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The Double Pivot: Soccer analysis, an...
<p>Soccer analysis, analytics, and commentary with hosts Mike Goodman and Michael Caley</p>
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Emery Out
the state of the top four race
51 min
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More-inho
the narrative cannot be denied
52 min
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Spurs' Mourinho era begins
This can only end well.
56 min
4
What cost City against Liverpool
No, it wasn't handballs.
52 min
5
Why Liverpool vs. City might get weird
Plus, there may be no races for places in the Premier League this year.
54 min
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Unpacking everything from Liverpool vs. Spurs
There was a whole lot going on at Anfield.
55 min
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The Premier League is bad
It has not been an inspiring first few months in England.
59 min
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Statsbomb Conference Pod
65 min
9
Checking in on the early season narratives
51 min
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Giant Weirdo Grab Bag, Part 1
There's too much going on to organize any of these topics in some clean format this week, so you're just getting it all, in no specific order.
55 min
11
Teaser: Champions League (P)review
1 min
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City Lost Pod
55 min
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Soccer and Stuff with Astead Herndon
45 min
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Comeback Weekend Chaos
It was a good weekend for the highly unlikely.
57 min
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Around the Premier League
games games games games
51 min
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Looking back and ahead in the Premier League, a...
Three big matches in the premier league, and one coming up this weekend. And an Italian team. Because.
59 min
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Premier League Week 1
featuring some of your questions
63 min
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Teaser: Deadline Day Roundup
1 min
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Premier League Preview Extravaganza-eleganza Pa...
A preview with no coherent structure other than all the teams will be covered.
67 min
20
Liverpool and Brooklyn Politics
59 min
21
The Tale of Mauro Icardi
Salacious Gossip Pod Returns
50 min
22
Transfers a-go-go with a-Goodman
50 min
23
Arsenal and Barcelona with Zito Madu
56 min
24
RapinoePod
71 min
25
Around the World Cup with Meg and Michael
39 min
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BOLD LIP EMERGENCY POD
15 min
27
Getting Ready for the Knockouts with Julie Foudy
Women's World Cup roundup and a big time guest
40 min
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The World Cup Begins!
USA wins by a lot, other teams win by less!
30 min
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Teaser: Transferpod
1 min
30
Women's World Cup Preview (with Meg Linehan)
Double Pivot's new WWC correspondent takes us through the groups
50 min
31
Champions League Final Preview
55 min
32
Serie A and Broader Questions of Ethics Related...
55 min
33
Premier League Teams' Players of the Year, Pt. 1
Searching for the standout player for each of the 20 clubs.
57 min
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The Best Champions League Matches Ever, Pt 1
56 min
35
The Great Gackening of 2019
Does anybody want to win soccer games anymore?
53 min
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Teaser: Previewing a Big Week in Europe
2 min
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There's A LOT going on in England's Top 4 and 7...
It's time for another episode of Deep Blue Something.
59 min
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Teaser: Champions League
2 min
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Liverpool top Chelsea, Arsenal survive Watford ...
Mo Salah hits a thunderbastard and Troy Deeney did not get away with a bad idea.
52 min
40
Everton-Arsenal, Deulofeu's magic, Liverpool & ...
It's a whole mess of soccer in this weeks' Everton-themed pod.
53 min
41
What to take from recent Liverpool, Spurs and U...
The results haven't necessarily reflected the performances.
58 min
42
Surprises of the season, Pt. 1
For better or worse, reality hasn't aligned with August expectations for some squads.
53 min
43
International breaks were made for mailbags
Answering your non-international friendly-related questions!
59 min
44
Regression and the battle for Top 4 in England
What does regression look like and which PL teams are suffering from it?
50 min
45
Two draws, infinite chaos from weekend derbies
Four kinds of spin from two somewhat underwhelming rivalry matches.
60 min
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No Goals, One Podcast
There weren't any goals in the big games but we still have stuff to pod about
51 min
47
Teaser: Champions League Stat Takes
1 min
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Chelsea's continued stumble and the relegation ...
Breaking down the problems at Stamford Bridge and looking at a six-team fight for survival.
59 min
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The Title Race Tightens
Liverpool drop more points as City cruise to back-to-back wins.
61 min
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The Return of the Premier League Crisis Conch!
Breaking down which of the Premier League's top six teams currently have the most worrying issues.
59 min
51
Where did the Premier League cpme from and wher...
an interview with Jonathan Clegg
54 min
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Teaser: Stats in Germany and Italy
1 min
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Everyone's injured and David Wagner's gone
Assessing the severity of some key absences in the Top 4, and the actual abilities of Huddersfield's former manager.
61 min
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Teaser: The Rest of the Non Top 6 Eleven
1 min
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Spurs-Chelsea fallout, Real Madrid is bad & Non...
Do the Blues need a striker? How screwed are the Galacticos? How awesome is Felipe Anderson?
51 min
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Teaser: La Liga, Mailbag and a new feature
1 min
57
City - Liverpool - Pulisic
two big stories... one big pod
62 min
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Teaser: Premier League Title Race!?!?
1 min
59
Mourinheulogy
65 min
60
Football and Race, Chelsea and Man City, Relega...
A grab bag of topics of varying degrees of seriousness
58 min
61
Sadness Derby I: Caley Edition
but, he's in paradise, so joke's on you
46 min
62
Special Edition with Brenda Elsey: The Copa Lib...
50 min
63
What are we doing here, exactly?
The quest to understand what advanced analytics and metrics are trying to accomplish and why and how.
56 min
64
Der Klassiker's chaos and Manchester United's woes
The things we learned about the Bundesliga, and the things we can't figure out about the Red Devils.
58 min
65
Teaser: European Super League
It's all the rage right now, so what exactly is this proposal really all about?
1 min
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Real Madrid from all angles
Tactical analysis takes a back seat
56 min
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Teaser: Champions League Rankings
1 min
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What Makes a Team Better? Or Worse?
Methods of evaluating the most basic things that are actually kind of complicated
55 min
69
Super Extraordinary International Break Mailbag...
You asked. Two Mikes answered.
60 min
70
Fixer Upper, except with European soccer superp...
The heck is wrong with Europe's elite clubs so far this season?
56 min
71
Soccer and #MeToo, the allegations against Cris...
53 min
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Teaser: More stats!
2 min
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Stats around the Premier League
57 min
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Teaser: A big week for Spurs, Liverpool and Man...
We got our first defining week of the season for three of England's biggest clubs.
1 min
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Examining the Premier League's known unknowns
A handful of clubs are developing new identities or straying from old ones — how's that going for them?
62 min
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A quick glance across Europe as we come out of ...
Which teams are off to great starts, and which are already in trouble after the season's first few weeks?
55 min
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Teaser: Around the Premier League
2 min
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So, uh, about that Manchester United vs. Spurs ...
What are the odds things get better from here for Jose Mourinho and his men?
61 min
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Recapping Chelsea vs. Arsenal and then it's mai...
What can we learn from the second match of the season between two rapidly changing squads?
62 min
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Previewing La Liga and recapping Arsenal vs. City
Two clubs with different looks in Madrid, Barca out front, and lots of other intrigue.
57 min
81
Premier League Preview Part 3
58 min
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Premier League Preview Part 2 (Teaser)
1 min
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Premier League Preview Part 1 (of 4!)
62 min
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Mailbag Part 1: Why don't United and Spurs just...
Plus: Jack Grealish to Spurs – useful signing?
57 min
85
The Quarterfinals
55 min
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France to Brazil: Breaking down the matches fro...
Being on this side is no fun, but it's been a lot more fun for those watching.
57 min
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Teaser: World Cup Mailbag
2 min
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How World Cup teams are faring as the group sta...
Argentina somehow got through, and the favorites all look flawed in their own ways.
58 min
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Who's up and who's down at the world cup?
63 min
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World Cup Preview Blowout Part 1
The FIFA World Cup is finally here, and the two Mikes have their predictions ready.
54 min
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Fantasy Draft
58 min
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Not a Teaser: World Cup Previews
50 min
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EMERGENCY POD: Mark Hughes Edition
1 min
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Teaser: Champions League Final
1 min
95
The managerial carousel is spinning, and revisi...
Breaking down the fit of the new faces at the helm of noteworthy clubs.
60 min
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Teaser: Ted Knutsen Interview
2 min
97
Europa and F.A. Cup Final previews
Four very weird teams battle for two trophies.
56 min
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Teaser: Subscriber mailbag
1 min
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How Spurs and Liverpool stumbled to the finish ...
Plus, if Chelsea comes up short, how does the future look at Stamford Bridge?
58 min
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Teaser: Exciting CL clashes to chase away those...
We have our two European finals, but we didn't get the same kind of shows to set them up.
1 min
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Takes Across Europe
58 min
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Teaser: So much Europe
1 min
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Spurs are frauds, but at least Serie A just got...
Was the F.A. Cup semifinal loss another defining moment in a dying era for Tottenham Hotspur?
59 min
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Teaser: FA Cup Preview
1 min
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Is the relegation battle in the Premier League ...
It would take an epic combination of a run and collapse — but it's possible.
56 min
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Teaser: Sevilla-Bayern and three others games
Champions League got good, we got into it
1 min
107
Failurepod: City and Barcelona
City and Barcelona are title winners and today they're losers. What's it all mean?
58 min
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Teaser: Champions League Pep Talk
2 min
109
The Premier League is good and the Bundesliga I...
yeah you heard us
60 min
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Explaining xGChain, evaluating defensive midfie...
This week's episode is all about the listeners, and features a special announcement to kick things off.
68 min
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International Breakdown
no really we talk about international football
59 min
112
Is it time to question whether Mourinho's style...
It's everybody's favorite manic game of analysis. It's all the rage.
59 min
113
The Triumph of Basic Football (and also Juventus)
Barca-Atleti, Barca-Chelsea, and ugh Spurs-Juventus
41 min
114
Parsing through an extremely deep relegation ba...
Just 12 points separate the bottom 10 teams in England's top flight.
81 min
115
It's raining tennis balls in the Bundesliga!
Checking in on the Top 4 race in Germany and breaking down Chelsea vs. Barcelona.
72 min
116
The chaos that was Juve vs. Spurs, and a big pi...
Controversial calls, a crazy atmosphere and...the end of Juve's run?
63 min
117
Recapping Liverpool vs. Spurs by talking about ...
Why talk about two exciting clubs when you can instead talk about the interpretation of rules?
47 min
118
Examining the transfer window on the eve of it ...
Which moves have made sense, which haven't and which still could.
57 min
119
Advanced Studies in Wrongness
The Crisis Conch Blows for the Double Pivot
52 min
120
Return of the crisis conch: Chelsea, Arsenal an...
With previous conch holders now in calmer waters, it's time to examine their somewhat teetering compatriots.
55 min
121
Celebrating an oddly exciting January transfer ...
Coutinho, VVD, Alexis and MYSTERY PLAYERS.
62 min
122
Is there a right way to be a fan?
A Twitter debate revolving around soccer fandom spills over into this week's podcast.
64 min
123
Shouldn't Manchester United be better, and will...
Jose Mourinho's got excuses, but is anyone buying them?
60 min
124
The Champions League draw, the crisis conch and...
61 min
125
The Champions League final 16 are set, so who's...
Coming to you from New York, it's two Mikes sitting around a kitchen table, talking soccer.
60 min
126
Understanding why Burnley don't break expected ...
Sean Dyche's squad seems to possess a black magic that confuses the computers, sort of.
60 min
127
The Champions League is boring right now, so le...
Deep dives on the North London derby and Manchester City's tactics.
48 min
128
Who's the seventh-best team in the Premier League?
Also, how'd all those assessments last week of the Bundesliga work out?
49 min
129
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.
64 min
130
Spurs rejoice while the two Merseyside clubs ar...
Things are looking up for Tottenham Hotspur while the two clubs in Liverpool hyperventilate.
62 min
131
Previewing Liverpool vs. Spurs and worrying abo...
Few managers are as much fun to watch match wits as Klopp and Pochettino, so buckle up.
63 min
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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?
57 min
133
How injuries may end up affecting the Premier L...
Plus, you know, more about whether Liverpool should be panicking after another weird performance.
58 min
134
Talking Juventus, Real Madrid and Arsenal with ...
When all of your favorite teams are this interesting, there is no shortage of talking points.
55 min
135
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.
49 min
136
Palace does a very Palace thing, what we learne...
Also, Spurs looked different and it made all the difference against Dortmund.
58 min
137
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.
68 min
138
What the heck happened with the current transfe...
All that money from Qatar sure has made a mess.
55 min
139
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.
50 min
140
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.
61 min
141
EPL Preview Part 2: The Double Pivot Preseason ...
We're kicking off the 2017-18 season with a two-part blowout preview!
57 min
142
EPL Preview Part 1: Where will every club finish?
We're kicking off the 2017-18 season with a two-part blowout preview!
68 min
143
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?
59 min
144
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.
65 min
145
Summer Transfer Mailbag!
The two Mikes take your transfer questions, turn them into larger questions, and then get back to the point.
60 min
146
Extreme nerding out over expected goals
With good soccer options limited, it's time to do an analytics deep dive.
58 min
147
Reconciling love for the game with the complica...
Plus, a quick recap of the USMNT-Mexico draw at the Azteca.
52 min
148
A closer look at where the USMNT stands in WC q...
Bruce Arena has fixed everything, right? RIGHT?
60 min
149
Real Madrid won the Champions League, and thus ...
Also, that Sergio Ramos guy is a good sport.
64 min
150
Previewing the Europa League final with Priya R...
The two Mikes chat with the Ajax expert ahead of Wednesday's clash with Manchester United.
57 min
151
The worst predictions the Double Pivot made thi...
When it comes to analytics, there are two kinds of wrong. We'll explain.
58 min
152
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.
62 min
153
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?
54 min
154
Breaking down huge matches in Manchester and Ma...
Two showdowns. Only one delivered.
61 min
155
Have Monaco proven they're good enough to win t...
Plus, the magic of the F.A. Cup! No, seriously!
54 min
156
The fine margins exposed by this week's Champio...
One red card may have decided whether Bayern or Real Madrid has a successful season.
54 min
157
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.
65 min
158
Pulisic or Dele Alli? It's mailbag time!
In the first of two Double Pivots this week, the Two Mikes answer listener questions.
53 min
159
Hot takes! Come and get 'em!
The Two Mikes had extremely controversial opinions (not really) that set Twitter ablaze.
59 min
160
Declining to analyze the chaos that happened in...
Sometimes, there's no analysis to be made. Barca vs. PSG fits the bill.
57 min
161
Examining Liverpool's bizarre record vs. good a...
The numbers paint an interesting story about the Reds' weird variance.
54 min
162
The MAGIC of the League Cup and a short trip to...
Michael invites Ben Daniels on the pod to talk Barcelona, Southampton and Atalanta
62 min
163
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.
60 min
164
Why Alexis is like the Spartan general Brasidas...
Examining the aftermath of Barcelona, Spurs and Arsenal all suffering (mostly) uncharacteristic defeats.
63 min
165
Which Premier League results revealed the most?...
Who's in more trouble: Manchester United or Arsenal?
62 min
166
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.
61 min
167
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?
54 min
168
Breaking down Spurs-Chelsea and examining City'...
Sometimes when two great teams meet, the match lives up to the hype.
61 min
169
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.
56 min
170
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.
68 min
171
How exactly do analytics work when it comes to ...
When numbers and defense collide, things get complicated.
54 min
172
Real Madrid, where tactics are overrated
The world's greatest mediocre squad? It'll make sense when the two Mikes explain it.
61 min
173
Who will win the Premier League's race to the b...
The lower third of the table is still pretty crowded – who will escape?
66 min
174
Adventures in the Bundesliga, or why everyone h...
The two Mikes pull the German curtain back a bit with Kirsten Schlewitz of Unusual Efforts.
48 min
175
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.
58 min
176
Gab Marcotti on analytics in football media
How the rise of analytics has changed how the sport is covered
66 min
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Breaking down four strikers, plus the "father o...
Deep dives on Ibra, Vardy, Lukaku, and Kane
69 min
178
How the Premier League title race is shaking up
A closer examination of the six clubs in the hunt
68 min
179
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...
55 min
180
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 ...
58 min
181
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 ...
55 min
182
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...
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183
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...
57 min
184
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...
73 min
185
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...
72 min
186
Pressing Matters
There's more to pressing than the idea itself.
70 min
187
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...
57 min
188
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 ...
60 min
189
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’ ...
67 min
190
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...
70 min
191
Transferpalooza 3: The Legend of Florentino's Gold
The upset of the transfer window? The Galacticos (mostly) standing pat.
64 min
192
Transferpalooza 2, The Paul Pogba-ing
When a transfer fee climbs this high, it affects far more than the two teams involved.
55 min
193
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...
64 min
194
How did Portugal pull that off, exactly?
Why Didier Deschamps probably gets too much blame, and Fernando Santos not enough credit
63 min
195
France's attack vs. Portugal's impenetrable wal...
Would Portugal winning the tournament be the most anticlimactic result possible?
47 min
196
Euro 16 mega episode: Recapping the quarterfina...
We're left with two teams we expected, and two that have stunned the field.
61 min
197
Previewing the Euro 2016 quarterfinals
Load up at the tactics buffet before you settle in to watch the four matches
58 min
198
Messi's Argentina woes continue, and the Euros ...
Perhaps the best week of soccer this summer provided plenty of talking points.
56 min
199
USMNT Copa América postmortem, plus a Euro knoc...
The reason that U.S. lineup failed may be a little different than you think
49 min
200
Can the U.S. stop Argentina?
Realism is setting in for teams in both major international tournaments.
53 min
201
What do we really know about the U.S, England, ...
Now that we've seen each group a few times, what can we make of Besler at left back for the USMNT, Roy Hodgson's striker and midfield decisions, France benching its two best players, and Belgium not quite living up to its potential on paper?
50 min
202
Episode 4: The wrong way to talk about sexual a...
Our fellow fans pay the price when we cast aside serious allegations
43 min
203
Holy goals, USMNT and Argentina
The two squads' scorelines looked great, but what did we really learn?
53 min
204
The Euro 2016 favorites + more Copa América Cen...
Breaking down the Euro 2016 favorites before more Copa America Centario talk
50 min
205
Podcast Debut: Previewing Copa América Centario
Introducing The Double Pivot, hosted by Mike Goodman and Michael Caley.
48 min