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Join host Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters, and a rotating panel of Ringer staffers as they riff and rant on the Premier League and other soccer news with irreverent, and often unreasonable, passion.

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Join host Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters, and a rotating panel of Ringer staffers as they riff and rant on the Premier League and other soccer news with irreverent, and often unreasonable, passion.

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580 Ratings
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Evertonians strike back

By TroyShenanigans - Jan 16 2020
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this pod is great. WAY too much liverpool slurping... Five Stars.

Much improved, my guys

By williamwalrus - Jan 13 2020
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Much improved over the past few months. Keep up the great work!

iTunes Ratings

580 Ratings
Average Ratings
362
66
36
34
82

Evertonians strike back

By TroyShenanigans - Jan 16 2020
Read more
this pod is great. WAY too much liverpool slurping... Five Stars.

Much improved, my guys

By williamwalrus - Jan 13 2020
Read more
Much improved over the past few months. Keep up the great work!
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Ringer FC

Latest release on Dec 12, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Massive Overreactions to Week 1 of the Premier League (Ep. 2)

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The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, and Ryan O'Hanlon team up to break down Week 1 of the Premier League, including massive overreactions (2:22) and Week 1 superlatives (18:50). Then they are joined by colleague and Arsenal fan Donnie Kwak to discuss Arsenal, Manchester City, and Tottenham (39:45), and finally they speculate on some exciting transfer rumors (50:05).

Aug 15 2017

57mins

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Rank #2: Introducing the Premier League Points Pool | Ringer FC

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To preview the new season, we had five Ringer staffers draft four Premier League teams, each with the goal of having the most total cumulative points at season’s end. Will Shaker Samman, Conor Nevins, Micah Peters, Miles Surrey, or your host lift the PPP trophy in May?

Host: Donnie Kwak

Guests: Shaker Samman, Conor Nevins, Micah Peters, Miles Surrey

Aug 08 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #3: Ajax Knock Real Madrid Out of the Champions League | Ringer FC

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The FC crew is joined by Chris Ryan and Kevin Clark to discuss Ajax’s stunning Champions League defeat of Real Madrid and Tottenham’s win over Dortmund (02:34). Then Chris expresses worry about Liverpool’s poor run of form (13:36) and Kevin discusses his beloved Spurs (and Orlando City SC) (22:36). Finally, the panel has a free for all about new soccer rules, the Kepa controversy, and footballers on Instagram (40:17).


Hosts: Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters

Mar 06 2019

59mins

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Rank #4: Raheem Sterling and an Alan Shearer AMA | Ringer FC (Ep. 61)

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The Ringer FC crew offers instant reactions to Spurs and Liverpool advancing to the CL knockout round (0:45), then Chris Ryan joins to discuss the aftermath of the Raheem Sterling racism incident (7:30) as well as the new USMNT manager and other world football news. Finally, soccer legend Alan Shearer joins to answer burning questions about the Premier League (48:00).

Dec 12 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #5: 2018 World Cup Preview and the Inside Story of How the USMNT Missed the Tournament | The Ringer FC (Ep. 32)

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Ryan O’Hanlon, Micah Peters, and Donnie Kwak lay out all of their previews and predictions for the 2018 World Cup groups (0:38). Then O’Hanlon connects with writers Andrew Helms and Matt Pentz to discuss their feature reporting why the USMNT didn’t make the 2018 World Cup (36:29).

Jun 06 2018

56mins

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Rank #6: Why Is the Premier League So Good Now? | Ringer FC

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Two matches into the PL's new season, Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters, and Miles Surrey discuss Paul Pogba pens, the endless VAR debate, Pukki the GOAT, the league's youth movement, and the all-new You Hate to See That segment.


Host: Donnie Kwak

Guests: Micah Peters and Miles Surrey

Aug 21 2019

53mins

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Rank #7: Liverpool Triumph! CL Final Emergency Pod | Ringer FC

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We talk about the Reds’ 2-0 Champions League Final win over Tottenham in Madrid, discussing their man of the match (04:39), the armpit-ball (09:55), Liverpool battening down the hatches in the second half (15:24), and what the future holds for these two teams.


Hosts: Donnie Kwak

Guests: Chris Ryan, Ryan O'Hanlon

Jun 01 2019

36mins

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Rank #8: Spurs’ New Digs, Der Klassiker, and the ICC | Ringer FC

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The FC crew talks about Tottenham’s new stadium (3:10) and Juventus’s Moise Kean and racism in football (22:00). Then Ryan Hunn comes on to discuss the huge Bayern Munich–Borussia Dortmund clash on Saturday (33:45). Lastly, Relevent Sports CEO Daniel Sillman joins to break down this summer’s International Champions Cup and why it matters (53:25).

Hosts: Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters

Guests: Ryan Hunn, Daniel Sillman

Apr 04 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #9: The End of Sarri-ball and #EmeryOut? Plus CL Review | Ringer FC (Ep. 66)

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The FC crew is joined by Nico Morales to discuss the Champions League round of 16 first legs (2:00). Then they break down the mini-crises at Chelsea and Arsenal (24:15) and discuss the Liverpool–Manchester City title race game by game (44:50). Finally, they get hyped for the new MLS season (60:15).

Hosts: Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters

Guest: Nico Morales

Feb 21 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #10: It’s Liverpool’s Title to Lose: State of the Top Six | Ringer FC (Ep. 63)

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With the Premier League season halfway over, the 'Ringer FC' crew answers burning questions about the top six: Miles Surrey joins to talk about Chelsea’s signing of Christian Pulisic and Manchester United’s resurgence (5:00) while the xG god Ryan O’Hanlon triumphantly returns to discuss Liverpool’s chances as well as City, Spurs, and Arsenal (29:30).

Hosts: Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters

Jan 09 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #11: Why Aren't We More Excited About Manchester City? | Ringer FC (Ep. 29)

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The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, Ryan O'Hanlon, and Donnie Kwak reunite to discuss why they aren’t that excited about Manchester City winning the Premier League (01:10) and the stickiness that surrounds the Wolverhampton promotion (10:10). Then they talk about Harry Kane betting his daughter’s life on a goal he may or may not have scored (22:05), Gianluigi Buffon’s red card and the reactions that followed (29:10), and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s World Cup status (40:50).

Apr 16 2018

43mins

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Rank #12: Ten Burning Questions on the Premier League and Champions League | Ringer FC

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After a busy two weeks of football, the FC crew is joined by Miles Surrey to discuss VAR (6:10), the draws for the CL and Europa League quarterfinals (11:40), Zizou’s return (19:00), CR7 vs. Messi (25:30), Mané vs. Salah (29:00), the Premier League table (34:10), the most lovable players (53:30), and much, much more.

Hosts: Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters

Guest: Miles Surrey

Mar 20 2019

57mins

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Rank #13: Will Tottenham Ever Win Another Game at Home? (Ep. 3)

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Playing a man down, The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon and Micah Peters recap the past week in soccer, including news on Kylian Mbappé (0:00) and massive overreactions (6:14), before they're joined by colleague and bald correspondent Donnie Kwak for last week's superlatives in Zonal Question Marks (30:25). Then they wrap up with the Pulisic watch and some Neymar in Ligue 1 (51:43).

Aug 22 2017

59mins

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Rank #14: The Ringer F.C. Starting XI (Ep. 21)

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The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, and Donnie Kwak connect to form The Ringer F.C. starting eleven (1:00), then the guys look ahead to 2018 (36:55).

Dec 26 2017

58mins

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Rank #15: It Wasn't a Dream: The USMNT Isn't Going to the World Cup (Ep. 10)

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The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, Ryan O'Hanlon, and Donnie Kwak sort through the U.S. men's national team's disastrous 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago. Who's to blame for the U.S. missing the World Cup? How big of a setback is it for soccer in America? And what can be done to make sure this doesn't happen again? This week, we don't believe that we will win.

Oct 11 2017

49mins

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Rank #16: The Great Liverpool Striker Controversy of 2019 | Ringer FC

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Donnie, Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, and Shaker Samman discuss the European transfer deadline (3:00), the North London derby, Sadio Mané being mad at Mo Salah (9:20), the Champions League draw, the unsolvable racism problem in football (27:00), and the Premier League team most likely to break into the top six (34:35).

Host: Donnie Kwak

Guests: Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, Shaker Samman

Sep 03 2019

45mins

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Rank #17: Harry Kane Is the Monster Under Liverpool's Bed (Ep. 12)

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The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon and Micah Peters are joined by Donnie Kwak for his first full 'FC' podcast. They skim some news stories, including the USMNT's new interim coach (0:17). Then they indulge in some Massive Overreactions, such as Harry Kane's role in the dismantling of Liverpool last weekend (7:15). Next, long-lost cohost Chris Ryan joins the squad for some Zonal Question Marks, including the biggest bust in the EPL so far (28:00). Finally the guys try to shed some light on the anxiety surrounding some Premiere League managers (48:25).

Oct 24 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #18: Transfer Frenzy (Ep. 4)

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The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Donnie Kwak, Ryan O'Hanlon, and Micah Peters recap the past week in soccer, including a Liverpool transfer-van conspiracy (2:20), massive overreactions to last week's matches (18:10), zonal question marks (31:55), and transfer speculation (44:20

Aug 29 2017

59mins

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Rank #19: The USWNT Beat France Emergency Pod | Ringer FC

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Shaker Samman and Julie Kliegman join to discuss the USA’s 2-1 quarterfinal victory over hosts France at the World Cup, including Megan Rapinoe’s MVP performance, the second-half controversies, and what to expect against England in the semis.


Host: Donnie Kwak

Guests: Shaker Samman, Julie Kliegman

Jun 28 2019

28mins

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Rank #20: What This Season’s Premier League Tells Us About Next Year | Ringer FC (Ep. 31)

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, Ryan O’Hanlon, and Donnie Kwak reflect on this year’s EPL season—where Manchester City walked off winning the title with 100 points—before jumping ahead to next season to ask where Man City goes from here and how Arsenal can fix itself. Finally, they discuss the coaching carousel, give out some end-of-season awards, and finish up with Micah's trip to the LAFC-NYCFC match last weekend.

May 15 2018

41mins

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