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Is Neymar Enemy No. 1 at PSG?

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Is Neymar Enemy No. 1 at PSG?

"Welcome into lay sedition E._S._P._N.. F._C._A.. I'm Dan joined by shock and with a tie Steve Nicol with us today. We also welcome back from his vacation. Julianne Laurent is a good day to have you back Joel's because we saw Cape reporting but Neymar who never play again however the Brazilian walls training today with his team-mates seems to be in good spirits sharing jokes but right. Hey Joe is really when we never see him playing the P._S.. Gee Shirts again. We're we're know in in a month timed and that's the thing I I mean what we know for sure is nothing has changed since last week or the week before three weeks ago a month ago is that he wants to leave the club very happy happy to sell him to get rid of him and Barcelona where he wants to go back would like him back. The problem is right now. They have to work out if they can really afford them and how they can afford him and do they have to sell first before putting a bit in two g. for name on what kind of form that bid we'll take cash press. Chris players only cash only players whatever form but right now. There's nothing there's nothing that's not even a discussion a dialogue between the two clubs so right now name. He's a P._H._d.. Player were they were the polly's Bossa like you know. He's in China with the rest of the team for sure. There's I want to play for them again anymore. But he my off. There's no offers on the table and you see that Boston splashed the cash a lot already this summer it's working out of the accounts as to whether or not they can get name all through the door as well from a player's perspective. What's it like when you're in that situation where come out and says he wants to leave? How would you treat him? It depends on attitude is still professional and he's still given everything when you step on the field on intriguing then you don't really have a problem with a problem arises when somebody takes a foot off the gas has moping around making a miserable for everybody else then then it becomes a huge huge problem so this is this is all the professionalism of name all unfortunately half the problem and half the reason he wants to go back to Barcelona as because he hasn't been professional. That's half the problem so I'm not sure what we can expect. I would you train them. Shack getting everything he said it differently. I'll say that again in full agreement with which Steve as long as as his relationship with the other members of the room remains seem. I think that dynamic changes at all as much as this is making headlines is would news players within address. You're always dealing with something speculation about somebody. Coming in somebody going over to somebody not happy about a contract or renegotiating which oftentimes does not make back pages is never discussed an informed such as these but these are things that you deal with every single day and it just comes because parts and possibly job it's amazing Liverpool Apple recently of two similar situations with `continuing Suarez who wanted to go but were asked to stay another twelve months and nothing changed the performances. She's just as good. The relationship with the team was good relationship with the club so I can walk the just depends on the individual and Joe's you can say in yeah. Well certainly in those pictures that it's teammates. Okay with it. I G fans. He must be enemy number one at the moment isn't he. Yes that's the that's the <hes> the other problem in a way in these very complicated situation is because especially with these recent comments remember a few weeks ago when he said is best memory ever in football. Oh boy was the the famous Vermont with Basser not against P._S._G.. That obviously go down well with the Paris fans because they had humiliated defend down purpose I post yen said to to to show how much respect he has for the club and and make a point that he wanted to go and that was very much highlighting the point so dot also whether he needs to do some work to solve consolidate dates his relationship with the dressing room and Thomas to her with no now that the sporting director but probably the most work has to put in will be to re build relationship when she defines as well because right now is pretty much what bottom in an ideal world boss'll and we're of course continuing some money to pass sheets again name our but as Moondog Apple T._v. basically continue jam at the moment because no one is interested in Brazilian. This doesn't seem like it's going to move quickly individuals knowing that's not really true continue to be fair because low and other was said to us that Paris would be interested including if you come up with a bid I includes continue and money and another player so of of deal they will be there will be listening. They'll it'll be interesting for Bossa. Having moved told you so power is cone. Do Anything about continue because pirates will never buy continue just like this if they continuing. He's part of the name I did but if I don't know anything whether that's continue continual money on our money peers you can do anything about it so p._n._G.. Waiting they're waiting for Oh Boston to move but they're also saying to. At least there will be a point where let's semedo girls where we don't want to hear anything anymore because we would have to make a mind and then name. Are we stay if we can sell him so Boston. They are the one who have to move and they have to move pretty quickly. Now you still continue firsthand that his best leaving Liverpool are you surprised that people aren't long using that as more as an example is becoming fan no because almost good as your skin you know and he's been disappointed Barcelona. There's no question and clearly boss Alana I think of decided they want the money back so he's going to pay that money. It was overpriced stout worth and he's had to he's had tolerant. So why would anybody vote the way to offer silly money follow them and and certainly why would why within trying to get him on the cheap. That's what I don't understand. The the thing is when when continue move to to the camp no a couple of seasons ago dress out to me me mom moved on himself that through the entire transfer market into twitter disarray and everybody who moved out some the prices were inflated knows those things are settling back down unless it's unless you're talking about Nima messy or Renaldo things are finding some normalcy plus. He still a little bit inflated as they started off a couple of seasons ago but there's some normalcy I know absolutely right. Continue will not command that kind of price doc again. Even good continue on the trouble is not see the good container for a couple of seasons and it's of course a week today that the transfer window closes in the Premier League we keeping up today without and indeed all the transfer activity across Europe over on our transport transfer all on the website geico presents aches another voicemail from your roommate shepard. Heya pipers in the basement completely flooded anyway. I call for someone to fix it but in the meantime I was thinking we could finally have that Indoor Pool Party. We will always wanted. I got him coolest. Things already. Go and could you pick up some chips on your way home later. The GEICO Insurance Agency could help keep your personal property protected like if your roommate isn't the brightest pool float in the flooded basement visit geico dot com to see how easy it is to switch and save on Renter's insurance insurance too much while having meow the cover yes they do want to talk about what happened in the Ramlet Spurs semi final Gareth Bale of course there and apparently surprise surprise he was playing golf see if it's true what they're saying about bail playing golf while Madrid played Tottenham and you were able to confirm it. What does that bother you? Oh well. We'll see we'll see once we returned to Madrid. I'm not going to prevent anyone from doing anything. Every the individual has his own responsibilities as we'll see what he has done once we get back to Madrid it's also his personal life the he stayed back to train and I believe he's done that afterwards. We'll see them intellectual either more Sporran Asta so back at training today big deal depends if if he he hasn't traveled with the team because he's injured already has an Injuria then yes it's obsolete and it was a psychological thing wasn't it. I think that's why he said he in travel. That was the word that came out in the club that he was playing golf. Psychologically held got bailed and helps the club as well so don't have a problem with only reason is if he is at any certain of engineer at all as a complete know otherwise we're supposed to build anything out. Bill does know his is going to be news all doesn't do as as the case may be as long as he's in Madrid in agreement with the club and they know that and on the circumstances as important show it isn't that he's in Joey can't do shit certain things and what he does with his private times up to chills someone who knows the Dan well. How do you think he's feeling internally about having to continuously answer questions about Gareth Bale? I think there's a lot of frustration for for Zindedine to keeping US some question bad and also the debate situation moving. I think it was very clear when he came back and especially at the start of the summer transfer market open the he won't bail able to be sold to to leave Rome Madrid and still not the case and I think the problem does it on House with him is that sedan wants a very good dressing room where everybody gets on everybody's passionate everybody solve mentality there and got his bed right now <music>. I'm not sure if mentally he's really in the right place to be a member of dressing room. I'm not sure right now. He really wants to play football. I'm not sure he really wants to be competitive and there's a question mark over where he's mine. Really is right now and nothing. That's the problem and the fighters you down in bed. Don't talk I think the fact that Ah Jonathan Bonnet Bays agent don't talk either. He's In England in time and it's really hard to see now where Baid is going to go and if he doesn't go anywhere then he would be a season where he's not gonNA play. All Jews choose more male in a moment shirt robson on the show as a couple of times said he thinks Saddam will be gone in a couple of months. Maybe not because it will get sat. Maybe we'll just walk away. I just have have enough of all of this. He wanted poor pauper. He wanted bail gone. He wanted family has gone. He's working with a squad of players that you didn't necessarily want to inherits. Could you foresee that actually happened because Dan we've seen him walk away before obviously under much better circumstances but do you think that could happen once again. If we see a bad start to the season I don't. I don't think so personally because if you look at the signings pretty much all of them as you dance I mean fellow Mendy is Dan's ends he wanted. He wanted Yovich. Go Yovich. This is very much his squad and I think Hamas would rigors is gonNA leave and whether bad stays or not is he doesn't. He doesn't care if he stays then he's never going to play so that's not going to be a proponent for Sudan. Put by the last one of the list I give Frontino Peres that he really wanted so he doesn't believe that could happen and we saw a tiny Brahima which who's also a kind of viola like pulp Akhbar coming out and saying we've talked about this. I want to be somewhere you should go. You should and clearly you. Could I think in terms of media work DOC MINNEOLA and all these people are going to be very very strongly the next few weeks now to try to make the deal of Polk but remedied happen whether that will happen to know the different the different matter but I think he doesn't believe that pullback can can can be remedied player at the end of the summer and then he will have executive squad they wanted when he joined when when he came back in March meanwhile former manager John Toshack has some things to say about day before we show the let's see the brilliant headlines but insult to Spain. We thought about tall goes ballistic enlisted ball slams Gareth. Is We have to say come out and cower. Doing interviews speak yourself. You've been there six or seven years now. You don't speak the language wage. That's an insult to the people you are working for music to round. Madrid fans is of course they've been pleading for battle to speak out for years years. You Make Stevie to be honest if I'm got bill. I'm not seen award. Either you know the truth is got. Bill hasn't move anywhere because of the money no any player who comes out and says I'm not going anywhere because the money is going to get lambasted. I everybody so God wheel. Actually whether you like nor is doing the right thing by keeping nuts yup but the fact that doesn't speak Spanish. Does it really make a difference if he was successful and banging in thirty goals a season. No can't no one would give day. Nobody would nobody would but at the same time if the language. I agree with talking to him saying that it you then feel as a fun you feel a little bit slighted Kunai Guerra for example how many times he had him speak English. How many times have you done but the point is about goals announcement point. If you're bagging and goes you can get away with a lot more when you not on. You'd would no longer in that honeymoon period. You're not contributing as as you are. Then fast pick up on anything to to have fought with or to find fault with not being able to speak the language again for me player who quite clearly doesn't seem all that bothered about contribution to the club again. It's just another thing that rose the wrong way finally jobs because I think you're going again soon. Maybe even tomorrow enjoy I know what's going on when when it comes to the close of the Premier League transfer window next week Gareth fail any chance he could move to anywhere in England. No are you sure taking gab five minutes to actual time on on Youtube as always yesterday's extra time a little feisty being shown a check it out. Steve Nicol forgetting what you said perform eight matches for you on Saturday night. One of the big ones no doubt the inform New England Revolution of course flying under Bruce Arena taking on L. A._F._C. Game at seven thirty eastern M._l._S. salsas in action in an annual match up this time round against Athletico Madrid rain delayed the starts and they should be the best chance of the Game Brilliant Save Nancy Deny Wayne Rooney Rooney shoe whether it's going to be on with the cross SPA doesn't know a group of over two minutes before the praying gets Atlantic. The lanes signing the event in the back of the net. Let's move the ball really well and just getting your N._t.. In behind the defence Friday space by the back of the net Jeff Phoenix is impressed. I fall in preseason. This isn't a bass strike as well but you can't sound off. I'm not close to go. Let Fly Nice Lift Forum Reminder Hosue bets here for me for those a lot of the show and then in the ninety ninety third minute Jao FA fairly fruits Diego Casa. How many times have we be saying that their season cost of burning finish to brew finish boat of course fantastic caustic boy by Zhao Felix and then cost of just using a strength and composure through the goldies next so if finishes so stars zero. Let's go to Madrid three and it's a familiar feel. Isn't it really when you take a look at these Games <hes> they haven't won one since two thousand fifteen and that was against the Spurs Hercules Gomez is joining us irk. You think you didn't really feel feel their first team. We got to a point where we need to discuss whether or not this all star game should happen yeah. I think I think we're there and it's not so much a question Dan of talented but of cohesion and I'm sure are many would agree with me when you have a team that already has a tried and tested tactic. They know each other. You have new guys who are coming into the system and trying to win. A spot against guys who quite frankly are there. Maybe forty eight hours before the game. They're taking it as very easygoing. They know they're gonNA play Pie Twenty to thirty minutes. The main goal is to try put on a little bit of a show but not get injured where the opposition. They're working towards some. This is their preseason game. They're trying to work towards that fitness or I'm trying to work towards that cohesion that strength that nucleus of really getting their their season going and if you those guys like my new Sanchez players draw about Felix who wants to impress. They're trying to earn a spot even an extra. It's much different for the M._l._s. all stars you saw Salat done cheese off the twenty fifth minutes. It's Joseph Martinez never really got going Carlos. Vela hardly touched about the best player on the field in the first half was Wayne Rooney and he was playing in deep line position that we haven't seen him. I'm playing quite some time so it is going to be a bit rupp to watch at times that said I do enjoy the All star game but it needs to change change. I didn't enjoy seeing ATHLETI field their second tier players. You know for for an event of this magic for Melas. I I'd like to see the format change and whether that means east versus West Americans versus foreigners and major league soccer or if that means league resemble S. I'm all for it. Why do I keep pushing this though keeps selling Dan that's why because money talks at any time you can get a team like let it go and that type of brand and you go to any any stadium and you're promising them the prompts and Diego so you could put some. Gel Fan leaks it's going to sell it doesn't matter if they put in their second team. There was a weather delay yesterday. During that game quite frankly I thought it was going to be another hour hour and a half to that game play. The people were still there. They were waiting for this team. They're waiting to see the all stars as long long as these things keep selling like Leagues Cup like Communist Cup like any other German champions leaving Kaka cap as long as they keep selling. They'll keep happening. Did you change the four months managed three times three Colston's to home and one away you know. I don't understand why everybody's looking at this. Game Su C._v.. Asli this is this is T- enjoy. This is as a player. I would love to have played an a game aimless. Put You well. Actually it did play in a game. The English league played against the Italian League select. I enjoyed playing with other players is in my league. The anomaly play against I really enjoyed it and again why is ever taken associates of course Athletico. Madrid dread all taught number M._b.. Should be beaten. M._l._S. three and four no because the tune three leagues above them so what's behind up on what the score is. There's uh-huh join up and find a way yes. She can put it one way and see well it sells but it wouldn't sell if people didn't enjoy going to ISLA. Would you have enjoyed it. As much as stevie would are wouldn't have minded against playing with good players that are normally play against. It's a showcase event. I think you're on a hiding to nothing pretty much on here. Richard Richards fire from the guys you doing the same things we're talking about. Why are you taking the schooling so seriously this is not this is not about anything other than the all-stars which by the way the the union a loaded game not to play because of the there's a bonus involvement for anybody who's in the squad yeah so so never made the League that the players Union won't liberty stalled but forget Nola Tesla is enjoyable. We play football when we're kids because we love play football and that could assure you when you get to the stage. Korea you don't you don't join a less. You actually stop thinking. I'm going to do this for long so you're going to find even running after Phoenix Snow season you why would do you not like to do that why we like to go and play against against a bunch of guys and read real good players. Why would you go to joy a game Emma football. It's interesting because he is someone who for example when it came to the charity shield or the Intercontinental Cup. You said you didn't get the same sort of vie for those sort of games did other mansion zone but then this sort of matching would be you would enjoy absolutely and the reason is because I enjoy football right and still some why. Can you enjoy playing like a charity. Shield earnings content with cup. You know I guess I guess that was probably done to the coaching staff and it was it was deemed ERC. A club when I was at Liverpool was the League Champions League well. The European cult the cult so the charity shield and then the continental stuff was looked upon as a chance to get a break and not doesn't really Ma Right. It doesn't really so I guess when you get no throw not yield Italian that it doesn't Emma doesn't doesn't Ma what you go to play the game. It doesn't Ma I think there's two point positive destruction opinion and all this team. Is You play early against the best picture me that you'd only or you play with the best players from elite that you normally play against and as much as it doesn't matter. It's a it's a different challenge than playing with your club. Will you there with year round in a game that again doesn't be significant is that a league game does actually brings the camaraderie to all the players in the league. I felt I when I coached the All star team. The next time I played against anybody who had been in my all star team team or even the players in my team that played with them. There's a completely different chemistry and Camaraderie which Mak- what Steve Saying I understand what Steve saying I think more than anything it's recognition. You're one of the best in major league soccer but the stakes are different for the athletic players and the major league soccer employers. I mean what do you think joyal Fedex started thinking coca and guess when all of a sudden they see Brad Gazon with an earpiece with an attached to his head and he's having the conversation in that's broadcasting this game. I think that's what for them. The stakes are different. They understand they're playing toward something major league soccer trying to put on a show. They're trying to make the fans happy but twenty to thirty minutes to get themselves going to put themselves in a rhythm to really try to put on a show. It's very difficult difficult. I don't care what type of player you are. What level you're at one of the talking about it talking about H.? Phone is enjoyable. This is why like we do it. It's not a boat takes twenty minutes to get golden dirt and how do you feel when he's got an earpiece and let me tell you gel. Felix couldn't give a monkey's whether an M._d.. Inau off he's going to go on these when he's trying to win an opportunity to win a position a spot. That's what I'm telling you swap. That's really hope for the single around where I was going. These games is to go to the same sentiment as I completely when you get what Steve is saying that you can just have some fun to the players. Embrace it as much as Stevie. Would I think it depends on player. I was told Slot then he shouldn't even train the day before he showed up late and he trained on his own account. I mean every player is going to take it to a certain level of their own. Seriousness and I agree with Stevie. Everybody enjoys competing but I think the stakes are different for set player major league soccer and not let me tell you what scientists began galyon low the all those players. They're trying to win a position. They're trying to they're trying to get into good graces of the Yugoslav me only. I think it's much more different on the major league soccer side. I don't think the opposition Martha's these guys and I will say that I was the coach of the All star team when Beckham played and he loved every single take him to that point had a decent coach that was well. I didn't WanNa say absolutely to that point now under someone who could see you do want to see the likes of Latin for more than twenty thirty minutes but I think the issue is here that people are taking these games as an opportunity to further valid did M._l._S. and I'm standing in the woods leaks which I do not under. She's out there for the life of me. I don't understand why everybody on every discussion Russian around M._l._S. is where would it fair and one of yours big Big Leagues County place from this and that comparison that need for I self validation is beyond me and I don't get it and that is the issue here for those who are trying to draw those pilots heavily Sky Mace. Thank you very much good stuff from L._A.. Just a reminder that the preseason matches continue on E._S._P._N.. On Saturday Majesty united in Action Against A C see Milan that game live on E._S._p._N.. Two twelve thirty it was made official today. Seventy two million billion pounds as arsenal smash the previous record when it comes to transfers Nicholas pepe making the move from league to the Premier League lots a lot of people excited about this move all the people who've never seen him play Julia Laurent. You've actually witnessed them play. Get tell us a little bit of bounce him and whether or not he's worth that money they still have money. That's for sure enough. Seen him played a lot. Last season ended before under one before as well. The talent Allan is amazing. The potential is great. There's no there's no doubt about that. He's twenty four still room for improvement but he's never played abroad. He's not even playing in a European competition before the Champions League no Europa League so the beat the unknown however on the talent and what we've seen illegal in the last two seasons especially. He's he's wonderful talent. He left footed player as an inverted winger on the right hand side. He's strong. He's physically he's very quick. He's got lows of kids his third but she's great is cool. Goals assists goes as well he he really has everything and nor the weather play with the manager they have we'll be perfect for him to continue the progression progression and keep improving and keep developing however they will be a time where he will have to adopt an and learn about a new culture new country and everything uh on paper. It looks like a great kufo awesome because loads of bigger European clubs were after him as well which you compare him say Joel's it's how because this is a very very unique provide because usually wingers especially with kids and tastes are usually shorter than him but he's he's warned me two eighty threes. He's a big big boy. He's quite strong from the body and he has outpaced any amazing left-foot really with the kids and the churches and and none of that he's also very creative and he proved massively in the last season in his decision making of you know went to pass when to shoot went to cross etc and that's made him the best play league last season who was not happy and says alot about how did really by whom last year this is different league is a different team and and for sure he will take nothing for granted but I think he has the ability to do very well for author and in the Premier League putting my Steve Nicol hats on when he trapped halfback Willie Defend Willy help I mean we will have to anyway. This is did lead a and they were playing in a four two three one formation that soution very well and he had a very right by behind him belleek and then to got on so well and he had very very hard working defensive infielders as well so that worked very well. This is different though I think he will have to understand very quickly that this is a step higher that he will have to work harder. They do more F. B.. Even on the board be more clinical be more decisive be more efficient all of that it will have to be because nice worth eighty million euros and he plays in a much better club and much bigger lead than what he did before so in essence you a question you will have to anywhere and he's very clever kid and he's a he's a shy hi kid but he's a very clever kid and I think he would learn very quickly why he has to do now so not deal done. There's a lot of speculation about the future of Leroy Sunday movements meaning that speculation of course has fueled by the vines coach Niko Kovac coming out and saying Leroy is a great footballer. I am very confident. I assume we you can get it done now. This was Sunday. This was Tuesday cons room and again not happy with his coach. How I did not like that statement? I make no secret of it. Neither neither optimistic nor pessimistic statements for help. The Cause Kovic then reminds that saying I'm being a bit too outspoken on only one to apologize Ah Manchester City. I always tell the truth what I said stands. It's verified and then today and we have a saying that buying a very close assigning sunny for one hundred million euros or they're buying released a statement regarding that report what saying today staying Leroy Saniez decided to join F. Vine do not correspond to the facts chills bonded making message. This aren't thanks yeah I think he says the law of the relationship between Rimini Kovacs as well and we know that early owners and cons for many don't really see I too I in terms of of Nico coverage this one has been in the pipeline for for so long enough for weeks. He's been leaked with them. There have been talks. They've been offers from buy into city. We city rejecting in nineteen eighty million euro for not so long ago because they wanted closer to one hundred million I think it will happen and by signing and it would be a great signing Fahim and I think it would be very good for him to go back home as well to Germany but there's no reason for for many Kovic to to argue that publicly in the media yeah because that doesn't reflect well on either of them on the club weed public spat over this was Reuben eggers flakes in these muscles. I saw those I mean there's not a person who's interested in and the game of football and the world doesn't know that by Leroy John Yeah Passan so this is all about somebody trying to get one up on the other and room do that we call I think it's more case at by Munich wants to keep this keep this deal or the the aspects of it as as squat and do it as a professional but it's not coming from them and one was co vice opens his mouth and this no becomes an official statement from from Bam unit given his role with the club then give the delicacy of the deal that becomes problematic speaking of problematic Frank Leboeuf love won't be with us on the next sedation. The show will be counting outweigh that Frankie's views on Chelsea as they start the season. Everything's Frank Lombardo as well. We'll get on as their new coach coach. Welcome into extra time in case you missed. Yesterday's show went quite debate on extratime regarding whether or not you yes you did you to be about whether <hes> you you said he didn't stop. That's that's what you said anyway. If you still and then we go into a discussion about I thought you said he was lucky to be there and you said that's the same as saying. He shouldn't be good right. I said lucky you shouldn't and you said the same thing well. I said the insinuated the same thing which is why I was lucky to have Steve on E._S._p._N.. Also be expected to have him lucky to be here. Stevie very lucky to be in the company of to refined young gentlemanly yourself been calling young men for very long. I was in splits away. You wound up Stevie a yesterday. Also my opinion has renowned. I deserve to be that Alison over Nado sale ahead of Sala. Maybe it's a the point is this this this list is really unfair to you know because someplace a lucky that they play for Liverpool fossil on top of the tree right you know I'm sure that to please and and and the top leagues who do just as much if not more than what someone is so called names of Don Mitton never advocate mentioned the problem is the problem is who voiced right such such a makes that I can. I can tell you that I can't tell you but I'm I'm GONNA assume that people who can vote on this probably don't take too too much time. Thank you to both take up all say you had a vote Alison Salah Bernado silver in which order would they go in that performances performances last season. I would go allison but now do she'll Sela right. That's the older our wouldn't be on your your top ten list. Well you'll be gave me no. That's true but Alison. No Bernardo Silva are on their direct letter on that list but not on the realist correct Joe's question. I'm not quite sure what it was. What was the only Jones something about the list should should win all Jews to ask them who as far as the new its core cheese in countenance run the world? Is that right balance door the Jews alone. This is the best talking about Joe's who've as for the best I think I think series rights. I think series right is <hes> head coaches and captains of the national teams. No clue either Jews up close pat for jobs went into going holiday. I went to either which is a small island of lower. Shell on the coast. It was lovely. Thank you violence so don't don't Kalari fears and what was the name of the place where the Atlantic coast is so. What does he do this T._v.? What does it have a gas? Although tell me uh-huh probably over just just explain the geography geography to T._v.. Franz has a few few seas and oceans. You know alongside the coast so you've got the no see at some point and then the channel at some point and then you've got all the west side of Franz Down the Atlantic coast so from Brittany not all the way down to the Spanish border and then you've got the Mediterranean Sea on the other side like towards Corsica and Italy and now when authentic oh so west the phones World War Two last week the bottle of soon you would it was right so why is it called the Atlantic Oh Vienna. I don't know why they call it. I think the action which one is how the Pacific boy it is. It's very welcome back united its its own wasn't was impression of juice. No No pet pay was the most dispossessed player last. I'll share and league on Joel's is in the new challenge then zone of course everyone keeps every stat who ooh responsibilities at any time you get dispossessed. The statistics CETACEANS upset. Keep that stat. We'll keep every other I shouldn't. We're people's time keeping not stop well. Let's ask you okay true. Start Actually <hes> <hes> and there's a lot of starts also on the other hand is one of the top five best dribblers in in the League as well and I think he was the second most foul player so he loses the ball and law and his I could do with some improvement. There's no doubt but with the ball as well and is one of the best Persian the paramedic so <hes> you know it'd be interesting to see how quickly adapts to the pace and the physicality of of the family for sure and and they were there were a lot of things they could have done better even even back in league last season and that's one of them working on not I search on not losing the ball <hes> in <hes> I would say it was much better than that question for you right shock and I were talking. Joel and I certainly haven't seen any of this guy is you have but I said to shot Galileo. I'm not sure he's one of those that when he's running with it and it always seems is always taking people on he's running with a bullet fee. I could make my mind up whether he's actually in control over a whether these his gold pass people because he's not quite sure will as either yeah. I think he's balance on the ball. His is is fantastic. It really is and maybe because he's such a big guy you know he's he's he's over. Six Foot and four winger is like we were saying on the shoreline is quite oh usual. Usually those kind of wingers with kids and pace are shorter than and maybe the illusion you have when you shame and and you're right actually does sometimes it doesn't look in control of the border even in Kosovo zone buddy I think he's more because of the sizes and how how does on the ball and how it's Kim for days on the Book Gills Best Guess on how much playing time publicity will get Chelsea when he mostly come off the bench no. I don't think so I think I think he's is typically. The kind of players along parts will will will will like having any steam and and we saw against source book the other day where he fitted exactly the game unplanned up lumpar heart to quote on the peninsula as well with how I mean just how quickies on the board and how quickies runs on the way the ball and everything I think that would be perfect for wants to do a Chelsea so I can seem playing law. I can see him because he's so intelligent adopting very quickly as well to the Premier League is and what Lumpar wants him to do and everything and I think I think we should be optimistic mystic positive about him arriving club. He'll start the season. Is it a great preseason so follow Chelsea and there's one she's we've talked about how please have would much. He's actually been benefited from planning to go cop so he's actually ahead of most other people which which you can see so far and what he's gone final question. Shepherd's pie related carnage pine wherever we started these days. Where do you stand on source? We Shepherd's Pie. Steve Robson said he used Brown source but surely worcester is the winner here pro tip little cheese and grill the top for the final five minutes. Yes definitely put the cheese on final five minutes. Oh yes absolutely now the big tomato sauce but I'll tell you one Raggi is spot-on tomato over Worcester or brown correct surely abby to to meet really cooking it. You do now as a condiment gills. Why why do you sign on Shepherd's pie five? We spend a lot of time talking about it. I don't get a hold source thing it corresponds shipper spot good enough without so's why would would you outsource their which is disgusting by the way Oh wow so we hate strung united on the was the source I didn't know you also means so's all rust breeze so whether you Konate Respite John With Your Rosanna rose dinner come on this thing Krumrie souls yeah cranberry. Thank you Shaikha Turkey and Crime Resource. It's it's I'm not saying that doesn't even go to get shots. Wow He's mentioned salute will mill no. He's not even I'm not sure what's world cranberry or means. I love cranberry Jews on you all sorts. The whole doesn't matter well no but those really want me out we got we all done. Thank he very much extra time.

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Madrid to offer De Tomas or Mariano to Frankfurt to make Jovic deal happen, Madrid look at Jao Felix available at 120 mill, Ramos wants 18 mill for next season or he could be in Paris next ssn

The Real Madrid Podcast

08:38 min | 1 year ago

Madrid to offer De Tomas or Mariano to Frankfurt to make Jovic deal happen, Madrid look at Jao Felix available at 120 mill, Ramos wants 18 mill for next season or he could be in Paris next ssn

"Welcome back to the Real Madrid podcast letsstarttoday with Kassab mirrow. He's been talking about the season so far and some of the potential big-name arrivals that are being talked about in the press and media now on pug and hazard, and that potential rivalry said immigrated, they have to be the best in the world there too. Great players pauper is compatible with anybody because he is a superb play. He would be welcomed if indeed he arrives on the trials and tribulations of is very Brazilian Marcelo. He said look a few months ago, he was being talked about as the best left back in the world of Gareth bale and the constant criticism from the terraces in Madrid said he's experienced he knows how to deal with it. But we do feel uncomfortable. When it happens. He has helped us remember to win many titles. Well, can they regain this lost grand this season next season? But release had always come back. We will be strong. Again, we have pressure. Yes. But that is normal. This is the biggest club in the world. Look at Yovich. I tried Frankfurt is a gain in the news. He scored one, but was outshone by doubt Felix of Benfica hit a hat-trick in their four two victory over on-track Frankford in Europa the world as we know is agent. Finally ramadan. He has met several times now with wral Madrid hundred also transfers on trade have visited Madrid as well looking for a likely replacement and there are two possibilities here. Marina and Raoul Thomas now remember there is still every chance on tracked could make the group stages of next season's Champions League. Remember they're currently fourth in bundy's league, but just three points behind Rb Livesey down in third place. Now, his father has added a few comments over the last twenty four hours. He says he's had many offers including one we know from Barcelona, but he wasn't interested in going there as. He doesn't think he would get as much gametime as he wants at present. Here's very happy in Bundesliga. Have whilst Yovich was on the losing team the twenty or so clubs who were in attendance last night in Lisbon to watch Zhao Felix, including by Munich arsenal. Spurs Chelsea Manchester United boss learn athletic event is and rail Madrid they all left drooling over the nineteen year old. Remember India's first season as a senior pro whose nasqad seventeen goals in all the games that he's played for this season's contracted until twenty twenty three at Ben fica, and they are desperately trying to renegotiate the terms of his dearest current release clause is set at one hundred and twenty million spare thought actually for FC Porsche who had as a junior for seven years before they decided to release him back in two thousand fourteen believing his physique wouldn't develop enough to stand. The rigors of professional football. He has the reminded some of of the Ben fica and sporting employees geeze greats from the nineteen Ninety-three Kosta was one Joao Pinto is another one stuff to remember the golden boy of Portuguese football. But do take heed of others have departed after one good season in Portugal. They have Saudi tree tales to tell remember Markevic. A went to Liverpool in his career hit decline soon after Renato Sanchez as well. He went to buy Munich. Here's another who struggled badly moving while z, Dan is very much of the here. And now Rowell's rise is being watched closely by various medias as he readies himself, not only for the collection of his UEFA pro licence in bay. But what could be a step up as well to take over the custodial team, formerly run by salary laterally by Josie, man. Well, Diaw is twenty five years of medicine. The forty one year old is one appearance for the Castilla. It was the same season back in ninety four ninety five where he went from the C team after scoring sixteen goals in seven games straight to the first team. Mary ended that first season with nine goals in the league in his first twenty eight games, he spent the next fifteen seasons. Of course, they're amassing five hundred fifty appearances scoring two hundred twenty eight goals before a successful move to Schulkin and he played his last game. As a pro for the New York cosmos back in November of twenty fifteen very well liked and highly respected and his career very much on an upward trajectory, plenty of news. Of course, be made about the mid week dinner and get together of the squadron shoes together by Sergio Ramos on Wednesday evening, Saddam wants to work on fostering as good a team spirit as he possibly can for the final run in seven games to go. Two point separating them from athletic in second place. And for once to get the headline writers way from the constant speculation of who's going, and who is staying absentees for the night Gareth bale, obviously as he chooses to be in bed by twenty three hundred every night. And that's well known, of course, Benz them and nab us were also not there. Now, what about a quick name neymar date? Well, his father was on French television and play down any exit from PS g in the summer at present. He said he does not want to leave PS g you can't have a Blair light neymar where that other clubs constantly being linked with him. Not done anything, of course to fan those flames now after winning twelve titles in his five years stay at Madrid. Tony Cruz exit is growing insurgency the twenty nine year old is under contract until two thousand twenty two is said to be considering all options, and we're Paul Paul borough. Of course, all Madrid's radar some form of deal with the two players, plus. Us cash is a highly likely option. They stumbling block from Madrid. There may well be Paul busy salary demands. Which would make him by distance the highest paid player at the club something, which will displease the captain rambles even more. He's already aired is views on hazards alleged sixteen million salary if he arrives in the summer and staying on hazard just for the moment. Here's quotes aband- Z Dan made on Radio Monte-Carlo picked up by everyone. I'm very happy Z damn returns because football needs Z, Dan for true followers. It is good news. He said actors Sergio Ramos and his dock and mood since the news of those huge salaries on offer newcomers this which dwarf his were made public. He wants a contract boost to eighteen million per season for his last year in Madrid not going to get anywhere near close to that. So he's head could be tuned in another direction that is toward Paris where PS g. View him as one with the drive to help them deliver on this Champions League dream Madrid. In the meantime of being reminding all of the buyout clause in verandahs contract. So if you want him stump up five hundred million, and you can have it on the message to VS, gee, if he wants him. Well, let us have Martinez, and maybe we can do a deal Davinson's Sanchez. It said as long had a dream of playing in Madrid in that Madrid dream may will indeed come true, but it may not be with wral Madrid Athletico said to be weighing up a potential sixty million deal to bring him to Spain next season. And finally this lunchtime. If Casimiro does leave this some of the replacement list does include a few untouchables one being of course in contact with this in mind Madrid art owning their attentions to Brucie Dolan's Twenty-three-year-old Meadville Judean vital who's been overtaken in the first team by axel Vissel. Andy. Thomas delaney. Now Dortmund would do a deal that looking to get forty eight million for a player Madrid valued at about half of that. And that just about wraps it up than for today. Don't forget you can catch up with the whole seasons news as it happened by going to the website around Madrid podcastone dot com or you can follow us on all the usual platforms. I ching Spotify Stitcher. Google Alexa to name just a few. We will be back on Monday to look over the weekend. In the meantime, enjoy football, whatever you're watching him wherever you're watching it this weekend. And I'll see you back here on Monday for me, Tim capable till bet Bye-bye.

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Messi Mulls Barcelona Exit

ESPN FC

1:00:28 hr | Last month

Messi Mulls Barcelona Exit

"Petr Buddy welcome into this edition of ESPN APP. See us to be with you. We're going to be joined in just a little bit by Janaka, pure tall and stevie nickel, discussing a potential. Move Jadon Sancho to Manchester United. We'll also hear from shocking his. We'll be discussing. The base recently released study on racial bias in football commentary plus we'll hear from San Jose earthquakes Chris Wanda Lousy currently embedded. Embedded major league soccer, SO-CALLED BUBBLE DOWN IN ORLANDO, but we start with news that could rock the football world to its very core Spanish network got an essay reporting that Lionel Messi is ready to leave Barcelona. He is called off. Negotiations over his contract are more socio ends reporting that Messi is angry at the Barcelona office over leaked media reports, Moore said Lo and Frank leboeuf join US sid. Is this for real is Lionel Messi now really going to leave Barcelona and what is it the root of this? One This is something that needs to be kind of explained, contextualized and unpacked now. Is this for real in the sense? That is Leo Messi unhappy. Has He opposed to conversations? Over new contract and put stop to that for the time being and is absolutely furious with the way that boss on is being run. Yes, is thirty four next summer. Yes, is that true point at which he would be contemplating? WHY NEXT MOVE WOULD BE? Yes, but the context is really really important. Here is Leeann saying I will leave. This is little messy saying. I won't read this deal now. I want renew this deal with this board of directors. At least not for the moment. I want to be convinced that we're going to buy the right players that were going to build a squad in the right way. The club is going to be settled and by the way next summer are presidential elections I think what? Is doing more than anything else is obviously keeping his own personal options open in terms of what he decides how he feels about himself in the time by the else, he's actually saying to somebody tomato, the president with whom the relationship isn't good. He saying I'm not going to give you the satisfaction of the photograph of my renewal on not going to give you the chance to go into presidential elections unless you convince me Hawaii's. Being able to say to people, I'm the one that's guaranteed Leonel. macy's continuity so I think you cannot. Divorce this. Of News from the context and the context is his age, the fighters that club and the fattest presidential elections next summer now in a way, the ideal scenario for Mexico's is that he renews with a new president who he does trust in Maxima so this doesn't mean he's going what it does mean is able to leverage the possibility of going to try and change things at Celona Frank. How often have we asked the question? How good word Barcelona be without Messi? Can you imagine it? Do you think they'd still be able to compete with around Madrid? Do you think they'd still be a top team? In the world? Is They are now? That's a question that maybe we can ensure soon if Loan. Goes and finds. Another club. It's hard I. Mean of course one of the most entertaining player that we have seen and and Wiz Rinaldo finding for more than decayed to know with the best entertainer, and not be the best player because the sort of another question that do we have to insert the best entertainer for more than educated in the world. I had I don't like the political aspect. Of what see just explained, but. I want to see the good thing about you know. Boscell best on being able to turn a new page of their history without Missy, sooner or later is going to happen, because maybe He's walnuts. At some point it's going to give up is going to retire, and they will have to do so without him, so of course they will, it will take time It's awfully not like. Was All big players leaving and. Not being able to come back to the best, but bustle now would have to think about the new future without loud and missy is going to be be curb. He's GonNa be a big turn, but I'm sure they're going to be able with a young player that they have the equanimity how to find a new genius, and and we'll see well. It said is gone yet, but I'm I'm pretty interested about the the to follow that. Thing because I want to see if Michigan good to another club I WANNA see all the clubs gonNA GONNA show up next year. Barcelona so everything is very exciting for me. Sit It's been just less than twenty four hours since this news broke half the fun of tracking football in Spain is watching the reaction from the media both in Madrid and Barcelona. What has been the response? In a way considering how big this story appears to be on the surface, because of course on the surface, the headline is Lionel Messi right now doesn't intend to continue now that in itself is as you rightly said at the show huge, but of course where you start to kind of pick away at this, you say well doesn't plan to continue right now, but we saying bill next season, or at the very least we're year from this. Everybody inspires aware of that context. This is partly about the sense of being. Let Down Right now. Being let down by this board of directors who have to face elections next year, so may not be there. They're also. Everybody's aware that. He set free. He'll be thirty four this time next year. And maybe who knows that's the point of which apply like came. Be Calling it anyway, maybe not necessarily calling. Career but calling according to fight. At the very highest level, and then perhaps he looks at something like Qatar or the US, or he looks perhaps even the romantic move of going back to Argentina and so I think what happened was off the initial impact of hearing that headline statement, which is right now. He's not happy and he's not minister. At Barcelona then, people start putting the pieces together and thinking actually you know what this is not quite as big as it seems, or at the very least it's not as big right now as it appears and there is plenty of time to get back on track. Frank. You mentioned you didn't like the politics that said was referring to give me. The footballers perspective than you see everything that's happening at Barcelona the Arthur. Piano flop was clearly done over money. Is Barcelona and attractive place either to stay if you're messy or to go if you're another talented player? What. It seems to be a big mess. Of course you cannot deny the politic aspect of the of the club and especially. How Spanish! Clubs work. We do the election and everything, but in football, prospective UCLA club, but you see big club with a prominence to with recruitment. And before they were absolutely fantastic, every player who came to Barcelona was a the right person for the right spots It's different now, and the example of reason was was the biggest example of what you do when you. August Barcelona so there are some. Some question marks on players whether they have to come to bustle now. Because of course can you refuse denied an offer from bustle I? Don't think it's possible yet, but if they carry on like that, and especially, if MRI is gone, down, would be another question that players will answer by the the answer of no, because, of course. We don't know what's going to happen to that fantastic club. Writes it every problem has a solution one of the solutions being floated right now at least in Spain, and maybe elsewhere in Europe, is that pepper yellow could return to Barcelona. Do you think there's a any chance and be? Would that satisfy messy? Look. I think it's very unlikely because again have to look at this in the context and the context in Frank's right, that politics always pleasant, but they're. They're a reality, and the context is that this is a board of directors led by the president just. With, who messes relationship isn't great, but with WHO body odors relationship isn't great, either and both of those men by Guadiana Msn know that next summer there will be presidential elections, and there will be an opposition candidate, almost certainly big font now those two men in on the face of at least would be much more likely to be aligned with victim font and they will be. We've bought male, but picked up on already has managed lined up, and that's Chubby so if Guardia was to return and return for just one year knowing that. That year's time. Pat Things differently and going to be different return under a board of directors that he truly believe in. I just don't see I. don't see Guadiana Putting himself in that position, and so I think this is a situation that in terms of the kind of a proper resolution. We never really get that until next summit. In less somehow by some miracle, elections can be forced to some of which I think is going to happen. I. Think it's next year that we see this society next year. The opposition bigger with which. will be most likely in line with already has his manager and someone else so I just don't see. The building blocks in place for that to happen. Frank if you were in your shoes, would you touch the Barcelona job? Well No, for the reason that seed just explained that there is no room for him. The prison we stay. I think it will be a new election I think somebody who's GonNa, come and. The said. Shabbes already in the right spot and we'd be the next coach top of it, if MRIs stays. A thing the steelers, the soda problem print for Diet. Between them that they did they did. They won't get along very well. I mean Guatemala really was a little bit fed up when Missy was not listening to what he say, disciplinary, so I don't think they dig on. They're going to work together so if he goes. What's going to happen to the club? Do you think well allow wants to come to to bustle I if he's not sure he hasn't got the best players around him. I don't think so. Let's change gears a little bit. We haven't had you on since. The blow up between guests at the end and grease. Man's family on on social media. What's been the reaction to that bit of drama? which now seems like a decade ago in Waco? Messi News. It's amazing. How fast things move, isn't it? How quickly we we live one story behind the move onto the next one because what happens a particular time of Crisis Club boss on the degree of media, speculation and attention on them is the things. Do move very very fast and I. think that's another thing which I didn't mention it earlier, but that's part of the context of this piece of news coming out about Messi as well. It's about that sense that things are bright, and now's the time that you can perhaps force a change in the club. In terms of the situation agreement is interesting because the reaction, obviously with him has focused on this being far more difficult to to to sort out the message situations. We've seen this with Mexico before when we mighty leave and I think we'll beat down. No, the Messi in his heart heart wants to finish his career Lona and we'll do what he can do that, but once these last two three years to be the right ones, but it's. It's like different different because he's in a position where he could move on. He's in a position where I suspect. If there was really good money for Bosnia might try and that happen, and of course he's in a position where he will feel that having waited an entire year. It's goats, boss, having changed his mind the first time around and now gone for a season where it hasn't ended the way that he would've liked it to. Perhaps he's of looking around for something else and I thought the most telling thing by the way. It was made the comment from his father when he pointed out to set in. You don't have the keys. You're not driving this truck. You want just a passenger, and of course. If you've got a place for essentially saying the manager, you're powerless off sorts of questions about. Who really is driving this truck then? Frank, you haven't been shy. You've said breeze. Men should lead Barcelona if messy leaves do think reason could find success. while. Don't forget MRIs GonNa leave if he leaves. Within a year, so meaning another very poor, you're for agreement thinking. He has the time for. The euro next year then after the Walker, so he he has to play to being the in the national team squad. He has to sustain in his prime IFFY. He wants new good contract with the announcements, and that's another another problem, but the situation is critical with the father comments and I think Sich and we make the point six knicks game where you should see a on the bench to make sure that the WHO not only the Gerbil re the driver of the truck. I think it's very sad. We see because everybody made mistakes. I always said that in the show that. Is Responsible Club is responsible. The father is responsible because the father pushed son too good to bustle on. Agrees man made a fantastic video last year to say well. No I'm staying where Missy said. You could come then why muscle and opened the door or you're after, so it's it's a big mess and I I'm not sure they can be. Resolved even if MRI lives we. It's for me too late because going to be in the year, two years of miserable life Oh agrees. To do without playing for bustle the way he wants to play. Sid. What do you think no chance of Post Messy Antoine Grease. Men Redemption Tour Barcelona. Quite right? The child saw that smoke. That would definitely be here away. At least a year, and then, of course you for at least one season. You have to find a way of accommodating those do now. I don't think that's impossible, but there is a very basic fact which we've talked about. Frank quiet riot on this from the very beginning, we said well look you go. Antwon Grease, man, who is an absolutely brilliant footballer who plays brilliantly above old in two positions, one as a forward coming in off the right into the middle or the other of the off the central forward has and striker, so he goes to a club where possibly the irony person in the. The world, who better than him of those things is already there and so it was always going to be difficult to find a place for now. I think there's a mechanical problem there. I think there's a degree of a personal problem, but I think that's possibly being overplay in terms of this idea that we have the Suarez didn't want to say I don't think that's. That's true. I think it's true that they wanted name because they knew that would work, but I think they would find a placement if they could see it happening and so look if groomsmen can adapt to evolve, and yes, but we've had a year kind of trying to see if that happens. Try to see if we can. DOC- ear as frank says I think another. Another year is is a big, but then there's another problem imagine agrees to go. Imagine the person I want to sell him where to for how much money who pays wages. It's not that easy to find these exit strategies, and even less so in a depressed market was. This mark is almost certainly going to be if I can say Sebastian we'll really have a solution. Neymar goes back to Barcelona and Greenman goes to. That's because exchange. Thank you gentlemen. That's probably even more complicated than it sounds. Because of course then you've got to deal with the salaries. You've got to work house. We saw the author panic steel. How you how you create the prices. What you claim the prices to be it's. Quite difficult to make that happen, but you're right on the face of it. That's that's the. That's everybody happy, isn't it? That's the best lights around this. Thank, you very much voice, just the one game in on Friday. Athletico Madrid three nothing winners over my Yorker Article Murata, couple of first half goals leaving athletico comfortably in third place eight points away from missing out on the champions. League, for more we welcome in shock his through the show shock up pretty quintessential athletic performance, maybe outside of. Actually finishing his chances in the first half what you make of it. Exactly as you see, this is typical alleged Madrid, nothing really to foreign in homer ball. They do as they've always done over recent years. It's. It's boring. But is affected and you know given the their position in the league right now. They're not gonNA finish balls. They're not to get up the second in Barcelona. They just kind of chugging along doing as there always have as effectively or almost as effectively as as they always have. This. This is some unions team, and it's not gonNA. Change sadly. Chucky you call it ugly and boring. I have to remember last summer. Let Madrid beating around here in the United States seven three in preseason. We thought we were going to see swashbucking buckling Athleti in the year to come what happened. Is that a reflection of the players they have or don't have, or is it just down the Diego Simione? I have absolutely no idea I. Remember doing an interview. Just after that seventy performance and someone asked me who I think would win the Champions League and I said I think Madrid chance as any and look how that's Palmdale. Teamed up much more promising. You've seen a more attacking Daego CMU Andy, or wanting to evolve over over the last couple of seasons, and then Zhao Felix gets signed for the money that that he spent on, he looked with every single penny of it, contrast that no to the forlorn figure that he cut on on the sidelines once once he was brought off, and it kind of tells the story of alleged preseason Athletico Madrid now look so promising so so exciting. And yet. No, it just seems a little bit flat. No. Athletico Madrid finishing third behind on Real Madrid. Disappointing by by most people's standards, but given what we've seen given what we were hoping for, and maybe expected. It just feels that we and it's tough to put this all on the shoulder Zhao Felix regardless of his price dive, because he is so young, and maybe the best still yet to come for him and led to Madrid, but as of right now the team just regressed to who they've always been. What about champions the chocolate? We know that there's to the quarterfinals right now. They're getting twelve to one odds, but you just imagine them playing better and better competition kind of hanging on. Do you think they have a realistic shot to win the championship? Twelve to one I think speaks to who led to. Madrid is and. Enter the fact that it's going to be one game now. It's pretty much one game. Elimination and anything can happen and that one game. Do I see electrical Madrid. Of the teams that remained competition over two legs new, but didn't them be the Liverpool over two legs and yet still here here we are here. There are now. It's down to one game where Athletic Madrid. We knew can stay for the light life out of any opposition over ninety minutes over one hundred and twenty minutes, and then who knows if if it goes to penalties, there is so much more. Wiggle Room so much more opportunity for the underdogs, not just electrical Madrid whoever it is for the underdogs in these upcoming ties over the one leg than over to so yes, twelve to one is is goods, but I don't think you'd get that show on over two legs busy weekend then ahead in Spain tripleheader of matches on Saturday, but the real action gets going on Sunday, real, Madrid visiting Athletic Bilbao Barcelona than a visit via of trails rally by four points with five matches left to play. Hello. This is your apartment. I need some favors from you. Your cat keeps rubbing against the kitchen. Island and I can't return the favor. Can you give her extra pets for me after that? Could you bundle your renters car insurance with Geico? We could save money, and it's easy to do online and one last thing. Could you the TV on during the day I? Need to catch up on my soaps. For Bundling made easy go to GEICO DOT COM today. For member to book the Transportation Portion of our website today, you'd be reading about Jaden Sancho. Who is reportedly agreed to personal terms with Manchester United for more on this? We walk them in Janakapura, tough stevie nickel Yang. Start with you is old. Trafford the right destination for this talented young player. Well, it could be because they need a global Playa de need someone who wake which excite that t money's been fantastic in Germany scoring goals getting states through accidents, incidental season so always on golden stakes, stakes, and some coming late to two games, but we used to do that in India old days, but yeah Manchester United need that kind of player. Having said that Dalton think that is corona virus. Virus seasons have given him an extra chance to keep in. So I think the last word hasn't been said they tried to keep in because they expect conscience, thirty million euro and we'll see if American owners loved to do that, said no to Liverpool all investments see what American oldest would say to Manchester United Steve Young player. There's a lot of pressure Manchester. United is this the right move from the players perspective? That will only be answered when he steps on the field as really the question that. But not just Sancho but previous dominant players have hard. Alexi Kagawa on maxine? That was the only question. Not Not do. They have ability, but can handle the pressure and those two. That mentioned couldn't so really gotten this for me. Is has nothing to do we ability. He absolutely profile. Globalstar is John Talking about. He's got the swaggie other Panama she takes people on scores goals. This guy has a Bella eve obsolete under percent ball. Was One question to be answered can't handle go to old. Trafford and make an Estado himself are a biggest star when he gets Yana switch gears a little bit Paul Pogba reportedly, never been happier. He now wants to sign a contract extension at Manchester United. What were the magic words? What is your only going to say to turn this thing around? Winning Football Games yourself fit and I think Manchester United the moment is playing brilliantly on I, think every player wants to be a part of that. Then you see at the moment though Manchester United. Like going somewhere and when you see rest program Manchester United I. Think There's a big chance that would be any champions league. NEXT SEASON ON THE! And Bano we want to be on a winning team and they. They tend to to do those kind of things, but just mind you maybe another week. That will change around, but. Above by he's been privileged brilliantly after he came back and Human Fernandez there. In midfield of Manchester, united make him look very solid, and with a mini winning Mattel data moments, Stevie, no doubting Popov was telling, but but he's oft injured. He's often ineffective is extending the right move from Manchester United. Affects look. The most important thing he does. I get impatient. I get impression of Paul Pogba wants to succeed Manchester United. Really. Do Manchester United when he went there. He clearly thought they were going to build their own. An odd pass. Unfortunately, it's taken. It's taken too long. Are certainly seemed dissolves. Take too long and Yan mentioned willing Ganj winning games on playing with other players who look as though the ready t- to the heights. Changes your whole thought process and so yes. I absolutely extend this guy. You don't want to lose Paul POGBA. A great run right now. Everything's looking fantastic the whole club. So why would you let one of your best players go? That would that would make no sense to me whatsoever. Odd because the democritus changes well because there was a time. Pre Karol now that maybe there were a lot of destination. You can pick your destination now. No, you see this changing just in front of all is is market Willie go back to Paris to Paris Sandra. No, he wouldn't. Would he go to railroad? Well remedied have to come up with money as well in Barcelona is chaos. So where should we go? We will never go to Liverpool livable wouldn't take him. Him So the best chances for a big pain paying day, he said Manchester United so I can see him extend out contract yon you mentioned. How well Manchester United are playing right now I can think of at least one very harsh critic of all. They're gonNA source jar on this show and I'm talking about Craig Burley. What do you have to say now? All of the critics of all they're gonNA jar. I don't think I have to be. A lawyer for Alabama no soldier. I think yes, yeah, you can see the way he's doing. You know he's. He's doing all these interviews with a better confident that much more important. You can see a team that is doing something. You can see what it tried to do to perfect Laguna. And he said I had an into. You like a couple of weeks ago. We said is a different team as well this team. He wants to play and you can see that balance in midfield. I think that is the key to everything now. Balancing immediately also look like the defense is shaping up. They don't concede so many goals delegate luke all over the place. After that fantastic start of Laguna soldiers started united now, but I think that the main thing is that he is changing and team is winning. But what Spurs the team is winning. A soldier is winning. I think that is all about confidence. He's gaining and the critics. I mean it's hard. Even for Craig Burley to be doing any critics now too much just united because at the moment that look like maybe the best team in England stevie. We've seen this before from. Manchester, United States under the current manager. Do you think it's built to last like the last time? Listen. Yes, right? No, they're playing some fantastic football but the truth does the the really. Don't the real playing any big teams. You know their their next four games ever against the lakes Fella policy teams. The should welby. SCOTLA gives different. Chelsea and less stuff We will see then if they can. I think can keep one in through the end of the season and. Finished in the top four because. My say I think. Almost certainly, not going to be in the League next year, which means they'll be an anyway, so that really means that much can finish their season and get. Stevie real question as because. The real question is next season next season. He won't be afforded this time. You Know Manchester. United of of been really good. We all and he's actually reciprocated in what they're doing right now, but next season is absolutely huge for all in the club, because competant for fourth spot as going to be enough next season this season they will finish in the at least five, maybe four. But as should be expected because of the Games. They have left Stephen. You mentioned Manchester City in there, maybe not in the Champions League next year. Certainly in the Champions League this year, and as we take a look Manchester, city and buying Munich are installed as the CO favorites. Let's TV. Everyone's kind of on the Manchester City hype train. They saw the Liverpool performance yesterday, but we know Liverpool were on the beach. We City Chelsea earlier in the week. Do you think they deserve to be co favorites of the champion? Absolutely on the percent. Manchester City's only problem and we all know it. GUESS WAR AS The bike, but guess what? Would you put any money on any of the other teams? Maybe Atlantico Madrid as stretch, but is there any other team including by on? That are really that good at buck? The truth is no and this team. Better Than Manchester, city going forward I'm not sure the res- so they absolutely one hundred percent should be to be one of the favorites. I think you should be. Buying to find it tough, coming off a break and playing Champions League show. Yes, they deserve to be up there, but they're the road and Sean medic because I think the our best team left. Yang I'm thinking back to last week. Show I. Remember you talk about buying Munich like they were the best team in the world. Do you still feel that way? And if so, what's the gap between Munich and city? Think! Stevie makes point in terms so they ending the season. Having said that I've been playing for a while now on all the Germans are very well prepared to any tournament being the national team now for the club team the same. Yes, that much. Is Doug. Good going foliage? via Munich that got a great balancing filled with would Kim each and Gerrad, Scott and back there was a revival of bulletin on people who say Manuel Neuer is not one of the best goalkeepers into world way well, they don't watch the German Bundesliga so I think by. Nature be up. There s a favorite and also the thing. They start the last season's pep. Guardiola team had a problem at the end of the season's they. Struggling at the end I'm also masters. City got beat that traditional winning a tournament like that and we shouldn't underestimate the by Munich I used to winning Champions League as Liverpool were last season, so don't underestimate that think of club going in there and I know my city go to qualify to get the list. Wa as well speaking of Manchester City and buying the two clubs did some business Lee. Rossana going from To Buy Munich looks TV. He's not the first young player to leave Manchester City for lack of minutes or opportunity. Do you think they'll end up? I mean the one exception, the notable exception maybe Phil Foden right now. Do you think they'll end up regretting this? I don't think so. Clearly clearly. He's not hoppy there. And actually, yes, he's had so many problems, but when he's being for. He's been. He's way from being one of the names on the team sheet, so listen they assist a case of. It's not good for either way. The guy clearly talented guy clearly wanted to go by on. It wasn't happening this city. They realized that he did as well listen. He goes to buy and everybody's Happy Yon. Not just Roy sonnet potentially leaving. What about guys like? Kevin Brian talked about leaving if this year for Champions League. Is An uplifted. We're talking about them as Champions League favorites right now, but if you look ahead the next year, do you think we're maybe at the beginning of the end of the Manchester City? We've come to know. They've been working with Vada global anti. Agency who have anti. Doping Agency on I don't trust the governing bodies of sport. The hearing cops dot is that could go either way. I I'm more likely to see match to city in a Champions League next year as well I think that will keep that team. I think pep Guardiola will will stay on. There are some young kids I think by Munich has done. A great business relies on I think that Manchester City wanted to keep in coming to the end of his contract. It seems like a good idea because the play of wanted to go there and I saw some reports in England saying. Where did it all go wrong, would Sunday? Sunday at Manchester City well to be fair has gone through a much bigger club to manage the cities. Go that wrong for Leroy. Son So I. Don't think the monster see today will rebuild. They got some money. They got pep Guardiola up. They would be a title. Contender also knicks or also. They will be time called Santa next year. There was this season Stevie I'd be remiss if I didn't ask you about the Liverpool perspective in all this. Chelsea's plan while Manchester United's playing well. Do you still think that city next year will be the greatest threat to Liverpool? Absolutely! No question. No question you know montage isolated, yes, listen let. Let's look at the Hot Fox. Tell C.. United. What Fair points points for Liverpool. That's going to be tough. They make up some poise. Yes, he can come to make up fifty I. Don't think so. Our gentleman will leave it there for now. Of course, the boys will be with us on extra time taking your questions off Twitter Yon and Steve. Return don't miss it and if you do make sure to find it on our youtube channel. Is your money, not sure what to do with itself right now at ally, they'll help it save for the future with their smart savings tools. Bucket your money for the things that matter most analyze you're spending and save automatically all on top of a competitive rate for all things money. You deserve an ally. Visit A. L. L. Y.. Dot Com slash savings for more INFO ally. Do it right ally bank member FDIC? Chuck his lot back with us now shock of the Professional Footballers Association, releasing a study earlier this week about racial bias in football commentaries and very interesting statistics, one that jumped out to me from this study, which included eighty games across Europe's top four leagues was about the description of intelligence shock, this statistic, sixty two percent of praise, when it came to intelligence, was directed at players with a lighter skin tone that compared to sixty three percent of criticism, aimed at players of a darker skinned again when it came to the descriptions of intelligence. This seems to have surprised a lot of broadcaster shock. Does it surprise you? Yes it did I'll be very honest with you savvy. I thought it was jarring. Especially given the context of where we are right, no about racial bias, bid, conscious or unconscious where we're talking about players for example in the Prima League, when the black lives matter badge on their on taking a knee before games, it speaks to a broader picture of bias against black players and. Throw, throw football's. Highest Leagues and how we as commentators on the sidelines, and I'll only speak for our team here without knowing any specifics, as regards to own cometary positions, but I feel if we are in keeping with these numbers, the bias out as being expressed on air is unconscious bias, and if we we have a responsibility to not just recognize that, but address that, because I, as much as plasma, take a knee and as many. As as maybe one arms. The big picture here and the big solutions come when when. Attitudes Change and we as commentators have a responsibility to the. That we all speaking to who are watching the games that we are covering who are watching these shows that we apparel. Shock back in your day as a player. Did you ever sense this? Did you ever feel this and I wondered? It ever come up among other back black players. Yeah, we did, and we certainly spoke about it amongst ourselves because rainy, when particularly back in our De, when you spoke about these biopsies or criticism that you felt was unfair, and you spoke about it publicly, or you spoke about it in the press, the backlash was always while you're playing the card or the criticism is fair, and you just feel that everybody's biased against you and as a result you can drink into your corner, and you speak to those around you who are experiencing the same, and then it becomes an issue amongst those players and that click of players. Who are black and have darker skin to or have different experiences from the majority of the dressing room, and that in itself doesn't help address a lot of those issues, but a study now being done. Sure the data behind it. I'm sure how how easily if not lazily we kinda. Find ourselves making these comments and. I I hold my hands up and feel that. I've been I've been a part of this and I have to also look at Hawaii address. Some of those disparities in how we perceive players, and in a little bit of our own defense. We can't know everything about every team that we cover. I'm not exp- especially prominent where we're talking about international tournaments. We can't know everybody on every team, but we similarly can't just rely on on cliche descriptions. Look looking at looking at some of the data from from the. Statistics. We are three point, three percent or three point three times more likely to talk about black players and speed now. If you're talking about regime stealing you kind of help, but talk about speed, he's one of the quickest players in the game wherever you wherever you go wherever you look, but you can't automatically talk about every single black player who is representing their country in the Africa. Cup of Nations, or if Senegal is playing the World Cup you kind of talk about every single player as quick as being physical that that's on us, and that's something that we all have to have to address and I'll put it up there who we all? Accountable to. Check. What about the role of representation in all of this do you feel? There are enough black voices and commentary booths. No! There's no I think. The lack of representation is not just about commentary boots as about the game and how it's covered how how many black faces you have in football club, dressing rooms, or in the backroom, staff or lower down, and similarly in media, representing those players, because as the game has become more diverse in its own representation. We can look at the game on on any given weekend all mid. Mid Week as we're dealing with no, and there are players from all four corners of the planet with the is representation, regardless of who you are or where you may may consider whom yet when you look at the broadcast booths, the commentary boosts or in the studios. You don't you don't see that representation and I think that's again. Something media companies have to be more aware of. If we are allowed that representation if we can't have that representation I, think you slowly, but surely see the breaking down of those barriers and a lot of those types that this study. Speaks about. Thank you shocking for plenty more on the a study in the reaction to it head over to the. Full article over there with all the details and a shocker, says the jarring statistics. German Cup final on ESPN two Saturday coverage starts one fifty five eastern time between by Munich and Beyer Leverkusen Yang Fjortoft back with us John. I gotTA assume by Munich massive favorites here. Leverkusen have a chance. Well normal not, but I have beaten once the season away from home but I remember back a couple of seasons ago. When my Frankford play by Munich into cup, they were even bigger favorites by unique on. They manage to beat. them knocked him all Niko Kovac being done to coach from Eintracht Frankfurt after that going to buy a new, but now Leverkusen got a problem as well. I mean they're cold, never Kussin because they never able to win anything so for them. It's a big thing to be into cup final, but having said that I think the level isn't going. To do battle for this is everybody who will sing by Munich will be the big favorites. The players will note as where everything would be a bonus for them, so they should just enjoy going to the German Cup final. There won't be crowded as a normally seventy thousand thing in Belene. The big thing German football cup going off tomorrow by Munich has all the stars by Leverkusen has habits. You think this is the last game we're seeing hearts and Leverkusen uniform. I think so because there's always been an agreement that he should play the season. There was a lot of the clubs after last summer's as well at the having said. demarcus has changed I. Mean the expected money won't won't be there, but he's a good chance that he will go I think mentally thing is well that he is prepared himself. Julie even had a good season at least the second part of the season. He's scoring goals for fun on on doing a seats, so that's kind of player. That is not a lot of them around, so get him in your team will. Do you make you more unpredictable, so I think there's a lot of clubs after him. I will say that by mooning bills will be the favorites to get him him as well. Because they try not to get all the young German plays, likely Roy San New Bell, and maybe done kyw Harvard so this may be be the last time with C. in thorough wide in the Leverkusen. Sure you mentioned that by Munich after reportedly also after him. All the other clubs primetime clubs that are after his well. Where do you think he would end up? I think Chelsea is an outside chance because you've seen. Team event, they that followed their markets. They know what I got in in German speech check at has been a lot of Germany lately and and team of was a great deal, and they have to do something to be a title challenger for for next season I can see that happening I can see that he will go to London livable been told. We don't have the money at the moment. Manchester United are not in the market for kyw harbors thing, but by Munich is the thing that they seem to be the second always the favourite for for German players has been out for ages so they will be in for him. So I think that is a mindset of the player. How would I go away from the German Bundesliga? Done enough at the moment to prove myself on, I need an needed challenge and don't address to mate that thing. That team winner is already gone to to Chelsea. We have ruediger played a big part of of getting in there him there and I can see at Penta check will try to get there to give a call to harvest and try to tend to to come to London London great city. It won't be hard to to live there and play football there young. Let's change gears if we can. Bundesliga Promotion Playoff Heidenheim. BERTA Brennan played to a zero zero draw on the first leg on Thursday second-leg coming up on Monday. What do you think's GonNa Happen? Well, this was a massive game. Better Bremen home when he seeks one in the last game of the season scoring balls for fun, but it was very hard for them to knock down Heidenheim, Heidenheim has been. They didn't see goals. I think that was the seventeenth. Clean sheets have had all season on was struggling. Debrecen Madonna got a red card copter. Captain Moist Sandra he won't play on on. Mondays this bill going to be a tough one, I would see which stood the on I mean Hamburg. A Sports Fine Big Club has been struggling to get out of the second leg one again. This is for Vada branding winning titles for fund. For Ages now they find himself in this position. I would say to now is sixty forty brian hi well. They won't have the home advantage in terms of of intense home, chrome will, but German Bundesliga always come up with those kinds of teams come into their league and I think that is great for the Bundesliga, but it will be very bad for tradition club like weather Bremen thanks John Plenty more coverage of the Bundesliga German football over on our website, including an article from Gab mark, Coty, all the key one on one match ups for Saturday's final between Munich and Beyer Leverkusen. Is your money not sure what to do with itself right now at ally, they'll help it save for the future with their smart savings tools. Bucket your money for the things that matter most analyze you're spending and save automatically all on top of a competitive rate for all things money. You deserve an ally. Visit A. L. Y. dot com slash savings for more INFO ally. Do it right ally bank member FDIC. Hello. This is your apartment. I need some favors from you. Your cat keeps rubbing against the kitchen. 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We do feel very safe and We want every team to come into this bubble of following every protocol. You can have positive tests because this needs to be a safe place and our team does feel safe, and we need the teams to make the right protocols and. Take the right steps I think that been read on Nashville I. Think they are now trying to do the right thing. I'm very grateful for them realizing where they've kind of took the wrong steps and you don't. They need to come in here with zero tests and You know I wish. Dallas did the same. It's been a weird. Countries in the sense where we go to training and most has been the morning. We've had a couple of nights. But it's intense, and so you're out there for the first half of the day and it takes about our to finally recover, and then you're just relaxing and you go to to make sure you have a good long list of Netflix shows that you wanNA watch or the other spend some time with teammates because that's that's been fun to bond with them as well, but we've also poker games as well. which is fine, we we have an electric dartboard five five. Oh one or three hundred one game right now I'M A. Guy But Said those guys are pretty good and so anytime. Get a triple twenty We still go crazy. We try to emulate that the crowd of a of a European game. July the date ESPN. Has You covered for? The MLS is back tournament double header to start things off next. Wednesday Orlando City and Inter Miami followed by Nashville. Against Chicago all that action on ESPN. Championship Paxton on Friday athletic hosting mill eighty minute Connor Mahoney shots say but take cooper. There for the rebound millwall! When this final score of one nothing and pick up a huge I mean huge three points as we take a look at the championship table leaves Millwall in eight, just two points out of six and a spot in the playoffs, and how about this just a massive game on ESPN plus tomorrow seven place Darby County against fourth-placed Nottingham Forest. It's seven thirty am kickoff on plus part then. That's all the time we've got for this edition of ESPN. NFC. Thanks to everyone involved low shock. His Law and Frank La now it's the moment you've all been waiting for extra time. And stevie Nicks. Pay Their body welcome to this edition of ESPN NFC's extra time. What a moment! We are back, Danica. What do you mean what was that? Hey. Stevie I open extra time the same every time I host this show. What are you talking about? Exactly, What needs to change? We do have your questions. We have Stevie we. Fjortoft, actually our first question, right down that avenue. Can you please ask John to say? Hey, there, everybody in Norwegian. I certainly will. Hi this is the. Key and dog again. Stevie. A lot more than hi everybody. Celebration. He. Didn't have quite the excitement. Voice Yeah. Reason A. If. John was giving Kai Harvard's advice on where to go after Leverkusen. What would he say John? I would say to him that I think. It was a good idea what he did last summer. you made a Cristiano Renaldo of United Agreement remember when this other season. We let you go next summer on Rudy. Follow confirmed that today on. He said that I will probably miss. We try try to keep the, but the market has changed aloft in international football, not so much money around, so I think the probability is that he will not by Munich. But I would have said if you played in Germany five percent visor truck, in England you will not regret, it is great to play football. An England and I would have told him to go to a German coach because I think what for a young kid is good to go to one of his fellow countrymen, and that won't be Liverpool. Don't go rhino reach. Speaking of Liverpool, Stevie like to see Messi, in Liverpool, following his spat with the Barcelona board. Always Roguish John don't want to see live at Liverpool. It, off. I think twitter's having a laugh at. Who decided that that was? That was even a sensible question. Was a sensible answer you after take messy. Stevia got him. Touch US, 'cause. Yourself Cosme de usually on the one that gets the old bishop by you'd you got John this time? What do you think I? Don't know if you guys have seen this. What do you guys think of Bernardo's got? There's been video circulating of the Manchester. City player is not clapping. He wasn't exactly thrilled to be celebrating Liverpool's title. Stevia big deal or no. Yes I. Think is a big deal. Ever had the humble. Be. Potato, when you've been grid particularly when you've been dominant. And it comes you Tom to have to look up these look. Look at somebody else. Whether you actually believe it or not to fix my lawn, you give them a clap. And India breath. You can't wait to get after them and doing exactly what did when the game started, so yeah I. I think from a professional point of as a big thing. From a media point of view probably not. Listen Yulong listeners when Stephen Nicholas saying that he came after you. Can Games but he was like a lot of English. Players love that when I came to England because at that time, we have the drink with the with the opposition player after the game and I Respect that you have for each other on and off the. Off the face, but on the face you should go up to them, but Liverpool disturbed their guard of honor on yeah, respect and humble. This is good. Let me, let me tell you something. Nineteen eighty-nine nine when we lost the arsenal with the last kick of the game unfilled. After the game gone and changed. And I had to do. He's always. I was one of the. One of the guys who went to what was called the candy lungs, a sponsors lounge after the game and show. Yes it. It's such a bad result. But. You have to do what you do and one. That was on my way up the stairs towards the loan Jr.. I walked in to the manager of Arsenal Mr George Korea. Know. What I really wanted to do was to film and throw them down the stairs for. Professional respect I was just talking to. Straighten. Am Shuki town and congratulated him. Because that's what to do, and that's walk in pass always thinking. I wish we would play them again tomorrow. But I love that aptitude and I think that is the attitude that Stevie hot on a lot of the other players. They were very very hard players on the pitch. You have to respect each other. After the game Sunday. Get your revenge next season. That's. Usually did at that time. Yang with the addition of Sante and possibly hovered Biron space for all their attackers to play consistent minutes. It's a good question and there was a time when when by Munich central talk that we we don't want you, because because on dope ski and they were happy with that time as well because eleven dose used that time to get get fit again. They've got a lot of great wingers know in whom on Sunday, and they got a lot of them going in there, but I mean that is the part of playing. By immunity can you can take the heat get out. Get out to the kitchen and I. Don't want to sweat out. Just get out of the kitchen because that's how it is. If you sign for by immunity, that is part of it through hard competition. I must say I admire a lot by Munich. What I've done because they've done this silent kind of changing the team to young play, so that is just a part of the Roy on have to fight hard for this place as Thomas Miller did when he came back after being out in the cold by Niko Kovac dot for the for the big in the big clubs that is just a part of their daily routine that they have to fight for their place, Saturday and Wednesday. Guys, next question came up earlier this week on the show who finished in the top four between Manchester United Wolves Chelsea and Leicester City stevie. We're going to do this every week because. I think cutler weeks ago, we did it and I thought that less would pick enough points up to to stay in four. And especially short space Italian what games. Have kind of gone the other way and I think that. The team that will go certainly I. think Chelsea Manning United or the ones finish in the top four, and actually world's could finish I. Of course, if the thing goes through city being bond, and they would make, and as well so I think right now the we less gone, the ones are struggling to get. John? What's your order on those four? Yeah I agree with Steven Talk Tokens today. I will say that Manchester United will be will be top for having said that I think. We're less thrown up dom in a solo competitively like like the premise shape. Job They've done is excellent. And we knew that after corona that will be different teams coming out in different shape, indifferent form, and you have to build up that confidence. Like Lester as well. You'd be that pressure. You beat from the crowd being twelve men in the stadium. You missing all that kind of thing on on for the neutral, it'll be a fantastic competitive games at the end of the season. Who who will be up there and San Benghazi set some years ago. We said the be top. Foist is a trophy I. Can you imagine there are some clubs like monsters united and Chelsea accepting that at the moment, but like Stevie said in another part that we did today. I mean next season won't accept the Verandah of them. Then you also have to deliver titles. Stevie ever the academic. What was your favorite class at school before you became a professional footballer? Clever? You from Thomas and the clever seeks, it was an honest question straight from culled from the ranks of twitter I'm sorry. I didn't have one. I'll do any school for only with Holywood a skill for Plato. To play football and then when they went. School only went there for PS could play rugby football. Undo all the other sports so academically I help. About much interest in them. On. What was your favorite subject? was. Politics believe it or not. I around Communication Company here no way I work full Titians. We have to tell people like Steve contracts to the school, so they can learn some politics. I make some influence in this society Stevie I will give you the first. I'll tell you what I'll tell you. What he? Palm himself and that's the only way he'll be going by. Stevie the political science major I can see it now, Stevie, can you spell out the complete name of Yawn? That's a good one. Boy! You went to school I'm going to say Double Aa G. E.. Well the fuel. F. J for Jimmy. T! Four. T! JANAKA FJORTOFT! Well. That's. Not One hey, Hey! Dot. CA demings Paul. Send it to Thomas. Told Mrs Well. I will I'll get the clip to them right away. that's it for this edition of extra time. We'll be back tomorrow. Plenty more ESPN NFC on your TV screens all weekend. GEICO knows there are many reasons why ride from the thrill of the revving engine and pure adrenaline of flying down the highway to the confidence of knowing that Geico always has your back with twenty four seven access to claim service, but are Snyder has one reason in particular that I had extremely large upper arms. 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What's Next for Neymar?

"Hello there welcome into the show on adrian healey distinguished company won't pull marano to my ryan got shaka hislop when craig burley here and we are rejoined the elusive low who is back from his western u._s. Odyssey's lots to get into so you with you. Today i starting in the city of light the city of paris where the lights appear to be dimming for name. He wasn't pontiff squander gates name over the weekend. Can these was some of the particular banner held up by the coaches pretty much. The only one that passes the tests that we can show you get out. Neymar was the translate. It shouldn't the ultras reacting name all back in july when asked about his favourite locker remember he basically said the lottery montana the comeback full boss against the six one victory gab and jules have a new podcast. You may come across it. It's actually called the gavin jewels podcast kaas this was surely in laurent on neymar and level montag the things he said about the remote data being his best is memory football and this and we knew didn't go down well by never thought he will be that extreme from the ultras and violence and clearly. He's not welcome. Welcome there anymore by the fans that doesn't mean he's not going to play for p._g. Ever again if he was to stay if did doesn't happen if he has to stay at the club it it'd be very very difficult. I think to rebuild the relationship with the funds leading with this headline. Meanwhile a classical porn name name on classic. Oh which team needs name mall translation from the spanish newspaper it sits you might be in a way for a while but we still we're still talking about day but even more so let's divide data site the classical division to to start with boss alone and what your sense of his potential move to the new cam currently is well in a way this is what's changed from what we've been saying from the very very start this summer courses bits of information of come out which of course once just things are known it changes the way that things will play out and the very fact that leonardo who said the name or is is basically going to go that i think is enjoys talking there about the fans being annoyed about him talking about the six one victory. I think that would have been forgivable if they didn't have that sense as well. Since then things have moved on owns the point where neymar has totally in order that wants to go where leonardo is by saying publicly which by the way forces the price down or at least forces your hand a little bit and said look. We need to resolve this he he will probably leave. Thomas has been careful as effectively. Let that out as well and so. I think what's changed. Now is a willingness to try and get this done. I think one of the things that happens happens not just in neymars case but in all cases in trouser windows because you've got a couple of months you tend to spend the first six weeks putting things into place or waiting to see how things develop develop and then there's a rush on it and so i think we are now in that period where we're starting to get a movement on this of course we see in the fact that barcelona have been embarrassed today so his handyman they see this. This is a kind of first step towards his son and of course it's a first step often with other steps that weren't engineer publicly taken off those moments of waiting of lit win hidden messages of discussions behind the scenes. This is the first step of something that can properly be called a negotiation which no guarantee that happens and the truth is at boston comedy afford this and don't really have a natural place name on the side but they're drawn into this and why they draw into this partly they're drawn into this its name oh and it's exciting and we want to do it and we've got a president in particular not a sport director of president who wants to make this happen and then the other thing. I think this is a key thing. We saw it on the on the front cover. L'equipe roman should have been drawn into it and i suspect but i can't stand this up at this point. The name has tried to draw me into this in in essence really for one fundamental reason to get barcelona's a move 'cause enough from boston. You'd think we didn't get any more if they think we didn't get and rail madrid. Did that's a reason to go and get him. <hes> what's your sense of. Where would he be better right now or bus you would hands down there that are cited more advanced <hes> <hes> so i think bustle i mean this. I said right i mean how does he all the pieces of the puzzle with this evening. How does he fit in good players. Uh-huh anybody you'll have. I mean you have to rotate unless they sold the before. The window closes settling bus loan a more stable excite at the moment. There's no there's no he has to make a move hopping because for the reasons set talked about the fully the graph it was up there with the ultimate he's just going to get this done and i i've said this all along but goodness gays playing career bahcall according to what we as as one of the best players in the world and forget the circus but in that starting lineup potentially on friday against the where would he fit in. I mean who do you sit at a reason. Why are you going to do you go to the whole three up. Top you go numa <hes> suarez charisma dynamite the i totally agree with what the defendant to the course aside in essence essences gonna play to two defenders four four. They're going to be bombing followed. The the facts about these players is that they always have pasta notions. They put the ball to the right foot so they're able to keep possession of the ball. The within the coaches go to be cautious. Boats is that when they do lose possession are the in good positions is young and his biscuits. Are they going to you know organize aside because that's what's going to happen. Can they play that much fine pound. Yeah i think i they can but it's asking boston in particular. They're they're wearing box samedan alba according to that last graphic to do something that they've not really been asked to do over the last couple of years which is said back on just defend dole warrior getting forward leave that to the front four look players do find to find a way to make things work and especially boost catch gets in his processing region coming into grown he covers. I think somehow boston a mix. I played i played in a sale to team up a period and the john bonds when we had we tried to all these playmakers and i can tell you now. Obviously these are quality players. We tried to fight berkovitch and lubomir avdic. It was fantastic. We try these guys in the team and what we found when we went with scotland and played in european competition it it was just too difficult and i think that is going to be some sense here if it happens but getting the balance right because when they do a plate the teams in spain there are many of them are gonna do play in european competition. Some of these guys might have to sit on the bench. Yeah all being seti to earlier question. I always have been surprised that that real madrid wound interests interested a whole lot sooner. I felt all along that name on real madrid madrid his preferred the destination given that he always wanted to get out from lennon messy shadow. No there's no renaldo. I just thought that was a much going back to wherever it can work for fossil odor again looking at this study eleven the boys of highlighted ways could work but he's a right thing to do about celona well. I'm by the way you mentioned one of the names on the bench there. That's then ballet cop messy soir ingredient already. You've also then belay and you've got name us as oh. You got an extra platform fitting. They're kind of work. I mean he's been pointed out that you've got to fullback. Sues fundamental role is to attack. You've got a team that will play very high anyway. Suppose that helps helps up to a point of course it worked brilliantly. We've neymar before we've swear a messy swallow a little bit older and possibly not quite the play he was in two thousand fifteen and and you've got to find something to do with grease men and i think that tells you. This is the season that the secretary the technical secretaries weren't that keen on doing. I haven't really the money for it but the president is following this now. I still think there's a challenge. It doesn't happen but if it does yeah. It's going to be really really hard to make this work what else it could also john's high prophetically moment few start taking an extra body in midfield with all the team goal. We know how clever sales you brisket. Escape says brief can't get around the ones that know then you say well. They've got frankly. The young could do that but that's gonna be a hell of a impression not young coming into boss. Luis harm continue came in this type of player but it comes in and funfair and each for whatever reason many struggle to to get going the pressure russia the system bub blah young young. The last thing he needs is coming into such a huge club is to be left exposed and i say that because you know peop- defines will get on his back and so you have to be careful when you coach that keep saying you got to get the balance right of the side particularly in the middle of the apart to get the best you guys sit meanwhile astonishing really developments at a madrid. I'm sure one of your colleagues diego torrezon jason l. pious reporting about ends at the bernabeu who's reported in the british newspapers. The independent that dan is furious with his boss florentino keino perez at the promises made about acquiring popo obviously having come to fruition that even on the point of resigning. What can you tell us yeah i think it would be i think it would be pushing it to say that he's on the point of resigning right now but i think i think diego has been cleared. This would happen for a while. All this was possible outcome and that she we've talked on this show before as a possible outcome but the dan came back at the time he came back because he was offered guarantees because he was offered the the chance to rebuild a squad which is very different to the type of role that he did when he came in last time that went hand in hand promised to buy the plays that he wanted and in in particular as well of course to get rid of the plays that he didn't want and that includes comments rodriguez returning from loan bomb unique and then moving him on and of course the man. We've been talking about for so much this summer gara file now i don't. I think there's any doubt a tool that you see the white for example is the dan spoke about biologic. It was germany that was a message not just bio but it was a message to his board of directors all right to the president as well and i think there's no doubt saddam will be frustrated what's happening. He will be frustrated looking at this thinking. This isn't quite what i was told would happen but of course there is a difference between a club. That doesn't do what you want and a club is trying to but unable to do what you want. It's not that easy moved gareth by lawn. <hes> <hes> that's the point is a great point and that's exactly the point and there's something of this short for for weeks weeks. Is that got us bail for for whatever reason seems intent to say look. I know you want me to go bought. I'm holding a calc- because i'm under contract and i'm going to stay in. I'm gonna fight from a place whether the manager the lakes me on a said said you can try. All you want to play it in his agent decide. They're going to titan to investigate what the one england anywhere it feels like. Saddam was given certain assurances that it was a the money thing going on which is why i sympathize with unholy fees about god and listen. I understand exactly what craig seeing but then if you knew ooh that guys beer is holding all this power. If you're florentino perez not able or not willing to take on that responsibility on whether it's being what what he wants lonzo all paying a part of removing domingos guarantees not to somebody like sedan who the only reason he's coming back because he is. He's things things are going to be done his way. The gareth bills terrible football. Maybe he's not integrated into real madrid. We've been talking about for years book. He still is incredible talent so the thing is if if if i'm going to move him on sit downs got away with him so simple as well integrated interior madrid i mean he's not obviously it's just all the stories of the language and lack of but the guy's been hugely successful there the problem as incident does not wake him saw oh big player who's like you said crates holding all these laws you gotta get something out of shouli yup say. I know you just bank. What are the chances in your book. That gareth bale plays meaningful football for madrid this season well. I think there is a difference between the situation situation. When you're trying to get a player out situation wants the windows closed and the players to lynn and at that point oversee the it becomes imperative. I think to try and get something off him when and you're trying to force him out of course you tell them there's no way you'll play at that point. Maybe shifts but zan clearly does not like gareth bannon doesn't want to play the best scenario and frankly i think scenario that gareth byles kemp have in mind the best nari for our bodies that yeah zinzan doesn't last very long whoever comes in and takes over from him does one gareth altiplano apply. We shall see of course quite a way to go. In the spanish transfer window transfers talk webpage still up and running every day the updates e._s._p._n. F._c. dot com the league campaign pain kicking off this weekend athletico madrid. Perhaps the most change team of the front runners the ins and outs of headline by greenspan's departure lucas. It's an desert rodri- also leaving but zhao felix miranda making his move permanent guarantee of kibera trip here of course <hes> from sedentary different looking athletic majel felix the headline act a great preseason with the coaching eras five games three goals and forces for the man who cost one hundred twenty million young portuguese phenomenon sandwich the ninth season of l. chile diego simione is what we're looking at very different looking athletico. What's we level of expectation for them. Do you think one of the moment it feels like the expectation is that this is going to be the best of his teams. Now i think it possibly as early to say that and if you call it your minds back to early in the summer when we were looking at those departures that list you've shown just there this six regular starters in that team of players who've left and not just six regular starts but as you really embodied the kind of the identity the team you philippi lewis and one from that's who fullbacks how long they've been there the importance of golden the departure of rotary aura. He was a new arrival but he was kinda. The midfielder who's gonna take the place likes gabby for many years and of course grease men in there as well and you look at that and nothing for there's a problem here because they don't just need to change players. They're going to need to change the identity entirety. Toddy identity didn't feel like it fitted exactly with samir only with all of the things that seem yanni is being for the previous season's atletico madrid now what's happened in preseason season is to completely blow those ideas apart as to show to us or at least to make us thought to think hang on this could really work this new athletico madrid could could be every bit as good as the previous ones may even better and of course there's lots of reasons for it but one of them is that name at the top of the agile alex who's been absolutely brilliant now. It's a lot to ask. It's a huge amount of pressure to put on him but simione said the other day. One of the great things about mc seems to keep on learning. He keeps them working hard. I don't think he's a club that won't let him rest whether they'll give him the creativity and the freedom to create and to be that player that he's been we don't really know for sure but the early signs in preseason all aw this could really work and if it could really work if they really are as good as it currently looks. Why shouldn't they compete for the league. Title diego cost out this weekend against the topics sound felix compete. The only thing is it's a wait and see with particularly the by four which has been obliterated four was really the thing that glued them together for a long period because it was so in june with each other and we know how they defended the defendant times at might be a a bit more of an exciting athletico madrid say this year and not walk them with a fleet up front so yeah i mean you got to make changes at some point nice what would see and i think that made the big changes the big guys out some fresh faces and why not absolutely can give the two boys around for money paul. You're looking looking for watching them. I am yeah. I think i've always been admira simione a-this terrific manager we get the best. What is the system that enjoy whether we enjoy watching them. Play previously is questionable book. I think with this young kid assists joe phillies. E is a really special talent. I've got no doubt that they will be given the freedom to express himself and this is when when you when you're in a football club and you see a special talent coming to the football club you gotta feed a lot. Lot is a very very special talent so i think they come push the nothing they're going to be attractive to what you think without question they push boss on this. This real madrid who finished second last season yeah and as much of a departure as it is from the usual viggo symbionese teams teams what we've seen from them. This preseason has been simply outstanding and as as we sit right no when you compare what we've seen from them how things seemed to be running on compared oh to real madrid for instance which began about them before there's no question that they continue to write no more stable more settled and playing better football that madrid madrid the question is have they closed up on boston and or will they close the gap in boston. Boston is still have their issues but still no messy now. Only question around and let me team for me is our show felix. He's still a teenager outstanding as years instead of the it's indeed ever miss eddie part of our show. The youtube web page is the place to go over four hundred seven thousand subscribers and county now all four lalita which kicks off this weekend bossa loaner four to seven on to win. What would be there. <hes> fifty six years rail madrid three two athletico madrid. You can win money on athletico madrid to win the nineteen twenty league type. Let's get some predictions. Let's get some soothsaying into the show say it's actually staunchy john g relook at recent history. Last eleven years bossa have won the title h of the last eleven round madrid just twice athletico the once who's going to be giving give us your top three in order for it was very easy thing so then you said kind of ruined starting with the old sale at that price athletico madrid i mean they got to be worth a bet and bear in mind we sometimes overlook this and in particular in the first us these two seasons because madrid won the champions league but let's go madrid finished ahead of two seasons in a row now wouldn't be cute surprise for them to finish ahead of madrid. I'm gonna go barcelona. Athletico madrid might be popular. Pick bossy wouldn't deviate from that basel strongest could be really exciting. <hes> season for lead toco madrid and bearing in mind what's going to happen and they'll next you know however many days the transfer window cl madrid still have to strengthen so i'm going for them and <hes> change first second third second. I'm at this point. The only beating point is i'm. I let you i let me close to bossa than be to them. Other than the front three the top three i think is predicted to fall to the margin of how close can push passer or if you think this is craig alluded to earlier the two sons defenders earth lettuce. I i i'm not quite so savage is never really done it for me to be honest i. I just think that if comes into boston nothing sounds boss. Wanna win it so i'll go with lots more. Would you take for athletic oh to actually actually overhaul them. I mean we boss have to implode completely well. I mean on the one hand you kind of wonder if boston i'm going to have at least one on the champions league themselves and maybe that plays into to let keeping the gap very tight but a lot will have to go right for letty a lower go wrong gaurav basu and offer. Let's table. It depends on the defensive side. I it always depends on the defense. Look both the size all three sides. Formula's plays going forward and book can they block the goals of a little bit con boscell owner if they are going to throw caution to the wind unplanned system that he's going to be ultra attack come. They concede that us. We saw the defense wins championships esotique. It helps you guys in the middle of the pot lorraine to who is now potentially going to be regular. Nuts not always been the case. It's a big pressure. I didn't i think trip he had his best season last year no supporting them but so he's gonna have to improve but absolutely why with coach knish site not challenge for uh league title again i think the <hes> now then extra time every day on the show that's the portion of the show directed by your questions youtube in case you missed it. Uefa champions league qualifying third qualifying round last year's this <hes> delightful story i xe getting through by the skin of their teeth against powell from greece didn't get great celtic. The transylvanian lenience clues sang that ethan nashwan crash as a big one israeli protests a massive if nato obviously that they will be seething there is a european trophy on the line tomorrow in istanbul that would be the supercop liverpool the big womb. Yes the big one in istanbul who's going to win. Jokes problems opens at the moment getting off the pecking up off. The united defeats a little bit of pressure on ninety. Let's see we shall see well. <hes> we're back to that final on tomorrow's tomorrow show. Hey we go extra time to start with shocking use the celtics bid for uh-huh champions league glory off the wait. Another year klay was crying polo for glorious clear. Now i mean i mean i know haven't played their how potent as to the support of your club for a particularly big support sixty thousand isn't and then see the game all i can only imagine from plastics -perience much stick yes. Did you ever experience any of us. Two how some highs and some of the coverage celtic toughness it's tough to play him from when you good they'll they'll support you and when you bought and i'm trying to get my mic because they let you know about it the european collect why not be forgiven plan waiting for up and gospel and the crowd and the pressure <hes> a few eah yeah. I know some people just buckle said lo is with us said one western odyssey but first of all porto another big name crashing out of the champions league third qualifying. What did you make of that. The two three finalists from many years ago we still remember as being the craig's talking about the fines and gulf tangent but it's as a relatively good while the the most extraordinary thing i've ever seen and it was genuine. You were talking eighteen ninety thousand celtic fans and seville which is a big city but not really big enough for that many skulls else boiling four five degrees the walls and there were literally people just lying in the streets unable to move from for heat and drink and i remember going into a bar on the way to the stadium and also for drinking them saying that the only thing they had left with coffee because literally every single cold thing they had had being sold it was just an extraordinary experience and it's worth pointing this out in fairness. The celtics got absolutely lutely robbed by type thing that was that was the win that stein josie marine years managerial two thousand three. I was there. I was walking from bbc you see radio and so i was there and said right could move fluid from east midlands airport is to seville and stupidly for i walk in eastern zaire poor just been normal under was just celtic bodies lie. Whoa that wasn't an airport in the united kingdom that wasn't because not couldn't on the flights coming out of the gospel so there was splendens cantons. I run the whole of not an airport. You could go right in the u._k. That they run and finding a way to seville. It was incredibly incredibly agitated. They've made a champions league or the scottish found. This incredible fox electric says the they wanted to go against you by the way we behave well. Go some questions for ghost poll actually this. You're on your own question. Pull mariners bugle is back <hes>. How would you guys right. The premier league's use of vodka in the first okay well. The bugle look the stolen incident when yes he was up so i'm never got over. The hawk say i'm always in his armpit craig. Come on some examples pretty prolific. How did this was on yesterday to get them in a straight jacket because he's upper plate. I took the naysayers and ended up people. Who don't i don't mind i i told her thanks to step forward and as i said yesterday in the show problematic automatic things in the game in via like you know the dominance of the clubs in the relative leagues way more problem for the elite clubs just dominating anything you know be as g by liverpool city event is whoever i've never known many people to be upset with decisions that craig ah through a subjective one but i've never learned so many people take opposite well. I know that this session was correct but it was changed. Claes clubs say what did you make of <hes> <hes> first week looking from afar on the perennially well i mean in hawaii wii an the very large risk of sounding like a small pants here. I enjoyed it because i was really just watching what we've been going through for year in spain and so this this is a process that all of these discussions before we've seen before and to give you a spanish view on it or at least an englishman inspire view of it other start the season. It seems to be very everyone is buying. This season went on genuine. He got to the point where i started thinking i walk. Even justice isn't isn't enough rewards have to part with this the best thing about the stolen incident when he was offside was the reaction when the goal was chalked off by the western funds priceless astonished astonished laughing moving on michael <hes>. I think i know what the answer is going to be yet. Have any of your full manages all of you former players in a yelling match with the opponent's manager i'd be very surprised if if any uh-huh any you have had platt stood on the sideline and gone in a yellow match with an opposing management you know of no really not you. You're monitoring you. Gotta show too much with the opposition one of your manager one and getting a yelling match with yes. I think that happens. I think my just have exceeded on the sidelines only yeah that'd be unique the unique about yeah. That's what i thought i noticed the question. I had been missing for new opposing manager graham taylor who is not what he was. He was going tomato red one the me into a vote that on a couple of weeks also also graham chapman leaves loud wind in soa muesli up lovely <music>. One i understand is that one day had an argument with the manager of brunei national team mistakes jackson does sound very strange to that we on with jesse on those an english gentleman managing public very well don't know who getting a lot of argued all subjects at picking up on a question for yes today yesterday's f._c. Extra-time stevie didn't think that craig would be a good manager and county wants to know <hes> the rest of the panel coughing having monorail well. I'll see you. There wasn't go go school. Talk off this the club to pick not tight. Some mind can't even get e._s._p._n. Close australia service on his foreign but it's only four food tomato who we went to go and massachusetts on only have to do is get in the car in these foreign and the aleph fifties wallet and then we said is hopefully goldcorp so we took off the turn one night told to it but you will cost you the nicest bloke on the gulf coast with all the all the members. You're lonely yeah so why why is he pullen you but nine hundred ten south east but then the management roles were to that point golfing craig on studio craig two different in cribs to go okay what about coaching ritual which one which craig showed up golfing outflow both i watched d._v._d.'s tracy was because we're provoked been in training grounds for years of what under some big monitors deaf account because i think he's trying to see the maybe have a short fused with some of the playoffs. I've not managing courts because i've never wanted to do the poll how much you have to change to some extent did so good by you live alone. Yes i'm grits. Ah ah shouldn't be an issue said issue a uh funds ten guy ninety ten guys d._v._d.'s nine hundred ten have to pick your battles so you agree with them all right now. What mall food can ever escape and indeed guys want. Is your favorite indian food being for every <hes> maharani ending for well as a as a an and we struggle around to you to get quality that we we do ya gotta say a good spicy chicken madrid. We are <hes> indian food trinidad and tobago different from indian food anywhere right right so i'm trying to be what was yeah right here. Outside zone the bill lamb ruben diaz is gonna go to yeah. I was going to go into coma. Although i like the mile preemies wanted to say you might as well just strawberry yoga uh-huh yoga for my <hes> say carried out. I just knew that the minute you said coleman got away with in many years which is why i was gonna say madrid's even though it's not true this is this is what happens in the curry is a measure of strength. Somehow now the depends but i i would go somewhere between chicken ticket without the also chicken ticket or a really good gel frizzy liability. I believe i believe sit minute yeah <music> frizzy for me all right with a site a coma in yoga. The the the the method india yet is chicken tikka. Masala lots do stand idle inside a deal onto which is a lot aspect of it because i can fire it up the cape. We can't let you go without exploring a little bit of your recently. He concluded gino favorite t._v. Does lightning claims not well. He likes to when he goes. He goes for the traditional governments. Take on chris chris and eh gonna. It is a journey how the west was won. You just you just i did like twenty five hundred miles around the winston u._s. Tell us save it was a it was a lot of fun. Yeah go gotten a lot of national parks all in hamburgers. Which is the the permit probably probably my favorite was <hes> it was being in the sea with sea lions monterey bay all right see pasta a few years years ago striving sodas yeah best fuji hatch on the entire trip said burgers ooh <hes> that was fourteen months rise well jesse food monterey. Yeah see laugh. The low family was the dog ugly. It was it was the dog was back in madrid thing off today in the pipe <hes> and this is a bit of a side one bay comes the ozone going into a shop in summer on route sixty six. It might have been williams modern flag stop. I can't remember it was a sign on the door saying please. He's do not come in here. Pretending your dog is a service dog and i fought come on. I'm seriously do that. That was my first and my second because that's that's a great idea stellar everywhere yeah well it needs to do is pretend she's a service dog and then for some reason today about a week lights. I read an article about this today. One of one of the papers part of this is a genuine problem in particular in the u._s. People genuinely pretend they're dogs are there to help them. How brilliant story talked about how there's been problems on flights. We've we've served. I still promise you. I'm not making this up. Assistant peacocks hype have emotional assistant peacocks chee offense defense smiley face. That's for sure. I'm goodness peacocks all right so it's it's a home improvement empire is waiting to be. I tended to <hes> so lots of those on his travels. We will be back s._p._n._f._z. tomorrow. We'll ever supercup final to <hes> to review for you.

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Caught Offside: The new Newcastle

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We have a lot though that we are going to discuss We kinda like dipped our toe in the water of the Newcastle takeover situation. Last week. Today we're going to dive in full cannonball. Kristen handed who we've had on before to talk about Newcastle Matters. He's a football writer for longtime Newcastle supporter. We're going to talk with him. This is our first foray. Jj since we've started this new technology into having guests on. I can't wait for everything to go wrong. And this podcast probably never see the light of day. People are so loving. Are Low tech efforts These these past few weeks also. Some people need to start listening. I posted that it was Kaz birthday. He turned thirty today on a bunch of people like to Pete. Well I say a bunch of people to people who I got angry at. It's only two people amongst thousands but two of them go. Oh you should talk about what went wrong at Real Madrid. We need to podcast a goal at sad you kick saying what a low tech operation this is like. It's not as two tin cans like on a on a line of string like this is actually a pretty impressive technology. If you ask me that neither of us are in studio and yet we're still able to record and post a podcast. I think some of the technology a little short to be honest. Yeah I mean when we can have the better Russian opera each week right bringing us into Belorussian football. That's amazing we've got a big mail bag. You sent me the questions ahead of time and there are some that I really like. There's another one that I wanted to add. But we'll get to that red cards and man of the match make their triumphant return. I Love My red card Although some of the steam was taken away from it by Tony Cascarino. I'll explain why when we get to that towns on the podcast But let's start the show. Jay Now there was actually before even get into our initial topics. There were two things that I wanted to mention straight out of the gate the first one being props to NBC S. N. Over the weekends they've been showing some EPL classics and like it's been the kind of stuff that like. I'd gone through and I've seen that a game is on and I'm like okay. I'll fold laundry while while I put this on his kind of background noise and I know all the results I remember these games like the back of my hand and yet like whatever I'm doing I stopped and I'm sucked back in. And this past weekend. They had on what our favorite John Champion Games the Manchester United Leicester City game with the incredible king. Power roar that we used to just have a drop of the roar from Jamie Vardi scored in Leicester City's comeback over man united. And then. I couldn't believe this but after that was the famous Liverpool Crystal Palace match the The three three and my stunned amazement so I watched the whole thing and then I go on twitter afterwards and you basically live tweeting it from the show account. I gotta say I admire you for doing it and if I were a Liverpool fan that is one of those games that I I raise the tape. I Never Watch again. I try to delete it from my memory. I can't believe you sat through it again. Remember Andrew that was the early days of our podcast in two thousand fifteen and I think. One of the best early podcast. We did because a lot of them were questionable but the best early podcast we did was when I told you about my watching my viewing experience of that game. Do you remember no while I'll give you the quick story a buyer and Bay Ridge which has since closed and I'm on my own I. I'm going to order lunch and I'm going to watch the Game I've accepted. We're not winning the league because we just lost on the Sunday against the way you said that last week I don't believe you. I believe that is a defense mechanism that you employ but the news not sided sided. It was not decided but it required Man City to slip up and I didn't slip up and I was right. There wasn't one but anyway so I'm in this bar and I'm watching this game and there was a friendly chap who. I didn't know at the time who turned out to be our friend. Tom Fits at the end of the bar. And I'm just eating my chips or whatever I'm doing and the whole game happens and right at the end Louis. Wars is so desolate so absolutely devastated by what's happened. He pulls his Jersey over his head and he starts crying and Stephen. Jared comes to console him and blocks away the camera and behind me. I hear this guy he goes in all I can. Here's the voice man ups Juarez. So I hear it the first time and I'm like just ignore just ignore. You're a bigger person your your early thirties. Jj Now mid thirties. Jj Don't react. Then he says it again as the camera and by the way NBC skysports. Whoever was covering that game had defeat. They didn't talk. They cut the commentary. There was no blathering from. The studio was no are low white. There was nothing. The camera jaw followed Girardin Suarez and and being the images as they were own filtered and I hear the voice again man up Suarez and I'm like okay cheeses. If he says this one more time on unsworn still crying and he's walking off. Jared is guiding him. He can't see his Jersey's over his head he's done he's emotionally spent and I hear it again man ups Juarez and I turn around. I said we you ever shut up. Willia- I said if you expended the energy that this guy has the absolute emotional moment. He's in right nine. What are you talking about? Why don't you shut up now? That's never ways in any bar to do anything like that and afterwards I did apologize. I said I'm sorry for freaking out at you. Just just get all got to me. And he goes no no no. It's fine it's fine fine but Yeah that was the incident. Yeah it's funny to going back and watching. That game I know is a different time. Players are younger. Players aren't yet who they are now but like I'm watching it and you just see you. You almost forget like Oh yeah. That's right. Where he sterling. Oh Yeah Trifu Patino Suarez. Sturridge like actually being a great goal you look at that. Liverpool team and your and you know Gerard still at the end of his prime. You're Kinda like boy. I do wonder if they kind of let one get away that maybe they they were good enough to have got all my God. They absolutely did. But then you look at the defendant. You look a Mama Taco you look at Martin scarf and you look at Mineola. And you're thinking Howard these bozos top league that's the other side to it. Yeah game but Andrew. That game was a stroll for sixty minutes. I come on this podcast. I can't do this. I'm just wondering if people WANNA tweet US during the week. What is 'cause I'm saying that that's the game almost more than any other for JJ that? I can't believe like to me. That's won't you delete? I'd like to hear from other people. The teams that they support the game that they just refuse to ever watch again obviously for me any USA fan say the Trinidad game like that was instant. Delete on your dvr. I'm trying to think. From Spurs some of Tottenham Arsenal Games. The what was it. The five to Tottenham were up to Nilo against Arsenal storm back and scored five straight. That one was about to lead the battle at the bridge towards the end of the fifteen sixty absolute absolute delete no question so I'd be curious. Seo Soccer Pod people tell us your team and the game that you could absolutely never watch again One other thing too. I just want to right out of the gate quickly not going to dwell on it but I do want to thank everybody. I could not believe the reaction I got from people from what I talked about last week. About kind of the struggle is a harsh word. Because I love my kids and they've been so great during this but just having multiple young children during this quarantine. I talked about how it's been difficult and I I don't know I wasn't even really expecting a ton off of it and Jayjay. It's it's probably more reaction that I have personally gotten to anything I've said since we've been doing this podcast people who wanted to just event and until you have a child until you have a child you do not understand it really is the ultimate version of that but there were there. Were clearly a lot of people that that resonated with who I think needed to just hear that they're not alone in this and so but and by the way you then responding to me the way all of you guys did give me that same feeling of okay good. It's not just me like so. Thank you to all of you. I can't even go through name by name but like tons of reaction was really really nice and just everybody hanging there. We will get through it. That's all I'm going to say about it. Okay all right here. We go along those lines in this corona virus world that we are living in. Jj I would say I'm scrolling through various stories. Yesterday thing okay. What ARE WE GONNA? Kinda talk about that sort of like the struggle each week even though we then find a way to effortlessly dude sixty minutes ninety minutes. But I'm sure through again and I was like okay. They're just like as long as there's not another negative Tottenham story then like the podcast will be fine and then right straight away. Steering me in the face is another negative tottenham story that surgery and Mussa Soco half had been forced to apologize for training together this on the heels of US talking. What was the last week or two weeks ago? About Joe's in radio hope holding an open training session in the middle of a public park This this and that of course on the heels of Daniel Levy stopping at Tottenham stopping to pay certain staff members although they have since changed their mind on that and said it was the wrong decision. But whatever your initial choice was the wrong one. It's just a candidate. It feels like this whole season has been one misstep after another like this is just. When is this going to end and with with the story in particular it's frustrating to me? Not from a Tottenham standpoint but from a human being stamp. Why because you've got people right now? In America in England Spain Italy wherever you've got people of far less means in far smaller homes. In far worse circumstances who are following the rules but like these guys orientates a soco like they're making crazy money still even with whatever pay-cut they do wind up taking. They're making crazy money they live in mansions and it's like they're the ones who can't follow the rules but like everybody else who's struggling to get by like there. Were all doing it. But you guys can't that from a human standpoint it drives me nuts. It's absolutely crazy Here in Ireland are here in Ireland in Ireland. I read a report today. That Saint Patrick's athletic have laid off and there are primarily team in in our daily off all their staff. Older playing staff groundstaff. Everybody just to keep the club going and you see the sacrifices they've made on all you're asking for these. Two boys is to stay in but Andrew I I hate to do this. Tottenham have being sold in act in terms of PR and the way they've managed like you said this entire season but particularly the last month to six weeks that me and you are leaving out stories about them. How did we not mention this one which was broken by Matt Law in the Telegraph? Just a few weeks back. Daniel Levy has given consideration to put in to putting Tottenham Hotspur ground staff who have not been furloughed to work at his private herefordshire days. During the corona virus crisis taught them insist that chairman Levy would pay? Any staffer uses privately himself rather than work through their spurs salary as the club to keep employees in work. I mean. Do you know how that sounds. That sounds like Dickensian. I will take some workers from the MU. I'm they show is right. What is this? It's incredible Tottenham cannot get out of their own way and we're still forgetting stories. I just remembered the other one when this before. This had really begun when it was when Corona virus was starting to become a thing. But we weren't quite sure yet. Just how serious remember the video the daily Alley posted in an airport that he had to apologize for? I mean it's what are they doing? Can somebody take control here and tell these guys to just start behaving properly? Who who is leading this group media relations and PR companies in years to come wolf. Study this as an example of how not to act in a pandemic like it's incredible now me and you have consistently said this that often in preseason what do we see trips away so so midseason trips away if you're out of the danger zone for players summertime danger zone for players a lot of players because of the cost of the Dan and quiet lives that they've led you know they've never really been in society. They have never really learned from mistakes. Especially the modern footer. It seems you've often said this. I've often said this. You can't leave them to their own devices. Are you're just going to end up with these incidents. You're right now. Look I do want to say. It's not entirely fair to paint every member of the team. Would this brush I follow. All these guys Tottenham players on twitter and the Tottenham official account and there's also been a lot of good stuff that they've done I know Harry Kane and Jordan Henderson were both instrumental in all the captains coming together to donate money So like but I don't know they. These stories about them in particular seem to be finding their way into the mainstream with a with a frequency. That is a little too great for my or I would think any Tottenham fans liking so and sadly enough. I will have one more one more story. That doesn't exactly paint them in the most negative light. So we we've taught them find as a co host and we are hemorrhaging Tottenham listeners. Right now let's move on Let's move on so this is now getting to the moment. I think that a lot of us have in one way or another been expecting slash dreading the Dutch air. Dvd's announced yesterday on on Tuesday that the league will likely not continue after. The government extended a ban on major events in the Netherlands until September. First now so it's not done quite yet but it's it's likely that the league will not continue and the season we'll just simply end as is with by the way a tie right now at the top of the table in that lead. I saw that news and it made me start to wonder like I have said throughout that to me. The only option is the one where the season is abandoned. The the only option that I don't approve of is the one where the season is just suddenly abandoned I wonder if other leagues have been waiting for the first domino to fall like if there are other leagues that are just didn't want to be the first one to do this and had been waiting for somebody else to open the floodgates and now potentially the Dutch League has and I wonder if we will start to see other leagues making the same decision. Because they're not willing to necessarily compromise future seasons in. I I hear what you're saying Andrew But am I decided I'd go onto some Dutch news websites today and out. Is there any particular reason why the devil may just have to not continue and I went to an EU dot Annella? Which is one of the leading online Dutch websites on. Its there appears to be a key. Difference in Dutch law so playing matches without an audience does not seem to be an option before the first is September raids This article on annual dot. Nfl because unlike in Germany for example those Jews matches they count as events. So it's not in Germany. It appears to be the case that they're looking to play without crowds and they will be able to find a legal way forward to do that in Holland. Even the gathering of players is an event. So that's the problem there straightaway and it actually makes sense. And it's something that I was on kicker today on the Germans have they recalibrated their expectations to the DFL was still fighting for an amicable amicable solution with the media. Partners of the League on the plan payment of the outstanding television money to thirty six professional clubs in early May according to kick a research disown has not yet agreed to pay the fourth and final installment for the season. It is unlikely that the League will start again on. May Ninth. The Prime Minister's Armand Lash et on Marcus Odor. Spoke in favor of this appointment on Monday. Evening thus declaring the top top priority soda however restricted on. Shoes did that. His green light was tied to an okay by the Robert Koch Institute and Federal Minister of Health Chen Span. The article goes on to say it's more likely to be the end of May the German football will reconvene but it all depends on what the health minister on the health? Experts are saying and the likelihood is Andrew that two teams true squads with all that entails will still be really problematic to bring together as bodies of people. Yeah I mean look. It's probably a larger group of people than what we give credit for like. Let's say so. How many people bare minimum do you think it would take for a game to be played bare minimum right if you talk about the teams the staff and whatever television personnel are on hand bare minimum? You think we're talking. I mean if it's doing to adults including one hundred but including stewards Andrew including groundstaff including essential people. It's going to be two hundred okay. So then that isn't event because weddings of one hundred. Fifty or two hundred people are being canceled. You know so like even though it looks like it's not because you're going to have fifty thousand seats empty if there is still two hundred people there that's like that is every bit. The event that other events are that have been forced to be canceled. So I guess that's the main reason that the dodge of of moved in this way they recognized the gathering of two teams and two staff until crews or whatever is going to be there as an event and so they're just. They're looking like they're going to have to can't yeah and then additional news today that By the way I should have said before that I Accident Alkmaar. That are right now tied on points atop table. I xe ahead on goal difference so like now. I haven't seen the details as of yet as to if the tape if if I actually actually be crowned champions because of that or if it's going to be just a total abandonment as if the season never happened I don't think either I don't think so either. And because like I said it's not official yet but that president will be interesting as well to see what they decide in terms of how that's going to be handled and then additional news today that you wafers hope is for domestic leagues to be completed by July thirty first and then the month of would essentially be devoted solely to completing the European competitions of the Champions League and the rope elite I'll say this on paper. That sounds Nice. It also sounds very optimistic to me. Extremely Optimistic Andrew. And I think if you're listening to the experts as I know you are because I know you listen to the daily from the New York Times and there was a rather how shall we put it somber knowles on Mondays daily if people listen to it where they had the New York Times epidemic and pandemic experts Been writing about pandemics for years and years on it. I I mean again it. It even ties into what we said last week in the excuse me. Sports illustrated article. I'm not so sure we're going to see sports in the way we think we are as soon as people are. Projecting are hoping for so obviously different countries are going to have different guidelines different expectations but for whatever whatever prominence you place in voice like Bob. Costas I mean. I've heard him say multiple times this week. That at least here in the United States his belief that we will not have team sports in the year. Twenty twenty which is just depressing to hear on top of all the other depressing news. That is out there right now. That is just such a kick to the Groin as somebody. Who who's we make a living out of this and we love sports. It's you know it's more than just a hobby for us. It's kind of become like our livelihood so it's such a sad thought to think that this year is going to go by And really the only champion. That's going to be crowned will have been super bowl champion and everything else will just sort of recede into the attic of history I do like the idea. I think it is kind of a cool thought to have domestic leagues done. And then just have this like European competition just all thrown at you all at once. I think like it'll kind of if it does work out. It could add. Sort of like a hyper level to what is already a a pretty intense competition so I think that will be fun to see. The Games just played on top of one another. I think Andrew Whatever guys sports comeback. It's going to be hyper real to all of us. It's going to take. It's going to hit our senses in a way that nothing has before and You know most of the tweets. I see from people now who are resigned to a long term absence much longer than six weeks which we've experienced so far seven weeks They're talking about how it's going to take his toe. It's going to feel how real it's GonNa be the House sports back. Yeah One thing I wanted to ask you about so obviously whatever these events are when they do come back. I think it's everybody's expectation. Come back and empty stadiums. Yes just like. I think we've all accepted. When would you when we'd like you? Jj feel comfortable. Going to a sporting event again. I don't know Andrew I would say I mean again I am totally and solely listening to Listen to what the experts are saying but conscious of how this thing is communicable. I feel like January or February. I mean it's an arbitrary time to put put on but with the way it's being projected in the necessarily mean that you have to give me a date I just mean like when let's say when we have the algae goes on television and says it's my belief that it's okay for crowds to resume attending sporting events. Would that in itself be enough for you to say okay? I'm good now or would you even take your own buffer for the next six months after that a year Ivan ought to respect for for the imminent doctor? It will be vaccine. Okay you know because I think you will not go to a sporting event until you've had a vaccine for this until there is one. Yeah now I believe I believe. I've had covert nineteen and I still don't know and no one can clarify for me one hundred percent whether or not I have antibodies And that I am immune permanently. I don't even know that. So I I'm I'm scared to be around anybody right now and that's just a that's just the head space. I'm in yeah you're not alone and I think that you are in the majority of people in terms of not wanting to attend a crowded big event until there's a vaccine. I really think that that's like curious. What gains will look like if the go ahead is given by governments by sports governing bodies whoever for crowds to resume attending sporting events? I really do wonder what those crowds will look like. If we're talking half full a quarter full. I don't know that's who the hell knows. I don't know about anything I don't know all I know is Andrew. I'm glad I didn't drop one hundred dollars on deaf tones tickets for July. Why was that a deaf tones? Were coming to New York. They rarely play on the east coast. What they weren't GonNa Refund your tickets. I don't know I've heard a lot of people I'm not speaking about. The deaf tones are their management or anything. But I've heard a lot of unconscionable I presume they would well not if even if not a refund. I'm sure they would. They reschedule their tour. And then you would have tickets to the next New York show right. I mean I can't believe they would just take your money if that's if that's the bandit you're supporting. I. I don't want you listening to their music anymore and I'll take your take your advice on music their stor. I take that as an unbelievable compliment. As we wait for handed you will be joining us any second now to talk about Newcastle. Jj catch people up to speed. If anybody didn't listen to that last week it looks like Newcastle is now in the final phases of a takeover which is kind of been headed up by Amanda Stapley. Who has been at the forefront of this really for a number of years now since Mike Ashley I put the team up for sale She is sort of acting almost as a front woman for a Saudi. Arabian consortium which is essentially the the face of which is the crown prince right. It's the and the consortium funds are the public investment of Saudi Arabia. This is a a state run state-sanctioned Project. Yes and it looks now like we're heading into the final phases here where it seems like what has been conjecture over the better part of the last two and a half years or so. It looks like this is actually now going to happen But it's not without some protests from fairly prominent organizations. Amnesty International has protested. This and believes that it should not go through because of Saudi Arabian human rights violations. And then be in sport. The television network has protested this end. They've made it clear in their protests that it's not necessarily because of the reasons that Amnesty International are protesting. I think they want to make sure they wanna make clear that like they're not jumping onto a cause that is not necessarily their own. No because because it's it's an issue I mean again it's A. It's an issue of that region being played out now in in the media at the moment In in England which is incredible. Yeah because being sport is essentially saying that Saudi Arabia has been pirating their EP L. Feeds to play that country in fact being sport has the rights and Saudi Arabia has been giving it to a different t organization Ambien sport is contending. That it's doing so illegally also I Abu Dhabi and the potential owners of the United Saudi. Saudi Arabians are politically tied in that region and they would not be on good terms with the Qatari on sports there exists. It's a mess. I'll tell you who I'm worried about. Andy Gray and Richard Keys. I don't want them getting tied up. Well tell you what. Let's go now to Kristen Hedge Back on the show has been on with us before football rider Newcastle supporter. And he's here to shed a little bit more light on what is going on with this club right now. Kristen what's Are you? I'M NOT BAD. Thanks. How are you we're hanging in? How is this all been for you? Are you healthy are you? Generally of sound mind. Yeah you know I think. A pandemic is a wonderful time to bone up on Middle Eastern politics and and how that plays out in the realm of professional football. So it's it's I've had all the time in the world to learn about this which is wonderful. Yeah now Kristin you haven't yet Ghana's fire as to have the Kingdom of Saudi flag put onto your Avatar on twitter like other Newcastle United Fans I. I'm curious it's probably good. Starting point you I did. Not I knew from the northeast. They did not realize that you were a Geordie. I realize you're Newcastle United. Finding probably when you were working in England for the Guardian and all those vacations it good not for people to know that. But as we sit here right. Now how conflicted are you? How how is the Newcastle United Fan? And Kristen Feeling Oh I think more conflicted than ever It's impossible not to be his as I look through the Lens of Support A. I've wanted Mike actually going from the full close for years but the consequence of that happening is this replacement. That just doesn't sit well with me. A CON icon. Be Aware of the situation in the Middle East read. I've read about the Saudi Arabian regime. And then say yes. This is completely fine. It's it's not for me to be concerned about. I think I just couldn't wrestle that with my own principles and I feel like I stand for as a person. Kristen Sorry Andrew. Just a good across you. Just open that esther. Because I don't want to paint all new Catholic fans with the same brush and twitter's of broader of broader society all the time. At least I hope not do you know is there. A groundswell are are a co-ed a coming together of opposition amongst Newcastle fans to this. I think it's it's a sliding scale I think is perhaps a good way to put it because you right. Football fans as as a group are not this margin a slob have one identity one idea in the same way. I think you can say that about the media that the people covering this do not have the same opinion about the entire situation. It's degrees of gray and I think for the majority. Yeah the this is something that doesn't sit well with them but I also think there's a slightly nihilistic tone to it in terms of what we couldn't do anything when Mike Ashely owns this club. We couldn't get him out. We call really control a great deal of what's about to happen anyway so yet we could protest. We could do whatever you feel is is valid response to the situation. But would it change anything? Would it all just spe- facade a show of of trying to to reflect something that maybe we don't actually even feel that passionate about as a support of? Yeah. I'm kind of curious for Newcastle. Supporter is for whatever happiness that do and supporters are feeling that based around the idea of. Oh my God. We're about to become the next Manchester City. We've won the lottery or is it just more out of this pure hatred that the supporters and the fan base of developed towards this current owner. I don't even think it's grandiose is wanting to be the next month. I think the the people are Gung Ho behind this a gun. Ho behind because for over a decade. They've wanted to feel like football club consistently looks for the best option. I know what's the mediocre option? It's a lot of striving towards the middle at best and I think for the end. It's very difficult because there are political elements to this not just in the Middle East but I think back at home as well in terms of when I look at this through the lens of a supporter and talk to people back home and things. I don't agree with this to be very clear. I'm not a fine if it doesn't sit right with me. I also look at people back home. Who have been told that this group will come in. They will potentially invest heavily in the football club. the League to an ambitious point where we sold them with soup. Bobby Robson Lights Bobby Robson. And then also they'll invest in the local economy that invested in the city which to be honest the current branch of them haven't done to a great deal for a long time. So there are absolutely socioeconomic factors tied to this that make it so intoxicating principle is to the point where yet a lot of them. Don't want to stand up and say this is a disgrace. Is I think we all agree? The point that I'm GonNa Steal the lesser rather that honesty. Put out that's that's very much in and out. It's a concern but I think where those people come from who who are not as passionate about that aspect of this football club. Newcastle is not the first horse through the gate here. There's been a number of them now for me personally. That doesn't my principles. Don't change facing what everyone else does. It's through hell. I reflect on it so I think that's what makes it so complicated it is. It's a lot of people looking to give this bowl of responsibility to person. Did support as or who. I haven't seen a ton of criticism from Mike Ashley personally. And he's the one that signed off on this and he's the one that signed often having said I'll sell it to the right person in the calmness now to me. I don't know if that's the right person selling it depends what he's criteria for that as I wanted to ask you. Christie mentioned the Amnesty International the letter from them There was a protest right before you came on Jay talking a little bit about being sports And they're protest. This happening as well is there. Are We essentially at a point now where this is happening no matter what or is there any concern for those? Who are a part of this? Deal that Amnesty International Sport that these protests could actually hold this thing up from happening. Yeah you don't WanNa be the guy who says it's definitely gonNA happen. Then it falls on this thing is with the with the aspect from what I read. This is not a lawyer who has watched. A lot of people's court is for this to be an issue. It would have to involve a conviction which I don't believe the Saudi Arabian who has had as yet the French court said yet. We can agree that the lights were being used for after that. We're taught release signed off anything else. If the conviction that would be a bit different. I think The very fine line and I think you even saw that in the English So just tonight. As everything was dropping tomorrow that the primarily solve intimate through briefing journalists such they were a little bit queasy about this potential deal but they also can't necessarily block it because it could sprout up a massive legal by the Saudi Arabians. All Mike Ashley says you know. This isn't fair now. That in itself is a giant kind of one sitting on the edge of the kitchen counter that that is another situation that solve impacting. This and why I think if I was to put my own reputation I think it will go through firstly kristen Before we look forward to what what the new new castle Super Newcastle will look like. Can we reflect? Who'S BEEN SUPER NEW CASH? And now that you're in Brooklyn new free safe to say that there's no there's not money under the fans around there are actually maybe there is because the recent documentary but before we look at that can we reflected a bit on. Mike Ashley's ownership because I was reading a piece. Today and it it kind of took me aback. He's been out the KKOB thirteen years now. how would you characterize those thirteen years if I think there's a piece in the athletic that really went in depth on this and yet at the same time it produced this little microcosm that's perfect. Which is if it took too much of. Mike's time and he felt like it wasn't going to make him money. He wasn't interested in the football club dot so dereliction that absent landlord is a pretty decent microcosm for years because yet he's bought Joe Linson. He spent a lot the year they went down in two thousand fifteen twenty sixteen but that feast has always come after a pre significant famine with him. It's always been a counterbalance to what you hadn't done the previous season. I think for him. It's someone that made a very. Bold decision didn't negotiate with John Hall when it came to buy in the club and then really regretted it from the moment started at Infinitum as long as he was at the club. And it's just never was meant to own a football club. I think it's as simple as that. He's he's a fascinating figure to me in this Mike Ashley because he is a supporter of the club. What happens to him now? Can he no longer show his face in that stadium? I you know it's funny. The idea of him as a supporter. I've heard so many different stories about he's a Tottenham findings at Chelsea Finds Casa. I don't even know if he likes football much personally. It's not something I've ever discussed with him for obvious reasons but I just think he will won't rid of this. How his sport shops in the city centre impacted? There's one on North Street. Which is the main street. Dot will be an interesting case. Study to just how much disdain. That was for him. Because there was talk of boycotts for the shops in protesting the shops and all that kind of stuff which I think happens a varying degrees with a lasting impact. That'll probably give you a great metric on on. How much disdain has really built for him over these years? Kristin you may not be able to answer this. But it's it's a theory. I've been thinking about shortly. His motivation to celebrate now is exactly as you said the retail. The high street shops have been his. He does not know when this will end and getting rid of Newcastle. Now is a prime time for him. Oh absolutely I I. When the story of studly came back again I have to be honest. I had no inside knowledge but I was very skeptical and said as more than I don't think this is going to happen. I said the only way I think it will happen. As if they tumbled down the divisions or they lose significant value now the corona virus is something that people could have predicted to the scale. It is now but it's absolutely impacted the High Street and you can see that in the way that he's desperately tried to keep those stores open because they deemed essential in his eyes because they sell exercise equipment. Now the there's there's a shade of that to me that really gives you a window into just how greedy he is. I think is a businessman. House of mindlessly driven. He is towards profit but at the same time it also shows us a little bit concerned about the situation that he's in the fact that a lot of businesses are struggling because he is very rooted in the High Street and he said that's a full that I can't go and compete because my money is like wallpaper. It's not liquid cash that could you throw it plans? So if that's true if I take him on face value for that then he's definitely struggling at the minute and a three hundred pound cash injection right now no questions asked no over stagnated payments just as he sits there right now and then. That's that he's GonNa get. I think even if you do it in twelve eighteen months I think a lot of people were off by that price to be very honest with you. Yeah I'm glad you brought that up because I wanted to ask about that. None of us. Sitting here are economists. But the Premier League is the richest league in the world. New Castle whatever struggles. They've gone through in this current generation. They are still in their own way. A brand I mean. They are a renowned brand around the world. That people are familiar with I saw that price. And I thought that's it that I'm wondering if Newcastle fans felt the same way. No I don't I don't think they date and I think your your rationale for how you came to. That conclusion is absolutely fair. I think what they would say's go look at our training ground. It looks a lot like a social club a dive bar if you will for for our American friends. The stadium needs upgrading. The the infrastructure support has not been there this. This club has not really been run after premier league level. You've seen the likes of holders Field Bulma Southampton Swansea all get ahead of them in terms of infrastructure and what surrounds the actual on field action at a pre concerning right and Lee Charnley the the managing director who will potentially leave if they go through said that wants no player had turn you down because they didn't like the look of the training ground and again it's sort of a little? That's not really the point that the point is that you're supposed to give these guys at the best platform to succeed and so the sort of specter if you will is my Kashi Legacy and why. This price was so difficult to reach. Is that you've probably seen crowd chambers. You may even seen it on the Sunday until I die documentary. Newcastle used paddling pools device for longtime quite literally like a very sort of amateur soccer club clubhouse type scenario and you thought this is primarily football team. That's a French. International stood in the paddling pool. A very surreal Dickensian almost best times worse times when they finish fifth on starts the infrastructure. Supporting that same. Let's be fair though. Sunderland didn't even use their crow chamber. It was It was what's his name. Martin van that Chief Executive a final one for me at Kristen on on just on a new castle right now because we're obviously waiting to see what happens and you put your head in the block and said this. Will this go ahead? The focus on like the premier league's responsibility. And Steve Cochran is Newcastle fine. And he's also the Amnesty International Head of economic and social justice. Needed very interesting thread today. I'm one of the tweets that he he put was was this and it kind of pushes. Back on on the premier league's responsibility but the lack of premier league a human rights policy. It's fit improper person. Test is weak and the fact that TV disputes are more likely to be a barrier says a lot the primarily could do a lot worse than banning sovereign wealth funds from. Owning football clubs. Shortly this this is something that the Premier League should adopt an could solve a lot of problems. Absolutely an antipathy fan. I can almost say Franz Football League screaming the same thing because the EFL text is a similar tissue paper type scenario. Where there's been instances where you haven't shown proof of phones before going ahead with these things essentially from his. I understand the primarily. Wants just a business plan essentially. How are you going to spend this money? How you support the team. It's not really a deep dive in the character of the person it's very superficial in that regard and that is a major problem the difficulty you have now as I alluded to before is that you have let people in potentially that have breached any of the rules that you may look to implement. And so then how do you it? Because they'll say what you allow this personal you allow. And it's that's the trouble that you've got right now I think. And that's where again I think the primarily In this quest to be the greatest league in the world in inverted commas itself run away with its own energy in its own fuel to the point where it's very much accepting of money. It's not too concerned with WHO is attached to it Kristen last one from me. Jj referenced before The new new castle already. I mean this deal's not officially already. We've seen names thrown around of who could be replacing. Steve Bruce while he is still currently manager is is Michio Pocchettino right now. Connor considered to be the supporters. Joyce Wata question I mean. Yeah if you'd asked me not in January I I would have happened. In the interim I think any of the full that had been reported as interested. They would take to be honest. I think they were very much in love with Rafa. Benitez more he offered if he came back. There would be a lovely sentiment attached to that. I believe has been mentioned poetry Tino. This is where it's so easy to run away with ambitious. Unfit get everything is surrounding it and it. I think that's the frustration Funds. Which whether you think is justified annoys. Your decision is. They can't really enjoyed because they can hear the so but this isn't right. This isn't right and it's it's a fair way to look at it. Portrayed Tina would would be amazing. I think in terms of Revitalizing the first team. But Yeah I don't think he's. Harsh suggested Steve. Bruce will not out twenty kristen quickly before you go. Can you give Andrew? Who is just? I mean I know he's got two kids and he's a job producing from home. The biggest sports show in New York City but he doesn't really have that much going on. Give him a reason to get stuck into Sunderland till I die only for the Josh module and will Greek situation alone. Yes yeah that doesn't matter what you think of anything. Absolutely Rights Sell Your Star striker for one point five million and then spent three times. That on will greg op zoom off majestic and spend months telling every find. That will listen. It was the manages choice when he's on the documentary saying don't pay a penny more than what you pay just now not paying any more. I look you can't put a price on will griggs theme song all right. It's three million four hundred stuff. Hey Kristen with on the last thing on the topic of Newcastle's potential manner don't ask the Andre Edwin for his opinion because I saw he was on. Espn NFC. I think it was yesterday or two days ago. And he was like a rapid fire and answer segment and they asked him. Who's the best manager has ever played for and his answer was urine? Clinton and I wonder how how the Rafa Benitez Supporters Out. There would feel to know that the Andre Eb prefers Clinton to Benitez Holes is fickle preferences. I pick any manager that gives me. What was it half an hour in World Cups World Cup quarter-final? I'm going to take that definitely. That was his big moment. Well Hey Kristen. We're glad you're safe good to see you talk to you. I'm sure once this all becomes official. If if that is in fact the case in new castle news continues to to roll out. I'm sure we'll speak again soon. Take likewise thanks guys cheers. Kristen what a gentleman. Yeah well I feel bad too. Because he's he's only just moved to Brooklyn Right. Yeah and so like you know when you when you moved to New York City. You probably have some idea of where it is. You're going that this is you know for whatever for whatever truth you believe to be about. New York City. It's an amazing place and they're at war. There's very few places in the world that are quite like it. He's come here. It's just this this horrible time. Where you're you're literally not allowed to leave your apartment like it's just. I can't think of a worst first impression. Meanwhile he's probably paying dislike a huge rent to be able to do nothing. It's just like I'm in the city's history six weeks ago I was planning to take Kristen To my social club My my soccer clubs social clubs. That's been there since like nineteen ways. We're going to have a few beers. We're GONNA talk soccer not happening. Forget about it. It's all over. That's God there you just have to keep telling yourself there will be better days ahead. There will be better days ahead. It will not always be like this. No nobody knows when but man oh man that was fascinating though. This this mental. Like I don't want to sit here and Judge Newcastle fans who are happy in this moment. Because it's very easy for me to say that from this position but like they have their lifelong fans like they're not going to suddenly stop supporting this club. What did I say on this podcast? Just a few weeks ago. When we talked about Liverpool that a supporter should not define himself or herself based on that clubs ownership. So like I I know it smells bad. I'm sure there's elements of it. That they that they hate but what are they. What are they GONNA do? Stop supporting this team. That they've devoted emotion and money and time Andrew Andrew Andrew Andrew. Nobody is asking them to do that. What people are asking them to do was to not abuse journalists who were reporting the truth. Like they've been doing. You can. Just look at Mega. Delaney's timeline ridiculous. We're asking them to think if you purport to love this club so much then you understand that. This club is a vital part of your community. And you wanted to do well then you should care. You should care about who is the guardian of that club. What their morals and ethics are. And what are they up to? And you talk about this me and you talk about bad ownership. We've seen it in American sports or poor ownership right and it might be someone. Who is the head of a chemical company are? It might be the head of someone who's Hedge Fund owner and we can go into the morality of those two professions and corporate entities. Where they are but you know there are degrees of the game. This is a autocratic. I know like for example. This is not a tough that this is not a tough. It's will not. It's not it's not a it's a tough situation Andrew. But it's tough to to ask people onto expect people to be thoughtful about. That's not all of course you're right about that. I would never. I would never dispute that but I just sit here and think like as a kid who grew up in Philadelphia who has just devoted my life to supporting the Philadelphia Eagles. I travel around the country watching them play like honestly people who know three things about me know that like I. I work for ESPN. I have a kid. I have two kids and I'm an eagles fan like if they were sold suddenly to a regime like this like I couldn't stop rooting for them. It's just it's too much a part of who I am. It's not why I got into sports in the first place. It's a fun part of my life. I don't know I feel bad for Newcastle fans that know deep down inside this is not right but they love soccer and they love their club and they love these players and they look forward to Saturdays and Sundays. I feel bad for them. That they're kind of like now thrust into having to make this decision. Yeah it's weird though when you see established slopes Manchester United and the protests over the glazer ownership and that those protests were ongoing including the formation of a break with football club during the good times before things went bad before I left. And you compare that to the way matches your city fans act about their their ownership and now the way. Newcastle fans are are acting about their perspective ownership. I Dunno like Look Amanda Stiffly. I learned this from from Kennedy's podcast. Immodesty was was the head are the different person of the of a group from the Middle East Detroit by Liverpool in two thousand and six. I remember it and that was in the middle of the Gillett and Hicks Disaster Right. I read about that and let me tell you that twenty something year old at the time was all over the idea of money coming through because guess what a lot of it's ignorance. I didn't know enough about these regimes about these countries. But now that I do. I can't turn away. You can't turn away. It's just hard. It's a tough. It's a tough situation and I'm a thoughtful person all right and I like to try to see things from all points of view mailbag before now before we even get to the mail bag There was one question you sent me the questions beforehand but there was one that was not in there that I actually wanted to mention because I thought it was interesting. I don't what was that that sent this to us. I saw it on twitter. I don't know if this this may even originally come from the men in Blazers twitter account. Don't be like that. But they the the last dance the Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls documentary premiered over the weekend and it was it was phenomenal. And somebody pose the question because the second episode focused a lot on Scottie. Pippen who is the Soccer Scottie? Pippen and I think I thought of an answer that that I feel and I already know. I'm going to get crushed for this but I think I I have a thought on who I would say. Okay go ahead. Andres any ESTA that was under appreciated undervalued and under no. No no one is saying that he was under appreciated. I thought I approach the question more under appreciated by the hierarchy and Jerry Crow of but no no no. I approached that question. Not from like boy. This is captain literal man moment for you. If I've ever seen one it's not about how much money the guy was making. I approached it from who was just like the ultimate superstar sidekick and I feel like forever. Now he made any estimate truly beloved. But it's always going to be defined as Leo Messi generation at Barcelona right but I think Javy Hernandez would come into that even more than him in there too but I'm just saying like I was thinking messy messy team. I think it's an all time. Great job he's an all time great in their own right. Like pippen was named one of the top fifty. Nba players of all time a superstar. But it's always Jordan's era. I always think about everyone. I know there was the shearer. Sas But shearer dominated that conversation. I I always thought that Sutton you know. He was kind of the lesser of the two leading lights for Blackburn that year. I mean there's others other examples I think in oil Quinn. Kevin Phillips Sunderland Like Quinn. Was the setup guy for a lot of. Phillips's goals when he broke records at the stadium. And like I was thinking along those lines but those are strike partnership I also think Rio Ferdinand. We talked so much about Hariri. Ferdinand was this Rolls Royce. Centreback pneumonia village was the guy who was. I mean enough and even that vintage WANNA player of the year I don't viewed him as a at anyone sidekick I guess maybe I'm struggling to really think of people who were as undervalued by their clubs. Are you know in terms of Scottie? Pippen I've really enjoyed that documentary. By the way I loved it really to in. If they had released all ten parts on Sunday night I would have stayed up until four am I was that. Was that in on it. I stayed up till two. Am reading a David rocks pieces for vulture which analyzed both episodes straight afterwards? I go into it and you know me. I'm not a big basketball guy. Axial Soccer pod caught offside pod gene dot com caught offside. Espn on the INSTAGRAM. Follow us on all those sites and then send us your questions. Please keep them short. This we're looking for us to talk last week. About grant walls firing from sport from sports illustrated. And I thought maybe Andrew. You've seen the broad span of his career at sports illustrated. Maybe you can talk a little bit about what he meant. Yeah for soccer in the US. Well I actually. I almost feel bad that we haven't brought this up yet. I mean he came in studio with us for like an hour and a half Texted me today. Did he really. Yeah so look. I don't think I'm overstating to say that. He's he's probably the premier soccer journalists in this country and has been for some time where obviously fans of his the way this played out was was ugly and it has been for some time since the. Maven Corporation came in and took over operations at sports illustrated You know the more you read about it. Just just the worse. It feels in terms of how that places being run and I feel a little bit uncomfortable saying that because I'm not there and I can't tell you what day to day operations are like and I and I only really hearing one side of it but it just doesn't doesn't sound like a great place to be right now. I was reading something from Ben. Strauss of the Washington Post who right before grant wall got fired was had written an article about the dysfunction. That was going on at that place. And essentially you know. Employees were being paid late. And so Ben Droughts reached out to I forget the name James. Heckman is it. Who's heading up? Maven and basically said that there's concerns from your people and he said all that silly were were one hundred and fifty million dollar operation. Things are great and then a few days later they commenced their their pay cuts For employees and sort of releasing employees from their contracts. So like it just doesn't sound like morale is high over there and with respect specifically to grant wall ultimately how I feel about it. Is I feel bad about what happened to him that his name was dragged through the mud by this company because I do believe he's for my dealings with him he's a good guy and he's a tremendous reporter ultimately he'll be fine like he so entrenched in the soccer community and in the soccer world. That if that place was so dysfunctional to be this is going to be a blessing in disguise for him because he could work almost anywhere he wants. Yeah I think so. It appeared from his social media that this was heading in a in a bad direction. And he was unhappy with the ownership at sports illustrated. I just think that sports illustrated is such an iconic. Brian and such a great one delivered. Every you know every month and they're just I just love reading them and I would hit. I the thought that they've lost such such a good voice for us. Soccer in the publication. And I don't think he's replaceable. Because of his contacts and breadth of knowledge. Here's an interesting one Andrew. Another one for you. I was out at the weekend. This is me and I was biking your own mail to the mail bag segment. No no no no no no no no how dare you could across me so I was out cycling and I noticed a mural of George best on the wall of a cafe restaurant in Brooklyn Heights with a quote underneath it. I spent a lot of money on booze birds and fast cars the rest. I just squandered and it had the you know had George Best Data Barth Etcetera and it was a strange thing to see randomly in Brooklyn Heights. I posted the picture of it and I got this response. From what Toluca is there? Anything in America that even comes remotely close to his story and I thought there must be and then I thought I best ask Andrew this so a couple names come to mind. Obviously no analogy. Here is going to be a perfect analogy. You can poke holes in any of them but in terms of incredible talent meteoric rise but demons that may have undermined potentially truly glorious career more glorious even than whatever wound up being two names. Come to mind for me to quickest DOC. Gooden would be why. That's rich former pitcher for the mets and the Yankees Incredible beginning to his career. Rookie of the year looked like was GONNA take baseball by storm and Wallace still having a good career for sure Drugs Drug Addiction. Just completely undermined whatever player. He was going to become to the point. Jj I don't know if you've ever heard him tell the story. But the mets won the world series in nineteen eighty six. He missed the parade because he was basically in the midst of a drug bitch He and team couldn't find him in. He was in some kind of crack house in Queens. Yeah watched it on TV. Yeah and I've had the chance to meet him actually a couple times and he's such a sweet man and you feel bad speaking with them just knowing that these are still demons unfortunately battles to this day so that would be one another one. Maybe not quite to that extent but my personal hero. Alan Iverson is one that I sometimes thank God The there are stories about him that have almost become legendary of you know out until five. Am Six am and then playing in a playoff game and scoring thirty. Five points Hungover I mean like is. He just never was quite willing to fully detached himself. It seemed from that lifestyle while still being able to maintain what wound up being a hall of fame career. He's in the hall of fame and he's he's a legend but the way his career all kind of fell off a cliff like you. Look at Vince Carter. Who still playing Iverson. Almost the same age until out. Iverson's been out of lead long enough. He's already in the hall of fame because he was never willing to really change and changed his way of life and so you just wonder how many great years of him. He sabotaged with some of that lifestyle. So those are I would think of. Those are brilliant examples and also one key thing that they all have was that as young players based. Iverson. Who's the other one? You mentioned. Doc Doc gooden. As early in their careers they were transformative players in their sport. They were just outstanding. Those are good examples. I'm glad I went to you on this on this one. I'm going to take although I want your input because you have weird body syndrome Emmanuel Brianna. You guys may have already discussed this in a previous pod and I might have missed it. How old is too old to wear a football chartres in a public setting for context manual is forty two? And either before you answer this question there. Are you know we? We all speak English but there are moments where the English language barrier between US rears. Its head when he says football shirt does he mean what I would refer to as a Jersey or does he literally just like a t shirt. V FOOTBALL SHIRT REPLICA JERSEY. I Don T shirts T. Shirts are fine. I think here's my view in it. I think wearing the old are. The retro shirts is always timeless and is absolutely fine. No there's a little something about a paunchy forty year old dude in the brand new short of a team that looks a little bit off. And that's probably more to do with the modern shirts unforgiving fit shall we say but honestly? I don't think you should set an age limit on this. I think it's absolutely fine. But know that if you were going to wear like the really tight huma are the really type I suppose. Arsenals Jerseys under Puma were voted tigers. They got if you wear a sharp like that and you're not quite in shape and you're a little bit older. It looks a little bit different. I haven't bought a Jersey in a long time. I don't know if there was a particular age where I came to that conclusion. I think part of it is I feel a little bit weird wearing jerseys of guys who are now way younger than me. I don't know why that's like a thing in my head that I just feel kind of weird about But Yeah I don't know all for like t shirts sweatshirts but I haven't bought a Jersey in a long time from any sport. Yeah I'm still fairly regular buyer of jerseys but now I like kind of more Vincent here at your child. You're you're stuck in a phase of arrested development. It's it's sad to watch you putter around like this. Not I'm quite happy and that's absolutely true. So I guess. I'm winning Lukas. Meyer. What are the odds? That Zach Stephan goes back to city on is the nailed second-string player. Willie actually get time to play. Well I've a bit of insight on this so he was injured act. Fortuna Dusseldorf has not played since December with the Potala problem and then along came the corona virus on. I don't actually know where that trade stands was. That trade ever officially confirmed because the report was Stephan was going back to city and Claudio. Bravo was going to NYC AFC so during NYC ABC's Media for the for MLS. I actually asked Shawn Johnson the NYC dot. I asked him straight up about that report. And he wasn't phased or surprise didn't look like he was fronting he said really. I hadn't heard about that at all so I'm wondering if this was ever happening. I don't know you you would have you have more insight on that than I do. In terms of whether or not steph and we'll actually play what's does go to Man City. I mean beyond like League cops. It's hard for me to see it. I Edison is young in his own. Right Edison is twenty six right now and Stephan is twenty five so like Ed. When his Edison's Prime GonNa be over where Stephon would even get a chance? I don't other than injury to Edison. I don't I don't see it and Stephan does not seem to be as comfortable with the ball this feat as we've seen always been putting precarious positions by the US national team But he doesn't look as good with the ball at its fate Certainly as as Anderson does who's one of the best in the world when it comes to that yeah I I don't know Andrea. This is an interesting question he sent today. What's your favorite goal? You've ever seen scored in real time either live or on TV. It could be your favorite because the circumstance of the game in which the goal was scored are just because the goal was so impressive. I'd love to know your answer. Stay safe and healthy and keep the pods coming each week. Thank you Andrea. Can I give my answers? I of course. And they're both against teams. I supported so I went with the impressive impressive angle. He said they could be just because they're impressive. I would dare for Gareth. Bale's goal in the Champions League final in Kiev. I don't need to say anything more about that. I also was there for George Hadji of Barcelona Real Madrid Gal Tassara. Usa Ninety four the Maradona of the Carpathians. He hit a free kick. Andrew at Lansdowne road in Dolman from thirty five yards in a World Cup qualifier. That was just breathtaking. I will pull stop on the twitter but he just absolutely steps up thirty five yards. I'm with my dad. My Dad says he's not going to trade from here do you think he's GonNa try from here and the next thing. He just rattled it into the roof of the net. Thirty five yards. Unbelievable I also had the bail bicycle kick on my list here. I mean look in terms of what they see on. Tv Like my answer for this. He says circumstances matter. So the Landon Donovan. Goal is pretty much always going to be fine answer to that question. I don't think I've ever felt that way after any other goal other than actually you know what Lucas Morris Winning goal against Iraq. I would put into the category. You know for me personally again. Like the Delhi Alley for Crystal Palace. Goal oh I had the bail bicycle kick and I'll tell you another one. Let's bring back for a SEC. Watching was not there but watching slots on first game for the Galaxy Against L. AFC. He comes on and scores from nearly midfield. It's like is this real is an actual fingers. It's like a movie that we're watching it was. It was and then the way that game ended with him scoring the winner. It was just surreal watching that performance. Yeah no absolute and I gotTA say watchings Latin for in that game. He looked like tired. Uninterested own interested on the sideline and then he comes into the game and blasts of volley like you said from halfway incredible finally Andrew. Paul Burke sent us two questions. But I'm going to answer one. So he just started watching the original fee fulfilling for the World Cups Nineteen fifty four to twenty eight eighteen and they they are actually really funny for just some of the cultural references from the air that they were made in like. I actually own that. Dvd box set a mine. I bought a while ago so close up through two thousand six. I believe right because the ninety nine hundred sixty one is really really kind of funny because the music is so from the eighties but yes so he has a couple of questions here to issues jumped out at him. I'm going to deal with the first one. Why is gold goalkeeping so largely but not quite uniformly atrocious until somewhere in the one thousand nine hundred ninety four timeframe where too many punches perhaps not not coincidentally innumerable soft goals in bad rebounds? Maybe it was because many of them were wearing. Tam's for some reason which is a a hash. Yeah look for the same reasons that defending in the past often look brutally bad technique and goalkeeping as in Oakfield players has moved on immeasurably from then. The game has moved on and not only that like certain technology issues like the ways of the ball when wet field. The boots everything has moved on. Look at the changing goalkeeping since the back pass rule was abolished Innovation Technique and coaching of all evolving goalkeeping. To say it was atrocious. Open to the nine hundred. Ninety s acts crazy to me. In that time period you had never sought though Pat Jennings Gordon Banks Brilliant goalkeeper not to remember back in the day live lashing. Things get better in areas of sport overtime. It's just evolution and by the way just on that point before we finish. I've been watching back all games. Andrew that I thought were amazing at the time and a lot of them. Don't hold up no because of just how fast the game is right now. Compared to how slow it was back then so you know time moves on fitness technology. It's evolution baby. Yeah this is true of a lot sports not just soccer like you go back and watch them like football games from the sixties and you're like this even the same sport that have that. I'm watching now the APPS absolutely and you've got to factor in those when you're when you're you know don't criticize. The old games enjoyed them for what they were Let's see let's do this now. Red Card and no no no. We're not doing this right now. We're doing this. It's very quick. Better Russian football league update the better ocean. Football League. Update is brought to you by. Jj Bhakti Barsov drew with torpedo on Saturday. Look at their first. Defeat of the season SLUPSK remain talk with. Vito and torpedo in a congested table. They're all joint top. Game of the weekend is on Saturday. Andrew ten o'clock back they take a trip to fourth place. No row which are D- Red card. I'M GONNA go first here if you don't mind. This is kind of my wait. What story of the Week And it's not so much a direct red card is simply a story that makes me very uncomfortable. And you've known me for quite some time you would say that. I'm typically you've known me typically to be somebody who doesn't love confrontation even though there's probably listen to this podcast disagree but like in in life on you of a temper which you are never ever aggressive Manoa Monschau and you rarely rarely like get angry with someone in a confrontational setting and just like uncomfortable. Situations make me like exponentially more uncomfortable. Just watching them so you can only imagine. Jj How? I felt after reading this headline Tottenham approached Michio Pacino over potential corona virus pay-cut boy. How did that phone call go now? Here's what I'm going to say. I wrote all this and formulated this opinion before even reading anything else about this on the Internet and I did see that Tony Cascarino has this same opinion of what I'm about to say so it took a little bit of the wind out of my sails. I thought I was coming up with a original idea. Well what what's wrong with agreeing with Tony Goal? So anyway that's what they call them in France. Tony go now. You obviously remember that Pocchettino who has been asked to take. This Cup was fired along with all of his assistance by the club. Last November As is the case when one is fired. You still collect your money. Pacino's do what I read Eight point five million pounds Tottenham of course are in talks with their players and current staff over pay cuts and now as we know. They are also in contact with former staff. So let me just get this straight like Chino. You get this call. You fired me and now you're asking me to do a huge favor for you. I want to know how it was decided. Who had to make that phone call like please tell me it was levy. This could not have been some intern that they like through this because they were all too afraid to have to make that call. If you're potch what's the move here because like it's Kinda putting him like every part of every fiber of his being is gonNA WANNA say no shove it but like he'll also potentially look bad in this moment if he's refusing to take a pay cut on that kind of money when a lot of people out there struggling so and this is the Tony Cascarino bit there is a way for Michio Pocchettino to have his cake and eat it. Too you tell Tottenham to shove it and then you take the full eight and a half million and you donate a million two million three four however much million to the corona virus relief efforts. So you still collect your money and you still come out looking good in this situation. What a what a thing to do the the Stu- The stones on Danya Levy to ask the guy that he fired to take a pay cut right now. Can you imagine that phone call? It's going to go to one or two ways the first way that is going to go. Hello Joe it's Daniel Levy here Murchio. Could you take a pay cut? I won't take you fired me. Okay is it possible you could mow my lawn tomorrow on my estate and half the I just. I wish I do hope that the recording of that phone call comes out one day. I don't even know maybe casino received it. Well I don. I haven't even read anything yet about it about how he's what he's going to do. But just the thought of being a guy as the phone is ringing just like what he was thinking. I'm going to have to do this now. What are you have cardis following on from something last week? That was Kinda breaking and we didn't really do with it so last week we had briefly discussed the dissolution of the US Soccer Development Academy and Jeff. Carlisle then tweeted. Mls has made its move with a statement from MLS major league soccer today announced it will launch a new elite youth competition platform which will provide year round high-level for MLS Club Academy teams a non MLS Academy teams that previously participated in the US Soccer Development Academy the new platform will provide league competition against domestic and international teams and MLS is evaluating expanding participation to include clubs beyond the former development academy. Major League. Soccer's deeply committed to developing world class players through an elite competitive pathway from our academy teams through the professional game said Todd Dermot Durban. Mls Executive Vice President and competition player relations as we look ahead to the twenty six fee for World Cup here in the US. Canada and Mexico now more than ever. It is incumbent on us to establish a competition that sets a new standard for elite youths. Play an allows athletes to develop their full potential. The new platform will include league season matches on both regional and national tournaments with international teams at no the athletic preempted this development with some great reporting from Poulton Torino and stamp on Sam Steph. Scale the broad strokes that piece from April fourteenth are that MLS Development Academy said complained that the standard of competition was not high enough in the pre existing development academy league in February representatives of. Us soccer tried to emphasize to as how important they were to the Boys Development Academy. This was clearly to no avail at now the DA's despite ended. We're not sure although the statement says that it will look to include non MLS development academies in this new system. We're not sure how that will work. But just the overall look of this Andrew. Mls is forging ahead with its youth plans in US soccer. Which is the governing. Body of the game did not come out with a statement. Did Not come out with a plan to replace the previous Development Academy. That just doesn't sit right to me. I have gone ahead with this. They obviously clearly thought this through. They'd obviously clearly told U S Soccer Federation that they were going ahead with this. And it's as if you soccer to react to the MLS plan Us Soccer Statement on the dissolution of the Development Academy stated that it was financial reasons derived from the pandemic that had forced the shutdown of the program. But really it seems as if behind the scenes MLS had been preparing for life without them. It just I don't know it doesn't sit right with me. It doesn't look great. Considering the Guardians of the game are supposed to be the US Soccer Federation and as much as MLS say that they want to include non mls academies in this new dispensation. I mean really. They're going to look after their own. I'm pretty sure I'm not sure about all of this. Andrew it's more of an update rather than a red card man-of-the-match the ready for Mine I guess. Jj went with these stay and play. Cup made me very nostalgic watching some of this Or It's ran a fief twenty tournament comprised of twenty different players from European clubs playing as their teams Some of the notable names at pretty big names in this trend Alexander Arnold Venecia's Zhao Felix Ashraf Akini Sergio dust of Imax. Who got absolutely rocked in the round of sixteen in the end though it was Mohammed Jeremy from FC Copenhagen who beat Yes for Carlstrom of Swedish side drew gardens to one on a golden goal. I saw the goal was very dramatic. Dirani went wild. It was a beautiful scene by the way these guys had to be pretty legit to play as like a Danish team Swedish team and get to the final. When you've got you know playing as Real Madrid and Trent plan as Liverpool like good for them The tournament was run by sports. They donated a million dollars to the Global Giddings Corona Virus Relief Fund I'll tell you this I was watching some of it and all I can say is my God. Do I miss playing video game? I myself though like I'm going to get back into it again. Remember we used to do on this podcast. We used to talk about like when was coming out and we would go through like rankings of like what different players were graded and things like that. I just I miss it. I WANNA keep I wanNA play again. I just like I just don't have time. It's a time issue for me and I know if I start playing it that other things will suffer in my life because you said I am a big man child. I think what I'm going honestly with the whole. Stay at home play home. Whatever thing I can't watch people playing because I want to play myself I can't do it. I didn't think I could either and then like I've kind of been watching like I was watching a bit of the NBA Two K. stuff out watching play cup I haven't seen much of the. Mlb The show. I haven't really watched much of that but I've seen some clips on twitter. That seems Kinda cool like. I think you know what. I'll watch a little this. I'm about to download championship manager. Zero one zero. I'm about to pick a team for caught off site. So if people want to suggest change that I take from the lower leagues right to the primarily and we can update each week. Let's do it but I might put that out on twitter to everybody. So Andrew a man of the match comes from our very own city in New York a combination of supporters supporters clubs rather of European teams in the city intruding Leicester City Role Not Eintracht Frankfurt. Ac Milan sent Powell River Played Fiorentina to name a few and Organiz by a man called. Giovanni Bertolucci has raised thirty eight thousand three hundred thirty eight dollars for NYC health and hospitals. That's the largest public health care. System in the nation serving more than one million New Yorkers annual annually in more than seventy on more than seventy patient care locations across the five boroughs their mission is to care for all regardless of ability to pay our immigration status. You can find the Gulf on me link over on twitter. At New York Faucet Foxes have at the Leicester City Supporters Club. They had all over their time line. What an incredible gesture. I mean. Thirty eight thousand in a matter of weeks from just ordinary people on a grass roots movement. That's that's great man. Completely set up on twitter and incredible gesture we both made a contribution which of course led to a curb style dilemma for me because the option is there to be anonymous but I needed people to know that I contributed again. That's okay though like you don't need to be. I almost feel like it's it's wrong to even put anonymous there. Although maybe you know what anonymous though could make sense for somebody who superwealthy. That isn't donating very much because because then it looks bad so you know what okay although maybe that are more reason to not have anonymous there. 'cause you're Kinda then like quietly pressuring people to give more. Someone tweeted this two weeks ago. Name are made an incredible gesture of money to aid the corona virus battle and the daily mail put up anonymous donor revealed to be Neymar. All could think of was Larry. David Neymar is now. Larry David by the way before we get out Andrew. Jj's unpopular opinion poll results. We have the main for this week's popular opinion poll results. This week's wages unpopular opinion was the shootouts. The thirty five yard run up versus the keeper says it was a pretty good idea. You had three options in the poll. Good idea bad idea. Are I like regular pens? While the good idea swayed and held the day fifty seven point. Five percent of people liked the idea. Fourteen point six did not like the idea. On a whopping twenty eight percent said they like the said that they like regular penalty. Wait a minute now. We what you did here was so slimy so weasley so underhanded like the fact that you thought you were going to get away with this so you're going to sit here right now and with a straight face claim that you won the pole you took the same thing and split it into two options to split the vote saying it's a bad idea and saying I like regular penalties. It's the same thing. They're all anti your bad opinion. Like how dare you think that you won? You won the day with fifty seven percent of the votes. Stop that the other. Two things are both anti Andrew Andrew. I didn't set up the system. The founding fathers the founding father set up the system on I took the popular vote and I took the Electoral College fifty seven point. Five percent of people agree with me. I'm sorry I saw. I saw the poll and I just looked at it for like five minutes and I was like wait. What am I missing here? That he's put like the same option twice on there. He's trying to pad his own results. He there's no level that you won't sink to to try to shine a light on your supposed genius Andrew. You'll have to wait until next week for a further instalment of own up your Tom. Good my next. One is flaming hot. No poll no poll is going to do this justice I look forward to it and also the time machine will return next week to really. Yeah we don't going it okay. You just love to to crap on everything I do. I haven't said a word and I've been an incredible in such a good sport with Dr in that time machine all around the world. If you've been a good sport with a lot of flights of fancy including keeping everyone up to date with the league that no one can even watch. Yeah Well Hey. This was fun man. I enjoy these every single week. Our thanks to Kristen. That was that was really interesting stuff on this new castle. Takeover will continue obviously to watch that monitor that and kind of continue to get the pulse on how Newcastle fans are feeling about that because it it really is not to go back off on a tangent is running the show here but like they in particular are an interesting test case with me. Just because like I don't know there's something about Newcastle. That just feels they feel so like indigenous to what English football is and like that club just feels so like kind of old school to me and I don't know the thought of this new money coming in. It's just like a weird. It's just like I don't know it doesn't doesn't jive in my head Mysticim. It's the same as man's as what happened. Monsignor of me years to accept it. The DOC. Huge money warps on distorts football. And we were at a were crossing the Rubicon now if Newcastle get bolt. But hey this is good stuff man to you. I say. Jackie later on boy via offsides soccer podcast.

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Caught Offside: Manchester Derby

Caught Offside

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Caught Offside: Manchester Derby

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

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Previews galore El Trafico & Chris Mueller on Skills Challenge vs Joao Felix

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Previews galore El Trafico & Chris Mueller on Skills Challenge vs Joao Felix

"You're listening to extra time driven by continental my goodness I mean what are we doing here. It's then everyone can give the team. You're absolutely ridiculous. Five me take me. I don't care anymore to drain my bank account everybody up here. Every single day goes into the office into the laboratory. Try to cook them some great stuff you guys that's why he's here and welcome everybody to extra time driven by continental from the A._T.. And T. Studios in New York City David Goss Bobby warshaw joining you for this on. We've been left alone Andrew on vacation Kaelin car. I assume is on vacation mattdoyle. Toil I assume is sick. Susannah Collins I assume is doing cooler things. I know none of that is actually true besides the Andrew Part but I'm probably close on the other three they feel they feel right. They normally feel right in that talent. Normally goes so myself and bobby with you today for what's going to be a fantastic show. We had some great mid week action in major league soccer or coming up to the All Star game. There's going to be some really cool elements in this all star game that we've never seen before like a skills challenge between three sets of teams. The Orlando City team is going to be led by who else <music> who Noni okay fair but also Chris Mueller. He's GonNa come on the show to talk to us about what he's looking forward to from that competition and what's going on with Orlando City because they're having a pretty good run right now we were down there just a week and a half ago for Open Cup and they already made history going to that semi-final so we'll talk to them about that and then this weekend there's a few soccer games in major league soccer. One of them is called L. Traffic. Oh that's kind of a big one L._A.. Verse L. A. L. A._F._C. finally only trying to get over the Hump and get a win that one so we'll talk about that as well as your mouth bag but I will but first David what we're doing the show together. We don't get as much quality time together as we would like. We get a lot of quality time we traveled. We basically have traveled six for the last eight weeks. I just I want to know what's going on in your life right now. So it's been an eventful week I have to say Monday. I hosted extratime radio because Andrews not here which is fantastic. Then I went out and played for my co Ed soccer team and I got punched in the face in my co ED soccer occur game wasn't my fault. Is it bad that the first thing that comes to mind is you deserved it. Yeah it is so it's not my fault so here's what happened. I know everyone loves when we talk about the league's playing and what we do. There's a very andrew. We'd be moment but I'm GonNa tell you anyway so obviously we're losing zero. I'm high pressing the center back on the other team. This is seventy seven Co ed so it's as intense as it can possibly get. I'm high pressing guy turns the ball over facing his own goal. I try and get around him and he's much taller than me so he puts his leg in front of me and then he raises his arms like you see very often hits me in the face with an elbow so I grabbed his jersey a little and start pulling to get around him already yelled foul ref doesn't call the foul we start scrapping with each other little ref blows the whistle calls. The foul in my favor guy turns around. Probably three or four inches ptolemy goes do it again I dare you. I genuinely didn't know what I'd done wrong but either way it didn't matter so I stepped to him and I say what and boom he just open hand hits me in the face. The first thing is that this is every single cliche about what people say about coed Professor Yeah Adult Co Ed sports for sure you are that person so he has to be in the face. The saddest part of the whole situation was our friend and one of our producers Richard and was in goal all for us which means he had to make a full field sprint because you know he has to get involved and escalate the situation worse so I appreciate rich but I do apologize for doing it so far from his goal that he had to run that no other teammates come to your denies someone else's in there oh my girlfriend when was the first to be like stop it and I was like didn't do anything wrong. She met your she met the other one hundred percent always on me so that was that was Monday Tuesday I played in a men's REC league game which was pretty uneventful those little physical and I picked up this little beauty and if you're not watching on Youtube go to youtube right there you see that's that's scraps that scar coming down the left side of my I think you could call that my bicep a lot of muscle going on right now. I don't even know how it happened. I didn't even see the play M._I._T.. One five one I'm unfortunately very competitive adult league player. It's been an eventful week to say the least so at any point throughout this show if I say someone else's mentality or demeanor is wrong in major league soccer you can know that I'm a hypocrite and you can feel free to live with that. If anyone else has any cool stories let us know if anyone else plays in New York City and you're part of one of the two teams that has created me as a victim I would take your apology you can send it to extra time and M._l._S. soccer dot com or extra time on social social media if you want everyone to know and appreciate after the game by the way the guy who hit me in the face comes up and does what like you know it just happens type thing and it's like no. I don't think it does Larry Only GonNa go there with you but I don't know you know bobby that's going out here on these streets is just physical. It's just intense moving onto off the streets but on the field to major league soccer it was a interesting Wednesday night of action a ton of action across the League. It's been so fun now that we're back from this international summer MEBRATU getting hot and heavy action all mid week as well as on the weekends and let's start off with Chicago Verse Columbus it ended to Columbus gets a late goal to equalise but we don't want to talk about this game specifically. We mentioned it on Monday. We WanNa talk about these clubs a little bit more and we want to talk about Chicago specifically because I think bobby we were in a meeting yesterday talking about all star game coming up and I think back two years to going to Chicago for the All Star game right after shrine seiger comes in Matt Pulsa and Brandon Vincent are in the starting lineup. They're doing well nick. Pneumonia Nicholas is scoring a ton of goals Chicago fire with the story in major league soccer at that time they played pretty soccer. They were fun to watch. They were successful and it was all going to continue to trend upwards. What what has happened since then who man remember was to two months ago on the show? I said that I felt the Chicago fire one of the three best teams in the League. I feel that was right then. I feel that it's actually not that far from being right now David because they are still a good team he plays soccer does a lot of good things but there too inconsistent and the reason they are too inconsistent is by design that they continue to try different things over and over. They try to be flexible flexible team what happens though is they'd become a you see average team at about five different things without being in a in any single thing and if there's one truth and soccer there's probably many troops but one of the truth is is that if you're not an a at least one thing before you try and be flexible you will lose and I look back to that two thousand seventeen season and I know it's become a bit on the show to talk about David Akam but that's Chicago fire team had a calm on the left. They were incredible possession team that had incredibly individually talented player who could do lightning in a bottle on any moment he could stretch the field he could be players One v one and then allow told them to go all in on the possession because they had this natural variation built into that they lose David aecom to Philadelphia and the big trade they got what was the largest haul of Tam and allocation money in league history at the time and since then they have not gone all in on any single angle thing to build a true identity built built within all of this is a decision move bashing Swinestein's Centreback David. Can you think of another personnel lineup decision that has just gone as poorly but even in the moment felt as logically flawed what s taking away one of the a maybe one of the one a center midfielders in the league and moving him out of the position that was the central Metronome to what gave you your one eight tactical philosophy to centreback centreback where he is probably a searcy- minus centreback in the League. I don't disagree with you on his quality at centerback. Do you think after two and a half years playing in the summer the travel his age that bashing Swinestein could still cover ground in midfield to be that one eight. If you'RE GONNA play center back back in two thousand nine hundred ground all centrebacks they can both step into the midfield just as well as they can drop turn their hips and cover into the channel they can win balls in the box. There are so few centrebacks right now who also aren't elite athletes that I'm not sure covers up that problem to move back so David it's those two things moving transmitters centreback and it's this lack of a tried any of actually being good at anything that is crushed his team in the last so the the identity you mentioned comes up when I watched them in that Frankowski the first first few weeks. I'm like this is a guy who can initiate his own offense can beat guys one V one can change the game and then you look at guys like Niko Guyton who can do that as well and Qatar Berbers and I've never seen a game where all of them do it at the same time and I think it comes down to there are game styles. That power plays that fit Frankowski skill set. I think Tom's probably been the most consistent because I think he's the biggest alpha dog of all of them but all the other guys. There are games where you're like YEP that C._J.. Song Yup that's Frankowski Yeah. That's that's a guy who can help power team and then you watch four weeks in a row and you don't see them engaged the same level or affecting the game in the same way well. We talk about tactics right. We talk about continuity. What tactics do is they give you answers and when you have answers you have conviction when you have conviction you have something to fall back on so David the fact that they appear to lack confidence that they appear to lack the word? I always like to use his conviction in what they're doing. That's because they don't legitimately have preset answers to what they're doing. This all comes back together and the reason you can't get five or six six players on the same page. Feeling confident is if you don't have those preset answers. You're rolling dice man. That's what you're doing. You're saying we have talented players. Hopefully they hit at the same time and maybe you can do that. If you pick. I think back to the Houston Dynamo Right. I don't think dom kinnear gave a ton of preset answers but he. I knew how to pick players. He knew how to pick a team. He knew how to give just the exact he brought it into the club. <hes> there was a clear way he was going to play exactly. We're locking it on way back. It was it was a natural fit. It was a natural fit between player and manager adjourned player and player. The Chicago team doesn't have that so you are legitimately just rolling dice hoping these talented players have a good performance in this is not just Chicago you go through other teams other teams around the world that do this but this is what separates is Chicago fire from L. A._F._C.. who have a ton of preset answers and you're not rolling dice? You have answers to fall back on that provide conviction that then provide confidence that then provide joy when these players step on the field so for Chicago they drop late that result they are still outside the playoff places. Nothing really changes on that front lot of question marks about what's going on. Nelson Rodriguez did an interesting interview yesterday so I advise you to go online and look at that where he basically said everything's up for options. The infrastructure of this club is not where we want it to be in in terms of player roster Mr everyone's on the table because it's not going well. PNEUMONIA NIKOLIC isn't starting. You've got that front attacking few rotating in and out there seem to be and I don't know if this is just natural just players being frustrated but it looks like Francisco Calvo was having a heated discussion at the end of that game. I believe it was with guitar but I wasn't exactly sure where they were frustrated with. What's going on first of all if you're another M._l._S. team? Are you looking at this and saying these are guys that I can go and get because there's clearly talent on this roster. Well let me ask it this way. The New England Revolution under Bruce Arena have turned things around because there was talent on this roster. Is that possible for the Chicago Fire Team and yes. I would never say it's not possible right you would never in a million years thought it was possible to San Jose this quickly with the roster as constructed you would never probably in a thousand years ten thousand years New England could do this. It's always possible Cincinnati and this is the thing I say over and over coaching matters. A ton of this is not to save Al Capone of it is a bad coat. It's clearly the wrong fit but yeah. I don't know how to answer your question to say yeah. It's possible but if I may if I may another team I don't think I would take any of those attackers right now. Just because the confidence is too low really you wouldn't go out and say I could get probably for cheaper than when I would get especially outside the League in Frankowski even Bobby Herbert's I mean they're highly which isn't going anywhere that's clear and so that's probably a starting spot checks. McCartney's probably a guy who's a started. There's extra numbers in that area which I think think if I'm another major league soccer team. I'm looking to go out and get if possible. That's just how I see it. When you look at this club now we know they're going to move from bridgeview after this season? How long does it take them? What's the process to starting to? I don't know if it's reset because we said the talents there but move forward. Oh that's a really good question. I'm really fascinated by this infrastructure statement because people don't realize how much there is below the surface within these clubs and use L. A._F._C.. As the example right they get Diego Rosie they get to grow and they hit on both of them. That doesn't come by accident right. They went out. They found a scout instructor. In South America they found people they trust they found liaisons and they found contract. Negotiators was that French or Spanish were liaison. It's and there's a lot of accent on that but when you talk about infrastructure there's a continued. There's a reason that the that the best clubs continued do well in part of its money spent but it's infrastructure so it's interesting when you hear the the fire who have not been good over the last. What does it really been? Ah Six seven years yeah I'd say Dennis Hamlets Years. They were in the conference finals back to back years than it was a dry spell then you have twenty seventeen now was where they lost to the rebels in the first round of the postseason which I think was an upset you you see a team. Consistently underperform consistently underperformed the talent. There's usually something deeper. There's usually something below the tip of that iceberg and if I'm afire fan it's nice to hear that confront confronting say art. It's actually the infrastructure and we need to really rethink the foundation into what we provide the player and then you have the situations with Brandon Vincent with Andrew Gutman as well as Matt Pulsa which I think a little bit less strong which is local guys are non local guys but choosing to leave and that was a very odd way that this off season went about so it'll be interesting to see what the next few weeks like the Chicago fire in this transfer window as they try reset themselves especially the next year or two where they'll be playing their games and what this club will look like on the flip side for Columbus they are in a tough spell as well. We will get to that more later on in the show but Louis St as their young DP that they signed Costa Rica made his debut in this game and a guy that you like a little bit of water associate got the start at the number ten spot. I do like order says I also like Mario Williams. You just think about these players who are just under performing. They're not there you feel like their talent has yet to come out and I think both Romario Williams and order. Sosa are both those players. I'm not sure there are actually get the opportunity but I wouldn't mind Jordan Hamilton Reminder Williams you gotta think Columbus brought them in and said there's. There's things we like about this year but there's things we don't take a flyer on these guys we think have talent and we'll see what happens with them. I mentioned the New England revolution because of their ability to turn it around. They've been phenomenal under Bruce Arena. They've yet to lose a game under their new manager manager actually stretching before he took over we talked about them making a record signing coming into this transfer window to open it up to make this statement to say we're GONNA go and set a record fee on a striker where ready to win now and for the future chair and it worked out pretty well for them both scores on his debut a four zero win against Vancouver mid-week game. Maybe hard one four Vancouver to travel for but at the same time this was a ref seemed that was pretty much flying throughout this they were awesome. They were really fun to watch. Basically they set up. I was texting with doyle before the game about this trying to figure out how they would formulate that lineup and the basically turned into being to centrebacks one defensive midfielder one center striker four other players who founded around around Teal Bunbury Gustavo Carla's he'll and WanNa Godollo and then to outside backs who basically functioned as wingers providing the width as the other four attackers roamed around the middle finding the ball tremendous to watch just so interesting how calm these guys are on the ball uh-huh when you used to watch this team even Carlos Il Dago for goon does Wanna Gabella used to feel like a hot potato on them like they got it like I don't want this gives us off me. All of a sudden Bruce Arena comes in and it's like yeah give it to me. I'll take it you go there. I'll get you the ball no worries. We'll get we'll figure it out. It's been incredible able to watch what do you make of Juan Fernando say starting in this game because in my mind Teal Bunbury played some of the best soccer I've ever seen him play as a centre forward Gustavo Ken Play Center forward he did play started out on the left in this game and basically was a free roaming attacker coming off the wing Carlos heels of free roaming attacker coming from the center as well and they've found their space. What do you make of still being in that starting line if it doesn't feel like we're getting a little bit stuck into the Sporting Kansas City question of talent versus system because his team? I did win four to nothing. There's a question of whether one zero two was good enough but his team in the game that we're bringing this up for one or two nothing in played very very. You don't like my question I it's apparently fair question this. I'm going to answer it right. If you'RE GONNA put your most talent on the field for what they yeah then maybe move Teal Bunbury to striker you bring Christian Penny on you find a way to get Diego Fernandez on the field but at the same time going back to that structure I just said to centrebacks one defensive midfield are one center striker that other players the ton of freedom. Maybe you do just need a senator striker who can occupy centreback who can stretch the field so does continue to play keep that in mind. It's like the old the old who played Kyri Shelton right very shelton started on a team that had the most points of the regular season in the West you he went out of loved watching him. You might not have been as talented as you want Casey Fan but they had the most points in the West so I'm GonNa keep an eye on that with the rows of just that's fulfills. The function that Bruce Arena's looking for a lot of special things going on in New England right now want Delos converging version into that number eight fantastic. It's been a and then Charlie Davis said on the show before Louis. They'll just being told don't worry about possession like your job is to win tackles in front of the centrebacks and he looks very comfortable doing that also I love talk haze. Almost Samuel Piette levels talks with Luis Caicedo which is such a defensive midfielder move. Why God let the wrath know that they're pulling my jersey? Queue the call ref. I get no respect Julian deguzman before that Julian Deguzman G._M.. Of Ottawa fury now Assam on the other day yeah yeah so this revs team. They're performing well. They're fun to watch they'll face F._C.. Cincinnati in their next game pretty good opportunity to keep this streak Oh and Gustavo Bo a phenomenal goal by the way to start doing. We're GONNA talk about him for a second hits all of his performance I made you've watched more of him than I have so this is i. He seems good at a lot of things I don't know what he's great at and that might be fine because if he's good at everything that could be enough for this team. Cling control control has a little bit of speed but isn't lightning. You saw the backheel in the box at one moment different ideas than what other guys have and clearly can strike a ball as well when he gets put into that situation so that's what I saw from him was just a high level player across the board. I don't know if you need a guy like obviously Carlos. FELLAS great right but a guy who can do one thing amazing to kind of build everything around or if that's enough for this team in terms of getting him because there is other talent on this roster but he was it was definitely all positive I saw no negatives from his performance just an all around really good soccer player crafty sneaky whatever you WANNA call it. He's just a clever player who can beat you in a lot of ways. It looked to me if you were to describe his position or his role in the team. It was a pseudo free role that started on the left more often than not maybe started behind the striker but it really looked to me like Bruce Arena gave Hill Godollo Bunbury and bow just the instruction to say play off each. Each other you all know the space is unique. Take up right left next to the striker off the striker figure it out with a specific instruction to nowhere Bo is and figure it out based off that when you watch he'll play I think you notice him. He likes to get outside aside and I think because it's less physical pressure demand on him to get touches without getting hit and knocked and stuff and so it will fit perfectly because more is inverted winger that he comes in with the ball and does something but I think Bo might occupy space more that he'll leave and you really talk about going back to the original point about the Houston Dynamo and players who fit together feels like this group is fitting together Saito sits. You already said he tackles. He moves the ball. I know there's not a thinker on the field right. He's giving me the ball. I'M GONNA run. I'm GonNa Chase. He's never been a cerebral libro player. He's been skilled. He's energetic and that's playing now right. He covers Ground Hillary's off him beaut read off that Hillary's off bow right. It feels like the pieces are coming together and this is the exact type of team that Bruce Arena once. It's going to be exciting to watch the rams jobs over the next few weeks. They are still out of the playoff spots but right now the bottom of the eastern conference just feels like it's all over the place another team right there on the bottom of the eastern conference which is starting to feel pretty confident is Toronto F._C.. They started off against the New York Red Bulls with one of the best goals of the I did. The vowel radius thing on Monday and you guys all knocked down. I'm Josie back in on this on the one touch backheel goal off a hard cross from I'd say twelve to fourteen yards out in off the post office for jailed out from their own. Now you're going to soccer narrowly and not just it was a great finish but it was also a great goal starting with the center back the whole first five minutes they dominated that game and then josie caps it off Tim Parker right on his back. Nothing Lewis row bliss can do and then and Chris Armas said I thought we made them uncomfortable. Enforce them out of their game plan at times but four A._F._c. four-man backline now with Omar Gonzalez coming in Josie back and healthy which allows pus well. I think into a more comfortable position Kaelin Eland said I think on this show on Monday he sees this as one of the teams that can rise up these conference. They're basically three points out of sack and that's how this whole thing kind of works out. How do you see this Toronto team now with these additions so here's what I wrote wrote in the column this morning? I said Jason Davis on Sirius X._M.. Yesterday and double down on this morning okay so it was just no bobby Senate everywhere else while I talk about Toronto F._C.. And The New York Red Bulls are the two teams most likely to who come out of the East and the playoffs M._l._S. Cup interesting because the Red Bulls do with the Red Bulls do right and even last night they pushed onto out of passing right Tronto tried to pass the Times Red Bulls ran the mover as Chris Armas said they had to adjust Toronto one this on but it felt like red was probably would have won this if this game would be played over the same way right so red bulls have there and if you don't adjust they will do very well against you but Toronto you look at that spine. They didn't play well read was might have been the better team but they're still still so good at staying confident on the ball breaking lines running the patterns they've rehearsed and then they have to incredibly talented players to make plays so when I think about the eastern conference or as much as I like Philadelphia they need to win a big game before I would say they're the team to come out of the playoffs N._Y._C.. In Atlanta need to show more consistent consistency about the way they do their patterns on the field the way they defend and attack a unit but then these two teams Toronto and Red Wolves already have an they've already proven they can ride that it through the the playoffs there my top two teams right now interesting. I the other thing I'm curious which one okay so Toronto F._C.. You want to do as well as you can in the regular season to be home for Red Bulls and this is coming off things like this. Do you WANNA would be a home team for this playoff where now it's one like they have been so good at times on the road when teams feel the need to play great point but we'll teams feel that way in a one game not too great point a great point. I don't have a good answer to it. I mean I would have said yes until what Atlanta United did last year right but that also comes off a I like that they lost on the road right that changed the way the series got played out against the New York Red Bulls. Well Atlanta was always going to smash the ball long. Yeah that's true right home away. They had their a game plan. They were not going to get red bull by the rules so it's interesting to see obviously these changes will see for the first time ever in the postseason. We don't want to get there already. There's a lot of soccer left to play for Toronto though a win against Montreal a weird game but a ton of energy in that game and then you come home you get a performance from Josie. Michael Bradley looked more like himself in that one and you start to see for Toronto see what it could look like of course they brought an attain winger who didn't make his debut yet is it. We talked. He'll weeks ago about needing to manage Diego chargers minutes. If we think that the Portland Timbers are GonNa make the playoffs and make sure H._R.'s peaking with the years he has on his legs. We say the same thing Michael Bradley I mean is he a thirty four game starter now or see someone. You need to say all right Michael. The sample size is big enough. You don't have it in your legs to play at the proper level manager minutes. I would love to get a camera in the room while you have that conversation with Michael Bradley. This is a guy who has said I WANNA be on the field in every single game. We've seen him play Canadian Championship deanship Games Midweek when his team already has a lead in the series when they're at their peak competing on all fronts who've seen them play early CONCACAF Champions League Games and freezing Cold Colorado that is Michael Bradley Two A.. T. and I don't think there's anything wrong with that amazing what you want from professional. I don't know if he is at the point yet where he saying yeah I'm different. My Body has changed. My abilities have changed and come out. Jonathan Massaro didn't get a start in this game. Marquis Delgado did so it'll be interesting to see how sorry fits into all of this us as a formation changes as they bring in these new players in the final one. We WanNA mention from Wednesday night Atlanta United knocking off the Houston Dynamo five zero yes that sounds epic and it was but Albert the least getting a red card in the sixth minute kind of change things a little at Mercedes Benz so Atlanta United did what they had to do. Took care of Business Emerson Hyman gets on the field for a solid. I think it was about seventy seventy five minutes in that one looked very comfortable for them. which is positive and Joseph Martinez scored so all of the good things for Atlanta rebounding rebounded from that loss against Seattle on the flip side for Houston? It's been a tough run but off the field a little bit of News James Harden's been announced as a minority owner for the Houston Dynamo. He'll pick up about five percent of that club. Oscar de la Hoya also already a celebrity pretty minority owner of that team so now Houston Dynamo pure isolation soccer one V one soft just three indeed just get off of James Harden and bad but it's not not the soccer. They've been playing yeah absolutely true that is very true but you could see them. Maybe backload some crazy Albert police roster contract forty million dollars thirteen years and then try and use the draft picks to get off of it. Lots of Houston Rockets jokes. I could make right now but the beard is in the League James Harden one of the I guess you could say one of the top hop iconic wise top ten fifteen athletes in the world you and say that it's a pretty impressive stretch feels like a stretch but I get what you're saying to snow. You know always in M._v._p.. Voting so now he is involved with major league soccer which is exciting to see from him. We've got more excitement coming up in a major league soccer. The All Star game is on the way it's happening in Orlando this year the game coming up at the end of the month but first we will have the skills challenge on July thirtieth eight P._M.. Eastern time you could watch it on the M._l._S. L. APP you can watch it on twitch you can watch it on twitter as well where you can interact as they will be three sets of teams with three players each and M._l._s. all star group with Wayne Rooney Carlos Vela and John Dos Santos and Orlando team with Nani Chris Mueller Mendez and Athletico Madrid team with Coca Achebe and one of the most expensive signings in World History Zhao Felix who was on his way to being the next great Portuguese superstar they will face off in three challenges a shooting accuracy one from the penalty spot a passing accuracy one where they will hit targets from different distances and a touch and volley one. We get more points based on how you hit it first time half volley all that type of stuff and these guys will go at it at the E._S._p._N.. Wide World of sports you can go out you can get tickets for that to double header with homegrown game so you can just like jam it all in Bobby now that I've done that gotten all those rules down. How do you feel about this? I'm excited man. I love this type of stuff. I look is this what players do after practice for practice like most of the players that you see see in this competition. The stars are this talented because they are the ones to go up before training. put down a ball and say ten dollars. If I hit crossbar maybe it's more for these and then they say after new P._K.. Challenges we've had a little more or they have the youth player the homegrown cross balls for finish. I'm excited to see them actually put this new real competition with some fans and stakes on the line. It's going to be fun. It's GonNa be a great environment other. All Stars are going to be coming out Athletico Madrid players other celebrities. They'll be a judges panel that will be picking style points for these things you can vote on that on twitch and on twitter so you can be engaged but there'll be a couple celebrity judges there. Maybe some musicians maybe some former Brazilian great players who are familiar to the area. You know who I'm talking about here right uptight of course guys like that's you never know who's going to be in the building. It's going to be a ton of fun. We're very excited about this and it's a little historic the first time this happened but she's talking about James Harden. You talk about the dunk contest and like that is the peak of what everyone wants want. This is something that could be really cool because of the culture like you said around soccer. This is what players do this is. What we all do we go to the park? Play the will pick up and then it's like just hit me crosses. I just WanNa hit Molly's as volley till the rest of my life and when you hit it clean there's no better feeling healing and now we're going to get to watch some of the best players in the world do that and one of those players who will be serving up balls on this stage. He's our A._T.. And T. Call to the field for the day Mr Chris Miller Chris. Thanks so much for joining us. Thanks for having me so I heard. Heard your P._R.. Guy Matt who's alongside you in this beautiful hotel right now. Call you cash. Is that your nickname yeah. It seems to be trending a little bit <hes> throughout the squad. Some of the guys call me cash but some of the guys can't show up took up the price of common cash cash and that's the way so it's a new nickname. This is an M._l._S. base nickname not like growing up in Illinois nickname. No no yeah it started actually after <hes> a scored my first goal against Portland and dumb had started <hes> some live video after the game and just called cash and from there. That's how shut off respect to dwyer. That's the guy builds brands. This is what he does. That's how you get the commercials Dagley so cash. I think I might have to call you that for the rest of the interview. You're going to part of the skills challenge the first time ever. How did you find out about this? How did you know you were going to be involved? <hes> it was actually just before training session and one of the day's <hes> someone who came in and just Kinda told me that I had been selected. They read it in an article somewhere. I was Kinda shocked but also super excited after reading what it was about that I'd be able to compete in do some <hes> showcase my skills against some of the world's best. I thought that that was really exciting. I'm still even right Alexander to be a part of it. Coming up Wayne Rooney's Zhao how Felix j some of the biggest names in the world and Chris meal. You're going to be a part of this. Have you ever done anything like this. No I mean horsed around with my friends. Maybe in the backyard doing some scores started skills challenge cross by a little things like that but none to this degree so <hes>. I'm really excited to see how it goes down in how it takes place which category which event you most confident in going into this thing. I'm honestly confident. All free asked why he's cash. Maybe the shooting okay looks like fun so you've got Sebah Mendez Noni on your team. What do you expect to see shooting touch in volume passing which you see them being the best that <hes> maybe as a squad? Maybe the touch in Bali because I'm pretty sure what are they guy says to serve Wallin so <hes> in a way that we can all combined in trying to make something happen in that sense I think I think that that will be a fun drill. I think that <hes> the passing obviously suit several and is range of passing that he has on the pension <hes> ninety shouldn't have a problem with any of them should be good so I don't know if you know this. Coca is a known the listener and watcher of extra time watching right now so look into that screen and give coca what he needs to know going into this toxin trash well. I guess I know K. Pretty Pretty Pretty well from Washington the lot but it's time for some of these guys to learn cash GLATZ might leave now. I'd be the peak of this show. That is the moment I was waiting for. Chris Healers in the House Athletico Madrid Wayne Rooney Carlos Vela L. A. sit down. You're going to be part of this home. Side is the wall gonNA show up like should we have a skills challenge wall. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the Wall came came down and wanted to check it out. It's going to be a pretty cool nine especially taking place in Orlando. I wouldn't be surprised if we had some members from the wall there and the whole week in general what do you think about the fact that in just your second year you're going to be part of what is the host team for an M._l._s. all star game. Yeah I think it's I think it's incredible I. I honestly didn't know that the skills challenge was happening until <hes> I got selected forward in once I was selected in seeing all this hype. It's coming in around the All Star game. That's come into Orlando. City are exploits stadium. Excuse me <hes>. I think it's it's just amazing. I think it's really good for the League. I think it's a great <hes> it'll be a great event and obviously when you include world renowned players in world class players. I think that it's going to draw a lot of attention to it so I'm really excited to be a part of it in can't wait to get out there. Do you get nervous going into these types of events will. Will you be nervous for this stage with some big names. How do how do you react in these type of moments <hes>? I think that I would be fine. I think that <hes> anything about it. You could see where some nurse come in just 'cause you're with so many like I said just world class players even <hes> you know the all stars non even took me a while to get used to playing with him because I grew up watching him play like my whole life so <hes> but I think that in the sense that this is going to be like a <hes> of a fun event. I think that from that standpoint it's not we're obviously all competing but <hes> we're or all out there obviously to to have fun so I think that I'll be able to handle the pressure pretty well and they situations and the big moments. It's for things like this. We think dunk contest you think about the celebrities on the sidelines the other players losing it freaking out when you do stuff. Is there anyone you're excited to see show up no actually to we expect a good haircut for this yeah I would say so. I'd have to spice it up a little bit sprinkle some cash on their Chris. David mentioned the wall earlier. I want to go back to a moment home. What happened a couple of weeks ago U._S.? Open Cup. You guys beat N._Y._C.. A._F._C. in penalty kicks before those penalty kicks the wall ran from their side of the field behind the goal. You're shooting on. It's become known as the running of the wall. What was that like for you? How did you experience variance from the field? I thought it was honestly an incredible moment just when they had selected to have the the penalties on the opposite side of the wall seeing the people kind of run through the stadium and pylon onto the other side of the pitch were at first as she regards weren't going to let them through and <hes> we've gotten some people down there to give them the go-ahead and they swarm behind the goal and I think that going into that that gave us a massive advantage to have fans behind our goalie and on the side that we were shooting. I think that <hes> definitely help us get the win. We saw will Johnson turn around and start waving more fans over to the other side of the field more you guys saying each other. What were you thinking wallet was going down? I was also trying to wave people took the job I was telling everybody to get over there on that side of the on that side of the goal so that they can help our guys you know in those situations I think didn't penalties. I think that <hes> if you got people screaming behind the goal and given the goalkeeper a little bit of confidence. It's a little bit of motivation. I think that those those little things might give a little edge when when you sit down and look at it you're just in your second year as a pro player drafted sixth overall last year by Orlando City but you've played away games and you've played home games. What's the experience like playing in front of the wall playing in front of home fans in Orlando weaken and week out? It's amazing. Honestly I think the <hes> our fan base has been amazing. They've treated me so well since I got drafted last year. <hes> and I'm really thankful thankful that get to play in front of people like that. I think that's one of the things as a as a young kid that you dream of his playing in stadiums playing in front of people and ought to be embraced the way that I have by the Orlando fans it. It gives me so much motivation every week when I step out onto the pitch to be playing in front of them so yeah they're awesome besides the trademark running of the wall. Is there any other one moment that sticks out to you in your time playing at explore your stadium. We've had so many good comeback wins honestly that I had just been so so profound like in my career so far that I think that to pick one it would be an insult to the others. I think that alternative in have been great. I WanNa talk about your progression as a player because when I look at someone like you with your ability on the ball I ask myself. Why did he spend four years in college but then I go back through your numbers and they weren't great their your first two years at Wisconsin and then they really ramped up junior and senior year what has been your progression like as a player and you may be being considered a late bloomer yeah? I think that you know my first two years in school. Were kind of tough because I hadn't I hadn't played as much as I would have liked thought. The team was <hes> not performing at our our potential. Obviously we weren't playing too well but <hes> as started to blossom here in an I'm trying to continue to learn. I think that <hes> it's just been a matter of learning all the little things that it takes to to be a good player in it comes in confidence. It comes in <hes> mentally. I think that that was a huge piece that I had to to add to my game and learn about what was the mental side of the game and I think that as I continue to grow here it's just going to be something that <hes> it's important is just going to keep getting bigger fill fill in the blank for me here. Chris Mueller will be a member of the US men's national team if he gets better at crispy there will be a member of the US men's national team if he gets better at no one's ever monitoring and with bobby what I'll always I guess I should have told you up Chris because we talk on this show that you have the technical ability you have. There's no other way to put it. The sauce that this men's national team pull needs but maybe your game so needs to grow so what are you working on route training or maybe when training ends and you stay out there by yourself I mean I'm honestly just to work in a little bit of my technical aspects after after training every day and that's that's shooting that's one hodge and and <hes> I touch in the pocket in half turns little things like that but I think that it's just GonNa have to come down to consistency in production. I think that that's something that I just want to continue to build on a continue to put up good numbers. I think that that's <hes> that's something that's really important in. Is something something that could hopefully push me into the pool Sunday. You talk about consistency last year. You came out with a bang scored. Goals early got that wall up on their feet as you said those great comebacks and then from goals point of view from stats point of view it went into a lull later on in the season is the. Rookie Wall a real thing. Did you find that how much harder it was physically or mentally to be consistent in professional soccer yeah the under the last year especially it was tough with the season that we had and it being my first year in the league. I thought that the way that I came out like you said and scored three goals in three games or something like that I kind of may be too high and I think that <hes> of learned that this game is all about staying consistent through your through the lows in through through the Times where things are good so you don't WanNa you don't WanNa upbeat up in the peaks and you don't want to be on the valley. I think that <hes> finding that consistent level of just trying to take a game by game day by day trying to take something out of every training sessions trying to make those little small improvements so that in the long term <hes> you could see some big improvements and then as a team team for Orlando City. This is one of the best run since you've been a part of the group we mentioned going to the semi-finals of the Open Cup for the first time ever a few points out of a playoff spot right now. What's the feeling in the group about the way you're trending yeah? We have a lot of believe I think the <hes> we've ingrained a pretty good identity culture into what we got going on here and I think that <hes> if you look back at a lot of the game so far this year. I think that we should even have more points than we do right now. So I'm seeing where we are right now on the table. It doesn't give us too much too much to worry about but it also it. It's a reminder that you know with the Games that we've been playing. We know we've been playing good football. We know that we have <hes> been doing all the things that we want to try and do. I think that <hes> I think that the belief in the group is there Erin A as we continue to get going here. I don't know how many fifteen games left or something like that. I think that there's a lot to play for with where we're at right now on the table to huge questions to close out on first. We've seen some quality goal celebrations from you. How much work is going into knows? How much is Dom Dwyer? Non Helping Develop your goal celebration game that I'm trying to develop my own celebration and trying to continue to steal 'cause I've always done Rinaldo celebration. Even when I was back in school it Wisconsin Wisconsin and ninety told me after the last game that tell this kid is doing his job. You must've been so no. I mean yeah. The work has to be done for sure because is <hes> I think that coming up with my own cash celebration would be a good thing. We're looking forward to that. I will drop that castle British on this show every time you score if you come through I got a close up on a big one. Mr Ben Bear Who's part of soccer dot com comes on the show quite often. He is a University of Wisconsin alum. He is forever forward trying to push the game. You Tom Barlow drew connor basically the three best players ever from your school soccer program one. Is Tom Barlow the greatest goalscorer of all time in the world and to what happened then all all of a sudden you guys came together as a class and now you're a soccer school. <hes> I don't know I think that it was just kind of a desire to to push the program in a in a different way. I think that even guys like Mark said Burson <hes> Mike Catalano who who hasn't gotten his shot through through it all yet. I think that just having a group of core guys who who believed in something bigger than than what was there trying to see a big picture in the future I think that once we all put that vision in hand and just went for something I think it turned out to be great and you can see it now. Tom <hes> scored even yesterday. He's he's a good goal score. He's fast strong. He gets him behind <unk>. He's got a good finish on <hes> you know on us for that for that being said I like to play with Tommy and <hes> none of the university versus Wisconsin is definitely on the Komo there you go cast set it himself. He's GonNa get to show off for the all star Skills Challenge in Orlando coming up at the end of the month in front of Madrid unless all stars and everyone else in the world has it'll be on twitter and and twitch streaming the entire time of course you can catch him against the Portland Timbers later tonight and throughout the season four Orlando City Chris. Thanks so much for taking the time to join us. We really appreciate it. Thanks for having me on guys. I appreciate it all right cash in the building. That was a lot of fun Bobby Chris Mueller coming up as a star. You were serious though when you ask them the national team thing like you think he's on the border of being able to push that light yeah. I'd like to see him in the national team already what kind of what do we have any other players who play like him running the players that much comfort that much confidence and we might doesn't have the it factor of Jordan Morris or Jonathan Lewis with their pace but I'd like to see Chris Mueller. Get a call up. It's it's been fun to watch him for Orlando C._D.. It'll be fun to watch him in that Skills Challenge July thirtieth eight P._M.. Eastern time on twitch on twitter you can watch it on the M._l._S. APP and then of course the All Star game coming up the next day Athletico Madrid against the all stars coming from Explorer Stadium July thirty four and Bobby. You know how big Diego Simeone a fan. I am pretty big. Athletico Madrid aged fan as well. I'm extremely excited for this one. It's going to be awesome. I might wear my jersey. Is that okay. Is that unprofessional. You're going to wear the Athletico Madrid Jersey. I have a prewar Athletico Madrid Jersey. There's like pre nineteen forties. It's obviously not the real one from then otherwise. I put it in a box. We'll see what happens when you look up this weekend and what's going on in major league soccer starts on Friday night and it's probably the first thing we've talked about anyway but it's going to get kicked off ten P._M.. Eastern time on E._S._P._N.. The Big One L. Traffic Chico L. A._F._C. Hosting the galaxy out in California Bobby L. A._F._C. basically right now the best team in major league soccer history before we get into that how much better they can get because they have an open DP spot. Andrea did not work out for them. What what would you do if you had this open spot and you were putting it together over remind myself of the line? Don't let perfect be the enemy of amazing because they're amazing right. What growth could you have by signing new player over what they already have compared to the idea that we know how hard it is for big name players that come to this league sometimes and yes? Maybe you get a Brian Fernandez atop. Maybe you get an Andre Horta. Maybe get a P._d.. Martinez this is to say don't try an upgrade your team this year. Get a player that used for the long-term finally EP. That's young song that you can help grow the Bilo on to hopefully sell a little bit higher so I'd be surprised if they use that DP spot to improve right now but they should use it thinking down the road because Latif Blessings GonNa want his money Mark Anthony K Edward Cuesta Eddie see all these players have played. Don't go to Europe or are on contract. I mean got extended this year. Latif got extended but just the one year because that stops athletes from asking for more moisture absolutely although everything you just described his Andre Horta so they tried that and it didn't go so well the hope on Horta would make his way into the team quick I did but the point was they didn't need him right. He had the flexibility to take his time find. You eat develop when you actually look at this club and it's ridiculous to say they actually haven't always spent high numbers well. When you look at like the big numbers they have? It's Diamante Christian Ramirez. It's Li win and then obviously the two G._p.'s have the other ones and then under that it's out to us the and then it's Walker Zimmerman Eddie sicker I think about two hundred thousand dollars they have crushed it on their other moves so it's almost to the point where it's like. Don't use it. That's not their best that why use it <hes> that's complicated. We talked about investment because I don't know the exact numbers and we talked about earlier in the show with them setting it up so you could say on the back end. They didn't spend a ton on transfer fees. They didn't spend a ton on wages but maybe on the front end though scouts we talked about that scouting structure the agents. Maybe they spend more on that. We don't exactly know what they spent on these players but whatever they're doing is working so then one more specific you say by Yang someone who can develop blah blah blah. Is there a position in mind. I think the obvious one would be center forward <hes> but it's tough because you have to spend normally higher numbers to get quality quality at that position. I don't know that I would say a position. I think I would find the right player for the right price with the with the right amount of potential that you can help grow and then he turned into a star. It's interesting to see for L. A._F._C.. What position would you get? I think it has to V. Center forward one because when you're talking about selling later that's where you're going to get the most money you'll get more mino- toss get auto pain. It's literally Minolta's. This is the dream scenario. Their Scouts in Colombia have been fantastic already with cigar not to Estes so they've done well there you can it also maybe look at young Americans around the world and see if there's any potential they're similar to what they did with Mark Anthony K. I don't know who I'm talking about in that scenario. Maybe it's just sergeant but that would probably not happen. <hes> it'll be interesting to see for L._A.. Of See I mentioned it. They're cruising there arguably the best team in major league soccer right now. They've never beaten Allah galaxy. How big is this one for them as a club the last one if we're talking about the future of L. A._F._C.? We also have to note that the under fifteen level they have one of the two undisputed best teams in the academy freight those kids you're going to be turning sixteen seventeen. We see players major league soccer playing at that age including for Alvarez across L._A.. Playing for the galaxy just keep that in mind as you think about where you're going next what Bob Bradley wants to do. They have a leap prospects coming through that system. Ask Your question okay. How much does this game into this club? They're probably going to win. Supporters Shield this year. They're arguably the greatest season in major league soccer history. They've never beaten the galaxy. Can I phrase that answer by saying it matters more to the galaxy. No you can not that's not a proper answer you can but you'd be wrong yeah. You're gonNA tell me this game matters more to L. A._F._C.. Who are trotting they could go into a slow walk and still win supporter shield? I can tell you this because as someone who's a sports sports fan the last thing you want to have any club in the bag for your rival to come at you with and there will be like a cliche that sports people use actually if if if L. A._F._C. doesn't win this game they'll be like hey the galaxy your joke doc where the top team in the League Carlos fellows the best player in the League slots on has some very interesting comments about that as well and galaxy fans will come back and just say you've never beaten us it won't be right. It may not be the trump card but they can say it and that hurt says. Defense I'm GonNa tell you that hurts you. Don't agree with a lot of pain in my life. Is I know all about these things. I've never seen one of my sports teams win anything but beating your rival is what you want that you another moment. I get what you're saying but he was L.. A._F._C. are so far ahead. I mean everything they've done the quality of their soccer one game doesn't diminish that yeah maybe if it was close maybe if they were only up by. What are they right now or in stir? Maybe they're only up by nine points. They're up foil Levin Point exactly that part is done. What's next and for them? What's next is winning in this rivalry or winning the entire you know two legs over the course of the separation points but not only the separation the quality of soccer David L. A._F._C.? You're doing compared to the galaxy. Yes they have is Latin. They've got decent defensive shape. John Dos Santos has been excellent at times but the quality and soccer right if you if you truly love the sport the product that these teams are putting on the field is also an ocean apart and even if the galaxy win wants and it's almost hard to imagine they don't just win but also out plan is that is there any percentage that you would put on the table for the galaxy not just winning but actually out planning looking like the better team I would say no because the way the team is structured. We've agreed on this in the past wits lots on the field is not free flowing dominating possession types games. I think they've gotten better at that in two thousand nine hundred and they were at twenty eighteen. They've probably gotten better at everything since two the eighteen as a club because last year was pretty bad for them but that's not the way they play and it's not going to be the way they play. I think if they're successful I think for them. It's going to be getting an early goal getting something. Whatever comes out of nowhere you could say what's lots Tom and then sitting as a group and defending number? I hope the galaxy is an organization. My guess is they do right. 'CAUSE SCARLATA smart Chris Klein played some good soccer and major league soccer. You have the stars on your chest Bruce for the galaxy yeah. They won cups yeah. They had great players that were fun to watch. I appreciate you know I appreciate this distinction. I appreciate this so so much but no they still played it was eleven thirteen thirteen fourteen three years they still played attractive soccer okay and it wasn't in the same way that Pep Guardiola does Bruce Rain isn't pappy has his own little secret sauce of talking to players and giving the right balance of instruction but lazy fair but it was still attractive and is like this galaxy team with the stars from the past with the sash with the trophies I it just the quality of soccer isn't there. It's a team of moments. It's a team that rides on the shoulders of a star player which when you put it comparison what L. A._F._C. are doing it has to drive people in Carson nuts. Do you WanNa talk about thought. Don's comments about valor. Should we move on I. They actually don't interest me at all. You want to read them. I don't even have them with me so I can't but paraphrase a basically said I'm a better player than Carlos fellow because when I was in my prime which is in now I was doing better things in Europe and villas not don't know how that argument works because the question was currently and Lonzo answer was to why he was currently a better player logically flawed. We both agree logically which is shocking considering the ways law was about you understand the point we liked the flex logically flawed. I'm sure I'll see fans will enjoy it if Crossville gets in on his left foot at some point over the course of this game. It's GonNa be a great way to start the weekend Saturday a ton of action across major league soccer and then finishing up Sunday with three National T._V. Games Atlanta Hosting D._C.. United Four P._M.. Eastern time on E._S._P._N.. And then that will be followed up after a little bit of a break with seven thirty P._M.. Eastern time on F S One Orlando Hosting Red Bulls and double header Cascadia Cup Seattle host Portland that one also on F S One. It's going to be a great weekend of soccer. It's going to be a lot of fun to watch and then it's followed up mid week games again next week. The League's Cup kicking off for the first time ever L. A. Galaxy will be one of the teams hosting they will host on Tuesday night against Club Tijuana Eleven P._M.. On E._S._P._N.. That's coming right after Chicago fire crews Zule and then on Wednesday Houston hosting club America America and our S. L. Hosting Tigris that one those two on U._p._N.. As well as on E._S._P._N.. Plus all of these Games available in Spanish on U._P._N.. There'll be a show here to talk about that. One the Leaks Cup will double its size already next year just being announced the tournament expanding more. M._L._S. teams more league teams in it that coming up next year we will talk about that on Monday. We'll preview these games so let us know what you think at extra time. M._l._S. soccer dot com sorry extra time Tamila soccer dot com and add extra time on twitter. What do you think about the leaks cup expanding? We heard Don garber comments when the final was being announced in Las Vegas to Hercules Gomez alongside the President of League maxine. We want this partnership to grow. We Want S.. Two Leagues to grow closer together going forward bobby. These feel like historic moments when you look back in ten years and you see what this has become or what soccer and North America has become. It feels like these few moments. We're going to be key when you look back. It's going to be pretty cool to watch. Let's move on to the mail bag and we didn't talk about the crew when we talked mid week so we're going to talk about them here because we have gotten a couple emails from crew fans especially Dan in Columbus and he said crew is officially in the worst fifteen game streak week in club history. Some in the fan base are angry with Caleb Porter. I think this is a mistake given the circumstances injury Valenzuela out for the season Igwe out for the season Harrison awful missing six weeks carl up call ups or international artists trap and Mensa the sale sale of Zach Stephan as well as the transition of the front office which didn't allow them to shop in the winter transfer and so basically crew lost their entire spine of the team midway through the season having said that being historically bad is not so good so the manager has to take some blame and he says says I say porter has been better than he looks. Statistically the team performance has been trending up despite not getting results some agreement there. Do you disagree no. It's definitely been a bit unfortunate the crew right if you come into the season and you have the competitive advantage of your to outside backs maybe the best Hannemann and molest and they both get hurt. There goes not just start starter quality players but the backbone of what you're trying to build but it's also fair to say that killer border hasn't done a great job with that right. He was has dealt a tough hand this year. He hasn't played that ham particularly well it somewhere in the middle but I mean this is a guy who has one eye Mosca. He's won championships in college. He's played really fun soccer along the way he deserves to be given the chance and he will be given the chance to find a way to make it better and I it was stated here but when you look at crew and you say well why why is it going to get better literally three of their four starters along their backline have missed almost all of the season when you look at the rotation at centre-back alongside those fullbacks and Zach Stephan leaving thing as well you look moving forward you know they have one of the most competitive central midfield in the League when they have those options behind them and then you talk about a young DP making his debut in India as you talk about what you have in Sosa maybe here there but you've got a little what about talent coming through and then czar already locked in top. There's there's cornerstones to say going forward. This is how we'll get better for. Columbus also think we'd is undervalued or underestimated the difference in systems right Greg Berhalter's strict structure. I'm not surprised by this. Okay that's good but to go from having a detail oriented positioning ideas and what you do in the ball to kill a port or a little bit more free a little bit more figure it out on the fly. It's hard to go from eight A. B. and when you talked about with Porno like and the Houston Dynamo example they were using right. I think there's an element for players of being good because you go into a system but also having the confidence no a coach came and got me for a specific reason and I fit this well and Gregg Berhalter at times we talked about you know maybe not having the big money d._p.'s but getting more talent more production out of players that was I think because of the environment he built and guys coming in knowing exactly what they meant to Gregg Berhalter and exactly how he wants to play the game and then you just switched coaches. It doesn't just change that way right. Kale Porta can't say by the way you're so important to me because he wasn't the one who sat in a room and said hey sign with us and come to Columbus scouted you for six months and I think you see the mental drop off their right. Let's a transition there to question. It wasn't submitted but I'm GONNA ask David Okay so so who are the final two spots in the eastern conference and it feels like the Columbus crew aren't GonNa make it. Are you talking about the postseason now yes. You're just jumping that jumping me out that at where are you already locking in the top five in Philadelphia Atlanta New York work at N._Y._C. A._F._C. Not D._C.. I will put on the bubble interesting so you're saying who are the final three then sure I will give you. I will say Toronto. I will say Montreal because Nacho P._R.. is going to return it sounds like in about a a week and I think he's going to play as a man on a mission his last year and having that guy can change the shape of the field is a huge on so the two Canadian sides in there so that leaves D._C.. United that leaves the New England Revolution Orlando and Chicago. That's a really tough question so I asked yeah. I'm GonNa Say D._C.. Right now what are you. I'm GonNa Keep D._C.. In I'M GONNA keep Toronto win. I bumped Montreal. It comes down to New England Orlando. I Have Orlando because I think knowing one got two good would too quick and teams will now play them like a good team whereas they will not start to play Orlando like a good team and they just kind of chip away points fascinating. It's going to be a lot of fun to watch. It's a great weekend of action coming up starting with traffic. Oh Ten PM eastern time on E._S._P._N.. On Friday night and we're looking forward to all star. WE'LL BE DOWN IN ORLANDO so if you're in the area if you're going to the All Star Game Let us know Leagues Cup coming up next week. We'll have all your previews on Monday and review of the weekend. I think Andrew will be will be back. Although you never know maybe he fell off a boat.

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Men in Blazers 09/03/19

Men In Blazers

1:15:20 hr | 1 year ago

Men in Blazers 09/03/19

"This is rebecca lowe will rebecca if you listen to sub optimal radio and you on this thing to men in blazers on the n._b._c. sports network it from the embassy row studios in the crap potter soho so many blazes podcast it costs projects at back to school special specials. We are back. Dave yeah the only thing in football that's worth international break us thirty good pretty good raj. You look well rested but you've been having some weird dreams weird graphic dream yet. Tell me lately dr. I love to interpret people's dreams like interpreting my own. You'd like joseph in the point where i've had. I don't know if you've ever had this just an incredible run every night about taming a movie play in my head incredible detail really good cinematography well written not as well written as the personally but let titled clouds at the beginning thing is that theme music credits at the say. This relief went away care for the end and it was all a joke. I'm not sure why is triggering them. Maybe it's like some morphine to fulham column feeling sad. Though i thought you'd be excited tweet more rain won't i am getting fitted for some new tweeds and that will bring me out this dream green funk and what a shock hairs dri yeah i one i was a civil war general with the union army think roger bed and the whole sword and all that crap stakes are high holy war depends on me choosing the right battlefield for the climactic clash off aw every single infantryman every single cavalryman is looking at me for direction. Where do we take the highlands. Do we take the low lunch. We cut them off the narrow. Every pitch point and only thing is i know in some of my head. I'm just raj. I'm just a football podcast. I've got no idea how to choose a battlefield for the climactic climactic epic history defining they may bleed into dream them. Okay you ready for this one. The saudi secret service was chasing me and a hat to meet my whole identity disappear with no treaty at all a a._t._m. Cards everything computer tracking cross ogle tweeting but yes credible jonathan number three. I was the starting goalkeeper for the mexican national team a carolina. I like this one. I had like incredible curly hair yeah and add a headband as i shower roggio and we're all in the locker room in the labs. We're about to go on the field. There's just all kinds of shouting and singing and rhythmic height clapping and everybody had to take their turn. They all knew what they were doing. In this song this clap this performance before we went on the field to get hyped and i was desperately trying to keep up with the pre game traditions without being found out as an impostor you know these are all dreams about not being prepared right no not being able to do certainly the first two jobs. You're not able to be a civil war. Gen role really fair criticism. Take it on the report able to play in gulf of mexico interesting that goal internationally if i chose to but not for mexican mexican nationality is that what you're saying and it's interesting but a dreams number one andrea number three do involve heh. They involve a very large civil war. I presume union bid yeah because all union and confederate generals had amazing facial hair that rajin andrew luck it had a baby yet and then the you've got a major you know you've got a big curly perm going on as the mexican national team golly. That's a sidebar. That's probably a little bit about your boldness self-loathing these just more about what you're drinking thinking you're eating for. You can drink more and i'm gonna because i've gone dream. Life is full more exciting. Yeah the more regular life well sorts yet to get my mexican national the team cool up well with any of you are actually doctors so students at dreams would love to hear what those trees in all sincerity. I we'll let the world now. I think there's been so many and they're so graphic that it's something i need to. I love this as a regular feature. Raj raj lays out his dreams ribs and we read interpretations last week streams. I think this is by the way this could be. Its own break montreal jewelry. They always involve chink toasted lifting up the primarily. I have that one probably about three hundred days. I have you standard. Oh my god. I've got an exam but i'm stuck on the train and we're gonna get the examined. Everyone has these graphic perfect widely loosely connected ones. The need believe need help. They've roach a quick announcement before we go further the men in blazers t._v. Show is actually returning to television which is weird. I've had a lot of questions saying oh. I'm so sorry you not on n._b._c. anymore more but we apparently are still on n._b._c. and now we have to apologize for that too so sorry we are on n._b._c. very politics for for not being on n._b._c. n._b._c. n._b._c. We've got back to back to back shows actually saw just back to back shows road sunday september fifteenth bike about attitude p._m. Eastern time and monday september sixteenth at five thirty p._m. Eastern time on n._b._c. the sunday episode that's how british embassy premier league inauguration special special special one of the best thing we've ever done at the british embassy of our three show. Yeah i'm gonna yeah. I think he's talked. Would you say it's top top top top top controversial controversial yet wayne rooney and roosevelt on stage together. I just thought we got the best of england and the united states of the men's game the women's game mhm pound for pound to me the best show. We've been honored to do in a long long time okay roy. We've got a pack show. We're going to celebrate a north london derby during which a marvelous combination of speed skill and still manifested vested itself into a five line poem par emma fight it was the game of the season so far raj templeton thoroughbreds nope livable and city extending their leads in what already looks looks to be another two horse race and don't get too excited raj but we're going to talk some everton football club toast even poor emma i wanted to with the incredibly large head which we get law flack about one but it is the right way to pour a beer people google it. I wanna raise my first. I the butter the day to throwing out the right way to do a lot ahead. We'll if bright dave. I love it not throwing out the first pitch the white sox game last thursday. Take it was remarkable experience just what hoped to be on this to return to chicago with my second son bear. Who's never been there walking around the places. I used to live places shape may ish rogers park the hot lee fit it under some ville billy goat tavern p quad pizza go to the south side to commit skate at blossom met so many g._o._p.'s is that in that crowd to hang out with frank thomas the big. Tell him that he's now probably more famous primarily fans. This new jenex six commercial is on like every single outbreak during games. I call me ozzie gayan telling them sons named after him. I got to meet steve stone. Legend single grace is jewish right handed pitcher in nearly four thousand years of jewish history and all star lucas g alita who is a huge fan huge hugh audley men in blazes lisa's fund which makes me worried by yet been to over ten primarily games day could've came on the show but from blood thumb to the mound. Everything just fell away. I didn't see anything. I couldn't hear anything kind of just blacked out. We nervous before we notice walking to the mount. I thought yeah so it. It was not what that took away a lot of the work. My worry was there was going to be a public accident. Bob boy and i was so chill charlie black talent dave. I couldn't see the catcher. I couldn't see the crowd. I couldn't even see my own sir. I was just like over well. It really hit me like an emotional sledgehammer the sense of wonder and gratitude to the white sox thousand moments of joy meaning they've given me to america always fell a realize on this trip like a chicago and trapped tena british kids body not city of studs terkel william refrigerator perry chance rapper and yet my pitch might have been the worst the thing to happen to the white sox didn't focus on the pitch. It's just a little bit outside. Yeah just a little bit bounce it now. I thought i had to be candidate. I i thought i had an video of me. 'cause mike up yet did swear i thought bounce their halfway like cricket delivery hadn't but they very kindly the white count my swearing hiring and let's just say excuse me i was really excusing my incredible blue stream of of what they mean like hugh grant just pitch and and say excuse me whoopsie daisy when i threw it they just thought about a fifteen year old kid to the up in chicago for the summer sitting in comiskey treatment about moving to america and then moving to america but after bring my even american kid to the bull paw at chilly standard amount that looked at one thirty years really insurance like the scarface story but we're more mental delusion probably to testament to the wonders of american are raised bird fam- lead fam- to that courage love that you got to do that raj love it okay arsenal versus tottenham. These two heated rivals both meant at this one with that crisis p._r. Teams on call off the deflating defeat last week unveiled. Just i'm in a massive game of association football in the one hundred eighty six playing of the north london darby taught went two manila up in the first half through a tap in from christian eriksson after horrible goalkeeping mistake and a hurricane automatic for the people healthy but just before half-time arsenal answered it through the most effective piece of french artillery since the napoleonic age the left boots of alexandra lacquers there on seventy one minutes peer emmerick obama yang turned in a taste i stable to level the score what a game of football sides desperately needed a result here raj. They both got one a few more profound david than the fight fearing self respect ultimately it all these years putting we've done together. It's the one theme i constantly return to prove yourself to yourself this frantic. What's the one theme immu constantly return to china prove yourself self loathing yeah same thing okay thanks. I'm not really got beyond that. The front take frenzied chaotic class. It was just full of that. It was like girl interrupted remains spurs at one on the road since january the twentieth which is astonishing starts for one away but not get away christian erickson mystery dole couch visit a janda tongan arsenal with a squad now incomplete transition transition started with a newly fang front three lacquer over and pack pay movement power pace guile gave the liepa hand but adjust when the commentators were lording sharper menace spurs. I counter attack. Weapons song turns louise in the midfield. I mean that's it's just like the status is pretty easy to go feeds lamelo lamelo shoots. It doesn't look slow yeah but it doesn't look like anything but lay no how spills it risks in german yeah. I'll tell you kristin erickson. Even he enjoyed tapping that who is there had to be him really till roll it into the m._t._a. Ak adding cool miller to to is awesome exit price devotees david didn't we didn't we. There's one down four zero snow last week. We stan kroenke. We know you listen to this podcast. Act on what we're talking about. There's not a rake. He doesn't step on up up into his own fate. A banana skinny skit on a doctor. He won't jump on on that field. I realized what you in this game playing defense with david louise is taking a plastic bag from walmart and say i can use this as a conduct nothing. Nothing's going to happen. No matter what you tell yourself stan kroenke david louise any defense. It's not gonna win well. I mean david louise. The one thing. I have a new objectivity with avid didn't i didn't he was applying for my own team. I never was a huge daffodils fatima. You'd have to track back a long way to find saying something positive about on either vista chelsea stint but my thinking about avid avid louise is that he he's had moments in his career of sublime skill pay pangs at diagonal ball pinger. He therefore thinks of himself as is a highly skilled footballer and part there he always was this part of playing at centre bag is understanding your limitations and what you can't can't do as well as it is to know what you can do you know bring up one of your favorite central defenders of all time. John kerry is john. Kerry didn't have any if the speed of david lewis did not have the skill avid louise but he couldn't turn him very easily because he always took an extra space or he made that physical fall they did. He always did something to make it difficult. For defender. David lewis thinks he can recover from anything and so he tries to poke the ball. Constantly gets turned constantly only gets turned like that. You've got to as a professional athlete. You have to learn to play within yourself and play to your own. Imitations and earning dan lewis has any sense of his own mutations and with him asking look so good uptight but once you break through the front wasn't all louise the front they were so high up. The midfield just got pulled away the pitch and there was only open space behind them. They're essentially take the field with a neon sign above them saying yes. We are susceptible to the counter. <hes> we know emory is gonna have actor bela ridden cure antennae return from injury but if you think about them book airing kind of fullbacks you don't think about them. The most tactically positionally shoot ask them remain. We've said this and like one of those gods that are half man half fast. They're the u._s. Women national teams attack back onto the u._s. Men's national teams defense and they would get worse for us though thirty nine minutes shocker. I don't know how to eat dive. It's i down sewn in the box. It was looked at it may be twelve. I do not understand what what he was doing is aiming to make great contact with saw yeah. I think i need just made excellent exactly he made contact tackle kyle playing defense on the fever for the first. I hope everyone knows you. Don't hold be down in the box bro. It was astonishing but it wasn't 'cause you look jack. You look at so many arsenal players. Why is they've given ample evidence former lawyer michael davidson. Let me take you into the courtroom has given us ample evidence that they are not fit for purpose purpose liability. He's given a so much warning but it's never heeded. Why think very often it's another player grant shack. I think he's a player capable of sublime quality. Not capable of doing sublime things actually have some leadership qualities unlike other people on that team and yet he's capable of making these just insane insane insane mistakes and over again. That's football not everybody can win but definitely in a in a time in a league where we have to just teams is who are just extraordinarily extraordinarily good and almost perfect. Could it be shines. The light on on on the weaknesses of all these other teams including arsenal and chelsea manning noted along came hurricanes clinical no penalty that was a good penalty could only on the field for penalties now. It looks like it looks tired too. We should tenth northland dopey go for him. Tying adebayo bobby spare as most in the fixture which is really impressive. He does look shouted them. I'm trying to work out how four games into the season after his first proper kind of proper break that he's had a while. It looked so negative. I think there's more to that story and we'll have to wait but just went asked. I'll seemed to be teetering a movie david. How many times we've seen that movie teetering embiid games so many times before they suddenly remembered only spurs played the the team they previously rescue forty one points from losing positions in the premier league so in at the time at the end of the first-half free-kick circulated back into the box peppy slips. Listen lacquers say we've seen this so many times but this is talk them up to nil in a north london darby at arsenal not easy to to come back even at home from this kind of deficit one important goal that was an important flying these in the box lacquer so cool so the first touch that second church jason bourne style crap then using that left foot to just obliterate the ball blasted past lorries into the net hopeless hope lives remarkable goal deliciously timed in jaipur bennett time the one moment my dad said is most devastating to score a goal because it forces both management that really believe they manage as soon as the ball goes in he will they genuinely rip up that plant halftime speeches and grab believer halftime speech h. o. father yep new listeners he daddy's right on the cusp of halftime makes the team ripped up. They have no choice but to rip up. The very sage point is ever going to make a different game and then there's other time to score a great goal was dave a minute after the players he thinks like resources nate james check on the just just now county were managers. What do we do now. Panic sets in all right by the way about the chelsea game fantastic after football triumph comedy one the fair tenacity and an enormous bloody sha they were obliterating off the pitch but the second half sequel the cat that adrenaline fill pay tackles flying in sandwich space on the failed lay now laurie show when called upon arsenal tactical tickle adjustment yaakov tara flynn gone sa- bias holy crap talk about instant impacts. The emirates ruled for one week sound sound like highbury of old david by the great name for football as young tarare the bulk carrier useful from the former komo using that yeah i mean there's substitution transform the end they did. They did transform the game and i think this is why emory emory frustrate some arsenal fans occasionally capable of such tactical brilliance and occasionally capable of such tactical netra chewed what is it from the beginning ready to start to stand up straight. They suddenly found the space the past in the movement and all i can think about that second russell. You probably never been to who i care in your life. Have you get like an k. Piece of furniture bras marco for the meatballs so you have you ever tried to build finish yes. Yes i have thought graphic instruction for an hour you just like punching yourself in the face and then suddenly it just clicks clicks that toys i watch and ask that was suddenly like the instructions search. They mean this after two hours swearing failing toiling to take it too simple because i think i care instructions very clear. I think it's like trying to put together a child's car seat which don't start if you've not had chill consumer so you might want to. I actually think that having children is the greatest thing you can ever do with your life except for one thing is having a cassie already children's plastic stick furniture or equipment may run away. If there's any young people out there looking for future business opportunity carseat remaking make a better cost so it just be a consultant that helps people put the car seat. That's a good job. It's an amazing job. It's a few jamaica technologies but the equaliser what a support from philly he's been around forever rarely just twenty years of age yeah paulie the ham by the way i bet you he got scouted because of the hair looks looks good. It looks at career football to me was the game where he really did. Look like the hat always suggested he would be an incredibly my man of the match kohl guile gist wisdom leadership that board that event infused into space but it's space that obama young he's a plumbing is like he's both he manages to simultaneously both a new school striker and all school striker is one of the things i love about him. He's got both he's got a little bit of gary lineker about him and then he's also got terry enrique. He's got both sides of his game so i love this the obama and the young and the yang gang yeah yeah for only needed for our young danko was more of a young young that ball ed a- and spurs at that moment just seemed tired lost couldn't get the ball onto the feet of any of that playmakers christian eric said david louise and by the way how much you're ready that side seemed to mitten dominate socratous they foyer the winner rightly called offside crew on offensive screams of one the gist i hate that whenever since score and then they call it but and julia sticks and you kind of frozen there on the all i knew it wasn't a goal but it just sticks in your throat like osama boat stunners davey. Usually it doesn't happen that often but i'll go. I'll tell you about fleet elite enjoy any fleeing julius in the category of joy. I'll take it but you think arsenal the last ten years. What did you think you think beat downs. You think embarrassment you think some things you think just nelson side they can go to kneel down massive match that you said three words during arapoff. Don't think you even noticed yourself say but it's something remarkable. I think it's something that you have never said. And how many years have we done this podcast nine years nine years. He's i think felt like eighteen but but three words that have never been set on describing an also performance at any point of view i love myself tackles flying coming in tackles flying tackles flying in and we just not hurt that arsenal and that was what was so great to watch about this this by the way you don't always hear it about tottenham either except when they're playing chelsea towards the end of the season and they've got the hump the spine to keep going david in the fate of embarrassment restaurant which is awesome bengo always tenacity the ability to be without losing focus they've turned into and i say this great compliment ostlund slim become like a rich man sheffield united yeah never give it off. David lewis sisters but he's entire time overlapping when they don't actually have that tactic in the former was i just was saying they're in a puddle of sweat and bear little bit mpc. Hey i think we support you those two teams and asked offense spurs. That's how you survive that game. Ultimately both teams will probably be annoyed. They didn't win. Eighteen will be relieved. They didn't lose asa finish surging like an elephant suddenly fleiss personal it did because i furious to go so they didn't keep going and get that third. They've all of the energy all of that momentum spurs knack it spurs just spurs down own for the kevin couldn't finish him off day. I mean both teams c.'mon. Grandma said this near the final whistle for quality fan liverpool man city. Who is the better team based on what we've seen so far in your mind. I think it's so hard to say but can i. I'm going to avoid that question a little bit by by saying what i was thinking about watching ching football all weekend played four games in the premier league season it's longer it reduces to two thousand nine hundred. That's essentially one tenth. That's that's not a element inductions brain as action yet. It's about ten percent of your friend with this. Season is how many of the things that seem very significant now actually going to be significant by the end of the season. What are the significant things going on trying to find what was it. The white house correspondent major garrett major edgy garrett said to marshall crenshaw covering the white house. You have to separate what's important from what's interesting from the noise. I think right now there's lots of things that are interesting but what's really what's really really important and i think that this also a first for us in all these years podcasting. We've never asked ourselves that question. I know because we want the week. The story willingly flynn goes on the insignificant over hyped pleased david. Tell me what revealed it. All like the wizard of oz is just the ball behind behind the curtain. I don't know but i do have a feeling that what's important for arsenal is playing with that more strength that more fight that more more than the tactical mistakes more than the devil blue stuff which is interesting that sort of and very very funny. It's that that sort of strength is that tenacity that may be more important for arsenal and that's why i put astle somewhat ahead of tottenham. I hadn't thought about what you said about hurricane the second. He said i had tied harry. Kane looked i was i was like oh my god roger. You're right. You really did look tired. I hadn't thought about that that may be significant also to our love by the way peppered not scored a goal yet but oh my god you run this so you cut together his highlight yu-chu real of mrs. What's that all day to me. The two teams who came back to the noise in the signal oslo seemed to be the scott improving. If you have to pay off the tube i mean spurs have in truth and this is stunning to me to think about big picture. Don't i'm really played well. Since january. I mean they've overachieved based on put schettino demands for intense collectively. It's been thing one to watch the togetherness us. It's been undermined little bit by ericsson and the uncertainty that's been allowed to flap on like flailing pieces skin the unexplained dropping of the tonga a mix of all the ogden to leaving the <unk> started ahead of the champions league finalists continue to flicker into the beginning of this season will only a drumbeat the will become louder if it or rail madrid jobs open up in season but it's all combined creek kind of chaotic staleness of fatigue that set in this game they needed a davidge louise mindful and jackie jackie mistake to get on the score sheet. The ugly truth is the champions league miracle fairytale under massive reality especially floundered going right back to the beginning of the year and whatever's ailing in the locker room. They've got work through it. Happy patino swath off-budget tina the poetry tina that we love we have not seen that guy in a long long time and ask showing new pieces love pepper honestly we also defense is so bad. Here's what i think. Kraken listening just stopped trying to have any potential playing defense fling everything in from the off into to attack. That's interesting like an n._h._l. Eight eight pull the gold ten day you school nine against us you win. Don't feel the goalkeeper like you know how in the n._h._l. Towards towards the end you pull your golden. Awesome should be the first team to play eleven. Outfield is like a hockey team playing goaltender. The first drop of the puck crunchy will light that she'll understand that from the colorado avalanche sport seamy does know aimed. Do he cokie be amazing. We will see now having said that. We're talking about this all. I'm thinking if you'd have off at tottenham fans a to draw at arsenal going into some you're taking data taken it okay burnley nil liverpool three tops mob head into the international break with four wins from four games after their first clean sheet to the season is the reds drew. I bottle thirty three minutes when t._a. Luke textbook textbook chace also cruel of kiwi chris word and into the net what went down as an own goal might have done a little bit better with that saudi of manageable the lead four minutes later. I'm bobby trump is out of the goal ten minutes full time the next dance but with the game well in hand some slightly old scenes as routed after most salad opted to take a chance so rather than deposit to the wide open senegalese that awful aside a pretty much perfect afternoon gets liverpool a club record thirteenth win in a row to the seller soap opera in a minute per streetfighting burnley turf moor the ground witches. We always say makes it sound as if the stadium is sponsored by local hobart's it's a place where liverpool teams of your fight to extract three points to work so bloody hard and this was noticeably easier for burnley harried hersal they growl they ground. They frustrated liverpool clubs liverpool. One point zero would have toiled field against this kind of opponent indeed seasons past. I would have watched with hope but this season. This is the true barometer my mood while watch liverpool season or wonder destination the name whether team just have so much confidence so few fears they expect to win and so nothing trend alexander all picked up the ball third of the way into the burnley half looked killed in a deep cross caress would off the bat looting for pope into the net shasta the season david. Can you explain your sh cast new. It's a it's a pass that ends up becoming a shot. This actually was not just a chace. This was a this was actually we have a shot cyst which is a shot that becomes a pass to assist medicine. This is a chace goal. There are lots of sh- asses that don't result goes this was a chace goal former chelsea winger yes but grown kaya used to specialize in shelter in this kind of chace i wing if if you read his autobiography chace shots shots yeah. He said he used to stay behind after training just practice which the extra training himself just chace but it was a thing shut this was a thing of beauty it was a it was a show of beauty and watching the schatzer washing in both liveable at man city. This rainbow shot just kept on thinking that all of their goals are just brush strokes in these games that are just beautiful beautiful paintings that game seem inevitable notable they are they're brogel paintings of the dominance the inevitable dominance of liverpool and man city and we get a painting and again. There's no doubt doubt these games. There's no sense that there's going to be any other ending than the one we get an yeah. It is just canvassing you know i'm gonna. I'm gonna have pain cramped one now new. We didn't know each. I'm gonna pay a masterpiece that way you feel when you have a full amount bam gonna spend another thing that will be in the yeah so haters what they've saying if you didn't like trent alexander onell chace of beauty suck it kashif. Don't shoot the ball off. Chris woods back yet. Don't score that the all the shops within four minutes it would be to bed may comfortable up circulate the ball around the year doing ben may two four man pops blinded by the burnley twilight glinting off bobby chompers mola's passed it right right to the brazilian sprang marinade money does finish clinically horsham burnley to be only they played so positively brightly and by cruel deflection and a moment of self self homing but we went onto score fiftieth primarily goes missing most ever by brazilian in the top flight. He's probably looked at by my reckoning at least a third. They crossed the line big talking point at the end of the game day money mosala what's happening. I feel like english to what's happening happening there but i'm failed in the locker room for both fisticuffs. He didn't say to create space at the box for his own shop is pulled his little. Oh kiss killed down got ready to do. A yoga poses a ball wedded but he's just off the ball up. The senegalese was wide open. Simple pass would have given minimum ago. What did you make of it. All pull mana going atypically ballistic on the field after being served wha- what went wonder what's in his contract. Maybe gets his little bonus. The schools abrasive within a gay number of goals. He scores on a season this little thing going on. Maybe just having a little bat for a pack of walkers crisps with a mate. He really likes the salt and vinegar walkers. Maybe it's for the number of likes found the limo pie poppy amina takeoff celebration. Maybe mosala who we think of as being the nicest person in the world is a complete whole one of those people. Everybody thinks he's so nice things like an angel. It's s. p. o. For someone but i'm not he's amazing to me. They're off by tell. If everyone an awful person in real life there is a certain talk show host who thought of being as being the the nicest catalyst loveliest person on television who in fact is just i this is the worst and it really could be could be most make my mind is have jerry springer. Hey on the tori spring. I won't have slightly coated. Jerry springer hate any other tokyo's ricky ricki lake ricki to the chevy chase sing money angry i was going to be to renew is now seeing angry. It was like saying nicest person on t._v. Robbie must've go mental yeah which are coming mentally picture my favorite part the whole thing was bobby familiar bobby chompers on the bench paying money on the knee being i know and he does it to meet to meet you all the time love. This could be something. This could be nothing right. They've those are the two options would you would you encapsulated them. Well something it'd be a very very tiny something or nothing could be yeah. Nothing upset afterwards he was liverpool's title hopes says because one moment of madness from saudi amount jerry springer ricki late monday many he was upset that was obvious klopp set saudi killing heidi's emotions. He does ep well. Hi demet small. What are you talking about. You need to smile the the only emotion monday right each. I like that. It's all sorted we spoke about. Everything's fine. We're individuals. We are emotional situation in the game he wasn't happy about it's completely fine. I'll tell you what's fine from three since the start two thousand seventeen eighteen hundred and sixty nine goals. They've scored so we can kind of put this down to. They know what they're doing. Let's not unless it's the beginning of the most saleh want-away narrative that we can pinpoint to this moment. I love this i i if i'm going to liverpool fantasies think about it with top of the league perfect record clean sheet new club record of thirteen consecutive league wins but you're playing player still want more. That's what i'd say interesting and not important roach. Thank copy now. Another man the city for brighton nil the seagulls out all of sixty eight seconds raj before conceding kevin debris in the defending champs argentine silane enthusiast sergio attitude goals bernardo silva matata love son made it for and city remained imperious they into the break with three emphatic wins and one var induced draw against us us what i'm big blue plate gary casper off the second time around yeah just machine destroying human fill every week we set your match reports of the same day we praise coon esguerra for guerra contractual weekly goals right and then we worship one other plant davits silva banal sometimes is when we get a bit bored with outgun the one all razz this week. It was katie bay golden fit the system for games kind of hungry yet. Avant-garde won't go brilliant to remind you of an astonishing reality city won the league last season with katie be out for almost all of that katy beeping in my mind the best player in the primarily i know isn't that amazing just amazing that second goal roach was a thing of beauty. It was the lesser known man sixty four point one full backs five to three zero small e f two it was just a perfect goal beautiful beautiful beautiful football actually yelped. I yelled let a little yelp when that when that go. What are you picking man. The may after the first couple the rest of the match meandered along pelican eric eric cantona philosophical speech one dark cloud on peps otherwise blue sky laporte could be out for quite some time after the man city defender under suffered an injury church roy in the third minute the point on a stretcher so harsh on the twenty five year old it was due to join up with the french national squad for the the first time later this we really the one place on pep steph choctaw that his death hurtful does have a debt now how you will die. You'll have a choice you can either die or shave your hair off completely and become a bold. I'll take death is not going to be happy about this. I mean let's go hello. Returning injuries johnstone's always got fernandina press ganged into the position watchout january transfer window gonna command name with a seventy million pound bid for jax will be nice anarchy before that or even tara ming. We'll say okay southampton. One man united united one ralph crampton come from behind draw hippy and stay rusi man united was on a gun assaults is man who hit i when welsh are and robin with daniel james class is always inside the top corner on just ten minutes but credit the rabbit hutches side who jannik vestergaard themselves back into the game when the big dane posters fellows scandi victim limbaugh after had pasta hair united raj five points in their first four played having been unconvincing doing since that match week one mauling of chelsea southampton from the off just charge fearlessly united through everything forth united bent and wilted only going to sauce cure. It admitted this week no alexis lukaku gone the united might be a strike alight comments which which would be true for one thing. They've all welsh luke skywalker daniel james walk what is that noise is empty hype. Are we going to remember daniel james at the end of the season. Always i think of one that kasumi caught scope he he didn't scott mcdonagh fed him drifting left the area. He was signed the twenty one year old at the time. It seemed for the future the under twenty three squad but he's just received steve pool had one bowl confident thought inside smash at home like rocket man james he puts his puts his places through the ball when he shoots he hits hard which i love and he tends to hit the target or somewhere very close to the target. He can really thumper football and i love that about. I do think that there is that primarily defenders and opposing managers do figure out players tendencies and he's going to have to add more to his game than that and robin dodgy flapper cut inside well life. He's living everything. I imagine he wishes for himself. Happening at dogfish bradford tweeted us to say a two-thirds have done your dream boards coming true now if someone just has to introduce him to reenter richard jolley quickly and cruelly tweeted daniel james has now scored scored as many primarily goals for manchester united as alexis sanchez brahma forty-three g._o._p. Said daniel james looks to be a tom. Brady like six round draft pick either that at forty three or might just be the next atlanta shy <hes> and then it all went a bit. It could be the side note in a trivia question about mason greenwood's. I man united game about who scored the first goal. It was at kid who is at what was his name davey davey davey sunderland ruin them and then it all went a bit sebastian maniscalco fee united david. Why not that funny. It's just awful to walk physical comedy sloppy unable to seize control of the opportunity house that very true. Do you think god what a fine looking man. Oh you would they wouldn't you would. I mean you know it seemed to southampton <unk>. Same mcguire soccer will save us and they did until yemen just cool festival. I mean like rose to meet that bullet things. Official name is yannick vesta godson of aragon stu and gil ren l. stride later crown thirty fifth king of condo that great ranger warrior he pulled the shots of nozzle and meaty danish german head on the ball just donkey over lindelof untested tastic go. You couldn't even prevail david after south to reduce the two men kevin dunn say young australian english on defender named after a career notched end blown vertical bamboo flute russia led to the head what's known in the trade jacka. Why do they always take tomei the seminal volume. Let's just cut the shelves sounds they go when they're on the yellow card is flat mc till may eighteen minutes for united to flip the narrative could they chance in the way they fail to against palace nope no and at the end it was ralph hasenhuttl running onto the field punching his fist in glory a draw which <unk> win for him a loss united. How do you understand in united right now. David i need to make one point about man united russia and i think it's crucial. They have readjusted too far for the size of their laser patch. I'd if you notice this in the van gaal era the size of that blazer patch on the manager you mean it was almost run in jersey now on the on the manager on the breast pocket. It was almost larger uh than than the blazer itself. The blazer patch now is so small you can't even read it and for me. This is like that is a symbol of man united's confidence accordance. It's a corrupt but it was confident under van gogh now. It's just the tiniest little blazer patch. It's almost microscopic for scott picking roggio messina michael on twitter that i come across too small and this is where she plays uncalled. This is still a very good team. This is still a team thing with very good players very very good players raj and yet they've got a they've got a confidence confidence thing going on which is sort of hard to figure out. We're going to get to chelsea i'm going to i'm going to preface my chelsea points per se you can sort of understand what chelsea chelsea the confidence thing. These are kids mostly playing. These aren't kids playing for united. This is a fairly young team. He's paying younger teams. He's played in the past well league league experience. I've got rid of the deadwood. There's a lot of permanent experience playing in that same. You just can't quite understand why they don't have the confidence to finish these games and you look at who they shipped out this week. After five points now over the course of these four games this team seem so incredibly average and by the way that includes this page to say this marcus rush but whose tailed off it alarming way still cute but he's telled off. I mean you take out daniel james in this exclamation point. God says love wonder in the united states. We think about them as a marquee walk team. It used to look at them wonder now. It seems like they've got brendan. Fraser nicholas cage val kilmer lot of four may listers. You've become kind of be list watches watches and it's pretty ugly to watch how pedestrian they are. I mean they all in the middle of what we call. In america rebuilding which is a strategy primarily football is normally allow for aw chipping away that deadwood alexis joins antonio conte's into milan unload alongside of the united player in exile ramalu lukaku belgian-german endure amonte sad end to a terrible transfer for alexis united squad as young vast majority earned the twenty one. They got that massive europa league travel schedule. The commitment is going to be many bumps. Ahead are funny amazing. David you listen to the english pundits. Gary neville say it's gonna take three or four transfer windows to get united. Oh you did roy as if they haven't been pumping money in for the past three or four transfer some other than the players. That's a problem to me. David on the bright side no penalties for united lose. The game did love this tweet for matt p._j. Eighty-eight can't wait for the roger bennett promoted series on manchester united in three or four years absolutely okay chelsea to sheffield united took chelsea went to nil up through a razor sharp tammy abraham only to roll over and allow the newly promoted blades to snatch a point forty eight seconds after half-time judge for benetton wrote callum robinson good place did a cross pass kappa they completed the comeback they deft zuma flick into his own net that would have made even gary kahlil proud playing the baby's raj political doctrine in which optimism and inexperienced collide head on youngest ever chelsea premier league side average twenty four years one hundred and fifty eight days the only thing i was still getting through puberty including two more twenty one year old centreback from calgary and it all started well nineteen minutes traffic in the area area sheffield henderson distracted by the american beauty of christian pulisic charging in let the turn into slop and when the slop dave who always there for chelsea dot tammy abraham another old. He's an old school center forward raj. He manages to knock. You didn't put them in. Give them a chance in the box. He likes it. Raji likes exited in the book is full name rail madrid tummy abraham may be but credit sheffield attempt to move the ball positively brightly but then more self inflicted dictates slop on the stroke of half-time to centrebacks comedy taking each other out after watching the david louise training d._v._d. That they use over north north sheffield leaving the ball opener whose feet david what a poacher the best time since when at the time of abraham roach became the first englishman to score at least two goals goals in consecutive primarily your parents for chelsea into dave could be a clue that franklin po yes in two thousand ten ounce chip proud. That is everyone's done away from land is all about that's what was interesting chef legalized coming back and getting to what was important tammy abraham schools another the two goals he's got four goals on the season is way just taking the july united striker on earth struck. Tammy abraham is a premier league quality striker who came through the academy roach at team that have a bowl anybody through the academy since john. I'm sorry it has been amazing to see this happen. I chelsea for sector. Go watch the game. First-half could be called the jewelry of youth the youth second half the green inexperience of youth. I mean united came out with a renewed focus. Tennessee moved the ball around with poise robinson got the team team back into the game and chelsea were symbolized by politic's play denied space. He just seemed lightweight. Non factor in that second half is sheffield. Certa themselves got no discernible relationship yet with dave <hes> on the right flank. They did not have a game but contextualized us where christian it is in his development as primarily flare-up. I don't know what the website is but there's there's sort of a pulisic watch pedia website. I don't know if it's on n._b._c. Sports or somewhere or else but they they break down every contribution that pulisic has during game and they break it down minute by minute by minute by minute and they sort of just show and then and it was sort of amazing in this game i sort of read it and in the first half for the first half of the first half it's like pulisic this and he goes pass dismantling glides and put an excellent ball through to this person person and you can just feel the enthusiasm of the right as the game went on the enthusiasm is gradually being lost as they realize that he is just a player on the field doing the best he can in ultimately a drawing effort at home against sheffield united. This is going to be hard few months for christian pulisic. We've got callum hudson coming back presumably after the international break and who you play the co two names or the gun with three probably from or at least he's got competition for his place. Now petro's going to come back. He's had carried a couple of knox. William is gonna come back in. I just think it's going to be hard of him to make the site automatically and he's going to have to have some really really good. I'm not saying he's playing badly does not saying he looks out of place. He looks like he belongs. He's doing some thinks he definitely contributed as part of the move times i go but he's going to have to do more than this in order to go and be the premier league not superstars the permanent star that i think many people have not just wanted him to be. I think that many people have expected him to be and certainly that the money eh that chelsea paid for him would demand that he needs to do. This was not a twenty million pound bides wrist. This was a large amount of money paid <hes> for the young man from pennsylvania and they ruined listen to this podcast a lot. I say welcome in russian strauss witcher hello dr value is congratulations relations. Oh interesting very that was the end of new chelsea. I know romagna listening. Chelsea need to work with christian over the international bait on growing the scientist bump. Do you know what ryan's could points. He only aden's but button lodging exercises written written down in reading room some development tony tony esso's diagrams of a large exercise read to give him to the yankees. They put a scenting john eighties. Killing isn't big enough flounder in the second offer games has become a motif chelsea. David lamb called realized it and protect his team why substitutions help them out but in this one billy gilman definitely down for the young people in the chelsea academy plate for tape play like six four and left him when really that clearly six point nine they kind of exaggerate. They said the billy gilmour is eighteen years old. I am calling balka is in the andre looks about fourteen either by the way stats trivia fix and she happy gilmore's grandson and it. It looks like a local scam. It looks like a chimney. Sweep plugged up the street cocoa bustle with mr scott rhode island emmett being silly killed on the frank really well well until the eighteen hundred minute didn't incredible bull yet from so. What did you do zuma at everton. You broke him. Finally broke zuma zoom zoom finishing fees. It is an amazing everton plant. We have a tradition of great centreback to guarantee consistently t._v. One terrible mistake geico those perfect. That's a good takes off. Mistake guaranteed lesko proved to american monte money and then he's got the jones going back to the great evidence but they just good for other teams zuma gonna zuma and the pressure and chelsea spotlight when you watch gary riquet hill reborn at crystal palace and you like what what are we doing yeah. I actually think that this was more about both leicester. City goals were more about dave the really wearing this is perhaps the important thing rotraut and the interesting thing minorities signal our captain. Dave is just as not had a very good start to the season. He's been outplayed pretty much. Every single room seems to have lost a step raj visit with london teams. That's scour. Crap is playing make him kept in. We'll take jacker dave. Can we just say before. We do post more chelsea incredible performance from sheffield united three years ago. They were bottom of league one this weekend. They went to down at chelsea yet. Nevertheless belief never stop trying to play the style they apply and they responded second half was effective. It was dynamic for long spells. It was dominant tribute to the immense human fortitude of chris wildest team chelsea david. I think for me few games will symbolize more this kind of new dynamic in the primly this past couple of seasons even true with this campaign with liverpool the city now a cut ahead the rest of the big six so mortal not said this law season but even more so now new team was afraid to chelsea of united astle even spurs on this current form. Even the newly promoted teams their chances this season no such thing as fair right right now yeah not you newcastle yeah. I think the other thing though the other way of looking at it is with liverpool immensity so good at does give me a chance to rebuild them particularly tim transfer chelsea this. I love the playing of youth. I don't know a single chelsea fan who is not not no one likes to sheffield coming from two goals down but i don't know a single chelsea found is not enjoying these young kids. I just missed the funk and does do so well. He's a really good team and you may ask still to come back so we're going to be great. Leicester city three born with one a brace from the pontiac trans am primarily footballers jamie body and yuri tillman's goal which vardi he set up yet another belgian raj see bridges mob. Join liverpool and city is the only undefeated teams entering the international break. Two wins two draws for the foxes who you picked roger to come forth this season trying to cure some. It's not working and against wide open boomer spotlight. Jamie verde feasted that first goal first sculpture that was both it was both vintage body and better than any goal. I've seen valdis school clinic -ality yes. He's like w w w we great like an all time spiky just keeps winning and that he'll really annoying goal to concede that will but i held them olmecs blinds what you come to shares we can we can which is legit amazing producer jay dubb's with china over the weekend who he's like in the american champion and he came up with william ricki the henderson mama interesting caucus hell spouting of weird crap off the failed kind of wish ricky henderson the twitter ricky in my favorite thing he'd come now speak to journalists and when they speak to journalists he wears ricky's ricky don't like it when ricky's limo late i just loved the queen ricky henderson the only people who pay volley tokes himself in the third person but both ricky and fought ricky variety both men careers bill and speed tenacity and that there's no way in as h both men would be father time in a foot race and for the probably out drink for the time on the red bull and brandies crystal palace one blanket they come on. Let's say this again crystal palace one aston villa no this first sentence had i had i shown this first sentence to my mate steve parish before the beginning of the season he would have me read it to him. Three times coming off last week's victory over manchester united palace with a controversial fair at selhurst fan fiction <music> coming off last week's victory over man united palace win a controversial affair shipping. You brother pretty much. They took the lead in the seventy third. Eh this is even better. They took the lead in the seventy third minute through four villain and current. You brought up jordan jordan a._o. An a._u. brothers oh my other with ten-man villa driving forward the ball broke to henri lansbury who thumped home what looked to be an equaliser but seconds prior to the strike reverend kevin friend subject greatest for what he judged to be a dive greeley was the gulf disallowed and chaos ensued that is the stuff that would be a dream for steve parrish arish harsh on villa kevin friend. He believed grecia dived in the build up greenish. I didn't dive in anyone destination kevin friend but it's not something that can be vote once. That whistle is blowing they allow something happens after stand kevin. I've been friendly. I can say is you will definitely be here for the peaky blinders sometime this week when it gets dark around your gaff but while crystal palace dave you need to win our goal scorers needs goals like post full believe i post goldie gold but they've got patrick van on whole scoring an i o brother scoring these things that are meant only lost place what i have scored lesson crystal palace's three this season statistician suspicion duncan alexander calculated paletta only the twenty four team and top play history to score three goals off fewer in the opening four games but gained seven points. None of them won on the league. None of them were relegated. Average finishing position eleventh as you say for not being relegated right now crystal palace all hail the post go really the i fell defensively-suspect newboys norwich at london's st london stadium it goes behind another goal from record signing sebastian allah has third in two games and the ukrainian blast from andrey yama let go manuel pellegrini pelagreeny and co take a very respectable of seven points into the international break but there is solace for norwich they kick off your promoted series road sunday september fifteenth at three o'clock eastern time on n._b._c. with the shepherd united episode airing right after back to back poetry from ranch. We'll say west ham probably the stealth eighteen with a sterling attacking firepower than the ones talking about felipe out of the lenzi nate back from injury sing and again yarmolenka flattened norwich who have lost three consecutive matches which is all comps for just a second time and the daniel farka another german manager with a tiny team. David wagner told me before before his first season the expected her spilt thumped in games on occasion but how they responded to those things was crucial and we'll see how rich stay is next up from my brave canaries manchester city newcastle one wofford won riding high after that when it spurs the tune we're bought back down to earth just seventy eight seconds into this one thanks to go from all lightbulb head diaphanous will lose steve bruce arena and co found their way back into it thanks to a forty first minute fabio fabio and shared goal and in the end offered playing their first big boy points of the season now roach everton three hulls it too what a way to start your sunday roach everton snatch victory from the jaws of a draw thanks to an eightieth minute goal from your boy rick all of a sudden his second of the day a thought. I noticed a little bats in step today wrote so much excitement for being tingling in the same way for an everything game in a long long time nineteen year old italian style moist cain. Does he really play for us. I'm wanting the generation telling alex away both if made their first generation awesome salad full name okay and this was a it's what we'd hoped for lang gave of all the new tools they can jury police curse wolves who hasn't been a game all season since starting march. Oh folly back on july twenty fifth five minutes at chaos in the woods outline. Richarson charleston slaps the ball home first time off the ground into the top corner glory one. The triumph is for four minutes because you there's much it was like an n._b._a. Game with the two teams trading baskets every single possession walls trowel right. I love him so much. Muscle looks like terry crews up top fused fused with the speed of emotional escalation on twitter core slop sites. I go ever in a washer of course it was. What would you expect against everton tim football club. You'll i can make a wish foundation less predictable though dave everton tenacity two words that just don't go together at all bill is hattie and bounce back. Yeah ability wrote two things. They look like they knew what they were doing. Don't be deceived by that. Tell you who does know what he's doing. Probably signal and noise probably just noise but i love signal right now. Claiming let me claim a signal. You're saying this is important interesting. Go ahead fabian delph. Yes yes yes yes roger. Yes very rarely. Do i agree with you. One hundred percent about everton. I agree with you a hundred percent fabian delph by the way and i'm not gonna do this and to say what a great everton player. What a good premier league player roach. What a good midfielder. What a great hustle mover distributor. He made everton in quicker everywhere the ball sometimes at everton. You know this could move a little bit too slowly. They've always had explosive pace down the wings. In the center of the plan making moves moves a little slowly. Sometimes he just drinks herpes. I love it. I love watching fact manage so happy to be freed from peps o._c._d. Instructions and he can sit the win that ball propel evidence what however he wants. He's not like pip. Want me in zone three and zone seven only. How do i get from zone three to zone seven. I i don't know pep didn't tell me maybe i have to take the space time continuum. He wishes i can go anywhere and he's my experience news. My guile and that's what advertising the black for the past couple of seasons to phenomenal collective multiplier effects everyone around they were like gareth barry in the old days it was glorious i mean cigarettes and spanked across we'll be for that fadeaway jump shot header and he in keene wheeled away and glory just see efforts implies charleston jumped on their backs so happy and the walls equalised relies on this day. Even i was like can only be one result so richarson magnificent regardless and hustled all game long. Both ends of the failed is probably like <hes>. Don't quote the spotlight go into being keen. He really haven't yet the game of a season so far. Let like brazilian zebra catfish in a rio de la plata to make it three two guys and i felt they you felt listen football a law. I rarely do a surging joy dumb. Not accustomed does so nice. I must say it will be may also be important much as we've talked about him in the past. He's a really really good and skilful footballer that finish that head of wrote. That's not a goal that you see many people school. This could be just what he needs for his career. I love that look a level this competition for places now at front moi's kane. It's a another like really good-looking energetic display evidence. I must say just. I was having very rare for me. I had the fields wherever you and i had a surging pulsating joy i am just not made for our customers to reminded me of the old aristotle quote which i tweeted out. Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life the holy man then of human existence which of course the greek philosopher doubtedly uttered in anticipation of alex. Wi's first star forever football club wa season this is going to be we will win. Some will lose some but i'm going to play with cavalier football hustle and be entertained which to me to me. That's football's all of one other thing about your everton jordan pickford distribution. I mean literally breathtaking his distribution his does the accuracy of his kicks is throws over such long distances and you know i criticize everton fans. Sometimes i've just noticed it away games that no one applauds and cheers. She is a corner kick awarded to everton louder than any team in the permanent like there's love equate. You know frequently. I actually think there is the sophisticated football knowledge when they literally you can fear the crowd gasping cheer jordan pickford clearance that just hit straight at the foot of his wing. I just love watching him. Play football playmaker this bloody good okay roger international. It looks like this the u._s. National team reaction twice roach beginning this friday in the swamps of jersey metlife stadium against mexico roach. I might go go from eight p._m. Eastern time on fox sports one then play uruguay wednesday in saint louis the world cup champion the u._s. women's national team. Meanwhile continued their victory to by playing portugal for the second time as many weeks at allience filled in minnesota tonight at eight p._m. Eastern time england continued their a euro two thousand qualifying campaign hosting bulgaria saturday about guerrier flint era traveling to kosova tuesday. Let's have a prophetic charlotte b._a. Demise ter- and see how this all plays out roger. What is your yakima telling you here. We come go in in the yeganeh. Meister tells me it tells me how much i love josh sergeant in only a second bundesliga start verte avert bremen this weekend the nine year old ginger from saint louis with the preternatural finishing skills pulled down a long ball over the top with one touch looted over the goalkeeper and it smashed into the empty net all without that bull ever touching the ground all hail all hail american soccer a critic dan she tells me sergeant otley left after goal brost feature gonna shine the shake and waste does not tell me the school which means this year is protecting me from something. I might not like to hit back godspeed triple j la. The mice is predicting his also protected the impact my leg investors please producer j. w. Because mine tastes of aston villa's tyrone mings why would that please producer j. ask because because most of you might know him as former apes which town mantaro things he was called into the england team for the first time for these games six years old after fighting his way back from devastating injury right after transferred to bomb with. I believe i'm getting on and contributing not saying it's a goal roach but these former at such down man man. What are we really going to expect by can't wait to see the big man in england shirts. Tell me i interviewed him. From aston villa promote here here's one of the loveliest most remarkable an unbelievable people human story and insurance salesman turned up at ipswich for a joke for the trial and they just love that we not people ever. I mean really the blindside inside he kind of became a pro completely late completely against his would never dreamt then he just wanted to be a primarily player moved to bournemouth burst expensive player ever for them and then in this first game a brutal injury that just ended the season where a minute to be making his dream. Come true to come back fight your way back into the premier league of aston villa ella and then make in england debbie stuff of fairytales we wish and some credit goes to your favorite form centreback chelsea roads mr john kerry aged other ways to connect including a now extinct amazon emporium which is transformed into the mini blazes bald mart anytime you buy something big or small from the palmar we get a tiny percentage allows us to produce additional content. What are you putting in the ball. 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I've become acutely conscious of the way my brain degrades when i strap it into receive the full coverage of the internet these limited channels all constantly constantly reloading with new information birth death boosts bombings jokes job announcements ads warnings complaints confessions political disasters disasters blitzing afraid neurons and huge waves of information that pummel us and then our instantly replace. This is an awful way to live. It's wearing us down found quickly. When i read that i thought well it's like trying to follow every major football league in europe that never better summed up by this book now approach approach i love cars are really that yourself 'cause appointments of a new car last week a drinker abort myself in two thousand nine to c._n._n. I played tennis tournament in la bull francois frans when sixteen years old and i played one of the best matches ever played in my life i literally blitz this kid off the call who was meant to be better than me was meant to be really good. I played so well is it coco. Growth knows a french kit and at the end of the match he walked off looking just destroy annoyed and this beautiful black doc porsche picked him up and the door flung open and he got into this car is dad was driving this car and instantly. I was like oh laugh like amount of beating him but he's one in life because his dad has a car that my dad driving around in a morris traveller which is basically made of wood. Would that car can't you so at that. Midlife issues in you like each made it aspire. I've lived my life waiting. Midlife issues is my middle name believer. I'm sixty years old nine hundred eighty two. I was like i want myself. A porsche didn't even know what a portion was ready. Then didn't certainly didn't know what nine eleven was didn't know the history of the nine eleven. I love the nine eleven. The nine eleven is just the car i have dreamt and fantasized about owning every single nine eleven ever made. I got an email a couple of weeks ago from my mate shema aw upper portion of danbury. I'm not being paid for this not getting anything from shaimaa or portion angry but my word they are the greatest porsche dealership in the world raj in the in christendom and i got a call that they had my exact car. I picked up my car last week on tuesday and drove it down to new york city and then out to bridgehampton dr kenny kenny look in danger so i love that song wrote it was not playlist actually played blue monday one of the tom demarco and stopping driving this car around most things in life that you get you dream of having two thousand nine hundred eighty two are are exactly <hes> are not as good as you think they're going to be doing. This is slide disclosing. You'll have to wait. 'til slant about driving arriving for the driving performance in this car. I know it's not the most recent porsche model i know it's not one of the air-cooled post diehards but the nine one point two just the handling of that car it has just has been a thrill thrill thrill to drive that has just been. That's been my last week so i'm going to put it in the. I'm gonna put it in there because i waited thirty seven years for that portion. It took me thirty seven years from the age of sixteen fifty three to get the car. I've always wanted my whole life and so few will out that you might not get it today today but with sometime within the next thirty seven years by yourself your dream car i did and i'm very happy about it. I couldn't agree more than i did with my townsend. Thank you to send to wonderful things have sean. I'm being very sensitive about my car. Okay quit reminded that the men in blazers shows returning to television. I'm sorry we'll be back with sunday. 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Caught Offside: Goin' to Disney World

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Caught Offside: Goin' to Disney World

"Offside. With Batty. Yes offside from a basement. Suburb of New York City and from an apartment in Brooklyn. Andrew Gordon Jacob any what's up, brother, who I'm sweating Andrew I'm sweaty man, but I'm happy to be with you as you look his own kempter's as I've ever seen you. See I I've been telling you how I've been letting my hair grow on doing unabashedly I don't care anymore and I actually push through that period of time. Where because usually I? Keep my hair very short as you know. And sometimes it gets to that like you need a haircut spot like. Is it long as it's short and it's awkward, I think it makes people around me. Feel uncomfortable. I pushed through that. Though and now this is a long as my has ever been and I think it's I think it's working. You don't know. Absolutely it's way better than your Clint Dempsey two thousand and five S. Bose Code that you used to have. Yeah, I know I was listening to. It was a Dempsey look that I wanted and. Former New York. Giant OC Human Ura. I once met him and he's a big soccer fan and he told me he said. You know you kind of look like Clint Dempsey. And I was like. Oh my God this this is happening all know you now. You have a helmet of hair that could absorb tackle from you. Manure right now a great point nobody's. Now. We have a lot to get to on this podcast. The the US women had been speaking about. Some potential changes that they would like to see happen to the national anthem policy issue that we talk a lot about on last week's podcast, La Liga is on the of a restart, so we're going to have our kind of weird to call it a preview when you played twenty seven games of the season, but sort of like a previously on this is law league. We'll have that coming up. And Zlatan Ibrahimovic said something Jj. That I thought was very interesting. Because oftentimes, he's the last person that I would put in the category of sports. Stars really are just like us, but he said something. The cannonade which is just like us, so we'll get to that later in the podcast as well but. Oh. The big story MLS is now made it official their return plan. It is in writing. There's a lot to get to and to talk about it with us right here. Right out of the gate from Yahoo Sports back on the show. Now it's Doug McIntyre Doug. What's up, man? How are you? Guys, are you? We're good. We're happy to talk to you again. There's a lot to digest. With what Don Garber and MLS has come up with and I guess we'll just start with the question that was kind of on the forefront of mine mind, and you know sometimes I wonder about my own questions, and then they're validated to me when I hear them from other people, and so this is kind of thing that I thought, and then heard from others, and so I think I'll start with with you so they say they want. Want to have this tournament or they're not want to have it. They're going to have this tournament, but then they're going to have the season, or they want to have a season following the tournament as well and I. Guess The question I've been hearing is well if that's the plan, why not just have the season? What is not saying I dislike the tournament, but what? What is the purpose of it when you're planning on having season anyway? I mean it's A. It's a good question I think. We've obviously already missed three months of the of the twenty twenty season, so the season started on. February twenty-ninth diploid two rounds of games, and then everything shut down so. There are markets or at least one market I believe where emily teams are not even allowed to train. Let alone. Play Games so it's a matter of if you WANNA play games anytime soon. You'RE GONNA. have to go one way to do it and we've seen the as announced plans to do the same thing to go to central location. And all the Games in one place and Florida has. been really a free for all in terms of what's been allowed down there. We've seen you have see down there. See another sporting events. Begin their and. That's I think that's what the brass was thinking in in putting this thing together. The League obviously has a long standing relationship. With ESPN ESPN is owned by Disney the wide world of sports was available down to the in Orlando. and. You know who more more hotel rooms in that part of the world than maybe any other place on earth, so if you're ever GonNa, do it anywhere. It seems like this is the place you would do it. But there are, there are a lot of questions of players at a lot of questions. A lot of concerns garber. Don Garber to the Commissioner mls set on a conference. Call today. They would like to have started earlier, but they had to work through some of those issues. Not The least of which was getting a CVA ratified I mean a little more than we go. We didn't know if I'm less with lock out its players so. All that's been taken care of and now it looks like this thing is happening. BEGINNING ON JULY EIGHT DOWN ORLANDO, dog. Of the concerns that may be still haven't been ironed out, or or maybe we're floated during the conference. Call what what were some of those? Well? The one thing I really wanted to ask and I wasn't the only one to ask is there's been a lot of talk about you. Know the way to keep players safe to keep them in a bubble. Keep them together isolated. teams are going to stay together. They'll. They'll be in their own floors of the hotel and the only time they'll have. Any contact with with anyone else. Any other teams are are during the matches. So, or at least if they're in the hotel and everyone's being tested all the time, which they are they be able to control that situation and make sure that you know there's really very very minimal risk of anyone catching Kobe during this tournament but my question concerns some of the folks that are also going to be around the players whether that servers whether that's bus drivers. The folks to clean the hotel rooms. All these sorts of things which are things that you know the League has had to work through in convinced the players that no, you know based on all the medical information. We have that safe, and that's basically what I asked on garbage asset. You know how you can talk about minimal contact with players while you know. A bus driver is going to be on a bus with players for twenty minutes, or however long it takes to go from the hotel to the fields, and you basically said you know according to the Info that we have from our medical personnel. The risk of transmission in a situation like that is is is low, so that's I mean that's what they've had to sell. The players on the players agreed their their on board again. The NBA is is looking to do the same thing. There was news just before we started recording. Guys that the NBA would not require players that didn't feel safe in play in his in their the MBA tournament. To play in it and they wouldn't get paid, but they're not. Being forced to MLS has taken a bit of a different route. It wants all his players to play with the exception of of people that have underlying health conditions. Players, whose wives may be expecting Carlos Vela that raining MVP the league is the most obvious example I don't believe. He's GonNa. Play in this tournament So you know it's an interesting. It's an interesting work around. It's certainly not perfect, but I mean if you want to see MLS this summer I think this was the only way to do it in. This is what they're doing. Doug curious most sports over the past few weeks herself basketball hockey, most prominently among them have come up with some agreement to get back to playing again. MLS and baseball seem to be the last two baseball of course is still going. We know some of the hold ups. There are pro rated salaries the number of games with MLS. You're talking about some of the safety concerns. Do you know of what were some of the I? Guess, the more prominent. Getting them back to playing again. Yeah, just some of the things while. There was a lot issues actually mean there was there was the money component, so there was an you guys know this? The the League in the players had agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement by all accounts. It was the most amicable negotiation that the players and management I've ever had They agreed on it in. Know well before the season started, but didn't get around to ratifying when by the time the world shut down and. The owners basically went back to the players and said we need to change some things, and that obviously didn't sit that well with the players, but they didn't have much of a choice really so They've had to make some compromises. Certainly some bad feelings now coming out of that negotiation and You know again. It's just some of the things we talked about like. The players wanted to know that they were going to be safe. Once the money part was sorted out, players agreed so I think it was seven and a half percent pay cut across the border in that range. The League originally started out with the Of fifty percent pay-cut so you can see how. Contentious that that negotiation got but yet the the the union submitted a an enormous list of questions to the League that its its constituents, its players, its membership had saying look, these are the questions we want answered, and it took a while for the League to get back to the players with answers that were satisfactory enough to get them to sign off on it. Dog, just on the supposed to housekeeping of at are how it's GonNa work there's there's one point of of a little bit of confusion. Certainly from from our listeners, people I being interacting with on twitter. The D. Group staged a points. System that will then play on in to the regular season that we expect to happen later on. How how is that going to work? So my understanding is that the? So, every team is guaranteed three matches very much like a like a World Cup. Droop stage identical for the most part barring the number of teams, no two thousand sixteen analysts World Cup is obvious Ben's world, Cups, obviously thirty two teams women's World, Cup twenty four but every team will be guaranteed three games, and only those three group. Games are GONNA. Count towards the regular season standings so. So the knockout stage, which it will be exactly like the Real Cup sixteen sixteen teams advance straight knockout competition. Till you have a winter, those are almost considered playoff games, and and those you know those matches will be to play to win the competition. There is a birth in the Cauca CAF champions league on the line and there's over a million dollars in prize money for the tournament so. Those things are supposed to incentivize seems to. You know to to take it seriously to play their best. Their best teams I have to imagine there'll be a lot of squad rotation given the number of games concern for injuries of course five substitution allowed as we've seen in the boonies as we'll see in the permanently when it comes back. So again it's just it's very strange. It's very different than what we're used to seeing but it should be fun I. Mean Three Games a day. Guys, I mean Washington. MLS game with your your Cheerios at nine in the morning. It'll be fun to games at night every night for the first I, think it's the first sixteen days of the competition, so we've been sports starwood lots of lots of games to watch. I don't know about the quality of those games Giving a whole host of factors, not least the fact. These guys I haven't played in Monceau. Again not perfect, but you know you can't let the perfect. Get in the way, the good enough in a situation like this. On I'm just curious and I don't know how you feel feel about this really is a chance that if this is successful, as little tournament that it Kinda usurps, while comes after because you know the way it is, you see finds arguing over which well supporter. She is more important, and it's better because it's a proper league, and it's over X. Amount Games, whereas if you win the play-offs, anyone can do that. Could there be a whole new row? Amongst mls fans between MLS is back tournament, winners and mls cop proper winners while there's no, there's MLS fans love to argue about. And I think that goes for sports fans in general. They're no different. I don't know I. I really don't know I actually thought about that but but no I think that. I think that it's GonNa. Look a bit strange. I mean this is a made for TV product, but unlike we've seen the Bundesliga. Teams are playing in their own stadiums, these are these matches are going to be held on practice fields. They're gonNA. Look like training. Games on television I know the League is working to enhance the broad broadcasts. However, that means whatever that means whether it's making up players or different camera angles different access than you would normally get. But. It's not gonNA look like a typical I'm MLS game. I think that you know the plan is to get back into stadiums in the fall when it's safe to do so when it's allowed by municipalities across the country, and even then I mean the game games are not going to fans. Stadiums are not gonNA fans in the seats but to me that's going to be a step closer to normalcy and those games when they're actually stadiums, you know I think that starts to look more like the real thing to me and hopefully by the time mls mls puppets played which. will be in December or even later potentially in the New Year the Twenty Twenty Cup in twenty twenty one I think with any luck. This this whole sordid episode of the last few months will be in the rear view mirror more than it is now. It's just interesting, though because like this. This tournament is such a break from the norm of what we know MLS to be. I've been talking with JJ the past couple of weeks about you know. How's this going to be received a like well? People take this seriously. Jj Kinda verbally smack me back down to Earth last week and said just forget about all that who cares if you enjoy it? Just enjoy it and I'm wondering. Have you heard from whether? It's players or other media, members or coaches? Like? How is this being received among many of those who are involved? Yes there's two parts of it I. Think there are the safety concerns there are players are not happy to leave their families for a month or or six weeks for the teams that reached the final. That's a long time to to be away from young children. you know from from from loved ones and. It's it's not gonNA. Be Easy, so no one's excited about that, but I do know that players and coaches are excited to get back on the field to play games to do what they do. You know like all of us and we're lucky. We can still work, but a lot of people that have been able to work. They want nothing more than to to go back to. To work to feel productive to to do what they're trained to do to do what they get paid to do. There's the mental health aspect of it that I think's important as well so. These guys WANNA. Play soccer players. You guys know athletes. They're built to compete. They don't do while sitting around for long periods of time. So you know the Games will be competitive. About the quality and how sharp they're going to be, but I think I wanNA. Play, and and you know. Athletes are risk-takers by by nature. They're not. Worried about getting sick, even though they need to be, and they need to be protected from themselves in some ways in every precaution has to be taken to ensure their safety first and foremost, but you know these guys are itching to get back on the field Even if again, it's far from perfect situation. One more one more on this for you so just to be one hundred percent clear. The first two weeks of MLS happened all those months ago. Those have disappeared into the ether over happened note. Those games count every team I. I believe. Every team has played two games. I don't have the standings in front of me. But the might standing is those games will count I. mean they're looking at. There's no way they're getting normal thirty four game regular season in this year. I think when they come back. They'd be looking at. Probably eighteen game season. That's that's what I've heard in the changing situation, so they're going to want to have as many games count as possible and so yeah, all the games that are played so far in the regular season will count towards the standings as we'll three games, and then once the season resumes in the fall. Good because I just wanted to make sure that Jacob Closeness goal for the Union against AFC did not disappear forever. That needs to have meant something. And then last question for you here and this is kind of this is an unrelated note, but he referenced a little bit at the start of the podcast. Past couple of weeks the world is changing right before our eyes. US Soccer has had this policy in place with regards to standing for the national anthem. and. The US Women WanNa Change. Is there any sense as to how this is going to play out here I? Know the US. Women have even called for us soccer to apologize to their black players. That is US soccer prepared to go to was lengthier us. Soccer has repealed its anthem policy actually just filed story on it. It's been reported by the New York Times Grant Wall broken about an hour ago on twitter, so it has been it has been repealed. There is no longer requirement than national team. Players stand for the national anthem. I'm awaiting the statement from US soccer. It might have landed in my inbox as we're talking. When the show comes out, everyone will know if that apologies included or not. I don't have a good sense whether it is or not the. Times reported. It wasn't a unanimous decision so I thought that was interesting but yeah, it's you know I. I wrote a column about it last week and you're right. The world's changed a lot in the last last couple of weeks. Weeks, it's changed a lot in the last four years or three years since that rule was implemented so you know us. Soccer has new leadership, and I think they were eager to show that. You know that they're going to be willing to listen to support their players in if their players, this is something they're players want not just the women. The women's national team players by the way is something men. The men wanted to so They're responding to their players and they said they'll support their players. I think that you know that's what all sports organizations should be doing. Listening to the people that that actually wear their colors and. Making sure that their voices are. Good stuff we'll let you check your inbox. We appreciate the time actually I. Do have one other one for that. I just thought of this so with this restart on a personal note. What does this mean for for you for people who cover the sport? Are you going to do you guys even know if journalists will be allowed at the sites for these games or is everything to be done remotely through zoom calls how it's going to work for you guys really good question I mean I'm I'm? Pretty Sick Zoom. Nizar. It's great to see you guys by the waste. But. No I mean I think that there's GonNa. Be Journalistic. Go Don Garber said that they're working on a plan to make sure that people can cover these games. I have no idea how willing organizations are going to be to send journalists to this thing. I'm not going I can tell you that I would be. You know under you know obviously I. Cover. I'm less cover unless cup and he any big games. All Star Games have covered the league for a long time but we're going to continue I. Think to sit this one out and covered remotely and with the hope that you know once we get back in the stadiums. you know? Journalists will be able to be in the press box, but it's pretty far down the list of priorities. I think for everyone right now. There's no reason not to cover these games from afar There's no reason players won't be available on zoom or on the phone because they're gonNA have a lot of free time on their hands, so that's it. It should make it easy the if not, you know not easy to do the job, but possible to do the job. safely which I think is is important, but I gotTa tell you guys. I can't wait to actually get out to a soccer field in and you know, see a game and smell the grass and speak to people that have covered. Covered for a long time I really miss it and I, like guys can't wait to life, get specked normal. Oh my God, you said it man well. Hey, this was fun catching up a. we appreciate the time as always. We'll have to do it again soon. Thanks so much, Doug take care anytime. Guys Obliges Doug. Thanks so much to Doug McIntyre good to talk with him again. It's been land. It's been too long. excited. I would say for MLS coming back this is we've been talking about it, but now the details are out there I was not necessarily expecting to see that there was gonna be a season after the tournament but I guess I'm I'm good with it? The only worries that I have with that. Well there's a couple of worries that I. Have you tell me what you think first off, there's there's news just as latest today that. Corona virus numbers and Florida are beginning to spike against specifically in the Orlando area. So like I. DON'T WANNA BE DOOMSDAY GUY but. Where will we be a month? So? Let's just keep. Our fingers crossed the on. Well. I mean if it does happen. There's good academic work that's being put together. That suggests that you know if there is a surge in the fall, it's more likely that the regular season gets canned. It's probably. This tournament many be it. We are really in the unknown territories right now so I. Don't want to speculate on anything little bit surprised about them. Having the regular season I do wonder how that is going to play off against each other. Will we're? The MLS is back tournament champions? There's some people who will value that way higher than either a portrait but I don't know I actually. Don't know how to play out in the mind of an MLS fan, but if this is fun that the fondest memories may be of of this tournament rather than the adjunct an ancillary. Kind of regular season. Finish that we have I really. I have no idea but I'm willing to be completely open and just trying to enjoy it. Yeah with regards to the tournament thinking more about it and you know I keep obsessing over how this will be, you will be. Here we offer you. You are. Very you you are being. Your you know. But just listen for a sec and tell me this. Make sense to you I. I think that sometimes with stuff like this. We can't really know. How will feel about it? Until were until we're in it and by that I mean this. When the FA Cup is happening like when a teams run in to be to like an FA Cup title involves beating like a League one team, a League, two team, a championship side team and like a lower. Bottom half of the table EPL side like that. FA Cup title doesn't carry the same kind of wait to me. As if you know, you had to be Man City, Liverpool Chelsea and Arsenal something. That's even realistic. I'm just saying like. If you have some running like that, if this if this back to I forget what they're calling. The MLS Comeback Tournament. Right. By the way come I mean guys. Like. But anyway he got paid. Him Put that. Right, but if the winning teams route through this is having to you know like a Toronto team that sends all of their best players in L., AFC team that sends all their best players are like dogs said we don't know what Carlos Villa status. I think we won't really know what to make of this until we see kind of like who's playing and how? How the road to the final actually looks for these teams. If they had to really beat like full squads of good teams will, it's hard to know right now, or this is going to be treated like a preseason tournament like the Champions Cup before an EP L. Season is going to be treated like some tuna. Some tuneup the think the come we don't. Know problems is the way it's going to look like Doug said these are training fields. I'm telling you right now. If you a problem getting into Bundesliga an empty stadiums, good luck with this. Good luck with it. It's going to look jarring. Now. Now I can hear the the NBA is going to after their with that I. Don't know what it just have to accept it. Get on with it and really throw yourself into the soccer, but enough of this too much to talk about. So I did want to talk about one other thing that we spoke about dog just a couple moments ago now with regards to the national anthem policy like he said in the last hour from the time that we're recording this. The repeal has happened on the policy I have not seen like this happening in real time I have not seen statements yet from us soccer, so I almost feel a little bit weird talking about this. If like what wound up happening is flying in the face of what I'm saying, but I just want to ask you. Like I think we all know, we all knew where this was headed. Even last week talking about it that a repeal of their policy was going to happen. The US women asking for an apology, specifically to the black players on their team I was very. UN intrigued to see either what has happened there or what's going to happen there because? I don't know how easy that is for any governing body of a sport to admit wrongdoing like we saw the NFL and Roger Goodell kind of lay out the template for how that could be handled when the NFL players. Came together and demanded an apology from the NFL towards Colin Kaepernick and Goodell talked about standing with them. in their stance, but not necessarily going quite as far as. Specific he did as much as he do. He had to respond to those top ranking players coming out, and saying what they said and he did respond, but he never mentioned Colin. Kaepernick's then He. He didn't cross that Rubicon. I think US soccer is in a much better position than Roger. Goodell is right now because us, soccer can point to a previous regime and say we look, and we acknowledge the mistakes of our past. That can do it very easily. They can do it in a nice pr driven Wed. they don't have to get into the specifics I think they'll be okay in not regard what I would say about I mean. The writing was surely on the wall in the past week when you've had. You know I mean I feel as if the discourse has moved on so much from from from protests like it's gone beyond that right now we've had Weston, mckennie, albeit in a German publication openly criticising calling the president of the United States racist and we have A. Previous to that. We've had Michael Bradley, saying similar things. About the president of the United States this is moved on so much and. I honestly think the policy of of us, soccer towards towards needing and that. I mean it just seems antiquated right now. I mean that ship has sailed. When you hear Roger Goodell Roger Goodell's say black lives matter. I mean these things are unthinkable were unthinkable. Right, but I do think I actually believe it's important for them to take it all the way. Think and if they WANNA point to a previous regime fine, I wouldn't necessarily make that clear and obvious. In the way, my statement is worded or whoever comes out and puts a video message out there. I mean what is the harm of in this moment just saying we were wrong and we are sorry. Like. Let's just just do that and you know. Nobody is then going to pounce it you and say like see now. People need to be fired now. No, you're apologizing to writing a wrong and I think it will allow players who felt bad about this to to be able to move forward and feel more comfortable, wearing Wendy large organizations do that Andrew Rarely? That is the thing to do, but you've seen a whole host of corporate entities in the past ten days suddenly tweet out. Black lives matter put up a black spot on their corporate instagram these. Where were these organizations in two Thousand Sixteen when Colin Kaepernick started this? You know it's very easy. After the fact, organizations will do whatever it whatever way the wind is blowing feel they'll go in that direction. And now they're not afraid to say. Black lives matter anymore, and so they will and I think you're soccer will be will be no different, but if you want the magnanimous, sorry. The largess of a fulsome apology. Be surprised if you'll see it. Well, you know what one thing that's encouraging with what you just said there. You're right like everybody kind of waits for it to be safe before they do stuff like this. They like you just said the words you use. They want to see which way the wind is blowing and I'll just leave it at this. Thank God. The wind is now blowing in this direction where now the safe action is to come out in support of this movement. You know that was not the case for years ago. A lot has changed not just in those four years, but in the last four weeks. For the wind to pull an entire one eighty the way that it has so I I hate that it took. It took for us to get to this point But it now I feel like people are now. Are Now trying to figure out which side of history they're gonNA. Come down on and I think that. I'd like to believe that these statements in these feelings are genuine sincere. And the and these companies and these individuals are trying to make sure that they land on the right side of history, and that's it's important that history is headed in that direction that they believed that putting out a statement like that is going to get them on the right side of history. I think even that in itself, currently rewatching Bobby Kennedy for President On choice his journey Andrew from being a member of Joseph McCarthy's. Investigations into communism on his journey all the way through to the civil rights movement. And along the way huge changes in in his views, you know this is the man who announced the death of Martin Luther. King after being the man who had wiretapped. Martin Luther King before that journey is, it's a constant journey. It can't be for the next two weeks. It's gotta be for for long-term Hope. Everybody takes out on board. Yeah one other thing. sort of tied to this I also wanted to mention something that happened this week with Mites in Germany so apparently if you know more about this than I do, but in at any point, but apparently a fan posted something to the effect that he was cancelling his membership with the club because he believed that minesweeper now fielding too many black players. And the club became aware of this, and then minds posted this. On their official twitter account the message, a message that read not every canceled membership is cause for concern. Sometimes, we're relieved. About. I mean. By the way, just just to give you a sense of of how this conversation has moved from these shores to around the world, but particularly to to Britain and the League. We talk about the most, which is the English game. Raheem Sterling appeared on BBC's news night. which is the equivalent of what's our biggest new show? Would you say Andrew? Sixty minutes. That's a newsmagazine. To discuss racism in the UK and football's lack of opportunities for me, Managers Darren Bent did an interview for a darned bent experts did an interview with that Major UK tabloid. An entity suggested that open till he was twenty eight or twenty nine only a few years ago, he heard humor and club locker rooms. That was overtly racist. Daniel Story Who's been on this podcast wrote an article on how it's twelve years since the last black referee Urawa. renae refereed in England's top flight. Think about that. And right now there's no black referee in England's top flight, and there's no black referee in the English football league none. And yet black players. Make up one third of the playing population in England and right now John. Patterns is probably still on twitter, arguing that he did not get as long at Celtic as a manager compared to other unsuccessful Celtic managers because he was Black Garrett get, he said I know that I got an opportunity at Middlesboro when I wasn't qualified that can because I had worked at the club, and the owner knew me, but I couldn't say that opportunity would have been there for somebody else on I think we are all very conscious of it. and. He talked about getting rid of white privilege. In soccer like this is a think about that. Look at all those different examples. This is a conversation that has been sparked beyond the shores of this country and it's. It's really asking people wasn't. while. Yeah, so we'll continue to talk about that and I'm sure us. Soccer will have some sort of statement if they don't already that will. We'll certainly talk about next week. Jj, couple of other things that I do want to mention here. We'll get to La Liga's restart in a couple of minutes, but I Chelsea appear to be closing in on a massive signing team verner of RB. Leipzig I mean. This is potentially huge. He's scored thirty one goals in forty one appearances in all competitions this season. He still extremely young, although it feels like he's been around forever. These in his early twenties. Like. For you know for a club could be losing pedro and Willian I. Mean I think we're starting to see you know they've been linked with. A keen. Well they've bought a keesee. SAIC right adverts. They've been linked with as well. So for a club who was like a year ago this time dealing with a transfer ban, I mean we were wondering Oh. Maybe this is a new Chelsea now. That'll be dipping into their I, mean this huge signing. Like! You said they're buying a Boniface Star, Andrew. This is not you know a player that is. This is an established footballer, one of the Brightest in European football, and the getting them for sixty two million dollars, which again at an considering how things have contracted and the way the transfer market is, and the clubs are struggling right now. That sounds grotesque, but it really is a bargain considering his his reputation, I'm they're getting it from under the nose, the reigning European champions and soon to be English champions. It's it's huge for Chelsea. Interesting. To see how Frank Lampard utilizes. Team verner but I mean he was so. Most Liverpool fans thought this was a done deal, and for for Chelsea to to command gazump them and for Chelsea to be willing to pay him. You know. A reported two hundred thousand. Pounds sterling per week, think of that. That's that's an incredible amount of money, and you know my questions about Abramovich commitment to Chelsea have been answered. I think not signing so we will talk a little bit later in the mailbox about how that may affect. Sir Christian of Pacific! Yes a lot of American fans are GONNA be interested in that the German Cup the DFB focal going on the past couple of days, Bar Munich defeating track, Frankfort earlier today, and just yesterday Beyer Leverkusen advancing as well. So I believe that final is on the fourth of July. Nothing more American than taking DFB POCO final. Yeah I again. It was the Munich show for the first half. In fact, they game should have been out of sight. It wasn't. You know it that Load Eintracht Frankfurt equalize. For Really Andrew the game should have been over at halftime and and unburned Munich to the Juggernaut. The Hansi Flick Machine just rolls on. It's getting a bit predictable I must say. Yes let's see La Lita. We will get to the restart. 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I can't be the only person who sees that that Dr that Severe Betty Starve is happening without. That is A. Day Without we're going to have a massive premier league preview for next week, right? Are you just going to keep saying Oh. That's a game I wished. There was crowds and. You can't keep doing that. You kinda mean. The murky side Darby is. Out of the gate important, that's unfortunate, but there won't be a crowd for it. That's you know. There was concern over that. They almost moved it to a neutral venue because the crowd was such, an issue for that were there were fears that people would be congregating outside like it is a story, but anyway whatever not be story, you and I have come. We've come together on this and we sorta of got our joint list of the three things that were intrigued by looking forward to what however you want to phrase it as Lolita get set for its restart in the first one really. It's kind of the title race, but specifically Lionel Messi is role in it. Now I guess just to catch people up here for if you're forgotten Barcelona, they're going for the three peat. They are in first place right now. They have a two point lead over Rail Madrid. but there are questions of course about Lionel. Messi so he has been sensational this season as is the case with Lionel Messi every season, nineteen goals twelve assists. But in the last. What has it been in? The last week or so he's come down with some fitness concerns although. Kika sets in their managers. Come out and said that he is quote perfect while there was a training video today where he looked devastating. But that's not my point about this so. Like you, said Barcelona have the two point lead with eleven games left, and all they need to do is just match rail Madrid's results in real. Madrid can't catch them both. The League has become this sprint and it's turned into the EFL championship. There's going to be a game every three days for Barcelona at most four days. That is grueling for Messi. WHO's like thirty three years of age? He's missed the two training sessions with Thai injury as you said everyone wants to see. MESSI play. There's no like I I'm not wishing injury upon him, but should he struggle? Surely that opens the door to some interesting and spicy possibilities for Rail Madrid. Yeah it certainly does now one thing before we get to the Real Madrid side of this Louis Suarez. Is Back for Barcelona. and. Their management changed that they've had like I. Just wonder. Is that an advantage for Barcelona that they've had time maybe two. For. The study the way he wants them to play. Or is it even worse than it breaks up whatever flow? That? He was maybe starting to develop with them I guess I. Know I raising questions like that. It's almost pointless because this is so unprecedented that it's really hard to know what any of this it's ver-. It's very hard to know I. Kind of go with with the fact that not so much tactically, because as you know, messy will dictate how this team plays a lot. We've seen how much the team defers to him but like. Arrest at this point in his thirties for someone. Luiz Suarez as you know. That's no no bad thing. ARRESTS FOR MESSI although we're talking about that injury as well. It's very hard to know match fitness a huge thing. You know they're gonNA come back, and it's GonNa, be interesting nor team. We'll have I think everything's going to struggle as we've seen in the Bundesliga from being that little bit rusty, and the quality will shine through. We saw that in in the early game in the League certainly and we saw I. Mean we've consistently seen it with our Munich so I'm not so sure it will. We don't know for sure, but I think. Barcelona's quality should shine true. If everyone is fit, and that's why it's so fascinating to even consider the possibility that Messi may have a knock going into eleven games in in in a very short period of time. One thing that is worth noting though you say farce on a match Real Madrid's results that. They go on to win the League which obviously we know, however in the event of the teams, being level on points at the end of the season Real Madrid would win the League on head to head goal difference so. Just something to keep in the back of your mind. Barcelona does have to finish. Technically with more points than Real Madrid, they cannot be level at the end of the year, which is certainly possible. They're only separated by two points right now now, looking at the Real Madrid side of this Kinda leads into our second point here that were intrigued by, and that is the unexpected return of Eden has art who you may remember. Got Off to a a pretty poor start well with the club. Reported out of shape suffer. Sorry, it was funny he he came down near. You come back from vacation. Yeah it didn't it was. It was visible to the human eye. Those training videos last August. The goat. I mean come on. Now, there's no way around it right then he suffered the ankle injury came over the United States had surgery in Dallas and that was what we believe to be. The last week we're going to see of Aden hazard in the two, thousand, nine, hundred and two thousand and twenty season, and then a pandemic happened, and now he has a chance to kind of rewrite the script of what this season is for him. and. It's interesting because. I, mean by all accounts. He's come back in training and he's looked fantastic. He had a hat trick in a recent practice game for whatever that's worth like. All of this is qualified with that as as kind of like a statement. Whatever that you take this for whatever you want to be But it's just interesting to me. That now is the dawn has a decision to make not only with him but with. Marco's ASENSIO as well who suffered an injury early in the year against Arsenal that was a preseason game I think and was supposed to have been done for the year. And now he's back and so Real Madrid could be gearing up for this title race in a way that was just not expected. And as reported that the Belgians Physical State has surprised club medical staff and has looked sharp, enough and training to suggest that Dan maybe inclined to start him against EIBAR. Talk about being handed a second chance to rewrite. You don't. We know what it's like a Real Madrid? You've got to make an impression immediately almost and he hasn't really done that. I mean under his focus was at best making it back from Euro. Twenty Four. Euro twenty twenty when he got injured. And now he's got this chance to kind of rewrite things. I again you know fitness. He won't have played very much when he goes into these Games bought. But I pictures of him today where he was running, and he was doing fitness work. And he looked a million times better than he looked. Coming back in August so. I it's a huge boost and a huge chance for it's going to be. It's going to be very interesting to see if sedan pulls the trigger on them. Being positioned as almost a hazard or Venecia's decision, that sedan is going to be faced with. I mean right now. It's just funny because they'd be. They could be coming out with front. Three of ASENSIO Benza and has are two of the three of that guys who had been ruled out for the season and now here's another fighters. Magnificent ship. I mean I think that something but? I! Don't know what Saddam event I mean downhill running bail against rusty players. Oh Yeah I think great. I I actually kind of. Something immediate fancies Real Madrid to do something. Win It. Trying to if I would, if I were to make a pick right now. I might agree with you. And it's it's strange to kind of. Had that viewpoint on it with Barcelona bars. Remedied has spotted Barcelona two points for this final run I. Mean normally you take Barcelona. With that. Like hands down but yeah I don't know. I think I might agree with you. And then finally jj the. We want to talk about the battle for the top four because. I mean some some good teams are going to miss out on this. I WanNa go through what the table looks like right now with respect to that right now, severe third on forty seven. Points Rail. Socio Dad. And Gustaf ar both tied at fourth and fifth on forty six points Athletico Madrid right now down six on forty five points and then Valencia still in it at forty two points. I. Don't know where you WANNA. Go specifically with this, but I can tell you that the medical Madrid story lines in the is an absolutely fascinating one. Because yes, I know all about the that. They were a club in transition more than most I know. You can say the same in some respects about what Barcelona were. This Yard Rail Madrid as well, but Athletico Madrid I think more so having lost. You know key players of their of this recent simione run and most notably Antoine reason, but I'm sorry. Thirty one goals in twenty. Twenty seven Games is rough. It's not acceptable for a club that just that still has sowell. That's shout out over one hundred million euros on Zhao Felix I mean thirty one goals in twenty seven Games Lavar. Aunty right now have thirty two goals in that amount of time there thirteenth in the table I know that they wanNA play defensive style, and I know they lost grease man. I I I understand all that, but I'm sorry. The players that they have on that team their way better than what they've been performing at the season. And we just have to wonder now. They've just beat. Liverpool in the Champions League. Like. Were we just getting to a point where we were going to start seeing that medical Madrid, that we were expecting and maybe kick on and take this. It's amazing. How that victory over Liverpool as kind of. Reset the narrative somewhat like there's no escaping. The fact is been really disappointing season as you as you laid out. An. Here's something we don't talk about on on the podcast at all I. Don't think it's ever come up. Do Know How much Diogo semi only earns. As manager. Best Manager in the word. He owns forty two million Euros A. That's a fact. You have to verify this ladies and gentlemen. Andrew is googling as we speak. That's a fact and. We have a perception of Athleti gone back. To the Jesus, the his was killed years of them, being the plucky upstart got relegated the cam back up, constantly, trying to nip at the heels of their lustrous neighbors across the way, but they've a brand new stadium in which there was European, Cup final played in only last season. They have a new training ground on the way they pay their manager, a superb amount of money, and they are out in the market buying young talent like Jau Felix this season as being a real disappointment and you're right. If somebody like, we'll say Real Sociedad or even more will be even worse if if you know Taffy pip them to a top four spot. This would be a huge embarrassment I mean. How. How is he on now? He's our. He has been tank of his. His CV is very good Andrew. It's very good, but but. It's Oh non-competitive. Any other of the highest paid managers in the world grew. Portion to anything we've seen. I guess they I guess they just revere him and are so. So, what's the word just so nervous of him? Leaving for a another club that they they just cannot ever allow money to do. Believe in I'm not sure, but I do believe that contract was signed. In the midst of the interest from Sheltie, one season, and the following season, the rumors of Arsenal like the Premier League looms large has loom large for only for ages but one. Talk About Lovers ganging incredible right? It's just incredible. and. If you look at how relatively small tiny? Fair and you look at Sociedad are such A. kind of I mean there are. You know they've got good history. Don't get me wrong I'm not disparaging them push. I mean they're nowhere compared to the the money. That's being pumped into lady. That's why the top four races is really really interesting. Yeah I sneak early. WanNa see you mentioned. It's funny. You mentioned specifically Associated Dad and Toffee you know I. Kinda WanNa See Socio Dad. Do this I don't know at whose expense. I'm not rooting against anyone in this race, but they have some extraordinarily talented young players. They're really fun to watch I. Guess The sad part would be if they go on and find a way to remain in the top four their fourth right now like. Will they just be pillaged? Heading into next season, and then you mentioned Hitaf as the other side of the coin here. For, however much fun. Watching socio dot is a tough air kind of the total opposite I guess. There are more of like an athletic Madrid model of just defend. Some people will call a dull others who are maybe more appreciative of that in their own fans may call it pragmatic. Choose whatever word you want, but I guess I. Would I don't know I sort of a not a purist in that way? I don't mind I. Don't mind a defensive style I understand why teams do it, but I kinda. WanNa see the team plays a more open fund style and Societas. We'll just on odaguard as far as I know he's on. He's on loan from Real Madrid so I mean they still ran the journal. When he continues to to develop like that Andrew. You're right. He's GonNA end up at a rail Madrid. To talk about that. If there was a young player that was vaunted for ages I mean he D-. He signed for Madrid at an incredibly young age. So yeah, he will definitely go back to them I mean societas will have no choice in that I gotta ask you do Sometimes Watch the league. And consider the Basque teams because they're kind of different, they're almost like a country within a country, you kind of root for them, a little bit and Sociedad kind of come into that bracket. I kinda do for A. Reason that I root for them. I don't know I don't want to know. There, it's not. Like the fact that they're kind of you know they're the outlier. Certainly the hipsters Joyce that's for sure. Let's see so. That's about it unless you have anything else under the law. We do have will close out now with a nice mail Bam. You're caught offside. pod gmail.com keep the emails Komen at caught offside. ESPN follow US instagram. 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I don't support the Union but I actually. Do you know who I support Andrew? The grid construction men of MLS grounds. I think I said before in this podcast. The Talent Energy Stadium is one of my favorite visits in. An American soccer so there we go, made. Sure that the exact answer Jonathan well. He's A. He's a new. York, city F C, Fan. He'd be tired of their ultras. And I'm sure he was hoping that I would say I support them, but I have. Very little. Little love for their outcrop of city football group Jemaine. Thanks for the great show, especially appreciate how you have addressed covert on the black lives matter protests in recent discussion of soccer, returning in England in the US just wanted to remind you that the end of L. is coming back on June twenty seven for challenge copying Utah. I'm so looking forward to it and hope you're able to cover. Thanks from our cheers from Idaho Idaho, the home of America's finest potatoes. Andrew and NWS Al was actually the first pro league to announce that had had got its issue together and figured out a way to do a tournament with the challenge. Cup and assume a bit of reading up on it today and I went down a very strange rabbit hole. I went down a rabbit hole of trying to predict 'cause you know Salt Lake. City Utah is at altitude. ARE CERTAIN AMOUNT ALTITUDE? Altitude and wondering which teams will do well, which teams won't do well in this Challenge Cup, but as I as I read on I discovered that Megan repeatable and it seems kristen. Press will not play for their respective clubs in this tournament, and also from reading the Salt Lake Tribune. That's the rabbit hole. I went down. Quite a few games will take place on artificial turf, which is not. Not Good considering the objections dot national team players have had to it in the recent past. Yeah, It's unfortunate, certainly I saw this foam. Farid Been Stevie. WHO IS MEG? Rhinos coach with the rain, a he said I understand her motivations, but I am disappointed and frustrated that she will not be with us to compete in this tournament. He said this to lay progress in France. He goes on. On and says Meghan is important to the group, and we could have achieved something big. If she joined the rest of the group, she will be missed by the team and also by women's football. I mean reading between the lines there. That is a manager that is not happy. That will not have her. Kenny Ohio went back to training for Utada and today are in the last week. I believe and I think I I. Don't think there was any. Certainly no stated reason why. Kristen press is not back playing, which again I mean. You're GonNa want your stars playing in this tournament on I liked the idea off the bat, but no seeing that the surfaces that they'll be playing on for at least the initial stages, and then seeing top players, not being involved. That's that's not great. Look I'm not going to condemn any player right now for. For, not taking part in, they were giving the competition's like. they end, they have their reasons whether it's the turf whether it's some other safety concerns I don't know and I don't think the either player has made it not why they're not playing. The only thing I will say is that. I mean let's let's be honest. It hurts the credibility of the tournament if the best players are simply choosing not to play, and not because they're injured or anything like that just. If chosen not to like that that lends itself to a tournament to me. That doesn't scream. Credible champion. having said that I still look forward to it. I still plan on watching and I either. National team players take part I want as many great players as possible, but yeah the so those key players Emmanuel on. Who is the player that you that you wish your club never sold? I mean for tournaments alone joust. Where does one big I mean? Look instantly when that question gets asked, my gut is to say a Gareth Bale and Luka modric just because it felt like Tottenham. We're on the brink of something. And to have lost those players it was. It was such a setback for them. Now in the end it might have wound up producing something better. had a managerial change pocchettino coming in and the rest is history, but. I mean those are rough I mean. For Tottenham Yeah. You can go back a ways and say Pat Jennings who was probably the greatest ever goalkeeper who I think they thought was finished. And then he went to arsenal and played eight more seasons there, and he was clearly not finished. He was still very guess what a guy he is. He works for Tottenham No. He loves them He. He always considered himself a spurs. Campbell, obviously one that you can't help, but think about, although I would say that they didn't really sell him. The gas going to Latsis. Trading! Yeah. What other one? This is kind of more of like a sentimental one for me. I don't know that it really changed much of the club's trajectory, but it always like in a weird way just because I loved Ryan Mason. I love his story. How he broke through after all his years on the youth teams, he finally broke through became a first team player for them, and then wound up going to hull city and he still had many suffered his injury, his head injury, which ended his career tragically. But his love is still so clearly with spurs and even though Pochettino. Sold Him. He had such love and Chino had such love for Ryan Mason. I've heard them both speak about it. But yeah, that's one that I. It just always felt I don't know felt wrong to me that he wound up playing for another team after them I thought he was the way he talks about the club now you'd think he's just like spur throwing through which he is, but that was that was one that always out for me. It was Steve McManaman going to rail Madrid. Kind made me realize that Ya Liverpool. Are a big club, but you're not a big club anymore when you're. It was the first of like there was mcmanamon, and then there was Michael and we seem to be losing these these top players. Which? was just evidence. We weren't what we what we used to be and was Kinda hammered home by those transfers. Also Robbie Fowler. That Robbie Fowler left was wrong and I I really resented. Gerald Julia for loan that to happen and I actually got to talk to Robbie photo about that. A couple of years back when a preseason game here in New York and I said how it was, it was just terrible and He said if he had had his way, he might have stayed, but he just realized he wasn't going to get playing under. Jared Julia consistently starting, and that's why you ended up at. Leeds United Kerry, King. No, real quick, no But those? Those came afterwards Andrew like the initial blow of Losing Steve McManaman made me realize Tarez. Leaving was dreadful. Tars was worse than any of them Suarez wanted out like I know tars did secretly, but he never stopped training like the year we went on the title tilt I. Mean That's summer. Arsenal had made that bid and swire's. It dug his heels in that he was trying to to leave, and there was the whole. Arsenal bid forty, two million and a dollar, just to trigger his his bio. Claws are to attempt to trigger. What they thought was a buyout clause. But I kind of. I'd except it's wires was leaving but mcmanamon when I was like a teenager was was hard to take. Kerry Kane Kinda random would have been listening to an IRA soccer podcast lately, and they were reminiscent both the Auto World Cup qualifiers tournament got me curious about Jj's memories of that time. What are your memories of the Irish O. TWO QUALIFYING WORLD COM? World Cup campaign well. I mean this is all overshadowed by one thing we had in in the qualifying group. We had Portugal and we had Holland. Nobody I won't say. Nobody expected us to get out, but people thought it'd be tough to teams. The group winners will go out and the second place team going to qualify are a playoff game, and so we actually perform brilliantly, and we didn't lose to Portugal. We didn't lose a single game in qualifying and We ended up second in the group to Portugal. We knocked the Dutch out and the ultimate game. We beat Holland. One Nil Atlanta road on Roy Keane just was this force of nature that that dragged a good team, but was the leader on a good team and helped us dragged through. Drag us through some some moments in qualifying and then. We go to Iran and we beat around two in the in the first leg in Dublin and then we go to to Tehran to play the. I mean the the atmosphere and Tehran in the second leg was unbelievable. We lost game one nil, but we go through to one, and then of course Roy Keane has fallen Mick McCarthy. Right on the eve of the World Cup which was the biggest story of the two thousand and two. World Cup by a country mile and it didn't even involve a ball. Being kicked the Manchester. United Captain walking out and A rather being sent home, a combination of the two really and You know what we're going to go into detail on that someday day before this pandemic is over because I don't think people fully realize what it was like at that moment when Roy Keane left the Irish camp without kicking a ball in that world, Cup and things could have been different. We went to Spain and the second round, and had we had a leader like Roy Keane Spain were there for the taking. We lost on penalties, but Yeah if you allow me to do a piece on that at some point. Yeah not to go down the rabbit hole on, but in the time again. That was a long time ago I don't know how this. Huge thanks. How huge the story wasn't the US I. Don't know, but I feel like I remember hearing that the Irish prime minister at the time was going to act as an arbiter into. Shock! Who is the prime minister did exactly that he offered to be an intermediary. He was a Manchester United. Fan, he was irregular at Old Trafford and he was going to step in like the UN. Try and broker peace between McCarthy and King. The biggest biggest saga in Irish sport. It goes on to this day. The country was divided between pro cane. He was right to leave and and anti an anti queen factions. He should have stayed and played on own a never forget that summer. Oh! Crazy. Marian Rat Marian Wright for three three three. I am worried about our boy Christian. What team will varner coming to Chelsea? I know Varner like Stepan. The left wing a lot. Please tell me our favorite son will still get a bunch of minutes, please. Andrew. You have the floor. So I gave this. Admittedly I actually thought a ton about this and then I saw the tweet. And I kinda give it some thought and I thought well. Their positions are different so hopefully that won't be the case, but Jay. This was in the athletic just a couple of days ago. I'm reading now directly from the article they say. They're talking about Tim. O. Verner and I kind of pick it up there. They say along the way. He has built an easy chemistry with Yousef Poulsen. The six foot four inch Denmark international provides rb Leipzig with a more traditional focal point. It isn't hard to imagine verner and Tammy Abraham interacting in similar ways for Chelsea next season. If they do, it could actually be Christian Pulisic who began to flourish as Lampard secondary scoring threat from the left before missing three months with a groin injury. WHO faces the bigger fight to keep his starting spot? So, that is the athletic suggesting that who could be the player who misses out should team owners should all become official now I guess the point ultimate. They're making you know. The idea of Verner and Abraham could potentially look a lot like verner and Poulsen and Verner was so successful playing off Poulsen. Chelsea would be foolish not to follow that template and leave Tammy Abraham in their starting eleven so about to somebody else. Verner typically plays more on the left. That's obviously more. Pulitzer has been playing for Chelsea so you begin to look at him as potentially the odd man I mean it all depends on what formation he settles on, and and we've heard a lot of rumors that in training. At in whatever practice scrimmages, they've been having. He's being flirting with the you know. He's been looking at four. Three is being. He's been looking at four to three one or variations of that which would. PUNIC as. He can play as a number ten. He could play inside, although I will admit I, prefer coming in off the left hand side, making those runs inward rather than I do having him in sitting in what will be traditional number ten role I think I, think lampert is going to play with the three Andrew. And I wouldn't be shocked if Abram is the one who misses owed, and he plays Werner down the center. And? He plays -Peutic to the left and I think. I think. I. I'd love to get inside Frank's head right now. Have chatted to him several times when he was over here. Her But no I I would be shocked if Lampard has looked at the statistics around imperialistic and also his performances prior to the injury and decided that he's the odd man out in this I think you could be looking at a pretty fluid front three along the lines of what Liverpool have. And that would mean I think people that can do that. And verner goes more sally. Man It would just be so frustrating because it really felt like he was finding his footing there I saw a quote I. Think Kristie from Ron, but I thought I saw a quote from Joe Gomez. Who? was asked who most difficult player was that he played against the season, and he said it was. Pure specifically when? Liverpool Played Chelsea in Istanbul I don't know in the in the supercup. Yeah any reference. Joe Goal said the tool that was the most difficult player that he had to face the season because of how he said just how. Quick and he pulls people out of position. He starts on the on the inside. He he can move out. He starts on the outside. He can move in. He's versatile across that line. And you look at the way. I mean Salomon for me. No the way they move I. I mean dots the forward line of the future of love the president actually. and. I wouldn't especially in transition. I think that's what Frank Lampard. Lights, I. I think Frank Lampard was a few sieve with praise for Pulic enough to make me think that he has not abandoned that project to the point where it becomes a substitute are bit power player, or at least I hope that's. Yeah Hope. On finding. Andrew Joy Joe Joe Junior shabu. What you guys think of Hercules? Gomez comments on Mary Obama Telecoms MLS. Herk said that the lead can be very bland and vanilla, and that he can add as Latin quality to the League. And of course this week, the news that he was locked out of training. Mr Ballot Kelly so the. I mean the emotional homecoming to the town. She grew up with his adopted. Parents has soured and it appears as if he will be looking for a new home. Apparently, he didn't his. His insurance didn't cover him to come and train with the team so. It seems as if they're. They're looking for an exit strategy with Mario Thoughts. Andrew before I give mine. Neutral I. Don't think that MLS is in a place where they constantly need to have some sort of lightning rod. Can make things fun. I also don't think that ballots. Elliot's as good as gone so I don't know if teams will be quite as willing to Whatever whatever you think comes along with Bala telly. Does that scare teams off if they don't think he necessarily has to back it up. So I don't know. On it I could see a team taking a chance, but it's not no, it's not a huge was dying on a boat. His stats in France where he scored a goal. Every other game, which is pretty good, Golan, but I mean. Look the way I see it is if you look at Robbie, Keane Sebastian GIOVINCO. You look at Davidge via Joseph. Martinez I mean. Those, were owned believable players that have come into the League delivered. And haven't given you any of the nonsense that comes with Mary Bali and fundamentally is having good players in the league, not enough like those the US soccer fan still require this kind of blows to keep fans watching the league I mean. Do you have to have a guy letting off fireworks and said in his bathroom, and nearly setting his house on fire. For the League support or to stay interested I. Don't believe that's the case. I again, I I mean. Woods Latin what your point was. He absolutely delivered. Like he delivered, right also was quotable. Outside of being. I mean Panatela isn't even that quotable. Th The thing I lots on is. Ultimately, I think would hurt is driving at. Is You do something like that? Not like you and I are in why we're diehard soccer. Fans were sitting are hosting a soccer podcast? We're in regardless of its Joseph. Martinez, Lot Brahima, bitch, but MLS worried about you, and neither worried about casual fans. The word about a younger generation of fans may need something like that to to grasp onto now back. Though is not Zlata like his achievements are not salons. Lots on came from Manchester. just having been successful at Manchester United, he was in the public consciousness of both obviously die hard soccer, fans and casual fans alike ballot. Tell he's not that so i. don't think that. I just don't think that it's a like for like comparison I. Don't think that ballot telly. His name will appear in lights. The way that thoughts on does when he comes here. Even volatility if those antics continue, I think that like it won't. I I don't think it will resonate the same way because I. Just don't think that he's viewed the same sort of caliber that was. So I think it'll kind almost fall on on deaf ears. I don't think that it'll make waves in the way that maybe Herkus Andrew. Now speaking of slots on like I mentioned earlier in the podcast. He would typically be the last person where I would say. Wow sports stars really are just like us, but I found myself thinking that Jj when he voiced his opinion on how messed up the American youth soccer system is. He said this to G Q Italia. It has to be said that the sport is expensive very expensive for example. In, order for my children to play in a good football team I have to pay three thousand five hundred dollars per child. It's not the figure, but for the whole concept I dislike it very much, because not everyone has the money needed, and the sports should be something for everyone, because it unites people of whatever origin it's absolutely true, and it's him if people are looking for reasons why minorities of being locked out of of us soccer and certain parts, not all pirates, but in certain parts of this country. That's a huge part of it. Conservatively for a season, and this isn't including gas. This isn't including food. This isn't including travel. So, you can add them in afterwards, but conservatively a season. For a Yutaka player at the twelve or fourteen level in travel will cost you fifteen hundred dollars. That's conservative. There's some clubs that Ron discounts some clubs that if you. If you send in your tax return forms, and you can prove that you're on hardship that the club will look after you and waived those rights, but that's not every club. I mean you can't monetize a sports like soccer in that way at the youth level and expect to. You know create a it. Grassroots environment that that gives you the kind of players. You need to be competitive against the Dutch and the English and the Germans. You just can't do it. It's simple as that and it's good that millionaires Latin didn't multimillionaires Latin. Mentioned it. To G Q Italia. while. Very that. Very strange. Where was Jeff Carlisle? House lots I'm not telling him that and believable. One, last thing that I wanted to mention because I kind of mentioned this a few weeks ago when league? Announced, they were just ending their season that meant that too loose and Amazon would be getting relegated without really getting a chance to fight for the right to stay up I used to produce a show for Mike Lupu and he used to say something in these sorts of situations he would say there will be lawyers and sure enough lawyers happened and to loose an ambiance where fighting for the right for this relegation to be avoided they at least for now have one, and their relegation has been suspended. Now you're asking. What does this mean for the clubs who were getting promoted in this case, it would be a both Lorient and Lens. It's unclear right now. What's going to happen? And what league will look like next season? But there is talk of possibly expanding to twenty two teams in the League next year, so both so everyone gets to be up essentially for it now I don't know exactly what that means for promotion relegation following season. But. I just thought it was interesting that we kinda. Felt like one of those where to lose an ambiance, they were going to fight this, but like these crazy times, so you know you just have to roll with the punches and they were probably GonNa. Just get you know. Unfortunately get the short end of the stick, but no, they actually won and. I wonder if this could potentially set precedent for other leagues that stopped. Before reaching completion well, they're willie lawyers power to lead worn. Coventry have been declared champions and tranmere relegated as clubs vote for the season to end Wickham will replace Peterborough in the playoffs alongside. Portsmouth and Fleetwood so league one league. Of done the same as well and that's not being university welcome, but that's the way it happened and yeah. I. Think we're already hearing above potential legal action in England, as well, yes. so there you go! That is our show. I hope everybody enjoys the restart of Lollygag. A, week from today I believe it's a week from today. Jj the Premier League is is back. So we will, of course have it is indeed under. We will of course a previously on the EPL podcast out next week to get everybody refreshed and caught up, so they can enjoy the the final stretch run of the season, and that is going to be talking about league being a sprint. It's going to be very much the same with the premier league every day fast and furious. It's becoming so fun. Soccer's back. It is really it is really and truly back, but I enjoyed this very much. Our thanks Doug McIntyre for popping on his well. Jj to you. I say Jackie later. Fun Boy. Your on. Listening to US caught off-side soccer podcast.

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Caught Offside: Coronavirus update, UCL recap and more

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Caught Offside: Coronavirus update, UCL recap and more

"Caught offside with every gumming finch. Jj Davani yes offside upper west side of Manhattan and Jay J. Defend what's up brother. What's all I mean? We're on the precipice of the collapse of world sport or the suspension. At least yeah these are I would say that. The last twenty four hours Like as a sports fan as a global citizen but like as a sports fan it's been the most surreal Twenty four hour period that I've ever seen in the history of sports from I. Guess if you took it from the start of Manchester City and Arsenal choosing to postpone their game because arsenal players were in quarantine And you took that all the way through the message last night from the NBA that their season was being suspended In between you have reports that the answer AA will be banning fans from attending March madness. Which is a thing that I can't even wrap my mind around because fans and March madness just so inextricably linked with one another that. I can't even separate the two like picture. The final four without people what this is and then you wake up this morning. We're now in a new cycle where it's all domino's are now falling And I every minute every hour every second at things I it seems that things are just updating at a speed. That is it's making your head Spin Yeah. I I lived through the foot and mouth incident in in Europe in two thousand and one and I remember sporting being cancel. Large gatherings cancelled all those things but it was never on a scale like this. Nothing close to this no panic. Because of its effect on the economy to an on also was it was to do livestock. And in a rural country garden that matter but this is this affects across the board. In a way I've never experienced. It feels like we're living on a movie like this watching television last night and being on the Internet just none of the seem real. It's very surreal. Yeah and you want to take this podcast. Two Years Zero. No everything's over. We don't talk about football now. We only talk about the Corona Virus. Low we can. We can take people behind the scenes. You and I we talk before every show we talk about what we WanNa do and you know to me. This is now like the news is just coming at such a speed and the stories that are coming out. We haven't even gotten to the most The most recent news developments pretending to soccer in that. Mls has been suspended Jeff Carlyle where we're recording this at like twelve ten right now eastern time twenty seconds ago. Jeff Carlisle just tweeted. That CONCACAF champions has been suspended all upcoming. Us Men's national team and US Women's national team friendly's have been suspended Still waiting word on what's going to happen with the Premier League Lollygag is taking a temporary hiatus. Real Madrid are in quarantine after a member of the Real Madrid basketball team tested positive for corona virus. At the team's facility sky reporting that Lester players show symptoms. Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers. A few of his squad have shown symptoms of the corona virus. There scheduled face Wofford at vicarage road on Saturday in the Premier League reports of. I'm almost hesitant to do this. But Guillaume ballet is a journalist. I think that is generally trusted. He has a tweet from an hour ago. Citing lucky in France The tweet reads in the UEFA meeting on Tuesday. It will be confirmed that the Champions League and Europa League will be suspended he writes in parentheses which is a sentiment that I would echo. Why wait till Tuesday? Then he adds saying plus the Euros will be moved to twenty twenty one. These are these are just like unbelievable events unfolding at light speed right. Let's can I just read to you? If his statement today are of course in the light of the ongoing developments in the spread of covert nineteen across Europe and the changing analysis of the World Health Organization you F S Today invited representatives of it's fifty five member associations together with the Boards of the European Club Association on the European Leagues Anna Representative of fief pro to attend meetings by videoconference thankfully on Tuesday seventy the march to discuss European football's response to the outbreak discussions with include all domestic and European competitions including away. Your twenty twenty further communication will be made fun does meetings so that kind suggests that everything's on the table. Yeah and you know what I've been. I've it's funny since this whole thing has started. I feel like I've I've kind of like see-sawed there have been days when I was like you know what I'm not sure. How big a deal this is and then there were other days where you turn on the news and you think. Oh my God this is truly terrifying and you kind of go back and forth because we were not educated in this matter but I think now I think we all need to kind of move ourselves into the corner of. We don't know anything and we have to trust the people and the experts that do know like I was thinking about this. Jj because I've heard you've I bet you've come in contact with a lot of similar kind of people and I'm not. I'm not trying to blame them. But I've come in contact with a lot of people who are freaking out at the freak out people who are kind of the mindset of. This is nothing wires all this happening. The economy is in the tank. We are losing billions of dollars for a thing. That's not that this is a non story and we're in freak out mode and I think now I I've been trying to like because I know we're going to do a soccer podcast so I've been trying to liken that to like what's a soccer analogy for what happened right now and I was thinking. Let's say you're walking down the street yesterday after Liverpool lose that game and you're wearing Liverpool Jersey and a guy comes up to you and says you're collapse gotta be fired and say that guy. Oh okay are you like a Liverpool Fan. No well are you a former front office executive who knows how these things no well. Are you like somebody who have you played? Soccer do have any soccer background. No not really but I heard were playing well so I started paying attention a couple of weeks ago and since I started paying attention they really have not been doing well. He should be fired. Well you don't know what you're talking about. Your opinion means nothing to me. So like all these guys that you work with and friends that you come in contact with the you're just having casual conversations with that suddenly want to act like they're experts on the corona virus. You don't know anything. Let's all just shut up and allow the experts to do their job and just do what they tell us to do on that note get onto CDC dot org for all corona virus information. How to protect yourself what it is on. What's happening daily updates? You can log on at any time. You can also see it on twitter. Don't be heating Jim in levittown right. Who's been re tweeted by your friend? Book and don't allow your opinion to be swayed by that guy because he doesn't know he doesn't know by the way there are some pundits in the media. Who are talking about this thing. A certain branches in the media who don't know what they're talking about either the World Health Organization this CDC. That's those are the people you need to be listening to Right. Now onto your GP. Who knows your case ending underlying conditions? You may or may not have and ultimately like Oh. I think we need to start using some common sense in how we're perceiving the seriousness of this in that like we can all say in a moment of a public health crisis you know. Oh it money doesn't matter. We need to put the the well being of the people I and that is true but let's also remember in a capitalistic society. Money does matter the NBA is not suspending their season for nothing the NC Double A. They have two huge events here. The College Football playoff and March madness. They are not banning fans from attending their event over nothing. They are taking advice from people who know what they're talking about like I feel like we've kind of crossed the threshold where people need to just like understand. Like if you're somebody who's still upset that you can't go to watch one of your teams playing person right now. Like tough were where in a moment? Where like yeah? Your life is going to be inconvenienced by this until we get a handle on. What's going on so like you know. Hopefully you know I don't WanNa see tweets from people. Who are you know season ticket HOLDERS FOR NASHVILLE OR ATLANTA? Or whatever saying that. They're upset that their season has been put on hold and they can't go watch their team play Because they don't think this is a big deal. I think it's that people wake up and understand. This is unlike anything we've really dealt with in our lives but it's not just sports fans though there's people out there who have embraced and this is a conversation for another day but they've embraced this going to post truth society. We're in right now where you can argue facts right. Don't do that not what race. This will not discriminate. I think the World Health Organization in the CDC. And I'm not trying to be like flippant or making a joke. I honestly view those as apolitical organizations. Like they're to me. Those are not organizations. That really have a political affiliation. So if they're telling me if they're telling US something like it's it's what I am going to trust and I think that that's a safe way to handle this. These just do it. Yeah I mean this is just like we haven't even mentioned some of the other Danielle origine of Juventus tested for the corner virus yesterday. So event is has been in quarantine. I mean if you if you get a chance to read some of the reporting coming out of Italy right now. Where the places in lockdown some you know large parts of it are in quarantine like for example. The town of of Parma is. Just you know you're not supposed to your the order are the direction is not to go outside the city walls disdain. Your home to to work from home to all those things and you hear about elderly people who are dying and they are loved. Ones can't go near them. Because of the danger of contracting and spreading this thing imagine the horror. This isn't a joke. It's just not a joke and you've got to listen to the experts. 'cause you don't know anything so from a sporting perspective. I just am wondering because like we said. The news is just happening so quickly. Like where is this heading like now? These leagues the premier. Li like we said up at this point. We haven't heard much I saw only Gomersall Shire. Yesterday says the Manchester United would support the suspension of the primarily to combat the spread of the virus. Like let's all be honest with one another. That's that's where we're headed. Yeah I mean Britain's response. Sporting response has been strange. I would say the Cheltenham Horse Horse Racing Festival which brings in hundreds of thousands of people across. I don't know how many days ten days probably more than that considering all the Ansari Events and things that go on surrounding it that went ahead that you got the feeling with Shetland they just snuck it in before people said. Okay we gotTa Start Shutting things down I and it was strange to me. Three and a half thousand Athletico Madrid fans travelling to Liverpool last night dot is dot is dangerous. I'm sorry right now. Large mass congregations of people an even a twenty two men field. It was funny at the weekend there was no handshakes in the premier league. Yet people jumping all over each other for celebrations in close contact and tackling crashing into each other. I mean your clock is and we're going to. We will talk about some of the Champions League deliver. We are because I will make sure that we do. I know but like can KLOPP. Jj in the last week. Like I feel like. He's becoming a man on hinged his press conferences where he's been asked about his generally his thoughts on this virus and he's now snapping at journalists and. I understand his point. I think I kind of agree with him. But he's snapping journalists saying who am I to be answering that question I don't know why do you come to me is in over his last point to the pre the pre Madrid one not the weekend the Madrid one was. Why do you think you are outside of this? We're doing we're doing sport. I you've traveled to do that like he's trying to just say we're all part of this right. There is no a Liverpool issue. It's not like should we? Should we ban soccer to stop this thing? Don't go to the pub. No stop going to the theater but movies might be a bad idea for you. Jill like this isn't panic. This is what we're being told by. The people who know almost and the spread of this is really scary. I saw the video yesterday of walking through the tunnel To come out onto the field before the game and a couple of fans put their hands out to him. A high five any snaps. Thank you can read his lips. I can't say what he said on this show but like you. He's he's he's had it with all of that. He is quite. He is quite compelling when he's had enough of people you know because he is the jovial German the laughing white T. He is a charisma until he isn't and his face can quickly go from Jovial. German to the eyes bulge is a very intense. Look Yeah I remember. Last season was it. Someone asked him about him. I think was the draw with Leicester. The draw with West Ham. They asked him about his team and he was clearly frustrated in the moment. And he said you think this is playstation. You think we can just create chances score goals just like that. You know that we weren't trying. Yeah Yeah don't cross him So that is up to this moment. That is kind of where we're at. I think you know. Even though announcements haven't been made pertaining to all leagues I think we're kind of of the mindset right now that this game and sports in general really are just sort of being placed on hold. There is like a collective pause button. That's being hit until we can kind of get a grasp on an ability to contain the spread of this virus and it is worth noting to that. There have been like. I'm not an expert but I listened to people that are listening to the daily today. They're talking about how China and South Korea have made incredible strides and they were pointed out by the World Health Organization yesterday for the Strides. They made in containing the so. Hopefully other countries will begin to follow suit And no that's why. Large gatherings are being stopped. The you know that's why these prominent sporting events are being halted. Because that's like step one is to stop the spread of this in large groups So that's that's pretty much where where we're at right now with this. Do you WanNa talk about other things? Yeah I WANNA talk about the football because this might be the last football we get to talk about actual games. We get to talk about for a while. So let's make a good one friend. I know it's very weird to talk about. Games that are taking place in competitions. May Not not be not right. Not to be flippant but I want to give everyone a window into Andrew's mind right now right right now. Andrew is Kilian Murphy Waking Up in the hospital in twenty eight days later wandering across London Bridge Outta desolate empty landscape. That's where he is. I've never seen that movie. You need to click into podcasts. Mold now boyle we're talking football. I I wish you had the the Pale haunting eyes of Kilian Murphy. At least give me something something nice to stare at all right well. Let's talk about the champions. They were going to do our best. All right. We're GONNA put on. We're GONNA put on a brave face. We're GONNA do this. We'll talk soccer. I do wonder how many people really care right now. Believe me the everybody was looking forward to this podcast last night. Things have gone then. Everything happened yet. Things have gotten worse. But what what do you want us to do? I don't know I don't I don't know what I WANNA do. I WANNA talk football. I WanNa Talk Ball. Let's start with what was really the standout match from the last several days. Really and that is Liverpool What an incredible game against Athletico Madrid the second leg liver. Pour out of the Champions League in the round of sixteen. Their defense of their European crown will go no further There's a lot of angles to get from their game specifically. I guess we'll start trying to which I want to start with. I guess we'll start with the one that is kind of like really was making waves. And that is the the goalkeeper issue for Liverpool because it seemed like immediately the game ended and the blame game began and a hundred percent of the blame was being pointed at one man and that was Adrian. Well it's not all about Adrian put. His mistake was a fundamental shift in the game. I'm was a mistake on a night like that that you can't make no. There was other key moments for me nor failing to make contact with good chance loss in the first half the second half. I think Robertson hitting the crossbar. No chance was the first half Robinson hitting the crowd I don't know how Robertson didn't score That was a big chance. I will say the defender went. When I watched the second angle there's defender Khanna puts off a little bit so actress and can't get quite as clean ahead on it. As as obviously would have panned quite amulet downwards which but he's from such close range yet you expected in that too bullish and believe it yeah But look it was. It was a key moment in a game that was finely poised Liverpool. Didn't have the away goal. Of course it matters and there was an instant momentum. Shift at that moment. Pat Nevin was on the BBC last night. Talking life from Anfield about what that moment. Adrian's flobbed clearance meant for the game little control of that but at Dame just didn't we've all been in before when everyone jogging. Look in vain day you load and unexpected goal and suddenly looks to Yaas Lore looks exhausted suddenly the game plan Joe Trillo as well get how many senior center half backup to Santa. Nfo and then you know. It's a complete pining. Why was surprised that in that situation as big ten didn't have eight NATO non. Stop that they didn't have any bow. Oem to go. They made a couple of changes. Bomb just never harmed the new yourself. When you've got to perfecting minute Champions League you expected to have at least a bank drive. There was nothing that was new energy. I'm not blaming anyone except the probably just a Bagel scored true the minute that that goal went in that was it Liverpool. Just couldn't pick it up again and I think Andrew that's as good a performance over the ninety at least as Liverpool have poured in since Lester on Stevens Day on boxing day that that's their best most complete performance. There were absolutely added bought for all the chances they had. I mean thirty four shots. Eleven on target two goals wasn't enough and has pointed out the for me. No gold needed to happen. Within the ninety minutes the second goal have to happen within the ninety minutes yeah because Liverpool out on their feet. I tweeted last night. I enjoyed that game immensely absolutely immensely and I can't be you know totally upset. I am disappointed where the champ is but I thought that was a brilliant performance from Liverpool and they just they just thought moment from Adrienne he kicks it out he can't it's terrible terrible Malta. Terrible moment he can't readjust his footing. Quick enough on the next thing the balls in the back of the next steps up off the turf you can make one mistake. But you can't compound that mistake with another but Andrew. It was in the wires. It was in the mail it was in the Post. The only had a bad game against Burma. There's no was. He looked on shore of himself against Borth and in the in the NFL Cup. In the second half yeah the ethical too in the second half he makes a brilliant save from the feet of one of the electrical Madrid players. After because he's he's made a mess of an easy shot from Zhao Felix. So he was always liable to do this right the only he is to blame like if we are going to talk about why this happened. He his name is certainly on. That list might even be top of the list. The only reason that I struggle to like shiny entirety of the spotlight on him for why this went wrong. I mean through ninety minutes. He held he. Did you can say he had a mistake. You're there but like he did hold Athletico Madrid to a clean sheet over the day day. Get in make. He didn't make a truly crippling. I mistake until the ninety seven I know but it led to go hardly troubled Liverpool goal for most of the ninety. Let's be perfectly honest. They had A. They had a couple of chances. But chances you would expect team of their quality to have but like when team takes thirty four shots Like Liverpool did I mean. How many shots did they have in the ninety minutes without with only getting I go I'm not. I'm not even sure. What ninety probably like thirty shots or so and you can make the argument like The expected goals was two point. Nine to one point one Thoughts from Mike. Kelly's graph in favor of liver favor of Liverpool Lau. Yeah that's a but as he said sometimes football keep her as a great game. One team takes a few grit shots. The better team doesn't win and you know that. Is this game you constantly say to me. There is no deserve in football and soccer none. Now there's only the score there's only the score And I think you're going to probably did with what Mr Clapper to say. So let's talk about that your clock by his own. Admittance has turned into a very. How did he put it in a very subpar loser? He's a sore loser and he said he said in every interview. Yeah he's now. He's not running from that reputation he is owning it. I am the sore loser and I'm GonNa Complain. After my team loses games and that was certainly on full display After Liverpool lost yesterday. This is what he said about Diego simeone Athletico Madrid side and the way they chose to play. He said I don't understand what the quality they have. The football they play. They play proper football but they stand deep and have counterattacks. We accepted of course. But it doesn't feel right tonight. I realize I am a really bad loser. Especially when the boys put such an effort and against world class players on the other side who defend with two rows of four again I don't think it needs to be said it's heat of the moment. He certainly feeding things after the game but it was kind of the same point he made after the first leg. I would ask. What were you expecting? Diego Simoni is living rent-free in your head right now because after the first leg. He Pulls Saudi-omani at Halftime. Because he's afraid that some some player for Madrid's going to force him into like a fake yellow after this game he's complaining about like on. My only thing is like dig. Diego Simione is not some guy who's just trying to scrape by by the skin of his teeth and win here like this is a man who has one Lolita in an era dominated by Rao Madrid and Barcelona. He's gotten to within like centimeters of two Champions League victories You know this is a pretty accomplished manager. Who I don't. It just is weird to me to hear him spoken to like. He's some kind of like like newby who doesn't understand the way the game supposed to be played. Yeah he is a CV. Anna resume based on this type of football. That is you see. I mean maybe this is about I was gonNA save better than your can collapse. Although cloud having the champion the Champions League last year probably puts him ahead of Simeoni but it shouldn't be a better or it's it's it's somewhere along the line in football By the way what did used to be almost like a apart from conceding two goals used to be almost a classic Italian way of playing away from home. And that's a league. That Simoni cut his teeth and plan for plan for those teams that he did in Italy for Inter Milan etcetera. So he's honed. He's turned defending good defending into an art. And I'm going to give him some praise here. Look I don't love the way he plays. I wouldn't across to play like that but you know it's it's winning football and it was winning football last night. Look at the substitution. He made he wasn't afraid to pull Diego Kosta. He puts in urinate. Who scores two goals he puts in Joe Felix who has a hand in the setting of the of the crucial goal for urine tests. I he brings a Murata who scored one of his own and set up another one on when legs were tired when mines were failing to stay focused. Simoni had the changes made that punished Liverpool. And that's where I give him credit I simione his response was interesting. We played to win with our weapons to win respecting our identity respecting two characteristics of the players exploiting the defects of the opponents. That's how we play if someone wants to ask me is. Savage who failed English primarily savage better defender Than Virgil Van Dyke. No but look at the mazing job that money people pointed out last night. That's only has done with those players to make them better too that's organization. There is merit to this kind of play. I think some Yanni's response to To Club and the rest of your pin football. Who Don't like the way he plays goes something like this. You don't want me anymore with that breaks my heart but it's too bad because you don't love me but you will respect me. Hey It's Tony and Christopher it's true though it really is true and I think he is respected. I think he's viewed by. Everyone is one of the best managers in football tonight. Yeah and again This used to be the pattern for European football. A lot of these games were tense. Edgy Defensive Affairs where mistakes and the the tiniest margin for error were exploited by the really good sites. You vent this. I can think of the past in particular doing that on here. We are again. He is like a in a ways. Like a footballing hipster. He's what old what was old new. Yeah I just find it annoying from klopp a because this isn't the first time he's done this But really because like this idea of all. I'm sorry you're in that your opponent didn't play the way he wanted them to play like. Who is your clout to to judge? How other teams should be playing Athletico Madrid and Diego? Simeone did what needed to be done to beat your clubs Liverpool Team Liverpool. Like the play opened they like to attack and I think it's almost smart to set up no more defending. I think Rory Smith made another valid point that he said it wasn't it was as much about Liverpool failing to convert their chances as it was about Athletico Madrid working out bringing game plan like day were by D. They were to kneel down at one point and that moment to let them back in was crucial but when the moment happened they weren't found wanting they had the man on the field who is going to score twice. They had also another man who's GonNa set up a score one. And that's I suppose where you have to give credit even though I am as Liverpool Fan. You're devastated disappointed very dishonestly. It's why before I knew. Remember after the group stage was complete. Jj and we kind of did our recap of the group stage prediction for team to most likely to go on a run. I set up Madrid and that was before I knew. They're playing Liverpool. I got a little nervous when I thought they were playing Liverpool. What you just said is exactly it the fact that they are so strong defensively but when the moment arrives when they need to score a goal able to do that and I mean they've made a whole identity as Simoni said out of this young Last bit on this game. There's a lot more Ogden yesterday at ESPN AFC. And I think. He's kind of representing the viewpoint of a lot of soccer fans out there Who have been watching Liverpool the season going back to last season and even the year before when they get to a Champions League final win it the next year. See what they're doing the premier league this year and Mark Ogden basically wrote a piece saying it just feels like them going out at this. Stage is going to leave a bit of an empty feeling in an otherwise triumphant season for Liverpool and. I'm just wondering like the shift in viewpoint over the last couple of weeks on what Liverpool's achieving right now if that's a little bit harsh You you know. I've been consistent throughout this. I didn't think at the start of the season that Liverpool would even be titled Champions-elect. I didn't even think I thought it would be so hard to go against the mighty for another season As things move along and as the season goes along other people not klopp not Liverpool started talking maybe even some Liverpool fans started talking about what could be and that's just the way things are in sport right now. as Liverpool rolled along as the defeats didn't calm people started talking about what might be an Roy. Smith wrote a piece on this last week which was pretty good when klopp insisted he was talking. He was taking the season game by game. He was not downplaying his ambitions. It wasn't it was not one of his ambitions if it happened great but it was too distant a prospect to be considered in his plans. You don't plan to go unbeaten. You don't plan to be in the latter stages of the Champions League on top of the primarily by twenty two points it feels. I think as if there is a truth for all fans of all teams in there somewhere a less than that. Maybe everyone might learn no matter what you achieve no matter how well you do there was always someone telling you. There is something more you could have done. Liverpool should should still make Fan's dream come true this year it will just have to get used to being told that it's dream was not big enough. That's everybody else projecting onto the team. The main objective hopefully will be achieved. That's winning the premier league and everything else. I mean look at look at the three two and a half years. They've had in. It's amazing and it's it came to an end last night. It seems a little bit weird because I think we we are still going to view them as one of the greatest premier league teams of all time. I I still do think that so. Maybe it seems a little bit strange that they're not gonNA. They're not going to exit the season with the second trophy whether that was a League Cup. Fa Cup champion or even not even to win the Champions League but to go out in a relatively early stage. It's a little bit strange but I don't think that that will change the way. I the regard that I hold this team in on. Unfortunately in these zero-some game of fans on twitter and social media. This is a black mark that can never be removed because it's not about actually looking at Liverpool as a great team are evaluating the site. It's about scoring points from whatever teams perspective rival teams for perspective. Your from so. Let's put that aside for a second but like let's be proper football men here on said that this is being a brilliant season for Liverpool at the end of a brilliant run in Europe on Dot. Run like they haven't been beaten a home in. Anfield in European competition since the Real Madrid. Twenty fourteen Defeat that's incredible incredible and that traverses most of the KLOPP era That it's almost entirely the COP era. Yeah so And Look Look at the Magic Knights. We've had Dortmund came and scored two goals at Anfield. Liverpool still prevailed in that amazing semifinal. Oh Yeah I remember that night when you try to convince me that Liverpool winning that in the League was bigger than was at Barcelona Madrid Champions League semi final. Yeah I thought it was a bigger game probably are better game. Run or no bigger. It was clearly the word it was your worst. Take that you've had. I don't know if this has ever even recovered. I can't even remember that I'm sure I said something I it's just funny because you see the haters come out When a team is down like I saw this From Juan G Arango on twitter. He's I guess he's a I don't know actually who he is. But he's got Lou checkmark that means he said so much for the magic of Anfield so much for the Mystique of the COP. In my opinion they might be winning the league in a runaway manner but the season was left quite empty. In my honest opinion. This season is a failure for eighteen. That was the best in the world. God yes sure to haters. Yeah I again and again. I'm sure one is coming from some angle Roy. Never who's been on this podcast before? Who is defend or evolving? Argentinian came out and had a pop o'clock last night. Saying he's no sir. Alex Ferguson Sir. Works and it was in the twenty six years. You know what I mean like So everyone's got the role in Atlanta that culminate in football would probably tell you not altruism. I I just wish people could just like. It does seem to me now that football these days. There's a lot of people out there. They don't actually enjoy footballer. The Games are are anything about it. It's it's about the point score. I will say though and I'm not sure I don't WanNa make you feel I want you? I know we joke around but I want you to enjoy this Liverpool experience like this. You waited your whole life essentially to see this and I don't. I'm not trying to take away. I will say though the only the only way I can relate to it like as a phillies fan. They won the world series in two thousand eight and I really think that era. They had a five-year run where they were unbelievably. Good and I. But they're still part of me as great as that. Achievement was when in that world series? Like I still look back on that Erin. Feel like they were good enough to have gotten at least one more and and there is like part of me. That's Kinda like like we left one on the table Yeah now you also have Champions League. We HAVE THE ERA. So you know it. I feel like you. I'd hopefully depending on what happens. With the Corona virus the the Premier League so. That's yeah I don't I wouldn't even think about. So what are you even implying there will I season will be cancelled and no winner will be no no What's GonNa can you imagine what I think will happen? Is that There'll be some kind of shut down for a few weeks. You're twenty twenty will be cancelled and the European football season will join a little bit into the summer. The domestic season to get it finished. That's how I think well it all depends on what happens with this thing and again the rates. Well let's rates of contraction have to go down. We don't right there is no. I was talking to somebody yesterday in there. Like the strange thing about all this is that there's no end zone here like it's not like we're at the ten yard line and we know we lost four yards to go to get like we don't know where like how long this is also kind of carry on for him. So Yeah Yeah. I'll tell you what let's take a quick break when we come back. We'll take a look at the other. Three Champions League matches from the last couple of days. I have a what to watch for here. Half of that has now been essentially cleaned out Because of matches that have been suspended Boat we do have more to get to read cards man of the match and like I said the other Games So don't go anywhere. It's still allowed to do here on. Caught Offside back now on. Caught Offside All right. Jj. We persist we continue now. We we talk soccer in these strange times. Yeah I I don't know I I in me that I just feel like uncomfortable. Come Talk to you and your drifting off thinking about something else I yeah you read me perfectly either locked in come on People WanNa Talk. Want us here to heroes talk about the football as well because again like. I said when we're GONNA talk about it again. Yeah what are we going to do like? Let's say that I haven't thought about what happens to caught. Offside this podcast if there's no there's if everything's canceled. I think we I guess we get a chance to do some the things we never got to do before we get to talk about. Maybe books and documentaries podcast. People have been asking us to talk more about film. Have they really yeah? I've got a direct message of I supposed to read ages. Go about Oh I love when you guys talk. Film is anyway. I know you've got a busy schedule is not any way you can do. Another podcast about film. I don't know I think people are sprinting. For the next button on their Their feeds right now our PS G. They do it. They turn around on Borussia Dortmund in an empty stadium in Paris. And they advance to the quarterfinals. In what I think really I mean. I know it's only the round of sixteen but I think if you look at ps G. and where this has all been headed after the previous two campaigns for them in this competition since they acquired Neymar Imbaba so on and so forth. It's got to be one of the biggest wins in their history that they were able to come back and do this and I think you could see. That is very weird. Jj to to see an empty stadium. A goal scored and with no crowd reaction. Obviously because there's no one in the building to still see players like show such emotion like in some ways it's refreshing because it's like you think it only matters because it's a performance of accident of a crowd either that or the enthusiasm of a building. I think can like can care. There's a nurse to that. I think the enthusiasm of sixty seventy thousand people has a rubbing off effect on the guys who's WHO's at the center of it but I don't know it felt very like high school sports to me. Like watching a guy score a huge goal with no one there but still like it means so much to him. I don't know felt very like as pure a moment as ps g can have. It almost felt like that. Yeah there was What's interesting is hearing their voices when the communication yeah I know. Also you hear when the ball is hit. You hear that noise that you haven't heard since you play you hear it every week and when you play yourself because there's no crowd there and then you hear the pros make the same sounds and also I was listening to a podcast said at the weekend. It was amazing to hear the back and forth between opposition players. The back and forth between teammates the cajoling the anger the jokes all the things that we miss out on because of the crowd noise and he was talking about Venison Intrum Lonzo. Yeah it was It was weird. I obviously because we're focusing on the game only highlights of this bought most of the match reports and from what I could see from the highlights. Like Dorman just didn't show off now on their funding site on you know when you talk to two people who watched them weaken we go talk to their fans. They were there for straightening You don't know what you're going to get from them. Necessarily I mean they can put on a performance in attacking performance. That absolutely wows you. And yet they are capable of being extremely flat They're capable of defensive lapses in a way that you feel. This team is teetering. It's just missing something that it doesn't have for it to be more consistent site. I don't know is that management coaching. But I'm this was a considering what happened in the first leg. This was a a big zero for them. Yeah and credit to PS. Gee It's not just about Dortmund capitulating We had said on Mondays. Podcast that these are the moments that you go out and you get Neymar. And if he's if he's worth it these are the moments where he has to show up. Well he did His first goal his movement to get to that header Maybe it was poor defending by. Ps G. but it's also Neymar just finding away to attack that ball it's perfect And it was huge for them to get that first goal And for him to be the one that did it. I think it just lifted the whole team Getting the second one on the stroke of half-time on kind of a a nifty sort of deflection Huge for them to take that into the locker room and then that was that was all they needed. I know there's been a lot of drama surrounding his birthday. And the usual controversies. That seemed to go with him injuries as well. But a FIEF tweeted it's twenty three combined goals and assists and fifteen appearances since the start of December. Well that's pretty good going considering he hasn't even been available for all the games boy we do. Forget we don't forget we do. It's never forget because it's because he's not on the field or or he's doing something off the field that's Kinda detracting from it but like when it's all said and done and he's out there playing and he's focused he still. I think he he still shows you. He's one of the best players in the world. I'm so curious where they go from here. we're designing implying that this competition does anything go from anywhere right now day one. It's weird I'm thinking about like. Hey if back come back come back. Come back to Andy Comeback. What does anything mean right now? I know don't do this. Chin-ups Sunshine Camman League's getting just read the ACC tournament have been suspended. It's this let's go. Let's go Let's see we continue now. Jj Let's just go. Let's go to Tottenham that'll that'll snapped me out of this funk Boy What a whimper. I mean you talk about zero from Dortmund and here's what I would say about it. I think we have to stop being surprised like I feel. Like every time Tottenham come out This season in big game surprised I feel like I get that that feeling like I feel like. I'm living groundhog day. After each one of these games. Oh my God it's another no show from spurs you know the manager literally three weeks ago. Said he's not surprised these he's telling everybody will be same result. Yeah And since we last spoke they even lost another attacking player to injury. Probably for the remainder of the season in Stephen Bergman I'm a little bit conflicted on Tottenham A because I actually like I said after the first like actually think rb Leipzig are really good I don't think it's a fluke. How well they're doing in this competition or how. Well they're doing in the Bundesliga. They're really good team And be I don't WANNA sound like whiny sore loser here but like injuries do matter. And I can't tell you the Tottenham win if bird vine and sun and Kane are healthy but I can also tell you that it matters that those players aren't there Davinson. Sanchez is hurt. That Moussa Sissoko is hurt That Ben Davies is hurt like that. You Sold Victor. One Yama and I don't even know what role he was going to continue playing so I almost don't include him but I know what you mean. We've barely spoken about his transfer. But you heard marina just deteriorated so much as a player partially because of injuries over the last twelve months So it's kind of a team that is like two things are happening at once. They're in a period of major transition And it's not going well as is often the case with teams in transition and they're also it is what it is like. They're ravaged by injuries right now and I think this is. This is the end product. You're seeing what that all looks like when it's all happening at once on throwing a lack of a computer coherent playing style to suit. The personnel has throwing The negativities the the CIG- The basically your star player your most expensive player being signalled for abuse in the media. Put that all together. That dripstone the weird thing about Tottenham Austat yesterday that like you think about Josie Marino coming into your squad as manager and what that typically means. It means okay. We're going to not be quite so attacking but we're going to load up defensively. And we're not going to concede goals. Jj in the Premier League. This is across all competitions so the status slightly but the point remains since Marino took over only one club has conceded more goals than spurs in that time. And that's Aston Villa. Like that is yeah so he's not even doing the things that he was good at before. Now here's my belief. Do I think this is the squad in transition that needs to be overhauled yes? Do I believe that this is the only way it could be? It has to be this. Bide everything about it from the optics of the football to the off can be no other way no. I don't believe that the only reason that I slightly disagree with you saying that is because this had started under Pocchettino I don't believe that this is just Josie Marino problem like this. The football being this bad is not just a Josie Marino problem. I can tell you I was watching him every single game. It was this. Maybe it was this not says maybe Andrew but you know in the press conference afterwards. He does the same thing he's been doing week after week. He's GonNa hang everyone else's players you think you think Bacelona can do X. Y. Without Messy Juarez utain Liverpool can do anthing without for menial manner except in the semi finals last year. Liverpool did do something without third key players. And Guess What the Club you're at right now did as well. They didn't throw the bloody towel and weeks beforehand and I really great point. I ain't wasn't on that field and he wasn't and I didn't get a chance to to to vent about this. As well but Tottenham fans who are defending Joseph Marino allowed Tottenham manager to three days before a derby against the team that their fans despise their. Load him to throw in the towel. You talking about Partido in no daylight Marino to throw in the towel three days before the Chelsea game right out your life sake. He could come on man. Come on making noises about playing Frank Lampard's Chelsea it's Andrew. Things can be bad. There is a way to deal with it. So you this. Paci no did the same against Arsenal Before the League Cup when he played a B Squadron and no not not not a beast. What did he say or did he not say in the week beforehand? Did Pacino ever said that? That's it. We're not GONNA win the remember his exact comment but he he talked about basically that competition is not what their goal is right. That's not the same thing. That's a priority thing. This is the literally saying we can't do anything in this game. I will accept injuries and on this transition period is a and that there are players who are going to have to be moved on and things need to change but this is this is not the guy to do it and this is not the way to do it yeah. I don't know if he when he took this job on 'cause he's not necessarily a guy that you point to is somebody who you would go to to oversee a rebuild. I think he's somebody that you go to to change things up on a squad that can win but like can't seem to get over the hump which has been Tottenham. They've been good for years now but they haven't gotten the hump they haven't gotten over the Hump and won a trophy. But like I. I don't know if he quite realized What Patino was realizing in that? Oh this is this is not a team that is ready to get over the hump. This is a team that got close to it. Miss Their chance and now they are on the other side and the weird thing is though we keep talking about how How it's over like this run is over but like I was going back and looking at the ages of the players on the team. They're not old. Like do you have a couple of El Dorados now over thirty but you know for tongue but like era dire is twenty eight Like I was going through the list. You know they're mostly guys who are like twenty six twenty seven and twenty eight. They're kind of in that spot right now where they should. They should be in their prime. I mean I just wonder if because Tottenham hadn't refreshed their squad over the past few years. The tread on those tires is comparable to that of a guy in their mid thirties. I don't know some. I mean something's wrong whether it's injuries whether it's there's a danger. Jing whether it's the style it's probably look it's everything. I don't think you get to this point without it being a little bit of a lot of things right and there's also danger that we're on overkill Josie Marino. I mean he is just infecting every conversation about Spurs. I'm not. I'm not really talking about him right now I I. Can't you hate his guts? You have a personal thing against him. I'm hey don't do that. No don't do that come on. That'S THE PERSONNEL J. True the personal. What the Personal Grudge Josie Marino is based on what he does in his personal. So I'm reflecting here. Alone even among Tottenham fans there were the first day he was hired decided. This this is a horrible idea. And they were against him. Everything I said is being based on what we've seen so far utterances from his mouth and it's just I don't understand I like I said on Mondays podcast and this is why I feel as if we need to get off the subject. We can look in the mirror. You don't look at me if you talk about Marino. No it's me. Oh it is me. I don't I don't understand The targeting of players like this. I don't I don't get it last but not least here for the Champions League Atlanta Take Care of business against Valencia Eight four on aggregate unbelievable Joseph Illitch was incredible scored all four of Atalanta's goals in this game. And he's a he's a cult hero for me right now his. I looked at his stats in his record. It's not like he's ever been a huge enormous club. You know what I mean like a on. He's in the wind down of his career and he's just landed at Atlanta and doing all these amazing things he's kind of being out of state level for a while but as also being super talented and a Turkey to. He's probably having his best season in across all competitions. He's twenty nine games played. Twenty one goals nine assists Five goals in the Champions League fifteen goals in Syria. Well he had five goals in this tie against Valencia. And there's an amazing stat that accompanies that Illegit now becomes the first player not named messy or Rinaldo to score five or more goals in a Champions League knockout tie that's the group Aldo messy illegitimate like. Where's like left off ski or or like Van? Nestle royalties is just not the guy that I would guess. They reminds me of what happened in like USA. Ninety four wasn't it Oleg Salenko that scored like a Tony Goals for Russia against can't remember who it was and he ended up like sharing the Golden Boot with Romario? Someone you know is like it. Was this list of Brigham players. Baio remarried will only accelerate auto. Yeah this is. Another one of those games played in an empty stadium I seen it before and soccer still jarring To see what meaner Zouqi tweeted them. How weird it was. Because she was following the game Being an Italian football expert and I tweeted out our if the Messiah is empty. Is it even the Messiah? I mean the Messiah got this Mystique in the early two thousands for being this cauldron the away like you had to win your home leg because you weren't GonNa win there and is it even that does it. Is it that Katina football when there's a Web parishoners now. I guess you could say that. About a Lotta buildings I mean. Without an atmosphere it's just becomes brick and mortar. You're right But good for Atalanta. They advance or something they they advance. We don't know what they advanced to. We are in a weird time which you keep. I mean if I'm bad Marino you on corona viruses just think one warrants it okay. What to watch for what to watch. I don't know paint. Drying Levy. Dis. Don't know what to watch for everyone. I'm as of now. Just read the fixtures Williams because we don't know as of now in the English premier league Saturday eleven. Am Manchester City versus Burnley? Asterix Saturday one thirty PM Sorry matches city Bernie asked versus Chelsea Sunday twelve thirty. Pm Tottenham Versus Manchester United on Monday four PM Everton versus Liverpool couple. Quick things before move off of it. should city lose and Liverpool win. Liverpool would win the title. Yes it could happen on Monday I'd be surprised if Manchester City lost at home to Burnley I'm very curious about Everton and Liverpool regardless just because at Goodison I almost want Manchester City to lose that game. Because I WANNA see the way. Everton treat that match at home against Liverpool. I really think it's like we've talked about. This couple is there. I mean could. Could they have a bigger game in this era? Then that one. Could you sound more like Ross from friends? First of all I think it was probably Chandler that you're thinking On his channel to simulate truly into American culture and I blow at a friend's reference and you just showed the world how Irish really our only God Yup Are you sure about the Matt's they're Andrew? Yes and don't ever question me all right And I also wanted to say that Like we were just talking about Tottenham a moment ago like the funny thing is. Let's say the Manchester City Uefa Ban is upheld and that fifth spot is up for grabs for a Champions League place Very quietly like I know Tottenham morale among fan base. They may as well be in the relegation zone right now but very quietly. This match is enormous for Spurs. Because here's the thing Josie Marino is probably gonNA continue to be the manager for next season and he's GonNa want a significant transfer budget because I don't know if you've been paying attention He wants some new players. On the squad if Tottenham don't qualify for the Champions League who get who's WHO's coming to this team right now by the way who you keeping his Harry Kane has said for for all the. He's one of our own that he's treated as and he'll always be at Tottenham Ledge matter. What happens but he made his point pretty clear when he said he will remain with Spurs as long as he feels like. There's an upward trajectory. Does anyone anyone with eyes. And a brain look at this team right now and see upward trajectory and there'll be an emboldened Manchester United with money round the corner so like suddenly like they need to pick themselves up quickly And I know I said before we need to stop. Being surprised like my expectation is that they will not win this game But if there is any sort of hope left in salvaging some kind of like future for this club To be to continue to be what they've been the past four five seasons they gotTA START WINNING. And it's gotTa start now because this is a huge differential if they lose this game as opposed to winning it. They've only got one game left against the top six side after this that's against Leicester so they've got on paper winnable games coming up but this is one that they absolutely desperately need So yeah pick yourself up spurs nation. It's it's still It's still a big game. It's still a big game. Jj HAVE MLS Here on what to watch for. Obviously these Games are not happening. The League has been suspended But I do want to quickly say that A quick little discussion on what happened in the cockpit. Aft Champions League up to this point that has also been suspended like we said earlier. NYC AFC losing. Just a in the first leg of total Gut Punch right at the end. Vargas right at the end and they looked set. They looked competitive in that game. And there is hope for for the away-leg but it's That's going to be tough. It's going to be very tough. Anita and Ronnie data is just having the most horrendous Dr to who is To his time as manager will they did advance to the quarterfinals hip at San Carlos? Andrew Okay And then also Atlanta United F C with a terrible start to their Quarterfinal in the CONCACAF Champions League Yeah. It's it's not looking good for them at all Obviously a game. That won't happen but I've a jolt I. I'm going to SHOEHORN IT IN AN INTER MIAMI versus La Galaxy. David Beckham faces. His former club won't be the first time Galaxy Fancy Beckham in another clubs colors saying how much time at La Means to him. That's very clever. No but yeah that game's been suspended Also I should mention Montreal With a a a really fun to watch in their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal Speaking of watches don't rate atty on the moon was the French. Twelve of whom did not go the way that they wanted. No we talked on Yama before. It's weird seeing him in a Montreal impact. Kid It's just a it's weird. How angry Canadians got up me for saying this was not the career trajectory when he left Celtic to end up in Montreal at twenty eight. What's wrong with Montreal America? Yes yeah so Tyrian rewatch. If you thought that my chasing at the hands of Athletico Madrid would have stopped my smugness. You are wrong friends. You are very wrong for frowned schadenfreude. What's the French for Schadenfreude who by the way So first of all They lost to Olympia who Went module and one bought at late in the second half. The impact had a penalty. Appeal turned away by referee. Underneath Escobedo. You brought the saw who originally pointed to the spot only to reverse his decision and give a corner kick after consultation with his assistant. Olympia has mailer. Nunez looked to commit a handball offence. On a headed effort by Montreal's Anthony Jackson Hamill and to see teary. Anri upset on the sideline about a handball. Not being called was just not you. Chefs cases are desperate. Eleven every eight eleven years later. How do you like them? Apples teary or sorry. Excuse me I was going to sit in French palms. You're still bitter about it. No I'm actually not but I did think it was kind of I would be. It was kind of funny to see the parallels I and in fairness onery to give him his credit he did not bring it up his post-match he said he said that was not the reason they lost to schoolboy defensive errors within reason. They lost that game. And I give on retort credit for that. I merely clutching at straws friends. Nah I'll hold the bitterness of the Panama. A non goal with me forever for the US. To not qualify. I I've given it up. It's over forever The the the penalty decision. I don't know ultimately maybe I have to see it again. I feel like they arrived at the right call. I think My only thing is it just feels weird that the referee who standing right there and pointing to the spot would then defer to a guy who's like forty yards away in making in changing his mind on the decision at just feels strange to me. I mean we often talk about being Qaft by both teams and referee. So maybe this is an example of it Yeah I'm not. I'm not really sure about that. One to be honest with you. The moment of the game was known of what we've spoken about so far. It was Sapphire Tater school which was a volley from thirty five yards. And here's how it sounded badges. Tell you start a cutback billlion goals in America North American soccer last. Why you ask what you do to change it. Maybe do that all right. You can't go. You can't go around. Funny Tottenham Find God in touch with us and said Because I tweeted out the goal goal. By tater of a half volley from thirty five yards. Brilliant and he goes. You're not gonNA talk about one. Yam setting it up like it was a joke like we're now just literally nodded the ball onto that can't even count as an imagine. That probably does count as so. This is a thing now like you're you've now created a vendetta against this club against manager against their key signing like you know it was A. He was making a funny joke about when Yama. Because you've because it's a known thing that you have it in for no he's career no the guy who sent him. Just trying to squeeze as a tottenham trying to squeeze any joy out of any thing related taught it was more relating to you mocking where. Wanyama's career has taken him. No it had nothing to do with that. It was funny though because it was. That's going to go down as an assist as it should. He's literally just heading into the guy as we say not. All assists are created by the way Mailbag has gone into material. Mailbag will return next week. Yeah we're GONNA need that. I think yes we are. We're not GONNA have a ton of content may not creative enough to. We're going to be leaning on mail back. Please keep the male short right. I feel like like when we say to people. Hey We have a our podcast tomorrow is going to be a mailbag special. So start sending them in. Now we're going to a full episode of Mailbag. Don't you feel like that's the podcasting equivalent of when you came into school as a kid and your teacher was like okay? We're GONNA WATCH A video today. Like that was their way of saying like. I just don't feel by being in the bar till eleven last night. Watch a video. I am hung over. You do whatever you need to have this history channel documentary about The War of eighteen twelve sure studied Gulf War. Watch it that you need to see it at four o'clock afraid Let's see let's. Let's do this red card. I hear I want to get this out of the way because I don't feel good about this and so I feel like if I go. I maybe I'm burying it and people will forget later on arts. The first thing they heard and they'll stop listening through out the door of the car and a the the rescue Ron. I'M GONNA I'm GONNA forge ahead. I don't feel good about this. Because the fan aspect of soccer is is maybe my favorite part of the game And the images that we saw like the love the celebration everything we saw from. Ps G and their supporters outside the park to Prince's following Wednesday's win was no it was it was special. Honestly if you were somebody who was there that's that will hopefully be remembered by a special memory. I saw ESPN AFC's account tweet. A picture of the celebration with the caption. Psd celebrating with their fans is iconic and my my initial instinct was honestly to agree with that. The images their incredible. I mean look up the tweet. It's really really something. But then I saw a tweet from Leander Charlatans soccer columnist for Yahoo and Kinda smacked me back to reality when he responded to that tweet by saying no Actually it's stupid. The point of closing the stadium to fans was to avoid a large public gathering going out to celebrate with them will only encourage more of them to come out the next time so I saw that and I thought about it and I thought I don't want to agree with him because he's Kinda pouring cold water on coal soccer moment but I'm sorry anyway slice it. He's right There's currently a ban in France for gatherings For any gathering of over a thousand people as a way of trying to fend this off but for whatever reason the. Ps G alturas were granted a special exemption by the police. So they were not there. Legally that was granted for them to do that. I know we've been able to live our lives and we don't want to remain in a constant state of fear but the sentiment but like that sentiment is kind of for another day like we said like you're going to be inconvenienced right now and you're not gonna be able to do all the things that you wanna do and it's all in the name of public health and as cool as the moment was that was not in the best interest of public health as people are trying to do everything in their power to curb the spread of this virus so like. I'm sorry I'm being that guy. This is such a Debbie. Downer moment that I'm kind of throwing at you on something. That looked cool. But leandra charlatans with his tweet. It was harsh the way he put it but he's not wrong. Those those images that we saw yesterday from outside of that stadium three thousand people gathering to celebrate that with the team. It was cool but it probably shouldn't have probably but those people are going to be there one way or the other whether the police granted them a permit or not they were going. That was it so all right bold it does have to. I don't have to agree with it though. No you don't definitely not OK. People legal talk incoming. I want everyone just to bear with me. How long is this? Here we go. Us Soccer Federation's filings emerged at the start of the week from the lawsuit over equal pay brought by the US women's national teams within the filings. Where some hugely controversial arguments that is Julie? Foudy described on the call of the US women's game against Japan broadcast as one of the tent poles of the USF argument against equal pay so within the filings are following as outlined by Meglena in in the Atlantic who is covering this as better than anyone in the most recent document. Us Soccer attorneys argued that the ability levels between the men's national team on the Women's national team are fundamentally different that the overall soccer playing ability for the men's national team is materially influenced by the level of certain physical attributes such as speed and strength required for the job. The point is that the job of men's national team players competing against senior. Men's national teams requires a higher level of skill based on speed and strength. Then does the job of women's national team players competing against senior women's national teams the federations attorneys also note that there is evidence that men's national team players face tougher competition even on a relative basis than the women's national team which makes sense on some level as the men are ranked twenty first in the world according to whereas the women are number one overall in the respective rankings while US soccer argues that this is an additional basis to deny the players motion it is also combination condemnation of their success an addition to federation pushes back against equal responsibilities as part of equal work between the two teams. They stay at that. The women only participate in one revenue generating tournament every four years. That's the fief a women's World Cup whereas the men's national team players have responsibility for competing in multiple soccer tournaments with the potential for generating a total of more than forty million dollars in prize money for us soccer. Every four years television ratings were also tied to the concept of equal responsibilities though it is unclear how that will be listed in the job description of either. A men's national team are win women's national team player beyond similar tasks of media appearances and gain promotion. Finally the Federation Attorney Staff that working conditions also apply to the case and the main quote routinely play matches important World Cup qualifiers in particular throat Mexico Central America and the Caribbean opposing. Fan Hostility encountered in these men's national team road environments especially in Mexico and Central America is unmatched by anything. The women face while trying to qualify for an important tournament. This also extends to friendly's in the Fed in the federation's argument. Okay so let me go to. Mina kimes right now. Who breaks down the problems with all that was a good argument to make Us Soccer is trying to argue here. That the women do not deserve equal pay because they don't do equal work. They're contending that the men have more difficult jobs. This is problematic for a couple of reasons. One if you follow that logic to its natural conclusion you're basically saying women should never deserve equal pay for physical labored which I think we can. All agree is a problem to the other issue with the size and strength and speed thing. We know that's true. Everyone knows it. We don't have to deny it. Everybody knows if the US women play the US men they would be at a physical advantage but they do not play the US and they play they play other women and they dominate them. That's where the legal argument falls apart in the real world in this strikes me as incredibly short sta short sighted and catastrophically down for you a soccer because Wallace's argument that might win in court. It's one that's going to hot them in the future. Generations will not look kindly this sort of that last point she makes. There is very interesting because I don't know what it is that. Us Soccer Federation cares more about like she says this. May Win them. The argument in court. Well that may be it like. They may not care about the optics of their argument now. Carlos Cordeiro came out and apologized. Which Meghan REPEA- knows responded to an says that she doesn't buy it a budweiser Are One of the sponsors who chimed in saying they're disappointed in what was said In the filings by US soccer's attorneys also SPAN. Made an excellent point and on the this is the key point to me You don't pump as much Money Resources Energy time into women's soccer and yet on the revenue side. You want it to come. You say it has to. It can't compete with the men's well of course not. You haven't given that the time the money or the care to do that. She she cited the example of Tennis. Where women's tennis was promoted was given equal. Tv standing as the men's game. That's the one thing always struck me about tennis. Yeah it's always been held up as as as equal and they put they promoted it. They put money into it. They as much as they could. Equally comparison equalised the pianist. And it flourished you know it's like me you having a plant and your plant is just amazing and you give it all the water and older nourishment needs in an at flowers open. It looks amazing. And you compare it with mine in a competition which has been given none of those things in his a weedy small liars plant. You know it's just an unfair basis for argument and by the way nobody looks at Megan routine or Carolina. Lloyd and says they can't sprint like Christian Pulisic. They're they're not as they're not as that. They don't tackle this tough as as Michael Bradley. So what who was comparing them. They don't play their two different realms and it is right about another thing to like okay. You may win the court battle but this is extraordinarily bad. Pr Around. A team right. Now that this country is in love with I will get turned. It's it's almost like okay. You've taken this step to prop your men's team up above your women's team but in the process because of how beloved the women's team is you have vilified your men's team like is there any financial downfall from from taking that route. I guess we'll see now. You're you're seeing men's players releasing statements essentially voicing their support like I saw DaMarcus Beasley just released a lengthy statement voicing his support for the women's fight for equal pay. A lot of players have done. It's an unfair and they almost have to. They have to know to To defend I suppose I mean they just come across really badly in this and There it's unfortunate they've been dragged into the mix of this this comparison that US soccer's using as as Julie. Foudy said one of their tent Poles. I'll of the of the debate against are not the debate the lawsuit that has been taken by the women But I have more not. Oh you do okay. Well caught offsides man of the match. While we're on if you want to just go right. You talked about the backlash. Backlash has already begun. So my women of the match are the women's national team and it's because of what they did on the field. Let me let me deal with that part. I I guess. They put in a performance of huge amounts of skill. Two of the finest goals. I've seen look at some of the goals we've seen in the last ten days the brilliant free kick from Meghan Regino up over the wall into the top corner and the brilliant Shikha from your dialing your favorite Kristen price honest question. Has she ever scored ever scored a boring goal are every single? One of her goals. Incredible would you say the goals of a pretty high level of skill to chip the keeper from twenty yards? I looked pretty skillful. Not Not not to mention what she did against England that almost one torch out of her feet on smashes it home own believable performance day they put in and you can't take it away of the context that was worrying around in their minds before the game in protest at the comments emerge from the filings. They wore their training tops. Back to front so you could only see the four stars a not. The federation quiet crest which came. I think what an amazing move. You talked about the backlash. There's a t shirt that I'm sure selling like hotcakes. Right now off the inverted crest of the of the embroidered crests. That's inside out that they wore with just four stars on the outline of the shield. The backlash is already going here. And I can't believe the tact that you the. Us Soccer Federation has taken against these amazing women. They are amazing because guess what they're fighting. A campaign for equal rights was scoring some of the best schools. You'll see and winning games. And that's what they do they win. You can hit their hairstyles. You can hit their demeanor. You can hit their politics if you want although. I'm not sure how you coat because but when it comes down to it. These women are winning. They're doing the job. They're just unbelievable. Yep Awesome let's see. Jj My medal match. I went with any fail harbor. One of the more I think. One of the more underrated great. American soccer careers has come to an end. I think the word I used pre pod was criminally underused from two thousand seven to two thousand seventeen. He made forty four appearances for the US. Men's national team. He was a member of the two thousand ten World Cup squad and the two thousand eight Olympic squad only score two goals for the US but one of them was. I gotta say one of the more one of the most memorable. Us goals scored in the last twenty. Years is in the Gold Cup against Mexico with the score tied in the seventy third minute. Wednesday lower divisions of England. Seventy two. And your the cool thing about his career that it's not necessarily one. That was destined to happen. He so he was born in. Brazil moved to southern California and had to walk on to the US Ucla College team. Like he's not some guy who came from like just like Oh let me just go off to Europe and like star plan to h sixteen like he he went to college had to walk on and then after two years at UCLA talent was shining through any actually left And signed with Hamburg in the Bundesliga He also made ten primarily appearance. Darby County Great. Mls Player for New England L. AFC Colorado but most notably Sporting Kansas City. He actually joined us Last was it last year. Two years As he was awesome to talk to what a what a good dude he I think he's going to be very interested in voice in. Us Soccer Komo going forward. I hope he is You said that Your Klinsmann really. That was guy on his career international career. Yeah I don't know why I don't know what it was about his game He was a creative number. Ten style player tacking attacking midfielder forward player. That code linked to play could score. Goals could set other people up. After he posted his statement on twitter that he was retiring other players kind of came from out of the woodwork to share their praise Nat wrote congratulations on a great career. Benny love the way. You played the game best wishes on the next step. Bud Jimmy Conrad Road. Quite possibly the best passer of the ball. I have ever played with still. Don't think you get the credit you deserve. In this regard Josie altidore wrote. He came on for Spain and boss it when they were unreal class player and person some amazing memories together all the best in the future. Benny was not that famous. Confederations Cup game. So like how so Wayne reared that so it was two years later before cleansing up the job. Right because that can vary. That was oh nine. He was on the two thousand ten team. And Bob Rally was out shortly after that and Clinton came in the two careers that I kind of. Look at almost side by side Are His and Sasha questions like two players that I really held in such high regard that you always Kinda of that for whatever reason? They're they're national team. Careers were sort of derailed. While they're club careers continued to thrive. And you never quite understood why class they both came back into the fold but it was sort of a little too late. Oh was and they never really got a proper run but yeah great player Like I said one of of all the MLS players we've had on. He was probably one of the most fun we spoke into so I wanted to make sure he got some love on this on this podcast today. What pod we did it. I'm glad it's it's this long this me he this involved because we don't know what's GonNa Happen. Yeah we're GONNA continue to do the show of course We'll do it every week Even if we have to play games ourselves one V one with Andrew. You know people. I've been playing with I I. It was so nice out over the weekend Jack and I went outside playing. He was. He's four years old. He was sensational yet. Where do you take from now from you? Sure it is. It's not I'd try to wonder. How do I harness Andrews Skill? Andrew's wife actually knows her way around a soccer ball and played in high school. And you can tell. Adra did not and you can tell. I mean when we played that one day I thought I owned her out on the wing. You couldn't get past me because if you're meaty thighs they're big flat. Pack your big flabby legs trip and are up. There was no skill in your game. Look if you want to show cards so cards. But I didn't see any that day. Me and her were the dominant players that day. You play for a living okay. You're better than all of us. Haven't touched a soccer ball and he never played for living. You're like a borderline pro and you wanna I against peons and yourself up like messy. No I'm a DP average player that just made you look like a fool. That's that's it. I'm now going to train. I'm GonNa Start Training. Threatened isn't a floor with the time you've got the Roy Keane play one on one like is there any sort of game that we comply like in basketball would take one on one crossbar challenge. That could be fun. Done Don got on a train and I believe that I will get. You'RE GONNA train crossbar challenge. Yeah I'M GONNA go outside with a ball rain or shine snow. Whatever and I'm just I'm GonNa like you promise now and we'll do this. We'll record it. We put it up That could be fun. Okay okay. Let's do it. Oh God that is noncommittal. Let's do it all right but you see like what am I going to train? You know. I've got kids until you have a child until you have a child until you have a child you do not understand okay. Yeah that's you all over okay. Guy States if yeah keep keep Cdc DOT ORG and Look after each other yes. Yeah absolutely and keep in touch with us because I'll tell you what we got. A big MAILBAG special coming around the bend. This this glad that we did this honestly. This was important and I guess I'll see next week. All right man take care you to take your phone by listening to caught. Off-side soccer podcast.

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