83 minutes | Mar 10, 2023
Turmoil at Tottenham
We dig deep into Tottenham’s recent struggles following their exits in the FA Cup & Champions League. Is Antonio Conte leaving? Would Pochettino return? Chelsea have had a positive week, is it the start of some positive momentum for Potter? Liverpool spanked Man Utd 7-0! We discuss whether it was a fluke or whether there are more deep rooted concerns for the Red Devils. And following Arsenal’s late winner at the weekend, we debate where our money is for the Title. Alex hosts Forgotten Footballer, and this weeks draft is ‘Humiliation’. Thanks for listening!
72 minutes | Feb 28, 2023
Potter's the Problem
This week it was Sam vs Tommy, Tottenham vs Chelsea as Graham Potter took his Blues to North London. The result went with form, as Spurs won 2-0 thanks to goals from Oliver Skipp & Harry Kane. Tommy cant hide his pain at where his Chelsea side are, and goes through what needs changing, and how he feels about the clubs current form. Does Potter need sacking? And who would be a viable replacement if he was to go? All bases are discussed. Sam is happy with where his Spurs side are at, putting themselves in a good place ahead of the final third of the season. Elsewhere we discuss Erik Ten Hag winning his first trophy with Man Utd, and what he's done so well to improve his team. Alex gives an Ipswich update, with his team clinging on to promotion hope. Sam hosts this week's Forgotten Footballer, and this weeks draft is 'Out of their Depth' Thanks for listening!
77 minutes | Feb 9, 2023
One Season Wonder...
Harry Kane’s goal on Sunday made history as he becomes Tottenham’s all time leading scorer, also breaking 200 Premier League goals in the process. We chat through his best moments in a Spurs shirt, and where he stands amongst other league legends. We also heap the praise on right-back Emerson Royal, and whether Pedro Porro’s arrival has given him the challenge he needed. Man City’s loss adds to the questions over Pep’s team selection, and are they playing to Haalands strengths? Arsenal also fell to defeat as they lost at Everton and Sean Dyche in his first game in charge, we discuss whether we think the Toffees will have enough to beat the drop. Ipswich put up a great effort against Championship toppers Burnley, ultimately falling short to a last-gasp Clarets winner in the FA Cup, and its league leaders Sheffield Wednesday in town this weekend which Alex doesn’t fancy! Tommy hosts this weeks Forgotten Footballer, and we draft our favourite Premier League strikers. Thanks for listening!
81 minutes | Jan 26, 2023
Following victories away at Spurs, and at home to Utd, Arsenal are sitting pretty 5 points clear at the top of the table. But we are only halfway through the season, can they do it!? Chelsea have added more reinforcements in attack, but what else does Tommy think needs changing? Tottenham have come through a sticky patch and also dipped into the market, Sam gives us his opinion on where his club are at. Its dog eat dog down at the bottom, with some big teams in trouble near the drop, but who do we think will fall into the Championship? Alex gives an update on Ipswich, with Tommys cousin and Ifs & Buts guest Josh Cullen coming to Portman Road this weekend with Burnley in the FA Cup. Sam hosts Forgotten Footballer, and this weeks draft is ‘Iconic Celebrations’ Thank you for listening!
83 minutes | Jan 11, 2023
New Year, New Concerns
After nearly a month off, we reconvene to have a catch up on all things Chelsea & Tottenham. Tommy’s Blues find themselves in a slump with the fans seemingly unsure on where Graham Potter is taking them. Injuries have played their part, but questionable recruitment isn’t helping, Tommy takes us through all his thoughts on what needs to happen to turn things around. Sam’s Spurs had a mixed return following the World Cup, with Antonio Conte’s future in the balance as he puts pressure upstairs during the January transfer window. Will the boss commit his future to Tottenham or is a sour-ending in store? Sam gives us his opinion. Tommy ends the episode with Forgotten Footballer back from its winter holiday. Thanks for listening!
54 minutes | Dec 13, 2022
The Dream Is Over
It’s the episode we didn’t want to record, the episode where we have to discuss England being knocked out of the World Cup. We discuss the game, the referee, the penalty…and what’s next for Southgate. From the pain of England going out, we then switch our attention to the semi-finalists which remain and who we want to lift the trophy. Thank you for listening, maybe one day we’ll get our wish!
42 minutes | Dec 1, 2022
Into the Knockouts
The group stages are coming to a close, so we recap England’s relatively comfortable three games and where we think we could improve. Who’s impressed us the most? And who should start against Senegal? We also discuss the main threats we see in the tournament, and the potential path through the knockouts for the Three Lions. Wales failed to make an impact on the Tournament, we give our thoughts on their squad and what lies ahead for Gareth Bale. Thanks for listening!
75 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
World Cup Special
The countdown is over, Qatar 2022 is here! We discuss our hopes for England, including what success would mean for this squad. And our main feature is a draft, in which we all select our World Cup XI’s. Finally we put forward our predictions for the tournament including winners, golden boot, surprise package and surprise failure. Thank you for listening! (Ps, it’s coming home)
76 minutes | Nov 10, 2022
Who's on the Plane?
With Gareth Southgate set to name his squad for the World Cup, we put forward who we’d take, and what we predict the England manager will do. Will James Maddison get a seat? And which forwards should make the trip? Tommy also debriefs Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Arsenal, with concerns over the lack of goals in the team, whilst Sam bemoans another slow Spurs start as they lost at home to Liverpool. Alex hosts Forgotten Footballer, and we draft our favourite League Cup memories. Thanks for listening!
65 minutes | Nov 4, 2022
Mayhem in Marseille
Episode 74 - Mayhem in Marseille After a tense final round of Champions League games for Spurs, they managed to get the result they needed in Marseille to book their place in the last 16, but Sam is concerned by his side’s performances in recent weeks. Only two months after leaving Brighton, Graham Potter took his Chelsea team back to the AMEX, but a 4-1 defeat was definitely not the return he was looking for. Tommy goes through some tactical gripes he has with the Blues. With Liverpool dropping more points last weekend we discuss whether they can still get a top 4 finish, and we also debate whether Newcastle are genuine contenders. In League 1, Ipswich grabbed a 4-2 lead in stoppage time…but couldn’t hold on as Charlton snatched a 4-4 draw in dramatic circumstances! Alex discusses the debacle of the extra time, and gives his assessment on Town’s start to the campaign. Sam hosts this week’s Forgotten Footballer, and this week’s draft focuses on ‘Unhappy Returns’
59 minutes | Oct 21, 2022
After a few weeks away we catch up on how Spurs/Chelsea have fared, with both going strong at home and in Europe. We discuss Liverpool’s return to form with victory against Man City, and whether Arsenal are genuine Title contenders. Ipswich hit a bump in the road with a home defeat to Lincoln, but Alex isn’t panicking yet. Tommy hosts Forgotten Footballer, and this week’s draft is ‘Ballon D’or unlucky losers’
76 minutes | Oct 21, 2022
Derby Day Drumming
Derby weekend for Sam didn’t go to plan...Arsenal ran out 3-1 winners to give Spurs their first defeat of the season. Haaland bagged his third hat-trick in three home games in a 6-3 spanking of Man Utd, and Graham Potters first league game for Chelsea ended in victory following a last minute Conor Gallagher worldie. We also discuss the struggles Liverpool are having, and debate what their aims should be for this season. A happy Alex lauds his Ipswich’s victory over Portsmouth, and he also hosts this weeks Forgotten Footballer. And finally we draft our favourite Derby Day Memories…Alex had to dig deep to find one! Thanks for listening!
67 minutes | Sep 22, 2022
England's World Cup Warmups
With the International Break upon us, we review Gareth Southgate’s 28 man England squad ahead of the two Nations League fixtures against Italy and Germany. Should Harry Maguire go to the World Cup? And who should start in midfield? We put forward our ideas. In the Premier League, Son Heung-Min came back to form with a bang with his hat-trick off the bench vs Leicester, whilst West Ham lost again and sit in the bottom three, is David Moyes under pressure? In League One, Ipswich are still top of the league but it could have looked a lot better for them, after being pegged back to 2-2 away at Sheffield Wednesday. Sam hosts Forgotten Footballer, and this weeks draft takes a trip down memory lane to our favourite England memories. Thanks for listening!
69 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
An Emotional Week
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, all football was cancelled over the weekend. Tommy was left ‘devastated’ by the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, we talk about the new era which is about to begin under Graham Potter at Chelsea, and whether it was the right call for Tuchel to go. Alex discusses his trip to Tottenham last week for the Champions League game against Marseille, and of course there’s a round of Forgotten Footballer. Our draft this week is Surprise Manager sackings. Thanks for listening, and God save the King!
78 minutes | Sep 6, 2022
Quite the weekend wasn't it? Unfortunately VAR was in the headlines after a string of controversial decisions, but this week Tommy doesn't care!We dissect all the referee's verdicts and give our opinions on what went wrong, and what us going wrong with VAR.Spurs are still unbeaten, the top 4 race looks tasty, and will City dominate and win a fifth PL title in six years?Ipswich are sitting top of League 1 leaving Alex in a happy yet precautionary mood, and he also hosts this weeks Forgotten Footballer.Our draft this week is the 'Referee blunder' draft, as we go back down memory lane and talk about the decisions from the past that still haunt us today.Thanks for listening!
70 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
Marching on together
After letting a late lead slip against Spurs last week, things got worse for Chelsea with a shock 3-0 defeat at Leeds. Just how worried is Tommy?Tottenham got the business done with a 1-0 victory over Wolves, whilst Newcastle & Man City played out a 3-3 thriller on Sunday, we give our thoughts on the best action from those games.Casemiro has completed his move to Man Utd, so do we think he’ll bring the success the Red Devils are after?Ipswich are still top as they made it four wins in a row, whilst it was Tommy v Sam, Peterborough v Lincoln, in our first League one derby of the season. Sam hosts Forgotten Footballer, and this week’s draft is ‘The Manager Hotseat’.Thanks for listening!
83 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
Battle of the Bridge 2.0
Chelsea v Spurs, Tuchel v Conte, Tommy v Sam! And what a battle it was... we digest all the crazy things we saw on Sunday.Man United slumped to a 4-0 battering at Brentford, and Arsenal made in two wins from two at home to Leicester, so who is our early money on for a top four finish?Ipswich are sitting pretty at the top of League 1 after 3 games, and our draft this week is our favourite football fights, in homage to the scenes at full time on Sunday.Finally, forgotten footballer is back!Thanks for listening!
70 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
New Season, New Signings
After a six-week summer break we are back and raring to go ahead of a new season of the podcast! We discuss all the major talking points from the summer transfer window, and judge how our teams have performed in the market. Tommy & Sam get allocated their League 1 teams for this season, and we introduce our new segment, the Ifs & Buts Draft. Welcome back and thanks for listening!
76 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
Our Summer Wishlist
We're missing the Premier League, are you? This week we announce our End of Season Awards winners, and go through what we'd like to see our clubs do in the summer transfer window. Tommy also has a test for Alex & Sam, we all know how much he loves his stats! Thanks for listening
91 minutes | May 24, 2022
End of Season Awards
Well we wanted drama in the final weekend, and we certainly got it!A remarkable comeback from City made it 4 Premier League titles in 5 years, Spurs hammered Norwich to claim 4th spot, and a victory for Leeds at Brentford saw them survive, with Burnley's 6-year stay coming to an end.We dissect all the action, and go through our nominations in our 'End of Season Awards'.Thank you for listening!