EPLpod: Should the English Premier League fear China?

Chinese football has bought up players like Ramires and Liverpool target Alex Teixeira. This begs the question — should the English Premier League be worried? 

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EPLpod: Leicester City give Manchester City a good old-fashioned rogering

Plucky Leicester City down Manchester City’s group of heartless mercenaries to distance themselves at the top, Manchester United bottle it against Chelsea, while Liverpool fans express their frustration over tickets prices by walking out in the 77th minute.

EPLpod: Mike & Paul final showdown

Football takes a backseat as Mike & Paul have it out over Consuela, aka Connie-Sue, aka The Suez Canal.

EPLpod: Top 6 Premier League teams win except Arsenal who slip to 4th

As per the title, Arsenal are blunted by Fraser Forster’s hot hands while Vardy, Aguero, Kane, Antonio, and Rooney all find the net to ensure their sides keep pace. Lingard is dabbin’ while Ayew is elbow stabbin’, (and I’m sure somewhere out there Sam Allardyce is crabbin’). FYI: Bonus pod out Friday for the Mike & Paul showdown.

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EPLpod: FA Cup void of upsets sees hat-tricks from Iheanacho and Oscar

Move over United, Real Madrid have the big shirt contract now (with Adidas likely losing its shirt in the process). Congrats Chelsea, you advanced in the FA Cup. Your reward: Manchester City. Nemanja Vidic retires and John Terry is denied a new contract. Meanwhile, Paul tries to hold down the fort in Mike’s absence (the latter is a bit testy when dialled).

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EPLpod: Kevin De Bruyne came, he conquered, then he collapsed

The intense English schedule saw Liverpool prevail over Stoke on penalties to progress to the Capital One Cup final. Manchester City did likewise courtesy of KDB’s short but sweet cameo (just don’t ask Martinez about Sterling’s cross). FYI, Paul #2 deputizes in Mike’s place, though the latter is reached for a Consuela bombshell.

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EPLpod: Costa cut down like bean stalk by Big Friendly Giant, I mean German

A cunning Costa orchestrates an Arsenal slide to 3rd in the tables despite Manchester City drawing late on against plucky West Ham. A third straight shutout for Fraser Forster and his Southampton give Mike and ‘single-shot-on-goal’ Manchester United palpitations. Meanwhile, Liverpool send Klopp to the optometrist in search of new glasses following Lallana’s heroic, last-gasp winner over Norwich.

EPLpod: Manchester United to top Deloitte rich list

Financial experts at Deloitte are predicting that Manchester United will become the biggest footballing financial power on earth next year. In FA Cup news news, Liverpool brushed aside Exeter City, Aston villa downed Wycombe, and Tottenham beat Leicester City. Laugh track trouble precursor to rise of the machines?

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EPLpod: Chelsea’s John Terry mystifyingly eludes offside call on equalizer

Paul trolls for a hooker but winds up stumbling across a footballing oracle. John Terry scores on his own goal before equalizing from an offside position, as Everton and Chelsea draw 3 all. Lastly, Klopp finds himself at a loss for words as Manchester United get one shot on target and end up winning.

EPLpod: Barcelona’s Lionel Messi wins Ballon d’Or, Arsenal and Manchester United choke

Lionel Messi beat out Barcelona teammate, Neymar, and longtime nemesis, Cristiano Ronaldo, for the Ballon d’Or. While in England, despite scoring three times, Manchester United drew relegation-bound Newcastle. Arsenal demonstrated a lack of killer instinct by giving up a late equalizer to Liverpool. Chelsea continue to underwhelm.

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