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theScore brings you an informative, light-hearted podcast on all things football. Or soccer. Or whatever you call the beautiful game. News and analysis, mixed with some friendly banter. Better predictions than Pele, too.

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Champions League is back ... and so are rumors of a Super League (Ep. 116)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2020 64:41

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Another great night in Paris for Rashford, Manchester United (2:44) - Chelsea still struggling to find the right balance (12:46) - Is Ansu Fati already Barcelona's second-best player? (20:31) - A good week for a pair of strikers at Juventus and Lazio (26:49) - Um, what the heck is going on with Real Madrid? (34:18) - Can anyone stop Bayern Munich from defending their title? (42:12) - Liverpool begin life without Big Virgil (46:28) - Should we put stock into the latest Super League rumblings? (52:19) ... and more!

Transfer window tops and flops, what's up with Liverpool? (Ep. 115)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2020 53:33

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Reviewing Manchester United's hectic deadline day (3:41) - Can Thomas Partey transform Arsenal's midfield? (12:13) - Will Federico Chiesa make good on his potential at Juve? (16:55) - An ode to Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting ... and his agent (21:41) - Biggest winners and losers of the transfer window (25:43) - Should we be worried about Liverpool after THAT loss? (41:27) - Serie A descends into farce with Juve-Napoli debacle (47:05) ... and more!

Early Premier League observations, hot transfer gossip (Ep. 114)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2020 65:03

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - What should Chelsea do with Kepa after yet another blunder? (2:53) - Can Liverpool be even better this year with Thiago, Jota? (8:59) - We finally got our first look at the two Manchester clubs (14:01) - Premier League surprises and disappointments so far (21:50) - Serie A is back: Pirlo's new-look Juve, Milan, and more (30:27) - Checking in on reigning champions Real Madrid and Bayern (42:04) - Transfer window: Bale's big move, Suarez cheats on his exam (48:01) ... and more!

Messi's ugly breakup with Barca, Bayern Munich's epic season (Ep. 113)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2020 36:24

Gianluca Nesci, Anthony Lopopolo, and Michael Chandler discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Messi wants out - will he *really* leave, and who can sign him? (1:57) - How Bayern Munich beat PSG in Champions League final (23:54) - A brief chat about the worst hair in world football (33:01) ... and more!

Champions League predictions ... and don't sleep on the Europa League (Ep. 112)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2020 52:13

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Michael Chandler look ahead to the long-awaited return of the Champions League. Topics for today's episode include: - Breaking down the remaining last-16 matchups (2:19) - Tournament predictions - can Atalanta go all the way? (23:29) - Key storylines to watch in the Europa League (41:46) ... and more!

Premier League review: Top four, relegation, and everything in between (Ep. 111)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2020 60:20

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Michael Chandler review the Premier League season. Topics for today's episode include: - Were Manchester United, Chelsea deserving of top-four spots? (3:10) - Why Leicester City's season was a failure (14:43) - Which outsiders can challenge for the top four next year? (22:26) - Waving goodbye to Watford and Bournemouth - but not Villa! (28:50) - Bits and bobs, including our team of the season (43:55) ... and more!

Messi wants out, Liverpool crowned, transfers heating up (Ep. 110)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2020 55:33

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - How Liverpool can get even better next season (2:47) - Can City, Chelsea, or United win the title next season? (8:28) - Predictions for the top-four (or five) race in England (20:33) - And for the relegation battle (24:30) - Breaking down the biggest transfers of the summer so far (31:15) - Could Messi actually leave Barcelona next year? (47:23)

We're back ... and so is European football! (Ep. 109)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2020 50:31

We're back! Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Thoughts, worries about restart plans in England, Spain, Italy (3:16) - Storylines to watch on the pitch when those leagues return (18:59) - Biggest takeaways from the Bundesliga since the restart (30:21)

The soccer world grapples with the coronavirus outbreak (Ep. 108)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2020 28:44

Recording remotely, Gianluca Nesci and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - The ramifications of Euro 2020 being postponed (2:42) - Do any teams stand to benefit from the Euros being delayed? (7:50) - When can we realistically expect domestic leagues to return? (18:42) - Possible solutions to complete this year's Champions League (24:44)

Liverpool's funk, Barca and Madrid crumbling, coronavirus response (Ep. 107)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2020 60:21

Gianluca Nesci, Michael Chandler, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Will Liverpool's season go down as England's greatest ever? (4:02) - Breaking down United's huge win in the Manchester derby (14:59) - Predictions for England's final few Champions League places (19:49) - Italian football's shambolic response to the coronavirus crisis (28:27) - Fan protests in Germany riddled with hypocrisy (34:33) - Are we witnessing the decline of Barcelona and Real Madrid? (39:33) - The mailbag returns! Answering your questions (47:27)

Erling Haaland is a machine, and Liverpool finally look human (Ep. 106)

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2020 45:18

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Michael Chandler discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's Champions League-themed episode include: - Vintage Atletico Madrid performance stymies Liverpool (2:02) - Haaland outshines Mbappe in battle of young stars (11:43) - Injury-riddled Tottenham in big trouble against RB Leipzig (22:33) - Say hello to high-flying Atalanta, your new favorite team (35:36)

Champions League delight for everyone ... except Manchester City (Ep. 105)

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2020 71:47

Gianluca Nesci, Michael Chandler, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - UEFA drops the hammer with hefty Manchester City ban (1:47) - Key battles to watch in the last 16 of the Champions League (27:02) - Unsung heroes for every Champions League club (52:21)

Transfer window winners and losers, Pep foiled by Mourinho (Ep. 104)

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2020 63:19

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Michael Chandler discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Best and worst January signings in the Premier League (2:28) - Dortmund dominate the window while others stumble (24:51) - Dissecting the big matches, storylines from the weekend (48:44)

The best (and worst) of 2019 ... and predictions for 2020 (Ep. 103)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2019 56:51

The whole gang's together! Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, Michael Chandler, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's year in review episode include: - The defining moments of 2019 in world football (2:44) - Who "won" the year? (11:22) - Handing out our end-of-year awards (17:08) - Bold predictions for 2020 (48:45)

Analysis, predictions after the Champions League last-16 draw (Ep. 102)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2019 41:30

Gianluca Nesci and Daniel Rouse discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Breaking down each Champions League last-16 matchup (4:24) - Premier League roundup: Arsenal, Everton, and more (30:46)

Mourinho's back, Pochettino's gone, and Euro 2020 takes shape (Ep. 101)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2019 55:16

Gianluca Nesci, Michael Chandler, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Welcome back, Jose Mourinho (1:37) - What's next for Mauricio Pochettino? (12:01) - Other managers on the hot seat (18:44) - Rounding up the weekend's Premier League action (26:04) - Everything you need to know about Euro 2020 (33:52)

Barcelona in crisis, Bayern Munich in flux, Arsenal in shambles (Ep. 100)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2019 72:07

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Michael Chandler discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Chelsea's draw against Ajax was pure chaos (2:05) - Barcelona look broken, and Valverde can't fix the problem (9:48) - Inter in trouble after capitulation against Dortmund (15:18) - OUTFIELD PLAYER IN GOAL FOR MANCHESTER CITY!!! (26:47) - Bayern begin life after Kovac ... who should they hire next? (33:37) - Juve and Atletico going in different directions in the UCL (39:40) - Is Rodrygo Real Madrid's next big superstar? (44:30) - Mauro Icardi on fire at PSG (50:15) - Heung-Min Son's apology, and more VAR failures (53:34) - Ranting about the disastrous state of Arsenal (1:02:01)

USMNT crumbling, early Euro 2020 picks, ranking Europe's top clubs (Ep. 99)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2019 43:38

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Michael Chandler discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Canada makes a statement with stunning win over the U.S. (2:06) - Should the USMNT fire Berhalter and start from scratch? (8:39) - Early Euro 2020 thoughts, predictions (19:17) - Ranking the 10 best clubs in Europe right now (30:09) ... and more!

Premier League crisis clubs, Juve start clicking, MLS playoffs on tap (Ep. 98)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2019 54:35

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Tottenham and Manchester United in full-blown crisis mode (1:46) - Can Manchester City catch Liverpool at the top of the table? (15:07) - Will Leicester hang with the big boys all season? (20:52) - Premier League roundup (27:10) - It's starting to click for Juventus and Sarri (29:37) - Biggest surprises in Europe to open the season (34:39) - Zlatan vs. Vela, and predictions for the MLS playoffs (42:08) ... and more!

Dissecting a wild week in the Champions League (Ep. 97)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2019 55:21

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Anthony Lopopolo review this week's frenetic Champions League action. Topics for today's episode include: - Liverpool survive huge scare in seven-goal thriller (3:45) - Suarez silences doubters by igniting comeback against Inter (11:48) - Should we be worried about Pulisic's slow start at Chelsea? (19:48) - Is this the beginning of the end for Pochettino at Spurs? (25:16) - Revamped Bayern are true contenders once again (35:08) - Real Madrid need to rejig their crumbling midfield (40:44) - Roundup of the remaining Matchday 2 results (47:40) ... and more!

Champions League preview, bold predictions (Ep. 96)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2019 43:44

Gianluca Nesci, Michael Chandler, and Anthony Lopopolo preview this season's Champions League. Topics for today's episode include: - Full breakdown and predictions for the group stage (3:10) - Big-picture predictions: Golden Boot, biggest flop, champions (36:18) ... and more!

Premier League upsets, Serie A kicks off, MLS heats up (Ep. 95)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2019 51:43

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Devang Desai discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Gulf in class between Liverpool and Arsenal on display (2:42) - Manchester United and Spurs suffer humiliating home losses (9:41) - Premier League roundup: hairstyles, Harry Wilson, Watford (15:52) - Serie A underway, Griezmann off the mark, PSG's injury crisis (23:34) - Breaking down the MLS playoff race (39:16)

Early Premier League surprises, hot VAR takes, and transfer rumors (Ep. 94)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2019 61:38

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Do Manchester City have any weaknesses? (1:56) - Debating the merits of VAR and the new handball rule (8:12) - Early Premier League surprises (21:56) - European roundup: Barca, Bayern, Real Madrid (30:16) - Transfer talk: Coutinho, Alexis Sanchez, Balotelli (46:24)

Dissecting the opening weekend of the Premier League season (Ep. 93)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2019 36:24

Gianluca Nesci and Daniel Rouse discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - How much should we read into Manchester United's huge win? (1:48) - Are Chelsea actually doomed? (12:21) - Manchester City are still unstoppable ... and more VAR debate (20:23) - The best debut performances from the opening weekend (27:28) - Liverpool win, but lose Alisson (32:54)

Premier League preview, dissecting transfer deadline day (Ep. 92)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2019 46:58

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Breaking down the action from transfer deadline day (2:26) - Winners and losers of the Premier League window (21:12) - Predictions for the 2019-20 Premier League season (36:06)

Transfer window: Ongoing sagas, best and worst deals so far (Ep. 91)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2019 50:05

Gianluca Nesci, Michael Chandler, and Anthony Lopopolo are back to discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Ongoing transfer sagas: Dybala, Pogba, Neymar, and more (2:25) - Highlighting the best deals of the window so far (25:45) - Breaking down the worst moves of the window so far (37:46)

A Football Documentary: The Evolution of Goalkeepers (Ep. 90)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2019 25:59

Welcome to the Sweeper Keeper podcast, theScore's weekly footy show. In the first installment of our documentary series, we're chronicling the rise of the goalkeeper from afterthought to protagonist. Featuring exclusive interviews with current and former players, as well as journalists and pundits, Anthony Lopopolo and Daniel Rouse examine how life has changed between the sticks. Production: Anthony Lopopolo (@sportscaddy) Guests: Daniel Rouse (@DanielJRouse), Auke Kok (@AukeKok), Craig Forrest (@craigforrest1), Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl), Neil Etheridge (@Neil38Etheridge) Credit roll: Lev Yashin - BBC World Cup 2018 film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqJd_FvhGi8 Courtesy: BBC Portugal v Soviet Union, 1966 FIFA World Cup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnHAczb51uQ Courtesy: FIFATV Yashin - Russia W Germany 1966 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXylf3zaeM0 Courtesy: SoccerLimey Coventry 0 Everton 1 - 03 September 1988 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TgOvD8egyU Courtesy: stevelina Rangers v Dynamo Kiev 30/9/87 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfVxzcGqylw Courtesy: Drew Gill Johan Cruyff dies aged 68 BBC Newsnight Tribute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DnLHLMcr8E Courtesy: BBC Newsnight Ajax's exciting youngsters train ahead of Spurs clash https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3IIU2aufMo Courtesy: HaytersTV AJAX - Feyenoord ( 3 - 1 ) 22-1-2014 : Entrada part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hJCbFSrmzU Courtesy: Ajax Ventos Who is the best sweeper keeper in football? Ter Stegen, Alisson, Ederson? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAHyeUw3Fsk Courtesy: BT Sport Inside Anfield: Liverpool 1-0 Napoli | European nights, the Kop in full voice and all the action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEn_kJHyuIY Courtesy: Liverpool FC Manchester City in talks to sign Ederson from Benfica for world record fee for goalkeeper https://www.skysports.com/football/news/12040/10896918/manchester-city-in-talks-to-sign-ederson-from-benfica-for-around-45m Courtesy: Sky Sports Edwin Van Der Sar • Best Saves • Eredevise Season 1994 1995 • Ajax Amsterdam • With Dutch Comment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UonwkCs8fUc Germany 1:0 Argentina Full Highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCcnQiuyUlQ Courtesy: ITV Ter Stegen Amazing Save - Bayern Munich vs Barcelona https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2pz31z Courtesy: Sky Sport Italia England V. Hungary (1953) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS_-7AfUdcA Courtesy: British Pathe City 6 Huddersfield Town 1: Extended Highlights https://www.mancity.com/citytv/match-highlights/2018/august/man-city-v-huddersfield-town-extended-highlights Courtesy: Manchester City CONFIRMED: Liverpool Sign Alisson Becker From AS Roma For £67m https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5J2VP4ncIM&t=20s Courtesy: Sky Sports Peter Enckelman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18QsjFUquD8 Courtesy: ITV

USWNT defends title, Brazil ends Copa drought, Mexico wins Gold Cup (Ep. 89)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2019 51:54

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, Michael Chandler, and Anthony Lopopolo break down Super Sunday's trio of tournament finals. Topics for today's episode include: - Women's World Cup review: USWNT captures another title (1:39) - Copa America review: Brazil ends lengthy drought (23:03) - Gold Cup review: What's next for Mexico, the United States? (36:50)

Women's World Cup, Copa America, wild transfer rumors (Ep. 88)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2019 60:22

Gianluca Nesci, Michael Chandler, and Anthony Lopopolo are back to discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Women's World Cup: USWNT, Rapinoe, semifinal predictions (2:40) - Copa America: Brazil vs. Argentina, Messi, Chile still kicking (23:41) - Interview with Robbie Blakeley on everything Copa America (35:41) - Dissecting the biggest deals, wildest transfer rumors so far (47:24) ... and more!

Women's World Cup preview (Ep. 87)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2019 58:53

Gianluca Nesci and Michael Chandler discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Women's World Cup overview (1:53) - Group-by-group breakdowns (12:42) - Comprehensive tournament predictions (22:28) - Interview with Sasha Goryunov on Liverpool (31:15) - Interview with Chris Miller on Tottenham (46:47) ... and more!

Champions League final preview, ranting about the Europa League (Ep. 86)

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2019 51:57

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Michael Chandler discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Key storylines to watch in the Champions League final (2:19) - Marquee matchups that will decide Spurs-Liverpool clash (20:17) - Predictions for Saturday's big match (28:31) - Woeful Arsenal implode in Europa League final (30:53) - Hazard gets the perfect Chelsea send-off (42:36) - Was Sarri's first season with Chelsea a success? (48:23) ... and more!

City's treble, Kompany's legacy, and exciting summer tournaments (Ep. 85)

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2019 54:05

Daniel Rouse takes over hosting duties with Gianluca away for the weekend, and discusses the biggest stories in world football alongside Michael Chandler and Anthony Lopopolo. Topics for today's episode include: - Kompany leaves City ... is he their greatest-ever player? (2:15) - FFP headaches for City, and questions about murky finances (9:36) - Getting ready for the promotion playoff final (20:42) - European roundup: Gareth Bale's future at Real Madrid(28:01) - Which summer tournament are we most excited for? (42:09) - A quick look at some transfer storylines to watch (46:48) ... and more!

Reviewing an enthralling Premier League season (Ep. 84)

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2019 46:59

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Michael Chandler discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Saluting Manchester City and Liverpool after epic title race (2:50) - The best, and worst, from the Premier League this season (17:05) - What else happened in world football this weekend? (42:13) ... and more!

Trying to make sense of the craziest Champions League week ever (Ep. 83)

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2019 45:17

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's special Champions League episode include: - How did Spurs pull off miraculous comeback against Ajax? (2:34) - Interview with Tottenham reporter Chris Miller (12:14) - Liverpool complete surreal rally of their own against Barca (23:30) - Should Barcelona fire Ernesto Valverde? (32:22) - Which comeback was more impressive this week? (36:57) - Predictions for the Champions League final (40:23) ... and more!

Top-four failures, lucky bounces, and club legends (Ep. 82)

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2019 53:25

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Michael Chandler discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Dire Arsenal blow their top-four chance (2:19) - Should Manchester United actually get rid of Solskjaer? (10:11) - Liverpool get away with one against Newcastle (16:31) - How can Liverpool improve their squad next season? (22:59) - What makes someone a club legend? (27:23) - Mailbag: Previewing the promotion playoffs (39:40)

Champions League: Messi's latest magic act, Ajax on brink of history (Ep. 81)

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2019 37:05

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's special Champions League episode include: - Liverpool have no answer for the GOAT (2:01) - Is Messi the best free-kick taker in the game? (12:24) - Warning: Huge 'Game of Thrones' spoiler (18:29) - How Ajax built one of the world's most exciting teams (20:44) - Depleted Tottenham still in with a shot (26:12) - Vertonghen's injury highlights football's concussion problem (29:40)

Absurd top-four race in the Premier League, alternative PFA awards (Ep. 80)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2019 54:51

Gianluca Nesci, Michael Chandler, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Does anybody want to finish fourth in the Premier League? (2:49) - Who should stay, who should go from the United squad? (9:03) - Which European heavyweight needs the biggest overhaul? (26:59) - Coming up with alternative PFA awards (35:19) - Answering mailbag questions (46:08)

Champions League special: City-Spurs chaos, Ajax's run, semifinal predictions (Ep. 79)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2019 50:20

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Madcap opening, closing to incredible City-Spurs contest (2:53) - Ajax keep their run alive, Barca and Liverpool dominate (26:18) - Predictions for the Champions League semifinals (43:02)

Liverpool's title charge, Champions League quarterfinal predictions (Ep. 78)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2019 46:04

Gianluca Nesci, Anthony Lopopolo, and Michael Chandler discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Liverpool in pole position for the title after beating Chelsea? (3:35) - Has Maurizio Sarri done enough of late to keep his job? (15:31) - Champions League QF predictions: X-factors for each tie (20:48) - Answering listener questions (36:38)

City's quadruple hunt, super clubs taking over, players who'd make the best fighters (Ep. 77)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2019 41:03

Gianluca Nesci and Daniel Rouse discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Manchester City's hunt for the quadruple (2:31) - Watford's epic FA Cup comeback (8:42) - Did BVB just blow their chance to win the Bundesliga title? (13:55) - Is football being ruined by the wealth of Europe's super clubs? (17:17) - Players you'd want by your side in a fight to the death (23:10) - Mailbag: Answering listener questions (31:11)

Liverpool get lucky, Bayern get burned, Zidane loves Pogba (Ep. 76)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2019 50:42

Gianluca Nesci, Michael Chandler, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - After wild win over Spurs, maybe it really is Liverpool's year (3:35) - Chelsea get lucky as terrible call burns Cardiff City (10:22) - Checking in on the Premier League relegation battle (16:45) - Bundesliga title race takes a twist ahead of Der Klassiker (20:23) - What are the best debut performances in recent memory? (26:04) - Assessing Real Madrid's needs in the summer window (36:35) - Revisiting the most ridiculous transfer rumors out there (45:04)

Way-too-early Euro 2020 predictions, building the ultimate legends XI (Ep. 75)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2019 44:04

Gianluca Nesci, Michael Chandler, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Euro 2020 predictions: champion, breakout star, and more (2:02) - Best and worst transfers of the season (21:01) - Building the ultimate legends team for Juve, Milan, Arsenal (35:13)

Wacky European leagues to watch, FA Cup magic, ranking 'keepers (Ep. 74)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2019 42:47

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Michael Chandler discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - FA Cup controversy between Manchester City and Swansea (2:29)  - Giant-killers Wolves claim another scalp against Red Devils (6:56) - Fulham give Liverpool a scare ... only to blow it late (11:04) - Winners and losers from Zidane's move back to Real Madrid (19:14) - Who are the best 'keepers in world football? (22:44) - The 'other' leagues, title races you should be watching (25:41) - Non-traditional clubs who hold a special place in our hearts (34:04)

Champions League draw: Analysis, predictions for the quarterfinals (Ep. 73)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2019 45:28

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Michael Chandler discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's special Champions League episode include: - Can Ajax pull off another upset against Juventus? (3:36) - Liverpool all smiles after drawing Porto (9:15) - Tottenham, Manchester City meet in tasty all-English affair (14:01) - Do Manchester United have any chance of stopping Messi? (23:34) - Are we entering an era of EPL dominance in Europe? (30:42) - Eliminated Champions League teams we miss most (38:22)

Zidane returns, pitch invaders wreak havoc, Solskjaer's luck runs out (Ep. 72)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2019 43:12

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Pitch invader's heinous attack on Jack Grealish (1:56) - Solskjaer's luck runs out, Arsenal jump into top-four spot (10:09) - Is Raheem Sterling the favorite for PFA Player of the Year? (15:21) - Premier League roundup: Some love for Rafa Benitez (20:22) - Zinedine Zidane makes stunning return to Real Madrid (26:43) - With your life at stake, who'd you trust to score a free-kick? (36:59)

Fierce derbies, terrible referees, weird football superstitions (Ep. 71)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2019 43:40

Gianluca Nesci and Michael Chandler discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Late drama, and terrible officiating, in north London derby (3:05) - Liverpool's title bid stalled by Merseyside rivals Everton (10:36) - Barcelona's dominance in El Clasico continues (18:07) - Benfica's Joao Felix is world football's next big star (23:21) - Lazio dismantle Roma as Serie A table heats up (25:53) - Our 'must-see derby' bucket lists (30:21) - What are the weirdest superstitions in football? (35:25)

2019 MLS Preview: Predictions, interviews with TFC stars (Ep. 70)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2019 61:49

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and special guest Devang Desai preview the 2019 MLS season. Topics for today's episode include: - How will Atlanta fare without Almiron, Martino? (2:46) - Will Zlatan and Rooney dominate once again? (7:27) - Are the LA Galaxy still one of MLS' elite clubs? (9:28) - Will FC Cincinnati enjoy immediate success? (12:59) - After being #Saved, what's in store for Columbus this year? (16:58) - Who'll be the next young star to make the leap to Europe? (19:31) - Are the Quakes poised for a surprise year under Almeyda? (21:28) - Interviews with Toronto FC's Alex Bono, Jonathan Osorio (25:20) - What should we expect from TFC without Giovinco, Vazquez? (37:10) - Predictions: MLS Cup, Supporters' Shield, MVP, and more (51:00)

Kepa and Sarri go head-to-head, Messi the GOAT, the best footy movies (Ep. 69)

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2019 35:37

Gianluca Nesci, Michael Chandler, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Who's to blame for the Kepa-Sarri debacle? (2:14) - Liverpool miss big opportunity against injury-riddled United (14:22) - All hail the GOAT, Lionel Messi (22:11) - Our favorite footy movies ever (28:12)

Player feuds, rule changes, and a hypothetical All-Star Game (Ep. 68)

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2019 39:34

Gianluca Nesci, Michael Chandler, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Mauro Icardi's feud with Inter escalates (2:54) - Why does Unai Emery hate Mesut Ozil? (10:34) - Rule changes we think would improve football (19:56) - Ideas for a world football All-Star Game (30:27)

Champions League: PSG getting over the hump, is VAR good for the game? (Ep. 67)

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2019 50:44

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Anthony Lopopolo discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Tottenham crush Borussia Dortmund (1:52) - Veteran savvy, VAR help Real Madrid defeat energetic Ajax (11:33) - Debate about VAR: Is it good for the sport? (16:34) - Undermanned PSG make a big statement at Old Trafford (27:33) - Did that loss hurt Solskjaer's chances of getting full-time gig? (34:23) - Zaniolo steals the show as Roma top Porto (40:08) - Who are the best young players in the Champions League? (44:51)

Chelsea humiliated, Champions League predictions, and cow jokes (Ep. 66)

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2019 54:07

Gianluca Nesci, Daniel Rouse, and Michael Chandler discuss the biggest stories in world football. Topics for today's episode include: - Chelsea get obliterated by Manchester City (1:42) - Is it time for Hazard to leave the Premier League? (5:48) - Is Wijnaldum Liverpool's most consistent midfielder? (8:22) - Contrasting fortunes for Spurs and Leicester (10:47) - Premier League roundup (16:11) - Drama in Europe: Madrid derby, Bundesliga title race (18:55) - Champions League predictions for the round of 16 (27:43) - Dairy farmers wreak havoc on a Serie A club's travel plans (48:56)

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