The Knittel brothers discuss Coutinho to Barca, Fleetwood keeper with a year’s supply of Papa John’s, Mark Hughes fired from Stoke, and more.

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Segment 1
- Coutinho to Barca (http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/philippe-coutinho-liverpool-transfer-news-barcelona-jurgen-klopp-plans-january-transfer-window-a8146376.html)
- Costa scored, then was sent off in his La Liga return for Atletico (https://twitter.com/newschambers/status/949642052320579584)
- Ross Barkley to Chelsea (https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/05/ross-barkley-chelsea-everton)

Segment 2
- Emre Can reportedly signed a pre-contract with Juve (http://www.calciomercato.com/en/news/exclusive-here-s-how-much-juventus-have-offered-emre-can-53741)
- Fleetwood Town goalkeeper won year’s supply of Papa John’s pizza after FA Cup clean sheet (http://www.sportbible.com/football/funny-fleetwood-goalkeeper-lands-years-supply-of-pizza-after-clean-sheet-20180106)
- Irish Manager subs himself on and gets booked twice in 3 minutes to see his team lose (http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42596870)

Segment 3 
- Mark Hughes finally fired from Stoke City (https://twitter.com/stokecity/status/949734975166930944)
- MLS has 5 teams in the top 30 of the Global Soccerex Football Finance 100 List (https://twitter.com/WilliamsBob75/status/948675421205352449)
- Gonzalez considering a switch to Mexico now (http://www.goal.com/en/amp/news/usmnt-news-el-tri-ramping-up-pursuit-of-jonathan-gonzalez/1mk9plaegya001i3to6kycme6i)

Others mentioned
- US roster for January camp: https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2018/01/08/armchair-analyst-january-usmnt-camp-roster-gonzalez-situation-reaction

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Posted on Jan 09, 2018 12:52 PM

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We made a YouTube video sharing soccer’s creation story. It begins in the Middle Ages, then moves to 18th-century English public schools and finally discusses the formation of the Football Association (FA) and International Football Association Board (IFAB).

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Posted on Jan 05, 2018 09:44 AM

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The Knittel brothers discuss Goretzka to Bayern, Wenger breaking records, best moments of 2017, and more.

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Stories & topics discussed in this episode:

Segment 1
- Pogba is the transfer whisperer (http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/january-transfer-news-rumours-secret-agent-pogba-key-to-man-utds-/rrwvf2d4op121qzrmnt23afsb)
- Goretzka to Bayern (https://twitter.com/cfbayern/status/947491309400592385)
- Bad tackles against City keep going under the radar (https://streamable.com/wpcdo)

Segment 2
- Tourist accidentally attends Kilmarnock match (https://twitter.com/harleymita/status/947178689363697664)
- Food & drink delivery directly to supporters’ seats (https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/7n7u6s/fc_porto_will_launch_mobile_app_to_deliver_food/)
- Wenger sets managerial record (http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/arsene-wenger-arsenal-record-premier-league-games-sir-alex-ferguson-a8134066.html)

Segment 3 
- MLS schedule hurts World Cup preparations according to Miguel Herrera (http://www.espn.com/soccer/major-league-soccer/story/3330320/miguel-herrera-says-mls-schedule-hurts-players-world-cup-preparations)
- Pro/Rel isn’t a necessity in American soccer according to Kevin Kinkead (https://twitter.com/Kevin_Kinkead/status/947203807938793477)
- Best moments of 2017 (http://www.goal.com/en-us/lists/2017-in-football-best-moments-of-the-year/1jxn57i5q1sd91labnscrvt85d)

Others mentioned
- Ozil megs Welbeck (https://twitter.com/ZIatanFacts/status/946705010259386368)
- Liverpool & Arsenal finances article (https://www.forbes.com/sites/bobbymcmahon/2017/12/31/how-liverpool-got-a-financial-jump-on-arsenal-even-though-the-gunners-generate-more-revenue/#5852a8aa33db)

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Posted on Jan 03, 2018 02:09 PM

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The Knittel brothers discuss Bristol City’s cup run, quirky scheduling in MLS & EPL, distracting sideline boards, and more.

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Stories & topics discussed in this episode:
Segment 1
- Is Klopp a good manager? (https://twitter.com/bet365/status/944321161403535360)
- De Gea best Premier League player of 2017? (http://www.skysports.com/football/news/29328/11178378/graeme-souness-picks-his-best-premier-league-player-of-2017)
- Bristol City are on quite the run in the League Cup (https://twitter.com/paddypower/status/943766774973124609)

Segment 2
- Paul Clement sacked by Swansea City (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/12/20/swansea-city-sack-manager-paul-clement/)
- Suspensions carrying over from league to cup competitions and vice versa
- EPL & MLS schedules not balanced like the rest of Europe

Segment 3 
- Leverkusen manager with a dive (https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/7l3omf/leverkusen_coach_heiko_herrlich_dives_in_the/)
- Distracting sideline boards (https://www.facebook.com/fcbayern.en/videos/1795194823884917/)
- NISA?—?the new 3rd division in US soccer?—?eliminates expansion fees and territory exclusivity (http://midfieldpress.com/2017/12/21/nisa-eliminates-expansion-fees-territory-exclusivity-in-an-effort-to-create-open-system-pro-soccer-in-the-usa/)

Others mentioned
- Van Dijk signed with Liverpool for $100MM

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Posted on Dec 28, 2017 12:47 PM

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Matt and Dave discuss Christian Pulisic, AC Milan fans treating Donnarumma terribly, if parity is over in MLS, and more.

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Stories & topics discussed in this episode:
Segment 1
- Christian Pulisic won USMNT player of the year?—?youngest winner ever (https://twitter.com/NBCSportsSoccer/status/941401185638117377)
- Pep Guardiola managed the longest win streaks in La Liga, Bundesliga, and Premier League (https://www.dreamteamfc.com/c/news-gossip/365078/pep-guardiola-winning-streak-la-liga-bundesliga-premier-league/)
- Conte said top English clubs need to not let Man City sign van Dijk (http://www.goal.com/en/news/van-dijk-cannot-be-allowed-to-move-to-man-city-conte/73wu5vki5k2p1fh18ookijhws)

Segment 2
- Lazio fans got revenge on a referee by leaving bad reviews on TripAdvisor (https://www.football-italia.net/114184/lazio-fans-mock-giacomelli)
- AC Milan fans treating Donnarumma poorly (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/12/14/gianluigi-donnarumma-reduced-tears-ac-milan-ultras-unfurl-banner/)

Segment 3 
- What the hell was Griezmann thinking? (http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/antoine-griezmann-blackface-twitter-racism-atletico-madrid-transfer-news-a8115921.html)
- Is Parity over in MLS? (http://www.phillysoccerpage.net/2017/12/14/parity-crashers/)

Others mentioned
- Kaka announced retirement (https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/12/17/brazil-kaka-retirement-world-player-year-star-ac-milan-real-madrid)
- Penalty from Brazil (https://youtu.be/obTFk31BiLI)
- Gattuso tried to resign from AC Milan (https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/7kmxj9/apparently_gattuso_tried_to_resign_today_because/)

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Posted on Dec 20, 2017 03:32 PM

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