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Episode 37 · 1 year ago

UFC 251 Review & European Football Update - Episode 36

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Rhett joins the show to recap the recent UFC 251 event and quickly summarise the action in Europe's biggest soccer leagues over the last few weeks.

Cheese. He settle. Welcome backto the on the ball podcast. This is episode thirty six of the show. We are once again joined by rhet welcome back mate. Thanks fat.How's IT gone? They're pretty good. Not really doing too much the momentreally uni holidays, back and lockdown for the second time being in Melbourne andMelbournian. So I'm not doing too much. Pretty much just going through a dailyroutine at the moment of going for a run, then going for askateboard and then just organizing stuff for the podcast. Pretty much all I'm doing. I think got to start some shooting soon because the kids are back atschool, you know. Yeah, I get that. Income Rolling. Thisis this is zoom teaching type of thing. Yeah, yeah, just the justthe zoom. I'm how's TASI GOING AT REGNA? Man, everything day. Everything's back to normal. We can do whatever claim my fool contact sportclubs are open, man, not that I've been, but yeah, haveit. Have you had any more soccer matches after the first one or Iwe had a practice mat yesterday. Just got killed like eight one seeing isthat was like intr club match. So just just the better team. vess, sorry, he's got killed. That's a bit dog anyway. So todaywe're here to chat about yesterday's UFC two hundred fifty one. It's probably,on paper, one of the best. Well, I'm not like I've haven'tbeen a UFC fan for like ten years, so I can't really make this claim, but I've heard people say it's like one of the best cards onpaper ever. Yeah, there was three, three title fights, and another onebasically, which was a number one contenders fight. So pretty outstanding stuff. I know we both watched it. How did you enjoy it? DidI got to your expectations? I think all the expectation after the AFTERMASS,but I'll got put in. All the expectation was on the main event andI think that the main event was the only fight that disappointed and everybody wasleft with like a little bit of a dull. But I think over therest of the cart it was pretty pretty unreal fights or right. Yeah,yeah, the the people who bought the pay per view definitely got their money'sworth. Yeah, pretty much every fight almost when the distance. Obviously,yarn I'LD finished like a minute to dirty before the final bell. Yeah,bar in the first fight in the card. And speaking of that first fight,Amanda rebouse versus Page van sent in the women's flyweight division, that shewas rebuse was the heaviest favorite on the card. She she's not even thathighly rank. She's only like number fourteen ranked, and that's actually in theStraw Weight Division. But I think page has been fighting much recently and itwas all over pretty pretty much to she's like took her down almost straight awayand then it's just a matter of getting their arm and and then just subtapped her out through an armlock. So it was pretty even too much.I think you watch this one, didn't you? Yeah, like all thetalk going into it was about Van's aunt was like going into a free agency. So she had this was the last fight on her contract and she waslike telling everyone like Oh yeah, I'm...

...going to you like going a freeagency and get more money in Shit, because apparently, like the matt shegets off like Instagram and like modeling and Shit is way more than what shegets from the USC. Yeah, so she's kind of fuming about that,but then she doesn't really have a leg to stand on because she's got tappeddown about two minutes. So pretty, pretty rubbish fight. Really. Yeah, I think completely one started. I think rebuss is like pretty highly rated, like she's on the up, whereas Van's ants more journeywoman, I'm saying. And Yeah, I think they were saying on my favorite show DC inHell Wanni, they are saying that Van Zance boyf or boyfriend or husband orsomething fight, either fights or works at bell at, or so apparently she'sgoing to be going there. Yeah, yeah, who knows? Maybe.Well, I don't know why the UFC would offer a lot of money,but yeah, I heard Anna talking in the Dane was talking in the postby it about her going into free agency and he's just like yeah, sheprobably should test the free agency, just like hinting that he's just donet givea fuck, like as she was apprety Shit. I thought that was harsh, but she can cough. Yeah, she's doing the page. Is kindof doing the Bouche art intenders. Starts off the career well and then seemsso her attention goes elsewhere and kind of forgets about what she made a famous. Yeah, I think the money just doesn't make sense for anymore. Soit's like had to murder itself when she even said, she's like I canpost one photo on instagram and get more money than fighting. Yeah, fair. must be hard about yourself, and that's o case. Yeah, it'sfair enough. So, yeah, that's pretty much it for the first fightwas over pretty quickly, so not not too much a chat about it.Then that took us into probably the fight I was most excited for, tobe honest. Yeah, obviously a lot of the hype was about Kumara andmast few dull but or even Maxim Balknovski. Bit, I was very keen forJess Gone Traj and Rose Dammy UNIS, and it lived up to expectation.Is it one fight of the night? Yeah, in like the performance bonuses, it went the distance and rose got up, which I was happyabout. I was gone for rows. She's probably like my favorite female fighter. Yeah, and yeah, so she's back in the winter circle now probablylooks set to take on the champ, Jean Wiley, which will be awesomefight to watch because Jean Wiley's fires a pretty much always that lead. Yeah, this one, though, deservedly far to the night, very tight thewhole way through. I agree with the judges. Personally, I thought roseone of the first two rounds and then Jessica on the final round. Yeah, but yeah, the only negative about this five is probably that it wasn'tfive rounds, because it was probably a little bit more entertaining than the threefights to follow. If I'm honest, rose had to slide up a handin terms of the stats, in terms of strikes and significant strikes, butJessica had the takedown and I think Jessica's punches seem to do a lot morethan roses. A lot of roses were kind of just like light jobs,but they all add up and in the end she had double the strikes toher opponent's head as Jessica did. So that probably played a big factor inthe judges to vision. What do you think of this one? Right also, yeah, I thought had a gone five rounds, the result might havebeen different because I think because rose really look like she was slowing down early. I mean sorry, late in the fight, but I think and drawsjust took a bit too long to put a foot on the gas, muchlike I thought was the case. And want to other fights, which we'llget to. But yeah, I think rose really did well to bank thosetwo early rounds and then she kind of she also took off foot off thegas. She's tried to stick in that for the last round and ground itout, but I think she fought really...

...long first two rounds. Her boxinglooked like really good compared to Androids, like the technique was much better,I think. Yeah, and draw she kind of made and draws look likea bit of a hack. Yeah, this is straight fighter. Rose waslegit like losing her balance and stuff by the ends, as you were saying. I think if there was even just one more round, let alone toI think Jessica could have beaten her. So potentially, obviously this is prettyfar fetched, but if rose goes and beat young Wailee, potentially like anothertrilogy fight for these two for the belt, and that would be five rounds,which would probably suit the challenge in Jessica. So that would be interestingto see. But obviously rose would have to beat young waylee. So yeah, rose one that, I was going to say pretty comfortably, but inthe end it wasn't really given that batter, which is a split. Let's asplit decision or yeah, yeah, this one is it. Judges gaveit to Jessica. The first judge gave it to rose and then this secondone, gave it to jess because so I genuinely thought Jessica was going toget it. But yeah, I wouldn't been happy about but I rose gotthe win. And Yeah, as I said, this was basically a titleshot. Really, unless they give it, I think there's a good chance theydo a rematch between Jean Wally and Joanna. Yeah, because I fightwas true part of the year. Probably. Yeah, that is true, whicheverone was to see gun. But yeah, and then, yeah,so the winner, if they don't get the title show, I don't reallyknow where to from there for them. But the loser, I think they'reprobably better than everyone else in the division. So they'll probably just have to copa few fights where they just dust off a few of the lower rankedpeople. Yeah, I think before they get another title shot. But Ithink you might be one of them. Will fight yoanna probably, maybe,and then rose with the title shot. Yeah, if you want, andJessica both coming off losses and makes cut and kind of makes sense. Yeah, that does make sense. Yeah, that that does make a lot ofsense. So, yeah, that was fight of the night, and deservedlyso. Probably my favorite fight of the night. Yeah, even though thefollowing three will interesting to watch. So that led us into the third fightof the the main card, which was peeled again and Jose Aldo, whichwas a bit of an interesting one for the vacant bent and wait title afterHenry Sejudo retired, and you'd probably think it would go to a number oneand two showdown, but it actually they gave it to number three and numbernine in the ranks or something like that. Yeah, which is quite a surprise. But in this fire they kind of showed why they were held insuch high regard by Dana to get the shot vote. Both like super technicalfighters and yeah, what do you think of this one? I thought,I think this one was probably my favorite, just because I think podon put inlike such a good performance. I think he showed why everyone was hikinghim up. Everyone was thinking like that it might just be hyped, likehe hasn't for anyone that competitive yet, but he showed like he's got everythingin this fire, like he he's his engine was like really impressive as well, because I think it kind of showed that auto war like was worn downand then he kind of slowed in the last two rounds, and then Podon, which is on his ass when he was just, yeah, Etym bythe end. Yeah, I thought the stoppage was pretty poor. Like youshould have stopped it at least a minute earlier. Yeah, he was onhis back. He was like moving around. Yes, like he can do anythingabout it. It's like not really defending yourself just because you yeah,change your position next and canist defend. Yeah, he was legit just onhis head for like two minutes. But yeah, that's probably a good point. Yeah, that last. It's pretty...

...tight in the first couple. Yeah, yet that last, that last three minutes especially, but even the fourthround yarns to dirty things, to legend. That is our though. I thinkthe bandom weight divisions actually like it really, really exciting, like rightnow than before. Whence the judo is in it? Like I don't thinkanyone was really paying attention to it, but I think it's like way betterthan yeah, I think it's a weird thing that happens when like the championleaves and just opens the door for so many new people. Yeah, it'syeah, I think PDON are prdn versus Alger man stealing next. Yeah,Aljo definitely definitely should be like the man penciled in for that? Yeah,for that shot. That's going to be, even though he's not number one ranked. But USN'T MARLA MO race. It's like Marlo the SAMs. Hebeat Jose Al Though, in like Brazil last year, but apparently, likeeven Dana's. Yeah, everyone thought he last thing. That's wrong. Yes, I think that's him. Know, he's done one ranked. I don'tthink they really view them as the number one ring. No. Yeah,definitely think Al Jamin will get it, which will be a pretty interesting fight. Yeah, for sure. And Yeah, yeah, as you said, theBantamweight Division looks very interesting now. Yeah, it's pretty inch it like, as you said, it's a weird concept that the champion leagues and thenit gets better. Yeah, you kind of especially like not. What wasit? What was that night where they showcased? Like was IT UFC?Like, was it the last anthom maybe U s two hundred and forty nineor tw hundred and fifty. This is Bantom way after Bantom way. Yeah, I think it was too fifty. Yeah, which is Amanda new now. Yeah, man, if it's kind and I think there's actually short andstuff. Yeah, the fact that there was three like beast finishes all frombandom weights. was just helped everyone get into it. So I think everyone'sreally excited about the division now, which is probably a first for these lads. Yeah, I don't. I don't think cody garbrand's penciled in for anything. Yeah, so maybe a cody Jose a fight, but I don't reallyknow what cody gets from that, if I'm honest. Yeah, maybe rightat them, and I'm saying cody could, but someone higher like the rice.I think the fair Sean o'malley has a fight already books now. Ithink it is it on the lists? Yeah, they see card. That'sgoing to be easy to fifty two again. I forgot the guy's no, yeah, I don't know. WHO's a Brazilian guy, I'm sure. Oh, yeah, is it? Yeah, you do something by cheeto Rivera.Yeah, Mam they're I think that's something like that. It was or something. He was kind of dogged against saying you're dog or whatever that guy's nameis. Oh, yeah, so, yeah, yeah, he was likeway better than and he lost the fight. So Yeah, very interesting times forthe Bantam way interesting to see what cody garbrand does as well, becauseI think he's out high in the rankings. I think he's like six or something, but they could give him a shit fight against like Marla morace orsomething like that. Yeah, it will see. Yeah, definitely think AlJoe will get that shot against pod yarn. Yeah, because to him, because, yeah, I looked pretty bloody beast and our thos been like purvocy, building beef with him for a while. So I think that's going to helpthese. Yeah. And then the next one, which is probably anotherone that I was most came for, even over the main event, MaxHolloway, Alexander Volkanovsky to and Volkanovsky came in the came in the favorite andbasically showed why, I guess. Even though everyone's pretty disappointed by the decision, I agreed. I didn't watch I'll be honest, we will. Ican't watching a movie while this fire was on. So, like, Iwasn't watching every single second of it,...

...but from what I saw, Idefinitely thought Max was the better. But then you look at the statistics,it's kind of hard to argue with the judges decision. How did you seeit? I think what kind of skews? Everyone shows the back, looks atthe stats and then you see even in the first two two rounds likelike it says Volcanoski had more significant strikes, but Max dropped him in both rounds. So you can't. You can't. There's no argument for the first tworounds, like they had to go to Max and then I think formost of the third round Max dominated that as well. So I think Idon't. I didn't see how they could give any of the first three toVolcanosky. But I think what you're what everyone was saying, was like ifyou're a judge and you're washing, you're watching the fight and you've seen thefirst two rounds and you've already given him to Max and then the third roundit's like kind of close, but if you give it to Max then you'reready. You've already decided to fight. So if it's close, they mightjust have just give it to the other fighter. But they're thinking open,yeah, just to leave it like just so I don't have to make thatright. have in their head they've already made the decision on the fight.Yeah, that makes sense. But to be fair of alkinos heat he diddominate the last last two rounds for sure, especially the last one. He cameon strong. Yeah, and like, although Volcanoski has more strikes and significantstrikes, a lot of them were leg kicks which, although they doa lot of damage compared to like head and body blows, they probably shouldbe taken into account less. Yeah, yeah, very stiff for Max.He also thought he won the first fight, which was a lot less controversial,I think. I think most people agreed that with the judges on thatoccasion. But Not really sure what's next for Max now, because I don'tthink. I don't know, like he's not going to get a trilogy fightafter losing the first two, which I think I starts because, yeah,I definitely think he deserve that fight and it's just weird to not see it, to see Max all the way fighting and not be for a title.I think every fight he's for in the last like three years has been fora title. Yeah, which, yeah, like, although as Australians we probablyshould be happy that Volkanovski one. That was kind of golf for Max. I just Max is just like the most liable like he's like like amost likable gun in the US. I say, yeah, everybody roots forhim and then, like Vulcanofsky, I think it's like he's short, showedstep, just turns off kind yeah, legit. He just looks like bita grow but he played rugby leagues, so I should probably should respect him. Yeah, so interesting to see what's next for both these fighters. Now, as we said, I don't really see why there be a trilogy fight, given the Volcanofsky one the first two. Yeah, but then the problem isthere's no real yeah, below them. There's not really too many other bignames. There's like Sa beat, but he's not really fought too manybig, big fighters. He He. He has like a really good I'vewatched some of his fights and he looks like dangerous. But yeah, hehas a fight, I think, two weeks after the DC MEO church cardagainst like yeah, Rodriguez or something, who's all right frank. So ifhe wins that, you think he'll get a shot at Volkanovski? Yeah,but the problem is that's a very mythical fight. Like yeah, I don'tsee anyone. They're talking about, like Sujudo's talking about coming back to fightto fight Volcanovsky, and I low key,...

...even though Volcanoski saying he doesn't wantthe fight. Like there's more interest in that than any of the othercontenders. Often if they do a whole away again, yeah, like ifit's Vulcanovsky versus Abbit, like I don't even know if they can. LikeI don't think that can headline a paper of you no way, not know. Any might head like genuinely might be limited to a fight night headline,which I'm pretty sure the Flywhite, I think the flyweight titles up for grabs. It a fight night, like can't tell me where you're even. Yeah, I don't know who they are. So yeah, that's realistically, it'sprobably not ideal for the USC that Hollway lost this because they probably the knowthe preferred whole way to win, and then that sets up a trilogy.But I guess it's the Be Beats Rodriguez. He deserves a final shot, evenif it's not going to be that popular. Yeah, in terms ofMax, not really sure what to now for him because, any anyone else, he's going to find this division. It's going to be a pretty mythicalfight and you'd like to think he will just dispose of them pretty quickly.So I don't really know, like the history of Max anything, but maybea divisional change or something. Yeah, I think he'll be on the cards. He's fought are I'm pretty sure he's for yeah, he's for a lightweight. Before he fought for the interim lightweight against Dustin pourrier and lost in afive rounder. It went the distance. was like one of the best faysof that year, but he lost in then pro ended up fighting. Couldbe. So you never know. Maybe back to light way. But lightweights one of the most stacked divisions right now. It's probably more there's probablymore money on offer from there. Yeah, depends kind of title versus money.I think he's already is. He's already cemented himself as like the bestfeather weight of all time. Yeah. Yeah, because like along with outit, it could go take fights like even like Dan Hooker or like TonyFerguson, like that would be good, even though they're not high ranked that. He's got to make more money than that than Um. Yeah, fightingsome of the people. Yeah, it's just like you don't want you don'twant to lose three in a row if your Max. Yeah, so Ithink he might still go for any easy taken, easy ones, easy fight. Way just built himself back up, because I think that would have crushedhim, like to go through all of that and then be certain that youwon and then the decision I got away, like I don't think you'll fight fora while. Yeah. So in terms of who Max could fight,there's like Brian or tiger and like young song jewel or something, I don'tknow. The Koreans on the death Korean yeah, Saddy's say. Yeah,the curacy, I think. Yeah, they were meant to fight those two. Or take ember, but or take a pulled out with like a hamstringinjury or something. So they have beef apparently. You know if that arereally? Yeah, because that Fi will probably be rescheduled some point and thenmaybe Max fights the winner. Yeah, that would that would make sense.And then also in this division, Calvin Qutar, obvious, Dandy Gay onThursday. That's the no that's had soon enough. That's the main event onThursday, so that the winner of that, although that neither of them at thathigh rank, they're both coming off wins. So the winner of thatcould shoot up into Max hole away contention. Who knows? I think Calvin Castle, he looks they're both look good, but I think there's a lot ofhyper around Calvin Castle because, like the last fight, he knocked whowas it? What's his name? Jeremy St Jeremy Stevens. Yeah, theguy got trilled by me, the guy. Yeah, just I think he fivepounds over. Yeah, he was five pounds over and still got likeflat line. So, yeah, so, yeah, that that's pretty much itfor that one. And then that...

...brought us into the main event,much hyped Kamarasman versus whole Hay males of Adal. Obviously, the hope kindof intensified after Gilbert Burns tested positive to covid button. Yeah, which isa bit sad, but you know, he'll get back, I think you'll. Burns will probably get the next shot after the marrowsman anyway. And Yeah, what do you think of this fight? I think if everyone has been completelyrealistic and just looking at it like tactically going in, I think,mm, like nine ninety, nine times out of a hundred this was goingto happen. Like everyone was banking on Masmadale pulling out like a one ofhis fucking fluke hand of God like knockouts. But's gonna happen. Yeah, likeUsman is just way too smart, way to way to technical and he'sjust like so much more bill like athletically, and I think he was just betterin like almost every department. And the fact that he just took itstraight to the wrestling like it gave from Asmadala zero chance. Yeah, soI think you. But it was like, I know it's stupid to say thisbecause from Osman Wasman's point of view, like why wouldn't you just fight aboring five if it's going to get you your title back? But yeah, it was very boring, like pretty much from around three on, itwas just like in the clinch against the fence. Yeah, and I think, like a lot of people were saying, like this was Usman's chance to becomelike a star of the USC when this is like the most people thatwould at would ever have been watching his fight by like an absolute mile.And he's just like just fucking sat on him for four rounds, like hehad a chance to be like goes out and like finishes him, like knockshim out. He instantly becomes like a style like everyone will know his ever, remember his name. They'll tune in next time he fights. Next timehe fights, everyone remember. I remember the last time. He's got fortyset on mass with DALL's face for four rounds. Like I think he regretnot trying to put him away, for sure. Like I think he's donemore damage to his reputation than what he thinks. Like. Yeah, Ithink the UFC would be kind of annoyed by it as well, because thiswas like the wealth way. It's pretty good division, especially up top.But yeah, Umpion, he's a myth pretty much. Yeah, honestly,I'm way right. Have Coby Comington knows that, honestly, called having someone I ever fight, any man who is funny as and when far atthe moment he's the title holders the unfortunately for the UFC, they're not likethe greatest characters, like a lot of the greatest characters, except style,just outside the title picture, like you've got out of Sunyard, John Jonesand could be. And then the rest, even like Steve A, they're allpretty mythical. Yeah, like steep a, never fights, and thenlike Usman and Valkonovsky, their myths. And just imagine, in Ghanu Jonesstyle, bender coming to here all the lads, man, could they yeah, yeah, exactly, all the way back to probably not ideal for theUSC, but I well, they can cop and, to be fair,car really hate on Kumaru is just was doing from he's he's just all businessman. He doesn't give us where you coping. The we cop on thefeet, the toe stamps, those fucking weirdmit like I'm pretty sure he goesonly to like he breaks his toe there. Yeah, I'm thinking he was onlydoing that so he didn't get told off about doing nothing. Like Idon't actually think he was really trying to yeah, I use a fucking skillyI don't think there's trying to kill him his toes. Yeah, everyone wasabusinging for it, but fair play for...

...it. Allowed him to say,I really don't think you care, Moll Yeah. Right. So I haveto say it was pretty disappointing. Like I'm not going to come out andsay it's Kumara's volt, but like, just in terms of the fight overalls, pretty dull. I think he just on the comes to trick, forsure. Yeah, it's probably the worst on the card and yeah, I'mmuch would have preferred to see burns versus Usman, but yeah, I'm surewe'll get to see that in the near future. Yeah, I think Burnsand stuff, Burns will be way close to fire. I think it's stillset. Is Much more closely. His stylistically just matches up way better becauseon the ground he's got way more of it. I can attack him skillset and mass, but I'm mass. What I was just trying to getup. Get up, get up, and if us do that, yeah, youse can tie yourself out. Yeah, that happened. Yeah, so Idefinitely think that's pretty much locked in. It was some in versus burns.Yeah, and for mass be dull, I think I want to see himfight Covington. Yeah, and then the winner fights the winner of itwas burns. Well, if it was, be wins. If he loses,probably a rematch. But yeah, it's pretty stiff. Only on Edwards. Yeah, and even tire on would lee, but tire and yeah,I just think that aren't Max st that's just stiff him to just see spatout that fast. But I don't really know what that maybe he can fight. It woulds, I don't know, but he will probably get killed there. Yeah, I think Edwards deserves the title shot as well, but likeit just makes more sense for males, fittals to fight Covington because they bothprobably think they deserve another title shot because mass fatal and the came in onoff a sixteen notice. And then Covington. There was a lot of controversy inthat fight and he was claiming that like the only reason the ref wasthe RAF, the ref was allowing the fight to stop for like low blows, was because he is like antitrump and stuff like this. He was claiminga lot of things, but I was best there were some controversial moments inthere, to be fair to him. Yeah, so I think that fightmakes the most sense and that would be an awesome fight. Like the leadup to that fight there would be so much beef and I think that wouldbe much closer fight because I don't think Covington's not going to just grabbing bythe crunch and taking down. I think you actually try and stand there andmy strike with him, which I think will be unreal spectacle. Yeah,like maybe they could go Covington versus Edwards and then muzzle it. All fightswould lead to kind of spring board and back into stardom after that pretty lackluster performance. But I think it's pretty that's pretty stiff on must fatal.Yeah, I think that's what I was wait, he's just too big ofus. I don't think this did anything to his reputation. Honestly. Yeah, exactly. So I think the wind as yea, as DC was sayingon the DC in Hawani, shows a win win for him. Like ifyou louses, he just say sixteen. Notice. If you wins, hejust says I'm a beast, basically. Yeah. So, yeah, unlesshe goes down a division takes on Connor, I think he's too I reckon kindwould have to come to where away, for sure. Yeah, I don'tthink. I don't even really want to see that. Just stick stickto divisions, lads, show show some respect to the system. So yeah, that's pretty much it for us. See Two hundred and fifty one.There's a lot of fights coming up in the near future. We've got DCand steep a, the trilogy fight for the heavyweight title coming up and Ithink the second week of August and the flyway title is like General. It'slike some myth midweek show, but that's coming up, I think, intwo weeks. So yeah, pretty exciting times in the UFC as well.The thing is covid is not even easing...

...there, but based on the amountof events. It seems like it is. So, yeah, fair now,fair play to the FC. Yeah, it's pretty tact because one over alot of people because, like I've become a fan as it was theonly spot to watch, and I'm sure a lot of people have been inthe same boat as me. Yeah, so that's IT FOR MMA now.I just I thought we were just have a little bit of a chat aboutthe soccer. I'll be honest. Since it was one, I haven't beenpaying attention to it too much. I can't just watch the highlights every nowand then and the scores, but I don't haven't really been watching many matcheslive. I know not last night in terms of the Premier League, theNorth London Derby was on. I watched the first half. Did you seethe hearts of this one? Yeah, I did. I thought Arsenal's defense. It was the goals that I considerable both. Yeah, the first onelacks gold, though, lass like all goal it was and sounds finish wasalso. Yeah, and I don't I haven't looked at twitter anything, butI'm sure David Louise is probably copying a lot. For that Cup there wasa hundred percent collars and that's nice pass was. He missed him by fivemeters and the past was only ten meters. Like I don't think you could havedone it any worse if you tried. Yeah, could finish by son.It was a great game to watch. Actually, I was watching on mylaptop because I was watching the cricket. Yeah, probably shouldn't be wearing thisJersey right now, given the fact that they just lost to the Westindies, but yes, I was watching this and yeah, it was actuallyreally exciting to watch both teams. Is Defensive kind of been woefull this season. Yeah, and that was evident. Really it was just enter end,so much space in the midfield. It was really exciting to watch. Butthen the relegation. Five mate is the top of the the European title,like the European spots there, there, and like that's a big fight upthere. But the relegation playoff, that is spicy. Aston Villa finally wontheir first game in like eleven matches last night and you were thinking that's hugewhen they've Leete frog ball with their only for points outside safety, away fromsafety. And then Bournemouth just goes bang last of full one, which I'mhappy about because I want Bournemouth to stay our yeah, big fan of Bournemouth. Like the way they go about it, like the way they then managed.I like the players. So they're still one win outside of the safetyand villa plays West Ham the last round, so someone's going to have to droppoints there. But yeah, it's just going to get it's just gettingheated there. Yeah, even though Liverpool's already won the title and they've clinchedit with a big gaped back to second. Everywhere else it's pretty exciting. Tottenhamleap frogged arsenal now and all of a sudden they're why? Actually,don't think they're physically can, but they might make the Europa League. Idon't they can make the Champions League. So it's pretty spicy. Man CitiesBand just got overturned or whatever. They're allowed to play the Champions League nextyears, which is which is bad for men united and wolves, which whowill probably hoping to capitalize on their band by coming fifth and sneaking into theChampions League. I think it's going to be lesser who's who caught the bruntof that after their performance on the weekend. I think they're going to sleep ina fifth united they've been. They've been one of the worst teams posthonestly they've been. That been horrendous, and united between two of the best. Yeah, which is not good for them. And, however, thesoccer story in the moment that I'm probably most excited about leads on top ofthe championship by three points. They've got a six point lead over third withonly three matches to go. So if they win in this coming week,they're pretty much all but sealed it. Yeah, I think, which wasamazing to see such a big club coming...

...back up to the premier league.Really excited. I hope I get it done now. They look good aswell. I think they can secure it on there's a chance that they secureit on Thursday. I think I'm run. Yeah, they're playing Barnsley, who'sbottom of the league. Yeah, on Friday. Well, Thursday overthere. So they should be dispatching of them pretty comfortably and they will seeleads brought back up unless Brentford win, which but if Brentford win, thenthey have to somehow win both their games and leads have to lose both.But yeah, so leads are looking like they're going to be promoted, whichis amazing to see. I was lucky enough to see. I was luckyenough to see Liverpool in the year they won and likely to see leads inthe year they came back to the premier league. So might a touch.And then elsewhere in the Saria, I think you've a UVEA drew with someonethe other day, but last year and into just keep slipping up. Oh, that's right, they drew with Thatt lanter the all. Yes, soI don't know, without exciting. Yeah, it's fine. I will be thatexciting that race, but unless you've enters, keep slipping up. Andthen in Spain, Real Madrid have overtaken bars and they've got a game inhand and have a one point lead. So they could go four points clearif they get that done and there's only two matches left. So looks likebaster of choked there, which is pretty average footy, I think. Yeah, that's it for just a quick soccer whip around. What would you haveto say? Yeah, I think real injured. I've been watching like alltheir games have been like limping through the Games, like one neill be threeRamos penalties have been getting them through, but bys have also been like prettypretty average. To be there watching bosses, like watching Liverpool like two thousand andsixteen. It's like just frustrating. They they just play this like niceas footy, try and slice through teens. Don't quite have it yet, likethey just can't penetrate all these two pretty handy Spanish defenses and it kindof just ends up coming down to messy if you can do something special,which is like what it used to be with Continua. Yeah. So,yeah, seeing comparisons there and I can only see bars are getting worse likenext season. I don't see how they get better, like all their players, their main the heart of their team, or old. Yeah, there's onlyleave in the US. They've got frankie and like and said fast like, but but they're not even the level that. Yeah, yeah, thatexactly. They can't freeze me wire as messy pusskets, racquetage K fucking llget an old. So good lucks, masters. Yeah, they surely gottamake a move for like potch or, yeah, spicy. They'RE gonna haveto change something up, because at this rate there's no way they're improving enoughto catch mar dread, whose team is, like, I think, more exciting. Yeah, like they they play better footy, but Madrid just hasmore style power. It's getting them over the line. It will be itin tight ones. So that's pretty much all all I've got to say.Really well, were you going to say? I think is the Dan's got themjust working better than what's the name, the bus manager? It's such anotherBirda or yeah, set, yeah, about Birda. Yeah, yeah,we'll see what happens, but can't see him lasting. Yeah, sothat's all I've got for us. I hope you've enjoyed listening watching. There'sgoing to be lots of more episodes to come. Also on Youtube I'm goingto start putting up some clips up of the podcast, so like just alittle five minute, ten minute clips, so if you're not interested in watchingthe whole thing, you can relive shorter...

...stories, your favorite moments. SoYeah, look, look forward to that. Look out for that. And Yeah, that's pretty much it got it. Quite a few episodes planned, gotsome new guests lined up and some me interesting ideas to come. Soyou're going to sneak if you're listening stage unity and you of those for therethe diehard still watching. But and you check your pretty musy well, Idon't know the order a hundred percent, but I know we've got an episodecoming up at some point where we're going to discuss who's the greatest athlete ofthe two thousand and ten decade. There's also one way we're going to discusssporting events we wish we were alive for. And then I know we have anend of NRL review coming up with lock and then, I think peanutsor Alexander Van Weell was going to make his debut on the show. Atsome point we're going to have a chat about the fone and the NBA.So quite a few real, very diverse range of topics to come. Butyeah, if you're still listening, thanks for sticking it out. Bit ofa shorter one today. Yeah, just felt like I had to address theUSC given how hyped I was about and how much mean rhet we're into it. So yeah, but yeah, thanks for joining me. Redoffs nor geta hacker and yeah, actually need it's crossed. Yeah, thanks wild thankssilly.

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