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The Lasting Impact of Diego Maradona
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.
Nov 26, 2020
Gab & Juls: Reflecting on a True Legend
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.
Nov 26, 2020
Serie Awesome: Can AC Milan cope without Zlatan?
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. 
Nov 26, 2020
Remembering Diego Maradona
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.
Nov 26, 2020
Real Madrid Cruise Past Inter
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.
Nov 26, 2020
PSG Stay Alive in UCL
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.
Nov 24, 2020
Caught Offside: EPL title race and MLS madness
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.
Nov 24, 2020
Barcelona Emergency!
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.
Nov 24, 2020
Gab and Juls: Koeman to Blame for Barcelona's Problems?
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.
Nov 23, 2020
Tottenham in the Title Race?
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?
Nov 23, 2020
Spurs' Statement Win
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.
Nov 22, 2020
Must Win for Man City?
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.
Nov 20, 2020
Can Atleti End Barcelona Curse?
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.
Nov 19, 2020
Gab and Juls: End of the Line for Jogi Low?
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.
Nov 19, 2020
Are Belgium the Best in the World?
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.
Nov 19, 2020
Serie Awesome: Way-Too-Early Predictions
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.
Nov 18, 2020
Spain Thrash Germany
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.
Nov 18, 2020
Caught Offside: First impressions of the new look USMNT
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.
Nov 17, 2020
Goals Galore For USMNT
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.
Nov 16, 2020
Gab and Juls: Is Ramos’ Reliability Waning?
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.
Nov 16, 2020
Why Are England EURO Favorites?
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.
Nov 15, 2020
Ramos' Penalty Woes
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.
Nov 15, 2020
Liverpool Lose Another Star
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.
Nov 13, 2020
Caught Offside: USMNT reaction pod
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.
Nov 13, 2020
USMNT Finally Return
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.
Nov 13, 2020
Gab and Juls: Football's Fixture Fiasco
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.
Nov 12, 2020
Liverpool's Injury Crisis
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?
Nov 12, 2020
Serie Awesome: The Return of Cesare Prandelli
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?
Nov 11, 2020
Messi's Regime of Fear?
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.
Nov 10, 2020
Caught Offside: Rinse-Repeat at United
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?
Nov 10, 2020
Should Five Subs Return to Premier League?
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.
Nov 10, 2020
Gab and Juls: Dortmund’s Psychological Problem
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.
Nov 09, 2020
Tired Title Challengers
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.
Nov 09, 2020
Bayern Cement Bundesliga Superiority
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.
Nov 07, 2020
Battle of the Bundesliga
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?
Nov 07, 2020
Who's to Blame at Man United?
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?
Nov 06, 2020
Gab and Juls: Real Madrid's UCL Relief
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.
Nov 05, 2020
Solskjaer on the Hot Seat?
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.
Nov 05, 2020
Serie Awesome: What's Wrong with Paulo Dybala?
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.
Nov 04, 2020
Should Jota Start Over Firmino?
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.
Nov 04, 2020
Caught Offside: USMNT squad, EPL and more
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.
Nov 03, 2020
Who's to Blame: Pogba or Solskjaer?
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.
Nov 03, 2020
Gab and Juls: What Can Ronaldo Learn from Zlatan?
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.
Nov 02, 2020
Arsenal Finally Win at Old Trafford
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.
Nov 02, 2020
Liverpool Leap To Top Spot
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.
Nov 01, 2020
Barcelona's Wild Week
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.
Oct 31, 2020
Spurs Stumble At Antwerp
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.
Oct 30, 2020
Gab and Juls: Man United's Best Performance Under Solskjaer?
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.
Oct 29, 2020
Messi Downs Ronaldo-less Juventus
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?
Oct 29, 2020
Serie Awesome: Donnarumma's Importance to AC Milan
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.  
Oct 28, 2020
Bartomeu and Board Bounce Out of Barca
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.
Oct 28, 2020
Messi's Disappearing Act
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.
Oct 27, 2020
Gab and Juls: Does Koeman deserve any credit after Clasico defeat?
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?
Oct 26, 2020
Caught Offside: Statement Games
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???
Oct 26, 2020
Juventus Continue to Stumble
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.
Oct 26, 2020
Barcelona Fall Flat in El Clásico
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.
Oct 25, 2020
Will El Clásico Deliver Fireworks?
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.
Oct 23, 2020
Is Paul Pogba The Problem?
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!
Oct 23, 2020
Gab and Juls: UCL Shock-tar for Real Madrid
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.
Oct 22, 2020
Shakhtar shock Real Madrid
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.
Oct 22, 2020
Serie Awesome: How Zlatan's memes inspire Zlatan
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.
Oct 21, 2020
Champions League Returns
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.
Oct 20, 2020
Caught Offside: Wild EPL weekend and UCL preview
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.
Oct 20, 2020
An Unexpected Premier League Title Race
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.
Oct 20, 2020
Gab and Juls: Punishment for Pickford?
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.
Oct 19, 2020
Life without Van Dijk
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?
Oct 18, 2020
Bonkers Day Across Europe
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.
Oct 18, 2020
Everton's Liverpool Litmus Test
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.
Oct 16, 2020
Harry Situation At Man United
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.
Oct 15, 2020
Gab and Juls: 'Project Big Picture' a Big Mistake?
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?
Oct 15, 2020
Mixed Performances for Man United Stars
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".
Oct 15, 2020
Serie Awesome: Can Juventus cope without Cristiano Ronaldo?
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.
Oct 14, 2020
Germany's Struggles Continue
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.
Oct 14, 2020
Caught Offside: International Break Wheel of Football
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.
Oct 13, 2020
How Legit is Project Big Picture?
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.
Oct 12, 2020
Gab and Juls: Do France Need a Refresh?
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.
Oct 12, 2020
Are England EURO Favorites?
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.
Oct 12, 2020
Germany Get Back On Track
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.
Oct 11, 2020
Is Pogba Overrated?
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.
Oct 09, 2020
Scotland and Serbia Move On
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.
Oct 09, 2020
Gab and Juls: Transfer Window Special
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?
Oct 08, 2020
France on Full Display
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.
Oct 07, 2020
Serie Awesome: Why Napoli Didn’t Play Against Juventus
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.
Oct 07, 2020
Winners and Losers of EPL Transfer Window
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.
Oct 06, 2020
Caught Offside: Surreal Sunday
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.
Oct 06, 2020
Transfer Deadline Day Bonanza
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.
Oct 06, 2020
Gab and Juls: Awful Man United or Excellent Spurs?
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?
Oct 05, 2020
Humiliation for Liverpool & Man United
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.
Oct 05, 2020
Man City Already Out of Title Race?
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.
Oct 03, 2020
Manchester United's Transfer Scramble
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.
Oct 03, 2020
Messi vs Ronaldo Highlights UCL Draw
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.
Oct 02, 2020
Gab and Juls: Understanding Man United's Transfer Strategy
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?
Oct 01, 2020
Bayern Bounce Back in Supercup
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.
Oct 01, 2020
Serie Awesome: Are Inter Milan Their Own Worst Enemy?
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. 
Sep 30, 2020
Spurs Dump Chelsea Out of Carabao Cup
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.
Sep 29, 2020
Caught Offside: Jumping to Conclusions
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.
Sep 29, 2020
Liverpool Look the Part
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.
Sep 28, 2020
Gab and Juls: What just happened?!
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. 
Sep 28, 2020
No Pep in City's Step
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.
Sep 27, 2020
Manchester United's Great Escape
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.
Sep 27, 2020
Messi Blasts Barcelona
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.
Sep 25, 2020
Bayern Wins Another Trophy
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.
Sep 25, 2020
Gab and Juls: Is Luis Suarez a Good Fit for Atletico Madrid?
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?
Sep 24, 2020
Havertz Has His Day
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.
Sep 23, 2020
Serie Awesome: How Pirlo Made Juventus Fun to Watch
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).
Sep 23, 2020
Solskjaer Looks for Excuses
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.
Sep 22, 2020
Caught Offside: EPL recap and USMNT status update
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?
Sep 22, 2020
Man City Hold Off Wolves
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
Sep 21, 2020
Gab and Juls: Are Chelsea Rushing Timo Werner & Kai Havertz?
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. 
Sep 21, 2020
Chelsea Implode Against Liverpool
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.
Sep 20, 2020
Manchester United Stumble Out of the Gate
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.
Sep 20, 2020
Bayern Score Eight Once Again
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.
Sep 18, 2020
Thiago-ing to Liverpool!
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.
Sep 17, 2020
Gab and Juls: How will Thiago fit at Liverpool?
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. 
Sep 17, 2020
Can Bale Deliver for Mourinho?
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.
Sep 17, 2020
Serie Awesome: Now or Never for Conte?
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.
Sep 16, 2020
Aubameyang Signs New Deal with Arsenal
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.
Sep 15, 2020
Caught Offside: EPL is back, break out the full-kits
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!
Sep 15, 2020
Chelsea Debut Their New Stars
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.
Sep 14, 2020
Gab and Juls: Reasons for Worry at Liverpool?
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.
Sep 14, 2020
Mourinho Disaster-class?
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.
Sep 13, 2020
Liverpool Pushed to the Brink
The FC crew recap the best from opening day of the Premier League, where Liverpool were pushed all the way to the final whistle against a spirited Leeds United side. Plus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal get off to a flying start against Fulham. All those story lines and more on this edition of the ESPN FC podcast.
Sep 12, 2020
Premier League Eve Special
The FC crew share their season predictions on the eve of the new Premier League campaign. Multiple aspects of the league's biggest clubs are analysed; including whether Liverpool will retail their title, how Man City are equipped to usurp Liverpool, whether Chelsea's new signings can mount a title push, how Solskjaer can charge his Red Devils to a higher finish, if Arsenal are the real deal and what we should expect from Mourinho and Co.
Sep 12, 2020
The Current State of Barcelona
The FC crew break down what to expect from Barcelona in their upcoming season and how can Ronald Koeman right the ship for the Catalan club. Plus, the guys give out some more Premier League predictions, and recap shorthanded PSG's loss to Lens in their opening match of the Ligue 1 season.
Sep 10, 2020
Caught Offside: 2020-21 EPL Season Preview PART 2 (mailbag, Mowbray and more)
In part 2 of our EPL season preview, we open up the mailbag and answer everything you want to know about the upcoming season. Plus, commentator Guy Mowbray joins to share his thoughts and we make our utterly useless predictions.
Sep 10, 2020
Gab & Juls: Can Chelsea Compete for the PL Title?
Mark Ogden joins Gab Marcotti & Julien Laurens to look ahead to the new Premier League season and asks whether Chelsea can compete with Liverpool and Manchester City for the title. Plus, how does Antoine Griezmann fit in the Barcelona side? And is Manchester United's third kit the worst one ever?
Sep 10, 2020
Premier League Season Predictions
The FC crew make their Premier League Top 6, Player of the Year and relegation predictions ahead of the season starting this weekend. Plus, the guys discuss where Cristiano Ronaldo finds his goal scoring desire and what to expect from Jose Mourinho's 2nd season at Tottenham.
Sep 09, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo Hits 100 Goals for Portugal
The FC crew discuss France's 4-2 victory over Croatia and just how good Eduardo Camavinga and Dayot Upamecano will be for the Les Bleus. Plus, England is held scoreless in a draw against Denmark, Cristiano Ronaldo's brace today takes him over 100 international goals and what to expect from Timo Werner's first season at Chelsea.
Sep 09, 2020
Caught Offside: EPL Season Preview PART 1
Here we go, it's a brand new EPL season! Who will be a part of the title race? Which club could break through into the top 4? Which American that isn't Christian Pulisic should you be keeping an eye on? All that and much more!
Sep 08, 2020
How Good Will Erling Haaland Be?
The FC crew break down a stunning 2 goal Nations League performance from Erling Haaland and debate whether he and his young Dortmund teammates are equipped to topple Bayern Munich this season. Also, what to make of the current Thiago transfer situation and how it might play out. Plus, Everton have signed their newest star in James Rodriguez, but will he be enough to push the Toffee's into the Top 6?
Sep 08, 2020
Gab and Juls: Does Koeman want Messi at Barcelona?
Sid Lowe joins Stewart Robson and Gab Marcotti to break down everything we've learned from the Lionel Messi-Barcelona transfer saga and explain why Ronaldo Koeman might not want the talisman on the team. Elsewhere, it has been a much happier transfer window for Chelsea, but how do the guys think Frank Lampard will fit all the new signings into his XI?
Sep 07, 2020
Sergio Ramos a World-Class Defender?
The FC crew discuss Spain's 4-0 win over Ukraine and ask if Sergio Ramos is a world-class defender. Plus, the guys preview the upcoming Premier League season, argue if Manchester City and Chelsea can challenge Liverpool for the title and discuss who deserves to win PFA Player of the Year.
Sep 06, 2020
Making Sense of Messi's Decision
The FC crew discuss Barcelona's prospects this season with Lionel Messi deciding to stay. In the Nations League, England's young squad doesn't live up to the hype, France and Griezmann have an off night and one side might have placed themselves as a sneaky EURO 2020 favorite. Also, a lively discussion on who should win 2019-20 PFA Player of the Season in the Premier League.
Sep 06, 2020
One More Year at Barca for Messi
The FC crew react to Messi's startling decision to remain at Barcelona for another season despite his contempt for current leadership at the club. Questions asked are how this decision will influence the legacy of Messi at Barca and whether his burofax was a power play all along. Plus, reactions to underwhelming Italy and Netherlands performances in the Nations League.
Sep 04, 2020
Messi May Not Leave Barca After All
The FC crew react to the latest Lionel Messi related news out of Barcelona suggesting he might stay for one more season. But some of the guys wonder if the damage has already been done. Plus, Timo Werner lights it up for Germany in a stalemate against Spain in the Nations League, and Gab Marcotti rates the likelihood of the latest transfer rumors being completed.
Sep 03, 2020
Gab and Juls: How Man United Can Get the Most From Donny van de Beek
With Julien Laurens on holiday, Stewart Robson and Gab Marcotti wonder how Pep Guardiola would adapt to get Lionel Messi into his Manchester City team. Plus, the guys are joined by Jan Joost Van Gangelen to assess Van de Beek’s switch to Manchester United.
Sep 03, 2020
Messi's Father Meets with Barca Board
The FC crew discuss the aftermath of the meeting between Lionel Messi's father and Barcelona's board and what it means for the superstar's future. Plus, the guys break down Luis Suarez's potential move to Juventus, Gareth Bale's future at Real Madrid and what to expect from France's exciting young talent.
Sep 02, 2020
Caught Offside: Messi updates, Arsenal uptick, "All or Nothing" unveiling
The boys examine which clubs are realistic options for Lionel Messi and how he would fit with Manchester City, Plus, the latest on Real Salt Lake, Arsenal moving in the right direction and a Critics Corner for "All or Nothing."
Sep 02, 2020
Should Man United Move On From Pogba?
The FC crew discuss where Donny van de Beek might fit into Manchester United's starting XI and question whether his arrival has got United thinking of how long Paul Pogba should stay at the club. Plus, Jadon Sancho shows reluctance to make his Man United move, Thiago Silva might not solve Chelsea's defensive woes with Kepa Arrizabalaga still in net and Gabriel completes his anticipated move to Arsenal.
Sep 01, 2020
Man United Transfer Mistakes?
The FC crew ask where Donny van de Beek fits in Manchester United's midfield and wonder if the club missed out on signing Dayot Upamecano this summer. Plus, Petr Cech backs Kepa Arrizabalaga but question whether the goalkeeper has a future at Chelsea. Plus, what's next for Lionel Messi as he fails to attend preseason training.
Aug 31, 2020
Gab and Juls: Where does Kai Havertz fit at Chelsea?
Julien Laurens and Don Hutchison ask whether or not Liverpool fans should be worried after their lackluster performance in the Community Shield. Aubameyang stole the show at Wembley again so why haven't Arsenal been able to lock down their talisman forward with a new contract? Plus, Jan Aage Fjortoft joins the podcast to discuss if Kai Havertz' transfer to Chelsea makes sense and takes a stroll down memory lane to talk about playing with Don at Sheffield United.
Aug 31, 2020
Messi Skips Barcelona Medical
The FC crew discuss Donny van de Beek's move to Manchester United and what it means for the Red Devils pursuit of Jadon Sancho. Plus, the guys argue whether Lionel Messi should still be attending Barcelona's pre-season while he actively seeks a move away from the club.
Aug 30, 2020
Aubameyang Shines at Wembley Again
The FC crew break down Arsenal's victory over Liverpool to win the FA Community Shield and discuss just how important Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is to the Gunners. Plus, the guys discuss Lionel Messi's possible departure from Barcelona, Allan's move to Everton and if Chelsea have a shot to sign Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Aug 29, 2020
Messi's Future Still in Flux
The FC crew break down the next steps for Barcelona and Lionel Messi as the latter continues to try to leave the club. Plus, the guys discuss the magnitude of Thiago Silva's move to Chelsea and how Weston McKennie will fit in at Juventus.
Aug 28, 2020
Can Barcelona Keep Messi?
The FC crew discuss reports that Josep Maria Bartomeu will step down as Barcelona president if Lionel Messi stays at the club. Plus, they react to Wayne Rooney's comments that Liverpool will win the league with Thiago, even if Manchester City sign Messi. And Don Hutchison defends his latest hot takes on Neymar, Jadon Sancho, Kai Havertz and Joao Felix.
Aug 27, 2020
Gab and Juls: Barcelona's Messi Situation
Sid Lowe joins Stewart Robson and Julien Laurens to discuss who's to blame for Lionel Messi wanting to leave Barcelona and where he should play this season. Plus, they talk about the importance of this season's Community Shield between Arsenal and Liverpool and debate whether David De Gea should start over Dean Henderson at Manchester United.
Aug 27, 2020
What's Next for Messi?
The FC crew react to Lionel Messi's decision to leave Barcelona this summer and wonder where he should play next season. How far away are Chelsea from competing in the Premier League after they completed the signing of Ben Chilwell? Plus, USMNT's Weston McKennie is linked with a move to Juventus.
Aug 26, 2020
Caught Offside: MESSI
Lionel Messi wants out of Barcelona... is this really the end? Where can he go? Might this be good for Barca (*cringing as I say it*)? So many questions, let's talk it out!
Aug 26, 2020
Messi Wants Out
The FC crew discuss the shocking development that Lionel Messi wants to leave Barcelona this summer. The guys break down how it would be possible for the superstar to leave, where his next destination might be and how his departure will affect the Catalan club. Plus, the guys discuss Antonio Conte's decision to stay at Inter Milan and if the club can challenge for the Scudetto next season.
Aug 25, 2020
Bayern Munich's Historic Season
The FC crew reflect on Bayern Munich's historic season and discuss how Hansi Flick managed to guide the club to the treble after a slow start to the season. Plus, the guys break down Chelsea moving closer to signing Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz and argue if the Blues can compete with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City next season.
Aug 24, 2020
Gab and Juls: Bayern Munich, Champions of Europe
Julien Laurens and Stewart Robson are joined by Jan Aage Fjortoft to discuss Bayern Munich’s 6th Champions League final trophy, and ask how a team who lost 5-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt in November managed to win the Champions League. 
Aug 24, 2020
Bayern Conquer Europe for 6th Time
The FC crew provide all the reactions to a decisive Champions League Final, where Bayern Munich conquered a star-studded PSG to claim their 6th European Cup in club history. The boys go into detail on every key moment in the match, including PSG's wasted opportunities, Neymar's lackluster second half, Thomas Tuchel's tactics, Bayern's undefeated form and Hansi Flick's impeccable run to put Bayern firmly atop Europe's highest pedestal.
Aug 24, 2020
Bayern Munich are the deserving champions of Europe! The boys discuss all elements of the match from PSG's missed opportunities to Coman's moment of glory. Plus, our winners/losers from the tournament, the future of "single legs" and where Messi could wind up.
Aug 23, 2020
Will PSG or Bayern be Crowned Champions?
The FC crew preview tomorrow's UCL Final between PSG and Bayern and predict which club will come out on top. Plus, the guys discuss which players will be sold as Barcelona looks to rebuild and the latest on Antonio Conte's potential departure from Inter Milan.
Aug 22, 2020
Sevilla's Sixth Europa League Triumph
The FC crew discuss Sevilla winning their sixth Europa League title and argue where it all went wrong for Antonio Conte's Inter. Plus, the guys break down Bayern's plans to contain PSG's front three, Barcelona's expected rebuild with Ronald Koeman and who is going to leave Juventus now that Andrea Pirlo is in charge.
Aug 22, 2020
Caught Offside: Interview with Kate Abdo
Fresh off of anchoring TV coverage of the Champions League semi-finals, Kate Abdo joins the pod to discuss her new gig at CBS, varying perceptions of Neymar, the dominance of Bayern and much much more!
Aug 20, 2020
Is the Messi Era Over at Barca?
The FC crew discuss Lionel Messi's latest reported comments to newly minted Ronald Koeman that he's leaning towards leaving the Catalan club. Plus, both the Europa League and Champions League finals are previewed; listen to which sides the boys tip to win between Inter vs Sevilla and Bayern vs PSG. Also, which sides received the short stick in the Premier League's fixture list reveal?
Aug 20, 2020
Gab and Juls: Can PSG Make History in Lisbon?
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Jan Aage Fjortoft to preview the Champions League final, with Paris Saint-Germain set to make their first ever appearance against ten-time finalists Bayern Munich. Plus, the guys discuss the latest updates on Kai Havertz's move to Chelsea, how long Ronald Koeman will last a Barcelona and if Jadon Sancho will move to Manchester United this summer.
Aug 20, 2020
Caught Offside: Champions League Semifinal review and Final preview
Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint-Germain! We have our final! The boys look back on how these teams got here and look ahead to what should be a highly entertaining final.
Aug 20, 2020
Bayern, PSG Set for UCL Final Clash
The FC crew discuss Bayern Munich's solid performance in their 3-0 victory over Lyon, where Lewandowski continued his mind blowing goal-scoring streak that sealed his side's ticket to the Champions League final. However, some members of the crew still have hesitations over Bayern's back line. Is PSG best equipped to exploit the Munich side's potential weakness? Plus, Ronald Koeman returns to his beloved Blaugrana and Kai Havertz continues pushing his move to Chelsea.
Aug 19, 2020
PSG On Brink Of UCL Glory
The FC crew react to PSG being on the brink of Champions League glory after their dominant display over RB Leipzig in the semifinals. Plus, is Lyon positioned for a monumental upset over Bayern Munich? And Julien Laurens gives a scathing criticism of Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu's latest comments on the vast array of issues surrounding the club.
Aug 18, 2020
Where Does Messi Go?
The FC crew dive into the latest drama at Barcelona, including who is best fit to replace Quique Setien after his sacking and where Lionel Messi should make his next move. Plus, PSG vs Leipzig is previewed and Inter Milan ease into the Europa League final to face Sevilla.
Aug 17, 2020
Gab and Juls: Another Guardiola UCL Failure
Mark Ogden joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to discuss who's at fault for Manchester City's shock defeat to Lyon in the Champions League quarterfinals and what's Manchester United's biggest problem after being ousted from the Europa League. Plus, they weigh in on Lionel Messi's future and ask whether Ronald Koeman is the right man to lead Barcelona.
Aug 17, 2020
Caught Offside: Man City and Barcelona: what went wrong
We couldn't go another second into the week without discussing the stunning Man City and Barcelona defeats. Plus, "my American brain" is in a good place right now, what has happened to central defense and all-time worst misses.
Aug 17, 2020
Man United Crash Out of Europe
The FC crew react to Manchester United crashing out of the Europa league, where their defence posed issues against Sevilla. Plus, Messi considers his next steps, potentially leading him through the exit doors at Barcelona, and Pep Guardiola explains his questionable tactics in City's shock defeat to Lyon. Also, is there a spot for Thiago in Liverpool's Starting XI?
Aug 17, 2020
Same Old Story for Man City
The FC crew break down Lyon's 3-1 defeat of Manchester City and criticize Pep Guardiola's tactical decisions. Plus, the guys preview tomorrow's Europa League clash between Sevilla and Manchester United and discuss what steps Barcelona should begin to take if they want to rebuild their squad.
Aug 16, 2020
Barcelona's Historic Humiliation
The FC crew react to Bayern Munich's shocking 8-2 victory over Barcelona in the UCL quarterfinals and discuss a range of topics, including Bayern's brilliance, where it all went wrong for the Blaugrana, what's next after Quique Setien's immediate sacking and whether now is the right time for Lionel Messi to leave his beloved club. Plus, Manchester City vs Lyon is previewed and Tyler Adams sits down in an exclusive interview to discuss his game winning goal in the UCL quarterfinals.
Aug 15, 2020
Leipzig Outlast Atlético
The FC crew discuss RB Leipzig's late victory over Atlético Madrid that sent the club to the UCL semifinals. The guys also recap PSG's victory yesterday, preview Bayern Munich's clash with Barcelona and break down Thiago's potential move to Liverpool.
Aug 14, 2020
Gab and Juls: PSG End Atalanta's Fairytale Season
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss Atalanta’s late heartbreak as they were eliminated in the Champions League quarterfinals by PSG. Stewart Robson joins the guys to preview Barcelona’s match against Bayern Munich. Plus, what does Blaise Matuidi bring to Inter Miami?
Aug 13, 2020
PSG Advance in a Thriller
The FC crew react to a wild finish from the first Champions League match in Lisbon, where PSG scored 2 late goals to stun Atalanta and advance to the semifinals. The boys also react to Neymar's performance, where some label it as brilliant while others aren't as impressed. Plus, Portland conquer Orlando in the MLS is Back Tournament Final.
Aug 12, 2020
Caught Offside: The Lost Quarterfinal of Atalanta
The boys discuss what was a horrifying loss for Atalanta against PSG and look ahead to the remaining 3 Champions League quarterfinals. Plus, Portland lift the "MLS is Back" Cup; we recap the month that was for this unique and memorable tournament.
Aug 12, 2020
Will Atalanta Upset PSG?
The FC crew break down Atalanta's chances against PSG in the Champions League quarterfinals. And were Wolves hard done after being eliminated in the Europa League? Plus, they give the latest updates on Kai Havertz and Jadon Sancho's futures.
Aug 12, 2020
Will Sancho Stay or Go?
The FC crew discuss Manchester United's victory in the Europa League and argue if the Red Devils have what it takes to win the competition. Plus, Jan Aage Fjortoft and Gab Marcotti join the show to break down the latest transfer news surrounding Jadon Sancho and determine if the winger will stay at Borussia Dortmund.
Aug 10, 2020
Gab and Juls: Is Andrea Pirlo a Mistake for Juventus?
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens ask whether Juventus made a mistake putting Andrea Pirlo in charge due to his lack of managerial experience. Plus, Jan Aage Fjortoft discusses the details of Jadon Sancho’s transfer deadline between Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund, but explains how Sancho’s future could still be in Manchester.
Aug 10, 2020
Lampard's Chelsea Frustrations
The FC crew break down Frank Lampard's comments on the important transfer moves Chelsea need to make after their 7-1 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Plus, Arsenal appear to be making room to re-sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang alongside a Willian transfer move. And does the Champions League now play into Pep Guardiola and Manchester City's hands after their triumph over Real Madrid?
Aug 09, 2020
Messi Dazzles as Barca Advance
The FC crew discuss another spectacular display from Lionel Messi as Barcelona defeat Napoli to move on to the UCL quarterfinals. Plus, the guys break down Bayern's demolition of Chelsea and argue whether sacking Maurizio Sarri in favor of Andrea Pirlo was the right move for Juventus.
Aug 09, 2020
Varane Flops in UCL
The FC crew discuss Raphael Varane's horrendous defensive display as Manchester City defeat Real Madrid to advance to the UCL Quarterfinals. Plus, the guys break down both controversial penalty calls as Lyon upsets Juventus and Nani carries Orlando City into the MLS Is Back Tournament Final.
Aug 08, 2020
Gareth Bails on Madrid
The FC crew discuss Zinedine Zidane leaving Gareth Bale off of Real Madrid's UCL roster. Plus, the guys break down the Premier League switching to FIFA's VAR protocol, Alexis Sanchez's permanent move to Inter Milan and where Mario Balotelli should land next.
Aug 07, 2020
Gab and Juls: Pep Guardiola's UCL Burden
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss Pep Guardiola's record in the Champions League and ask what lessons he can learn from Zinedine Zidane. Plus, Manchester United let Alexis Sanchez join Inter Milan -- but who got the better end of the deal? They also pay tribute to Iker Casillas' career after retiring earlier this week.
Aug 06, 2020
Europa League Returns
The FC crew discuss Inter and Man United’s victories in the Europa League as both clubs move on to the Quarterfinals. Plus, Robert Lewandowski previews Bayern Munich’s UCL clash with Chelsea, Gab Marcotti breaks down Arsenal’s pursuit of Willian and Manchester City spend big on another central defender.
Aug 05, 2020
Caught Offside: EPL Devundlings and Jon Champion
Time to break out the formal wear as we hand out our 2019-20 EPL Devundling awards. Plus, Jon Champion previews the "MLS is Back" semifinals, we provide final analysis on Christian Pulisic's first year with Chelsea and the UEFA Champions League makes its return!
Aug 05, 2020
Fulham Returns to the PL
The FC crew discuss Fulham's 2-1 victory over Brentford to earn promotion back to the Premier League. Plus, Alexis Nunes speaks to Robert Lewandowski about Bayern Munich's incredible season and the guys argue if Manchester United need to strengthen their defense before buying more attackers.
Aug 04, 2020
Serie Awesome: End-of-Season Report Cards
Mina Rzouki, Gab Marcotti and Nicky Bandini review every Serie A team's season and hand out report cards, including a lackluster grade for Juventus. Plus, they discuss Antonio Conte's latest rant at Inter Milan.
Aug 04, 2020
Sancho On His Way to United?
The FC crew detail reports that Jadon Sancho is close to finally signing with Manchester United, but where does he fit in best with the starting squad? Plus, the boys debate and rank Europe's most prolific strikers and ask where Aubameyang belongs in the conversation. Also, the EFL promotion playoff final kicks off tomorrow, which side between Brentford and Fulham is best fitted to join the Premier League?
Aug 03, 2020
Gab and Juls: Should Arsenal Give Aubameyang a New Deal?
Gab Marcotti and Stewart Robson discuss Arsenal's 2-1 win over Chelsea in the FA Cup final and ask whether Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deserves a new deal in North London. James Olley joins the podcast to ponder Kepa Arrizabalaga's future at Chelsea. Plus, Stewart Robson argues that it might be Scudetto-or-bust next season after Antonio Conte's latest rant.
Aug 03, 2020
Chelsea Robbed of FA Cup?
The FC crew debates whether Arsenal's FA Cup win was more of a result from questionable refereeing or just poor play from Chelsea. Plus, Antonio Conte fires some harsh comments towards the Inter Milan board as Gab Marcotti joins to recap the Serie A season, and Mauricio Pochettino drops hints that he's open to managing Barcelona.
Aug 02, 2020
Arsenal Achieve FA Cup Glory
It's the FA Cup Final Podcast Special! In this episode, the FC crew react to the significance of Arsenal lifting their 14th FA Cup trophy in club history and determine that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deserves a new contract with the North London side after his stellar two-goal performance. Plus, where does Chelsea go from here after a result filled with controversy and injuries?
Aug 01, 2020
Who Needs FA Cup Trophy More?
The FC crew react to PSG winning the Coupe de la Ligue trophy, their 4th piece of silverware this season, but wonder if their performance showed enough promise to get by Atalanta in the UCL. Plus, The FA Cup Final is fully previewed. Which team and manager needs the trophy more? And transfer talk returns with more questions surrounding whether Jadon Sancho will make Manchester United a title contender.
Jul 31, 2020
Manchester City's Missing Piece?
The FC crew discuss Fulham defeating Cardiff City on aggregate to advance to the EFL promotion playoff final against Brentford and preview the upcoming West London affair. Plus, the guys break down Nathan Ake's impending move to Manchester City, Arsenal's interest in Jack Grealish and which club Jadon Sancho would prefer a move to.
Jul 30, 2020
Who Should Be In the PL Team of the Season?
The FC crew react to Ian Darke's Premier League Best XI, which involves some surprising choices and shocking omissions. Plus, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been in fine form for Milan, but will he end up renewing his contract with them for next season? And the FA Cup final is previewed.
Jul 30, 2020
Pulisic Among PL's Best?
The FC crew discuss Inter's 2-0 victory over Napoli and Atalanta's chances against PSG in their upcoming Champions League match. Plus, Mark Ogden joins the show to defend his surprising choices for the Premier League team of the season and the guys discuss how Tottenham have fared since the club replaced Mauricio Pochettino with Jose Mourinho.
Jul 29, 2020
Serie Awesome: Juventus Secure Another Scudetto
Mina Rzouki, Gab Marcotti and Nicky Bandini discuss Juventus’ 36th Scudetto and ask whether Maurizio Sarri’s future as manager is guaranteed for next season. Plus, is the right decision for AC Milan to keep Stefano Pioli as manager and what are Atlanta's chances against PSG without Kylian Mbappe?
Jul 28, 2020
Caught Offside: EPL recap, De Boer out, Dash triumph
The Premier League reaches its conclusion; we discuss Leicester's fall, United's rise, Villa's stress, and much much more! Plus, the season as a whole; was it one to love or one to hate? And we dive into the De Boer's firing in Atlanta as well as the latest with "MLS is Back."
Jul 28, 2020
Has Solskjaer Proved His Critics Wrong?
The FC crew discuss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's comments about how Manchester United's 3rd place finish is a massive achievement. Plus, the guys break down Frank Lampard's decision to once again bench Kepa Arrizabalaga and argue how much Kylian Mbappe's absence will hurt PSG's UCL quarterfinals tie with Atalanta.
Jul 27, 2020
Gab and Juls: Unfair to Compare Solskjaer with Mourinho?
Stewart Robson and Gab Marcotti discuss the final day of the Premier League and ask whether Manchester United’s enthusiasm for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is misplaced. Plus, is Maurizio Sarri's future safe after Juventus secured their 9th consecutive Scudetto?
Jul 27, 2020
Premier League Decision Day
The FC crew break down Chelsea and Manchester United's respective victories that sent both clubs to the Champions League and discuss how Leicester's late season collapse sees them on the outside looking in. Plus, Watford and Bournemouth get sent down, Aston Villa avoid relegation and Cristiano Ronaldo leads Juventus to a 9th consecutive Scudetto.
Jul 27, 2020
Will Mbappé Miss UCL?
The FC crew discuss Kylian Mbappé’s ankle injury and how it will impact PSG’s UCL tie with Atalanta. Plus, the guys preview the last Premier League matches of the season, decide who will qualify for the Champions League and look ahead to see if Juventus will win another Serie A title tomorrow.
Jul 26, 2020
PSG Suffer Injury Scare Ahead of UCL
The FC crew discuss PSG's Coupe de France final victory, where the biggest news came from an injury to Kylian Mbappé ahead of a key UCL matchup in the coming weeks. Plus, reactions to Frank Lampard and Jurgen Klopp's latest comments in their verbal feud, Leroy Sane's transfer spill on Kai Havertz, and the Premier League's tight finish for both UCL and relegation spots.
Jul 25, 2020
Can Ronaldo Deliver UCL Glory?
The FC crew react to Juventus dropping more points in Serie A and how they're going to need Ronaldo to step up to have any hope of winning the Champions League. Plus, Griezmann receives criticism for a "disappointing" debut season at Barcelona, and Manchester United appear to be sputtering into their crucial final day match against Leicester City.
Jul 24, 2020
Gab and Juls: Premier League Final Day Drama
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens look ahead to a crucial final round of fixtures in the Premier League with Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester City fighting for Champions League qualification. They also ask if it was the right decision for AC Milan to not hire Ralf Rangnick. Plus, who should be named Premier League Player of the Year?
Jul 23, 2020
Liverpool Finally Lifts the PL Trophy
The FC crew break down Liverpool's 5-3 victory over Chelsea, Man United's lackluster draw against West Ham and who will finish Top 4 after the final round of matches on Sunday. Plus, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to break goal-scoring records and the English Championship ends on a wild final day.
Jul 23, 2020