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Football podcast with stats, chat and more covering the Premier League and the rest of the European action.
New episodes every Thursday.

    Explained: the science behind Messi and Ronaldo's free-kicks

    Explained: the science behind Messi and Ronaldo's free-kicks

    Welcome back, Squawka Talker listeners.
    In this special episode, Jake Entwistle is joined by Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT (https://twitter.com/3cbPerformance)  of 3CB Performance (https://www.3cbperformance.com/) to breakdown the free-kick technique of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo from a biomechanics perspective.
    How do their techniques differ? Why is Cristiano Ronaldo struggling to score? From the run-up to ball-striking and what happens next, every step and every muscle is discussed.
    If you enjoyed the audio description, then be sure to subscribe to Raj's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTWTrHvBDXT4PFiZI6XV95w?app=desktop) (3CB Performance) for some visual explanations.
    TIMESTAMPS FOR START OF KEY TOPICS
    00:04:20 | Is there a reason for Cristiano Ronaldo's dramatic run-up?
    "Ronaldo’s routine allows muscle memory to take over and his technique relies on the ‘recoil effect’ to generate shot power"
    00:13:55 | Why Lionel Messi 'sprains' his ankle when taking free-kicks
    “That's what makes Messi incredible...he's an artist”
    00:20:30 | Why makes Messi the current free-kick king?
    00:27:23 | How to do a knuckleball free-kick and why do footballers use it?
    00:35:55 | Why do Bruno Fernandes and Jorginho use the hop, skip, jump, score penalty-taking technique?
    00:44:05 | Explaining Messi's unique scoop technique and Happy Gilmore hip artistry
    "That's the most mobile position for the hip in a human body!"
    00:49:46 | Why can't Cristiano Ronaldo score free-kicks right now?
    00:56:40 | Favourite Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo free-kicks
    "It might be the best free-kick I've ever seen... it really summed up what Messi has become."

    • 1 hr 9 min
    34: Ridiculous ways to decide the PL table & 'Man Utd x France '18'

    34: Ridiculous ways to decide the PL table & 'Man Utd x France '18'

    START - 00:20:13 | Football's response to the coronavirus
    'It could completely revolutionise the football fixture calendar from next season on.'
    00:20:44 - 00:34:39 | Alternative league tables if the Premier League season ended now
    'Arsenal would finish above Spurs for the first time in three seasons.'
    00:35:16 - 00:45:21 | Forgotten injured players we cannot (and can) wait to see return
    'The Netherlands were genuine contenders to win Euro 2020... but without Memphis, it would have fallen apart'
    00:45:36 - 00:53:25 | Man Utd's quest to assemble the Premier League's best midfield
    'If Pogba and Fernandes are in the same team, do Man Utd have the Premier League's best midfield on paper?'
    00:53:25 - END | Inspiration from FRANCE 98' & 18'
    'Man Utd could learn from France and their World Cup winning team to get the best out of Paul Pogba.'
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    33: UCL review: Pantomime PSG, 'Liverpool lite' Leipzig & your new favourite player

    33: UCL review: Pantomime PSG, 'Liverpool lite' Leipzig & your new favourite player

    00:03:25 - 00:15:35 | Mourinho's footballing lesson
    "He's getting paid double Pochettino to find solutions to the problems and he's exacerbating them."
    00:15:35 - 00:21:49 | It's official: RB Leipzig are *the* Dark Horse
    "Laimer looked like a little Busquets!"
    00:22:05 - 00:32:17 | Why Iličić is your new favourite player
    "The Papu party hasn't even started yet... Atalanta could get even more fun."
    00:32:17 - 00:44:49 | Pantomime villains PSG knock out Dortmund
    "He's the second-best player in the world when he's fit... it's not even close."
    00:44:49 - 01:00:05 | Atletico Madrid eliminate Liverpool
    "Goalkeepers have defined Jurgen Klopp's Champions League career at Liverpool."
    01:00:05 - END | Premier League predictions
    "I think Everton are going to reap the whirlwind... this is going to be an absolute massacre."
    Find out more about the Squawka Talker football podcast's sponsors BetBull here (https://betbull.sng.link/D4gbg/5500?pcn=Squawka) . 18+ only | For more information, go to BeGambleAware.org (http://begambleaware.org/) .

    • 1 hr 16 min
    32: A Fernandes-led tactical evolution could help Man Utd re-paint Old Trafford red

    32: A Fernandes-led tactical evolution could help Man Utd re-paint Old Trafford red

    START – 00:13:50 | Liverpool lose again
    'Billy Gilmour can be Chelsea's third guy.'
    00:13:50 – 00:21:045 | Tim Krul's viral water bottle & FA Cup favourites
    'The Norwich goalkeeper was a pure super villain.'
    22:00 - 29:32 | A history lesson in how the 2010s turned Old Trafford blue
    'City's gradual supplanting of United is the trend that defined English football in the last decade'
    29:32 - 00:59:20 | ...but a Fernandes-led tactical evolution could re-paint the town red in the 20s
    ‘We can expect Fernandes to join De Bruyne and Alexander-Arnold as the league’s chief creators’
    00:59:20 - END | Premier League predictions
    ‘Mourinho said his players were physically dead...if there’s one game you wouldn’t want to play, it’s Burnley away’
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    31: How Guardiola dispelled the 'next-game focus' myth

    31: How Guardiola dispelled the 'next-game focus' myth

    00:00:00 - 00:08:21  | Gattenaccio vs. Setiénismo
    'The one slim hope Napoli have is that Busquets will not play in the second leg'
    08:31 - 18:09 | Did Pep galaxy brain Real Madrid with his infamous 'f***-up' formation?
    'Pep's formation only made two players stand out: Rodri and Gundogan'
    18:05 - 25:00 | The weird El Clasico trend stretching back to the Guardiola era
    'If he starts... defensively, Barcelona have abused him and Ramos for years.'
    25:20 - 41:24 | Can Man City beat Aston Villa to close ground on a Liverpool record (for a change)?
    Aston Villa's left-flank strength reminds Mo of Ronaldinho and Van Bronckhorst... kind of
    41:30 - END | Alphonso Davies, bringing sexy (full)back
    'He reminds me most of Jordi Alba... he uses pace as a defensive weapon.'
    Find out more about the Squawka Talker football podcast's sponsors BetBull here (https://betbull.sng.link/D4gbg/5500?pcn=Squawka) .
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    30: Five mind-blowing stats that prove Erling Håland was (probably) made in a lab

    30: Five mind-blowing stats that prove Erling Håland was (probably) made in a lab

    Is there anything Erling Haaland can't do on a football pitch? Spoiler: No.
    Borussia Dortmund's 19-year-old Terminator is taking the Champions League by storm – but which player is he comparable to? What is his most impressive attribute? Will he still be at BVB next season? Which world record does he hold?
    And can he perhaps help Norway – who haven't yet qualified for Euro 2020 – become this summer's tournament dark horses?
    The Liverpool juggernaut was knocked off its stride by dirty Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid – but what went wrong for the Reds at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium? And will Jurgen Klopp's side be able to stop 'the Sergio Ramos of midfielders' from stomping all over his Anfield record?
    Jake Entwistle is joined for this week’s Squawka Talker by Sam Long, Muhammad Butt and debutant Maryam Naz to answer all of the above questions and more.
    Find out more about the Squawka Talker football podcast's sponsors BetBull here (https://betbull.sng.link/D4gbg/5500?pcn=Squawka) .
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    TIMINGS
    START – 00:17:10 | Atletico & Diego Simeone do a job on Liverpool
    'Saul is the Sergio Ramos of midfielders.'
    TRUE OR FALSE? Erling Håland stat special
    00:17:11 - 00:28:00 | Which player does Erling Håland remind you of the most?
    00:28:00 - 00:34:19 | Will Erling Håland be at Borussia Dortmund next season?
    00:34:20 - 00:39:04 | Will Erling Håland win the Champions League Golden Boot?
    00:39:07 - 00:45:39 | Which is Erling Håland's most impressive attribute?
    00:45:40 - END | Can Norway be genuine dark horses for Euro 2020?

    • 52 min

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