Episode 152

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17th Mar 2022

Episode # 152 - Man United slink out of Champions League. Liverpool stake claim to the Title

In Episode #152 of the Squeaky Bum Time Podcast, not Mike and Laurent discuss the end of Manchester United's run in the Champions League and the history of where the HELL does Squeaky Bum time come from?

  • Liverpool's narrative shifting 0-2 win vs the baby Gunners. Arsenal hold their heads high and lose... like usual.
  • Everton zip-tie their way to victory in a match with 14 minutes added on due to a single Fan protest. (incel) they beat Newcastle 1-0
  • Manchester United limp and slink out of the Champions League. Atletico Madrid use all the dark arts!
  • Chelsea take the magic bus to Lille win 2-0 and are still on the hunt for a new sugar daddy... He might be American?
  • Harry Kane becomes the Premier League all-time leader in away goals in Tottenham's 2-0 win at Brighton
  • More Ukraine magic from Andriy Yarmolenko! His winner in added time helps West Ham to their biggest European night victory in 40 years. They bounce Seville out 2-1.
  • UEFA round up.... AJAX OUT! JUVE OUT! Our friends Unai Emery of Villereal and Vertonghen and Otamendi at Benefic advance!
  • Quick Weekend Preview: FA Cup, Premier League games.

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Transcript

hello and welcome to the squeaky bum time podcast with mike and laurent mike

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is away on assignment in new york it is friday march 18th in this episode we

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have a full week of football it was played from tuesday till the whole week

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everton are saved by a zip tie more on that in a minute and liverpool are now

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edged to win the title title but first

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i'm gonna tell everyone a story so we are called the squeaky bum time

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podcast it is odd people don't know what squeaky bum time is it's hard to say it is a

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odd word it is a mouthful i don't know if it's seo worthy anyway especially americans are like

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what the hell are you talking about with squeaky bum time it has a very very

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colorful and interesting history so we today on this uh st patrick's day into march

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18th have the 19th anniversary of squeaky bun time squeaky bum time on

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this day in:

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the great manager sir alex ferguson of manchester united and of glasgow a very

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thick accented man was doing a regular post-game press

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conference or pre-game doesn't matter and was telling a story about a very tight title race between

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um manchester united and listen for it kids arsenal arsenal used

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to be the big challenging team and he's telling a story about it being

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this time of year it's now february march in the premier league season and one of the things that happened or used

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to happen within the press rooms of uh these press conferences so for those

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of you who don't know in the premier league you don't really have access to players we don't get post-game

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interviews you don't get anything basically the press gets to interview the coach of the

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team twice per game once before the game once after the game and that press conference is split in half between the

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pre-embargo and post embargo so you get four pieces of content four days of

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content that you get to write about anyway it's weird uh i don't know how they manage it but it doesn't matter

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that's why uh things like um uh what guys wear is important and what

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they say and social media has changed everything anyway that's not important one of the people one of the journalists

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in the pool who's listening to the um press conference

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was in charge of transcribing everything that was said for the rest of the people

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this is a time before everything was recorded this was it well not too bad i mean they had recorders but it was nice

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to have it printed out and somebody would have the transcription and share it with the rest of the the rest of the

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players following the pool so there'd be one guy whose job it was at every press conference to write everything down okay

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where does squeaky bum time come from in the throes of these interviews

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alex ferguson refers to the tightness of the race as and this is of course legendary

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whether this is true or not doesn't matter as squeeze your bum time

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squeeze your bum time which makes more sense than squeaky bum time because it

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requires a chair or farting but squeeze your bum time makes more sense and in

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the deep glaswegian accent of uh alex ferguson

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squeeze your bum became squeaky bum and all the press guys put it in their

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articles around that time and hence our podcast has a name

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squeaky bum time it is actually in a dictionary attributed to alex ferguson

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because it was not a word that was used it was a mistake it's squeeze your bum time but it became

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squeaky bum time and now we live in said squeaky bum time isn't that fun

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squeaky bum time squeeze your bum time thank you alex ferguson now we're gonna

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go through the scores there are three competitions we have to cover some more than others we will start with the

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premier league there were two games the first there were oh sorry there were three games jesus christ

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first tottenham beat my beloved brighton brighton r fading harry kane sets the

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record for goal away goals wow that's impressive then arsenal

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at home oh lose to liverpool two-nil but it was

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they were gallant they did not get the doors blown off them but liverpool are now charging and hard charging and we're

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gonna talk more about them in a minute and then today today everton pull one out of their ass

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they win one nil they're down a man but they got a reprieve in the game a

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young man protesting the drilling of oil around the world zip tied himself to the

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goal so the game had an additional 14 minutes of added time

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and alex iwobi from seamus coleman and their uh down nick calvert lewin get the

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winner and everton stave off a surefire elimination and they are not

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going to get relegated maybe what else do we have we have champions league scorers what crazy we have

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manchester united losing to atletico madrid one nil in a housing game

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atletico pulled out all the stops to ruin manchester united's day they frankly weren't worth it they were going

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into this game 1-1 atletico were better in the first leg so men united are bounced bounced bounced they have

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nothing to play for and the venerable eye acts of amsterdam are bounced by benfica they also

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uh are unfortunately kicked out but we have to say hello to our friends benfica

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have our friends a young vertoggon of spurs and nico otamendi of manchester city the centurions play the backline

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and they hold off iax and do a smash and grab win one nil they advance into the round of eight

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villarreal our friend good evening good evening from unai emery he bounces

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villarreal three nil it's closer than that they go through 4-1 on aggregate so juve's gone

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and chelsea their troublesome oligarch funded team on the skids living

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from day to day we don't know if they're going to disappear beat french champions lil 4-1 they had a

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scare lil scored a goal early but chelsea go through on a wonderful goal from

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christiane not o but pulasek okay

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that's the scores that's the important stuff i have one more score the venerable and amazing west ham

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united advance in the europa league against sevilla all along with barcelona and a couple

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other teams uh rangers so the europa league the the junior league but i'm

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emphasizing west ham because this is the biggest west ham result since since the 60s west ham go through 2-1

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after being down a goal from the home leg from the away leg in extra time yarmolenko our ukrainian

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friend who cried and we talked about scores another goal and the saints and

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the glory of ukraine is being carried on by yarmolenko and west ham continue wow

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west ham put it out there so they're doing great fun times for them but we go

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through the list first big thing we've got to talk about is liverpool's result and narrative

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shifting win against arsenal as you know

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i am no fan of the liverpool they me off

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they're really good they scare me i'm petrified of them

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and they get a little bit luckier than city do city are very much a neurotic

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team my team play manchester city played neurotic trying to control everything so

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i guess if you think about it this way there think about your bosses at work there's one who's like super duper

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detail oriented and and does everything to perfection and there's no i or t uncrossed everything's

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planned out and perfect and they release amazing products and then there's the inspirational

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person who drives people to their best and the team rallies around them and

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that's just an amazing thing so there's two ways to go about having these incredible teams one is pep guardiola's

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technocratic perfection and drilling and then the other side is jurgen klopp's

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insistent cajoling loving caring and hugging and saying you know what you can

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do a nut you can do ten more you can do five more you can make that play better

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and liverpool right now grab the

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bull by the horns narrative shifts city and liverpool

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both on 29 games played one point separates them

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it's like:

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liverpool have five strikers and city have none and um

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liverpool have the better goal difference so they're actually a bit they're actually a they might actually be a

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better team this time and i i think fundamentally i would agree with that

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uh i think they have more depth um they're right there on xg against

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um it's very close 45 to 44. it's virtually

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these two teams are about as even as you possibly could be

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uh liverpool right now have the advantage because they signed a player in january in luis

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diaz and city didn't do anything in january so there's a little bit of

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momentum liverpool came through the african cup of nations without their players and

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they sustained their attack so you could make the argument that liverpool are

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actually better now that they have their whole team together and city are just living on their perfection

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this will all be decided on april 10th provided city don't drop anymore city

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did go through their full complement of um

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they did go through their full complement where they won 45 of 43 then we started dropping we had a loss

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to tottenham and then the the draw to crystal palace and then a draw to southampton so we've

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dropped points more recently while liverpool are on a nine game winning streak and may continue to win

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uh it is not inconceivable that liverpool could just carry on and pull this thing out

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liverpool did not play well against arsenal the first half to 50 minutes were poor

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uh martinelli spun trent alexander around three times

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had probably one of the most skillful runs i've ever seen alison made a mistake but then rectified

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it by saving a ball from from odegaard late in the first half

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and then minute late early in the first in the second half and then five minutes later

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liverpool got their goal from firmino who came from jota who came on and once

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the goal went in arsenal still played well but they couldn't lift themselves i think that

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that at that moment they mentally couldn't lift themselves up and liverpool were

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able to go to the bench and bring on firmino and salah for giotta

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and um i don't remember it doesn't matter so liverpool now have depth they have momentum the narrative is shifting to

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that this is liverpool's league to win nothing really separates

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our liverpool and manchester city uh liverpool have scored seven more goals

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given up two more they have the better goal difference on plus 55 city have one more loss but one more win

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so the points difference is liverpool have two draws and that's the only difference

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city have an extra loss it is tight it is close

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it is scary and like i said i think i said it probably three weeks ago the first team to drop six loses six

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points city have dropped two

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so now if

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liverpool yeah like i said first team to drop six will be the loser and uh we wait uh i'm

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not feeling good i'm not feeling confident i'm feeling scared i'm feeling worried for arsenal

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this was a great performance arsenal still can't beat teams ahead of

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them but i don't think that they have to beat teams ahead of them yet this was a big step forward for arsenal

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because they played so well especially in the first half martinelli was great

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they kept they kept

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the attack of liverpool in check they caused problems they pressed the

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emirates has never sounded louder the emirates which is the stadium that arsenal play in the emirates have never

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sounded louder the place was buzzing everything was there for them and i think had they got a goal they might

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have won this game but unfortunately they could not get the goal they needed

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and you know they did make changes in about the 67th minute later in the game

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odegaard came off for smith rowe uh saka for pepe and in ketia for lacazette but

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that was late and really the game petered out essentially towards the back half of the game

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the shots were close it was just that um allison made the saves and and and and

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ramsdell didn't uh ramsdale had a little bit of a tough game he's been great all year might be gold goalkeeper of the

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year but this is a game he's not gonna feel good about he probably his post shot uh expected

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goals was one and he gave up two so within the game within the three shots

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he gave up one more than he should have now small sample size whatever but um

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liverpool are looking really strong and um the palace draw for city really

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hurt and it does put them behind the cache there's no wiggle room there's no

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room for mistakes there are nine games to go why can't i figure this out

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yeah no 38 games there are nine games to go and you have to win them all uh you know you have to win them all

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you just cannot drop any more points at all ever never

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in the race for the top four chelsea chelsea hang on to their spot they're doing fine arsenal are on 51 men united

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are right behind them on 50 west ham on 48. arsenal still have the two games in hand but their two games in hand are

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tough and they have to play villa on saturday very tough stuff but we carry

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on through the through the from liverpool's joy at the top of the table to everton's

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maniacal incredible uh pulling out of a game

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against newcastle at home mike and i called this game as a must win i mean there's not a lot of games

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that everton has to win at this point everton are terrible they were at goodison they're playing terribly first

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half is all newcastle uh at even strength i do not love frank lampard and

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what he's up to everton somehow some way

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in this game hang on um in the first half oh i don't have all

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the i don't have the i don't have all the deep shot information yet but i would have it later

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first half i looked at the stats they were not great second half was better they had a couple shots on target in the

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first half there was a red card after a var check in the 83rd minute against ellen it was

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ridiculous it was a yellow every day i don't know why they went for a sending

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off but somewhere in the game and i have to figure out the exact minute of it

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i have to figure out the exact minute of it a young man um

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zip tied himself to the goal post

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uh wearing a t-shirt that said we have no future to you know protest fossil fuels he had

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a very in-cell look these guys clearly never hung out with uh with broads

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but um it was a crazy moment

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and it did change the game because at that moment

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um [Music] it created an amount of time that allowed for

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everton to have 14 minutes of added time in the game iwobi

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who's much maligned never great never a good player uh just finds a way

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to get it done and everton pull out a win that they are

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desperate for i mean newcastle had 17 shots everton

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only nine um newcastle had all the possession so

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nothing is really going well for uh everton uh pickford was dropped i don't know if

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he was hurt so begovich came in seamus coleman still playing uh there were three back three

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three defenders played godfrey uh michael keane still i don't understand it mason holgate

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to corey and alain and then anthony gordon played in the middle there were some changes so gordon

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uh iwobi damari gray started uh along with charleston up front uh you know

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newcastle went with their regular group and for newcastle it's not a big deal they're doing fine they don't have a

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problem with that but for everton this is a massive win this moves them off the bottom this

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basically gives them one of the wins they need they're now on 25 a full three points

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ahead of watford on 22 and a full four points ahead of burnley who have two

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games in hand on them but those two games in hand are i mean everton have two games in hand so sorry uh everton

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have a four point lead on burnley and they both are on 27 games so they're effectively in decent shape the bottom

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three are really shaping up to be watford burnley and uh norwich sure there's nine games to go

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um but it's looking much more clear again if you can win two

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games you're out of the schneid uh norwich i think we can cut loose but to

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see burnley go down would be something interesting to see everton go down would be something interesting so everton

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lived to play another gay in a strange game where they're terrible but i think the uh the goodison park crowd kept them

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going frank lampard gets a lot of luck and he is a lucky lucky boy to be where

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he is right now so lucky for them everton hang on for the

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three down a man it was a really good goal by the way and the place went bananas now

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from historic clubs who are doing great and have a lucky moment to historic clubs who crash out agai again

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men united now going on year six without a trophy they lose to atletico

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at home uh in a game of housing i thought united were okay in the first

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half they played decently alanga had a shot that almost went in went off of all black's face but then again what we've

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been talking about with united over and over again is they cannot sustain

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games they can play a half hour okay but never a full game

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second half was worse uh and um lodi gets a goal and now united are just

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kind of seeing out the season just trying to focus on the top four

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i saw gary neville kind of say oh i think they'll make the top four but on on just hard alone he just thinks oh

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they'll make the top four because why shouldn't they make the top four

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tough run for them tough run for them but i have a big comment that i'll wait for later on in the show to talk about

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cristiano ronaldo and lionel messi uh pretty much a hot take that i stole from

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michael cox of the uh of the of the athletics so we'll see how that

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goes chelsea takes care of business against lille they reach the quarterfinals just from a champions

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league roundup the final eight are

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uh are the final eight for the champions league are real madrid

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liverpool chelsea real madrid liverpool chelsea

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manchester city villarreal

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benfica and uh uh bayern munich

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and one other team i have to figure out who the other team is oh and atletico

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so the spanish have retained their two spanish teams there's one from germany the three english teams

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united couldn't really hang on and benfica benfica will be the cannon fodder that everyone's looking

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for that's not a good team but good for them uh they should house their way in

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um so very very interesting stuff there

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for uh the champions league um the europa league i believe has a good

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group too it's it's leipzig west ham barcelona uh

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which is pretty funny but anyway yeah we can we can talk about the freaking europa league another time

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so that's fascinating we have more stuff coming up chelsea advance

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harry kane also played this week against my beloved brighton brighton have just kind of uh

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they've just kind of faded i think the dan burns so selling of dan baron has hurt them they're kind of like

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oh we're safe we're fine harry kane becomes the all-time leader in away

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goals um which is amazing uh there was a deflected goal scored it looked like it

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might have been kulashevsky's or sons but i think ramirez took a hold of it and was like i scored this goal and her

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and and spurs continue their win one lose one win one lose one they're completely

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inconsistent at this point but i don't know why but i always think

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kante's got something up his sleeve but maybe he doesn't maybe spurs are just what they are right now

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and just can't really get themselves moving too far

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but you know spurs sitting seventh they're tied with west ham

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to um on 48 they're plus nine they're

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okay they're sitting where they are they're having a good season

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uh i'm i think i had a question for mike that i wasn't sure he'd be able to answer but it's

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like who would who would you trade for would you want to be men united with an old squad that's falling apart

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and no coach or would you rather be spurs who still have harry kane and son and have kante

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in tow if you can just appease kante then won't you be able to move your team

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forward so that's an interesting thing oh my god they really let me look at the premier league

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i just need to look at the red black let's see oh yeah yeah spurs win loss loss win

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loss win win loss win so they have west ham next that's going to be a tough game for them anyway spurs

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are where they are they're doing okay uh i thought you know same same old same

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old spurs they still roll with the same group kane maura kulaszewski sun

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uh horiberg and betsan core so it looks like they're getting a little bit more of a run here doherty and regulon played

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together and he got to play his back three of romero dyer and davies the prom is dyer and

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davies are really really poor if they could find another defender that would really make a difference uh they need to

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play dire because he's such a good passer but he can't move and so they end

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up in these problems where you know they they allow shots and allow too many shots and give up too many goals while

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my beloved brighton just can't seem to get out of their way they're back to duncan duffy again

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without burn they lose a little bit of their uh lose a little bit of their crew

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they're playing lampty as a winger these days which is a little bit weird and they still can't score goals

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uh uh neil mopey the the butt wiper has uh

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has reverted back to form and my beloved brighton are hanging out where they

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belong and they are where they are okay let's just make sure we have a final

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round up of the champions league iacs are out ten hog who's been um

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slated for the manchester united job they blow a chance against benfica but

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we say hello to friends i was watching this game and i noticed hey that's jan vertonghen and nico otamendi and i mean

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when i say that benfica are not good they are not good they hang on and this

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game iacs are doing their dna they're playing they're playing they're doing

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their thing they've got halaer they've got dusantota they've got all their guys and they just can't break down um they

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just can't break down benfica and they get bounced ten hog loses i guess his

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audition to see if he's a bigger manager i'm not sure he's quite there and then our friend mr emery good evening takes

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villarreal who are seventh in la liga and beats juve juventus of turin just get bounced

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allegri they go back to zero if anything when i think about these big teams historically big the aristocracy of

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football the legacy clubs being out like uva and iax and united

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uh uh you know less less so i guess real did fine is that the super league this

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always just gives more fuel for the super league and juventus will be clamoring to get out of its league and

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find a new revenue stream because it's just like uh this is no fun uh speaking of revenue

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streams we should probably touch on chelsea chelsea do have lots of buyers lined up

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uh there's supposed to be a friday deadline the government in the uk has to allow

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for the sale to happen in some mode or another but

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if another round of american owners comes in how does that change the balance of the

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premier league because most of these owners that are coming in to be buyers i think this guy

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is ties to the dodgers and maybe an nfl team here or there they have an expectation

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of a closed league where you buy in and it goes up it's like the house teams in

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the us are like houses they always go up whereas in the uk if you get relegated

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and you don't invest in your team it falls apart so you have the glazers who are american and you've got uh maybe

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another american oh there's american owners here there and that influence of american sport coming into the league

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will chelsea being owned by another american sort of change the dynamic oh

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sorry fsg liverpool owned by americans uh changed the dynamic of the league and the voting blocks as they are today

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because the big clubs in europe ultimately want american sports style money

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i don't know that they care they want relegation and promotion because it's bad for business like if you were to set

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up a sports league now you would not put relegation in it it makes it dangerous and there's a

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reason why mls teams sell for half a billion dollars and their whereas

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you can go right now and buy a team in the championship in england for probably

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like derby counties probably there for you for 20 million dollars and that is a

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historical club so it just changes the revenue model so it's interesting i like to think about the business i like to

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think about those things i like it i like it i like it it's my kind of thing i've made it to a half an hour i feel

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like i've been talking for four days oh mike i talked about this before but

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when mike and i do shows they come out to about an hour and we're kind of tired we're kind of running out of gas

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sometimes i want mike to um to stop talking and he goes too fast i'm like mike what are you doing but in this

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case uh that half hour you really need that that person to to give you more time

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and really uh and really help you along with um with filling air time so i mean i have a

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big mouth and i like to talk i can talk about anything but uh when you're talking to yourself to a camera it can

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get weird so we carry on here we go uh other news we still there are premier

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league games this weekend and there's the fa cup let's do the premier league previews for

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the weekend tomorrow we have wolves versus leeds uh wolves are comfortably

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in the league leeds got their big win against norwich and jesse march probably has them safe

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um this is the battle of two things that are weird like leads

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give up goals all the time and wolves can't score goals so it should be my guess here is that we

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would go nil nil this will be a low scoring affair leeds are having a hard time scoring and wolves can't score so

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we'll see what happens there this aston villa verse arsenal arsenal coming off licking licking their

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wounds on a wednesday and then having the early game on saturday is just brutal uh i would expect aston villa to

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pull this game out after arsenal licked their wounds arsenal need points off this game though this is a big game for

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them i think any arsenal fan would rather would have expected between liverpool

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and aston villa to get three points out of the wheat out of the two games that would have been okay

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i think arsenal should be happy with a draw here i think that they're in trouble this

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village is going to be a trap game this is another moment of coaching can

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unai can arteta lift the team up after a great performance but they've got to be

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dejected they're still the youngest team in the league they're going against a villa side who just lost but they're

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still playing well i think gerard has the team going well but ultimately this is an early game this is the traditional

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kickoff time can arsenal lift themselves up off the mat

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after playing midweek playing the early game on saturday and play villa and get

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something get a win out of this game could be very very tough sunday

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we have leicester city versus brentford both teams in decent shape leicester coming off a loss

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uh and brentford coming off a big win that puts them into safety basically

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brentforder just yeah brentford coming off a win uh while

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while lester just lost to arsenal arsenal played really well in that game

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but i would expect i would expect a good game here um

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lester are terrible on set pieces i would go with ivan tony to score a goal on a cross we saw that goal get scored

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already with um with erickson to tony for the win in that game so let's uh let's expect

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brentford to pull that game out and then a a london derby

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tottenham and west ham both coming off midweek

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uh west ham's game was extra time put in an extra shift both teams

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really lack depth at this point very evenly matched i'd say tottenham

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west ham is about as close a game as you could get tottenham are at home

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i don't know how much that means uh the other issue i'd say is west ham

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are the type of team that give tottenham fits because they sit deep and

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tottenham don't have good creative midfielders to break things down

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if this is a game for perhaps

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this is a game that i think would be interesting to see if kante could experiment

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with playing maura kulashevsky sun and kane but kane

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sitting deeper i wonder if if if harry's role is to become a number 10 and basically say

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we're not going to find christian erickson but we're going to make harry kane into christian erickson uh but instead of

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kane having to do both jobs just do the one job and get into the box when he can i'd be interested to see if kane would

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do that that would be something fascinating to see if kane could basically become a number 10 with the

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three guys in front of him i don't know who would play the nine maybe maura mora could play the nine maybe sun who knows

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maybe even bergwine just just mix it up see if that's something that's interesting uh those are premier league

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games so we've got those so a lot of things are mixing up we've got the premier league over the weekend and then on the

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fa cup side we still have middlesbury chelsea middlesboro vs

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chelsea crystal palace versus everton on sunday liverpool versus nottingham forest a classic

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and southampton vs manchester city so we still have big teams city have not beat southampton this year

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and are coming off a loss so that's weird uh middlesborough have put

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out arsenal and manchester united so that's not an easy game for chelsea our

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friend chris wilder uh has his boys from tyneside playing really well and we know

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with chelsea it's weird they are still really tough but they kind of play like an old

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italian side you never know if they're going to score but they but they definitely know you're not going to score and then uh everton crystal palace

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mike said that he thought that chris everton should just ditch this game

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i think crystal palace are really good having seen city just play them they'll be up for this game it's at selhurst

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palace have got to be like i should probably look they've got to be like plus 200 favorites easy at home

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against everton i hope that viera goes for this game selhurst will be rocking i like this game and then nottingham

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forest liverpool nottingham forest at home two-time european champions knocked out

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liverpool more than once in in the 80s season to stop liverpool from winning the european

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cup in the old european cup days um liverpool will cruise through this but

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if narrative dictates that liverpool are supposed to try and win this famed quadruple

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and they just played arsenal midweek this is a opportunity for liverpool to maybe drop something

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nottingham forest have been playing really well um this is actually

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l and nottingham forest since:

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and while this goes back to:

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so things are a little bit crazy here uh it's a little bit wacky from something

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that's super old overall liverpool have progressed from six of seven fa cup ties versus nottingham

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forest failing in the first of such meetings in february

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1895. i love that the fa cup has this history it's one of these amazing things

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we'll see what happens i'm expecting i'm gonna call for the upset i see forrest

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pulling this game out because this is a moment for them they can go try and win this thing it would be

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amazing if they did it uh because liverpool i hate them

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nottingham forest coming off let's see nottingham forest

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coming off winning they're unbeaten in their last

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unbeaten since january 30th so one

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one two three four five six seven eight nine they're unbeaten in nine

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going into liverpool this is a big big game for them uh maybe they can pull it out

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that would be super exciting uh i hope they do uh liverpool oh sorry uh forrest

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if you don't know were managed by uh nigel hydro club

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brian clough one of the more famous managers in english football history he is the

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primary uh antagonist in the film damned united he was the coach of nottingham forest

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and then went to leeds got fired after like 12 days and then went uh wow sorry

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he was the coach at derby won the league then went to leeds got fired and he and he

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and his partner taylor went to nottingham forest and made them into european champions so

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very famous team i always talk about them if you're interested in that stuff

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get into football history it's fascinating it always means something to me and i hope that people get into this

40:24

nerdy stuff like i do but i am gonna wrap it up that was the

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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.

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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.

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