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What happens when a Liverpool supporter marries a Chelsea supporter? A LOT of football debate from Rebecca and Alex. New podcast every week ⚽️ #DICTL

Did It Cross The Line


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    S4E02: Crosstas Tsimikas

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 75:42

    The DICTL Derby is rapidly approaching and Rebecca & Alex are back to look at Liverpool and Chelsea's great starts to the season. Liverpool have started the season where they left off, except this time they have most of their squad actually available. We chat about Virgil van Dijk continuing where he left off, the club tying down their core players to new contracts, who can best fulfil the 'Gini Wijnaldum' role, and rant about the reactions from Sean Dyche and English pundits following the win over Burnley. Chelsea have also hit the ground running, with Jorginho now the best player in Europe (apparently) and Romelu Lukaku scoring within 15 minutes of his re-debut. Are Chelsea truly title contenders this season and how will Chelsea vs Liverpool play out this weekend? Will both teams go for the win or settle for a draw in the title race? And who will win the anticipated battle of Lukaku vs Van Dijk? We also take a closer look at the Champions League group stages draw, Arsenal under Arteta looking like an absolute mess, Tottenham impressing under Nuno, Harry Kane sticking around, Manchester City's midfield weaknesses, West Ham and Brighton's strong starts, Man Utd's title challenge already coming to a screeching halt, and Rafa Benitez at Everton so far. Plus, Andy Robertson's vibranium ankles, Thomas Tuchel the walking spreadsheet, the carbonara challenge, the 5th Beatle, super premium repair shops, slicing through hot camembert, crumpling like a ghost, speaking in Star Wars, squeaky chairs, buying Harry Kane on Wish, and Rafa's Xmas Tree. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S4E01: Horny For Divorce

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 100:17

    We're back! After some time off, Rebecca & Alex have returned to catch up on a great summer of football, some wild transfer news, and preview the imminent Premier League season. We kick off by revisiting the Euros, including how it was a far better tournament than it had any right to be, Italy's brilliance, Denmark's emotional run, how it very nearly came home, and (inevitably) a lot of chat about England, politics and racism. Then there's the shocking moment we never expected to see; Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona. We chat about how Barca lost their greatest ever player, why calls that he should play for free are nonsense, why joining Paris St Germain isn't just because of wages, and just how good that PSG side is going to be this season. We also revisit a somewhat forgettable Community Shield showcase where Leicester City kicked off their season in style with a win over Manchester City. What does it tell us about the upcoming season and do Pep Guardiola's side actually have an Achilles heel? As for the Premier League, both Liverpool and Chelsea look in great shape going into the new season. Liverpool have all their centre backs available again and Chelsea look like they have Romelu Lukaku returning to the club any day now. Is the Inter striker the missing piece for Chelsea to win the league? How much are people underestimating a revitalised Liverpool squad which won the Premier League only 14 months ago? How do a strengthened Man Utd side factor into this? And will Harry Kane sign for Man City and give them (another) extra edge in the title tilt? We also make our top six and relegation predictions (as well as revisiting last season's picks) and we reveal the winner of last season's Prediction Purgatory. Plus, the Euros tiny car, Pep's extra inch, Jack Grealish's calves, are Burnley actually relegation candidates, keeping your knees on, penalties & pie charts, bulbs & bedding in, penis rockets, Donkey's Hell, living in suburbia, tiny cats, why every day is pool weather, and Lord Harreth of Poppington. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Saved By The Bell: Champions League Final 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 81:32

    Rebecca and Chelsea are Champions of Europe again so we're back with a special, extended edition of Saved By The Bell to break down how they did it. As ever, that means 10 categories for both Rebecca & Alex about Chelsea's 1-0 win over Manchester City in Porto to lift the trophy, but only one minute to respond to each category (although we are quite flexible with those timings for this one since it's a special occasion). Categories this time include Thomas Tuchel, Pep Guardiola (and that team selection), N'Golo Kante, Reece James, Kai Havertz, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, and much more. Plus, can Man City win the Champions League under Pep, shirts off for Chelsea, whether Kante deserves the Ballon d'Or, Eden Hazard as a mascot, the irony of being a football fan, Steps concerts, the multiverse, bonus cookery advice, distracting seagulls, looking good in a cape, and Stop Crying Your Heart Out. And please sign up at patreon.com/diditcross for loads more exclusive football podcasts. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E20: Shirts Off For Alisson Becker

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 124:20

    The top four race is fully on and Rebecca & Alex are back to discuss Liverpool and Chelsea's recent form, plus a bunch more football news. We kick off with Liverpool and debate whether Alisson Becker's headed goal against West Brom was the 'Goal of the Century', as well as Nat Phillips' contributions vs Burnley, Bobby Firmino's brilliance, and that big win over Manchester United. Chelsea went 1-1 in their mini-series against Leicester City, losing the FA Cup Final but winning the Premier League contest. We chat about the difference in the two matches, the Jorginho dilemma and why Brendan Rodgers can't seem to maintain top four form at Leicester. And we also preview Leicester vs Tottenham & Aston Villa vs Chelsea, delve into the Women's Champions League final and Barcelona's dominant win over Chelsea, where Harry Kane might go next, Roy Hodgson's retirement, Nuno Espirito Santo's next move, and Karim Benzema's surprise recall to the France squad. Plus, more VAR nonsense, cloning Pep Guardiola, Mourinho inadvertently helping Manchester City, Tuchel & Terry, centre back anxieties, heading everything, extra credit for mind games, the story of the beeping fridge, Irn Bru legs, problematic Instagram Stories, the emotion of a poppy, a one woman show, triangles to squares, and Disco Panicking. And please sign up at patreon.com/diditcross for loads more exclusive football podcasts. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E19: The Beard Incident

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 114:22

    We're back! Chelsea are in a Champions League final, Pep Guardiola picked a normal team for a Champions League knockout game, and Liverpool even won a game at Anfield. What a few weeks it's been! We start by chatting about Chelsea's performance over two legs vs Real Madrid, as well as their win in that (sort of) preview of the Champions League final over the weekend vs Man City. Chelsea have temporarily stopped City from claiming the title but are they the team to stop them finally claiming the Champions League too? We've got a lot of praise for Edouard Mendy, Antonio Rudiger, N'Golo Kante, Kai Havertz, Mason Mount and Timo Werner for their showings against Real Madrid, as well as Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola's respective semi final tactics. Let's see if the final is in Istanbul or London next. We also delve into Liverpool's win vs Southampton, their surprising run of form, Thiago Alcantara's goal, and what the Reds' top four chances really are. And there's also previews of Manchester United vs Liverpool and Chelsea vs Arsenal, our thoughts on the protests at Old Trafford, Leicester's form, Steve Bruce actually picking his best players, Sam Allardyce finally getting relegated, and (of course) we give the people what they want with Rebecca's unabridged thoughts on Jose Mourinho's move to Roma. Plus, MAJOR Line of Duty spoilers, Pep the Alchemist, Chelsea's Captain Marvel, Neymar vs Hazard, Aguero's apology, referee bias, new football stat ideas, Pot Noodle levels, rats in the kitchen, gravy hogging, big German sausage, Drizella & Cinderella, and "Francais pizzazz". And please sign up at patreon.com/diditcross for loads more exclusive football podcasts. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E18: BTEC Ziyech

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2021 127:22

    It's been another busy couple of weeks of football in this relentless season and Rebecca & Alex are back to chat about the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League and much more. We start with today's breaking news that 12 European clubs have reportedly agreed to form a European Super League, including Liverpool and Chelsea. We discuss the potential ramifications, whether we think this will actually happen or it's just the top clubs using it as leverage, why the 'Top Six' might want this change, and generally rant about money in football and owners vs fans. On a more positive note, Chelsea are looking good in all competitions right now and we discuss the controlled performances and wins vs Man City in the FA Cup and Porto in the Champions League, consider their chances against Real Madrid in the semi final, chat about squad depth, and analyse Reece James and Ben Chilwell's recent performances. Liverpool are having a less fun time of it, although the second leg performance vs Real Madrid had a lot of positives. We consider Liverpool's top four chances in the Premier League, where the goals need to be coming from, and inevitably get involved in the Trent Alexander-Arnold defending / England discourse. Elsewhere, we look at Solskjaer vs Mourinho, Arsenal's inconsistency, West Ham dropping points vs Newcastle United, Leicester's house party problems, Norwich returning to the Premier League, and (sadly) another discussion about racism in football following UEFA's bans for Ondrej Kudela and Glen Kamara, plus the recent incident in La Liga in Cadiz vs Valencia. Plus, previews of Leeds United vs Liverpool and Chelsea vs Brighton, the Chelsea meerkat, the Dulux Twitter admin, hot water bottles, Masterchef spoilers, salt control, cat weddings, Brendan Rodgers' dancing, playing hockey without kneepads, the meat in the sandwich, and 'Leeds Things To Chance'. And please sign up at patreon.com/diditcross for loads more exclusive football podcasts. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Prediction Purgatory: Catch Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 17:29

    Happy Friday! We're back with a quick, bonus Prediction Purgatory 'Bank Holiday Bonanza' catch up podcast as the Premier League returns this weekend. We look ahead to Leicester City vs Manchester City and Arsenal vs Liverpool, as well as revisiting our predictions from the last few rounds of games to see if Alex can start catching up on Rebecca's lead. Including what can truly be defined as a "mad moment", if John Stones will be more nervy after his defensive error for England, the best trios in Falcon and the Winter Soldier, pre-game anger towards Martin Tyler and what he might say this time, and mouthwash vs gin and tequila. And please sign up at patreon.com/diditcross for loads more exclusive football podcasts. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E17: Frankelampskin

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 116:30

    Rebecca & Alex are back and we've loads to catch up on with Chelsea's continued good form and Liverpool's resurgence in their last couple of games, plus plenty more nonsense from the world of football. We start with Chelsea and their unbeaten run under Thomas Tuchel, looking at the "resurgences" of Antonio Rudiger and N'Golo Kante, Mason Mount being great under multiple managers, and doing defensive football right. We also take a closer look at Liverpool's recent form, including the importance of Fabinho being back in the midfield, why the Kabak and Phillips centre back partnership works, nonsense off the field narratives, and tactical adaptations. And there's also analysis of Spurs' slide this season, more Rio Ferdinand nonsense about Mike Ashley and Newcastle United, Gareth Southgate not picking Trent Alexander-Arnold for England, protests against Qatar 2022 and player responsibility, and racism and transphobia rear their ugly heads once again. Plus, Alisson Becker's magnificent moustache, IQ vs tactics, sexy dirty 3 points, swipe right for relegation, football's Meghan Markle, living on Mars, Scrabble epiphanies, whiney winey, the 'Up' montage, boulangerie, 'Head of Death Banger,' and a jizz show of negativity. And please sign up at patreon.com/diditcross for loads more exclusive football podcasts. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Prediction Purgatory: Liverpool vs Chelsea

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 8:37

    It's Liverpool vs Chelsea tomorrow night, and we thought it'd be remiss of us if we didn't throw out a bonus Prediction Purgatory for a quick preview of the game with our picks. As always, we each predict the game in five categories: Result, Score, First Goalscorer, First Card and Random Mad Moment. And please sign up at patreon.com/diditcross for loads more exclusive football podcasts. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E16: Little Corporate B*tch

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 105:00

    Rebecca & Alex are back ahead of another busy weekend of football to chat about their teams' differing fortunes at the moment, plus some other football talk too. We start with Chelsea, hot on the heels of their big win in the Champions League over Atletico Madrid. We chat about how quickly Thomas Tuchel shut down the Hudson-Odoi narrative following the substitution vs Southampton, that Olivier Giroud goal, Kurt Zouma's future, how good Chelsea now look defensively, as well as how lazy the anti-Atleti narrative was after the game from the pundits and social media. We also delve into Liverpool's recent struggles, including the "bad title defence" narrative, Jordan Henderson's injury, whether the win over RB Leipzig was truly a false dawn, the struggles vs Everton, and whether Bobby Firmino's time is really up at the club. And there are also discussions about why Marcus Rashford's penalty win exposed the anti-Salah brigade for what they are, Jesse Lingard's resurgence at West Ham, and whether Mourinho is the wrong man for Tottenham. Plus, previews of Chelsea vs Man Utd and Man City vs West Ham, an early yeet, Jota up the bum, Pep's fashion choices, Luis Suarez's sh*thousery, the dual meaning of OG, new best friends, lotus biscuit commercials, goat issues, pink highlighters, Wino Wisdom, throwing chocolate, Countdown adjudicators, "win-men", and the King of Two Beers™. And please sign up at patreon.com/diditcross for loads more exclusive football podcasts. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E15: Zeus Has Fallen

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2021 100:26

    Rebecca & Alex are back from illness to look back at some of the last week's Premier League and FA Cup action, as well as preview a few of the big games coming this weekend. First, we chat about the current state of Liverpool following the 4-1 loss to Manchester City, including sad news for Jurgen Klopp and never knowing what's going on behind the scenes, putting Liverpool's season into proper context, why this is absolutely not the "worst title defence ever", and just how easily will Man City regain the league title this season? On the other hand, Chelsea can't stop winning under Thomas Tuchel and we take a closer look at the resurgence of Jorginho and Werner, whether Kepa can do the same, and how high we think Chelsea could actually finish now this season. We also look ahead to Leicester vs Liverpool and Man City vs Tottenham, before looking back at Everton & Spurs' 9 goal thriller in the FA Cup and Everton's wild comeback vs Man Utd in the league, Jose Mourinho vs Gareth Bale, the fallout from Mike Dean's red card to Tomas Soucek, and what can really be done to combat social media abuse? Plus, Jorginho the labrador, throwing drinks over Roy Keane, Mourinho's past comes back to haunt him, Frank Lampard on his couch, the worst parts of the football media, Pep's penis, elbows in the eye, Carlo Ancelotti as Baby Yoda, Vernon Dursley, law school, 'Wanton Bongs', late Valentine's Day gifts, fighting the Balrog, God's favourite son, the Wanda head tilt, extended Clash of the Titans metaphors, and chocolate chicken nuggets. And please sign up at patreon.com/diditcross for loads more exclusive football podcasts. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Saved By The Bell: Our Favourite MCU Characters

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 62:11

    To try and cheer up all our Liverpool listeners after that result last night, we thought we'd mix it up with a special Saved By The Bell based around the Marvel Cinematic Universe - we can only apologise if you support Liverpool and aren't a fan of superhero movies though! For this bonus episode, we've picked out our 10 favourite MCU characters and we've each got one minute to explain why before that bell dings. Including Captain America, Black Widow, Hulk, Thor, Captain Marvel, T'Challa and more. Plus, Nick Fury trivia, powerful women, yeeting Hawkeye, pro wrestling heels, green sperm, Venom's tongue, electrocution, Iniesta and Endgame, Deep Blue Sea, Black Panther's legacy, which snacks you shouldn't eat in the cinema, and which MCU characters we're most like. This is also a precursor to an MCU movies 'Dealer's Choice' we plan on doing over on the Patreon this month, so please sign up at patreon.com/diditcross for that and loads more exclusive football podcasts. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E14: Yank It Off

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 91:41

    Chelsea and Liverpool are winning games again and Rebecca & Alex are excited to talk about it. We kick off with Liverpool, delving into their much improved performances against Tottenham and West Ham, including lots of love for Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mo Salah and Bobby Firmino, plus Klopp's tactical changes and Michael Edwards doing it again with some great business in two new centre back signings. We also take a closer look at Chelsea's improvements under Thomas Tuchel, with actual tactical direction, as well as the re-emergence of players like Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, plus whether Hudson-Odoi and Alonso's performances could be a bad thing for Reece James and Ben Chilwell. And we even looked at Man Utd's dip in form (only for them to go and win 9-0 as soon as we finished recording) and Newcastle United's resurgence vs Everton (just in time for Newcastle to lose to Crystal Palace). Plus, another rant about VAR, "Southmampton", another Mourinho tactical innovation, Pep's sexual reactions, Scotch Egg Sean Dyche, Glenn Hoddle's venom, score confusion, the Metrosexual Master, heels and hearts, mental inflation, exploding microwaves, Big Girl Panties™, the various Incredible Hulk movies, and blow up boyfriend dolls. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    High Five: Zlatan vs Lukaku, Schalke's struggles & Gerrard at Rangers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 70:13

    Rebecca and Alex are back with another of their future Patreon shows, this time focusing on European football. High Five takes a look at five big talking points across five European leagues, every show. This time we take a closer look at the fallout from the Milan Derby with Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs Romelu Lukaku in Serie A, Schalke's struggles in Germany (recorded before Ozan Kabak was linked with a move to Liverpool), how Pochettino is doing at PSG, Barcelona and Real Madrid's debt issues, and analyse Steven Gerrard's incredible season as Rangers manager. Plus, plenty of deviations along the way, from the colour of Thomas Tuchel's hair and wild gesticulations, to constipation meds and football clubs built on states of sand. And please let us know if you enjoyed the new show concept on our social media channels. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Saved By The Bell: Chelsea vs Wolves

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 33:37

    It's the one you've been waiting for; it was Thomas Tuchel's first game in charge as Chelsea manager so we had to hop on the mics after Chelsea vs Wolves played out a 0-0 for another Saved By The Bell aka. 'Saved By The Tuchel'. Once again, it's 10 categories and Rebecca & Alex each have one minute each until that bell dings (or Rebecca decides to change the rules - whichever comes first). In our post-match reaction, we delve into whether Chelsea showed improvement under Tuchel, the Chelsea lineup, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz & Mount, Rudiger, the midfield, Wolves' defensive display, Wolves without Jimenez, and what fans should expect from both teams in the second half of the season. Plus, plenty of the usual detours, including various Celine Dion & Avril Lavigne references, more rants about Football Twitter, viral sensations, and breakfast food. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Managerial Minds: Lampard, Tuchel & Benitez

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 75:20

    Another new podcast special? With the news this morning of Chelsea sacking Frank Lampard, we thought it was the perfect time to launch the Managerial Minds podcast, taking a closer look at three managers in the news this week for various reasons. We start with Frank Lampard, looking at why his time as Chelsea manager has come to such an abrupt end, whether it was the right decision, and what he did wrong in terms of tactics and man management along the way. We also take a closer look at his apparent successor at Stamford Bridge, Thomas Tuchel, and whether the notoriously difficult tactician is the man to fix Chelsea's problems; will he clash with the board and the dressing room, can he balance the midfield, is this the lifeline Werner and Havertz need, and what does this mean for Mason Mount? And we finish with Rafa Benitez who is back on the market after leaving Dalian Professional. We cover the inevitable (but unlikely) links to a Newcastle United return, before discussing whether the much discussed Celtic move would be a good fit for him; and not just because we'd love to see a Gerrard vs Benitez Old Firm Derby. Plus, the inevitable detours on Jose Mourinho, Didier Drogba, Petr Cech, John Terry, Brendan Rodgers, Mauricio Pochettino, Emma Hayes, Jody Morris, and managers who look like incels. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Saved By The Bell: Manchester United vs Liverpool (FA Cup 4th Round)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2021 32:53

    It's our second Saved By The Bell and it's another Manchester United vs Liverpool game - although this FA Cup tie was a hell of a lot more exciting than the last time these teams played! Rebecca & Alex are back to give our post-match reaction, with 10 categories and only one minute each to respond before that infamous bell dings. There's loads to cover this time, including improved performances, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Mo Salah, Rhys Williams and Alisson Becker. Plus, lots of wild analogies along the way from Bobby the Battery to more Solskjaer LOTR references, QAnon vs FSG to Lucifer & Lampard, and Jermaine Jenas to the Clintons. And, as always, you can visit our social media channels to vote on who did the best job this week. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E13: Chelsea's Carcass

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 118:10

    P-p-p pick up a podcast! Rebecca & Alex are back to unpack a couple of disappointing Chelsea and Liverpool performances, plus delve into some other Premier League talking points too. First up, it's Chelsea discussion on the back of that 2-0 loss to Leicester City. Rebecca says she isn't going to rant so cue one of the biggest rants about Chelsea and Frank Lampard to date, including whether Lampard should be sacked, the tactics, the defensive coaching, the goalkeeping coaching, man management issues, and much more. We do have a lot of praise for Leicester and Brendan Rodgers too though, including whether the Foxes are title contenders again, James Maddison's amazing performance and that great post-match interview, and how Martin Tyler managed to ruin a great Wilfred Ndidi goal. We also delve some more into Liverpool's 0-0 draw against Manchester United and look ahead to the Burnley game tomorrow, including whether the Reds should go into the market for a centre back, some bizarre Thiago detractors, and getting some real perspective on football. There's also time to dig into Arsenal's resurgence under Mikel Arteta, the media continuing to compare Steve Bruce to Rafa Benitez, and even a little bit of praise for David Moyes and West Ham. Plus, Sean Dyche impersonations, Brendan Rodgers' true character, "Jurgen Flopp", trigger happy firings, greasy Burger Bruce, BTEC coaching, leaky ceilings & leaky defences, Wendy House snobbery, turkey in a meaty country, 15 eggs short of a dozen, car stereos, Nick Fury's eyepatch, forgotten Faramir, sexy Gollum, Question of Sport, the Divergent series, and poop brownies. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Saved By The Bell: Liverpool vs Manchester United

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2021 35:38

    New feature alert! Rebecca & Alex have just watched the absolute thriller that was Liverpool vs Man Utd playing out another 0-0 at Anfield and we're here with our instant thoughts after the game. To give our post-match reaction, we've got 5 categories per team and only one minute each per category to give our response before - you guessed it - the bell gets dinged! From Thiago Alcantara and the perfect roast dinner to Paul Tierney's bedsheets to the Girls Aloud & Sugababes analogies you never saw coming, we cover a lot of ground in 35 minutes. Please let us know if you enjoy the new show - and head over to our social media channels to vote on who did the best job. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Special: Klopp vs Fergie

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2021 161:37

    With Liverpool vs Man Utd upon us this weekend, it seems like the perfect time to drop our first special podcast of 2021, taking a closer look at the careers of Jurgen Klopp and Sir Alex Ferguson. They're the great modern managers of the two most successful football clubs in England - but who is the best? We debate Klopp vs Fergie in nine categories of football management; Personality, Leadership & Coaching, Tactics & Philosophy, Substitutions, Transfers, Youth Development, Trophies, Motivation & Man Management, and Media & Mind Games to determine who really comes out on top. This might be the most extensive podcast we've ever done, delving into both men's incredible careers; plus, all the expecting detours along the way, including Jose Mourinho, Jordan Henderson, Pep Guardiola, Arsene Wenger, Dani Alves, Chris Wilder, Thierry Henry, Ilkay Gundogan, Sergio Ramos, Mesut Ozil, international management, VAR, the MCU, Monopoly, Dracula, food poisoning, Ribena, and far too many deviations on sex and bananas. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E12: Zombie Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 149:17

    Happy New Year! Rebecca & Alex are back and there is so much to chat about. From candles, to America, to sexism, to the Mandalorian (spoiler alert on that one, by the way), and yes there's even some actual football chat on this show for good measure. We kick off with whether the season will continue after more positive COVID results, before delving into Liverpool’s slump and alarming form gets addressed with discussion about the centre back debate, terrible officiating, lazy punditry, the loss of Fabinho and Henderson in midfield, and whether Klopp and the boys can rally from a difficult period. Unsurprisingly, Frank Lampard is judged quite harshly this week given Chelsea's recent form, with chat about his tactical naivety, the Timo Werner problem, and whether we could see a new manager at Stamford Bridge soon. Elsewhere, the Karen Carney treatment from Leeds United's social media team gets a lot of time and we get into a big old tangent about women, sexism & double standards, before finding some time to chat about Manchester United's resurgence and whether they're truly title contenders again. Plus, a Patreon update, stupid right back narratives, Lampard in nappies, Sheba & Spurs, Brexit managers, yummy Pochettino, whack-a-mole strikers, Klopp and potatoes, "mustard couples", board game preparation, robin confusion, jugs of gin, biting and botties, and Baby Yoda vs Sasha Banks. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E11: Silva Lightning

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2020 154:30

    Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals! Rebecca & Alex are back to hopefully bring some Xmas cheer as we catch up on the last few weeks of football action, with plenty of wild tangents and analogies along the way! We start with the sad news of former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier's passing at the age of 73, discussing how beloved he was in the game, how he brought a winning mentality back to Liverpool, and built the foundations for their success for the next two decades. Current Liverpool are flying; maybe it's not quite the crisis that the pundits wanted us to believe, with some incredible performances against Crystal Palace and Tottenham, with particular love from us for Bobby Firmino, Curtis Jones, Gini Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson. Tottenham's title challenge meanwhile has taken a significant hit in the last two games, with those losses to Liverpool and Leicester City. We discuss what their chances are realistically, whether Mourinho fully trusts his squad, and fume about some of Harry Kane's latest antics. It's been an up and down few weeks for Frank Lampard's Chelsea with their inconsistency still a strange situation given the strength of the squad. We focus on the impressive Thiago Silva, the less impressive Kai Havertz, and ask whether we should be worried about Timo Werner's lack of goals. And there's also plenty of chat about Arteta's Arsenal not quite living up to our expectations, the consistently baffling Manchester United, Scott McTominay as the Gini Wijnaldum of Scotland, and why PSG might have sacked Thomas Tuchel (let's just say, it's probably not to do with the results). Plus, Noah's Twitter takeover, sport shop sexism, Klopp vs Wilder continues, Chelsea's hallmark, Aurier reverts to classic mode, 'Van der Boop', when shithousery goes too far, why you should never tell Patrice Evra anything in confidence, Tories in the building, porky gin, toddlers with knives, floaties in the pool, extensive sandwich descriptions, deep fat fryer speakers, hosting The Price is Right, 'trombelise', and Mouse in the House 2: the Return of Ratatouille. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E10: The French Connection

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 135:29

    It's been a wild week and Rebecca & Alex are here to tell you all about it - and talk about the football too. Besides the stories of new jobs and broken toilets, fridges & lifts, there's also plenty of Premier League and Champions League action to delve into. We kick off with Chelsea to chat about their recent improvements under Frank Lampard; has moving N'Golo Kante back to his favoured position helped the team, do Chelsea actually have a spine again, and should Olivier Giroud be starting more regularly after his impressive 'quatrick' against Sevilla? Meanwhile, Kelleher and the kids are alright at Liverpool with a win over Ajax to get to the next round of the Champions League. We discuss the importance of giving youngsters time (we're looking at you Neco Williams haters), a disappointing performance vs Brighton, and whether Curtis Jones is more like Gerrard or Casillas. Then, we have a lot to say about Jurgen Klopp vs Des Kelly and BT Sport, the 5 subs debate, and the importance of good journalism - before turning our attention to the terrible head injury and concussion protocols following the disturbing clash of heads between Raul Jimenez and David Luiz, particularly the decision to allow Luiz to play on. Plus, we find time to rant some more about VAR, 'Sean Douche', football tribalism, Lampard's Saturn head, mustard rug midfielders, Toadie and James Milner, Equestrian analogies, cheese buffets, spreadsheet bullying, the thought that killed the cat, the perfect fillet steak, coffee on the wall, choir boys cheating, the 8th circle below Hell, and being secure in your own penis. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E09: Day Of The Daddy Long-Legs

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2020 131:30

    Rebecca & Alex are back after another busy week of football to chat about Liverpool, Chelsea, Jose Mourinho and everything in between. We start with the sad news that Diego Armando Maradona has passed away and look back on the incredible career of a man who transcended football, his legacy as the ultimate flawed genius, as well as the pathetic reactions of certain sections of the English media and Peter Shilton. Liverpool have had an up and down week, losing to Atalanta in the Champions League but really making a statement in the Premier League against Leicester City. We look at how Klopp has built a squad designed to cope with injuries, the ageless James Milner, fixture congestion, and the PSL brilliance of Bobby Firmino. Jose Mourinho also put down a marker with Tottenham's 2-0 win over Pep Guardiola's Manchester City. We take a closer look at Spurs as genuine title contenders, the resurgence of Tanguy Ndombele, why Man City can't score goals, and the decline of Bernardo Silva. Things are starting to click for Frank Lampard's Chelsea and we consider their unbeaten run, what their best front three actually is, and Olivier Giroud's future at the club. And we delve into the Lallana and Welbeck connection at Brighton, more David Coote VAR nonsense, Fulham's bizzare relationship with penalties, Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring more league goals than Arsenal this season, Pepe's tired headbutt, Theo Walcott's lovely time back at Southampton, and why it is actually Atletico Madrid's year in La Liga. Plus, fans potentially returning to stadiums, Jamie Redknapp is correct for once, Joe Cole smacking bums, Jurgen Klopp as Michelle Obama, Brendan Rodgers and chapstick, Lampard between the legs, Masterchef: The Professionals edits, OnlyFans vs Patreon, the best cake maker, sexy Range Rovers, Ribena & Gin, midnight feasts, sunken soufflés, predictability in unpredictability, and a bubble bath of HP sauce. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E08: Wilbur's Willy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2020 121:51

    It's been a couple of weeks since our last show but Rebecca & Alex have been working on some exciting things behind the scenes; as well as watching lots of football as usual. We catch up on the positives of the international break (ie. Scotland qualifying for the Euros) before chatting about the long list of negatives, primarily the number of injuries and positive COVID-19 tests over the last couple of weeks from playing largely pointless international matches. Naturally, that leads us onto Liverpool and their current injury crisis. We chat about how they'll deal with the absences going forward, as well as looking back at some of the talking points which came out of the 1-1 draw against Manchester City, from the ongoing Firmino and Jota debate to Pep and Klopp's five substitutions discussion - and yes, Alex does celebrate his wild prediction about the game actually coming true! We also discuss the form of Man City and Tottenham ahead of their fascinating showdown this weekend. Pep Guardiola has signed a new deal at Man City but Mourinho will fancy playing spoiler as he celebrates his one year anniversary at Spurs. And we catch up on some of the big talking points from the last couple of weeks, including the media vs Marcus Rashford & Mason Greenwood, Thiago Silva's worrying comments about headaches, yet more VAR offside nonsense, and Greg Clarke's comments which cost him his job as FA Chairman & the importance of educating yourself. Plus, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney buy Wrexham AFC, the Mo Salah COVID discourse, a lack of protection for players, poisonous animals at football matches, will Messi go to Man City, Harry Kane for Tottenham vs Harry Kane for England, karaoke with the Firminos, Ziyech in pink, the Formation King, warming a heated seat, the healing powers of a wet blue paper towel, 'wee jobbies', the US Election results, Justice for Hermine, why Noah is bad at maths, Rebecca's clocks theory, and how Alex is a victim of his own success. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E07: Mourinho On Safari

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 128:28

    It's been another jam packed couple of weeks of Premier League & Champions League football, and Rebecca & Alex are back (almost) recovered from their Halloween hangovers to discuss as many of the big talking points as they can. Despite the fact everyone seems to be talking about Liverpool's "crisis", they're now sitting at the top of the Premier League once again. We chat about how the concerns over centre backs were eased by the performances of Nat Phillips vs West Ham and Rhys Williams vs FC Midtjylland, Shaqiri's resurgence, whether Jota should start over Firmino, look ahead to Man City vs Liverpool, and chat about the disappointing responses to Mo Salah winning a penalty, the role of the media and unconscious bias. Chelsea are also on a good run of form - they're actually keeping clean sheets and they're scoring goals too. We question if we should ease up on Frank Lampard as a manager, how Hakim Ziyech has impressed, and Chelsea's shifting formations. We also look at Arsenal's win over Man Utd, Solskjaer's inconsistency as a manager, the Partey & Elneny partnership, Southampton's ethos, 'Hat Trick' Bamford, Kane & Son vs Drogba & Lampard, and Ancelotti embracing the 'Bitter Blue' mentality at Everton. Plus, Rebecca vs John Barnes, Luis Garcia's favourite time of the year, if international breaks should be postponed, what sustains Martin Tyler, Sean Dyche and the Grand Canyon, 'Russ Barkey', Gilmour in the gulag, nonsense narratives, waddling to bed, different shaped holes, 'The Lockdown Lay-Down', and the importance of admitting when you're wrong. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E06: Ew, David

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2020 132:37

    After another weekend jam packed with Premier League action, Rebecca & Alex are back to discuss as many talking points as we can in 2 hours. The Merseyside Derby proved to be one of the wildest in years, so we have to delve into *that* Pickford tackle, the Richarlison challenge on Thiago, yet another poor showing from the VAR team, the closest offside call to date, the epic return of Jordan Henderson, Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring AGAIN, and how Liverpool will cope at the back without Virgil van Dijk this season (get well soon). Elsewhere, Spurs did another Spurs and despite an incredible start, Tottenham Hotspur threw away a three goal lead to draw 3-3 against West Ham. We chat about that comeback, whether we've been too harsh on David Moyes, the exciting tactical shifts from Mourinho, Harry Kane's new role, and whether Spurs have the stones to actually challenge for a title this season. Plus, we make our predictions for next weekend's games, discuss Timo Werner getting off the mark for Chelsea, Newcastle supporters' brilliant food bank initiative, whether Steve Bruce is the right man for Newcastle, if Solskjaer will ever start Van De Beek, Arsenal's deep midfield issue, as well as an extended chat on Sergio Aguero, Sian Massey-Ellis, micro-aggressions and the poor response to the situation from Pep Guardiola and social media. Plus, Rebecca vs Everton Twitter, Sadio Mane playing shirts and skins, Joel Matip's angry dad walk, Hendo as the perfect pie, memeing Pickford, 'Vanny Gaal', Lloris in Tier 2, why Werner loves the left, Arteta vs the Zombies, Batman's noncing, trigonometry degrees, Pornhub reactions, Sherlock & Molly, Piper in Orange is the New Black, and Rebecca admits she was wrong. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Special: Listener Q&A 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 81:33

    It’s another international break, so as requested, Rebecca and Alex are back with a Q&A podcast that covers everything you want to know, from football to life and everything in between. On the football front, we talk Project Big Picture and which elements of the concept we'd keep, the controversial PPV games announcement, who is the best left back in the Premier League (on current form), dream European cup runs, and more. As for everything else, we delve into dream destinations, wild conspiracy theories, our indefensible opinions, how we spend Christmas Day, horror movies, Aldi middle aisle finds, and much more. Plus, Gareth Southgate's right back obsession, Wijnaldum vs Alonso, Buck's Fizz aka. 'Middle Class Crack', pathetic opinions, taking Angela Merkel to the disco, Ghoul School, bad British accents, faulty Xmas turkeys, Ribena vs Vimto, 'the Christina Conspiracy', and the blowjob stool. SPOILER ALERT: There is a lot of chat about this week's episode of the Great British Bake Off at the start of the show (just in case you haven't watched it yet!) **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E05: Classic Bit Of Barclays

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2020 116:52

    The wild weekends of Premier League action just keep on coming and Rebecca & Alex have another bumper episode to try and break down yet more chaos in the Barclays. We start with Aston Villa's 7-2 win over Liverpool (no, we actually didn't all dream it). We chat about how good Villa's performance was, Liverpool's issues in the midfield and the defensive high line, what Klopp can learn from this defeat, whether Virgil van Dijk is truly a leader, and Adrian being made the scapegoat yet again. We got another crazy result as Tottenham destroyed Man Utd 6-1, with Jose Mourinho finally getting his revenge on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - condescending head pat and all. We chat about Spurs' improvements, Lamela's sh*thousery, Man Utd's shambolic defending, Solskjaer continuing to get an easy ride from the media, and Patrice Evra's epic meltdown on Sky. We also dig into a good weekend for Rebecca and Chelsea finally, a great debut for Ben Chilwell, goalkeeping improvements, and whether Chelsea's forwards quite fit. There's also chat about Pep vs Bielsa, why Man City keep dropping off after 20 minutes, unbeaten Everton, Pickford's issues, whether Brighton are clinical enough, Arsenal's fascinating transfer window, Burnley actually being relegation candidates, and the David Moyes work from home revolution continues. Plus, the backup keeper dilemma, 'Match of the Day Boo', Eric Dier and Jose Mourinho's toilet conversations, thirsting over Calvert-Lewin, Lucas Digne as Lee from Steps, posting season reviews to Barcelona fans, Ozil as Gunnersaurus, Man Utd fan fiction, Solskjaer's stinky bin, believing in the dress, the Jaffa Cake debate, 'fool of a Took', and Rebecca's pasta machine story. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E04: Buck Buck Buckaroo

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2020 115:01

    It was yet another wild weekend in the Premier League and Rebecca & Alex are back to talk football, Titanic, MCU spin offs, and everything in between. It was another win for Liverpool, and we discuss how their total dominance doesn’t necessarily mean Arsenal haven’t improved under Arteta, Robbo and his redemption, more Salah and Mane magnificence, DioGOAL Jota's impressive league debut, and how nice it feels to be able to trust a midfield without Jordan Henderson. Inevitably, Chelsea's bizarre 3-3 performance against West Brom brings a rant, although not necessarily from who you'd expect. While the fightback is praised, there's a lot of discussion about the continued issues around Lampard's defensive coaching and his tactics, as well as Captain Thiago Silva's debut to forget, the Tammy & Werner combo, and how Kepa must currently feel. Leicester City secured the win of the weekend with an incredible performance against Manchester City. We talk about Vardy haunting Pep Guardiola again, why Brendan Rodgers deserves more respect, whether Man City's tactics have become too predictable, and yes there's another rant about Rodri's comments and the team's mentality. We also delve into that ridiculous Man Utd win over Brighton, whether Brighton should be concerned that their great performances aren't necessarily converting to points, David Moyes' work from home West Ham revolution, Leeds United and Patrick Bamford, worries over Sheffield Utd, and lots of talk about the new handball rule which has caused so much furore this weekend. Plus, Klopp vs Keane, Top Red trailblazers, Total Football with Irn Bru, Muller memes, why everyone is the new Bournemouth, Jamie Vardy foreplay, Mystic Mourinho, Roy Hodgson leading the managers into battle, Connie Britton, Dusty Finishes, "Trogboggle", bonus post-credit scenes, and why Pep needs to become a butterfly. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E03: Pigs and Gravy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2020 110:16

    It was the first Chelsea vs Liverpool showdown of the season and Rebecca and Alex are back to chat about Alex coming out on top of another DICTL face-off. We chat about a statement victory for the Reds, on the back of a great week in the transfer window, reminding everyone why they’re the defending champions. Fabinho, Alisson, Firmino and Sadio Mane were all brilliant, while we got to see a great debut from new boy Thiago Alcantara who conducted the midfield symphony beautifully. We also delve into and dissect Chelsea’s continued issues, including Lampard's tactics, Kepa’s confidence, that defending, and why Lampard and pigs probably shouldn’t be mentioned in the same sentence. Elsewhere, we talk about another solid performance from Arteta's Arsenal, Man Utd's shocking performance & why Solskjaer continues to escape the blame from the pundits, Crystal Palace vs Sky Sports being the new Hodgson vs the Mascot feud, Son and Kane saving Tottenham, Gareth Bale's return to the Premier League, another 7 goal thriller for Leeds United, Aston Villa's improvements, issues for West Brom, Fulham & Sheffield Utd, another great performance from Ancelotti's Everton, and Man City kicking off their campaign with a big win over Wolves. Plus, Bobby Dynamite, singing Thiago songs, Klopp's commitment to The Code, why Football Twitter hates football, bold tackling techniques, cloning Lamptey, James Rodriguez cooking at 180, Daniel Levy's nostalgia, wishy washy Tories, 'Ms Molly' confusion, disproportionate reactions, why you don't keep the Bounty, and stabbing voodoo dolls in the penis. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E02: Rebecca The Top Red

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2020 102:47

    The Premier League is back and Rebecca & Alex are here with their hot takes on the opening weekend of the season, after wins for both Liverpool and Chelsea in their first games. Liverpool vs Leeds United was a cracker and, while there is of course caution over reading too much into the first game, we have to discuss Leeds and Bielsa's bold tactics in their 4-3 loss, the defensive errors from both sides, how Mo Salah still seems to be bizarrely underrated, Firmino's role, and maintaining relentlessness this season. Chelsea got the job done against Brighton and it's early days yet, but it wasn't quite the free flowing attacking performance some fans may have hoped for. We chat about Lampard's spending, his tactical nous and in-game management, plus whether it's actually Loftus-Cheek who will suffer from the Havertz signing, rather than Mason Mount. Elsewhere, we chat about how good Everton can actually be this season now that they have a proper midfield, with Allan, Doucouré and James Rodriguez all hitting the ground running in their debuts, as well as praise for Calvert-Lewin and Pickford's performances and the Ancelotti Effect. Tottenham under Mourinho on the other hand looked lethargic and we question whether this Spurs team have the spirit or the smarts to give him what he needs on the pitch, as well as if he's still the manager he once was. We also look at positive performances from Arsenal and Wolves, what we can expect from Sheffield Utd this season, and a brand new feature is introduced which allows Rebecca to make an insane prediction about Lampard, shirt ripping and a very specific tattoo. Plus, defending titles without a defence, Lampard's Spanx, more Harry Kane rants, Martin Keown vs Martin Tyler, hairy handed morons, Mensa and maths, spreadsheet apps, gloryhole analogies, autumn wardrobes, defensive midfielders as Hermione Granger, Duracell & Durex, and revisiting the Twilight saga. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S3E01: Premier League Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2020 131:09

    It's been a few weeks but Rebecca and Alex are back with a bumper episode to catch up on finals, transfers, and preview the Premier League season. After some quick chat about the Messi saga at Barcelona, we catch up on Liverpool's lack of transfer activity, why that might be, whether fans should be worried, the emergence of Minamino, whether letting Brewster go could be a mistake, and if Liverpool can retain the Premier Legaue title against Man City this season. Conversely, Chelsea have had a very busy transfer window and we take a look at how effective all those new signings might be, whether Mason Mount can feel hard done by, why they still haven't signed a goalkeeper yet, and whether the 'Frank Lampard Effect' is real. We also delve into how good the likes of Man Utd and Arsenal could be this season, whether Mourinho can finally make Tottenham tick again, how well the promoted sides will perform in the Premier League, whether Aston Villa will surprise people, and could this finally be the season where Everton get top six and Burnley are actually relegation candidates? And yes, we give you our soon-to-be infamous top six and relegation predictions for this season too. Plus, Bielsa in the Premier League, Lovren turning into prime Pele, Disasterclass Management 101, Thiago Silva's underwear, the two Masons, De Gea's time machine, full backs who can actually defend, Harry Kane's team talks, penalties on loan, Masterchef Australia, the worst first day at the office, crawling through sh*t, baby oiled arms, how tequila fixes everything, overbaked cakes, strongly worded letters, drunk posh accents, and how nobody cares about your penis. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S2E32: Farmer's League

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2020 91:08

    Rebecca and Alex are back for a Champions League quarter-finals special, after all four games seriously lived up to the hype - with some pretty shocking jokes and (hopefully) some better analysis. In the biggest shock of the round, Manchester City lost to Lyon and while the pundits spent the majority of their time looking at how Man City went wrong, we bring focus to what Lyon did right, their star men, and a nod to the SPFL along the way, before we look at why Pep keeps coming unstuck at the quarter finals stage and those strange tactical decisions. Barcelona were hammered 8-2 by Bayern Munich, with Rebecca risking the wrath of Liverpool Twitter with her opinion on Alphonso Davies, while we praise Thomas Muller again (both for his dad jokes and his on pitch performance), and chat about just where Barcelona go next, with Messi pulling the strings for far too long and a change needed from top to bottom at the club. Atletico Madrid were disappointing in their loss to RB Leipzig and anyone who's listened to the podcast regularly will know our love for Atleti; which is why we're so angry about their performance in this quarter-final. We question why Simeone keeps setting up one of the best teams in Europe to play like underdogs, whether this is the end of the cycle, issues around Joao Felix and Diego Costa, and that phenomenal centre back showing from Dayot Upamecano. PSG broke all our hearts with their late comeback to knock out Atalanta. We praise Atlanta for nearly getting the job done, PSG's injury issues, defend Neymar, and whether PSG can finally go all the way and win the Champions League this season. Plus, one-legged ties, Arturo Vidal's pre-match comments, whether Philippe Coutinho is the worst transfer of all time, midfield seasoning, 'Moosacres', sharing bottles of wine, 'Man in the Mirror', Pinky and the Brain tactics, Argentinian tea, Cafu-like creatures, fluffy handcuffs, and stealthy Noah strikes again. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S2E31: HR Nightmare

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2020 64:52

    Rebecca and Alex are back with a European football focused show, after managing to overcome the hangover from hell following drunken karaoke after THAT defeat against Bayern Munich. Chelsea and Liverpool might be out of the Champions League but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of teams to talk about and a few to root for. We kick off by discussing what went wrong for Chelsea, the persistent issues that follow Frank Lampard around like a bad smell, and just how good this Bayern Munich team actually are. Is Lewandowski in the form of his life and can Hansi Flick's exciting, rejuvenated side go all the way? Juventus' Champions League dreams were dashed once again, this time by a remarkable Lyon side - who may be the surprise package of the tournament so far. The defeat also lost Maurizio Sarri his job and we analyse where it went wrong for Sarri at Juventus, why the board are so focused on quick fixes over long term planning, and how on Earth Andrea Pirlo has ended up becoming the new manager. After seeing off Napoli, Barcelona have set up the tie of the round against Bayern, with talk turning to Messi magic and if that’s going to be enough this time to see them through. And elsewhere, Man City turned in a great performance to see off a shaky Real Madrid, courtesy of a couple of Raphael Varane errors. We chat about English fans' perceptions of players who have a bad day at the office, just how much Real missed Sergio Ramos, and whether Man City can finally go the whole hog and win the Champions League this season. Plus, Willian actually leaves Chelsea, Juventus' microwave meal mentality, Cristiano Ronaldo's tantrum, Pirlo and donuts, 7 Up, The Wizard of Oz, sandwich skills, disposable crap, a big tease, the real Tiger King, and 'Kiddie Management'. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S2E30: Danger High Voltage

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2020 111:10

    The Premier League season is officially over and the FA Cup Final played out, so Rebecca and Alex are back for a bumper show to wrap up a crazy season (before the Champions League returns, anyway!). We start with that surprising result in the FA Cup Final, looking at Lampard's coaching, Chelsea's identity, how Arteta has improved Arsenal, Pulisic's brilliance, a shocking refereeing showing, hamstring injuries all over the place, and a brilliant Aubameyang performance. Liverpool finally lifted the Premier League trophy after beating Chelsea and we catch up on that wild game and the final day win vs Newcastle United; plus, the hilarious meltdowns from rival fans over LFC celebrating winning four trophies in 12 months and Jordan Henderson (deservedly) winning the FWA Footballer of the Year Award. We also recap the final day of the Premier League season, with Man Utd and Chelsea securing Champions League football, with Watford and Bournemouth consigned to relegation. Can Man Utd kick on next season? Do serious questions need to be asked of Leicester City's drop off? Will Eddie Howe join Burnley after leaving Bournemouth? And is Pepe Reina the greatest cheerleader of all time? Plus, revisiting our pre-season predictions, terrible trophy lifts, if anyone can stop Juventus in Serie A, Ian Wright's coaching, The Rise of Solskjaer, Keane and Micah's sweet & sour sauce, suing Hawkeye, burnt toast, spanked hineys, investing in Pampers, being happily tipsy, vegan cream, 3.30am phone calls, and, of course, Frank Lampard's 'Code'. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S2E29: The OG Boys

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2020 120:17

    Rebecca and Alex are back from a serious case of the man flu for a bumper podcast to catch up on all things Premier League, FA Cup and CAS decisions. We start with Lampard's Chelsea finally beating Solskjaer's Manchester United in the FA Cup, with proof that the back three is Chelsea's best option. Plus, chat about an improved midfield performance, does N'Golo Kante stay, more David de Gea errors, whether Dean Henderson should be Man Utd's No 1 goalkeeper next season, and a discussion about head injury protocol after Eric Bailly's injury. In the other FA Cup semi-final, Arsenal surprisingly bested Man City to end "one of their greatest ever weeks" on a sour note. We look at how Mikel Arteta has improved Arsenal and how far he could take them, if Man City are 'mentality minions', and how Man City's Champions League ban being overturned could permanently change football and FFP. Liverpool are officially on the beach and we chat about their drop off in form since the title win, whether it affects their legacy, how much points records matter, and look ahead to Wednesday's trophy lift. Plus, chat about the relegation battle, Watford's bizarre decision to sack Nigel Pearson, where Teemu Pukki goes next, Leeds United's promotion, and Real Madrid's La Liga title win - including what this means for Messi and Barcelona. Plus, Jose Mourinho haunts Brendan Rodgers again, how Pep Guardiola peaked in High School, Nick Pope as England's No 1, calamitous Gareth Bale, Woke Souness, press narratives, ranking goalkeepers on the beach, Abramovic's yacht, Big Macs with no sauce, 'tribrids', a Xabi Alonso-type creature, tequila at half time, golden roofs, Masterchef Billy, Viagra adverts, and a startling sandwich debate. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S2E28: Mouse In The House

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2020 88:10

    After a ludicrous battle with a mouse in their flat, Rebecca and Alex are back to discuss an interesting week in the life of Liverpool and Chelsea fans. Liverpool got back to winning ways against Aston Villa in their first home game as champions - with a Curtis Jones goal for good measure. We dig into how Liverpool's midfield might look next season and whether those Thiago rumours hold any weight, before looking back at the loss to Man City at the Etihad. We consider Man City's mentality, whether this was truly them laying down a marker for next season, Kevin De Bruyne vs Jordan Henderson, and how uncomfortable the Raheem Sterling / Joe Gomez situation makes us. Chelsea have also had an up and down time; their loss to West Ham had all the hallmarks of the defence and midfield at their worst under Frank Lampard, but they looked far better against Watford. We analyse Barkley and Mount's form, where Jorginho has gone, left back issues, and whether Willian will be at this club forever. And there's plenty to chat about when it comes to the top four / top five race; with Man Utd's Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood inspired resurgence, Arsenal's success after switching to a back three, Leicester City's poor run finally coming to an end as Jamie Vardy got on the scoresheet again, Wolves' slip up, Sheffield Utd's up and down form, and who's really to blame for Tottenham's decline? Plus, Klopp vs Shreeves, more VAR handball nonsense, early morning scares, Twitter nonces, nacho stealing, Matic the soldier, the middle aisle of Aldi, bringing back Ashley Cole, cubed chicken, Mark from Love is Blind, mini men on CBeebies, swanning like a duck, and 'asterisk vs ostrich'. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Bonus: Liverpool Are Champions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2020 56:32

    It's official: Liverpool are finally Premier League Champions and it was a Chelsea win which confirmed it. So you know Rebecca & Alex had to jump on the mics and give you a bonus podcast to chat about a wild night at Stamford Bridge. It's been a long, emotional wait for the Premier League trophy and who would have thought it would be games involving Crystal Palace and Chelsea which would finally bring an end to 30 years of hurt? We chat about Liverpool's impressive 4-0 win over Crystal Palace - including standout performances all over the pitch, with special mentions for Fabinho, Mo Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson. Then we dig into a wildly entertaining game between Chelsea and Manchester City, as Pulisic and Willian made the difference, with a little help from some bad defending and a moment of madness from Fernandinho. We do discuss how important a win this was for Chelsea in their battle for top four (everyone else seemed to forget that bit), before looking back at this incredible Liverpool season, including the most memorable and important moments along the way, big turning points in the (brief) title race, who's been Liverpool's best player, and lots of love for Jordan Henderson and Jurgen Norbert Klopp. Plus Facetiming family, celebration hangovers, lethal cocktails, 'Missionary Man', pizza noncing, Chelsea's greatest hits, the spider from James and the Giant Peach, Salah as Christian Grey, 68 vs 69, and Lampard's big assist. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S2E27: Gammon Joints & Injuries

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2020 89:09

    The Premier League was finally back in action this week and Rebecca and Alex are delighted to be able to discuss it again. A slightly anticlimactic Merseyside Derby 0-0 means that Liverpool have to wait slightly longer to win the title but there's plenty to chat about from Goodison Park, including LFC's car park entrance, Mike Dean's lockdown beard, Naby Keita and Alisson Becker's performances, and Everton's solid defensive work. Chelsea too made slightly hard work of their first match back, ultimately getting the win against Aston Villa, despite Kortney Hause's first half goal. We chat about Chelsea's old issues rearing their ugly head once again, Pulisic's impact, Azpilicueta's resurgence, and keeping Kepa. Tottenham vs Man Utd brought out one of the all-time great Roy Keane rants and we discuss those David de Gea issues, plus Paul Pogba's impact, that Spurs cat trying to muscle in on Noah's territory, and grumpy Mourinho returning with a bang. We also delve into various other talking points from across the Premier League, including Sheffield Utd's unlucky return, Michael Oliver's watch issues, Saint-Maximin's silky skills, whether Crystal Palace could sneak into a European place - and yes, plenty of chat about Arsenal's terrible week, from Neil Maupay's last minute winner to a vintage David Luiz performance. And in 'Around The World', we take a quick look at Napoli beating Juventus in the Coppa Italia Final, a La Liga title race between a flat Barcelona team and a resurgent Real Madrid side, and Celta Vigo's greatest bending of a rule ever. Plus, bruised knees, air raid sirens, baby celebrations, Dejan Lovren anxieties, French plaits, woolly nonces, George of the Jungle, skinny piggies, fixing fax machines, '5 bottles of wine penis', and why Arsenal are like Mean Girls. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Special: Project Restart Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2020 89:45

    Project Restart is a go and the Premier League is finally returning this week, so Rebecca and Alex are here to preview it. We discuss how we got here, social distancing, football without fans, and look back at some of the moments you may have forgotten actually happened in this Premier League season. We look ahead to how we expect the remainder of Liverpool and Chelsea's seasons to go, before previewing how we think the race for top four and the relegation battle will play out. How will injury returns help Man Utd and Tottenham? Will the suspension of the Europa League benefit Wolves? Will Sheffield Utd focus on the FA Cup over the Premier League? Are Norwich and Bournemouth done for? Could John McGinn returning for Aston Villa help keep them up? Plus, Prime Minister Marcus Rashford, Chelsea's transfer dealings, could Coutinho return to Anfield, Klopp cloning Origi, Azpilicueta and Hodgson's sitcom pilot, Caballero vs Carbonara, 'the Mike Ashley model', meerkat chat, the birds by the window, a smack on the botty, poppin' veins, seeing right through Jose, Alex's listening skills, and Eddie Howe the Hobbit. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Special: What If...?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2020 87:43

    Rebecca and Alex are back with another special and this time we're looking at big 'What If?' moments in the history of both Liverpool and Chelsea. These five famous sliding doors moments had huge ramifications for both clubs and we consider how the trajectory of both teams' futures could have changed if those moments had happened differently - and how the whole landscape of football could have been altered. What would have happened if Jesper Grønkjær never scored the £1 billion goal? What if Chelsea hadn't signed Andriy Shevchenko? What if Rafa Benitez's infamous 'facts' rant never took place? What if Andres Iniesta didn't score that last minute goal for Barcelona vs Chelsea in 2009? And what if Luis Garcia's 'ghost goal' had never been given, after all? From Jose Mourinho's future at Chelsea to Steven Gerrard's decision to stay at Liverpool - to even wider ramifications such as Pep Guardiola and Alex Ferguson's legacies in football, altering these historic moments could have had wide ranging effects on football history. Plus, packing bags quicker than Mickey Mouse, horse's milk, Drogba the shrimp, 17 month breakdowns, waking up in cold sweats, slips and self importance, wet wipes and Hendo, gas hallucinations, literally being a ghost, and would Rebecca and Alex even have met if not for Luis Garcia? Let us know how you think football history could have changed if these five moments never happened. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Special: Our Worst Liverpool & Chelsea XIs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2020 89:27

    Rebecca and Alex are back with a special podcast which threatens to get wild! We delve into our worst ever XIs for our respective clubs - and how we define ‘worst’ is completely up to us. Who are the worst players to play for Liverpool and Chelsea? There are plenty of bad buys, players who were great at others clubs but terrible for ours, players you've almost certainly forgotten exist, and even club legends make an appearance. And wow, there are some astoundingly poor players on display here - from 'the next Zinedine Zidane' to the guy who was happy not starting a league game for three whole years. Plus, The Big Flower Fight, driving to Durham, Facebook rants, being unfit for Sunderland, serious wastes of pennies, opening your legs for Messi, within spitting distance, forcing yourself into photos, why you don't buy from the MLS, the 'Aldi Jonjo Shelvey', Bernard's Watch, Splooshy Bertie, the curse of shirt numbers, and 'keeping your horses peeled'. Let us know who you'd pick for your worst ever club XIs. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Special: Steven Gerrard vs Frank Lampard

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2020 116:44

    We finally did it! It's the special you've all been waiting for, as Rebecca and Alex debate who is better: Steven Gerrard or Frank Lampard. The two finest English midfielders of their generation, legends for Liverpool and Chelsea respectively, with plenty of cups, goals and big moments between them. So to finally determine who is better and end the debate which has raged on for two decades, we've decided to break down both legends' careers by nine categories (no cop out ties on this podcast): goalscoring, passing, defending, big game performances, leadership, trophies, loyalty, international duty, and management. Plus, additional detours on the John Terry effect, Paul Scholes Defenders, versatility, mentality, leading by example, pulling rabbits out of hats, thunderbastards, Intertoto Cups, press conference performances, football's Bridget Jones, 'falooting and tooting', the Twilight saga, and Battlestar Galactica. Let us know if you agree with our final decision and who you'd pick to win each of the categories. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S2E26: Voldemort's Spunk

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2020 64:45

    After a weekend of lockdown birthday celebrations, Rebecca and Alex are back to catch up on what's been happening in the world of football over the last couple of weeks. We delve into Liverpool's now-reversed decision to furlough some non-playing staff and the backlash that ensued. We discuss why the idea caused so much controversy, how the owners responded, as well as the wider political issues surrounding it. We also discuss the Players Together initiative led by Jordan Henderson and other Premier League captains, and some of the other great work done by clubs and players to support people and the NHS during this difficult period. There's plenty of chat about Matt Hancock's comments about Premier League footballers donating wages, as well as the wider misconceptions around footballers and money, the media's role in that, and how the PFA have completely failed to defend players during this crisis. And we've definitely learned what not to do during a global pandemic, courtesy of Jose Mourinho, Kyle Walker and Jack Grealish. Plus, lethal margaritas, rabbit Hitler, Snape cardboard cutouts, the crime of different coloured slippers, smoke and mirrors, spilled coffee, sardine oil, Rebecca as Storm, and the Netflix sensation 'Tiger King'. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Special: Our Inspirational XIs

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2020 104:55

    It continues to be a strange time in the world but Rebecca and Alex are back with another special, looking at some of our favourite ever football players. Inspired by the recent viral Twitter thread, we've picked our inspirational starting XIs - a full team of players who have inspired us in different ways. Including the magicians, players who have transcended the game, working hard, players who history should be kinder to, Gerrard vs Lampard (inevitably), and plenty of surprises. Plus, how Roberto Carlos inspired a musical, Paul Scholes and Chardonnay, Brazilian legends, knowing your worth, Ratatouille, a bigger escape than Prison Break, 'interpretating', throwing everything into the basket, Pirate or Chorley, headbutts and deep fat fryers, plunging the flooper, and buttoning up your fanny. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Special: Quarantine Quiz

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2020 36:29

    Football leagues across Europe are on hiatus due to the Coronavirus, but Rebecca and Alex are back with a quick catch up podcast while we await the decisions on the future of this season from UEFA and the FA. Rather than speculating too much on what this could mean for the future of the Premier League and football, we wanted to lighten the mood slightly with a quick Quarantine Quiz. We chat about our favourite nostalgic football moments, which football person we'd like to be stuck in coronavirus quarantine with, moments from the season we don't want to be voided, and more. We also find time to dip into some current topics too, including Wayne Rooney's comments, that Karren Brady statement, Ronaldinho's prison football performance, Sergio Aguero's living room, and the art of preparing politely for self isolation. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S2E25: I Wash Myself With A Cup

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2020 85:26

    Liverpool have actually lost a league game, but all is not doom and gloom as Rebecca and Alex are back to find the positives. Naturally, we have to kick off with Chelsea beating Liverpool in the FA Cup as BILLY GILMOUR stole the headlines with his fantastic performance in midfield, while Kepa Arrizabalaga reminded everyone just how good a goalkeeper he still is. We delve into those improvements for Chelsea, as well as analysing the drop off in Liverpool's form since the winter break and whether there's any reason for Reds fans to panic after the back-to-back losses against Watford and Chelsea. Elsewhere, Man City won their third Carabao Cup in a row in an entertaining final against Aston Villa. We discuss how Villa made the final a contest, as well as looking at the performances of Tyrone Mings, Phil Foden, Claudio Bravo, and the ever calamitous John Stones. We also delve into Norwich's resurgence in the last week as they surprisingly bested Leicester in the league, before they less-surprisingly beat Tottenham in the FA Cup. We chat about penalty master Tim Krul, why Spurs are so shambolic at the moment, and try and make sense of Eric Dier's crowd altercation, as well as chatting about the level of abuse players experience in the modern game. There's also El Clasico to chat about as Barcelona continued to disappoint, while young and old players impressed for Real Madrid - as well as the bizarre situation in the Bundesliga as the match between Bayern Munich and Hoffenheim was temporarily halted. Plus, De Gea vs Pickford, defending Dejan, broken boilers, train wine, Donovan Spool, bathing in Irn Bru, Kepa and toilet paper, Giggs' consistency, Hawkeye Hendo, bruised elbows, Swerveland, and Leak Weagues. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S2E24: Doomsday Cupboard

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2020 91:26

    It's been another nonstop week of Premier League and Champions League action and Rebecca & Alex are back to break down the big talking points from the last 7 days. We have to start with Chelsea's very up and down week - from the highs of beating Mourinho's Tottenham in the big battle for fourth place in the Premier League, to the lows of a humbling loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. We take a closer look at Frank Lampard's tactics & man management, a torrid night for Reece James, youth and experience, Olivier Giroud's return, as well as Gnabry & Lewandowski shining again and squad issues for Jose Mourinho at Spurs. At Anfield, Liverpool had perhaps their toughest game of the season against West Ham United - which probably came as much of a shock to David Moyes as it did to everyone else. We chat about that surprising West Ham showing, goalkeeping errors, Oxlade-Chamberlain's impact, missing Jordan Henderson, and why Trent-Alexander Arnold could be a generational talent. Unsurprisingly, we have to dig into yet more VAR failings in the Premier League too - with the missed Lo Celso red card incident and the inevitable nonsense of the disallowed goal / penalty decision in Burnley vs Bournemouth. We also round up the other happenings in the Champions League this week - including Pep's tactical masterclass for Man City at the Bernabéu, Sergio Ramos seeing red again, Sarri's struggles at Juventus, and Barcelona nearly coming a cropper in Naples. Plus, a look ahead to Chelsea vs Liverpool in the FA Cup, Mourinho's Greatest Hits, Burnley not being relegation candidates, Trojans and tunnels, 'Robbery', painting pianists, mushy bananas, circles vs squares, and the Netflix sensation 'Love is Blind'. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    S2E23: Caviar and Camembert

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2020 117:37

    It's been another jam packed week of football and Rebecca & Alex are back to chat about as much Premier League, Champions League, Serie A and La Liga action as they can cram into two hours. We start with a lengthy discussion on the major news that Manchester City have been banned for two years from European competition by UEFA - we look at why this has happened, the ramifications for the club, the players, Pep Guardiola and the rest of the Premier League, the reaction of the supporters, and what Chelsea did right that Man City did wrong. Liverpool followed up a Sadio Mane inspired win over Norwich City in the league with a disappointing first leg defeat to Atletico Madrid in Europe. We delve into a classic Atleti performance, where Liverpool struggled, and whether they'll turn it around in the second leg at Anfield. VAR and dreadful refereeing also gets a lot of coverage in our chat about Chelsea's loss to Manchester United - including Harry Maguire's bizarre defence of kicking another man square in the balls. We also look at the continuing issues for Chelsea under Frank Lampard, the board losing patience, a potential return for Ethan Ampadu, and whether they should actually sell N'Golo Kante in the summer. In 'Around The World', we analyse RB Leipzig's impressive win over Tottenham, Erling Haaland continuing to dominate for Borussia Dortmund, Atalanta growing into the Champions League, Lazio's huge win over Inter in Serie A, Barcelona taking Leganes' best striker and all but dooming them to relegation - and sadly, we have to chat about another racist incident following the sickening abuse of Moussa Marega in Portugal. Plus, erections over Timo Werner, Better Call Saul, meme pronunciation, Mark in accounting, Alexa vs VAR, moving to Antarctica, Nutella up front, downer endings, sparkling water & lemon, and early Noughties pop feuds. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

    Special: Listener Q&A 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2020 69:42

    It's the "winter break" - or at least the Premier League's unimpressive version of it - so Rebecca and Alex bring you another special based on your questions for us. On the football side, we discuss whether we think Sheffield United can genuinely get into the top four this season, if Jurgen Klopp should rest players to win a treble over going unbeaten in the league, Hakim Ziyech's potential summer move to Chelsea, and our favourite cult heroes at clubs. We also delve into the duopoly at the top of the Premier League - will we see a situation where Liverpool and Manchester City continue to dominate and it becomes a two-team league, or would the money in the Premier League and the potential ramifications of Brexit and homegrown talent quotas prevent them from becoming too dominant? On the personal side, we answer questions about Noah's unique habits, what our signature GBBO bakes would be, our favourite wrestling matches (including a surprising pick from Rebecca), and tell one of our favourite stories about a particularly memorable football related moment from our wedding day. Plus, Jordan Pickford's trip to Jurassic Park, Willian's survival rate, FA Cup gammons, "how doth the tides turn", oregano pronunciation, Deliveroo refunds, and Danny Mills vs Lionel Messi. **Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, as it makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

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