The National Curriculum

School is back in session. Join a rotating collection of some of Australian football’s finest brain thinkers in Joey Lynch, Nick Stoll, Nick D'Urbano, and Josh Parish -- as well as some special guests along the way -- for The National Curriculum.

Every week, the TNC crew will look back at the week that was in Australian football and bring you the best analysis and opinion in Australian football. No cow is too sacred, no topic too taboo, or figure too untouchable to be spared the wrath of Good Football Takes™

Victory sanctions, fan statements, key takeaway...
Stoll, Josh, Ben Smith, and Joey break down the latest week of A-Leagues football, Victory's sanctions, APL and supporter negotiations, and review a burger
114 min
TNC's Trade Radio | 08 January 2023
Joey, Teo, Stoll, and D'Urbano provide a report card for every A-Liga Men's side after ten games of the season, look at the latest APL and Grand Final discourse, and much more
177 min
All you're getting for Christmas is a stadium b...
Joey and Teo discuss the continuing fallout from the violent pitch invasion of the Melbourne Derby and the APL's Grand Final decision before being joined by D'Urbano for A-Liga Men's, A-Liga Women's, and Christmas wishes
130 min
A truly sad week for Australian football + The ...
A truly sad week for Australian football + The Church of Messi in session + 2005 redraftables
129 min
I've sold A-Liga Grand Finals to Brockway, Ogde...
Australian football is descending into A-Liga Grand Final-based civil war, Graham Arnold looks set for a new contract, and England are out of the World Cup! TNC breaks it all down.
120 min
Messi, Socceroos, Arnie extension or thanks and...
Reaction and analysis to Australia's 2-1 loss to Argentina.
152 min
Unbelievable, unforeseeable, unforgettable | So...
Is this really happening? The TNC crew reacts to Australia's famous 1-0 win over Denmark
91 min
Viva A-Liga! | 29 November 2022
Pokuah joins the show as Ghana & Cameroon deliver goalfests. Oh, and something dumb and hilarious happened on Twitter.
84 min
Making an illegal right turn into traffic | 28 ...
Josh & Stoll are joined by special guest Joe Simon as Germany goes Full Krug, Croatia takes revenge on Canada's coach, and a Belgian catfishing scandal is exposed.
67 min
TNC Delirium as Socceroos win first World Cup g...
It's a packed-out pod as we celebrate an improbable Socceroos victory over Tunisia.
91 min
Football vs Soccer ends in a stalemate | 26 Nov...
D'Urbano, Stoll and Damir are on deck to preview Australia vs Tunisia, pick apart a dull England performance and pay tribute to Iran's magnificent late win.
41 min
Resembling Prince Philip in that car | 25 Novem...
Chief cyberbully Pokuah Frimpong has plenty of grievances to air after Ghana's heartbreaking defeat to Portugal, as she joins Josh, Joey, Ben, Lachie and Stoll on the pod.
77 min
France 4-1 Australia: the post mortem | 23 Nove...
18 glorious minutes, followed by a reality brick to the face: Josh, D'Urbano and Damir dissect the Socceroos's heavy defeat to the reigning champions.
72 min
A Bad Version of the Gold Coast | 21 November 2022
Josh, Stoll, Damir and Joey review Qatar 0-2 Ecuador, talk Socceroos selection and injuries, and give their predictions for Day 2!
39 min
TNC’s Qatari Mundial Memories: Joey Lynch goes ...
18 min
A-League Women Season Preview | ft. Teo Pellizz...
Teo, Taryn, Pokuah and Nick join Josh to preview the A-League Women season kicking off this weekend!
124 min
TNC's massive FIFA World Cup preview | 14 Novem...
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is here, and The National Curriculum is here with Australia’s most in-depth preview of every team in the tournament.
152 min
Sydney derby, Matildas, Socceroos World Cup squ...
Sydney derby, Matildas, Socceroos World Cup squad, Volpato, Arnie's good weekend
146 min
Nobody believes in us! | 6 November 2022
Vince Rugari joins Josh, Joey, Nick, Lachie and Teo as TNC adopts a siege mentality!
159 min
A TNC Bonus Episode: One-on-one with Celtic FC ...
Joey Lynch goes one-on-one with Celtic FC boss Ange Postecoglou on the Champions League, authenticity and connection in football, and the Socceroos at the 2022 FIFA World Cup
17 min
The Best Arse in A-League History | October 30 ...
Joey, Josh, Stoll, D'Urbano, and Yung Boi cast their eyes of round four of the A-League Men, the Fornaroli to Victory rumours, the Socceroos statement on Qatar, and much more
142 min
TNC leaves a comment on Perth Glory's Instagram...
Joey, Stoll, D'Urbano and Teo break down all the action and controversies of week three of the A-League Men season, the Women's World Cup draw, and much more
148 min
Cap the Tree-Climbing Fish! | 17 October 2022
TNC is struck down by Arzani fever as we delve deep into Round 2 of the A-League Men season and discuss the Matildas' 3-1 win over Denmark.
164 min
Here's looking at you, A-Liga | 9 October 2022
Joey, Stoll, and D'Urbano break down every game of the opening round of the A-League Men, as well as all the other major pieces of news in Australian football with some special cameos from Josh and Taryn Heddo
136 min
A TNC Bonus Episode: 2022-23 A-League Men Team-...
Joey, Josh, D'Urbano, Stoll, and some special guests break down every team ahead of the A-League Men season, give their tips for the campaign, and drop a few more tidbits along the way
118 min
A full discussion of the Australia Cup final | ...
In the wake of the controversy surrounding the Australia Cup final, TNC spends over an hour discussing what it means with the help of PFA co-chief executive Beau Busch. Then, there's everything else in Australian football this week.
154 min
A TNC Bonus Episode: One-on-one with Sydney FC ...
Ahead of the 2022-23 A-League Men season, Joey sits down with Sydney FC ALM coach Steve Corica to find out how he's planning on returning the Sky Blues to their powerhouse status
21 min
Smoothbrains | 25 September 2022
TNC breaks down the Socceroos final games before the World Cup, Garang Kuol and the Cumdog's chances of getting to Qatar, fantasy A-Liga, the progress of an NSD, and much more..
129 min
A TNC Bonus Episode: One-on-one with Football A...
Joey goes one-on-one with Football Australia CEO James Johnson to break his efforts to reform the Australian football landscape
38 min
You don't win World Cups in s--- kits | 18 Sept...
As only TNC can, Joey and Stoll break down the Australia Cup, Socceroos squad and kits, A-Liga Women's schedule and ask if you're excited about A-Liga Men's
129 min
Canada Calamities, Cupsets, and Channel Reshuff...
Joey, Josh, D'Urbano, and Taryn go in-depth about the Matildas and the future of Tony Gustavsson, Magic of the Australia Cup, the A-Leagues' new broadcast deal, and much more!
133 min
Nick D'Billboard and Matters of Matildas Utilis...
Joey Lynch, Josh Parish, and Nick D'Urbano talk the Matildas ongoing woes, Magic of the Australia Cup, A-Liga Marquees and Youth, and much more
133 min
TNC Writes for the Sydney Papers | 28 August 2022
Joey holds down the fort as Nick Stoll, Teo Pellizerri, Nick D'Urbano and special guest Vince Rugari all jump on board to discuss Australia Cup, Socceroos, Matildas, Ange in the UCL and more!
145 min
A very nice chat between the two best TNC hosts...
Magic Australia Cup, Tragic Brisbane Roar
110 min
TNC Visits the Altona Nudist Beach | 14 August...
Joey, D'Urbano, Teo, Taryn, and Josh talk Young Matildas at the U20 WWC, Kerr's Ballon d'Or nom, Australia Cup, NPL and NSL, and much more
148 min
Chief Football Officers in Disguise | 7 August ...
Stoll, D'Urbano, and Joey break down Ernie Merrick's appointment as Chief Football Officer, talk Australia Cup, junior national teams and more
110 min
A TNC Bonus Episode: One on one with Nani
In a special edition of TNC, Joey Lynch sits down with new Melbourne Victory signing Nani
20 min
Farting and Laughing | 31 July 2022
Josh, Joey and D'Urbano talk Australia Cup, A-League fixtures, stadium promises, and dressing-room flatulence.
127 min
The Ring In Special | 24 July 2022
Left on his lonesome, Nick calls in Ben Smith and Lachie Flanigan to talk Premier League Tours, Australia Cup, Sherrin bans and more!
150 min
TNC Holds A Sherrin | 17 July 2022
Josh, Joey, Nick and the returning Teo Pellizzeri talk Man United, Australia Cup, marquees, A-Liga transfers and more!
128 min
Nani State of Mind | 10 July 2022
It's deep in the offseason, and Joey and Josh - and later, Nick D'Urbano - are the last podcasters left standing. No ticker!
153 min
Now is the Milos of our discontent | Ninkovic, ...
Ninkovic to WSW, Matildas, ALW expansion and more.
132 min
We've made our bed - but should we sleep in it?...
The TNC crew are joined by Taryn Heddo to try and find sense or logic in the Matildas' 7-0 loss to Spain.
135 min
Reaction to the Socceroos qualifying reaction, ...
Reaction to the Socceroos qualifying reaction, Matildas, Marquees
112 min
It's a huge pod! It's as big as we've ever seen...
Full analysis of Australia's penalty shootout victory over Peru.
131 min
THE MEGA POWERS | 12 June 2022
TNC previews the Socceroos do or die clash with Peru as well as running down the Olyroos form and some major A-League signings
119 min
Emergency Bonus Pod: Socceroos vs UAE Review | ...
Josh, Joey, Ante and (eventually) Nick join forces at the ungodly hour of 2pm to review the Socceroos' win over the UAE in the World Cup qualification playoffs.
84 min
TNC's on the Beach | 5 June 2022
The A-Liga offseason is here, but we've still got plenty to discuss: Socceroos, scorpion kicks, Ninkovic fleeing the job share, NSD models, and our End of Season Awards!
120 min
Wow, What A Season! | 29 May 2022
TNC's massive wrap-up of the A-League Grand Final and reflections on where the league stands.
125 min
TNC Sells Out | 22 May 2022
It's a brave new era for Australia as ESPN and TNC form a coalition that has 110% approval.
129 min
Human Error | 15 May 2022
<p>It's election season on TNC and Nick D'Urbano has won the popular vote - but will his internet hold out long enough for him to host the pod? <br> <br> Joey Lynch, Josh Parish, Ante Jukic and Lachie 'Yung Boi' Flannigan are also in attendance to discuss elimination finals, commercial breaks, Dwight Yorke getting the Macarthur gig, and the APL's marquee list.<br> <br> Strap in - it's a big one.&nbsp;</p>
127 min
A Lovely Island Named Hvar | 1 May 2022
<p>Josh Parish, Joey Lynch, Nick D'Urbano and Ante Jukic discuss Ante Milicic's impending A-Liga detox on the Dalmatian Coast, and where it's all gone wrong for Macarthur.<br> <br> There's Garang Kuol's second late winner in two weeks, Sturridge's less than Glorious return, Adelaide wrapping up a finals berth in less than inspiring fashion, reflections on the Bakrie Group's ownership of Brisbane Roar, VAR being slower than Nick's internet, and whether the APL should be crowing about match minutes for young players.<br> <br> And not to get too deep for everyone, but the boys end with a conversation surrounding negativity against positivity in football coverage, the glass being half full vs half empty, when to take a win against when to dive a little deeper, and other matters of analysis, criticism, feelings and emotions.&nbsp;</p>
110 min
Nerds FC for A-Liga | 30 April 2022
<p>Nick D'Urbano, Nick Stoll and debutant Lachie 'Yung Boy' Flanagan are eventually joined by Joey Lynch and then later Josh Parish to answer the people's questions (3:00), discuss a brilliant F3 derby (16:00), break-down Daniel De Silva's play of the game (35:30) in Macarthur's 4-1 loss to Melbourne Victory - who are starting to look like one of the favourites to win the Grand Final. Adelaide v Perth (47:30), Wellington v Wanderers (1:16:30), and the potential of Brazil v Argentina at the MCG (1:27:30).&nbsp;</p>
110 min
The Following Footballers Have Been Abducted By...
<p>Yes, your ears do not deceive you, Nick D'Urbano has taken over hosting duties this week - gallantly fending off Joey Lynch and Nick Stoll's attempts to derail his hosting debut before reinforcement arrives in the form of Ante Jukić.</p> <p>This week, the boys kick things off by looking at the Central Coast Mariners ruining Wellington Phoenix's homecoming. Is this Mariner team better than Alen Stajcic's side of a season ago? They then look at the Box Office Jets being grounded by Melbourne Victory, Western United's 6-0 win and Perth Glory's imploding season, and blaming the fans for the A-Liga's woes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Stoll then gives the boys a rundown on Sydney stereotypes so they can properly dive into Western Sydney Wanderers' woes and figure out if they're still a big club.&nbsp;</p> <p>Melbourne City and Sydney FC's opening Asian Champions League games come under the microscope before the boys run down the Sydney list to determine who should stay and who should go for the 2022/23 A-Liga Men's season. <br> <br> There's also some Tillies chat and Ante gives us an insight into <a href="" target="_blank">his conversation</a> with his new bestie Tony Gustavsson. &nbsp;<br> <br> But the big story comes from Stoll, and it threatens to bring the whole A-Liga down. Has Oliver Bozanic been abducted by aliens?&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p>
118 min
TNC: Fury Road | ft. Phillip Rollo & Taryn Hedd...
<p>Nick Stoll, Josh Parish and Nick D'Urbano are joined by the returning Taryn Heddo and journo Phillip Rollo to break down the Matildas' last-gasp win over the NZ Football Ferns (0:11:05). <br> <br> Phil gives us an insight into the Nix's recent fortunes, and whether their long absence from NZ's shores has had an impact on their popularity and relevance (0:44:24). There's also some All Whites chat (0:57:49) - including if Marco Rojas' recent purple patch will see him recalled to the squad for the playoff against Costa Rica (1:07:30).&nbsp;</p> <p>Finally, there's our Melbourne Derby review (1:15:12), Steve Corica seeing the light at the end of the jobshare (1:33:41), "the worst game of the season" in Wanderland (1:46:32), the A-Liga All-Stars (1:54:03), and a surprising amount of North Queensland Fury content.&nbsp;</p>
124 min
The International Curriculum | April 3 2022
<p>Josh Parish, Joey Lynch, Nick D'Urbano &amp; Ante Jukic have their guns drawn this week as they discuss Graham Arnold staying on as Socceroos boss until the end of the qualification cycle (0:01:23). <br> <br> They debate the latest Matildas' squad, Ante's invitation to call up Tony G for a tactics chat, and their preferred Australian XIs (0:39:49), before analysing the 2022 World Cup draw, and predicting who will progress from each group (1:04:21).&nbsp;</p> <p>Finally, there's another A-League speed round, talking Sydney Derby, allegations of continued homophobic abuse in the Adelaide vs Victory game, and CAPPING THE CUMDAWGGG! (1:33:57)</p> <p>Another week in Australian football, all in under two hours. What more could you ask?&nbsp;</p>
111 min
Is this a long podcast? Maybe, but it's from th...
<p>Don't worry, there are timestamps!</p> <p>Nick Stoll has reclaimed the hosting chair this week, and is joined by Ante Jukic, Josh Parish and Joey Lynch for a Socceroos deep dive (0:02:16), as Thursday's loss to Japan leaves Australia missing out on automatic World Cup Qualification. Should Arnie stay or go for the playoffs? Who could you possibly replace him with? And where should the blame for this failure ultimately lie?&nbsp;</p> <p>Plus, we have an A-League Women's Grand Final to discuss, as Melbourne Victory upset the odds to win their second successive championship, despite finishing the regular season in 4th place. How did they pull this off? Having lost 4 out of the last 5 Grand Finals, what ingredient is Sydney FC missing? And what does the Dub need to change and improve next season? We chat to Radio Dub's Pokuah Frimpong (1:07:40) and AAP/The Far Post Podcast's Anna Harrington (1:40:18) to find out.</p> <p>Plus, there's a quick aside on Nick D'Urbano's Italy missing out on the World Cup (1:36:50), and we speed through the weekend's A-League Men's games in record time (2:12:49).</p> <p>Thank you all for your questions, memes, and enthusiasm for the show - we couldn't do it without you.</p>
154 min
SokkahVision | March 20 2022
<p>Join Josh Parish, Joey Lynch, Ante Jukic, Nick D'Urbano and special guest Ben Smith for an emergency deep dive into Perth Glory!<br> <br> Ben gives us the view from WA as the Glory part ways with head coach Richard Garcia, and digs into the identity crisis at the club's core.&nbsp;</p> <p>Plus, our resident Cyberbully Pokuah Frimpong drops by to review Victory's dominant win in the Dub Derby Preliminary Final (0:42:38), Ante states his opposition to Bruno Fornaroli's Socceroos call-up (1:11:52), and we conduct a "lightning round" on the rest of the A-Liga Men's games (1:36:36), which of course means the podcast pushes well past the 2 hour mark. Sigh. <br> <br> Oh, and Joey discovers he's had a secret nickname all along.&nbsp;</p>
126 min
Somebody Once Told Me The A-Liga Is Gonna Roll ...
<p>The people have spoken and, with Josh Parish galivanting around Canberra, they have voted for Nick Stoll to host this week's show. So things predictably spiralled out of control.<br> <br> This week, Stoll, Ante Jukić, and Joey Lynch get things going with a discussion on the mooted return of the A-Liga Men's All-Stars to take on Futbol Club Barcelona (8:50) before they're joined by very special guests and criminally underrated members of the A-Liga Women's coverage scene Taryn Heddo and Pokuah Frimpong to talk Dub finals. How did Sydney's comeback win over City go down and is Cortnee Vine underrated or overrated? (20:20) What went wrong for Adelaide United in their first-ever ALW final, how good is Melina Ayres, and do Victory function better without Kyra Cooney-Cross in their team (37:55)? Taryn and Pokuah also give their verdicts on doubleheaders (55:50). &nbsp;</p> <p>The boys then discuss if Macarthur can still be crap even if they're winning games (59:47), if the Wanderers are still carrying passengers (1:07:08), Perth's form not turning around after going home (1:09:30), and ask if Max Burgess is a better player than Lionel Messi (1:11:42).</p> <p>Podcast victory cigar Nick D'Urbano then jumps to join in a discussion on Western United against Melbourne City and the validity of having fun at A-Liga games (1:21:53), Isuzu UTE Ante Brain favourite Brisbane Roar's win over the Phoenix (1:37:00), Sokkahroos BOLTAHS (1:43:50), and answer some of your questions (1:47:00).&nbsp;</p> <p>And hey, we're up to something. Don't sleep.&nbsp;</p>
123 min
Isuzu UTE AnteBrain Moments | March 6 2022
<p>We think the A-Liga might have finally broken Ante.<br> <br> Josh Parish, Nick D'Urbano, Joey Lynch, Ante Jukic, and Nick Stoll are back to break down - or indeed, have a breakdown - while analysing another week in Australian football.<br> <br> This week, the boys debate if Melbourne City should be held to a higher standard than the rest of the league (and if they're meeting these expectations), being gaslit in press conferences, Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC's rebuilds (are the fans abandoning ship on Corica?), Brisbane Roar struggles, the Box Office Jets, the curious case of Western United, and much more. &nbsp;<br> <br> There's also a dive into the coming Dub finals, and a few of the boys come in off long run&nbsp;ups.<br> <br> Language warning on this one!</p>
116 min
The Good Bloke Index | February 27 2022
<p>Nick Stoll's back in the hosting chair so things are loose on this week's TNC. <br> <br> This week, Stoll, Ante Jukic, Josh Parish, Nick D'Urbano, and Joey Lynch debate if Western United are actually for real or just real enough to beat the opposition that the A-Liga puts in front of them. Joey also goes full Australian Sokkah by unveiling a Good Bloke<img alt="™️" src="node_modules/emoji-datasource-apple/img/apple/64/2122-fe0f.png"/> theory.<br> <br> Melbourne City's predictability, Sydney FC being on the upswing, the Jets being box office (duh), and the A-League Women finals race are just some off this week's footy on the agenda, before the boys cast their eyes wide to discuss some of the big picture issues in Australian football such as the AAFC's National Second Division report and the APL's handling of the A-Leagues. <br> <br> Oh and D'Urbano made everyone talk about&nbsp;Bielsa.</p>
111 min
Staying Hydrated | February 20 2022
<p>Josh Parish, Joey Lynch &amp; Ante Jukic reflect on an existentially fraught week in Australian football. That is, more so than usual. <br> <br> With the patience of fans - and even players - beginning to run out with the APL, the streaming platform and the broadcaster, we ponder whether the new era of independence is really all it's cracked up to be (0:14:42). <br> <br> There's Ben Garuccio's scorpion kick (0:02:00), the box office Jets testing Melbourne City in "the best game of the season" (0:39:38), Victory's midfield scarcity and impactful substitutes (0:50:50), and other on-pitch A-League observations. <br> <br> Plus, Nick D'Urbano comes off the bench to discuss Cristian Volpato's first Roma goal (1:03:58), and Nick Stoll jumps on to review the podcast while it's in progress, ironically ensuring its 90+ minute runtime (1:11:11).&nbsp;</p>
95 min
Three Stooges Syndrome | February 13 2022
<p>The Jets remain box office, one job-share in replaced by another, and TNC is under 60 mins if you listen on 2.0x speed. Josh Parish, Ante Jukic, Teo Pellizzeri, Nick D'Urbano and an inappropriately dressed Joey Lynch get together to discuss the biggest and smallest talking points in Australian football, including the future of a National Second&nbsp;Division.</p> <p>Topics:<br> National Second Division (0:01:41)<br> <br> Victory 1-2 Jets (0:30:05) <br> Sydney 1-1 WU (0:54:54)<br> WSW 1-3 City (1:04:26)<br> Wellington 1-1 Adelaide (1:11:30)<br> Mariners 1-1 Glory (1:20:29)<br> Brisbane 3-1 Macarthur (1:33:40)<br> <br> A-League Women (1:39:46)</p>
111 min
You Reap What You Sow | February 6 2022
<p>And you thought last week was bad. As Australian football continued to come to grips with the Matildas disastrous early exit from the Asian Cup, it was hit by a fresh blow this week when the Socceroos were held to a 2-2 draw with Oman in Muscat - effectively ending their hopes of automatic qualification. But was that really a surprise? Or more of an inevitability that should have been seen coming?<br> <br> With a full TNC roster on hand, the Socceroos fate (21:25) was on the agenda this week, and brought in extra reinforcements in the form of Pokuah Frimpong to discuss the ongoing debate surrounding Tony Gustavsson’s tenure (38:20) - Operation: Narrative Shift and all - and one panellist makes their stance quite clear: #TonyOut!<br> <br> An entertaining FFA Cup Final (1:11), at least off the field, was also on the agenda, as well as a look at this week’s A-Liga men’s action (59:15) and, inspired by a certain high school drama being afforded space in a major newspaper, a look at the media landscape surrounding Australian football (1:27:37). Sokkah coverage has never been more open, but there have never been fewer people being paid to provide it. Is that a good&nbsp;thing?</p>
126 min
Non-Fungible Tony | January 30 2022
<p>Well... that could have gone better. At least the Sokkahroos won?<br> <br> With a 1-0 loss to South Korea, the Matildas have been bundled out of the Asian Cup. Wading through the discourse, The National Curriculum's Ante Jukic, Teo Pellizzeri, Josh Parish, and Joey Lynch are here to break to down what went wrong, why it went wrong, and what might come next. Can the Matildas' do damage in 2023? Are the right players being picked? Should Tony Gustavsson remain coach? (00:02:15)<br> <br> There's also talk about the Arnie-less Roos running over the top of Vietnam mid-week, a breakdown of Tom Rogic's monsterclass and why, despite that, Ante might drop him for the Oman game. (00:42:17)<br> <br> Though they tried to sneak it by us between the Roos and Tillies games, Western Sydney Wanderers decision to sack Carl Robinson and their continued air of calamity comes under the microscope (1:04:36), as does this week's A-Liga action and why Avondale's "bespoke" arbitration win over Football Victoria might have significant long-term ramifications around the&nbsp;country. (1:45:32)</p> <p><br></p> <p><em>Note: This episode was recorded on Sunday night, before the Western Sydney Wanderers announced Mark Rudan as their new head coach.&nbsp;</em></p>
125 min
Here comes the Kerrpow | January 23 2022
<p>Between A-League Men, A-League Women, The Matildas, the Socceroos and subtweeting, there’s a lot going on in Australian football, so The National Curriculum is bringing in reinforcements.<br> <br> Debutant Pokuah Frimpong joins Ante Jukic, Nick Stoll, Nick D’Urbano, and Joey Lynch to discuss Brisbane Roar’s continued struggles (7:00), Sydney FC’s plan going off the rails (43:15), Melbourne City playing their best game of the season (19:00) – and why it won’t happen again – what exactly Aleksandar Prijović brings to Western Untied (1:50:30), and the contrast between Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers in ALW (1:28:50)<br> <br> The panel also debates the merits of crushing Indonesia 18-0 against playing the kids (59:35), discuss Sam Kerr’s legacy and future role in the Matildas, talk about who is in and out of the recently announced Socceroos squad (1:35:15), provide an #ArzaniWatch update, and much much more.<br> <br> And yes… there’s also #CUMDOG&nbsp;discussion.</p>
124 min
Vinícius Jr, Diego Maradona, and Elvis Kamsoba ...
<p>COVID continues to cause chaos, but that's not going to stop Joey Lynch, Josh Parish, Teo Pellizzeri, Nick Stoll, and Nick D'Urbano from returning to discuss another big week in Australian football. <br> <br> This week, the boys look at City doing the same thing, but better; defend the honour of Elvis Kamsoba, explore the Sydney killbots malfunctioning, examine Sydney and Canberra going in opposite directions in ALW, debate Riley McGree's move to Boro over Celtic, wish Cristian Volpato good luck with his Italy call-up, discuss the reaction - or lack of reaction - to the homophobic abuse of Josh Cavallo, and much more.</p>
116 min
Predictions & Provisos | 9 January 2022
<p>Josh, Teo, Nick, Ante and Joey discuss the six-goal thriller between City and the Wanderers - an A-League game even Ante might be prepared to admit was good fun.&nbsp;</p> <p>Plus: the amazing goals that papered over the cracks for Victory &amp; Adelaide, Josh Cavallo, the Matildas Asian Cup squad, and predictions for next week's&nbsp;matches.&nbsp;</p> <p>VAMOS!&nbsp;</p>
90 min
COVID, Coaching, Commentators, & Communists | 2...
<p>With COVID playing havoc with the A-Leagues seasons, Teo Pellizzeri, Nick D'Urbano, Ante Jukic, Nick Stoll &amp; Joey Lynch return to cast their eyes across the limited football on offer across the past week, as well as anything else that caught their attention.<br> This week, the boys discuss Comrade Halloran defecting to Worst Korea, the Wellington Phoenix midfield conundrum, Katrina Gorry being goated, City emerging as ALW title contenders, the FFA Cup, the perils of commentary and the broader Australian media landscape (while trying not to get Teo fired), and much&nbsp;more.</p>
109 min
The Tinder Curriculum | 19 December 2021
<p>After a big week in Australian football, Joey Lynch, Nick Stoll, Nick D'Urbano &amp; Ante Jukic examine the Melbourne Derby, Victory fan's angst with City, the series of failures at WSW, a possible L for the TNC brand, Max Burgess' best position, how you should spend your money this Christmas, and much&nbsp;more.</p>
96 min
The first 3,000 passes are the hardest | 12 Dec...
<p>Josh Parish, Teo Pellizzeri &amp; Ante Jukic break down Round 4 of the A-League Men season - from the "bang crash opera" of Adelaide vs Victory, to Daniel Penha's curtain call; from Ante's Western Sydney mutual termination shortlist, to the SFC killbots in desperate need of a firmware update.&nbsp;</p>
85 min
Yuel tidings, high boots, Defiance of conventio...
<p>Nick Stoll, Teo Pellizzeri, Josh Parish and Joey Lynch review Round 3 of the A-League Men, featuring the return of VAR, another Sturridge no-show, crypto ticket prices, and seagulls.&nbsp;</p>
87 min
A-League Men Round 2: ft. Teo Pellizzeri! | 28 ...
<p>The Jets are box office, the Wanderers aren't, Victory’s fans are up and about, and there might be a need for some international fraud watch. <br> <br> Joey Lynch, Nick Stoll, Nick D'Urbano, Josh Parish, and debutant Teo Pellizzeri are back to take you through week that was in Australian&nbsp;sokkah.</p>
95 min
A-League Men Round 1: Time to overreact! | 21 N...
<p>Here comes the future: technical difficulties, underdone players, and unplayable pitches. The new A-League is beginning to look a whole lot like the old one...</p> <p>Upon the triumphant return of The National Curriculum, podcast stalwarts Joey Lynch, Josh Parish &amp; Ante Jukić are bolstered by new recruits Nick Stoll &amp; Nick D'Urbano to analyse and overreact to Round 1 of the new A-League Men's season.&nbsp;</p>
91 min