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Tactical Foul

Tactical Foul

By Tactical Foul
A Variety Football Podcast, tackling topics from Youth Soccer all the way to Champions league!
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Episode 39: Premier League Era Center Backs Tier List
Today we invite Saginaw Valley State University Men's Soccer Head Coach Louis Barrow to help us rank 30 of the best center backs to ever grace the Premier League. Give it a watch and let us know how we did!   Don't forget to like and subscribe and stay up to date with every episode!   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Try Raze Energy or other great fitness products at this link:     Don’t forget to use Promo Code “TacticalFoul” & get 15% off your order!!
November 21, 2021
Episode 37: 21-22 EPL Prediction
Tactical Foul is back and so is the Premier League so hear where we think your favorite club will finish this year in the table. Also added our choice for top assist provider, top goal scorer, & player of the season.  *This was done prior to some massive signings (Cristiano Ronaldo the main one) 
September 03, 2021
Episode 36: 20-21 EPL Table Prediction Review
It's time for reflection as the PL season has come to an end. What a better way to reflect than discussing my predictions for this 20-21 Premier League season. Also I brought along a familiar face to help dissect the season and roast me every chance he gets!    Don't forget to like and subscribe and stay up to date with every episode!   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Try Raze Energy or other great fitness products at this link:     Don’t forget to use Promo Code “TacticalFoul” & get 15% off your order!!
May 29, 2021
Episode 34: Tactical Foul W/ Anthony Dwayne Murray
Had an amazing conversation with a great advocate for the Women's game. It was a very enjoyable chat about how to progress the the game on and off the field especially in the Women's game. We also discuss some of the more hot topics in the sport including the now dead Super League, among many other things! Check it out and don't forget to like and Subscribe!!   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Try Raze Energy or other great fitness products at this link:     Don’t forget to use Promo Code “TacticalFoul” & get 15% off your order!!
May 24, 2021
Episode 35: Lee Hudson
Today we talk to Lee, a coach who talks about being on his 4th chapter in his adult life. Starting with time spent in the British Royal Air Force, coaching for his boyhood club, moving across the pond to follow "The American Dream", and now as a leading force in bringing one of the fastest growing brands in sports technology to the US.  Check it out and don't forget to like and Subscribe!!   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Try Raze Energy or other great fitness products at this link:     Don’t forget to use Promo Code “TacticalFoul” & get 15% off your order!!
May 22, 2021
Tactical Foul Episode 33: Most Attractive EPL Managers
It's a new season for Tactical Foul! We start it off with an outrageous episode where we rank all 20 managers in the Premier League. Not based on tactics, merit, or anything to do with coaching. We lean into the foul this week as we rank them on who is the most/least attractive.    This week I'm joined by Bridget Symborski #9 on Foul FC check out what she has going on here:   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Try Raze Energy or other great fitness products at this link:   Don’t forget to use Promo Code “TacticalFoul” & get 15% off your order!!
March 26, 2021
Episode 32: Tactical Foul W/ Craig Heskey
On this episode we chat with Craig, who is doing his best to help the next generation of footballers from the education and coaching side of the game. Listen as he discusses using his experiences on and off the field to teach and prepare the players in front of him. All this and so much more, including another round of Trivia at the end!    Check out everything Craig has going on here:   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Try Raze Energy or other great fitness products at this link:  Don’t forget to use Promo Code “TacticalFoul” & get 15% off your order!!
March 10, 2021
Episode 31: Tactical Foul W/ David Robertson
Come enjoy this conversation with David Robertson who is one of the most highly regarded youth coaches in the America. We talk about the success he had in Cincinnati, developing national team level kids, using social media/technology to your advantage and so much more!    Where to find David Robertson and his work:  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Try Raze Energy or other great fitness products at this link:  Don’t forget to use Promo Code “TacticalFoul” & get 15% off your order!!
March 04, 2021
Episode 30: Tactical Foul W/ Sasi Ramu
Check out this episode where we talk about the life as a former Singapore International, turned successful entrepreneur and media personality. Sasi has such an inspiring story and experiences that he has used to find success in his life outside of playing. Make sure to stick around to the end to find out the great gift that he shared with all of you!      Sports Coaching Business Formula: Check out everything Sasi has going on here:   To Watch:
March 02, 2021
Episode 29: Tactical Foul W/ Yael Averbuch-West
Check out our latest episode where we talk Yael Averbuch-West. Hear about her incredible journey through soccer. From starting at 7 and quickly knowing she was going to be a pro soccer player, 105 consecutive starts and a retired jersey at the the powerhouse of Women's college soccer North Carolina, 26 caps for the USWNT and a now founding and running a global soccer training company called Techne Futbol. All that and somehow, even more!  Let us know what you think of this and every episode in the comments or on social media, and don't forget to like and subscribe! Check out everything Yael has going on here: To watch follow the link here:
February 19, 2021
Episode 28: Tactical Foul W/ Billy Cove
On this episode we talk to one a guy with a burgeoning following due to his great work on Covey's Grass Rootz Show on YouTube, twitter banter, and great work in the coaching world. Find out about his former life as an absolute bagsman in non-league football, taking nearly a decade long hiatus from the game, and his journey back into the game as a manager and more.    Make sure to give Covey and all his projects a follow at the links below:
February 10, 2021
Episode 27: Tactical Foul W/ Michael "Brownie" Brown
Today I talked to Michael Brown who is a great member of the football community in many different arenas. He is a photographer, a coach, and content creator. Find out his story and hear about collaboration within in our sport, the rollercoaster ride that is being a West Ham fan, and a fun segment of "Is it Tactical or Is It Foul". Let us know what you think in the comments and don't forget to subscribe.    Check out all the great things Brownie has going on here:
February 04, 2021
Episode 26: Tactical Foul W/ Sam Holmshaw MSc
Today we talk to Sam, Ilkley Town Women's Manager and host of Sports Coaching Podcast. We discuss his academic approach to coaching, setting yourself apart within your profession, and having his family every step of the way.    Sam puts out so much great content, check it out here:
January 28, 2021
Episode 25: Tactical Foul W/ Rob Porter
Check out the conversation I had with Rob, a grassroots coach as well as a coach in the Oxford United Girls Academy. We discuss the process of creating sessions, keeping coaches connected and collaborating, even the San Francisco 49'ers. Give it a listen and let us know what you think and don't forget to like & subscribe!    While you're at it go give Rob a follow and see all the great content he puts out: To Watch:
January 25, 2021
Episode 24B: Tactical Foul W/ Shaun Soderling Part 2
The conclusion to Shaun and I's conversation. We discuss Jill Ellis the world cup winning, zombie killing, cool mom. Also the state of both the men and women national teams, and I test Shaun's trivia knowledge!!    Here are all the ways to stay up to date with Shaun:
January 22, 2021
Episode 24A: Tactical Foul W/ Shaun Soderling Part 1
Shaun Soderling and I just clicked it was a great conversation and before we knew it we had been on recording for over 3 hours. Editing is a wonderful thing but not when there is virtually nothing to cut out. So we went for the 2 is better than 1 approach. In Part 1 we discuss Shaun's journey through coaching, recruiting, men's league in Michigan (we don't mess about), dealing with the pandemic, etc. So much great stuff and the best part is it there is more to come. Enjoy, let us know what you think and don't forget to like and subscribe!   Here are all the ways to stay up to date with Shaun:
January 22, 2021
Episode 23: Tactical Foul W/ Karl Davy
Karl is not only a coach side on the women's side of the game but also an incredible advocate for it at all levels. Listen as we discuss his role a reserve team manager, the differences and similarities within the UK and US football system, the influx of money within the women's game and so much more.  Stay up to date with everything Karl has going on: We also introduced a new game this week called "IS IT TACTICAL or IS IT FOUL". I gave Karl different topics, people and phrases and he had to give his opinion on whether he thought they were tactical (good) or foul (bad). I'd love if you played along give your answers in the comments or on any of the socials @tactcalfoulpod.
January 20, 2021
Episode 22: Tactical Foul W/ Darren Currie
Join us as we chat with Darren Currie about his lengthy professional career and his eventual transition in Management. In between we tackled topics such as having a passion for the game, sacrifices at the top level, and seizing every opportunity to play. Also TRIVIA IS BACK!! See if he was tactical or foul when it came to answering questions about his family, his playing and managerial career!    To stay up to date with Darren follow him at the links below:
January 13, 2021
Episode 21: One Signing For Each of The "Big 6" Clubs
Today we do our best to "help" the big 6 clubs (you may notice Arsenal is not included) in the upcoming January transfer window. We will give our opinion on what players will help push them towards 20-21 EPL Title. Let us know what you think, what we got right, and inevitably what we go wrong!
January 11, 2021
Episode 20: Tactical Foul W/ Andy Seraphin
Join us as we talk to a Doctor Physical Therapy who doubles as grassroots soccer coach. We discuss the impact of youth players being over exerted  and how the extended breaks have contributed to increased muscular injuries. Andy also discuss the importance of making the game enjoyable and creating life long fans of the sport.   Go show love and follow all the things Andy has going on here:
January 10, 2021
Episode 19: Tactical Foul W/ Ashton Brooks
Come listen as I talk to Senior Striker at Limestone University Ashton Brooks. We discuss the trials and tribulations of entering the transfer portal and just how monumental of decision that is. We also discuss Ashton's personal challenges on and off the field and how overnight she became a figure of inspiration in the face of cruelty.   To find out all the big things Ashton is up to follow her on all the links below:
January 04, 2021
Episode 18: Tactical Foul W/Martyn Irvine
Enjoy this episode as we discuss coaching education, man management and really dive deep into the best and worst parts of this pandemic both in the US and the UK. Martyn has incredible story and I can't express the gratitude I have towards him for coming on not only to chat but also being open and sharing with us. Check it out, let us know what you think and don't forget to like and subscribe! To watch go to:
January 03, 2021
Episode 17: Tactical Foul 2020
2020 has come to an end and although it was a tough year a lot took place and many in football had amazing years. Come find out who I think had the best 2020 and let us know your thoughts as well!
January 02, 2021
Episode 16: Tactical Foul W/ Collin Weber
Come listen as we talk to one of my oldest friends and teammates. Collin is a former collegiate soccer player who has transitioned from the field to the mat to try leave his mark on the youth wrestling scene. Let us know what you think as we discuss youth sports, pick up culture and even the state of the premier league.
December 28, 2020
Episode 15: Tactical Foul W/ Tom Webster
Join me as we discover the world of Non-League Football from the view of a Chairman. Tom and I had a conversation as he talked about how he made his way to being the Chairman of Seaford Town FC and how he has made it his mission to be a part of revamping and revitalizing Seaford Town all while maintaining the history and values of his home town club.  Don't miss a chance to catch everything Tom and Seaford Town FC have coming up!!
December 10, 2020
Episode 14: Tactical Foul: RIP Maradona
Come listen as we discuss some the major topics in the football world. Injuries galore,  youthful renaissance for the USMNT, and saying goodbye to one of the biggest and brightest stars the game has ever seen.  
November 29, 2020
Episode 13: Tactical Foul: China V USA who will buy soccer first? (w/Laurence Paterson)
We're back!!! After a extended period on the shelf, we have come back  with an absolute banger! Come listen to an amazing conversation with Laurence Paterson who brought a much needed intelligence and class to the podcast. Hear about "The Old Firm", Chinese politics and the fight to build culture within the sport. 
November 12, 2020
Episode 12: EPL 20-21 Predictions
Find out where I predicted your favorite Premier League Club to finish in the table this year! Who do you think is going down? Any surprise teams that may storm up the table? I am so excited for the season as I hope you all are as well!
September 13, 2020
Episode 11: Top 10 Series: EPL GK's
Today we unveil our list for Top 10 Goal Keepers in the Premier League right now. We had 9 people vote and I took the averages to get our list! Come find out who made our list and tell us if were right or completely wrong!! Special Guests: Michael Lamb, Laurence Paterson, Louis Barrow and Marty Maybin.  Watch this episode on Youtube:
September 06, 2020
Episode 10: Man United Perfect Transfer Window (If Jadon Sancho Wasn't a Footballer)
Manchester United had an encouraging season but have a lot of work to do with our squad. Now all the news and tabloids are about Jadon Sancho and honestly I'm a bit bored of talking about until he is holding a United Shirt. Find who I sold, bought and even loaned out! Comment below who you think Manchester United needs to buy to contend with Liverpool and Man City. To watch click here:
August 23, 2020
Episode 9: Tactical Foul: Best Young Players Tier List
Come listen to where Cameron and I ranked some of the best young talents in the world! To watch go to
July 31, 2020
Episode 8: Tactical Foul: Money Wins Again
Today we talk about the biggest stories in football today. City back in Europe, Liverpool lose their chance at history, The Real Champs of Spain are on top and much more.  To see the New Studio watch over on Youtube: Don't Forget to get involved on twitter and at the website
July 19, 2020
Episode 7: Tactical Foul Premier League Tier List
Join us as we introduce 2 new guests to the show as we create tier list of the 20 current EPL teams. We take the present day performances and how well a team is set up for the future. Check where we ranked your favorite club and tell us your thoughts!  
June 30, 2020
Episode 6: Tactical Foul W/ Louis Barrow
Come listen to this great conversation with Louis Barrow one of the youngest Head Coaches in college soccer talk about the roller-coaster ride of being a Newcastle fan, coming to America, the culture of football and so much more. To keep up to date with Louis and the Cardinals go to and watch last season highlights, interviews and watch live streams this Fall!
June 24, 2020
Episode 5: Tactical Foul W/ Lawyer Jones AKA TruthJones
WE ARE BACK!!! Better than ever with a great episode with the ultra talented artist and coach that goes by a few names. Come listen to our conversation that involves things such as youth soccer, hip hop culture in Football, Atlanta's growing football infrastructure and so much more! Hear our opinions on rivalries in sport, choir and even if a little bit of basketball (his opinion should probably hold more weight though).  After you listen to the episode don't forget to follow and support TruthJones on all social media platforms:
June 07, 2020
Episode 4: Tactical Foul W/ Phil Moore
Listen to hear about one of the chillest and likeable people in our local community bringing his wealth of experience in the Detroit youth soccer area to the Tri-County. Lots of great stories, useful information and an abundance of laughs along the way! To watch live check out TC TV every Tuesday and Thursday at
April 18, 2020
Episode 3: Interview W/ Tyler Channell
In this Episode we talk to  Nationals Tri-County U13-U19 DOC about his journey through soccer. Rec in Troy, Michigan, Walking on at SVSU, Being a 2x GLIAC player of the a year, Invite to the MLS Combine, coaching for pennies and winning his first State Cup! (Special Appearances from the doggie duo of Thor & Loki)
April 01, 2020
Episode 2: Top 10 Managers of All Time
We take on the ridiculous challenge of ranking the 10 Best Managers of All Time. Listen to Cameron and I fight over most things especially who ultimately is #1. Plenty of surprises in the list and some unbelievable managers left out!
March 28, 2020
Episode 1: Interview w/ Cameron Baker
Today we talk about Cameron Baker, a leader in the Mid-Michigan Soccer community, we discuss how he began loving soccer, the reality of development growing up with volunteer coaches, Misery at the University of Michigan, Watching a former Womens National Team Coach and the best Education he's received after college!
March 25, 2020