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Ep 36 - The Scoustian Pact, Trouble in Tottenham and Villa’s Fantasy Fumble
The rumour mill has been as busy as ever this past week, ranging from whispers in the Tottenham dressing room to keen-eyed fans scuppering Matt Targett's Fantasy Football season. Is the current crisis at Liverpool a familiar pattern at Klopp teams, and can fans in the UK expect to catch any of the games this season live at their own grounds?
00:00:45 Aston Villa ban Fantasy Football
00:12:35 Guessing Game
00:14:00 The Scoustian Pact
00:35:00 Useless Trivia
00:36:30 Fans returning to the ground
00:41:15 Why is it going wrong for Mourinho?
00:58:00 Guessing Game Resolved
01:02:30 Settling the Score
Ep 35 - Social Media Abuse and the European Knockouts
This week Cameron and Rupert take a look at some of the Champions League and Europa League games coming up this week, with a One-to-Watch player from each game. Also up for discussion is the open letter sent to Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey by British footballing authorities and what we can take away from it.
00:00:35 The Open Letter to Social Media Companies
00:15:32 Guessing Game
00:17:52 RB Leipzig vs. Liverpool
00:26:02 Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea
00:31:33 Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Manchester City
00:36:25 Useless Trivia
00:38:48 Real Sociedad vs. Manchester United
00:45:00 Benfica vs. Arsenal
00:50:38 Wolfsberg vs. Tottenham Hotspur
00:55:45 Slavia Prague vs. Leicester City
01:02:27 Guessing Game Resolved
01:06:15 Settling the Score
Ep 34 - Tentative Tuchel, Pompous Peter & Heartbroken Hassenhüttl
What would the Premier League be without a healthy dose of Mike Dean controversy? Well officiated, perhaps? Join the Analysts for a look at some of the games that happened both on and off the pitch with a look at virtual fixtures and referee protection alongside a selection of Premier League matches from the week.
00:00:58 Shout Out for Mental Health Cup
00:06:25 Guessing Game
00:08:15 Mike Dean and Referee Accountability
00:23:30 Useless Trivia
00:26:45 Liverpool 1-4 Manchester City
00:48:55 Manchester United 9-0 Southampton
00:55:48 Tottenham 0-1 Chelsea
1:05:18 Settling the Score & Guessing Game Resolved
Ep 33 - A Messi Contract Situation, Gambling in the Game & the Winter Window
As the winter window closes with only a handful of permanent transfers made, the Analysts look at the contract leak coming out of Barcelona, as well as an investigation into the practices of gambling companies involved in the game.
00:00:45 Gambling in Football
00:24:32 Guessing Game
00:28:14 Useless Trivia
00:35:50 Lionel Messi’s Contract Leak
00:48:45 Transfers in the Premier League
01:00:50 Guessing Game Resolved
01:05:40 Settling the Score
Ep 32 - FIFA vs. the European Super League, Life after Lampard & The Snodgrass Scandal
With Chelsea legend Frank Lampard dismissed by the club as manager, the Analysts look at whether he deserved to go and what the causes were behind this sacking happening when it did. Further developments on the European Premier League story come this week as well, as FIFA announces bans for any players participating in it from the World Cup, Euros, and Champions League. Did West Ham & West Brom land themselves in a heap of trouble with the Premier League over the transfer of Robert Snodgrass, and why are Liverpool looking so lackluster this season?
00:00:35 Frank Lampard leaves Chelsea
00:24:00 Guessing Game
00:27:08 Liverpool's Lack of Form
00:42:35 Useless Trivia
00:48:30 FIFA's Bans
00:57:35 Robert Snodgrass' Transfer
01:05:50 Guessing Game Resolved & Settling the Score
Ep 31 - Decisive Draws, Playing in Pea Soup & the Scouting Sinecure
Do you have to beat the best to be the best is the question tackled by the Analysts this week, as they investigate a Manchester United side that tops the table despite no wins against their fellow top six sides so far. A developing story surrounding a former youth player and his father could see one side in trouble with the Premier League and who is the most efficient goalscorer of all time?
00:00:36 Do you have to beat the best to be the best?
00:33:50 Guessing Game
00:36:28 Useless Trivia
00:47:50 The Almeida Allegation
01:01:55: Settling the Score
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A great mixture of well-researched, in-depth analysis of the burning football issues of the day and a light-hearted look at the idiosyncrasies that make football the people’s game, the game that we all love. A quality podcast.
Nice to hear some proper analysis instead of the usual drivel, entertaining and informative
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