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Paris St-Germain's Idrissa Gueye refused to play in a match to avoid wearing a rainbow symbol in support of LGBTQ+ rights. Kouyate posted a picture of himself alongside Gueye on Instagram, with a caption calling Gueye "a real man". Sadly, this couldn't be further from the case.
Steven Gerrard has made it clear that Aston Villa will ‘give everything' against Manchester City after he was asked if he could possibly give Liverpool a favour in the Premier League title race. Will Gerrard be able to do it or will he have a mangerial slip?
The Legend chats with Danish sleep expert Anna West, founder of Sleep2perform, who has been working with Brentford FC since 2016. The two talk about whether or not players should sleep alone, the benefits of sleep as it relates to athletic performance, and so much more! Don't sleep on this episode, chappies! (So sorry for the terrible pun).
Jurgen Klopp has taken a dig at Tottenham's tactics after seeing his side's Premier League title hopes suffer a massive blow this game week in the Premier League. Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw against Spurs at Anfield while Manchester City shelled Newcastle United 5-0, leaving City three points clear at the top.
Manchester City collapsed at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid pulled off an astonishing late comeback to reach the Champions League final. This is the sixth time that Guardiola has been knocked out of the Champions League semi-finals which begs the question, "can Pep win the Champions League without Leo Messi?"
Mino Raiola, the influential and often controversial sports agent to some of soccer's biggest players, has died. He was 54. Raiola died after a long illness, his family confirmed. The Legend and Special Guest Paul discuss whether he should be remembered fondly or not.
Liverpool moved to within eight games of "immortality" in the shape of an unprecedented quadruple after beating Villarreal 2-0 in the Champions League semi-final first leg. Are they the best squad ever in the history of the Premier League? The Legend and Special Guest Paul discuss.
Everton were in 15th place when they sacked Rafa; under Lampard, they are in the drop zone. Lampard's appointment has yielded less points per game than Rafa. Everton resorted to the dark arts and only had 18% possession and still lost by two goals. Is it time for Everton to go down?
Manchester United lost 4-0 against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday, following their 5-0 thrashing by the same opposition at Old Trafford in October. The Legend and Special Guest Paul discuss the decline of God's team and the elevation of Arsenal into the top four.
Manchester City completed the signing of Jack Grealish for a British-record fee of £100 million, surpassing the £89.3 million spent by Manchester United to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus in 2016. After crashing out of the league cup and now the FA Cup, two cups that City would have been favourites to win before the season started, The Legend and SGP discuss whether Jack Grealish will win anything this season after turning his back on his boyhood club.
With players flopping all around, spitting, pulling hair, time wasting, and diving, it's clear as day that Atlético de Madrid vs Manchester City was a terrible advertisement for football as The Legend and SGP discuss.
Real Madrid ran out 3-1 winners in what was their best performance of the season, beating the reigning European champions Chelsea. Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick and had Madrid cruising with two goals inside the opening 24 minutes. The Legend and Special Guest discuss where Chelsea go from here.
Before Brentford came to Stamford Bridge, only Manchester City had left victorious during the 2021/22 Premier League season, and they had conceded ten times at home in 13 matches. That record was laid to rest as Brentford scored four second half goals to record a memorable win against the Champions of Europe. The Legend and Special Guest Paul discuss if Chelsea are cracking under the pressure of everything that is happening behind the scenes at the club.
England boss Gareth Southgate has called the booing of defender Harry Maguire in their 3-0 friendly win over Ivory Coast "an absolute joke". Meanwhile, Mike breaks bread with the Russian government and Special Guest Paul starts tossing his weight around the pod.
Special Guest Paul takes the reins with the seldom seen Sir Ben to discuss England's 2-1 victory over Switzerland as well as Canada officially qualifying for the World Cup. The latest incarnation of the Super League is discussed with UEFA President Ceferin proposing two additional teams to qualify via a coefficient. You'll also find some dubious film insight regarding the best picture Oscar candidates.
European champion Italy will miss the World Cup. Yet again. The unthinkable happened in Palermo as the Azzurri were beaten 1-0 by North Macedonia following a last-gasp goal by Aleksandar Trajkovski in their playoff semifinal. Support the pod boyz on Patreon!
Steven Gerrard has coldly responded to Arsenal's Bukayo Saka after he pleaded with referees to give him more protection following the win at Aston Villa. Gerrard said, and we quote, "I'm sitting here now with screws in my hips. I've had about 16 operations. I'm struggling to go to the gym at the moment. That's all on the back of earning a living in English football. Saka will learn and he'll learn quick.” The Legend and Special Guest Paul discuss.
On the latest episode of EPLpod, The Legend talks about God's team getting dumped out of the Champions League as Special Guest Paul talks about Liverpool beating Arsenal to a pulp. Patreon will be closing soon; send us canned goods instead please!
Having built a lead through Mbappé's brilliance, Neymar, Messi and the rest of Paris Saint-Germain crumble under Real Madrid's pressure. Meanwhile, back in Manchester, Ronaldo gets set to take on Atlético de Madrid. FULL EPISODE HERE
Faced with the threat of financial sanctions targeting Russians, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich confirmed he is trying to sell the club. Will Chelsea ever get back to the top again under new ownership? The Legend and SGP discuss. GET THE FULL EPISODE HERE
Roman Abramovich's ties to Vladimir Putin are as obvious as they are undeniably. As Putin continues to wage war against Ukraine, how can Chelsea fans still support a club that if wholly owned by one of Putin's cronies? The Legend and SGP discuss.
UEFA faced calls from the many including the British government to strip Russia of hosting the Champions League final over concerns it would legitimize what it called an "illegal invasion" of Ukraine, prompting European football's governing body to say it would reconsider St. Petersburg staging the showpiece match. At the time of publication, nothing has been done yet. What in the world is UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin thinking? GET THE FULL EPISODE HERE
Jürgen Klopp's squad are closing in on Manchester City with Liverpool now just six points behind them in the table. However, despite the loss to Spurs, Manchester City The Legend believes that the loss is just a tiny stumbling block and isn't terribly significant for Manchester City will still win the Premier League.
Manchester City brutalize Sporting Lisbon with a 5-0 defeat away in Portugal. With the two-legged affair basically over, The Legend and Special Guest Paul reflect on England's dominance in Europe. FOR THE FULL EPISODE, CLICK HERE EPLpod internship: email@example.com
Manchester United resort to crying and moaning to the referee instead of cracking on with matters. Instead of playing proper football, United players would rather leak stories to the media and stab their manager in the back which to be clear, is super uncool. Apply for the internship: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kurt Zouma started for West Ham against Watford on Tuesday less than 24 hours after video emerged of him kicking and punching pet cat; Moyes says incident did not impact his decision to start defender while Essex Police confirmed "urgent enquiries" are ongoing. The Legend and SGP discuss David Moyes and his inability to do the right thing and not play Kurt Zouma. GET THE FULL EPISODE HERE
Celebrations erupted after Senegal claimed their first Africa Cup of Nations title in a penalty shootout over seven-time winners Egypt with Liverpool's Mané also winning the best player of the tournament. EPLpod internship: email@example.com
Earlier this year, the pod boyz talked about a study on the negative effects of Fantasy Football on mental health. Since we run a fantasy premier league of our own, we sent Intern Sam to speak with Ross Dowsett to better understand his study. Does playing FPL lead to mental health issues? Interested in the EPLpod internship? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Ross Dowsett's FPL Account: FPL__Raptor Check out his book: @TheMindGame | Linktree
The 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar is fast approaching. The Legend discusses the issues of labour and workers rights in the host country with Malcolm Bidali, a former migrant worker. In the episode, Malcolm talks about his experience being put in solitary confinement after writing about the struggles for workers in Qatar on his blog. Older episode of EPLpod on Qatar: 1) What do we know so far about the Qatar World Cup? 2) The Workers Cup filmmakers talk Qatar World Cup
In today's pod, Intern Sam interviews the chairman of Bedford FC (soon to be Real Bedford), Peter McCormack about his mission to bring his hometown club to the Premier League. What makes him different from other owners is his plan to use his background in cryptocurrency to build the first Bitcoin-backed club. Here, Peter discusses his background in Bitcoin and the experiences he's had as the new owner of a football club. Real Bedford's Website: Real Bedford FC Check out Peter's podcast: What Bitcoin Did - The #1 Bitcoin Podcast
Marcus Rashford scored in the third and final minute of stoppage time to earn Manchester United a 1-0 win over West Ham that lifted the team above its opponent into fourth place in the Premier League on Saturday. The Legend and birthday boy, SGP, discuss.
'Mr. DT', Arsenal supporter Liam Goodenough, earned himself a big following as a regular on Arsenal Fan TV, but he has been sentenced to three years in prison after subjecting his victim to "a shocking and frightening ordeal." FULL EPISODE HERE
Spurs were 'extremely surprised' at Arsenal's decision and called for 'clarity and consistency' in the rules regarding to cancelling matches just before kickoff. The Gunners have a host of players missing with Covid, injury, suspension, and AFCON. However, the Premier League says all clubs can apply for postponements "if COVID infections are a factor." But does one single case really count? The Legend and SGP discuss.
The Africa Cup of Nations match between Mali and Tunisia ended in bizarre circumstance as referee Janny Sikazwe of Zambia twice blew his whistle before the clock had hit 90 minutes. Players went off into the dressing room the second time, only for them to be ordered to return 25 minutes later before Tunisia refused. The Legend and SPG discuss! LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE HERE
Romelu Lukaku has apologized and returned to the Chelsea squad for Wednesday's Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Tottenham. Will there be a new and fresh lovers' tiff between Thomas Tuchel and Romelu Lukaku in the near future? Disclaimer: part three has nothing to do with football. It's a long rant about covid from two covid-fatigued and frustrated people who don't really know what they're talking about when it comes to virology. GET THE FULL EPISODE HERE
Romelu Lukaku's future at Chelsea looks increasingly uncertain after the striker was dropped for the Premier League clash with Liverpool. How can Lukaku possibly come back after disrespecting Chelsea fans, senior players, Roman Abramovich, and most importantly, Thomas Tuchel?
Danny Welbeck's stoppage-time header secured a 1-1 draw for Brighton; Thomas Tuchel was furious with the refereeing after his side slipped eight points behind Manchester City and said it is "stupid" to think they are in the title race.
Intern Sam interviews the author of The Price of Football, Kieran Maguire, about the sexy world of football finance. From ticket prices to the effect of another COVID shutdown, Kieran provides incredible insight in an easy-to-understand way that even a lowly intern can understand. FOLLOW US ON TIKTOK
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says player safety is at risk after his side were made to play their Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanders on Sunday despite a Covid-19 outbreak. Is the Chelsea manager fishing for excuses or does he have a valid point? The Legend and SGP discuss. Follow us on TIKTOK
It's becoming clear that the Premier League won't be able to proceed in the coming weeks chiefly because unvaccinated players are causing all sorts of scheduling issues with their respective mandatory isolations as well as passing around the virus at a rate of 10x as compared to vaccinated players. Enough is enough already, it's time for unvaccinated players to stop thinking about just themselves. The Legend and SGP discuss. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has dropped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Saturday's Premier League game against Southampton due to a "disciplinary breach." Aubameyang was not present at training on Friday and although the club have refused to specify the exact nature of the incident, a club source said it's "not COVID related." Does the bad boy striker need a good spanking? FOLLOW US ON TIKTOK
Trash boyz Barcelona FC have been eliminated from the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League after a heavy 3-0 loss at Bayern Munich on the final matchday of the group stage. Goals by Thomas Muller, Leroy Sané and Jamal Musiala powered the German giants to a second straight clean sheet victory against Barca as the Catalan club is reduced to the Shame Cup alongside West Ham United. GET THE FULL EPISODE HERE
Having gone ahead through a Thiago Silva goal, Edouard Mendy gave away a penalty and then despite Mason Mount restoring the lead, Chelsea allowed the home side to score twice in the second half, the frustrating winner coming late on as Edouard Mendy was caught snoozing. FOLLOW US ON TIKTOC
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in history to score 800 top-level career goals when he struck twice for Manchester United in a 3-2 win over Arsenal on Thursday, yet some people like Nick Stampar and Karaan Mehrottra still think he's been a bad signing.
The super-safe game plan, with Cristiano Ronaldo dropped to the bench, worked for Manchester United. Hitting Chelsea on the counterattack, with Jadon Sancho scoring his first Premier League goal, and grabbing a point is the type of damage limitation-mode United is in this season. Snatching a 1-1 draw on Sunday – after home humiliations to Liverpool and Manchester City in the fading light of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reign – gives Ralf Rangnick a strong platform to build on.
According to The Athletic, "Ralf Rangnick has reached an agreement with Manchester United to become their interim manager. The 63-year-old, who is seen as the ‘godfather' of modern coaching in Germany, is leaving his job as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to take up the role." The Legend and SGP discuss what this means for God's team.