38 episodes

We talk about football. Almost exclusively.

Armchair Analyst‪s‬ Cameron Macdonald and Rupert Meadows

    • Soccer
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

We talk about football. Almost exclusively.

    Ep 36 - The Scoustian Pact, Trouble in Tottenham and Villa’s Fantasy Fumble

    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

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 35 - Social Media Abuse and the European Knockouts

    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

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep 34 - Tentative Tuchel, Pompous Peter & Heartbroken Hassenhüttl

    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

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep 33 - A Messi Contract Situation, Gambling in the Game & the Winter Window

    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

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep 32 - FIFA vs. the European Super League, Life after Lampard & The Snodgrass Scandal

    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

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep 31 - Decisive Draws, Playing in Pea Soup & the Scouting Sinecure

    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

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

AndyMacLondon ,

Quality podcast

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.

Twing69 ,

Refreshingly different

Nice to hear some proper analysis instead of the usual drivel, entertaining and informative

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