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Longball Premier League Preview – Everton say adios to Rafa, Tuchel in Trouble, and the John vs. Declan Derby

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How I coached an unbeaten team
In the summer of 2021, I took a youth team to an unbeaten campaign, in their first ever season playing together. While winning is never the most important part of youth soccer, I share some of the key tips and tricks that allowed me to achieve success with my team and instill a positive culture where each and every player wanted to return. In the first half of the episode, I also discuss the exciting opportunities coming up on TheMastermindSite.com. Follow the show and my body of work @mastermindsite and @desmondrhys!  ----- Produced by Rhys Desmond as part of TheMastermindSite.com. Follow the show @mastermindsite on social media and subscribe to TMS. This episode was supported by @FootyLingo. Visit FootyLingo to play language and reading comprehension games based on our analyses, and use the code "mastermindsite" at check out for 20% off any subscription plan. That's our social handle, "mastermindsite" for 20% any subscription plan on FootyLingo.com.
28:43
May 31, 2022
FA Cup Final Preview + Cheslea’s fresh face and Haaland’s arrival
On this week’s episode of the Longball Preview Show, Declan is joined once again by Oliver Carpenter to discuss Chelsea’s new owner, Manchester City's much anticipated signing of Erling Haaland, and preview the FA Cup Final. With so much to talk about it would be a shame if you didn’t dive right into this episode! Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Oliver Carpenter Twitter: @Goalatics and @OliKCarpenter ------------------------------------------------------------- Produced by Rhys Desmond as part of TheMastermindSite.com. Follow the show @mastermindsite on social media and subscribe to TMS. This episode was supported by @FootyLingo. Visit FootyLingo to play language and reading comprehension games based on our analyses, and use the code "mastermindsite" at check out for 20% off any subscription plan. That's our social handle, "mastermindsite" for 20% any subscription plan on FootyLingo.com.
52:19
May 13, 2022
Everton’s tumble, West Ham’s European Tour, and the Divock Effect
On this week’s Longball Preview, Kausty Kapoor joins Declan to review last week’s action in the Premier League and all the European action before taking a deep dive into West Ham vs Arsenal, and the relegation six-pointer between Watford and Burnley. Be sure to follow the show @mastermindsite on social media to never miss an update, as we continue to preview the remainder of the season!  PANEL Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Kausty Kapoor Instagram: @futbolmasterminds ----------------------------------------------------- Produced by Rhys Desmond as part of TheMastermindSite.com. Follow the show @mastermindsite on social media and subscribe to TMS. This episode was supported by @FootyLingo. Visit FootyLingo to play language and reading comprehension games based on our analyses, and use the code "mastermindsite" at check out for 20% off any subscription plan. That's our social handle, "mastermindsite" for 20% any subscription plan on FootyLingo.com.
01:03:14
April 29, 2022
Sean Dyche shown the door, Erik Ten Hag's future at United, and Chelsea’s future ownership
On this week’s Longball Premier League Preview Show, Declan is joined by Dan Black of the Burnley Express to discuss Sean Dyche’s ten year stay at Turf Moor with Burnley, and how it all fell apart. Oliver Carpenter follows to provide an update on the current ownership situation at Chelsea, and the new future that Ten Hag could bring to Manchester United. Lastly, Kausty Kapoor joins Declan to preview this weekend’s Premier League action!  Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Kausty Kapoor Twitter: @futbolmasterminds Daniel Black – the Burnley Express Twitter: @Danblack84 Oliver Carpenter @Olijcarpenter ----------------------------------------------------- Produced by Rhys Desmond as part of TheMastermindSite.com. Follow the show @mastermindsite on social media and subscribe to TMS. This episode was supported by @FootyLingo. Visit FootyLingo to play language and reading comprehension games based on our analyses, and use the code "mastermindsite" at check out for 20% off any subscription plan. That's our social handle, "mastermindsite" for 20% any subscription plan on FootyLingo.com.
01:32:15
April 23, 2022
A top of the table six-pointer, Frank Lampard, and taking stock in the battle at the bottom
On this week’s show Declan is joined by Kausty Kapoor to preview one of the biggest games of the season, Liverpool vs. Manchester City. They talk the key tactical battles in the middle of the park and get into a hearty debate about who should play in Liverpool’s front three for the game. In the back half of the show, they flip the script to overview the bottom of the table, focusing on Everton’s death spiral, Burnley’s push, and what chance Watford and Norwich have of staying up. Follow the show @mastermindsite and @futbolmasterminds.  Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Kausty Kapoor @futbolmasterminds
58:17
April 09, 2022
Leeds on the Marsch, Everton face the drop, and the International Break
On this week’s show, Declan is joined by Kausty Kapoor to reminisce on the international break, Leeds’ revival under Jesse Marsch, and the upcoming games of the week! Follow the show @mastermindsite on social media and don't miss this action-packed episode. Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Kausty Kapoor Instagram: @futbolmasterminds ---------------------------------------------- Produced by Rhys Desmond as part of TheMastermindSite.com. Follow the show @mastermindsite on social media and subscribe to TMS. This episode was supported by @FootyLingo. Visit FootyLingo to play language and reading comprehension games based on our analyses, and use the code "mastermindsite" at check out for 20% off any subscription plan. That's our social handle, "mastermindsite" for 20% any subscription plan on FootyLingo.com.
01:05:20
April 01, 2022
Abramovich sanctioned, the race against relegation, and Kulusevski's rise to stardom
On this week’s show, Declan is joined by Ziming to talk over a hectic week at Chelsea and the continued unfolding situation with Roman Abramovich at Chelsea. The lads also discuss the race against relegation at the bottom of the table, and Dejan Kulusevki's rise to stardom at Tottenham Hotspur. Follow the show at themastermindsite.com and @mastermindsite on social media.  Panel: Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Ziming Gao Twitter: @Ziminggao
58:15
March 12, 2022
Longball - Abramovich and Chelsea's future, Newcastle's unbeaten run, and the end of an era for the Lilywhites
On this week’s show, Declan and John cover a ton of ground. In the beginning half of the show, Oliver Carpenter joins Declan to discuss the evolving situation with Roman Abramovich at Chelsea, and everything you need to know about the current Chelsea climate in this political context. In the second half, Jamie Smith joins us again to discuss Newcastle’s resurgence, Bielsa’s departure, and this week’s marquis match-ups. PANEL Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 John Townsend Twiter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Oliver Carpenter Twitter: @Olijcarpenter and @Goalitis Jamie Smith Twitter: @Mr_Dolf Further Reading: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea-roman-abramovich-sale-legacy-b2027658.html https://theathletic.com/3153473/2022/02/28/weekend-could-change-everything-nothing-chelsea/ https://theathletic.com/3151831/2022/02/27/explained-why-roman-abramovich-has-handed-over-care-of-chelsea-and-what-it-really-means/ https://theathletic.com/3156339/2022/03/01/what-a-jesse-marsch-team-looks-like-possession-with-purpose-post-match-recovery-and-pressing-intensity/ https://theathletic.com/3160855/2022/03/03/understanding-jesse-marsch-mixing-ivy-league-confidence-with-midwestern-humility-hes-learnt-to-trust-his-instincts/ https://open.spotify.com/episode/6q6rOl5RMoB6LDx8UwZLjD?si=f218ff9bdff949fe --------------------------------- Produced by Rhys Desmond as part of TheMastermindSite.com. Follow the show @mastermindsite on social media and subscribe to TMS. This episode was supported by @FootyLingo. Visit FootyLingo to play language and reading comprehension games based on our analyses, and use the code "mastermindsite" at check out for 20% off any subscription plan. That's our social handle, "mastermindsite" for 20% any subscription plan on FootyLingo.com.
01:26:10
March 04, 2022
Leicester City’s season at a glance, West Ham’s collapse, and Spurs’ squad review
This week on The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan are joined by Dominic Wells to identify what’s gone wrong for Leicester City this season, and whether or not Spurs can claim a place in the top four. The lads also break down how Leeds have conceded 10 goals in 2 games, and how West Ham will fair against Wolves this weekend. Follow the show @mastermindsite on social media. John Townsend Twitter: johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: dabarp14 Dominic Wells Twitter: @dominicwellssj
01:11:40
February 25, 2022
Finding the balance between being fun and assertive in coaching (+ more Q&A)
HEY, What’s going on? It’s Rhys Desmond here. BACK AGAIN for another podcast episode. And TODAY, I’m going to be doing a special Spin The Ball Q&A. You guys and gals ask SO many good questions and I want to get you some answers. I love helping you grow your craft, and learning from you in the process so I’m bringing back Spin The Ball for an all mailbag, AMA, Q&A, Question McConfession episode. In today's episode, I talk about how to find the balance between being fun and assertive in coaching, how to be more enthusiastic for your players, and give my thoughts on the CONCACAF Champions League and Man City vs. Tottenham this weekend. Be sure to check out @mastermindsite on social media and everything we have going on at themastermindsite.com to never miss an update.  ABOUT  Rhys Desmond is the Founder and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com, a football tactics and analysis website, that specializes in education for coaches, players and fans of the beautiful game. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @desmondrhys and @mastermindsite. SUPPORT FROM... @FootyLingo. Visit FootyLingo to play language and reading comprehension games based on our analyses, and use the code "mastermindsite" at check out for 20% off any subscription plan. That's our social handle, "mastermindsite" for 20% any subscription plan on FootyLingo.com. MUSIC Music for this episode has been wonderfully provided by Pixabay. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe to the show wherever you listen to podcasts to never miss an episode, and visit themastermindsite.com for more information, articles, analyses, coaching education and more!
18:31
February 21, 2022
FA Cup drama, Senegal win AFCON and is Lampard the right man for Everton?
This week on The Longball, John and Declan are joined by Brandon Wallis to talk all about the hectic weekend in the FA Cup, Senegal winning AFCON, and Canada knocking on the doorstep of qualifying for the World Cup. Before finishing, the boys then take a dive into Everton, discussing whether or not Frank Lampard is the right hire for the Toffees. All of that and a whole lot more on today's episode! Follow the show @mastermindsite or via the links below. PANEL John Townsend Twitter: @johntownsend99 Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Brandon Wallis Twitter and Instagram: @2801brandon ---------------------------------------------- Produced by Rhys Desmond as part of TheMastermindSite.com. Follow the show @mastermindsite on social media and subscribe to TMS. This episode was supported by @FootyLingo. Visit FootyLingo to play language and reading comprehension games based on our analyses, and use the code "mastermindsite" at check out for 20% off any subscription plan. That's our social handle, "mastermindsite" for 20% any subscription plan on FootyLingo.com.
56:01
February 08, 2022
Biggest Winners of the January Transfer Window
On the last episode of the Deadline Day Podcast, John and Declan are joined by Jamie Smith of 'The Mag' to discuss the biggest winners of the January transfer window, including Newcastle with their busy month. With the signings of Bruno Guimaraes, Chris Wood, Matt Targett and Kieran Trippier, have the Magpies done enough to survive the drop? The lads then take a trip to Italy, exploring Juventus’ big money signing of Dusan Vlahovic, and what else the Old Lady need to do in the future to refresh their aging squad. PANEL John Townsend Twitter: @johntownsend99 Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Jamie Smith Twitter: @Mr_Dolf ---------------------------------------------- Produced by Rhys Desmond as part of TheMastermindSite.com. Follow the show @mastermindsite on social media and subscribe to TMS. This episode was supported by @FootyLingo. Visit FootyLingo to play language and reading comprehension games based on our analyses, and use the code "mastermindsite" at check out for 20% off any subscription plan. That's our social handle, "mastermindsite" for 20% any subscription plan on FootyLingo.com.
01:09:47
February 03, 2022
Replacing Mane, Salah and Firmino
Kausty Kapoor is back! And of course, he's back to talk about Liverpool, this time with John and Declan on the Deadline Day Podcast in this transfer-centric episode. Kausty, John and Declan discuss who Liverpool should choose as their future replacements for Mane, Salah and Firmino, based off of the three-part series on TheMastermindSite.com written by Rhys Desmond.  PANEL:  John Townsend Twitter: @johntownsend99 Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Kausty Kapoor Instagram: @futbolmasterminds  Produced by Rhys Desmond as part of TheMastermindSite.com. Follow the show @mastermindsite on social media and subscribe to TMS. This episode was supported by @FootyLingo. Visit FootyLingo to play language and reading comprehension games based on our analyses, and use the code "mastermindsite" at check out for 20% off any subscription plan. That's our social handle, "mastermindsite" for 20% any subscription plan on FootyLingo.com.
49:06
January 27, 2022
Longball Premier League Preview – Everton say adios to Rafa, Tuchel in Trouble, and the John vs. Declan Derby
John and Declan take a deep dive into the world of Everton, exploring the club's continued struggle to find their identity and get a grip on reality. The boys then take a look ahead to this weekend's match-ups, including a testy affair between Tottenham and Chelsea, and the John vs. Declan derby as Manchester United host West Ham United. Follow the show @mastermindsite on social media to never miss an update.  PANEL John Townsend Twitter: @johntownsend99 Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 PRODUCTION Produced by: Rhys Desmond, as part of TheMastermindSite.com. Follow the show @mastermindsite and @desmondrhys. Sponsored by @FootyLingo. Visit FootyLingo to play language and reading comprehension games based on our analyses, and use the code "mastermindsite" at check out for 20% off any subscription plan. That's our social handle, "mastermindsite" for 20% any subscription plan on FootyLingo.com.
01:02:37
January 21, 2022
Deadline Day Podcast - Eden Hazard, Chris Wood and Dusan Vlahovic
On this week's Deadline Day Podcast, John and Declan discuss the latest transfer news and rumours. The boys try to identify how Chris Wood might be the man Eddie Howe needs to survive in the Premier League, and discuss rumours surrounding the likes of Eden Hazard, Dusan Vlahovic, Erling Haaland and Diego Costa. PANEL John Townsend Twitter: @johntownsend99 Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Produced by TheMastermindSite.com.
17:09
January 20, 2022
The Longball Premier League Preview Show – New Year's Blues
John and Declan look ahead to an exciting match week, dissecting the intense title clash between Chelsea and Manchester City, and the all-important North London Derby! The boys also take a trip to the bottom of the table where Watford take on Newcastle in this weekend's relegation six-pointer. All of that and a whole lot more in this episode! Panel: John Townsend Twitter: @johntownsend99 Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Produced by: Rhys Desmond, as part of TheMastermindSite.com. Follow the show @mastermindsite and @desmondrhys. Sponsored by @FootyLingo. Visit FootyLingo to play language and reading comprehension games based on our analyses, and use the code @mastermindsite at check out for 20% off any subscription plan. That's our social handle, @mastermindsite for 20% any subscription plan on FootyLingo.com. 
01:14:14
January 14, 2022
Jose Mourinho - AS Roma Tactical Analysis - with Edward Stratmann
AS Roma and Paulo Fonseca parted ways with the Italian giants finishing just seventh in Serie A, but a more positive semi-final run in the Europa League and some encouraging attack-minded, tactically intriguing football. Legend of the game Jose Mourinho was the man to come in and replace Fonseca, and the Portuguese icon got off to a flying start in his Roma career, winning six from the first seven. But since then, it's been typical Mourinho, with the club now potentially spiraling back into their old ways. This week I talk to Roma expert Edward Stratmann on what needs to happen if Mourinho is to change the club's fortunes around, and the tactics Mourinho has displayed since taking over from Fonseca. Be sure to follow the show @mastermindsite, and give Edward a shout using the links below.  GUEST Edward Stratmann is a freelance football writer and tactical analyst, featured on @ASRomaEN, @Arsenal, @Wyscout, @Bundesliga_EN, @Goal, and @MonacoTribune. He is the expert on all things Roma, having fallen in love with the club as a child. You can find him and his plethora of work on Twitter @EdwardStratmann. HOST Rhys Desmond is the founder and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com, a football tactics and analysis website, that specializes in education for coaches, players and fans of the beautiful game. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @desmondrhys and @mastermindsite. Subscribe to the show wherever you listen to podcasts to never miss an episode, and visit themastermindsite.com for more information, articles, analyses, coaching education and more! FOLLOW US @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe via email at the footer of themastermindsite.com MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”.
37:52
January 14, 2022
Sam Holmshaw - Why everything in coaching needs to fit your context
There's a beautiful thing in the coaching community, where we all strive to share resources. But this inherently creates a problem. What works in one context, doesn't always work in another. Sam and I are both content creators who always get asked to come up with solutions to various coaching problems and share our thoughts on how coaches can accelerate their teams to new levels. While we love creating content and educating coaches, it must be said that everything we put out always needs to be adapted to the context of the individual coach, team, players and environment. The same could be said for taking things from the professional game, where very few lessons can actually be applied at the youth level. Sam and Rhys dive right into this topic and discuss why everything - from game models, to professional environments, to coaching practices, to language, should always be adapted to fit the players and the context.  GUEST Sam Holmshaw is the Head of Football Development at Kickabout Academy, the host of @The_SC_Podcast and the Technical Director of @HolmshawAcademy. Rhys describes him as 'The go-to guy when it comes to game models.' You can find his website and game model packages at samholmshaw.com/shop/ and follow him on social media @SamHolmshaw_MSc. HOST Rhys Desmond is the Founder and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com, a football tactics and analysis website, that specializes in education for coaches, players and fans of the beautiful game. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @desmondrhys and @mastermindsite. Subscribe to the show wherever you listen to podcasts to never miss an episode, and visit themastermindsite.com for more information, articles, analyses, coaching education and more! FOLLOW US @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe via email at the footer of themastermindsite.com MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”.
01:17:16
January 07, 2022
Interview with Andi Gschaider - Founder of B42
Looking for a unique, innovative solution to help your players get through these tough COVID times? Look no further than B42. In this exclusive interview, Rhys Desmond is joined by B42 founder Andi Gschaider to discuss his football training app used by teams and coaches around the world, including pro clubs in Germany like FC Nuremburg. Rhys and Andi discuss how coaches can use the app to inspire their players, how B42 got its name, and the company's desire to make a social impact. Follow the show @mastermindsite on social media, and stay tuned for more exclusive interviews coming this month.  GUEST Andi Gschaider is the Founder and CEO of B42, a football training app that inspires and enables ambitious football teams, coaches and players to have their best possible season. You can find him on Linkedin, and you can find B42 on Instagram and the app store. Be sure to visit B42 football app (b-42.com) for more information. HOST Rhys Desmond is the Founder and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com, a football tactics and analysis website, that specializes in education for coaches, players and fans of the beautiful game. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @desmondrhys and @mastermindsite.  Subscribe to the show wherever you listen to podcasts to never miss an episode, and visit themastermindsite.com for more information, articles, analyses, coaching education and more!  MUSIC  Music for this episode has been wonderfully provided by Pixabay. 
24:51
January 05, 2022
Deadline Day Podcast - Better with a budget than Barcelona
On the first episode on our limited January Transfer Window series, John and Declan take you through the latest rumors and done deals all across Europe each week! This week the boys dive into where Newcastle should spend their newfound fortune, grade Everton's new fullbacks, explain Lille's fire sale, and Lorenzo Insigne's potential move to TFC! It's the best time of the year, and we can't wait to discuss everything January Transfer Window with you this month. Follow the show @mastermindsite on social media. PANEL John Townsend Twitter: @johntownsend99 Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Produced by Rhys Desmond @desmondrhys, as part of TheMastermindSite.com.  Music provided by Pixabay.
55:35
January 05, 2022
Longball Premier League Preview - Rang-ing in the New Year
Happy New Year's from The Mastermind Site and Longball Podcast! Celebrate with us as we dissect City's battering of Leicester City, Tuchel's choice words for Chelsea's title ambitions and our end of season awards. Follow the show @mastermindsite and @futbolmasterminds. PANEL  John Townsend Twitter & Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @debarp14 Produced by @desmondrhys and themastermindsite.com.
01:07:53
December 31, 2021
The Longball Premier League Preview Show - A Glass of Carabao Keeps the Football Going
On this Holiday episode of the Longball Preview Show, Declan and John look back at the Carabao Cup matches, slide into the controversy between Spurs and Liverpool, and examine the games on Boxing Day. All that and so much more on this holly jolly episode of the Longball Preview Show. Panel: John Townsend Twitter: @johntownsend99 Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Produced by themastermindsite.com, and CEO Rhys Desmond.  If you have any questions for the show, contact themastermindsite.com@gmail.com or themastermindsite.com/contact. 
48:58
December 26, 2021
Longball Premier League Preview - No Lessons Learned
In this jam-packed episode John and Declan are joined by Ziming Gao to discuss the possibility of the Premier League pressing pause on their season, as COVID rears its ugly head. As the weekend draws closer and games still haven't been cancelled, the lads break down what's to come in this weekend's match-ups, and they even recap the midweek events. All of that and a whole lot more in this episode! Panel: John Townsend Twitter: @johntownsend99 Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Ziming Gao Instagram: @ziminggao
01:06:58
December 17, 2021
The Longball Premier League Preview Show - Stevie G's Coming Home!
In this jam-packed episode, John and Declan talk about whether Arteta and Hasenhuttl should freshen up their job applications, if a Chelsea collapse is imminent, and how the Hammers will cope with only 2 healthy centre-backs. The boys then get into a debate about just how much a chance Villa have in their visit to the Merseyside, singing the praises of Steven Gerrard and his start to life at his new club. Follow the show @futbolmasterminds on Instagram, and submit any questions for the show to themastermindsite.com/contact. PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay. See more episodes at themastermindsite.com. 
54:45
December 10, 2021
Longball Premier League Preview - Fredemption
This week on a special combo review and preview podcast, John and Declan are joined again by Brennan McCaffray to talk about the Merseyside derby, United's win against Arsenal, and the London derby between Chelsea and West Ham this weekend! Panel: John Townsend Twitter: @johntownsend99 Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Brennan McCaffray (Guest) Twitter: @BMccaffray13 Instagram: @BMccaffray13
56:49
December 04, 2021
Longball Premier League Preview Show - Derby Day in Merseyside
On this special midweek episode of the Longball podcast, John is over the moon with Rangnick's announcement and United's performance against Chelsea. Meanwhile, Declan is concerned about the Hammers' recent run of form, and the boys try and get to the bottom of what's gone wrong with Everton this season ahead of their clash with Liverpool. All of that and a whole lot more on this special episode of the Longball Premier League Preview Show. Submit any questions for the show to themastermindsite.com/contact. Panel: John Townsend Twitter: @johntownsend99 Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14
44:23
November 30, 2021
The Longball Premier League Preview Show - He Rang in the Nick of time!
On this week's Longball Preview Show, John is over the moon as United appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim manager. John is without Declan this week, but he's joined by Bundesliga Weekly's Brandon Wallis to discuss all things Crystal Palace and their transformation this season; the Newcastle-Arsenal clash and Chelsea vs Manchester United. Follow the show and beyond via @mastermindsite on social media.  Panel: John Townsend (Host) Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Brandon Wallis Twitter and Instagram: @2801brandon
49:36
November 27, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Changes to the podcast, Chelsea favorites for the title, and Arsenal served a dose of reality
This week on Futbol Masterminds - Kausty and Dawar detail the changes to the podcast since the departures of Russell and Rhys from hosting duties. The lads then get into a discussion surrounding Chelsea's title charge, and Arsenal's horrific day at the office against Liverpool. Follow @futbolmasterminds on Instagram for more information! PANEL Kaustubh Kapoor – Podcaster and Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Dawer Aziz - Special Guest and Chelsea fan. @dawaraziz1 on Instagram. Produced by themastermindsite.com & Rhys Desmond. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email.
28:49
November 25, 2021
The Longball Preview Show - Stevie G's Back in the Prem!
This week John and Declan are joined by Gooner fanatic Brennan McCaffray to talk about Arsenal's rise from the ashes under Arteta, set to face Liverpool this weekend in a fiery affair. The lads also give their takes on Steven Gerrard and Dean Smith's arrivals back to the Prem with new clubs, and the battle of the tacticians this weekend as Bielsa and Conte face off. All of that and a whole lot more on this week's episode! PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Brennan McCaffray (guest) Twitter: @BMccaffray13 Instagram: @brennan_mccaffray_13 Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media. Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
57:47
November 19, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Dean Smith Sacked, Manchester is Blue, and West Ham stun Liverpool
It was an action packed weekend in the Premier League, with Manchester City getting one over on Manchester United, West Ham stunning Liverpool, and Burnley securing a surprise draw at Stamford Bridge. To top it all off, Dean Smith was sacked from his role at Aston Villa, sending shockwaves at the bottom of the table for what could be to come. The Futbol Masterminds break it all down in this week's show. Follow @futbolmasterminds on Instagram for more information! 
47:15
November 09, 2021
Longball Premier League Preview - You Can Conte Me
On the week's show John and Declan are joined again by Tottenham Hotspur superfan Ziming Gao to hear how excited he is to have Antonio Conte in North London, they talk about Howe Newcastle are gonna get on with their new manager, and John has a mental breakdown talking about Manchester United, all of that and a whole lot more this week! PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Ziming Gao Instagram: @ziminggao Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media. Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
01:16:22
November 06, 2021
The Longball Premier League Preview Show - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stays...for now
This week John and Declan are coming to terms that Ole's still in charge of United, Declan argues that Phil Foden's the most important piece of City's attack, and it's a Patson Daka love fest to end the show! Follow the show on social media @mastermindsite and use the links below to follow our great panel.  PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
36:16
October 29, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - United battered by Liverpool! Ole Out? Randomness in Football explained!
Is this the end for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer? Kausty and Dawar discuss all things Liverpool vs. United, and whether or not Solskjaer's time in charge of the Red Devils is done. The lads also discuss Ranieri's first win with Watford after their heroic second-half-comeback and Tottenham's lack of cohesion and creativity in midfield. Subscribe on Itunes and Spotify and follow the show @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. PANEL Kaustubh Kapoor – Podcaster and Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Dawer Aziz - Special Guest and Chelsea fan. @dawaraziz1 on Instagram. Produced by themastermindsite.com & Rhys Desmond.  MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email.
41:17
October 27, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Is the Premier League a Billionaire's Playground?
On a special edition of Futbol Masterminds, Rhys, Kausty and Dawar get together to discuss the changing nature of the Premier League - becoming more and more of a business and more and more of a "billionaire's playground." The panel also discuss the tight title race this season, and whether or not Manchester United are still in with a shout. Rhys also shares his thoughts on why Fred and McTominay are not the problem for Manchester United, and Kausty and Dawar kick off a new segment with some questions about futbol analytics. Follow the social on social media @mastermindsite and @futbolmasterminds!  PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor – Podcaster and Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Dawer Aziz - Special Guest and Chelsea fan. @dawaraziz1 on Instagram. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email.
50:21
October 15, 2021
The Longball - Newcastle's New Found Fortune, Wolves' South Korean Sensation and United's Injury Crisis
John and Declan are joined by Jamie Smith of The Mag to talk about the Newcastle takeover, how Manchester United can deal with the injuries to Maguire and Varane, and Declan's souring opinion of the Bees of Brentford! Follow the show on social media @mastermindsite and use the links below to follow our great panel.  Panel: John Townsend Twitter: @johntownsend99 Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Instagram: @declandabarp Jamie Smith Twitter: @mr_dolf
59:40
October 15, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show – Ole’s at the wheel, Moyes blowing bubbles, and Pep and Klopp battle again
This week John and Declan are joined by Kausty and Dan Burke of One Football to discuss Matchday 7. Declan raves about just how good West Ham are, John is dejected about a United team that can’t seem to put it all their puzzle pieces together, and a top of the title clash between Liverpool and City has Kausty bursting with excitement! This week also sees the introduction of Declan’s Fantasy Corner, so plenty to enjoy on this week’s episode of the Longball! PANEL John Townsend: Instagram and Twitter: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp: Twitter: @Dabarp14 Dan Burke: Twitter: @FussballDan Kausty Kapor: Instagram and Twitter: @futbolmasterminds, @mastermindsite
54:47
October 01, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Chelsea "Battered" by City, United Embarrassed by Villa, and Tottenham in Turmoil
It was a bad weekend for a lot of the top teams, but that doesn't mean it's going to be a bad episode of your weekly Futbol Masterminds podcast. In fact, it's a great episode, as we discuss the "title deciding" fixture between Chelsea and City, United's embarrassing display against Aston Villa, and Arsenal's recovery just in time to turn Tottenham into tatters. Follow the show @futbolmasterminds on social media and subscribe to never miss an episode!  PANEL Kaustubh Kapoor – Podcaster and Creative Producer for Futbol Masterminds & TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Dawer Aziz - Podcaster for TheMastermindSite.com. @dawaraziz1 on Instagram. John Townsend - Podcaster for TheMastermindSite.com. Twitter: @johntowsend99 Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp - Podcaster for TheMastermindSite.com. Twitter: @dabarp14 Instagram: @declandabarp Produced by themastermindsite.com and Rhys Desmond @desmondrhys, @mastermindsite.
59:32
September 30, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - City vs. Chelsea, Moyes' Merry Men March On, and the North London Derby
This week John and Declan are joined by Brennan McCaffray and Ziming Gao to talk about City vs. Chelsea, David Moyes' Merry Men and the North London Derby! Panel: Co-Host: John Townsend Twitter: @johntowsend99 Instagram: @johntownsend99 Co-Host: Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Instagram: @declandabarp Guest: Brennan McCaffray Twitter: @bmccaffray13 Instagram: @bmccaffray13 Guest: Ziming Gao Instagram: @ziminggao
44:39
September 25, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - De Gea Saves a Penalty! But is Paul Pogba Bad for United?
Following Manchester United's last gap victory over West Ham United, the Futbol Masterminds dive deep into a full-blown discussion on United and their title winning chances this season, including whether or not Paul Pogba makes the team better or worse. The lads then head over to Liverpool after their impressive 3-0 win over Palace, discuss Brighton's surprising run and Leicester's lack of luck, and end with league title contenders Chelsea. Follow the show @futbolmasterminds on Instagram and subscribe via Spotify and Itunes! PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor – Podcaster and Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Dawer Aziz - Special Guest and Chelsea fan. @dawaraziz1 on Instagram. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email.
48:25
September 21, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Ronaldo's Return, Lukaku's Beast Mode Performance and a Special Guest!
Ronaldo is back! And so are we, for another episode of Fubtol Masterminds. This week we dissect everything from Ronaldo, to Lukaku, to Harvey Elliott...and there's even a special guest. Follow the show @futbolmasterminds to never miss an update. PANEL Kaustubh Kapoor – Podcaster and Creative Producer for Futbol Masterminds & TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Dawer Aziz - Podcaster for TheMastermindSite.com. @dawaraziz1 on Instagram. Russell Tho - Ex-Co Host of Futbol Masterminds, PSG bandwaggoner. 
38:36
September 17, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Tempers flare in Brazil, Ronaldo's coming home, and the transfer window slams shut
The international break is over! John and Declan managed to escape Brazilian police to bring you this preview ahead of the weekend's matches, discussing everything Cristiano Ronaldo upon his return to Old Trafford, the debut of a fun new game called Phonebook, and a starting 11 of the best valued transfers of the summer window! PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
01:02:30
September 09, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Reece James Sees Red, Arteta's Arsenal Woes, and Ronaldo's Return to the Prem
After the Premier League's third week of action, the band is back together as Rhys and Kausty are joined by Dawar Aziz to discuss all things Chelsea vs. Liverpool and that awful Arsenal performance against Manchester City. The lads also give their opinion on Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer to Manchester United, and what it might mean for Mason Greenwood moving forward.   PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor – Podcaster and Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Dawer Aziz - Special Guest and Chelsea fan. @dawaraziz1 on Instagram. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email.
28:50
August 31, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview - Matchday 3
On today’s episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show John and Declan debate how many goals City will smash past Arsenal on Saturday, whether Varane could make his debut for United, and if anybody is safe from Lukaku in the Premier League? All that and a whole lot more in this weeks episode! PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Kaustubh Kapoor @futbolmasterminds Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
54:14
August 27, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Arsenal's Relegation Battle, Chelsea and City Title Contenders but West Ham Top
After the Premier League's second week of action, the band is back together as Rhys and Kausty are joined by Dawar Aziz to discuss all things Matchday 2 in the Prem. Are Arsenal in a relegation battle? Will Tottenham continue to play like they're still being haunted by Mourinho's ghost? And can anyone truly challenge City for the title? We answer all of that and more on this episode.  PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor – Podcaster and Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Dawer Aziz - Special Guest and Chelsea fan. @dawaraziz1 on Instagram. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email.
26:53
August 24, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview - Matchday 2
On today’s episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show John and Declan are joined by writer and podcaster for TheMastermindSite Victor Onoh to discuss all the games ahead of Matchday 2! Tags: John Townsend Twitter: @johntownsend99 Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14 Instagram: @declandabarp Victor Onoh Twitter: @vicshotit Instagram:@vicshotit Produced by: Rhys Desmond TheMastermindSite.com @desmondrhys on social media
55:30
August 20, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Premier League's Opening Weekend
The Premier League's opening weekend saw Manchester United smash Leeds into bits, Tottenham stun Manchester City, and Chelsea and Liverpool get off to flying starts, albeit against weaker opponents. The Futbol Masterminds are there to break it all down!  PANEL Kaustubh Kapoor – Podcaster and Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp
50:22
August 20, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Wolves
On this episode, John and Declan are joined by Dave Azzopardi of Talking Wolves to discuss everything going on in Wolverhampton. The lads discuss what to expect from new manager Bruno Lage, the legacy of Nuno, and what the wandering Wanderers will need to do to climb back up the table this season. PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Dave Azzopardi Twitter and Instagram: @TalkingWolves Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe.
36:07
August 10, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - West Ham United
On this episode, John and Declan are blowing bubbles as they preview West Ham United’s upcoming season. The guys talk about the lack of signings, what Hammers fans can expect from their European vacation, and Declan gives an old ode to the great Mark Noble. All that and a whole lot more in this episode! PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
41:51
August 10, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Watford
On this episode, John and Declan are joined by Ryan Gray to discuss all things Watford. Who will grab the goals among the club's many strikers? Who is Xisco Munoz? And what will it take for Watford to stay up? All that and more on this episode. PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Ryan Gray Twitter: @ObserverRyan Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
24:56
August 09, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Tottenham Hotspur
On this episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan are joined by friend of the site Ziming Gao, to discuss how Nuno will change the identity of Spurs. The panel also break down the Harry Kane saga, Eric Dier's unmet potential and how Tottenham can cope this season if they lose their biggest star. SUBSCRIBE VIA ITUNES AND SPOTIFY PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Ziming Gao Instagram: @ziminggao Edited by: Tommy Nguyen Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
17:25
August 09, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Southampton
On this episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan are joined by Southampton journalist Marc Walker as they head over to St. Mary's! The panel discuss the chaotic tactics of Ralph Hasenhuttl, the losses at fullback and subsequent replacements, and the quality of Che Adams. PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Marc Walker Twitter: @mwalkerjourno Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
24:24
August 08, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Norwich
On this episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan are joined by Norwich superfan Lewis Fuller to sing the Canary calls ahead of Norwich's second season in the Prem in three years. What will losing Emi Buendia to Aston Villa mean? Can Teemu Pukki inspire them to survival? And how will all the new players gel together? We discuss all in this episode! PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Lewis Fuller Twitter: @norwich_central Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe.
33:33
August 08, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Messi, Grealish, Kane, & a Whole Premier League Preview!
Lionel Messi wants OUT of Barcelona...again. But we're not convinced he's actually leaving...again. Meanwhile, Manchester City have splashed the cash on Jack Grealish and might do so again to sign Harry Kane. If they do, is the title race done and dusted before it even begins? Rhys doesn't think so, and thinks another Premier League challenger could be set to go neck and neck with the Citizens this season. After all of that, the lads break down the top four race, relegation battle and why Tottenham, Arsenal, and Everton are still stuck in no-mans-land. Follow the show @futbolmasterminds and subscribe via Itunes and Spotify!  PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor – Podcaster and Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Dawer Aziz - Special Guest and Chelsea fan. @dawaraziz1 on Instagram. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email.
45:52
August 07, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Newcastle United
On this episode of the Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan are joined by journalist for The Mag - Jamie Smith. The panel discuss Newcastle's inept transfer policy, the drastic steps they will need to take to avoid the drop, and the overall class of Allan Saint-Maximin. PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Jamie Smith Twitter: @mr_dolf Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
20:36
August 07, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Manchester United
On this episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan are headed to Old Trafford to discuss whether Jadon Sancho can lead United to title winning glory. The panel also discuss all things Solskjaer, Pogba's possible transfer away and where Manchester United still need to strengthen heading into the season. PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Edited by: Tommy Nguyen Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe.
37:18
August 07, 2021
Bundesliga Weekly - Ranking the 2021-22 Away Kits of all 18 Clubs
Footballing brothers Brandon and Ethan Wallis take you through all the latest news and events in German football. This week Brandon and Ethan assess all eighteen Bundesliga club AWAY kits for the 2021-22 season, a week after analyzing all the HOME kits in the previous episode!  PANEL Brandon Wallis - Podcast Host for BundesligaDaily.com. @2801brandon on Twitter and Instagram. Ethan Wallis - Podcast Co-Host for BundesligaDaily.com. @ethanwsss on Instagram and @ethan_wallis_ on Twitter FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @bundesligatms on Twitter and Instagram. bundesligadaily.com themastermindsite.com/subscribe to follow via email. Produced by: Rhys Desmond @desmondrhys and @mastermindsite. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
25:50
August 07, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Manchester City
On this episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan are joined by Man City podcaster David Mooney to discuss the Citizens' chances of signing both Grealish AND Kane in a depressed market. The panel also delve into City's strikerless formation, the loss of Sergio Aguero and Guardiola's potential tactical tweaks this season. PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp David Mooney Twitter: @davidmooney Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
37:12
August 06, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Liverpool
On this episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan are joined by TheMastermindSite's very own Kaustubh Kapoor to discuss all things Liverpool! The lads rave about how important Virgil Van Dijk is to this Liverpool team, and discuss whether or not Klopp will give more time to their young talents this season. John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Kaustubh Kapoor Twitter: @futbolmasterminds Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe.
32:06
August 06, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Leicester City
On this episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan are joined by tactical analyst Dominic Wells, as they rave about Leicester City's summer off-season signings. Dominic adores Wesley Fofana and John thinks Luke Thomas is in for a big season as the Foxes look to climb up the league table and fight for Champions League qualification once again. PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Dominic Wells Twitter: @DominicWells_SJ Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe.
35:12
August 05, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Leeds United
On this episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan sing their praises for "The Yorkshire Pirlo" Kalvin Phillips, but wonder if Leeds should sign a new central midfielder for extra support. Leeds writer for the Yorkshire Post Lee Sobot stops by to discuss the fan mindset heading into Bielsa's second season in the Prem. PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Lee Sobot Twitter: @LeeSobotYEP Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
34:27
August 05, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Everton
On this episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan head off to the blue half of Merseyside, and discuss everything Everton with superfan Mike from The Blue Boyz Network! Mike’s worried about the midfield, John thinks Rafa’s the man for the job, and Declan thinks Allan can be the answer to all of life’s problems. All that and a whole lot more! PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Mike Davies Twitter: @blueboyznetwork. Instagram: @theblueboyznetwork Check out Mike's YouTube Channel. Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
30:38
August 04, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Crystal Palace
On this episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan are joined by TheMastermindSite.com's very own Brandon Wallis, to discuss all things Crystal Palace. The panel fly high like eagles talking about Palace's busy summer window, how Patrick Vieira will get on in the Prem and whether or not Palace can survive the drop without Roy Hodgson. PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Brandon Wallis - Podcast Host of Bundesliga Weekly   Twitter: @2801brandon Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
21:41
August 04, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Chelsea
On today’s episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan are joined by TheMastermindSite.com's very own writer and podcaster Victor Onoh to discuss the champions of Europe - Chelsea. The panel dive into the Chelsea loan system, the signing of Jules Koundé, and the striker conundrum. All that and a whole lot more in this episode! PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Victor Onoh Twitter and Instagram: @vicshotit Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
30:35
August 03, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Burnley
On this episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan are joined by sports reporter for the Burnley Express - Dan Black, to discuss whether or not Burnley will ever change from a 4-4-2 (the answer is no). The panel also discuss whether Dwight McNeil could be unleashed this season, and how new signing Nathan Collins will fit into this Burnley back-line. PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Dan Black Twitter: @danblack84 Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
23:53
August 03, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Brighton & Hove Albion
On this episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan are joined by Scott from We Are Brighton to discuss all things Seagull related. The panel discuss whether the addition of Odsonne Edouard can unlock Brighton's goal shy attack, whether the addition of Enock Mwepu allows Brighton to have one of the best midfield's in the Prem, and how Brighton can break their curse and live up to their expected goals! PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Scott Twitter: @wearebrighton Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
26:12
August 02, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Brentford
On this episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan are joined by Brentford superfan Billy Grant of the Beesotted Podcast. The panel discuss how the nerds have taken over the Bees in their meteoric rise to the Prem, how Brentford might not just survive but thrive in England's top flight, and their deep love for a particular wonderkid. PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Billy Grant Twitter: @billythebee99 Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
28:15
August 02, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Aston Villa
On this episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan are joined by Aston Villa reporter for Birmingham Live, Ashley Preece as they fawn over the Villains' signing of Emi Buendia, determine whether or not Villa can qualify for Europe this season, and discuss the latest in all things Jack Grealish. PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Ashley Preece: Twitter: @PreeceObserver Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media as part of TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite on social media Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
25:07
August 01, 2021
The Longball - Premier League Preview Show - Arsenal
On the first episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan take turns bashing David Luiz, sing the praises of new signing Ben White and wonder how long it will take Gunners fans to get #ArtetaOut trending as they break down Arsenal FC heading into the new season! PANEL John Townsend Twitter and Instagram: @johntownsend99 Declan Da Barp Twitter: @dabarp14. Instagram: @declandabarp Produced by: Rhys Desmond @DesmondRhys on social media TheMastermindSite.com @mastermindsite Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
20:57
August 01, 2021
Bundesliga Weekly - Ranking the 2021-22 Home Kits of all 18 Clubs
Footballing brothers Brandon and Ethan Wallis take you through all the latest news and events in German football. This week Brandon and Ethan assess all eighteen Bundesliga club kits for the 2021-22 season...and can't agree on a single thing as they make their official rankings.  PANEL Brandon Wallis - Podcast Host for BundesligaDaily.com. @2801brandon on Twitter and Instagram. Ethan Wallis - Podcast Co-Host for BundesligaDaily.com. @ethanwsss on Instagram and @ethan_wallis_ on Twitter FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @bundesligatms on Twitter and Instagram. bundesligadaily.com themastermindsite.com/subscribe to follow via email. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
22:47
July 30, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Italy Win Euro 2020, England's Penalty Woes, and Southgate's Substitutions
Italy have officially won Euro 2020! Kausty and Rhys break down their thoughts from the final match between England and Italy, including Gareth Southgate's substitutions, England's penalty woes, and the Player of the Tournament going to Gianluigi Donnarumma. Be sure to follow the show @futbolmasterminds on Twitter and subscribe via Spotify and Itunes! PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor – Podcaster and Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email.
39:07
July 13, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Italy and England Through to the Final! But Who Will Win?
Following the conclusion of the Euro 2020 semi-finals, the Futbol Masterminds break down the matchups between Italy and Spain + Denmark and England. Declan then tries to convince John and Victor why Italy will win, with Victor and John pushing back with echoes of "It's coming home." Follow @futbolmasterminds on Instagram to see more of the show and subscribe via Itunes and Spotify! PANEL Declan Da Barp – Podcaster for TheMastermindSite.com.  @dabarp14 on Twitter and Instagram.    John Townsend – Podcaster for TheMastermindSite.com.  @johntownsend99 on Twitter and Instagram.    Victor Onoh – Podcaster and Writer for TheMastermindSite.com. @vicshotit on Twitter and @viccgraam on Instagram. Produced and edited by... Rhys Desmond - CEO and Owner of TheMastermindSite.com @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. READ MORE -> Italy vs. England – Euro 2020 Final – Tactical Preview -> Italy – Euro 2020 – Tactical Analysis -> England - Euro 2020 - Tactical Analysis  MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW THE SHOW @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email themastermindsite.com/subscribe.
31:46
July 09, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Quarter Final Breakdown and Semi-Final Predictions!
Following the conclusion of all four Quarter Final match-ups, the Futbol Masterminds discuss the winners and losers of the round, and make their bold predictions for the semi-finals. Follow @futbolmasterminds on Instagram to see more of the show and subscribe via Itunes and Spotify! PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor - Podcaster and Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Russell Tho - Podcaster and Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @RussellTho96 on Instagram. READ MORE -> Italy – Euro 2020 – Tactical Analysis -> England - Euro 2020 - Tactical Analysis  MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email themastermindsite.com/subscribe.
35:48
July 06, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Southgate's Selection Headache and Paul Pogba's Roller Coaster Ride
Kausty and Rhys dissect all eight Round of 16 ties, including in-depth analyses of Gareth Southgate's winning tactics for England against Germany, and Didier Deschamps' losing tactics for France against Switzerland. Kausty has some choice words to say about Paul Pogba, but Rhys comes to the Manchester United man's defense, calling it one of the standout performances from a player at the tournament so far. Rhys and Kausty also disagree on how Southgate should progress his team moving forward, and make their picks for the final of this summer's championships. Follow @futbolmasterminds on Instagram to see more of the show and subscribe via Itunes and Spotify! PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor - Podcaster and Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. READ MORE -> Netherlands – Euro 2020 – Tactical Analysis -> Italy – Euro 2020 – Tactical Analysis -> England – Euro 2020 – Tactical Analysis -> Sweden – Euro 2020 – Tactical Analysis MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email themastermindsite.com/subscribe.
43:09
July 02, 2021
Spin The Ball - Would I Lie To You - Soccer with Priests, Dislocated Kneecaps and Hamburgers at Practice
Spin The Ball is back! And back with a bang, as Rhys and the panel get together to play the British game show Would I Lie To You? football styled. Each panelist comes up with two football stories from their past, one truth and one lie, as the others attempt to guess which is which. Stories include Declan's experience playing soccer with priests in Rome, Victor's dislocated kneecap, Rhys' hamburger infused 1on1 session and Alex's interesting encounter with a global star. Subscribe to the show via itunes and spotify and follow on Twitter @mastermindsite. Submit ideas for the show using the links below or at themastermindsite.com. PANEL Rhys Desmond - CEO and Owner of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys Declan Da Barp – Podcaster for TheMastermindSite.com.  @dabarp14 on Twitter and Instagram.  John Townsend – Podcaster for TheMastermindSite.com.  @johntownsend99 on Twitter and Instagram.  Victor Onoh – Podcaster and Writer for TheMastermindSite.com. @vicshotit on Twitter. Alex Venegas - Podcaster for TheMastermindSite.com. GET IN TOUCH @mastermindsite or @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram.   themastermindsite.com@gmail.com via email. Leave a comment on this episode. Subscribe via emailthemastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music and sound for this episode was provided by Pixabay and Anchor.
51:17
July 01, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Group of Death Becomes Group of Life!
After the conclusion of Groups D, E, and F, the Futbol Masterminds get together to discuss all the events from the week that was at the Euros, including those two massive 2-2 draws in the Group of Death! Follow @futbolmasterminds on Instagram to see more of the show and subscribe via Itunes and Spotify! PANEL Declan Da Barp – Podcaster for TheMastermindSite.com. @dabarp14 on Twitter and Instagram. John Townsend – Podcaster for TheMastermindSite.com. @johntownsend99 on Twitter and Instagram. Sujay Guarav - Podcaster and Writer for TheMastermindSite.com. Check out his work here. Produced and edited by: Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email themastermindsite.com/subscribe.
47:58
June 26, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Italy, Belgium and Netherlands finish top!
After the conclusion of Groups A, B, and C, Rhys and Russell go through the alphabet to discuss all the events from the week that was at the Euros. Russell has some bold predictions as always - this time switching allegiances as to who he thinks is ready to win the tournament, and breaking down why Spain and England have been so poor. Rhys meanwhile breaks down the tactics of why Italy and Netherlands have been so successful so far, and what Belgium needs to figure out moving forward. Follow @futbolmasterminds on Instagram to see more of the show and subscribe via Itunes and Spotify! PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Russell Tho - Podcaster and Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @RussellTho96 on Instagram. READ MORE -> Netherlands – Euro 2020 – Tactical Analysis -> Italy – Euro 2020 – Tactical Analysis -> 5 Underrated Players to Watch at this Summer’s Euros -> France 1-0 Germany – Tactical Analysis MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email themastermindsite.com/subscribe.
37:37
June 22, 2021
Bundesliga Weekly - Stars of the Euros so far + latest transfer rumors
Footballing brothers Brandon and Ethan Wallis take you through all the latest news and events in German football. This week Brandon and Ethan count down some of the Bundesliga stars taking place at the Euros so far, including Czech Republic's Patrik Schick, and Netherlands' Wout Weghorst! The lads then head off to some of this week's transfer news, including speculation over a potential Leipzig swoop for Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer, AC Milan's interest in Breel Embolo and Dortmund's interest in Dutch forward Donyell Malen. Follow the show via the links below! PANEL Brandon Wallis - Podcast Host for BundesligaDaily.com. @2801brandon on Twitter and Instagram. Ethan Wallis - Podcast Co-Host for BundesligaDaily.com. @ethanwsss on Instagram and @ethan_wallis_ on Twitter FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @bundesligatms on Twitter and Instagram. bundesligadaily.com themastermindsite.com/subscribe to follow via email. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
23:07
June 20, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Euro 2020 Roundup - Italy and France the Favourites?
Rhys is joined by a brand new set of panelists to discuss the events from the Euros between June 14th and 16th, including Italy's dominance at the tournament so far, France's commanding victory over Germany, Ronaldo's record breaking goal haul and much, much more. Follow @futbolmasterminds on Instagram to see more of the show and subscribe via Itunes and Spotify! PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Declan Da Barp - Podcaster for TheMastermindSite.com.  @dabarp14 on Twitter and Instagram.  John Townsend - Podcaster for TheMastermindSite.com.  @johntownsend99 on Twitter and Instagram.  Victor Onoh - Podcaster and Writer for TheMastermindSite.com. @vicshotit on Twitter.  MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email themastermindsite.com/subscribe.
48:07
June 17, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Euro 2020's Opening Weekend
The Euros have officially kicked off! This week the Futbol Masterminds break down everything going on in the Euros so far, with a special look at the first seven matches of the tournament taking place between June 11th and June 13th. Follow @futbolmasterminds on Instagram to see more of the show and subscribe via Itunes and Spotify! PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Russell Tho - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @RussellTho96 on Instagram. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email themastermindsite.com/subscribe.
43:59
June 14, 2021
Spin The Ball - Mount Rushmore of Managers, Underrated Players & U-23 Talents
Have you ever wanted a football podcast guided towards discussing topics set by you - the listener? Welcome to Spin The Ball! On episode number two of the show, Rhys is joined by Adam Palermo of TheMastermindSite and Bundesliga Daily to select the 'Mount Rushmore' (top four) of various footballing categories. Topics include Best Managers, Underrated Players, U-23 Players Most Likely To Win The Ballon D'Or and Academy Products to Break into Their First Team in the Last Five Years. After ranking all of the Mount Rushmores, Rhys and Adam discuss your ideas submitted this week and spin the ball to decide what's coming up next week. You can submit ideas for the show @mastermindsite on social media or via the links below. PANEL Rhys Desmond is the creator and owner of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys. Adam Palermo is a writer for TheMastermindSite.com and BundesligaDaily.com.  GET IN TOUCH @mastermindsite or @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram.   themastermindsite.com@gmail.com via email. Leave a comment on this episode. Subscribe via email themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music and sound for this episode was provided by Pixabay and Anchor.
50:35
June 10, 2021
Bundesliga Weekly - The one player every Bundesliga club should sign
Footballing brothers Brandon and Ethan Wallis take you through all the latest news and events in German football. This week Brandon and Ethan take you through the one player every Bundesliga club should sign in this summer's transfer window. Follow the show via the links below! PANEL Brandon Wallis - Podcast Host for BundesligaDaily.com. @2801brandon on Twitter and Instagram. Ethan Wallis - Podcast Co-Host for BundesligaDaily.com.  @ethanwsss on Instagram and @ethan_wallis_ on Twitter. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @bundesligatms on Twitter and Instagram. bundesligadaily.com themastermindsite.com/subscribe to follow via email. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
42:54
June 09, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Euro 2020 Group Stage Breakdown & Predictions
The moment we've been waiting for...that's taken a year to arrive...is now finally here this Friday as the UEFA European Championships of 2020 kick off. The Futbol Masterminds break down their predictions and thoughts on all six groups, and discuss who is most likely to win the tournament. Follow @futbolmasterminds on Instagram to see more of the show and subscribe via Itunes and Spotify! PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Russell Tho - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @RussellTho96 on Instagram. READ MORE -> 5 Underrated Players to Watch at this Summer’s Euros -> Euro 2020 – England – Tactical Preview -> Why England’s tactical flexibility makes them favourites for Euro 2020 -> Euro 2020 – Portugal – Tactical Preview -> How Greece shocked the world at Euro 2004 MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email themastermindsite.com/subscribe
48:36
June 08, 2021
Introducing Spin The Ball - Our Brand New Show!
Have you ever wanted a football podcast guided towards discussing topics set by you - the listener? Here at TheMastermindSite.com we are about to provide you with exactly that. Every week, Rhys Desmond, CEO of TheMastermindSite, will be joined by guests from around the world to discuss ideas sent in by you - the listeners. On this inaugural show, Rhys is joined by TMS legend Sam The Man to iron out the final details of the podcast and discuss all the listener submitted ideas for the first week of action. Rhys and Sam then prepare the ball to be spun for the very first time, deciding the topic of next week's show. And it's a good one. Submit ideas for the show @mastermindsite on social media or via the links below. PANEL Rhys Desmond is the creator and owner of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys. Sam The Man is a CONCACAF soccer expert, excel spreadsheet guru, and Toronto FC fan. GET IN TOUCH @mastermindsite or @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram.   themastermindsite.com@gmail.com via email. Leave a comment on this episode. Subscribe via email themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music and sound for this episode was provided by Pixabay and Anchor.
32:36
June 02, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Champions League and Europa League Finals + Managerial Merry Go Round
This week the supposed underdogs pulled through in both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League final fixtures, with Chelsea and Villarreal coming out victorious over Manchester City and Manchester United. The Futbol Masterminds break down all of their thoughts from the two finals, including Chelsea's stellar defense, Guardiola's strange tactics, and that crazy penalty kick shootout. The panel then delve into a discussion over the potential managerial merry go round, after Antonio Conte's departure from Inter Milan announced this week, and rumours regarding the future of Zinedine Zidane and Mauricio Pochettino. Follow @futbolmasterminds on Instagram to see more of the show and subscribe via Itunes and Spotify! PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Russell Tho - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @RussellTho96 on Instagram. READ MORE  -> UEFA Champions League Final -Manchester City 0-1 Chelsea – Tactical Analysis -> UEFA Champions League Final – Chelsea vs. Man City – Tactical Preview -> Pep Guardiola – Manchester City – Tactical Analysis (2020-21 Edition) -> Thomas Tuchel – Chelsea – Tactical Analysis -> Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – Manchester United – Tactical Analysis -> Unai Emery – Villarreal – Tactical Analysis MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email themastermindsite.com/subscribe
41:19
June 01, 2021
Bundesliga Weekly - Bundesliga's final day, FC Köln's survival, and Julian Brandt to Arsenal?
Brandon and Dan take you through all the latest news and events in German football. This week’s episode includes a discussion about the Bundesliga's final day of 2020-21, including FC Köln's survival and the sides coming up from 2. Bundesliga. The lads then take you through this week's transfer rumours, including Julian Brandt's potential move to Arsenal, Dortmund's goalkeeper hunt, and Wout Weghorst's unlikely move away from Wolfsburg. Follow the show via the links below!  PANEL Brandon Wallis – Podcast Host for BundesligaDaily.com.  @2801brandon on Twitter and Instagram. Daniel Tilson – Podcast Host for BundesligaDaily.com.  @tilson.dan on Instagram. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @bundesligatms on Twitter and Instagram. bundesligadaily.com themastermindsite.com/subscribe to follow via email. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
26:01
May 26, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Leicester's "Bottle Job", Liverpool's Top Four Comeback, and What's Next For Harry Kane?
This past weekend, the 2020-21 Premier League season came to an end, along with all of Europe's top five leagues. In an exciting and dramatic final matchday, Leicester City crashed out of the top four, leaving the Futbol Masterminds to argue about whether or not they "bottled it". The panel also discuss Liverpool's subsequent top four comeback, Harry Kane's impending, or rather unlikely, move away from Tottenham Hotspur, Lille's Ligue 1 title win and Atletico's La Liga title thanks to Luis Suarez. Follow @futbolmasterminds on Instagram to see more of the show and subscribe via Itunes and Spotify! PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Russell Tho - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @RussellTho96 on Instagram. READ MORE -> Leicester City - Tactical Analysis (2020-21) -> Who Should Replace Jose Mourinho as Tottenham Boss -> How LOSC Lille Won the 2020-21 Ligue 1 Title -> Atletico Madrid - Tactical Analysis (2020-21)  MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email - themastermindsite.com/subscribe
47:12
May 25, 2021
Bundesliga Weekly - Robert Lewandowski equals Müller's record, Edin Terzic signs new contract, and Matheus Pereira to Leipzig?
Brandon and Dan take you through all the latest news and events in German football. This week’s episode includes a discussion about Robert Lewandowski's equaling of Gerd Muller's 40 goal Bundesliga record, Edin Terzic's new contract with Borussia Dortmund and the DFB Pokal Final. The panel then head off into the rumour mills to discuss the likelihood of Robert Lewandowski moving away from Bayern, Leipzig's interest in Matheus Pereira and more. Follow the show via the links below! PANEL Brandon Wallis – Podcast Host for BundesligaDaily.com.  @2801brandon on Twitter and Instagram. Daniel Tilson – Podcast Host for BundesligaDaily.com.  @tilson.dan on Instagram. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @bundesligatms on Twitter and Instagram. bundesligadaily.com themastermindsite.com/subscribe to follow via email. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay.
26:14
May 20, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - FA Cup Final, Alisson Saves the Day, Barca Crash out of Title Race
It was a weekend of football like none other, with two domestic league cups to discuss, new developments in the title races in Spain and France, and a goalkeeper scoring a header in the Premier League. Kausty, Russell, Rhys and new guest Shomik get together to discuss Leicester's stunning FA Cup final win, Dortmund's resurgence in the DFB Pokal and Bundesliga top four race, and Alisson's incredible headed goal. The panel then end off with a discussion about Barcelona crashing out of the La Liga title race, and whether or not Ronald Koeman is to blame. Follow @futbolmasterminds on Instagram to see more of the show and subscribe via Itunes and Spotify! PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Russell Tho - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @RussellTho96 on Instagram. Shomik Dutta - Special Guest, Liverpool Fan. @shoms007 on Instagram. READ MORE -> Chelsea 0-1 Leicester – FA Cup Final – Tactical Analysis -> Dortmund dominate the DFB Pokal Final – Match Recap & Analysis -> Can Dortmund Claim Top Four? – Tactical Analysis -> Where Liverpool Have Gone Wrong This Season – Tactical Analysis MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email themastermindsite.com/subscribe
43:19
May 17, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Manchester United 2-4 Liverpool - Match Recap & Analysis
Last week Jurgen Klopp recorded his first ever win at Old Trafford, at a time when they desperately needed a win to stay in the top four race. Kaustubh Kapoor and Russell Tho break down all the major events of the match. The panel discuss Nat Phillips' mixed performance, Rhys Williams' '40' pace, Diogo Jota's insanity, that awkward Klopp-Mane handshake moment, and a few things about Manchester United too. Subscribe on Itunes and Spotify and follow the show on Instagram @futbolmasterminds and via themastermindsite.com. PANEL Kaustubh Kapoor – Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Russell Tho – Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com @RussellTho96 on Instagram. READ MORE  -> Jurgen Klopp – Liverpool – Tactical Analysis (2020-21 Edition) -> Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – Manchester United – Tactical Analysis -> Where Liverpool Have Gone Wrong This Season – Tactical Analysis MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”.
29:02
May 16, 2021
Bundesliga Weekly - Bayern crowned champions, Schalke's defensive woes, and Wijnaldum on the move
Brandon and Dan take you through all the latest news and events in German football. This week's episode includes a discussion about Bayern Munich's latest title win, Peter Gulacsi's new contract, and Javi Martinez's departure from Bayern. The panel then head off into the rumour mills to discuss the likelihood of Georginio Wijnaldum moving to Nagelsmann's team, Jose Mourinho's interest in Marcel Sabitzer, and Raul's possible Frankfurt takeover. Follow the show via the links below! PANEL Brandon Wallis - Podcast Host for BundesligaDaily.com.  @2801brandon on Twitter and Instagram. Daniel Tilson - Podcast Host for BundesligaDaily.com.  @tilson.dan on Instagram. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @bundesligatms on Twitter and Instagram. bundesligadaily.com themastermindsite.com/subscribe to follow via email. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by Pixabay. 
44:35
May 12, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Chelsea v. Man City, Juve's Top Four Hopes, Ligue 1 and La Liga Title Races
Russell is back(!!), and back in style to discuss all the top European leagues in episode #11 of the Futbol Masterminds show. The panel first delve into Chelsea vs. Man City, Timo Werner and panenkas, before moving to Serie A, discussing Juventus' top four hopes being dashed before their eyes. The panel then give their picks in the respective races for the La Liga and Ligue 1 title, before discussing the potential Ballon d'Or race between Lewandowski and Messi. Follow @futbolmasterminds on Instagram to see more of the show and subscribe via Itunes and Spotify! PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Russell Tho - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com @RussellTho96 on Instagram. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. themastermindsite.com/subscribe to follow via email. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”.
49:24
May 11, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - UEFA Champions League / Europa League Semi-Finals
In a week that saw Neymar battered and bruised at the hands of Manchester City, Christian Pulisic dazzle against Real Madrid, and Edinson Cavani terrorize Roma to bits, the UCL and UEL semi-finals did not disappoint. Kausty and Rhys break down all the action from the semis in both competitions, discussing the individual performances of the likes of Neymar, Cavani and Bruno Fernandes, before making their predictions for the second legs. Submit questions and follow the show @futbolmasterminds on Instagram, or on themastermindsite.com.    PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email on themastermindsite.com READ MORE -> UCL / UEL Semi-Finals – what we learned this week MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”.
29:21
May 03, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Super League Aftermath, Carabao Cup Final, and UCL Semi-Final Predictions
In the aftermath of the failed European Super League, Kausty and Rhys break down the victory that has been won for football fans around the globe, while also taking a critical lens to whether or not we can truly celebrate, or if we should be worried for the rest of footballing time. The Futbol Masterminds then delve into a discussion surrounding Jose Mourinho's sacking from Tottenham Hotspur, the timing, the subsequent cup final defeat to Manchester City and the desperate state of Ryan Mason's Spurs side. To cap it all off, Kausty and Rhys bring you their UEFA Champions League Semi-Final predictions, including who they think will make it all the way to the final. Submit questions and follow the show @futbolmasterminds on Instagram, or on themastermindsite.com.  PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email on themastermindsite.com READ MORE  -> Explaining Germany's 50+1 Rule -> How Fans Stopped The European Super League MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”.
36:53
April 27, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - European Super League, Racism, and Euro 2020
On Sunday April 18th, 2021, twelve of Europe's elite clubs made a shocking announcement that they had agreed to take part in a "European Super League". The announcement was instantly condemned by UEFA, FIFA, the FA, and fans around the globe...not to mention the Futbol Masterminds. Rhys, Kausty and special guest Vivek dissect some of the many issues to do with the European Super League, before delving into a discussion on racism in football and England's Euro 2020 squad.  Submit questions and follow the show @futbolmasterminds on Instagram, or on themastermindsite.com.  PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Vivek Raheja - Guest, Manchester United Supporter. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email on themastermindsite.com MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”.
45:52
April 19, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Top Four Race Heating Up
Leicester City spent the entirety of the 2019-20 season in the top four, only to miss out on Champions League football on the final day with a devastating defeat to Manchester United. With Leicester's recent 3-2 loss to West Ham United, the Futbol Masterminds examine the Champions League football race that appears to be tighter than ever before, with the Hammers and Foxes competing with the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea for a spot in next season's competition. The panel also discuss whether clubs should spend money on transfers or youth academies, what's been missing for Brighton & Hove Albion this season, and the upcoming Champions League fixture between Dortmund and Manchester City. Submit questions and follow the show @futbolmasterminds on Instagram, or on themastermindsite.com.  PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Arjun Singh - Guest, Fantasy Premier League Expert @19arjun89 on Instagram. FOLLOW THE SHOW  @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email on themastermindsite.com MUSIC  The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”.
38:54
April 14, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Aguero's Legacy, Tuchel's First Defeat and Liverpool's Hot Streak
Over the past decade at Manchester City, Sergio Aguero has established himself as one of the best strikers in Premier League history. After the announcement that he will be leaving City at the end of the season, the Futbol Masterminds examine the Argentine's career and whether or not Pep's team need to replace him with a summer buy. The panel also break down Tuchel's first defeat as Chelsea boss, Timo Werner's lack of goals (again), Liverpool's hot streak, and Lampard's future. To cap it all off, Russell has some strong takes about Serie A and whether or not it's truly a top four league. Follow @futbolmasterminds on Instagram to see more of the show and subscribe via Itunes and Spotify! PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner and CEO of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Russell Tho - Creative Producer for TheMastermindSite.com @RussellTho96 on Instagram. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. themastermindsite.com/subscribe to follow via email. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”.
37:55
April 06, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Predictions
Ahead of the upcoming UEFA Champions League quarter final matches, Kausty, Russell and Rhys break down their predictions for each enthralling match-up. After the panel give their predictions, chaos ensues as Russell forgets the recording is live and goes on a tangent about Virgil Van Dijk and Erling Haaland's dad. Follow @futbolmasterminds on Instagram to see more of the show and subscribe via Itunes and Spotify! PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor @ihatewindchill on Instagram. Russell Tho @RussellTho96 on Instagram. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. @futbolmasterminds on Instagram. Subscribe via email at themastermindsite.com. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”.
44:54
March 30, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Lingard, Bundesliga Top Four Race & Racism in Football
Since arriving at West Ham, Jesse Lingard has revitalized his career and transformed the Hammers into one of the most dangerous attacking outfits in the Premier League. This week the Futbol Masterminds discuss whether or not he could start for Manchester United next season and why he's had so much success with David Moyes' team. The panel also discuss the Bundesliga top four race, Mane and Salah's 2021 relationship, and racism in football following this week's disappointing incident in the Europa League with Slavia Prague and Rangers.  PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor @ihatewindchill on Instagram. Kevin Ravindran @KevinRavindran on Linkedin.  Check out Kevin's latest article on TheMastermindSite.com about the upcoming international break. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe via email or become a patron: themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC  The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”.
36:53
March 23, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Are Haaland & Mbappe the new Messi & Ronaldo?
As requested by virtually everyone, the Futbol Masterminds panel discuss whether or not Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe have officially dethroned Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the quest to be the world's best. The panel also discuss the big moments from the North London derby, the La Liga title race and Chris Wilder's unfortunate sacking from Sheffield United. Follow @mastermindsite and our new Instagram @futbolmasterminds to submit your questions every weekend before the show. PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor @ihatewindchill on Instagram. Russell Tho @RussellTho96 on Instagram. Ziming Gao @ziminggao on Instagram Kevin Ravindran @KevinRavindran on Linkedin FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe via email. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”.
01:03:05
March 16, 2021
Coaching During a Pandemic
COVID-19 has presented unique challenges for coaches across the globe. A year after joining an MLS-affiliated organization at the start of a pandemic, Trevor McGahan gives Rhys Desmond and TheMastermindSite.com an exclusive interview about the challenges he has faced and the experiences he's had after breaking into the coaching scene. Trevor and Rhys also discuss some of the differences between coaching in the United States to Canada, and the exciting future of young Canadian players progressing into the professional game.  GUEST Trevor McGahan is a staff coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps affiliated academy - Whitecaps London FC, and a self-made musician. You can find him and his music on Instagram @dj_melo_91.  HOST Rhys Desmond is the creator and owner of TheMastermindSite.com. He is also a staff coach for Whitecaps London FC. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @DesmondRhys. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe via email -> themastermindsite.com/subscribe. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”. Be on the lookout in the future for DJ Melo to hopefully be our official music producer! 
30:45
March 11, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Is Bruno Fernandes the Most Transformative Player in Premier League History?
Rhys, Russell and Kausty answer your questions this week - including whether or not Bruno Fernandes is the most transformative player in Premier League history, following Manchester United's 2-0 win over Manchester City. The panel also discuss their predictions for the upcoming Champions League fixtures, whether or not Fulham can survive relegation after their impressive 1-0 victory at Anfield, and Arsene Wenger's proposed offside rule change. Follow @mastermindsite to submit your questions every weekend before the show.  PANEL Rhys Desmond – Owner of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram. Kaustubh Kapoor @ihatewindchill on Instagram. Russell Tho @RussellTho96 on Instagram. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe via email. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”.
34:49
March 09, 2021
Futbol Masterminds - Chelsea's Tactical Concerns Under Tuchel
Rhys sits down with Kaustubh Kapoor and Russell Tho to discuss why Chelsea are having such a tough time scoring goals. In addition, the panel discuss Leicester City's injury crisis, and whether or not Liverpool and Tottenham are back on track to claim a top four place.  PANEL  Rhys Desmond - Owner of TheMastermindSite.com. @DesmondRhys on Twitter and Instagram.  Kaustubh Kapoor @ihatewindchill on Instagram. Russell Tho @RussellTho96 on Instagram. FOLLOW TMS @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe via email. MUSIC The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”.
45:49
March 03, 2021
Creating a Game Model - with Sam Holmshaw
You might have heard some buzz recently in the coaching world about something called "game models". But what exactly is a game model and why is it so important to coaches across the globe? Sam Holmshaw joins the podcast to discuss his insight into creating game models, and shares his experiences working in the UK coaching and football scene.  Guest: Sam Holmshaw is the First Team Manager of Ilkey Town Women, the host of @The_SC_Podcast and the Technical Director of @HolmshawAcademy. You can find his website and game model packages at samholmshaw.com/shop/ and follow him on social media @SamHolmshaw_MSc. Host: Rhys Desmond is the creator and owner of TheMastermindSite.com. He is a lifelong lover and educator of the beautiful game. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @DesmondRhys. Follow TMS: @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe via email at the footer of themastermindsite.com Music: The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”.
50:18
February 27, 2021
Creating Unstructured Sporting Environments - with Adam Stapleton
COVID-19 has presented a unique opportunity for community sports organizations and their coaches to rethink their practices and work toward greater inclusivity. In Canada, few opportunities exist in the community for youth to practice on their own through unstructured play and unstructured learning environments. This episode explores how we can create these unstructured sporting environments in Canada, using programs like Kicks in the UK as an example. We also explore how to inspire youth to achieve greater individual involvement in the sport, both in terms of participation and individual involvement within games.  Guest: Adam Stapleton is a current masters and Youth License student, along with his role as a head coach with Whitecaps London FC. He is also a frequent contributor to the online resource studentofthegame.co.uk and can be found on Twitter @AdamFStapleton. Host: Rhys Desmond is the creator and owner of TheMastermindSite.com. He is lifelong lover and educator of the beautiful game. You can find him on Twitter @DesmondRhys. Follow TMS: @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe via email at the footer of themastermindsite.com Music: The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. “Min-2019”.
48:32
February 15, 2021
CONCACAF Best XI in 2021
In the history of the World Cup, not a single CONCACAF nation has ever reached the final, let alone won the competition. We are just under five years away from a CONCACAF-led World Cup in 2026, with all of these nations developing long term plans to do their best damage when the time ultimately comes for the competition. So with the present state of the CONCACAF scene, Rhys and Sam create their CONCACAF best eleven's and debate over some of the best players currently playing the game right now from North America. Be sure to tell us who would make your best eleven, and vote for who has the better team at themastermindsite.com. Guest: Sam The Man is a CONCACAF soccer expert, excel spreadsheet guru, and Toronto FC fan. Host: Rhys Desmond is the creator and owner of TheMastermindSite.com. He is lifelong lover and educator of the beautiful game. You can find him on Twitter @DesmondRhys. Follow TMS: @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe via email at the footer of themastermindsite.com Music: The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. "Min-2019".
56:04
February 11, 2021
Liverpool's Tactical Concerns (2020-21)
Much of the dialogue going into this weekend’s Liverpool-Manchester City match centered around the fixture as a potential title decider for Liverpool. The assumption was that if Liverpool lost, their hopes and dreams of winning the title would dash before their eyes. As it turns out, Liverpool didn’t just lose, but were badly beaten and bruised by a terrific Manchester City side. With all of their struggles this season, not just against City, we take an in-depth look at where Liverpool have gone wrong tactically and beyond.  Guest:  Russell Tho is a Liverpool and Barcelona fan and friend of the show. You can find him on Instagram @russelltho96. Host:  Rhys Desmond is the creator and owner of TheMastermindSite.com. He is lifelong lover and educator of the beautiful game. You can find him on Twitter @DesmondRhys.  Follow TMS:  @mastermindsite on Twitter and Instagram. themastermindsite.com Music:  The music for this episode was provided by minwbu from Pixabay. "Min-2019". 
39:41
February 08, 2021