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Soccer analysis, analytics, and commentary with hosts Mike Goodman and Michael Caley

The Double Pivot: Soccer analysis, analytics, and commentary Mike Goodman and Michael Caley

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    • 4.6 • 234 Ratings

Soccer analysis, analytics, and commentary with hosts Mike Goodman and Michael Caley

    Prolegomena to Any Future Theory of Fan Protests

    Prolegomena to Any Future Theory of Fan Protests

    Manchester United vs. Liverpool did not take place becuase of fan protests, as the fallout from the failure of super league perhaps picks up and enters a new phase. It's fascinating! We talk about what the fans seem to demand, their various interests and how these might enable owners to buy them off, how the media covered these protests, and the fundamental contradictions in the system which will lead inexorably to its overturning.
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    • 48 min
    Manager Searches at Spurs and Bayern

    Manager Searches at Spurs and Bayern

    Tottenham are looking for a manager. The German coaching carousel spins. Weirdly almost all the richest clubs in the world are standing pat. What's going on, what do we expect from the managers who are or may be moving, have teams' approaches to their managerial positions changed? 
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    • 45 min
    What Happened to the Super League? (with Josh Robinson)

    What Happened to the Super League? (with Josh Robinson)

    We are joined by Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Robinson to talk about the sudden collapse of the Super League, why it happened, and what comes next. Robinson is also the co-author of a book about the founding of the Premier League, The Club, and we think about why that breakaway succeeded but this one failed.

    And you absolutely must stick around for his anecdote about how Man City decided to join up with the Super League.

    The Club: https://www.hmhbooks.com/shop/books/the-club/9780358213055
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    • 53 min
    The Super League

    The Super League

    We've got news. Caley and Goodman walk through the setup of the proposed Super League, its apparent business goals, the structural problems in European football that brought us to this point. and what we think is likely to emerge on the other side of this.

    @Guidetobirds on the wage issue at the heart of the Super League: https://fileundertragicomedy.wordpress.com/2021/04/19/the-super-league-is-about-wages-too/

    Murad Ahmed and Arash Massoudi in the Financial Times on the financing of the league: https://www.ft.com/content/f00bb232-a150-4f7d-b26a-e1b62cd175c3

    Joshua Robinson in WSJ on the history and likely legal issues upcoming: https://www.wsj.com/articles/european-soccer-super-league-fifa-uefa-11618834570
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    El Clasico and the La Liga Title Race

    El Clasico and the La Liga Title Race

    There's a title race in Spain, suddenly! And there was a great Clasico. We break down the game and why we think Barcelona are still favorites despites losing to Real Madrid and sitting third.

    And we begin our top four profiles, going over how Leicester City and West Ham got here and how the relative stability of their xG numbers in both cases hides some real changes over time.
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    • 44 min
    The Top Four Race (yes, the top four race)

    The Top Four Race (yes, the top four race)

    (Opening from The Gay Science, Friedrich Nietzche)

    Chelsea and Leicester lost, Liverpool and West Ham won, Spurs -- who still technically in the top four race! -- drew with Newcastle. We walk through the small changes in the race this week and our favorites to get through. 
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

Rormster ,

Great analysis and wonderful human beings

Come for the soccer stay for the non soccer thing

Cadubcl ,

Gave up on them

Two smart, extremely annoying and arrogant guys talk about soccer and sometimes other stuff. I liked it in the beginning and then it started annoying me more and more until I just stopped listening.

Davis 11 ,

Great soccer podcast

It’s great

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