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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.

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Battle of the EPL Titans and the MLS Cup

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Episode #41

Liverpool vs Manchester City in the EPL.  Bundesliga brotherly flop.  MLS Cup.  Arsenal shoved from top four.

This past week was a Fabinho banger of big soccer matches.  Has Leicester City passed Arsenal in top four hierarchy?  Is Chelsea for real?  How did Liverpool dismantle Manchester City.  If a big match between two Bundesliga heavyweights occurred, would anybody know?  Memo is back in studio to break it all down.

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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Hole in VAR Disallowed

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There has always been a huge flaw in VAR, just lurking under the surface waiting to show itself.  As of yet, this chasm hasn't been found in the natural course of play.  On Sunday, the referee could have covered it up for the league and VAR opponents.

What would happen if a clear error was made on a penalty call, but as time passed waiting for an opportunity to stop play to review, the opposing team scores!  WHAT WOULD HAPPEN?  We were sure to find out this weekend in the biggest match thus far of the year, as Sterling of City was denied a clear goal scoring opportunity by a Liverpool hand ball.  This clear penalty hand ball in the box was missed by the referee.  No big deal, at the first stop of play, everything would be corrected.  But immediately before the match found a dead ball moment, Liverpool rushed down and scored on an unlikely swift power strike.
So what now?    - Penalty!  And the latter goal is disallowed.  Kick from the spot.  - Penalty!  And the latter goal is allo…

Kick from the Spot Reboot

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Episode 40 ... We're Back

Lifelong soccer all star Memo brings his soccer passion and addiction to the Kick from the Spot podcast.  In his first episode in the captains chair, Memo brings us all up to speed on first third of the season.  But more importantly we get to know him and his knowledge of the beautiful game.

This version of the Kick from the Spot podcast will follow Memo's soccer addiction wherever it takes us.  Yes, there may even be some MLS discussion.  Sit back and enjoy this special conversational episode.  Memo has a lot of plans for the pod focused on community and enjoying the sport we love.

English Premier League is top dog, like Messi.  But how does Messi's control help or hurt Barca?  Why is the Bundesliga the best league for young Americans?

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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