Rank #1: Introducing the Premier League Points Pool | Ringer FC
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
Rank #2: World Cup 2018: Vive La France and World Cup Awards | RInger FC (Ep. 51)
The Ringer's Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters, and Chris Ryan sit down to close out the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a recap of the final. They talk France's dedication and Croatia's ability to overcome adversity before asking whether this is the beginning of a French dynasty. (1:25:00). Then they hand out some World Cup awards, including: Best Defender, Best Attacker, Best Goal, and Worst Haircut (26:40).
Rank #3: Raheem Sterling and an Alan Shearer AMA | Ringer FC (Ep. 61)
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).
Rank #4: Are Liverpool Just Better Than PSG? | Ringer FC (Ep. 55)
The Ringer’s Donnie Kwak, Ryan O’Hanlon, and Micah Peters recap an eventful day of Champions League fixtures (2:20) before going over the latest Premier League action (19:16). Then the guys premiere a new segment, ‘Ryan O’Hanlon’s Stat O’ the Week’ (45:01), and take a tour of European soccer (53:31).
Rank #5: World Cup 2018: Football, It Turns Out, Is Not Coming Home | Ringer FC (Ep. 50)
The Ringer’s Ryan O’Hanlon, Donnie Kwak, and Micah Peters give their instant reactions to Croatia’s win over England to advance to the World Cup final. Then they give a quick preview of Croatia and France’s matchup for the Cup and an update on transfer news.
Rank #6: The Premiere (League)! (Ep. 1)
In the debut 'Ringer FC' episode, Chris Ryan and Ryan O'Hanlon get fired up for the Premier League 2017-18 season. They discuss the Neymar transfer, how it affects the transfer market (2:10), and Premier League offseason winners and losers (16:00). Later, Ryan and Chris give their picks for the top six this season (32:40).
Rank #7: 2018 World Cup Preview and the Inside Story of How the USMNT Missed the Tournament | The Ringer FC (Ep. 32)
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).
Rank #8: Massive Overreactions to Week 1 of the Premier League (Ep. 2)
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).
Rank #9: Why Aren't We More Excited About Manchester City? | Ringer FC (Ep. 29)
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).
Rank #10: World Cup 2018: How Germany Got Knocked Out of the World Cup | Ringer FC (Ep. 43)
The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, and Ryan O'Hanlon connect to recap Germany–South Korea, Serbia-Brazil, Mexico-Sweden, and Switzerland–Costa Rica. They look ahead to some of the more anticipated matches in the round of 16, including France-Argentina, Brazil-Mexico, and Uruguay-Portugal, before previewing tomorrow's matches.
Rank #11: World Cup 2018: France Beat Belgium, and Cristiano Ronaldo Plays for Juventus Now | Ringer FC (Ep. 49)
The Ringer’s Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters, and Ryan O’Hanlon discuss France’s win over Belgium to advance to the World Cup Final (1:19) and the news that Cristiano Ronaldo will sign with Juventus (15:09) and preview the England-Croatia semifinal matchup (29:00).
Read Ryan O’Hanlon on the Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer here.
Read all of The Ringer's World Cup coverage here.
Rank #12: World Cup 2018: The Fair-Play Rule Is Unfair, Plus a Round-of-16 Preview | Ringer FC (Ep. 44)
The Ringer's Donnie Kwak and Micah Peters connect to recap the final day of the World Cup group stage. They discuss Colombia-Senegal, Japan-Poland, the fair-play rule that sent Japan to the round of 16 at the expense of Senegal, and Belgium-England. Then they run through some tournament news and preview a few of the more anticipated matches in the round of 16.
Rank #13: We're Never Gonna Stop Talking About Liverpool 4, Manchester City 3 (Ep. 23)
The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon sits down with fellow Liverpool fan Chris Ryan to gush about Liverpool's 4-3 win over previously undefeated Manchester City (0:17), before connecting with Donnie Kwak and Micah Peters to discuss some Massive Overreactions, including about Arsenal's dismal play (10:40). Then they ask the question "What comes next for Real Madrid?" (49:15) and Ryan talks with StatsBomb owner Ted Knutson about the January transfer window (61:45).
Rank #14: What This Season’s Premier League Tells Us About Next Year | Ringer FC (Ep. 31)
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.
Rank #15: Breaking Down a Wild January Transfer Window and Kyle Martino on His Run for US Soccer President | Ringer FC (Ep. 24)
The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, Chris Ryan, and Donnie Kwak break down the specifics of the January transfer window by examining the crises at Arsenal (2:10), Chelsea (11:00), and Manchester United (19:25). Then the guys try to explain why this year's transfer window was so hectic (27:35). Finally Ryan and Chris sit down with TV analyst, former MLS player, and U.S. Soccer presidential candidate Kyle Martino to talk about the problems plaguing American soccer and how he proposes to fix them (47:05).
Rank #16: N’Golo Kanté Is the Premier League's MVP (Ep. 14)
The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, and Chris Ryan sit down to discuss the past week in soccer, including the youngsters being called up for the USMNT's upcoming friendly against Portugal (0:17). Together they indulge in some Massive Overreactions, including N’Golo Kanté's impact on Chelsea (3:35), then they tackle some Zonal Question Marks, such as, "Do you care when your team plays it safe?" (20:30). Finally, Ryan connects with sports lawyer Jake Cohen in the wake of Michael Emenalo's resignation as Chelsea technical director (30:35).
Rank #17: PSG Fails Their Latest Champions League Test | Ringer FC (Ep. 25)
The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, Chris Ryan, and Donnie Kwak connect to talk about Champions League results, including PSG's loss to Real Madrid (3:10) and blowout wins for Manchester City and Liverpool (10:35). Moving onto Zonal Question Marks, they wonder whether Juventus played too conservatively after taking an early lead against Tottenham (25:00). They then ask, "Is there a Premier League TV rights bubble?" (37:45) before giving their thoughts on the new president of U.S. Soccer, Carlos Cordeiro (44:00).
Rank #18: World Cup 2018: Messi and, Uh, Marcos Rojo to the Rescue | Ringer FC (Ep. 42)
The Ringer's Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters, and Ryan O'Hanlon connect to recap a wild finish to the Argentina-Nigeria match, along with Iceland-Croatia, Peru-Australia, and France-Denmark, before saying goodbye to the Peruvian and Australian national teams. Then they look ahead to tomorrow's slate of games.
Rank #19: World Cup 2018: Spain and Portugal's Instant Classic, Plus Previewing This Weekend’s Games | Ringer FC (Ep. 35)
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Ryan O’Hanlon, and Micah Peters react to Spain and Portugal’s instant classic in the group stage before looking ahead to this weekend’s slate.
Rank #20: Will Tottenham Ever Win Another Game at Home? (Ep. 3)
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).