Episode 1475: Liverpool’s Nerd Nonsense, And Pep to Juve?
The NYT has published a long piece on Liverpool’s cutting-edge football research unit. We discuss the ways in which nerd nonsense gives them an edge on the competition.
Liverpool is finishing a phenomenal season of soccer — thanks in part to an unrivaled reliance on analytics https://t.co/7c6AZZOpZ7
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 22, 2019
Gabriele Marcotti joins us to talk about why Juventus and Massimiliano Allegri decided to part company.
Interesting analysis from @Marcotti on Allegri's departure from Juventus. For a side that's on the older side, it'll be interesting to see where the club goes from hiring point of view – both manager and players.https://t.co/0RPPKSpzC4
— Soumojit (@Being_Max) May 21, 2019
We then engage in some feverish speculation about what might be happening with these Guardiola to Juventus reports.
| @Agenzia_Italia report Pep Guardiola to Juventus as ‘done deal’ with his presentation scheduled for June 14th. https://t.co/gYkG9hqE4w pic.twitter.com/z5fKTjQJRu
— AS English (@English_AS) May 23, 2019
And we hear from Dermot Corrigan in Madrid about how Antoine Griezmann and Gareth Bale intend to extricate themselves from the golden chains that bind them to their current clubs.
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