Podcasts

Wolves at the Door

Anybody who loves watching football will have loved watching Wolverhampton Wanderers this season. They are on course for a Top 7 finish and are through to the semi-finals of the FA Cup after a comprehensive victory against a resurgent Manchester United. They excite and entertain us whilst delivering the sort of steely, resilient performances we’d…

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Manchester City v Chelsea Tactical Breakdown

Pre-game: Manchester City went into their clash against Chelsea needing a win to return to the top of the Premier League. But City would only climb above Liverpool on goal difference, something which Pep Guardiola stressed the importance of in this season’s title race. Chelsea, recently buoyed by their 5-0 drubbing of Huddersfield, were looking…

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#Spygate – Hysteria & Hypocrisy

Football punditry is divisive by its very nature – it’s usually a subjective view of on-the-pitch events by people who are well placed to have an opinion on the matter. The best kind of punditry analyses facets of the game, provides evidence and, above all, teaches. The worst kind of punditry patronisingly re-tells in-match events…

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A deeper look into the Sterling Saga and reactions

When Raheem Sterling aptly addressed the racist abuse he received at Stamford Bridge, he began a discussion which has long been overdue: Why are black players treated differently in the media? Aside from the wider issue of racism, one response to that question would be: because there are not enough black journalists to represent black…

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Arsenal v Liverpool Tactical Breakdown

Pre-game: Watching Emery’s first season at Arsenal, it is clear that he opts to play out from defence to build attacks. This is facilitated by the passing options available to the keeper with the centre backs split, the defensive midfielders dropping deep and wingers operating in the half spaces. Going into the game it was…

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An Ode to the Shitehouse

The antihero, the flawed protagonist, the shitehouse. We love to see them fail, we love to see them prosper. From Tony Soprano to Patrick Bateman to Walter White, we are hardwired to love these characters – they justify our flaws and help ease our internal conflicts – and ultimately, we can’t keep our prying and…

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Success in Modern Football

Bill Shankly (7), Sir Matt Busby (8), Bob Paisley (12), Sir Alex Ferguson (24). The most decorated managers in English football. What made them successful? Above all: Trophies. Trophies are still the most quantifiable way of measuring success in the modern era, but the goalposts of ‘success’ have undeniably moved.   Of course, ‘success’ needs…

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Blackout

Let me set the scene. 3pm on a Saturday, after a hard week at work you look forward to watching your favourite team in the premier league. Instead you’re treated to Sky sports football league coverage or none at all. The Sky sports package at time of writing will cost you £28 a month, whilst…

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It’s coming home

Heart rates across England have never collectively been higher, than when Eric Dier stepped up to take what would be the winning penalty against Colombia. It had been a hard fought game, literally. Now facing a quarter final against Sweden, England face a few problems that if rectified could see the squad get all the…

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Foreign Treasure’s

This past month I visited two arena’s of football, the old and mighty San Siro rife with history and legend, and the modern palace of the Stade Matmut Atlantique. After watching the circus at Stamford Bridge this season these trips have certainly reaffirmed my love for football, for Chelsea ? Not so much.  Watching Kylian…

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Functionality Vs Philosophy

Manchester City have set the premier league alight this season, as is often the case in England one single team has been completely dominant. Despite the general belief that the premier league is the most competitive around Europe, Chelsea won the league in 2016/17 with 7 points to spare after leading by 11 points during…

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Midweek Football Tips

Tonight is Capital One Cup night, where the underdogs try to upset the big boys in hope that they aren’t quite on the ball. Lets make some money! @Tom_OMara 3 Star Difficulty – Bristol City & Bournemouth to win – 1.66/1 (£20 stake wins you £53.33 – William Hill) 4 Star Difficulty – Blackburn, Ipswich…

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126 – Wakanda FC

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125 – Baka-go-go

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124 – Piano FC

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123 – One Night Stand

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121 – Sex, Relationships and Football

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120 – Big Shoes to Phil

https://audioboom.com/posts/6584127-120-big-shoes-to-phil

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119 – Swag & More Xmas Special

https://audioboom.com/posts/6567820-119-swag-more-xmas-special

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Winter Winner

As the Christmas bells jingle louder the inevitable grumblings escape from top flight changing rooms, bemoaning the lack of the winter break. Antonio Conte, Jose Mourinho and co are left frustrated as their squads are put through a gruelling winter schedule. So should we have a winter break in England ? Does the Europe wide…

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