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02.28.14 - February 28, 2014
Friday is here and Ollie and Rafa send you off to the weekend and the foreseeable future. They say their thank yous, as well as future predictions for major upcoming football events. We thank you for all your support and hope you continue to enjoy the football.
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02.27.14 - February 27, 2014
It's the Thursday edition of World Football Daily and we spend the majority of the show reviewing the Champions League match play from the weekend. We also inform the good audience of some impending news for the show. So tune in a make sure you listen.
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02.26.14 - February 26, 2014
Wednesday is here and Champions League is still gracing us with its presence. Graham Ruthven of One World Sports joins Ollie to review the Champions League Results from Tuesday and look ahead to the Wednesday night matches as well. Manchester United have a complete collapse in Greece, falling 2-0 to Olympiacos. The pressure just contines to mount on David Moyes. Suddenly we are hearing about last minute meetings being held by the higher-ups in he club to discuss the Moyes job-situation. We also look at the Dortmund result which should see the German side through when they return home for the second leg. Of course tonight, we see the return of Drogba to Chelsea. Does Jose have the leg up in the pre-match mind game front? Is this where Schalke bow out to Spanish giants Real Madrid? All these questions are answered by Graham. And then Rafa comes on to give his two pence on the Champions League action too!
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02.25.14 - February 25, 2014
Tuesday show is here and it's a Champions League Match Day. Our guest for the day is Kit Holden and he comes on to talk primarily about the German representatives in Champions League and Europa League knock out round play. Borussia Dortmund had a minor set back at the weekend being beaten heading into their Tuesday clash against Zenit St. Petersburg. We see whether or not Dortmund have bowed out of the league competition for success in Europe. We also look at Schalke's chances of ruining Real Madrid's la Decima.
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02.24.14 - February 24, 2014
It's the Monday show of World Football Daily which means you have a ton of football to catch up on from the weekend. Our guest for the day is Graham Hunter who gets to talk about Real Madrid finding their way to the top of la Liga. But it that their goal for the season? Or is la Decima the be-all, end-all for los Blancos. Plus, should we be shocked that Real Sociedad beat Barcelona 3-1? Are there other teams in la Liga worth talking about outside of the new Top Three? What does Sociedad's win say for City who just went down to FCB are home at the Etihad midweek. Graham gives us his opinion on all this and more. Rafa come on the program to talk about some Ligue 1 football, a shocking, but telling result from Borussia Dortmund, and whatever else he can squeeze into the program that isn't Rangers.
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02.21.14 - February 21, 2014
The Friday edition of the show is here and we at World Football Daily are still coming down from our Champions League and Europa League highs. Our guest for the day is the London-based writer for the Times, Rory Smith. Rory comes on to dive deeper into the story of Mesut Ozil and his time at Arsenal. Have his teammates given up on him or can he find the form he started the Premier League season off with again? What chances do the Arsenal really have going back to Munich for the second leg? We also look at some results from the Europa League with Swansea putting on an incredible performance against Rafa Benitez' Napoli, but didn't manage to come away with any positive results. Spurs ended up with some chaotic defending that led to a late goal to put them down going back to White Hart Lane against their former boss Juande Ramos. Rory Smith gives us an incredible review of the football from midweek. Rafa comes on the program to talk about the Europa League matches that he watched yesterday. On top of that, the boys play some I Know The Score and look at the Major League Soccer purchase of Chivas USA. We send you off to the weekend in the best possible way.
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02.20.14 - February 20, 2014
It a big Thursday on today's program and we're excited to talk about a ton of football from around the world. Kim Tate joins Ollie to talk Liga MX as the first guest of the day. She talks about the only unbeaten team in Mexico, Cruz Azul who under Luis Fernando Tena who seems to get the best out of his players, including Marco Fabian. We also discuss the headline grabbing transfer of the MLS Golden boot winner to Queretaro FC. Camilo Sanvezzo has yet to make the start for his new club which begs a question or two from those who challenged the move. Plus, Kim explains why Leon and Santos Laguna have been struggling this tournament. Then, Kim holds Ollie's hand as we dive further into South America for some Copa Libertadores too! Will Tidey joins the program next to review all the Champions League action from Tuesday and Wednesday. The World Football writer for the Bleacher Report tells us whether or not the triple punishment of a red carded keeper or defender who denies a goal scoring opportunity should be changed or kept the same. Are the referees doing a poor job in Europe? Who, aside from AC Milan this week, look like they still have a real chance of progressing on in the tournament after going down in their first leg matches? All these questions are answered and more. Then Rafa comes on the program to help dive deep into the Arsenal v Bayern Munich match, as well as the AC Milan v Atletico match before he and Ollie try to wrap up the show with a little Europa League discussion.
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02.19.14 - February 19, 2014
So much to say, but we're going to leave it to the pod to get it all out. Our guest for the day is a dear friend of ours who used to work here in North America for Fox Soccer, but has taken his talents back overseas to the UK where Eoin O'Callahan has been covering football still, but expanded his horizons to various other sports. We get to talk about the Champions League with Eoin today, reflecting back at the Manchester City loss to Barcelona and trying to sort out what the Citizens could have done better to combat the perennial powerhouse that is FCB. We also get the shortest response ever from Eoin when we discuss PSG's domination of Bayer Leverkuensen last night in Germany. Then, it's on to tonight's matches where Arsenal host the German giants Bayern Munich and AC Milan host Atletico Madrid in the first ever meeting between the two. And since it's going on and we're fans of sport in general, Eoin and Ollie squeeze in a little Olympic discussion. Rafa also comes on to talk about the Donkey of a defender that is Martin Demichelis, but still manages to praise City in their play yesterday. Rafa also stands up for Manuel Pellegrini for his open criticism of the referees in Tuesday night's match. You'll have to have a listen to the show for the full explanation.
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02.18.14 - February 18, 2014
The Champions League is back and we're set to explode waiting for kick off today. Our guest for the day is Spanish football writer Paul MacDonald who joins us ahead of tonight's matches to talk about the three teams still competing in Europes greatest club competition. With tonight's fixtures featuring the gigantic clash of Manchester City and FC Barcelona, we try to see what separates these two highly talented squads. It's almost getting too hard to tell which team has an upper hand in the battle, and most people are already tipping the match to be an instant classic. But we try to take a realistic point of view as we touch on tonight's matches with Paul. It's been a while since we had Paul on last so we jump at the opportunity to look ahead to Atletico's clash with AC Milan and Real Madrid's clash with Schalke. Rafa comes on next to give his opinion on the Champions League returning to our televisions before he and Ollie get off track with a little Beckham and Miami FC discussion.
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02.17.14 - February 17, 2014
Monday is here and the amount of football to talk about seems endless. Our guest for the day is the Telegraph's very own Jonathan Liew to help us review the massive news coming out of the FA Cup weekend. Hard to tell where to start, but rest assure, we get Jonathan's opinion on the call that never came from England's best referee and World Cup representative in Howard Webb. There was a sure fire penalty on Liverpool star Luis Suarez, and the no call begs the question, why? Why didn't Webb make the call that everyone else, including Arsenal supporters seem to recognize. Surely Howard Webb is above being a subjective official who takes out his personal bias on players he dislikes. Manchester City dispatched of Chelsea, claiming back their home ground after being beaten by the Londoners at the Etihad in the league recently. We get Liew's opinion on whether Jose and his men were OK with dropping out of the FA Cup. What does the other side of the Merseyside Derby have in store for the rest of the tournament. The Toffees struggled a bit in the first half, but managed to step up to the task at hand in the second. Plus, we look at how the fixture build up might affect those teams still competing in Europe.

Rafa comes on after Jonathan to give us his opinion on the FA Cup action. We even get a little bit of the Arsenal-apologist from Rafa as he stands up for Wenger's men and even some of Wenger's comments back towards Jose Mourinho who called out the Arsenal boss as being a Specialist in Losing. Rafa also brings up the interesting results coming out of the three horse title race in la Liga. Sure Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid both bagged three goals from their fixtures, but it was Barcelona who raised the bar, scoring 6 goals from 5 different players, along with 5 different players providing assists on the goals. Regardless, if you're playing any Spanish team in the Champions League, be afraid. Ollie also reviews all the major football results coming out of Germany, Italy and France. Make sure you join in the discussion by emailing the show or chiming into the WFD social network. Enjoy the show.
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02.14.14 - February 14, 2014
The Friday show is here and we're sending you off to the weekend fully prepped and ready for all the football to be had at the weekend. Our guest for the day is the English football writer Chris Winterburn who helps us look back at some of the Premier League fixtures during the week before we look ahead to the massive football to be played in the FA Cup. We have some massive match ups this weekend with the main one being Chelsea traveling back to Manchester City to give us a rematch of a Monday Night meeting two weeks ago. Jose Mourinho's little horses take on the thoroughbreds that are Manchester City and more than likely, there are plenty of reasons why Manuel Peligrini's men will want to exact revenge. We also lucky enough to get another rematch when Liverpool hosts Arsenal this Sunday. Will Arsene Wenger's men be able to make up for the embarrassment they faced last weekend? Winterburn gives us his thoughts on the chances of Arsenal facing complete collapse in the face of a clearly tough schedule ahead of them. We are really lucky to have such interesting football to watch this season in England and Chris helps us preview this.

Rafa comes on to give everyone some sane advice for Valentine's Day, because oh yes, it's that wonderful time of the year that every sucker... uhhh, every man gets dragged into. Once we get past the Valentine's Day discussion, it's on to some major football talk from Spain where Rafa brings up a derby to end all derbies. Sort of. Real Madrid Castilla takes on Barcelona B in the Segunda Division version of el Clasico. Once we get past this, the boys talk about serious Primera Division football from la Liga with a discussion on the mental fortitude of Atletico Madrid. Then it's on to some Serie A talk before the boy send you off for the weekend.
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02.13.14 - February 13, 2014
Thursday is here and with it brings a bit of competition to our airwaves. You see, Ollie and Rafa are unable to link up to record anything today, but that only spurs on a bit of competition in today's show. Sure, Juice is going to talk about the disappointing two hours we wasted on Arsenal v Manchester United, along with other pretty straight forward results like Barcelona reaching the Copa del Rey final to set up another el Clasico for us this year. But because Ollie was unable to link up with Rafa today, he threw down a challenge to see who could bring on the best guest and produce the best interview for the day. All this means for you is that you get top shelf football talk with some brilliant minds.

Ollie decided to take it straight to Rafa and the North American listeners of the show when he brings on the lovely Kim Tate to talk Liga MX and the Xolos from Tijuana. Americans seem to be influencing Liga MX beyond the boarder town of TJ, but we start there as the Xolos travel to Santos Laguna where both teams look desperate to get a win. Santos found a way to get through their Argentinian opponent in Copa Libertadores, but their striking duo up top have been running a little dry when it comes to bagging goals. There is a special connection most American soccer supporters have with Xolos and that's where we focus this discussion though, especially since Kim has had some incredible access to the club. Her passport must be getting filled pretty quickly as she talks about the connections that Xolos have with San Diego, as well as the way they scrapped by at home to Monterrey.

Rafa brings on a special guest, close to his heart... pun completely intended. In a bid to top Ollie's guest, Rafa's flexes his European football knowledge by bringing on a guest to talk about Scottish football, particularly Rangers FC. Yes, it is his club, but knowing that he rarely gets the opportunity to talk about RFC and Scottish football, Rafa jumped at the opportunity. David Edgar, host of Heart and Hand, The Rangers Podcast, joins Rafa to talk about the state of Scottish football and whether or not there is any hope for the future of it. The boys reflect on life in the lower leagues of Scotland, which includes peeing in hedges, learning names of clubs that are impossible to pronounce, and gaining new friends on the way back to the top flight of Scotland. David explains the main issues plaguing Rangers today, both on and off the pitch, as well as potential League Cup success. And just so you don't think it's all Rangers, David breaks down the title chase in England and why we are witnessing a football anomaly.

Plenty of football to kick about this Thursday and even more to look forward as the weekend approaches. So plug in and let us know what interview you enjoyed more!
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02.12.14 - February 12, 2014
It's the Wednesday edition of World Football Daily with plenty to kick about with midweek football coming from all around the globe. Our guest for the day is the legendary European football writer and dear friend for the show, Andy Brassell. Andy joins us from Germany where he is covering the German Cup, attending the Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Dortmund yesterday and making an appearance at Hamburg v Bayern Munich tonight. Dortmund get a big win to keep their hopes for silverware alive as they scrap past Frankfurt. Andy tries to explain why Dortmund have struggled some this season to live up to the expectations of football fans around the world. The Brass also talks about the tough story of Robert Lewandowski who is dealing with false accusations of hitting a kid and having his Porsche vandalized. Andy also explains what sort of expectations Bayern Munich have on them this season from fans and as you can imagine, invincibility is not out of the question. Hamburg may not have much hope against Bayern, but we try to figure out how to solve the problems at that club with Andy. We wrap up with Andy on the topic of Julian Draxler and the potential move to Arsenal during the January transfer window.

Rafa then comes on the program to talk about his daughter's pink eye and how it allowed him to watch plenty of football yesterday, which in turn was a great thing for the show because Ollie missed out on much of it because of his commentating of a Tennis tournament in Mississippi. We break down exactly who will step up and grab hold of this Premier League title and Rafa asks for credit for sort-of calling the Chelsea/West Brom match. Ollie talks about the importance of the Arsenal v Manchester United fixture tonight for both clubs who seem to be teetering on collapse in many different ways. The boys also discuss the incredible two-legged affair between Fiorentina and Udinese with wonder goals coming from all over the place. Then of course there was the Copa del Rey action which saw Ronaldo and Bale both drawing a penalty that CR7 kindly put away to completely demoralize an Atletico Madrid side who may have been checked out of this competition already. And we wrap up the show with some bone-head moves from Rafa and Ollie yesterday. Make sure to tune in and find out what happened to them.
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02.11.14 - February 11, 2014
It's the Tuesday edition of World Football Daily and there is more football than you can shake a stick at today. Let's start things off with our guest who is the first Spanish football correspondent we've had in a while. Joseph Sexton joins the program to talk about the King's Cup and Atletico Madrid's chances in the return leg against Real Madrid tonight. The Madrid derby seems a little out of reach for Atletico, but the last time they beat Real by four goals was when Luis Aragones was in charge. So maybe, just maybe, the heavens may be looking down on Atletico to help them out a little. Joseph also looks at the shock losses that Atletico have managed to rack up in recent play, but they still manage to be atop la Liga. We look at the transfer window moves made by Atletico and the rest of la Liga, before looking at the other side of the Copa del Rey tomorrow. Sexton also looks at the strange story of Karim Benzema who recently reached the same scoring tally as the Original Ronaldo.

Rafa comes on the program to play some IKTS with Ollie as we look at the mid week fixtures from the English Premier League. Once again, Rafa has a couple interesting perspectives on consistency and potential upsets in the matches today and tomorrow. Before that though, Ollie gets us lost in Copa Libertadores as we discuss the disappointing style of play coming from Argentinian football. This wander into South American football sets off a tremendous debate between Ollie and Rafa as to whether or not Ronaldinho would be able to slot in to the current Swansea City starting 11. We end up posting a poll which can be found on the home page of World Football Daily so make sure you give us your opinion and then write in with your reasoning. Thanks for listening as always and we appreciate all the facebook messages, tweets and emails.
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02.10.14 - February 10, 2014
The football has been non-stop this past weekend, but the sporting world in general is going off the chain! It's the Monday edition of World Football Daily and we hope you are strapped in and ready for a show full of good sports talk.

Our guest for the day is a football writer for the Daily Mail and a good friend of the show. Sami Mokbel joins the program today to review all the majors stories coming out of England this past weekend. Without question, one of the biggest stories coming out of the Premier League this weekend is the absolute demolition of Arsenal at the hands of Liverpool. It was this fixture that starts off a hellish run of matches for the Arsenal this month and next. It was this fixture that Arsene Wenger needed to get right to make sure that his team could stay top of table. But unfortunately, it looks like it's this fixture which might start a long and demoralizing slide from the pole position in the Premier League. The other main topic of discussion coming out of the Premier League this past weekend is the sad result that United got hosting Fulham. Fulham picked up a late goal to tie Manchester United 2-2 at Old Trafford and it looks like the whole of Manchester are turning their backs on David Moyes now. Lots of other results and stories to kick about with Sami and we're happy to have him on to discuss them.

Rafa comes on after Sami to talk football, yes, but also to generally have fun looking at the sporting world as a whole. For example, Rafa and Ollie bring up the story of Michael Sam of Missouri who will be drafted in the NFL and has come out as an openly gay football player. Rafa, Ollie and the show are more than happy to support Sam in his journey in to the professional ranks and Rafa even points out that he thinks the NFL will really come to the support of their players who come out, probably more so than what we would see in European football. Of course, the Olympics are going on, and we're all happy to admit that we definitely got distracted by several of the competitions. In terms of football, Ollie sticks it to Rafa who claimed that Fulham are Manchester United's bogey team with no real evidence. Rafa also sticks to his theory that Moyes has until next season to show results for himself. The boys also review some Italian football where Ollie was right to worry that Juventus would slip up this weekend against Verona, but Roma were unable to capitalize on this as the Rome Derby ended 0-0. Rafa brings up the potential loan move of Brazilian no.1 Julio Cesar to Toronto FC before we sign off and send you on your way. We encourage you to write in with your thoughts: email us, tweet us, or catch us on the facebook. Whatever you do, just get involved.
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02.07.14 - February 07, 2014
As promised, World Football Daily finishes the week off strong. Our guest for the day is English football writer Nick Szczepanik who joins Ollie back in the UK, even though both he and Ollie were just in New York/New Jersey for the Super Bowl. It's somewhat of a tradition for us here on the show to have Nick after a Super Bowl and we make sure to quickly get his experience on this most recent Big Game. The two boys reflect on the impact that weather had on the game and it's general weekend before getting Nick's thoughts on the Bronco's collapse. Then it's down to the business for which we got the sports writer on. Two massive games at the weekend with Liverpool and Arsenal facing off on Saturday before Spurs host Everton on Sunday. Both will have massive implications on the league table and we talk to Nick about what we should expect to see from the league leaders and those fighting for a place in Europe, if not the title.

Rafa joins Ollie to play a little I Know The Score, before the boys jump into other major fixtures to keep an eye on across Europe. Berbatov slots in up top for Monaco who host Paris Saint Germain, but will be offer enough to push the principality over the top? Rafa wonders what sort of records Bayern Munich will break this weekend while Ollie is over looking at the Bundesliga Champions and has moved on to the teams fighting for European spots in Germany. We also look at some significant matches in Serie A before Rafa closes the show with a little Major League Soccer discussion, starting with Bruce Arena getting a contract extension at the Los Angeles Galaxy. We look forward to the weekend and coming back on Monday with a show worth of topics to talk about.
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02.06.14 - February 06, 2014
He's Back! Yes, Oliver is back from his extended American Holiday which saw him in New York and New Jersey over the Super Bowl weekend. And now that he is back we happily put him straight to work. Ollie dives right into with our first guest, French football writer and contributor to various media outlets like Goal.com and more, Robin Bairner joins the program to catch us up on all that we've missed since the last time we've spoke. First things first, we jump into the Coupe de la Ligue where PSG continue their overall dominance of any opposition in their way. Zlatan seems to score wonder goals every other game his is playing in and this week was no different. The final is set with the Parisian giants taking on familiar foes Lyon as Bafetimbi Gomis getting the goal that put his side through. So we look ahead to what we can expect when these two teams clash in the final in a few week's time. We also look ahead to Ligue 1 action which kicks off tomorrow, previewing the matches to watch and what to let slide. We also discuss the transfer window and the move that never came to be with Clement and his agent deciding against the move to Newcastle. And are people finally turning sour grapes over Financial Fair Play and how it pertains to PSG? Robin explains it all.

Then Rafa joins the program to welcome back Ollie properly. Yes, we take a little bit of time to relive the dream vacation Ollie experience while here in the States, taking in the sights and sounds of NYC/NJ. But the boys quickly turn to business as Ollie came home to the terrible news of Michael Laudrup being sacked by Swansea City. Sure there were some massive rumors swirling around the club and it's manager, but Ollie argues that Laudrup could have taken this team even further than the League Cup success they found last season. We jump around a bit from there, talking a little bit about the Kim Kalstrom transfer from Arsenal, the relief that Atletico Madrid might have being able to bow out of the Copa del Rey, and we pay our respect to Luis Aragones again... because you really cannot over do it for this guy. Ollie and Rafa kick about the idea of Miami FC and David Beckham's influence on a city which is probably the toughest to succeed in when it comes to professional sport. It's really a love-fest here today though. So tune in and know that normality is restored. This is World Football Daily.
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02.05.14 - February 05, 2014
So Rafa may have lied a bit about Ollie's return. The Brit has not fully returned from Holiday, but we are expecting his return come Thursday. With that said, there is still some football to look at today and Rafa kicks things off with a Summer wish list from Jose Mourinho who has his heart set a three potential srtikers, in hopes of bringing in one of them. Rafa also talks about a day full of birthdays before we review some Cup compeitions from around Europe. Some wicked goals coming from the Udinese and Fiorentina clash last ight, as well as a sweet goal from Zlatan in the Coupe de ls Ligue. We hit up some transfer rumors and talk about Miami FC which will be announced today. Hope you enjoy it!
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02.04.14 - February 04, 2014
It's the Tuesday edition of World Football Daily and it should be the last day that Ollie is out so never fear, our Brit will be here. In the mean time, Rafa stands in without a guest today to talk about the big match from Monday night. Chelsea come away with all three points, in a game that carried a lot of firsts. Even though Jose is now saying that his team is a young horse who is a season away from racing the likes of City and Arsenal who are the grown horses in the title race, you can't help but think that it's just another mind game that the Special One is playing. With all this talk of Chelsea and City fighting for the title, why isn't anyone taking Arsenal seriously? Rafa also looks at some Spanish football, Copa del Rey action, plus Coppa Italia and Coupe de la Ligue too. Yes... that's a lot of cups in different languages.
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02.03.14 - February 03, 2014
Where to start on this Monday? Such a massive sporting weekend to review and Rafa does his best with a man down to the squad as Ollie is still away on holiday. Of course, Rafa gives his two pence on the US victory over South Korea, focusing on how the defense of the Americans is still shoddy and the Koreans very well may have been robbed of a goal. A friendly yes, but the US still needs to tighten up in the back. We also jump into some Spanish football as Atletico Madrid go top of the table after Barcelona lose and Real Madrid stumble to a draw. Cristiano Ronaldo may face further punishment after the straight red he received in the match against Bilbao. Rafa also pays respect to Luis Aragones who passed away at the age of 75 on Saturday in Madrid. We close the show with a little Italian and German discussion with records being broken and slaps being dealt all over.

Our guest for the day is a new one. Graham Ruthven is the English Premier League journalist for One World Sports and he joins Rafa to talk about the massive Monday Night Football match on tonight with Manchester City taking on Chelsea. With over 100 million viewers expected for this match, we analyze how important this league match is in the grand scheme of the Premier League table. Jose may have complained about 19th century football from West Ham, but will Chelsea resemble that same style of play against City? How has the edge in the clash of the rich? Graham answers these all, plus we go in to an uncharacteristic buy from the Arsenal when they picked up Kalstrom in the waning moments of the January transfer window. Lastly, we breakdown who we think will finish top four in the table come the end of the season.

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01.31.14 - January 31, 2014
Friday is here and Ollie is there... in New York City for the Super Bowl. But not to worry. Rafa steps in a delivers a legendary guest for you today in the form of US Soccer hero, Brian McBride. Rafa asks what the veteran thinks about Jurgen's approach to preparing for this Summer's World Cup and how it differs from what he went through. We get an insiders perspective on what it takes to be successful come tournament time from some one who help take the United States as deep in the competition as we've ever gone. We also talk about the level of competition for places on the 23 man roster, as well as passing on the Captain America mantle to Landon Donovan. Rafa and Brian look at what the Americans can expect from South Korea this Saturday in Carson. And finally, Rafa asks what Brian thinks about the top American players coming home to play in Major League Soccer. Make sure to have a listen and find out how you can personally meet the living legend this weekend at the Stub Hub Center before the match.
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01.30.14 - January 30, 2014
Thursday is here at World Football Daily and unfortunately, Ollie is in transit to New York for the Super Bowl so he won't be joining us today. Rafa steps in to deliver a shorten show today to review some of the major talking points from the midweek football. The theme of the show is the Strong get Stronger and the weak are whatever. Starting off talking about the incredible finish to Bayern Munich's match last night where Pep's men left it late to come away with the result with Pizarro grabbing the late tying goal after being subbed on for the disgruntled and want-away Toni Kroos before Alcantara nailed an unbelievable injury time winner with a must-see bicycle kick. Then we talk about the utter dismantling of Spurs at the hands of the potential Quadruple winners Manchester City. Next, we head to Barcelona where Rafa swears the distractions off the pitch are what the players on the pitch needed to get their game back. Then we give Juice a little bit of credit for his West-Midlands Derby which can be argued as an entertaining match, but Rafa could care less. He wraps up the show with the news of LA Galaxy's USL Pro division side and what sort of impact that will have on US Soccer in general. Could he be stretching the realm of possibility here?? Maybe. But the argument is compelling nonetheless.
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01.29.14 - January 29, 2014
It's the midweek edition of World Football Daily and we have a brilliant show to bring to the ears of the masses. Our guest for the day is an MLS Champ and Sporting KC forward Soony Saad. We take a trip down memory lane wit Soony, trying to re-live the path he and his club took to win the MLS Cup, including his appearance in the Conference Semifinals. The boys discuss the advantages of home field advantage and playing the final at home. As great as it was to win, Soony explains how he quickly got back to business, taking time in his short off-season to stay on top of his fitness to prep for the upcoming season. SKC are more than ready to play for a repeat even though they understand they have a target on their backs. The next target for Soony and SKC is the Champions League, and we here at WFD more than support that venture. And finally, we talk about life in pre-season training, new signings and acquisitions, and hazing in the SKC locker room.

Plenty of Premier League to react to with Mata coming to the rescue at Manchester United as they overcome Cardiff City, Liverpool owning Merseyside Derby rivals Everton, and more football from England tonight. We also catch you up on some tax issues at Barcelona and how Real Madrid are tied to some of this. Rafa bring up a couple transfer rumors like Rio Ferdinand heading to LA Galaxy, Newcastle being linked to a French midfielder to replace their French midfield, and several other notes. We bring up an email that shares a video from Argentinian football where the referee says no more yellow cards. And Rafa talks about kit deals as Manchester United are in a bidding war for their next kit manufacturer. Will it be Puma, Warrior, Adidas or Nike again? So much more covered in the show, so take the time to have a listen and you'll be sure to enjoy.
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01.28.14 - January 28, 2014
Today we have a massive show for you all. Make sure you are packing your Passport because we are all over the place today. Our first guest of the day is English football writer Chris Winterburn who joins us ahead of the match he is attending tonight. We are looking at the midweek Premier League schedule which brings about a couple jewels to watch, including the Merseyside Derby. We also see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer return to Old Trafford to play his old club Manchester United. We ask whether or not Chris expects a warm welcome for the Baby Face Assassin in his return. We also talk about the departure of Johan Cabaye from Newcastle and what sort of affect it will have on Pardew's club who have failed to find consistent form in the League this season. Will they have enough to get over Norwich City, probably, but that's not saying much. There are two matches that really stand out on Wednesday and that is the London derby between Chelsea and West Ham, and of course the big clash between Spurs and Manchester City.

Our next guest is a great friend of ours and Major League Soccer stud for the Philadelphia Union. Michael Lahoud joins Ollie to play some I Know the Score for the midweek fixtures in England. Why you ask? Well you must not be familiar enough with Mike then because if you listened to the show long enough, you know the Philly midfielder is always following the top flight football from around the world. We move on of course to talk about the upcoming MLS season and what expectations he has, as well as the club. Speaking of his club, we also talk about their latest signing and Rafa's home boy, Maurice Edu. Edu signed a 1 year loan deal with the option to buy. The Union have already said that the US International will be the heart of the midfield.

Finally, Rafa comes on to give his opinion on the whole Edu move to the Union and he re-tells the story behind his man-crush and his pilgrimage to Ibrox. Then the boys engage in a little Boot Porn. For today, the boys give you their top five boots of all time. The boys not only list their specific favorites, but they explain why each boot holds a special place in their hearts. They get a bit carried away, much like the show does today, but nonetheless it's a bunch of fun and we encourage you to get involved by sending your list of top boots to us.
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01.27.14 - January 27, 2014
Monday is here and the football from the weekend was a never-ending buffet of topics, fixtures, trades and transfers to talk about, but we manage to cover a lot of it. Our guest for the day is the Asian and Australian football correspondent for One World Sports and many other media outlets. We are talking primarily about the A-League down under today with John Duerden. We hardly ever bring up Australian soccer, primarily because it's difficult to organize a time that is reasonable for both sides of the interview, but we manage it this time. It's been nearly four years since John's been on last, but we hit the ground running, comparing the new A-League to something a little more familiar in Major League Soccer. We also talk a little bit about how Australia will be hosting the Asian Cup next year, going in to detail just how important the connection to the Asian Confederation has been for Australian football in general. Ollie asks what influence Alessandro Del Piero and Emile Hesky have on the league and it's supporters. We wrap up discussions with John discussing the Asian game and how it's grown since the hosting of the World Cup three cycles ago.

Rafa comes on of course and the boys break down some FA Cup review which was pretty straight forward. The highlight though comes in the next round where we see some major clashes like City and Chelsea, as well as Arsenal v Liverpool. Rafa even claims the winning goal for Ollie's Sheffield Wednesday in the name of US Soccer, than to Oguchi Onyewu. Of course, news of the Mata move has been circling the headlines since last week, but the move have been made final over the weekend, and the world is looking to see whether he will make an impact on David Moyes side in this season's campaign. Klaas Jan Huntelaar shows Schalke what they've been missing for five months as he scores in his first game back from injury. Milan manage to keep their heads and come back from an early deficit to beat a poor Cagliari.

Rafa brings up a little Major League Soccer talk as LA Galaxy are cleaning house and an email from an audience member who explains how Toronto got their man Defoe. And to wrap things up, the boys pick sides in a long standing debate over old school and new school boots. Rafa takes the new technology over the old school classics that Ollie sides with. Plus, we announce we are giving away a pair of the new Puma evoPOWER boots that are not even released for sale yet! Just click on the poll and give us your opinion on what boots are your style and we'll select a winner to send out the boots to.
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01.24.14 - January 24, 2014
Friday is here and we're happy to send you off to the weekend with a show that will help you to appreciate all the football that lies ahead. We have two guests lined up for you today to try and catch up from our program yesterday and to send you off with a complete perspective on the football going on this weekend.

Will Tidey of the Bleacher Report joins Ollie to talk about a variety of stories coming out of England. You're getting a complete FA Cup preview from the World Football Correspondent. Will gives us all the games worth watching, cause let's face it, there are literally too many to follow on Saturday especially. We also talk about the various transfer rumors swirling around the Premier League. It's not official, but might as well be. Juan Mata is set to make a move to Manchester United and could be playing for Moyes as early as next week. Stan Colymore and Twitter get into thanks to some racially charged tweets sent out by backwards headcases online. And finally, we get Tidey's opinion on the state of MUFC and the 999 call from a disheartened fan.

Kit Holden, German football writer for countless media outlets including but not limited to the Independent and Bundesliga UK, joins Ollie to help us welcome back the return of the Bundesliga. We are lucky to see a big match tonight with number 1 and number 3 in the table taking each other on. How much of a chance does Borussia Monchengladbach stand against Bayern Munich?? Well, Kit tries to answer that. Perhaps the loss of Robben will affect Pep's squad? We also get Kit's opinion on the comments made by Franck Ribery after he finished third in the Ballon d'Or voting. Robert Lewandowski gets charged with punching a kid it the head after some unfavorable gestures. Are Dortmund fans turning on Robert already? Is Dortmund under pressure to replace Lewandowski? And finally, are German football fans excited to see the return of Kevin de Bruyne? Kit answers all these questions and more.

Rafa joins the program to talk about how he deals with hard times that fall on his team, comparing himself to the 999 Caller who was shared in the early part of the show. He and Ollie also talk about the potential move of Cavanni to United. Are the English losing the plot in the papers, or could this rumor really come through? Rafa also hears that Hulk may be on the way to Monaco to stand in for Falcao while he is injured. This brings up the topic of how players prep for the World Cup. Looking at the Mata situation, the player is seeking a move away from Chelsea in part because he wants more playing time to showcase his skills to land a spot on the reigning champions of the World, Spain. But if we look at the Falcao instance, maybe this player's situation should have seen him coast through the remainder of the season to be in the best possible form heading to Brazil. So much to talk about in this show. Can another capitol team topple Juventus? Ollie sure has his fingers crossed and is openly backing Lazio for that game. Are you ready to listen yet? Good. Now go press play.
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01.23.14 - January 23, 2014
It's the Thursday edition of World Football Daily and the news is coming thick and fast. The news of FC Barcelona's misappropriation of funds regarding Neymar's transfer has come under a lot of scrutiny and Club President Sandro Rosell has even turned in his resignation because of the whole ordeal. This news has trumped the Copa del Rey result Barcelona managed to get this week. Rafa and Ollie also discuss the injury of Falcao and how ridiculous it was for Monaco to be playing one of the World's best in a League Cup game that they should have been able to handle without their big stars. Regardless, we may be without Falcao come this Summer in Brazil. Next, the boys talk about the shambolic way Manchester United dropped out of the League Cup at the feet of Sunderland. At least we know that United and David Moyes will be able to avoid a total embarrassment to rivals Manchester City in the final. Plenty to talk about in today's show, including your emails and tweets and more.
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01.22.14 - January 22, 2014
Its a brilliant midweek show on this Wednesday edition of World Football Daily. Our guest for the day is the translator for various Italian clubs up and down Serie A and Serie B, plus, commentator for Serie A and B, Patrick Kendrick joins the program for the first time in the history of the show. So kinda a big deal everyone. We get to see where Rafa went wrong with his prediction yesterday as Roma grab a cheeky goal through former Arsenal man, Gervinho. Juve go ahead and drop out of the Coppa Italia which leaves only the league to take... which is pretty much already taken... so that leaves the potential for transfers to be made. Milan take on Udinese and Fiorentina play Sienna in Coppa Italia tonight and Patrick gives us the preview.

Rafa comes on to talk a little about the complete ass-whipping that Manchester City dished out to West Ham. Negredo gets a should knock, but will that hold him or City back in the chase for the title? Sunderland can knock out David Moyes and Manchester United tonight, but even if that happens, Rafa is sure that the manager will be given through the summer to see what his line up looks like then. But news is not good as Rooney is on the top of the list for Real Madrid. How likely can the English star adapt to life abroad? Ollie and Rafa lay it out. Plus Juventus' Arturo Vidal has come out and said he is the best central midfielder in the world. Do you agree? Could he solve all the problems at Manchester United should that transfer rumor come to fruition? You'll have to press play to find out.
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01.21.14 - January 21, 2014
The Tuesday program of World Football Daily is here and there is so much to talk about, we literally run out of time in the day. Our guest for the day is the Telegraph's Jonathan Liew who helps us review all the talking points from the weekend in football across England. With United effectively knocked out of title retention, who is Jonathan's pick to take the title? Everton slip up a bit away at West Brom in some Monday night football, but does that prove that Martinez and his men don't have what it takes to finish in the top four? But that draw will do little to steady the shaky foundations at West Brom. We also take the time to preview some League Cup action where Manchester City will probably abuse the heck out of West Ham.

Rafa comes on the program to talk about the remodel of the Camp Nou in Barcelona. Ollie argues that the character of the stadium has been completely taken out of the historical structure. Rafa seems to believe that the updating of the stadium will only do good. You the audience also get the proper use of "Stroke" and "Slash". Plus some NFL news connection when Juice brings up the Seahawks Richard Sherman, comparing him with Franck Ribery. And finally, the two preview the Italian clash between AS Roma and Juventus. Press play and get stuck in.
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01.20.14 - January 20, 2014
Monday's edition of World Football Daily is here and ready for your ears to hear. There is plenty of football to talk about and Ollie starts things off in England where he rehashes the big clash of the weekend: Chelsea FC and Manchester United. A big win for Jose Mourinho's men, who admittedly say they have knocked United out of title contention this season for the league. We switch gears a bit with out guest. French football writer and correspondent Robin Bairner joins the program to talk about latest from Ligue 1. Zlatan nabs a brace with his PSG racking up another impressive scoreline against their competition at the weekend. But the still waters at PSG could be broken if transfer rumors are correct and Yohan Cabaye makes the move to the French capitol. Plus some Coupe de la Ligue discussion as well with Robin. Rafa comes on to argue that Swansea were more poor than Spur were good in the Londoners 3-1 win over the struggling Welsh side. Ollie and Rafa try to breakdown the potential move of Cabaye away from Newcastle. The boys also look at who were the real winners and losers from this past weekend in Serie A. Finally, Seedorf calls for a massive attitude adjustment from his Milan squad, but was that a bit too soon from the former player turned new manager? Hear our thoughts and send in your own!
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01.17.14 - January 17, 2014
It's the Friday edition of World Football Daily and we're heading in to the weekend with a head full of steam. Our guest for the day is the Daily Mail's Sami Mokbel who gets to us a little late, only because he's part of some breaking news regarding the sacking of Sunderland's director of football. On top of that, we talk about the massive clash between Chelsea and Manchester United. The first meeting between these two was hardly entertaining, but something tells us that Chelsea might have a point to prove against Moyes and his club. We also look at the top 4-6 clubs in the Premier League who all look to possibly pick up three points from their fixtures at the weekend, so might we be seeing some distance being put between the top of the table and the rest of the pack? Rafa joins the program for a little IKTS and to reflect on the other matches at the weekend.
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01.16.14 - January 16, 2014
The week may be winding down, but it also means extra motivation here at World Football Daily. We look take some time to look back at yesterday's matches across Europe, as well as look forward to the football on tonight! Our guest for the day is legendary European football writer and correspondent Andy Brassell. Our dear friend joins us to talk about the man making all the news surrounding his January transfer window move away from Liga Sagres in Portugal. It's Chelsea who won the race for the Benfica man, and that in itself will likely send the Belgium international Kevin de Bruyne back to Germany. And speaking of Germany, we get's Andy's thoughts on whether Dortmund will get pillaged during the transfer window or will they hold together and rally for the second half of the football year? Plus, does England need a Christmas break? The Top Brass gives us his opinion. And Andy also gives us his thoughts on a fantasy football documentary highlighting the intense Sevilla derby between Real Betis and Sevilla.

Rafa comes on to talk fantasy football documentaries as well. His American pride comes out as he talks about US Soccer in the Korean World Cup. The boys also discuss the massive meltdown going on at Saint Mary's. Southampton look like they are going to implode and we try to see if there is any hope in saving them. Ollie and Rafa also talk about the ESPN 30 for 30 specials leading up to the World Cup. So basically we're ready for the summer already!
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01.15.14 - January 15, 2014
It's the Wednesday edition of World Football Daily and we are hitting the transfer market hard, whether the transfer market is hitting back or not. Our guest for the day is French football correspondent Jonathan Johnson, who joins us from Paris. In case we hadn't beat the Ballon d'Or to death yet, we have to ask Jonathan about the video that surfaced where Zlatan tells Jurgen Klopp that he'd move to Dortmund for free just to play for the coach. Now whether that's a pipe dream or not, it's still a dream we find worth discussing. Of course there is plenty of real football to watch from France, including some Coupe de la Ligue action to look back on from yesterday, and more to look forward to tonight. Plus major transfer news coming out of Ligue 1. Rafa joins the program to talk about the validation Arsenal have every time their club is rumored for a talented footballer these days. Something we haven't been used to in a long while. Rafa and Ollie also talk about the Moyes revolution, or just the big trip the Manchester United boss took to scout potential players to bring in to his squad. Word on the street is Pogba and Vidal are to be coming from Juventus to join los Diablos Roja. Don't worry, you'll get it.
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01.14.14 - January 14, 2014
Well, to be quite honest for you, this Tuesday's show is going to focus heavily on the Ballon d'Or ceremony, trophy presentation, and surrounding awards.

Our guest for the day is a slight step away from discussion, but one of the Editors at Goal.com International, Carlo Garganese joins Ollie to talk about the Ballon d'Or trophy presentation ceremony and news coming out of Italy today. How much of a popularity contest is this whole fiasco? Should we continually be awarding individual play like this? It looks like Milan will be settling on Clarence Seedorf as the new manager for them. Is it too early for the former Milan man? Internazionale stumbled last night as a small conciliation for Ollie, but his club don't look like they will challenge the like of Juventus, Napoli, and Roma who look like they are finding their stride nicely these days. Coppa Italia graces our screens this midweek as well! We cover it all with Carlo on Tuesday's show.

Rafa come on the program to really beat this Ballon d'Or ceremony to death. We get the thoughts of the two boys on the ceremony, the tears shed, the terrible presenting, the fringe awards and more. Plus, the boys break down the tomfoolery behind the voting process for various awards: the Ballon d'Or, the Puskas Award, and the FIFA XI. Speaking of the FIFA XI, both Ollie and Rafa break this squad down completely and make an argument that Bayern could field this squad alone. Plus, Suarez to replace MESSI in the FIFA XI??? Oh yes, it's true. Press play and hear what we're talking about.
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01.13.14 - January 13, 2014
The week starts off with a ton of football to kick about. Our guest for the day is the legendary Spanish football writer and correspondent Graham Hunter. Even though he is joining us under the weather, he is still a master at what he does and the discussion is top quality. First things first, we talk about the clash at the top of the table between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Even though the game ended in a draw, the whole of the footballing world may be the better for it because it looks like we may have a real fight for the title this season. That's primarily because Real Madrid was able to make up ground on the leaders after scraping by Espanyol. Plus, there is the Ballon d'Or prize to give away today and we get Graham's last minute predictions. Rafa comes on the program to review some of the highlights from the Premier League weekend, including Alan Pardew losing his wits during the Manchester City match. Jermain Defoe scores a goal as he prepares to head to Toronto which prompts a discussion about whether or not TFC wish they got their man immediately instead of some time in February. That leaves a little bit of time for Spurs to take advantage of the super sub before sending him off. Rafa tries not to rub in the Allegri sacking too much, but it's hard not to when Ollie talks about his weekend's highs and lows. Press play to hear about it.
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01.10.14 - January 10, 2014
We close off the week strong with a very special guest too! A former Manchester United player and England international, Gordon Hill joins the program to talk about the current state of affairs at Manchester United. We get his expectations for the new boss David Moyes. We also talk about how he feels about the current squad of players. Should United try to salvage this season some how with a miraculous January window signing, or should they do as Rafa suggests and just wait for the summer for a massive roster overhaul. The two also discuss some other Premier League stories heading into the weekend. Then, we get the old England international to open up on how he thinks England will fair this Summer in Brazil, especially with Theo Walcott not available for the Three Lions. Rafa comes on the program to play a little IKTS with Ollie. It takes a while for the boys to get through it, but it gets sorted. Then they look at the rest of the weekend across Europe. Big games in Spain and Italy make for some good watching.
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01.09.14 - January 09, 2014
Massive show this Thursday. Hope you are ready.

Two guests on the program today. Joseph Sexton, Spanish football correspondent joins the program to talk about the return of Messi to the Barcelona line up in the Copa del Rey match against Getafe, scoring twice in extra time. Is Messi fit though to play the full 90 at the weekend, Joseph reports on the conditioning for the games best. Ollie also brings up the potential title contenders and Copa del Rey winners Atletico Madrid and the boys discuss whether they will legitimately push for the title or be picked apart by transfers away from the club. And what about Di Maria's gesture after being subbed early for Bale? Joseph explains whether he will get punished, plus he gives us his Ballon d'Or winner.

Next, a special treat for our audience as we bring on the new home-grown signing for the Columbus Crew, Matt Walker joins the program. We touch base with the player who has recently turn pro and who is beyond excited to play for the Crew, being a major supporter generally for the state of Ohio. We ask when was the moment he decided to be a professional and what sort of support he has had growing up and dedicating his life to the game he loved.

Rafa comes on to the program to talk more Major League Soccer. The League is making massive moves in the off-season. Today, we look particularly at the news coming out of Toronto where TFC look to bring in Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley. There was a massive Twitter debate that went on for hours @wfootballdaily, and we try to navigate the discussion, debate, arguments, and the general progression of US Soccer. What's your opinion on Michael Bradley's move potential move to TFC and what's the difference between his move and Dempsey's move. And finally, the boys break down the word, EUROSNOB. Just listen and you'll get it.
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01.08.14 - January 08, 2014
It's the mid week edition of World Football Daily and we're happy to pay tribute to a brilliant footballing legend from Portugal, Eusebio. Our guest for the day is PortuGOAL.net's very own Tom Kundert. Tom has been spreading the good word for Portuguese soccer in English for years now. Although the main reason we bring on Tom is a somber one, we try to celebrate the life of Eusebio, paying tribute to his career at club level, international, and of course, his time here in the states. Aside from that, we look forward to the weekend of fixtures in Liga Sagres, discussing the top teams and talents across the domestic league in Portugal. Rafa comes on immediately to talk about the massive loss of Fredy Montero to Seattle Sounders. He and Ollie try to sort out what it was that pushed him away and if there was any chance to keep him here in the MLS. Next, the boys go off on FIFA, the laughing stock of the footballing world, who came out and said the Qatar World Cup will be held in winter. Finally, the boys wrap up the show with an in depth discussion on homosexuality and the world's game after Thomas Hitzlsperger came out and openly stated his sexuality. As great as the support has been for Der Hammer, the boys both agree that the sad fact is that we need a man to come out while he is playing at the top level to shoulder the extreme pressures and attacks that will come with being openly gay in the sport just to stamp out the sad abuse that will most surely come with this player playing for his side. Do you agree or disagree? Let us know.
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01.07.14 - January 07, 2014
Day two of the new year for World Football Daily. So much stuff to talk about that it's hard to tell where to start. Our guest for the day is the Renaissance man of Italian football. A producer, writer, correspondent and commentator for Serie A, Richard Whittle joins Ollie to talk all things Italian football. Richard's Roma had a massive game against league leaders Juventus, but the capitol club failed to take advantage of the situation, losing 3-0. Richard tries to explain what happened and how his club let three past while picking up a couple cards. Fiorentina and Napoli look to be cruising after their results from Sunday and Monday, and we also look ahead to some Coppa Italia with Richard as well. Rafa comes on the program to talk about the 100 or 200 million pounds that Moyesie has in the war chest to spend. Should he try to save United's season in the January transfer window or be smart about the money his club's spends and maybe wait until after this season. The boys also bring up the curious case of Camilo Sanvezzo from Vancouver Whitecaps. Is his a Liga MX player or will he be staying in MLS. Plus, the household names that should be known by all! Listen in and find out who we are talking about.
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01.06.14 - January 06, 2014
World Football Daily is back in a big way! Oliver and Rafa come back to the microphones to kick it as only this Brit and American can! Our guest for the day is the Telegraph's very own Jeremy Wilson. Jeremy joins the show to talk about the Premier League at the midpoint of the season, coming in to the new year. Arsenal are atop the table and we get his thoughts on how they might be able to stay there. We also look at who have the biggest opportunity to make it into a Champions League spot out of the top 8 teams in the standings as it really is any one's to win. Jeremy and Ollie also look at the January transfer window which just kicked off, with a couple of moves to talk about already. Who will win and who will lose come the close of the window, Jeremy tells us his teams to keep an eye on. Rafa joins the program to talk about his massive hangover to start the new year. The boys also talk about the re-start to Italian and Spanish football, looking especially close at the dominance of Juve and Napoli in the league, but dropping out of Champions League play none-the-less. Plus, we look at Messi's potential move away from Barcelona and how likely that might be. So much to catch up on, so get ready for a hell of a pod.
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12.30.13 - December 30, 2013
And Arsenal will be top of the Premier League at the end of 2013. The question of whether or not they will finish at the top of the heap at the end of the season is still yet to be seen. Suddenly, Liverpool FC are in a riot over their recent run of form. Some are literally calling for the head of Manager Brendan Rogers. Sherwood and his Spurs cruised to all three points, but the question is whether or not they will take the Europa League serious, and can they finish top four? Hull City get a huge result against Fulham who have seemingly lost their identity this season. It's a Premier League-centric show today. Thanks to Ollie for coming together to deliver today's show.
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12.27.13 - December 27, 2013
So we hope you have been enjoying your holidays, cause Rafa sure is. Ollie on the other hand is hard at work trying to bring you some of the best content possible. So what can you expect from Ollie? How about some epic Boxing Day football coverage. Some historical moments coming out of the day after Christmas and Ollie talks about it all. From Rooney's 150th, to a record breaking come back, to a referee scandal in Manchester. Ollie also brings you exclusive content from Manager Tony Pullis, US and Aston Villa goal keeper Brad Guzan and Paul Lambert. Again, we are doing our best to deliver over the holidays. Hope you enjoy.
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12.19.13 - December 19, 2013
It is Thursday and World Football Football is humming along at a feverish pace. We got another great show for you today. Our guest is the Spanish football correspondent and legend here on the show, Graham Hunter. There is plenty of mid-week Spanish football to go over. thanks primarily to the Copa del Rey. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid make waste of their competition, but bring plenty of stories to talk about with our friend Graham. There is a little bit of rumor surrounding the transfer of Neymar to Barcelona where people are claiming some dodgy money movement to shady people. But really, what should we expect when it comes to football from South America. There is also the power and momentum that Real Madrid are seemingly starting to gel both in the league and in Europe, which prompts the discussion of the European draws for Spanish clubs still competing in Champions League and Europa League. Rafa comes on to talk a little bit about the recycling of talent when it comes to movement of managers within Major League Soccer. After a lot of US Soccer discussion, the boys jump onto to the discussion of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coming to the Premier League. Basically, you get a show full of football talk for your Thursday.
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12.18.13 - December 18, 2013
It's the midweek show here at World Football Daily and there is a lot of football on the plate for us to gorge ourselves with. Chelsea get knocked out of the League Cup at the hands of Sunderland, City breeze by the Foxes while United and Spurs gear up for their Cup football tonight. Bayern Munich stepped up as European Champs to dominate in their Club World Cup showing last night. Our guest for the day takes us to Paris where we meet up with Jonathan Johnson, French football writer for the likes of ESPNFC and French Football Weekly. We take a quick look into Ligue 1 to catch up where we need, reviewing some of the results from the weekend and trying to suss out whether there are any real challengers for PSG, or is now a battle for runner's up spot. Plus, we look at the Champions League draw for PSG and talk about French football in Europe in general this season. Rafa comes on to talk a little bit of football commercials with Ollie. Ollie brings up the Galaxy11 team that Samsung are punting all over the web and the boys pick apart the commercial more then they probably should. The two also discuss Adebayor's clean slate at Spurs, Liverpool's chances to win the Premier League, and the disastrous decision Seattle made when they let Eddie Johnson leave for DC United. And Sounders are not stopping there. So press play and start to enjoy some quality football talk.
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12.17.13 - December 17, 2013
On this, the Tuesday edition of World Football Daily, we try and play catch up from all the football we missed at the weekend. We also dive deep into some Italian football with Goal.com editor Carlo Garganese. There was some football played in Serie A on Monday with Milan hosting Roma in a 2-2 draw at the San Siro. Milan keep fighting for points and Roma failed to make up and distance over league leaders Juventus. We look back at some of the major results from the weekend, including the statement Napoli made in their 4-2 win against Inter. Ollie also has the Goal.com International Editor discuss the Champions League and Europa League Draw as it pertains to Italian clubs. We then bring on Rafa to talk about Mario Balotelli's boots that are a massive compilation of headlines from his career. Then, the boys talk about what's on the plate for this evening as the Club World Cup delivers a match for us. The boys discuss the importance and entertainment value behind the FIFA Club World Cup competition and see if there is any way to improve it. And Finally, the boys talk about personal football injuries. So why don't you press play and start writing in with your war stories from football.
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12.16.13 - December 16, 2013
Welcome back from a weekend full of football to talk about. It's the Monday edition of World Football Daily and where do we start. We could start at West Brom and the firing of Steve Clarke? How about the 9 goal thriller at the Etihad? No, instead we start things off with Spurs who let go of AVB before the Holiday break. Rory Smith of the Times in London joins Ollie on a crazy busy day in English football, particularly the Premiership. We try to understand the reasoning behind the sacking of AVB. What will Spurs do next for a manager? Then we ask whether there is anything out of the ordinary seeing West Brom sack their manager around this part of the year and who will they look to next? Finally, we review some of the more interesting results from the weekend, including the City win over Arsenal, United whipping Aston Villa and of course, the Liverpool drubbing of Tottenham. Rafa comes on to give us his opinion on whether or not Spurs are making the right or wrong decision on AVB. The boys also take a deep look at the Champions League draw which has left most fans excited at the story lines it has given us. We are missing a bunch of football from the weekend in the show, but we will try to catch up through the week. So press play and let us know your thoughts on the Champions League draw and the sacking of AVB.
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12.13.13 - December 13, 2013
Friday is here and with it brings a show from World Football Daily that preps you for all the weekend's action. But that's not all. Today's guest is the world famous European football writer and correspondent Andy Brassell. Last night saw the end of the Group stage for the Europa League so Ollie tries to get a couple thought on those who progressed and those we should really watch for come next week when the draw happens and the Champions League third place clubs get dropped into the mix. Ollie also love to talk French football with Andy, regardless of how many times Rafa reminds him he speaks 3 other languages on top of English and French. Rafa comes on the program too and after congratulating Neymar on his first hat-trick in FCB colors and also being the first to score a hat-trick in the Copa Libertadores and Champions League, he criticizes the Brazilian for releasing a book about himself coming up here soon. Ollie confesses to buying a DVD about the Manchester United boys of the 90s, which ultimately sparks a debate on the favorite decade of football for each. The boys close the week off with a little I Know the Score.
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12.12.13 - December 12, 2013
Thursday's show is here and we're spending the majority of today's show reviewing all the Champions League football, wrapping up the group stages in style. So much style, we bring on Sky Sports David Garrido to help us. David takes some time out from his TV gig to join Ollie to look at the final night of the UEFA Champions League, it's results, and the upcoming draw. How disappointed are Napoli after they seemingly gave up against Arsenal when they really needed an extra goal to keep their European campaign alive. Instead, Dortmund find themselves topping an incredibly entertaining group. Ollie asks David who of the English clubs are the weakest club to face in the knock out round? We also look at who will have the toughest potential draws come Monday when the knock out rounds are selected. Rafa joins the program to give us his opinion on the Champions League fixtures from last night, but he also asks Ollie whether he is upset with fellow countryman, Howard Webb. The boys also tell you what Europa League matches to look to tonight too. On top of that, we prove, or Ashley Young proves he's a diving cheat and Jason Kreis takes the NYCFC job and Ollie and Rafa fight over whether or not the job will be easy or hard. Let us know what you think! Press play.
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12.11.13 - December 11, 2013
Wednesday is here and still some Champions League football to look forward today. Ollie and Rafa record while the Galatasaray v Juventus match that saw Juventus sent to the Europa League and Galatasaray sent on to the knock out round as the second seed in the group. Rafa and Ollie also review a little Champions League on their own before looking closely at the Manchester United situation, reflecting on how calm and collect United fans have been considering the current form and standing in the Premier League table. The media isn't slow on picking up on Moyes' failures this season, so how long of a leash does the new United boss have. Our guest for the day is Alex Dimond of the Bleacher Report. Alex and Ollie review the play from Tuesday night, discussing the sad decision that the officials made when they postponed the match in Istanbul. The boys also look forward to the football ahead tonight which we all seem to be looking forward to more. The groups look more open and the teams that are playing should prove to be very entertaining. Group F is where all eyes will be on today, but everyone might want to keep an eye on Atletico Madrid as well. So much to cover in Champions League, so little time. Press play and get involved.
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12.10.13 - December 10, 2013
Tuesday is here and World Football Daily is more than excited to bring back Champions League football for your ears in today's podcast. Our guest for the day is Italian football commentator and correspondent Richard Whittle, joining us from Italy to talk a little Serie A and some Champions League as it pertains to Italian clubs. First things first though. Right off the bat we are talking about the massive result Roma captured when they beat Fiorentina over the weekend. Rafa talked about how Roma needed to bounce back from a sad run of for that started before the last international break, and Richard explains just how it went down from his perspective at the Olympico. We will see if Ollie brings up the Milan draw as his teams heads into an important Champions League match on Wednesday. Then Richard and Ollie look at a Juventus side who failed to impress in the group stages but managed to find themselves still capable of reaching the second position in their group. Rafa comes on the show next and after the boys talk a little bit more about Ollie's boxing trip and insider information on how to be a professional commentator, before they jump in to some real Champions League discussion. Although there will be games worth watching tonight, both guys are eagerly looking forward to Wednesday night's matches which are proving to be the more entertaining. There really is a lot of good show today, so plug in those headphones or press play on the bluetooth, this is the Tuesday edition of World Football Daily.
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12.09.13 - December 09, 2013
Monday is here and Ollie and Rafa get to talk together again! On air at least because the two have shared several tweets, texts, emails and messages on facebook while Ollie has been busy in Birmingham. Plenty to discuss from the weekend and so much to catch up on from the two so unfortunately, we get caught trying to re-live it all. The boys debate the Brazuca ball and how cool it is. Then we hear about what the guys thought of the MLS Cup Final, without beating the event to death because our guest for the day is on to talk about the Final. Some impressive results from the Premier League with Martinez only helping to grow the Everton side that Moyesie built, where Manchester United seem to be heading in the opposite direction. Rafa covers the guest for the day with Ollie needing to jet set to another gig later this evening. (Greek Football) Our guest for the day is ESPN FC writer and American soccer journalist Jeff Carlisle. Jeff was in KC for the final and reported on the match for ESPN who also covered the event on television. Rafa is fixated on the complaints he hears from people regarding the whether of the final, so the boys talk a bit of whether and football before they actually talk about the game. Jeff and Rafa reflect on who had more pressure on their shoulders heading into Saturday's final, before jumping on to whether or not Jason Kreis will leave, whether he will have left RSL better than he found it and whether or not he could have taken them any further. Finally, Jeff and Rafa argue over man of the match performances with Jeff and several of his colleagues in attendance voting for Kyle Beckerman. We wrap up the Final in a nice little holiday package for you before closing it up with Jeff, asking his opinion on the US' World Cup Draw.
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12.06.13 - December 06, 2013
We really apologize for all the confusion over Wednesday and Thursday's shows. We do promise however to be back on our game completely for Monday. And We are also really excited to bring you a kick ass show today. First, our guest interview for the day is Kyle McCarthy of MLSsoccer.com, Fox Sport, and several other media outlets, joins the program to look ahead to the MLS Cup Final. Rafa and Kyle look at both clubs in the final to break down each. Sporting KC find themselves under tremendous amount of pressure where as RSL only have eyes one thing, getting to lift the cup again. We check out the sights and sounds of Kansas City, location of this year's final. The boys also check in on the State of the League. With Kyle spending so much time covering the league, he gives us an insiders opinion on where the league is at and where it can grow. We also look at his hopeful and potential moves abroad that bring some praise on to the top flight of American soccer. Ollie takes over after that. He brings on Kristan Heneage and George Metellus to talk about the World Cup draw briefly as well.
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12.04.13 - December 04, 2013
It's the Wednesday edition of World Football Daily with plenty of football on the slate today. Ollie has Raphael from KIWR joining him, and the boys talk about all the English football kicking off today and there are plenty of cup competition to kick about as well. Our guest for the day is Spanish football writer and correspondent for Goal.com, Ben Hayward. Ben joins Rafa from Spain so he is the perfect man to give us the public's reaction, if any, to FIFA's pot placement in the upcoming World Cup draw. Then the boys jump into some la Liga discussion. Word on the street is that Barcelona have put in an offer for Aguero at City. We look at the likelihood of this potential transfer going down before we talk about the fines that Real Madrid and Barcelona both received over a recent Television deal they signed. Rafa also brings up the quiet sleeper team that is Atletico Madrid. They have been sneaking up on the top two clubs from Spain and we analyze whether or not there is a possibility of a team outside of Real Madrid and Barcelona winning the championship. After we say good bye to Ben, Ollie wraps up the show. It's the 4 year-old birthday of WFD, so everyone should celebrate.
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12.03.13 - December 03, 2013
On this, the Tuesday edition of World Football Daily, we take the time to jump in to a little bit of French football with our dear friend and French football writer for Goal.com Robin Bairner. First things first, we try to get Robin's opinion on whether or not Paris Saint Germain will go undefeated for the rest of the season. PSG wanted Arsene Wenger, but Laurent Blanc is looking like more than a stop gap for the Parisian Giants as he is looking to make his own version of the Invincibles. We also try to get in the head of Zlatan Ibrahimovic who may have something to prove now that he is not going to Brazil this Summer. Then we try to figure out why it is that the newly promoted sides in Ligue 1 are doing so well. And on the topic of newly promoted sides in Ligue 1, we try to gauge the success that American Alejandro Bedoya is finding in France. Finally, we run through some of the games on the slate for Tuesday and Wednesday before going over a couple transfer rumors swirling around Ligue 1 players. Of course Ollie talks a little football out side of France. Today it is with Kim Tate.
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12.02.13 - December 02, 2013
The Monday edition of World Football Daily is here and we are beyond excited to bring you all the talking points that have us going. Our guest for the day is English football writer and correspondent, Kristan Heneage, who's work can be found on ESPN, FourFourTwo, The New York Times, and several other outlets across the globe. He and Rafa jump in to the story about AVB's reaction to the press in his post match press conference after his team game up a lead twice against Manchester United. Rafa thinks this could be the unraveling of the Portuguese manager, but Kristan explains why it might be too early to say that. Kristan also explains why Danny Welbeck is the player he is, and why Rafa thinks he is always looking to dive in the box. The two also discuss the sad loss at Hull that Liverpool suffered at the weekend and whether or not the well of goals Sturridge and Suarez were pulling from has dried up? This leads into a discussion of whether or not Steven Gerrard will be competitively playing football much longer in the Premier League. Finally, Kristan wraps up his time with Rafa by explaining how Southampton have generally started the first half of the season in tremendous form. The website's very own Gio Franco joins Ollie to wrap up all the other topics from the weekend too!
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11.27.13 - November 27, 2013
On this the Wednesday edition of World Football Daily, we bring on two guest to talk all thing Champions League. The Bleacher Report's World Football Editor Will Tidey and the Kick About Editor for World Football Daily, Gio Franco also joins Ollie to help review the results from Tuesday and Wednesday.
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11.26.13 - November 26, 2013
It's the Tuesday edition of World Football Daily and we are all incredibly excited to have the Champions League return to our screens. It's getting down to it with only two match days left and plenty to play for with teams trying to progress on. Ollie invites on Kim Tate to talk a bit of football, plus we give a little attention to Major League Soccer and the Final between Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake. Our guest for the day is European football writer for Goal.com International. Kris Voakes joins us to talk about all things Italian football wit Rafa, starting things off in Rome where Roma have stumbled yet again, and even after 10 straight wins to start the season, they have finally stepped off their perch at the top of the table. Then we talk about Milan who find themselves in a pressure situation in Glasgow, looking for a win at Celtic Park. Allegri is feeling the pressure and needs a result. Plus, the match of the night, Dortmund v Napoli. We get an Italian football perspective preview from Kris, and look at the unstoppable striking partnership of Juventus' Llorrente and Tevez. How far off is Rafa's Champions League predictions, you'll find out from Kris. All that, plus so much more on the Tuesday edition of World Football Daily.
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11.25.13 - November 25, 2013
Today not only marks the start of a new week, but also the start of a temporary switch up in show protocol with Ollie and Rafa not being able to record things as they usually do. So although Ollie is still hosting the show and discussion the biggest derby match in the EPL match day tonight with West Brom and Aston Villa, he will not be doing the interviews. Our guest for the day is the German football correspondent for the Independent and several other media outlets, as well as an editor at Bundesligafootball.co.uk. Kit Holden will be interviewed by Rafa who is excited to talk all thing German football, focusing on the rivalry match between Dortmund and Bayern and the 3-0 result that we witnessed on Saturday. Should we be expecting more from Dortmund considering how much they needed the result? And what is this whole mole business coming out of the Bayern Munich camp. Plus, we look ahead to Champions League play and Bayer Leverkusen's Manager situation. So much to kick off the week. Hope you're ready to talk some football.
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11.22.13 - November 22, 2013
There are a number of derbies around Europe to jump in to this weekend, multiple in England alone! Our guest for the day is ESPNFC writer and German football correspondent Ross Dunbar. Ross joins the program to look ahead to the return of Bundesliga and more importantly, the massive clash between number one and number two in the table, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Ribery is ruled out for the contest, but both sides seem to be limping in to the tie with a couple injuries. But that should not fool you. This match carries a tremendous amount of weight to it and both teams will be fighting for all three points. We also look at other Bundesliga news as we also welcome back Champions League play next week. Rafa comes on the program to wrap up the international break and read an email from a supporter who breaks it down region by region. Are we happy with those who made it and should we be wanting more of a turnover in the biggest sporting event on the planet? We also play a bit of IKTS before sending you off to the weekend. Enjoy the football and send in your football stories from the weekend too!
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11.21.13 - November 21, 2013
On this, the Thursday show of World Football Daily, we start to finish off this international break with a bang. Starting things off is the Ligue 1 commentator and French football correspondent Matt Spiro who joins Ollie to relive the stunning comeback from les Bleus against the Ukraine. We get a sense of how the country has responded and rallied behind their team and their manager. We also ask the commentator whether or not we will see a similar fate for France to that which we saw in 2010 in South Africa. And finally, we start to look forward to the return of Ligue 1 football and what we can expect to see this weekend across France. Will Zlatan have a renewed sense of determination to prove himself on the global stage now that he is not apart of this Summer's World Cup? Then, Rafa comes on the program to look at maps... Yes. Maps. Ollie went out of his way to put together a map that defines the coverage of professional soccer in this country. No, not TV coverage, but general placement of teams in Major League Soccer, the USL and NASL. We also look forward and predict where we think the last three MLS team will be from, judging by the general placement of teams across all three current leagues. Want to throw in your two cents, send us an email. But first, listen to the pod.
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11.20.13 - November 20, 2013
Midweek is here and Wednesday brings a ton of football to review from the international break. Our guest for the day is Goal.com's Eric Gomez who joins us from Mexico City to talk some happier news from a Mexican perspective. The last few times we've had Eric on the program, it's been just after the sacking of one of the national team managers and not necessarily in the happiest of times. This appearance though, we find Eric and Mexico in much happier times having finally booked their ticket to Brazil 2014. A hat trick in New Zealand helped to lift the Mexicans well over their competition, but does this mean the national squad has made the turn around and will prove to be the Mexico of old that we all want to see inspire their country? We also try to and get Eric's thoughts on the drab affair in Austria. Then Rafa comes in to give his two pence on the US game, basically saying that the Americans are good enough to know when a game matters and when they are under no pressure whatsoever and therefore they played down to their competition. Then Ollie shares his experience and how he enjoyed England at Wembley. There is so much more we covered in today's show so you'll have to listen in.
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11.19.13 - November 19, 2013
It's the Tuesday edition of World Football Daily and the International Break really heats up tonight. Our guest for the day is Allen Ramsey, US international journalist covering the US Men's National team. First things first, we get Allen's review of what happened in Scotland where the Americans provided a very boring 0-0 result. Was there anything we could take from the match at all? We also look ahead to tonight's match against Austria. Surely, the Americans should be able to dispatch of the Austrians in Austria. After beating a team like Italy in Italy recently, you would have thought that Jurgen's men could easily handle Scotland and Austria, but what sort of expectations do US Soccer fans have as their team preps for Brazil 2014. Rafa comes on the program to talk about a number of things with Ollie, but kicking things off with the massively impressive Italy vs. Nigeria friendly which took place at Craven Cottage in London. Entertaining 2-2 draw would be an understatement. This friendly, along with the Argentina v Bosnia-Herzegovina match at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, brings up the discussion of playing international fixtures in neutral stadiums. Do you approve of such a thing? Can you understand why a Brazil or other nations would do such a thing? And finally, Ollie and Rafa talk a bit about the African World Cup Qualifiers and how entertaining they should be. So enjoy this podcast and join in the discussion.
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11.18.13 - November 18, 2013
On the Monday edition of World Football Daily, we play a massive amount of catch to cover all the international matches we missed, starting on Friday. Our guest for the day is Eurosport commentator and European football journalist Ian Holyman. Primarily working in France, we jump to the shocking 2-0 loss that Ukraine handed les Bleus on Friday, making it a tough hill to climb when the return fixture comes around. Will France be able to come back from this result? We also talk about a let-down of a game if there ever was one when Cristiano Ronaldo heads a 1-0 victory for his country in a drab performance between he and Zlatan. It was billed to be fireworks - a master performace from world class athletes. Unfortunately it was not so. Plus, we learn about a certain Greek goal-scored who is lighting it up for club and country. Rafa comes on to quickly jump on the topic of USA taking on Scotland. In one of the most boring performances from Jurgen's men in recent memory, Scotland too failed to muster any entertainment for value. We also get an interesting email from a member who breaks down his personal performance for his Saturday league team and beckons Ollie to share his exploits as Rafa over-exaggerates his. Plus, Ribbery lets down Rafa and Ollie in his bid for Ballon d'0r and Ollie demonstrates his African football correspondent skills.... seriously. Now press play already.
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11.15.13 - November 15, 2013
Once again, we generously send you off to the weekend with podcast full of football, enough to hold you over a long international break. Sure there are some competitive games going on and we most definitely dive into that with our guest for the day, the one and only Andy Brassell, World Class European football writer if ever there was one. With the first leg of some massive European World Cup Qualifying Playoff ties, we had to bring on Andy to talk about them. First things first of course, did Andy want to see Zlatan or Cristiano in Brazil? Unfortunately, we wont be having both with the way this playoff has been dealt. We also look at what should be an incredibly entertaining tie with France and the Ukraine. With those two matches being the pick of the lot, we make sure to give fair representation of the other draws which should prove to be quite entertaining as well! Rafa comes on to argue with Juice about the Zlatan v Ronnie debate some before the boys jump in to a very interesting discussion surrounding the Seattle Sounder Manager position and whether or not Sigi is the right man for the job. We got a very interesting email that opens up a very interesting discussion. Then, we talk football kits with Adidas releasing several new kits going into this international break. Check out the pictures on our twitter account. Otherwise, now is the time to press PLAY.
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11.14.13 - November 14, 2013
Thursday is here on World Football Daily and we've got a packed show covering more football than you can shake a stick at. So grab your hypothetical football passports and jump on board. Our guest for the day is legendary in the history for the show, Massimo Lopez Pegna. A long time Fiorentina supporter, Ollie jumps on their general success at the start of the Serie A season and looks to see what Massimo makes of Rossi's involvement in the squad. We also look at the last two Roma results and what the international break will offer them. Then we jump in to the international discussion to look ahead to the friendly between Italy and Germany. Old rivals will hardly make this a friendly. Next, Rafa joins the program to look at the Mexico performance against New Zealand. It's what we have come to expect from Mexico but it was hard to expect it to happen this time. And if you haven't seen it yet, there is a wicked shot on goal that is still worth talking about. As we said, it is a jammed packed show. Enjoy the podcast.
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11.13.13 - November 13, 2013
It's the Wednesday edition of World Football Daily and where Rafa was injured for most of Monday and Tuesday, Juice steps up to the mic with bad back and trouble breathing. You may think this show is set up to fail today, but you'd be oh so wrong. We dive deeper than ever into the football world and bring on Fox Soccer Columnist and journalist for several other media outlets, Leander Schaerlaeckens joins Ollie to talk American college soccer. Now, we aren't going to jump into the NCAA tournament for soccer at the moment, but we are looking at the future of the American college soccer game and where it will fall in line with that of the professional and international game here in the States. Will college soccer be made redundant? Or will we see a potential outlet for "late-bloomers" to flourish and grow? Rafa comes on the program to give his two cents on the whole thing, having played college club soccer (confusing, we know). Then Ollie and Rafa jump into the story of Iniesta being looked at by Manchester United and whether or not that is a good or bad move for Moyes. Then we jump back into the Mexico v New Zealand match before we end up watching it today. And we close the show with a bit of Roma talk from Serie A and Ollie says many sort of glossed over the Sassuolo draw in the Eternal City. So basically, there is plenty still happening in the world of football on this hump day. All you need to do now is press play.
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11.12.13 - November 12, 2013
Some might think that things slow down in this upcoming international break, but that's just not so here. We love a little lull in play from time to time because it affords us the opportunity to step out of the norm and talk about the football we love outside the headlines. Kim Tate joins Ollie to look ahead to the Mexico v New Zealand World Cup Qualifying Playoff and we get the Mexican football correspondent to open up on whether or not we will see a return to form for Mexico or the continued dogged performance from a side who should not be going to Brazil this Summer. When Rafa makes his appearance, the boys jump right into a topic which any football fan could appreciate... Goals of the year. Both Ollie and Rafa look at the entries and break down how the goals actually happened. They also re-live the ones that they remember catching them live or seeing them for the first time. Finally, they give their favorite two and Rafa calls out Ollie's generally English bias and bitterness. Plus, we make a shout for a goal of the year that is not in the running!! Plenty more to jump into today so press play and let's get the ball rolling.
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11.11.13 - November 11, 2013
It's the Monday edition of World Football Daily and as always in the first show of the week, we have a ton to talk about so we jump right in. Jonathan Liew of the Telegraph joins the program to look at the interesting results from both clubs out of Manchester. It seems like Sunderland is a major speed bump in the league campaign for Manchester City and RVP comes to the rescue of Manchester United, putting his old team to the sword, again. There are plenty of more stories with interesting results that included Newscastle coming up big for Ollie's prediction from Friday. The Premier League table looks tighter than ever and we are all benefiting from it each weekend. Ollie and Jonathan also talk about the Champions League coverage that was taken over by BT Sport and why it's so shambolic for those in the UK. Ollie also brings on some sound bites he got from Brad Friedel who seems a bit peeved at the questions being asked. Then Rafa comes on to complain about his left foot that he hurt while playing like crap for Sunday league team. The boys also break down the Western Conference Finals as the Eastern Conference Finals we somewhat drab. And some Madridista writes in claiming that with Messi's injury, Barcelona are suddenly going to stumble. Both Ollie and Rafa completely debunk this theory and send him on his way. Nicely of course. Press play now on your podcasting device.
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11.08.13 - November 08, 2013
This week wraps up a little quiet, primarily because Ollie stayed up to 5am UK time trying to watch all the Major League Soccer Playoff coverage that he could. He does it for you! And our guest for the day is the Independent's football writer who is busy working away in Germany after a hectic week in German football We start things off by touching on the Dortmund loss to Arsenal at home in the Champions League. Ollie spend a lot of time talking about the collapse of the German's goal keeper, but should we be giving Arsenal more credit. As an Englishman who writes on German football for a living, Kit will offer up an interesting perspective. Bayern Munich do not look like they will be slipping up any time soon, so we try to pick apart the club to see what cracks, if any, can any of their competition exploit? Plus, plenty more to look forward to in the Bundesliga with Kit as well. Rafa comes on to look at the Western Conference Playoff matches that saw Portland Timber and Real Salt Lake go through over the Seattle Sounders and the Los Angeles Galaxy. It looks like the Galaxy won't make it a record third straight MLS Cup win but the way they were dispatched was hardly enough to keep Ollie awake and firing. Thankfully the Timbers came to his rescue, and proved Rafa's point that Ollie simply cannot deny, that the Sounders are a soft team when the game is on the line. We send you off into the weekend with some IKTS. Press play on your podcasting device already.
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11.07.13 - November 07, 2013
Champions League may be done for the week and it has blessed us with plenty to talk about for sure, but there may be an argument for the fact that Major League Soccer Playoffs have surpassed the European tournament in terms of excitement for the day. We bring on two guests for the day, kicking things off with Seth Vertelney, American soccer writer for Goal.com. As we said, the incredible results from last night's Major League soccer Playoff results were beyond entertaining. We bet against the Dynamo for the second time this off-season and for the second time, Coach Kinnear and the boys proved us wrong. Seth tries to explain how this happened and just what we can expect from the Dynamo who look to make it to three straight MLS Cup Finals. In the other match, Sporting KC managed to squeak past a New England Revolution side who turned around their season from last year. Our second guest of the day is Russian football writer James Appell who joins the program to help us catch up on all things football from behind the Iron Curtain. The issue of Racism is hot around the entire world of football, but recent news has shifted the focus onto CSKA Moscow after an incident in Champions League when Manchester City came to town. We get the scoop from some one who lives and breathes the football and can offer up a real perspective. We also take the time to ask James just where the state of Russian football is in relation to the rest of Europe, and what is the story with the rise of Lokamotiv Moscow. Rafa comes on the show to talk a little bit about the MLS playoff results and Champions League results from last night. And of course, we tell you what matches to watch tonight in the Europa League. So jump right in and press play on Thursdays Podcast.
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11.06.13 - November 06, 2013
More Champions League to kick about today and great guests to help us do that. First things first, we head to France to link up with French football editor for Goal.com, Robin Bairner. Rafa was completely let down by Paris Saint Germain who drew at home to Anderlecht and Robin comes on to explain what went wrong in what was surely an easy win for them. Where as two weeks ago, PSG were becoming favorites to make the final, the Anderlecht performance may have several second guessing themselves. Plenty more French football to discuss before we jump to our second guest of the day, world famous Spanish football writer, Graham Hunter. Graham joins the program to look at the Real Madrid result against Juventus. Ollie argues that Juventus potentially let Real Madrid back in to the match in the second half, but once again, the Superstars from Madrid, Ronaldo and Bale both end up on the score sheet. Barcelona and Atletico take on their Champions League competition tonight. Rafa does come on to talk with Ollie, primarily looking back at all the other matches from Champions League we did not touch on with our guest. The boys also kick around an email from a subscriber who witnessed the incredibly awkward moments that happened pre-match in the goal keeper warm ups for Manchester City. Plus, Samba Style from Adidas. Plenty to kick about today so jump right in.
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11.05.13 - November 05, 2013
It's a Champions League Tuesday on today's show and Ollie and Rafa are more than excited to get things rolling. Our guest for the day is Italian football writer Giancarlo Rinaldi who was hand-picked to join today's program to talk AC Milan and Fiorentina from the weekend, just to rub it in to Ollie. Roma suffered their first slip up of the season when they drew away at Torino but to be quite honest, we spend most of the time talking Italian representatives in European competition. The Juventus vs Real Madrid match is definitely the tie of the day today and many are saying that this is the most important match of the tournament for the Old Lady because this is the point where they can really turn their campaign around. Rafa comes on the program to about what games he will be watching tonight and surprisingly enough, he's keeping an eye on PSG and Anderlecht. Of course, the other major topic of discussion is that of the clash between Manchester City and CSKA Moscow. So much off-field news to discuss before touching on the actual play of the match ahead. So join in the kick about.
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11.04.13 - November 04, 2013
We take a lot of pride in our Monday programs, primarily because there is so much football to kick about after a weekend full of results. This Monday is no different and the stories are all over the globe. We start things off with our guest of the day, Steve Tongue, sports writer for the Independent. Steve helps us go over some of the bigger stories from the weekend in the Premiership, including both Liverpool fans and Norwich fans calling for their managers to be sacked. Understandably, the Norwich position is a tough one to hold down, but completely disgraceful to hear LFC supporters calling for Brendan Rogers to be fired when you look at their current form and place in the league table. Sure, losing to the Arsenal is ridiculous, but Rogers deserves more than that. Being based in London, we also touch on the Spurs' decision to let Lloris stay in the game after being knocked out by the knee of Lukaku. Then it's on to what ever Champions League news we can squeeze in as it pertains to the British clubs. Rafa also makes his appearance on the program and confesses that he turned off the Dynamo v Red Bulls match because he thought it was over, completely neglecting what he said on Friday. We also talk about the soft Sounders who end up heading to Portland this week a goal behind in the aggregate score line. And finally, we read an email from a disgruntled RSL supporter who says enough is enough with Jason Kreis at Rio Tinto. We give you our take on the Salt Lake boss, but what's yours. Join in the discussion and listen in to WFD.
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11.01.13 - November 01, 2013
We wrap this week up with a massive focus on football here in the States, and that's not the NFL. Major League Soccer is fully immersed in Playoff play with teams like the Rapids and the Impact already bowing out of the post season action. Our guest for the day is ESPN FC American soccer writer Jeff Carlisle who is helping to cover the playoffs. We look back at what won the game for Houston who ultimately handled the match over a scatter-brain-looking side in Montreal. Ollie also asks about the chances of the Sounders making a run deep in the playoffs and what real expectations Sigi will have on him from the owners. Then Ollie and Jeff talk about the Red Bulls who really need to make the finals already. Surely, anything less for the New York side would considered a failure. WFD looks at all the clubs from the East to give you a full Major League Soccer Playoff Breakdown. Rafa joins the program to talk about his views on the MLS Playoffs and of course, we all play a little IKTS to lead you into the weekend.
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10.31.13 - October 31, 2013
We apologize for the mix up Wednesday, but with more football than you can shake a stick at to talk about, we jump right in to it with our guest of the day and Goal.com Italian football correspondent Kris Voakes. There was a full slate of game from the Serie A this week and plenty to talk about including a squandered three points from Inter Milan on Tuesday, a hard fought draw between Milan and Lazio, plus a strong victory and point proven from Napoli over Fiorentina. Plus Mario Balotelli is constantly being picked as the man to move away from Milan, but what are the chances that it's simply all talk and nothing else? Roma play tonight and once again, they have a chance to slip up against Chievo, but the likelyhood of them finding success over Michael Bradley's old club is very high. Rafa comes on to talk about the brash moves being made at the helm of Tottenham under AVB. Is the Portuguese manager getting to brave or does his recent result, especially the late dramatics over Hull. Then the boys jump to Spain to look at the 7-3 Real Madrid victory over Sevilla. So make sure you join in the discussion an enjoy the Thursday show.
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10.29.13 - October 29, 2013
It's the Tuesday edition of World Football Daily and we are excited to keep the football coming. There are some very interesting League Cup matches today and we are more than excited to bring on our good friend Rory Smith of the Times to look at these. Arsenal and Chelsea are the big talk of the town tonight with many expecting this to be the match to watch. Sure, this is where the majority of the star power will combine to be on the pitch and some one will be knocked out, but the real story could be the match between Manchester United and Norwich as Moyes and his men need to start stringing wins together before the world and his club starts to seriously question whether or not he is the man for the job. Rafa comes on the show to start his search for the story of a player he played with over the weekend that he swears is more than capable of playing professionally. Ollie brings up some more football commercial ideas based on the basketball commercials going around the web. So join in the discussion and listen to Tuesday's show.
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10.28.13 - October 28, 2013
Welcome back to the Monday edition of World Football Daily. Today, we get to look back at a weekend full of football, but one match would dominate all the talk regardless of the what actually played out on the pitch. Our guest for the day is Spanish football writer for ESPN and football correspondent for numerous other outlets, based out of San Sebastian come Phil Ball. Phil helps us look back at el Clasico from Saturday where more people are pointing at the general mistakes made by Madrid both on and off the pitch by players and coaches. Bale has been coming under a lot of criticism after that match, as has manager Carlo Ancelotti for not starting Benzema. Little is being said of Neymar making an impact on the rivalry match, scoring after 19 minutes after being hounded by the press for not adapting quick enough to the play of la Liga. We also bring up the funny little story of Atletico who are quieting making a riot in Spain and Europe. Rafa comes on to talk a little bit of el Nino, who he predicted would step up for Mourinho and Chelsea this weekend after giving everyone his IKTS scores and predictions. But the boys also talk about the incredibly effective scoring duo of S&S, Suarez and Sturridge. Plus, should Joe Hart's career effectively be ended by Club first, then Country? We talk about it here on Monday's show.
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10.25.13 - October 25, 2013
What a way to wrap up the week and really the MLS Regular Season than how we do it today. Our guest for the show is the American soccer writer Kyle McCarthy who really writes for more media outlets than we can list. Kyle joins Ollie to help wrap up the season as best we can, taking broad looks at the season as a whole, while looking at the final matches to be played and which will ultimately determine the final spots in the MLS Post Season. Are we going to see the Red Bulls stumble and lose the Supporter's Shield? Who will make up the last teams heading into the playoffs and who will win it? Once we see off Kyle, Rafa chimes into the whole American soccer discussion arguing for why he thinks that the MLS can and will go to Promotion and Relegation and how not only is it in the nature of the sport abroad, but also here in the States. The general American Soccer fan is in a whole sports world and lifestyle of their own and our national league and structure of play can and will reflect that. The boys also toss around the American football for a bit, giving everyone a first hand perspective of the NFL in London. All this and so much more on this Friday edition of World Football Daily.
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10.24.13 - October 24, 2013
On this, the Thursday edition of World Football Daily, we may be saying good-bye to the likes of Real Madrid, PSG and Juventus for few weeks, but we say hello to the likes of Elfsborg, Esbjerg, and Estoril... sort of. Our guest for the day is Will Tidey who helps us look back at some of the Champions League news from this week, in particular the English clubs. As some one who is more than familiar with Manchester United, we look at the struggles they faced at home to Real Sociedad, not scoring, yet coming away with a win. We also look at the latest Biography of Sir Alex Ferguson who Will also chronicled at one point in his life. So although we bring some worry to the brows of United supporters, you should be happy we're spending a healthy amount of time talking about you. Then Rafa comes on the program to laugh at the horrendous diving competition we saw in the Real Madrid / Juventus match. The boys also look at Bayern Munich now and Bayern Munich a year ago at this time of the Champions League. We also praise a bit of pumpkin ice-cream. What you know about that!?
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10.23.13 - October 23, 2013
It is the Wednesday edition of World Football Daily and although it's Rafa's birthday today, more importantly, there is Champions League football to be played. Two guest in our attempt to cover all you need to talk about in your daily football podcast. World famous European football writer Andy Brassell and Spanish football editor at Goal.com Ben Hayward both join Ollie to look back at the matches from Tuesday and ahead to the matches on Wednesday. In particular, we are looking at the surprise draw AC Milan pulled over Barcelona, the general surprise of Atletico's performance in a 3-0 shut down of Austria Vienna, and we look ahead to Wednesday's massive clash of Juventus and Real Madrid. Rafa comes on to explain where he watches his football and why he can't take a co-worker to the pub. Plus, he bashes pub-watching of games because he claims it's just not as enjoyable. Tune in and weigh in on the debate.
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10.22.13 - October 22, 2013
Tuesday is here and before we jump into the pool of Champions League play tonight, we have a bit of a Corrections and Retractions segment first on the program. We may have told you guys that the Monday Night Football with Fulham traveling to Crystal Palace was not worth watching. Could we have been more wrong!! If you haven't seen the goals, go check it out. Our guest for the day is French football journalist Jonathan Johnson who joins us from Paris. We look back at the weekend in Ligue 1 where Zlatan gave us a Goal of the Season submission as PSG and their stars really find chemistry and fire on all cylinders. They look forward to their midweek match versus Anderlecht, where as the Marseille side may look to release their manager should they be embarrassed by Rafa Benitez and Napoli tonight. Rafa comes on the program to give the proper praise to Fulham for their performance last night and look ahead to the Champions League treats ahead. Rafa also brings up the respect that each team deserves from the Champions League. Make sure to join in the discussion and enjoy the Champions League play.
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10.21.13 - October 21, 2013
What a weekend in the world of football. There is just not enough time in the day to talk about the football we witnessed from the time we signed off the mics on Friday. No matter where you looked, there was entertaining football to be watched. We even bring on two guests to try and cover the news that happened, kicking things off in the North American hemisphere with Kim Tate who joins us to talk a little Mexico and the revolving door for the national team manager position. Will we find some stability from Mexican football and more importantly, we will see them in Brazil? Then, Sam Matterface of TalkSPORT joins Ollie to look back at the unbelievable weekend in the English Premier League. The Special One has put an end to The Happy One and Chelsea look to be all business. Southampton come away with a big draw, although the Saints could have come away with more! And finally, Rafa joins the program to talk about the freakish goal that wasn't in the Bundesliga, as well the touchy Rafa Benitez and his Napoli squad who lost to Roma on Friday, ahead of this week's clash vs. Marseille in Champions League. And that's not all! Some one wins a Pink Puma football. Just listen in and joins in the fun.
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10.18.13 - October 18, 2013
We welcome back club football with open arms. With more football than you can shake a stick at, the show kicks things off in England with football writer Nick Szczepanik who joins the program to look ahead to the weekend in the Premier League. Can we expect any sort of surprises coming off the international break? What Premier League sides will stumble this weekend with their eyes set on midweek Champions League. Can Southampton stay up top with the big boys of England? Poyet looks to stabilize Sunderland, but can he manage? Then, Rafa comes on the program to get us all a bit lost in his mind. Starting things off with a local report on Welsh grandfather who made money on his grandson making his international debut for the Welsh National Team. Then we play a bit of I Know the Score and wrap up the show before sending you off for the weekend.
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10.17.13 - October 17, 2013
On what some might call a slow day of football news, we here at World Football Daily never falls short on topics to kick about on the show. In fact, our guest for the day is Tim Vickery, legendary BBC South American football correspondent, who joins Ollie to wrap up all the South American World Cup Qualifying action from the last week. We discuss who has booked their places to Brazil 2014, talk about the hosts who seem in fine form under Scolari, and touch on the prolific stars shinning through the Qualification process. We even try to squeeze in a bit of Brazilian club football as well. Then Rafa comes on and the show takes an interesting turn to Egypt and the emotions being shared by American soccer fans for the former US boss. From there, Ollie takes the discussion to England and the racism story that has come out today involving Roy Hodgson's potentially offensive half-time talk, including a terribly timed joke involving a monkey. geez. Join in the kick about.
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10.16.13 - October 16, 2013
Wednesday is here at World Football Daily. Our guest for the day joins the program to talk about the massive news coming out of the CONCACAF Hexagonal World Cup Qualifying. Michael Cummings of the Bleacher Report joins Ollie to talk about how the United States single handedly save the World Cup dreams of Mexicans all over. It's true. The Americans literally handed the Mexicans new life with moments to spare and we ask Michael whether or not the US will regret helping their rivals out. We also look at whether Mexico has a chance against New Zealand after they had a dismal loss away at Costa Rica on Tuesday. Then Rafa comes on the program to look at the European qualification results and both he and Ollie make their arguments and predictions for those teams facing the final playoff phase of the European Qualifiers. Finally, we look at the actual European World Cup Qualifying process to see if there is anything wrong or unfair in it all. Let us know your thoughts and get stuck in.
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10.15.13 - October 15, 2013
We have a massive Tuesday show for you here at World Football Daily. Two guest on the program today. First, we bring on Italian football commentator Richard Whittle on to the program to talk about the Azzurri successful World Cup Qualifying campaign and the predicament that faces the Italians when it comes to the living legend that is Totti. Surely the Italian boss can find space for the Roma captain should his incredible form keep up. Then we bring on an old friend and former Championship correspondent of ours, Alex Dimond. Alex was at the England v Montenegro last Friday and joins us to talk about England v Poland. Ollie and Alex tear down all the hype surrounding the Three Lions after their win Friday, only to build them back up for their match against Poland tonight. Rafa comes on the program to talk about some of the massive trade rumors swirling around World football today. The boys also discuss the swoop for Falcao from Real Madrid, Lewandowski to England, a so much more. Make sure to join in the kick about.
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10.14.13 - October 14, 2013
Welcome back to a week of International football here on World Football Daily. We didn't plan it this way, but we spend the majority of the day talking about all sorts of US Soccer. Our guest for the day is Zach Woosley who joins Ollie to talk about the USMNT's performance over Jamaica, sealing the top spot in CONCACAF, heading to Brazil this Summer. We talk about the success of Jozy Altidore in the US' World Cup Qualifying Campaign, and we highlight the growing maturity of Graham Zusi for the Americans. Rafa also comes on to talk about American soccer, following up with the growth of Zusi, as well as commenting on the general success of Sporting KC over the past decade in Major League Soccer. The boys also discuss the oh-so-deserving Brad Guzan who, with all the changes made by Jurgen after the Jamaica win, will be starting the Panama game after some interesting praise from the US Coach. Finally, we even touch on a little NASL and league leaders New York Cosmos. Plus, plenty of football to look forward to this week, so join in the kick about.
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10.11.13 - October 11, 2013
You may have never heard of them, but get ready for Los Colorados. And no, we are not talking about the surging Rapids of Colorado, making a strong play off push for the post season. Our guest for the day is Kristan Heneage to talk a little bit about the England squad and their task at hand. Still not qualified, but they should see to that shortly. With Montenegro up next and Poland after that, Wembley should be rocking, but seat are still available says Ollie and Kris. We look at what sort of challenges Hodgson will face with the remaining World Cup Qualifying campaign. Then Rafa comes on and explains why he was late. The boys also talk about the Sounders result from midweek and whether that proves Raf's theory on why they are soft. Plus, has Clint Dempsey past his peak? Well, we talk about it. So listen up and get involved.
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10.10.13 - October 10, 2013
Strap on your seat belts boys and girls because World Football Daily is really getting it globe trot on today. Kicking things off in the Western Hemisphere, North America to be a little more specific, and Mexcio and really tailor it down, we bring on Kim Tate (@KimTateSports) to talk about the Mexican National team and it's chances of progressing on to this Summer's World Cup in Brazil! Should Mexico and it's fans be nervous? We get the answers with Kim. Then we flight down to South American to talk about one of the toughest regions for World Cup Qualifying. Rupert Fryer (@Rupert_Fryer). Argentina will be without Messi, along with a mess of other stars and talents, but do they need to worry? Who are the front runners in South America? Rupert will lay it all out. Then Rafa comes on, and what do we talk about? Well, European World Cup Qualifiers of course. Ollie and Rafa give you their picks and predictions for those nations who will qualify out of Europe.
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10.09.13 - October 09, 2013
It's the Wednesday edition of World Football Daily and there are plenty of topics to kick about, regardless of the fact that there is little football to be played in the midweek.Our guest for the day is ESPN soccer writer Jeff Carlisle who joins Ollie to talk a little USMNT and Major League Soccer. No Bradley, no Dempsey, not Gonzales... NO PROBLEM! Jeff discusses the growth of the US team under Jurgen, especially through the Hex Qualifiers. Jeff also tries to help us sort out the defensive problems which still hold the Americans back some times. Plus, we look at some Major League Soccer Matches tonight, along with the Playoff push from various clubs across the league. Then Rafa comes on to talk about what he does to survive the days when there isn't midweek football. This takes us on a massive tangent, but well worth it. Tube in to find out how you can win a pair of Clichy signed boots.
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10.08.13 - October 08, 2013
Tuesday is here, and as promise, Ollie is back to properly welcome you back from the weekend. So much to cover from in England, so our guest from the day is Dean Jones from the Trinty Mirror. We look back at the weekend in the Premiership with Dean, particularly the latest Manchester United savior and golden boy for David Moyes, Adnan Januzaj. We also touch on table toppers Arsenal as well. Plus, England calls up their squad for their upcoming World Cup Qualifiers which calls for big wins. That is unlike that of the American's World Cup Qualifying Campaign... sorry Ollie. Speaking of Americans, Rafa joins the show as well to talk about a new gift opportunity from World Football Daily which is quite a simple competition to enter. We also talk a little Serie A soccer as well. Tune in and join in the fun.
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10.04.13 - October 04, 2013
It's the Friday edition of World Football Daily and we've got quite the pack show for you today. Two guest today, starting things off with Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail, looking forward to the weekend in the Premier League, focusing in on the response we may see from Manchester City after being completely undone by Bayern Munich. We expect to see a result from traveling Manchester United, as well as Chelsea, but we also look in at the London Derby between Spurs and West Ham. Then we bring on American soccer writer Scott French to talk about the move to Miami from Major League Soccer. What sort of impact will David Beckham have in tough sports town like Miami? And will we finally find professional soccer success in Florida? Rafa comes on to talk a little bit about Europa League from last night, the generally disappointing French football we are seeing in Europe, and then the boys take a trip down memory lane looking at Soccer Advertisements from the past, judging which ones to be our favorites.
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10.03.13 - October 03, 2013
The Thursday edition of World Football Daily is here and there is plenty of football to kick about after some midweek Champions League. Our guest for the day is Sky Sports News Presenter David Garrido. Some how, we find out that he too is a Sheffield Wednesday fan, which is steadily becoming a trend with our guest on the show. Of course, we are jumping into football talk with the English clubs who competition in Europe this week, particularly the Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Arsenal. City were completely dismantled by Bayern Munich who looked in top form last night. Manchester United escape with a draw but is that enough to calm some of the critics for Moyes? Then Rafa comes on the program to give his opinion on the performance of the big three clubs of Real Madrid, PSG and Bayern Munich. Then, did you know that Forster could slot in to just about any team in Europe, as stated by Ollie!? Get involved in the show and let us know what you think about the England goal keeping situation.
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10.02.13 - October 02, 2013
Midweek is here and we are primed and ready to talk plenty of football thanks to Champions League this week. Our guest for the day is Goal.com Italian football writer and softy for the Wednesday (that's Sheffield Wednesday), Kris Voakes. It's been a while since we had on Voakes last and the headlines coming out of Italy have never stopped and this week in particular is no different. Milan draw late against Ajax in a match that Ollie surely cringed at watching Juventus look to bounce back after a stumble in their opening group stage match. And there is so much to talk about from Serie A, and so little space to write about what we may or may not get to in the show, it is literally unbelievable. Rafa comes on to talk about the Magic Mesut Ozil and Arsenal beating Napoli. Rafa also gets Ollie to attack Scott Brown and Celtic for him in a debate over the captain's sending off and Neymar's theatrics. Plus, a World Cup 94 email shout, Fernando Torres punishment explained, and the dangerous idea of banking on Champions League Qualification. Yes. It's a packed show. Join in on the discussion.
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10.01.13 - October 01, 2013
Tuesday's show has come and we are more than excited to welcome back UEFA Champions League football. We bring on two guests today to maximize the Champions League discussion. Our first guest joins us from Basel where Ian Holyman will be commentating for the Basel v Schalke match. We also talk a little PSG and Marseille with Ian as he has been working on covering Ligue 1 for Eurosport. What can we expect to see from the French sides in European competition? Then we bring on Independent German football writer, based in Germany, Kit Holden. Kit joins us to look at the German influence across the competition this week. We look at what Ozil will bring to his new side in Arsenal, but of course, we look at Bayern Munich in great detail. Then Rafa comes on the show to look at the results from Monday night when Ollie continues to be the biggest supporter of Lukaku. So much to cover in today's show so hold on and join in the discussion.
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09.30.13 - September 30, 2013
Welcome back from a massive... we mean massive weekend in World football. No matter where you turned, the stories coming out leagues around the globe continue to shock and entertain us. Our guest of the day is Spanish football writer, Graham Hunter. Real Madrid stumble some as they cannot seem to get past Atletico Madrid. Ancelotti says they were bad at the weekend, but does Atletico Madrid deserve more credit than that? Barcelona breeze past Almeria, and where are the stories out side the big two in la liga? Graham helps us to sort that out. Then Rafa joins Ollie to question whether or not there are legitimate sites who do not favor both or either of the big two from Spain because he can't really find it. The boys also reflect on the insane results from the English Premier League, and poke a bit of fun at Ollie's commentary from the weekend at Villa Park. Plus, how much time does Moyes have? The debate continues. Tune in and join in the kick about.
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09.27.13 - September 27, 2013
It's the Friday edition of World Football Daily and we are dragging ourselves past the finish line today with all this midweek football delightfully drowning us in a sea of sport. But that doesn't mean we come with a week show! No, no. We continue on in our globetrotting spirit to cover football from around the world. Ollie give us his review of the last 48 hours in his life which saw just about 5 total hours of sleep as he commentated on Copa Sudamericana matches and CONCACAF Champions League ties as well. Unfortunately, he was not blessed with stunning matches like that of the Xolos (which we talk about as well), but Ollie fought through all this to make it to the show and deliver. We read some emails and get harsh on Aston Villa (because you asked for it) and some bring in a little Italian football as well!
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09.26.13 - September 26, 2013
Thursday has come and the football is still here to tickle our fancy as we prep for Inter Milan v Fiorentina. Our first guest of the day is the legendary European football writer, Andy Brassell. Andy joins the program to talk with Ollie about Real Madrid and the chemistry we see building in the Galacticos' Camp. Will la decima be won this season under Ancelotti? Will the giant science experiment of throwing super star egos together on the same pitch reflect massive results? We also talk about the storm brewing in Turkish football with troubles from outside the lines of the pitch, spilling over to field in more than one way. Brian Dunseth joins the show next after a long while off our airwaves... for no particular reason really. Brian comes on to look at some Concacaf Champions League play, as well as some MLS talking points. Are Seattle Sounders as soft as Rafa claims them to be?? Rafa comes on the program to give us his two cents on the optimistic Liverpool situation and the return of Luis Suarez. There is plenty more to discuss, including the coverage of the Qatar World Cup at this point in time. Tune in and listen!
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09.25.13 - September 25, 2013
In the midweek edition of World Football Daily, it's a game of keepie-uppie as we try to keep up with the football that is going on around the world. Our first guest of the day is Kristan Heneage to continue our discussion on the sacking of our dearly beloved Paolo di Canio. it's one of the more polarizing topics of discussion today in the Premier League as all are split down the middle. Was di Canio never the right fit andhad he over stayed his welcome, or has Sunderland lost their mind in this instance. Our second guest of the day is contributor for The Bleacher Report, Jerrad Peters who helps us cover some Italian football. There is a full slate of Serie A fixture this week, but the big game we want to focus on comes tomorrow when Inter take on Fiorentina. Rafa comes on the program to explain why he went running today, telling a sad story of his time in goal at the weekend. But big discussion is whether or not Luis Suarez will go down in history as a legendary footballer. Go ahead, send in your emails.
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09.24.13 - September 24, 2013
On a week where we are being bombarded with football (in a good way of course)throughout the week, we keep the football talk going. Our guest for the day is the Spanish football editor for Goal.com and good friend of the show in Paul MacDonald. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are in action tonight, with Real Madrid, Valencia, and Sevilla all playing Wednesday. We start things off with the last topic of conversation we had with Paul and that's Real Madrid. We jump off with the discussion of whether or not Karim Benzema is letting his club and fans down. Plus, we talked about Bale pushing Ronaldo, but what about di Maria? And Barcelona being beaten in ball retention for the first time in years!! Prepare for hell to freeze over. Rafa comes on to talk about the true Renaissance man and model professional footballer Romelu Lukaku. Two words... Seven Languages. Listen in and hear all about it.
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