Episode #129 – Liverpool 0-1 Leicester reactions and the Premier League Boxing Day Fixture Review

In Episode #129 of the Squeaky Bum Time Podcast, Mike and Laurent catch you up on all the matches over the last four days, including Leicester’s dramatic victory over Liverpool earlier today. Also:

  • Manchester City put six past Leicester, despite almost blowing a four-goal lead!
  • All of a sudden, Chelsea are even on points with Liverpool for second place
  • Arsenal feeling confident at the turn of the year, but a tough road lies ahead in January
  • West Ham batter Watford to get back on track
  • Tottenham struggle to grab points against Southampton despite yet another opponent’s red card

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Transcript

00:01

hello and welcome to the squeaky bum

00:04

time podcast we are live on tuesday

00:07

december 28th in this episode we'll

00:09

recap boxing day gold bonanza at the

00:12

etihad a real top four race in london in

00:16

north london is brewing

00:18

and the ralph revolution hits a speed

00:20

bump but first mike merry christmas

00:22

what'd you get for christmas you're

00:23

doing good you too yeah uh not a lot uh

00:27

actually my

00:28

sister-in-law gave me ray-ban sunglasses

00:31

they're really really nice because i'm

00:32

worthless and i always lose mine so i

00:34

gotta say you're gonna lose these two so

00:35

you just no no no i'm gonna take good

00:37

care of them but yeah my girlfriend i

00:38

love her she's awesome so uh my now

00:41

she's actually my official sister-in-law

00:43

after three it feels like three thousand

00:45

years of being engaged but yeah that's

00:46

right you were uh uh

00:49

engaged for three thousand years by the

00:50

way it is the official half of the

00:53

season season season so we can start

00:55

doing lots of extrapolations but okay

00:58

i'm gonna run through boxing day scores

01:00

and what happened today so we're

01:02

straddling 19 and 20. england has

01:05

vacations people are crazy i don't know

01:07

what they're doing but first let's start

01:09

on boxing day southampton 3 west ham 2

01:13

the hammer is in trouble a little bit of

01:15

worry there tottenham 3 crystal palace

01:18

nil fantastic result wilford zaha is a

01:21

and blew everything for his team

01:24

arsenal smash norwich who even lives

01:26

even worse today arsenal flying high

01:29

chelsea defeat aston villa they get more

01:31

penalties lukaku comes on are they back

01:34

are they not back i don't know what it

01:36

means who cares

01:38

man city six leicester city three this

01:41

game had squeaky bum time written all

01:43

over and even though it was 6-3 brighton

01:46

and the sodomy brothers of mopay and

01:48

trossard beat redford two-nil at home

01:52

that was a win they needed they had not

01:53

won since september and at the last game

01:55

of the day newcastle won man united won

01:59

they're back

02:00

and today's games that just happened

02:02

just now

02:04

oh spurs won southampton won a good

02:06

result for southampton they play a man

02:07

down a great result for southampton

02:10

west ham down a goal to dennis who's the

02:12

secretly the best player who's on a

02:14

terrible team but west ham come back and

02:16

like watford you and score four

02:18

unanswered goals defeat watford 1-4

02:21

crystal palace put another smackdown on

02:23

norwich norwich gold the month of

02:25

december without a scoring a goal lose

02:27

three no the arsenal the arsenal uh

02:30

trophy right yeah yeah i think that

02:32

happened yeah leicester city and the

02:34

goat the result of the week putting city

02:36

six points clear lester one liverpool

02:40

nail dale and that's where we can jump

02:43

in where do you want to go yeah my list

02:45

has us talking about city and liverpool

02:48

going together going in two different

02:49

directions i want to start with my team

02:52

my team looked amazing so in the first

02:54

half city imperius they do their thing

02:57

with a score

02:59

in the first 15 minutes in this case

03:00

they scored two goals one on a regular

03:02

goal that made sense and was normal and

03:04

one on a dubious penalty our man

03:06

tillerman's getting caught for two

03:08

different penalties city are up four nil

03:10

and cruising i tweeted that it was a

03:13

city's redemption tour getting back at

03:15

all at the time of grievances it was

03:17

festivus and the airing of the

03:18

grievances city go to leeds beat them

03:21

for taking four points office last year

03:23

city go to newcastle smash them for

03:25

melee giving me a heart attack my number

03:26

one video on my youtube channel when i

03:28

watched city lose the league to

03:30

newcastle but then storm back and beat

03:31

liverpool you newcastle and then

03:34

they're just city are just like oh we

03:36

lost 5-2 to you let's just go see who

03:38

you are uh they're up for

03:41

and lester make a change

03:43

bring in cast castellano castillo

03:45

whatever the

03:46

castanya go to three at the back lookman

03:49

comes on and just like today's game

03:51

makes a difference city

03:53

lester storm back with three goals bring

03:55

this game to four three hey yeah yeah

03:58

yeah i was very very nervous uh city

04:01

just

04:01

kind of were all over the place they

04:03

weren't playing right they lost control

04:05

of the game really showed you the power

04:07

of rodri standing on the ball and

04:09

stopping things fernandinho is more of

04:11

an all-action little bit of loss of

04:13

control

04:15

city settle down get another goal from

04:18

um from la porte on a set piece city

04:20

scored all their goals into set pieces

04:22

lester have given up almost a set piece

04:24

goal per game which is pretty bad one

04:26

goal again

04:28

schmeichel gave up and city end up

04:30

cruising 6-3 if it had been three-nil it

04:33

would have felt normal but 6-3 feels

04:35

bonkers they set the record for goals in

04:37

the premier league on boxing day in a

04:39

single game uh city back

04:42

feeling normal but that was not fun i

04:45

did not enjoy that uh i was scared uh

04:50

i was in shock it felt like the man

04:53

united game when city were about to win

04:56

the league the centurion team that went

04:58

up 2-0 versus united only to have united

05:01

storm back and win 3-2 in the second

05:03

half

05:05

i sent a lot of tweets that day that

05:08

were

05:08

not cool and just like today i sent a

05:11

lot of tweets that were not cool but uh

05:14

yeah it was uh scary and worrisome

05:19

i had the weird perspective of like

05:21

i was still with family so i didn't get

05:23

i had like one eye on the tv yeah it was

05:25

it was on the tottenham match because it

05:26

was on at the same time yeah and then as

05:29

spurs were up two-nil with the red card

05:30

i was like look

05:32

either they're going to win or i'm not

05:33

going to want to see so i went to the

05:34

other room and i pop city on and by that

05:36

time it was already i think they had

05:38

just scored the fifth goal because it

05:40

was on peacock so the time by the time i

05:42

got through all the ads and all

05:43

that uh laporte was celebrating

05:46

the fifth goal so i was like oh doing

05:47

his little uh karate dance yeah yeah but

05:50

the funny thing was watching this

05:52

it felt like uh like march madness it's

05:54

like the first weekend of march madness

05:56

where like uh you've got all the scores

05:58

and the ticker in the corner this

06:00

rotating and every it almost seemed like

06:02

for like 15 minutes every time i noticed

06:04

the manchester city score it was four

06:06

nothing four one four two four three

06:08

well because leads sorry lester got

06:10

their goals in like three goals and

06:12

fifty bunches yeah yeah it was skip

06:14

petrifying uh it's fun to look through

06:17

so you know how i like to go through fbf

06:19

ref and i just read through all the

06:20

shots going through it on that one it's

06:22

really long

06:24

i think yeah between the two teams

06:26

they've got too many games 30-something

06:28

shots and 15 shots on target i mean it

06:30

was nuts lester could have easily drawn

06:33

this game or at least leveled it at 4-4

06:35

eddie made a huge shave edderson made

06:38

some huge saves it got a little crazy

06:40

and lookman came on and made a

06:42

difference and we can just segue very

06:43

quickly into today's game that just

06:45

happened

06:46

today lester vs liverpool uh

06:49

lookman comes on with tilamins and is

06:52

able to do the same thing my nine and a

06:54

half friend ian nacho was pretty good

06:55

but once lookman came on and tilamins

06:58

came on then they really pushed on and

07:00

threatened liverpool sure

07:02

liverpool

07:04

could have won this game on another day

07:06

but lester persevere and rogers

07:10

has his team

07:12

at least has a signature game to hang

07:14

his hat on uh our friend mr schmeichel

07:17

who i lament and hammer as the weak link

07:20

in the team of course he goes and saves

07:21

a penalty i was gonna say

07:23

because it makes me look like a dick

07:26

no statistically you it was really

07:28

little to argue with um yeah yeah the

07:30

thing is like today a couple of times it

07:32

wasn't like he was battered and the

07:33

weird thing is i mean liverpool missed a

07:35

ton of opportunities but they just

07:37

missed the the frame like they were

07:39

shooting it everywhere but the net i

07:41

think he ended up with like four maybe

07:43

five saves which is a very good

07:44

performance yeah which i don't believe

07:46

includes the penalty save no it doesn't

07:48

but it would be you know as an expected

07:50

goal like a penalty save is basically

07:52

stopping a goal which like undoes

07:54

everything well and the rebound that

07:56

that's what he put it off the head

07:58

right yeah so yeah i mean there's a lot

08:00

there was a lot of almost for liverpool

08:03

it almost felt like you know um

08:05

it was a regression a little bit because

08:06

they've been lucky almost that's the

08:08

thing right in order to get all of the

08:10

luck that they need to have they need to

08:12

get the robertson red card against spurs

08:14

they need to have miss a ton of chances

08:16

today because they're never going to

08:17

miss a a chance or a call the rest of

08:20

the year so wow i mean the other thing

08:22

you can do right at the end of the first

08:24

half of the season the other thing is

08:25

that we've been repeating we don't i

08:27

really still believe this

08:29

their 11 plus anfield is undefeated on

08:32

the road there's no anfield so it does

08:35

change their ability to come back it's

08:37

on the road that they're going to drop

08:39

points and they usually don't lose they

08:40

usually draw but on the road they don't

08:43

have that extra

08:45

verve that extra attack that extra

08:48

liverpoolness that anfield gives them

08:50

that i frankly no other team really in

08:52

the premier league has at their quality

08:54

like i think leeds has that but not at

08:57

not leads are not their quality

08:59

yeah but at the same time like they

09:01

deserve at least a share of the points

09:03

today right

09:05

and so whereas the last time we were

09:07

talking about you know them having a

09:09

tough game on the road i'm a little

09:11

biased but i was like they got battered

09:13

by spurs red card they really did they

09:15

should have lost the spurs and they

09:17

didn't get battered say that in fact if

09:18

arguably i don't have the expected goals

09:20

in front of me but if i were to look and

09:22

it's a little polluted a because of the

09:24

penalty b because like the penalty

09:26

chance that it created like we said the

09:28

rebound but even still right like i said

09:30

they were all over them um and and it

09:32

was a really gutsy effort from lester to

09:36

be able to find their way through that

09:38

you know and mark it up and and even

09:41

i think it was uh like balls bouncing

09:42

around in the box in the last five ten

09:44

minutes i mean it was it was like in the

09:46

box and intense you just felt like

09:49

in other games

09:52

they draw a penalty i think the they did

09:54

i know what i'm saying like i feel like

09:56

penalty that was drawn

09:58

and then

10:00

had saved by schmeichel kind of

10:03

reminded the team

10:05

we got lucky let's not dive in like it

10:08

almost seems as though defensively they

10:10

lester sort of was like okay we're gonna

10:12

play here let's not do what we normally

10:15

do and try and get this together but it

10:17

was a fun game i cheered now listen the

10:20

shots on target are out of control in

10:22

liverpool's favor 21 to 6.

10:25

you know lester only had one shot on

10:27

target but they did break in and vardy

10:29

had some chances and didn't get the shot

10:31

off so liverpool are now six points

10:34

behind city

10:36

level on games the top five are all on

10:38

19 all at the half city on 47 which

10:41

extrapolates to 94 which is about what i

10:45

said it would be liverpool are on 82 on

10:48

41. uh tied with chelsea they're

10:51

actually

10:52

have the exact same record which is

10:54

surprising because you just think just

10:56

gives you a sense of how good chelsea

10:58

had been

10:59

that liverpool who we assume are you

11:01

know champions elect and then you have

11:04

arsenal on 35 west ham on 31 all on 19

11:08

games now you spurs and united are both

11:10

on

11:11

17 matches played but that's one of your

11:13

gaming hands and you both drew so that

11:16

is a that's drop points that you know

11:19

arsenal right now are in really

11:22

good shape with a nice

11:24

four point cushion for the top yeah i

11:25

mean you look at spurs today and and the

11:27

argument that arsenal fans will have and

11:28

it's hard to refute is i'd rather have

11:30

points in the bank than games in hand

11:32

and and and they do um yeah that's what

11:34

that's mo that's what moe hater moe said

11:37

from uh from yeah no it's listen i hate

11:40

the but it's a good argument and

11:41

and going back to lester for a second i

11:43

mean by the way uh they'll finish the

11:46

festive period on new year's day with

11:48

norwich uh that's a game you should win

11:50

um then all that means is you beat

11:53

lester you had to play liverpool twice

11:54

in a week uh and you got smoked by city

11:57

in the meantime but you showed some life

11:59

right i think i think

12:00

they won today's game

12:03

uh by coming alive against city right so

12:06

let's they've scored goals they've

12:08

scored four against leicester uh aside

12:10

from three against liverpool granted it

12:12

was not exact it was liverpool in name

12:14

only um but they've been scoring goals

12:17

in bunches they haven't gotten shut out

12:18

on uh since november 20th against

12:20

chelsea so for all the we've been

12:22

giving lester it's the games where they

12:25

drew against southampton they lost to

12:26

villa they drew against leeds those are

12:29

the points where they're knocked down

12:31

from that

12:32

what seems to be perpetual uh europa

12:35

europe

12:36

contention spot to the middle of the

12:38

table but man what a big three points

12:39

today because without that even with the

12:42

draw you knocked down uh all the way to

12:44

11th you're behind brighton on goal

12:46

difference so

12:47

you know that's and when with the loss

12:49

you're you're right on par with villa so

12:51

um let's let's play

12:53

the table and they're on their way up i

12:55

think let's pair your two teams games

12:57

that you've just played you had

12:59

tottenham versus palace nice easy

13:02

relative

13:03

win a nice sort of

13:05

kante narrative

13:08

we're moving forward whatever i mean you

13:10

want it i mean it was no no but i would

13:12

say it was a good performance and i'm

13:14

gonna find which game specifically we

13:17

won three i think it was against um uh

13:19

norwich it was three nil and it was

13:21

still nervy whereas it was three-nil

13:23

against palace granted they didn't have

13:25

you know they had the red card so it was

13:26

you know a laugher for a little while in

13:28

the second half but it was end to end it

13:30

was there's one team on the pitch today

13:32

and for to do that against the palace

13:34

team that is no joke um

13:36

you know connor gallagher for what

13:38

something happened to him in that game

13:39

and i they would have said if it was

13:41

covered related but he wasn't in the

13:42

side today and we'll talk about their

13:44

performance

13:45

no he was oh it today he wasn't he

13:47

wasn't even in on the bench though which

13:49

was interesting

13:51

maybe he got hurt because he got pulled

13:52

out of this right right and so um you

13:55

know he had

13:56

crystal palace wasn't with uh didn't

13:58

have vieira but they had all their

14:00

swinging dicks otherwise and uh and and

14:02

that was a really good performance from

14:04

spurs i thought um and you had you had

14:07

players running around everywhere you

14:08

know lucas moore was at it again lucas

14:11

towering over a guy who's a guy

14:13

basically great

14:14

great

14:19

yeah yeah and then you go to today and

14:21

it's

14:22

it's just look

14:24

what i'll say is this about the var

14:26

decision i was furious about it before i

14:28

still am but listen

14:30

i can't sit here and make fun of

14:32

liverpool fans for bitching about var

14:34

and come on and about it when my

14:35

team gets because they did but

14:37

that's aside you had 10 men for

14:39

southampton for 45 i think minutes at

14:42

least 39 yeah

14:44

you need to you need to beat them i'm

14:46

sorry first of all you were you were

14:47

losing that first half like they were

14:49

much better than you

14:51

yes i would agree and that was the

14:52

interesting thing about them they got

14:53

their goal which

14:54

james

14:59

you know what that you got punched but

15:01

southampton kept coming and i thought

15:03

that was very uh very noble they're

15:05

really good they are the jekyll and hyde

15:07

team of the league they can beat you

15:09

they can draw against good teams they

15:11

have a draw against city they've beat

15:13

united they have a draw against you they

15:15

think they have a draw against liverpool

15:17

unless so yeah i mean but they've also

15:20

got

15:21

blown out like arsenal annihilated them

15:24

like they didn't even show up

15:26

so i don't know what to do with them

15:28

both of them

15:30

just move back and forth this is

15:32

the third game in a row

15:35

yes we will i promise bj uh that's the

15:38

third game in a row uh that we had a

15:41

spurs opponent take a red card at some

15:43

point during the game we had liverpool

15:44

palace oh third opponent in the league

15:46

liverpool palace and now southampton and

15:48

i had i was thinking about it watching

15:50

the game today you'd like to have more

15:52

points from that

15:53

yeah no from the spurs perspective sure

15:55

but thinking about the league in general

15:57

the way that they're sort of refereeing

15:58

it we've talked about on the show a lot

16:02

there's almost as if

16:04

the players haven't adapted to the new

16:06

way that the referees are calling the

16:08

game now uh they're they're letting

16:10

uh

16:11

more go early on they're telling you

16:13

know attacking players get up stop it

16:15

you know there was incidental contact or

16:17

whatever they're not quick

16:19

as or as quick with the the standard

16:22

fouls if you will and as a result of

16:25

that i think the temperature of these

16:26

games goes up a little bit a little bit

16:28

faster than we probably anticipated what

16:30

happens there is you get

16:32

not just

16:34

silly yellow cards but a number of silly

16:36

yellow cards right and we saw it with

16:38

zaha the other day we saw everything

16:40

going you know popping off in the layer

16:42

of pool and and spurs game and mohamed

16:45

salisu who i thought was pretty good

16:47

he's really good first 30 minutes of the

16:48

game takes two dumb yellow cards um uh

16:52

hassan hoodle gets one in between and on

16:54

the 39th minute he's gone

16:56

so granted the penalty was absolutely a

16:58

yellow card that's that's not

17:00

necessarily the point but he you know

17:02

that game had sort of been kicking off

17:03

and i've seen a lot of games this year

17:06

where uh the

17:08

the fervor of the game if you will is

17:10

kind of getting more aggressive than

17:12

years past at least on a more consistent

17:13

basis i think it makes for more

17:15

watchable entertainment i don't know

17:17

what do you think

17:18

i i i think it does and i think the big

17:21

thing

17:22

is

17:23

that i think the other piece is the

17:25

difficulty in playing this many games

17:28

the difficulty in covid there's an edge

17:32

to the christmas period there almost

17:34

always is there almost always has been

17:36

and it makes for kooky games uh you'll

17:39

get wild games where guys are tired

17:42

where guys are up and down and they get

17:44

chippy it's just another thing that

17:46

happens and i really as much as i know

17:49

you don't like craig burley but uh he

17:51

went on a rant on espn fc yesterday just

17:55

killing all the guys complaining about

17:57

the games it's like

17:59

you knew the schedule yeah okay

18:02

it's been the schedule forever

18:05

it's england's way they play this is

18:07

simply the culture of english football

18:10

shut the up

18:11

well knowing that you're getting less

18:13

games now like we were saying on the

18:14

last show

18:15

what are you talking about the other

18:17

piece is guys are like

18:20

guys are like

18:22

have coveted games off and still

18:24

complain about it like dude liverpool i

18:27

haven't watched the clock post press

18:29

conference but if he complains about

18:31

about the play you had boxing day off

18:34

yeah shut up yeah right you lost this

18:38

game because you couldn't finish

18:40

but anyway so so spurs so the so the the

18:43

southampton game you're writing it off

18:45

as a game you could have had fraser

18:46

foster the giant comes back

18:49

yeah and and the less you see of doherty

18:51

the better is that true

18:53

yeah listen and i'm gonna say something

18:55

else i love hyun's son and i love doing

18:58

the thomas and spiderman celebrations

19:00

he's been bad for most of the season

19:03

right and maybe that's not fair because

19:05

the bar is ultra high on him but you

19:07

know what if that was harry kane in that

19:09

performance today it'd be front page

19:10

news it'd be funny page news

19:12

about how england's captain can't do it

19:14

or whatever by the way the penalty he

19:16

scored today was unstoppable oh really

19:18

good really good really good penalty so

19:20

kane was actually at it and and

19:22

he was he made a great run uh you know

19:25

and he got by var but that

19:26

happens you know um and it was super

19:29

duper close i mean it happened

19:31

it's annoying and it happens

19:33

that's what i mean and so you kick on

19:36

you keep going and that was i think the

19:37

55-minute mark you still have plenty of

19:39

time um i thought the subs were good

19:42

aside from dark i thought it made sense

19:43

to take reggie on off because he was on

19:45

a yellow uh i would have gone i texted

19:48

you i would have gone with brian hill

19:49

earlier for uh region at halftime i

19:52

don't i don't think he's ready

19:55

no he's not but if you look at that

19:56

bench who is right and so yeah yeah um

19:58

you wanted somebody coming off the left

20:00

uh and and doherty just yeah no he just

20:04

not my favorite uh which is funny

20:06

because he was so good at wolves and

20:08

mourinho just shattered him broke him in

20:10

half

20:11

um they were saying that uh his last

20:14

goal

20:15

was four wolves against city

20:18

in the 3-2 game like three years ago to

20:20

the day so yeah yeah i know the game

20:23

wolves took two took

20:25

took six points

20:26

yeah i could try again

20:28

that was annoying and hurtful and made

20:30

me sad uh let's see where should we go

20:32

next let's look at the scores we've got

20:35

we talked about your team

20:37

uh let's talk

20:39

yeah let's talk about west ham so riding

20:41

the ship today and and from the neutral

20:43

perspective i thought that that was a

20:44

relatively predictable outcome uh

20:47

five minutes in i did not but um

20:50

no i i think i don't think it's a weapon

20:53

i don't think anything is predictable

20:54

well that's the thing they thought that

20:56

they were gonna write the ship yeah they

20:58

did give up the goal early but they

21:00

still are running out you know dawson

21:02

and diop in central midfield uh no rice

21:04

today he gets a he gets a

21:06

he gets a rest and mark noble scores a

21:09

penalty here's this first stat he has

21:11

now scored a goal in every year since

21:14

2006.

21:15

every calendar year so good for mark

21:18

noble and his fake running but my uh one

21:20

of my sons one of my sons from the

21:22

championship this was the jared bone

21:24

game he was awesome he set everything up

21:26

he was going all over the place i think

21:28

he had two assists uh one to suck

21:31

another one to ben rama uh just so so

21:34

good uh vlasic gets a goal late

21:37

just a lot of good stuff from bowen on

21:39

that side taking things on

21:41

i really like him and if he does want to

21:43

go to liverpool

21:44

that is a big blow for west ham west

21:46

ham's gonna be a victim of their own

21:48

success um they're gonna end up getting

21:51

really really good rice is gonna want to

21:53

leave bowen's gonna want to move on

21:56

maybe maybe antonio becomes the jamie

21:58

vardy of this group and he's the one who

22:00

sticks around but

22:02

he's he's really they're really good

22:05

and i

22:06

i'm glad that they'll be in the fight i

22:09

mean i don't think anyone any of us

22:10

expect them to stay in the top four but

22:13

they could be the

22:15

if break in case uh the team that

22:18

finishes in the top four if someone is a

22:20

breaking case of glass or glass break in

22:22

case of emergency yes break glass in

22:24

case of emergency that team where they

22:26

sort of stick around and if you up

22:29

they'll take your spot um but that

22:31

should that takes us on to arsenal who

22:33

played on boxing day they're flying now

22:35

you know granted norwich norwich loses

22:39

to arsenal five nil and then loses again

22:41

today to crystal palace three nil um but

22:44

the youth is being served by um by

22:47

arsenal sacka with two goals lacazette

22:50

with the penalty smith rowe coming on

22:51

late but this game is really about about

22:54

odegaard who we've talked about a lot

22:56

he's really pulling the strings in the

22:58

center of midfield of the attacking four

23:02

just

23:03

is calm

23:04

sees the passes he's basically could be

23:07

ozo with work rate

23:09

he's that level i mean listen ozil won

23:12

had 20 assists season so i'm not going

23:14

to say he's ozo yet but he has that

23:17

quality that ability to see what's

23:19

happening the smarts in the middle maybe

23:22

hey he did he has a david silva quality

23:24

to him a kind of hard-working

23:27

ball mover

23:28

second assist hockey assist type guy

23:31

that can that stitches everything

23:32

together

23:33

listen

23:34

as much as we don't want to give

23:37

credit to arsenal because you're a spurs

23:38

fan they're good they're beating who

23:40

they're supposed to they have a style

23:43

the question will be and we and i should

23:44

probably look at

23:46

how do they how do they perform against

23:48

city how do they perform on january 1st

23:50

right and so

23:52

um yeah i mean arsenal are firmly in the

23:54

top four conversation i don't like it

23:56

but it's it's undeniable now it's real

23:58

um

23:58

but

23:59

yeah we're gonna learn a lot about them

24:01

and i think that that's actually a good

24:02

time to get city uh and that's gonna

24:04

sound ridiculous based on there's never

24:06

a good time

24:07

no no i think that i think that now is a

24:09

good time because you don't play in this

24:11

midweek

24:13

match day if you will um you played on

24:16

boxing day you had you had a laugher so

24:18

you got to kind of take your foot off

24:20

the gas a little early there sure um

24:22

and brentford you know man city go to

24:25

brentford tough game right and then they

24:28

come home and go um maybe they won't

24:29

maybe that's not they stay in you stay

24:31

in london all the time yeah okay so then

24:33

fine but uh but yeah i mean they've got

24:35

a tough game at brentford they're gonna

24:37

have to train somewhere on the road in

24:39

between or or recover or whatever it's

24:41

not gonna be a normal

24:43

match they're away in london hanging out

24:46

on new year's eve right exactly it's not

24:49

that you know that's what i'm saying pep

24:51

talk about the early game yeah and pep

24:53

made that statement right about

24:55

uh foden and grealish hanging out and

24:57

coming in to practice not at top form

25:00

yeah so maybe he was trying to say

25:02

don't get wasted yeah please

25:06

right and not show up to practice yes so

25:08

i mean i don't know i don't know i'm

25:10

gonna give him some runs tomorrow scale

25:11

of england is such that they could play

25:13

and go back and forth but that doesn't

25:15

make sense to me i'm sure the players

25:16

would want to

25:17

stay in london i guess i don't know yeah

25:19

but it's an hour it would be an hour

25:20

flight like i don't understand why you

25:22

wouldn't but i i don't you're right i

25:23

don't know

25:24

yeah england's weird an hour flight

25:26

covid who the knows what they're

25:28

doing um but yeah so city play there are

25:31

games tomorrow uh

25:33

which is bizarre uh arsenal are playing

25:36

really really well and i am

25:38

feeling not that i'm some genius or

25:40

anything but

25:41

i did i do like what i thought i do

25:44

i do like the backing of arteta i did

25:47

i'm sure

25:48

when you and i talked about them

25:50

in the early weeks of the season after

25:51

those three losses early and they kind

25:53

of were sputtering

25:55

you know people wanted to fire arteta

25:58

and i think that world is gone and i

26:00

think

26:01

arsenal fan tv without

26:03

dt and claude and and troops is sort of

26:06

sputtering and without them losing

26:09

i don't think i've watched an arsenal

26:10

fan tv video in front of six months yeah

26:13

as i said probably three four months so

26:15

look here's the thing though all right

26:16

you've got

26:17

you know

26:18

i don't know how seriously they'll take

26:20

the efl cup against liverpool um

26:23

they should take it seriously i don't

26:24

know how seriously liverpool will take

26:26

it either um not take it seriously

26:29

no

26:30

but so they've got city on the first

26:32

liverpool one on the sixth assuming we

26:34

have two legs nottingham forest which

26:37

they should have no problem with in the

26:38

fa cup although it is away um and then

26:41

liverpool again they go to anfield

26:44

assuming that second leg happens

26:47

and then they stay in north london but

26:49

they go to uh the blue side against

26:51

spurs so um

26:53

a little bit of a gauntlet coming up for

26:54

arsenal we're gonna find out where they

26:56

are we're gonna learn a lot about them

26:57

in the next three weeks if they can stay

27:00

in the top four after those three games

27:02

i don't know what the results are

27:04

whatever well i don't know i wouldn't

27:05

consider it that because the game's in

27:07

hand and all that but if they can

27:09

look

27:10

i i don't know how much

27:12

psychologically staying in the top four

27:13

would be huge

27:15

you'll be you'll be within touching

27:16

distance though because spurs won't have

27:18

made up the games yet so yeah and united

27:19

want to make up the games yet so

27:21

regardless of that i suppose um

27:23

if you can get a result

27:26

out of either the man city or this the

27:28

tottenham match regard i don't know how

27:30

to weigh

27:31

a result in the carabao cup even though

27:33

it's a semi-final relative to those two

27:35

big games um if you can get

27:38

three points four out of three

27:42

three out of six if you can get one of

27:43

those wins or obviously yeah i mean if

27:46

honestly no i'll say the bars too if you

27:48

can get two draws that's great out of

27:50

those three games

27:52

out of the two games city and city and

27:54

ours uh tottenham

27:56

wait don't they oh the liverpool is efl

27:58

both liverpool's or the efl oh okay

28:01

oh out of those two games if you can get

28:03

two two points is the bar it uh is a

28:06

successful

28:07

run the over under is two yeah and and

28:10

like i said i don't know how to weigh

28:12

if you go through against liverpool if

28:14

you look good against them you know i

28:16

mean like and by the way that's like as

28:18

i said earlier about lester that's going

28:20

to be liverpool and name only at least

28:22

for the first match with klopp bitching

28:23

about all the he is and i think the

28:26

second match everybody will be gone by

28:27

that point for afghan so you sure

28:30

aren't gonna get anybody for that that's

28:31

right and then they get the two weeks

28:33

off that there's a break

28:35

their league does well the league but

28:37

that's what i mean you're playing three

28:38

games in that time if you're if you're

28:39

arsenal so um and then

28:42

that's all you mean after the burnley

28:43

match on the 22nd after liverpool it's

28:46

two weeks until they play so here's the

28:47

question i mean all these clubs are

28:49

going to have midweek matches and i know

28:51

that they're used to this

28:53

um

28:54

in in postponing games and rescheduling

28:56

them not even from kovan mod stuff just

28:58

from all the teams that succeed in

29:00

europe and have to postpone games later

29:01

in the year but

29:03

where do we think

29:04

those games go

29:06

right like they just they squeeze them

29:07

in it's really weird they'll be like fa

29:09

cup weekends that if teams get knocked

29:11

out they'll be informed of them

29:14

literally as they come they'll be like

29:15

ah they're playing it'll just happen

29:17

because i remember

29:19

1314 city had a game in hand

29:22

for most of the season and were always

29:24

behind liverpool and literally made it

29:25

up right at the end boom boom and then

29:27

won the league in the last day it was

29:28

the first day we had been in first place

29:30

yeah that's right that's right

29:32

because we had to a makeup game versus

29:34

palace sometime in this in the spring

29:37

i do think and it does seem that we were

29:40

thankfully hopefully prophetic in um the

29:43

entire

29:46

the way that omicron is affecting the

29:48

league right and so uh it does seem like

29:50

it's a rollercoaster it's gonna go

29:51

straight up and come right back down uh

29:53

as a result of

29:55

you know the the severity of this and as

29:58

they're forcing players like a lot of

30:01

they're really pushing vaccines on

30:03

players hard sure a lot of players are

30:06

getting it then there's a lot of

30:07

vaccines like for instance i saw

30:09

something that

30:10

is it

30:11

arsenal or maybe it's your team or

30:13

somebody to go play in renz

30:16

you must be double vaxxed or you can't

30:18

play they won't even let you in the

30:19

country

30:20

so well i don't know i don't know how

30:22

many players from spurs are

30:24

double backs but there'll be a

30:27

subsection of the squad that will be i

30:29

guess oh sure well i'm not even worried

30:31

so much about that part of it what i'm

30:33

saying is

30:34

as the those everybody's seen these

30:37

charts that go right up and it does seem

30:40

that

30:41

the hospitalizations and all that stuff

30:42

is not following suit which is of course

30:45

what you hope for and what you want

30:47

um

30:48

so with that in mind everybody does seem

30:51

albeit slowly to be taking a deep breath

30:53

and it seems as though

30:55

it's like i said it's kind of like the

30:57

chicken box right like how everybody

30:58

sort of is getting it all at once get it

31:00

through it's not severe thankfully and

31:04

we kick on right so um what once was a

31:08

very you know scary situation seems i'm

31:11

just like i'm just glad they're not they

31:12

didn't do a shutdown and try and close

31:14

down and and listen to the players just

31:16

we have to keep going we have to keep

31:18

going yeah um and and i i just want to

31:21

just

31:22

reiterate that we just have to keep

31:24

going because this stuff matters it

31:26

matters to our show it matters to our

31:29

lives we need the games to keep

31:32

going well and with everything

31:35

right like we're gonna

31:37

next season is gonna come really fast

31:38

and then it's gonna stop for a month so

31:40

we need to get this going so let's

31:42

go

31:43

let's let's get into chelsea who played

31:45

on boxing day and i think big for them

31:49

once again they get two penalties to

31:51

georginio just with that

31:53

georginio hop step but the big piece is

31:55

the lukaku lukaku scores a header comes

31:58

on changes the game scores a header on a

32:00

on a nice cross and then has a

32:03

real son of a

32:05

freight train

32:07

run through the field shrugs off

32:09

defenders then gets brought down for the

32:11

final penalty to really put the game

32:13

away uh you know chelsea are still

32:15

having problems with creativity they're

32:18

sort of similar to spurs

32:20

in this regard where they're

32:22

solid defensively play with this wing

32:25

back thing but i think that the wing

32:27

back thing you sacrifice some creativity

32:31

and they just can't seem to get the

32:33

right combinations of players in kante

32:36

georginio is a better combination uh but

32:38

now kante's out again uh rhys james is

32:41

sort of off the boil they've lost that

32:43

uh chill well creativity so they're

32:45

having a hard time they were scoring

32:47

goals from defense but if they can get

32:49

lukaku back into the games

32:51

i do believe that service from reese

32:54

james poor man's trent alexander arnold

32:56

will get them the goals they need

32:58

especially with mount and pulisic and zh

33:02

all those players that are all the same

33:04

they need that difference player in

33:06

lukaku right they need that different

33:08

player and i think another thing if we

33:10

sort of segue very quickly

33:13

men united have the same problem they

33:14

have all the same player

33:16

yeah they need that difference maker and

33:18

you've talked about it with first

33:20

these teams that are really good on the

33:22

break but when teams sit deep have a

33:25

hard time you when you have

33:28

teams sitting in deep

33:30

you need a lot of different types of

33:31

players because you need to try

33:33

different because the teams will

33:36

figure out what you can do you need to

33:38

do different all the time you're

33:39

like we need to cross sometimes

33:41

sometimes we need to try and go in

33:42

behind sometimes we need to go out wide

33:44

sometimes we need to try and play

33:45

through the middle you need to mix it up

33:47

and if you don't have the players to mix

33:48

it up you won't break teams down and

33:51

villa i think we're kind of

33:53

kind of their own downfall giving away

33:55

penalties annoyingly i

33:58

i get why teams get called penalties i

34:00

get it's the history of football

34:02

i get it i get it i understand it i

34:05

really hate penalties

34:07

yeah

34:08

uh and chelsea have been living

34:10

very very well with them this year it's

34:12

almost as if they're the new man united

34:13

right and georgina is the new bruno

34:15

well he had he let he leads the team in

34:17

scoring again from

34:19

right exactly

34:20

but you're but you're a function of it's

34:22

your team right like they have players

34:24

who can draw penalties right they have

34:26

super

34:27

skillful shifts

34:29

without question and you're in the area

34:31

it's not like you're being fouled 20

34:32

yards from goal you're being fouled in

34:34

definitive scoring opportunities um yeah

34:38

yeah i'm excited for the chelsea

34:39

brighton game tomorrow i you know and

34:41

and to go back to that uh lukaku run

34:44

uh from boxing day

34:46

it was as if it was like a war movie

34:48

where he's the main villain and a bunch

34:50

of no-name characters are trying to kill

34:52

him and he's like the super boss and

34:53

he's just dispatching them on a horse as

34:55

he's flying by them so now it was sick

34:58

um yeah it was great my mom was here and

35:01

didn't doesn't know anything about

35:02

football

35:03

she just immediately captured he's like

35:05

who the that guy

35:07

right it just immediately stood out he

35:09

has presence you see him he's

35:12

he's big he's black he's strong he looks

35:15

different from the rest of these little

35:17

tiny european guys that you think of not

35:19

eating after world war ii because

35:20

there's a famine right they all look

35:22

real skinny and sick especially like

35:24

werner and and caverts they look

35:26

like they initiated like they just got

35:28

out of some place that they didn't want

35:30

to be that someone played you know what

35:31

i mean

35:33

so lukaku does not look like that he

35:35

looks healthy no he looks well-fed yeah

35:38

and a machine he might be a guard at one

35:40

of those places that you can put that

35:42

you don't want to be at in this other

35:43

worldly place but don't talk about that

35:45

because we're live

35:47

live

35:49

um but no i'm excited to see the

35:51

brighton gaming heart there's listen

35:53

did you i didn't even get to see the

35:55

trasard goal that he that's my team i

35:58

did

35:59

so we're we're big on big on brighton

36:01

and and here's the thing granted it will

36:03

be with a game in hand but if they go if

36:05

they go past brighton tomorrow they will

36:07

be three points clear of liverpool and

36:09

only three points off of city now that

36:12

if you would have told me liverpool

36:14

liverpool wins today and they're on 44

36:16

and they're on 20 games played oh well

36:18

well city will actually will match then

36:20

theoretically right if chelsea win you

36:22

have to assume city win so gets into

36:24

that you play i play yeah yeah they're

36:26

still six point back fine yeah but

36:30

it's gonna be interesting if chelsea go

36:31

top of of liverpool tomorrow because

36:34

here we were for a long time sitting

36:36

here saying this is a two horse race um

36:39

you know they're they're really off it

36:41

and then chuck and liverpool dropped

36:43

five points in the last two games and

36:45

all of a sudden chelsea are going ahead

36:47

of them so yeah yeah well i mean it's

36:49

it's always you know two games it's

36:50

always a two-game swing like right you

36:52

start dropping points it they go very

36:54

very quickly and you're like what

36:56

the happened well and and i think

36:58

let me let's let's

37:00

let's classify that a little bit right

37:01

or qualify we've always said that we

37:03

think and

37:05

if liverpool has you know the ability

37:07

they are the one to eleven probably

37:09

better than the city but the depth we've

37:11

we've beaten that horse quite a bit yeah

37:13

um

37:14

but we've also beaten the afcon horse a

37:16

bit and that's coming up soon and

37:18

chelsea's not gonna be nearly as

37:20

affected by it they will be affected

37:22

kepp is gonna have to play some games

37:24

but that's a big big big big change well

37:28

is it a bigger change than money and

37:29

salah not being there

37:31

no it's not as big a change so so i

37:33

think i think that jared bowen's gonna

37:34

go to go to go to the the window's gonna

37:37

open and they're gonna buy it like that

37:39

might be that might be the case that

37:40

might be the facebook uh yeah right

37:43

right oh can you uh when can you start

37:45

tuesday oh terrific

37:47

exactly yeah but i hired if if chelsea

37:50

go ahead of liverpool going into the new

37:52

year with afcon coming up yeah there's a

37:55

lot of you know

37:57

there's a lot to play i mean there's a

37:58

lot to play for i mean i i don't think

38:01

it's a foregone conclusion that city

38:03

wins this league i mean

38:05

it feels that way because of the gear

38:08

that city has kicked on into

38:10

scoring you know 23 goals in the month

38:12

of december

38:14

making up all the all the ground but

38:17

they're still just a few games away from

38:20

grinding a game out where they draw with

38:22

southampton and people and the where is

38:24

the striker that city is going to get uh

38:26

comes on for instance city stole their

38:28

only striker this week yeah

38:31

yeah we sold spain's striker

38:35

to barcelona for a makes you

38:37

wonder if there's something coming but

38:40

i mean i think they're putting money in

38:41

their pocket and well i'm getting past

38:43

afcon right city

38:45

if we fast forward to march first let's

38:48

say um

38:50

and cities playing champions league

38:52

knockout games

38:54

do they does their eye wander on the

38:56

league which they've won a handful of

38:58

times in recent years no that

39:00

you don't think it does you know you

39:01

don't think that they prioritize that

39:03

city does not do that

39:06

you don't think after last year no

39:09

never okay that's not we'll do it

39:12

because the reason why i say that is we

39:14

always push even for league cups when we

39:16

shouldn't have pushed for fa cups when

39:18

we shouldn't have like but even always

39:20

always always try and win everything

39:21

sure

39:22

even and even if they did

39:25

their as we say 15 16 17 18 are just as

39:29

good as your 8 9 10 11. so there's

39:32

something that'll be fine yeah they'll

39:33

be standards are different yeah but yeah

39:35

if they get a couple of injuries they're

39:37

going to be you're right they're going

39:38

to be flying on well three funds i guess

39:41

instead of four

39:42

right the only the only injury that i

39:44

worry about for city is diaz

39:48

yeah right because he's the same he's

39:49

the only one

39:51

player that now i think that stones and

39:54

laporte are fine they they would be okay

39:57

but diaz's has a little bit of something

39:59

extra i do worry i don't know what

40:02

happened to kyle walker he just

40:04

disappeared again he'll be back i'm sure

40:06

did pep make him an person i think he i

40:08

think he's he's you know he's in the

40:10

ministry of love uh taking notes from

40:12

goldberg and he wants to know how many

40:14

fingers are being held up uh so that's

40:16

my:

40:18

talking the good stuff so i don't know

40:20

where kyle walker is i'm sure he'll be

40:22

back he got a red card for one game and

40:23

now he's gets unburned you look like

40:26

yeah by the way speaking of uh our

40:27

orwellian friends you look like you're

40:30

hiding from the government right now i

40:32

am hiding from the government

40:34

we are broadcasting live from somewhere

40:36

in an undisclosed location i mean you

40:38

know you you could really just you want

40:40

to see the garage i mean no no no no no

40:41

no i'm just saying we're just talking

40:42

you want you want

40:44

garbage back here boxes and doom um

40:47

that's all the that's all the stuff

40:48

they're looking for

40:50

yes exactly exactly i've got everything

40:52

here um yeah i have all this stuff from

40:54

january 6th uh all the notes

40:57

you're the guy with the horns right so i

41:00

do want to talk brighton brightened we

41:02

in a battle of our we we we targeted

41:04

this game a while ago in the battle of

41:06

bettors and bees and bugs

41:09

so brentford didn't really do much in

41:11

this game it was really one of the

41:13

better

41:14

better brighton performances of late

41:17

it was really even i mean even to the

41:19

point of like possession 51 percent to

41:22

brighton 49 percent to brentford

41:25

467 passes for brighton 454 for brighton

41:29

so it was a really close game of two

41:31

even teams both

41:33

showing their own different types of

41:34

philosophies uh but in this game it's

41:37

the finishing of uh trussard and no no

41:41

mopey as i'm gonna call them from now on

41:42

the sodomy brothers if you're in on the

41:44

show if you are one of the squeaky bums

41:47

you will know what the sodomy brothers

41:49

are uh because of mopey's antics and i

41:51

think trossard is in that too he's a

41:53

little

41:55

belgian he you know he uses french fries

41:58

chocolates in interesting ways sometimes

41:59

with mayonnaise sometimes without it but

42:02

if that's what you're saying mayonnaise

42:05

[Laughter]

42:07

so uh he he scores an amazing chip on an

42:09

amazing pass no basuma in this game i

42:11

don't know if he's got court cases or

42:14

just is missing or i don't know what

42:16

he's up to

42:18

he hasn't been around but um

42:22

no not in bueno

42:24

there's a different umber guy

42:28

that's the one

42:29

the zambian he he puts he puts trossard

42:32

through on and then the the flip is

42:34

amazing this is one of those cases where

42:36

brentford's bad goalkeeper makes a bad

42:39

play and we know that their goalkeeper's

42:41

been out all year that's on him he

42:43

shouldn't have been nowhere near that

42:44

ball but trust hard finishes well and

42:46

then um mopey does enough scores another

42:49

one on the break that's just

42:51

you know the the narrative for brighton

42:53

is if they are finishing

42:55

they are winning

42:57

oh because they play so so well uh we

43:00

had a danny welbeck sighting which made

43:02

me nervous i'm like

43:04

what is what is it about wells that

43:07

makes him so cool is it just that he's

43:09

hard work he must be like super duper

43:11

professional shows up comes to work gets

43:14

injured works hard in recovery comes

43:16

back and gets in you're never i mean

43:18

he's not good at the arsenal well going

43:20

back to the arsenal days there was so

43:21

much made about him but like you said

43:23

you never heard anything from him he's

43:25

just cool as a cucumber going about his

43:27

business and it's not to say that he's

43:29

the best player in the league be like

43:30

that guy's been around for like

43:32

15 years yeah he was on united he was

43:34

part of the united group that was right

43:36

you know the last the last uh ferguson

43:39

team the ferguson kids essentially yeah

43:41

the last one yeah yeah him and cleverly

43:43

and uh smalling and phil jones right but

43:47

yeah no it's it's that group

43:50

it's one of those where it's just like

43:51

he's bounced around but he's always been

43:54

if he's available if he's if he's

43:55

healthy he plays which is weird and he

43:57

still can't shoot which is you know

44:00

awesome for him but uh yeah like we said

44:02

bretton brentford brighton play chelsea

44:04

so that should be good uh brighton are

44:07

fine i mean if we look if we go into the

44:09

table and look at the standings we do

44:10

have one last thing

44:12

just to cover

44:13

uh newcastle playing

44:15

uh united

44:17

that was poor from united but

44:20

the big thing in that game the takeaway

44:22

isn't united playing the way they had

44:24

played under ole because it's still the

44:26

same players

44:27

the big thing for me is

44:30

newcastle showed life like they fought

44:32

they had this game

44:34

won

44:35

and if it weren't for a couple of bad

44:37

finishes here or there they would have

44:39

beat united no problem hit the post

44:41

twice dahaya is the number one

44:44

goalkeeper in the league in um expected

44:48

goals saved so he's on plus six

44:51

six goals saved is a fuckton which says

44:54

that united are actually lucky they

44:56

should be worse

44:58

than they are uh which is shocking

45:00

considering

45:01

what players are there and i think

45:03

they're still suffering from the same

45:04

problems of that they have a lot of the

45:06

same players and what's worse

45:09

united have a lot of the same players

45:11

who all think that they're the best

45:13

player on the team they need more

45:16

water carriers or guys who run and will

45:19

fight i did see ronaldo running back but

45:22

the system that they're playing with

45:23

this two two two two thing it doesn't

45:25

appear to be working

45:27

uh it doesn't seem like

45:29

uh ralph rangnick has got them

45:32

humming yet

45:34

i mean when you could just oppose it to

45:35

kante

45:37

sure kante's had eight games but within

45:39

a game or two you could tell it was like

45:41

oh something changed uh the attitude of

45:45

of united has not changed we talked

45:47

about how light their schedule is and

45:49

it's still

45:50

unbelievably light so they have burnley

45:55

wolves villa

45:56

villa again west ham burnley southampton

46:00

leeds they should be able to make hay

46:03

they don't really play another good team

46:05

until march yeah that these are

46:08

the points where you're like come on uh

46:10

if if they're on 30 they're basically

46:12

they're they're in the same spot spurs

46:14

are right and then uh that

46:17

that draw feels like come on

46:20

you cannot lose to you cannot draw up in

46:22

this castle i don't care

46:25

they have

46:26

one win

46:27

going back to going back to well our

46:29

friend mo right like points points in

46:32

the bank rather than games in hand west

46:34

ham are currently in seventh place i

46:36

don't want to hear it they're in fifth

46:37

whatever they're a point ahead of spurs

46:39

and they're three points ahead of united

46:40

and like we said with their schedules

46:42

those are points that should be in the

46:44

bank we expect them to be in the bank

46:45

for both teams west ham are despite the

46:48

fact they won today seventh place but

46:50

but united

46:52

they're gonna struggle to catch arsenal

46:54

which sounds so ridiculous if

46:56

they don't pick up the points that you

46:58

need to pick up because that's what

46:59

arsenal does right united are the are

47:02

literally they're jekyll and hyde right

47:03

because you've got arsenal who do their

47:06

business until it's time to really pay

47:08

the bills and then they run out of

47:09

money and united are the

47:11

opposite they're penny smart and dollar

47:13

stupid right so you're actually right

47:16

they're the opposite of each other

47:17

arsenal have a way to play a philosophy

47:19

of playing that will beat most of the

47:23

less quality teams and united have all

47:26

the quality and don't have a way to play

47:28

which means when they play big teams

47:31

and they can sit back and don't have to

47:32

take the opposition take on the

47:34

opposition they have a better chance

47:35

when they can play on the break now

47:37

granted they got blown out by liverpool

47:39

and city and all that and that's what

47:41

that's gonna happen i'm not saying that

47:42

they're undefeated against the big six

47:44

but no absolutely like they're they're

47:45

still

47:46

they're a giant killer

47:48

and they struggle that you know they're

47:50

the elephants mean i mean here's the

47:52

here's the thing right this is the crazy

47:54

number right arsenal on 19 games have 32

47:57

goals man united on 17

47:59

they've only scored 27 goals yeah and

48:02

spurs just spurs well it's nuno related

48:05

i get it but spurs right but they've at

48:06

least come back they were bottom three

48:09

ten games in yeah yeah and the stat you

48:11

said the other day when they went from

48:12

literally worse to first as far as

48:14

distance covered that's a big deal right

48:16

yeah um but let me talk about newcastle

48:18

for a second because yeah they're in

48:20

trouble

48:21

i like this is this is really going to

48:23

be shut up put up or shut up time for

48:25

them because they're i just had their

48:26

schedule um but they need got two games

48:29

that they can win they need but look

48:30

that's a great point for them okay oh

48:33

fantastic huge because you're you're

48:35

you're now one win away from safety as

48:38

it stands currently of course um

48:41

but you've got

48:43

right southampton and watford and leeds

48:46

are your next three premier league

48:48

matches okay

48:49

which means those are all winnable games

48:52

for you

48:52

you need to win one of those games if

48:54

you can

48:56

we're talking okay points four points

48:58

would be good if you drop all three of

49:00

those games yeah

49:02

including one to watford including one

49:04

two leads two teams that you were trying

49:07

to basically replace yourself in the

49:09

relegation zone with you're in a deep

49:11

deep hole now they have a major problem

49:13

and we don't know the status of them

49:16

wilson and same maximum went out of that

49:18

game yes they did and that effectively

49:20

leaves them with nobody

49:22

by the way i want to give you the most

49:24

damning

49:25

stat that i can for west ham first of

49:28

all

49:29

they are

49:31

out of oh wait what did i do i i had a i

49:34

had a stat for you

49:35

out of the big five leagues out of 90

49:38

eight teams

49:40

they are the worst team in expected

49:44

goal difference

49:45

wow

49:46

west ham minus 0.95 in the big five

49:50

yes in the big five out of 98 teams they

49:52

are the worst

49:54

uh lawrence our 94th your beloved solar

49:57

and atina sitting at 95th then we have

50:00

species don't have an owner still i'm

50:02

we're gonna wait we're gonna wait we're

50:03

gonna see how this thing happens so the

50:05

deadline is november uh december 31st

50:07

i'm very i'm waiting with bated breath

50:09

to see if my beloved uh salantana gets

50:12

uh relegated halfway through the season

50:15

yeah so

50:16

newcastle are the worst team in the

50:19

division in the big they are actually

50:22

not the west end no that's

50:25

i meant new castle okay no that makes

50:26

sense okay yes yes yes sorry yeah and

50:29

yeah like you said if they take the only

50:31

two players with attacking prowess or

50:33

finishing out of that lineup holy

50:36

now they're really really bad yeah they

50:38

are in trouble uh but i i do you know

50:41

they they just

50:43

they've just got to be better than two

50:45

of those teams down the stretch yeah

50:46

there's 19 games to go

50:49

35 points will do it that means they

50:51

need to pick up 15 out of they almost

50:54

need a point a little less than a point

50:56

per game for the rest of the way and

50:57

they haven't been close to that yeah so

50:59

uh we want them to stay because we want

51:01

to see what they're going to do

51:03

but uh effectively i want this whole

51:05

thing to be delayed by three to four

51:07

years i want them to go down that

51:08

dude if they go down it's no they you

51:10

don't just come back up

51:13

they wouldn't just sell the team right

51:14

like you don't think they'd just take

51:15

their losses and walk away dude you

51:17

never know you never know

51:20

yeah

51:21

things get weird in the championship

51:24

very quickly and you can ask derby

51:26

county who are on

51:28

who have a are you ready for it go for

51:30

it 21 point deduction

51:34

the old 21

51:35

and the only reason i bring it up is

51:37

because wayne rooney is is is managing

51:39

his balls off at that team he's

51:41

like an ass like they could they have

51:44

every reason to disappear and they're on

51:46

only a minus two goal difference but on

51:48

seven points because they have they have

51:50

the the points of

51:52

three eighteen they have a 28 point

51:55

yeah they're around 28 points but listed

51:57

at only seven the goal for that like if

52:00

he keeps them up he's literally the

52:02

greatest manager of all time

52:05

wow and by the way look go look at his

52:07

face go look at his videos because he's

52:09

36 years old no 36 year old has ever

52:12

looked worse no he's he looks like he's

52:15

like 57. first of all he looks like

52:17

steve bruce yeah he's getting bloated

52:20

his hair is gray and he stopped getting

52:22

plugs so his hair is now actually back

52:24

to its natural state of bald and weird

52:27

so uh just your your your classic uh

52:30

reviews from the championship check out

52:32

derby uh it's getting tight up there uh

52:35

with bournemouth on 46 fulham on 45

52:39

and my beloved blackburn rovers on 42

52:42

between with my friend ben brereton diaz

52:45

who once he became diaz became the

52:48

greatest striker the championship has

52:49

ever seen right that's right you

52:50

mentioned that he's only 22. so he's the

52:52

type of player that actually

52:55

has a chance at coming up right all of a

52:57

sudden you become a good striker you

53:00

have a chance at getting bought and

53:01

going up i'll totally sell

53:04

well then you'll be one of them

53:06

yeah yeah oh yeah for sure

53:07

you know one of my friends whether they

53:09

get up or not right if he doesn't make

53:10

it he'll want to move uh is there

53:12

anything else we have more games

53:14

tomorrow tomorrow we do tomorrow we do

53:16

we have we have rent we talked about it

53:17

bradford city chelsea brighton man

53:19

united burnley and then we'll talk to

53:20

you after those ones um but yeah it's uh

53:24

it's been a hell of a:

53:26

is my last show for the year because i'm

53:27

going to be in the college football

53:28

playoff because of michigan uh but so

53:31

laurent might be coming to you solo the

53:33

the end of the week here but yeah i mean

53:36

uh

53:37

year in view real quick tottenham had

53:38

three managers

53:40

that's awesome yeah maybe i'll maybe

53:43

i'll do like a team of the season uh

53:45

superlatives not really go through

53:47

everything because i'll do the scores do

53:49

my team of the season do my manager of

53:51

the season and you can share yours and

53:53

you know just start picking up yeah yeah

53:55

i'll send you all my stuff and you'll

53:56

read it off we'll just we'll just go

53:57

through that and we'll argue because uh

53:59

i

54:00

city always get jobs in these things

54:02

because they're too good which is weird

54:04

it'll be like player of the season so

54:06

far it's the personality thing

54:08

but it has to be salah right there's no

54:09

argument uh yeah yeah despite today it

54:13

has to be mo salah um let's see player

54:16

of the season you know what

54:18

i would give a shout it's not it's not

54:20

close it's salah but diego is right

54:23

there too i think um

54:25

emmanuel dennis is a fine no best he

54:28

he's a he made uh he made he made robbie

54:31

musto's team of the season yeah yeah

54:33

okay he's on he's on eight and six yeah

54:36

that's crazy yeah for a team that's

54:38

awful let me think

54:39

you know what uh and it's taheah and i

54:42

don't i i can't say it's not to haya in

54:44

that there has ev consensus is ramsdale

54:47

for goalkeeper which i don't agree with

54:50

i don't agree with either he's been

54:51

really good but i mean

54:54

uh

54:55

yeah all right so listen there's three

54:58

for me it's uh ramsdell

55:00

is in the conversation it's de gea

55:02

though but i think the dark horse here

55:05

is hugo hugo lloris because the team

55:07

around him has been really bad

55:09

and he like i said he's a world-class

55:11

goalkeeper he always has been and uh

55:14

here's the problem we have the stats we

55:17

know who the best well i know oh and

55:19

let's talk about this real quick because

55:20

because bj uh texted me about this the

55:22

other day he he bought that map that you

55:24

posted in there hey

55:25

so it was cool it was really cool he was

55:27

showing me pictures of it and stuff yeah

55:28

that one's crazy though he got hit by it

55:30

he got it from santa so that's cool yeah

55:32

um so yeah i mean it's it's really

55:35

it's been it's been cool growing i think

55:37

ng back to like the review of:

55:40

we've we've kind of grown the show quite

55:43

a bit we've grown uh the

55:45

community around the show if you will uh

55:48

and it's been cool to kind of get to

55:49

know a couple of people and and chat

55:51

alongside with them as we do this silly

55:53

thing so uh

55:55

so yeah

55:56

and i got to see laurent which i'll post

55:58

that picture i finally got the pictures

55:59

from the wedding so i got to take a

56:00

picture with laurent which

56:02

you know half of us look good uh but

56:05

off of my hair

56:06

my hair looks good but my face is

56:08

getting i'm looking more and more like

56:09

wayne rooney he actually looks like me

56:11

this is what's happening but i've got

56:13

11 years on him yeah him

56:16

anyway

56:17

let's get it all right i gotta do my i

56:19

gotta get my out outro that was the

56:21

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56:23

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56:45

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