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Episode #135 - North London Derby Postponed, Everton Sack Benitez, Man United Draw Aston Villa
Episode 13516th January 2022 • Squeaky Bum Time: An English Premier League Podcast • Laurent Courtines, Mike Salerno, Chop Sports Media
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In Episode #135 of the Squeaky Bum Time Podcast, Mike and Laurent discuss Arsenal's nefarious, yet successful attempt to postpone the North London Derby due to... one COVID-19 case?! Also:

  • Everton part ways with Rafa Benitez after roughly six months, what next for the Blues? Is Wayne Rooney waiting in the wings?
  • Manchester United go squander a two-goal lead away to Aston Villa, so much for that long winning streak, we expected!
  • Leeds and West Ham play the game of the week, complete with a Jack Harrison hat trick and a missed sitter for Laurent's favorite son, Jarrod Bowen
  • City chokes out the Premier League with the 1-0 win against Chelsea. Tuchel runs out of excuses.
  • Liverpool cruise against Brentford

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00:00

hello and welcome to the squeaky bum

00:03

time podcast it is monday january 16th

00:08

this episode 17 16 it's the 17th sorry

00:11

uh in this episode manchester united

00:14

blow a two-goal lead mass west ham

00:16

battle leads in a seven-goal thriller

00:18

and city ho-hum put the premier league

00:20

in a death grip but first mike

00:23

how does it feel to get a stay of

00:25

execution and a day without

00:28

self-loathing yeah it felt great uh to

00:30

be honest i uh i woke up this morning i

00:33

was a little tired i wasn't hungover

00:35

which is a rare for a sunday for me and

00:36

i just

00:37

i uh i was so grateful that like i

00:40

already had like a knot in my back i was

00:42

like i was so primed to be so [ __ ]

00:45

angry at tottenham today and i didn't

00:46

have to be and it was wonderful now

00:48

there's

00:49

you're going to go through the scores

00:50

i've got a take on it um

00:53

because

00:54

arsenal are still

00:55

full of [ __ ] at this whole thing

00:58

yeah so so i'll go through the scoring

01:00

scores we'll come back to it yeah first

01:02

first game saturday 4 a.m on the west

01:04

coast city defeat chelsea one nil it was

01:07

easy it was typical lukaku doesn't show

01:09

up city are in control get everything

01:12

done wolves defeat southampton 3-1

01:15

normal service the big news there wolf

01:17

scored three goals that's weird and they

01:19

gave up one even weirder newcastle with

01:21

chris wood in a squad with trippier in

01:24

the squad draw 1-1 at watford with at

01:28

home to watford they're winning this

01:29

game saint maxum man did the same

01:32

maximum thing ever he was amazing maybe

01:34

he should go to liverpool uh but watford

01:36

pulled one back and uh ranieri gets a

01:39

stay of execution

01:40

someone who doesn't norwich two everton

01:43

won bye-bye rafa rafa benitez last game

01:46

he gets fired losing to norwich bottom

01:49

of the table actually no longer bottom

01:50

of the table and then in the final game

01:52

of saturday aston villa two

01:55

new cat manchester united two united

01:58

played well for

01:59

25 minutes and then the master that is

02:02

gerard comes in and says not not so fast

02:05

my friend and

02:07

united are terrible in the second half

02:08

villa could have won this game easily

02:10

and then on sunday

02:12

plus 900 brentford played like plus 900

02:14

brantford losing to the african-less

02:18

liverpool three-nil anfield is still

02:20

undefeated and then in the final game a

02:22

surprise game of the day west ham two

02:25

leads three

02:27

former nycfc winger and wake forest alum

02:32

hey now

02:34

uh harrison uh jack harrison scores a

02:37

hat trick he had been having a very

02:39

disappointing season but he gets a

02:41

famous win is i have a question on these

02:43

things if you win your team a game

02:46

does it matter if you were [ __ ] the rest

02:47

of the season

02:49

if you're leads no no if you hold on

02:52

it's all about the context of the game

02:53

let's start there because this was the

02:54

game of the week it was amazing

02:56

and and so if you beat a big side who by

03:00

the way your beloved jared baldwin

03:02

really [ __ ] the bed in this one

03:04

yes he did but he did score a goal well

03:07

he scored a goal but he he was in the

03:09

ire of leeds fans because i i forget

03:11

exactly when the game was but the last

03:12

time they had played he scored and

03:14

shushed the crowd

03:15

so for him to miss a sitter in the 94th

03:17

minute to tie the game and for them to

03:20

get three points off of them that was uh

03:22

some shine fraud for the leeds faithful

03:23

which i i mean even better in the final

03:28

second of the game i'm talking

03:30

93-45 yeah jared bowen is in the box and

03:34

inexplicably

03:36

the cross comes in goes past one player

03:39

he's got the sitters of sitterdom

03:42

and he decides to chest it and it goes

03:45

over the bar

03:47

from three feet out if he heads it down

03:50

it's a draw and probably deserved

03:52

because i before we get into the north

03:54

london darby this game was really good

03:57

and i think what happened with leeds was

04:00

they

04:02

somehow

04:03

managed to get west ham to play at their

04:06

pace

04:07

it was a leeds game it was everything

04:09

was fast

04:10

everyone was running with the ball

04:12

forgetting about their teammates i think

04:14

west ham when they're at their best

04:16

you play the way west ham wants to play

04:19

and leads we know can be gotten at maybe

04:22

just string some passes together and

04:24

slow things down so that they can't do

04:25

their thing but in this game

04:28

it was up and down

04:30

leads got into their frantic the game is

04:33

better for leads when it's crazy because

04:36

one they're fitter than you even when

04:38

they're bad

04:39

they can still run more than you can and

04:41

i noticed in this game uh rice

04:44

declan rice was really carrying the ball

04:47

and trying to drive west ham forward to

04:49

get get the equalizer and get the win

04:51

but

04:52

he also

04:54

wouldn't track back towards the end and

04:56

kind of slowed down there was an offside

04:57

goal by click that he was at fault for

05:00

because he didn't track him yeah

05:01

because he had just been running up and

05:03

down for an hour and this game's at the

05:04

london stadium so it's kind of

05:05

interesting that leeds was able to to

05:08

dictate what would be happening to west

05:10

ham right it's rare that you get a side

05:12

who's in the you know top six top four

05:14

race um

05:16

who plays a bottom half side

05:19

at home like if this game you know where

05:22

it uh you know where it leads then that

05:24

makes sense like that they're kind of

05:25

the crowds behind them and all that

05:27

stuff

05:28

for them to do that on the road to a

05:30

team like west ham was even more

05:31

surprising i think for me yeah but it

05:33

was fun it was again it was leads from

05:35

last season it was one of those like oh

05:37

there they are leads aren't going down

05:38

they're fine and they do get there

05:41

they do get a big i mean a that's a big

05:44

[ __ ] win for them i mean that is

05:46

massive it puts them way almost nine

05:48

points out of the relegation zone uh

05:51

they some teams in irrigation zone

05:53

haven't played since like:

05:56

their since they children put their

05:57

hands inside looms it got smashed at

06:01

some uh at some cotton factory in in

06:04

manchester so uh i made a historical

06:06

reference to the unionization and the

06:08

child labor laws of:

06:11

would be burnley uh but that it was a

06:14

good game and we needed it because if we

06:16

go

06:17

to your team uh the north london derby

06:20

was called off

06:22

yeah and so i alluded to it on thursday

06:24

that it might happen

06:25

yeah and so that really picked up steam

06:28

pretty late after we recorded our show i

06:30

think it came out on friday afternoon

06:32

that arsenal had officially and formally

06:34

requested the postponement and spurs

06:36

were furious with that a because of the

06:38

late timing b

06:40

because they had basically had the same

06:42

thing happened to them but they they all

06:45

um tried to get a game against leicester

06:47

which is going to be rescheduled for

06:48

wednesday i believe um

06:50

they tried to get that postponed and

06:52

they were told initially no only to have

06:55

lester to basically say wait wait we

06:57

also want to postpone and then the

06:58

premier league agreed so

07:01

by the way they were kicked out of the

07:03

who gives a [ __ ] tournament i mentioned

07:04

it on on right because they didn't have

07:06

any players because they didn't have any

07:07

players they had an actual covet

07:09

outbreak so

07:11

there's a couple of different sides to

07:12

this first and foremost

07:15

i don't blame the premier league for

07:17

making oh i have a completely up i have

07:19

the opposite take go ahead well hold on

07:21

the reason why is because

07:23

in this world that we currently live in

07:25

whether we like it or not

07:26

it is very very difficult to say

07:29

what the [ __ ] everything's gonna look

07:31

like eight to ten months from now so

07:33

to allow

07:34

the latitude

07:36

and thinking that you know you'd have

07:38

the ability to

07:40

um

07:41

to to have teams

07:43

have that ability said well we're really

07:45

stricken with this you know it could

07:47

have gotten exponentially worse than it

07:49

it is thankfully it hasn't but um so to

07:52

bring it back to

07:54

arsenal taking full advantage of that

07:56

rule now let's go through their injury

07:58

list for a second they had one player

07:59

reportedly with kobe odegaard odegaard

08:03

who was recovering by the way they had i

08:05

believe four players at afcon which is

08:07

not an injury that is not an illness

08:09

that you know that is something that

08:11

isn't like they knew three years ago

08:14

that is as they say an occupational

08:15

hazard

08:17

um

08:18

they had three artillery

08:20

uh el nino and one other guy right they

08:23

had i believe three actual injuries

08:26

which again not a reason to postpone a

08:28

match

08:29

oh yeah

08:30

and granted

08:32

and granite jacka who can't stay on the

08:34

field because he doesn't obey the rules

08:36

so

08:37

when you put all that together

08:39

that's heck of a [ __ ] storm you got

08:41

there arsenal gosh what are you guys

08:42

gonna do

08:43

oh i know what we're gonna do we're

08:44

gonna try to get the match postponed

08:47

so

08:48

it's really disingenuous in arsenal's

08:50

part it's extremely disingenuous and i

08:51

think it

08:52

they didn't want to get battered by by

08:55

the way in case you forgot what i said

08:57

on thursday by a spurs team who was not

09:00

exactly in fine form they were limping

09:02

into that match themselves after having

09:04

getting battered by chelsea twice in the

09:06

last i just think it's

09:08

so so we take let me take a step back

09:11

i don't blame arsenal for doing it the

09:13

rule is there

09:14

you should try and take advantage i just

09:17

think they're being short-sighted

09:19

they

09:20

to me had

09:23

the momentum after liverpool

09:26

their team is young

09:28

they want to play

09:30

they half the team half the team is

09:33

arsenal kids from london who are like oh

09:36

i get this game let's go let's go like

09:38

smith rowe was going to run through

09:41

anything right it was there was some

09:43

real like juice there spurs doesn't have

09:46

sunny who is a big game player whether

09:48

you think he's hot or not he absolutely

09:49

would find a way

09:51

uh you know and what is their big name

09:53

yeah one other big name christian romero

09:56

is close

09:57

he's almost back so that means we don't

09:59

have to play ben davies at center back

10:01

anymore when he comes back okay so so

10:04

what you've done arsenal let me by the

10:06

way now what's going to happen is this

10:08

game's going to get rescheduled in six

10:09

weeks to two months and now you're going

10:12

to have to play a probably a full

10:14

strength tottenham side now you're going

10:16

to have to play a team who's in a [ __ ]

10:18

patch of form right now they're probably

10:19

gonna iron that out every day as i said

10:22

earlier when spurs had had a few games

10:24

postponed every day that they get to

10:27

work with kante is a day that they are

10:29

better than they were the day before so

10:31

if you're gonna give me two months

10:33

good come on down yeah it's gonna be

10:35

much nicer weather it's gonna be lovely

10:37

at the new tottenham hotspur stadium

10:39

we're gonna kick your [ __ ] asses in

10:41

two months i'm very okay you're gonna

10:43

have the best version of tottenham so

10:45

good luck with that

10:46

neither of them have europe

10:49

they both

10:50

advance in fa cup yes

10:52

correct and spurs have now four games to

10:55

make up right and but and then the other

10:57

piece is arsenal still have to play

11:00

liverpool at home

11:01

yeah i mean it's a shame because i think

11:03

the thing that's sort of

11:05

really

11:06

kind of gross and terrible is and and i

11:08

this is coveted and i get it but like

11:11

people who plan

11:12

to go to that game as their big

11:15

day of the year oh i feel horrible for

11:16

the fans yeah on both sides so many

11:18

people like make the north london derby

11:20

the you make a vacation of out of it you

11:23

make it i've thought about you yeah yeah

11:25

you go to it so i mean

11:27

to not think of that and not not even to

11:29

not think about to give less than 20 i

11:32

mean basically 24 hours notice yep i

11:34

mean that is just i i sometimes wonder

11:38

these are the things that i wonder

11:40

sometimes about english football

11:43

is the

11:45

that that i think about with the nfl the

11:47

nfl would never

11:49

[ __ ] do this ever like this is a

11:53

sunday night football on the equivalent

11:56

of the of nbc on sky sports they get

11:59

gary neville they've got cara they've

12:02

got all the production they've got it

12:04

all ready and they cancel the game yeah

12:06

no [ __ ] way that would never

12:09

ever

12:10

happen and then one other point that i i

12:13

i tend to agree with gary neville on

12:14

this

12:15

gary neville made a really good point he

12:17

was like okay

12:20

why do you have a youth setup why do you

12:23

have an under 23

12:25

why are you spending all this money on

12:27

players why are you bragging about all

12:29

of that right isn't and you loaned

12:32

players out in the context of knowing

12:34

this was gonna happen this isn't to like

12:35

attack arsenal but

12:37

these teams

12:38

need to understand that

12:40

you have the players it's on the

12:41

schedule you're playing that's it no

12:44

more [ __ ]

12:46

you go deep you find your players like

12:48

as much as

12:49

as much as um so this is another the

12:53

segue into the arsenal intercities game

12:56

one thing i will notice about

12:59

city and this might be because we're

13:00

rich or whatever

13:02

guardiola never complained

13:05

about anything ever yeah it's because

13:07

you're whereas you had klopp and

13:09

what

13:10

yeah it's because you're rich

13:11

no but but liverpool and chelsea have

13:14

money okay manchester united have money

13:16

these teams all have money it's all

13:18

relative yes city has more money

13:21

but what is the damage that your coach

13:24

is doing to the team to give the players

13:26

that two percent of excuse that we're

13:28

missing players and what do you think

13:31

happens to chelsea they drop [ __ ] 20

13:34

points in the last 10 games basically

13:36

right and they're wondering where they

13:37

are right now well listen uh german

13:39

coaches don't be honest okay don't be

13:42

like how come it's not like germany i

13:44

don't have enough players go we got

13:46

players we're gonna go [ __ ] kick

13:47

their ass your your players will follow

13:49

you instead of saying uh you're hearing

13:52

your excuses uh and i'm again i don't

13:55

get in for narrative

13:57

i understand i've tweeted about this a

13:59

lot manchester city have to earn every

14:02

ounce of glory that they get no one is

14:04

going to give it to them they've got to

14:06

beat every team twice they've got to win

14:09

the league not twice in a row but four

14:11

in a row they have to stomp united until

14:13

they never come back ever again till

14:15

they till someone goes all right all

14:17

right do you have fans okay i got it

14:19

stop just back just [ __ ] let pep

14:21

leave just please just don't don't like

14:24

they're gonna the league needs to be

14:25

like just don't just don't hit me again

14:27

yeah and it needs to be like that and uh

14:30

city did that to chelsea yes at the

14:32

etihad it was not a contest

14:36

uh this was more of the same city i mean

14:39

cities methodical attack

14:42

the

14:43

hard working and i mean these big games

14:45

if i could give one player the epitome

14:47

of what it looks like and if you don't

14:49

watch city it just looks like it's

14:51

attacking bernardo silva is in your ass

14:55

every second of every game he's die he

14:58

doesn't even get the ball or make plays

14:59

or do anything he is just

15:01

in your [ __ ] shorts like you get the

15:05

ball and he goes from guy to guy he's in

15:06

the midfield just oh kante oh oh kovach

15:09

give me the [ __ ] ball i will get it

15:11

from you and kill you

15:13

and city were didn't really create much

15:15

but neither did chelsea and when they

15:17

did almost create things it was lukaku

15:21

at a form

15:22

he missed a shot

15:24

he made the wrong choice of a pass on a

15:26

couple breakaways but that was really it

15:28

for for chelsea they really didn't do

15:30

anything else and chelsea just and city

15:32

just methodically worked it until kante

15:36

of all people makes a

15:38

mistake he

15:40

rides [ __ ]

15:42

kevin de bruyne pretty hard nipping at

15:44

his nails nipping at his heels and de

15:46

bruyne in a late in the second half no

15:48

back lift shot that kepler [ __ ] him

15:51

i mean

15:53

it went past him it was the classic

15:55

kepper where it's like wait a minute

15:57

hold on on second thought why did that

15:58

get past you well hold on

16:01

he got first in the first half

16:04

kappa was the man of the match

16:06

well right yes city did create so

16:08

listen we give him a lot we give him we

16:10

give chelsea a lot of [ __ ] yeah i have

16:12

to say that in the first half of that

16:14

game i woke up i watched it i was

16:17

extremely surprised and impressed with

16:19

keppa and it was almost like they had

16:21

spent 70 million on the man but um you

16:24

know he he was decisive he was not

16:27

that's the thing is that like

16:29

you could see that he basically had the

16:31

yips for a year and a half there right

16:33

he was an [ __ ] and then he had [ __ ]

16:35

a few things up so therefore he had a

16:37

you know i mean the the

16:39

save on greelish is incredible yeah

16:41

yeah yeah yeah agreed so i mean you know

16:44

he he kept chelsea in the game for as

16:46

long as he could so i feel like he he

16:48

bought that one you know i think he's

16:49

allowed to have it it's not as if like

16:51

it went through him right it was doing a

16:53

great job he took a step the wrong way

16:55

it had no back lift but when you look at

16:58

just look at it again it's just like oh

17:00

it's not that far in the corner but he

17:02

did get wrong he got wrong footed he got

17:04

wrong but city basically that's chelsea

17:06

gone they're 13 points behind yeah uh

17:09

they're in a really bad run of form the

17:11

lukaku thing with tukel is weird

17:14

basically tuku called him out in a press

17:16

conference just like hey you got to hold

17:17

up the ball you can't lose the ball and

17:19

that's what lukaku did said his name

17:21

specifically

17:23

weird uh it's already unraveling for him

17:26

that was odd

17:29

yeah that's weird like i mean obviously

17:31

i know the abram the fight and

17:32

abramovich's don't have uh uh

17:34

historically long leash with managers

17:37

you seem to think he's already on the

17:38

hot seat though

17:40

if he keeps losing like this sure he'll

17:41

get fired why not yeah yeah

17:44

i mean

17:45

listen

17:47

i i don't want to be like completely

17:49

reactionary but this is a team

17:52

uh let's see not counting let me just

17:54

look in the league really quickly as i

17:56

hunt this down

17:58

in the premier league they have

18:01

one win in five yeah i know i know and

18:04

six excuse me so it's bad i mean it no

18:07

no it is it is

18:08

is there anything to be said for

18:11

all of i mean look

18:12

he's got 10 excuses it's a matter of

18:14

which one he wants right he's been using

18:16

that's the problem is that he's blaming

18:18

people now yeah yeah it's getting it's

18:20

this sort of

18:22

we don't have enough fuel to get across

18:24

them today the land what am i supposed

18:26

to

18:27

are beautiful these are very fast but

18:30

no shells no it's all just to use them i

18:32

built the attacks the tanks are great

18:35

[Laughter]

18:37

yeah i mean the russians have uh have

18:40

built 40 for every one of mine as the

18:43

season wore on and we knew that afcon

18:45

would be looming

18:47

from the liverpool point of view

18:48

we sort of by the way we you didn't want

18:51

to admit it yet

18:52

it was manchester city's title to lose

18:55

and they are refusing to even entertain

18:58

the notion they've so simply put the

19:00

[ __ ] pedal to the gas they have

19:02

so

19:03

okay

19:04

here you go

19:05

you are a you are two points and a game

19:09

behind liverpool

19:10

so effectively between three and five

19:12

points most likely

19:14

you're comfortably ahead of west ham

19:17

for fourth you're comfortably in the

19:19

champions league places you're in the

19:20

knockout round in the chat they could

19:22

still win the champions you can still go

19:23

win the champions you can still go in

19:25

the league cup you can still go in the

19:26

fa cup i don't buy for a second that two

19:29

goes on the hot seat i think he needs to

19:30

shut the [ __ ] up i think he needs to

19:32

relax

19:34

um yeah but i think i think the funny

19:37

thing about it is

19:39

he's having

19:40

somewhat the same problems that that uh

19:43

well he's had he's having the same

19:45

problems they had last year and last

19:47

year it was with havertz and werner and

19:49

this year it's with lukaku something

19:51

about that setup is not working there is

19:54

a striker curse and as morata shevchenko

19:58

and fernando torres will tell you

20:01

at west ham basically the only at

20:03

chelsea the only [ __ ] striker whoever

20:05

did well is diego costa all the other

20:07

ones they're [ __ ]

20:08

yeah i mean but i mean since yeah but uh

20:12

we we talked about west ham really

20:15

barfing up an opportunity uh tough game

20:18

leads they got they got the leads game

20:20

they got the game from leeds where he's

20:21

like oh [ __ ] leeds are going to go do

20:23

leads again uh arsenal we know did not

20:25

play your beloved tottenham didn't and

20:28

now we can we can sort of get into do we

20:30

want to get into raffle do you want to

20:31

talk about united let's talk about

20:32

united because that's in the in the top

20:34

four race i've got some a piece to say

20:36

about the top four in general and then

20:37

uh and then yeah i'm interested to get

20:39

into rafa and what we think is going to

20:41

happen next year so first half basically

20:45

united come out and they are good i

20:48

almost said this was the best

20:51

aside from maybe one of the other uh

20:54

there's a cat here one of the other

20:55

early ragna games this was the best

20:58

united

20:59

performance for 25 minutes they pressed

21:02

the [ __ ] out of aston villa

21:05

aston villa were not there they were

21:06

having a lot of trouble

21:08

bundia was making mistakes they just

21:10

couldn't seem to get moving uh a lot of

21:13

pressure a shot that could have been

21:15

offside but ming's played him on uh

21:17

cavani gets in the way of martinez he

21:19

yaks it

21:20

and they get a goal then another break

21:23

and another move can't get out of the

21:24

way

21:25

another break and another move in

21:26

fernandez gets them a goal and they're

21:28

up two

21:30

late in the second half um

21:33

sorry in the first half wait let me let

21:35

me i went a little bit too fast first

21:38

half is very dominant united second half

21:41

gerard's like

21:43

you [ __ ] better get this done

21:45

this is not acceptable yeah not okay

21:48

okay uh he takes off kanza brings on

21:50

courtney house

21:52

second half united uh aston villa are

21:55

much much better they are at it they are

21:57

pressing they are like okay what and

22:01

they're creating all the chances all of

22:03

them

22:04

they are completely on top of united and

22:06

united are beginning to look like

22:09

what they had looked like cavani had

22:11

clearly run out of gas he was pressing

22:13

early this kid alanga was really really

22:16

good for united he gave them energy

22:18

there was and greenwood was really good

22:20

on the outball

22:21

they get

22:22

they're building up they're having a

22:24

shot

22:25

then fernandez they break

22:29

fernandez scores a goal

22:31

to really put

22:33

you know fred does a really good job of

22:34

intercepting a ball makes the pass uh to

22:38

to fernandez it was sanso they're trying

22:41

to play off in the back and make a

22:42

mistake and united capitalizes on it and

22:44

boom they're up to nil they look great

22:46

they're cruising they've got this

22:49

not so fast my friend

22:51

um

22:54

gerard makes

22:56

substitutions he brings on philip

22:59

coutinho for samsung who just to make a

23:01

mistake so coutinho comes on does the

23:03

heroic thing starts getting on the ball

23:06

nothing's really changing but they're

23:07

starting to create things they're in the

23:09

ascendancy united can't string balls

23:11

together it is a

23:13

disaster like you don't even you're la

23:15

it's laughable they can't hold the ball

23:17

they've lost control of this game

23:19

then um

23:20

chuck

23:24

comes on for danny ings which is also a

23:26

fun one carney they call him carney and

23:28

jacob ramsey scores in the 77th minute

23:31

so both changes affect things coutinho

23:33

assists on ramsay's goal and then scores

23:36

in the 81st minute

23:38

uh from an assist for ramsey so jacob

23:41

ramsey and coutinho are combining they

23:43

get their goals

23:45

and bring it level and they really have

23:47

a shot in the last

23:48

second uh

23:50

to score and win but um

23:53

coutinho can't bring it home

23:55

really really good villa again villa are

23:58

now in that space

24:00

where

24:01

the performances

24:02

are not as good

24:05

as the results

24:06

but i'll take the performances over the

24:08

results every time luca dinha was up and

24:11

down everywhere to the point that he got

24:13

cramps he was putting balls in a box and

24:15

united are still

24:17

in their united phase where it's just

24:20

they're just a mess they're almost the

24:22

same as ali now i do want to give

24:25

some credit to united for the united

24:28

doomsayers the problem with united early

24:31

on was that they just gave up goals all

24:33

the time now

24:35

they don't give up much they did today

24:37

but now they can't score

24:38

[Laughter]

24:40

so so if you look at their premier

24:42

league results they've got like three or

24:44

four clean sheets since ragna came on so

24:46

that part of the he's he's gotten

24:48

together but now they can't seem to

24:50

score or have control of the games at

24:53

all uh i think one of the things that

24:55

was really

24:56

crazy to me about this game was

24:58

late mid second half on to the end of

25:00

the game

25:01

after the fernandez goal they couldn't

25:03

hold on to the ball yeah that's what i

25:05

was gonna say like you kind of can't

25:07

really

25:08

there's a there's a counter punch that

25:10

is thrown at them and it lands almost

25:12

every time now yep right like they're

25:13

not ready for

25:14

uh look you're you're up a goal with

25:18

25 minutes left this is going to shock

25:20

you but they're going to really throw

25:22

everything they have at you now to try

25:23

and get it they seem to always be

25:25

hanging on

25:26

right yeah they just don't

25:29

they either get tired or they don't have

25:32

a way

25:34

to up their levels

25:36

to sort of wrestle back control in these

25:39

games they just don't have a and a

25:42

united fans will laugh and be like yeah

25:44

no [ __ ] they don't have a midfielder

25:48

that is true

25:49

uh but they just lost the ball over and

25:51

over again and again villa

25:53

just hats off to them they deserve to

25:55

win

25:56

or maybe a draw was fair not sure but

25:59

villa played well and i think

26:01

you know again

26:03

gerard has something

26:05

he's

26:07

to me grabbed the scruff of the neck of

26:09

a villa

26:10

and either someone in their hierarchy

26:13

wanted this to happen or he's making it

26:15

happen getting coutinho getting dyna and

26:18

being like oh

26:20

steven gerrard wants those players i

26:21

guess we go get them or they're working

26:23

together and sort of trying to move up

26:25

but it seems weird because he was at

26:28

rangers i don't think they wanted to

26:30

fire dean smith it seems like he's come

26:32

in and be like

26:33

let's [ __ ] go let's go and his and is

26:36

riling up the club yeah and and forcing

26:39

them to

26:40

get players that are top level without

26:42

question i mean

26:45

they're not wanting for funds right they

26:47

used

26:48

they they smartly probably spent all of

26:50

the grealish money right

26:53

and a couple others yeah sure and and

26:55

they spread it out and fine but at the

26:57

same time it's these this is a club who

27:00

is interested in

27:02

going improving yeah right and so this

27:04

is a club by the way coutinho is on loan

27:07

you know what he costs you nothing a

27:08

wage check yeah right so so that's

27:11

something where this is they're not

27:12

breaking the bank deena was 25 million

27:14

which i think is fair market value he's

27:16

quite a good left back

27:18

and wing back um and he got he basically

27:21

he probably got a cut-rate deal out of

27:22

him out of everton because rafa wouldn't

27:24

[ __ ] play him which gosh that's

27:26

that's an interesting segue in a second

27:28

because what if what if uh he just

27:30

waited another week um

27:32

but yeah i mean there's there's a lot to

27:34

be had there as farmersville has been

27:35

and good and fun to watch right really

27:38

good to watch but their ambition they go

27:40

you know what this 20 million is going

27:42

to make a difference and it's in the p l

27:44

we can we can fit this in

27:46

sorry mike as opposed to somebody that i

27:48

[ __ ] know in the top half of the

27:50

premier league table whose name will

27:51

remain remain famous remain nameless

27:54

so that that then does go to the everton

27:56

game and rafa benitez as of this

27:58

recording has been fired duncan ferguson

28:02

is now in charge big dunk again again

28:04

he's back uh in charge of the team and

28:06

yeah he'll he'll get a good performance

28:08

out of the team they'll they'll feel

28:09

good but apparently politically

28:12

you know and and you can go back and

28:14

look at these things if you're like deep

28:15

into the club

28:16

rafa was in a power struggle and got the

28:19

medical team fire the head of medicine

28:21

and the director of football fired they

28:23

all left the team

28:25

and he iced out denia

28:28

they sell him

28:30

and then they fire rafa yeah that is not

28:35

a sign of good organization so okay this

28:38

is a knee-jerk reaction to a loss to the

28:40

what we think is comfortably normal at

28:42

last place anymore but the worst team in

28:44

the league yeah so

28:46

if you basically are i i don't

28:49

understand how you can you say this a

28:51

lot

28:52

if you're gonna fire the guy right this

28:54

actually we were talking about it with

28:55

dean smith

28:58

got the win and then was fired because

29:00

they knew they were they knew they were

29:02

gonna fight

29:03

so did you really

29:05

like was there like is it double secret

29:07

probation for [ __ ] for rafa here like

29:10

was that loss so bad that you had to

29:12

just pull the trigger right now

29:15

because you didn't think that

29:17

three days ago think it through they

29:18

didn't think it through

29:20

but you didn't think it three like was

29:22

this not even potentially an option i

29:24

don't i don't know i have so many

29:26

questions for everything so i think so

29:28

but but the questions are is the

29:30

question goes back even further you

29:32

cannot hire rafa benitez for your team

29:34

because the like we've talked about

29:37

in european soccer especially in the

29:39

premier league

29:40

less so i think the fans are one of the

29:43

pillars of the team like you cannot

29:45

ignore them

29:46

people don't forget they they don't

29:48

forget

29:50

they don't play music in the stands they

29:52

don't

29:52

do anything like that there's no like

29:54

defense the fans are most you know

29:57

they're they go on the road they follow

29:59

the team

30:00

if you don't have them on side

30:03

you are [ __ ] yeah and rafa was okay

30:07

when he was winning and they got they

30:09

were okay then he was okay

30:12

when

30:13

you know there was a lot people gave him

30:15

benefit of the doubt dominated calvary

30:16

lewin's out all year

30:19

but

30:20

calvert lewin came back

30:22

the icing out of denia i think was a bad

30:25

with the everton fans they're like wait

30:27

a minute

30:28

this dude's awesome like what are you

30:29

doing yeah the rondon bring in and him

30:32

not doing anything the style of play is

30:34

not right and then this

30:38

his dna

30:40

the one of the things we both love about

30:42

premier league football is

30:44

this stuff matters like it's the team is

30:46

the team and you have to be

30:49

in the everton lane and it's not clear

30:51

always what it is it just is like not

30:54

him then who i don't know but not him

30:57

you know

30:59

and spurs can be like this too and and

31:01

by the way spurs and everton are very

31:03

similar

31:04

teams and and ethos

31:06

yeah status wise right and and there's

31:09

actually an appreciation amongst ever to

31:10

evertonians and tottenham fans uh and

31:13

including myself i i love it i love a

31:15

good evertonian nonetheless everybody

31:17

does i think everton is one of these

31:18

teams that people like yeah they're like

31:20

yeah anyway

31:23

they're

31:24

similar to spurs

31:26

mourinho comes in he gets some results

31:28

and you're like

31:30

fine

31:32

but i don't believe it

31:34

yeah yeah and then you go i [ __ ] told

31:36

you so right right so

31:39

you you know what it isn't

31:41

when you see it it's not sam allardyce

31:44

it's

31:45

it's not cumin

31:47

who was clearly trying to use everton as

31:49

a stepping stone to get the corsa which

31:51

he did

31:52

uh it's not it's it's this sort of

31:55

it you need to be organic you need to be

31:57

on the ground and rafa could be that for

32:00

everton had he not been the liverpool

32:02

coach right but because he was the

32:04

liverpool coach he could never be that

32:05

forever and very similarly with jose and

32:08

chelsea right so

32:09

you never really gave him the benefit of

32:11

the doubt and the same thing with rafa

32:13

you're like that [ __ ] he's he's

32:15

he's a snake and i i don't know when but

32:18

he will show his true [ __ ] right

32:19

there he is there he is right there yeah

32:21

there he is so they had the [ __ ]

32:23

i mean

32:24

eight months i mean it's bad like yeah

32:26

and then they had ancelotti last year

32:28

now but so let's talk about where

32:31

everton goes from here and i know a

32:33

couple of our friends in our squeaky bum

32:35

time facebook group which by the way if

32:36

you are listening to it please join we'd

32:38

love to have you in and chatting all the

32:40

things footy and all the time um

32:43

you

32:44

are much lower to the ground level on

32:47

derby county than i am oh yes i am

32:50

talk to me about the possibility of

32:53

wayne rooney

32:55

coming to the premier league okay now i

32:57

am not

32:59

actively watching derby county i have to

33:01

say that okay however

33:03

kirby county three or four years ago

33:06

frank lampard was in charge he got them

33:07

to the playoffs they almost made it to

33:09

the premier league now they had been

33:12

betting on that money to get in this is

33:14

have you heard this story before we're

33:15

gonna make it to the premier league

33:17

they don't make it

33:19

they keep hiding their financial

33:21

problems

33:22

and the grim reaper comes in the form of

33:25

covid no pun intended well maybe that's

33:27

too soon anyway it doesn't matter

33:29

nobody's dying uh anyway so and they

33:32

and they have financial irregularities

33:35

and financial problems they go into

33:37

administration which is basically they

33:38

go bankrupt and have to be restructured

33:41

and they're owned by the bank etc

33:42

whatever

33:43

they receive

33:45

two

33:46

separate points deductions

33:50

12 for going into administration into

33:52

bankruptcy

33:53

and another nine points

33:56

four

33:57

four uh financial irregularities uh and

34:00

the teams that got relegated last year

34:02

are super pissed that this didn't come

34:03

down from last season because darby

34:06

should have gone down and they should so

34:07

they're super pissed that's wick and

34:09

wonders they're like you [ __ ]

34:13

so

34:14

that's pretty funny i like that you got

34:15

the linebacker it's a striker that's who

34:17

uh that's who played yeah i can i can

34:18

find one yeah yeah um

34:21

so

34:21

now where they sit

34:24

they are on minus one goal difference

34:27

but only have i think 14 points now

34:30

they're three points off the next round

34:32

they're only i think six points off the

34:35

relegations places with a 21-point

34:38

deduction i mean it's impressive

34:40

so they are playing well i think they're

34:42

on a three-game winning streak

34:45

um they pulled one out of their ass

34:47

yesterday now for for them they're

34:49

actually out of the bottom

34:51

they have won

34:52

four of their last five and are on a

34:54

six-game unbeaten run this is an actual

34:57

good team when you look is it

34:58

championship

35:00

both okay when you look at the

35:02

championship table one team is plus one

35:05

goal difference in 23rd place

35:08

so tom lawrence scored two goals late uh

35:11

to bring them up but just the idea of

35:15

keeping this team on side

35:17

um they're doing it with defense you'd

35:19

think that wayne rooney as a

35:22

as a

35:23

you know

35:25

as a striker and an offensive player one

35:27

of the greatest premier league offensive

35:28

players of all time would be something

35:30

else but he's doing it with defense they

35:33

are fourth in a division in goals

35:35

against and they are with a with a heavy

35:38

side of englishness if i may yeah i mean

35:40

it's dirty

35:42

it's fighting and and you would expect

35:44

it from rooney rooney is a street baller

35:47

rooney is famously

35:49

36 years old he came up the same season

35:53

and is the same age as james milner look

35:55

at them next to each other yeah one

35:57

person is decidedly a drunken alcoholic

36:00

footballer and one of them has never had

36:02

a drink in his life and that's james

36:03

milner yeah no one ever would ever make

36:06

a boring wayne rooney account on twitter

36:08

but there is a boring james miller

36:10

account on twitter which is very funny

36:12

so

36:14

talk to me about wayne rooney for

36:16

everton because and whether it's right

36:17

now whether it's right now or whether

36:19

it's at the end of the season because

36:20

again everton or wobbling they're on 19

36:23

points they're not necessarily all the

36:25

way safe i think it's talking about

36:27

thursday too much of a

36:30

frank lamp hard thing it's too soon it

36:33

needs to be another season it needs to

36:35

be he stays keeps them

36:38

up does another season

36:42

benny can be because what you don't want

36:44

to have happen is

36:45

he's got this individual group they're

36:48

living off of his gravitas as a player i

36:50

think we we talked about it with gerard

36:53

right he's brought a level of

36:55

that's [ __ ] wayne rooney yeah right

36:58

he's bringing he's sleeping with

36:59

grandmas i mean he's crazy

37:02

but he when he walks into the room he

37:05

commands the room right he's got it

37:08

and and

37:09

i don't know

37:11

and this is not to take away anything

37:12

that lampard did at a as a player he

37:14

does not have the charisma didn't have

37:17

the walk into the room and you could

37:19

grab some the best player by the scruff

37:20

of the neck and go you're listening to

37:22

me now right i do not feel that from uh

37:27

we're just we're on the other side of

37:28

the [ __ ] pond there's a little too

37:30

much scouse manager love going on right

37:33

now between gerard and and lamp between

37:36

uh rooney and gerard you've got a red

37:39

and an evertonian both from liverpool

37:41

both in these moments of great um but

37:44

like

37:45

i can appreciate moments

37:48

i did get into an argument with arlo

37:49

white because he said something oh wow

37:51

amazing with with derby county i said if

37:54

wayne rooney keeps darby county in the

37:57

championship that'll be bigger than

37:59

istanbul and leicester city and he was

38:01

like wait wait

38:02

stop he agreed he agreed on istanbul but

38:06

he was not with me on leicester i was

38:07

like

38:08

did lester have a 22 point gap i've

38:10

given i've given arlo some [ __ ] he's a

38:12

good sport but

38:14

you know what i would i would defend

38:16

that that stance if i were him too you

38:18

don't let you don't get the [ __ ] on my

38:19

last or city season yeah they did have

38:21

to they did have to uh they did have to

38:23

beat some really good teams but it's

38:25

their fault that we're in the state

38:26

we're in because they pissed off all the

38:28

big teams to spend all this money i

38:29

blame lester had a regular team just won

38:32

the league that year nothing would have

38:33

gone crazy like tottenham

38:36

god if you'd have won that title

38:38

i wouldn't give i would we wouldn't have

38:39

a show i wouldn't give a [ __ ] i'd be

38:41

like you know what we won one title i'm

38:43

gonna die soon probably and it's gonna

38:45

be fine

38:46

right it's your title that's your title

38:48

by the way

38:49

1961 was the last time that [ __ ]

38:51

happened i wouldn't give a [ __ ] if

38:53

tottenham didn't win anything the rest

38:54

of my life which by the way they may not

38:57

they'll win something they'll win

38:59

they'll want something yeah so we've

39:00

covered it all wayne rooney to everton

39:02

you heard it here first it's definitely

39:04

gonna happen uh i would recommend it i

39:06

want it to happen

39:08

because i want everton to be in that i

39:11

want to see everton on the schedule go

39:14

this is going to be goodison park i

39:16

don't want this i don't want that smoke

39:18

that's the everton i love watching right

39:21

and and

39:22

i haven't seen it probably for five or

39:24

six years at yes

39:26

i think and i missed it there was there

39:28

was a half a season under marco silva

39:30

that went wrong there was the lukaku

39:33

uh martinez seasons they are looking at

39:36

martinez coming back that is an option

39:38

he may

39:39

find he may leave belgium and come back

39:41

to that i mean by the way

39:44

you want to might as well you want a

39:45

name from the past revel morrison plays

39:48

for [ __ ] derby

39:49

the criminal minded ravel morrison out

39:52

of men united famous for being a killer

39:55

i don't know if roberto martinez is a

39:57

bad fit for everton i don't like him as

39:59

a coach i certainly didn't love when he

40:00

was his name was being thrown around

40:02

with tottenham in the offseason but

40:06

why would you stay with belgium at this

40:08

point why would belgium stay with him

40:09

and by the way if i'm if i i'm leaving

40:11

belgium's over they're done yeah they're

40:14

done

40:14

i'll let him i'll i'll let i'll let

40:16

tyrion have that job listen

40:18

international football is is

40:20

unpredictable if it's anything you could

40:22

luck into a hot streak but you certainly

40:25

are your days of the the golden

40:26

generation being his favorite being a

40:28

tough oh yeah no you have the talent to

40:30

compete with anybody on any day no i

40:32

think i think that time is not because

40:33

the defense got too old no that's what

40:35

i'm saying you can't put jan and toby

40:37

still out there christ they do i know

40:39

and vermont yeah

40:42

yeah

40:44

right and moon is getting old you know

40:46

so yeah

40:48

30 and has knocks and i will say this

40:51

again

40:52

the greelish buy makes more sense when

40:54

you think of him as a replacement for

40:57

kevin de bruyne completely no absolutely

40:59

yeah

41:00

um yeah i mean

41:01

i don't know so let's talk about the

41:03

games coming up because

41:05

some games so here's the thing

41:07

we've talked a little bit about how you

41:09

know obviously talking about four games

41:10

in hand there's let's see let's see uh

41:13

liverpool assuming that i think this was

41:15

technically match week 22. how the [ __ ]

41:17

anybody keeps this straight this season

41:19

god bless them but based on the most

41:22

number of games played is city and

41:23

chelsea and west ham and a few others i

41:25

think nope that's it uh 22.

41:27

so you've got liverpool with one game in

41:29

hand arsenal with two totten with four

41:32

men united wolves brighton all with

41:34

three currently have five leicester also

41:36

before and yeah and if you go all the

41:37

way down to the bottom of the table

41:38

they're in last place burnley but it's

41:40

because they haven't played five games

41:42

norwich city is two points ahead of them

41:44

with four more games played so as much

41:47

as that win is huge yes

41:49

are you kidding like they really need to

41:52

start putting points away if they're

41:53

gonna be serious about this but hey i'm

41:55

all for a four-way relegation battle

41:58

with with you have to count wofford into

41:59

that so that's gonna be wacky it's gonna

42:01

be a lot of fun at the end of the season

42:02

but you've got to tip burnley right now

42:04

in fact here's a good oh no i'm not

42:07

burnley's [ __ ] no i disagree they have

42:09

four games more than than well two games

42:11

yeah

42:12

they gotta win them they got to get

42:14

points they must okay if they win yeah i

42:17

know i know if they win one of the two

42:18

games they're in hand they're tied with

42:20

watford with a better goal difference

42:22

what i'll say is this

42:23

if you have odds and i don't know what

42:26

they would be

42:27

on who's to stay up of that group of

42:29

four

42:30

right now the best bet the best value

42:33

for your money is burnley i talked about

42:35

this i talked about this so i was

42:37

chatting with a guy epl index he's

42:39

really good large oh yeah i don't know

42:41

who they are but nice guys hello apl

42:44

index

42:45

now we're saying that out of this group

42:47

of four watford norwich

42:49

newcastle and burnley

42:52

watford have the best

42:54

watford and newcastle have real goal

42:56

scorers right uh new watford's got

42:59

dennis

43:00

uh and and josh king they have actual

43:04

players their problems in the fence

43:06

and they give up too many goals

43:08

newcastle i think is a norwich city is

43:10

probably the weakest of the group

43:12

without they don't really have any goal

43:14

scoring in them at all like they

43:16

literally haven't scored any goals

43:18

the next is new castle who have wood and

43:21

say maxum men and chambers

43:24

and

43:26

yeah wilson that's what i said

43:29

they have the most

43:31

they have done the most where you feel

43:34

like it can kick on

43:35

all burnley have they don't have the

43:37

best players they're the oldest group

43:39

they lost their best goal scorer you

43:41

know i you look at it you go five years

43:43

back

43:44

chris wood has scored 10 to 12 goals a

43:46

year oh yeah for five years that's not

43:49

easy to come by what they the only thing

43:51

they have is we trust daish that's it

43:53

well and courtney

43:55

but we but he's been getting hurt all

43:56

the time yeah yes

43:58

now in terms of expected goal difference

44:01

per 90

44:04

burnley are the best of the group

44:06

but they not

44:08

they're not they've given up more goals

44:10

than you'd expect so even though leads

44:13

are down there i take them out but it's

44:14

watford norwich and newcastle watford's

44:17

been making moves they've already

44:19

brought in two players so they're going

44:21

into their network to find guys they're

44:23

trying to stay up i think ranieri is a

44:26

good manager uh but the i mean we're

44:28

really in terms of talent

44:31

burnley are the weakest of the four

44:34

i

44:40

and again they've got the most games

44:41

played this is important at this

44:43

juncture of the season this matters a

44:45

lot so like i said i mean it's i think

44:47

it's close i'm not saying i'm not saying

44:49

that i think burnley will be the team

44:50

with their head above water after 38

44:52

games what i'm saying is

44:54

here's a shitty bet for you we haven't

44:56

given you one a long time burnley to

44:58

stay up

45:00

in ahead of watford ahead of newcastle

45:02

and ahead of norwich that based on the

45:05

games played right now they're one point

45:06

behind newcastle with three games less

45:09

than that i think that they can do it i

45:11

think that they can get a a sean dice

45:13

draw and they're they're 12 goals ahead

45:16

in difference i don't know when they're

45:18

when they're rescheduling but i don't

45:20

know when their next win is going to

45:21

come they have to beat watford well

45:23

that's the thing is that but then hold

45:25

on

45:26

the schedule for them is

45:28

and that's a week 17 remake the watford

45:31

game

45:32

then they have arsenal away

45:35

united at home liverpool at home

45:37

brighton away

45:39

palace away

45:40

chelsea at home

45:42

who are they beating

45:43

palace nobody could be palace

45:46

i'm awake wait wait wait hold on let's

45:48

stop

45:49

burnley are not going to be close to

45:51

favored in any game but they can do a

45:54

burnley they can punch you on the break

45:56

they can punch you on the break sure

45:58

sure and they can steal a point right

46:00

that's what i'm saying they're gonna

46:00

have to but what i'm saying is the

46:02

margins are thing here yeah razer

46:05

they've got four more chances to do a

46:07

burnley than norwich does that's all i'm

46:09

saying

46:10

right i don't know where the winds are

46:12

is what i'm saying like

46:14

but i'm not but if if i knew where one

46:17

win was on that schedule i'd put the

46:19

house on burnley to stay up right i'm

46:21

not saying that it's what it's watford

46:23

they gotta win on tuesday they've gotta

46:24

beat watford they've gotta beat norwich

46:27

yes do they play they they i'm sure they

46:28

play norwich again

46:31

six potential points right yeah they've

46:33

got it and they and brentford still i i

46:35

mean we've talked a lot about how 40

46:38

points gets you clear all that sort of

46:39

being oh it's going to be like 33 or 34.

46:42

not even we are

46:44

we are well watford is a good example

46:46

they're at the literal halfway point and

46:48

they're on 28-point pace

46:51

and they're going to stay up according

46:53

no it's going to be it's going to be one

46:55

of these teams will be better

46:57

and one of them will get to like it'll

46:59

be a the line will be like 35

47:02

35 in newcastle and it's very likely if

47:04

possible uh possible if i guys say that

47:07

that's them but like i said just looking

47:09

at the math and the numbers right now

47:11

throw a couple of bucks on burnley not

47:12

to to be the team

47:14

at staying ahead would it shock you if

47:16

sean was the end of the day right no no

47:18

no of course not i'm saying that's a

47:20

good value and this is not knowing what

47:22

the actual odds are i'm gonna look it up

47:24

after the show but i mean

47:26

i think if and if you can find that

47:28

which i don't know either

47:30

i think it's a good bet

47:32

and let's let's segue that into from the

47:35

bottom three to the top four

47:37

conversation because we've talked until

47:39

we were blue in the face that it's a

47:40

three-team league and whatever and

47:42

chelsea are starting to slip a little

47:43

bit further from that but again

47:44

comfortably ahead of west ham for fourth

47:47

but in so much as burnley have three to

47:49

four games in hand on on watford and

47:51

norwich and newcastle

47:53

here tottenham four they they won this

47:56

weekend without kicking a ball

47:58

right they kicked that last weekend

47:59

without doing [ __ ] west ham lost and

48:02

united dropped points with villa so now

48:05

you've got

48:06

you know and and arsenal are firmly

48:08

right there but you still have two more

48:10

games in hand by the way one of them is

48:11

burnley

48:12

so um

48:14

you've got lester coming up on wednesday

48:16

which is a big game lester also by the

48:18

way should be noted also on 18 games

48:20

played

48:21

um but you've got

48:23

four more games than current fourth

48:25

place holder west ham and you're only

48:27

four points back

48:29

you can pull a tottenham twice and still

48:31

be ahead of them

48:33

so uh i have a renewed sense of hope he

48:37

said foolishly for spurs to finish that

48:39

fourth spot only because

48:41

the rest of the league is looking at me

48:43

shaking me back and forth and saying

48:45

take it you stupid bastard nobody else

48:47

wants it four to seven i don't know how

48:49

to read those european odds burnley are

48:51

four to seven

48:53

to go oh

48:55

oh that's not that great to not go down

48:58

according to the bookies norwich are one

49:00

to fourteen

49:01

return a championship followed by

49:02

wofford and burnley at four to seven

49:05

yeah to get relegated i'm saying yes to

49:07

get regular relegated yeah i'm saying to

49:09

stay up i think so i think that they've

49:11

got good odds but anyway um

49:14

united

49:15

for the love of christ

49:17

i'm sitting here week after week saying

49:18

it's going to be united of course it's

49:20

going to be yeah i don't think it's

49:21

going to be united i think it's i don't

49:23

think remember we i can't in good

49:25

conscience say that anymore no when

49:26

ranya came in we looked at the schedule

49:28

like they could not lose until

49:30

march city

49:32

yeah that's gone out the window now

49:34

right out the window

49:35

they've they've they've dropped points

49:37

in three of the last five games what the

49:40

[ __ ] are you doing you know you're

49:41

making idiots out of us we do that a

49:43

good enough job already but i mean spurs

49:45

for as much as they're in turmoil right

49:48

now as well by the way here we are in

49:50

july

49:51

january 17th i haven't bought anybody

49:54

right so so we're gonna learn a hell of

49:56

a lot

49:57

about spurs

49:58

uh on february 1st what are the odds

50:01

kante doesn't make it

50:03

finishes the season and leaves very good

50:05

and i told you on the last show i told

50:07

you on the last show where do i think

50:08

he's going united i would not be

50:11

surprised at all

50:13

which you know what then the fever dream

50:14

of pochettino coming back it comes back

50:16

in my head a little bit and i'm sort of

50:18

already talking myself into this but

50:19

listen

50:20

i think

50:21

there's a good chance that

50:24

spurs

50:25

find their way falling ass backwards

50:27

into fourth place it's not gonna kante

50:30

goes okay seriously though if we're

50:31

gonna compete in champions league and

50:33

for top four this is what i need and

50:35

levy tells him to kick rocks and he goes

50:37

[ __ ] you i'm going to united and i'm

50:39

going to take the fourth spot next year

50:40

here's here's where i think it is

50:42

i think that teams that have the most

50:44

cohesion the most

50:47

spirit

50:48

the most connectivity and it needs it

50:50

and for spurs i think it needs to come

50:52

from kante kante needs to find his

50:54

fighting spirit i think it's arsenal and

50:57

spurs for that fourth slot because again

51:01

the arsenal thing

51:03

with

51:04

the youth

51:06

if you would have told me that gabrielle

51:08

and [ __ ] ben white and ramsdale would

51:10

be locking [ __ ] up they don't

51:13

give up goals yeah

51:15

wait you said that

51:17

yeah i did the beginning of the season

51:18

no but i'm saying like

51:20

i didn't know i just sort of was just

51:21

looking at the numbers but those two

51:23

dudes with ramsdale they just are a

51:26

[ __ ] and uh

51:28

the underrated one

51:30

yasu that they're not [ __ ] around hey

51:32

i remember you said it because spurs

51:34

ended up passing on him when they got

51:36

emerson

51:36

and you said that they would come to rue

51:38

that and i at the same time i i didn't

51:40

open right or

51:42

no tell me because tomiasu was sign

51:44

still delivered to the other part of

51:46

north london if they wanted and spurs

51:48

said thanks anyway we're gonna get this

51:49

kid from barcelona oh i think the

51:51

problem was there was a little bit of

51:53

beef about geishas in world war ii sunny

51:56

just didn't want the japanese player

51:58

because his grandmother was raped by

51:59

soldiers oh jesus

52:05

it's a family story in the sun family he

52:08

just was like don't you [ __ ] bring

52:09

any japanese people onto my team and

52:11

that's how i'm gonna end the show all

52:13

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