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Trendlines Continue with the Best Yet to Come

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Listen : Listen here or subscribe on any podcast app Episode #82 - Trendlines Continue with the Best Yet to Come Host Memo is stuck in Washington DC defending our Capitol so Producer Jay flies solo in the Smokin Js podcast studio this week.  What a week of EPL action, with a sprinkle of FA Cup. Manchester United versus Liverpool in the FA Cup.  Trends continue, Klopp is still confused, and Manchester United maintain momentum. It was a mishmash of matchdays in the EPL this week.  Say mishmash of matchdays three times fast! Leicester City and Manchester City both dispatch clubs that hope to be in their position. Manchester United keeps the positive momentum moving forward against Fulham. Lovely Liverpool have turned into the ugly Klopps. Perhaps the best week of EPL soccer is this week starting Tuesday.  There are four great peer to peer matches in three days! Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, re

Matchdays Running Together Like Manchester Clubs

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Listen : Listen here or subscribe on any podcast app Episode #81 - Matchdays Running Together Like Manchester Clubs The EPL is running on all cylinders lately, and it seems like there is a match every day.  We are here to keep you up on the action, and add our analysis to the futbol equation.  Host Memo is a National Guard member, and on assignment protecting our Capitol.  So Producer Jay is flying solo in the Smokin Js podcast studio.  In his take-over of the Kick from the Spot podcast, he solicited the help of a couple friends to add their reaction to the Liverpool vs Manchester United match Sunday.  Coach Scott , a ManU fan, and Max Anderson, a longtime Liverpool supporter call into the show. Once Memo is all settled into his bunk in Washington DC he was able to call in and join Jay to discuss the week that was in the EPL and the goals that weren't in the top-of-the-table tilt between Manchester United and Liverpool. Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope t

EP-080 EPL Midterm Review and Starting 11

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Listen : Listen here or subscribe on any podcast app Episode #80 - EPL Midterm Review and Starting 11 It's the midterm review show!  Matchday 17 is complete, well kind of.  It's mid season in the EPL, well kind of.  Don't worry about the details.  Memo and Jay run through the table as it currently sits.  What will the table look like at the end of the season, and how will we get there? Award time!  Memo and Jay give their starting 11 from the first half of the season.  Who made the grade, and who missed the cut? And finally the guys give their flops and positive surprises from the first half of the season.  It's a packed show of Premier League goodness you have missed this week. 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 Kick from the Spot Twitter Kick from the Spot Website Email: kickfromthespot@gmail.com

Two Matchdays Paper Tigers Become Hunting Lions

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Listen : Listen here or subscribe on any podcast app Episode #79 - Two Matchdays Paper Tigers Become Hunting Lions It is so very nice of Liverpool to slow down and allow chasing clubs to challenge.  Kudos to the big hearted Scoursers.  The Paper Tigers Manchester United have become Lions on the pitch, undefeated in their last 10 matches, and now they sit even with Liverpool on points.  Are Liverpool fans scared?  Is Man U legit? Arsenal has won three straight after Arteta discovered he had an actual #10 on his roster.  Say his name, Smith-Rowe!  In a compacted table, Arsenal could be top four challengers once again.  But if that is true, then where does that leave Frank Lampard and Chelsea.  "Tank the Frank" can be heard shouted in London. Finally ... City is back, or were they ever gone?  Tottenham scored all three points and a resounding victory versus Leeds.  Are they contenders once again. Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid socce

EPL Matchday 15 Topsy Turvy Table

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Listen : Listen here or subscribe on any podcast app Episode #78 - EPL Matchday 15 Topsy Turvy Table Host Memo and Producer Jay are giving all they have in the middle of this exciting stretch of EPL matchdays.  This week was book ended by fantastic and entertaining matches.  First with Leicester City vs Manchester United, and finishing with Wolverhampton vs Tottenham.  And in the middle is a big argument over Arsenal and Chelsea ... who's manager is worse? This is an exciting year of EPL action because of how many clubs are performing well.  Aston Villa has impressed both Memo and Jay.  Are they here to stay near the top of the table?  Manchester City has become a perennial contender.  Is Pep just managing player turnover or are they out of contention this season? How can Memo spin the Liverpool draw against #19 West Brom in a positive way .... oh he does. Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun,

EPL Matchday Week - 18 Matches in 6 Days

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Listen : Listen here or subscribe on any podcast app Episode #77 - EPL Matchday Week - 18 Matches in 6 Days Jay takes the reigns of the show to congratulate the host on winning another EPL title.  It's not too early!  Big game Bobby Firmino is back, and so is Liverpool at title holders.  The guys take some time to go through the top of the table to analyze the coming and going of so many clubs.  Will Manchester City ever wake up?  Have the paper tigers at Man U become the lions on the pitch?  Is Everton back and here to stay?  Is this only the beginning of the slide for Tottenham?   The table talk ends with a chat about relegation.  Can you bury Sheffield United yet?  Is Arsenal capable of mid table magic or are they close to a relegation battle? The Champions League knockout stage draw is complete, and the universe (or some guiding hand) provided excellent match-ups.  7 of the 8 draws will be competitive, and the guys have a tough time picking or projecting winners.  G

EP-076 EPL Matchday 12 Leicester City Wins the Day

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Listen : Listen here or subscribe on any podcast app Episode #76 - EPL Matchday 12 Leicester City Wins the Day Another impressive episode from host Memo.  Did you know you could be rich if you made bets based on the Kick from the Spot podcast Champions League Group Stage preview show.  Yup, Memo recaps the winners and losers of the UCL Group Stage. Who isn't in love with the EPL right now.  Sure, Manchester clubs played like close friends worried about hurting each other, but no club in the table is intimidated by any other club.  This makes for great matches and unexpected draws.  Memo and Jay give a great recap on all the EPL action from Matchday 12. Plus ... There has been a Yedlin sighting!  But one USMNT member really stood out this weekend in the EPL. Stay tuned until the very end.  You never know what you will miss from the guys! Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love fo