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Football, done differently. Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn take a zoomed out look at the game on and off the field, whilst weaving in pop culture references, music and much, much more. Now part of the Ringer FC feed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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    We've moved to Ringer FC!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2020 2:13

    Hey everyone, in case you missed the news, we're now over on the Ringer FC Spotify feed. Musa and Ryan drop this little PSA with the info!If you've not yet come with us, search for Ringer FC on Spotify, or click here, to get Stadio twice a week, for free, without a paid subscription.Hope you can come join us! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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    FA Cup semi-final round-up (preview)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2020 20:00

    The games continues thick and fast, as Musa and Ryan reflect on the FA Cup semi-finals, which saw Chelsea and Arsenal progress to the final and highlighted potential problems within the two Manchester clubs. To listen to the rest of this episode, head to the Ringer FC Spotify feed. The NWSL was full of shocks as the top four seeds all exited the competition and Britt Eckerstrom steal the show, plus Ryan shares his love of the numerous novelty Twitter accounts that have sprung up around the tournament. The MSL was also wild, with goals, sending offs and VAR drama a plenty, much like La Liga’s final day, which saw Leganés relegated, two legends leave Villarreal and Granada seal their first ever European spot. Finally, they touch on Bielsa’s Leeds getting promoted to the Premier League, Nigel Pearson’s sacking with two games left and World Cup Winner Andre Schürrle’s retirement at the age of 29. Also, our intro music is on sale, with all proceeds being donated. To buy and more info head here.Finally, don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Mailbag: Arsenal, Liverpool and more! (preview)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2020 17:22

    A preview of this mailbag episode, as Musa and Ryan chat about Arsenal’s win over Liverpool, how the schedule is starting to take its toll on players, heap praise on the absent Jordan Henderson and discuss what players they would take out from 90s Arsenal and Manchester United teams into today’s. The listen to the rest of this episode, head to the Ringer FC Spotify feed. There’s the first ever Stadio competition, where the boys will be giving away a copy of Issue 2 of the brilliant Caricom Magazine, which contains an essay by Musa, as well as a quick round-up of Portugal, Italy and the US, before moving on to discuss the Women’s Champions League, the USWNT players they’d like to see at European clubs, the rules they’d take from other sports into soccer and much more.Stadio Sessions returned last weekend, with a two-hour soul and disco special. Head here to give it a listen.Also, our intro music is on sale, with all proceeds being donated. To buy and more info head here.Finally, don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Financial Fair Play in trouble

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2020 16:51

    A preview of today's episode where, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned Uefa’s punishment of Manchester City, Musa and Ryan discuss how this could affect European football moving forward, Uefa’s authority and how they played their part in creating a handful of powerful European super clubs.To hear about this in more detail, why not revisit the episode recorded after UEFA's original ruling (begins at 10m30s), and to listen to the rest of today's episode, head to the Ringer FC Spotify feed.Stadio Sessions returned last weekend, with a two-hour soul and disco special. Head here to give it a listen.Also, our intro music is on sale, with all proceeds being donated. To buy and more info head here.Finally, don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    MLS's weird return, plus Rangnick to Milan, managerial sartorial choices and more (preview)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2020 21:54

    A preview of today's episode, where Musa and Ryan discuss the conditions surrounding the MLS's questionable return, Orlando beating Inter Miami in the opener and how the circumstances differ from the NWSL Challenge Cup. They take a question on how the NWSL compares as a league to those in Europe, as well as exploring whether the next NWSL CBA could allow USWNT players to play in Europe and recap the wild Milan v Juventus game in midweek, as well as Ralf Rangnick taking over from Stefano Pioli next season. To listen to the full episode, which includes whether Kai Havertz would fit at Chelsea, as a rumoured move to London gains pace, whether the lack of crowd has affect on field player traits and what footballing minutiae they love, including player and managerial sartorial choices, head over to the Ringer FC Spotify feed.Also, our intro music is on sale, with all proceeds being donated. To buy and more info head here.Finally, don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    German doubles, Saints and Red Devils (preview)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2020 23:50

    A preview of the latest episode (up to the first break), where Musa and Ryan discuss doubles for Wolfsburg and Bayern, Southampton beating City, Liverpool and Spurs' differing paths, Chelsea, Arsenal, Serie A, the NWSL and much more.Subscribe to the Ringer FC Spotify feed to listen to this - and all future episodes - in full.Also, our intro music is on sale, with all proceeds being donated. To buy and more info head here.Finally, don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    What if? (Vol 5)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2020 51:52

    In this bonus What If episode, Musa and Ryan take another trip through an alternate footballing universe. They speculate what happens to Liverpool if Coutinho doesn't leave for Barcelona in 2017, the FA doesn't ban women's football in the 1920s, John Terry doesn't slip in the Champions League Final penalty shootout of 2008, Bayer Leverkusen win the treble in 2002 and a certain group of players declare for Brazil over other nations. There’s a Star Wars related cameo, some more Jupp Heynckes talk and much more.Remember to subscribe to the Ringer FC feed, where we will be going exclusively from Monday, with previews of each episode (up to the first break) still being posted on the Stadio feed.Also, our intro music is on sale, with all proceeds being donated. To buy and more info head here.And for one final time, please vote for us in the British Podcast Awards Listeners' Choice Award here. Thank you!Finally, don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Trouble at Barça

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2020 53:50

    Barcelona dropped more points against Atlético Madrid midweek, so Musa and Ryan discuss the troubles at club, including board mismanagement of a squad including Messi and how his brilliance is being wasted before rounding up the rest of La Liga. There’s a round-up of Serie A, the NWSL Challenge Cup fixtures - including the impressive North Carolina Courage win over Washington Spirit - and the Premier League, after West Ham upset Chelsea, Manchester United looking good again and Newcastle continue to impress, before playing out on Dabrye and DOOM. Remember to subscribe to the Ringer FC feed, where we will be going exclusively from next Monday.Also, our intro music is on sale, with all proceeds being donated. To buy and more info head here.And once again, please vote for us in the British Podcast Awards Listeners' Choice Award here. Thank you!Finally, don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bundesliga wraps, NSWL begins and La Liga heats up

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2020 44:34

    What a hectic weekend of football! Musa and Ryan begin with the dramatic final days of the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga, including Werder Bremen's 6-1 win over Köln to book a place in the relegation playoff, Gladbach securing Champions League football, Dortmund losing 4-0 at home to Hoffenheim and Schalke's terrible run continuing. Things also heated up in La Liga over the weekend, thanks in no small part to two wonderful assists from Santi Cazorla and Karim Benzema, plus a late equaliser for Celta Vigo against Barcelona. There's a lot of praise for Rose Lavelle after Washington Spirit's 2-1 win over Chicago, a quick trip to the Premier League and FA Cup, before playing out on Steve Hiett.Remember to subscribe to the Ringer FC feed, where we will be going exclusively soon.Also, our intro music is on sale, with all proceeds being donated. To buy and more info head here.And once again, please vote for us in the British Podcast Awards Listeners' Choice Award here. Thank you!Finally, don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bonus: The wait is over for Liverpool

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2020 24:17

    After Chelsea beat Manchester City, Musa and Ryan record a bonus episode to discuss Liverpool's first league title in 30 years, including a huge amount of praise for the job Jürgen Klopp has done at Anfield. They also touch on the game that won them the title, as Chelsea strengthen their position in the race for the Champions League and Manchester City give up the Premier League crown.----Remember to subscribe to the Ringer FC feed, where we will be going exclusively soon.Also, our intro music is on sale, with all proceeds being donated. To buy and more info head here.And once again, please vote for us in the British Podcast Awards Listeners' Choice Award here. Thank you!Finally, don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Atalanta goals, Liverpool almost there and the NWSL is back

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2020 43:05

    There were so many goals in the midweek European fixtures, but Musa and Ryan begin with the NWSL Challenge Cup, which will be the first major league to return in the US this Saturday and the complications caused by Orlando Pride pulling out due to positive coronarvirus tests throughout the squad. Liverpool are almost there after beating Crystal Palace, Manchester United impress and there is a lotta lotta love for Atalanta. Barcelona continue to struggle, Sergio Ramos’ beard and Atletico Madrid returning to type, before a mailbag and playing out on The Pool.----Remember to subscribe to the Ringer FC feed, where we will be going exclusively soon.Also, our intro music is on sale, with all proceeds being donated. To buy and more info head here.And once again, please vote for us in the British Podcast Awards Listeners' Choice Award here. Thank you!Finally, don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Pogba, Premier League and Seria A all return, plus the Bundesliga!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2020 51:48

    In the inaugural Stadio podcast for Ringer FC, Musa and Ryan get into the first full weekend of Premier League matches in over 100 days. They open with Spurs v Manchester United, featuring a brilliant Paul Pogba, and discuss how the United midfield might look going forward. They touch on the Merseyside Derby, Brighton's victory over Arsenal, including a bad injury to Bernd Leno, and Chelsea's future following the announcement of the signing of Timo Werner. After the break they round up the weekend's Bundesliga action, Ryan shares his experience of attending the Hertha v Leverkusen game behind closed doors, problems for Barcelona in La Liga, a great win for Celta and the return of Serie A, before playing out on Patrick Cowley.Remember to subscribe to the Ringer FC feed, where we will be going exclusively soon.And once again, please vote for us in the British Podcast Awards Listeners' Choice Award here. Thank you!Finally, don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Like it never went away

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2020 45:01

    The Premier League is back from its pandemic hiatus, and it's as if - for better or for worse - it never went away. Musa and Ryan discuss a ruthless Manchester City, a reassuringly predictable Arsenal, and the obligatory controversial VAR decision. They go to Germany to congratulate Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg Frauen on title triumphs, to Spain to assess what a fully-fit João Félix can do for Atlético Madrid, and to Italy to toast Napoli's first trophy in six years, a Coppa Italia triumph over Juventus. Finally, they drool over the late stages of the UEFA Champions League, particularly when it comes to the food, and then play out with 52nd Street. Quick disclaimer, Musa had to move into his kitchen due to some construction going on outside, in case you notice a change in sound!From Monday, we will be on the Ringer FC feed, so please head over there to subscribe.Don't forget, please vote for us in the British Podcast Awards Listeners' Choice Award here. Thank you!Finally, don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Weird crowd graphics and Rashford doing the work for others

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2020 41:36

    In this episode Musa and Ryan share a very special announcement. They also review the return of La Liga, marvel over Leo Messi and Toni Kroos, share their relief at Union Berlin's latest win and look at Bayern's march to an eighth straight Bundesliga title. They praise Marcus Rashford's political activism and criticise the double standards to which black people are held in public life, while lamenting the mistreatment of Paul Pogba and pop star Misha B. They then play out with the Ron Hardy remix of Ragtyme and Byron Stingily.Don't forget, please vote for us in the British Podcast Awards Listeners' Choice Award here. Thank you!Finally, don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    What if? (Volume 4 - To the chopper!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2020 56:36

    In this episode Musa and Ryan start off with some movie chat and quickly review the action in the Bundesliga, including a high-profile sacking and a high-profile transfer, before again delving into football's alternate universes with their latest "What If" podcast. Thanks to a typically brilliant set of listeners' questions, they ask themselves - among other things - what would have happened to Jose Mourinho had Porto not beaten Man Utd in 2004, if Raúl González and Ronaldo had teamed up at Atlético Madrid, if Ryan Giggs played for England, and if football clubs allowed players to be drafted and traded just like in the NBA. At the end Musa offers Ryan a lift back to the mainland on his helicopter after a fake footballing, and then - given that June is Pride Month and Black Music month, they play out with an outfit that is a celebration of both, the New York new wave duo Maxx Mann. Don't forget, please vote for us in the British Podcast Awards Listeners' Choice Award here. Thank you!Finally, don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Two friends talking about racism, then football

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2020 46:31

    In this episode Musa and Ryan talk about racism and then about football, and play out with Leon Thomas: "It's My Life I'm Fighting For".Black lives matter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Der Klassiker: Questions and familiar answers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2020 46:48

    This Wednesday saw Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich face off in what looks to be the decisive fixture in this season’s Bundesliga title race. Musa and Ryan discuss the long-term implications of this game’s result, before looking over the other matches from the German league’s midweek programme. They briefly talk about the flagging title challenges of Leipzig and Gladbach and the rebirth of Hertha, before answering some listeners’ questions about the NWSL Challenge Cup, God and Thanos. They then play out with Obed Ngobeni & The Kurhula Sisters.For some further reading, check out Ryan’s piece on the Klassiker for The Ringer here.Another reminder to please vote for us in the British Podcast Awards Listeners' Choice Award here. Thank you!Finally, don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Rise of Kai-walker

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2020 43:12

    In this episode, Musa and Ryan, still in slight disbelief that the Bundesliga is actually back, assess the second weekend of games since the restart. They wonder at the rise of Kai Havertz, praise Julian Brandt and Alphonso Davies, the promising signs for Hertha and Augsburg and the worrying ones for Schalke. Also, there's a lot of Star Wars and whether or not fan noise should be used to cover up the echo of empty stadiums, before playing out with People in Control.A reminder, please vote for us in the British Podcast Awards Listeners' Choice Award here. Thank you!Finally, don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Number Nine

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2020 59:23

    In this episode, Musa and Ryan - fresh from their first meet-up for coffee in two months - discuss that mythical creature of the penalty area, 'the classic number nine' and go through some all-time greats from the men's game. With a big nod to the ever-brilliant Robert Lewandowski and an unexpected emphasis on Serie A, they look at the traits of the greatest to play this position. There's talk of Batistuta, Eto'o, Van Basten, Signori and more, plus a number of The Dark Knight Rises references before they play out on Harlem Spirit.In other news, please, please, please vote for us in the British Podcast Awards Listeners' Choice Award here. Thank you!On the music tip, last week's Stadio Session is up. You can listen back to the two-hour guitar music special here.Finally, don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Eyes of the world

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2020 44:55

    In this episode Musa and Ryan share their confusion and happiness about the return of the Bundesliga, including the necessary lack of atmosphere. Among other things, they discuss a surprisingly sharp Dortmund against Schalke, Hertha Berlin’s promising win over Hoffenheim, a stumbling Leipzig and a ferocious Gladbach. They again assess Marco Rose’s fashion choices, they answer a couple of typically excellent questions listeners, and then play out with Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream".Don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Socks and slides

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2020 42:29

    In this episode Musa and Ryan set out to provide a short and carefully-focused discussion on a rapid-fire set of listeners' questions, but end up talking at length about footballers' nicknames and dissecting the dress codes of various football managers, whilst also deciding what they would wear in the dugout. Along the way they discuss Gabriel Batistuta with the aid of Game of Thrones, they assess the "big fundamental energy" of Lilian Thuram, and then they play out on May East.This Friday, 7pm BST / 8pm CEST, we'll be doing another Stadio session, two hours of guitar music and football commentary. Tune in live here.Finally, follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    It's... back?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2020 40:54

    In the last podcast before the return of the Bundesliga, Musa and Ryan discuss their mixed feelings about football's comeback to empty German stadiums, looking at the various considerations which the authorities had to take into account. They also suggest which teams that new viewers of the Bundesliga might enjoy watching, and then answer some of their listener's questions - including the least entertaining game of all time - before playing out with Tapes.Don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter and Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    What if? (Volume 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2020 44:16

    It's time for another journey through the world of alternative footballing realities, as Musa and Ryan return with a third edition of 'what ifs'. What would have happened if Nicolas Anelka had stayed at Arsenal? What if Sergio Ramos doesn't equalise against Atlético Madrid in the Champions League final in 2014? What if Neymar doesn’t get injured against Colombia? They also discuss what would have happened if Robert Lewandowski had completed his move to Blackburn in 2010 and how the effects of Poland beating Germany in the 1974 World Cup semi-final would have reached Valeriy Lobanovskyi. All of this, and more, before playing out on Vazz.Don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter and Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Nemesis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2020 41:00

    Every football club has a nemesis: that one player who its fans fear, who seems to save their very best games for whenever they face them. Musa and Ryan, with the help of submissions from their listeners, talk about this special breed of footballer which has haunted supporters for years. Players that, wherever they are in the world, have got a man-of-match performance waiting just for you. They then play out on the late, great Tony Allen, who passed away last week.Don't forget to follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Wire (Part Two)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2020 38:35

    It's the second part of The Wire special, as Musa and Ryan continue their focus on one of the all-time great TV shows. They offer up their opinions on which footballers would be the best fit for a number of key characters, including Bunk Moreland, Omar Little, Bubbles, Snoop, Kima Greggs, Ziggy, Nick and Frank Subotka, Clay Davis and more, as well as revisiting a couple of suggestions from part one.We'll be doing an Instagram Live this Friday at 8.30pm BST, 9.30 CEST, come join us via the Stadio Instagram.Finally, follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Wire (Part One)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2020 40:42

    In the first of a two-part special, Musa and Ryan focus on one of the all-time great TV shows: The Wire. In the first half, they discuss the show and why they love it so much. In the second half, they begin to match footballers with characters, including Lester Freamon, Bill Rawls, Wee Bey, Avon Barksdale, Stringer Bell and more, including surprise references to the show itself throughout. Make sure to check part two later this week, where they will match more key characters with players.The last Stadio Session was a two-hour celebration of Brazilian music and footballers, which can be listened back to along with the rest of the Stadio Sessions here.Finally, follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Last dances

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2020 42:00

    In this episode, Musa and Ryan talk about a number of different footballing retirements, and how they can feel like the most perfect or tragic ending to a player's career. They also chat about how retirements can affect us as fans and pick out some of their favourite retirements and post football careers. There's also some food chat and much more, before playing out on Gap Mangione.There's another Stadio Sessions this Friday, 7-9pm UK time, and this time it's a Brazil special. You can tune in live here.If you haven't already, download the FotMob app to keep up to date with all the latest football news.Finally, follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter.----Click here to listen to the BBC podcast where Arsène Wenger talks about George Weah that was referenced in this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Unplayables

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2020 44:52

    Somehow we've reached 50 episodes, so Musa and Ryan celebrate by discussing an intriguing group of players who, although not considered all time greats, could be unplayable on their day. They put forward their own suggestions, as well as those from listeners, and debate how a player gets to qualify for this most mercurial group. There's also chat about naming plants, pets and much more, before playing out on X-Altera.If you haven't already, download the FotMob app to keep up to date with all the latest football news.Our third Stadio Session was an Africa Special, celebrating music and players from all over Africa. You can listen back to it here.Finally, follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Mailbag: pay cuts, time travel and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2020 39:16

    It's another mailbag episode, but before Musa and Ryan answer questions, there's the result of the vote via FotMob about the All-Star Game, plus news on Germany extending bans on large events until the end of August. They read out some submissions for Antihero XIs and answer questions on footballers taking pay cuts, which players they'd squad up with during a zombie apocalypse, choosing one goal and game to remember, why they support the teams they do and more, before playing out on Ebo Taylor.We have another Stadio Sessions this Friday, 3-5pm UK time, tune in live here.Finally, follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The All-Star Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2020 44:50

    What would a football All-Star Game look like? In this episode, Musa and Ryan compile a draft featuring 50 of the world's best players and pick their sides for the first ever Stadio All-Star Game. Team Ryan and Team Musa both feature an XI, subs, a coach, kits and a nomination for where the All-Star Game would be staged. There's also talk of Musa and Clarence Seedorf riding around on a golf buggy and much more, before playing out with Barbara Lynn.Head over to this accompanying piece on the FotMob app to vote for who would win out of the two sides and where the game should be played. Finally, follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Passing: A love letter

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2020 46:25

    In this episode, Musa and Ryan open up about their love for passing as art form and why they feel it is one of football's most important aspects. They reminisce on their own experience as amateur footballers, go through some of their favourite passes, passers and there's a related story involving Ryan's dad. All this and more, before playing out with A Tribe Called Quest.Accompanying this episode is an exclusive piece for FotMob, where they pick out some of their favourite passes of all time. Check it out here.If you're a music fan, we've started a new live broadcast, called Stadio Sessions, featuring a mix of music and football commentary. The next one is this Friday, 7-9pm UK time, tune in live here.Finally, follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    What if? (Volume 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2020 40:22

    Back by (kind of) popular demand, Musa and Ryan dive into more alternative scenarios throughout football history. This time round, they each pick a player's boots to fill, as well as discuss what would happen if Ronaldo had signed for Ajax over PSV, Manchester United had a working fax machine, Lionel Messi had decided to play for Spain and Wesley Sneijder had ended up in Manchester, before playing out on Zounds.On Tuesday at 7pm UK time, Musa and Ryan will do a live Q&A from the Stadio Instagram account, so come join us!Also, don't forget to download the FotMob app to check a piece on our favourite passes, ahead of Thursday's episode.Finally, follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    End Game: Heroes and Villains mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2020 45:25

    In the final part of the Superheroes and Supervillains trilogy, Musa and Ryan announce their picks for captains and discuss which kits both sides would wear. They then go through some suggestions from listeners sent in by e-mail and Twitter, as well as answer questions on whether the men's and women's Euros could be integrated, Paul Pogba and much more, before playing out on Omar S and Ob Ignitt.There will also be a follow up piece to this podcast, available exclusively via the FotMob app, which you get download on iOS and Android.Finally, don't forget follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    And now... The Ultimate Superhero XI

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2020 53:32

    What makes a hero? After picking their squad of supervillains in the last episode, Musa and Ryan now assemble a squad of footballing superheroes. Players who save some of their most memorable moments for the world's biggest stages, with an ethic that aims to spread all of what we see as good in the game. Just like the last episode, they will also be led by a mastermind and play their games in a ground that suits. After all this, they play out on Emerson.There will also be a follow up piece to this podcast, available exclusively via the FotMob app, which you get download on iOS and Android.Finally, don't forget follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week and follow Stadio on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Ultimate Supervillain XI

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2020 43:25

    In the first of two related episodes, Musa and Ryan ask themselves the most pressing of questions, and frighten themselves a little in the process. They wonder: if you had to name a team of football’s supervillains, a side of unparalleled skill, strength, strategy and ruthlessness, who would they be? What devilish mastermind would coach a team of such cunning, and which suitably hostile stadium would be their home ground? See what you think of the terrifying squad they have assembled, feel free to suggest your own, and please look out for the sequel: in which Musa and Ryan try to pick the one team of superheroes from football’s universe who could possibly defeat them. Also, they play out this episode with DAF.There will be a piece following up this podcast, exclusively via the FotMob app, available on iOS and Android.Also, follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The greatest league of all time

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2020 36:16

    Ten days or so into self isolating and social distancing, Musa and Ryan piece together an imaginary league featuring twenty of their favourite sides from throughout history. Before that, they reflect on the news that the Premier League will extend the season indefinitely and what that might involve from a timescale and legal standpoint. They also answer questions on what they would like to see change when football returns, which footballers are the best chefs and which number 10 they would pick at their peak, before playing out Midori Hirano.Also, follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    What if?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2020 42:19

    Musa and Ryan look back in time and speculate, what if? Including the huge knock on that would have occurred for a decade if Sergio Agüero hadn’t scored against QPR. What if Yaya Toure had signed for Arsenal after his trial? How much would Yugoslavia have dominated international football if the conflict hadn’t broken out? They discuss all of this, and many more scenarios, before playing out on Anna Domino.Also, follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Distant Dreams

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2020 40:35

    What a week. As the world locks down, Musa and Ryan record their first podcast remotely and chat about the impact that the Covid-19 outbreak has had on football, Berlin and the world so far. They talk about what they’ve been watching instead of football, which players they'd like to quarantine with and much more, before playing out on Throbbing Gristle.Don't forget to check our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Dark Knight Rises

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2020 41:20

    Musa and Ryan go over the Liverpool v Atlético Madrid game, where both sides almost deserved to go through and Diego Simeone went full Bane. There are countless Marvel references as they wrap up the rest of this week's Champions League games, discuss the final round of games in the SheBelieves Cup, the disgraceful statement from US Soccer with regards to equal pay and much more, before playing out with Au Pairs.Don't forget to check the Five to Follow with FotMob, which will go up later this week. For now, check last week's picks here.Also, follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Yay for Martial and McTominay

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2020 46:42

    Musa and Ryan reflect on Manchester United’s impressive derby win thanks to lovely goals from Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay, plus Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s position at Old Trafford, plus the importance of chemistry between players. They also discuss Jonathan Leko, round-up of key games, a Derby d’Italia behind closed doors, Boca’s title win, the game of the weekend in Liga MX, how Barça might be able to get Neymar back, a little roll neck and cardigan chat and they play out on Christy Essien.Don't forget to check the Five to Follow with FotMob, which will go up later this week. For now, check last week's picks here.Also, follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bundesliga protests about more than Hopp

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2020 51:05

    After a wave of Bundesliga matches were interrupted this weekend following protests towards the DFB and Hoffenheim majority owner, Dietmar Hopp, Musa and Ryan deconstruct why it’s happening and how it is about more than Hopp. They then discuss Real Madrid’s win in the clásico, other La Liga chat, Liverpool’s first league defeat of the season, Everton’s draw with Manchester United, both of the English league cup finals, Vela's chip and more, before playing out on Grauzone.Don't forget to check the Five to Follow with FotMob, which will go up later this week. For now, check last week's picks here.Also, follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Champions League is alriiiight

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2020 38:54

    Another brilliant week of Champions League, so Musa and Ryan look back over Manchester City's win in Madrid and the brilliance of Kevin De Bruyne. They heap praise on Bayern and the incredible turn around by Hansi Flick, Napoli causing Barcelona trouble and Lyon beating Juventus. There's also talk about Sarri, Zidane, the problems for Barça and Real Madrid ahead of this weekend's Clásico, plus which players' careers would have been different had they encountered a different coach, before playing out with Stereolab.Don't forget to read our new weekly preview series, 'Five to Follow' with FotMob. Ryan's up this week and picks five huge games coming up around Europe, as well as Inter Miami's MLS debut. Read this week's preview here.Also, follow our Outros Spotify playlist, where we compile the songs we play with every week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    New school beats the old

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2020 43:49

    After an exciting Premier League, Musa and Ryan focus on Chelsea beating Spurs, Arsenal beating Everton and a good win for Manchester United. They then go to the Bundesliga, with important wins for Bayern, Leipzig and Dortmund in the title race. There’s talk about the Hamburg derby, La Liga, Manchester City v Chelsea in the FAWSL and more, before playing out on House of Spirits.Follow our Outros playlist on Spotify here, featuring all of the tunes we play out each episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Oh, how the Champions League is back

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2020 38:02

    The Champions League returned this week, so Musa and Ryan record an extra episode to talk about the first four games of the round of 16. They discuss the wonder of Håland, Dortmund's impressive performance against PSG, Liverpool getting Atleti'd, Leipzig beating Spurs and the joy of Atalanta. There's a long overdue Marvel reference, a not so overdue update from Ryan's dad and more, before playing out on Syclops.Don't forget, all of the tunes we play out on are compiled in our Outros Spotify playlist here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    What next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2020 47:58

    Musa and Ryan have a lot to tackle this week and begin with the racist abuse directed at Porto's Moussa Marega and how the response differed to another involving Würzburger Kickers' Leroy Kwadwo on Friday night. They then move on to the fall out of Manchester City's Champions League ban and fine for deceiving UEFA on FFP regulations and what happens next with super clubs and the notion of a European Super League. After a heavy first half, they move on to more positive stuff, with a round-up of key games around Europe, Musa talking tactics with Jill Ellis, our new weekly feature with FotMob and the final few days to buy Stadio T-shirts.Also, make sure to follow the Stadio 'Outros' playlist on Spotify, compiling all of the tunes we play out each week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A Stormy Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2020 38:56

    After storms cancelled a number of games across Europe, Musa and Ryan discuss Bayern's draw with Leipzig and Dortmund's defeat to Leverkusen. They also talk about the rest of the Bundesliga, Timo Werner, Betis against Barça, Real Sociedad, Athletic, the Milan Derby and more. There are questions about which footballers would make good holiday buddies, Liverpool, an update from Ryan's dad and they play out with Slum Village. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Liverpool might just do it

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2020 42:54

    This week, Musa and Ryan take a punt and suggest Liverpool may just be this year's Premier League champions, Everton's come back and not the best games for Arsenal and Manchester United. They also discuss Dortmund's record breaking teenagers, angry Nagelsmann, Hertha's shifting style, another massive weekend in the Women's Super League, La Liga, Ligue 1 and where tired Pep should go next. Finally, there's some standard roll-neck and cardigan chat, with an added hoodie curveball and they play out on White Mice.A reminder, Stadio t-shirts are available for two more weeks here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Icons and grief

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2020 40:41

    After the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash, Musa and Ryan discuss the relationships we have with sporting icons, how their deaths can trigger or resurface personal grief as well as be difficult to navigate for many. In the second half, they move onto the football, including Serie A, Bundesliga, La Liga and FA Cup. Ryan fires a catfish accusation at Musa, and they play out on a gem from Talk Talk.Also, Stadio tees are now back on sale, via Everpress. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Yikes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2020 47:34

    Musa and Ryan look back at the midweek Premier League fixtures, including a bad night for Manchester United, an impressive point for Arsenal, more smash and grab for Steve Bruce and much more. They also discuss a wonderful goal for Salamanca against Real Madrid, a debut goal for Ajax's 16-year-old starlet, Naci Ünüvar, the first boots they owned and much more. There's also a surprise on air and they play out on Jennifer Lara.Also, Stadio tees are now back on sale! Available via Everpress. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Haaland brings the heat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2020 45:08

    The Bundesliga is back, and so are Musa and Ryan to chat about Erling Braut Håland's incredible 20-minute debut hat-trick for Dortmund. There's also a reality check for Hertha, who shipped four at home to Bayern, plus the rest of the Bundesliga action, Chelsea's demolition of Arsenal in the Women's Super League, Quique Setién's Barça debut, the Premier League, which music genres managers are and much more. They then play out on a Joy Division tune from their Warsaw days. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Big cardigan energy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2020 46:35

    This week, Musa and Ryan talk Premier League, focussing on the impressive form of Southampton and Watford, as well as the less impressive form of Bournemouth, before running through the rest of the fixtures. There's some chat about Robert Moreno's first week at Monaco, the weird Spanish Supercopa, a great red for Fede Valverde, a bad week for Ernesto, plus a dart to Serie A and the WSL. They then answer questions on the Premier League's coolest managers, the game's happiest players, who Prince would play for and much more, before playing out with Susan Christie. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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