about scaling. It's about scale of Brandon scared of technology and scale of of Supply. So we we see we see Players Club Guy regionally all the time. We see Specialists players come and go particularly around to a certain Cuisine types. But but ultimately I mean we've been around long as I said fifteen years in in in the UK and and longer abroad and and and our group strategy is very clear that that we we will invest in in making sure that we maintain that market leadership and maintain that we sort of maintain that show of Mind there are there are areas of of Interest always but it's a really about focusing on what we're what we're good at and thought about driving eyeballs to restaurants rather than getting distracted about sort of New Market entrants all sort of nice specialisms. Okay, there's any sports question coming up. So prepare yourself wage. Is that the same Dynamic at play? And you know, my all of my preconceptions would be all we need to go to meet this younger audience and Esports would be dead. The root yeah e Sports is a fascinating one because it's I think it's still so misunderstood. I think it's still quite hard to navigate in terms of two thousand individual franchise Asian, and I don't think many Brands clearly again. There's some Brands who have got in early, but I don't think many Brands fully understand it off we've experimented a bit and we certainly see gaming more broadly with these sports are category within that as a real a real platform for future Partnerships. But yeah, if you've called the synergies between sort of staying in watching T and ordering food the gaming audience is huge. I ran our Australian business last year called menu login one things. We saw was a big loss of rise in overnight orders of people ordering from surveys or petrol stations as a mating the UK and they are ordering gaming stacks and they would gain as they were people who were gaming and then we're already dead. Ice cream and cookies and sweets to sort of keep them going as they were playing games. So again going back to that occasions peace and incremental occasions, and gaming is wage a real incremental incrementality opportunity, and I think Esports is definitely part of that, but I wouldn't profess to be any sports expert and certainly it's an area that I think it's still still needs a lot more navigation and not more a lot more understanding from on behalf of rams, but let's invent. I really enjoyed that. Thank you very much for your time. It's really interesting to sort of take us inside the what is a real interesting category. So thank you for your time. Thank you very much Richard great great to speak to you cheers wage.

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Chelsea On The Mend?

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Chelsea On The Mend?

"Great news. There's a quick way. You can save money. Switch to Geico. Geico could help you get great coverage at a great price. And it only takes fifteen minutes to see if you could save fifteen percent or more on car insurance. Go to Geico dot com today and see how much you could save. Hello there. Welcome into the show. I'm Adrian Healey and the delightful company of one Stephen Nickell one hundred Marino, we also have the man of bunch and many has now's Paolo Bandini. He is back. There is way to get the Whigs. We'll start with Chelsea goes onto those Manchester maulings. Well, you know, what Malamalama was just what the doctor, oh, you know, the Sweden the Swedish mouthful the kiss of life is walked was offered Hudson and getting not relief for salary the British papers going going big on salaries euro break. Of course, he didn't start Joel Gino in the win against now and came out and defended him at Judean came onto boos layer layer on a game for the Josie failed salary says he thinks performance in the first thirty minute showed. How important Judy knew is to this team because it's harder to get out of a half. When the opposition press what he isn't playing school. Seat forty come out and had words about Cantey hadn't. They just the day before saying Cantey in that position. I wanna play play who's able to move the ball very fast. As not the best terrific oven goal goal is useful for us that this isn't his best characteristic. This is just not going to go away. Guys. There's no it's not. And so our Gina didn't start today. So you think well this is a perfect opportunity playing goalie contain his best position where he may be arguably the best defensive midfielder in the world new. You you were going to get and go look onto there. No, sir. No, no, give easy. We do stubborn for that. And so there's no chance so coach then place into that position. Now part of that. I don't quite understand four friends World Cup winner, by the way and go can't complain that position four Chelsea Premier League champion and Golic can play that position less their city from early champion yellow contemplate position before it is Chelsea and this coach and this manager in goal account. That's not his best. Correct terrific. So he's best characteristic is playing out. Why in an advanced position is that what you get the best. No chance doesn't possible quick enough Stevie. Well, the problem if you the best in the country code into everybody else over the last couple years, but you come plus the bowl, right? Those outlook. Absolutely onto the guy. The guy tried to justify playing your January time and to see to say that showed up to date with him. Not. There is completely getting rid of the whole Marlins and Manchester you were talking about and taught them and bone mirth and everywhere else where they couldn't get out. So this is called Covey your box team Paolo. Let's bring you on. This is someone who watched Meridia sorry and Georgina we can week out. And so it worked so well for Napoli what what's your take once going on here? And I am too great degree in in agreement with everyone who feels like Conti is now being used was he can be no getting the most out of him at the moment. Monday to Saturday. But I do think that we need to acknowledge that these different formations. I mean, you look at the way he played for France where he paid for less. So those a four four twos in which he was yes, it offensive midfielder. But he also did carry the ball forward from her position. Because when you're playing a four four t you only have two guys in the middle, and you have to have a certain degree of movement from both of them the way that the Saudis team lines up with the three in midfield. You have Georgina in the middle of it sitting deep or not does force Kante out of the central gets going up and down. And it restricts pot of way does really really well, which is covering the defense sitting in front of the defence. I agree that he's not being used right? But I also think that if you switched him into Georgina as role you would still be denatured him because he would still be making him sit in one place. Georgina doesn't run up and down. He doesn't get books to books in the same way that contact us. So either way you'll taking something away from him the only way to get him back playing as he was again. For FRANZ Lester is to change your formation to suit him. Now, you could do that and perhaps Saudi should be more flexible, but I think that any current formation that isn't an ideal role for him. And that's part of the problem. So why doesn't salary just switch to to a full four to utilize county. So sorry is an ideologue, you know, there are football managers who'd pregnant says they're football managers who change constantly and adopted the players they have and their full manages, you see who have very clear identities, and ideas of the sort of football that they think is the correct way and Saudi is that for better better or worse. And I think it's why you listen to in Italy out ego sake has so much admiration for misconduct was exactly the same sucky had his idea of how football was supposed to be. And it was going to be that, you know, hell or high water, and I think that Saudi is built the same way he has his way of playing and it's been fantastic got Napoli Ninety-one points last season. It's been tremendously effective. But it may not be the best thing specifically for the personnel. He has right now at Chelsea Palos. Specifically would your Julia why did it work? So well in. Italy and winds it failing so miserably in England. I mean, you could give one hundred dollars. It's that question is pot about the guys alongside and I think you've had a player in Alan next to him at Napoli who absolutely was built to shuttle up and down and you had married Zeke as well who the same these guys who designed to fill that role that the contest perhaps a little bit out of sorts. You had a league where it has to be said the game is played slightly differently more, you know, it's cliche. But it's still true that the game does play at a slow pace. Italy. It does have a slightly more tactical Bentiu, and perhaps perhaps that's some part of it as well. He was pressed a little bit less aggressively. Although I would argue that on also is really important protecting him. I was very physical. What he needed to be understood that his role sometimes was to take the pressure off shore Gina perhaps about having teammates as well who really bought in. No exactly where that's supposed to be gives you junior those quick out to give them the quick ball. I think that you see fractures of it even now Chelsea, but I think even in this game tonight. You look at the first goal and. The run the can say makes and the bulls. That's you could you could go back to Las season. See Allen making exactly the same running. And laying it off rinse senior you could find that really easily. So there are fresh is over the Chelsea. But there's just not that perhaps instinctive awareness amongst teammates of where each other all that. He had when he was in Napoli what you make of it, boys. Well, you know, it's funny is that winning goal to counter wins that ball into midfield today and goes from that long run and then laser ball, Jalen and willing eventually gets the ball across to Jerusalem. The sorry apologies would say. Well, that's why you haven't goal account in that position. And I'm more advanced role. Okay. Well, here's the thing. Truthfully, objectively, if you're depending on go to county to be the guy who drives your team four, and is a guy who's going to provide you assists, and is going to break other teams down. This is not gonna work. We said that at the beginning of the season. We said it midway through the season and continue to say it because you're not getting the best out of your play. The best defensive midfielder in the world. You're using it out with a plan to smile more. Now, we'll show you wouldn't boss a load of I don't know. That's no, yes. Your point is surely position, she'll she'll cut through all the teammates and Allen and oldest show the shelf. The fight says sharing. Physically as far as pieces can sell as a walk in the park compared to the penalty teams. They don't defend from the front anywhere close. And it was close to what teams do in the Premier League. So when you get through ova, basically, Joe genial just not good enough to do that job and the Premier League that's a fight. The biggest problem players have when they come from a league. That's not quite as good as the one. They go to as the pace of the game. They have to do things quicker than they used to doing. Joe, Gino, Sean shown he can adopted a piece of the primarily against proper teams and these never gone to Paolo. I disagree with that. I think that inferring from one season to play can never adopt. I mean, there's plenty of examples. You could find going through February hits for your to adapt. That's not can you repeat what shade and share. He doesn't have to do that used to be. But you, but you extrapolate it's something that I didn't say which is that because it isn't working right now. I can never work. I think that there's a tendency in all sorts of all over football journalism. We do this. We see someone not doing something right right now. And we say, oh, we can never do it and has loads of examples of that not being sure there's lots of players who do better even in the thirties and they played in their twenties. Of course is a possibility. I would agree that he's not right now playing the level we saw season Italy. I don't think it's impossible that he can get. By the time. It happens. Sorry. Maybe it was not. By a. He could never do it. Yeah. But I'll tell you one who's he going to get the chance right now he may be able to do it but under different conditions and with their player alongside him that is willing to do the running defensively and get boxer Bugsy just mentioned Allen. Well, that's that's what we're talking about here. So in order to do that then you have to adjust and in order to adjust you have to be a little bit less stubborn with the formation. So that then you can get players around him to get the best out of him, which goes back to the regional point the job of a manager of a coach at any level any level and any league is to recognize what the players that you have available and make sure that you get the best out of those players. And if you do that more times than not you're going to get positive results. It's not happening. Chelsea right now. Chelsea amongst the favorites to win the league joint favourite that Napoli us north holy jeeze. Jeez. Hostile fans. We didn't get to talk about but safely food three nil against Banteay baller. So if they have third favorite's just ahead severe an inter rounding out the top five. And guess what? Guys. I know you can't wait you'll be getting up early to be on the receiving end at that. You wrote believe draw which happens tomorrow for the round of sixteen. We will review. Now. Now, the great night's sleep for the old lady you venture shaft to the Champions League defeat against Athletico Madrid the ramifications rumbling on Andrea pillow. Of course, five years event has midfield. If you wanna go win the chimney you come play like that without brain without the without any desire to play. It seemed to me that athleti wanted to win. You've wanted to play around. Tough talk from Mr. pillow Palo. What did you make of it? Yeah. I sort of agree with the the frustration. Suddenly felt it was really disappointing performance from dentists a thought that Athletico had much more purpose to them had much more. No idea of how they wanted to play about them. I it seemed like you've just have one idea one idea only which was to control possession, which they did. But I think as we've learned many times over in football Sunday European football with also years controlling possession. Doesn't mean controlling the game. And I plan to go control the the pitch much than they did the ball. And that was what they needed to win. We you surprise though, Palo by the way this game. Went to see me signs this coming head of time. Event is haven't played great for large parts of this season. And I think there's been this sort of tendency to allow Maximiliano agree that because often his teams don't start seasons. Well, he tends to sort of find his solution. Find his tactical verve at this time of year. Because he's always changing he's always someone who adopts and works out. What's what's happening best first players? And that's just been something off about this event to seem for the wall. And it's ridiculous. I it feels to say that when the top of the league when they've only drawn three games haven't most any instead. But they haven't looked impressive for Rudy any part of the season. So far despite always winning. And I think there's always been slightly concerned. That's like concerned if they came up against the team back to them what they face in the group stage bets the more they face domestically that they were going to be found out a little bit. And that's what happened Stevie. You have a chance to weigh in on this. Where was your surprised level? Mock. It was it was. Was it ten? Yeah. I mean, you know, what you're talking about the remains of an old coach, your main Gylfi and and the second half in particular. He always say if you start quickly you can then slow down when you start so slowly and the opposition are always they wear headier is very difficult against the proper team to not around and he couldn't on around. But the biggest thing that stucco which I don't think we thought would be a possibility as the defendant awfully they lost four or five goals we complained. I mean, some of the Cianci's sleds the agreement hitting the bar cost putting at Wade's incredibly and then we lose two goals from set pieces. You know, there was a team that you put your money on onto at least the very least defend properly. It would be UV, and they didn't do that. And they've paid the price and there were signs they could city free to Cavo just a couple of weeks ago. Yeah. And so the concern is not only what you have. In your centreback parent with get Mnuchin neutral, by the way, who looked like he was carrying piano when he was chasing stuff and Yoko. Som. Is that opportunity that that certainly could have made the game a little bit more comfortable for commodity, surprisingly, more comfortable, you expect gains would do vendors and athletic to be physical to be tactical to be defending out of the midfield. A whole lot of fouls and a whole lot of physicality in the midfield. Well, there was a lot of physicality from critical aid. But out of the midfield. And that's the point that I'm getting to is that for us much possession. As you went to had one dating threatened to go forward and to win at the middle. It went to press them went they go in made that decision. You know, what we can beat this team? They're vulnerable today. They got after that midfield and that whole passing stop bay lost possession of the ball. And there was nobody. Nobody fraudulent who would make a tackle. Nobody making a tackle at talent in the middle third and very little of talent in in the defensive thirty isn't too ironic. Right. A team that goes and spends one hundred million on a player to make the difference to win them this title. Won't defend. And so I was going to come onto Mr. Rinaldo because defensive problems were one thing. But the attack is not exactly clicking Cristiano Renaldo. You could what he's done in this in this competition. One goal and two assists in six appearances could bid to you know. Twenty four nine thousand nine and ten he has as many right cards as he does have goals. This was his reaction in them in the mix. So you Mr. marina wasn't it saying, hey, I'll go five zero. He did the same thing during the game. He did the same thing during the game and say, this is this is where I have an issue Senator analysis that tremendous down at dinner 'rational talion in his productivity is without question. But this this a Mississippi not only is it necessary. But it shows at the gree of lacking alternates of class and respect and appreciation. And he hasn't won this five titles by himself. Right. When you put your hands up there. And you say, yeah, fight. I got five title of my zero. You're saying yet, I have five titled never mind. The teams that helped me on never mind. The late goals by said, he'll was never mind. The things that have been accomplished in the past by some of my team is allowed me. I've allowed me to be and the states that I am now source talented s he is you can go and do this. And oh, by the way, he did it in the middle of the game enforced talented us. He is and doses are in the middle of the game. And then when there's a moment to defend for him to be big for him to show his app in a way that it's actually useful for the team. He turns his back away. And they're willing the flexible for him and into the net. That's unacceptable. Worrying Stevie from your perspective, complete an Ulta classless. You know, when things are going, well, and everybody's putting you on the buck. You know, what you you take those plaudits when things go wrong, and you turn Ronin you do that. Then you just couldn't alienate yourself, and certainly if I'm a UV fun. I don't want to see him doing. He hasn't won. He hasn't won anything event is. So he's gonna rub it in their faces. Well, Paolo let's bring you in on on run out of how much of a disaster. Would this be a jury if if if they failed? I mean, they brought him here to win the Champions League. Didn't they wasn't the way in Syria. They brought him to win the championship. And they failed to do that. And crash out this stage how much of a disaster. Yeah. It's big certainly I think you could look even the comments and indeed the tweet but out by the manager Allegra off this game. He basically tweet this twenty days to save the season. It was as blunt as that. And I think that at least is that honesty about it. I think event is came into the season being really nakedly ambitious for the first time because of her now because we're now there was they said, look, we're trying to win the champions. The they didn't say as we heard him. We're trying to get the quarterfinals and see what happens. He said we're trying to win it now that very much on the verge of not even making the quarter-finals, and no one's hiding from that saying, look, this isn't over we can still turn this around the sill the I'm Bishen to do that. But no one is currently saying, oh, well, there's still looks to play for we're trying to win the league. So at least if nothing else that there's an honesty about it. In terms of how damaging it is look commercially that you went is already tied up some good deals off the back of those signing they continue to do. So not sort of the first most important step of bringing him in blunt number Matic, though, it is they bring him into raise the. Rosa club to raise that commercial income that working towards that. I can't imagine it does anything but bad for those deals going forward for future deals if the team is not reaching the last stage of the champions, which is part of the image that you sell you sign Cristiano Renaldo because you're going out. But it's a win win the European Cup to win the champions the without that it suddenly loses some of its luster. But a lot of those deals are already either set up or on the verge of being sit up, and I don't think in the media sends at least it's going to cost them financially in that regard. Of course, you do do some straight up prize money and TV revenue just from being out of the Champions League. At two nil down though, it is far from over and the ultimate tend to agree with that assessment. And is only little Molin three two one two still go for even though let go to oversee one defy they only just more than three to one event just to get through and off the banking. What Palo was saying about lake we tweet twenty days twenty days to get ready for the challenge to live and win all together to the? End Paolo ten they turn this around. We'll lay turn it around. Look, my see my gut instinct is no because this isn't just any team. They're up against our up against let's go to Madrid. I think you could look events is recent European history and say, there's there's reason to believe that this is a team that knows how to come back in ties. They did it even loss for Madrid. They made this incredible comeback from losing three homes. Very nearly win at the Ben Abell give away a penalty at the end to blow it, but they were very close. You could go back to the game against buying Munich a couple of years ago with the same thing they went away to Munich and very nearly pulled this extraordinary out the fire. Oh, you could go to the away game against Tottenham where they did put off being to know down in London away from home and finding a way to come back and turn that around. So they have some track record. They have some reasons to believe they know how to overtime results, but this is up. Let's go Madrid. Again, it's a team against whom they really created very very little Cianci's in that. I like, I I don't see it personally. But I also think that with again, the outlaw Cristiano Renaldo with the stature of events is a club. It's been two two Champions League finals in all four years. Of course, you have an obligation and a GT to to try how different we'll let return be insure in in twenty days Stevie, listen unleashes, brick of summit L something athletic. Always possible was one team left in this in this Champions League. And you said, okay, I want you to give somebody to know stop. And you know, the gonna take it it would be cool Madrid? So listen, the lightning does sometimes straight twice. But that's their only chance ally free to one just more than three to one on. So they can then this ranch does the three to one take into account. Someone L our live. Thing. Yeah. You. Didn't have to school one this. They don't even have to go. This place into the hands of what is at their core. What's in their blood? What's in their mantra? What Diego's Email and one side of the? No one side of this team. Come on now. Right. If you ever miss of the show it's available every day kosh to the Odia vision is be an FC dot com. Os available on I tunes. Also, and you into the Syria wholesome podcast drug today, featuring almond Palo with gap and meaner as well. This Champions League. Title. Odds have mentioned the city as clear favorites. Head boss Lona PS g Madrid and buying rounding out the top five to we'll pet on. The only doesn't quite agree says, we're not ready to fight for the latter stages. That is the reality. Now every manager tries to play their own teams. John doe. Does he have any point here? Does he ever point a would? Yeah. No does he. You know, I've been trying to figure out what is getting is. He talking about defensively because you shall we feel twice in school twice national good. I'll tell you all how many teams you all good on ten men are behind two one away from home in Europe and the Champions League and the nocco stages and win three to I don't know any. Manny. So there's no there's no question. He's absolutely don't plan. This. I'm guessing what he's trying to get out as a fact that if we play like this against some of the higher up position that is left in the competition. Then we're gonna get punished is we got punished by Liverpool last year at a similar level in champion sleek. And so we have to be better than this in order to continue to advance guessing that that's what he's trying to say. But players can see pass his own players can see real the club still in the Champions League before the draw was made. And he should right. Who's the one team? You don't want every single one of them. We pray pray much much. So I don't know where he's coming from. Well, they're still very much chasing four competitions. Interesting. You look at the odds favorites win the Champions League Premier League. Four to six four five. The quadruple think how hard that is to win a quadruple. You can only get ten to one money for city winning four tournaments. Interesting words from Alexandra. It ought to gaudy sent us Laguna president. I get that. Right. Allie. Suppose. Well, he's he's returned to theme. We've heard a lot of people talk about in recent years North American league wine Nantes on a loyal believer. We should consolidate our lines with the MLS and make it really strongly that can compete with Asia Europe. All anyway, similar rumblings of a little less here. Also ahead of will twenty twenty six it's not going away as an idea Elliott could ever go anywhere. See on paper. It would seem. Yeah. Why not sure let's do it. However, you only have to go to league max and understand how many hands are involved in league I Mex and how many people are interested in pulling in all sorts of different directions, and how difficult it is to manage teams in that league. The truth of the matter is that there are many interests behind the teams that control the league and control different things in different aspects of the league's and TV rides and so on and so forth. Now, that's only league I make keys and now you're trying to combine that which is all on itself is difficult with MLS with a whole different culture as to how to run a league. It's enough. Forget that MLS overseas every MLS team. It's we'll still single entity. Right. Okay. League. I mix is nut single entity. Sal how in the world. Are we looking at a possibility of actually bringing this two worlds together and actually make it work, man. It's a dream, I suppose, but it's a dream that I right now, I just don't see happening. And there were plenty of MLS owners Steve played paid a pretty penny to be a part of MLS. They'd be they pay that money to be a part of MLS. Would they want to be part of something like this? This could possibly be the biggest league in the world is far as teams. Yeah. Because right now, we're talking about what maybe twenty seven teams to them unless it hasn't finished yet. Eighteen teams in. So this could be the biggest league in like four Il G, they'd have to have promotion relegation. There you go. If you if you will. You've just paid one hundred million to get and you've just paying three hundred million. Why why are you to say about you? You know, no. How is it MLS rate? New forget forget we give Mickey's MLS rate. And it was building militia been talking recently about trying to emulate the biggest teams in you. How are they going to do that? If they stop open themselves up to teams from another country, actually go and again rose an identity, so before they even get a real identity the looking teed PT with the Mexican makes to me. It makes no sense. I don't see. I I from the perspective Alwaleed watery. He's essentially saying I can see the trajectory of MLS. Yep. So how about we tag along with this because they recognize the importance of the US market for the Mexican league and of support that they get from the US market and the amount of following that there is. But if I'm Malysz, and I'm thinking that my trajectories and Oprah one is we're going this way. And we're doing that good job of it, and we're growing and now our place in the market is getting stronger and worse solidifying who we are in the sports spectrum in this country. I don't wanna muddle that I don't wanna take attention from what we're doing to facilitate something for somebody else. How about you take care of your own culture, your own sport your own project, and then worry about that some other time, I just don't think this makes any sense whatsoever. From Emily's perspective. Well as of right now or about to launch into season number twenty four of MLS. Yes, it is almost upon us. We will have full coverage across opening weekend. Monk second amongst thirty including those games in DC and in LA kickoff terrestrial coverage. Finally today viral video this oh, she's been watching our Moreno well. Well. The kid Indian got tired of it is that. Okay. All right, fine. You you take me inside like that skill. Okay. Sit down right inside cut you outside. I gotcha. And then in the end the kid is going to say, you know, what I've had enough. There you go. Thing it'd be to salary probably play around on the right wing. Well, not even players go. He'll he'll play her as a defensive midfielder. We were seeing before three you need that guy. Bye. Bye.

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Twitch to Air Premiere League Matches in UK

The Esports Minute

02:04 min | 4 months ago

Twitch to Air Premiere League Matches in UK

"Twitches airing premier league soccer matches in the UK amid dreams. The eastwards minute presented by East sports network. I can hear the detractors right now. That's not sports. They say, but here's why it's relevant to the sports fan. Twitter's undergoing a change that will affect all of the sports world. Since its inception eastwards have lived a live streaming platforms will sports have lived on broadcast television? During Kovic eastwards have crossed much further into the broadcast TV world while sports are coming to live streaming platforms. This push actually began last fall. When was airing Thursday night? NFL Games on the platform come dated by big streamers like Ninja Tim the tap man Nick Merck's. For this deal with the Premier League Amazon already had the broadcast rights lockdown had been airing premier league matches on Amazon prime over the last two years, but they weren't going to twitch. This matters because twitches evolving pass gaming, even though gaming will always be court of the platform that's important to understand from a greater east sports event, context sports batches still garner much larger viewership numbers than East sports events in the West and I'll be true for quite a while if sports on twitch because a more common phenomenon that will change the twitch demo and push more people away from cable, TV in general. We'll also likely lead to a bigger focus on commercials. Sponsorship bought airtime. We'll see some of the broadcast. Audience leapt twitch. It's still common for many sports competitions to air blindscreen with timers taking down till the broadcast resumes. That probably won't be much longer. For now only four matches in the Premier League have been confirmed for twitch. What's like? Thursday night football, these are far from the marquee matches of the week. Still there's a growing overlap between sports and East Sports is twin changed the nature of the platform to cater to a more general audience. That's it for this eastwards minute for more eastwards, content had over the eastwards podcast, or I talked to the CEO and the CTO of SSEMPIJJA G. G, it's a platform that using AI to improve the game of e sports, best players he could find that podcast for the eastwards that were podcast or using the links below this minute have a great weekend and I'll be back on Monday with the biggest story of the day. It just ninety seconds.

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English Premier League Podcast  (w/Rahul Kohli!)

If I Were You

56:14 min | 1 year ago

English Premier League Podcast (w/Rahul Kohli!)

"This is a head gum podcast. All right. Kind of a new episode today. This is this is not just an if I were you. This is big. This is the beginning of a new podcast miniseries potentially called a sub caste baby maxi series how into this. We're gonna get mad. This might be the main cast it'll be a new show that run parallel alongside if I were you write this first episode is going to be released right here just on natural. If I were you feed ain't feet, and then after that, we're gonna head to patriot dot com slash J A and the rest of the episodes will be there. Correct. The show is of course, menu diving headfirst into the magical world of English Premier League football football. Not soccer soccer. You'll never hear his call. Docker on that buck and podcast. Actually, we accidents. They call it soccer a lot all the time. It's hard. We've been brainwashed. Thirty plus years of living in America in advance. What we're trying we're trying to learn we're talking to our friends. We're talking to other fans we want to become English Premier League fans. We love football from the World Cup. And we want to try to dive headfirst into club soccer. And this is our attempt to do. So. And we've I've talked about this on the show before how we wanted to get into football. We do. And I I really like I had never heard from so many people so many folks lit into my DM's. Yeah. I want you to know that I heard you, and that I read the messages, and that I told him you're that we should definitely do it in here. We are. So thank you. For your passion to our first out. Our first guest this pilot show is Rahul coli super funny. Huge Liverpool fan he's going to be answering a bunch of questions we have about the EP L and about his. Favorite team? He's going to try to sell us on Liverpool. That's right. But it doesn't stop there. We're going to talk to as many people as possible trying to get as many pins as possible as to who we should root for for instance, if you finish this episode with Raul and you like it enough to check out the second episode who did with which we did with Chris Smith. That's in our patriots feed right now your two of these podcasts out now. That's right. So I up here and first and second episode on patriot dot com slash Jay. He's more of a Chelsea fan. Wanna know everyone makes a good point. We want you guys to chime in as well. Let us know who you think we should root for leave a comment. Leave a comment tweeted us slide into our DM's we are for sale right now. That's right. And if you are interested in this podcast, and that makes you go to our patriot. Then good news. You get all of the other ship. That's already on the patriot. Yeah, we're not creating a new tier just for this show. Yeah. We want very -tarian for the four ninety nine year. Getting the bonus. If I were you you're. Jake and Amir watched videos, including the back catalog that you might have missed out on. And then starting today, new episodes of this show, check it out. Let us know what you think slide into every DM possible. Leave a comment in the patriot. And we hope you enjoy the soccer podcast. Let's get started later. All right. Welcome to this currently unnamed podcast idea right now. Yeah. This is started very haphazardly. Yeah. This was an idea that we sort of wanted to get serious about ninety minutes ago. Tweeted about football slash soccer said does anybody here? Knowing fans in comedy of football, a lady whose name I should probably pull up right now suggested rule. I'm like, yes. He is a fan of football slash soccer texted. You thought you were going to say he is funny. Oh with soccer is anybody can be funny. But you're funny and a football slash I feel we should just decide right now. Soccer football. I feel football saying Salko all I'm saying, I will call it feels wrong doesn't it? I I think I actually I like football. Okay. Says good I get to forget the name of whole entire sport. Is that because with it's easy for you to with football. Being the fact that we saw kit for ninety minutes. Yeah. That's cool. Kick it for ninety kick. It could be the all right. We're gonna talk about names of the show, but kick it's a great one. We'll put the stuff later, but the lady is Kathleen, Kathleen, awesome is the one who suggested rule two hours later. We're talking to you about football. She ruined my brunch plans. The idea was Jacob are sports fans in general. We love soccer World Cup. Soccer football, folks. Dude, do feel bad foot. Our people our own subscribing podcast. So we're like, let's let's document this journey where we decide which EPL EPL. Did you did I breathe the English Premier League the English Premier League which squad club team club club which clubs go soccer? Let's go squad. Gold squad goal. Okay. Which Premier League team club squad. We end up rooting for our fandom is for sale right now. We wanna become fans. Are you want me to pitch my mic club pitch, which is another ton? Because that's the name of the soccer field, aka the football short. Yeah. Wow. We're learning a little bit. And then in in so doing we learn about the EP L in general. So why don't we start with our general questions because you know, we see it from afar, and I know some things you can clarify others true or false. There is no playoffs. Not really. So the the end of the regular season whoever's the number one team wins. Yeah. It's just it's just points-based yet. So you in the in the PL nice. You have twenty teams. They will play the twice. Okay. So would be every club will play thirty eight games once Hyman wounds away. That's that's so simple. All right. Let's great. So a win. She three points. A drool gets you one point. Okay. I haven't loss leaves you with no points penalty kicks. That's something. Completely different overtime that more more different stuff that regulation ninety minutes over if it's a tie a draw. There will always be added time. So I did time his so it's for stoppages. So if you have an injury or substitutions taking so long as they had that in the World Cup. Yeah. They will add on. It's usually average is probably about two to three minutes. We'll be about three minutes. But there's no fifteen minute overtime. 'cause there's no not for the league. That will always just be regulation ninety minutes plus at a time. Okay. So as you can end in a draw. The only reason you would ever have extra time and penalties is when you can only have a winner. That game. Whereas you allowed to drool in the in the family, right? If it's like a tournament where you need a win or you go to penalty. Exactly, but this regular season this EPL that doesn't have a playoffs. It's just three point one point total points at the end of the season. Whoever has the most wins. So there'll be a time where like there's three games left in the season. But this team is so far ahead for now. Three weeks. People are playing meaningless football games pretty much. Yeah. So you can you can win. Some some teams of almost thing. Cornmeal like ten weeks. You can mathematically do it while thirty and one that doesn't sound very American. Yeah. Well, if you mean if you they will actually do that they'll be a game. Usually one of the big boys will will just steamrolled through the season. And they'll be like, well they've won. We'll have relegations right? So that's what I want to tell me about relegations. So every year. Three teams will be relegated to the lower division. The the bottom three teams. Yeah. It's like the minor leagues. So if I guess they're forty teams down there to not fully, there's shifts. Okay now been on. Nobody gives a fuck about the minors until you see. Oh, yes. Primarily the championship. Right. I'm not sits. And there are there's more than two thousand teams I believe in the championship. And then you division one two one two eight just keeps going as you get go down. But the Premier League is is to the bottom. Three teams of get promoted tolerate teams in the lower le- get promoted, and I go up bottom three teams in that. Do they get lower? Yeah. So you can go all the way down you too dark black pit of the web's the last three teams just play bowling. You're so bad. You can't play football. You you don't get to play the sport anymore. You become a mailman now Cardiff City. Has your favorite team ever been relegated? Like, what is that? Like for a season in my lifetime. Okay. That's was like top-five all tell me who are the big boys. So right now, I'd say probably the top sakes. So Manchester City Liverpool Tottenham Chelsea also Manchester United those are the ones heard of those sound familiar right off the bat. We're going to choose one of the big boys. We're not gonna you all hotter. I spilt some of these names like I've never heard. There's a city named Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace's team in London. Sinoe or something. Well, it's also right? Yeah. London. So London just has like six teams that go. Walk foot off no shit like West Ham. Also, no Chelsea Tottenham palace. And they're also as a few. So let me ask you this. Do they have mascots like in basketball or football eagles the bears? So does anyone call arsenal? It's like, oh, I don't say that. I say, they're the what are they will? They have everyone has like a nickname. So the awesome would fans will be called the guns because he would be because the gun is. Because the I'm gonna get. Be very upset with my lack of knowledge the all snows badge as a kind of a gun got it which we've line America the bullets at to change their end of the wizards. Like it it gunners. Forget and we're in America. Yeah. Is it racist enough for us? What do you have an ethnic slur about Indians? But yes, so they everyone has this light like nickname type thing. Yeah. Liverpool fans. Well, actually, we like you have your going to Liverpool sweatshirt right now. I am. Yeah. That looks like a dragon or a Griffin offensive sort. It's a live Abud alive. Live of buds, which is the slush fund is this a livable city symbol, got it. What kind of bird is live bird? Is it a birth? Prey I have no fictional. You guys. Making me liberty. Just going to be hard to get me to root for a team that has a bird. You got buds falcons. Falcons eagles. Yeah. Hawks. Those are the whole. Yeah. There is no I mean, you got like a rooster caucus. San diego. The gamecocks. Here's another question for you players. Not getting traded getting purchased. What's that about? Okay. So yeah, it's the mope and market, basically. So every okay. So in basketball player has a contract. Yeah. Steph curry five-year deal hundred eighty million. So if you want him, you got to trade for him or he becomes a free agent at the end of that five years, and you pay him his money so at work in the EP L, so you guys so trading. So how does the trade just real quick? Let's say the warriors wanted to trade Steph curry they try to get players of equal value back for him. Okay. And they have they have the the money that he makes has to match up. They never actually paying out any money to buy him. Correct. That doesn't exist. What is that the buying of the player? So what would happen is is say say, you, you know, the had livable, whatever. Right. And you wanted messy liau messy Lana messy. Lyle? I've been told there's that much. You are lions there's a little bit of messy sleep. What t- what team does he play for? He plays FC ball, Selena not even this league. He's not. No, he's in a lead. You buy. The league anywhere in the world. Okay. So what is that? Okay. Let's say liver wants him. That's what we have to do is. That's like the NHL buying Steph curry. All right. You don't change team. But you also take you're going to be at a differently. It's like buying a European player drafting them you'd go to win those of Pacino to transfer windows in in a given season before the season starts you've got. I think they reduced it this year in the primarily usually have between July and then the end of August. I believe is when the transfer window shots. Okay. So that's when you can do your business, and then it reopens for one month in at the beginning of Johnson, and John right now, currently the transfer windows, and so say live aboard into by Lionel Messi. Well, they would do it. It's to do with his contract. Teas so he would have signed. He's probably I think he signed a new deal. So he's going to pledge his entire career. They will he may have a buyout closing his contract. So they might say his clothes right now is five hundred million euros Sula who gets gets that half a billion euros the club go to buy contract out because that's a buyout clue. And then you have to pay the player, then wages are a completely different things. So just trying to get just to buy them won the Cup can decline at anytime, particularly if the place so they can buy them. And then legal is that will you're gonna have to pay me a lot of money because I don't wanna play. Yeah. You would be there. And then also not get them to play for you. Why? I mean, or is that all play play can be sent against that. Will you buy them? Right. Let's say Liverpool does. Okay. Half a billion. That's okay. So what we've done there is all we've done is. We've triggered his buyout close. Okay. Just a scheming. That's what he hasn't his contract because he may have had has a contract where there is no by close. There is no set amount to how you can trigger negotiations. Got it. It could be completely open ended loud. So we may have to we go. Hey, five hundred million from messy and the guy now fuck off Lau six seven I it can just keep going at that blitz. Highest buyout that's ever happened. I have no idea. I know that I think name all went for the most money. So I think he's the highest. Yeah. What was he the peel? No, he's currently in the French leak. So who's the who who's who's the best player all in the in the EP L? Yeah. Right now that comes that's biased. I now you're going to get because. Because it's it's because it's say I'd say there's a couple of the does Silva, Kevin debris, Anna, I know Belgium. Right. Yeah. From Belgium World Cup. He's good. We currently we have the best centreback defender in the while mos-, no Virgil Van Dyke. I not know that guy. Where's he from? Did he play the World Cup? He's from Holland. He. Well, Andy though, oh, they did not they what that was a big deal. Just to go back a second. I pay half a billion dollars. That's the buy out. That means that his contract is void now. I have to negotiate with messy now you have to negotiate. Yes. So that's the fee that the club said if you want to talk about how much you have to pay so you've already paid that. So that's that's now you talk too messy and you'll to get him in the room. The difference between you, and I like you care about the money and the contracts and yeah talking about the players. The hottest goalies. Some becker. Beca hundred percent. I want you to Google him eats. He plays for Liverpool. And he may also resemblance to someone may be Allison Becker, isn't that also the name of a comedian. It is also Becker. Oh this. This guy's got. Oh, look at hair. L becker. Doc head bids. Six full yet. Here. So taking. He looks white. I. Oh, I cannot ask you about the players that I know from the World Cup and asked where they play what about Harry Kane. Harry them Tottenham Tottenham Hotspur London club. Yeah goods, but I haven't won much what about baba killing him. Bubba place for parasail Jamin differently differently differently league French league. But then these teams sometimes play charter right now, that's the Champions League on my guess, fuck and mess. Okay. We've gotta find a way to. The top the twenty you'll look on Premier League team. I'm gonna guess the team with the best record wins the EP L is that like a big. I mean that must be a big huge is like winning the Super Bowl. I mean, but in the only people in England would really cat. So here's the weird thing this league. This is why it's very unamerican because America created the Super Bowl they can sell commercials. They can make a big deal out of it. They own it. They can monetize it with the EP L. You don't know when the Super Bowl is going to happen. It could be a random Thursday at four thirty AM the team clinches the best record and they're celebrating. They won the championship. And that's going to be on March third or that is okay. Yeah. That's the point. I mean, there is the day the club lift the trophy. For instance. A wins wins the league. Yeah. It is random it can happen on the final day. They get the trophy that day. Like it depends. It's mathematically impossible for anybody. But you to win. Here's the trophy. I think what they'll do is they'll that they could win say say they win. But that win is dependent on someone else's loss. That was playing at the same time, they could lose and then. Somebody else loses. And then they get they lost. But they win the world championship that day. They could in theory. Yeah. Are they celebrating one you could you could draw I guess and then start team could. And then we haven't even got to go different yet. I'm just comparing this to American football where like your team could basically be at five hundred you know, like five and five, but you're not mathematically you could still win the Super Bowl. You know? Like, you just gotta get lucky. The right time your team could kind of suck and go all the way into the playoffs. No. Yeah. No. That's not gonna happen with the Premier League. So you need to be super consistent as a fan are you invested in every single game? Like what if I chose right now? I am real. Thin right now. So what if your team is just consistently like fifteen fifteen or whatever the you're not even close. Yeah. Like, do you watch the final weeks? I guess she. I mean, it depends. If you're mid-table too. I mean, the support and the passion will always drive through and and the feeling of a wins always good anyway. Right, right, regardless of whether you're competing, but there's not just that. So fucking out you ready for this. So top place you win the trophy. Right. You in the win the primarily, but if you in the top full so to three and full you're right now, it's Liverpool man city Tottenham and Chelsea. That's right. So right now those full have a spot in next year's Champions League tournament, which is like the best of the best. That's the best four four best of the amount changes depending on the leak. Everyone gets full complete entries that Champions League. Is with the French. Yes, you'll get Lita. You gotta let alone of versus man city and the United States. Are they in there? They the LA galaxy. It's only for so it's. Teams for the Seattle. Sounders are not going to be playing Boehner mouth where. When does that start that plays that plays at the exact same time as the as the league's going on? So you're gonna play midweek. So if you're good 's you're actually getting hammered because we will play a game where we might play city Manchester City here. One of the best teams in the world. We might have them on Saturday and then on Tuesday or Wednesday. We may play ball Celona. So these glands the same time. No, I veto that one. And then once for the champions is for the champions champion is that Champions League is the champions league's different so old. There's a and they make the teams, right? So you're in these tiny leagues made up four teams and the top two from each of those many leagues will go into a knockout tournament. So it becomes you get to the final sixteen. So that was a little World Cup action. It's exactly. Every year every so what's considered a better winning? Would you rather deliver pool be the number one English Premier League team? Or would you rather than the champions are the Champions League? We all currently we've won the Champions League will the the European Cup changed names in overtime livable. Currently have wanted the most times of any team in the in the English Premier League that we have five five. Yeah. But I made it doesn't finals lost year where we lost to row Madrid's. They they most Allah's one is best player. He was such Ramos dislocated his shoulder to pitch. Sounds like you're over at anyway. So what's what's a bigger deal winning the championship? The team because Liverpool the problem live. I'm gonna pitch you might. I wanted to be liveable fans. That's liverpool. Is they haven't actually won the league in twenty eight twenty nine years. Wow. So wow. Right. So even though they've they have the best record in the Champions League yet. But they did most of that good work in the seventies and eighties. So I live aboard the juggernauts of football before I was born one everything they an and by the way site another thing it never used to be the Premier League primarily going stall it in the nineties house just the like fest fest division. Mrs just called league one. I get how many teams are in there. I have no idea I'm skewed at similar to what we have. It just became its thing. Right. Liberal one since it turned into the Premier League able hold over us. But if you take what that Cup is. And what it represented for years? We've won it eighteen times when it was a different league yet. That's kind of football. There was like before the AFL or the NFC in the AFC created the NFL. There was like oh before. Yeah. So you record still counts to certain degree. They still they still were the, you know, the winners of the top league in just wasn't team with chip on their shoulder. That's kind of nice. We absolutely have a chip on shoulder because kids who will city rivals. Now. The DP triclean Liverpool and Manchester deep patriot like fights riot that kind of thing. Why is that? I think it's to do with. I always I'm from London, which is which upset people that I support team. That's not from my say, but it's to do with. I think with the docs, and employment. There's a whole lot of things going on with that. But they also became I was because live runs up. And so there's big city rivalry between Manchester and Liverpool. And then when Liverpool stopped winning Manchester. United had so Alex, Ferguson, probably the greatest football manager ever. And he wanted sir Alexander like Bill. It's on so much cooler. If he Megan he got his Bill check how many times did they win. They are up to surf where eighteen twenty twenty at twenty of the of Premier League cement, Chester United. I think is the keys they do they spend the most money to they haven't in recent years. I think that has been an influx of there's been so manches to city different teams. Yeah. They had our owners come in. Yeah. And just throwing billions just like they just they one Chelsea how to way back when with a Abramovich he was a Russian oil guy a Lagarde. I'm in you need the billionaires, you do you need that investments? Ask you this us. Are you're going to go. I've got a very I'm enthralled showing so hard to make this. That you that's a geography questions for. Monitor the exact opposite. Where is liver? I truly like I have no idea where anything is. When you say their city rivals are Liverpool and Manchester like in the same party. Whoa. Firstly England small right? Yeah. So London being salad field. Whereas Boehner mouth, I'm serious. Because even I don't I wow does failed as got. I'm not great job Raphy. But you know, London is right on. Yes. Okay. So, you know, wiles is no, no, okay. So so London is south southeast right around that. Right. And then wiles is the which is the furthest saw the opposite side. Yeah. It's opposite side way out west live poise like north west above Wales. I think and it's about a three to four hour drive from London. If you think about it. It's the same drive to Vegas except have you heard the accent change? Now. Let's let's hear it. I can't do it. You'd have to type in Liverpool. It's the Beatles. It's the bills. But even that isn't as strong as what like a play like legend, Stephen Gerald's, you probably wouldn't understand him. Really? That's a four hour drive. If you go just an peaky blinders. Now, I've seen the pilot episode. So you had the accident, right? Yeah. I guess I hear that one again, call do. But that's only an hour and a half joy from London and the accent completely changes. So we have are you are you like, I mean, you're liberal thin. Even though you're born in London. But for the most part people born into their fan, use your Huddersfield, are you? Yeah. More than likely most most the problem, the reason I think like people like clubs like Manchester. United and Liverpool. Tens have suppose all around UK. It's just because. There's a lot to do with immigration while immigrants when they move. Really having attachment to this city, I know of Indian people when they immigrated to the UK live on top. So they just like that team. Yeah. Hey is almost your. That's like your new home, the whole entire you. Don't fucking now you just who's winning civic pride quite exactly so everybody was a bulls fan in the nineties because Michael Jordan there we go. Okay. Salary cap question. Yeah. Is there a hard cap or can you spend as much money as you can spend as much there is there is a fair. There was a fair fair play rules fat fast bending rule, which is it's you call spend above you'll. It's not really I kind of. Yeah. You have to you can't just overspend school responsibility. Just a general. What's your income en going out going up yourself, and it doesn't really I don't think it's monitored? Sexy soccer player. Yes. Most jacked player. Jack, the best legs you want the best call. Yeah. Who's got the best Coutts? Shakira. I are. Oh, this is the short, dude. Yeah. Look is calls. He's so sure what team Seon forgivable. Oh, no switched up a Swiss Swiss. Yeah. Cavs. So he's the best Cavs. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh christ. He's his Cavs. Look like aren't God, they're ridiculous. So what can you do with that on a soccer sprint? Short bursts, how thick legs. So that looks like my torso. Jesus christ. So bowl, it's ridiculous. And he's think it's the I can good questions on on him. I don't know if that's just the way he is. You've got to do something to get that out you cafes forever until you die. He's just constantly doing cafes. And then on the on the other. Right. 'cause you can't that's really hard to workout. I know a lot of Jack's personal trainers who almost. Yeah. That one is like natural more than anything else. Either have thicker legs or your legs. And you can't. Yeah. Like my or someone's once penis could be who's got the biggest dick in the peel. That's a great question. Does anybody? Yeah. It's come out come out. Someone's dick famously flocked out majesty it, Gary Pull's coast type in polls goes peanuts, these type, and then S C H LES skulls on those is not about Anthony thinking. Football players photograph their penis out or erect ask for it to be a right under their shorts. Yeah. There's a whole like message. There's dark web. I think it was pulls goals. He's being came awkward moment. When you're dick is the tweet. And then I'd there's no photo attached. There should be I'll dig around Limoges images. But you had journal persecutors Cavs. That dangerously hot. Okay. Let's now get to you selling us on Liverpool or perhaps throwing some other squads and I'm gonna throw in over squatter under the bus like oh, not choose. So if you had to choose one little segment, so even if we don't choose Liverpool. Tell us one team that you would really really hate for us to choose, you know, interesting, and what's the what's tell me 'cause you're talking to a Yankee and a Laker fan. So like anything's play for us. Young Lakers fun. Yeah. What do you guys think? The Boston Red Sox. I hate the Red Sox. This isn't good. Fenway sports group that Boston bad for both of our Liverpool. Who? Tub start. Yeah. It's kind of interesting gonna American connection Fenway LeBron James manage him or something ending not that I know of but between Fenway, and because LeBron is a major shareholder in liveable. Okay. I've been LeBron Liverpool. There's pitches in we're in the show. He's he tweets about. There is some owns a piece of the team major shareholder. Lebron Liverpool connection. That's a good. That's a good selling point his investment in liver. We also sponsored by Dunkin donuts come on that is. Okay. So which which he Manchester United is the don't that would be my team. Yeah. That would be my team. But you know, it's as much as I I've got a bigger problem with Manchester City. Let's hear that why. Because they're like they're like team in in matinal fief and someone's ton on so fucking cheat code front limited spending. So they just that's the Yankees. That's what that's what the no salary cap baseball there. Like if pretty good glaring, we'll hundred million dollars. Yeah. So what's happening is the they all why you should watch this year. And why I live poor great examples because we have spent money. I mean, we went out and and spent like what was it seventy five million on Virgil Van Dyke, which was the most money ever spent for a defender for one year. No, no, no. We signed him for like a five year deal five or seven that was just that's his wage. Just what we? Played a paid the club to get him. That's this buyout thing. Yeah. Oh, yeah. That was there is transfer feel we triggered his out because I think that was just as transfer fee seventy five Mils, that's what they said. So they would come back to us and say, he's not leaving this club Falesa on this. And then livable said sure, let's do it. And then you have to pay him how much then you have to pay him his weekly wage. We know. Yeah. And you don't know what the we? So the number in Van Dyke V A N space D Y K E wage, and I think he's probably a maybe he's less than two hundred weekly salary. Yeah. It's funny because everyone talks about the big figure the buyout figure. But they don't really know about the contract amount. In an American sports is like the opposite. Everyone knows about the contract. You don't know. There's no you want to know how rich your favorite player is. Yes. So seventy five million pound figure makes Van Dyke. The most expensive defender of all time Liverpool as a digitally handed Van Dyke. A handsome hundred eighty thousand pound or two hundred fifty thousand per week salary quarter million a week. Yeah. That's cool. And then also whatever he would have also had to have paid him a signing fee. In addition. Yeah, it's fifty K a week is that the season or the whole year that will just be. Yeah. That's his white his. Yeah. Does he get away JR. Playing in the championship too. I believe it's interesting film inclusive. Yeah. Your money doesn't go up like you. All right. So you're playing one game a week. Don't get. I'm sure bonuses. And she'll bonus. And he'll be on on just hate for him to struggle for anything. Sure. To make sure that he's getting offseason. But yes, but this is well like. He if he keeps it clean sheet. Which is you know, they know one we don't see goal throughout the game. I'm sure he gets a bonus. Maybe ten grand that that's a clean. Do. You have a favorite player currently. Yes. Virgil Van Dyke. So since he's come in so live. We live was. Thusly? We have probably the best manager. Most charismatic all you'll have made. Club and Herman Germany yet. He's from the from the bundy's leak, and he came in three years ago 'cause in struggling and what he's done to that squad without doing the man's away of spending half a billion or whatever he's just got playing probably the most interesting attacking football right now. I'm getting Gregg Popovich vibes from him if he's the Spurs basketball. Okay. They don't have the best team. But like they never missed the playoffs. Because pop is like the king. He's like the most intelligent strategy. I get the most out of his players. We've got a few like we're not they're not he's up there. With like I'd say right now, he's Parine the top three in the manages in the EPL pep Guardiola who's Manchester City's manager Pacino whose Tottenham's manager. And he's all manager. They're probably the three best all has the mice on the, and that's cool. He just love him. What is what are Liverpool's colors way? Read read straight up Wrightwood, just read. Yeah. Every other sport in the world is to colors, right? Well, the Red Sox read their red and blue we also red and white okay, arsenal and Manchester United red and black of who. Red black and white and red is straight of little straight always shorts in the shot. Will have a song. We do have a song very famous song. It's it's you'll never will align by Gerry, and the pacemakers Sar you just took another real famous and made it your song or they wrote it for Liverpool. We took a famous. Yeah. It was believe it was the most famous livable manager ever who took them from nothing team to like a toe top side way back when Bill Shankly he's the most revered manager of clubs history. I guess he's the Vince Lombardi of the pack is got it. Coach of all time. His favorite song was you'll never will collide. And that became the teams on them. What about like a chance or cheer? There's a few we go we got one from most Sala. Like when he scores when he gets just during the game and just like bricks outs always to. Yeah. And it will always be to culture song. So. Okay. Mosala one is the same theme that some said on oh said on oh, sit down sit on X to me that song shore. You had. Sit down next to me. So the most sung is most seller. Most most solo running down the weighing. Egyptian king. That's my solace who comes up with the songs. Booking idiot. This is said would truth is guy here weekly wage? I think it's on. I joined the Liverpool Fisher club official, read whatever. And there's someone submits lyrics and says to this anthem. I don't know. And they still come the real old Lodhi Mosa LA. Those on ball just they just just happens. And then you hear it like it feels actually would love tonight 'cause there's a synchronicity where it's a Greek upon by the fans, and then it's just done in unison at one point. And everyone's like oh shit. So like Stephen Joe had one which is a great when he's all my favorite player will time and his was and you'll just hear this. Steve Gerard Gerard hill pass the bowl full two yards? He's big and he's fucked hard, Steve Giral Gerard. And they'll just repeat little kids and girls are singing fucking hard can heart. It's like this weird weird. Al. Yeah. And we would so close this breaks, my heart. My should because people will come in about I didn't mention this. So we were very very very close to winning the Premier League in twenty fourteen where it's happening again right now, we could win but in two thousand fourteen we're gonna win and Stephen jowled who's best player who lifted the Champions League for us. He we beat man city. And during that game, we was so close we point. So why why would just have to just keep it? Keep going just keep winning games left. Right. And we were taught. Oh, and he grabbed the group together off the we snatched a win and he screamed at the play. And he said this does not fuck in slip and this famous sound bite from him in a huddle. And this radio sets me crying the next game. We're playing Chelsea I think it was the next game and the defendant pulses it to Stephen Gerald's. And we have to win this game. Or at least drew with to keep keep get point keep going, and as he posits Stephen John he slips on the floor. Dem ball pic symbol of the opposition plan cousin schools, and we so he's literally literally slit. So now, they sing Steve draw draw. He slipped on his fuck off. And they changed the lyrics. Wow. Wherever we go CHOGM at anytime about Liverpool. Someone tweets me gif of him slipping you could type in and say, Gerald slip. It's bad break breaks, my favorite level time is he's still playing. Now, he never got to lift one trophy the he so badly wanted. Yeah. He's called what you don't even turn that by the way. Demba would also be good for case. That's the best song ever in football. The brothers. One is his name is y'all Tori, and the other brother is Tori, and they have the best Sean ever in football. Let's hear it. It's just y'all. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I tour right Colo code because as team as well. And and it just goes even over and over again is that a British thing specifically the song or do other countries do countries do it like. Like ancient ones to rice. They have been around that long. Yeah. They were all I mean, you'll never walk linesmen. Are they'll sing that? Right. So that plays every time we enter the we go on the pitch. And then also the club the fans will sing at various points. Every club has a song even Boehner mouth born Muth. I've been waiting to wondering what the fuck is bona math phone -ment, number twelve. Born. That's way too long to the foxy talking about. Clubs have a someway, a Manchester United's one of the most common one is is they sing sunk champion ale- something it's about being champions. Dismissive of the. Mencia easing. True blue. Yeah. Blue. Yeah. There's a few. It's very I think it's more common with with the the that is stigma against teams in the south's. I particularly London-based teams tend to be not very loud them will parsh- civil that give it up as much as the northern fans and fans of the loud. It's like game of thrones. Right. That's Jake north. Yes. The rough and ready down for Liverpool's the Stark's on the hundred percent. Yeah. Like, they would be there up that definitely fell. We're up north just before Scotland and all of that before the wool there. No Scotland teams in the EP L, no day. Have there aren't actually there's only ready to teams in Scotland ninety caz about, but it's base mainly with to do with religion. It's process and Catholics. Tell me about this team. He's every team seems to be named after city. And then they're at number nine is just the word wolves. We'll with that Wolverhampton. So we'll. Their mascot is the city. I believe I could be roam the Wolverhampton wolves. I was Wolverhampton Wanderers. Yes. They were teams. We'll have to wonder is. Yeah. But wait, see, I'm not not prepared. No about the wolves. This shows how quickly we started this podcast texted. You were thinking about starting. And then asked you to come in early reading. I I will. I know is is enough to impress an American people. Listen, you're an expert to me. Yes. I am like really pull. So your play more fee for than watch football L interesting. Yeah. See your but your endorsement, basically Liverpool. And then you're anti -dorsements is your is manned city. Yeah. I'm. And yet because I believe the valet all ruining Manchester United Manchester City in the same. Yes city, and then they would be considered Dhabi rivals. So when when awesome play Tottenham their rivals because of the distance they they showed the same city. Right. So one that both north London clubs. So that's that rivalry in Liverpool. Our city rivals could advertising. So that will be Everton Liverpool be considered a doll game. Then there are deep rivalries that all not related to necessarily being the same since he's that'd be liveable Manchester United. Let's let's talk names, we need a name this show. This is a few of our brainstorms say mostly my brainstorms. Jake's favorite, wannabe hooligans. Wanna be okay hooligan is just any soccer Phanor rowdy drunken one thing is British specific. I mean, there's football hooligans football. Yeah. Who can still be a hooligan? But I think is usually associated with football. Okay. The break the great British kickoff a lot. Okay. Great British kickoff. Yeah. The soccer football show who. New fan who this. After wannabe hooligans. Every single title is from Amir. I have not come up with a single one new new fan who this is is doing better in my mind club fan witch, kind of like a club sandwich pun, but also asking us which fan club, which Radi. Rady strong. Okay. Lastly is yours kicking it. But I feel like maybe there's already a soccer football podcast called kicking who said kicking it. You think he did at the top? I did not endorse that. Kicking it? All right. You said kicking it. And then we said it should be. I think it should be football in football in it in question and explain soccer in it in. It is deconstruct that for the wood in it. Yeah. You know, use that isn't it? It is. Yeah, it is an on. It would probably be used as a substitute for for for. Right. Got it football. Right. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. How do you spell it ID and apostrophe t-, it'd be I and then I in and in football in and and I e yeah. In our imposters for using that word, or is it is it, okay? For us to appropriate. Like that football. I'm Lenny you'll allow it. I'm in Dawson it anything. So I that's what I would. I like the clubs club football fan with club fan witch fan witch. It's just it's a it's a good pun. But a terrible. But this podcast is not going to last forever. Cast has to have like a name. That's like, oh, what's that new podcast? You listen to club fan witch. Club sandwich. Hey, check out this new podcast. Like, you got the ask to have a name that you're not afraid to say new fan who this is. I'm not afraid to say new fan who disk because this is where it doesn't. Football. And there's also aged? Yeah, I think is is the cover image. You dabbing? In a perfect world. What about fan? Oba football style fan Daniel back at it again with the club fans. Voter mouth USA. If you're going to purely on your location where you were born what teams should you be fan of Gaza? Great question. I I think like you get away with. I I'm not from north London from north west London, but it would be completely acceptable. If I suppose all snow because it's it's not that far on the cheap. So like in London, it's a matter of like blocks it I mean, I saw your many teams in in London late Chelsea like I said, I didn't even get to like Queens Park Rangers. Which would be really close to me was another club called well, Fulham Fulham's Flums nineteenth are going to be. Relegated, dude. Yeah. For the month. Well, but they will also newly promoted which is struggle. So they've just come up and have just come up and they're like back down. A few years ago. And I'm not pitching fetus is less the came up with nudie promote and then won the league. That's right. There was like a five hundred to one shot fucking on who's insane. How did they win just went on? There was a I think that that a great manager. They had the thing is the league below them is probably harder than all leak in its own way. It's so competitive, so you think if all of the teams are just mediocre trying to get to the to the top. But I think they're actually really goods like so there's another okay fucking. Oh. Okay. EPL? Yep. So Liverpool for instance, when they start a season right in August. Will be available for full separate competitions at the exact same time. You have the premise leak which that we do in. Then if the Champions League, which they've progressed in the now in the knockout stages of the law sixteen they're also in the FA Cup. And they're in the League Cup thing. They just crushed out the FA Cup yesterday. Those away. You will nearing the FA company English Cup and the League Cup. The League Cup will be played Darna. I don't know why the league cups to my straightest one. It's just those same twenty teams playing. But the FA Cup. Let's in. So you'll be playing teams in the division below you. I can't I can't you're sick. We gotta stick to the can wrap around these four league. So there's two tournaments base. Three ornaments in one league. You'll be in three tournaments and one league every okay if you qualify cheeses, Christ, just focus on the big. Seven seven games, you play more games than weedy in basketball. It's eighty two games. Naval bollocks, isn't that excessive baseball one hundred sixty one. That's why you need that you know, because you got to watch something every summer day for three and a half months. As ball to baseball games in a day, a double headed, it's very easy to play baseball. You don't have to. Fuck shoulders pitchers. Baseball players bodies. They're pretty much weird looking out of shape. Yeah. You can be a fat forty seven year old play baseball way. There's no way full plays off. Applies can play that volume of games. Yeah. What's the oldest? What's the oldest football player depends? What position you play goalkeepers tend to have probably the most longevity thirty eight. Maybe they can go to. Yeah. Then go into their full. I think before he's an Italian bald. Right. No, no, no, no, good looking guy. Beautiful is I did a commercial with him. Well, yeah. That's pretty cool. I'll give you an exclusive. Okay. Cigarette outside with him while he was in season. Oh, he was just fired. Half Luigi reform. Yeah. He's in his forties. Goalkeeper since the Muslim jeopardy. It depends on the it's usually with speed as you getting Sliwa. So they were -sition that it's okay to lose speed a little bit yet. But usually most people start looking at retiring early just like. He's just like how often are players bought in like to another league entirely. Oh, very often. So like if you have a favorite player, they could be gone. Like, what's the average like your favorite player? Will you be able to watch them for a few years, or as you usually? I think I think you get you'll probably get between three and five right from when you buy someone unless something crazy happened. See usually usually going to see that guy for about three to five years. Most saw is in his second year. Are the lifers that guys on the team for fifteen years? Oh, yeah. For sure you'll get you'll get the guys won't though that positional stay. I mean, Stephen Joe never didn't leave us for fuck. I think he played I foot seventeen years cheeses. Yeah. From e came on the pitch when he was not like that on the. When he was someone walked on. He was like seventeen and I think he retired from us at three let's go. There are some similarities to like the American football. The American basketball we watch. But then there are some things that just don't compute. I think the closest. I mean in terms of for me watching being in America. What do I if I with basketball in an ice hockey? They all the ones I can grab the mice. Yeah. Is hokey. Definitely I find really enjoyable that would be more spoil once I immigration to your country the connects you're gonna be connects fan can't stand ducks fan ducks. Nice guys. Not just because of the Disney movie. It is I I wanted to have a co excuse I literally it's to do with wasn't and Joshua Jackson. All Josh Jackson. Gordon bombay? Which is your nickname? That is. Mr. porn name. That's funny enough that Seoul say where I get my bras. By brow club. Really good, man. I thrive eyebrows. Thanks, man. Are a little thank you so much for joining us on this. This first episode fuck. No. We've learned a lot. We've because we went from absolute zero. Yeah. What have you got? Now, we have we know how to sing the most all Assam to know. To know. What is it most Sala pitch which? We don't have a title for the show yet. But at least we learned a lot about I'm going out for you guys soccer in clock in Thakur in English word, and you can go typically in a very American would smush together kind of. Yeah. Like east-meets-west style. Okay. All right club fan, which. It's on shea. We just need a song for it. Anything you want to promote anything? You wanna talk about discuss your Twitter is ambi- now. Last season who cares. Yeah. That's where my Instagram guess role clearly for teen. But even now, I'm not even using that much. Yeah. What are you taking a really weird time? Got to call out AT and T forgiving shit. Yeah. A white for technician. Yes, they didn't show up. Well, you're here because he didn't show up a little bit thankful to them for that. Thanks so much for listening. Everybody this premiere episode will be on our regular podcast feed. And then the starting now afterwards will be on our patriot feed. So you can listen to the rest of the episodes on patriots. These Lisi's Hickam cold play rose. Got it. Now that you have your own suggestions as to which club squads teams. We should they would call it scouts. Yeah. People do. Yeah. Yes. Quotes scored we're still we're still for sale. We should just say. Yeah. Still up in the air. So let for cash what's that? I will like a team for cash. Oh, that's pretty cool buyout. Plus has the most a weekly salary. Can we get that billionaire to pay Jake twenty twenty grand a week to be a fan of true? He's an influence or he could do that. Yeah. Influence oil wells, run deep and his. Are we back soon by everybody that was a Hickam podcast?

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Prememento #111: Season 3 Episode 35 - Matt Holland

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Prememento #111: Season 3 Episode 35 - Matt Holland

"And the idea is through an interesting structural conceive essentially telling the story backwards. Beckham show. Nine. Save quarterback. Save Grow Up. against. How Do the right thing to go channeled through. The. Schuylkill. We've done this before not just podcast in general, but we've done that many times the idea though we let you in on something. Is a little bit behind the scenes a little bit Admin, but we don't have it on the air strove for about taking care of business oh. Yes. Now I don't think it's an underestimation to say that we are one of the pioneers not just of the Audio podcast world industry but certainly, one of our true staples is the idea that we are constantly referenced. Episode by episode basis that football was invented in one thousand nine took are we now close to a stage where that joke can get sort of poor sorry Paul Y for Rainier died because of noticed in recent weeks on other platforms and more specifically one of the boy platforms is Monday Night Football Jeremy Character and Gary Neville talking about the best teams of all time and they continually referred to teams and things that were pre nineteen, ninety two. Now the reason why we've always used this joke in the reason war being so sarcastic about it. Is the English football history is much bigger broader brighter and more beautiful than simply to conform it to the Premier League era. We talk about the primarily era not because we don't care about what happened before because the so much of what happened before you think the podcast along now, the extended cut to all be five six hours well to be fair when we're not Alaska, it's work anymore we will break the violation so you can be self isolated listening to this wonderful podcast for twenty thousand to the extended, it'd be the extended extended extended code. But we closer to a point. Now where you think because the primarily it's gotten a little older innovate self has more opportunity to reference what kind before it because it's not like we're talking about a small sample size anymore and Ado foin the more often than not players on twitter and media outlets are more inclined to look further back than they used to be even ten ago I suppose. It is a bit like when you're a kid everything, your parents like is weird rubbish and passed it, and then when you get older and you have more appreciation of moving things in life and you've made your own place in the world, you do tend to be able to look back a wide things more appreciation because you've gone past that stage whereby you automatically Ervin came before is rubbish. Everything that you're doing everything is great. So you hit your stride. Depending how far you want to stretch definition. Astrid. Yeah. So that's got to thinking, okay you're in you're part of world's not seed as the greatest defensible time to Lubango how was it but then premier league had to in order to succeed be seen as the big break away. Everything that came before was backwards and old fashioned, and this is the new way of doing things because he terms of coverage for example, yours used to be able to watch flight football on mainstream TV. I mean not every week or anything but if you think about it comes of. Generation you really think about it. For the fat remains the not one single top-flight game in Premier League history as been shown free to us not one, and if you grow up in the sky you. Of course, that's kind of yeah. But Babu beforehand, there was even many on TV or whatever. That's such a coach shift. If you use what before it order for it succeed, you've gotTA. Ram Any traces what came before to history don't totalitarian. Really it's funny because I was talking to someone just this week about the F. I cup and the regard with which was held versus the regard which is now held and I think the thing that never gets mentioned is the idea. The one of the reasons why had such steam is because it was one of the few big big big games that everyone can watch. Protected I mean he's still technically protected on TV has to be on terrestrial, but even though is more widely available. There wasn't that saturation of workers like. Much today that was kind of way you saw pickens every game coverage where we are eight ten games. This season I think that in the years before the primarily because you were. So Fa Kolkata groom volume this where one game around or whatever we can all get behind and is no coincidence since the payroll went up but the amount of games shown similarly went up as well. The FA Cup of. Do think even in the early days of the Premier League and I love. This is my nostalgia talking to what loads of people I knew would score. So it was harder to watch even then I'd also in terms of saturation before the Premier League and for the first couple of years European competition I mean previously European Cup win the League that was it. You E for Cup was usually come second cup-winners-cup you own the cup that's it. So there were not many English teams played in Europe so. Supporter supportable those teams it wasn't much of your life in terms of your main competition whereas now gop top four Champions League at least free usually in the group stages of euro per league. So there's a lot more English, teams evolved in Europe. So there's a lot more of European coverage on TV and so has knock on effects in terms of the weekend games been rearranged. So TV coverage and the shedule being affected by that and become a lot more prevalent even if you're not a sports team us in Europe yourself because you advance applied inside, they freak book you gotTa Blind that anymore because they're planning Republican I got play Sunday do. So it's become more of a creep really in terms of you've always got to have more standard of what's going on in terms of TV and over stuff even if you're not on it yourself, there's another flip in that as well, which is interesting as you mentioned European competition, the top European competition European pledged to. Champions League gone through very similar ray branding branding 's because they changed it from knockout group stages. Then two group stages than longer age eight condo transformation, but the point. Is the reputation from everything that happened before in the old first division versus the primarily a seen as premier league new shiny better whereas in Europe it's the other way round. Interpretive Day European Competition I. Think he is because I was going to say the Lewis caught up in filtered a bit but it sounds European Cup and I figure if you still being kept now it's appropriate competition in the world. The World Cup joined the on talking about no doubt in my mind the best players in the world are would decide they want to win it more worker but I think it's harder to win the Champions League that eastern woke up, I suppose you look in pounds pound quality then Champions League. Probably is but then even that's go away now in terms of us. Spurs. Become more centralized attempts to the top teams I, think it used to get a lot more shocks used to be. If I think about know Ronnie Radford Carnival up. But you don't really get that very often anymore because the gap between the haves and the have nots is getting bigger and that's also in Europe even though I would agree that in terms of pounds find quality, the European Cup is still more difficult to win the World Cup. There is so called the gaps Brad. Cook England Panama Panama with the lowest ranked team teams the tournament broken recall six nail con against banks that's beginning to happen a bit more Champions League certainly, in the last ten, fifteen years the way they've re organized it in terms of champions of respective nations go through the champions path y versus if you want your league in Lithuania, for example, you would just be locked in inequality in process with the. Team that finished surge in Scotland the wherever, and it will be white it unfairly the these teams that have no real claim to the old process of qualifying for the European Cup are light in there but money talks and it's the best way of leveling the failed while still having not a lower in the drawer if you want to call it inferior Cardiff out, that should be the fine balance but the people. Charge of it that at one five ballots Kind of the. Where you've got one on the ground at one of the topics. We don't care about. Actually I suppose. ALLERGIES BETS BE HEAVY Heavy. Wasn't. Yeah. We don't care about him, but let's see. Who Knew that this talk? Oh, by the old school wise of the Premier League and the Champions League and indeed the. Copies looked up with end in a see and that was a see store for Detroit is also as it's actually going to be the opposite to this podcast, which apply we're talking about he's probably GonNa definition of steady as she goes Oh. Yes a lot. I might seem like we'd actually tried to do something. This is the Vermont podcast too quickly alongside Luis Barroso always in first season, we went from game thirty eight to game last season where for two, thousand, eighteen, twenty, nine all the way back to the first incarnation of the primarily and this with telling the story the primarily to themselves every position, every club, every era, every see-saw rollercoaster, unbelievable Roy of emotions that you could care name and say. This episode. So Monta has been very steady sullied ultimately on the looked and this woj he's one of my draft picks. This is why we had him in this season. Go back. This is the first episode. If you do not know who we actually drafted individually, we had five separate picks. He's one of moines without further ADO GONNA get stuck in after the question that I ask every podcast what is your general consensus opinion of Matt Holland Solid? Lose Butch returning down villa. I mean in terms of. Succinct Straight to the point answer I, think even my hollow probably just matches played. So indeed and funny enough we didn't know we. Would have such a recurring theme as we do this journey, which is not the usual standard because we go from the end of their primarily to the very start of it, we arroyave game the funny enough linked your draft pick with this one because you're draft pick that we talked about a few weeks ago was Ben Thatcher. He's last game in the Premier League was loophole to. To and walk coincidence Marlins game in the Premier League was Liverpool to shelter and just to even underlying. Football is a perpetual Salako of things that will toy everything together in the neatest little. The hundred episodes of the parliamentary podcast which came out on boxing day last year, we talk about Craig Bellamy and we mentioned how he was one of the only people we'd say I fall who's less gaming the primarily coincided with a goal in the Premier League of enough that's comeback again, and what's also combat was again is I season and disaster of a club that we didn't know pinned itself throughout this currency is that we're doing, which is in Douay Lisera Allen Power Jew. I wouldn't quite call the triple threat, but they threatened Shelton's per merely place and it was ultimately called volume of priorities. Not Season, went down I'm hoping it was my it was my jas. Consider the idea that he gives one, hundred, ten percent and this is appropriate. So of Segue here this season Hololens last game for Charlton. He plays two more years and I think this is an important thing to knowledge because we're not normally, they'll too much into the outside of the premier league stuff but this is to juicy topic to leave alone especially in regard to current day my Holland's last game for Charlton as eight minutes of rearranged fixture against Cardiff in two thousand and nine die end up that. Season going down from the championship into League one and this was a club. The had spent twenty eight years in the top two divisions. Prior to this I think that's remarkable consistency for any club Lallana Club. The necessarily perceive as being huge in the traditional sense. Well, we talked about kind of erasing time in terms of those perceptions if you're of asserted vintage like us. Charlie were you solely primarily new one overlook? Everything goes well until it doesn't know what's going on with in the moment in terms of the own schiff. Non Ship we'll. Go free one owner to another thinking things are going to be okay. No joke about looking back in the glory days I a soldier you Sir Charles I'm looking back. You almost got looking back in the season into primarily down kind thinking to. It's amazing. How much football can be that cruel to specific farm buys it fails almost predestined. So of Lloyd, the finger of fight has literally picked on because at this time in my last LASCA, when they go down from the chairmanship to League one. Thinking well, it can't get any worse than this. They didn't get leaked to I. Suppose that's the only positive as you were but you WanNa talk ripple effects, ownerships I mean, you can even say the Wind Charlton hot the previous on a going to get the pronunciation wrong because. I Was knows road wasn't it data science media and let's be perfectly honest. They won't ever way saying he's been called worse and given the way things were going Shelton at the end when plies had to look up tap water and they had the free breakfast taken away from them wherever he was called fully deserved it. As people saying man, you got cute for worser to be fair. Now, those places queued up for water to flow you boss that scene is a good thing. In terms of like green energy definitely. I. Mean you probably. Collected in a bucket they left out. But the the the principals. I want to take you back actually read something in an article the fascinating just alternate Tomlin's not just for English football but specifically for children because Holland plays his last game in two, thousand, nine and dubai-based investment firms. Within. Twenty four hours of a tank of a deal in October of two thousand and eight only for the credit crunch to flatten their interest. The last minute it's you're talking about worldwide financial circumstances that takes these one thing away from Charlton and I'm not gonNA turn around and suggests that they would have been perfect Charlton but I read the words do investment I think other teams have had in the future probably it would. It be enough I tell you shorter bs and it just makes you think realize just how much goes on in terms of what can determine clubs fight an also as well as mentioned in terms of low hyphen. Everything is the Matt Holland I respected stalwart of the clubs he played for goes out like this. Especially scientists we need to floyd mayweather and go don't invest in Newcastle Gabon John Oh. Yeah. No definitely there's no. Fair. In terms of flavor, you can sell chosen because lie Lebeau. Yeah. But he's a fire. Floyd maybe we'll see something similar himself. Now, I don't want to dwell on the negative and I don't want to prolong the misery as it were because this is as I mentioned, one of the much better applies in terms of reputation and a symbol almost of Bryce. So we'll move back to two thousand. Two Thousand and six an interesting gay for my Holland in terms of the factor plays very all of the opening south over the season Mrs Koi a few games only ends up racking up one, thousand, seven, hundred, forty minutes, and the interesting thing for Charlton is the it finishes on a sour note with three defeats the end up having them finished mid table. But the star of the season is remarkable absence nonetheless as well. Full victories straight off the bat, and then they walk into Chelsea saw the were quite proficient win. Shall we say by Holland Maxi's return in that game for the enough plays last winter and then they'll lose to spurs a couple of weeks later and those three defeats it always relation to but. What follows is run of four defeats on the balance between the end of October star December and unfortunately the rot sorts sets in yet Sanford quick was four nil nils in between. So the January and February are not so steady zero really speaking view ever looking for a soy this destined for a mid table finish this form and they ended really badly as saying. Failure by the end in terms of kosher leaves and I suppose you could have had some persuasion in an argument of yeah. Curbs Saudis Times as far as they'd garden I need somebody else did the freshman things up tight them to the next level as workers. This is a commodity in terms to the previous season's star was probably the most of you have starts in. The fall of came a lot earlier so I suppose you want to be inside I. Suppose the Charles Find All curbs has gone always go in book I suppose you could persuade yourself foot find you always try and say the positive in terms of your own team's even okay it's going GonNa be talking about could we get in because six level Iain Dowie? Sucks like. With that, which are fine. Remarkable is the something that we talked about the season before for Charlton. But whenever we've talked about it, the players that we've talked about the not really in so much relation to the club or they don't have the club to so much heart that you can gloss over it to a point where you don't realize what was actually setting in the club at the time and firstly, let me surprise you with India, we were seen as. A. Good Appointment Board, they were very unused to having to appoint a manager or put it Wa because cards have been there for so long way could probably tell in terms of the reasoning how they ended up with your. They did the reasoning for endow leaving his previous job yet we touched upon it that similar reason for somebody else we talked earlier on in the series Robbie savage. What is be close to his family and you know it transpired that. Bam Blackburn that was a bit in it but you know probably ten twenty miles no fifty, hundred whatever in Donahue's at the site excuse of all I'm leaving palace because I wanNA talk about family and you end up Charleston probably salvage. Like okay, the Family Bryant or Portsmouth calling someone else. Is. Probably. Rumbold is basically just moved next door and it's degration is did like family that much? Yeah that was close enough. Geographically down the road, it's like stop there. The other thing though is the can get it in the sense of clipboards are similar to manages. But without the price if you get Roy, if a board gets things Roy, in terms of their process in terms of their up in terms of their infrastructure, the club will or should succeed not always the case for relative in terms today goals the thing is a manageable get all the price was boardroom won't the one thing I. Will say within this is the if a manage homes in something goes wrong even the worst manages and I'll never thought actually this is a positive, but they have their methods they saw stick with it too. It's very bitterest and especially in terms of Charleston Darwin followed in those that followed lawyer where the board, completely the club to a certain degree plan was apparently drawn off point Curbishley left a plan that involved them as you mentioned building on the platform that they had. Gained through that glass ceiling and it was seen as we've got blueprint. Now let's do this. It took them forty days into the season to go. Well, we're not doing nothing and it just feels like if you're going to put much and effort into a plan, can't fuck off La that season where Chaugai down it was equivalent of you've got mugged at the cashpoint Charlie to get you rights to police stations reported. Salted, and then you struggling away and get hit by police car. Bud. The other thing is, well, you talk about in your analogy before you get mugged, is it possible policeman was in on it because we're talking about the last season off curbs without run toward the end of the season they knew he was going the players stopped is there a sense of was already set in at that point? impossibly what makes that worse to really stretch this is she is you would only ordinarily go to cash boyd if you knew you had cash so it goes cash boy you have the expectation the hope that got some cash you've done stuff to get cash in the bank. And that makes it worse. You've done all the hard work spurs were, and then it just gets. Away. Certainly, quicker than the F. It took you to get to that place and I play where you can go to the Gospel in footballing terms. The decline is now only much faster but much sharper, much harsher than any successful building of foundations or in the analogy, we using successful building a funds you want to have a cashpoint outside this much if there is a tortured metaphor in the rest of the. Are Day to find. I'm one of the things that we said Oh. One of the things that is going to become a recurring theme as we go back is this entered the season thing with Charlton on these days if you're club with modest resources. Meagre resources the worrying position even in the championship when I went down wet boy the debts while not and for all the players that they sewing in the Bush season, they did catan throughout show White's bill wasn't of control everything was in hand, and then it makes even more mystifying as to how it continued to go. Wrong. But what would happen in the Premier League is the this succession of seasons where it's boy this far and no further and you know four or four. More parent. They. Don't win a game from the middle of March on woods and they finished higher I think than they did the following season by. was supposed to following season. They got this lumpy earlier, but that was more colored the if you're going to say. Season primarily this is more like it in terms of start off. Okay. Get into a period called at the end of the first off the season where the Ford. Maybe we can get to Europe January two cars star in the middle of March. She went to Nila Spurs. Okay Yeah. This is it. We've got the keys to British car algae. In. The exhaust tortured metaphors I didn't realize we do want directly after Makita and then after that, you're home to West Brom you lose four one rubber and shore scores a twenty minute hat trick. This is a season West. Brom had the great escape on the last day. The lowest points total fingerprint league to stay up and watch you for. Anybody decent season until that point talking about the car, no J. Day gave West Brom the jump stop now they've got nothing left themselves. They caught him after that they don't win for the rest of the season struggling school goals and not keeping clean sheets devolve wanted worst games wherever you live a life when they lose away to. Norwich at the end of April eight, th minute winner for ordinary of former Charlton player clarifying absolutely dreadful that game I, always the loser because I was a new show. Watch it, and so they play police of season ends up police going down. So at least as element of. Shit, but at is up. Then, you end up taking the merger who is in charge of your rivals get relegated, which I can tell you for personal experience. Does it go well, if the team doesn't play very well. If I've ever seen such a more blatant case footballing foreshadowing took it about the last embers of the season where she loses a few on its OH. He's GonNa. Go now to then go remember season where we didn't win in the last knowing I we manage to send some team down on the last day. Let's get him in charge this inaugural I mean in terms of what Charlton did because even at this stage, it feels I'm just hammering is That I actually really -joyed in the premier league directly a didn't ever have the world superstars that didn't have a manager had the biggest show of money or blowing smoke up his own asshole looks another English manages that. There was I. so of Humbleness, a modest nece, a failing of wages can do things the quote Unquote Roy, which never is a good thing to sign for because the reason why other than winning the one thing they did do in did really well, they beat so many teams they should be and they did this season after season police. West. Brom Fulham and Everton four games spicer five sandwiched between a wage SAT Hampson we've said it before over numerous incarnations, the podcast disodium Charlton could have over the course of a whole season what might have been if you will. then. This is a season web boy, the beat Liverpool, three goals to Kevin lists be hat-trick seem to recall why're and then one of the key results I'm one of the key things not boil remember this as much as I do but for to Boxing Day Against Chelsea Scott, park absolutely dominant in ends up as a result of this moving to Chelsea those breaks what was I really solid hard-working offer mid-table midfield partnership up to that point of my Holland Scott Parker we've touched upon it for over teams of the moment the turning points, the sliding doors when things changed usually. PODCAST is, worse. And picked it up fortunately for Charlton, they season is no exception because the charter, no force who said all four off a cliff on the end of the season wants established themselves and it's slightly different. This time route in terms of the actual fall is a lot less in terms of positions in the table and what I had an aggressive. The hands before they fell was a lot more substantial because we've ten games I game twenty eight in the League season, they were one little home their. Fourth Scott Park has gone by this point. He goes pretty much day before transfer window shuts in January and they had appeared whereby died after he leaves, they lose armed Poland then next guy and they lose to Chelsea. Then they lose a home to Spurs, but they follow up with a win against Blackburn they loose one store but at Middlesbrough that game in the middle of March, they win the fourth thinking Marlon schools and say, okay, we've got to out free the shock of losing best player to. Say Kay shaky that groggy feeling we can kick on from there and we've seen the season follow. Charleston. DNS's we one in nine or they don't win in nine economy find that the forties after they be Middlesbrough. They lose away at Newcastle they lose a home villa they draws for. Smith. So you got free Games one point after that the record isn't horrific for the rest of the season they went away at Liverpool. Blues Lose Weight United Loser, Fulla draw to last the Jordan leads base mounted. It's not great, but it's not as a Riddick as the later falls, but it's only that slight tweaking nuts light knocking off course you kind of say woman team kind of all the time without them negative useless taking. Scott. Parker out that team did not make them useless because then I'm going to San Fernando road book taking Scott. Parker our that team is a difference which we are. We can actually do some to. Maybe. Not come the Champions League work for for being come V six euros per liter. We can do that and he's going to be a player who's the envy of most of the teams Li I news a fortunate they run into Chelsea in that time where anybody who's English who's remote diesel we're going to well, this is the effectively chop because of their efficient good todd were behind the scenes and on the pitch an older now stir curbishley was using both in terms of transfer market and what he was doing on a training ground by found a crack in that glass ceiling and it's not so much die filed to break through that crack it was the. Above it in Chelsea sold that this team was about to break through when? I knew exactly what they were doing now in terms of gang for them that would make them better. I've said before and I'll say it again Scott Parker into Chelsea. Really. So of hindered a what could have beaten very good midfield primarily, career fucking is going to tell around and he's going to slap me in the fight I fucking good career and he's got every decided I would love to a similar sailing with A. Benefit actually applied for those couple of days afterwards, rather than just being kept up lot. One of them figures that you don't take out of the package in because their values going to be bigger and I think there's a few places you can call it a site from this periods. You could have similar comments about, but in terms of Charlton dot com to break in the Glass Satan's reporting that this was the moments new. Terms of if you get on the pitch then I suppose you could say, well, yeah, we got a Fox. But at least it was alright. Hans so many comes down smacks dollar. Card is building is like a Cheat Code woj We get to a point in twenty twenty I think we've already passed this point actually transfer phase don't mean anything. The hoarding of money means that a team lake and Bequeathed to use this example, Manchester United can mike finally, ratify the rafter filer will no consequences as opposed to Charlton who filed on? Off the field level in terms of their decision making once and were almost punished. Well, I suppose it depends what you by five and no consequences united hasn't been caused extreme in a sense of still in the private lead. But in terms of when they were, they were team winning primarily can get trump's league finals now joke just mean. United can fuck up time after time after time and if I get it, Roy wants in the next two to three years. They could quite easily be back to that very quickly whereas the work that have to do present die to undo all home that's been putting in the last ten to fifteen years it's almost impossible it is of. Getting back to where they were at the height but it is those foundations. How struggle those Detroit foundation we on a long. I would say he's refer to your previous, which is just it feels a little unfair. That's that's what I would say. Terms of the little guy gained stitch big guy. The CIA dynamic. Questions though in terms of this season and in terms of this run specifically in relation to things I've just referred to for the course podcasts I fall as positives Mulholland own Koi justifies the CY is the epitome of Charlton but you see a lot of things in him the also or at least I saw in the club itself that run as we mentioned toward the end of the season I'm just going to specifically refer now to the home games pollution filler home lose to portmahomack the droid bombing harm the troll with less through a harm, the choice Saddam's in. Those Games I've mentioned you would think the Four points to qualify for Lake you could get that intuitive games. The question I'm going to ask is what children not so nice not too naive not too complacent, but is the fact quite simply the if you gave another Mo- fissiparous fan base that carrot dangling front of them they would've might be added extra yard extra moyle. to get them over the line and the same with my Holland in terms of like he was a very good player but was there a little bit of malice missing the some most top lies? Have I think my holiday party sums up shown quite well Joan that era terms of what the main postage was solid dependable consistent. Before for Scott Parker so I suppose it also you mentioned earlier they had a period of twenty eight years. I years would have been in the top two divisions distantly a happy challenging for the title in any of those it terms of the top. Got So I never had that kind of killer instinct as you call it under pressure. There is a really Yoyo quite. Slow. If you're in the top flight noise if you get relegated at the end of the world is how before and you're being promoted in not sense yeah. That isn't that pressure stop into the heels Simpson extent wins the next step. Jaw was factored outside when they did kind of really push up Russia's next next step where curves. Shit. This is not just in terms of Holland and the why his Charlton career ended and the similarities with Curbishley, and the way he left Charlton and then just suddenly turned around and went to shit the speed as we've continually mentioned with which it all goes downhill is a think Charles be the test case in IB boy certain teams react with the panic and the speed with which they do because of this. Idea the CIAMPA, all the blocks in the right place to build for the future and I still got it wrong. Well, it's called the margin for Aristotle's less. This is my holidays. I isn't one. Oh, three or four. So he's come in in his own issue me why made a impact as he was my captain right way which from the circumstances from where he came at the plaza the Charleston. Had at the taller. Does attest to him because I got applies Graham Stuart where should be I Chris Paul, Dean Coy. Been, they're thinking they might be more natural choice for captured but no you giving it to halt and he doesn't come across somebody who's going to be like rant and rave in terms of another Irish sentiment filter come across as being similar to Roy. Captaincy. Opinion that we'll get to that lights are on board. As you mentioned, it's Captaincy Style and who is awesome a pitch. I saw an interview actually with funding off Darren Ben and it was talking to by basically Holland new free one. The nine and we'll go down obvious why specifically to watch the reserves. So he knew when they would come into the team who were what they about what they abilities were like, and he said that when he sold out and this is talk about captaincy leadership and what it means to care for men to follow you into battle as it were on the football pitch of our B, Lee Metaphorically, etc, etc which is the his standards never dropped his performance can fluctuate you can have a good. Game can of Bud game control something that doesn't come off all. He can be doing things and it makes it look very simple on for the large majority of games. I would say he's one of those guys that just linked everything together to the point where you just go. Oh yeah he said a seven ten. He's not done anything spectacular, but it's just sewing altogether and when you see ya, that's what galvanizes the and that's what led scholten while he was there with the Armband we've talked about. Parkas about how leadership spurs boardroom level like you've default NATO things go badly quickly. It's also quite easy to of leadership like in terms of leading a group Yeah Satan example because I think you see all kind of careers generally kind of most careers good fans you gets talk because of really your individual ability to do the job No because you're a good leader normally get people in leadership positions useless. By leading people because the skills have been good at what you do a different to be able to lead people. So from Holland where you to get to his Still thinks side of the football in terms of his own individual. But to be able to be seen as a great leader eventually stops in Charleston who was captured aware. He was the Camonte festival to Hebrew because you need something more because very easy terms to just say, well, I'm good individually. So you all need to be excuse me I've me because you're I'm going to help you get better prochet I was gonna tell you that's mostly leaders in any kind of career path takes over the a bit outside of the norm to balance trying to send. The comments about Obama holiday demonstrate his ability to do that, which isn't necessarily. On the field he's GonNa be like Ronald. Pay. Skulls out but it's still a vitally important role a one which few people actually any good a-. So firefly's him fraud and just minutes ago. I asked you pin something we're not gonNA pay now because we go back to two thousand and two I'm well aware that there is a season. After this, we do need to touch upon very briefly but my Holland's not in the Premier League at this point for what he's doing during two thousand and two to summer of two, thousand and two playing in woke up Japan and Korea in Republican oil and soy. The shall we say had a gap to fill in midfield? Cut into. World Cup having just been spoiler demoted for the Premier League scientists as probably a bit for Downer and then offense occurred probably weren't entirely lifting the mood I think one of the things that just get lost in all the talk and the jokes are pointed and many and we do many of the pointing and the joke making in regard the on did actually have Tom. He scored. Go Yup. Cover is a damn good hit as well from having seen it just before record it and not what you particularly associated with. From Holland they go out on penalties under the Spain. He misses one of the pattern is it's a pretty damning when you come to think of it in terms of both a general ignorance in terms of me not being able to immediately recall, is he in an Irish painter Radford this site I'm not GonNa Use England as the only example, but I know from previous experience, the the plies that do tend to be on the unfortunate end of penalty Michaud. He's fall in love slightly more difficult for them. It does depend on the shootout way. Miss it like especially for England has of England. Lives if Mister Peres of no consequence. Yeah. Much Gal Scott Free. Talked about in terms of this podcast Paul it's. Ni- he's not gonNA FIGHT FOR IT CARRAGHER MR key battery. He's not verified for Mr, the panel he's Reaction to it. Yeah. So, we have not bury your lucky busted. He missed the penalty wedding be Columbia. You're having no reaction Mr Pedroia talking about you know wall mistake leading to situations consequential roughly downhill. Why not was missed a quantum alive gun-free well, he's was just GonNa. I then to his. The toys and lows of football show. Yeah. So really Frank Jordan handsome meets the lowest I possibly could be together that high. But in terms of if you want to Christopher Nolan this, he doesn't die a hero all become the villain because at the end of the day just moves on with his international career and I do not somewhat refreshing coach from an international fund by show and it's not you ever think about this in terms of which you could quite easily oil and be Spain which shooter not inconceivable. Even from angle there's no sort of bitter regret labeled there isn't but. As respective literally, the biggest moment is national grid is taken up. Four Dakota what could have resulted? He misses they're out in tournament. They don't qualify for the euro's thousand and four. They don't qualify for the World Cup two, thousand, six, that was it. We started talking about the optimism and the camaraderie the Roy Keane exit from the tournament manage to always the mall and put them all together as a group allowed and they were. Talking about just how miserable the? After that. Basically, Africa's Industrial Career Steve Stores these manager that's not a great place to be. Important Football is so fucking cyclical. Steve Staunton. The captain tournament everything comes back on itself party apart from Charleston to our effort outback. Good things African. By said, not looking out for a well. Jeez. But then in terms of talking from his Charlton career transition is back a- leaves to go to Charlton in two thousand and three having played a full season in the championship by four season because he's Lazy Bastard Emissions Long. Game in the League is First League game and Mrs. Life. For six years lazy lasted. Yeah. I mean there was a trap door to fall down there and not completely failed on it but still we are talking about plant racks in some serious minutes and so serious games for which time joining he's now you look at it and go fucking Oh we saw at the time these days we also saw the time the are stay in the championship will be very brief as it turns out I eventually got up but then having heard. Then but not quite full season in the chairmanship. The reason why he's in there in the first instance these because Ipswich having played a very eventful season the year before have another eventful season for all the wrong reasons that talk about wild ride especially, the equivalent of casino we ten pound Goto the roulette table, put on black your win it w stakes then you put it on on, read us as it. I had a good team and it's bags. Let's see. The. Highs and lows. But that second season he was never present. They start the season playing in the FA Cup and not doing too badly in the grand scheme of things. I mean they managed to get themselves through the first couple of rounds furred rounds I like a to Inter Milan win one they'll they go way to second-leg it's not quite close new four one unfortunately for switching terms of their premier league stay that does precipitate a massive falling from grace as it were but that's kind of the the view like are we were distracted. By Europe, and that's to wear Philip Africa. Lost Day did not start a season wealth Europe was the distraction really first seventeen games. Would you lighthizer the gas out in games I? Would I mean I'm looking at it right now so I have to say, Dhabi, are the one and only soit that manages to succumb to switch in this opening salvo is opening salvo is half the season pretty much further enough acid up road that bomb and you could tell how bad you have done. They Winfrey in the balance after that and then move giddy. Of Nineteenth there. So you tell you got law work to do but then they lose a game but then they went four zero, seven, one seven out of eight to twelve and I suppose that stage you got to thinking well we. Start we really have left that to go towards the sea, but we're okay now and serve exhibitry would is has. The rest of the season, is it one again? It was one and it was gave thirty five. So they win that they are free games after the season that right team, there's a bit work to do, but it's not impossible by stage free defeats renegade by. A twofold question actually, I've in terms of season because there are soy. Works. Really well as evidenced boy, not just this ron this season but by the previous season that will get onto when they've got the momentum they've really got the momentum but gang bitch slapped at homeboy Liverpool six now is that enough of an excuse while I don't think Southampton to Skis I lost nine nil. Fully prepare to use an excuse that. Being. So slowly sarcastic when I say this the in February, you've got the momentum back and then it all goes away do the reason and the more serious question. The run the tiles off Sushi season play. The home and live Pauloa. Now, we've talked before in previous seasons. Haya running will change tack to came prior effectively I'm trying to say as always keeps which only really had to eat four games, five games to save themselves. So suddenly, dot six zero defeat is not in the middle of February it Roy at the point where they need to start winning games because they know they're not going to lateral though and he's kind of fresher again, points on the board is not and I suppose. which season is a bit like we talked about old school in terms of before things happen we to school here with this reference, it's not episode of the Simpsons. Who needed to try and get his citizenship and he had various Cheetahs in order to try pass the test telling about knowledge, and then he turns up to the exam. The question is what would it causes of the American civil war he goes. Economic State tensions, and all they examined goes just say slavery and he goes it was slavery but it was racially season is basically just is for George regardless of whether that is true or not wherever that's over-simplistic, which is to be honest it wasn't his fault entirely. Bad but this is an search might yesterday Georgia told his. and. So then the star of the podcast we talked about seesaw and this was as you mentioned, see source or seasons try sight Outta viewpoints. I'm quite impressed with myself. I'm not to law this is the fourteen take. A switch get to European place having just arrived in the premier league a fifth place finish for promoted. Soit it's one eleven achievement and in parallel to something that we're seeing this season from chef, it wouldn't have thought of seeing this again or at least these days are wouldn't authority to impossible one especially nowadays, arguably of the gap is widely nowadays. That so I mean a similar in terms of life shifted united nowadays search by I think boyfriend tipped to go down I. Think the slight difference was from Recollection Sheffield. United was place in my football. They won't come on a company that probably most people at the May Tiv tight. They'll do okay. Home they were gotta from what I remember Vix, which was this team coming rob bomb team use. that. Absolutely. No. Place in the Premier League it's all just relegated. Now that was that confounding of expectations and it was a mixture. Grizzled veterans. There was a spring clean of like young talent in there and I suppose Marlin doesn't. It wasn't young emerging. If you WANNA Cola, they call if he'd been established, you know it wasn't. Tony Mowbray in this team or John mcgreal, Ella Malvinas Jimbo deal there the grizzled veteran side of it as it were and it was just. It was the system to hide belief in and they don't even stop me. Well, this is really impressive actually. Yeah. One out of I five and then things start to click things start to roll and victory leads the going do think with certain soy dhs they need one victory that they can hang on for a while in terms of okay. We need the primarily now and this was up for them fully enough of an end up four points behind fourth the game that does them mathematically INNOVA for they lose two one to Joe Spencer schools bring in this. Everybody shoplifting. In terms of the gap between teams and the cycles and all that after that they eight-man city he say what Sean go to Schools Romance, Rosa scores the winner. which. After Matt, Holland of course switch the tables have turned somewhat between two respective teams. But I think there's a lot to be said for a couple of things really are mentioned in terms of the early season woes if you want to call it that five games in and you said about by the comes up has a belief and this is why I think my Holland career is oft overlooked. It's because it's almost the same career two different clubs the switch and thing is doing very good things in a team that you wouldn't necessarily expect to as good. I mean they do have horrific ending some fortunately, but it's the idea of collective belief used to see this more often than not when I saw it comes up, it has certain amount of momentum. We're used to winning teams to the top of the championship versus Tim to the point of the. A reason why those clashes go very specific wise when they meet each other one saw used to win one saw juice to lose it. So in that come up, yes, there is a gap in terms of quality data bridge buck momentum to all about momentum and do the thing I was going to say is you mentioned which were looked upon door pawn as being so and cast aside is this a case of going back to what we said at the star, the PODCAST, which is the in terms of the premier league in its first decade, its first incarnation the I would go so far as to say the while the Rabin, a multitude of eras since. Only really in the fast. So here which is Ferguson and then Vangere citizen everything's charge locker year-by-year basis more or less premier league in its earliest might be slightly overwriting itself a little. I mean, there is poverty I mean we talk about the early early Bid Privy League whereby there wasn't a huge difference to what come before. Eckhard. Fridge that probably little bit by the stage in terms of. Winning euro two thousand but it's up to the England national team performance that cod been bled into views primary league in England did well in your ninety six. Robbed in a welcome. So being the national team is solid I k they are linked to a degree and also in terms of European competition, we talk about the top united in the Champions League in ninety nine astor when European trophies Chelsea when European trophies so card of this feeling of the march she's on, you know we're reclaiming golf place at the top table after having to come from behind after being banned from Europe for certain period of time. So that's kind of reflecting service use at this stage to of primarily history is just garland conical. Thorn influence beginning COVID. But also in terms of we could still got anger line like English teams. So did I say if switch kind of a combination of not perfect time as they are all school incensed majority Garland Virus. Sprinkling the Dutch. which always goes well in Ipswich because that very good contingent of Dutch players in the early eighties. But still kind of bridging old school we've elements of the future, but then the reason for needed Georgia's the easiest kind of scapegoat what snacks is thus too much lusty. We've moved away from what we were Yup and the interest. Of Switch, this season is the Cliche is you come up your home for what you need to establish gonNA keep you up. This is taken to the degree that record is at home win eleven draw fife lose free cheese that's for teams. We've been in light establish near the top of the primarily for years. I. Mean. Phenomenal pro record. Just been promoted. The comparison is made is our stoked their record nobody can handle more founder my head without doing research, which is the best application to make. I'm pretty sure stoke never had a season league homemakers goes interestingly enough the three teams to bits which home that season leads. 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GSMC Soccer Podcast Episode 83: Mourinho's Job Safe? (10-10-2018)

GSMC Soccer Podcast

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GSMC Soccer Podcast Episode 83: Mourinho's Job Safe? (10-10-2018)

"Hey, DC right now at vision works all prescription. I wear every frame. Every brand is fifty percent off. Yup. A nifty fifty percent. Thanks to our friends and family event. What's even better? It applies to both glasses and sunglasses. That's right. At the vision works friends and family event. You can save fifty percent on all prescription eyewear. Why? Because we like you a lot vision works. We're here to help you some restrictions apply see store for details. Want to know the latest and soccer, then listen to the Golden State media concept. Soccer podcast from m l. s. the world, the Premier Li, we've got you covered the latest update, the hottest matches news on the league's top players. It's the Golden State media concept, soccer podcast. Listen. And welcome to the GSM see soccer podcast. Of course, the GMC podcast network Rican find other shows baseball, football sports, fantasy football amongst other things. I'm here of course, Mark Souza. I'm here with my co host, Jeff Melania things are joining me Jeff. Good to be here. Think you said for me to introduce you as the beautiful Jeff. I said, no saying, you have no proof whatsoever about that. Yes. So we'll go ahead with that with the beautiful Jeff. Male enough. Thank you again for being shots. I'd like to talk today going to recap the English Premier League from this last week and take a look at some of the other notable teams in Europe. As we look at Madrid, Barcelona Juventus by Munich, see how those teams performed in there. See that three times fast, Madrid, Barcelona, Ventas Bermuda. We'll see how this teams performed. We're also going to figure out today Jeffs favorite English Premier League team. We're going to figure out the team that he will support from here on out. I'll keep to my word. I will support this team every time. We're on this podcast way. I can't do that because of that's that's that's I can have personal thoughts about it. I had to put my unbiased opinion shirt, but we'll figure out the team that's best suited for you whenever you're ready to make that jump to the English Premier League. Okay. Okay. I have a series of questions and I have this insanely intricate algorithm in my head that is going in your head or you found it online. Oh, it's in my head. I got some good ideas though. I. I just I can get this. So and then we'll later on. We'll talk about the women's Gold Cup right now with the focus on the US women's national team as they participate in the Gold Cup that's currently happening. And of course, the women's World Cup is next summer, Jeff. I don't know if you if you know, but. Does I help America wins it? They're always favorite, hey, you talk about Paul PA from Manchester United and his comments about losing a little bit of focus with his club team, Manchester United as of course it relates to the rift between him and manager. Josie, Marino we will definitely talk about Josie marina today. A big focus. We talked about him last week and how his match against Newcastle was a must win. We'll also talk about the upcoming international friendlies or some of them, I guess, are not friendly's anymore. We talk about the UEFA ever friendly some of some of the time not most of the time, but they call them friendly's because they're, they're not in competition. They're just playing games to get some experience. And yeah, we'll talk about that and other news and notes later on. So. First and foremost, we will start in England where we saw the top two teams in England right now playing against each other. This last Saturday, and that is of course, Liverpool as they hosted Manchester City. Last year, these teams, they had some big games against each other, not only in the English Premier League, but they had some big games Champions League, which ultimately, Liverpool got the upper hand before they made all the way to the Champions League final. So it was a star studded game coming in with both teams proving to be good at the start of this season. Once again, Manchester City. You know, they did lose in the Champions League till ever, but they had that incredible English Premier League win, or they won the league. It wasn't close. They ran away with it. So there looking do the same though. Teams come in sitting on nineteen points and it was a take game from from the opening minutes. I think a lot of fans, we're probably disappointed in what happened considering zero zero game. With two star studded teams like this. We're talking about the two highest scoring teams in the English Premier League coming in. It was maybe a letdown to see zero zero game, but I understood why both teams played very strong, especially in the midfield. It was contentious game throughout not a lot of clearcut chances. I'm not sure if one team can really say that they should have won. It was real tight. Fifty fifty possession seven shots to six. I mean, just wasn't a what to separate these teams, but I think we will see a better game the next time that they play. I think we'll see a little bit more attacking. Jeff, what do you make of this game? You see, you bring. There's two teams here. That can score goals, some great, offensive talent on the field of courses. Good defending on both sides, but is that a little disappointing zero zero game in such a the game that's built as the game of the week game that ends nil nil. That is disappointing like regardless of what team is playing like you're going to see, you know, like we need the crowd react. It's like the huge reactions to goals, and that's great. And all when there's no goals you pay just to see guys running back and forth football, he'll know it's kind of disappointing, you guy you wanna. You wanna see action. Yeah. I mean, there wasn't a question real quick, but go ahead. I understand like ties in stuff that happens a lot and talk about what if it was ios, yo can't just make until like shootout. So at least they see some goals like some action. I mean, I guess you could, but the one, there's a draw. Both teams get a point. They move on and play another day. I mean shootouts I think if you start rewarding teams for wins and shootouts like other than like a knockout game, like in a World Cup. Or something then gets out of hand. I think I think then you see teams playing for ties more. I see what you're saying this smaller. Okay. And then just do do do a whole nother thirty minutes or forty five minute period. Yeah, that I understand that. But then you're asking players have already ran like seven miles to run like another three to four miles, and then they gotta play a game like three or four days. So that's really grueling, but I'm just trying to think of it on the has a fan fan's perspective. Yeah. I mean, there's been obviously there's been things discussed or mentioned to make the maybe the result more exciting where like maybe there's more more of a resolution at the end of the game, probably the the league was probably all excited about this matchup thinking this possible high scoring affair or leashes one goal. It ends nothing. Nothing. Everyone's disappointed. Like, I don't think it's not just the fans about teams, but I think the fans of soccer general the front office men and just the coaches and players in general. Yeah, but what that being said, everybody plays everybody twice. So we'll see the play again. Yeah, they'll play again. Exactly. So the next time they'll play in the nothing. Nothing again and it's possible. It's it's absolutely possible, but I would bet large against that happening. So. They both teams, they get a draw. They get a point, they maintain their standing except for Liverpool slightly drops in the standings based on goal differential because Chelsea defeated Southampton three nil another game where eating hazard just shows up. I mean, he scores again, he's on fire, and now he is playing as well as anybody in England, and it was a relatively easy win for four, Chelsea as they go into the break with the lead, and then they add onto more. So they actually fit right now on a second place. And we move onto arsenal arsenal, big win five one. So if you goals Jeff, that game provided all the goals, you needed five for arsenal one for Fulham. I'll take six schools. Thank you. Yeah, yes. So if you I- goals are snows striking on all firing on all cylinders right now as they just continue their strong start as they're now in fourth place, they seem to be progressing well, with the new coach, they have new players, a new formation in new attitude. They started off the season with a tough first couple of games, but they've really turned it on as way. So it's nice to see them kind of regain their form as a top club in England. Trying to improve on their finish last year of six place. So they're trying to get back into the top four like they've been before and now they currently sit at for their crosstown rival Tottenham. They also sit eighteen points. They did win this weekend as the newly promoted side Cardiff City, not the greatest game, to be honest with the. I think a lot of people expected taught him to win by a bigger margin than one nil against a team in card. If that's not very good hasn't won and they give up a lot of goals. Tonneins been doing some injuries, so they had some players rotating in. They had some injury concerns coming in. But regardless Harry Caine was only able to get a few shots on goal. He did not score, which is surprising, however, ton of wins. They moved to fit the big a big score in this in this weekend. Surprising scores born with actually beating Wofford four. Nil. They get a goal in the fourteenth minute, and then Wofford gets a red card and is a goal early. So they played about sixty minutes that game a man down the end of losing four nil. So it was a big win for born with as they improve on their incredible start to the season that seeing them when five games only two and draw one. I don't think oughta people expect them to be in the top six or even in the top ten at the end of the season. But as of right now, they're in six, so great for them. We see wolves another newly promoted side, a new promoted side and another win for about soccer about leagues like that. Like teams are lower leagues. If they do really well, they get promoted to the big times like literally is the beauty of the game that is like the the best thing about, sorry, I wish they did it more into American swertz just like such as a like NFL like some Meyer like you've. Make a minor league type of thing. And if they win, they get promoted and the worst team, the NFL gets drop like nobody tanks and soccer? Yeah, aunt. Perfectly NFL. So no team tanks. NBA no-one be taking like they'll move into the into the imagine if you imagine if the NBA or another sport vol- disease, the NBA had teams. If you got in the number league, if you got in the bottom three, you went to the g. league or whatever. It's called now and your franchise lost like half it's worth. Okay. Maybe maybe not lose. It's worth because that's a little mess. But I mean, you will because you're going to a different TV contract different, right? But overseeing to go to the game, I would say the last place team in champion switch, just one. So everyone goes for that top spot. Yeah, it's it's nice. So in England, the three bottom teams out of twenty go down on the three top teams from second division go up. Do you know the NFL also and make a minor league NFL group and try to see what you'd be? There's probably not probably doing basketball so the they totally could. So the thing is. They could do in other sports, but they just won't do it. Regardless though. Last year we saw for only the second time in history of England were all three new teams. All three promoted teams did not. They all stayed up not one got relegated because a lot of times one of the one or two promoted teams will go right back down because they're just not getting enough right. Like they don't have. They don't have the money, they don't have the talent there. Good enough to be the best and second division, but not getting enough to survive in the first division. I don't think we're gonna see that this year because I think Cardiff City, I think they're destined to go back down. But we will see about that. We're gonna talk about Manchester United. Actually. In the third segment, they did win, but it's how they won and their outlook going forward, especially with their manager shows Marino there. Star player. Paul pug it's an interesting dynamic going on, but I wanted to get back to wolves. They beat Crystal Palace one hill. Again, they win there right now in seventh place a newly promoted team. They came in and they've been white cell for wins. They only have one loss and three draws. Other than that, I think that was the most. The most notable scores of the weekend right now we see Huddersfield town, Newcastle, United and Cardiff City. Those are your bottom three teams in the English Premier League. They've gone all three of those teams Jeff have gone eight games without winning a game games. Yeah, Huddersfield has zero wins. Three draws five losses there at three points. Newcastle's two draws and six. Six losses are two points Cardiff to draw six houses. Two points. Those that was those three right there or my picks where my picks to get relegated and it's looking that way as neither of the three teams have a win, but we're gonna take a quick break. We come back, we're going to figure out Jeff's favorite team. Then in the third segment, we're actually going to talk about Manchester United and Josie, Marino and the drama there also talked about the women's Gold Cup a little bit when we could win. We do the story of me funny my team. Good. So you were saying so many different things. I didn't catch it and then we'll follow up with some news about Real Madrid, Barcelona Juventus by Munich, and we'll do that when we return see their sports fans football season's here, and it's time to get in on the action with my bookie mybookie is the industry leading sports betting website that offers real Vegas odds on football, baseball, and all your favorite sporting events. You can take a side the total or even fantasy points props. My bookie lets you bet online and wind bay did the game already. Kickoff, don't sweat it. My bookie has in game live betting on every major league. Andy vent, even east sports. There's no better time to join my bookie. Then today go to my bookie to open an account and start winning use promo code champion. When you register for your account and get a one hundred percent sign up bonus up to one thousand others on your first deposit today. Visit my bookies website or call eight four, four, eight six, six twenty. Three eighty seven. 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In segment one, we talked to Bill the English Premier League in how the big matchups Shaked out this last weekend. In this segment, we will be finding out our buddy Jeff Mellon off here. We're gonna find out his favorite English Premier League team, the team that suits him the most. He might not realize it. He might not know that he's a fan of this team, but he will know today. Are you excited. I sure went on. Okay. Are you ready? I'm always reading. Manasa wishes. Hold on. I'm gonna ask you a series of questions I needed to be completely honest with me, and more importantly, Jeff, be honest with yourself, just be honest with yourself. Can you do that for me. Okay, I can do that. All right. Don't worry about the questions. They might not seem important. Just answer them as honestly as possible. So I'll start give me your favorite color. Blue. Blue. Do you have a preference of the shade. More would light darkish. No, I that's. What did I do? I prefer darker blue. Okay. Is there a color that you just can't stand like something that you would not wear? No. Okay. Sometimes people have like like, oh, I hate this go, but you're not one of those guys. You're pretty open, but you just all colors. You prefer Balu. None of your favorite sports teams are blue though. This sharks there -til. Okay. So yeah, now I've heard, okay, so let's stay on that topic though. Because sometimes in England, some teams have different shades of blue. So like teal or like light blue, for example, how what's your outlook there? You prefer? Darker. Blue. Darker blue? Okay. But you don't dislike whether blue. No. Wearing Lehner blue develop North Carolina blue eye powder. Little. Okay. Okay. Do you care about how your phantom will be perceived by others? Do you care about somebody calling you front runner? Do you care about somebody calling you a bandwagon, or do you get offended closing Ben Wagoner because I'm not. So what am I never now supported my team? So let me give you a little bit site if you if we determine at the end of this that you're a fan of one of the big clubs, like one of the big powerhouses in England will bother you if people are like, oh, you just like them because x, y, and z. I'm not gonna like brag how much fan in like shuffling. Yeah, we did. We did. I'll just like them as a team. So does does fan authenticity doesn't matter to you? Absolute. Okay. But it doesn't matter if somebody's like, oh, you dislike them because they're popular, right? If someone says that to me, they should. They don't know me because my closest for everyone in my high school in college, everyone like everyone that actually knew who I was knows that I'm not a bandwagon. So you're comfortable with being called being. Because you know that you not come from, we call around. Not, but I'm saying, okay, so this we need to figure this out. So somebody calls you a ban Wagner front runner that will bother you. I will tell them how right that's not true, but will stop you from Weiqing a team that quote unquote has bandwagon fans. No. Okay. Because those people are bandwagoning off us. Do you need to support a winning team. No, I do not. Does it. Okay. So how you know the teams I like so. So recent success isn't doesn't matter to you. That doesn't make me a fan of those teams. Now I've been a fan a childhood thing. It's a family thing. I feel like a bond over these teams, whether the do good or bad, we obviously prefer them doing good and when they're when they're taking a new team because we're, this is something different teams you picked you chose or grew up into banal. You're an adult. So like now you're going to accepting a new challenge of finding new club doesn't matter to you if they have recent success. Okay, because when they win is genuinely awesome feeling because you were there through the thick and thin. Are you interested, or would it bother you to pick a team that has a decent chance of relegation. What do you mean. Like some people may not want to choose a team that might not be in the first division next year. Right? Like they might want also motion. Yes. Yes, that won't affect me. No. Okay. Because I mean, obviously it's like harder to watch their games like follow them or whatever, but you gotta have the lakes. Oh, they'll be back. Does it would you does it matter to you if the team participates in European competitions like the Champions League Europa league, where there I would prefer them to, but they don't have to if the team used who's me that as the best is like they, they're bad, the really bad. Well, then I love to support them. Does the financial success of team matter to you as in agencies and transfers, and yet they come clout. They have ill, be frustrated. They don't spend their money, but. I mean, whoever you have me picked as I, I'm just going to accept the fact that they're my team now, does it matter if a club has or has had American players on the team? Our that means nothing to me. Okay. Some people actually do in the United States a lot of friends who they support a club like Tottenham or Fulham, for example, because those are clubs have had Americans like Clinton Dempsey and other players kind of their ranks, make sense. But like teams in other sports, they can have nothing but like Russians and I'll be okay with. So we talked about recent success. We talked about like, that's it. You know what I meant, right. I don't even know. He said I like Evian phone with teams in America right now. We're just all Russians are all at different from a different country from America. I wouldn't mind that at all. Yeah, right. It's club about the co, so. We talked about recent success is not really a big factor for you and being like a friend, I would prefer it, but it doesn't have to be being a fan of a front runner. Doesn't bother you at all either. But how important is team history. Oh, pretty important. So can you support a clever? Would you be okay with a club that didn't have any titles in the first division or maybe like they've had success, but it's been like fifty years since they've won a title, but like now they're saying no one of my favorite teams has that drought. So yes, who's that? I can't say because of it's a, it's I can't see team is because biased opinions future podcasts. Yeah, but it's okay. That's fine. For you. Okay. Yeah, I'm with you there. So would you. Exactly what this unnamed team that has a terrible history and a terrible current situation that you like. Because. The Browns, which is not the case, but yeah, but none. No, this is good. This is good. I have a question for me. Would you prefer to stay with the team that if you're going to support somebody New England to way to team like that to give yourself to just take away that you would heartbeat, but if I have the sick with the team, I'm going to stick with until the end. Do you need to support a team in a major city. We have to city. Yeah. No, it doesn't have to be major. So you don't need to support a team in London or Liverpool, or l. we quotas support team Lendu, but it can be like the littlest country or city or country known to mankind. Gotcha. So you like the color blue. You would prefer to root for a team that is a decent team like a successful team. You prefer to have a team that is willing to spend some money and how some money. I'm getting there. I'm getting there. Okay. I think I found your team. I don't know. You know what? I think I did. I tell me, I think your team is Chelsea, Chelsea. I think your team is Chelsea Kershaw girl named Chelsea, holy. The world works in mysterious ways hail you Chelsea's out there. Do you feel about how do you feel about. Being Chelsea fan now. Well, this is your color blue right here. I'm looking to them of my own phone, their London London-based team. So if you ever travelled England, if you ever go to like go to Chelsea game. Yeah. Do they have a history of championships? They do. They've been nineteen five. I already love it as it is. They've won recently. They won three years ago. They've one fifth of twenty was. I mean. Team of twenty. I don't know what that means. They're in second place right now. Okay. But they were think in for their Premier League. Okay. There nine Champions League, but they are in the way the league which is, I think it can be eligible Champions League. Yeah, and they've been there before they've won it before James one before. Yeah, they have agree history. Okay. Why is this my favorite team? This is your favorite team because a, they're a solid team that has money to spend. So they get players that are notable. They have good recent success, but they've also had some failures, but that's not they've had their ups and downs in their team history to where they've gone through periods where they haven't been so good the nineties, the nineties, we're not so kind to Chelsea, but the eighties were always their fan base, so they have a very old stadium. It's a nice stadium, though. It's a. One chance I've found the champions. I've, they've won champions -ly to you if you way way Cup, winners, one UEFA euro a Cup and SuperCup. Yeah, SuperCup sounds cool. Is that against the SuperCup is when you win the league and in the Champions League facing? Yes, even though it's like a one one, b competition. They face each other cool thing. I wish they did that other leagues. Yeah. So I think Chelsea's your team. Have you seen what their shirt looks like? They're ranked as seventh most valuable football club in the world with one point, five, four billion pounds or two billion dollars in their own. Buy a bra jerseys, their own all blue, yellow, and blue. That combination. They're owned by the owns, the New Jersey Nets, Roman Abramovich that that Russian dude. Yeah, he's trying to sell the team right now, but he's taking that team made the net horrible. He did, but he's also. He's super six. He's the one that the team and then they started having success again because he had a bunch of money that he injected into the club. So they're the blues. They were pretty much blew every single game. Yeah, they have their yellow jerseys here, but. They're, they're big club. They're one of the big six in England, so cool the Royal blue that it's a very notable shirt that you probably see more of now that you know that that's Chelsea shirt, they got that cool crest. Billy king who I'm thinking of. He hired Billy king who's probably the worst gentleman, Jim basketball. So Jeff, we found your club the chill, see football club. They play at Stamford Bridge in London. It's an old stadium. They're trying to build a new one. They're currently owned by Roman Abramovich who has unlimited amounts of money, and that's what really helps them kind of a chief greatness. Again. But yeah, that's your team shall see. Okay. Okay. The only other team that I would consider that I was considering maybe taught them, but talk them Hotspurs. I liked their commercial with that one guy. What's his name? You know what I'm talking about right? No. The tunnel Hotspurs commercial. That was in Americo. I'll look it up. Hold on. Anyways, I'll find they're also in England or a London-based club. I didn't know. How you feel about their kind of blue though? American coach in London and NBC commercial? Yeah, yeah, Jason sedate? Yes. So funny. Yeah. Leicester City was also a club that was that I considered for you because they have the awesome uniform. They just want they were. They were the team that had the five thousand to one odds to win the English Premier League a few years back and they did. They had what they had. They were five thousand to one to win the league a couple years ago, and they did. They were to one and they wanted they were promoted team. Yeah, that's awesome. But I don't know because I think that they might have enjoyed their most success ever have and I don't wanna put you as a fan of their team win there behind so Jif go, Chelsea till the new Chelsea fan in Eden hazard is on fire. Now he is best player. Eden hazard Belgian. He's hazard is my is my sent pie, I guess. Yeah. Okay. Cool. So we're gonna take a quick break. When we come back now that we figured out team, we're gonna talk about. Josie, Marino and Manchester United is any Chelsea conversation? And then if you segments we talked, I talked about them a little bit in the first segment about how well they played this last weekend, but we will definitely talk about them and future segments involved in my new team. Apparently. Yeah. Yeah, Chelsea. All right. So when we come back again, Josie, marina Manchester United, we'll talk about Paul pod will also look at the US international friendlies that are coming. We'll talk about Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus Bermuda. Right after this. All right. We'll see you then. Keeping a beach not close enough. So that space between you. The way all Dan since way into the muse girl body and how you move and every time you cross my girl. Alexa play the country heat playlist. Okay. With Amazon music of voices. All you need get tens of millions of songs, download the Amazon music app today. Hey, sports fans football season's here and it's time to get in on the action with my bookie. 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No, they're cheaper than that one hundred bucks. I don't have a hundred dollars to spend on Chelsea jersey will when you do you go out and get yourself one. They have them all over the place. That's another benefit being Chelsea fan. You can get their shirts like pretty much any soccer shop or sporting goods place, but we just talked about that. We talked about earlier segment one. I want to talk a bell, Manchester United. Let's talk about Josie. Marino the weekend here they played against Newcastle. That game was absolutely insane. It's just another day in the saga of Manchester United where you have these conversations that are being had, we taught. We heard last week that marina was fired, no matter what he would do against Newcastle, no matter how the team would perform against Newcastle United at Old Trafford stadium. It was leaked by the media. We've seen this now with the club of Manchester United. We've seen the club kind of get away from their ways since Alex Ferguson retired, a few years back, they've gone through a couple coaches is been hard for them to get back to the success that they were used to for about twenty years there, Sir. Alex Ferguson interesting times Manchester as Manchester City has taken over the city in terms of the best club in town. Over the last few years, of course, their success in the English Premier League, of course, their success in buying players rivaling Manchester, United after being the little brother for quite some time. We'll see how it kind of shakes out. Okay, cool. Sounds that just sounds like Manchester City still the powerhouse in the Premier League? Yeah, yes. Right now the team to beat the defending champions. They have a good thing going. They have players playing very well very fluid type of team. So with that being said. Manchester United entered last week with a lot of turmoil. The conversations Marino is gonna be out. We talked about this last week. I don't know if you remember Jeff, but I said that they needed to win no matter what against Newcastle. If they loss against Newcastle, he could be gone. And then I found out a couple of days after podcast. But before their game against Newcastle, that sounded like he was already Dead Man Walking. He was already going to be out no matter what he was on the hot seat, the hottest petites yes, sir. So they play that game. The other day, I miss at the table for you in a must-win gaming. It's team that has not won. They give up goal in the seventh minute of the game. They're down one zero at home. The crowd is stunned in the tenth minute of that game. A second goal they're down to nothing to team that doesn't score many goals and certainly does not win, especially road games. At that point. I'm watching the game and I'm like, oh, man. He might have time. They might just roll out ever have before. Probably, but I can't recall it. It just gets fired at halftime. Like who co? The interim coach is like the system coach. Yes, yeah. I don't recall that happening, but I'm sure it has the craziest things literally have soccer, especially in that so many different cultures and worldwide support. Like there's there's never a news article that I'm surprised by nowadays, but Newcastle takes two zero lead to nil lead Manchester United in the second half Marino make some changes brings new players on the field. They score a goal in the seventy seventy six and ninetieth minute to not only but win the game against Newcastle, United sending Old Trafford in their fans into your four year. The van big were, yeah, you for you. The fans are going ballistic. We see Marino on the sideline showing some emotion, Alexis Sanchez, a guy who's been in the doghouse for few weeks. Actually, the whole start of the season. He scores the winning goal, incredible comeback, albeit against a team that they should. But regardless two zero against anybody's, come back on in the sport when there's two professional teams point. So they get the win after the game. Josie Marino keeps up his. He's known for being very a conversation on the media sometimes a little bit. A little a little stubborn and tough to deal with, but he's very open most of the time. He kind of put the onus on front office. He let them know, hey, if you, we have the best fans in the world in the player. They're on the team. They're on is going to say that. But okay, some radio says the coach says, we have the best fans in the world, and they deserve more than what the front office is giving them in terms of rumors and speculation. So he kinda throws it back in the face of his boss, like basically challenging them to fire him. It's another play by Marino. It's like baiting them like, come on, do it do it. I dare you, but they just want. So it made perfect sense. Like, tiny, what are they gonna? Do they gonna fire him after their most exciting win of the season. Now the fans seem to be backing the coach and not backing the ownership group. So it will be interesting to see what happens. There is an international break now, so Manchester United doesn't play. For a while. They don't play until the twentieth who they play against their next game, Jeff. Might be interesting. They put hill sees. Stamford Bridge. That's your. That's your favorite teams stadium by the way, Stamford Bridge. That sounds like a bridge though. So yes, Manchester United. They will. Stadium bridge silly. Yeah, so they they, they'll try and capitalize on their last win. Star player from inches United Popa. He he came out recently and said that he has been struggling to focus following their his country's World Cup win as of course he led France to a World Cup win. He's insisted that he can still lead the club at Manchester United, but he has had a falling allergies Marino. So it will be interesting to see how that relationship is patched up, Jeff. Do you think that. When you play in a World Cup. Okay. So so park by goes through a whole season with Manchester United you falling? Yes, I'm following the goes through a whole season Manchester United. Then immediately starts playing for France and the World Cup. They win the World Cup. He says that since the World Cup, he's like a lack of focus. Do you think that it's tough to play that much not have arrest and then beyond the, they won the World Cup. So he's enjoying the highest of. Wait. Yes. Following still? Yeah. Do you think that a World Cup years played into him, kind of having a tough start to the season, a bad luck charm almost? No. No, no. Just like fatigue. Mental hangover? Yeah. Yeah. Like they won the world coast. Yeah. He said it's hard to concentrate to start again to hit hard because we just touch the stars. That's what he said, which so cheesy? Well, yeah. I mean, sorry, but that's that's awesome. Cheesy. At the same time. It makes sense though. So he has. He has revealed that he plans on getting back to form and helping Manchester United spy, his differences team Chelsea little coming up. Yeah. They do that is a big game. That's actually probably the game of the week h. e. l. ESE and here's another. Here's another factional Goria what's up. Josie, marina the manager of Manchester United. This general manager of the of Chelsea called it and had their most success under himself. Of course, he did. That's why he went to the Yankees of the talker. Well, they're both kind of like the Yankees. They're like the Red Sox actually, but it's Chelsea. The rest of the Anki. Well, they're not. They're not like each team is not each other's biggest rival, but their rivals in because they're two of the six big who'd you say, chill. See, image has mentioned two cities. The inky is we always say that who is Chelsea when it comes to sports in America. People in America peel never watched soccer just list podcast. Just compare them to somebody. Man, that's. Does a very good question. This next week's podcast. I'll have an answer for you next segment that Nick say, okay, yeah, so we can break. No, not yet. We're coast though. Yeah, so the US women, they actually are participating in the Gold Cup right now which is which is the the turnament held in in North America. And they actually will be. They won their first game six, nothing. And then they won five, nothing. We talked about the World Cup coming next year for the women. As the US treasury Erica to win a World Cup look to unless you're right last time though to yes, the look to defend their title. But as we look at the Gold Cup here in the US their group. It's USA Panama Mexico. Turn it into big, oh, in the US as just flat out cruising in this thing. Like I mentioned, they won five, nothing against Panama. They won six, nothing against Mexico, and now they played Trinidad and Tobago who has to offer so they should advance and reach the semi-finals. In fact, I think they've already cliched, but it looks like they will play their Costa Rica or Jamaica in their next match. And then Canada will wait them in the final. It should be US and Canada. Final. We've seen some big scores in this tournament. The conch Kathleen is Gold Cup is just a little bit of a letdown from the men's the men's, yes, Mexico and the United States dominate, but Costa Rica's good team. There's this more competition the men's. I mean, we have Cuba playing in the women's competition. They've given up twenty goals they've they've played two games Cuba way, way way. Hewas giving up twenty goals. They games they've lost eight, nothing in twelve. Nothing in that seems absurd. So they've scored zero goals in their opponents scored twenty goals. Is there any competition for the women's World Cup who they play? Well, there is competition the World Cup. This tournament is a Gold Cup, so the US is only playing teams in North America, so Canada's really good. Canada's really, their competition is is based in Europe though, would you say those? I would say the best teams in the women's game right now are Germany, US, Canada, probably Australia. England's pretty good too. There's some other good teams, but in North America, not so much. But yes, so the US will play their last group stage game and then head into. They actually played a day for thirty, but they will head into the semi-final. Which will actually be this Sunday in the final, if they win will be next Wednesday night. So something look for. So we'll wrap up the segment. Again, we just discussed me and just United Josie marina Paul park in the women's Goco. In the last segment, we will talk about Real Madrid. Barcelona, Juventus barmy chicken on those teams and any news notes that we find interesting right after this. 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This is your alternate stop for everything sports, the Golden State media, concepts or podcast, should I say more from the NFL MLB the NBA MMA. It's all in here, Golden State media, concepts, sports, but cast listen. And welcome back to the GMC soccer podcast. Again, Jeff Mellon off with me Mark Souza. We've found Jeff's team. He's now each Elsie United supporter. We just talked to bell Manchester United and Josie. Marino after we United supporter? Yeah, Chelsea. Yeah, Chelsea football club anyways. So. We're looking at the Spanish giants. We're looking at Real Madrid and Barcelona. Jeff, Real Madrid. They have reached a new low for the club. They have not scored a goal in about five hundred minutes now, which is. Which is actually insane when you think about it because they're one of the biggest clubs in the world. They have all types of expensive players. They cannot score goals. This is the longest drought that they've had since nineteen eighty five. Nineteen eighty five. Then eighty-five mardi make play, went back into the future. Or back to the past, the one you could, they have not scored. In four hundred and nine minutes. It's a lot of minutes. Yeah. So. They haven't done this poorly in terms of scoring goals since nineteen eighty five. So it's a, it's pretty crazy as we look and we see Real Madrid. Of course, their biggest move this summer was actually selling Rinaldo a man who is no stranger to scoring goals. Yeah, Rinaldo is probably the most iconic. Player in the world in soccer him and messy hands down. Yeah, he scored hundreds of goals for the team, hundreds, literally hundreds. We can look that up. It's insane in the pudding. It's insane that they lose him. They haven't been able to score. They lost the game in addition to, of course, having another another game this week where they don't score, they actually lose to Alvis, which is a not not a particularly strong Spanish side. I mean, they're doing pretty well this year. We'll see how they do. They should finish in the top half of the table. Definitely sitting lows by the day for for Real Madrid. So their rival, of course, Barcelona. Burson also didn't fare so well, this week as they drew against Valencia. Despite Lino messy goal, they can only muster draw against Valencia. And those in the stadium Stoller, which is a very tough place to play. So I wanna goes on the road against a tough team and they get a draw. Not the worst result ever not not as bad as Real Madrid. Definitely. Hey, Jeff, I think you were you were looking up the Juventus game from this last week and how did they do to to. Talk, they want to nothing. Yeah. So they actually. Win again, as you know, juventas team that their success is going to be determined by how will they do in, although was one of them that scored he's scored thirty seven th minute. Yeah, and their success is going to be determined on how they do in the Champions League. They've won. They tell you the league now, seven years in a row. Know that Real Madrid or excuse me, Juventus Juventus seven years. The Italian Syria, seven years straight. So installing. I see. I see them continuing this. This run. They've been impressive. They already heavy six point lead in the league which has already massive amount this early in the season. So they continue to move on Rinaldo despite his off the field. Antics allegations, we should say, okay. He has continued to maintain his focus. He gets on the scoresheet argue said he had a nice lifted shot into the back. How about we talk a Bill, another European, giant Byron, Munich, let me know how they're doing. They lost three games to nil three games, three scores, two, nil three goals to nil. Dave, how tough tough start to the season. There in six place right now. They have four wins to us in a tie. I don't remember them ever being this loan the table even after a couple games they're struggling. There is some talk that they may go ahead and fire their coach, a popular name, of course, Zindedine Sadan. We talked about him last week how he's a popular name names. Awesome to dean. Yes. So legendary agent, legendary players slash coach Zindedine Sadan who led Real Madrid to the insane amount of success in such a short period of time. He's now being linked with fire Munich, imen- Chester, United because those are the two high-profile jobs that are currently out there were there. There's talk about the coaches being on the hot seat Marino for sure buyer Munich will see how it goes, but there is speculation. I don't know. I think. Communiqu is a club that's patient Manchester United, not so much. So I would say if I was a bidding man, which I am Byron Munich is probably on the outside. Serious problem. Yeah, you're gambling. Addiction sounds like addiction. You said you liked to gamble and having you. Yeah, I, I went there all of a sudden you're an addict. You know. There's, I think there's a hotline for that, but. W w we never mind. Yeah, so Birmingham team to watch for in the coming weeks to see if they can actually get back on track here in the coming weeks in the German league. Of course, there's good teams in that. We do workman, especially Rb Leipzig often Heim. Those are some teams that are good that can provide some competition. Maybe we will see a different winner in the German league this year in the boondocks Lita, not sure this could be the year. It could happen, but we're still really young into the season. So the US national team as you know, they did not participate in this year's World Cup. They have two games this week coming up. So the first of which is tomorrow actually they'll be playing Columbia. They'll be playing at Raymond James stadium in Tampa Bay against the Colombian side that. Did fairly well in the World Cup. And you know they pose players like HAMAs Rodriguez fell cow Quadra Joe, for example. Do you think this is a good test for a young United States team. Definitely against one of the better teams in South America. It's definitely a test. Do I. It's not going to be easy. That's sure. So the US has been going with a youthful approach in the last year or so. Considering they didn't make the World Cup, they're trying to shake things up, get some new blood and the team. Do you think that's the right outlook for them? You know, fresh blood is always good unpredictability. When you look at the other team, I can see definitely vantage going into it when you don't know the starting lineup, the other team. Yeah, in peon that I mean, it's just important that the US gets the young players involved because here for the next three years, it's all about getting ready for the next World Cup. Obviously, they need to qualify this time, but these young guys there, there's some good kids in this US system that are playing overseas that need experience with the national team. But the next couple years are crucial for their development and for the progress of the country. When it comes to international men's soccer, we already know how good the women are well documented how they are the most successful country in the world. In the women's game, the men haven't caught up, but you know, this is a good start. I think I think ultimately, and I've said this before, I think missing the World Cup might have been the best thing that could ever happen for the US national team because they seem to have gotten stuck. They progressed so well in the nineties and early two, thousands, and then. Over the course of the last decade or so, they didn't really make a ton of progress, but the talent is here in this country. The athletes are here. It's all about exposing these players to the best competition in the world, getting them on the best clubs in the world. And seeing how that can affect their futures. Yeah, definitely. I think sometimes there's there's goodness to happen in failure like you learn from mistakes, self like that. And I think that's what the national team needed to do is really accept their mistakes and start basically from scratch. Yeah. And this will be a conversation that I think menu we'll talk about in future if you trips odes here, but there's been definite times especially in this sport where countries kind of get embarrassed by either like a better result in like a big competition or they don't qualify for tournament and actually ends up making them stronger down the road. Like they take it as a challenge and they're actually more successful in the long run for it. So I see that exact same thing happening here. A lot of it is just due to resources were huge country. We have great athletes. We have kids that are exposed to playing different sports and things like that, which can be a detriment when it comes to finding the best soccer players. But at the same time, kids here are able to get noticed maybe in different avenues where they're not allotted that same fortune and other places. So we'll see how it goes. US also plays Peru, so they will be playing Peru on the sixteenth for this international break. Again, there's no club soccer in Europe this week as we hit the international break, we'll be back next Wednesday, though, Jeff, yovany last thoughts go Chelsea, Chelsea football club over here. Newest supporter Jeff says go Chelsea. So we will see you next time. Everybody have a good day. Listening to the Golden State media concepts, soccer podcast, part of the good state media concepts, podcast network. You could find this show and others like it at WWW dot GMC stem podcast dot com. Download our podcast on itunes, stitches sound clock Google play, just type it MC to find all the shows from the Golden State media concepts podcast network from movies to music from sports entertainment, and even three rd Hughes. 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Are Liverpool Just Better Than PSG? | Ringer FC (Ep. 55)

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So for premium quality, perfect-fitting shirts, visit propercloth dot com. Slash f, c, and use gift code f. c. to get twenty dollars off your first custom shirt today. Take him. All the visits. No, ringer f c, the Champions League is back rhino Hanlin. You alive. I have one I that I'm still going to record this podcast. Mike appears or you slotting over cars while you shoot. Do you think is your top cruise. Is that Bobby schmor-? Yeah. Does Marta. Anyway, we are about to talk about the Champions League fixtures that just happened roles are gonna talk about Premier League stuff. We have some talking points, five games into the season going to introduce a new segment featuring Ryan O'Hanlon. We'll get into that later and then do a quick roundup of Europe. But I. Liverpool three PS g two at Anfield. Bobby from menial. The effort mentioned one eyed man with the winner at the death. O'Hanlon talk about the game. Here's my main takeaway. The thing that I'm really just struggling to grapple with Liverpool's just better than PS g. Okay. I listened the for Vito. Finish at the death was absolutely gorgeous, but let's not overlook the fact that it really would not have happened. If Kilian buffet was a trying to do a, he'll click just outside of his own eighteen in the third minute of stuff. Estar ause idle moms, Lada the same thing. After fulltime clock puts his arm around and Buffy consoles himself Lee and whispers into his ear, come to death row. News came early that I mean, everybody was in for Imbaba club, you know, was recruiting them at seventeen check assist two years ago, but but he started feeling. Wow, right. It's so cast actually quickly though, you know what else was absolutely gorgeous. What about those PS g Air Jordan kits, the black on black. I'm not lagging behind a one, but with the nineties bulls kit numbers chef's kiss rose too bad that they lost the, but they can't wear them ever again. Anyway, back to the football, Liverpool went up to know PSE came back on the back of what ammonia goal and then Imbaba and then for menial one it and Ryan, you're saying that Liverpool clearly exhibited their superiority over the course of ninety minutes. What way? In what way? Specifically, I think the most impressive thing to me and you kind of pointed out right before PS g scored rudely is that the second half was kind of just a nothing game for the majority of it. And I think that speaks to Liverpool's ability to. For the most part shutdown a game completely in a way that they haven't been able to in the past. And you know, there was one mistake and Babe's scored because he's Imbaba, but little Liverpool's winning at halftime. Two to one. They gave up two shots, the entire tire, second half to name our Cavani baba. Like that's a new. Yes. The scoreline was still wild and it was still a wild finish, but Liverpool being able to limit a team to that that little around the goal I think is a new thing for me. Would a draw a fair result. G do enough to come back and equal is. Mooney's goal was off of deflections on a on a looped in cross, and then Muhammad. Salah played of really uncared uncharacteristically lackadaisical like square pass that. I mean, they kind of just seized on then capitalize on. So I mean in that making mistakes. And being punished for them as just a way that like it could happen and then stealing the game. The last minute I think I think a draw would have been a fair result go. So when I Bob got the game winning goal, but Sturridge Daniel Sturridge started and he scored the first goal is storage, comeback complete now, visit complete. I mean, I think he, he speaks to the depth that the team has that you know a player like storage who when he plays is sort of one of the best scores in the Premier League history when he actually is on the field to be able to kind of rest your star striker against PS g still get a win against PS g with a back-up striker in a game. I think that that's something that you know at the end of last season, it was Dominic Solanki off the bench to try to save the team. So marinas favorite player. Yeah. The always always mentioned and forbidden. Liverpool debut lasts, I guess three minutes of the game, happy for him hidden clause alive or hugging on the field. So that was good. No, as the pulse. Cable. If he breezed by backups, then bring up Chewco Tang coming on for name. It was the battle of stoke, right? Curious. You moti-. That was that's a sad sign for PSE. That was there. I mean, but also he was crucial employment. That equalizing goal. I mean, it's just because he was on the field because he was on the field, just inspired his team is inspired his teammates would wouldn't've worked any other way actually don't know why PS she signed him. I'm sure there's some sort of agent thing, but I'm also wondering if he's just like playing for free and it's not county against financial fair play on the team. I mean, he's not an awful player. I mean, that's not forget. He played for shell ca for years. So anyway, elsewhere in that group, Red Star Belgrade Napoli drew nil nil earlier today, and don't you guys love the staggered, the new staggered Champions League fixtures so that they're not all happening at the same time. I love it. Yeah, it makes washing them and doing other things with my day, so much easier. Earlier today. Inter Inter Milan beat Spurs to one late goal at the death Matijas the Sinoe and Barcelona talked PSV predictably camp now for the no. Yeah. I mean, like I've just really we were talking about this a little bit off air before day, but I've magin that like trying to defend against Barcelona's like trying to hold back the tide and like that two thousand twelve apocalypse movie like the soon NAMI wave that comes in the New York with like a broom, like not even with all of the bristles on it, just the the civic and it'll pop culture reference wishing over my head. Anyway, and that Borsa PSV match messy how to trick deli scored a crazy goal that turn was just I am going to dream about it off to. So what was your pick of the the match of the goals that has the Develey? One has to be the medical. I mean, like it was at I mean, okay, like you can. You can talk about, but also just the the Bessie hat trick is I mean, like, you know, he yawns on Tuesday and gets out of bed and scores. A hat trick. The belly goal was just from the turn to the outside of the outside the box, finish looping Carleen into the corner with his off which I mean, like it's one of those goals that makes you wonder what the term off foot even means. He's got something like thirty four goals and assists with his left foot and thirty one with his right foot, which isn't saying, yeah. I mean, I love Messier's free kick. 'cause it was just like, I'm just gonna put her in the upper corner, put no effort behind hitting it, and it's going to go in. But yeah, dim belly, sort of. Becoming one of the guys at Barcelona's been pretty. That's I'm not gonna argue with that. Into to Spurs one Tottenham in crisis as three consecutive losses for putting those men and the way they lost. It was very, for lack of better way to say it Spurs iw. But it was also kind of like they did not play particularly well and it election. The punch Tino said after the match it was their best performance of the season. I don't know if he was trying to deflect. You know, deflect negative attention. I don't understand that. I, I don't get it either. It's hurricane didn't have a shot. The scam. I mean, like it is objectively not their Vesey should've shut. He. He had like an open net and kind of fumbled it away should have had a shot from the the guy that's leading your line than led. The league in scoring last season is not where you want to be at and year. I champion tie. Maybe he's just trying to send a message to trivia and out of your old. We had this performance without you guys. The interestingly Patino said before the match or a couple days ago that I don't think we are realistic contenders in any competition. That's my view. So not even bell. I mean, he said in any competition, but you mentioned Ryan. They left out Aveiro two and cure in Tripura home. Delis hurt Hugo. Reece's out was out and. So you know, given all the absences for Spurs, they dropped their first match in the Champions League Liverpool one city and United, of course have yet to play. It seems like for of the foreign teams, the most on the line is for cities since that's the only thing that pep hasn't won yet for Liverpool Spurs and United. I think it's kind of interesting. You hear the punditry saying that they should not be taking the league as seriously as the league, particularly for Liverpool things. They made the final last year. Gary Neville might have been the one that said that they should just forget about the chips league clot was kind of amused by that, like, how do you forget about a competition. But which of those three safe, you know, like city aside since they obviously want to win it for Liverpool Spurs United, which of these free teams you think should be taking it the most seriously or the seriously or or somewhere in between, or do you think it just you can't take something like the Champions League? Not seriously. I'd side with that. I think by definition you can't just forget about the club soccer's premier competition. I mean, your odds of winning. It may not be as high as the other English teams in in that are also playing in it, but you can't just write it off from the first game. No, right. I mean, interestingly, because Spurs are already six points off the pace in the Premier League, maybe they should actually now double down on the Champions League. We'll do you think. I mean, I guess it's a question of like, I don't know. It kind of seems to me like Spurs and United might end up being in a dogfight for fourth place. Yeah, while liver gonna arsenal will they're not in the Champions League so they don't have to make that calculus. Unfortunately, while Liverpool, it's, I guess, it depends. You know, is the Premier League may be more of a long shot. So I think it's for for Liverpool. I think that was the downside of Liverpool taking the Champions League seriously is like probably that they fought maybe fall off the pace at in the Premier League, but don't fall of the top four kind of thing. You know what I mean? Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I think Liverpool on the know what the odds are fivethirtyeight style, but it's, I mean, I would say their virtual lock to finish in the top four, but ninety percent right now. Okay. So ninety percent, but you know your chance to like actually be a, you know, to win the league? It's the window is right now, and I guess I can see Nevels point in that Liverpool obviously have started with five straight victories in the league. You wanna keep that pace that momentum. And I think at this point, the odds are better to win the Premier League Champions League. Yeah, I think they have a better chance of winning the Premier League just 'cause it's more games and there's less random shit that happens. But also they spent a lot of money over the summer shoring up their team to be able to compete in both competitions. So I don't think that's the right way to go about it, but they also made the final last year. So it's like they've been to the summit, they, you know, they didn't win the final obviously, but I don't know Ryan. You would prefer the Premier League trophy right. An interesting question as a fan. Yes, because I've never seen Liverpool do that. But I don't know if I would like one would be more fulfilling than the other. To be honest with you. Like I would have been fucking super excited. They won last year. But the I think the, it's probably a shoutout. Sergio Romo. Actually, we talk about Sergio, almost four seconds. Yeah, talk about. Okay. So Greek, I don't know if it will. Actually Ryan was telling me about this. Antoine agrees Mun was basically set up for lack of a better word, but lack of Wetterau to put it said that he was at the top quote, unquote, like dining at the same table as messy and Rinaldo. And he said, yeah, I think so. And then Sergia Rama's clapback there a news conference that head of their Champions League opener against robot said, ignorance makes you very bold. When I hear this guy talk, I think the likes of Taty befo Maldini roles, obvious to e care because he is they have won a lot of titles at home. None of them one about door. Everyone's free to get their opinion. He needs to be vise by the Simione, a go, dean, coca and players like this to get back to the values that sue them. So. In just, you know, stamping down, Antoine, Greece, man. He also just taught to befo multiday wrote, like all those players got strays Costa's. So I've eaten like stamping down on the pitch and verbally off the pitch on those what a fucking king. Perfect, perfect villain. He is a perfect villain elsewhere quickly, Champions League results. Actually. I'm not going to go through all of them, but notably Christian polish. It Pula sich scored the winner for Dortmund over Fred, finish. I didn't even see it. It was a failure incident when office. You're being you're being sarcastic. Yes, related -ly shocker and Porto one one. Not that impressive. Candy played full ninety. So tomorrow more Champions League United's playing Valencia event, his Madrid and Roma. Buyer Munich than fica Manchester City. Leo you can just look at the schedule, but the Champions League back, we're all happy about that by the way mica or Ryan doesn't really play for Mike, did you did you. Well, yeah. 'cause you're such a purist, you know, I like to know what teams on playing with. Did you. Mercy side read, did you did you download the fief nineteen demo? Which just came out? I did. I did download it, would it? Would you think of that? I downloaded it to played a Champions League match actually, Liverpool's not in the demo for some reasons. Why played PS g. versus you night of PSE versus Spurs? I think that the impact shooting thing of like the light kind of like the active reload in gears of war, whatever is just gonna make is gonna mess up my time. Also like it's it's a, it's a ridiculous gripe to have, but that the physics continue to get more realistic always frustrates me because I'm just like, I'm I'm reminded of my limitations as a player when I play in real life. Like I come here to to to not do that. Like I don't want players to be messing up random, like random touches and not being able to bring a ball down in space. Yeah, he likes to play. The eighty are diagnosed ball with any player and have it land right on a guy's foot. Guys. There's definitely a Mike Adani twitch rematch coming soon. I mean, is your world. Dead silence issue world, right? And you know the fief in nineteen every year when the ratings come out at always makes big news as all that virtual Van Dyke of your Liverpool is only has one point higher overall than Socratous defender for Arsenal's when I don't play feta of. Would you guys like to wager a guess at who which defender in the Premier League as the top overall rating? I'll say Toby out of your old incorrect mica benchwarmer on Tottenham. Top rated defender in the Premier League. All right. It's Yanni toga. It's advertising. I was close seriously, you're close. I was gonna say close, but I wanted mica just struggle. You know what? Funny? 'cause he's not as good as out of your old, but whatever. You'll rife in love all. Really lows all good ball playing center. I don't think he's playing anyway. That's a good pit here to the Premier League where of course the most off repeated. I heard this week first time in one hundred ten years in English played. The two teams have started five for five. That's, of course Ryan's pool and actually, technically at the top of the league on goal difference is Chelsea would have been three, but you know. What. So the question I have for you guys is. Walker. Tell me if you had if you had that on your being cards, I have two questions for you guys. First of all, which of the two teams have been have had has had a more impressive start just to remind you guys chose yet. Chelsea have won at Huddersfield against arsenal at Newcastle Bournemouth and Cardiff City over the weekend and Liverpool have eaten West Ham at palace, Brighton at LeicesteR and at Wembley against Spurs over the weekend. So who do you think has had a more impressive start? Who do you think will drop points? I. I mean, like in terms of. Competition. I, I guess I'd say it's by in terms of the teams, they've actually beaten, I guess I would say it's Liverpool but like narrowly. But I think that the thing that has been most impressive to me is how enjoyable it's been to watch Chelsea play versus how like there was just no air at Stanford bridge, and it was joyless last season which I mean like I wasn't necessarily complaining about I, you know, whatever I've violences well known. But at the same time, it's just like with, sorry, showing up is really actually transformed the team like washing them, play against Cardiff was actually getting frustrated because this is so much fun to watch. Ryan, I know you're biased. But sorry, ball or pressing gig impressing. I think I am really impressed by how quickly. Sorry, his transform this team and not like. I think with a lot of these transitions when you go from like drastically different managers, you see the teams really struggle and they have kind of obviously they haven't struggled at all because they're undefeated. But I think they're, you know, you look at the numbers liberal pause, more expected goals, fewer expected, goals allowed. I think, gee, confetti, there we go. I think Liverpool's Elaine overtop was more impressive than any of Chelsea's win so far. That's fair. And I like, you know, we've talked about the the win over arsenal raised a lot of questions I had Chelsea's defence, and I think we should have won that game agreed. And I think Chelsea's sort of defense is the old Liverpool defense of just have the ball the entire game. So your other team can attack. But when they actually lose the ball, they've been pretty vulnerable. So that's kind of the the next step I think for Chelsea and Liverpool's kind of more of a closer closer finished product. I think interestingly, Chelsea in the pool are actually playing each other in close proximity in the next few weeks. Once in the care about Cup that's at Anfield and then in the league should be new extra. It's it's actually back to back. We should be interesting then Liverpool plays Napoli right after the Liverpool's next couple of weeks or a rough. These Champions League. I mean, if there's we're talking about like forgetting about competitions like the Karabakh Cup, probably. I mean, I know you know, trophy merchant chiming in here that. The stick that I often many people be club with his no trophies. So maybe they shouldn't forget about the care about Cup, but. You know, relative to the others that seems I something that they shouldn't really be too focused on. Y'all should come out of this season with one piece of hardware at least, oh, my the trophy. One saying, I guess, Jose Merano that on you. You gotta punt the care about. I mean, you put in power, Cuban for the Neo and Solanki and see what happens. But yeah, I mean, it's actually kind of a silver lining here being matched up with Chelsea in this early on, because if you lose, it's not like a total embarrass me not losing to flicking Brentford or something, you know. That's true. It'll be. It'll be interesting, super weird to see kind of how both teams go about at considering. They're gonna play a more important game for. I think I'm I'm psyched for like him. I think. Stylistically Liverpool's probably not a great match up for Chelsea would be my spit take immediately. Well, yeah. I mean like like you are saying as soon as they lose possession, it's, you know, miles an hour. Yeah. Then it's and Marcus Alonzo trying. Yeah, that for merely matchup is actually in two weeks, September twenty-ninth. So I actually had written on who's going to drop points I and has to happen on that day. So we'll find out could be both. Yeah, it could be both could be a five, five draw. We can only hope, but drilling down a little bit on Chelsea. Eden, his art is the talk of the town or the talk of the league at the start of the season. Sorry said before your added Chelsea that he thought hazard might be the best player in the Premier League. Now he thinks he might be the best player in all of your word to anti agreement, and that he may be capable of scoring forty goals. So far he has five goals, five league appearances to penalties. We should mention, but now he's kind of, you know, is this year's most LA. I think he's this year's Greece Mertens I think it's I. I think that the. You forget that like, sorry, kind of transformed Burton's into a goal scorer like when he was one year older than has artists. Now, in the last time that has scored twenty goals in the season was his last season Lee. So with him and like drew kinda like laying the ball, I guess against Cardiff it looks like it was flowing like really well and like creating little tiny spaces for him to spoilt. But it was also against Cardiff. So maybe not in the world, maybe slowdown on that, but he said Europe, not the world. Okay. I mean, still world still slow down. Yeah, Joseph Martinez forgetting. Shout out Atlanta. I think, well, that was kind of like what Mike I said that was kind of what some people were theorizing that he'd become the Mertens or like the insignia. And he had like the thing I've always said he's better than both of them. Let's be real. Yeah, I think so. But he's never scored anywhere near the goals that Mertens is had scored over the past couple of seasons or at least. He's by Marino. Exactly. So it's tough, and that's kind of been his, the stick you could beat him with in that, right? He's never scored more than like sixteen goals in a season, but you know, you look at the numbers and averaging over four shots game has never been over two point six before more key passes than he's ever averaged before. So I don't. You know, he's not the best player in Europe, but he's good at basically everything other than scoring essentially. So if he's just getting as many shots as this, I think it it does vaulted into another tier of player. I would say because he's so good kind of progressing the ball and dribbling past people that if he can also have an end product, it's. Watch the fuck out. Mike mentioned earlier being kind of conflicted watching Chelsea dismantle Carta city at how entertaining they were are to me, would have to be near the if we, you know, we as the ring or do the soccer watch ability rankings for teams. But if we wanna do individual players in the Premier League, he has to be to me up there number one, maybe just because of how dynamic is with the ball and the way he goes at defenders. Would you say who would be at the top of year player? Watch ability rankings, Ozil. Actually likes watching has do stuff at the top of mine. Like we talk just like primer league over because it would be I just love wash agree at Morris, active Premier Li, I love I love watching agree at Mars tape players on. It's like this kind of slow languid thing that I really enjoy probably play about eighty minutes. Exactly. James milner. I think it might be hazard pierces at you. So unique. I. I still love watching Papa. It's just a totally different experience to watching any other player facing Mike. Mike, that one like anti marchisio side like his his confidence is seems like it's like way, way, way, way down. He didn't run at anybody like all after noon, but that one, no, no, Marshall pogo played this one lake sixty five yard driven ball across the of across the field on a dime, and it's just like his. The the, the passes that are like within his range to hit like directly is absurd. Yeah, the league's aren't one on Twitter gifts, though, bro. Listen, I'm just saying to David Silva. Yeah. Yeah, he's up there. He's up there. I mean, the city team overall with, can you say so over under on saris prediction of forty goals for his art competitions, this season. Funder unless he takes care about Cup seriously. You mentioned, I think you ru giroux now and has this kind of giroux Greenman type relationship. The way they're so successful for the French national team and clearly has likes playing, withdrew his set after the car city game. He's a target man, maybe the best in the world when he gets the ball, he can hold the ball and we can go with him in deep. It's a pleasure to play with him when Alvarado was playing. It's different as he's a different player, but both are quality. So we are happy to have both. If you read between the lines there Murata it's kind of like how he, he just realized halfway through that quote that, oh, right. On the striker. He tried to cover it at the end, both quality, they're both calling. I mean, Ryan. Do you think Maradas days are numbered at Chelsea? I mean, I think sorry, has been very diplomatic. And Chelsea also, of course, are in the euro league in other competitions. So Murata certainly gonna play, but it seems like Chelsea play better with zero. He does not. He does not seem like the archetypal. Sorry player in that. Like all of saris players are sort of non-specialists in their involved in every facet of the game, basically. And you talking about you route or Morada Morada. Right? Maradas just a guy that just gets a ton of shots off in his really not. He's not involved in build a play really at all. And jerus- is almost built built into build a play to a fault at times. And you know, he's younger has a big, probably a big transfer fee attached to two of Chelsea wanna move on, and it kind of doesn't make sense to it's kind of a nice, I guess, change of pace backup. You know, with withdrew depending. Chelsea's ever playing on the back foot kind of, but it's, I don't think saris ever gonna try to play like that. So yeah, I, I still think Murata has a pretty good career ahead of him, but it doesn't seem like the right fit with sorry end. Sorry seems to be doing well. So you know the days are numbered, I would say speaking of players getting along getting along couldn't help. But notice. You boys, Ryan saudi-omani, and most law, of course, Liverpool one today. They also won at Wembley over Spurs over the weekend, but there was kind of a spotlight or a magnifying glass put on the relationship between Monday and Salah and their lack of chemistry, a lot of times and not to be the body language Dr. But Salah throwing his hands up in disgust and not getting the ball fans, even speculating, the the two guys don't like each other, that money is jealous of Salah's the attention that's luggage Egyptian fans, of course, fans of Salah have been attacking money on social media. Is this a molehill a mountain. Nothing to talk about something. Seller. I noticed that today too though. I mean it's every striker is going to throw up his hands. Wayne doesn't get the ball every single every single striker. If you're like in an advanced goal score position, if you feel like you are in somebody takes shot and of passing it to, you're going to be a little pissed, but like you guys throwing up your hands when I was saying that. Yeah. So I. Now, man, I'm not digging into this. You don't have enough space in your brain to hold that in in when you're in a game. Yeah, I don't. I don't think I personally don't think that mono- is thinking during a counterattack. Should I pass it to slow? No, fuck that guy hate him. I'm gonna shoot. I mean, there's maybe a tiny like salon GIS into new deal and Monez waiting for his new deal. And like, yeah, if he scores a couple extra goals, it's going to maybe add a little bit to his contract or something like that, but I don't. I'm it's not an issue is what you're saying basically? No. And even if they actually did hate each other, I don't even think it would matter. I'm just trying to Pierce some holes in this field. Good Liverpool campaign so far. So I'm glad that that's where we're ready out with. We need to do the body language controversy. So we just talked about his own who's a player who gets chopped down a lot and fouled over the weekend. This was a big story. So as the most Foued player in the Premier League over the last five seasons, who do you think is number two. Willie's will. Will was in the news because after the match against Huddersfield, which palace one one on goal, he complained quite bitterly about what he perceives as overly rough treatment from opponents. Defenders. He said, quote, I've tried to speak to referee. There's nothing I can do anymore. I feel I can have to get my leg broken for anyone to get a card. That's why lose my head. Why am I getting different treatment from other players? He went on to say that he actually it runs through his head when he's about to make a run now that he, he's gonna get chopped down and you know, like. The other player won't get punished for it. Crystal Palace, his team formerly contacted the league abouts. So does he have a point about all this getting targeted? Did he do the right thing? Isn't it a sign of respect that he's getting fouled so much and what really can be done about it. I think he definitely has a point in. He's definitely getting targeted because he's an incredibly gifted Tripler. But the other side of this is that he basically tries to triple pass people more than any player in the league so that his feet a lot. Yes. And Crystal Palace certainly like force-feed him the ball and then relies on him to move the ball field. So I think there's just like the fact of the matter where the more you dribble the more you're gonna get fouled. Right? Yeah. I mean, like it's, yeah, it's definitely a numbers game at the same time. Have a big in, you know you've you've played. If you're the, you're the kid with the shining cleats that is doing one step overs somebody's going to hack you like, and it's gonna be and you're going to be upset. Yeah, you're the hacker or the Heke. No, I was the Heke. And Ryan you were the Hecker. No, I wish I'd probably would be dead if I was a hacking based on my body type. Speaking drawing on your own playing experience though. Like if waxy obviously, you know, you guys didn't really have maybe nationally televised postition of us to react to. If you know if you know if a player is basically saying this is getting in my head, I mean that's gonna make you actually tackle more, isn't it? Yeah. Yeah. Meeting like the defenders are going to hear that and be like fresh meat. I wouldn't say it's exactly bulletin board material and clearly it's been happening already, but it's not gonna help anything in. And of course, you know, zas speaking moments after the match. And first of all, the goal he scored against field was fucking amazing. He basically it was after getting fouled really badly, so it was very defiant, his reaction and celebration. That's how it has to react. But coming off the match, giving that interview. Now, people are going to be looking more closely at him diving possibly going to ground to easily crying cetera. I mean, I don't know if it helps. I mean, neymar hasn't come out and said anything like this. I mean every game with neymar as a protest against the physicality of defenders basically. Right? Yeah. I mean, it sucks like it's awesome watchings up lake because it's such a kind of unique aggressive style and it would suck if he. Nation to try to stop. But it's also like, I mean, I guess what you start giving out red cards more often. Yeah. I mean, that's why I think what he wants players to get him. He said, I'm going to have to get my leg broken to have somebody sent off. Is it because he plays for a smaller team as well possibly the in, but it's also dependent on him. Yeah. I mean, like it's it's what I was saying before is that like Crystal Palace disproportionately relies on him to advance the ball of the field. And if that's going to happen than this is going to keep happening, I don't know what the proper reaction to that is. His reaction just was what it was that I can't say what. You know that if it'll be like a blood in the water type saying, I don't necessarily because I don't think anything changes the way the Crystal Palace plays. Yeah, right. So the fact of the matter is palace famously have not won a game without Zahn. I think it's twelve matches now eleven matches. He just he missed last week or the last round of fixtures came back and they won so they are super reliant on him. Clearly. I guess this will just be continuing ongoing story. But overall, I mean for me, I actually appreciate those full-blooded challenges, but I don't wanna see skill players get hurt. So I guess I'm kind of conflicted a little bit. That's I just that's how I feel. I think they're, that's the whole point of a referee. You have to kind of find the balance between allowing a little bit of physicality. Also protecting the players, preserving kind of the stuff that everyone watches the sport for. I don't know it on that. Actually. It just made me think, you know NBA famously when you talk about referees refereeing, you talk about the star system and star players getting calls and things of that nature that has to exist at least consciously in football as well. Right? You would think, but it's really kind of tough to tell. 'cause star players are on the best team. So they have the ball ball more often. So they naturally just get fouled more often. You would think so like how do you even know info in soccer? Yeah. I'm looking at the most feld players right now can do these fourth. When are you gonna call for. Call for action. The most fouled or the most most founded the most fouls. Fourth, most fouled player because I know I know I heard that will Hughes up there. Young's Madison. Yep. Those guys are at the top with because they have is, like you said, let's you when you have the ball a lot, you're gonna get kicked a lot in all of those guys have the ball, like with nosy just is always on the ball when he's on the pitch. So. Anyway, we'll keep an eye on a hopefully he doesn't get injured before we move on and be remiss without giving shout out to peer peer Email, Berg of Southampton for scoring yesterday. Monday. The longest distance goal scored thus far in the Premier League season a under bastard, thirty six yards according to Scott sports. The ball reached seventy one miles per hour. Did you guys see this goal? What was your reaction? Because I thought it was fucking stunning. You know, I was kind of like the fans, so thing it was. I mean, like he had, he was all he had ample amounts of space and having 'em vehicle to set it up and look at it. And then. Hit like a daisy cutter, like right alone. The ground, daisy cutter, because I, you know, like a lot of times people look at the ninety goals top corner as like the real thunder bastards. But the those like it wasn't exactly a daisy cutter. I mean it was about shin height, I guess. But I like those better. Yeah. Move like it skipped once right before when him, but it was still moving like. My first thought was what's the x. g on that. I love how we just kind of like killed the ball dead though. And I mean in MO, obviously it's slow, but it seemed like he had forever to wind up and kick it. So, I mean, he took a step backwards to get attempt every. I love it should accounted for two. Also quick shout out to Ryan Frazier born with. We talked about David Brooks back when Ryan made a New York Times. Joke that went over my head. But Ryan Frazier is on fire four goals. Six games, of course born with doing quite well. And I think actually shakira's called power q, but I think Ryan Frazier should be called power q. He's more of a feel about that, right? He's five four one hundred fifty pounds and he actually plays. I feel like securities, like two hundred pounds though. She could. He'd bug on his shirt today and it looks like he was his head was going to explode because no air was going to his head neck is so big. But I'm I'm looking forward to the battle of the power cubes when board myth and Liverpool face off back when I decide the title by the way you could afford fifteen Ryan Frazier's for one miserable. Would anyone want that. Anyway, on that note, we can take a quick break here. And when we come back, we're going to get into a new segment and also take a tour of your back in a sec. 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Off the lease mattress or two hundred thirty five dollars off the luxury Sapir a mattress and free shipping on the lease mattress at least dot com slash FC and enter promo code f c at checkout. That's l. e. e. s. a. dot com. Slash FC from code f c. All right, onto the second section. Partout we're back and we have a new segment in honor of Ryan ex g. o. Hanlin in previous episodes. We've talked a little bit about tactics and stats and it seems like listeners are into that. So I thought it'd be a good idea to have something called Ryan o'hanlon's stat. Oh, the week and this week for this episode, actually, it's kind of related to an excellent piece that Ryan wrote about the I x prodigy. What's his name? Frankie Dejong Franky with an e Frankie Frankie. Frankie diong is a silent Jay, right? Yes. Like Nigel diong Frankie very similar player. The little terrier that plays what indefens- for x. yet defense and midfield depending on the game in his piece about f. d. j. will call him. Ryan brings up a step cold packing, what is packing? Yes. Packing is actually a, I think, in the analytics community, this is actually a controversial statistic, but I like it because it is a very easy statistic to understand and it for trays of very important idea with soccer and kind of a trend that is growing in the game and packing. Basically they count up how many players either a pass or dribble is eliminated from play with each play and adds it up team. So if you're centreback you pass it through the midfield to a striker. That could be six points of packing basically because you took. Six players out of the play. The Edison hits the ball eighty yards guero that's like same thing center midfielder exports a half space to in a fullback in centreback. Yep, pits. The winger takes one player out of exactly and the whole kind of thing about Franken EON. He is probably going to be a defensive midfielder ultimately, but is he playing center back now? Right? He plays centreback. In in a sort of traditional Dutch system in a back four. But last year he played centreback and basically should go watch the highlights there in the piece. He gets the ball on goalkick basically puts his head down into start to running full speed up the field just like directly through the strikers and with his head down through the midfielders and it's kind of would like eight year olds do the best eight year old on the pitch. Exactly. But it like he's such a good dribbler he's I don't know what the exact number is, but he's lost the ball trying to dribble like ten times in the past two seasons. And so like either teams don't react to it, and the guy just takes a ball filled himself, and that has the entire defense in front of them and would be awarded a ton of packing points for that or like the midfield has to worry about him and they collapse on him when he's dribbling. And then he just dropped the ball to another midfielder who's now wide open because the posing. Midfield is worried about this centreback bombing, the field and the defense has to stay back because the attackers are still up the field. So the premise of the idea is kind of gives players value for moving the ball up the field, which I think is just becoming a, it's an obvious trend, but it's becoming sort of a thing. The teams are just doing more clearly where they focus less on kind of the Corrs onnell passing, and they try to move the ball field as quickly as they can in this stat is one of the ways that we can kind of quantify the players that best that are best at it. And it seems kind of like roughly akin to like rushing yards passing yards. You know, in in American football? Yeah. So passing point, pets packing points or a crude. By dribbling past or passing through opponents and killing them basically. Yeah, and it completing a pass or dribble, and then there are players behind you and however many players are behind you. So it seems kind of complicated to kind of just attribute a number metric to this, right? You just basically look at how players are ranked based on this metric yet. You just literally just counting the number of defenders bypass or or players bypass n, like, obviously, a context. Lewis number means basically nothing. So you have to kind of look at comparison and then the other thing that they take into account as specifically bypass defenders. Because obviously, if you bypass it offender, there's only a goalkeeper and that that specific stat kind of has the most. The more defenders you bypass the more likely to win that. That's kind of that one has the closest sort of correlation with the overall success of a team. So is it kind of like a per ninety stat? Yeah, as argue. So based on that packing stats who are the best, I would call them Packers. I mean, I think that the kind of like term that's being accepted, progressive passers, progressive dribblers, who are the best progressive passers dribblers in Europe or England or wherever they're keeping it. I think the one that kind of stood out to me is HAMAs Rodriguez. I'm so glad you didn't say ozo-. Extr rates extremely well in this stat. Unfortunately, unfortunately, for you also, fortunately for you because he's on your team. Rigas is a prime example because he's kind of a player that used to be sort of number ten attacking midfielder and he's dropped back into the midfield and he sort of has the creative passing ability, but maybe he's not slipping forwards in on goal. Instead, he's sort of taking eight players out of the play with a single pass, and it kind of is a way of kind of quantifying. What HAMAs does? Well, if his sort of top level passing or straight up, assist goal numbers maybe drop off. 'cause he's playing a more withdrawn role. Right. So the deeper, the deeper you pick up the ball, or you have the ball, the higher your number will most likely be right because there's more defenders behind you? Yeah, I think in front of you. Yeah. And that's why kind of also looking at defenders in particular is also an interesting thing, but I think it was this was a useful stat during the World Cup in the sense of basically every Germany game where they absolutely dominated possession, but then almost every game they as far as defenders bypassed. They actually, I think trailed in two of three games and we're basically even in the other. So it's kind of a nice way of defining dangerous and actually affective possession as opposed to just looking at a percentage member, not having really any idea what it means thinking of Spain Russia's. Well, Yup. That was another good one. So why you mentioned that it's kind of a controversial stat or polarizing wise that so because it's kind of the, it's this company impact. It just created the stat in their kind of creating the number. They're just looking at the number and then reporting it basically. So it's it's kind of it's almost too simple number, I think, for some people, but I think the concept is it's just clear in it. It makes a lot of sense in it's a way that I think a problem with a lot of these stats or not. A lot of stats say that, but with stats is that they don't apply to the way that coaches talk about soccer a lot of the time. But like you hear coaches talk about breaking the lines all the time. You know whether that's breaking pass the strikers breaking through the midfield and then breaking through the backline in. That's that's what this number aims to do. At least. Packing. Yep, that's our stat of the week. Tune in next week for for? Who knows? We need a sponsor for this. If you're listening, the wherewithal. You want to. I was thinking more along the lines Trojan or something. Could be like UPS packing. That would be great. Yes. There we go. Up. UPS hit us up. All right. Let's go around Europe real quick. All I can say Europe right now is ever know, little scored and finally, Mark Douglas Costas bit. I shouldn't be laughing, but Douglas causes fit in his dues mouths of Sisulu Federico difrancesco. I think some racism was claimed. It's unclear Francesco denied the Frencesco, denied it, but it's kind of rare to have a spitting incident captured. That vividly that you know, like usually when there's like some kind of incident between two players, you know could be like a, you know, especially for spitting, it might, you know, have not the clearest angle to see what happened. But while cost literally was like a foot away from his face in spit in his mouth, it was crazy. Did you guys see it. Yeah, tough to do that. When VAR is league. You got a four-match ban, which I think is you know, pretty lenient actually given what 'cause moment hit elbow, the dune in the face. I'm outta love, Douglas cost, right in front of the somehow get regarding. Defer Cesco leg that p people were pulling up clip of him. Like, you know, salute or something pulling doing a nasty salute and also leading with his forearm on a turn from that game from that game, I which, you know probably wasn't completely unprovoked, but spitting in somebody's mouth is a choice. I go to his credit maybe. I mean, it's not to his credit, but he didn't really go crazy reactor. Anything. He just kinda like like with the fuck. Did you just do like looking at the ref? I guess he's used to apparently his mouth spit into apparently. Anyway, I see are seven. I saw on Twitter. It took him four games in twenty eight shots to score his first goal in league last season, and it took him exactly four games in twenty eight shots to open his event as account in Syria this season. So you know, back to our regularly scheduled programing. Everything's fine. Yeah. I mean, like I would say so, yeah. Nice little Vander snitch to get started and then than a tidy finish from the left side of the box where he scores a lot of goals from. So are you guys. Are you guys making you? They match is now kind of must watch. I mean, has done that for you more so than maybe a lot of people watch you, but have you guys been keeping up? I have, but it's like Syria is. I mean, granted, they only have a three point lead, but it's like Napoli does not look great. None of these other teams have stepped up at all. So it's like in my mind, like when I really think about it street is already over, you know? Yeah. So like I don't know if the Renaldo effect is gonna have me watching Syria games in February, still. Did you? Did you see the news that Siri v might literally be over that they kind of canceled the season. Lie knew that they a couple teams couldn't dissolve basically in them, they decided to just have like a nineteen season, which is bizarre. A couple of teams dissolved that are like they went into administration, like literally disbanded three teams. I mean, the court, the time quits have suspended the league. I mean, I guess by the time you listen to this, maybe things will clear up because I, I can't imagine that just going to cancel the whole season from here on out. But yeah, CB is in some legal. There's a legal snafu going on. Anyway. Let's hope that Serie B actually happens. That would be not good for. European soccer. If those second division, one of the biggest leagues in the world just fell apart completely. Yeah, yeah. But there's a seriously still playing so. Ryan, tell me what we should know about or mica in Spain besides Borsa in Rio. Maybe including them Ville, see who Esca moved up. Pretty hard are watch ability rankings, didn't they? They did. I think we need to know about athletic Madrid's who have five points in four games and don't really look that good after beating around Madrid for two in the SuperCup almost like it means nothing. Sini only out. I think it's just. They've actually, if you look at the players they have, they've actually like the roster has changed a lot over the past two years. So I think it's probably more fight a guess. It's kind of a. Growing pains situation and trying to work everyone into his system. He's sort of chopped in. Skewed his midfield basically every game and grease men, the best player in the world, the only ever present. But like, you know, it's parson riyal. They're ready. Seven points back of the top, I think. And that's like essentially an insurmountable lead basically with Barscelona. So I think that's kind of the thing I'm watching. They're kind of. Teetering a little bit, and I, I wonder if they're going to when they're going to pull their shit together, they did beat Monica earlier today in Champions League and Diego custody did score. He had been kind of in a slump lately, actually, Chris, Ryan. Know posed this question. I think in our slack maybe. Dearly departed, Chris, Ryan posed this question in slack. I think it was at the depths of the chosen, whining United poor run of results around that time. So I guess it was just a couple of weeks ago. He asked or posited, you know which what would happen if Josie, Marino and Diego Simione traded places. So Josie took over at let it go Madrid and Simione took over Mensur United. Would that ultimately be better for both parties. I think it would be awesome. Italy better for Manchester United if they sort of gave him the time needed. But I think the if they swapped right now and that was allowed. I think. Marino actually does better because of what Simione created in athletic for marina to takeover while Simione Marino. Marino team. Yes. Simione would be left to pick up a lot of broken crockery kinda Mitch mesh tedious, like it's bears. It would be fascinating actually if I could happen. Yeah, you'd take the. I would take that deal. Yeah, I think Simione has the personality and even the look, you might say to be the manager at Old Trafford. But I think ultimately the style of football, he plays it would draw some of the same ir that Marino's football has over the last few years. Well, it's kind of like his whole thing is underdog style basically, and right by virtue of the amount of money they have mentioned United, can't be an underdog the. Yeah, I mean, I let Madrid Spanish load of money to though. That's true. I mean, obviously compared to Barcelona Real Madrid, not as much, but that is true and they are kind of like, yeah, I mean, we're there underneath that top tier, but a cut above the one flake that you know the Evie they're still apart from the rest of the table. Yeah. In terms of like buying power for, they're not. In fact, the higher squad value PS Madrid does based on this transfer market graphic. I'm looking. At. So you can fact check me but eight hundred seven million euros is the value of their squad versus eight hundred two for PS. Gee, I guess that's what happens when loss DR king or like close enough to get playing time. The zeros really bring it down. They brought in Thomas l'amour over the summer. Who else? What else is new with Rajouri. This young sediment fielder from vary all in keeping Greenman in Gabby Gon who's kind of been there basically captain forever, right? He's like, Gabby is like fourteen years older than rodri- who they used to replace him, which is just a Wild Thing. I think labar Lamar has struggled a little bit. I'm not. I'm not sure on knows exactly how to use him. Yes. My breakout player from the World Cup. It'll have to switch. All right guys, looking at the rest of Europe, linens, legal, anything guys. Wish we following league champions foregone conclusion Buddha's Lita. Not a whole lot of promising, you know, teams other than via Munich. So that's pretty much over to. Byron Byron, late. Is back. He was hurt. It was good to see him back. McKinney was hurt playing for the US, but he played full ninety today. So Shulku hasn't won a game yet. Are they've actually lost every game so far other than the Champions League game today? Yeah. I mean, KENNY'S look good. Getting a lot of playing time. Sick just hasn't really played much the bundle is I would say steadily dropping from the initial or a year ago where we said that it's just the best league to watch random game. The games. Are you said that like last week. You already awful. We're only by weeklies. Zeke is only actually with three matches in. It's surprising to see that stood guard shelter and Leverkusen or the free teams in the relegation zone early days, obviously, but bottom of the table ever Kuzin yet. It's not great teams that thought or should directly be fighting for top four European places are in the relegation zone, but it's it is only three games, but it's just Byron is so much better than everyone else. It's turning into like a a PS g situation in the bundy's league where we can't say anything about Byron until February at the earliest. Basically, I should mention actually that a Korean teenager made the Champions League squad for buying John new young, who's a I mean, just from the three minutes of YouTube I've seen of him is a tidy, I guess, central midfielder so good for him. Bully born in nineteen ninety nine the Korean Gillian green. We should before we close. We should mention first of all, how terribly wrong I was that Lattany vich would not break ten goals in the Malysz in molest. I guess he has like how many does he have fucking like seventeen goals already. But his last goal, I guess, was it read it. Five hundred goals is five hundred goal and all competitions and they're Mike. There is not slow motion like this is Matt. Our colleague, James had the best explanation of it was there's not slow motion, slow enough to to relive this goal because the ball comes in on it was just a long ball over a shoulder into the box, and he turns around and Lou kings it into your post. Like I've never finished like that by just an axe kick on a full-body turn is great. He also got into a little fight with Michael Bradley, which was, which is really fun. It's delicious. Oh, that's right because it was against Toronto. Yeah. He said that Michael Bradley thinks that he's a philosophy of football and then said I have more goals than he has games. He should follow my rules. We win it. All these winded. All this dialogue take place after the game will they were talking. They were giants. Zoltan said that after the game, a great good stuff. Good stuff. All around galaxies, not gonna make the playoffs still. So it's just I was just bringing them LS table. So and the Eastern Conference, actually, I don't really know how the play offs work. I don't know how many teams make it, but Atlanta is in top of the table for the Eastern Conference, followed by red bulls and why CFC in Columbus. And then in the west, it's Kansas City. Dallas debutante l. AFC and real Salt Lake. It looks like the galaxy are in eighth place so knows Latin is not gonna win, and then molest title this year. At least it's a shame. Now there's Wayne Rooney actually like DC United is in seventh place, but he's been watch shadow to him. He's he's way better than. He's been fallen. Yeah. I mean, where's Toronto? Toronto shit this year as well? Yeah, they went from the best team in history to not gonna make the playoffs. Well. Players, how much do you have you guys been watching? Seriously? Because Atlanta, I mean, I guess this is lesser was not a fluke. And you mentioned we talked about joking, Joseph Martinez earlier, but in this dude, just can't stop scoring. I actually watch decent amount if it's on, I'll just a leave it on, which is a ringing endorsement, but I think is really fun. The thing about red bowl, like they have a very like they are spiritual brother to like red bull Rb. Sorry, not red bull. Leipzig Rb Leipzig and Rb Salzburg, like they play a very similar vertical packing friendly. If I allowed to say that style, if you're allowed to call back to yourself so they, those teams are actually very fun to watch. And I think if they match up in the playoffs, I'd recommend every listener to this podcast to watch much better endorsement than thou leave it on its own. Yeah, hundred percent. James shed on Thursday night football, which that's basically what the tagline. Here's what we should say. I mean, obviously I'm in New York guys are in LA, but if l. AFC make it far, you guys should go to a game. We should go to game, Vail flail. Let's do a podcast from the stadium. Yeah, doing villa. All right, commit to its yet that don't know how much your word bans the boot there. Okay. Okay. Okay. He said I've just been going over the recipes and stuff, so just wanted to make it like a true event. You've been going over the recipes for a hot minute stand Jolla, David Chang, man, we've been helping anyway goes. Thank you as always for joining me Mike and Ryan. Thanks buddy. Thank you. We'll be back in two weeks until then he's. He's. Today's upset of ringer FC was brought you by hotel. Tonight. I showing you top Reiter hotels with unsold rooms. Hotel tonight makes it easy to book your stay at an amazing rate, and even though their names hotel tonight you can book way in advance perfect for spontaneous weekend getaways three day weekend stations, road trips, business trips booking a place with a pool and more so to start scoring. Amazing deals at incredible rates go to hotel tonight dot com or download the app. Now.

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"Welcoming exhibition e._s._p._n. A._f._c. donald trump craig burley and stevie nikko on the day of the premier league return. The new season kicked off with liverpool. Thrashing norwich by four goes on all four of liverpool's goals coming in the first half this. This is men against boys stuff. Yeah what if your nari say promoted to the premier league then are getting results that places capelle probably not going to be a deficit between you staying open going when you make mistakes that they made particularly gotten highly goal. Someone might say it was unlucky. It wasn't unlucky a plan to see the bulk then it was an uphill battle from there from norwich. Get some results home fighting for the lives but from liverpool's perspective sloppy teams jennifer staff but just completely in a different planet in origin that yeah the luke luke luke nervous norwich and there were very very deep. I know you could you could praise liverpool for pushing them deep and not letting them up but it did look nervous but if you're clot we are happy happy of four goals but i think this performance has given klopp little thing you talk to defensive boat because there was a couple of times where they were the latin origin they did score a goal ooh yes. It was an easy victory but the things that liverpool can walk. Oh we went mentioned expect to goals from that stats graphic we will focus on the fact that is this this is this just because it's norwich and it's a newly promoted naive side or is this a sign of things to come when it comes to liverpool or manchester city playing teams in the bottom half of the table right as as we're talking about last year where it just seemed to seem republican everybody yeah and you we'll send where's the competitiveness of the league. I think is going to be more of the same. I'd just because i think they're so far ahead and you know nor extract to play the obama. Teams will try and play teams. Try and instill been taken apart. Unfortunately i think that that's where we are. I'd like to see it been more competitive but i don't. I don't see too many from saudi. Save seventh or eighth down given the big boys much of a problem. I just can't see it. This is a cliche. There are no easy games in the premier league. There are there are there are easy gains when you've got the quality that liverpool sipping for manchester city and liverpool the games and this gave me so today you stuck a jazzy of the so-called bottom ten teams. Stop any jersey on and you're going to see it exactly the way you saw last year and you one one hundred percents here again this year and it's just the difference and equality. It's a shouldn't be a surprise but there's a huge gulf and quality speaking of quality. There's been reaction to diva. Courageous performance directed you stephen violence waiter hazel. How about big dave <hes> <hes> which one was it kicked mistake by extending his contract this t._v. Loved thievery now is he still not convinced he can smell the liverpool front. Three this season this was of course he went on iraq then east. Even they gave him a new contract. He said what a waste of time. Let me show you making stuff up there and then it's usually that i said that when d- walker he plays before any of the front three the level dropped. No against norwich is gonna do well. I'm talking about the big game. We can claim one of the biggest teams. Let's see city for example and sanni yeah acela for means injured and we're relying on diva could ridge. I'm not very cozy. I'm fine. I am also also become possible teammates. They can score listen. We try to go here but the fighters you honestly tell me that when devotchka we plays before ended up front three the level doesn't drop but this is why they gave him. A new contract. Wasn't it for these sort of situations. I think they give him a new contract because right now and the market the probably couldn't find any body who could come in and who would be happy to play convicted up front three. That's why the this guy because he's happy to do that and clearly caught thinks that is good enough that when we put a man in may do something because in previous games the ones you're talking about a hangs down but that's the only reason for meet otherwise so he will times what i'm looking into. What ask let me ask you. A question have devolved rig was to be a regular an any premier league team team. Would it be when we go comple- every week team snow on well exactly so what are we going here. We're going down and down and down and that's my point point on a regular basis. You can't rely on him to keep a level. Yes he can produce something but if we're talking about what in the premier league league and then playing twenty three games. I don't think he's glue- any sign that contract. That was never liverpool's intent was it. It was having a squad player who could come on imagine. It's like this which is actually the point i made when it happened and that's the point of me. You said it was a big mistake giving him a new contract. I said i wouldn't have given him a new contract right but when you're talking about not nells then what else with supposed to do so they didn't get the deal could be a new contract and they can't find them. They also bring in its <hes> then you pushed onto your call now right so you give him a new contract. Why is if i say you the shed he's rubbish you should when you said it was a mistake not say listen twenty a four year old a twenty four year old who spent five years at liverpool and he certainly back say for the majority of those five years but yet. You've got twenty four year old. It was quite happy. He's starting to know the four five year deal and setting these box eight again. Probably i have a problem with would say well. I was i came to know. Absolutely absolutely nowhere is coming from. He wants to see wants to call a planet would see is a reggie tamed caught perform. Call it good fortune attended quite well because there was a long period wear whenever you come on the field is f- hadn't taken these box mccook cajole. The ball was fallen over couldn't find the teammate couldn't find the teammate when you come onto the champions league final tally skuld couldn't find a teammate that goal against uh-huh late one and it was flicky descended. Whatever whatever come off a bother then there was the boss alone a whole basle astle nothing which is amazing night for the club and then obviously the champions league final so that the attachment for him honest for liverpool has been like. I think it was almost like a okay. It can do that job against we'll give him a new contract. Let's listen what for him with a one c implant against the bigger boys. No absolutely don't want to enter another coming off the bench really so positive night for a negative alison forced off in the first half off said off the game. You felt like he'd been hit in the back of off. These livable's upcoming schedules pretty much. He's not gonna play against chelsea in the supercup. Yep we saw adrian. Come on how big a blow is. This is not bad. Run is it stevie. Liverpool gone yeah other than the ass no game i it's not bad and <hes> <hes> listen i i absolutely i'd ran vacuum up the united manually show. That's that's a positive step but the the end of the day when you have a goalkeeper alison sometimes you can't be too cocky. We'll see yes so thumped and but you know what this guy has made saves. When it's mottled more someone is counted an games regardless of the opposition. Even the smaller clubs get cianci's and allison has made saves so it's definitely a bl but i'm glad it's adriano manually. Look as people were the ones carrying the stretch said put the stretch because here's the big block and i think that's the thing i think in terms of all the primarily goalkeepers he's the big is not only fantastic keeper begs presence and when you're you tell you when you defend a you've got behind you whether it's coming across then mentally it's half the bow. How because you know he's going to combat. I don't always agree. I think it's a should mervyn's lessons great for him. I'm sure you've got one teammates injured. It happens and he's going to get some game time but very experienced goalkeeper commanding bego people seem one manually with of barring a disaster probably probably three or four weeks so the season kicking off this weekend as does e._s._p._n.'s a fantasy game be sure to go over fantasies. Fantasies soccer get involved over on the website. You can sign up now. Even though you may have missed the first week you're more than welcome to join us for the week and the wrestling matches coming up the big game this weekend primarily has to be an old trafford majesty united we on shell see the book of all united as favorites chelsea at five to two with visitors in a moment but first off the united kentucky yesterday but i think it's worth reflecting on once again their activity in the transfer window in the fact that they let lucar go twenty four hours before it closed without having something in place. Surely is a massive mistake from a club the size of majesty another one another one bought a club that was so far behind last year and are such a big club with with so much closer to only have and to help as much thank kabura months and months and months defense about this is all you've just what's he's thinking about. I think that because <hes> <hes> <hes> the back end of the year when they twelve games at an absolute shocker go twelve hundred feet in the next twelve shambles. I'm not sure that the they're sitting there. Going you know what we're going to tom. Ronin give this guy a whole treasure chest to spend when he when he has team produced at the end of the year. I think they might be just hold off a little bit as far as putting too much money in right now because i'm not sure the thing he's gonna last the season initiate the equation. I mean the whole thing stupid the whole thing but you know hiring source count in the first ten pre higher numbers fine the permanent the hiring as you know on can could nhl colonel go get my head around no this whole summer in mayo in mayo's behind hind lever pulling seti domestically never mind the european teams are some of the big clubs in europe and the quote a youngster from swansea who was a welsh international a national but he's got a youngster from palace and harry maguire or is it good play this game. I'm just breath it obviously because chelsea my united but it's not as we know r- because no one of them will be invalid. Jumpy show that united this doesn't surprise he's a sending more. Everything's furby left. It just seems to be one problem after another and emma who they have in charge they bring in players that don't seem to click. I spend a lot of money on plays a type of pay dividends and it doesn't seem to be a resolution. That's coming around the corner. What was the there's a common denominator for those problems would what i mean. It shouldn't be that difficult for them. To figure at the glazers of the glazers really really are interested or the other the biggest that the one thing they want. The one thing they wanted to do was to be successful on the field. They would have got rid of woodward along time ago in fact says as not. That's not their number. One goal then number one one goal clearly is to bring in the money and woodward is file as that's concerned. Is it the top of the tree but as far as football club that follows organiz insane in players to get manchester united as good on the field as off the field he's not and and as long as he's in charge of that then the shambles will continue club sales at player lukaku final noise is he's. The leading striker entered of paid nine hundred million form. You know what clubs the main striker at the end of the transfer window three or four days before the season starts insisted the manager there. Can you imagine hurricane. Mccain taught them leaving patino with left suitcase. It'd be gone already. Grow leaving there for me. No or money sally sally i wanted just before those managers would not take. We hear this team lajja and criticised josie marina for morning about not employers. I mean i know odd but yet you've got all the souls cow. Who's trying to convince everybody today that everything's rosie rosie. Everybody's positive you know we've more than happy with what we have and we're going to get on with everybody and fight even through a well all the funds. I talked to a really excited about was going to happen. I mean come on really. It's such a pedestrian side isn't it. We've talked about lipponen city and obviously mcguire won. The second makes it better but manchester united one of the richest clubs in the world business no doubt to get ninety million koku. Let's face. It wouldn't start possessions. They could vic not paul over ninety million withdraw money yeah well as shareholders right burnoff. That's going to struggle right. That's going to this gonna struggle. We talked about last year marino right and i know it's so i started coughing. Maria lots of things wrong. I was hitting the ball in the end. I said at the time said he's read the script here. He's not. We're going to get any better right. He's fighting are okay you can you can say you can question well. You should have done things differently but he just is it hot enough for the ball. Yeah i knew it was going and he basically chuck the toll and and for the united finds whilst destructionists clubbers this this is where it's going to be like paul poke poke poke with doesn't want to be united wants to be clear and he's going to have to play and play a big role. You'll roy the fact that when you look at manchester united and chelsea now doesn't get you going like did the policy of the chelsea starting eleven as well and that is just there's pedestrian obviously they've been back inside with regards to not being able to bring anyone in looker vase while i look and i mean christian sinden zuma with louise gone in the injuries at them. Go you tell me abraham who led the line for aston villa last year and they were promoted but that's the championship pedro who's getting older barkley still really convince countries not been then. You put who knows what's going to happen. The pill talented lot. I'm sorry breath played shavich slip. How many pedals bad off the bench prolific my goodness. There's a lot of pressure on him already uncommon abraham really you sent a follow up and if you don't play 'em and you please. You're you're still going to ask questions you gotta lonzo. It live a horrible season last year. Kozuma kozuma who's come by from being on lawn and he's come back because the need bodies i mean that's no way to pick a team when you're just picking the team because because you don't have another body madness for the club is supposedly biggest chelsea us absolute madness we talk beginning to show we talked about how some of the teams are getting pummeled would by liverpool and mindset is what we're going to see as almost all of the teams playing against them mindset jokes 'home-and-away having the right goal that going on probably equal terms so we're we're gonna see not because these these teams both weakened and the having ignasi ignasi obviously they build them over to get them over that line or bill them out like you died. We know that shelter situation as change your mind and your transfer bonds john's hamstrung a little bit by by all those problems the money to one that is no excuse yeah. There is no excuse for them still to be starting this season where we're on on a very good united team again and that's really thing we've sold this game. Well elsewhere this weekend. You've got west manchester city that kicks things off early on a saturday book and it spurs against aston villa game on sunday lesser against wolves followed by newcastle arsenal an interesting creature inhabits the flat arid plains of many an automobile dashboard the bobblehead it's most agreeable and will not along to anything despite having no brain function but when the bottle of head here's how geico not only saves people money but also gives them access to licensed agents twenty four seven online and over the phone not even more vigorously because he knows you should switch because yes switching to geico is a no brainer easy public easy. You'll could get whiplash folk north london clubs alternate critics a little bit. You can get in the window for spurs. Obviously we set our lawn saying well. They they haven't spent any money and broadening one new while they've done that now if both four new faces to the squad for us we said well. They need reinforcements defensively. They've called stunned that way tinny and davidge louise overall craig who's got the better of the transfer window between spurs and awesome. Oh oh ooh. I think you'd have to say i think supposed to say but i guess no of high slightly battered. I transfer window sending abroad. I mean don't believe is going to be looks like he's going to be a great player. Pappy commend the half of the key thing is great and the only andre roberson set the bar for scottish life box. You'll me tell me from sale tin. The supposed to be a very very good player negra this is going to be the acid test tests from so when you see those the law and then so bias her was great for spins on the twenty one played quite quite a few games a real madrid so we noticed pressure and let's see how how he sends a very tidy player so i don't think have been badly thome. You'd have to go arsenal you know because if if all the sayings they've made do well it will completely transform the we ask no play whereas if you look at taught gnomes they've strengthened ninth in the middle of the park but it's not gonna change an awful lot right so the potential for arsenal to be so much better and completely different is so won't bigger than tottenham and that's why i would see arsenal of komo better we slated obviously chelsea united states earlier both both of those had good summers and then you would say well as i said i think ain't chelsea of hot chelsea problems are self inflicted and my problems will just bad management but yeah i mean portugal. Nobody nobody last year and it's got some exciting young players t._i. The moment eric's instead. He's been hyping transfer window. Awesome left it late but the thing was in line for a while but sales held firm over money. They'll dovid. Louise was kind of the blue fin mccain getting desperate for a half and the must've been something. I don't know the story but the must've been something on the lamp came out said and there was a conversation. They tried and they were. They went their separate ways. It's pretty much like yeah. It seems lesson was an obstacle fun. I would be relatively be. I'm going to see for matilda effect we have. I agree johnson getting on the top four. That's that's a work in progress. Anybody thinks it's gonna be a title whose lebanon and it's a full of cookies. Excuse clown forty one big thing a lot better yes. She needed the u._t. Understa on the whole squad and they understand him bear. I'm looking for a great run fifteen games. We all got carried away. Don't expect to happen but i expect him to be defensively strong and going forward we more potent as well. The the key has to be louise because if if that of collapses then you can have as many great players as you want. You're going to lose goals left right and sound so for me. The difference between louise been success and failure is different than what they've got. Yes yeah. That's not a very high barlow done. That's true book the difference between them getting the taught for a not will absolutely we'll be on the shoulders of louise thank you steven has been crunching shing the numbers regarding who spent walked in the trans so end up in fine. You'll be interested in break. The netspend is compared to last year. Obviously toronto index still open across europe away from the premier league pressure and ericsson heavy leanings were moved to spain richard patino not impressed with the fact that all the windows windows don't close at the same time we are in this southern dash claps because they are a twenty twenty days more to to operate and i was a big mistake for the premier league to allow that in some time was good because you are going to start the season is on but in this type of situation you know we opened the door for the different clubs in europe to try to to great confusion futian in your in your squad and you know i mean they after to cease onto operating primarily realize maybe europe not change. I think we need to go back canister to open eight in the same way that they operate now. There's a very simplistic answer to this new green remodeler from him he it should just say no. You're not the problem is unsettled plan. You're correct what you said it would be if we're all in harmony. Take the same time that would be perfect scenario premier league of try. Something different does not common as of yet. Let's see i presume he's talking about eric's. Yes exactly might lose one hundred percent agree that is madness the the the u._p._s. as getting advantage. That's that's kind of <hes> <hes> but at the end of the you know what's common yeah and some delay eriksson. This isn't a short lyrics and may go. We've been talking but listen to the end of the last season so you have to. You have to decide what you're going to do. You really gonna let him go. You're not going to let them go on and you're not going to let them go there and you stick with sir and if you go out and you bring somebody in and if he dodging gore then guess what you're covered so yes it's wrong. You know what's common so don't complain about marines in the primarily when early in the premier league when early they wanted it done before the season starts the league's like so they went elliott not proposal announcement and then as you see everybody looks right. I don't really really tell i mean say paul he would be the big one talked about the most if he wished to go after the cocker gone if he wished to go salsa chased airport deflate fly to happen. I don't know uh-huh norway mobile app could happen at some of the clubs spot. I don't think if portrait he says the daniel levy for example uh we can't afford to sell us player. If we want to be more competitive asked you. I think he's got enough quote for not hoping to follow what happens in the ericsson saga and indeed what happens we now in the close of the transfer window at the end of the month in europe. You can check out all transfers. Talk websites expect take huge crowd at the big house tomorrow to sing napoli against the vassallo now that that game live on e._s._p._n. Two five pm eastern time in the western conference you can see galaxy currently saying fifth nicely in a playoff position however one of their big styles that big stars last time ever vich was asked about the playoff process in m._l._s. my last and it's not i think the system the way this because you talk about mentality for me mentalities what is every day training the trainers the replay the results in every game is important. When you come seven seven plays you make the playoff you win so how'd you quit that mentality to be on your toes twenty four hours. Someone coached davies no because he doesn't like it doesn't mean as wrong. This is the culture the culture he grew up and was ayoub expected to do every single day and every time you step on the field you had to one the culture here is that as long as you and a playoff playoff spot then you start again so it's it's culture listen. I don't come to your host and tell you what you should be. Cooking can do not shepherd's pie most legal but i mean no. He's doesn't like it and that doesn't mean it's wrong just means that he doesn't like it if you wanna bring and he's not the only one and you want to change the mentality of the players and the club's here an because all these players on eminem great money but it's proven m._l._s. and improving young players and improving the knowledge of the fun. If you want to change the mentality tallahassee i think i think he's point is valid not sense. If you want to change the mentality you gotta make less less khushi you to get into the playoffs right which is against the culture in the way that i understand up but he's saying if you want to change the mentality of the players here and and get them to understand the difficulty what it takes to win an other leagues. You're going to have to change a former and i think that's what he's trying to see crystal mr clinton. We all understand that it's not going to happen in this country and by the way he doesn't realize that because of the playoff system that's why the of emily's didn't have a playoff system analysts had tried to do a unit there the nearly two thousands we may know emily's i think it was three the owners and ten teams and the thousands and if there was just one team won something and everybody and half the other teams and probably more than half fail. The teams were dead by halfway through the season he might not be and then he's five six million. He's not he's not bothered sees it doesn't it doesn't understand what he's saying. It goes into the whereas but with the thought that system right now the may not have been l._s. You've just come in and all these based on intel until zlatan ibrahimovic to america. You gotta expect to take that kind of rhetoric because that's who he is. I know you don't always agree with them. But that's the package. I've major league soccer. We don't accept you need to leave. He's going to say i'll tell you what get get stuffed but that's just who i am. This is my opinion and agree with it. I don't agree with this doesn't mean radio show oh test test as too easy to get in the playoffs too many right ron teams that the league's almost finished and and that's the way they want to do. I don't agree with that. Benefits sade who struggle the star of the year you write a season novel a whole year this the coach is a uniform struggled at at the start of the season but here's an all of branch because you had to buy stock. Here's an olive branch or comeback. Ken said the mentality not just because you coached here okay stuff. I'm not less than i used that right to the he used used because it'd probably file <hes> you know i can understand the sentiment over. That's all i'm saying plenty of soccer of course over the weekend then for you lead you to the northern forest to greats going from the pulse going ahead so head seven thirty eastern on e._s._p._n. Plus and then at noon athletic madrid against you events in the icy say also here on e._s._p._n. Plus which will join this later on in the day tomorrow. We'll be recapping those gains plus everything that's been going on in the premier league despite steve t._v.'s protests g. garrett's eight out of ten according to melissa ready. Who i'll play a racist you can check on the website now more reaction to liverpool's big win today alexis nunez. He's joined by guys. Football is back. Finally this football is back. Shaming right joel uses who's joining for this one outside a cold rainy and very windy anfield on the european champions liverpool trust me they do not let you forget. This in this part of the town own have started their season with a massive win over noise. Josie was a bit of a david and goliath clash and of course liverpool came out on top as we would have expected but props to norwich who absolutely took the game to them when they could really well no wish exactly like they did last season in the championship but we were wondering before the game can reproduce that in the premier league and they certainly did they played they were with the board is called. The lovely goes where the movement was good on the ball off the ball defensively they have a few issues and weaknesses and that could be a big issue for them in the premier league with the bowl after they were really entertaining to watch and and you know give it a good game to liverpool and reading some quotes from european club after the match she said that of course you know props to norwich of course as we saw that they did take the game to them and he said that you know they really pressed us for sixty minutes which is pretty impressive for norwich coming into this primarily season but he's felt that liverpool's should have had more control. Uh of the game. Do you see that being much of an issue for them. I think he's maybe something <hes> with more practice and fitness being be better in the next few weeks of the start of the season and they are still in the first half. I wish i seven shots on goal. Which is the most sean goals that any team had unfilled here in the last two seasons so shoes you <hes> some point in terms of balanced team liverpool especially in the first half. Everything was not so perfect. I think they even the press saying that. We're not all going for the for the same price us together and things like that but those audits they were as we can just a little bit about liverpool's defense now. Because of course we know this is something that scenic does watch very very closely solid people talking talking about the fact that joe gomez came in and joel matty did not start especially because he had a really good game in the community shield. You find that much of an issue where you just happy which you're gonna. Oh my starting now. I was happy with starting. I think it would be a huge asset for them. And before he broke his leg last season he was outstanding really outstanding. I think maybe they need to adopt again off playing back together. Robertson and van dyke on the left hand side no problem beyond the right hand side alexander arnold gomez jimani just to be more game time together again because he's been quite a long time since they play regularly together to just get those getting used to play again with each other some we can grow and in in the first half especially useful at times dr. Maybe gomez was a physician alison. Donnell was was was going. I and gomez was was left behind him and it always used to be in the first half so again. It's something that we saw quite easily. Something other definitely gonna be hoping to sort out that injury that we saw to alison just speaking talking about how much of a talisman he has been for liverpool ran out. Did you hear anything of exactly what liverpool we'll be dealing with considering this alison injury no yeah no. We didn't have many details <hes> a c cough for sure when to freak go kick saw in early in the middle of the first half ukraine penn when he came off the pitch to buffet was being carried by one of the one of the fees less over liverpool dice not to see us. He's already out of wednesday's supercup final obviously <hes> bellezza for them. It's not too bad although odd autrian way when he came on all right except for we will expect that some other teams will definitely come and probably pressure out of the add more than we saw from norwich but again. I keep saying props in orange. They did stick to their guns. They did stick to their game. Plan went after it. Of course we do expect them that they might it might come back to haunt them in some of the other games later on in this season season but for now so far so good for the european champions and so far so good for us. We're going to go get a little warm because lord knows this is this is still summer in england. Thank you very much it from us here today. A big thanks to craig and davey we'll be back tomorrow of course for more but stay tuned for a bit of extra time welcome into extra-time steve nicol and detective craig burley is with us because there was a little bit of a dispute as to who you fancy to win the premier league title stephen because you said on the show last week managed to city but inspector barely found very immature. Whoa date was a video of the liverpool to win the title sean listen. The important thing is the dave rights and when i said i said to mr mom donaldson awesome right said that because vincent company had just left mancha society so it must have been right at the end of the season and they said that could be the point different. The company still left mind just would not only change minded with no. That's it no but i did shit right. I i didn't say on a touchscreen says liver poop. Money is the premier league or any other top leagues for that the worth watching when it's five hundred million pound team versus minnows surely there will be a time when viewers get bored of these types of games and just want to watch elite versus. Well you watch for example today but whatever you out in the world. You're watching your team and liverpool. Oh like a lot but liverpool predom- over the years and he knows better than me even before had primarily export then to what is today hey liverpool would've choice africa never victory so the professor see becca games all the time but in the neutral yes eleven profiles for example one is from who the problem for football though in your if this is going to be the trend city live events suspi s sheep also ran madrid everything is pointing to the fact that we we could have a super league or at least competitive matches week in week out but we did have lasted lasted a couple of years ago. That was an anomaly. Wasn't it yeah moving kenniston. No it kinda feels is creeping hyphen closer and closer but i don't think it's weird. There's still a long wheel i would i would i would agree. I mean i am a liberal poof on no surprise riser little the second off warren actually caught myself facing the screen. I couldn't remember at wash wish there was nothing going on. It's normal which is not unusual again. There's nothing going on. Let's see here <hes> stephen regretting your comments about reaching we talked about this on the show toll the tooth mar- if you're relying on to to play weekend week rico you're not gonna win the title and you're not going to be able to compete with montana society very controversial these initial question right and thinking about it does he does. He give a city awesome. No i mean how known before he actually gets a game regularly the the the arguments plan. He's scored flip back one of their better squad pleasant him how prepared you come the first game of the season mentally and physically under supplier day steve <hes> physically now in my opinion physically i never never fail up to speed until it played an a. primarily for minimum three games before games because because you can re preseason just replicate when the west of course and the roofing homes because it just gets faster yearbook always took me off your games. I'll excrete see is a good thing. I think pretty much would always same. We'll think now because we're never sure whether with one hundred percent we kind of the one percent but you wanna have kosher okay but the good thing is villa teams thinking that as well but we've got a pleasant them so you're actually your head of the game follows. Your position concerned as well mentally slava. Well you look at it. I tell you is they. I hope matters the false gaming preseason nomar hurts against us. We'll play against smoking and they're going to nightmare. We used to when i was at chelsea. Folks in the early days of this went. Abroad analogies awakes fan up for obviously because i plan against a big team we'll boy. They don't yeah and back in those days i don't leagues in late night in the lower leagues but what all sexual to god that was an eye opener because you go on the field and the west wind and you can breath right because we didn't we didn't do the guys doing now. We took took six weeks memories to be sexist. We are two six seven weeks off. Duck no fatness yeah. No no no no trashing off off so you are. You went all the way down. We used to go scandinavial time and of course the playthrough this but as much as you know that you're playing against second division scandinavian see the second game and you get and you lake. Tom said we'll kick up the bike. Say that and when you're younger player and you listen to ronnie moran and roy evans going all right don't want to and you're like he does. They've seen it before but as you as a young player you haven't but a real kick out the bikes a preseason he might it's horrible. All nonni horrid completely do nothing for some weeks back which is often often given to the <hes>. I would say probably stop somewhere. In the late. Ninety s l thousands come to that it was a complete break great dead some please go and run troll most of us yeah. I think we can imagine what you did for stevie. Why live internet so keen on sunday lukarco. I don't understand the u._v. One to the point of where i'm not sure actually believe it because i just don't see how he said yeah. He has to be the being straker push him. I don't do that and and they'll put a counter attacking can style of football which is absolutely one hundred percent of history so the united once again ninety million for tonight yeah yeah but well because into it made it clear not clear when he was saying. I don't want to talk about when he kept talking about how he wanted to from again from a a business standpoint of view edward. Would you know you want them and they have to get it done. But you play you play hardball a copy that go nope nope. They still retain obtain the one in england dragway food shepherd's pie. What is yours pizza lisa thin across lima. It's not yeah not the big hand now then crossed yet basie pepperoni baked in spicy. Why do you sound pizza. Do you eat it. Don't stand on the question. Yeah see that is to to the last week questions. He's made a mess and you know i think where do you stand on pizza. As a stand on pizza just told you i would italian sausage jewelry thin slice senseless yup and we saw about ah with a big skull shape. I wanted to live the men's men's no question steve nichols nichols book going to be available on audible isn't aristide e._s._p._n. A._f._c. that you can use that's great how they go donaldson nice. They've read in your own book. We're going to help so don't hold your breath. Don't they could voice over <hes> one of the newspapers nine somehow another story short floor in their clapping. Not we're done. We're back tomorrow. You're afterward not not once a smart safe in play in west palm spurs aston villa. We'll be looking back at those games. Look more looking ahead to chelsea.

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"Means Delay Sedation. Espn APP on Dan. Thomas later on in the Foam Germany's and Aso now sits on the executive members for crying. Pretty Bo Bitch will be joining us to talk about preparations to getting things back up and running in the Bundesliga. Also Danny Higginbotham upsets wrong with this suggestion. That Jordan Henderson should be named at player of the year in England. But we start as we always do by taking a look at the latest virus and we're talking about the premier league. It's interesting if you take a look at the European notebook and a from what not. Alton had to say within the article which release saying those have said that some plans are increasingly antagonizing fire high profile players voicing concerns from their paws at the holiday homes in the sun about safety issues when many players need. I'm want return in order to safeguard their careers. Playing huges Danny Higginbotham into this. Say say you can take a look at a case in point. I suppose Guero. For example has boys his fears about coming back but in theory he could retire tomorrow and being financially fine. We're talking about who on in that situation. And Danny you kind of in that situation. Would it affect you your choice about whether or not come back? No no because then what you do when you're looking at you wealth before health and I don't think is whether you're replay the tune in two three four five million of US permanent stand in a lot less. It really doesn't matter because it can still affect those people so I don't necessarily agree with with the statements if plays are saying that it's okay for soon individuals to say because obviously there been a lot of money throughout their career. In my opinion it has nothing to do with that whatsoever is not to do with the financial side of things because like I say no matter how much you were and if you get back on the football pitch you've got as much chance of getting as whoever else not pitch with you so I disagree with those statements. Stevie if you're playing today how comfortable would you be about returning to action? I would be comfortable if there were things in play. The the men every every avenue was put in place to to not not guarantee your safety because you can never do that. But the level of the level of safety would be my only concern. Celebrate cotton down. The percentages of somebody actually catching the virus and probably more importantly for please please just wants to play. I think if I'm a clear if I was still clear my concern wouldn't be plan. My concern would be. Do I take something home? So regardless of the money situation has to be about how safety the Environment You unto us and clearly you can never guarantee you will never be one hundred percent but I guess individuals will will judge. The percentages are and make a decision from there. One of the problems. Your so obvious that if play is now saying right okay. We've seen what's happened over over recent weeks especially Bundy's league in Germany. You know that things are starting to look better for Germany's entry now. If you don't start the game now then basically what you're saying is that you're not going to stop until his kill now. How long is it going to be until the cure is going to be one years? You're going to be two years threes. We don't know nobody knows that what you're saying is going to be no football and not sign. We all know that there is. There was a risk within it like Stevie just quiet Ryan. They said the biggest thing that I would be concerned about as a as a player as if I was to get it and accidents take your own family member. That would be the worst possible outcome for me. Would you come back. Danny I think if if I knew what the stipulations what and I knew. There was very little chance of me getting it then. Yeah I think I think I would do. I think if you'd have asked me two or three weeks ago I would have said no but I think the way that things are going up the moment like say specifically we're looking at the pundits later in how things have been done at the father and he's getting pets. I think I probably would do. And because I think there's talk about how they may be two tests a week. Something like that. And you know making sure that everybody's okay and being able to have the test so that's the big thing but. I think it does come a point where you get a point where you can only get as close as possible without actually having the cure to then go and carry on with the football. Meanwhile there will be some changes. When they win. Football returns we know the I fab proved now five substitutions because the frequency of the Games that will increase Steve. What do you make it? This say we'll be five substations that they can only be made as we see now three times during that. I'm scared case cases. See the wrong thing. I mean come on. Do you know what I've reminded. His dog were always complaining. About preseason game when the making all these substitutions and kind of the thing is power the pro the whole game is the manager getting these tactique. Straight and picking the right twelve and plays performance. Players have an have an a level of physicality they can play so many games. So many things with you know just just playing the game. Where's IT GONNA stop? Listen to solve was fine years ago and then they made it three one not happy but you know what okay but come on five. I mean really what is going on. And they're talking about the frequency games you to play three games a week. So they wins. You saw the. Nobody's GonNa make you play anymore and nobody should be allowed to anymore. And if you can't do the wrong game so don't don't try and make thing easier by you. Have Ten if you don't find what what's going on with your team. Another one on does stall come on five spot to Manny Danny Stevie sitting on the fence and not really quite which way he's going what do you think I think? The STEVIE Stevie won't agree but I think we should have at least five at least five swaps. I understand Steve is coming from from joined. The and obviously you know when there's been sued. Obviously we know now that the seven Simpson and three can be used for. These are extreme. Circumstances is not going to be. It's not going to be you know something is going to stay in forever but just failed. The what's going to happen. Is these players have not gonNA play by the time they step on the football pitch GONNA play for probably two or three months and my cell phone was playing. You played in preseason game the first game it always be eleven. Plays the first forty five minutes and then another eleven plays the next five minutes Chris. The problem you're going to have is your first. Preseason game is going to be competitive primarily game so if your own if you are five substitutes. That's all well and good but that means the five plays from the would go to play the full ninety minutes and a fully competitive market. So I'm all in most subsitute just while this he's going on because they're extreme circumstances but then when the new season to start in the future because of what he's been stay to hear if you stuck in a few stuck in if you're born with and stuck in relegation mile you know you're not. GonNa Make Life Solved these. You're stuck at the ball because you starting to. Levins is good as you've got so you're going to play against Liverpool and they can make five changes when when you know that you've eleven players. Are you think they lost what you've seen as well? They'll never be ill last night. A game three games in a week then absolutely not good then because there's no way there's no way you're going to take off you. Tell me about please. Even if the tyrod because the guy you're putting on you know is absolutely not good enough. I mean it you make it easier again late most things. The bigger clubs with the biggest courts makes far easier for them so so basically turn hamstring in the small team as well true extent. Yeah I think the problem is is the. You're going back without doing anything for three months. Not Any competitive matches. And then you're gonNA turn on a football pitch. I would rather have more substitutes didn't have to play with say a place. It's my plays again. The in crop in that first competitive game gaming. The first competitive game is primarily game again. Please that game injuries. Because I'm not it's GonNa happen but you could end up with games where it's being eight thousand eight because players just aren't capable of doing it. I think for the first two or three games. It will be an issue then. I think that when they start to hit the ground and they're able to get going then I think they'll be okay but I just think kids with the safety mind with the health in mind monitor. My look playing listening needs to come off. Also the is he's not going to be available for our next game which might be like you quite rightly said in two or three days. The Games are not going to be played at the same pace. You don't WanNa go biking since you're not going to go see. A game played at incredible pace. It is so everything's going to be a level playing field for everybody. Tell let's keep a level playing field cocaine. Five subs a level playing field for the smaller teams. No chance gentlemen. Thank you very much reminded dining with me on extra time. Today joined by shocking. You can check that out on our youtube channel seven years ago. Is today that we learn this. Rally spokesman was retiring Tokyo Manchester United called. Looks at what has happened since Johnny Higginbotham is still with us. And we'RE NOT GOING TO MANCHESTER UNITED DOWN. If I think of Juliana Ron joins the show as well because dining we wanted you to give us your premier league team of the year so far and I tell you there was one thing that just jumps off the page when I looked at this Danny and that was no. I think you know obviously money and Sella will be in numerous numerous people's teams. I just think when you look what he's done for south on some without them. They've been relegate seizing on people's choice for Fantas go the amount of goals scored and struggled doesn't necessarily have to be you know the plays from from the teams in the Premier League. I just thought I would look for the individual. What they've done how they've had such effect on that same because like I say Southampton you take him out. That same day would get relegated. I'll look money. What they win the Premier League without him. You could still say they. They could do because of the that. They've gotten not saying but I just think kings has been up sued outstanding this season and let's not forget took him a while to get into the team and his is still managed to get fifteen primarily goals. Saudi Amana Danny. You want me to say why haven't picked him. You can trust me the player of the year. Sorry you could argue. He's paying the player of the year. No I don't I don't think that it has been there and oversee will gallons on next but I just think when I look at individual plays or what they've brought through and same things look at body goal scorer in the Premier Aleka Obama young top goalscorer for Arsenal scored seventeen goals also scored four goals. He's never enough. Got Half goes of the Dawson scored less the Jamie Valdis Still. Doing the is top goalscorer. Show money yes I understand. People are constantly saying that at the end of day the reason upset as because I look at that Liverpool Sane and Darren upstanding team this is about individuals. The in particular for anxieties inclusion has stood out arsenal this season. They've been well below. Average Obama Young Stout Varghese completely changed the way that he plays the game the way. Now in in my opinion is is the all round centerfold away? The plays a feeding him. So that's why I've gone for those free from instead of money and like I say I'll probably got bent stick football. I'm looking at individual basis. And what they're out to bring into a same in particular sometimes in Austin a little lies wherever they being the league without them. Joe's post is your mind my team get everything that Danny's saying I think it's not just seventeen goes eight assists which does still go this season. He's also in the moments where Liverpool were growing oftentimes. You're losing. That happened a lot and he was there. He was the clutch minute with the key to get the three points on incredible run that they went on to. I think I would have money there. I would have as well involved Obama on the one for me making the my my team of the year. And we're outside your money instance anything else vehicles to you disagreed with. I Love Donny and I respect his team and so I would go with Henderson in gold because I think she has been incredible and Chris Wilder both me and Danny would pick him as a manager of the year without without even debates that has been so key in Washington. I should have done this season. He's been outstanding on his line. I think he's a wonderful. Young keeper is learning. Fast is listening is he? I think he's GonNa love good very positive thing about himself. As as as the person as well as were prior so I would put him ahead of. Listen there will be no Henderson. The other Henderson Jordan Henderson. In my team and it indeed for me has been the best defense in the league so far this season and I would go jeannie one nine. Who is for me? The most intelligent play that we have in the permitting right. Now let's talk about Jordan Anderson then more details a danny has named him as the player of the season. Jewish on guessing that he's not in your team of the year he's not your player that season. No No. He's not to say I've never been a big fan of the play player Henderson. I think he's a great guy. In and as as a lot qualities as a person and in terms of leadership is great and and why he represents for political club and while Liverpool means to him as well. This is brilliant. And that's all great and class taken his game to the next level. Yeah I'm not. I'm not the biggest fan of the player and that's why for me is not the player of the year neither if you take a Liverpool player deserve more because like I said he's so intelligent and he's the one that can do everything in that team is the one that club relies on the law in midfield to delay between the Buffalo and the thrones to to clean it up in midfield to walk again is also to score goals even against debate we. Tv Nickel on the floor. Few weeks ago For me when amazing football player Danny Yep threes? Now got the Henderson as two things that stand out from the season so what was the Walford game? Their only defeat this season Henderson was was missing. Think a lot of times you realize. I'm good player is when they're not actually involved in the game and then I go back to the munches to see home game as well why they won't three one toxically clock. It absolutely spots on Alex under Ronald Manchester City. Look to really target him. So what club did he played nearly four four one one and he played Henderson as a right wing. Allow trend Alexander Ronald stay by Henderson. Got The assist on. It's what he brings to the same. We've seen a lot of people associated with just being defensive midfielder. We've seen again through before decision. He's got more goals is getting more assists. I just think the leadership that he brings to that team as route Liverpool are bet. Same with him in it. There's no doubt about it whilst about the defense failed or been more attack minded. I think he just brings the best out in other places around the one thing. That's always been not stood Anderson and it would have been the same for anybody else to Winston Liberal Centrum failed to this accounts in your is going to be competitive Gerald which is ridiculous. In my opinion Stephen Girard is was a one off such an exquisite player. And he's always going to be difficult to replace but I just think that Henderson is found himself now will never police found his Rowlatt and he's found a way to actually lead that same and be the leader on the pitch. We've seen time and time again French. Why I've come for him and you know sometimes sometimes the the place that do get the ones that always please the eye all the time. We'll be plays like myself. You appreciate players like Jordan He'll do the wrote to allow over place to go and express themselves higher on the pitch. Meanwhile you both agree. The Chris Water should get manager of the season. I didn't get. This is the toll. Considering what Liverpool have achieved how extraordinarily dominant they have been onto. Stein is nice. Sheffield United Favorites to get relegated. Look at what he's done but surely taking your crops work count we Danny at Liverpool for complete and utter granted. You bring in a manager to win you titles. And that's exactly what he's done. Yeah he has not and the one thing I would say if before the season started if I would have said to. You Sheffield tonight or chance to Champions League football all over polar GONNA win the Premier League. What would you sets more likely resistant? Living for we're going to win the premier league in the dominant fashion. They would only lose one game along the way. They're absolutely sweep. Aside every single opposition. I understand Sheffield United. Doing what they've done is brilliant and Chris Walder's unexceptional job with the players. These good Chris Wilder have won the title with Liverpool. In the way that you can kloppers done I think crop could've kept Sheffield united up. I'm not sure Chris Wilder could have achieved what is done at Anfield. The way the way I look at it was bought for Manches to be an absolute sensational last season and going online critical towards the end of the number one. The League Armand just to sit city better than they were last season. No no they're not good. As while they were season you know the injuries in the central about positional me. One of the best center. Box in the Premier League dangerous to me about. We know the problems that sell hot. Chelsea bringing in a new managers bringing younger players through. We know the problems also have hot that much of a number of teams that are in a transitional period in my opinion Liverpool unbelievable. They've been absolutely outstanding. This season bought. I would've been more surprised if little didn't win. The this season because of water just mentioned about the clothes that you would perceive to be challenging. Who had a good season for one reason or another are in transition of loss players of injuries to key players whereas when you look at Club you say okay well you take over Sheffield United. There's no way that that seeing would potentially finished the Champions League so I think he's a greater achievement for what Chris Wilder is. Don't get this team onto the coast of acts again. Champions League football in that first year in the primarily arguably finished in above it argument finishing above arsenal arguably finishing talking Tottenham munches united a spent moral one player than I would probably say Sheffield United to spend on the whole of that. So that's where I'm going for I. Chris Wilder without question in my mind. We yesterday of course be discussed extraordinary comeback for Liverpool against vows at Anfield. It really was the best. Forty eight hours for neutral entertainment. Wasn't it last year? Liverpool game and then the day later I add taking on spurs remember. I X one nil up after the first leg in London took a two nil lead. Then Megan three now. At Half Time Spurs need to school three they schooled three Nukus Mara with pretty much last cake game guaranteeing a place in the next round. This was one chills. There was very special indeed or not I know. Lucas still cries when he when he watches the goal that is called night. Incredible especially the third one right in time the last again. This is the kind of thing as the player you dream all play is removed and I would never do it and Lucas and Danny probably dreamed of. I'm not sure if he did it. And Lucas and I think it's just incredible to go through something like that. They didn't win the final doubt forever. We'll will hold them that semifinals they leg non Saddam. We've staff ever anyone who was on that page booth. I xe full for spurs flag. We're staying in their mind and if you're finding you were there. Even if you went out there will always stay forever as one coming. Did we. Tiny no it always say I took a to know laid very early on which pulled in three and a little bit but then it got half time and as bizarre as it sounds. I didn't think taught him rather because what happened. The previous night with little pole and Lucas Moore was absolutely sensational. Felt sorry from the first. Because I felt the Tottenham played in our. It is Hans told him needs from the but because they didn't have a physical presence from in I extract press high and Lucas from. He was very isolated. Nobody really talks about it but you rented was defining in this game. He came on a time. I think he was for one yama on they then had dot focal point out that physical presence and I still press in high the innocence view from probably a little bit naive. It's the troubled Tottenham rail to go over press wondering over to the over the prestige frenzy every single time. Lucas more gumbel dolphin and his pace then starts to take advantage of the occupation. I excited the buck. And it was a wonderful tactical. Now's from From Portugal half time say it was just a sensation a sensational week for prime unique teams in Europe because nobody expects it on August common. If Chris Wilder was in charge of spurs were they have won the final Danny. Yeah because it Batman Seldom Star Star. Didn't do thank you very much guys just reminded legislation about ESPN NFC. All out of the champions they marked against in doctor you can take that out on Youtube Channel. Geico gets you access to licensed agents twenty four seven which means that. Geico is always there for you. If only everyone was always there for you like your wife when you forget your keys at work my texts. I am looking for the spare house key. Maybe I can get through the window. Turns OUT THE ALARM WORKS? It works fast. You should probably call me back. Geico always there for you with savings and twenty four seven access to licensed agents in case you missed it. Then the schedule announcement for next weekend's at Bundesliga Games on Saturday he got lives to Bruce. Your take on the shark are also Eintracht Frankfurt. Take on Bruce Gladbach back and I'M DELIGHTED TO WELCOME. Pretty BOVICI former Germany international now the executive member board member of sport at Frankfurt. Who's joining us? Now it's been incredible just watching all this play out over the last few days Freddie. What's green light to be involved in a situation where all of a sudden you're being told that yes matches a going ahead another stress you know because we had so many so many conference call. Saturday talking at this Different Commissions Task for US medicine. the politicians. You know everybody involved in in this To to reopen restart the league again We are really excited. Really happy to to come back and as I league. Also globally diverse leaker That would be a big big impact call for Germany. Bundesliga anyway now. Is it a feeling of excitement? Among supply is apprehension. How they feeling feeling good? You know because the boys they're only like two to play football they love it to to compete against the other the other team to score goals. You know that That is the goal what they would chasing Especially also the last week's very difficult the for the for the players. They only trained in small groups like five to eight was. We're allowed to train together. And so they starting two days ago with again to go in touch to to fifty other with the other players than regular training a everything you know kicking Sliding was really very excited to see like Kits took them something they can. They can do it again and they have been so emotional and about that. But it's a short time is only a short time until we start An settled in one week and so Hopefully hopefully nobody will get injured because the preparation to the to the first game is very short. That's it there's only eight days ago. Now until that first game few guys against Bruce Your mooching Gladbach and what's interesting about that game is on his own. There's no other games around it so it won't only be Germany watching football fans around the world who maybe have never watched the Bundesliga before but one to what some live soccer. How is it going to be amongst players? That can treat it as just another game. Surely you're going to be aware of the greater audience. It's going to be watching. Yeah sure and then I was also speech also next week Couple of days before they control the game. Talk about everything. Everybody would watch Global it's life We are very Situation all because all the other Games will happen on Sunday. Monday But also on Saturday in the afternoon then. It's the Primetime six thirty PM at Florida plane. In Germany and worldwide everybody would watch us How how we how we performed. But also how we've been managed to play in this kind of situation and then by Munich in action. Twenty four hours later top of the table ahead of Dortmund at the moment for you are a big big favorites to win the title once again this season unfortunately by a mini by a mini van. Minutes stakeholder in the League the cat was Very great team and they found on to struggle and then the first part of the season but now they are full-back but anyway It's really be very interesting to see this. This this window lockdown down started them really new situation and to find a ribbon everything that would be all big challenge for all clubs be judged And Bam Aquino so Everybody's excited to see How TO FISK Game Bill? Are you in the flow or not in okay? 'cause everybody's acting in good shape and fit but nobody knows if if they are really a team you know if they can compete like it was before last question by Munich. I promise before we move on. We GonNA show this week from. Ps Jay talking about the fact that their training schedule so up in the air looking to return to the Champions League in August obviously with the cancellation of the French league does the Bundesliga resulting next week and give buying an advantage. Looking ahead to the champions. Sure fish but you know August. That's a long period to think about what what is in August playing i. Hopefully we playing we also play into Europe Lake but hopefully hopefully also the gymnastics will can finish the nine hundred twenty season but So many question marks debt in all right not I. I'm not sure about what is in August and Is to travel is not allowed to travel. Tips appalled us no supporters. So it's it's it's it's a longtime thing about Obama. Nick if if it happened Will be a big advantage also very good opportunity to to to to to sleep so it's good for the bone asleep. Meanwhile of course amongst the chasing pack Peruzzi Dortmund. They've won a lot of fans this season with a young exciting squad and saw a football that they play who in particular out of the players. Do think are going to go very far from dormant is calendars team in the league. So any fantastic young players in all trade in Central Europe. Yeah they the R- really good opportunity. Also to challenge challenge by Monica Very I think it'd be playing the second week. They will play against by meniscus. It's key match also to to to come back to come close to buy an Goto to win at the end But would be a A great drink from the Bundesliga. The team not Manica win win the Bundesliga. So so I don't want you know because I'm also former player from Komo's and hopefully they can do it but Family experienced but I I like the home blessed though especially this young players. They're fantastic. Let's talk about you. Know Well Luca. Jovic of course made that big money move to Madrid over the summer. Sixteen million euros. He's only deliver to go so far. This campaign came back from quarantine and his fractured his toe. Which means going to be out for a period as well. You surprised how much he struggled given how good he was a Frankfurt last season. He was fantastic for us and all and also he's still young into this young players anytime and if you come to club like like it is not easy in all too Too Far find the right way also How to to act their jobs. So many superstars around you in Frankfort One of our superstars still under control from players did his job fantastic but he's still young and hopefully he will come back because he's special in the boxes. One of the top top top player. Police Age Never seen player like this in in in in the box this age Who can act so dangerous and an score so really really nice. Gold spotty struggle. That's right and I think he's I know that the eastern Kepi ride now repeat situation Alton Doing season so he now he's injured Hopefully that injury can help him to come strong back at like it was before I know In the season of Americans plying their trade in the Bundesliga including channel of course playing for Amtrak Frankfurter. How impressed all you with him. How much you like him? As a player like him and I was also splitting directors together enables plan them back. I was tried to to get him but no chance he moved later to diner. Frankfurt's on I am frankly Franklin with him and I'm I like him I like him because So much passion escaping always positive via he can play both sides on the right and left fullback Site and now he played also in the last games More offensive and he's got some goals far Unbelievable FOR HIM. He never scored four goals in a season is is he's a positive factor for us And he's also Frankford born now so Everybody loves him here. And you know really really great. Great Great Football Player but as a person. I could more final point just looking ahead to that big game against Bush mooching Gladbach the weekend. You think we're GONNA say more open more goals more action than maybe we've seen previously just because the players be or our staff was the first game back always. It can be cautious. I what sort of scoreline would you be? Thinking would be begetting for you guys I would. I would love to see a flight five so so many goods. That would be also interesting. Nobody if no experience about this situation right now after this long break and so coming back to play In in the League against the really strong team of turtles the year they are right on the spot to qualify for the Champions League a later fantastic season so we have not that one did play at home but be applauded because of supporters. Here in all fantastic stadium salsa great support us and but the correct of the game. I think change a little bit but I have no feeling about it. It will be offensive tackle or being more careful because nobody was in this situation before hopefully for the audience and everybody it will be a fantastic football football mentioned. Everybody will speak about it later. Pretty Voltage thank you very much for your time much. Afraid appreciate good luck for the rest of the season now over on the website. Stephan filled and Tom. Hamilton have teamed up to write on the Bundesliga extensive planned for kicking off next weekend and what other countries and leagues could learn from it. When we some real live action the k-league returns before the game. All the players of course wearing masks that temperatures were taken as well to make sure they didn't have a fever. Of course the game played in front of an empty just a one goal and it come in the eighty four. Th Minute from a corner leave. Don't go with the goal. The forty one year old making it one with six minutes ago proving enough to give a one their win over swamp blue wing. That's it not brings us the today show. Thank you to everyone who is being on if you on a bit more. That's how you extra time coming out. We saccharin extra time. Thank you as always the shot himself and Danny Higginbotham with we start with emergency nights question. Danny you guys agree with. Jules pct is suffering because of average teammates and the circumstances at nine. You shouldn't miss so phrase play. Carry the TAME instead of using excuses given by people like jewels. Nice straight own when he was seen as you know this. Play the complaint box to box box to box. Midfielder exists now through supposed to do the defensive and the attack inside supposed to fence. I would probably suggest that when he joined the club the was probably told that he's going to be the first of many many world class place in through the door off. That wasn't the case. I think Paul Pompous got frustrated signs himself. I think I it's supposed biggest problem. Paul Paul. Everybody knows what he's capable of. But just in getting that consistency. I'm hoping that when he comes back from injury and he's playing alongside Bruno Fernandez. We'll see different public. Because in my opinion I still believe that. He is world-class but it's very difficult for any individual play. It's a real mission to drug a team through when things aren't going so well he hasn't been great as you know. That's not his gift until the question. I'm trying to look further than the people like Jews comment from Paul. Paul and and with France is that he makes good teams better. But he's not the player. That's you build a team wrong. Which is why. He's trouble at Manchester United. That's what they're trying to do. And it's not would but is no doubt in my mind that you know he to move. Elsewhere are Real Madrid has been linked with fullback to you practice or indeed. When he goes back with France. You'll see the best. Buy Gaffe who he is. Maybe not the best person to ask this question to. You is like Halston Shack robot goalkeeping but Danny will try it. What's the most important quality for defender is about to be wrong or have a good sack digging every single showy? So I'm just I'm telling you the foremost defender so only if you'll always used to say to us do what it says on the ten if you're defending you defend first and foremost thing. Unfortunately what we've seen over recent years you plays like jumped surreally. Vich is your characters starch. Go on the game now and it's all about. Can you get the ball? And can you possibly fifty sixty odds and take it out defense? I'm still all about defend. Foremost and anything else on suffered is real bonus which decade the League is been the best in terms of quality of both suppliers and level of football the nineties. The Nolte's all the two thousand ten. Let's go to you Danny go with the north is I just think it was. You know you look at the rivalries. In particular off Mancha she and I it an Arsenal Chelsea then a dad. Ron Manchester see came into play thoughts from obstinately phenomenal place. Not Sound as we know. Who's in the as well? But he came in the two that he was down to two thousand dollars out drove back. So yeah I'M GONNA go for the noise sensational place. Outstanding teams agreed. We've noticed the decade when you look at the the poverty decade with the Manchester United Arsenal and their absolute bathroom defeated and then to finish up decade. Where you had united again Champions League joined the Double Bernardo before before he moves to spin. I think I as a decade can stand up to that shock who is the goalkeeper. Lehman founders saw snuggle. Can you really go all time last? Easy off again for me. Three the best ever seen did this recently. I think I haven't been with was it Was Good but I. I don't think he's these up in back category Johnny. Which was the most physical team that you played against off? Let less physical team early two thousands but they're not say the wonders tape dropped yourself some really good physical biles with them and oversee. I was part of the physical same as well. So Bolton less in my opinion at different periods. Yeah they they knew that then you scrap and then try and get out the deal with themselves you set. Pieces are a little bit much individuals. They always got that right. Why did you yes. What? What is the weirdest interaction? You've had your career. We've run as I say because I'M GONNA throw everybody at list. We've been asked to sign body parts. That's just leave it at that. It's a family show That probably as as weird an interaction as unsettling interaction as of hard remember. Speak about and you are shocking. Not to sign said body signed without all depend. I talent you what about what about. It's the way it is fat interaction. You know some of the way these ones like you going to the toilet and you'd be still dire pay tolkien C. And he told you fight to three minutes finished now just. I just want to go out and you get called it just. He's just like it's really bizarre. 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LADS#153 - Premier League End Of Season Recap

Loud Americans Discussing Soccer

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LADS#153 - Premier League End Of Season Recap

"Ooh. No, no. No, no thing. Hey, I'm competitive and Martin Frazier. We are loud Americans discussing soccer better known as land. All right today is Wednesday may fifteenth twenty nine. From south Philadelphia and Charlotte North Carolina Martin it's over it's done. It is done. The Premier League has come to a conclusion, and we have a winner Manchester City, it's been a wild frigate ride. How about for you? Do it's been a fucking roller coaster ride since the beginning of twenty nineteen. I mean shit. It's weird to sit where we are. Now in think about the season as as we just watched it made from the beginning of the season with all the clubs goals and lofty expectations until midway point with proposed leaders proposed huddle winners, and now now, you know, it's it's it's been a wild ride. It's it's like riding a drunk bull while you are also drunk, and it turns out the grounded also drunk. It's it's it's really been unexpected start to finish. And kev. I gotta say, I don't know about you. I don't know about y'all listeners. But a part of me Jesus Lord. I am. So glad this season's done. Well, I think for many of us, it's, you know, arsenal. Manta she United Tottenham and Chelsea specifically. We're all very relieved to see this come to a conclusion and. You know, it's it's been a rough ride for some of us. I know for Martin as Arshile Maine United. We who that that last couple months of the season. Couldn't have come. You know, sooner soon enough Jesus Christ. Yeah. We have Manchester City back to back title holders hasn't happened for quite some time since Alex. It doesn't look like it's going to be ending anytime soon. But I mean think I we had a close title race Martin Jesus Christ. Like, I've just you know, it's been so long since we have like hasn't been decided at some point in like early April or even March. You know, what I mean some just relieved that did come down to the final day. And hey, it really could have turned like there was almost an Yuxi by Manchester City on the last day. So it actually was really exciting on the final matchday. Yeah. Man. I was talking. We were talking about this on a couple pods back. How we've we've kind of been talking about this for the past three years, and if you can go back further than that since Kevin I I met there hasn't been a super close last day finale tidal race that I can remember since the Manchester City, Manchester United Todd raise back in twenty thirteen twenty fourteen and. Dude. It feels good. It's fucking feels good to have a real deal soccer war. And like you said, dude. Fucking huge oopsy hiccup for Manchester City in the twenty minute against the gay Segel's fucking love the gay seagulls. Oh, I and then the clutches men on earth Aguayo pulled them level in and I think I can say with a heavy heart and crying is that Aguayo might be one of the more clutch soccer players in this world. Expecially for Manchester City English Premier League championship races on the final day fucking God damnit. He's cluj. Yeah. Do you? Can you finally admit there's two people we got we got to have a little intervention about Sergio guero. Are you going to finally put them in your top five? Strikers. Is it going to ever happen? Is that no he's still not because rather have all the top five strikers that are on that list on my team before I'd rather have Sergio Aguayo, I think Sergio Guera was a phenomenal player. But in terms of just skill. I'd rather have all those players head of guero, man. I think that that's just going to be my opinion for for now and forever and may be wrong. Maybe. I'll fuck him die on this hill. Watch me, motherfuckers. So I think he's a phenomenal phenomenal team player and captain clutch himself, but I just can't put him in my top five players ever. That's that's just my personal belief. But this Manchester City team, dude like you said it don't look like it's going anywhere. And it makes me super fucking sad, man. And the other players going to bring up with Muhammad Salah. Like, you can't we admit no come on, dude. You have to how how when he scored one goal against the top six. He's so. It's fine. Like in back. It ain't gonna cut it. Oh my God. Not for me back Aguayo. I gave you a guero. I gave you a takes. Did it? Give me. Oh queiro. I kinda give you a guero did twenty percent did not. But the guys backed back golden boot in which I will, you know, it's an asterik it is being shared with peer. Tom jahnke. And also saudi-omani three African born players sharing the golden boot, which is wild. But also a three way tie for the golden boot, which we're talking on the phone. I guess like yesterday like what the I don't remember three way tie little own a two way tie in quite some time. No, man. I have to Google to find out the last time it was but in the past ten years, I cannot remember but just a huge shoutout to Africa for place in their stamp in the English Premier League, crushing it. And I could not think of a better poacher peer Emmer kebob young to be on that list. I cannot think of a better just speed demon as Saudi Amman a, and I cannot think of a better skill freak like most law to be on that list. So it's three of just great players in that in that top echelon of goalscorers. But we also talked about this Cav. This kind of seems like a soft Halley a weekend. I'm used to seeing twenty nine goals. I'm used to seeing Harry Kane trimbe break thirty. So I'm not impressed. Not impressed. Now. I really thought it was a soft goal tally. Like, you're saying like, usually we're in the mid twenties kind of close to high twenty s you know, and only twenty two. You know, a little a little disappointed, but I did see that stat where this was the most goals scored ever in the Premier League ever like thousand fifty seven it was like some ridiculous number. I oh, well, I guess it wasn't a bad year for goals. Just individual goals scoring. I don't know everyone scored us shit goals this year. You know, the nerds the stat. Nerds would argue that's becoming that's going to become more and more common. We're going to get more and more goals, but less and less individuals. Racking those goes up as teams focused towards building up attacks and playing as a team rather than relying on a certain individual player. Right. I think unfortunately, we might see less and less individual goals. But then again, I'm an idiot. I'm probably wrong. So who knows pure America bomb young? I refused to shorten his name. Because I love that name. He could hit thirty next season. Harry Kane if he's healthy if he doesn't have the injury bug like his head for the last three seasons when are people going to realize that he's worthless injury ridden? He's like. Kevin helped me out injury ridden star player and ruins his career. Lamar odom. Thank you. Kevin. So welcome. When what are people going to realize hurricane is the next Lamar Odem? He can't stay healthy. But I'm still may. I know I know he's still my bag thirty goals next year. I'm improving wrong. I said it above beyond what's going to be the golden boot winner. I didn't say we both of us did. So I just want to put it on the record. I mean, he you didn't say if he's going to be shared with anyone so not wrong. So not wrong. And guys, you know, we're going to get into the games on the final day. But just you know, we are entering a deep depression knowing it is the end of the Premier League season. And a lot of people are saying like, oh, so what are you guys going to talk about now? And I if you've been coming here for like, just soccer content. Then there's a way better. Way better shows, and you you you come here for the banter. Let's be honest if you want like high quality soccer content. I don't know why you're coming here. But hey, we got some transfer talk. We got the Martin today. Already seen grease Mun Barscelona. I think was a DeJean confirmed Barcelona has are Real Madrid pug, bud the Real Madrid. Like, we got crazy transfer. Rumors. We also have women's World Cup. We I guess what is the ICC? We're not gonna really talk about that. Fuck them. We hate them. Yeah. They denied our press passes. So they can suck a dick. And MLS. Melissa still around. So guys there's going to be plenty it. Hey, Martin Philadelphia union best team in the east. Are they now top of the table baby? Wow. Yeah. Our boy could name like Jimmy. I jimmy. I'm shocked. I'm shocked. I'm expecting a nose dive anytime now this. This can't be the reality of twenty nineteen on need some semblance of normality. Please Philly Cleese return everything to balance. Yeah. Man. I don't even wanna talk about Philadelphia. Sixers Jesus Christ. Jesus Faulk that was that was that was also Kawai. He can he can suck his own dick. Yeah. I'm pretty sure if he can hit that shot. He can definitely his own him. I hate robot. Man. Okay. Let's move on to the actual games on the final day. It came down to Liverpool wolves where Liverpool scored early. And then you had the insanity which was bright in man city, which I I do all the man city listeners. I was not r-. Rooting. Okay. I was kinda rooting gets man city. I was rooting for interesting. Okay. I did not want you to go in there in a mmediately blowout Brighton. Because it's just boring, and you know, what I was given interesting for like, two seconds. So it was very happy Glen Murray with the mazing header, of course, guero was it like seventy seconds later scored or something like that Martin. And then the floodgates opened. And man city just totally dicked all over Brian everyone scored I don't even have to name them all you know, who they who scored the usual suspects and you just see pep over on the sidelines with former arsenal captain Mikhail Arteta. Just celebrating knowing that they'd secured the title. So unbelievable Martin. It was you know, you also had the Wolverhampton wolves fan singing. At at Anfield. He I think they're seeing something like we're heave sterling is to time Premier Li champion some song. You know, just classic banter. You know? It was exciting for a sec. Did you have any lose your top price? Did you think Brian could really cause some crazy last day upset? I kinda did solely because of the results that Manchester City had been having over the past three or four weeks where they dominated team, but they don't win one zero. So for split second. Win Murray did score that goal. A fear broke apart inside of me and was just like they're going to they're going to dominate this game. But there are other going to tie or drawl. And so I did see that that possibility happening pretty pretty quickly until you know, about seventy seconds later where Aguayo came in score that goal and at that point give I was assured that city was going to slaughter city was going to win city was going to win the title. And and I was actually watching the game with my brother who's a huge Liverpool fan. And we were watching the Liverpool game and getting updates from the city game. And when Brighton scored he was losing his mind. But the second city scored it it was like every Liverpool in every Liverpool fan just knew that it was offer. Not there is nothing that they could do. And that's exactly how I feel and because once city tastes that blood man, they're going to go Danny on king's landing. They're just gonna destroy a team. And that's exactly what they did. It could've easily been six zero. And I that's exactly the game that I thought was what we were going to see and we eventually did Martin think about this that one loss by Liverpool by inches cost them a hundred points, the title and going undefeated becoming invincible think about that. That's yeah. That's ler -ly absolutely insane. And it goes without doubt. This is the greatest Premier League team to never win the title and Liverpool. Unbelievable frequencies in you, guys. I mean, golden boot golden to golden boot winners PFA player of the year ninety seven points one loss. I mean, the list goes on Trent Alexander in Roberston easily the two left and right backs in the league one with I think twelve assists another with eleven which is absolutely unreal. I can't even begin to just give praise to this liver. Poolside shout the club he took it. Well, he's just like, you know, we go again next year. And I know more, and you must be reveling in this can't be reveling in this too much as a man you fan. I mean, you're cross town rivals also won the title. I know Liverpool is more of your rival. But I mean, it's still like bittersweet, right? I feel nothing. I just yeah. Manchester. United hurts me so much to the point where I just feel nothing but hatred. So I I'm blinded by hatred told you the God's on his truth. I'm like Hannah kingdom revenge from the killed the young lungs gambling's. I'm doing both actually. And so while it was fantastic. To see Liverpool lose I was just still filled with hatred to the point that I felt nothing. When city one I've seen it before. I knew it was coming. I predicted at the beginning of the year. And I think this city team is going to be the top dog for a time to come. So it just sucks, and I've just been feeling that sake nece for five years since her Alex love, so it it just hurts Kev. I don't know how you've just been kept pulling on pulling on because after five years, I'm done, I'm done. So. Just real quick. I saw this. I hate that people. Some dome. Fuck just like when people will just pull stats together an atom up. And you're like, you're you're just this is a stretch. You know, what I'm saying this guy to do it all the time. No, no, go on any social media. And it's just awful. And this is the most ridiculous one. I'm trying to remember off the top of my head. But essentially, the guy said this is the first time in a combined fifty years that Liverpool are in bind fifty this. It's already. Come on come on. Let me finish. I'm trying not to laugh through this. This fucking Poindexter essentially said it's a combined fifty years since Liverpool arsenal, man. United have not won the title because Liverpool's got thirty arsenals now at fifteen and now you're a six oh, fuck oh. Which people are like well Liverpool makes up the way most majority of that come on like it's like the guys this is huge stretch. But I was like I was like I I could see someone being like, oh my God. Can you believe these top three teams having won fifty years? It's like, no. But like I see what you're trying to say. But like, it's wrong. You're you're you're wrong. There's no connection between the teams and the distance winning. If you wanted to do the exact same thing in terms of messing with stats, but a different context look titles. Manchester United and Liverpool have more titles than the rest of the league combined. So you if you really wanna pull any stats? Any type of wild connection and put it on the internet. You can do that. But just know Kevin is gonna tell you you're wrong. And I'm going to call you a little bit of a dumb as doing that. Wow. Exactly. What he said stop doing that? Whoever did that. I don't like you do that was always just like come on like a massive leap to be. That was like the nearest suddenly setting an entire city on fire. Like where did that come from? I don't it was hurt. Thirty seconds of. Okay. We kill now. Yeah. I really oh. I did have a good tweet. I did say gave thrones blue a four point lead at Christmas. So show. Shut up me. Also, the boring James Milner had one of the greatest tweets to I post it on social media boring. James motor said, I said, hey balls. Could you believe we had a seven point lead at one point Klopp response? Not now, James. Fucking to love Matt account. It is genuinely the best thing to happen to Twitter. If you ever wanna make yourself feel better go go look at that account at some of the best and most typical at least in my mind things that James Milner might think or say, and it's about Liverpool. And it's one of the few things about Liverpool that I genuinely enjoy that. And the weird relationship that's law and Lauren have I like that. It's it's weird. You don't expect it. It's like the hound and aurea I'm going to be making game at thrown references through our throughout. Yes. I really out. Yeah. I'm. And then you had a lot of also moments afterwards you had what's it called Salah? You know, having his daughter score a goal. Someone scoring a goal and Alison between his legs. I think it was like a little kid. Maybe his daughter something like that. And the fact that Liverpool fans can revel in just such an amazing squads. That's young squad. That seems to be, you know, just like they haven't hit a ceiling it. You know what I mean? So it's it's fantastic. Cba back to Manchester City Martin a hundred points last year, ninety eight points the next year that is a hundred ninety eight points in two years. Yeah. I did quick math. That's that's fucking wild. That so much points. I mean Jesus Christ. I mean, I know they have a net spending of like three hundred and forty million dollars. So yeah. Kind of expected, but Jesus Christ. That's that's a ridiculous. That's just absurd. Like how does any other team? Even in the top six trying to compete with it. And you saw Liverpool do their damnedest like so like are we seeing a three peat like they're already like the heavy Vegas favorites right now. I genuinely thing we will see three Pete here unless we see just the football gods say now, I mean, we saw with the Chelsea dominance in the mid two thousands and their recent upcoming and with Manchester United throughout the year. Even though they were on the paper on the history books the best team they just they just fell off for season. So I think we could see that. But I just don't see see it, dude. And I also don't see help pep improves this team. I don't know who he buys who we let's go to make this team better. So I think I think they're going to continue their dominance weather. There's a fluke or not we're we just yet to see. So. Liverpool is going to be able to continue this for anyone. It's just not fair. It's just feel like this is so bad for world football and for like competitiveness like we don't want the Premier Li turning into league or the boondocks legal. You know, it's just I would just hate for to see that you know, and also shut up to this Sieber metric. Benjamin Mendy has played twenty two games and has won six trophies. Must be nice must be real nice. It's it's really really funny that people thought he was going to set the Premier League alight. And all he's done is have a fire social media, accounting and get hurt. I really have no. No doubt in my mind that Manchester City in the next three years. What went at least one of those titles? I do not think Liverpool is going to win next year. But in the next three years, I think they'll win one of those titles. But the satisfying is exactly what you just said. I don't want this league to turn into the Buddha's Lita into Liyan because we are on a fast track to do. So I think. There has been a lot of talk online. Whether you're United fan of city fan or a fan of soccer. There has been talk that the city game plan, and it's not just Manchester City. Hell Manchester United is following Manchester City in doing this. But this game plan of buying the best and just opening up. Your pocketbook is is ruining football as ruining global soccer because you just see the gap of you know, a of finances that a team can use an spend and and use on transfers Joe's drop off from the top six and the pram drop off the top three in. In spain. And it's not just offer. It's in every sport the richest team always wins. And I think that is kind of ruined ruining some aspect of the game. And that's why it's so fucking fun to cheer for teams. Like, I ax those dream teams that aren't built by billionaires. But built by hard work in young kids. And I think what exactly yes, even what potch is done which mart. I brought this up a shoutout to Logan Smith who was nice enough to be our guest host on the last episode. We talked about just how incredible it is for world football. And how special teams like I acts or even Tottenham can do what they do on the budget. They have and the players they have. Isn't credible. And I think potch, you know, I mean, he has bought I think it's like at least one hundred million in the past couple of years, but he's had two windows of no players. Incorrect. I think it's hold to transfer windows, and you do January to you. So what he's done with. The town. He has which is good talent. I'm not saying he doesn't have great talent. I just think it's incredible. But I think those are becoming few and far between you know, what I'm saying. Yeah. I definitely do. But there's always going to be that magical season. Like Lester that you know, re reignites that spark that really just love for football love for that underdog spirit to come through. And I think we'll still continue to see that. But like you said, we're we're going to miss out on that for the next twenty five some odd years, we're just going to be in this world where the richest can get the best and they're going to win and will sands Manchester United because they can't figure that fucking shit out. But you look across every single league. The richest club is going to win the league Byron Barsa event is PS g city, and and I I don't know how we could ever ever go back to a cheaper day in football. We're way too far gone on this path. So we we just got a fucking deal with it. And love soccer, regardless. We get to see some. Of the best players weekend and week out. So that's that's cool shit. But the pessimistic sodomy just still wants like west Brom's Middlesbrough's to be in the top six to challenge for the title every five or six years, but are the nineties men were onto bigger and better things. Yeah. I don't know. I'm not sure where we're going. But I mean, I think there has to be some type of maybe we have institute some type of cap like here in America. Yeah. Or something. I don't know what this Lucien is. I'm I'm not a small, man. I. I don't know outta it's it's a big challenge. I mean, hey, fica or UFO's coming after man city the day after they won the Premier League and saying they're going to be banned from the Champions League for two years possibly so. Hey, I don't see that happening. I just want to bring that up to you real quick. You saw that story. Right martin. Yeah. I did. And I don't think it's going to happen. Just now because it doesn't happen to anybody. But Chelsea man, it seems like everybody's immune to any type of punishment, except Chelsea for some reason. I mean PSG ram Madrid Barcelona Manchester United on the real spending. Yeah. It's it's just a slap on the wrist. And and nothing happens in rinse wash repeat, man. So we'll see city into Champions League four sherve, but the lose money can get. That's all is. It's all about money their money hungering fucks. I mean, that's why you have literal slave labor in fucking Qatar and people are dying. You know, why? Because it saves money. Yeah. People get 'em people. Sorry. People wonder what this podcast is going to become for the next three months without soccer. We could talk about the rich being assholes for at least eight months. So don't you worry? Oh, yeah. The source will be here. And Kev, let's end with this eat the rich. Yes. I think yes. Yes. I like where this is going anarchy against me. Yes. I love this. Okay. Sorry. Sorry, the rich. Not kevin. Yeah. Don't don't please. Don't eat me. I'm not tasty ice where salt. Okay. Let's do our favorite moments from the Premier League. And you go I because I can't think of any right now. What are some of your favorite highlights? As as wild as it is to say. I think the seven point league that Liverpool had dirty bitch. I know I know it I know it I had such a, but it was such a crazy point in the news during that time because a seven point lead in in December in the years past that was it wasn't a sure thing, but it was an almost thing. And then I think that that kind of just set all the Liverpool hearts flutter in the best possible way. And that was just a really wild time to see all these Liverpool fans, you know, just have so much hope and and anxiousness and to be twenty nine years. It's it's just a crazy build up. And like I said, I think though when the league in the next three two years, and so that was wild that was like a appetizer to for what is to come and my neck. Favorite moment. Obviously was the Levin game streak that all the gun, Saul char. Had as mentioned the United intermarriage earlier. That was yeah. When he when he took that we on that was like the exact same thing that happened with Liverpool fans and December set my heart aflutter, I was like oh my God. Oh my God. Manchester United is back baby. Fucking all these at the wheel. Oh my God. How good does it feel and just to taste the bitterness of reality? It's kind of a crazy juxtaposition. So I think those two moments are my favorite storyline moments. But we're talking about game. And and you know, actual action moment. I think on that. Have you got one on one? I like the par when everyone thought sorry sucked. And he was actually not that bad. That was a great story line for a bit. Where us as the media were all saying sorry was going to get sacked. And he was horrible. Remember marino. Coach this year feels like ages ago. Yeah, it was damn. I forgot about that RIp man yet Marino people forget you coach this year in the Premier League. I love that. I love that dumpster fire for a while that was a fun ride to be on when he was going to get sacked. I liked unite Emory when he was on his run. I like Liverpool playing defense. I liked Virgil Van Dyke really really emerging as a player same for hime, sterling. I mean, we knew there are good. But I think there was just so many great individual performances this year all around like there wasn't like a specific player who you're like get like the player of the year. It did seem a lot closer than in years pass. And I did like like you had hime sterling Bernardo Silva Aguayo Virgil Van Dyke saudi-omani saw like so many players showed up this year, which was really really awesome. Yeah. And the whole has our story with him flirting with Real Madrid. I mean, we've been talking about that feels like for at least a year and a half now. And the fact that it was still a huge storyline that he still hasn't committed. He hasn't popped that question. It's crazy and right now right here. May fifteenth twenty nineteen I'm still wondering is it going is a stain? What's he gonna do? It's like the real housewives of America. But for me, this is what I did. This is what I lost for I wanted transfer. Rumors. I want gossip I wanted all fucking inject that shit into my veins. I wanted all. There's a lot of crazy stuff either. With the other teams. I mean, what's a Claudio Ranieri was coaching again for a bit. Oh and just to bring up the other team the fucking Brighton. Coach Gus sacked. What's his name, and that really bummed me out? 'cause the guys the Brighton coach he got sacked. Oh, yeah. Oh, Chris Chris Hugh in. What's your last name, Hutton Hutton? Yeah. One of those. We got it though. I was I was really really depressed about that that that made me really bummed out. Because like I hate when managers who like, I don't know. Why teams think they need to strive for more? You know, like the fact that he's keeping you up that should keep you your job. Right. Like, I think so for a team like that, dude. That's that's. Dis job, but permanent. So I think he should get a lot more respect. I I don't think that brightens should've let him go. But once again, they stayed up even though he loved, and so that's a testament to the players, but that just from you know, from human to human that was tough to see him go because it was obvious. How much he loved that club? Those players those fans, and it was, you know, at the end of the day as it always is an any sport a business decision. And that's what hurts the most. Sometimes. So our P Chris Huhne Hutton can't remember your name for bright to be relegated next year. Blake. What what happened how they're going to be your next Southampton? You're gonna hate a team because they coach I'm gonna end up hating the fucking. It's going to happen. I'm going to end up paying Brighton, and they've been my darlings might gay Segel's. And now here, we are homophobic out. Your hating gay Segel's Kevin it's twenty nineteen. You can't hate. Casey goals. I can't wait for the Monday morning headline about this. This is gonna be good. Soccer podcasters God damn it. I don't know. There was some really cool stories actually there is one of the questions, which we'll talk about more. But the fact that rough of Benito's did what he did with Newcastle with Larry like a minus twelve million spending. It's pretty remarkable. What he did didn't get the any of the players you wanted fucking, Mike. Ashley got damn it literally. The worst thing to happen since I don't know. What the writers did with Tyrian a game of thrones. Boom more. More more game of thrones, talk, baby. I really hate what they did with Tyrian guy. Just lost all his intelligence dummy. Yeah. He's just babbling fucking idiot like Mike, Ashley he's like he's like verse Charles or flowers for non if you haven't read that book read that book, but he is he goes from smart too stupid or flowers for Charlie for the always sunny episode, dump vets. Also a great episode dumb bitch. Couldn't make me more smarter. Really fucking fantastic. You in a one of my top favorites. Probably top-five always sunny episodes got damn I love that show. All right. What a season congrats Manchester City. Unreal. Absolutely. Unreal. Very well earned deserved. I know when I put that on our I think Facebook, many people were blowing it up like fucking oil money oil money. It's like, yeah. You know, like I can't be mad at the players. I mean, they're not the ones like, you know, they're just trying to get paid. And it just happens that it's being round by some like fucking czar, whatever, you know, the seek I don't know. So I can't I can't be the mad pep is the best manager in the world. So got dammit. They're gonna three they're going to three peat. It's just a shitty. Shitty season. It was cool. When pep- I came into the league wasn't that? Great. And then it was cool to watch him get the century, Mark. And then it's just like. Oh, we we're going to watch this for a while. Now, aren't we wait way? Oh, money's going to rain. Supreme. Yes. I saw the hottest. I don't know if it's like take or the hottest like, I don't know. I think it's a take. I don't know what to call it. Some fucking more on ESPN NFC go figure came on there. And I guess there. I don't know the guy's name is. But he's like the Syria guy like the Italian league guy, and he is saying a hundred ninety percent certainty that peps going to go Tig over you vent this. And that is the stupidest fucking thing I've ever heard in my life. Like why why would he do that? The only reason I could see him doing that. And I mean only only reason is if he has that we're not mindset must conquer everything must dominate all leagues. And that is the only reason I could see him doing that. It would just be a personal decision a personal goal to win at everything that he does. But you know, outside of that reason. So any logical reason no fucking way do like. Looks like they've hit a ceiling in they're bringing in players like Emory, Chon and ARIN rain. Right. We're man city is like like someone I think it was Alejandro Martinez. Is that his name on ESPN NFC or something? Like, no Marino. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. He was like, dude. Like, those players won't even make it into the starting manned city eleven. And that's who they would not know they would not. But what you vent is is doing is is exactly what I urge Manchester United to do. They're not buying superstars. They're buying younger kids that they can groom into superstars. They're doing. Exactly what pep and your clock did city and Liverpool respectively. When pep- spent all those gobs of money, he didn't bring in one super superstar. He brought in a lot of younger players on the cusp of greatness for dumb amount of money. No, no doubt about it. But he didn't bring in already made superstars like Manchester United's transfer history over the past five years. Fuck me five years God that hurts. So I think that you've meant is is actually doing well in their transfer markets. They're making a nice mix of youngsters and older veterans. I mean, you look at their back line and it stacked with veterans, but they have youngsters disag- Leah emerging. They're aiming for players like Bernadette she aiming for players like Deborrah two years ago. They're getting players that are young on and on the cusp of stardom and grooming them into the player that I think they they think they can be. So I'm all about that transfer policy. I think that is why Liverpool and city are so great because they're not buying ready-made superstars that might not fit into the system. They're buying younger kids. They're buying kids. That can have the potential to be great and building them themselves. They're essentially building the kids. In the eye of the beholder. They're they're playing God with soccer, man. And I'm about it. Yeah. I don't know. I just feel event is kinda hit a ceiling where man city or just like ridiculous. And the can it's only like the sky's the limit with this quad. So I don't know. And but maybe if they get the champions van Pepple be like, well, I can go window of Ronnie. I don't know. But I really don't see it happening. I think it's such a far shot. I it sounds absolutely crazy. But you know, I didn't think neymar was going to go to PS g so fuck me true. That also I don't think you've end us will win the Champions League. I think this year that we're currently in this twenty nineteen year that the earth says that we are in was their last shot with this team after this. I think they have four more years before they can really contend again. Well. Well. We'll we'll have to see I don't know. I really I cannot tell you. But yeah, we also have the Champions League. Final talk about see we got content boys, girls, gals, boys and gals. We have plenty of content. So don't stick around. But Martin are you ready for some some fan questions? Yeah. Okay. Let's do I wanna come from our discord channel chat room for lads. A lot of these people came into our chat room because they didn't really have anyone talk about soccer. And these are all people who have checked out the show, and they won't talk to other dudes and gals who are into soccer. So if you wanna join just messages for the link on our social media. First question comes from Brian Angelino. He says what is your way too early top six for next season? Loof already. We're doing this. Okay. I'll buy one. Okay. All right one. Okay. Sort one one two three city. City. God, I guess I have to say city right now, man. Yeah. I think it's gonna take I want to say too, easy, man. It's too easy to pick city, and it just hurts. It hurts because it's also the most logical choice because I think they were the more consistent team compared to Liverpool over the course of the can't even say Liverpool wasn't consistent. They got ninety seven points. They were both so consistent. It was broken down to go. I know I know just hurts it just hurts. You know? That's why you gotta chew city, man soccer. God's smile on that oil money dotted trust in soccer gods, and you've got to trust in oil money. If you're making any type of bet or way too early bet on the top six next year. So I guess we'll both go with Liverpool of second. No, oh, I'm actually gonna throw you here. Okay. I'm picking Tottenham as number two really with the my ill with the mole healthy next year. That's ballsy pick. I am I'm picking Tottenham. But the catch the caveat is that they're at least nine points behind Manchester City come into the year. So it's not. So it's not going to be a close race next year. No, Surrey it. It's going to be a snooze earn. The title will be decided by March seventeenth. Wow, that's early. But you know, two months before the season ends Martin. Oh, sorry. I can't do calendar. Math. What's after March, April April seventeenth? I'm that's what I'm giving. It a month. We get four more games. Okay. I'll take still pick Liverpool, but I have taught third and then fourth going arsenal. Go balls in. Wait who do you have third? I've taught them. Okay. All right. So I have the. Fourth year going arsenal. Why do you do this to yourself Kevin because hope never dies except will kind of just goes onto the next year? Yeah. That's that's our man. And I want it back. I want it back soon. So the bird. You want that home? I don't have you at home. I have Chelsea number four shit has doesn't leave. If has doesn't leave. If has our leaves. I've them number six. So can I have that? Can I have that little option that low play? Nope. Nope. Stick to your guns. Fucking. Hazards. Definitely lease living Manchester United number four. Okay. Martin. Let's. That's that's a tough order. I think we're both eight is it really is. Kevin. That's that's the worst part. Let's be off domestic though, I don't even wanna talk about this even the season just ended. I don't even want to think about next season yet. I wanted to break way to go. I want to restart I wanna immediate restart. You know, how you can restart fica any point? I want that right now on a rewind back to August. Twenty eighteen and kick the season of all over again. Okay. Next question. Boy, Garth your boy Garth. He says what are your thoughts about Paci knows thoughts? On retiring? Spurs win the Champions League. That's not going to happen. Now. There's a way when's the champion? No, one would reverse of he's going to get so much money for winning the champions in so many offers if he retired from Spurs the guy just wants to win. I don't think I get like retired on top Apache so young. There's no no question. Yeah. I agree. No way Podger Tino retires after he wins. If he wins the champions first off the guys so obsessed with winning trophies for Tottenham improving that he can win trophies. And that's not trophy. That's trophies that there's no way he's quitting after one. The only man who can quit after two years to champions leagues. Make that three champions. Leagues is don's a Dan. You don't quit after one Champions League. I think he's gonna if he wins. I think he's going to stay at Tottenham. If he loses I think, he's gone. On his own volition that is. I don't think he's fired. I think he lied. That's the way and goes. Yeah. And goes somewhere else. Well, a deeper question from your boy, gar what are the lads going to talk about? When the Premier League is over bitch. We told you we're gonna be talking ridge guys, dude, eating the rich. We're going to talk about women's World Cup. We're gonna be talking about transfers. We got MLS. I always you can forget the MLS also talk about and we still have a championship. Also, kev. Kev quiz aside bar for the MOS lovers listeners and everybody else in between quick MOS update. Bruce Arena's has a job. He's coaching the New England Revolution. I don't know when he started. I don't know if that's recent news. But I was on ESPN today and said Bruce Arena has a vision in mind for New England Revolution so confirmed he is on the New England Revolution. When and what time I don't know how he's doing. I don't know. But he's there and he's probably ruining them more. I can't wait to move to Boston and follow that and just well, not really follow it. But just be around it. Be there for it closest entity. Actually, I'll be in Boston this weekend. I got a job interview. So thoughts and prayers for Kevin in if I don't get it. Someone hire me, please. Please nip Austin area. Please needed my lease start September. I I really need a job. Give him the job. Someone give me a job fucking give it to him. Just someone can be goddamn job. All right next question. How successful do you think hazard will be at Real Madrid? And do you think the win the Champions League within there? I don't think it'll be immediate. But I do think if they get a couple more pieces, I mean, Real Madrid just has a knack of always Jimmy's league is there competition and even on a down year they were doing pretty well. I mean until you know, they got knocked out by acts. But then again, everyone got almost got knocked out by Tottenham. So, hey, not not the worst thing the lose to write team of destiny. But no, I don't think hazard will be immediate game changer Real Madrid. But it will definitely be a boost. I was agreeing with you the entire way until you, stop speaking. And then a random thought popped into my head. He's going from a tougher competition to the Spanish league. So he kinda gets a tiny boost there. But I agree with you that he's not gonna pop off immediately. But I think that he is going to be one of the most dangerous players in LA Liga for sure especially as he gets more and more time on the pitch in Spain and gets used to the playing style. And I think the playing style suits and it's a faster faster flowing game. It's it's more pass oriented. And I think he's going to have a lot of space to run and create some havoc. Whether he's going to reach the heights that he has reached in the EP L, I think that's absolutely possible. Especially with the decline that I'm predicting with Barcelona in the next three or four years. I think that if they add the right pieces like you said, then he can be one of the most dangerous players in that league. No question about it. But they need to support him. If they get him yet. Definitely more support gear fails gone. So who knows for sure dude, I thought that was guaranteed like years ago, they might send him to his under twenty three's. That's hilarious. Arellano? I know I know next question marshmallow thirteen ninety four says if United could only sign one player to fix the current problems who should it be, but trying consider only realistic targets, for example, Virgil Van Dyke Lepore obviously out so Martin who would be the one player. To help fix current problems. You could sign one player who do you want your club? Damn. That's a good question. Menu marshmallow. Thank you. Yeah. That's that's a fantastic question. Mostly because there's so many fucking problems that manages one player will. I think that if I could only pick one player. I would have to pick a defender because it's it's just atrocious. Either a defender or an actual great holding midfielder seeing as ander Herrera's now, definitely gone. So if I'm picking a defender, I have to go for Martinez who I think is fantastic layer or Veron. I think those are two of the best and on the younger side of available defenders if I'm looking for a holding midfielder. I would love I would love Raby. Oh, I actually like him a lot. I would also like. I again on PS g but I I really like maturity, I know he's old. But I think he could bring a really calming presence into the midfield of Manchester United especially due to his history with Paul Paul. And the fact that he's played with him on the national team as will as you Ventas, and and Paul GPA is comfortable with maturity behind him. And so that would be a real calming presence and let Manchester United unleash the real Papa. So those are my top three obviously Jaden San shows up there. But I just think you need so much more than one player you need to kill mall off like the game of thrones. Hey, we back there. And we're back started a new. All right. Let's do or there. That's that's from our disco channel. Thanks, guys. Hey, great. Great questions. Guys are fantastic. Let's move onto our Twitter. Follow us lads underscore podcast. First question comes from CF ninety seven blogger at blogger CF ninety seven I think, he's a Chicago fire blogger. So if you're into the MLS and Chicago fire give them a follow was this the year seeing seeing the weren't in the Fitch ways. My was this a year of failure seeing they weren't in the UEFA Champions League. Final share is wing to leave enough to offset that oh, I think he's talking about Manchester City. So was this a failure since they didn't make it into championship final. No. You went back to back in the Premier Li you could win the domestic trouble. No, not a failure. At all. It's an international failure. It's not a domestic failure. I guess a pens on the goals of the club. And I know have schools are eventually winning the Champions League. Final once, obviously. Yeah. That's that's what he wants. But I don't think any Manchester City fan player or staff member is feeling sad at this point. So I think it's it's it's definitely a success. You can't say that doing a double is a failure. And they they're obviously one of the best teams in in Europe in the world. So you can't you can't say it's a failure. You can say it's somewhat of a disappointment that you did not advance. And you know that the longer that pep goes without a Champions League trophy, the more Digal shifts to the Champions League trophy. So I think if this happens again next year, if they can't win the Champions League trophy, but they do when the pram then we're going to kind of shift more towards the failure. But then again, they just want the three peat. So it's not a failure. So as as long as they do well domestically nothing else matters. It's it's kind of weird to say that but as long as they keep winning the league and keep dominating the league like they are doing you can't consider any season failure. I mean, I know pep was brought in to win that Jamie's trophy. But I mean, they're doing things domestically. This club is never done. So I think it is still phenomenal. All right next. Question comes from the half and half, scarves podcast. They say is rough Benitez January atop manager or a good mid-table manager has found his. Level at Newcastle. That's a good question. I think I said earlier Rafa has done a lot with the zero resources. He's been given. I think he's always been in that mid two good ranges manager. I mean, he did have that phenomenal chambers e with Liverpool can't take that away from him. He obviously didn't do that well Real Madrid. But you know, I think rough Benitez kinda gets short end of the stick. Sometimes I think he is better than people it on. I kinda agree with you. I think that he is definitely average manager. I don't think he is anything special. I don't think he is anything bad either. So I just think that he's good. He's not great. He's not bad good. He's run of the road. And you know, some managers are that. And he has done wonders with Newcastle. Could another manager of that average skillset do that probably not. But that's what set some apart from those average managers. He's he's not great. Don't don't kid yourself by saying that he's so special, but he is average. And he does have that unique skill set to do that at Newcastle. So it it's just you know, the perfect storm for him to do. Well, but you send him to Liverpool again, he he's not going to be as good as your in. You send him to Madrid? He's not gonna do great. You send him to arsenal bars bars. Lona United you send him into any top club. And it's not gonna be a shining diamond. I think he's found his home. I think that's that's a. A perfect expression. He's found his nation. Yeah. I I don't know. I think it is interesting. I think Rafa is a very interesting case. But I mean time will tell if he gets a better job or not. But I think he's in Newcastle. I mean, he's it's unbelievable. All right next. Question comes from Eric gag may at a Walter. He says best EPL eleven of the year from teams outside the top six and outside the relegation zone. Okay. Who? Really? I really liked. This is someone who we've never really talked about in the pod. But I'll say it, right. The right back from Crystal Palace, Aaron one Bassac awesome. He's really really good. And then you can name a ton of players from the Wolverhampton wolves. You could also Lucas dig may from Everton. I like him a lot. He was sick. Let me think James Madison on ski as Goldie Fabio on's. He I think Fabio shore on on Newcastle was fucking phenomenal around Jimenez. Yeah. Diogo giada Declan rice, Ryan. All right, brother. Ryan, brother. Ryan. Frazier watt for guy della failures up their cigarettes in was phenomenal Michael Keane? And yeah, there there was I mean, if if we could take the top six Jamie Warren, the yet, Jamie USA, James Madison already, right? I think if we took the top six teams out of the pram, and this is a weird little thought just look at what a race that. We would have the wolves fifty seven Everton fifty four Lester fifty to West Ham fifty two watt for fifty Crystal Palace forty-nine Newcastle forty five and imagine that being the race of the season. It's like that in any sport, especially soccer and former one ironically. But it's crazy to think that there is so much talent in the teams that nod lot of people care about. And the team of the season that we kinda just name we just listed a bunch of phenomenal players. I think you could take any one of those employed them into a top six club. Give him a year. Give them some patients, and they'll reach the level of everybody around them. All right. Martin lets you rapid fire. You ready? All right. Young leg at show. AJ says who will have a better season next year with Chelsea polls it or leftist cheek postage Kaz? God bless America. Lofter's cheat because reality wins damn it's all right next question. Soccer. Swap says, what are your thoughts on banter analysis or banter rivalry which seems to descend into slurs threats and brings out the absolute worse from football fans. All right, guys. What is this the banter rivalry? I guess it's just you know, taking the piss or just like talking shit. Analysis that about other team as long as people just realize it's just a joke. Like, yes. Like, we're all just again. These are sports teams guys. We're not talking politics religions, or like, you know, fucking genders and shit. We're talking about guys playing a game on a field. Right. Thank you have. We're not if you don't like talking shit. Don't listen to it. I think there's this whole notion that sports teams, regardless the sport that you're playing shouldn't talk shit and the fans that watch Shinhan dog shit. But look the fact of the matter is that's one of the most fun parts about watching sports team. You have this illogical just love for this team that you don't even personally know, and it makes no sense. But you just love this team more than you. Love your family members, at least for me and. Wants if your not. Yeah. Right. If you are not raise this is if you're not ignorant, sexist or anything bigot bigotry online, or when you are talking about sports, say, whatever the heck you one. I do not care say whatever you want to me. Guess what you're talking about sports? I'll be more stoke that you're talking about sports. Then you're insulting the be like. Oh, yeah. You love sports word. We could grab beer one time. Oh, you're calling me a piece of shit. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. But what about like like, but just don't get like when you start talking shit to me talking Shin Bet. Now you mad because I'm not getting mad. I thought we're all just joking here. I don't you know, people are just too serious nowadays Martin next question from sky at underscore sky underscore, t he says what team surprise you the most good or bad from the? Wolves surprise me. The most good, and then Huddersfield just let me down Damen the pumpers. Let you down full me down harsh. It just got the lads curse. All right. Let's move onto our Instagram last three questions. Follow us at lads podcast from Paul George. Who is your pick for the championship playoff final? So ask them villa. Made it into the final today on a penalty. Shootout guest was against West Brom, and leads leads leads Darby one goal. And they play again Saturday. So I'm hoping for a leads s to villa championship. And I'm going with villa? My my one of my best friends is a big Villafane. I love Jack Greeley I wanna see him in the premier's been on such a fucking tear. I just if it's not Swazi. It's going to be villa for me in the championship. Even though Martin I know leads we want leads it's gonna I was I was about to. I was about to call you out on that. We're always I always. But if it's villa who I thought didn't have a chance in hell but went on this fourteen game like win didn't lose a single game. Like, I don't wanna see villa. Screw villa. I've seen them before. I wanna see leads man. We're team leads to death. All right. Well, what if it's Darby you've always like Darby? Yeah. I'll root Darby, but you're definitely not allowed to root for Aston Villa. No way. I don't I don't give a shit next nicely mall. Next question Sweeney, junior says how are you coping with the Premier League over alcohol easy? I just. Next question. Team of the year with no players from Liverpool or city. This is from Brooke be are sexy. K? Ooh. Are starting eleven guard from the back. Let's hit it from the back. Okay. It from the back are not to heya, Hugo Reese. I'd say Hugo, no, I'm sticking with feB on sqi. I'm sticking with Fabio anti fab. Okay. Yeah. Aaron Wamba Sokha. Yes. I really like Ruediger. I thought he did very season. That's that's good lend. Michael keane? I like Michael Lind offs. Good. I like I do too. I do too shawl leftback. That's an ask for me. I don't know. I think he year in the second half of the season. Yes. But your players are. So I thought. Well, yeah. But still six place. Congrats. I don't know. I wouldn't put Luke Shaw there. I don't think I would okay. Let's move up to the midfield. Nagoya kante. Yeah. He didn't hazard for sure. Balmy Yang Yang Jiao Latino as center mid I'm one him in there. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Lucas sonar Lucas Maura. We didn't mention them. Ooh. I'd take son over Lucas Mora. Lucas was more internationally area. I can't I can't skipping over Tottenham. Also, Toby Alta water water water water water. Yeah. We doing. 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Shorter Premier League Matches?

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Shorter Premier League Matches?

"Welcome in Tuesday's edition and ESPN FCC here on ESPN plus on Damn Thomas. Lots of people joining me today. Stevie Nico Worby hair will be discovering more about daisy. The cat plus he'll be responding to the throwing coach who is not very complimentary about stevie dinosaur ways. Meanwhile Craig Burley will be here. Was We'll be reflecting on the top fifty worst premier league signings ever who also Gab. Turning the clock to two thousand and two would you believe it was that long ago when ins at blue the title on the final day of the season we saw though as we always do take a look at how corona virus is being tackled in football around the world starting off with the positive news that it looks like the German government to me on Wednesday and expected to allow the Bundesliga season to resume on. May the fifteenth. Things aren't though as clear in England. The chief executive now he's of course. Is that representative of the players? Gordon Taylor saying that the primarily considering shorter matches neutral stadiums and more substitutions the. Afl champion is in charge of the leagues below the in great power saying failure to on Prem mealy promotion and relegation will need to very messy legal action. Okay let's welcome. Shall we end up? Got Into the show Gab. I feel like every single day. I'll go to you with another idea. The Premier League are looking at the latest being shortening the highest from forty. Five minutes. The Gordon Taylor that the head of the players union the PFA you're already familiar with the the five substitutions and playing a neutral venue. Which is actually. Isn't it primarily idea? It comes from the police for law enforcement here here in England and which isn't really an idea it's fact because they said if you don't do this we're not going ahead but what you're seeing right now is how different this whole situation is being dealt with in England relative to say Germany or Spain now in Germany and Spain There is a face off the league. Have your bus in Spain. Christian Cypher in Germany. These guys have been out in public for the past. Six weeks They've answered questions. They've been there debates but very very open in England for a number of different reasons the primarily because decided to take a different approach. They've had fewer meetings. They've had more sort of behind the scenes discussions. There is no face of the premier league like Cypher or bus to come out and answer questions or or to speak in public about what the plans are. And so the information. That's come out. It's come out in drips and drabs. Some has been has been wrong. Some of it might have been earlier proposals that have since been abandoned like remember back when they were going to lock them. All up at Saint George's park some of this. I'm sure somebody maybe is brought up. Forty five minute thing. Although I think it's also interesting to note that Gordon Taylor in the players haven't really been part of this discussion. They fell out badly with the premier league. Got Been What three or four weeks ago now? when they refuse to take thirty percent a across the board Terry pay cuts. And since then they haven't really been involved so again. This is information. That's feeding back to them. It's a little bit like like a game of telephone right now. A lot of rumor but very little fact in terms of what the perennially is actually actually plans on doing in what you make so well. I think it's a mess. Scabs just described. I don't think this forty five minutes L. Cutting the duration gangs got a hope in hell of actually happening. They can't rip up the laws of football so I think that is frankly. Dr Even suggestion to be talking about the neutral ground's I think that's pretty much set in stone. It has to be that way. They don't want They they don't think they can produce twenty stadiums so where we are now is. There's a big problem because the teams at the bottom of the Taylor remember. If only seven clubs don't agree to this and the players say no that all falls down now the clubs at the bottom. Do not want to be relegated from the competition that is vastly different from the one that they stopped they regard neutral grounds as part of that vastly different landscape. The other problem of course is there's been talk of no relegation. The teams at the bottom of course would love that but the TV companies. Wouldn't they want a proper competition of dead rubbers? So there's a lot to sort out the players. I think that will be big meetings this coming week. In the next few days where the medical protocols will be put to them and they will be off to agree that it is safe enough for them to play copy completely safe of course until there's a vaccine as we talk now. Gab Gut instinct. How will it be resolved instinct change from day to day? I think it's good that they have the finally talking about actual medical protocols again. Medical Protocols have been out there in the public domain in Spain Italy Germany for for three four weeks. Now this is one of the first thing he's going to change with the science but this is one of the first things that you should put out there so that people can debate and people can get comfortable with it one way or another My instinct is that I think in the end. They're going to work out some form of compensation which can either mean more promotions relegations. But then you still have promotions from the football league or some sort of of economic compensation to the teams that are slighted whether it's championship teams. Not Being promoted or primarily teams being relegated. But guess what there and this is purely a hunch. Yeah this obviously is one hundred eighty and if they came to you and I'll show you how will you fix it? Would you answer the phone? What would you say? Pick up the phone if if you WANNA cut through all the verbiage cheer about this and there's a lot of I will sort it out. I think there's a big imperative financially to get this league completed and I reckon that the league will start on June Twelfth Review Wise. Meanwhile it's going to happen as an opponent is the next week. This is this genuinely exciting news. That's indicator Reuters Coming out and and reporting that Angela Merkel will say yes tomorrow now. I just give you a peek behind the curtain like if a massive international wire service Reuters comes out says this then it's because somebody in government has has briefed them and told them this is what Chancellor Merkel will say tomorrow. It's not like they've they've spoken to her or they read her mind so until it happens. You know. I'm keeping the champagne on ice but certainly it's a very very positive mood and something that's going be very useful to other leagues as they as they try to see if they can come back because Germany in some ways can offer a bit of a blueprint or roadmap of some of the hurdles. Maybe some of them unexpected hurdles. That you'RE GONNA have to deal with imagine real life to talk about Jen. Thank you very much. Have Goals England a long way off that stage at the moment and for more almost going on in the premier league and their plans for check out my folk dance school over on the website. 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Maybe we don't care lead that bowl and then handerson slots to feminism. You know you have a throwing coach with the only team in Europe in those big clubs. Whoever throwing coach and again these where you not really playing where you struggling then you put up one of those that you work on training and I think that's even more satisfying you go go and Joe's going throwing killed hold on a second. Got a big one because it came. Mcclure dwelled on the throwing cook. Because we didn't have that would never happen. Can three on this stuff according to useless okay? So we'll you for throwing coach qualifications Genie's the Guy He's a scientific. The guys work this side to he goes just someone that picked the streets matter. He's a positive thing is whether or not club would be very happy and grandma. 'cause where the coaches that they can go crumbs from a move that it probably worked on our training the movement of the long throw in by then be lucky. Maybe we don't care after that and then Henderson Slot see to me. You have the throwing cushal only team in Europe in those clips. Whoever throwing coach and on a game like this where you not really playing. Where were you struggling? Then you put one of those movies that you work on our training and nothing even satisfying going. Joe's GonNa throw in killed hold on got a big one numbers don't because it came through as well done the throwing cook because you don't want doing coach that would never happen. According to news useless. Okay so we for throwing coach qualifications jeans but the guy is a scientific. The guys worked side to pick in the streets intersect monster that you should know. He's and it's been a running theme census. Tv Nikko with us. As is Craig Burley. Now is the first time we've really heard from Liverpool throwing coach talking about Stevie this Thomas Grandma's comments earlier this week C. I a. born cristobal of all a guy last nickel and the gray all also earlier. It's really clear for me to see to have no knowledge around throw INS and it's also clear for me to see that their stock in the football world like thirty or forty years ago where where we were drinking like ten pints The night before we had to play where we didn't do any specific of course of course had passionate that time but they're not all but the rest some old players who haven't free really been following. You know the modern football and so me. It's it's okay I think. Defense Defense and social media have answered for me because a lot of people are calling them like outdated dinosaurs. I don't have to the need to call them. Stay at your response you know. What was a C. N. B. S? Bottles brains I'm telling you he's. He's actually just said that what we will do that years ago. The Games moved on. What Absolute Law Nonsense? Two Games moved on. Listen I've spoken to players the bean and has sessions on the field of spoke to plaza. Been these video sessions sat for for Jimenez and one thing. They said that the already been told. Listen yes I'm this guy can can teach your plan to throw harder longer with with some technique but this stuff about the stuff about moves the same as being the same for years and this and this nonsense that people talk about well. The Games moved on. Well let me let me give you an example. The Games moved on in terms of Fu Bikes for example no not played and selling when I coached a huge part of a footballers responsibility was covering a bike. That's not the case anymore. That's that's when you can see. The game has moved on his completely different. Throw ins any different. Yes Guy can meet you. Throw it longer fast Yeah I I can see that. And if you've got the one that splash throw in coach then. Good luck to you and you go. But don't tell me he's doing anything that we weren't trying to do that years ago. I'm sorry no Hovena love this. This is Great Craig. I'm not getting involved. Not Getting him for he's he can take the flak again lesson you've wasted day. You don't understand you've spoilt has. This is a mind her by lunchtime. They had show his course record on the golf. Course I seventy four two weeks ago. It was never been all was smashed around here. They're never where he was an adult films today. The pick-me-up his life with the run his life a home and the goalie coach. He's upset I'm again. I mean spoil that being on the other side of the coin you know always said guys need any. Anybody criticizes them unless you have European cloth as I said wants to bring a guy sees to do so then fame but but please don't use social media as a guideline for well defines of salt social media vans because social media is a platform for sensible conversation and the most Trillo boneheads from the most that just wanted to show former players who happened opinion. Like like Steve. Opinion on P. P. O. And Steel was he really changed it. Hasn't it hasn't hasn't been engine and as I said before it's the same stuff that was twenty five years ago. As far as his father's possums are concerned. No different after say would like one of these Sessions would like listen to see if there was something that you could land from. What what you're used to do as a player now would be intrigued to know all the specifics of what what he does. I mean obviously throwing the ball but know the movement and an offensive. Play the defensive shape against through ends. No Lot can solve and I would like to see this Pacific solver because we've oak side and Steve. You mentioned that we `Volkstaat with coaches of all sauce. You know the defenders defenders extra because X. Medfield as ever as and they'll talk through sessions talk through one and senior players can look at it and sniff. I say Old Ottoman. That's just nonsense. I'm not saying but I would like to set through a briefing or a meeting or watching in person and say right. Show me what this brings to the team. Show me how this works and show me how it makes me better and I think maybe we understood more than that. We would have earned the standing around the clock to bring up not an issue with a word late to see the specifics of just how helps Liverpool and get some onto the front foot? I would suggest that the main thing it does you know. Bring this guy in every so often. I think what I'll do concentrate the players main through under important. Please don't understand. How important is it's it's they should be regarded as no different than a pass. But I think a lot of please don't don't concentrate on enough and if this guy coming down makes them concentrate there. That's fine but just don't try and sell this some a revolution this going on. Not all would you like us. The SAP zoo him Stevie. Maybe you could sit through one of his classes. Knaw rather be shot right next to him and listen to Michelle. We move to a nice close but I tell you what done as an important part of the game in general because as we Steve. You tell you we used to. We should invest thing with Scotland with with Craig Brown when he was there and we used to. Do this. Sort same crossover thing. Many many times and severely we used to walk home with Scotland. None of never worked. But maybe I don't know. Meanwhile of course yes today. Stevie went viral considering what happened during US. Recording the show Craig I don't know if you've seen it show it again here. It is you agree. Stevie percent think did he goes Dini time in the COP please perfect. We couldn't have saved any better. Stevie where is the cat now? The people want to know stayed behind the door with stand. There that we're finished. You can hear any of that now because you got your headphones on. Yeah because I've got these. These plugged into by one so these meow in an in here. Is You to laugh. And I'm thinking usual for you to laugh at me particularly you down. But I couldn't quite understand what was going on eventually. Go to create. You're not a cat person. No no and bearing in mind the history. He's hot carts. Con Con been represented Nice House. I'm frightened that bloody kyw can get a little bit aggressive. When it was the best ball was one the behind the scenes in the background. One of our colleagues you can hear him say on your lot. Stevie is he's going to TV stroke in a car with a low. So yeah I mean I have to say as daisy the cow who wants when your dogs were fighting. Cv wife drives to separate them and the cat get involved by biting your cat. Elena the two dogs by these two dogs are over one hundred per show when there fighting. Let me tell you. This is scrap and the car when the standard rate next of our way and the dogs are right next to hot as well and just on. Ronin arena pocket legged into the runaway. Chills is the best contribution. You've made really Steve Time. Thank you very much. Boys just remind extra time today features shack it and Frank Beach over on our youtube channel. Meanwhile ever on the website built bomb. What was given the task of name? The worst fifty premier league transfers in history. It's detailed it staff you. U2 enjoy just picked. Some of the big names is Craig is with welcome back in because in. Maybe some people aren't familiar with number number one and Aditya just ten story. It's hilarious story. This guy who's last glides spartans nonleague he claimed to be a nephew of the World Footballer of the George. Wear gone for some reason he got signed. That will come to what into getting a month's contract with Southampton and the story gets even more fantastical because he's actually brought on in a Premier League game for a few minutes and he has to be substituted very very quick ferry. Hurry embarrassing grab soon was your problem. And somehow the signing had gone behind his back and everything has been taken on roused. I remember sixty eight sang about this guy. He said when he trained with us I thought he was a member of the publicly run a reality. Tv compass professional football playing. The premise is a wonderful story. And it's one hundred percents through as it's an incredible tale that really you can make up. Meanwhile crate you take a look at the other. Forty nine which one stood out even particular. Well let me just go Slightly caveats story to that transfer. Ho The hell is slept through the Renton managed to get a contract as Ian said as baffling Bachailian. Tell you before we went out and I don't know how many other cubs resign. He was at jokes he. He came to train with us when I was there a reason. It came with us as he said he was. We as cousin and Glenn Hoddle or manager team had played with George Weah Monaco. If my stories correct so he managed to wind grease wins. Glenn Oh yeah. Okay Georgia fever and you come contrary mothers. Annabella what you said as soon as guy trailing fuel will own hero. Something's not right. I'm Glen and St sauced extreme rainfall. Now something right yes. So they got rid of them and somehow managed the family's way down to the south and for some reason some the Decided quite incredible because I saw the guy on the training field and it was like seeing very very Sunday Sunday League football or who be struggling again. It's crazy I'm -solutely crazy over other tremendous. Say and who else stands out view the Winston Bohara. This Guy Chelsea signed from Barcelona but they changed manages. I think had signed and Jerry became the manager the dealer vindamme sort of without even knowing and he just didn't fit in but he was on this contract and forty thousand pounds a week got paying fifty million over four years and he basically just refused to be transferred so he carried on turning up every day during the training never get selected often with the youth theme sometimes trading on his own picking up forty thousand the week. It's like the forgotten man the primarily. This was a fight for the Netherlands in a European championship on the world. Cup as well you went wrong. And he didn't care. Have you been have you been there? Racegoer pronunciation in. What did you call them? They're Winston for Honda. Wasn't it? That's how we yeah? What are you going to say? Was it out. Yeah you can go to Humphry. Us has done more of a told. You obviously maybe provide how you say his name. Not many people have heard of him others oversee more prominent Shevchenko Bury as well sound. You know these wealthy Winston Bogarde played for the Netherlands. Yes I know that Chelsea Addin did they just taking the money now. Meanwhile away from him all the big names as well Ted Chen co-pilot Sallie Mae high profile. Any in particular. Stand out for you Craig. Babies volatilities near you mentioned annoyed. Muster multi bollocks bollocks L. A. B. of an easy target because he's a talented player and many cops should change was kind of he was US super duper striker of Milan. Time you brought to Chelsea. So that's understandable. But he certainly wasn't a lot. These guys were not outflux as players. But possibly as you say. These particular transfers didn't work out in LAS on this for you we'd go get my vote. Iep Ago because it shows that you can make mistakes sites in the transfer market because they had mocked both nature goal that season. He lost a form It was an injury as well. So this Guy Taibbi. We've had a string of Mattamy to play There was this game against south. I prefer that old trap. Three three draw. A mathematician must have had a short the trouble the precisely one mile an hour from twenty out cheese. I'll send their spotty and kept his place. The next game they went to us no he played again. They lost five. Nil never played off. Gentlemen thank you very much just reminding. Espn AFC at back on your screens. Tomorrow be sure to join us. Eighteen years ago to the very day. We saw one of the most dramatic endings in the history of Sarah. Just to remind the table look like going into the final round of matches. Nsima land talk a win away again lots. I would see them crowned champions gap mall coffee with US gap. What happened really was one of the most unbelievable finishes I think in the history of everybody took it for granted that Inter. We're going to win away to two lots for for for really a whole number of reason starting with the fact that you know the lots and and interference where we're twinned given with the fact that role must all had a chance to win and so obviously lots to whatever they wanted to just certainly didn't want role much going and win the title and and instead it didn't quite go. According to plan. Despite auspicious start with injure them Taking the lead With with some defensive mistakes from from lots I might add twice and then Karel Poborsky twice scoring for lots I get one and then to make it to to just before half-time now just to add to the whole surreal nature of this Karel. Poborsky was game in lots of. He knew he was leaving. He was terrible during his time at lots and he decides to put in the effort on that final day injure made some colossal mistakes defensively Radislav Gresko. Of course is the guy who got scapegoated. But he no. He's not the only one he there. There's a lot of people there who certainly screw things up The the then in the second half lots came and scored twice to go on and win for to Rinaldo. This was an injured team. Remember with Rondo with Christian Vieri with Clarence Seedorf. Totally stacked with talent Rinaldo was substituted in the second. Half the final scenes of the Games the absolutely sobbing on the bench Eubank this one to nail Alina wrapped it up early and then Roma ended up moving jumping ahead of inter as well driving injured into third place. It was completely surreal explanation. A lot of people gave in the end was that didn't want to win the title. There were pretty confident that you didn't win. You really didn't care who want as long. As Roma's win and once you've took a commanding lead away to lots of figured okay. Well we sort of played played around in the first half. Now let's go and let's get serious in the second half and that's beat these guys since we know. There's no way that Rome can win the title. And that's what they did. It was just one of many dramatic collapses that that injury have given their fans over the years certainly though surely very near the top of the list get call. Thi Thank you very much. Thank you very much. It's a Stevie cray Ganzi and dog is just remind more from us tomorrow until then goodbye. Welcome into exercise. Thank you very much tweets Franklin perfect shocker. His thought we've made to answer some questions. The first one is for you shock. And he says what went through head when facing a penalty. How did you decide when and why it's a dive? Well most take have favored side and you get to know them. Get to know their preferences. The trick to it is if you go too early. They can just switch up to the other side if your liver too late. You don't have much of a chance so you're trying to time it. Just as the point where they commit to their favorite side But somehow chance to get their frank used tunnel is case leading you. I've I show affinities. And what I was doing is picking a site I'm not playing with the Goalkeeper. Respect as well and and the the goal is not to play with goalkeeper and I think recent cheops so many players waiting for the good people to die before choosing the site I was choosing the side and your neeskens defames touch player a advice to me to as well when he came to some rich but I I always thought that shooting strong on the grass. Very low and very very strongly will be the key to SCO penalty. Shack No I personally know who did. It was Dwight Yorke and at the point where he was doing really well. I remember we played played against them. Listen if if y'all got the parents just don't chip me wherever you just don't chip Not Clipper Newcastle. You still have time. I've got it but somebody scored revolting on the follow up so at least it didn't get chip good friend. Frank. Was it a mistake. Was it mistake for Basel? Sign Grease men when they could have waited and re sign Neymar. Ooh That's the question I think I think it was a mistake for Greece. Mun Sign for bustle and because the way he plays the site that you used to play mostly what we're Mris playing so I guess it was a mistake for bus because especially name name all wants to come back to to. He's really the case Defeat very well with with MRI was seemed to enjoy his game when he was at Barcelona. She's maybe be listed case in person. So I guess yeah from Busta was a was a mistake but why they made lots of money. I don't know how much you're gonNA spend two to get him back. The dispute lots of money for men. I know going to get leaves. We'll see at the end of the day if it was a good ball game or not But yeah I think bullish talking I think it was a mistake from us. Meanwhile fry foot your favorite obviously comeback in the knockout stages that you've ever witnessed I think it's the bustle our power center. I'M A- like maybe four years ago the remote data I think it was absolutely fantastic when I think very soon go one four new something like that against Barcelona and Bakun. Now one six one in the in the second leg and that was crazy name. All the time what's being sold or not He was real instrument of the revenge of bustle that day. That was a crazy game. Nobody believed Boston will be able to to come back and beat. Barry's I think it was a real trauma for the players and these for some players big trauma shack time. Both two thousand seven and and it's not it's not exactly what progress in But that was one hundred hundred and eighteen minutes in the final two thousand seven Liverpool. Had Five Five. This was against one of those great eastern Milan teams. That was the most unlikely the most exciting of comebacks China's FIGURA has two thousand and five check. Close I was close. Frank how we always you carry. How would you characterize it? Dan in the dressing room quiet vocal. Very quiet very quiet vocal was digital shop. It'd be less little on blonde myself to say but Zizou never talked will barely talked. It was a very quiet person. It was next to his best mate. Christoph Dugarry so Christoph degree was seeing jokes and these was just laughing at it but it never took for inevitably the decision to talk with anybody. It was just listening and getting ready. But that's the game this thanks question. It's a frank shocker. It because I'm intrigued to see what shack is on. So we'll be okay. Frank would you trade in your World Cup winners medal to win an academy award will be? I think France and so will be new. I think e will keep hold of that would cut metal forever. I'm nothing would prize away from it. that will be no because I always thought about the collective expect of the of the of the game and also for the movies. I don't think somebody can be treated as the best actor We doubt fantastic script and maybe people were working very hard like the director. The editor And of course the person who the music you have to know that you have to accept the fact that you don't know that we never I would never trade. My word commit always on my teammates for best actor. I could even for the best movie for nothing. I would never trade it. Leave me alone with that. Please SURPRI FIDO FODDER WE WANT. Steve is what was your favorite pre-match shockers shepherd's Pie. No no I was a tune-up Pasta. Beak Kinda guy was my own to lovely signal time drank a solo with rice and BUSTA. That was fantastic. Perfect good stuff. All right guys thank you very much just reminded ESPN AFC back on your screen. Tomorrow be sure to join us.

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LADS#181 - Premier League Week 1 Recap

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LADS#181 - Premier League Week 1 Recap

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The crazy <hes> opening weekend matches between manchester united losing out to brighton the crazy opening weekend in between chelsea and arsenal last year man city last year and now this year we villa almost upsetting tottenham. We get manchester united beaten frank clam part. We got the v._a. Or show that was the west ham manchester city show the injury ridden liverpool show that was friday night and cav have crescendo crescendo. I don't fucking know how to talk. It's back baby. It was just getting better and better and better and look. This might just be me. You probably is just me. It seemed like it hit the perfect peak on sunday at eleven thirty a m that was it was it was a perfect weekend. That's all i have to say yes. Yes yes and we will be getting to that eleven thirty match on sunday. That's what we're going to open with in terms of matches of the weekend but i gotta say it feels so fucking looking good especially because i went out friday night with a j._d. Part of our discord channel i mentioned briefly in the beginning of our most recent episode. Got absolutely fucking wasted with him. We woke cup hung over and hungover saturday mornings of the premier league. I missed them so much. It just like brings me into my day like i just feel horrible. I didn't drink water. Take advil before i fell asleep. I feel like total scumbag and the premier league. Just is a good way of carrying my hang. I think honestly martin we talk about hangover cures all time time is is the premier league degrade hangover cure. I think simultaneously yes and no because honestly there ain't nothing better than waking up dragging yourself. Oh vowed bed getting on that couch and watching some soccer but if you get into the game and you start like rocking back and forth jumping up and down screaming you're gonna make your hangover <unk> over worse but with that being said out take a worse hangover with watching soccer any day of the week over a slightly okay hangover gimme that shit we hear. Is it the best hair of the dog. Because you want to start drinking. Ideally yes yes absolutely i will jump on that bandwagon every a single day of the week like if i had the option of getting hammered every night and waking up the next morning watching some bad ass soccer and drinking a couple of brews. I might just do do that. I might just become a full-fledged alcoholic. Did there ain't no stopping me. You might become a bit. Don't golic will become full-fledged alcoholic. Take another massive sip of this delicious first weekend of the prim beer sequence ale. Gotta love some dogfish head. It's it feels like everything's normal again. It feels like twenty fifteen yeah. Sequence ale is just so refreshing especially with the summer ending and it's not going to be around much longer. I don't oh i didn't know seasonal beer. I thought it was just making that up. Honestly i don't know i'm going to go with it and drink as many as i can. Then you know under the threat that they might be gone soon. That's a good attitude about it. I'm still thinking truly is right. Now i got blueberry and aside is it. Is that what you say like a sable like a._c. Anyway doesn't fucking matter. It's a fucking florida the thing that's where it came from and everything yeah especially gators. I just had some seltzer leftovers. That's what i'm drinking tonight but martin before we get into manchester united chelsea. I just wanna say thank you to everyone who participated in our fantasy league about to announce the top five people inner fantasy league no that at the end of the month august you'll be receiving awesome gives shirts sweatshirts adidas stuff all sorts of stuff if you're the top of the league highest point earner in one week and i'm gonna to give out some random prizes as well probably so the top five are number one. Tom purvis with team name. You are my soap shar with one hundred and seven points second is done pin bottle rovers with one hundred and two points. We have a tie for third with me. Role in mark morgan ninety-seven number tied for third also of ninety. Seven points is year. Why are warren hoarding thing harding goddamn it number five. We have slab boys united dominic brennan come in at fifth with ninety four points so we've one hundred twenty three people. If you still want to join just know even if you fall behind him. Points are sucking. I'm still going to be given out random prizes so thank you all to participated and marin <hes> and without further fucking do managers united just laid a fucking egg on chelsea and you must be grinning ear to ear. Yeah i mean we we went to chef ramsey's kitchen. We cracked nag. Put it on lamps face and fried that son of a gun. Oh ooh. I was nervous about this game. Kev i i. I was topsy turvy on this. I called united to be chelsea but you know with all of my predictions. I'm i'm thinking that i cursed manchester united and so going into this game i i i was alone. I thought we were gonna win but i thought it was going to be scary and the opening fifteen minutes of that game i was you know what's that cat from. Shrek kadam and boots are shaken in those boots and after that it seemed like manchester united switch to that higher gear and just started rolling all all the players started looking cohesive looking together bogging strengthened some passes together markets radford marchisio front. Were absolutely brilliant together. There were some mistakes eggs but you could see that potential of that pairing together and i'm all for that. I absolutely loved the game from start to finish and actually the first main thing i want to say kevin does not concern manchester united it does not concern chelsea as a whole because i think they did pretty well up until the first manchester united goal it concerns a everton slash chelsea player who is known as kurt zuma. I haven't seen so someone has such shit game and kinda career in such a long time in a matter of five minutes cav the man gave if the ball away tomorrow at the top of the box and he had a risky that was saved by kappa. He got a yellow card for a foul and about the half field line he went down in manchester united's box while manchester united was breaking for an attack and then he gave up the penalty for markets radford to bang it home and let me just tell you who who that's poor. That's big poor right. There and i just love to see that manchester united took advantage vantage of every single mistake that chelsea made every single mistake that the midfield made the defense made the fords made it was electric to watch all those players swarming everybody and love it or hate it. I think jesse lingered absolutely as a place in that starting eleven i think he brings out a better pa a better marchelle better rash bird and i don't know if it's his footballing skill or if it's his dance skills i don't. I don't fucking know. I just know he works. My final thing is have before we talk about the game and all this shit harry slab head mcguire big headers. There's up and down the street you might as well rename the stretford end too big header end because that man was a colossus and the back line like he was his old school defending just getting that ball out of the box and i need that in my life stop trying to play it out of bad you know me you know. I've always hated that shit so it gave me such life to see manchester united plane that quick attacking aggressive <hes> whether it'd be attacking or defending and it was a perfect game for me plus. We'd be lampard so pretty cool. I think it was awesome just because you played such a young squad and you look at that squad on paper senior like i don't wear the youngest. I don't know what's going to happen like average. The average age was twenty four martin yeah. It was like twenty four years in seventy two days and manchester united was the youngest starting eleven that came onto the field this opening weekend and and that brings joy to my heart and it was amazing. I was absolutely amazing to see mason greenwood coming on. It was absolutely amazing. Seeing daniel james come on the swansea boy and score on his debut his pram debut and you could just see the emotions in that manchester united stadium idiom in those manchester united fans on daniel james's face. Those are the fucking moments in football where you know. This is holier than now. This is just a creme dela pram baby awesome dec- this song shar experiment part two off to a wonderful start yeah. That's always like the dream scenario where people are like. Oh have you could do one thing. Could you score the winning penalty in a world cup or score on your debut for the club or something like that. That's always like the dream scenario naked gotten them looking. Live it plus. It was even more emotional because his father had just passed away like just a few weeks ago or very recently so i mean that must the fucking world to him like absolutely they just joy you saw in his heart and in his soul like and his teammates around him knowing this and that and it was only seven minutes in also fun. <hes> also scored seven minutes into his debut but that's here or there but i have to agree with you. Harry maguire great debut for manchester interesting united states have one basilica. I thought he did very well forward not so much christian pulisic through him for tornado for a second but hey we talk about that because i felt like the commentators which again i like to preface that i love arlo white. I love all the n._b._c. crew. I've missed orla white's. It's voice so fucking nuts. It's like a therapist like i just feel so sued and relaxed when i hear it they were going in on christian and christian did not have the greatest of debuts and i think most people would agree but i mean it was kind of a shit show of a game for chelsea and it did like you said it's like we both predicted is sort of super sloppy very ugly and then goes just started coming at the end one after another. Oh yeah man i mean it seemed like christian. Pulisic was subbed on and and then within two two minutes manchester united was up three zeros. It was bad ass but jumping jump into that christian pulisic thing. I feel bad for the kid. Now i'm not crystallises bonuses big fan nor am i a hater of him so i'm kind of a neutral unbiased person this scenario but after hearing what the commentators hitter said were saying throughout the punditry as well as the articles that came out after the match ms one in particular really lit a fire under my ass ask have from e._s._p._n. F._c. shocker the headline of the article was christian pulisic must perform quickly and efficiently to avoid unfair hazard comparisons and i'm like look at your title so you're making an unfair hazard comparison. You're saying he has to perform in this certain way in order to not be compared to has of course it's going to be compared to hazard and i think that that is one because england and chelsea don't really go for that young and and upcoming talent so he's obviously going to be needed to perform immediately and quickly and especially because he's american. There's a big spotlight on his face and i just do not think that the punditry is being fair to christian pulisic look at some of the other players on that chelsea team who performed the the way they did and the way they have for years and years. I think pedro is a wonderful example. I think he's a bang average player who has missed out on a whole a lot of criticism his entire english premier league career. I think that boss aka ross barkley did not do well and he is not not up to the caliber of a chelsea player but you don't hear e._s._p._n. F._c. You don't hear the commentators wincing about them. I think that yeah he does have a bull's eye on his head and yeah he's going to be expected to perform quickly but i think that everybody needs to take a second to chill out and realize that he's twenty years old. He's literally making his debut right now and he's on a team that is making leaps and bounds in a way that they have never ever done before under. I'm gonna say it like it is a rookie head coach yeah. I just think it's just so unfair to have expectations of like all right. You're gonna come in replaced. Please hazard who is a top ten player in the world. If not maybe top five house apps and he doesn't even play on the left. That's what baffles me yeah i. I don't know i think he's he's going to get a lot of criticism because he is at the top level. The spotlight's going to be on social because he's an american and it's gonna be interesting to watch. I think it's it's fucking week. One one guy's everyone just relax. I mean we're probably going to make some audacious claims but you know but let's just take a step back just breathe. Let let this settle right and let's see what you know. Let's give this a couple of weeks to see what's going on c. Frank can turn this around but you got to say hey. This is a very poor sewer. Frank lampard would they were already question marks all over him becoming the new manager already martin so i mean i've even seen the crazy overreactions of land part out which is just seemed to me like this is your fault kevin orioles fold for all these sorts your out a pep outlawed extremist yeah. It's just like jesus. They had a reason to be calling for winger to step down. Then boards managed one game name relax yeah i. I just think it's just totally unfair to after one poor showing especially at old trafford which is already like god damn. That's a very tough place to play at which <hes> i'm trying to pull up. This stat. Martin that i found which i thought was honestly one of the craziest. That's your you're ready for it. Omay i guess what the status yes is it about manchester united <hes> leaving being halftime with a lead and our win record on that yeah it's that and we posted it on her instagram and it's honestly just kind of like holy fuck. It's one of those holy fuck stats where he just like. Go and be like really okay. Shit is manchester united has never lost a premier league match catch at old trafford in which they have led at half two hundred sixty three wins six draws zero losses. That's a lot of matches. Oh yeah it's it's the fortress man and i'm going to shout out to all the manchester united fans that were in attendance like that game that opening game and i might have just forgot what the old trafford sounded like. <hes> you know since last season but that atmosphere was pumping. I know yeah. It was absolutely electric. The old trafford stadium as well as oh god damn kevin shoot me in the head anfield old trafford and anfield infield are the only two stadiums in the premier league where they do not have giant tv screens and old trafford anfield are the two most electric an electrifying stadiums electrifying chance in the prim and it was just amazing to hear all the chanting going around all the clapping all the positive thoughts behind all these players and i mean i'm getting way ahead of myself here. Kevin i'm early days. Manchester united wins one game. I'm thinking they were gonna when the champions league on prem all over again but it was just so fricking cool to see just a an amazing atmosphere from zero euro two minute ninety and that rubbed off on the players detrimentally rubbed off on the chelsea player so like i said the perfect opening weekend for me. Yes we're gonna move onto man city west ham but do you have any other things to talk about this martin <hes> da da da oh yes. It's more about chelsea. I think that amerson is has the potential to be the kyle walker of chelsea. I think emerson is a god damn great fullback who of ehrmann bassac hell dot vits unlucky. He did not score chelsea at a chance in the first half to be one zero up and then to one of and crossbar and the post denied them both times so lady lock was a little bit on manchester united side who knows how the game would have gone if chelsea got that first goal who who knows we can't really call that so there was an element of luck and i think there were flashes of a team mentality and lampard's chelsea so oh. It's not a total write off. Don't have a banner going over the stadium saint lambert out <hes> you know pick up your boots and move onto the next game and don't get beat for zero again. Oh yeah there's all this controversy because franklin part after the game said he thought his team played better <hes> my thought process behind that it's like yeah he's the fucking manager like he has to say something positive and he's going to think like because he had this opening chances that he wanted to say that people were ripping him all over the internet for that. I wasn't that upset with it. I mean it does sound crazy but as the manager you're just trying to you know protect your players and try and do the best you can to keep your fucking job so absolutely dude absolutely and and not only that i think boy. I really do think that individual mistakes cost chelsea this game. If you look at the highlights highlights and i know i don't want to convince this entire game to the highlights but if you look at the chances the scoring chances that manchester united had compared to chelsea look at all the highlights there are highlights of davin making incredible saves a timer to daven making routine saves a time or two but then you switch to that chelsea defense you switch to that chelsea goalkeeper highlights and there ain't shit so when manchester united had the opportunity they put the ball past kemba uh-huh and they put the ball past chelsea and so i i don't think that chelsea was the better team at on the end of the day but i do think that they played well in spells dell's they just could not crack the code and their teammate. It's just not ready yet so to speak yeah. I think there's going to be some growing pains. It's obviously and it's going to be fun to watch and see if frank can kind of pull this all together and i think you will. I think he will right this ship. I don't know if it'll be a top. I don't think it's going to be a top four. You know fixed but i think you can get them. I had them outside the top six but that was also. I thought it was gonna be very close but i don't know i saw a lot of promise in the side. Even the scoreline didn't refunding. I think that'd be say yeah. I'm right there with you all right. We're going to move on to west ham of before that we're going to break for a quick add right now all right gentlemen. Let's talk about sex good sex. Remember the days when you were always ready to go. How about boosting your performance in getting that extra extra confidence in bed blue dot com. That's blue like the color blue blue. Dot com brings you the first chewable with the same f._d._a. Approved active ingredients as viagra cialis so you know they work. You can take them anytime and because they're chewable. 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We got a win on goal differential so put goals against sterling with the hat-trick might be signing a one hundred million dollar deal with air jordan which is also kind of wild <hes>. What did you make the match and what did you think all the crazy v._r. Mess i mean it's just terrifying to see liverpool or manchester city play because you can just tell that they're in a league above. It's incredible incredible to watch them play a full ninety minutes and completely and absolutely dismantle team from start to finish and that's exactly what manchester city did against west ham. I texted cab during during the match itself or after the match. I can't remember when i texted him but i texted him. I promise that regime sterling thing is disgusting. I put him as my favorite to win the player of the year and my lord the boy under pep guardiola has just skyrocketed learn. I think he's i think he's blasted past the original expectations that people had for him in the prim. I think that ad he is quickly on his way to being one of the best players in the premier league. If not the best the goal his second goal when he took that long ball from kevin broin a- with one touch trapped it and then dinged over fabio i'm going to i'm going to be real real with the all ida very very loud orgasm watching that goal and i despise this man i despise this man and this team and if that shit can give me quivering in my knees then holy crap. You must be doing something right so you know first and foremost all the v._a. Or talk aside. This was an absolute brilliant game mm from manchester city an absolute shit show from west ham. I mean like i said i don't think west ham is going to be that great. This year. I do not think i think they have it in them to continue to place in that tenth eleventh place and i think this is the exact start of a year that leads to poor results throughout the year because their confidences rightfully to dismiss demolished. Have you wanna talk about the game before we jump into the v._a. Or discussion or do you want to do you want me to just talk about. I just think it's crazy that like a player who i have have as that could be the player of the year didn't even start like when you have bernardo silva sergio aguayo gunderson can salo and and osimo otamendi god damn it. Why can i not holy crap. You've ever had trouble pronouncing his name like when you have that on the bench to have so much death. That's just unbelievable when you look at this squad right. That's just crazy to me and i feel so dumb in my fantasy draft of drafting bernardo silva i i because i was like all right but like i don't even know when the guy's gonna fucking start but then again that kind of happened last year we didn't really start at the beginning and then half the season. He was like one of their key players through every game name <hes> <hes> talk. I forgot about that so that was my big takeaway. Oh what well. I didn't want to be that douchebag. Oh you ruining my fantasy because i'm doing my best not to you know i'm like eighty six in the league right now out of one hundred twenty so there's i'm going to stick with it because i gotta give out prizes monthly but in terms of my own fantasy team team. We'll see how long i keep up with. We're talking about on the show the players who are doing well but anyway. Let's move onto the v._a. Are obviously a tactical masterpiece masterpiece by pep guardiola to destroy team but martin you start off with the v._r. That's the big talk of a game and we hate that. That is the big talk of any game. Yeah i mean let's first start off with that point that you just made and a <hes> a pundit. I believe it was either soonest or gary. Neville made a very a similar point where we are going to stop talking about. Individuals and we're going to stop talking about plays and a lot of the discussions and the post-match are going to be about v._r. You're and honestly that is something. I absolutely despise <hes>. I want to talk about a replay. I don't wanna talk about if if he wasn't offsides lights on and talk about he scored. He didn't score he found him. He didn't foul him and i think the biggest problem i have with the way v._r. Is implemented demented because it seems to be implemented entirely differently than it was implemented in the world. I think it's an incredible edible incredible time-waster. I don't watch soccer so i can watch replays for two minutes the v._a. Or officials are checking every single cold at the ref mates if it even seems slightly important whether it's an offsides whether it's a goal whether it's a goal kick whether it's a corner whether it's a yellow card weather it's a red card and it seems like the rep doesn't have any type of control over at the v._a. Are official is calling them down same v._r. And first and foremost the first v._r. Issue and the manchester city game where i believe it was redeem sterling was literally offsides rides because of his elbow being on the other side of the defender and kevin if you can tell me any type of tactical advantage where hime sterling thing has by having his arm above the line literally just his arm his forearm above the line compared to the west ham defender then i'll cook a a bowl porridge and drive up to you because that's how unfathomable it is just absolutely ridiculous that they are using the or which took took three minutes off the clock which was added back on but took three minutes of watching the same replay drawing lines on the field to say that he is all sides and yeah yeah. I guess he's off signs. I absolutely guess but he had no fucking advantage by being offsides and his body wasn't just what soccer players can't use their fucking arms. So why will forget we again yeah. Our players can't use their arms yeah. That's a that's a big. No no so i i do not understand why the hell we have to look at the microscopic details waste three minutes of the fans time of our time of the players times and and the rest of the coaches times the time the church's times yeah sure yeah them in there too and you know what it allows each team to recent in their respective effective areas and i believe it's absolute worship and then the biggest issue i have with it. Is you fast forward. Twenty minutes and sergio joel guerrero was in the exact. I think of these two players switched up but sergio aguayo was in the exact same position his forearm was offsides is as well but he was called onsides after another three minutes of checking v. a. r. v. a. r. then came again in the penalty and they review the penalty the again and again and again to see if there was any infraction and just the whole hordley outweigh the pros of this. It's a time-waster. It is so fucking american. I can't get over it it. It feels like it feels like the tetreault in an in an n._f._l. What is the catch it catch what is fucking telepathy right now though is going to be my out of my mouth. It's like what is the catch. It's the same thing that we deal with in the n._f._l. What is roughing the passer. What is going to be allowed. 'cause some referees allowed or not and my big thing is. This is like the people who are against v._r. Will i use this forever. They will use this game this amunition towards them and my argument is maybe it will get better but god damn if you didn't just leave a sour our taste in my mouth for the rest of the season started off with glad. You're turning kevin. You're you're the sift now. People say first impressions are important right. We'll guide. They left a bad impression on the first day of the match. Okay so maybe we need to make the game is accurate as possible. I've said that for some time but god that was that was such such a brutal game to watch because if not even feel like fucking soccer anymore that's how much it right. I was just like in my watching golf like what does it all. These breaks looks like just kicked the ball right. It really pays me because i've been the biggest supporter on this show. I like. I like like turning slightly. Now in the middle like that sucks like this game did not do much for me back my argument for v._r. And another thing i just like if it's that small little play on the field. That's always been my right and if you can't figure it out within thirty the seconds like there should be a timer on how long you to review things like all right. We can't figure it out whatever it was on the field. Let it fucking play. That's my thing like. I four yard but it's too close to call whatever it was on the field. Leave it be and get the game going. I one thousand percent agree with that last statement and it's solely because i boil it down into a real simple thing. It's a pass. I'm sorry if it's offsides in the backyard. It's offsides prim if it's onsides in the backyard it's onsides of the premise. It's a hamble. Whoa if it's a it's a fucking hamble if it ain't it ain't stop. They're obviously you want to be more and more accurate more and more accurate but you go through every single incident of v._r. That occurred in this first weekend and i read this article. There is about you know depending on the maj. There is about three to four to five to the six v._a. Or reviews each match on average. Not a single ref's. Call was overturned manchester manchester city had one southampton game had one so out of estimate say about twenty-five via reviews reviews only to overturned a referee's decision and that brings me back to my original point that i made fucking before the world cup last year <hes> the refs are ninety seven point eight percent accurate and their decisions. That's fine. That's absolutely fine fine by me. If you try and reach one hundred percent you are taking away vital aspects of the game like watching fucking replays that say v. a. r. or review on giant television screens in the stadium rather than watching live fucking soccer and you are talking about this bullshit ah rather than the delectable aspen that manchester city put on west ham so i have still have a huge problem with v._r. Or and i think out of all the time that i've seen v._r. This has been the worst implemented so well trim on just taking shite concept and ruining some more. We got a little heated on that one. It's like a fucking the antibacterial shit it's like oh we get ninety nine percent of germs like if they can only get that much like in the premier li can get that close like does it really matter. You're gonna like stevie. Nickel had quote one time where he said like you know or or maybe arsene wenger like we'll get the bad call but it's going to get the soccer. God's going to repay us at another game and give us give us a call the other way like it just it's like karma. It goes both ways guys so and it sucks that we spent most of this time not even talking about the game but this is what v._r. Does sometimes into some unfortunate part and we're going to have to get used to i. I think the world cup did a good job of using it to martin said but i think it's gonna take some time to get used to. It's not going away. We're just it's gonna keep bitching about it but you know. Do you have any last thoughts about martin. The powers and the people rose gins v._r. Storm the streets of england and make them take that shit away because they're ruining the game and then that's it yeah. Mr smith goes to washington. Let's move on to liverpool versus norwich. My biggest takeaway from the game was that the opening goal of the premier merely season was an own-goal fuck. Yes inject that into might veins martin. I missed the premier league so much seven minutes in own-goal by grant hanley only at the time he was the top goalscorer in the premier league so fuck you had a grant he can hold that forever and then in total just asked what being being mohammed salah van dyke coming in big and then of course we also has to score a goal it was four no at the half welcome back to the premier league norwich liverpool wanted to invite you had an fueled and complete just destruction of norwich city but the big headline coming out this game mm-hmm was injury that allison who might be out five to eight weeks. I was reading in some places but i don't really have too much to take away from this game that liverpool. Are you know without any summer. Signings are still just a fucking monster of team unbelievable just all around chemist. They're just just there's. There's just so fun to watch martin. They're so good <hes> but what do you make of the game before we move to the you know what this injury could mean for them going forward. Yeah i mean it was a clinical liverpool. Ask woman just like the manchester city wanted. It seems like right off the get go. They're trying to compete with themselves and themselves. Only so super cool guys you're you guys are too good and work friday. Obviously i think a lot of people in the united states did and and so i couldn't watch the game but my brother was texting the updates and he takes me after all three of them scored three three zero and i was like who scored and you said had your least favorite people and as able to name all of them pretty frigging easley so it seems like the usual suspects are up and running and bang on form yet again. I will say the liverpool kits with those white socks they are frago means fire in spanish for y'all non spanish. Thank you chris thank you and their kids match their attitude fire fire fire and it was liverpool as usual and let me just say there is one elite one weak link in that liverpool team and his joe gomez or dejean lauren or any centre-back they try and plug in next virgil van indyck if they get another fucking world class centre back. I don't care who you are. I don't care if you're manchester city of your barcelona proventus. They're going to run right through ambi stonewalling defense because norwich was cutting them open a time or two and it was usually default of either <hes> one of the full bags run them forward or it was a joe gomez air so i think that's literally. They're only weak lincoln. It's not a huge one. It's like a tiny small hole. Oh yeah i think live report just so solid everywhere. I thought they needed a creative attack mid <hes> <hes> but so far i mean i mean i guess norwich coming from the championship and they were at anfield so it's just like it was just bad news from the beginning for norwich going into this game aim like if i was in norwich fan i've been like right season starts next week. You know what it's liverpool and they need to even start like saudi oman a a couple of other key players so let's move onto the allison injury which is very sad. I like alison a lot. He's regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. What do you what do you think of you know them being without him for five to eight weeks. I've heard mixed things where they oh they virgil van dyke. They'll be fine but allison was such an integral part of that liverpool champions league run. He has he's. I think he's phenomenal goalkeeper with a lot a lot of like you very versatile ohio where he can play out the back and you can make very big saves. Do you think with julian which by the way i had a tweet go trending. I was trying to send it tomorrow but it's phone doesn't receive pictures like dude. This is trending and he was like what i don't. I don't know what that means and <hes> which is fine but what do you make this injury martin. Do you think breath. This is going to have a significant impact. I mean it's the beginning of the season but you know beginning of the season could be pretty massive with the upcoming absolutely not 'one thing. It's gonna have a massive impact at all on average. Alyssa makes to saves game and i think the defense and midfield that's in front of him is holy equipped to shield adrian from a lot of the threats that might come his way and not only not only that i think adrian is a criminally underrated rated keeper when he was on west ham he he was quite often. They're saving grace in that back line so i think adrian will be able to plug the job. I think that he is a much better option than carriers or menu. Lay are both of them. Club bruijn is curious on in where was is. He not getting paid galatassary. I think he's still on that team so the old school shit keepers and welcome to the fold adrian i think i think we're gonna be fine unless adrian makes a massive blunder like one of the shot his right towards him any drops it types of of rob green carriers blunders unless he does that. I think they're going to be absolutely okay. I think he's good enough to hold steady until alison. Returns yeah allison's much better better. Keep her but that being said that defenses stallworth. It's the midfield defence combination joe geordie henderson coming back robbo coming back doc t._a. Coming back virgil van dyke stained back. I i really don't think they have much to worry about. Norwich obviously didn't put any pressure on adrian <hes> with the exception of one shot so <hes> i wouldn't be too concerned. Pook a yeah. I yeah fucking kooky. Take a new favorite player boys yeah. I was pretty stoked on that gopher him honestly like that was a nice. He's nice for norwich so i was pretty excited to see him. Get on the goal she even though it was kind of like nothing you could do at that point but yeah i kinda agree with you and plus even if he does give a one of those blunders front three of saudi-omani for media would salah salah. I feel that they can make pickles as what you think manchester city or or maybe tottenham yeah one feel any type of worry about liverpool's pulls goalie being out yeah so all right we're gonna move onto arsenal and tottenham 's matches but before before we do that we're going to break for a quick ad rate now all active or retired military were you diagnosed with tonight's or hearing loss after using three three m's dual ended earplugs these earplugs were yellow and black or yellow and they were often called christmas lights instead of protecting your hearing they actually permitted admitted damaging sounds to get through if you were issued these earplugs while in service and then diagnosed with tendinitis or hearing loss than call eight hundred four five five five five three three eight because you may qualify for significant cash compensation again if you served in the military is three m's dual ended yellow dark earplugs. They were later diagnosed with hearing loss or tonight. 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We beat a shitty new skin of our teeth because of <hes> the the soon to be golden boot winner appear of so yeah. I don't really have much to say about this game. When i saw the starting lineup i literally i was like what what are we doing but you know i feel very good about this squad. Even though like we put out those players i talk great quote. You'll love this by fuck. Who's the crazy easy serb man united. I can't think of tom yes. He said he loved gwen doozy like he wished he could play against him because he loves. He thinks he has a very very high ceiling. That's not the quote but he was raving about him and that made me very happy. I don't have too much to take away from this game. It was james park. Newcastle is kind of like a dumpster fire but you know a nice win to start the season when i was thinking like all right like here we go arsenal again in goal wasn't to like the fiftieth or sixtieth minute and i was like all right here. We go boys so jimmy honest with you. I really don't here. I think it was kind of that. One match this weekend i i didn't really pay attention to and first and foremost let's go pure emmerick obama yang for getting off the scoresheet and getting on the record to get another golden. Maybe i hope so so good on him. Obviously this ain't your real squad you know ozo- the tank or obviously out pending another investigation for a second threat apparently hotels wife left england tears and went back to germany so <hes> yeah that that's that's the thing but you know goodwin at a and all the atmosphere that is sent james's park the tunes under new management and so good win fucking three points in the bag boys yet think about this line we had nelson elson willockx trying to find out who was i was listening to us half hardly listening to the commentary when the game was going on and and every time they said i was like who is it wilshire who who the fokker. They're talking about generally west ham. Oh sorry sut yeah. We should just really really bad. That's my big takeaways. Just like you know what i just is. What my front three. I'm a simple man a bomb young lock make you do your oh sure. Bios didn't have that great of a game. I was excited to see martinelli and pepe come on. They didn't release do that much. During the game they were a a it was just like an okay win for arsenal but an okay win is better than a you know a shitty draw to newcastle on opening day so that's that's this is my biggest takeaway mickey kharian kind of sucked i it just feels like a full for grace for this player who has so much promise when he first went to manchester united from borussia dortmund and he just is he just kind of like fallen off and i don't know why do you have any reason why says and henrik mickey taurean are just in a competition to try make the deal worse for each respective new club. I think making taurean red devil at heart endo. Alexi sanchez is a heart and they're just trying to sabotage their a new clubs. That's really the only explanation because alexi sanchez doesn't even play anymore and mickey as shit really. That's the only fucking excellent explanation. I can think of all. They're trying to kill us. Yeah i mean that sounds sounds. Ah okay yeah. Let's move on to another london club who looks a lot more confident with an amazing comeback against aston villa and don't delay getting on the score. She and harry retain with a leap brace harry kane. You put him up there for so i did. I mean i'm not going to deny when mcginn got that opening goal from that amazing long ball that like header i love when the player's head the ball down to their feet like gives me like take your head down and to <hes> slice of right past lease. I was like yes. Villa is back. I've missed aston villa's so much come on and then tottenham spurs. Were like right like we have hurricane or we're gonna win this three one like in the beginning. I was like all right right like i mean we're in the seventieth minute and i was phil is going to do it and then after and dunblane spurs looking absolutely deadly erickson had a phenomenal game. It just became the harry kane show and typical hurricane fashion just like sealed the deal. I brought this up before the pod started but jack release who we. We both are big fans of his haircut. I was a little off put by but martin's convince me otherwise with this peaky blinders harry's got going on picky fuqing blindness. This is nineteen games now on a road that he has lost in the premier league which is quite the stat. Yeah i mean jackie jackie boy. I fuck with them heavy fucked with him since he was relegated and i really fucked with him because he refuses to leave aston villa and he's a quality quality player but this that has to be eating away at his soul night teen games nineteen ell's nineteen in games with zero points and it ain't jag religious fault but gosh darn darn that second goal was wholeheartedly jack religious fall. That's what you you get for standing around too long with the ball at your feet eric lamelo that crazy argentina is gonna come up behind you. Steal it from you and give it to hurricane to rip that that shit in but going back to your point kev like december of minute. I was right there with you. I was like oh shoot. Oh aston villa's going to do this. Oh you mean the spurs are balling it. On august eleven are we serious okay okay and then ericson came on and ericsson and showed i think he's showed the world his true worth because the spurs were in no business to win that game until ericson came on and started threatening them those passes and granite lamella didn't start granite deadly aladin start granted ion for tongan didn't start so yeah they were missing a couple of their players but the impact that eriksson had on that game once he came on was second to none that erickson harry kane connection is an italian would kiss his grandmother. He'd be so happy. I just think that ericsson is proven his worth and i think ericsson is simultaneously showing off those suitors that lay waiting then real madrid so i think you know i think the cereal lolita and lagoon have about fifteen more days of the transfer transfer window so if i'm i'm taunt. I saw what my transfers did to this game in scoring quote unquote equalizer winter. I'm gonna try everything to hold onto that man over everybody else because erickson. That's bad man. That's a bad man. He is a bad man and i feel like he gets overlooked. Sometimes <hes> as one of the best mid news in the world. Maybe because it's tottenham i don't know why but like he is. He's class is man and he's got a he's got a nice boo. He can read fucking hinted that who from whoville yeah the fucking who from whoville martin before we move into the fan questions. I do have some headlines. The first one is man city do fee for did their investigation into financial fair play play and found new wrong doing besides giving them a three hundred thousand type of fine and banned from the champion the champions league or anything like that which is an absolute joke. I just wanna clarify something real quick and they found no wrongdoing but find them three hundred thousand pounds well well no not no wrongdoing pretty much gave them a slap on the wrist which three hundred thousand pounds was there some of their players week so it's like literally just just like funny money essentially like getting jaywalking ticket for them like it's like it's not even readings not a real so again like i tweeted this earlier i said ace a._c. Milan died so the city can <hes> get away and nothing happens in the middle on. We've talked about this before like chelsea. Chelsea got in trouble for loaning all of their thousands of youngsters out and they got banned from transferring any players in for a year and manchester city and this ain't fucking hating on manchester city because aw essentially all the top teams do the same shit nowadays but city was wholeheartedly. The one who started at manchester city has bought everybody in the world literally everybody and is is paying everybody and insane wage so how that does not break the financial. This is a quote now financial fair play rules. I do not know kev like for christ's sake. It just shows that if you're powerful i'm winning shit. You can do whatever you want on and that's a crime. That's a crime. I want some old school. Grass roots football. I'm rooting for lesser to win the league again kev. It just reminds me of like the opening of goodfellas i know this is obscure reference but like when the main character called as a kid and he just says like yeah i did it and then get slap on the wrist and he celebrating with all the gangsters robert deniro is like never open your mouth never on your friends and i feel like that's what is demand man city and p._s._g. And a couple of these clubs like hey just like don't sell us out make those motto you wake you money good yes. I'm bob sorry. I've been on a real gangster binge. Apparently you can't say <hes> what's what's it called the bad guy who betrays the guy from the godfather anymore i only that's a slur <hes> but the whole why does a whole different. I have to tell me what this quote. Unquote slur is after the show yeah some guy from c._n._n. Got called as as you saw would would you so ridiculous. The best we saw about that with someone who was like this is something that would happen the episodes of the sopranos and some one of the italian master get mad about you know what i mean which was so accurate relevant to me because i just finished the sopranos for the first time a couple of weeks ago and i was like oh my god i could so seeing fucking christopher or paulie walnuts getting fucking livid like hey would you say about me. I just love that you know probably the most oppressed group of in america's wide eyed talion so yeah definitely don't say fredo or friday. Were afraid. Oh fuck if you're a white italian shit. That sounds like alfredo sauce. So how can you even get offended all right all right. Let's let's move on. We got fan questions to answer before we get into that. Let's break for our last ad right now. Finding the right pros for home projects can be tough and spark a lot of questions like how how do i find a pro who can help will they do. A good job will get a fair price. That's where homeadvisor can help from leaky faucets to major remodels. Homeadvisor connects you to the right pro for the job in seconds and even helps you get a fair price reviews. Check project cost guides and book appointments. Go to homeadvisor dot com or download the the free homeadvisor app to start your next project. We're back. I'm still trying to hold it together. That was really fucking funny martin all right. We got some fan questions russian. I come from our twitter. Followers at lads podcasts lads underscore podcasts. Whatever on twitter the first question comes from joe ca- pacino. He's from the red red card report podcast. He says who won the e._p._l. Transfer market martin last week said again. I think tottenham one in all but it's kind of the more shocking victory than anything else like oh wow they're doing. They're doing something hey everybody. They're doing something so i'm gonna say tottenham just because of the craziness and also going to say tottenham because they're substitute had a crucial role there substitute and transfer sorry beer in the wrong throat at a crucial ruined their victory this weekend so i'm going to double down on them. That's just for me just because he just reinforce already like redick redecorate wind kind of i wanna say i didn't agree with you when you said this last week but i saw what have said about rajouri and he said roger doesn't have tattoos. He doesn't have a fancy car. He has a normal haircut and that's exactly what you want and need from a holding midfielder and and look. I'm going to be completely honest. I completely agree with pep here so he kind of wins the transfer market on that statement and player right there yeah i personally. I think he's going to be really really good. He's not going to have like the crazy sats but he's just going to be on this integral parts of that man city eighty run so next question from half-and-half scarves podcast they say do you think marco civil will last until christmas in our opinion fraud of a managed. That's fine words pretty spicy yeah so that's why it will. I think that under his management management that they have targeted all of the right players and while they're play mu- maybe sloppy at times especially in the beginning of the season by the end of the season they're usually one of the more consistent teams and you know under his tutelage you've seen the lights of cigarettes and become one of the best attacking midfielder fielder and the non top six teams in the prim and additionally you have the likes of <hes> what's his name jordan pickford who is making a huge name for himself internationally and for his club and i think you have to give marco silva credit for the defensive support. He offers pickford as well as the the attacking support he offers all of his players and there's a reason that everton is consistently the best of the rest in the prim and it's markova before or that it was ronald koeman comas dongguan so you gotta you gotta see what he's been doing for this club and what he's been doing for the past two years. Look silva did for shoot shoot. Where did he come from. Have they got relegated. Oh anyway anyway. He was absolutely brilliant on the time he was on before everton and i think he's carried on that success. I don't think he's a fraud at all. I think if anything <hes> theo walcott's of fraud enda you know what that's that's that is his fault that is margot so i'll give you that thank you. Thank you sorry martin <hes> you're welcome. I had to google it so they get the stat department on it. Yeah i think margaret silva is a pretty classy manager. I think he will do well but especially. I always knew pieces. I'm excited. I'm excited for this squad and we'll see where it goes next question. Be atlanta so breezy dormant. I'm in atlanta says. How do you feel about the postage centered centric chelsea verse man united broadcast. I felt it was kinda. Gross away the it was all they could talk about and it also kind of funny essentially saying that like like we talked about earlier that like they just had a hard on for christian the whole time and they couldn't stop target on his back and he's all the people wanna hear about so it was a little bit self indulging by the british look at american draw the player game a who wanted joke so yeah those conceited pricks could not get out of their minds so you know when the people were scared of a player coming into the league though usually bad mouth the shit out of him for a long time at first so i'm right there with you b._b._b. Atlanta. I think that it was kind of pathetic. Listen to all the bad mouthing. The punditry gave christian pulisic in his first game in the program under lampert under <hes> chelsea so we talked about this before but i'm on the same page i think it was. I think it was horse. Shit yeah i. I love that you're just like yeah. I'm not the biggest christian but that's just unfair like that's like <hes> you know badmouthing and the same shot at christian but badmouthing yellen on on newcastle nobody bad math and that's because he wasn't a star coming into the league yellen has been in the fucking league league for a while christian pulisic which is a quote unquote american star who looks and sounds american and he's playing for one of the top talk clubs in the e._p._l. So he obviously has a target yeah yeah at a high price too so yeah yeah expectation i it's it's an easy z. Thing to talk about and i don't listen to the british broadcast to hear them talk shit about players these same player again and again and again in every single opportunity that they have talked about the game. You'd losers. Get them out of your head. Yeah exactly all right. Next question comes from our instagram instagram at lads podcast. Please give us a follow. A better life says does allison's injury totally fuck up liverpool season. He's out five five to eight weeks. It seems we talked about this earlier. We both kind of agreed. It won't be significant and just because they're just stacked pretty much everywhere else then. I think we agree on that remark all right. That was an easy question. Next question comes from goading cuts underscore t._m. He says who does martin have tied up in the background. Podcasts my dog and my brother mostly one at a time or both at once. I know i hear gabe your brother in the background. All the time like shut the fuck up gave us like screaming playing fica gabe shut the fuck up you dumb enjoy reminding him to score. I actually told him we should get a banner and hang four zero over our house just to remind him of it. Every day. Next question comes from t- underscore sky underscored t who was featured on our show. He says where the fuck should hamas go or where. Would you like to see him since the dan hates him the transfer market is so open and other leagues so i would like to see him go somewhere where he would play hey but he's had a weird travel. Men journey like he's been like just going everywhere and kind of playing and having kind of highlights. I'm not sure where i'd like to see him but i i'd like to see him start somewhere and i don't think it's going to be a real madrid but is there anywhere in particular your milan inter milan. Those are my top three destinations for for hamas rodriguez go to italy man. He's played in spain. He's played in germany. Go to italy and then end up in the prim when you're like like thirty like rommedahl falco. I think that's the perfect character trait. I think that would be the great transition ec milan. When you look good in jersey i'd be i'd be very much about that. Okay next question. Doc underscores scurr block says all right dudes after saturday's result. Do you still think tottenham very yes. I never doubted that tottenham even if they got like a draw against newcastle. I think they're so so solid whatsoever. I'm not gonna make crazy assumptions or takes on the first day of the premier league anything can happen. It's a brand new season so for me. I would say oh for sure. I'm right there with you. I think i think that outside of manchester city and liverpool that the there is only one other title contender under and it's taught him so yeah. I'm still absolutely confident in my pick. That tottenham ended up third. All right. Next question comes from our discord channel. Please join it. It's a chat room. Where a bunch of guys who enjoyed the show talk about beer soccer all sorts this shit. It's a great place to hang out. We don't have people talk about soccer. First question comes from marshmallow thirteen ninety four. He says if liverpool do end up selling lavrenti aroma that means they have lavrenti ending newly in the same transfer window. Does that give liverpool the low key transfer window getting rid of news early back. That could be huge. <hes> interesting take i like that is is less more is. That's kind of the argument argued shit. I agree to liverpool the best transfer window if if they can offload that a demon spawn phone that is days on lebron. That's a horrid ask. I really bad hot. Take like like that's like saying that bad he he's. He's pretty internationally bad. He's bang average bang average. It's still better than not deserve to play manchester united liverpool manchester city chelsea arsenal all right fair. He doesn't deserve deserve to wear those colors so i have to agree but yeah i think marshmallow thirteen thousand four makes a very good point next question x._x._x. Big underscore baller underscore sixty-nine x._x._x. Says would you rather be stuck in an elevator only surrounded by your clubs arch rival fan example one arsenal fan an elevator with tottenham fan or be stuck in a broken elevator of people who think they know soccer because they play of ood. That's a good question mark. Oh you go. I think it's a pretty easy one one thousand percent to be stoking an elevator with a bunch of manchester city fans because i'd be in there alone kev. I just be stuck in the elevator by myself. You fuck her god. I'm going to be completely honest. I would probably prefer a rival fan as well now because none would be there like you would say but like one of my best friends in england is a tottenham fan and i love being able to talk the game in like talking shit with someone like civilly is a lot of fun. It'd be like fuck you. Your team might see. I think that the banter that can go on with a rival fan. Give make you a better fan because it makes you defend your team and they're defending their team but you become close you bond over that unless they're just being a complete asshole and saying saying awful things but i think it can be fun if you're just hanging out with a bunch of people playing. They don't really know the players and the name they. They're just playing fica. I mean so for me. I think i'd rather rather have a rival fan because there's a little bit more passion in that person saying like you said it's it's always fun to talk footy and it's it's always more fun to talk with someone who knows what they're talking about rather than a person who's played seafood like three or four times in their lives so yeah i'd i'd one hundred percent pig being with an actual fan of soccer rather than a fantasy but i'm gonna stick with my. I call it a district. <hes> i'm gonna stick with manchester the fans in the elevator or be rabid. Let's move on to next question this fucking rate referenced what thank you. I fucking love eight mile so fucking good anyway. That's like one of my if it's on t._v. Moonies i will watch it from start to finish or at at least like no. It's on come back to the last twenty minutes the rap battle because that's shit eight mile was i think it was like sophomore year of college college when i rated your d._v._d. Collection this man has like probably twenty million. D._v._d.'s and that's all eight mile and i saw him. I was like you know what i love eminem. I've heard of eight mile. Let's watch it and ever since then every time it comes on. It's always on like t._n._t. Or f._x. And i'm like yeah i guess we're fucking watching genesis one okay. Let's watch some gangster shit yeah. I love that movie so much anyway. Next question is from drunk uncle j. d. j. d. hope you and earner doing well down in pennsylvania love and miss you. His question is fuck. Mary kill slab ahead. Mustafay mcguire had fog mariko slab head something and adam johnson kill kill adam johnson. Oh yeh rustavi. Oh shit. Do i kill the child predator or mustafay offi <hes> do that's why he picked this question because he knows wanted to kill me staffy scenario but i can't because i gotta kill the pedophile. Hi kill adam johnson. I fucked mustafay to get it over with and i spend a lovely light and i'm just going to change one thing. I kill mustafa see. I fuck adam johnson because i know i'm not his type and i know he's in jail so he can't really do shit about it. And i marry slab head. I think we would have beautiful fucking big forehead babies. Oh my god just as rock solid solid marriage of that head would be amazing. The next question is a fuck. Mary kill which we've done before if people in the discord i'll do it again. Real quick kill brian logan me. These are people in well. You know brian 'cause you guys went to high snow and you know logan logan because of the discord and you kind of know jason so i would probably same scenario killed logan to take over the discord. I'd marry brian because he's a sweetheart and i'd fuck jason because god damn. He's a spicy man yeah. I'm just marry all we can have some weird little commun- out in utah or something start our own religion. I don't know i'm going to disregard the roads because you know what they say. Look saying everything but i haven't seen any of y'all and dodd damn a._m. Ever or four years so <hes> i'll marry all you'll love is about more than looks so <hes>. It's a bunch of marriages. We're going to be <hes>. We're going to be a pilgrimage the job in utah. That's going to be beautiful. I can't wait to see this mormon. Wedding next question you boy garf- says in the grand scheme of things is v._a. Or the biggest issue of football here's a quote from craig burley the bigger problem in football. I lose the game is the league is the elite club smashing the other clubs. There's no drama in mansi beating west ham. I understand the be. Our checks are a bit slow but the prem has yet to adjust and refining those individuals who say that it diminishes the drama is a bit over the top in my opinion woo so martin we're we're the ones is it's kind of the top so no. I don't see what he's saying. What why would you introduce a broken concept into the premier league if it wasn't the perfect concept if you're making excuses for v._r. V._a. or did not have to be implemented this year or do not have to be implemented next year via or could have been implemented when every single other league have hammered out the details ironed out the details and made it perfect so i think that's just a fucking excuse. We fucking walking have v._r. Because people fucking decided to have it earlier than expected this was the same issue with the world cup. They are putting in quote. Unquote untested did program into the highest rounds of saga so i think that's absolute bullshit. Yeah there is no competition between you know manchester city and live manchester and chester city liverpool versus the rest of the league. There is no competition between the top six and the rest of the league but fucking v._a. Our aid the fault of that. It's money they are as its own broken problem so i think that's a caracas ship by craig burley and craig burley but you know what that seems like politicians. I answer answer to me. I liked trolling craig burley on twitter all the time. That's just my favorite thing to do. So i'm a fan of doing that and i do think he has some pretty good takes for the most part he was ahead of the curve in terms of like arsene wenger was being on and stuff like that he was. He was like that but he was way ahead on that. I i do agree. There is a problem with these teams such as man city. All these feels like very top heavy avi but i do think there are major issues v._r. Which i hope gift fixed and i hope that we don't spend five ten minutes just talking about a match and not actually about the match yeah and i just i know i just said this but i want to ask you because i truly do fucking dig your opinion and all that shit. Why is there such a rush to push v._r. Into every single league when it's literally been trialed for a year with pretty poor results yeah i think that's fair like there needs to be more time with his new system <hes> and a workout all the king so i'm totally there with you. I think that this new premier league with v._r. Is going to take some time to get used to give give it a couple of years. We're probably going to be like oh yeah v._a. Are probably going to be desensitized to it at one point. It's just gonna be like oh yeah like kind of n._f._l. Really oh instant replay were before. He was like fucking sacrilege to have that so. I think we're going to get used to it effort. Is this going to be very. I disagree with that because how often do you and i- bitch to each other about fucking watching the same replay over and over again and whether yeah so all the time canal just because we get used to it. It's just gonna be the same bullshit that we watch again and again so i disagree with burley their whole hardly he's. He's trying to change the the argument -actly actly so i i love that question. I dig that question but <hes> i don't agree with craig burley at all and of everybody on e._s._p._n. A._f._c. y'all know this kev have knows this craig burley's my favorite thrown through oh yeah chelsea legend all right well. That's our show. Thank you guys so much. We're hanging out with us. Make sure to follow us on social media join our discord joyner fantasy will have new shirts coming out this week. Maybe the design gets done so thank you so much for hanging out with us us one of our longer episodes if you made it this far you're the shit we love you and have a good rest of the week and we'll be give our premier league predictions is on fridays pods so get your money ready would be gambling baby all right bye bye the shootout yeah.

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"Hello welcome to the show. I'm adrian healey and the ray refi company. If allah one hundred marino and eh craig burley will the long-running saga is finally over donnie whaleback seinfeld wofford so we can we can move on jets goodness for that we moved on already uh we will get into transplant us very shortly ahead at the new primarily campaign in his time to welcome back pizza walter to the show lots to get into with pita specifically typically on the subject of and the new rules. Let's start with the a <hes> because it's going to be implemented in the <unk> leaks dotting this weekend but it's going to look look a little different isn't it to how we might have seen in other competitions around the globe just highlight some of those slight differences for us. Yeah i'll see a you know a very anticipated star die this this friday evening i think it starts with the primarily and they are is <hes> fondly here yes yes there will be some slight differences <hes> again don't forget the protocol is universal. It's global but the interpretation that protocol can be slightly different and the the examples. I can give you all that some don't expect to see the referee running through the referee review area the pit shot camera to review he's decisions and the premier league of said that the referee will tighten the decision from the i r in terms of his direction and under judy kite on that so we we won't be seeing referees trotted over to the sidelines themselves. They'll tell you what's been set in the stands as gospel well. Let's get into that a little bit because that's actually quite quite a big difference in what we've seen. I'll give m._l._s. here in the u._s. Is an example where the does go over to a monitor to have when he's being asked to do so it still supposed to be the match officials. Final decision is it not now is beginning service is he just going to be tough decisions going to be no. He's going to be said ed. That's the opinion of the via is is is on the referee will make his decision based on the opinion on he'll he'll adjudicate search. The permanent of said is on the referee will be on the sign wide lanes so they'll be looking at the game very similar. The reason we see the referees going over to the saw on he's actually partly to sell the decision to the audience their decision the premier league of come out and said we know it's the referee's decision. There's no need for him. Go ahead and sell it so we won't be seeing going to the sideline. That's that's nonsense because you see you. The two referees are on the same wavelength for no two referees are ever on the same wavelength because this subjective on downturn interpretation and so what we have here is effectively. We have two different officials want not the game and one in stoke park or one probably stockley park from from from my m._g. Offices because unless official i can go and look at the monitor then he cut me that final decision so oh he's hunts point craig and agree with your point when the promo league of said though is that's their tolerance level is going to be set so high in terms terms of the clear and obvious that it's so clear and obvious the referee does not need go into that monitor whereas in other leagues new competition we've seen that clear and obvious a barrier reasonably low and therefore the referees gone over himself again the premise of just said that they won't interfere with the game they want a maximum benefits minimal interference and that minimum variance means that there will be occasions when louis h._r. Inside that was a bit tic- that's probably will be a red card but they won't interfere because sets tariff very very highly couple of things speeder when you talk about that tolerance level that in itself is is it comes down to interpretation of the referee yeah so what's the bar is for one guy may not be the same for the next guy even even if you design it to be the same. It doesn't always come out that way and so i find that that that's going to call for inconsistency altogether altogether from the very beginning the other thing is a former as a former referee. Peter would know this. You feel like the power is being taken away from you and so who's making these decisions if you're the guy in the middle and you have seen the call and you have you feel that you're correcting your call and yet there. Are somebody on somewhere else. That is telling you know you gotta wrong. I one point it would be. I think appropriate for the referee to be able to see it and say yeah okay. Look look i got it wrong and it was a wrong interpretation or whatever i saw didn't happen. I accept the call and we move on but at least as a referee. You feel like you're making that decision. I don't think think that's happening now again again. The the protocol dictates that there should be a referee's review area at every ground. We'll be in the primarily so that the referee does once he can but i've been asked being told by the primarily not too tight the opinion of the ah because the opinion should be the same as the matched i referee because holly children's level but i'll agree with ali not simon notes the referees and the same however we'll see how it pans is out one of the things that the premise of said was they didn't want to the pike and the quickness and the intensity of the game to be disrupted by a referee going over to the they they are just to say yes. I agree with the upstairs and on that point craig surely we can we can say has taken a long time in other instances of so. Do you like that part of this trying to do it as quickly as possible v._r. Also like me and that's how the problems in its infancy in different countries have used it a different way in different referees of interpreted it differently but i do think not so much for others set and watching the game set in washington game here in the u._s. There's an anticipation almost an excitement of it. What the what the outcome's gonna be but we're getting pictures as the people at the ground who i think had the most complaints that the people on the ground and bombs on c. saying what the hell happened here as long as primarily keep a reasonable tame. I think there'll be less complaints. There's always going to be complaints and pay to have the premier league addressed the issue of communication between the officials and fans and the media you know they are looking at that and that's easy volver now as we speak however from from this weekend what the premise of said is that they will show the the definitive angle that the is adjudicated on so he's adjudicate on a handball or a serious foul play tackle the not picture that particularly graphic we'll be shown in the stadiums or community guided only when there is not some big screen to be had so now looking at ways of communicating the decision to the referee but a little back to cite that because of the fact that looking to have a high tolerance level don't expect when every time because you won't see when every game that's they say when they brought it into m._l._s. originally one every three games as well they hoping for used to be the average. Guess what people want is being a lot more. It's the yes but overall overall. I think what we all want is correct. Call right so if that means that you have to intervene three times in the game even though that's not what you wanna do then you gotta do it simply because you want the games to be played at a level where a call. They'll send caused a team points. If you go back to how close it was last year and in between manchester city and liverpool if a bad call cost you a championship so we didn't intervene when never mind intervening if it is the right thing to do then intervene and make the right call. That's what people want thank most of most of the worries leading up to the vile thing which is probably a couple years now when it's been creep and then as people who didn't want the game and the people who just don't want to just want to go back to if you make can we stay you make you upstate and you get on. I think i think technology's moved on a lot more than <hes> do. Not son ties the game i think with v._r. We are and process in which has been used so far hasn't sanitized the game. 'cause we're talking to burrow probably as much more than anything else. There's been mistakes with v._r. Dr been differences interpretation and as soon as long as the tolerance level is really really high. Will we still be talking about multiple incidents. That's engaged but as long as they get the real big an obvious ones correct then. I think we'll be fine. We'll pay. We all know how much referee hate being the center of attention but it's got to be even more the case this year i want to get into the new rules are changes. Not rose also handle the big one peter law twelve hundred zero changes. She's just some bullet points to go through the following handle situations even if accidental dato will still be free kick. The ball goes into the goal to touching tanking class hand a- play against control possession the ball after touches his hand. The ball touches plays hand just made the body unnaturally bigger. You can read the law so i'm not gonna so there. Were there were new data agrees of hamble pita achy before getting your take on it guys this as this tidied everything up neatly in both of you made me in a bow. It's a rubik's cube okay and you know players on the field and i think craig would agree with this hamble. There was a feeling like and a sense of that. That's a hamble now. Even when we have the responsibility or calling games we go back to our playing days and think well that looked like how that that feels like a humble and then somehow it's not a hamble and then things that don't look like one now people are well. You know the interpretation that body see louis and the things men the arm is away from your body and affecting an impact in the play. It's a hamble and i don't care what are the rules are bullet points when he put i would buy it. I let let let it just seems that there's more verbiage for rest to now take on board and try and decipher mo- infants who they've listened to what the fans have been signed. They've listen to the media and they've tried to tweet the law so that it becomes more common sensible approach approach towards handball and the law grafitti. You've seen there clearly shows that some what football once and if i can go back to the manchester city spurs the <hes> champions league game lafayette rent and the balls hit his elbow hit he saw on gone into the goal well football doesn't want that's as a goal because he's getting some advantage with the arm or the hand in terms of the go so the law now says you cannot score a goal while the use of your hand or arm even if it's accidental so often ask commonsense terms of the interpretation generally what they're trying to say well if i were inside that if your arms are making the area of the ball to strike bega you'd get chaikin the risk of humble bain awarded and we saw that many times and again the champions league and lots of stages last season. We should see that probably in the premier league this season when the hands of mike an area to be hit bigger. You'll be awarded humble. Now i have done some look some common sense approach. He's the one i'm real informative unfolds and <hes> you know having says the big change the goalkeeper according to us and people cannot no score a goal when he throws the ball direct with eleven because last year we had a flurry of voice all around the woman who's come every every year choose just to make sure that they sweep everything in one thing and you call it right. There are some anomalies in the law changes on that quiz. Questions almost won't oh capping in real time but it's only a small one. I don't know if i'm beaten beaten us to the punch here with the running. All the year down as the fact of the ball ricocheted off a ref reno accidentally goes to the opponent then became oh yeah it's going to be a drop because because we see that with the rest square remould pita i know i'll go with that one off some great physicians in my career but the bulls never struck me to go in but it happened in germany it happened in france where the ball struck the referee and gonna go and again commonsense decrees the referee recount score a goal so let's not allow and the law is might come in action for that terrific stuff. <hes> something tells me be seeing a lot more of you as we get into the u._c.'s and that much more on the laws as well on the website and podcasts well the saga i referenced at the top of the show is actually look which looks like it is finally reached a conclusion what would be a record transfer fee for inter smashing one. That's stood for twenty years because she v._i._p. Seventy million let's focus though craig on manchester united if they lose lukaku do they have enough front and no they don't have enough with him anyway. I mean i think they will be quite pleased to get home. I get the right china's for free but it's i mean it's almost impossible to get some at the end. I mean so twenty four hours spend that money forever. Edward was not one out quickly so i don't know if it's a good move for either club on this with he seems to be on the move dabid louise revision the train we chelsea could be on his way to asmal according to reports and a rumor a falling out with frank lampard and i wonder if this is a fully now from now or if this is something that comes from some time in the past when they played when they play together then maybe maybe has carried over and maybe that would we sees frank lumbar. Well dawson happening in his plans but what i can tell you that w is wherever he's gone. There's always been an issue. There's always something is always somebody else that he's pointing the finger at. It's always some relationship that falls a bar is is on tonio contested frank lampard point. It's gotta be about louise and maybe this. This is just a time where chelsea say you know what get out get go the day in which spurs appears to have stayed busy as well with giovanni lachey also and ryan sesame on possibly sibley arriving. How does this affect your primarily prediction. You've been keeping this on ice craig. How the top six finish u._h. City yeah well. I think it will be a two-horse race of plump again just because neither of the roadways commend i haven't really done is of yet taught them. I've been busy as you mention of late. I think the team potential to challenge in particularly if the thing happens yeah and i've actually gone for offline fourth. I think a half end because i think that could be very saint going forward my united. I don't think of done enough and chelsea of loss. The best player have no strikers. Do you like the luiz rationalize that help their cause for for fourth at all. That's i mean. I think you what with emory at p._s. G so how many of those i think when you get plastic fossey yeah that's the way i say. Don't worry free separated. Thanks so your your top sixty she at the same way a three in the same older city livable spurs then he said and much like craig. What i'm saying is once you get past. Spurs is a drop off a significant drop off on one that it's more about i have less faith in our someone and chelsea than i do much and that's not saying that i have faith in the united. Ah look those three teams. I think they are gonna eat each other up and eventually one of them will run and maybe that's meant to say united late in the season so you're saying united really by default correct eddie in default. There's there's no great <hes> scheme emplaced. There are two great teams. That's my city and then the spurs that is it's closer to liverpool closer now. Do you think there are a lot closer but i think there are lot farther from the ones that are coming from behind and on. I think they they are in this in between category. They're not quite liberal city but there's certainly not what's behind them and so. I think they're save in third place. Ask for the other ones who knows chelsea. They've lost fuhrman to any position i think done the louisa lost gary cahill annoyed that play more but it's a squadron of nominee what he's saying anybody the loss of best player too young talented players hudson doi and loft chic. I have a good longterm serious injuries runaway by tommy abraham coming from his loan spell at aston villa last year where he played the different carol efficiently primarily. She really relied on olivier. I i think i think craig. It could be a tough year for josie. I really do i. I have the magic dropping all wait. Wait a minute. I pictured yeah well. Let's see years ago. Talk to you for you. Did you lose lost the come from munster. I honestly think it's a free host rights. I really do i think you could get in the picture and actually it's between those three so so when you were asking me spurs have closed the gap with leading more so than anything else. I think it's a free spray i really do. I really think it's going to be anybody's denying. Aw i mean if it's a race that means spurs could just get ahead and say well we will see a lot more to get into your player of the year extra extra time where we onto your tweets on the youtube general now that ahead of napoli taking on bacelona in miami our ricky ortiz had the chance to sit down with napoli. President arroyo de la renta's in the transfer market can you you talked about the real price of the players wia day so expensive way <hes> any any defender now could cost eighty to ninety million dollars. The problem of the cost of the super coast of the players depends from england because in england they gross a lot of money more more more than friends. The france then spain the the tally on the germany so they eve klebb gross <hes> eight hundred million pounds. He has no problem into a for eighty nine. One hundred million to one player show there is not a real good and unfair competition between england and the other counties. How much do you think would be worth if you have to sell. I'm not saying you're gonna song because i no you low and he's a great player considering that match that went under and fifty medium. I understand that but is that realistic knowing that the they paid for mcguire eighty now i mean he's a very good defender. I'm a big fan of a lot of people are. I'm talking about one of the best you know <hes> for example in england. They paid eighty five million pounds. Which are i think ninety three million dollars million-euro search for a player probably in a napoli. I would pay him thirty five thirty twenty minutes so that's point. I think in k. one or like could you buddy. Value is two hundred fifty ninety three this guy so all england's fault her basically harry maguire <hes> the most expensive defender all time as it currently stands eighty million pounds delinked recco doc was o._d. Seventy-seven dealer renters said maguire would have been with thirty five million to him max max he wouldn't wouldn't go a penny above what is called the one thing i would say and he has got a point. The money in the premier league has driven a lot of things in in recent years but before that money was on the table before skysports really came along nearly nine hundred thousand revolutionized the game and then the premier league able to sell it better uh money it was the big clubs from spain and that's aline tikolo that would actually spend the money because they will commend to england and other countries and and they will take the best players bacelona on real madrid and milan and you vent and all these other clubs and napoli and roma would go and and put the best players from these countries in the fact that the competition no right or wrong seems to be some of these clubs barcelona did spend one hundred and twenty million this this this summer on a play but that's the market right see and if you're a player you're gonna take advantage of an inflated market and in any economic model when there is inflation in the market then look if you're going to benefit from it. You're going to take advantage of it. You take the capitalist approach and you're a player you know. I know that you are an independent contractor and at that point look if my value is at that point that's a value that is driven by the market not by me and i'm going to fully take advantage of it. I don't blame the players. There's whatsoever well if they're already eighty million pound defenders to be signed. There's not long to do this. Transfer window a little over twenty four hours. It closes shot chucked on thursday. You can follow it all on our website s._p._n._f._z. d- reports in some media outlets suggesting real madrid might be about to offer luca moderate to to try and look neymar in their direction. Would you guys make that with that. That make any sense. I gotta tell you p._s. G._s. made it very clear that they don't they want to move away from the name our project and if that's the case this is not a bad deal. Honestly i think i yeah i don't know what you're getting luca mothers because based on what we saw last year maybe because he was tired and what have you all other excuses that we can come up with but he did not play very well but it's not so much about the fact that you're getting mother as much as if you're getting a hundred and twenty million pounds or euros or whatever it was which would in some ways recoup some of the investment that you put down neymar and so that may be gives you flexibility to do something else and maybe going to market and going the search for something else that that my address some of the issues that you have makes sense for you paid over two hundred million from the they taking to draw money because i was looking at it before much transfer fee. We know from aldrich because he told me for september still a great. I agree ali. I think he's i think last year was <hes> was because of the world but also a little bit of age by all well rested. Luca mortgage is going to improve any team and as you get as long as you're happy with the money you get neymar your club and neymar at real madrid jr. Do you see it well. That's that's a different and question all together because you just got in hats are who plays in that very same position then the freedom to neymar to do whatever he does on the field and you're going to have have two guys and a really not going to defend and why is the recent that seems you know there's something like to play gareth bale because apparently he doesn't try bag and play defensively so he doesn't quite make sense in terms of the message this is sending on one end and that's what you're trying to do however realm that it hasn't made decisions in the past because they make sense they've made decision to pass because it's a big name and he doesn't get much bigger than neymar at this point wouldn't exactly increase gareth bells playing no ayaan bottled right now. He's gonna sit tight and it's going to be in terms as much as he can. He knows his unlike with the play. You might need them done. The lineup has injuries. There was talk. We talked about it in the yesterday about a potential link to buy communing but i got bill's been steadfast in these agents and i'm going alone so unless things change in the next twenty four hours i think he would just just be another number. They're all right here. We go extra time. Thanks for all your questions a wide variety of smorgasbord. There's always some of our eagle eye view of the return of warmest burly jeremy amongst the although jeremy had a point to make how'd how did you guys get off having craig o. Full show loss time on. It's his first show. The new campaign alley is old token tappin so he was fine after his holiday holiday but surely craig give could've used a sub savages says jeremiah the marathon going full ninety minutes. The full also offer full after a four day break well. I have to say full disclosure. He did not go a full ninety now really the second show behind the s._a._g. He slipped all the and there was a segment for the awards that he will so did not participate so there you go. We took care of jeremy. We're working about the the the number. The number was held up. He was a cheesy. Just turn the pace yourself back into it. Bill tomorrow might lighten up the right well tomorrow. Tomorrow's the end of the the transfer window chilly points this out. Do you guys like notch the english transfer deadline date which has moved significantly this year significantly earlier. Can you cannot give the passing ado like because i can see it from the modern. Just point of your you start you season. I don't know one of the year was going longer but you start your season. I don't know escort is going to be right because something comes along before the end of the month a couple of plays away so it's taken well aw it's not taken away to an extent is like somebody can come in from well. That's the that's. The main lose a playoff yeah so different country. Come bipolar. I play my game against this team. Spain and it can still swoop in germany signing players for the next three weeks book. It's never gonna happen at least not in my lifetime but it would be best if everybody started at the same time and everybody had the same transfer deadline and everybody was at the very least when it comes to transfer would have consistency and everybody would know okay if you're going to do business and carry oh business. This is what he needs to happen. Because these variations a it exposes some teams it gets advantages to other teams and look. I i think you if you have more time to negotiate. You're going to benefit from. Did you prefer the old system where you could sign the player anytime right up until say march you prefer when people are still wistful. Just wasn't a window designed. People whistled people melancholy going to do the most. I think probably what will happen is is even if somebody comes in for play right unless they actually wanted to well. Pull mariners bugle is back with amy page average yesterday <hes> shop appearance the moment he could he could still be yea. Which new arrival do you think you'll have the biggest impact for their teams in the premier league this season what we know. You don't believe all the way yes. I think he's a big player of the year. I'm only say's as you just getting that on record. I'm just making sure that you double down and you say yes. That is my player of the year. He's getting his name right because i'm going to say sebastian holly dowell for west ham yeah yeah. I think it's going to be very good sign and you you go deep. It's gone from germany from you think it's pronounced halla don't but halley. I was following ray. I knew he'd get to cope with the added called yeah. What do you come in south golly. I ala yeah alley anyone you turn on. I'm with you. I'm writing. We're told by the way that's brilliant on. I mentioned instrument. How are we gonna remember us. Lino diego forlan is he hangs up his boots today. After twenty one seasons do you remember best two thousand ten world cup yeah and how it's sending he was and why was i have to say when i saw the <hes> the news paul paul that he was announcing his retirement. I thought you were talking to retire still play. I think he's athletico madrid official yeah. That's the word was a <hes> a national retirement and you go but no you're still glib. Glib guys taunted on for few years you know for asian dumble. I'm going to say well well. Don't blaze young easily twenty-three full. Go six. Yeah please. You know either great will always forty at g._m. Being told mike grudge rigas full and age. He's been quick. Troop might <hes> this yellow submarine submarine days. We're pretty good. I remember them wastefully. Yes he was very good and look at twenty. Ten world cup. I think is is the highlight i for for him. Just on the world stage right finally should know this. I was doing the calm in two thousand ten now. It was did you ever go. I wouldn't africa was there. Uruguay beat pete very for atv. They'd be germany germany. Deplete gemini remember the result right but he played the app. I'm here where they're calling the game two thousand. I was there with a dreary working for t._v. And it was century ancient elizabeth it was free to on the south school and i think it was uruguay the one common but no it was germany might go. I should like rotary is telling me again full and is forty in germany. Walk yuguang should at upliftment off elio and for unbelievable. Yes remember like i couldn't remember who won on but i do remember. He's <hes> he's odd. Yes well and you know he's. He's losing a little bit of higher up here so now he's going to be or just to kind of new growth <hes> well. Maybe if it grows enough you can skip around. I don't know why i'm talking. Ah we ever keep food of extra for long morris finely at what venezuela dish would alley recommend me making my new venezuelan girlfriends girlfriends. He's not a vegetarian obviously cushy south america so airbus you gotta go with plus rapist yeah and those are they exactly for for those well. You need to get the right. I man you gotta you gotta get cornmeal dough told mildew and you gotta you. Gotta fix it but you can find this thing. You can find the right dole for it. I the bank. That's what you gotta get. If you don't get that in forget it that's not the you don't have the right ingredients and then you stop those with shredded chicken. Should it be yeah so <hes> y y t's what you gotta go with go to be white. Yes it's gotta be why chaso blanco rangel shredded. Maybe some black beans into that some implying contains. I mean i'm telling stuff. I can see a few in fact i can see. I can see a mess but this is a new a friend which means if morris guests looking to impress morris guest. He's looking to improve that wrong. He's out breath for. Maybe she'll appreciate the effort the effort to maybe he's putting yourself out there. Yeah iraq will not the rape. A homemade stevie nicks okay. Yes it could be the backup just in case the rapist well go. Well not very venezuelan you see ship with it will be just as foreign to her sure but i'm just saying yeah all right. We'll just take road. We'll make really cheap desk. Yes i like that just thinking through restaurant. Morris address our agree on komo tv nickel tactic. No no no just full disclosure. You don't put all those things that those those things that i'd say they are on the side of that. If you decide what to put in into the right by the way he south american vegetarians morris's claiming the rhonda nivo i would not in my family the really on a new well. I would imagine if we scheduled. That was the whole you will find a vegetarian or maybe even a vegan. You know what i'm sure. It's like new. May maybe abi booed but yes i mean. It's not something particularly new school. Rounds aschenbach seem like this is that you want to take. I look and get another. Maybe four lamb was vegetarian. We made it. He made it to forty. I i made it a forty and i'm not sir all right. Let's say that right dash. Thanks ballpoint. Whatever we with you with you. We're hopeful apis next the dishes. The show transfer window is closing did you now we will have the final report on the next to the vision of.

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European vs North American Sports

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11:47 min | 2 months ago

European vs North American Sports

"North America and Europe have much separates them culturally as well as geographically. One of the biggest differences is in the area of sports. Not just which sports we play but how sports are organized many people either side of the Atlantic have no clue how sports are organized on the other side or at least have major misconceptions. Learn more about how sports are managed and operated in Europe and North America on this episode of everything, everywhere daily. This episode is brought to you by the Travel Photography Academy. have. You ever been on a trip in wondered why your photos don't turn out like the images you see in travel magazines, you're going to spend thousands of dollars on a trip in hundreds of thousands of dollars on a camera, you owe it to yourself to get the highest quality images from your trip. That's why I created the travel photography academy. I. Set out to travel around the world in two thousand seven with an expensive camera and I had no idea how to use. It as I traveled around the world I taught myself the art of travel photography eventually mastering to a point, I was named travel photographer the year three times in North America, the travel photography academy is an online course that teaches you everything you need to know to master your camera and to take photos on your next trip to improve your photography and to get better images on your next trip visit travel photography Academy Dot Com, or click on the link in the show notes. In comparing North American and European sports I think everyone recognizes that the sports they play are very different. The two largest professional leagues in North America are the national, Football League and Major, league? Neither American football nor baseball is played at any serious level era. Likewise. Soccer is played in North America but not nearly to the degree to which it's followed in played in Europe. And yes I'm going to call it soccer for this episode just to avoid confusion with American football. I'm primarily going focus on how sports are structured because the differences are quite profound I don't think either system of sports is better I think each system has serious benefits and drawbacks as an American I can look at the European sports and see things I wish we did, and likewise I can see things that I'm glad we don't do. The first thing we need to clear up is the use of certain words in particular the terms club and league. There are subtle distinctions between a club in Europe and a club in America a team like the New York Yankees or the Dallas cowboys is often called the club but in reality there a franchise. They are a company that is part of a larger organization and they own a membership stake in that organization. The number of franchises is set by the teams and can only be added or removed by vote of all the teams. Occasionally illegal expand and when it does a new team will be added to the League. These teams are brand new teams that never existed before and we're started from scratch they have no history or traditions. No matter how good or bad eighteen is they can't get kicked out of the League based on performance because they have an ownership stake in the league. In Europe a club has a very different meaning. A club might be owned by someone. Doesn't have a right to be in any particular league. Manchester United for example, plays in the English premier league. However, their membership in the Premier League is dependent upon their performance. If they don't perform, they will get kicked out of the League. The team will still exist, but they'll have to play in a different organization. This brings us to the first and biggest distinction between Europe and North America, promotion and relegation. I'm GONNA use the English football system to illustrate my point. But the same applies to most sports leagues in Europe the English Premier League has twenty teams. Every year at the bottom three teams are removed from the League and they are relegated to the English football league championship, which is an entirely different league. Likewise, three teams from the AFL championship are promoted to the English premier league. This system in England has three professional levels below premier league, Championship League one and League to. What happens when someone at the bottom of League two gets relegated? They get sent down to the National League, which is a professional slash semi professional league. The latter of LEAGUES KEEPS GOING DOWN TO SERIOUS AMATEUR CLUBS DOWN TO LOCAL clubs playing in cow pastures. There are twelve different levels going from the top teams in the world all the way down to friends who play together on the weekends. The closest thing to this, which exists in North America would be minor league baseball. The difference being is that the teams do not move up and down between leagues. Each team is fixed in each league and the players move up and down. Each minor league team is usually but not always associated with a major league team and they move players around between them. The great part about the promotion and relegation system is that there is always something to play for a middling team that gets promoted to a higher league can be a huge accomplishment and potentially a lot of money teams at the bottom of the League have to play for their lives. On the other hand no one really cares who wins a minor League Baseball Championship Minor League teams don't really have a fanatical following because there teams don't exist for their own sake. With some differences most countries in Europe have a similar system. There is a national system of leagues with one Professional League at the top how good the professional league is usually as often dependent upon the size of the country and the amount of money involved. Many of these top tier leagues you might have heard of the Bundesliga in Germany League in Spain series in Italy in league. One in France not coincidentally these are the biggest countries in Europe. There is a league above all of these in Europe called the Champions League. This consists of the top teams in all the European Leagues and everyone must qualify for it every year. The downside to the system is that you almost always wind up with a small number of teams which have any chance of winning a championship in any given year. In the Scottish Premier League, for example, only two teams have won the championship in the last thirty, five years Celtic and the Rangers. Likewise, there are really only two or three teams every year in La Liga in Spain which have a chance at winning or Celona Real Madrid, and athletics Madrid dominating almost every year. In the English premier league, there might be five teams with a real shot with a similar small number in France Germany and Italy. In North America because the economic model is different the league as a whole has a vested interest in parody there are several checks which ensured that one team can't have too much of a competitive edge over its rivals. The biggest thing would be the draft because most North American. Sports are either played nowhere else or the highest level of the sport is found in North America the league's can place restrictions on who plays they're. This is mostly done via draft. When a player enters the League for the first time, they will usually do so via the draft in the draft, the teams of the League select players in reverse order of how well they performed in the previous season. Hence, the worst team will get the first pick and the champions will get the last pick and he around. The goal of this is to ensure that the best team don't keep getting better and it keeps competition and check. The downside of this is that some teams will now purposefully do bad for several seasons to amass high draft picks over several seasons to then try to compete a few years later this was done with great success by the Houston Astros who went from being absolutely horrible to winning the world series. The other mechanism which keeps teams and check is the salary cap north. American league's all have some sort of soft or hard salary cap which limits the amount which teams can spend on players in baseball. They have a soft cap teams can spend as much as they want. But over a certain level, they have to pay tax back to the other teams in the NFL. It's very hard cap which puts a limit on the total team payroll. The result of this is you have much more parody and North American sports in any given year about half the teams have some sort of reasonable chance of winning in the last six years six different major league teams have won a championship. Likewise five different teams have won an NBA title over the last seven seasons and ten different NFL teams have won a super bowl over the last twelve seasons. Another. Major distinction between Europe and north, America is how champions are determined. North American sports always determined champion in a championship game. There's a regular season of which the only purpose is really to determine who makes the playoffs in the seating in the playoffs that means the best teams throughout season might not be the team that wins the. In two, thousand, one, the Seattle Mariners had the best record of any team in baseball history and didn't even make it to the world series in two thousand seven the New England patriots had a perfect season only losing the super bowl. For most European Leagues, the regular season is the season. There is usually a double round robin schedule where every team plays every other team home and away, and the team with the most points is declared champion. However, European Leagues will often have a separate competition during the season in the form of a single elimination tournament, which often involves all of the teams across all of the different leagues. These tournaments not only allow smaller teams a chance for greatness every year, but it adds more trophies. A team can win each season. The Football Association Cup in England has hundreds of teams from level ten all the way up to the Premier League which compete every year. Granted it's almost always a premier league team which wins but everyone still part of the event. This leads to some teams in some seasons who can win double trouble when they win multiple trophies in a single season. A tournament like this has been proposed for both baseball and basketball, but nothing has come of it yet. Before I end, I should make special note of Major League, soccer popular European Sport, but in a North American. League. Four of the five largest sports leagues in terms of revenue are in North America with only the English Premier League edging out the national. Hockey League surprisingly the MLS is now the seventh biggest professional soccer league in the world behind England Germany Italy Spain, France and Brazil. However unlike the other soccer leagues, it does not have a system of relegation and promotion nor do they have any desire to do so recent expansion franchises spent over a hundred billion dollars to buy into the MLS and don't WanNa get relegated to another league after that investment. However unlike other North American teams the MLS doesn't have a global monopoly talent. They do have a draft for American Canadian talent, but it doesn't mean much because those players can just go sign anywhere in the world if they want. In ten years the landscape could change dramatically if the MLS can get a major TV deal if they can even reach the same level as the National Hockey League, they would be larger than every other major soccer league in the world outside of the Premier League. Right. Now, the MLS is where good old players who played in Europe go to make money the last few years of their career, but it could soon be top players go in the prime of their career. Because the US and Canada don't have so many lower level soccer teams to divide fan loyalty and money. You could see the MLS becoming a major player in world club soccer in the not too distant future. Executive producer of everything everywhere. Daily is James McCulloch. Today's interview comes from to restore Terry who writes just the kind of concise engaging podcast. We can use for deeper knowledge and appreciation for the way the world is put together and to be more interesting conversationalist. Thanks Gary. Well thank you Theresa Terry and thank all of you leave your reviews over on apple podcast because it really really does. And to all of you who are supporting the show over on on.

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For Club or Country?

ESPN FC

26:29 min | 7 months ago

For Club or Country?

"Welcome to the latest edition. Espn AFC on. Thomas joined in the studio by Shaggy Hair. Slow and Stevie Nikko Wrong. Be with US shortly. Of course the big story. At the moment there is no soccer. Of course the corona virus still very much the main headline around the world. This is what's going on as it stands in our industry the Premier League FM. Sarah suspended so April third. Now the Premier League will meet on Thursday to discuss the seasons future. You eight suspended. Next week's Champions League and Europa League matches they are going to be on Tuesday to discuss stop possibility of postponing euro. Twenty Twenty Bundesliga suspense. This weekend's matches they're going to meet on Monday to decide whether or not to postpone until April. The Second League is suspended indefinitely. Lalita or the busiest suspended from next too much. Mls suspend season from the next thirty days. Let's welcome Julianne Laurent into the show chills. Let's talk about this meeting. The primarily are going to have on it Thursday. Obviously it's all conjecture the mon moment but what you expected for them to discuss. What conclusions do you think they'll reach so I think the conclusion won't be reached on on Thursday? I think there will be many more meetings many more debates on what to do next really doing you on Thursday. Because they want to wait for for today's meetings and knowing it'd be more what's going to happen with the euros with the Champions League and the European League and then from there take it from there basically between themselves and see what's the best option. What kind of direction you want to go to. Because obviously there's more than just one option more than just one scenario of what can happen next. For example we could play maybe any football between now and September like a few clubs seem to believe the season could resume. Maybe let's say in June and then we finish the season and the Champions League and the European League instead of playing the euros. We then we'd be moved to another date and in that case the season nineteen twenty finishes and then we start the next one. Maybe with a little delay. That's another option. Some clubs westbound is the first first one officially to announce that they would like the season to be completely null and void dates to may not basically nine hundred twenty. Didn't Count Never County. There's no champions relegation. There's no promotion. There's nothing and we go again next year with teams obviously Liverpool and a few others will be completely against us so you can expect a lot of debates off controversy arguments before we can reach a solution what will happen. Gills vote who decides it amongst primarily clubs where you would think that the twenty premier league clubs will have to vote for some sort of resolution and that the majority will will will win if you want to. Let's say crowned champion but this season stops here and the the top four the ones qualifying for the Champions League the three other one going down that kind of thing that you would need at least half of the clubs to vote for it and then the majority will win. And that's what we do. I think that would be the best way however more complicated than that. Because let's not forget. There's also love. Financial Implication in whatever is going to happen next because there's still a lot of games to be played home and away so you lose our money that TV rice will not be paid if those games are scheduled played a non television of sent the European competition so for some crab. There's a lot of money to lose their. At least not to be made so again you would have to take in consideration as well so I think if there's a resolution put on the table the clubs would vote for. There's a majority that could be accepted but he might even more complicated. We could go to third. We'll have to vote for a lot of things obviously because there's no protocol that's the big thing because nothing like this ever happened before. There's no protocol I mean. I think there was an example in Chile last season with the riots where the League was ended six gives before the end which maybe they could have a bit of inspiration from again. He's never never seen before so it'd be very hard to find a protocol it's interesting. You mentioned the financial implications from primary leaks perspective. Obviously there's a lot of discussion about the euro's and what's going to happen there. But on the Premier League in charge of their players in a sense that I tell you what when this resolves itself we are going to play this league until it ends. I don't care about the eurozone. I don't care about what commitments have internationally. Because we pay the wages of the players and therefore surely we can decide what we're going to do and kind of disregard for one. Yes you're right. And I believe the fifty-five Federation that will meet physically that we'd be together over the phone on Tuesday morning with you. That's what each of them will say. Hang on a minute are leagues. Have to have the priority here ahead of the euro's and ahead of whatever you want to do because like you said the bread and butter of all those players in the football really right now is the league's not not the European Championship. Where you know aren't only a few countries would be represented so I think that would be the sense from the club. Point of view you F- obviously try to negotiate the best way for them. You shoot understands and financially you're right there's also another point is very interesting what you do with financial fat play. Because let's say there's no Champions League games anymore or there's no there's no. There's no football left in this tour hang on a minute. What do I point my accounts? Then because it's not my if we miss our owned fifty sixty seventy million euros more than what we're going to have so we have to balance the book although we lost our money but not allow votes so you have to have an opinion on down saying okay you know what maybe next season financial fair play is voided. Because we can't. We can't try to balance the books and ask clubs to do that if they miss on some money. Because of controversy will be stupid to do that Karren Brady obviously coming out and making the point regarding her club Westtown. I wonder why it has to do with the fact that there are certain equal thought bomb. You think she was owner of Liverpool. She'd be saying the same thing. Absolutely no no. I think we can disregard what she said because of where she is. That is the main reason with regards to how you would like to say completed chain. I know it's all conjecture and we don't know how long this is going to be. And we're not being flippant about it but it's a discussion that people are having you have to have this week. Listen to just just professionally me would like to see games be played this league season. Come to some conclusion that says if I were playing I wish it in any position that Liverpool with her for instance. That's what I would want. I don't want to win my first title off two years and hasn't asterix next that all that being said I think somehow leaves have to figure out how they bring. This league season took conclusion because so much is at stake. A lot of juice juice spoke about how much it means it to to come to the top table until the financial fair. Play how much it means to clubs at the bottom of the of the of the table. Intimidating in the Premier League if your leisure West Brom you want to talk to the table you want to get promoted because of how much how much that means if you're sitting in between three and six hundred championship similarly also talking about in terms of financial fair play and UEFA Manchester City. Who as we said right before this became became an issue was suspended from next? Season's Champions League champions. They between knowing their season. What position does that leave them? In do they get to compete next season? Does he suspension starting in twenty twenty one? I just feel that there are so many unanswered questions that listen. This is unprecedented. Nobody could have anticipated this. But somehow you feel that you have to figure out a way to shoehorn. The end of this season in. She'll surely the only realistic thing to do is once we get over. The Corona virus has to be played. Oh yeah the games have to be played for the Premier League foster all the we own because that is the only fair way because if you do it any other way somebody is going to get very the challenge with that is will in which windows these games in on listeners. As much as I've said earlier this week that I felt that the euro be counseled. You have to move out of twenty twenty one but no today Shinzo Abby. The Prime Minister of Japan has come out and said the Olympics are going to go ahead as scheduled. I know that a little bit later on in the summer in August but does that no change the thinking of Yui for in terms of their hosting the euros in this I. It's such a fluid said interest if you play. Scotland and Liverpool and Liverpool said. Look we're not GonNa let you go to Europe because we want you to stay him. Make a stand and we're going to finish the season with absolutely their bread and butter. The domestic leagues run the world. Are We found more important? The new euros Aretha nells. It has to be bread and bought why soon I don't think we we get to that. I think this has to be in concert. Everybody has to agree on what's done on wind because of the implications and as much as yet we're talking about on the euro's here but UFO also the head body in terms of the Champions League and if we talk using Liverpool as the example. How do you say to somebody well? You can't represent a club even though understand the position that Liverpool Ltd hypothetically. Because you're on the cusp of finishing the Champions League so you put that in jeopardy for a European competition everybody every single domestic league and we have to agree on a solution. I think the easiest solution would be just to move the needle because but ended the most of most of the top players certainly the premier league top leagues around the world. Pleasure only getting four or five weeks holiday anyway as this takes four or five weeks to. Oh thank you forget you lose and then you just have to start the league again. Once you've finished the last season Joel just quickly always meeting is on shoes. Say to it will be canceled. I think would be moved to the summer. Twenty twenty one actually had just said and I think instead of that Thomas Routes we would finish the League's finished Champions League and the European League which should not take that long to be the only problem and I think we need to get prepared for the worst is with the problem is the meeting on Thursday is when virus would stop and when people scientists and doctors we said okay now we can go out and play again enough crops and of these and I was on the point is that could be for all. We know in September or October so I think we need to get prepared for that worst but you could also get better sooner and then we hopefully on time to finish all those games and then have a bit of holidays and then start again. The maybe in September or October. Of course we'll be here every day to bring you all the latest as and when it breaks regarding any decisions on the future of football because of the Corona Virus. It being a war and it'd been a long time coming. Ps cheap place in the quarter-finals last week after that dramatic victory against Borussia Dortmund in Paris. For saying they failed to do on the last three occasions in Europe Junior Laurent. Obviously we love before that you were unveiled. So how did you follow this? How did you react to this with? Ups G ways Had the on the ipod in the press box and obviously when name ask the first goal I I went mad and I got up like this and celebrate it and then it was ten years unfit people in turning around the journalists behind knew what was happening. But the the we're looking like that. Why is he doing here? There's not even a chance or something like that but thoroughly enjoyed our night not so much for Liverpool bird watching peers and winning with sweets. We have frank leboeuf eating some humble pie when it came to Neymar. Imagineering being the only one over the last few days. Yeah that's right and I think it's not so much the performance that because I think we we expect. There was expectation for him to deliver finally. Let's not forget that the last seasons never played the last sixteen second-leg because he was injured in both games against united season and against from Madrid. This season before these time he was there and and I think the club. The his teammates defines wanted him to find the time in in many respects. But he's also the pastor that he showed the commune with the players and also with the fun that the end does show die. You know he likes to claim lives alleged being. I think that was a lot of people. Maybe didn't really believe it before the game or that you could do that. I would feel that way. They qualified and everybody knows that I haven't won anything. He's not sixteen bashing these games especially for him. It meant a lot for him because what happened the last season because what people have been saying about him jobs. Where does this come from taking three years? And we'll see in. Oh He loves Kovno and he really thinks he's teammates no and he's really having fun now and he's really precision. Though and he's taking three years was brought this change on all of a sudden. You're right I mean I don't know why because I should have never been like. This should not have been something that made him change that way. I think from the day he wanted to leave sign. Let's not forget he was the he's the one who called to say. I want to come to you. It's not it's not the other Iran so he initiated that move and then he got any was not happy or Paris was not good enough for the weather is not good enough. The nightclubs are not good enough or the League is not good enough and this and there was always something and then obviously you go into the first season second season. Same story again then. He tried to move and try to leave in the summer. And now the knee piracy's much better. The city's much he's having more fun. People are nicer with him and that kind of thing. I don't really know what the turning while he seems genuinely happy and a couple of weeks when the Wooden Blues Awfully Atlantique to the left it might change again. Brings it with right by change again and Don would go if you win. We love you. If it's always football finds its him if he wins and your goal so me me me. I'm Mina lie when it goes wrong. Anita here I'm not not surprise. You listen fixable funds are are you planning to that and I think that's exactly what they must do it at Joe's something of course which calls grab the headlines. Upset some with the celebrations afterwards. Mimicking erling Harland's Buddhist celebration. What do you make of the criticism? I understand I understand it. I think that this is Paul more than football now. That's what people do. Let's not forget. I think people have forgotten what happened after the first leg. And why the Bush? I don't mean players. Sporting director or former players like locks reconvene does what they did accelerate sell poor photo on social media saying the referee with him with with the two fingers ideas and said when the referee me how many goals Holland scored against PhD student. In ha ha ha. That's funny so they did the same did trump PhD after. They beat them in the first leg. So don't tell me that you can't expect to be toward yourself if you lose the second leg and if you get knocked out because that's what you did enrich after the first leg said. Oh in the quarter-finals. I want to play you. Venter's hang on what quarter-finalist you've gone on the game to playmate this over and then last weekend saying Oh. We don't buy superstar. We make them well. You can make them next season in the trump and his big made because that is the next question of. What's coming so unprepared before if you troll get ready to get through if you lose the Knicks game. That's the way it is mostly being buckets. Go if he can take exactly what dominant gave and then they don't like it when they get up on it. I'm because they are going to reaction but I I did all this numb. I just didn't follow it and I'm you know porgies for that but here in the explanation normal for it okay. Well let's remind you of how things look regarding the old champions kicks off again. Ps She third favorite's five to one of the city via Munich Channel Shack and is paper aeroplane yesterday dot says well you know. I think be quite good given the reach where you reach and put it in Games. Total has been done good by five rights. It's time for some of your questions. Thank you as always for your tweets is Holland against Zimbabwe. The new rivalry. There was a little trolling between the two during the Champions League. Tie chills when I hear about this. You know I mean before during the show. I didn't get angry. I just explained the facts and someone like psycho closely for example. That was funny useful. So it's a good question. Did Go Rachel's in don't believe Holland's Holland and bugbear could be the next Jewelry if you want for for best player in the world would be decreased. Mitzi kind of Robin reacting that could be something in that job wrote something about a few weeks ago as well. And if you think about it I think both of them will leave their current. Let's go to something bigger and I wouldn't be surprised if I someone Madrid and the other one at buffalo nine. Then we would dobbs silver remake of the two point zero version of the Christina macy rapport with that rivalries. Like that in your days for us as it's supposed to mess you are now one for my generation what we've seen so much. Your genitals grew up to us. Fifty five doesn't count off it wasn't it wasn't as it wasn't as Bill Alpin as can make sure as to the right part of the problem people desperate to grab on something that may or may not be US pretty much every day. Yeah yeah I I think. Think the rivalries between clubs and it was just about clubs know all of a sudden it's become about individuals which for somebody in my age bracket it's tough to understand managers as well against Keegan S. That was just one or two seasons long thing now. It's just been more than players. Yeah clubs pretty was once. He's Jewish Richard. Copy Neymars Pink Haircut. If a guaranteed pants she the Champions League win hundred percent. I can do the show in my pants as well like that. We know what you're saying. The company keeping triple A. Companies. Do this show. I'm just saying I mean I mean you can just imagine the buddy. We know it would look good still we can. We can happily. I'm happy to agree if PG win the championship close on. Would you like to see Stevie do these just as pontiff at the CHAKA BLASCO tests? Dagan Ruth I'm selling in test. I expedition. You give me ill. I'd give you my answer expansion. No would you take the Liverpool team? Who If so who? Who's replacing lost? I'm you said you would have Madison. Were now them in the summer? No nine never said that. So there's a surprise trophy all kinds of Tony. The the question was which one of the three would go if you had this yes I think you'd have to have to give you the same on so when Brennan Financial Madison. Who YOU'RE TAKING RULES. London's Oh okay. Wow we've been onto house. Tv's CDs wouldn't just smile and you see you cannot be mixed but you see now in six months time. I would say to you. You said You'd have one out go to six months time addictive future staving stocked up on crisps and mints. No get Nicholas when the hose. That's all which could be good for the New Orleans. Give up making up wait another is there another say the Times completely is gone. Did you to help us. And they say that again anymore. Why not visit just feed them right now. I could get Liam. Yes get them in the break logic absolutely spot on lonely. Stevie what's more important centreback so goalkeeper? I guess I said tough one because you cannot go. You could argue the Grease. A buck can stop the goalkeeper. Even being involved. You could see that golden makes a mistake skokie bus. Everybody knows everybody know. Well not so. Who's more important to live collison? Yvonne Dake you go off up in June. Yes Champions League then you have to see allison but then. Here's my argument. I just feel that good then. The goalkeeper doesn't become involved and then again bundy wars plans goalkeeper did become involved. I love getting through all the people listening to Van. Line yes similar. Tv Like could Stephen Thank you? Joe took a long where that before saying I listened with better than Van Dyke but yeah go for good keeping final question so should have been through the balance. That does a very good question. Should wait any questions. Enquiring minds. Not Quite on the door. Underrated shocker. Very underrated underappreciated. Yes we'll shack is being questioned. We'll shock bid ever reappear all donate. So I don't think I grew it because and cut me like you know it'd be nice. Remember used to have a little bit less. Look I'll tell you what we need. We need to Sir. The reason I'm long producer. Today he just goes off Jill's. He's Rodney on the facial hair. Zoos have you know I mean. Look this pretty face. You don't you you know it has to stay. Can you come? You don't WanNa Josue minus and then then when I started. I was telling Y'all when I started growing it said picking more grim. Abi It again again. Stunned up a pretty someone's asking about manscaping is not doing Z. Written champions laws rents go tomorrow.

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Roger Bennett (Men In Blazers) on the Return of the Premier League

ESPN FC

29:14 min | 4 months ago

Roger Bennett (Men In Blazers) on the Return of the Premier League

"Football pack. If it'd be obviously for some reasons completely different but you. Can still make it really really special. We stadium, you will be at home. I can promise. You will feel you support. Stay safe. We are still with you and. You'll never walk alone. That was liberal FC Manager Jergen Klopp in a message released yesterday that will bring a tear, not just the eyes of his supporters, but dare I say anyone who cares about the most popular sports league in the world. That's right folks after a three-month hiatus. The English Premier League is back today. Roger Bennett from men in blazers fills us in on these frantic few remaining weeks. So grab a pint and US phrase sub optimal tour of English soccer. I'm sorry English football. I mean it comes. It's Wednesday June seventeenth. This is ESPN daily. Presented by marathon. Roger. Alameda Kim's are you relieved? Your any skin daily and not my NFL pod talking about your beloved quarterback, Mitch Trubisky You Know God Love Mitch. trubisky is an incredible pressure to be knowing that your whole life is just destined to pan out to become the answer to a trivia question in about ten years who was taken ahead of Deshaun, Watson Patrick Mahomes. Roger Bennett Long Suffering Bears Fan, he's also the CO host of men in Blazers on the NBC. Sports Network and the men in Blazers podcast by just braced for him to end up with the Green Bay packers, leading them on a fourth quarter drive two feet, my beloved children. And I can't wait for that movement. They'll probably deserve it. And we're not talking about bears football today. The wait is over the English premier league. The most Popular Sports League in the world is back after a one hundred day hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Roger I'm sure you've been getting your fix from Bundesliga, but I have to imagine the return of English. Soccer is hitting a little different for you. One hundred days feels like one hundred years to be candid. I've been staring at squirrels running up trees in the park and feeling the adrenaline burst of a run through midfield, watching raindrops charge down my window and feeling just an incredible wing-play into play of missed from the primarily, but yes, it's back today with its global ratings. I mean in Britain for much of Europe for much of the rest of the world outside of the United States. It's kind of a seismic as the NFL. And the NBA rolled into with the Pantheon of heroes and villains to moments of glorious ecstasy, searing dispath fuse with dodgy haircuts snack tattoos. One hundred days off. When are going to have ninety two games scattered almost daily over the next couple of weeks. It's coming back because we love it because we miss it. It's coming back for. Hard news commercial reasons ultimately to an economic decision. It's going to come back in Ghost game situation where it's fabulous. It's going to be different. The lack of an audience will have an impact on the football. We watched, but most importantly it is going to be good enough. It's GonNa be great enough to connect us to a ruling global conversation, and that's ultimately I think. Think. We will miss about sports as our calling them ghost games. I hadn't heard that got left the Germans. They have a name for everything lay. They call them. Guy Bela and that is what they will be Sam. darnold knows a thing or two about those back to English premier league, so we hit positive with most of the season done with exception of Liverpool they're. They're still to be decided the top half of the table. Seven teams vying for five spots determine who will qualify for champions. League and Europa League. which for those who don't know are the midseason. European tournaments to be held next year. Roger Liverpool have clinched Champions League spot Manchester City has of course been banned from Champions League for Breaking Financial Fair play rules so that. That spot remains open despite city being second in the League right now arsenal wolves Chelsea Menu Lester Tottenham Sheffield all in the mix. What are you expecting to see from the top of the table? When the race for Champions League qualification, which is a bit like football's march madness, it's big tournament in which the best teams in the world you're rail. Madrid your boss Alana's. Para Sanjay, Manziel by Munich's compete all. Big English teams won't be in that for brand reasons for competitive reasons for commercial reasons and is. And completely wide open at the bottom of the table. All say English football has some Incorr- ellegation, which is if you watch game of thrones. It's a bit like the moon door. Teams get flung through that in baseball, the worst teams every year like the Orioles in the mall, in which is flung out of the major leagues, the mooted, and in that place. We had the Tulsa drillers around. Around Rook, express and that is it's a searing. It is a haunting a savage palm of the global football tradition, and you have six teams at the bottom who are fighting to avoid what can be economically devastating their revenue roughly hauls flung out. The Premier League is savage for the fan base. One Minute. You are watching your team. Take to the glamorous fields. Manchester United and Arsenal the next. Round Brentford Luton Barnsley barring a miracle? The Jewish using Norwich which canaries will disappear, but there's five teams Aston. Villa Bouma th what furred and West Ham amongst them. Two of which will go with them for the Big Story Line Meena is Liverpool. Football Club American owned Little Football Club owned by the Boston Red SOx owners F, S J and their yearning they're dreaming of a return to greatness that was once titletown by when I was a kid growing up in Liverpool. They are just six points away from lending the title. The Dream Dove than that is the great storyline of the season. On that note. This Sunday. The team that you root for I'm sorry I'm getting a producer. This side you support. Everton. We'll be squaring off against Liverpool. They are twenty five points clear off the other teams in the League and there's possibility they can clinch the title at Goodison Park Against Your beloved Everton on Sunday paint a picture of that rivalry. So I grew up in Liverpool. Many of you that city because of the Beatles, but it is light. Football is everything in that city a little bit like high? School basketball in Indiana. Texas High School Football. This two teams in my city. There's Liverpool who when I grew up in the one thousand nine hundred one titles only we've expectation. And then there's Everton. Say this Yankees Everton the mets there's. Alabama Everton of the Auburn Ca God War Eagle. and. They've met so many times throughout my life and it's always a day where. Your hopes Roy's before kickoff, and inevitably from an Everton perspective. U. N. nineteen minutes later, just devastated with the distant cousin of hopes that shattered. An example of Adobe Game Everton versus Liverpool two thousand, eighteen, zero, zero, the seconds ticking away, and then in the ninety six minute there was a double. Double doing. Yes Chicago Bass fans. It was one. That you? Will understand just how chassis you could be. The ball bounced off the crossbar, and then off the shoulder of third strike at Riga into the net. Past. The past. Liverpool somehow managed to pull out victory even against every percentage possibility. That will probably happen at this game. The game is even more heightened because for the first time in thirty years liberal, a chance of winning the League on the turf that Roach rival rubbing in our faces. I have John. Oliver came on our shave this week. He's a massive Liverpool Fan who is delighted over the years in just mocking may the riding May. And he predicted then in the ninety six minute of this game, it will remain zero zero. The ball will bounce off the crossbar. DEVOTCHKA region will be right there it will. It will bounce off. His left. Testicle is John said is weaker testicle. There's absolutely no way I would rather. than. Go goes in off. A RIG is left testicle. Out If you. Testicle that's dominant tested. and. That is how Liverpool? The title of that say sound game of thrones. And when a double down on making you feel the pain here as you mentioned Liverpool and your club, they've been sensational all season. What's impressed you the most about them? You can Clo- is a remarkable human being. He's a Liverpool manager. was on share. A couple of weeks again called him the single greatest. Man Motivator in professional sports right now. He's like Chew Tony Cab. He's a giant human being. Jim Harbaugh back in the day when Jim harbaugh was Jim hobos Jim Jim Harbaugh he just. Ask vasant conduct a between Liverpool's delirious fans, and that play as and he just brings the emotion of the game together. It's not important. What you've done in the past, it's not even important what you can do in the future. It's only important what you can do in this specific moment. Run for your life fight for your life. Play football the best way you can and help each other whatever you need. He's a tactical specialist. He does buccaneering football. His team's attacking German Geoghegan passing, which means just to absolutely fling yourself relentlessly breathlessly against your opponents. He has made this team just a nonstop frenzied, attacking sheer force of will collective, the most selfless team ever seen believe these words are coming out of my mouth. I meant to despise. Liverpool and Mentor despise you can club the last time I interviewed him. I said to him. Is winning the most important thing, and he did not have to wait a beat, and you never get this answer for me. Professional coach in English. Boy said absolutely it's not. He said Wall. Somebody matters is how you live your life. I'm what's probably most impressive is he's lived his values. He's not changed at all in transforming this team into the greatest football club in the world right now, and it's even though I'm a horrific human. Being mentored despise everything that Liverpool. David even I can't help but admire them. This is going to be really exciting. It's also going to be really intense because most of these teams have to play about nine games in forty days. What is it going to take for these teams to play quality soccer of this condense stretch of time? The football is going to be different. The home field advantage is. The adrenalin of crowd induced mania, transferring itself to the play. Heads has absolutely gone. We've had Larry Nance Junior. Come on our show. He's an avid premier league football fan. He's been watching the Bundesliga and he realized when the NBA does, come back. There's going to be few appoint scored per game in the NBA in the same way Brendan. McCarthy, another avid football fan predicted if major league baseball comes back then the fastball. fastball will lose two to three miles an hour, just interaction between the needle of the crowd in the same way you see him in the football, there's An adrenaline fuelled Pov. The the plans decision. Making that is gone. There's also I should say less planting. You know when they have thousands of fans screaming every move. Everything is over done every reaction to the referee. Every reaction to amiss that playing in an. Empty Stadium and they just kind of get on with the game. The game is quick. The Bulls in play more. There's less of the kind of Telenovela aspect to the sport. But I will say when I watched the Bundesliga for the first time. The first attack where eighteen combined with just lascivious interplay to break down the other teams, defensive bat line with incredible cunning women, credible guile Abbott God flicks kicks tricks for a sublime finish. Set my heart. Beating triple lost the team. Play the joy, the one that the sound of the ball hitting the net. So much of what attracts us to top flight football top-flight sports was there. And I will say whatever it is. It's going to be good enough. I am hoping for some lascivious interplay which I don't think children should be watching that, but after the break, let's talk about how the EPL is approaching the health and safety side of things which we have not mentioned God until now. Courage? So, Roger, the Premier League has, as you have mentioned the German model to look to as they've set up a plan to return what sort of precautions on and off the field I'm sorry producer again. The pitch have been put in place to allow soccer to return to England. I should say an answering this some. It's completely obviously. Sports ultimately is just a mirror to the society that surrounded and Jim Football was able to come back I. Because Jimmy's approach to the pandemic was so strategic from the very beginning that testing that contact tracing the level of fatality was so low until the Bundesliga was able to come back wave, incredibly detailed health protocols in terms of how they handle the quarantine before the Games and the testing for that play is. The Premier League is more of a leap into the unknown I mean member Britain is the country that gave the wool brexit and their response to pandemic I'm not a medical expert, but I I've finally on the slightly chaotic, and so a lot of what the Premier League is doing is trying to learn. From the Bundesliga Spanish football into, say humanitarian football, which is also coming back. They've released their final match. They health protocols, and the pretty fascinating to read sterilize bulls sterilize corner flags. ballboys boggles the bad news. Handshaking is going to be banned before the game, the really bad news spitting and the clearing of nostrils on the field all save prohibited if you only tune in for the SNOT, rocket. Love your listeners. Probably you're going to be disappointed. The celebrations are also going to be a little more muted, so they're all going to be. Health protocols has a Lotta testing every single plag-. It's tested twice a week. Every raft results comes out of that testing where it's zero positive tests, one positive test and there's a huge huge sigh of relief with every wave of tests that comes out. That is the the medical context that will allow football to come back, and whether it will maintain at this level for the whole rest of the season remains to be seen. Roger on Monday. We spoke with our Brian windhorst about some of the concerns that NBA players have about returning including health and safety, but also distracting from activism, happening in the US right now really around the world by the way, because as you know the killing of George, Floyd and the ensuing protests have been an international story for their opening fixtures. Premier League teams are expected to have the words. Words black lives matter embroidered across their jerseys rather than player names. It's speculated that some players might take knee on the field now. This is a sport that has been marred by racist incidents. Racist chance signs can be seen at soccer matches at all levels around the world. That history in mind. What does it mean to you to see? The League and its players take this type of action. It's incredibly moving Meena I grew up watching football in the nineteen eighty s where there were hardly any black players at all football was just a bastion of. Everything that is wrong with humanity was just a place that tribal place where it was totally socially acceptable to vent every. Iota of anger that built up during the working week, and secondly Britain has had. So many racist incidents in the modern period and football has to a large degree remained oblivious. It's a commercial once the primarily, and they've worked incredibly hard and ways that many listeners will recognize from the NFL to almost create a bubble in which political realities do no end up and so. So the opening weekend the plate to see play as replace the names on the back of jerseys with black lives, matter each of the will, instead of their names have black lives matter. The Bundesliga is led the way in this anyone who's what's the Bundesliga? The past two weeks at a a it's a remarkable moment to watch these footballers always none of whom are actually from America nail in the center circle, the coaches all taken they in the coaching books the referees, even now. The match officials taking the with them. And is remarkable to see these human beings. Who Come from Africa from Asia from across Europe South America almost none of whom have A. Connection, to the United States who my citizenship perspective have all been so deeply move by the protests test self by George fluids murder. It's remarkable for me to watch personally and professionally to have lived through countless moments of racial social cultural political discord, in Britain always have none of it impactful to see it now. It's a remarkable moment, but it has to be. It has to be more than just lip service. You know it's one thing taking a knee, but primarily football global football in many ways at the coaching level. Primarily there's not a single black coach. The board level is similar. The administrative level is. Incredibly white and there's a player Raheem Sterling Twenty Five Year Old Star for Manchester City in England born in Kingston Jamaica. And he's been incredibly vocal. In this moment, he said forty percent of the League is black. How will the new black coaches? How do great black players navigate hailed as the second? They retired to be management material. Instead he's talked about the stereotypes which hamper black players in England that we're lazy lacking, encourage that we don't have leadership material. And he said the soul searching the English primarily British football. Let European football in launch today. That doesn't occur that it will be new. It certainly sounds like there are a lot of parallels with American football everything you're describing you could use a lot of that same language to describe football here. Is there a tradition of athlete activism and soccer? Since the days of David Beckham. English football fuse pop culture with athletic wonder, and there's always been perceived to be more about lads on the Lash de Ronaldo Smashes Alum Bikini into the side of a bridge gets out walks away goes to the Lamborghini dealership buys himself another one. Isn't he? Amazing, that's more the common parlance, and there is a remarkable moment in this pandemic and this movement in England of the black lives. Matter Movement where a number of the players have gone out into the streets and join. The protests led the protests. Play, Marcus Rashford, young England, strike, Manchester United Star who is useless movement to start to campaign against childhood, hunger and again two three years ago, football players did get involved in social issues. They would certainly not going anywhere near the political issues of the day, but Marcus Rashford. Is this time the three months to on a daily basis campaign against child hunger raise millions to feed. Feed low income individuals at risk. He's done it beautifully. He's been an incredible. Hey, Ray, when there is a chance coming out this dog, so there is a small light is that we're seeing a rise a new price to tell you of what a elite professional football in Britain in the primarily could light and hang more more more. That's going to be the premier. League's future. Before we wrap. I do want to talk about the most important player in the world, my favorite player. Tottenham son, young men, who recently completed three weeks of mandatory military service with the Marine Corps in South Korea scoring ten out of ten on the shooting range, finishing at the top of all one hundred fifty seven trainees in his class, he was one of five to receive a prize for top performance at his graduation ceremony. I mean what can't he do? Roger is son, the greatest football player and earth or just the greatest Korean football player on earth. Why it just football. Human. People that's really the bay were having. Human in the world, and we can have a serious thirty minute cost just on that topic. He's A. He's a remarkable human being. He is a fantastic attacking player. Who plays the game with? Just they? Just they Julius Swagger. Yeah. He used his time to complete. His military service says okay. South Korean men mistake by the age of twenty eight, you went to Marine Corps boot camp in the southern island of Jj, and it was amazing. What Jim we've all the photographs. Hayes Sony in a gas mask. Kiss Tony Winning an award. He deserves every success. Tottenham. Another story, a complicated story. The manager, the the made them left this season, and was replaced by Dov vader character marina an incredible I, mean just they incredible Hilton an incredibly joyous football club, and whether they will sneak into the final four. We'll find out a agree. Indicated will be one of the Glamour Games at this weekend. They play Manchester. United another team that a chasing glory, and that will be one to watch over the weekend to Kim. I never thought I'd heard Jj island mentioned on? ESPN daily where my family used to vacation. So NBC sports will be airing premier league matches on thirty five of the next forty days starting today Roger. Let's wrap it up to the American audience who has not watch much of the Premier League? What are they in for? You in for a glimpse at the future of sports in the medium-term Ghost Games. Finalists spectacle, and I think it's GonNa. Be Fascinating for this first weekend to watch the primarily the Glue Globes favor sporting endeavor adjust to this new challenging reality of pandemic sports. They're going to have a sports piping in crowd noise. It's going to be like an Atlanta Falcons. Home Game. With the fake sounds. In Spanish football, they've tried to have fake crowds. Special Effects dropped into the stadium looks a bit like Sean. All say that one is a work in progress. Football kicking back in again is a step back to normality, even though it's not going to be normal at all, and it never will be again. For bullets themselves. They can't where they're sick of juggling toilet rolls in their own homes doing keep Yuppie videos. They're sick of doing tiktok where. That do wouldn't eighty dances up the stairs to nowhere in these football is speaking to them. They cannot wait for this moment. More than than thing to watch. Liverpool Football Club. Hey have. Full and so far off the pace of global football over the past thirty years, and have American owners come in from Boston. When they win that first title and they win win the first Hartland. They deserve to win the first idol team Ben. Of the Wolseley. That will be a remarkable to me. A remarkable, American sporting achievement Meena will be like the Boston Red Sox winning in two thousand four, but with the whole world. Thank you so much good luck to you this weekend. Multiples a tingling. SPEED CARRIAGE Oh what a what a vision to go out on. Coming up. How the return of hockey is affecting players rosters at their own homes. here's another story I want you to know. Earlier this week, I talked to Brian. windhorst about the various obstacles standing in the way of a possible NBA restart, and the various concerns being espoused by players. One of which included family planning because Brian informed us. NBA players often target the off. Season is a time to have a baby. Learn something new every day. ANYWAYS, it turns out that the NBA isn't the only league with this practice. Our Own Greg wishes ski wrote a piece about any players and their partners having similar issues with scheduling surrounding their league's return. For example Vancouver Connects Defenseman Jordi, Ben and his Fiancee Jessica's due date is July twenty fourth. A date they previously thought was conflict-free. Except the NHL Restart states at training camps might open on July tenth with the twenty four team postseason tournament beginning at the end of the month Ben is committed to being present for the birth of his child, but now he faces a challenge potentially crossing international borders to do so. He and his fiancee live Dallas during the off season, but once he gets back to Canada he'll have to quarantine for fourteen days. Since the NHL Return to play plan will have players based in hub cities. They won't be able to see their families and friends. Outside of those hubs limit potential risks of exposing themselves to Corona Virus, which means soon to be hockey. Dad's could be separated from the newest members their families for an extended time. It's just one of the many lesser known challenges surrounding the push to bring sports back. I mean at times, and this has been ESPN daily. I'll talk to you tomorrow.

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Men in Blazes 09/14/20: WGFOP: The Bald

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Men in Blazes 09/14/20: WGFOP: The Bald

"This is Rebecca Lowe will rebecca. If you listen to sub optimal radio and you on this thing to men in Blazers on the NBC sports network. Day. To Roach I'm we back yes. Forty eight days after Premier League Ball. Was Lost Caked and just twenty off the Champions League wrapped up the League we love rules back into life. Once again, I mean the plans belly at time to catch anything Coleman Boys Jones abroad I couldn't be more related because. As a will becomes chaotic and disorienting to a greater and greater extent, the more on the to marvel at the like today's transcendent giants the game. Katie Bay Virgil Van Dyke. Might deed for. You are the bomb to the anguish of our existence and on the first season. Cup overflow mostly with questions are no one's can Liverpool defend their title? What does a new thirty year wait stone now? He's hoping will. Mount a surging Hoodie Gin sees a long counter attack. Can. Have some build success simply by playing career mode? and WON'T BE BIGGER OPRAH'S goal. Of A dome, a trial race packs. Never bet against the packs and the joy of season Eve is that it's a one night of the year in which we can all dream sweep powerful borderline. Nature he dreams. Just make believe. It's GONNA be okay? Right Newcastle fans one day. There's no certainty to the league finishing this season. There's no sense it will hold up in the face of any winter fueled resurgence of Kuroda virus pledge to savor every second well we can let save a football with love an empath, a football fan them grounded rooted based on I'll take expressing radiating love and empathy. In places. The hate. The. parochialism. The division. And just the general skip bayless negatively so We owe it to ourselves leads fire it up with a team talk. This is the difference between. A. and. Of the. Guys. But the study of football. Teams of. Guys. So fucking out. Over nothing joe is the best Jay. Producer Jessica let's have the first thing of the season. Those. Spoil. That were made from. McDavitt of Chapel Hill Mighty North Carolina yes four six, four, five, zero, nine, four, seven, two, six, four, six, four, five, zero, nine, four, seven to call us leave as she questions and we will revel in their wonder. Question one producer Jona hey guys, this is ten from. Durham. North Carolina I support Aston Villa us. Smash teams and of course, North Carolina courage. Raj My question is I see it s villa in every going to have. The same front of the shirt sponsor this year because that means that villa season is already do all the best courage. GotTa, love you Tim. From Carolina lead start the season with the really big question that everyone in the world of football is assessing it by. Yes. Have attended Aston Villa with Kazoo twins a become that I always hate it when football teams in the same league share sandwiches the same template for that kid never mind the sponsor. It's so bloody the meaning the big teams they get tailored ooh design high concept storytelling jerseys. The also, Rans have the brand identity shoved into a single of the rack template to have the same sponsors in the same. Leigh. Feels even worse light. It's not a lot for you to take home. So you just have to take what's offered and it's it's blood the the meaning. Now, the teams have global brand sparkling across the funder. Jersey. We have disrupted car retail chains looking to pick up some. Jetson just get their name out there. Kazoo. which has learned on the loss pod. Happens to me. In Italian noise. I often think. Why Kahn the brands I truly love invest in football slow by this I watch. When you? Were poised to be taken over by the same Saudi regime that likes to journalists to death in embassies and I was like. Why Why not a force for good in the World Waffle House Wino- You waffle house with love it. If Everton's Jersey. Next season proclaimed waffle house Everton. Way SCAT. It's muddled and covered on the March to glory. Next Question Hey. Raj, this is Peter. Colleen. From Gilbert Arizona and I'm proud Liverpool full fan as I think had to the opening weekend I get a tingling of excitement. It's one of my favorite days of the year. I liked to start the morning off early is about four am Arizona Time? I love the quiet of the house. I, enjoy the coffee and all the pre-game commentary ahead of the day. And eventually a pint and a full English breakfast as I prepare for the Liverpool. Game. I, have a three year old who's excited to put on his kid and watch the game with me and a one and a half year old who's learning to read. San. And my question to you is of all the signings and transfers that have not happened. which team would most benefit from the freshness of appointing Have Lasso Courage and Peter La Zona Oh may you capture it? So truly the first day of any. League season is I can this amazing days in the year Veterans Day Memorial? Day Yom Kippur Independence Day Martin Luther King Day. Squads. That been refreshed new players have arrived. Everyone's got a fresh new act up the incline recently acquired neck tattoos family drawing. So Occasions football carry search a sense of collective anticipation such as hope, three, hundred, eighty games lay ahead of us like fresh. No. He cimino in voyage of discovery everything feels pure impossible. Yes. Rationally we know the primarily of Mini Leagues within the Wheels of Wales six teams battling for top four. Four for Mid Table Obscurity. The rest to avoid the moon door of relegation on the first day of the season all of us can suspend this belief. We can all just listen to our forest beating you know ribcages. shooing us that the team's new quad striker. Sure to hit the ground running short of Bang in twenty five league goals minimum. The injury prone play Mak- going to rise out resurrected half the season of his life. And that young lady from Benfica whose name we will never be able to pronounce will reveal himself to be the diamond in the rough on the season and the moment before the referee's whistle blows. One thing with prayer a bull is not been kicked dreams and not yet dashed. Half, a thing is possible. However that rational, not rational still news at US football is money game. No one showed that more than. Chelsea this off season two, hundred and fifty, six, million dollars splurge blood on real quality to Verna. Have A. SCIATIC chill well, one the last two. For the first weekend alone with y'all gave Silva tool, a marker of intent of challenge of challenge to your Liverpool. Lousy state. PAP did not sign the marquee name to replenish the squad and club. The guest on Monday Nights I. WanNa Blaze Television share with the season five thirty after the. Big Chelsea. Game. Clip always talked about mentality monsters team approved that they are that lend some. But they also to drew on that more than ever before he knows how hard is going to be to repeat when you speak to Liverpool's bathroom off the record they now And in terms of coaching, the real question is Chelsea. Last the Tottenham and Arsenal. New Manages all law season on which they are going to grow and build. And whose days visions will clamps. First Year honeymoon looking at Yubaraj bear here's a taste of Frank Lampard talking about the pressure, the weight of expectation the need for patients to. In the world that has no patients, Joseph, excite 'cause I'm not gonNa live with with what we feel a high level applied Claude at the same time. I. Also not what it takes to win from your legs and. That is apply on around when you look at the teams dominated racing years united. City. Die Our story. Is Sabrina few years in that around prices at different times in terms of recruitment in terms of coaching in terms of improvement mangams Lana. Training is related to the pitch. So it's not simple story that vise must win the league that doesn't want that why We hugged would improve at one high the white. I expect expectations Asia are in a different on a different level from large because of the different situation. Them we want to improve we're going to jump to. Next question the. Garage is Winston Reid live in La I am a die-hard Blues Fan go you Chelsea wanted to know what do you think of Christian Pulisic getting the number Ten Jersey is that's the most iconic moment for a American male soccer player in club football history and what do you think of his expectations how he sits in the new look lineup with team Oh and kayakers and number ten. At a big six premier league club, an American number ten low lot means everything. And nothing. It means a lot for commercial reasons for brands for instagram for twitter for social. The number ten days A. Number. But mostly in south. America. L. D. as you think of the Great Sedan Zico Delpierre because you have great a. Almost any number. And the thirty and in the Premier League lawyer. William Gallas, would the tenor astle and yes, had done this was he's number ten but so is your see Benny was mark us and what matters Is Much more important than a number more important than whatever symbolism you wanna read intake. Christian school ten times all season he chucked any eleven assists to and it was magnificent to witness. It was an talk to my Steve Kirk Golden State. Warriors. Coach. Liberal Fan Guest on Monday nights men in Blazers show and he can pet Christian to an NBA still it's wonderful. Take a listen. I can't claim to be the great historian US soccer. But also looks like he will become Lou Greatest American player of all time he is tremendous the run he had late in the season against Liverpool Ogden weaved through about four guys into the clear. And set a perfect cross it led tune assists. It was so beautiful. He killed him one hundred and fifty three seconds after entering the game. It's like an NBA point guard the way minds crevices of space. Yeah. Explodes into them to finish. The open-field speed ball handling he does look like a great NBA player in transition. So to me, the real issue is Christian proved lost year he most certainly belongs in the Premier League without a doubt one, my wildest dreams to be honest times he made it. All looks so easy. And in this his sophomore year in the primarily, he's gotta prove with his injury recco which has been on this they fragile and frightening. He's got a previous got the physical ability to take the field consistently to absorb the beating that opposing defenders sure to be get to dispense every game above all. The number ten thing doesn't increase the all comparisons to different players. To different teams. Make Christian chart is own path as Chelsea's creative force. The many seasons to come sting me up. W. G.. O.. P.. That was crab cats thing. But a very talented trae Jones and this is W.. P.. The bold cough me Roy now six, four, six, four, five, zero, nine, four, seventy, and it'll be your voice reveling in the football on the next podcast. Couple more questions Raj hello. This is Joey from Seattle sounders of course, a little rain welcome Roosevelt in Manchester United. What are you doing Roselle? All very confusing anyway covered how good Germans are coming up with words described things like spill for the Ghost Games two more I think you might find interesting one is to describe the FE gain while you're on lockdown and that's corona SPEC. which basically translates into. Covering a beacon and sits like. To describe you know, well, even his had the most sits flation permanently. Let's put it that way. anyways who do you think's GonNa, come back from this short primarily break with the most corona spec on their sits fleiss. Cheers. Jerry. Seattle God I could do some chicken right about out. Germans, have the best words. My favorite one, which is Komo Brac, which means Grief Bacon literally but. They use it to refer to the fact you all when you're getting over the end, the relationship or just tragic moment of sorrow evident fans you know Camo. Shrek. Very well, question Jerry hintze which players will return with dad bodes. The Real Madrid style but the truth is this has been so sure he would players by the chance to much is raise a double shock Berga to that Tanga. So. She worry. Too Little. Tomo. Low Ton to refresh to reenergize after chaos was project restart and I think This is going to be the story of the season the seasons compact the Games they're gonNA come fast. Then everyone ran the Saka and the season's going to be won by the players who have the power to enjoy tenaciously keep on growing. To avoid injury and. Sits flash in Yiddish, and she means perseverance or stain power the ability to say it and take it to enjoy. And I think that's going to be the Motif of this twenty twenty one season for the players. And the fish store more than anybody in Katie Bay. Talked about it beautifully, and honestly this challenge last week he talked about the shouted legs shattered minds at the players play who too. Often we forget a human and God love you back Prescott for speaking up more more players must be coming. KGB Did last week he urged his fellow players to be willing to take a break. Sometimes. He said it's better to have a week off combat refreshed and go and play through the physical pain. Will the mental todd this? That's what he said. Think mental strength mental perseverance, mental authenticity, and honesty being able to mit when it's enough to much. May well determine the outcome of this season's title. Even more than skill. One last question. In from Summerville South Carolina I am as. Of Problem Hotspur and FC Cincinnati and my question for you is you know we're we're about to start the next twenty, twenty, one permanently season. And after all of the businesses we've dealt with this test safer so so much. You looking forward to in terms of change. In the new season but we what we should all like you know strive to become better for in this new one. Thank you for everything courage and thank you for you question. Thank you for your context. Thank you for your perspective because. He allow me to put. All of my excitement, all of our anticipation, all of our. Joy that the Premier League is back into into perspective and yes, I am excited for football's return I. Really. Every ounce of energy and my being but today. Is knowing eleven the nineteen, th anniversary of one of the. Darkest days. In American history and authorities today with the families of the two, thousand, nine, hundred, and seventy seven. Who Lost Their lives made them memories be a blessing to them in terms of challenge in terms of one. And it's a reminder that the real world is what's important. Football does play a crucial role in that real world one that was summed up for me this week by the Golden Columbus Marina Hyde who captured in a season previously, which is cool too much perspective bring on the trivial luxury of the Premier League which includes a life truth about what the game provides for us. She said. Wait white to get really exercise by something that doesn't matter I comb wait to simply lavish way too much concern on some frippery I long to obsess over some obvious relevance like my life depended on. A year to. Put out by being seated next, it'll lose in a restaurant or pulled a TV show or rage by any of the nonsense I. Wait to be monumentally off about a borderline questionable red card. That's what football bring. Sure. Senate. It's true. Giddy relief and joy zing parallel universe that we can escape into from the dauntless have already been a truth. The US women's team goalkeeper Ashley Harris alluded to me in Las Wednesdays Budweiser Happy Hour. Finished by urging us not to stay put in life dig deep keep learning were her words and approach to the world that was summed up. By yogi cloth. Let's get back to him because in the interview that's going to run on. Monday nights, men, blazes show. I. Asked Him. How does that Blue Line came we bring such passion such joy such love to football. How does he feel energized when he's down because? We all have down's we do. All of us a- grappling in moments even Jurgen. No, but KLOPP. and. You can tell it with such wisdom teams managers. You can eat a lot of pie. This cannot fully raise an eyebrow the red just happened to have a man who can dispense life troops and I'm GonNa Leave You with Jurgen on the eve of the season. To which I hope we save every second and I should say before. I, let me reiterate how excited I am for the season's journey that lies ahead how we met in blazes has so grateful to walk that journey with all of you to experience all of the emotions, the thoughts, the one does the letdowns. To experience him with each other. It's not only an. Telling us a keep an crap together right now we love you all. We never take your reciprocal love for, and we really feel it keeping on dating with your emails, your tweets, your phone messages, your insights, your ideas, and we all day. We wish all of you know Mata which team you support a season of joy in which you make memories with your friends, your family you fellow supporters. That can lost a lifetime. Carriage I say this is an evident fan. You'll Liverpool have been a light in the darkness when the world is needed and you individually are the Master of passion and motivation this. Law Season. Surreal pause was more of a grueling ultra marathon than any that came before it when you find yourself tired and exhausted inevitably, what you do to reignite your own fire and keep burning for yourself. As. It helps it has most happy only exhausted entire the night and sometimes afternoon and lifetime. I, have another that. So I don't like energy to be honest. It's the things I do I love. It's easy to be motivated myself come in every day and work together with this place my whole life. I lost good football players maybe one reasonable it was I wasn't one. So worked together, waste insatiable and this group you now absolutely special and so it's easy for me. I don't like desire or Hash Energy. The reason is I am Christian and I think life is a gift and how you treat it's got a Christmas gift from you treated. With attention that's how I wish be. That's always human beings. We we have weaknesses but as long as motion stolen overcoming from time to time. I tried to be like this and that's what keeps me going.

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