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We are a football show in Kenya, spreading our football opinions to the world.

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    Episode 7 || ON & OFF THE PITCH

    Episode 7 || ON & OFF THE PITCH

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    • 45 min
    Episode 6 || LEAVE THE STADIUM, GET HOME THEN CELEBRATE || VAR IS WATCHING

    Episode 6 || LEAVE THE STADIUM, GET HOME THEN CELEBRATE || VAR IS WATCHING

    Episode 6 - The Sack Race



    Welcome to the 6th episode of the Line Up Podcast. If you are joining us today for the first time here on Anchor Fm, we are a talkshow that's dedicated on tackling a wide array of issues on matters football.



    On our previous episode, we delved into the workings of VAR. Matchweek 3 was full of VAR related controversies. Whereas there seems to be an agreement on the Offside and Direct Red Card Rules, the HandBall Rule is yet to be fully understood by all and sundry.  Manchester United won a penalty in extra time due to Maupay's handball whereas Kai Havertz's handball within the box was not flagged by VAR. This prompted referees to hold a meeting earlier this week to try and find a consistent way of applying the handball going forward. 



    3 weeks into the new season and there are looming signs already of Managers who may face the sack before the end of the season. Join our hosts as they try to predict who will face the axe sooner, rather than later.


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    • 54 min
    Episode 5.1 || MANCHESTER IS BLUE | REVIEW OF GAME WEEK 2

    Episode 5.1 || MANCHESTER IS BLUE | REVIEW OF GAME WEEK 2

    Episode 5 - VAR 



    Welcome to the 5th episode of the Line Up Podcast. If you are joining us today for the first time here on Anchor Fm, we are a talkshow that's dedicated on tackling a wide array of issues on matters football.



    In November 2018, Football Heads congregated somewhere in a Boardroom, discussed amongst themselves and saw it fit to introduce "Video Assistant Referee" - a decision that changed football (whether it was for the good or bad, we'll let you decide for yourself😉)



    As is the case with every new cutting technology, VAR wasn't devoid of challenges during its inception. For instance, during a certain fixture in the 2019 Women World Cup, there was an incident that was reviewed for 29 times, eating up 4 and a half minutes before a decision was arrived at. 



    Fast forward to the 2020/21 EPL Season - There have been a few tweaks to VAR to improve its overall efficiency. 



    - Each match has one Chief VAR referee, an assitant VAR official and an extra official who provides replay footages to the Chief VAR. The Assistant watches the live action as VAR watches replays. Only the Chief VAR can make a call. They don't consult their assistants. However, the final decision lies with the on-field referee

    - 2020/21 VAR protocols does not allow for tolerance levels. If keeper saves a penalty and he happens to have one foot was over the line, VAR will advise that it is retaken (The De Gea vs Ayew Incident ). If the ball hits a post or goes over the bar while keeper's foot is on the line, it wouldn't be retaken unless "keeper had a material impact on the kick being missed" (Whatever that even means!😁)

    - If an encroaching attacker or defender is suspected to be encroaching, they will be penalized if they impact the rebound by scoring or clearing the ball. Goal will be disallowed by VAR if it scored from a rebound while it will be retaken if it is cleared by the defender at fault. 

    - On field Refs are required to use pitch side monitors more regularly than rely on voice from Stockley Park (the VAR HQ in the UK). There will be no raising of the offside flag by assistant referees until the passage of play is concluded. If offside is suspected the ref will raise a flag and VAR will confirm. 



    Fun Fact: ManUtd and Liverpool are the only stadiums in UK that don't have a big screen - VAR messages are relayed over the tannoy and the electronic scoreboards. 



    Join our hosts as they debunk VAR in light of the events that happened during MatchDay 2. Enjoy.


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    • 42 min
    Episode 4 | THE MANCHESTER CLUBS CAN NOW JOIN THE LEAGUE

    Episode 4 | THE MANCHESTER CLUBS CAN NOW JOIN THE LEAGUE

    Welcome to the 4th episode of The Line Up. If you are joining us today for the first time here on Anchor Fm, we are a talk-show that's dedicated on tackling a wide array of issues on matters football. We thank you for tuning in.



    As always, the 2020/21 season began with Arteta's Arsenal consolidating their position at the top of the table. This time around, they got there by merit and not by virtue of the alphabet. Willian was their MOTM after serving assists as well as looks on his debut (Yes, mandem looks better in an Arsenal shirt😍). 



    Don Ancelotti threw caution to the wind and handed debuts to all his summer signings against Mourinho's Tottenham. At the end of 90 minutes, Spurs registered their worst ever start in a PL season in 12 years after losing out 1-0 to the Toffees. The other boys in Blue, Chelsea, won 3-1 away at Brighton. Timo Werner and Kai Havertz got a taste of the fast paced, physical nature of English football.



    Despite the Scoursers being barred from Anfield due to Covid restrictions, their stadium was never devoid of chaos. Marco Bielsa's Leeds took the fight to Liverpool and narrowly lost out 4-3, after their new signing Rodrigo made a defensive error handing Klopp's men a penalty. Salah slotted it home and bagged himself a hattrick on the first day of the season.



    Join us as we discuss much more, including potential Top 4  and golden boot contenders based on MatchDay 1 activities.


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