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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 ...
 
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In this episode we start off with chat about the European Championships. James was at Wembley to see England beat Croatia, there's discussion of some of the other games over the weekend plus what happened with Christian Eriksen and how it was covered by broadcasters/UEFA. We then delve into the world of transfers with analysis of our interest in Br…
 
Welcome to a brand new episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, the number one podcast about Arsenal Women. For the latest episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim talks to BBC journalist, broadcaster and commentator Chris Slegg about his and Patricia Gregory’s new book ‘A History of the Women’s FA Cup Final’, released to commemorate the 50th anniv…
 
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 …
 
On this week's show I chat to Clive Palmer about the transfer window ahead, what the work we do will tell us about the people doing it and the direction they're pushing us in, changing some of the old guard, letting new leaders emerge, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, what our pursuit of a centre-half might mean for William Saliba, and lots more. Follow Cli…
 
In this episode we chat about the reaction to Arsenal 'missing out' on Emi Buendia, as the Norwich man is set to join Aston Villa. We examine why it felt to many like a big blow, as well as discussing the mechanics of the transfer window, the way that rumours develop via the media, how information spreads, and the way that fans react to it. We also…
 
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 h…
 
In this episode I'm joined by Lewis Ambrose to discuss the issue of squad depth. With no Europe next season, how far do we need to trim the numbers – at times last year Arsenal had a 33+ man panel. Who might be able to provide versatility to cover in various positions? Just how much midfield recruitment do we need, taking into account some of the n…
 
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 Azzur…
 
In this episode we chat about the European finals that took place over the last week, instilling a winning culture at a club, being smarter with resources, what the constant centre-half rumours might mean for William Saliba's Arsenal future, Granit Xhaka's links to Roma, and how we might be able to fund transfers this summer. There are listener que…
 
In this episode I'm joined by Amy Lawrence to discuss the season just gone. If it felt surreal for us, what was it like for the players? We chat about the final day, a litany of changes behind the scenes, what Mikel Arteta might have learned from this season, the need for stronger checks and balances when it comes to recruitment, putting the right …
 
In this bonus episode I'm joined by Tim Stillman to review the 2020-21 season for Arsenal Women. We chat about the overall performance, some of the issues that the team had to deal with, and how an ongoing internal review might address them. Tim picks out a couple of players who shone during the campaign, discusses the squad rebuilding job to be do…
 
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 Ch…
 
In this episode we reflect on the 2-0 win over Brighton on the final day of the season, and bid a not particularly fond farewell to this campaign overall. Still, there were positives, such as the fans being back in the stadium, Nicolas Pepe's goals and strong end to the season, and we also chat about signing Martin Odegaard permanently, and the goo…
 
In this episode I'm joined by Chris Wheatley from Football London to discuss the 3-1 win over Crystal Palace, two goals for Nicolas Pepe, one for Gabriel Martinelli, and how both players have been used throughout this season. We also chat about a quiet night for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and what the win means for our European 'hopes' for next sea…
 
For the latest episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim talks to BBC journalist, broadcaster and commentator Chris Slegg about his and Patricia Gregory's new book 'A History of the Women's FA Cup Final', released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the competition. In the book, Chris and Patricia have uncovered a string of hitherto unknown fac…
 
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 sc…
 
In this episode we discuss Leicester's win over Chelsea in the FA Cup final; the decision made over the future of David Luiz and whether the Brazilian was a good signing for the club; Willian potentially following him out the door; we assess links to Southampton's Ryan Bertrand who has been mooted as a possible signing this summer; and wonder about…
 
In this episode I'm joined by James Benge to talk about Arsenal's 1-0 win over Chelsea in midweek, another stand-out performance from Emile Smith Rowe whose stature continues to grow, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's reaction to being taken off, and how it raised the prospect of overtaking Sp*rs (good) and the Europa Conference League (probably not so g…
 
In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim and Alex take listener questions around summer signings and departures, discuss the news of Jill Roord's departure to Wolfsburg and the likely arrival of Mana Iwabuchi from Aston Villa. There are also questions on whether Katie McCabe will play at left-back next season, which players have been a su…
 
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…
 
In this episode we discuss the 3-1 win over West Brom which saw Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe shine, Nicolas Pepe score a belter, and Willian finally breaking his duck with a late free kick. We chat about the game, team selection mayhem, Saka finally playing at left-back, and the need to be 'ruthless' in the summer. After that there are listener…
 
In this episode I'm joined by Tim Stillman and Tayo Popoola to talk about our elimination from the Europa League after the 0-0 draw with Villarreal last night. We chat about the game, the couple of chances we had in an overall poor performance, the lack of urgency in such a big game, Mikel Arteta's subs (again), and how, over the two legs, we didn'…
 
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