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Episode 72 - Good luck and goodbye Moyesy

Posted by unitedandliverpoolfans on April 22nd, 2014

Nipun (@nipunchopra7) and Gabe (@smitty46and2) sit down to discuss----

1. We get into an unintentional Suarez debate. Sorry about that.
2. Moyes' sacking. We discuss the good things done by Moyes during his ten month tenure. Who will replace Moyes? We discuss Guardiola, Ancelotti, Klopp, De Boer, Van Gaal, Mourinho and Simeone. 
3. Listener questions.
4. Liverpool's win against Norwich. Narrow formation, tactical flexibility. The Sterling show. Sakho v Agger.
5. Our opinions of the 30 by 30 documentary on Hillsborough.
6. Preview Chelsea v Liverpool
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Episode 71 - Nipun asks stupid questions

Posted by unitedandliverpoolfans on April 14th, 2014

Nipun (@nipunchopra7) and Gabe (@smitty46and2) were joined by World Soccer Talk's Kartik Krishnaiyer (@kkfla737) and Laurence McKenna (@lozcast).  They discussed ---

0. Gabe's dating update.
1. Liverpool's win against Manchester City. Did the occasion get to the City players? What mistakes were made tactically? Is the diamond a viable formation against Chelsea? Should Suarez have been sent off? Should City have been awarded a penalty? What this result means for both teams.
2. Liverpool's next game against Norwich. Will it be a blow out? Injury to Sturridge and Henderson's suspension.
3. Preview United vs Everton. Moyes v Martinez. The season for United. Fellaini's season. Should RVP be sold?
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Ep 70 - Eric Wynalda and Pep Guardiola’s photograph get intimate

Posted by unitedandliverpoolfans on April 9th, 2014

Nipun (@nipunchopra7) and Gabe (@smitty46and2) were joined by Bayern fan Rafael (@noboa) to discuss ---

1. We review United's win against Newcastle. Interplay between Mata and Kagawa. Was it a direct result of introducing Chicharito as the striker?
2. Nipun rants about how awful the commentary was.
3. Review United's elimination from the champions league. Starting lineups and tactics. Evenly placed at halftime. Evra's goal and Bayern's domination. Who does Rafael want to see Bayern drawn against. Was Rooney's performance really bad? Is he a big game player?
4. Listener questions 
5. Liverpool's nervy win against West Ham. Credit to Sakho and we discuss the PKs and aerial challenge by Carroll on Mignolet.
6. Preview Liverpool v City. Title decider. Matchup in midfield. SASSY vs DeMichaelis.
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Episode 69 - We don’t need a funny title, it’s episode 69.

Posted by unitedandliverpoolfans on April 2nd, 2014

Nipun (@nipunchopra7) and Gabe (@smitty46and2) were joined by United fan Joshi (@BusbyMUFC) and Bayern fan Rafael (@noboa). We discuss ---


1. Liverpool's win against Spurs - Awful defending by Spurs. Own goal. Are Liverpool unstoppable? Is the squad overachieving? We ask the two United boys whom they would rather see win - City or Liverpool?

2. United v Villa - Benteke's blunders, Is Moyes taking more risks in the premier league now?

3. United v Bayern - Kagawa's surprising omission. Playing Giggs as a winger in a 4-4-2. Bayern's domination in the first half. Rafael's thoughts on Bayern under Guardiola vs Heynckes (listener question). For Joshi - does Moyesy deserve credit for this?  The excellent defensive performance by Rio and Vidic. Listener question about Buttner. With Schweini, Martinez and injured Thiago out, can United fans dream of a positive result at the Allianz?

4. Listener questions

5. Quick preview of United v Newcastle, Pool v West Ham

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Episode 68 - Someone sold Moyes a shitty Mercedes

Posted by unitedandliverpoolfans on March 26th, 2014

Nipun (@nipunchopra7) and Gabe (@smitty46and2) sit down to discuss ---

1. Which Liverpool players would belong in a boyband? Spoiler - no Suarez.
2. We review the game between Liverpool v Cardiff City. In spite of the early defensive lapses, Liverpool's incredible attacking play got them through another tricky encounter. We discuss SASSY again. Suarez has to the best player in the premier league currently.
3. Kleberson to Indy XI???
4. We simultaneously discuss everything that has happened with United in the last week. The comfortable wins against Olympiakos and West Ham united and the capitulation against City.
5. Nipun is confused whether he wants Moyes to stay or not. Nipun argues that Moyes got his tactics right against City. Gabe disagrees and challenges Nipun's biased view.
6. Listener questions/comments
7. Preview of Spurs v Liverpool.
Get in touch with us and share your opinions. We are very curious to hear your thoughts on the Moyes conundrum. Do you agree/disagree?
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Ep 67 (feat Dan Storey and Mayur Joshi) - In a parallel universe, United won

Posted by unitedandliverpoolfans on March 17th, 2014

Nipun (@nipunchopra7) and Gabe (@smitty46and2) were joined by United fan Joshi (@BusbyMUFC) and Liverpool fan Dan Storey. They discuss - 

1. Starting lineups and tactics. Sterling in the advanced playmaker role.
2. What was Moyes' plan for this game?  We talk about the possibility of playing 4 centrally-minded players up top.
3. Listener questions about Moyes' future.
4. The penalty shouts.
5. Is Moyes' future untenable? Should Mourinho or Guardiola have been signed instead? Nipun argues that Guardiola was not available and Mourinho should not have been signed. Joshi disagrees.
6. Are Liverpool favorites for the title based on their run-in?
We apologize for not addressing all our listener questions - there was so much we needed to discuss. But you should know we read all of them and they do, directly or indirectly, contribute to the conversation. So keep them coming.
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Episode 66 - Previewing United v Liverpool/Nipun thinks he’s better than the average football fan

Posted by unitedandliverpoolfans on March 11th, 2014

Nipun (@nipunchopra7) and Gabe (@smitty46and2) were joined by Tommy Riley. We discussed - 

1. Review United's win against West Brom. Fellaini's inclusion. The lack of interplay b/w RVP and Rooney. Can two world class strikers play together? central defensive pairings. 
2. How has Tommy enjoyed watching this Liverpool team flourish under Rodgers.
3. Injury updates, tactical lineups, key matchups, predicted lineups.
4. Score predictions- everyone unanimously agrees that United will win.
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Episode 65 (feat. Chuis Suarez) - The Welsh Wizard’s Wand

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. 
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Episode 64 - Does Nipun Chopra have to choke a b**** (and is that b**** named David Moyes?)

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.

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Episode 63 (feat. Phil Schoen) - Phil Schoen would beat Ray Hudson in a fist fight

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

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