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  1. Richard Murray's ThoughtCloud Tiger Tiger , Marca Worst 11 2018 , MUFC needed system 2018-2019 , PSG/Brasil needed system 2018-2019 , CONCACAF Womens Championship reflect the same reality in either gender in CONCACAF , Sarri Chelsea part 2 , My UEFA CL champion pick , 2018-2019 uefa womens champions league round of 8 to final thoughts , Womens Soccer in the USA , AWCON2018 World Cup 2019 entries , The Glyne Dame , 2019 Womens World Cup Draw and Ettie , 30 years from now , 2018-2019 uefa mens champions league round 16 , beInMourinho , atleti-juventus2202019 , Ownership or a reply to samantha weber , ElClasico 322019 , thoughts 332019 , ajax/realmadrid352019 , my reply to samantha webber's prose on critiquing prose, Morata/Griezzman/Costa , favorite team by flag , Football Crazy Replies 89, 90 , 91 , 92 , 93 , 94 , 95 , 96, 97 , 98, 99, 100 , 101 , 102 Ownership PSG , Atletico Madrid , Inter Miami , Audio Blog Richard Murray Thoughts <Kobo>, Richard Murray Thoughts segments <Youtube> Image Blogs <Google Photos> WSplus GoalChatter Guest Blog entries Women's clubs must survive , UEFAWCL is better than NWSL in 5 reason , Botafogo Star Guest Blog entries Pereira guidance Initial Introduction When I began punditry on sport, it was confined in online locale to my material, still is. I looked and learned through various other formats or Ideas to create my own place. Past blogging, I thought to use Ebooks, my most common format. EBooks can utilize audio and are a clear way to lineate your actions. I made the Kings of London Epic Poem Series and Richard Murray's Thoughts Series reflecting that truth. But, Ebooks were and are not the most used format to messages through the internet. Sport require common channels be used, if you have not figured out how to use an uncommon channel more imaginatively while attention getting, base on saturation in sport viewers to modern media. I thought to audio blog, The Richard Murray Fanatacism Audible, while collate from some of my favorite womens soccer connections, Richard Murray's Fanatacism, or strictly from the players, The Players Say. I gained more outreach but I found myself acting in similar to what others were doing. I find myself now starting a new endeavor, in this AALBC blog entry, like the Audible but absent the strict format. Now, Richard Murray's Thoughts Version 2 is here. I will post in the comments in this blog, any are free to join me,and state my thoughts. But the content or style will now be free. I will not assume I know how best communicate to the audience or viewership,
  2. Good Morning, Good Afternoon, or Good Evening, wherever you are listening, I am Richard Murray and Welcome to my audio thoughts to the beautiful game and reply to football crazy episode 101, Footballcrazy has Kay L Murray on twitter as kaylmurray K-a-y-l-m-u-r-r-a-y Kev Egan is on twitter as Kev_Egan k-e-v-underscore-e-g-a-n and Des norris is on twitter as partidopooper p-a-r-t-i-d-o-p-o-o-p-e-r PErtinent links are in the transcript in my African american literary book club blog post linked in the description to this video before I speak on the show... In Womens Soccer... Congratulations Olympique lyonnais for winning the coupe de france, one last trophy this summer before the world cup https://twitter.com/OLfeminin/status/1126206773386448899 I enjoyed Hedvig Lindahl's time as Chelsea keeper, great keeper for me, nice technologically aware player, strong mom, team leader and savior. Great player, she must be picked up by some team. Her farewell speech is linked in the transcript https://twitter.com/ChelseaFCW/status/1127258786476056581 Sad to see my colcheneras, atletico madrid women miss out on winning the double this year after losing in the copa del reina. But, three straight Spanish championships is a great achievement also considering how barcelona are buying bigger and bigger talent to the womens team. Aupas Atleti FOOTBALL CRAZY SEGMENT BEGINS NOW Begin to 1:12, Thomas Rongen at twitter at TRongen t-r-o-n-g-e-n is aside KAy Murray this particular edition. 1:12 English title race segment, I concur the english season had a great race at the top. I concur to Rongen's assessment that Guardiola was tough but he had the players that accepted that. Not all players accept that sort of treatment.To answer's kay's question, is guardiola the best coach, my answer is Pep Guardiola has the most willing squad to suffer through his instructions. The problem I have is that Liverpool away from home are not the same team, they are very soft. Something tells me tottenham will win. Rongen said going straight to a number nine is against Pochitenno's philosophy, but the strategy must be from any coach to win, the second winning is second to your philosophy, you commit an error as a coach and that is why i give pochitenno, a friend to mourinho, an advantage against klopp. 8:10 Ajax campaign segment, Love Rongen's stories around dutch soccer, I am not a fan to total football personally, i am a fan to jogo bonito which is about unconstrictred unrigid artistry that is free to dream or imagine through the player while also strategic fluidity or tactical unrigidity from the group. Total football side Cattenaccio, from UEFA are the antipose to jogo bonito and philosophically are where uefa teams lie between structurally. 14:15 Bundesliga segment, I don't expect Dortmund to win it, they are not competitive in my opinion to Bayern munich. Pulisic to me is in a dangerous time in his career. The fandom from the usa is very strong media wise, sponsor wise, but the english premier league I saw break down many players supposed to be wunderkinds. Good assessment to McKinney's ability to handle running absent the ball functionally. 19:50 Turkish Superlig segment, Galatapalace commonly called galatasaray versus Basaksehir is huge. My galata must win. But, they must win all the matches after, the season in Turkey is hard. 23:20 I really like the transfer talk on sportsburst on facebook with gabby amado, this summer will be special. between clubs being banned or possibly banned like Manchester city, chelsea, to players wanting moves or being moved or being tempted from neymar/bale/navas/hazard/griezzman et cetera, alot of big money movement will happen and i think more swaps than not. To my atleti in the transfer section, I don't know if my colcheneros can keep griezzman/morata/diego costa but if we keep the midfield and defensive roster, absent godin, I will like Lukaku/Willian Jose to be brought in two leave, one of them if one leave. If all three, griezzman/morata/diego costa leave atleti my third will be cavani. Some laughed on my sportsburst post when i suggested three number 9's but Atleti play in a deep counter attack. we need three players who have power from the back, who have the athleticism to run from the back with speed or power. Atleti isn't a possession team so I think three number nine's up top assuming griezzman will go is what I want. To the womens game, i hear winds that Barcelona want to snag Ada Stolsmo. Olympique Lyonnais women have won three and a possible four straight Champions leagues, the current final is my OL against... barcelona. Considering Ada hegerberg wants to keep lifting the womens game, having a much higher contract from Barcelona will be purposeful. I don't know if OL will get into a money battle with barcelona, but Ada is irreplaceable in terms of the team balance so the coming champions league final will lead to an OL win but the coming transfer season will be a huge test to OL's desire to remain a big financial player in the women's game. 23:43 La Liga segment, Zidane was correct in my view to come early , before the summer in Real MAdrid, was wise. absent Talisman CR7 the players as a group or individually are not the same. We will learn if Zidane is able to find a great team balance to compete on three fronts with a squad he is only partially in control of rosters. Great questions from Rongen concerning what we will learn about zidane's management. Kay asked why did Zidane come back. I see it, paraphrasing her, he likes it. If Zidane Real Madrid part 2 is like mourinho chelsea part 2 then it will start great and have a bad fallout. Real Sociedad's Ander Barrenetxea got a great shoutout from Ray Hudson and Kay Murray. For the fourth spot, it is still up for grabs for getafe, valencia, sevilla, sevilla need getafe side valencia to lose. The odds are against but Valencia with a win have the best advantage. 35:52 Ligue 1 Segment, Thanks for informing me about OLympique lyonnais needing Chelsea to win the Europa League to get an automatic spot in the uefa champions league group stage if they place in the third spot. 36:57 Serie A segment, technique,tactics, insight, personality, Rongen stating Atalanta have all four throughout the team. It is nice to see them, I hope the club can keep the manager. 42:48 La Liga relegation segment, Rongen admits as a player he was less respectful to the rules of the game that he demands as a coach. Love his honesty. I am glad Rongen admitted that at the end of the day the Win is all that truly counts. 43:29 Promotion segment, can't wait for brest to rise in ligue 1... yes sinful 44:39 MLS segment, Rongen explains being a young coach mid to late thirties considering FC Cincinnatti's current young coach, I am happy he admitted heirarchy's exist in rosters. All players are not the same at any time period. Next Goal Wins Movie is a very nice and certainly underrated story about how he aided the american samoa film , it is linked in the transcript http://nextgoalwinsmovie.com/ POWER RANKINGS 10 headbands- Neymar, Ninja Neymar 9 Ander Barrenetxea 17 year old goal scorer 8 Real Sociedad women- Copa Del Reina winner 7 Turkish SUperlig title race 6 Atalanta still in the confederation race 5 Copa Libertadores draw Cruzeiro versus River Plate 4 English domination in uefa confederation cup finals 3 MAne Salah Aube CAF players scoring goals in England 2 MCFC another title in england 1 Godin! the legend in the back, I will never forget him, now he is back with Miranda In Amendment I think a larger issue to post career finances must occur for players. The players at the top of the heap are making millions in salary and more millions in sponsorships such that they are not in danger, but most players end their career financially uncertain. I ask all , in the womens or mens game to consider post career financing being prepared for in contracts Thank you LINK https://www.beinsports.com/us/football-crazy/news/peps-city-pips-liverpool-to-go-back-to-back-f/1192072
  3. My thoughts and Reply to Womens Soccer/Jogo BOnito/Football Crazy episode 100 Good Morning, Good Afternoon, or Good Evening, wherever you are listening, I am Richard Murray and Welcome to my audio thoughts to the beautiful game and reply to football crazy episode 100, Footballcrazy has Kay L Murray on twitter as kaylmurray K-a-y-l-m-u-r-r-a-y Kev Egan is on twitter as Kev_Egan k-e-v-underscore-e-g-a-n and Des norris is on twitter as partidopooper p-a-r-t-i-d-o-p-o-o-p-e-r PErtinent links are in the transcript in my African american literary book club blog post linked in the description to this video before I speak on the show... In Womens Soccer... Congratulations to my Atleti for becoming the tricampeonas , three time champions of spain. The copa del reina is later this week and Barcelona are not in it. It will be the first double in atleti women history. Congratulations to my OL for becoming the champion of France for the thirteenth straight time. The coupe de france will be later this week , and Paris saint germain is not in it. The UEFA champions league final is against Barcelona. OL better be careful, against this virgin finalists. But if Lyon win it will be their fourth straight, like the first four-peat from real madrid men. Congratulation to my Turbine potsdam for being the best of the rest under the top two. where most womens only sides have failed in the sister club era, or been reduced to lower tiers , Turbine potsdam exist as one of the few in the western u.e.f.a. leagues and the highest rank among womens only clubs. Proud to still be a fan. ... I am a fan because , before atleti/chelsea/gladbach/ol/santos/botafogo or other mens teams had developed sister programs the fraun bundesliga stood alone as the best league in the world, and had no sister clubs. Congratulations on my gladbach feminine for another fight in the first tier in germany, next year the second tier but i expect them to go straight back in and hopefully stay up this time, keeping learning Fohlen elf Keep fighting my Brescia Calcio Femminile who need to get second to promote and have two games left to play. Promotion from the Lombard league Forza Leonessa INAC kobe had a rough start to the season and sit fifth in the l league table of japan but the season is long. Santos women current braisilerao feminino champions are leading atp the A1 table, with twenty one points from seven matches Botafogo women are sitting at the bottom of their group in A2 . Season is ending in u.e.f.a. and early FOOTBALL CRAZY SEGMENT BEGINS NOW Begin Spursy segment, Tim stannard is in for Kev Egan, Tim stannard is in twitter as LaLigaLoca l-a-l-i-g-a-l-o-c-a I loved his , do a zidane, do nothing in the academic year and have an great test result at the end of something Tottenham is like Liverpool , two teams who rotate little, put a lot of energy in an attacking system and have breathing moments late in the season. 4:14 EPL top 4 segment, Liverpool under Klopp are pushing hard for a double. It is down to the last game in england. But oddly enough, Liverpool can still not lift a trophy. I don't expect MCFC to lose against Brighton but it can happen. Sarri's led chelsea has continued to do what he did in Napoli. He never won a trophy but he kept the team in the uefa champions league places absent a global superstar but a high quality team, absent rotation. Manchester United defensively are poor, Mourinho said it last summer and that fact is why they are ending the season in the same position. The run from Ole had luck in it. England is having a nice European summer. A possible english final in both uefa champions league and europa league. Emri wants a highly thinking team but that takes time to build. The problem is that Sarri is coaching Chelsea. Chelsea are the enemy of the three headed red dragon of england, liverpool, manchester united, arsenal. I think the english media will never forgive them. 15:00 is club confederation cup soccer a blessing or curse segment, UEFA Champions league or Europa League must never be rejected. The goal of any team is to improve. club confederation tournaments is a challenge to test if a club can improve itself. Many or most club owners/financially, coaches/strategically, players/technically or tactically fail but the test is worth it. 20:15 top four battles outside EPL, in spain,getafe/valencia/sevilla are battling for fourth. Kay said it best, sevilla have great attackers but poor defenders. In France, OL and Asse, saint ettiene are battling hard for third. I love Ol and I know gones despise Le Verde, but Asse have done well to grow and make the Lyon Derby a fun battle throughout. 22:50 neymar/cavani segment, the referees forced cavani to take the penalty. Neymar is the talisman of PSG, his problem is will he have a midfield that supports his game better. Maxima of OGC Nice need to find a team where he can be the foil, like when Balotelli played in the centerforward role in OGCNice. Maybe follow him to OM. 26:05 Relegation segment, Rayo, Huesca in the second spanish tier, Chimy of San Lorenzo in argentina warrant another team. Cardiff in the english tier 2. I found the careless whisper video for Mick McCarthy , thanks KAy L Murray, it is linked in the transcript, in both parts:) < part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo5qX1Yr-hQ part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvcsNXxJzQw> In retrospect, easy retrospect, Barcelona showed a lackluster desire against Celta vigo but that was the so called bench team, then the so called starting team showed a lackluster against liverpool. Barcelona needed to show the ability to defend through possession and they were unable to do it. Arthur/Coutinho/Dembele showed they are not what Barcelona are looking for. 34:22 Jamie Easton segment, When he asked solari, how is your future, my future is like the first day, i quote, nobody has told him anything about his future 35:04 bundesliga title segment, Dortmund show that the youth movement that is great with ajax, can be electrifying with liverpool can all go to the trash like dortmund usually 36:07 EPL race, Manchester City first captain in the qatari era, Vincent Kompany had a great strike. < goal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVZ4iKV8zKA interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5plTrmiapE > Liverpool has successfully pushed into the uefa champions league final and has kept the epl race to one day. I disagree with Kay, Dembele was a huge absence for Barcelona. They needed his speed, they needed his goal scoring sharpness, this season dembele was the guy who scored winners when messi/suarez did not. Stannard said a 0.001 percent chance:) that is classic in retrospect. Anfield will remember this squad. In the end, messi wasn't injured but he was tired, seemed fatigued. It is funny, in the match against Liverpool at anfield, messi had chances to go down and still didn't. I think messi does not have it in him to get all the calls when he is fouled. Liverpool played a very physical match and that was fortunate at times. 44:39 Ajax/Tottenham segment, Tottenham can win and Son will have a role to play. Ajax have a last home game of their uefa 2018/2019 run. The shame of Ajax/Tottenham/Liverpool is that you can't imagine them returning to this stage. Liverpool have used energy to get past every stage where they were at a disadvantage. but that is a tricky thing, energy, it can go against you the next season in a bad way. Ajax is the same, they have been this daring fearless club and they have overcame too, the problem is, next season, what worked this season can fall under. big summer. 46:09 Copa libertadores final round of the group stage segment, yes, three paraguayan clubs have all made it through. I can't wait for internacional porto alllegro versus river plate 47:52 Real madrid end 2018-2019 segment, I agree to the trio, Mariano has improved, aside benzema from Zidane returning but many other players are clearly in flux Though I think a loan move is better for Bale. 48:32 Mourinho segment, Didn't know Pepe has overlapping wide backs in his contract, Pepe will have a great career if he manages his contract that well. Smart man, overlapping requires a system like Jupp heynkes bayern 54:48 Transferables segment, Icardi and his wife on instagram instagram segment, smart that icardi's instagram only allow comments from friends Hazard nodded to chelsea fans he is gone. I hope he enjoys his next call 56:42 Turkish superlig segment, GALATA PALACE!!!! enjoyed the match against besiktas and now first versus second is coming as we face bashakshehir ! VIDEO links in the transcript < https://www.weibo.com/7030963893/HsQzVDQio?from=page_1005057030963893_profile&wvr=6&mod=weibotime , https://www.weibo.com/7030963893/HsQNRBMRQ?from=page_1005057030963893_profile&wvr=6&mod=weibotime , https://www.weibo.com/7030963893/HsQXzxlb4?from=page_1005057030963893_profile&wvr=6&mod=weibotime> 58:50 MLS segment, interesting case of Video assistance in DC United against Columbus Crew 1:00:44 POwer rankings 10 Gucci head bands- worn by Maxima of OGCNice, no matter what be in style 9 Claudio Pizarro - scored for werder bremen in his third stint , helping bayern from a distance 8 quagliarella- cappo capioneri- goal leader in serie a, hope he continues the luca toni modern tradition 7 topless on social media - Icardi side wife 6 Iago Aspas- scoring goals for Celta against barca b 5 Franck Lampard- Derby to the championship playoff 4 Mauricio Sarri- led The London Blue into the UEFA champions league 3 Atalanta or Getafe- getting fourth place by being better teams 2 Iker Cassilas - healthy after his heart attack 1 UEFA Champions Europa league copa libertadores! In Amendment I replied to Mike Fountains < @mikefountains> hashtag sportsburst concerning concussion people don't always see life the same way and no one way is correct, so if we are speaking about what to do, then give options, if players choose to risk, they are free to risk their lives, f1 drivers do it naturally, give them a waiver, some will choose to be automatically taken off at the sign of concussion, some will not. Now I really like the 4th substitute idea, it allows a quick continuation to play while allowing the player to be properly evaluated for however amount of time, but it can't be regular, it must be a temporary substitution that allows the player possibly concussed to be let back on once the examination is done I repeated my thought to mike fuentes ala fountains concerning concussion Mike Fuentes i agree, but if the goal is to check for concussion then the player if checked is not concussed they have to be able to get back on. I think the rules for the 4th/concussion substitution is the key. Make it a player who has to come on immediately to not break the flow of the game but it also allows the possibly concussed player to be checked for ten fifteen minutes and then if ok come back and the player came in as the 4th susbstitute is put back on the bench immediately Messi is the ... The Greatest Barcelona player Of All Time! hashtag gboat- g-b-o-a-t #GBOAT he tried to the Namath and failed I commented toward tancredi palmeri concerning league cups I think the english or french league cup can be remodeled to exist for the non uefa cl/europa league teams in the the top two flights. winner gets in the europa league. so every team in the top 2 tier of france/england will have one cup to go to uefacl/europa league/league cup https://twitter.com/tancredipalmeri/status/1123657652641435648 Thank you LINK https://www.beinsports.com/us/football-crazy/news/podcast-sarri-returns-chelsea-to-champions-le/1185787
  4. My Thoughts and Reply to womens soccer/Football crazy epsiode 99 and more Good Morning, Good Afternoon, or Good Evening, wherever you are listening, I am Richard Murray and Welcome to my audio thoughts to the womens game and reply to football crazy episode 99, Footballcrazy has Kay L Murray on twitter as kaylmurra K-a-y-l-m-u-r-r-a-y Kev Egan is on twitter as Kev_Egan k-e-v-underscore-e-g-a-n and Des norris is on twitter as partidopooper p-a-r-t-i-d-o-p-o-o-p-e-r PErtinent links are in the transcript in my African american literary book club blog post linked in the description to this video before I speak on the show In Womens Soccer... Congratulations to OLympique lyonnais women side barcelona women for reaching the uefa champions league final.I repeat from the last episode the reply from some chelsea fans was very unfair or negative to Fran kirby and bothers me a plenty.I shared a link to the golazo from Ji sO-yun whom I call lady ji, it meant a lot to her I can tell, but enjoy your team folks, no matter who they are, stop demanding they win and start supporting them no matter what. https://www.weibo.com/7030963893/HrLUfo72q?from=page_1005057030963893_profile&wvr=6&mod=weibotime INAC kobe in the nadeshiko lost their second game of the season. to be fair, the season is long in Japan so nothing to be worried about but a good start is vital if the team wants to recapture the crown after missing out in the past few seasons. FOOTBALL CRAZY SEGMENT BEGINS NOW Begin intro segment, game of thrones is a decent show but the books are better, check them out rather than the show 2:14 Villa vs Leads in the championship segment, Kev gives his adventure trying to stay tuned to the information. I love his story of when Bielsa told his team to give in the goal. Interesting, possibile strategy from Bielsa referred to from Kev Egan. Des had to mention Tri D Chess < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-dimensional_chess#CITEREFDickins1971 > he falsely labeled three dimensional chess, i wonder, have any of you ever played Kubikschach or Raumschach 5:23 Boro segment, with Kay L Murray, a wish against Derby and for her derby to get into the playoffs. 5:43 Barca segment, 8 in 11 seasons, first with Messi as captain. Congratulations to Barcelona, I do think this season will be remembered for the end of an era. I can see signs where Barcelona will weaken in the future, past this season. For me the Liverpool challenge is simple, Barcelona can not afford to lose or draw in the Camp Nou and if anything, they need to keep a clean sheet. The dominance is not a big deal to me, Real Madrid had a similar phase, Ajax a similar phase, most teams that have some sort of global profile had a time of dominance, Santos/Liverpool all had those times. The question is when they don't, who will be barca fans? fandom today is success based, not team based. Good position from Kev Egan about the fatigue in Liverpool , trying to win UEFA champions league aside the English premier league. Valverde is a great coach but he has done it absent the high speed, high quantity passing style in klopp/guardiola 11:04 PSG segment, The attack of PSG has never been bad from zlatan to Neymar but the defense from PSG is not as good at it was originally. PSG had Ancellotti first then BLanc. PRoper defense first coaches, then went to the media loved, not trophy earned Emri and tuchel. The problem isn't the players, it is the coaches strategy. Kimpembe continually have mistakes that lead to opposing goals in big cup matches. But Kehrer/Bernat are not good enough. But it stems from Tuchel, a man who never won anything with Borussia dortmund that was given the PSG controls. In some way, the Mbappe/Neymar scenario is an example of the mistake the owner made in Tuchel. I dont think a problem is the squad as much as the coach. THis summer, the matuidi/Aurier players must come back into PSG. Rennes set of players is underrated, Ben Arfa a former OL diamond who played for the top three teams of modern Ligue 1 OL/MArseille/PSG but never had the best of times in either team with an ugly segway in england or a revitalizing segway in OGC Nice, Clement grenier a former OL diamond whose bad luck injuries derailed him from leaving french clubs, finally Niang, a caen player where Pogba or KAnte came from but unlike them did not have that breakout season, his largest moment a miss while in AC Milan, that has left him a journeyman in italy usually loaned out in france. Those three players played greatly but also all had a chip on their shoulder a bit, each having a career unfortunate, in all earnest. I hope each can get a good higher money post from this. 18:11 Real Madrid segment, Zidane is vetting out the team wisely. I disagree to the three panelists, You can learn alot about players when they have no trophy to earn and they must win games simply to win in the shirt. I hope Navas go to a team like SHanghai in china, a big team in china, if Zidane must let him go by the owners move. I agree to Kay , Bale must go to somewhere he can be loved, CR7 loves Turin, for the fanbase and adoration, proper fans. But I don't think england is the answer, Southampton/Tottenham/Real Madrid and next need to be a club that can afford him that can also naturally be in contention to lift trophies. I think he can be great for Atletico MAdrid if he was affordable but based on affordability as well as current situation being trophy lifting, i say, Bayern is the best bet, but bayern is not run like that. 25:21 Italian serie a segment, Allegri for Juventus broke his cool but it is the fate from modern media to heckle those who do not succeed. It is hard to handle it kindly or positively throughout a season. I like the photos between Icardi side his wife who is also his agent. < https://video.virgilio.it/guarda-video/wanda-nara-consola-icardi-foto-piccante-sui-social_bc6030999560001 > 27:47 English EPL segment, Gary Bailey said that DeGea needed a rest. His mistake in the match against Chelsea proved the need. The shame is that Chelsea are defensively porous the entire season in their goal to defend through possession , something i have never seen done well in another team since Xavi left FC Barcelona. Kay made a great point Ole keep referring to the ferguson era but does not act that way. Ole can drop degea for poor performing if he is as a coach acting as ferguson. Kev made a good point in parallel, DeGea has been in a defensive cauldron for a long while. 36:03 4th place segment, in italy, spain, england, will be down to the last day it seems. People forget Brendan Rogers was the one who started the liverpool electric attacking era. 39:02 English table top fight segment, the Leicester City match against Manchester city is huge. Rogers if he forces a draw or loss against Manchester City will be huge for Liverpool. If klopp fails it will be massive for liverpool long term. 40:54 German bundesliga segment, Dortmund or Bayern are both lagging poorly at the end of the season, the failure in this season from bayern is in their instability 43:13 MLS segment , love the Ray Hudson audio clip mirroring the lovely wise sage, who seems 10 in the la liga commercials on beinsports, to MLS the fact that Zlatan went to apologize was stunning to hear. I love the shoutout to Dominique Wilkins. Loved him, his career had unfortune from illness 46:07 Liga MX segment 46:56 Turkish superlig segment, Istanbul did drop points but Galatapalace did not win but drew. Thus galata retain second but all is to play for in the next two matches ,the two biggest matches are going to decide the title. Galata palace face Besiktas second versus third and then they face the week after Bashakshehir current first versus second. I will be tuned, Go Galata palace!! 48:48 power rankings segment 10 sheffield united back into the top flight , Kay sang part of their song, the greasy chip butty song, which is backgrounded by the john denver hit annie's song, whenever i hear that song in modernity i think of the commercial about nature where the woman is crying, now i have the sheffield fans chant and her crying combined < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA14bKuuSms > 9 Gary Bailey twitter awakening 8 Virgil Van Djik player of the year, Raheem Sterling pfa young player of the year, Kev made a great stat attack, Manchester City has never won the player of the year and that coincide to something i derived after I read an article by RIchard keys,thank you Kev for informing, I read what he wrote and his points are valid toward LEgacies at MAnchester united or Liverpool in comparison concerning Ole, the Boot room or Ferguson,using as a binder the great, in my view, brian CLough <https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iTiIdbDBmZc , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz3XVPGWMUI&fbclid=IwAR0vTcDabbdJRIPJR5BNKGobnSmLwYNsGobI7QS4RAAYSSgnsZ90nYzUfEs > supported by things only mourinho knows that the media is gagged from saying, the Video assitant refereeing mechanism used in england or the choice before the end of the season having modern communication tools to vote for the player of the year before the season ends, the need to change the times of the player of the year if liverpool end up trophyless will be apparent but it prove how popular manchester united/arsenal/liverpool the three red lions are in the english media landscape. technologically keys is correct, but i sense a media community that is based on old popularities < https://richardajkeys.com/index.php/blog/209-why-is-van-dijk-poy> 7 cr7 600 club goals, greater than messi in speed to reaching, 10 season 60 goal mark 6 Stephanie Frappart first female referee 5 coach paco for rayo finally beat real madrid 4 uefa champions, europa leagu, concacaf champions league, conmebol copa libertadores 3 montpellier captain 42 getting one year extension 2 valverde back to back coaching led titles 1 messi the substitute scores and barca wins a title, score or assist in every camp nou game In AMendment Neymar Legacy segment, Neymar said he wanted to play for Flamengo at the MAracana and he wants to return to Santos. For me Neymar has at the club level only a Brasil serie a title, a copa do brasil. For the flag level neymar is only missing the copa america and world cup which i think he will have one half solved this coming summer and the other in qatar. If Neymar win the quintet for PSG men then he will have won the top confederation trophy for every team he ever played for, I say go to AC Milan or Shanghai Shenhua to win it all and then go back to brasil and complete his club goals in conmebol for flamengo and then return to santos to retire and go into coaching or management Neymar is very fortunate, he has what many conmebol players do not have, that being conmebol club side success before he left for money in uefa. Ronaldhino showed the way, neymar keep it up. https://twitter.com/Cynegeticus/status/1121211501648457728 Neymar is a boxer segment, I saw the video, don't make it seem like neymar is a boxer, it was the same kind of slap the president of real madrid gave cristiano ronaldo ...Ligue1 is not to blame, two ambitious players mbappe/neymar wanted to win it all but the failure was in emri tuchel who pushed away the matuidi's aurier's away and brought in the kehrer's held up the rabiot's https://thebiglead.com/2019/04/28/video-did-neymar-punch-a-fan-an-investigation/ The modern game segment, I comrpehend @kenearlys explanation or @EricKrakauer support but, the top teams always have a system, more importantly, they have the players to fill that system. The problem is seeing the counter system and having the players to fill that system, ala Leicester city I don't think luxury players are obsolete, the problem is teams dont have a squad to fit the system they are playing. this is what mou meant by klopp/pep asked for more players to fill the need. cause few players today are good enough footballers to play to any system https://twitter.com/EricKrakauer/status/1122897865397944322 https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/english-soccer/ken-early-football-s-new-age-neutralises-philosophies-of-the-past-1.3874358?mode=amp English premier league ownership segment, are the owners in the epl buying players to fit a system or buying players to increase the media exposure. if you look at MCFC or Liverpool this year, neither has a top player media wise @EricKrakauer @kenearlys are the owners in the epl buying players to fit a system or buying players to increase the media exposure.if you look at MCFC or Liverpool this year,neither has a top player media wise @EricKrakauer @kenearlys remember real madrid bought beckham/kaka and neither was system needed https://twitter.com/ManuelVeth/status/1122897175652921346 Thank you LINK https://www.beinsports.com/us/ligue-1/news/football-crazy-neymar-goes-too-far-as-psg-los/1179770
  5. My Thoughts to the Womens Game and Football Crazy Episode 98 Good Morning, Good Afternoon, or Good Evening, wherever you are listening, I am Richard Murray and Welcome to my audio thoughts to the womens game and reply to football crazy episode 98, Footballcrazy has Kay L Murray on twitter as kaylmurray K-a-y-l-m-u-r-r-a-y Kev Egan is on twitter as Kev_Egan k-e-v-underscore-e-g-a-n and Des norris is on twitter as partidopooper p-a-r-t-i-d-o-p-o-o-p-e-r PErtinent links are in the transcript in my African american literary book club blog post linked in the description to this video before I speak on the show In Womens Soccer... An interesting media note to hear from Fran Kirby the negative thoughts from others from her missed penalty. The problem I have is how the womens game is taking the best from media in the mens game but eliminating the rest. In the mens game, too many players/coaches/owners are judged unevenly and that judgement style is accepted as warranted or allowable, even though it is common. The players/coaches/owners in the womens game must change how media interact to the womens game. End the viper pit on failure culture or at least, make it far less prevalent than it is in the mens game. https://twitter.com/frankirby/status/1120253496887001091 Olympique Lyonnais defeated Chelsea 2-1 and FC BArcelona defeated Bayern Munich 1-0 in the UEFA champions league semifinals, nothing is decided though the Olympique Lyonnais advantage is far stronger, if OL get one goal, it makes the task for Chelsea massive, while Bayern munich can overcome Barcelona, especially in Bavaria. https://www.weibo.com/7030963893/HqLMzni8P?from=page_1005057030963893_profile&wvr=6&mod=weibotime FOOTBALL CRAZY SEGMENT BEGINS NEW begin intro, love the poetry on speak like shakespeare day , Kay, Kev, Des are together. Ray Hudson is not interested in seeing photos of 4 month old James:) Kev Egan's son. Des said James is a lovely addition to humanity. hilarious. Love the little ones, everyone does...I love how in the podcast they recorded ray hudson saying, don't be putin this out on that internet, classic , classic:) 2:08 MUFC segment, Gary Neville said you didn't need to name names. Ole essentially has said the same as Mourinho while mourinho was coach. Kev is wrong to be stunned by the lacking of the players in Manchester red cause Mourinho challenged all the players , pogba the most, to be better, they failed individually or collectively. Real Madrid want Pogba cause he is a money vault on a team winning trophies, filled with talent. Real Madrid knows this. I agree to Kev that the workman culture was in the club but that culture had two elements, not just alex ferguson but the player culture that has changed. Modern players are not brewed in the streets, as journeyman, they are brewed in academies where they are coddled and groomed in many ways outside mere ability and mindset. The reality is, unlike in usa based sports, where the new york knicks, dallas cowboys, new york yankees can be athletically poor and still be the fiscal dominant, manchester united can not do this. 11:01 title wins in france/italy segment,First PSG, no Mbappe is the heir to the CR7 goal killer throne. Neymar is the heir to the Messi Talisman throne. But, I concur to Kay, the masses, most who are neither functional fans or equal critiquers. I agree to KAy, Mbappe and Neymar are wise to stay in PSG. FOr Mbappe the reasoning is simple, he is french, he is winning, and winning in spain is not in the modern global media a greater than winning in france. Neymar has already proven to be great at Santos where he won the copa libertadores leading the team in a way no other player, including mbappe led a team at that age in recent times. And, he showed he was able to be a great team player, coming to barca and being a second or third at that age, showing great maturity. PSG is a project he need to finish. Neymar is a global brand that has proven himself in a way Bale never did so the comparison is false. Neymar's true club is Santos. Bale is nothing compared to neymar in terms of accomplishments. Neymar need to win the copa america and then win all trophies for PSG and then move to ... AC Milan and win the Copa Libertadores with Santos and win the UEFA Champions League with FC Barcelona/PSg/ AC Milan Second Juventus, To me Juventus under Allegri reached two finals. I think if PSG had reached UEFA champions league finals that would had been enough from prior coaches. ANyone can lose a final, but getting theree is the true sign. To get to a final proves you know what you are doing and how the team is organized.Allegri has earned another rebuild of the team. 22:23 La Liga segment, everyone knows who Lahoz is if they watched any LaLiga recently. Getafe had a huge win but even though they continued to show SEvilla's weakness in the road, the placements for the fourth position is not finished. aduriz and Now Molina prove that the development of players is not a matter of age but of settling in to your game, you never stop learning but Would Getafe be willing to make a great affordable summer youth squad instead of getting experienced players for depth, if getafe make fourth in la liga season end? Valencia's momentum make them the ones to make the fourth spot for me. 30:40 Villareal and the relegated segment, I love Kay's story on Carzola being fouled by Amera, the leganes manager told Amera to apologize to Cazorla who plays for Villareal. And, I love the subsequent story from Kev Egan and a similar though other ending story on his time in gaelic football. Celta Vigo/Villareal/Bilbao all had a time near or in the relegation zone, it is not a bad thing that in la liga midtable teams are battled by minnows to stay in the top flight 34:13 MLS segment, Atlanta United is a young organization, I think every firm needs to go through experiences to learn from them, books can not teach you experiences, they can guide you but only going through it can teach. Atlanta United had a great first season, one of the best in Major league soccer history but they are not going through the process of shifting coaches easily. The key in LA FC is that bob bradley is probably in it for the long term. Happy for Carlos Vela 37:46 EPL title race segment, Tottenham/Manchester City third match was in the citizens favor but was another rough match, maybe familiarity forced the team to play ragged. Manchester United should not be able to stop Manchester City for scoring. 41:36 PFA awards segment, I wish the player awards can occur after the season. If Manchester city win Sterling. IF Liverpool win Van DJik. 43:20 Bundesliga segment, the race is still on. very compelling between Dortmund and Bayern, essentially neither can afford to lose or draw, the one who does gives the other the win for certain. 43:33 Icardi Transfer, the focus on the show is on how an organization will handle his agent and his media ways but for me, the issue to icardi is the team. Icardi is a goal getter. He isn't someone who connects like Benzema or Suarez. He isn't a warrior like Lewandowski or Mandzukic or Lukaku or Cavani. He isn't a technician like an aguero or firminho. He is like Carlos BAcca, one of those players who will score a lot of goals if you give him opportunities but you have to give it to him, and he will wait for them in his area. So, I think the bigger key is, if Inter Milan do move him on, that he guides that movement to a team that need a goal getter but don't necessarily need another kind of player in the center forward position. When I look at big money or high profile teams I think Manchester United could use Icardi. Other big money or high profile teams either have the depth in the center forward position or play a style where they ask from the center forward a style of play not in Icardi's repertoire. Some say Real MAdrid but Icardi is not skilled enough for Real for me. Yes, Icardi could be the return of a player like Raul for Real MAdrid, but is Icardi that kind of warrior, I am not certain.Icardi is a battler but to the level of Raul, who can come of the bench and contribute over one hundred percent, I have not seen that from Icardi at times. 44:15 The La Liga top three segment, The two madrid giants are wobbling and both in need of modulation in the summer. FC Barcelona may have their last great season in the messi era cause Barcelona's pace or movement this system show some legs need to be exchanged to give them greater rest , to still more liveleness in them. Morata was clipped by the referee and I agree that the referee need to be exposed for the misbehavior that players are exposed to cheaply from media. Benzema is a great forward who is a team player, I only wish another team player, Willian was given a similar opportunity, maybe he will in a Sarri led chelsea absent hazard side others. Power Rankings 10- PSG's bench , neymar,cavani, di maria, buffon 5 a side, you can not sit with us 9- title's with caveats, PSG, Juventus 8- PAOK , first title in 31 years 7- Drake Curse is lifted, By Olympique Lyonnais, I wonder did memphis depay get drake to smoke a cigar with him 6- Chukwueze, Villareal 5- Guedes, in Valencia, scoring goals 4- Barca Backline, Lenglet, Alba, Pique 3- Liverpool set pieces, decided at half time by Klopp 2- Peppe Bordelas, Getafe who will move to SEvilla, getafe is fourth in la liga 1- Easter Weekend, Iago Aspas savior of Celta oh, this is for Gabby Amado or Kay L Murray who I think like the cultural refereces, since today is speak like shakespeare here is a formation similar to a famous poem from three women double double,hat trick trouble, yellow cards and offsides bubble, whispers in'a theater of dreams, may not be for anfield screams, who knows how much pep is needed, at least more than a klop has seeded, will it be sergio or - salah, or maybe one from arsen-al!, want more nice english troubles, watch while it boils and bubbles double double,hat trick trouble, yellow cards and offsides bubble, Cool it with the boos and hate, Then the day is worth, the wait. Thank you audio only https://soundcloud.com/footballcrazypodcast/pogs-plan-football-crazy-podcast-episode-98 article on beinsports https://www.beinsports.com/us/premier-league/news/football-crazy-podcast-man-uniteds-mood-swing/1173557
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Transcript to Womens soccer and episode 97 Good Morning, Good Afternoon, or Good Evening, wherever you are listening, I am Richard Murray and Welcome to my audio thoughts to the womens game and reply to football crazy episode 97, Footballcrazy has Kay L Murray on twitter as kaylmurra K-a-y-l-m-u-r-r-a-y Kev Egan is on twitter as Kev_Egan k-e-v-underscore-e-g-a-n and Des norris is on twitter as partidopooper p-a-r-t-i-d-o-p-o-o-p-e-r PErtinent links are in the transcript in my African american literary book club blog post linked in the description to this video before I speak on the show In Womens Soccer...COngratulations to Olympique Lyonnais , for winning 5-0 against PSG feminin, a great dominant win and if they defeat chelsea in the semifinals over the two legs, one leg this coming weekend, onto another uefa champions league final and a possible 6th title, their fifth in a row, being only bettered by the male real madrid team through di stefano https://www.weibo.com/7030963893/Hpx4JDyZL?from=page_1005057030963893_profile&wvr=6&mod=weibotimehttps://twitter.com/DiCiccoMethod/status/1117455499090251777 who will dictate the womens us open cup format? I hope it maybe televised federally @alywagner BUT, the format to the womens us open cup need to change, don't mirror the dysfunction in the mens, 50 state cup tournaments make 50 champs, then six champ rounds to title, thoughts? INAC Kobe in the nadeshiko league, the japanese womens league have some cute kids depictions to their players https://twitter.com/inac_kobe2001/status/1118465243514990595 An article on how the football association of england stifled womens soccer for 50 years made by Gigi Choy< https://twitter.com/ggbdoo > , linked in the transcript, was shared to me by andrew orsatti <https://twitter.com/AndrewOrsatti> side steve graff <https://twitter.com/SG_Calcio > https://www.scmp.com/sport/football/article/2179279/not-so-beautiful-game-how-fa-stifled-womens-football-50-years-and FOOTBALL CRAZY SECTION BEGINS NOW TIME INDEX ? Segment, CONTENT Begin Tim stannard is in for Kev Egan, Stannard is on twitter as laligaloca l-a-l-i-g-a-l-o-c-a 1:26 Title denying, When I chose to listen to this episode of Football Crazy , NAntes was up 3-1 against PSG, a great keeper like gigi buffon has this very poor defense skillwise. But Tuchel problem started when he did not use the correct strategy to save Neymar. Neymar got injured cause PSG chose to focus on a soft midfield base since they sold matuidi. Good notice from Des Norris, I didn't know Mbappe stamped. Mbappe clearly needs Neymar on the pitch, to relieve the pressure on him. Thinking to Barcelona, Stannard actually said, think of the children think of ... ok, back to seriousness, Kay is exactly correct, bench players are not meant to be glued to the bench. The players on the bench ideally are supposed to be equal quality, just not chose cause the form to the starters is better. Juventus need a summer reboot in midfield but also defense. I hope Allegri stay, I hope Valverde stay but Tuchel must go for me. 9:59 Derbies, Kay should had asked Stannard to think of the children when he suggested Getafe is not a proper side to enter the champions league. Real Betis facing Sevilla in the sevilla derby was energetic as always BUT I am happy LO Celso is signed to Betis and not going back to PSG. He is not the midfielder kind PSG need. NEymar needs matuidi's /casemiro's/paulinho's/kante's in midfield to be the muscle , allowing him to be the roaming free artists 15:00 Atleti , Morata likes the Atleti system. Stannard is correct, with Higuain not being a goal machine and may be back to italy though i hope a chinese team. Chelsea may keep Morata but I hope Morata push to be in atleti, he is playing better in atleti. 16:53 derbies continued, the intercontinental derby is the name not turkish classico. Galata palace is creeping, the race is not over. KAy's point is excellent, many young players snub turkey where they can grow and reach nice profits. small teams in england or spain are not better than top teams in turkey. 19:05 EPL, I agree to Des, the anglo media is pushing all the cards on Liverpool and if they don't win the english title or champions league, it will be like the gerard year and the slip, which demba ba ended liverpool dreams. I repeat strategically, every klopp team weakens at the end of the season. Will Liverpool reach the end unweakened and thank you KAy, Manchester City have a extra game to play. The shame in OLe is that anyone who has eyes saw that the manchester united squad did not show a healing of problems under mourinho. 27:09 Italy Serie A, I say Icardi to AC Milan for goals 29:07 Chelsea fc, the problem is that the CHelsea owner ROman Abramovich, chopped and changed managers so much that while chelsea won many trophies, they didn't allow an identity to formulate or maintain. Now absent the money, they need an identity. 30:05 spain La Liga relegation, Stannard is cruel, he wants celta to go down to see how Iago Aspas will be influenced. Stannard made a good idea, what if relegation was based on a bell curve. MAke an average on team goals, and those under that average do not make the cut like in golf. 33:31 C.A.F. Cup of Nations, media wise for advertising or sponsorship the move to the summer and expanded team count, is good but I think the structure is still not good enough. I have stated it on my blog linked in the transcript < https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/249-richard-murray-thoughts-version-2/?tab=comments#comment-470 > 34:55 crisis in O.L. , as a long time OL supporter, it is not a crisis. PEople look at teams like Ajax one season or Monaco another and suggest that is the way youth development teams are, the truth is, OL is the standard youth development teams. OL is not a bad team but like most youth teams their lack in experience cost them as well as their untested collective response to challenges. 40:00 MLS in the USA, the whipping Monterrey gave Sporting KS need to be spoken more. The weakness of MLS teams in the concacaf champions league is equivalent to the weakness of EPL teams in the uefa champions league. anglo media hypes up anglo teams to be great, but all are poor. Tigres vs Monterrey are in the concacaf champions league final. 43:05 Joey Barton, Power Rankings 10 Leon 11 straight victories in liga mx 9 Chukweze, Villareal Nigerian goal getter 8 Bilbao has an academy product in the first team for 55 years straight, Kay mentioned Higuain can pay for Bilbao. 7 Turkish Superlig youth, Elmas 6 Norwich city leading the championship 5 Guedes from Valencia former PSG, brace in EUropa league, and great performance in Valencia derby 4 A art team made a set of scenes based on ray hudson saying. I Asked KAy about it and you can check my twitter for the reply. 3 Lille Les Dogues 2 UEFA Champions league, Europa Leauge, Copa Libertadores 1 Title denyers- psg/Barcelona/Juventus As I was composing this, Tottenham and Manchester City were in a battle, advantage Tottenham, that tottenham won. Son from south korea scored two counterattack goals , but a pundit on tnt said that the tottenham goals were based on manchester city errors, but all the goals were based on defensive errors. Sterlings first goal, the keeper was not set, a supposedly top keeper did not have his feet set for a curler from sterling, that keeper being lloris of france. The second goal, tottenham's forwards did not make the sacrificing run to cover the width that bernardo silva forced, too many players play to coaches strategy not what is going on the pitch. the two goal sub scored were common goals against pep guardiola teams post barcelona in the uefacl where the simple counterattack cuts through them. I despise shootouts in soccer, some fans, maybe most fans, definitively most pundits claim they love shootouts, but that is bad soccer, plain or simple. Both tottenham or manchester city can't defend and the aguero offside at the end was strong for me in that the pundits on call didn't call it out, they acted like it was a goal absent any penalty. Then when manchester city lost the same pundit said, manchester city couldn't have done any better and i disagree, manchester city let in three goals. they could had did a lot more. Some pundits like tim howard suggest that the forward play was brilliant from tottenham or manchester city but how great is your offense when you are up against a poor defense. Ajax and Tottenham are through to the next round, that will be an interesting battle, two teams that are full from youth or mistakes. Tottenham will not have Kane, who like Neymar is a needed talisman. But, in ajax/tottenham you have two teams nearly identical from last season both a blend of youth or experience and a stronger team having stayed together. FC Barcelona face Liverpool. Liverpool have speed but like manchester city they are poor defensively, but are only exposed by a powerful attack based on the strength of their attack trenching in opponents. Thank you https://soundcloud.com/footballcrazypodcast/lille-did-they-know-football-crazy-podcast-episode-97
  7. FootballCrazy Episode 96 reply Good Morning, Good Afternoon, or Good Evening, wherever you are listening, I am Richard Murray and Welcome to my audio reply to football crazy episode 96, Footballcrazy has Kay L Murray on twitter as kaylmurra K-a-y-l-m-u-r-r-a-y Kev Egan is on twitter as Kev_Egan k-e-v-underscore-e-g-a-n and Des norris is on twitter as partidopooper p-a-r-t-i-d-o-p-o-o-p-e-r PErtinent links are in the transcript in my African american literary book club blog post linked in the description to this video before I speak on the show In Womens Soccer...congratulations on the usa and their twenty year anniversary defeating belgium but I think people need to have caution concerning the womens game and its fanbase. In the union of european football associations some great attendances are being held and showing a rise in popularity , paralleling the world cup in france this summer BUT when I look at confederation of african football or CAF soccer, confederation of sudamericana futbol or conmebol plus asian football confederation or afc excluding japan or confederation of north central american and caribbean football excluding usa canada or mexico in terms of the womens game it is not a rise, some are stalled or still very negative in an organizational way. So it is a lie to suggest global greatness as much as U E F A have the chance to dominate womens soccer more than mens soccer for a longer time. but the other confederations have their management to blame, not uefa dominance, cause uefa was slow as well to support the womens game. begin segment-what went viral: Des said choupo' miss.. .for me in the end it is a simple explanation CHoupo Moting is a leader, fighter, but not a cold goal killer, he is a team player, I like a reverse own goal from thomas rongen. Troy Deeney for Kay using social media for causes, I don't know anything about that Oblak post match interview where he honored for Kev 4:15 La Liga segment- I didn't know the linguisitical culture in spain to cursing, thank you Kay. In the end, Costa's absence hurt Atleti. I think Atleti need Costa, but also need Willian Jose from Real Sociedad and to keep Morata. Simeone's atleti may have a huge rebuilding in the summer. But, if Atleti can have a healthy costa/griezzman/morata in a forward line to start next season, Atleti can win la liga. Barcelona after the costa send off, played at a slow pace, the passing, the movement was dawdling, I think they played an energy saving game, knowing atleti's defense will not be cheap even down to ten and they have manchester united coming up. But, if simeone can keep costa/griezzman/morata and add a willian jose, bring back gelsen mertins, keep griezzman make the backline adjustments while keep experienced players for depth, Atleti will have the tools if healthy for a magical season next season. 10:31 Ligue 1 segment- PSG won the Ligue 1 title 11:11 Bundesliga segment- Bayern annihilated Dortmund, I repeat, dortmund is a lesser team. They place high but they are not dominant team. Reus said it was a 4231 and dortmund was not ready but why wasn't the players from dortmund able to adjust. I bet James Rodriguez goes to AC Milan 13:16 Serie A segment- Moise Kean has responded well, but he has not been a regular starter. His pitch quality off the bench, the off pitch drama being handled calmly, whether correct or not. He must be wise where he goes? I say he need to stay in Juventus and grow in that club. 16:38 EPL segment- Liverpool side Manchester City are still in a race, Liverpool can not lose any EPL matches to win the title, but MAnchester City are still in the controlling position. Both teams , Liverpool or Manchester City, have tough battles ahead. I agree KDB kevin de bruyne is no fool to give media a finger point call to winning it all and being hammered when they fail, which is the normal scenario 20:11 FA cup segment- Troy Deeney spoke against instagram which was honest. Didn't know the term missing out in instagram Wolverhampton wolves have had a brilliant season led from Nuno Espírito Santo, wolves has a lot of portuguese support 25:16 Real Madrid segment- Bale had a rough game but Benzema proves he is a great leader on the pitch. I agree, that Real Madrid need a goal killer, but who do they get? Many of the top goal getters are locked into teams or on teams that will splash the cash, The problem is, Real madrid will not get mbaye diagne/duvan zapata/nicolas pepe who are not high profile enough in the shirt buying, but have the goals, age ,athleticism. I don't know who real madrid can bring in outside someone in their thirties, requiring a big money grab away or not the ideal skill wise 28:45 UEFA Champions League segment- Liverpool versus Porto is a Porto win. Liverpool will slow down the same way they did last season. Manchester City versus Tottenham Hotspurs is the best battle. Ajax versus Juventus is a juventus win, Juventus will score the free shots on goal Real Madrid missed. Manchester United versus Barcelona is a barcelona win cause Barcelona will score the sitters that PSG missed. 31:30 UEFA champion league next year- in la liga, getafe/sevilla/valencia/alaves can get the fourth spot under barca/atleti/real madrid . To be honest, each team will prove the team they have. Valencia/SEvilla are the big losers cause getafe or alaves getting fourth will fiscally hurt sevilla/valencia fiscally in the money spent this season. Valencia or Sevilla ownership will have a rough summer if either don't get into the uefa champions league In the EPL, Arsenal continue to drop points away from home. But, they still have the advantage on Manchester united and battling in the uefa champions league may wear out Ole's team more. 39:57 La Liga relegation segment- Cazorla at Villareal has matches to stay alive, it is not over. Girona/levante/celta/valladolid/villareal/rayo are each trying to escape the eighteenth or nineteenth spot in la liga. Flat out battle, I agree to Kay that La Liga's relegation battles is underrated to the quality in the league from the so called top five uefa leagues, spain/italy/france/germany/england 43:12 Sports burst segment- I do enjoy Sportsburst on facebook but they are on beinsports afterwards < https://www.beinsports.com/us/sports-burst/ > 43:36 MLS segment- NY Redbulls, portland, Atlanta very poor early seasons in 2019 do not reflect parity in major league soccer but poverty in quality. When a fiscal enterprise makes a huge reversal in wins or quality from one season to the next, that is bad management 46:39 Power rankings segment 10- Cazorla at Villareal- the stress is getting him 9- Mbaye Diagne at Galata palace 24 games 23 starts 29 goals 3 assists 8- Mbappe face when Choupo made the save of the year 7- Delofeu in watford bracing to defeat wolverhampton 6- Strasbourg coach Thierry Laurey leading strasbourg to coupe de ligue trophy lift and pausing psg celebrations 5- QUochim caparos diagnosed with cancer- he vows to continue , hope his health 4- FC Barcelona messi side suarez 3- UEFA champions league side EUropa league are back 2- Iago Aspas , the heart of celta vigo 1- Moise KEan the young starlet in Juventus Thank you https://www.beinsports.com/us/ligue-1/news/psgs-party-pooper-choupo-moting-goes-viral/1160994
  8. Good Morning, Good Afternoon, or Good Evening, wherever you are listening, I am Richard Murray and Welcome to my audio reply to football crazy episode 95, Footballcrazy has Kay L Murray on twitter as kaylmurrya K-a-y-l-m-u-r-r-a-y Kev Egan is on twitter as Kev_Egan k-e-v-underscore-e-g-a-n and Des norris is on twitter as partidopooper p-a-r-t-i-d-o-p-o-o-p-e-r Pertinent links are in the transcript in my African american literary book club blog post linked in the description to this video begin- intro segment, april fool's 1:34 la liga segment, Aspas was magical in celta. Well earned tears, and earned ovation. Villareal's draw to Barcelona and lose against Celta was huge negative results for villareal. Aspas is a talisman, every decent team has one. PSG has neymar. Juventus has CR7. Celta vigo has Aspas. To Barcelona, In the draw against Celta the one question for me is not to Messi but to Luis Suarez. Valverde is risking suarez falling out. He scored the tying goal but his movement, energy ,do not seem strong. Manchester United are many thing but they are energetic. Messi is unfair to complain about the criticism. In all big flag teams later generations are challenged to rise to past accomplishments. It will not end, but hopefully, future argentina squads will have coaches who can find their balance. To pique, Fair enough Kay, cause my friend Maame Dede williams,on twitter as darmooh82 d-a-r-m-o-o-h-eight-two said to me the same thing. It is allowable banter, that is not violent and expected in the derby energy. Derby fire is not incorrect when people dont burn each other ATleti scored four goals but the problem is their health. Can costa/griezzman/morata stay healthy? morata pulled up in the midweek victory, costa did not play. Lucas Hernandez is leaving Atleti but the biggest key is simeone. if simeone remain then the identity will remain and we can rebuild. Gelson Mertins for me must come back if Greizzman leave. The argument against Simeone playing another style is a false one for me. No one ask pep to play another style and he did not win the uefa champions league in bayern or manchester city. Simeone is not changing his style, but adding better goal scorers in his system. The only problem is can he keep the attacking trident of morata/griezzman/costa? Both Atletico Madrid side Real Madrid have a big summer in transfers ahead. No one can predict where players will go to and from atleti/bayern/psg or other teams where player shifts were long in the works 22:05 EPL segment- The title race in england will last to the last day between manchester city side liverpool. It is a race between two teams who are scoring goals. The matches against manchester city or tottenham will be the biggest factors in deciding. my EPL final six is manchester city, liverpool, arsenal, tottenham, manchester united, chelsea. 28:10 MLS segment- I agree to Kev Egan, no one had a first game better than Zlatan for la galaxy, winning from off the bench. I will love to see Christian Vieri speaking on the atlanta united players early season under frank deboer . The reality is, a club that is two years old is too young to handle a coaching shift. Happy for Rooney finding a home in DC United, always a hard working player who is highly skilled. the best kind of player for MLS. 37:52 Ligue 1/serie a/bundesliga /old firm segment- Marseille's problem is the defense, Balotelli scored twice but the defense flailed the offensive struggle. I can't wait to see what Mbappe/Pele do together. I Wonder if Neymar helped that happen. That may solidify that PSG keep Neymar/Mbappe through the coming summer. ICardi is another player in this coming summer transfer mill, like rabiot of psg and i don't know what teams will accept either who have created off pitch drama, but they will leave. Didn't know a player can achieve 5 red cards in one season at a top club. Power Rankings segment 10 raheim diaz watching isco celebrate, on gaby amado 9 Balotelli brace for OM 5 games 6 goals 8 Panenka week 7 Moise Kean the Juventus diamond 6 Oblak 200 appearances 113 clean sheets 5 Nantes stadium- stadium of decadence 4 Mbappe-seven straight ligue 1 games scoring 3 Benzema- scoring against heusca has scored against all la liga teams he faced 2 Liverpool top of the table , winning against tottenham 1 Iago Aspas - the spiritual leader of Celta Vigo Thank you https://www.beinsports.com/us/laliga/news/football-crazy-aspas-the-patron-saint-of-celt/1155058
  9. My Reply to Football Crazy 94 Good Morning, Good Afternoon, or Good Evening, where you are listening and, Welcome to my audio reply to football crazy episode 94, Footballcrazy has Kay L Murray on twitter as kaylmurray K-a-y-l-m-u-r-r-a-y Kev Egan is on twitter as Kev_Egan k-e-v-underscore-e-g-a-n and Des norris is on twitter as partidopooper p-a-r-t-i-d-o-p-o-o-p-e-r PErtinent links are in the transcript in my African american literary book club blog post linked in the description to this video 0:13 International break schedule segment, same cast, surpised to hear 0:50 Conmebol segment, Maradona's quote: I don't watch horror movies, is funny cause from a team balance perspective, Argentina have been a horror show for years. For me, while I concur to Kay that coaches have not found the best balance, I think no coach in the messi era has simply gone for a defensively focused system. 3331 Messi alone up top, three attacking midfielders, three defensive midfielders, three central defenders. I say messi as the lone forward. The attacking midfield is Paulo Dybala/Angel Correa/Giovani Lo Celco The defensive midfield is Ever Banega/Lamela/Gaston Gimenez The center defensive trio is Rojo/Funes Mori/Otamendi Forget width, Argentina have no width, play a counterattack bunker. All these players play in those general areas for their club. on a regular basis. Put messi up top , whose job it is to keep the high line, break off, he can stay central and has to wait for play to him. Take messi out of the midfield where players look for him and wait for him to play to act. I don't think argentina is a hard fix. Egan said the squad is bang average, but the best strategy is one in which the weaknesses to any team are covered. Di Maria/Higuian/Aguero are in the way, when they play, messi is behind them and the imbalance is insurmountable. Benedetto/Icardi are good spear points but they require a midfield quality that doesn't exist when messi is in the midfield. Sequentially, get messi out of the midfield, place him alone up top and then give players who are similar styled, fill up three lines, adjusting to defensive scenarios. I oppose Kay's position, every team can be better when a coach finds the strategic balance. Brasil or Argentina had too many coaches that were inflexible or not being rigid in using a system that focuses on the players skill set in the best balance. My Selecao, the brasilian national team, is not the same absent the front three for me, Vinicius jr/NEymar/Douglass Costa The problem in Brasil is many players like Coutinho/Arthur et cetera are quality footballers but not dangerous athletes. In the past, brasil had the balance of skill players side dangerous athletes. People forget how Ronaldo O fenomeno was not merely a skilled player, he was an athlete, that balance is lacking in some of the players, especially the barcelona/pep guardiola entries. To be blunt, post neymar/dani alves barcelona has a negative effect on brasilian players or chooses players who the selecao are compelled to play like coutinho/arthur cause the barca media or fernandhino for the guardiola/manchester city in epl hype machine, but are not quality in athletic potency or skillwise. ... in amendment, in the 26th of march , Correa scored for Argentina absent Messi against Morocco. All teams have talent but finding the team balance is not about galacticos models and never is achieved through galacticos, a coach need to find the balance. Messi can not be in the argentina midfield and can not be in a wide role, he only has one role, the center forward, give it to him. 10:50 Concacaf segment, Tata MArtino is what argentina do not need. MAradona is wrong and his point is the problem. Tactically rigid coaches, that force a style in a squad is the worse for a flag team. It is not accident france won the world cup. DeChamps didn't try to impress anyone or play fancy. He said, we have a highly skilled/highly athletic team, lets play counterattack and battle through. Opponents who tried to impress like spain holland or betrayed how they got to the world cup, meaning brasil when Tite betrayed the system in the qualifiers and played a 424 using coutinho in for renato augusto, when the correct choice, sad for me to say, is fernandhino Kev Egan is wrong, not every coach says press, Mourinho doesn't say that. The fact that fans are dictating strategy or tactics is the true problem. The strategy is meant to win, not to impress or stick to the media loved forms. I comprehend why Kay feel it is unfair but the problem in the USA is that the hype machine is too loud, like in England, the anglo media position places so much hype on the usa or england that when they have a little success it is spoken in a golden way that is absent proof. While the france's/brasil's/ argentina's/germany's/mexico's who all have a better record than the usa or england get hammered in anglo media mercilessly. 18:35 CAF cup of nations, Sulamain Folarin in twitter as sulaiman4real spelled s-u-l-a-i-m-a-n-4-r-e-a-l I really was happy for Burundi and their game winner Cedric Amissi who plays for club Al-Taawoun . Gabon , a recently better financed country has a lot to work on in their infrastructure. While I am happy the CAF cup of nations has expanded entries, I am still opposed to the structure. Too many teams in CAF don't have enough matches in a four year cycle. Five subconfederations exist in CAf, give each a COnmebol style world cup qualification table, each champion to each region gets to go to the world cup. Make the cup of nations a one week smaller tournament between the subconfederation champions. CAF is a hard model but it is not allowing the flag teams to develop enough. I do wish the womens cup of nations in caf can be manipulated, if only someone with money will do it. I wonder how many players in CAF play in China, or in AFC, the asian football confederation. Great point from Sulamain how more players , born in africa are playing in UEFA. I disagree to the shocks, Gabon/Togo/Burkina Faso are not big teams they are little teams that have talismans who play in UEFA but their domestic leagues are not providing the base to the squad to make the teams quality.This is what happens when you have a country that sells all its players, like brasil or netherlands absent a brasilian serie a or eriedivisie that can force a high enough quality in the domestic players to support the mercenary talent Sulamain educated me, China/India/Phillipines/Mexican are the only countries that receive more money than nigeria from residents in the usa. Money exists in the African community globally. If the culture in the sport is emphasized it may be a bigger winner fiscally, in media. 33:52 Sportsburst segment, I am a recent regular to sports burst on facebook, check it out headed by gabi amado on twitter as gabamado g-a-b-a-m-a-d-o < https://www.facebook.com/beINSPORTSUSA/videos/1179506312217328/ > 34:22 Euro qualifiers segment, thank you Kev, why is it Keepers don't know how to stand still. I disagree, Raheim sterling is very good but he is not world class, cause absent Guardiola he will drop. Like Salah/Mane/Sane/DeBruyne their quality is based on guardiola. Messi side CR7 is the top, Neymar side Mbappe is the second, the third tier include many in the uefa club scene. 42:15 MLS segment, Good point Des, new teams are not looking at new england revolution as a model. Promotion / Relegation will not happen cause too many owners are not willing to spend money. Who will buy the new england revolution, colorado rapids, chicago fire, fc dallas, columbus crew to actually invest. Kraft is very wealthy and will not sell new england revolution. He is using the new england revolution as a big money pay day one day. As MLS grow slowly, he will wait , absent relegation/promotion and when it gets big enough he will sell when a big enough buyer comes in. Nani held an emergency team meeting in Orlando , that is classic historically. Power Rankings segment, 5 39,000 fans show Juventus women win, but the tickets were free, not for pay 4 Moise Kean another young gem from non italian forebears shining for italy 3 Burundi first CAFCON entry past the qualifiers 2 J'Neil Bennett virgin goal in Tottenham's stadium from a young player 1 Ramos 16 goals of the season with a panenka Thank you https://soundcloud.com/footballcrazypodcast/messis-international-return-football-crazy-podcast-episode-94
  10. FootBallCrazy 93 Reply Transcript Welcome to my audio reply to football crazy episode 93, Footballcrazy has Kay L Murray on twitter as K-a-l-y-m-u-r-r-a-y Kev_Egan is on twitter as k-e-v-underscore-e-g-a-n and Des norris is on twitter as p-a-r-t-i-d-o-p-o-o-p-e-r PErtinent links are in the transcript in my African american literary book club blog post linked in the description to this video Before I speak on the football crazy segments I want to ask everyone to look at UEFA Womens CHampions league quarterfinal matches this wednesday, slavia praha vs bayern munich, Barcelona vs lsk kvinner, and my Olympique Lyonnais versus Wolfsburg. In particular, I hope my OL will get through this challenge. Pernille harder in Wolfsburg is the top scorer in the tournament so far and OL has battled Wolfsburg in two finals in the past three champions leagues, all won by OL. This is equivalent to Atleti - Juventus in the mens champions league as a battle between two common finalists recently. Wolfsburg will probably do as in the past and play the counterattack, as the match is truly 180 minutes. On thursday, my London Blue face PSG. Katoto of PSG side Kirby of Chelsea are tied for second best scorer in the tournament. THis will be an interesting battle. Chelsea have shown fragility in defense or health this season but are on a high. PSG are in a race with OL for the title in France. Neither team can afford to drop points in their respective table but will fight against each other to reach deeper in the tournament. Tough battles. You can access notifications on uefa's websites < top goalscorers https://twitter.com/UWCL/status/1107724757276000261> 0:15 Host segment- THe normal crew are in studio 0:25 Atlanta United segment- KEv review atlanta united early season and while I concur that seven games in twenty four days is a tough way it is not unprecendented in the American continent. In brasil, teams deal with intense copa libertadores action in early or late competitive season times historically. It is merely a challenge. To me, the best coach prepares or tries to adjust for it. Frank Deboer , from UEFA, seems inexperienced in handling Continental American scheduling scenarios but more importantly, he seem to not have a strong enough plan for it, when MLS teams for the past five year, at least, had a similar problem to Atlanta. The question is, did the owners to Atlanta United when they hired deboer ask about his plan for the early season challenge, earned by being an MLS cup winner? Did the owners to Atlanta United demand a comprehensive plan from DeBoer or did they ask for no plan while Deboer did not offer any plan to the question of early season added challenges , earned by being an MLS cup winner. I say bad ownership in Atlanta United concerning a coaching hire. I end this segment with a small point. DeBoer is wrong about Atlanta United's early season challenge being unprecedented, it happened last year. 1:45 Kev Egan nutmeg segment- Kyle nutmegged Egan twice <one nutmeg https://twitter.com/unrelatl/status/1107088431929270274> 2:45 La Liga segment- The fanbase to Real Madrid or most followed pundits suggest the spirit is the most potent thing lifted from Zidane. But, I noticed the way Real Madrid played tactically. It was not merely Marcelo/Isco/Bale/Navas back but it was the freedom. Under Solari, Real Madrid had better balance than under Zidane but under ZIdane Real Madrid attack was and is sharper or more creative while exposing itself defensively which favors Navas's goal keeping qualities over Courtois. Absent CR7 Real Madrid have goals but they have risk defensively to get them, and Courtois is not better than Navas in reactions. Solari suffered the same problem as Jose Mourinho in Pogba. Bale like Pogba from Mourinho was challenged by Solari to be more or better and failed under the setup. Ceballos is like many youth players who go for the money into a top club that is not going to sit down their big money signing for a youth, unless that youth has the ability to take the position beyond statistics, through results or dominant quality. ...A friend or huge supporter to FC Barcelona, Dede Williams <https://twitter.com/darmooh82 > made a great point. Messi is a great scorer but Valverde is underrated this season. He has taken Barca through a positive roster modulation that many other fiscal big clubs: manchester united, bayern munich, ac milan, real madrid have all failed to do while winning. Messi has played well, but I see his movement. Messi is not moving like the past. He is being very patient in his play while focused. It is working but I suspect it is a sign too. Messi has the ability to lift FC Barcelona to a possible trophy filled season but other players better grow their responsibility especially Ousmane Dembele or Coutinho. Valverde will warrant the coach of the year for me this coming december. I do concur to get a Messi/Ray Hudson meetup. Simply because Ray Hudson loves messi in such a deep way. Atleti have a big summer. Godin is gone. Felipe Luis, Juan Fran are injury prone or absent the speed to be killer's wide. Costa is strong but getting banged up more frequently. It is a delicate time for my Colcheneros. THey ask is Diego Simeone capable of adapting into a pep guardiola style but is Pep Guardiola capable of adapting to Diego Simeone. Des Norris make a great point. Coaches must go to organizations that fit who they are. I do not think Simeone or Guardiola will do well in Major League Soccer but Mourinho will. People forget Mourinho won a portuguese treble and nearly had a season absent a lose coaching porto which is the fiscally poorest team ever coached between guardiola/simeone/mourinho coached teams. Kev Egan suggest Mourinho would be the worst but from past histories Mourinho is one of the few coaches who won the uefa champions league in UEFA whose history prove he can win largely with a smaller fiscal side which is every MLS team. 26:11 MLS segment, Atlanta United ownership or management need to be called out. Concacaf champions league play has been early season for MLS team for years. Atlanta United was not prepared. did the coach have a plan? did the ownership ask how well the coach was prepared? 29:15 EFL segment side FA Cup, the legend of Jack Grealish in Villa is growing. Manchester United are still the same defensively weak squad and sooner or later, MUFC can't use their speed against opponent mistakes. For me FC Barcelona will wipe MUFC away. MUFC proved they are poor defensively even in the win against PSG. 30:38 UEFA champions league segment, TO be blunt, I think the prior round is being assessed incorrectly. Kev, Key, Des suggest challenges in each tie. I don't. Ajax defeated Real MAdrid BUT, in the second leg, Real MAdrid had sitters they missed. Will CR7 or MAndzukic miss what Varane missed? I don't think so. I think Juventus will have free headers and a sturdier defense will counter Ajax. Same to Manchester United. Yes, they defeated PSG but PSG had sitters that BErnat or Di Maria missed. will Mesis or Suarez or Dembele or Rakitic miss those. I don't see it. I think PSg absent a healthy neymar or cavani aside Real Madrid balanced while uncomfortable under Solari made a situation that flattered the defensive woes in ajax or Manchester United. Liverpool against Porto is another one where the prior rounds scenario flatters the victor. People forget Porto is is one of the few teams outside the england/france/spain/italy/germany pentet that won the uefa champions league, relatively recently. Portugal teams can surprise and to be blunt, this porto have the speed, Bayern lacked. Bayern seemed to slow against Liverpool that they had the correct strategy but didn't have the legs to execute it. Ribery cut into Liverpool but you could see his miles on him, the wear on his physicality was present. But Bayern had the right system. Catching Liverpool with a well executed switch. Porto can do likewise and have a workman's team mentality that will aid them where bayern dropped heads. For me, Juventus/Porto/FC Barcelona go through comfortable. Now, Tottenham against Manchester City is the one where I think the outcome is not certain. Both teams know each other well, in the same league. Tottenham is not in the english table race strongly and Manchester City under pep guardiola tend to fall apart as Guardiola is unwilling to strategically change for the sake of winning it all, merely cause he didn't have to having henry, eto'o side messi although Manchester City don't have any player like said Henry, eto'o or messi. If Kane is healthy, the squad healthy, it can be a tie to remember for tottenham. 32:10 FA CUp segment- Manchester City to me, will get the epl title, merely cause Liverpool will get none. Happy for Brighton and coach Chris Hughton. 35:04 EPL segment- Milner side Virgil Van DJik will have to be great defensively looking forward. Liverpool can drop big points in the english table while get knocked out the uefa champions league. I think Klopp/Sarri are together. Everton Richarlison scoring at the correct time for the international week. Sarri is wrong, the squad has not reached their mental limit. His strategy has shown its weakness like in Napoli. Sarri side Klopp do the same thing and both have weak late seasons cause of it. 37:57 Ligue 1 segment, Mbappe is getting his first lesson in fan reactions at big clubs. He showed his games current weakness. How he is not a number 9 like cavani or a midfield talisman like Neymar in that multifaceted, striker/midfield/forward role. Thank you Kay for rejecting that myth on Balotelli. Balotelli in truth should had played for Ghana. In the end, I think to Gary Bailey who admitted that if he had played for ireland or northern ireland, he could had been starting keeper for a long time but choosing england he had a short career. confederation of african football descended Players raised in the union of european football associations need to choose CAF flag teams even if they don't feel the connection cause the opportunity to play is better. Monaco vs Lille was vital as Lille is now in late season drama, the tight race where absent PSG the french table shows its strength. Monaco or Olympique MArseille or Olympique Lyonnais all feel they can knock Lille out. Lille must be very tough and win all other matches. 43:22 Serie A segment, Ranieri lost in his second game. I hope Roma keep him through the summer but his labor record prove it may not be. 44:41 Turkish super lig segment, Galatapalace commonly known as galatasaray has a chance to catch Istanbul Bashakshehir now. The turkish table is not finished. Galatapalace had issues with the lost goals from Bafetimbi Gomis who left in the prior summer but the january signings have come in well. 45:50 Bundesliga segment, Dortmund players will need to show who they are and win every other game in the remaining season. My gladbach must do likewise. maybe snag a third spot. To James, I think he need to stay in Bayern. Bayern is a big club, he is a creative player and Bayern will rebuild. I hope he chooses to stay unless Real Madrid want him back in the Zidane era. 47:47 Liga Mexico Segment, Chivas lost both in the superclasico but like Bilbao , Chivas ownership or management comprehend their choices, the development system they have , the player they have and accept it. Club America is very much in the real madrid galactico mode. 48:11 Power rankings 10 Sergio Canales starting for spain 9 Monchi returning to Sevilla joining Zidane in the back in action 8 Sadio Mane 20 goals in 38 appearances, he is having the season Mo Salah had last season 7 Genoa defeating Juventus absent CR7 , Juventus absent cr7 are like Atleti absent Costa 6 Quagliarella 36 years 21 goals above piantek or cr7 5 Zidane lucky feeling , Zidane must do more advertisement for irishmen 4 Wayne Rooney first hat trick for DC United and happy for long term coach former player ben olsen 3 LEo Messi hat trick getting betis fans 2 bum goals 1 Fans who showed up for womens game, atleti vs barca, barca women won but atleti are still top of the womens table in spain Congratulations Ana kesell Thank you https://soundcloud.com/footballcrazypodcast/messi-magic-feli-zidane-and-the-griezmann-sequel-football-crazy-podcast-episode-93
  11. https://twitter.com/EricKrakauer/status/1107744234503897098 FAVORITE TEAM BY COUNTRY queried Erik Krakauer MY Answer Spain: Atleti both gender Germany: Turbine Potsdam,gladbach men though i follow gladbach fraun England: Chelsea both gender Italy: Brescia cf no mens team, used to follow AC Milan France: OL both gender Holland: none Portugal: none Brazil- by state Bahia- Botafogo- Santos both gender when applicable Argentina: none MExico: none USA: none, used to be DC United Japan: INAC Kobe no mens Congo: TP Mazembe no womens Nigeria: Rivers Angels no mens club Turkey: Galatapalace China: none Australia: none South Africa: none South Korea: none
  12. INTER MIAMI Ownership 3-17-2019 It is rare I can say, a sport organization I followed from the beginning. Inter Miami is one. The one vital element to Inter Miami's initial time is how much time is spent on everything but players or coaches. Stadiums/insignias/sponsors/first big signings have been reported a lot. But, a coach side players to fill the squad that the big signing will play about, are scant. The following link to an article state the truth https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-soccer-us-beckham/dreaming-of-messi-and-ronaldo-beckham-looks-for-miami-signings-idUKKCN1QX0L7 Beckham started looking for players less than a year before his club will have their first season. That to me will be a factor I will look into as we gauge his ownership in the coming seasons. I note something he said in the article, he said it is catching up quickly to the UEFA big leagues. But MLS teams outside one were knocked out of the Concacaf champions league. This prove to me his ownership model will be based on financial quality, media strength, not competitive quality. I am not suggesting he is wrong or right but in the future when people suggest Inter Miami lacks a competitive quality, i will make sure I note the time index to this post.
  13. Morata/Griezzman/Costa The problem in having a front three like them is how they need to be aligned. In the same way I feel PSG can play neymar in between Cavani/Choupo-Moting. Many people see an attacking trident in terms of Barcelona in the MEssi era where Henry/Eto'o/Messi played interchangeably or Pedro/Villa/Messi where Villa stay high but is a low ball player or Neymar/Suarez/Messi where neymar or messi are low ball players. Costa/Morata are high ball players, they must be kept wide like Robben/Ribery in the best system from Jupp Heynkes but not to hold up the play ever higher, making space inside. Costa/Morata have strength but they need to play far wide and pull defenses. Let Griezzman stay in between them and with Correa/PArtay/Koke be an energetic centralized quad that attack/possess/cut through lines/defend supporting the back line. Absent wide backs i suggest three at the back and a 343, utilizing Morata/Costa high wide back to goal. Greizzman top center. And a midfield four. Morata/Griezzman/Costa (Correa can come in for Griezzman/Kalinic can come in for Morata or Costa) Vitolo/Partay/Saul/Lemar (Koke can come in for PArtay/Saul , Rodrigo can come in for Vitolo/Lemar) Perez/HErnandez/Gimenez (Juan Fran/Felipe Luis can come in for either) Atleti defend well but when you have a team that doesn't modulate into an attacking form very threatening you need to have a shape that pushes the team into an attacking posture by default. But a base 343 makes midfield width naturally wider and allows the wide forwards to be center forwards as they have a nearby player naturally when they knock the ball down. Having two back to goal center forwards highest or widest in attack gives an atuomatic long ball to any deeper wide player while also allows the center to be more fluid.
  14. Atletico Madrid OWNERSHIP 2019 - 3/16/2019 FEMININE Luckily they were initially invested in the SImeone era. Pre simeone they had an amateur team that wasn't given the planning needed to move forward. But, Simeone era players/coach have spent time aiding the female program when they can and they slowly built a current team sitting atop the table, at the time of this writing. Using like the mens team an assortment of spanish players with quality players from other flags, not the most highly regarded but all in the skeleton to the flag setup in their countries. When I look at Ludmila, that is a prime example to non spanish players who are key in the setup to a flag, but not considered the top. while Amanda Sampedro, the captain and a key stalwart in the Spanish Flag team is a prime example to how Atleti in male or female like their spanish players, experienced skilled or tough. They are possibly going to win a third straight league title in spain. The Colcheneras grow more and more every season. The owners or president must be happy that in the top flight domestic league, Atleti is doing great in the womens or mens game. MASCULINE I recall the pre simeone era. Atletico Madrid was the little brother to Real Madrid. I like what the owners/president have done in the Diego Simeone era. Simeone started by making the team defensively solid, getting attacking players to commit to defense and focus on transitioning from defending as a team to attacking sharply, making the most of their chances. Players like Turan now in Turkey/Joachim now in Betis made up the past contingent with a stronger Costa / Felipe Luis or Fresher Griezzman. The Colcheneros are the consistent third best team in spain in the Simeone era. His strategy still has strength but this summer, a number of players like felipe luis/costa/juan fran may have to depart somewhere else like Godin to Inter Milan and complete the shift in a new era. Lemar/Morata/Greizzman/PArtay/Gimenez/Oblak are great but Atleti need new wide backs and Simeone may have to start another season trying to use a more attacking form and if like in seasons past it fail, convert to what is more tried or true. The ownership has to keep their trust to him and I think they will. Simeone has earned trust from the atleti board. Losing to Juventus is not a sin and if Atleti end above real madrid that will be two season in a row above Real Madrid which is massive for Atleti's pride. The ownership will show what they value this summer.
  15. MY REPLY Welcome to my audio reply to football crazy episode 92, Footballcrazy has Kay L Murray on twitter as K-a-l-y-m-u-r-r-a-y Kev_Egan is on twitter as k-e-v-underscore-e-g-a-n and Des norris is on twitter as p-a-r-t-i-d-o-p-o-o-p-e-r PErtinent links are in the transcript in my African american literary book club blog post linked in the description to this video 0:35 Host segment, Tim Stannard in twitter as Laligaloco l-a-l-i-g-a-l-o-c-o is in for Kev Egan 1:10 Zidane segment, Zidane is the french Jardim or Real is the Spanish AS Monaco in both cases The ownership went against a coaches view, they had a spat, the ownership/management was proven wrong and the coach is back with more power. From a distance I comprehend why Zidane don't want MAnchester United, Mourinho proved the ownership/management in manchester red will not allow benching too poor playing players that are not fitting the balance, like pogba. Football Crazy with Gabby Amado side Ray Hudson talked about Sergio Ramos's ... rant or public question and answer to himself < SPortsburst relevant episodes https://www.facebook.com/beINSPORTSUSA/videos/vl.300906897291938/513722772485992/?type=1 OR https://www.facebook.com/beINSPORTSUSA/videos/vl.300906897291938/306218613404516/?type=1 > It will be interesting when Pique/Ramos leave FC Barcelona/Real Madrid . They are leaders but also media darlings. I disagree to Stannard, Ramos is needed in real madrid cause he has the one thing that many of the players names are being touted to come in do not have, strength against inconsistency. In Real MAdrid or FC Barcelona this season, Coutinho/Dembele/Bale/Isco all have two thing in common, inconsistency is one, BUT most important is an inability to handle the negativity in either biggest spanish club while being inconsistent. Ramos proved he can get red cards, play bad, he can be inconsistent and win. Navas proves that. MArcelo proves that. Hazard/Pogba proved under Mourinho they can't take it. Real Madrid need Ramos, even with his media ego or background antics. Kay resounds my point. I disagree to Ramos letting the team down when he got a purposeful card. Ramos in Real Madrid does this every season, he did it for three straight season. The true failure to the team against Ajax in the second leg was Bale. He needed to be the attacking talisman on the pitch, and he wasn't, the attacking talisman was still benzema . Bale is gone but I wonder where? Marcelo maybe with Zidane gone. Alec Sandro from juventus is a good invite, with Reguilon backup. But who for Carvajal? Neymar for me need to get back on the PSG train. Love Zidane the galactico whisperer from Des. Hazard is a no from me. Hazard is not a Real MAdrid player with his shaky seasons. Isco is I don't know, though maybe AC Milan, the new pirlo. I said it before, Courtois will be benched for Navas and courtois will have to take the starting keeper start, if he can. Zidane through the remaining Real Madrid schedule can be the new Ole after being the new Jardim. I disagree to Des. Zidane can not undo his legacy to himself. I concur to Stannard about the Sergio Ramos question and answer , i wish he would had worn a mario bros mustache. Stannard make an interesting point, I wonder how many big clubs monitor the players esocial account, or how they do it. Valladolid lost against the soccer gods Real Madrid blessing, which meant three Vallodolid goals were canceled out and allowed Real MAdrid back in through time to a blow out. Thank you Des, I did not know the wrong video assistance refereeing booth was being viewed in the match between real vallodolid Love the quote about the future of a coach to the next day from Solari after questioned by Jamie Easton 18:08 La Liga segment, Getafe is battling. I disagree to Stannard, the point of the UEFA champions league spots is they are for those who earn them , not for those who are deemed most viewed or watched. Getafe getting in will hopefully make the valencia's/sevilla's of the world more motivated to be better and not allow a team like getafe to get in the champions league. R.D.T. is wise, it will be easy for hashtags and mentions later, will Zidane get him from Rayo back to Real? Jamie Easton is a good interviewer, I like his pitchcam. Atleti proved we have depth. A battle ensue in Turin. The difference is that Atleti is away so any Atleti goal is a huge weight on Juventus. Juventus will need four goals if Atleti get one in Turin. Big mountain for Allegri, and this UEFA CL absent PSG/Real is open for a winner, as Barca and the winner to Atleti/Juventus is the only finalist from recent prior seasons left in the tournament. 27:39 Copa Libertadores segment, Leonel Alvarez former coach for Libertad de PAraguay was fired for his philandering to players wives. Des Norris referenced something that the coach apparently uses, I will leave that as a suprise in the transcript< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGrasobHcKA and the Leon introduction:) from the film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=961x0NmyHKE > To the group stage, all the brasilian clubs except paranaense or mineiro are in good positions but the group stage to the copa lib is very early. And the teams in brasil are still in the state championship or pre brasileriao mode. A delicate time but we can only see how they react to these tough eary season challenges. I argue like MLS teams in the concacaf champions league, brasilian teams need a change of schedule to be stronger during the group stages of the copa libertadores. I do not want the state leagues to go but their timing may have to change. Maybe make the brasileiro begin in january and make the state championships after the brasilerao in the october/november/december phase. 29:15 Ligue 1 segment, Balotelli was never a bad player but I think he made moves for money like in Manchester City/AC Milan/Liverpool and never forgave Inter Milan for losing faith, while finally started his career in OGCNice and moved on to the bigger riviera side in Olympique MArseille. Three careers, one youth, one money, one aspiring athlete. I think Balo is right, Maxima from OGCnice is not a wide striker like a robben or cr7, nor is he that hybrid attacking forward midfielder like neymar/messi, he is a foil, like Lindegard at Manchester United. He need to be able to float around a center forward. Balo is that forward. I like PAtrick Viera but I notice, coaches that can not accept Balo for who he is or want him to change. Mourinho/Mancini eventually/Viera don't do as well as Favre/Garcia who seem to let him be. Of course, maybe Balotelli knew he was out the door and simply played himself down till he was out but I don't know background stuff. My favorite Balotelli moment was when he scored the goal and flipped the why always me shirt. I think he never until france got on teams that actually were built around him in any way. Pepe must be careful leaving Lille for any of these big teams. Many modern big teams are not offensively built through one player but an offensive web. Stannard is incorrect, Pepe can not replace robben or ribery, his game is not on the wings, he has to come on for Lewandowski. But, he is not as big as Lewandowski. Maybe Dortmund if they can pay 80 million. OL is shaky defensively. FC Barcelona if they hyper charge their offense can cut through OL. But, OL if they score, put a pressure on Barca and patience is key. Ol can win but they have to be no nonsense defensively and rely on their youth in their attack. Neymar gets injured cause PSG coaches/owners do not give Neymar a midfield like Tite did in the russian world cup qualifiers. PSG need three midfielders this summer. Casemiro/Ngolo Kante/Thomas Partay is the buys in the same way Casemiro/Paulinho/Renato Augusto kept Neymar safe in the selecao. 39:25 Italian Serie A segment, I love Ranieri back at Roma, I wish him well. Quagliarella 20 goals, why not get him MLS clubs? so silly. 41:39 Sportsburst segment, check out sportsburst on Monday to Friday in Facebook beinsports usa, 42:02 EPL segment, Arsenal defeating Manchester United was not a big thing cause MAnchester United performed their way under Mourinho. A chelsea win and a MUFC lose again, Manchester United will be sixth just like when Mourinho left. Aubemayang stayed at Dortmund too long for his career. Should had went to PSG or Napoli. Players have to see the opportunities in the less than teams in big leagues. Congratulations to Gary Bailey for his daughter's wedding, enjoy the cake. I concur to Stannard, Liverpool need to get knocked out of the UEFA champions league to focus to it. But to be honest, Bayern are rising and they have an experience in winning in their team Liverpool don't have. Liverpool are used to folding up. STerling is not the second best player currently to me. It is like Tiago in Bayern when Pep was in Bayern. People love doing that when Pep coach a team. Mueller/Thiago is like Sterling/Kevin De BRuyne . Players who are limited and absent Guardiola's strategies, they are exposed as not as capable. The best players succeed no matter the coach. The moving of Dembele to Guangzhou from Tottenham to me in January derailed Tottenham, underrated player Dembele. Since Real Madrid or Manchester United are out, Mourinho for PSG in my view and then AC Milan for Pochetinno. A young team, wealthy owners. To my londonblue, we shall see what Sarri does. Higuain or Morata are gone and I assume Hazard side Willian side Pedro gone. Chelsea is about to be emptied over the summer. 53:49 Grealish Segment, I said it many times before pundits or announcers on t.v. , streaming, cable like to suggest what fandom is, that being a positive thing. I disagree, fandom come in all ways, positive or negative. I recall in Boca Juniors vs River Plate when a fan , yes a fan threw a grenade of some gas into the tunnel. Fandom is not merely positive scenarios. Fans having opposing color shirts having a beer. But, fans stabbing other fans happens to, like in napoli vs roma a few years back. Remember the old firm history. Did anyone not call those glasgow rangers or glasgow celtic fans who hurt each other in the past not fans? < video to the attack on grealish by a fan https://twitter.com/ESPNFC/status/1104729392909975552 > Happy GRealish scored and moved on with what he called, his job 56:49 MLS segment, Atlanta United learning what it is like shifting coaches who are not alike as maybe advertised. 58:58 Stannard's Dortmund segment, Dortmund's problem is they are a selling team but they advertise themselves or as they are advertised as a top team 1:00:36 Power Rankings segment 10 Leganes, international womens jay jerseys, victoria pavone is the director 9 Grealish assaulted but scoring the goal 8 Getafe, 4th place still 7 Quagliarella- goal leader in italy 6 Inuyi- Takashi Inui apologizing to Betis while on loan in Alaves 5 Balotelli- 4 home games 4 Late goals- Pepe, Rondon, Villareal 3 PSG/DIjon/Copa Libertadores/UEFA CL/Europa League THE CHAMPIONS! and the EUROPA league 2 hat trick heroes Ben yedder side Sterling 1 Zizou! back at Real MAdrid Share your thoughts in my youtube comments or aalbc blog or tweet me on twitter Thank you LINK https://soundcloud.com/footballcrazypodcast/the-return-of-zidane-football-crazy-podcast-episode-92
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