Posted by unitedandliverpoolfans on March 3rd, 2014
Nipun (@nipunchopra7) and Gabe (@smitty46and2) were joined by Chuis Suarez.
1. Gabe's dating update.
2. Chuis Suarez interview - Chuis gives us his thoughts on The Oscars. What Chuis has been upto. What has been the reason behind Luis' brilliant form this season. Some listener questions.
3. Review Liverpool v Southampton. How is Rodgers making this 2-up-front thing work?
4. Very quick preview of United v WBA.
Posted by unitedandliverpoolfans on February 25th, 2014
Nipun (@nipunchopra7) and Gabe (@smitty46and2) discuss----
1. Gabe's dating update.
2. United's shambolic loss against Olympiakos. We discuss the win against Palace peripherally, but focus on the game in Greece. Why were tony V and Ashley Young picked? Moyes' tactical outlook? Long balls? Rio Ferdinand.
3. What Rooney's contract negotiations mean for United going forward.
4. Liverpool's narrow (and exciting) win against Swansea. Jimmy Torrejon's question about Jordan/Steven Henderson.
Posted by unitedandliverpoolfans on February 17th, 2014
Nipun (@nipunchopra7) and Gabe (@smitty46and2) were delighted to have Phil Schoen (@philschoen) from BeinSport joining us for tonight's podcast. We discussed---
1. United's dour draw against Arsenal. Was it always going to be this way on the back of embarrassing results for both teams earlier in the week? Phil discusses Wenger's 'pragmatism' and Moyes' (insert negative adjective here). We discuss the potential player turnover at United.
2. Liverpool's loss to Arsenal in the FA cup. The penalty decision, Rodgers' tactics and what this result means for both teams as the season goes on.
3. Lots of listener questions. You should definitely give these a listen - including - who would win in a fist fight b/w Ray Hudson and Phil Schoen.
This episode is Arsenal heavy
Posted by unitedandliverpoolfans on February 10th, 2014
Nipun (@nipunchopra7) and Gabe (@smitty46and2) were joined
by United supporter and president of the Bebe fan club, Mayur Joshi
(@BusbyMUFC). We discussed ----
1. 1. How Joshi came to be a United fan. How Bebe
became a legend.
2. 2. United’s home draw against Fulham. How did United manage to lose points? We
discuss whether we can blame Moyes for this? Are the players at fault? Why did
United not have a plan B – other than all those pointless crosses? Listener question
from Aaron about the lack of steel/leadership in this squad. Can United get to
4th place? Phil Neville.
3. 3. Liverpool’s incredible win against Arsenal. 5-1?
Are you kidding me?! We discuss the high-pressure system that took down Arsenal
and the new tactical system under Rodgers. Daniel Sturridge's dance moves. A listener question about Stevie G
from new listener Jimmy Torrejon.
4. 4. Fletcher’s illness and a quick discussion about
5. 5. Preview of the United v Arsenal game. Can United
win this game? What is the blueprint? Should Fletch and Carrick start in
midfield? 4-3-3 or 4-4-2?
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Posted by unitedandliverpoolfans on February 4th, 2014
Nipun (@nipunchopra7) and Gabe (@smitty46and2) were joined by Arsenal fan, John Taggart. They discussed ---
1. Gabe's dating update.
2. Liverpool's 1-1 draw against West Brom. Toure's horrible moment. The weakness and strengths of Liverpool this season. What's happening with Stevie G? Bigger issues to discuss.
3. Listener question from new listeners to the podcast (Darren Rea, David Platt and Liam Woods) - What constitutes a world class manager? Is Brendan Rodgers a world class manager?
4. United away loss to Stoke. Is Moyes just trying to break all the records that Sir Alex built so he can start it up again? the Mata-Rooney-RVP axis. Is it working? Why was Fletcher not introduced? Nipun tries to defend United (surprise surprise). Listener question from @legendaryLT about the future of Kagawa
5. Preview United v Fulham. Nipun points out that this is a must-win game for United. Who will come into the team based on injuries? Fellaini? Score predictions.
6. Preview the Arse-Liverpoop game. The Gerrard in midfield conundrum. Sturridge-Suarez against Koscielny-Mertesacker. The blueprint to beat Liverpool, as laid down by Villa. Does Arsenal have the personnel to do that? Score predictions.
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Posted by unitedandliverpoolfans on January 20th, 2014
Nipun (@nipunchopra7) and Gabe (@smitty46and2) were joined by host of the World Soccer Talk podcast and Liverpool fan Laurence McKenna (@lozcast). They discussed --
1. Premature ejaculations (for longer than necessary)
2. United's performance against Chelsea - The omission of Kagawa and Fletch. Selecting Ashley Young - I mean, seriously? Laurence asks what Moyes' tactical outlook for this game was - and Nipun gives a non-answer. We discuss the red card given to Vidic and the one not given to Rafael. Does United have any world class players left? Listener question/comments by Udayan and Aaron Holtsclaw.
3. Liverpool v Aston Villa - Where did that Villa performance come from? Liverpool defensive line is dissected. Cissoko's terrible defending is discussed...... again. Gerrard's holding midfielder role is discussed......... again. Suarez' diving is discussed........... again. For fuck's sake, Liverpool, do something new for once!
4. Transfer update. Goodbye Anderson
5. United's upcoming carling cup semifinal return fixture - formations, tactics, don't pick Young.
6. The newly christened Liverton derby!! Tactics, Nipun's bonerfest for this Everton team. Laurence discusses possible formation changes. Score predictions.
7. References to FRIENDS and Sex and the city... none of which add anything to the podcast and probably should have been deleted.
Posted by unitedandliverpoolfans on January 13th, 2014
Nipun (@nipunchopra7) and Gabe (@smitty46and2) were joined by World Soccer Talk's resident Chelsea (and oft controversial) fan, Morgan Green (@morgan_green). We discuss---
1. A dissection of the United v Swansea game: A dire first half, followed by a good 2nd half performance by United. Is the Carrick and Fletcher combination a sustainable one for United? Where does this result leave the swans? The Evil Kagawa question.
2. Liverpool v Stoke city. Exciting game. Terrible defending by Stoke, but should Hughes be happy? Was it a PK? Credit to Rodgers for the substitution of Sturridge on for Coutinho. Gabe brings up the surprising switch of roles for Stevie G and Lucas.
3. Transfer updates (read: rumors) from last week.
4. The Mata conundrum at Chelsea.
5. We preview the United v Chelsea game. Nipun gives us his starting lineup. Morgan outlines players that will be selected for Chelsea. We look at key matchups and players to watch.
6. Something about Liverpool vs Villa (yawn).
Nipun appeared on the World Soccer Talk podcast yesterday. If you don't listen to their podcast already, you should; they are one of the better ones out there.
Posted by unitedandliverpoolfans on January 7th, 2014
Gabe (@smitty46and2) takes control of this podcast as he picks Nipun's (@nipunchopra7) brain about:
0. The boys tell us about what shenanigans they got into over New Year's Eve.
1. Funny story about how Nipun came across a fan of the podcast in NYC.
2. What are we to make of the meltdown of United fans right now?
3. What can Moyes do to turn things around?
4. Which players have disappointed United fans - and Nipun in particular?
5. Nipun and Gabe argue about the utility of Shinji Kagawa.
Posted by unitedandliverpoolfans on December 24th, 2013
We were joined by World Soccer Talk's Kartik Krishnaiyer (@kkfla737). Together, Kartik, Gabe (@smitty46and2) and Nipun (@nipunchopra7) discussed --
1. The bore fest that was Arsenal v Chelsea. What's the dealio with Mourinho?
2. We review United's 4th consecutive win since losing to Everton and Newcastle. We discuss Ashley Young's excellent play (in stark contrast to last week's podcast). West Ham's poor performance.United's domination of midfield and the entire game. What's going on with Shinji? Is Welbeck a better option than RVP?
3. How should United and Liverpool fans deal with the captain's armband being handed to Rooney and Suarez respectively?
4. Liverpool's win against Cardiff City. Performances of Henderson and the defence in particular.
5. Preview United v Hull City. Discussion about the work Steve Bruce has done this season. The strength they have in the center of midfield. Nipun talks about the return of Fletch!!
6. Listener questions by Aaron and Udayan.
7. We preview the massive, possibly season defining games between Liverpool and City/Chelsea. We discuss tactics and Nipun brings up some pre-match facts about Suarez and Manchester City. Key matchups are discussed along with score predictions.
Posted by unitedandliverpoolfans on December 16th, 2013
Nipun (@nipunchopra7) and Gabe Smith (@smitty46and2) were so excited to finally have Laurence McKenna (@lozcast) guest on our show for the first time. For those of you who might not know him, Laurence is the host of EPL talk (now World Soccer Talk) and involved in the production of other podcasts. He is also hilarious. Unfortunately, he happens to be a Liverpool fan; nobody's perfect. We discuss -
0. Dating update from Gabe (you know how that went).
1. We get a quick history on how Laurence came to support Liverpool.
2. How Spurs were dismantled. We discuss the tactics and key personnel changes (especially in defense). What the scoreline means for both clubs. We somehow forgot to discuss the sacking of AVB, even though we planned to do that pre-podcast. How has Rodgers managed to convert this team into a top four team? Are Liverpool title contenders? We discuss possible transfers for January.
3. United finally win in the premier league (for the first time in a month). What are the central issues with United? How can Moyes turn this around? Can he turn this around? Is there even a problem? Possible transfers in January. Again, in spite of having every intention of doing so - we didn't get to talking about Fletcher!! WELCOME BACK, FLETCH!
4. We briefly preview the upcoming games for both clubs.
5. Laurence now follows Nipun on twitter.
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