Wherein Our Heroes come down with a bout of Olympic Fever and reminisce about John Parr’s classic “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)”. Antonio Conte distances himself further from Chelsea by heaping praise on a potential replacement and Hope Solo doesn’t mince words when it comes to new USSF President, Carlos Cordeiro. Also, Newcastle United turn in their best team performance of the season as they see off Manchester United in The Toon.
Wherein Our Heroes deliver an episode as interesting and bizarre as Gregory van der Wiel’s inaugural press conference for TFC. The recent match between Spurs and Liverpool delivers two controversial penalty decisions and we enter the fray to offer our expertise and punditry. Also, Antonio Conte may be a dead man walking at Chelsea, but is his squad too thin to fit his long-time vision?
Wherein Our Heroes celebrate David Beckham’s efforts in finally being awarded an MLS franchise in Miami. Leroy Sané is set to miss 11 matches after being on the receiving end of a horror challenge against Cardiff in the FA Cup, and the debate for player protection rages on. Also, Antonio Conte is one of many managers who have little say in player moves, and The Gaffers aren’t having it.
Wherein Our Heroes discuss the recent lamentations over the inaction from VAR referee Mike Jones in Chelsea and Norwich’s recent FA Cup match. Chelsea face a potential transfer ban for signing underage players. Orlando City and Beşiktaş are poised to battle over the services of Cyle Larin, and Calgary Foothills F.C. announce Nik Ledgerwood as a massive addition to the club. Also, we recap the version of Episode 112 that wasn’t.
Wherein Our Heroes examine the cost of pints and pies at each Premier League ground, and find most clubs are woke. Chelsea have no chill on opening day, while Manchester United are in beast mode. Sheffield United and Middlesbrough supporters leave us salty. Respeck #blessed
Wherein Our Heroes discuss possible implications of a 107-hour trip by road for Russian teams visiting newly-promoted FC SKA-Khabarovsk. Arsenal display verve in the FA Cup Final despite a questionable decision from Anthony Taylor on Alexis’ opening strike. Chelsea must add depth to compete in both the Premier League and Europe next season, Jason loves the current Bachelorette season and Adam recommends y’all hit up “The Keepers” on Netflix. All soccer, some of the time.
Wherein Our Heroes discuss the Premier League season that was. Overachievers, underachievers, managerial gaffes, successes…the heat is brought. The weird and wacky from the last match day is reviewed with speed, wit, and dexterity. Also, the League One Cup Final results in a collective Barton Award to cap off 2017-18. Our Heroes look forward to focusing on goings on in MLS for the next few weeks! Prisencolinensinainciusol!
Wherein Our Heroes reveal the latest celebrity Arsenal supporter (hint: he lives on Pennsylvania Avenue but his father doesn’t). Wandrille Lefèvre is suspended for a troubling social media post, John Terry announces he’ll be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season, and Manchester United see off Conte’s men, making West London squirm as the race for the title tightens like Denise Bueno’s Official Brazilian Sunday League Standard Issue Uniform. Also, Bayern are on the wrong end of some dodgy officiating against Real Madrid and we discuss the return of HBO’s The Leftovers and the world’s latest podcast sensation, S-Town.
Wherein Our Heroes bask in the glory of having a Canadian MLS team guaranteed a spot in the MLS Cup Final. We preview both Conference Finals, are not having Giovinco’s snub for league MVP, and extol both Liverpool and Chelsea for their deserved spots at the top of the Premier League table. Long-time listeners Brendan and Luke weigh in on recent topics and we salute Philippe Coutinho’s well-groomed dome in Haircut of the Week. Also, we wish Wayne Bridge good luck in his latest foray in the jungles of Australia and, keeping with tradition, we spoil Westworld’s most popular fan theory.
Wherein Our Heroes express their desire to procure Petr Cech’s latest designer headwear, celebrate the very first green card awarded in Serie B, and discuss PSG’s latest big signings (aka their eSports team). Chelsea simply decimate Manchester United on Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge, The Special One has some choice words for Antonio Conte post-match, and Zlatan still finds time to flash his pearly whites despite it all. Also, we get whimsical thinking about the days of getting cussed out in Spanish by whippersnappers.