Phil Schoen and Jeremy St. Louis make their Football Crazy debuts as Ernesto Valverde comes under fire following Barcelona's Copa del Rey defeat, Aston Villa break open the bubbly after hitting the Premier League jackpot, Inter and Atalanta clinch top four finishes at the death, and London travels to Baku to settle the first of the week's European Cup finals.
Gary Bailey makes his debut on this week's Football Crazy, alongside Kay Murray, as most of the leagues draw to close following a season some will be in a hurry to forget. Zidane and Mbappé send strong messages, but to whom? Plus, heartbreak and triumph at the finish line of the European Competition hunt, as a number of big names bid farewell ahead of embarking on new ventures.
On this week's Football Crazy, Manchester is divided once again as City lift the title and United stumble to the end of the season, while Liverpool focus on the Champions League Final after harshly taking second place in the EPL. Plus, Christian Pulisic says farewell to the league that set him up on the international map. Thomas Rongen explains the depths of Ajax philosophy and we check on LaLiga and Ligue 1‘s chances on accessing... Read more
On this week's Football Crazy, Maurizio Sarri takes an ungrateful Chelsea side back to the Champions League as Manchester United and Arsenal come up short. Plus, love for Getafe and Atalanta's unlikely top-four pushes, penalty pain for PSG, the fight for survival, Liverpool's injury-stricken battle on two fronts, and an insane abuse of VAR power in MLS.
On this week's Football Crazy, Neymar's fan-hitting, teammate-slamming antics steal the headlines following Rennes' incredible Coupe de France 'remontada', Messi lives up to his reputation again as Barca clinch La Liga, and not even a fear-clause can spare Real Madrid’s blushes at Vallecas. Plus, El Loco's goal giveaway, David De Gea's error-strewn April, the top four hot potato, and trash-talking Zlatan.
On this week's Football Crazy, the mood has changed at Manchester United, Kylian Mbappe is the heir to the G.O.A.T. Throne, PSG and Juve meh their way to league titles, and UCL dreamers Sevilla are mauled at the Coliseum.
This week’s Football Crazy kicks off with a 'titles on ice' theme as, even without Choupo-Moting on the pitch, PSG construed to not clinch the Ligue 1 crown again, SPAL put a dampener on Juve’s Scudetto procession, and La Liga’s rockbottom side, Huesca, took points off frontrunners Barcelona. Then we turn our attention to the other Spanish top-flight games with European implications, including Sevilla's 'El Gran Derbi' win over Be... Read more
On this week's Football Crazy, the gang tries to climb into the mind of viral sensation Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting following the Cameroonian's Ligue 1 title race sustaining goal-line clearance, before providing a scatological breakdown of Diego Costa's potty-mouthed tirade during Atletico Madrid's latest defeat to Barcelona (4:15). Then we pick over the wreckage of Dortmund's confidence-crushing Der Klassiker bludgeoning (11:40), mor... Read more
This week's Football Crazy begins its journey at Balaidos - the scene of Iago Aspas' resurrection - before climbing up the La Liga table to relive the latest episode of Lionel Messi getting inside Diego Lopez's head, off-the-leash Atletico Madrid's resounding win over Alaves, and Zinedine Zidane's eye-raising rotations squeaking past bottom-placed Huesca. Part Two kicks off with the Premier League title race, which is alive and we... Read more
On this week's Football Crazy, Lionel Messi finds out the hard way that nothing much has changed with the Argentinean national team (00:51), a sense of lethargy hangs over Tite's Brazil (7:06), Tata Martino gets off to a flying start with Mexico (10:55), while Gregg Berhalter's third game in charge of the USMNT divides opinion (15:08). Special guest (and proud Nigerian) Sulaiman Folarin joins us in Part II to discuss the frenetic ... Read more
On this week's Football Crazy, Zidane brings the old gang back together as a fuzzy feeling returns to Real Madrid (3:40), Messi exhausts Ray Hudson's vocabulary (13:00), and Griezmann rethinks his 'decision' as the wheels begin to fall off at Atleti (19:00). Then it's over to MLS land, where Wayne Rooney and Cincinnati bagged three goals apiece (25:30), before turning our attention to the FA Cup quarter-finals and a successful Sund... Read more
This week's Football Crazy kicks off with the bombshell news from Spain that Zinedine Zidane has reassumed his position as Real Madrid manager. The crew also discusses Los Blancos' weird week, Sergio Ramos' Q&A session with Sergio Ramos (5:30), and the the rest of the LaLiga action (18:20). The conversation then turns to Copa Libertadores and the scandal involving Paraguayan club Libertad and former manager Leonel Alvarez (27:40). ... Read more
On this week's Football Crazy, Real Madrid's 87-year-old Clasico record goes up in smoke, Getafe climb fourth, fatalism sets in for Liverpool fans, Balotelli makes himself viral, and Mourinho covers all the bases.
On this week's Football Crazy, the pod crew picks its collective jaw off the floor following Sunday's mesmerizing EFL Cup Final finale and looks ahead to this week's Clasico double-header with gusto. The pod kicks off in England, where Maurizio Sarri struggled to put manners on the world's most expensive goalkeeper, a bruised and battered Manchester United took two points off arch rivals Liverpool's title hopes, Tottenham got Bur... Read more
On this week's Football Crazy, the gang looks back on perhaps the most illustrative La Liga weekend of all time as Leo Messi saved Barca, Sevilla were awful on the road, Atletico Madrid won 1-0 through an Antoine Griezmann goal, Valencia drew and, the piece de resistance, Sergio Ramos received red card. But alas, the 'Hay Liga' tag may not be applicable anymore following Real Madrid's stunning second-half no-show against Girona -... Read more
On this week's Football Crazy, Real Madrid continue their resurgence with a Wanda-ful showing in El Derbi, and a San Mamés stalemate sees Barcelona's lead cut to six points. Basically, Hay Liga. The gang then turns its attention to Tuesday's box-office Champions League clash (no, not Roma vs. Porto), and the degree to which perceptions have changed since then high-flying Paris Saint-Germain were drawn against a Manchester United c... Read more
On this week's Football Crazy, the gang gets braced for an epic trilogy of the beautiful game's most box-office derby, the prelude to which saw Messi saving the day for Barca once again, while Real Madrid recorded a morale-boosting win ahead of their midweek trip to the Camp Nou. Elsewhere, ol' milky veins himself, Alvaro Morata, drew a blank on his Atletico Madrid bow while Sevilla's miserable week was compounded with a loss to C... Read more
On this week's Football Crazy, Alvaro Morata returns to Madrid (Atletico this time), it's Benzema's time to shine, and Messi can't stop scoring. In France, Jardim retakes the reins at Monaco, Super Mario's debutant heroics aren't enough for Marseille and PSG win but can't shake the whiff of looming crisis. Elsewhere, Kev Bauer reports on Berhalter's USMNT managerial bow, Juve tease the rest of Serie A, there's Cup Magic in En... Read more
On this week's Football Crazy, Diego Lainez gets off to a winning start to life in La Liga, Ivan Cuellar takes a knee... to the head, Martin Braithwaite has a week to remember, Luka Modric gets over his World Cup hangover and Atleti find form in the fog. In France, potty-mouth Thierry Henry takes his frustrations out on VAR after latest Monaco humiliation, PSG serve up a freezing cold dish of revenge to Guingamp and a last-minute ... Read more
On this week's Football Crazy, the gang goes deep on LaLiga chat as Barcelona duo outscores every other side, Santi Solari rides his luck while subjecting Isco to more bench blisters, Iñaki Williams scores his first home goal since Donald Trump became president, Antoine Griezmann secures the archetypal Atleti result, Real Madrid's top scorer nets three for Rayo, and Valencia, you guessed it, pick up a point. In the Premier League ... Read more