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* – All shows prior to 2018 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 Andy left Peter behind to go play in a tournament, so Owen Newkirk, a Liverpool fan and the Ticket’s Dallas Star dude, sits in to do the soccer talking. Buzz Carrick from 3rdDegree.net also sits in.
This is the one where Andy and Peter marvel at the pure futility of a Burnley/Fulham result, interview a Dallas product who was drafted by a MLS club, and talk to Buzz about all of the different things taking place at FCD.
This is the one where Andy & Peter analyze the wonderful ManCity/Liverpool game, wonder if Pulisic went to the right place and review the “Sunderland Til I Die” series.
This is the one where Andy & Peter catch up to the EPL at its midway point, and Holiday Fixture Cluster Fudge. Plus, a discussion on the Pulisic sale rumors and the latest on the Columbus/Austin resolution.
This is the one where Andy & Peter get excited over an actual top-o-table EPL battle going into the Holiday Fixture Cram. Plus, the guys review their talk with new FCD manager Luchi Gonzalez and some ranting about the club’s refusal to buy a known quantity.
This is the one where Luchi makes his Ticket and KickAround debut as the new Manager of FC Dallas. We get the ‘elephant in the room’ question out of the way first and begin to dig into his style of play and plans.
This is the one where Andy & Peter are actually back together – for the first time in a while – and catch up on all the EPL excitement, specifically because there’s an actual race at the bottom and TOP. Plus, Peter reviews his big English Soccer Trip, Andy tells all about his trip to ATL for MLS Cup 2018 and Jamie Lovegrove of the Sidekicks visits to mark the return of the great indoor club.
This is the one where Andy has to call in from Atlanta, in his effort to remain only one of three people known to have attended every MLS Cup, so Jeff Catlin and Buzz Carrick fill in. Lots to absorb after some weeks off, and include SuperClassico, FCDallas and USSF talk.
This is the one where Andy & Peter deal with the news Oscar Pareja is leaving FC Dallas. *sad face emoji*
This is the one where Andy & Peter, after three weeks of being preempted, get to talk ARSvLIV and catch up on all the EPL and Champions’ League going-on’s they’d missed. Plus, group therapy about the shocking end to FC Dallas’ 2018 season.