Episode #111 – Mike Tries MLS! Champions League Review, Previewing Premier League Matchweek 9

In Episode #111, Mike and Laurent discuss why they think MLS is mired in mediocrity while the Premier League spreads like wildfire in the US. Champions League Group Stage continues, and we also preview matchweek 9 in the Premier League:

  • Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo save Man United after they go behind 2-0 to Atalanta
  • Chelsea cruise but lose Lukaku and Werner to injury
  • Liverpool win a drama-fueled match in Madrid
  • Looking ahead to Man United-Liverpool at Old Trafford
  • Dispatch from the UEFA Conference League: Spurs lose and Roma get smoked!
  • Newcastle and Steve Bruce finally part ways

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Transcript

00:00

hello and welcome to the squeaky bum

00:03

time podcast with mike and laurent it is

00:06

friday october 22nd in this episode

00:10

united save all a again we all wanted

00:13

him to lose so he would go away you will

00:15

do our use our champions league roundup

00:17

liverpool were lucky chelsea and city

00:19

first class but first mike

00:22

you went to live

00:23

soccer in america

00:26

in person

00:27

tell us all about the orlando pride

00:31

uh yeah um so is my third mls game ever

00:35

that's the i don't know who doesn't

00:36

matter i think it's just orlando city fc

00:38

but uh sc down here i've been here four

00:41

years uh i've never gone i've actively

00:43

avoided it uh i think mls is terrible

00:46

i've been to a few games before

00:47

um

00:48

and i went with a few friends i had a

00:50

great time uh it's it's a fun

00:54

time out right but you know and you have

00:56

a good time you have a couple of beers

00:57

and it's fine um the quality of play is

01:01

never mistaking what it actually is

01:04

right uh they're missing ten foot passes

01:07

everything's three to four steps slower

01:08

than you would you know normally watch

01:10

in any other european league

01:12

um

01:13

the quality is just it's just it's

01:15

lacking right and you know that going in

01:18

so you you have that as an appreciation

01:20

and i found myself sitting there kind of

01:22

going like well

01:25

why right like why did they

01:29

effectively

01:30

push away the fifa calendar why are they

01:33

going against the green calendar the

01:34

calendar right like that's kind of the

01:36

main thing i kept thinking because i

01:37

feel like that's the the biggest pain

01:39

point for them in

01:41

having

01:42

european quality talent right i think

01:45

that there's a number of problems

01:46

obviously but

01:48

the

01:49

consistency or the inconsistency with

01:50

the calendar

01:52

um is a decision that they made what 30

01:54

years ago uh and why did they do that i

01:56

have a couple of theories one

01:58

is they looked at it and they said we're

02:00

going to try and capture

02:02

the latin market

02:04

latino market and in doing so they're

02:05

gonna be on song with the mexican league

02:07

they're going to be on song with the

02:08

south american mexican league is split

02:11

they're not even on well at the time the

02:13

mexican league was that way yeah right

02:14

right and that's what i mean so they

02:16

were like okay we're going to align with

02:17

effectively our neighbors

02:19

and continue to lean into that latin

02:21

market as opposed to

02:24

the european market now they couldn't

02:26

have foreseen that you know it would

02:28

have become huge it's ironic that

02:31

soccer football is in america has become

02:33

so big

02:34

despite what the mls does right like

02:37

it's not everything so i think i think

02:39

the thing that's interesting is mls has

02:42

lots of problems it is to be fair from a

02:45

business perspective doing really well

02:48

on some sort of ponzi scheme

02:51

thank you yeah

02:52

they do not make money on television

02:55

barely they don't dent ratings

02:58

locally some teams do okay lafc

03:01

um orlando is one of them orlando does

03:03

well locally but

03:05

they had a derby in new york and it was

03:07

empty right that's

03:09

bad right that should not happen um so

03:12

there's that there are local markets

03:13

that do seattle portland that's a really

03:15

working market uh you can see toronto

03:18

when it's good does well uh but dallas

03:21

is a catastrophe

03:23

that just doesn't work

03:25

there they are selling players all the

03:27

time um the galaxy are really dependent

03:30

on stars

03:31

i think

03:32

there are two big errors that i see

03:35

errors just issues that i see one is

03:38

it's run by nfl people who run it like

03:41

the nfl where they really do want stars

03:45

and they think that there is a

03:46

quarterback version of this game

03:49

where you can pit player against player

03:51

and aside from messi and ronaldo that's

03:53

not the history of the game it's really

03:56

there are maestros they are there are

03:58

players that transcend it but mostly

04:00

it's about your team being good

04:02

uh and we and our structure is not

04:05

designed to make teams right we don't

04:07

like to spread the wealth evenly we want

04:09

superstars that run the game like if it

04:11

was i'm sure if it was up to the mls

04:13

they changed the rules so that there's

04:15

one player on the team who cannot be

04:17

touched right like they would do

04:18

something

04:20

right

04:20

flag on the play right exactly and and i

04:23

and i i do think about the quality i do

04:26

think about pro rel i do think the

04:30

calendar thing is

04:32

it depends what we want to lean on like

04:35

what does the mls

04:37

want to be strategically right like in

04:41

the world soccer thing i think that's

04:42

the piece that's missing i think

04:44

business-wise they're doing well they

04:46

get the stadium experience they get that

04:48

there's local people but where do they

04:50

want to fit in in world football do they

04:53

want to be

04:54

part of latino do they want to be a con

04:56

me ball kind of that style or do they

04:59

want to be european and i think the fact

05:01

that it's both is the problem yeah it

05:05

has certainly has an identity crisis and

05:06

i think you know we were talking about

05:08

it before we started recording and um

05:10

i think the weather is way too much of a

05:12

factor for them and they're they're

05:13

avoiding intentionally and again these

05:15

are decisions that were made through 25

05:17

30 teams play in [ __ ] sweden shut the

05:19

[ __ ] up right in december and january

05:22

and and that's

05:23

that's where i'm like okay

05:25

they were going for

05:27

a lot of the summer months right where

05:29

you're not competing with the nfl nba

05:31

you're only competing but it makes for

05:32

bad soccer because you're playing when

05:33

it's 4 000 degrees exactly especially in

05:36

orlando down here right and and yeah so

05:39

you're already at a loss

05:41

for the quality and you are you're

05:44

you're putting more obstacles in the way

05:46

not removing them um but but again when

05:48

you're making these decisions in the mid

05:51

early 90s right whatever it was mid 90s

05:54

i think

05:55

there's a restart it's really garber

05:58

getting the league down to 10 and then

05:59

restarting so you really mls is sucky in

06:03

the 90s it's some other league and then

06:05

there's a rebirth like in:

06:07

something okay sure but so let's call it

06:09

o2

06:10

why don't you then

06:12

upset the apple card and go okay we're

06:14

going to go on the european schedule now

06:16

because

06:17

you're trying to keep it sustainable

06:19

right you're not worried about what it

06:21

can be what it might be and again

06:23

there's something

06:24

sustainable by virtue of a franchise

06:26

model the league isn't going anywhere i

06:28

understand

06:29

yeah no no what i'm saying is growing it

06:31

into

06:32

what would effectively be if you're if

06:35

you're weaponizing all the quality of

06:37

the

06:38

theoretically of the united states and

06:39

all that money that you're waiting to to

06:41

kind of rake in

06:43

you're not worried about the ceiling

06:45

you're worried about being legitimate

06:46

essentially and

06:48

um

06:50

where

06:51

where a lot of the other leagues come in

06:52

again in o2 there was no renaissance

06:55

there was no espn or nbc i mean espn was

06:59

very very brilliant

07:01

but there is a there is now

07:03

more place and more value in live sports

07:06

than ever

07:06

i think the other issue is

07:09

that i think was probably unforeseen

07:13

is

07:14

2013

07:16

nbc

07:17

rebecca lowe broadcasting yeah every

07:20

game into the us and basically going

07:24

this is what real football looks like

07:26

not two games a week not just arsenal

07:28

not just men united once a week with

07:31

mecca and ian dark where you kind of was

07:33

on but a full-on onslaught we are going

07:37

to take

07:38

the most established popular league i

07:41

don't know if it's the best quality

07:42

that's that's to be debated

07:44

it is

07:46

a built-in

07:48

english speaking historically known

07:50

league that just basically saturated the

07:53

entire us market and while the ratings

07:57

are not great just

07:59

be clear about that like an mls game on

08:01

a sunday night does okay and to this day

08:04

and it's

08:06

very

08:07

racist i don't have a better way to put

08:09

it or whatever that mexican league games

08:11

in the us are the most watched games in

08:13

the u.s period full stop don't tell me

08:16

that mls is bigger the fact is club

08:18

america on a saturday night on

08:21

television in the us spanish language or

08:23

otherwise is the biggest game on

08:25

television sure it's bigger than men

08:27

united liverpool it just is right so

08:29

that's an important piece and so right

08:32

now garber is now trying to like

08:34

be in both places you have everyone

08:36

being rebranded fc

08:38

and getting european money and trying to

08:40

sell to europe

08:41

culture while culturally trying to be

08:43

connected to south america and and the

08:46

other thing is how do you

08:49

the question is is does do off does all

08:52

football float all boats

08:55

right does the premier league float

08:57

football in this country

09:00

no that's a question i don't know and i

09:02

think i don't think so to your point

09:04

what it it could

09:06

it could

09:08

if the mls

09:10

really was a path to the premier league

09:13

exactly

09:14

right

09:15

then you would you would say if we could

09:18

have like the relationship as like the

09:19

championship like this team is coming up

09:21

you see nikola pepe goes from dallas

09:25

to

09:26

a championship club like bournemouth

09:28

into

09:30

aston villa

09:31

then you have a path of just like oh my

09:33

guy went from here to there right yeah

09:36

but that's not really happening our

09:38

players are going to germany that's not

09:39

is that lifting germany

09:42

i think it's they we talked about it a

09:44

while ago it's it's creating and

09:46

it's finding and monetizing an

09:48

inefficiency you know who it's lifting

09:50

is rb leipzig you know germany yeah

09:53

that's what i mean right in terms of

09:54

quality but then they have their other

09:56

problem like they can't really get

09:57

traction either the thing is with

09:58

germany it's not just american players

10:00

young english players are going to

10:01

germany too they just are the place to

10:04

grow because the germans like i'm not

10:06

paying for this because we have a cap we

10:08

don't have sheiks

10:10

we don't do it this way there's only one

10:11

rich team and it's bayern and they just

10:13

buy the the cream off the top right and

10:16

i will say yeah i got to see

10:18

um spurs rumored legend alexander pato

10:23

the man who was linked to oh that guy

10:25

every now oh that guy every window for

10:27

about a decade holy [ __ ] he still made a

10:30

glass and it was funny like he like he

10:32

would make a run and then he would just

10:34

stop and be like you guys stink like

10:36

[Laughter]

10:38

it was awesome he was actually coming up

10:39

he was famous because he had like one

10:42

incredible season

10:45

he had actually had three the three

10:46

seasons at ac milan and then just died

10:49

yes right he just went everywhere he had

10:51

one half of a loan at chelsea and now

10:54

he's like kind of hanging out at orlando

10:57

but he's been gone forever the funny

10:59

thing is about some of these guys is

11:01

he's still just 32 but his legend has

11:05

left him yeah

11:07

and uh i think we should probably

11:08

transition to another legend uh and that

11:11

is ollie gunner sochar who's a [ __ ]

11:13

legend at manchester united but in our

11:17

champions league roundup we can go

11:18

through all the games but there's really

11:19

only one story and it's

11:23

united getting saved again

11:26

ola getting saved again

11:29

i just don't know what to do with this

11:30

team this is what they do

11:32

uh they

11:33

go down two goals at home

11:36

it's fred and mctominay it's the same

11:39

crew they run it all back

11:41

uh lindelof gets done for a goal

11:44

doesn't close someone down maguire gets

11:46

done for a goal and a set piece again

11:49

uh he doesn't seem to move refrigerator

11:51

uh mcguire and united are down at the

11:53

half and as texted the i texted you and

11:56

chartered just like please [ __ ]

11:57

christ let this happen again

12:01

but to allah's credit and the one thing

12:04

that he does have

12:06

with this team

12:08

aside from tactics and patterns which we

12:09

know he doesn't is there is a connection

12:12

to the crowd to the passion to the to

12:15

the energy and passion of united right

12:18

that's the one thing that i give all a

12:20

credit for he

12:22

somehow as a legend is connected

12:25

at a visceral

12:27

people level right like yeah the crowd

12:30

at united once they got their goal from

12:32

rashford it was an amazing goal

12:34

rashford made a run that i don't know

12:36

how he saw it to make the run and that's

12:39

his best trait and fernandez made a pass

12:42

that

12:43

is one of these like these two guys are

12:45

[ __ ] incredible and i think rashford

12:47

does make it different for them he's

12:48

been out and he scores it takes takes it

12:50

really well

12:51

and then old trafford just turns to

12:54

[ __ ] an attack war zone

12:56

to levels of anfield it just did and

12:59

that's amazing about united they have

13:02

i'm jealous

13:04

city does not have that that's what

13:05

people when people say empty head that's

13:07

what they mean yeah city does not turn

13:10

into

13:11

a

13:12

pack of [ __ ] joyous attack wolves

13:15

that are ready for blood and want to see

13:18

their team just kill anything that moves

13:20

it just doesn't have that let's go back

13:22

to

13:23

let's go back to rashford for a second

13:24

because like you said he was he's great

13:26

and as you said he was he was out for a

13:28

while and united were sorely missing him

13:30

despite the fact that they have sancho

13:31

and they have bruno and they have

13:32

ronaldo and all these stars he's right

13:34

he's different from them though but he's

13:36

the well

13:37

and and from a tactical perspective and

13:39

i'll let you get into that in a second

13:40

but

13:41

he transfers that olay

13:44

that that old spirit of united is

13:49

he is one of their own is exactly what i

13:51

was about to say so yeah that matters

13:53

that [ __ ] matters and that's one of

13:54

the

13:55

dna through lines of ferguson is

13:58

we want our kids in the team class of 92

14:02

all that stuff it matters he's i think

14:04

united had and i'm not even exaggerating

14:06

had something like 30 seasons in a row

14:08

where a kid from the academy made their

14:10

debut like it's been part of something

14:13

that they do and that goes back to busby

14:15

that goes back to 50s that goes back to

14:17

the munich air disaster that goes all

14:19

the way back so that's part of

14:21

the whole thing right um and as much as

14:24

you love seeing ronaldo when it's when

14:26

it is one of your own and i know this as

14:28

well as anybody it hits different right

14:30

and it's

14:31

it creates this that's my [ __ ] guy

14:34

and you just instead of ronaldo doing

14:36

something good where you're like oh my

14:37

god he's so incredible it's like that

14:39

that could have been me out there i love

14:40

it even more it goes even more because

14:43

it become it goes into the local part

14:46

like not only is rashford a united kid

14:48

he's from manchester yes he's from the

14:51

ghetto it would be as though

14:53

it would be as though

14:56

derek jeter had been from the bronx

14:59

right but

15:00

when you're down to nothing boom

15:02

explosion right when you're down two

15:03

nothing at halftime bruno fernandez is

15:05

annoyed right jason is annoyed

15:08

but rashford is disgusted rashford is

15:11

saying this the things in the locker

15:13

room that they're saying in the terraces

15:14

right he's the same person yes and

15:17

that's the important thing is that he's

15:18

the guy who's getting there in players

15:21

faces and saying get your [ __ ] together

15:23

we're gonna go with this oh there was a

15:24

controversy after the game

15:27

ole

15:28

basically called him out to the mat of

15:29

just like now you can start focusing on

15:31

football as a as as though rashford was

15:34

like not

15:36

like feeding kids

15:38

was yeah was i'm like ollie you're an

15:40

idiot you picked the wrong dude like

15:42

yeah

15:42

i was like yeah you know what maybe

15:44

feeding kids is more important than

15:46

playing football i'm just so we'll talk

15:48

about united a lot more in the second

15:49

half of the show uh before their

15:51

upcoming game against liverpool let's

15:52

keep it moving to chelsea who

15:54

roll right through with i think there's

15:56

a four nothing win but that's really not

15:58

the headline right um they're going to

16:00

lose teemo werner which you could argue

16:02

is addition by subtraction but lukaku

16:05

went down as well

16:06

is there the latest on lukaku have you

16:08

heard anything i haven't heard anything

16:09

it was a knock the guy just went through

16:11

him and malmo were [ __ ] awful they

16:13

had two shots none on target you know

16:15

this was a complete master class like

16:18

these are where the champions league

16:19

you're just like no

16:21

they're oh and three

16:22

haven't scored a goal and given up 11.

16:24

like this is

16:26

also i want to say malmo also the club

16:30

that um

16:31

only gunner still shower was the coach

16:32

for before he came to united so that's

16:34

the level we're talking about so uh

16:36

through line there but yeah i think the

16:38

big thing for you for for chelsea is

16:40

they're both out a month at least

16:42

yeah pretty bad ones muscular ones a

16:44

real knock like somebody went through

16:46

lukaku uh lukaku is really good about

16:49

coming back the irony of it was was that

16:51

tukul was saying this week oh he's

16:53

mentally tired oh he's fatigued and then

16:56

he played him against malmo what the

16:57

[ __ ] are you doing like one out of one

16:59

mouth into the other

17:01

if there is a team that can handle it

17:03

it's it's it's chelsea like it might

17:05

mean

17:06

now that

17:08

um

17:09

havarts has to play the nine it might

17:11

mean that

17:12

you know mount will play all the time so

17:15

they have the players it might shift how

17:17

they play they may end up actually being

17:18

more creative

17:20

and have to play more like city do with

17:22

the rotating pieces everywhere versus

17:25

this number nine that kind of doesn't

17:26

press so they actually might be better

17:28

uh one of the things just one thing to

17:30

go back on you mentioned about united

17:33

the difference that rashford makes

17:35

is he's the only one of their frontline

17:37

guys that just runs

17:39

they all want to come to the ball sancho

17:41

wants to be on the ball ronaldo wants to

17:43

be on the ball he goes fernandez wants

17:44

to be on the ball he's the only one he

17:46

kind of plays for an analogy plays more

17:48

like vardy right he just goes and if you

17:51

see the balls the way that fernandez

17:54

does it makes a difference because

17:55

everything just starts to open up so

17:56

that's just the difference in terms of

17:58

play

17:59

but yeah i mean this was easy for them

18:01

they had no problem chelsea move on and

18:04

shouldn't have a problem with anything

18:07

they have the depth to handle it and

18:09

then they they have a really

18:11

like chelsea are lucky they have a get

18:13

healthy stretch like they're gonna

18:15

they're gonna prepare for the narrative

18:17

to be that chelsea are gonna win the

18:19

league here are their next four fixtures

18:21

norwich southampton

18:24

newcastle malmo again burnley yeah they

18:27

don't play anyone

18:29

then they play

18:31

leicester and united but that's gonna be

18:33

15 points for 15. easily for sure unless

18:36

something goes wrong

18:37

well sure which could happen but like

18:39

you walk into those going and we'll talk

18:41

about it in the best bet segment heavily

18:42

heavily 500 plus favorites right yeah

18:45

yeah so so so luca so so even

18:49

chelsea have a little wobble they lose

18:51

some of their guys

18:52

but

18:53

they have about as easy as schedule as

18:55

they can have they're also i wanna yeah

18:57

the the forgotten man the for the

18:59

actually forgotten man it's christian

19:00

pool is sick who is hurt again but the

19:02

forgotten man for me is uh hakum ziak

19:04

who i think is he's coming back from a

19:06

knock i don't know exactly but he seems

19:08

like he's also this is this is what i

19:10

brought up when they when when lampard

19:12

was there i was like

19:13

this team is tiny

19:15

oh yeah you know absolutely the front

19:17

line guys they have guys with steel but

19:20

that group of

19:21

mount ziac

19:23

havertz

19:24

last season i just always thought that

19:26

they were and werner i thought that they

19:28

were always too small and that's kind of

19:31

you could push them off the ball and

19:32

then giorgino sorry i forgot about him

19:33

and then kante is plays like a giant but

19:36

he's

19:37

five yeah he's 130 pounds soaking wet

19:39

and so you can muscle them

19:42

yeah no you absolutely can but i think

19:43

that they'll like we said

19:45

they're

19:46

getting hurt at the right time i suppose

19:48

right if there ever was a time to have

19:51

you're also going to have another

19:52

international break in there in a few

19:53

weeks now in three weeks i think um so

19:57

realistically when you hear when you

19:58

hear

19:59

like lukaku is gonna miss a month you're

20:00

like [ __ ]

20:02

that's gonna be five or six games um but

20:04

it's it's realistically it's gonna

20:06

effectively become

20:07

uh probably two to three and when like

20:10

we said when we look at the schedule

20:12

it's really not many at all so um let's

20:15

get into liverpool one of the games

20:18

getting a water

20:20

one of the uh games of the early part of

20:22

the games of the season um and it's

20:24

you know um liverpool back and forth

20:27

back and forth griezmann with uh the

20:29

the shout out

20:31

the gordy howard hat trick i was going

20:33

to say the lamella eric women was

20:34

special um two goals in a red card uh

20:38

to bring to bring atletico level yeah

20:40

the place goes bonkers because it's away

20:44

at madrid

20:45

uh

20:46

again this was van dyke's probably worst

20:50

defensive showing yeah since he's been

20:52

back

20:53

uh and this was the best game griezmann

20:55

has played he's kind of slowly getting

20:57

back into the good graces of the real of

20:59

the of the athletic fans being like i

21:01

want to leave i want to go to barcelona

21:03

go to barcelona like you're a [ __ ]

21:05

athletic player and we have messi i want

21:07

to leave barsa i want to go back to

21:09

atlanta well speaking of ponzi schemes

21:11

right we talked about a few weeks ago

21:12

how barsa basically got had

21:15

in that deal so

21:17

uh with the end of the 140 sold them for

21:19

40. yeah yeah that's what it was um

21:22

but yeah i mean you know in liverpool

21:25

once they went a man up even though it

21:26

was only griezmann it wasn't like they

21:28

lost any shape and it was so the funny

21:30

thing about it was

21:32

when you watch it in real time it just

21:33

looked like a little regular high boot

21:35

but once you saw it in replay i was like

21:37

oh he [ __ ] yeah he's gotta go

21:40

he's gotta go although we did not talk

21:42

about this because arsenal had played

21:45

the foul by mccarthy on saka is one of

21:47

the worst non-red cards i've ever seen

21:49

in my entire life he literally

21:52

[ __ ]

21:53

kicked him just straight up like the way

21:55

you would be if you were a soccer player

21:57

yes that's correct

22:00

you would not you would be the john joe

22:02

shelvey of uh of granite jacka i think

22:05

yeah oh you feel shocked yeah yeah i

22:08

would go a little bit jakka

22:10

i'm calling you lee cattermole without

22:12

the pants pulled up would you stick your

22:13

shirt i like that your pants

22:15

no no i would let it flow oh yeah yeah

22:17

when i played hockey i did the gretsky

22:19

talk but that's not okay um okay i don't

22:22

like i don't like players who's tucks

22:23

their shirts in

22:25

i get no i don't either in football i

22:26

don't i find it i find that appalling

22:29

like i said it's like your mother

22:30

dressed you yeah it's like i see kieran

22:32

tierney i'm like well you pull the

22:33

[ __ ] shirt out

22:35

yeah and

22:36

rodri

22:38

you're running late for physics class

22:39

like shut the [ __ ] up you [ __ ] nerd

22:41

get out um pull your shirt out so a

22:43

bonus a bonus uh europe conversation is

22:47

going to be

22:49

mourinho's uh roma i almost said

22:51

mourinho spurs oh god help me uh

22:54

to be fair let's let's give liverpool a

22:56

little bit more sure salah scored again

22:58

i believe he's on 10 in a row uh in

23:01

games where he scored he's is he the

23:03

best player in europe right now is there

23:05

anybody

23:05

yeah no i mean like we said i think week

23:08

or so ago he's having an all-time season

23:10

so far um

23:12

and it's

23:14

you know

23:15

this team

23:16

reminds a lot of the:

23:19

because like you said they can't defend

23:21

i know a friend of the show bj was

23:22

asking us uh when liverpool stopped

23:25

scoring what's gonna happen they're not

23:27

they're not gonna stop scoring they're

23:28

not going to uh unless they all get hurt

23:30

which is a possibility just like

23:32

if the entire front line gets hurt

23:34

instead and his point there is the

23:36

african cup of nations where salah and

23:38

money do go uh for they're supposed to

23:40

go who scored the goal keita scored a

23:42

[ __ ] worldly and then got done in the

23:45

game so you saw a little bit of both of

23:46

kedah he's just too small and doesn't

23:48

defend well enough uh but

23:50

i do i do i would be worried for

23:52

liverpool in terms of scoring it's going

23:54

to take it's going to be

23:56

a pairing

23:58

that we haven't seen it'll be

24:00

firmino origi

24:02

giotta

24:05

as the grouping

24:06

and maybe

24:07

maybe there's a a a

24:09

a midfielder who can go up front i don't

24:11

know if harvey not jelly

24:14

james miller can play anywhere and do

24:16

anything what are you talking james

24:17

milner starting striker god what a

24:19

[ __ ] legend uh and and maybe they'll

24:22

just go defensive maybe they they'll

24:23

finally accept that um that trent

24:26

alexander arnold is not a fullback and

24:28

he can play on the way

24:29

well for me and uh i mean i'm waiting to

24:31

see if thiago makes that step forward

24:33

because he's never gonna make the step

24:34

forward and now he gets hurt all the

24:36

time wow that's why he thinks

24:39

it's it's they're they're gonna they're

24:41

gonna need to call on some depth uh but

24:43

i i still have more of the way that look

24:46

the way that they have robbo and trent

24:48

playing

24:49

they're not going to be wanting for

24:51

offense even when money and salah aren't

24:54

there they'll have a hard time scoring

24:56

but they'll have a harder time scoring

24:59

but the thing is like i said it reminds

25:01

a lot of the:

25:04

not your father's van dyke anymore and

25:06

he may get there

25:08

he you can tell he's still working back

25:10

from the injury though and this is not a

25:11

slight on the guy he had a very bad knee

25:14

injury and he's not a spring chicken so

25:16

that makes sense right um i think they

25:19

have to go i think the key thing for

25:21

them is i don't know how injured gomez

25:23

was but they need a

25:25

they need to spell him they need a more

25:27

athletic they need to do something

25:29

because i think this is the one issue

25:30

that i always have at liverpool and i've

25:32

been thinking about it for years is it's

25:34

still the same group like they might

25:36

show fight but it's still the same group

25:40

and uh it's still

25:41

the same mourinho

25:44

i'm so excited about this graphic for

25:45

those of you listening um

25:48

we've we've put some production value

25:49

into the show today and we've got the

25:51

marine the famous mourinho uh cupping

25:53

the ear uh with mourinho's roma loses

25:56

six to one

25:59

they went somewhere very far away that i

26:01

have to figure out where the hell i

26:02

don't even know where it is i'm looking

26:03

it up now the best part is that uh it

26:06

did not make spurs

26:08

bad loss

26:09

the worst loss of today oh they played

26:11

somewhere called

26:13

a two-named place like brighton and hull

26:15

of alvin yeah is this bodo gimlet

26:18

oh i don't even know but like b-o-d

26:21

hoiberg o

26:22

slash

26:24

it's like it's like somewhere from lord

26:26

of the rings yeah it's bilbo baggins

26:29

gimlet so okay when you look at let's

26:31

stop and move back first let's just put

26:32

it this way this team that they lost to

26:34

didn't have a logo in google search

26:36

no um they do on fat mob but

26:40

the point is that they're in the europa

26:41

conference league which we've talked

26:43

about very sparingly because it's

26:44

embarrassing uh there's two teams

26:47

realistically if you go through

26:49

there's like some that you recognize the

26:51

names of three ren

26:53

roma and tottenham that's it everybody

26:56

else is like maybe you've heard of them

26:58

from europa league that's it

27:00

uh

27:01

two of those three lost this this week

27:04

so it's uh it's anyone's game i suppose

27:07

but it's it's it's a heavily rotated um

27:11

heavily rotated

27:13

side for mourinho um and for spurs um

27:17

but they both go down in

27:19

pretty spectacular fashion specifically

27:21

roma um

27:24

we're starting what was the tweet you

27:25

saw it was year three gets earlier and

27:27

earlier every year

27:29

or every club he goes to i mean yeah it

27:31

took you year three came early yeah the

27:34

town is called

27:35

i just played it on wikipedia while you

27:37

were talking

27:40

and uh it is in

27:43

northern norway which is basically the

27:46

ass freezing [ __ ]

27:48

of coldville yeah basically this is

27:51

where santa is from

27:53

[Laughter]

27:56

right if they are just from the ass cold

27:59

[ __ ] of coldville is

28:03

the

28:04

average let's see let's see the

28:07

daily mean

28:08

in july is 56 degrees

28:12

wow

28:12

[Laughter]

28:14

in july it's so it's [ __ ] cold it's

28:17

[ __ ] [ __ ] cold no wonder you're

28:19

spouting off about his reserve team i

28:21

know he had to [ __ ] go there and

28:23

freeze his dick off and

28:24

that's amazing you know what the

28:26

municipality is located just north of

28:29

the arctic circle just so people wanted

28:31

to

28:32

you know what he [ __ ] deserves

28:34

nothing better [ __ ] that

28:36

his cold heart found a special place for

28:39

[ __ ] grit it's like great town of

28:41

grinch anyway spurs this is where roma

28:43

went to lose six

28:45

one this is fantastic did they go by

28:48

boat like what the [ __ ] were they doing

28:51

and that is far like from rome to there

28:54

is just like from like the center of

28:57

civilization in history to a town that

28:59

when rome was at its peak was basically

29:02

people [ __ ] bears so he went up there

29:05

to the bear [ __ ] town and got [ __ ]

29:08

by the bear [ __ ] yeah yeah so

29:14

jose mourinho yeah just just just

29:17

mourinho i think

29:19

sees that newcastle job

29:22

he sees that it's high profile he he did

29:25

get early chelsea if you remember he was

29:27

the first uh under abramovic but that

29:30

team had finished second the year before

29:32

so let's just be fair about uh that

29:35

chelsea team it was not the same it was

29:36

really good um and so he's gonna go to

29:40

newcastle this is my prediction because

29:42

he's famous uh hopefully and we'll see

29:45

what happens there uh i think he's

29:47

angling for it he literally said the

29:49

other day

29:50

i have a little bit of my soul with

29:52

newcastle because i was bobby robson's

29:55

translator oh my god

29:57

[ __ ]

29:58

um

30:00

there's already sort of a cup final

30:02

feeling with newcastle and spurs because

30:05

of a uh the fact that we were the first

30:07

game that after that b i [ __ ] hate

30:10

their fans we haven't explored graphics

30:12

next we do

30:13

there he is steve bruce is finally gone

30:16

i wish we had a gift that his head

30:18

rolled away oh man

30:20

the higher production value than we can

30:21

afford right now but uh steve bruce

30:23

finally gets the sack um i you didn't i

30:27

felt bad for him um because

30:30

i felt bad for him after i read his

30:31

quote which i have to hunt down yeah it

30:33

was he was called a cabbage head by the

30:35

fans um no he called himself a cabbage

30:38

head no no no he was like i've been

30:39

tired of getting called a cabbage head

30:41

essentially some something along those

30:43

lines but you know he you read that and

30:45

you're like

30:46

okay we do a lot of joking on the show

30:48

we're like that guy might kill himself

30:50

like that's a that's a that's a real

30:51

possibility here like somebody make sure

30:53

they keep an eye on him at all times so

30:55

i'm gonna read the quote it's really sad

30:57

and my quote on our board was this

30:59

sounds like a conversation i have with

31:01

my therapist about how my parents felt

31:02

about me when we get beat i get very low

31:06

and when you're managing in the premier

31:08

league you do get better at dealing with

31:10

it you have to let's see if i can't do

31:12

steve bruce i thought i could handle

31:13

everything thrown at me but it has been

31:15

very very very tough

31:17

to never really be wanted and to feel

31:20

that people wanted me to fail to read

31:22

people constantly saying i would fail

31:25

and that i was useless a fat waste of

31:28

space

31:29

a stupid tactic tactically inept cabbage

31:32

head or whatever and it was from day one

31:41

he's he's now he's now his watch has

31:43

ended now his watch

31:56

he's from the area that matters to

31:58

jordy's because it's

32:00

relative scale it's in the middle of

32:02

nowhere for england but it's really just

32:03

like it's the difference between

32:05

england's bear [ __ ] yeah yeah yeah

32:07

england's bear [ __ ] um

32:09

but the thing was was that he managed

32:11

sunderland and once he did that he's

32:13

immediately disqualified from anything

32:16

resembling newcastle this is like blood

32:18

feud beyond blood food what would be a

32:20

good example it's like a college

32:22

football rivalry that no one cares about

32:24

except them in the middle of nowhere

32:25

like boise vs idaho like something like

32:28

that right

32:29

what who cares you have a green field i

32:32

mean a blue field what's wrong with you

32:34

people but it's like that game and

32:35

you're just like why like the red river

32:37

rivalry something ridiculous but

32:40

sunderland new newcastle is blood feud

32:42

and sunderland disappeared they had

32:44

their own show which you know if you

32:46

want to watch sadness at a level of doom

32:49

it hits the sunderland until i die

32:51

documentary on netflix it's so sad that

32:54

it's as sad as steve bruce's comment

32:56

like it's like an embodiment of steve

32:58

bruce being said something's going on in

33:00

that area but anyway they hate him for

33:02

that and he was he should know that they

33:04

were never gonna love him

33:06

for that yeah right that's fair and and

33:08

and rafa was so good at pr

33:11

and would get in with the fans even

33:13

though the football was just as shitty

33:16

he spun it better yeah unlike steve

33:18

bruce he'd be like well

33:20

we were unlucky like no you can't

33:22

[ __ ] keep saying you're unlucky

33:24

like

33:25

change the lock yeah so uh but he's

33:29

loved by his players alan say maxum man

33:31

our favorite player of the year

33:33

um wrote a really lovely piece about how

33:36

great a guy he was of them hugging and

33:38

that that that gave me something like

33:40

the players love you i have respect for

33:42

you but steve bruce 20 years a thousand

33:44

games managed across all competitions

33:47

had some moments

33:49

but i think he's one of these things

33:51

where his generation of manager is dying

33:55

out

33:55

yeah a 442 english blood and thunder

33:59

drink

34:00

and don't take care of yourself

34:02

type of managers yeah look at him

34:05

like

34:07

style of play of sean dyke but i don't

34:09

even think but he didn't have like the

34:11

analytics side like those guys that play

34:13

the simeone style

34:15

they are now like yes we play simeone

34:18

style but we're completely aware of it i

34:21

think bruce was playing that way but

34:22

just wasn't even aware of

34:24

what it meant or how it worked

34:27

he was like this is how we play blah

34:28

blah blah because we're not good enough

34:30

whereas daish is like we're not good

34:32

enough this is how we play versus yeah

34:34

this is how we play because we're not

34:35

good enough versus we're not good enough

34:37

this is how we play i know that's like a

34:39

little difference but it's it's an

34:41

important one it's like he's not even

34:42

aware of how bad they are yeah they just

34:45

play that way

34:47

sean dyche doesn't have anybody the

34:49

caliber of alan st maximin not even

34:52

at all if he did

34:54

if he did he might let him be free but i

34:56

think he doesn't want him i think he

34:58

likes these guys that are all filled

35:00

with muscle and makes them all wear ties

35:02

because that's just

35:03

and that's the last time we're going to

35:04

talk about burley uh for the rest of the

35:07

year uh do we do we wanna until they

35:09

take points off one of our teams and we

35:11

curse and scream do they wanna do we

35:12

wanna talk about joe

35:14

yeah how's joe doing joe

35:16

joe of attitude of gratitude we don't

35:18

have our banners anymore we love joe

35:20

he's helped mike afford his wedding he's

35:23

helped me start saving money for

35:26

aveline's eventual therapy

35:28

so joe of attitude

35:30

gratitude consulting has been a wonder

35:33

he's more in the tactical sense he's

35:35

your he's a very

35:37

he's the pep guardiola of finding money

35:40

that you need very adept very intense

35:43

make sure that you take care of

35:44

everything you need make sure you're not

35:46

paying more make sure you're not double

35:48

dipping like hey your youtube

35:50

subscription and your sling tv

35:52

subscription has an overlap of 80

35:54

channels why don't you just get rid of

35:56

one of them

35:57

what a great idea so

35:59

he really asks you those questions to

36:01

help you find the money you need to save

36:03

money and move yourself forward so check

36:05

out joe

36:07

attitude of gratitude

36:08

consulting dot com and let him know that

36:12

the chop sports media group sent you to

36:15

him

36:16

in new jersey

36:18

where chops is

36:20

still

36:21

all right now back to the football um we

36:23

have a

36:24

we have a friday game we are excited we

36:26

do know we do we

36:28

this yeah we might dip in and out of the

36:30

best bet segment at this point because

36:31

yeah i think you're right i think

36:33

there's

36:34

it's weird uh

36:35

i'm almost telling you not to watch the

36:37

games on saturday because there's not a

36:40

whole heck of a lot of interest there um

36:43

but

36:44

friday sounds fun

36:46

and i disagree sunday watch all the

36:48

games they're [ __ ] awesome football's

36:49

awesome i'm an advocate

36:52

yeah that's fair all right but um yeah i

36:55

i think that um arsenal versus aston

36:58

villa

36:59

uh

37:00

tomorrow well friday 3 p.m get your

37:03

weekend started early now you know here

37:06

here's the thing right arsenal played on

37:09

monday

37:10

pulled it out of their ass late

37:13

now they don't have european games i

37:15

understand that that's fine

37:17

but to have to play on a monday and then

37:20

a friday is weird

37:22

that's two

37:23

out of the ordinary games that you would

37:26

not play at that time at a normal time

37:28

yeah so not so much that they can't do

37:30

it but that it's unusual

37:33

makes me feel

37:35

like arsenal

37:37

could be in trouble in this game

37:40

i think they could be in trouble because

37:41

ville is a better team than them um

37:44

yeah but they are at home and they're at

37:46

home you know arsenal at home is a

37:47

pretty good bet but they have not been

37:50

playing well and i think that frankly

37:54

you know crystal palace should have won

37:57

that game they were a goal they lost in

37:59

the final minute and my favorite player

38:02

outside of allen say maxima they are the

38:04

yin and yang one is a white blonde

38:06

haired guy and the other one is a black

38:08

french african who wears headbands

38:10

they're like mirrors of each other

38:11

they're the ying and yang of my favorite

38:13

players if they played together oh my

38:15

god gallagher at newcastle please i

38:18

can't even talk about it that just got

38:19

my [ __ ] arms hair standing up with

38:21

those two playing together it'd be crazy

38:23

anyway um but villa

38:26

are plus three favorite plus 300

38:29

underdogs that's ridiculous that's a

38:31

little silly

38:32

like nobody should be a plus 300

38:35

underdog against our arsenal just no

38:38

they're not good enough to get that much

38:40

respect

38:41

look villa's been waffling we were high

38:44

on villa i don't remember

38:46

they've had some top like they just

38:49

got their teeth kicked in against

38:52

wolves it was really bad yeah that was a

38:56

really bad loss and maybe that's where

38:57

the plus 300 is coming from i think the

39:00

biggest miss we had

39:02

about players and teams so far probably

39:04

was villa but as a relate

39:06

as it relates to it emmy bondia hasn't

39:09

been what we've expected to be

39:12

playing he has well he hasn't that's the

39:14

point is that he while he's done a lot

39:16

of that traveling that i complained

39:17

about all the spurs players doing but

39:19

yeah even early he wasn't taking games

39:21

by the scruff of the neck like you were

39:22

sort of waiting for him to do and we're

39:24

not saying against giant uh competition

39:28

here against

39:29

you know the wolves of the league right

39:31

that's a game and i'm not saying he

39:32

didn't play against again but like he

39:34

should be much more of a staple and if

39:36

he was early on he would have been

39:38

playing more

39:40

so yeah i think i think the big issue

39:42

for them was they were trying to

39:44

integrate bayley and he got hurt after

39:46

they won that game

39:47

when dia has been playing

39:50

more

39:51

uh but i don't think he's come

39:53

necessarily to affect them just yet

39:57

and the partnership between watkins and

40:00

um

40:02

between watkins

40:04

and ings is not really materialized but

40:06

the best player on villa is john mcginn

40:09

so please keep an eye on him he plays

40:12

sort of the box to box

40:14

midfielder uh with louise who's a holder

40:17

and i still really like villa it's just

40:19

i think they just need a little bit more

40:21

time it's hard to integrate

40:23

and change the way you play from

40:25

greelish who basically dominated the

40:27

ball non-stop yeah and slowed everything

40:29

down if you watch city you kind of can

40:31

go [ __ ] will you just move the ball

40:33

uh and buendia will get there but right

40:36

now mcginn's been keeping them afloat

40:38

uh they've been having defensive issues

40:40

it feels like tyrone ming's makes a

40:42

stupid mistake every game

40:44

uh and they they really shouldn't have

40:46

lost to

40:47

uh wolves bad goals a deflected goal off

40:51

the ass into on a free kick in the 95th

40:54

minute is what did them in

40:56

but uh you know

40:59

we shall see the prediction by who

41:01

scored is a two-two draw which uh that'd

41:04

be fun

41:05

um would be awesome yeah exactly one

41:07

thing that's important to note and i

41:08

don't know if that accounts for this but

41:10

according to dean smith bertrand troyer

41:13

and

41:14

um leon bailey will be in the squad will

41:16

they start that's a good question um but

41:19

will they will they

41:20

you know they will be in the squad so i

41:22

think that that's a boost that villa

41:23

desperately needs uh yeah just something

41:26

else something to break down and so um

41:28

i'm i mean i'm riding with you on villa

41:30

i know that's one of your best bets but

41:32

i'm doing it too and then

41:34

tierney and saka are both

41:36

unavailable and basically that's

41:38

arsenal's offense exactly

41:40

so i i'm i'm going in and again

41:44

you kind of have to play how the bounces

41:46

go right arsenal got a bounce last time

41:48

that they didn't deserve so that they

41:51

there's nothing

41:53

like they get their comeuppance like the

41:55

premier league

41:56

does not mess around except for

41:58

liverpool which i guess is undefeated

41:59

cosmically all the time but like if you

42:01

get one you're going to lose one

42:03

somewhere down the line pretty soon it

42:05

did 96 people's lives

42:08

jesus christ

42:10

so so that's going to be the good one i

42:12

think so it's just it's just kind of

42:13

payback right it's right they did

42:15

sacrifice a lot to the football they did

42:17

they did literally

42:20

horrible horrible

42:22

horrible even listen i'm a [ __ ] i'm a

42:25

scum come at me liverpool fans that's

42:27

true

42:27

um again i'm not really all that and

42:30

thrilled like thrilled with the saturday

42:32

slate uh aside from the late game which

42:34

is brighton man city which i'm gonna let

42:37

you have a moment that i mean that's but

42:38

the thing is so to most people that game

42:41

means nothing right that is a game that

42:44

that no one cares about except me right

42:47

that is a fun game last game of the

42:49

season after city had won the league

42:51

brighton did win this game 3-2 it was a

42:53

barn burner i am less

42:57

sorry

42:58

i am

42:59

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43:00

less enthralled with brighton without

43:03

basuma who is apparently out on bail and

43:06

training oh my god

43:09

uh because i'm really following this i'm

43:11

like reading the [ __ ] brighton argos

43:13

the local newspaper to try and find out

43:16

when like

43:18

so because i'm i feel bad like i really

43:20

had a lot invested in him and he

43:22

apparently

43:23

committed assault in a

43:29

you know i hope it didn't happen he was

43:30

arrested they're still investigating i

43:33

don't know how that works like don't you

43:35

just know

43:36

uh but i do i do i'm giving him the

43:38

benefit of the doubt and i am going on

43:40

the uh being black in england uh defense

43:44

like they just kinda arrested us just

43:45

because

43:46

just cause he's like i'm french this is

43:49

how we do things so i don't know what's

43:51

gonna happen with basuma but without

43:53

basuma

43:54

that team is not going to be able to do

43:56

what i thought it could do nah and so

43:59

but they're still playing well they're

44:00

still in the top four still

44:03

so it is a top four clash

44:05

it quite literally is that's fair

44:08

cannot take that away from you and i'm

44:10

afraid uh you know they have players

44:12

they get into position this is a perfect

44:15

example between united and brighton

44:17

brighton are not as talented as united

44:20

not even one player would get into the

44:22

united starting 11 not one

44:25

not even on their bench

44:27

but they have a coach they have a way to

44:29

play they know what they're gonna do

44:31

outside of the top four they are the

44:33

number one passing team in terms of

44:35

total passes they have a way to play and

44:38

if you [ __ ] up

44:41

they will beat you

44:42

trossard will put a weird goal on you

44:44

and you'll be like how the [ __ ] are we

44:46

losing to brighton then secretly they

44:48

actually have a good defense

44:50

it's not all offense uh they they sold

44:53

ben white who actually is a liability on

44:55

defense don't tell anybody and replaced

44:57

him who with a defender who they had had

44:59

on loan and we're just like oh we set

45:01

you on loan because we wanted to show

45:02

off ben white and now they bring um duff

45:05

and dunkey duffett dunk and duffy are

45:07

back together again and kick an ass the

45:10

way they always were so

45:13

we'll see what happens if lampd can come

45:15

back i think

45:17

then i'll be back in love with uh with

45:19

brighton but i am worried for my friend

45:20

basuma because he was

45:23

like

45:24

he was the guy that spurred me he either

45:26

united cry for he's the guy that if

45:29

fernandinho goes city should grab him

45:32

he's the guy who's like that next

45:35

big

45:35

strong

45:36

french defensive midfielder who's

45:39

cultured on the ball and just needs to

45:41

add goals and instead he added prison

45:44

and so that's

45:47

bad yeah i love him

45:51

uh i'm gonna go right into my bets

45:54

because um i just think it's time we're

45:56

just gonna blast through them

45:58

so

46:00

the first bet is a little bit of a

46:01

tricky one uh actually let's go with the

46:03

villa villa plus 300 is a slam dunk i

46:06

think that dean smith is a good coach he

46:09

will push this team forward they'll get

46:11

that win in arsenal i mean i could do

46:14

draw no bet maybe down the road but i i

46:17

like villa plus 300 to win outright away

46:19

from home especially without saka and

46:22

tierney then i took a love bet i took

46:25

brighton plus one

46:27

at plus 130 so that means that brighton

46:29

has a one goal lead going into the game

46:31

automatically city have to win by more

46:33

than one

46:35

scary then for the united game

46:38

i am giving a hat tip and a

46:41

acknowledgement that they do fight to

46:43

the end and they do have cristiano so i

46:45

have united to score last at plus 110

46:48

win or lose i love the prop i love that

46:51

yeah and then the other one is

46:54

liverpool to be drawn at halftime and

46:57

then win in the end at plus 500. so i'm

47:01

a big fan of that i like to do those

47:03

every so often it's and the important

47:05

thing about that is

47:07

draw at half time is arguably the most

47:10

likely outcome just because and and in a

47:13

in a

47:14

liverpool man united game maybe not

47:16

necessarily but well historically it has

47:18

been but the way these two teams are

47:19

playing now is a little different yeah

47:21

yeah i just um

47:24

i enjoy

47:25

like watching

47:27

a zero zero like that's it's almost so

47:30

predictable you're like all right these

47:32

teams are going to turn on the second

47:33

half they're going to come out they're

47:34

going to be sluggish they're going to be

47:36

you know kind of discombobulated and you

47:38

can get that value and it's effectively

47:40

like a mini parlay right um it's a mini

47:43

it is a mini parlay yes right so you've

47:45

got draw and then liverpool to win plus

47:47

500 throw some shackles on that i like

47:49

that a lot yeah now the only the only

47:51

thing i'm concerned about with this draw

47:53

liverpool win is how bad united are in

47:56

the first half of games right which is

47:58

why i took the united to score last bit

48:00

so it's almost a hedge within it

48:02

yeah

48:03

because you know they'll they'll they

48:05

may come out get the doors blown off

48:08

them in the first five minutes 10

48:09

minutes and then have to fight their way

48:11

back at the end of the game to get the

48:13

draw so

48:15

i'm not sure if how that will work but i

48:17

did like the it was juicy at draw

48:20

draw win plus 500 is just that's a big

48:22

number oh absolutely

48:24

and then what else did you have that is

48:26

that all the the brighton plus one plus

48:28

130 so right so right now getting a goal

48:30

to start the united last score and then

48:33

yes that's right that's right and so for

48:35

me i like i said i've been talking [ __ ]

48:37

about saturday uh and the slate but

48:38

sunday's great um you've got west ham

48:40

and spurs and bradford lester

48:43

simultaneously we almost had a brentford

48:45

free pod

48:47

almost almost um i'm

48:50

going to go

48:52

i'm going to parlay the over on both

48:54

games west ham spurs and brentford

48:57

lester both why would you why do you why

48:59

do you like west ham spurs as an over

49:02

because spurs are going to give up a

49:04

goal

49:05

and they're going to win 2-1

49:07

fair enough

49:08

and spurs

49:10

well yeah that and spurs can't defend

49:12

and west ham just played on thursday

49:15

yeah

49:16

i think

49:17

undefeated in europe the moyes boys well

49:19

they're gonna be defeated on sunday at

49:20

home um i think that spurs win that game

49:23

but more importantly i think the over

49:24

caches and i think that brentford

49:26

leicester city is going to be a bit of a

49:27

barn burner in fact i might watch that

49:29

instead of west ham todd i'm excited

49:32

about that at home at home brentford at

49:34

home really good i do have one thing

49:36

that just popped into my head and oh i

49:38

know what it was

49:39

if you do watch west ham spurs

49:43

just watched declan rice we are seeing

49:46

the emergence of a great

49:50

english midfielder he is

49:53

a guy when you watch west ham and it's

49:55

not your team you go [ __ ] that dude's

49:57

good

49:59

he's everywhere he has a weird kind of

50:02

he looks like he's gonna splatter into

50:04

people he's giant he kind of moves funny

50:06

i wouldn't say he's fast his gate is odd

50:09

so he has a he does catch the eye he

50:12

doesn't look

50:13

like a footballer he's kind of tall

50:16

no so he's the same size as pogba but

50:19

runs

50:20

he looks like a guy he looks like a

50:21

tight end

50:22

yeah he's kind of goofy

50:24

and uh he loves it he clearly plays for

50:26

the shirt he and mason mount were both

50:28

in the chelsea youth squad together and

50:31

and he had to move on i do have

50:34

i have a question for you i don't know

50:35

you try and find this out somebody out

50:37

there trying to find this out

50:39

because i couldn't do it

50:41

i keep thinking about chelsea and all

50:42

these teams

50:44

what

50:45

team

50:46

has the most

50:48

players in the league that debuted for

50:50

them

50:52

the most wait sorry the mo so let's say

50:54

in the league what team has produced the

50:56

most premier league players oh oh i see

50:59

uh no it's chelsea of course it is it

51:01

has to be right has to be

51:03

has to be because they they splinter

51:05

everybody out right like with the lone

51:07

army we talk about it all the time but i

51:09

i wonder if it's united with like the

51:11

one or two a year

51:13

because oh you mean because they never

51:15

make they

51:16

no no i i mean currently like what i

51:19

mean because

51:20

we know the academy produces players but

51:22

are they making debuts in the premier

51:24

league see that's the question i have

51:25

like we can go to the championship and

51:27

we can see this chelsea guys everywhere

51:29

but are there literally like if you were

51:31

to take the bios of every single team

51:34

player in the premier league who's made

51:35

an appearance how many of them started

51:38

at team y so you're saying from

51:41

premier league academies

51:45

well if it's probably really what you

51:46

have if it's premier league academies

51:47

it's got to be chelsea it has to be it

51:49

has to be yeah no it's chelsea

51:51

definitely uh wait let me get all my

51:53

bets who made their new debuts the most

51:56

what team has had the most debut oh for

51:58

their own club or

52:01

that yes they could have debuted with

52:02

their own club yes okay i'm sorry so

52:04

like conor gallagher wouldn't count for

52:05

chelsea he would count for

52:07

uh palace

52:09

but uh see that's the thing right he

52:10

never played he i don't think gallagher

52:12

ever played for chelsea but i would

52:14

count him as a debut i see that's where

52:16

it gets [ __ ] yeah like billy gilmore

52:18

does count for chelsea and he did play

52:20

for chelsea and another one more

52:22

question to your question is it premier

52:24

league or is it english football

52:26

like does the [ __ ] efl cup count

52:29

because then billy gilmore counts for

52:31

chelsea and not norwich right right and

52:32

then like there's a half a dozen

52:34

freaking city players who've showed up

52:36

yeah

52:37

then it gets kind of wacky and you're

52:38

like all right hold on this is enough

52:40

well by the way city have another uh

52:41

foden on their hands well no they don't

52:43

know that's incredible but uh uh cole

52:46

palmer really scored in his champions

52:48

league debut good for him man sort of a

52:50

a havats type tall

52:52

lanky finisher plays a little bit behind

52:54

a striker so city have another one that

52:57

it looks like they're trying to break in

52:59

but we'll see yeah city player is

53:01

breaking through if you think about

53:02

foden it basically took three years yeah

53:04

yeah

53:05

oh god yeah um all right let me give you

53:07

my so again spurs west ham and lester

53:10

branford both over two and a half that's

53:12

uh a partly at plus 2 30. um i've got

53:15

wolves money line uh they're going to

53:18

leads but i still like them to to take

53:20

the three points

53:23

wolves are good they have a better coach

53:25

i think like

53:26

nuno was kind of holding them back

53:28

they're still

53:29

they still haven't performed their xg

53:31

i like the bruno large thing

53:33

uh you know there's gotta be there's

53:35

gonna be a game where someone gets

53:37

triumphed

53:39

that i was gonna i was gonna do priority

53:42

to score in fact i haven't seen what he

53:44

is i'm gonna look at that actually

53:45

because you gotta you just it's gotta

53:47

happen right blind [ __ ] squirrel has

53:49

to find a nut at some point right like

53:52

i'm actually gonna look it up right now

53:53

what is adama triori to score

53:57

at leeds uh goals let's see

54:00

um he is

54:03

plus 300

54:05

come on guys maybe that's something we

54:07

sprinkle a little bit on as well uh but

54:09

you know what i would do try already to

54:11

score and wolves to win and that would

54:12

be like probably plus 500 um

54:15

and then

54:16

wolves expect if we do the expected

54:19

goals table

54:21

it's liverpool city both at liverpool's

54:23

at plus 12 plus 13 city at plus 12.

54:27

west ham plus four brentford plus three

54:29

and a half

54:30

everton plus three and a half wolves are

54:33

in the top five top six

54:36

in expected goal difference so i believe

54:38

that is the if you took their expected

54:41

goals and their expected goals against

54:43

you would get a team that is

54:46

uh underperforming by two goals and you

54:49

liverpool by the way is the best team in

54:51

the league right now no i know but so

54:53

i'm going to wait until the lineups come

54:54

out to decide i might do just moneyline

54:57

i might do triori to score and wolves to

54:59

win we'll see we'll see um but obviously

55:02

i'm gonna wait to see if he starts uh

55:03

and then the last one uh i have to have

55:05

some action on man united liverpool

55:07

right so i'm gonna go with both teams to

55:09

score

55:10

and liverpool to win uh plus 275. so i

55:13

like you said the the ronaldo factor

55:16

this seems kind of wacky another one

55:18

feels like the over might hit but there

55:20

was three and i just

55:22

it was two and a half i'd smash it but i

55:24

i mean three yeah two one two one is not

55:27

is that you gotta go over two one yeah

55:29

well two one like you said two one gets

55:31

you a draw right

55:34

the thing is there is a world where

55:36

liverpool

55:38

just [ __ ] annihilates oh that beats

55:39

the brakes off them absolutely

55:41

um

55:42

by the way i am going to the fan fest in

55:45

la

55:46

oh the premier league fan fest yes when

55:48

is that it will be on sunday

55:51

oh very cool oh maybe i'll be able to

55:53

give a shout out to rebecca lowe we'll

55:55

get her on the show yeah yeah wear your

55:57

shirt wear your shirt

55:59

which shirt the squeaky bum time shirt

56:01

you dope i don't know where it is uh for

56:04

christ's sake laurent you had one job um

56:07

i would i would be remiss uh if i didn't

56:10

mention that in the uh squeaky bum time

56:13

premier league fantasy league um i'm

56:16

eight no i'm undefeated uh i do not have

56:19

the most points though laurent and chary

56:21

have the most points by a khan's hair um

56:24

but we lost again we're we're the xg

56:27

darlings we're [ __ ] kicking you are

56:28

the xd

56:29

yeah we must have blown some teams out

56:31

really bad

56:32

oh yeah you have salah and money like of

56:35

course you do um in the second division

56:37

the b division because we do have

56:38

promotion relegation this year um

56:41

i don't even know how to say

56:43

meadslignika

56:44

is six and two and as poundtown strong

56:47

strong team names uh they're currently

56:49

tied for first but um

56:53

what's the relegation battle like in our

56:56

division

56:57

oh that's a good question um actually

56:59

it's funny to say

57:01

um hank and pete the uh the chelsea

57:04

romans army team they're currently in

57:06

dead last despite having the third most

57:09

points they're actually the xg darling

57:12

uh they're they're brightened

57:14

and they're in the relegation

57:16

yes joe connolly who called you out uh

57:19

had the upset last week he is still in a

57:21

relegation spot um but only by one game

57:24

so there's two teams that are three and

57:25

five and two teams that are two and six

57:27

uh on nine points and then six

57:29

respectively obviously so yeah there's a

57:32

there's a lot more to play for this year

57:33

so the top four might be playing i gotta

57:34

wrap it up or else we won't be able to

57:36

stream this thing

57:37

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