State Of Play

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 74: Matteo Bonetti of ESPN on Serie A: Juventus Struggling, Chelsea Spiraling and Martin Odegaard's Future

    January 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 21 mins
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    Matteo Bonetti joins this long podcast for Episode 74 with Matt Santangelo discussing Juventus and where they sit at the halfway point of the season. Roma suffered another debacle in Coppa Italia with another embarrassing loss and the direction the Friedkin ownership group. Fiorentina are a talented squad but there seems to be some issues, the guys discuss the future for La Viola. Plus a fun player profile by Matteo! After the interview Martino and Pet join Matt to discuss some of the major games in the Premier League, where Real Madrids market lies with the likes of Martin Odegaard and much more!

  • Episode 73: January Transfer Market Talk: Mesut Ozil, Jadon Sancho, Moises Caicedo and Much More!

    January 12th, 2021  |  53 mins 13 secs
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    Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back for another episode of The State of Play! This week they are discussing all of the developing rumors across the world of football, names like Ozil, Caicedo, Demebele and more are discussed! The guys discuss who would fit best with a certain club and how likely the outcome of success would be for each player!

  • Episode 72: Ligue 1 with Mo Ali: Pochettino to PSG, Saliba, Frank Lampard & Chelsea and Mohamed Simakan Profile!

    January 5th, 2021  |  52 mins 8 secs
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    Pet Berisha and Matt Santangelo are back for episode 72 of the State of Play Podcast with recurring guest Mo Ali! The gents discuss the signing of Mauricio Pochettino at PSG and what kind of impact he will be having at his former club. Frank Lampard and Chelsea are struggling mightily and the guys try to get to the root of the issue for the Blues. Kevin De Bruyne and David Alaba contract updates and what direction they might be headed in! Mo gives us his player profile breakdown of Strasbourg's CB Mohamed Simakan!

  • Episode 71: Top 10 U-23 Talents to watch in 2021!

    December 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
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    Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back for episode 71 of the State of Play Podcast as they go through their list of two years ago with top talent predictions and see how they are doing as of today. Then Matt and Pet release their new lists of players that have caught their eye in recent times. They explain their choices and why they think they'll be rising stars very, very soon!

  • Episode 70: Zach Lowy of Breaking the Lines: Barcelona's Future, Leo Messi's Situation, Riqui Puig and Breakout La Liga Stars!

    December 22nd, 2020  |  59 mins 57 secs
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    Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio welcome in recurring guest Zach Lowy of Breaking the Lines to discuss the mess at FC Barcelona and how Messi's future is looking bleak at the club. He then gets into the top young stars across La Liga and how many great talents there are. Finally he wraps up the episode with profiles on players like Brian Reynolds and how they can potentially fit at a club like Roma.

  • Episode 69: Champions League Draw, Arsenal Free-Falling, Dortmund Sack Favre and Papu Gomez's Future!

    December 16th, 2020  |  59 mins 3 secs
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    Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back after winning the Gold Award for the Best New Content Creator for the FCA's! This week they discuss the highly anticipated CL draw, Arsenal getting too close to the relegation zone. They head to Germany where they discuss what lies ahead for Dortmund after they sacked their manager Lucian Favre and more drama out of Italy as Papu Gomez wants out of Atalanta!

  • Episode 68: Maxi Angelo of Football Elements: Paul Pogba Saga, Liverpool's Success, Milan's Emergence and the Future of Swedish Football!

    December 8th, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins
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    Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are joined by Maxi Angelo to discuss Mino Raiola's comments on Paul Pogba, Mario Balotelli's future. They then take a deep dive into Liverpool and all the progress they have made since all of their injuries have occurred. After that they draw parallels between Liverpool and AC Milan on how they construct their business throughout the transfer windows and the profiles they look out for. Lastly Sweden is experiencing some exciting times as they have many talents emerging throughout the country!

  • Episode 67: The Legacy of Diego Maradona, Edinson Cavani and the Fountain of Youth and Juventus's Dependency on Cristiano Ronaldo!

    December 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 53 secs
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    Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back for Episode 67! The Football world mourns the loss of the legendary Diego Maradona at the age of 60. The guys discuss his legacy, impact and overall football genius across his remarkable career. They then move onto Edinson Cavani and his fantastic impact off the bench for Manchester United over the weekend and what they expect from him throughout the rest of the season. Juventus have become dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo as they continue to drop points in Serie A, how big of an issue is this? Lastly they wrap up with discussions on Borussia Mönchengladbach and answer your questions!

  • Episode 66: Erling Haaland is on Fire, Ibrahimovic is Timeless and Spurs are atop the Premier League!

    November 24th, 2020  |  52 mins 22 secs
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    Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back after International Break as they try to make sense of how good Erling Haaland truly is. They touch upon the impact of the ageless wonder that is Zlatan Ibrahimovic and what the impact of his injury could lead to. Sassuolo are playing some of the most attractive football in Europe and how De Zerbi has got them to that level. Spurs had a massive win over the weekend vs Man City and they sit on top of the table in the Premier League, would this be Mourinho's biggest achievement? Lastly, Barcelona are struggling to stay in the race for the title, how long can they keep playing like this before it becomes devastating?

  • Episode 65: International Break: Gareth Southgate, Euro 2021 Favorites, Joao Felix, Dominik Szoboszlai and Super Agents!

    November 17th, 2020  |  57 mins 40 secs
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    Pet Berisha and Martino Puccio are back for the State of Play Podcast this international break as they cover all of the action that has gone on during the break. They discuss Englands issues, Scotland Qualifying for the Euros and who the favorites for the tournament are. Then there are some fantastic young talents out there from Joao Felix to Ansu Fati and the guys cover them and where the futures are headed.

  • Episode 64: Ronaldo Returns, Arsenal Defeat United, Ibrahimovic Keeps Rolling and Bale Makes an Impact!

    November 3rd, 2020  |  51 mins 53 secs
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    Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back for another episode to discuss all the intense results of the weekend. Cristiano Ronaldo made his return for Juventus and made an immediate impact, then Arsenal get a massive 3 points at Old Trafford after defeating Manchester United. Messi and Barcelona continue to go through some frustrating times as they continue to struggle overall. Ibrahimovic and Milan continue their unbeaten run as it reaches 24 straight matches and how Sassuolo is one of the more dominating teams in Italy early on in the campaign.

  • Episode 63: MLS Writer Tom Bogert: 2020 MLS Season, Rising Stars, Team USA and More!

    October 27th, 2020  |  51 mins 26 secs
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    Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio breakdown El Classico from over the weekend as well as Juventus's struggles in Serie A. They are then welcomed by MLSSoccer.com Writer Tom Bogert, Tom gives insight into the MLS Season, what top talents you should be keeping your eye on and a player profile for Daryl Dike!

  • Episode 62: Champions League Returns, Spurs Blow a 3-0 Lead, Napoli Revived and More!

    October 21st, 2020  |  51 mins 8 secs
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    Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back with the Champions League kicking-off this season and who seems to be the favorites in the competition. They also discuss the long-term impact of Virgil Van-Dijk's injury for Liverpool and how they will cope. As for Spurs 3-3 collapse against West Ham and how that dark cloud still hovers over that club. Lastly they wrap up with how fantastic Napoli have been since the new season has started after a thrilling 4-1 victory over Atalanta this past weekend.

  • Episode 61: International Football Break: Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive, Premier League to 18 Teams and Milan Derby Preview!

    October 13th, 2020  |  45 mins 38 secs
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    Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back for another episode during this International Break! This episode they discuss the positive test outbreak across the continent, what players and clubs are impacted by this. Why are these breaks necessary and furthermore what to do in the future with them. They also get into the potentially proposed 18 team Premier League format that was reportedly presented by Manchester United and Liverpool!

  • Episode 60: Transfer Market Special: Winners and Losers From the 2020 Summer Transfer Market!

    October 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins
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    Pet Berisha, Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are here to break down all the top winners and losers from the top 5 leagues in Europe.
    The guys go through each top league and give us their biggest winner and loser from EPL, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga. Ranging from Man United all the way to Lille the guys breakdown the best moves made by the biggest clubs!

  • Episode 59: Liverpool Top Arsenal, Man City Struggles, PSG's Issues, Pirlo's Juve and Dortmund & Bayern Lose!

    September 29th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
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    Pet Berisha and Martino Puccio are back to discuss the top football topics throughout Europes top 5 leagues as they ramp back up into a new season. This episode covers Liverpools dominance, Manchester City's struggles in defense, PSG's drama and how clubs like Juventus, Bayern and Dortmund faired this weekend. Lastly, they continue to discuss the emergence of Barcelona's Ansu Fati and why he can help fix some of their issues!