Episode # 142 – Top Four Race: Man United, Tottenham Stumble While Arsenal Score Big Win

In Episode #142 of the Squeaky Bum Time Podcast, Mike and Laurent discuss the battering Spurs took at Tottenham at the hands of Southampton. The continued lack of urgency from Manchester United at Burnley and the rest of the midweek fixtures.

  • One-nil, to the Arsenal! In a big win vs Wolves.
  • West Ham, scratch and claw their way to win amid the Zouma controversy.
  • The relegation battle is heading up with Burnley, Norwich and Newcastle getting draws or the win…. (while dragging Everton down)
  • Gerrard goes head to head with Bielsa in a thrilling Aston Villa 3-3 Leeds United draw at Villa Park.

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Transcript

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hello and welcome to the squeaky bum

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time podcast it is friday february 11th

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in this episode manchester united

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continue to drop points points points

00:12

the relegation battle may have a new

00:14

friend but first mike are you ready for

00:17

some football and by that i mean the

00:19

super bowl in tottenham yeah our friends

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at chop sports want to know oh my god

00:24

i want it to happen not because it's a

00:26

revenue generating uh piece for spurs

00:29

not because i want the super bowl to be

00:31

earlier and i want to go to sleep but

00:32

because all these [ __ ] knuckle

00:34

draggers who don't know what the [ __ ]

00:36

they're talking about would happen

00:39

i guess shut the [ __ ] up you goddamn

00:42

morons it is such an opportunity not

00:45

just for tottenham but for the world to

00:47

be like oh the super bowl is a spectacle

00:49

we talk about on the show all the time

00:51

about how the champions league final is

00:53

like uh there was like 40 minutes of

00:55

pre-game we have two weeks for the super

00:57

bowl this is our opportunity to show

00:59

europe hey this is actually how you do

01:02

it this way right so i'm your point i

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want it i want it

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and then i have a follow-up because it

01:08

trucked in and then we'll do the scores

01:10

but it's so interesting that like oh i

01:12

guess i've been to north london it is a

01:14

[ __ ] [ __ ] so i want to know

01:18

where they're going to pop up radio row

01:20

right like everything is so condensed

01:21

it's effective

01:23

well they they would do it like in

01:25

london where they do the studios for the

01:26

bbc

01:28

yeah for the day of the game they'd go

01:29

there but they would

01:31

like when it was in new york right right

01:32

the idea of pre-gaming they would just

01:35

destroy london

01:37

oh my god i know i know there's that's

01:39

the thing there's no parking lots no no

01:41

you just have to be in the streets but

01:42

there's pubs right so they would

01:44

actually what they might do which would

01:46

be awesome if they took over the number

01:48

eight if they took over the billy nick

01:49

and like all of these other problems

01:50

around the stadium and they're like hey

01:53

we're gonna give you

01:54

what do you usually make on a game day

01:55

cool we'll triple it we own this pub

01:57

today yeah right like

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now i do have a question

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how big and then we'll go into the

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scores how big would a

02:05

premier league playoff final b let's say

02:08

they took the top four and just did one

02:10

v four two three and then then the

02:13

winner of two three plays one four so

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you have to look at it two ways would it

02:17

be for the last champions league spot

02:19

like it is with no it would

02:23

it would be it would be bigger than the

02:25

super bowl immediately immediately but

02:27

what if they moved it around the world

02:29

and we're just like it's gonna be in

02:31

singapore but you knew

02:32

five years in advance no it has to be a

02:35

wembley it has to okay but they but the

02:37

fa would be like ah

02:38

don't [ __ ] with our money right they

02:40

might get in trouble around things i

02:41

don't like that it's not but it has to

02:43

be so they're talking about it in

02:44

germany to sort of break the bayern

02:46

munich thing of maybe having a playoffs

02:49

in germany to determine the champion uh

02:52

oh you might helps make things more

02:54

random

02:55

well it makes the season longer because

02:57

usually in germany the season's over by

02:59

now

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because nobody [ __ ] cares yeah but

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the question i have is clear what the

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final wouldn't be two legs but would the

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playoffs be two legs

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would have to be two legs yes then that

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means byron's gonna win anyway

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yeah and that means liverpool's gonna

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win uh

03:16

yeah

03:18

yeah

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but as long as you don't [ __ ] with the

03:20

champions league there's no difference

03:21

between top four and finishing first

03:24

so who cares there's a trophy

03:26

but i mean aside from that right so

03:28

money-wise you downplay the actual first

03:31

place

03:32

finisher then

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yes right

03:35

yeah i'm all for it i'm absolutely all

03:37

for it yeah yeah especially

03:39

i have not because my team finds ways to

03:41

lose these [ __ ] exactly you are you

03:44

you unequivocally have the most to lose

03:47

and it's not even close

03:49

right

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do something stupid yeah yeah yeah

03:52

all right a great idea let's get into

03:54

the scores and then you can talk about

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how yeah i want to kill myself for you

03:58

okay let us go through the scores west

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ham scratch and bite and claw their way

04:04

past watford what nil uh with my boy and

04:07

son bowen scoring the winner good for

04:10

them newcastle united welcome their new

04:12

friends to the relegation fight everton

04:14

they played well kieran trippier looking

04:16

like spurs carrying trippier with the

04:19

free kick say maximum bossing it if i

04:22

can love saint maximum more i don't know

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how i could manchester united put up a

04:27

2.1 in expected goals to burnley's 0.6

04:30

but draw at turf more oh the blue birds

04:32

are out but burnley's burnley game ever

04:35

yeah the bernalillo game i do think and

04:37

i will talk about when we get closer to

04:39

the game and then southampton you can

04:41

admit it they [ __ ] killed spurs in

04:44

the first half like scary kills and they

04:46

win 3-2 on a very good and fun game

04:50

winners claw their way forward 1-1 with

04:54

zaha scoring an amazing goal and then

04:56

taking the worst penalty i've ever seen

04:58

they should have won their game that was

04:59

the first time i've ever watched

05:00

highlights and gallagher wasn't in them

05:02

city crews they're at the point of just

05:04

like they're so good they're so boring

05:06

they are now in albert pujols mode they

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win two nil versus brentford johnson

05:10

don't cover back they didn't cover i

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thought about it i didn't bet on them

05:14

they were two and a half i've never seen

05:16

i mean i haven't two and a half gold

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favorite yeah i haven't seen this since

05:19

like they played norwich and i went that

05:21

is brutal

05:23

and leads in gerard versus bielsa at

05:26

villa park

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it's tied on it is a tie unexpected

05:30

goals and a tie on the field 3-3 i think

05:33

we have an emerging new english hero in

05:36

jacob ramsey he is incredible and then

05:39

liverpool dispatch of center backless

05:43

leicester city two-nil at home uh giotta

05:46

bosses the game and regular service is

05:49

resumed i will add in chelsea advance to

05:52

the final of the club world cup that's

05:54

where they were oh an arsenal win one

05:57

nil versus the kitty cats of wolves i

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kinda had a feeling either it was gonna

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be nil nil or arsenal would win one nil

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but they

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celebrated little bit too hard for uh

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for for

06:09

for uh wolves's uh liking but where do

06:13

you want to go you can choose well

06:16

united south hampton or we have to start

06:19

with spurs and i don't want to and and i

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just

06:22

that was brutal oh that went hard man

06:25

that one hurt um

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i think

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there's a case start can i go back one

06:30

step yeah just let before you start on

06:33

the lamenting about spurs

06:34

southampton are really [ __ ] good no

06:37

they're not

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they don't

06:39

they are not they have games like this

06:41

where you're just like so okay is this

06:43

team from they ran the gamut of

06:45

everything

06:46

um

06:47

southampton r

06:48

right because in the second minute che

06:50

adams missed literally from as far away

06:53

as i am from the [ __ ] camera right

06:55

now he missed and he just bunked it off

06:58

of loris's like thigh right so

07:01

good loris is always good he's really

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he's the only consistent performer safe

07:06

for injuries

07:08

over the last three years kane has come

07:09

and gone sonny has come and gone

07:12

he has always been there when he's been

07:13

in the lineup right so i mean he was

07:15

really good

07:17

my heart bleeds for him thank god he got

07:18

the the world cup i have a question

07:21

when was the last time southampton had

07:23

played

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oh i don't know i have no [ __ ] idea

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were they in the fa cup probably not

07:30

yes they were

07:32

were they they were they must have lost

07:35

yeah i believe that they no i think they

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lost

07:38

anyway it doesn't matter it doesn't

07:40

matter because they go into tottenham

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hotspurs stadium

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and uh the future is to be frank

07:46

the future uh host of the super bowl and

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they

07:52

so so okay back it up a couple of weeks

07:54

on december 28th they play

07:57

at um saint mary's

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and you guys get the [ __ ] out of you and

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steal the game no no we drew 1-1 that

08:05

was the game where they went down to 10

08:07

men i think it was kyle walker peters

08:09

actually who got the red card and then

08:11

you basically you have the

08:14

the unfortunate kane offside uh which

08:17

wasn't uh and then you just they held on

08:20

like grim death and they got a point out

08:21

of it fine

08:22

so i really went into this game going

08:25

james wordpress exists

08:27

but nobody else on their team is any

08:28

[ __ ] good and that was one major

08:30

miscalculation i made

08:32

yeah they're better than that bro

08:35

or whatever

08:36

he well he's not just good what is he

08:39

he's a chelsea loanee i want to chelsea

08:42

what did chelsea love

08:45

you a game against tottenham

08:48

and so we're up one nil everything seems

08:49

to be under control ben davies literally

08:52

spins out in his own zone in his own

08:54

body but i i i take homage with that

08:56

there were chances after that that was

08:58

the first phase that kept

09:01

southampton in the zone like there was

09:03

still chances to get out of that okay

09:05

but like sort of like that was like hey

09:07

kick it off that was the clearance yeah

09:09

i understand but there was a good

09:12

10 seconds and you guys were still in

09:13

position

09:14

sure sure and and so he fit bro it falls

09:18

to bro really classy finish really and

09:20

it's one and i'm like

09:23

chris who we had on the show chris and i

09:25

were talking about it he was actually

09:26

going to the airport so he was watching

09:27

the first half in depth and he goes this

09:29

is like playing drunk fifa right like he

09:31

was kind of back and forth post me we

09:34

never do this but i'm going to do this

09:35

because i want to give you a sense of

09:37

how bad the first half was for you all

09:39

right

09:41

i have to show you this because

09:43

it's uh it's [ __ ] very intense okay

09:46

so we're sharing the screen

09:49

enough all right i'm gonna share a tab

09:51

i'll do better all right here we go

09:55

okay

09:56

that's a lot of shots and attempts in a

09:58

row in the first half

10:01

that's some [ __ ] intense [ __ ] all of

10:03

that neurots from there down it all

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stopped

10:08

you got this [ __ ] kicked out of you

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for sure

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it was bad yeah

10:13

so

10:14

you know but it was yeah it was just an

10:16

onslaught it was and it was

10:19

joy bear was so bad again

10:22

he was just giving the ball away left

10:24

and right and like

10:25

it was in positions where it wasn't an

10:28

imminent attack

10:30

like if you would have classified this

10:32

in like fantasy it's not an error that

10:33

leads to a shot but it was like an error

10:35

that leads to like dangerous possession

10:37

yeah and i'm without the ball yeah but

10:40

like

10:41

in the early

10:42

stage of like our half like that's where

10:44

the ball was always intercepted and the

10:47

problem is that when you're going

10:48

forward and you're trying to make a pass

10:49

like that your players are moving with

10:51

you so if you give the ball away in that

10:54

position everybody's caught with their

10:56

pants down so all right you ready are

10:58

you ready for this yeah here's how you

11:00

know that [ __ ] horrible bad

11:02

he made 35 passes past attempts only one

11:05

was progressive so that means a

11:07

completed pass that moves the ball

11:09

forward at least 10 yards from his

11:11

furthest point in the last six passes so

11:13

he's not moving the ball forward at all

11:17

right he has carried the ball but winx

11:19

is the far better midfielder in terms of

11:21

taking the ball and moving it forward he

11:23

couldn't seem to

11:24

i my thing with zoidberg is

11:27

he's clearly better than this

11:29

and

11:30

yeah me it's he's had to play

11:33

so much

11:35

that maybe he needs to break maybe he

11:37

needs to rest i think he's in the

11:39

erickson phase of just like can i just

11:42

like not play

11:44

because i'm tired

11:46

because it seems that he was good under

11:49

mourinho he sort of had some good roles

11:51

he and shisoko and spurs played well

11:53

with the reason they played well but he

11:55

can't seem to move the ball forward he

11:58

doesn't seem to find anyone and spurs

12:00

weren't really functioning

12:02

in the midfield and romeo romeo

12:06

his name

12:07

romeo

12:08

and james world proud who are

12:11

good midfielders but not fast

12:14

just [ __ ] dominated the team and then

12:16

again royal was just

12:19

i know david's made a mistake but royal

12:22

he just when our goals given up he seems

12:25

to be

12:26

within them if there are

12:29

if there are talking assists for errors

12:31

he's

12:32

he's the [ __ ] yeah

12:34

fuck-ups

12:35

yeah

12:35

he's got to tread alexander arnold

12:37

quality to him without the offense

12:39

without the quality right

12:41

yeah and i mean you've got very upright

12:44

he kind of is always standing with his

12:45

feet together standing up and you're

12:47

like

12:48

you got to get low you got to be side on

12:50

you've got to work around he's he's an

12:53

oak he's a right back he is not a wing

12:55

back and by do by putting him in that

12:57

position

12:58

um you if by the way next to davidson

13:02

sanchez who's no spring chicken either

13:03

at this point uh he's i mean i i'm like

13:06

what are you doing here still um

13:09

which is weird because there was reports

13:10

like kante liked him and i'm like stop

13:12

doing this to me

13:14

you put him in that way back position

13:15

he's still [ __ ] but it invites

13:18

liability right like you say hey go get

13:21

further up the field and like we said

13:22

he's not trent he's not even serge

13:24

aurier and then it puts him in a

13:26

disadvantage disadvantageous position to

13:29

defend which is actually what he's

13:31

decent at when he's playing a proper

13:33

right back

13:34

right can i

13:35

can i talk about the two james ward

13:37

proud crosses and goals yeah yeah you

13:40

mean do you not know that he's out there

13:43

like what the [ __ ] are you doing yeah

13:46

he just like they were he did the same

13:48

play twice in like five minutes like

13:51

what are you doing exciting

13:53

he literally drew comparisons to de

13:55

bruyne with those balls and it makes a

13:57

lot of sense and i don't disagree the

13:59

difference is that de bruyne has that

14:01

freedom and creativity and that space

14:04

because city has 11 stars and you're

14:07

like i can't cover all of them like this

14:09

yeah but you [ __ ] can throw

14:11

southampton

14:13

you just get a man on eat stop that guy

14:17

here's the here's what we're doing hey

14:19

hoiberg

14:20

just mark him

14:22

i don't care where they're going yeah

14:24

and mark him

14:26

yeah and and so for those who didn't

14:28

watch the game and didn't see spurs go

14:30

up one nil uh and southampton tied on a

14:32

ping pong

14:34

ball they probably

14:35

each team has their chances spurs

14:38

probably should have been two one up and

14:39

runners

14:40

you think they've got this you do

14:42

because it's a and it's a great ball uh

14:45

speed down the wing lucas puts it into

14:47

the box sunny good goals really good all

14:49

of it

14:50

fantastic

14:51

and it was at that moment and we were

14:53

talking during the game where i was like

14:55

i just missed sonny i know i say some

14:57

mean things about him sometimes but god

14:59

damn it when he gets on the end of one

15:00

of those you're like it's in like no

15:02

problem then you see the angle of his

15:03

foot i mean he made it into the face of

15:05

a golf club it was just

15:07

yeah yeah

15:08

and uh yeah he goes he actually kicks it

15:10

across his body into the side netting on

15:12

the far side

15:13

fantastic uh finish and then you go all

15:16

right like let's go

15:18

we're okay here and then

15:21

for whatever changes come on so cool if

15:23

he comes on from [ __ ] makes sense right

15:26

and then uh they take off holly beer for

15:28

betting cure um so i mean hey new guy go

15:32

follow number eight i know you're you

15:33

don't really know who he is but just

15:34

trust me on this one follow number eight

15:37

um i don't know that was the exact

15:39

change but but he came on uh shortly

15:42

thereafter

15:43

and uh

15:45

yeah just i don't know it's the water

15:47

proud thing of just like come on man

15:50

it's the four two two two two two it's

15:52

tossed in who

15:59

yeah and salzburg so these are two this

16:02

is the same style that people are saying

16:05

oh uh men united can't play this but i

16:07

give this credit to

16:09

our friends at southampton they play as

16:11

a team they play as a unit salisto is

16:15

[ __ ] incredible and if

16:17

he doesn't get bought this year he's

16:19

going to get what next year he's 22 he's

16:21

the rock southampton and do it again

16:23

they're probably he'll probably go to

16:25

liverpool to replace van dyke when he's

16:26

27 and then we'll go

16:28

by

16:30

but still just an incredible team will

16:33

play as a unit fraser foster being back

16:35

in the side is amazing because he made a

16:37

couple of really nice saves under the

16:39

pochettino era he was the goalkeeper who

16:42

was [ __ ] killer and then he sort of

16:44

went into the wilderness when everyone

16:45

thought hey everyone has to play out

16:47

from the back but your six foot eight

16:49

goalkeeper who's built like a brick [ __ ]

16:51

house is not exactly game for that right

16:53

but uh i've always liked him i always

16:55

thought that he was a really good

16:56

goalkeeper and i just liked the size and

16:58

i was like i'm not [ __ ] with that guy

17:00

my team is all of a sudden tougher um

17:03

but uh yeah i i do

17:05

i mean we've talked about

17:07

southampton in the past where they do

17:09

fade down the stretch but somebody

17:12

had this team at 12th in their

17:14

pre-season rankings and they're very

17:16

close they're

17:18

so

17:19

we have to talk about one more moment in

17:21

this game

17:22

one more moment and i promise we'll move

17:24

on and i've got arsenal in fifth so i am

17:27

doing well right right after

17:29

uh that well they make it 3-2 in the

17:31

82nd minute and you're just sitting

17:32

there you're like that really just

17:34

[ __ ] happened

17:35

about the great vlog

17:37

stephen bergvine fashions his cape

17:39

and he gets on out there

17:41

what minute was this and this was in the

17:42

83rd really literally as soon as the

17:44

ball goes in kante goes very fine get

17:46

your [ __ ] ass up he takes reggie on

17:48

off um and in the 90s

17:51

had a chance early in the game he did

17:53

not so i mean foster made a couple of

17:55

good says in the 93rd minute there was

17:57

six extra minutes just like at leicester

18:00

so there's a chance for heroism here you

18:02

you you're literally saying there's no

18:04

[ __ ] way they'll do this again that

18:06

ended up being true stephen bergvine is

18:08

a pinball in the box it falls right to

18:10

him bangs it home

18:12

and

18:13

opposite foot inside yeah he's got like

18:15

he's now like that's that's wrong i said

18:17

it at the time lester that game changed

18:19

his career like you could see he's like

18:20

no problem in get the ball let's [ __ ]

18:22

go do it again like he was ready and

18:25

um

18:26

and it doesn't go the flag does not go

18:29

up for all sides which made it worse

18:32

because they go to var

18:34

and he's clearly offside but there was a

18:36

moment where i was like we're gonna win

18:38

this [ __ ] game

18:40

and like if they had just gone yep hold

18:42

on everybody stop

18:44

everybody stop it's offside although he

18:46

was offside though i know the big news

18:49

is

18:49

they're actually

18:51

getting near my dream

18:53

of automated electronic offside that

18:55

takes three seconds

18:57

okay for the world cup maybe

19:00

that would be really really fantastic

19:02

because then it's just like oh done

19:04

because right awesome in the waiting is

19:06

the brutal part even though i hate all i

19:07

hate beer i want ovr i'd rather have

19:10

none

19:11

by the way just my thing i know uh let's

19:13

let's go into another friend in the top

19:15

four so clearly so your team doesn't

19:17

want to be in the top four the other

19:19

team that thinks they're in the top four

19:20

doesn't want to be in the top four

19:21

either and that's manchester united who

19:24

draw one-on-one

19:26

burnley uh everyone and everyone hates

19:28

burnley you can't let them they're

19:30

[ __ ] evil uh they're an anointment an

19:33

annoying thing in the first half

19:36

manchester united completely utterly

19:39

totally dominate um

19:42

uh uh burnley they have 10 shots

19:45

on goal in the first half alone burnley

19:48

have none and in the second half uh mr

19:50

daish does get his is apparently the

19:54

worst team in the league but they're the

19:56

oldest team in the league yes

19:58

but i don't think they're going to go

19:59

down why

20:02

they are

20:03

much like i should leave the [ __ ]

20:05

wood on them they come out and they play

20:08

really good stuff uh why why what

20:11

their new player

20:13

turns it on in the second half he's six

20:15

foot seven he's got twinkle toes and

20:17

they get the assist to jay rodriguez

20:19

they get their goal and they

20:22

have paul bus scored early i missed the

20:24

first half goal here's why they're going

20:26

down and and i and again i'm the i've

20:28

always been the guy well they have games

20:29

at hand and listen they're performing

20:31

they've gotten drawn this point

20:35

but it's not because you're not going to

20:37

catch newcastle you might catch everton

20:39

at this point

20:41

but you're not going to catch newcastle

20:43

they're

20:45

they're they're getting it figured out

20:47

and their new signings are making the

20:48

difference um and again like we always

20:52

say two wins makes a huge difference in

20:54

this race right look at newcastle's last

20:58

two were victories they've gotten points

20:59

from the last four norwich gotten points

21:02

for the last three including two of

21:03

those being wins watford struggling and

21:06

burnley is keeping their heads above

21:08

water yes i guess your question your

21:10

point is they're not better than three

21:12

teams

21:13

right

21:14

right they could they all could play

21:16

better but they're not better than the

21:18

three of them and

21:21

at this stage

21:22

at this stage i just i don't see them

21:25

look

21:26

they haven't done enough with their

21:27

games at hand because

21:29

the the paradigm has changed right like

21:31

newcastle norwich went no no no here's

21:33

where the bar is now and burnley are

21:35

like oh [ __ ] we weren't ready for that

21:36

so like they still have the two games in

21:37

hand they could still win both of them

21:39

they won't

21:40

but like

21:42

they just they're they they can no

21:44

longer play burnley draws and that keeps

21:46

us afloat because the the

21:49

the game has changed to the point where

21:51

newcastle are playing to stay in the

21:53

league burnley or st are planning to not

21:55

go down right like that is the

21:57

difference and and i think that and for

22:00

unfortunately in this race i think we're

22:01

going to finally say goodbye to sean

22:02

dyson burnley but we'll see i mean it's

22:04

going to be

22:05

it's going to take

22:08

i'm just scrolling back the last five

22:10

six seasons

22:12

you gotta have at least at least

22:16

nine wins

22:17

where are they finding eight more wins

22:19

eight more wins

22:21

that's a [ __ ] up no no they don't need

22:23

eight more wins but they need like five

22:26

at least

22:28

they need five more wins right that's 15

22:30

points that gets them to 29 points and

22:33

it's pretty close enough

22:35

i don't i don't think it'll be enough

22:37

but it'll get them close

22:39

if they win five more games which i

22:41

don't know i don't see it might be it

22:43

might be one of these seasons where you

22:44

need

22:46

what's the number

22:47

36 35

22:49

uh to stay up or or to just

22:52

to stay

22:53

yeah yeah 35 so they'll need it's not

22:56

going to be 48 it has seven more seven

22:58

more wins not not eight so yeah yeah i

23:00

mean that's

23:01

a is it mathematically doable of course

23:04

but i don't see that most 11 draws are

23:06

it's they're no longer competing against

23:09

themselves with the games in hand

23:10

because now they're genuinely competing

23:12

against three other teams and i just

23:13

don't see them beating all of those all

23:16

those guys out unless

23:18

unless averaging craters you're right we

23:21

are seeing by the way someone usually

23:23

collapses and we are

23:26

seeing our beloved brentford really

23:28

starting to have a hard time they are

23:31

they are they are winless in their last

23:33

one two three four five six games

23:37

they've dropped six in a row yeah uh and

23:41

nine of their last 11. now hold on let's

23:43

stop on brentford for a second we said

23:46

and they came up and they were our

23:47

darlings and we love thomas frank and

23:49

we're so interested and what do we

23:50

always talk about how the ownership will

23:52

not make a move

23:54

if the performances are good

23:56

right if the underlying stats say ah you

23:59

were hard done by on those six game

24:00

stretch you probably could have gotten

24:02

two or three of them right

24:03

i don't see a lot of that from bradford

24:05

really well i will say they had an xg of

24:08

1.3

24:10

lost wolves and wolves only had a 0.2

24:12

they had an xp against city of

24:15

2.2

24:17

and city against manchester city united

24:19

excuse me uh united they should have won

24:22

they got deferred by liverpool that's

24:24

fine that's expected they lost to

24:26

something so one of these fires that

24:28

lost could have won

24:31

you probably should have at least drawn

24:33

maybe one one of them

24:34

but right now and they're not they're

24:36

not in danger

24:38

not yet not yet they're getting there

24:40

they're not in danger and so i i wonder

24:43

if there's there's rumblings right

24:45

because you've seen

24:46

the everton question looms

24:49

are everton really that bad or better

24:52

yet is frank lampard actually a good

24:54

coach because

24:56

the question i have for everton and i

24:58

don't know i need to learn more about

25:00

everyone

25:01

how michael keane still plays is beyond

25:04

me he's awful

25:07

he's like a [ __ ] harry maguire and harry

25:09

requires [ __ ]

25:11

uh and they signed players as much as we

25:13

love delhi a lot much as we love

25:15

vanderpeak and we and we love these are

25:18

these are players they're projects

25:19

theoretical

25:21

they're right and they're not defenders

25:22

right

25:23

so i mean whereas you see newcastle you

25:26

can see tripia and target have already

25:30

changed newcastle

25:31

right already they're already looking

25:34

better and that's before dan burns has

25:36

even gotten into the center of defense

25:38

so i feel good about where newcastle is

25:40

and they have a talisman i mean

25:42

say max man is just a guy you can hoof

25:45

it to him and he just he'll steal

25:48

two games

25:50

a month

25:51

i mean that's all he needs he only needs

25:53

to steal one at this point realistically

25:56

um so yeah i just i i wonder if it is

25:59

if everton can kind of take their place

26:01

but

26:02

yeah burnley the only thing they've

26:03

still got going for them too and is in a

26:05

draw

26:07

they have the goal difference right by a

26:09

lot so

26:10

um if they can get close

26:13

that's literally worth one extra point

26:15

the only thing is the only teams that

26:17

they're better than surely

26:19

they're better than watford and orange

26:20

but they have to probably

26:23

they have to beat them though they don't

26:24

have to like they have to do they have

26:26

both of them on the schedule still i

26:28

don't know

26:29

let me look at their schedule i don't

26:31

know

26:33

that's a that oh that's tough

26:36

liverpool brighton tottenham palace away

26:39

leicester chelsea brentford southampton

26:43

man city for the wins where are the wins

26:46

there's not a point in that stretch yeah

26:48

they needed that i mean no they'll steal

26:50

a point from spurs because i hate myself

26:52

and they'll they maybe they'll beat

26:53

lester but god they're going to get they

26:56

got no rich

26:58

they need to get the six wins they've

27:00

got to be norwich they've got to get a

27:03

point versus brighton that last game of

27:05

the season will probably be i hope

27:07

that's a good game

27:09

like a massive massive game well they

27:11

still they still have norwich they still

27:13

have wolves they still have newcastle

27:15

basically those are muslims all of them

27:18

this is not this is this is looking

27:20

really bad that now i know why their

27:22

goal difference is what it is they

27:24

hadn't played liverpool twice they

27:25

hadn't played chelsea city [ __ ] like

27:28

they're gonna get you know what wait

27:29

okay where are they now they're at uh

27:31

minus 11 on april 2nd which is the last

27:34

game of those that stretch that i just

27:36

said they're going to be minus 25.

27:39

[Laughter]

27:40

easy oh there's two games they have to

27:42

make up they have to make up villa and

27:44

everton that everton game no no the

27:46

tottenham the tottenham game was a

27:47

makeup

27:48

yeah but i'm saying on the schedule here

27:50

that i haven't seen a replication of

27:52

match week 19 or eight or nine eighteen

27:54

or nineteen okay but they do have the

27:56

makeup

27:57

they have to make up

27:59

villa

28:00

away and home versus everton also

28:03

massive games they basically have to

28:05

beat all their rivals they've gotta

28:07

everton has a win

28:08

brentford has a win that's two

28:11

watford has to win that's three new

28:13

castle is the win that's four

28:20

at home final week of the season to stay

28:23

up maybe i don't know

28:24

i'm just saying like

28:26

if there's a game that they have to win

28:29

no no you're right you're right we did a

28:31

lot of relegation battle we should

28:33

probably give some uh points to our

28:36

friends at arsenal who get a win but

28:38

their boobers and problems still show up

28:41

they're an undisciplined team and

28:44

martinelli gets a red uh sorry a double

28:47

yellow on a single play which i don't

28:49

think i've ever seen before so he

28:50

interferes on a throw-in

28:52

after someone dispossesses him and he

28:54

loses the ball then he slows down throw

28:56

in sort of pushes a guy then after the

28:58

throwing happens he runs half the field

29:00

and just the guy out and uh

29:03

he gets a double yellow on a single play

29:06

i didn't think i could do that

29:08

it's impressive right and so they have

29:10

their struggles and whatever but here

29:11

they are

29:13

here's the thing to finish out the

29:14

[ __ ] they have a point they're a

29:17

point behind they're alone in fifth

29:19

place because they have goal difference

29:20

on man united a point behind west ham

29:22

for fourth with two games ahead on them

29:24

and one game on united so

29:26

um this is this is why the southampton

29:29

game hurts so much for spurs because

29:30

this should have been the conversation

29:32

we're having about tottenham and arsenal

29:34

we were hurdling towards a north london

29:37

face-off for the last championing spot

29:39

right

29:40

just because based on how many more

29:42

games in hand they have on united so

29:45

they could actually could have put

29:47

united in the rearview mirror while

29:48

they've had their wobble and spurs are

29:51

like we don't want to play yeah your

29:53

team's underlying quality is better

29:55

although arsenal's is still

29:58

got the stink of those early defeats

30:00

that that really damaged their gold

30:03

they've got you guys are equal and lost

30:05

as they have one more win

30:07

out of their extra game so they're

30:09

actually quite close to each other

30:11

defense is closed uh you're scoring woes

30:14

earlier showing up in goal difference

30:17

but you've improved spurs have improved

30:20

over the break and you'd assume that

30:22

they will get better but like i said

30:23

with arsenal they are the youngest team

30:26

in the league and have the most room for

30:28

growth and they got rid of their oldest

30:30

players so they're actually even younger

30:31

now yeah really have the lowest amount

30:34

of age in the league

30:36

um

30:37

and i do but i mean you do have a

30:39

concern

30:40

up front

30:41

it's really going to be la cazette and

30:43

kentia all the time i don't know

30:46

i do fundamentally think that the loss

30:48

of obama

30:50

is not a loss

30:52

no it's it's more he's checked out on

30:54

that team a long time ago he's not i

30:56

wouldn't say he's like an antonio brown

30:58

level [ __ ] but like he's an [ __ ]

31:01

and he

31:02

was

31:03

his virus was going through the changing

31:05

room and he was to the point like yeah i

31:08

know that arteta said you have to do

31:09

that but you don't do that [ __ ] like

31:10

that's kind of the attitude that you

31:13

can't have with young hungry players

31:15

that is literally career cancer to these

31:17

kids because you see these guys chomping

31:19

at the bit doing anything they can to

31:21

get minutes and to play for the shirt

31:23

and all that and aubameyang wasn't doing

31:25

any of that he was sitting there

31:27

making making high wages walking in the

31:29

door whenever literally he wanted and

31:32

playing and so to get rid of him is a

31:34

win yeah i think the next one to go i

31:37

think that would

31:38

is the last piece that needs to change

31:40

is as much as

31:42

granite chaka is a penis he at least

31:44

fights and he does and there's stupid

31:46

like he does dumb things but i think the

31:48

last piece to move to keep him on is is

31:51

the replacement for shakka because he

31:53

still holds him back

31:54

i i've always liked laka said i tend to

31:57

like him

31:58

i'm sure arsenal fans don't like him but

32:00

when i watch him he's active

32:03

he drops deep he's trying to link things

32:05

he talks to players he wants to take

32:08

penalties so maybe he doesn't he's not

32:10

the greatest

32:11

goal scorer like he's almost he's at a

32:14

per 90 of 0.26 which is really bad for

32:17

gold score you kind of want to be the

32:18

really good ones are at 24.5 don't like

32:21

that goal every other game is really

32:23

really good but

32:25

overall as a leader on team i like like

32:28

a set leading line especially with saka

32:31

and

32:32

and uh smith rowe whoever whoever those

32:35

young legs that are running they run off

32:37

him all the time so i like where arsenal

32:39

are i like

32:40

where my bets are

32:42

you know if you had to draft the rest of

32:45

the season whose rest of the season

32:47

would you take now i'm not putting you

32:49

on the spot because you have to look at

32:51

people's schedules but to me

32:54

all these top six who's the rest of the

32:56

season what i want

32:59

arsenal's probably have the most upside

33:03

spurs have the extra game in hand but i

33:05

mean yeah yeah and arsenal's not in any

33:07

of the cups which helps yep um

33:11

what i'll say is though arsenal's gaming

33:13

games in hand are against liverpool and

33:17

chelsea oh loose no they're not good

33:19

enough they are like they're not good

33:20

enough so

33:22

the top the top three are so much better

33:25

than everyone else they're not really

33:26

yeah but

33:28

when you look at the table the matches

33:30

played sticks out to you and

33:32

arsenal you would think are in an

33:34

advantageous position because they have

33:36

two games in hand on west ham and just a

33:38

point behind like i mentioned

33:40

but not really right like they're

33:42

playing games and and

33:44

if city wobbles

33:46

this is like liverpool and just like

33:48

those games are going to come in that

33:49

like wobble area if it comes but like my

33:52

point is that my point is that the the

33:54

league won't be mathematically over yet

33:56

when those games are played no no no i i

33:58

think i think i i actually got scared so

34:00

we can go into liverpool just beating

34:02

lester no problem easy peasy lemon

34:04

squeezy oh shocking lester gave up a

34:07

goal on a set piece they never do that

34:08

they actually

34:09

give up 13 goals on set pieces to put

34:12

that into context

34:14

arsenal have given up 25 goals all

34:16

season

34:18

yeah just crazy yeah uh 10 on 10 on

34:22

corners which is just an incredible

34:23

number and i understand roger is being

34:25

like [ __ ] it let's just not play any

34:26

center backs give me our goals anyway at

34:29

least so janju won't be running around

34:31

with his head chopped off and his

34:32

samurai uh peace on but liverpool are

34:35

scaring me now because they got their

34:38

good lineups well they got through it

34:40

they well they got through it but now

34:43

they're adding and like they've got yeah

34:45

they've got the horses man they've got

34:47

like they do thiago is back and and and

34:50

their young midfielders are all coming

34:52

through you can see the path forward now

34:55

they've got chota now they've got more

34:56

depth on the wing they can slowly start

34:59

to ease money out

35:00

because he's probably been playing too

35:02

much i would assume that it'll be joshua

35:05

diaz stala ever fermino and monet will

35:09

get cleared out and they'll they'll have

35:11

that change in the front that they've

35:13

been dying for

35:15

basically two years this is a tough

35:17

stretch for city too

35:20

no no well going through like i said the

35:23

early april you don't have much of a

35:24

challenge in the champions league which

35:26

is fine but you've got spurs which is

35:27

i'll do chico which is never never fun

35:29

for you guys everton should be an easy

35:32

one you've got united

35:34

palace away and then your beloved

35:36

brighton all waiting those are you know

35:38

what april 9

35:40

are [ __ ]

35:42

what i'm saying tough real game and then

35:44

april 9th if you wobble

35:47

here comes liverpool into the etihad so

35:49

exactly

35:51

you've got to have a nine point lead

35:52

going into that game i agree i agree

35:55

because if it's six and it goes down to

35:57

three

35:58

then it's [ __ ] squeaky

36:01

yes drank we said the name um

36:04

right because i don't want i don't want

36:06

you know what just you're just saying

36:07

that i know i am the biggest [ __ ]

36:10

[ __ ] loser ass hat ever i agree

36:13

i do not trust city at all still

36:18

what i would say

36:20

to answer your question of who in the

36:23

top six whose schedule would i like the

36:25

best because i was just kind of walking

36:26

through it

36:27

united

36:29

yeah but they've been well we said that

36:30

a month ago and they wanted it yeah but

36:32

they still still like i mean

36:35

they play you know like that they don't

36:37

have an easy schedule

36:39

but they're not an easy schedule and

36:40

they have a they have a kind of a tough

36:42

road but like you know it's never in a

36:44

row

36:45

yeah you know i am united

36:48

i have turned now

36:50

they're just not good

36:52

it's three coaches

36:54

they just don't have the players they're

36:56

literally just like they're as like i

36:58

feel

36:59

about

37:01

spurs

37:02

and arsenal and united

37:05

there and that's him

37:07

no i'm not what tim arsenal united and

37:10

tottenham are equal there's no

37:12

difference between them

37:13

so it's gonna be

37:15

whose

37:17

plan can come into play and i trust i

37:20

think tom now has the best coach

37:22

probably has the weaker the three squads

37:24

in terms of offside

37:26

united is probably the weakest of the

37:28

three and i you know i like arsenal's

37:30

youth but that's only because i just

37:32

like the idea of youth and i do think

37:35

that arteta has won every power struggle

37:38

that has come through he's gotten

37:40

directors of football out he's got from

37:42

from coach to general manager

37:45

to the manager he's now got aubameyang

37:48

out whoever bought them were back then

37:49

whoever gave him that contract he's out

37:52

he was just in the in the west during

37:54

the break to talk to [ __ ] kante and

37:57

to the cronkite so he's consolidating

37:59

power

38:01

in himself and he's young and has energy

38:04

yeah so

38:05

i mean i don't think they probably don't

38:07

have the best squad but it's starting to

38:10

be

38:11

more cohesive where you can see the wins

38:13

and you know when they play the big

38:15

things they'll get and that's fine but

38:16

you don't see those drop off like

38:19

this wolves game was a dangerous game

38:21

for them and i think that's what they

38:22

celebrated so much

38:24

because they're like yo

38:25

this is the game we would have lost

38:27

because

38:28

mentality-wise we wouldn't have been up

38:30

for the fight well but think about it

38:32

it's a it's a it's a paradigm shifting

38:34

game for the top

38:36

the top middle of the table if you will

38:38

right it's a separator it says hey

38:39

wolves no actually you don't have a seat

38:41

at this table

38:42

yeah they're not and i think wolves

38:44

losing track one of the things that this

38:46

is something i wanted to talk about

38:48

one of the things i think happens in

38:50

transfers

38:51

is what is the psychological value of

38:53

your team being boosted

38:56

what does that say to the team right

38:58

what does it say to wolves that you're

39:00

where you are

39:02

and we're doing okay

39:04

yeah but we're going to sell this guy

39:06

because we really don't think we can do

39:07

anything or on the other side of it is

39:10

we're we're liverpool and we're really

39:13

good we're second in league and we just

39:15

got the best player in portugal

39:17

on our team and you can go [ __ ] that's

39:20

awesome right or for instance like i

39:22

think that

39:23

i think the greenish

39:25

purchase really was one of those things

39:27

where people were like what the [ __ ]

39:30

right or i had to be cain and i'm like

39:31

you know what [ __ ] you guys well yeah i

39:34

mean

39:34

even though he's not different he's not

39:36

really done much for city i think i

39:38

think it's temporary one whatever the

39:40

effect is is fleeting

39:42

but two

39:43

um

39:44

there's different ways if it's a player

39:46

that you feel like is at a position of

39:48

need it spurs the whole thing better

39:49

than your guys and better than you guys

39:51

it spurs the whole team on everybody's

39:53

like [ __ ] yeah this guy's gonna come in

39:54

he's going to make a difference yeah

39:55

it's not called chambers as a booster

39:57

for defense you're right we're just like

39:59

what but if grillish comes into your

40:01

room and you're manchester city and

40:03

you've got foden and de bruyne and mares

40:06

and sterling and all these guys who are

40:08

basically at grealish's level you go

40:11

what do you got what are you doing here

40:13

dude like you cost a hundred million

40:16

why

40:17

we have four of you

40:19

yeah

40:20

so we could use one of those shiny

40:22

things but we got

40:24

i do and i had said this earlier in the

40:26

year grealish is not for this season

40:28

grill issues

40:30

is is decline of de bruyne insurance

40:33

although he's not scared they got scared

40:35

watching the euros saying [ __ ] we gotta

40:37

go at him now

40:39

yeah because i don't think that they

40:41

thought

40:42

it was conceivable that kevin de bruyne

40:44

would just be

40:45

washed

40:46

right because he's absolutely watching

40:48

him in the belt in the euros absolutely

40:50

that was possible he got his asking but

40:52

i do want to talk about another amazing

40:54

game uh we did give a little short

40:56

shrift to everton being pulled into the

40:58

fight we talked newcastle and trippier

41:00

and they really battered i mean they put

41:02

20 shot 10 shots on goal so eddie howes

41:05

got his team playing really well i think

41:06

newcastle i think st james's park will

41:08

be a huge advantage and i think i think

41:10

newcastle might pull away i think that

41:12

that positive juice it seems like

41:14

trippier's taken the team on and grabbed

41:17

it and said this is how we [ __ ] win i

41:20

was just coached by simeone i have ptsd

41:23

i'm just happy to be here

41:25

and i'm allowed past the midfield line

41:27

yeah i mean i'm very happy to be here

41:28

but aston villa three in a thriller

41:30

against leeds

41:32

really good [ __ ] game uh daniel james

41:35

i wonder if united might want to use him

41:37

now now that he seems to have got some

41:39

confidence about finishing this was the

41:41

third time that leeds tried to get him

41:43

he finally is on the team he's finally

41:45

shooting and scoring so now we were

41:47

worried about leads and we were worried

41:49

about bamford but it seems like they've

41:51

found some goal scoring but aston villa

41:54

again

41:55

this one they blow because they do they

41:58

are up 3-1 coutinho

42:00

[ __ ] making a difference setting up

42:02

ramsay twice ramsey out of the midfield

42:05

19 20 years old out of out of their

42:08

academy he's one of their own he looks

42:10

like a [ __ ] who likes to score

42:12

goals and it looks like gerard has been

42:14

like has looked this kid in the face and

42:16

said listen you brummy scum i'm scouse

42:18

scum and this is how we do scum

42:23

yeah and really pushed him on and he's

42:25

got a swagger to him and again you know

42:27

there are teams that we love there are

42:28

things that make an impression and i

42:30

just get the feeling from villa

42:34

that

42:34

something's happening

42:36

they're adding in the right places i

42:38

think the next spot will probably be as

42:41

much as ming's

42:42

feels like a heart and soul guy for them

42:44

he seems to have at least one [ __ ] up

42:46

per game that you're just like

42:49

my guy

42:50

does salisu go there and just [ __ ]

42:52

take villa into the top six and should

42:55

you be worried should spurs be worried i

42:57

mean villa historically

42:59

are the fourth team

43:01

in england it's

43:03

united liverpool arsenal villa no but

43:08

by the way i'm talking about over 100

43:09

years when you go when you say should

43:11

spurs be worried about volition spurs be

43:13

worried about newcastle you know

43:14

you know who spurs should be worried

43:16

about [ __ ] spurs okay there's more

43:18

than enough there to keep them busy so i

43:20

don't want to hear it like we're gonna

43:22

be 9th next year

43:23

[Laughter]

43:25

it listen it could happen it could

43:26

happen very easily there is no there is

43:28

not a uh kane succession plan let's just

43:31

put it that way yeah yeah yeah

43:33

anyway but i really like this game uh it

43:35

was really enjoyable we know how

43:38

we know how leads are going to play this

43:40

was up and down if you look at the the

43:42

shot chart back and forth it's literally

43:44

back and forth yeah so it's an amazing

43:47

game uh worth watching i really just

43:50

love [ __ ] gerard's villa just playing

43:54

really well uh daniel james three shots

43:57

on target two goals less reliance on on

44:00

raphael uh but still

44:03

no moves

44:05

for

44:05

leads they're gonna hang on and let

44:08

daniel james carry them to the line they

44:10

won't go down i'm still curious about

44:14

what

44:15

aston villa are going to do around ollie

44:17

watkins and danny ings it appears

44:20

they can't play together it doesn't seem

44:22

to work when they do

44:24

so that'll be someone who has to move on

44:26

does watkins leave

44:29

maybe

44:30

maybe maybe it's watkins to be to sort

44:32

of fund all this

44:34

he's a runner he's not a great finisher

44:36

he's in the danny welbuck mode of

44:39

badasses he's a better finisher than

44:40

danny welbeck but you know what danny

44:42

welbeck theoretically is uh i mean i

44:45

like him for any team like spurs would

44:47

be good with him he's got that

44:49

englishness he's got that fight but does

44:52

or do they move ings would you want ings

44:55

at spurs at this point no no no he's

44:57

mini class

44:58

yeah he's but he's he's a guy that if

45:00

you can do 15 minutes when you're down

45:02

kind of guy he's still an incredible

45:05

finisher he has all the shots right he's

45:08

got the spin he's got the overheads he's

45:11

got the tight space he's got the

45:13

movement he just can't stay on the field

45:16

and it's a problem so let's go to let's

45:19

go to saturday's games real quick

45:20

there's not a whole lot there um there's

45:22

two for me uh if i look at them quickly

45:25

it's the early game on saturday united

45:27

in southampton can southampton keep it

45:29

rolling united have a wobble they're

45:32

very suspect right now they're so up and

45:34

down southampton i want to say a

45:36

southampton

45:37

i want to say southampton

45:40

i mean away makes it tough but they just

45:42

went to spurs i don't trust them to put

45:44

in two performances in a row

45:48

in three three four days no i agree and

45:50

it's and it's

45:52

southampton and spurs and united are

45:55

the qualities the quality is different

45:57

there's a gap there obviously but um

45:59

but they're very up and down they're

46:01

very unreliable right like i like after

46:03

uh really a [ __ ] kicking of brighton uh

46:06

in the fa cup i was like you guys are

46:07

really good spurs are gonna take it to

46:09

southampton they're gonna they're gonna

46:10

beat them by multiple goals i took to

46:12

minus one and they're and they're going

46:14

to kick on in this top four race and

46:16

then here we are so

46:18

what do you what do you think what do

46:19

you think the line is for southampton

46:21

for southampton against united yeah

46:23

moneyline i would say they

46:26

are probably plus 250 or so i'm going to

46:30

look right now 60. 460.

46:33

yeah i know that makes sense um yeah

46:36

okay it is a lot it is a lot it's a lot

46:38

of cheddar um

46:41

yeah i uh

46:43

i like a draw in this game i think and

46:45

just because i don't trust united or

46:47

southampton so

46:49

but it was it was interesting to see

46:51

them

46:53

and i think i heard either it was

46:54

haasenhoodle or something along those

46:55

lines like

46:56

like we took advantage of spurs when

46:59

they were ahead because we knew that

47:00

they would play

47:01

passive from you know from from uh a

47:04

leading position so i don't know that

47:06

that'll be the case with united i don't

47:08

know if they'll be ahead late in the

47:10

game um

47:11

there's so much

47:13

the thing is it'll be a meeting of mines

47:15

i do want to give credit to united and

47:17

this is something i don't like to do

47:20

they've really yet to put

47:22

two halves together

47:24

they are playing better yeah like there

47:27

is something happening it is

47:31

clunkily

47:32

going together uh i don't i think

47:35

maguire is kind of a problem he's being

47:38

asked to do something he can't do which

47:40

is being the covering defender he needs

47:41

to be the one who's aggressive and just

47:43

doesn't think he needs to be the soyensu

47:46

and let viran stand back the problem is

47:48

like i said before they're both betas

47:50

neither of them are real

47:52

doesn't strike me as a leader like i

47:54

would feel better with mcguire having

47:56

ramos next to him than having him with

47:58

ryan yeah yeah yeah

48:00

but ramos is bad at this point but like

48:02

yeah he's just just just in terms of

48:04

here you stand here or like if thiago

48:06

was with maguire maguire i think would

48:08

be better uh i think you sort of see

48:10

that that pairing where maguire should

48:13

be in front of varane moving around and

48:15

varanja like you stand here i'll cover

48:17

you because you don't know what the [ __ ]

48:18

you're doing right right

48:20

um two other three other games actually

48:23

i could probably find some interest in

48:25

uh on this uh super bowl weekend which

48:27

by the way um

48:29

nbc sports sent us a hot sauce package i

48:32

like

48:34

i signed up for this thing and it was

48:35

like uh do you like the nfl i was like

48:38

no like do you like do you like the

48:40

premier league i'm like quite a bit and

48:42

uh and they're like okay it was just

48:44

this like form and i had no idea what i

48:46

was even signing up for and uh wednesday

48:48

before the literally right before the

48:50

match knock on the door and it's a

48:52

package from ups and it was i think i

48:54

should just picture it we have three hot

48:55

sauces they're pretty good and i love

48:57

hot sauce so i was like this is [ __ ]

48:58

awesome uh so shout out i mean i see

49:01

lots of good games honestly thank you

49:03

nbc sports we'll take anything that you

49:05

send us

49:06

i think brentford palace

49:08

that's the next one i was going to go to

49:10

so if they're they're next to each other

49:12

in the bottom mid table if you will i

49:14

guess the top of the bottom maybe the

49:16

lower middle class

49:18

yeah yeah so um brentford at home these

49:20

are two teams that no matter who's home

49:22

it's a tough place to play i want to

49:24

still believe in brentford

49:26

they're starting running out of gas

49:28

i

49:30

should take this one palace are really

49:32

really good yeah uh their goal

49:34

difference doesn't really show their

49:36

quality they're actually better than

49:37

their numbers show in terms of their

49:39

points um i think united villa now is a

49:42

really [ __ ] cool game especially at

49:44

st james's park

49:45

i think gerard gets these kinds of

49:47

things i think his team

49:49

gets

49:50

events he understands crowd they're an

49:52

emotional team i think villa

49:54

crystal palace i mean villa newcastle on

49:56

sunday could be a really good game that

49:58

i would tune into and then i think your

50:00

team's game is is a big one yeah i think

50:03

wolves against tottenham i could see a

50:06

draw as a scoreless draw happening but i

50:09

think it's a big game for you no i do

50:12

here we go again

50:13

i do think spurs will take the points

50:15

and here's why

50:17

wolves sort of had their dick kicked in

50:19

the dirt a bit like you said they're not

50:21

feeling the juice after the treyarch

50:22

sale

50:23

and kante

50:25

kante might have killed someone after

50:26

that game and it probably was emerson

50:28

royal or pierre-emerick hoiberg so what

50:31

what rip where's skip i thought you guys

50:34

were better with they they they rotated

50:35

him out i don't know exactly why did he

50:38

hurt um

50:39

no i just have we've seen i think he

50:41

played in the fa cup game have we seen

50:42

winks skip uh yeah we have and it's it's

50:46

serviceable for sure but i think that

50:48

that was the changing the guard the

50:49

other day where it's like all right we

50:50

can't do this [ __ ] anymore um yeah i

50:52

think you'll see doherty and the right

50:54

wing back yeah yeah i certainly hope so

50:56

by the way it's an old game for him it's

50:58

his old club oh

51:00

it's one of those games yeah he'll be

51:01

charged up for that um and then i think

51:03

that leading the line i think that sonny

51:05

kane and lucas have looked great frankly

51:08

which is weird

51:09

so i i think that this could be a multi

51:12

multi-goal multiple goal victory for

51:15

spurs not because

51:17

there's all that great because there's

51:18

really not much to write home about with

51:20

wolves at the moment i know that they've

51:22

got a strong defense but i think that

51:24

they're just kind of in between yeah

51:27

like modes right now yeah um

51:30

so there he goes again thank you maybe

51:32

maybe we'll see cool if chefsky and

51:33

betancourt just take those roles and

51:35

just

51:36

i'd like to i don't think kuschevsky is

51:37

going to walk into the team i think

51:39

bettencoor could right now yeah um but i

51:41

think kulaszewski is in a perfect spot

51:43

and i didn't tell him off the bench i

51:45

didn't think we'd need dire badly but

51:47

he's going to have to take one of the

51:48

left or right back he's gotta take one

51:51

of them yeah i mean i think like maybe i

51:52

think romero is good and good right like

51:54

romero has been good it's just but he's

51:57

not a great defender he needs to be in

51:59

the middle

52:00

well no you're victim of sanchez and uh

52:03

not dirty and uh davey's on either side

52:05

of you like how good can you really be

52:07

so

52:08

um i i if he gets dire next to him who

52:12

dire they're both sort of that alpha but

52:14

i think that they would communicate well

52:15

they haven't played much

52:17

together um because uh romero got hurt

52:20

pretty early in the season so i'm

52:21

curious to see how that would work out

52:23

but i think that that would create some

52:24

stability

52:25

and especially in a front three a back

52:27

three i should say

52:29

dyer does have the ability to step

52:31

forward into that hybrid dm cb yeah yeah

52:35

yeah and then i won and then i wonder

52:36

this lester wolves game would have been

52:39

a lester west ham game that would have

52:41

been usually interesting normally but

52:44

this is um this is weakness against

52:47

strength

52:48

i would say west ham west ham okay you

52:51

want to take the [ __ ] best bet of the

52:52

season west ham to score a goal on a set

52:55

piece against leicester book it find it

52:59

however you do it i promise you they

53:02

will score a goal yeah

53:04

like it's just going to happen

53:07

and it's going to be so check sorry even

53:09

book it so check to score in a header

53:11

antonio

53:13

and antonio is

53:14

and then how do we lo how much do we

53:16

love my friend jared bowen

53:18

you love him you love him he's a [ __ ]

53:20

legend dude he's great he's great he's

53:23

on what is he on now i think he's i

53:24

think he's like

53:26

i gotta look now jared bowen for golden

53:28

boot actually let's see let's i'm

53:29

actually curious how the scoring race is

53:30

is [ __ ] it's it's jota and melanie and

53:33

absolutely yeah that's not fun now now

53:35

he's on seven and seven in the league

53:37

uh seven seven assists for bowen in all

53:42

in all comps he's

53:44

seven and seven from a winger is really

53:45

[ __ ] seven seven's awesome

53:47

yeah that puts him in the top five of

53:50

production goals and assists i think

53:52

in all competitions he's 11 and eight

53:55

yeah and then a goal gold plus assists

53:58

per 90 at .6 which is really [ __ ]

54:01

good yeah

54:02

so he's providing he's scoring and he

54:05

came from [ __ ] whole city like

54:08

robertson and maguire did

54:10

[Laughter]

54:14

i think you're running out of gas oh

54:16

i've i'm i've been out of gas for a

54:17

while okay

54:19

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