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Gab and Juls: Paul Pogba's French Brilliance
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss France’s win vs. Germany where Paul Pogba put in a brilliant display and analyze why questions still exist over his performances at Manchester United. The guys also dive into Italy’s performances so far at EURO 2020 after they became the first side to qualify for the Round of 16. Plus, they discuss Portugal’s demolition of Hungary and Cristiano Ronaldo’s apparent dislike for soft drinks. All that and much more on the Gab and Juls show.
Ramos To Leave Real Madrid
Sid Lowe joins the FC crew to discuss the massive news of Sergio Ramos deciding to leave Real Madrid after 16 triumphant seasons at the club and predict where he might go next. Plus, Italy's strong performance against Switzerland vaults them into the conversation of being EURO favorites, and Gareth Bale puts in a brilliant display against Wales.
Caught Offside: France-Germany, England, Eriksen and more
On this week's pod, the boys examine France's 1-0 win over Germany, Gareth Southgate's decision making and Patrick Schick's center-circle stunner. Plus, @jwkokborg of BT Sport in Copenhagen joins to discuss the latest regarding Christian Eriksen.
A Winning Start For Les Bleus
The FC crew discuss France’s dominating win over Germany and Cristiano Ronaldo setting a European Championship scoring record as Portugal beat Hungary. Plus, Jürgen Klinsmann reminisces on his EURO 1996 win and the crew discuss Argentina’s Copa America match versus Chile.
Futbol Americas: Is Tata Martino on the hot seat?
On Monday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Mau and Herc recap Mexico’s disappointing result vs. Honduras and play an all-Mexico edition of “Stock Up or Stock Down”. Later, Herculez Gomez sits down with Liga MX President Mikel Arriola to discuss how the league is dealing with anti-gay chants in their stadiums. Finally, Sebastian Salazar joins the show to discuss USWNT’s dominant performance vs. Jamaica and where USWNT legend Carli Lloyd fits on the current team.
Spain Sleepwalk through Euro Opener
The FC crew discuss Spain’s scoreless draw in their EURO 2020 opener against Sweden and Patrik Schick’s amazing goal in the Czech Republic’s win over Scotland. Plus, they ask if Germany have a chance against the defending World Cup champions, France. Lastly, Brazil open their Copa America account with a decisive win over Venezuela.
Always looking forward to this weekly podcast. Appreciate the insight and analysis plus the drama that comes with it. Not perfect but that’s what football is all about. Hope “big dog” Gab Marcotti would drop by sometimes.
What is with the awful and useless loud music playing randomly on top of people speaking (different from annoying ads which I understand have to be there)? Still, I like the combination of banter, merciless teasing, whinging and of course analysis, The guys explore things not just from a tactical level but also talk about how psychology, personality and club politics affect performances. Stevie Nichol makes the most sense and I don't understand why other reviews here have picked on him (and no I'm not his wife or best mate). Keep it up, gentlemen.
Decent half the time
Fine whenever Leboeuf, Nichol and Burley aren’t there... Leboeuf is a special kind of bad