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EP-033 EPL Week 1 Review News Chelsea Arsenal Preview

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Arsenal still experimenting. West Ham had the week 1 match to throw away. This just in, Manchester City and Liverpool are really good. Mourinho a genius of manipulation. Everton and Wolverhampton both win! Week one of the English Premier League is reviewed.

DeBruyne is out injured. European transfer window might catch EPL casualties. Twins face off! Burnley FC are poised for Europa League. John and Jay bring the important news from this week.

Chelsea vs Arsenal, the London Derby nearest and dearest to the Kick from the Spot podcasting hearts is upon us! John and Jay discuss with only a few insults. Leicester City and Liverpool have interesting matches this week.

Bakayoko left his hair dye in London, John may or may not have bought it on Ebay.

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EP-032 EPL Season Preview Week One Featured Matches

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It's finally here! The EPL is back. The best produced and richest soccer league on the planet is starting on 08/10/18. John and Jay share their thoughts on what teams to watch for the top spots. Europa League, Champions League, and even relegation predictions are featured. We have the matches to watch including a preview of week 1 in league play.

The summer transfer window is almost closed. Updates on transfer activity and analysis is given in the news segment. Overall, we are happy to be back for our second season covering the English Premier League, Champions League, and yes Europa League (the greatest most prestigious league).

Unai Emery, Maurizio Sarri, and Jose Mourinho all get together and listen to the Kick from the Spot podcast. Thanks guys!

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EP-031 Summer Transfer Window Heats Up EPL Around the Corner

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The Summer transfer window is almost over. John and Jay are back talking English Premier League player movement. Which squads have bolstered their line-up, and which squads have been left out in the summer sun without protection? Liverpool, Manchester City, Leicester City, Everton, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, West Ham, Tottenham, and Burnley all get the Kick from the Spot white glove treatment. John thinks Liverpool and Everton are the big winners this summer. Jay is excited about the Arsenal summer purchases and Leicester City's addition with the cash sale of Mahrez.

After the top ten teams are fully vetted, John and Jay take a look at the transfer rumors hitting the wires at the end of the transfer window. What rumors are true, and what were created by a 10 year old American Arsenal fan?

Jay recently posted a blog in which he professed his love for a young Arsenal player. Things get weird when he includes his love letter at the end of this podcast. Don't mis…

Matteo Guendouzi: A Love Letter

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First, this is awkward, but it must be addressed. Hector, it was several years ago I spotted you from across the pitch. It was preseason. Your youthful enthusiasm and talent lit up the pitch. Stretching runs forward from a wide position with an unexpected pace were finished off with precision crosses that peppered the opponent's 18 yard box. Your boyish charm and wide-eyed innocence were a delight. "He's going to start!" I exclaimed before a serious ball had been kicked for Arsenal.

Since that time you have become a staple in the starting 11. Your boyish charm has been replaced by a mature metal of vigor and intensity. You've grown facial hair, presented the world with your version of a man bun, and even inked a full sleeve. Alas Hector, we've grown apart. You have amassed 1.5 million followers on Twitter. No longer are you the prospect I spotted on the side of the pitch, but a full blown soccer star. I must let you go, and share you with the worl…

EP-030 World Cup Final Review Potpourri

The World Cup Final was all about bad breaks in the first half for Croatia. John and Jay get to the bottom of the two controversial plays that put Croatia down when they were playing so well. How much should VAR (video assistant replay) be used in these important matches?

FIFA handed out the golden hardware for the World Cup. There is a soft side to one of these awards. Attempts at comedy and mean spirited remarks rule the pod in the end. Don't give in to World Cup fatigue! Listen to the final Kick from the Spot podcast World Cup edition.

David Blaine and Ethnic Hobbits worldwide do not endorse the Kick from the Spot podcast.

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.

Jay Fratt
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EP-029 World Cup Finals Are Set What A Cup

It's the Kick from the Spot podcast coming straight from the Smokin Js recording studio in Olympia, WA. The guys get together to review the World Cup Semifinals, discuss memorable moments from this amazing World Cup, and preview the finals matches.

Jay's selfish and bitter side come out a bit. He seems to think the World Cup is all about his bracket and the Kick from the Spot bracket challenge. Croatia's guts and France's persistence have seen them through to the final. The guys break down the replay of the Belgium vs England group stage match between two teams pitted against winning. Will this consolation match be any different?

So many moments of this World Cup to highlight. The guys recall their favorite moments and highlights of World Cup Russia 2018.

No US Men's National Team players were injured during the recording of this podcast, nor in the World Cup.

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EP-028 World Cup Quarterfinal Review and Semifinal Preview

John is back in the Smokin Js podcast studio with Jay to celebrate a fantastic World Cup 2018 Quarterfinal Round.

The semifinals are set with France versus Belgium and Croatia versus England. How did they get there and what can you expect?

Have you wondered what the announcers are talking about when they mention the goal keeper can't "come off the line" during kicks from the spot? We have a special training ground segment just for you.

We may not have Ronaldo, Messi, and Chicharito, but the star power of Mbappe, Griezmann, Hazard, Kane, DeBruyne, and Modric will light up the semifinal round. Some are saying it's the best World Cup ever! Even without hyperbole, it's been pretty darn fantastic.

Believe it or not, Neymar was not injured during the production of this podcast (although it seemed so).

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.

Jay Fratt
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