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Trapped Offside: A Football Podcast
37 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
#13: Slawomir Morawski on Football Intelligence, Approaches to Coaching, and Football Habits
Safwan Zaheer and Abdul Rahman Khalifeh are joined by Slawomir Morawski, Performance Analyst at FC Aarau, to discuss his career and his focus on coaching the cognitive ability of footballers. You can find Slawomir's e-book, available to download for free, here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mq7k0f1imreb5gi/AAC0pbXvtO4l3ldTPRm35FuAa?dl=0
47 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
#12: United's 20/21 start, Harry Maguire, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Safwan Zaheer and Abdul Rahman Khalifeh are joined by Jamal Zaarour to discuss the situation at Manchester United. They talk about the lack of strengthening in the previous transfer window, Harry Maguire, Ole's tactics and whether he's still the right man for the job.
66 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
#11: The Community Shield, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Lionel Messi
Safwan Zaheer and Abdul Rahman Khalifeh are joined by Bassel Souki and Kamal Ghrayeb to discuss the importance of the Community Shield, a potential Arsenal exit for Ainsley Maitland-Niles, a Barcelona farewell for Ivan Rakitic and Lionel Messi's choices this summer.
71 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
#10: Jadon Sancho, Chelsea's defensive woes, and Champions League monomania
Safwan Zaheer and Abdul Rahman Khalifeh are joined by Bassel Souki and Jean Chedid to discuss Manchester United missing the Dortmund deadline for Jadon Sancho, Kai Havertz, Chelsea's defensive woes, and the obsession with winning the Champions League and nothing else.
70 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
#9: City v UEFA, Press Coverage, and the Curious Case of Bernio Verhagen
Safwan Zaheer and Abdul Rahman Khalifeh provide an in-depth look at City v UEFA, starting with Sheikh Mansour's takeover of City, the introduction of Financial Fair Play (FFP), City's agreement settlement, the football leaks and subsequent ban of City from European Football and finally the CAS appeal. They also discuss the media coverage of the case. Abdul Rahman Khalifeh concludes the podcast with the curious case of Bernio Verhagen.
75 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
#8: Liverpool's Premier League victory, Arsenal going forward, and Manchester United
Safwan Zaheer and Abdul Rahman Khalifeh discuss Liverpool's Premier League title win and what that means for the future of other clubs, especially Arsenal and Manchester United.
56 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
#7: Marcus Rashford, Arsenal in 2020, and Piracy
Safwan Zaheer and Abdul Rahman Khalifeh are joined by Mahmoud Jaber in this week's episode. They discuss Marcus Rashford taking on the UK government, Raul Sanllehi and Sven Mislintat, Arsenal's midfield issues, Saudi Arabia's crackdown on piracy, and more.
64 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
#6: Billionaire Footballers, the MLS, and Transfer News
Safwan Zaheer and Abdul Rahman Khalifeh are joined by Kamal Ghrayeb and Karl Kordahi to talk about the latest news in football this week. They discuss Ronaldo's career billion, the MLS, City fans vs UEFA, Timo Werner's impending transfer to Chelsea, Serie A transfers, and the magic '30' age number.
67 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
#5: Football and #BlackLivesMatter, Asterisks and Role Players
Safwan Zaheer and Abdul Rahman Khalifeh are once again joined by Kamal Ghrayeb and Karl Kordahi to discuss the biggest news stories of the week; A points deduction for breaking lockdown rules, a record in Brazil, the return of more top 5 leagues and football's support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. They also name some of their favourite 'role players' in recent times.
49 minutes | May 23, 2020
#4: EFL, Salary Caps and Statistics
Safwan Zaheer and Abdul Rahman Khalifeh discuss the return of the Bundesliga, the financial implications of the current pandemic on the English Football League, salary caps, TV league passes, and the usage of statistics in football.
69 minutes | May 7, 2020
#3: Start, Bench, Sell
Safwan Zaheer and Abdul Rahman Khalifeh are joined by Karl Kordahi and Kamal Ghrayeb in this week's podcast. If you had to choose who to start, bench or sell between Gerrard, Lampard and Scholes, what would you choose? How about between Neymar, Bale and Hazard? The group discuss their choices.
79 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
#2: The KNVB, SPFL and UEFA Walk Into A Bar
Safwan Zaheer and Abdul Rahman Khalifeh are back for another episode talking Eredivisie, Scottish Premier League and UEFA. They also answer the questions you've asked.
55 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
#1: COVID-19's Impact on Transfers, The Premier League and Contract Negotiations
Safwan Zaheer Khawaja interviews Abdul Rahman Khalifeh, Founder and CEO of KHA-Squared about the impact of COVID-19 on the summer transfer window, busting myths about agents and how the Premier League should handle the current season.
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