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Soccer analysis, analytics, and commentary with hosts Mike Goodman and Michael Caley

The Double Pivot: Soccer analysis, analytics, and commentary Mike Goodman and Michael Caley

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Soccer analysis, analytics, and commentary with hosts Mike Goodman and Michael Caley

    In Which We Refuse To Construct Narratives

    In Which We Refuse To Construct Narratives

    A big weekend in the title race, Liverpool and then Arsenal lost winnable home matches in succession and it was highly dramatic, but it seems far from obvious to us that we learned much from the drama. 
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    • 28 min
    If We Ran Everton

    If We Ran Everton

    The club is in an odd spot. They're at risk of relegation, and worse, relegation would probably be a death sentence for Everton Football Club as an operation. But they're also pretty good? With some valuable assets to sell? And a good manager? If it weren't for everything else...

    So we discuss how we would approach the problem of running Everton. 
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    • 35 min
    Mailbag: Castles in the Air

    Mailbag: Castles in the Air

    We take questions from the mailbag on how we watch games, on Jeremy Doku and Brennan Johnson, and then we end up building an entire theory of the intersection of player development and modern tactics in the development of really fast guy wingers. 
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    • 36 min
    Chelsea and PSR with Skanda Amarnath

    Chelsea and PSR with Skanda Amarnath

    Part Two of our conversation with official Double Pivot Financial Shenanigans Correspondent Skanda Amarnath (@irvingswisher). And while there are a lot of important details, there's a simple takeaway. Chelsea's PSR crunch is significantly worse than has been generally reported.
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    • 56 min
    Understanding PSR with Skanda Amarnath

    Understanding PSR with Skanda Amarnath

    There has been a lot of news about the Premier League's PSR with the Everton points deduction, reports of violations at Nottingham Forest, and all the stories about how clubs are seeking to get into compliance with these regulations. But we think the actual news here has not been well explained in much football media. So we called in an actual finance expert, the Double Pivot's Financial Shenanigans Correspondent, Skanda Amarnath (@IrvingSwisher) to walk us through what has actually changed -- it's not the rules -- and why a PSR system with teeth is in some crucial ways not only different from North American salary caps but the opposite of a salary cap. 


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    • 51 min
    Liverpool, Arsenal, Man City

    Liverpool, Arsenal, Man City

    A little check-in on the ol' title race. 
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

gnikleinad ,

Most Agreeable

The two Mikes are insightful, original and quirky. A most agreeable pod on fútbol!

C. J. Francis ,

Making numbers fun

Always enjoy listening in to hear some interesting football discussion and analysis as well as having a good laugh along the way. Would love to get some links in the description vis-a-vis different articles that are referred to as well as links to the different books, tv series, movies, etc that are discussed in the ‘not soccer’ segment.

deejbah ,

Hello!

From the moment of Caley's enthusiastic "Hello!" until the usual discussion of something non-football related, the two Ms maintain a generous, thoughtful and nuanced presence in your ears. Refreshingly open to the possiblity that they might be wrong about something, I have come to greatly enjoy this podcast even if my ears protest at the occasional mispronunciation of German names.

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