Rush. The best form of goalkeepers for the playground. A long-haired Canadian prog-rock outfit. A mustachioed goal sniffer and, sadly, a description of how Granville and myself had to approach this latest episode of the podcast.

With our studio slot limited, we had to skinny things up and turn this one out double-time. Nonetheless, in 26-minutes, we touched on all the regulars, whilst scattering the silence in between with the usual sniping between the pair of us. It makes you wonder what we waste the other twenty minutes on every week.

Not to worry. Enjoy what you can of this little taster and look ahead to next week’s full-fat return, when we’re planning a new feature and a new voice.

Grab this fast-food snack via this link, or stream the quick chat via the player below….

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  1. you should use the chat up line "did you ever get snow in your eye". If the woman knows what you really mean your onto a winner.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  2. Fat Frank has agreed to join the Galaxy. Guess I'll go see him play once, what the heck.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Has he?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. oh! even that article says 'According to'

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Do you ever post a source?? Tottenham were on the verge of signing Negredo according to you :roll:

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. I strongly believe (and wish) he will be allowed to play for Chelsea for 1 more year..

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  3. A while ago there was a goalkeeper rotation article. FFS reckon the gold-plated cadillac of GK rotations for the rest of the season is Chesney-Bego.

    If Stoke-Swansea is off then I have no keepers (much to the delight of the rather uncharitable Triggerlips). So I could do Rudd > Chesney for a hit and hope to keep the rotation as a "differential" to pay off the hit long-term.

    Lots of money tied up in keepers there but then I do have a big budget. Should I? Or should I push that cash upfield?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. I'll be running with the Bego/Chesney rotation. It'll be worth the extra cash

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. I have wc'd & have bego n Szczy

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. I've gone for that GK rotation ... justified by the fact I got Begovic really early and Szcz has decreased in price since the start. It's a hefty amount in GKs but seems to be a relatively cheap way into some decent defences, with players who are nailed on.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. I asked something like this on the previous page. If you are happy with it for the long haul it works mathematically--you're unlikely to lose points on the deal. My problem is I don't want to lose Migs for one of Chesney/Jaask, and I don't really want to spend the money to upgrade Bunn.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. Very interesting. Nice to be in such esteemed company :)

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  4. and what's this seasons trend?

    removing all pubic hair or thinning out and leaving a little manly tuft?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. you are way too interested in this topic.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. makes a change from talking about the weather.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Not sure.

      I did read yesterday that the trend for brazilians and pube shaving in general is wiping out pubic lice. So I'm pleased you're doing your bit. As it were.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. i'm nothing if not pubically and hygienically responsible.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
      2. Apparently it spreads STD,s more due to slight cuts etc

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Swingers and roundabouts

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. You don't have a vajazzle :shock:

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. You have to try to leave those Amsterdam bars a bit earlier Sporting ABG.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. i'm doing this to get IN to those kinds of bars!

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  5. Lance Armstrong you dirty little rotten cyclist.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Too right. An absolute con artist.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. give him the break. the guy had cancer

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
          • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Make no mistake, he's delt with a lot. But cheating and lying on that scale and against certain individuals is close to unforgivable.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
        2. Cancer victims are allowed to cheat?

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
        3. Trolling

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
      2. The scale of the cheating and the lengths to cover it up unreal. 7 consecutive Tour De France titles is just silly though.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Like none of you have ever done anything you regretted? So easy for the whiter than whites among us to point the finger in the relative safety of the masses.....

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  6. For all those that are having really bad weather today...

    There is still 9.5 weeks off winter left :)

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. the days are getting longer though

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. True, but colder :(

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  7. I'd be gobsmacked if the Swansea game is on tomorrow. I live in the west country and the snow is a good few inches deep and its worse in South Wales. You never know but I'd wager that'll be off.

    Going to hold off my transfer...but the best bet may be getting Arsenal or West Ham in....not because they will play twice but by Wed should have a game.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. I would love Swansea vs Stoke to be off.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. was hoping michu would score a brace tomorrow and punish those who took him out:(

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Exactly why I would love it to be off.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. he will make u pay one day if not tomorrow :)

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. A fellow West Country man eh.

      Still tipping it down with snow here.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. Spill the beans Jonty. What's the plan with the scoutcast?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Ah, its a secret...but hopefully will be an exciting new addition that involves the community more in the podcast. All will be revealed later. Looking forward to it though.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  8. Rem'y quite cheap at 6.0 then

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  9. how is this for a wildcard team

    bego szecny

    zaba clyne davies demel cameron

    michu wqlcott mata cazorla marveax

    rvp suarez pog .. thank you

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Fellow Celtic fan?

      Nice team what's your formation?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  10. Who to bench this GW,
    A) Marveaux or
    B) Lambert?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago

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Last updated: 2 Mar, 2015 11:08am
Player Club Factors
Up Foster WBA A, Vs
Down Pantilimon SUN B, Vs
No Change Ospina ARS B
Up Lloris TOT C, Vs
Down Hart MCI C, Vs
Up Green QPR C, Vs
Down Guzan AVL C, Vs
Up Speroni CPL C


Last updated: 2 Mar, 2015 2:23pm
Player Club Factors
Up Ivanovic CHE A
No Change Bellerín ARS A, Rest, £
Up Dawson WBA A, Vs, £
Up Rose TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
Up Naughton SWA B, Vs, £
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Down Bertrand SOT C
Down Réveillere SUN B, Vs, £
Down Kompany MCI C, Vs
Down Wollscheid STO C
Down Skrtel LIV B
Down Cresswell WHM C, VsX
Up Dann CPL C, Vs
Down Vlaar AVL C, Vs, Inj


Last updated: 2 Mar, 2015 11:33am
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE A
No Change Silva MCI A, Vs
Up Eriksen TOT C, Vs
Up Ozil ARS A, Vs
Up Sterling LIV B, VsX
Down Sánchez ARS C, Vs
Up Phillips QPR B, Vs
Up Puncheon CPL B, VsX
Down Mane SOT C, Vs
No Change Sinclair AVL B, Vs, £
Down Walters STO B
Down Di María MUN B
Down Downing WHM C
Up Ki SWA B, Vs


Last updated: 3 Mar, 2015 7:05pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI A, Vs
Up Kane TOT A, Vs
Up Austin QPR B, Vs
Down Giroud ARS B, Vs
Up Rooney MUN B
Down Diego Costa CHE C
Down NDoye HUL B, £
Up Cissé NEW B, Vs, £
Up Gomis SWA C, Vs
Down Sturridge LIV C, VsX, Rest
Down Lukaku EVE C
No Change Defoe SUN C
Up Benteke AVL C, Vs
Down Berahino WBA B

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VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
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Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
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Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

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Hutton AVL 9
Barry EVE 9
Bardsley STO 9
Cattermole SUN 9
Taylor SWA 9
Clark AVL 8
Cleverley AVL 8
Diego Costa CHE 8
Fábregas CHE 8
Besic EVE 8
Livermore HUL 8
Gerrard LIV 8
Barton QPR 8
Pellè SOT 8
Wanyama SOT 8
Larsson SUN 8
Reid WHM 8
Chambers ARS 7
Agbonlahor AVL 7
Okore AVL 7
Matic CHE 7
Henderson LIV 7
Skrtel LIV 7
Kompany MCI 7
Fernandinho MCI 7
Janmaat NEW 7
Dunne QPR 7
Fonte SOT 7
Schneiderlin SOT 7
Shelvey SWA 7
Mason TOT 7

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