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Manchester City Win the Derby, Milan Top of Serie A, and More

Musa and Ryan also discuss the Conti Cup final, where Manchester City came from behind to defeat Chelsea

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The Cups Did Good, Chelsea for Sale, and Dynamic Duos

Plus, Musa and Ryan answer questions about which famous goal they would have wanted to have scored, whether the FA Cup is getting better, and teams to watch in Germany

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Penalties, Plus Flowers for Marcelo Bielsa and Christian Eriksen

Plus, the vibes around Manchester United and Arsenal as both sides push for a top-four finish

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The Paradox of Football’s Importance

Musa and Ryan discuss the response from fans, clubs, and associations to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, before looking at football’s role in normalizing regimes and how the events of the past week may affect future decisions

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Ryan and Musa From ‘Stadio’ on Shortened Seasons, Relegation, and Elam Endings

Chris is joined by Ryan and Musa to discuss what elements of international football could and should be indoctrinated within professional basketball

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Wow, Félix! Whoa, Elanga! Wait, Is That Joël Matip?

Musa and Ryan chat about this week’s Champions League ties, focusing on Atlético Madrid and Manchester United’s draw at the Wanda, before touching on Benfica and Ajax’s draw in Lisbon, Chelsea’s win over Lille, and more

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How to Strengthen Cross-Border Ties Between U.S. and Mexican Pro Soccer

Last fall, Liga MX and MLS announced a revamped version of the Leagues Cup that includes a month-long competition involving all 47 teams in the two leagues. It’s a step forward in the collaboration across North American soccer.

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Flowers for Harry Kane and Hannah Hampton, Striking Performances, and the Arnold Clark Cup

Plus, breaking down Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s hat trick, and Romelu Lukaku’s struggles

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Now, There’s an Antonio Conte Spurs Side!

Musa and Ryan discuss Spurs’ win over Manchester City, in which Antonio Conte’s side were hugely impressive, before talking about the rest of the Premier League games and taking a trip around other European leagues

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Kylian Mbappé Lights Up the Champions League’s Return

There’s also a quick chat about Atleti’s defeat to Levante and Manchester United’s win over Brighton

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Flowers for Kieran Trippier and the Race for the Premier League Top Four

Plus, a look ahead to England’s first game of the Arnold Clark Cup against Canada

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Plenty of Cards, but Not a Lotta Love

Musa and Ryan discuss the Catalan Derby, Napoli and Inter sharing the points in Serie A, Bochum putting four past Bayern, and Chelsea and Arsenal’s draw in the WSL

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What Kind of Club Would Everton Like to Be?

The "People’s Club" of Liverpool has been trapped in a cycle of mediocrity despite a decorated history and a lot of money spent. How did we get here, and what can the hiring of Frank Lampard change going forward?

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Southampton Stun Spurs, Glorious Chaos at Villa Park, and More

Plus, Musa and Ryan answer some questions on the best teams to watch this season, the chances for African qualifiers in this year’s World Cup, and which game would win this year’s Stadio Best Picture, so far

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Leah Williamson on Defending, Arsenal, England, and More

Leah and Ian discuss their experiences of adapting to new methods, underrated opponents, and the feeling inside the Arsenal camp as the Barclays WSL title race heats up

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This One Goes Out to Senegal

Musa and Ryan discuss Senegal’s first-ever AFCON victory before summing up last week’s results from across Europe

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Game Theory, Senegal Through, and Transfer-Deadline Thoughts

Musa and Ryan begin with a wonderful email from a Harvard PhD student, who analyzed the mandatory Panenka theory from last week’s episode, before discussing Newcastle’s and Spurs’ transfer window business, Christian Eriksen’s move to Brentford, and more

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What Happened to Eden Hazard?

Many factors, like injuries and the emergence of younger stars, have prevented Hazard from fulfilling expectations at Real Madrid. But consider the cost of his fearless style of play, and the toll it’s taken throughout his career.

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What Does Aubameyang’s Departure Mean for Arsenal?

Ian and Ryan discuss what the move means for the rest of the season, and Arsenal’s striking options going forward

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Oh, Canada, AFCON, and Frank Lampard Is the New Everton Manager

Musa and Ryan discuss Canada being clear at the top of their World Cup qualifying group, the AFCON semifinalists, and Frank Lampard being appointed Everton’s manager

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Newcastle Are Moving Fast and Breaking Things in a Bid to Stay Alive

This January’s most fascinating transfer window isn’t that of a title contender or top four challenger, but a prime relegation candidate

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Panenkas, Perfect Shirt Sponsors, and Player Attributes

Plus, Musa and Ryan talk about the proposed French law to ban hijab in sports

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A New Wave of American Buyers Has Set Its Sights on European Soccer

For wealthy investors priced out of the North American professional sports market, the Old Continent represents a ripe opportunity—or so they think

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AFCON, Winter Breaks, Watford, and More

Jeanette Kwakye and Mayowa Quadri join to discuss Cameroon-Comoros and the exits for Ghana and Nigeria

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Is Atléti’s Suffering Really Necessary?

Plus, Musa and Ryan chat about the rest of La Liga’s top four before discussing odd occurrences in the Premier League last week and more

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The Aston Villa Revolution Will Be Televised

Fresh off a pair of coups in Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Digne, with legend Steven Gerrard at the helm, Aston Villa has no plans to settle for mediocrity in the Premier League

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Which Players Should Move in This Window and Where Should They Go?

Plus, Musa and Ryan round up as much of the week’s footballing chaos as possible, including Spurs’ dramatic late win, drama in the German Cup, and trouble for Atléti

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Flowers for Edouard Mendy, AFCON, Postponements, and Free Kicks

Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Carl Anka join to discuss what they’ve been watching recently

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Héctor Bellerín on El Gran Derbi and Life at Betis

Héctor also discusses lockdown in London, family, and what led to his move back to Spain on loan

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We Need to Talk About Everton

Musa and Ryan react to Rafa Benitez’s departure from Everton before rounding up last week’s games from across Europe

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Finishing Games Early, January Signings, Super Cups, and More

Plus, Musa and Ryan discuss which Winter Olympics events they’ll be watching and whether the ‘Stadio’ footballing opinions are always as harmonious as they seem

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Family, the Magic of the Cup, and AFCON

Plus, there are flowers for someone very special to the ‘House’