State Of Play

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

91 episodes of State Of Play since the first episode, which aired on July 31st, 2018.

  • Episode 91: Atletico Near the Finish Line, Dramatic Top 4 Races in Serie A and Premier League and is England's Defense Overrated?

    May 18th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins
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    Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back for a La Liga title discussion as it comes down to Atletico and Real Madrid for the final match. As for Real Madrid is Zidane headed out to go to Juventus and does Max Allegri come in to replace him? Englands Top 4 finish just got even more dramatic after Alisson scored a later winner for Liverpool as the race is down to them Chelsea and Leicester City. Over in Italy the Top 4 is now down to Milan, Juventus and Napoli as there is one more match left. Plus, the very first organized debate about Englands defense between Pet and Matt!

  • Episode 90: Atletico & Lille Inch closer to Titles, Juventus to Europa League? Plus, Cavani Staying at Manchester United!

    May 10th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins
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    Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo, and Martino Puccio are back for episode 90 of the State of Play Podcast, this week they discuss Lille and Atletico Madrid moving closer to league titles. They do a deep dive into the issues at Juventus and what it will take to turn the club around. Inter could be facing financial difficulties after more news arriving from Sky Sport and lastly they address Edinson Cavani staying at Manchester United for another season!

  • Episode 89: Jose Mourinho Hired at Roma,

    May 5th, 2021  |  33 mins 14 secs
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    Pet Berisha and Matt Santangelo are back for episode 89 for the State of Play podcast. Roma makes a shocking announcement that Jose Mourinho will be their manager heading into the 2021/22 season and whether or not this will be a success. As far as La Liga and Ligue 1 go, the title races are winding down to a photo-finish as Real Madrid, Atletico and Barcelona all have a shot to win the title. As for Ligue 1 can Lille fend off PSG and others as they look for their first titles in years!

  • Episode 88: Hansi Flick Out and Nagelsmann In for Bayern, Kylian Mbappe for Ballon D'or? Plus, La Liga & Ligue 1 Title Races!

    April 28th, 2021  |  47 mins 40 secs
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    Pet Berisha and Matt Santangelo are back for episode 88 of the State of Play Podcast as they discuss the coaching carousel in Bundesliga as Hansi Flick is set to leave Bayern and Julian Nagelsmann is set to take his job. Kylian Mbappe keeps putting in top performances and does that push him even closer to a Ballon D'or? La Liga and Ligue 1 have title races that will go down to the final matchday in their leagues, who will come out on top? Finally they discuss the possibility of Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma leaving on a free this summer!

  • Episode 87: European Super League Launched, What Does it Mean for Football?

    April 19th, 2021  |  1 hr 19 mins
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    Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo, Martino Puccio Harry Brooks and Mo Ali are here for a roundtable discussion on the European Super League and the long term impact on the sport of football. Not only that they discuss the sacking of Jose Mourinho from Spurs!

  • Episode 86: 2021 MLS Preview with Tom Bogert: Chicharito, Higuain & Josef Martinez Expectations, Title Predictions and Top Talents!

    April 16th, 2021  |  59 mins 17 secs
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    Martino Puccio is joined by Tom Bogert of MLSSoccer.com to discuss the outlook for the 2021 MLS season! Here he breaks down the expectations for the leagues biggest names and Phil Nevilles debut with Inter Miami. He then gives us a brand new list of players that he has his eyes on that can potentially take the next leap. Lastly, it's prediction type, Tom tells us who he thinks will eventually be hoisting the trophy at the end of the season!

  • Episode 85: PSG Score Three on Bayern, Jesse Lingard for Ballon D'or? and Atletico Madrid are Free Falling

    April 13th, 2021  |  57 mins 8 secs
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    Martino Puccio and Pet Berisha are back for this weeks episode of the State of Play Podcast, this week they discuss the first leg of Champions League Quarter Final and what to expect in the second legs. As for West Ham and the Premier League Jesse Lingard has been on fire for the club as they are in place to make it into Europes prestigious competition. As for La Liga Atletico Madrid are in a free fall as they risk losing the title as Real Madrid are just one point behind them. That leads to the question of Zidanes future and how could potentially fit into Juventus.

  • Episode 84: Champions League Quarter-Final Preview!

    April 6th, 2021  |  38 mins 25 secs
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    Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo are back for a Champions League Quarter-Final preview! They go through every single matchup as they try to figure out what team they think will end up advancing to the next round!

  • Episode 83: Champions League Quarter-Final Draw, Neymar Contract Extension, La Liga and Ligue 1 Title Races!

    March 23rd, 2021  |  51 mins 43 secs
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    Pet Berisha and Martino Puccio are ready to lead you into the International Break for March 2021! First they discuss the draws in the Champions League and who they think will advance to the next round with all the possible matchups. Neymar is expected to extend his contract with PSG through 2026 and the impact it has for the club. Lastly they get into the title races in Ligue 1 and La Liga! Can Lille make a push to win a title or will Atletico Madrid crumble to Barcelona or Real Madrid?

  • Episode 82: Yunus Musah Chooses USA, Cristiano Ronaldo's Future at Juventus, Ballon D'or Favorite for 2021 And Champions League Round of 16!

    March 16th, 2021  |  52 mins 11 secs
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    Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo are back for another episode of the State of Play Podcast! Youngster Yunus Musah has chosen Team USA to partake in his international career as the guys discuss the significance of his decision. They then dive into the Cristiano Ronaldo situation with Juventus and where his future lies with the club and beyond. They finally wrap up with potential Ballon D'or favorites and who the favorites for the second legs of the Champions League are.

  • Episode 81: Manchester is Red, Inter Move Closer to a Title, Erling Haaland is a Phenomenon and Joachim Low's Reign at Germany is Ending

    March 9th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
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    Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo are back for another episode of The State of Play Podcast. Manchester United had a massive win over City this weekend as they continue to solidify a top four spot in England. They then move on to discuss the tenure of Joachim Low in Germany as he has announced that Euro 2021 will be his last tournament with the country. They then discuss Inter Milan's continued dominance in Serie A as the Nerrazzuri move closer to their 19th title with a 1-0 win over Atalanta. Erling Haaland has reached 100 career goals already while Matt & Martino discuss his dominance they also transition to Bayern Munichs dominance as well. To wrap up the episode they discuss the upcoming fixtures in Champions League and what teams will be looking to move to the next round.

  • Episode 80: Cristiano Oliveira of Benfica Podcast: Benfica, State of Portuguese Football and Cristiano Ronaldo

    March 2nd, 2021  |  55 mins 28 secs
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    Cristiano Oliveira of The Benfica Podcast joins Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo are here to discuss all things Portuguese football from Benifca and Sporting all the way to some of the top players like Joao Felix, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruben Dias and more! Lastly they get to what the odds are looking like in terms of Portugal's chances of winning this summers Euros!

  • Episode 79: Richard Webster: Marco Rose Hiring, State of Arsenal, Spurs and City! Plus, Young Up and Coming Stars in Football!

    February 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins
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    Pet Berisha and Matt Santangelo are joined by Football Coach Richard Webster on the Marco Rose hire at Borussia Dortmund and how he can develop some of the talent at Dortmund. His thoughts on Mikel Arteta's progress with Arsenal. Spurs and Mourinho are still struggling, how much longer can the North London club continue with the Special One? Richard also gives us some his favorite talented players heading into the next few years!

  • Episode 78: Inter Milan in 1st Place, Upamecano to Bayern, Rose to Dortmund and MLS!

    February 16th, 2021  |  51 mins 32 secs
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    Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are here to break down all the top news in World Football! This week they cover Inter Milan's rise to the top of Serie A and how well positioned they are to win the title. They head to Germany to discuss Marco Rose to Borussia Dortmund and Dayot Upamecano's move to Bayern Munich this coming summer. Alexandre Pato is headed to the United States to play for Orlando City FC as he tries to revive his career once more. At the end of the episode Pet, Martino and Matt discuss who they think will move on from each Champions League Round of 16!

  • Episode 77: Roberto Rojas of Bein Sports: Premier League Title Race, Moises Caicedo, VAR and More!

    February 9th, 2021  |  53 mins 40 secs
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    Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo are joined by Bein Sports Roberto Rojas to discuss all things football! First they jump into the Premier League where City dominated Liverpool over the weekend and how the race for the title is dwindling. Moises Caicedo is one of the most talented youngsters in South America and he joined Brighton this past month so Roberto gives an outlook on how great the signing truly is. The guys then transition on over to VAR and how well it is going in football plus some adjustments they can make. Finally they get to Messi and where he is going to be playing next summer! Erling Haaland possible release clause and where Dortmund's futures lie.

  • Episode 76: January Transfer Market Closes, Messi's Absurd Contract and AVB is Out at Marseille!

    February 2nd, 2021  |  54 mins 58 secs
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    Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back for episode 76 of SOP, this episode they tackle all of the big news of the final day of the transfer market as some big clubs made some notable moves. After that they take a nose dive into the Leo Messi contract situation at Barcelona, what it means for Leo and the club moving forward. Then there's more drama but from France this time after the debacle that is happening at Marseille on top of Neymar's reported contract extension through 2025.