State Of Play

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 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!

  • Episode 58: Former MLS Player & SiriusXM Host Brian Dunseth: USMNT Outlook, Gio Reyna, Konrad de la Fuente and Inter Miami!

    September 23rd, 2020  |  55 mins 33 secs
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    Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are joined by Brian Dunseth of SiriusXM and Real Salt Lake joins the show! He joins to discuss all things USA Soccer from Gio Reyna to Konrad de la Fuente and Inter Miami's massive signings!

  • Episode 57: Aubameyang Extends at Arsenal, PSG/Marseille, Dortmund Dominate and Transfer Updates!

    September 15th, 2020  |  54 mins 10 secs
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    Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back this week to discuss all things football as more top leagues return this weekend! From Aubameyang extending at Arsenal, to Ligue 1 controversy, Dortmund dominating with young super stars and finally more transfer rumor updates across the continent!

  • Episode 56: James Rodriguez to Everton, Premier League & La Liga Return and Suarez to Juventus?

    September 9th, 2020  |  53 mins 10 secs
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    Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are back for another episode as they discuss some of the top transfer stories around Europe including James Rodriguez, Thiago, Koulibaly and Luis Suarez. Then they discuss the impact of the Messi situation in Barcelona as he will stay through for another season and the long-term effects of Nicolò Zaniolo injuring his ACL.

  • Episode 55: Kai Havertz to Chelsea, Sandro Tonali to Milan, Van De Beek, Plus Arsenal and Inter Transfer Updates!

    September 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
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    Martino Puccio and Matt Santangelo are back to discuss a ton of the top moves that have taken place in the transfer market in Europe! They go through each move for the top clubs around the world and what it means to them heading into next season. From Kai Havertz to Chelsea, Sandro Tonali to Milan, Van De Beek, Plus Arsenal and Inter Transfer Updates!

  • Episode 54: Sam Tighe of BR Football: Bayern Munich Win the Champions League and Your Questions Answered!

    August 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
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    Pet Berisha and Matt Santangelo are joined by Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe as they discuss the Champions League Final between PSG and Bayern. They answer your questions from an array of topics such as Manchester United, English National Team, Antonio Conte's brash attitude and more!

  • Episode 53: John Solano of RomaPress: AS Roma Sold to Dan Friedken! Plus Champions League Quarterfinal Review!

    August 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 17 mins
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    John Solano joins Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio to discuss the sale of AS Roma and new owner Dan Friedken, the outlook for the new season and what to expect from the ownership. Plus, Matt and Martino discuss the drama that went down in the Champions League this past week and what it means for Leo Messi!

  • Episode 52: Andrew Mangan of Arseblog, Sarri Sacked-Pirlo Hired at Juventus and Champions League Update!

    August 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins
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    This episode of the State of Play Podcast is loaded with footballing content. Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio kick you off with some Champions League updates and the situation going on at Juventus with the sacking of Sarri and hiring of Pirlo. For the episodes main course Pet Berisha is joined by Andew Mangan of Arseblog as they dive into all things surrounding the Gunners and what the outlook for this summer & beyond will be!

  • Episode 51: Arsenal Win FA Cup, Alexis Sanchez Stays at Inter, Sancho to Man United?, Champions League Round of 16!

    August 4th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
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    Matt Santangelo and Martino Puccio are here to break down Arsenal's FA Cup victory over Chelsea with a 2-1 win, Alexis Sanchez moving to Inter for good, Manchester United's future with Chris Smalling and Jadon Sancho. Plus, more drama with Antonio Conte at Inter, will he remain at the club? Lastly, the guys get into this weekends Champions League matchups as they try to figure out which teams will be advancing to the next rounds! Your questions answered as well!