Episode 151

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14th Mar 2022

Episode #151 - Ronaldo Hat Trick Lifts Man United, Liverpool Gain on Man City

In Episode #151 of the Squeaky Bum Time Podcast, Mike and Laurent discuss Cristiano Ronaldo's incredible hat trick, singlehandedly lifting Manchester United to a 3-2 win over Tottenham. Also:

  • Crystal Palace hang on at home, keeping Manchester City to a scoreless draw.
  • Liverpool make up ground with a 2-0 win over Brighton
  • Jesse Marsch and Leeds notch a dramatic injury time winner, and Mike wins a ton of money!
  • Andriy Yarmolenko scores an emotional goal in his first game back for West Ham after taking time away to return home to Ukraine

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Transcript

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hello and welcome to the squeaky bum time podcast with mike and lauren it is tuesday march 15th and in this episode

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we have a whole hell of a lot cristiano ronaldo does cristiano ronaldo thanks to

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tottenham ah armageddon with one of the moments of the season jesse marsh an amazing

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comeback game for leeds but first laurent uh

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anything happened today you doing oh god it happened it happened again it happened at christmas

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uh crystal palace has taken four points off of city and we've dropped six points

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to spurs so that's london has 10 against city yeah hell uh yeah city

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away crystal palace unable to break them down they had chances

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they did their city thing as i have said many times on these games if city doesn't score in the first 15

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minutes they're in trouble and this game was that game city actually when i

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really break it down were really really really good and so were crystal palace crystal palace defended well they had

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many opportunities on the break it was one of these games where i respected palace

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um i knew about palace but i just had a feeling it kept going

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bernardo missed an open goal mares missed an open goal um

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conselo shot a nuclear bomb no pun intended as we go later through this

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time of a shot that if it had gone in it would have been goal of the season bernardo missed a second one in the

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second half uh foden missed one everything that could have gone wrong

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went wrong but not in a bad way it wasn't like a listless performance from city it was a really good performance

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where expected goals three and a half two two and a half to point five

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and you get a nil nil draw and this is what happens to city narrative dictates we must mention tm

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they should have got a striker uh what the what the striker begrade never

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discuss is well who's the guy who drops into midfield and help all the build-up that gets on

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people on the ball to create the striker problem oh yeah you didn't get count for that because

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city's whole process is that they have all these midfielders that have to take the role of striker uh phil foden did

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yeoman's work doing that the weird thing was you know

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i never want to hear pep guardiola talk about [ __ ] five substitutions ever again i know that's klopp's thing he

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made no changes zero there was all 152 million dollars

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worth of players on the bench yeah and raheem sterling couldn't come in gundagan couldn't come in and they were

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kind of running out of gas at the end there a little bit of frustration players pushing each other uh emmerich

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laporte missed a [ __ ] header that went off his shoulder that he was wide open he just mistimed it uh city should

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have won this game they win this game nine times out of ten the heroic nature the glad all over the crystal palace

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crystal knock uh going on it at sell horse park it was great gallagher did

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gallagher things he had an interview at the end of the game he's like franklin can't feel my legs we run so hard i'm

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like you [ __ ] god have have we fallen out of love no no i love them

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i mean they had a good performance but city win this game nine times out of ten and you know it's

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just one of these games city drop points they now have a one point lead assuming

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all games being equal april 10th gets bigger and bigger and bigger

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and i am now an arsenal fan because wednesday liverpool go to the emirates

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in a please if there was ever a [ __ ] time you soft limp-wristed [ __ ] arsenal pieces

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of [ __ ] get a result anything anything just don't get beat

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get the draw play dirty shaka don't play shaka because he will get sent off

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ah you know i bet a xhaka yellow card uh on sunday always better yellow i'm gonna better

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jock in yellow card again so that is my take on the game i was hurting i was upset but any city fan i

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mean city fans are a weird group um because there's so much history of being

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there is literally there's literally something called typical city if there's an interesting way to lose

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games we have it if there's an interesting way to blow it we blow it if there's an interesting way to find ways

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to lose we are that team we were spurs before spurs but we weren't even as good as spurs we had our own terminology it

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was and we used to [ __ ] things up and the old fan base still has that even though

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it's now 10 years and we're still hanging on now i don't know how i came to be a city fan

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but personality wise i fit right in with the worst thing is going to happen and i

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just kind of felt it i was just like oh [ __ ] this is that game this is that game

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uh crystal palace somehow seemed to be one of our bugaboo teams um you know there is

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andros townsend wonder [ __ ] goals he's done two of them uh now nowhere to be

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filed now thank god i never want to see him again um so he's lost in space and i don't want to see his uh his muffin on

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his head that he wears with his weird afro but yeah city just we're good i mean there

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are a lot of good things to take from it i thought like john stones is so so good i mean

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you forget when he doesn't play all the time how good he is on the ball and you're just like oh all these other teams stink like when you watch city and

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you watch other teams you just go oh john stones would like if spurs had john stones you'd be like he's the

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greatest defender i've ever seen or like you know you watch arsenal you're like oh man ben white's good then

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you go john stone he's like [ __ ] john stones eats [ __ ] ben white's lunch he's incredible he's spooky with the

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ball he cruyff turns out of trouble he pangs passes across the lines i mean he

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and laporte they're so so good on the ball it's so classy it's like you know city's dream they they're all midfielders except some of them are

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taller so the thing that scared you was effectively it has been rendered

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irrelevant for now with uh losing reuben diaz for a while yeah no i'm good uh i

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think you know i i do recall it's so tough to remember how good city can be how good

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sorry how good players that city have are when they aren't looking over their

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shoulder and they're one mistake from not playing so you get a guy two three games in a

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row and you go he's [ __ ] gold yeah because he and laporte were just

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they were snuffing everything out and alicia a my guy alicia gallagher there were tons

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of breaks with zaha where he and laporte just stood up and just like times when you're like oh that's when

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someone dives in and it gets a penalty but they both stood their ground and really shut down and all those breaks

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there were a lot of breaks by palace they did a lot of good stuff but uh you know uh didn't get it done in city

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sort of sit where they are and i am going to go through the scores because

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that's what we do sunday is sunday wait saturday wait wait wait yeah we had saturday games oh hold on rewind mark

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mike say something interesting yeah so we had uh a lot right so i mean we're gonna go through all of them but

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i actually uh had a hungover epiphany on sunday morning

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and i said i was actually perusing the twitters and i saw somebody say you know chelsea's gonna win today i went yeah

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okay yeah that makes sense and uh he goes leeds lee's is a good bet and i went

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leeds is a good bet they're playing norwich and i went to my book and i saw chelsea

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and i saw leads and i went okay and then i saw wolves where plus 250 against everton and i went huh yes i'll

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have some of that i'll take that please so i parlayed the three of them oh baby and i don't know why i did that i just

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didn't think and i just went okay all right and i also did chelsea and leeds and now we'll go

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to the scores and we'll come back to that story all right so i think i missed the thursday scores but if we missed them midweek newcastle kept their run

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going against southampton 2-1 they're cruising chelsea with abramovich sanctions coming out of their ass we

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don't know how many games they have left apparently tuko is going to drive them to france to play lille uh but they win

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3-1 versus norwich but then we go into match week 29 it starts on saturday when my friends from brighton who are now on

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a five-game losing streak lose to liverpool they try to kill diaz uh the new luis diaz uh but oh i didn't see

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that yeah uh but brighton lose two nil to bright to to but brighton lose to an out to liverpool liverpool were good but

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not amazing salah with his 20th goal his contract status is up in here brentford

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off the schneid on the schneid they are gold they're up to burnley drop down it

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looks like brentford's gonna be safe now that was a huge one we called it out your beloved tottenham hotspur get

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ronaldo 3-2 they united were not good i thought spurs were really good um

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we'll talk a lot more about this one but ronaldo did ronaldo things chelsea then defeat uh newcastle one-nil in a

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controversial game they don't get the calls uh havarts with a crazy [ __ ] goal really nice should have been sent

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off for an elbow var what are you doing and then shalabah literally drags down uh jacob murphy no call no problem uh

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i'll go to everton wolves everton are terrible uh they don't score a goal

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frank lampard hey uh maybe he's not a good manager seeing as tucle took that team got them three draws in a row then

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took off and won the champions league that was weird leeds hit the last minute oh baby lees

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get a 2-1 victory that was emotional and beautiful west ham win 2-1 uh in another

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emotional and beautiful game watford old man roy getting his team off the schneid

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uh they win with two cuckoo hernandez is a fun player he scores goals uh liver and then we go into yes sunday we're

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into sunday arsenal two lester fall apart hey you know what mike lester gave

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up a goal on what on a corner that's now 15 on the season that's one

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every other game that's insane and then we just talked about it palace

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do what they do to city again and we have games when the two games on wednesday you play brighton

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no you know what we'll win though and we'll get into why when we talk about united uh and arsenal play liverpool what i was

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just talking about so those are the scores and let's go to let's go to uh old trafford do we have

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to we do have all right fine uh i'm looking up a tweet that i saw earlier

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um about tottenham's last 15 games are they are they win loss win loss win loss win pretty

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much yeah yeah uh yeah tottenham's last 15 results win loss win

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loss win loss win loss loss win loss win loss win loss that's unbelievable we're

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gonna kick the [ __ ] out of brighton because of that but wow against my team this game was a lot

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because again it was it was a super enjoyable game and it was a frenetic first half

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that so many times i was watching with my friend who's a united fan so many times we both said this in half like the

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second half is gonna be a fart noise right like it just peters out and the game calms down

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but this one was end to end for basically the first kick of the ball to the last and um

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so obviously it's the ronaldo show um but i think that there were moments

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where you're like you can't let him do that right like um

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the first goal just so first of all he gets mad that he doesn't get a handball in the box and he just gets literally

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goes into berserker mode and scores one from 25 30 yards now if you watch that play

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fred has this dink like cheeky little flick that and then he makes the run that opens up the space which is really

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good and so dyer is caught in no man's land on that point the obvious he doesn't move that well up and down

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sometimes right but he he knows what he is he knows he's not but he goes if i charged at ronaldo guess who's getting

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walked right around yeah right so he's like damn if you do damage you don't and he goes i'm gonna try and block this shot but make a perfect shot guess what

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so one note to united um but spurs fight back right and and uh i thought that you

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know i thought that we had significantly better of the game and i'm trying i would agree i mean it's not it's not too

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it's not too crazy it's pretty the the stats are close the stats are close but i i still you

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know having watched it i'm like okay there's it's kind of back and forth we end up getting the penalty that's what

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it was to make it 1-1 and um there were chances before that though we had a goal called offer offside which

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rightfully so of course but like um so kane puts it home from the penalty spot

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unstoppable never gonna miss fine um

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the second goal for united stayed with me because uh it's again it's ronaldo coming across

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sancho who by the way was great sancho made a couple of mistakes in this game but i think the important thing was that

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he's getting good he was feeling it to the point where he's like i'm gonna [ __ ] it up i'm gonna lose the ball sometimes but i'm gonna do

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[ __ ] like this and he walks all the way around uh he's all the way down the left side

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he plays it into ronaldo for a tap in but um that is so offside

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except for sergio reggione's back foot on the other side of the field

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it looked so offside well because dyer stepped up and when i saw him step up but this is before they

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have the lines on the field i'm like ha ha all right you giveth and he take it away we're all right and then they do

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the lines and i see reggion's foot like 40 yards from the ball which by the way

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is such a bastardization of the spirit of the rule i know i just

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you gotta laugh right sometimes it [ __ ] you sometimes it doesn't but like i just ah christ you know and then you get you

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get another you get another on a harry potter head right that but but uh the [ __ ] housing

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by your man uh who's your romero he was there i mean he was there but

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harry maguire had every right to get up and punch him in the face oh yeah so for the young initiator who didn't see the goal uh it goes off a slab head stupid

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face uh and into the net 2-2 to spurs 72nd minute we were in the ascendancy

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this game you score that goal and you're like we're gonna go win this [ __ ] game now um and as

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romero's genuine first reaction is one of my favorite moments of the year for spurs it's been a tough year and he just

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bends over in in and yells and it's fire's face and yell laughs

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in his face you [ __ ] idiot or whatever he says it runs off does not rain

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yeah it was it definitely was um but then he was then victimized well he

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wasn't but like uh again a goal off of a corner but like hey um i marked him

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with [ __ ] matt doherty like number seven keep an eye on number seven

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i get we're doing zonal marking i understand that it works sometimes hey

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just don't let number seven beat you right like i feel like that should be a good but it's a good header man oh yeah

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no no absolutely but it also was matt doherty he beat on the [ __ ] like what are we doing here

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guys and for united as much as we talk about them it makes a huge difference when they have veran in there holy [ __ ]

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it's just like yeah they're just another level a level of quality that they don't have in a

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normal basis another thing that i noticed uh straight away from kickoff was that um

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paul pogba is a bit um famous for his hairdos and oh it's fun uh yeah for for his uh flamboyant

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appearance shall we say he went well he he went scorched earth he shaved his head he looked scared so he will

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from hereby be known as on the squeaky bum time podcast as paul penis because that is

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exactly what he looks like um so i think there's i think i think

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there's a highlander reference for men united there can only be one uh yeah they can only have one

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portuguese guy playing at a time the ronaldo goals were bruno's goals

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especially the first one he was ronaldo was going into spots where bruno normally is sure

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yep and the first one definitely and i think that doesn't make that shot though oh yes he

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does he can make that shot uh i mean he hasn't been but you know what i mean i think the issue for united

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is when your team is selected based on the strengths and weaknesses of the players in the side not that you have to

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play them the team is much better yeah right letting pogba roam free and

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having matic and fred do the running and having uh rashford even though he was

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bad having rashford and sancho running off ronaldo and ronaldo and you can have

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you can have guys roaming free and doing things and pressing but you have to have a balance and united just looked so much

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more balanced without having ronaldo and fernandez so yeah it's a tough call

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um but they weren't good well look another day spurs wins that game oh yeah

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without question meanwhile he missed a good job he's been yeah um i thought that it was

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interesting right before the first goal that uh ronaldo scored there was um there was an opportunity for kane

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uh who ended up taking one more touch and then tried to play it into somebody on the on the right wing

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he shoots and scores on that every time i've seen him in that area and so that was the weird difference early on i was

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like my superstar didn't take his shot and yours did the probability of which if you would have told me when they both

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had the ball on their foot it's like kane scoring and ronaldo's not right i mean this was the thing the thing to

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keep in mind is like this was a really good game from ronaldo like eight shots five on target like this is vintage oh

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there's the best player of all time is on my team now sure sure right uh but we

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let's let's move to uh but the thing is that he did a lot of the things we've lauded kane for doing over the

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last two to three years especially as you mentioned with those guys running off of him it was it was lucas it was

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son and he was dropping back which allowed him he's 37 years old he's not going to burn for 90 minutes like that

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okay so what he so what he's doing is he and the other thing is he knows you're watching him at all times except for

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when during the game-winning [ __ ] goal um but so he's getting into areas and spaces where he could get the ball

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and move or shoot like if he wanted from 30 yards out so um yeah i thought that the the the one-two play with sancho as

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i mentioned was unbelievable rashford not his best effort but you know i mean like sometimes that happens

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in that setup sometimes you become so one-sided that the other winger is like he's more or

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less just there for show um but they get the points tremendously important game for their top four race uh their title

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their top four charge i should say um spurs are in the dust it's hard to really say where they go from here who

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the [ __ ] knows with spurs if they win two or three in a row sure they're not

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gone but like this is this is you can lose this game right i've said this on the

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show a lot you can lose this game you can lose to to city who they are [ __ ] impervious against um

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but yeah this was a this was not a bad loss no that's what i'm saying this one stings

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because you basically got beaten by a one-man band but you can get past it if you beat burnley and southampton and get

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a result versus wolves at home and all these other points you're leaving on the board that now

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those are the points that you're missing between you and arsenal and united so yeah it would if if you get to the the

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the brat the tax end of the season right the business end i should say of the season and you are in these races those are the

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points that you go what the [ __ ] what did we even do there because now you've got games against brighton against

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arsenal you know you can have a direct impact it's those burnley games it's the burnley games and

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stuff like that so yeah i mean speaking of i got over this one pretty quickly but it's like i said it's it's

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it's the other games that end up killing you you know yeah and speaking of teams that handle these kind of games arsenal

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have not been dropping points against [ __ ] teams for a while and they take care of leicester at home and they've got

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something going they're brewing they are cooking they're playing for fun they are

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doing their thing and it's been consistency we now it's week on week on week on week with arsenal where they

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really beat the [ __ ] out of leicester pretty good put put 20 shots on goal so on on the regular with six on target

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it's really you know no vardy no party for for the great and powerful lester who are now weirdly playing for the

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europa conference league that uh uh brendan rodgers said he didn't know what it was uh now he does so because that's

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a season they're just they're so unraveled all over the field harvey

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barnes i watched this game harvey barnes was the only semblance of offense for the club the entire day it was it was

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like watching it was like watching an old dog die it was horrible

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yeah it's it's weird it's weird their um their defensive problems are just so

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prevalent and i i i remember when soyuentu first came and i thought that holy [ __ ] that's the

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guy united needed now that's the guy nobody needs so hinchu is awful he seems to get worse

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and these he's been the one who's been there the whole time he's still the right age he's still a good age only 25.

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he runs like a deer but he seems to need uh johnny evans who knew johnny evans

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was going to be the most important player who was basically holding this team together it's bizarre but uh you

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know the their fullbacks never really came back pereira is a shell of himself you know they just don't have

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what they need and you know they're in mid-table now they're just like we're fine we're safe we're not going anywhere

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we're not gonna finish in a top four we're in that that group that group of play that group of teams that's good on

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a day but then can lose to anybody or beat anyone but with arsenal they're just playing sharp and if i could give

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more love to odegaard i would weirdly the shakka party is actually

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working now party and shop seem to be getting together and not making parties so as i said party was unbelievable

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yeah really he was all over the place he had the first goal on a header he should have had a second one which ended up being a penalty late in the game yeah um

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uh jacques like we said well let's wait until wednesday's over before we let's maybe hang on to that um yeah they're

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just good it's weird and saka was was electric he was he was really really

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good it's weird like they they don't have to play smith row i mean they have this rotating martinelli smith row thing

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and then they've got the veteran lacazette who's just sacrifices he does everything they need he drops into the

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midfield he sprays balls out wide he's just good like it's one of these strikers

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in these modern offenses he's in the firmino role he's in the

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he's in the city striker drop in role these these strikers that don't score goals but you can see you're like oh

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they make the team run because you've got these wingers that are super fast super dynamic but they can't they

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don't have the skill to play at the nine the way these teams want to play the nine and they just they just bring

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people in all the time saka's just played in martinelli just played in all the time they're just starting trouble

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and while arsenal have four games in hand or three three of those games in hand are liverpool on wednesday spurs

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and and chelsea so those are not gimmies and we're going to learn more about arsenal

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uh on wednesday um this is going to be i i don't expect i don't expect them to

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win but i don't expect them to get blown out either no i can see the days of them

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yeah the days of them getting the doors blown off them are probably behind them i would expect

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but you know it could be tight like they should have beat city in that one nil in in january they have the last really bad

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blowout they had was no it's it's been a while they haven't really gotten beaten badly for a while

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well they have everton loss on the books yeah um what i would say though is uh and we

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talked about giving up goals well yeah but we talked a lot about a lot on the show um they have guys who

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have the englishness who will play for the shirt who are they're they're getting up for this game they want to go

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and not just spoil liverpool's title themselves but they want to announce themselves for next season and in the

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champions league races so there is a lot more than pride on the line here for arsenal but i think if it were only

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pride it would still be a competitive game based on that so i like this game i

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i do wonder if they're ready to do this i think if arteta is smart

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he will not play shaka in this game i agree i just thought of something is

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is this the classic oh here come the arsenal oh wait no liverpool beat him for nothing right

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like that it could be that it could be that i do worry for that

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but that's what i'm saying i think that's one of those narratives where i i i understand this is this is

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well this is the moment these are the moments i don't know i i this is the final boss this is a this is one of those moments where can

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they have a good perform i mean they did have a really good performance against city where they should have won

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um and the emirates is loud it's got some juice

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it can be it's this is a you can admit it or not this is a likable group

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you know what it is yeah bothers me really likable you really like ramsdale shouting and being

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afraid to watch the team take penalties and shout at his end you really like saka and smith rowe and the high socks

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and the and the marnelli yeah and all that all the weirdness all the weirdness and and odegaard like this weird

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norwegian kind of smooth operator who who has flicks and tricks not because he's flashy but just because that's how

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it's done dude i'll say this and it's a great segue he reminds me a hell of a lot

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he's he's more he's more flashy maybe not as functional reminds me a lot of early christian

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erickson he has that quality yes right and they're they're both of viking def

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descent exactly not the same vikings different but norwegian versus they were all [ __ ] each other at some point

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okay yeah and you wanted to you want to segue into yeah let's go into brentford burnley because yeah i saw a

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goal that spurs scored in the:

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and it was the exact same spot with the exact same spot part of christian

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erickson's foot onto ivan tony's head and two year three years ago it was on

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say harry kane's head so if he stays there and they stay up there's no reason next season even tony

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couldn't be booked for 25 goals absolutely it could happen what do you mean if

28:22

erickson stays if american state if eric's state yeah yeah oh yeah because they'll run for him all day yup and he

28:27

won't have to which is good because his heart will explode but that was a huge win for them and

28:33

burnley was that was just i don't well we've been saying we trust but come on hold on let's let's

28:40

let's dive back to before the game starts right so burnley has a couple games ahead they're on 21 points in 19th

28:46

place uh they actually were in 18th place before the watford win i believe and

28:51

brentford's on 27. they're not safe going into this game at all this was the

28:57

okay realistically out of what nine games left they probably need five points yeah it's right it's 35 36

29:05

you're totally good they go into that game going we need eight or nine points and they got a third of them right there right so he

29:12

said it's gonna take eight wins and they have eight and and like everything else we've talked about in this race how many times has it turned on a team winning

29:18

two in a row there you are brentford so you're you're doing okay thankfully that makes me happy i i think if anybody's

29:24

listening to the show uh for more than a few episodes you know that our love for brantford runs deep so yeah it lasts a

29:30

while but then it came back i was just sad see staying in the bottom we have leads who also get off the schneid and

29:38

get their wins in a row this was huge they had they had played well against

29:44

against leicester city and should have won then got beat pretty badly against your mob is that right four nil oh yeah

29:50

they got smoked that was the game that killed the elsa yeah and then this this game

29:56

they are winning they're doing fine they of course give up the obligatory goal it is leeds after all pascal struck

30:05

all right so let's live this game through vicariously through through my eyes so again you've got money on the

30:10

line i had mentioned the parlay and it was a it was a hefty little uh little chunk of change it was 800 bucks uh to

30:16

win i didn't put that much on it i don't have a problem uh i put 100 bucks on it to win 800 or 200 win it doesn't matter

30:23

um so early they're up a goal chelsea i have chelsea wolves and lee's all money line

30:28

leeds is up early wolves are up early and then they have the red card so it got a little cager than i thought at everton wolves but i never really paid

30:35

attention to that um but chelsea chelsea i had the same feeling that you had watching man city and i'm like it's just

30:41

that game it's blah blah like they're not gonna get it they're not gonna get it so in the span of let's say

30:48

five minutes chelsea score in the 89th minute they go up one nil these are

30:54

still up one one one nil i'm in the money right now yes norwich

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you son of a [ __ ] in the 91st first yes

31:06

wow oh boy i i sat there and luckily what the thing that i do when i catch a bad

31:13

beat or a loss is i just go catatonic and i internalize it which means the show is probably not going to make it

31:19

through like another 10 or so episodes because i'm gonna also have a christian ericsson and die um

31:25

so 91st minute kenny mclean from pookie um ties it and we're on to four plus

31:32

minutes of stoppage time now at the restart jesse march brings on joe gelhardt joe

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gelhardt top scorer in the premier league two last season with 11 goals the leeds fans love him he's like 12 years

31:44

old he is their future striker where has he been all year why don't you just play him uh but he comes off the bench and

31:53

it happens he wins the headers he pushes yeah he pushes rafinha out

31:59

almost through to the right rafinha dances around the keeper it's a really nice

32:05

juice it was sexy and then he salts it right back over to gelhart who taps it in

32:11

and there was a pants optional party in my living room holy [ __ ] it was just

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like ellen road it was just like i'm telling you it was awesome and i'm gonna pay i'm gonna repay leads um for this

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okay on friday and if anybody is in the new york city area you're more than welcome to join uh i will be at the

32:32

leeds bar watching the leads uh i think they're playing wolves match that's nice friday

32:39

4 p.m it's one of those weird easter uh daylight savings time but not really in england things you got the late start

32:45

and i am going to be in that number it's going to be a lot of fun you're just going to leads

32:50

you just yeah because i have a couple hours to kill before i go to see my brother so i was like [ __ ] it

32:56

all right so leeds it is you're going to love it they're probably going to love you you're going to you're going to kiss everybody it's going to be great

33:03

norwich we know they're just done like the less we talk about them the better however they still have game if they win

33:10

two in a row they they're they go from 17 to 20. they went too low they're almost not in trouble

33:15

right right speaking of the other friends down in in the hell that is the relegation fight uh um

33:23

southampton lose to watford uh just watford you bastards roy hodgson you

33:29

[ __ ] they do win the xg battle chucho hernandez scores two goals one in a fourteen one on the 34th he's been

33:35

scoring some quality goals i have watched some southampton stuff a lot of dominance from southampton and then

33:41

somehow giving up goals they have this in them they are a weird team they're still well coached they're just not as

33:47

good as you want them to be ward prows a missed header by them that could have brought this game level but

33:54

watford get off the schneid they're now ahead of burnley but they're on 29. uh who else did we have there was someone

34:00

else oh everett yeah we touched on everything and that's the thing i

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okay i've been playing this game the whole year they have three games in hand this couldn't possibly happen to them right

34:13

yeah but now they lose another player with a red card he's gonna miss a couple games they don't have enough at this point that's good

34:20

yeah they're really bad they're just not even creating anything now wow wolverhampton the wolves are tough like

34:27

that's not a joke oh no i i did not think that it would be this close yeah it was but at home everton needed

34:34

those games at home i think there was a belief that sure frank lampard wants you to press

34:41

and attack but doesn't really show the details of it you thought that

34:46

everton would just play frenetic and score goals accidentally and win games just because they're better

34:52

but i think they've now got like the rock creeping in where they're playing with fear

34:58

they're playing with no confidence i know that there's numbers and metrics and all these things that happen within

35:04

all sports but if there is one game that lives on emotion and time and there's no timeouts

35:12

and the players are on the field and it is the name of our show so drink get ready it is squeaky bum time for everton

35:19

they're not handling things well they just like what happened to dominic calvert lewin

35:26

is he dead did they stop does he does he not play anymore is he just is he broken

35:32

so charleston's keeps trying to score goals i forget in the in the title meme i

35:37

don't think he started but he certainly made an appearance and he just looked completely disengaged didn't give a [ __ ]

35:44

right uh and richarlison is out there basically doing it by himself to what extent that he can

35:51

he's not that good he just runs hard and he's brazilian so you think he's really good well he almost hit the bar

35:56

no i i right but i'm saying he has he has the ability to win a game for you

36:02

but not often not by himself right now no not enough i mean andrus how is damari gray not

36:09

playing all the games why is andres townsend still on this team like what the [ __ ] is going on they pull

36:16

daily alley dally's giving them nothing i mean what is going on surprise me so there's

36:21

three games there are three they're four games excuse me that they do have in hand are wow

36:27

burnley leicester city watford and crystal palace so they've

36:32

got some bums they've they can they can right but they have an easy schedule it should be okay until they get into this

36:38

yeah i'm saying is those are two two of those that i mentioned right watford those are knife fights yes those

36:45

are if you don't win one of those games you're going down yeah it's getting it's getting uh it's

36:52

getting kind of heavy they've got both of those teams take points off of you you're in deep [ __ ] pal yes yes yes

36:59

they've got to beat [ __ ] watford they have to beat they have to win one of those games

37:06

and by by have to win i mean you can't draw both of them that's not good enough yeah and they've got they've got a new

37:12

castle in the makeup game like they're not they're gonna feel down they're not

37:17

nailed down to beat newcastle no i would take newcastle on that absolutely absolutely and i think by then trippier

37:24

will be back yeah so they're a mess they hand over all the power to

37:30

rafa benitez who fires all this hierarchy and directors of football and

37:36

scouting network and he transfers out dyna and then they fire him

37:41

yeah like that's just stupid like what are you doing like

37:46

i think and i mean this with the bottom of my heart if they [ __ ] rode with benitez they'd be fine

37:52

he would have found a way because he would have just been in the situation that they're in right now he but by by fine they would be in the

38:00

premier league next year and he would be gone yes and fans would hate it and he you

38:06

just this this team is a mess they've got russian oligarch connectivity

38:11

they've got financial fair play [ __ ] going on they're not fine if they go to the championship and try and build that

38:17

stadium they could disappear like these things i don't think people understand i mean our

38:23

english fans you guys know but when you go down it's not a guarantee that you bounce

38:29

back up you need infrastructure you need a way to play you need everything to be good you need to be able to go

38:37

okay we're down here we know how to get out right yeah because you can it's five

38:43

seasons all of a sudden nottingham forest two-time european champions

38:49

it's now 20 years in the championship yeah brentford was what 70 years between

38:55

their topics i know i know but like you're not a big team leeds

39:00

in the wilderness 16 years city had some tough moments city or you

39:06

know city were were in the role of crystal palace we

39:11

were kind of like a we're here hey we go down sometimes but not all the time we had some trophies in our history but you

39:18

know it's they won a playoff one the most famous game before the aguero goal was a league

39:25

one championship two goals down in in extra time to bring to penalties against

39:30

gillingham and tony pulis in:

39:36

because i needed to feel it um what do we got left we've got we've got we've covered a lot of stuff do you want

39:43

to talk about jesse marsh a little yeah yeah i mean i'm happy to see that i mean again that's a a big win over a

39:51

a plucky but sort of hapless knowledge team but again three points gets you from that conversation we were just in

39:58

with everton and watford and burnley too out of it for now right like hey keep

40:03

moving it's very much it is very much for now but the the relegation fight is

40:09

literally ever i mean leads are on 26 everton's on 22 and then watford's on 22 burnley's on

40:17

21 norch on 17. it's really three from four and one of

40:22

those four is everton which is insane if you would have told me or not me if

40:28

you would have told everton fans who rejoicing and dancing in the streets when they when they got rid of rafa

40:34

benitez like you said moments after they also started the season three

40:39

and one 3-0 yeah yeah but like i i want to hear like how that

40:45

all went down they're like all right cool so like the ownership is like asking for a recap of the transfer

40:50

window activity like right so okay so did you bring anybody in yeah we got dele alli uh oh cool they mean that

40:56

stark from tottenham uh yeah yeah let's go with yeah yeah is he still good yeah yeah

41:03

yeah he's still good um okay great uh uh

41:08

yeah right donnie vanderbilt oh you mean the guy that manchester united bought for like 50 million a couple years ago that's the guy we got him does he play

41:16

well you know did you spend a lot on him no no we didn't no we didn't spend a lot of money oh okay cool um well all right

41:23

then uh how did you get any defenders yeah how did you fund this this these

41:28

moves uh we um we we um we sold luca they

41:37

we sold our primary offensive creator we sold luca dean

41:43

i'm sorry what yeah no he's not on the team anymore yeah why ah we i just i didn't i didn't i

41:50

didn't like him he was not very nice to me in pr in training one time four months ago

41:56

and i never forgot that [ __ ] yeah yeah oh you're fired you're fi get the [ __ ] out pack your [ __ ] right now get the

42:02

[ __ ] out yeah they just didn't get like guys who are up for the fight and even they're even lampard is he has he been in a

42:10

relegation battle uh never right no is delhi no vanderbeek

42:16

no they're not these guys are up for and as long as michael keane is playing they're not [ __ ] winning oh he's

42:21

unwatchable he's actually he's very watchable i'll tell you when he's watchable when you're going against him the other one is

42:27

who i love and i dearly am sad to see him the way he is my boy seamus killman

42:33

who i've loved since his leighton baines days when he broke his leg i just always liked him he's now a year he's year 13

42:40

still the core of defense he's like my guy you gotta go didn't he have like an absolute

42:46

thunderbolt at anfield one time like at the end of the game to beat liverpool or maybe to start a draw

42:52

there's no way because because they never beat liverpool no no it was it was a draw

42:57

oh okay well then yes yes i do recall that as a draw maybe and this but this would have been pre-klopp

43:04

] war of:

43:10

irish troubles were still going on i'm not he was part of the accords oh i remember this

43:16

we've got to talk we've got to talk the love and joy of football the uh yarmolenko goal uh west ham at home

43:23

so so we know about the war in ukraine it's awful it's terrible respect to the

43:29

ukrainians they're really holding out they're doing like crystal palace versus manchester city but just like 90 minutes

43:34

let's try 20 days yeah so they're a smart man once said it's tough to win on the road it is tough to win on the

43:41

road so they're doing well on the road but yarmolenko who is born in russia of

43:47

ukrainian parents he's from st petersburg aka petrogad aka something grad stalingrad i don't know something

43:54

they change their names all the time over there depending on who killed who um so it i think it's back to st

43:59

petersburg so he's russian-born to ukrainian parents the war begins

44:05

he's got to figure out what the [ __ ] going on his family he takes i think seven or eight day leave it's affecting

44:11

him he's having a hard time west ham has been great to him very classy west ham a community

44:17

based team it's the it's the east london it would be like if the lower east side had a team and the

44:23

ys so freeze new york city in:

44:31

and that team is [ __ ] west ham yeah and then take their stadium away and

44:37

make them go all the way to the bronx sort of or make them go to like the the [ __ ] hudson yards yeah right right

44:44

right [ __ ] you [ __ ] yes and yours would be more like the east side be like where the u.n is probably anyway so

44:50

yarmolenko comes on uh late i don't know the circumstance of it but the goal is [ __ ] killer it's

44:57

one touch boom uh in the box someone fires it into him he grabs it hits it in

45:03

and he has a really cool celebration he runs over drops on his knees puts his hands up then it's hands to the

45:10

face the whole stadium aston villa fans the whole stadium so

45:15

there's a way in no one's booing the pla his fa the teammates around him and he's just weeping it's affected him you can't

45:22

not feel for that moment where you know that someone is at work and doing their thing

45:30

they're having a moment of emotion of feeling of worrying about his family of

45:35

worrying about i bet you his house is split in half his parents are probably old be like putin's all right and he's like we're [ __ ] ukrainian but we're

45:42

in russia it's all fake aren't they all nazis no they're not all [ __ ] nazis although ukrainians

45:48

don't talk to them about jews but anyway that's a different story at a different time uh and then the

45:54

african students trying to get across the border that was weird too um but anyway they're fighting sometimes black

45:59

and white so he cries it's a moment football lives on

46:05

forever um it's a badish loss for aston villa who seemed to had a

46:12

little blip then they right the ship but this is a this is not a good loss uh for

46:17

um for the in the war of claret and blue however well hold on i don't know i don't know

46:24

that i agree with that west ham have top four aspirations in this goal while they win 2-1 but that

46:30

puts them back into the conversation into the race they're still the dark horse for the race but let's be clear

46:37

what champions league is to arsenal europa league is to west ham and by the way they finally did lose in europa

46:42

league midweek yeah but they still have a shot against sevilla no of course no i don't think they've done it i think that's something

46:48

but yeah i think the thing with west ham is they are a live

46:54

fighter they seem to have the structure to take punches

46:59

they seem to be running a long a they're a marathon runner they're going to take you to distance they're going to give

47:06

you the jake lamotta to uh sugar ray robinson you never knock me down jake you never knocked me down

47:12

and they will keep fighting and they're gonna keep on going and they're still lingering they're still waiting there

47:18

you [ __ ] up west ham will [ __ ] jump you they'll just show up weak they will jump you uh they're not getting goals

47:26

from from antonio but that doesn't matter maybe yarmolenko can sort of

47:31

summon something as long as rice and suck are in the middle there they are

47:36

doing things because the goal for yarmolenko was set up by a run from deep

47:41

from rice he just took off he's six foot something he's very upright he's an odd

47:47

runner but he doesn't lose the ball and he just had his head up the whole time you're like there he goes oh there's declan rice running through the midfield

47:54

going from offense to defense fires a pass into yomolenko being bombash the goal happens um and that was cool and a

48:02

moment that football mattered again the goal i will say for villa is an important goal because it's from our

48:08

friend and yours mr jacob ramsey the best young midfielder to come out of

48:14

england in a long time just 20 years old already on six goals out of the midfield

48:20

um you know they've got a good thing going there in aston villa it helps when you get funded uh i don't know what

48:28

gerrard does i think he just walks in the room and says i'm steven gerrard give me the [ __ ] players i need and

48:33

you're just like okay i got it yeah we go again okay fine don't slip uh but they got this uh i mean it is weird

48:41

but they don't slip i know i know i know um but it's no they're fine though

48:47

watkins i i mentioned this in the in the middle of the game against palace and we talked

48:54

about this last week but that group that [ __ ] dirty bunch of

48:59

villa southampton palace leicester brighton newcastle that group

49:06

they're [ __ ] troublesome they'll [ __ ] you up they're good they have good coaches whether where they are in the

49:12

table how their season has gone any day of the week you'll be like [ __ ] jacob

49:17

ramsey scored a [ __ ] goal on us and they bless up or palace you're like what the [ __ ] where the [ __ ] is zaha going

49:24

that [ __ ] and elise throw it throws in a cross or you you play lester and it's like jamie vardy [ __ ] in with madison

49:31

god damn those [ __ ] they're all really tough and that brings the middle is good yeah the middle wednesday so

49:38

you've got uh you've got spurs going to the amex or whatever it's called now again at uh

49:44

you're beloved they they've really i think i don't think they realized how much dan burn

49:50

meant to them uh it's weird i think there's a signal when you sell a player who's like hey that was our that that

49:56

guy played center back he played left back now he's gone like what are you guys doing but

50:02

they bought him for four sold them for 15 for a team like brighton they do that every day yeah absolutely

50:09

yeah and so um they play your mob the logic says win loss win loss win loss win loss this is going to be a win for

50:15

spurs um and they sure as hell need one but um the question i have a tough game

50:20

man i see that as a draw of course of course um the question i have is does lucas get

50:27

in because he's obviously been a bright spot he looked great off the bench the other day sunny was kind of absent they

50:34

took kulaszewski off for lucas down a goal late i would not have

50:39

done that i would have taken sonny off i i first guessed it at the time didn't have it on twitter so sorry but um you

50:45

just kind of have to take my word for it no i thought that um there are games where where sonny kind

50:51

of disappears and that's okay um but you've got to recognize when they are and and just yank them first i don't

50:56

think i don't think it's against i don't think it's against brighton because brighton our possession team

51:02

brighton are a team that play on the front foot brighton our player our team that push up with their fullbacks it's

51:09

the kind of game where in transition you need sony and i think that if

51:14

if you don't play sunny in that game that's probably a bad idea i wouldn't even disagree with that but

51:20

what i'm saying is i think lucas gives you a lot of the same now i'm not saying he's as clinical as as uh sunny is but i

51:27

think that they're very similar players so it makes you wonder does kulaseski give way should he absolutely not he's

51:32

been i for my money he was the best not player not named ronaldo on the field on

51:38

sunday or saturday whenever the game was then we've got he's got the liverpool arsenal which we've already talked about

51:43

as like good god please for all love of jesus may all the gods the old and the new

51:50

find the spirit of patrick vieira bless thomas parte to attack and destroy

51:56

liverpool and treat them like the scouse [ __ ] that they are because we need them

52:01

to not win a draw is fantastic i think a draw would be the most uh interesting outcome for

52:07

the neutral right for the title race um because then you're still a full three points behind or they're ahead

52:13

ahead of liverpool yeah watch watch arsenal just get the doors blown off them i'm sorry anyway

52:19

man it's possible it's possible because it's also possible every year every [ __ ] year no i've never come the

52:26

difference is i've never come around on it i've always been like these [ __ ] phonies this is nonsense you just wait

52:31

you just wait yeah so let's see we'll see i'm drinking i'm drinking i had a red gatorade for this show that's how

52:37

much i'm drinking then then thursday we'll probably be able to talk about the results here but everton newcastle if there's a must win for everton it's that

52:43

one they gotta win that game what are you doing i mean they're all must wins until they win one

52:49

at this point but yeah and then i think it's an fa cup week because there's weird makeup games so arsenal play on

52:56

wednesday and then villa on saturday i think arsenal are looking for four points from those two

53:02

in any order sorry i'm looking up the fa cup pictures it is uh and there's not

53:07

really much to write home about middlesbrough versus chelsea they've taken down united in spurs so we'll see

53:13

uh palace versus everton what if everton get into the seminary they should mail that game they should mail that game in

53:18

or or try and win it like just do whatever who cares no because you're not gonna beat city or

53:24

liverpool or chelsea in the next round like just go now dude no no no no no no no no you never give up a trophy if you

53:30

don't have to you do if it's going to destroy your [ __ ] club for 20 years for for palace you go ball to leather

53:38

sure you're safe no i'm saying everton get out of there like

53:43

go figure out how to get eight more points the rest of the season you [ __ ] frauds like just stay and then

53:48

then we've got we've got wolves so we've got games basically the rest of the week uh and then i think there's champions

53:54

league on tuesday i think atletico so we'll talk about you guys we talked about a few times before that but yeah

54:00

we've got games every day of the week this is the game today the time of year right so this weird thing and and so for

54:06

the old heads on the on the show and we love you um you'll know that we've talked about how there's games thick and

54:12

fast pretty much [ __ ] what every week for the last two seasons right like almost a year and a half because of all

54:19

the makeups and all that stuff and all that this is as i said earlier in the show the business end of the season

54:24

where you usually do and most clubs teams that don't usually have midweek games have makeups right um so there's

54:31

usually some stuff going from now until may 15th right but we've got man united atletico tomorrow

54:38

that's that's two that's one one on aggregate we've got ix benfica that's

54:43

2-2 on aggregate juventus villarreal that's 1-1 on aggregate and then we've got chelsea we've got [ __ ] tucle

54:50

driving the bus to chelsea because they barely have money so i don't know how that game's going to go but

54:57

chelsea may not score but they don't give it up too they don't have to donate up to no yeah yeah yeah yeah so so

55:02

tuesday's champions league wednesdays spurs brighton and arsenal big big games thursday's everton's uh lifeline game

55:10

wolves leads you'd expect leeds to lose that game but hey you never know and then villa arsenal on saturday and then

55:16

i believe that's it for saturday but i'm not sure

55:22

i'm looking right now friday we've got tottenham west ham on sunday uh which i'm looking forward to

55:27

and so hopefully i'll be at the spring oh no no no that oh no match postpo yeah yeah all of it all the rest is postponed

55:32

do you have west ham on sunday yep oh so you're playing during the weekend and then lester brentford so there's a

55:39

bunch of games and we'll go through that on thursday but we're running late on time but we went through we given this

55:45

is like a weird three-quarter mark we're in the home stretch kind of update episode where mike and i are here we

55:51

took care of everything we needed to do mike tell us what i need to do all right let's get out of here hey that was the

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About the Podcast

Squeaky Bum Time: An English Premier League Podcast
We cover news from the Premier League, The FA Cup, Carabao Cup and the UEFA Champions League... as long as there are English clubs playing!
Laurent Courtines and Mike Salerno, two friends who love football and talk nonsense about things that make most people uncomfortable.

And sometimes Premier League football.

We focus on English football, talk about the clubs in the top flight, the relegation battle and how our beloved clubs Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are doing across all competition domestically and abroad.
Specifically, the Premier League, The FA Cup, Carabao Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League.
During internationals, we'll talk CONCACAF, UEFA, The United States National team, Mexico, Canada and the FIFA World Cup along with the European Championship.

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About your hosts

Laurent Courtines

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Laurent Courtines (co-host)- Since 1894, providing amateur, crap football punditry with a severe Manchester City bias. I don't hate your team, I just hate you.
I'm middle aged, I'm American, I never played football (or soccer for that matter) and I may not have actually watched your team play, but I'll talk about it anyway.

Mike Salerno

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Co host of Squeaky Bum Time: A English Premier League Podcast with Mike Salerno and Laurent Courtines