Episode 145

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21st Feb 2022

Episode #145 - Harry Kane and Tottenham Do the Double Douchico Over Manchester City!

In Episode #145 of the Squeaky Bum Time Podcast, Tottenham have won the league! Just kidding, but they did complete the double over Manchester City and make a title race out of this season yet. What's the difference?! Also:

  • The guys join forces take Liverpool fans to task for simply existing
  • Title race back on? Liverpool with the game in hand
  • Manchester United win a wild edition of the War of the Roses over Leeds
  • Previewing a massive game between Wolves and Arsenal in the Top 4 race

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Transcript

00:00

hello and welcome to the squeakiest bum

00:03

time podcast with mike laurent it is

00:07

tuesday

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february 22nd of the 22nd year of the

00:11

20th century uh in this episode the war

00:14

of the roses is resumed for those who

00:16

don't know that's men united versus

00:17

leeds the title race gets a lifeline but

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first mike are you alive are you okay

00:22

and also how am i doing am i okay

00:25

no you're not you're never okay though

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in fact

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you're happy that man city lost so that

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you have something to talk about but on

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the anniversary

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of the miracle on ice we sit here

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talking about the first time in the

00:38

history of el duchico that tottenham

00:41

hotspur has done the double duchy cup

00:44

they have taken all six

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of six available points from manchester

00:50

city after an absolute

00:53

barn burner

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on saturday afternoon tottenham three

00:57

manchester city two i i jumped ahead to

01:00

that the most important score of the

01:02

weekend we're going to talk about it

01:04

almost exclusively in this episode if

01:06

you don't care about this game you're

01:08

lying first of all second goodbye it's

01:10

okay

01:11

all right let me go

01:13

to the scores west ham won newcastle won

01:17

the how revolution is revolutionizing

01:19

and west ham take a dup a dump on their

01:22

own side they are in trouble but uh west

01:24

ham playing really well arsenal staked

01:26

their claim again brentford's still

01:28

sliding they are up 2-1 the young kids

01:30

are there smith rowe and soccer with the

01:32

goals brentford pilgrim back late my

01:33

beloved brighton lose at home to burnley

01:36

[ __ ] sake what's going on tough loss

01:39

uh liverpool

01:41

find a way winning 3-1 after going down

01:43

versus norwich for a minute there it

01:45

looked like they were going to lose but

01:46

then nor liverpool was like get the [ __ ]

01:47

it never really did they put the hammer

01:49

down

01:50

southampton and the hassan hoodle uh who

01:53

do take win two nil at home against

01:55

everton i guess uh frank lampard's not

01:57

actually that good and then the lan with

02:00

his other friend mr

02:02

gerard at home losing to watford one-nil

02:05

the girard revolution not really going

02:07

well everything's running through

02:08

coutinho maybe the continuum thing's

02:10

going to fail chelsea get lucky lukaku

02:12

has seven touches in the game two and a

02:15

half beat crystal palace one nil it was

02:18

not as good a game as i thought but

02:19

chelsea can still defend like [ __ ]

02:22

but no uh no gallagher so we give them a

02:25

pass there tottenham three uh

02:28

32 don't want to talk about that in the

02:30

war of the roses of classic mud blood

02:33

thunder fighting wetness soggy pitches

02:36

leads to manchester united four it was a

02:38

fun game i'll admit it and wolves

02:40

continue and lester's uh world still

02:44

sinks in the battle of the dogs wolves

02:46

to

02:46

leicester city one uh with rogers

02:51

getting the dreaded vote of confidence

02:58

but let us go

02:59

to the uh aforementioned etihad where

03:02

we're hiding funds on our sponsored

03:04

stadium i'm sure it's over inflated

03:06

because that's what everyone says about

03:08

city and city and their million dollar

03:11

team their hundred million dollar

03:12

players on the bench and the narrative

03:14

shift shift shift of two to three

03:19

west ham tottenham beating city uh

03:23

setting the record for

03:25

expected goals on shots something like

03:28

0.2 per shot so that means all the

03:32

chances that spurs created were

03:34

incredible chances and they could have

03:36

scored more

03:39

city dominate possession they huff they

03:41

puff they do nothing they get

03:45

they go level on a dubious penalty i

03:47

almost wrote hold on no don't wait i

03:50

didn't want it i didn't want it we're

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gonna go through every single [ __ ]

03:55

inch of this match

03:58

starting with the fourth minute of the

04:00

game

04:01

a classic throwback to the champions

04:04

league clash between us

04:06

uh

04:07

where

04:07

sun is gone in a way

04:10

off of an absolutely incredible pass

04:13

from yep harry should have been player

04:16

of the season last year

04:18

you finished eight okay thank you he

04:21

is

04:22

buying by far the best player in the

04:24

country it is not close it was on full

04:27

display in every aspect of the game on

04:30

saturday and it is irrefutable

04:32

and i

04:33

welcome someone to come on the show you

04:35

know what he literally i think some i

04:37

saw something or i have to look it up

04:39

someone did a study he's literally

04:41

running faster now

04:44

yeah well i believe it he hasn't had a

04:45

knee or an ankle injury and yeah he's

04:47

literally fitter like he looked good

04:50

like handsomer yeah well okay so

04:54

the interesting thing is that

04:55

everybody's talking about how the fact

04:57

that manchester city had 72 percent

05:00

possession they had 20 plus shots it

05:02

didn't matter and they're talking [ __ ]

05:04

about antonio conte's tactics because

05:07

it's it's only it's only when his

05:10

tactics actually tottenham

05:11

are under scrutiny right not when he's

05:13

at chelsea not when he's i don't i don't

05:15

so so hold on but so antonio conte

05:17

earlier yesterday or late this evening i

05:20

should say

05:21

hit back and he had the replay of the

05:24

first goal which started with laura

05:26

sinnett passing it out

05:29

everything was out from the back out

05:30

from the back into kanan central who

05:33

pings it all the way away to sunny and

05:35

you have seen this in your nightmare so

05:37

many times but instead of him pushing it

05:39

away because ederson comes sprinting out

05:42

off his line he squares it to dion

05:45

kulasevsky new boy and he's he nutmegs

05:49

uh cancelo i believe yes and it he goes

05:52

whisking away uh into the empty net one

05:55

nil it's a spurs and at which point i go

05:57

well that was hilarious i didn't even

05:59

react because hey i thought sonny was

06:00

offside b he was not b i was like

06:05

all right

06:06

i mean

06:08

well we're gonna do this so

06:10

uh

06:11

this game was very reminiscent watching

06:13

it of like the second half of iax for me

06:16

the the famous iax game because the

06:17

first goal i was like

06:19

all right man like now they're just now

06:21

you just pissed them off like why'd you

06:22

go and do that see i i don't agree i i

06:25

really felt like from a city perspective

06:28

as i re-watched the game because i was

06:30

uh i

06:31

mean proud of evelyn she did her first

06:33

confession i don't know what she said

06:34

but uh it was my dad curses a lot when

06:37

he watches sports

06:38

yeah yeah so i don't know what she said

06:40

but congrats she got her cross she's uh

06:43

catholic the guilt is now not just from

06:45

me but from god as well so that's

06:47

exciting so i didn't get to watch the

06:49

game live i sort of follow along but i

06:51

thought as i was as i rewatched it i saw

06:54

all the hallmarks of

06:57

city are going to lose this game

06:59

or we're in trouble

07:00

the early goal i think

07:03

gives

07:04

spurs confidence and i think allows

07:08

and gives the feeling that the defense

07:09

has something to hold on to it's not

07:11

just we're defending it was active

07:14

defending right yes they were deep yes

07:17

it was 541 and all this stuff that's

07:19

fine

07:20

but it was not

07:21

weak sort of we're standing here for no

07:23

reason everyone was pushing out everyone

07:26

attacked challenges the whole group

07:30

fought for

07:31

each other in that thing in those

07:34

moments and when spurs attacked they

07:36

were

07:37

clinical all the attacks were okay

07:40

except for the fact that they were

07:42

fighting for each other and it didn't

07:45

work okay because uh you had gundam on

07:48

hitting the post you had sterling

07:50

surging down the side of the play

07:53

everybody was flying for city and the

07:56

goal comes off of and by the way

07:58

in our match preview i said that i felt

08:00

good for no reason whatsoever i thought

08:03

that spurs would get a draw out of this

08:05

i thought they would go 1-1 and i

08:07

thought loris would be the man of the

08:08

match

08:09

and well put it this way he was as

08:12

important in the second half as he was

08:14

questionable in the first now the goal

08:16

that they score to tie it

08:18

is a low sinking ball and it sort of

08:21

short hops him and it escapes him right

08:23

and gundawan is there to deposit it and

08:26

it's 1-1 um that's harsh on hugo because

08:29

it's a very difficult it is

08:31

of course it's his mistake right like it

08:33

comes down to him he's a world-class

08:34

goalkeeper that's you're supposed to

08:36

smother that but the way the ball hits

08:37

the turf right in front of him it's he's

08:39

going he fumbles that in fact most

08:41

goalkeepers in that spot

08:43

they they parry it out right they don't

08:45

necessarily have the ability to hang on

08:47

to it the unfortunate thing is that it

08:48

came right to gunduan and he was one of

08:51

i think like five players in the box for

08:52

city at that moment and he puts it in so

08:55

so that's one one and at this point

08:58

you're just sitting there like the whole

08:59

first half okay

09:01

is just god [ __ ] ah come on just get

09:04

to halftime just get to halftime it was

09:06

the point where i wanted them to score

09:08

before half time so that i didn't have

09:11

to watch the second half i said that to

09:13

a number of people i was watching the

09:14

game alongside with text messages

09:17

whatever so um

09:19

it was the writing was completely on the

09:22

wall for the second part of the first

09:24

half after not even after pretty much

09:26

after spur scored in the fourth minute

09:28

so

09:29

um

09:30

you go into the break square

09:32

and now

09:34

spurs have

09:36

basically been given second life okay

09:39

and and that's where you go okay we're

09:41

gonna [ __ ] do this we're gonna have a

09:43

couple of chances none of them are gonna

09:44

go our way city's gonna score a goal and

09:46

i'm just gonna be angry

09:48

when i told myself not to be angry about

09:49

this this is how i'm entering the second

09:51

half okay

09:54

kane

09:55

was

09:56

everywhere i've seen him in some

09:59

big games disappear i've seen him in

10:02

some other games be an absolute force

10:04

and be unfucking stoppable

10:07

this was as good as i've ever seen him

10:10

in all facets yeah right

10:12

and and and sonny was right there to

10:14

play the robin to his batman again

10:17

um

10:18

he puts him

10:20

he basically is the he has to cross on

10:22

the second goal uh i believe so on 60

10:25

minutes

10:26

city didn't really do much in the

10:27

beginning of the second half spurs were

10:29

in but then after after the sec there is

10:32

a there is a concerted

10:35

after the cane goal

10:37

there is a good

10:39

there's a good

10:41

10 15 minute period where you're just

10:42

like oh [ __ ]

10:44

yes you guys are in trouble yeah yeah

10:46

well so so yeah and and so kane goes

10:49

takes us up to one and the save by loris

10:52

on gunduan is the [ __ ] that i'm talking

10:55

about that would just save that's to say

10:57

that one to maybe i would say the one

11:00

where he like where he where he's like i

11:02

broke my elbow yes

11:04

yeah he's full extension

11:06

on goon

11:07

i i would say there's not more than

11:09

three keepers in in the world not

11:11

necessarily you know you don't have to

11:13

you don't have to i mean you're going to

11:15

defend your guys it's a good safe

11:17

i get it i i just

11:19

you know there's so many things about

11:21

city that it's it's it can be really

11:24

difficult to talk about city because

11:27

they looked right

11:29

um i think defensively

11:31

there was some mistakes like the the sun

11:34

goal

11:36

diaz steps up he gets way out of

11:37

position but i think he thought

11:40

the pass from kane was so good i think

11:42

he thought kane would take a touch

11:43

because he was like he's not just going

11:45

to pass us around a corner on one touch

11:47

and kane had confidence early right to

11:49

put that ball behind but we've had he

11:51

taken a touchdown

11:52

of last season right like kane actually

11:54

he he sees the ball coming goes sonny's

11:57

over there right all he has to do

11:59

on that first touch is put it into an

12:01

area that's the thing he knows he knows

12:04

you're playing a high line he knows

12:05

sonny's already got ahead of steam going

12:07

he just has to go put it where and the

12:08

and they're the runners

12:10

and the runs from sun are so good

12:12

they're timed perfectly he's

12:14

he's not offside awesome but he was

12:16

extra extra good about not being offside

12:19

and i thought that

12:21

kulashevsky

12:23

was running with him and he has that

12:24

he's that weird winger those weird

12:27

wingers that are like yarmolenko

12:28

speaking of ukrainians thing hopefully i

12:30

think they got invaded today but i'm not

12:32

sure it doesn't really matter

12:33

in that they're tall and big and you're

12:35

like you're not supposed to be a winger

12:37

but he is fast

12:39

right and he was he worked and he was

12:41

working with the group and i think that

12:43

that group will come together and it'll

12:44

at least like it at least give more give

12:47

other teams something to think about

12:48

more will still be there but more is

12:50

almost 30. so that was good right right

12:52

uh i think your whole group i thought

12:54

hoiberg was good even though he'd been

12:56

terrible we were really and i think you

12:58

know if we want to be fair like having

13:00

dyer in the side made a difference

13:03

there's no doubt about it i would have

13:04

uh when the lineup came out i was

13:06

talking to a friend and i would have i

13:08

guess had sanchez in for davies which is

13:10

very much a pick your poison scenario

13:13

but having having eric dyer

13:15

calmed everything down and dyer and

13:17

romero are a [ __ ] force they all

13:20

they're they're very similar style of

13:22

play and they feed off of each other in

13:24

a very very uh advantageous way for

13:26

spurs in the back so um

13:29

they're going to get their into their

13:30

fair share of trouble because they are

13:32

both aggressive type center backs um

13:35

they always they take trying to take a

13:37

bite out of a challenge here and there

13:38

so

13:39

there will be problems down the line but

13:42

they will

13:43

be far more beneficial than they are

13:45

harmful if they are consistently a pair

13:48

for the rest of this season and beyond

13:49

but i think one player i want to bring

13:51

up in speaking of the you know the the

13:53

the tottenham defense

13:55

uh the other signing betting cure was

13:58

terrific rodrigo bentenger he

14:01

pocketed kevin de bruyne there really

14:04

wasn't much for de bruyne to do in this

14:05

game and that and that came down to

14:06

bettencourt being all around him there

14:08

were three or four instances that i was

14:09

just watching before we started

14:11

recording where he makes a sliding

14:13

tackle on him or he's just like

14:15

completely dispossesses de bruyne which

14:17

that's not something that happens

14:18

frequently

14:19

no yeah i mean de bruyne did not have a

14:22

great game only 70 past completion

14:26

you know didn't have his he didn't lead

14:28

the team in in shot creating actions

14:31

only had three so he he did not have a

14:33

great game he had a lot of touches but

14:34

they didn't he didn't he didn't affect

14:36

the game right like we were saying it

14:37

just before we started recording it was

14:39

it was an instance where spurs played

14:41

great but it wasn't like it wasn't like

14:45

city played poorly city played decent

14:47

they've had their chances i mean i think

14:49

there was a couple of mistakes on the on

14:50

the goals i think yeah the offside

14:53

the

14:54

diaz got turned around i think that that

14:57

sort of caused a problem i wouldn't say

14:59

i think

15:00

when city lose games

15:02

this was not a this was not a we had

15:05

lots of chances and didn't take them the

15:07

chances we had were okay it wasn't one

15:10

of those and spurs has the players to

15:14

beat city like you played spurs played

15:18

their best game that they've played

15:20

probably since the last time they played

15:22

city honestly

15:24

oh so there's that um you know i

15:28

city did pull level i think the the

15:30

penalty

15:31

i didn't like it it didn't make me yeah

15:33

you missed you missed i mean we've got

15:34

all the side goals

15:36

right so so we're sitting there and and

15:38

as soon as that doesn't go spurs way

15:41

yeah i mean that gave the current team a

15:43

lift

15:44

here we go right so i think um this is

15:47

one where you know you you start to feel

15:51

not when not if but when is this going

15:54

to go can i take one step back the

15:56

second goal is [ __ ] incredible by the

15:59

way

16:00

like it's

16:01

counted

16:02

yeah yeah the one that counted yeah

16:05

in the 60th minute first of all cecinone

16:07

was in a part of it i'm always going to

16:08

hold on to session as my guy he's one of

16:10

my sons from the championship

16:13

so i want him to be good but uh he he's

16:15

part of the he gets the hockey assist

16:17

but the finish is not easy at all and he

16:22

made it look easy it's on the half

16:24

valley on the run he starts to move gets

16:28

and gets it to sesano in the first place

16:31

who then kicks it on to sunny who who

16:33

puts it into kane so all of it was kane

16:36

you know it was just one of these things

16:38

where he's doing that he's the ten and

16:41

the nine

16:42

how he's how he's finding that energy in

16:44

that fight it was very much um i like to

16:47

use the the michael jordan one it's a

16:49

[ __ ] you game it's like yeah

16:51

we're not we're not doing this sale yeah

16:53

okay

16:54

we're doing this then i'm showing you

16:57

what you're missing uh i'm i'm ready

16:59

and i don't and i don't get to see kane

17:01

all the time as much as you do so this

17:03

is one of those where you go [ __ ]

17:05

god damn it like yeah it's one of those

17:06

it's weird having that guy

17:09

and still not being that good like it's

17:12

it's very very it's

17:16

it's like watching and this is a nice

17:18

thing it's like watching it's like

17:19

watching the oilers it's yeah thank you

17:21

uh it's like watching um like conor

17:23

mcdavid do what he does in edmonton and

17:25

you're like how are the [ __ ] are you not

17:27

really good by now and we blank sport

17:30

right just need one or two yeah yeah but

17:32

one you you have only one defensive

17:34

pairing and you need three and all those

17:37

other two guys you're just hanging on

17:39

i'm trying to find i'm trying to find

17:41

where in the mo because it was after the

17:43

var

17:44

uh goal was taken back

17:47

it would have been 3-1 for good uh but

17:49

edderson makes a huge save off of off of

17:52

kane uh i forgot harry kane saved on 64

17:55

from sun and benton court also it was

17:58

before

17:59

it was before the uh oh that's right no

18:01

no no no no

18:03

it doesn't matter in this yeah it's it's

18:05

right before the gundagan shot

18:07

oh right okay yes that's right because

18:10

because that's that's right that went

18:12

almost a one-two which would have just

18:14

decimated me right and that was that ten

18:16

minute period in from about 60

18:18

through to about

18:20

75 that city put a lot of pressure yep

18:24

yep yeah yeah it was

18:26

and you were getting nervous yeah and so

18:28

kane goes down on the in like 80th and

18:31

i'm like yup here you go var yup cane

18:34

injury yep uh let's see what else is

18:37

gonna happen next like spurs like spurs

18:40

missing a huge opportunity it was like

18:41

check all the boxes of a spurs city

18:43

match um so when when kane went down i

18:45

was no longer concerned about winning

18:47

the game i just didn't want to lose it

18:49

at that moment um

18:52

and obviously late in the game it's a

18:54

[ __ ] penalty in the sense that it is the

18:56

correct call right i don't want it

18:59

though i don't there's no question about

19:00

that well hold on i didn't want you to

19:02

have it um i [ __ ] hated it i did i

19:05

was like this is [ __ ]

19:07

but uh sure but let's be clear christian

19:10

marrow goes to ground he puts his hand

19:12

in front of his face so that he does not

19:14

doesn't get in the face

19:17

and it hits him in the wrist

19:20

look is

19:22

is the hand away from his body no

19:26

is a hand in an unnatural position no

19:29

so

19:31

on paper i actually still have some some

19:34

you know i have some qualms with that

19:36

rule um i don't think that's one that

19:39

you realistically

19:40

i hate it i didn't want it i was like

19:42

this is [ __ ] so we had the draw

19:44

well

19:45

now that you've got drama because loris

19:48

owns you guys on penalties

19:50

oh i wasn't worried about that well i

19:53

was i was hopeful and you know what

19:55

mahrez put it where nobody could stop it

19:58

because if he didn't have if he put it

20:01

anywhere close because laura's guessed

20:03

right and he got a good push he was

20:05

gonna stop that yeah um so it was a very

20:08

very well taken penalty and yeah i mean

20:11

at that point you're like

20:13

okay uh well it's been the penalty it's

20:15

been the va review you already have six

20:17

minutes they're gonna give city as much

20:19

time as they need like that was

20:21

genuinely the feel that i had watching

20:23

this i'm like six minutes we're not

20:25

loved are you kidding who are you

20:27

kidding i'm telling you and i have i

20:29

have and i have a piece of data to back

20:31

that up

20:32

but so

20:34

everyone hates city everyone the whole

20:36

world i think that's one thing you and i

20:38

have in common but

20:40

uh

20:41

out of nowhere right kuwastevsky runs

20:44

down the fight i think it was bettencure

20:46

that put the ball into him

20:48

and in comes kane in the 95th minute

20:53

and he

20:54

buries kyle walker which by the way on

20:56

replay made this even better yeah he's

20:59

kind of weak i just i i i kind of i

21:02

couldn't believe it right like like

21:03

there's

21:05

there's no way that tottenham just won

21:08

this game for arguably the fourth

21:09

[ __ ] time

21:11

you did

21:12

at the etihad and so of all of the

21:15

dramatic games that we've had this is i

21:17

mean it's it's not number one it can't

21:19

ever be number one but like this is

21:21

comfortably the second best tot in a

21:23

manchester city game i think i've ever

21:25

you know been a part of as a fan so

21:27

um

21:29

but but i will say there were two things

21:31

a if you watched the replay of pep

21:34

crumbling and connor is amazing [ __ ]

21:36

his pants that's amazing i forget the

21:38

name of the fourth official but he gives

21:40

like a disgusted look when the ball goes

21:42

in so i'm like you [ __ ] oh come

21:45

on get out of here anyway uh i you know

21:48

i give a lot of respect to spurs i think

21:50

what's interesting to me

21:52

is the entire

21:53

premier league industrial complex is

21:55

like oh thank god oh thank god and we'll

21:58

go into liverpool liverpool are at

22:00

anfield they go down a goal to norwich

22:04

and they win it and the effusion for

22:06

liverpool getting the lead in this game

22:08

is like as though they beat the greatest

22:11

team ever it's [ __ ] norwich one of

22:13

the worst teams in the league

22:15

fine

22:17

money with a good goal alison with a

22:19

cross to salah who scores a goal and

22:21

then diaz gets a goal as well so they so

22:24

liverpool do what they're supposed to do

22:27

which is beating orange 3-1 it was a

22:29

dramatic but the

22:31

is the league back on is the whole thing

22:33

going we couldn't even let tottenham

22:34

have a goal celebration without shoving

22:37

that in and that was

22:39

that was the problem i had is that

22:41

in the context of this game now now

22:44

i hate people who are fly by tottenham

22:47

fans what i mean by that are

22:50

folks who are fans of other teams who

22:53

need tottenham to show up usually when

22:55

they play city or liverpool or united or

22:57

something like that no but that's the

22:58

nature of fandom that's where you know

23:00

what

23:01

i wanted to lose so that they would be

23:03

mad because i woke up going we have to

23:06

play manchester city today i'm not going

23:08

to be happy but if you can also be

23:10

unhappy then i can be happy and so the

23:13

problem is like i'm going to be rooting

23:15

for leads harder for that i've ever

23:18

rooted for every team well sure

23:19

absolutely and look is it good for the

23:21

league that there seems to be the um

23:24

the

23:25

idea of a title race yeah sure great

23:28

terrific i'm psyched about it but you

23:31

know what manchester city is still so

23:33

much [ __ ] better than liverpool on

23:35

paper is that close

23:37

yes they are yes they are it's very

23:40

close it's not close

23:42

look

23:43

here's one thing

23:44

liverpool has a gripe fine but i heard

23:47

from a chelsea fan who was like hey

23:49

thanks for beating city i'm like what

23:50

[ __ ] delusion are you [ __ ] you don't

23:52

even talk let me be very clear chelsea

23:55

tottenham are closer to chelsea than

23:57

chelsea are to manchester city okay so

23:59

why don't we just put that one on for

24:01

size and say wait a second you don't

24:03

have a [ __ ] prayer of being anywhere

24:06

close to these two teams and we've been

24:08

saying that on the show for a long time

24:10

so i think it was the combination of

24:11

hearing from a number of fans united

24:13

fans included who just hate you and want

24:15

but like that's funny but if

24:17

if you have to choose between city and

24:19

liverpool winning the league as a united

24:20

fan wouldn't you just pick isis i don't

24:22

know but like

24:23

if there are i think anybody

24:25

doesn't have a dog in the fight and then

24:27

gets to say that they were rooting for

24:29

tottenham you don't get to ever ever sit

24:32

at a chelsea arsenal game and have

24:34

everybody stand up if you hate tottenham

24:36

you guys are so obsessed with us that

24:38

you can't be there and say hey nice job

24:41

you guys beat city go [ __ ] fist

24:43

yourself out of here with that liverpool

24:45

fans i have another gripe with you

24:48

because i'm just nobody

24:50

nobody deserves to be sad

24:53

as much as you do because you act like

24:56

beating norwich you act like anything

25:00

that your club accomplishes should be

25:03

remembered for time in memoriam

25:05

and

25:06

just never not talked about to the point

25:08

where manchester city have been

25:11

significantly and i mean significantly

25:14

better than you you threw your absolute

25:16

best punch the best ones your team's

25:18

history has ever had and city [ __ ]

25:20

beat them and they stand there and they

25:23

have the dick and or balls to still talk

25:25

about how great that liverpool squad was

25:27

are you crazy they didn't win a goddamn

25:30

thing so the next time you talk to me

25:32

about being trophy-less [ __ ] how about

25:34

we talk about the fact that you guys

25:36

just can't get over the fact that you

25:38

are in love with yourselves and nobody

25:39

else and that's why everybody should

25:41

hate you and not manchester city this

25:43

this guise of financial fair play on

25:45

fairness is

25:47

oh get over yourselves just knock it the

25:50

[ __ ] off okay you're one of your owners

25:52

is lebron james i don't want to hear

25:54

about how you are poor penniless

25:57

liverpool okay this is not this is not

26:00

the same thing

26:01

yeah i i i i can't deal with the there's

26:05

just like constant din of city and their

26:08

money i mean it's 15 years already they

26:11

literally have created a structure to

26:13

move on i don't i hate that:

26:17

liverpool losing the league and not city

26:19

winning the league yaya tori had 20

26:21

goals i'm still salty he should have

26:23

been the pfa player of the year but

26:25

instead all we see is gerard slipping it

26:28

becomes the liverpool season uh my team

26:30

won't be loved and i have to accept that

26:33

glory has to be earned i think i've had

26:35

this rant before it's going to take

26:37

another 20 years it's going to take a

26:39

european night classic where city wins

26:42

it's going to take a long time that

26:45

teams like liverpool have had their

26:46

narrative built on [ __ ] bill shankly

26:48

and his communist socialist [ __ ] city

26:51

he literally would say i am a socialist

26:53

uh you know that's what your club ethos

26:55

is but you don't really care about other

26:57

people because you're full of [ __ ] you

26:58

don't have jobs uh in in liverpool as

27:01

far as i understand uh then a bunch of

27:04

scousers tried to attack phil philden's

27:06

mom at a fight which was [ __ ] up

27:09

that happened i beat you

27:12

slapped a woman in the face did she put

27:14

out a cigarette on somebody's forehead

27:16

that's what i see when i see phil

27:17

phone's mom phil barton's mom's got a

27:19

nice rack she's a little round feisty

27:21

[ __ ] all right yeah that's what i'm

27:22

saying

27:24

have you seen the video it's pretty no i

27:25

haven't i'll look it up right afterwards

27:27

definitely look that up so phil foden

27:28

was at the fight in manchester famous

27:30

english fighters and these guys just

27:33

started [ __ ] with him in his suite

27:35

and his mom comes out and slaps a gun

27:38

i love that and then she gets hit and

27:40

then he comes out for a second he's like

27:41

wait a minute i feel floated i gotta go

27:44

back in this room

27:46

and then another guy comes and starts

27:47

swinging a [ __ ] um

27:49

a fire extinguisher it was pretty

27:51

intense oh that's outstanding and then

27:53

of course because they're scousers

27:54

they're giggling like this is normal fun

27:56

stuff these are sick people anyway i

27:58

don't like liverpool i understand that

28:00

city have to earn their glory and have

28:03

their moments and we will see you on

28:04

april 4th at the etihad but

28:08

what's crazy is city won 1 13 of 14 45

28:11

43 of 45 points they lose one [ __ ]

28:14

game right

28:15

and it's back on

28:17

uh liverpool are a worthy opponent i

28:20

hate them but they are [ __ ] good and

28:22

that goddamn anfield roar and i say it

28:27

with sadness

28:28

my stadium

28:30

right here main road was the equivalent

28:33

of [ __ ] anfield and it was torn down

28:36

and i have this to say

28:38

uh as i think about things

28:40

when you lose your home it [ __ ]

28:42

matters you can never get it back

28:44

it is a thing that is missing you can't

28:47

recreate it you can't find that energy

28:49

the etihad will never be main road uh

28:52

the london stadium will never be the

28:54

bowling ground

28:56

or

28:57

those teams highbury will never come

28:59

back you'll never have uh

29:01

um

29:03

old spurs stadium it's gone yeah uh

29:05

white hart lane won't ever come back so

29:07

it is a shame it does suck that modern

29:09

economics require it but anfield has

29:12

that so they have an advantage

29:14

old trafford has it they have an

29:16

advantage to be in their homes and we

29:18

can go talk about [ __ ] uh ellen road

29:21

and manchester united playing leads

29:24

those ancestral homes that [ __ ]

29:26

matters right like i was watching an old

29:28

seinfeld and they cut to george being at

29:31

yankee stadium and i saw the bat and i

29:33

saw you know

29:34

yankee state and i was like

29:36

it's [ __ ] gone and i just was like

29:39

it's not the same it wasn't worth it

29:44

it's never worth it unless of course

29:46

your team is [ __ ] and shea stadium

29:48

nobody misses shea stadium but anyway

29:50

that's a whole nother sport that's a

29:51

whole nother thing but we have to

29:53

remember these places they hold the

29:55

memories right they hold time and i

29:57

think

29:57

it's unfair that liverpool get to

29:59

[ __ ] hold on to [ __ ] because they

30:01

have their memories of every game at

30:04

anfield it's the same stadium they live

30:06

in the same dilapidated neighborhood

30:08

everything's still falling apart it's

30:10

all the same

30:12

and i and city have to overcome that and

30:14

create their memories within the context

30:16

of the etihad which we have one memory

30:18

whereas liverpool has all of their

30:21

memories

30:22

[Laughter]

30:23

right i'm sure there there's not [ __ ]

30:25

cloudy arena:

30:28

they scored a goal to stay out of the

30:30

relegation zone i don't think those

30:32

those don't hold moments right no

30:35

so city have to create that and

30:37

hopefully we can i don't know what i was

30:39

talking about i just hate liverpool so

30:42

much you were gonna you were gonna

30:45

you were gonna transition to the leeds

30:46

united game but i'm gonna hold on on

30:48

that one second i want to look through a

30:50

little bit more

30:51

of because you know what whether i like

30:53

it or not it's good for the league that

30:54

we do have a title race do i think it

30:57

might be short-lived yeah

30:59

do i think city are going to come out

31:01

basically as if we kicked the hornet's

31:02

nest and ran away before any of them

31:04

showed how much better can they get is

31:06

the problem

31:07

they can't get better they can get

31:09

angrier and everton on saturday is gonna

31:12

get like if the if the spread is four

31:15

take it like city is going to beat them

31:18

and they're going to make a [ __ ]

31:19

statement and an example out of them

31:21

they're like hey

31:23

you first and then your [ __ ]

31:25

neighbors

31:27

i think one thing that i didn't bring up

31:29

was city had played in the week and that

31:31

made a difference there was a little bit

31:33

of something different

31:35

a little we talked about it well so did

31:36

well uh spurs didn't i suppose a little

31:40

a little a little um

31:42

no now city didn't make any changes they

31:43

only made one change which you have in

31:45

planes shut the [ __ ] up because yeah you

31:47

didn't even use your subs that's true in

31:50

a 5-0 game so uh against sporting in

31:52

midweek that we talked about before on

31:54

the last show but yeah i mean

31:57

look

31:58

there are tough games on cities running

32:01

okay

32:02

they have to play they host united on

32:04

march 6th that has now become a [ __ ]

32:06

massive game in fact after everton

32:08

that's the next um uh premier league

32:11

game for city

32:12

they go to palace never easy they host

32:15

brighton that's not easy burnley is it

32:18

should be a laugher then the big one on

32:20

april 9th where they host liverpool okay

32:23

they don't have an easy run in either

32:24

wolves

32:25

i was getting to that yeah but also i

32:28

happened to notice

32:30

that i'm trying to find where the first

32:32

match was between these two clubs this

32:34

season

32:35

i'm getting there eventually

32:37

no we're like uh with liverpool

32:40

okay yeah they drew at at that's right

32:43

at anfield so big ben enfield is not on

32:46

their side in the specific case of that

32:48

game they're going to have to go to the

32:50

etihad and they're going to have to

32:51

perform so that's another feather in

32:53

cities cap you've got wolves not an easy

32:56

game but a winnable game if you're the

32:58

champions you go win that game

33:00

watford leads newcastle west ham and

33:03

villa to end the season

33:06

show me the show me the drop points

33:07

right like so so even if even if

33:11

liverpool pull off that win and you're

33:13

even and you're probably down on goal

33:15

difference at that point okay

33:17

between now and then liverpool west ham

33:20

brighton

33:21

arsenal man united uh you guys obviously

33:25

villa everton newcastle spurs

33:28

hey

33:29

everybody will be a spurs supporter that

33:31

day two i'll tell you that right [ __ ]

33:33

now uh newcastle wolves so so a lot of

33:36

the same but i still think looking at

33:39

this and they also by the way they have

33:41

the uh

33:42

coming up on next sunday the efl cup

33:45

final against chelsea

33:46

so they're they're

33:48

already have one or two more games

33:50

packed in then city over the course of

33:53

the next two and a half they're both

33:54

going to be trying to win the champions

33:55

league they're both going to be going

33:57

hard on the champions league so they may

33:58

end up facing each other which would

34:00

suck that would be hilarious but

34:03

yeah no you're both going to be in the

34:04

quarterfinals so god knows how that draw

34:06

is going to go um but there's not many

34:09

there's not many buy rounds left could

34:11

be four english teams easily uh yeah

34:15

well yeah it could it could certainly be

34:17

three atletico is terrible it's

34:19

certainly going to be three yeah

34:21

um chelsea's gonna beat will they

34:23

playing will so um and that's this week

34:26

but not a [ __ ] hotbed of i mean

34:28

they're a good team they've won the

34:30

league they're there for a reason but

34:32

they're not in the class of no no of

34:34

course not teams at all but

34:36

so effectively what i'm saying is you've

34:38

got

34:40

for liverpool the difference is arsenal

34:42

and tottenham

34:44

uh you are still left on arsenal's

34:46

schedule

34:47

versus clubs like

34:49

leeds

34:51

and watford

34:52

right i think i think liverpool doesn't

34:53

play wofford all right you know oh no

34:55

they do the point being

34:57

i think the city has a more advantageous

35:00

schedule in the sense five there's

35:02

basically

35:03

five more drop points

35:05

left that's it for for either whoever

35:07

drops five first loses well and that's

35:10

and and all that comes down to is april

35:12

9th essentially then right

35:14

uh maybe six whoever drops whoever first

35:17

to sit first to drop six loses

35:20

yeah definitely because that would mean

35:22

you lost the derby and you lost to

35:25

someone else yep

35:26

yep or you drew lots and lots of games

35:30

but yeah i mean that'd be my guess six

35:32

more drop points

35:34

it's gonna be i mean

35:37

as we look at them like

35:39

leads will play into liverpool's

35:40

strength they're gonna win they're gonna

35:42

get blown

35:45

unless unless unless we sort of go hey

35:48

but leeds have just played in we're

35:50

gonna go into this leeds game we just

35:52

this united game where it was

35:55

full-throated

35:57

1990

35:58

leads

35:59

dirty leads like i don't think this is

36:01

one of these moments where if you're not

36:03

a premier league fan or you're one of

36:05

our dwindling american fans

36:07

but hey hello england um

36:10

leeds reunited is a real deal

36:14

hatred

36:15

rivalry it's municipal it's cities

36:17

hating each other it goes it's got long

36:20

history uh leads in the early

36:24

leads were the last team to win the

36:26

championship before the premier league

36:27

was started so they were the last

36:29

champion they did beat united remember

36:32

ferguson was not the manager was the

36:34

manager from 86 he had been there

36:36

already five years before the premier

36:38

league even starts

36:40

so

36:41

there's a lot of history before the

36:43

premier league even starts young folks

36:46

and leeds at versus manchester united is

36:48

a big game and it just went right back

36:51

to it and it comes from the leeds fans

36:52

who are are very much the middle of the

36:56

north yeah they don't forget

36:58

it's funny because you know united gets

37:00

[ __ ] like all their fans travel up from

37:01

london right but um but leads leads like

37:05

no we've been here the whole [ __ ]

37:06

time we've been we've been here the

37:07

whole time

37:08

suffering and yeah right exactly

37:10

suffering like this

37:12

two levels you know they they have

37:15

they don't they probably have stronger i

37:17

mean they have stronger history than

37:19

city but they were in the wilderness and

37:21

they're happy to be back and they have

37:22

bielsa and they came to fight

37:25

and it was wet and it was dirty and

37:27

mctominay seemed to embody the the power

37:30

of united they went in hard the guys got

37:33

tackled they were wet they were cold

37:36

they were [ __ ] water sheens of of the

37:39

ball stopping they essentially had a

37:41

torrential rain at halftime that soaked

37:44

ellen road who if you remember last

37:46

season remember the pitch kept falling

37:47

apart yes it's still not quite there yet

37:50

yeah

37:51

so so leads came out they got it looked

37:54

like united was going to have an easy

37:56

game they scored two goals early uh they

37:58

scored their first headed goal by the

38:00

slab ed himself they're 104 they had 140

38:03

straight corners without a [ __ ] goal

38:05

which is pretty crazy for that team with

38:08

ronaldo and slap ed uh harry maguire uh

38:12

but he was into it then um uh bruno

38:14

fernandez got a goal as well and then it

38:17

in two minutes leads get themselves back

38:19

into the game in the second half rodrigo

38:21

comes on who we know is that round tree

38:24

goes rafinha comes on who we know is

38:26

like the greatest player

38:28

not on the top six basically uh although

38:30

maybe coutinho now takes the title

38:33

and um

38:34

rodrigo does a cross it goes in then uh

38:37

daniel james who's turned out to be

38:39

pretty pretty good he's been a little

38:41

plucky here down the stretch huh he's

38:43

been coming over and listen he wasn't

38:45

good at united maybe the club was too

38:47

big to him

38:48

i do think that in a year's time united

38:51

are gonna be like

38:52

maybe we should have kept him and not

38:54

ronaldo

38:55

because he he's the kind of player that

38:58

rang nick would be like yes [ __ ]

39:00

press you little bastard yeah he's a

39:03

psychotic little he's a psychotic runner

39:05

and they they get back into the game but

39:08

then you know united's quality just come

39:10

through and you know leeds defense is

39:12

just it's just [ __ ] laughable at this

39:15

point alanga misses one but then scores

39:17

one on the break and it was it was a fun

39:19

game to watch it really enjoyable cold

39:22

and wet and rainy and salty and just

39:26

classic war of the roses lancashire uh

39:29

versus everyone and united do

39:33

keep their place in the top four

39:35

but

39:36

their friends from london their

39:38

historical rivals are as we talk about

39:41

ferguson we can talk about wenger and we

39:43

can talk about arsenal

39:45

pulling it together smith rowan saga

39:48

making things work uh i did see there

39:50

was some hate for lacazette every time i

39:52

watch lacazette i'm like he's [ __ ]

39:54

good

39:56

he's inconsistent though it's hard but

39:58

his problem is he doesn't finish you

39:59

want him to score but he does the job

40:02

right he comes drops short he gets get

40:06

he draws fouls he brings other players

40:08

in like you want him to get more

40:10

finishes and more goals but he's

40:12

doing jerus things

40:15

so we're we're looking at a tremendously

40:18

important week here coming up

40:21

for the top four race who's real who's

40:24

not and there are three questions we

40:26

have

40:27

um

40:28

as west ham by the way we're not going

40:29

to cover it probably 1-1 with newcastle

40:32

huge point for newcastle uh but again

40:35

west ham dropping points and games at

40:36

home that they should win uh

40:39

they're not real right like they're on

40:41

26 games played they're four points

40:43

behind united conversely

40:45

arsenal are on 42 points with 23 games

40:49

played wolves are on 40 points with 24

40:52

games played and spurs are on 39 points

40:54

with 23. so so those are the three teams

40:57

i'm focusing on right now because you're

40:58

looking at the fixtures coming up you've

41:00

got burnley spurs and i mean [ __ ] if you

41:02

can beat the [ __ ] champions you can

41:04

go to burnley on a wednesday night he

41:06

said foolishly

41:08

you know what no because you can't

41:09

counter attack against burnley you're

41:11

gonna have to break them down no i know

41:13

i know i know but but so largely let's

41:16

pretend that spurs win this game okay

41:19

uh for now

41:21

it really is irrelevant for the moment

41:23

i know i know it's irrelevant because

41:26

you're going to have arsenal and wolves

41:27

playing again because it's a a postponed

41:30

game from earlier in the season at uh

41:32

the emirates

41:33

huge huge game this is where wolves

41:36

stand up and be counted or fall back

41:39

into the the nether regions of the under

41:41

they can't uh score

41:43

dude no here no i disagree gore i

41:45

disagree they sold the domitroy ra and

41:48

they stopped having all of their golden

41:49

chances hit into rosie these guys can

41:52

finish

41:53

raul jimenez is back

41:55

score no i disagree they are they're i'm

41:58

not saying they're scoring four and five

42:00

goals a game they can get off the mark

42:02

now and i think jimenez is really become

42:04

a really important player that the

42:06

player that they've missed really since

42:07

he got hurt uh was that almost two years

42:10

ago now

42:10

and

42:11

by the way pedro neto is close to

42:14

returning and makes a huge difference if

42:16

he's anywhere close to healthy huge

42:18

question the the player that they have

42:20

that makes the difference for them is

42:22

jose saw who is keeper of the season

42:24

he's the emmy martinez of this season i

42:27

remember we talked but

42:32

if they can't score they're not making

42:33

the top four i don't care if they have

42:34

jose saw or you in net right so

42:37

you're absolutely right this is part of

42:39

the reason they are where they are right

42:41

now but now they need to kick on they

42:43

need to win games

42:45

you're not playing the everton league

42:46

brentford part of the schedule right now

42:48

you're playing tottenham who you took

42:50

care of business with a week ago now

42:52

you're going into the emirates right you

42:54

just had a game at home where you

42:56

dropped you dropped the game one nil

42:58

despite being 20 minutes uh up a man at

43:02

the end of the game you couldn't get

43:03

that equalizer so now you have a chance

43:05

to rectify that right do you take

43:07

advantage of it or does arsenal take

43:09

that chance and go hey man united knock

43:12

knock knock we're right on your ass with

43:14

two games in hand

43:15

so that's a huge few days again to spur

43:19

even if spurs win

43:21

right they're on 42

43:23

i

43:24

arsenal can render it irrelevant

43:26

essentially and of course now that i say

43:28

this both teams will draw and the four

43:30

top four race will be effectively over

43:31

but um

43:33

i i like though i like i'm excited for

43:35

the arsenal wolves match on thursday uh

43:37

because i think that's going to teach us

43:39

if we really have a top four race or if

43:41

we have a couple of pretenders that's a

43:43

that's a game where

43:46

it will be determined

43:49

if if it's moutinho and neves

43:52

gran chaka has to not [ __ ] up

43:56

that is the game yeah in the midfield

43:58

yeah because because smith rowe i mean

44:00

sorry because parte has been playing

44:02

well he was good in this game

44:04

odegaard was

44:05

incredible versus brentford like he's

44:09

really really really special and when he

44:11

figures out that he can shoot and score

44:13

goals he has not put that into his game

44:15

yet he has the runners with him

44:18

they were so so good like i really

44:20

enjoyed watching arsenal now granted

44:22

like i said they are gonna make their

44:25

hay against the bottom half of the

44:26

league where they can play um

44:29

this will be a game that i think arsenal

44:31

will like their chances against wolves

44:33

because they're like okay so we just

44:35

played somebody who sits deep and tries

44:37

to hit on the break

44:38

we can do this uh but it'll be

44:41

whether moutinho and neves can stop

44:44

partay and odigar to a lesser extent and

44:47

make sure that shaka does not [ __ ] it up

44:50

because this is the type of game where

44:52

it's salty it's conor cody it's bad

44:55

weather wolves are a traditional team

44:58

they play they have the englishness

44:59

that's necessary i think the portuguese

45:01

secretly play english football it

45:04

weirdly when they're in some like the

45:06

the top one percent don't and then the

45:07

rest of them

45:09

the rest of them are like uh

45:10

pepe right yeah like they've got the

45:13

englishness yeah so i kind of like that

45:15

i really like i really really like

45:17

moutinho even though he's old i like the

45:19

idea of that old central midfielder

45:21

that's hanging in there and

45:23

it'll be a battle of the midfield i

45:24

could see wolves being like we'll take

45:26

that nil nil and then we'll take shots

45:28

and see what happens there

45:30

uh but that that should be going really

45:33

well um the less talked about this

45:35

chelsea game the better i don't i think

45:38

there chelsea are in a weird spot right

45:41

now where it's champions league they've

45:43

got the efl but

45:45

they're really locked into that third

45:46

slot they really can't

45:48

go anywhere i i can't imagine united

45:51

catching them

45:52

because they're so much better than

45:54

united but they could get dragged in if

45:56

they keep

45:57

slotting around they could be pulled

45:59

into

46:00

three out of uh make that extra third

46:03

spot available they're they're still the

46:05

only team that they can make it

46:06

available to was united right like yeah

46:08

the worst chelsea can do they're not

46:09

going to finish fifth okay so the the

46:12

worst thing that could happen to this

46:14

top four race is united

46:16

kick on and they start to catch chelsea

46:18

because then they both are basically out

46:20

of sight um but i think uh chelsea are

46:24

effectively a cup team this year their

46:27

relative indifference to

46:30

where they are in in the premier league

46:32

especially off the backs of a few like

46:35

[ __ ] miraculous wins especially the

46:37

one this weekend

46:39

um

46:40

it sort of makes them a much more

46:42

dangerous cup team they're in the efl

46:43

final i believe they're in the fa cup

46:46

fifth round are the quarterfinals and

46:48

obviously uh starting on wednesday

46:50

they'll be in the uh the in this round

46:52

of 16 in the champions league with an

46:54

easy match up so in all likelihood

46:56

they'll be in a final and two quarter

46:57

finals right off the jump they could do

46:59

three trophies this year without really

47:01

thinking about it and cruising in the

47:04

premier league without losing that much

47:05

room

47:06

the issue they have in this they're

47:08

they're almost like a

47:10

rich man's wolves right like they can't

47:13

score

47:14

they [ __ ] because they've got this

47:16

lukaku problem where he literally did

47:18

not show up in this game whether it's

47:20

the way i don't know what happens when

47:23

you put on the [ __ ] number nine shirt

47:24

for chelsea but unless you're digio

47:26

drogba or

47:28

you just simply vanish

47:30

they've got harvard they spent

47:32

i mean they if we go over the last 10

47:35

years they've probably spent

47:37

more than a half a million dollars on

47:39

strikers and have nothing

47:41

and they fleeced the greatest fleece job

47:44

in [ __ ] history when they sold uh

47:47

eden hazard fat ed and hazard

47:50

they

47:51

took they [ __ ] pulled the wall over

47:53

madrid's eyes and they spent it on

47:55

german players and they're getting

47:57

nothing

47:58

from up front

48:00

and unless they get these sort of

48:03

goals from their wingers which they got

48:04

with zach and they were getting from

48:06

reese james and getting from uh from

48:09

what's the ben what's the other guy that

48:10

got injured chill well all their goals

48:12

were coming from defense yeah

48:15

without those goals from defense or wing

48:17

backs they're [ __ ] but the thing is is

48:20

like they have this weird thing where

48:22

the theoretical chelsea

48:24

is really good like better than

48:27

any team in the league right

48:28

what if

48:30

20 goal

48:31

werner shows up what if 15 goal havarts

48:34

shows up what if

48:36

20 goal 25 goal lukaku shows up then all

48:39

of a sudden they're not stoppable

48:42

yeah it doesn't exist no i think i think

48:45

ziak has really been coming of age in

48:47

the last call it month or so he's 30.

48:50

coming of age he's 28 years old 28 all

48:53

right well my point he still is only

48:54

second season in the premier league yeah

48:56

so um and he's really what my point is

48:59

that he's been bettered in

49:01

uh he's become an important player that

49:04

they bought they thought that they

49:05

thought they bought right like um

49:07

so he's been he's been as good as lukaku

49:11

has been bad lately and i think that's

49:13

been the difference in a few games is so

49:15

bad but right but so

49:18

my question then becomes well who else

49:20

is going to be his supporting cast right

49:22

like you mentioned verner is this his

49:24

time to shine right how many times do we

49:26

have to hear about thomas tuco just

49:28

smoking romelu lukaku in the media when

49:31

are you going to give werner a go right

49:34

at this point yeah again yeah yeah so

49:37

i

49:38

i i don't know what the answer is for

49:40

chelsea up front but you're right

49:42

there's i mean it's not christian

49:44

right like

49:46

and that's the other thing you know like

49:47

you have all this attacking talent it's

49:49

almost as if they have this similar

49:52

problem as city except they have a

49:54

couple of number nines and they wish

49:56

they didn't right right right they

49:58

should just not do it right they should

50:00

just go the other way uh and just go the

50:02

other way yeah i i agree i'm just

50:04

looking at the lineup that they played

50:06

lukaku zhich

50:09

havertz

50:10

how do they not is mason mount hurt

50:13

i think so

50:14

he's the one that makes the whole thing

50:15

work

50:16

without mount they they yeah i guess

50:18

they had a lot of guys here look their

50:20

team's weird i don't know what they're

50:22

up to like they brought yeah they had to

50:23

bring [ __ ] loftus cheek back in

50:25

that's how you know they were in trouble

50:26

yeah

50:27

anytime you see loftus-cheek you're like

50:29

oh that guy you're you're clearly you're

50:32

cl he's there nathan aka he's their deli

50:34

[Laughter]

50:36

yeah i mean they have been hurt

50:38

at delhi yeah we're not gonna like

50:40

lament the pains of chelsea but they are

50:43

good they do have a good coach they just

50:45

have to figure out the lukaku thing

50:47

otherwise they've got a hundred million

50:48

dollar millstone

50:50

uh i thought that i think he has just

50:53

disappeared since that fake controversy

50:55

where he's like i want to go back to

50:56

inter i was like so wait let's i brought

50:58

this up in the squeaky bomb time uh

51:00

facebook group which you are all welcome

51:02

and encouraged to join yeah um

51:04

and i put a poll and let me see what the

51:07

results of that poll were um but last i

51:10

saw the question was uh who spent 100

51:13

million dollars worse manchester city on

51:16

jack reelish or chelsea on romelu lukaku

51:18

again um

51:20

so i i put that out there without much

51:23

context

51:25

and the votes it was close it was 60 40

51:28

grealish uh

51:30

over lukaku and

51:32

i think i think there's i think that's

51:34

coming off the uh

51:37

the weekend's events shall we say well

51:39

greelish isn't even playing so

51:41

it doesn't matter this guy um but also

51:44

uh i i think that there's not really

51:46

we've talked about it on the show but i

51:48

don't think that there's a broader

51:50

appreciation for what grealish

51:52

sort of

51:53

is meant to be but also think back to

51:56

when they purchased grealish and we've

51:58

yeah we've talked about this

52:00

kgb wasn't was a question mark he was on

52:02

one leg right he was he was a mess he

52:05

was he literally said i should not have

52:07

played they gave me painkillers in my

52:10

ankle right he was playing for love of

52:12

country in the euros and he was

52:14

remarkable by the way yeah um

52:17

but it was always a question like is he

52:19

really going to be able to go again for

52:21

city at this point or is he going to

52:22

miss a couple of months or is something

52:24

else so greelish not getting into the

52:26

side is twofold a de bruyne thankfully

52:29

you know you don't want players like

52:30

that to be hurt you know all world

52:31

players like that uh thankfully has come

52:34

come good and he's been okay um but also

52:36

jack reelish and phil foden were [ __ ]

52:38

off right like foden got the headlines

52:41

but krillis was right there with him

52:42

being idiots going out having a good

52:44

time when peppa's like don't be an

52:46

[ __ ] right city has

52:48

the luxury of being like

52:51

you're playing great and he says it

52:52

every time and to be fair greelish has

52:55

been good he's had to completely rewire

52:58

his brain to pet ball and go away from

53:01

i dropped for the ball it comes to me

53:03

and then i just sit on it and just

53:06

[ __ ] around and he can't do that anymore

53:08

and he's slowly had to get out of it

53:10

he's taken his shots

53:12

it's a 100 million dollar price tag i

53:15

i i'm not worried about him because

53:16

there's been so many players that have

53:18

come through city from mahrez to

53:20

bernardo to

53:22

even raheem sterling has been in and out

53:25

and he comes back that's the beauty of

53:27

city if you drop your levels you don't

53:30

play

53:31

period i don't care who the [ __ ] you are

53:33

there's no automatics the only automatic

53:36

player on that team is edison

53:40

and diaz and that's it and if diaz

53:42

starts to [ __ ] up

53:44

if you don't think that pep guardiola

53:45

will go to john stones and laporte he

53:47

will

53:49

right it's not in stone

53:52

otamendi was the [ __ ] main center

53:54

back on a team that earned 100 points he

53:57

was gone in 18 months it's like bye [ __ ]

54:00

off yeah

54:01

yeah

54:02

so

54:03

that is the nature of city that you can

54:05

buy a hundred million dollar player it's

54:07

not the end of the world we just go all

54:09

right

54:10

when he's ready yeah

54:13

now other teams can't do that

54:14

no all the teams can't do that but also

54:16

like you said they had he had to

54:18

basically adjust the way he plays the

54:20

game but

54:21

he was bought at least maybe and they

54:24

were hoping it wouldn't be the immediate

54:26

future but with the the kdb less

54:30

future they always reload they have a

54:32

whole system of like rodri came in

54:34

before fernandinho was washed up and

54:36

they kind of oh can they play together

54:38

oh they play some we had that weird

54:40

season where all the center box got hurt

54:42

and he had to play in defense and you

54:44

know rodrigo

54:45

rodriguez a problem now this season

54:47

along with silva he's probably been

54:50

city's best player and it took two years

54:53

three years for him to get into that

54:55

level so greelish is 25

54:57

he'll peak at 27.

54:59

de bruyne will will be probably be off

55:01

the team by then yeah he'll be he'll be

55:03

part-time

55:04

so if we were to look at this poll in

55:06

two years we'll we'll probably be

55:08

laughing at it right like yeah he might

55:09

be player of the year by then lukaku

55:11

will be back in italy scoring for

55:13

juventus or some [ __ ]

55:15

and and grealish will be black players

55:18

in italy

55:19

well i'm you know he did it for answers

55:21

what i'm saying

55:23

it never goes well well my point is that

55:25

greeley should have ten and ten

55:27

and he'll be powering city to the near

55:29

the top of the table yeah with him and

55:31

voting and and

55:34

and and maybe harry kane or maybe oh

55:36

don't you start that again or what's the

55:38

other guy that are alvarez that just

55:40

scored a hat trick in the cup right yeah

55:42

the new rumor is that uh kane's gonna

55:44

run down the contract now so they're so

55:46

tired of making rumors about him leaving

55:49

that now they're gonna say actually he's

55:50

just gonna stay next year and then run

55:52

it down and leave on a free what will

55:54

happen is is whoever doesn't get

55:58

the holland

55:59

mbappe thing

56:01

yeah will come after kane sure right and

56:04

that might be city again i don't know

56:07

maybe this time they'll just do it maybe

56:09

maybe uh levy will be like you know what

56:12

uh kante you're it's

56:14

so weird to me that we sit here and

56:16

they're top of the table they have

56:18

they've they've lost in the efl cup for

56:20

e first time since the war of:

56:22

they have

56:23

won off the most goals in the league

56:27

and

56:28

they're sitting here still talking about

56:30

their striker problem was was striker

56:33

no

56:34

well i mean

56:35

technically yes because we literally

56:37

don't have one no

56:39

but no no but like the idea that you

56:40

need one

56:41

is if it's made up it's made up

56:45

it is

56:47

english

56:48

problems and english issues of you must

56:51

have one if you don't have one what will

56:54

we do right exactly we're just going to

56:56

talk about how you don't have one even

56:57

though you have 63 goals in 26 games

56:59

played even though you're comfortably

57:01

into the quarterfinals of the champions

57:02

league even though you've won the

57:04

[ __ ] title only when we lose do we

57:06

need a striker right but that's

57:08

impossible kyle walker got abused on

57:09

that last goal do you need a new right

57:11

back no

57:13

you know

57:14

you don't you just got i wanted you for

57:16

the third time in 26 games two of which

57:18

by tottenham by the way

57:20

and this is not a problem you're just

57:22

not the team that's going to defeat

57:24

everybody five nothing 38 times in a row

57:27

that's that's what we are guessing but

57:29

that's what i love i i love it i'm not

57:32

i'm nervous i'm scared i don't want to

57:33

play liverpool i'm glad it's not at

57:35

anfield where we have but we could

57:38

potentially have some classics we've got

57:40

city going to manchester we got yeah so

57:42

we've got the the the manchester darby

57:44

we've got liverpool versus manchester

57:46

still to come we've got leeds versus

57:48

leeds is going to show up versus

57:49

liverpool because they have pride

57:52

oh no they're not but we've got spurs

57:55

they've always been going to anfield i

57:57

think going right

57:59

yeah we've got some

58:01

barn burners still to come um less

58:03

concerned about chelsea but this race is

58:05

not over and city there's going to be

58:08

some moments and what is the cliches

58:10

twists in the tail i don't know where

58:12

these english people are twisting

58:14

people's tails that sounds really

58:15

[ __ ] painful it sounds like something

58:17

the nazis it's a fairy tale because they

58:19

have

58:20

tails come on come on

58:22

no no anyway

58:25

no i don't mean that we're all just

58:26

kidding around that was the squeaky fun

58:28

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58:31

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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