Episode #125 – Penalty Bonanza and a Champions League Draw Drama

In Episode #125 of the Squeaky Bum Time Podcast, Mike and Laurent discuss the conspiracy theories that followed a penalty bonanza for Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool. Also:

  • Madness ensues at the Champions League Round of 16 Draw… LIVE ON TELEVISION!
  • We celebrate the big CHOP Sports milestone, and give love to Russ and our friends at FanHub, which you should absolutely download right now! More fun stuff to come soon!
  • Festive fixtures continue! Tottenham travel to Leicester, Arsenal host West Ham in yet another measuring stick match for the Gunners

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Transcript

00:00

hello and welcome to the squeaky bum

00:03

time podcast with mike laurent it is

00:05

tuesday december 14th oh my god in this

00:09

episode you get a penalty you get a

00:11

penalty you get a penalty and conspiracy

00:14

theories about in the champions league i

00:16

have

00:17

a new extra man crush and his initials

00:20

are cg

00:21

but first mike

00:23

our spurs ever going to play another

00:25

game this season the covet crisis crisis

00:27

crisis is hitting the premier league

00:29

again we've got cancelled games what are

00:31

you feeling on spurs you're getting

00:33

better in the table without playing

00:35

yeah we are it's funny we've got games

00:37

in hand and we're feeling awesome about

00:38

it we're starting to get our respiratory

00:40

activity back which is good uh the

00:43

reports i've heard say that spurs are

00:46

uh going to be among the 99.9 percent of

00:49

people who have not died from this virus

00:51

which is nice and uh we're going to

00:53

continue on

00:55

playing i think what might be a weak in

00:57

leicester side look say what you will

00:59

about the fact that yes they were ill so

01:01

they didn't exactly get uh to rest per

01:04

se but these are not miles that we're

01:06

putting on these legs right so yeah in

01:08

some way i still like to think that

01:09

we'll be will be fresh for not just

01:12

thursday but saturday

01:13

the games are coming thick and fast

01:15

right and this is the best right

01:17

this is where you kind of separate the

01:18

men from the boys but one interesting

01:20

note on spurs as we talked about last

01:22

time that they were going to forfeit

01:24

their last conference league game which

01:26

we still don't know

01:28

the incompetent waifu still doesn't know

01:30

what to do

01:31

right and so there's a lot of

01:32

incompetent uefa going on and that's

01:34

going to be a theme among this episode

01:35

but

01:36

the latest news

01:38

that the yuri uefa conference league

01:40

draw

01:42

included

01:43

a supposedly eliminated tottenham

01:45

hotspur in it

01:47

and everybody's kind of like but but i

01:49

thought we were hold on a second you

01:50

said we weren't going to because of the

01:52

thing and with the stuff and the forfeit

01:53

well hold on what actually is happening

01:56

is last thursday tottenham's game with

02:00

uh ren was cancelled which meant they

02:03

were going to likely result they were

02:06

unable to reschedule it for before the

02:09

deadline which i believe is new year's i

02:10

don't remember who knows and again games

02:13

are coming every three days so it's very

02:15

difficult for spurs to be able to get

02:17

another game in um but they were unable

02:19

to agree on a time so because tottenham

02:22

were the

02:23

inspiration for the postponement shall

02:25

we say um they were going to uh have to

02:29

forfeit they were going to be suffered a

02:31

three nothing loss which would mean that

02:34

they would drop to third and vitesse

02:37

would take the second spot in the group

02:39

um

02:41

again most spurs fans myself included

02:42

were psyched about the idea uh that we

02:45

wouldn't have to play in the nit's nit

02:47

anymore and uh we would be able to focus

02:52

completely on the league schedule well

02:54

enter uefa

02:56

what's effectively happening is they

02:58

haven't ruled yet

03:00

they're supposed to

03:02

this is you can't make this [ __ ] up

03:04

they're supposed to rule that it's a

03:06

three three no forfeit and spurs are out

03:09

and in the event that that happens the

03:11

test will take that spot what they're

03:12

doing right now is they're having their

03:14

accounting team figure out how many

03:16

people in london might watch this game

03:18

and whether the tv ratings will be

03:19

affected if they lose tottenham which

03:22

in the premier league are a

03:26

not a power i won't insult them but to

03:29

the rest of europe they're a top person

03:32

big deal they're a big deal right it

03:33

counts to have spurs uh as you're

03:35

looking at this this this drawing

03:38

marseille is a big deal psv eindhoven

03:41

leicester city celtic

03:45

that's it right by the way by the way by

03:47

the way brendan rodgers with the classic

03:49

quote when he found out he was going to

03:51

this he was like i don't even know what

03:53

that tournament is yeah yeah yeah no is

03:56

it nor does anybody brandon nobody knows

03:58

what's going on and they're making up as

04:00

they go so it's likely classified that

04:02

tottenham will face rapid wean wii n

04:05

wiener uh

04:07

somewhere in australia possible that

04:09

they will still i actually think the von

04:11

trapps own that team that's yes that's

04:13

correct thank you

04:14

uh

04:15

well done that's a good one well well

04:18

not seeing jason it's nazi and chase

04:20

well that's a raj and devo throwback too

04:23

i like i like that that was a nice job

04:25

shout out to the men in blazers one time

04:27

wait wait a minute

04:28

there you go there's your men in blazers

04:30

mug well i had a blue one but we are

04:32

great friends of the pod and former

04:34

blazer con attendees back in the day the

04:36

one that they did yeah the one they did

04:38

where they were like oh this is really

04:40

expensive people don't want to do this

04:41

again yeah that one um but yeah

04:45

yeah go through the scores and then

04:46

we'll dovetail into the other

04:48

inefficiencies

04:50

it seems the kids are into this rapid

04:52

scores in the order that they were

04:55

played manchester city won wolves nil

04:58

city never have the dominance that they

05:00

expect they'll never be anfield and

05:03

that's why liverpool are the best team

05:04

in the world but they get a penalty on

05:05

an armpit handball against

05:08

moutinho the red card was stupid but it

05:12

was dumb on ximena's he think he he he

05:15

he got a yellow in a slew of yellows and

05:17

then stopped the free kick from

05:18

happening the red happened city were

05:20

going to win this game anyway they

05:21

dominated even though city looked weak

05:24

they had 25 shots and 10 on target so

05:27

they get the narrative that they can't

05:29

finish they completely batter wolves uh

05:32

chelsea three leads two hard done leads

05:36

lee's had the draw in the bag chelsea

05:39

get two [ __ ] penalties narrative

05:41

continues

05:42

two more goals given up by chelsea

05:44

where's the defense i know it's in the

05:46

pocket of angola conte where it always

05:48

is uh arsenal 3 southampton nail

05:52

southampton are the weirdest team in the

05:54

league they can appear to be incredible

05:56

and then appear to be the worst defense

05:58

in the league chel arsenal have a really

06:00

good goal where they build off her back

06:02

16 passes right into the net southampton

06:04

didn't lay a hand on him very very weird

06:06

goals liverpool huff and puff and blow

06:10

aston villa's doors in

06:12

um gerard does get the heroes welcome uh

06:16

tyrone ming's with his obligatory

06:18

penalty and mistake and then the wha

06:20

i didn't do anything uh

06:23

ings

06:24

feels like he could have had a penalty

06:26

gerrard was salty about not getting the

06:28

draw i think villa were good for the

06:30

draw they hung on

06:32

but liverpool at anfield are nearly back

06:34

to unbeatable i [ __ ] hate it norwich

06:37

nil manchester united won united we're

06:40

back to oleish united norwich we're good

06:43

should have won this game at least good

06:45

for the draw ronaldo draws and takes the

06:47

penalty because

06:49

it's a penalty he's taking it has anyone

06:51

noticed that uh bruno fernandez has no

06:53

goals now he doesn't take penalties

06:55

some fantasy owners of his certainly

06:57

have i'll tell you that we're gonna talk

06:58

fantasy when i get to crystal palace uh

07:00

on sunday leicester city for

07:03

newcastle united nil i didn't even watch

07:06

this i just know that newcastle are

07:08

falling apart they're gonna go down uh i

07:10

don't think um

07:12

all the money i don't think anytime you

07:13

know all that much i like that daca is

07:15

playing i like that tilamid is back i

07:18

don't know if tilley was was injured but

07:20

i hadn't heard his name for a while he

07:21

was so and and he's comfortably the most

07:24

underrated player in the league uh he

07:26

had a great year great year last year

07:28

yeah and it kind of got swept under the

07:30

rug and everybody is so fast i don't

07:32

mean to interrupt the whole scores thing

07:34

so fast to talk about vardy so fast talk

07:36

about barnes

07:37

it's always these holding midfielders we

07:39

were talking about it with kante yes

07:40

these guys that but don't do things but

07:42

dude

07:43

he's having and and last year too a

07:45

gunda von gunagan-ish year yeah both

07:48

last year and this year anyway sorry in

07:50

a battle of claret and blue and a total

07:52

of point

07:54

1.3 goals expected goals nil nil west

07:57

ham burnley that's a barn burner uh west

08:00

ham dropping points slowly but surely

08:03

getting pulled away they're now one

08:05

point ahead of united and eight and six

08:08

points wait wait hold on i can't do the

08:09

math eight points behind chelsea the top

08:11

three are indeed the top three i didn't

08:13

watch that game and then of course

08:15

oh

08:18

my lord and savior [ __ ] conor

08:19

gallagher completely boss and destroys

08:22

everton 3-1 to the palace oh we support

08:26

the palace palace palace i love conor

08:29

gallagher he's my new um uh jack

08:32

greelish and i would trade draculaus for

08:34

conor gallagher right now i i love him i

08:37

want him to be my mother's son's uncle's

08:39

brother that i can hang out with he's as

08:41

handsome as fierce as strong he actually

08:45

might be better for city than grealish

08:48

because grealish likes to stand on the

08:49

ball and geillager just gets rid of it

08:51

and goes running and goes kick someone

08:53

in the [ __ ] face like i said all

08:55

[ __ ] day i want to love connor

08:57

gallagher i want to love him so bad he's

08:59

chelsea chelsea i remember he's part of

09:01

the chelsea army and by the way he loves

09:03

chelsea he's chelsea all the way yeah he

09:05

eviscerated us uh like he did everton

09:08

because he hates tottenham because he's

09:10

chelsea so i have problems

09:12

with with my ability to enjoy

09:14

objectively that's really what my

09:16

problem comes down to conor gallagher

09:17

[ __ ] rules and i don't like him

09:20

secretly will hughes was the guy who

09:22

actually made it all work he sat beneath

09:24

the the two

09:26

uh he sat beneath and did all the

09:27

running so gallagher can get up and down

09:29

and you're not getting terrified

09:31

not to get tired you need the legs to

09:33

let these guys do good stuff but i'm in

09:35

love with conor gallagher he's secretly

09:37

along with mo salah winning me the

09:39

fantasy league that we're in

09:41

scores

09:43

you're in second place all right even

09:44

though you beat up you beat me

09:46

you beat me three weeks ago because i

09:48

was at the michigan iowa state game and

09:50

i didn't set my lineup and i lost my

09:51

what's going on on our team you know

09:53

what

09:54

i don't care because michigan can go

09:55

higher steve cucarello

09:59

whatever the [ __ ] his name is that

10:00

longer guy from

10:01

brighton i think i'm he's in that left

10:03

back half of our descents was from

10:04

brighton brighton hasn't played in 14

10:06

days yeah they're in the lineup i don't

10:08

know what's happening to them mendy's

10:09

been terrible he's still our goalkeeper

10:11

so uh chari are you listening will you

10:14

get back to work you [ __ ] coolly

10:16

indian

10:17

get it done that's for those i've

10:18

initiated uh we have like a steinbrenner

10:21

cashman

10:22

uh dynamic here where laurent's the

10:25

[ __ ] owner of the team and our good

10:27

friend of the pod chari um

10:30

our former co-worker and a good friend

10:31

uh he's basically the man on the ground

10:33

running the team right but i do

10:36

i do make some signings i do review the

10:38

championship and connor gallagher

10:41

gallagher was one of them and he won you

10:42

the game this week however it is

10:45

important to say that when they won the

10:46

championship last year i sent chary the

10:48

money to decide how much he was giving

10:50

laurent not vice versa

10:53

yes that's true okay that was the

10:55

scorers rundown

10:57

oh my goodness all right so let's go

10:59

back to uefa's ineptitudes no but

11:01

there's one wait there's more it wasn't

11:03

just the [ __ ] weird spurs thing that

11:05

you went two minutes too long on it was

11:07

also the champions league

11:10

which was a [ __ ] disaster oh god

11:12

i wake up this morning and i get some

11:15

text messages from friends

11:16

basically saying they [ __ ] up the

11:18

champions league draw

11:20

they have to do it again and i went

11:22

isn't it televised live they're like

11:24

yeah

11:25

[Laughter]

11:27

so god i mean talk about must-see tv

11:31

holy [ __ ]

11:33

so what but here's the thing let's let's

11:34

use the stage though right if there is a

11:36

sport that thinks there's more

11:38

conspiracy theories it's i guess the nba

11:40

with the balls and the frozen ball and

11:42

the ewing like people in the nba think

11:44

the refs are out to destroy their team i

11:46

think more than any other there was a

11:48

time where they actually worked they

11:49

actually did have one ref that did but

11:52

soccer is way over the top beyond

11:54

basketball like people think literally

11:57

that this whole weekend was rigged

11:59

because for the big three teams all won

12:02

their games on penalties

12:04

so when united win it's because they get

12:06

penalties when liverpool win it's

12:08

because they get penalties when chelsea

12:10

win it's because they get penalties and

12:12

by the way if you look at the data the

12:14

number one team uh in penalties receives

12:17

is leads so

12:18

uh not so much uh it's actually not true

12:21

that these teams get extra penalties

12:24

but it feels that way it feels that way

12:26

because attacking teams get penalties

12:29

right because they're attacking speaking

12:31

um

12:32

over the course of this season because

12:34

of the new rule changes penalties have

12:36

been way way way down way down right

12:38

yeah that that's all that's stopped that

12:40

kind of they've they're back to normal

12:43

yeah yeah well nonetheless it's still on

12:45

average relative to the last three years

12:46

right yes um especially and like you

12:49

said though

12:51

the kickoff here was really weird they

12:53

called it yeah well right but the reason

12:55

why is because packing teams have the

12:57

ball they're in and around the danger

12:58

area they're making you know

13:00

different plays and they're they're

13:02

taking risks they're frankly they're

13:04

putting themselves in position to get

13:06

lucky unless you're raheem sterling when

13:08

you don't get caught

13:10

i mean that's conspiracy theory take

13:12

your take your hat off take your tinfoil

13:14

no they he really doesn't get calls it's

13:16

real i promise you all right but

13:19

he uh

13:20

so so all of this basically they go

13:22

through how much did they get through

13:23

like two-thirds of it

13:25

before they went through a lot of it

13:26

like they had no there was a full draw

13:29

and someone went oh wait a minute

13:32

how come athlete and and united weren't

13:35

so they literally they they take all the

13:37

balls they put them in the appropriate

13:39

places because there are rules around

13:41

which teams can play which you can't

13:43

play someone from your group you can't

13:44

play someone from your own country etc

13:46

etc in the round of 16. that goes away

13:48

after this round so you can only get

13:50

certain teams in your bowl basically and

13:54

they're picking them out and someone

13:55

figures out that

13:56

united doesn't have athlete in their

13:59

bowl

14:00

or something like that

14:01

and so because they did the whole draw

14:04

and everything was already picked and

14:06

not in the right

14:08

bowls they then have to redo the whole

14:10

thing so of course the draws come out

14:13

there's teams playing teams everyone's

14:15

ready like oh ah cause this is i think

14:17

there's a little another step to take

14:19

back

14:20

these

14:21

draws are part there's very little

14:24

actual content that goes on in soccer

14:26

like one of the things that's so starved

14:27

about it is there's really no coverage

14:30

right so these draws like the fa cup

14:32

draw is famous because it decides where

14:35

you're going to go on a trip so you

14:37

might have actually watched it and

14:39

started looking for tickets i was going

14:41

to say not only tickets but like flights

14:43

hotels it's not just the teams yeah

14:45

teams don't have to worry about it

14:46

because they have private charters and

14:47

they have hotels and whatever right

14:48

before but

14:50

i can tell you firsthand yeah i've woken

14:53

up at 5am eastern that it was the year

14:56

that spurs went to the final and and we

14:58

drew city and i was thinking about going

15:01

to that city game i ended up not but

15:03

nonetheless i was like i started looking

15:06

up flights at six o'clock in the morning

15:08

immediately after the draw yeah right

15:11

it does affect things like

15:13

it's one of the things that i think so

15:14

let's take another step back it's one of

15:16

the things that on the one hand makes

15:18

soccer really interesting and exciting

15:20

it's also on the other hand like

15:22

are you this is a billion dollar

15:23

industry you don't have a schedule you

15:26

don't know where you're playing what the

15:28

[ __ ] are you doing right like you could

15:30

plan it out a little bit better like nfl

15:33

playoffs at least they kind of know

15:34

who's gonna be in they have seeds it's

15:37

locked you're like you're gonna play

15:38

this person or this person right like

15:41

they don't do that it's [ __ ] random

15:44

right at least you can make contingency

15:45

plans right sure so you know ultimately

15:48

you know they have no brackets they

15:50

don't do it all planned out basically

15:51

the only thing they know is where the

15:53

finals gonna be and they [ __ ] move

15:55

that thing half the time

15:58

well kovid moved things but you know

16:00

baku and they put him in like who gives

16:03

you the biggest brown bag of cash is

16:05

where the champions league final is like

16:08

it's in saint petersburg this year

16:12

that's stalingrad folks

16:15

no it's like followed by its property

16:17

it's it's leningrad it's leningrad

16:19

but uh you know that's

16:21

not

16:22

really a cosmopolitan city lovely why

16:26

why is it there yeah

16:28

well where was it last year when when

16:29

you guys played chelsea it was something

16:31

something ridiculous it was in porto

16:33

because it was they were covered it was

16:34

covered open oh i thought it was wasn't

16:37

it originally planned for like turkey or

16:39

some [ __ ] yeah but turkey was just like

16:42

they had as many cats as they had

16:43

covered like because it's known for

16:45

covid let's be clear before it was known

16:48

for covet it was known for civil war oh

16:51

that that problem too so

16:53

what the [ __ ] are you guys doing

16:56

like yeah but istanbul is famous right

16:58

it has chris it has it has been famous

17:00

because of liverpool for [ __ ] sake

17:02

right oh and leeds fans getting knifed

17:05

yeah

17:06

not a great track record for istanbul

17:08

right like like all right the super bowl

17:11

rotates every year right between

17:13

like 10 years in advance

17:15

yes

17:16

but if it went from pasadena and jerry

17:19

world and dallas and miami

17:22

and uh meadowlands a few years ago that

17:24

was interesting they'll never do that

17:25

again they'll never do that again but

17:28

and then they're like

17:29

we're gonna go to lincoln nebraska what

17:31

the [ __ ] are you doing no you're not

17:33

you're not taking the super no it would

17:35

be like if they did it at the big house

17:37

because just they have a big stadium

17:40

yeah but at least ann arbor is nice like

17:42

it's it's not

17:43

and it can handle that amount of people

17:46

it's taking these these smallish crazy

17:49

war tools the crazy one is the baku one

17:52

right hey we're gonna play the oakland

17:54

a's

17:55

converted football stadium

17:57

and uh we're gonna have the super bowl

17:59

there what the [ __ ] are you talking

18:00

about that's the [ __ ] it would be more

18:02

like if they had it at like

18:05

costa rica

18:07

yeah yeah yeah right

18:09

what are you doing hey guys leave this

18:10

island and uh you're gonna get robbed

18:12

you should just have it at wembley all

18:14

the time anyway that's my

18:15

english-centric thing so basically

18:17

uefa's draw is all [ __ ] up uh they do

18:20

solve it but it does get the tinfoil hat

18:22

teams on and it does make for lots of

18:25

funny stuff does get everyone thinking

18:27

of conspiracy theories

18:28

folks

18:29

you're giving these people too many

18:31

credit

18:32

they're morons

18:34

they [ __ ] up everything that they

18:35

explained we just explained why there's

18:38

they're

18:39

they're just

18:40

reckless with this industry right i

18:43

think that's the the great the best word

18:45

to use it's not a sport so much as it's

18:46

a worldwide conglomerate right

18:51

do you just yeah you've got like

18:54

you've got uh

18:56

hunter biden running this [ __ ] just hey

18:58

wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait

18:59

wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait

18:59

wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait

18:59

wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait

18:59

wait wait wait wait wait wait wait

18:59

where's the uae where's the guy it was

19:01

his laptop that was picking the balls

19:03

there you go

19:06

yeah it's a [ __ ] nothing of the

19:08

government but that guy is a [ __ ]

19:09

[ __ ] right so he's like

19:12

yeah yeah it's it's it's it's it's it's

19:14

you know it's it's roger clinton it's

19:17

jeb bush and it's [ __ ] hunter biden

19:20

like these are the people running wafer

19:22

i mean they how about the which kennedy

19:24

which kennedy's involved

19:26

whatever the one who's the anti-vaxxer

19:28

the son joe joe jr

19:31

[ __ ] weirdos anyway so they're

19:33

they're incompetent but we do have draws

19:35

for the round of 16. now this is where

19:38

coming in second makes a difference psg

19:41

draws real madrid

19:43

city draws sporting it's not to

19:45

disrespect these teams but when you

19:47

finish top of your group it makes a

19:49

difference right liverpool get inter who

19:51

barely hung on

19:53

bayern in an all anxious uh game byron

19:57

vs red bull salzburg they're bringing

19:58

them back together you know it's like

20:00

1938 all over again um

20:03

chelsea get lil i uh twice

20:06

twice they got them in two they got them

20:08

twice right they got them both time

20:09

that's kind of fun lil jonathan david of

20:11

canada shout out to the canada soccer

20:14

he's gonna score a goal and beat chelsea

20:16

uh you gonna get villarreal i'm not sure

20:18

that uva is better than villa villarreal

20:20

but that's a good one and then the blood

20:23

the blood death hole of atletico madrid

20:26

versus men united this is not who men

20:28

united needed they're not going to be

20:30

able to break athletic down uh unless no

20:32

no

20:34

change it the beautiful one though is

20:36

iax get a good draw in benfica not to

20:39

disparage the portuguese teams but and

20:42

they did get two through which is pretty

20:43

interesting but i acts have been

20:45

secretly top of the group led the

20:49

in goal difference sebastian hallier

20:51

formerly of west ham set the record for

20:53

goals in a group stage so they might get

20:55

through we've got we've got the royalty

20:57

here you'd expect

20:59

you'd expect real to beat psg frankly uh

21:02

city to beat sporting

21:05

psg is dysfunctional and i'm not saying

21:08

that there of course

21:10

but they show up

21:12

they don't crumble until

21:13

two more rounds in the champions league

21:15

right they have not played well for

21:17

months but that's okay and so here's the

21:20

difference because we talked about it

21:21

with united before we before we started

21:23

recording

21:24

it is um

21:26

what the hell day is it december 14th

21:29

when you're listening to this yes these

21:31

games will not happen until middle of

21:33

february

21:34

and within that three months

21:36

you've got

21:37

not just time to heal from injuries you

21:40

buy that unless you're still you have

21:42

time you have wrong you have time to get

21:44

hurt as well so that's fair but you have

21:47

uh time to to really get yourself out of

21:50

whatever rut you're in currently and

21:53

there's a whole transfer window between

21:55

here and there

21:56

so

21:57

i i'm

21:58

really not as bullish on real and that's

22:00

not to say maybe they go out i've won

22:02

ten in a row

22:03

but again

22:05

okay that

22:06

talked to me in february i'm not all

22:08

yeah i mean i i had an argument on

22:09

twitter with these folks that are like

22:12

look at madrid and benzema i'm like

22:14

it's the worst league in the world yeah

22:17

right now la liga sorry it is this is an

22:19

actual fact i don't know how this

22:21

translates to quality it is the lowest

22:24

scoring league in the world with the

22:26

oldest average age and the least

22:29

shots created league

22:32

i don't know if that says anything about

22:33

quality

22:34

but it does say maybe it's

22:36

slow

22:38

and good for old players and and i think

22:41

psg's

22:42

again

22:43

a dysfunctional runaway train

22:46

but they can put it together oh on a day

22:48

on a day they can beat anybody

22:50

and and i i i just i can't bet against a

22:53

team with him a neymar and and messi in

22:56

it messy by the way right now

22:59

i'm not even being funny

23:01

i think messi probably has like

23:04

real depression like he's not doing well

23:07

then you know what will help him seeing

23:08

the real madrid crest for old time's

23:11

sake maybe that might drive him i think

23:13

that i think the barsa thing

23:15

you know i it this year

23:18

we can we can go into our shout outs for

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23:21

has shown me that ronaldo

23:25

he's not better

23:26

as a player i don't think i haven't i

23:28

don't think skill wise but mentality

23:30

wise

23:33

ronaldo's the the beast ronaldo's the i

23:36

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27:14

let's talk about something we didn't

27:16

love which is

27:18

last week's games it was just a news

27:21

festival it was pretty it was pretty

27:23

dire it was pretty diverse what we told

27:25

you would be we said this is hopefully

27:27

the worst match week of the year and

27:29

hopefully it was yeah

27:32

i mean good news

27:36

yeah no i'm gonna talk about i'm gonna

27:38

talk about city just to use the word i

27:40

was listening to some podcasts and

27:43

just they found the right word and it's

27:45

city are just robotic

27:47

it just is the same and goes and goes

27:50

and goes it's incredible it's amazing

27:53

wolves have the one of the best defenses

27:55

in the league they weren't giving up

27:56

[ __ ] connor cody

27:58

i love him i love his [ __ ] scouse

28:01

craziness of being in the middle of that

28:03

portuguese team and then of course what

28:05

do we say englishness in the premier

28:07

league you need englishness

28:09

and he gives them that and uh you know

28:12

this was like

28:14

a man like 45 at least 45 minutes yeah

28:16

it was it was pretty long i mean i could

28:18

probably just i could probably look it

28:20

up really quickly but yeah probably

28:21

somewhere

28:22

has got a red card late first half i

28:24

believe or

28:26

36 seconds from when he got right yeah

28:29

right at the half yes we got

28:31

41 got the red on 40 on 45 plus two

28:35

right right and yeah i mean this is um

28:38

you know this is a good fight from a

28:40

good wolves team and i was i was

28:43

sad to see them not get a point out of

28:45

that i thought they absolutely deserved

28:46

at least one for that for that effort

28:48

but it reminded me a lot of

28:51

um

28:52

chelsea early on at anfield uh down a

28:55

man and just fighting like all hell and

28:57

they ended up getting them they did get

28:59

their draw um but but

29:02

um

29:03

that was the one where georginio missed

29:05

no no i don't know i think so anyway so

29:07

but i mean the thing is is like the

29:08

narrative will say that

29:11

that uh wolves are incredible city had

29:14

nine shots on target

29:16

and jack reelish missed a [ __ ] sitter

29:19

and i mean

29:21

open goal shoots it over the bar he

29:23

needs those really bad i mean city

29:26

huffed and puffed and they couldn't

29:27

break through but 23 shots nine on

29:29

target that's plenty plenty plenty to

29:32

deserve the win so city

29:35

get their win that they deserve uh let

29:38

me tell you the one moment in this game

29:40

is

29:40

raheem sterling stepping up to take the

29:43

penalty

29:44

holy [ __ ] if there is a moment of of

29:47

heart and mouth like what are you doing

29:49

you terrible fat

29:52

but he's on form and he did it he he he

29:54

takes the softest shots i've ever seen

29:56

they never seem like they're gonna go in

29:58

every time he shoots it feels like i'm

30:00

shooting uh clearly

30:03

he cannot get power behind his shots

30:05

it's that little kipper arm that he has

30:07

i think he has it on his foot he has a

30:09

little kipper foot that i think

30:12

doesn't really work character or

30:13

something yeah yeah so i mean city go

30:15

through that's fine uh the less talked

30:18

about that game the better just one of

30:19

those games then

30:23

leeds chelsea is that a five goal

30:25

thriller

30:26

chelsea get two penalties on ruediger

30:29

[ __ ] [ __ ] housing to the point that

30:31

i'm ready to have the debate whether the

30:33

penalty box should be [ __ ] round and

30:36

not a rectangle because the corners of

30:38

the penalty box are [ __ ] yeah right

30:41

if you're in that top corner and you're

30:43

facing away from goal and someone knocks

30:44

you over that's not a [ __ ] penalty

30:46

right you should not be because the xg

30:49

of that spot is like point one look this

30:52

there's there's one very simple

30:55

rule change that sort of already exists

30:59

was he

31:00

denied a goal scoring opportunity yeah

31:02

that's objective though okay but we know

31:05

it's not objective you know someone in

31:07

the box

31:08

right but thank you you know what's not

31:10

subjective i followed you right down

31:11

that path um what's not subjective is

31:14

like you said if you're just sitting

31:15

there and you're in the literal postage

31:17

stamp corner of the box and you just

31:19

fall

31:20

or if somebody fouls you that's not a

31:22

goal scoring opportunity that's a direct

31:25

free kick in the danger it could be a

31:26

free kick it could be what yeah exactly

31:29

or you could even i don't even care let

31:31

it be a throw in where you could throw

31:32

it in the car i don't give a [ __ ]

31:35

oh my goodness we just lost everybody we

31:37

just lost everybody from fan hub that's

31:38

blessed

31:39

but maybe maybe it's something more

31:40

absurd maybe you can have the penalty

31:42

but it's from 18 yards like it's from

31:44

the top

31:45

of the of the box like actually you're

31:47

further away you gotta shoot it from

31:49

further away

31:51

i like that

31:52

that would be

31:53

that would be a little craz you might

31:55

not get them you might be like you know

31:56

what i'm not gonna take this

31:59

we'll take the ball

32:00

no because that would create so many set

32:02

plays or it should

32:03

uh to have a guy like run off anyway it

32:05

doesn't matter it doesn't matter stupid

32:07

things are never gonna happen get the

32:09

two goals the rafinha one

32:11

is a little bit harsh he comes in he

32:14

sort of slides and gets the ball it was

32:15

a it was a striker's tackle but what the

32:18

hell was he doing and then the other one

32:20

is you know rudiger is a beast a man who

32:23

smashed kevin de bruyne's face with his

32:26

look he didn't even hit him he just

32:28

looked at his [ __ ] eye socket and it

32:30

got smashed into pieces and he goes down

32:32

like a sack of potatoes like i get it i

32:35

understand but it's rudiger in the

32:37

corner what are you doing what is he

32:39

gonna do from there

32:40

what is he gonna do

32:42

yeah

32:43

it's the end of the game and penal and

32:45

chelsea literally get the win at the at

32:47

the death i mean at the 95th minute and

32:50

leeds are just so hard done they're

32:52

injured banford's out again calvin

32:55

phillips is out again they just can't

32:57

get a break maybe b also runs them too

32:59

hard hmm

33:01

well maybe bielsa runs him too hard and

33:02

doesn't you know they're basically

33:04

taught him in disguise at this point

33:06

right like

33:08

they run out of gas and they don't have

33:09

any other people right it's late it's

33:11

late pochettino yes uh it's late

33:13

pachatino and it's it's a direct

33:15

correlation to be also because you know

33:17

as a [ __ ] disciple of him yeah so

33:20

yeah yeah yeah so i mean you know the

33:23

big boys are getting penalties so

33:25

city get a penalty everyone gets a

33:27

penalty chelsea get two liverpool get

33:30

one on steven gerrard's return to

33:32

anfield he gets the cheer steven gerrard

33:35

god

33:36

he's

33:38

he's [ __ ] charismatic that's what it

33:40

is that's the word right like he's on

33:42

the sidelines you're like

33:44

i what let's i'm

33:46

okay let's do this

33:48

and i think his team are playing like

33:51

they have a charismatic leader yeah

33:53

right it's sort of

33:55

i mean klopp has that too like i i watch

33:57

klopp on the sideline okay where are we

33:59

what are we doing i'm going let's do it

34:02

no

34:03

charismatic isn't the word i would use

34:04

for klopp co-op is more like whimsical

34:07

and like

34:08

oh but crazy you know how i i always

34:10

judge things by by lisa lisa sees klopp

34:13

she's like oh what's he up to i'm like

34:16

i got you

34:17

she sees pep he's like oh he's he's a

34:19

little intense isn't he he's an [ __ ]

34:21

yeah he's a little intense well sorry

34:24

the way that i would look at it is like

34:26

gerard but gerard what i'm saying is

34:28

gerard's got the thing he's cool

34:32

yes absolutely i'm not disagreeing with

34:33

you i'm just saying that i don't think

34:34

klopp and him

34:36

and it's not it's not the same it's

34:37

different yes

34:39

yeah but uh you know gerard's got his

34:41

team playing hard i mean they hung on

34:44

they were in trouble

34:46

to be fair like i said pull the best 11

34:49

in the

34:50

in europe at least absolutely we'll see

34:52

how they do uh later on but salad gets

34:55

his

34:56

draws his penalty

34:59

it's [ __ ] annoying i have to say that

35:01

since fabinho and thiago have been in

35:03

the midfield yeah the liverpool don't

35:05

give up [ __ ] yeah they're looking solid

35:07

yeah exactly super solid and you're not

35:10

what i've noticed is they're not you're

35:11

not able to isolate alexander arnold on

35:14

the fence which is the way to beat

35:16

liverpool it's to get over to him

35:18

quickly so if that through ball's got to

35:20

get through that midfield because

35:21

usually fabinho's there to cut it out

35:23

because they know and they and i think i

35:25

think alexander arnold knows but the

35:27

amount of good ball he delivers you're

35:29

just like you are [ __ ] incredible

35:31

well so let's let's stop right there

35:33

because

35:34

that's exactly where it is

35:36

the idea is not go down the right and

35:39

beat him down the right it is to bring

35:42

the ball from the middle of the park

35:44

over

35:44

basically put it into space behind him

35:47

and let your wingers go get it right so

35:48

that he's back there and not up here

35:52

sure

35:53

but the problem with that is that

35:55

there's basically a brick wall in

35:57

between where that that more or less

36:00

[ __ ] highway was last year right and

36:03

so that's where the main difference with

36:05

thiago and fabinho really yeah they just

36:07

stopped they stopped

36:08

they're preventing things from happening

36:11

it's yes and in preventing they're

36:13

realistically they're in the headspace

36:15

of the opponent because they're they're

36:17

trying it less as well right so so it's

36:20

a combination of yes they've been

36:22

stopping those balls going by but also

36:24

at this point it's like uh find a new

36:26

way you know so so and that's kind of

36:29

the game plan originally has been like

36:31

you said this is how this is the way to

36:33

at least keep liverpool honest

36:36

not necessarily beat the [ __ ] up keep

36:38

them honest this is their their weak

36:39

link as we always say and we kind of

36:43

he's incredible but also a weak link

36:44

right

36:45

no he's in he he is a literal defensive

36:48

achilles heel and i don't think

36:49

anybody's running that yeah he is as

36:51

good offensively as he is a liability

36:53

defensively right yeah and so you should

36:55

go okay cool come on in it's almost as

36:57

if you sucker him in and then you just

36:59

basically run right run right by him but

37:01

now

37:02

there's

37:03

okay well how do we beat liverpool and

37:05

everybody sort of looks around oh [ __ ]

37:07

yeah exactly and while you're saying oh

37:09

[ __ ] the midfield the middle of the park

37:11

is taking the ball and while you're

37:13

basically caught with your pants down

37:15

they're passing it out to diego jota to

37:18

monet and most importantly to mohamed

37:20

salah who is for my money the most

37:22

dangerous man in the world right he's

37:24

he's incredible so he gets the penalty

37:26

that makes now to be fair like villa

37:29

would have been lucky to get anything

37:30

they had no shots on target but they had

37:33

one penalty shout it was a little bit of

37:35

a sloppy ball ing's into allison allison

37:39

is not where he should be he takes

37:41

things down

37:42

i think this is one of those where if

37:44

ings goes nuts he gets the call but he

37:47

kind of just goes oh i guess i fell down

37:48

like what are you doing you you just

37:51

pretend he bit you anything anyway so

37:54

but i liked i like that gerard was

37:56

pissed off i liked gerrard as a manager

37:59

i think i i secretly not secretly i just

38:01

like gerard i don't know there's

38:03

something good about him there's

38:04

something about the fact that when he

38:06

was late in his career he came on as a

38:08

sub against uh against united one game

38:10

and he got a red in 90 seconds i [ __ ]

38:12

love that

38:14

yeah no like we said he's cool he has it

38:17

yeah and uh i think i i think i want to

38:19

see him succeed at villa but i want to

38:22

see him have sustained success at villa

38:24

yeah he need i think to if he does two

38:26

years he'll be he'll be good it's one

38:28

year is not enough it's got to be at

38:29

least two it depends on the amount of

38:31

success it really does and it also

38:33

depends on when liverpool is ready for

38:35

him right yeah um

38:37

it depends on how long klopp is

38:39

interested in doing this

38:41

um

38:42

i think he got rid of his glasses

38:44

right right it's really i think

38:47

i don't think that that's imminent i

38:48

think that's on

38:50

uh like a year ago maybe a year and a

38:52

half it was on them it was way back in

38:54

the mind of every liberal liverpool fan

38:56

but now having seen gerard managing in

38:59

and field against them

39:02

it's a lot closer to the top of mind so

39:04

the big one though yeah i'm curious how

39:06

the next two years go for liverpool as

39:07

far as the manager's perspective the

39:09

coach that has to live

39:11

in post van dijk sala

39:14

that's going to be tough

39:17

those are not replaceable players no no

39:19

no i didn't i i would never say that

39:21

they would yeah i mean like if if i'm

39:24

clop i'm like oh you guys are going i'll

39:26

go with you i'm let's go yeah yeah cool

39:29

see you later yeah oh we're going other

39:31

party's over yeah let's go to the other

39:33

party time holy [ __ ] it got late

39:37

i would say um

39:40

it's gonna be a lot down to fenway

39:42

sports group by the way new uh owner of

39:44

the pittsburgh penguins uh so they did

39:47

yeah they did buy them um

39:49

but it's gonna be really down to the

39:51

first bad later on

39:53

this is the difference and by the way as

39:54

soon as crosby and balkan leave that's

39:56

your van dyke and and salah

39:59

uh which is coming soon as well but um

40:01

my my thinking is how do you you they've

40:04

already tried to start with guys like

40:07

diego jota right so um

40:09

no you're not going to get another

40:11

masala i know you're not going to get

40:12

another virgil van dyke but you can get

40:15

close-ish if you keep the rest of that

40:17

squad pretty close together uh

40:21

lucky

40:22

what do you mean with both of those

40:25

scientists well van dyke they played a

40:26

lot

40:27

they didn't pay that much they didn't

40:29

know salah was going to be no way they

40:30

got him from fiorentina for like 20

40:32

million

40:33

yeah no they didn't in fact i would say

40:35

oh it was roma it was roma it was roma

40:38

are you sure yeah i thought it was

40:40

fiorentina but anyway he was at he went

40:42

from chelsea to fiorentina to roma

40:45

i was close because he beat you know i

40:47

said fiona he beat spurs in the europa

40:49

league one year um

40:51

yeah but no i mean it's very similar to

40:54

sunny uh sunny was an 18 million dollar

40:56

signing and look at him now um obviously

40:59

having different seasons but last year

41:01

you could have had the exact opposite

41:02

argument about sunny being a world

41:04

leader in salah being pretty good but on

41:06

not on his level right so i think you

41:08

know it's funny

41:10

it's not the right age but i think

41:13

sunny and liverpool could do what

41:16

what he does but from the other side

41:18

he's as good

41:20

sometimes oh you mean like it's

41:22

if you put like if you were in the team

41:24

yeah

41:25

instead of stella yeah absolutely yeah i

41:27

would agree i think that you know

41:29

turning to alexander arnold is special

41:31

and does a lot of things exactly and

41:35

it's just a good team it's just an

41:36

amazing team yeah and salah is now on

41:38

fourteen and nine which is [ __ ]

41:41

ridiculous um

41:43

i i could stop talking about him well i

41:45

was gonna say let's dovetail into uh

41:48

this coming week's games because as i

41:50

said we're going to be playing we're

41:51

going to have like a day and a half off

41:54

every week okay for the next two to

41:57

three i don't i don't need to talk about

41:58

united they got a penalty to win but i'm

42:07

should have got a draw i just i need a

42:10

moment

42:11

yeah take your

42:13

you guys can't see this his pants are

42:14

not on by the way uh it's conor

42:16

gallagher time yeah

42:17

he

42:19

wears 23 like don manningly a man i

42:21

loved

42:22

and he's a new man that i love he's 21

42:25

he's handsome

42:27

he's wears a headband his hair is sort

42:29

of scraggly i'm not sure if it's dyed

42:31

it's not quite dyed but who who's this

42:34

[ __ ] from norwich who he's like he

42:35

looks like but he's waiting well can't

42:37

well it's a [ __ ]

42:39

that dude can't well is is in transition

42:42

he's not enclosed he's not a man conor

42:44

gallagher is a man god damn it

42:49

i mean he's gonna get up

42:51

accidentally insulting conor gallagher

42:53

just to watch you freak out just an

42:54

amazing amazing player who

42:57

when you watch

42:58

and really pay attention he's running

43:01

constantly trying to get in another

43:03

space trying to get on the ball and he

43:05

gets on the ball gets goals he's got a

43:08

very his favorite player is frank

43:10

lampard i heard because i read about it

43:11

it's in wikipedia maybe i'm not sure um

43:15

and he's very frank lampard asking that

43:17

he is a midfielder who can who's as

43:19

comfortable coming showing for the ball

43:21

from the defense as being in the box as

43:24

an extra man uh along with the strikers

43:27

so he's just an incredible player the

43:30

the selhurst park fans if there's a

43:32

stadium that comes through on television

43:34

as a place to go it is selhurst park i'm

43:37

sure it's in the deepest ghetto of hell

43:40

uh but it's also

43:41

afc richmond's ground the dog pound uh

43:44

from uh ted lasso so it's it's known on

43:48

television more and more as the home of

43:50

of richmond probably more people have

43:52

watched ted lasso than then i bet you

43:53

that's probably why they are filming

43:55

there because it has such good it's

43:58

known for such good acoustics yeah yeah

44:00

so

44:01

um he won them the game and the final

44:03

goal in the last minute after running

44:05

all day on a steal on a [ __ ] up from

44:07

sheamus coleman a secret another guy i

44:10

love but that everton team is in the

44:12

unwatchable pile of death uh another one

44:15

for the dinosaurs rafa

44:19

can we can we trade him for eddie howe

44:21

i'm going to make that i'm going to will

44:22

that into existence oh my god that's

44:24

what needs to happen eddie howe to

44:26

everton

44:27

rafa to newcastle does rafa save

44:30

newcastle

44:31

rafa would save newcastle

44:33

and anyhow would unlock everton

44:36

while they give up lots and lots and

44:38

lots of goals

44:40

um the less said about brentford the

44:44

better but they get a win thank god uh

44:46

in bueno gets to win no tony in that

44:49

game so no brian

44:52

turning it around that was the friday

44:54

game

44:54

uh so

44:56

we the less we talk about that game as

44:58

well but we're just happy about it

44:59

because now brentford are in the top 10

45:01

where they belong they're on 16 games

45:04

with 20 points you know what that means

45:05

they're well on their way to 40. oh yeah

45:08

they'll be okay they're not going down

45:10

they'll be okay yeah um

45:12

whether you said 16 points i didn't i

45:14

have the table up 16 games

45:16

20 points yeah 20 points they're

45:18

literally doubling up the relegations

45:20

off they'll be fine um

45:22

but yeah i mean and and i don't think

45:24

that that's the bar for them anyway but

45:26

let's switch gears because we've got

45:28

some time left here but um let's run

45:30

through what's going to happen starting

45:32

today uh it's tuesday wednesday thursday

45:35

friday off saturday sunday so

45:38

like i said

45:39

get ready to be unproductive at work get

45:42

ready to enjoy

45:45

pretty much more european football than

45:47

you can handle in the next three weeks

45:49

not possible i can always handle it i

45:51

love it yeah yeah well i'm firmly in the

45:53

i've had enough category but i haven't

45:55

had to um get frustrated about spurs and

45:58

like oh yeah they're doing well not

46:00

playing it's amazing

46:01

undefeated uh so it's been great but uh

46:04

so they look like they will be back in

46:05

action against leicester which i think

46:07

is going to be one of the big games of

46:08

the week uh leicester coming thursday

46:11

against against uh newcastle spurs

46:15

going to the king power where generally

46:17

this game does have a lot of goals in it

46:18

so i would

46:20

i'll hit the over here's the thing

46:23

lester are one of the worst defensive

46:25

teams in the league they are falling

46:27

apart i've called it here

46:29

i will say it again

46:31

it's schmeichel schmeichel's shitty

46:35

yeah here you are kane

46:37

gets off the mark spurs win too no off

46:40

the schneid

46:41

spur i'm sorry lester our bottom

46:44

five defensive team they're there with

46:47

everton watford

46:49

uh newcastle they're in the bottom they

46:51

are now we think we think spurs will be

46:53

healthy enough to play this game i think

46:54

as i said in the open um but we'll see

46:56

that's still to be determined that's the

46:58

thursday game there's time between here

47:00

and then hopefully everybody's feeling

47:01

well enough to do that um one game that

47:04

has been canceled unfortunately already

47:05

is today's brentford united game sounds

47:08

like uh the you know juan is going

47:10

through the united camp and that's not

47:12

great so we wish everybody was all there

47:13

united are [ __ ] lucky that would have

47:16

been tuesday night

47:18

in branford

47:19

bouncing they would have branford would

47:22

have come and punched them in the

47:24

[ __ ] mouth

47:27

especially coming off a great game on

47:28

friday if tony was able to play i would

47:31

agree with you if not then he's a big

47:33

miss i mean you can get past watford

47:35

without him but i don't think you can

47:36

really hold a candle to united right now

47:38

united's defense is not good they barely

47:40

barely hung on because de gea saved

47:43

their ass but in buemo and so much as he

47:45

won the game this weekend oh he'll hit

47:47

the post he'll hit everything but the

47:50

back of the net so uh tony is is so

47:53

important to that team's success long

47:55

term and i don't know this could be a

47:58

a win for brentford down the line

47:59

because you know they're still gonna

48:00

play united at home and they're probably

48:02

still gonna have a night game so

48:04

um that's something if they're going to

48:06

reschedule it they'll probably schedule

48:08

it in like february and midweek during

48:10

an fa cup week when they're both out or

48:11

some [ __ ] and then they'll get their

48:13

night game maybe on the day of the

48:14

league cup final or something weird like

48:16

that nora justin villa is only has

48:18

narrative because dean smith is playing

48:20

aston villa i would expect aston villa

48:22

to win that game but weird [ __ ] happens

48:24

and then the game that is a is tasty uh

48:29

city versus leeds

48:30

last season leeds took four points off

48:32

of city so

48:34

scary stuff for city well the way city

48:37

are playing right now they should at

48:38

home

48:39

blow the complete doors off of leeds

48:41

well you said it'll be a finishing

48:43

problem no calvin phillips no bamford um

48:47

yeah that's i'm not i'm not feeling

48:49

really good about what leeds has right

48:50

now right so i mean in so much as if

48:53

they had their full 11 yeah it'd be a

48:54

great game to watch but this should be

48:57

city to the races um again so we'll see

48:59

if city score in the fifth first 15

49:01

minutes you can bank them for three if

49:03

they don't they'll win one nothing yep

49:05

that's fair uh but enough about them

49:08

let's talk about the the game that

49:09

you're really excited about this week

49:11

which one brighton versus wolves why

49:14

would i be excited about that because

49:16

you love brighton and i think that

49:18

wolves are going to give them a hell of

49:20

a run right now i'm more interested in

49:21

arsenal west ham london darby's baby

49:23

we'll get there in a second but i think

49:25

that i think that wolves are smarting

49:26

over

49:27

uh that the the shitty turning points

49:32

you know armpit handle and the red card

49:33

right so they're not going to have

49:34

jimenez which is a big miss

49:37

but yeah i mean he

49:40

yeah i mean if he's feeling well enough

49:42

to kick out something and maybe he's

49:44

feeling well enough to hit a ball once

49:45

in a while but um

49:47

yeah

49:48

my friend

49:49

my friend neil mope and his wool and his

49:51

and his wipes he's gonna

49:53

he's gonna go after wolves

49:56

he loves a dog oh

49:59

he doesn't give a [ __ ]

50:00

[Laughter]

50:02

all right let's talk about the london

50:04

darby uh uh west ham wolves west ham are

50:07

better

50:08

i mean sorry

50:10

marshall yeah west ham are better

50:12

arsenal are inconsistent

50:14

i see this as a classic game

50:17

where arsenal

50:19

this is another measuring stick game

50:21

every time arsenal have played someone

50:23

in the top of the league like city or

50:26

liverpool or chelsea they get the doors

50:28

blown off them

50:29

this will be another test and united to

50:33

for that matter this will be another

50:35

moment where

50:37

is arsenal's playing

50:39

as good as west ham's grafting

50:42

and can arsenal take a real punch

50:45

uh they have historically not been able

50:47

to take a punch they've been able to

50:48

take punches within their own realm of

50:51

things like a crystal palace punch or a

50:53

brighton punch

50:54

but can they take a west ham david moyes

50:57

glasgow kiss punch uh

51:01

we'll see we'll see how that goes uh for

51:04

them i mean west ham are struggling a

51:06

little bit lots of injuries um

51:09

mcaalantonio hasn't scored in a while

51:12

he's scored six goals i think in the

51:13

first five games and hasn't scored since

51:15

the depth is being is now being tested

51:18

uh they've no like bana they'll have to

51:20

figure out ways to manufacture and get

51:23

their defense going but i like west ham

51:25

in this game if they're going to

51:26

stay in that top four sport they've got

51:28

to beat arsenal uh if not they're going

51:31

to slide even further and arsenal will

51:33

actually jump them

51:35

uh it could be that this is the last

51:37

weekend with uh west ham in the top four

51:40

if if manchester united win we went

51:42

through united's schedule remember

51:44

united don't play a team outside of the

51:48

of the bottom 10 currently

51:50

until

51:51

march

51:52

5th yeah that's how good a run united so

51:55

i mean they can go undefeated they're

51:58

going to surpass west ham it's a

52:00

question of when not if but yeah but

52:02

yeah i mean and it could be this weekend

52:04

you could find west ham and all the way

52:05

in sixth you could find them all the way

52:07

in seventh by the end of thursday uh and

52:10

by the way they would be

52:12

in seventh behind spurs or sorry they'd

52:14

probably be still beyond spurs um on

52:17

goal difference but spurs having two

52:19

games in hand on them so tied for for

52:21

seventh place so yeah uh and then we do

52:23

we do have the we do have the transfer

52:25

window opening uh i'm gonna i'm gonna

52:27

will this into existence anthony martial

52:30

is gonna go to brighton

52:33

or lindegaard lingard maybe we'll go to

52:35

brighton i'm just looking for one of

52:37

these

52:39

classy finishers to to really be a tag

52:42

team partner for moped

52:52

or is he going to share wipes uh this

52:54

he's a real bareback he just uses

52:56

newspaper

53:07

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