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.
(*Note* – As of 4/3/17 all shows prior to 2017 have been pulled from the site. This was a space and cost savings measure. If there is a show you’re looking for, email us and we’ll find a way to get that file to you.)
This is the one where the great Gordon Jago sits with Peter to talk all about the upcoming EPL season. Predictions by the pair and Andy and Mark Followill. Good times.
This is the one where Andy & Peter got THREE hours, instead of the normal two, and talked about Kellyn Acosta’s announced desire to head to Europe, Neymar’s move to Paris, the pending EPL season start, FCD’s bumpy ride and other stuff not necessarily related to soccer (aka: the “all that implies” portion of the show).
This is the one where Andy & Peter discuss their visit to the Death Star to see the USMNT in the Gold Cup Semi Finals, the never ending buzz about Neymar to PSG (and what that really means), FCD’s solid run (until later that night) and reminding everyone the new EPL season is just around the corner!
This is the one where Andy & Peter whine about the US Cornhole Championships. If that isn’t enough of a tease to listen, the rest isn’t going to persuade you any more.
This is the one where Andy & Peter react to the big Lukaku to United deal and start to dive into the other transfer rumors and dealings to date. They also take a look at The Huntsmen at the halfway point and see if they still favor them to win MLS Cup 2017.
This is the one where Andy & Peter fight through THREE hours of soccer talking – your milage may vary. They talk in detail about Jesse Gonzalez’s switch to the USMNT, the Confed’s Cup final and have a chat with Sean Francis of Asbury Park FC – the coolest football club that actually doesn’t play games. Plus, is Clark Hunt a villainous sports owner?
This is the one when Andy and Peter discussed the first test run of VAR in a big competition and the concerns it’s creating. Also the newly announced rule changes being considered and what might be good and bad for the game.
This is the one where Andy and Peter put a guy named “Amru” thru some high difficulty Dallas Burn trivia to see if he was worthy of a mint condition 1997 Burn jersey.
This is the one where Andy & Peter finally get around to talking “Football Manager” – the insane time suck of soccer management simulation. Phillip Foose from Sports Interactive, the game’s publisher joins the show to discuss. Plus talk about the USMNT and qualifying for Russia.
This is the one where Andy & Peter hang with “their people” at a watching party for the 2017 Champion’s League Final. Oh, and they talk to #Chet, in person!!