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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 do a three hour show! Buzz Carrick from 3rdDegree.net calls in to provide the latest with FCD and their COVID outbreak during “MLS is Back”. Plus a solid hour’s worth of segments with Premier League journalist, the grand Lars Sivertsen from The Guardian. And we finally get the “Andy Swift Drop Bracket” and it was worth the wait.
This is the one where LIVERPOOL ARE CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND, and Andy is too shy to sing thee signature song. So, lots of L’Pool talk, catching up on the table and games that have taken place. Plus Tyler Kern comes back to close out the Bundesliga season and we worry about FC Dallas’ COVID news.
This is the one where Andy & Peter revel in the return of their beloved Premier League. Reviewing the 1st batch of games, discussing the fake crowd sounds, empty stadiums and new controversies. Also, they didn’t forget the Bundesliga and wonder if “MLS is Back” is actually going to happen.
This is the one where Andy & Peter’s pants go crazy because the return of the Premier League is near! A re-preview of where we left the season and what to expect in these final set of games. The guys also dive into the details of “MLS is Back” tournament now that the groups have been announced. Plus Tyler Kern returns to discuss the latest in Germany.
This is the one where Andy returns from his pillow fort and rejoins Peter in studio! Lots to catch up on the return of the Premier League, the day’s action in the Bundesliga with Tyler Kern and the MLS CBA was signed and the players aren’t happy about it. Plus, FCD was back in the news, but not for good reasons. Oh, and Peter has been told a prophecy.
This is the one where Andy & Peter celebrate news of the Premier League’s announced dates and details to return. Plus Tyler Kern joins to discuss the latest in Bundesliga action and Bayern’s dominance. Also, concerns about where MLS is headed with their Orlando plans and a kick ass idea for the Dallas Beer Guardians to consider.
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.