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Join Specs Gonzalez on his adventures through the multiverse as he investigates how football's greatest 'What If?' moments could have turned out.

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Join Specs Gonzalez on his adventures through the multiverse as he investigates how football's greatest 'What If?' moments could have turned out.

    What if West Ham had kept their 'Golden Generation?'

    What if West Ham had kept their 'Golden Generation?'

    This episode contains mild strong language.
    Harry Redknapp took charge of West Ham in 1994 and worked with Head of Youth Development Tony Carr to produce quality young players through their Academy. Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Michael Carrick and Jermain Defoe all debuted and became first team players under his leadership. They would all go on to seek pastures new and become world class players, while Harry Redknapp would say that ‘West Ham’s ‘golden generation’ could have won the Premier League had they all remained at the club.’ Specs is joined by Tego and StevoTheMadman to ask the question ‘What if West Ham had kept their ‘Golden Generation?’ Would they have brought glory to West Ham? Would they have won the Premier League? How would this have shaped European football? Would it have changed England’s destiny at the World Cup and Euros? As always Specs has all the answers inside the world of his imagination.
    Host: Specs Gonzalez
    Co-host: Tego Sigel
    Produced by: Alpha Barrie.
    A Folding Pocket production for BBC Sounds.

    • 19 min
    What if Arsenal had never let go of Harry Kane?

    What if Arsenal had never let go of Harry Kane?

    Harry Kane was famously part of the Arsenal academy in the early 2000s but he was eventually released after he was determined to not be good enough. He then went on to join local rivals Tottenham Hotspur and become one of the greatest strikers in Premier League history.
    But what would have happened if Arsenal had kept him in their academy? Would he lead them to their first league title since 2004, and finally get his hands on a trophy? Does he become Arsenal's all-time top scorer? Would his character change? What would happen to Tottenham? As always Specs has all the answers inside the world of his imagination.
    Host: Specs Gonzalez
    Co-host: Tego Sigel
    Produced by: Alpha Barrie.
    A Folding Pocket production for BBC Sounds.

    • 17 min
    What If Man United signed Ronaldinho in 2003?

    What If Man United signed Ronaldinho in 2003?

    In the summer of 2003, Man United were close to signing Brazilian icon Ronaldinho as David Beckham's replacement. Despite agreeing a deal with PSG, Ronaldinho chose Barcelona. But imagine if he had made a different choice. What if he had joined Manchester United instead? Would they sign Cristiano Ronaldo? Do they still sign Wayne Rooney? Would Arsenal go unbeaten the following season? As always Specs has all the answers inside the world of his imagination.
    Host: Specs Gonzalez
    Co-host: Tego Sigel
    Produced by: Alpha Barrie.
    A Folding Pocket production for BBC Sounds.

    • 17 min
    What if Arsenal never left Highbury?

    What if Arsenal never left Highbury?

    If Blackburn Signed Zidane explores football’s greatest ‘what if’ moments and dives into the multiverse to put things right on the timeline. In episode ten, Specs & Tego are joined by fellow filthy fella Dazza, to ask the question: what if Arsenal never left Highbury? When Arsenal moved to their new stadium the Emirates, the club entered a period of financial constraint and essentially became a selling club, losing a number of key players to help pay off the stadium’s cost. But what if Arsenal had never moved to the Emirates, stayed at Highbury and instead put their money into the team instead from 2004 onwards? Would Patrick Vieira be sold? Does Thierry Henry still leave for Barcelona? Would Arsene Wenger spend more in the transfer market or continue investing in youth? As always Specs has all the answers inside the world of his imagination.
    Host: Specs Gonzalez
    Co-host: Tego Sigel
    Produced by: Alpha Barrie.
    A Folding Pocket production for BBC Sounds.

    • 18 min
    What if the UK had a combined national football team?

    What if the UK had a combined national football team?

    If Blackburn Signed Zidane explores football’s greatest ‘what if’ moments and dives into the multiverse to put things right on the timeline. In episode nine, Specs & Tego are joined by Scottish rapper Ransom FA to ask 'What if the UK had a combined national football team?' In this scenario the United Kingdom would join forces to create an international super team - and if it can be done in the Olympics then why not in international football? Could Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey or Andrew Robertson change the course of footballing history? As always Specs has all the answers inside the world of his imagination.
    Host: Specs Gonzalez
    Co-host: Tego Sigel
    Produced by: Alpha Barrie.
    A Folding Pocket production for BBC Sounds.

    • 19 min
    What if Jay-Z had bought Arsenal in 2010?

    What if Jay-Z had bought Arsenal in 2010?

    In 2010 Jay-Z expressed his interest in buying Arsenal. He was an admirer of Thierry Henry and had followed the club ever since. The move never materialised and a year later, the Kroenkes moved in to become the majority shareholder of Arsenal. But what if Jay-Z had swooped in? Would Arsenal's trophy drought end earlier? How does the takeover affect the culture at the club? Does Jay-Z bring Thierry Henry back to Arsenal? As always Specs has all the answers inside the world of his imagination.
    Host: Specs Gonzalez
    Co-host: Tego Sigel
    Produced by: Alpha Barrie.
    A Folding Pocket production for BBC Sounds.

    • 18 min

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