Drinking Inside the Box is two friends sharing a drink or four, talking about the beautiful game. Kelly and her Co-Host Gordon cover the English Premier League in their own unique way with their hearts on their sleeves and an alcoholic beverage in hand. The pod is geared towards all fans new and o…
We come to you remotely this weekend for logistical reasons but the episode does not lack substance. Newcastle United win their appeal and become the world's richest club overnight. Kelly and I breakdown all the angles and try to paint a picture of the situation for you.
STILL exhausted from Sunday's Liverpool vs City match-up. What a match we witnessed. We also saw United drop points, Chelsea get saved by a dubious VAR red card, and the other team in the top 6, Brighton drop points at home to Arsenal. AND after only 7 games, we witnessed our first manager sacking. Watford may not be any good at Premier League football, but boy are they good at firing managers. Claudio Ranieri will be their 13th manager since the new owners took the helm in 2012. Get your last squeeze of new before the international break!
Another weekend passes and another weekend where Kelly predicts one score and Gordon another and the score that they don't go with ends up being the result. Liverpool do in fact drop points in a neutral fan's wet dream of a match, the North London Derby is painted in a deep deep red, and the City v Chelsea match we came to love from last season failed to spark. Only one team remains unbeaten, but SIX remain without a win. VAR also goes back to being involved but not show-stealing. We also curb our enthusiasm for Sheriff after learning a little bit more about the club and discuss the Champions League.
We lasted four weeks, pleasantly oblivious to the horrors about to rear it's ugly head in week five. VAR has awoken from it's slumber and given us a weekend of talking points. From the Ronaldo snub (or double snub according to him), to the Brighton vs Leicester game, Kelly and I try to break down the weekend's action. We also delve into the first day of the third round of the Carabao Cup. Come to the dark side, crack open a cold drink, and join the conversation.
No, it's not a dirty word, unless watching two superstars set the fourth weekend in the premier league alight gets you off. In this episode we jam pack the content because we witnessed the first matchday of the Champions league. It's Christmas #2 on the calendar, and boy were we spoiled. A 9 goal thriller in Manchester, a 5 goal thriller in Liverpool, and Sherriff finishing top of their group after match week one a top of Real and Inter Milan. To top the Football Sundae we finish the episode off with re-welcoming Ronaldo back with two goals, and Lukaku matching his tally.
International breaks can be a tad boring, especially on the heels of an exciting summer tournament. Feels like we've barely gotten our feet wet in the new EPL season when we are forced to watch chop-shopped International teams square off for World Cup Qualifiers. Well we've tried to make the down week a little bit better for you by talking through some of the week's biggest headlines, and ending with testing our knowledge. Play along and see how you do!
Spurs undefeated, without conceding a goal sit a top on the Prem after week three. Bitter rivals, Arsenal sit at the bottom, 0 points and 0 goals scored. For Gunner fans, it must be like waking up in some desolate dystopian world, unfortunately, it's reality. But we'd rather get the true feelings of the faithful then read about it in the papers. That's why we bring in Aaron as a guest host! Aaron played college ball with Kelly and I, and has been an Arsenal supporter since the early 90s. He gives us the straight shot and sets us right with how he feels the season has shaped up so far for the red and white of London. This was a fun one, so open a few beers and spend your international break with us!
We are back, and this time, Gordon remembered to turn the mics on! We welcome a special guest to this pod, or rather I couldn't get out of baby sitting this week and my son joins us. But between the random coos, Kelly and I dive into week two of the premiership where we witnessed more great goals and more tough tackles. We discuss Harry Kane "deciding" he was staying, Nuno's honeymoon revolution, and Ronaldo's possible return to the EPL.
Wow. I could have literally stopped typing there and it would have sufficed for the ACTION packed opening weekend we witnessed. From the New Bees victory involving the old man crying, the amazing goals across the league, to a Kane-less Tottenham win. But boy oh boy the fans really made the weekend. Relive the action with our pod this week as we try to condense all of that in an hour. *Takes a deep breath* It's good to be back! (Pardon the sound quality, I forgot to change the input to our mics so it records from our laptop mics -Gordon)
After a summer filled with international tournaments, it's finally time to get back to our beloved Prem. The beginning of a new season always brings hope and excitement and this one is no different. Kelly and Gordon introduce the new boys in the league and spew out our predictions. Of course, we also touch on Messi too.... Crack open a cold one, get comfy, and dream about all that is ahead of us in the 2021/22 with us!
We're back and better than ever... or so we had planned. Not talking about the beautiful game for two month has got us dusting off the old podcasting cobwebs. Never fear though, we pack this return episode chalk-full of DITBox staples. Mispronunciations, alcohol, Messi saga, VAR, and our favorite lovable loaf, Naughty Wayne Rooney. Wind down from internationals, and gear up for the Community Shield! Season 3, here we go!
That's a wrap folks! On a crazy championship Sunday which saw three different combinations of top four finishers, Kelly and Gordon reflect on what the season. It's hard to believe that this was only one season, as it has felt like a two year slug through COVID. As fans returned on the final day, the ESL all but dead, a united front against Social Media racism, we can only look forward with great anticipation to next season! May Normalcy return! Before that though, we sit down and give our best and worst moments, teams, and players of 2020/21! Grab a cold drink and relax, laugh with us, cry with us, and relive our favorite memories.
A weekend of make-up games and week 37 lead to some incredible results. The top 4 battle has hit the boiling point, and the goals were flying in. We discuss the promotional play-offs, the FA Cup final, VAR to the max, and, sadly the retirement of Roy Hodgson. As we set the stage for one of the most incredible final day top 4 battles of all time, pull up a chair, open a beer and join us as we try our best to contain our excitement.
Best week ever? If it wasn't then it was surely in the top five weekends of all time EPL history. So many story-lines, so many results, we were simply overflowing with content in this episode. Tuchel vs Pep has hit an all-time tension point, just in time for the Champions League final *rubs hands and licks lips*. We saw a few goal of the season candidates and more than a handful of 85+ min goals. Man City were eventually crowned champions, Big Sam got relegated for the first time in his career, Fulham join Sheffield and West Brom, and the 4th place battle is at a boiling point. Strap in, this one is a wild ride.
Ok so yet another podcast is named after a name Kelly butchered, but this time I don't catch it and let's her run with it all podcast long. Besides that, we talk Champions and Europa Leagues, what fans are demanding from ESL owners, and the HUGE event that unfolded before the eventual postponement of Man Utd vs Liverpool. We dive into what the players must be feeling because I felt that no one cared about them. We also get into the red cards, the old men scoring, and have a breakdown in the middle of the pod. Tune in and have a laugh, this one gets silly.
Well the mics have been sorted and the ESL has been put to bed (for now), time to return to business. Unfortunately, the business this week was lacking a bit, and even the Carabao Cup Final failed to measure up to expectations. However two men stood alone atop this week's episode, Thierry Henry, mentioned in three separate happenings, and Chris Wood who scored himself a beaut of a first half hatty. We tip our hats to those men, have a drink for the goalie who scored in Scotland, and dig into who's going up and who's going down across England.
Stop the presses! Wait, start them again. In 72 hours the 12 teams the announced they were forming a breakaway league caused the biggest hell fire on Twiiter. Both Kelly and I were GLUED to the updates, the memes, the rants, the confused fans. We did our homework with the intention of breaking this league down so the masses could understand what was going on and how this league was going to affect the footballing world. Fortunately for the world, unfortunately for our note taking, it all collapsed before we could record. So this episode was dedicated the what happened in those fever-dream hours and what is to come. We also welcome a special guest to talk us through what the communities closest to these clubs would be feeling. Welcome to the SHIT SHOW!
WHHHAATTT? It's crazier than VAR last weekend! That's right. we put an end to virtual pods! We are once again in person. This is the first time since the move that Kelly and I have hung out so we ramble a bit in the beginning but normal services resume. We discuss the ongoing battle against racism, Mourinho vs Ole & son, and Leeds' epic display against the champions elect. There was so much to talk about and we had so much energy that I decided to leave this one as unedited as possible. It felt right to keep this one as authentic as possible to feel the difference the distance made! I hope you enjoy as much as we did.
The RPL returned in blistering fashion. Many of us thought we'd see some sluggish football last weekend as the players returned from their grueling International Break travel. We were dead wrong. In typical DITBox manner, we do our best to wrangle a weekend in which every game vied for the most entertaining encounter, and every goal seemed to be better and more significant to the last. God, we do love the run down of the league. With 8 games remaining there is still soooo much to play for. We also discuss Halaand's future again, as he plays hard to get in Spain, and Kelly recants her epic visit to The Great British Food Company in Colorado Springs. Crack open a cold one and relive the action with us!
Ah yes, International Break... a nice breath of fresh air but a longing for meaningful EPL games. In this episode we switch gears and dig into world cup qualifiers. No one is safe from Kelly butchering names and countries in this episode, so we apologize to all our listeners in advance. If you love when she does this, this episode it for you! Despite the pronunciations, we talk about WC 2022, international protests, and some old guys we've missed recently.
We are back but back down to two. With Marissa leaving and taking the majority of the weekend's games with her, we are left with 4 to discuss. But MAN what an incredible weekend we were treated to. We decided to do things a bit differently and talk about the games individually. The own goals continued, as well as the golazos. We also get into some HUGE topics surround the women's game, as well as the youth programs. Don't forget about the FA Cup Quarters, especially if you're a Southampton fan, boy was that win needed. In review, despite only having 4 games, we still managed to find plenty of action to dig into.
Start your weekend with one of the funniest people we know! Marissa joins us and steals the show with her one-liners, from Rashford to John Terry, no one is safe. We discuss Chris Wilder leaving, Everton bombing, and Rui Patricio's horrific injury. In doing so, we talk about how the flags need to go up immediately, concussion protocol, and watching Raul Jimenez watching from the stands.
Champions League is back and 4 teams have booked their place into the quarters. Beside the big competition, the Premier League served up a real treat. Liverpool dropped their 6th game at home, Man Utd actually scored against a big 6 squad, and the relegation battle is starting to heat up. Kelly and Gordon spill their emotions on Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, and Steven Gerrard. They also get mad at all the other teams too so win-win right.
VAR had a hand... angry pun intended... yet again in this week's matches. But no one had more of an impact than Lee Mason as he blew the whistle for a free kick and then decided he wasn't ready yet. On top of all the controversy in the games, we touched on the massive headlines throughout the footballing world. Trot the globe with us as we visit LeBron taking on Zlatan, China, as they decide the defending champions should just quit while they're ahead, Schalke, as they participate in their own version of The Bachelor, Spain, where social media scandals take the global headlines, and into the basements of Serbian stadiums where hooligans get decapitated. Man what an episode. You are DEFINITELY going to require a beer for this one.
Sad weekend for Liverpool fans actually turned out to be a fantastic weekend for neutrals. So unfortunately, we have to suck up the misery and engage in our excitement for the other matches. Rashford having a great match, Leicester turning it on, West Ham opening up a can of you-know-what on Jose courtesy of an ex-employee. We also get into some European talk and touch on Tuchel for his, less than gentle reaction to Hudson-Odoi. Crack a beer or three and start your weekend off right, 16 games are ahead!
Back with a bang! Champions League action started up again mid-week as we discuss game week 24 and the first legs in the round of 16. We rave over Gundogan (again) and David Moyes's high-flying Hammers. I wouldn't be a DITBox week if we didn't go a little off the rails and talk about a self-created conspiracy in which last week's windmill wiener celebration has paved the way for hugs and high fives. Join us for all the goals, all the laughs, and all the stuck ambulances, on this week's PACKED episode.
In a weekend that was finally normal, Man City strengthened their grip on the title. We unfortunately have to begin with online abuse of players and refs in recent weeks, but end on positive notes as we relive the action from a very important weekend in the season. Grab a Truly with Kelly and join us! Oh yeah, don't forget the most unique goal cele of all time.
Yessss! The drinks did flow, but can you blame us? Three or four straight weeks of 20 games to discuss comes to a close for the time being AND we were treated with 4 red cards. Which means 4 shots, but we decided to just drink heavily before we started recording and let the chips fall where they may. We discuss the ups and downs of Man United and Liverpool, the resurrection of Sheffield, and Arsenal's crazy day at the office. We also touch on the cool new German jerseys, Messi's mega contract leak, and Neymar's wild side.
Annnd we're back! Although, not as fresh as Zaha's new do. We discuss 10 of the week's 11 games, FA Cup games, and yet another lead change at the top of the table. Man we are exhausted. We also dabble in mid-season awards, Frank Lampard's departure, Transfers, and who Sheffield United have more wins than in January. This episode has literally EVERYTHING! Except a red card.... So crack open a cold one, and enjoy 21 again!
Ah yes, 14 games and two FA weekends have turned our brains to mush. Do try to follow along as we stumble our way through all the action. Thankfully, with three different premier league leaders since we last podded, and a load of story lines, the episode carries itself without our help. Also got to capture a very special moment which I included at the end.
Despite it being a sort of , make-up week, we still wanted to bring you some content. The games may have been filled with bench warmers, and the action not as glamourous after the weekend's FA Cup fixtures, but SHEFFIELD WINS A GAME!!! 189 days since their last three points were captured in one game and it was worth the wait. We also saw Manchester United seated firmly at the top of the Premier League for the first time this late in a season since Sir Alex was at the helm. We talk all this and more in this week's episode.
From Lampard's bottling up, Arteta's new found confidence, Wilder's throwing in the towel, to Klopp's rant, Kelly and Gordon spend the episode breaking down the men in the hot seats. We of course discuss week 17, Carabao Cup, and look ahead at the FA Cup. If you like to listen to people discuss the break downs of middle aged men in stressful situations, this episode is for you!
2020 is dead... or will be by the time you hear this. (Fingers crossed that it doesn't go off with a BANG). Anyways, we had two, almost full, weeks of football to discuss in one episode so we get things started hot and heavy. We talk about the rise in COVID cases leading to game cancelations, all the goals in week 15 and lack of goals in week 16. So pull up a chair, grab a drink (most likely water if you went out partying last night, and ring in the new year with another episode chock-full of footie! Here comes 2021!
IT'S HERE! IT'S HERE!!!! Boxing Day for football fans is as big, if not bigger, than Christmas! But before we sit down and enjoy the games, we have to discuss the insanely entertaining week we had. Goals galore in a few games, penalties and reds all over the place. It was as if the EPL was handing out presents early. Don't miss a second of this Christmas episode! And, of course, we wish you all a very very Merry Christmas!
The crazy season is upon us and we kick it off in style. 3 Reds this weekend and both of us grabbed a stiff drink and dive into the 12th game week in the premier league. We talk everything from T-Swift to Pep and Klopp tantrums. Come for the free booze, stay for the BONUS CONTENT at the end!!!
Week 11 in the books, and for the first time in a LONG time VAR isn't the topic of conversation. With Champions League group stages wrapping up and the EPL entering the crazy season, there is PLENTY of action to speak of. We touch on choosing to literally sleep on the West Brom Crystal Palace game, YNWA sung by 2,000 fans, and United's 5th comeback away win of the season!
Fans are coming back! But before that happens Kelly and Gordon discuss the final empty stand weekend (fingers crossed, knock on wood, do a rain dance). There was so much to talk about that we could have talked for 2 hours... so we did. We go all over the map, tackle lots of controversial issues, and of course, touch on VAR (but in a good way???).
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Even if you're not celebrating the holiday, as not all of our listeners do, join us in this ear feast! We gorge ourselves on Mourinho's fantastic press week, Klopp's tactics against the Foxes, and 2 more years of Pep. But the managers are just the starters, our main course in the stellar weekend for the majority of the "Big Six" and the rest of the week 9 action. For dessert we will be breaking down the table, fantasy, and week 10's mouthwatering Sunday! Gobble gobble
International break blues. We discuss the toll that COVID and condensed schedules are having on the players we love. As Liverpool fans it has been painfully apparent that something is definitely wrong. We also take a look into a few crazy events from last week. Even without the EPL the soccer world marches on and DITBOX is no different.
It was a weekend filled with lack luster performances and quite a few missed PKs. From saved, to missed targets, and even a miserable panenka! Kelly and Gordon cover it all; the good, the bad, and the Pickford. We help Pep wring out his 150lb cardigan, discover a Ings-less Southampton in good form, and even shine a light on the new boy in South London (although we're not as "talented" as the Palace Cheerleaders). So grab a beer and plug us in. Unless you're driving, then call an Uber and make them play us over their stereo.
Kelly and Gordon are officially in different time zones. Since Gordon still hasn't received his stuff from the moving company it's a Skype episode. They discuss a rather VAR filled week in which goalies were the main talking point. We talk Pep's water bottle obsession, Pickford's dumb luck, Mendy's rise, and a couple of injuries. Also there's a SPIDER... I think.
Graham comes back to join Kelly and Gordon in their last in-person podcast for some time. We talk on the Aguero vs Sian incident, the Liverpool vs Everton debacle and week 6 games. We take a few red card shots and get in depth on Marcus Rashford and his fight to end child hunger in England.
Who ever said we couldn't dip into the finances of the EPL? Well we can, but we probably shouldn't. Unfortunately our hands were forced due to the craziness of the international break. A few proposals were set forth and writers took time to dive into the potential COVID collapse. Naturally, we had to get in the topic as well.
We thought last week was crazy... words cannot even describe Week 4. 41 goals and all the big teams minus Spurs were humiliated. Join in on the fun as we talk about all the goals, goalie spills, and take a red card shot! An international break has never looked so good! Time to catch our breaths.
A weekend filled with dramatic score lines and plenty of VAR decisions kept Kelly and Gordon busy in this episode. Their worst fears also became reality as there were exactly 36 goals this weekend, meaning both of them had to take a shot at the beginning of the pod. Come for the match week discussion, stay for the double baked potatoes.
Week 1 of the 2020/21 season is in the books. We saw a few players begin their race for the Golden Boot, and more than a handful of debut goals. Leeds stole the show but came up empty handed, and Tottenham started the season the way they left off, limp. Kelly and Gordon discuss the Ligue 1 red card give away, and describe their ideal way to spend the last moments of humanity. This episode is not to be missed!
WE'RE BACK FOR REAL!!! Season two begins with an introduction to the three new teams in the premier league this season. We dive into their history, their current situations, and the players to watch for them. We then get into the notable transfers, our predictions, and the matches we're looking forward to most. Strap in for 2020/21.
We're Baaaaaack. Season two kicks off with an old episode that started it off last year. This one is for all the new listeners who maybe don't know a lot about the EPL or the beautiful game. Be kind, this was only the second episode we record, it gets better I promise!!! Love you all and can't wait to officially kick off the 2020/21 season!!!!
As awesome as it was to have a sad Gordon, alone in his basement on a shit headphone mic, it's so nice to have Kelly back! The dynamic duo discusses the penultimate game week which leads into one of the most exciting Championship Sunday in recent memory. They polish off a few Monaco's before the pod even begins so things get off to a fast start. They discuss Liverpool's "failure", Watford's botch job, and West Ham's main man.