State of play
Episode 8: Christian Pulisic to Chelsea, Sandro Tonali and Mason Mount Ft. Alex Goldberg
First up, we talk about Christian Pulisic's future. Will he end up in the premier league, and more spefically at Chelsea? Just how high is his ceiling? Will this be a big marketing coup for whoever gets him? Next, 1 we talk about Sandro Tonali. Pirlo 2.0, the next Pirlo-lots of great comparisons have been made, and the pressure surely has to be on the 18 year old Italian. How good is he? Is the comparison due to his playing style, or his look? After that, we zoom out a bit to talk about the...
Episode 7: Lucas Torreira is a Hero & a Cengiz Under Player Proflie
On today's episode, we begin by talking about the corruption in football after PSG & Manchester City owners in Qatar & Abu Dhabi were accused of taking on sponsorship money above the allowed amount. How is this still happening? What should the punishment be? After that, we discuss none other than Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Will he be returning to Europe, and more specifically Milan? Next, we discuss the Love of Matt's life- Lucas Torreira. The 5ft5 Uruguayan put a MOTM perfomance in for Arsenal...
Episode 6: The Rise of Calcio, Real Madrid's Struggles & a Reiss Nelson Profile with Oli Price-Bates
First up, we talk about the international break just gone. Is the UEFA nations league working? Is the use of youngsters in these competitions harming the competitiveness of the competiton? Next, we speak all about Miguel Almiron who's really making some waves in the MLS and has drawn interest from Arsenal! Matt tells us all about him....Speaking of Arsenal, Petrit spoke to Oli Price-Bates, a blogger and content creator who specialises on Arsenal football club. We spoke all about the man of...
Episode 5: The Power of Piątek with Janusz Michallik
First up, we discuss Ivan Gazidis, current Arsenal CEO leaving british shores to join AC Milan. What has sparked this move? What's the arsenal reaction to this? Sticking to the premier league, Eden Hazard is on FIRE. The man cannot stop scoring, and he's on current form probably the best player in the world. What does the future hold for him however? Will he stay in London or is a move to Real Madrid beckoning? With a contract up until 2019, this transfer saga has only just gotten started!...
Episode 4: Matt Miazga, Ethan Ampadu and Cucho Hernandez
First up, we talk about Brazil's encounter with USA. Who was Matt impressed with as the American on the podcast? Why was Yedlin the poster boy? Why were there ONLY 20,000 fans there? And how good was Matt Miazga? Next up, we talk about Italy, Poland and Wales- who impressed out of these nations? What do the Azzurri have to do to eclipse their former greatness? How good could Ethan Ampadu become? After that, we discuss Santi Cazorla and his route back from injury....if you haven't already...
Episode 3: An American La Liga
First up, we talk about the current state of Manchester United under Glazer ownership, with Mourinho at the helm. Will he be United manager come the end of the season? How are the glazer owned US franchise Bucaneers doing? Next up, we spend a bit of time talking about the supposed deal La Liga have struck with a US media company. Reports flooded in that La Liga had agreed a 15 year deal which would see at least one La Liga game a year played in the US. The response? Generally, outrage. In...
Episode 2: Kroenke and Kepa
First up we talk about Stan Kroenke, the big story in football is that he's buying out Alisher Usmanov to take total control of Arsenal Football Club. What are the implications for Arsenal and the fans? This will add AFC to the Kroenke family portfolio which already boasts the NFL side Los Angeles Rams, NBA's Denver Nuggets, the NHL outfit Colorado Avalanche and MLS side Colorado Rapids. Matt talks us through the Rapids and the Rams, but we also got help from Billy Marshall in dissecting the...
Episode 1: Financial Trouble in Italian Football, Higuain, Martial and Moise Kean
First up, we actually talk about what the State of Play Pod is going to be about! Then, we get into the content. How have Bari, Reggiana and Cesena all declared bankruptcy? What has lead to the tragic demise of these three clubs? As Matt quite rightly says on this episode "No fan should have to see their team go through this". They're not the only italian team in some trouble...indeed the club closest to Matt's heart Milan had some difficulties with their Europa League status...Matt tries...