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51 minutes | 2 months ago
9/24 - 4th Annual Premier League Predictions
It's that time of the year...sort of. It's later than usual but we are back with our 4th Annual Premier League Predictions. Will Thomas pick Man United to win it all again? Where will Chelsea land in Ryan's predictions? Follow us for more on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for additional shenanigans!
25 minutes | 3 months ago
8/25 - Messi is Leaving Barcelona! Champions League Final Recap!
As of the time I'm typing this, THIS IS NOT A DRILL! All signs are leading to Messi actually leaving Barcelona this summer. Where is he going to go? We have absolutely no idea. We have some realistic targets and other "realistic" targets for Lionel Messi's future. We also break down the original lead topic of this pod, the Champions League Final! Did PSG finally win their first title? No, they basically disappeared in the 2nd half. You can find us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!
28 minutes | 3 months ago
8/17 - Champions League Quarterfinals, MLS Regular Season Phase 1 Preview
The Quarterfinals have passed and there were plenty of surprises as Manchester City, Atletico Madrid and (almost) PSG faced elimination. PSG barely salvaged their best-ever campaign in the competition while Guardiola and Simeone were left wondering how they squandered such a great opportunity at reaching the Semifinals. Barcelona barely even showed up as Bayern completely obliterated them. Now, Lyon will face Bayern while Leipzig will face PSG to determine who will reach the 2019-20 Champions League Final. To wrap up, we take a look at the Rivalry Phase 1 of MLS's return to the regular season. Hudson River Derby, Atlantic Cup, Canadian Classique, El Trafico, Texas Derby, Rocky Mountain Cup and so much more to look forward to! As always, you can follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!
29 minutes | 4 months ago
7/27 - Premier League Ends With a Bang, Serie A Hits Final Stretch, Champions League Preview
We are back to give our surface-level thoughts on the end of the Premier League! Aston Villa were ultimately, quite literally, handed a gift in their goal-line technology controversy versus Sheffield United earlier in the season as they scraped by. United ultimately finished 3rd, while Leicester dropped out of the Champions League. What are the big takeaways? Elsewhere, Juventus clinched their 9th straight Scudetto, but there is still places to be won in the form of Europa League positions. Milan, Roma and Napoli (not so much on Napoli)need to find out where they ultimately land in the table, and who is going to the Group Stage. We then move to Champions League to give our thoughts on the upcoming games, and move to the U.S. where MLS and NWSL are back in action in their bubble competitions. Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!
32 minutes | 4 months ago
7/21 - Real Madrid Win La Liga, English Footbal Hits High Intensity, Balon d'Or Cancelled
We are back as Spain finished it's delayed domestic campaign! Real Madrid took the title, Barcelona fell apart after the restart, and there were some wild scenes as European spots and relegation were decided in the final moments. In England, teams like Leicester and Bournemouth shifted into positions that will be hard to shake. For one, Champions League will come down to the final day and for the other, relegation seems all but happening. And Chelsea won another WFT Derby in the FA Cup. Moving on, we talk briefly about the Balon d'Or getting called off for this bizarre year. Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!
24 minutes | 5 months ago
6/28 - Liverpool Win the League, Real Madrid Take the Lead, The Magic of the Cup (ugh)
We are back to discuss Liverpool taking the Premier League (finally), as the focus now shifts to the Top-4 race. Chelsea are in fine form after stunning Manchester City, but Manchester United are also in fine form. Who will take it? We then shift to Spain where Barcelona lost out to Iago Aspas, but Real Madrid took advantage thanks to some more brilliance from Karim Benzema. We wrap up the newest developments in Germany and Italy as another busy week of soccer comes to a close! Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!
27 minutes | 5 months ago
6/19 - EPL is Back, Real Madrid and Barcelona Cruise, New Adjustments to the Viewing Experience
The Premier League is back and it returned with an absolute whimper as Sheffield United and Aston Villa played to a horrendous draw. It was punctuated, however, by some goal-line technological controversy. It's like football never left! Arsenal did a bad thing as usual. In La Liga, Real Madrid and Barcelona put together some crazy performances in their return, while Napoli stunned Juventus in the Coppa Italia Final. Ronaldo didn't shoot again in a decisive PK shootout! Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!
27 minutes | 6 months ago
6/4 - It's Time to Take Action and Make a Difference
We return for an incredibly important discussion. Following the murder of George Floyd and countless others, there has been unrest and outrage throughout the USA and the world. We discuss why this is so important and most importantly, what you can do to help. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @WFT_Podcast for more!
23 minutes | 9 months ago
3/3 - Liverpool Can't Stop Losing, Coronavirus Might Shake the Soccer World, Champions League Recap
We start off our return with a really important development that is hitting every walk of life around the world: coronavirus. It has the potential of shaking up the status quo across sports, including the Olympics, EURO 2020, international breaks, qualifiers, AFC Champions League, Serie A and much more. We then move to the FA Cup where Liverpool lost yet again after losing their unbeaten season during the weekend. Where do their loyalties lie this season? What's next for Chelsea after dismantling the probable winners? Following our thoughts on the conclusion of the 1st legs in the Round of 16 in Champions League, we move on to quick hits in MLS. Victor Wanyama is now with the Impact, Miami and Nashville saw their debuts, and the New York teams saw varying results in their first game. Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!
20 minutes | 9 months ago
2/18 - Why is VAR in England So Difficult? A Chelsea vs Man United Rant
We are back and Ryan has some things he needs to get off his chest. Did you think we weren't going to talk about the VAR-sized debacle that took place during the Chelsea vs Man United game? Of course we are. The Champions League is finally back as we reflect on a snoozer and the continued rise of a Norwegian legend. Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast to stay connected!
27 minutes | 10 months ago
2/5 - The FA Cup is Grinding My Gears, Chelsea are Infuriating, PSG and Barcelona are Disasters
We've had a bit of break which means we need to come back and grind our gears. Find out what makes Ryan and Thomas tick, including Ryan going to Rome for Euro 2020 to see an Italy game. No team or competitions is safe as the FA Cup, Chelsea, Liverpool, PSG, Neymar, Barcelona and Lionel Messi are all targets of our gear-grinding. Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!
30 minutes | 10 months ago
1/21 - Arsenal Scrape to a Draw, Chicharito Signs With LA Galaxy, Haland Makes a Splash
We are back for a very streamlined episode! Arsenal and Chelsea provided some theatrics as David Luiz made things interesting early on, but Chelsea forgot how to close out a game up a man for 30 minutes. We then move onto the impact of Liverpool's win over Man United, before moving to the insane relegation race in the Premier League. Who of the current contenders will go down? Chicharito has finally come to MLS! We discuss the impact of the Mexican's move to Major League Soccer and how the LA Galaxy made yet again another big splash in the market. We then rebound back across the Atlantic as we touch on Haland's explosive debut with Dortmund and the chances of RB Leipzig finally dethroning Bayern. Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast and let us know what you think of this week's episode!
63 minutes | a year ago
1/6 - The Biggest Moments of the Decade in Soccer
Short and simple for this week: What are the moments that resonate most with us from this past decade? Thomas can barely make a Top 5 of happy moments, so there's a lot of pain and suffering. Ryan helps out the happiness coefficient a little. Disclaimers ahoy in this one, including finally putting names to people we are always referencing in the show! This is the time to remember the good, the bad, and the truly sad moments of the decade that resonated most with us. Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast and let us know what your biggest moments of the decade were. Did we miss any?
36 minutes | a year ago
12/23 - Jose Mourinho Derby (2), Rudiger Faces Racist Abuse, Club World Cup Appreciation Segment
The second Jose Mourinho Derby in a month took place between Chelsea and Tottenham in the Premier League. While the game was decided pretty quickly, the game was marred by another incident of racist abuse towards a player, this time the player Antonio Rudiger. There was a lot said about what the Premier League should do, with it being the second incident in a 3-week span. Who was spot on? We then round out to Watford's "upset" of Man U, Man City's decisive win over Leicester and, while the latter was happening, Liverpool's first Club World Cup trophy in its history. The Club World Cup is a very underrated event. We then touch upon the matchups to watch in the Champions League Round of 16 draw and close out with minimal talk of Atalanta's thrashing of Milan. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!
31 minutes | a year ago
12/10 - Manchester Derby, Spurs Back on Track, Arsenal Finally Win, Juventus-Lazio Madness
Finally a result to be happy about! Manchester United got another huge win in the Premier League with their 2-1 win over Man City at the Etihad. Where does this leave United after they took 6 huge points from Spurs and City? What's left of City's season now that they are 14 points back from Liverpool? We then go over two teams in varying degrees of coaching rotations. Spurs continue the first act of Jose Mourinho's tenure in London, while the red half of North London are still trying to sort out their identity following the sacking of Unai Emery. They managed to take care of West Ham, but the danger signs are still there. Once we venture out of England, we hit Italy to talk about the marquee matchup between Juventus and Lazio. The capital club got a huge victory over the defending champions, and now the Serie A table just got a whole lot more interesting. Do we have a 3-team race on our hands? Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!
29 minutes | a year ago
12/4 - Jose Mourinho Derby, Merseyside Derby, Balon d'Or 2019, Premier League Coaching Changes
In this episode, we start from Wednesday's action and work backwards. That means the Jose Mourinho derby between Manchester United and Spurs. Solskjaer got the upper hand in this one, but which team needed this result more? Is Marco Silva on his last legs? Will he last until Boxing Day? We then move to Balon d'Or 2019 and go over possible snubs and false placements in the final rankings. At least Messi won his 6th. Elsewhere in the Premier League, coaching changes are afoot with Arsenal and Watford sacking their managers. Is Watford doomed to go down? Is Patrick Viera the answer to Arsenal's problems? All this and more on this episode of World Football Talk! Follow us @WFT_Podcast on Twitter for more!
39 minutes | a year ago
11/27 - Headlines Made in the Premier League, Copa Libertadores Final, Champions League MD 5
It's the night before Thanksgiving and all was quiet...wait, wrong holiday. It's the best food holiday of the year and it's time to end this Trash Turkey debate once and for all. Of course we don't agree. There is soccer to be discussed as Chelsea and Man City met in the Premier League, while Arsenal and Man United are seriously considering their options at head coach. We then move to another potential coaching change with Marcello Gallardo's River Plate as they utterly collapsed in the Copa Libertadores final against Flamengo. Is he now off to Inter Miami? Not so fast, apparently. We then brush on Zlatan's Hammerby investment and what it means for his statue in Malmo before transitioning to the Champions League Group Stage MD 5. I swear, Ryan has trashed the Group Stage before. I need help on this.
41 minutes | a year ago
11/20 - Pochettino Out, Jose Mourinho In, MLS Cup Recap, Big Moves in MLS
Big news came down the wire as we experienced a true glitch in the Matrix. Mauricio Pochettino was sacked from Tottenham. If that wasn't surprising enough, Jose Mourinho was named his replacement. Well, let's discuss that, shall we? We then move to the USMNT quickly to look forward to 2020 before settling it with MLS. We go over MLS Cup and the event that led up to and made MLS Cup, as Thomas was lucky enough to go with MLS. Was it as spectacular as everyone said? Absolutely no bias, it sure was. We then talk a little Thierry Henry and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as they made their intentions for 2020 very clear for the world to see. Follow us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!
32 minutes | a year ago
10/28 - Christian Pulisic, American Hero? Plus: EPL Recap, MLS Playoffs and the WFT Derby Rant
We knew this day was coming right? Christian Pulisic was bound to have a good game eventually. Ryan is ready, as always. After Chelsea, we hit on Liverpool vs Tottenham and the woes of Arsenal and Everton. Who is in the worst shape. As we move on to quick hits, we touch on the MLS Conference Semifinals and the wild El Trafico that was. The Carabao Cup is back. I know, I groaned as well. Ryan is pumped to watch a bunch of C and B teams pretend to care about a fake cup competition. It's a tough sell. You can find us on Twitter @WFT_Podcast for more!
31 minutes | a year ago
10/21 - Man United Sneak a Point vs Liverpool, VAR Decisions in the EPL, MLS Playoffs Round 1
We are back with what we thought didn't amount to much this past weekend, but VAR ultimately reared it's beautiful head again. We start with United and Liverpool, complete with VAR decisions. We then move to Arsenal, Tottenham (2x VAR), and Aston Villa (VAR). After we round out the Premier League we decided to take it back across the pond. The MLS Cup Playoffs started their brand new format and it resulted in some jaw-dropping contests. We focus in on Seattle vs Dallas, but touch on all of the results going into the Conference Semifinals.
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