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Mark is a Real Madrid fan. Payton is a Barcelona fan. Both are American soccer converts, and always manage to be upset about something, even though they support the two most successful clubs of all time. Listen in as the boys explain exactly why the current coaches/owners of their teams are idiots, and what they would do instead.

Mark Volinski and Payton McCann


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    Barcelona vs Bayern Champions League Kickoff/Madrid Skewer Celta Vigo in La Liga Return

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 69:03

    With the first international break of the season ending, the boys are back and the action is in full force once again in La Liga. Real Madrid played their first home game back in the Santiago Bernabeu against Celta Vigo, and Mark dissects the way Madrid pulled Iago Aspas' Galicia side apart in Madrid's return to their real home for the first time in a year and a half (7:15). Also, Champions League kicks off today with two of the most historic clubs in the world facing off each other. For the first time since the 8-2 demolition, Barcelona and Bayern Munich square off to start the group play for the year. Payton has all the insights and predictions you need for the game, including injuries to Barca, surprise starters, and more (36:52). You don't want to miss this one!! 

    La Liga Prediction Show: Real Madrid Return to the Bernabeu + Griezmann to Atleti

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 40:42

    The boys are all jazzed up for the return of La Liga action after a long international break and Mark is especially excited as Real Madrid take on Celta Vigo in their first game at their stadium in over a year (21:30), and makes his prediction for the game. Also, Payton breaks down all the angles on Antoine Griezmann's sensational return to his homeland as he leaves Barcelona on a strange, last minute loan deal , including what it means for some of Barca' younger players (2:20). 

    Mbappe Deal Dead? Plus Week 3 Review: Carvajal Rescues Real, Memphis Brilliant for Barca

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 65:31

    Join Mark and Payton as they try to make sense of the strange Kylian Mbappe transfer situation (1:30), before digging into some actual completed transfers and meaty weekend La Liga action as Real Madrid win an exciting game in Seville during an end to end game against Real Betis (18:24), and Barcelona take care of business at the Nou Camp against Getafe (40:55). Correction: Eduardo Camavinga is 18, not 20. 

    Mbappe to Real Madrid!!!(?) Plus La Liga Week 3 Previews: Barcelona vs Getafe and Real Madrid vs Real Betis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 43:28

    With Real Madrid's new offer of 180 Million Euros, will PSG take the money and run without the star 22 year old, Kylian Mbappe?? Tune into to hear the boys' take on the matter, how Mark feels it can be done, and why Payton thinks it's practically a done deal. Also, the La Liga week 3 previews are in! Real Madrid will play away at Real Betis, and Barcelona square off against Getafe in the Camp Nou. It's all off to a cracking start here in the 2021/22 season of El Clasico Podcastico!!

    La Liga Week 2 Review: Barcelona Fall Flat vs Bilbao/Real Madrid's Wild Battle Against Levante

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 70:24

    Join the boys for week 2 La Liga action as Barcelona and Real Madrid both comeback and salvage draws, scoring some brilliant goals in the process. Payton discusses Barcelona's dreary performance against a ravenous Athletic Bilbao side in the San Mames (6:20), and Mark relives an absolutely bananas six-goal Battle with the Bats as Real Madrid somehow manage a point in what will surely end up as one of the games of the season (35:05).

    La Liga Week 2 Preview: Barca-Bilbao, Real Madrid-Levante/ Plus Odegaard out, Ronaldo in?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 32:38

    The boys first dig into some transfer news and rumors, including Ronaldo to Real Madrid and the sale of Odegaard to Arsenal (6:56), before Mark rubs his crystal ball to tells you exactly what will happen in Real Madrid's match against a Levante side that's given them trouble the last two years (13:36). And Barcelona prepare to take on Atletic Bilbao, with Payton making some extremely specific prognostications about the game (22:43). 

    La Liga Week 1 Review: Are Hazard and Bale Still Good?/ Pique and Braithwaite Dominate

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 47:35

    Payton and Mark can barely contain their excitement as the first week of La Liga action is finally here! And it was an exciting week 1 full of goals for both teams, as Carlo Ancelotti's gamble with some old wingers pays off (5:50), and Payton had to ride some waves during Barcelona's match against Real Sociedad, which looked a stroll before turning into something more sinister right near the end (23:48). Plus - the boys discuss some the probable transfer of Martin Odegaard to Arsenal and the less-probable transfer of Mbappe to Real Madrid (39:18).

    La Liga Season Preview Spectacular Part 2: Messi Chaos, Betting Lines, and Week 1 Games!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 73:10

    The boys are left agape in horror at the unbelievable exit of Lionel Messi to PSG, and the financial chaos that left Barcelona in this sad state, (4:34), before talking generally about their expectations for their somewhat beleaguered superclubs and the state of play in general in Europe as each of Barcelona and Real Madrid had a club legend plucked away over the summer by PSG. Then they get into the jolliest part of the season as they each place their bets on our very own made up betting lines for the upcoming La Liga season. Grab a pencil and play along as both Mark and Payton put their money where their mouths are and pick their over/unders for the season (20:42). Also Mark gets excited for a lip-smacking Week 1 matchup for Real Madrid as they travel to tiny Alaves (53:32), and Payton sees big things for the new blaugrana forwards as they take on Sociedad (1:02:04). 

    La Liga Season Preview Spectacular Part 1: Bold Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 59:43

    Join the boys as they close their eyes and swing for the fences with their bold predictions for the quickly approaching La Liga season (20:46). See which superstar Mark thinks will falter for Madrid, and Payton has some truly shocking insights into which Barcelona players will step up to become top scorers for the blaugrana with Messi's exit. Also, the boys discuss Messi's imminent transfer to PSG, Pedri cancelling his own vacation, and the preseason results (3:32). 

    Emergency Exit Edition: Messi Leaving Barcelona

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 57:13

    Mark and Payton discuss the strange, stunning, and short statement put out yesterday by FC Barcelona that their greatest ever player is suddenly leaving, due to Spanish Liga regulations. The boys go through all of the angles on the incredible announcement, including who is at fault, whether Messi is actually leaving, and where we would like to see him land if he does indeed depart the club he has been at for over twenty years. 

    Less Money, More Problems: Barcelona's Salary Cap Crisis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 43:18

    Mark and Payton break down the incredible financial situation the Catalans find themselves in as La Liga imposes a 66% salary cut on the famous squad for the upcoming season. Will President Laporta be able to register Messi's new contract in time for the start of the season? Will Antoine Griezmann return to his old club Atletico Madrid for basically nothing? Payton gives his take on all the financial issues facing his beloved blaugrana as the season swiftly approaches. Also: Mark discusses Real Madrid's recent sale of Raphael Varane, whether that means an Mbappe signing is imminent, and what the heck the deal is with Benzema and Alaba coming down with COVID so close to the season. 

    Star Update: Mbappe Miss, Ramos Retires Real, Messi to Stay?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 37:20

    With no Barcelona or Real Madrid football to cover, the boys dig into some juicy offseason news (00:10) and get into some completed transfers for Barcelona, as well as the end of the greatest ever career for a defender at Real Madrid. Also: Mark speculates wildly on how Mbappe's stunning penalty miss for France could possibly improve Real Madrid's chancing of signing him, and Payton makes his prediction on where Messi will be next season. 

    Breaking News and Betting Lines: Ancelotti, Aguero, Alaba, & That's a Wrap for 20-21'!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 50:56

    In El Clasico's official Grand Finale episode for the 2020/2021 season, the boys take you through the latest news, like Zidane's open letter to Real Madrid and its fans, as well the fond welcome back of former coach Carlo Ancelotti, and the signing of star defender David Alaba. Also, Payton takes us through two ace Barcelona signings as well and rate what they can bring to the team next year. Plus - the El Clasico Betting Lines are officially closed, tallied, and the winner of this season is revealed! Did Payton improve on his performance from last year? Don't miss the last episode of the season to find out. Thank you all for listening this year, and we can't wait to see you again for the 2021/2022 season! 

    The 2nd Annual El Clasico Awards! Plus Zidane Quits Madrid, Koeman Rumors

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 108:05

    The stars are out tonight! Eden Hazard is already drunk, and Luis Suarez is eating ice cream from the La Liga trophy as Mark and Payton host the 2nd ever El Clasico awards night (00:18). Join your dissapointed but proud soccer hosts as they relive the thrills, and many spills, of Barcelona and Real Madrid this season and hand out scores of awards to deserving players. Also, the boys get into the stunning news that Zinedine Zidane has quit as Madrid boss for the second time, and Payton dishes on rumours that Koeman could be soon on his way out the door as well. Plus - the wild transfer speculation has already begun! Will Mbappe avoid Real Madrid without Zidane, or will Florentino Perez find $200 million in the couch cushions for the French star? Mark has an idea...Stats pulled from fbref.com

    Championship-Cast! Final Day Title Drama: Atleti-Real Fight Til the End

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 55:14

    It's the final match day for what has been one of the craziest, most turbulent La Liga seasons in history! As Real Madrid and Atleti vie for the title in the last game, Barcelona attempt to secure third place against lowly Eibar. It's all discussed in the Grand Finale Simul-Cast (6:00) as the boys analyze and discuss all the drama as Atletico and Real traded punches in two thrilling back and forth games that meant the title wasn't decided until the final minute. It's been a harrowing season for the clubs of El Clasico Podcastico, don't miss this final game day review! 

    La Liga Final Day Drama: Can Real Overtake Atleti?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 43:40

    Join the boys as they break down the very last round of La Liga action as Real Madrid look to overtake their local rivals and steal away the crown. Mark gets into all of the scenarios for both Atletico's game against Valladolid and Real Madrid's against Villareal (21:25), but he's sure that however it turns out, it will go down to the last few minutes to make for a thrilling conclusion to the season. Payton also previews Barcelona's last game of the season against already-relegated Eibar (9:59). Plus - Payton and Mark discuss the state of Barcelona, some new coaching options, and their very angry President (2:30). 

    Title-Cast: Three Teams, One Simultaneous Recap!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 102:15

    The boys take us through a first-of-its-kind SIMUL-REVIEW, as all three top teams in La Liga (Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid) played at the same time on Sunday. The games are reviewed minute by minute and compared and contrasted to one another to give you every angle on all the goals, and the drama, to see who came out of the it with title hopes, or regrets (23:00). It's the penultimate weekend, and we have ALL the action covered for you, from a historic Sunday of Spanish football, right here, on El Clasico Podcastico. Also, Payton takes us through a news update on the Koeman situation, Mark ponders all of the rumors surrounding Zidane leaving at the end of the season, and they also discuss all of the slip ups by both of their teams so far in the run up to the La Liga title (2:25). 

    La Liga Title Race, Round 36: Real Madrid Destroy Granada/Barca Draw in 6-Goal Thriller

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 70:28

    Payton licks his wounds and wonders when Koeman will be fired as Barcelona drop points yet again to drop their title hopes to just 2% as they blow 2-0 and 3-2 leads against a brilliant Levante side (2:49).  Mark then reacts to Real Madrid's rare offensive explosion and marvels at getting 4 whole goals in one game as they keep pace with Atleti to remain just two points back in the hunt for the title with just two games remaining (32:29). Then, the boys make their lineup and goal predictions for the weekends games, as Barcelona take on Celta Vigo (57:09), and Real Madrid face Athletic Club (1:03:00). 

    Barcelona Shoot Blanks at the Crown/ Kroos in Control Keeps Real Alive

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 61:05

    With the La Liga trophy on the line, all four top teams played each other over the weekend, resulting in two draws, one point for each team, and leaves us wondering... What Happened? Do any teams want the trophy this year? With only three games remaining, Mark and Payton discuss the limits of Koeman's ability and its effect on Barca's game against Atletico Madrid (4:30). The review of Real Madrid's chaotic and controversial match against Sevilla (20:15). Plus, the previews for Barcelona vs Levante (47:20) and Real's match against Barca-Killers Granada (54:27). The La Liga race is the tightest it's been since 1983, who will take the crown before that final whistle blows???

    Chelsea Crush Madrid's European Dreams/ Title Bout: Suarez Vs Barca

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 61:16

    It all comes down to this weekend for the La Liga title race, as Barcelona will take on Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid will play against 4th place Sevilla. It's one big weekend blowout and it's all for the La Liga crown! The boys discuss "What Happened?" in Real Madrid's Champions League Semi-Final thrashing at the hands of Tuchel's Chelsea (7:45). The preview for Barcelona vs 1st place Atletico Madrid is discussed (37:00). And Real Madrid plan of attack as they face Sevilla, attempting to win La Liga, the only possible trophy for them to win this season (50:20)

    Lazarus Hazard, Another Magical Messi Strike/ Plus Chelsea-Madrid Semifinal Preview!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 93:09

    The hottest title race in 50 years continues to entertain as Madrid narrowly prevail in a thrilling game against a tough Osasuna side and their cat-like keeper, including a pass of the season contender from Hazard (22:15). Barcelona keep pace just barely with three second half goals, including a Messi golazo, but Valencia supply a wonder strike of their own to make things interesting (41:34). Also - the boys do a quick runthrough of the news, discussing the Old Trafford protests and injury updates for their squads (00:10). Also - Mark is excited to get the real Sergio Ramos back for a massive Champions League Semifinal against Chelsea, and argues that Eden Hazard is back to near his best for the crucial game (1:16:40), and of course predicts the lineup, score, and flow of the game. 

    UCL Semifinal Review: Real Madrid-Chelsea/ Plus Barcelona Toss Title In Trash

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 80:28

    Join Mark and Payton as they break down the big chances in an initially thrilling 1-1 Champions League semifinal matchup between Chelsea and the Spanish Champions (13:00). Also, Payton laments his team's missed opportunities early and strange defending as Barcelona throw away their control of the title race with a 2-1 loss at middling Granada (42:59). Also - Mark revels in Madrid's big new signing (2:37), and Payton reveals some unexpected new solutions to Barcelona's money troubles (8:57). Then the boys preview the next slate of La Liga games as four teams duke it out for the title with just five games left, Payton predicts Valencia-Barcelona (1:05:48), and Mark wonders if his hobbled Los Blancos can scrape by Osasuna (1:10:14)

    La Liga Race: Barcelona In Title Control/Plus Madrid-Chelsea UCL Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 62:23

    Your favorite soccer lunatics review the latest dramatic results as the title race turns yet again, with Barcelona narrowly defeating a spritely Villareal side to take control of their own destiny in La Liga (23:45). Real Madrid once again can't get out of their own way as they stumble to yet another scoreless draw, this time to Real Betis (7:52), and open the door for their eternal rivals to claim their 27th La Liga title with just six games left to play. Also - Mark previews the big, big Champions League matchup for Real Madrid against Chelsea (53:00), and Payton takes us through his predictions for Barcelona-Granada (49:26).

    A Four Team La Liga Title Race? Plus Not-So-Super League

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 68:09

    The boys dive into the strange and confusing world that is the already defunct Super League (00:07), and discuss the reasons why Real and Barcelona are still holding out for an idea that was dead on arrival. Also, there is football to discuss as its one of the most exciting La Liga title races in memory, as four teams battle it out with just one month to go to crown a champion. Mark thanks Real Madrid for saving his heart health with an easy 3-0 stroll over Cadiz (19:47), and Payton wonders where this Sergio Busquets has been all year as he leads Barcelona to a critical 5-2 victory over a tough Getafe side (35:30). Then Mark previews this weekend's Real Madrid-Real Betis match (58:30), and Payton discusses how Barcelona will line up for their date with Villareal (1:03:48). 

    Barcelona Take The King's Cup/ Madrid Falter at Getafe

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 50:20

    After a fretful weekend with the Super League crisis, the boys finally get to recap their games that had been overshadowed by the ESL proposal. Payton covers Barcelona's outstanding performance in the Copa Del Rey (2:50), as Barcelona conquered Athletic Bilbao, and Mark reviews the dismal performance Real Madrid (33:00) put in against the feisty Getafe. The ESL has been disbanded, but the boys didn't know that yet, as they cover all the action from last weekend's games. Barca win the Copa! Real drop 2 points! The La Liga race is on fire, and the world is burning around us!

    European Super League: Wait, what just happened?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 73:19

    The boys are in crisis as they scramble to figure out what the heck their teams deciding to join a breakaway league of elite clubs means. They explore every angle for and against it, including the corruption and waste of the current FIFA and UEFA systems, but also the lack of any meritocracy in the proposed ESL. Mark and Payton also openly question their continued fandom in the wake of the extraordinary news, as their clubs shock their own history, fans, and players in the search of more income. Also: Mark proposes his own league structure that will fix everything!

    Champs League Recapico: Real Madrid Into The Semifinals! Plus Copa Final Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 57:18

    Join your favorite American soccer fiends as they discuss Real Madrid's dull but effective 0-0 draw over Liverpool to reach the Champions League semifinals on aggregate 3-1. Mark and Payton discuss the lineups, key performances, and what it all means going into the semifinals. Then Payton previews Barcelona's date with Athletic Bilbao in the Copa Del Rey Final (34:47), and Mark looks ahead to Madrid's weekend clash with Getafe (50:25).

    Epic El Clasico Review & Analysis: Real Madrid's Counterattack Masterclass

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 99:45

    Mark and Payton delve into every angle of Madrid's epic 2-1 win over their eternal rivals, including all the dribbles, chances, and goals from one of the best el clasicos in years. The boys discuss Barcelona's nearly-there possession game, Real Madrid's brilliant and constant attacks on the break, and what happened in the tunnel after the game. Payton also explains why he wants the constant moaning by Barcelona's senior players and leaders to stop, and face up to their failures in big games this year. Also: Mark previews yet another huge game for Real Madrid as his exhausted team take on Liverpool in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals (1:29:56).

    The Biggest El Clasico in Years? Plus Liverpool-Real Madrid Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 73:36

    Your favorite soccer dummies are mega hyped for the upcoming clash of the two most in-form teams in La Liga, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Mark and Payton discuss how rare it is to have an el clasico with this much importance to the table, what their keys to victory are for each of their teams, the matchups to watch, how they're each feeling about their teams chances, and of course, their predictions and goal scorers (35:20). Also: Mark wonders where Liverpool's famed press was as Toni Kroos sliced and diced Jurgen Klopps side 3-1 to give Real their biggest Champions League win in three years (4:20)

    La Liga Title Race is en Fuego! Plus Liverpool- Real Madrid Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 75:45

    Join the boys as they recap an exciting weekend of La Liga action as Barcelona and Real Madrid heap on the pressure to Atletico Madrid, as Real manage to take all three points against Eibar (4:05), and Barcelona win with their last gasp against Valladolid (27:01) to climb within just one point of the leaders Atleti, who lost to throw the title race wide open. Also: Mark ponders the  Champions league quarterfinal match against Liverpool on Tuesday, and whether the English Champions will be out for revenge (55:16). 

    Transfer Battle: Barca and Madrid Meet with Haaland, La Liga Previews!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 66:29

    Our experienced el clasico moles have retrieved the exclusive audio from Alf Inga Haaland and Mino Raiola's meetings with Joan Laporta and Florentino Perez, as the two Spanish giants jockey for pole position in the race to sign Erling Haaland, the top young striker in Europe. We listen in as Laporta makes his pitch (18:00), and then Perez (30:10). Also, Mark and Payton get very excited for the return of La Liga football as Barcelona take on Valladolid (45:10), and Real Madrid face Eibar (57:50) as the title race goes to the wire.

    Breaking News Roundup: Haaland Whispers, Ansu Injury/ Plus Place Your Bets!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 45:35

    Join your jolly soccer boys as they discuss some American wonder goals, and the mystery surrounding Ansu Fati's continued absence from Barcelona (2:51). Mark then searches through questionable sources for any news on Erling Haaland (12:30), and discusses the evidence on both sides to determine if he might end up in Barcelona or Madrid next year. Also: Mark and Payton review their La Liga betting lines from the beginning of the season, and see how they're shaping up (28:50)

    The American Dests it Again/Real Drama

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 73:38

    Join the boys as they discuss Sergino Dest's record breaking night for an American at Barcelona in their 6-1 triumph over Sociedad (13:50), including Payton's stint in the Hot Corner (37:29) as we ask the tough questions other pods wouldn't dare! Mark then relives yet another thrilling win for Los Blancos as Real Madrid survive a late scare from Celta Vigo to hold on and remain in the thick of the title race and has his own stint in the Hot Corner (47:33). Mark and Payton also talk champions league draw and Real Madrid's date with Liverpool (7:20).

    Champions League Review: Real Madrid Sink Atalanta

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 60:48

    The boys discuss Modric's silkiness, Vini's brilliance, and Varane's forgetfulness as Real Madrid breeze past Italian side Atalanta to reach the Champions League Quarterfinals (4:57). Also: Payton previews Barcelona's big La Liga game this Sunday against Real Sociedad (43:33), and Mark looks ahead to Real Madrid- Celta Vigo (54:19).

    Packed Pod: Benzema is Jesus, Barcelona v. Huesca/Plus Ronaldo Rumors and Real-Atalanta

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 58:01

    Who says only Jesus Saves? Apparently French strikers can as well, as Karim Benzema rescues Real Madrid's title hopes with a last minute wonder goal to keep his club in the title hunt, as Madrid seem denied a clear penalty for the second straight game (24:44). Also, Messi and Griezmann try to one up each other on who can score the crazier goal as Barcelona take care of business against Huesca (4:40), and the boys talk who is Most Wanted (50:15) for their clubs as Cristiano Ronaldo is continuously linked to a sensational return to the capital city club, and Mark previews Real Madrid's important Champions League clash against Atalanta (42:09).

    Champions League Drunk Pod: Barcelona Blow it

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 97:37

    As Barcelona's Champions League hopes for the year drain away in a 1-1 draw against PSG, Payton tries to find answers at the bottom of a bottle and wonders how on earth Barcelona could miss so many chances that could have helped them complete a historic comeback (7:57), but also wax poetic about Messi's wonder goal, and get into the highly suspect refereeing decisions. The boys also discuss Erling Haaland's historically precocious genius as he bangs in goals for fun on the daily, and Mark wonders in what way Real Madrid will drop points as they face Elche on Saturday (1:19:03).  

    Madrid Derby: A Tale of Two Halves/Plus Barca Golazos

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 56:17

    The boys are back with analysis of Real Madrid's last gasp draw with city rivals Atletico (22:36) that throws the title race wide open, but mostly helped Barcelona, who bested Osasuna to put themselves just three points behind leaders Atletico Madrid. Also: Payton rejoices at Barcelona's brand spanking new president, just elected on Sunday (1:46), and makes a brash prediction for the big Barcelona-PSG clash on Wednesday (45:06).

    Copa Drama: Pique's Epic Header/ Plus Madrid Derby Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 65:16

    Payton is elated after a last second goal by their club legend sends Barcelona into the Copa Del Rey Final after a 3-0 win over Sevilla (7:17) and has the potential to rewrite the story of their season. Also: Mark looks ahead to the massive Real Madrid-Atletico Madrid game on Sunday, including some fun tidbits from history, with the La Liga title at stake (38:04). Plus - Payton shares when the next Barcelona President will be elected (4:20), and another installment of everyone's favorite segment - Day Jobs! (57:45). 

    Rapid Reaction Pod: Sociedad Slice Madrid's Title Hopes/ Plus Barca-Sevilla Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 59:18

    Mark recounts Real Madrid's disappointing Monday draw with Real Sociedad that leaves the capital club further adrift in their hopes to secure a 35th La Liga title, and wonders how his club could miss so many clear chances (28:56). Also, Payton soaks up Barcelona's important and decisive win over Sevilla (10:07) that vaults the Catalans up to 2nd, and looks ahead to yet another game on Wednesday against Sevilla in the Copa (52:12). Plus - Payton rejoices at the breaking news that Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu is arrested for embezzling club funds, and analyzes the state of the current Barca presidential race (3:03). 

    Champions League Analysis: Mendy Saves Madrid/ Plus Barca-Elche & Day Jobs!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 64:39

    Skip to (00:11) for a smoother start to the episode! It's a big week for the Spanish superclubs as Real Madrid eek out a massive Champions League win over Atalanta thanks to a magical goal from their left back (29:22). Also, Messi bamboozles Elche in La Liga for an important win to keep Barcelona's slim title hopes alive (7:36), and Mark and Payton reveal what their favorite players would do for day jobs if they quit being footballers (59:29), and they preview this weekend's difficult fixtures, as Barcelona take on Sevilla, (49:27) and Real Madrid face Real Sociedad. 

    La Liga Title Race: It's Back!/Madrid-Atalanta Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 53:50

    The boys rejoice (briefly) as leaders Atletico Madrid's loss to Levante vaults their teams back into title contention. But even as Real Madrid squeaked out a tough one against Valladolid to put them just three points back (7:08), Barcelona fail to take advantage and once more drop points late thanks to Lazy Llenglet (19:34). Also, Mark previews Real Madrid's huge Champions League game against Atalanta (40:32), and Payton thinks Barcelona can get back on track against lowly Elche (36:18)

    Mbappe Massacres Messi

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 72:18

    Join the boys as Mark and Payton discuss fun things like possible transfers for Mbappe and Haaland (00:07), as well as the negative impact of oligarch-led clubs before diving into the PSG-Barcelona first leg that saw the Paris-based club absolutely demolish the Catalans 4-1 (14:09). Payton painstakingly breaks down each mistake by his Barcelona side, one defensive lapse after another. Also, the La Liga title race heats back up as Atleti drop points (1:02:06), opening the door as Barcelona take on Cadiz, and Madrid face Valladolid.

    Champions League Preview: PSG-Barcelona, Plus La Liga Roundup

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 58:12

    Mark and Payton give you all the angles on the return of the Champions Leagues as they are all atwitter over the titanic matchup of Barcelona and PSG in the Round of 16 (42:20). Also, Madrid keeps pace with their city rivals in La Liga over a poor Valencia side (6:54), and Messi scores two screamers for the Catalans as they vanquished Alaves (24:48).

    Mbappe-Varane Swap? Plus Magical Marcelo and Bad Barcelona

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 65:23

    Join your favorite excitable spanish soccer hosts as they gorge on soccer's version of dessert with some steamy transfer rumors in the debut of the segment Most Wanted! (3:14). Also: Payton tries to figure out what happened?? as Barcelona lose 2-0 to an impressive Sevilla side in the Copa Del Rey (17:41), and Marcelo remembers his class in Madrid's 2-0 stroll over Getafe (38:50). Also: predictions for Barca-Alaves and Madrid-Valencia (55:30). 

    Varane the Striker, Break Glass in a Messi-mergency

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 66:55

    Join the boys as they dive into a thrilling set of comeback wins for Spain's biggest two clubs, as Real Madrid leave it very late to defeat a difficult Huesca side (32:39), and Barcelona's attempts to rest their legendary winger fail again as they need him to rescue them for a comeback win over Real Betis (10:57). Also, the debut of our "What happened?" segment as Mark gets into what Ramos's knee surgery means for his future at Madrid (2:30). And finally, Mark and Payton Get Psychic to make their uncanny predictions as Barcelona take on Sevilla in the Copa and Madrid see if they can continue their winning ways against Getafe (59:22).

    Barca's Epic Copa Comeback

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 61:19

    Twist endings aren't just for the movies! Payton gushes over Barcelona's most exciting game of the year, as Barcelona recover from a late 2-0 deficit to steal a win over Granada in the Copa Del Rey (9:40). Also, Mark asks if the universe is serious after the latest spate of bad news from Real Madrid camp (39:40), and the boys Get Psychic to reveal their latest predictions for this weekend's games in La Liga (49:30).Sound Effects by TimMoor and Magic-828 from Pixabay

    Messi's Golazo Fires Barcelona Into 2nd, Militao Murders Madrid

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 77:09

    Join the boys as they break down a cataclysmic round of La Liga action, as Messi has a goal of the season contender to inch Barcelona past Madrid on goal difference against Bilbao (4:48). Mark plumbs the depths of Militao and Odriozola's dreadful defending and wonders whether this is the end of Real Madrid's title hopes as they drop points yet again, this time to a lively Levante (45:42). Also, Payton and Mark delve into dividing the blame between Perez and Zidane for Real's awful form thus far (1:06:02).

    Barcelona Best Rayo, Odegaard Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 42:26

    Wrap your hands around a hot cup of coffee and let Mark and Payton shower you with footballing knowledge, as Mark discusses yet another young Real superstar going out on loan (00:33), and Payton thrills us with his analysis of Barcelona's come-from-behind victory in the Copa Del Rey over tiny Rayo Vallecano (6:36). Also: the boys preview the upcoming matches - Real Madrid-Levante (33:40) on Saturday and Barcelona-Bilbao (26:50) on Sunday. 

    Episode 100 Special! La Liga Roundup, Midseason Reflections

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 91:47

    Celebrate episode 100 of your favorite spanish soccer podcast with your silly hosts! Mark and Payton assess the state of the La Liga title race and the unstoppable form of Atletico Madrid (6:30) as Real Madrid exorcise their demons over Alaves (10:32), and Barcelona take care of business against Elche (29:22) , before looking out the window and reflecting on the high and low moments for each of their teams so far this year (1:00:12). Also, the boys talk about their favorite and least favorite moments since starting the podcast (1:15:30), including a scathing review of a certain former president of Barcelona. 

    Copa Del Rey Madness: Real Fall, Barca Squeak Through

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 43:32

    Join Mark and Payton as they marvel at another epic failure for Real Madrid competition this year as they lose to third division side CD Alcoyano (3:29), and Payton laments Barcelona's hopeless Messi-less play as they miss two penalties en route to a 2-0 win over UD Cornellia (19:01). Also: the boys preview the La Liga games this weekend, as both clubs try to hang on to their fading title hopes.

    Messi Finally Sees Red, Real's Shiny New Star

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 54:14

    Come join Mark and Payton as they delve into Real Madrid's signing of current Bayern Munich star David Alaba (3:45), as the boys measure his potential success on the "Flop-o-meter", given the recent struggles of both clubs in the transfer market. Also: Payton relives Barcelona's stunning, last second, 3-2 defeat at the hands of Athletic Bilbao (15:50), including Messi's first sending off of his legendary career at Barca, and preview the midweek Copa Del Rey Action (49:01). 

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