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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 talk with Lars about what is going on at Chelsea and Tuchel, plus Andy has to just ‘take it’ from Sam after Everton’s first win at Anfield since ’99. Plus, the crew reviews, “Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait”.
This is the one where Peter & Andy get a call from Greg Lalas to talk about soccer movies and documentaries. Greg is the co-founder of the ‘Kicking+Screening Soccer Film Festival’ and has some really good insight into the topic. Plus more talk on City’s now dominant run and Liverpool’s anything but dominate run. Also, the return of the Champions League is this week, so a preview!
This is the one where Peter has an aneurysm at the end of the show when he learns United gave up a goal on the last kick and Andy has a good laugh. Really, other than the insightful punditry, the best reason to listen to this episode. Oh, and Buzz Carrick (3rddegree.ent) calls in to dish on all the details of the Bryan Renyolds sale to Roma.
This is the one where Andy & Peter agree a 0-0 draw between Arsenal and ManUtd was an entertaining game. Plus they discuss the Lampard/Tuchel/Chelsea drama and how that all may play out. Plus a discussion of the finances of Barca, what that means, the MLS CBA silliness and yes, Jizz Hornkamp makes it on the show.
This is the one where Andy & Peter return from a long hiatus and for their 1st show of the new year. Lots has changed in the Premier League table since the last show, so much to discuss there. Along with, “Is MLS in peril?” and other best in class soccer-talking.
This is the one where Peter is so bored (and while Andy so busy), he dials up the good Lars Sivertsen from London to do some soccer-talking. Previewing the big Liverpool/ManUtd battle for 1st place, what’s going on w/ Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal, should the guys give up their devotion to all things Bielsa and has Big Sam finally chewed off more than even he can chew?
This is the one where Peter totally forgets to mention there is a KickAround t-shirt now for sale! Just $15 and it is glorious! Here’s a link https://tinyurl.com/yccp6ltf or go find it on our twitter account @theKickAround. It was a three hour show with Lars checking in from London and Grant Wahl called in to discuss his Freddy Adu podcast. But the highlight for the guys was Paxton Pomykal also called in to update everyone on his health situation and talk about expectations for 2021.
This is the one where Andy & Peter try to explain the true oddity of Manchester United’s season, visit with Lars about all sorts of Premier & Champions League going on’s, and talk to Buzz about the end of another FC Dallas season. Plus, their required segment about the death of Maradona.
This is the one that starts off poorly as Andy & Peter are totally distracted by the bizarre scenes of the Orlando/NYC MLS penalties that was transpiring as the show went on the air. Not sure they ever recovered from that, but tried to talk about Spurs huge win over City, a bunch of international results and preview Dallas’ playoff chances in PDX.
This is the one where Andy & Peter enjoy the international break to do some catching up. Lars joins in from London to help out with some Premier League and European insight, and Buzz calls in to let everyone know if they should have their FCD playoff hopes up. Plus an impromptu Geekout.