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Episodes

  • Fixing Real Madrid's Mistakes

    Jan 15 2021

    The FC crew discuss another dreadful performance from Real Madrid and with Luka Jovic returning to Eintracht Frankfurt on loan, Julien Laurens gives his top ten worst Real Madrid transfers of all-time. Arsenal stumbled to a goalless draw against Crystal Palace, so what is the North London club's ceiling this season? Plus, are big clubs given preferential treatment by referees?

  • Gab and Juls: Is Mourinho to Blame for Spurs' Poor Form?

    Jan 14 2021

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens look back on Tottenham's 1-1 draw against Fulham and question whether Jose Mourinho's tactics have been helping or hindering Spurs' recent poor performances. Frank LeBoeuf also joins the pod to discuss Mauricio Pochettino and PSG's Trophee des Champions victory against Marseille and Neymar's social media trolling ways. Plus, Bayern Munich collapse in a major upset, while Barcelona and Juventus squeak their way into the next rounds of their respective cup competiti...more

  • Caught Offside: Hoppe Days, Midweek Peak & Liverpool vs United

    Jan 14 2021

    On this week's pod, the boys dust of "the wheel" and share their thoughts on Hoppe's big day, January transfer rumors, Liverpool's upcoming clash with Manchester United and much much more!

  • Deja Vu for Tottenham

    Jan 14 2021

    The FC crew criticize Jose Mourinho's tactics after Tottenham drop points at home against relegation-threatened Fulham. Manchester City move up to third in the Premier League but questions rise after Kevin De Bruyne didn't take a penalty that Raheem Sterling missed. Plus, Bayern Munich are on the wrong side of history after getting knocked out of the 2nd round of the German Cup.

  • Serie Awesome: Juventus Keeps Rolling Ahead of the Derby d'Italia

    Jan 13 2021

    Matteo Bonetti is joined by Nicky Bandini & Mina Rzouki to review Inter Milan’s 2-2 draw with Roma and debate whether Antonio Conte’s substitutions resulted in them only taking a point. Plus, Juventus face Inter this weekend in one of the most anticipated Derby d'Italia’s in recent years, with both teams looking to mount a serious title charge in 2021 and debate if AC Milan will be the big winner of the derby.

  • Pogba Powers Man United To Top

    Jan 13 2021

    The FC crew discuss Manchester United's win over Burnley and what it means for the Premier League title race. In Spain, Atletico Madrid earned a vintage result against Sevilla that keeps them top of La Liga. Plus, The rumors continue to swirl around Lionel Messi's potential exit from Barcelona, this time linking him to PSG.

  • Could Man United get Burn-ley'd?

    Jan 12 2021

    Steve Nicol and Don Hutchison look ahead to a mouthwatering FA Cup 4th-round draw between Manchester United & Liverpool, plus the boys argue about what kind of test Burnley is for Man United this week. Sid Lowe discusses Real Madrid's antics after playing in the snow, Barcelona's good run of form and explains why Atletico Madrid's three games in hand could be a problem. Finally, Kasey Keller and Steve Cherundolo rank Erling Haaland amongst the best strikers in the world.

  • Gab and Juls: How Solskjaer is changing Manchester United's DNA

    Jan 11 2021

    Jan Aage Fjortoft joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to discuss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's progression at Manchester United as they only need a point against Burnley to move to the top of the Premier League. Plus, how important was Borussia Dortmund's 3-1 victory over RB Leipzig and have Barcelona turned a corner? 

  • Juventus Overcome Clear Weakness

    Jan 11 2021

    The FC crew break down Juventus' late win over Sassuolo and discuss what weakness will hold Juve back in the Serie A title race. Plus the guys review Erling Haaland and Matthew Hoppe's outstanding weekend in the the Bundesliga and Kai Havertz and Dele Alli's impressive performances in the FA Cup.

  • Haaland Dazzles For Dortmund

    Jan 10 2021

    Jurgen Klinsmann joins the FC crew to discuss Dortmund's impressive win over RB Leipzig as Erling Haaland continues his rise to superstardom. In the FA Cup both Man United and Arsenal advance and the boys discuss if the tournament should have been put on hold for the year along with their favorite memories from playing in the competition. Plus, Barcelona deliver a great performance that saw bot Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann score twice.

  • Are Bayern Beginning to Break?

    Jan 08 2021

    The FC crew discuss Bayern Munich showing even more signs of weakness in their shock loss to Borussia Monchengladbach, who came back to win after being 2-goals down. Plus, a young Aston Villa side puts up a spirited performance against Liverpool, and Manchester United's recent record in tournament semifinals is questioned.

  • Why are Man United falling short?

    Jan 08 2021

    The FC crew weigh in on Manchester City becoming the title favorites and identify what Liverpool needs to defend their title. Also, in the wake of Manchester United's loss to Man City, the boys discuss where the blame lies when it comes to losing in big games. Plus, Bayern Munich try to extend their unbeaten streak, the biggest transfer flops in recent memory, and Shaka's always entertaining power rankings.

  • Serie Awesome: Pirlo Turning Juventus Around?

    Jan 07 2021

    Matteo Bonetti, Nicky Bandini, Mina Rzouki & Kay Murray ask whether Andrea Pirlo has turned Juventus around after their 3-1 win over league-leaders AC Milan. Plus, how important is the Serie A title to Inter Milan?

  • Gab and Juls: Are Juventus back in the Serie A title race?

    Jan 07 2021

    Stewart Robson joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to discuss Juventus' 3-1 victory over league leaders AC Milan and question Cristiano Ronaldo's lack of impact in the game. Plus, does Bruno Fernandes struggle in Manchester United's biggest matches?

  • Caught Offside: Frankly speaking

    Jan 07 2021

    On this week's pod, the boys discuss Man City's resurgence, Spurs on their way to Wembley and Liverpool's recent struggles. Plus, Liam Twomey of The Athletic joins as we go "In the Club" with Chelsea.

  • Juventus Not Done Yet

    Jan 07 2021

    The FC crew are back to reflect on a crucial day of football across the European continent, including Juventus clawing their way back into the Serie A title race, Manchester United coming up short in an opportunistic Manchester Derby, Lionel Messi lifting Barcelona once more and Mauricio Pochettino making his anticipated debut as manager of PSG.

  • Klopp's Penalty Kop-Out

    Jan 06 2021

    The FC crew discuss Tottenham advancing to the Carabao Cup final and why Man City might have more trouble with Man United than they did with Chelsea on the weekend. Plus, was Jurgen Klopp justified in his criticism that Man United get more penalties than any other team in the Premier League?

  • Liverpool Open Door for Title Race

    Jan 05 2021

    The FC crew discuss Liverpool's surprising loss to Southampton and what that means for the Premier League title race. Plus, how much leeway does Frank Lampard have after Chelsea's poor run of form. And finally, will Jadon Sancho's first Bundesliga goal of the season spark his return to form?

  • Gab and Juls: Lampard Pressure Justified?

    Jan 04 2021

    Mark Ogden joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens following Chelsea's 3-1 defeat to Manchester City and ask whether Frank Lampard deserves to be under scrutiny. Plus, they discuss Atletico Madrid's table-topping form with Juls admitting that he perhaps was wrong about Luis Suarez.

  • Lampard Feeling the Heat

    Jan 04 2021

    The FC crew dive into Manchester City's easy defeat over Chelsea and ask the question of whether Frank Lampard is currently in over his head as Chelsea manager. Plus, the title race is Serie A tightens up as all the big teams come away with victories, Bayern escape from the jaws of defeat, all while Barcelona bounce back with a whimper.

  • Arsenal Answering The Critics

    Jan 03 2021

    The FC crew discuss a busy Saturday which saw Arsenal continue their good form with an impressive victory over West Brom while Tottenham climb to 3rd after a deserved win over Leeds United. Plus, Jan Age Fjortoft examines RB Leipzig's chances to push Bayern Munich after their win moved them to the top of the Bundesliga. And PSG officially announce Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager.

  • New Year, New Title Race?

    Jan 02 2021

    The FC crew discuss Manchester United's 2-1 win over Aston Villa and debate if Man United have what it takes to push Liverpool for the title. Plus, Julien Lauren's reveals his best team from 2020, Gab Marcotti weighs in on possible transfer news and the boys get you set for the return of football in Germany and Italy.

  • Goodbye to 2020

    Dec 31 2020

    Before leaving for a night of oysters and New Year's celebrations, The FC crew update some Premier League predictions and discuss Man City's chance to catch Liverpool. Plus, the boys weigh in on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's comments ahead of Man United's match with Aston Villa. Finally, a full slate of twitter questions are answered.

  • Gab and Juls: Premier League's Lurking Crisis

    Dec 31 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are back on New Year's Eve to finally draw a line under 2020. In this episode, the guys discuss the Premier League ending the year with a fizzle rather than a bang as two games were hit by last-minute COVID-related postponements. Plus, Real Madrid fail to end the year on a high note after their 1-1 draw mid-week, and Liverpool drop points in consecutive games, potentially giving their fans reason to worry.

  • Caught Offside: Peace out, 2020!

    Dec 31 2020

    The boys bid an eager farewell to 2020 and look back on all that the year had to offer from a soccer perspective. Plus, Man Utd making things interesting, Chelsea struggling and why the USMNT has us excited for 2021.

  • Liverpool Draw...Again

    Dec 31 2020

    The FC crew discuss Liverpool's 0-0 draw against Newcastle and try to find a solution for the Reds' lack of goals. Plus, the guys break down the La Liga title race as Atletico extended it's lead at the top over Real Madrid.

  • Red Devils on the Rise

    Dec 31 2020

    The FC crew discuss Manchester United's late victory over Wolves which sent the Red Devils to 2nd in the PL table behind the Liverpool and question if Man United can continue to challenge for the title. Plus, Sid Lowe joins the show to discuss Lionel Messi's future and what's next for Diego Costa after he parted ways with Atletico Madrid.

  • ESPN FC 2021 Prediction Special

    Dec 30 2020

    The FC crew are back with a special 2021 prediction episode, where the group debates what the futures of Lionel Messi, Jadon Sancho, Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba might look like in the new year. Plus, everyone shares their wildest premonitions and picks some surprise winners of 2021's tournaments and leagues.

  • Chelsea's Slump Continues

    Dec 28 2020

    The FC crew discuss Chelsea's draw with Aston Villa, which gives the Blues 4 points in their last 5 Premier League games, and whether Frank Lampard's side should be satisfied with being 6th in the table. Plus, the boys try to uncover the disconnect between Jose Mourinho and his players as Tottenaham's poor form continues.

  • Gab and Juls: How can Frank Lampard get misfiring Chelsea going?

    Dec 28 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Don Hutchison to reflect on a festive feast of Premier League football that saw Arsenal make a surprise return to form against a stuttering Chelsea side. The guys also break down the latest from Paris, with Mauricio Pochettino close to being named Thomas Tuchel's replacement at PSG, and much more.

  • Is Messi on the move?

    Dec 27 2020

    The FC crew discuss Liverpool's draw against West Brom and wonder if there is cause for concern going forward. Also, despite an opening minute goal Tottenham conceded a late goal to Wolves as their winless streak continues in the Premier League. Plus, Julien Laurens explains the latest around Pochettino at PSG and unpacks Lionel Messi's comments regarding his future.

  • The Pressure Shifts To Lampard

    Dec 27 2020

    The FC crew discuss a busy Boxing Day that saw Arsenal defeat Chelsea and causes questions to be asked for Frank Lampard and Chelsea's recent poor form. Plus, Leicester City and Man United battled to a draw at the top of the table, and Man City continues to pick up points as they climb closer to the top.

  • Serie Awesome: The worst Juventus display of the Pirlo era?

    Dec 26 2020

    Kay Murray is joined by Matteo Bonetti, Nicky Bandini & Mina Rzouki to discuss the latest round of matches in Serie A. Juventus suffered a terrible day losing at home to Fiorentina calling questions about whether Andrea Pirlo should be concerned heading into the winter break. Plus, AC Milan ended 2020 in dramatic style as a late winner against Lazio pushes them to the top of the table, but will it be enough to hold off Inter Milan who are also on a good run of form. Finally, the crew provide...more

  • Arteta's Last Stand?

    Dec 25 2020

    The FC crew preview a busy day in the Premier League and wonder if Arsenal have what it takes to bounce back against Chelsea. Plus, Mark Ogden shares his Premier League Team of the Year, and Shaka Hislop provides his club power rankings.

  • PSG Sack Tuchel

    Dec 24 2020

    The FC crew discuss reports of PSG moving on from Thomas Tuchel and bringing in Mauricio Pochettino as the club's new manager. Plus, the battle in Serie A heats up as Inter Milan and AC Milan are both poised to make a run at the title. Plus, the boys are in the Christmas spirit during another lively edition of Extra Time.

  • Gab and Juls: How long can AC Milan's unbeaten run last?

    Dec 24 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Stewart Robson to discuss AC Milan's 3-2 victory over Lazio. The guys also talk about Mikel Arteta's future following Arsenal's 4-1 defeat against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup and explain why Thomas Tuchel was relieved of his duties at Paris Saint-Germain.

  • ESPN FC 2020 Year in Review Special

    Dec 24 2020

    The FC crew join together for a special episode looking back on an unprecedented year that produced major headlines across the world of football. In this pod, the crew look back on Liverpool breaking their 30 year English league title drought, Bayern Munich asserting their historic dominance, Lionel Messi breaking Twitter via a burofax, and remember one of the greatest footballers to ever live.

  • United, City Set for Semifinal Derby Clash

    Dec 24 2020

    The FC crew react to the news of Manchester United and Manchester City meeting in the semifinal of the Carabao Cup and Jose Mourinho calling out Dele Alli for a poor performance during Spurs' Carabao Cup fixture. Plus, AC Milan squeak 3 points at the last and enter Christmas break atop the Serie A table; could they lift the Scudetto at the end of the year? Also, Real Madrid and PSG enter the break in fine form.

  • Caught Offside: LAFC's CONCACAF bummer

    Dec 23 2020

    On this week's pod, we wonder if there's a club that can push Liverpool for the title and why "strange things" keep happening to Arsenal? Plus, a full review of Tigres' 2-1 defeat of LAFC in the CONCACAF Champions League Final.

  • When Does the Buck Stop for Arteta?

    Dec 23 2020

    The FC crew debate what direction Mikel Arteta and Arsenal should try to go in after their terrible defeat to Manchester City in the League Cup. Meanwhile, Juventus take 6-point swing in the wrong direction, Lionel Messi accomplishes another record, and Ole Gunnnar Solskjaer claims his side are ready to win trophies now.

  • Who Will Challenge Liverpool?

    Dec 22 2020

    The FC crew discuss Chelsea's win over West Ham and wonder who is best suited to push Liverpool for the title. Plus, Arsenal's slide down the table puts Mikel Arteta on the hot seat. Kasey Keller and Steve Cherundolo weigh in on the state of Dortmund and react to Weston McKennie's newest award. And Herculez Gomez dives in to the fallout from a chaotic match between LAFC and Club America.

  • Gab and Juls: What is Bayern's plan for Leroy Sane?

    Dec 21 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Jan Aage Fjortoft to discuss Bayern Munich's 2-1 victory against Bayer Leverkusen and ask whether Bayern know what they're doing by substituting Leroy Sane after he came on as a substitute earlier in the game. The guys also ask if Tottenham's title push is over and discuss whether Mohamed Salah is still happy at Liverpool.

  • Was Everyone Wrong About Man United?

    Dec 21 2020

    The FC crew discuss a busy Sunday across the world of football, beginning with a discussion on just how wrong everyone was about Manchester United and their hopes at the Premier League title. Plus, Spurs slump ever further down the table and put themselves at risk of being out of the title race. Also, Real Madrid and PSG play out to varying results on the day.

  • Liverpool's Perfect Day

    Dec 19 2020

    The FC crew react to a busy day around Europe that saw Bayern Munich pull out a win against title contender Bayer Leverkusen behind two goals from Lewandowski. Plus, Steve Nicol described Liverpool's 7-0 win as perfection and while Arsenal extend their winless streak. And in Spain, Barcelona drop points despite Lionel Messi's record-tying goal.

  • Has Sancho Lost His Way?

    Dec 19 2020

    The FC crew react to Dortmund losing yet another Bundesliga match and analyze what has gone wrong with their star Jadon Sancho. Plus, the boys prepare for a massive weekend in the Premier League including Man City's trip to Southampton. Also, Stewart Robson believes Juventus need more from Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Rashford Stars For Man United

    Dec 18 2020

    The FC crew discuss Manchester United's win over Sheffield United led by Marcus Rashford's superb play. Plus, Craig Burley and Steve Nicol don't see eye-to-eye on who was "the better team" in Liverpool's victory over Tottenham. Robert Lewandowski picks up an award and Shaka reveals his Power Rankings on a busy edition of ESPN FC.

  • Serie Awesome: What’s Going on at Atalanta?

    Dec 17 2020

    Kay Murray is joined by Matteo Bonetti, Nicky Bandini and Mina Rzouki to discuss the current situation between Alejandro 'Papu' Gomez and Atalanta. The crew also debate whether Inter Milan have become Serie A favorites after their UCL exit and question if Paulo Dybala deserves a new contract at Juventus.

  • Gab and Juls: Klopp and Mourinho's War of Words

    Dec 17 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Mark Ogden following Liverpool's late victory against Tottenham Hotspur. The guys discuss whether the post-match argument between Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho was justified. Also on the show today, Barcelona secure a vital win against Real Sociedad, Chelsea lose in back-to-back matches and Arsenal are still spinning their wheels.

  • Did Liverpool Deserve to Win?

    Dec 17 2020

    The FC crew recap a busy day in the world of football, starting with Liverpool's tightly contested victory over Spurs, where the guys ask if the deserved winner came out on top in the end. Plus, an epic rant on Arsenal's sluggish form, Lewandowski continues his fine form on the eve of FIFA's Best, and the Serie A title race gets even closer.

  • Chelsea Have The Blues

    Dec 16 2020

    The ESPN FC crew discuss Chelsea's 2nd straight Premier League loss and identify where it started to go wrong for Frank Lampard's side against Wolves. Elsewhere in England, Manchester City could only muster a 1-1 draw with West Brom giving Pep Guardiola real cause for concern. Real Madrid earned a good result against Athletic Bilbao and Julien Laurens explains why he would choose Karim Benzema over Robert Lewandowski.

  • Caught Offside: The team gossip

    Dec 15 2020

    On this week's pod, the boys discuss Columbus' triumph over Seattle, a Manchester Derby that happened and the Champions League draw. Plus, is Patrice Evra the friend that you just can't trust?

  • Remontada Rematch

    Dec 14 2020

    The FC crew react to the UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw including Neymar's PSG against Messi's Barcelona and Chelsea-Atletico Madrid. They also explain Arsenal's horrific form and discuss Manchester United's chances in the Europa League.

  • Gab and Juls: How Madrid's Squad Saved Zidane

    Dec 14 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Sid Lowe to dissect the importance of Real Madrid's crucial 2-0 victory over city and title rivals Atletico Madrid. The guys also discuss Paul Pogba's future following Manchester United's 0-0 draw against Manchester City in the Manchester Derby, reflect on the Champions League draw and pay respect to Gerard Houllier.

  • Premier League Wake Up Call

    Dec 14 2020

    The FC crew discuss the Premier League title race as every Big Six club dropped points this weekend. Plus, the guys break down who they think will win the Bundesliga and Serie A titles plus Lionel Messi comes to the rescue for Barcelona.

  • Real Madrid's Statement Win

    Dec 13 2020

    The FC crew discuss Real Madrid's dominant win in the Madrid Derby and how Real Madrid are now the title favorites over rival Atletico. Plus, the boys react to the scoreless draw in Manchester and where it went wrong for Chelsea in their loss to Everton. And Jan Fjortoft explains how Dortmund's awful performance puts Favre in some real trouble.

  • Manchester & Madrid Prepare for Derby Day

    Dec 12 2020

    The FC crew preview a massive weekend of football as Manchester United host Manchester City and wonder if Man City can find enough offensive consistency to come away with a win. Plus, Spain also prepares for the Madrid Derby as Atletico look to increase their lead over Real Madrid at the top La Liga. The boys also remember the super legacy of Paolo Rossi.

  • Solskjaer's Shortcomings

    Dec 10 2020

    The FC crew discuss Manchester United and Inter Milan's shortcomings in the UEFA Champions League and how much responsibility lies with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Antonio Conte. Plus, they remember Italian legend Paolo Rossi.

  • Gab and Juls: The Price for Pogba

    Dec 10 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Stewart Robson are joined by Mark Ogden to discuss Manchester United's 3-2 defeat away at RB Leipzig, the influence of Mino Raiola at Old Trafford and whether a swap deal for Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo is in the cards. The guys also discuss Juventus' 3-0 victory against Barcelona and the dark side of Antonio Conte as a manager.

  • Caught Offside: ARSENE WENGER joins the pod plus a UCL recap

    Dec 10 2020

    The great Arsene Wenger joins to discuss his time at Arsenal, his philosophies as a coach, how he'd deal with a "Pogba situation" and much more! Plus, a Champions League recap and our thoughts on the USMNT's 6-0 win vs El Salvador.

  • Antonio Conte's Catastrophe

    Dec 10 2020

    The FC crew discuss Inter Milan's catastrophic collapse in the Champions League and debate how much of the blame should fall on Antonio Conte's shoulders. Plus, Zinadine Zidane and Real Madrid return to their previous strong form after booking their spot in the UCL Round of 16, while Gab Marcotti selects his dream draw for the next stage of the competition.

  • Serie Awesome: Is Lukaku the Best Striker in the World?

    Dec 09 2020

    Kay Murray is joined by Matteo Bonetti, Nicky Bandini & Mina Rzouki to ask why Juventus can impress against Barcelona but struggle against Torino. The crew also take some time out to assess whether Romelu Lukaku should be considered the best striker in the world & ask which players at AC Milan, other than Zlatan Ibrahimovic, have been crucial to the Rossoneri's recent success.

  • Man United Crash Out of UCL

    Dec 08 2020

    The FC crew discuss Manchester United's exit from the Champions League after losing to RB Leipzig and Barcelona's lackluster performance against Juventus as Crisitiano Ronaldo bests Lionel Messi. Plus, PSG-Istanbul Basaksehir was suspended for alleged racist comments.

  • Caught Offside: The fly in the ointment

    Dec 08 2020

    The boys heap praise on Spurs for another big win but also wonder if their ruthless scoring streak is sustainable. Plus, Seattle and Minnesota United treat us to the match of the season in MLS, albeit one the Loons would like to forget.

  • Pogba over Man United

    Dec 08 2020

    The FC crew discuss Mino Raiola's comments that Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United in January and ask what went wrong with his time at the club. Sid Lowe explains why Ronald Koeman might stay at Barcelona despite the club's worst start in 23 years. Plus, how many teams are in the Premier League title race?

  • Gab and Juls: How Mourinho Made Tottenham Title Contenders

    Dec 07 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss where things went wrong for Arsenal in the North London derby and analyze what Jose Mourinho has done at Spurs to turn them into title contenders. Jan Aage Fjortoft also joins the guys to discuss Bayern Munich's thrilling 3-3 draw against RB Leipzig in the game of the weekend, while questions continue to hover over Barcelona's subpar form.

  • Spurs' North London Stomp

    Dec 07 2020

    The FC crew react to Tottenham's total romp over Arsenal in the North London Derby, and ask whether Spurs are cementing themselves as title favorites. Plus, Liverpool find their old groove against Wolverhampton, AC Milan defeat Sampdoria despite missing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the guys review the Bundesliga title race.

  • Man United's Jekyll & Hyde Performance

    Dec 06 2020

    Craig, Stevie and Frank discuss another inconsistent performance from Manchester United and Chelsea's strength in depth. Alejandro Moreno and Julien Laurens explain where it went wrong in another defeat for Barcelona, a return to winning way for Real Madrid, and another impressive performance from Atletico Madrid. Gab Marcotti breaks down Juventus' comeback victory and a statement win for Inter Milan. Plus, Jan Aage Fjortoft looks back at the game of the day in Bayern Munich's 3-3 draw to RB Lei...more

  • Understanding Neymar's Genius

    Dec 04 2020

    The FC crew discuss contrasting performances from Neymar and Anthony Martial in PSG's 3-1 victory over Manchester United and if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or Thomas Tuchel are on the hot seat. Plus, should Lionel Messi have left last summer and will he be playing with Neymar next season?

  • Gab and Juls: Should questions be asked of Solskjaer?

    Dec 03 2020

    Mark Ogden joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to discuss Manchester United's 3-1 defeat to PSG and ask if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics are to blame. They also praise Romelu Lukaku after Inter Milan's vital 3-2 victory against Borussia Monchengladbach & ask whether Real Madrid will make it to the knock-out stage of the Champions League.

  • PSG Outlast Man United

    Dec 03 2020

    The FC crew discuss PSG's victory over Manchester United, what it means going into the final matchday and who will advance out of Group H. Plus, the guys break down Olivier Giroud's four goal performance as Chelsea dominate Sevilla, Cristiano Ronaldo's 750th career goal and a questionable penalty decision causes Dortmund and Lazio to share the points.

  • Serie Awesome: Are Juventus Still Scudetto Favourites?

    Dec 02 2020

    Following their 1-1 draw against Benevento, Kay Murray, Matteo Bonetti, Nicky Bandini and Mina Rzouki debate whether Juventus should still be considered favourites this season. Plus, the crew asks whether a swap between Christian Eriksen and Hakan Çalhanoğlu would make sense, and there's much praise after a Zlatan-free performance from AC Milan.

  • Gab & Juls: ESPN FC 100 Special

    Dec 02 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens celebrate ESPN's ranking of the top 100 players and managers in football in a special edition of the Gab & Juls Show. Mark Ogden, Stewart Robson and Natalie Gedra all join the guys in this packed show to explain what makes these players the best in the world.

  • Madrid's Existential Crisis

    Dec 01 2020

    The FC crew discuss another defeat for Real Madrid and debate whether Zinadine Zidane is capable of getting his lost squad back on the right track. Plus, Inter Milan narrowly escape UCL elimination in Group B, while Liverpool avoid collapsing in a tough test against Ajax.

  • Caught Offside: EPL, Revs, USMNT and more

    Dec 01 2020

    The boys take a look back at the EPL weekend as Cavani grabs 3 points, Klopp complains about the calendar and Arsenal struggle again. Plus, Greg Vanney is out in Toronto and Bruce Arena is through in New England.

  • VAR Crying Out Loud!

    Dec 01 2020

    Steve Nicol and Stewart Robson discuss Andy Robertson's call for more consistency from VAR, Edinson Cavani's claim for a starting spot at Manchester United, and Chelsea's scoreless draw vs Tottenham. Sid Lowe reflects on Lionel Messi's tribute to Diego Maradona and more from La Liga this weekend. Plus, Tyler Adams looks ahead to Bayern Munich-RB Leipzig and explains why the USMNT won't worry about qualifying for the next World Cup.

  • Gab and Juls: What is Happening at Real Madrid?

    Nov 30 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss Real Madrid's surprise defeat to Alaves and ask why defensive issues continue to be a problem for Los Blancos. Stewart Robson also joins to look back at Tottenham's 0-0 draw away at Chelsea and debate how close each respective side is to becoming a finished product. Plus, plenty of love for Edinson Cavani and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

  • Cavani Saves The Day for Man United

    Nov 30 2020

    The FC crew discuss Tottenham's lackluster draw with Chelsea and question if Spurs can finish the season top of the league. Plus, the guys recap Manchester United thrilling comeback against Southampton, Barcelona's dominant victory over Osasuna and celebrate Dan Thomas' birthday.

  • Klopp Frustrated With Liverpool's Luck

    Nov 29 2020

    The FC crew discuss Liverpool's draw with Brighton, and dissect all of Jurgen Klopp's frustrations around his club's fixture congestion nightmare. Plus, Bayern Munich show why they are title favorites with a gritty win over Stuttgart while their biggest threat Dortmund drop points. Real Madrid's woes continue in La Liga as the lose to Alaves and Atletico Madrid continue to stack wins. Plus, Juventus only muster a draw without Cristiano Ronaldo allowing Inter Milan to climb the table.

  • Can Mourinho Get Best of Chelsea?

    Nov 27 2020

    The FC crew continue to share stories and memories from the vivid life of Diego Maradona. Plus, Jose Mourinho attests to the talent of Frank Lampard's Chelsea side, but can his Spurs come out on top on Sunday? Also, Liverpool look to bounce back against Brighton after a poor mid-week defeat.

  • The Lasting Impact of Diego Maradona

    Nov 26 2020

    The FC crew continues to reflect on the life of Diego Maradona and share stories of the legendary footballer's impact on the global game. Plus, we look ahead to the weekend's biggest fixtures, including a pivotal Chelsea vs Spurs matchup on Sunday.

  • Gab & Juls: Reflecting on a True Legend

    Nov 26 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens reflect on the life and career of one of the greatest footballers of all time; Diego Maradona. The guys also discuss Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory away at Inter Milan and ask whether there’s anything to read from the performances Antonio Conte has gotten out of Christian Eriksen compared to those Mauricio Pochettino managed when the pair were together at Tottenham.

  • Serie Awesome: Can AC Milan cope without Zlatan?

    Nov 26 2020

    Kay Murray is joined by Janusz Michallik, Matteo Bonetti, Mina Rzouki and Nicky Bandini to ask what impact Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury will have on AC Milan. The guys also criticise the ‘fire and fury’ of Antonio Conte, ask if Bernadeschi has done enough to impress at Juventus and take time out to remember the icon that was Diego Maradona. 

  • Remembering Diego Maradona

    Nov 26 2020

    The FC crew are joined by Ricardo Ortiz to discuss the legacy he leaves on Argentina. Plus, Jürgen Klinsmann reflects on playing against the icon in Italy and his impact on the city of Naples. Finally, a look back on how the rest of the world will remember his most memorable moments.

  • Real Madrid Cruise Past Inter

    Nov 26 2020

    The FC crew discuss the life, career and legacy of Diego Maradona. Plus, the guys discuss Real Madrid victory over Inter Milan, Atalanta's surprising upset of Liverpool at Anfield and Manchester City's win against Olympiacos.

  • PSG Stay Alive in UCL

    Nov 24 2020

    The FC crew discuss PSG's expectations after a less than stellar win vs RB Leipzig, Alvaro Morata's impact on Juventus and a new-look Barcelona side cruising to a win. Plus, Chelsea advance after a late winner and Erling Haaland can't stop scoring goals in the Champions League.

  • Caught Offside: EPL title race and MLS madness

    Nov 24 2020

    On this week's pod, we discuss Mourinho getting it right vs Man City, NYCFC getting it wrong vs Orlando City and Liverpool showing no signs of slowing down vs Leicester City. Plus, the worst penalties we've ever seen, Pep's contract extension and more.

  • Barcelona Emergency!

    Nov 24 2020

    The FC crew discuss the latest happenings surrounding Barcelona and ask the question of whether the side is good enough to finish top four in La Liga this season. Plus, Manchester City continue their downfall while Jurgen Klopp calls out the congestion of the football calendar.

  • Gab and Juls: Koeman to Blame for Barcelona's Problems?

    Nov 23 2020

    Alex Kirkland joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to discuss Barcelona's 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid and ask why Frenkie de Jong might replace Gerard Pique after his injury. Plus, they praise Tottenham after their 2-0 victory against Manchester City and discuss just how important Zlatan is to AC Milan.

  • Tottenham in the Title Race?

    Nov 23 2020

    The FC crew discuss Liverpool's impressive win over Leicester City, Arsenal's offensive woes, and Tottenham's title chances. Plus, the Serie A title race heats up as Zlatan leads AC Milan past Napoli. Plus, how will Barcelona handle the absences of Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto?

  • Spurs' Statement Win

    Nov 22 2020

    The FC crew discuss Tottenham's decisive win and diagnose some of the issues plaguing Manchester City. Plus, Atletico Madrid earned a deserved three points as they defeated Barcelona while Real Madrid dropped points against Villarreal. Erling Haaland starred for Dortmund with a 4-goal performance and Bayern Munich stumble against Hertha Berlin.

  • Must Win for Man City?

    Nov 20 2020

    The FC crew discuss who's under the most pressure to get all three points as Man City travel to Tottenham and Liverpool host Leicester City. Plus, they explain why PSG shouldn't worry after blowing a 2-goal lead to Monaco and the impact of the Antoine Griezmann-Lionel Messi controversy will have on Barcelona.

  • Can Atleti End Barcelona Curse?

    Nov 19 2020

    Julien Laurens and Alejandro Moreno discuss Atletico Madrid's chances against Barcelona and what Pep Guardiola's contract extension at Manchester City means for Lionel Messi's future. Shaka Hislop and Don Hutchison explain how Leicester City and Tottenham can upset Liverpool and Manchester City this weekend. And Herculez Gomez preview's Friday's MLS Cup playoff matches. Plus, Ada Hegerberg talks about the inequalities facing women's soccer.

  • Gab and Juls: End of the Line for Jogi Low?

    Nov 19 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Derek Rae to discuss Spain's 6-0 hammering of Germany and ask whether it's time for Germany to find a new manager. The guys also discuss whether Youssoufa Moukoko is the real deal ahead of his senior debut for Borussia Dortmund and take time to praise Italy's qualification to the final four of the Nations League.

  • Are Belgium the Best in the World?

    Nov 19 2020

    The FC crew discuss Belgium's 4-2 win over Denmark to advance to the Nations League finals, but are hesitant to declare Belgium best in the world. Plus, Ale Moreno analyzes Brazil's continued success in World Cup Qualification and where Brazil stack up among the world's elite. Also, Ian Darke and Stewart Robson look back on Germany's historic defeat.

  • Serie Awesome: Way-Too-Early Predictions

    Nov 18 2020

    Kay Murray is joined by Mina Rzouki, Nicky Bandini and Matteo Bonetti to predict who they think will finish in the top four in Serie A, and also preview the big match at the top of the table between Milan and Napoli. Plus, a debate on who makes Juventus' best XI.

  • Spain Thrash Germany

    Nov 18 2020

    Jurgen Klinsmann joins the FC crew to discuss Germany's 6-0 defeat against Spain and where the German national team should turn to improve before next summer's tournament. Plus, Frank Leboeuf explains why France continue to be the best team in Europe and the boys weigh in on Tottenham's Premier League title chances.

  • Caught Offside: First impressions of the new look USMNT

    Nov 17 2020

    On this week's pod, the boys take a look at the last two friendlies for the US Men and discuss who impressed and what questions still remain. Plus, we discuss a big EPL weekend, JJ's love of Mitre soccer balls, Marcus Rashford and more.

  • Goals Galore For USMNT

    Nov 16 2020

    The FC crew react to the United States 6-2 win over Panama and how the lopsided score doesn't tell the full story. Plus, the stage is set for a big match between Spain and Germany in the Nations League, and how the Spanish captain's club future also may be in doubt. And with the international break coming to an end, how will Liverpool cope with their recent injury woes.

  • Gab and Juls: Is Ramos’ Reliability Waning?

    Nov 16 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Sid Lowe to discuss Sergio Ramos’ double penalty miss in Spain’s 1-1 draw against Switzerland and ask if his consistency is now on the decline. The guys also talk about Paul Pogba’s comments following France’s 1-0 victory over Portugal and ask if the reaction has been justified. All that plus much more on The Gab & Juls Show.

  • Why Are England EURO Favorites?

    Nov 15 2020

    The FC crew recap another sub-par England performance, this time against Belgium, and question why they are still considered favorites for EURO 2020. Plus, Paul Pogba's latest controversial comments related to his role at Manchester United, and a former Barcelona director reveals just how close the club were to signing Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.

  • Ramos' Penalty Woes

    Nov 15 2020

    The FC crew praise France for their 1-0 win over Portugal, but wonder who will be the consistent starters as the team tries to find a consistent form. Plus, Spain could only manage a 1-1 draw with Switzerland thanks to two missed penalties from their captain, Sergio Ramos. And a recap of a busy day in CONMEBOL that saw Uruguay rebound and Brazil continue to get results.

  • Liverpool Lose Another Star

    Nov 13 2020

    The FC crew discuss the latest news of Mohamed Salah testing positive for the coronavirus and assess its impact on an already depleted Liverpool squad. Plus, a discussion on whether the International break should even be going on given the global circumstances, and some of our resident Scots give their takes on the Scottish national team celebrating qualifying for EURO 2020.

  • Caught Offside: USMNT reaction pod

    Nov 13 2020

    285 days ago, we recorded a USMNT reaction podcast... 285 DAYS AGO. But, now the US Men are back and so are we to share our thoughts on all aspects of this one including McKennie's confidence, Lletget's role, Musah's tenacity and much much more.

  • USMNT Finally Return

    Nov 13 2020

    The FC crew react to Scotland's dramatic victory over Serbia to qualify for the Euro's next summer. Plus the United States take the field for the first time in nine months as a young squad took on Wales. Plus, England cruise against Ireland and what will Liverpool do without Joe Gomez.

  • Gab and Juls: Football's Fixture Fiasco

    Nov 12 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss the ongoing impact of this season's fixture list on European clubs. The guys also discuss France's shock 2-0 defeat against Finland, the latest drama at Lazio and criticise former FA Chairman Greg Clarke.

  • Liverpool's Injury Crisis

    Nov 12 2020

    The FC crew discuss another setback for Liverpool's title chances as Joe Gomez suffers a knee injury in England training. France fail to score a goal for their second-straight home match as they fall to Finland in a friendly. Plus, can the United States win the World Cup in 2026? And who's the greatest U.S. Men's National Team player ever?

  • Serie Awesome: The Return of Cesare Prandelli

    Nov 11 2020

    Kay Murray, Matteo Bonetti, Mina Rzouki and Nicky Bandini discuss Lazio's last gasp equalizer against Juventus, the return of Cesare Prandelli at Fiorentina and Zlatan Ibrahimovic's latest heroics. Plus, is Antonio Conte out of order criticizing his players?

  • Messi's Regime of Fear?

    Nov 10 2020

    The FC crew discuss Antoine Griezmann's former agent's saying Lionel Messi runs a "regime of fear" at Barcelona. Plus, the guys break down Paul Pogba's situation at Manchester United, the controversy surrounding the handball law and if Spurs have improved under Jose Mourinho since they sacked Mauricio Pochettino.

  • Caught Offside: Rinse-Repeat at United

    Nov 10 2020

    The boys discuss Man United's Pogba dilemma, look into the frustration at Real Madrid and honor the Philadelphia Union. Plus, with Leicester and Spurs atop the table, could a familiar title race be reemerging?

  • Should Five Subs Return to Premier League?

    Nov 10 2020

    The FC crew discuss whether the Premier League should return to allowing five substitutions per match, how much pressure is Zinedine Zidane facing at Real Madrid, and can Barcelona and Bayern Munich cope without Ansu Fati and Joshua Kimmich. Plus, they look forward to the MLS Cup playoffs.

  • Gab and Juls: Dortmund’s Psychological Problem

    Nov 09 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Jan Aage Fjortoft to discuss Bayern Munich’s 3-2 victory over Borussia Dortmund and ponder if Dortmund can keep their young and ambitious squad without winning trophies. The guys also react to Manchester City’s 1-1 draw against Liverpool and ask which of the two sides ended up in a stronger position following the stalemate. Plus, much more from a wild weekend in the world of football.

  • Tired Title Challengers

    Nov 09 2020

    The FC crew discuss why Liverpool and Manchester City didn't deliver the fireworks most fans were expecting and if the Premier League should allow teams to make five substitutions. Are Leicester City and Tottenham Premier League title contenders? What are Arsenal's expectations? And what's wrong with Juventus and Real Madrid as both teams struggle to find their form.

  • Bayern Cement Bundesliga Superiority

    Nov 07 2020

    The FC crew react to an entertaining Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich match-up, which saw the sage experience of Bayern top the youthful exuberance of Dortmund, and assess what the outcome means for the Bundesliga title race. Plus, Manchester United save Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from the hot seat once more as Frank Lampard and Chelsea continue to solidify their squad.

  • Battle of the Bundesliga

    Nov 07 2020

    The FC crew preview Der Klassiker and wonder if Dortmund have enough to push Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. Plus, an important bounce back opportunity for Solskjaer and Man United when they face Everton. Also, can Manchester City reclaim their spot among the Premier League's best when they host Liverpool?

  • Who's to Blame at Man United?

    Nov 06 2020

    The FC crew discuss who's at fault for Manchester United's recent struggles and if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future with the club is in jeopardy. Is Thomas Tuchel on the hot seat at PSG? Can Borussia Dortmund upset Bayern Munich in Der Klassier? And how far have AC Milan fallen in Shaka's Power Rankings this week?

  • Gab and Juls: Real Madrid's UCL Relief

    Nov 05 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss why Real Madrid should feel more relieved than pleased with their tight UCL victory over Inter. Plus, Juls shares his thoughts on Paris Saint-Germain's 2-1 defeat against RB Leipzig, while the guys lament Manchester United's shocking defensive tactics. All that and much more on the Gab and Juls Show podcast.

  • Solskjaer on the Hot Seat?

    Nov 05 2020

    The FC crew discuss Manchester United's loss to Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League and what it means for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future with the club. Barcelona made hard work of their win against Dynamo Kiev and Alvaro Morata shines for Juventus. Plus, Chelsea's attack gets all the attention but their defense put up another clean sheet.

  • Serie Awesome: What's Wrong with Paulo Dybala?

    Nov 04 2020

    Kay Murray, Stewart Robson, Matteo Bonetti, Nicky Bandini and Mina Rzouki ask whether Cristiano Ronaldo has returned at just the right time for Juventus with Paulo Dybala and the team struggling to find a rhythm. Plus, they discuss AC Milan’s momentum, Antonio Conte’s future with Inter and take a moment to praise Sassuolo.

  • Should Jota Start Over Firmino?

    Nov 04 2020

    The FC crew discuss Real Madrid's UCL win over a struggling Inter Milan side and Borussia M'gladbach's thrashing of Shakhtar. Plus, Diego Jota's hat trick lifts Liverpool to a dominant win over Atalanta. Meanwhile, PSG find Kylian Mbappe and others to be unavailable for their midweek clash with RB Leipzig.

  • Caught Offside: USMNT squad, EPL and more

    Nov 03 2020

    The squad has been announced for America's upcoming friendly with Wales and there are some names that we're very happy to see. Plus, best signings thus far in the EPL, a possible return to Barca for a coaching legend and football without fans.

  • Who's to Blame: Pogba or Solskjaer?

    Nov 03 2020

    The FC crew discuss Leicester City's victory over Leeds United and argue if the Foxes can compete for the Premier League title. Plus, the guys break down Manchester United's Paul Pogba issue and preview tomorrow's UCL clash between Real Madrid and Inter Milan.

  • Gab and Juls: What Can Ronaldo Learn from Zlatan?

    Nov 02 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss Arsenal's 1-0 victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford and analyze the tactical approach that ensured Arsenal ending it's longtime away losing streak at Big-Six clubs. The guys also take a moment to appreciate AC Milan's unbeaten run and praise the impact Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had on their title challenge this season. Plus, Eden Hazard's standout performance could be the spark Real Madrid need to reignite their best form.

  • Arsenal Finally Win at Old Trafford

    Nov 02 2020

    The FC crew discuss Arsenal's victory over Manchester United and question why United have been so poor at Old Trafford. Plus, the guys discuss Gareth Bale's late winner for Tottenham, argue if the North London club are title contenders and recap Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sunday performances.

  • Liverpool Leap To Top Spot

    Nov 01 2020

    The FC recap a busy day of football from around the European continent, including Liverpool's late winner that takes them to the top of the Premier League while Chelsea find defensive stability with 5th clean sheet in a row. Plus, Messi and Barcelona look out of sorts once more, and Eden Hazard comes through in an impressive way for Real Madrid. Also, Bayern and Dortmund fine tune their squads ahead of Der Klassiker.

  • Barcelona's Wild Week

    Oct 31 2020

    The FC crew react to Wolves' Premier League win and wonder if they're legitimate title contenders this year. Plus, Sid Lowe recaps the highs and lows of Barcelona's week that saw the President resign and a UCL victory. Also, the boys provide some colorful Birthday messages to Diego Maradona as he turns 60.

  • Spurs Stumble At Antwerp

    Oct 30 2020

    The FC crew discuss Tottenham's terrible performance at Antwerp, and react to Jose Mourinho's harsh criticism after the match. Plus, a look back at everything that went wrong for Juventus as the panel wonder if Andrea Pirlo is in trouble. And Shaka reveals his always entertaining power rankings.

  • Gab and Juls: Man United's Best Performance Under Solskjaer?

    Oct 29 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens look back at Barcelona's 2-0 win at Juventus and discuss Josep Bartomeu's legacy after resigning as Barcelona president. Plus, Mark Ogden joins the guys to debate if Manchester United's 5-0 win over RB Leipzig was their best performance under Solskjaer and suggests that the real winner was Julian Nagelsmann's jacket.

  • Messi Downs Ronaldo-less Juventus

    Oct 29 2020

    The FC crew discuss Barcelona's impressive performance over Juventus in their first game post-Bartomeu. Plus, Rashford scores a hat trick in Manchester United's 5-0 win over RB Leipzig, but how much credit should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer get?

  • Serie Awesome: Donnarumma's Importance to AC Milan

    Oct 28 2020

    Kay Murray, Matteo Bonetti, Nicky Bandini and Mina Rzouki look back at AC Milan’s 3-3 draw against Roma, argue whether Federico Bernardeschi deserves to have a future at Juventus and take a moment to admire the Insigne brothers. 

  • Bartomeu and Board Bounce Out of Barca

    Oct 28 2020

    The FC crew analyze all the action from Tuesday's Champions League group stage matches, including a late comeback for Real Madrid, another dull Inter performance and another crucial injury for Liverpool. Plus, Gab and Juls cover all the implications of Josep Bartomeu and the rest of the Barcelona board's immediate resignation, and discuss what it means for Messi and the club going forward.

  • Messi's Disappearing Act

    Oct 27 2020

    The FC crew discuss AC Milan's 3-3 draw with Roma and question if the club can continue to rely on 39 year old Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Plus, the guys break down Tottenham's late victory over Burnley, Lionel Messi's poor 2nd half performance against Real Madrid and preview Wednesday's clash between Juventus and Barcelona.

  • Gab and Juls: Does Koeman deserve any credit after Clasico defeat?

    Oct 26 2020

    Gab Marcotti, Julien Laurens and Sid Lowe discuss Real Madrid’s victory in El Clasico and ask if Barcelona can take away any positives from the defeat. Manchester United settled for a scoreless draw against Chelsea but why aren't Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek not starting? And are Manchester City and Arsenal's struggles down to the manager or the players?

  • Caught Offside: Statement Games

    Oct 26 2020

    On this week's pod, the boys take a look at some "statement games" from over the weekend and wonder what sort of statement was actually made (ie: El Clasico, Man City, the Union and more). Plus, why did 30 year old footballers in the 1980's look like they were 77 years old???

  • Juventus Continue to Stumble

    Oct 26 2020

    The FC crew discuss another draw in Serie A as they stumble at home to Hellas Verona, Jamie Vardy's impressive cameo in Leicester City's win over Arsenal and Everton's first loss of the Premier League season. Plus, VAR controversy highlights big matches over the weekend.

  • Barcelona Fall Flat in El Clásico

    Oct 25 2020

    The FC crew discuss Real Madrid's 3-1 victory over Barcelona in the first El Clásico of the season and question as to why Barca were so poor in the 2nd half. Plus, the guys discuss Manchester United's 0-0 draw against Chelsea, Manchester City's continued struggles and the brilliance of Erling Haaland in Dortmund's win over Schalke.

  • Will El Clásico Deliver Fireworks?

    Oct 23 2020

    The FC crew discuss Leeds United's superb performance in a 3-0 win over Aston Villa and preview Saturday's clash between Man United and Chelsea. Plus, Sid Lowe and Gab Marcotti preview the greatest game in world football and wonder who has more at stake between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

  • Is Paul Pogba The Problem?

    Oct 23 2020

    The FC crew discuss Manchester United's up and down season following their win over PSG and how they will play against Chelsea at the weekend. Plus, fallout from Real Madrid's poor Champions League showing as they head into a clash with Barcelona. Meanwhile, Arsenal, Tottenham and AC Milan all impress in the Europa League. Plus, Shaka's power rankings!

  • Gab and Juls: UCL Shock-tar for Real Madrid

    Oct 22 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Alex Kirkland to discuss how Real Madrid lost to Shakhtar Donetsk and ask whether the window of opportunity is closing for Zinedine Zidane. The guys also break down the proposed European Super League and ask why Mesut Ozil's been left out of Arsenal's 25 man squad.

  • Shakhtar shock Real Madrid

    Oct 22 2020

    The FC crew react to Real Madrid's stunning defeat to Shakhtar and if they can bounce back this weekend against Barcelona. Plus, Liverpool hold on to secure a win over Ajax in their first match without star defender Virgil Van Dijk. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich continue to demonstrate why they are currently the best club in European football.

  • Serie Awesome: How Zlatan's memes inspire Zlatan

    Oct 21 2020

    Kay Murray is joined by Matteo Bonetti, Mina Rzouki, Nicky Bandini and Janusz Michallik to look back at an inspired performance from AC Milan after their 2-1 victory over Inter. The guys also discuss Napoli’s 4-1 victory over Atalanta and ask whether it’s still too early to judge Andrea Pirlo.

  • Champions League Returns

    Oct 20 2020

    The FC crew discuss Manchester United's impressive victory in Paris, if there is anything positive to take away from Chelsea's scoreless draw at home to Sevilla, and the evolution of Lionel Messi's role in Barcelona's win. Plus, Juventus and Lazio both right the ship in Europe after a shaky start to their domestic campaigns.

  • Caught Offside: Wild EPL weekend and UCL preview

    Oct 20 2020

    The boys discuss the importance of Virgil Van Dijk's injury and the stunning draw between Spurs and West Ham. Plus, did Andrew and JJ just have a VAR breakthrough moment? And why American fans should be pumped for the UCL.

  • An Unexpected Premier League Title Race

    Oct 20 2020

    The FC crew discuss how Virgil van Dijk's injury impacts the Premier League title race and if Jordan Pickford should be retroactively punished for his challenge on the Liverpool defender. Plus, the Champions League is back! They take a look at the first round of matches -- including PSG-Manchester United and Bayern Munich-Atletico Madrid.

  • Gab and Juls: Punishment for Pickford?

    Oct 19 2020

    Gab Marcotti, Julien Laurens and Don Hutchison discuss a controversial Merseyside Derby with Juls explaining why he believes Jordan Pickford should be punished for Virgil van Dijk's ACL injury. Plus, Zlatan Ibrahimovic leads AC Milan to a derby victory and Pep Guardiola outduels Mikel Arteta as Manchester City get back to winning ways.

  • Life without Van Dijk

    Oct 18 2020

    The FC crew discuss Liverpool's Premier League title chances after confirmation that Virgil van Dijk will undergo ACL surgery. Plus, Tottenham squander a 3-goal lead at home to West Ham. Finally, should Andrea Pirlo be in the hot seat after a slow start at Juventus?

  • Bonkers Day Across Europe

    Oct 18 2020

    The FC crew react to a wild day throughout European football which saw Liverpool lose Virgil Van Dijk to injury before eventually drawing with Everton. Plus, Chelsea's defensive woes continued to surface in draw with Southampton. In Italy Zlatan Ibrahimovic dazzled in the Milan Derby while Juventus drop points to Crotone. And in Spain both Barcelona and Real Madrid turn in uninspired performances.

  • Everton's Liverpool Litmus Test

    Oct 16 2020

    The FC crew preview tomorrow's Merseyside derby and question if Everton can defeat Liverpool for the first time in a decade. Plus, the guys recap PSG's 4-0 victory over Nimes, argue where Ronald Koeman should play Antoine Griezmann and discuss if Manchester United can get back on track against Newcastle United.

  • Harry Situation At Man United

    Oct 15 2020

    The FC crew dive into Harry Maguire's poor form and what Manchester United should do going forward. Plus, Bruno Fernandes refutes any claims he and his manager have a rift at Old Trafford. And the boys provide an early preview of some weekend matches including both the Milan and Merseyside Derbies.

  • Gab and Juls: 'Project Big Picture' a Big Mistake?

    Oct 15 2020

    Mark Ogden joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to discuss Project Big Picture and ask whether any of the more popular plans could be adopted by the Premier League. Plus, what impact does Cristiano Ronaldo’s positive COVID-19 test have and should matches be postponed?

  • Mixed Performances for Man United Stars

    Oct 15 2020

    The FC crew discuss mixed performances from Manchester United's stars as Harry Maguire sees red in England's loss to Denmark while Paul Pogba shines in France's win over Croatia. In CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying, Neymar passes Ronaldo on Brazil's all-time scoring list and Argentina survive a scare in Bolivia. Plus, Juventus are awarded a 3-0 win for their unplayed game against Napoli and Premier League clubs reject "Project Big Picture".

  • Serie Awesome: Can Juventus cope without Cristiano Ronaldo?

    Oct 14 2020

    Kay Murray, Matteo Bonetti, Nicky Bandini and Mina Rzouki discuss Cristiano Ronaldo and Weston McKennie’s positive COVID-19 tests and the impact that will have on Juventus' Champions League games against Dynamo Kiev and Barcelona. They also ask whether Sergio Ramos could join Juventus in the future and preview the Milan Derby.

  • Germany's Struggles Continue

    Oct 14 2020

    The FC crew discuss Germany's 3-3 draw with Switzerland and question if Joachim Low should still be in charge of Die Mannschaft. Plus, the guys react to Spain's historic loss to Ukraine, Cristiano Ronaldo testing positive for coronavirus and Real Madrid's pursuit of Erling Haaland.

  • Caught Offside: International Break Wheel of Football

    Oct 13 2020

    On this week's pod, the boys break out a new and (less) improved wheel for Wheel of Football - Project "Big Picture," the US Men, Merseyside Derby and more. Plus, a Lasso review and Jeff Carlisle talking MLS.

  • How Legit is Project Big Picture?

    Oct 12 2020

    The FC crew assess what the impact of Project Big Picture could be if some form of it were to be implemented in the near future. Plus, what teams deserve to be EURO favorites over England? And some of the guys revisit their pre-season Premier League predictions to see what they got right versus what they missed.

  • Gab and Juls: Do France Need a Refresh?

    Oct 12 2020

    Stewart Robson joins Julien Laurens to explain why it was a poor England performance despite winning 2-1 against Belgium. Plus, World Cup winner Frank LeBoeuf argues that Didier Deschamps should consider dropping some big name players to make way for the next generation.

  • Are England EURO Favorites?

    Oct 12 2020

    The FC crew discuss the latest round of the Nations League match-ups which included some of the heavy-weights squaring off and a solid performance from the Three Lions. Plus, analysis on Project Big Picture and how it might impact the future of the Premier League.

  • Germany Get Back On Track

    Oct 11 2020

    The FC crew break down Germany and Spain's victories in the Nations League. Plus, Neymar and company dazzle as Brazil defeats Bolivia in World Cup Qualifiers. And Frank Leboeuf weighs in on Pogba's comments about playing for Real Madrid one day.

  • Is Pogba Overrated?

    Oct 09 2020

    The FC crew react to Argentina and Uruguay's Conmebol wins and dive into Luis Suarez's abrupt exit from Barcelona. Plus, Mark Ogden joins to discuss where Paul Pogba fits at Manchester United and what transfers tip the scales across the Premier League. Also, Shaka reveals his newest power rankings.

  • Scotland and Serbia Move On

    Oct 09 2020

    The FC crew discuss Scotland and Serbia's triumphs in EURO qualifying and preview the final round match-up between the nations. Plus, the guys review England's victory over Wales, Paul Pogba's comments about a potential move to Real Madrid and revise their Premier League season predictions.

  • Gab and Juls: Transfer Window Special

    Oct 08 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss which clubs from across Europe did good or bad business in the transfer window. Why did Arsenal wait so late to sign Thomas Partey? Should Real Madrid have made any signings? Did Tottenham have the best transfer window in the Premier League? And why did Bayern Munich bring in four players in the final two days of the transfer window?

  • France on Full Display

    Oct 07 2020

    The FC crew recap a day full of International friendlies, including France putting their star talents on full display. Plus, Craig Burley weighs in on Manchester United's poor start to the season and Jose Mourinho's performance in turning Spurs around. And Sid Lowe gives the latest news out of Barcelona.

  • Serie Awesome: Why Napoli Didn’t Play Against Juventus

    Oct 07 2020

    Kay Murray is joined by Matteo Bonetti, Gab Marcotti, Mina Rzouki and Nicky Bandini to discuss why Napoli didn’t travel to Turin for their match against Juventus. The team also ask whether Atalanta are a viable challenge to Juventus’ Serie A dominance this season and give an early preview of the upcoming Milan Derby that promises to be one of the most evenly matched in recent memory.

  • Winners and Losers of EPL Transfer Window

    Oct 06 2020

    The FC crew dissect the winners and losers of the summer transfer window in the Premier League and gauge which signings will positively or negatively impact their new clubs. Plus, the European Championship and CONMEBOL FIFA World Cup qualifiers are previewed and Gab Marcotti breaks down a successful transfer window for Juventus.

  • Caught Offside: Surreal Sunday

    Oct 06 2020

    Wait, Liverpool lost by what scoreline?? Hold on, United conceded 6 at home?? We look back on an eye-popping weekend in the EPL plus, a recap of the transfer window, a big mailbag and more.

  • Transfer Deadline Day Bonanza

    Oct 06 2020

    The FC crew recap a busy transfer deadline day which saw Manchester United, Arsenal, Ateltico Madrid and Juventus make late bids for their newest stars. Plus, was Liverpool's loss a fluke or a sign of things to come? And, an epic conversation of whether the main issue at Manchester United is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or the board.

  • Gab and Juls: Awful Man United or Excellent Spurs?

    Oct 05 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss who's at fault for Manchester United's shocking 6-1 defeat at home to Tottenham and how Spurs were able to pull it off. Plus, Sid Lowe joins the guys to assess Barcelona's 1-1 draw against Sevilla. And finally, is it time for Liverpool fans to worry after their 7-2 loss at Aston Villa?

  • Humiliation for Liverpool & Man United

    Oct 05 2020

    The FC crew look back at a historic day where Liverpool & Manchester United concede a combined 13 goals. Is there cause for concern for Liverpool? Is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer officially on the hot seat at Old Trafford? Plus, Juventus will likely be awarded a 3-0 win against Napoli after the visitors failed to show up for the game and Robert Lewandowski scores all of his club's goals in Bayern Munich's dramatic 4-3 win over Hertha Berlin.

  • Man City Already Out of Title Race?

    Oct 03 2020

    The FC crew discuss Manchester City losing more points at the beginning of this year's campaign, this time to a well-drilled Leeds side. Have City already blown their chance to win the Premier League? Also, Erling Haaland and Gio Reyna run rampant for Dortmund. Plus, Chelsea trounce Crystal Palace thanks to their defense, but the Blues still have front-line issues. And Manchester United close in on Edinson Cavani as their newest transfer target.

  • Manchester United's Transfer Scramble

    Oct 03 2020

    The FC crew discuss Manchester United's transfer approach as the transfer window moves closer. Plus the guys preview this weekend's Premier League matches, recap PSG's dominant victory over Angers and argue if Barcelona have begun to turn a corner under Ronald Koeman.

  • Messi vs Ronaldo Highlights UCL Draw

    Oct 02 2020

    The FC crew discuss Barcelona's 3-0 over Celta Vigo and wonder what is the best position for Antoine Griezmann. Plus, the guys react to the Champions League draw including the impending showdown between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Arsenal's Carabao Cup victory over Liverpool in penalties and Sergino Dest's completed move to Barcelona.

  • Gab and Juls: Understanding Man United's Transfer Strategy

    Oct 01 2020

    Mark Ogden joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to discuss Manchester United’s transfer strategy with the window shutting in four days and ask if they should sign Edinson Cavani. Plus, did Borussia Dortmund miss a big opportunity to knock out Bayern Munich in the German Supercup?

  • Bayern Bounce Back in Supercup

    Oct 01 2020

    The FC crew react to Bayern Munich's late victory over Borussia Dortmund in an entertaining German Supercup which saw Dortmund's youngsters miss some key opportunities. Plus, the Premier League elite flex their muscles in the Carabao Cup, and Real Madrid win despite yet another dull performance.

  • Serie Awesome: Are Inter Milan Their Own Worst Enemy?

    Sep 30 2020

    Kay Murray is joined by Matteo Bonetti, Mina Rzouki, Stewart Robson & Nicky Bandini to discuss Inter Milan's Pazza style and Juventus' lucky 2-2 draw against Roma. Plus, they argue about whether Victor Osimhen is living up to the hype, and the price tag. 

  • Spurs Dump Chelsea Out of Carabao Cup

    Sep 29 2020

    The FC crew react to a spirited Spurs second half performance which helped them see off Chelsea in the Carabao Cup Round of 16. Plus, more controversy surrounding the Premier League and the handball law, Manchester City find their newest defenseman and a memorable La Liga weekend is recapped.

  • Caught Offside: Jumping to Conclusions

    Sep 29 2020

    We're 3 weeks into the Premier League season which means it's time to "jump to conclusions" - whose expectations need lowering? Is Everton top 4 material? Has the handball rule ruined the game? All that and more.

  • Liverpool Look the Part

    Sep 28 2020

    The FC crew discuss Liverpool's latest dominating performance against Arsenal, spurred by a solid, yet controversial, Sadio Mane performance. Plus, Pep Guardiola gets another center-back in the transfer market, but will Ruben Dias finally be the answer Pep's been looking for? And the second weekend of the Bundesliga is recapped.

  • Gab and Juls: What just happened?!

    Sep 28 2020

    Jan Aage Fjortoft joins Gab Marcotti & Julien Laurens to try to understand how both Manchester City and Bayern Munich lost comprehensively this weekend. Plus, the guys discuss the VAR handball debate, Juventus’ 2-2 draw against Roma & Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 defeat to Augsburg. 

  • No Pep in City's Step

    Sep 27 2020

    The FC crew discuss Manchester City's embarrassing loss to Leicester City and how Pep Guardiola can fix their defensive problems. Bayern Munich lose for the first time since December but is there cause for concern? And, is the honeymoon over for Andrea Pirlo at Juventus? Plus, Luis Suarez shines in his Atletico Madrid debut and Barcelona stroll to their first victory under Ronald Koeman.

  • Manchester United's Great Escape

    Sep 27 2020

    The FC crew discuss controversial come-from-behind wins for Manchester United and Real Madrid, criticize Chelsea's horrendous first half before snatching a 3-3 draw at Brighton, and explain Antonio Conte's tactics during Inter Milan's late win over Fiorentina. Plus, a young Borussia Dortmund squad fall to Augsburg.

  • Messi Blasts Barcelona

    Sep 25 2020

    The FC crew discuss Lionel Messi's displeasure with how Barcelona handled Luis Suarez's exit from the club. Plus, the guys preview Manchester United's match against Brighton, Chelsea's trip to West Brom and a big match in Italy between Roma and Juventus.

  • Bayern Wins Another Trophy

    Sep 25 2020

    The FC crew break down Bayern Munich's 2-1 victory over Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup and question if anyone can stop the Bavarians this season. Plus, the guys discuss which defender Manchester City is looking to bring in this transfer window, Edouard Mendy's official move to Chelsea and where Antonio Rudiger might end up this season.

  • Gab and Juls: Is Luis Suarez a Good Fit for Atletico Madrid?

    Sep 24 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Sid Lowe from Barcelona to discuss what kind of impact Luis Suarez will have at Atletico Madrid this season. Plus, are Manchester City favorites to win the Premier League and why did Patrice Evra criticize Manchester United?

  • Havertz Has His Day

    Sep 23 2020

    The FC crew react to Kai Havertz spearheading Chelsea's 6-0 demolition over Barnsley with his first goal, and hat-trick, for his new club. Plus, Jordan Pickford's days as England's first-choice keeper might be numbered, Arsenal get the job done once more with a hard fought victory over Leicester, and Gab Marcotti questions whether Bayern Munich have the depth to complete the treble this season.

  • Serie Awesome: How Pirlo Made Juventus Fun to Watch

    Sep 23 2020

    Kay Murray is joined by Matteo Bonetti, Gab Marcotti, Nicky Bandini and Mina Rzouki to discuss the biggest stories from Serie A. This week, Nicky Bandini talks about Juventus' new dawn under Andrea Pirlo, Gab Marcotti criticises Roma's Diawara penalty and MIna Rzouki explains why Antonio Conte is smiling again (for now).

  • Solskjaer Looks for Excuses

    Sep 22 2020

    The FC crew discuss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's comments that it will take Manchester United several games to get up to speed and question why he didn't play more of his starters in their Carabao Cup victory. Plus, Luis Suarez is heading to Atletico Madrid after controversy enveloped a possible move to Juventus.

  • Caught Offside: EPL recap and USMNT status update

    Sep 22 2020

    The boys discuss Thiago's arrival at Liverpool and Bale's return to Spurs. Plus, is too much emphasis placed on Manchester United's transfer activity and not enough on who's already there?

  • Man City Hold Off Wolves

    Sep 21 2020

    The FC crew break down Manchester City's victory over Wolves and question if their defense can hold up throughout the season. Plus, the guys discuss AC Milan and Juventus' convincing wins, Real Madrid's lackluster draw and Luis Suarez's potential move to Atletico Madrid

  • Gab and Juls: Are Chelsea Rushing Timo Werner & Kai Havertz?

    Sep 21 2020

    Mark Ogden joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to discuss Thiago's debut and Frank Lampard's Timo Werner-Kai Havertz conundrum after Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea. Plus, they react to Andrea Pirlo’s managerial debut at Juventus and ask whether Manchester United deserve any sympathy. 

  • Chelsea Implode Against Liverpool

    Sep 20 2020

    The FC crew discuss Chelsea's subpar performance against a Liverpool that was littered with mistakes from their back-line and their goalkeeper. Plus, Heung-min Son leads Spurs with a mega 4 goal performance against Southampton, and Juventus and Real Madrid start their campaigns with varying results.

  • Manchester United Stumble Out of the Gate

    Sep 20 2020

    The FC crew discuss Manchester United's defeat to Crystal Palace and question why the Red Devils haven't looked for a new defender in the transfer market. Plus, Borussia Dortmund open their season with a convincing victory over Borussia Mochengladbach, Arsenal squeak past West Ham and Everton dominate West Brom.

  • Bayern Score Eight Once Again

    Sep 18 2020

    The FC crew break down Bayern Munich's 8-0 thrashing of Schalke and question if anyone will be able to challenge the club in the Bundesliga this season. Plus, the guys break down Gareth Bale's return to Tottenham and discuss if the winger's arrival will propel Spurs into the Top 4.

  • Thiago-ing to Liverpool!

    Sep 17 2020

    The FC crew discuss where Thiago fits in Liverpool's squad as he nears a move to Merseyside, who can dethrone Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, and how much Tottenham need Gareth Bale.

  • Gab and Juls: How will Thiago fit at Liverpool?

    Sep 17 2020

    Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Derek Rae to look ahead to the new Bundesliga season and discuss the role Thiago Alcantara could play for Liverpool after a fee was agreed for the 29-year-old midfielder. They also preview the upcoming Serie A season and ask why Gareth Bale is heading back to North London. 

  • Can Bale Deliver for Mourinho?

    Sep 17 2020

    The FC crew discuss Gareth Bale's potential impact at Tottenham as he nears a return to his former club and Ronald Koeman's lifeline for Luis Suarez at Barcelona. Plus, Neymar receives a two-match ban after the PSG-Marseille incidents, but Angel Di Maria's punishment is still to be decided.

  • Serie Awesome: Now or Never for Conte?

    Sep 16 2020

    Kay Murray is joined by Matteo Bonetti, Mina Rzouki and Nicky Bandini to preview the new Serie A season with Andrea Pirlo ready for his first ever season as manager and the pressure rising on Antonio Conte to bring the Scudetto to the San Siro.

  • Aubameyang Signs New Deal with Arsenal

    Sep 15 2020

    The FC crew discuss how important Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang is to Arsenal after the forward signed a new deal with the club. Plus, the guys discuss the latest on Memphis Depay's move to Barcelona, Gareth Bale's potential return to Tottenham and the fallout from PSG's clash with Marseille.

  • Caught Offside: EPL is back, break out the full-kits

    Sep 15 2020

    With the EPL returning, the boys get into the big issues, like whether or not it's ok to wear a full kit when supporting your team. Plus, Liverpool-Leeds, Willian's impact, defining "world class" and much more!

  • Chelsea Debut Their New Stars

    Sep 14 2020

    The FC crew react to Chelsea's season opener against Brighton, where the Blues showed off their flashy new signings in an mixed performance. Plus, repercussions begin for PSG and Marseille after their fiery clash on Sunday, and Manchester City might have found the stalwart defender they've been looking for.

  • Gab and Juls: Reasons for Worry at Liverpool?

    Sep 14 2020

    Mark Ogden joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to break down Liverpool’s late winner against newly promoted Leeds United. Plus, have PSG and Marseille damaged Ligue 1's reputation following their brawl on Sunday night? And what do they make of Jose Mourinho's post-match comments following Tottenham's loss to Everton.

  • Mourinho Disaster-class?

    Sep 13 2020

    The FC crew react to Jose Mourinho once again making excuses after a poor Tottenham performance against Everton and James Rodriguez, who looked quite impressive. Plus, Leicester City cement their case for being one of the top teams in the Premier League, and PSG come up short against Marseille in a fiery French clash.