State Of Play

State Of Play

By Dux Media

On the State of Play, we're bringing you (mostly) awesome insight into the world of football. Hosted by avid Milan Fan & Football content guy Matt Santangelo, Football Content Award winner Pet Berisha, and Soccer Showdown Host Martino Puccio, the show analyses the top 5 leagues in european football, with a sprinkle of MLS related content in there as well! The show also brings you a player profile in every episode, making sure you find those unearthed gems before anyone else! This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP

Episodes

SOP EP 110: Elijah Newsome on Newcastle's Sale

Martino Puccio is joined by Elijah Newsome:  Newcastle Season so far PIF Sale Thoughts on the sale Who should they hire next?  Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio), Elijah (@Elijah_Newsome)   20% off plus free shipping for Manscaped with the promo code: 90MIN20 Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SO   Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/10/21·46m 29s

SOP EP 109: John Solano of AS Roma Press

Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo are joined by John Solano:  Mourinho's shock move to Roma Tammy Abraham Outlook for Roma  Bryan Reynolds Situation   Lorenzo Pellegrini  Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio), John (@Solano_56)   20% off plus free shipping for Manscaped with the promo code: 90MIN20 Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SO   Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/10/21·1h 23m

SOP EP 108: City vs. Chelsea, Arsenal Thrash Spurs, Osimhen and Napoli, UCL Round 2 Preview

Pet Berisha and Matt Santangelo:   City vs. Chelsea North London Derby Napoli   Real Madrid   Champions League Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio),    20% off plus free shipping for Manscaped with the promo code: 90MIN20 Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SO   Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/09/21·49m 13s

SOP 107: Juventus Struggling, James Leaves Everton and Ole Out?

Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo:     Juventus on the downswing and Inter move close to Onana    James Rodriguez leaves Europe  Ole and Man United are Struggling  Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio),    20% off plus free shipping for Manscaped with the promo code: 90MIN20 Vote for State of Play by Tweeting: I am voting for @StateOfPlayPod in @The_FCAs for #BestInternationalPodcast Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SO   Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/09/21·43m 51s

SOP EP 106: Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic Return!

Martino Puccio and Pet Berisha:    Champions League Group Stage Discussion  Cristiano Ronaldo's Brace vs. Newcastle  AC Milan and Ibrahimovic Dominate Lazio  Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio), Joe ( @JPUccello   20% off plus free shipping for Manscaped with the promo code: 90MIN20 Vote for State of Play by Tweeting: I am voting for @StateOfPlayPod in @The_FCAs for #BestInternationalPodcast Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SO   Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/09/21·56m 55s

SOP EP 105: Joe Uccello From Low Limit Futbol on Serie A, Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus!

Matt Santangelo, Martino Puccio and Joe Uccello discuss the topics below:  Serie A Preview Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus  Juventus Outlook  Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio), Joe ( @JPUccello   20% off plus free shipping for Manscaped with the promo code: 90MIN20 Vote for State of Play by Tweeting: I am voting for @StateOfPlayPod in @The_FCAs for #BestInternationalPodcast Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SO   Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/09/21·59m 35s

SOP EP 104: Inter Dominate, Drama in France and Chelsea Off to a Hot Start!

Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio discuss the topics below:   Serie A on Inter, Roma and Juventus  Drama in France  Chelsea and Manchester United  Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio),     20% off plus free shipping for Manscaped with the promo code: 90MIN20 Vote for State of Play by Tweeting: I am voting for @StateOfPlayPod in @The_FCAs for #BestInternationalPodcast Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SO   Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/08/21·40m 29s

SOP EP 103: Roberto Rojas of Bein Sports La Liga Preview for the 2021/22 Season!

Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are joined by Roberto Rojas of Low Limit Futbol and Bein Sports to discuss the topics below:   Messi to PSG  Who are the title favorites?  Salary Cap Madness  Players to look out for!     Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio), Roberto (@RobertoRojas97)    20% off plus free shipping for Manscaped with the promo code: 90MIN20 Vote for State of Play by Tweeting: I am voting for @StateOfPlayPod in @The_FCAs for #BestInternationalPodcast Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SO   Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/08/21·50m 19s

SOP EP 102: Messi to PSG, Treble or Bust? Plus, Harry Kane to City?

Pet Berisha, and Martino Puccio are joined by Tom Scholes of Talk Sport to  discuss all of the follow transfer topics below and the impact it will have for their clubs!   Messi to PSG  Expectations for the Champions League  Mbappe's Future at PSG  Harry Kane to Man City?   Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio), Tom (@_TomScholes)    20% off plus free shipping for Manscaped with the promo code: 90MIN20 Vote for State of Play by Tweeting: I am voting for @StateOfPlayPod in @The_FCAs for #BestInternationalPodcast Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SO   Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/08/21·51m 11s

SOP EP 101: Harry Kane Absent, Lukaku to Chelsea? Plus, Romero to Spurs

Pet Berisha, and Martino Puccio discuss all of the follow transfer topics below and the impact it will have for their clubs!   Harry Kane Not at Training   Romero to Spurs  Lukaku to Chelsea?  Kaio Jorge to Juventus  Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio)      20% off plus free shipping for Manscaped with the promo code: 90MIN20 Vote for State of Play by Tweeting: I am voting for @StateOfPlayPod in @The_FCAs for #BestInternationalPodcast Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SO   Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/08/21·40m 26s

SOP EP. 100: Adrian From Rabona TV, Varane, Demiral and More!

Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are joined by Adrian from RTV Breakdown the following topics for the 100th episode of the State of Play Podcast:  Adrian and his Youtube Channel  Varane to Manchester United  Demiral to Dortmund?  Nuno Mendes to Man City?  Meite and Vlachodimos Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio), Adrian (@Rabona_TV)  Adrians Youtube Channel: https://t.co/BzO3X0omVC?amp=1    Vote for State of Play by Tweeting: I am voting for @StateOfPlayPod in @The_FCAs for #BestInternationalPodcast Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SO   Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/21·50m 59s

SOP EP 99: Transfer Talk, Ben White, Varane, Locatelli and More!

Pet Berisha and Martino Puccio Breakdown the following topics for the 99th episode of the State of Play Podcast:  Ben White and Arsenal  Manuel Locatelli  Spurs   Ligue 1 News Atletico Madrid and La Liga  Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio) Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/07/21·45m 33s

SOP EP 98: Italy Win Euro 2020, Argentina Win Copa America and PSG Sign Hakimi and Ramos!

Pet Berisha and Martino Puccio Breakdown the following topics for the 98th episode of the State of Play Podcast: Euro 2020 Final English Perspective and the Italian Perspective  Copa America Final Messi Finally Wins a Trophy PSG Sign Hakimi and Sergio Ramos  Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio) Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/07/21·49m 20s

Episode 97: England Defeat Germany, Belgium Defeat Portugal and France Eliminated! Euro 2020 Update

Pet Berisha Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo Discuss Euro 2020: England Advances Round of 16 Review  Quarter-Final Preview Who wins the matchups?   Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio), Sam (@SamsArmy)  Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/07/21·56m 33s

Episode 96: Barstool Sam From Sams Army Podcast on Spurs, USMNT, Betting and More!

Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo are joined by Barstool Sam to discuss the topics below: Daniel Levy and the Spurs coaching situation heading into the summer Harry Kane Contract situation  Betting on Football  USMNT Nations League and Future Outlook Euro 2020 Standout Performers  Will Messi Finally Win Copa America? Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio), Sam (@SamsArmy)  Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/06/21·56m 45s

Episode 95: Euro 2020 Starts, Eriksen, Donnarumma to PSG and More!

Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo are here to discuss the Euro 2020 matches through Monday. They go through each match so far and give their takes on what they've seen. Christian Eriksen is thankfully ok after a scary episode in Saturday's match vs. Finland. Then the guys break down the news of Donnarumma and Buffon as they both leave Serie A and then the news of Jadon Sancho to Borussia Dortmund! Lastly, Gianluca Busio's future with a national team remains in the balance as he has yet to debut for USMNT with Italy looming in the background, what will ultimately come of this?  Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio)  Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/06/21·1h 1m

Episode 94: Euro 2021 Preview!

Pet Berisha and Matt Santangelo are ready for the long-awaited 2021 Euros! In this episode, the guys go through all six groups of the competition. They break down each countries strengths and weaknesses!  Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio)  Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/06/21·1h 17m

Episode 93: Content Creator Uncle Sharma Discusses Inter, Antonio Conte, the Azzurri and Serie A

Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are joined by Content Creator Uncle Sharma as he discusses all things Inter Milan from their title-winning season. How they will fair under new manager Simone Inzaghi after Antonio Conte has left the club. Will Antonio Conte be appointed to Spurs and if he does how will that work out? Plus, a look inside the Azzurri's roster headed into Euro 2021!  All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter (@PetBerisha), Matt  (@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio) also, Sharma (@RSharmzz)  Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/06/21·55m 33s

Episode 92: Sam Tighe of Ranks FC: Top 4 PL Finish, AC Milan Back to the Champions League and the Harry Kane Saga

Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo, and Martino Puccio are joined by Sam Tighe of Ranks FC podcast to discuss the final week of domestic league play. First, in the Premier League, Chelsea and Liverpool finish in a Champions League spot. Then they head over to Ligue 1 where Lille has won the title over PSG. As for Italy AC Milan are finally back in the Champions League after seven seasons and the outlook of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus. Lastly the Harry Kane saga as to whether or not he will be leaving Spurs this coming summer!  All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on Twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino (@MartinoPuccio) also, Sam (@stighefootball).  Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/05/21·1h 1m

Episode 91: Atletico Near the Finish Line, Dramatic Top 4 Races in Serie A and Premier League and is England's Defense Overrated?

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back for a La Liga title discussion as it comes down to Atletico and Real Madrid for the final match. As for Real Madrid is Zidane headed out to go to Juventus and does Max Allegri come in to replace him? Englands Top 4 finish just got even more dramatic after Alisson scored a later winner for Liverpool as the race is down to them Chelsea and Leicester City. Over in Italy the Top 4 is now down to Milan, Juventus and Napoli as there is one more match left. Plus, the very first organized debate about Englands defense between Pet and Matt! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/05/21·1h 4m

Episode 90: Atletico & Lille Inch closer to Titles, Juventus to Europa League? Plus, Cavani Staying at Manchester United!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo, and Martino Puccio are back for episode 90 of the State of Play Podcast, this week they discuss Lille and Atletico Madrid moving closer to league titles. They do a deep dive into the issues at Juventus and what it will take to turn the club around. Inter could be facing financial difficulties after more news arriving from Sky Sport and lastly they address Edinson Cavani staying at Manchester United for another season! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/05/21·1h 4m

Episode 89: Jose Mourinho Hired at Roma,

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha and Matt Santangelo are back for episode 89 for the State of Play podcast. Roma makes a shocking announcement that Jose Mourinho will be their manager heading into the 2021/22 season and whether or not this will be a success. As far as La Liga and Ligue 1 go, the title races are winding down to a photo-finish as Real Madrid, Atletico and Barcelona all have a shot to win the title. As for Ligue 1 can Lille fend off PSG and others as they look for their first titles in years! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/05/21·33m 15s

Episode 88: Hansi Flick Out and Nagelsmann In for Bayern, Kylian Mbappe for Ballon D'or? Plus, La Liga & Ligue 1 Title Races!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha and Matt Santangelo are back for episode 88 of the State of Play Podcast as they discuss the coaching carousel in Bundesliga as Hansi Flick is set to leave Bayern and Julian Nagelsmann is set to take his job. Kylian Mbappe keeps putting in top performances and does that push him even closer to a Ballon D'or? La Liga and Ligue 1 have title races that will go down to the final matchday in their leagues, who will come out on top? Finally they discuss the possibility of Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma leaving on a free this summer! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/04/21·47m 40s

Episode 87: European Super League Launched, What Does it Mean for Football?

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo, Martino Puccio Harry Brooks and Mo Ali are here for a roundtable discussion on the European Super League and the long term impact on the sport of football. Not only that they discuss the sacking of Jose Mourinho from Spurs! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Mo Ali (https://twitter.com/mohammedali_93), Harry Brooks (https://twitter.com/HB_HeadCoach) Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/04/21·1h 19m

Episode 86: 2021 MLS Preview with Tom Bogert: Chicharito, Higuain & Josef Martinez Expectations, Title Predictions and Top Talents!

Discussed on today's show: Martino Puccio is joined by Tom Bogert of MLSSoccer.com to discuss the outlook for the 2021 MLS season! Here he breaks down the expectations for the leagues biggest names and Phil Nevilles debut with Inter Miami. He then gives us a brand new list of players that he has his eyes on that can potentially take the next leap. Lastly, it's prediction type, Tom tells us who he thinks will eventually be hoisting the trophy at the end of the season! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Tom (https://twitter.com/tombogert) Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/04/21·59m 18s

Episode 85: PSG Score Three on Bayern, Jesse Lingard for Ballon D'or? and Atletico Madrid are Free Falling

Discussed on today's show: Martino Puccio and Pet Berisha are back for this weeks episode of the State of Play Podcast, this week they discuss the first leg of Champions League Quarter Final and what to expect in the second legs. As for West Ham and the Premier League Jesse Lingard has been on fire for the club as they are in place to make it into Europes prestigious competition. As for La Liga Atletico Madrid are in a free fall as they risk losing the title as Real Madrid are just one point behind them. That leads to the question of Zidanes future and how could potentially fit into Juventus. All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/04/21·57m 8s

Episode 84: Champions League Quarter-Final Preview!

Discussed on today's show: Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo are back for a Champions League Quarter-Final preview! They go through every single matchup as they try to figure out what team they think will end up advancing to the next round! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/04/21·38m 26s

Episode 83: Champions League Quarter-Final Draw, Neymar Contract Extension, La Liga and Ligue 1 Title Races!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha and Martino Puccio are ready to lead you into the International Break for March 2021! First they discuss the draws in the Champions League and who they think will advance to the next round with all the possible matchups. Neymar is expected to extend his contract with PSG through 2026 and the impact it has for the club. Lastly they get into the title races in Ligue 1 and La Liga! Can Lille make a push to win a title or will Atletico Madrid crumble to Barcelona or Real Madrid? All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/03/21·51m 44s

Episode 82: Yunus Musah Chooses USA, Cristiano Ronaldo's Future at Juventus, Ballon D'or Favorite for 2021 And Champions League Round of 16!

Discussed on today's show: Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo are back for another episode of the State of Play Podcast! Youngster Yunus Musah has chosen Team USA to partake in his international career as the guys discuss the significance of his decision. They then dive into the Cristiano Ronaldo situation with Juventus and where his future lies with the club and beyond. They finally wrap up with potential Ballon D'or favorites and who the favorites for the second legs of the Champions League are. All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/03/21·52m 11s

Episode 81: Manchester is Red, Inter Move Closer to a Title, Erling Haaland is a Phenomenon and Joachim Low's Reign at Germany is Ending

Discussed on today's show: Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo are back for another episode of The State of Play Podcast. Manchester United had a massive win over City this weekend as they continue to solidify a top four spot in England. They then move on to discuss the tenure of Joachim Low in Germany as he has announced that Euro 2021 will be his last tournament with the country. They then discuss Inter Milan's continued dominance in Serie A as the Nerrazzuri move closer to their 19th title with a 1-0 win over Atalanta. Erling Haaland has reached 100 career goals already while Matt & Martino discuss his dominance they also transition to Bayern Munichs dominance as well. To wrap up the episode they discuss the upcoming fixtures in Champions League and what teams will be looking to move to the next round. All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/03/21·1h 3m

Episode 80: Cristiano Oliveira of Benfica Podcast: Benfica, State of Portuguese Football and Cristiano Ronaldo

Discussed on today's show: Cristiano Oliveira of The Benfica Podcast joins Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo are here to discuss all things Portuguese football from Benifca and Sporting all the way to some of the top players like Joao Felix, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruben Dias and more! Lastly they get to what the odds are looking like in terms of Portugal's chances of winning this summers Euros! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Cristiano (https://twitter.com/10CO10) Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA This podcast is brought to you in affiliation with Sorare, the global blockchain fantasy game. Sorare is a fantasy game of soccer, where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards. If you use our link and buy 5 new cards from the primary market (both individual cards and bundles), then they get one free rare card! So head over to https://sorare.pxf.io/SOP Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/03/21·55m 28s

Episode 79: Richard Webster: Marco Rose Hiring, State of Arsenal, Spurs and City! Plus, Young Up and Coming Stars in Football!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha and Matt Santangelo are joined by Football Coach Richard Webster on the Marco Rose hire at Borussia Dortmund and how he can develop some of the talent at Dortmund. His thoughts on Mikel Arteta's progress with Arsenal. Spurs and Mourinho are still struggling, how much longer can the North London club continue with the Special One? Richard also gives us some his favorite talented players heading into the next few years! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Richard (https://twitter.com/rw_roundworld) Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/02/21·1h 8m

Episode 78: Inter Milan in 1st Place, Upamecano to Bayern, Rose to Dortmund and MLS!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are here to break down all the top news in World Football! This week they cover Inter Milan's rise to the top of Serie A and how well positioned they are to win the title. They head to Germany to discuss Marco Rose to Borussia Dortmund and Dayot Upamecano's move to Bayern Munich this coming summer. Alexandre Pato is headed to the United States to play for Orlando City FC as he tries to revive his career once more. At the end of the episode Pet, Martino and Matt discuss who they think will move on from each Champions League Round of 16! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/02/21·51m 32s

Episode 77: Roberto Rojas of Bein Sports: Premier League Title Race, Moises Caicedo, VAR and More!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo are joined by Bein Sports Roberto Rojas to discuss all things football! First they jump into the Premier League where City dominated Liverpool over the weekend and how the race for the title is dwindling. Moises Caicedo is one of the most talented youngsters in South America and he joined Brighton this past month so Roberto gives an outlook on how great the signing truly is. The guys then transition on over to VAR and how well it is going in football plus some adjustments they can make. Finally they get to Messi and where he is going to be playing next summer! Erling Haaland possible release clause and where Dortmund's futures lie All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Roberto (https://twitter.com/RobertoRojas97) Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/02/21·53m 41s

Episode 76: January Transfer Market Closes, Messi's Absurd Contract and AVB is Out at Marseille!

Discussed on today's show: Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back for episode 76 of SOP, this episode they tackle all of the big news of the final day of the transfer market as some big clubs made some notable moves. After that they take a nose dive into the Leo Messi contract situation at Barcelona, what it means for Leo and the club moving forward. Then there's more drama but from France this time after the debacle that is happening at Marseille on top of Neymar's reported contract extension through 2025. All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/02/21·54m 58s

Episode 75: Football Coach Harry Brooks: Chelsea Sack Lampard, Tuchel Hired and more!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha and Matt Santangelo are back with Harry Brooks as they discuss the sacking of Frank Lampard from Chelsea and his supposed replacement Thomas Tuchel. Harry discusses how Spurs have done in their first full season with Jose Mourinho. Plus discussions on Fikayo Tomori and Emil Smith Rowe and the potential these players have! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Harry (https://twitter.com/HB_HeadCoach) Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/01/21·1h

Episode 74: Matteo Bonetti of ESPN on Serie A: Juventus Struggling, Chelsea Spiraling and Martin Odegaard's Future

Discussed on today's show: Matteo Bonetti joins this long podcast for Episode 74 with Matt Santangelo discussing Juventus and where they sit at the halfway point of the season. Roma suffered another debacle in Coppa Italia with another embarrassing loss and the direction the Friedkin ownership group. Fiorentina are a talented squad but there seems to be some issues, the guys discuss the future for La Viola. Plus a fun player profile by Matteo! After the interview Martino and Pet join Matt to discuss some of the major games in the Premier League, where Real Madrids market lies with the likes of Martin Odegaard and much more! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Matteo (https://twitter.com/BonettiESPN) Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/01/21·1h 21m

Episode 73: January Transfer Market Talk: Mesut Ozil, Jadon Sancho, Moises Caicedo and Much More!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back for another episode of The State of Play! This week they are discussing all of the developing rumors across the world of football, names like Ozil, Caicedo, Demebele and more are discussed! The guys discuss who would fit best with a certain club and how likely the outcome of success would be for each player! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/01/21·53m 14s

Episode 72: Ligue 1 with Mo Ali: Pochettino to PSG, Saliba, Frank Lampard & Chelsea and Mohamed Simakan Profile!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha and Matt Santangelo are back for episode 72 of the State of Play Podcast with recurring guest Mo Ali! The gents discuss the signing of Mauricio Pochettino at PSG and what kind of impact he will be having at his former club. Frank Lampard and Chelsea are struggling mightily and the guys try to get to the root of the issue for the Blues. Kevin De Bruyne and David Alaba contract updates and what direction they might be headed in! Mo gives us his player profile breakdown of Strasbourg's CB Mohamed Simakan! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Mo (https://twitter.com/mohammedali_93) Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/01/21·52m 8s

Episode 71: Top 10 U-23 Talents to watch in 2021!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back for episode 71 of the State of Play Podcast as they go through their list of two years ago with top talent predictions and see how they are doing as of today. Then Matt and Pet release their new lists of players that have caught their eye in recent times. They explain their choices and why they think they'll be rising stars very, very soon! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/12/20·1h 3m

Episode 70: Zach Lowy of Breaking the Lines: Barcelona's Future, Leo Messi's Situation, Riqui Puig and Breakout La Liga Stars!

Discussed on today's show: Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio welcome in recurring guest Zach Lowy of Breaking the Lines to discuss the mess at FC Barcelona and how Messi's future is looking bleak at the club. He then gets into the top young stars across La Liga and how many great talents there are. Finally he wraps up the episode with profiles on players like Brian Reynolds and how they can potentially fit at a club like Roma. All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here and Zach (https://twitter.com/ZachLowy) Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/12/20·59m 57s

Episode 69: Champions League Draw, Arsenal Free-Falling, Dortmund Sack Favre and Papu Gomez's Future!

Discussed on today's show: Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back after winning the Gold Award for the Best New Content Creator for the FCA's! This week they discuss the highly anticipated CL draw, Arsenal getting too close to the relegation zone. They head to Germany where they discuss what lies ahead for Dortmund after they sacked their manager Lucian Favre and more drama out of Italy as Papu Gomez wants out of Atalanta! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/12/20·59m 4s

Episode 68: Maxi Angelo of Football Elements: Paul Pogba Saga, Liverpool's Success, Milan's Emergence and the Future of Swedish Football!

Discussed on today's show: Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are joined by Maxi Angelo to discuss Mino Raiola's comments on Paul Pogba, Mario Balotelli's future. They then take a deep dive into Liverpool and all the progress they have made since all of their injuries have occurred. After that they draw parallels between Liverpool and AC Milan on how they construct their business throughout the transfer windows and the profiles they look out for. Lastly Sweden is experiencing some exciting times as they have many talents emerging throughout the country! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Maxi (https://twitter.com/MaaxiAngelo) Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/12/20·1h 14m

Episode 67: The Legacy of Diego Maradona, Edinson Cavani and the Fountain of Youth and Juventus's Dependency on Cristiano Ronaldo!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back for Episode 67! The Football world mourns the loss of the legendary Diego Maradona at the age of 60. The guys discuss his legacy, impact and overall football genius across his remarkable career. They then move onto Edinson Cavani and his fantastic impact off the bench for Manchester United over the weekend and what they expect from him throughout the rest of the season. Juventus have become dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo as they continue to drop points in Serie A, how big of an issue is this? Lastly they wrap up with discussions on Borussia Mönchengladbach and answer your questions! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/12/20·1h 1m

Episode 66: Erling Haaland is on Fire, Ibrahimovic is Timeless and Spurs are atop the Premier League!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back after International Break as they try to make sense of how good Erling Haaland truly is. They touch upon the impact of the ageless wonder that is Zlatan Ibrahimovic and what the impact of his injury could lead to. Sassuolo are playing some of the most attractive football in Europe and how De Zerbi has got them to that level. Spurs had a massive win over the weekend vs Man City and they sit on top of the table in the Premier League, would this be Mourinho's biggest achievement? Lastly, Barcelona are struggling to stay in the race for the title, how long can they keep playing like this before it becomes devastating? All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/11/20·52m 37s

Episode 65: International Break: Gareth Southgate, Euro 2021 Favorites, Joao Felix, Dominik Szoboszlai and Super Agents!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha and Martino Puccio are back for the State of Play Podcast this international break as they cover all of the action that has gone on during the break. They discuss Englands issues, Scotland Qualifying for the Euros and who the favorites for the tournament are. Then there are some fantastic young talents out there from Joao Felix to Ansu Fati and the guys cover them and where the futures are headed. All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/11/20·57m 57s

Episode 64: Ronaldo Returns, Arsenal Defeat United, Ibrahimovic Keeps Rolling and Bale Makes an Impact!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back for another episode to discuss all the intense results of the weekend. Cristiano Ronaldo made his return for Juventus and made an immediate impact, then Arsenal get a massive 3 points at Old Trafford after defeating Manchester United. Messi and Barcelona continue to go through some frustrating times as they continue to struggle overall. Ibrahimovic and Milan continue their unbeaten run as it reaches 24 straight matches and how Sassuolo is one of the more dominating teams in Italy early on in the campaign. All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/11/20·52m 9s

Episode 63: MLS Writer Tom Bogert: 2020 MLS Season, Rising Stars, Team USA and More!

Discussed on today's show: Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio breakdown El Classico from over the weekend as well as Juventus's struggles in Serie A. They are then welcomed by MLSSoccer.com Writer Tom Bogert, Tom gives insight into the MLS Season, what top talents you should be keeping your eye on and a player profile for Daryl Dike! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Tom here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/10/20·51m 41s

Episode 62: Champions League Returns, Spurs Blow a 3-0 Lead, Napoli Revived and More!

Discussed on today's show: Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back with the Champions League kicking-off this season and who seems to be the favorites in the competition. They also discuss the long-term impact of Virgil Van-Dijk's injury for Liverpool and how they will cope. As for Spurs 3-3 collapse against West Ham and how that dark cloud still hovers over that club. Lastly they wrap up with how fantastic Napoli have been since the new season has started after a thrilling 4-1 victory over Atalanta this past weekend All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/10/20·51m 9s

Episode 61: International Football Break: Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive, Premier League to 18 Teams and Milan Derby Preview!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back for another episode during this International Break! This episode they discuss the positive test outbreak across the continent, what players and clubs are impacted by this. Why are these breaks necessary and furthermore what to do in the future with them. They also get into the potentially proposed 18 team Premier League format that was reportedly presented by Manchester United and Liverpool! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/10/20·45m 39s

Episode 60: Transfer Market Special: Winners and Losers From the 2020 Summer Transfer Market!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are here to break down all the top winners and losers from the top 5 leagues in Europe. The guys go through each top league and give us their biggest winner and loser from EPL, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga. Ranging from Man United all the way to Lille the guys breakdown the best moves made by the biggest clubs! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/10/20·1h 8m

Episode 59: Liverpool Top Arsenal, Man City Struggles, PSG's Issues, Pirlo's Juve and Dortmund & Bayern Lose!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha and Martino Puccio are back to discuss the top football topics throughout Europes top 5 leagues as they ramp back up into a new season. This episode covers Liverpools dominance, Manchester City's struggles in defense, PSG's drama and how clubs like Juventus, Bayern and Dortmund faired this weekend. Lastly, they continue to discuss the emergence of Barcelona's Ansu Fati and why he can help fix some of their issues! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Today’s episode is brought to you by The Athletic. The Athletic is a subscription-based sports news site, delivering in-depth sports coverage! Featuring football reporters you know and love like David Ornstein, James Pearce, Sam Lee and Raphael Honigstein.The Athletic is telling stories you won’t find anywhere else. No ads or clickbait; just great sportswriting. For 50% off your annual subscription to the best sports writing around, go to theathletic.co.uk/stateofplay Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/09/20·1h 4m

Episode 58: Former MLS Player & SiriusXM Host Brian Dunseth: USMNT Outlook, Gio Reyna, Konrad de la Fuente and Inter Miami!

Discussed on today's show: Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are joined by Brian Dunseth of SiriusXM and Real Salt Lake joins the show! He joins to discuss all things USA Soccer from Gio Reyna to Konrad de la Fuente and Inter Miami's massive signings! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Brian https://twitter.com/BrianDunseth Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Today’s episode is brought to you by The Athletic. The Athletic is a subscription-based sports news site, delivering in-depth sports coverage! Featuring football reporters you know and love like David Ornstein, James Pearce, Sam Lee and Raphael Honigstein.The Athletic is telling stories you won’t find anywhere else. No ads or clickbait; just great sportswriting. For 50% off your annual subscription to the best sports writing around, go to theathletic.co.uk/stateofplay Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/09/20·55m 34s

Episode 57: Aubameyang Extends at Arsenal, PSG/Marseille, Dortmund Dominate and Transfer Updates!

Discussed on today's show: Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back this week to discuss all things football as more top leagues return this weekend! From Aubameyang extending at Arsenal, to Ligue 1 controversy, Dortmund dominating with young super stars and finally more transfer rumor updates across the continent! Players discussed include Torerria, Dzeko, Kumbulla and Milik! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Today’s episode is brought to you by The Athletic. The Athletic is a subscription-based sports news site, delivering in-depth sports coverage! Featuring football reporters you know and love like David Ornstein, James Pearce, Sam Lee and Raphael Honigstein.The Athletic is telling stories you won’t find anywhere else. No ads or clickbait; just great sportswriting. For 50% off your annual subscription to the best sports writing around, go to theathletic.co.uk/stateofplay Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/09/20·54m 11s

Episode 56: James Rodriguez to Everton, Premier League & La Liga Return and Suarez to Juventus?

Discussed on today's show: Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back for another episode as they discuss some of the top transfer stories around Europe including James Rodriguez, Thiago, Koulibaly and Luis Suarez. Then they discuss the impact of the Messi situation in Barcelona as he will stay through for another season and the long-term effects of Nicolò Zaniolo injuring his ACL. All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Today’s episode is brought to you by The Athletic. The Athletic is a subscription-based sports news site, delivering in-depth sports coverage! Featuring football reporters you know and love like David Ornstein, James Pearce, Sam Lee and Raphael Honigstein.The Athletic is telling stories you won’t find anywhere else. No ads or clickbait; just great sportswriting. For 50% off your annual subscription to the best sports writing around, go to theathletic.co.uk/stateofplay Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/09/20·53m 11s

Episode 55: Kai Havertz to Chelsea, Sandro Tonali to Milan, Van De Beek, Plus Arsenal and Inter Transfer Updates!

Discussed on today's show: Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo are back to discuss a ton of the top moves that have taken place in the transfer market in Europe! They go through each move for the top clubs around the world and what it means to them heading into next season. From Kai Havertz to Chelsea, Sandro Tonali to Milan, Van De Beek, Plus Arsenal and Inter Transfer Updates! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Today’s episode is brought to you by The Athletic. The Athletic is a subscription-based sports news site, delivering in-depth sports coverage! Featuring football reporters you know and love like David Ornstein, James Pearce, Sam Lee and Raphael Honigstein.The Athletic is telling stories you won’t find anywhere else. No ads or clickbait; just great sportswriting. For 50% off your annual subscription to the best sports writing around, go to theathletic.co.uk/stateofplay Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/09/20·1h 3m

Episode 54: Sam Tighe of BR Football: Bayern Munich Win the Champions League and Your Questions Answered!

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha and Matt Santangelo are joined by Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe as they discuss the Champions League Final between PSG and Bayern. They answer your questions from an array of topics such as Manchester United, English National Team, Antonio Conte's brash attitude and more! * All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Sam Tighe (https://twitter.com/stighefootball?s=20) Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Today’s episode is brought to you by The Athletic. The Athletic is a subscription-based sports news site, delivering in-depth sports coverage! Featuring football reporters you know and love like David Ornstein, James Pearce, Sam Lee and Raphael Honigstein.The Athletic is telling stories you won’t find anywhere else. No ads or clickbait; just great sportswriting. For 50% off your annual subscription to the best sports writing around, go to theathletic.co.uk/stateofplay Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/08/20·1h 2m

Episode 53: John Solano of RomaPress: AS Roma Sold to Dan Friedken! Plus Champions League Quarterfinal Review!

Discussed on today's show: John Solano joins Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio to discuss the sale of AS Roma and new owner Dan Friedken, the outlook for the new season and what to expect from the ownership. Plus, Matt and Martino discuss the drama that went down in the Champions League this past week and what it means for Leo Messi! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, John Solano (https://twitter.com/Solano_56) Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Today’s episode is brought to you by The Athletic. The Athletic is a subscription-based sports news site, delivering in-depth sports coverage! Featuring football reporters you know and love like David Ornstein, James Pearce, Sam Lee and Raphael Honigstein.The Athletic is telling stories you won’t find anywhere else. No ads or clickbait; just great sportswriting. For 50% off your annual subscription to the best sports writing around, go to theathletic.co.uk/stateofplay Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/08/20·1h 17m

Episode 52: Andrew Mangan of Arseblog, Sarri Sacked-Pirlo Hired at Juventus and Champions League Update!

Discussed on today's show: This episode of the State of Play Podcast is loaded with footballing content. Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio kick you off with some Champions League updates and the situation going on at Juventus with the sacking of Sarri and hiring of Pirlo. For the episodes main course Pet Berisha is joined by Andew Mangan of Arseblog as they dive into all things surrounding the Gunners and what the outlook for this summer & beyond will be! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Arseblog (https://twitter.com/arseblog) Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Today’s episode is brought to you by The Athletic. The Athletic is a subscription-based sports news site, delivering in-depth sports coverage! Featuring football reporters you know and love like David Ornstein, James Pearce, Sam Lee and Raphael Honigstein.The Athletic is telling stories you won’t find anywhere else. No ads or clickbait; just great sportswriting. For 50% off your annual subscription to the best sports writing around, go to theathletic.co.uk/stateofplay Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/08/20·1h 16m

Episode 51: Arsenal Win FA Cup, Alexis Sanchez Stays at Inter, Sancho to Man United?, Champions League Round of 16!

Discussed on today's show: Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are here to break down Arsenal's FA Cup victory over Chelsea with a 2-1 win, Alexis Sanchez moving to Inter for good, Manchester United's future with Chris Smalling and Jadon Sancho. Plus, more drama with Antonio Conte at Inter, will he remain at the club? Lastly, the guys get into this weekends Champions League matchups as they try to figure out which teams will be advancing to the next rounds! Your questions answered as well! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Today’s episode is brought to you by The Athletic. The Athletic is a subscription-based sports news site, delivering in-depth sports coverage! Featuring football reporters you know and love like David Ornstein, James Pearce, Sam Lee and Raphael Honigstein.The Athletic is telling stories you won’t find anywhere else. No ads or clickbait; just great sportswriting. For 50% off your annual subscription to the best sports writing around, go to theathletic.co.uk/stateofplay Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/08/20·1h 3m

Episode 50: Manchester United Secure Champions League, Dybala & Mbappe Hurt, Plus ESPN's Matteo Bonetti on Serie A!

Discussed on today's show: Premier League Chelsea and Manchester United Jadon Sancho and Kai Havertz Dybala and Mbappe Injuries Matteo Bonetti on Serie A Juventus, Milan, Atalanta & Sassuolo All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Today’s episode is brought to you by The Athletic. The Athletic is a subscription-based sports news site, delivering in-depth sports coverage! Featuring football reporters you know and love like David Ornstein, James Pearce, Sam Lee and Raphael Honigstein.The Athletic is telling stories you won’t find anywhere else. No ads or clickbait; just great sportswriting. For 50% off your annual subscription to the best sports writing around, go to theathletic.co.uk/stateofplay Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/20·1h 15m

Episode 49: Arsenal Reach FA Cup Final, Madrid Win La Liga, Ballon D'or Canceled and More!

Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are here to talk all things football this week as they catch up on Arsenal's hot streak, Madrid winning the title while Barcelona and Messi are spiraling out of control. Then they head to Italy to discuss Milan's recent run of form as they are transitioning into another era. Lastly they discuss the MLS return and how its been then they answer your questions! Discussed on Todays Show: FA cup semi final games David De Gea Arteta Madrid & Benzema Milan & Serie A MLS Who would have won the Balon D'or? Jude Bellingham Havertz & Chelsea All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Today’s episode is brought to you by The Athletic. The Athletic is a subscription-based sports news site, delivering in-depth sports coverage! Featuring football reporters you know and love like David Ornstein, James Pearce, Sam Lee and Raphael Honigstein.The Athletic is telling stories you won’t find anywhere else. No ads or clickbait; just great sportswriting. For 50% off your annual subscription to the best sports writing around, go to theathletic.co.uk/stateofplay Music by Joakim Karud Sponsored By: The Athletic: Today’s episode is brought to you by The Athletic. The Athletic is a subscription-based sports news site, delivering in-depth sports coverage! Featuring football reporters you know and love like David Ornstein, James Pearce, Sam Lee and Raphael Honigstein.The Athletic is telling stories you won’t find anywhere else. No ads or clickbait; just great sportswriting. For 50% off your annual subscription to the best sports writing around, go to https://theathletic.co.uk/checkout/?plan_id=45&pc=stateofplay&source=podcastads It’s £2.49 a month if you go for their annual deal…. Promo Code: https://theathletic.co.uk/checkout/?plan_id=45&pc=stateofplay&source=podcastads See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/07/20·55m 9s

Episode 48: Manchester United rise, North London Derby & Madrid Move on Ft. Tom McDermott

Discussed: - Manchester City - Manchester United - North London Derby - Spurs and Arsenal - Real Madrid - Who wins the Balon D'or? - Serie A, Ronaldo, Lazio, Atalanta. Today’s episode is brought to you by The Athletic. The Athletic is a subscription-based sports news site, delivering in-depth sports coverage! Featuring football reporters you know and love like David Ornstein, James Pearce, Sam Lee and Raphael Honigstein.The Athletic is telling stories you won’t find anywhere else. No ads or clickbait; just great sportswriting. For 50% off your annual subscription to the best sports writing around, go to Theathletic.co.uk/stateofplay It’s £2.49 a month if you go for their annual deal…. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/07/20·50m 23s

Episode 47: Manchester United on Fire, Juventus Champions Again?, Sane to Bayern and Sergio Ramos the Goalscorer

Martino Puccio, Pet Berisha and Matt Santangelo are here to breakdown all the top European Football topics as Man United continue their re-birth. Arsenal make strides, Juve claim another title as well as the high profile transfer of Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich. Then they wrap it all up with the changing of guard in La Liga as Real Madrid pull 4 points clear of Barcelona. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/07/20·54m 13s

Episode 46: Liverpool Are Champions, Roberto Rojas of Bein Sports, Liverpool Win, Madrid in 1st & Erik Lopez Player Profile

Pet Berisha and Martino Puccio are joined by Roberto Rojas of Bein Sports to break down Liverpool winning the Premier League, Madrid pulling ahead of Barcelona, a Pjanic-Arthur swap and a player profile of the young Paraguayan Erik Lopez! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/06/20·48m 27s

Episode 45: Premier League Returns, Madrid in 1st, Germany CL Race, Scudetto Challenge, Plus New CL Format?

Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo breakdown all of the top leagues throughout Europe with their return this past weekend. They tell you who they think will be winning some trophies and what teams might be struggling coming back!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/06/20·50m 11s

Episode 44: Top U-23 Players with Reece Chambers!

**VOTE FOR US IN THE FOOTBALL CONTENT AWARDS HERE: https://footballcontentawards.com/2020-voting/ Discussed on today's show: 10 u23 players Dwight McNeil (Burnley) David Brooks (Bournemouth) Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) Harvey Barnes (Leicester) Richarlison (Everton) Mohammed Salisu (Valladolid) Marcus Thuram (Gladbach) Jonathan David (KAA Genk) Patson Daka (Salzburg) Christoph Baumgartner (Hoffenheim) All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Reece Chambers: https://twitter.com/_reecechambers Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/06/20·1h 4m

Episode 43: Timo Werner to Chelsea, Sandro Tonali to Inter, Bennacer to Stay in Italy? Plus, More Leagues Returning!

**VOTE FOR US IN THE FOOTBALL CONTENT AWARDS HERE: https://footballcontentawards.com/2020-voting/ Discussed on today's show: Chelsea Timo Werner Sandro Tonali Inter Juventus Ismael Bennacer La Liga MLS Questions! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxfYn-TvYAPAT4HyOqnxyA Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/06/20·51m 10s

Episode 42: Mauro Icardi to PSG, Premier League Return & Transfer Market Talk!

Please vote for us by tweeting: "I am voting for @StateOfPlayPod in @The_FCAs for #BestNewContentCreator" Or by using this link: https://footballcontentawards.com/2020-voting/ Discussed on today's show: Mauro Icardi Kai Havertz and Timo Werner Inter Milan FFP Transfer Market Sandro Tonali Jadon Sancho All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/06/20·40m 7s

Episode 41: Football Commentator Derek Rae on Der Klassiker, Kai Havertz and More!

Discussed on today's show: Der Klassiker Recap Defending in Germany Kai Havertz Matheus Cunha Thomas Müller Moussa Diaby Experiences calling games Best match ever called? FIFA videogame Question Wrap-up/plug All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/05/20·43m 0s

Episode 40: The Bundesliga's Back, Project Restart & Transfer Swaps Galore

Discussed on today's show: The Bundesliga returning Project Restart in the EPL Serie A and La Liga return to training Contract situations UCL/EL Transfer rumours Barca / Juve Swap deal including Pjanic, De Sciglio & Semedo (AND 22M!!!) Paul Pogba All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/05/20·41m 43s

Episode 39: Timo Werner, Ralph Rangnick, Gio Reyna and German Football with Manuel Veth!

Discussed on today's show: Futures of Werner, Havertz, Sane, Coutinho, Haaland Lewandowski best striker in football? Title race most interesting in Europe? Best breakout stars of the season Ralf Rangnick All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Manuel Veth (@Manuelveth) Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/05/20·57m 17s

Episode 38: Is Football Returning? 5 A-Side Pick Em Between Pet and Matt!

Discussed on today's show: France- Ligue 1 Finished PSG Are Champions! Italy-Players in Training Again Spain- Players Back in Training Germany- Teams back to Training, a Few Players Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 England- Rumors of an Early June Return? Five a Side Pick Em between Matt and Pet! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/05/20·39m 23s

Episode 37: Football Coach Harry Brooks Joins The State of Play Podcast!

Discussed on today's show: Timestamps: 1:11 Harry Introduction and Background 4:40 Youth Systems, Process of Getting Better 8:00 Mentality approach 18:30 Spurs and Mourinho 31:35 Could Spurs Have Gotten Someone Other Than Mourinho? 34:45 Harry Talks about Youth Players he has worked with 36:50 Player Swaps and the Difficulty 43:35 Player Profile Jayden Braff 47:28 Analytics All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Harry Brooks (https://twitter.com/HB_HeadCoach) Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/04/20·55m 10s

Episode 36: Newcastle United Sale, Alex Telles to PSG, Arsenal Transfers & Who is the 3rd Best Player of the Messi & Cristiano Era?

Discussed on today's show: Pet Berisha makes his much anticipated return to the State of Play Podcast with Martino Puccio and Matthew Santangelo! In this pod the guys breakdown the potential sale of Newcastle United, the growing rumors of Alex Telles joining PSG, Arsenals potential transfers for this summer. To wrap up this episode they discuss on who they think is worthy of being the third best player since 2008 behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi! Time Stamps: Timestamps: 1:35 Newcastle United Sale 3:50 Roberto Rojas Mixup 7:20 Comparison to New Owners in Serie A 14:30 Alex Telles to PSG? 20:30 Arsenal Transfer Talk 30:08 Debate Talk 3rd Best Player after Cristiano and Messi Since 2008! 57:30 Wrap Up and Tease for Future Work! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/04/20·1h 1m

Episode 35: Carlo Garganese Joins to Discuss All Things Calcio!

Discussed on today's show: -Tonali -Balotelli All Time Italian XI Serie A Return? All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Carlo (https://twitter.com/carlogarganese) Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/04/20·1h 18m

Episode 34: Chelsea Season Review With Alex Goldberg of "The Byline"

Discussed on today's show: Alex Goldberg of the Byline joins Matt and Martino to discuss Chelsea's season, the up and coming youngsters at the club and what to expect this coming summer in the Transfer Market! Topics Include: Chelsea' Season Mason Mount Reece James Christian Pulisic Summer Transfer Strategy and more! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Alex Goldberg https://twitter.com/AlexGoldberg_ Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/03/20·1h 9m

Episode 33: Liverpool Season in Review and Milan Chat With Maxi Angelo!

Discussed on today's show: Maxi Angelo of Breaking the Lines, LFC Transfer Room and SempreMilan.com joins Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo to discuss all things Liverpool and some Milan! He also helps profile up and coming Liverpool youngsters Harvey Elliot and Curtis Jones. The guys also give you their favorite players of all-time! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/03/20·56m 24s

Episode 32: Roberto Rojas of Bein Sports, MLS Season & A Miguel Almiron Update!

Discussed on today's show: Roberto Rojas of Bein Sports joins Martino and Matt to discuss the ongoing suspensions of football, what the European Leagues should do to combat it, how the MLS will handle the situation and a check up on how Miguel Almiron has played for Newcastle United! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Roberto Rojas https://twitter.com/RobertoRojas97?s=20 Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/03/20·1h 10m

Episode 31: Football Suspended!? Janusz Michallik Joins To Discuss Serie A, Polish Football and Much More!

Discussed on today's show: Serie A Polish Footballers Impending League Playing All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Janusz Michallik https://twitter.com/JanuszMichallik Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/03/20·52m 58s

Episode 30: Marcus Rashford Injury, Erling Haaland's Debut, Ciro Immobile is On Fire & Rayan Cherki Profile

Discussed on today's show: PL: Marcus Rashford, United & Arsenal (2:19) Germany: Erling Haaland Debut and Transfer (30:47) Italy: Immobile (41:30) Questions: (50:30) Player Profile Rayan Cherki (58:16) Attachments area All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/01/20·1h 12m

Episode 29: CL Knockout Draw, Ancelotti to Everton, Kepa & Chelsea Plus Roberto Grosso Profiles Ionut Radu

Discussed on today's show: Champions League Draw (2:15) Premier League, Ancelotti, Chelsea, Kepa (12:31) Napoli, Meret, Serie A (34:05) Player Profile Ionut Radu (59:58) All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Roberto Grosso (https://twitter.com/RGrosso84) Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/12/19·1h 14m

Episode 28: Napoli's Crisis, Juventus Struggling, Manchester Derby, Messi's Greatness & How Does Mbappe Compare? Plus, Mason Greenwood Profile

Discussed on today's show: Serie A (:55) Milan, Napoli Crisis, Lazio Premier League (21:50) Manchester Derby, La Liga (31:51) Messi Ligue 1 (35:30) Mbappe Comparisons Mason Greenwood Player Profile (43:30) All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/12/19·51m 43s

Episode 27: Emery out - Ljungberg in, Sarri Struggles, Ciro Immobile is on fire & a Moussa Djenepo Player Profile

Discussed on today's show: PL: Arsenal Sack Emery 1:40 Who Should Arsenal Hire? 9:10 Serie A: Sarri and Juventus 21:25 Immobile On Fire 37:20 Moussa Djenepo Player Profile 49:30 * All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/12/19·57m 53s

Episode 26: Pochettino Out-Mourinho In, City-Chelsea, Serie A Landscape & Azzurri, Profile: Ruslan Malinovskyi w/ Rocco Fasano

Discussed on today's show: Jose Mourinho and Pochettino (1:45) City and Chelsea (12:05) La Liga, Real Madrid (16:42) Serie A Roma, Juve-Atalanta and More! (23:25) Inter (46:00) Italian National Team (1:02:50) Player Profile: Ruslan Malinovskyi(1:18:50) All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/11/19·1h 30m

Episode 25: Top 5 Players to Watch in Ligue 1 in 2020 Ft. Mo Ali

Discussed on today's show: Time Stamps: PL: Unai Emery, Arsenal (2:07) Pepe (15:39) Marseille (22:45) Di Maria (30:45) Questions for Mo (35:45) Profile Adil Aouchiche (49:44) All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Special Guest Mo: https://twitter.com/mohammedali_93 Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/11/19·56m 30s

Episode 24: Liverpool-City, Bayern-Dortmund, Napoli Free Fall and Myron Boadu w/ Zach Lowy

Discussed on today's show: Time Stamps: PL: Liverpool-City (1:30) Ligue 1: Lyon-Marsielle (13:50) La Liga: Real Madrid (19:45) Bundesliga: Bayern, Sancho (26:15) Serie A: Napoli, Cagliari, Milan-Juve (34:10) MLS: Seattle Champions (59:35) Questions (1:04:10) Profile: Myron Boadu AZ Alkmaar (1:11:00) All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here, Zach Lowy https://twitter.com/ZachLowy Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/11/19·1h 14m

Episode 23: Emery, Kovac, Racism in Serie A & Hamed Junior-Traore Profile

Discussed on today's show: Leicester, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United PSG losing, cause for concern? Bayern and Niko Kovac Napoli, Roma, Cagliari MLS Cup Final, Zlatan and Vela Q&A, Balotelli, Racism in Serie A Hamed Junior-Traore player profile All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/11/19·1h 15m

Episode 22: The Granit Xhaka Saga, Icardi, Atalanta & Kulusevski

Discussed: Southampton 0 - 9 Leciester Pulisic Liverpool Vs. Spurs Trent AA Granit Xhaka Atalanta 7 - 1 Udinese Roma 2-1 Milan Fiorentina 1 - 2 Lazio Dejan Kulusevski Player profile All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/10/19·1h 3m

Episode 21: Man United Vs. Liverpool, Di Maria, Berardi, the MLS & Ivan Franco

Discussed on today's show: Man United Vs. Liverpool Leicester March on Angel Di Maria and PSG Bundesliga tight, end of Bayern's dominance? Real Sociedad and their Norweigan wizard Lazio Vs. Atalanta and Sassuolo Vs. Inter Berardi, Latauro and Inter MLS and Zlatan Ivan Franco Player Profile All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Follow our special guest Roberto [here] Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/10/19·1h 8m

Episode 20: Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Pioli & Gaetano Castrovilli

Discussed on today's show: Christian Pulisic, Chelsea and US Mens National Team Mason Mount Southgate's selections Racism in the Bulgaria Vs. England game Rudi Garcia to Lyon Neymar Injury.....again Robert Lewandowski is on fire Giampaulo dismissal and Pioli Paqueta Italian National team Fabian Ruiz Spanish National team MLS, Ibra and Vela Best player in the history of the MLS? Q&A section Gaetano Castrovilli Profile All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino here Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/10/19·1h 21m

Episode 19: Solskjær, Pochettino, Inter Vs. Juve & Gabriel Martinelli

Discussed on today's show: Poch OSG Is the prem title race already over? Inter Vs. Juve Dortmund's struggles Marco Rose's Gladbach Lyon and Sylvinho Eden Hazard and Madrid Cazorla back in the spain squad Odegaard lighting up La Liga Will the MLS ever be as good as liga MX Gabriel Martinelli Player Profile All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) and Martino [here](@MartinoPuccio) Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/10/19·1h 13m

Episode 18: Manchester City & The Rise of the EPL

Discussed on today's show: Manchester city's season Should they have bought more players in the summer? What positions they'll look to address in the summer Pep Guardiola Eric Garcia player profile Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba and other transfer sagas All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), and Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/05/19·1h 6m

Episode 17: Say no to Racism.

Discussed on today's show: Moise Kean, Racism in football Roma and their transition VAR Messi and 10 league titles Atletico Madrid and Griezmann UCL QF preview All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), and Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/04/19·1h 2m

Episode 16: Ronaldo vs. Messi, Football Colonialism & a Nicolo Barella Profile

Discussed on today's show: Swine flue is back and hitting football hard?! England, Sterling, Sancho, Callum Hudson-Odoi Italy, Barella, Moise Kean Ronaldo vs. Messi Youth systems & Football club partnerships] Nicolo Barella Player Profile All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Follow Pet on Twitter [here](@PetBerisha), and Matt [here](@Matt_Santangelo) Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/03/19·47m 13s

Episode 15: Roma, Juventus, Handballs & Chiesa

Discussed on today's show: Roma, Monchi, Di Francesco, Ranieri Juventus, UCL ties, Allegri Khedira, Pjanic, Bentancur Joachim Low and Germany Italian national team Chiesa player profile Handball and VAR All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Thanks to Marco Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/03/19·58m 58s

Episode 14: Kepa Vs. Sarri, Juventus' woes, Monchi to Arsenal & a Dwight McNeil Profile

Discussed on today's show: Kepa and Sarri Sarri's future Juventus' current situation Allegri's future Ramsey to Juve Monchi to Arsenal VAR Dwight McNeil player profile Would a play-off system work in the EPL? How good has Sirigu been this season? All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/02/19·1h 9m

Episode 13: Sarri, UCL Preview and an interview with Scouted Football's Stephen Ganavas

Discussed on today's show: Sarri and Chelsea. Will he get the sack? MLS draft system compared to european football UCL preview is Piatek the long term solution at Milan? Top 3 surprise packages in Serie A this season Diego Lainez Reece James Gervinho Zaniolo All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/02/19·1h 13m

Episode 12: The State of French Football with Jonathan Johnson

Discussed on today's show: Neymar, Mbappe and PSG's FFP troubles Nicolas Pepe Ismaila Sarr Edouard Mendy Monaco and Thierry Henry Timothy Weah Profile All this and more on today's State of Play! Please subscribe and leave a review! Follow us on twitter! Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/01/19·52m 17s

Episode 11: Top 10 u23 Players to Watch in 2019!

Discussed on today's show: Emil Audero Hamed Junior-Traore Stefano Sensi Nicolo Zaniolo Ibrahima Konate Alphonso Davies Rony Lopes Samuel Chukwueze David Brooks Reiss Nelson All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/01/19·1h 11m

Episode 10: The State of US Soccer Ft. Jon Townsend

Discussed on today's show: Recap of the MLS cup final Atlanta United: The success story USMNT & Gregg Berhalter The state of US soccer and it's infastructure. How can it improve? Is this a cultural problem? Zack Steffen to City Ethan Horvath All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/12/18·1h 6m

Episode 9: Lucas Torreira is Still a Hero & a Nicolas Pepe Player Profile

Dicussed in today's show: Derby day in the UK Lucas Torreira (shock) State of player contracts in European Football Zlatan Ibrahimovic & Fabregas to Milan Thierry Henry as a coach.... Nicolas Pepe Profile with Mohammed Ali! All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/12/18·1h 11m

Episode 8: Christian Pulisic to Chelsea, Sandro Tonali and Mason Mount Ft. Alex Goldberg

First up, we talk about Christian Pulisic's future. Will he end up in the premier league, and more spefically at Chelsea? Just how high is his ceiling? Will this be a big marketing coup for whoever gets him? Next, 1 we talk about Sandro Tonali. Pirlo 2.0, the next Pirlo-lots of great comparisons have been made, and the pressure surely has to be on the 18 year old Italian. How good is he? Is the comparison due to his playing style, or his look? After that, we zoom out a bit to talk about the potential of a European Super League. It's certainly been greeted with much controversy........hear what the guys and Alex have to say about this one! Last but not least, we talk about Alex's favourite player as he profiles the one and only Mason Mount. The Chelsea youngster who's on loan at Frank Lampard's Derby County is making waves in the Championship. How good is he? Is the hype justified? Is it different this time around with a Chelsea youngster? All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/11/18·41m 39s

Episode 7: Lucas Torreira is a Hero & a Cengiz Under Player Proflie

On today's episode, we begin by talking about the corruption in football after PSG & Manchester City owners in Qatar & Abu Dhabi were accused of taking on sponsorship money above the allowed amount. How is this still happening? What should the punishment be? After that, we discuss none other than Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Will he be returning to Europe, and more specifically Milan? Next, we discuss the Love of Matt's life- Lucas Torreira. The 5ft5 Uruguayan put a MOTM perfomance in for Arsenal versus Liverpool in their 1-1 draw, and found plaudits everywhere. After that, we discussed 5 players and how they have settled at their new clubs this season: Jorginho Fred Fabian Ruiz Paco Alcacer Jao Cancelo Next up, a player profile all centred around Cengiz Under. The Turkish whizz has been linked to Chelsea, Tottenham & Barcelona so what's all the fuss about? All this and more on today's State of Play! Follow us on twitter! Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/11/18·1h 4m

Episode 6: The Rise of Calcio, Real Madrid's Struggles & a Reiss Nelson Profile with Oli Price-Bates

First up, we talk about the international break just gone. Is the UEFA nations league working? Is the use of youngsters in these competitions harming the competitiveness of the competiton? Next, we speak all about Miguel Almiron who's really making some waves in the MLS and has drawn interest from Arsenal! Matt tells us all about him....Speaking of Arsenal, Petrit spoke to Oli Price-Bates, a blogger and content creator who specialises on Arsenal football club. We spoke all about the man of the moment, Reiss Nelson! Over to Spain, we speak about Julien Loputegui's struggles and whether or not Madrid will be parting ways with the manager. Is it totally his fault, or have the board failed him with the signings over the summer? Finally, it wouldn't be an episode of State of Play if Matt didn't get a word in about Serie A. We discuss the rise of Caclio, and what has breathed excitement back into the league! Follow us on twitter! Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/10/18·58m 40s

Episode 5: The Power of Piątek with Janusz Michallik

First up, we discuss Ivan Gazidis, current Arsenal CEO leaving british shores to join AC Milan. What has sparked this move? What's the arsenal reaction to this? Sticking to the premier league, Eden Hazard is on FIRE. The man cannot stop scoring, and he's on current form probably the best player in the world. What does the future hold for him however? Will he stay in London or is a move to Real Madrid beckoning? With a contract up until 2019, this transfer saga has only just gotten started! Next up, we talk about 3 managers in trouble, at 3 of the biggest clubs in the world: Julen Lopetegui of Real Madrid, who have no wins in 4 games now and are struggling to score. Niko Kovač of Bayern Munich, who has had quabbles with players (specifically James Rodriguez) and has been criticised for not finding a football identity. José Mourinho of Manchester United.....this one needs no explanation! Last but not least, we profile Krzysztof Piątek, europe's top scorer with with the help of former USA player and current ESPN commentator Janusz Michallik! It's super good! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/10/18·1h 9m

Episode 4: Matt Miazga, Ethan Ampadu and Cucho Hernandez

First up, we talk about Brazil's encounter with USA. Who was Matt impressed with as the American on the podcast? Why was Yedlin the poster boy? Why were there ONLY 20,000 fans there? And how good was Matt Miazga? Next up, we talk about Italy, Poland and Wales- who impressed out of these nations? What do the Azzurri have to do to eclipse their former greatness? How good could Ethan Ampadu become? After that, we discuss Santi Cazorla and his route back from injury....if you haven't already read Sid Lowe's article on him......just go and do it, sensational stuff. Now, the next story I've ever only heard about on Fifa/Football manager....but Bordeaux forgot to register a player for their Europa League squad....yes it's as ridiculous as it sounds! Finally, Colombian football expert Simon Edwards joins us to talk about Cucho Hernandez! Follow us on twitter! Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/09/18·1h 1m

Episode 3: An American La Liga

First up, we talk about the current state of Manchester United under Glazer ownership, with Mourinho at the helm. Will he be United manager come the end of the season? How are the glazer owned US franchise Bucaneers doing? Next up, we spend a bit of time talking about the supposed deal La Liga have struck with a US media company. Reports flooded in that La Liga had agreed a 15 year deal which would see at least one La Liga game a year played in the US. The response? Generally, outrage. In fact many players/managers in Spain have reportedly been considering a strike as they, nor the clubs were alerted at the potential deal. Should US companies be looking at the growing MLS market instead? If you liked this- why not subscribe? And if you loved it and have already subscribed...why not leave a review? Matt and I love reading them and they really motivate us to push you better content! Follow us on twitter! Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/08/18·47m 29s

Episode 2: Kroenke and Kepa

First up we talk about Stan Kroenke, the big story in football is that he's buying out Alisher Usmanov to take total control of Arsenal Football Club. What are the implications for Arsenal and the fans? This will add AFC to the Kroenke family portfolio which already boasts the NFL side Los Angeles Rams, NBA's Denver Nuggets, the NHL outfit Colorado Avalanche and MLS side Colorado Rapids. Matt talks us through the Rapids and the Rams, but we also got help from Billy Marshall in dissecting the Kroenke effect at the Denver nuggets! Next up we whizz through transfer deadline day in the UK, with only Chelsea making any additions in the last week of the window- Matt in particular was impressed by the moves that smaller teams made throughout the transfer window. Wolves and Fulham in particular, signed players of high prestige and we discussed why this trend suddenly appeared. Across the atlantic, Matt runs us through Josh Perez's move to LAFC. Does this signal a change in the MLS mindset? Will we see less older designated players such as Zlatan and Rooney in the future? Finally, we have our usual player profile but this one was a bit special....we were joined by Justin Sherman to dissect Kepa Arizabalaga, the new Chelsea goalkeeper. He gave us some excellent insights! If you liked this- why not subscribe? And if you loved it and have already subscribed...why not leave a review? Matt and I love reading them and they really motivate us to push you better content! Follow us on twitter! Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/08/18·1h

Episode 1: Financial Trouble in Italian Football, Higuain, Martial and Moise Kean

First up, we actually talk about what the State of Play Pod is going to be about! Then, we get into the content. How have Bari, Reggiana and Cesena all declared bankruptcy? What has lead to the tragic demise of these three clubs? As Matt quite rightly says on this episode "No fan should have to see their team go through this". They're not the only italian team in some trouble...indeed the club closest to Matt's heart Milan had some difficulties with their Europa League status...Matt tries hard to hold back the tears as he runs us through this one! Onto the transfer sagas, we talk Higuain, Caldara and Bonucci. Who's going where?! Is Higuain going to Chelsea or Milan? It seems he's on his way to Milan but it's defintely been (bar Ronaldo!!) the story of the summer so far. Next, we talk about Anthony Martial. The talented 22 year old Frenchman has a clearly rocky relationship with Jose Mourinho, so who's going to be out the door? Do Manchester United succumb to Mou's demands and give him the money he needs to bolster his squad? Or do they place their faith in Anthony Martial...? If he does move on, where would he most likely go? Moving over the atlantic, we talked about the talented Canadian international Alphonso Davies. Fresh off scoring 2 goals in a 4-2 victory for the Vancouver Whitecaps, he was actually celebrating a record MLS move to Bayern Munich....he's only 17, and already looks head and shoulders above a lot of his domestic colleagues. Bayern have got themselves a real gem. Last but by no means least, we had a great player profile as Matt took the lead in talking all about Moise Kean. Although the Italy u19's succumbed to defeat in the World Cup Final, he was instrumental in getting his team back into preceedings with a double off the bench! Where could he play his football this season? What's his ceiling? If you liked this- why not subscribe? And if you loved it and have already subscribed...why not leave a review? Matt and I love reading them and they really motivate us to push you better content! Follow us on twitter! https://twitter.com/StateOfPlayPod?lang=en-gb Music by Joakim Karud See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/07/18·57m 21s
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