Episode 9 – More than a Messi affair

With all the chaos and turmoil surrounding FC Barcelona on and off the pitch, Ritwik Sarkar and Aaryan Parasnis address the issues that have been plaguing the club behind the scenes for almost 5 years. In this episode recorded just about 12 hours before Messi announced his decision to stay, we discuss what has been wrong with the current board and how it’s following a long withstanding pattern of mismanagement, leading eventually to the club’s best-ever player desperately seeking a way out.

Episode 8 – Manchester United season review (Part 2)

In part two of the Manchester United season review, Devesh and Suwaid join Anubhav to discuss the Europa League semi-final defeat and the expectations from the transfer market. They also reflect on the young crop of talented youngsters in the academy and finish with what they expect from the Reddevils next season. Do join us, for this in-depth conversation.
1:26 – Europa League Semi-Final thoughts,
11:50 – An in-depth look at United’s transfer requirements,
31:35 – Academy starlets(?) discussed,
41:51 – Goal of the season, Player of the season, Moment of the season,
47:30 – Looking ahead to next season,
This podcast was recorded on Sunday, 19th August 2020.
Part 1 – https://anchor.fm/kickingoffwitheadf/episodes/Manchester-United-season-review–potential-transfers-and-build-up-to-the-Europa-League-ehjq9s

Episode 7 – FPL 20/21 launch – Initial pricing reactions

FPL’s new player price values have been released for the upcoming Premier League season and our in-house FPL experts Anirudh Shenoy and Samson Baretto shared their first reactions to the newly released figures. Listen in as they crunch the numbers and give their predictions for the forthcoming season!

Arsenal – 01:10, Aston Villa – 7:10, Brighton – 10:15, Burnley – 13:59, Chelsea – 16:00, Crystal Palace – 17:30, Everton – 18:50, Fulham – 20:23, Leicester City – 21:56, Leeds United – 24:25, Liverpool – 27:10, Manchester City – 31:05, Manchester United – 34:38, Newcastle United – 37:30, Sheffield United – 39:05, Southampton – 40:22, Spurs – 41:40, West Brom – 44:17, West Ham – 46:33, Wolves – 48:47

*This podcast was recorded on Sunday, 16th August 2020, before United got another penalty…..*

Episode 6 – Young & Emerging Players in the Premier League

Join Anubhav and Rohit as they evaluate, analyse and share their thoughts on the performances of some of the best young and emerging players who made a name for themselves in the Premier League in the recently concluded season. 60% of the names feature players from the Big 6 in England but there were also a few other gems unearthed as the season progressed. Tune in to find out who they are and why they stood out. 
1.57: Mount, 
3.52 Lamptey,
6:42 Neto, 
8:30 Cantwell,
12:15 Foden, 
15.40 Greenwood, 
20:05 Tomori, 
23:36 Douglas Luiz, 
27: 00 Sakalicous,
31:17 Eric Garcia, 
35:48 Obafemi, 
38:08 Vroom Vroom, 
42:38 CHO. 
45:13 Captain America, 
48:57 Connolly,
51:43 SARR,
56: Reece James, 
59:01 Brandon Williams, 
1:02:24 Ramsdale, 
1:07:51 Gabrieeeeeel,
This podcast was recorded on Sunday, 13th August 2020.

Episode 5 – Manchester United

It’s been a rollercoaster season for everyone associated with Manchester United. From languishing in the bottom half of the table in September/October to finishing 3rd. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his coaching staff have done a commendable job to lift the spirits of a unit that looked all over the place at one point. Having said that, Ole will know there is a lot that needs to be worked on. United need to recruit well, improve their squad depth and also continue their great run post lockdown. Join our resident United boys Ritwik, Hrishikesh, Anirudh and Anubhav as they shed light on the United’s recently completed Premier League campaign, the highs and the lows through the season and the areas that need improving. They also discuss potential transfers that could boost the squad and how the club should approach the Europa League. Happy listening! 
This podcast was recorded on Sunday, 2nd August 2020. 

Episode 4 -The Champions League Special

With all the major European leagues on the verge of completion, the focus will now shift to the most prestigious club competition in the world – the Champions League. Join us as Alex Barker, Kabir Ali, Ritwik Sarkar and Anirudh Shenoy argue for and against the teams they feel could go all the way and win the big prize in Lisbon. Will Hansi Flick’s Bayern juggernaut steal the show? Do Diego Simeone’s perennial ‘Dark Horses’ have an outside chance? Could Pep finally break his Champions League knockout curse or are we expecting one of the underdogs to make a late run in? Do tune in for some in-depth analysis and gutsy predictions!
This podcast was recorded on 25th July 2020.

Episode 3 – Looking ahead to FPL Gameweek 38+

We recorded our first FPL podcast last night in which Anirudh Shenoy and Samson Baretto went over the ideal picks for the final gameweek along with a template for managers using the free hit chip. A lot of information has been packed into this 43-minute podcast and all your questions have also been answered in the final 10 minutes. Do give this a listen before the deadline on Sunday. We wish you all the best for the final gameweek. Hope your arrows are green!

Episode 2 – Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta B.C

Atalanta are a small club from Bergamo, Lombardo, Italy that was founded in 1907. They are affectionately known as ‘Regina Delle  Provinciali’ which translates to ‘Queen of provincial clubs’. This is to mark the fact that they are the most consistent team in Italy not based in a regional capital. 
We took a closer look at Gian Piero Gasperini’s rampaging Atalanta project that has captivated the hearts and minds of football fans all over the world. We went over the tactics behind his system, we also dug deeper into their stats, focused on their players and also took a look at their Champions League run so far. Do have a listen!
Additionally, if you want further reading material on this Atalanta squad, do check out some of our older pieces on them –
‘Breaking down the tactical nuances of Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta B.C’ – https://www.elartedf.com/atalanta-tactics-gasperini-ilicic-zapata/
‘As easy as ABC, flying the European flag for Italy’ – https://www.elartedf.com/atalanta-flying-european-flag/
Our guests on the show today – 
Ritwik Sarkar – https://www.elartedf.com/author/ritwik-sarkar/
Aaryan Parasnis – https://www.elartedf.com/author/aaryan-parasnis/
Hrishikesh Dabir -https://www.elartedf.com/author/hrishikesh-dabir/
This podcast was recorded on 18th July 2020.

Episode 1 -PL TOTY, Champions League qualification race and José Mourinho at Spurs

We try and reach a consensus on the Premier League team of the year – (6:30mins). Followed by that, we take a look at how the Champions League qualification race is shaping up (46:58) and we end our first episode with a passionate conversation on José Mourinho, Spurs and José  Mourinho at Spurs (55:15)
*This podcast was recorded on Sunday, 12th July 2020.*