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Who Has The Best Starting XI In The Premier League?
Patrick van Straaten steps back into host this week's episode and he is joined by Sam Obaseki and James Waine. Perfect accompaniment for the topic of discussion today - which Premier League team has the best starting eleven? It ultimately boils down to three teams, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City. Sam is vehemently pro-Chelsea, James is a Manchester City fan but slightly more open to reason, whilst Patrick reckons over half of Liverpool's ideal starting eleven might be the best in their position in the world. And as ever, when Patrick and Sam are on the same show, voices are raised and arguments begin, all whilst James sits sniggering in the background. It's a good one, you don't want to miss it. Enjoy!
What's Next For Arsenal?
It's time for the annual Arsenal podcast! Dougie Critchley, a neutral mediator, is joined today by two Arsenal fans, Patrick van Straaten and the lesser-spotted George Wright. They talk all things Gunners. Was their start to the season really that bad? At what point does sacking Mikel Arteta make the most sense? They talk about what they don't like about the club, then what they do, giving a lot of airtime to the 'Hale End Kids' - Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe to you and me. They discuss future transfer plans and the need to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and how their transfers this summer have been good. Then someone mentions Granit Xhaka and the show goes off the rails; the Swiss international is a divisive character for sure. But somehow, this is actually a broadly positive podcast about Arsenal for a change. Is the future really that bright in North London?
Football Daily Rank The BEST Strikers In The Premier League
Henry Hill once again hosts, but this time finds Zac Djellab and Michael McCubbin sitting alongside him. This week, they go through all 20 Premier League teams and take a look at their primary striking options, and give them a good old rank. Who's elite? How good do you have to be if you want to be knocking on the door instead of just a solid marksman? And who do we want to send back to the Championship? Some are no-brainers, like Harry Kane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku, but where does Timo Werner fit in? Is Jamie Vardy still elite? Just how good is Michail Antonio these days? And then there's the harder decisions - we all love Danny Welbeck, but is he good enough? If they're a Premier League striker, we talk about them here. Probably. Enjoy!
Was This The Craziest Transfer Deadline Day Ever?
This week's episode sees Dougie Critchley and Chris Hamill team up with Henry Hill to cast their eye over everything that happened in football on August 31st, 2021. The transfer window may have closed but the trio kept their minds open as they attempted to understand why some clubs made moves they did. All the big deals are covered, including Antoine Griezmann being replaced by Luuk De Jong at Barcelona, West Ham making the double signing of Nikola Vlasic and Alex Kral, Spurs' acquisition of Emerson Royal and Crystal Palace's swoop for Odsonne Edouard. Daniel James, Saul Niguez, Marc Cucurella and many more are also discussed - if a player moved on deadline day, they talk about him here. It's an episode not to be missed.
Transfers That Have To Happen Before The End Of The Window!
On this week's episode, Henry Hill is joined by Patrick van Straaten and Samuel Obaseki to cast their eye over everything transfer-related. They take the top six clubs (plus one - Arsenal or Leicester, take your pick), and bring up a few names each should be looking at. Before that though, they discuss the Kylian Mbappe situation now Real Madrid have finally put a bid in for the PSG man, and whether or not Mino Raiola should be commanding all that money for his client Erling Haaland, who probably doesn't care about any of it. So who should Man City target up front - Lautaro Martinez or Harry Kane (yes we filmed this before his announcement, you don't need to tell us), and should Chelsea prioritise a centre-back in Jules Kounde, or Saul Niguez in midfield? Patrick explains why Rodrigo Bentancur is perfect for Man Utd, whilst Spurs and Leicester lack any decent squad depth - could one of them go for Philippe Coutinho? Then of course, they talk Arsenal, and Patrick is surprisingly optimistic. Maybe it's because he's a new dad. Enjoy!
Why Manchester United Will Finish Above Liverpool This Season
He's back...Patrick van Straaten is back in the host's chair, and is joined by Joe Thomlinson and SamObaseki. They play a game of over/under - Patrick provides three scenarios, and the trio discuss the likelihood of it happening. Will Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang score more than 12 Premier League goals? Will Manchester United finish above Liverpool? Will Barcelona finish below third in La Liga? Find out the trio's opinions on those here. Then Sam asks about Aston Villa and their hopes for the upcoming campaign, they discuss what it should take for Spurs to accept an offer for Harry Kane from Manchester City, before rounding up with an intense discussion on Romelu Lukaku. Is this a redemption tour for the Belgian? Sam backs Chelsea, whilst Joe and Patrick are team Lukaku. Enjoy!
Thank you so much.
I really started getting into club football 2 years ago and these guys were my introduction into it. Really lost at first, but looking back, I learned a lot. Their content is so varied from their various YouTube channels to this podcast that anyone can learn a lot of different things like up and coming prospectus or great past club sides. All in all 5/5. Thanks for helping me ease into this world.
Best podcast out there. No question
Dougie and Pat are my favorites. Wish you guys posted all youtube vids on podcast platforms. Would definitely listen to all