State Of Play

Your one stop shop for all things football in the top 5 european leagues and the MLS

About the show

On the State of Play, we're bringing you (mostly) awesome insight into the world of football. Hosted by avid Milan Fan & Football content guy Matt Santangelo, Football Content Award winner Pet Berisha, and Soccer Showdown Host Martino Puccio, the show analyses the top 5 leagues in european football, with a sprinkle of MLS related content in there as well!

The show also brings you a player profile in every episode, making sure you find those unearthed gems before anyone else!

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Episodes

  • Episode 44: Top U-23 Players with Reece Chambers!

    June 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
    bundesliga, football, la liga, ligue 1, mls, premier league, serie a, soccer

    Pet Berisha and Matt Santangelo are joined by Reece Chambers who gives you his top ten u23 players that might fly under your radar. Listen in and hear about some diamond in the roughs that might not garner the same attention as a Sancho or Mbappe!

  • Episode 43: Timo Werner to Chelsea, Sandro Tonali to Inter, Bennacer to Stay in Italy? Plus, More Leagues Returning!

    June 9th, 2020  |  51 mins 9 secs
    bundesliga, football, la liga, ligue 1, mls, premier league, serie a, soccer

    Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo are here to breakdown all the crazy breaking transfer news that has taken the football world by storm the past few days. From Chelsea's high profile moves to Antonio Conte's Inter signing another top Italian talent. La Liga returns this week as well, then Coppa Italia Semi-Final's wrapping up this weekend as well!

  • Episode 42: Mauro Icardi to PSG, Premier League Return & Transfer Market Talk!

    June 1st, 2020  |  40 mins 7 secs
    bundesliga, football, la liga, ligue 1, mls, premier league, serie a, soccer

    Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are all back together to discuss all the top football news around Europe! Kai Havertz and Timo Werner are on fire, what does the future hold for them?
    This week they get into the official sale of Mauro Icardi to PSG, a Sandro Tonali & Jadon Sancho transfer update. Plus, they discuss all of the top leagues returning and what to expect from all of it.

  • Episode 41: Football Commentator Derek Rae on Der Klassiker, Kai Havertz and More!

    May 28th, 2020  |  43 mins
    bundesliga, football, la liga, ligue 1, mls, premier league, serie a, soccer

    Football Commentator Derek Rae joins Matt Santangelo and the State of Play Podcast for a discussion on all things German Football and much more including Der Klassiker Recap, some of the top talents in Germany. Plus, they discuss some of the top moments that Derek has experienced throughout his commentating career!

  • Episode 40: The Bundesliga's Back, Project Restart & Transfer Swaps Galore

    May 19th, 2020  |  41 mins 39 secs
    bundesliga, de sciglio, football, haaland, la liga, ligue 1, mls, pjanic, premier league, semedo, serie a, soccer

    Pet Berisha and Matt Santangelo discuss the latest Bundesliga gameweek behind closed doors, project restart in the EPL, La Liga and Serie A returning to training and transfer swap deals involving Juve and Barca!

  • Episode 39: Timo Werner, Ralph Rangnick, Gio Reyna and German Football with Manuel Veth!

    May 12th, 2020  |  57 mins 16 secs
    bundesliga, football, la liga, ligue 1, mls, premier league, serie a, soccer

    Matt Santangelo is joined by Manuel Veth to discuss all things regarding
    Futures of Werner, Havertz, Sane, Coutinho, Haaland
    Lewandowski best striker in football?
    Title race most interesting in Europe?
    Best breakout stars of the season
    Ralf Rangnick
    Profile: Gio Reyna

  • Episode 38: Is Football Returning? 5 A-Side Pick Em Between Pet and Matt!

    May 6th, 2020  |  39 mins 22 secs
    bundesliga, football, la liga, ligue 1, mls, premier league, serie a, soccer

    Matt Santangelo and Pet Berisha are here to discuss all things football throughout the top five leagues in Europe! PSG are crowned champions once again, Italy, Spain and Germany are back to training and the Premier League has rumors to start up in Early June. Plus, Matt and Pet give you their 5 a side team at the end of the show!

  • Episode 37: Football Coach Harry Brooks Joins The State of Play Podcast!

    April 28th, 2020  |  55 mins 10 secs
    bundesliga, football, la liga, ligue 1, mls, premier league, serie a, soccer

    Harry Brooks joins Pet Berisha and Matt Santangelo to discuss youth football coaching, the state of Tottenham and the analytics side of football!

  • Episode 36: Newcastle United Sale, Alex Telles to PSG, Arsenal Transfers & Who is the 3rd Best Player of the Messi & Cristiano Era?

    April 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
    bundesliga, football, la liga, ligue 1, mls, premier league, serie a, soccer

    Pet Berisha makes his much anticipated return to the State of Play Podcast with Martino Puccio and Matthew Santangelo! In this pod the guys breakdown the potential sale of Newcastle United, the growing rumors of Alex Telles joining PSG, Arsenals potential transfers for this summer. To wrap up this episode they discuss on who they think is worthy of being the third best player since 2008 behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi!

  • Episode 35: Carlo Garganese Joins to Discuss All Things Calcio!

    April 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 18 mins
    bundesliga, football, la liga, ligue 1, mls, premier league, serie a, soccer

    Matt Santangelo is joined by Calcio Writer and Broadcaster Carlo Garganese to discuss all things Italian Foobtall including players like Sandro Tonali and Mario Balotelli, then they tell you who gets into their All-Time Italian Starting XI.

  • Episode 34: Chelsea Season Review With Alex Goldberg of "The Byline"

    March 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins
    bundesliga, football, la liga, ligue 1, mls, premier league, serie a, soccer

    Alex Goldberg of the Byline joins Matt and Martino to discuss Chelsea's season, the up and coming youngsters at the club and what to expect this coming summer in the Transfer Market!

  • Episode 33: Liverpool Season in Review and Milan Chat With Maxi Angelo!

    March 25th, 2020  |  56 mins 24 secs
    bundesliga, football, la liga, ligue 1, mls, premier league, serie a, soccer

    Maxi Angelo of Breaking the Lines, LFC Transfer Room and SempreMilan.com joins Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo to discuss all things Liverpool and some Milan!

  • Episode 32: Roberto Rojas of Bein Sports, MLS Season & A Miguel Almiron Update!

    March 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins
    bundesliga, football, la liga, ligue 1, mls, premier league, serie a, soccer

    Roberto Rojas of Bein Sports joins Martino and Matt to discuss the ongoing suspensions of football, what the European Leagues should do to combat it, how the MLS will handle the situation and a check up on how Miguel Almiron has played for Newcastle United!

  • Episode 31: Football Suspended!? Janusz Michallik Joins To Discuss Serie A, Polish Football and Much More!

    March 20th, 2020  |  52 mins 58 secs
    bundesliga, football, la liga, ligue 1, mls, premier league, serie a, soccer

    Janusz Michallik of ESPNFC joins Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio to discuss the crazy times of the Coronavirus and what life is like without Football!

  • Episode 30: Marcus Rashford Injury, Erling Haaland's Debut, Ciro Immobile is On Fire & Rayan Cherki Profile

    January 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins
    bundesliga, football, la liga, ligue 1, mls, premier league, serie a, soccer

    Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back to bring you all the latest talk on topics in European Football including English Premier League, Bundesliga and Serie A

  • Episode 29: CL Knockout Draw, Ancelotti to Everton, Kepa & Chelsea Plus Roberto Grosso Profiles Ionut Radu

    December 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins
    bundesliga, football, la liga, ligue 1, mls, premier league, serie a, soccer

    Matt Santangelo and Roberto Grosso dissect some of the top stories around Europe including, CL Draw, Ancelotti to Everton, Serie A and a player profile on Ionut Radu for our Goalkeeping guest Roberto Grosso!