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63 minutes | 11 days ago
We're a Big F***ing Deal!
Things are looking up for Paris Saint-Germain in 2021. We've already seen one trophy celebration and with a new manager at the helm, the squad appears to be playing more attractive and cohesive football. Is it all roses at the Parc des Princes or is there underlying causes for concern?On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by fellow contributors Cose, Guillaume, and Matt to discuss PSG's 2-1 win over Olympique de Marseille in the Trophée des Champions. What positives are we seeing from the squad under new manager, Mauricio Pochettino, and what still needs work? Do we know what his preferred starting lineup will be moving forward?Neymar made a brief appearance in that match against Marseille and in 25 minutes, he was the most fouled player on the pitch. With his feud against Álvaro González spilling over to Twitter, should the league step in to stop it or will it only add fuel to the fire of this rivalry?Later in the show, we do our best to explain the situation regarding Mediapro, television rights, and Ligue 1. What are the very real consequences facing the French league with a serious lack of cash funneling into clubs? What role should PSG play in helping prop up the league?We also give new meaning to PSG's slogan of "Dream Bigger" and debate whether or not Pochettino should play Neymar against Marseille on February 7, just one week prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match against FC Barcelona. You can have your say via the Twitter poll below.As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. You can also show your support by visiting Manscaped.com and using the code PSGTALK at checkout for 20% off and free shipping.Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc.
44 minutes | 24 days ago
Who Will Pochettino Bring With Him to Paris?
As the calendar turns to 2021, Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of a new era with the official departure of Thomas Tuchel and the expected arrival of a highly anticipated manager.On this episode of PSG Talking, which was recorded on January 1, I'm joined by long-time contributors Guillaume and Matt to discuss the managerial situation at PSG. Should fans be optimistic about Mauricio Pochettino returning to the club he once captained as a player or was sacking Tuchel premature? Is Pochettino that much better than Tuchel tactically?With Pochettino's ties to Tottenham Hotspur and the Premier League, we discuss the latest transfer rumors, which include PSG linked to Serge Aurier, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, and Wilfried Zaha.We switch topics later in the show to discuss the latest with Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappé when it comes to their contract situation. With reports that no club can afford the Frenchman, will he sign an extension or will PSG be forced to sell for below what he's worth to avoid losing him on a free transfer?The show concludes with us sharing our 2021 resolutions for PSG.As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc.
86 minutes | a month ago
Special Holiday Edition
Talk about bad timing...On Wednesday, December 23, I recorded a PSG Talking podcast with Guillaume and James and then a 1970 podcast with Marc during Paris Saint-Germain's 4-0 win over RC Strasbourg. We talked about Thomas Tuchel quite a bit but little did we know that he would be sacked the following day.For easy listening, I've combined the two podcasts into one and you get to hear us analyze the job that Tuchel has done at PSG and which PSG Talk contributors wanted him gone and others who may be disappointed to see him leave the French capital.We also discuss PSG's poor results against Lille OSC and Olympique Lyonnais, two clubs who are currently ahead of Les Parisiens in the Ligue 1 table. Contributing to those disappointing performances are injuries. From Presnel Kimpembe to Neymar Jr., many of PSG's top players are out of action and for some, it's a race against time to get them fit ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against FC Barcelona.It wouldn't be a holiday episode without asking the guys what gift they would give PSG this year and who deserves a lump of coal (don't worry, Leonardo, I've made sure you won't receive any coal this year!).As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc.
33 minutes | a month ago
Reaction to Champions League Round of 16 Draw
Paris Saint-Germain rallied in the final two match days to top their UEFA Champions League group and now we know their reward, a date with their arch-nemesis FC Barcelona in the Round of 16.On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Ty and James and we share our reaction to the Champions League draw that pits PSG and Barcelona against each other in the competition for the first time since 2017. Which team should be considered the favorite?The first match between the two sides is slated for February 16, so there's plenty that can change for both teams between now and then, but one major talking point is the health of Neymar Jr. The former Barcelona man went down with an ankle injury against Olympique Lyonnais last weekend and while he should be back in time for the Round of 16, will he have enough preparation ahead of the tie?The upcoming January transfer window will be an opportunity for PSG to strengthen, but what positions should the club look to upgrade? Who is available? Could PSG pull off a surprise transfer for Stade Rennais midfielder Eduardo Camavinga?It's still a bit too early to make a prediction for the PSG match, but I ask the guys what other matchups in the Round of 16 they're excited to watch.As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc.
77 minutes | 2 months ago
The Bread Burns at the Entrance of the Oven
After a rough start to the UEFA Champions League group stage, Paris Saint-Germain now controls their destiny but plenty of questions remain as the club prepares for the business end of the season.On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by fellow contributors Matt, Guillaume, and Cose, to discuss the 3-1 win over Manchester United. Did PSG play well and deserve to win, or, did the Red Devils give the game away with poor substitutions and missed goal-scoring opportunities?Next, we discuss the possibility of Lionel Messi making the move from FC Barcelona to PSG. With Neymar openly stating he wants to play with his friend and former teammate again, should the club explore ways to bring him to the French capital, including selling Kylian Mbappé?The 21-year-old Mbappé has struggled as of late in the Champions League, leading many to speculate if now is the time to cash in on the Frenchman and bring in players to compliment Neymar and potentially Messi. We debate the right way forward for the club.PSG's other celebrated winger, Angel Di Maria, is in the last year of his contract and while one of us wants him gone by the end of the week, others aren't so sure we can find a suitable replacement that works financially.We wrap up the show by answering a few questions from listeners sent in via Twitter.As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
Leipzig Loss, Tuchel in Trouble, and Elevator Error Traps PSG Players
The meme machine has been putting in overtime with the amount of content Paris Saint-Germain has delivered the past couple of weeks.On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Cose, Matt, and Guillaume to discuss the 2-1 loss to RB Leipzig and whether or not Thomas Tuchel deserves most of the blame for the lackluster performance.The defeat means PSG could potentially fall to the UEFA Europa League if they don't win their remaining UEFA Champions League matches. Is now the time to bring in a new manager or should PSG let Tuchel finish out the season and replace him next summer? Who can fix PSG's "eye cancer" of a midfield? What are the ramifications in terms of Kylian Mbappé and Neymar Jr. who are considering signing an extension with PSG? Also, did you know Marco Verratti is 28-years-old!?After a lengthy and very serious discussion about the issues at PSG this season, we close out the podcast with a somewhat comical story about several PSG players getting stuck in an elevator for 50 minutes before they were rescued. We go around the panel and decide which players we would like to be trapped in an elevator wall. Don't forget to designate a pee corner!Anyway...if PSG don't turn this thing around quickly I'm turning this into a Cambridge United FC blog. Get it together, guys...As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc.
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Latest Injury News; Feud Brewing Between PSG and Brazil Over Neymar
Paris Saint-Germain has won seven of their last eight matches but things in the French capital are far from ideal. Injuries are piling up almost daily and the manager is very much on the hot seat. This season was always going to be difficult due to the ongoing pandemic, but no one expected it to be this bad.On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by French football journalist Jonathan Johnson who recently joined CBS Sports to cover the UEFA Champions League and contributes to the outstanding ¡Qué Golazo! podcast where PSG is a frequent topic.The episode begins with a discussion about Johnson's recent article on injuries at PSG, the most devastating being Neymar Jr.'s muscle injury suffered against Istanbul Başakşehir. The injury will keep the PSG superstar out for the next three games and if it were up to Thomas Tuchel, he wouldn't play for Brazil during the upcoming international break either. There is already bad blood between PSG/Tuchel and Brazil from previous injuries Neymar has sustained and it will be interesting to see how this situation plays out.Up next, we discuss Tuchel's situation and whether or not he will make it through an entire season without being sacked. The offense has sputtered and while there have been quite a few injuries, there appears to be a malaise over the squad and he hasn't proven to be able to light a spark that is so desperately needed. Could Thiago Motta return to the Parc des Princes and solve PSG's issues?I also asked Johnson for his ideal starting lineup if injuries weren't an issue. Does he go with Marquinhos in midfield or center-back? Kean or Icardi? Speaking of Kean, Johnson offers some clarity to his loan deal from Everton FC.We conclude the show with a discussion about Kylian Mbappé and Neymar and whether or not they will extend their contracts with PSG and the outside factors that could determine their futures.As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc.
63 minutes | 3 months ago
Manchester United Recap, Kean Breakout, Champions League Outlook
With a host of injuries and turmoil between the manager and sporting director, Paris Saint-Germain faces perhaps its most pivotal stretch of games of the season so far.On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by James, Cose, and Guillaume to discuss PSG's two most recent results and we also look ahead to PSG's upcoming UEFA Champions League match against Istanbul Başakşehir.The show begins with a conversation about PSG's frustrating 2-1 loss to Manchester United in the first match of the Champions League group stage. The squad looked tired and devoid of ideas offensively even with Kylian Mbappé and Neymar Jr. on the pitch together. We discuss whether the blame rests on Thomas Tuchel's shoulders and whether his days could be numbered as manager.PSG rebounded from that defeat to United with a 4-0 win over Dijon FCO—the last place team in Ligue 1. Tuchel was forced to rotate his squad due to injuries, which included starting Moise Kean who scored his first two goals in a PSG kit. The 20-year-old has loads of potential and this performance could lead to him taking minutes away from some of the usual starters.We then discuss Wednesday match against Istanbul Başakşehir where anything other than a win could lead to Tuchel getting sacked and the very real possibility that PSG may not qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League. We go around the panel and get score predictions for this highly-anticipated match.The show concludes with a discussion about a surprising statistic. According to journalist Robin Bairner, since the start of the Qatar Sports Investments era (2011-current), PSG has conceded 18 penalties in the Champions League and only been awarded 7. Is this a case of bad defending or is there a conspiracy against the French giants?As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc.
68 minutes | 4 months ago
We Have 9 Midfielders and None of Them Suck
With so much attention being paid to Paris Saint-Germain's transfer signings, it's easy to forget that on the pitch, the reigning French champions have looked awfully impressive with four consecutive victories.On this episode of PSG Talking, I hand off hosting duties to Guillaume and he's joined by fellow long-time contributors Matt and Cose. They're essentially the Thiago Motta, Marco Verratti, and Blaise Matuidi of the podcast crew.The show begins with a discussion of the 3-0 win over OGC Nice at the Allianz Riviera. PSG dismissed Patrick Vieira's side with relative ease in what was the first time we really saw Les Parisiens play close to their potential.The conversation transitions to PSG's 2-0 win over Stade de Reims at the Parc des Princes, with a brace from Mauro Icardi, and the 6-1 win over Angers SCO, which included Alessandro Florenzi's first goal as a PSG player since arriving on loan from AS Roma.Up next, the crew discusses PSG's transfer business. There are several new faces in the French capital and some old ones still remain (Julian Draxler and Jesé to name a couple). What can supporters expect from Danilo Pereira, Rafinha, and Moise Kean? Will they be major contributors or fringe players? Regardless, it will be up to manager Thomas Tuchel to rotate his starting lineup to keep all of the players happy now that he has quality depth at nearly every position.As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc.
59 minutes | 4 months ago
Champions League Hangover or Serious Issues at PSG?
When Paris Saint-Germain supporters look at the Ligue 1 table, they find their team in the basement of Ligue 1 in 15th place. It's hardly what was expected following the club's first appearance in the UEFA Champions League final just a few weeks ago.On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by fellow contributors James and Matt to discuss PSG's disappointing start to the 2020-21 Ligue 1 season and what needs to change for the club to return to their dominating ways.The second match of the new season saw PSG welcome Olympique de Marseille in what was supposed to be a football match but instead turned into more of a rugby match with a dash of UFC thrown in at the end.Not only were several PSG players sent off, but Neymar Jr. claimed he was racially abused by a Marseille player. We discuss what should happen to Álvaro González even if it's not proven with a video that he did abuse Neymar.New signing, Alessandro Florenzi, made his debut against OM and he was one of the rare bright spots in that match. We discuss his performance and whether or not PSG needs to sign a left-back with Juan Bernat going down with a serious knee injury.Speaking of changes, one move some fans would like to see is a new coach. Thomas Tuchel did get PSG to the Champions League final but with one goal scored in the opening three matches, serious questions are being asked of the former Borussia Dortmund boss.We end the show with our expectations of the new PSG documentary that was recently released in France via Amazon Prime Video.As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc.
65 minutes | 5 months ago
Bayern Munich Smash PSG's Champions League Dream
A season unlike any other ended on Sunday with Paris Saint-Germain falling 1-0 to FC Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League final.The loss was made worse as it was former PSG player, Kingsley Coman, who scored the only goal of the match to give the Germans their sixth Champions League title in club history.On the latest PSG Talking podcast, which was recorded just minutes after the final whistle, I'm joined by fellow contributors Eddie, James, Mel, and Ty to discuss how PSG let this opportunity slip through their fingers.We start the show with initial reactions to the defeat and an examination of manager Thomas Tuchel's tactics and whether he got the starting lineup correct. Was there anything he could have done to counterbalance Bayern's relentless pressing?The panel also discusses the two penalty shouts that were not given by the referee. Was the right decision made in both instances or should Kylian Mbappé have been awarded a penalty in the second half?Speaking of PSG's French superstar, we discuss his overall performance and why he and Neymar Jr. were ineffective against Bayern's high defensive line.Looking ahead, we wonder whether major changes need to be made to the squad or if it only needs small improvements in key areas.We wrap up the show by answering a few Twitter questions and share our parting shots on what has been a historical season despite ending in disappointment.Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc.
54 minutes | 5 months ago
Against Bayern Munich, There Will Be Blood
After two anti-climatic semi-final matches in the UEFA Champions League, we finally have the heavyweight final everyone wants to see. It's Paris Saint-Germain versus FC Bayern Munich for all of the marbles.On the latest episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Guillaume and Matt to discuss PSG's win over RB Leipzig last Wednesday and we look ahead to the matchup against Bayern in the final on Sunday.Up first, I ask the crew how they felt heading into the match against Leipzig and why that match was so easy for the Ligue 1 champions. Was it the return of Angel Di Maria that made the difference or was it the defense who continued their outstanding play in the tournament?Speaking of the lineup, what changes should manager Thomas Tuchel make against Bayern Munich? We discuss potential lineup changes that could work against the German's style of play and why PSG has some extra motivation to defeat Bayern (hint: it has something to do with Juan Bernat and Tanguy Kouassi).If there's a reason to worry, it's the lack of finishing from Neymar Jr. despite playing well overall. Surely his shot won't be off for a third match, right? Also, we all agree that Keylor Navas has to return as Sergio Rico looked shaky against Leipzig.We wrap up the show by talking about the media's coverage of PSG's run to the final and answer your questions sent via Twitter.As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc.
52 minutes | 5 months ago
Lady Luck is Finally on PSG's Side in the Champions League
The moment that Paris Saint-Germain supporters have been waiting for is finally here. The club is through to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1995 following a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Atalanta.On the latest episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by James Teague and Eduardo Razo for a reactionary show recorded just a few hours after Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's game-winning goal in stoppage time. And before you all send me hate mail about the audio quality, I am without my fancy mic as I'm in the middle of a move and my stuff is probably somewhere in the middle of Wyoming.We start the show by talking about where we watched the match and how stressful the final minutes were. We talk about Thomas Tuchel's lineup and whether or not he got the tactics right. The story of the first 45 minutes was Neymar Jr., who was brilliant in every way possible except when it came to putting his shots on target.Neymar's misses were highlighted on social media as PSG's detractors lined up and salivated at the prospect of the most hated footballer on the planet bowing out of the Champions League to a modest club like Atalanta. We discuss the media's coverage of PSG and whether or not they will ever embrace this team.Once PSG went down a goal in the first half, some doubt started to creep in but once Kylian Mbappé entered the game in the 60th minute, things took a drastic change. We discuss his influence on the game despite playing with an injured ankle and the goal from Marquinhos that leveled the score at 1-1 at the 90-minute mark.We wrap up the show by sharing our reaction to Choupo-Moting's incredible goal in stoppage time and the fact that he will now go down in PSG history for this goal and not that famous miss he had last season. We also pick our preferred opponent in the next round. Will it be RB Leipzig or Atlético Madrid. We'll find out on Thursday.As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc.
63 minutes | 6 months ago
Everything is Clicking On and Off the Pitch
Paris Saint-Germain recently returned to the pitch after a four-month layoff due to the coronavirus so naturally, the PSG Talking podcast crew is back to recap the first two friendly matches and discuss the latest news involving the club.Joining me on this episode, which was recorded on Friday, July 17, are fellow contributors Guillaume and Tyrone. We start the show by discussing the 7-0 win over Waasland-Beveren, which surprisingly included two incredible goals from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. Other than the scoreline, we share the other positives supporters should take away from the game.Then, we talk about last week's match against Le Havre on the road. The 9-0 win over the Ligue 2 side will do little to give the naysayers a reason to believe PSG can defeat Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League but similar to the match against Waasland-Beveren, the effort level was impressive the squad appears to be linking up well and creating plenty of goal-scoring opportunities.Leaving the pitch for a moment, we break down the back-and-forth war of words between Thomas Meunier and PSG's sporting director, Leonardo, who was accused by the Belgian of giving false information to the media.Our final topics include a discussion about Manchester City and why their Champions League ban was reversed. What does it mean for PSG in the seasons to come? We also check in on Atalanta and briefly break down their recent results.The show wraps up with us answering a few questions sent in via Twitter.As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc.
64 minutes | 7 months ago
Imagine Neymar Shredding Barcelona
We know, we know...there hasn't been a new episode of PSG Talking for a few weeks but I promise this episode more than makes up for our absence.On this episode, I'm joined by Guillaume, James, and Matt to discuss the latest headlines and answer a few questions from listeners sent in via Twitter.We begin the show by discussing the one confirmed friendly against Le Havre on July 12, and the two rumored exhibitions against Shamrock Rovers and Celtic FC. After Matt informs me that Ireland and Scotland are in fact two different countries, the panel shares what fans can expect from the squad after going more than three months without playing a match together.Layvin Kurzawa and Edinson Cavani are the next two topics up for discussion. The Frenchman surprisingly signed a four-year contract while PSG's all-time leading scorer decided to focus on his next team and forgo an opportunity to win the UEFA Champions League. Will that decision affect Cavani's legacy with the club?Speaking of the Champions League, the draw for the quarter-finals will take place on July 10, and the guys share who they hope to see in the next round of the competition. Personally, I hope to see PSG take on Barcelona to watch Neymar torch his former team and put them out of their misery.We wrap up the show with a conversation about Neymar Jr. and the constant rumors about him going back to FC Barcelona, Tanguy Kouassi's decision to leave PSG for FC Bayern Munich, and several Twitter questions.As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc.
43 minutes | 8 months ago
Rabiot's Refusal, Exciting Transfer Prospects, and Ligue 1 Left Behind
We discuss a former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder making waves at Juventus and share the transfer targets we're most excited about.
55 minutes | 9 months ago
The Last Dance
Ed, Mel, and Pola discuss the bombshell news that the Ligue 1 season is canceled due to the coronavirus. They also react to the players refusing to reduce their wages and potential plans for the Champions League. The show concludes with the team answer questions sent via Twitter.
70 minutes | 9 months ago
Realistic Transfer Targets, Champions League Chances, Listener Questions
Several top players have been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and we sift through the noise and share who we think the club could actually sign.
32 minutes | 10 months ago
What Life Is Like in Paris During the Coronavirus Crisis
On this episode, Ed is joined by Pola Henderson to discuss how the coronavirus has affected life in Paris and when football might return.
86 minutes | 10 months ago
A Roundtable Discussion About PSG's Win Over Dortmund
Guillaume is joined by four other PSG Talk contributors to discuss how the club pulled off the shocking win over Dortmund, Tuchels tactics, the future of the Champions League, and the post-match celebration.
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