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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 & Peter really show off their deep Bundesliga insight by goofing on Tyler Kern his recommendation for P1’s to follow Union Berlin – who now have lost two in a row. Plus, a very special appearance by Lars Sivertsen, football journalist for The Guardian and TalkSport. Lars offers up his thoughts on Project Restart and gives some background on Dortmund’s wunderkind, Haaland.
This is the one where Andy & Peter go bonkers over the return of soccer – German Style! The good Tyler Kern joins the guys to bring his expert opinions on the Bundesliga, the 1st games back and how what we saw will effect all the other leagues. Plus some details on what MLS is attempting to pull off.
This is the one where Andy & Peter celebrate the return of soccer by having someone else on to help provide expertise! Hey, it’s the Bundesliga, not their forté – so why not all learn together? The good @TylerKern joins in to talk about his favorite league and just exactly how this is going to work and what to be on the lookout for. Also, an amazing visit from the great Ronnie O’Brien – one of the game’s most interesting stories. If you’re a fan of soccer, you’ll be a fan of Ronnie’s – if not already.
This is the one where Andy & Peter visit with the great Billy Hicks, Dallas Burn’s OG GM and man with an usual sports resume, to look back on the club’s highest attended ever game (35,250) – May 5, 1996. The guys also catch up on all the current plans to restart the game and Peter presents his waaaay too detailed FIFA calendar.
This is the one where Andy & Peter spend a segment talking with the great Mark Dodd, original goalkeeper of the Dallas Burn. He visits to discuss the great “MLS Shootout” – and provide his perspective of the experiment. Plus, they wrap up their review of Sunderland Til I Die, explain what’s going on with all the “DA news” and have one of those stupid “Mt Rushmore” conversations.
This is the one, another one, where the guys are each at their COVID-free homes. Andy & Peter start reviewing season 2 of Sunderland ‘Til I Die and reflect on the opening day of the ’96 Dallas Burn and what it meant to each of them. Also, because there just isn’t a lot of soccer to talk about and reminiscing is beginning to feel snoozy – its the debut of “The CookAround”.
This is the one where Andy has a technological disaster while trying to discuss Netflix’s “The English Game”. If you love radio broadcast meltdowns, this is a pretty good one. Also, the guys spend time reflecting and discussing the ’97 USOC Final, which they both were in attendance, and Andy tells stories about the Legend of Leonel.
This is the one where Andy & Peter are properly self-isolating, which means they are each doing the show remotely from their homes. They catch up on the latest news on when/if soccer returns, The Curious Case of Ronaldinho, review the great TOR! and Producer Sam presents “Peter Drop Tournament”.
This is the one where Andy & Peter attempt a soccer show depleted of all soccer being played. Instead content is ‘about soccer’ or ‘soccer related’. The guys catch up on the latest plans for how to resume the soccer calendar and the threat to teams and leagues. The Court of Allegiance hears adjudicates an application for a change of club and they talk to Ciaran Brennan from SI Games, makers of Football Manager and review G’olé the doc of the ’82 World Cup.
This is the one where Andy & Peter discuss all of the COVID19 fallout across global soccer/football, the likely resolutions to rescheduling or cancelations and the biggest worry – clubs going bust. Also, an early review of FC Dallas after two games, the frustrating trash fire that is USSF and the debut of “The Doo-doo Song”. Sorry about that.