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

    USA - England

    USA - England

    A scoreless draw, but one that said a number of interesting things about both teams. We talk about the many things the US did well and how this... doesn't change our evaluation of England at all. 
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    • 42 min
    On The Upsets

    On The Upsets

    Argentina lost! To Saudi Arabia! And Germany lost to Japan! Both upsets involved a whole bunch of stuff that an expected goals approach would ask you to doubt. So what did they really mean?
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    • 27 min
    What Was Gianni Infantino Doing? (and how does it relate to the Arab Spring proxy wars?)

    What Was Gianni Infantino Doing? (and how does it relate to the Arab Spring proxy wars?)

    The risk-taking and aggression of Qatar has been on surprising display in the last week from the beer ban to Infantino's press conference performance. We attempt an explanation by way of regional and ideological conflict in the Gulf, the different positions of oil and gas in the energy transition, and, of course, the Muslim Brotherhood.
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    • 30 min
    England and Spain

    England and Spain

    Mike thinks England are going to win the World Cup. Michael thinks Alvaro Morata could score lots of goals. We're coming in hot.
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    • 32 min
    Liverpool for Sale

    Liverpool for Sale

    It's been reported that FSG are looking to sell Liverpool. We take a look at what this means: why would FSG sell now, and what does that tell us about the state of elite European football?
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    On Pressing

    On Pressing

    Is it secretly another Leeds episode? Well sort of. What does pressing look like in contemporary football, how are Leeds a throwback and what exactly are Newcastle doing that is just so good?
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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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