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No Scores in World Soccer

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Episode #61

Soccer Under Quarantine:
Memo and Jay are back to give the details on what can now be expected from domestic football leagues and European competitions.  Deadlines have been set, but will they hold?  A plan is great, but contingency options should be on the table.

Beyond domestic and European club competitions, the International European competition has already been set back a year.  But that places the men playing at the same time as the women.  Good luck to the professional scheduler working for all these leagues.

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Host:  Memo
Producer:  Jay Fratt
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Champions League Triumph and Corona Fallout

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Episode #60

Champions League Review:
Just when Champions League really started to pop off, everything is postponed.  Jay and Memo take a look at the incredible matches from the Round of 16, and where Champions League goes from here.  And yes, Jay gets to press Memo on his Liverpool Reds getting bounced out from a home defeat.  Spoiler alert, God hates Liverpool.

News:
 - COVID-19 ruins sports across the globe!  We take time to listen to Jurgen Klopp.
 - Diego Simeone is a Kick from the Spot fan!  He wants to change the away goal rule in extra time.
 - EPL postponed.  Is the April 4th resumption realistic?

This episode comes with a free soap box from Jay.

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 29 Review and Champions League Preview

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Episode #59

Matchday 28 Review:
Even though Liverpool is running away with the EPL title, there are so many intriguing story lines and matches left in the schedule.  In Reality 8 clubs are battling for the 4th place trophy.  Leicester has been pulled back into this top tier mid table battle, and 9th place Arsenal are only 8 points from 4th and 5 points from 5th place.  Manchester United completed the derby double this season.  What does that mean for the club, manager, and season?  Is City limping, or just disinterested?  Wolves dropped two points on the weekend, but are undefeated in their last five.  Can they leap frog Chelsea, Leicester, or Man U?

Champions League Preview:
The guys think there are 3 opportunities for Kicks from the Spot this week in Champions League play as three of the four matches are within one goal in aggregate.  Will RB Leipzig's home advantage being taken away by the Corona Virus?  Can the power of PSG at home keep the youth of Dortmund at bay?  Which Liver…

Champions League and EPL Matchday 28 Review

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Episode #58

Champions League Review:
The final week of the first leg of the Round of 16 in Champions League is discussed by Memo and Jay. Chelsea was beat down by Bayern. Napoli drew at home, but was it enough going back to Barcelona? Lyon surprised Memo with a home result against the Juventus Ronaldos. Jay nailed the Manchester City match as they take two away goals and a lead in aggregate back to England. The second week of Champions League play was better than the first week. The guys are here to break it all down.

Matchday 28 Review:
More VAR controversy even has the guys split. Who was the loser in the Everton Man U draw? Liverpool finally lose, and Memo may have lost the most. Is Leicester in danger of losing the third and fourth position in the EPL Table? Wolves struck down the Tottenham Mourinhos, can they reach 5th or even 4th place? The EPL table is on fire as only three teams out of 20 don't have much to play for.

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EPL Action Out Shines Champions League

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Episode #57

Champions League Review:
The first half of the Round of 16 has been played.  Who were the winners and losers even if they weren't the actual winners and losers?  Memo and Jay break down the first legs of the first week.

Matchday 27 Review:
Wow!  Sex on fire in the EPL!  The EPL table may not have a competition at the top, but there are pockets of competition all over the remainder of the table.  With the Man City competition ban, even clubs like 10th place Arsenal and 11th place Burnley are still in the hunt for a Champions League spot.

Champions League Preview:
Expectations are back!  The second week of Champions League Round of 16 play is assuredly going to be better than the first week.  Both EPL clubs will be featured by BR Sports, and both matches have the potential to be special.

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

Manchester City Ban Analyzed Beyond the Headlines and Matchday 26 Review

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Episode #56

News:
Manchester City has been banned for two years from European competition.  Huge news, but is it true?  What are deeper layers to this story, and what are the real impacts of this UEFA ruling?  Memo and Jay look into the ruling, the arbitration body that will make the final decision, the sovereign money and tactics behind the crack down, and the implications to the EPL beyond Man City.

Matchday 26 Review:
Did VAR ruin the match for Wolverhampton, and wreck an exciting weekend of EPL featurettes?  Within the vision of the Man City ban, how is the remainder of the table affected by a new Champions League position opening up?  Arsenal, Tottenham, and Sheffield United gain three crucial points while Chelsea see a desperate Man United club come visit on Monday

Links:
The Man Who Exposed Man City
Timeline of Man City Financial Fair Play Sanctions

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Champions League Preview

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Episode #55

EPL Matchday 26:
Too much action for one calendar week, Matchday 26 is split over two weekends.  Everton and Sheffield United continue strong play, but Wolves, Chelsea, and Tottenham still have something to say about Matchday 26.

Champions League Preview:
The time is here!  Maybe one of the best weeks of soccer in the calendar year.  With a long EPL weekend leading right into Champions League Round of 16 play.  Memo and Jay break down the entire field of 16, and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each match-up.

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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Music Credit:
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EPL Matchday 25 Review and USMNT News

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Episode #54

Matchday 25 Review:
The fourth place trophy chase is heating up with 4 clubs within 6 points of 4th place Chelsea.
The guys take a look at Leicester vs Chelsea, Man U vs Wolverhampton, and Tottenham vs Manchester City.

News:
The transfer window has closed.  Who went where?  Which club won?  Who lost?
USMNT January camp and friendly.  Memo and Jay discuss the current lot of players, and how they fit into Olympic and World Cup Qualification.  The amazing amount of young players NOT participating in this January camp is amazing, and a great point of optimism moving forward.

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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Music Credit:
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Matchday 24 Review Wolves Win in Loss London Derby Draw and Striker Pandemic

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Episode #53

Matchday 24 Review:
Wolverhampton vs Liverpool - Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore shine, but can't match Big Ball Bobby and the Liverpool depth. Will Salah selfishness bite Liverpool in UCL?

Chelsea vs Arsenal - London derby has it all with a red card, exciting play, and late goals. Memo dishes on where the two clubs are at, and where they are headed.

Man U vs Burnley - We dismiss the hyperbolic week-to-week reaction to give the forest view of the Manchester United club.

News:
The coronavirus has hit EPL strikers as the injury bug creates needs. It's transfer window time, who will land the important piece to finish the season. Chelsea, Man U, and Tottenham all have striker needs.

Arsenal make a signing that has Memo singing about a culture shift.

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
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Matchday 23 Review The Money Derby and USMNT News

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Episode #52

Matchday 23 Review:
Chelsea Disappointment.  Wolves the real deal.  Leicester in jeopardy?
Liverpool vs Man U … Was it a good match?  Was it really?
5th - 12th separated by 5 points!  Only 2 of the 8 teams won, 1 loss, and 6 draws.

Forbes List of 50 Most Valuable Sports Franchises:
Here are soccer clubs rankings among professional franchises in all sports in the world:
#45 Liverpool $2.18 Billion
#42 Arsenal $2.27 Billion
#32 Chelsea $2.58 Billion
#25 Man City $2.69 Billion
#17 Bayern Munich $3.02 Billion
#6 Man U $3.81 Billion
#4 Barca $4.02 Billion
#3 Real Madrid $4.24 Billion

UEFA Champions League Changes
USMNT News
Transfer News and Rumors

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Host:  Memo
Producer:  Jay Fratt
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EPL Matchday Review Transfer News USMNT and the Cat Killer

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Episode #51

Not all weeks in the EPL are created equal.  After a busy holiday rush, soccer gods provided a fairly mundane week of EPL action.  Host Memo and Producer Jay are here to grease the gears in this EPL grinder.

A serial cat killer is on the loose in Olympia, Wa, but Memo and Jay are on the case.

News!  It's January, time for the mid season transfer window hype.  What's fake news?  What's bound to happen?  Come speculate with us.  Some players are on the move, even if it's to the doctor's office like Christian Pulisic.

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.

Show Notes:
Harry Kane Injury
Christian Pulisic Injury
Sergino Dest Threats
Brian McBride Savior?

Host:  Memo
Producer:  Jay Fratt
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Music Credit:
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EPL Matchday 21 A Run Run Run Run Runaway

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Episode #50

It's a runaway! But even though Liverpool is running away with the EPL title, there are so many compelling story lines and competitions remaining within the EPL table. Chelsea cannot pull away from the mid-table glut, but the big names behind them can't seem to catch the Blues either.

Jose Mourinho couldn't stay positive for long. His comedic one-man show is back on the road in England.

Is Arsenal back under Arteta, or did Man U take a match off? The Christmas rush is over, and now we head into the January transfer window. Who is buying and who is selling?

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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