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 catch up on Champions League, the amazing tricks Spurs are turning and the bizzaro mess that is Chelsea. Plus, Buzz is in AZ with FCD and a quick review of “They Shall Not Grow Old” – which has nothing to do with soccer.
This is the one where Andy & Peter were back together for the first time in a few weeks – so lots to catch up on. All the Chelsea drama, why Peter worries for Pulisic and all the other EPL storylines. Buzz checks in to give a FCD update, the transfer window is discusses and the story of a dicpic.
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 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.
FC Dallas legend, coach and father-figure, Oscar Pareja sits down for a conversation covering the shocking trade of Kellyn Acosta, his frustrations of the July transfer window, what to expect from the new faces and ends with passionate answers about his expectations of his players and of himself.
This is the one where Andy & Peter throw together a recorded Google Hangout to discuss the amazing news of FC Dallas trading away Kellyn Acosta for a bunch of stuff. How did this happen? Why? Is the sky falling? Who’s gonna bring the swag? It’s all discussed and analyzed in this 43 minutes.
After struggling to watch the World Cup Final between France and Croatia, because they found themselves enveloped in the middle of 1200 mostly French drunks, Andy & Peter try as best as they could to discuss France’s big win, give an overview of the tournament and pronounce their “best 11” players by position. Warning: this may admittedly be a very tough listen. But we did our best considering the circumstances.
Live from The Happiest Hour in Uptown, and sponsored by Corona, Andy & Peter preview the Final and have no idea about the insane crowd and scene that was about to descend upon them.