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Talking Tactics

Every Tuesday, Have Hope, Carl Anka & Daniel Tiluk discuss the week's football events.

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12 | Manchester Derby & Was Rooney World Class? (Feat. Paul Ansorge)

Talking Tactics are joined by Paul Ansorge, from Bleacher Report and the United Rant, and talk the recently closed transfer window, the futures of Mario Balotelli and Jack Wilshere, the upcoming Manchester Derby, whether Wayne Rooney was ever world class, tackle various other topics and answer your question(s).Guesttwitter.com/UtdRantcastFollow ustwitter.com/HaveHopeHut twitter.com/DanielTilukAny topics, questions or suggestions?Tweet them to twitter.com/TaIkingTactics or use the #TalkingTactics hashtag.

1hr 2mins

6 Sep 2016

Rank #1

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91 | Messi’s Greatness, Salah’s Form & Football Heritage

Talking Tactics discuss Mourinho’s press conference. Have Hope ponders the meaning of “great.” From the mailbag: Is calling Mohamed Salah the “best African player in Premier League history” going too far? Nigeria’s best player? Who is going through in the UCL quarter-final? Is Sergio Ramos one of the best defenders ever? What makes a good manager? Can Lukaku match Drogba? The NBA play-offs and our favourite NBA team, and who will survive “Avengers: Infinity War?” Also, Carl offers one recommended read, and we talk heroes / villains of the week.TT Special | “Coup de tête: The Story of Zinedine Zidane & the World Cup”March 27th | https://www.instagram.com/p/BgEetjCH56IRate us five stars on Apple Podcasts!http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1127264410Follow Talking Tacticshttps://twitter.com/TaIkingTacticsFollow ushttps://twitter.com/HaveHopeHut https://twitter.com/AnkaMan616 https://twitter.com/DanielTilukRecommended Read(s)On Basaksehir: http://bit.ly/2DG85SlMusic from Tosin K.Subscribe | Apple: apple.co/2ad5MwSFollow | SoundCloud: bit.ly/29Qt9XO

1hr

20 Mar 2018

Rank #2

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2018 World Cup | Is This Your GOAT?

Talking Tactics discuss the World Cup Round of 16. Were Argentina and Portugal’s losses to France and Uruguay the end of Messi/Cristiano's era? Is Mbappe 2018 R9? Why does CR7 waste our time? Can Uruguay beat France minus Cavani? Should Spain rethink their ultra-possession style? Croatia struggled with Denmark. Brazil KO Mexico, Neymar turns villain. Was Belgium 3-2 Japan game of the tournament? Sweden don’t need Zlatan, and England beat Colombia on penalties. And from your questions: Who do we want to win? What final do we want? Golden Ball winner? What are our ideal endings?Rate us five stars on Apple Podcasts!http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1127264410Talking Tactics SpecialCoup de tête: https://bit.ly/2DXSMVkFollow Talking Tacticshttps://twitter.com/TaIkingTacticsFollow ushttps://twitter.com/HaveHopeHut https://twitter.com/AnkaMan616 https://twitter.com/DanielTilukRecommended Read(s)Recommended View(s)Subscribe / Apple: apple.co/2ad5MwSFollow / SoundCloud: bit.ly/29Qt9XO

56mins

4 Jul 2018

Rank #3

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98 | Invincible or 100 Points? EPL Grades & UEL Final

Talking Tactics discuss our earliest World Cup/football memories (00:50). This season is finally ending (4:00)! Revisiting our Premier League predications / grading the top six (5:00). Arsenal (6:47). Chelsea (11:21). Liverpool (13:52). Tottenham (17:09). Man United (20:38). Man City (23:26). Invincibles or Centurions (26:40)? Barcelona stumble against Levante (30:50). Europa League final: Marseille v Atletico Madrid (35:27). FA Cup final: Chelsea v Man United (37:16). The West Brom job, and PL relegation (41:33). Hamburg are relegated (44:07). “Deserved” v “robbed” (45:30). Versatile outfield footballers (46:55). Champions League player shuffles (49:17). Have Hope hates Cinderella stories (51:43). Isco v Bale (54:35). Best/worst surprises of the season (54:55). Grading the season (57:18). We can’t do math, so stay in school (58:36).Rate us five stars on Apple Podcasts!http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1127264410Talking Tactics SpecialCoup de tête: https://bit.ly/2DXSMVkFollow Talking Tacticshttps://twitter.com/TaIkingTacticsFollow ushttps://twitter.com/HaveHopeHut https://twitter.com/AnkaMan616 https://twitter.com/DanielTilukOutro / Tosin K.Subscribe / Apple: apple.co/2ad5MwSFollow / SoundCloud: bit.ly/29Qt9XO

1hr 2mins

15 May 2018

Rank #4

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2018 World Cup | Das Reboot 2.0

Talking Tactics discuss the World Cup group stages being over. Germany crash out of the World Cup, losing to South Korea 2-0, time to build again? Argentina beat Nigeria late, saving Messi's World Cup. Are Brazil in position to win the competition? Poland were disappointing, Japan were nervous and Senegal got eliminated on yellow card accumulation. Should bookings be tiebreakers? No African teams in the Round of 16. Best/worst teams/players of the group stage, then a quick preview of the Round of 16.Rate us five stars on Apple Podcasts!http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1127264410Talking Tactics SpecialCoup de tête: https://bit.ly/2DXSMVkFollow Talking Tacticshttps://twitter.com/TaIkingTacticsFollow ushttps://twitter.com/HaveHopeHut https://twitter.com/AnkaMan616 https://twitter.com/DanielTilukRecommended Read(s)Recommended View(s)Outro / Tosin K.Subscribe / Apple: apple.co/2ad5MwSFollow / SoundCloud: bit.ly/29Qt9XO

45mins

29 Jun 2018

Rank #5

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90 | Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool, West Ham Riot & Carragher Spits

Talking Tactics discuss Tottenham’s comeback without Harry Kane. Chelsea starting Giroud vs Barcelona? Chaos at West Ham. Manchester United beating Liverpool 2-1. Mourinho flaming Frank de Boer. Jamie Carragher’s spitting episode, and should he be sacked? Any guaranteed Germany starters. How good is Mbappe? Will Neymar ever leave PSG for Real Madrid? How good were we at football growing up? Champions League / World Cup finals we want, and Carl gives recommended reads.“Coup de tête: The Story of Zinedine Zidane & the World Cup”March 27th | https://www.instagram.com/p/BgEetjCH56IRate us five stars on Apple Podcasts!http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1127264410Follow Talking Tacticshttps://twitter.com/TaIkingTacticsFollow ushttps://twitter.com/HaveHopeHut https://twitter.com/AnkaMan616 https://twitter.com/DanielTilukRecommended Read(s)On Syria: http://es.pn/2pB1OQPOn Robben: http://es.pn/2hIrpabOn West Ham: https://ind.pn/2FA7MxxMusic from Tosin K.Subscribe | Apple: apple.co/2ad5MwSFollow | SoundCloud: bit.ly/29Qt9XO

1hr 19mins

13 Mar 2018

Rank #6

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26 | UCL or World Cup? Is Cristiano Overhyped? (Feat. Carl Anka)

Talking Tactics are joined by Carl Anka, freelance journalist extraordinaire, and discuss the Champions League’s R16 draw, is Pep fraudulent, Conte and Costa running Chelsea, Zidane’s managerial prowess, how Manchester United are using Zlatan and Martial, Pogba’s value, Messi v. Ronaldo, is the UCL a better competition than the World Cup, tackle various other topics and answer your question(s).Follow Carltwitter.com/AnkaMan616Follow ustwitter.com/HaveHopeHut twitter.com/DanielTilukAny thoughts, questions or suggestions?Tweet them to twitter.com/TaIkingTactics or use the #TalkingTactics hashtag.

1hr 53mins

13 Dec 2016

Rank #7

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99 | Emery to Arsenal & 2018 FA Cup Final (Feat. Paul Ansorge)

Talking Tactics are joined by Paul of the Rant Cast, and discuss Unai Emery to Arsenal (03:50). Santi Cazorla is leaving the Emirates (10:25). World Cup squads are being announced. Nainggolan, Martial, Icardi, and Morata have been dropped (13:13). Are England good (28:20)? Jose Out (35:42)! Conte v Willian / Martial swap (40:21). Europa League final review (43:39), Champions League final preview (44:20). Magic in football / Harry Potter houses (57:02). Portugal / Poland (59:33). First non-European/non-South American nation to win a World Cup (1:00:40)? Recommended read (1:03:43). Carl is working with the Players’ Tribune this summer (1:06:56)!Rate us five stars on Apple Podcasts!http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1127264410Talking Tactics SpecialCoup de tête: https://bit.ly/2DXSMVkFollow Talking Tacticshttps://twitter.com/TaIkingTacticsFollow ushttps://twitter.com/HaveHopeHut https://twitter.com/AnkaMan616 https://twitter.com/DanielTilukRecommended Read(s)On Sir Alex: https://es.pn/2IzukANOn Karanka: https://nyti.ms/2rZbEAdRecommended View(s)On World Cup ’78: https://bit.ly/2kcI4TnOutro / Tosin K.Subscribe / Apple: apple.co/2ad5MwSFollow / SoundCloud: bit.ly/29Qt9XO

1hr 10mins

22 May 2018

Rank #8

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38 | Barcelona 6-1 PSG & Football’s Most Clutch Players

Talking Tactics discuss Barcelona's epic comeback vs. Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich's demolition of Arsenal, projecting this week's UCL action, can Real Madrid hold on to La Liga, Sergio Ramos' clutchness, our favourite clutch players, moments and performances, making a current XI from active managers, tackle various other topics and answer your questions.Follow ushttps://twitter.com/HaveHopeHut https://twitter.com/Ankaman616 https://twitter.com/DanielTilukAny thoughts, questions or suggestions?Tweet them to https://twitter.com/TaIkingTactics or use the #TalkingTactics hashtag.

1hr 5mins

14 Mar 2017

Rank #9

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100 | Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool & Karius Flops

Talking Tactics discuss the 2018 UEFA Champions League final, did Ramos intentionally injure Salah? The disaster that was Loris Karius. Gareth Bale’s stunning goal, and was it better than Zidane’s goal vs. Leverkusen. Fabinho signs for Liverpool. Was this a successful season for Liverpool despite losing the final. Real Madrid win three UCL titles in a row, can they win four? Fulham were promoted via the play-off. We talk about the weirdness of John Terry. Should Chelsea want Sarri as manager?And our podcast has reached a milestone of 100 episodes, so we talked about how it began, what it means to us, and why it’s dope.Rate us five stars on Apple Podcasts!http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1127264410Talking Tactics SpecialCoup de tête: https://bit.ly/2DXSMVkFollow Talking Tacticshttps://twitter.com/TaIkingTacticsFollow ushttps://twitter.com/HaveHopeHut https://twitter.com/AnkaMan616 https://twitter.com/DanielTilukRecommended Read(s)Recommended View(s)Outro / Tosin K.Subscribe / Apple: apple.co/2ad5MwSFollow / SoundCloud: bit.ly/29Qt9XO

56mins

29 May 2018

Rank #10

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60 | Barça Can’t Lose Neymar & Matić Fits Man Utd

Talking Tactics discuss Neymar Paris Saint-Germain transfer saga, why Barcelona would be foolish to let him go, why Neymar might need/want to go, Nemanja Matic leaves Chelsea for £40m to Manchester United, being World Cup medal-less, Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid at the expensive of Gareth Bale, does pre-season matter, Chelsea’s transfer window, Ross Barkley to Spurs, tackle various other topics and answer your questions.Join our PL Fantasy Football league!Make a squad: https://fantasy.premierleague.comAnd use this code: 673983-295263Follow Talking Tacticshttps://twitter.com/TaIkingTacticsFollow ushttps://twitter.com/HaveHopeHut https://twitter.com/AnkaMan616 https://twitter.com/DanielTilukCarl’s Recommended ReadsOn MayMac by Will Leitch: http://nym.ag/2vzswxoOn Usain by Mark Lawson: http://bit.ly/2uQZn0BOn 1978 by David Forrest: http://bit.ly/2upDpS4Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2ad5MwSFollow on SoundCloud: bit.ly/29Qt9XO

1hr 16mins

1 Aug 2017

Rank #11

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73 | The ‘Top 6’ & England Win a World Cup

Talking Tactics discuss the Premier League's "Top 6" finally being the table's Top 6, whether any other club could break that stronghold, will any of the Top 6 managers be sacked, which mid-table clubs are best suited to challenge, England's victory in the U17 World Cup, why youth development in England is challenging, why Tottenham aren’t quite ready to win, various other topics, heroes/villains of the week and some recommended reads.Rate us five stars on Apple Podcasts!http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1127264410Follow Talking Tacticshttps://twitter.com/TaIkingTacticsLike us on Facebookhttp://bit.ly/2iN95zhFollow us eachhttps://twitter.com/HaveHopeHut https://twitter.com/AnkaMan616 https://twitter.com/DanielTilukRecommended ReadsFootball 365 on U17 WC: http://bit.ly/2yYvK1ZNatalie Weiner on Atlanta: http://ble.ac/2iar8LFSubscribe | Apple: apple.co/2ad5MwSFollow | SoundCloud: bit.ly/29Qt9XO

1hr 7mins

31 Oct 2017

Rank #12

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174 | Let Pogba Leave

Talking Tactics discuss whether meaningful transfers can happen in January. Paul Pogba and Manchester United seem broken. Is it time for the central midfielder to go, and what should United do in that event? Ronaldo scored his first hat-trick in Serie A, we let Have Hope jump in his bag. Why judging players is relative. The Chinese Super League have imposed salary limits. Then your questions on Lukaku, bold predictions for the 2020s, and the FA Cup's relevancy, amongst other things. - Check our Patreon, and think about supporting us!https://www.patreon.com/talkingtactics - We're now on YouTube! Subscribe to the channel, and watch us make the podcast live every Monday evening / Tuesday morning!https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLNJVcfwdiXrHjQ2o00jhRg - Rate us five stars on Apple Podcasts! https://www.getpodcast.reviews/id/1127264410 - Talking Tactics SpecialCoup de tête: bit.ly/2DXSMVk - Follow Talking Tactics https://www.twitter.com/TaIkingTactics https://www.facebook.com/TalkingTactics352 - Follow ushttps://www.twitter.com/HaveHopeHut ~ https://www.havehopefootballhut.com https://www.twitter.com/Ankaman616 https://www.twitter.com/DanielTiluk

1hr 14mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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24 | Gerrard Retires, José Pouts & Child Abuse Scandal

Talking Tactics discuss Jose Mourinho being sent to the stands in another Manchester United draw, Steven Gerrard’s retirement, is the Liverpool legend a footballing legend, Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur, El Cashico preview (Manchester City v. Chelsea), El Clasico preview (Barcelona v. Real Madrid), recent allegations of child abuse in football, tackle various other topics and answer your question(s).Follow ustwitter.com/HaveHopeHut twitter.com/DanielTilukAny topics, questions or suggestions?Tweet them to twitter.com/TaIkingTactics or use the #TalkingTactics hashtag.

1hr 23mins

29 Nov 2016

Rank #14

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51 | A Season with Mourinho & What's £70M? (Feat. Paul Ansorge)

Talking Tactics are joined by Paul Ansorge (from Bleacher Report/United Rant) and discuss the future of Martial, which striker fits best at Manchester United (Morata, Kane or Belotti), what £70m means in the current transfer market, a David Beckham “debate,” the constant evolution of Sir Alex Ferguson, having Mourinho as your manager, tackle various other topics and answer your questions.Follow Paulhttps://twitter.com/UtdRantcastFollow Talking Tacticshttps://twitter.com/TaIkingTacticsFollow ushttps://twitter.com/HaveHopeHut https://twitter.com/Ankaman616 https://twitter.com/DanielTilukSubscribe on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2ad5MwSFollow on SoundCloud: bit.ly/29Qt9XO

1hr 5mins

13 Jun 2017

Rank #15

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40 | Cristiano’s Muscles, Define ‘Footballer’ & Doping

Talking Tactics discuss Cristiano Ronaldo's 70 career international goals, how the Brick Academy works, what Have Hope means by “footballer,” should Jermain Defoe go to the World Cup, why national teams rely on blocks, punditry likes and dislikes, manager transfer windows, why doping rumours follow managers like Pep Guardiola, tackle various other topics and answer your questions.Follow ushttps://twitter.com/HaveHopeHut https://twitter.com/Ankaman616 https://twitter.com/DanielTilukAny topics, questions or suggestions?Tweet them to https://twitter.com/TaIkingTactics or use the #TalkingTactics hashtag.

1hr 17mins

28 Mar 2017

Rank #16

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171 | How Good Is Pep Really?

Talking Tactics discuss Manchester City's current season, as Pep Guardiola searches for answers. Why do Manchester United play well against "top" clubs? Arsenal finally win a game! Are Chelsea regressing to the mean? In Europe: The Bundesliga is poised, why/when would Juventus sack Sarri, and can Lille beat Chelsea in the Champions League. Your questions on Ljungberg, Pep, Rashford, and the Top 4. We close on Son Heung-Min's amazing solo goal, and why Burnley did it to themselves. - Check our Patreon, and think about supporting us!https://www.patreon.com/talkingtactics - Rate us five stars on Apple Podcasts! https://www.getpodcast.reviews/id/1127264410 - Talking Tactics SpecialCoup de tête: bit.ly/2DXSMVk - Follow Talking Tactics https://www.twitter.com/TaIkingTactics https://www.facebook.com/TalkingTactics352 - Follow ushttps://www.twitter.com/HaveHopeHut ~ https://www.havehopefootballhut.com https://www.twitter.com/Ankaman616 https://www.twitter.com/DanielTiluk

51mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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76 | Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham & Buffon's Mental Health

Talking Tactics discuss Arsenal beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0, why can't Arsenal replicate these performances every week, are Martial and Rashford similar, who is better Hazard or De Bruyne, should Buffon have sat out for Juventus, Adebayor's comments on Arsenal's softness, various other topics, some listener questions, heroes/villains of the week and recommended reads.Rate us five stars on Apple Podcasts!http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1127264410Follow Talking Tacticshttps://twitter.com/TaIkingTacticsFollow ushttps://twitter.com/HaveHopeHut https://twitter.com/AnkaMan616 https://twitter.com/DanielTilukRecommended Read(s)NY Times on Milan: http://nyti.ms/2B9fAkHSubscribe | Apple: apple.co/2ad5MwSFollow | SoundCloud: bit.ly/29Qt9XO

1hr 2mins

21 Nov 2017

Rank #18

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EC | Neymar, PSG & €222M

Talking Tactics discuss Neymar leaving Barcelona and going to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee of €222 million.This is an unedited, emergency communication; we’ll be back on our regular Tuesday to talk with more polish about this transfer, as well as preview the upcoming Premier League campaign and whatever else is going on.Join our PL Fantasy Football league!Make a squad: https://fantasy.premierleague.comAnd use this code: 673983-295263Follow Talking Tacticshttps://twitter.com/TaIkingTacticsFollow ushttps://twitter.com/HaveHopeHut https://twitter.com/AnkaMan616 https://twitter.com/DanielTilukSubscribe on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2ad5MwSFollow on SoundCloud: bit.ly/29Qt9XO

1hr 28mins

4 Aug 2017

Rank #19

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165 | American Idol

Talking Tactics discuss Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham: Are Liverpool being resilient too often? Carl gives his first-hand account of Southampton 0-9 Leicester City, and Have Hope vets new words for his dictionary. Christian Pulisic scores a hat-trick, Daniel expounds on why he thinks Chelsea really bought the American. Arsenal fans v Granit Xhaka and Unai Emery. Granada top of La Liga... What happened to Ligue 1? And we take questions on legends who retired in 2019, the best passer in football, and time travel. - Check our Patreon, and think about supporting us!https://www.patreon.com/talkingtactics - Carl's articles on The AthleticOn Racism in English Football: https://theathletic.com/1306397/2019/10/26/this-is-racism-in-english-football-this-is-not-a-short-piece-but-its-an-important-one/On Southampton's future: https://theathletic.com/1329915/2019/10/29/a-vacuum-of-football-knowledge-why-southamptons-successful-model-is-in-danger-of-falling-apart/ - Rate us five stars on Apple Podcasts! https://getpodcast.reviews/id/1127264410 - Talking Tactics SpecialCoup de tête: bit.ly/2DXSMVk - Follow Talking Tactics https://twitter.com/TaIkingTactics https://facebook.com/TalkingTactics352 - Follow ushttps://twitter.com/HaveHopeHut https://twitter.com/Ankaman616 https://twitter.com/DanielTiluk

1hr 14mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #20