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EPL Weekend, Champions League,and Fantastic Goals

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Episode #46

Producer Jay and Host Memo discuss the weekend action in the EPL, and how it all fits within the table and European competitions.

The Manchester Derby was lit.  What is the City weakness this year?  Has Manchester United turned a corner with table climbing ahead?

Leicester City and Liverpool continue their amazing run of winning league matches.  But with a pressure packed Champions League match ahead this week, and Leicester City within shouting distance, is the league title within grasp, or still too early?  The two teams meet on Boxing Day, and a lot can change before that match.

Chelsea snooze and lose.  Or did Everton receive the "temp manager" bump that Arsenal are still waiting for?

Son and Kane Goals
Best Goal of Suarez Career

It's another fun and passionate show from the Kick from the Spot crew.  Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game.

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EPL December Matchday Rush Is Here

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Episode #45

Winners and losers from the mid week soccer schedule includes more than score lines.  Jay gets a little heated discussing Arsenal's performance and the underwear model currently in charge.  Memo beams, as usual, about his Liverpool squad.  Both guys try to draw comparisons and conclusions about the narrowly separated mid pack in the EPL table.  It's the heavy December schedule, and the Kick from the Spot boys are producing two pods a week to match!

Forget hot seat!  Rogers and Lampard are top contenders for manager of the year.  Memo has his eye on the next manager to get the boot.

It's another fun and passionate show from the Kick from the Spot crew.  Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game.

Host:  Memo
Producer:  Jay Fratt
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EPL Matchday 14 The Glut in the Middle

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Episode #44

Emery Out!  Arsenal fires their manager, and lots of seats around the league just got hotter.  But was the firing a solid decision?  Where does Pochettino?  Isn't Manchester United in the same boat as Arsenal?  Memo is here to breakdown the EPL matches from the weekend, and talk sweet hot seat action.

Liverpool and Leicester City seem to be running away with the EPL title.  But position 5 through 14 in the table are only separated by 4 points!  Is all this manager hot seat talk hyperbole, or legitimate strategy and questions? 

It's another packed show, buckle up and subscribe. 

Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game.

Host:  Memo
Producer:  Jay Fratt
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Email: kickfromthespot@gmail.com

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Music Credit:
Moody Beats

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Emery Out But Culture Remains at Arsenal

It's November!  Arsenal fire manager Emery due to a poor start.  But what's the plan?  Is there a plan?  Arsenal are down.  Worst start in decades.  Emery had only been at the club for one full season.  And it's November!

Emery had the pedigree for this exact moment.  Arsenal are not competing for the top of the Premier League.  Arsenal are not in Champions League.  Emery, with his multiple Europa League titles at Sevilla, is a proven winner at the current level Arsenal find themselves at.  The big trophies are not to be had, but there are other trophies worth winning.  And this guy is/was the right tool for this moment in time for the club.
It's culture that must be fired.  Emery didn't stand a chance within a stagnant culture.  He wanted to win, not debate who's cute, who's friends, and all the fun-time-happy-footballing that must accompany the millions of Euros or Pounds, or Kroenke Dollars.  He was about winning.  Not big trophies, but trophies none the…

Mourinho and Tottenham - The Perfect Match

On 19 November 2019, Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by Daniel Levy and Tottenham Hotspurs, with his side 14th in the Premier League table he was replaced only 12 hours later by none other than "the Special One"Jose Mourinho. In a shock dismissing and even more shocking appointing this move seemed on surface a radical one made of fear at missing out of European games. Mourinho who in 2015 said, he could never manage Tottenham, is known for his pragmatic "park the bus" style. A kind of soccer that Tottenham fans have not seen over the last 5 1/2 years. From the outside, this union looks like it could be over before it starts. Mourinho has spent more money in transfers (1 billion pounds overall) than any other manager in history. In contrast, of the "Big 6" Tottenham have spent the least on transfers in the last 5 years. How can this possibly work?

Granted Mourinho's last managerial post was in many regards a failure at Manchester United. In the 3 seasons…

Mourinho is Back in the EPL

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Episode #43

An exciting weekend of EPL action was kicked off with the announcement of the return of the "Special One."  Jose Mourinho has officially taken over the Tottenham Hotspurs.  Memo breaks down what this means for Tottenham, Jose, and all the current managers on the hot seat.  Is Paul Pogba going to return for Manchester United?

The guys get deep discussing football culture and the state of Arsenal, Manchester United, Everton, and Tottenham.  Which club has the goods for trophies?

All the exciting matches from the weekend are reviewed including another VAR controversy.  Memo explains what VAR was intended to accomplish, and why it hasn't hit that mark yet.

Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game.

Host:  Memo
Producer:  Jay Fratt
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USMNT Status Report

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Episode #42

Team USA with a strong win at home against Canada!  But did anybody see it, and did it matter?  Where is the USMNT at in the progression from World Cup qualifying failures to World Cup hopefuls?

Memo is here to take a closer look at the entire USMNT team roster and the recent result.  How the current coaching strategy mixes with the play on the pitch and roster selections is always a fun conversation.  We want to know ... Is the young player audition time over?!?  When will the real team show up for a match?

Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game.

Host:  Memo
Producer:  Jay Fratt
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Kick from the Spot Website
Email: kickfromthespot@gmail.com

Sponsor:
Smokin Js
Music Credit:
Moody Beats

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