This is the one where Andy is still recovering from all his Christmas feasting so Peter conjures up Lars Sivertsen, live from London, to run thru Monday’s (not so) surprising Newcastle/ManUtd draw and the rest of the Boxing Day results.
Author of 11 books, including much revered, “Inverting the Pyramid”, Jonathon Wilson (@jonawils) covers the game for The Guardian and possesses an encyclopedic level of understanding of the game. His latest book, the novel “Streltsov” is available now. This is the full interview, a portion of which was aired during episode #281.
This is the one where Andy & Peter get a surprise live broadcast opportunity, are back in the studio, ready to talk soccer – and COVID cancels a pile of matches. They forge ahead anyway and get Daniel Robertson in to talk Serie A, and tell a great story about “Buffon smoking on a plane”, give Tyler Kern crap about Jesse Marsh’s firing, and an interview with the author of “Inverting the Pyramid”, Johnathon Wilson. (the full interview will be posted as a stand-alone pod as well)
This is the one where Andy checks in live from Portland as he’s attending his 26th MLS Cup and we talk to him prior to the match and post-match for his reactions. And despite claiming that Peter would talk Premier League w/ Lars, our guy turned up ill and wasn’t able to join – so the weekend’s action is left to Peter’s solo devices -sorry about that.
This is the one where Andy & Peter are back LIVE for the first time in a bit, and therefore call on all their friends. Lars with his insight and reporting on the new ManUtd hire, Tyler with the latest from Germany, and Daniel explains what shenanigans Juve is again up to.
This is the one where Andy misses out on getting to watch Peter boil in his own ManUtd misery. Ole is out. Sacked! And to help sort out the aftermath is Lars Sivertsen (fellow Norge) and what follows is a very lengthy, 40+ minute discussion of what transpired and what’s next. Fear not, the rest of the weekend’s action is both reviewed and previewed, including dominant wins for L’Pool and Chelsea and results for all the other new managers in place. (also, don’t forget to shop at soccer90.com)
This is the one where Andy is missing so Peter calls on his friends, Buzz Carrick and Steve Davis to discuss the 1-1 result for the USMNT down in Jamacia. Where the ReggeBoyz CONCACAF’d on that disallowed goal, who’s stock was up/down over this two-game window, how did Pepi show for himself? All that and more in this hour-long discussion.
This is the one where Andy & Peter are joined by Will Parchman to discuss the amazing 6th volume in the book of “Dos a Cero”. The Americans do it again, besting Mexico by a 2-0 score and finding themselves atop the group. What does this all mean? How awesome is Weston? Why is Taylor Twellman wearing a puffer under a blazer? All that and more discussed in this hour. #BigEngines
This is the one where Andy & Peter get ready for the best part of USMNT fandom – US/Mex World Cup Qualifying – happening Friday. Plus the guys discuss the weekend’s action in the Premier League, the fact that is now officially “sacking season” (RIP Daniel Farke) and City’s domination in the Manchester Derby. Plus Daniel Robertson delivers some good news from SerieA. Oh, and someone lost a finger.
This is the one where Andy & Peter catch up with Lars to find out if beating Spurs somehow saved Olé gig, or is he just a dead man walking. Plus, the other half of Manchester didn’t have a very good week either, Liverpool got caught up as well, but Chelsea purrs along. A segment of “This Team Sucks” and the return of “The Dribble”.