The First X Minutes Podcast

Ep. 14: Stop Blaming V.A.R and Racism. Women Football in Africa is Faulty!

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By Papi The Great
10 minutes of football talk, questions arising and a few arguments. Hosted by Papi the Great
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Ep. 17: Excerpts of Guardiola's Revealing Interview
In this episode, I review Guardiola's recent comments (via CanoFootball) about the UEFA Champions League, the Premier League title and more
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Ep. 16: Premier League (GW 2): 4 Games to Bet On
As the Premier League continues, I take a look at some of the games to be played, with a focus on the ones that you can make some extra cash from.
August 13, 2019
Ep. 15: Nothing Wrong With Koscielny Unveiling.
There was nothing wrong about Brodeaux's unveiling of their new signing, ex-Arsenal captain, Laurent Koscielny. However, I may have chosen the unpopular opinion with this podcast episode. Regardless, send me your thoughts on Twitter @papi_thegreat. Would love to hear from you!
August 8, 2019
Ep. 14: Stop Blaming V.A.R and Racism. Women Football in Africa is Faulty!
The events in the game between England and Cameroon at the FIFA Women's World Cup was met with diverse opinions. Some blamed the Cameroonians for their behaviour. Others blamed the bad and terrible officiating. However, only one thing is still very much faulty. One thing has long been ignored and is still being ignored.
June 25, 2019
Ep. 13: Who Are the Copa America and Nations Cup Favorites? (feat. @iamkoolkola )
Kolawole Babatunde joins me to talk about the Copa America and Messi's chances. We had enough time to discuss the top three favorites to win the African Cup of Nations and also the crazy transfer market.
June 15, 2019
Ep. 12: Hey Herdsmen (and women)! Who's the G.O.A.T Here: Ronaldo or Messi?
Another trophy win by Cristiano Ronaldo has triggered a huge conversion! So many football fans have turned into herdsmen, making the "my G.O.A.T is bettwr than yours" claims. When the chips are down, is this G.O.AT thing down to various sentiments or is there a generally accepted yardstick used to rate them? Send me a message on Twitter @papi_thegreat and let's talk football.
June 10, 2019
Ep. 11: Hazard and Sarri Exit: Blue Days Ahead for Chelsea. Or Not?
Eden Hazard is on his way to Real Madrid, leaving huge boots to be filled at Chelsea. Maurizio Sarri is also on his way to Juventus. The coincidence? It's all happening during a transfer window where the Blues are enduring an embargo. Should the transfer ban stand, what's next for the Abrahmovic's Blues?
June 8, 2019
Ep.10: The Sheikh Take-Over: The Best Way to Start Off the Transfer Season
The transfer news and rumours will be more obvious now. It will be harder to figure out what the truth is. And some clubs, no matter how much time they have, will still be involved in the Deadline Day scrap. However, Newcastle has kicked things off in fashionable style. Might as well be one of the most exciting transfer windows we've had in ages!
May 28, 2019
Ep. 9: David de Gea is the Least of Manchester United's Problems.
David de Gea has made a number of errors that has cost Manchester United dearly in recent games. Fans have picked on him and all blame fingers are being pointed at the goalkeeper. However, Manchester United has bigger problems that no one is talking about.
April 30, 2019
Ep. 7: What Exactly is 'Improper Conduct'?
Papi the Great discusses the recent sanctions on managers for their behaviors and reactions.
February 27, 2019
Ep. 6: Hazard Doesn't Care What Sarri Says + Betting Tips for the Weekend
Chelsea's win over Tottenham sent them to final of the EFL Cup. But the Man-of-the-Match had some unsavoury words for his manager. What's the worst that could happen?
January 25, 2019
Ep. 5: Sarri is to Blame for Chelsea's Loss + Other Lessons From the Game
A review of the Arsenal vs. Chelsea game, reviewing Maurizio Sarri's tactical decisions and some side attractions.
January 19, 2019
Ep. 4: Klopp teaches priority + the "Best Goalkeeper in the World" debate
In this episode, Papi the Great shares some football lessons he has learnt over the past few days. There are also questions arising, including: - How desperate do you need to be to achieve your goals? - Are some trophies more important than others? - Have the Egyptians won the AFCON title already? Share your thoughts with him on Twitter @papi_thegreat
January 8, 2019
Awesome 2018. What Does 2019 Hold?
Papi the Great and the FTG Gang analyze the year 2018 with the year 2019 in view.
December 27, 2018
First X Minutes (Ep. 2): FIFA Ban, African Queens and Lukaku's "Heavy" First Touch
How heavy is Lukaku's first touch? Heavy enough to make Manchester United finish outside the top four this season? The Falcons finally get REAL competition! 💃
December 2, 2018
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After the weekend's club action, I discuss a few things about comparison in football with one example in particular.
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