Episode #139 – Canada Trounces USA in World Cup Qualifier, Transfer Deadline Day Special!

In Episode #139 of the Squeaky Bum Time Podcast, Laurent returns to discuss a busy January transfer window deadline day, as well as Canada’s impressive 2-0 victory over the US Men’s National Team to go top of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying table!

  • Aston Villa, winners of the window?
  • Newcastle spend over $100 million to try to avoid relegation
  • Christian Eriksen is officially back in the Premier League, with Brentford!
  • Did Manchester City sign the next Sergio Aguero out of Argentina?
  • Arsenal, West Ham fail to supplement their squads

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Transcript

00:00

hello and welcome to the squeaky bum

00:03

time podcast with mike and laurent

00:05

lauren is back look it's me it is

00:08

tuesday february 1st in this episode

00:11

canada really are kings in the north

00:13

like we said they were

00:15

the transfer deadline is dramatic but

00:17

first mike

00:19

we say goodbye to old friends and we say

00:21

hello to new friends

00:23

delhi erickson discuss

00:26

i'm just

00:27

i was looking at transfer market uh a

00:29

few minutes ago and

00:31

they have the transfer market value for

00:34

each of the players and then they have

00:35

what the team got for them and next to

00:37

delhi's name it says free transfer

00:40

now i know that that's not necessarily

00:42

the case i know that it's deferred money

00:44

and blah blah blah it's a leafy special

00:45

realistically which is ironic but

00:48

i'm heartbroken he's my guy i've always

00:51

gotten a bad for him i've never given up

00:53

on him uh i will not enjoy watching him

00:55

play with frank lampard which is another

00:58

thing we got to talk about um

01:00

but uh i'm i'm

01:03

sad to see him go i think that they i

01:06

think they're foolish not to make it

01:07

alone like oh you sold him at his

01:10

literal bottom value point cool good

01:12

idea guys good business yeah i i yeah

01:15

and and then erickson talk about

01:17

erickson yeah i mean i you know

01:19

brentford wants to make me love them

01:21

again i guess but um

01:23

they're going to so they're not allowed

01:25

to get frustrated with erickson i guess

01:27

because you know his heart almost

01:28

exploded and all but um

01:31

he's

01:32

going to frustrate brentford fans at

01:34

times because they're not a team that

01:37

necessarily plays in possession a lot

01:38

and he's not a hard worker when they

01:41

don't have the ball

01:42

and this is when he didn't have an

01:44

exploding heart so um

01:46

yeah i don't know that they're gonna

01:48

love him what he will do though is

01:50

they'll have those midfielders working

01:53

that out ball

01:54

that goes to him that he flicks to

01:56

[ __ ] tony

01:58

is going to be gold tony

02:00

tony is the winner

02:02

and in bueno is the winner of that

02:04

transfer right

02:06

they're gonna do a little less work

02:07

because what will allow it to happen is

02:09

i think and buono and tony will be able

02:11

to just run and the ball will go to

02:13

eriksen and they'll create space for him

02:15

right like you know when the break

02:17

happens erickson will be in space

02:19

because that's what he's good at and

02:21

they're just going to take off yeah and

02:23

the space the vertical space will be

02:24

created for eriksen to be in and it's so

02:26

weird i think he got a really bad rap

02:28

towards the end of his time at spurs but

02:30

like he was burnt out they ran him into

02:32

the club

02:33

that's the thing

02:34

actually killed him well that's

02:36

literally that's the the literal phrase

02:38

i would use because he did run on those

02:40

pochettino teams he ran as much as

02:42

anybody in the league on a per game

02:44

basis and as i just said a lot of spur

02:47

supporters would see him

02:49

slowing down now again this is when like

02:51

you're trying to break down defenses and

02:52

it's not like lucas mora or sonny is

02:54

gonna go win you that game so

02:56

the the problem though is that i don't

02:58

think brentford will find themselves in

03:00

a lot of those situations i think that

03:01

they'll be on the back foot a lot more

03:03

than the front so i i'm curious to see

03:05

how much of an impact he'll make i'm

03:07

happy i'm i'm happy he's healthy i'm

03:09

happy he's playing again thank god um

03:12

i'm very happy to see him back in the

03:13

premier league i'm interested to see

03:16

if he is a difference maker for

03:17

brentford because i don't know

03:19

that he is

03:21

well i mean they're going to stay up so

03:23

it's right so i mean like

03:25

okay you know they're mid-table

03:27

with him they're mid-table you know like

03:29

they're not yeah yeah but but this is

03:31

for this is for the future

03:34

and things like that but

03:36

we're gonna go back to the transfer

03:37

window we said goodbye to friends we'll

03:39

go deep into this but

03:42

for our friends in england

03:43

this is a big deal you can listen or not

03:46

we hope you stay

03:48

because your former dominion

03:51

the commonwealth of canada under queen

03:54

elizabeth defeated your rebellious

03:58

big brother who kicks the [ __ ] out of

03:59

you in every other way except football

04:01

in the united states too now

04:06

actually uh

04:07

thank you for giving us both our

04:08

language both our laws but we're both

04:11

better than you uh but canada it's

04:14

truckers honking their horns or the way

04:16

it could be because they want to stop

04:18

cut with restrictions or because canada

04:20

defeated the united states for the first

04:22

time since:

04:25

that's the thing that really got to me

04:29

this was not

04:31

a strong canadian lineup

04:33

nope

04:34

this was a

04:36

almost full strength the us lineup yup

04:39

and we got pants

04:42

just nothing just you know what it is i

04:46

i'm gonna say it this way you're ready

04:47

you ready for my analogy go for it

04:50

the united states under borah halter are

04:53

united under olay

04:56

and i think mexico

04:58

are arsenal under late wenger

05:03

it's just just kind of like

05:05

the theory of these teams is there the

05:08

concepts of these teams are there the

05:10

way they play is there like martino is

05:12

very tata martino is very wenger but he

05:15

doesn't have the players or they're old

05:17

and berholter is very only

05:20

just very olay vibe like

05:23

this team should be better and you just

05:24

leave the games going yes we won but

05:28

yes we beat nicaragua but yes we're

05:30

gonna go and win this game but the

05:33

performances are not there the team is

05:36

not coached they have no cohesiveness

05:39

they have no plan the ball goes into

05:42

guys and they look up like where's the

05:43

next pass whereas canada's like boom

05:46

boom boom it's going to david it's going

05:48

to david we're [ __ ] going

05:51

to everyone else

05:52

everyone else runs for these two dudes

05:56

and when they get the ball we're gonna

05:57

[ __ ] you up because we know where the

06:00

outball is and we know where we're gonna

06:02

go and we're not good but we are

06:05

canadian lumberjacks and this [ __ ]

06:07

middle class

06:09

suburban orange [ __ ] juice eating

06:12

team is not strong enough to [ __ ] with

06:14

canadians we're hockey players if the

06:17

ethos comes from farm boys it's in

06:20

canada and that's what herdman brought

06:22

to this team because they were divergent

06:24

and they did have ethnic problems of

06:26

different soccer groups coming together

06:28

and he's somehow being from sunderland

06:30

this is the coach of of canada and

06:33

understanding

06:34

regionality of that brought that ethos

06:37

of going i see this in canada we need

06:40

hockey mentality

06:42

for our

06:43

soccer team and he's found this

06:45

immigrant team of guys from africa and

06:48

from different countries and he somehow

06:50

blended them into

06:51

a canadian team it's incredible

06:55

and they're really [ __ ] good and as

06:57

we said just before we hit record

06:59

the system is set up for the americans

07:03

to qualify and as we sit here with 10

07:05

gigs in the bag

07:07

10 games in the back out of how many is

07:09

it is it it's like 114 000. no i think

07:12

it's 14 i think we're getting towards

07:13

the end here

07:14

um canada first place four points clear

07:19

of the united states and mexico who by

07:21

the way let me divvy up let me know

07:23

undefeated

07:24

undefeated

07:26

for four draws

07:28

we shoot over to mexico

07:30

mexico is in jamaica

07:34

and i'm tracking this game because i

07:35

love seeing mexico lose

07:38

just before halftime the jamaicans the

07:40

reggae boys get a red card wow that's it

07:43

that's that's all that's gonna happen

07:44

right

07:45

no

07:46

in the 55th minute the jamaican score

07:50

they go up one nil with a man down

07:52

mexico

07:54

i get it

07:55

you're not the mexico of yesteryear

07:58

you're kind of in between they actually

08:00

remind me of like:

08:03

they're like the old guard is still here

08:05

they probably shouldn't be and there's

08:06

not enough yeah there's not enough to

08:08

kind of come through

08:10

fine

08:11

but come on down a man you're gonna let

08:14

jamaica go up one nil on you and i was

08:17

loving it i did watch some of this game

08:19

because i couldn't believe what i was

08:20

seeing i ended up turning it off uh

08:23

mexico scores not one but two goals in

08:27

the three-minute span in the 80-minute

08:29

81st 82nd minute

08:31

they steal one

08:32

in in jamaica they steal it 2-1 so now

08:34

here we are we're tied we're tied with

08:37

the mexicans on second we have gold

08:39

difference by one so it literally can't

08:41

be any closer uh and and panama

08:44

is one point behind with 17 points why

08:47

is that significant you ask no problem

08:50

three teams get automatic qualifying

08:52

bids into the world cup from concacaf

08:54

feels like probably two too many um

08:59

the fourth place team

09:00

has to play a uh a

09:02

a knockout playoff round

09:05

against asia oceana some [ __ ] like that

09:08

yeah if you listen to the terrible

09:09

episode last time i explained it

09:13

the us now faces a game i think they're

09:16

in honduras who to be fair

09:19

has three points from 10 games they are

09:21

comfortably last place

09:23

but if they don't get three points out

09:24

of this they don't win

09:26

they are now in danger of flopping all

09:27

the way back to that fourth spot

09:30

and by the way

09:31

if costa rica wins their game they're

09:33

right there and here comes the trinidad

09:36

tobago on the outside rail

09:38

right so

09:40

i i just

09:41

uh

09:42

the us

09:44

i was watching the game with somebody

09:45

who went okay well what is this what

09:47

happens

09:48

if the us wins this game

09:51

well nothing really is and nothing was

09:53

good news right if the us had won that

09:56

game they go clear of canada they're

09:59

pretty much in the driver's seat again

10:00

with a few games to go their ability to

10:02

qualify gets laser focused they go okay

10:05

there's

10:06

for their magic number is in sight

10:09

now they go from top of the group and

10:11

you get probably you know more

10:13

benefit in in the group scene

10:15

to now you don't know you're back in in

10:17

the in the the jackpot essentially right

10:20

yeah so

10:21

uh

10:22

i just

10:23

i just loved canada like the goal they

10:25

scored off the bad kick from matt

10:28

davis matt davis the new keeper not

10:31

stefan it was short

10:33

three touches and on goal

10:35

laryn finishes and then david had a

10:38

really good run where he touched and

10:40

turned and he was

10:41

gone yeah

10:43

and uh only only a save uh here and

10:45

there i mean listen the u.s had their

10:47

chances i thought adams was good he's

10:49

always busy doesn't seem to have any way

10:51

to link up with anyone pulisic is trying

10:54

but he's out of form not playing very

10:57

much uh i love aaronson like aaronson is

11:00

my favorite us men's national team

11:02

player as well any time i see [ __ ]

11:04

jordan morris i think of of jones going

11:08

you didn't want to play you want to stay

11:10

home and play with your dogs that's your

11:12

excuse i never want that guy playing for

11:14

the united states because he has no

11:16

ambition to be better he should have

11:18

gone to germany and gotten his ass

11:20

kicked and the fact that he doesn't and

11:22

he plays well in mls comfortably with

11:24

his dad who's a doctor for the team [ __ ]

11:27

you i'm sorry maybe i'm an [ __ ] but i

11:30

want hungry for the shirt like so i want

11:33

to do that

11:34

this matters right yeah you're not an

11:36

[ __ ]

11:37

[ __ ] and well you are but for not

11:39

for this yeah

11:41

he is a [ __ ] and that's okay

11:44

that's okay

11:46

it's actually never been there's never

11:48

been a time in human history where it's

11:49

been more okay to be a [ __ ] yeah that's

11:51

all right

11:52

but in a in a literal cutthroat scenario

11:55

where you're trying to qualify for the

11:57

world cup in a in a dogfight you

11:59

shouldn't be in with costa rica panama

12:01

and mexico

12:02

you don't get to be a [ __ ]

12:04

you can put your hard hat on or you get

12:06

the [ __ ] out of the way give me the

12:08

refugee family who found a country that

12:11

took them in and struggled and they made

12:14

themselves something out of it davey's

12:15

from ghana david is a haitian immigrant

12:18

who's born in brooklyn how come how come

12:20

he's not an american u.s national team

12:21

player i don't know don't ask he was

12:23

born in brooklyn haitian

12:25

these guys have better stories they have

12:27

better narratives they're [ __ ]

12:28

tougher yeah right like like yeah listen

12:32

oh they're canadian it's nice try

12:33

growing up a black kid in toronto it

12:35

probably sucks yeah right where's our

12:38

[ __ ] black kids from harlem on the

12:39

men's national team they're not on the

12:41

team because we don't even find them

12:42

like how the men's national team isn't

12:44

all mexican

12:46

still blows my [ __ ] mind like they're

12:48

definitely better kids than who we have

12:50

anyway that's just that's just me i

12:52

heard a hot take on the daily show shout

12:54

out to chris and dave on the chopped

12:56

sports daily oh nice um then they're not

12:59

gonna hear this that's okay uh

13:01

but they were they were doing a hot

13:03

takes segment where they like some

13:06

[ __ ] knuckle dragger from the chop

13:08

sports facebook group which you should

13:09

totally join uh we love you knuckles

13:12

yeah yeah we want our own nuggets like

13:14

oh soccer stinks

13:16

yeah yeah yeah pick your jaw full floor

13:18

you [ __ ] [ __ ] but

13:20

the boys were talking about it and and

13:23

chris uh it was your classic american

13:26

sportsman soccer blows whatever but what

13:28

he was saying isn't untrue uh that you

13:31

know all of our best players

13:33

play basketball they play football right

13:35

they don't necessarily place iron that's

13:37

why we get

13:39

into a scenario where not only are we

13:41

not sending our best through the the

13:43

soccer programs but we're trying to find

13:46

the the refugees right we're trying to

13:48

find the immigrants to come in and say

13:50

hey

13:51

show us the way forward here and have

13:53

that bring that hunger for us

13:56

we're not we're not

13:58

producing that hunger we're importing it

14:00

and i think that that's a problem unless

14:02

you have lightning strike like like with

14:04

canada but i know uh uh a mutual better

14:07

coach by the way heard me oh of course

14:09

yeah better coach but a mutual friend

14:11

once said to us uh uh michael branwich

14:14

uh if you were to put a billboard in

14:17

times square

14:18

and you had cristiano ronaldo's picture

14:20

on it and you said here's how much he's

14:22

making every year here's how long his

14:24

career is and here are the last five

14:25

women he's [ __ ]

14:27

you would have a world power in 10 years

14:31

yeah by the way he's been a great

14:33

influence on the locker room at man

14:34

united as mason greenwood uh

14:38

arrested for attempt for a potential

14:41

rape where they have the audio of the

14:43

things he said to this woman

14:47

i don't have it but i don't want to

14:48

repeat it i don't i have not i have not

14:50

listened to that from what i gathered

14:51

from that and this is not a sympathetic

14:53

stance at all it was

14:55

it was his girlfriend i think that they

14:58

were

14:59

that he's been live with for years and

15:01

that part i missed

15:02

yeah and um

15:04

i i and again i'm not excusing or

15:07

sympathizing or whatever but i think i

15:09

think what the

15:10

storyline went at least from the

15:12

greenwood camp is that like

15:15

it's been happening over the last few

15:17

months or or the way that he has been

15:20

around her in the last few months has

15:21

been

15:22

like like 180 degree difference or

15:24

something along those lines and

15:26

yeah listen it's horrible that's

15:28

ridiculous right like yeah but i mean

15:30

from like we don't care we don't want

15:32

him to go to jail we want justice

15:35

whatever it was is really bad oh yeah

15:37

footballing perspective it's bad for

15:39

united because he's good and they lost

15:42

martial so now they're

15:44

all of a sudden thin up front maybe

15:46

that's why they're keeping lingard and

15:47

we can go into the transfer window

15:51

let's get out of that before we get into

15:53

trouble because we'll say something

15:54

terrible anyway man united's mason

15:56

greenwood suspended indefinitely under

15:59

investigation for sexual assault of what

16:02

may be in his girlfriend but the news

16:03

came over on social media so it's weird

16:05

i don't know what the kids are up to

16:07

whatever it sounded like it's bad

16:09

cristiano ronaldo famously got away with

16:11

this uh with my money in vegas

16:14

[Laughter]

16:16

yeah so cristiano you know he's got

16:18

better lawyers than uh mason greenwood

16:21

will ever have um i can just run through

16:24

a couple of them really quickly uh over

16:27

the line let's do spurs let's do let's

16:31

do cities really quickly city grab

16:33

julian alvarez from river plate who was

16:36

the mvp and top goal scorer for the

16:39

argentinian league he's 21 years old

16:41

lots of teams chasing him the

16:43

argentinian contingent of zabaleta and

16:46

aguero go to war for city city get

16:50

potentially a great player for 15

16:53

million pounds

16:55

because the release clause is nothing so

16:58

whether julian alvarez becomes a the

17:00

next city great city get a really good

17:04

high-end talent for very little money

17:06

that they loan back and he'll come back

17:08

in the summer it is expected that he

17:10

will be part of the team but all

17:11

everyone was in on him uh the

17:13

argentinian league is a high level

17:15

league but it will take a betting in

17:17

period i would imagine he's more in the

17:20

gabrielle jesus camp versus the aguero

17:23

camp aguero we remember came into the

17:26

aguero was in on his nat on his team in

17:30

argentina at 14 years old and was

17:34

playing men's football from 14 to 18.

17:36

then did four years in atletico scoring

17:39

goals for fun so this is not the same

17:41

level but it is a potential talent so

17:43

that's menu that's city's only move

17:46

arsenal

17:48

yang which is

17:50

on alvarez um

17:53

so what if he's like if he's not even if

17:55

he's jesus right which which is good

17:58

which i think for what you paid for

17:59

jesus i think you could say he was

18:01

probably a flop right like he probably

18:03

didn't pan out the way that everyone

18:05

thought he would he was not

18:07

aware he was did not become aguero's

18:10

successor no no but he but he cost 50 60

18:12

million this kid coming in with 15 he

18:16

was roughly around there because i

18:17

remember his first game was against

18:18

tottenham and it was one of those back

18:19

and forth games that was the game where

18:21

kyle walker still on spurs at the etihad

18:25

sprinted all the way down the field and

18:27

caught somebody and it was definitely a

18:30

red card and they'd let us get away with

18:32

it and then lamella to erickson or

18:34

erickson to lamont uh in the 85th minute

18:36

and we beat you at the eddie had many

18:38

many years ago uh but what i'm saying is

18:40

that this is 15 million pounds

18:43

so what great and for for a team like

18:45

city literally literally a drop in the

18:47

bucket so uh i i'm a huge fan of the

18:49

move i'm looking forward to seeing him

18:51

next season um but yeah i mean

18:53

just just think about it like this you

18:56

um

18:57

you offloaded feron torres and not that

18:59

not that netspend means a [ __ ] all of

19:01

you people but like

19:03

what is that 55 million pounds roughly

19:06

it was a lot i'm looking at it in

19:08

dollars so i'm trying to do some math in

19:09

my head but like like 70.

19:11

well yeah say say 50 million 55

19:15

you got a net spend of plus 40 out of a

19:17

transfer window when has that happened

19:19

for city city have been doing better at

19:22

that of late yeah

19:24

so

19:25

you know it hasn't been uh ideal but you

19:29

know it's been getting better

19:31

and if we have to talk about city then

19:32

we have to talk about the other

19:35

the red sox right if we're gonna talk

19:37

about the yankees we have to talk with

19:38

the red sox so okay um so yeah i mean

19:40

luis diaz who's a guy that spurs were

19:42

chasing that a number of clubs were

19:44

chasing uh they really they they paid a

19:46

pretty penny for him and look

19:49

he

19:50

he's 25 he's colombian he's coming out

19:52

coming from porto i just i wonder

19:56

if he's the level by the way for

19:58

liverpool that's a lot of money no

20:01

that's what i mean they don't make deals

20:02

like that that often so liverpool

20:04

masquerade themselves very well i might

20:06

add as a chelsea as a man city as a real

20:10

madrid they're not they're not they're

20:12

very much not yeah it's usually it's

20:14

usually even in even out

20:18

yes but what i'm saying is that when

20:20

they make big strikes

20:22

not unlike spurs they can't miss and

20:24

they frankly haven't granted salah was a

20:27

cut right deal it was like 17 20 million

20:28

something like that but van dyke was 75

20:31

million they hit down that one they have

20:33

if they but if they didn't

20:35

then they're up shit's creepy a perfect

20:37

example he missed the season last year

20:39

they almost

20:41

[ __ ] missed the champions league

20:42

that's how important it was now they

20:44

lost four other defenders but joe gomez

20:45

has never come back

20:47

so

20:48

right right but

20:49

largely the point is when they make

20:51

these splashes they seem to work out

20:53

yeah i'm less keen on diaz than some of

20:56

them um

20:57

but and it's easy to say that because

20:59

you've got the hindsight of all these

21:01

successful players

21:03

i don't i don't know him perfectly but

21:05

what i have heard from my latest podcast

21:08

shows is that he's

21:10

wildly improving from seasons to season

21:12

so he's at porto a good league at a good

21:14

level and he is a guy who does makes

21:17

bangers like his goals are really good

21:19

yeah and i think what i think where they

21:21

are is

21:23

they know

21:24

that firmino mana salah is ending

21:27

right they

21:29

and i think if you

21:31

held their

21:32

heads hands to the fire

21:34

they would have sold one of them by now

21:37

but i think that the pandemic

21:39

to cash in

21:40

i think that the end

21:42

and it would really hurt them there's

21:44

nowhere to put them

21:46

right you know where to put this and

21:47

nowhere to sell nowhere to cash in yes

21:50

right right so they can't they can't go

21:51

to there isn't a hundred there isn't 170

21:53

million dollars if you use barcelona

21:55

anymore if you turn the calendar the

21:57

clock back two years which sounds

21:58

[ __ ] crazy to say out loud at this

22:00

point because we were literally right at

22:01

the tip of the iceberg of this two years

22:03

ago

22:04

but it felt like that summer salah was

22:08

going to madrid

22:09

right right it was in the air right yeah

22:11

right right and obviously that didn't

22:14

happen but right um but yeah and now

22:16

that money's gone like it's evaporated

22:18

yeah

22:19

yeah now now now teams come to the

22:21

premier league to make to get our money

22:23

there isn't it used to be that money

22:25

would flow from real and madrid into the

22:27

premier league we'd build guys up and

22:30

kind of it would trickle out like one of

22:31

the things that i'd love to think about

22:32

and it never gets told about is like

22:35

what is the

22:36

what is the flow of all transfers how

22:39

much is going out into nothing

22:42

right because do you mean like how much

22:44

is the agent's fees how much is going

22:46

back into the system like in one season

22:48

is it

22:49

all money moving around like how much of

22:52

the premier league money is funding all

22:53

the other teams

22:55

a lot

22:56

right

22:58

i'd love to know i mean i'm sure some

23:00

nerds have done that

23:02

it has but but it has it's really just i

23:05

would say it's been about a year

23:07

well because the premier league was

23:08

mostly

23:09

uh

23:10

internal it was internal stuff right so

23:12

a lot of the and then bail and coutinho

23:15

and and suarez right like right but big

23:18

names were legal but here's the thing

23:20

that's really frustrating when people

23:21

bag on

23:23

bag on when we go through newcastle's

23:24

dealings they spent 110 million pounds

23:27

yeah that money's first of all they

23:29

overpay and that money is going to other

23:31

teams right like all of a sudden you

23:33

know dan burn costs a half a million

23:36

dollars for brighton they're getting 15

23:38

million dollars for that guy yeah

23:40

brighton's gonna do really well with

23:41

that fifty million dollars it'll be like

23:43

you gave us what for who this guy is

23:46

he's 32 years old so he's half [ __ ]

23:48

that's an important

23:51

wait but wait wait you just hit on

23:53

something that's a huge part of the

23:55

ecosystem because what has well listen

23:58

what has come into the premier league in

24:00

the last 10 but even more so in the last

24:02

five years new ownership money

24:05

right it flows but but no but but so

24:08

whereas the

24:10

the kings of the castle were always

24:12

barsa real psg

24:15

obviously a couple in in in the premier

24:17

league but not on that level aside from

24:18

city i suppose and and bayern right

24:21

those are the four

24:23

they don't fund anybody they fund their

24:24

own league that's it

24:26

right but

24:27

but largely my point is that those four

24:29

were the the four horsemen at the table

24:31

it's like the richest teams right i get

24:33

united but they never really

24:35

i don't know they never felt like they

24:36

put some big money into uva i mean they

24:39

spent 86 million dollars on [ __ ] on

24:42

or almost 100 million dollars on pogba

24:44

they spent a lot they spent a lot on on

24:47

on lukaku yeah they spent a lot of money

24:50

on that

24:51

i guess i guess

24:53

when i look at united i never think of

24:54

them as and pogba is it i suppose but i

24:57

never think of them as like when i think

25:00

of the bail money or coutinho or

25:03

but because they [ __ ] it up it's a

25:04

catastrophe yeah right like

25:07

who's the guy that got with the piano i

25:08

mean from arsenal and they just oh

25:10

alexis sanchez disaster oh god that was

25:13

fun oh that was hilarious speaking of

25:16

alexis sanchez far and home the arsenal

25:18

faithful you are really sad right now

25:22

and i think that from a spurs

25:24

perspective arsenal have had the worst

25:26

window they bring in

25:28

no one

25:30

they bring in a guy called austin

25:31

trustee owned by the cronky family yeah

25:34

out of the colorado rapids to start in

25:36

july never heard of him don't know who

25:38

he is

25:40

obama yang balagun maitland-niles

25:43

kalashnek chambers mari this is just

25:46

going through older ones just tons and

25:48

tons of outgoing players but aubameyang

25:50

is a big deal i know he was out of sorts

25:53

but that is really saying we don't care

25:57

and he went on a free and he's gone um

26:01

that's big

26:02

because that was that's the last of

26:05

wenger i think or maybe it's lacazette

26:08

lacazette would be the last but like but

26:11

okay

26:12

aubameyang was

26:15

he was a paradigm shifting signing or so

26:19

they thought and they always felt like

26:20

he was and wanted him to be i have news

26:22

for you he was never but he had two

26:25

little seasons

26:26

sure that's fair he won him an fa cup

26:28

because i would watch that game he

26:30

killed him okay yeah and by that by that

26:33

stretch you can say that he you know he

26:35

was a success but he was the guy who

26:37

came in

26:39

and you know why because he's the

26:40

fastest [ __ ] in fifa and

26:43

everybody was like oh god damn it dude

26:45

like

26:46

great every arsenal fan in the world is

26:47

gonna have this [ __ ] on the team

26:48

now no but he was gonna be the guy that

26:50

brought them back into title contention

26:53

and that never happened i think the

26:54

issue with the bamiyan really is he only

26:57

has

26:58

one way to play i think everyone knew it

27:00

he couldn't you couldn't he would never

27:02

like and you notice it whenever

27:03

lacazette plays he can never drop into

27:06

the midfield and create options for you

27:08

he wants to he wants to run him behind

27:10

and cut in a left and he's good he's

27:12

just a luxury type player he did have

27:15

good seasons i think you know he had his

27:17

moments but he's just

27:19

for

27:19

arteta he's not the player he needs and

27:23

he found the excuses by continually

27:26

[ __ ] up and not understanding traffic

27:28

patterns in london

27:29

wouldn't show up to work and would blow

27:31

it so just yeah

27:35

and so much as you talk a lot about how

27:37

they have that englishness they have the

27:39

arsenal way they they've all come up

27:41

together aubameyang

27:43

was the elder statesman of the group and

27:45

he was supposed to be the guy instilling

27:47

all of that or helping he wasn't he

27:49

never he's not a leader

27:51

yeah yeah

27:52

let's go to the other team that i think

27:54

starts with a that's already had a great

27:56

window and that's villa

27:58

we already know about coutinho they

28:00

bring in denia already helping them they

28:02

weirdly grab column chambers i don't

28:04

know what that's for but maybe somebody

28:06

knows something about something the big

28:08

ones to leave are anwar elgazi who was a

28:11

nice little player who would score a

28:13

goal here and there he goes to everton

28:16

and matt target with dinya and chambers

28:18

arriving i like matt target a

28:20

hard-working uh fullback goes to

28:23

newcastle uh on loan so uh villa

28:27

consolidate improve the team and move

28:30

players out i'm going to keep on going

28:32

pretty fast hold on talk about that i

28:34

think because you want to talk about

28:35

this one yeah i think aston villa wins

28:36

the window i think they had the best

28:38

window of any club in the premier league

28:39

i don't think it's close

28:41

or coutinho would have been enough

28:44

ordina by itself yeah by himself so um

28:47

two really really strong signings uh i

28:50

sat here on on uh last week and i

28:52

lamented a lot of the

28:54

lack of activity um i i really

28:57

discounted uh what villa had done uh to

29:00

that point but yeah really happy with

29:02

with what they've done and i think that

29:03

that'll solidify things a long way and

29:05

we've the gerard belief kind of coming

29:07

in right so he's talking about like yeah

29:09

we watch i watch the interviews because

29:12

you know we're starved for content in

29:14

the premier league like it's

29:15

two interviews

29:17

and the games yeah and that's it

29:20

and so now it's two weeks in between

29:22

games yeah and

29:24

there's no there's no coverage of

29:25

anything you're getting nothing so uh

29:27

when you see gerard and maybe it's just

29:29

because i respected him as a player

29:31

you're just ready you're like

29:33

he's got the jacket on he looks very

29:35

serious he never gives too much praise

29:37

to his players he's like yeah i'm glad

29:39

we did well i expect them to do well and

29:42

we're gonna do better and and we can

29:44

segue in because alghazzi went to

29:46

everton into everton's window they made

29:49

some moves as well the biggest being

29:50

they actually hire frank lampard who

29:52

does not for me

29:54

have gerard's gravitas

29:58

no there's something about the scouse

30:02

death march like they absolutely have to

30:04

win there's a there's something about

30:06

scout's personality whereas lampard was

30:08

made fun of because he's the son of a

30:11

football player

30:13

and his uncle he was around football so

30:15

he's not as

30:17

out for blood and death and i have to

30:19

win he is a winner i don't discount any

30:22

of those things but they bring in a

30:24

bunch of players alghazzi

30:26

dele alli like we said but the other

30:28

coup they grabbed vanderbeek from

30:30

manchester united so we expect

30:33

at least a

30:35

midfield improvement which is what they

30:36

desperately needed because they were

30:38

playing

30:39

workers uh i mean alan and decora are

30:42

good but they lacked a creative piece to

30:45

get the ball into calvert lewin um and

30:48

if i remember

30:49

from

30:51

and they lose denia which was

30:52

catastrophe they lose senior but they

30:54

bring in mikkolenko uh from i'm from

30:57

kiev i don't know and i don't i i just

31:00

i'm curious

31:02

why anything in ukraine is worth 26

31:04

million dollars right now

31:07

so

31:08

i mean buildings people anything so you

31:10

can buy some rocket some uh anti-tank

31:12

weapons right yeah exactly

31:14

hopefully they got that money for uh

31:16

protecting their buildings but yeah i

31:18

the thing i do remember about lampard is

31:20

he's not a great

31:23

coach

31:24

he kind of would say things that chelsea

31:27

was gonna press he'd say we're gonna

31:29

attack and they would attack

31:31

and give up goals so

31:33

give up goals because as long as michael

31:35

[ __ ] keen is in the back for that

31:37

team they're gonna ship goals cause he's

31:40

[ __ ] terrible and so is pickford

31:42

pickford dives out of saves more than

31:44

any person i've ever seen in my [ __ ]

31:46

life because he's too short and he has

31:48

to do maximum effort to do saves so so i

31:51

never use an interesting

31:53

i'm i i don't like franklin park i don't

31:56

like chelsea whatever but but looking

31:58

objectively i like him at everton

32:01

why two reasons one

32:03

it's not chelsea right out of the gate

32:05

here's the [ __ ] premier league buddy

32:07

you've played here but you've never

32:09

managed here yeah so that was always a

32:11

fail like think about the contrast of

32:13

lampard and gerard

32:15

when they retired they're both legends

32:18

they're both great or whatever our

32:19

introduction to lampard was [ __ ]

32:23

right like he was he was granted he was

32:26

given a war chest and all that stuff but

32:27

he was given expectations that he was

32:30

never going to live up to

32:32

conversely

32:33

our introduction to gerard was in the

32:35

sky in the scottish league he brought

32:38

rangers to an undefeated season that's

32:40

not any small feat but it's over three

32:42

years not one season and a half

32:44

promotion that ended up destroying the

32:46

club right like it's it's it's frank

32:49

lampard's failure at derby

32:51

to get promoted that destroys that club

32:55

yeah yeah that's fine now they pushed

32:56

whatever it's fine but but it is a

32:58

little bit like that so um but so then

33:01

him being in everton and and ironically

33:03

you've got gerard at villa they're both

33:06

in significantly low pressure situations

33:09

they're in prove it to me situations

33:11

where they can go out and stamp their

33:13

name and do it but we're going to learn

33:15

a lot more about

33:17

we're going to learn a lot more about

33:18

lampard at everton the next half of this

33:21

season that i think we use in chelsea

33:23

the the aston villa situation

33:26

if we if gerard is as good as he appears

33:29

to be

33:30

that team is good that's a sure if i'm

33:33

spurs i'm worried about them maybe not

33:36

this season worry about it

33:37

our own [ __ ] selves

33:39

but you at least so spurs you do lose

33:42

two players we said goodbye already but

33:44

you have two new friends we do we have

33:46

new friends we have raided yuvey's um

33:49

backs back [ __ ] room i don't hate it

33:52

i don't love it let me talk a little bit

33:54

more about who left

33:55

because that to me is the story of this

33:57

of this uh transfer deadline day

33:59

giovanni la sell so loan tangy and

34:02

dominate loan that they're giving us a

34:04

little bit of cash for that hopefully

34:06

they will uh exercise a 65 million pound

34:10

buy cause i don't know why the [ __ ] you

34:12

would do that

34:13

um it might as well be a billion dollars

34:15

for indomie but get him the [ __ ] out of

34:18

my club i don't want to ever see him

34:19

wear a spur shirt again um goodbye frank

34:22

get out

34:24

i was sad that la celso didn't work out

34:26

especially because he's always very good

34:28

for argentina

34:29

um brian hill goes back on loan to spain

34:32

where he can kind of run rampant a

34:33

little bit

34:34

um

34:35

so i'm happy to get those guys off the

34:38

books at least even just for now

34:40

uh and bring in kulesepski and

34:42

bettencure um

34:45

i don't see

34:46

kulaski's not won for this year i think

34:48

he's

34:49

uh

34:51

that's fine i think the good thing from

34:52

from there from spurs perspective is

34:54

these guys have value in them

34:57

right they're not they're not the

34:59

finnish article they're both under 23

35:02

both haven't really gotten the shot but

35:04

i think that the

35:06

the fact that they were at uvae

35:08

which is the top club and and listen

35:10

kante might not be have been at uva for

35:12

a long time but at least there is a

35:14

consistency of what you know they should

35:17

know do you know what anything well so

35:19

the thing is is that right so you've got

35:21

two juve heads in the in the room now

35:23

right and because you got paratichi who

35:25

basically was the guy who did all of

35:27

these deals to bring the players all the

35:29

players that spurs

35:30

were rumored to be speaking to with yuve

35:33

for the last six months eight months but

35:35

um but

35:37

right like you said

35:38

kante saw them on the ground floor he

35:40

knows exactly what they're about and

35:41

exactly what they're not so i trust him

35:43

i'm happy to give him the keys i'm very

35:45

upset about delhi still but i like bet

35:47

and care a lot because

35:49

i just need somebody in the midfield

35:51

who's not harry winks or pierre and

35:53

mccoy beer at this point and i'm happy

35:55

to give him a shot right out of the gate

35:58

yeah um obviously and he's unique which

36:00

means he's a good

36:01

defensive midfielder so i'm gonna go

36:03

through some teams i'll go through some

36:05

teams that didn't do anything and that

36:06

makes me worry norwich nothing

36:09

southampton nothing

36:11

watford had a bunch of inns but they're

36:13

african guys that i don't know what

36:14

they're about so we already know the big

36:16

one you called out west ham nothing

36:20

they're basically saying we're not

36:22

making the top four uh we know we we

36:24

know about wolves and triori leaving

36:31

because

36:32

this signals

36:34

the for sale sign on declan rice's

36:36

forehead for me

36:37

okay right because they're basically

36:39

saying we're not going to make champions

36:41

league we're going to basically put up

36:42

the wi-fi we're going to do what we can

36:43

this year we've got a good tight-knit

36:45

squad

36:46

they have a chance still but like this

36:47

was

36:49

west ham and spurs in this regard are

36:51

very similar and i talked about this

36:52

last week um

36:54

they are stuck in between they don't

36:57

have the funds to go out and get a big

36:59

difference-making player that will put

37:01

you into that serious top four maybe

37:02

even third conversation

37:05

but you don't

37:07

like your team's good

37:09

you so you don't have the ability to go

37:11

out and go get somebody huge to go make

37:13

them better but at the same time you're

37:15

not going to spend 50 what do you spend

37:17

10 15 million pounds on a guy for to

37:19

bring him in just to a

37:24

i think west ham are looking for jesse

37:27

lingard and if they can't get jesse

37:28

lingard they do nothing and united

37:32

must have had the news about all the

37:34

[ __ ] that went on with with

37:36

greenwood and they let marshall finally

37:38

go and they were like no you can't go

37:41

and so they're going to keep him whether

37:42

he plays or not is not is different but

37:45

i do think from a relegation fight

37:47

perspective burnley do get their striker

37:50

in wagout who's a basically a

37:52

replacement for chris wood and they put

37:54

10 million dollars in their pocket

37:57

they clear out some other guys but

37:59

palace doesn't do much they don't need

38:00

to they're in good shape i do

38:03

fear for leads

38:05

leads did nothing that was bad um

38:08

chelsea didn't need to do anything

38:10

because they have 40 billion players

38:12

that they still need to weed out my

38:14

friends from brighton do something weird

38:16

they do lose dan byrne to newcastle and

38:19

we're gonna go into newcastle now

38:20

because newcastle are probably

38:22

the most interesting team within the

38:25

context of this thing they're still

38:28

on paper

38:29

the worst team in the premier league in

38:31

terms of expected goal difference

38:33

against they did get a win just before

38:36

the break so they get to say okay we're

38:38

not going down and they go out and spend

38:42

100 million pounds

38:45

um watford gets to live

38:47

i did this on the show last week that's

38:49

more than the entire league in each of

38:52

the last two maybe even three january

38:54

transfer windows only two actually no

38:56

the third one was higher than that so

38:58

what they're spending like like kids who

39:00

are in a [ __ ] candy store so what

39:02

they get out of this is

39:04

essentially three out of four of a back

39:06

four burn target and trippier they get a

39:09

midfielder in gumaras from leon to

39:12

connect this all together chris wood up

39:14

front they essentially recreate a spine

39:17

of their team they'll probably go with

39:19

uh jamal lasalles he is the captain of

39:22

the team and he'll pair with burn up

39:24

front

39:25

although laselles is pretty bad as well

39:27

but their their their defense is awful

39:30

um and they do send some players out

39:32

jeff hendrick goes out maddie longstaff

39:34

goes out a bunch of guys they've had

39:37

just sort of go out into the world one

39:39

thing i did notice and this is sort of

39:42

in my lower league places if you recall

39:44

our friends from norwich mr todd kind

39:47

well we remember him as being like oh

39:49

maybe he's the next james madison he

39:51

gets loaned to bournemouth so

39:53

no he came back in from alone

39:57

no

39:58

he was

39:59

no he he was supposed to be norwich and

40:02

so madison was on norwich and sold to

40:05

lester uh but but cantwell was supposed

40:08

to be the next

40:09

madison type a sort of wiry attacking

40:12

creative midfielder and he just never

40:14

kicks on in the premier league and he's

40:16

now sent to bournemouth he is oh i'm

40:18

sorry

40:19

i was reading it wrong okay no no that's

40:20

okay there is loans and things moving

40:22

around but

40:23

he's in the in and out i think he was he

40:25

was loaned in and then loaned back i

40:27

don't [ __ ] know it doesn't matter

40:28

yeah so he's out um and i think that

40:31

norwich are just resigned to the fact

40:33

that they're going to go down but

40:34

newcastle do reload and it'll be

40:36

interesting to see if eddie howe can get

40:38

this team moving hopefully we won't see

40:40

the likes of

40:42

[ __ ]

40:43

bald voldemoral i can't remember his

40:45

name anymore uh john joe shelby in the

40:47

midfield anymore because he's really bad

40:49

target's a good player for villa he he's

40:52

a servant for the club dan byrne as a

40:54

person who as you know watches a lot a

40:57

lot of brighton uh dan byrne is surplus

41:00

uh he is a good player

41:02

but they didn't need him because they

41:03

have dunk they still have duffy and they

41:06

have webster and they have lampd and

41:08

they have cucarella so dan byrne was

41:10

playing when they had injuries he was a

41:12

six foot seven guy playing uh fullback

41:16

which was amazing

41:18

but you know he's one of these guys it's

41:20

basically you know he's a player he

41:21

doesn't give up he plays hard and he

41:23

played it within the team concept but i

41:25

expect with these moves newcastle has to

41:27

stay up now i mean this is a yeah

41:29

this is a statement of we're staying up

41:32

the narrative of them going down would

41:34

be incredible but um they got to stay up

41:37

at this point well you said it i mean

41:39

that's the team for next year that i'm

41:40

afraid of going right by spurs like

41:42

we're standing still because we [ __ ]

41:44

are standing still um

41:46

but yeah i mean

41:48

i looked at this on friday and i said

41:50

there's gotta be a way

41:52

for newcastle

41:53

it's just there's just so much money and

41:56

time

41:58

pissed away if you don't if you go down

42:00

this year you just have to and and if

42:03

money truly is no object you have to go

42:05

out and you have to spend a bunch of

42:06

money

42:08

you don't have to they don't have to

42:09

compete with [ __ ] west ham men united

42:11

spurs and arsenal for top four they're

42:13

competing with norwich watford and

42:14

burnley here for [ __ ] sake you go step

42:17

by step they already tried to clip they

42:19

tried to clip the wings of burnley and

42:21

grab the player they grabbed that's

42:23

where you're shopping and it starts as a

42:25

person who experienced this with beloved

42:28

manchester city they essentially

42:30

raided the teams nearby them that they

42:33

relatively had to get a hold of to move

42:35

up a lot of aston villa players a lot of

42:37

everton players at first in the first

42:40

couple years a lot of that kind of thing

42:43

then as they went further along they

42:45

picked off players but i mean

42:48

aside from

42:51

yaya toure i'd say

42:53

none of them none of the players that

42:55

city really grabbed were from

42:57

major powers i mean yes david silva

43:00

ended up being great he came from

43:02

valencia sorry bukari sagna uh yeah but

43:05

those were declining arsenal players

43:06

yeah yeah yeah

43:08

i mean there's not like they weren't

43:09

like buying players from psg i mean the

43:12

tevez deal is the one right they they

43:14

said [ __ ] you me men united that's the

43:16

one right that's the big one

43:18

that really started the war that's the

43:20

noisy neighbor but like you know gareth

43:23

barry and [ __ ] jolie and lescott

43:26

these guys are i mean they they crippled

43:28

the teams near them but it didn't matter

43:30

at the time so

43:32

but that's how you have to do it so it

43:34

that gives me

43:35

hope for everton for newcastle in that

43:38

they sort of understand the predicament

43:40

that they're in and are gonna

43:42

pull the teams near them down to their

43:44

level because you just have to be better

43:47

than three teams yeah that's it

43:49

and i think they're clearly better than

43:51

three teams now are you rooting for them

43:53

to stay up are you because and is the

43:55

reason why you're rooting for them so

43:58

that in a couple of years

43:59

you have

44:01

you have a proper [ __ ] rival is that

44:03

what you want here because i didn't know

44:05

because i don't want that all and i by

44:06

the way i think i'm the biggest

44:07

capitalist you probably know or or

44:10

[ __ ] proponent of it but

44:12

i think

44:14

i i'm the one sitting here saying i

44:15

don't want any [ __ ] part of them not

44:17

because i think what they're doing is

44:18

bad for the league because what they're

44:20

doing is functionally and 100 percent

44:23

no no doubt about it bad for tottenham

44:25

hotspur

44:27

oh arsenal

44:30

spurs and legacy clubs that have been

44:33

struggling

44:34

yeah it's arsenal's first liverpool with

44:37

the yeah yeah

44:38

i mean liverpool is living off klopp

44:41

like i think that without klopp no what

44:44

i'm saying is that there's another

44:45

stratosphere of purchasing power that's

44:47

about to enter the league and they're

44:49

going to make you look like the guy with

44:50

you know [ __ ] holding his hat but

44:52

we're good we've got the system in place

44:53

right right you're fine you won't be

44:55

fine until pep is gone when pep is gone

44:58

i don't know what's gonna happen no i

44:59

think you just come back down a little

45:00

bit but it'll be good right we'll we'll

45:02

lose those five or two we'll lose those

45:05

five to seven points that pep right off

45:07

the top definitely

45:09

uh and maybe you're getting a big chance

45:11

in the mid 80s and then bad seasons be

45:13

at 80.

45:14

no no no of course but what i'm saying

45:16

is that

45:17

you have the infrastructure and you have

45:19

the purchasing power to do [ __ ]

45:21

frankly whatever you want right

45:22

liverpool does not chelsea does

45:25

man united but i think

45:27

i don't know if they operate well with

45:29

it chelsea's now in a sustainable system

45:31

though right like they've all these are

45:33

smartly run company teams the one that's

45:35

not the one that's [ __ ] everything up

45:37

is united because they make let me say

45:40

it clearly to the camera clearly

45:42

manchester united have as much money as

45:46

all the big clubs in the world they just

45:48

suck at it no no and again that's i'm

45:52

not concerned with that yeah but what i

45:54

actually am concerned for is liverpool

45:55

because as we talked about earlier in

45:57

the show they are not one of these super

45:59

rich clubs right john henry is a stingy

46:02

prick

46:03

lebron james is just a prick but they're

46:05

two players away from sucking

46:07

yeah well no no they're they're they're

46:10

probably

46:11

i don't even think it's players i just

46:12

think it's time at this point because

46:14

and this is why

46:15

jota hitting was so big because it

46:18

wasn't that he broke the bank but he was

46:20

the bridge right they haven't missed a

46:23

[ __ ] beat granted city have city have

46:26

reached another level i would argue and

46:27

maybe liverpool stumbled maybe this much

46:29

of a half step but

46:31

but jota kept them on the same plane and

46:34

that's what the hope diaz coming in is

46:36

going to do too diaz is monet part two

46:39

right so

46:40

um so he could be or he might not be you

46:43

don't know it is weird there is a lot of

46:45

stuff but i trust klopp although they

46:47

haven't really brought any players i

46:49

don't trust klopp to stay there very

46:51

well no no no no but it might be gerrard

46:53

if gerard has success he will be in line

46:56

for that liverpool job like yes yes but

46:58

what the point i'm making is that united

47:01

chelsea and and and

47:03

city have an advantage they hit from

47:06

farther away t's and they bomb it

47:08

further past you how about that one

47:11

one thing that i have noticed is during

47:13

this period there was a

47:14

thought piece uh uh

47:17

soccer media thing going on of how the

47:20

leagues are in trouble how do we fix

47:23

this uh there was

47:25

germany is this and and the money is

47:27

changing everything and blah blah blah

47:28

you literally could use that article

47:31

these morons

47:32

who went crazy over the super league

47:34

they literally wrote the article for why

47:36

you need the super league yep

47:38

because the same five teams keep winning

47:40

everywhere everywhere if you keep saying

47:42

it out loud if you don't think that the

47:44

big [ __ ] 12 15 teams don't use that

47:47

article and they're gonna go hey we saw

47:49

this article and we kind of know you

47:51

know what it means we got to go yeah

47:53

right so um i do i do

47:57

accept responsibility of city being one

48:00

of the reasons for it but i also

48:03

accept that pep is exceptional like wait

48:06

a minute i think

48:08

why the [ __ ] is everybody in germany

48:11

glad handing everything to [ __ ] buyer

48:14

munich i have no idea about it so so so

48:16

let's start there

48:18

savvy journalists why don't we start

48:21

talking about how the entire

48:23

german ecosystem is built to prop up one

48:26

club that they all hey look at you so

48:29

that they can it's like the sec when

48:31

bama wins they all just pound the table

48:33

as you see

48:35

right they're basically [ __ ]

48:36

degenerates you're talking about germany

48:39

has become the kentucky and the arkansas

48:42

of the united states of europe okay i

48:45

don't understand that piece now i did

48:47

get into this argument with someone

48:49

who's a bundesliga there's those

48:50

bundesliga apologists that are always

48:52

trying to make bundesliga a thing i'm

48:54

like

48:54

it was on espn and they do not care they

48:57

put that [ __ ] on fox they put the

48:59

classic around fox nobody watches it

49:01

there are not international bundesliga

49:04

fans they literally don't argue against

49:07

that

49:08

because in 10 10 years ago the dortmund

49:10

vs munich champions league final that

49:12

was unbelievable that was drawing

49:15

viewers they had an opportunity

49:18

and they said

49:19

no we're just going to make sure this

49:20

one team is always really really [ __ ]

49:22

good and they can compete with anybody

49:23

in europe okay but what you got out of

49:25

that was nobody gives a [ __ ] about the

49:27

rest of your league and you know what's

49:28

funny

49:29

you don't speak english so that's a big

49:31

strike one for what i was about to say

49:33

but you have so many of the up and

49:36

coming u.s men's national team stars i

49:38

should use stars a little more

49:40

judiciously i suppose but

49:43

i mean holy [ __ ] guys they're so insular

49:46

they just can't seem to see outside of

49:47

germany you had a literal pipeline

49:50

starting in hershey pennsylvania and you

49:53

grew it significantly and not everybody

49:56

was a big hit but josh sargent is in the

49:57

premier league now

49:59

and he's scoring goals he's scored and

50:01

nobody even pretends to care that he was

50:03

ever in germany right there's a

50:06

communications problem here and it's not

50:08

just like you said oh there's only two

50:10

articles and a couple of highlights

50:12

it's everywhere germany

50:15

what else are you guys doing are you

50:17

coming up with something very very

50:18

insular about their league they have

50:20

that protectionist thing they they think

50:22

about it in terms of things they do have

50:24

things like people from england will go

50:27

to germany to watch games because it's

50:29

cheaper to fly and go to a game in

50:31

germany than watch a game in the premier

50:33

league yeah that's how cheap it is so

50:34

they do have some things that i think

50:36

are good uh i do like their pipeline i

50:38

do like all the coaching france is

50:40

putting more international players into

50:42

more countries at the last world cup

50:44

they had 48 players who were born in

50:46

france who are french nationals but

50:48

obviously representing in other

50:49

countries there but their league is a

50:51

little bit jacked up because of psg uh

50:54

spain is completely on the decline the

50:56

whole thing's falling apart where

50:57

barcelona found all this money to get

50:59

pierre alvarez aubameyang and adam adama

51:02

tour ira by the way we're gonna see some

51:04

really fast running and some really bad

51:06

finishing yeah i can't wait for i can't

51:10

wait for javi to try and do

51:11

possession-based stuff with triore and

51:14

[ __ ] obamayang when they don't drop

51:16

back and they don't do anything it's

51:17

gonna be great because those dudes don't

51:19

press they don't do [ __ ] it's gonna suck

51:21

and when bayern munich goes if he would

51:23

like to buy frankie dijon from you we

51:26

pay you 50 million pounds

51:28

and he's like what how did brian munich

51:30

and frankie's young because he's really

51:32

good and you guys used him badly or

51:34

he'll be in city and just replace

51:36

actually we have him already we have a

51:37

better version we have rodri who's

51:39

better than frankie deal although

51:42

he was really good in that iac season we

51:44

have a rodri

51:45

yeah we have a roddy now i'm excited i

51:47

thought about that

51:48

today defensive midfielder named rodri

51:51

he's not the same

51:52

[Laughter]

51:54

he's super tall but i think we have to

51:56

wrap it up can we have games games games

51:58

on saturday though we do

52:00

yes fa cup

52:02

oh it's only tuesday though we'll talk

52:04

about that on thursday

52:05

we have

52:07

burnley playing watford the third time

52:09

they've tried to play this game

52:12

which

52:13

okay but again oh it's saturday fine

52:16

okay so we have a little bit of time but

52:18

that's a relegation six pointer like you

52:20

read about okay that was a huge game you

52:23

have to tell me quick who won the window

52:26

oh villa not close uh it's for me it's

52:28

newcastle who lost a window

52:31

uh arsenal

52:33

i agree on that all right i'm going to

52:35

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