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The KickAround is simply about talking soccer and all that implies.
Andy & Peter bring the Dallas area perspective of the game, but in a way familiar to The Ticket. The show gives sanctuary to the segment of the true Ticket P1 who also love soccer. Now, after 20 years, a place for them is found on Saturdays, 2-4.
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Peter Welpton is a life long soccer fan with a 25 year radio career and somehow lucked into mixing the two into this weekly production. He has a real job, but spends his free time playing, writing and talking about soccer. (Dirty secret: the only reason he’s really doing this is to get an invite to Sturm’s annual English soccer trip)
Andy Swift is a soccer lifer who began his professional career as a TV reporter covering “futbol” before tackling management positions with the Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas), Major League Soccer, Dallas Cup, and FIFA. When taking time off from his soccer gigs, he spends too much time over-managing his Diamond Mind Baseball computer Geek-Ball league team.
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This is the one where Peter is so bored (and while Andy so busy), he dials up the good Lars Sivertsen from London to do some soccer-talking. Previewing the big Liverpool/ManUtd battle for 1st place, what’s going on w/ Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal, should the guys give up their devotion to all things Bielsa and has Big Sam finally chewed off more than even he can chew?
This is the one where Peter totally forgets to mention there is a KickAround t-shirt now for sale! Just $15 and it is glorious! Here’s a link https://tinyurl.com/yccp6ltf or go find it on our twitter account @theKickAround. It was a three hour show with Lars checking in from London and Grant Wahl called in to discuss his Freddy Adu podcast. But the highlight for the guys was Paxton Pomykal also called in to update everyone on his health situation and talk about expectations for 2021.
This is the one where Andy & Peter try to explain the true oddity of Manchester United’s season, visit with Lars about all sorts of Premier & Champions League going on’s, and talk to Buzz about the end of another FC Dallas season. Plus, their required segment about the death of Maradona.
This is the one that starts off poorly as Andy & Peter are totally distracted by the bizarre scenes of the Orlando/NYC MLS penalties that was transpiring as the show went on the air. Not sure they ever recovered from that, but tried to talk about Spurs huge win over City, a bunch of international results and preview Dallas’ playoff chances in PDX.
This is the one where Andy & Peter enjoy the international break to do some catching up. Lars joins in from London to help out with some Premier League and European insight, and Buzz calls in to let everyone know if they should have their FCD playoff hopes up. Plus an impromptu Geekout.
This is the one where it’s Halloween, Andy almost ruined a NFL QB’s honeymoon and Peter distracted by seeing a robot dog – but soccer talking still happened.
This is the one where Andy & Peter do their usual catch up on the games of the day, review the start of Champions League, discuss if Pele was good enough for USL-2 and Donovan takes a ride on tSWoA.
This is the one where Andy & Peter react to and discuss the Merseyside Derby that had “a little bit of everything” and the rest of the day’s Premier League action. The guys talk about the FCD/Reggie controversy and good friend, Jake Kemp, takes a spin on the Supreme Wheel of Allegiance.
This is the one where Andy & Peter joyfully debut the “Supreme Wheel of Allegiance”, to assist P1’s with randomly tying themselves to a Premier League club. Plus the guys catch up on all the league zaniness with Lars, review the excellent “Ted Lasso” and try to figure out what’s wrong with the Huntsmen.
This is the one where Andy & Peter jump on the “Is Frank the right coach for Chelsea?” bandwagon after their 3-3 result at WBA. Plus Lars Sivertsen joins in to catch everyone up on the latest on the transfer window. The guys also review the new, short 2nd season of “Leeds, Take Us Home”.