Sean Dyche's squad seems to possess a black magic that confuses the computers, sort of.
The Champions League is boring right now, so le...
Deep dives on the North London derby and Manchester City's tactics.
Who's the seventh-best team in the Premier League?
Also, how'd all those assessments last week of the Bundesliga work out?
Is there something wrong with Dortmund and Real...
The two Mikes take a break from Premier League talk to take a look around the rest of Europe.
Spurs rejoice while the two Merseyside clubs ar...
Things are looking up for Tottenham Hotspur while the two clubs in Liverpool hyperventilate.
Previewing Liverpool vs. Spurs and worrying abo...
Few managers are as much fun to watch match wits as Klopp and Pochettino, so buckle up.
Everything is the worst, but can it be fixed?
It took a lot of crazy things to happen for the USMNT to miss the World Cup, but here we are. What's next?
How injuries may end up affecting the Premier L...
Plus, you know, more about whether Liverpool should be panicking after another weird performance.
Talking Juventus, Real Madrid and Arsenal with ...
When all of your favorite teams are this interesting, there is no shortage of talking points.
Everton's mess, the Manchester title race and L...
Checking in on league narratives that seem to change with every result thus far in the young season.
Palace does a very Palace thing, what we learne...
Also, Spurs looked different and it made all the difference against Dortmund.
Discussing Arsenal, FIFA, doping & more with Aa...
Can a parallel be drawn between Arsene Wenger and the Simpsons? Is FIFA bad? Was Job a nihilist? This podcast has it all.
What the heck happened with the current transfe...
All that money from Qatar sure has made a mess.
Tottenham Hotspur's Serge Aurier problem
The two Mikes get serious about a transfer rumor before turning to two of the weekend's key EPL matches.
Did the opening fixtures confirm your EPL top 7...
Snap judgments after one week in England, plus speculating on the 2017-18 title races elsewhere in Europe.
EPL Preview Part 2: The Double Pivot Preseason ...
We're kicking off the 2017-18 season with a two-part blowout preview!
EPL Preview Part 1: Where will every club finish?
We're kicking off the 2017-18 season with a two-part blowout preview!
Is this Neymar deal for real? Plus, what the Pr...
Will PSG become a Champions League favorite with his addition, and what the heck will Barcelona do?
Who's ready for more mailbag? Because we've got...
From Giroud's underrated-ness to the future of sports on TV, our listeners ask the best questions.
Summer Transfer Mailbag!
The two Mikes take your transfer questions, turn them into larger questions, and then get back to the point.
Extreme nerding out over expected goals
With good soccer options limited, it's time to do an analytics deep dive.
Reconciling love for the game with the complica...
Plus, a quick recap of the USMNT-Mexico draw at the Azteca.
A closer look at where the USMNT stands in WC q...
Bruce Arena has fixed everything, right? RIGHT?
Real Madrid won the Champions League, and thus ...
Also, that Sergio Ramos guy is a good sport.
Previewing the Europa League final with Priya R...
The two Mikes chat with the Ajax expert ahead of Wednesday's clash with Manchester United.
The worst predictions the Double Pivot made thi...
When it comes to analytics, there are two kinds of wrong. We'll explain.
Who is the worst player getting minutes on a To...
The two Mikes answer more listener questions than ever before because, quite simply, their listeners are awesome.
The Champions League semifinals are suddenly bo...
Since teams don't come back from big deficits in the Champions League, there's nothing to talk about, right?
Breaking down huge matches in Manchester and Ma...
Two showdowns. Only one delivered.
Have Monaco proven they're good enough to win t...
Plus, the magic of the F.A. Cup! No, seriously!
The fine margins exposed by this week's Champio...
One red card may have decided whether Bayern or Real Madrid has a successful season.
The top 4 race tightens, but has anything changed?
Chelsea has a stranglehold on first, Spurs are quietly secure, and Liverpool and Arsenal are confusing.
Pulisic or Dele Alli? It's mailbag time!
In the first of two Double Pivots this week, the Two Mikes answer listener questions.
Hot takes! Come and get 'em!
The Two Mikes had extremely controversial opinions (not really) that set Twitter ablaze.
Declining to analyze the chaos that happened in...
Sometimes, there's no analysis to be made. Barca vs. PSG fits the bill.
Examining Liverpool's bizarre record vs. good a...
The numbers paint an interesting story about the Reds' weird variance.
The MAGIC of the League Cup and a short trip to...
Michael invites Ben Daniels on the pod to talk Barcelona, Southampton and Atalanta
Leicester City's fall from grace and the relega...
What the heck happened to the Foxes? A look at the fight for Premier League survival.
Why Alexis is like the Spartan general Brasidas...
Examining the aftermath of Barcelona, Spurs and Arsenal all suffering (mostly) uncharacteristic defeats.
Which Premier League results revealed the most?...
Who's in more trouble: Manchester United or Arsenal?
The beautiful chaos that was City vs. Spurs
Manchester City finally went all-out in attack, and it was a chore for Spurs to contain.
Premier League: To buy, or not to buy?
As the top of the table tightens up, do certain clubs need to make changes now to not lose their shot at the top of the pack?
Breaking down Spurs-Chelsea and examining City'...
Sometimes when two great teams meet, the match lives up to the hype.
Samir Nasri's Twitter mess, Bob Bradley's sacki...
Breaking down the football gossip world's biggest story since whatever weird thing Balotelli last did.
Can anyone catch Chelsea? What the numbers say
Antonio Conte's group has a massive lead, Arsenal's Ozil problem, and the thing holding Southampton back.
How exactly do analytics work when it comes to ...
When numbers and defense collide, things get complicated.
Real Madrid, where tactics are overrated
The world's greatest mediocre squad? It'll make sense when the two Mikes explain it.
Who will win the Premier League's race to the b...
The lower third of the table is still pretty crowded – who will escape?
Adventures in the Bundesliga, or why everyone h...
The two Mikes pull the German curtain back a bit with Kirsten Schlewitz of Unusual Efforts.
The Best of La Liga and the Worst of USMNT
The axes have been sharpening to oust Jurgen Klinnsman, and a 4-0 result against Costa Rica didn't help.
Gab Marcotti on analytics in football media
How the rise of analytics has changed how the sport is covered
Breaking down four strikers, plus the "father o...
Deep dives on Ibra, Vardy, Lukaku, and Kane
How the Premier League title race is shaking up
A closer examination of the six clubs in the hunt
Two very different Manchester vs. Merseyside cl...
Two draws were received very differently this week. The two Mikes take a longer look at the scoreless draw at Anfield (sorry in advance), and then flip to the 1-1 result at the Etihad. They examine a few questions along the way. Can this United team wi...
Life cycles and time horizons
During a riveting international break, the two Mikes desperately search for something else to talk about, and land on the windows of opportunity in front of four premier league clubs. How badly do Manchester City need a fullback? Does Liverpool need a ...
Spurs stun City, Barca in crisis and Bob Bradle...
Tottenham Hotspur played a slightly different style against Manchester City, and it totally freaking worked. The two Mikes discuss whether the outcome outlined the ways in which City are vulnerable, revisit the idea that Barcelona might possibly be in ...
Introducing The Goalmouth, Howler’s newest podc...
The Goalmouth is a new, 5-minute podcast that will show up on your phone by 7 a.m. EST every weekday morning so you can hear the latest soccer news and nonsense on your commute. In collaboration with the Total Soccer Show and Dirty Tackle. For more inf...
True injury impact and re-evaluating some hot t...
How much will injuries to Messi and Harry Kane affect Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur, respectively? The two Mikes dive into the numbers, and then re-examine their preseason assessments of four English clubs: Manchester United, Chelsea, West Ham and St...
Taking stock of the Premier League's Top 6
After four matches, the two Mikes assess whether their preseason predictions are playing out as they expected. Is Manchester City's terrifying attack enough to overcome issues at the back? Yes, Chelsea looks fantastic, but there are some problems. Spea...
Expected Goals Extravaganza
This episode answers the age old question: Is football played on spreadsheets? In the heart of the international break, the two Mikes take the extra time to dive deep into everything you could ever possibly want to know about expected goals, and then t...
There's more to pressing than the idea itself.
Should we be more worried about these English t...
The two Mikes provide the hottest of takes regarding a certain Barcelona star's bleached quaff, but also marvel at how good Barcelona looks in spite of its best player's hair. A bit farther north, Manchester City and Liverpool put in some eyebrow-raisi...
What we absolutely did not learn from Week 1 of...
You might think you can learn a lot about a team by watching them play for 90 minutes, but when those are the first 90 minutes of the season, all bets are off. The two Mikes review the most interesting results from the Barclay's Premier League opening ...
Premier League Preview Blowout – Part 2
Get comfortable with life in the middle, as the two Mikes assess the dealings and futures of the "Middle 7" – teams that probably won't win the title, and probably won't get relegated. Much is covered, including: Liverpool’s favorable schedule, Spurs’ ...
Premier League Preview Blowout – Part 1
The first installment of this preview covers the top 4 (teams with the best shot to win the title), and the bottom 9 (teams that will probably fight relegation). The two Mikes discuss Manchester City’s attacking options, Arsenal’s lack of significant u...
Transferpalooza 3: The Legend of Florentino's Gold
The upset of the transfer window? The Galacticos (mostly) standing pat.
Transferpalooza 2, The Paul Pogba-ing
When a transfer fee climbs this high, it affects far more than the two teams involved.
Transferpalooza! A guide to strategies, styles ...
Do you think the math in the Sadio Mané and the Henrikh Mkhitaryan transfers is a little fuzzy? Are you trying to figure out what the heck Borussia Dortmund and PSG are doing? Ever wonder what's really holding back Liverpool and Everton in the transfer...
How did Portugal pull that off, exactly?
Why Didier Deschamps probably gets too much blame, and Fernando Santos not enough credit