Expectation vs Achievement – Loftus-Cheek vs Alli

The wonderkid, an embodiment of hope and excitement. Every club has a young talent, through which many a fan live their hopes and dreams vicariously through. Every so often a young player bursts onto the scene standing above his contemporaries, think ex-Monaco hotshot Kylian Mbappé, Marcus Rashford’s dream emergence before him and the original wonderkid …

The Curious Case of Antonio Conte

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was the recipient of much acclaim last year, approaching the end of last season the italian was living the dream, he had taken the league by storm and turned the flickering blue fire at stamford bridge into a raging mechanical inferno dismantling everything in its path. Chelsea stormed to the title …

The Ball Playing Defender

Each manager has a different identity, a philosophy from which they do not often stray. One that comes to mind is undoubtedly Jose Mourinho’s pragmatism prioritising ‘not losing’ over everything. That is not to say his teams play unwatchable football, but perspective is a powerful thing in football and Mourinho cannot stand failure. It goes …

Chelsea V Manchester City

6 games into the 2017/18 season Antonio Conte’s Chelsea faced off against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side. Chelsea came into the game as favourites after a dominating European performance away at the Wanda Metropolitano, whilst City were 14 games unbeaten in the league since none other than Chelsea inflicted defeat at Stamford Bridge earlier in …

018 – Stats In Football An Interview with whoscored.com

018 – An Interview with Whoscored’s Alistair Tweedale     A weekly Football Debate Podcast. The week we are joined by Co-Editor of the highly regarded Football Statistics website WhoScored.com Alistair Tweedale. We discuss the role WhoScored plays in the modern game, as well as how stats in football are used by fans, clubs & …

017 – World Cup Round Up, Rivalries & More

017 – World Cup Round Up, Rivalries & More     A weekly football debate podcast. This week we discuss our favourite moments of the world cup, as well as giving you our team of the tournament. We also discuss how rivalries formulate between clubs, and what makes them tick. Plus much much more. Host …

016 – The British Transfer Market

016 – The British Transfer Market   A weekly Football Debate Podcast. This week we discuss the inflated prices in the British Transfer Market, as well as the opening few days of the Transfer Window. Host – @Lewbob91 Mickey – @MickeyKane Reuben – @MarcoReubs Elijah – @AliquaScripto Junior – @KroosKontrol Follow @TouchlineFracas to get involved in …

015 -Weekly Round Up

015 – Weekly Round Up   A weekly football debate podcast. This week we round up the last 7 days of action debating Luis Suarez, England’s world cup, Manchester United’s transfer dealings, Ghana’s money row and much much more. Host – @Lewbob91 Ayo – @UncleD1su Reuben – @MarcoReubs Ife – @MrMeeds Ellis – @Elliskco_I Follow …

The Abstract Attribute of Footballing Intelligence

It is as intangible an attribute as they come in football. It’s not like technical prowess, where it can be easily seen how well a footballer manipulates the ball to his advantage or his physical adeptness enabling him to overcome his opponent via speeding past them or brushing them off with their strength. No, footballing …

014 – World Cup Preview Groups A-D

014 – World Cup Preview Groups A-D   This week is the first of a two part preview of the upcoming World Cup. Our guests discuss Groups A-D in this weeks episode. Host – @Lewbob91 Morayo – @Whodeknee Reuben – @MarcoReubs Gaz – @MidknightGaz Mark – @Mark_onefive Follow @TouchlineFracas to get involved in the discussion …