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Liverpool Runaway Leicester Capitulate Wolves Ready to Pounce

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Episode #49

Two Matchdays in one week!  There were plenty of winners and losers during the heavy Christmas EPL schedule.  Memo and Jay are here to sort it all out.  One thing is clear, Liverpool will be EPL Champions, but the story lines and battles below them have only just begun.

Will Wolverhampton barge their way into the top six EPL high class society dinner parties?  The club looks every bit the part.  Will Arteta and Arsenal find their way back to the top, or will they even lose grasp on Europa League table positions?  Manchester United and Everton made big moves this week, but was it a matter of competition or fortitude?

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EPL Matchday 18 Liverpool Vacations While Inevitability Draws One Week Closer

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Episode #48

Going into the weekend all the talk was about Tottenham replacing Chelsea in the 4th place position within the EPL table; but instead it was Chelsea who thwarted Tottenham's advances. As Chelsea solidified their 4th place position, Tottenham dropped to 7th behind surging Sheffield United and Wolverhampton. Every matchday will see wild fluctuations like this as the mid table blob continues to grow.

Arsenal and Everton hire managers. But is it too late this season for Arsenal and too late this decade for Everton?

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News:
Shoulder Not Leg Weston McKennie
Liverpool win Club World Cup
Arteta in at Arsenal
Ancelotti in at Everton

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The 4th Place Trophy is Real - Matchday17 EPL

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Episode #47

Matchday 17 saw the glut in the middle of the EPL table grow into a blob.  Chelsea stumble, Tottenham leap, and Manchester United crawl.  Meanwhile the downward spiral of despair at The Emirates still only has them seven points out of 4th place.  Upstarts Sheffield United continue to surpass expectations.  Did the title race become a coronation for Liverpool?

Weston McKennie suffers another injury.  Pep is out!  Chelsea transfer ban lifted!  Memo and Jay discuss it all.

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 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.

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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. 

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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…