Premier League stars Callum Wilson and Michail Antonio give fans a player’s perspective on the beautiful game, alongside broadcaster and HUGE Liverpool fan Rick... More
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Did the Boys Get Their Premier League Predictions Right?
Newcastle WILL be playing in the Champions League next season! What an achievement. And West Ham have one more game to secure European football for a third season on the trot. And what a game! Michail previews the Europa Conference League Final in Prague on the 7th of June.
It’s the end of the season and there’s no better time to analyse the boys’ predictions from August last year. How accurate were they? Well… not very.
Plus they look back on the respective goals they set and whether they were achieved. It’s awards time and none is more coveted than the annual FFPs. So who was the best player of the season? Best manager? Biggest surprise? Best signing? And who scored the goal of the season?
Rickie’s also dishing some podcast specific awards out. Who was the least punctual? The best dressed? And who won the now famous goal scoring bet?
Finally, there’s just about time to look forward to the summer holidays. Where are the boys going and will Michail be cooking some food for Callum at some point?
We want to hear from you over the summer, so if you have any questions for the boys, or a nomination for the Strikers’ Union, get in touch via [email protected]
Will Pochettino succeed at Chelsea?
The season’s nearly over, but there’s still loads to play for. Callum’s Newcastle side are yet to fully secure a Champion’s League spot after dropping points at Leeds. And Michail’s West Ham have a European cup final place to fight for.
There’s also the big issue of what Michail will be cooking for the end of season meal.
Callum scored a brace from 12 yards at Elland Road, but how does he block out the noise coming from opposition players and fans?
There was a bit of controversy on the sidelines in that game, too, as a Leeds fan entered the field of play and confronted Eddie Howe. What did the boys make of that and what do they think should be done to prevent future repeats of such events?
The boys break down the Hammers’ 2-1 win against AZ Alkmaar, but a little birdie told Callum that Michail was getting bullied by their defender. Was that really the case?
The title race looks to be all but over with Arsenal’s loss at home to Brighton. With the lead they held earlier in the season, will this be the biggest bottle job in Premier League history?
And Pochettino is going to Chelsea… Michail didn’t see it coming, but could it be a masterstroke? Callum thinks Kane could be following.
In Footballers Unfiltered this week we have questions about the boys’ favourite assists and Michail’s muted celebrations. Plus they judge a screamer from the halfway line in the Strikers’ Union.
Have a question or a nomination for the boys? Send them in to [email protected]
Is Gündoğan too old for Man City?
Last week Callum was all smiles, this week it’s Michail’s turn! West Ham look to have secured safety with a brilliant win against Manchester United, but what did the boys make of David de Gea’s howler? Howler or not, Michail feels they deserved victory and should have had at least a penalty too. The focus now turns to Europe with a HUGE semi-final on Thursday.
Callum on the other hand is grumpy. Newcastle lost to the title challengers Arsenal in a tight and feisty game. Does it show how far Newcastle have come that they went toe to toe with the Gunners? Or is it a reminder they have some improvement to do yet? Competition throughout the league is as exciting (and uncertain) as ever. And the boys are reluctant to make predictions for fear of jinxing themselves.
There’s ample time to discuss Manchester City’s remarkable season. One thing from their game at the weekend got the boys talking, however - should the penalty taker ever hand over responsibility to help a team-mate secure a hat-trick? Plus, with rumours circulating that Gündoğan may be too old for a new contract at City, the boys ask whether age just a number.
In Footballers Unfiltered this week the boys answer questions about transfer gossip and how the game has changed over the years. And with the play-offs getting underway, they judge a brilliant volley from the Thurlow Nunn First Division North Play-Off Final. Have a question or a nomination for the boys? Send them in, to [email protected]
Is Callum in the form of his life?
It’s all smiles on one half of the podcast as Callum makes it EIGHT goals in April, from just TWO starts. He talks about his brace against Southampton and if his strike against Everton was one of his best yet!
Michail’s back amongst the goals too, but after a good week last week, West Ham have suffered two defeats. Are they now looking nervously over their shoulders again? While we’re recording, Leicester and Everton play out a thrilling draw to ease the tension just a bit.
Also, Michail has an interesting revelation as he explains how he tried to get Eberechi Eze a yellow card, after his opponent took his shirt off during a break in play. Surely within the rules, the referee should have produced a yellow card? Well, Michail thinks so and even pointed out the incident to the officials in the hope of gaining an advantage.
The boys discuss celebrating too early after Richarlison’s wild celebrations were seemingly for nothing as Liverpool broke Spurs’ hearts. However, should Jota have even been on the pitch to score Liverpool’s injury time winner? Rickie doesn’t think so.
And with the Spurs players refunding fans for last week’s showing against Newcastle, the boys give their take on whether they’d ever do the same.
In this week’s Footballers Unfiltered, the boys are asked whether referees should be forced to do post match press conferences. They also assess a beautiful half volley, caught on CCTV for the Strikers Union. Have a question or a nomination for the boys? Send them in: [email protected]
How far can Wrexham go?
Where’s Rickie?! The pod’s third wheel is running late. But don’t fret, the boys have a very special replacement to fill in. Wrexham’s Paul Mullin logs on, with a bit of a hangover, to tell all on their wild season.
What is it like to play under Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s ownership? How involved are the Hollywood owners? And what has the party been like since promotion to the Football League was confirmed on Saturday?
Paul’s not the only one who’s had a good week though. Newcastle put on a show at St James’ Park as they thrashed Spurs 6-1. Callum explains what it was like to be in the ground as five goals went in within 20 minutes of play.
And Michail is well and truly back in the goals; three in four days to be precise! What’s changed personally for him? And with safety almost secured and a European semi-final coming up, will we ultimately look back at this as a very successful season for the Hammers?
And Pablo Fornals scored a ridiculous goal in their win over Bournemouth, but did he mean it? Either way, Michail is jealous of the acrobatic strike.
Rickie eventually shows up to ask your questions and put a couple of nominations for the Strikers Union to the boys. We want to hear your crazy footballing stories, see your unbelievable goals and put any questions you may have to Michail and Callum.
Send them in via [email protected]