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Yeah, football really needs an equivalent of Umpire’s Call in cricket. If it’s not obvious, go with the on-field ruling. 

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2 hours ago, Fry Crayola said:

 

An offside position is black and white. Determining whether or not the player is interfering with play is subjective, and in any case shades of grey in the position appear when you try to find the exact moment the ball was played forward, and check an offside position from a limited set of camera angles.

 

Verifying offside with VAR doesn't need to be perfect. If it isn't clear there's an offside from a quick viewing of the available angles, then give leeway to the attacker.

If you can't make a definitive decision in 30 seconds, then its too close to call and the attacker gets the benefit of the doubt.

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Huge win for Villa tonight.  I don't want to say six pointer at this stage of the season, but we are currently in the middle of a run of really tough fixtures (Man City away, Liverpool home, Wolves away, Newcastle home, Man Utd away, Chelsea away, Leicester home) so winning tonight was absolutely crucial.   I'm really happy with our ability to score goals from midfield, but Wesley really looks like he couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo at times.  Thankfully there are plenty of other clubs in the division who seem to have similar problems with their centre forwards. 

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A great article on the BBC about Roma using transfer announcements to publicise missing children cases. It’s a positive twist on a horrendous issue. It’s one that’s close to my heart, I grew up with Lee Boxell and remember in vivid detail searching for him, putting posters up in shops and the impact it has on his family. The last time I saw his dad, he told me that Lee’s bedroom was still the way it was when he disappeared. 
 

Football gets a bad press at times and it’s great to see clubs use their clout and popularity for important issues like this. 

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If anyone wants more football podcasts to listen to The Athletic is about to flood the market

 



General:
The Ornstein & Chapman Podcast
- Mark Chapman and David Ornstein break open the week's biggest stories and take you deep into the inner workings of the football machine. 

Zonal Marking
- The Athletic’s Michael Cox & Ali Maxwell break down the tactical & technical details of football past & present, focusing on a single subject each episode with the help of expert guests

Team:
Arsenal - "Handbrake Off"
- The Athletic's Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas are alongside Ian Stone to bring you a weekly podcast on Arsenal Football club. They'll be joined by club legend Lee Dixon to discuss some of the most fascinating stories from Arsenal's past every single week, as well as expert insight from inside The Emirates

Aston Villa - "1874"
- The Athletic's Gregg Evans joins Villa fan and broadcaster Dan Bardell to bring you the definitive word on Aston Villa football club every single week.Subscribe for big name interview from inside the club, plus breaking news and opinionated comment.

Chelsea - "Straight Outta Cobham"
- The Athletic's experts on Chelsea - Simon Johnson, Liam Twomey and Dom Fifield are alongside Matt Davies-Adams to take you behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge and bring you the very best insight on all the latest goings on at Chelsea Football Club

Everton - "Gwlad Tidings"
- The Athletic's Greg O'Keeffe and Paddy Boyland bring you the very best insight into the goings on at Everton every single week, including breaking news and big name guests. Plus they'll be looking back at some of the greatest moments from the club's illustrious past, from title wins to Goodison Park cult-heroes

Liverpool - "The Red Agenda"
- The Athletic's James Pearce and Simon Hughes are alongside Steve Hothersall to bring you the very best insight into Liverpool Football Club every week. Plus, big name guests and breaking news from the red half of Merseyside

Newcastle - "Pod on The Tyne"
- Taylor Payne is joined by The Athletic's George Caulkin and Chris Waugh to discuss the latest goings on at St. James Park, including big name guests and breaking news. Plus, they'll be sharing some of their favourite tales from one of England's most fascinating football clubs.

Norwich - "On the Ball"
- The Athletic's Michael Bailey is joined by a host of guests to bring you all the latest insight from Norwich City every single week. Hear interviews from big names inside the club that you won't get anywhere else 

Tottenham - "The View from the Lane"
- The Athletic's Jack Pitt-Brooke and Charlie Eccleshare are joined by a hosts of guests to bring you all the very best coverage from inside Spurs. Tune in every week for big name guests, breaking news and the best insight you'll find on Tottenham Hotspur.

Leeds - "The Phil Hay Show"
- The Athletic's Phil Hay joins Dan Moylan to bring you expert insight into the goings on at Elland Road every single week. Plus, breaking news and big name interviews, including the manager himself.

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worth pointing out the Athletic podcasts are also free - not behind their paywall.

 

few months in and I'm still loving the Athletic's output - its consistently raised the bar on the level of football discussion on a number of subjects, and I think is raising the bar on the traditional newspaper sites too as they need to up their game.

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I'm enjoying the Athletic too, nice to see things other than match reports, they seem to have a freedom to write about whatever they want rather than getting bogged down with player ratings and things like that. The q&a sessions they do are good too. Well worth the subscription. 

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Think the Zonal Marking podcast will be worth a try. Haven’t heard Mark Chapman in a decade so don’t know if he’s less ‘Chappers’ now, but can’t really see the Totally Football Show being ousted from my playlist as the go-to Premier League podcast, unless The Athletic starts barring its own talent from appearing elsewhere.

 

Might try the Liverpool one as and when they have interviews with players or Klopp / Lijnders. To be honest though the club’s YouTube channel is first-rate in terms of access, and the written content on The Athletic is sufficient at the minute.

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There's only six episodes but Giant (on Spotify) is an excellent football podcast that covers stuff you may not have realised you even wanted to hear about.

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10 hours ago, ryodi said:

If anyone wants more football podcasts to listen to The Athletic is about to flood the market

 

 

10 hours ago, ryodi said:

General:
The Ornstein & Chapman Podcast
- Mark Chapman and David Ornstein break open the week's biggest stories and take you deep into the inner workings of the football machine. 

Zonal Marking
- The Athletic’s Michael Cox & Ali Maxwell break down the tactical & technical details of football past & present, focusing on a single subject each episode with the help of expert guests

Team:
Arsenal - "Handbrake Off"
- The Athletic's Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas are alongside Ian Stone to bring you a weekly podcast on Arsenal Football club. They'll be joined by club legend Lee Dixon to discuss some of the most fascinating stories from Arsenal's past every single week, as well as expert insight from inside The Emirates

Aston Villa - "1874"
- The Athletic's Gregg Evans joins Villa fan and broadcaster Dan Bardell to bring you the definitive word on Aston Villa football club every single week.Subscribe for big name interview from inside the club, plus breaking news and opinionated comment.

Chelsea - "Straight Outta Cobham"
- The Athletic's experts on Chelsea - Simon Johnson, Liam Twomey and Dom Fifield are alongside Matt Davies-Adams to take you behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge and bring you the very best insight on all the latest goings on at Chelsea Football Club

Everton - "Gwlad Tidings"
- The Athletic's Greg O'Keeffe and Paddy Boyland bring you the very best insight into the goings on at Everton every single week, including breaking news and big name guests. Plus they'll be looking back at some of the greatest moments from the club's illustrious past, from title wins to Goodison Park cult-heroes

Liverpool - "The Red Agenda"
- The Athletic's James Pearce and Simon Hughes are alongside Steve Hothersall to bring you the very best insight into Liverpool Football Club every week. Plus, big name guests and breaking news from the red half of Merseyside

Newcastle - "Pod on The Tyne"
- Taylor Payne is joined by The Athletic's George Caulkin and Chris Waugh to discuss the latest goings on at St. James Park, including big name guests and breaking news. Plus, they'll be sharing some of their favourite tales from one of England's most fascinating football clubs.

Norwich - "On the Ball"
- The Athletic's Michael Bailey is joined by a host of guests to bring you all the latest insight from Norwich City every single week. Hear interviews from big names inside the club that you won't get anywhere else 

Tottenham - "The View from the Lane"
- The Athletic's Jack Pitt-Brooke and Charlie Eccleshare are joined by a hosts of guests to bring you all the very best coverage from inside Spurs. Tune in every week for big name guests, breaking news and the best insight you'll find on Tottenham Hotspur.

Leeds - "The Phil Hay Show"
- The Athletic's Phil Hay joins Dan Moylan to bring you expert insight into the goings on at Elland Road every single week. Plus, breaking news and big name interviews, including the manager himself.

 

This is great. But i can't help feeling left out reading that list of club focussed podcasts. :hmm:

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10 hours ago, ryodi said:

If anyone wants more football podcasts to listen to The Athletic is about to flood the market

 

 

 

 

Had a look at the site and can't see any way to subscribe to these (free) podcasts via a RSS feed.

Tried looking online but no luck, trying to find a feed for the Zonal Marking and The Ornstein & Chapman Podcasts.

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Don’t worry spurs fans - if last season is anything to go by you can lose most matches, never be in front for more than a few mins in the whole comp and still get to the CL final.

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1 hour ago, Mike1812 said:

Are there any other good football podcasts? I've only tried Totally Football and the Square Ball so far. 

 

The Reducer is absolutely amazing. It’s by Gavin Cooney and Seamus O’Reilly, who did the amazing (original might I add) reviews of the Steve Bruce mystery novels, hit it big with his Nutella jar prank and the story where he met the Irish President whilst accidentally out of his mind on ketamine. 

 

It’s not a weekly roundup, but an utterly forensic examination of football stuff. Like the best football songs, talking about Renford Rejects or reviewing all the Goal films. I don’t think it’s still going but it is an absolute gem of a podcast.

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There’s also the joyful delirium of Athletico Mince, which is a football podcast that isn’t really about football. If you like the idea of Roy Hodgson being really, really keen on Warhammer, Steve McClaren having a best friend who’s a snake called Casper or Harry Kane leading a gang called The White Hearts, then dive on in.

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1 hour ago, Dudley said:

* looks at north London*

 

Oh that IS a shame.

 

Same post, 2 fewer capital letters.

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It's the hope that'll kill you.

 

Then again, last time you took a recent ex-Chelsea manager it worked out better for you than us.

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19 hours ago, Mike1812 said:

Are there any other good football podcasts? I've only tried Totally Football and the Square Ball so far. 

 

As mentioned previously, Totally Football show. Guardian Football weekly is still decent and they seem to have expanded the range of guests. There's also Totally Golazo (Italian), Totally European and Totally Football League - all decent listens. 

 

Undr (sic) the Cosh is far removed from the polish and intellectual discussion of those two. It's a warts and all chat with an ex-professional hosted by journeyman footballers Chris Brown and Jon Parkin. There's a refreshing honesty to it all; they're more than happy to slag other managers/players off and some of the guests have been great. Currently they're interviewing Clarke Carlisle and he talks openly about depression, the PFA, his suicide bid etc. They can be quite 'old school' in their approach but the reward is the glimpse into the reality of being a footballer. There's been some great episodes with the likes of Dean Windass, Bruce Grobelaar and Leon Knight. There's always some really interesting anecdotes in each episode and it also illustrates how football has changed over time. 

 

Very occasional but Two Pros in a Pod is good. And all the others mentioned above. 

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Did anyone see the pen Valencia got a few minutes ago where their forward took out the Chelsea defender and got a penalty? And no VAR intervention! Baffling as always.

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The Ref has been incredibly dodgy all game, Valencia are falling all over the place and getting the decisions.

 

...Kante just got booked for a great tackle.

 

Total shit show.

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Been a brilliant game, Valencia missed some sitters and put on the biggest display of diving and play acting I’ve seen since Southampton at the Emirates last weekend 

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5 hours ago, Stopharage said:

 

As mentioned previously, Totally Football show. Guardian Football weekly is still decent and they seem to have expanded the range of guests. There's also Totally Golazo (Italian), Totally European and Totally Football League - all decent listens. 

 

Undr (sic) the Cosh is far removed from the polish and intellectual discussion of those two. It's a warts and all chat with an ex-professional hosted by journeyman footballers Chris Brown and Jon Parkin. There's a refreshing honesty to it all; they're more than happy to slag other managers/players off and some of the guests have been great. Currently they're interviewing Clarke Carlisle and he talks openly about depression, the PFA, his suicide bid etc. They can be quite 'old school' in their approach but the reward is the glimpse into the reality of being a footballer. There's been some great episodes with the likes of Dean Windass, Bruce Grobelaar and Leon Knight. There's always some really interesting anecdotes in each episode and it also illustrates how football has changed over time. 

 

Very occasional but Two Pros in a Pod is good. And all the others mentioned above. 


I love a good “old school” football podcast like Undr the cosh. The Bullard one was a bit like that too. “That were the culture in them days” is said at least twice per episode.

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