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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 attempt to cram in a new Premier League season Preview in about 30 minutes. Because other programming on the station preempted their normal 2nd hour, and the new season starts before the next show, the guys do the best they can to highlight the season’s Top 10 Storylines to be on the lookout. Your Milage May Vary.
This is the one where Andy & Peter prepare for and discuss the PSG/Bayern Champions League Final and dig into the newly released Premier League schedule (spoiler, it’s crammed). Also a couple of segments about just how bad are things with Luchi and FCDallas.
This is the one where Andy & Peter swim through an amazing week of Champions and Europa League action. Plus Buzz calls in to explain what exactly is going on with FC Dallas losing to Nashville, and what happened during the anthem. Also @Snaves calls into defend his position that Tyler Adams, in fact, did NOT score the “most important goal by an American at club level”. Good show, this is.
This is the one where Andy & Peter review their Premier League predictions, both pre/post COVID break, catch everyone up on the return of European stuff, talk hamburgers and when might FCD get back to playing soccer again? Plus an appearance from Corby and his announced support of Chelsea.
THIS is the one where Andy and Peter look at the many decisive games tied to who was staying up, going down or booking a trip to travel Europe. A special bonus for you P1’s!
This is NOT the recap episode for the end of the Premier League season, nope this is the one where Andy & Peter make predictions about what team would stay up, go down and who would grab those European spots. Plus another whole segment about Pulisic’s great month and if he’s already the “best ever US player”.
This is the one where Andy & Peter’s big wish comes true – Bielsa wins promotion to the Premier League! Sure, it’s the return of Leeds, but for these guys it’s all about their favorite manager. Plus, MLSisSweaty, Dan Crooke checks in with his personal biased reporting on the Championship and we all enjoy the good fortunes of “The Beast”.
This is the one where Andy & Peter wonder if anyone is actually watching MLSisBack, talk to Buzz Carrick about the circumstances around FC Dallas – and catch up on the latest in the Premier League. Plus, the bizarre story of Wigan.
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.