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Football podcast with stats, chat and more covering the Premier League and the rest of the European action.New episodes every Thursday.

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Football podcast with stats, chat and more covering the Premier League and the rest of the European action.New episodes every Thursday.

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36 Ratings
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Good content, work on chemistry

By A Generalist about Music - Sep 27 2019
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I enjoy this podcast - there is good content, it is well organized and it is entertaining. The 3 star rating is due to the perceived chemistry. The host and most of the guests are courteous, balanced and offer intelligent and informed commentary. One of the regular presenters, Mohammed Butt, however, is too keen to interrupt and often dominates the discussion for lengthy stretches. The style of his contributions skewers the flow of the discussion, making the other lads fade back (even when their contributions are more valuable). If Butt can work on minding the comments of his fellow podcasters and interrupt less often, this would be top notch.

the best

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the best soccer podcast there is

iTunes Ratings

36 Ratings
Average Ratings
32
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3
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Good content, work on chemistry

By A Generalist about Music - Sep 27 2019
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I enjoy this podcast - there is good content, it is well organized and it is entertaining. The 3 star rating is due to the perceived chemistry. The host and most of the guests are courteous, balanced and offer intelligent and informed commentary. One of the regular presenters, Mohammed Butt, however, is too keen to interrupt and often dominates the discussion for lengthy stretches. The style of his contributions skewers the flow of the discussion, making the other lads fade back (even when their contributions are more valuable). If Butt can work on minding the comments of his fellow podcasters and interrupt less often, this would be top notch.

the best

By Wilrichardsonl7911 - Jul 06 2016
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the best soccer podcast there is
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Squawka Talker Football Podcast

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Football podcast with stats, chat and more covering the Premier League and the rest of the European action.New episodes every Thursday.

Rank #1: Allez les Bleus: The Squawka Talker's full World Cup review

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What special qualities helped France win the 2018 World Cup? Was Modric a worthy Golden Ball winner? Will Shaqiri and Jorginho thrive at Liverpool and Chelsea respectively?

This week's Squawka Talker, sponsored by BetBright, dives into all of the above, and more.

Jul 16 2018

52mins

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Rank #2: "Like Busquets, he gives Liverpool what the Spanish call 'pausa'."

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Muhammad Butt and Will Hall join Squawka Talker host Jake Entwistle this week to discuss Chelsea's record defeat to Man City and Liverpool's midfield situation, along with predictions on the midweek Champions League action. Can Man Utd capitalise on PSG's injury woes?

Feb 11 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #3: "I hate to give Mourinho credit... but he was right about Lingard."

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Is football coming home? Are Argentina screwed? Which set of final group games are we most excited about this week?

To answer these questions and more, Squawka Talker host Thomas Rooney is joined by Jake, Muhammad and Sporting Index's Ed Fulton.

You can find out more about Sporting Index and spreadbetting here. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.org

Jun 26 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #4: "Lampard has been Pogba's role model for years"

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Is Paul Pogba the Premier League's best midfielder right now? Is Mohamed Salah conning referees? Has there ever been a worse take on Newcastle United than Rio Ferdinand's recent assessment? Jake Entwistle is joined by Will Hall and Muhammad Butt for this week's Squawka Talker, in which all of the above is discussed, along with a little bit of transfer chat.

Jan 14 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #5: "I can see why England called Jadon Sancho up after that moment vs Monaco"

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Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are all on 20 points at the top of the Premier League table, so which team looks best-equipped to win the title? Muhammad, Will and Jake are this week's podders, answering the aforementioned conundrum along with what England fans can expect from the Three Lions' three brand-new Lions.

Oct 08 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #6: SQUAWKA SCOUT: Could Barella be Chelsea's 'everywhere man'?

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Got 20 minutes? This week we bring you a bonus podcast. 'Squawka Scout' shines a light on the rumoured transfer targets everyone's talking about, from strengths and weaknesses, to the clubs rumoured to be interested. This week, we're talking about one of Italy's rising stars, Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella, who is said to be interesting Chelsea.

Jan 18 2019

28mins

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Rank #7: 1: 10 predictions for the 2019/20 Premier League season

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EPISODE TIMINGS:

00:04:21 - 00:15:30 | The Premier League 2019/20 title race

"They are probably the best team in the world."

00:15:30 - 00:31:30 | Who qualifies for the 2020/21 Champions League?

"Arsenal will do their best impression of 2017/18 Liverpool."

00:31:25 - 00:49:28 | Biggest threats to the top six

"Player for player, Leicester and Everton are so even"

00:49:28 - 01:04:06 | Relegation candidates

"Burnley have nailed down their survival formula"

01:04:06 - 01:11:40 | The surprise package

"Aston Villa could genuinely finish properly top half"

01:11:50 - 01:20:30 | Signing of the season

"He can take Man City up another level"

1:20:37 - 1:27:59 | Young Player of the Year

"Solskjaer's fluid front-line will really suit Rashford."

1:28:10 - 1:40:03 | The Golden Boot & Gloves

"Harry Kane has the chance for revenge on Mohamed Salah"

1:40:16 - 1:46:25 | Playmaker Award

"I fully expect him to explode as a result. History beckons."

1:46:34 - 1:51:05 | Virgil van Dijk's successor

"Do they even need Kevin de Bruyne? Yeah they do, wait and see."

FURTHER READING:

Premier League predictions for 2019/20 explained
BT Sport's Script of the 2019/20 season

Aug 07 2019

1hr 52mins

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Rank #8: "Kante is now playing Pogba's France role at Chelsea."

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Who's to blame for Man Utd's defeat to Brighton? Where is Kante actually playing these days? Is Ronaldo going to take Serie A by storm? Thomas Rooney, Jake Entwistle and Muhammad Butt assemble for this week's Squawka Talker to discuss such topics and more.

Aug 20 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: 12: 'Lampard's likeable Chelsea will be title challengers within two years'

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Frank Lampard is making Chelsea likeable – which is a trait the west Londoners have scarcely possessed during the Roman Abramovich era – and managing to keep his fringe players happy despite the fact they are, well, on the fringes of his team.

This week's Squawka Talker team, consisting of host Jake Entwistle, Muhammad Butt and Sam Long, dissect the key action from Champions League Matchday Three, including the Blues' impressive victory over Ajax.

Meanwhile, how do you get over a flat, disappointing performance at Old Trafford? If you're Roberto Firmino then the answer is combine absurd skill with function to pull off a rabona through ball and draw comparisons with Ronaldinho.

There is also insight on Tottenham's attempts to get their mojo back, plus analysis on why Aston Villa midfielders Jack Grealish and John McGinn might just cause mighty Manchester City a bit of trouble this weekend.

We couldn't wrap things up without a spot of 'Squawka Six' to discuss the 2019 Ballon d'Or (not so) shortlist, including who was criminally overlooked and who had no right to be included.
Find out more about the Squawka Talker football podcast’s sponsors BetBull here.

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EPISODE TIMINGS:


START - 00:07:00 | Spurs search for their mojo

'The Spurs stadium is a well-oiled, money-making machine.'

00:07:00 - 00:20:30 | Filthy Firmino & Liverpool's strength in midfield depth

'Firmino combines absurd, showy skill with function like Ronaldinho.'

00:20:50 - 00:33:00 | Lampard's likeable Chelsea producing results

'Lampard's likeable Chelsea will be title challengers within two years.'

00:33:00 - 00:39:33 | Mini Champions League round-up

'Haaland looks like a footballing lab experiment.'

00:39:33 - 00:47:46 | The big test for McGinn and Grealish

'Aston Villa are developing of the best midfields outside the big six.'

00:47:46 - 00:56:34 | Gareth Southgate's England No.10

'Unfortunately, the England squad already has everything Maddison offers elsewhere.'

00:57:01 - END | Squawka Six: Men's Ballon d'Or

'Raheem Sterling has become Superman.'

Oct 24 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #10: 'The Van Dijk weakness Ryan Babel warned us about has been exposed'

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Light the beacons! Ryan Babel told us Virgil van Dijk had a weakness and now we know what it is...

Host Jake Entwistle is joined by Sam Long and Muhammad Butt to discuss an exciting week of international football which includes a Raheem Sterling hat-trick, Wales' wonderkids, Germany's lightning forwards and Jorginho in a midfield two.

The panel also make their predictions for the return of Premier League football which sees Spurs travel to fortress Anfield.

Finally, 'Firing Blanks' returns this week to take a look at the PFA Player of the Year awards and why they need a massive overhaul.

Make sure to rate and review the Squawka Talker on whichever platform you listen to us on!

The timestamps for this week's episode are below:

00:00:00 - 00:19:20: England vs Czech Republic

00:19:20 - 00:28:00: Netherlands vs Germany

00:28:00 - 00:33:40: Wales wonderkids

00:33:40 - 00:38:30: Spain's style explained

00:38:30 - 00:43:45: New-look Italy

00:43:45 - 00:52:00: Premier League predictions:

00:52:00 - 01:01:54: Firing Blanks

Mar 25 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #11: "Man Utd need to sign England's duel-master."

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Jake Entwistle is joined by Muhammad Butt and Will Hall for this week's Squawka Talker, where we look at this weekend's FA Cup action, Sadio Mane, Zidane's Real Madrid return, Juventus' first Serie A defeat of the season and much more.

Mar 18 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #12: 'Man Utd's galaxy brain move? Trade Pogba for two Real Madrid midfielders'

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00:01:20 - 00:13:08 | 2019 World Cup showing Women's football doesn't need smaller goals?

'At a World Cup, gender isn't the only significant factor in height.'

00:13:08 - 00:18:50 | Argentina are NOT good

'The Copa America could bail out Barcelona'

00:18:50 - 00:29:30 | Sarri's Juventus

'Juventus fans will turn on Sarri - quickly - because of previous comments'

00:29:30 - 00:34:15 | Chelsea's Pep Guardiola: Super Frank or Jody Morris?

'The Guardiola success has stiffed over a few clubs that have tried to emulate it'

00:34:15 - 00:50:00 | Pogba goes public - so what's Man Utd's galaxy brain move?

'He's more like a 6'3 Frank Lampard'

Jun 17 2019

52mins

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Rank #13: Squawka Talker Awards: Player of the Year to the Premier League’s biggest flop

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Despite being a day later than usual, the latest Squawka Talker is well worth the wait…

In this week's episode, host Jake Entwistle is joined by Muhammad Butt, Sam Long and Tom Green to make a Squawka Six shortlist for six new and improved Premier League awards:

  • Player of the Year
  • Young Player of the Year - done properly
  • Rookie of the Year - with a twist
  • Most Improved Player
  • Manager of the Year
  • Flop of the Year

After discussing the quest for the best, the podcast fixes the broken criteria for Young Player awards in an attempt to find the brightest U21 talent in the English top-flight this season.

Crystal Palace's Yu-Gi-Oh, Burnley's own Leroy Sané, Christian Eriksen 2.0 and Bournemouth's baby-faced, bubblegum-footed forward all make an appearance in this bumper episode.

Also, a look back on the players that have let us down in 2018/19 as we dig up some very bold pre-season predictions and cry about injuries and some truly baffling defending.

Tuck in all at once or listen to the six mini chunks as we go through the candidates for each award.

Make sure to keep an eye on the Squawka Instagram story to cast your vote for each of the awards on Thursday!

Full timestamps below:

00.00.00—00.02.40

Introductions and awards rules

00.03.05—00.28.35

Player of the Year

00.28.38—00.47.50

Young Player of the Year

00.48.08—01.01.52

Rookie of the Year

01.02.05—01.19.35

Most Improved Player of the Year

01.19.52—01.31.50

Manager of the Year

01.32.00—01.46.35

Flop of the Year

01.46.35—01.48.44

Learn how to stream Sunday's PFA Awards for free before we say goodbye

Apr 23 2019

1hr 50mins

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Rank #14: 'Lampard's Chelsea midfield set-up will be inspired by his Ancelotti days'

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PART ONE: The 2019 Women's World Cup has its final four...

00:00:00 - 00:13:05 | England v USA: the Megan Rapinoe Show or the dawning of the Bronze Age?


"England have mastered the most simple but deadliest move in football"

00:13:05 - 00:18:20 | Vivianne Miedema-jestic

"Netherlands are set up to maximise the three key strengths of their squad"

00:17:29 - 00:22:16 | The Squawka Talker predictions

"The USA have the smarts, the know-how and the ruthlessness to punish England"

PART TWO: Jake's rapid tournament action round-up

00:22:16 - 00:29:58 | The state of play in Afcon, Copa America, U21s Euros and the Gold Cup.


"Wilfried Zaha is being kept out of the team by an ex-Bournemouth player"

PART THREE: The transfer market

00:30:00 - 00:47:00 | Juventus' free-transfer habit explained


"It wouldn't be a surprise if Juventus were dripping poison in De Gea's ear"

00:47:00 - 00:52:01 | James & AWB done, so what next for Man Utd's transfer business?

"He is the 110% the leader you need at the back for Man Utd"

00:52:01 - 01:05:05 | How will Chelsea's midfield set up under Frank Lampard?

"They already have someone who can do what Ceballos does... if Lampard allows it"

PART FOUR | Chile's Copa America love affair

"Everyone expected exciting stuff.. then they went nasty against Argentina."

Jul 01 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #15: 16: Predicting Spurs' finish under Jose & stuff we think will happen in Man City v Chelsea

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00:00:55 - 00:20:13 | Predicting Tottenham's league finish Jose Mourinho

'It's a bit of a tragedy if Spurs do now win a trophy...'

00:20:13 - 00:22:54 | Can West Ham sour Jose's Spurs debut?

'They seem to have Spurs' number when it matters.'

00:23:17 - 00:40:30 | Five things we think will happen in Man City v Chelsea

'Terry blocked* a signing who would go onto become the most effective goalscorer against Chelsea in Premier League history.'

*Reportedly

00:40:50 – END | A United derby.... of sorts

'Man Utd have nothing approaching a system of play... Sheffield Utd do.'

The Squawka Talker is sponsored by BetBull. 18+ and Gamble Aware listeners can download the app here

Nov 21 2019

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Rank #16: 3: Liverpool's "new signing" & the unsung Norwich City heroes propping up the Pukki Party

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Liverpool will be aiming to make a title race statement against Arsenal and a certain "next-level" midfielder could tip the game in Jurgen Klopp's favour.
Host Jake Entwistle was joined by regular guests Muhammad Butt, Will Hall and Sam Long on this week's episode to discuss the tactical battle at Anfield and preview the rest of the weekend's Premier League action.
Will Antonio Conte's Inter disrupt the pecking order in Serie A and find a way to outdo Maurizio Sarri's huge Juventus squad?
Find out more about the Squawka Talker football podcast's new sponsors BetBull here.

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START - 00:25:40 | Can Arsenal's new-look midfield end post-2012 Liverpool woes?

'He's Liverpool's most complete midfielder in the final third'

00:25:40 - 00:38:36 | Pukki & Norwich City's unsung heroes

'Pukki can go into every game with his chest out.'

00:38:36 - 00:50:12 | Lampard & TV time seem are making Chelsea likeable - but is that a good thing?

'Chelsea risk continuing this evolution into the new Arsenal.'

00:50:24 - 1:03:59 | The rest of the Premier League predictions

'Man City love playing Bournemouth, and Raheem Sterling just loves football full stop right now.'

1:04:00 - 1:19:25 | Can Antonio Conte's Inter challenge Juventus?

'Alexis Sánchez could follow in Carlos Tevez's footsteps in finding freedom in Conte's 3-5-2.'

Aug 22 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #17: 'Hazard could break Salah's Premier League record'

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Sam Long is joined by Muhammad Butt and Jake Entwistle to discuss the birth of a new exciting Premier League duo, Brits in the Bundesliga and predicting everything you could possibly predict about the 2018/19 Champions League...

Sep 17 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #18: 22: Predictions revisited: The Premier League 2019/20 mid-season review

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00:01:45 - 00:14:01 | Which team is mostly like to stop Liverpool becoming Invincibles II?

'Jürgen Klopp have mastered 'getting on base' Moneyball style'

00:14:32 - 00:25:16 | Chelsea's chaos theory proven right in top four race

'Werner could allow Chelsea to experiment with a Magic Square built for pressing'

00:25:16 - 00:35:05 | Thanks for the memories, Big Six, but it's time to go

'Leicester have proved they are completely merciless'

00:35:37 - 00:55:05 | The relegation battle

How Sheffield United made us look silly

00:55:10 - 01:01:45 | Young Player of the Year, and more...

Could TAA replicate a Ronaldo and Bale feat?

01:02:02 - END | Squawka Sixes: FA Cup third round special

'The Championship's best young player is being linked to Man Utd by credible sources...'

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Jan 02 2020

1hr 25mins

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Rank #19: "Liverpool and Man City gave the rest of the Premier League a wake-up call"

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It's a Premier League opening weekend special, as Thomas Rooney, Jake Entwistle, Will Hall and BetBright's Dean Ryan review all the action - from Man Utd's win against Leicester and Liverpool's ruthless dismantling of West Ham, to Arsenal's first top-flight game post-Wenger.

Aug 13 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #20: "Man Utd have already missed out on the perfect Mourinho replacement."

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Have Man Utd left it too late with Mourinho? Has Lampard basically signed a younger version of himself? Which relegated Premier League teams 'could do a Sunderland' in the Championship?

This week's Squawka Talker, sponsored by BetBright, tackles the burning questions above and more. Bon appetit.

Jul 30 2018

55mins

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Explained: the science behind Messi and Ronaldo's free-kicks

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Welcome back, Squawka Talker listeners.

In this special episode, Jake Entwistle is joined by Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT of 3CB Performance to breakdown the free-kick technique of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo from a biomechanics perspective.

How do their techniques differ? Why is Cristiano Ronaldo struggling to score? From the run-up to ball-striking and what happens next, every step and every muscle is discussed.

If you enjoyed the audio description, then be sure to subscribe to Raj's YouTube channel (3CB Performance) for some visual explanations.

TIMESTAMPS FOR START OF KEY TOPICS

00:04:20 | Is there a reason for Cristiano Ronaldo's dramatic run-up?

"Ronaldo’s routine allows muscle memory to take over and his technique relies on the ‘recoil effect’ to generate shot power"

00:13:55 | Why Lionel Messi 'sprains' his ankle when taking free-kicks

“That's what makes Messi incredible...he's an artist”

00:20:30 | Why makes Messi the current free-kick king?

00:27:23 | How to do a knuckleball free-kick and why do footballers use it?

00:35:55 | Why do Bruno Fernandes and Jorginho use the hop, skip, jump, score penalty-taking technique?

00:44:05 | Explaining Messi's unique scoop technique and Happy Gilmore hip artistry

"That's the most mobile position for the hip in a human body!"

00:49:46 | Why can't Cristiano Ronaldo score free-kicks right now?

00:56:40 | Favourite Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo free-kicks

"It might be the best free-kick I've ever seen... it really summed up what Messi has become."

Apr 24 2020

1hr 9mins

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34: Ridiculous ways to decide the PL table & 'Man Utd x France '18'

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START - 00:20:13 | Football's response to the coronavirus

'It could completely revolutionise the football fixture calendar from next season on.'

00:20:44 - 00:34:39 | Alternative league tables if the Premier League season ended now

'Arsenal would finish above Spurs for the first time in three seasons.'

00:35:16 - 00:45:21 | Forgotten injured players we cannot (and can) wait to see return

'The Netherlands were genuine contenders to win Euro 2020... but without Memphis, it would have fallen apart'

00:45:36 - 00:53:25 | Man Utd's quest to assemble the Premier League's best midfield

'If Pogba and Fernandes are in the same team, do Man Utd have the Premier League's best midfield on paper?'

00:53:25 - END | Inspiration from FRANCE 98' & 18'

'Man Utd could learn from France and their World Cup winning team to get the best out of Paul Pogba.'

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Mar 17 2020

1hr 11mins

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33: UCL review: Pantomime PSG, 'Liverpool lite' Leipzig & your new favourite player

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00:03:25 - 00:15:35 | Mourinho's footballing lesson

"He's getting paid double Pochettino to find solutions to the problems and he's exacerbating them."

00:15:35 - 00:21:49 | It's official: RB Leipzig are *the* Dark Horse

"Laimer looked like a little Busquets!"


00:22:05 - 00:32:17 | Why Iličić is your new favourite player
"The Papu party hasn't even started yet... Atalanta could get even more fun."
00:32:17 - 00:44:49 | Pantomime villains PSG knock out Dortmund
"He's the second-best player in the world when he's fit... it's not even close."
00:44:49 - 01:00:05 | Atletico Madrid eliminate Liverpool
"Goalkeepers have defined Jurgen Klopp's Champions League career at Liverpool."
01:00:05 - END | Premier League predictions
"I think Everton are going to reap the whirlwind... this is going to be an absolute massacre."

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Mar 12 2020

1hr 16mins

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32: A Fernandes-led tactical evolution could help Man Utd re-paint Old Trafford red

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START – 00:13:50 | Liverpool lose again

'Billy Gilmour can be Chelsea's third guy.'

00:13:50 – 00:21:045 | Tim Krul's viral water bottle & FA Cup favourites

'The Norwich goalkeeper was a pure super villain.'

22:00 - 29:32 | A history lesson in how the 2010s turned Old Trafford blue

'City's gradual supplanting of United is the trend that defined English football in the last decade'

29:32 - 00:59:20 | ...but a Fernandes-led tactical evolution could re-paint the town red in the 20s

‘We can expect Fernandes to join De Bruyne and Alexander-Arnold as the league’s chief creators’

00:59:20 - END | Premier League predictions

‘Mourinho said his players were physically dead...if there’s one game you wouldn’t want to play, it’s Burnley away’

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Mar 05 2020

1hr 10mins

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31: How Guardiola dispelled the 'next-game focus' myth

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00:00:00 - 00:08:21  | Gattenaccio vs. Setiénismo

'The one slim hope Napoli have is that Busquets will not play in the second leg'

08:31 - 18:09 | Did Pep galaxy brain Real Madrid with his infamous 'f***-up' formation?

'Pep's formation only made two players stand out: Rodri and Gundogan'

18:05 - 25:00 | The weird El Clasico trend stretching back to the Guardiola era

'If he starts... defensively, Barcelona have abused him and Ramos for years.'

25:20 - 41:24 | Can Man City beat Aston Villa to close ground on a Liverpool record (for a change)?

Aston Villa's left-flank strength reminds Mo of Ronaldinho and Van Bronckhorst... kind of

41:30 - END | Alphonso Davies, bringing sexy (full)back

'He reminds me most of Jordi Alba... he uses pace as a defensive weapon.'

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Feb 27 2020

1hr 1min

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30: Five mind-blowing stats that prove Erling Håland was (probably) made in a lab

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Is there anything Erling Haaland can't do on a football pitch? Spoiler: No.
Borussia Dortmund's 19-year-old Terminator is taking the Champions League by storm – but which player is he comparable to? What is his most impressive attribute? Will he still be at BVB next season? Which world record does he hold?
And can he perhaps help Norway – who haven't yet qualified for Euro 2020 – become this summer's tournament dark horses?
The Liverpool juggernaut was knocked off its stride by dirty Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid – but what went wrong for the Reds at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium? And will Jurgen Klopp's side be able to stop 'the Sergio Ramos of midfielders' from stomping all over his Anfield record?
Jake Entwistle is joined for this week’s Squawka Talker by Sam Long, Muhammad Butt and debutant Maryam Naz to answer all of the above questions and more.

Find out more about the Squawka Talker football podcast's sponsors BetBull here.
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TIMINGS

START – 00:17:10 | Atletico & Diego Simeone do a job on Liverpool

'Saul is the Sergio Ramos of midfielders.'

TRUE OR FALSE? Erling Håland stat special

00:17:11 - 00:28:00 |
Which player does Erling Håland remind you of the most?

00:28:00 - 00:34:19 |
Will Erling Håland be at Borussia Dortmund next season?

00:34:20 - 00:39:04 | 
Will Erling Håland win the Champions League Golden Boot?

00:39:07 - 00:45:39 | Which is Erling Håland's most impressive attribute?

00:45:40 - END | Can Norway be genuine dark horses for Euro 2020?

Feb 20 2020

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29: 'Pep can test his anti-Hazard system vs West Ham'

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Pep Guardiola can't afford to totally dismiss the threat of West Ham ahead of Man City's Champions League clash with Real Madrid – but is it time for him to test his 'anti-Hazard' system against the Hammers?
Will Everton climb to their highest place in the Premier League table since September? Are Leeds really falling apart again? Is Antonio Conte's Premier League tribute act going to the bragging rights in Milan?
And who will come out on top as a 'new challenger' attempts to derail the Bayern Munich juggernaut?
Jake Entwistle is joined for this week's Squawka Talker by Sam Long, Oliver Young-Myles, and Muhammad Butt to answer all of the above questions and more.
Find out more about the Squawka Talker football podcast's sponsors BetBull here.
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START - 00:09:20 | Everton vs Palace
‘Only Liverpool have taken more points than Everton since Ancelotti took charge.'
00:09:20 - 00:16:35 | Brighton vs Watford
‘Managers with a defined style get a free pass sometimes.'
00:16:35 - 00:22:30 | Sheff Utd vs Bournemouth
'David McGoldrick's stats are a microcosm of Sheffield United in front of goal.'
00:22:30 - 00:33:00 | Man City vs West Ham
'Pep Guardiola should test his anti-Eden Hazard system vs West Ham.'
00:33:43 - 00:43:14 | Marcelo Bielsa, it's happened again (has it?)
'We're approaching the Marathon miles of the Championship season and Forest look well prepared.'
00:43:15 - 00:52:23 | They just don't make Milan derbies like they used to...
'Will Eriksen become the Pirlo of Conte's Premier League-inspired tribute act?'
00:52:43 - 01:02:59 | Chaos off the pitch, progress on it for Barcelona
'Frenkie de Jong will be delighted with the change in management.'
01:03:00 - END | Bayern Munich switch on 'Final Boss' mode
'Thiago is the ultimate test for any midfielder.'

Feb 06 2020

1hr 15mins

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28: Transfer window review: which Premier League signing will have the biggest impact?

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START - 00:32:25 | Who's the most influential signing of the January transfer window?

'He's handed Liverpool the title in is first 70 minutes as a Premier League player.'

00:32:25 - 00:46:11 | Which outgoing Premier League player will be most missed?

'His name literally translates to "Mark Red"'

00:46:11 - 01:10:13 | European transfers to watch

'This is the ideal club for young players to develop'

01:10:13 - 01:28:25 | Squawka Sixes: free agents & players whose contracts expire in 2020

'If Liverpool hadn't gone into the stratosphere, I'd say they'd sign him.'

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Feb 03 2020

1hr 28mins

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27: ‘Jesse Lingard just laid out the red carpet for Bruno Fernandes’

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00:00:00 - 00:17:09  | Man City 0-1 Man Utd
‘Man City echo 2011/12 Barcelona, Pep’s final season’
0:17:09 - 00:26:50 | Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester City review
‘I think Pep Guardiola *really* wants to sign Jack Grealish’
00:26:50 - 00:38:17 | West Ham 0-2 Liverpool review
'He's the third-favourite for the Player of the Year award.. and maybe also Liverpool's ideal back-up for TAA.'
00:38:18 - 00:45:50 | Spurs v Man City
Is Mourinho turning Pochettino's Spurs into Chelsea circa 2004?
00:00:00 - 00:57:30 | West Ham vs Brighton
'West Ham have good players – but no good partnerships.'
00:57:30 - END | Leicester vs Chelsea
'Maddison is shot crazy and Kepa cannot save anything from outside the area.'

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Jan 30 2020

1hr 5mins

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26: Wenger right all along? The Premier League Team of the Week so far

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PART ONE: The Premier League Team of the Week (so far)
00:03:27 - 00:17:44 | Goalkeeper
'You can't be that high strung and be an elite goalkeeper at the same time.'
00:18:01 - 00:35:04 | Defence

'He reminded everyone he's in the top three right-backs in the Premier League'

00:35:26 - 00:46:52 | Midfield
'He could be a real superstar for Spurs... but maybe not quite Mousa Dembélé'
00:46:52 - 00:56:20 | Attack

'Arsene Wenger always said South America produced the best strikers and now the Gunners finally have one of their own'
PART TWO: FA Cup fourth-round preview
00:56:50 - 01:03:40 | The non-Premier League team to watch

'It's the FA Cup's thunderclap derby.'
01:03:40 - END | Who needs the 2020 FA Cup most?
'Mourinho has been brought in for trophies – not style.'

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Jan 23 2020

1hr 12mins

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25: BONUS TRANSFER SPECIAL: Which Premier League sides are winning the January window?

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START – 00:11:45 | Why Minamino is primed to make a bigger impact than expected

‘Liverpool had no-one like Firmino until now.'

00:11:50 – 00:28:50 | Aston Villa's loan deal love-in

'Aston Villa have resorted to a Football Manager transfer list approach.'

00:29:00 - 00:43:40 | Bruno Fernandes coming to the Premier League?

'He's involved in a shot every 14 minutes.'

00:29:00 - 00:56:54 | Do Barcelona need to buy their new manager a new striker?

'You can't play Griezmann at No.9 permanently... there's one obvious option.'

00:56:54 - END | A Squawka Sixes on the January transfer deals you may have missed so far...

‘He looks every inch a Barcelona defender… and they’ve just got rid of him.’

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Jan 17 2020

1hr 16mins

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24: Five things we think will happen in Liverpool v Man Utd

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START – 00:09:20 | Fred vs Craig Pawson: the rematch

‘Liverpool can exploit Man Utd’s sieve-like double-pivot.'

00:09:20 – 00:18:20 | Marcus Rashford: Man Utd’s Wolverine

‘Mohamed Salah could spin Brandon Williams just like Riyad Mahrez.'

00:19:00 – 00:32:57 | Trent Alexander-Arnold will do what he does best

'The Liverpool full-back is going to silence his Aaron Wan-Bissaka rivalry.'

00:32:57 – 00:38:58 | Liverpool left to stew in a nervous half-time interval

'Arsenal? Check. Chelsea? Check? The streak-breakers could seal their hat-trick.'

00:38:58 – END | The Squawka Talker's Liverpool v Man Utd scoreline prediction is...

'Without Fabinho's trademark pass, Liverpool may rely on direct football.'
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Jan 16 2020

48mins

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23: 'If Man Utd are signing anyone from Ajax, it should be Hakim Ziyech'

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00:02:16 - 00:09:35 | What went wrong for Man Utd vs City?

'Guardiola made good adjustments, but Solskjaer got it all wrong'

00:09:35 - 00:17:32 | Should we take the Van de Beek transfer rumours seriously?

'Signing him would be great, but United need a creator as well.'

00:17:32 - 00:29:17 | The Maddison-Grealish derby

'Buendia is the obvious summer signing for any club'

00:29:35 - 00:45:39 | Spurs vs Liverpool

'The best solution Spurs should go for is a Bielsa 3-3-2-2... but they'll probably go Old School Mourinho'

00:45:39 – 00:53:35 | Bournemouth vs Watford

'Watford's recruitment is smart – but why haven't they bought a centre-back?'

00:53:55 – 01:02:45 | Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

'Arteta can cement his place as a new-age Arsenal manager.'

01:03:10 –  END | Would I Lie To You? The La Liga 2019/20 season so far

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Jan 09 2020

1hr 9mins

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22: Predictions revisited: The Premier League 2019/20 mid-season review

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00:01:45 - 00:14:01 | Which team is mostly like to stop Liverpool becoming Invincibles II?

'Jürgen Klopp have mastered 'getting on base' Moneyball style'

00:14:32 - 00:25:16 | Chelsea's chaos theory proven right in top four race

'Werner could allow Chelsea to experiment with a Magic Square built for pressing'

00:25:16 - 00:35:05 | Thanks for the memories, Big Six, but it's time to go

'Leicester have proved they are completely merciless'

00:35:37 - 00:55:05 | The relegation battle

How Sheffield United made us look silly

00:55:10 - 01:01:45 | Young Player of the Year, and more...

Could TAA replicate a Ronaldo and Bale feat?

01:02:02 - END | Squawka Sixes: FA Cup third round special

'The Championship's best young player is being linked to Man Utd by credible sources...'

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Jan 02 2020

1hr 25mins

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21: Favourite Players of the Decade: Squawka Talker Xmas Special

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You don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing you need.
You don't care about the presents,
Underneath the Christmas tree.
Go and sit somewhere on your own,
Plug in those new headphones
Make your wish come true,
All you want for Christmas is...


The Squawka Talker Football Podcast!


Jake Entwistle is joined by Muhammad Butt, Will Hall and Oliver Young-Myles to talk about their favourite players from the past decade of football and discuss other picks from Squawka writers and, most importantly, listeners of the podcast.

Happy holidays, from all of us at Squawka!

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TIMINGS

START – 00:20:55 | Lionel Messi

"Without Messi – the whole decade changes."

00:21:20 – 00:33:00 | Mohamed Salah

"Liverpool could have ended up with Gelson Martins instead."

00:31:15 – 00:52:40 | Harry Kane

"Shearer's record looked 'untouchable' but Kane has made it conceivable."

00:53:15 – 01:05:37 | Kylian Mbappé

"The greatest goal-scoring wonderkid since R9"

01:06:16 – 01:14:53 | Squawka Writers' Honorable Mentions

"Andrés Iniesta is an artist in the age of athletes."

01:15:33 – END | Listeners' Honorable Mentions

"He nearly lost his entire ankle and now he might make the Euros!"

Dec 25 2019

1hr 31mins

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20: Arteta to Arsenal brings dark arts & Big Dunc Energy

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START - 00:29:35 | Big winners & losers from the decade's last El Clasico
'Barcelona have the player that does the best Busquets impression in Europe and don't let him do it'
00:29:55 - 01:03:12 | Three games to watch in the Premier League this weekend
'Unless Pep can lure Xabi Alonso, Man City have a problem...'
01:03:30 - END | Would I ever lie to you? Flamengo special
'Jesus hates Sherwood. True or false?'

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Dec 19 2019

1hr 12mins

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19: Champions League 2019/20 predictions: The Reboot

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00:01:34 - 00:39:20 | PART ONE – Squawka's pre-Champions League predictions revisited

00:01:34 - 00:10:10 | Man City still favourites?

'Laporte's return should solve two issues for Man City.'

00:10:10 - 00:20:10 | The dark horses still on track

'No club has as much money (and the willingness to spend it) than Chelsea.'

00:20:10 - 00:39:20 | Reconsidering one-goal Griezmann's Golden Boot odds

'He's ahead of Cristiano, he's ahead of Mohamed Salah, he's ahead of Harry Kane. He's just lights out.'

00:39:20 – 01:05:15 | PART TWO – Premier League preview for gameweek 17:

00:39:20 – 00:50:30 | Man Utd vs Everton

'Target Lindelof's aerial weakness and Maguire will be exposed too.'

00:50:30 – 00:57:30 | Arsenal vs Man City

'City can get a lot of joy against Arsenal's second-choice full-backs.'

00:57:30 – 01:05:15 | Wolves vs Spurs

'Kane and Dele have both been playing as 9.5s.'

01:05:35 – END | PART THREE – Forgotten Premier League players

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Dec 12 2019

1hr 19mins

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18: United's 'eternal whiplash', Liverpool's most irreplaceable & Manchester derby predictions

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00:05:27 - 00:17:58 | Solskjaer beats Mourinho, but who will leave the stronger Man Utd legacy?

'Mourinho will always have the Man Utd legacy of forcing Liverpool's Twitter bio change.'

00:17:58 - 00:22:17 | Do Spurs have an Ndombele problem?

'He took so long to react at Old Trafford.'

00:22:17 -  00:38:30 | Five things we think will happen in Man City v Man Utd...

"United are built like a team that takes points off City."

00:38:30 - 00:54:34 | Gonna tell the kids that Mané finished third in the Ballon d'Or

'He has transformed into the Premier League's complete forward'

00:54:54 - 00:58:14 | Leicester's incredible transformation

'Leicester could complete a 29-point swing over Spurs compared to last season'

00:59:36 - END | Would I lie to you about Brendan Rodgers?

'Raheem Sterling: Brendan's Little Astronaut'

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Dec 05 2019

1hr 8mins

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17: Is Brendan Rodgers about to become the Premier League executioner?

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The Humble One has two wins from two as the charm offensive continues.

On this week's Squawka Talker, Jake Entwistle is joined by Muhammad Butt, Sam Long and Tom Green to analyse José Mourinho's start at Spurs - on and off the pitch - before looking at how many goals Robert Lewandowski would bag in the Premier League, specifically at Burnley, and the state of play in the Champions League.

Wolves, Sheffield United and Burnley (again) get their time in the spotlight as we decide which club could be the biggest over-achiever and why. Finally, a look at the bleak fixture list of West Ham and Everton which could promote Brendan Rodgers to Chief Executioner and bring back David Moyes.

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TIMINGS

00:02:35 - 00:14:07 | Mou after two

'Serge Aurier and Dele Alli have exploded!'

00:14:07 - 00:22:00 | LewanGOALski: future Burnley legend?

'Mourinho will be motivated to stop Lewandowski breaking Ronaldo's UCL record'

00:22:00 – 00:30:30 | Lionel Messi's silly good stats and Jadon Sancho's fine line

'The Jadon Sancho transfer saga is brewing.'

00:30:30 – 00:42:51 | Champions League permutations and predictions

'The benefit of topping your group has become a bit of a myth'

00:43:00 - 00:52:52 | The resurgence of Wolves and Adama Traoré

'Adama's redemption tour is in the hands of Luis Enrique'

00:52:52 - 01:00:55 | Big up Burnley, big up Sheffield United

'Dwight McNeil is a genuine trailblazer'

01:01:00 - 01:10:24 | How long does Pellegrini have left?

'If there's any team that's going to make a bad goalkeeper look good, it's Chelsea'

01:10:25 - END | How long does Marco Silva have left?

'Brendan Rodgers is the executioner'

Nov 28 2019

1hr 18mins

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16: Predicting Spurs' finish under Jose & stuff we think will happen in Man City v Chelsea

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00:00:55 - 00:20:13 | Predicting Tottenham's league finish Jose Mourinho

'It's a bit of a tragedy if Spurs do now win a trophy...'

00:20:13 - 00:22:54 | Can West Ham sour Jose's Spurs debut?

'They seem to have Spurs' number when it matters.'

00:23:17 - 00:40:30 | Five things we think will happen in Man City v Chelsea

'Terry blocked* a signing who would go onto become the most effective goalscorer against Chelsea in Premier League history.'

*Reportedly

00:40:50 – END | A United derby.... of sorts

'Man Utd have nothing approaching a system of play... Sheffield Utd do.'

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Nov 21 2019

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Good content, work on chemistry

By A Generalist about Music - Sep 27 2019
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I enjoy this podcast - there is good content, it is well organized and it is entertaining. The 3 star rating is due to the perceived chemistry. The host and most of the guests are courteous, balanced and offer intelligent and informed commentary. One of the regular presenters, Mohammed Butt, however, is too keen to interrupt and often dominates the discussion for lengthy stretches. The style of his contributions skewers the flow of the discussion, making the other lads fade back (even when their contributions are more valuable). If Butt can work on minding the comments of his fellow podcasters and interrupt less often, this would be top notch.

the best

By Wilrichardsonl7911 - Jul 06 2016
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the best soccer podcast there is