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The Athletic's Adam Hurrey explores the glorious and unique language of football: the words, the phrases, the mannerisms and, above all, the clichés

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    • 4.9 • 23 Ratings

The Athletic's Adam Hurrey explores the glorious and unique language of football: the words, the phrases, the mannerisms and, above all, the clichés

    The Pure Europa League XI

    The Pure Europa League XI

    The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, James Maw and Jack Pitt-Brooke languish in the second tier of European football to establish the most Europa League lineup possible: from diminutive Iberian playmakers to Brazilians with one name and a squad number between 80-99, via a lengthy dispute over the merits of Victor Moses.
    Led out, naturally, by Unai Emery, these are the ultimate Thursday-nighters.
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    • 51 min
    Martin Tyler's Merseyside Reds and barbecuing with Kevin Keegan

    Martin Tyler's Merseyside Reds and barbecuing with Kevin Keegan

    The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, Charlie Eccleshare and Nick Miller assemble for the Adjudication Panel. On the agenda this week: Richard Keys and Andy Gray bravely dismantling the Marcelo Bielsa Myth, Mike Dean's comedy TV cameo, and the latest entry into the grand pantheon of freak footballing injuries.
    Meanwhile, the panel enjoy some more peak Peter Drury and some frankly incredible scenes from the 2021 Meat Management Industry Awards... hosted by Kevin Keegan.
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    • 42 min
    The 12 Stages of a club crisis - PART 2

    The 12 Stages of a club crisis - PART 2

    The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, Jack Pitt-Brooke and Phil Hay trawl through the history books to finally nail down the definitive twelve stages of a club crisis.
    In part two of this special double-header the panel ponder whether the dreaded vote of confidence is still relevant in the social media age, examine how many ways a beleaguered manager can pretend he's not beleaguered and engage in a very important discussion about the most effective methods of writing protest messages on old bedsheets.
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    • 40 min
    The twelve stages of a club crisis - PART 1

    The twelve stages of a club crisis - PART 1

    The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, Jack Pitt-Brooke and Phil Hay trawl through the history books to finally nail down the definitive twelve stages of a club crisis.
    In part one of this special double-header our panel document the early warning signs of a club in turmoil including pre-season woe, opening day deflation via transfer window frustration, and the eternal debate about ketchup in the canteen.
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    • 36 min
    Half-volleys and diving hysteria, with actual footballer Cillian Sheridan

    Half-volleys and diving hysteria, with actual footballer Cillian Sheridan

    The Athletic's Adam Hurrey and David Walker are joined by the much-travelled striker Cillian Sheridan for the latest edition of Mesut Haaland Dicks.
    Sheridan uses all his experience to share his love of retro football boots, the satisfaction of a good half-volley and why he gets so annoyed by football commentators.
    Meanwhile, he decides if he really is a "beanpole journeyman" and why diving just really isn't that big a deal.
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    • 47 min
    Physios wearing Predators, Wolves Will Be Fine and the perfect deadline-day deals

    Physios wearing Predators, Wolves Will Be Fine and the perfect deadline-day deals

    The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, David Walker and Nick Miller convene for another Adjudication Panel. This time, they scrutinise Brendan Rodgers' claim about Norfolk sunshine, debate whether Wolves are currently the most "they'll be fine" club ever and examine the most inevitable-sounding deadline-day transfers.
    Meanwhile, they discuss the rights of physios to wear Predators, Newcastle turning the Goal! trilogy into real life and why Jurgen Klopp tops one very, very niche Premier League table.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

frolichemann ,

Unique content

This is a refreshing podcast with topics that are tangential and/or parallel to broader stories in the world of football, and it’s quite funny too. Highly recommend it

Zachmmason ,

Best pod

My favorite podcast. Eagerly await every Thursday for this reason

manal.21sinha ,

The quiz episode was such a laugh!

Lovely stuff

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