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Thomas Formoso and Ryan Linder discuss the footballing world's latest news, rumors and results.

World Football Talk

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9/24 - 4th Annual Premier League Predictions

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2020 50:31

It's that time of the year...sort of. It's later than usual but we are back with our 4th Annual Premier League Predictions. Will Thomas pick Man United to win it all again? Where will Chelsea land in Ryan's predictions? Follow us for more on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for additional shenanigans!

8/25 - Messi is Leaving Barcelona! Champions League Final Recap!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2020 25:05

As of the time I'm typing this, THIS IS NOT A DRILL! All signs are leading to Messi actually leaving Barcelona this summer. Where is he going to go? We have absolutely no idea. We have some realistic targets and other "realistic" targets for Lionel Messi's future. We also break down the original lead topic of this pod, the Champions League Final! Did PSG finally win their first title? No, they basically disappeared in the 2nd half. You can find us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!

8/17 - Champions League Quarterfinals, MLS Regular Season Phase 1 Preview

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2020 28:26

The Quarterfinals have passed and there were plenty of surprises as Manchester City, Atletico Madrid and (almost) PSG faced elimination. PSG barely salvaged their best-ever campaign in the competition while Guardiola and Simeone were left wondering how they squandered such a great opportunity at reaching the Semifinals. Barcelona barely even showed up as Bayern completely obliterated them. Now, Lyon will face Bayern while Leipzig will face PSG to determine who will reach the 2019-20 Champions League Final. To wrap up, we take a look at the Rivalry Phase 1 of MLS's return to the regular season. Hudson River Derby, Atlantic Cup, Canadian Classique, El Trafico, Texas Derby, Rocky Mountain Cup and so much more to look forward to! As always, you can follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!

7/27 - Premier League Ends With a Bang, Serie A Hits Final Stretch, Champions League Preview

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2020 29:00

We are back to give our surface-level thoughts on the end of the Premier League! Aston Villa were ultimately, quite literally, handed a gift in their goal-line technology controversy versus Sheffield United earlier in the season as they scraped by. United ultimately finished 3rd, while Leicester dropped out of the Champions League. What are the big takeaways? Elsewhere, Juventus clinched their 9th straight Scudetto, but there is still places to be won in the form of Europa League positions. Milan, Roma and Napoli (not so much on Napoli)need to find out where they ultimately land in the table, and who is going to the Group Stage. We then move to Champions League to give our thoughts on the upcoming games, and move to the U.S. where MLS and NWSL are back in action in their bubble competitions. Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!

7/21 - Real Madrid Win La Liga, English Footbal Hits High Intensity, Balon d'Or Cancelled

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2020 32:10

We are back as Spain finished it's delayed domestic campaign! Real Madrid took the title, Barcelona fell apart after the restart, and there were some wild scenes as European spots and relegation were decided in the final moments. In England, teams like Leicester and Bournemouth shifted into positions that will be hard to shake. For one, Champions League will come down to the final day and for the other, relegation seems all but happening. And Chelsea won another WFT Derby in the FA Cup. Moving on, we talk briefly about the Balon d'Or getting called off for this bizarre year. Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!

6/28 - Liverpool Win the League, Real Madrid Take the Lead, The Magic of the Cup (ugh)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2020 24:01

We are back to discuss Liverpool taking the Premier League (finally), as the focus now shifts to the Top-4 race. Chelsea are in fine form after stunning Manchester City, but Manchester United are also in fine form. Who will take it? We then shift to Spain where Barcelona lost out to Iago Aspas, but Real Madrid took advantage thanks to some more brilliance from Karim Benzema. We wrap up the newest developments in Germany and Italy as another busy week of soccer comes to a close! Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!

6/19 - EPL is Back, Real Madrid and Barcelona Cruise, New Adjustments to the Viewing Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2020 27:28

The Premier League is back and it returned with an absolute whimper as Sheffield United and Aston Villa played to a horrendous draw. It was punctuated, however, by some goal-line technological controversy. It's like football never left! Arsenal did a bad thing as usual. In La Liga, Real Madrid and Barcelona put together some crazy performances in their return, while Napoli stunned Juventus in the Coppa Italia Final. Ronaldo didn't shoot again in a decisive PK shootout! Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!

6/4 - It's Time to Take Action and Make a Difference

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2020 27:12

We return for an incredibly important discussion. Following the murder of George Floyd and countless others, there has been unrest and outrage throughout the USA and the world. We discuss why this is so important and most importantly, what you can do to help. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @WFT_Podcast for more!

3/3 - Liverpool Can't Stop Losing, Coronavirus Might Shake the Soccer World, Champions League Recap

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2020 22:31

We start off our return with a really important development that is hitting every walk of life around the world: coronavirus. It has the potential of shaking up the status quo across sports, including the Olympics, EURO 2020, international breaks, qualifiers, AFC Champions League, Serie A and much more. We then move to the FA Cup where Liverpool lost yet again after losing their unbeaten season during the weekend. Where do their loyalties lie this season? What's next for Chelsea after dismantling the probable winners? Following our thoughts on the conclusion of the 1st legs in the Round of 16 in Champions League, we move on to quick hits in MLS. Victor Wanyama is now with the Impact, Miami and Nashville saw their debuts, and the New York teams saw varying results in their first game. Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!

2/18 - Why is VAR in England So Difficult? A Chelsea vs Man United Rant

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2020 20:10

We are back and Ryan has some things he needs to get off his chest. Did you think we weren't going to talk about the VAR-sized debacle that took place during the Chelsea vs Man United game? Of course we are. The Champions League is finally back as we reflect on a snoozer and the continued rise of a Norwegian legend. Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast to stay connected!

2/5 - The FA Cup is Grinding My Gears, Chelsea are Infuriating, PSG and Barcelona are Disasters

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2020 26:35

We've had a bit of break which means we need to come back and grind our gears. Find out what makes Ryan and Thomas tick, including Ryan going to Rome for Euro 2020 to see an Italy game. No team or competitions is safe as the FA Cup, Chelsea, Liverpool, PSG, Neymar, Barcelona and Lionel Messi are all targets of our gear-grinding. Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!

1/21 - Arsenal Scrape to a Draw, Chicharito Signs With LA Galaxy, Haland Makes a Splash

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2020 30:22

We are back for a very streamlined episode! Arsenal and Chelsea provided some theatrics as David Luiz made things interesting early on, but Chelsea forgot how to close out a game up a man for 30 minutes. We then move onto the impact of Liverpool's win over Man United, before moving to the insane relegation race in the Premier League. Who of the current contenders will go down? Chicharito has finally come to MLS! We discuss the impact of the Mexican's move to Major League Soccer and how the LA Galaxy made yet again another big splash in the market. We then rebound back across the Atlantic as we touch on Haland's explosive debut with Dortmund and the chances of RB Leipzig finally dethroning Bayern. Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast and let us know what you think of this week's episode!

1/6 - The Biggest Moments of the Decade in Soccer

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2020 62:41

Short and simple for this week: What are the moments that resonate most with us from this past decade? Thomas can barely make a Top 5 of happy moments, so there's a lot of pain and suffering. Ryan helps out the happiness coefficient a little. Disclaimers ahoy in this one, including finally putting names to people we are always referencing in the show! This is the time to remember the good, the bad, and the truly sad moments of the decade that resonated most with us. Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast and let us know what your biggest moments of the decade were. Did we miss any?

12/23 - Jose Mourinho Derby (2), Rudiger Faces Racist Abuse, Club World Cup Appreciation Segment

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2019 36:27

The second Jose Mourinho Derby in a month took place between Chelsea and Tottenham in the Premier League. While the game was decided pretty quickly, the game was marred by another incident of racist abuse towards a player, this time the player Antonio Rudiger. There was a lot said about what the Premier League should do, with it being the second incident in a 3-week span. Who was spot on? We then round out to Watford's "upset" of Man U, Man City's decisive win over Leicester and, while the latter was happening, Liverpool's first Club World Cup trophy in its history. The Club World Cup is a very underrated event. We then touch upon the matchups to watch in the Champions League Round of 16 draw and close out with minimal talk of Atalanta's thrashing of Milan. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!

12/10 - Manchester Derby, Spurs Back on Track, Arsenal Finally Win, Juventus-Lazio Madness

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2019 30:45

Finally a result to be happy about! Manchester United got another huge win in the Premier League with their 2-1 win over Man City at the Etihad. Where does this leave United after they took 6 huge points from Spurs and City? What's left of City's season now that they are 14 points back from Liverpool? We then go over two teams in varying degrees of coaching rotations. Spurs continue the first act of Jose Mourinho's tenure in London, while the red half of North London are still trying to sort out their identity following the sacking of Unai Emery. They managed to take care of West Ham, but the danger signs are still there. Once we venture out of England, we hit Italy to talk about the marquee matchup between Juventus and Lazio. The capital club got a huge victory over the defending champions, and now the Serie A table just got a whole lot more interesting. Do we have a 3-team race on our hands? Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!

12/4 - Jose Mourinho Derby, Merseyside Derby, Balon d'Or 2019, Premier League Coaching Changes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2019 28:53

In this episode, we start from Wednesday's action and work backwards. That means the Jose Mourinho derby between Manchester United and Spurs. Solskjaer got the upper hand in this one, but which team needed this result more? Is Marco Silva on his last legs? Will he last until Boxing Day? We then move to Balon d'Or 2019 and go over possible snubs and false placements in the final rankings. At least Messi won his 6th. Elsewhere in the Premier League, coaching changes are afoot with Arsenal and Watford sacking their managers. Is Watford doomed to go down? Is Patrick Viera the answer to Arsenal's problems? All this and more on this episode of World Football Talk! Follow us @WFT_Podcast on Twitter for more!

11/27 - Headlines Made in the Premier League, Copa Libertadores Final, Champions League MD 5

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2019 38:36

It's the night before Thanksgiving and all was quiet...wait, wrong holiday. It's the best food holiday of the year and it's time to end this Trash Turkey debate once and for all. Of course we don't agree. There is soccer to be discussed as Chelsea and Man City met in the Premier League, while Arsenal and Man United are seriously considering their options at head coach. We then move to another potential coaching change with Marcello Gallardo's River Plate as they utterly collapsed in the Copa Libertadores final against Flamengo. Is he now off to Inter Miami? Not so fast, apparently. We then brush on Zlatan's Hammerby investment and what it means for his statue in Malmo before transitioning to the Champions League Group Stage MD 5. I swear, Ryan has trashed the Group Stage before. I need help on this.

11/20 - Pochettino Out, Jose Mourinho In, MLS Cup Recap, Big Moves in MLS

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2019 41:21

Big news came down the wire as we experienced a true glitch in the Matrix. Mauricio Pochettino was sacked from Tottenham. If that wasn't surprising enough, Jose Mourinho was named his replacement. Well, let's discuss that, shall we? We then move to the USMNT quickly to look forward to 2020 before settling it with MLS. We go over MLS Cup and the event that led up to and made MLS Cup, as Thomas was lucky enough to go with MLS. Was it as spectacular as everyone said? Absolutely no bias, it sure was. We then talk a little Thierry Henry and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as they made their intentions for 2020 very clear for the world to see. Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!

10/28 - Christian Pulisic, American Hero? Plus: EPL Recap, MLS Playoffs and the WFT Derby Rant

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2019 31:52

We knew this day was coming right? Christian Pulisic was bound to have a good game eventually. Ryan is ready, as always. After Chelsea, we hit on Liverpool vs Tottenham and the woes of Arsenal and Everton. Who is in the worst shape. As we move on to quick hits, we touch on the MLS Conference Semifinals and the wild El Trafico that was. The Carabao Cup is back. I know, I groaned as well. Ryan is pumped to watch a bunch of C and B teams pretend to care about a fake cup competition. It's a tough sell. You can find us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!

10/21 - Man United Sneak a Point vs Liverpool, VAR Decisions in the EPL, MLS Playoffs Round 1

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2019 30:58

We are back with what we thought didn't amount to much this past weekend, but VAR ultimately reared it's beautiful head again. We start with United and Liverpool, complete with VAR decisions. We then move to Arsenal, Tottenham (2x VAR), and Aston Villa (VAR). After we round out the Premier League we decided to take it back across the pond. The MLS Cup Playoffs started their brand new format and it resulted in some jaw-dropping contests. We focus in on Seattle vs Dallas, but touch on all of the results going into the Conference Semifinals.

10/16 - The Rebirth of the Reactapod: What is wrong with the USMNT?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2019 40:52

The Reactapod is back! Making a fresh reappearance in this rare scenario is talk about the U.S. Men's National Team. In case you missed it, they lost to Canada. Yeah, I know what you're thinking: how can they let this happen? We take a look at how the game transpired, go player-by-player and give our individual ratings for the entire team, talk about Gregg Berhalter and his system and the implications of it on the team. We also give some credit to Canada, as they deserve every bit of it. This episode is focused, raw, and let's be honest, it gets a little ugly. Enjoy some more of this over @WFT_Podcast on Twitter!

10/10 - Are Liverpool clear favorites in the EPL? Who's getting the sack? Plus: USMNT expectations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2019 32:00

We are back and we are more miserable than ever, well one of us is. Let's just get this out of the way: Manchester United lost. Shocking, I know. Thomas is miserable. Let's talk about that. Is Ole losing the wheel? Will sacking and replacing him actually change anything. Is Man U hurtling towards a fate not dissimilar to Milan? We know Thomas has feelings about that. We also talk about Decision Day in MLS and how Carlos Vela and LAFC smashed a few records heading into the Playoffs. Finally, let's talk about the USMNT. Let's try to be rational, shall we? Should we expect to see guys like Yedlin? What are we looking for in this set of games against Cuba and Canada. Always stick to @WFT_Podcast for more from us in this glorious international window.

9/30 - Man U vs Arsenal, Chelsea vs Brighton, 3rd Annual FIFA The Best Awards Rants

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2019 38:12

WE ARE BACK! Finally, Thomas is mostly 100%, so that means we will hopefully be returning to a fully 100% schedule! We start of this episode hitting some big items from the Premier League last weekend, including Manchester United, Christian Pulisic, and some truly questionable goalkeeping. We then kick it over to The Best Awards, since we haven't had a chance to properly rant about this year. It's our other tradition, so we had to go over the results. About 30% less rant than usual, some props to the winners, and of course we need to talk about the World XI. Find us @WFT_Podcast for more and wherever you get your RSS feeds!

9/18 - Quick Hitting the Champions League and Premier League

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2019 24:49

We're back! So a weird confluence of events happened. The international break deterred us (mainly Ryan) from doing an episode, but we still wanted to recap the action before the club scene picked up again. However, a day before recording, Thomas got sick. Pretty sick. After going day-to-day for much of the last week, we've decided that my voice isn't horrific enough to the human ear that I can tag along to an episode anchored by Ryan. That's right folks, Ryan's coming out party is finally here! Breaking down the big results in the Premier League, then pivoting to the Champions League where it was an extremely eventful Matchday 1. Again, apologies for the LONG journey without an episode.

8/26 - Drama in the Premier League, VAR Controversy Around the World, Capping off MLS Rivalry Week

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2019 40:14

Lots of good discussion to be had as there were interesting tidbits in the Premier League. Arsenal and Liverpool played in the marquee match, but it was VAR that took the spotlight once again. There were three decisions in the Manchester United and Tottenham game that grabbed the narrative and the headlines. While we are talking about VAR, let's talk about its ineffectiveness in Serie A during the Milan game. We're still in favor of it. We cap off with MLS Rivalry Week and Carlos Vela. He started the week sending multiple Quakes to the Shadow Realm and it ended with an exciting El Trafico. Goals, drama, celebrations, excitement. Unpack it all in a new World Football Talk.

8/21 - Breaking Out The Panic Meter on the Premier League, La Liga and more

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2019 37:36

We decide to break out the Panic Meter on some teams around the world. We are 1-2 weeks into the new season, but that doesn't stop us from feeling a little panicked about some teams. We, of course, of course start off in England with Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal (yeah, that's right) and Newcastle. Then, based on initial results, Barcelona and PSG had rough starts to the season. Where will the panic meter fall?

8/13 - Recapping Matchday 1 in the Premier League

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2019 31:52

Nice and simple to start off the 2019/20 Premier League season. We take a look at the biggest moments from Matchday 1, including a battle of own goals, VAR "controversy" in London involving Manchester City, and the team that impressed us most to start the season. Oh yeah, we had to talk about the first World Football Talk Derby of the season. I had to take it easy on Ryan unfortunately.

8/5 - 3rd Annual Premier League Predictions

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2019 67:15

It's that time of the year, but we start off a little differently than usual. Alejandro Bedoya made a statement in the DC United vs Philadelphia game in MLS after he scored on Sunday night and called out for change following the recent acts of gun violence in America. We discuss this choice and how it has resonated around the soccer world in the United States. We then shift back to our 3rd Annual Premier League Predictions. 3rd time's the charm for Thomas, right? Who is winning the league? Did Thomas go with United again? Will Ryan believe in the loan army for Chelsea? Is Sheffield United an actual Premier League team? Will Moise Kean and Patrick Cutrone lead the Italian Striker Revolution? Yes. The answer is yes.

7/22 - New York Derby Controversy, Zlatan Owns El Trafico, Latest Transfer Reactions

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2019 38:30

Between the New York Derby and El Trafico, there were plenty of crucial moments to talk about. At Red Bull Arena, the red side of New York took a controversial throw-in that was initially called a corner and capitalized for the win. In Carson, Zlatan Ibrahimovic talked a lot of smack leading up to the 4th El Trafico. He certainly backed it up. We didn't think we'd have enough to go on, but ultimately the transfer news rounded out the episode nicely. We even went longer than usual.

7/8 - U.S. Wins the World Cup! Gold Cup, Copa America Finals, Transfer News and Debates

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2019 43:21

A dynasty has been formed! The U.S. Women's National Team won back-to-back World Cup titles to bring their haul to 4. We take a deep look at the Final and how this is going to impact the women's game internationally and even at club level. Support your local women's team! We then take a look at the Gold Cup Final between USA vs Mexico and the Copa America semifinal shenanigans with Leo Messi and Argentina. We move to the further shenanigans of Antoine Griezmann, Neymar and Paul Pogba and more! Keep up the awesome support! It hasn't gone unnoticed.

7/1 - Women's World Cup Quarterfinals, Copa America Quarterfinals, Transfer Window Roundup

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2019 31:58

We are back to bring forth the excitement surrounding the U.S. Women's National Team's Semifinal advancement. We talk their huge upset over France and look ahead to their huge clash against England. Winner gets Netherlands or Sweden! We then move to the Copa America Quarterfinals and discuss going straight to penalties after 90 minutes. We then quickly acknowledge Canada's horrific collapse/Haiti's monumental victory in the Gold Cup Quarterfinals. We round out with some transfer talk as we dwell upon Manchester United, Chelsea, Milan and more! USA! USA! USA!

6/17 - Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, Maurizio Sarri to Juventus, Women's World Cup

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2019 31:54

We are back for our first official summer edition of the show as Eden Hazard and Maurizio Sarri both made their moves way from Chelsea official. Ryan delves into how he feels going into this transfer window (even though they can't buy anyone). Not good. We then move to the other international tournaments that are taking place this summer, including the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the UEFA U-21 Euro, Concacaf Gold Cup, Copa America, but most importantly, the FIFA Women's World Cup. African Cup of Nations hasn't even started yet.

6/5 - Champions League & Europa League Final Recap

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2019 33:57

This is coming at a bit of a delay due to some personal scheduling conflicts, but we are finally here to share with you our Champions League and Europa League Final thoughts. Liverpool ended up taking home the prestigious club trophy (don't @ me Club World Cup), while Chelsea overcame a horrendous first half to steamroll Arsenal in front of 30,000 empty seats in Azerbaijan. There was plenty to unpack in these two Finals, so buckle up and prepare yourself for a surprisingly long Final Special.

5/27 - The Dramatic Final Day in Serie A, EFL Play-off Finals, UCL and UEL Finals Predictions

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2019 42:00

We've got a jam-packed show for you on this Memorial Day as there was plenty of drama to unpack. We start off with the most recent drama, the EFL Play-off Finals in League Two, League One, and the most expensive game in football, the Championship. Drama was to be had in League Two and League One, while the Championship Final only found its legs at the end. We then move to the doozy: the final day in Serie A. Seven teams were playing for something in 5 games on the final day, including a stunning, tense and ultimately devastating Champions League race.

5/18 - 2nd Annual Premier League Results Competition

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2019 36:24

Now that the 2018-19 Premier League season has ended with a thrilling Championship Sunday, it's is time for our 2nd Annual Predictions Recap Competition (rolls off the tongue). Last year, Ryan won in convincing fashion but our predictions come down to the wire this season. For those that have stuck around with us, you may be able to take a guess as to what was pretty much the decider for this year.

5/3 - Ajax vs Tottenham and Barcelona vs Liverpool: Leg 1 statements

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2019 36:19

It's a Champions League themed outing as we take a look at the first legs of the UEFA Champions League Semifinals. Ajax took an important away league back to The Netherlands, but Barcelona made the most of their home leg with a couple of stunning goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. We then venture to the top 4 leagues in Europe where we take a look at the ever-tightening Champions League races in England, Italy, Germany and Spain. Who has the edge? Who will make it to the Top 4? Tune in to a brand new World Football Talk to find out! Let us know who you think will make it to the Champions League @WFT_Podcast on Twitter!

4/20 - Champions League Madness: Manchester City vs Tottenham Breakdown

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2019 39:47

Buckle up. We (very) quickly run through the results at the Camp Nou and Estadio do Dragao. We then venture to Allianz Stadium to discuss Juventus's crushing loss to the young, explosive Ajax. Where does this disappointment stack up with PSG's? Is Ronaldo the missing link needed for Juve's Champions League quest? Then, it's the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City vs Tottenham. One of the craziest games we have seen in a very long time. There was a flurry of goals within the first ten minutes, two controversial VAR calls and plenty of NEW drama to be had. We spend quite a bit of time on this one, and of course, we certainly don't agree on everything. Join in on the discussion @WFT_Podcast on Twitter!

4/6 - Moise Kean and Leonardo Bonucci, Premier League Midweek, More Barcelona Magic

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2019 40:25

We start off the show talking about the midweek Premier League action, but then discuss the unfortunate events that took place in Italy involving Moise Kean and Leonardo Bonucci. While those two do take up a sizable chunk in the show, we conclude with a majestic recap of what happened in the Barcelona blitzkrieg against Villarreal.

3/31 - Cardiff Robbed By Chelsea, Man United Counters Past Watford, Alejandro Pozuelo Ends NYCFC

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2019 35:08

We are back after an international break induced hiatus to cover all of the biggest headlines to come out of the Premier League. Manchester United and Chelsea barely escaped with 3 points, for increasingly different reasons, while the race for Europa League and the race to stay in the Premier League are becoming much more dramatic. We then fly across the Atlantic to talk about Alejandro Pozuelo's debut for Toronto FC as he pretty much ended Sean Johnson's career in their huge win over NYCFC. A panenka, a scoop chip, a dominant performance.

3/19 - Champions League R16/Draw Reactions, Europa League, Derby della Madonnina, FA Cup

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2019 40:21

We try to stuff an hour's worth of content into 30 minutes and, surprise surprise, we fail. We keep it to a respectable 40 minutes, however, as we take a deep dive into many things. We start in the European Competitions as we round up the Round of 16 in the Champions League and Europa League and assess the draws that followed. The Derby della Madonnina (Milan Derby) came and went and it was one of the more electric derbies of late. You may think there's a rant here, but you may come out surprised. We touch on the FA Cup and how Manchester United put forth one of their worst displays under Solskjaer and then look at the draw. Spoiler: City got an easy one. We then blitz through the Premier League and La Liga before talking briefly about a wild finish to Orlando City's game on Saturday in MLS and look ahead to the international window and Gregg Berhalter's first full camp with the USMNT. Take a deep breath, there's a lot to unpack.

3/9 - Ajax Demolish Real Madrid, PSG Collapse Again, Spurs and Porto Advance

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2019 40:12

It's a Champions League special as 4 teams booked their place in the UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals! Ajax demolished Real Madrid at the Bernabeu to cap off one of the worst 7-day stretches in club history, while Tottenham prevented a bottle job at the hands of Dortmund and cruised to a 4-0 aggregate effort. On Wednesday, Porto and Roma played an insanely back and forth game that ended in extra time, but it was PSG's collapse against Manchester United that capped off this first eventful week of second legs. We have a bit of an alteration to our schedule now that the MLS season has begun, but we are still looking to give weekly efforts. Stay tuned and subscribed to our RSS feed wherever you get your podcasts to ensure you get the latest episode when it is posted! Also, follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for the latest news, reactions and 12-round VAR battles.

2/24 - Carabao Cup Final, VAR Controversies in Premier League and Champions League

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2019 42:18

It's certainly all been leading to this moment. Kepa refusing to come out as Extra Time waned in the Carabao Cup Final against Manchester City. In what is already being dubbed a "misunderstanding" between the goalkeeper and manager, they aren't fooling us. As our resident Chelsea fan, Ryan's got takes. We try to decipher this incident, what came before and of course the penalty kicks afterwards as City snapped up their second consecutive League Cup. We then move on to VAR decisions that would've, could've, should've been called in the Premier League and UEFA Champions League. Thomas gets pretty heated about VAR and the reasoning people have to keep it out of the sport. Brace yourself, this one gets heated.

2/18 - Chelsea vs Man United, FA Cup Round of 16, Champions League Round of 16 First-first legs

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2019 34:36

Ryan just can't catch a break. After hammering him about Chelsea's loss to Bournemouth, they follow that up with losing to Manchester City. Now, they double down and crash out of the FA Cup with a devastating loss to Manchester United. What can be done to fix Chelsea's tailspin? Ryan isn't optimistic it can be done. We then move on to the best of the rest of the FA Cup Round of 16, if you want to call it that. A spirited discussion of Real Madrid vs Ajax, Man United vs PSG and other Champions League Round of 16 1st legs leads to some debates on who surprised and who disappointed. Finally, we cover a couple relevant Europa League Round of 32 1st leg results, and discuss possibly doing away with the away goals rule.

2/10 - Man City vs Chelsea, Tottenham vs Leicester, Premier League Relegation Fight

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2019 33:58

What a spicy podcast we have in store for you. Ryan tries to make sense of a demoralizing 6-0 loss to Manchester City. In what could be a lynchpin result of the 2018/19 Premier League season, how do we forecast the rest of the season going. We then move on to some huge results throughout the table as Spurs took on Leicester City, Cardiff got a huge 3 points in a 6-pointer, Fulham and Huddersfield continue to be doomed and Arsenal...gets an expected win. We also flash through some headlines from around the world. Ryan barely made it through the episode.

2/3 - Man City vs Arsenal, Leicester vs Man United, Transfer Deadline Day Roundup

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2019 28:40

We start off with the freshest game of the day as Manchester City avoid a brief scare and cap off a wonderful 3-1 victory over Unai Emery's men. With just two points separating them and Liverpool going into Liverpool's Monday game, can City keep pace? Ole Solskjaer's team won yet again, despite a bit of nervy football from Manchester United against the Foxes. Marcus Rashford scored again, but United still have some work to do to secure Top 4. A bit of an extended argument is had about Gonzalo Higuain now that he is off the mark for Chelsea, but we then pivot to the Transfer Deadline Day. We cover transfers such as Miguel Almiron, Luciano Acosta, Michy Batshuayi and a failed Idrissa Gueye transfer.

1/27 - Carabao Cup Semifinals, FA Cup Fourth Round, Higuain to Chelsea

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2019 24:30

It's a Cup-tastic episode as we start off with the Chelsea vs Tottenham second leg of the ever-prestigious Carabao Cup Semifinals. Ryan's flipped on his stance on the cup, of course. We then move onto the 4th Round of the FA Cup and go over some of the notable matches, starting with Arsenal vs Manchester United. We then wrap up with some transfer talk featuring Gonzalo #HiguaIN, Mario Balotelli, Alvaro Morata and more!

1/21 - Arsenal vs Chelsea, Fulham vs Spurs, Morata/Higuain/Piatek All Shuffle Teams

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2019 26:42

A couple of high-profile matches caught our attention this week and they were both London Derbies. Arsenal and Chelsea battled it out in a crucial match for Top 4 Supremacy and Ryan was left with a bit of a sour taste in his mouth from the whole ordeal. In Fulham, Spurs barely squeaked out a win in their first game without Harry Kane and still have a lot of questions yet to be answered. Also, dispersed throughout the discussion of this weekend's contests, we take a look at Alvaro Morata, Gonzalo Higuain and Krysztof (sp?) Piatek as they are all shuffling locations. All this and more on a brand new World Football Talk!

1/13 - Man United vs Tottenham, Premier League Quickfire, Transfer News and Rumors

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2019 45:58

Manchester United vs Tottenham was a blistering game that including some lethal counterattacking and some brilliant goalkeeping. We spend about 20 minutes breaking this bad boy down tactically and talk about the implications it has on both teams and their schedule ahead. Ryan then rapid fires through the rest of the results in the Premier League before the gents take a look at all of the transfer news and rumors halfway through the January transfer window.

1/6 - Man City vs Liverpool, Chelsea Continues Struggles, The Magic of the Cup?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2019 28:13

After our festive hiatus, we are back to discuss one of the best games of the season in Manchester City vs Liverpool. In a game so crucial to the 18-19 title race, did Kompany deserve to see red? We move on to talk about Ryan's Chelsea and try to figure out what is wrong with the Blues. We also touch upon the big news of Christian Pulisic's transfer to Chelsea and if he is going to face Morata-like expectations...or worse. Finally, Ryan insists the FA Cup 3rd Round is more fun than the International Break. Absolute lunacy.

12/22 - Jose Mourinho Sacked, Carabao Cup Quarterfinals, Festive Fixtures Preview

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2018 26:02

We are back and better than ever as we try out some new tech to improve the pod! We put the new mic to the test as we lay in with some rants about Jose Mourinho and how his tenure and sacking has affected Thomas mentally. We move on to the Carabao Cup Quarterfinals and talk about...the magic of the cup? We quickly move on to the Festive Fixtures and pick out our favorite matchups over the next two weeks.

12/15 - Champions League Group Stage Recap

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2018 29:04

Refreshed and ready to go. It's been a bit, but we are back to round up the entire UEFA Champions League Group Stage and offer our takes on the competition moving forward and who has the best shot of drawing each other and winning the entire competition.

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