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Chelsea Squeak Past Fulham

January 16, 2021 23:48 - 46 minutes

The FC crew discuss a disastrous weekend for Bundesliga teams chasing Bayern Munich as Dortmund and Leipzig join Bayer Leverkusen in dropping points this weekend. In England, Chelsea secure three points but don't look at all convincing as they struggled against 10-man Fulham. Plus a look ahead to two giant Sunday clashes as Liverpool host Man United and Juventus visit Inter Milan.

Liverpool, Man United Clash at Top of EPL

January 15, 2021 23:38 - 46 minutes

The FC crew preview Sunday's top of the table meeting between Liverpool and Manchester United and question if the Red Devils have what it takes to compete for the PL title. Plus, the guys discuss Lazio's commanding victory over Roma and look back at Wayne Rooney's career as the Englishman hangs up his boots.

Fixing Real Madrid's Mistakes

January 15, 2021 01:25 - 46 minutes

The FC crew discuss another dreadful performance from Real Madrid and with Luka Jovic returning to Eintracht Frankfurt on loan, Julien Laurens gives his top ten worst Real Madrid transfers of all-time. Arsenal stumbled to a goalless draw against Crystal Palace, so what is the North London club's ceiling this season? Plus, are big clubs given preferential treatment by referees?

Gab and Juls: Is Mourinho to Blame for Spurs' Poor Form?

January 14, 2021 15:19 - 55 minutes

Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens look back on Tottenham's 1-1 draw against Fulham and question whether Jose Mourinho's tactics have been helping or hindering Spurs' recent poor performances. Frank LeBoeuf also joins the pod to discuss Mauricio Pochettino and PSG's Trophee des Champions victory against Marseille and Neymar's social media trolling ways. Plus, Bayern Munich collapse in a major upset, while Barcelona and Juventus squeak their way into the next rounds of their respective cup compet...

Caught Offside: Hoppe Days, Midweek Peak & Liverpool vs United

January 14, 2021 04:00 - 1 hour

On this week's pod, the boys dust of "the wheel" and share their thoughts on Hoppe's big day, January transfer rumors, Liverpool's upcoming clash with Manchester United and much much more!

Deja Vu for Tottenham

January 14, 2021 01:12 - 43 minutes

The FC crew criticize Jose Mourinho's tactics after Tottenham drop points at home against relegation-threatened Fulham. Manchester City move up to third in the Premier League but questions rise after Kevin De Bruyne didn't take a penalty that Raheem Sterling missed. Plus, Bayern Munich are on the wrong side of history after getting knocked out of the 2nd round of the German Cup.

Serie Awesome: Juventus Keeps Rolling Ahead of the Derby d'Italia

January 13, 2021 21:04 - 1 hour

Matteo Bonetti is joined by Nicky Bandini & Mina Rzouki to review Inter Milan’s 2-2 draw with Roma and debate whether Antonio Conte’s substitutions resulted in them only taking a point. Plus, Juventus face Inter this weekend in one of the most anticipated Derby d'Italia’s in recent years, with both teams looking to mount a serious title charge in 2021 and debate if AC Milan will be the big winner of the derby.

Pogba Powers Man United To Top

January 13, 2021 00:29 - 39 minutes

The FC crew discuss Manchester United's win over Burnley and what it means for the Premier League title race. In Spain, Atletico Madrid earned a vintage result against Sevilla that keeps them top of La Liga. Plus, The rumors continue to swirl around Lionel Messi's potential exit from Barcelona, this time linking him to PSG.

Could Man United get Burn-ley'd?

January 12, 2021 00:31 - 56 minutes

Steve Nicol and Don Hutchison look ahead to a mouthwatering FA Cup 4th-round draw between Manchester United & Liverpool, plus the boys argue about what kind of test Burnley is for Man United this week. Sid Lowe discusses Real Madrid's antics after playing in the snow, Barcelona's good run of form and explains why Atletico Madrid's three games in hand could be a problem. Finally, Kasey Keller and Steve Cherundolo rank Erling Haaland amongst the best strikers in the world.

Gab and Juls: How Solskjaer is changing Manchester United's DNA

January 11, 2021 17:08 - 59 minutes

Jan Aage Fjortoft joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to discuss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's progression at Manchester United as they only need a point against Burnley to move to the top of the Premier League. Plus, how important was Borussia Dortmund's 3-1 victory over RB Leipzig and have Barcelona turned a corner?  

Juventus Overcome Clear Weakness

January 11, 2021 00:25 - 53 minutes

The FC crew break down Juventus' late win over Sassuolo and discuss what weakness will hold Juve back in the Serie A title race. Plus the guys review Erling Haaland and Matthew Hoppe's outstanding weekend in the the Bundesliga and Kai Havertz and Dele Alli's impressive performances in the FA Cup.

Haaland Dazzles For Dortmund

January 10, 2021 00:56 - 1 hour

Jurgen Klinsmann joins the FC crew to discuss Dortmund's impressive win over RB Leipzig as Erling Haaland continues his rise to superstardom. In the FA Cup both Man United and Arsenal advance and the boys discuss if the tournament should have been put on hold for the year along with their favorite memories from playing in the competition. Plus, Barcelona deliver a great performance that saw bot Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann score twice.

Are Bayern Beginning to Break?

January 08, 2021 23:51 - 37 minutes

The FC crew discuss Bayern Munich showing even more signs of weakness in their shock loss to Borussia Monchengladbach, who came back to win after being 2-goals down. Plus, a young Aston Villa side puts up a spirited performance against Liverpool, and Manchester United's recent record in tournament semifinals is questioned.

Why are Man United falling short?

January 08, 2021 00:28 - 39 minutes

The FC crew weigh in on Manchester City becoming the title favorites and identify what Liverpool needs to defend their title. Also, in the wake of Manchester United's loss to Man City, the boys discuss where the blame lies when it comes to losing in big games. Plus, Bayern Munich try to extend their unbeaten streak, the biggest transfer flops in recent memory, and Shaka's always entertaining power rankings.

Serie Awesome: Pirlo Turning Juventus Around?

January 07, 2021 22:00 - 1 hour

Matteo Bonetti, Nicky Bandini, Mina Rzouki & Kay Murray ask whether Andrea Pirlo has turned Juventus around after their 3-1 win over league-leaders AC Milan. Plus, how important is the Serie A title to Inter Milan?

Gab and Juls: Are Juventus back in the Serie A title race?

January 07, 2021 17:06 - 1 hour

Stewart Robson joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to discuss Juventus' 3-1 victory over league leaders AC Milan and question Cristiano Ronaldo's lack of impact in the game. Plus, does Bruno Fernandes struggle in Manchester United's biggest matches?

Caught Offside: Frankly speaking

January 07, 2021 03:49 - 1 hour

On this week's pod, the boys discuss Man City's resurgence, Spurs on their way to Wembley and Liverpool's recent struggles. Plus, Liam Twomey of The Athletic joins as we go "In the Club" with Chelsea.

Juventus Not Done Yet

January 07, 2021 00:07 - 36 minutes

The FC crew are back to reflect on a crucial day of football across the European continent, including Juventus clawing their way back into the Serie A title race, Manchester United coming up short in an opportunistic Manchester Derby, Lionel Messi lifting Barcelona once more and Mauricio Pochettino making his anticipated debut as manager of PSG.

Klopp's Penalty Kop-Out

January 06, 2021 00:14 - 55 minutes

The FC crew discuss Tottenham advancing to the Carabao Cup final and why Man City might have more trouble with Man United than they did with Chelsea on the weekend. Plus, was Jurgen Klopp justified in his criticism that Man United get more penalties than any other team in the Premier League?

Liverpool Open Door for Title Race

January 05, 2021 15:31 - 54 minutes

The FC crew discuss Liverpool's surprising loss to Southampton and what that means for the Premier League title race. Plus, how much leeway does Frank Lampard have after Chelsea's poor run of form. And finally, will Jadon Sancho's first Bundesliga goal of the season spark his return to form?

Gab and Juls: Lampard Pressure Justified?

January 04, 2021 17:36 - 59 minutes

Mark Ogden joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens following Chelsea's 3-1 defeat to Manchester City and ask whether Frank Lampard deserves to be under scrutiny. Plus, they discuss Atletico Madrid's table-topping form with Juls admitting that he perhaps was wrong about Luis Suarez.

Lampard Feeling the Heat

January 04, 2021 00:46 - 46 minutes

The FC crew dive into Manchester City's easy defeat over Chelsea and ask the question of whether Frank Lampard is currently in over his head as Chelsea manager. Plus, the title race is Serie A tightens up as all the big teams come away with victories, Bayern escape from the jaws of defeat, all while Barcelona bounce back with a whimper.

Arsenal Answering The Critics

January 03, 2021 00:44 - 52 minutes

The FC crew discuss a busy Saturday which saw Arsenal continue their good form with an impressive victory over West Brom while Tottenham climb to 3rd after a deserved win over Leeds United. Plus, Jan Age Fjortoft examines RB Leipzig's chances to push Bayern Munich after their win moved them to the top of the Bundesliga. And PSG officially announce Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager.

New Year, New Title Race?

January 02, 2021 01:04 - 57 minutes

The FC crew discuss Manchester United's 2-1 win over Aston Villa and debate if Man United have what it takes to push Liverpool for the title. Plus, Julien Lauren's reveals his best team from 2020, Gab Marcotti weighs in on possible transfer news and the boys get you set for the return of football in Germany and Italy.

Goodbye to 2020

December 31, 2020 19:57 - 28 minutes

Before leaving for a night of oysters and New Year's celebrations, The FC crew update some Premier League predictions and discuss Man City's chance to catch Liverpool. Plus, the boys weigh in on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's comments ahead of Man United's match with Aston Villa. Finally, a full slate of twitter questions are answered.

Gab and Juls: Premier League's Lurking Crisis

December 31, 2020 16:46 - 46 minutes

Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are back on New Year's Eve to finally draw a line under 2020. In this episode, the guys discuss the Premier League ending the year with a fizzle rather than a bang as two games were hit by last-minute COVID-related postponements. Plus, Real Madrid fail to end the year on a high note after their 1-1 draw mid-week, and Liverpool drop points in consecutive games, potentially giving their fans reason to worry.

Caught Offside: Peace out, 2020!

December 31, 2020 16:38 - 1 hour

The boys bid an eager farewell to 2020 and look back on all that the year had to offer from a soccer perspective. Plus, Man Utd making things interesting, Chelsea struggling and why the USMNT has us excited for 2021.

Liverpool Draw...Again

December 31, 2020 00:32 - 45 minutes

The FC crew discuss Liverpool's 0-0 draw against Newcastle and try to find a solution for the Reds' lack of goals. Plus, the guys break down the La Liga title race as Atletico extended it's lead at the top over Real Madrid.

Red Devils on the Rise

December 31, 2020 00:08 - 44 minutes

The FC crew discuss Manchester United's late victory over Wolves which sent the Red Devils to 2nd in the PL table behind the Liverpool and question if Man United can continue to challenge for the title. Plus, Sid Lowe joins the show to discuss Lionel Messi's future and what's next for Diego Costa after he parted ways with Atletico Madrid.

ESPN FC 2021 Prediction Special

December 30, 2020 18:02 - 33 minutes

The FC crew are back with a special 2021 prediction episode, where the group debates what the futures of Lionel Messi, Jadon Sancho, Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba might look like in the new year. Plus, everyone shares their wildest premonitions and picks some surprise winners of 2021's tournaments and leagues.

Chelsea's Slump Continues

December 28, 2020 23:42 - 48 minutes

The FC crew discuss Chelsea's draw with Aston Villa, which gives the Blues 4 points in their last 5 Premier League games, and whether Frank Lampard's side should be satisfied with being 6th in the table. Plus, the boys try to uncover the disconnect between Jose Mourinho and his players as Tottenaham's poor form continues.

Gab and Juls: How can Frank Lampard get misfiring Chelsea going?

December 28, 2020 16:02 - 56 minutes

Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Don Hutchison to reflect on a festive feast of Premier League football that saw Arsenal make a surprise return to form against a stuttering Chelsea side. The guys also break down the latest from Paris, with Mauricio Pochettino close to being named Thomas Tuchel's replacement at PSG, and much more.

Is Messi on the move?

December 27, 2020 23:56 - 49 minutes

The FC crew discuss Liverpool's draw against West Brom and wonder if there is cause for concern going forward. Also, despite an opening minute goal Tottenham conceded a late goal to Wolves as their winless streak continues in the Premier League. Plus, Julien Laurens explains the latest around Pochettino at PSG and unpacks Lionel Messi's comments regarding his future.

The Pressure Shifts To Lampard

December 27, 2020 00:57 - 44 minutes

The FC crew discuss a busy Boxing Day that saw Arsenal defeat Chelsea and causes questions to be asked for Frank Lampard and Chelsea's recent poor form. Plus, Leicester City and Man United battled to a draw at the top of the table, and Man City continues to pick up points as they climb closer to the top.

Serie Awesome: The worst Juventus display of the Pirlo era?

December 26, 2020 16:18 - 56 minutes

Kay Murray is joined by Matteo Bonetti, Nicky Bandini & Mina Rzouki to discuss the latest round of matches in Serie A. Juventus suffered a terrible day losing at home to Fiorentina calling questions about whether Andrea Pirlo should be concerned heading into the winter break. Plus, AC Milan ended 2020 in dramatic style as a late winner against Lazio pushes them to the top of the table, but will it be enough to hold off Inter Milan who are also on a good run of form. Finally, the crew provide ...

Arteta's Last Stand?

December 25, 2020 19:00 - 28 minutes

The FC crew preview a busy day in the Premier League and wonder if Arsenal have what it takes to bounce back against Chelsea. Plus, Mark Ogden shares his Premier League Team of the Year, and Shaka Hislop provides his club power rankings.

PSG Sack Tuchel

December 24, 2020 20:03 - 47 minutes

The FC crew discuss reports of PSG moving on from Thomas Tuchel and bringing in Mauricio Pochettino as the club's new manager. Plus, the battle in Serie A heats up as Inter Milan and AC Milan are both poised to make a run at the title. Plus, the boys are in the Christmas spirit during another lively edition of Extra Time.

Gab and Juls: How long can AC Milan's unbeaten run last?

December 24, 2020 15:40 - 57 minutes

Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Stewart Robson to discuss AC Milan's 3-2 victory over Lazio. The guys also talk about Mikel Arteta's future following Arsenal's 4-1 defeat against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup and explain why Thomas Tuchel was relieved of his duties at Paris Saint-Germain.

ESPN FC 2020 Year in Review Special

December 24, 2020 02:22 - 25 minutes

The FC crew join together for a special episode looking back on an unprecedented year that produced major headlines across the world of football. In this pod, the crew look back on Liverpool breaking their 30 year English league title drought, Bayern Munich asserting their historic dominance, Lionel Messi breaking Twitter via a burofax, and remember one of the greatest footballers to ever live.

United, City Set for Semifinal Derby Clash

December 24, 2020 02:21 - 54 minutes

The FC crew react to the news of Manchester United and Manchester City meeting in the semifinal of the Carabao Cup and Jose Mourinho calling out Dele Alli for a poor performance during Spurs' Carabao Cup fixture. Plus, AC Milan squeak 3 points at the last and enter Christmas break atop the Serie A table; could they lift the Scudetto at the end of the year? Also, Real Madrid and PSG enter the break in fine form.

Caught Offside: LAFC's CONCACAF bummer

December 23, 2020 18:16 - 1 hour

On this week's pod, we wonder if there's a club that can push Liverpool for the title and why "strange things" keep happening to Arsenal? Plus, a full review of Tigres' 2-1 defeat of LAFC in the CONCACAF Champions League Final.

When Does the Buck Stop for Arteta?

December 23, 2020 00:19 - 50 minutes

The FC crew debate what direction Mikel Arteta and Arsenal should try to go in after their terrible defeat to Manchester City in the League Cup. Meanwhile, Juventus take 6-point swing in the wrong direction, Lionel Messi accomplishes another record, and Ole Gunnnar Solskjaer claims his side are ready to win trophies now.

Who Will Challenge Liverpool?

December 22, 2020 00:29 - 1 hour

The FC crew discuss Chelsea's win over West Ham and wonder who is best suited to push Liverpool for the title. Plus, Arsenal's slide down the table puts Mikel Arteta on the hot seat. Kasey Keller and Steve Cherundolo weigh in on the state of Dortmund and react to Weston McKennie's newest award. And Herculez Gomez dives in to the fallout from a chaotic match between LAFC and Club America.

Gab and Juls: What is Bayern's plan for Leroy Sane?

December 21, 2020 15:43 - 53 minutes

Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Jan Aage Fjortoft to discuss Bayern Munich's 2-1 victory against Bayer Leverkusen and ask whether Bayern know what they're doing by substituting Leroy Sane after he came on as a substitute earlier in the game. The guys also ask if Tottenham's title push is over and discuss whether Mohamed Salah is still happy at Liverpool.

Was Everyone Wrong About Man United?

December 21, 2020 00:21 - 51 minutes

The FC crew discuss a busy Sunday across the world of football, beginning with a discussion on just how wrong everyone was about Manchester United and their hopes at the Premier League title. Plus, Spurs slump ever further down the table and put themselves at risk of being out of the title race. Also, Real Madrid and PSG play out to varying results on the day.

Liverpool's Perfect Day

December 19, 2020 23:43 - 1 hour

The FC crew react to a busy day around Europe that saw Bayern Munich pull out a win against title contender Bayer Leverkusen behind two goals from Lewandowski. Plus, Steve Nicol described Liverpool's 7-0 win as perfection and while Arsenal extend their winless streak. And in Spain, Barcelona drop points despite Lionel Messi's record-tying goal.

Has Sancho Lost His Way?

December 19, 2020 00:21 - 45 minutes

The FC crew react to Dortmund losing yet another Bundesliga match and analyze what has gone wrong with their star Jadon Sancho. Plus, the boys prepare for a massive weekend in the Premier League including Man City's trip to Southampton. Also, Stewart Robson believes Juventus need more from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Rashford Stars For Man United

December 18, 2020 01:30 - 51 minutes

The FC crew discuss Manchester United's win over Sheffield United led by Marcus Rashford's superb play. Plus, Craig Burley and Steve Nicol don't see eye-to-eye on who was "the better team" in Liverpool's victory over Tottenham. Robert Lewandowski picks up an award and Shaka reveals his Power Rankings on a busy edition of ESPN FC.

Serie Awesome: What’s Going on at Atalanta?

December 17, 2020 21:38 - 48 minutes

Kay Murray is joined by Matteo Bonetti, Nicky Bandini and Mina Rzouki to discuss the current situation between Alejandro 'Papu' Gomez and Atalanta. The crew also debate whether Inter Milan have become Serie A favorites after their UCL exit and question if Paulo Dybala deserves a new contract at Juventus.

Gab and Juls: Klopp and Mourinho's War of Words

December 17, 2020 14:04 - 54 minutes

Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Mark Ogden following Liverpool's late victory against Tottenham Hotspur. The guys discuss whether the post-match argument between Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho was justified. Also on the show today, Barcelona secure a vital win against Real Sociedad, Chelsea lose in back-to-back matches and Arsenal are still spinning their wheels.