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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 Andy, reportedly, is “at a wedding” (*wink*) so the great Steve Davis and Tyler Kern sat in with Peter for a soccer-talking “Thruple”. A lengthy discussion and breakdown of the ManCityBan news, along with a segment dedicated to the “Own Goal”. Plus some MLS25 talk and The Dribble.
This is the one where Andy and Peter discuss the big news that happened in soccer here in America last week – The new CBA, the lawsuit over Pro/Rel, and the resignation of Jay Berhalter are all topics that impact the sport in the homeland. Plus they catch up on the Premier League as it tries our a “winter break” of sorts.
This is the one where Andy & Peter test run their “Grand MLS+LigaMX Theory” across noted soccer journo Jon Arnold. They also attempt, and fail, at Ticket Theater for the US/Costa Rica friendly and also check out the long running list of records Liverpool stand to break on this very special season.
This is the one where Andy & Peter return what looked like a FC Dallas youth convention in Vegas, to talk all about the latest in Premier League storylines (who’s gonna fart their way to 4th?), Chicharito is coming to town and if they’re excited/disappointed in the FCD player signing announcement.
This is the one where Andy is off, again, on another “work trip” (don’t forget to witness his social media explosion of food & pub tweets!) so to fill in is the GREAT Steve Davis! The dean of soccer journalism in Dallas, and a good friend, it was fantastic to have his brain on the show. We hope it happens now with more regularity.
This is the one, the first one, of the new decade! Andy and Peter discuss which of CHE, ARS, TOT or MUN you would want to take over as manager, do we care about the FA Cup anymore and the bizarre story of the referee who mysteriously retired last year. Plus, is MLS 2020 just the start of another NASL?
This is the one where Andy and Peter are back together after way too long a time and spend FOUR segments catching up on all the Premier League holiday action, including Andy coming as close as ever to accepting Liverpool’s fate. Plus, that long lost Mike Rhyner/Sidekicks audio is found and played!
This is the one where the patriarch of The Ticket – Mike Rhyner – fills in for Andy. While there’s talk of Mike’s days as the PxP guy for the Sidekicks and MISL talk, an attempt at a game surround English Soccer Club names and Mike reviews Peter’s favorite soccer movie, “Victory” – the show gets bumped off the road by the breaking news of a fire at the under construction ballpark – the home of Mike’s favorite team the Texas Rangers.
This is the one where Andy & Peter do a short show but get in a lot of Premier League talk because everyone on the show were winners. Liverpool, Everton and ManU all won, some more dramatic than others. Plus some catch up on the news in MLS.
This is the one where Andy & Peter return after almost a month of getting preempted by SMU Football and Stars Hockey. Making a rare appearance is Bob Sturm as Peter attempts to get him admit Liverpool’s eventual championship. Plus lots of catching up on everything that has happened since the last show (Poch! Jose! Emry!) and just skip the last five minutes because the debut of “KickAround Theater” didn’t go very well. Apologies.